WEEK 21 - 2018

HiFi Stereo Festival
Volume 18
79:58 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Xavier Cugat - La bamba / 02:26
2. Billy Vaugn - Shangri-La / 01:45
3. Kai Warner - Shame, shame, shame / 03:01
4. Cecil Holmes - Neither one of us / 04:07
5. Max Greger - Matrimony / 02:12
6. Marty Gold - I've got the world on a string / 02:09
7. Alfred Hause - Hernando's hideaway / 02:41
8. Neville Hughes Orchestra - A World of our own / 01:59
9. Francis Bay - Yes indeed / 03:06
10. Longiness Symphonette - This magic moment / 02:59
11. Werner Müller - A fool such as I / 02:46
12. Caravelli - Pour une amourette / 01:57
13. George Martin - Elephants & castles / 02:29
14. The Starborne Strings (Arthur Greenslade) - Sugar town / 01:58
15. Felix Slatkin - Theme from "Searching for a picture" / 02:31
16. Horst Jankowski - Bald klopft das Gluck auch mal an deine Tur / 02:28
17. Peter Nero - I love how you love me / 02:26
18. Clebanoff & his orchestra - Pipeline / 02:20
19. Edmundo Ros - Under the bridges of Paris / 02:13
20. Hugo Montenegro - Mamie / 02:19
21. Brian May and the ABC Melbourne Showband - What can I say / 02:30
22. Hugo Strasser - Sukiyaki / 02:35
23. John Gregory - You've got a friend / 03:16
24. Sid Ramin and His Orchestra - Love is the sweetest thing / 02:43
25. The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra - I'm telling you now / 02:12
26. Perez Prado - Romana  / 01:57
27. Franck Chacksfield - Can you fool / 02:11
28. The New Cascading Strings - Another time another place / 03:24
29. Sammy Kaye - Young at heart / 02:14
30. The Al Capps Orchestra - Get together / 02:47
31. Ron Goodwin - They long to be close to you / 04:02

EUROPE at LAST
 01 -  O sole mio  - 
 02 -  Julia, Julia/Gubben Noak/En Jæger Gik At Jage  - 
 03 -  Drunt' In der Lobau  - 
 04 -  April in Portugal (Coimbra) /El Porompompero  - 
 05 -  In Den Haag (medley)  - 
 06 -  Sur Le Ponts D'Avignon  - 
 07 -  Ril Mhor Bhaile An Chalaidh  - 
 08 -  A Scottish Soldier  - 
 09 -  Moulin Rouge  - 
 10 -  Annie Laurie  - 
 11 -  Happy Luxemburg  - 
 12 -  Amsterdam (medley)  - 
 13 -  Vieni, Vieni  - 
 14 -  Old Skibbereen  - 
 15 -  Summer in Dublin  - 
 16 -  Altes Wiener Fiakerlied  - 
 17 -  Nordsøbølger  - 
 18 -  Paris S'Eveille  - 
 19 -  Canto dei Gondoleiro  - 
 20 -  Norwegian Wood  - 
 21 -  Woman Of Ireland  - 
 22 -  Ack, Värmeland, Du Sköna/Fjäriln Vingad Syns På Haga  - 
 23 -  Valencia  - 
 24 -  Zwei Münchener in Hamburg  - 
 25 -  Die Mühle im Schwarzwald  - 

Orchester Ludwig W. Birnauer 
Bayern's Beat
 
 1 -  Holzhacker Song  - 
 2 -  Haushammer Buam  - 
 3 -  Jennerweins Ballade  - 
 4 -  Blaue Alpenrosen  - 
 5 -  Im finstern Walde  - 
 6 -  Tuwak Tuwak  - 
 7 -  Klarinetten Muckl  - 
 8 -  Ich bin a Steirerbua  - 
 9 -  Song of Erzherzog Johann  - 
 10 -  Amboß Beat  - 
 11 -  Wenn I von der Alm weggeh  - 
 12 -  Tiroler Land wie bist du schön  - 
 13 -  Holidays im Zillertal  - 
 14 -  Das schönste Edelweiß  - 
 

Cliff Carpenter ua 
Stereo Hit Parade Instrumental 70-71
 
 01 -  Love A Little Bit  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 02 -  Eine Hütte in den Bäumen  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 03 -  Du gehörst zu mir  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 04 -  Fantastic  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 05 -  El Condor Pasa  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 06 -  Rot wie die Kirschen  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 07 -  Keine Macht auf Erden  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 08 -  Superboy  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 09 -  Wunder gibt es immer wieder  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 10 -  Ketten aus Gold  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 11 -  Grand Prix  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 12 -  Jingle Jangle  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 13 -  Das schöne Mädchen von Seite eins  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 14 -  Wenn dein Herz brennt  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 15 -  An einem Sonntag im Avignon  - Orchester Peter Norman  - 
 16 -  Geh nicht vorbei  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 17 -  Arizona Man  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 18 -  Zucker im Kaffee  - Hans Blum und sein Orchester  - 
 19 -  Glück im Spiel  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 20 -  Ma belle Amie  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 21 -  Wenn du liebst  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 22 -  Mr. Paul McCartney  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 23 -  Ich mach' ein Interview mit deinem Herzen  - Orchester Peter Norman  - 
 24 -  Adiolé  - Cliff Carpenter  - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC
Lawrence Welk 
Champagne Music Varieties
 
 01 -  Moon River  - 
 02 -  Born Free  - 
 03 -  Love Is Blue  - 
 04 -  Goin' Out Of My Head  - 
 05 -  I Could Have Danced All Night  - 
 06 -  Galveston  - 
 07 -  Firefly Serenade  - 
 08 -  Donna Lee  - 
 09 -  Emerald Hop  - 
 10 -  Laura Jean  - 
 11 -  Lovable Doll  - 
 12 -  Rustic Dance  - 
 

Ron Goodwin 
Play Burt Bacharach
 
 1 -  Do You Know The Way To San Jose  - 
 2 -  Alfie  - 
 3 -  Wives And Lovers  - 
 4 -  I'll Never Fall In Love Again  - 
 5 -  One Less Bell To Answer  - 
 6 -  Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head  - 
 7 -  This Guy's In Love With You  - 
 8 -  What The World Needs Now Is Love  - 
 9 -  The Look Of Love  - 
 10 -  I Say A Little Prayer  - 
 11 -  Walk On By  - 
 12 -  (They Long To Be) Close To You  - 

Paul Mauriat 
A popularidade de Paul Mauriat
 
 01 -  A Song For Anna  - 
 13 -  Love Is Blue  - 
 14 -  Sunny  - 
 02 -  Un homme et une femme  - 
 03 -  There's A Kind Of Hush  - 
 15 -  This Is My Song  - 
 04 -  Aranjuez  - 
 16 -  Nocturne  - 
 05 -  Mourir ou vivre  - 
 17 -  Mrs Robinson  - 
 18 -  Hey Jude  - 
 06 -  Michelle  - 
 19 -  Aquarius  - 
 07 -  La décadanse  - 
 20 -  Je t'aime... moi non plus  - 
 08 -  The Windmills Of Your Mind  - 
 21 -  Love Story  - 
 09 -  Midnight Cowboy  - 
 10 -  Freedom  - 
 22 -  Jesus Cristo  - 
 11 -  Day By Day  - 
 23 -  El condor pasa  - 
 12 -  Mamy Blue  - 
 24 -  Viagem  - 

Tanz mal wieder - Folge 2
Orchester Rudi Bohn
Signal 180 082.5
1983 Re-release
 
01. Girls, girls, girls - Quickstep
 
02. Blue lake - Slow waltz
 
03. Tango d'amor - Tango
 
04. Dolannes-Melodie - Viennese waltz
 
05. Sparkling stars - Slowfoxtrot
 
06. Hello Dolly - Quickstep
 
07. Chattanooga choo choo - Cha cha cha
 
08. Fernando - Rumba
 
09. Tristeza - Samba
 
10. Al Sibarita - Paso doble
 
11. Basin Street blues - Blues
 
12. In the mood - Jive

Lex de Azevedo 
Only The Lonely
 
 01 -  Piano Man  - 
 02 -  Physical  - 
 03 -  Lead Me On  - 
 04 -  On the Road Again  - 
 05 -  One  - 
 06 -  Moonshadow  - 
 07 -  You're My Soul & Inspiration  - 
 08 -  The Biggest Part of Me  - 
 09 -  If Not for You  - 
 10 -  Until It's Time for You to Go  - 
 11 -  Oh Pretty Woman  - 
 12 -  Where or When  - 
 13 -  Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye  - 
 14 -  Eye in the Sky  - 
 15 -  Town Without Pity  - 
 16 -  Only the Lonely  - 
 17 -  On the Wings of Love  - 

Felix Slatkin 
Love Strings
 
 01 -  Laura  - 
 02 -  Pigalle  - 
 03 -  Street Scene  - 
 04 -  Theme Searching For A Picture  - 
 05 -  The Streets Of Laredo  - 
 06 -  Love Is A Many Splendored Thing  - 
 07 -  Street Of Dreams  - 
 08 -  Gayther's Gone  - 
 09 -  Love Letters  - 
 10 -  Meditation  - 
 

Melodies To Remember
Timeless Romantic Favourites 
[Disc 2]
 
 1 -  01 - Theme For Young Lovers  - Percy Faith & His Orchestra  - 
 2 -  02 - Autumn Leaves  - Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 3 -  03 - That Happy Feeling  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  - 
 4 -  04 - Dream A Little Dream Of Me  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  05 - Ballade Pour Adeline  - Richard Clayderman  - 
 6 -  06 - When I Need You  - Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 7 -  07 - When The Girl In your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart  - Hank Marvin  - 
 8 -  08 - The Wedding Song (There Is Love)  - James Last Orchestra  - 
 9 -  09 - The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing)  - Ray Conniff With His Singers & Orchestra  - 
 10 -  10 - Echo In The Night  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  11 - Anyone Who Had A Heart  - Percy Faith & His Orchestra  - 
 12 -  12 - A Certain Smile  - Mantovani  - 
 13 -  13 - All The Things You Are  - Henry Mancini, His Piano And Orchestra  - 
 14 -  14 - The Shadow Of Your Smile  - Geoff Love & His Orchestra  - 
 15 -  15 - A Man And A Woman  - James Last Orchestra  - 
 17 -  17 - Somebody Loves Me  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  - 
 18 -  18 - Together We Are Beautiful  - Acker Bilk, His Clarinet & Strings  - 
 19 -  19 - It's All In The Game  - Hank Marvin  - 
 20 -  20 - Embraceable You  - Richard Clayderman  - 
 21 -  21 - Misty  - Acker Bilk  - 

Lalo Schifrin 
Marquis de Sade
 
 1 -  Old Lages  - 
 2 -  The Wig  - 
 3 -  The Blues For Johann Sebastian  - 
 4 -  Renaissance  - 
 5 -  Beneath A Weeping Willow Shade  - 
 6 -  Versailles Promenade  - 
 7 -  Troubador  - 
 8 -  Marquis de Sade  - 
 9 -  Aria  - 
 10 -  Bossa Antique  - 

ALFONS WONNEBERG und seine Gruppe 
De Visita
 
  -  Rico Pilon  - 
  -  Greensleves  - 
  -  Garofitza  - 
  -  Angel Face  - 
  -  Keep It In Mind  - 
  -  Arrimate Pa'ca  - 
  -  Tu No Sabes De Amor  - 
  -  Vals Isabel  - 
  -  Country Cousin  - 
  -  Ogonyok  - 
  -  Taiga Rag  - 
  -  Mozambique  - 
 

 
 Berry Lipman
 Party Pepper no.2 (1973)
 EMI 062-29 445
 
 01 Just A Gigolo - Roses Of Picardy - The More I See You
 02 Sheik Of Araby - Boo-Hoo - Funny Trilby
 03 Don't Fence Me In - Music Maestro Please
 04 In A Little Spanish Town - Hallo little Girl - When You're Smiling
 05 Goody Goody - Sweet Sue - Strike Up the Band
 06 You're Driving Me Crazy - Jeepers Creepers-Chattanooga Choo Choo
 07 Bye Bye Blues - Down By The Riverside - A Tisket A Tasket
 08 Sentimenal Journey - Honey Suckle Rose
 09 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - I Can't Give You Anything But Love- some of these Days
 10 The Girls Go Marching In - Texas Girls- Marching Tennessee
 

Heinz Schachtner 
Trompete in Gold
 
 01 -  Non ho l'Eta (Liian Nuori Rakkauteen)  - 
 02 -  Till (Wann)  - 
 03 -  Siberia, from ''Silk Stockings''  - 
 04 -  Stardust  - 
 05 -  La Mamma  - 
 06 -  Abschiedsmelodie Il Silenzio  - 
 07 -  Broken Promises  - 
 08 -  Mitternachts-Blues (Midnight Blues)  - 
 09 -  It's a lonesome old Town  - 
 10 -  More (Das kann der Anfang uns'rer Liebe sein)  - 
 11 -  Le premier Bal  - 
 12 -  Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit (From here to Eternity)  - 
 13 -  Wunderland bei Nacht (Wonderland by Night)  - 

Ambros Seelos Show Band  
INTERNACIONAL
 
 1 -  Mabusso  - 
 2 -  Salute To Mozart  - 
 3 -  Serengeti  - 
 4 -  Chanson d'amour  - 
 5 -  Never Ever  - 
 6 -  Hare Krishna • Aquarius • Let The Sunshine In.  - 
 7 -  Everybody Loves Somebody  - 
 8 -   La Pastorella  - 
 9 -   Mathilda - Cotton Fields - Anuschka  - 
 10 -   Morning Sun  - 
 11 -  When I Need You  - 
 12 -  Love is my life  - 
 13 -  Western Lovers  - 
 14 -   Quiéreme mucho (Yours - Du bist mein erster Gedanke)  - 
 15 -   Sierra Madre  - 
 16 -  You And Me  - 
 17 -  Clair  - 
 18 -  How Deep Is Your Love  - 
 19 -  Top Of The World  - 
 20 -  Pirates Of The Caribbean  - 
 21 -  San Miguel  - 
 22 -  Its-Pata Pata a Satisfaction  - 
 23 -  Viva la Vida  - 

Percy Faith 
More Favorites
 
 01 -  The love goddesses  - 
 02 -   Star!  - 
 03 -  Reza  - 
 04 -  The wailing of the willow  - 
 05 -  Tres  - 
 06 -  Wave  - 
 07 -  What are you doing the rest of your life  - 
 08 -  The Vamp  - 
 09 -  A man and a woman  - 
 10 -  Alfie  - 
 11 -  And we were lovers  - 
 12 -  The windmills of your mind  - 
 13 -  Norwegian wood  - 
 14 -  As long as he needs me  - 
 15 -  Come Saturday morning  - 
 16 -  Theme from The Fox  - 
 17 -  If  - 
 18 -  Surrender   - 
 19 -  This hotel  - 
 20 -  Sun king   - 
 21 -  The wishing doll  - 
 22 -  Light in the piazza   - 
 23 -  Farewell Blues  - 
 24 -  A time for love  - 
 25 -  Love Theme from Airport   - 

READERS DIGEST MUSIC
Henry Mancini and His Orchestra 
Henry Mancini Plays Your All-Time Favorites Record 4
 
 INSPIRED BY CLASSICS
 1 -  Joy  - 
 2 -  No Other Love  - 
 3 -  A Lover's Concerto  - 
 4 -  All By Myself  - 
 5 -  A Fifth of Beethoven  - 
 MANCINI'S GREATEST HITS
 6 -  Pink Panther Theme  - 
 7 -  Days of Wine and Roses  - 
 8 -  Baby Elephant Walk  - 
 9 -  Dear Heart  - 
 10 -  Moon River  - 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel 
Fiesta!
 
 1 -  Tico-Tico-No Fubá  - 
 2 -  Granada  - 
 3 -  La Virgen de la Macarena  - 
 4 -  España Cañi  - 
 5 -  Estrellita  - 
 6 -  El Carretero  - 
 7 -  El Cumbanchero  - 
 8 -  Brazil  - 
 9 -  Carioca  - 
 10 -  The Girl from Ipanema  - 
 11 -  South of the Border  - 
 12 -  Sweet and Gentle  - 
 13 -  Tequila  - 
 14 -  Lambada  - 
 15 -  Siboney  - 
 16 -  Desafinado  - 
 17 -  Besame Mucho  - 
 18 -  Chiquita Banana  - 
 19 -  Mexican Hat Dance  - 
 20 -  Cielito Lindo  - 
 21 -  Copacabana (At the Copa)  - 

Hugo Montenegro 
Hugo In Wonder-Land
 
 1 -  Living For The City  - 
 2 -  Too High   - 
 3 -  Superstition  - 
 4 -  You Are The Sunshine Of My Life  - 
 5 -  Ma Cherie Amour  - 
 6 -  Higher Ground  - 
 7 -  Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing'   - 
 8 -   Shoo Bee Doo Bee Doo Da Day   - 
 9 -  You've Got It Bad, Girl   - 
 10 -  All In Love Is Fair  - 

Werner Müller 
Schlagerparade Nr 4
 
 1 -  A Hard Days Night  - Tell Me Why - Slow Down
 2 -  Elisabeth  - Eight Days A Week
 3 -  Downtown  - Kleine Annabel - Das war mein schönster Tanz
 4 -  Wooly Bully  - Satisfaction - Jack The Ripper
 5 -  Liebeskummer lohnt sich nicht  - Sein bestes Pferd - Shake Hands 
 6 -  Jenkka Jennka Blindekuh  - Bin I Radi, Bin I König 
 7 -  Il Silenzio  - Crying in the Chapel - Zorba's Dance
 8 -  Mit 17 hat man noch Träume  - Mister Tambourine Man - 500 Miles from Home
 9 -  Sprich nicht drüber  -  A Walk in the Black Forest - Das fünfte Rad am Wagen
 10 -  Küsse nie nach Mitternacht  - Nashville Tennessee - Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye

Anthony Ventura 
Music For Making Love 2
 
 1 -  Mama Leone  - 
 2 -  Scarborough Fair  - 
 3 -  When A Man Loves A Woman  - 
 4 -  Speak Softly Love - Somewhere Over The Rainbow  - 
 5 -  More - Parlez-moi d'amour  - 
 6 -  Bilitis  - 
 7 -  Aranjuez  - 
 8 -  The Air That I Breathe  - 
 9 -  Yesterday  - 
 10 -  La vie en rose (Schau mich bitte nicht so an)  - 
 11 -  Blue Bayou  - 
 12 -  Adios amigo - Imagine  - 
 13 -  Bright Eyes  - 
 14 -  If You Go Away (Ne me quitte pas)  - 

The Salsoul Orchestra 
 
 1 -  Salsoul 3001  - 
 2 -  West Side Story Fanfare - America - Maria - Somewhere Interlude - Tonight  - 
 3 -  Guantanamera  - 
 4 -  Evergreen (Love Theme from ''A Star Is Born'')  - 
 5 -  Tangerine  - 
 6 -  Love Letters  - 
 7 -  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  - 
 8 -  We've Only Just Begun - Feelings  - 
 9 -  Fiddler On The Roof - Matchmaker - Sherele - Sunrise, Sunset - If I Were A Rich Man - Havah Nagila - Theme from ''Exodus''  - 
 10 -  You Make Me Feel Brand New  - 
 11 -  Ritzy Mambo  - 
 12 -  Themes from Montreal Olympics, 1976 - Farewell Song & Ballet Of The Closing Ceremony  - 

John Sidney 
Piano 11
 
  -  China Doll  - 
  -  Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree  - 
  -  A Broken Doll;Moonlight Bay;Makin' Whoopee  - 
  -  Is It True What They Say About Dixie  - 
  -  Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland;Meet Me in St.Louis  - 
  -  My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time  - 
  -  After You're Gone  - 
  -  Medley 1: Ramblin' Rose; Pretty Baby; Red Roses for a Blue Lady; Sierra Sue; 
A Song and Dance Man; Side by Side; Cecilia; There Goes That Song Again   - 
  -  Medley 2: I Want to Be Happy; Don't Bring Lulu; I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover; Pennsylvania Polka  - 
  -  After the Ball; The Band Played On  - 
  -  There's a Kind of Hush  - 
  -  Three O'Clock in the Morning  - 
  -  South of the Border  - 
  -  Glad Rag  - 
  -  Please Release Me  - 
  -  Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines  - 
  -  Seventy-Six Trombones  - 
  -  In the Mood  - 
  -  May I  - 
  -  Love Is The Sweetest Thing  - 
  -  Hi Lili Hi Lo; Let Me Call You Sweetheart  - 
  -  Jealousy  - 
  -  Cherry Blossom Lane  - 

Walter Wanderley 
Kee-Ka-Roo
 
There is a reason why Brazil’s #1 organist Walter Wanderley (1932–1986) is so beloved in Exotica circles, and this has everything to do with his ubiquitously colorful organ fusillades whose staccato stratosphere is ablaze with floralcy, polyfoil tone sequences and shimmering color voids. The tempo of his compositions regularly resides in upper regions. He brings the Brazilian concept of fast-paced Samba rhythms to North American ears via Batucada (1967) and is all the more hailed for his horticultural sapphire Rain Forest (1966), the pinnacle of his career, especially so since all the musicians are really up to the tempo and flamboyant rhizomes of the jungle.
 
 
If I were to tell anyone that Wanderley has much more albums to consider and discover, nobody would raise even a brow. The tendency that Wanderley offers “more of the same” all the time can, however, be elbowed out of the way, for there is one album where he tones the galactic iridescence down, resulting in a viscoelasticity of soothingness. Against all odds, Kee-Ka-Roo is said work! Recorded in October 1967 and released on Verve Records, the twelve songs feature the talent of bassist Jose Marino, drummer Dom Um Romao, flutist Jerome Richardson, guitarist John Pizzarelli, percussionist Bobby Rosengarden, trumpeter Alfonso De Paulaas well as Walter Wanderley himself on the organ and electric piano. The material is well-known most of the time, and the band spices the r(o)oster with unique compositions as well. Here’s a detailed look at the surprisingly enthralling doldrums that is Kee-Ka-Roo.
 
 
Welcome to the Amazonas, or to be more precise, João Donato‘s Amazonas where flutist Jerome Richardson’s signature instrument functions as the meandering fluidity whose micro-protrusions are emitted by Walter Wanderley’s splashy organ punctilio. The atmosphere is laid-back, more skin to a cloudy day than a sunburst, but nonetheless uplifting. Wanderley’s own Kee-Ka-Roo follows; being the title track, its prominence must not be underestimated. Unfortunately, the comic relief portions are overwhelming, consisting of Moog-underlined brass tricklets. The caixha with its owl-like sounds and the sizzling-hot organ-based lava streams are the only tasty cataracts.
 
 
While Vinícius de Moraes’ and Baden Powell’s polyrhythmic Canto Do Ossanha boosts the lachrymose nostalgia ever-further via maraca-accompanied Honky Tonk piano doldrums which thankfully leads to a freshly vigorous tempo sequence, the Brazilian organist’s own concoction Take A Chance With Me evokes that lift muzak atmosphere that Wanderley so adores. Electric piano sparks and softly argentine shakers radiate a vitreous soothingness that sounds admittedly cheap, but is oh so catchy at the end of the day. Sid Ramin’s sunset-tinted Music To Watch Girls By is the contrastive corker, with Alfonso De Paula’s silky trumpet shuttling between an organ bokeh and John Pizzarelli whitewashed guitar kicks before Roberto Menescal’s Errinho Atoa is the super-glaucous vestibule to flute flumes, erudite euphoria and the overall superb interim endpoint.
 
 
Kenny Barron‘s Samboa kicks off side B, and it is wise to simply absorb the change of pace texture-wise: coruscating cowbells, disphanous triangles, mixed choirs, jungle fifes and polyphonic flutes that sound like train signals, the technicolor thiazide has something in store for every Exotica fan… as does Wanderley’s The Bobo which enchants with another dose of John Pizzarelli aureate sun-kissed guitar globs and the organist’s laid-back sepia-toned hammock compatibility. Even the flute isn’t shrill but mellifluous and tame. A potential rift opens up soon: Ray Evans’, Jay Livingston’s and Henry Mancini‘s Wait Until Dark is transmogrified. Genius or madness? Marge Dodson provides the vocals of this blockbuster interpretation, making the recondite fragility less burdensome through her smoky voice that truly belongs to a lounge singer.
 
 
As if to kick the listener yet again, another surprise is about to hit home: Mikis Theodorakis’ Menino Das Laranjas is prone to add Greekness to the scenery, right? Not exactly, as Wanderley and his men alter the bouzoukis and turn them into verdured dark-green alluvial soils made of flutes, organs and glitzy percussion. And so does Wanderley’s Sebato Sera, a similarly viridian veil of jungular exoticism. Easygoing, contemplative and loungey to the maximum, the mild-mannered interplay never crosses the threshold to boredom; the boosted cymbals and shakers might have something to do with this prevention. The maestro’s own Sensuous finishes the album with ballad made of electric piano icicles whose partially spiky edges protrude the peritoneum of quasi-nothingness. This is Wanderley at his most minimal!
 
 
Kee-Ka-Roo cries the rooster, but this is no funny album full of witty remarks. The advertising campaign coupled with the front artwork leave much to be desired, I have to admit, but listeners interested in Walter Wanderley’s back catalog are in for an unexpected treat – Wanderley wasn’t Brazil’s organist #1 for nothing! In my reviews, I am constantly relating moods and extramusical tendencies to the songs themselves while crying wolf when I proclaim at the same time that this is all about the music. In the case of Kee-Ka-Roo, the music is all the more important when the time comes to consider this album. It differs in its depiction of the Brazilian lifestyle because the organist decides to tone the exhilarance down.
 
 
Wanderley does evoke colors aplenty, but this is no technicolor trip. The saturation is strikingly reduced, and one might be quick to mistake the lack in vibrance for melancholy. But the opposite is true: the reduction in glaring hues and incandescence helps the bandleader and his men to interpolate the drowsy state of paradise. When compared to his masterpiece Rain Forest and the subsequent array of albums, it becomes clear that Kee-Ka-Roo annihilates its own title and goes for a sepia-toned amalgamation. It would be so easy for the organist to play down everyone involved, but both the textures and eclecticism of the keyed instruments are narrowed down. This is either a letdown or a wonderful change of pace. It depends on the listener, time and circumstances. The dulcet Walter Wanderley is not for everyone. The album, however, is, as is has been reissued on CD, as as download and can be found on streaming services.
 
 
Exotica Review 464: Walter Wanderley – Kee-Ka-Roo (1968). 
Originally published on Feb. 14, 2016 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 01 -  Amazonas  - 
 02 -  Kee-Ka-Roo  - 
 03 -  Canto De Ossanha  - 
 04 -  Take A Chance With Me  - 
 05 -  Music To Watch Girls By  - 
 06 -  Errinho Atoa  - 
 07 -  Sambao  - 
 08 -  The Bobo  - 
 09 -  Wait Until Dark  - 
 10 -  Menino Das Laranjas  - 
 11 -  Sebato Sera  - 
 12 -  Sensuous  - 
 

Onderwerp: WEEK 21 - 2018

Datum: 16-06-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week21-2018

Great selection this week. Thanks LL team!

Datum: 26-05-2018

Door: Osvaldo

Onderwerp: Week 21

Hi, Harry. Thanks for these wonderful melodies of this week. Congratulations from Max (easyandwonderful.blogspot)

Datum: 21-05-2018

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 21

Many thanks to Lounge Legends for the great music this week and every week.
Very highly appreciated on this side of the Atlantic where we have been music starved for a very long time. At least since the mid-eighties..
So, to all you fine folks that contribute weekly., all the thanks in the world. And to Harry who tirelessly works with and posts all this stuff...
anchortaxi, from a warm and humid Tennessee

Datum: 20-05-2018

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 21

It is another great week of instrumentals. Thanks Harry and his LL team !

Darko

Datum: 20-05-2018

Door: Harry van der Veen

Onderwerp: Re:week 21

Thank you so much Darko !!

Datum: 19-05-2018

Door: Etienne

Onderwerp: week 21

Ik sluit me volledig aan op het commentaar van Lucien

Datum: 20-05-2018

Door: Harry van der Veen

Onderwerp: Re:week 21

Bedankt Etienne, mijn meest trouwe fan !!

Datum: 19-05-2018

Door: Lucien Van Acker

Onderwerp: Week 21

Indrukwekkende selectie. You'r the best.
Bedankt Harry.

Datum: 20-05-2018

Door: Harry van der Veen

Onderwerp: Re:Week 21

Bedankt Lucien, daar word ik nu vrolijk van !!

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