WEEK 05 - 2018

 

Various Artists 
LL BEST OF JANUARY 2018
 
 01 -  Let there be drums '66  - Sandy Nelson  - 
 02 -  The Homecoming  - Bronn Journey  - 
 03 -  Tropical Canvas  - Les Baxter  - 
 04 -  Mexican Girl  - Kai Warner  - 
 05 -  Operation Charm  - Lalo Schifrin  - 
 06 -  Theme from The Magnificent Seven  - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; Erich Kunzel;
 07 -  Bahama Mama  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 08 -  Marina  - The Sunsets  - 
 09 -  Living in a House Divided  - Ray Conniff  - 
 10 -  In A Persian Market  - Terry Snyder & The All Stars  - 
 11 -  Cantina Bar  - Chris Gorman  - 
 12 -  The Pushbike Song  - Max Greger  - 
 13 -  Lean On Me  - Phil Yates  - 
 14 -  El Bimbo  - Günter Noris & die Big Band der Bundeswehr  - 
 15 -  Happy Jose  - Willy Schobben  - 
 16 -  Spanish Flea  -  Manuel and the Music of the Mountains  - 
 17 -  Try To Remember  - The Singers Unlimited  - 
 18 -  Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo  - Alan Tew  - 
 19 -  Yellow Bird  - The Romantic Strings Orchestra with Jorge Morel, Guitar  - 
 20 -  Bossa LaLaLa  - Tony Mottola  - 
 21 -  Rocky Violins  - Werner Müller  - 
 22 -  Midnite Dynamos  - Günter Noris  - 
 23 -  Aber Dich Gibt's Nur Einmal Fur Mich  - James Last  - 
 24 -  Inkpot  - Hugo Strasser  - 
 25 -  Colours Of The Wind  - Berdien Stenberg  - 
 26 -  Kojo no tsuki  - André Rieu  - 
 27 -  We've Only Just Begun  - Liberace  - 
 28 -  Oh Babe, What Would You Say  - The Longines Symphonette  - 
 29 -  The Windmills Of Your Mind  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 30 -  Up, Up And Away  - Marty Paich, His Orchestra And Chorus  - 

Shall we dance?
Volume I
79:48 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Cyril Stapleton - On a clear day (You can see forever) / 03:39
2. Heart & Soul - Zoom / 03:48
3. Victor Silvester - Shall we dance / 02:07
4. Antonio Carlos Jobim - One note samba / 02:14
5. Caravelli - Le dernier slow / 03:22
6. Henry Loges - Moon river / 02:34
7. Lex De Azevedo - Slow dancing / 02:28
8. Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass - Something / 03:22
9. Alfred Hause - Autumn leaves / 03:11
10. Eddie Calvert - Around the World / 02:45
11. Max Greger - Desafinado / 02:10
12. The Johnny Howard Orchestra - J'attendrai / 02:37
13. Ray Kelly - She's got a way about her / 02:47
14. Paul Mauriat - La décadanse / 03:24
15. Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains - Moonglow and theme from Picnic / 03:40
16. Pepe Jaramillo - Carnival / 02:48
17. Bert Kaempfert - Somebody loves you / 02:44
18. Jan Vayne - I will always love you / 04:13
19. 101 Strings Orchestra - Begin the Beguine / 03:19
20. The strings of Paris - L'important c'est la rose / 03:16
21. The Moonlight Moods Orchestra - I'm in the mood for love / 02:40
22. Raymond Lefèvre - Midnight blue / 03:36
23. Columbia Orchestra - Unforgettable / 02:15
24. John Scot - Theme from 'Elvira Madigan' / 02:39
25. MFSB - My one and only love / 04:32
26. Mantovani - Goodnight sweetheart / 03:27

Hugo Montenegro 
Neil's Diamonds
 
 01 -  Cracklin' Rosie  - 
 02 -  I'm a believer  - 
 03 -  Song sung blue  - 
 04 -  Brother Love's traveling salvation show  - 
 05 -  Sweet Caroline  - 
 06 -  Porcupine pie  - 
 07 -  Girl, you'll be a woman soon  - 
 08 -  Two-bit man child  - 
 09 -  Walk on the water  - 
 10 -  Hurtin' you don't come easy  - 
Legendary singer, songwriter, and performer Neil Diamond today announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will allow Mr. Diamond to continue his writing, recording, and development of new projects. Based on his doctors’ advice, the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary tour, set to land in Australia and New Zealand this March, has been canceled.
 
“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” said Neil Diamond.”My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
 
I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.
 
My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”
 

Werner Müller 
Top Hits In Color
 
 1 -  Love Letters In The Sand  - 
 2 -  Venus  - 
 3 -  I Miss You So  - 
 4 -  Amor  - 
 5 -  A Fool Such As I  - 
 6 -  Tammy  - 
 7 -  It's Not For Me To Say  - 
 8 -  My Prayer  - 
 9 -  Chances Are  - 
 10 -  I Almost Lost My Mind  - 
 11 -  Easy To Love  - 
 12 -  The Hawaiian Wedding Song  - 
 13 -  It's All In The Game  - 
 14 -  All The Way  - 

Arthur Lyman 
On Broadway
 
 01 -  The King And I Medley  - 
 02 -  My Fair Lady Medley  - 
 03 -  Porgy And Bess Medley  - 
 04 -  South Pacific Medley  - 
 

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass 
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet
 
 1 -  Lassus Trombone  - 
 2 -  Are You Lonesome Tonight  - 
 3 -  San Antonio Rose  - 
 4 -  Wings Of A Dove  - 
 5 -  Jealous Heart  - 
 6 -  Oh Baby Mine  - 
 7 -  Columbus Stockade Blues  - 
 8 -  I Walked Out On Heaven  - 
 9 -  Steel Guitar Rag  - 
 10 -  Great Speckled Bird  - 
 11 -  A Little Bitty Tear  - 

David Carroll & His Orchestra 
Percussion Parisienne
 
 01 -  The Poor People Of Paris  - 
 02 -  Mimi  - 
 03 -  Alouette  - 
 04 -  My Uncle  - 
 05 -  Petite Fleur  - 
 06 -  Gaîté Parisienne  - 
 07 -  Valentine  - 
 08 -  Blues From An American In Paris  - 
 09 -  The Petite Waltz  - 
 10 -  Twentieth Century Drawing Room  - 
 11 -  Dites-Moi  - 
 12 -  Can-Can from La Boutique Fantasque  - 

Around The World 1970 
SPAIN
 01 -  Granada  - 
 02 -  La Malagueña Salerosa  - 
 03 -  Valencia  - 
 04 -  Camino Verde  - 
 05 -  Malagueña  - 
 06 -  Cachita  - 
MEXICO
 07 -  Cu Cu Rru Cu Cu Paloma  - 
 08 -  Mambo Nr. 5  - 
 09 -  Guantanemera  - 
 10 -  Mexican Hat Dance  - 
 11 -  The Lonely Bull  - 
RUSSIA
01 -  Säbeltanz  - 
 02 -  Der Rote Sarafan  - 
 03 -  Kosaken-Patrouille  - 
 04 -  Kalinka  - 
 05 -  Stenka Rasin  - 
 06 -  Schiwago-Melodie  - 
ITALIA
 07 -  Canto Dei Gondolieri  - 
 08 -  Vieni Vieni  - 
 09 -  Santa Lucia  - 
 10 -  La Golondrina  - 
 11 -  Ciribiribin  - 
 12 -  Baci Al Buio  - 
FRANCE
 01 -  Plaisir d'Amour  - 
 02 -  La Seine  - 
 03 -  Sur Les Ponts d'Avignon  - 
 04 -  Et Maintenant  - 
 05 -  La Mer  - 
ENGLAND
 06 -  Greensleeves  - 
 07 -  Annie Laurie  - 
 08 -  Londonderry Air  - 
 09 -  The Candlelight Waltz  - 

The Longines Symphonette 
Brass Voices 3
 
 301 -  It Never Rains In Southern California  - 
 302 -  Theme From The Godfather  - 
 303 -  Brandy  - 
 304 -  Crystal Blue Persuasion  - 
 305 -  Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast  - 
 306 -  Long Train Running  - 
 307 -  The Way Of Love  - 
 308 -  He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  - 
 309 -  Spanish Harlem  - 
 310 -  You're So Vain  - 

Dan Gibson 
Bach - Forever by the sea
 
 01 -  Air from Orchestral Suite #3 in D  - 
 02 -  Sleepers Awake from Cantata #140  - 
 03 -  Forlane from Orchestral Suite #1 in C  - 
 04 -  Largo Ma Non-Tanto Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins  - 
 05 -  Sheep may safely graze from Cantata #208  - 
 06 -  Largo Concerto #5 in F Minor for Harpsichord  - 
 07 -  Adagio Concerto in C Minor for Oboe and Violin  - 
 08 -  Sarabande from Partita in D Minor  - 
 09 -  Bist Du Bei mir from Clavierbuchlein fur Anna Magdalena Bach #2  - 
 10 -  Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata # 147  - 

Alfred Hause 
Kiss of Fire (1966)
 
 01 -  Mama Yo Quiero un Novia  - 
 02 -  La Tanguera  - 
 03 -  El Amanecer  - 
 04 -  Sentimiento Gaucho  - 
 05 -  El Choclo  - 
 06 -  Felicia  - 
 07 -  Tango Militaire  - 
 08 -  Queja de Bandoneon  - 
 09 -  Tango Pamplona  - 
 10 -  Plegaria  - 
 11 -  Nostalgias  - 
 12 -  Crepusculo  - 
 13 -  El Panuelito  - 
 14 -  Feuerblumen  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
The International Tophits
 
 1 -  Rivers of Babylon  - 
 2 -  Love Is In The Air  - 
 3 -  Mull Of Kintyre  - 
 4 -  Sorry I'm A Lady  - 
 5 -  Ma Baker  - 
 6 -  Magic Fly  - 
 7 -  Y.M.C.A.  - 
 8 -  Belfast  - 
 9 -  Lucille  - 
 10 -  Rasputin  - 
 11 -  I Feel Love  - 
 12 -  It's A Heartache  - 

Palast Orchester 
Mit Seinem Sänger Max Raabe 
TanzGala
 
 01 -  Kein Schwein Ruft Mich An  - 
 02 -  Ich Tanze Mit Dir In Den Himmel Hinein  - 
 03 -  Wenn Der Weiße Flieder Wieder Blüht  - 
 04 -  Ich Brech Die Herzen Der Stolzesten Frau'n  - 
 05 -  Wie Ein Wunder Kam Die Liebe  - 
 06 -  Just A Gigolo  - 
 07 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 08 -  Haben Sie Schon Mal Im Dunkeln Geküßt?  - 
 09 -  Original Charleston  - 
 10 -  Dort Tanzt LU-LU! A-Ha-Ha! U-Hu-Hu!  - 
 11 -  I've Got You Under My Skin  - 
 12 -  Oh, Donna Clara  - 
 13 -  Dinah  - 
 14 -  Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuß Auf Liebe Eingestellt  - 
 15 -  Me And Jane In A Plane  - 
 

Andre Kostelanetz 
I Wish You Love
Vol.1
 01 -  The Days Of Wine And Roses  - 
 02 -  While We're Young  - 
 03 -  In The Arms Of Love  - 
 04 -  These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)  - 
 05 -  Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)  - 
 06 -  Dancing On The Ceiling  - 
 07 -  Ebb Tide  - 
 08 -  Unchained Melody  - 
 09 -  I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)  - 
 10 -  People  - 
 11 -  Tonight  - 
 12 -  The Nearness Of You  - 
 13 -  I'll Remember April  - 
 14 -  Try A Little Tenderness  - 
 15 -  Moon River  - 
 16 -  Liza (All The Clouds 'll Roll Away)  - 
 17 -  Shangri-La  - 
 18 -  My Man  - 
 19 -  Love, Look Away  - 
 20 -  On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)  - 
 
Vol. 2
 01 -  The Man I Love  - 
 02 -  Star Dust  - 
 03 -  Till There Was You  - 
 04 -  Love Me With All Your Heart  - 
 05 -  I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)  - 
 06 -  April In Paris  - 
 07 -  Blue Velvet  - 
 08 -  Do I Love You  - 
 09 -  What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life  - 
 10 -  Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)  - 
 11 -  What Now My Love  - 
 12 -  Let's Go Back To The Waltz  - 
 13 -  My Funny Valentine  - 
 14 -  I Believe In You  - 
 15 -  I Wish You Love  - 
 16 -  Try To Remember  - 
 17 -  You Go To My Head  - 
 18 -  Don't Blame Me  - 
 19 -  Someone To Watch Over Me  - 
 20 -  Love Is A Many Splendored Thing   - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC
Various Artists 
Sentimental Songs That Will Live Forever 1/4
 
SENTIMENTAL CHORUSES
 1 -  Stars Fell on Alabama  - Pete King Chorale, The  - 
 2 -  Where or When  - Romantic Voices, The  - 
 3 -  Moments to Remember  - Perry Botkin Orch & Chorus  - 
 4 -  All the Things You Are  - Romantic Voices, The  - 
 5 -  Harbor Lights  - Roland Shaw & Orch.  - 
 6 -  Stardust  - Frank De Vol Orch & Chorus  - 
 7 -  Till We Meet Again  - Mike Sammes Male Chorus, The  - 
 8 -  It's Easy to Remember  - Romantic Voices, The  - 
 9 -  The Things We Did Last Summer  - Pete King Chorale, The  - 
 10 -  (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons  - Pete King Chorale, The  - 
 11 -  The Way We Were  - Romantic Voices, The  - 
SENTIMENTAL PIANO 
 12 -  Canadian Sunset  - Roger Williams  - 
 13 -  Moonglow  - Douglas Gamley  - 
 14 -  Annie's Song  - Ronnie Aldrich  - 
 15 -  Sometimes When We Tough  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 16 -  Smile  - Douglas Gamley and Bob Docker  - 
 17 -  Could I Have This Dance  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 18 -  Rainy Days and Mondays  - Roger Williams  - 
 19 -  Feelings  - Henry Mancini  - 
 20 -  Lullaby of Broadway  - Ronnie Aldrich  - 
 21 -  The Way You Look Tonight  - Gordon Langford  - 
 22 -  The Song Is Ended  - Richard Alden Orch.  - 

Brian May and the 
ABC Melbourne Showband
 
 01  - Star Wars  -     
 02  - Ain't Gonna Bump No More  -     
 03  - Chanson D'Amour  -     
 04  - What Can I Say  -     
 05  - Lido Shuffle  -     
 06  - Life Be In It  -     
 07  - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing  -     
 08  - Turn The Beat Around  -     
 09  - I Go To Rio  -     
 10  - I Honestly Love You  -     
 11  - Another Funny Honeymoon  -     
 12  - Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft  -     
 13  - On The Loose Again  -     
 14  - Gonna Fly Now from Rocky  -     

Max Greger & SDR Big Band 
Tanzen '94
 
 01 -  Hope Of Deliverance (Samba)  - 
 02 -  Do It To Me (Rumba)  - 
 03 -  I'm Every Woman (Cha Cha Cha)   - 
 04 -  Hast La Vista (Samba)  - 
 05 -  a-All That She Wants - b-Rock With You - c- Sweat (A La La La La Long) (Reggae)   - 
 06 -  Domani, Domani (Rumba)  - 
 07 -  Jive Connie (Jive)  - 
 08 -  Greensleave (Slowwaltz)  - 
 09 -  2 Gitarren (Tango)   - 
 10 -  Welch Ein Tag (Slowfox)  - 
 11 -  Swinging Bavaria (Foxtrott)  - 
 12 -  Hanna's Blues (Blues)  - 
 13 -  Make It Quick (Quickstep)  - 
 14 -  Donauwellen (Wienerwalzer)  - 

Guido's Orchestra 
Live in Kerkrade
 
 1 -  Also Sprach Zarathustra  - 
 2 -  William Tell Overture  - 
 3 -  You Raise Me Up  - 
 4 -  Otchi Tchornye  - 
 5 -  Korobushka  - 
 6 -  Ladies in Lavender  - 
 7 -  Vivo per Lei  - 
 8 -  Intro Song of Hope  - 
 9 -  Song of Hope  - 
 10 -  Aragonaise  - 
 11 -  Miserlou  - 
 12 -  Solopiece 2014  - 
 13 -  Mazel Tov!  - 
 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; 
Erich Kunzel
Indiana University School of Music Singing Hoosiers 
Magical Musicals
 
 1 -  Hercules: Introduction  - 
 2 -  Hercules: The Gospel Truth  - 
 3 -  Hercules: One Last Hope  - 
 4 -  Hercules: I Won't Say  - 
 5 -  Hercules: Zero to Hero  - 
 6 -  Hercules: A Star Is Born  - 
 7 -  Hercules: Go the Distance  - 
 8 -  Aladdin and the King of Thieves: Party in Agrabah  - 
 9 -  Pocahontas: Just Around the Riverbend  - 
 10 -  The Return of Jafar: You're Only Second Rate  - 
 11 -  The Return of Jafar: Forget About Love  - 
 12 -  The Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for Me  - 
 13 -  The Return of Jafar: Nothing in the World  - 
 14 -  Toy Story: You've Got a Friend in Me  - 
 15 -  101 Dalmatians: Cruella de Vil  - 
 16 -  Pocahontas: Colors of the Wind  - 
 17 -  Oliver and Company: Once Upon a Time in New York City  - 
 18 -  Oliver and Company: Why Should I Worry?  - 
 19 -  The Nightmare Before Christmas: What's This?  - 
 20 -  James and the Giant Peach: Good News  - 
 21 -  Mulan: Orchestral Suite  - 
 22 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Bells of Notre Dame  - 
 23 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Someday  - 
 24 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: God Help the Outcasts  - 
 25 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy  - 
 26 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Court of Miracles  - 
 27 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Guy Like You  - 
 28 -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Heaven's Light  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION 
Popular Music Hit Parade 2
 
ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS
 201 -  Call Me Irresponsible  - Pete King, His Chorus An Orchestra  - 
 202 -  On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe  - Pete King, His Chorus An Orchestra  - 
 203 -  Buttons And Bows (Vocal By Marni Nixon)  - Pete King, His Chorus An Orchestra  - 
 204 -  Chim Chim Cher-ee  - Pete King, His Chorus An Orchestra  - 
 205 -  All The Way  - Pete King, His Chorus An Orchestra  - 
 206 -  Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah  - Pete King, His Chorus An Orchestra  - 
DOWNRIGHT FUN
 207 -  Tequila  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 208 -  I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 209 -  We'll Sing In The Sunshine  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 210 -  Michelle  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 211 -  Yellow Submarine  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 212 -  Can't Buy Me Love  - The Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra  - 
 

Various Artists 
Silver Strings [Disc 3]
 
 1 -  Mantovani - Charmaine  - 
 2 -  Frank Chacksfield - Hello Young Lovers  - 
 3 -  Frank Chacksfield - Almost Like Being In Love  - 
 4 -  Frank Chacksfield - From Russia With Love  - 
 5 -  Tony Osborne - People Will Say We're In Love  - 
 6 -  Tony Osborne - No Other Love  - 
 7 -  Tony Osborne - If I Loved You  - 
 8 -  Tony Osborne - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm  - 
 9 -  Percy Faith - All Through The Night  - 
 10 -  Percy Faith - Embraceable You  - 
 11 -  Percy Faith - I Got Rhythm  - 
 12 -  Syd Dale - Our Love Is Here To Stay  - 
 13 -  Syd Dale - My One & Only Love  - 
 14 -  Syd Dale - When I Fall In Love  - 
 15 -  London Concert Orchestra - Let There Be Love  - 
 16 -  London Concert Orchestra - I Love Paris  - 
 17 -  Alec Gould - Want You Forever  - 
 18 -  Alec Gould - It Might Be You  - 
 19 -  Alec Gould - Sounds Of Romance  - 
 20 -  Mantovani - Moonlight Serenade  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC 
Soft and Soothing Moods [Disc 1]
 
MOON RIVER
 01 -  Moonlight Serenade  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 02 -  Moon River  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 03 -  Deep Purple  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 04 -  As Time Goes By  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 05 -  Sleepy Lagoon  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 06 -  Misty  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 07 -  I'll See You in My Dreams  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 08 -  Soft Lights and Sweet Music  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 09 -  Beautiful Dreamer  - The Romantic Strings  - 
 10 -  Shagri-La with Chorus  - The Romantic Strings  - 
SERENADE IN BLUE
 11 -  Stardust  - Romantic Voices  - 
 12 -  Serenade in Blue  - Romantic Voices  - 
 13 -  Harbor Lights  - Romantic Voices  - 
 14 -  Linger Awhile  - Romantic Voices  - 
 15 -  September Song  - Romantic Voices  - 
 16 -  Moon Over Miami  - Romantic Voices  - 
 17 -  Stella by Starlight  - Romantic Voices  - 
 18 -  Love's Old Sweet Song  - Romantic Voices  - 
 19 -  Blue Moon  - Romantic Voices  - 
 20 -  All Though the Night  - Romantic Voices  - 

Bert Kaempfert 
Spanish Eyes
 
 1 -  Strangers In The Night  - 
 2 -  That Happy Feeling  - 
 3 -  Red Roses For A Blue Lady  - 
 4 -  A Swingin' Safari  - 
 5 -  Bye Bye Blues  - 
 6 -  Put Your Hand In The Hand  - 
 7 -  The Most Beautiful Girl  - 
 8 -  Afrikaan Beat  - 
 9 -  Feelings  - 
 10 -  Sweet Caroline  - 
 11 -  Rhinestone Cowboy  - 
 12 -  Spanish Eyes  - 
 13 -  What A Difference A Day Makes  - 
 14 -  Remember When  - 
 15 -  L-O-V-E  - 
 16 -  Dankeschön  - 
 

101 Strings 
The Best Of The Great American Composers 2
 
 1 -  Stardust  - 
 2 -  Lazy Bones  - 
 3 -  Blue Twilight  - 
 4 -  Stars And Stripes Forever  - 
 5 -  Washington Post March  - 
 6 -  The Thunderer  - 
 7 -  The Way You Look Tonight  - 
 8 -  The Last Time I Saw Paris  - 
 9 -  Mayfair Walk  - 
 10 -  My Old Kentucy Home  - 
 11 -  Camptown Races  - 
 12 -  Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair  - 
 13 -  Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life  - 
 14 -  Kiss Me Again  - 
 15 -  Indian Summer  - 
 16 -  Donkey Serenade  - 
 17 -  Rose Marie  - 
 18 -  Someday  -

THE READERS DIGEST COLLECTION  
Tijuana - Fun With The Mexican Brass 2
 
OLD FAVOURITES
 201 -  Mack The Knife  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 202 -  The Continental  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 203 -  Hold Me  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 204 -  Thanks For The Memory  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 205 -  In A Little Spanish Town  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 206 -  Tea For Two  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
TANGERINE
 207 -  Tangerine  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 208 -  Mrs. Robinson  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 209 -  A Quiet Tear  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 210 -  For Carlos  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 211 -  Little Green Apples  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 212 -  Good Morning Starshine  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 

John Sidney 
ENTERTAINS - Piano 02
 
 01 -  September Song  - 
 02 -  You Were Meant for Me  - 
 03 -  Home  - 
 04 -  Little Street Where Old Friends Meet; Charmaine  - 
 05 -  It Had To Be You  - 
 06 -  If I Should Fall in Love Again  - 
 07 -  Medley 1: Still Call Australia Home; Click Go the Shears; Road to Gundagai; Tie Me Kangaroo Down; Waltzing Mathilda  - 
 08 -  Medley 2: Piano Roll Blues; How'd You Like to Spoon With Me; Rain; The White Cliffs of Dover; Tiptoe Through the Tulips  - 
 09 -  Ginamenia Mia; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles   - 
 10 -  Dancing With My Shadow  - 
 11 -  Love is the Sweetest Thing  - 
 12 -  Anniversary Waltz  - 
 13 -  Blue Moon  - 
 14 -  Don't Get Around Much Anymore  - 
 15 -  Lazy Bones  - 
 16 -  Sunrise Serenade  - 
 17 -  That Lovely Weekend   - 
 18 -  Austrian Waltz  - 
 19 -  I Just Called to Say I Love You  - 
 20 -  Sleepy Time Gal  - 
 21 -  Lady Be Good  - 
 22 -  Fascination  - 
 23 -  The Best Things in Life Are Free  - 

Hugo Winterhalter
Goes Continental
RCA Records LSP-2482 (stereo) 1962
 
 
"Footloose in Europe with the Winterhalter sound. Maestro Winterhalter uses a very large string section, a full brass section (he was incidently, one of the first of big band leaders to use such previously symphonic instruments as the French horn in popular music), a large woodwind choir and timpani galore."
 
Goes… Continental is part of composer and arranger Hugo Winterhalter’s (1909–1973) famous series of aural travelogs all around the world. Released on RCA Victor in 1962, spanning 12 tracks – one of them unique –, several countries and a large as well as varied orchestra, the (almost) completely instrumental album merges the string washes and harpsichord jitters of the Space-Age era with the pompous brass infusions and castanet grooves of Latin origin and garnishes this amalgamation with the quirky flutes of the Exotica genre. Travelogs are certainly Exotica’s greatest achievement, and one can indeed argue whether this concept encapsulates the true spirit of Exotica, with its many birds, percussion strata and instruments functioning as mere gimmicks rather than being the genre’s mandatory cores. Be that as it may, travelogs are featured few and far between here at AmbientExotica and are eminently versatile style-wise. It is, in retrospect, surprising how different the approaches of the respective arranger are.
 
Jackie Gleason’s Music Around The World (1966), for instance, is a smoochy effort and streamlines the various destinations, molding them into an exclusively romantic setting until all distinctive elements are lost and the listener does not know anymore in which country he or she is situated in at any given moment. Warren Barker’s A Musical Touch Of Far Away Places (1959) meanwhile specializes on the Far East and is realized with the help of movie star William Holden’s private collection of exotic instruments, whereas Irv Cottler’s Around The World In Percussion (1961) merges the drummer’s skills with orchestral movements, and these works are but three LP’s amid a magnitude of related records. So how does Hugo Winterhalter’s Goes… Continental fare? I will tell you below, and blimey, the first visit looks quite girlish!
 
 
The initial stop of Hugo Winterhalter’s journey leads him to the first girl (of two in total) whose facial features are well known and have been interpreted several times in the history of Space-Age: Anna. Envisioned by Roman Vatro and also known as El Negro Zumbon, the American arranger studies the luminous figure and transforms the glowing scenery into music via multitudinous iridescent percussion instruments, among them triangles and tambourins. Their prominent pitch gyres around the sun-kissed nine-tone melody that many listeners are still encountering anew day by day, even if it is played on a cheeky nylon string guitar in The Avalanches’ turbulent award-winning Frontier Psychiatrist off Since I Left You (2000). Winterhalter’s second column in adjacency to the plinking percussion is based on silkened string washes, a pointillistic slap bass and a celesta that could have been taken right out of the beach at Rimini. Gleeful but not horribly chintzy, it makes for a great start and is one of my favorite renditions in a long list of Anna-isms.
 
Melody Of Spain is next, the one and only unique track by the presenter himself. Castanets? Check! Accordions? ¡Sí, claro! Oscillating between the dribbling schmaltzscapades of Bert Kaempfert and clever rhythm-and-style shifts, Winterhalter’s bucolic vista turns into a Tango without letting the mandatory nocturnal feeling in.
 
Hugo Alfvén’s A Swedish Rhapsody is then treated in an interesting way as well, although the integrated textures are awkward de trop, I think. The lead accordion would be too syrupy even for The Three Suns, and to make matters worse, the high strings and their sweeping glissando is too convivial for my taste. There are two valuable features, however: the Rock-influenced percussion pattern is quite catchy and only waits for Gospel-like handclaps, with the harpsichord offering a nice surface in the song’s second phase that somewhat contradicts the scenery by almost breaking the third wall. Dick Manning’s Fascination follows the ballad that made Pat Boone famous in even more parts of the world. And say what you will, but the arrangement works. Hopelessly harbored in romance, comprising of a downbeat structure supercharged with accordions and mauve-tinted strings, this should lead to a cheesy ballad, but the Space-Age strings and their warped wonkiness work fantastically well in tandem with the cautiously reverberated accordion. The arrangement might not sport one’s favorite lineup of instruments, but it is indeed inherently consistent without any unnecessary adjuvant.
 
 
 
Whereas Klaus Günter Neumann’s and Lincoln Chase’s Wonderland By Night blasts the listener to faraway lands via its majestic kick-off phase full of brass fanfares which then lead to a horn-string gallimaufry that is held together by a rhythm guitar, the traditional Funiculi Funicula is the interim stopover, marking the end of side A. Sporting a warbled fife, a counteracting murky trombone and a 6/8 rhythm with brass stabs and Sicilian lutes par excellence, this piece o’ Italy is again cohesive enough to not be put down. Its wideness is genuinely impressive. And what a surprise, a choir is also on board. Just wait for the final three (!) seconds.
 
 
Side B offers another six destinations and encounters in continental countries. Astutely enough, The Continental is their gateway. Written by Con Conrad and Herbert Magidson as a prominent part of the 1934 musical The Gay Divorcee, Winterhalter surprises yet again with an interesting rhythm thicket of muffled hi-hats and clinging tambourins. He furthermore rounds the soundscape off with a nice dose of magenta harpsichords scything next to the string washes and sky-high flutes. Space-Age par excellence, with strong rhythms but less luminous harmonies. Greensleeves is next a moment where the whole LP would jump the shark if it were a true-spirited concept album. This traditional Christmas song not only throws the listening subject into a frosty landscape with heavily doleful strings and saddened trumpets, it is also horribly incongruous in the given endemics. It is as if the arranger wants to leave Easy Listening behind for a short moment. He succeeds… and that is why he ultimately fails.
 
 
 
Moving along to warmer climes, Paul Burkhard’s Oh! My Pa-Pa gets the full string treatment with cavalcades of violins and cellos; the second part is problematic, resembling Geoff Love’s Easy Listening orchestra Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains qua the overly piercing and brazen lead trumpet. Another letdown in the end, but Billy Towne’s and Manos Hadjidakis’s classic Never On Sunday brings the album back on track, finally! A fast upbeat interpretation full of harpsichords, accordions, flutes, strings and a pompous percussion placenta that seems larger than it actually is due to clever hall effects, Winterhalter showcases all instruments he can get hold of. The melodies shine as well, making this the pinnacle of side B.
 
 
 
Whereas Mademoiselle De Paree by Eric Maschwitz, Henri Contet and Paul Durand marks the second appearance of a woman and is equally enchanting and consistent like side A’s Fascination due to its Waltz-like warmth and an enthralling mixture of Space-Age strings, accordions and their various interstices, the finale features Volare. Yes, you got that right. Envisioned by Domenico Modugno, Francesci Migliacci and Mitchell Parish in 1958, the song was the latest rad back then and is indeed one of the best renditions I know of. The main melody is played on a harpsichord and backed by pizzicato strings and their legato brethren as well as a screeching flute. This prevents the transmutation from becoming stale and all too common. A great closure even to those listeners who otherwise despise the omnipresence of Volare. I know I do. And am spellbound regardless. 
 
 
 
When Hugo Winterhalter Goes Continental, you better go with him, as the arrangements are delicately multifaceted, sporting many sinews and instruments while retaining the focus without making this a brummagem release that features completely divergent setups. Divergence is still key to Winterhalter’s way of arranging things, but not exclusively for the better: the setups may not be divergent, true, but the settings are. What seems like a state everyone wishes for in Exotica albums – illustrious locations flashing by time and again – becomes more of a problem in a coherent context, otherwise simply known as the album format. The missteps Winterhalter can be accused of are indeed horrible from an aesthetic viewpoint. The two renditions I am talking about are the traditional Greensleeves and Oh! My Papa. While the former breaks the mood and feels like a glacial leftover of another album, artist and time, the latter is too focused on a piercing trumpet which destroys the otherwise carefully adjusted first half of the arrangement.
 
 
 
This twofold faux pas aside, the album rocks and outweighs its lesser parts by far! The strings are occasionally smarmy, but the focus on Space-Age washes and lack of pizzicato blebs – at least most of the time – make Goes… Continental so fantastic. Even the accordions do add that certain something to the sceneries, with the pre-Funk harpsichord being a galactic-burlesque scapegrace. Vivacious highlights include Never On Sunday, Volare (believe it or not!) and yes, even Funiculi Funicula. Truly bedazzling highlights, however, are the two downbeat ballads Mademoiselle De Paree and Fascination. They break the flow as well, but cannot be blamed at all, as they are so enormously languorous, captivating and dreamy that they are among my Space-Age favorites. Hugo Winterhalter’s Goes… Continental is available on vinyl and a remastered digital version.
 
Selections:
01)  Anna
02)  Melody of Spain
03)  A Swedish Rhapsody
04)  Fascination
05)  Wonderland By Night
06)  Funiculi' Funicuula'
07)  The Continental
08)  Greensleeves
09)  Oh, Mein Papa
10)  Never on Sunday
11)  Mademoiselle De Paree
12)  Volare

01  -   Grunchy Granola Suite  - Percy Faith  -
02  -   Soolaimon  - Enoch Light  -
03  -   Cracklin'Rosie  - Sammy Kaye  -
04  -   September Morning  - Rundfunk Tanzorchester Berlin  -
05  -   You Don't Bring Me Flowers  - Ferrante & Teicher  -
06  -   Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show  - Hugo Montenegro  -
07  -   Canta Libre  - Roberto Delgado  -
08  -   I Am, I Said  - James Last  -
09  -   Forever In Blue Jeans  - London Philharmonic Orchestra  -
10  -   Shilo  - Kurt Edelhagen  -
11  -   Kentucky Woman  - Les Baxter  -
12  -   Song Sung Blue  - Botticelli  -
13  -   Beautiful Noise  - Norman Candler & Harald Winkler  -
14  -   Walk On Water  - James Last  -
15  -   Holy Holy  - Norrie Paramor  -
16  -   Mr Bojangles  - Ronnie Aldrich  -
17  -   He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  - Kai Warner & his Orchestra  -
18  -   Medley - Dear Father - Be  - Ray Conniff  -
19  -   Sweet Caroline  - Bert Kaempfert  -
20  -   Love On The Rocks  - James Last  -
21  -   Cherry Cherry - Billy May
 1  - Avant toi   -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 2  - Les Comédiens  -   Caravelli  -   
 3  - La Barraka  -   Maurice Larcange  -   
 4  - Camarade  -   Raymond Lefevre  -   
 5  - Mourir D'aimer  -   Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra  -   
 6  - The "I Love You" Song  -   Maurice Larcange  -   
 7  - Desormais  -   Caravelli  -   
 8  - Yesterday When I Was Young  -   Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra  -   
 9  - Que C'est Triste Venise  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 10  - Zwei Gitarren  -   James Last   -   
 11  - You've Let Yourself Go  -   Maurice Larcange  -   
 12  - Dance In The Old Fashioned Way  -   Paul Kuhn  -   
 13  - For Me, Formidable  -   Caravelli  -   
 14  - She  -   Norrie Paramor  -   
 15  - Nous irons a Verone  -   Caravelli  -   
 16  - Take Me With You  -   Maurice Larcange  -   
 17  - La Bohème  -   Caravelli  -   
 18  - Qui (Aznavour)  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 19  - Jezebel  -   Kai Warner  -   
 20  - Et Pourtant  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 
 01  - Summer Holiday  -   Cyril Ornadel    -   
 02  - Devil Woman  -   Greg Francis  -   
 03  - Dreamin'  -   Günter Noris  -   
 04  - Joanna  -   Tony Hatch  -   
 05  - Bachelor Boy  -   Norrie Paramor  -   
 06  - The Twelfth of Never  -   Eric Winstone Orchestra  -   
 07  - Maria no mas  -   Roberto Delgado  -   
 08  - Magic is the Moonlight  -   Marty Gold  -   
 09  - I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)  -   Norrie Paramor  -   
 10  - Do You Want To Dance  -   Baja Marimba Band  -   
 11  - Spanish Harlem  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 12  - Abraham Martin & John  -   Paul Mauriat  -   
 13  - Miss You Nights  -   Acker Bilk  -   
 14  - The Young Ones  -   Norrie Paramor  -   
 15  - Living Doll  -   Franz Lambert  -   
 16  - Sway  -   Les Reed  -   
 17  - We Don't Talk Anymore  -   Cliff Carpenter  -   
 18  - Congratulations  -   Joe Loss and His Orchestra  -   
 19  - Mistletoe And Wine  -   Caravelli  -   
 20  - Finders Keepers  -   Norrie Paramor  -  

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 05 - 2018

Datum: 09-03-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week05-2018

Great Shall We Dance compilation. Thanks!

Datum: 15-02-2018

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 5

A fantastic collection Harry and team. Thanks particularly for the RD collections!

Datum: 02-02-2018

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 5

Thanks for all of the compilations. A little bit of everything equals a lot of entertainment.

Datum: 28-01-2018

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 5

Compilations for this week are excellent. Also choice of Neil Diamond's songs and Charles Aznavour in instrumental versions are beautiful.

Thank's Harry and LL team.

Datum: 27-01-2018

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 5

Oh boy., bad time trying to download from Lounge Legends this week., hope no one else had the problem. Maybe Zippyshare is doing all it can to keep the bad stuff off it's website, but it's not good enough, unfortunately.
Ok, looks like a special week for music from LL., I'll have some fun tonight listening to the tunes.
Many thanks to all who make this weekly music trip an excursion into ecstasy for the ears.. and of course to Gunther who apparently is a lover of Cliff Carpenter's arrangements, and has amassed all of that artists' releases, happily for me. Tunes, I've looked forward to hearing the entire week. Many thanks to all the wonderful folks who put so much time into this website., and especially to Harry who without his imagination and tireless work, we on the other side would not every week get to download this truly beautiful music!
Ed, from a chilly Tennessee

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