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Friday, April 28, 2017

Music For Clarinet And Tape - Phillip Rehfeldt

Renascence For Clarinet, Tape Delay System And Pre-Recorded Tape
New Music For Clarinet & Tape
Phillip Rehfeldt, Clarinet
Jonathan Kramer, Mixer
Gene Kimball, Electronics
Album Concept: Abramson Studio
Album Design: Frederick Myers
Grenadilla Records GS-1017
1978

Saucedo: Ran I.X. for Solo Clarinet and Tape (1976)
Horvit: Antiphon II for Solo Clarinet and Tape
Kramer: Renascence fo Clarinet, Tape Delay System and Pre-recorded Tap (1974)

Roger Desormiere

Valse, Op.64, No. 2
Chopin Les Sylphides
Ibert Divertissement
Roger Desormiere
Paris Conservatory Orchestra
Richmond
A Product Of London Records
B19028
1958

From Billboard - December 1, 1958: Nice cover shot of ballerina Alicia Markova enhances jacket of this album. It's a true, ballet-style reading a la the 19th century, with Desomiere offering quiet, graceful and piquant interpretations rather than orchestral flash and brilliance. Altho the conducting is a little careless at times, there's no competition in its price bracket, and disk should pull in coin.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pedro Flores - Daniel Santos

Envidia
Daniel Santos
Interpreta: Lo Mejor: de Pedro Flores
Querube
Volume 4
Odessa Records Co. - Bronx, N.Y.
Designed and printed by Progressive Label & Litho Co.
Fabricated by Record Albums, Inc.
OLP-888

Diverse Bolero arrangements, excellent orchestral presentation and quality vocal artistry backed by top-notch engineering.

From the back cover: The Odessa Record Company has spared no costs in issuing this long playing record, in which we present to all lovers of Latin Music the best of Pedro Flores: "the best Puerto Rico, and President of the Odessa Records gives us Daniel Santos singing the best Boleros of Pedro Flores; - Querube, Ciego de Amor, Que Culpa Tengo Yo, Si Tu Me Quisieras and other Hits from the Hit Parade of the Americas.

Daniel Santos proves over again that without any question it is "The Voice of All Times" of Puerto Rico, and proof of it is the magnificent interpretation which the restless Puerto Rico Artist gives to the 12 musical jewels. Last among the numbers of this LP record are also the boleros Mi Fracaso and Carmen by our Director and Composer Juan Nibor Matta.


Envidia
Compasion
Nunca Sabre
Un Poco Mas
Escandalo
Crei
Querube
Ciego De Amor
Mi Fracaso
Que Culpa Tengo Yo
Si Tu Me Quisieras
Carmen

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cowboy Songs - Slim Clark

Cowboy Songs
Yodeling Slim Clark
Masterseal MS-57
1957

This collection can be had from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample.

A fine set of Slim Clark tunes from budget label, Masterseal. There is no cover notes confirming, but that appears to the Clark holding the guitar in the cover photo.

From the back cover: Considered by many to be the best of the authentic cowboy singers, Slim has won many awards for his delightful voice and currently holds the title "Champion Yodeler of New England." Known throughout New England for his radio and television work, Slim is rapidly becoming a favorite in the United States.

Rye Whiskey
I Miss My Swiss
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Rocky Mountain Yodeler
Yodeling Mad
Stampede The Outlas
Old Chisholm Trail
My Calgary Home
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Just One More Yodel
The Old Rugged Cross
The Cat Came Back

Swingin' At The Cinema - Jonah Jones

Three Coins In The Fountain
Swingin' At The Cinema
The Jonah Jones Quartet
Produced by Dave Cavanaugh
Capitol Records T1083
1958

A sweet set featuring instrumentals with Jonah's trumpet leading the group. Additionally, the set is highlighted by a few fine vocal numbers (example above).

From the back cover: His past albums – Muted Jazz, Swingin' On Broadway, and Jumpin' With Jonah – have made Jonah's the sound that all America swings to.

True Love
Tammy
A Gal In Calico
Around The World
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
Colonel Bogey March
An Affair To Remember
Secret Love
Three Coins In The Fountain
Fascination
All The Way
Lullaby Of Broadway

Friday, April 21, 2017

Monna Bell

Ven A Volar
Monna Bell
Con Las Orchestas De: Jorge Ortega y Ely Arcoerde
Records Distributors Of America - Hialeah, Florida
Muart DM 1399
1968

Es Que Estory Pensando En Ti
Yo Soy Ese Amor (This Guy's In Love With You)
La Mirada De Amor (The Look Of Love)
Esperare
Palabras
Ven A Volar
Alguien Canto
Yo Te Esperare
Soy
Yo Digo Una Pequena Plegaria (I Say A Little Prayer)
Tema De La Zorra
Caundo

Thursday, April 20, 2017

bailando con Los Carinosos

Veracruz
bailando con Los Carinosos
DIMSA DML-8126

La Cumbancha
Madrid
Amor De Mis Amores
Arrancame La Vida
Sueno Guajiro
Veracruz
Capullito De Alheli
Perfume De Gardenias
Corazon No Llores
Campanitas De Cristal
Ahora Seremos Felices
Cuatro Personas

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sweet Tunes Of The Swinging 30s - Earl Bostic

All The Things You Are
Sweet Tunes Of The Swinging 30's
Earl Bostic
King 632
1959

I Cover The Waterfront
In The Still Of The Night
The Thrill Is Gone
The Night Is Young
My Reverie
Body And Soul
The Way You Look Tonight
Dancing In The Dark
The Breeze And I
Stars In My Eyes
There Is No Greater Love
All The Things You Are

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Romance On The Range - Patti Page

Romance On The Range
Songs By Patti Page
Favorites Of Patti Page (label title)
Mercury Custom
MG 20076
1955

Tracks from the set are available from online vendors. Presented here to share the dynamic cover art.

From the back cover: Like many singers, Patti started the hard way. She was first discovered by the man who is now her manager, while listening to a radio program in his Tulsa, Oklahoma hotel room. He called the station, and within the hour he had a signed contract with her. Six months later, Patti was featured vocalist on the Don McNeil "Breakfast Club" program over ABC's coast-to-coast network. She later moved to her own show, and finally, in a move that was to revolutionize the record industry, she signed a contract with Mercury Records. Altho Patti Page has been at the top of the ladder of success for quite a while, she has had a phenomenal record in the sale of her disks. She has really never had anything but a hit record. Her followers number in the hundred of thousands and these fans and record buyers alone bring her record sales up to hit proportions.

Down In The Valley
Leanin' On The Old Top Rail
Tumbling Tumble Weeds
I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Detour
The Prisoner's Song
Who's Gonna Shoe My Pretty Little Feet
San Antonio Rose
Oklahoma Blues
Mockin' Bird Hill
Down The Trail Of Achin' Hearts
Whispering

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hollywood Brass - Jerry Fiedling

Can't Get No Satisfaction
Hollywood Brass
Conducted by Jerry Fielding
Produced by Bob Thiele
Supervised by Hank Levine
Cover Photo by Guy Webster
Cover Design: ARW Productions, Inc.
Liner Design: Joe Lebow
Engineer: Eddie Brackett
ABC-Paramount ABCS 542
1966

From the back cover: Although a familiar name in Hollywood motion picture circles because of his musical participation  in many movies, including Advise and Consent, Jerry Fielding's work has also enhanced countless television specials and series, most recently Bewitched, Farmer's Daughter, Hogan's Heroes, and New York, New York, the Gene Kelly special televised in 1966. He has turned his talent toward four March Of Dimes specials on TV, and has worked in many others with stars like Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, and Danny Kaye. He has composed and/or conducted for a long and growing list of night club performers, among them Berry Hutton, Eddie Fisher, Teresa Brewer, The Ritz Brothers, Mitzi Gaynor, Juliet Prowse, Vic Damone, Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin and Debbie Reynolds. He has also served as conductor and arranger for these and many other stars including The Barry Sisters, Polly Bergen, The McGuire Sisters and Steve Lawrence.

Jerry's remarkable achievements are due in large part to one of those often-talked-about "blessings in disguise" which happened when he was a sixteen-year-old in Pittsburgh. A series of illnesses smashed his ambitions to be an instrumentalist, but turning his attentions to the arranging and conducting crafts, under the direction of his teacher Max Adkins, the young Jerry found eager audiences for his work among the band leaders who played with Stanley Theater, where Adkins was music director. Two years later, at eighteen, Jerry landed a job as arranger with the Alvino Rey band and was on his way – first to New York with Rey, where he wrote for as many name bands as he could – and the to Hollywood with the Alvino Rey group. His reputation grew and radio proved to be a great boost to his career, offering him lengthy service as an arranger with shows starring Kay Kyser, Kate Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Crosby, The Andrew Sisters and many others. His first conducting assignment was with the first Jack Parr Lucky Strike radio show, followed by conducting duties on numerous top-rated shows, culminating in his own CBS-TV starrer The Jerry Fielding Show.

King Of The Road
Hand On Sloppy
Yesterday
It's Not Unusual
Ka-Boom-Boom
Goin' Out Of My Head
Downtown
Yeh, Yeh
I Can't Get No Satisfaction
You'd Better Come Home
Cover Me
Spanish Flea