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Friday, May 21, 2021

Chapuseaux y Damiron - Con Su Conjunto


El Suetercito

Chapuseaux y Damiron
Con Su Conjunto
Ansonia STEREO SALP 1261

From the back cover: Chapuseauz and Damiron are known as the "Kings of the Merengue". They were star performers on various Dominican Radio programs. These Ambassadors of Latin American rhythms are fine musicians and have demonstrated their musical prowess for over 24 years. Their personal appearances have taken them to almost every important music center throughout the Americas.

Francisco Simo Damiron, genius of the keyboard, was born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Damiron started his formal musical education as a youngster and was tutored by the famous professors Betances and Negrette. These were two of the most famous music teachers in Santo Domingo at that time. Damiron attested the Escuela Practica where he majored in engineering, but left school to devote all his energies to his true love, music. He now dedicated himself exclusively to his musical career.

Jose Ernesto Chapuseaux (Negrito), was born in the capital of Santo Domingo. Before embarking on his musical career, he was well known in sporting circles. He played with the famous "Licey Baseball Team", and also competed on the basketball courts. Negrito became engrossed with his music while attending the Colegio-Academia "Santa Ana". He left the Academy and formed a duet known as Chapuseaux - Fonseca.

Chapuseaux and Damiron became acquainted at "Santa Ana" in 1928. A close friendship developed and on Oct. 25, 1935 they formed their inimitable duet. The first selection they performed in front of a live audience was "Orguideas A La Luz La Luna" at the studio of Radio Station H14D in Ciudad Trujillo.

Their first engagement in a foreign country took them to Venezuela. It was there that they made their first records. They were accompanied by the famous "Billo's Happy Boys Orchestra". This took place in 1940 and since then they have made over 400 recordings. But Damiron and Chapuseaux have done much to spread the fame of some of the musical folklore of Santo Domingo. They are the popularizers of some of the most famous merengues ever written. These include: "La Maricutana", "La Empaliza", "El Farro Pichao", "La Battle", etc.

Darmiron and Chapuseaux have toured most of the countries of Central and South America, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Canada. They have resided in New York since 1949. They also appeared in various Motion Picture shorts, one made in Venezuela entitled "Taboga" and four in Mexico. The latter were sponsored by the famous Max Factor Hollywood, Enterprises.

Si Ella Se Deja (Guaracha)
Yo Se Que Un Poquito (Bolero Cha Cha)
Saca La Mano De Ahi (Merengue)
El Suetercito (Guaracha)
Bien Acotejao (Merengue)
Baila Tuntuneco (Son Montuna)
Tengo Una Esperancita (Bolero Mambo)
Ahora Tengo Dos (Guaracha)
El Grillito (Merengue)
Yo Vivo Padeciendo (Guaracha Son)
La Garrapata (Merengue)

I Love You Truly


I Love You Truly

I Love You Truly
Riviera Records R0005

There is no mention on the cover that the set you are purchasing a collection of pipe organ numbers or is there an artist credit to be found on the jacket or disc label.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Kiss Me Again
Wedding March
Drink To Me Only With Thin Eyes
Oh Promise Me
Silver Threads Among The Gold
Shine On Harvest Moon
I Love You Truly

Freddy King Gives You A Bonanza Of Instrumentals


Low Tide

Freddy King... Gives You A Bonanza Of Instrumentals
King Records, Inc. 928

Freeway 75 
Low Tide
The Sad Nite Owl
Surf Monkey
Freddy's Midnight Dream
Fish Fare
Cloud Sailin'
Remington Ride

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

I'm A Dreamer - Gale Robbins


How Deep Is The Ocean

Gale Robbins 
I'm A Dreamer
Eddie Cano and His Orchestra
Vik - A Product Of Radio Corporation Of America
Vik LX-1128

From the back cover: In Hollywood, where Gale and I have worked together, there are countless beautiful girls, but with no voices. Countless singers with no beauty. Countless beautiful girls with voices, but with no style. But Gale is among the lucky few to have all the ingredients wrapped up in one dish.

She has already established her caliber as a a performer in a couple of dozen movie roles, numerous coast-to-coast radio and TV shows, and in many of the plushest spots on the cafe circuit. She's also earned the GI stamp of approval on her tours of U. S. Army bases throughout the world. – Bob Hope

What A Thing Called Love
Them There Eyes
How Deep Is The Ocean 
Ain't Nothing Wrong With That Baby
Golden Earrings 
The Nearness Of You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Here I Go
I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All
Best Of All
Music, Maestro, Please
Ain't Misbehavin'

Jeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith


When The Sun Comes Out

Jeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith
Piano: Bob Pancoast, Drums: Mousie Alexander & Bass: George Roumanis
Cover Photo: Chuck Stewart
Forum Records - A Division Of Roulette Records, Inc.
Forum F 9030

Music, Maestro Please
Robins And Roses
Without A Word Of Warning
Ungrateful Heart
The Things I Love
Where Or When
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Shake Down The Stars
Have You Forgotten So Soon
When The Sun Comes Out
Isn't It Romantic
Two Sleepy People

Monday, May 17, 2021

A New Concept Of Great Cole Porter Songs - Enoch Light


 My Heart Belongs To Daddy

A New Concept Of Great Cole Porter Songs
Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Associate Producers: Julie Klage and Robert Byrne
Arrangements by Lew Davies
Recording Chief: Fred Christie
Mastering George Piros (stereo) & John Johnson (monaural)
Art Direction: Charles E. Murphy
Command Records STEREO RE 879 SD

From Billboard - March 13, 1965: Enoch Light officiates at a happy marriage of modern rhythmic concepts and Cole Porter melodies. "Standards like "Begin The Beguine," C'est Magnifique," "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and "I've Got You Under My Skin" sound fresh with the light treatment.

Begin The Beguine from the show "Jubilee"
I've Got You Under My Skin from the movie "Born To Dance"
C'est Magnifique from the show "Can-Can"
Friendship from the show "Du Barry Was A Lady"
I Get A Kick Out Of You from the show "Anything Goes"
Get Out Of Town from the show "Leave It To Me"
What Is This Thing Called Love from the show "Wake Up And Dream"
Night And Day from the movie "Born To Dance"
My Heart Belongs To Daddy from the show "Leave It To Me"
Let's Do It from the show "Paris"

Stolen Hours - Gordon Jenkins


If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)

Stolen Hours
Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
Capitol Records T884

Sophisticated Lady
In The Heat Of The Night
Sweet Leilani
If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
I Live Alone
Moonlight On The Ganges
The Thrill Is Gone
Bruce's Blues
When Your Lover Has Gone

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Danzas! - Laurindo Almeida


Danse Brasiliera - Gnattali

Laurindo Almeida - Guitar
Capitol Records P 8467

From the back cover: Laurindo Almeida has achieved fame by creating serious compositions for guitar, bu performing brilliantly with some of the nation's most distinguished jazz bands, and by playing with equal brilliance on the concert stage. His appearances at such places as Carnegie Hall, Chicago's and San Francisco's Civi Opera Houses, and the Hollywood Bowl have been marked by enthusiastic acclaim.

Danza Espanola No. 5
Danza Espanola No. 10 - Granados
Danse Brasiliera - Gnattali
Preludio Y Danza - Bautista
Danza Espanola - Albeniz
Danzas Of The Three Captive Princesses - Pedrell
Danza Mexicana - Barroso

Seeco Sampler Of Latin Rhythms



Seeco Sampler Of Latin Rhythms
Seeco Records, Inc. SS-1

Mambo - Caravana (Tito Rivera and his Hanvan Mambo - SLP - 52)
Cha Cha - Charinette Cha Cha (Machito Plays Mambos And Cha Cha Chas - SLP 53)
The Merengue - La Maricutana (Armando and his Jack's Band with the famed Dominican pianist Damiron and the vocalist Chapuseaux Ecos Dominicanos - SLP 51)
Rhumba -  Echa Pa'ca (Noro Morales - Rhumba's To Remember - SLP 1)
Tango - I Get Ideas ( Aidios Muchachios - Tangos To Remember SLP 6)
Samba - Come To The Mardi Gras (Noro Marales - Rhumbas and Sambas SLP 3)
Porro - Espana Cani ( Paso Dobles - Larry Sonn and his Orchestra of Mexico City SLP 58)
Bolero - A Escondidas (Los Chavales de Espana - Los Chavales De Espana Salute Spain SLP 64)
Guaracha - Matiagua (Celia Cruz & Sonora Matancera - Celia Cruz Vol. II - SLP 54)
Ranchera - A Los Cuatro Vientos (Eva Garza - Ranchera Favoitas De Eva Garza SLP 60)
Danza - Sara (The Trio Johnny Rodriguez - Danzas De Puerto Rico SLP 38)

Piano Concerto & Variations For Orchestra - Ursula Oppens & The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


Piano Concerto - Part 1

Elliott Carter
Piano Concerto
Ursula Oppens, Piano
Variations For Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 
Michael Gielen, Conductor
Recorded at performance in 1984 and 1985
Recorded in the Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio buy WGUC-FM
Piano Concerto recorded at a performance on October 5 and 6, 1984
Variations for Orchestra recorded at a performance on October 22, 1985
Recording Engineer: Brent Reider
Digital Editing: New York Digital Recording, Inc.
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig, Masterdisk
Cover Art: Fannie Hillsmith (U.S. 1911 -). Nocturne
Oil on canvas, 50 1/2 x 56 in. (128.2 x 142.2 cm.)
Back cover photograph: E. S. Runyon
Jacket Design: Bob Defrin
New World Records
Digital Analog NW 347

From the back cover: Ursula Oppens has performed with major orchestras both in the United States and abroad, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony. Noted for her interpretations of contemporary music, she has premiered works of many composers, including Frederic Carter, George Ligeti and John Adams. She is a cofounder of Speculum Musicae, a contemporary music group in New York. Her recordings are on the None-such, Angel, CBS, CRI, Vanguard and Watt Works labels.

Michale Gielen grew up in Germany, Austria and Argentina. In 1951 he became a conductor at the Vienna State Opera, and he has been music director of the Royal Opera in Stockholm and the Belgium National Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Netherlands Opera. Gielen made his America debut in 1971 with the New York Philharmonic. He has since conducted the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and National Symphony orchestras, and at the Blossom Festival. Gielen has been named chief conductor of the Southwest German Radio Orchestra in Baden-Baden.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1895, is one of the oldest orchestras in the United States. Several prominent musicians have served as music director of the symphony, including Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ysaye, Fritz Reiner, Thor Johnson and Max Rudolf. The orchestra has presented the American premieres of Mahler's Fifth Symphony and works by Ravel, Debussy, Respighi and Bartok, among others. The Cincinnati Symphony mad its first recording for Columbia in 1917; its recording can now be found on the Telarc, Vox, CRI and Candide labels.