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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

From Natchez To Mobile - River Boat Five

St. Louis Blues
From Natchez To Mobile
River Boat Five
Mercury Records
Custom High Fidelity
MG 20378


Ed Reed - Clarinet
Wray Thomas - Trombone
Jim Lunsford - Drums
Ed Tedder - Tuba
Ted Butterman - Cornet
Dargan Fitch - Banjo
Keller Merck - Piano

The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Yellow Dog Blues
Twelfth Street Rag
St. Louis Blues
Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)
Colonel Bogey
Lazy River

Monday, June 29, 2020

Instant Brubeck - Dave Brubeck

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
Instant Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Formerly titled "Brubeck Time" (CL 622)
Cover Art: Nick Fascianto
Cover Photo: Sandy Speiser
Manufactured by Columbia Records, Inc.
Harmony HS 11253

Jeepers Creepers
Pennies From Heaven
Why Do I Love You
Stompin' For Mili
Keepin' Out Of Mischief
A Fine Romance
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime

Espana Vol. II - Ataulfo Aurenta

First Movement - Pastorella (Allegro)
The Music Of Spain
Espana Vol. II
Ernesto Halffter
Ataulfo Argenta
Orquesta Nacional De Espana
London Records CM 9233

The original catalog numbers were obscured by overprinting on both the front and back of the jacket.

From the back cover: Halffer's "Minor Symphony" is the last recording conducted by Ataulfo Argenta. For this reason this record gains a new and valuable meaning. The Spanish conductor, one of the central figures amongst contemporary musicians, has a meteoric rise to fame which spread all over Europe. The principle European Orchestras knew the genius and standards of the master who disappeared while still in his youth when a future of the greatest brilliance awaited him. Rarely has such unanimous regret been felt at the loss of not just a musician, but of a person who combined minute detour with popular enthusiasm. The history of conducting in Spain closes one of the most beautiful chapters with Argenta's death, certainly that with the most world-wide resonancy in the field of recording. God has wished that this final chapter has Spanish tones of morning freshness. When the "Minor Symphony" was presented for the first time the critics in Spain and outside could not find better praises for this music so full of light and hope than the poetic and classical "Spring". – Enrique Franco

Canzoni Americane Cantate In Italiano - Nora Orlandi

Il Vento Sa - The Breeze And I
Canzoni Americane Cantate In Italiano
Nora Orlandi & Her Ensemble
American Hits Sung In Italian
Recorded under the direction of D. L. Miller
Audio Mix: Dr. Eric Beurmann
Cover Design: Chic Laganella
An Alshire Production
Manufactured by Budget Sound, Inc.
Audio Spectrum AS-1011

Colazine Da Tiffany - Moon River
Polvere Di Stelle - Stardust
Nel Blu, Di Pinto Di Blu - Volare
Il Vento Sa - The Breeze And I
Se Tu Dovrai Lasciarmi - Bill Bailey
Arcobaleno - Over The Rainbow
Manhattan - Manhattan
Vorrei Danzar Con Te - I Could Have Danced All Night
Uno A Te, Uno A Me - Never On Sunday
L'Amore E Una Cosa Meravigliosa - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Insieme A Te - When The Saints Go Marching In
Illusione - Deep Purple

Some Like It Hot - Jack Lemmon

Try A Little Tenderness
Jack Lemmon Sings And Plays Music From "Some Like It Hot"
Music Arranged and Conducted by Marion Evans
Epic LN 3559

Sweet Georgia Brown
Try A Little Tenderness
Down Among The Sheltering Palms
I'm Thru With Love
Black Bottom
Stairway To The Stars
Button Up Your Overcoat
It's Anybody's Spring
Sweet Sue – Just You
Georgia On My Mind
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Come In Out Of The Rain