WEEK 04 - 2018

HiFi Stereo Festival
Volume XVI
79:40 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Esquivel - The third man theme / 02:23
2. Neville Hughes Orchestra - Right time of the night / 02:57
3. Norman Candler - I could have danced all night / 02:20
4. The Bob Crewe Generation - Let's hang on / 03:04
5. The Brass Ring - Little sea shells / 02:27
6. Augusto Algueró - Tango de Valentino / 01:03
7. John Fox - Here, there and everywhere / 02:37
8. Frank Chacksfield - Into each life, some rain must fall / 01:48
9. Edmundo Ros - La vie en rose / 02:01
10. Bela Sanders - Someone to watch over me / 02:31
11. Franck Pourcel - Le petit ballet / 02:53
12. The Cousins - Dansevise / 02:37
13. Percy Faith - Perfidia / 02:49
14. The Starborne Strings (Arthur Greenslade) - Dueling banjos / 02:17
15. Montana Orchestra - It's rough out here / 04:46
16. Ronnie Aldrich - It's impossible (Somos novios) / 03:41
17. Ted Heath - Dancing in the dark / 02:31
18. Gerhard Narholz - Pearls / 03:05
19. Marty Gold - Ramona / 02:12
20. Simon Park & His Orchestra - Make it like it was / 02:46
21. The Hollyridge Strings - Yesterday's gone / 02:21
22. John Gregory - Too beautiful to last / 03:00
23. The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra - I want to hold your hand / 02:28
24. Norrie Paramor - Forever in blue jeans / 02:22
25. Hugo Strasser - Black and White / 02:57
26. Leroy Holmes - Dolce far niente / 02:06
27. James Last - The morning after / 03:24
28. Horst Jankowski - Sing song / 03:00
29. Tony Hatch - For once in my life / 02:32
30. The Al Capps Orchestra - New world in the morning / 02:29

Undiscovered
 
 01 -  Einsamer Boy (Manfred Moch Trumpet)  - 
 02 -  Ich weiß, dass wir uns wiederseh´n; Elisabeth Serenade (medley)  - 
 03 -  Mein Herz hat ja gesagt (K.H. Luer-Sax)  - 
 04 -  Keine Angst-ich bin treu (Bobby Glasner - Sax)  - 
 05 -  Sag mir warum das Glück vergeht (Manfred Moch Trumpet)  - 
 06 -  Singen....  - 
 07 -  Warum du mich küssen willst (Bobby Glasner - Sax)  - 
 08 -  Ich weiß, dass wir uns wiederseh´n (K.H. Luer -Sax)  - 
 09 -  Geh mit mir den Weg nach Hause  - 
 10 -  Letkiss - Schwedenmädel (rare track -normally not on record)  - 
 11 -  Kommt ein Prinz  - 
 12 -  Maria komm  - 
 13 -  Eintönig klingt hell das Glöckchen  - 
 14 -  Drei rote Rosen blühn  - 
 15 -  Einsamer Boy (Piano version)  - 
 16 -  Danke Schön  - 
 

Max Greger 
Sax-Appeal (1971)
 
 01 -  Barcarole  - 
 02 -  Rosetta  - 
 03 -  Hot Love  - 
 04 -  Proud Mary  - 
 05 -  Estrellita  - 
 06 -  Candida  - 
 07 -  The Pushbike Song  - 
 08 -  What Is Life  - 
 09 -  Can't Help Falling In Love  - 
 10 -  Hey Tonight  - 
 11 -  Something  - 
 12 -  Night Train  - 
 

Various Artists 
Music For The Jet Set
 
 01 -  April In Paris  - Gloria Lynne  - 
 02 -  On A Little Street In Singapore  - Harry Zimmerman  - 
 03 -  Maori Flea  - Arthur Lyman  - 
 04 -  Catriburium Na Batacuda  - Carnival in Rio  - 
 05 -  It Happened In Monterrey  - Bob Florence  - 
 06 -  Bermuda  - Troy Walker  - 
 07 -  Prelude A La Cha Cha Cha  - Woody Herman with Charlie Byrd  - 
 08 -  The Third Man Theme  - Anton Karas & His Two Rudis  - 
 09 -  Vaya Con Dios  - Harry Zimmerman  - 
 10 -  Mosaico Andaluz  - Bernabé de Morón  - 
 11 -  Bali Ha'i  - Gloria Lynne  - 
 12 -  Aiylong  - Soubri Moulin & His African Beats  - 
 13 -  China Nights Mambo  - Jack Bongo Burger  - 
 14 -  C'est Si Bon  - Ray Ventura Singers  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
Stereo Tanzparty 19
Barfuß durch den Sommer
 
 1 -  Ma Baker  - 
 2 -  Papa trinkt Bier  - 
 3 -  Laß mich doch raus aus meiner Jacke  - 
 4 -  It's Your Life  - 
 5 -  Ein Adler kann nicht fliegen  - 
 6 -  Lucille  - 
 7 -  Yes Sir, I Can Boogie  - 
 8 -  Paris Flic Flac  - 
 9 -  Some Broken Hearts Never Mend  - 
 10 -  Ein ganz normaler Tag  - 
 11 -  Zieh mit dem Wind  - 
 12 -  Barfuß durch den Sommer  - 
 

DIE BIG BAND DER BUNDESWEHR

Big Band History (1971 - 1991)
 
 1 -  A Banda  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 2 -  Dolannes Melodie  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 3 -  Rock'n Roll Forever  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 4 -  Mitternachtsblues  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 5 -  A Taste Of Honey  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 6 -  Il silenzio  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 7 -  Popcorn  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 8 -  Amazing Grace  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 9 -  El Bimbo  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 10 -  Auf Wiedersehen  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 11 -  Half A Minute  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 12 -  Just A Gigolo  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 13 -  In The Mood - Bei mir biste schön - Moonlight Serenade - American Patrol - Sing, Sing, Sing  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 14 -  Dancing In The Street  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 15 -  Blende auf - La Le Lu - Im Café de la Paix - Tipitipitipso - Mäckie Boogie  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 16 -  I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 17 -  Willkommen - Money, Money - Maybe This Time - Cabaret  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 18 -  We Are The World  - Heinz Schiffer & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 
Big Band History (1991 - 2008)
 1 -  Good News  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 2 -  Fliegermarsch  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 3 -  Theme ''Dr. No'' - Diamonds Are Forever - Nobody Does It Better - For Your Eyes Only  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 4 -  Goody, Goody  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 5 -  Rondo alla Turca - Maigret valse - Tanzende Finger  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 6 -  Pata Pata  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 7 -  Lili Marleen  - Robert Kuckertz & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 8 -  Mr. Toads Wild Ride  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 9 -  Sweet Lucy  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 10 -  One Day I'll Fly Away  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 11 -  It's Raining Men  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 12 -  Concierto de Aranjuez  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 13 -  Conga  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 14 -  Right About Now  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 15 -  Up Where We Belong  - Michael Euler & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 
Big Band History (2008 - 2014)
 1 -  Awakening  - Christoph Lieder & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 2 -  Count Bubba  - Christoph Lieder & Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 3 -  Lord Of The Dance - Lament - Riverdance  - Christoph Lieder & Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 4 -  Tico Tico  - Christoph Lieder & Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 5 -  Route 66  - Christoph Lieder & Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 6 -  You'll Be In My Heart  - Christoph Lieder & Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 7 -  Einsteigen  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 8 -  Soul Bossa Nova  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 9 -  You Raise Me Up  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 10 -  I Who Have Nothing  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 11 -  Get The Party Started  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 12 -  Waltzing Matilda  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 13 -  Please Come Home For Christmas  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 14 -  Get It On  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 15 -  Bridge Over Troubled Water  - Christian Weiper & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 

The Longines Symphonette 
Brass Voices 2
 
 201 -  Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy  - 
 202 -  Will You Love Me Tomorrow  - 
 203 -  Crimson And Clover  - 
 204 -  This Magic Moment  - 
 205 -  Spinning Wheel  - 
 206 -  Leavin' On A Jet Plane  - 
 207 -  Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted  - 
 208 -  Baby, Don't Get Hooked On My  - 
 209 -  Oh, Happy Day  - 
 210 -  Roll Over, Beethoven  - 

The 101 Strings Orchestra 
The Soul of Spain 2
 
 01 -  Malaguena  - 
 02 -  Domingo en Seville  - 
 03 -  Espana  - 
 04 -  Macarenas  - 
 05 -  La Violetera  - 
 06 -  Espana cani  - 
 07 -  Granada  - 
 08 -  El relicario  - 
 

Wesley Taylor 
The Most Beautiful Guitar Music Ever - Vol. 3
 
 1 -  Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring  - 
 2 -  Adelita  - 
 3 -  Greensleeves  - 
 4 -  Allegro  - 
 5 -  Morning  - 
 6 -  Andantino  - 
 7 -  Romance  - 
 8 -  Andantino  - 
 9 -  Sarabande  - 
 10 -  Canarios  - 
 11 -  Study In Em  - 
 12 -  Lagrima  - 
 13 -  Study In No5  - 
 14 -  Melancholy Galliard  - 
 15 -  Study In No 6  - 
 16 -  Pavanas  - 

Les and Larry Elgart 
Bridge Over Troubled Water
 01 -  Walking Through The Country  - 
 02 -  Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head  - 
 03 -  Arizona  - 
 04 -  Bridge Over Troubled Water  - 
 05 -  Honey Come Back  - 
 06 -  Leaving On A Jet Plane  - 
 07 -  Rag Mama Rag  - 
 08 -  If I Were A Carpenter  - 
 09 -  Come And Get It  - 
 10 -  Instant Karma  - 
 11 -  Kentucky Rain  - 
 12 -  Tequila  - 

Jean Paques 
Doucement 
 
 01 -  Sweet Melody  - 
 02 -  Quand Refleuriront Les Lilas Blancs  - 
 03 -  Parlez-Moi d'Amour  - 
 04 -  Sans Savoir  - 
 05 -  Chez Moi  - 
 06 -  Ce N'Est Que Votre Main, Madame  - 
 07 -  Who  - 
 08 -  I'm Near You  - 
 09 -  Song of Songs  - 
 10 -  With a Song In My Heart  - 
 11 -  Ain't She Sweet  - 
 12 -  Sweet Melody  - 

Marc Reift Orchestra 
 Hot !
 
 01 -  Hot Samba  - 
 02 -  Hot Jive  - 
 03 -  Hot Mambo  - 
 04 -  Hot Merenque  - 
 05 -  Hot Rock  - 
 06 -  Hot Tango  - 
 07 -  Hot Boogie  - 
 08 -  Hot Blues  - 
 09 -  Hot Quickstep  - 
 10 -  Hot Cha Cha  - 
 11 -  Hot Twist  - 
 12 -  Hot Rumba  - 
 13 -  Hot Foxtrot  - 
 14 -  Hot Paso Doble  - 
ALL SONGS COMPOSED BY GÜNTER NORIS

Wolff Hartmann Und Sein Gala Sound Orchestra 
 Wonderful Dancing
 
 01 -  Cheek To Cheek (Foxtrot)  - 
 02 -  Dornenvoegel (Wiener Waltzer)  - 
 03 -  How Do You Keep The Music Playing (Rumba)  - 
 04 -  It's Wonderful (Quickstep)  - 
 05 -  Lady Love (Samba)  - 
 06 -  Loco in Acapulco (Cha Cha Cha)  - 
 07 -  Sing (Slow Foxtrot)  - 
 08 -  Tango Rio Taro (Tango)  - 
 09 -  Wake Me Up Before You Go (Jive)  - 
 10 -  With You I'm Born Again (Langsamer Waltzer)  - 
 

Chris Gorman 
At The Movies
 
  -  01. Once Upon a Time In The West  - 
  -  02. Hello Dolly  - 
  -  03. The Pink Panther  - 
  -  04. Singin' In The Rain  - 
  -  05. The Entertainer  - 
  -  06. Le Temps Est Bon  - 
  -  07. Cantina Bar  - 
  -  08. The Third Man  - 
  -  09. Borsalino  - 
  -  10. Emmanuelle  - 
  -  11. La Pente Douce  - 
  -  12. True Blue Heart  - 

Bronn Journey 
Harp For Baby
 
 01 -  The Homecoming  - 
 02 -  When You Wish Upon a Star  - 
 03 -  Brahm's Lullaby  - 
 04 -  Moon River  - 
 05 -  Longer  - 
 06 -  Canon in D  - 
 07 -  Fur Elise  - 
 08 -  Greensleeves  - 
 09 -  Amazing Grace  - 
 10 -  The Long and Winding Road  - 
 11 -  Hymn - Be Still My Soul  - 
 12 -  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  - 
 13 -  All The Way  - 

André Rieu 
In Concert
 
 1 -  Frühlingsstimmenwalzer  - 
 2 -  Auf der Jagd  - 
 3 -  Gold und Silber  - 
 4 -  Marche militaire  - 
 5 -  Ave Maria  - 
 6 -  Bahn frei  - 
 7 -  Im Prater blühn wieder die Bäume  - 
 8 -  Kortjakje (Eine kleine Salonmusik)  - 
 9 -  Im Krapfenwaldl  - 
 10 -  Salomé  - 
 11 -  An der schönen blauen Donau  - 
 12 -  Feuerfest  - 
 13 -  The Last Rose  - 
 14 -  Circus Renz  - 
 15 -  Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier  - 
 16 -  Strauß & Co.  - 
 17 -  The Second Waltz  - 

The Romantic Strings Orchestra
In Tune With Nature: 
Nature's Most Popular Music Disc 4
 
 1 -  Indian Summer  - 
 2 -  Early Autumn  - 
 3 -  Autumn Nocturne  - 
 4 -  September in the Rain  - 
 5 -  Autumn Leaves  - 
 6 -  September Song  - 
 7 -  Shine On Harvest Moon  - 
 8 -  September Morn  - 
 9 -  Autumn Wind  - 
 10 -  Autumn in New York  - 
 11 -  Winter Wonderland  - 
 12 -  The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)  - 
 13 -  It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas  - 
 14 -  Skaters Waltz  - 
 15 -  Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  Let It Snow!  - 
 16 -  White Christmas  - 
 17 -  Winter World of Love  - 
 18 -  I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm  - 
 19 -  Snowfall  - 
 20 -  (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays  - 

 Ray Conniff 
Love Theme from "The Godfather"
 
 1  - Speak Softly Love [Love Theme from ''The Godfather'']  -     
 2  - Hurting Each Other  -     
 3  - A Horse With No Name  -     
 4  - I Need You  -     
 5  - Living in a House Divided  -     
 6  - Precious and Few  -     
 7  - Without You  -     
 8  - A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done  -     
 9  - The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)  -     
 10  - Theme from "Shaft"  -     
 11  - The Way of Love  -     
 

Terry Snyder & The All Stars 
Persuasive Percussion Volume 2
 
 1 -  Blue Is The Night  - 
 2 -  Blue Tango  - 
 3 -  Miami Beach Rhumba  - 
 4 -  Yours Is My Heart Alone  - 
 5 -  In A Persian Market  - 
 6 -  Mambo Jambo  - 
 7 -  Dearly Beloved  - 
 8 -  La Cucaracha  - 
 9 -  Rock-A-Bongo Boogie  - 
 10 -  Lady Of Spain  - 
 11 -  Out Of Nowhere  - 
 12 -  Brazil  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION 
Popular Music Hit Parade 1/9
 
BEST HITS OF TODAY
 101 -  Java  - Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Featuring The Bobcats  - 
 102 -  A Dreamer's Holiday (Vocal By Vic Damone)  - Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra  - 
 103 -  Winchester Cathedral  - Marty Paich, His Orchestra And Chorus  - 
 104 -  Music To Watch Girls By  - Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 105 -  Somewhere My Love (Vocal By Jo Stafford)  - Paul Weston And His Orchestra  - 
 106 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off You  - Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra  - 
 107 -  Georgy Girl  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 108 -  Strangers In The Night (Vocal By Bill Lee)  - Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 109 -  A Man And A Woman  - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 110 -  Up, Up And Away  - Marty Paich, His Orchestra And Chorus  - 
 111 -  A Day In The Life Of A Fool (Vocal By Vic Damone)  - Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra  - 
 112 -  Cabaret  - Ray Davies And His Button-Down Brass  - 

Arthur Fiedler
The Boston Pops 
Pops Roundup
 
 01 -  Pops Roundup  - 
 02 -  O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie  - 
 03 -  Red River Valley  - 
 04 -  Home On The Range  - 
 05 -  Whoopie-Ti-Yi-Yo  - 
 06 -  Tumbling Tumbleweeds  - 
 07 -  The Yellow Rose Of Texas  - 
 08 -  Wagon Wheels  - 
 09 -  Riders In The Sky  - 
 10 -  Cool Water  - 
 11 -  The Last Roundup  - 
 12 -  Pops Hoe-Down  - 
 13 -  Shenandoah [Bonus]  - 
 14 -  High Noon [Bonus]  - 
 15 -  Mexicali Rose [Bonus]  - 
 16 -  The Streets Of Laredo [Bonus]  - 
 17 -  Don't Fence Me In [Bonus]  - 
 18 -  Deep In The Heart Of Texas [Bonus]  - 

Various Artists 
Silver Strings [Disc 2]
 
 01 -  Mantovani - Theme From Moulin Rouge  - 
 02 -  Mantovani - Lonely Ballerina  - 
 03 -  Percy Faith - (La Mer) Beyond The Sea  - 
 04 -  Percy Faith - Long Ago & Far Away  - 
 05 -  Frank Chacksfield - Moon River  - 
 06 -  Frank Chacksfield - Singing In The Rain  - 
 07 -  Alec Gould - Yellow Bird  - 
 08 -  Alec Gould - Because Of You  - 
 09 -  London Concert Orchestra - Hernando's Hideaway  - 
 10 -  London Concert Orchestra - Misty  - 
 11 -  Tony Osborne - When You Wish Upon A Star  - 
 12 -  Tony Osborne - One Note Samba  - 
 13 -  Syd Dale - A Man and A woman  - 
 14 -  Syd Dale - All The Love In The World  - 
 15 -  Mantovani - Swedish Rhapsody  - 
 16 -  Mantovani - Wyoming  - 
 17 -  Alec Gould - Nuances  - 
 18 -  Alec Gould - Silver Street  - 
 19 -  Percy Faith - Dancing In The Dark  - 
 20 -  Percy Faith - Stardust  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION  
Tijuana - Fun With The Mexican Brass LP 1/5
 
MEXICAN BRASS
 101 -  Hello, Dolly!  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 102 -  The Click Song  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 103 -  So What's New  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 104 -  The Look Of Love  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 105 -  Brasilia  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 106 -  Marta  - Reg Guest And His Orchestra  - 
 
TIJUANA SHUFFLE
107 -  A Walk In The Black Forest  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 108 -  The Windmills Of Your Mind  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 109 -  Work Song  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 110 -  Theme From Zorba The Greek  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 111 -  If I Were A Carpenter  - Bill Walker, His Orchestra And Chorus  - 
 112 -  Casino Royale  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 

Werner Müller Orchester
Über Sieben Meere
 
 1 -  Rolling Home  - 
 2 -  Schiff In Fahrt  - 
 3 -  Helgoland-Lied  - 
 4 -  Schiff In Fahrt  - 
 5 -  Alle Segel Setzt  - 
 6 -  Farewell  - 
 7 -  Da Lacht Selbst Der Klabautermann  - 
 8 -  Down By The Riverside  - 
 9 -  Kari Waits For Me  - 
 10 -  Schiff In Fahrt  - 
 11 -  Señorita Dolores  - 
 12 -  Schiff Im Fahrt  - 
 13 -  Auf Dem Meer Blühn Keine Roten Rosen  - 
 14 -  Un Denn Segelt WI So Langsam Rund Kap Horn  - 
 15 -  Aloha Oe  - 
 16 -  What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor  - 
 17 -  Schiff Im Fahrt  - 
 18 -  Wir Lagen Vor Madagaskar  - 
 19 -  Einmal Noch Nach Bombay  - 
 20 -  Rolling Home  - 
 21 -  Good Bye, Fare You Well  - 

John Sidney 
Entertains - Piano 01
 
 01 -  Unforgettable  - 
 02 -  Jealousy  - 
 03 -  Memory  - 
 04 -  Begin the Beguine  - 
 05 -  Destiny Waltz  - 
 06 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 07 -  Yesterday  - 
 08 -  Stardust  - 
 09 -  Green Green Grass of Home  - 
 10 -  Moonlight Becomes You  - 
 11 -  Sunny Side of the Street  - 
 12 -  Lulu's Back in Town  - 
 13 -  The Very Thought of You  - 
 14 -  New York, New York  - 
 15 -  These Foolish Things  - 
 16 -  Ain't Misbehavin'  - 
 17 -  Moon River  - 
 18 -  Tea for Two  - 
 19 -  Medley 1: Always;Are You Lonesome Tonight; Diane  - 
 20 -  The Doll Dance  - 
 21 -  Strangers in the Night  - 
 22 -  Hello Dolly  - 
 23 -  Smile  - 
 24 -  I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter  - 

Arthur Lyman 
Leis Of Jazz
 
 When an artist or group delivers a lackluster and alienating album, this needn’t be interpreted as a disaster or utter disappointment in each and every case, for such works only drive you back to the much beloved preceding offerings that sparkle all the more in contrast to the unwanted change of formula. Such is the case with Arthur Lyman's Leis Of Jazz, an album of eleven renditions of Jazz classics and one unique composition.
 
 
Released in 1957 as the band's first proper album, it is comprising of pianist and backing mallet instrumentalist Alan Soares, bassist and flutist John Kramer, percussionist Harold Chang as well as vibraphone legend Arthur Lyman; it tries to cater to a different audience, mainly sophisticated Jazz lovers who came to love the Martin Denny Group due to their exotic renditions of classics, of which Lyman was part of. While the vibraphone still plays an important role in all of the compositions, the various birdcalls and exotic percussion are unfortunately amiss. It is as if the band wanted to break free from their reduction to an Exotica quartet, showing that they can cope with sudden changes of rhythmic patterns and spiraling melodies. Since the band was just formed in 1957, this is probably less of a problem. However, Arthur Lyman himself was in the limelight back then, and known for his birdcall talent – their omission is thus all the more pitiful. Let's see if there are some dreamy interludes in there with a scent of vintage Exotica in addition and whether this album has its merits and charming inclusions. In short: yes, it has. But less so than any other Lyman album of the 50's.
 
Launching the album off tastefully with a rapid-firing version of The Lady Is A Tramp, Kramer's quick double-bass base frame holds together Soares' sunny piano chords, Lyman's exuberant performance on the vibes as well as Chang's silky shakers. The bridges seem to be improvised and quite far off, but this is actually the big strength of this rendition. It isn't overly exotic, but a great counterpoint to the gazillion big band takes. On The Street Where You Live by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe is next, presented in a 6/8 rhythm here that morphs into a military march, with deliciously hollow wood blocks, a strong focus on convivial piano tones and vibraphone accompaniments by Lyman. The melodies are vivid, the constant rhythm changes jumpy and demanding, yet not all too convoluted. A nice upbeat song with a glimpse of Exotica.
 
Leis Of Jazz is the unique composition by Lyman, and it's a swinging, upbeat skit with glistening, frantic vibraphones, double bass shuffles, and warm piano accompaniments. Curiously enough, this is a Jazz song by the numbers. One would have guessed that Lyman did rev up the title track with a few birdcalls or exotic percussion, but no, even though it is 1959 when this album is released, the group shies away from connecting this work to their exotic oeuvre. The Way You Look Tonight, originally performed by Dorothy Fields, is another exhilarating Jazz track with a great motif of staccato pianos that spiral up and down. The middle section consists of quick vibraphone notes and a rather rustic piano-related jumpiness.
 
 
While the almost five minutes long How High The Moon is a much-needed romantic song with a slow beat, gorgeous xylophone droplets and humble percussive backings, the latter of which morph into a tremendously quick rhythm that stands in great contrast to the phantasmagoric beginning and tends to destroy the carefully built up mood, Trigger Alpert's Trigger Fantasy lets the instruments shine on their own due to the lack of any piercing percussion: eclectic piano sprinkles cause a reaction of the nocturnal vibraphone drops that are placed throughout the song. I like the purposeful reduction and the interplay between sound, sustain, and space that makes up the majority of the rendition. But again, you won't find the realms of Exotica in here.
 
 
Side B begins with Joe Young's perniciously titled Lullaby Of The Leaves, and it is as great a start of side B as The Lady Is A Tramp was on side A. The vocals of Ethel Azama are featured for a short moment, making this Arthur Lyman's first vocal track that is featured on an album with him as the front man! The groove is laid back, the piano backings dreamy whereas the vibraphone sections underline the main attraction of this interpretation, namely Mrs. Petkere's vocals. An unsuspected change of formula.
 
 
While Body And Soul accomplishes a successful fusion of Jazz and Exotica due to the reverie-driven euphony of Lyman's vibraphone chords and the tremendously mellow piano backings plus the melting percussion with further surprises such as rhythmic changes and Far Eastern tonalities attached to this song, Lorenz Hart's and Richard Rodger's My Funny Valentine would be a gorgeous Exotica track due to its dreaminess and the mysterious vibraphone sweeps that wash over the enchanted listener, were it not for the melodramatic piano backings that push this interpretation firmly into the realms of unexciting Jazz numbers. It's a real bummer, for this track has it all, but it is destroyed in the end by Soares' dusky piano notes. But to say it positively: we were almost there in the realms of Exotica!
 
 
Gypsy In My Soul is a bland Jazz offering that is far away from Polynesian lands. Those lands are all of a sudden near and glaringly perceptible with the inclusion of a fantastic take of Aloha Oe: launching with thunderous drums whose sustain reverberates heavily and creates a much-needed feeling of wideness, the song morphs into a graceful downbeat that is nurtured by punchy vibraphones, slightly wonky piano backings and fizzling maracas. For the umpteenth time, a rhythmic change takes place, reducing the solemnity, but leading to another superb percussion section which finishes the song and leads to the final Lullaby Of Birdland. It is here that the bold Jazz flavor returns with exhilarating vibraphone-xylophone drops and vibrant percussion. The sustain of the vibraphone fades out, bringing back the dreamy gleam that I love so much about Lyman's music for about five seconds. Unfortunately, the song doesn't have anything else to offer, hence ending the album on a weak note, I'm afraid.
 
 
It's hard to determine the quality of Leis Of Jazz, given the admittedly narrow scope of AmbientExotica. The album is a prime example of the case of an exotic instrument such as the vibraphone that can suddenly lose all of its dreamy traits, now sounding less vibrant and colorful in jazzy surroundings. I won't slate or mock Lyman's work just because it isn't exotic enough for my taste, but I am more than a bit bewildered about the choice of the album title which suggests a highly attractive fusion of Exotica (the titular Leis) with Jazz. Unfortunately, the album falls short in this regard.
 
 
No birdcalls and only the faintest glints of mellifluous sustains in ever-changing rhythmic patterns make this an upbeat, not too complex album. I can't get my head around the notion that this album was released in 1957, both at the rise of the Exotica genre and before all the multicolored album gems delivered by the Arthur Lyman Group. It is as if the band really wants to take a stand, showing fans and sophisticated Jazz aficionados alike that either Exotica is more than the sum of its parts or the opposite, meaning that the band doesn't want to be reduced time and again to the tropical glitz and Polynesian jungles. The band wasn't known for their Exotica style yet, but Lyman himself sure was back then!
 
 
The essence of my introductory sentence still stands at the end of my review as well: this album lets me love the exotic works of Arthur Lyman all the more, and while I don't consider Leis Of Jazz a misstep per se, its appeal for Exotica fans is definitely less sparkling. It's the only Lyman album of the 50's that I don't recommend as a whole. I really tried, but the thought of Arthur Lyman spending his energy on common Jazz arrangements rather than spicing all of these themes with bamboo rods, temple gongs, and rainsticks and is hence – in an oxymoronic twist – avoiding clichés by attaching kitsch, makes me uncomfortable and lets me turn my head to the many exotic records by the band. 1959 when Leis Of Jazz was re-issued for the first time, luckily, had many an exotic Lyman record to offer, among them the vivid Bahia, the solemn Hawaiian Sunset and the very first – if slightly flawed – exotic concept album called The Legend Of Pele. These are definitely the better choices.
 
 
Exotica Review 092: Arthur Lyman – Leis Of Jazz (1959). 
Originally published on Jul. 14, 2012 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
1 -  Leis Of Jazz  - 
 2 -  Trigger Fantasy  - 
 3 -  The Lady Is A Tramp  - 
 4 -  Body and Soul  - 
 5 -  Gypsy In My Soul  - 
 6 -  Lullaby Of The Leaves  - 
 7 -  On The Street Where You Live  - 
 8 -  My Funny Valentine  - 
 9 -  The Way You Look Tonight  - 
 10 -  How High The Moon  - 
 11 -  Lullaby Of Birdland  - 
 

Billy May 
HITS FROM 1942 - 1945
 
 01 -  Carnival  - 
 02 -  Poinciana (Song of the Tree)  - 
 03 -  'S Wonderful  - 
 04 -  Sleepy Lagoon  - 
 05 -  On the Sunny Side of the Street  - 
 06 -  Bugle Blues  - 
 07 -  Six Flats Unfurnished  - 
 08 -  Goosey Gander  - 
 09 -  He's My Guy  - 
 10 -  Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'  - 
 11 -  Twilight Time  - 
 12 -  Cherry  - 
 13 -  Eager Beaver  - 
 14 -  Leap Frog  - 
 15 -  I'm Beginning to See the Light  - 
 16 -  Clarinade  - 
 17 -  Malibu  - 
 18 -  Southern Scandal  - 
 19 -  I've Heard That Song Before  - 
 20 -  Skyliner  - 
 21 -  Leave Us Leap  - 
 22 -  Begin the Beguine  - 
 23 -  Slipped Disc  - 
 24 -  It's Been a Long, Long Time  - 
 25 -  Tippin' in  - 
 26 -  Taps Miller  - 
 27 -  Apple Honey  - 
Lalo Schifrin 
Music From Mission Impossible
 
 01 -  Mission: Impossible  - 
 02 -  Jim On The Move  - 
 03 -  Operation Charm  - 
 04 -  The Sniper  - 
 05 -  Rollin Hand  - 
 06 -  The Plot  - 
 07 -  Wide Willy  - 
 08 -  Cinnamon  - 
 09 -  Barney Does It Again  - 
 10 -  Danger  - 
 11 -  Mission: Accomplished  - 
 12 -  Intrigue  - 
 13 -  Self-Destruct  - 
 14 -  More Mission  - 
 
Quincy Jones & Herbie Hancock 
Backtracks
 
 01 -  01 - Watermelon Man  - 
 02 -  02 - Take Five  - 
 03 -  03 - Cast Your Fate To The Wind  - 
 04 -  04 - Bossa Nova  - 
 05 -  05 - Gravy Waltz  - 
 06 -  06 - Exodus  - 
 07 -  07 - Back At Chicken Shack  - 
 08 -  08 - Walk On The Wild Side  - 
 09 -  09 - Manulana  - 
 10 -  10 - Rock Your Soul  - 
 11 -  11 - Kamili  - 
 12 -  12 - Bunia  - 
 13 -  13 - Hot Piano  - 
 14 -  14 - One & Awake  - 
 15 -  15 - Jammin With Herbie  - 
 

Hifi Stereo 
Happy Dancing
 
 01 -  Rotation III  - Rotation  - 
 02 -  Mocoto  - Roberto Delgado  - 
 03 -  Gipsy Ball  - Ladi Geisler  - 
 04 -  A Taste Of Honey  - Freddy Hector  - 
 05 -  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window  - James Last  - 
 06 -  Something  - Kai Warner Singers  - 
 07 -  We Are Goïng Down Jordan  - Kurt Edelhagen  - 
 08 -  Elisabethan Reggae  - Roberto Delgado  - 
 09 -  Merry Go Round  - Henry Arland  - 
 10 -  Oh Happy Day  - Max Greger  - 
 11 -  Oh ich will betteln, ich will stehlen  - New Key  - 
 12 -  The Look Of Love  - T. W. Ardy  - 

 Hifi Stereo 
In Concert
Polydor 109-595 (1969)
 
 
01  -   Presto from Symphonie no, 7  - James Last  -
02  -   Song of India from "Sadko"  - Orchester Alfred Hause  -
03  -   Theme from Piano Concert in A-Minor  - Piano Duo Marek and Vacek  -
04  -   Aufforderung zum Tanz  - Orchester Hans Carste  -
05  -   Melody in F  - Orchester Alfred Hause  -
06  -   On A Persian Market  - James Last  -
07  -   Theme from Elvira Madigan  - James Last  -
08  -   Preludium B-Minor  - Piano Duo Marec and Vacek  -
09  -   Habanera from "Carmen"  - James Last  -
10  -   Theme from Piano Concerto no 1 B-Minor  - Orchester Alfred Hause  -
11  -   Marche Miltaire  - Orchester Hans Carste  -
12  -   Barcarole  - James Last  -

Hifi Stereo
 for Dancing
Polydor 109-594
 
01  -   Ob La Di Ob La Da; Chewy Chewy; Eloïse  - James Last Band  -
02  -   Here Comes The Rain; Liebesleid  - Kai Warner  -
03  -   In The Mood; Blue Skies; Johnson Rag; Sun Valley  - Max Greger  -
04  -   From Russia With Love; L'Amour Perdu  - Fritz Schultz Reichel  -
05  -   A Banda; La Bostella; La Bamba  - Max Greger  -
06  -   Let The Sunshine In   - James Last Band  -
07  -   What A Wonderful World  - Tom Reilly and Kai Warner  -
08  -   Mas Que Nada  - Roberto Delgado  -
09  -   Ride To Moscow  - Ladi Geisler  -
10  -   Good Morning Starshine  - Günter Kallman Choir  -
11  -   Cielito Lindo  - Roberto Delgado  -
 

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 04 - 2018

Datum: 07-03-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week04-2018

Wonderful Tijuana Readers Digest Boxset!
Thanks!

Datum: 21-01-2018

Door: MetalStorm

Onderwerp: The Swing Corner

Dear Harry, thanks a lot to you and all Lounge Legends crew for the music you share here, specially for the Lalo Schifrin, Billy May and Quincy Jones & Herbie Hancock stuff.

Greetings from Quito - Ecuador, SouthAmerica.

Datum: 21-01-2018

Door: darko

Onderwerp: week 4

Thank's Harry and LL team for the choice of instrumentals for this week. (especially Ray Conniff singers, Readest Digest collection, Jean Paque etc. )

Darko

Datum: 20-01-2018

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 4 - 2018

Thanks for all of the Reader's Digest gems, and Disc 2 of the Silver Strings Compilation.

Datum: 20-01-2018

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 4

Oh, almost forgot to mention my friend Harry who has to put in the time to post all this stuff.., many thanks, Harry!

Datum: 20-01-2018

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 4

Looks like really fine music on Lounge Legends this week., an all-out effort to find and post the very best of the EZ listening genre.
It's funny, I downloaded an app that checks my spelling, and it is doing it here and now...strange
Also, Zippyshare has some nasty spyware and stuff again., and that's too bad because it ruins the music experience. I had a tough time logging on today because Firefox kept blocking me, and warning me. Anyway, I made it, and the music looks real fine for this fourth week of the New Year., and which btw, I'm glad we have the holidays behind us once again.
Thanks to all the contributors for their efforts on everyone's behalf., and to Gunther who apparently owns every one of Cliff Carpenter's releases. I have to admit I like most of CC music. It has a certain pleasing sound. Saxophones are a sweet instrument, for sure.
Ed, or anchortaxi from a chilly Tennessee

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