Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spit'n Image - Sounds Nice

Lukewarm schlock from across the pond.

  • Little Green Apples
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Someone to Love Me
  • When Julie Comes Around
Spit here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jorgen Ingmann - Swinging Guitar (1959)

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.

Swing it.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Françoise Hardy - 1962 EP

J'Suis d'Accord
Tous les garçons et les filles
Oh Oh Chéri
Il est parti un jour

rpdshare link

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fantasy Stereo Demonstration Record

Purists beware. I just ripped the selections I wanted off of this disc. There are some old-timey Honky Tonk piano music, Marching Band, and Chamber music tracks that I'm just not interested in.

Also, an added bonus, Gloria Lynne's I Wish You Love.

in stereo

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bob McFadden and Dor - Songs Our Mummy Taught Us

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.

The ion IPTUSB


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hank Snow - Snow in Hawaii

Aloha, from the bottom of my heart.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Music to Shag By - Various Artists

Remarkable 1999 cash-in comp. featuring: Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, etc.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bungalow Compilation - V.A. (1997) Fantastic Plastic Machine and Others.

Downtempo, uptempo, Moog inspired pop delights; an eclectic mix from Bungalow.

Features material by Le Hammond Inferno, Laila France, Stereo Total, Fantastic Plastic Machine, and Others.


Monday, May 25, 2009

B.F.G.'s Podcast 1 - Mellotron Demo and Beatnik Herman

I've downloaded YouTube clips, turned them into mp3 files, and mixed them together for Bongo/Flutes/Guitars' first podcast. Below is the track listing...

Dean Martin performs a medley of "Volare/On an Evening in Roma" during a charity event at The Kiel Opera House, 1965.

Ann Margaret as Ann Margrock from The Flintstones.

Herman Munster as a Beatnik.

Club Foot Orchestra - Theme from Club Foot

Mellotron Demo

Los Hooligans - Agujetas De Color De Rosa

Jesse Lee Turner - The Little Space Girl

George Husak - I'm Surfing (from WFMU's Beware of the Blog)

Thanks to all of the YouTube posters for the far-out sounds!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Henri René - Dynamic Dimensions (Stereo Action)

from the RCA, sound your eyes can follow, Stereo Action Series...

  • Swanee River
  • Time on My Hands
  • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
  • Punctuated Performance
  • Dizzy Fingers
  • Tea for Two
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Manhattan Idyll
  • Temptation Rag
  • Me and My Shadow
  • Sweet Sue - Just You
  • My Blue Heaven


Friday, March 20, 2009

Four Rooms OST (1995)

Music by Combustible Edison and Esquivel

Vertigogo [Opening Theme]
Four Rooms Swing
Tea and Eva in the Elevator
Breakfast at Denny's
Strange Brew
Coven of Witches
Earthly Diana
Eva Seduces Ted
Hallway Ted
Headshake Rhumba
Skippen, Punkin, Sigfried
Punch Drunk
Male Bonding
Antes de Medianoche
Sentimental Journey - Esquivel
Kids Watch TV
Champagne and Needles
Harlem Nocturne - Esquivel
Millionaire's Holiday
Vertigogo [Closing Credits]
"D" in the Hallway


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chet Atkins in 3 Dimensions

Schön Rosmarin
Minuet, Prelude (Bach)
Tip Toe Through the Tulips with Me
Little Rock Getaway
Blues in the Night
La Golandrina
Ochi Chornya
Londonberry Air
Arkansaw Traveler
Minute Waltz

new link!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall 7"

  • Wonderwall
  • Son Of God
  • Theme from Memory Man
The clicks and pops are added by MFP for effect.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Julie London - Around Midnight

  • The Party's Over
  • But Not for Me
  • How About Me
  • Something Cool
  • You and the Night and the Music
  • Don't Smoke in Bed
  • In the Wee Small Hours in the Morning
  • Lush Life
  • Black Coffee
  • Misty
  • Lonely Night in Paris
  • 'Round Midnight

new link!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds

With Bud Shank, Harry Klee, and Paul Horn.

  • Flute Diet
  • Short Story
  • Machito
  • Improvisation (With Conga)
  • Pony Tale
  • The Funky Shepherds
  • Tasty Dish
  • Improvisation
  • The Four Winds Blow

new link!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Exciting World of Buddy Merrill and his Guitars

  • Russian Bells
  • When the World Was Young
  • Cute
  • Somewhere My Love
  • Nina
  • Two Guitars
  • Mack the Knife
  • Third Man Theme
  • Funky
  • Summer Samba (So Nice)
  • Poor People of Paris
  • Green Hornet Theme

new link!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Borrah Minnevitch and his Harmonica Rascals 10"

  • Caravan
  • Perfidia
  • Warsaw Concerto
  • Song of India
  • Anitra's Dance
  • Jamaican Rumba
  • Fantaisie - Impromptu
  • Malagueña

Some crackle and pop on this one.

Bonus: Two Perez Prado Sides
The Millionaire/ Catalania


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Los Brasilios with The Juan Morales Singers - Brasilian Beat '67

  • Carol's Theme
  • What a Difference a Day Made
  • No Love, But Your Love
  • Amorio Ambiguo
  • Nightingale
  • Brasilian Beat (Tijuana Country)
  • Poinciana
  • Noce D'Amor
  • No Te Esconde
  • Ritmo D'Amor

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Billy Mure - Supersonic Guitars Vol.2

  • Canadian Sunset
  • Whispering
  • The Jitterbug Waltz
  • Enchanted Eyes
  • Keep it Movin'
  • Brazil
  • Shenandoah March
  • Dizzy Fingers
  • Baia
  • Latin Holiday
  • April Showers
  • The Moon of Manakoora

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.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dave Harris and His Powerhouse Five - Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals

  • Powerhouse
  • The Toy Trumpet
  • The Penguin
  • Boy Scout in Switzerland
  • The Happy Farmer
  • War Dance for Wooden Indians
  • Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
  • In an Eighteenth Century Drawing Room
  • Siberian Sleigh Ride
  • Wreckless Night Aboard an Ocean Liner
  • Minuet in Jazz
  • Twilight in Turkey
new link

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.