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Friday, August 10, 2012

I've Got You Under My Skin - Pete Fountain

I've Got You Under My Skin
Pete Fountain
Coral Records
CRL 757488

This is badtastical lounge record. Each track is more badtastical than the next.

My Blue Heaven
Louie, Louie
Hanky Panky
I've Got You Under My Skin
Call Me
Born Free
The More I See You

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Penthouse Serenade - Jay Gordon Orchestra

The Breeze And I
Penthouse Serenade
The Jay Gordon Concert Orchestra
Tops L1557

This album features standard big band easy arrangements for the period. However the violin heard on the exotica staple tune, The Breeze And I, makes for an interesting sample.

Murmurio (Murmur Of Love) - Walter Wanderley

Samba On The Beach
Murmurio (Murmur Of Love)
Walter Wanderley
Tower T5058

Here's another great Wanderley album I stumbled across that doesn't appear to be available for purchase/download. See Brazilian Blend for my first Wanderley post.

From the back cover: And now the newest delight to reach these shores from Rio: the deft, light, billowing, silken sounds of Walter Wanderley at the organ.

That pretty much says it all.

The Girl From Ipanema
I Only Dance The Samba
Only Samba
Ze From Conceicao
What I Like About You
Airplane Samba
Samba On The Beach
O Samba Brasileiro

More Blue Mist In The Mood For Sax - Sam "The Man" Taylor

More Blue Mist
In The Mood For Sax
Sam "The Man" Taylor
MGM E3783

This, the more obscure, follow LP up to Blue Mist features a nice cheesecake cover. Nice early space age arrangements are backed by those great choral ooohhhs and aaahhhs.

Prelude To A Kiss
I'm In The Mood For Love
If I Ever Love Again
Stella By Starlight
Love Me
Willow Weep For Me
This Love Of Mine
(I Got A Woman Crazy For Me)
She's Funny That Way
I Should Care
Close Your Eyes (Bramham's Lullaby)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dick Kesner's Golden Favorites

Dick Kesner's Golden Favorites
Golden Favorites
Coral Records
CRL 757435

Dick Kesner's Golden Favorites means Coral repacked tracks from other Kesner projects including The Music Of Hawaii and Amor Latino. This makes for an uneven presentation but you do get to hear some of the cooler space age Kesner tunes.

Kesner was best known for his work on the Lawrence Welk Show.