Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Adventures in Paradise Vol. 3 - V. A.





















ABC/Paramount compilation featuring: Alfred Apaka, Roy Smeck, The Islanders, Terorotua and His Tahitians.

RS link

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Mills Brothers - Great Hawaiian Hits




















Arranged and conducted by Milt Rogers

Blue Hawaii
On a Little Bamboo Bridge
Sweet Leilani
Hawaiian Hospitality
Songs of the Islands
Beyond the Reef
Hawaiian Nights
Keep Your Eyes on the Hands
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hawaiian Paradise
Hawaiian Sunset
Trade Winds


Rs link.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Music and Songs from Italian Films of International Fame




















on RCA Victor International from 1962.

Rs link.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Girl from Ipanema (Wyncote 1964)




















1964 release on the budget label Wyncote, featuring the sax-man Jimmy Davis and the vocal stylings of Norma Lee.

Rs link.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The King Sisters - Aloha




















Music by Alvino Rey

My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
Sand
My Tane
Sweet Leilani
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Song of the Islands
Hawaii Is Calling Me
Hawaiian War Chant
Farewell
On the Beach at Waikiki
Beyond the Reef
Aloha Oe

Read The King Sisters' AMG Biography.
A King Sisters Fan Page.
Get the scoop on Alvino Rey's illustrious career, courtesy spaceagepop.com.

Find the rip here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Divorce Italian Style OST




















Music by Carlo Rustichelli

Track List:
  • Song of Love
  • Traffic
  • Funeral March
  • Lawyers Prayer
  • Trattoria
  • In Love
  • Murder of Wife and Love
  • Music of Love
  • Divorce
  • Furtively
  • Trial
  • Deceit and Gossip
  • FefĂ©
  • Serenade
File your papers here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Anita Kerr Singers Reflect on the hits of Bacharach and David





















What's New Pussycat?
Alfie
Are You There (With Another Girl)
In Between Heartaches
The Windows Of The World
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Don't Make Me Over
Walk On By
Whoever You Are, I Love You
I Say A Little Prayer
The Look Of Love
A House Is Not A Home
What The World Needs Now Is Love


boom-papa-pity-the-girl

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Socarras and his Orchestra - Cha Cha Chas and Mambos




















Cuban flautist Alberto Socarras, ads some classical flair to this enjoyable Latin dance platter.

A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song)
Algun Dia
Buck Dance
Hal's Cha Cha Cha
Mambo Impromptu
Nervous Gavotte Mambo
Par La Noche
Rose Room
Sixty Second Mambo
Tea for Two Cha Cha
Torero
Waltz in Cha Cha

Get it here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cesar Romero - Songs by a Latin Lover




















The Breeze and I
Brazil
Amor, Amor
Cielito Lindo
Jealous Cabellero
Mama Inez
Would I Love You, Love You
Yours
Rio De Janiero
Maria Elena

Find it here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

THE MUSIC OF NINO ROTA (a BFG Mix)




















Eartha Kitt - La Dolce Vita
Amarcord (Medley)
Franco Ferrara - Coimbra (suite) (from Il Bidone)
Guido E Luisa Nostalgico (from 8 1/2)
Noro Morales - La Dolce Vita
Le Le Notti Di Cabiria (from Nights of Cabiria)
Toby Dammit Theme (from LSD Roma)
Franco Ferrara - Come Tu Vuoi (slow) (from Rocco and His Bros.)
Radiolina di pupe (from Boccaccio '70)

I love Nino Rota's soundtrack music.

The plodding waltzes, rock, and 40's dance hall numbers. The eerie pre-psychedelic surrealist organ-jazz, drunk trumpet pathos, nods to Harold Arlen, and Perez Prado. Female scat vocals, and circus/carnival foxtrots. I chose some of my favorites here (plus a couple of covers). There are many more. A brief sampling.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet The Three Cheers








































Lounge act trio on Indie DIY, Boss Records. Very much in the vein of male vocal acts of the time (Kirby Stone Four, The Hi-Lo's, Four Freshmen, etc.) minus the big production backing them. According to the notes, their comedy routine is, "wildly hilarious."

Meet up here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pete Drake - Talking Steel Guitar



































(photo courtesy countryrecords.com)
link

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Joe Mooney Quartet - On The Rocks



















Sample "Just A Gigolo" here.

Joe Mooney's AllMusic Biography here.

Omitted the track "What More Can a Woman Do?" because of too much surface noise.

Tracks:
Have Another One, Not Me
September Song
Just A Gigolo
A Man with One Million Dollars
Tea for Two
Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
Warm Kiss and Cold Heart
Prelude to a Kiss
You Go to My Head
From Monday On
Lazy Countryside

Get your rocks on here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Walt - Made On The Baldwin Organ




















Walt made a tape for his friends.
DIY cassette c.1989

Tracks:
Introduction
Blue Hawaii
Bye, Bye Blues
Fascination
Granada
Louise
Lovely Hula Hands
Under Paris Skies
Green, Green Grass of Home
Thoroughly Modern Millie

link

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Peter Nero Plays a Salute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

































A visually pristine copy. The needle skips once on A Taste of Honey.
link

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Magic Harp of Verlye Mills


































Goes well with a box of wine and an Ambien.

Link

Eddie Costa Does Eden Ahbez

















Download Nature Boy.