WEEK 07 - 2018

Love is all
Valentine Special 2018
79:51 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. James Last - All you need is love / 04:18
2. Johnny Douglas - Love changes everything (from ''Aspects of love'') / 04:10
3. Kai Warner - Crazy little thing called love / 02:16
4. Lawrence Welk - If I love you / 02:01
5. Living Strings - Put a little love in your heart / 03:18
6. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The greatest love of all / 04:54
7. Percy Faith - Our love / 02:23
8. Orchester Konrad Grewe - Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben / 01:37
9. Simon Park & His Orchestra - Sea of love / 02:25
10. Ray Davies - Historia de un amor / 02:39
11. Gerhard Narholz - For lovers only / 03:17
12. Bert Kaempfert - I'm in love / 02:39
13. Chris Bruhn - Liebeskummer lohnt sich nicht / 03:13
14. Joe Kennedy Orchestra - A world of love / 02:33
15. Orquestra Serenata Tropical - I love you baby / 01:50
16. Norrie Paramor - I need to be in love / 03:31
17. The John Parker Orchestra - Love is the reason / 03:13
18. Richard Marino and his orchestra - Lover / 02:28
19. Cliff Carpenter - Dich zu lieben / 03:43
20. The Pete Moore Orchestra - All you get from love is a love song / 03:03
21. The Romantic Strings Orchestra - I honestly love you / 04:48
22. Tony Osborne - I've got my love to keep me warm / 02:37
23. White String Orchestra - I want to know what love is / 03:35
24. Syd Dale - When I fall in love / 02:31
25. Caravelli - Love me, please love me / 02:59
26. Les Reed - Love is all / 03:39

 Live in der Waldbühne (Berlin 1982)
 
 01  - Medleys Can't Stop The Music  -     
 02  -  Frank's Theme  -     
 03  -  Root Beer Rag  -     
 04  - Rose From The South  -     
 05  -  Star Wars  -     
 06  - The Long And Winding Road  -     
 07  - The German Suite  -     
 08  - Medleys Chicken Reel Turkey In The Straw  -     
 09  -  Medleys The Birdie Song Spatzenkonzert  -     
 10  - Knock On Wood  -     
 11  - Que Sera  -     
 12  - Games That Lovers Play  -  

Werner Müller 
Werner Müller auf großer Europa-Tournee
 
 01 -  Berlin: Das Ist Die Berliner/Das Ist Der Früling Von Berlin/Durch Berlin Fließt Immer Noch Die Spree  - 
 02 -  Hamburg: Auf Der Reeperbahn Nachts Um Halb Eins/Sonntag Nacht Auf Der Reeperbahn  - 
 03 -  Copenhagen: Copenhagen Polka/Ciopenhagen Carousel  - 
 04 -  Amsterdam: Tulips From Amsterdam/Holzschuhtanz  - 
 05 -  Lisbon: In Old Lisbon (Lisbon Antigua)/Lisboa Nova  - 
 06 -  Paris: Ca... C'est Paris/Where Is Your Heart (The Song From Moulin Rouge)/Da Geh Ich Zu Maxim  - 
 07 -  Vienna: Foxtrott medley  - 
 08 -  Munich: Münchner Kindl/In München Steht Ein Hofbräuhaus  - 
 09 -  Unknown Title  - 
 10 -  Naples: Am Golf Von Neapel/O Mia Bella Napoli  - 
 11 -  Capri: Caprifischer/Isle Of Capri  - 
 12 -  Rome: Three Coins In The Fountain/Rome By Night/ Arrivederci, Roma  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
We Love To Love (1990)
 
 1 -  We Love To Love  - 
 2 -  Nothing Compares 2U  - 
 3 -  Love Is Such A Lonely Sword  - 
 4 -  Crazy For You  - 
 5 -  Santa Lucia - Ciao  - 
 6 -  Remember Connie  - 
 7 -  Burning Sky  - 
 8 -  Whirlpool In My Girlschool  - 
 9 -  Dich zu lieben  - 
 10 -  Verdammt, ich lieb' dich  - 
 11 -  Katharina  - 
 12 -  Remember Me  - 
 13 -  Auf einer Wolke  - 
 14 -  Heut geht's uns gut  - 
 15 -  Hallo, Frau Nachbarin  - 
 16 -  Herzilein  - 

André Moss 
Gouden Successen 
 01 -  La Paloma  - 
 02 -  Let The Bouzoukis Play 
 03 -  Raunchy  - 
 04 -  La Paloma  - 
 05 -  Oh, Mein Papa 
 06 -  Rosita-My Spanish Rose-Ella 
 07 -  Sail Along Silvery Moon 
 08 -  Wheels 
 09 -  Sombras 
 10 -  Sylvia's Wedding 

Botho Lucas Chor 
Highway of Songs
 
 1 -  The High and the Mighty / Brazil / Andalucia  - 
 2 -  Der Sommerwind / East of the Sun  - 
 3 -  Mexikanische Nächte / Mexico  - 
 4 -  Home on the Range / My Bonnie / Ol' Man River / Down by the Riverside  - 
 5 -  Moon River / Magic Is the Moonlight / Fly Me to the Moon  - 
 6 -  Vaya con dios / Song of the Islands / Traumboot der Liebe  - 
 7 -  Poinciana / Speak Low / Besame Mucho  - 
 8 -  Doswidania / Schwarze Augen / Katjuscha / Das einsame Glöcklein / Kalinka  - 
 9 -  Guantanamera / La Paloma / Good Night Ladies  - 
 

The Longines Symphonette 
Brass Voices 5
 
 501 -  A Man Without Love  - 
 502 -  Easy Come, Easy Go  - 
 503 -  I Believe In Music  - 
 504 -  Hey Girl  - 
 505 -  Turn Around, Look At Me  - 
 506 -  A Horse With No Name  - 
 507 -  Hey There, Lonely Girl  - 
 508 -  The Right Thing To Do  - 
 509 -  Secretly  - 
 510 -  Up. Up And Away  - 

Sammy Kaye 
Dancing On A Silken Cloud
 
 1 -  The Nearness Of You  - 
 2 -  With Every Breath I Take  - 
 3 -  Isn't It Romantic  - 
 4 -  Young At Heart  - 
 5 -  Accent On Youth  - 
 6 -  You're My Everything  - 
 7 -  My Silent Love  - 
 8 -  Mona Lisa  - 
 9 -  Cocktails For Two  - 
 10 -  June In January  - 
 11 -  I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin'  - 
 12 -  It's Funny To Everyone But Me  - 
 

Roy Etzel
Hit-Discothek 3
 
 01 -  Paloma Blanca  - 
 02 -  Und hinterher, da nehm ich dich in meine Arme  - 
 03 -  Brazil  - 
 04 -  Schiess die Augen, wenn du gluecklich bist  - 
 05 -  Der letzte Sirtaki (Komm Melina tanz mit mir)  - 
 06 -  Baby, spiel nicht immer die Lady  - 
 07 -  Dolannes Melodie  - 
 08 -  Shame, Shame, Shame  - 
 09 -  I Can't Get Rich Of It  - 
 10 -  Du wirst wieder tanzen geh'n  - 
 11 -  Eine kleine Schweizerin (La Petite Suisse)  - 
 12 -  Ein neuer Morgen  - 
 13 -  Adios  - 
 14 -  Feelings  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC
Sentimental Songs That Will Live Forever 3
 
 1 -  They Long to Be (Close to You)  - Joe Reisman & Orch.  - 
 2 -  Mr. Sandman  - John Gregory Orchestra & Chorus  - 
 3 -  Everybody Loves Somebody  - Joe Reisman & Orch. & Chorus  - 
 4 -  Easter Parade  - New Christy Minstrels, The  - 
 5 -  Swanee  - King Sisters/Frank DeVol, The  - 
 6 -  If I Didn't Care  - Lamplighters/Dick Grove, The  - 
 7 -  I'll Get by  - The Dreamers/Ron Pleydell  - 
 8 -  Peg O' My Heart  - The Dreamers/Ray Monk  - 
 9 -  Button Up Your Overcoat  - King Sisters/Frank De Vol, The  - 
 10 -  Mrs. Robinson  - Good Guys/Dick Grove, The  - 
 11 -  People  - Rosemary Squires, Ken Thorne  - 
 12 -  As Time Goes by  - Jo Stafford & Pied Pipers; Paul Weston Orchestra  - 
 13 -  I Only Have Eyes for You  - Margaret Whiting /David Whitaker  - 
 14 -  I Had the Craziest Dream  - Harry James - Helen Forrest  - 
 15 -  The Man I Love  - Sandy Stewart/Alan Copeland  - 
 16 -  Bali Ha'I  - Julie Dawn/Roland Shaw  - 
 17 -  The Man That Got Away  - Joyce Weston/Wally Stott  - 
 18 -  My Funny Valentine  - Helen Forrest, Alan Copeland Orch.  - 
 19 -  I Wish I Didn't Love You So  - Beverly Kelly & Allen Copeland Singers/Johnny Lawrence  - 
 20 -  Send in the Clowns  - Stella Moray/Roland Shaw  - 

Horst Jankowski 
With Love (1967)
 
 1 -  A1 Moon River  - 
 2 -  A2 Hello Dolly  - 
 3 -  A3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)  - 
 4 -  A4 Yesterday  - 
 5 -  A5 A Man And A Woman  - 
 6 -  A6 Music To Watch Girls By  - 
 7 -  B1 Spanish Flea  - 
 8 -  B2 Days of Wine and Roses  - 
 9 -  B3 Lara's Theme  - 
 10 -  B4 I Will Wait For You  - 
 11 -  B5 A Lover's Concerto  - 

Berdien Stenberg 
12 1/2 Jaar
 
 01 -  Rondo Russo - Vivace - Morning Mood - Minuet - Finale - Firedance  - 
 02 -  Danzas Españolas  - 
 03 -  Eine kleine Nachtmusik  - 
 04 -  Clarinetconcert - Thema Out Of Africa  - 
 05 -  Voi che sapete  - 
 06 -  Alleluja  - 
 07 -  Rondo Alla Turca  - 
 08 -  Dokoka De Haru Ga - Natsu No Omoide - Sato No Aki - Pechika  - 
 09 -  Les oiseaux tristes du Zuiderzee  - 
 10 -  Concerto pour une voix  - 
 11 -  Une fille de tous les pays - Dominique - Le printemps  - 
 12 -  Roses From The South  - 
 13 -  Un jour un enfant - Cent mille chansons  - 

Morton Gould & His Orchestra 
Goodnight Sweetheart
 
 01 -  Tea For Two  - 
 02 -  Make Believe  - 
 03 -  What Is There To Say  - 
 04 -  Soft Light And Sweet Music  - 
 05 -  Beyond The Sea (La Mer)  - 
 06 -  I Can't Get Started  - 
 07 -  September Song  - 
 08 -  Through Your Eyes To Your Heart  - 
 09 -  My Ship  - 
 10 -  Let's Put Out The Lights  - 
 11 -  Goodnight Sweetheart  - 
 

Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra 
Play's Today's Best
 
 1 -  Stranger On Shore  - 
 2 -  Desafinado  - 
 3 -  What Kind Of Fool Am I?  - 
 4 -  Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Of Summer  - 
 5 -  I Left My In Sun Francisco  - 
 6 -  Alley Cat  - 
 7 -  The Sweetest Sounds  - 
 8 -  Fly Me To The Moon  - 
 9 -  Days Of Wine And Roses  - 
 10 -  I Will Follow You  - 
 11 -  Our Day Will Come  - 
 12 -  The Good Life  - 

 READERS DIGEST MUSIC
THE FABULOUS GUITAR 2
 
 1 -  Magic Moments  - Francis Goya  - 
 2 -  Here, There And Everywhere  - Chet Atkins & Cam Mullins  - 
 3 -  Try A Little Tenderness  - Francis Goya  - 
 4 -  Scarborough Fair  - Ricky King  - 
 5 -  Beautiful Värmeland  - Francis Goya  - 
 6 -  The Green Leaves Of Summer  - Bill McElhiney  - 
 7 -  You Belong To My Heart  - Francis Goya  - 
 8 -  Yellow Bird  - Jorge Morel  - 
 9 -  Akseli's And Elina's Wedding Waltz  - Francis Goya  - 
 10 -  Midnight  - Chet Atkins & Cam Mullins  - 
 11 -  Don't Cry For Me, Argentina  - Francis Goya  - 
 12 -  I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You  - Dominique De Marcis  - 
 13 -  Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman  - Francis Goya  - 
 14 -  Somewhere, My Love  - Chet Atkins & Cam Mullins  - 
 15 -  Mona Lisa  - Francis Goya  - 
 16 -  Quelques Notes Pour Anna  - Dominique De Marcis  - 
 17 -  Autumn Song  - Francis Goya  - 
 18 -  Alhambra  - Ricky King  - 
 19 -  Ave Maria No Morro  - Francis Goya  - 
 20 -  Le Rêve (Jeux Interdits)  - Ricky King  - 
 21 -  The Old Rowan Tree  - Francis Goya  - 
 22 -  Aranjuez  - Ricky King  - 
 23 -  Always In My Heart  - Francis Goya  - 

Jan Garber 
The Best Of
 
 1 -  Pennies From Heaven  - 
 2 -  I'll See You In My Dreams  - 
 3 -  When I Fall In Love  - 
 4 -  Girl Of My Dreams  - 
 5 -  When My Dreamboat Comes Home  - 
 6 -  Love  - 
 7 -  I Will Wait For You  - 
 8 -  I'll Never Smile Again  - 
 9 -  Wonderful One  - 
 10 -  Danke Schoen  - 

Percy Faith 
New Thing
 
 1 -  Hill Where The Lord Hides  - 
 2 -  Washington Square  - 
 3 -  Theme from ''Serpico''  - 
 4 -  Stranger On The Shore  - 
 5 -  Land Of A Thousand Dances  - 
 6 -  Euterpe  - 
 7 -  The Way We Were  - 
 8 -  Pelican Dance  - 
 9 -  Eres tu  - 
 10 -  Skybird  - 
 11 -  Angelica  - 

 READERS DIGEST MUSIC
Popular Music Hit Parade 3
 
A GERSHWIN SERENADE
 301 -  Who Cares  - Peter Parker At The Piano With Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 302 -  Liza  - Peter Parker At The Piano With Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 303 -  How Long Has This Been Going On  - Peter Parker At The Piano With Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 304 -  Do-Do-Do  - Peter Parker At The Piano With Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 305 -  Swanee  - Peter Parker At The Piano With Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 306 -  Do It Again  - Peter Parker At The Piano With Marty Paich And His Orchestra  - 
 THE INSINUATING BOSSA NOVA
307 -  Speak Low  - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 308 -  Surfboard  - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 309 -  Desafinado (Vocal By Vic Damone)  - Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra  - 
 310 -  Where Or When  - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 311 -  The Look Of Love  - Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra  - 
 312 -  Summer Samba  - Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC 
Soft and Soothing Moods [Disc 3/3]
 
 1 -  The Very Thought of You  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 2 -  Embraceable You  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 3 -  I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 4 -  Red Sails in the Sunset  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening  - Terry Harrington  - 
 6 -  Long Ago (and Far Away)  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 7 -  Yours  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 8 -  But Beautiful  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 9 -  They say It's Wonderful  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 10 -  Far Away Places  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  Stranger On The Shore  - Reader's Digest  - 
 12 -  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - Acker Bilk  - 
 13 -  We've Only Just Begun  - Acker Bilk  - 
 15 -  I Left My Heart in San Francisco  - Acker Bilk  - 
 16 -  You'll Never Know  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 17 -  The More I See You  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 18 -  My Foolish Heart  - Terry Harrington & His Orchestra  - 
 19 -  Feelings  - Pierre Belmonde & Orchestra  - 
 20 -  You Don't Bring Me Flowers  - Pierre Belmonde & Orchestra  - 
 21 -  Time to Say Goodbye  - Damian Luca And His Orchestra  - 

101 Strings 
The Best Of The Best Of 101 Strings
 
 1 -  Memory from ''Cats''  - 
 2 -  New York, New York  - 
 3 -  Scarborough Fair  - 
 4 -  Strangers In The Night  - 
 5 -  Moonlight Love  - 
 6 -  Begin The Beguine  - 
 7 -  A Taste Of Soul  - 
 8 -  Summertime  - 
 9 -  Nancy's Song  - 
 10 -  Stardust  - 
 11 -  Manhattan Rhapsody  - 
 12 -  Montmarte  - 
 

The Longines Symphonette 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head 2
 
 01 -  Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  - 
 02 -  As Long As There's An Apple Tree  - 
 03 -  This Guy's In Love With You  - 
 04 -  Don't Go Breaking My Heart  - 
 05 -  Magic Moments  - 
 06 -  Let The Music Play  - 
 07 -  Only Love Can Break A Heart  - 
 08 -  What's New Pussycat  - 
 09 -  Story Of My Life  - 
 10 -  Paper Mache  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC 
Tijuana - Fun With The Mexican Brass
 
BRASS WITH A BEAT
 301 -  It Makes No Difference  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 302 -  Galveston  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 303 -  Perdido  - Joe Reisman And His Orchestra  - 
 304 -  Cherish  - Johnny Harris And His Orchestra  - 
 305 -  Here, There And Everywhere  - Pete King And His Orchestra  - 
 306 -  You Were On My Mind  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
PEANUTS AND TRUMPETS
 307 -  Sukiyaki  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 308 -  Zambesi  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 309 -  Peanuts  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 310 -  Pata Pata  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 
 311 -  Numero Cinco  - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra  - 
 312 -  Zazueira  - David Whitaker And His Orchestra  - 

John Williams
Boston Pops Orchestra 
The Very Best [Disc 3]
 
 1 -  Ebb Tide  - 
 2 -  More  - 
 3 -  Here You Come Again  - 
 4 -  Unchained Melody  - 
 5 -  The Girl From Panema  - 
 6 -  Theme From Summer Of '42  - 
 7 -  Friendly Persuasion  - 
 8 -  Where Is Your Heart? (From Moulin Rouge)  - 
 9 -  Love Is A Many Splendored Thing  - 
 10 -  Never On Sunday  - 
 11 -  La Bamba  - 
 12 -  Danny Boy  - 
 13 -  American Medley  - 
 14 -  Tuxedo Junction  - 
 15 -  Fiddler On The Roof Medley  - 
 16 -  Ciribiribin  - 
 

John Sidney 
Piano 03
 
  -  The Doll Dance  - 
  -  Night and Day  - 
  -  When You and I Were Young Maggie  - 
  -  Reily Ace of Spies Theme (from Tv serie)  - 
  -  Green Eyes  - 
  -  It's A Sin to Tell A Lie  - 
  -  I Got Rhythm  - 
  -  My Blue Heaven  - 
  -  I'm in the Mood for Love  - 
  -  I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen  - 
  -  A Nightingale Sangs in Berkeley Square  - 
  -  Cheek to Cheek  - 
  -  Harbour Light  - 
  -  Amazing Grace  - 
  -  At the Balalaika  - 
  -  People Will Say We're in Love  - 
  -  Bye Bye Blackbird  - 
  -  Upstairs Downstairs  - 
  -  I've Grown Accustomed to You Face  - 
  -  Have I Told You Lately That I Love You  - 
  -  Isle of Capri  - 
  -  Medley 1: Shine on Harvest Moon; Honeysuckle and the Bee; Love Letters in the Sand  - 
  -  Boulevar of Broken Dreams  - 
  -  Sweet Sue Just You  - 
  -  If I Give My Heart to You  - 
  -  Medley 2:For Me and My Gal;If You Were the Only Girl in the World;Pretty Girl; In the Merry Mont of May; Well Meet Again  - 
  -  Moonlight Cocktail   - 

Les Baxter, 
his Chorus and Orchestra 
Tamboo!
 
Les Baxter's Tamboo! is another important pre-Exotica album, making him the Regent of a musical country that wasn't formed until 1957 with Martin Denny's Exotica record. Still, Baxter delivers a pitch-perfect rendition of entirely original Exotica tunes that soon became classics in the years following this release of 1956. Tamboo! contains the common 12 tracks and is a mixed bag in that it shuttles between several styles, moods and countries which can be considered a major flaw – see the final paragraph of this review for a more detailed exemplification.
 
 
Don't be scared away due to my spoilsport words, though! Baxter delivers melodious and even mysterious songs, and the audio quality is gorgeous. An important inclusion is the large choir that allows more efficient cinematic setups and majestic vistas. Another unexpected oddity is the restrictive use of many exotic instruments, primarily the sitar. You crave for more once you hear it, but all in all, it's featured less than 30 seconds on the whole album. And to the surprise of many listeners, Baxter includes one or two very soothing tunes that purposefully lack the pompousness and vividness found in the remaining tracks. Read about 10 songs off Tamboo! in the following paragraphs and about its rather dubious context in the last paragraph if you're interested in a minor excursion into music THEORY and history.
The first track is called Simba, and it immediately shows Baxter's approach of intermingling supposedly African percussion and a savage-like choir with Hollywood ingredients such as piano chords, brass backings, cascading harps and xylophone glints. However, the mood is far from ritualistic but is rather jolly and cinematic. Only the last 20 seconds offer a change of pace with hectical congas and percussive bits.
 
 
 
Oasis Of Dakhla comes next and is a gorgeous song, even though it is not pompous or glitzy. Gently shaken maracas and a carefully humming choir make for an unexpectedly quiet and laid back song. A distinct flute plays in unison with reduced strings, and cascading harps add pompousness to the song. The LAST MINUTE consists of fast rattles and a freely flowing flute melody. This is a perfect and rather unusual Baxter track to my mind, for the mood is never destroyed or altered by overly humongous instrument sections. The atmosphere is retained, and the song somehow does depict the setting of an oasis marvelously. If you prefer Baxter's string washes and percussive songs, you might find Oasis Of Dakhla rather dull. To me, it's exactly this non-clichéd, original approach that makes this song so effective.
 
Next is Maracaibo, and it's a Baxter song by the numbers with playful harp slaps, undermining trumpet bits, polyphonous piano additions and vividly shimmering string sections. All of these instruments paint a sunny scenery of the bustling port town, somewhat breaking the overarching concept shown on the front cover. Tehran is the next destination, and its Middle Eastern flavor is perceptible right from the beginning with a bass flute played in a mysterious style, accompanied by shaking tambourines. An effective addition are the slightly cacophonous piano and clarinet bits that further amplify the alienating soundscape for Baxter's contemporary listeners. The percussion increases in volume, deeply rumbling orchestra drums and muffled bongos enhance the tension, and the second-long inclusion of a sitar is far too short, as is the humming choir near the end.
 
 
Havana is a quickly-paced and lively rendition of the Cuban capitol, but don't expect a Latin approach, as Baxter's piece could be titled entirely differently, as the mood is totally independent of any Cuban spirit: Harp dots and wildly joyful string sections are the main ingredients of this song. Yet again the topos of Africa (as suggested on the frontcover) is further away than ever, but the song is vibrant and melodious.
 
 
Mozambique starts with rattles, arcane claves and backing bongos. A bass flute is playing fastly, but it is after almost 90 seconds when the song shifts boldly and changes the gentle percussion threefoldly, first by adding tempo to it, then by increasing the tempo once more for the second time. The result is a tribal percussion that is accompanied by gorgeous marimba bursts, xylophone sprinkles and the most beautiful harp melodies on the whole album. Finally, the percussion gets conga-driven and is taversed by glistening and reverberated marimba sections and a final section of majestic brass sounds. Mozambique offers basically 4 songs in 1, and all parts are clearly divided. Since this song is rather short, the sequence of these sections moves by too fast and is seemingly arbitrary, but on the other hand, the faux-African flavor is finally re-introduced.
 
Wotuka starts with the humming male choir and bongo percussion before a bright staccato melody with harps and xylophones is added. Quavering flutes and strings add majesty, as is the choir who is humming much higher then. Curiously, it is the last 12 seconds or so that are among the best of the album, with a terrifically droning dark piano note and additional bongos, delivering a good counterpart to brightly coruscating harps. Another song worth mentoning is Batumba, as it not just broadens the spectrum of the album by adding a curiously foggy and mysterious mood, but is also a distinctive entity in Baxter's exotic oeuvre. The flute force plays a remarkably gloomy melody, but the piano dots, harps and sitars dampen the mystique quite a bit. A song which is one of a kind, even by Baxter's standards. One of his greatest songs ever, absolutely catchy despite the omission of strings and the missing vocabulary for an adequate description.
 
 
Rio returns to sunny lands with its main focus on broad strings, brass backings, a rising tempo and jolly flute bits, while the final Zambezi is keen on using the choir to its fullest force. The melody is first hummed by the choir only, with only bongos and maracas accompanying it. Later, a flute takes over and orchestra bells underline the fanfarous mood. The second half of the song adds vivid percussion and a sky-high choir whose hummings are enhanced by brass sections. To my pleasure, the last 30 seconds consist of various percussive bits, ending the album on the tribal note that is promised by the cover.
 
 
Yes, the majority of Tamboo!'s songs is catchy, and the production is as flawless as the variety of instruments. And yet I have to nitpick certain presentation-related aspects: why do the album's liner notes put the drums into the limelight when they are clearly not the main ingredient – take Don Ralke's album The Savage And The Sensuous Bongos as a proper example where the drums are tremendously important. And why the insistence of delivering romantic songs when the results aren't romantic at all, APART from Oasis Of Dakhla, Maracaibo and Havana? If you solely care about the music, you will shrug your shoulders and move on with your life, sure. And yes indeed, the liner notes don't destroy the music itself. However, the album artwork and the title Tamboo! somewhat degrade the offering by evoking tribal sceneries of African and Polynesian origin, but delivering a lackluster cocktail of both flavors.
 
Havana sums up what is wrong about the connection between track title, the listener's expectation and Baxter's respective song. The title wakes certain expectations – Latin brass blasts with castanets and playful bongos –, which are then undermined by Baxter's delivery of technicolored strings and mellow harps, destroying any remnants of stereotypes. You see, there's nothing wrong with the music as long as you don't focus on the context and the album's surroundings. Only then the interested listener spots something wrong in regard to the offered tracklist; it's not the fake presentation of Africa and Polynesia, for this kind of falseness is very much expected and embraced by Exotica lovers. No, it's solely about the discongruence between the liner notes, the track titles, the front artwork … oh, and Baxter's music. I almost forgot about the music! Seriously though, the music is vivid and entirely original. Oasis Of Dakhla and Batumba are fantastic compositions, and the rest is similarly charming, although his bombastic string ensemble isn't heard that often on this record. Without further ado: Baxter fans will be pleased with the music, and that, in the end, is the most important thing.
 
 
 
Exotica Review 046: Les Baxter – Tamboo! (1956).
 Originally published on Mar. 17, 2012 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 01  - Simba  -     
 02  - Oasis of Dakhla  -     
 03  - Maracaibo  -     
 04  - Tehran  -     
 05  - Pantan  -     
 06  - Havana  -     
 07  - Mozambique  -     
 08  - Wotuka  -     
 09  - Cuchibamba  -     
 10  - Batumba  -     
 11  - Rio  -     
 12  - Zambezi  -     

01    -  The Best Of My Love  - James Last  -    
02    -  To all the girls I've loved before  - Raymond Lefévre  -    
03    -  The Way I Love You  - Bert Kaempfert  -    
04    -  The Look Of Love  - Billy May  -    
05    -  Love's Theme       - Andy Williams  -    
06    -  Everybody Loves Somebody   - Max Greger  -    
07    -  For Lovers Only  - Addy Flor & his Orchestra  -    
08    -  Love Story  - Norman Candler  -    
09    -  Love Me Tender  - Cyril Stapleton    -    
10    -  Can't Stop Loving You  - Sammy Kaye  -    
12    -  Theme For Young Lovers  - Percy Faith  -    
13    -  Never My Love  - The Anita Kerr Singers  -    
14    -  Love Is Blue  - Les Baxter  -    
15    -  Feel Like Making Love  - Enoch Light  -    
16    -  Love you more  - Laccorda en Cor Bakker  -    
17    -  Love Is All (1st Arr)  - Les Reed  -    
18    -  Love Ballad  - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra  -    
11    -  Temptation  - Geoff Love & his Orchestra  -    
19    -  This Guy's In Love With You  - Chaquito  -    
20    -  Games That Lovers Play  - Andre Kostelanetz  -    
21    -  And I Love You So  - Manuel and the Music of The Mountains  -    
22    -  What I Did For Love  - Living Voices  -    
23    -  And I love her  - Alfred Hause und sein großes Tango-Orchester  -    
24    -  How deep is your love  - Caravelli  -    
25    -  Put A Little Love In Your Heart  - Dave Pell Singers  -    
26    -  The Love Hustle  - Tony Hatch  -    
27    -  Love Me Tonight  - Werner Müller  -    
28    -  You Light Up My Life (Album Version)  - Ray Conniff  -    
29    -  Looking Through The Eyes of Love  - Botticelli Orchestra  -    
30    -  My Funny Valentine  - Michael Buble  -    

 01  - Kiss of Fire  -   Hugo Strasser  -   
 02  - Kiss an Angel  -   Frank Chacksfield Orchestra  -   
 03  - Kiss Me Goodbye  -   Les Reed  -   
 04  - Save Your Kisses  -   Jose Marcello  -   
 05  - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now  -   Mantovani  -   
 06  - Born With A Kiss  -   Norman Candler & Harald Winkler  -   
 07  - Kissin' On The Beach  -   Ladi Geisler  -   
 08  - Kiss Her Once With Feeling  -   Bert Kaempert  -   
 09  - Kiss Me  -   Maurice André  -   
 10  - Sealed With a Kiss  -   The Hollyridge Strings  -   
 11  - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine  -   Henry Jerome  & His Orchestra  -   
 12  - Kiss Me, Honey, Honey, Kiss Me  -   James Last  -   
 13  - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye  -   Il Novecento  -   
 14  - Kiss and Say Goodbye  -   Caravelli  -   
 15  - Kiss Me Goodbye  -   Ray Conniff  -   
 16  - Last Kiss  -    Georges Delagaye Orchestra  -   
 17  - A Kiss To Build A Dream On  -   Kurt Edelhagen  -   
 18  - Kiss Me  -   Caravelli  -   
 19  - Kiss Me Quick  -   Franz Lambert  -   
 20  - Kissing Bridge  -   Living Voices  -   
 21  - Kissin' Cousins  -   Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra  -   
 22  - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me  -   John Fox  -   
 23  - Don't Talk Just Kiss  -   Franz Lambert  -   
 24  - Just A Little Kiss  -   Berry Lipman  -   
 25  - Kiss Me Good Night  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 26  - When I Kissed The Teacher  -   Arthur Greenslade  -   
 27  -  You've Never Kissed Her  -   Derek and Ray   -   
 28  - Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 29  - Kiss me slow  -   Günter Noris & Gala Big Band;  -   
 30  - Kiss  -   Max Raabe & Palast Orchester  -   

01  - Erotic Soul  -   Larry Page  -   
 02  - Susan theme -  -    Daniele Patucchi  -   
 03  - Je t'aime moi non plus  -   Waldo de Los Rios  -   
 04  - The Seduction from The American Gigolo  -   Johnny Pearson & His Orchestra  -   
 05  - Taboo  -   Clous van Mechelen  -   
 06  - Sexe  -   Line Renaud  -   
 07  - Sexy Eyes  -   Günter Noris  -   
 08  - Touch Me In The Morning  -   Van Mc Coy & The Soul City Company  -   
 09  - Sexydonna  -   Ennio Morricone  -   
 10  - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?  -   Fantastic Sounds Orchestra  -   
 11  - Midnight Sex  -   Peter Thomas  -   
 12  - I Feel Love  -   Paul Mauriat  -   
 13  - Gin and It  -   Fausto Papetti  -   
 14  - Everything you always wanted to know about sex . . . but were afraid to ask  -   Ferrante and Teicher  -   
 15  - Sexy  -   Enoch Light  -   
 16  - Love To Love You Baby.  -   Caravelli  -   
 17  - Sounds Of Love  -   Tony Hatch  -   
 18  - Soft And Sexy  -   The Biddu Orchestra  -   
 19  - The Sex Symbol.  -   Henry Mancini  -   
 20  - Let's Talk About Sex  -   Franz Lambert  -   
 21  - Sex World  -   Berry Lipman  -   
 22  - Under the influence of love  -   Alfie Khan Sound Orchestra  -   
 23  - Sexy  -   MFSB  -   
 24  - Get Up I Fell Like Being A Sex Machine  -   Werner Muller  -   
 25  - The Stripper.  -   Henry Mancini  -   
 26  - Sexual Healing  -   James Last  -   
 27  - Music For Night People  -   The Larry Page Orchestra  -   
 28  - Sexy Girl  -   Werner Drexler  -   
 29  - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe  -   Kai Warner  -   
 30  - Erotico Mistico  -   Ennio Morricone  

Billy May 
1939 - 1940
 
 01 -  'Taint What You Do  - 
 02 -  Boy Meets Horn  - 
 03 -  Think of Me Little Daddy  - 
 04 -  Melancholy Lullaby  - 
 05 -  In an Eighteen Century Drawing Room  - 
 06 -  Seven Come Eleven  - 
 07 -  Anitra's Dance  - 
 08 -  And the Angels Sing  - 
 09 -  Opus 5  - 
 10 -  Boogie Woogie Maxixe  - 
 11 -  Uptown Blues  - 
 12 -  G.T. Stomp  - 
 13 -  Slow Freight  - 
 14 -  Day in - Day Out  - 
 15 -  Octoroon  - 
 16 -  Cheatin' On Me (Billy May)  - 
 17 -  Cotton Tail  - 
 18 -  Celery Stalks at Midnight  - 
 19 -  Ain't She Sweet  - 
 20 -  Don't Get Around Much Anymore  - 
 21 -  Honeysuckle Rose  - 
 22 -  Concerto For Trumpet  - 
 23 -  All the Things You Are  - 

Quincy Jones 
From Q, With Love (disc 1)
 
 01 -  Setembro  - Sarah Vaughan, Take 6  - 
 02 -  The Secret Garden  - Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure!, El DeBarge, Siedah Garrett  - 
 03 -  I'm Yours  - Siedah Garrett, El DeBarge  - 
 04 -  Baby, Come To Me  - Patti Austin, James Ingram  - 
 05 -  You Put A Move On My Heart  - Tamia  - 
 06 -  Velas  - Toots Thielamans  - 
 07 -  Moody's Mood For Love  - James Moody, Brian McKnight, Take 6, Rachelle Ferrell  - 
 08 -  Liberian Girl  - Michael Jackson  - 
 09 -  Love Dance  - George Benson  - 
 10 -  One Hundred Ways  - James Ingram  - 
 11 -  Rock With You  - Brandy, Heavy D  - 
 12 -  The Lady In My Life  - Michael Jackson  - 
 13 -  The Shadow Of Your Smile  - Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra  - 
 
From Q, With Love (disc 2)
 
 01 -  How Do You Keep The Music Playing?  - James Ingram, Patti Austin  - 
 02 -  Something I Cannot Have  - Catero  - 
 03 -  Human Nature  - Michael Jackson  - 
 04 -  Everything Must Change  - Benard Ighner  - 
 05 -  I'm Gonna Miss You In The Morning  - Luther Vandross, Patti Austin  - 
 06 -  Everything  - Tevin Campbell  - 
 07 -  Just Once  - James Ingram  - 
 08 -  If This Time Is The Last Time  - Patti Austin  - 
 09 -  Somewhere  - Aretha Franklin  - 
 10 -  Heaven's Girl  - R. Kelly, Ron Isley, Aaron Hall, Charlie Wilson With Naomi Campbell  - 
 11 -  Prelude To The Garden  - Quincy Jones  - 
 12 -  Sax In The Garden  - Barry White, Kirk Whalum  - 
 13 -  At The End Of The Day (Grace)  - Toots Thielemans, Barry White, Mervyn Warren  - 

Jimmy Smith 
Respect
 
 1 -  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy  - 
 2 -  Respect  - 
 3 -  Funky Broadway  - 
 4 -  T-Bone Steak  - 
 5 -  Get Out Of My Life  - 
 

Onderwerp: WEEK 07 - 2018

Datum: 15-03-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week07-2018

Thanks for this week!

Datum: 16-02-2018

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 7

I'm loving the sets this week—thanks Harry and Team. If only iTunes didn't keep changing my album covers!

Datum: 14-02-2018

Door: Edilson dos Santos

Onderwerp: LInk album

Sorry, Harry, the links of the album to download are not arriving for you?

Datum: 12-02-2018

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 7

Thanks for all of the Readers Digest Music.

Datum: 11-02-2018

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 7

Thank's a lot for the instrumentals for this week.

Darko from Croatia

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