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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Theme From Love Story - Billy Vaughn

Evil Ways
Overture From Tommy
Theme From Love Story
Billy Vaughn
Arranged By Jimmie Haskell/Perry Botkin, Jr.
Paramount Recording
PAS 5032

From Billboard - December 12, 1970: Vaughn wisely latches quickly onto a sure winning picture with his interpretation of the title song, a tender and endearing theme. And more than that, the other tunes represented a fine cross-section that's perfect for middle of the roaders. All pop hits that will get more popular because of Vaughn.


Theme From Love Story
Close To You
Evil Ways
Let It Be
We've Only Just Begun
Cracklin' Rosie
Overture From Tommy
Rooftops Of Tokyo
Look What They've Done To My Song Ma

Million Selling Songs Of Today - Volume 12

Don't Knock My Love
Million Selling Songs Of Today
Top Of The Charts
By The Fish And Chips
Vol. 12
Allshire S-5259

Also sold as 18 Golden Hits Of 1971 by The Sound Effects (Alshire/QMO)

Tired Of Being Alone
Take Me Home Country Roads
Ain't No Sunshine
Proud Mary
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Don't Knock My Love
Maggie May
I Am I Said
My Valley So Green

Thursday, September 24, 2015

High Fi-esta Perfect For Dancing - Edmundo Ros

April In Portugal
High Fi-esta Perfect For Dancing
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra
Lonfon PS 105

From Billboard - October 27, 1958: Colorful Latin-American stylings by Ros provide ideal stereo showcase in this collection of danceable instrumentals served up in varying terp-rhythms – tango, waltz, baion, cha cha, mambo, fox trot, etc. Nice jockey wax, chatter angle being that this is the first time Ros has included dances other than those from Latin America.

The Nearness Of You
La Vie En Rose
The Rose In Her Hair
Orchids In The Moonlight
April In Portugal
National Emblem
Under The Bridges Of Paris
La Rosita

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Swingin' Aces - The Four Aces

The Swingin' Aces
The Four Aces
Al Alberts and Jack Pleis And His Orchestra
Decca Records DL 8766

From the back cover: The Four Aces – Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney, Sod Voccaro and Lou Silvestri – comprise an outstanding popular vocal group that has "made" a great number of popular songs, in addition to enhancing many a motion picture by lending their voices to the title songs.

I'll String Along With You
I'm Confessin'
I May Be Wrong
Maybe You'll Be There
I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again
Gone With The Wind
Blueberry Hill
You're Driving Me Crazy
Once In A While
Bye Bye Blackbird

Monday, September 21, 2015

Continental Tangos - Orquesta Rio Plata

Shadow Tango
Continental Tangos
Oscar Records OS-135

Blue Tango
El Choclo
Tango For Strings
La Paloma
Shadow Tango
La Cumparsita
Adios Muchachos
La Golondrina
Tango Very Much
Tango Pizzicato

A Tribute To Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey -

So Rare
A Tribute To Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey
Freddy Sateriale And His Orchestra
Cornet Records CXS I-2

Getting Sentimental Over You
Song Of India
By The Waters Of The Minnetonka
Anchors Aweigh
Going Home
So Rare
Boogie Woogie
On, Brave Old Army Team
Clair De Lune
The Breeze And I

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sound Ideas - Les And Larry Elgart

Technicolor Dream
Sound Ideas
Les And Larry Elgart And Their Orchestra
Larry Elgart on Alto Sax
CS 8002

From Billboard - April 21, 1958: A standout package in every respect. The army of Elgart fans are bound to take to the brilliant sound, the imaginative new scoring ideas built on the familiar framework of the Elgart style and the smooth, slinky beat to the blowing tunes include "When The Sun Comes Out," "Willie Boy" (updated version of the oldie, "Billy Boy"), and other very smart stuff. Handsome cover photo of a de luxe hi-fi set is framed by instruments and records. Jocks will like this one, too.

The material fills just about 1/2 of each side of the disc. Great big band set for the late 50s with the more "smoky blues sounding" tracks stealing the show. The set is split about evenly between the up-tempo stuff and the moody laid-back tracks. Great engineering.

Willie Boy
When The Sun Comes Out
Vagabond Shoes
I've Got A Crush On You
But Not For Me
The Coffee Song
Lazy Afternoon
I Could write A Book
Technicolor Dream
Alone Together
Light Flight

Look For The Silver Lining - The Somerset Strings

Over The Rainbow
Look For The Silver Lining The Somerset Strings
Look For The Silver Lining
The Somerset Strings
Epic LN 3256

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
L'amour, Tonjours, I'amour
Kiss Me Again
Over The Rainbow
You'll Never Walk Alone
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Goodnight, Sweetheart
Tis The Last Rose Of Summer
I'll Close my Eyes
Look For The Silver Lining

Hit Movie Themes Go Latin - Orchestra Del Oro

And The Meek
Hit Movie Themes Go Latin
Scores: Robert Lowden
Orchestra Del Oro
Somerset P-19100

Never On A Sunday
Prince Igor
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Around The World In 80 Days
Tara's Theme
And The Meek
Three Coins In The Fountain
High Noon