WEEK 21 - 2017

Dear Friends,
Yesterday my laptop has been hacked, and all my files were encrypted.
Only by paying € 200,00 in Bitcoins, it will be possible for me to restore the files on my computer.
I wasn't able to release week 21 on time, my  sincere excuses.
Now working on a laptop from a friend of mine, so i can present  you week 21
I hope i've sort things out before next week.
Yours, Harry
 
 
 
 

VARIOUS ARTISTS 
LL goes Disco 5
 
 01  - Is it Love  -   Syd Dale and his Orchestra  -   
 02  - Discoskate  -   Michael Reed Orchestra  -   
 03  - Fly (Volare)  -   Larry Page Orchestra  -   
 04  - Best Disco In Town  -   Brian May and the ABC Melbourne Showband  -   
 05  - Focus  -   Gil Ventura  -   
 06  - Tango Jalousie '77  -   Ole Houer  -   
 07  - California Strut  -   Walter Murphy  -   
 08  - Disco Stevie Wonder  -   Ray McVay With His Orchestra And Singers  -   
 09  - Singin In The Rain  -   George Saxon  -   
 10  - Message In Our Music  -   Werner Tauber  -   
 11  - I Could Have Danced All Night  -   Blackbuster  -   
 12  - Frisco Disco  -   Bert Kaempert  -   
 13  - Ou sont les femmes?  -   Raymond Lefevre  -   
 14  - Black Is Black  -   Vic Flick and his orchestra  -   
 15  - Think At Over  -   Fantastic Sounds Orchestra  -   
 16  - Disco Hustle  -   Irving Martin & Brian Dee  -   
 17  - Disco Quando   -   Gil Ventura  -   
 18  - How High The Moon  -   Caravelli  -   
 19  - Michelle  -   The Orchestra of Sergio Rafael  -   
 20  - Disco Time  -   Pete Tex  -   
 21  - Holland Disco  -   The New Dutch Organ Group  -   
 22  - Boogie Boy  -   The Strings Of Paris  -   
 23  - You See The Trouble With Me  -   Kai Warner  -   
 24  - Disco Oriental  -   Günter Noris  -   
 25  - Ain't Gonna Bump No More  -   Brian May and the ABC Melbourne Showband  -   

Yesterday Once More
Volume 2
80:05 - 320 Kb/sec
 
“All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry,
Just like before…
It's yesterday once more”
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Paul Mauriat - Yesterday once more / 03:44
2. Arthur Greenslade - I'm a believer / 02:40
3. Caravelli - Tes tendres années / 02:38
4. Fred Silver - Baby come back / 02:21
5. Enoch Light - Blueberry hill / 02:24
6. Cyril Ornadel - In the midnight hour / 03:16
7. Bert Kaempfert - To know him is to love him / 02:30
8. Franck Chacksfield - It's just my imagination / 03:05
9. Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass - Ring of fire / 02:24
10. James Last - You've lost that loving feeling / 02:55
11. Lex de Azevedo - Wouldn't it be nice / 02:17
12. Orquestra Serenata Tropical - I saw the light / 02:58
13. Floyd Cramer - A little bit me, a little bit you / 02:30
14. Max Greger - Wooly Bully / 02:19
15. Arthur Lyman - Abergavenny / 02:16
16. Billy Vaughn - Promises promises / 02:46
17. Harald Banter - Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt / 02:58
18. Franck Pourcel - Ue O Muite Aruko / 01:59
19. Keith Mansfield - Everlasting love / 03:00
20. Tony Hatch - Daydream / 01:56
21. Syd Dale - Bird and the bees / 02:07
22. Ambros Seelos - Magic moments / 02:21
23. Hugo Strasser - Puttin' on the Ritz / 03:03
24. Percy Faith - Mac Arthur Park / 03:38
25. Norman Candler & Harald Winkler - A beautiful noise / 02:41
26. Clebanoff - What a difference a day made / 02:04
27. Nick Ingman and his orchestra - I'll never fall in love again / 02:57
28. Ventures - Loco-motion / 02:11
29. Raymond Lefèvre - Qui saura / 02:20
30. Cyril Stapleton - Welcome home / 03:35
 

 Max Greger 
Live - Tour De Dance (1968)
 
 01  - Thema, 
A Taste Of Honey, 
The Happening,
 A Walk In The Black Forest  -     
 02  - A Whiter Shade Of Pale, 
Ode To Billie Joe  -     
 03  - Love This Is My Song, 
A Man Without Love  -     
 04  - Land Of Thousand Dances, 
What Is Soul, 
I Feel Good.  -     
 05  - A Banda, 
La Bostella, 
La Bamba  -     
 06  - String Of Pearls, 
Little Brown Jug, 
Don´t Be That Way  -     
 07  - Moskauer Nächte, 
Lara´s Theme, 
Wolga-Boat-Man  -     
 08  - Bye Bye Blackbird, 
Without A Song, 
Boo-Hoo  -     
 09  - Green Onions, 
Last Night, 
Soul Finger  -     
 10  - I Know Why, 
Adios -    
 

Sax a GoGo (1968)
 
 01  - Bye Bye Blackbird  -     
 02  - Siboney  -     
 03  - Il Mondo  -     
 04  - The More I See You  -     
 05  - Charmaine  -     
 06  - What Now My Love  -     
 07  - Little Man  -     
 08  - Amor, Amor, Amor  -     
 09  - La Cucaracha  -     
 10  - O Sole Mio  -     
 11  - You Are My Sunshine  -     
 12  - 500 Miles  -     
 13  - Clementine  -     
 14  - Dandy  -  

 Johnny Mann Singers 
Invisible Tears (1964)
 
 01  - Invisible Tears  -     
 02  - People  -     
 03  - Love Me With All Your Heart  -     
 04  - The Girl From Ipanema  -     
 05  - Everybody Loves Somebody  -     
 06  - Hello, Dolly!  -     
 07  - Shangri-La  -     
 08  - The World I Used To Know  -     
 09  - Al-Di-La  -     
 10  - Today  -     
 11  - A World Without Love  -     
 12  - Blue Velvet  -     
 
 

 Orchester Bert Landers 
Schlagerrunde  - Folge 3
 
 01  - Zorba the Greek  -     
 02  - Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye  -     
 03  - Eine Schwalbe macht noch keinen Sommer  -     
 04  - Fräulein Wunderbar  -     
 05  - Hast du alles vergessen  -     
 06  - Es war keine so wunderbar wie du  -     
 07  - Il Silenzio  -     
 08  - Warten ist so schwer  -     
 09  - Mohavana  -     
 10  - Angel Face  -     
 11  - Du bist nicht allein  -     
 12  - Letkanjenka  -     
 13  - Laß die Sonne nicht seh'n, daß du weinst  -     
 14  - Downtown  -     
 15  - Küsse unterm Regenbogen  -     
 16  - Wenn es sein muß, kann ich treu sein  -     
 17  - Das war mein schönster Tanz  -     
 18  - Melancholie  -     
 19  - Alle Wünsche kann man nicht erfüllen  -     
 20  - Frag den Abendwind  -     
 21  - Letkiss  -     
 22  - Ich war allein  -     
 23  - Taxi nach Texas  -     
 24  - Das war eine schöne Party  -     
 25  - Geh nicht an mir vorüber  -     
 26  - Heute male ich dein Bild, Cindy Lou  -     
 27  - Mit 17 hat man noch Träume  -     
 28  - Küsse nie nach Mitternacht  -  

 Mantovani 
 America 
 
 1  - Stephen Foster Suite  -     
 2  - Give My Regards To Broadway  -     
 3  - Yellow Rose of Texas  -     
 4  - Long Ago And Far Away  -     
 5  - The Big Country  -     
 6  - The Entertainer  -     
 7  - Slaughter On 10TH Avenue  -     
 8  - Gone With The Wind  -     
 9  - Tea For Two  -     
 10  - Take The A Train  -     
 11  - Belle Of The Ball  -     
 12  - Superman  -     
 13  - Americana Suite  -    

 Gordon Jenkins 
Hawaiian Wedding Song
 
 01  - Beyond The Reef  -     
 02  - Blue Hawaii  -     
 03  - Now Is The Hour  -     
 04  - To You Sweetheart, Aloha  -     
 05  - Sweet Leilani  -     
 06  - Hawaiian Paradise  -     
 07  - Hawaiian Wedding Song  -     
 08  - The Moon of Manakoora  -     
 09  - Moonlight on Diamond Head  -     
 10  - Heavenly Islands  -     
 11  - Honolulu Honeymoons  -     
 12  - Aloha Oe  

 The Longines Symphonette 
Best Songs Of 1970
 
 101  - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head  -     
 102  - Daughter Of Darkness  -     
 103  - (They Long To Be) Close To You  -     
 104  - Let Me Go To Him  -     
 105  - The Wonder Of You  -     
 106  - Easy Come, Easy Go  -     
 107  - Airport Love Theme  -     
 108  - Come Saturday Morning  -     
 109  - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)  -     
 110  - Gimme Dat Ding  -     
 111  - Smile A Little Smile For Me  -     
 112  - That Same Old Feeling  -     
==============================
 201  - Early In The Morning  -     
 202  - Paper Mache  -     
 203  - I Just Can't Help Believin  -     
 204  - Winter World Of Love  -     
 205  - It's All In The Game  -     
 206  - United We Stand  -     
 207  - Loveland  -     
 208  - Hey There Lonely Girl  -     
 209  - Everybody's Out Of Town  -     
 210  - Mama Told Me Not To Come  -     
 211  - Make It With You  -     
 212  - Puppet Man  -     
 

 Martin Denny Excotic Sounds
 Si Zentner Orchestra
Composed by Les Baxter
Exotica Suite (1962)
 
 1  - Temple Pageant  -     
 2  - Tiki  -     
 3  - The Enchanted Reef  -     
 4  - Demons and Dragons  -     
 5  - Legend of the Island Gods  -     
 6  - Bali Monkey Dance  -     
 7  - Pagan Ritual  -     
 8  - Jungle Train  -     
 9  - Stolen Idol  -     
 10  - Loyus Pool & Tribe of the Moon  -     
 11  - Calabash Annie  -    
 

Various Orchestras
Souvenirs From The 70's, disc 3
 
 1  - You Make Me Feel Brand New  -   Les Reed  -   
 2  - You Light Up My Life  -   Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains  -   
 3  - Too Much Heaven  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 4  - Sometimes When We Touch  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 5  - Here Comes That Rainy Day Feel  -   John Fox  -   
 6  - Superstar  -   Les Reed  -   
 7  - And I Love You So  -   Mantovani  -   
 8  - We're All Alone  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 9  - Aubrey  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 10  - Dancing Queen  -   Les Reed  -   
 11  - Aria  -   Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains  -   
 12  - When Will I See You Again  -   John Fox  -   
 13  - Help Me Make It Through The Ni  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 14  - I'm Not In Love  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 15  - Killing Me Softly With His Song  -   Les Reed  -   
 16  - For All We Know  -   Mantovani  -   
 17  - Save Your Kisses For Me  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 18  - The Hustle  -   Geoff Love  -   
 19  - How Deep Is Your Love  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 20  - Fernando  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   

 Andre Kostelanetz 
MUSICAL EVENINGS
 
 1  - Coppelia  -     
 2  - Haunting Melody  -     
 3  - Scheherazade  -     
 4  - Martha  -     
 5  - Sonata  -     
 6  - On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring  -     
 7  - Capricio Burlesco/Walton  -     
 8  - Kolo/Gotovac  -     
 9  - Scherzo Symphonie Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Nº 4, D Minor, Op. 102/Litolff  -     
 10  - Saint Martin of Canigo/Casals  -     
 11  - Naila Waltz/Delibes  -   

 James Galway 
Wind Of Change
 
 1  - Here, There And Everywhere  -     
 2  - Tears In Heaven  -     
 3  - A Whole New World  -     
 4  - Dream Lover  -     
 5  - Holding Back The Years  -     
 6  - When A Man Loves A Woman  -     
 7  - Tu  -     
 8  - The Last Song  -     
 9  - Golden Slumbers  -     
 10  - Little Jeannie  -     
 11  - Always On My Mind  -     
 12  - If You Leave Me Now  -     
 13  - Can't Help Falling In Love  -     
 14  - I Just Called To Say I Love You  -     
 15  - I Will Always Love You  -     
 16  - Wind Of Change  - 

 Al Nevins & His Orchestra 
Bon Voyage
 
 1  - Great Day  -     
 2  - Sentimental Journey  -     
 3  - Pink Champagne For A Blue Lady  -     
 4  - Let Yourself Go  -     
 5  - Nice Work If You Can Get It  -     
 6  - Give My Regards To Broadway  -     
 7  - Isn't It Romantic  -     
 8  - Putting On The Ritz  -     
 9  - Someone Is Rocking My Dreamboat  -     
 10  - Slow Boat To China  -     
 11  - You And The Night And The Music  -     
 12  - There's A Boat Leaving Soon For New York  -     
 

 Frank Valdor 
Dynamic Trumpet Party
 
 1  - Candida---My Sweet Lord---Indian Reservation  -     
 2  - Dynamic Trumpets---San Bernadino---I Hear You Knocking  -     
 3  - A Song Of Joy---Ruby Tuesday  -     
 4  - Knock Three Times---She's A Lady---Black Magic Woman  -     
 5  - Apeman---When I'm Dead And Gone---Careless Love  -     
 6  - Cracklin' Rosie---Hier Ist Ein Mensch---We Did It Together  -     
 7  - Ich Bin Verliebt In Die Liebe---Rose Garden---Gestern Noch Ganz Allein  -     
 8  - Oh, Wann Kommst Du---Can I Tell You  -     
 9  - Einmal Verliebt, Immer Verliebt---Song Of Glory---Spanish Eyes  -     
 10  - Für Dich Allein---Der Mann Auf Dem Zehnmarkschein---Gute Reise, Schöne Rose  -     
 

THE READERS DIGEST COLLECTION
 Lawrence Welk 
CD3 - Reader's Digest Listening and Dancing
 
 01  - Wedding of the Winds  -     
 02  - Over the Waves  -     
 03  - Dolores  -     
 04  - Tales From the Vienna Woods  -     
 05  - Danube Waves  -     
 06  - Holiday Waltz  -     
 07  - Hoop Dee Doo  -     
 08  - Helena Polka  -     
 09  - Just Because  -     
 10  - Tic Toc Polka  -     
 11  - The Kit Kat Polka   -     
 12  - Dancing FingerS  -    

 William Fray and His Ensemble 
It's Time to Dance
 
 01  - Juba Dance  -     
 02  - Tenderly  -     
 03  - Paris, Je T'Aime  -     
 04  - Just Walking In The Tain  -     
 05  - Vogliamoci Tanto Bene  -     
 06  - Oh! Carol  -     
 07  - Per Un Bacio d'Amore  -     
 08  - Singin' In The Rain  -     
 09  - Chella-La  -     
 10  - I Love Paris  -     
 11  - Hey There  -     
 12  - I Sing Amore  - 

 Brian Withycombe 
The Best of Elton John
 
 1  - Your Song  -     
 2  - Daniel  -     
 3  - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me  -     
 4  - Tiny Dancer  -     
 5  - Blue Eyes  -     
 6  - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  -     
 7  - Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word  -     
 8  - I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues  -     
 9  - Nikita  -     
 10  - Someone Saved My Life Tonight  -     
 11  - Can You Feel the Love Tonight?  -  

 Ray Charles Singers 
MacArthur Park (1968)
 
 1  - MacArthur Park  -     
 2  - Gregory's Chant  -     
 3  - Love Is Blue  -     
 4  - Honey  -     
 5  - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free  -     
 6  - Do You Know The Way To San Jose  -     
 7  - Theme From 'Valley Of The Dolls'  -     
 8  - Don't Just Stand There  -     
 9  - Sometimes I Remember  -     
 10  - Little Green Apples  -     
 11  - Let Go  -     

THE READERS DIGEST COLLECTION
Instrumental Magic
 Organ Magic & Accordian Dazzlers
 
 01  - Begin The Beguine  -   Dick Hyman  -   
 02  - Beyond The Sea (La Mer)  -   Glenn Derringer  -   
 03  - I Don't Know Why  -   Three Suns  -   
 04  - Tico Tico  -   Richard Wayne  -   
 05  - Cruising Down The River  -   Bob Ralston  -   
 06  - Ebb Tide  -   Bill Thompson  -   
 07  - Volare  -   Myron Floren  -   
 08  - Hoop-Dee-Doo   -   Dominic Cortese  -   
 09  - Lady of Spain  -   Dick Contino  -   
 10  - Moonlight and Roses  -   Dick Contino  -   
 11  - Pennsylvania Polka  -   Lawrence Welk  -   
 12  - Around The World  -   Dick Contino  -   

 Bert Kaempfert 
Living It Up (1963)
 
 1  - Gentleman Jim  -     
 2  - In The Mood  -     
 3  - Dutch Treat  -     
 4  - Tipsy Gypsy  -     
 5  - Don't Talk To Me  -     
 6  - Fluter's Holiday  -     
 7  - Give And Take  -     
 8  - Danke Schoen (Candlelight Cafe)   -     
 9  - Two On A Tune  -     
 10  - Living It Up  -     
 11  - Easy Going  -     
 12  - Tricky Trombone  -  

 Marty Gold and His Orchestra 
For Sound's Sake (1964)
  Vinyl LP RCA LSP-2787
 
 01  - El Cumbanchero  -     
 02  - Baubles, Bangles and Beads  -     
 03  - Memories Of You  -     
 04  - Yesterdays  -     
 05  - More Than You Know  -     
 06  - In A Sentimental Mood  -     
 07  - All The Things You Are  -     
 08  - Rockin' Chair  -     
 09  - I Love Paris  -     
 10  - September Song  -     
 11  - Love Is Here To Stay  -     
 12  - Mood Indigo  -     
 

 2 Cellos  
 
 1  - Where The Streets Have No Name  -     
 2  - Misirlou (Theme From Pulp Fict  -     
 3  - Use Somebody  -     
 4  - Smooth Criminal  -     
 5  - Fragile  -     
 6  - The Resistance  -     
 7  - Hurt  -     
 8  - Welcome To The Jungle  -     
 9  - Human Nature  -     
 10  - Viva La Vida  -     
 11  - Smells Like Teen Spirit  -     
 12  - With Or Without You  -     
 13  - Fields of Gold (Bonus Track)  - 

 Enoch Light & The Light Brigade 
Provocative Percussion 4 (1962)
 
 1  - On The Street Where You Live  -     
 2  - You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me  -     
 3  - That's My Desire  -     
 4  - Comme ci, comme ça  -     
 5  - I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good  -     
 6  - Do-Do-Do  -     
 7  - Make Someone Happy  -     
 8  - You're An Old Smoothie  -     
 9  - Solitude  -     
 10  - With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming  -     
 11  - The Look Of Love  -     
 12  - I Love You  - 

 Burt Bacharach 
Make It Easy On Yourself
 
 01  - Promises, Promises  -     
 02  - I'll Never Fall In Love Again  -     
 03  - Knowing When To Leave  -     
 04  - Any Day Now  -     
 05  - Wanting Things  -     
 06  - Whoever You Are I Love You  -     
 07  - Make It Easy On Yourself  -     
 08  - Do You Know The Way To San José  -     
 09  - Pacific Coast Highway  -     
 10  - She's Gone Away  -     
 11  - This Guy's In Love With You  -   

 Ray Conniff 
Rhapsody In Rhythm (1962)
 
 01  - Lady Of Spain  -     
 02  - Beautiful Love  -     
 03  - Moonlight And Roses  -     
 04  - Love Walked In  -     
 05  - Our Waltz  -     
 06  - I Concentrate On You  -     
 07  - Take Me In Your Arms  -     
 08  - Malagueña  -     
 09  - Imagination  -     
 10  - Kiss Of Fire  -     
 11  - To My Love  -     
 12  - My Romance  -  

RON GOODWIN
JET FLIGHT TO BEIRUT
1962
 
 
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon, and this pretty much sums up my knowledge of this Middle Eastern location. The Mediterranean sea is nearby, people from various countries live and work in the bustling, pulsating streets. It is not exactly the archetypical backdrop for an Exotica record; after all, the Polynesian isles and tropical rain forests are much more exciting, boosting the imagination to new heights. But boy, am I thankful for the existence of Jetflight To  Beirut. While this seems to be part of Werner Müller aka Ricardo Santos’ series of travelogs, it is actually envisioned and orchestrated by British composer and conductor Ron Goodwin (1925–2003) whose fame would later rise due to his memorable themes of Hollywood movies and British productions like the Miss Marple series of flicks. Now, I am definitely not a fan of Ron Goodwin.
 
 
 
I adore his Space-Age career launcher Music In Orbit (1958), but equally despise the follow-up Music For An Arabian Night (1959) due to its imbalanced use of symphonic helixes amid faux-Oriental sequences. There are not even autochthonous instruments on board. Everything is different on Jetflight to Beirut though. Released in 1962 on the Parlophone label and housing 12 exciting compositions by three Lebanese songwriters and duos, Goodwin widens the instrumental pool and allows a strikingly captivating immersion effect to build up: ouds, balalaikas, bouzoukis, bongos, vibes, tasteful accordions, clarinets and string washes intermix in the mountains, become serrated in the valleys, mesh in markets and open streets.  Jetflight to Beirut is so gloriously real yet entertaining and upbeat that it is an Exotica record for sure, one whose strings only provide the faraway scenery for the local instruments whose omnipresence is a neverending boon.
 
 
 
Crepuscular flutes wait for a new day, unexpected bongo bubbles add fortuitous traces of Exotica to the increasing luminosity, strings veil the panorama with their solemn washes: Sunrise Over The Cedars by the Rahbani Brothers Assi Rahbani (1923–1986) and Mansour Rahbani (1925–2009) experiences a wonderful arrangement once Ron Goodwin has his hands on the material. Mountainous harps, carefully amended via flutes and a piercing accordion round off the aureate vista. While the mysterious N. Al-Basri could serve as a moniker for Ron Goodwin himself, his tune Sweetie Pie is strikingly rustic, almost Persian in quality. The transmogrification from a tramontane landscape to an immediate market place is well achieved. Lebanese ouds and other rubicund stringed instruments ameliorate the harmonica coils and the Flamenco spirit. This is one truthful Exotica sparkler alright!
 
 
 
The Rahbani Brothers’ Ba’albeck is next, presenting a bongo-infused array of blood-red strings of portent adjacent to a sanguine piano aorta, whereas Lebanese singer Philimone Wehbe’s Bassita! is a rather uplifting gypsy tune with vivacious drums, bassouki interstices and ligneous drums. Helicoidal accordion lines and sun-lit clarinets round off a celebratory Exotica track that ostracizes the orchestral strings in order to give a close, more private look of the scenery. The Rahbani tune April Is Coming then enchants with a vibraphone vestibule to a saltatory flute floralcy and mauve-tinted string washes aplenty, with Wehbe’s second composition Bashtiki-Boom rounding this gorgeous Spy Jazz theme off with dubiously glistening ouds, brazen horns and discordant pizzicato strings of pressure. A gorgeous way to end side A!
 
 
 
Ron Goodwin opens side B with another Rahbani piece, the first of five additional sparklers to materialize: Journey To Damascus is similar to Dizzy Gillespie’s Caravan in that it is tinted in saffron cloudlets, dusty strings and humid flute washes. This is almost too unreal to be exotic; the strings are absolutely stunning on this piece, the orchestra emanates thermal heat aplenty! Next to this aural desert is Grotto Of Jeita, a twinkling piece of circumambience. Superimposed high frequency vibes, portentous clarinets and peaceful accordions create a moment of tranquilizing twilight. Philimone Webe’s third song is also his last: Arak And Tabouli is rich in alluvial polyphonies accordion-wise. Large-grained shakers boost the power of the raucous strings and horns, even marimba cataracts make it to the scenery.
 
 
 
The album ends with a Rahbani triptych: Avenue Des Français is less dedicatedly French than inspired by Moroccan tone sequences and shady clarinet/flute dualities. In addition, Plain Of Bekaa is hued in sunlight due to the warmly heterodyned frequencies and stacked accordions. The ouds, bouzoukis and accordions exude the odour of hay, dry meadows and cloudless skies, whereas the finale Farewell To Lebanon celebrates the goodbye through a revved up presence of the galloping drums. Silvery bongo drums, rhythmic acoustic guitars, withdrawn piano chords and majestic string concoctions round off a magnificent exodus.
 
 
 
Ron Goodwin’s Jetflight to  Beirut is a fantastic effort because of its truthiness. In lieu of Hollywood strings – which the British composer probably found incompatible at this point of his career anyway – or histrionic whirls, the aural cinematography is erected and maintained by different means. The original Lebanese instruments are but one important pillar of the orange-colored mountains. There is much more to discover here: the accordion is always and without exception skillfully played, never dropping even a little molecule of chintziness, the symphonic strings only form the distant background for a rather immediate and rural focal point that is a close to the sceneries as possible, and last but definitely not least is the rhythmic bongo coppice which vaporizes the smell of firs and olive trees. A most horticultural effort!
 
 
 
Recapturing the introductory paragraph, I am indeed a bit wary in terms of the forerunner Music For An Arabian Night, but strangely enough,Jetflight to  Beirut, while sharing many a harmony-related sentiment, encaptures the true spirit of Beirut. This is not one of the archetypical holiday releases, no: Beirut is aglow, features orange sunrises and fiery sunsets and brings the listener to a rural, fascinating Middle Eastern place. It is available on vinyl, on CD where it is coupled with the Arabian counterpart, and considered on streaming as well as download platforms. Wholeheartedly recommended!
 
 
 
Exotica Review 386: Ron Goodwin – Jetflight to Beirut (1962). Originally published on Nov. 1, 2014 at AmbientExotica.com.
   
- Journey To Damascus  -     
   - The Grotto Of Jeita  -     
   - Arak And Tabouli  -     
   - Bassita!  -     
   - April Is Coming  -     
   - Bashtiki-Boom  -     
   - Avenue Des Français  -     
   - Plain Of The Beka'a  -     
   - Farewell To Lebanon  -     
   - Sunrise Over The Cedars  -     
   - Sweetie Pie_N El Basri  -     
   - Ba'albeck  

 Glen Gray 
They All Swung The Blues
1962
 
 1  - Bugle Call Rag  -     
 2  - Floyd's Guitar Blues  -     
 3  - Dippermouth Blues  -     
 4  - Uptown Blues  -     
 5  - C-Jam Blues  -     
 6  - Well, Git It!  -     
 7  - New No Name Jive  -     
 8  - Tango Blues  -     
 9  - Swingin' The Blues  -     
 10  - Night Train  -     
 11  - Blowin' Up A Storm  -     
 12  - Farewell Blues  -     

 Jack Parnell 
Laurie Johnson's London Big Band, Volume One
 
 01  - Come Rain Or Come Shine  -     
 02  - Isn't It Romantic, Wasn't It Romantic  -     
 03  - Swanee  -     
 04  - What Makes The Sunset  -     
 05  - Mr. B  -     
 06  - The Lady Is A Tramp  -     
 07  - By Strauss  -     
 08  - Someone To Watch Over Me  -     
 09  - From This Moment On  -     
 10  - Jeepers Creepers  -     
 11  - It Could Happen To You  -     
 12  - It's Easy For You To Say  -     
 13  - Embraceable You  -     
 14  - Coasting  -     
 15  - Avalon  -     
 16  - Never Stray  -     
 17  - But Beautiful  -     
 18  - CTS Blues  -   

 The Quincy Jones - Sammy Nestico BigBand 
Basie & Beyond
 
 1  - Ya Gotta Try... Harder!  -     
 2  - Belly Roll  -     
 3  - Grace  -     
 4  - The Joy of Cookin'  -     
 5  - Quintessence  -     
 6  - How Sweet It Is  -     
 7  - Hard Sock Dance  -     
 8  - The Witching Hour  -     
 9  - For Lena And Lennie  -     
 10  - No Time Like The Present  -     
 11  - Lisette  -     
 12  - Out Of The Night  -     
 

Viva Brazil!
(World Cup 2014 Special)
79:36 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Percy Faith - Brazil / 02:21
2. Alfie Khan - Pais tropical-Fio Maravilha / 04:24
3. Antonio Carlos Jobim - The girl from Ipanema / 02:38
4. Paul Mauriat - Brasilia Carnaval / 02:44
5. Martin Bötcher - Fiesta in Belo Horizonte / 02:26
6. Quincy Jones - Non-stop to Brazil / 02:38
7. Edwin Schimscheimer - Copacabana / 03:59
8. Tony Evans - Brasilia / 02:12
9. Lawrence Welk - Mas que nada / 02:33
10. Bert Kaempfert - Cha Cha Brasilia / 02:26
11. Kurt Edelhagen - Carioca / 02:07
12. Caravelli - Les rues de Rio / 02:29
13. Francis Lai -  Amazonas / 03:08
14. Gunther Norris - Dancing Brasilia / 03:46
15. Manuel - Carnival / 03:13
16. Franck Pourcel - Chuva do Brazil / 02:42
17. James Last - Un poco Rio / 02:34
18. Les Reed - Desafinado / 02:41
19. Nelson Riddle - Sao Paulo / 04:00
20. Ken Turner - I go to Rio / 02:23
21. Roy Etzel - Brasilo Brasila / 02:46
22. Xavier Cugat - Flying down to Rio / 02:34
23. Caravelli - Rendez-vous au Corcovado / 03:07
24. Kurt Edelhagen - Mambo Recife / 02:24
25. Willy Berking - Brasiliana (Samba potpourri) / 03:06
26. Acker Bilk - Rio nights / 04:40
27. Hugo Strasser - World cup / 02:29
 
Compiled & restored by Joey Starr

An instrumental tribute to
Nat 'King' Cole (1919 - 1965)
84'35 - 320 kb/sec
 
tracklist:
 
1. Bert Kaempfert - It's only a paper moon / 03:18
2. Enoch Light - Quizas, quizas, quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) / 02:37
3. Ken Turner - Fascination / 03:38
4. Berry Lipman -  The girl from Ipanema / 02:32
5. Francis Bay - Acercate mas / 02:51
6. The Hollyridge Strings - Pretend / 02:16
7. Nelson Riddle - Walkin' my baby back home / 02:35
8. Billy Vaughn - Ramblin' Rose / 02:40
9. Jackie Gleason - Once in a while / 03:14
10. Esquivel - Ballerina / 03:05
11. Ferrante & Teicher - Who's sorry now / 03:16
12. Franck Chacksfield - Smile / 02:57
13. Max Greger - On the sunny side of the street / 02:13
14. Franck Pourcel - Answer me my love / 03:11
15. Francis Purcell - Cachito / 03:01
16. Helmut Zacharias - Unforgettable / 03:09
17. The Hollyridge Strings - Nature boy / 02:18
18. Hugo Strasser Heinrich Haas - Señorina Cappuccina / 02:33
19. Geoff Love - Maria Elena / 02:34
20. James Last - Adelita / 02:03
21. Manuel and the Music of the Mountains - Solamente una vez (You belong to my heart) / 02:46
22. Nelson Riddle - Night lights / 02:34
23. Bert Kaempfert - L-O-V-E / 02:03
24. Norrie Paramor - Stardust / 02:57
25. The Hollyridge Strings - Somewhere along the way / 02:45
26. Roberto Delgado - Mucho mucho / 02:27
27. Stanley Black - Mona Lisa / 02:35
28. Ted Heath - Don't get around much anymore / 02:40
29. Ray Conniff - Too young / 02:38
30. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - When I fall in love / 02:30
31. The Hollyridge Strings - Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer / 02:24
 
Compiled & restored by Joey Starr
 

Serenade to Summertime
79:14 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Ronnie Aldrich - Once upon a Summertime / 03:27
2. Caravelli - La maison de cet été / 02:41
3. John Schroeder - Summertime / 02:22
4. Paul Mauriat - Samba de verano / 02:48
5. Kai Warner - Caribbean summer / 03:09
6. Franck Pourcel - Amour d'été / 02:31
7. The Columbia Ballroom Orchestra - Summer serenade / 02:27
8. James Last - Summer in Dublin / 04:52
9. Mantovani - Der Sommerwind / 03:01
10. Rolf Kuhn - Those lazy hazy crazy days of Summer / 02:37
11. Joe Loss - Theme from ''A Summer Place'' / 02:23
12. Roland Shaw - Summer nights / 03:06
13. Paul Mauriat - Serenade to summertime / 02:48
14. Raymond Lefèvre - Summertime in Venice / 04:00
15. Roy Etzel Soundorchester - Der Sommer kommt immer wieder / 03:19
16. The Hollyridge Strings - Theme from "Summer of '42" / 03:44
17. The strings of Paris - Summernight samba / 02:44
18. Paul Mauriat - Summer evening / 02:54
19. The Columbia Ballroom Orchestra - Summer love / 01:31
20. Mantovani - Last Summer / 02:58
21. James Last - Lost Summer / 05:01
22. Caravelli - A starlit summer / 02:43
23. Johnny Pearson - I remember that Summer / 03:46
24. Frank Valdor - A la fin de l'été / 02:40
25. Tony Hatch - When the Summertime is over / 02:53
26. Paul Mauriat - Summer memories / 02:20
 
compiled & restored by Joey Starr
 

 

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 21 - 2017

Datum: 22-05-2017

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 21

Harry, the Johnny Mann Singers album said it all. I'll send 20 euros to help out. And thank you for the great week of music ... I wonder that it's not the best of the year so far!

Datum: 21-05-2017

Door: Joe

Onderwerp: Relieved

Hi Harry and relieved to read that you are okay ... I was concerned that personal/family issues had ensured for you.

So sorry that you where hit by a ransom attack .... so cruel and damaging....! I hope that you can 'escape' without having to make payment.

Warm Wishes........ Joe

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