WEEK 14 - 2017

 Various Artists
 LL Best of March 2017
 
 01  - Mission Impossible  -   Dick Schory and His Percussion Pops Orchestra  -   
 02  - Beauty and the Beast  -   Bronn Journey  -   
 03  - The Isle of Capri  -   Joe Reismann orchester  -   
 04  - Hunter's Frontier  -   Taylor Davis  -   
 05  - Viens, Je T'emmene  -   Caravelli  -   
 06  - Yakety Sax  -   Die Big Band der Bundeswehr  -   
 07  - Beat Junction  -   Les Elgart  -   
 08  - Jet-Liner  -   Helmut Zacharias  -   
 09  - Wonderful World Beatiful People  -   Roberto Delgado  -   
 10  - Don't Fence Me In  -   The Ray Conniff Singers  -   
 11  - Les p'tits oiseaux (The Little Birds)  -   Living Strings  -   
 12  - Berlin Melodie  -   Roberto Masotti  -   
 13  - Deborah's Theme  -   Ennio Morricone  -   
 14  - El Bimbo  -   Pepe Jaramillo  -   
 15  - 1, 2, 3  -   Percy Faith  -   
 16  - Adios Irene  -   Los Machucambos  -   
 17  - The Candy Man  -   Lawrence Welk  -   
 18  - Vincent  -   Harry van Hoof / Piet Souer  -   
 19  - Cry Me A River  -   Alfredo Lombardi & His Orchestra  -   
 20  - Don't Go Breaking My Heart  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 21  - Baia  -   Quincy Jones And His Orchestra  -   
 22  - Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo  -   Horst Jankowski mit seinem RIAS Tanzorchester  -   
 23  - Love Me Or Leave Me  -   Robert Mandell Orchestra  -   
 24  - Opus 1  -   The Ted Heath Band  -   
 25  - The End Of The World  -   Henry Mancini  -   
 26  - The Windmills of Your Mind  -   Perry Botkin Orchester  -   
 27  - Caravan  -   Tanzorchester Rolf Hans Müller  -   
 28  - Love of the Common People  -   Johnny Mann Singers  -   
 29  - Speak Softly Love  -   Joe Loss  -   
 30  - The Donkey Serenade  -   Paul Mauriat  -   

PAUL MAURIAT
Vous les femmes...
 
1. Paul Mauriat - Angelica / 03:20
2. Paul Mauriat - Julietta / 02:38
3. Paul Mauriat - Une fille aux yeux clairs / 02:52
4. Paul Mauriat - Lettre à Hélène / 02:28
5. Paul Mauriat - My girl / 02:36
6. Paul Mauriat - Angie Baby / 03:41
7. Paul Mauriat - Michelle / 02:15
8. Paul Mauriat - Chérie Lise / 03:01
9. Paul Mauriat - Vous les femmes / 02:01
10. Paul Mauriat - Mulher Brasileira / 03:10
11. Paul Mauriat - Sonia / 02:24
12. Paul Mauriat - Melody Lady (Tu es le soleil) / 02:48
13. Paul Mauriat - Say, has anybody seen my sweet gypsy Rose / 02:23
14. Paul Mauriat - Emmanuelle / 02:41
15. Paul Mauriat - Cinderella / 02:55
16. Paul Mauriat - Dans les yeux d'Émilie / 03:00
17. Paul Mauriat - Pénélope / 03:47
18. Paul Mauriat - La reine de Saba / 03:02
19. Paul Mauriat - Mandy / 02:18
20. Paul Mauriat - Un homme et une femme / 02:21
21. Paul Mauriat - Maria la o / 02:45
22. Paul Mauriat - Lady Madonna / 02:13
23. Paul Mauriat - Olga / 02:35
24. Paul Mauriat - The woman in you / 03:12

 Bert Kaempfert 
Go My Way
 
 1  - Go My Way  -     
 2  - Night Dreams  -     
 3  - Time To Leave  -     
 4  - I Close My Eyes (And Dream Of You)  -     
 5  - I Stay With You  -     
 6  - If There's A Way  -     
 7  - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo  -     
 8  - One Smile Away  -     
 10  - Prager Polka (Czechoslovakian Polka)  -     
 10  - What's Up With You  -     
 11  - At The End Of Our Love  -     
 12  - Blue Avenue  -     
 13  - Drummer's Dream  -     
 14  - Latin Strings  -     
 15  - Somewhere In The Sky  -     
 16  - Tales From The Vienna Woods  -     
 17  - Serenade (Calling All Brass)  -     
 18  - Sucu Sucu  -     
 19  - Sunset Melody  -     
 20  - And There Was Love  -     
 21  - Chocolate Sundae  -     
 22  - Honeymoon  -     
 23  - So Young - So Alive  -     
 24  - Happy Whistler's  -     
 25  - The Roseland Waltz  -     
 26  - Oriental Traveler  -     
 27  - If There's A Way (Always In Love)  -     
 28  - Dance With Me Once More  -     
 29  - The Intercontinental  -     
 30  - Cheers To The World  -     
 

Soft Rock
 
 1  - Lay, Lady, Lay  -     
 2  - I got you babe  -     
 3  - Teenage Love  -     
 4  - Mr. Tambourine Man  -     
 5  - Ballad Of The Easy Rider  -     
 6  - Yesterday  -     
 7  - Like A Rolling Stone  -     
 8  - Wedding Bell Blues  -     
 9  - Baby Don't Go  -     
 10  - For Somebody  -     
 11  - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin  -    

 Big Band der Bundeswehr 
 ''Swing! Dixie! Rock 'n' Roll! Latino!''
 
 01  - Ice Cream  -     
 02  - Goody Goody  -     
 03  - Pennsylvania 6-5000  -     
 04  - St. Louis Blues  -     
 05  - It Don't Mean A Thing   -     
 06  - Too Much Mustard  -     
 07  - Objection, Tango  -     
 08  - Black Or White  -     
 09  - Just The Way You Are  -     
 10  - Hijo de la luna  -     
 11  - Big Foot  -     
 12  - Malagueña  -     
 13  - Maigret-Walzer  -     
 14  - Aranjuez-Melodie  -     
 15  - Soul Limbo  -   

 Roger Bennet 
What A Wonderful World
 
 1  - What A Wonderful World  -     
 2  - Sunrise, Sunset  -     
 3  - Roses For You  -     
 4  - Night Flight To Tokyo  -     
 5  - Honey  -     
 6  - Karawane Aus Abadan  -     
 7  - Love Is Blue  -     
 8  - Memories  -     
 9  - San Francisco  -     
 10  - Valley Of The Dolls  -     
 11  - Desert Island  -     
 12  - Lonely Days  

 Alain Morisod 
What A Wonderful World
 
 01  - Gaspesia   -     
 02  - La Forêt Enchantée  -     
 03  - La tendresse  -     
 04  - Titanic  -     
 05  - Goodbye My Love Goodbye   -     
 06  - Gone With the Wind  -     
 07  - Nights In White Satin  -     
 08  - What a Wonderful World  -     
 09  - Song Of Joy  -     
 10  - Serenade  -     
 11  - Dolannes mélodie  -     
 12  - Pour un amour perdu   -     
 13  - Un piano  -   

 Ferrante & Teicher 
The Ferrante & Teicher Collection
 
 01  - West Side Story Overture  -     
 02  - Theme From Love Story  -     
 03  - Chariots of Fire  -     
 04  - Ol' Man River  -     
 05  - Greensleeves  -     
 06  - African Echoes  -     
 07  - The Apartment  -     
 08  - Oye Negra  -     
 09  - Ravel's Bolero  -     
 10  - Send In The Clowns  -     
 11  - Malaguena  -     
 12  - Highlights From Borodin (Kismet)  -     
 13  - Memory  -     
 14  - Exodus  -   

 The Piano Guys 
The Piano Guys
 
 01  - Titanium / Pavane  -     
 02  - Peponi (Paradise)  -     
 03  - Code Name Vivaldi  -     
 04  - Beethoven's 5 Secrets  -     
 05  - Over The Rainbow / Simple Gifts  -     
 06  - Cello Wars  -     
 07  - Arwen's Vigil  -     
 08  - Moonlight  -     
 09  - A Thousand Years  -     
 10  - Michael Meets Mozart  -     
 11  - The Cello Song  -     
 12  - Rolling In The Deep  -     
 13  - What Makes You Beautiful  -     

 Träumerei in Noten
 Das Beste - Morgendämmerung
 
 01  - Stardust  -   Joe Reismann Orchester und Chor  -   
 02  - La Vie en Rose  -   Helmut Zacharias  -   
 03  - Stormy Weather  -   Hugo Strasser Tanzorchester  -   
 04  - Sailing  -   Heinz Schachtner und sein Orchester  -   
 05  - What A Wonderful World  -   Mr. Acker Bilk  -   
 06  - Touch Me In The Morning  -   Fausto Papetti  -   
 07  - Fascination  -   Helmut Zacharias  -   
 08  - Just A Little Lovin'  -   Richard Alden Orchester und Chor  -   
 09  - Aquarius aus "Hair"  -   Joe Reismann Orchester  -   
 10  - Und ich warte auf ein Zeichen  -   Heinz Schachtner  -   
 11  - La Mer  -   Neil Wolfe  -   
 12  - Come Rain or Come Shine  -   Billy May  -   

 Percy Faith 
New Thing
 
 01  - Hill Where The Lord Hides  -     
 02  - Washington Square  -     
 03  - Theme From Serpico  -     
 04  - Stranger On The Shore  -     
 05  - Land Of A Thousand Dances  -     
 06  - Euterpe  -     
 07  - The Way We Were  -     
 08  - Pelican Dance  -     
 09  - Eres Tu  -     
 10  - Skybird  -     
 11  - Angelica  -     
 

 The John Fox Orchestra 
My Sweet Lady
 
 01  - My Sweet Lady  -     
 02  - Somewhere Down The Road  -     
 03  - I'm Sorry  -     
 04  - Good Morning Heartache  -     
 05  - The Old Songs  -     
 06  - You Belong To Me  -     
 07  - More Then Just The Two Of Us  -     
 08  - Memory  -     
 09  - Don't Give Up On Us Baby  -     
 10  - Until It's Time For You To Go  -     
 11  - There's A Kind Of Hush  -     
 12  - What Are We Doing In Love  -     
 13  - When He Shines  -     
 14  - Shanghai Breezes  -     
 15  - Put Your Head On My Shoulders  -     
 16  - Sailing  -     
 17  - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me  -     
 18  - A Song For You  -   
 John Barry 
John Barry Plays 007
 & Other 60s Themes For film And Television
 
 1  - From Russia With Love  -     
 2  - 007  -     
 3  - The Elizabeth Theme  -     
 4  - The London Theme  -     
 5  - The Loneliness Of Autumn  -     
 6  - Aliki  -     
 7  - Fancy Dance  -     
 8  - Kinky  -     
 9  - Ngenzeni (Zulu Maid)  -     
 10  - Tetha Leyanto (Stamp & Shake)  -     
 11  - Monkey Feathers  -     
 12  - Big Shield  -     
 13  - The James Bond Theme (Stereo)  -     
 14  - The James Bond Theme (Mono 7" Single Version)  -     
 15  - The James Bond Theme (Mono Film Version)  -     
 16  - Lovers And Browning  -     
 17  - London Theme - Jazz Waltz  -     
 18  - Zulu Main Title Theme - Isandhlwana, 1879  -     
 19  - News Of The Massacre - Rorke's Drift Threatened  -     
 20  - Four In The Morning  -     
 21  - Main Title - Beat Girl  -     
 22  - It's Legal  -     
 23  - Hit & Miss  -     
 24  - Easy Beat  -     
 25  - Saturday's Child  -     
 26  - A Matter Of Who  -     
 27  - Never Let Go  -     
 28  - The Time Has Come  -     
 29  - The Sun's Hooray  -     
 30  - Tit Willow Twist  -     
 31  - The Lolly Theme  -     
 32  - The Magnificent Seven  -     
 33  - Rocco's Theme From Rocco & His Brothers  -     
 34  - Spinnerree  -     
 35  - Theme From The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone  - 

 Enoch Light & His Orchestra 
Big Band Bossa Nova
 
 1  - Desafinado  -     
 2  - One Note Samba  -     
 3  - Perdido  -     
 4  - E luxo so  -     
 5  - Galanura  -     
 6  - Lullaby Of Birdland  -     
 7  - Rio Junction (Bossa Nova)  -     
 8  - Sem saudades de voce  -     
 9  - La puerta del sol  -     
 10  - Brazil  -     
 11  - Besame mucho  -     
 12  - Take The ''A'' Train  -  
 The Longines Symphonette Society 
The Goode Tymes  6
(The Happy Sounds Of Yesterday And Today)
 
 01  - Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye  -     
 02  - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie  -     
 03  - Seasons In The Sun  -     
 04  - Linger Awhile  -     
 05  - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now  -     
 06  - Jingle, Jangle, Jingle  -     
 07  - My Blue Heaven  -     
 08  - Elmer's Tune  -     
 09  - Lili Marlene  -     
 10  - Goodnight, Sweetheart  -   
 Esquivel & his Orchestra 
Strings Aflame
 
 01  - Guadalajara  -     
 02  - Scheherazade  -     
 03  - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers  -     
 04  - Andalusian Sky  -     
 05  - Misirlou  -     
 06  - Sun Valley Ski Run  -     
 07  - Malagueña  -     
 08  - Fantasy  -     
 09  - Foolin' Around  -     
 10  - Gypsy Lament  -     
 11  - I Love Paris  -     
 12  - Turkish March  - 

 The Love Unlimited Orchestra 
Super Movie Themes  
Just a little bit different
 
 01  - Theme from Superman  -     
 02  - Theme from King Kong  -     
 03  - Night Fever  -     
 04  - Grease  -     
 05  - Intermission  -     
 06  - Theme from Shaft  -     
 07  - Theme from A Summer Place  -     
 08  - The Way We Were  -     
 09  - As Times Goes By  -     
 10  - People of Tomorrow   -    

 Various Artists
 Pop Concert in Phase4
 
 01  - In the Mood  -   Ted Heath  -   
 02  - Get Back  -   Franck Chacksfield  -   
 03  - Nights In White Satin  -   Claude Denjaen  -   
 04  - Brasil  -   Edmundo Ros  -   
 05  - Milord  -   Maurice Larcange  -   
 06  - Popcorn  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 07  - Skyliner  -   Ted Heath  -   
 08  - Caravan  -   Les Paul  -   
 09  - Harlem Nocturne  -   Franck Chacksfield  -   
 10  - House Of The Rising Sun  -   Guitars Unlimited  -   
 11  - The Peanut Vendor  -   Edmundo Ros  -   
 12  - Ciribiribin  -   Harry James  -   
 

 Horst Jankowski  
Portrait
 
 01  - The Peanut Vendor  -     
 02  - Solamente Una Vez  -     
 03  - Cielito Lindo  -     
 04  - Perfidia  -     
 05  - Tico Tico  -     
 06  - Cachito  -     
 07  - The Breeze and I  -     
 08  - Ay Ay Ay Paloma  -     
 09  - Historia de un Amor  -     
 10  - La Bamba  -     

 Lawrence Welk 
Plays 75 years of Great American Music
 
 1  - The American patrol polka  -     
 2  - The whiffenpoof song  -     
 3  - A pretty girl is like a melody  -     
 4  - The green leaves of summer  -     
 5  - Drigo´s serenade  -     
 6  - Sleep  -     
 7  - Humoresque boggie  -     
 8  - Night and day  -     
 9  - Toselli´s Serenade  -     
 10  - Sweet and lovely  -     
 11  - Silver threades among the gold  -     
 12  - Goodnight, sweetheart  -     
 

 Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops  
Adagios
 
 01  - Clair De Lune (Suite Bergamasque L75 III)  -     
 02  - Reverie  -     
 03  - Summertime from Porgy and Bess  -     
 04  - Cavalleria Rusticana_Intermezzo   -     
 05  - Musetta's Waltz from La Boehme  -     
 06  - Londonderry Air (Traditional)  -     
 07  - Fantasia on Greensleeves  -     
 08  - Symphony n.9,in E Minor,Op 95 from The New World  -     
 09  - Peer Gynt, Suite N.1, Op 46_Morning  -     
 10  - Hansel & Gretel (Children's Prayer)  -     
 11  - And This Is My Beloved  -     
 12  - Sadko_Song of India  -     
 13  - Carnival of the Animals_The Swan  -     
 14  - Two Elegiac Melodies,Op 34_The Last Spring  -     
 15  - String Quartet N.1 in D major,Op 11_Andante cantabile  -     
 16  - None But The Lonely Heart  -     
 17  - Piano Concerto No. 21 'Elvira Madigan'_Andante  -     
 18  - Serenade (Schubert)  -    

 David Osborne 
On The Wings Of Love
 
 1  - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?  -     
 2  - We've Only Just Begun  -     
 3  - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You  -     
 4  - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You  -     
 5  - On The Wings Of Love  -     
 6  - Always & Forever  -     
 7  - My Sweet Lady  -     
 8  - Make It With You  -     
 9  - Cherish  -     
 10  - Truly  -     
 11  - I Have Nothing  -     
 12  - Crazy  -     
 13  - A Time For Us  -     

 - In Love With You - 
Die Schmusehits der Popmusik, Instrumental
 
 1  - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You  -   James Last & Richard Clayderman  -   
 2  - Song Of Ocarina  -   Diego Modena & Jean-Philippe Audin  -   
 3  - All At Once  -   Nino Ricci  -   
 4  - To All The Girls I Loved Before  -   Nils Tuxen  -   
 5  - Wind Of Change  -   Max Greger  -   
 6  - One More Night  -   James Last  -   
 7  - Sailing  -   Tatjana Seyffert  -   
 8  - Exodus  -   Jean-Claude Borelly  -   
 9  - Sacrifice  -   James Last & Richard Clayderman  -   
 10  - All Of You  -   Max Greger  -   
 11  - Let Your Love Flow  -   Nils Tuxen  -   
 12  - Senza una donna  -   New Philharmonics  -   
 13  - L'espagnole  -   Nicolas de Angelis  -   
 14  - Only You  -   Richard Clayderman  -   
 15  - La mer  -   Tatjana Seyffert  -   
 16  - Autumn Leaves  -   Nino Ricci  -   

 Living Voices
Positively 4th Street 
 
 01  - Positively 4th Street  -     
 02  - Universal Soldier  -     
 03  - Where Have All the Flowers Gone?  -     
 04  - Like a Rolling Stone  -     
 05  - Eve of Destruction  -     
 06  - John Brown's Body  -     
 07  - Rusty Bells  -     
 08  - What Color (Is a Man)  -     
 09  - Dawn of Correction  -     
 10  - There But for Fortune  -   

Various Artist
 Favourite Instrumental Hits
 
 1  - My Heart Will Go On  -   James Galway  -   
 2  - The Air That I Breathe  -   James Last  -   
 3  - Bright Eyes  -   Manuel and the Music Of the Mountains  -   
 4  - Ebony And Ivory  -   Acker Bilk  -   
 5  - Can You Feel The Love Tonight  -   James Galway  -   
 6  - Another Day In Paradise  -   Hank Marvin  -   
 7  - Take Me Home Country Roads  -   James Last  -   
 8  - Wichita Lineman  -   Hank Marvin  -   
 9  - Wind Of Change  -   James Galway  -   
 10  - Hey Jude  -   James Last  -   
 11  - Sacrifice  -   Acker Bilk  -   
 12  - The Wind Beneath My Wings  -   James Galway  -   
 13  - Stuck On You  -   Richard Clayderman  -   
 14  - I Don't Watn To Miss A Thing  -   Richard Clayderman  -   
 15  - Pipes Of Peace  -   Acker Bilk  -   
 16  - Rocket Man  -   Hank Marvin  -   
 17  - Angels  -   Richard Clayderman  - 

 Andre Kostelanetz 
The Ultimate Collection - Vol.3
 
 01  - Love Me With All Your Heart  -     
 02  - Theme From Romeo And Juliet  -     
 03  - 'Till There Was You  -     
 04  - What Kind Of Fool Am I?  -     
 05  - If  -     
 06  - Charleston  -     
 07  - Loving You  -     
 08  - Medley: Solace/The Entertainer  -     
 09  - Maybe  -     
 10  - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  -     
 11  - In The Still Of The Night  -     
 12  - I Love Paris  -     
 13  - Medley: You Do Something To Me / I Get A Kick Out Of You  -     
 14  - Begin The Beguine  -     
 15  - Kiss Me Kate Medley  -     
 16  - Love For Sale  -     
 17  - Just One Of Those Things  -     
 18  - Night And Day  -     
 19  - "What Is This Thing Called Love?"  -     
 20  - All Throught The Night  -   
  
 
 Roberto Delgado 
Latin Flutes (1971)
Latinizing one’s name - I mean: literally latinizing – and creating a fake stage persona born in South America is a trick that occurs quite often in the Exotica genre, and those Germans are on the forefront for many an obvious reason. Think of Werner Müller whose exquisite series of travelogs Holiday In… is penned under the name Ricardo Santos. For now, though, let’s focus on a bandleader with the name of Horst Wende (1919–1996) who uses the same trick and morphs into the fiery Roberto Delgado, un chico caliente! Dozens of albums are produced under this moniker, and Latin Flutes is but one amid this flood.
 
Released in 1971 on Polydor, the premise is clear right from the get-go: the listener is about to experience shedloads of flutes, but these instruments only make half of the story, as the remaining tidbits come in the shapes of horns, mallet instruments and a wealth of truly Latin percussion. Among the personnel on this record are trumpeters Charly Tabor, Werner Gutterer, Manfred Moch, and Ack Van Rooyen, many of them known for being members of Bert Kaempfert’s big band setups. Trombonists Ake Persson and Jiggs Whigham are also included. Wende aka Delgado himself then joins the band on the marimba, vibraphone and in one instance, a Hammond organ as well as a Moog synthesizer. The flutists meanwhile are led by Herb Geller, approximately three or four of them are on board alright. Here is a closer look at Latin Flutes and its many original tracks among the renditions.
 
You know the archetypical bass guitar-driven undercurrent that is so often used in depicting a Mexican scenery? Then you know the innermost core of Roberto Delgado’s take on Francis Lai’s 1970 classic Love Story. Being the title song of the eponymous movie, its string washes are transmogrified here via said bass billows. Comprising of two notes which are held together by three layered alto flutes, the withdrawn murkiness and melancholic timbre are seemingly mocked by these reeds. Once trumpeter Manfred Moch brings the other brass players into the scenery, the sunset is ablaze, for better or worse. Delgado’s own Salambo Nr. 1, however, is a much greater tune, comprising of shell percussion, croaking guiros and one sexy Space-Age queen moaning salambo. The flutes are uplifting, the melody unexpectedly catchy, and even a little Moog synthesizer braiding is presented during the track’s apex. Considering the missteps and chintzy material Roberto Delgado has come up with throughout his career, Salambo Nr. 1 is a hallmark made of gold, aesthetically speaking. It is really good!
 
The traditional Dos Palomitas meanwhile opens a rift which oscillates between the Honky Tonk-fueled silent movie era and a cutely powdered Baroque attitude; these two stylistic counterparts are then meshed together by brass layers and flute flumes. Laid-back bongos, clinging tambourines, gorgeous marimba backdrops and freely floating flute melodies near the end make this tune – excuse the harshness – one bastard of a dubious mirage: is it a good interpretation or a bad raggamuffin? I’m not so sure, but the arrangement is top notch! Delgado’s own La Gaucha meanwhile succumbs to dazzling technicolor flares of rubicund notions as the marching band seemingly walks through a remote Mexican hamlet. Inspired by the flutes, guided by the orderly played tambourines, the aspect of carefree traveling by foot is eminently stressed. Side A closes with two takes of less-considered compositions: Norrie Paramor’s Mañana Pasado Mañana is a maraca/marimba grove complete with juxtaposed acoustic guitar globs, celesta coils and fluffy flutes, whereas Milton Nascimento’s O Cangaceiro sees Brazilian caxixis snore amid balalaika-accompanied brass blotches. The instrumental variety is a boon, the tone sequences and unison remain way too saccharine, so this one’s a dud, I’m afraid.
 
Side B continues to see Delgado and his men marching through Latin lands, no strings attached, all flutes on board. The traditional La Boliviana opens the second side with a joyously fast-paced Merengue complete with sprinkler-like shakers, delicious bongo grooves, interstitial marimba markers… and cautiously injected yippieh chants. Can it get any more clichéd? You already know the answer. Thankfully, the next three offerings come directly from Delgado’s feather and are thus comparatively exciting sparklers that are only featured this way on this album: Urubamba is a hot and humid downbeat diorama with pristine percussion, but otherwise somnolent – and somewhat majestic – brass braidings, evoking a mountainous outlook over a dry, etiolated valley.
 
A Sunny Siesta then turns out to be a rather upbeat marimba-backed flute-focused protrusion of glee and happiness, with only the marimba ameliorating the scenery due to its fir-green color reminding of the purified jungle. Mucho Prospero then ends Delgado’s triptych with a wildly rufescent extravaganza of ecstatic flutes and glittering money-resembling percussion devices, before making room for the traditional Camaron and its multiplied brass sinews that float through the sizzling-hot sun-dried panorama. The finale Mocoto, originally written by Brazil’s famous vocalist Jorge Ben, opens up for gorgeously lava-like Hammond organ slides. Backed by bongos, complemented by flutes, it is a great outro of an undercooked LP.
 
It would be too easy to stress the impetus of the flutes when it comes to describing the lure of Latin Flutes in a nutshell. While they are indeed omnipresent and hence featured on each and every composition, the six brass players are of equal importance, as they bring enough fuego into the sceneries to take a stand. However, Latin Flutes is not a good work per se, let alone recommendable. The principal problem with Roberto Delgado’s works is the only halfheartedly camouflaged German attitude that shimmers through the cracks and interstices. It is crystal clear that this album is recorded in Germany due to its fantasized delineations. Well, la-dee-da, isn’t this what Exotica is all about? Indeed, but it also becomes clear that the vivacious works of composers and conductors from Los Angeles are able to capture the Latin spirit more efficiently… and let’s not talk about dedicated works from Brazil, Argentina and whatnot.
Here is the good part of this plastic tactic: Latin Flutesmight exactly offer the kind of timbre and instrumentation that is otherwise sorely amiss. Depending on one’s heritage and favorites, the alpenhorn-like chords might turn out to be delightful. And why not? Unique tracks like Salambo Nr. 1 and the interpretation of Mocoto are superbly envisioned and tower above the occasionally petrifying melancholia that is unveiled by the reeds. Latin Flutes is unfortunately not yet available as a digital download version, but the LP is easy to get, with many of its parts having found their ways onto compilations.
(review from : http://www.ambientexotica.com) 
 
 01  - Love Story  -     
 02  - Salambo Nr. 1  -     
 03  - Dos Palmitas  -     
 04  - La Gaucha  -     
 05  - Manana Pasado Manana  -     
 06  - O Canganciero  -     
 07  - La Boliviana  -     
 08  - Urubamba  -     
 09  - A Sunny Siësta  -     
 10  - Mucho Prospero  -     
 11  - Camaron  -     
12  - Mocoto  -
 

 

 Maynard Ferguson 
Conquistador
 
 1  - Gonna Fly Now  -     
 2  - Mister Mellow  -     
 3  - Theme From Star Trek  -     
 4  - Conquistador  -     
 5  - Soar Like An Eagle  -     
 6  - The Fly  

 Quincy Jones 
Strike Up The Band
 
 01  - Baby Elephant Walk  -     
 02  - The Pink Panther  -     
 03  - Dreamsville  -     
 04  - Soldier In The Rain  -     
 05  - Blues In The Night  -     
 06  - Take Five  -     
 07  - After Hours  -     
 08  - Desafinado  -     
 09  - Cast Your Fate To The Wind  -     
 10  - Jive Samba  -     
 11  - Strike Up The Band  -     
 12  - Dear Old Stockholm  -     
 13  - The Gentle Rain  -     
 14  - Bossa Nova U.S.A.  - 

 Big Bands - Uptown!
 
 1  - Springfield Stomp  -   Cecil Scott and His Bright Boys  -   
 2  - Chicago Rhythm  -   Earl Hines  -   
 3  - Rocky Road  -   McKinney's Cotton Pickers, vocal - Don Redman  -   
 4  - Paseo Street (Paseo Strut)  -   George E. Lee  -   
 5  - California Swing  -   Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders, vocal - Lionel Hampton  -   
 6  - In Dat Mornin'  -   Jimmie Lunceford, Preacher - Moses Allen   -   
 7  - Case on Dawn (Ease on Down)  -   Luis Russell  -   
 8  - Basement Blues  -   Noble Sissle, vocal - Noble Sissle  -   
 9  - Mahogany Hill Stomp  -   Louis Armstrong  -   
 10  - Toby  -   Benny Moten  -   
 11  - The Man from Harlem  -   Cab Calloway, vocal - Cab Calloway  -   
 12  - Sleep, Come On and Take Me  -   Joseph Robechaux, vocal - Walter Williams  -   
 13  - Three Little Words  -   Claude Hopkins  -   
 14  - Got the Jitters  -   Don Redman, vocal - Don Redman  -   
 15  - You Can Depend on Me  -   Fletcher Henderson, vocal - Dick Vance  -   
 16  - Uptown Rhapsody  -   Teddy Hill  -   
 17  - St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm  -   Mills Blue Rhythm Band  -   
 18  - Deep Blue melody  -   Don Albert  -   
 19  - Rock and Ride  -   Harland Leonard  -   
 20  - Tree of Hope  -   Benny Carter  -   
 21  - Dexter Blues  -   Jay McShann  -   
 22  - Rumpus in Richmond  -   Duke Ellington  -   

 

Greetings from California!
Music all over the World” Special Edition
78:33 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Simon Park - Hotel California / 03:29
2. 101 Strings - California dreamin' / 02:40
3. Berry Lipman - It never rains in Southern California / 03:01
4. Marek & Vacek - San Francisco / 02:51
5. David Rose And His Orchestra - California melodies / 03:17
6. Frank Valdor - San Diego Drive / 01:50
7. Geoff Love - California,here I come / 02:13
8. Roy Etzel - Hollywood / 04:18
9. André Rieu - A bar in Santa Monica / 02:58
10. John Scott Orchestra - Mac Arthur Park / 04:49
11. Hugo Strasser - San Bernardino / 03:11
12. Werner Drexler's Go-Go Sound - California sunshine / 02:14
13. James Last - The banks of Sacramento / 03:49
14. Manuel - Do you know the way to San Jose / 02:25
15. Bernd Rabe & the SDR Big Band - Malibu beach / 03:07
16. Kai Warner - Come to LA / 02:51
17. Mantovani Orchestra - I left my heart in San Francisco / 02:31
18. Max Greger - California Blue / 03:35
19. Nicolas de Angelis - Villa California / 04:03
20. Roy Etzel - San Francisco Symphonie / 03:05
21. Tony Evans - California melody / 02:27
22. Glen Gray & Casa-loma orchestra - Malibu / 02:47
23. Xavier Cugat - It happened in Monterey / 02:16
24. Tony Hatch -  Hollywood / 03:17
25. Berry Lipman - Midnight in L.A. / 04:27
 
compiled & restored by Joey Starr
ABBA 40th anniversary Special
An instrumental tribute
Volume 1
68:37 - 320 Kb/sec
 
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Günter Noris - Waterloo / 02:39
2. Hot Lips - Bang-A-Boomerang / 03:01
3. Alan Tew - Ring Ring / 02:46
4. The London Symphony Orchestra - Gimme! Gimme! 
    Gimme! (A man after midnight) / 04:31
5. Anders Dahl and his Magic Strings - I wonder / 03:32
6. Arthur Greenslade - Honey, honey / 03:13
7. Franck Pourcel - One man One woman / 02:35
8. Boris Zepyr - Fernando / 04:23
9. Arthur Greenslade - My love, my life / 03:38
10. Caravelli - Voulez vous / 03:31
11. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra - Dance 
      (while the music still goes on) / 03:20
12. James Last - One of us / 04:31
13. Franck Pourcel - Summer night city / 03:13
14. Mike Oldfield - Arrival / 02:45
15. Jean Michel de France - The name of the game / 04:36
16. Hot Lips Band - People need love / 03:05
17. Jo Ment - S.O.S / 03:17
18. Synthesizer Rock Orchestra - Why did It have to be me / 03:10
19. Kai Warner - I have a dream / 02:11
20. BONUS: Stars on 45 - Abba medley (Single version) / 03:52
 
Compiled & restored by Joey Starr
ABBA 40th anniversary Special
An instrumental tribute
Volume 2
66:24 - 320 Kb/sec
 
 
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Jean Michel de France - Money Money / 02:57
2. Mantovani - The winner takes it all / 03:26
3. Max Greger - I do, I do, I do / 02:38
4. John Fox - Super trouper / 02:59
5. Franck Pourcel - Take a chance on me / 02:46
6. Ray Conniff - Chiquitita / 02:38
7. Norrie Paramor -  Does your mother know / 02:54
8. Arthur Greenslade - When I kissed the teacher / 02:53
9. Hot Lips Band - Rock me / 03:26
10. Royal Symphony Orchestra - Eagle / 04:07
11. Paul Mauriat - Head over heels / 03:06
12. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra - Dancing Queen / 03:49
13. Arthur Greenslade - Knowing me, knowing you / 03:33
14. Anders Dahl and his Magic Strings - Mama mia / 03:04
15. The London Symphony Orchestra - Andante, Andante / 03:43
16. Panpipes - The day before you came / 04:44
17. Hot Lips Band - So long / 02:51
18. André Rieu - The way old friends do / 04:01
19. Carlten & Orchester - Hasta mañana / 03:06
20. Franck Pourcel - Thank you for the music / 02:55
 
 
Compiled & restored by Joey Starr
 
 
 

Onderwerp: WEEK 14 - 2017

Datum: 07-05-2017

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week14-2017

Fantastic week! Great selection!Thanks!

Datum: 13-04-2017

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 14

What a thrilling week of great music! Thank you Harry and team fro bringing the best Easy Listening music on the web. I particularly liked the return of Boston Pops and the ABBA specials.

Datum: 09-04-2017

Door: Mark Truso

Onderwerp: week 14

Thanks to Harry and all the generous contributors!

Datum: 02-04-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 14

Thank's Harry and all LL team for another great week of instrumental music. Specially to "Anchortaxi" for Alain Morisod, but also to all other contributors of this kind of music.
I also like very much a photo for "Best of march 2017 compilation", and at the end a column "Review "

Darko from Croatia

Datum: 01-04-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 14

Nice music from across the pond., many thanks for your efforts in uploading these many tunes from the past.
More fodder for the ears again this week.
Thank yous to the many contributors to LL and of course to Harry who makes it all possible by posting the music.
Ed, from a rather chilly Tennessee

Datum: 02-04-2017

Door: Harry van der Veen

Onderwerp: Re:Week 14

Thank you for your kind words Ed !!

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