WEEK 20 - 2018

MADleys
Volume 32
79:19 - 320 Kb/sec
 
01 James Last "Party time 1" (26:03): Cracklin' Rosie - Rose garden - Ich bin verliebt in die Liebe - The pushbike song,  What have they done to my song, Ma - How do you yo - Amarillo - Schöne Maid - Never ending song of love - Zeig mir den Platz an der Sonne - Butterfly - Un canto a Galicia - Dreams are ten a penny - Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree - Immer wieder Sonntags - Mama Loo - Michaela - Viva España
 
02 Hugo Montenegro - "Mood music fantasy 2" (16:29) The song is you - I've told ev'ry little star -  Night and day - Tea for two - The girl friend - Who - You were meant for me - Singin' in the rain - The lady is a tramp - My funny Valentine - Johnny one note
 
03 Fred Silver Band - "Happy Music for dancing à gogo" (15:45): Blue tango - Schoner Gigolo - Regentropfen - La paloma - Das Madchen Carina - Wenn die Kraniche zieh'en - Das wird in Schonberg - Warte, warte noch ein Weilchen - Bis fruh um Funfe - Uber den Wellen - An der schonen blauen Donau - These boots are made for walking - Dandy - Can't buy me love
 
04 Werner Muller "Europa Tournée 1" (09:35) Amsterdam: Tulips from Amsterdam/Holzschuhtanz - Lisbon: In old Lisbon (Lisbon antigua)/Lisboa nova - Paris: Ca... c'est Paris/Where is your heart (The song from "Moulin Rouge")/Da geh ich zu Maxim - Copenhagen: Copenhagen polka/Copenhagen carousel
 
05 Kai Warner Medley 4 (11:22): Schönes Mädchen aus Arcadia - I'd love you to want me - Angie - La Montanara - La Paloma - Danny Boy - Nutbush city limits - Radar Love
 

I Will Always Love You
 
 1 -  I Will Always Love You  - 
 2 -  Wedding song  - 
 3 -  Love Changes Everything Aus Aspects Of Love  - 
 4 -  Theme from ''Love Story''  - 
 5 -  The Best Of My Love  - 
 6 -  Have I Told You Lately  - 
 7 -  Frag' Den Abendwind  - 
 8 -  You Make Me Feel Brand New  - 
 9 -  Careless Love  - 
 10 -  The way of love  - 
 11 -  What Now My Love  - 
 12 -  I Believe I Can Fly  - 
 13 -  Make This Night Last Forever  - 
 14 -  When A Man Loves A Woman  - 
 15 -  Love must be the reason  - 
 16 -  Lover's Dream  - 
 17 -  Everything I Do I Do It for You  - 
 18 -  Always On My Mind  - 
 19 -  A Man And A Woman  - 
 20 -  Speak Softly, Love  - 
 21 -  Stand By Your Man  - 
 22 -  Games that lovers Play  - 
 23 -  Endless Love - 
 24 -  Hey  - 
 25 -  I Just Called To Say I Love You  - 

Max Greger 
Das Große Weltmeisterschafts-Tanzturnier 2
 
 01 -   Künstlerleben  - 
 02 -  Rosen aus dem Süden  - 
 03 -   Maria aus Bahia  - 
 04 -  Brazil  - 
 05 -  Tennesse Waltz  - 
 06 -  Ramona  - 
 07 -  Moonglow  - 
 08 -  Once In A While  - 
 09 -  Amor Amor Amor  - 
 10 -  Poinciana  - 
 11 -  Blue Tango  - 
 12 -  Kiss of Fire  - 
 13 -  I Want To Be Happy   - 
 14 -  Red Roses For A Blue Lady  - 
 15 -  Three Little Words  - 
 16 -  Tea for Two  - 
DIGITIZED BY ALESSANDRO

Werner Müller 
Music-Box-Favoriten Nr.01 - 07
 
 01 -  Clap Hands-Donna Maria-Eso Es el amor  - 
 02 -  Marina-Carina-Come Prima  - 
 03 -  Souvenirs-Tom Dooley-Macky Messer  - 
 04 -  Morgen-Sweetheart,My Darling,My Dear-Blue Hawaii  - 
 05 -  Oh,oh Rosi-Jambalaya-Rosali,musst nicht weinen  - 
 06 -  Itsy,Bitsy,Teenie Wienie-Mustafa-Ein Schiff wird kommen  - 
 07 -  Milord-Banjo Boy-Freunde fürs Leben  - 
 08 -  Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel-Einen Ring mit zwei-Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen  - 
 09 - Save The Last Dance For Me; Atlantis- 
 10 -  Ich such' dich auf allen Wegen-Muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus-Sucu Sucu  - 
 11 -  Pepe-Adieu,leb wohl,Goodbye-Da sprach der alte Häuptling der Indianer  - 
 12 -  Ramona-Vaya Con Dios-Salome  - 
 13 -  Zuckerpuppe-Der dritte Mann-Babysitter Boogie  - 
 14 -  Schöner fremder Mann-Morgen bist du alle Sorgen los-Hello Mary Lou  - 
 15 -  Pigalle-Sheriff von Arkansas-Der Mann im Mond  - 
 16 -  Hoggy Doggy City-Apache-Danke für die Blumen  - 
 17 -  Popocatepetl Twist-Rock-A-Hula Baby-Peppermint Twist  - 
 18 -  Weiße Rosen aus Athen-Mexico-Lili Marleen  - 
 19 -  Hämmerchen Polka-Geld wie Heu-Sauerkraut Polka  - 
 20 -  Pepito-Midnight In Moscow-Tanze mit mir in den Morgen  - 
 21 -  Heißer Sand-Quando Quando-Caterina  - 
 22 -  Tu mir nicht weh-Eine Rose aus Santa Monica-Aloha Oe  - 
 23 -  Twist Twist-Hawaii Tattoo-Let's Twist Again  - 
 24 -  Einmal weht der Südwind wieder-Schwarze Rose Rosemarie-Ich schau den weißen Wolken nach  - 
 25 -  Speedy Gonzales-St.Tropez Twist-Ya Ya Twist  - 
 26 -  Lady Sunshine und Mr. Moon-Ein Dutzend andre Männer-Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi  - 
 27 -  Rosen sind rot-Mary Rose-Linda  - 
 28 -  Paradiso-Monsieur-Sweety  - 

Percy Faith 
Favorites
 
 01 -   Estrada branca  - 
 02 -   Nao tem problema  - 
 03 -  Reza (Rey-Za)   - 
 04 -  No balanco do jequiba (The butterfly)   - 
 05 -  Midnight at the oasis  - 
 06 -  Everyone's gone to the moon   - 
 07 -  Are you there (with another girl)  - 
 08 -  Samba de Orfeu  - 
 09 -  Everything's alright  - 
 10 -   What I'll do  - 
 11 -  Dream your dream  - 
 12 -  My love  - 
 13 -  Hurting each other  - 
 14 -  Pillow talk  - 
 15 -  Don't let me be lonely tonight  - 
 16 -  Moody  - 
 17 -  Pilate's dream  - 
 18 -  Brian's song  - 
 19 -  Tears or sighs  - 
 20 -  Niizuma kagami  - 
 21 -  Love Theme from 'Mary Queen of Scots'  - 
 22 -  See you around  - 
 23 -  Make it easy on yourself  - 
 24 -  Send in the clowns  - 

Tanz mal wieder - Folge 1
Orchester Rudi Bohn
Signal 180 081.7
1983 Re-release
 
01. Snowbird - Quickstep
 
02. La journée - Quickstep
 
03. Roses of Picardy - Slow waltz
 
04. Velvet dreams - Slow waltz
 
05. El choclo - Tango
 
06. La cumparsita - Tango
 
07. La estrella - Cha cha cha
 
08. Killing me softly with his song - Rumba
 
09. El bimbo - Samba
 
10. Rock around the clock - Rock 'n' roll
 
11. Tränen lügen nicht - Slowfoxtrot
 
12. Schneewalzer - Viennese waltz

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

Artie Kane 
Henry Mancini presents
Artie Kane plays Organ!
 
 01 -  Honky Tonk Train  - 
 02 -  Days Of Wine And Roses  - 
 03 -  Easy Come, Easy Go  - 
 04 -  Smooch  - 
 05 -  Killer Joe  - 
 06 -  Baubles, Bangles And Beads  - 
 07 -  Stolen Sweets  - 
 08 -  What Now My Love  - 
 09 -  Shades  - 
 10 -  Mr. Lucky.  - 

Baja Marimba Band 
Watch out
 
 01 -  Portuguese washerwomen  - 
 02 -  The More I See You  - 
 03 -  Sabor a mi  - 
 04 -  Yours  - 
 05 -  Cast your Fate to the Wind  - 
 06 -  Somewhere my Love  - 
 07 -  Gay Ranchero  - 
 08 -  Spanish Moss  - 
 09 -  Telephone Song  - 
 10 -  Tom  - 
 11 -  Ghost Riders  - 
 12 -  Sunny  (Bonus tk tony Mottola)  - 
 

Lex de Azevedo 
Back Home Again
 
 01 -  Two Less Lonely People in the World  - 
 02 -  When I Wanted You  - 
 03 -  Ticket to Ride  - 
 04 -  Arthur's Theme  - 
 05 -  I'm Gonna Sit Right Down  - 
 06 -  If the Love Fits, Wear It  - 
 07 -  Babe  - 
 08 -  Here, There & Everywhere  - 
 09 -  Shangri-La  - 
 10 -  Walk Right Back  - 
 11 -  Dancing Queen  - 
 12 -  Blowin' in the Wind  - 
 13 -  Monday, Monday  - 
 14 -  My Guy  - 
 15 -  Back Home Again  - 

Various Artists
Melodies To Remember 
Timeless Romantic Favourites [Disc 1]
 
 1 -  01 - As Time Goes By  - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra  - 
 2 -  02 - Strangers In The Night  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  - 
 3 -  03 - Speak Softly, Love  - James Last  - 
 4 -  04 - She  - Acker Bilk  - 
 5 -  05 - Bewitched  - Mantovani  - 
 6 -  06 - Begin the Beguine  - Percy Faith & His Orchestra  - 
 7 -  07 - Fly Me To The Moon  - James Last Orchestra  - 
 8 -  08 - Blue Tango  - Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 9 -  09 - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  - Henry Mancini, His Piano And Orchestra  - 
 10 -  10 - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  11 - Close To You  - Richard Clayderman  - 
 12 -  12 - La Vie En Rose  - Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 13 -  13 - Blue Moon  - Percy Faith  - 
 14 -  14 - Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart  - Acker Bilk  - 
 15 -  15 - Take My Love  - Mantovani  - 
 16 -  16 - Moonlight Sonata  - Henry Mancini, His Piano And Orchestra  - 
 17 -  17 - L For Love  - Richard Clayderman  - 
 18 -  18 - Love Letters  - Geoff Love & His Orchestra  - 
 19 -  19 - No Other Love  - Henry Mancini, His Piano And Orchestra  - 
 20 -  20 - The Day I Met Marie  - Hank Marvin  - 
 21 -  21 - Mood Indigo  - Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band  - 

Tom McBryde  
Piano Time 
 
 1 -  Somewhere In Time  - 
 2 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 3 -  Just In Time  - 
 4 -  A Time For Love  - 
 5 -  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - 
 6 -  Time After Time  - 
 7 -  Time In A Bottle  - 
 8 -  Second Time Around  - 
 9 -  A Time For Us  - 
 10 -  Every Time You Touch Me  - 
 11 -  It's Been A Long, Long Time  - 
 12 -  For The Good Times  - 

Caravelli 
L'Oiseau et L'Enfant
 
 01 -  L'Oiseau et L'Enfant  - 
 02 -  I Go To Rio  - 
 03 -  Evita  - 
 04 -  Et L'Amour S'En Vas  - 
 05 -  L'Arche de Noe  - 
 06 -  Un Amour D'Ete  - 
 07 -  Sunny  - 
 08 -  Si tu Etais  - 
 09 -  Big Bisou  - 
 10 -  Evergreen  - 
 11 -  Don't Leave me this Way  - 
 12 -  Jet Stream  - 

Henry Arland 
Greensleeves
 
 1 -  Samba Time  - 
 2 -  Moon River - Amazing Grace - Greensleeves  - 
 3 -  Stormy Weather  - 
 4 -  Melody For Diana  - 
 5 -  Barcarole  - 
 6 -  Summerset  - 
 7 -  Tico, tico  - 
 8 -  Petite fleur  - 
 9 -  Only You - South Of The Border - Aloha-oe  - 
 10 -  Sérénade de Josephine  - 
 11 -  La golondrina  - 
 12 -  Starlight-Serenade  - 
 13 -  Wild Cat Blues  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
Hallo Du
 
 1 -  Jamaica  - 
 2 -  Keine Sterne in Athen  - 
 3 -  In The Army Now  - 
 4 -  Ich glaube an die Zärtlichkeit  - 
 5 -  Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love)  - 
 6 -  Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei  - 
 7 -  Hallo Du  - 
 8 -  Brother Louie  - 
 9 -  Unser Himmelbett war nur der Strand  - 
 10 -  Jet Airliner  - 
 11 -  Haut an Haut  - 
 12 -  Tears Of Ice  - 
 13 -  Midnight Lady  - 
 14 -  Sie lebt in dir (Keep Love Alive)  - 
 15 -  Moonlight  - 
 16 -  Amore, amore  - 

Juan Erlando And His Latin Band 
Latin Dance Party
 
 1 -  Brazil Express  - 
 2 -  Samba Tucada  - 
 3 -  El Beso  - 
 4 -  Maracaibo  - 
 5 -  Jungle Baby  - 
 6 -  Estrellitas (Estrellitas sin Felicita)  - 
 7 -  A Touch Of Bossa Nova  - 
 8 -  Mambo Barairo  - 
 9 -  Angelitos Negros  - 
 10 -  Vaya - Vaya Jalina  - 
 11 -  Mexican Sunshine  - 
 12 -  Endstation Mars  - 
 13 -  Negrita  - 
 14 -  In A Lonesome City  - 

Maastricht Salon Orchestra
CONDUCTED BY ANDRE RIEU 
La Belle Epoque
 
 1 -  Florentiner Marsch  - 
 2 -  The Veleta  - 
 3 -  Die Mühle im Schwarzwald  - 
 4 -  Auf der Heide blüh'n die letzten Rosen  - 
 5 -  Petite Tonkinoise  - 
 6 -  Serenade  - 
 7 -  Funiculi-Funicula  - 
 8 -  Carnaval des enfants  - 
 9 -  Susie  - 
 10 -  Grossmütterchen  - 
 11 -  Jalousie  - 
 12 -  Czardasfürstin  - 

Henry Mancini 
Henry Mancini Plays 
Your All-Time Favorites Record 3
 
DANCE WITH ME
 1 -  The Hustle  - 
 2 -  Baby Face  - 
 3 -  How Deep Is Your Love  - 
 4 -  You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine  - 
 5 -  You Make Me Feel Like Dancing  - 
THE GREAT LOVESONGS OF TODAY
 6 -  Love Theme From "Romeo and Juliet" (A Time For Us)  - 
 7 -  Feelings  - 
 8 -  The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face  - 
 9 -  Annie's Song  - 
 10 -  Theme From "Love Story"  - 

The Singers Unlimited 
A Capella II
 
Gene Puerlings' ingenious vocal arrangements as usual typify this timeless LP which is just as memorable as their firs a Capella LP fro a few years back. No doubt this is the most talented vocal group that ever performed, and despite all it's 15 albums produced within a span of 10 years, the a Capella setting suits it more than all the orchestras that accompanied it. Among all the dozen fine tracks here, the ones that stand out are 'Clair' and the phenomenal version for '"Killing me softly".
 
 01 -  Clair  - 
 02 -  Killing Me Softly With His Song  - 
 03 -  Yesterday  - 
 04 -  My Romance  - 
 05 -  Lost In The Stars  - 
 06 -  April In Paris  - 
 07 -  Girl Talk  - 
 08 -  Nature Boy  - 
 09 -  I Don't Know Where I Stand  - 
 10 -  Autumn In New York  - 
 11 -  Like Someone In Love  - 
 12 -  Indian Summer  - 
 

Berry Lipman 
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
 
 1 -  The Most Beautiful Girl In The World  - 
 2 -  Sunny  - 
 3 -  Hey Girl  - 
 4 -  Music To Watch Girls By  - 
 5 -  Knock Up, Susie  - 
 6 -  Strutting With Maria  - 
 7 -  The Girls From Paramaribo  - 
 8 -  Clair  - 
 9 -  Girl Talk  - 
 10 -  Remember To Jane  - 
 11 -  The Girl From Ipanema  - 
 12 -  Auf Wiederseh'n Madeleine  - 
 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel 
Puttin' on the Ritz 
The Great Hollywood Musicals
 
 1 -  That's Entertainment! (from The Bandwagon) [From The Band Wagon]  - 
 2 -  Blue Skies, song (originally interpolated into the R.Rodgers musical "B  - 
 3 -  Cheek to Cheek, song (from "Top Hat") [From Top Hat]  - 
 4 -  Puttin' on the Ritz, song (from "Puttin' On The Ritz") [From Puttin' on  - 
 5 -  Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film "The Wizard of Oz") [From The  - 
 6 -  42nd Street [From Forty-second Street]  - 
 7 -  Singin' in the Rain, song (from "Hollywood Review of 1929") [From Holly  - 
 8 -  Lover, song (from film "Love Me Tonight") [From Love Me Tonight]  - 
 9 -  Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Buck Privates)  - 
 10 -  The Continental (from The Gay Divorcée)  - 
 11 -  They Can't Take That Away from Me, song (from Shall We Dance?, film)  - 
 12 -  I've got you under my skin, song (from the film "Born to Dance") [From  - 
 13 -  On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe [From The Harvey Girls]  - 
 14 -  A Fine Romance, song (from the film "Swing Time") [From Swing Time]  - 
 15 -  Thanks For The Memory (from the film The Big Broadcast of 1938) [From t  - 
 16 -  Lullaby of Broadway (for the film Gold Diggers of 1935) [From Gold Digg  - 
 

Hugo Montenegro 

The Young Beat Of Rome
 
 1 -  Volare (Nel Blu, Di Pinto Di Blu)  - 
 2 -  Ciao, Ciao Bambina  - 
 3 -  Love Theme From La Strada (The Street)  - 
 4 -  Oh! Mamma (The Butcher Boy)  - 
 5 -  Come Prima (For The First Time)  - 
 6 -  Mala Femmena  - 
 7 -  More (Theme From Mondo Cane)  - 
 8 -  O Bella Bella  - 
 9 -  Anna (El Negro Zumbón)  - 
 10 -  Eh, Cumpari!  - 
 11 -  Mama  - 
 12 -  Roman Guitar (Chitarra Romana)  - 

The Peter London Orchestra 
The Sound Of Top Brass  
 Vinyl LP Medallion (Kapp) MS 7500
 
 01 -  Cachita  - 
 02 -  Among My Souvenirs  - 
 03 -  Sabre Dance  - 
 04 -  Mambo # 5  - 
 05 -  You Made Me Love You  - 
 06 -  The Toy Trumpet  - 
 07 -  Holiday For Strings  - 
 08 -  I Can't Get Started  - 
 09 -  Poinciana  - 
 10 -  Mood Indigo  - 
 11 -  Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers  - 
 12 -  Cuanto Le Gusta  - 
 

Ferrante & Teicher 
The Twin Piano Magic Of
 
 1 -  I Love Paris  - 
 2 -  C'est Magnifique  - 
 3 -  The Continental  - 
 4 -  A Foggy Day  - 
 5 -  The Last Time I Saw Paris  - 
 6 -  I Am In Love  - 
 7 -  Allez Vous En, Go Away  - 
 8 -  A Very Special Day  - 
 9 -  No Other Love  - 
 10 -  Wonderful Copenhagen  - 
 

Les Baxter 
Ports of Pleasure
 
This is before Exotica. The prequel. This is exotic music that wasn‘t called Exotica until one year later when the stereo version of Martin Denny‘s Exotica LP was released in 1958 and praised as a genre-establishing milestone nowadays (the original mono LP was released in 1957). Naturally, faux-exotic music existed long before the 50‘s; think of all the Road To… movie series of the 40‘s with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour that took place in such exotic places – or, to be more precise, exotic studio settings – as Zanzibar and Morocco, among others.
 
 
Or consider Les Baxter‘s own Quiet Village tune from 1952 and his albums Tamboo! and Caribbean Moonlight from 1956 and 1957 respectively. Ports Of Pleasure contains the common number of 12 songs, the overarching theme is of Eastern and Asian flavor, and as usual, Baxter and his orchestra depict the glistening, rose-tinted Hollywood version of locations like Ceylon and Tahiti. Each track is named after an exotic location of the Far East, causing a wistful longing. The tracks are chock-full of positively energetic naïveté and affairs of the heart, but Baxter never falls into the cliché trap (which is the primary domain of The Three Suns anyway), and if he partially does, the following tracks are always more light-hearted and exciting than his intimate ones. There is, however, also a darker side to this album, and it‘s an unexpected but welcome one considering the issued credo. Honestly, there are real winners on this LP that activate either the happiness hormones or the goosebumps even decades after its release. 
 
 
Tahiti: A Summer Night At Sea marks the beginning of Baxter‘s journey through exotic places and the Far East. This song is heavy on the polyphonous strings, gently played Eastern bells, crystalline glockenspiels and euphoric harps. Not a pompous start, but a rather placid one. The strings are overly romantic at the beginning, but Baxter gets his act together and delivers an upward change of focus by putting the other instruments into the limelight as well. This is especially true for Hong Kong Cable Car with its pitch-perfect cliché of Chinese popular culture that is aurally displayed with Eastern flutes, ostentatious brass sections and piano bits, inducing a rather exciting and tense non-Easy Listening ride.
 
 
The Gates Of Annam evokes a dream-like atmosphere in dolce with its careful setup of a sole violin plus a quiet string ensemble with an occasional appearance of a flügelhorn. Shanghai Rickshaw, the shortest track on the album, returns to Chinese clichés but is otherwise keen on flute sections and cascading harps, leading the way to the best track of the album, Tramp Steamer To Singapore, that starts with pompous bass violins and brass bursts but all of a sudden changes the tone and morphs into enormously soothing strings that are among the best string sections Baxter ever came up with! These purified strings are accompanied by beautiful harps, subtle timpani and Chinese gongs; everything but the drums is reduced, making this another string-heavy, euphonious composition and one of Baxter‘s very best in my book. 
 
 
City Of Veils marks another exciting track with rhythmical shifts between daunting sections of brass and bass violins on the one hand, and much quieter Middle Eastern counterfoils with fuzzy maracas and colorful string melodies on the other hand, realizing a feeling of aloofness as if the veil of the city cannot be lifted in its entirety. Harem Silks From Bombay is a surprisingly bearing and eerie track from the feather of Les Baxter. The focus lies on melancholic yet lugubrious strings and features a cinematic quality.
 
 
Since Les Baxter has always been a prolific and hard-working film scorer, this shouldn‘t come as a surprise, but it is in the end a surprise nonetheless, for this piece is a curious mixture of three M‘s: mystery, majesty and melancholy. And these three M‘s aren‘t usually included altogether in Space-Age music, let alone on Easy Listening albums. Baxter returns in top form on Sidewalk Cafes Of Saigon with its cheerful glockenspiels, high strings, a bassoon and gorgeous string sections that evoke a bustling scenery, while The Pearls Of Ceylon adds a mysterious calmness and musical elements of devotion: the string sections adjure sadness and deepness, and a discernible piano adds another serious undertone to this piece. The final track is Bangkok Cockfight and is – by the laws of its track title – more playful and an exciting closer with effective and previously unhears chimes and staccato string and flute sections. 
 
 
Why is this release valuable in this day and age? Because this is no typical Easy Listening record, let alone a Les Baxter record by the numbers, because it features a surprising amount of darkness, tension and – gasp! – sadness. Such being the case, the record undermines the expectations of Baxter‘s audience who long for that certain presentation of a brightly colored exotic paradise. Apart from Tahiti: A Summer Night At Sea, Tramp Steamer To Singapore and the various Chinese tracks, the colors are reduced and more toned down in their playfulness. As such, this Baxter record stands out of his huge catalog of Space-Age and Exotica records. If you like listening to slightly darker, more mysterious exotic sounds, then this might be Baxter‘s album that is most appropriate for your taste as long as you don‘t mind minor music-related clichés about China; in the end, this shouldn‘t be a problem as Exotica listeners usually cope with these clichés or actively seek them. Recommended with minor quibbles in terms of  the more serious approach – I guess I skip Baxter‘s soundtrack of House Of Usher then. 
 
 
 
Exotica Review 029: Les Baxter – Ports Of Pleasure (1957). 
Originally published on Jan. 28, 2012 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 01 -  Tahiti: A Summer Night At Sea  - 
 02 -  Shanghai Rickshaw  - 
 03 -  City Of Veils  - 
 04 -  Hong Kong Cable Car  - 
 05 -  Tramp Steamer To Singapore  - 
 06 -  Monkey Dance Of Bali  - 
 07 -  Pearls Of Ceylon  - 
 08 -  Harem Silks From Bombay  - 
 09 -  Sidewalk Cafes Of Saigon  - 
 10 -  Gates Of Annam  - 
 

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 20 - 2018

Datum: 15-06-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week20-2018

Wonderful week.
Great Paul Mauriat and Cappy compilation.
Thanks!

Datum: 16-06-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Re:Week20-2018

I said James Last!

Datum: 15-05-2018

Door: Alessandro

Onderwerp: week 20

Hi everyone,

I'm Alessandro and I just wanted to introduce myself since I've stepped to the “other side” in a way, from just being an avid fan and listener of LoungeLegends to a contributor. I guess I have one or two LPs plus some carefully selected compilations to share. ;-)

I've been digitizing records for 20 years now, mainly for myself and friends, and I'm not a “pro” in any way, but Harry is doing such a remarkable job I just had to open up my own archives, share and help him out here as good as I can.

Apart from two Artie Kane ("Henry Mancini Presents") records from the early 70s (the second is to follow soon, I guess) I assembled a total of 7 Percy Faith CD compilations from his complete LP output from 1953 to 1976 some years ago, capturing and distilling (for me!) the essence and class of this orchestra maestro. I sincerely hope you like them as much as I do.

And Ed from Tennessee, keep it up as long as you can, you still got some good years ahead of you, I’m sure! My wife and I will be heading for your beautiful country in August again. This will be our tenth time (!), having covered 32 states so far since 2008. This time it's going to be Idaho and Oregon mainly. Let me tell you, Tennessee is honestly one of the few states I would consider choosing as a residence (not that the others weren't nice and wonderful in their own regard but Tennessee was so …peaceful, green and just lovely – and we just love southern cooking!), so special greetings to the Volunteer State from Europe!

Thank you all for subscribing to the wonderful world of beautiful orchestras and classy, elegant, swinging and moody songs without words. There's still a lot to come, I guess...

And a big thank you to you, Harry, for doing all this every week!

Datum: 14-05-2018

Door: Alberto Gateno

Onderwerp: week 20

Dear Harry and the Gang :
I am looking for Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Russian Nights.--
I would very much appreciate the upload.--Best regards,

Datum: 13-05-2018

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 20

Hard to imagine the year is almost halfway gone, but the calendar doesn't lie, and I'm pushing 82 years. Unbelievable!

Well, it seems that Gunther at least has found the 'magic' place where all the old EZ Listening music resides. I'm assuming he saved every one of CC recordings. lucky for me.., and the other folks here have done a super job as well. Many thanks.

And many thanks to Harry for his tireless efforts in posting and generally working with all the recordings to clean and other stuff.. but at least it's a labor of love, so there's that.
It seems that Spring skipped Tennessee this year, and trotted right on into Summer., bringing scorching temps to the Smoky Mountains.
But, I am not complaining., better the heat than the cold!
Cheers, from Ed in Northeast Tennessee

Datum: 13-05-2018

Door: LastForever

Onderwerp: James Last ''I Will Always Love You"

Allicht niet slecht bedoeld, 2 x dezelfde titel
04 Theme from ''Love Story''
23 Love Story
Bedankt Harry voor de muziekselectie van deze week.

Datum: 13-05-2018

Door: Harry van der Veen

Onderwerp: Re:James Last ''I Will Always Love You"

Da's inderdaad een slordigheidje...zal dit ff aanpassen.Bedankt voor je opmerkzaamheid

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