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Friday, August 28, 2015

Prom Date - Stanley Applewaite

Prom Date
Stanley Applewaite Orchestra
Design DLP 23

What looks like a budget mood set from the cover is actually a fine big band set that features swinging arrangements and quality engineering.

From the back cover: Born in Sheffordshire in 1925, this young pianist made his professional debut at the local music hall at the tender age of nine. He played piano and recited "The Ballad Of Lower Ipswich," a twenty minute long piece of saccharine prose written by his great uncle Harry Applewaite. The short piano selection was met with enthusiastic response. The long dissertation concerning the problems of a horsecarman in Lower Ipswich was greeted with nothing but a dull lull. At that moment young Stanley decided that music was a far more satisfying life than acting, reciting (certainly a lost art), or even following in his great uncle's footsteps and writing. He is currently conducting the Norton Green Symphonia and has recently signed to score and conduct a new musical movie based on the life of Henry the Eight.

Hawaiian War Chant
Tiger Rag
Weepin' Willie
True Blue Lou
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Stompin' At The Savoy
One O'Clock Jump
C-Jam Blues
Take The "A" Train

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Strictly For Dancing

I'm Lucky

Lost In The Rain
Strictly For Dancing
Cover by Louise Gordon
Lyrichord Hi-Fi Sampler LLS-2

The price printed on the back cover: $1.98.

Decent budget small combo Latin set with no artist credit.

Springtime In Rio
Dew From Heaven
I Still Love You
Luna Rossa
On Your Shoulder
Hello, Dream Girl
I'm Lucky
You're For Me
My Island Song
Brazilian Pavillion
Lost In The Rain
Pas Quitter Paquita

In Touch Penumbra - Jerry Grant

Love To Love You
In Touch Penumbra
Arranged and Conducted by Jerry Grant
Produced by Jeff Penning for Place Productions
Hot Steps Records

Nights On Broadway
One Of These Nights
Annie's Song
Love To Love You
Who Loves You
Lady Marmalade
Something Better To Do
Love Will Keep Us Together
At Seventeen

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dance 'til Dawn - Larry Green

Dance 'til Dawn
Larry Green And His Orchestra
Designed for Dancing/one of a series
Cover photo by David B. Hecht
RCA Camden CAL-334

Time On My Hands
Tea For Two
Sometimes I'm Happy
I Want To Be Happy
More Than You Know
It's A Big Wide Wonderful World
I'll Get By
Almost Like Being In Love
Heather On The Hill
Near Your