This LP is pretty much in the same vein, as say, Les Paul or Chet Adkins, without the ingenuity. You'll find the same song line-up that the aforementioned do, on this one: Blue Moon, Bye Bye Blues, Twilight Time, etc. Good for background sounds while reading the Sunday paper. It's sure not to impress your friends.
Going back 15 years or so, this gem availed itself to me. It sat, for maybe 10 years prior, in the bottom of a cardboard box, with old Kenny Loggins albums pressing down on it's withered face. The box was way in the back of the last booth of the last tract of a flea market, outside of Cincinnati proper. I have not seen a copy since (well that's not true, I did see it go for a few hundy on ebay. I 'aint payin' that much for my mummy's plot, let alone Songs Our Mummy Taught Us). It now hangs on my wall amongst my other treasured covers. I am in geeky bliss. And now, I share it with you. Be forewarned, the vinyl on this copy looks like it was polished with 150-grit sandpaper. I feel the sound quality is passable and doesn't totally overwhelm the recording. That being said, I do like a little crackle 'n' pop with my music. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy, like listening to my father's beat-up Victory at Sea LP on my portable Fisher Price when I was but a wee -lad. So, take that for what it's worth. I'm not into pristine hi-fidelity or an avid audiophile. I just record my lps on the portable ion with the basic software. Press record. Transfer to iTunes and I'm on my way. Skipping through my neighborhood to Shreik of Agony...CHA-CHA-CHA.
Vertigogo [Opening Theme] Junglero Four Rooms Swing Bewitched Tea and Eva in the Elevator Invocation Breakfast at Denny's Strange Brew Coven of Witches Earthly Diana Eva Seduces Ted Hallway Ted Headshake Rhumba Skippen, Punkin, Sigfried Angela Punch Drunk Male Bonding Mariachi Antes de Medianoche Sentimental Journey - Esquivel Kids Watch TV Champagne and Needles Bullseye Harlem Nocturne - Esquivel Millionaire's Holiday Ted-O-Vater Vertigogo [Closing Credits] "D" in the Hallway Torchy
Schön Rosmarin Intermezzo Minuet, Prelude (Bach) Tip Toe Through the Tulips with Me Little Rock Getaway Tenderly Blues in the Night La Golandrina Ochi Chornya Londonberry Air Arkansaw Traveler Minute Waltz
The beginning of Canadian Sunset has a slight skip. I bought the thing for 50 cents. The rest of the record is pretty clean. Although, if you are a fan of quality over quantity, then you may want to find this recording elsewhere.
Raymond Scott breathed fresh life into what looked to be on paper, a limiting art form, Big-Band. The muted horn and the dreamlike Celeste, permeate Scott's music. These are signature Scott. To me, the tunes are bittersweet. Each starting off upbeat and lighthearted, and quickly descending into what seems, to my untrained ear, like a minor chord progression, filled with pathos. Dave Harris, a onetime member of Scott's orchestra, is pretty straightforward here. He stays true to Raymond Scott's quirky vision. Harris takes advantage of the technology and produces a Stereophonic delight. It's a clean and well thought out recording. The mix is stellar. One of my favorite records.