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Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Please Please Me
Baby You Can Do Not Wrong
Spectrum/Pickwick International

I find this album to be a "hoot" even though the set is the most unbearable Beatles exploitation effort. The studio instrumental group backing the vocals sounds sounds pretty good, sort of rough and twangy. However, apparently Spectrum could only find an incompetent college folk quartet to do the impersonations.

Spectrum even printed "AuthentiPhonic" on the label in a subtle effort to fool the record buyer.

So bad it's good, or so bad it's still pretty bad?

She Love You
In A Little While
Tell Me Now
Night Without End
Won't You Come Out Tonight
Please, Please Me
Baby You Can Do No Wrong
I Don't Need You
What Shall I Do
Don't Tell Me You Don't Know

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hector Varela y su Orquesta Tipica

El Oriental
Hector Varela y su Orquesta Tipica
Legal L-10

Nunca Debi Regresar
El Bochinca
El Oriental
Un Tango Para
La Comparsa Argentina
La Guitarrita
Dejame Vivir Mivida

The Adventures Of Superdummy

The Bank Robbery
The Haunted House

The Adventures Of Superdummy
Artist's Records - Cincinnati, Ohio

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Discotheque - Dancer -Go-Go

Walkin' My Baby
Coronet CX-245

Budget studio set on which the group works, without practice, to fill an LP with tunes based on the same go-go "beat".

Monkey Mash
King Fish Drag
Blackbird Stomp
Baby Don't Weep No More
The Watusi Ball
Baby Love Me More
Turtle Walk
Swim Cindy Swim
Walkin' My Baby

Friday, August 15, 2014

Latin American Rhythm - The Guaranis

Recuerdo De Mar Del Plata

Latin American Rhythm
The Guaranis
Mercury Records
MG 20337

Worth the price for that fiery space age cover art. The set is presented, on the back cover, as samples of "traditional" music. As usual, the Mercury engineering is well done. The sound is nicely represented by The Guaranis (possible a studio group named after the Guarani Indians).

From the back cover: More restrained in approach are the sedate, even-measured tones of the Zamba, heard in Recuerdo De Mar Del Plata.

Morena Resa Ivoti
Recuerdo De Mar Del Plata
Che Valle Mi
Ycua Portero
La Del Boulevard
Mi Pabellon
Floripa Mi
Mi Sanjuanina
Nde Resa Cuarajhi'ame

French Jazz - Claude Bolling And All Stars

The Jockey
French Jazz
Claude Bolling And All Stars
Conducted and Arranged by Claude Bolling
Bally High Fidelity
BAL 12003

Bally released a series of jazz titles at this time including, Swiss Jazz, Belgian Jazz and English Jazz.

From the back cover: The recording sessions were held in Paris, France on May 28 and 29, 1956. The sessions were produced by Jaques Kluger, and the engineers at the controls were Jacques Raynaud and Louis Nuzzolese.

Conductor, Arranger, Pianist: Claude Boiling. Trumpet: Roger Guerin, Fernand Verstaete, Fred Gerard, Christian Bellest. Trombone: Benny Vasseur, Claude Cousset, Bernard Zacharias. Tenor Sax: Claude Fohrenbach, Guy Lafitte. Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxes and Clarinet: Pierre Gossez. Drums: Christian Garros, Arthur Motta. Bass: Pierre Michelot, Alphonse Masselier. Guitar: Victor Apicella. Piano: Martial Solal. Accordion: Fernand Verstraette

Show Me A Rose
Lorraine Blues
The Most
In The Sun
When I Was Young
Gee Lee
The Jockey
In Extremis
French Beat

The Best Of Bacharach - Strings For Pleasure

The Look Of Love
Strings For Pleasure Play The Best Of Bacharach
MFP 1431

I'll Never Fall In Love Again
A House Is Not A Home
The Look Of Love
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Make It Easy On Yourself
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Anyone Who Had A Heart
There To Remind Me
What The World Needs Now Is Love
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Wives And Loves

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enjoy Enjoy Listen Or Dance To The Beat With A Jewish Flavor

Enjoy Enjoy
Listen Or Dance To The Beat With A Jewish Flavor
Tikva Records T 111

Arranged and conducted by George Siravo.

Hava Nagila
Ich Vil Sich Shpielen
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
Yossel Yossel
Rozhenkis Mit Mandlen
Tzena Tzena
Oif'n Pripetchok
Shein Vi Di L'vone
Ich Hub Dich Tzufil

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ring Dang Doo - Living Guitars

Round Every Corner
Au Go Go
Ring Dang Doo And Other Au Go Go Favorites
Living Guitars
RCA Camden CAL-940

There are some quirky arrangements on this Living Guitars LP. Neither the arranger or the musicians are credited on the cover.

Ring Dang Doo
You're The One
May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Just A Little Bit Better
Round Every Corner
Keep On Dancing
Get Off My Cloud
I Miss You So
You've Got Trouble
Au Go Go

Groovy Greats!

Dizzy Boy
Groovy Greats!
Nouveau (Design/Pickwick) SDLP 272

From the back cover: Today's scene is psychedelic, kinetic and wild, a free swinging world of mad, mad, mod and the big beat takes over au go-go from The Strip to Carnaby St. The big names of rock and soul that geared the world for their kind of action are here, blasting and grooving' for your own freak out! Pow! Zap!

What? If the record label did not feature the title and catalog number, I would swear the wrong LP came inside this jacket. While a nice compilation of early work from each artist, this set is not as "described".

Your First and Last Love - Johnny Rivers
If I Give You My Love - Ray Charles
You're With It - Lou Christie
Dizzy Boy - Bobby Goldsboro
I'll Be Around - Ronnie Dove
I've Had My Fun - Ray Charles
Tomorrow Will Come - Lou Christie
I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle - Joe Tex
Ooh, Baby - Chuck Jackson
I Still Remember - Bobby Freeman