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Friday, July 15, 2016

Percussion Parisienne - David Carroll

Percussion Parisienne
David Carroll And His Orchestra
Mercury Records PPS 6008

From Billboard - May 22, 1961: Here's a fine-sounding new entry in Mercury's Perfect Presence series, with maestro Carroll offering a flock of Parisian-oriented tunes in danceable, handsomely recorded fashion. Strings and various percussion are used with harpsichord and concertina much in the spotlight. Attractive book-fold set shows colorfully garbed can-can girls on the cover. Good sound all the way, and a highly displayable package.

About half of the tracks offer above average creative space-age arrangement twists. These tracks are blended with a number of more traditional, period, big band arrangements.

Percussion: Bobby Christian, Jerry Slosberg, Bob Westberg, Sam Denorv, Gordon Peters
Reeds: Howard Davis, Mike Simpson, John Cameron, Wally Pressing, Hoby Grimes, Bob Tootelian, Lee Knight
Trombone: Paul Crumbaugh
Trumpet: Rudy Stabber
Harpsichord and Piano: Bobby Acri
Accordion and Concertina: Vince Gerace
Guitar: Johnny Frigo
Strings: Dave Chausow, Theodore Silavin, Joseph Goodman, Jerry Sabransky, Albert Muenster, Sol Bobrov, Oscar Chausow, Irving Kaplan, Arthur Tabachnick, Fritz Siegal, Karl Fruh, Jr., OrlandoNardulli, Harold Kupper, Shirley Tabachnick
Recording Engineer: Bernie Clapper
Mastering: Doug Hawkins
Editing: Carole Schreier
Percussion Instruments: Frank's Drum Shop, Chicago

The Poor People Of Paris
My Uncle
Petite Fleur
The Petite
Twentieth Century Drawing

Parakeet Training Record - Hartz Mountain

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rubber Duckie - Billie Bubbles

Duck Soup
Rubber Duckie
Design SDLP 323

A set Design cobbled together for the kiddie market that includes the rather adult Hammond/vibraphone/jazz-flavored lounge track featured above.

Rubber Duckie
Fine & Fancy
Always Leave The Laughing
Everyone's Archie
Duck Soup
Quackey Duck

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

For You - The Anita Kerr Quartet

Come Love
For You
The Anita Kerr Quartet
Vocalion VL 73899
A Product of Decca - A Division of MCA, Inc.

Cover photo: Hal Buksbaum

From the back cover: Anita Kerr, Dottie Dillard, Gil Wright and Louis Nunley received their first-acclaim as The Anita Kerr Quartet when they won honors on the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Show. (Originally, they had been members of the eight-voiced Anita Kerr Singers). Their present busy schedule includes radio and television appearances and numerous recording sessions.

For You
I'll Never Be The Same
You And The Night And The Music
Once In A While
People Will Say We're In Love
You're My Everything
With The Wind And The Rain In You Hair
Be Fair
Comes Love
Mama's Gone, Goodbye