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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Scrambler! - The Sandells


Lonely Road

The Sandells
A Richard Bock Production
Album Design: Woody Woodward
Cover Photo: Walter Georis
World-Pacific Records 1818

Gaston Georis - Piano, Organ and Clavietta
John Blakeley - Lead Guitar
Walter Georis - Rhythm Guitar
John Gibson - Bass Guitar
Danny Brawner - Drums

From the back cover: The background of the musicians is as unique as the music they present on their debut LP.

Walter Georis, who was born in Belgium, is the leader of the group. Although this is the band's first recording, one is immediately impressed by the professionalism of its leader. Walter, a senior in high school, started the group with the lead guitarist, John Blakeley, five years ago. The regard he has for his group, and the hopes he has for them, can easily be seen in the care he took in selecting the tunes for the album. Most of them are originals, bot only originals compositions, but original sounding compositions. Walther's rhythm guitar provides part of the foundation for the group to really let loose and swing.

Although his major interest is music, and specifically the group he leads, he also has a deep interest in photography. This is not merely an incidental hobby with him, but a deep knowledge and appreciation of the photographic arts. Walter's interest in the production of his first LP did not only extend to the music, but he also provided the record cover photo.

The lead guitarist, John Blakeley, is the other original member of the group that started five years ago. Other than his playing, the greatest contribution he made to the group's initial recording session are those original sounding compositions I mentioned earlier. John loves music, and he enjoys the success of the group, but of one thing he is adamant. "I don't want to make music a full-time career. I'm looking forward to studying psychology when I graduate from high school and eventually entering the ministry."

The band only occupies part of his time. A senior in high school, John finds that most of his time is spent with church activities and the responsibility of being president of his student body. He also holds several track records, but his interest in track has been sacrificed for the time he spends composing and playing.

John Gibson, the youngest member of The Sandells at sixteen, has been with the band for six months, although his training on the electric bass and guitar dates back six years. "I'd love to make music my career and if everything turns out, I will."

The drummer, Danny Brawner, has an enviable profession. One of the original surfers ("An oldie but goodie, you might say." says Danny. "I started surfing about ten years ago") he presently is employed putting the finishing touches on surfboards for a well-known manufacture. Danny's been playing the drums for almost as long as he's been surfing ("about eight years") and like John Gibson, he looks upon music as an ideal way to make a living.

Gaston Georis (Walter's older brother) rounds out the group. Gaston, who was also born in Belgium, received his high school education in Europe, then came to America to attend College where he received a degree in comparative literature and (dig this!) he now teaches French in high school. He speaks English, French, German, Spanish and Walloon (which is spoken in Belgium). His mastery of languages is equalled only by his musical versatility. On this record he is heard on piano, electric piano, clavietta, and various other rhythm instruments. "The clavietta," he explains, "is somewhat of a hybrid. It is a combination of the piano, harmonica and accordion." Geographically minded, Gaston pointed out that the clavietta has Italian origins. Gaston immediately named Bach as his musical favorite, and after some thought, he listed Dave Brubeck as a second choice. – Leslie Carter

Theme from The Endless Summer
Good Greeves
Out Front
Wild As The Sea
Jet Black
Lonely Road

How Do You Like It? - Gerry And The Pacemakers


You'll Never Walk Alone

How Do You Like It?
Gerry And The Pacemakers
Photo: Edgar Brind
Columbia 33SX 1546
E.M.I. Records Limited
Made and Printed in Great Britain

From the back cover: I hadn't heard Gerry's Pacemakers before their earliest trip to Germany but I do know that they returned to Merseyside with toughened voices and a tremendous new playing power. Gerry had put a thick leather coating on his tonsils and his lungs had turned themselves into a pair of steel-lined echo chambers.

The three founders of Les Chadwick – had been singing and playing together for twelve months before their first Hamburg season at the beginning of 1961. For a brief experimental spell Gerry fronted a trio instead of a quartet until pianist Les Maguire completed the current line-up by becoming a Pacemaker in May, 1961. The following winter Gerry And The Pacemakers made a permanent name for themselves on the since-famous Mersey Beat ballroom and club circuit. Liverpool fans found Gerry's good-humor, infectious grin and top-gear singing style irresistible. The solid sounds of The Pacemakers rang out at frequent intervals through the cells and tunnels of city centre basements like the Cavern Club and the Iron Door Club. The following summer, in June 1962, the group singed an exclusive management/direction contract with Brian Epstein. He brought them to the attention of E.M.I. producer George Martin some months later when George visited Liverpool to talk about plans for a first LP album by The Beatles. George watched Gerry And The Pacemakers in action during a routine appearance on the bandstand of a Birkenhead ballroom. He was sufficiently impressed to declare that normal recording studio audition should be scrubbed and a full-scale session date was fixed. The product of that session was a Columbia single which carried Gerry And The Pacemakers plus the Mitch Murray composition How Do You Do It? to Silver Disc fame at the No. 1 spot on the hit parade. A couple of months later Mitch penned another number specially for the group. Entitled I Like It this second ditty took Gerry And The Pacemakers straight back to the pop peal and established them as one of the major Merseyside influences upon 1963 pop scene trends.

A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
Where Have You Been?
Here's Hoping
You'll Never Walk Alone
The Wrong Yo Yo
You're The Reason
You Can't Fool Me
Don't You Ever
Slow Down

Brenda That's All - Brenda Lee

It's A Lonesome Old Town

Brenda That's All
Brenda Lee with Orchestra Under Direction of Owen Bradley
Brunswick 267 080 STEREO
Printed in Germany

I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
Fool No. 1
White Silver Sands
Just Out Of Reach
Sweethearts On Parade
It's A Lonesome Old Town
Organ Grinder's Swing
Gonna Find Me A Bluebird
Why Me?
Valley Of Tears
Someday You'll Want Me To What You
You Can Depend On Me

Water Skiing - Duane Eddy

The Backward Swan

Water Skiing
Duane Eddy
RCA Victor
Recorded in RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California
Recording Engineer: Jim Malloy
Living Stereo LSP-2918
Made in Germany by TELDEC • Telefunken- Decca

From Billboard - July 11, 1964: Real cool sounds for the summer season replete with roaring motor boat and watery sound effects. Duane's guitar, aided by rebel sax, glide and zip over the waves in fine commercial style. Plenty of good beat for dancing.

Water Skiing
Rooster Tail
The Backward Swan
Deep-Water Start
The Wake Ballet
Toe-Hold Slide Slide
Banana Peels
In Gear
Jumping The Wake

Give Me Forty Acres! - The Willis Brothers


I Just Broke Up With My Baby

Give Me Forty Acres!
To Turn This Rig Around
The Willis Brothers
Starday Records SLP-323

The pretty front cover model is singer Bobby Staff. Bobbie is in great demand for recordings and television in the Nashville Area and has traveled extensively on Country Music shows, including a trip to Holland last November with The Willis Brothers. - Color photo by Terry Tomlin

From the back cover: The smash hit recordings of Give Me Forty Acres (To Turn This Rig Around) by the Willis Brothers has spotlighted attention on the popularity of Truck Driver songs and on one of the greatest acts to ever appear on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

Guy, Skeeter and Vic – internationally known as The Willis Brothers – have three important first in the World Of Country Music. They were the first group to back the immortal Hank Williams. They were the "Drifting Cowboys" that accompanied Hank on many of his hit recordings. These boys were the first featured act on the nationally televised Jubilee U.S.A. show of Springfield, Missouri, and last, but by no means least, the Willis Brothers were the first Country Music group to give a concert in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., a place normally reserved for classical musicians.

Later on, in the middle 1950s, they were closely associated with the great Eddy Arnold, furnishing the music for Eddy's radio shows and performing with Eddy on many of his recordings.

The lure of the open road and the many road stops along America's highways seem to strike a chord with Country Music fans. The dangers that lurk on the highway, the lonely hours at the wheel, the coffee shops, the juke boxes, and pretty waitresses are all a very real part of truck driver's work and many of America's best selling Country song hits have resulted.

Vic Willis says: "Who should be better qualified to sing about the truck drivers of America than a group of Country musicians who traveled from 75,000 to 150,000 mile per year making personal appearances throughout the country. The Willis Brothers stop at the truck stops to share meals, jokes, interesting experiences, road information, and weather reports with the men who drive the big rigs. We have always found the drivers to be courteous, friendly and ready to lend a helping hand. In addition, it seems that truck drivers are usually avid fans of Country Music. So with this in mind, I want to join with my brothers Guy and Skeeter so that the Willis Brothers can dedicate this album to the truck drives of America."

It takes a lot of skill and know how to handle a big rig and bring the load in on schedule. It also takes an ability to keep alert; a willingness to leave home; and last, but by no means least, it takes a person who will maintain the professional truck driver reputation as the most capable and most considerate drivers on America's highways. It is significant that America's juke boxes enjoy the heaviest play in locations where truck drivers congregate. It is significant that Country Music disc jockeys get a vast amount of mail and requests from truck drivers and their wives and sweethearts.

Perhaps it is the long lonely hours on the road that are spent listening to radio, perhaps it is the romance from chance acquaintances as truck drivers go from town to town, from truck stop to road stop, from cafe to cafe. Whatever it is, the life of the truck driver, just like the lore of the railroad, the lot of the cowboy, and the lore of the outlaws and gunfighters, has captured the fancy of a large segment of our population.

Now let's get back to the Willis Brothers who began their career at Radio KGFF in Shawnee, Oklahoma during the 30's thereafter going to the Brush Creek Follies Show on KMBC at Kansas City, Missouri. World War II interrupted their career temporarily, but after four years in the service, they became regular members of Radio WSM's internationally famous Grand Ole Opry which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, the Country Music Capitol Of The World.

Guy is the oldest of the three Willis Brothers and is the very capable master of ceremonies for their stage show. He plays guitar and handles the lead vocals. Skeeter is known as the smiling fiddler, while Vic, the baby brother, plays both accordion and piano. They all pick and sing and write songs.

The Willis Brothers have developed an outstanding stage show that entertains at dances, on the stage, at banquets, and at schools or churches. They can vary their show according to the audience and they can perform a wide range of ballads, novelties, instrumentals and sacred songs.

The recordings in this album were made at the Starday Sound Studios in Nashville with Tommy Hall in charge of artists and repertoire, assisted by Jack "Hoss" Linneman at the controls. Recordings were made in stereo and have been remixed for maximum monaural sound quality. This is another Country Music album presentation by Starday Records, a label devoted exclusively to Country and Scared music. – Don Pierce, President - Starday Records

Give Me 40 Acres (To Turn This Rig Around)
Love Avenue
Strange Old Town
Truck Driving Sam
Gonna Buy Me A Juke Box
Truck Stop Cutie
One Thousand Acres
Wheels A Turning
I Just Broke Up With My Baby
When I Come Driving Through
Too Early To Get Up

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Mister Magic - Grover Washington Jr.


Earth Tones

Mister Magic
Grover Washington Jr.
Arranged and Conducted by Bob James
Produced for CTI by Creed Taylor
Photographs by Alen MacWeeney
Album Design by Bob Ciano
Kudu Records - A Division of Creed Taylor, Inc.
Kudu - Distributed by Motown Records Corp.
Kudu Record P698


Saxophone: Phil Bodner (baritone), Jerry Dodgion (tenor)
Trombone: Wayne Andre, Tony Studd (bass)
Violin: Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Harold Kohon, Harry Kookofsky, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Matthew Rainmondi
Viola: Manny Vardi
Cello: Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman

From the back cover: This is the fourth of Washington's carefully spaced, planned and produced Kudu albums. The proportion of original material is larger than in the previous collections.

Earth Tones
Passion Flower
Mister Magic
Black Forest

The Best Of The Browns


They Call The Wind Maria

The Best Of The Browns
Featuring Jim Edward Brown
RCA Victor STRERO (Electronically Reprocessed) LSP-3561 (e)

From the back cover: It was in 1959 that The Browns released on RCA Victor a record called The Three Bells (Les Trois Choches). It became one of the year's biggest hits and sold over a million copies for the trio from Arkansas – Jim Edward, Maxine and Bonnie Brown. Until that time The Browns were established country stars, but with The Three Bells they became pop headliners and yet remained favorites with their country fans, a feat many performers never accomplish. A true "family act," The Browns (brother Jim Edward, sisters Maxine and Bonnie) have a wonderfully warm voice blend that's distinctive, appealing, and a hallmark of all the "Bests" in this collection. – A&R Coordinator: Mike Lipskin

The Three Bells
You Can't Grow Peaches
The Old Lamplighter
I Heard The Bluebirds Sing
Scarlet Ribbons
Then I'll Stop Loving You
Send Me The Pillow
Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
Looking Back To See
I Take The Chance
They Call The Wind Maria

What Locks The Door - Jack Greene


What Locks The Door

What Locks The Door
Jack Greene
Decca Records STEREO DL 74939
Decca Records, A Division of MCA, Inc.

From the back cover: The year of 1967 will undoubtedly be inscribed in the annals of country music as the year in which a personable young man by the name of Jack Greene departed from his role as a featured member of the famed Ernest Tubb Texas Troubadours to strike out on his own as a solo performer. This latest album by him – titled, naturally enough, after his currently popular single record hit – offers further proof that he has already achieved an honored place among the great names in country music.

Though the Jack Greene story seems to be one of "overnight stardom," it is in fact a success story prefaced by hard and diligent work in his chosen career. The years 1944 through 1958 found this young man from Maryville, Tenn., active as a member in some of the top country music groups in the nation, including Atlanta's WSB-TV Peachtree Cowboys. Except for a short interruption from 1951-53, while he served as a member to the U.S. Army combat engineers, his fame throughout the land, as his popularity grew through his featured roles on local TV shows and 'in person' engagements.

It was not until 1962, however, and the chance to join the Ernest Tubb band, that the Jack Greene dream of success began to become a reality. During his years with this group, it was afforded the opportunity to record a series of Decca albums without its leader, and Jack got immediate attention with his great performance of a song penned by the late Rex Griffen titled The Last Letter, which went on to become the most programmed cut from the album and resulted in a Decca contract for him as a solo performer. He had moderate record success following The Last Letter until he recorded There Goes My Everything, which quickly shot up to the No. 1 spot on all the best-selling country music charts and was quickly followed by an album of the same title which achieved similar success. Jack's next record venture, soon after leaving the Tubb band, was an album and single titled All The Time – and the rest, as they say, is country music history.

Too Much Of You
Cincinnati, Ohio
Love Me And Make It All Better
My Elusive Dreams
Left Over Feelings
We'll Try A Little Bit Harder
I'm Still Not Over You
Gentle On My Mind
No One's Gonna Hurt You Anymore
Your Tender Loving Care
What Locks The Door

Spanish Songs And Dances In Motion - Jose Greco


Siguirlyas And Fiesta Flamenca

Spanish Songs And Dances In Motion
Jose Greco And His Dance Company
Orquesta de Conciertos de Madrid
Roger Machado, Director
Dancers: Lola De Ronda, Curro Rodriguez, Lupe del Rio, Luisa Sabiola
Singer: Norina
Guitars: Miguel Garcia, Emilio De Diego
Cover Photo: Records Photo Studio - Henry Parker
Columbia Masterworks MS 6265

From Billboard - September 11, 1961: A vibrant package of Spanish flamenco music as performed by Jose Greco and his dance company. The exciting melodies and spirited rhythms are well enhanced by the quality stereo sound. Highlights are "Siguiriyas and Fiesta Flamenca," "Los Novios de Mentehermoso" and "Danza de Castilla." This excellent performance offers the listener a fine flavor of true Spanish folk music. Package has good commercial possibilities.

Fandango; Desafio; Farruca del Contrabandista
Siguiriyas and Fiesta Flamenca
Los Novios de Montehermoso
Romance Andaluz
La Petenera and Cana de los Cabales
Danza de Castilla
La Molinera Caprichosa

Songs For Swingin' Lovers! - Frank Sinatra


Devil Moon

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!
Frank Sinatra
Orchestra Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Capitol Records W653

You Make Me Feel So Young
It Happened In Monterey
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
Too Marvelous For Words
Old Devil Moon
Pennies From Heaven
Love Is Here To Stay
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Thought About You
We'll Be Together Again
Makin' Whoopee
Swingin' Down The Lane
Anything Goes
How About You?

Modern Sounds In Country & Western - Ray Charles


Worried Mind

Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music
String Arrangement by Marty Paich
Big Band Arrangements by Gerald Wilson and Gil Fuller
Produced by Sid Feller
Gold Record Award
ABC-Paramount ABC-410 (disc label includes a "TRC - A Product Of Tangerine Records" logo)

Selections 1, 3, and 5, Side One; 2, 4 and 6, Side Two recorded at Capitol Records Studios, New York City, February 5 and 7, 1962 – Engineers: Frank Abbey, Gene Thompson.

Selections 2, 4 and 6, Side One; 1, 3 and 5, Side Two recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, February 15, 1962 – Engineer: Bill Putnam. Recording Supervision: Sid Feller

Bye, Bye Love
You Don't Know Me
Half As Much
I Love You So Much It Hurts
Just A Little Lovin'
Born To Lose
Worried Mind
It Make No Difference Now
You Win Again
Careless Love
I Can't Stop Loving You
Hey, Good Lookin'

Another Time, Another Place - Stan Getz


Blue For Junior

Another Time, Another Place
Stan Getz
Everybody's all-star tenor saxist in exquisite and long unavailable solo's playing with a variety of groups including Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Lou Levy
Recordings originally produced under the personal supervision of Norman Granz.
A&R Research & Coordination: Jack Maher
Remastering Engineer: Frank Greenwald
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
Cover Art: Jon Henry
VSP Verve VSPS-22

From Billboard - October 15, 1966: This is a compilation of cuts from Getz's Verve albums of the 1950s. Getz is backed with such top personnel as Jimmy Towles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass and Max Roach on drums. The sound is almost pop by today's standards, but the musicianship is solid enough to attract a wide audience.

With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
Personnel: Stan Getz, Tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Bobby Whitlock, bass; Max Roach, drums.
Originally recorded as a 78 RPM disc in September of 1954 (from discontinued album V-8125)

Blues For Junior
Personnel: Herb Ellis, guitar & leader; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Ray Brown, bass; Stan Levy, drums.
Recorded October 11, 1957 (from discontinued album V-8252)

Personnel: Stan Getz, tenor sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Lou Levy, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Shelley Manne, drums. (from discontinued album V-8128)

Ballad Medley
Tenderly - Stan Getz
Autumn In New York - Stan Getz
East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) - Lionel Hampton
I Can't Get Started - Lionel Hampton
Personnel and recording information same as the third tune on side one.
The Way You Look Tonight - Personnel: Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxes; Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; J. C. Heard, drums.
Originally recorded on June 26, 1957 in New York City (from discontinued album V-8225)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A Time For Love - Bobby Hackett


All Through The Night

Enoch Light Presents 
Bobby Hackett With Strings
A Time For Love
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Associated Producer: Julie Klages
Arrangements by Lew Davies
Cover Art: Charles E. Murphy
Project 3 Total Sound PR 5016
New! 4 Channel Stereo (sticker applied to cover)
1973 (date printed on the disc label)

From Billboard - November 4, 1967 (original release date) : The name of Bobby Hackett should boost sales of this lush sounding blend of trumpet and strings. The strings generally predominate by Hackett does occasionally come to the forefront, exhibiting his finesse on the horn. Material includes standards such as "My Funny Valentine," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" and "You Only Live Twice

The Eyes Of Love
My Funny Valentine
You Only Live Twice
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
A Time For Love
The Lamp Is Low
On The Street Where You Live
Goodnight My Love
The Love I Give You
Close Your Eyes
All Through The Night
You Stepped Out Of A Dream

Long Ago - Tony Bennett


Fools Rush In

Long Ago...
Tony Bennett
Frank DeVol and His Orchestra
Columbia CL 1186

It Could Happen To You
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
Long Ago And Far Away
It Amazes Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Be Careful, It's My Heart
My Foolish Heart
Time After Time
Fools Rush In
A Cottage For Sale
So Far

Jazz Samba - Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd


Samba De Uma Nota So

Jazz Samba
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
The Jazz Of America On Verve
Produced by Creed Taylor
Recording Engineer: Ed Green
Cover Painting by Olga Albizu
Recorded in Pierce Hall All Souls Unitarian Church Washington, D. C. February 13, 1962
Verve V-8432

Stan Getz: Tenor Sax
Charlie Byrd: Guitar
Keter Betts: Bass
Gene Byrd: Bass & Guitar
Buddy Deppenschmidt & Bill Reichenbach: Drums

From the inside cover:

About Stan Getz

Since the late 1940s, when Stan Getz drew nation attention to his tenor sax with his lyrical solo on Woody Herman's Early Autumn, he has built an impressive career in jazz out of his gift for melodic improvisation. His sound is soft and warm, but takes on a firm edge on peppy tempos. The wide variety of jazz experience he has crammed into his 35 years includes work with the bands of Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Jack Teagarden, and Bob Chester, among others he has been leader of his own group since 1951, and has played in most of the leading cities of the world. He recently returned to this country after nearly three years of residence in Denmark. He has won scores of awards from jazz publications the world over, including in this country, Metronome's annual poll for 11 straight years, Down Beat's annual poll for 10 years, Playboy's annual poll for four consecutive years, and top awards in Down Beat's Critic's Poll. Melody Maker's Reader's Poll in Germany, and many others.

About Charlie Byrd

One of the few guitarists in jazz to use the unamplified instrument. Byrd hails from a family of guitarists. He was born, 36 years ago, in Suffolk Va., and grew up in a community with a large Negro population. His early exposure to music was to blues guitarists and singers, and to Negro gospel music. Byrd's father and three brothers played guitar, and Charlie followed in the tradition by starting on mandolin and guitar at the age of 10. While in the U. S. Army during World War II, he played guitar in a band, jammed with Django Reinhardt and was exposed to modern jazz in the mid-1940s, he worked with Freddie Slack, Joe Marsala, Barbara Carroll and Sol Yaged, among others. He settled in Washington to study with Sophocles Papas, widely-known guitar teacher. In 1954, an audition with Andres Segovia led to an invitation for Charlie to study with Segovia in Italy that Summer. He still lives in Washington and works there and in other top jazz locations with his trio.

About The Rhythm Section

Keter (William Thomas) Betts began as a drummer, but switched to bass after-graduating from high school in 1946. He worked with Earl Bostic, Dinah Washington, and Nat and Cannonball Adderley's group before settling in Washington and locating with Charlie Byrd's group. He is a native of Port Chester, NY, and is 33 years old.

Gene Byrd is Charlie's 24-year old brother, making his recording debut on this album. He was a senior at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore when the sides were recorded.

Two drummers were used because, as Byrd noted, "This is what the Brazilians do. Both drummers play simple patterns, and together they swing." Buddy (William H.) Deppenschmidt is 25 years old and played for Byrd for a year and a half. Although he left the group recently, he returned to make the album. He made the South American tour with Charlie and participated on Byrd's three recent albums. He is currently with Billy Butterfield. Bill Reichebach recently joined Byrd on drums. His experience includes work with Tommy Dorsey's band and as rhythm man with Georgia Gibbs, among others.

Samba Dees Days
O Pato
Samba Triste
Samba De Uma Nota So
E Luxo So

The Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble - Daniel J. Cervone, Director



The Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble
Daniel J. Cervone, Director
Mark Custom Records MC No. 5632


Saxes: Rick Corbett, Greg Grenek, Terry Harr, Rich Mansfield, Eric Leeds
Trumpets: Tom Smalara, Skip McAuliffe, Tom Anthony, Rick Hamilton, Dave Auman
French Horns: Jim Anderson, Steve Irwin
Trombones: Gary Piecka, Rick Linn, Chuck Lynn, Jeff Smith, Harry Stephens
Electric Piano: Dave Supinski, Denny Onesko
Electric Bass: Claude Neidlinger
Drums: Mike Komrada
Percussion: Tom Anderson, Sam Bacco

Put On Your Sunday Clothes
Makunda Lake

Themes From Hollywood


Themes From Hollywood
Cover Photo inspired by The 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Production "April Love" starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones
Colortone C33-4904

Bob Eberly
Sylvia Textor,
Mike Stewart
Ray Bloch and His Orchestra and other Popular Orchestras and Singers

April Love  from "April Love"
Tammy from "Tammy And The Bachelor"
An Affair To Remember from "An Affair To Remember"
Don't Blame Me from "The Big City"
Tender Trap from "The Tender Trap"
A Woman In Love from "Guys & Dolls"
Fascination from "Love In The Afternoon"
Friendly Persuasion from "Friendly Persuasion"
Love Is A Many Splendor Thing from "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"
Anastasia from "Anastasia"
Cocktails For Two from "Murder At The Vanities"
Love Me Tender from "Love Me Tender"


Monday, November 9, 2020

Dream Along With The Singing Strings



Dream Along With The Singing Strings
Exclusively For Record Club Members
Produced by Charles Gerhardt
Recorded in Walthamstow Hall, London, England
Recording Engineer: K. E. Wilkinson
RCA Victor CPM-108

You Stepped Out Of A Dream
My Isle Of Golden Dreams
Girl Of My Dreams
Out Of My Dreams
Did You Ever See A Dream Walking
Dream Of Olwen
I Had The Craziest Dream
I Dream Too Much
Drifting And Dreaming
Darn That Dream
Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland

Modern Sound MS 1006


Snake Bit

Modern Sound MS 1006
Producer: William Beasley
Recorder & Compatible Mastering: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Cover Design: McPherson Studio, Nashville

A Tiger In My Tank
Walk Tall
99 Ways
Nightlife Is My Weakness
World Of Don't Care
Close All The Honky Tonks
Snake Bit
I've Been Doing It For Years
Young And Foolish
The Heartaches That You Gave Me

Current Hits - Volume No. 30


A Tiger In My Tank

Current Hits Volume No. 30
Producer: William Beasley
Assistant Producer: Ted Jarrett
Recorder: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Engineer: Tom Sparkman
Compatible Mastering: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Cover Design: McPherson Studio, Nashville

I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
Do What You Do Do Well
99 Ways
Then And Only Then
Nightlife Is My Weakness
Young And Foolish
A Tiger In My Tank
Walk Tall
Close All The Honky Tonks
(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
World Of Don't Care
I've Been Doing It For Years

Long Lonely Nights - Modern Sound



Long Lonely Nights
Producer: William Beasley
Recorder: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Compatible Mastering: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Cover Design: McPherson Studio, Nashville
Modern Sound MS 1007

Long Lonely Nights
I'm Telling You Now
Stay At Home
Uptown, Downtown
Come On On
The Race Is On
Lonely Girl
I'm In A Very Romantic Mood

My Coloring Book - Modern Sound


Blue Velvet

My Coloring Book
Producer: Bill Beasley
Assistant Producer: Ted Jarrett
Recorder: Sam Phillips Studio, Nashville
Engineer: Billy Sherrill
Compatible Mastering: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Cover Design: McPherson Studio, Nashville
Modern Sound MS 511

My Coloring Book
Blue Velvet
Blue On Blue
18 Yellow Roses
Little Band Of Gold
Green Onions
Roses Are Red
Ruby Baby
Take A Letter Miss Gray

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sambas - Arthur Murray Favorites - Enric Madriguera



Arthur Murray Favorites
Enric Madriguera and His Orchestra
Capitol Records L260 (10 inch 33 RPM)

From Billboard - January 27, 1951: This is samba as played for the "society" clique in class clubs – lush strings and woodwinds. The tempos vary from selection to selection, with some just a little too slow for neophytes who may be Arthur Murray students. In all, tho, the clan who still consider the samba the number one Latin American dance will go for this collection. One side, "Come To The Mardi Gras" includes a vocal by an unidentified femme. Tune selection ranges from standards to the lesser known melodies.

Come To The Mardi Gras
Minute Samba
A Batucada Comecou
Tico Tico
One Night In Brazil

Supper Club Favorites - Perry Como



Perry Como
Supper Club Favorites
RCA Victor LPM 3044 (10 inch 33 RPM)

From the back cover: The great tunes gathered together on this disc are a souvenir of one of the most popular singing shows ever heard on radio – The Perry Como-Chesterfield "Supper Club." Signed by Chesterfield soon after his phenomenal rise to fame, Perry's been presiding over the thrice-weekly Chesterfield show (now seen as well as heard on TV), with his own inimitable brand of casual charm for over six years.

Perry's relaxed, easy-going way of doing anything is deceptive. He might even strike the casual observer as a lazy guy who doesn't get much accomplished. Actually, Perry works hard – just as he has since he was eleven. In addition to his TV shows for Chesterfield, he journey's regularly to Hollywood to make movies and has frequent date at RCA Victor recording studios to make records. And, in addition, there are all the time-consuming activities required of a prince of the entertainment kingdom – the conferences with managers, press agents and publicity men, personal appearances, charity shows and a dozen and one other demands on his time. One thing that keeps Perry young and healthy through it all is his relaxed, unhurried attitude. Another is the fact that his sometimes hectic public life is based on a regular domestic routine for Perry is devoted to his home and family.

His home is in a comfortable town on North Shore of Long Island, and his family consists of his wife, Roselle, sons Ronnie and David, and his daughter, Terri. Perry spends all his spare time with them. For relaxation, he likes golf, swimming, badminton, and fooling around with his notable collection of pipes.

His devotion to his family nearly cost him his career. When Ronnie was born, in 1940, Perry and Roselle were on the road with Ted Weems' band, with which Perry was featured vocalist, playing one-night stands around the country. Perry frankly hated the constant traveling; he'd been doing it for five years with Weems, and before that that for two years with Freddie Carolone's orchestra, with whom he had started out in 1933.

Perry stuck it out with Weems for two more years, more and more convinced it was no life for a baby. (Sometimes, he says, "we had to heat Ronnie's pablum on the car radiator.") When Weems broke up his band in December, 1942, to go into service, Perry went back to his native Cannonsburg, Pa., swearing he'd go back to his original trade of barbering before he'd go back on the road with a band. Determined to have a home life for his family, he refused several lucrative offers with name bands; but when he got a chance to have a sustaining radio show which would permit him to have a fairly permanent home he accepted and went to New York.

The rest, as the man said, is history. A two-week engagement at the Copacabana stretched out to eight; Hollywood beckoned imperiously; and RCA Victor hastened to sign him up. Within a year he was crowding Crosby, Sinatra and Haymes at the top of the ladder.

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