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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Shrine Steel Band

When The Saints Come Marching In
Shrine Steel Club of Puerto Rico Steel Band

Compadre Pedro Juan-Merengue
Yellow Bird
Tie Me Kangaroo Down
Merengue Universal
Jamaica Farewell
Marinero Merengue
Mary ann
When The Saints Come Marching In

Here Come The Doodletown Pipers

Here Come The Doodletown Pipers
Conceived and Directed by Ward Elis
Produced and Arranged by George Wilkins, Al Capps and Stu Phillips

Jacket marked as "promotional use only". The track list is slightly different than the "Epic LN 2422" release.

Enjoy the sample from the minty fresh sealed copy I found.

The Rhythm Of Life
Blowin' In The Wind
Wait Till You See Her
What The World Needs Now
Up, Up And Away
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
There's A Kind Of Hush
Don't Rain On My Parade
Lover's Concerto
Somewhere, My Love

Monday, October 26, 2015

Up, Up & Away - The Billy Vaughn Singers

Up, Up And Away
Up, Up & Away
The Billy Vaughn Singers
Pickwick SPC-3146

The Now Clothes Courtesy Of Gimbels, N.Y.C.

From the back cover: …Vaughn trims the thorns from the blossoms and adds to the bouquet with some hardy perennials. Then, voila! A Nosegay of the sweetest music from lovers and love children – a flower to bridge generations.

Misty Blue
This Is My Song
I Got Rhythm
Turn The World Around
Wish Me A Rainbow
Up, Up And Away
Release Me
If You Go Away

South Pacific - Lew Raymond

Bali' Ha'i
South Pacific
The Lew Raymond Orchestra and Chorus
Album production by Dave Pell
Tops L1634

From the back cover: In conductor Lew Raymond we have a master craftsman, unerringly sensitive to his art; in singers Marni Nixon, Gene Marline, Norma Zimmer, Bonnie Lou Williams and Charles Peck, Tops is privileged to present some of the for most vocal talent on records today. Miss Nixion to cite one example, has "ghosted" many motion picture soundtracks for the brightest stars in movies and now is building a noteworthy career in light opera.

Bali' Ha'i
There Is Nothing Like A Dame
Younger Than Springtime
Happy Talk
A Wonderful Guy
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
Some Enchanted Evening
A Cock-Eyed Optimist

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Alfred Newman Conducts The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra

Jamaican Rhumba
Alfred Newman Conducts The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
Music For Orchestra
Invitation To The Ballet
Mercury Records MG 20036

From Billboard - December 23, 1950: One of two new Newman long-play collections, this is a collection of alternately lush and blood and thundering standards – on one side selected from the ballet literature and the other from miscellany. This is just the kind of thing which made Newman's Majestic recordings of a couple of years ago so tremendously popular. These sides have the same vigorous qualities which set up Andre Koslelanetz on record. They are beautiful recorded, incidentally, with an accent on startling detail achieved with reverberation. This is ideal middlebrow stuff with a decided pop market appeal.

'77 Super Sounds Of The Seventies

Sounds Of The Beatles
'77 Super Sounds Of The Seventies
Big Bells Incorporated

Promotional material created to market arrangements to school band directors.

LP jacket also contains a folder that features on 9 inch "sound sheet" (thin plastic record) along with 8.5 x 11 copies of sample scores copies with an order form.

Arrangements by Bob Lowden (arranger/composer for 101 Strings. Also see Motion In Percussion), Jerry Nowak and Bill Holcome.

Claude Thornhill

Claude Thornhill
And His Orchestra Play The Great Jazz Arrangements of Gerry Mulligan and Ralph Alrich
Trend TL 1002

Audio files available from your usual vendors so I will not be posting a sample from this solid 10 inch space age band big jazz set. For reference, here are scans of the jacket.

Ralph E. Aldridge, Jr. - tenor sax-clarinet
Albert Antonucci - french horn
John William Barber - tuba
Albert Epstein - congo-bongo
David H. Figg - tenor sax
Meredith Flory - sax
Joseph B. Galbriath - guitar
Paula Martin - vocal
Owen B. Masingill - trombone
Ray A. Norman - tenor sax
Dale D. Pearce - trumpet
Robert L. Petersen - string bass
Daniel E. Quill - lead alto
Bernard M. Rich - trumpet
Richard A. Sherman - trumpet
Sandford Siegelstein - french horn
Billy Ver Planck - trombone
Winston Welch - drums
Richard S. Zubak - wind instruments

Rose Of The Rio Grand
Five Brothers
Poor Little Rich Girl
Mambo Nothing
Family Affair

Jazz Journey - Chubby Jackson & Bill Harris

Sam's Caravan
Jazz Journey
Cubby Jackson & Bill Harris All-Stars
Mercury Records MG 25076

10 inch LP

Chubby Jackson - bass
Bill Harris - trombone
Flip Phillips - tenor sax
Pete Condoli, Howard McGhee - trumpets
Dave Tough, Alvin Burroughs - Drums
Ralph Burns - piano
Billy Bauer - guitar

Northwest Passage
Cryin' Sands
Cross Country
Characteristically B. H.
She's Funny That Way
Sam's Caravan
Head Quarters
Mean To Me