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

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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

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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
  • MalagueƱa

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
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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.