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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Astromusical House Of Taurus

Work Song
The Astromusical House Of Taurus
Sign Of The Bull Or Producer
Astrological Series Volume 1
Produced By Paul Robinson
Booklet The Astrological Series/Volume 1 by Carroll Righter
GWP Records
1002 Astro Stereo

A series of mood/easy listening LPs featuring Astrological Signs as the conceptual theme which is supported graphically by the work of popular fashion designers who dress the women posed for the cover art. Arranging credits are not to be found on the material.

The Sound Of Music
Work Song
The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
Love For Sale
A Taste Of Honey
A Lover's Concerto
More (Theme From "Mondo Cane")
I've Gotta Be Me
Can't Take Me Eyes Off You

Clair - Percy Faith

Super Fly
Percy Faith
Columbia KC 32164

This is the first Percy Faith album that I've stumbled across that seemed promising to me. The cover graphic is mysterious and the track list is interesting.

Thankfully, there is enough early 70s light pop sass on the vinyl to make the discount bin 50¢ I paid for  money well spent.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Perez Prado And Other Latin American Favorites

Heat Wave
Perez Prado And Other Latin American Favorites
Spinorama Records M-78

I'm not sure what the deal is with this album. From the back cover: " a fitting companion to Perez Prado's exciting orchestra is the Latin Group of Eddie Maynard."

It is hard to tell if "Maynard" was playing under Prado's direction, or as a part of Prado's group or if Spinorama included tracks from two sources on the LP (seems more likely as I listen).

The back cover also seems to be repurposed from another jacket as the title treatment and art can also be found on the back of a "Celebrity Records" release. Also the album title seems to be referred to in the back cover copy as "Dance Party".

All that said, the overall vibe is mild space age and enjoyable.

Flamingo Cha Cha
Cha Cha No. 5
Blue Tango
Miami Beach Mambo
La Paloma
Heat Wave
Umpaquita Cha Cha
Cha Cha No. 8
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Carribean Mambo
Anvil Chorus
La Clave

Walt Solek and Larry Chesky

Hey Jude
Walt Solek and Larry Chesky And His Orchestra
Live Sound Series Tifton International TS-87

What do you get when you blend a duck taped violin, clown nose and Hey Jude? An irresistible pick at Goodwill on 50% off day.

Chesky's page on International Polka.