WEEK 46 - 2017

 

HiFi Stereo Festival
Volume XIII
79:52 - 320 Kb/sec
tracklisting
 
1. Werner Müller - I'm sitting on top of the World / 02:36
2. MFSB - Sunnin' and funnin' / 04:12
3. Arthur Greenslade - Casatschok (Life is a dance) / 02:32
4. Hugo Montenegro - All I have to do is dream / 02:03
5. Percy Faith - Amorada / 02:43
6. Peter Thomas - Nevertheless / 02:30
7. James Last - Herz und Seele / 02:42
8. Orquestra Serenata Tropical - Casino Royale / 02:25
9. Sid Ramin and his orchestra - The glory of love / 02:56
10. Norman Candler - All you get from love is a song / 02:36
11. Felix Slatkin - Meditation / 01:59
12. Percussion Unlimited - Camelot / 02:54
13. Laurie Johnson - There comes a time / 02:21
14. Marty Gold - Dry bones / 02:29
15. Harald Banter - Blick nie zurück (Should I) / 02:08
16. Nelson Riddle - Lamento / 02:59
17. Max Greger - Johnson rag / 02:56
18. Bert Kaempfert - The first waltz / 02:34
19. Norrie Paramor & The Midland Radio Orchestra - The floral dance / 02:41
20. The Robert Stigwood Orchestra - Holiday / 03:08
21. Red Skelton - Laugh! Clown! Laugh! / 02:38
22. Chet Atkins - Hot Toddy / 02:21
23. Reg Owen Orchestra - Manhattan spiritual / 02:42
24. Dick Schory - Runnin' wild / 02:31
25. Clebanoff - Our day will come / 02:26
26. Sydney Thompson - The very thought of you / 02:14
27. John Fox - When you're in love with a beautiful woman / 03:16
28. Ray McVay - Mahna Mahna / 02:50
29. Ferrante & Teicher - For the good times / 03:00
30. Peter Matz Orchestra - Thanks for the memory / 02:20

 The LoungeLegends
 Samba Extravaganza 2
 
 01  - Se Seeko Samba  -   Tony Evans  -   
 02  - Two Note Samba  -   Gary Blake and his Orchestra  -   
 03  - Viva La Samba  -   Rolf Hans Müller Orchester  -   
 04  - Pure Samba  -   Berry Lipman  -   
 05  - Sexy Samba  -   Günter Noris & Gala Big Band;  -   
 06  - Samba of my land  -   Clebanoff Orchestra  -   
 07  - Samba De Las Trompetas  -   Claude Blouin  -   
 08  - Little Black Samba  -   The Norman Petty Trio  -   
 09  - Samba Marita  -   Béla Sanders  -   
 10  - The Minute Samba  -   Percy Faith  -   
 11  - Tanze Samba mit mir  -   Roberto Delgado  -   
 12  - Brazil Samba  -   Andy Ross  -   
 13  - Sambalito rapido  -   Eric Bachmann  -   
 14  - La Samba Loca  -   Robert Wells  -   
 15  - Samba Cueca  -   Vladimir Cosma  -   
 16  - Samba Repicado  -   Frank Valdor  -   
 17  - Samba de Janeiro  -   Ambros Seelos  -   
 18  - Samba Pa Ti  -   Anthony Ventura  -   
 19  - The Clown's Samba  -   Al Korvin & Angel "Pocho" Gatti Orchestra  -   
 20  - Samba Time  -   Henry Arland  -   
 21  - Dynamic samba  -   Maurice Larcange  -   
 22  - Nao deixe o samba morrer  -   Paul Mauriat  -   
 23  - Sambamax  -   Max Greger  -   
 24  - Summernight Samba  -   The Strings Of Paris Orchestra  -   
 25  - Samba de tres notas   -   Frank Valdor  -   

Cliff Carpenter 
STEREO TANZPARTY 21
Love is in the Air
 
 1 -  Love is in the Air  - 
 2 -  Skateboard  - 
 3 -  Free me  - 
 4 -  Mull of Kintyre  - 
 5 -  I Can't Stand The Rain  - 
 6 -  Amada Mia, Amore Mio  - 
 7 -  Runaround Sue  - 
 8 -  Einsamer Hirte  - 
 9 -  Und dabei liebe ich euch beide  - 
 10 -  Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood  - 
 11 -  Schade, ich kann dich nicht lieben  - 
 12 -  It's A Heartache  - 

Paul Mauriat 
Paul Mauriat Vol. 18
 
 1 -  Un banco, un árbol, una calle (Un banc, un arbre, une rue)  - 
 2 -  El pillo (Le voyou)  - 
 3 -  El corazón es un gitano (Il cuore è uno zingaro)  - 
 4 -  Que sera (Che sara)  - 
 5 -  El adagio (L'adagio)  - 
 6 -  El sonido del silecio (The Sound Of Silence)  - 
 7 -  Tema de Romeo y Julieta (A Time For Us)  - 
 8 -  Cae la nieve (Tombe la neige)  - 
 9 -  Que mi nombre te traiga tristeza (Let My Name Be Sorrow)  - 
 10 -  Los paraguas de Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg)  - 
 11 -  El sol llena los ojos (Du soleil plein les yeux)  - 
 12 -  13 días en France (13 jours en France)  - 

The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds 
Music For Soulful Lovers
 
 1 -  Soulful Love  - 
 2 -  I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby  - 
 3 -  Break Up To Make Up  - 
 4 -  You Are The Sunshine Of My Life  - 
 5 -  Neither One Of Us  - 
 6 -  Pillow Talk  - 
 7 -  Killing Me Softly With His Song  - 
 8 -  If You Don't Know me By Now  - 
 9 -  Loving You Hurts So Bad  - 
 10 -  Call Me (Come Back Home)  - 
 11 -  Stay With Me  - 
 

Mystic Moods Orchestra 
Extensions
 
 01 -  California Dreamin'  - 
 02 -  Nothing On My Mind - Moments A  - 
 03 -  The Last Thing On My Mind  - 
 04 -  If You Must Leave My Life  - 
 05 -  Norwegian Wood  - 
 06 -  MacArthur Park-
Yard Went On Forever - 
There's A good Earth Out Tonight - Theme.  - 
 07 -  Bookends-
Old Friends-
Flowers Never Bend In The Rainfall.  - 
 08 -  Lalena  - 
 

PERFECT 40
 
RECORD 1
 01  El Condor Pasa
 02  What Now My Love
 03 Elisabeth-Serenade
 04 Endless Journey
 05 The House of The Rising Sun
 06 The Pearl Fishers
 07 Granada
 08 Valencia
 09 Sekai Wa Futari No Tameni-R
 10 Lara's theme
 11 Who Are We
 12  The Breeze And I
 13 La Playa
 14 Happy Heart
 15 The Last Waltz
 16 Cu Cu Rru Cu Cu Paloma
 17 Der Rote Sarafan
 18 Stenka Rasin
 19 In  A Lonesome City
 20 A Man And A Woman
 
RECORD 2
 01 Moon River
 02 Around The World
 03 Yesterday
 04 My Sweet Lord
 05 Guantanamera
 06 Santa Lucia
 07  La Mer
 08 Barairo No Kumo
 09 Begin The Beguine
 10 (I Left My Heart) In San ...
 11 Jean
 12 Ballad Of The Easy Rider
 13 Aquarius 
 14 Frank Mills
 15  Let The Sunshine In
 16 Namida No Kawakumade-R
 17 Fly me to the moon
 18 Never on Sunday
 19 Greensleeves
 20 Strolling Through Gateshead
 

Various Artists 
Beste Melodien aus der 60er Jahren - 1/3
 
 1 -  A Whiter Shade Of Pale  - James Last  - 
 2 -  Music To Watch Girls By  - Roberto Delgado  - 
 3 -  And I Love Her  - Ricky King  - 
 4 -  Monday Monday  - Max Greger  - 
 5 -  A Man And A Woman  - Martin Böttcher  - 
 6 -  Sloop John B  - Hugo Strasser  - 
 7 -  Up Up And Away  - Kurt Edelhagen  - 
 8 -  The House Of The Rising Sun  - Alfred Hause  - 
 9 -  Those Were The Days  - Helmut Zacharias  - 
 10 -  You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'  - James Last  - 
 11 -  I Want To Hold Your Hand  - Klaus Wunderlich  - 
 12 -  San Francisco  - Anthony Ventura  - 
 13 -  Theme From A Summer Place  - Kai Warner  - 
 14 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You  - Paul Kuhn  - 
 15 -  The Happening  - Horst Jankowski  - 
 16 -  Something  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 17 -  Schwarzwaldfahrt  - Franz Lambert  - 
 18 -  A Man Without Love  - Franz Thon  - 
 19 -  Georgy Girl  - Peter Thomas  - 
 20 -  All You Need Is Love  - James Last  - 
 21 -  Il Silenzio  - Roy Etzel  - 
 22 -  Strangers In The Night  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 23 -  Love Is Blue  - Werner Müller  - 
 24 -  Je t'aime moi non plus  - Günter Noris  - 
 25 -  Wunderland bei Nacht  - Billy Vaughn  - 

101 Strings 
Around The World In 80 Melodies 
- World Traveller -
 
 1 -  Around The World In 80 Days  - 
 2 -  Come Fly With Me  - 
 3 -  Zorba The Greek  - 
 4 -  La Bamba  - 
 5 -  Spanish Eyes  - 
 6 -  That's Amore  - 
 7 -  New York, New York  - 
 8 -  La Mer (Beyond The Sea)  - 
 9 -  Brazil  - 
 10 -  Hawaiian War Chant  - 
 11 -  Yellow Bird  - 
 12 -  Calcutta  - 
 13 -  Vienna, City Of My Dreams  - 
 14 -  Waltzing Matilda  - 
 15 -  Greensleeves  - 
 16 -  Londonerry Air  - 
 17 -  Sunday In Seville  - 
 18 -  Swedish Rhapsody  - 
 19 -  Great Gate At Kiev  - 
 20 -  Song Of India  - 

 Paul Kuhn 
Big Band Sound for Swinging & Dancing
 
 01  - Trumpet Blues and Cantabile  -     
 02  - Skyliner  -     
 03  - Song of India  -     
 04  - Sentimental Journey  -     
 05  - Manana  -     
 06  - Jumpin'at the Woodside  -     
 07  - Mr. Anthony's Boogie  -     
 08  - Take the "A" Train  -     
 09  - Bonanza  -     
 10  - I'd Love ou To Want me  -     
 11  - Saturday Night  -     
 12  - Taka Takata  - 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 
Erich Kunzel 
Happy Trails
 
 1 -  Stampede  - 
 2 -  Theme from the Sons of Katie Elder  - 
 3 -  (Ghost) Riders in the Sky  - 
 4 -  Theme from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly  - 
 5 -  Prelude [From Duel in the Sun]  - 
 6 -  Buggy Ride [From Duel in the Sun]  - 
 7 -  Prelude [From Giant]  - 
 8 -  The Green Leaves of Summer [From the Alamo]  - 
 9 -  Theme from the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  - 
 10 -  Theme from Johnny Guitar  - 
 11 -  The Cowboys [From Sunset Boulevard]  - 
 12 -  Back in the Saddle Again  - 
 13 -  Cowboy Songs  - 
 14 -  Mule Train [From Mule Train]  - 
 15 -  Saloon Brawl  - 
 16 -  Theme from the Wild Bunch  - 
 17 -  Theme from Lonesome Dove  - 
 18 -  Theme from Oklahoma Crude  - 
 19 -  Authentic Steam Engine  - 
 20 -  Orange Blossom Special  - 
 21 -  Medley of TV Western Themes  - 
 22 -  Happy Trails  - 
 

Jano Morales 
Trompeten Party
 
 1 -  The More I See You; Alpertism;  On A Slowboat to China  - 
 2 -  On A Slowboat to China; Jealous Heart  - 
 3 -  Get Me To The Church In Time; Do-Re-Mi; Two Eyes Blue  - 
 4 -  I Only Want To Be With You; If I Were A Rich Man  - 
 5 -  Walk With Me; Wonderful Copenhagen  - 
 6 -  Careless Hands; Island In The Sun; Blueberry Hill  - 
 7 -  Joseph Joseph; Jackpot; Hello Dolly  - 
 8 -  Moon River; Vaya Con Dios  - 
 9 -  Five Minutes More; When I Take My Sugar to Tea; Georgy Girl  - 
 10 -  Where Or When; Till  - 
 11 -  Wouldn't It Be Loverly; Everybody Loves Somebody  - 
 12 -  There's No Business; Obrigado  - 

Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops 
100 Fiedler Favorites 7
 
 1 -  In The Mood  - 
 2 -  Eleanor Rigby  - 
 3 -  Stardust  - 
 4 -  Mack The Knife  - 
 5 -  Love Is Blue  - 
 6 -  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - 
 7 -  Love Me Tender  - 
 8 -  The Syncopated Clock  - 
 9 -  Laura  - 
 10 -  A Man And A Woman  - 
 11 -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
 12 -  The First Time I Saw Your Face  - 
 13 -  La Virgen De La Macarena  - 
 14 -  Moon River  - 
 15 -  Days Of Wine And Roses  - 
 16 -  Mame  - 
 17 -  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  - 
 18 -  You Are The Sunshine Of My Life  - 
 19 -  Jalousie  - 

 The Romantic Strings Orchestra 
Beautiful Melodies of Our Time [Disc 2]
 
MELODIES WITH A COUNTRY FLAVOUR
 01  - She Believes in Me  -     
 02  - Always on My Mind  -     
 03  - Shadows in the Moonlight  -     
 04  - Somewhere in My Broken Heart  -     
 05  - The Greatest Man I Never Knew  -     
 06  - God Bless the USA  -     
 07  - Crying  -     
 08  - Behind Closed Doors  -     
 09  - I Still Believe in You  -     
 10  - Grandpa  -
     
SOFT SOUNDS OF LOVE
 11  - Theme from Love Story  -     
 12  - She's Always a Woman  -     
 13  - I Don't Want to Talk About It  -     
 14  - Mandy  -     
 15  - Killing Me Softly  -     
 16  - It Was Almost Like a Song  -     
 17  - With You I'm Born Again  -     
 18  - We're All Alone  -     
 19  - Here You Come Again  -     
 20  - Don't Cry Out Loud  - 

Bill Black 
Bill Black's Combo Plays The Greatest Hits
 
 01 -  Listen To The Music  - 
 02 -  Killing Me Softly  - 
 03 -  Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree  - 
 04 -  Delta Dawn  - 
 05 -  The Entertainer  - 
 06 -  Midnight At The Oasis  - 
 07 -  Proud Mary  - 
 08 -  Satin Sheets  - 
 09 -  Cry  - 
 10 -  Alley Cat  - 

Don Tiare
and his Enchanting Violins 
Strings over Hawaii
 
 01 -  Blue Hawaii.  - 
 02 -   I'll be Thinking of You  - 
 03 -  Lovely Hula Girl  - 
 04 -  Sea Breeze  - 
 05 -  The Hawaiian Love Cal  - 
 06 -  Hawaiian Guitar  - 
 07 -  Hawaiian Wedding Song  - 
 08 -  Mapuana  - 
 09 -  Forevermore  - 
 10 -  Beyond the Rainbow  - 
 11 -  Silhouette Hula  - 
 12 -  Lilue Leahi Aloha  - 

André Rieu 
From Holland With Love
 
 1 -  Strauss & Co  - 
 2 -  During Thunder And Lightning  - 
 3 -  The Third Man  - 
 4 -  The Second Waltz  - 
 5 -  Come On Gypsy  - 
 6 -  Swallows From Austria  - 
 7 -  Song Of Vilja  - 
 8 -  The Life Of Artists  - 
 9 -  Persian March  - 
 10 -  The White Horse Inn  - 
 11 -  Vienna, Vienna Just You  - 
 12 -  Today Angels Come To Vienna On Holiday  - 
 13 -  My Mother Was Viennese  - 
 14 -  Roses From The South  - 

Jack Saunders Orchestra 
Mike Todd's Broadway
 
 01 -  Opening_ My Object All Sublime   - 
 02 -  It Wouldn't Be Love  - 
 03 -  In My Memories  - 
 04 -  The Girl On The Police Gazette  - 
 05 -  I Love You  - 
 06 -  Gondola Song - Fireworks Polka  - 
 07 -  Lucky in the Rain  - 
 08 -  Close As Pages In A Book  - 
 09 -  Stay With The Happy People - Violins From Nowhere  - 
 10 -  Could It Be You  - 
 11 -  Finale_Away Out West, Around The World  - 

Hymie Shertzer  & All Star Sax Section 
Os Saxofonistas de Benny Goodmann em Hi-Fi
 
 01 -  Let's Dance  - 
 02 -  Sometimes I'm Happy  - 
 03 -  Stealin' Apples  - 
 04 -  It's Been So Long  - 
 05 -  The Glory of Love  - 
 06 -  I've Found a New Baby  - 
 07 -  Goody Goody  - 
 08 -  Stopin' at The Savoy  - 
 09 -  Always  - 
 10 -  Riffin' at The Ritz  - 
 11 -  You Turnde The Tables on Me   - 
 12 -  Just For Fun  - 

Lawrence Welk 
Featuring Myron Floren 
Polkas With Lawrence Welk 
 
 01 -  Tic Toc Polka  - 
 02 -  Helena Polka  - 
 03 -  Hot Foot Polka  - 
 04 -  Hoop Dee Doo Polka  - 
 05 -  The Kit Kat Polka  - 
 06 -  The American Patrol Polka  - 
 07 -  Just Because  - 
 08 -  Dakota Polka  - 
 09 -  Springtime Polka  - 
 10 -  Achtung Los  - 
 11 -  Dancing Fingers  - 
 12 -  The Thunderer Polka  - 
 

Boston Pops Orchestra 
JOHN WILLIAMS
Music for the Stage and Screen
 
 01 -  Morning on the Ranch  - 
 02 -  The Gift  - 
 03 -  Dream March  - 
 04 -  Circus March  - 
 05 -  Walk to the Bunkhouse  - 
 06 -  Grandfather's Tale  - 
 07 -  Happy Ending  - 
 08 -  Theme  - 
 09 -  Cua Viet River, Vietnam 1968  - 
 10 -  Massapequa...The Early Days  - 
 11 -  Quiet City for strings, trumpet and english horn  - 
 12 -  The Reivers  - 
 

Arthur Greenslade & The Hollywood Pops 
Fiddler On The Roof     
Vinyl LP Capitol QL-6765
 
 01 -   If I Were A Rich Man  - The Hollywood Pops Orchestra  - 
 02 -  Matchmaker  - The Hollywood Pops Orchestra  - 
 03 -  Tradition  - The Hollywood Pops Orchestra  - 
 04 -  Sunrise, Sunset  - The Hollywood Pops Orchestra  - 
 05 -  Fiddler On The Roof  - The Hollywood Pops Orchestra  - 
 06 -  Theme from Summer Of '42  - 101 Strings  - 
 07 -  Theme from Romeo And Juliet  - Al De Lory  - 
 08 -  Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago  - 101 Strings  - 
 09 -  Love Theme from Elvira Madigan  - The Sounds Of Our Times  - 
 10 -  Jean  - 101 Strings  - 
 

The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra And Chorus 
The Unforgettable Years 9 
- Piano Moods -
 901 -  Ebb Tide  - 
 902 -  Autumn Leaves  - 
 903 -  Canadian Sunset  - 
 904 -  Alley Cat  - 
 905 -  Shangri-La  - 
 906 -  Arrivederci, Roma  - 
 907 -  The Girl From Ipanema  - 
 908 -  Deep Purple  - 
 909 -  Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)  - 
 910 -  Tenderly  - 
 911 -  Desafinado  - 
 912 -  Stardust  - 

Lucy Marlen 
Golden Sax Melodies
 
 01 -  Lili Marleen  - 
 02 -  Rennsteiglied  - 
 03 -  Wahre Freundschaft  - 
 04 -  Seemann adieu  - 
 05 -  Something Stupid.  - 
 06 -  Der Wind und das Meer  - 
 07 -  La Paloma  - 
 08 -  Serenata Di Montagna  - 
 09 -  Last Waltz  - 
 10 -  Im Hafen der Heimat  - 
 11 -  Santa Lucia  - 
 12 -  Bergbachmelodie  - 
 13 -  Mondlicht uber dem Hafen  - 

Freddy Quinn 
Ein Show-Konzert mit 
Bert Kaempfert und seinem Orchester 
und Gästen
 
 1 -  Heimweh - Du musst alles vergessen - Hundert Mann und ein Befehl - Heimatlos - Der Junge von St. Pauli  - Freddy Quinn  - 
 2 -  Strangers In The Night  - Freddy Quinn  - 
 3 -  Tuxedo Junction  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 4 -  Take The A-Train  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 5 -  There's No Business Like Show Business  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 6 -  They Say It's Wonderful  - Freddy Quinn  - 
 7 -  True Love  - Freddy Quinn & Mary Roos  - 
 8 -  Das große Spiel  - Freddy Quinn & die Fischer-Chöre  - 
 9 -  In einem kühlen Grunde  - Freddy Quinn & die Fischer-Chöre  - 
 10 -  La barca de oro  - Freddy Quinn & Los Mariachis  - 
 11 -  Sag mir wo  - Freddy Quinn  - 
 12 -  Eine kleine Nachtmusik  - Okko, Lonzo, Berry, Chris & Django  - 
 13 -  Marie, ich komm zu dir  - Freddy Quinn  - 
 14 -  Cucurrucucu paloma  - Freddy Quinn  - 
 15 -  L-O-V-E - Danke schön  - Mary Roos, Freddy Quinn  - 

STANLEY BLACK
TROPICAL MOONLIGHT
1957
 
British multi-talent Stanley Black (1913–2002) is to this day one of the most prolific Exotica conductors and pianists. There, I said it. The problem is: this assertion is not necessarily true. It all depends on each listener's definition of the genre called Exotica. Exotic Percussion of 1961 remains Black's vivaciously texturized symphonic pinnacle, whereas the piano-driven Cuban Moonlight of 1958 is his dull monotonous misstep. The latter has a counterpart. A gorgeous foil. Tropical Moonlight is released on Decca Records in 1957 when the first humble creations of the melting pot called Exotica were works in progress. Stanley Black gathers a small unmentioned Latin combo around him on this release, presenting 14 wonderfully varied pieces – eleven of them dreamy, three of them dance-oriented and one original track written by Black himself – that all refer back to the moon-lit front cover which is indeed a truthful depiction of the music. The aura of the tropics and nightly beach sceneries are definitely perceptible in each track, and one can really sense that the combo is up for it.
 
 
What goes horribly wrong on the later Cuban Moonlight works all the better on Tropical Moonlight for two major reasons: firstly, the instrumental pool is decidedly widened. Stanley Black's piano is in the limelight, but splendidly – and regularly! – accompanied by glockenspiels, gossamer double bass strings, acoustic guitar twangs and a few exotic percussion instruments, namely bongos, congas, claves and maracas. The variety and versatility of the arrangements is secondly mirrored in the chosen song material. Tropical tunes are included, sure thing, but there are lots of perfectly commonplace Pop standards of the 40's and 50's which are aptly exotified. Don't expect birdcalls or overly esoteric instruments from far-away places, for Tropical Moonlight's roots are in the classic Jazz soil. The tropical moods are solely created via the dreamy interplay and entanglement of the instruments. Please read on and see why Tropical Moonlight puts the ashen Cuban Moonlight to shame.
 
 
Tropical Moonlight opens with an instant classic and an early foreshadowing artifact of the Exotica movement: Morton Gould’s Tropical – envisioned in 1948 as a piano piece as it is common today, but then transformed into a fully fleshed-out orchestra piece – is taken back to its roots with Stanley Black on the piano. The polyphony of the tercets are nocturnal and perfectly humid, with the additional glockenspiel and the aqueous Latin percussion injecting doses of esprit and uplifting moods. It is a pitch-perfect beginning of this LP and inherits the then latest Hawaiian fashion of loosened piano arrangements. The Kiss In Your Eyes follows. Originally written by Richard Heuberger and part of the operetta Der Opernball from 1898, it is Bing Crosby’s take of the musical film The Emperor Waltz from 1948 that eventually causes its inclusion on Stanley Black’s album. The dark rhythm melody on the piano is underwhelming, but the sparkling chords and the laid-back clicks of the claves boost the dreaminess and successfully point to the gradual nascency of the young Exotica genre.
 
 
While Nacio Herb Brown’s and Gordon Clifford’s Paradise is a blatant copy of the former arrangement due to Black’s meticulous attempt to maintain the moon-lit atmosphere and deviating the listener from noticing that he or she actually listened to two different tracks, it is Louis Guglielmi’s 1950 song Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White which changes the aura from moony to a positively coruscating chime- and glockenspiel-infused staccato piano piece. The sudden cowbells and incessant use of the drums make it surprisingly dynamic in the given context. The main melody on the piano might be sun-soaked and bright, but the other band members aptly place the afternoon atmosphere into the night.
 
 
Louis Wolfe Gilbert’s Two Silhouettes offers the next surprise: delicately clicking claves, a whisper-quiet acoustic guitar and double bass accents augment the phantasmagoria of this lush rendition, and Ernesto de Curtis’ Come Back To Sorrento is equally dreamy once it is stripped off its clichéd accordion baseframe in this incarnation; the claves are clicking again, Black’s deliberately easygoing and accessibly slow piano chords elongate the otherwise mercurial melody. An excellent version! Black ends side A with Angelo Apolonio’s Turista, the most effervescent and Latinized tune of the whole album with gorgeously euphonious chords, Brazilian shakers and frantic bongos. Was this song really recorded in the same session? It is bubbling and spluttering!
 
 
 
Side B opens with Raul Ferrão’s famous April In Portugal and pre-empts Stanley Black’s later counterpart LP Cuban Moonlight, although this tune is densely layered with monotonous acoustic guitar backings, fizzling maracas and iridescent piano droplets; it would not have been featured with the same arrangement-related features on the much more reduced Cuban foil. La Vie En Rose by composers Marguerite Monnot and Louis Guglielmi follows next and is indeed tropified by Black thanks to the clave aorta and the transfiguring piano chords. The silent backdrop is particularly noteworthy on this piece, for it expands the moony aura and frees the arrangement from the many dangerous kitsch traps this evergreen can cause in suboptimal settings. Black’s take works well and eliminates any trace of cliché.
 
 
While his take on Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba is exciting but ultimately failing due to the creepy, all too frosty entanglement of the high-region piano tones and the adjacent glockenspiels which prevent the magic to unfold, Alexander Borodin’s, George Forrest’s and Robert Wright’s Stranger In Paradise is a return to form, with the claves making a return in an otherwise strongly piano-focused piece. The enchanting soothingness and poeticized wondrousness is injected into each single note.
 
 
 
Atlantide (Sands Of Time) comes from Stanley Black’s own feather and harks back to the hectic blitheness of Turista. Warm jumpy piano chords play next to wonderfully hollow and omnipresent bongos and glistening shakers. The melody itself is not overly memorable, but the percussion layers compensate this little flaw with ease. The tempo itself is the biggest selling point and intersects through the dreaminess in a tasteful way. Auguste Richepin’s Mon Coeur Est Un Violon brings back the languorous aura with the most entrancing glockenspiel-related interplay between glissando and staccato of the whole LP. The dark piano is in constant dialog with this device, and it is here that the piano is inferior to another instrument for the first and definitely last time, as it is the carrying element in the closing track Neja Do Cabelo Duro by David Nasser and Rubens Soares despite the most uplifting inclusion of the acoustic guitar and the tropical percussion instruments. Stanley Black ends Tropical Moonlight with another celebratory, upbeat concoction that boosts the tropical heat of the night.
 
 
Stanley Black’s Tropical Moonlight is a wonderful album for those people who want strong tropical flavors and atmospheres in their music, but are not necessarily all too fond of the never-ending flood of man-made birdcalls or ever-shifting instruments. The compositions are the actual stars on this LP, the arrangements themselves are pretty basic and never too far off or spacey. And yet does Stanley Black open the gates when he intermixes a larger amount of instruments that are nowhere to be found on the follow-up Cuban Moonlight, at least not in these generous amounts; glockenspiels, claves, maracas, bongos, these devices do not only refer back to the tropical prospects as set by the title and front artwork, but aurally transform the moonlight and weave it into the soundscape as well. Cuban Moonlight is not only far more limited in its instrumental pool, it is naturally narrowed down to a specific theme: despite the same amount of 14 songs, they are all related to Cuba. There is nothing wrong with this focus, but the allusion and synesthetic taste of the term Tropical allow a broader range of compositions to be featured, even ones that are perfectly rooted in Western Jazz realms such as La Vie En Rose or Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White.
 
 
 
The – humble and less glaring – tropification of these tunes is an important side venue with the added boon of stripping the well-known clichés off these tunes. Eleven out of the 14 tracks offer perfectly laid-back, easygoing and balmy moon-lit scenarios, with three compositions being delightfully fast-paced and humid. While Tropical Moonlight does not reach the grandeur and pompousness of Stanley Black’s symphonic Exotica apex Exotic Percussion, it is the pianist’s next best thing when it is time to worship the exotic realms. The album is luckily available as a digital download at Amazon MP3 or iTunes, but alas, it is often coupled with the less than stellar Cuban Moonlight. Perversely enough, during the publishing date of this review, it is Cuban Moonlight that is separately available in several editions. Tropical Moonlight remains in it bundled state with its bad brother. But enough complaints. Tropical Moonlight is simply delicate and a great entry into the night-themed Exotica list of releases.
 
Exotica Review 173: Stanley Black – Tropical Moonlight (1957). 
Originally published on Jan. 26, 2013 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 01 -  Tropical  - 
 02 -  The Kiss In Your Eyes  - 
 03 -  Paradise  - 
 04 -  Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White  - 
 5 -  Two Silhouettes  - 
 06 -  Come Back To Sorrento  - 
 07 -  Turista  - 
 08 -  April In Portugal  - 
 09 -  La Vie En Rose  - 
 10 -  Jamaican Rumba  - 
 11 -  Stranger In Paradise  - 
 12 -  Atlantide (Sands Of Time)  - 
 13 -  Mon Coeur Est Un Violin  - 
 14 -  Neja Do Cabelo Duro  - 
 

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Quincy Jones 
Walking In Space
 
 01 -  Dead End  - 
 02 -  Walking In Space  - 
 03 -  Killer Joe  - 
 04 -  Love And Peace  - 
 05 -  I Never Told You  - 
 06 -  Oh Happy Day  - 

Billy May 
Curtain Call
 01 -  Juke Box Saturday Night  - 
 02 -  James Session  - 
 03 -  Flash  - 
 04 -  Tea For Two  - 
 05 -  In a Mellow Tone  - 
 06 -  In a Persian Market  - 
 07 -  Lover Come Back To Me1  - 
 08 -  At Last  - 
 09 -  Sophisticated Swing  - 
 10 -  All Too Soon  - 
 11 -  I'll Buy That Dream  - 
 12 -  I'm Here  - 
 13 -  Plymouth Rock  - 
 14 -  Struttin' with Some Barbeque  - 
 15 -  Nola  - 
 16 -  Coral Reef  - 
 17 -  Rose Room  - 
 18 -  Dream of You  - 
 19 -  Broadway  - 
 20 -  Benny Rides Again  - 

Don Lusher
The Don Lusher Big Band
 
 1 -  Cavatina  - 
 2 -  That's Living  - 
 3 -  I Loves You, Porgy  - 
 4 -  Blues in the Night  - 
 5 -  Send in the Clowns  - 
 6 -  Star Wars  - 
 7 -  Stardust  - 
 8 -  Toreador Song  - 
 9 -  D.L. Blues  - 
 10 -  Georgia  - 
 11 -  Gospel Singers  - 

Candlelight & Roses
Volume 4
 
320 kbs - 79:58 min
 
 
tracklist:
 
1. Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra - Kiss from a rose 04:37
2. Syd Dale - Blue eyes 02:51
3. Waldo de los Rios - Was ich dir sagen will 03:12
4. James Last - Hard to say I'm sorry 03:46
5. Hagen Galatis - I see your face before me 04:10
6. Franck Pourcel - Imagine 03:06
7. Anthony Ventura - Lady in red 04:13
8. John Fox - Don't give up on us 02:46
9. Ronnie Aldrich - Reunited 03:24
10. Norman Candler - You're a lady 02:42
11. Acker Bilk - Miss you nights 03:37
12. Manuel and the Music of the Mountains - Come closer to me  03:30
13. Andy Ross - Nice and easy does it 03:21
14. 101 Strings - The lady is a tramp 01:56
15. Mantovani - Out of my dreams 02:18
16. Les Baxter - Normandy 02:30
17. Nelson Riddle - Changing colors 02:28
18. Raymond Lefèvre - Vattene amore 04:11
19. Janu - La melodia 03:46
20. Max Greger - You are so beautiful 02:37
21. Bert Kaempfert - All for you 02:30
22. Walter Wanderley - Summer samba (So nice) 03:04
23. Roger Williams - I will wait for you 02:37
24. Cyril Stapleton - A countess from Hong Kong 03:00
25. Frank Chacksfield - You needed me 03:23
 
compiled & restored by Joey Starr

Candlelight & Roses
Volume 5
 
320 kbs - 79:48 min
 
 
tracklist:
 
1. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - The Music of the night / 04:49
2. Franck Pourcel - Feelings / 03:30
3. José Calvário & The London Symphony - Porto Covo / 03:48
4. Hagen Galatis - The greatest love of all / 03:54
5. Norman Candler - Love me tender / 02:33
6. Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra - Romantic nights / 04:00
7. Mantovani - When I need you / 02:26
8. Paul Mauriat - Soleado / 03:16
9. Percy Faith - Theme for young lovers / 02:35
10. Strings of Paris - Les mots d'amour / 03:01
11. Andre Kostelanetz - Love me with all your heart / 02:09
12. Pat Valentino - Escape / 03:30
13. Caravelli - Los olivos / 04:32
14. Bert Kaempfert - Wear a smile / 02:33
15. Nathan Williams - If / 02:30
16. Roberto Delgado - When the sun / 03:37
17. Dieter Reith & SWR Big Band - If you leave me now / 03:27
18. Hugo Strasser - Seasons in the sun / 03:08
19. Dick Bakker Orchestra - Eternal cycle / 02:38
20. James Last - Paradiesvogel / 03:25
21. John Fox - My special angel / 02:37
22. Ray Conniff - Love letters / 02:43
23. The Moonlight Moods Orchestra - Among my souvenirs / 03:08
24. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hopelessly devoted to you / 02:45
25. Ladi Geisler - Guitar Lullaby / 02:25
 
compiled & restored by Joey Starr

Candlelight and Roses
Volume #6
79:58 320 kbs
 
tracklist:
 
1. Percy Faith - A lover's concerto / 02:41
2. Hagen Galatis - Moon river / 03:15
3. Johnny Pearson Orchestra - What's another year / 02:58
4. Munich Symphonic Sound Orchestra - Wicked game / 04:06
5. Ronnie Aldrich - All by myself / 06:07
6. Mantovani - A time for us / 01:57
7. The London Symphony Orchestra - Without you / 03:53
8. Raymond Lefèvre -  I know him so well / 03:42
9. Pat Valentino - I just can't stop loving you / 03:31
10. Bert Kaempfert - Dream / 03:24
11. Ray Conniff - Someone to watch over me / 02:55
12. Caravelli - Guantanamera / 03:30
13. John Fox - When he shines / 02:28
14. Geoff Love - The breeze and I / 03:30
15. Frank Chacksfield - Over the rainbow / 03:34
16. Clebanoff Strings - La ronde / 03:06
17. Syd Dale - I hadn't anyone till you / 03:08
18. George Martin - Here, there and everywhere / 02:03
19. Floyd Cramer - Willow weep for me / 02:26
20. Laurie Johnson - On a clear day you can see forever / 02:15
21. Manuel and the Music of the Mountains - The song is you / 03:13
22. Gerhard Narholz - Waltzing / 02:08
23. Paul Mauriat - Je t'aime, je t'aime / 03:00
24. Dominique Chatelain - This melody / 04:08
25. Eric Bachmann - Liebe kommt leise / 02:28
 
compiled and restored by Joey Starr
 

Onderwerp: WEEK 46 - 2017

Datum: 31-12-2017

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week46-2017

Thanks for Fiedler Boxset Favorites!

Datum: 19-11-2017

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 46

Wow, guys, you make me feel so young! When I get older, losing my hair ... at 64 I can't catch up! Thank you all for your lovely music. And Ed, your mind is still as sharp as a tack. From a sultry Bangkok ...

Datum: 14-11-2017

Door: yasser85

Onderwerp: WEEK46

Keep up the good work!

Datum: 12-11-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 46

And Edilson .., thanks for the Lucy Marlen recording of fine tunes for saxophone...

Datum: 11-11-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 46

Many thanks to all for their musical contributions this week and for the entire past year!
Ed, from a cooling Tennessee

Datum: 11-11-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 46

And time marches on., soon we will be staring another year in the face and always wondering, just where does the time go??
Many greetings are due this week (as in all other weeks) to Gunther for Cliff Carpenter (whom I never seem to tire of). and it must be Harry posting Mystic Moods, for which I am grateful. The music from Cappy, Arthur Fiedler and others from Eliane. Fiddler by A.Greenslade sounds interesting. I always had a soft spot For the arrangements of Arthur Greenslade, and the super contributions of Edilson.
Eliane, your english is perfect, and your taste in music superb. Say hello to all the folks in Weerde. By the way Eliane, I am pushing 81, so 69 sounds really young...

Datum: 11-11-2017

Door: Etienne

Onderwerp: week 46

weer een week van grootse muziek. Elke week worden we overdonderd door een enorme waaier van fantastische muziek en elke week voel ik me blij dat ik deel mag uitmaken van deze grote LL familie. Harry en team, geweldig bedankt voor al jullie inzet elke week.
To my dear friend Ed from Tennessee I just can confirm that you write every week, we love both this music and Harry and his team. Great respect and gratitude. Sorry for my messy english but at 69 it becomes a little difficult. Greetings from a small town in Belgium, called Weerde

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