WEEK 28 - 2017

MADleys
Volume 24
 80:11  - 320 Kb/sec
 
 
01 Claudius Alzner "Cocktail International vol 1-A" (16:04): Save your kisses for me - Honey bee - Mississippi shuffle boat - Spanish flea - Banks of the Ohio - Hay Amigo Charlie - Tennessee waltz - Dolannes melodie - Pretend - I can't stop loving you - This guy's in love with you
 
02 The Sunset Festival Orchestra "Non stop Bacharach" 1 (16:43): Do you know the way to San Jose - (There's) Always something there to remind me - I say a little prayer - A house is not a home - Alfie - (They long to be) Close to you - This guy's in love with you - Trains and boats and planes
 
04 Frank Valdor 2 (19:18): Bonanza - My darling Clementine - She'll be comin' - La paloma - Tiritomba - Never on Sunday - Besame mucho - Brazil - La bamba - Stranger on the shore - Wonderland by night - Azzuro - Treue Bergvagabunden - Lily The Pink
 
04 Les Reed Medley  (10:41): It's not unusual - Delilah - I'm coming home - Daughter of darkness - Love is all - There's a kind of hush - Les bicyclettes de Belsize - The last waltz
 
05 Robert Last "Happy dancing 2A" (17:26): Coming round the mountains - Little brown jug - Old McDonald - Riders in the sky - Yellow rose of Texas - Bonanza - Sloop John B - Tom Dooley - Square dance - Mexican hat dance - Marchin' through Georgia - Gentle on my mind - High noon - Cotton fields
 

Stationen einer Karriere 2
 ''Fernseh- und Filmmelodien''
 
 1 -  Schiwago-Melodie (Lara's Theme)  - 
 2 -  Plaisir d'amour  - 
 3 -  Elisabeth-Serenade  - 
 4 -  Granada  - 
 5 -  Theme from ''Love Story''  - 
 6 -  Wenn süss das Mondlicht auf den Hügeln schläft  - 
 7 -  Morgens um sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung  - 
 8 -  Lili Marleen  - 
 9 -  Don't Cry For Me Argentina  - 
 10 -  Moon River  - 
 11 -  Arrivederci, Roma  - 
 12 -  This Is My Song  - 
 13 -  Grenzenloses Himmelblau  - 
 14 -  Traumschiff-Thema  - 
 15 -  Titelmelodie aus ''Lorentz & Söhne''  - 
 16 -  Dolannes-Melodie  - 

Bert Kaempfert 
The Kaempfert Touch
 
 1 -  Something  - 
 2 -  Headin' Home  - 
 3 -  Didn't We  - 
 4 -  We Can Make It, Girl  - 
 5 -  Someday We'll Be Together  - 
 6 -  You're Mine  - 
 7 -  Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head  - 
 8 -  Jean  - 
 9 -  This Woman Is Mine  - 
 10 -  One Day With You  - 
 11 -  She Lets Her Hair Down  - 
 12 -  All For You  - 

Horst Fischer (tr) 
& Werner Müller and his Orchestra 
Trumpet For Lovers
 
 1 -  La la la  - 
 2 -  Love Is Blue  - 
 3 -  Delilah  - 
 4 -  This Is My Song  - 
 5 -  Clopin clopant  - 
 6 -  A Whiter Shade Of Pale  - 
 7 -  Parlez-moi d'amour  - 
 8 -  The Last Waltz  - 
 9 -  What A Wonderful World  - 
 10 -  Congratulations  - 
 11 -  La vie en rose  - 
 12 -  La ronde  - 
 13 -  Daydream Believer  - 
 14 -  Auf Wiederseh'n  -

The Ray Davies Orchestra 
Flashpoint * 1975
 
 1 -  The Man With The Golden Gun  - 
 2 -  The Big Boss  - 
 3 -  Earthquake  - 
 4 -  Mr Majestyk  - 
 5 -  Love Said Goodbye  - 
 6 -  Kojak  - 
 7 -  Magnum Force  - 
 8 -  Gold  - 
 9 -  Live And Let Die  - 
 10 -  Airport 1975  - 
 11 -  We May Never Love Like This Again  - 
 12 -  Fist Of Fury  - 

Die Tanzplatte des Jahres '79
Max Greger
Polydor 2371 921
1979
 
01. Mexican girl / Substitute - Rumba
 
02. Tanz der Stunden - Cha cha cha
 
03. Lay love on you - Samba
 
04. Carry me back to old Virginia - Rumba
 
05. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your love / Dancing in the city - Jive
 
06. Rasputin / Summer night city - Disco dancing
 
07. You're the one that I want - Quickstep
 
08. Das Lied der Schlümpfe / Oh, carol - Foxtrot
 
09. Serenade - Slow waltz
 
10. Zwei Gitarren - Tango
 
11. Tender lovin' - Slowfoxtrot
 
12. Sugar bush - Quickstep
 
13. Jenny my love - Blues
 
14. Heidi / Bergvagabunden - March-polka

Frederic Rabold Groove Big Band 
Swinging Europe
 
 1 -  Espana Cani  - (Spain)
 2 -  An der Saale grünem Strande   - (DDR)
 3 -  Nord West Europe Medley  -
      J'Sommerans sollja dagar (Sweden)
      Le Joli Tambour (Belgium)
      Hvert svifid pèv (Iceland)
      De Zilvervloot (Netherlands) 
 4 -  Kajutscha  - (USSR)
 5 -  Finlandia  - (Finland)
 6 -  Halle des Bergkönigs  - (Norway)
 7 -  Themen aus Ungarische Rhapsodue nr.2  - (Hungary)
 8 -  Thema aus "Die Moldau"  - (Czechoslovakia) 
 9 -  Swinging Europe  - 
 11 -  Wien bleibt Wien  - (Austria)
 12 -  Freut Euch des Lebens  - (Germany)
 13 -  Danny Boy  - (Ireland)
 14 -  Swing Medley  - 
       Marken er mejet (Denmark)
       Vo Luzern uf Weggis zue (Switzerland)
       Sur Le Pont (France)
       My Bonnie (Great Brittain)
 16 -  O Sole Mio  - (Italia)
 17 -  Zivela Jugoslaviaja  - (Yugoslavia)
 18 -  Süd Ost Europe Medley  - 
       Lied von Telkira (Cyprus)
       Briul Oltenes (Romania)
       Sommerlied (Turkey)
       Im Lande der Skipetaren (Albany)
 19 -  Ready Steady Go !  - 

John Simon 
The Baroque Inevitable
 
 01 -  Rainy Day Woman  - 
 02 -  Turn Down Day  - 
 03 -  Sunny  - 
 04 -  All I Really Want To Do  - 
 05 -  This Door Swings Both Ways  - 
 06 -   I Couldn't Live Without Your Love  - 
 07 -  Wild Thing  - 
 08 -  Yellow Submarine  - 
 09 -  I Can Make It With You Baby.  - 
 10 -  Strangers In The Night  - 
 11 -  Eleanor Rigby  - 

Floyd Cramer 
America's Biggest Selling Pianist
 
 01 -  Your Last Goodbye  - 
 02 -  Unchained Melody  - 
 03 -  You Wn Again  - 
 04 -  Someone Else Not Me  - 
 05 -  Lonely Again  - 
 06 -  The Waltz You Saved For Me  - 
 07 -  Hang On  - 
 08 -  Out On A Limb  - 
 09 -  Rejoice  - 
 10 -  The Tide And The Sea  - 
 11 -  Portuguese Washerwoman  - 
 12 -  Are You Sincere  

Ace Cannon 
The Country Sounds of Ace Cannon
 
 01 -  Blanket On The Ground (Instrumental)  - 
 02 -  Cold Cold Heart  - 
 03 -  From A Distance   - 
 04 -  Games People Play  - 
 05 -  I Can't Help It  - 
 06 -  Kansas City  - 
 07 -  Noanin' The Blues  - 
 08 -  Since I Met You Baby  - 
 09 -  White Silver Sands  - 
 10 -  Trouble In MInd  - 
 11 -  Take Good Care of Her  - 
 12 -  Why Me (Lord)  - 
 13 -  Wabash Blues  - 
 14 -  You Win Again  - 
 15 -  Blues Stay Away From Me  - 
 16 -  Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain  - 
 17 -  Streets of Laredo  - 
 18 -  There Goes My Everything  - 
 19 -  I Love You Because  - 
 20 -  Singing The Blues  - 
 

 Various Orchestras
Strictly Dance Favourites 3
 
 1 -  Rock Around The Clock  - Georges Jouvin  - 
 2 -  Mambo No 5  - Claude Blouin  - 
 3 -  Love Is In The Air  - Frank Chacksfield  - 
 4 -  Vaya Con Dios  - Larry Dalton  - 
 5 -  Black Is Black  - Vic Flick  - 
 6 -  Uptown Girl  - Ralph Benatar  - 
 7 -  La Bamba  - Billy Vaughn  - 
 8 -  Copacabana  - Young World with Roland Shaw  - 
 9 -  Let's Twist Again  - Georges Jouvin  - 
 10 -  You Can't Hurry Love  - 101 Strings  - 
 11 -  The Last Time  - Mayfair Symphony Orchestra  - 
 12 -  Medley - Just A gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody/  - Claude Blouin  - 
 13 -  It's De Lovely  - Claude Blouin  - 
 14 -  It's A Mans, Mans, Mans World  - Ralph Benatar  - 
 15 -  Blueberry Hill  - Claude Blouin  - 
 16 -  Amor Amor  - Claude Blouin  - 
 17 -  The Lambeth Walk  - Pete Moore  - 
 18 -  Mack The Knife  - Ambros Seelos  - 
 19 -  Dance Little Bird  - The Accordeonicas  - 
 20 -  Hava Nagila  - David Helman  - 
 21 -  Tequila  - The Champs  - 
 22 -  Y.M.C.A.  - Kenny King  - 
 23 -  Zorba's Dance  - The Mykonos Ensemble  - 

Readers Digest Collection
-FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL HITS-
Great Italian Hits
 
 1 -  G01. Quando, Quando, Quando  - Intérprete(s): Pierfilippi  - 
 2 -  G02. Il Mondo  - Intérprete(s): Jimmy Fontana, Ennio Morricone And His Orchestra  - 
 3 -  G03. Guaglione  - Intérprete(s): Carlo Savina And His Orchestra  - 
 4 -  G04. Ciao, Ciao Bambina  - Intérprete(s): Ken Thorne And His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  G05. Anema E Core  - Intérprete(s): Del Vescovo And His Neapolitan Mandolins  - 
 6 -  G06. Al-Di-La  - Intérprete(s): Ray Thomas Orchestra And Chorus  - 
 7 -  H01. Quando Dico Che Ti Amo  - Intérprete(s): Carlo Savina And His Orchestra  - 
 8 -  H02. Volare  - Intérprete(s): Sergio Franchi, Frank Hunter And His Orchestra  - 
 9 -  H03. Non Pensare A Me  - Intérprete(s): Carlo Savina And His Orchestra  - 
 10 -  H04. Non Dimenticar  - Intérprete(s): Miranda Martino, Luis Enriquez And His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  H05. La Mia Serenata  - Intérprete(s): Jimmy Fontana, Franco Pisano And His Orchestra  - 
 12 -  H06. Arrivederci Roma  - Intérprete(s): Sergio Franchi, Henri René And His Orchestra  - 

Malando and his orchestra
Malando - Hollands Glorie (LIVE)
 
 01 -  Anoche  - 
 02 -  Blauer Himmel  - 
 03 -  Historia De Un Amor  - 
 04 -  Dark Eyes  - 
 05 -  Guapita  - 
 06 -  Don Juan  - 
 07 -  Dark eyes  - 
 08 -  Noche D'estrellas  - 
 09 -  La Cumparsita  - 
 10 -  Uno  - 
 11 -  Budapest Tango  - 
 12 -  Con Sentimiento  - 
 13 -  Adios Pampa  - 
 14 -  Rodriqez Pena  - 
 15 -  Jalousie  - 
 16 -  Olé Guapa  - 

Anthony Arizaga 
Guitarra Del Sol
 
 1 -  Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman  - 
 2 -  Girl From Ipanema  - 
 3 -  Spanish Eyes  - 
 4 -  And I Love Her  - 
 5 -  Tango Por Una Cabeza  - 
 6 -  The Words Get In The Way  - 
 7 -  Summer Samba  - 
 8 -  Margaritaville  - 
 9 -  Beautiful Maria Of My Soul  - 
 10 -  The Lonely Bull  - 
 11 -  Tequila Sunrise  - 
 12 -  The Great Manolette  - 

John Walker 
My Favourites Sinatra
 
 1 -  New York, New York  - 
 2 -  Somethin' Stupid  - 
 3 -  Strangers In The Night  - 
 4 -  Medley #1  - 
 5 -  Love And Marriage  - 
 6 -  Three Coins In The Fountain  - 
 7 -  It's Nice To Trav'ling  - 
 8 -  Medley #2  - 
 9 -  Come Fly With Me  - 
 10 -  Witchcraft  - 
 11 -  Nice 'N' Easy  - 
 12 -  London By Night  - 
 13 -  The Tender Trap  - 
 14 -  Medley #3  - 
 15 -  All The Way  - 
 16 -  High Hopes  - 
 17 -  If You Never Come To Me  - 
 18 -  Medley #4  - 
 19 -  Young At Heart  - 
 20 -  My Way  - 

Richard Hayman  
The Greatest Love of All
 
 01 -  Love is A Many Splendored Thing  - 
 02 -  A Man and A Woman  - 
 03 -  Bridge Over Troubled Water  - 
 04 -  More  - 
 05 -  Spartacus Suite n.2  - 
 06 -  The Greatest Love of All   - 
 07 -  Wonderful One  - 
 08 -  All The Things You Are  - 
 09 -  Love Me Tender  - 
 10 -  Deep In My Heart  - 
 11 -  The Chocolate Soldier  - 
 12 -  Wunderbar  - 
 13 -  A Love Like This  - 
 14 -  An This Is My Beloved   - 
 15 -  Eternally (Limelight)  - 
 16 -  Because  

Liberace ‎– A Brand New Me
 
Label: Warner Bros. Records – WS 1847
Format: Vinyl, LP, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1969
Genre: Pop Style, Easy Listening
 
. Despite the graphics of the album's cover, Liberace's album of then-contemporary covers remains truer to his theatrical piano style than the flower-power of his material. While these orchestrated tracks may not have garnered a younger audience, it was a canny idea to forage for new material among modern songs. Many of the tunes, such as B.J. Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," Richard Harris' "MacArthur Park," and the Classics IV's "Traces" were already crossover hits, and thus familiar to older listeners; hipper selections, such as CS&N's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" provided an interesting challenge for Liberace, and the suite form fit his classical background. The arrangements mix classical orchestration with soulful strings and fuzz-rock backings, often overshadowing Liberace's piano. Still, his trademark cascades can be heard paying out Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," and things almost get crazy on the title track.   
 
Tracklist ▼
A1 A Brand New Me (Butler, Gamble, Bell)
A2 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
A3 Parks & Recreation: Cherry Hill Park/MacArthur Park/Echo Park (Gilmore, Nix)
A4 Holly, Holy / Sweet Caroline
A5 Here, There And Everywhere (Lennon-McCartney) 
A6 Footprints On The Moon
B1 Something (George Harrison) 
B2 Traces
B3 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
B4 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
B5 Mixed Emotions

Bobby Byrne 
Shades of Brass
 
 1 -  Respect  - 
 2 -  Help Yourself  - 
 3 -  The Pendulum Swings Both Ways  - 
 4 -  Delilah  - 
 5 -  Feelin' Groovy  - 
 6 -  Hurry Love  - 
 7 -  A Shade Of Brass  - 
 8 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You  - 
 9 -  Who Is Gonna Love Me  - 
 10 -  Barbarella  - 
 11 -  Windy  - 
 

Bebert Ledure Orchestre
Hector Delfosse Ensemble 
Apache - Vl. 2
 
 01 -  Sinature ''The Cutest Girl''  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 02 -  Jolie Mésange  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 03 -  L'Enfant de La Balle  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 04 -  Un Ange Comme Ça  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 05 -  Un P'tit Peu d'Argent  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 06 -  Fleur de Mon Coeur  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 07 -  La Grenouille  - Bebert Ledure et Son Orquestre  - 
 08 -  Im Gansemarsh  - Hector Delfosse et Son Ensemble  - 
 09 -  Springende Punkte  - Hector Delfosse et Son Ensemble  - 
 10 -  Confeti  - Hector Delfosse et Son Ensemble  - 
 11 -  Kurz Und Gut  - Hector Delfosse et Son Ensemble  - 
 12 -  Tanzzende Finger  - Hector Delfosse et Son Ensemble  - 

Various Artists 
Magic Moments - Cd 1
 01 -  Songs Of Ocarina  - Ocarina  - 
 02 -  Who Pays The Ferryman?  - Yannis Markopoulos  - 
 03 -  Theme From Reilly  - Olympic Orchestra  - 
 04 -  Cavatina  - John Williams  - 
 05 -  Theme From Love Story  - Francis Lai  - 
 06 -  The Beginning  - Nikos Ignatiadis  - 
 07 -  The Emigrant  - Flairck  - 
 08 -  Tales Of The Cave  - Hans Visser  - 
 09 -  Concierto De Aranjuez  - Jan Akkerman & Claus Ogerman  - 
 10 -  Nostalgia  - Francis Goya  - 
 11 -  Il Silenzio  - Nini Rosso  - 
 12 -  Canzone  - Han De Vries  - 
 13 -  Rondo Russo  - Berdien Stenberg  - 
 14 -  Ballade Pour Adeline  - Richard Clayderman  - 
 15 -  Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden  - Hans Van Eyck  - 
 
Magic Moments - Cd 2
 01 -  Eline  - Tol & Tol  - 
 02 -  Maladie D'amour  - Robert Strating  - 
 03 -  Flowers For A Lady  - Laurens Van Rooyen  - 
 04 -  The Sting  - The Ragtimers  - 
 05 -  Seresta  - Rosenberg Trio  - 
 06 -  Petit Fleur  - Fausto Papetti  - 
 07 -  Alter Ego  - Harry Sacksioni  - 
 08 -  The Gentle Rain  - Toots Thielemans  - 
 09 -  Boulevard Of Broken Dreams  - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams  - 
 10 -  Theme From Elvera Madigan  - Caravelli  - 
 11 -  Serenade Van Toselli  - Maastricht Salon Orkest  - 
 12 -  The Thornbirds Theme  - Henry Mancini  - 
 13 -  Nadia's Theme  - Vladimir Cosma  - 
 14 -  Introspection  - Thijs Van Leer  - 
 15 -  Eternity Melody  - Eric Bachmann Orchestra  - 
 

Axel Stordahl 
Guitars Around the World * 1962
 
 01 -  Lady of Spain  - 
 02 -  Vaya Con Dios  - 
 03 -  Never on Sunday  - 
 04 -  Sayonara  - 
 05 -  Russian Lullaby  - 
 06 -  Lonesome Road Blues  - 
 07 -  Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)  - 
 08 -  Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)  - 
 09 -  Greensleeves  - 
 10 -  April in Portugal  - 
 11 -  Lovely Hula Hands  - 
 12 -  Astro Guitar  - 

Andre Kostelanetz 
The Spectacular Sound Of John Philip Sousa
The Thunderer 
 
Year:
1965
 
Tracklist
The Thunderer 3:08
Liberty Bell 3:19
El Capitan 2:41
Semper Fidelis 2:48
Hands Across The Sea 2:18
Stars And Stripes Forever 3:31
King Cotton 2:58
Fairest Of The Fair 2:28
Crusader March 3:38
Our Flirtations 2:45
High School Cadets 2:37
Washington Post March 2:38

Lawrence Welk His Singers and Orchestra 
To America With Love     
Vinyl LP Ranwood R15006
 
 01 -  To America, With Love  - 
 02 -  This Is A Great Country  - 
 03 -  Flame Of Freedom  - 
 04 -  You're A Lucky Fellow Mr. Smith  - 
 05 -  This Is My Country  - 
 06 -  Let's Make America What It Used To Be  - 
 07 -  America The Beautiful  - 
 08 -  Thank You America  - 
 09 -  Prayer For Peace  - 
 10 -  Your Land And My Land  -

Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra 
Great Songs From Motion Pictures (1961)
 
 01 -  Love Is Here To Stay  - 
 02 -  Thanks For The Memory / Two Sleepy People  - 
 03 -  Over The Rainbow  - 
 04 -  Chattanooga Choo Choo / I Know Why  - 
 05 -  How About You  - 
 06 -  The Last Time I Saw Paris  - 
 07 -  At Last / Tangerine  - 
 08 -  I Remember You  - 
 09 -  Sleepy Lagoon  - 
 10 -  Star Eyes  - 
 11 -  Long Ago And Far Away / Awinging On A Star  - 
 12 -  The Boy Next Door  - 

Red Skelton 
Conducts Music from The Heart
 
 1 -  Spring Day  - 
 2 -  Now She's Eighteen  - 
 3 -  Montmartre  - 
 4 -  Sorrento Sunset  - 
 5 -   Daydream At Night  - 
 6 -  Women Of Athens  - 
 7 -  Steel Drum Serenade  - 
 8 -  Cybele  - 
 9 -  Lachayim  - 
 10 -  Angelina  - 
 11 -   Au Contraire  - 
 12 -  Red's, Whie & Blue March  - 

DICK SCHORY
SUPERCUSSION
1963
 
'm being sarcastic here, but a bold, glaringly dazzling and blazingly catchy album title such as Supercussion must be the holy grail for Exotica or Space-Age lovers who favor vividly oscillating percussion aortas in their music, right? That is what the Chicago-based percussionmeister Dick Schory (born 1931) promises with this particular title and all of his other major works that display the prospect of great percussion sequences in their titles. Supercussion is a big budget artifact of 12 tracks which were recorded in 1963 at the Ochestra Hall in Chicago and flacked by producer and percussion expert Marty Gold.
 
 
 
I really do not want to spoil the pleasant anticipation of those readers who do not know this album yet, but I feel the need to at least give a little hint in this review's opening paragraph: the percussion instruments are not the real stars – despite the title – of this album. This status should be dedicated to the prominent inclusion of various mallet instruments such as vibraphones, marimbas and orchestra bells. These are included in each and every of the eleven renditions and the one unique track handed out by Dick Schory himself. No orchestra strings are included, only a few scattered harps and guitars, for Supercussion is a big band album at its core, Schory relies heavily on brass instruments but does not shy away from the inclusion of alto flutes, the latter of which boost the exotic flavor of the album quite a bit. Percussion-wise, the arrangements comprise mostly timpani and other classic drums, but there are bongos and congas on there as well. With an album that is titled Supercussion, these percussion instruments are whimsical. When they are skillfully played though, they can camouflage the lack of variety, can't they? Let's see how things turn out on each of the 12 songs.
 
 
 
I don’t know, but I have always interpreted Billy Strayhorn’s Take The ‘A’ Train as a friendly demand, and why not, the upbeat catchiness of this classic surely suggests such a cordial mandamus. Dick Schory’s Percussion Pops Orchestra does this tune justice, although in an entirely different way, for the tempo is notably sleazy and laid-back, but this perforated, hole-traversed structure allows an interesting interplay between the warmhearted brass blasts, the Crime Jazz-evoking frostiness of the vibes and the thunderous pompousness of the timpani. Even glistening orchestra bells and mellow marimbas made it onto this version, and that’s not all, for the percussion aorta is especially important: the bongos and congas burst in adjacency to the sun-soaked rhythm guitar and the sweeping hi-hats and cymbals. The melody is rather jumpy, different horns and mallet instruments are continuously replaced and adjusted. Take The ‘A’ Train does still feel cohesive and orderly. Though the catchiness of the theme is decidedly perturbed by this stylistic particularity, the bongos are allowed to shine all the more, the reverberation of the vibe and their gelid decay fade away magnificently after every note, the stereo stage is delicately wide whereas the arrangement displays plasticity.
 
 
 
A good kick-off that is followed by a jazzy rendition of Juan Tizol’s, Ervin Drake’s and Hans Lengsfelder’s Perdido. Of particular note are the archetypically wave-like double bass cascades, soothing alto flutes and a technicolor polyphony of a vibraphone coupled with a marimba, the latter of which spirals heavily in front of accentuating silky big band horns. Perdido underwhelms in the end, for it lacks the promised focus on percussion, a problem it shares with Bronislau Kaper’s and Ned Washington’s On Green Dolphin Street, which is still a much greater take thanks to the snugly sunlit warmth and a paradisiac aura. Mesmeric flute tones induce huge amounts of carefreeness, the echoes of the golden-shimmering marimba are almost seducing and the flamboyant twangs of the guitar astonishingly dynamic yet euphonious. The brass section is omnipresent and resides in classic Jazz climes, but I cannot help it, On Green Dolphin Street feels exotic, even more so since it shares many ingredients and places the essential ones in the spotlight.
 
 
 
Milton Davenport’s Nomad is less known in Exotica circles, but that does not prevent Dick Schory’s fast-paced try from being successful. The tension is definitely revved up: what starts distantly Oriental with shawm-like oscillations of a muted trumpet and admixed wondrously diffuse vibraphone tones that lack the usual glitz turns into a bongo- and classic drum-backed Jazz theme with mellifluous flutes and a welcome amount of short percussion solos. Especially the luminescence of the scintillating backing vibraphones is outright spellbinding and a greatly soothing counterpoint to the vivid brass entanglement. In short, Nomad does not necessarily do the album title justice, but its percussive layers are still boldly in place. Johnny Mercer’s eternal Autumn Leaves is next and is undoubtedly the mellowest offering of side A. The glissando of the alto flutes is languorous, the plinking sparkles of the vibraphone are mystifying and the impetus of the brass instruments is fittingly reduced. It may be the most melancholic song of the album, but its downtempo construction offers a nice change of pace. Dick Schory delivers a transfiguring prospect of autumnal nostalgia which consists of manifold exotic slivers.
 
 
 
Closing side A is Harold Weeks’s and Oliver Wallace’s faux-Middle Eastern Hindustan, presented in an eminently dualistic version here. Launching with the stereotyped alto flute tone that display the danger-evoking mystique of a desert town perturbed by sizzling-hot mirages, the cymbal-laden prelude then leads to a big band outing full of fulminant horn eruptions, whirling marimba droplets and their vibraphone foils in higher regions as well as ebbing and flowing double bass accompaniments. The instrumental ends as it began, with a final inclusion of Oriental flute tones.
 
 
 
Jerry Gray's A String Of Pearls opens side B and continues the fusion of exotified big band-oriented Jazz. Dick Schory and his orchestra deliver more of the same brass injections or so it seems, for this arrangement arrangement is actually quite a bit different due to the rather prominent inclusion of a piano which underlines the coruscating brass ensemble quite well. The marimba is once again on board as well, but it does not boost the exotic feeling, for this song is unfortunately rooted in a Saturday night setting due to the evocative horns. Up next is Dick Schory's very own Shimboo which he co-wrote with Bobby Christian. This is another brassy spy concoction, but its short sections are pure gold, either featuring enchanting flutes, twinkling vibes or cool snare drums. Since it is a composition specifically written for this album, it has an exclusive aura, and is even exotic enough to ennoble a bachelor's evening.
 
 
 
Stompin' At The Savoy follows, a Lounge-fueled mélange originally written by the quartet of Andy Razaf, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar Sampson, and yes, the first minute evokes that great afternoon feeling that lets one wish for a hammock in order to relax properly. The smashing trumpets and trombones shatter the dreamlike state, and one their reign is overcome, Schory fathoms out the cozier realms again with resplendent vibes and soothing flutes. If those pesky horns were not included, this would have been a gorgeous renditions; the orchestra leader was this close!
 
 
 
The comical-dusky Bijou by Ralph Burns follows, and its signature ingredient is prominently showcased right from the get-go. Great bongos and drums kindle the savage aspects, while a flute-vibe couple enthralls the listener. So far, so great. But there are stylistic flaws that make this tune feel like an imbalanced hodgepodge. While the staccato horns and screeching flutes at the beginning are markers of a comic relief, the second half is loaded with Latinized horns and a hot-blooded atmosphere that clashes horribly with the sparkling tipsiness. And then there's the mentioned cozy middle part. This tune is a labyrinthine mess, I'm sorry to say.
 
 
 
The next song is a treat though, written by trumpeter Mike Simpson who brought us the harpsichord-heavy field recording-focusedSouth African pre-Funk Exotica gem called Jungle Odyssey (1966). His tune The Brush Off turns out to be great in the hands of Dick Schory, for it is again decidedly jazzy. The strong focus on the percussive side of things, however, turns out to be its biggest boon, as is its sunny cheekiness in the form of marimba driblets, paradisiac flutes and staccato horns which are luckily not over the top. The following Krazy Kwilt is the second contribution by Bobby Christian and the final song overall. And it does end things with a bang and many successful particularities, for example its 3/4 time oompa rhythm, a huge dose of thunderous timpani, cascading harp riffs and a positively quirky marimba-flute melody in Yiddish style. A perceptible scent of madness lies in the aural air of this catchy tune. Huzzah!
 
 
 
Supercussion has the same problem many of its brethren have: the bold intertwining of the term Percussion in the title. In this regard, Dick Schory goes the extra mile of showmanship and forms a megalomaniac blending, at least that is the way I perceive it when I compare the title with the presented material. Depending on the good-natured dedication of the listener, one can only count one to three titles that live up to such a boasting title. Sad but true, the percussion is not the primary elemental force, and even if it were, it would be too commonplace and less exotic than I want it to be. Timpani are a poor arranger's bongos, and while they have their raison d'être in the Exotica genre, it is a lackluster effort to overtly rely on them in 1963. And what about other truly exotic percussion devices such as shells, lava stones, bamboo rods or the slightly more conventional claves? Forget 'em, pal!
 
 
 
Again, my criticism is only targeted at the false promise of the title, for the instrumental pool is refreshingly large and Dick Schory does an awful lot of things right. The focus on mallet instruments and convivial flutes turns out to be a splendid choice. Whenever these instruments appear, they balance the brass-heavy performance out and offer an exotic viewpoint through rose-tinted glasses. The sound quality is awesome, Supercussion is one of these albums where the stereo edition is a must. My favorites include On Green Dolphin Street, Take The ‘A’ Train, Autumn Leaves and Krazy Kwilt, but these four could be the tip of the iceberg for those listeners who favor big band arrangements. In this regard, Dick Schory delivers, especially so when he frees his presented material from the kitschy silk. The horns gleam and unleash a great source of heat. Should Exotica fans investigate? Since the album is available in a digital re-issue, I would advise anyone to pre-listen to it. The thing is that all the ingredients and textures that make the Exotica genre so great are on board (minus birdcalls), so there must be people who are much more positively affected by Dick Schory's work. Forget the title, concentrate on the music, and you will likely find some tunes that are worth your while.
 
 
 
Exotica Review 186: Dick Schory – Supercussion (1963).
 Originally published on Feb. 23, 2013 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 01  - Take the 'A' Train  -     
 02  - Perdido  -     
 03  - On Green Dolphin Street  -     
 04  - Nomad  -     
 05  - Autumn Leaves  -     
 06  - Hindustan  -     
 07  - A String of Pearls  -     
 08  - Shimboo  -     
 09  - Stompin' at The Savoy  -     
 10  - Bijou  -     
 11  - The Brush Off  -     
 12  - Krazy Quilt  -     

Marty Paich 
Jazz from Relaxation
 
 01 -  Dool's Blues  - 
 02 -  Jump for Me  - 
 03 -  There'll Never Be Another You  - 
 04 -  The Lamp Is Now  - 
 05 -  What's New  - 
 06 -  Theme from Lighthouse  - 
 07 -  Lullaby of the Leaves  - 
 08 -  I'll Remember April  - 

Bob Mersey 
Jazz From Great TV Shows
 
 1 -  Jazz Dramatic  - 
 2 -  Blue Sax  - 
 3 -  Club Cool  - 
 4 -  Fat Boy  - 
 5 -  Flutesville  - 
 6 -  Forever Frantic  - 
 7 -  Beatnik  - 
 8 -  Vibraphonics  - 
 9 -  Rock In The Rough  - 
 10 -  Jazz Club  - 
 11 -  Call Girl  - 
 12 -  High Spirits  - 

Living Jazz 
The Girl From Ipanema * 1964
 
 01 -  The Girl From Ipanema  - 
 02 -  Little Tracy  - 
 03 -  One Note Samba  - 
 04 -  Soft Winds  - 
 05 -  Samba De Orfeu  - 
 06 -  Desafinado  - 
 07 -  Willow Weep For Me  - 
 08 -  Bluesette  - 
 09 -  Gravy Waltz  - 
 10 -  Lullaby Of Birdland  - 

Girls! Girls! Girls! Volume 6
79:50      320 kb/sec
 
tracklist:
 
 
1. Kurt Edelhagen-If you knew Susie / 02:17
2. Alfred Hause-Für Elise / 03:11
3. Laurie Johnson-Once in love with Amy / 02:14
4. Hugo Montenegro-Girl you'll be a woman soon / 03:11
5. Norman Candler-Ciccolino / 02:11
6. Percy Faith-Our language of love (Irma la … / 02:54
7. Roberto Delgado-Mama Inez / 02:20
8. Nelson Riddle/101 Strings-Tina's Waltz / 02:32
9. 101 Strings- Jesusita en chihuahua / 02:00
10. Billy May-Girl talk / 02:49
11. Paul Mauriat-Angelica / 03:21
12. Vladimir Cosma-Nadia's theme / 02:42
13. Alan Tew-Rosie / 02:18
14. Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra-From Sarah with love / 03:52
15. Ray Conniff-Perfidia / 02:28
16. Francis Bay-Cherry / 03:18
17. Caravelli-Je reviens Fanny / 02:50
18. André Moss-Rosita / 03:15
19. Heinz Kretzschmar-Alice in Dixieland / 02:29
20. Malando-Catootje / 01:10
21. Helmut Zacharias-Caprifischer (Bella, Bella Donna Marie) / 03:01
22. Raymond Lefevre-Lady d'Arbanville / 02:44
23. Kai Warner-Madalena / 02:37
24. James Last-Lady Madonna / 02:19
25. Rogier van Otterloo-Irene / 03:25
26. Bert Kaempfert-Melina / 03:06
27. Werner Müller-Rosemarie / 02:31
28. Johnny Keating-Wives and lovers / 02:57
29. Stanley Black-Rosemary's baby / 02:37
 
compiled & restored by Joey Starr
 

The best disco in town!

Volume One

79:58         320 Kb/sec

 

tracklist:

 

1. Percy Faith - Summer Place '76 / 04:17

2. André Kostelanetz - Never can say goodbye / 02:33

3. LSO - Classic Rock Classics (Medley) / 03:07

4. Geoff Love - Y viva España / 04:19

5. Francis Moore - Don't go breaking my heart / 03:31

6. Franck Pourcel - Boogie wonderland / 03:16

7. Raymond Lefèvre - Lady Night / 03:13

8. James Last - Besame mucho / 04:29

9. Alfie Khan - If I were a carpenter / 04:02

10. MFSB - Love is the message / 06:36

11. Biddu - The summer knows / 03:43

12. Botticelli - D.I.S.C.O / 03:24

13. Les Reed - The best disco in town / 03:22

14. Günter Noris - Stayin' alive / 03:01

15. Caravelli - Born to be alive / 03:55

16. Cliff Carpenter - Gotta go home / 03:35

17. Berry Lipman - You're the one that I want / 02:32

18. Penny McLean - The lady bumps on B-Side / 04:20

19. Britney Spears (Instrumental) - Oops I did it again / 03:30

20. Paul Mauriat - I feel love / 03:25

21. Gary's Gang - Showtime (12' Version) / 05:14

 

compiled and restored by Joey Starr

HAPPY MUSIC
volume 7
 
                               
1.  Henry Mancini - 76 Trombones / 02:35
2.  Max Greger- Michaela / 02:09
3.  James Last - A Media Luz / 02:38
4.  André Moss - Rosita / 03:15
5.  Werner Müller - Hernando's Hideway / 02:09
6.  Alan Tew - O Sole Mio / 03:20
7.  Caravelli - Borsalino / 02:30
8.  Isaac Hayes - Café Regio's / 02:50
9.  The Carpenters - Flat Baroque / 01:48
10. Roberto Delgado - I Am / 02:25
11. Kenny King - Zambesi / 02:40
12. Bert Kaempfert - I can't give you anything (but my love) / 03:01
13. Michael Masser - Theme from "Mahogany" / 03:42
14. Hans Carste - Menuett / 02:07
15. Fats Domino - Song for Rosemary / 02:26
16. Laurie Johnson - Avengers / 02:16
17. Peter Nero - Speak softly love / 03:20
18. Michael Oldfield - Blue Peter / 02:06
19. Sakamoto Ryuichi - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence / 04:27
20. Shangri-La / 02:56
21. Save your kisses for me / 02:46
22. Dimitri Dourakine - Casatschok / 02:47
23. Mantovani - Some enchanted evening / 03:32
24. Geoff Love - The Hustle / 04:09
25. Les Reed - Black is black / 03:05
26. Bob Dylan - Wigwam / 03:06
27. Ray Davies & The Buttown Down Brass - Do You Know The Way To San José / 02:50
28. Jack Parnell - Eye Level / 02:21
 
 
compiled & restored by Joey Starr
 

Onderwerp: WEEK 28 - 2017

Datum: 13-08-2017

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week28-2017

Thanks for this week!

Datum: 09-07-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 28

Thank's Harry and all LL team for many new names this week
( for me new names ). I also like Great italian hits from RD collection of Mrs. Eliane.

Darko

Datum: 09-07-2017

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 28

Once again, thank you Harry and team for a wonderful selection of Easy Listening music. May I thank Eliane especially, for her Great Italian Hits disc from the RD Festival of International Hits. What a treat!

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