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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Music From The Happiest Girl In The World - De Vol

Adrift On A Star
Music From The Happiest Girl In The World
Music By De Vol
Cover Photo: Columbia Records Photo Studio - Henry Parker
Columbia Records CS 8429

From the back cover: Frank De Vol is a conductor, arranger, composer and performer. He wrote the scores for the movie Pillow Talk, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and The Big Knife, and for his work as conductor and actor on the Rosemary Clooney TV Show he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Mr. De Vol is an able performer on every instrument except the oboe, the English horn, the bassoon and the harp. He began his musical career at the age of nine, helping his father in the music library of the Canton, Ohio, Grand Opera House. Young Frank soon learned to play the violin and piano, later mastered several other instruments and wrote his first score at sixteen. A lengthy period of arranging for various dance orchestras followed, until he moved to Hollywood to compose and conduct for movies, radio, television and recordings. He joined Columbia Records in 1957.

From Billboard - June 12, 1961: Composer-arranger Frank De Vol and his orchestra offer sparkling instrumental arrangements of the bright and lively Jacques Offenbach score from the hit Broadway show, "The Happiest Girl In The World." Some of the highlights are "Vive La Virtue," "Never Trust A Virgin," "Adrift On A Star" and "The Happiest Girl In The World." This pleasantly listenable package has solid sales potential. Excellent item for show music enthusiasts.

The Happiest Girl In The World
Viva La Virtue and Never Trust A Virgin
How Soon, Oh Moon?
Shall We Say Farewell
Never Bedevil The Devil
Cheers For The Hero And The Oath
Adrift On A Star
The Glory That Is Greece/The Greek Marine Hymn
Five Minutes Of Spring
Whatever That May Be

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bossa Nova With Strings Attached - Bill Perkins

Amor Em Paz
Bossa Nova With Strings Attached
The Tenor Sax Of Bill Perkins
Produced and Arranged by Bob Florence
Engineer: Bones Howe
Cover Design and Photography: Studio Five
Liberty LRP-3293

Outstanding jazzy tenor sax driven Bossa Nova arrangements. The addition of "lush" strings helps to mellow the sound which flows smoothly from one tune to another in this creative Latin set.

Tres Palabras
Little Bird
Amor Em Paz
Samba De Orfeu
Little Boat
Out Of This World
Summer Festival

G.I. Joe Castle Of The Doomed

G.I. Joe
A Real American Hero
Castle Of The Doomed
Written, Produced and Performed by Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan with John Holer.
Additional voices by Joe Holer.
All material published by Gabrielle Amanda Music, Inc. (BMI), except The G.I. Joe Theme.
Words by Ford Kinder, Spence Michlin and Joe Bacal.
Music by Ford Kinder and Spence Michlin
Kid Stuff Records & Tapes KSS 5044
A Division Of IJE, Inc.

Songs Of Loretta Lynn - Rita Remington

Coal Miner's Daughter
Sounds Like Songs Of Loretta Lynn
Performed By Rita Remington
Cover Design: Kayth Horan-Grambach
Pickwick SPC-3737

Coal Miner's Daughter
Don't Come Home A Drinkin'
You Wanna Give Me A Lift?
Wings Upon Your Horns
You're Lookin' At Country
You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
Your Squaw Is On The Warpath
I'm Dynamite
Rated "X"

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Country Giants - Nashville Fiddles

Norwegian Wood
Country Giants
Nashville Fiddles
Producer: Aubry Mayhew
Certain Corporation Music Divison

From the back cover: This album will be the first of a series featuring Nashville Fiddles.

Orange Blossom Special
Black Mountain Rag
Touch My Heart
In The Ghetto
Norwegian Wood
Days Of Sand And Shovels
Gentle On My Mind
Folsom Prison Blues
Rocky Top
Apartment #9