WEEK 33 - 2017

Various Artists 
 Through The Eyes of Love
 
 01 -  Talking Eyes  - Edwin Schimscheimer Orchestra  - 
 02 -  Eye Level  - Manuel  - 
 03 -  My Eyes Adored You  - Living Strings Plus Two Pianos  - 
 04 -  Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue  - Joe Loss  - 
 05 -  (Carol's Theme) The Eyes Of Love  - Skitch Henderson  - 
 06 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off You  - The 101 Strings Orchestra  - 
 07 -  Brown Eyed Woman  - Helmut Zacharias  - 
 08 -  Blue Eyed Soul  - Biddu Orchestra  - 
 09 -  Sexy Eyes  - Günter Noris  - 
 10 -  Black Eyes  - Ron Goodwin  - 
 11 -  Bright Eyes  - Kai Warner  - 
 12 -  I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore  - Percy Faith  - 
 13 -  Twinkling Eyes  - Werner Drexler's Go-Go Sound  - 
 14 -  Blue eyes  - Stefan Pintev  - 
 15 -  For Your Eyes  - Armik  - 
 16 -  The Eyes Of Love  - Gunter Kallmann Chorus  - 
 17 -  The Lies In Your Eyes  - Frank Valdor  - 
 18 -  Ma, he's making eyes at me  - Sydney Thompson and his Orchestra  - 
 19 -  The Moon Is Making Eyes  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  - 
 20 -  Stars In Your Eyes  - Etienne Cap  - 
 21 -  Close Your Eyes  - Johnny Gregory & The Cascading Strings  - 
 22 -  Green Eyes  - Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra  - 
 23 -  Love Eyes  - Walter Murphy  - 
 24 -  Eye Of The Tiger Aus Rocky III  - Claudia Hirschfeld  - 
 25 -  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - Richard Clayderman  - 
 26 -  I Only Have Eyes For You  - Percy Faith  - 
 27 -  Through The Eyes of Love (From Ice Castles)  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 28 -  When Irish Eyes Are Smiling  - James Last  - 
 29 -  For Your Eyes Only  - Carlten & Orchester  - 
 30 -  Spanish Eyes-version1  - Billy Vaughn  - 

MADleys
Volume 25
 79:35 - 320 Kb/sec
 
 

01 John Anderson "Swing the Mood" (15:16): Tuxedo melody (Tuxedo junction - Elmer's tune - Jersey bounce - Frenesi) - Moonlight melody  (Moonlight serenade - Moonlight sonata - Stairway to the stars - Stardust - Story of a starry night) - Chattanooga medley  (Chattanooga choo choo - Don't sit under the apple tree - St.Louis blues - String of pearls) - Glenn Miller medley (In the mood - Little brown jug - American patrol - Pennsylvania 65000)

 

02 101 Strings (07:26) "In Germany": In München steht sin Hofbrauhaus - Trink, trink, Brüderlein, trink - Kommet ein Vöglein geflogen - Im  schönen Wiesengrunde

 

03 Joe Loss - "Pop dance party" (20:38) Bring me sunshine - One of those songs - Oh babe, what would you say - Where is the love - I don't know how to love him - Oh Wakka Doo Wakka Day - Who was it - No matter how I try - My guy - Sugar me; Day by day - Seaside shuffle - Son of my father - The locomotion - Jesus Christ Superstar

 

04 Lester Lanin and his orchestra - "Everybody Dance" 2 (17:30) The varsity drag - Street scene - The yellow rose of Texas - The sound of music- Sixteen going on seventeen - The carousel waltz - The song is you - Do-re-mi - Slaughter on 10th avenue - The way you look tonight - This can't be love - Can't help lovin' that man

 

05 Anthony Ventura (18:45) Spanish eyes - My special prayer - Adios amigo - Imagine - Summertime - The sun ain't gonna shine anymore - Speak softly Love - Somewere over the rainbow

The Concert Pieces
 
 01 -  The Windmills of Your Mind  - 
 02 -  Music  - 
 03 -  Sweet Lucy  - 
 04 -  Children of Sanchez  - 
 05 -  Mac.Arthur Park  - 
 06 -  Love on the Rocks  - 
 07 -  Lili Marleen  - 
 08 -  Rhapsody in Blue  - 
 09 -  From This Moment On  - 
 10 -  Let It Be; Silly Love Songs  - 
 11 -  Somewhere Over The Rainbow  - 
 12 -  Latin America  - 
 13 -  My Way  - 
 14 -  Exodus  - 
 15 -  Slaughter on 10th Avenue  - 
 16 -  Nature Boy  -

Cliff Carpenter 
Stereo Tanzparty nr.1
 
 1 -  Pour un Flirt  - 
 2 -  Ich laß' dich nicht gehn  - 
 3 -  Es gibt Mädchen so zum Träumen  - 
 4 -  Der Pariser Tango  - 
 5 -  Fremder Mann  - 
 6 -  Ein leben voll Liebe  - 
 7 -  Ja der Eiffelturm  - 
 8 -  Und das Leben wird weitergehn  - 
 9 -  Nur Liebe zählt (Motiv aus "Perlenfischer")  - 
 10 -  Wenn unsere Liebe ewig so bleibe  - 
 11 -  Schöne Maid  - 
 12 -  Son of my Father  - 

Frank Valdor 
Brazil
 
 1 -  La Cucaracha  - 
 2 -  Patricia  - 
 3 -  Brazil  - 
 4 -  Bahia  - 
 5 -  Mambo Jambo  - 
 6 -  Besame Mucho  - 
 7 -  Desafinado  - 
 8 -  Amor, Amor, Amor  - 
 9 -  Ave Maria no morro  - 
 10 -  Mas Que Nada  - 
 11 -  Samba de una nota so  - 
 12 -  O Cangaceiro  - 
 13 -  Spanish Eyes  - 
 14 -  El Cumbanchero  - 
 15 -  Siboney  - 
 16 -  Chopin Goes Brazil  - 
 17 -  Cielito Lindo  - 
 18 -  Orpheo Negro  - 
 19 -  Peanut Vendor  - 
 20 -  Nao tenho Lagrimas  - 
 21 -  Garota de Ipanema  - 
 22 -  Tristeza  - 
 23 -  Vaya Con Dios  - 
 24 -  A Banda  - 
Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra 
Vintage '52
 
 01 -  Cry  - 
 02 -  You're Just In Love  - 
 03 -  When The World Was Young  - 
 04 -  Lullaby of Birdland  - 
 05 -  Kiss of Fire  - 
 06 -  Wheel of Fortune  - 
 07 -  High Noon  - 
 08 -  No Two People  - 
 09 -  Under Paris Skies  - 
 10 -  Aufwiederseh'n Sweatheart  - 
Les Humphries Orchestra and Singers 
Les Humphries '75
 01 -  The Wild One; 
Down at the Club; 
Sexy Ida  - 
 02 -  Rock Your Baby; 
Candy;
 I Can't Leave You Alone  - 
 03 -  The Night Chicago Died; 
So Long; 
Run Baby Run  - 
 04 -  Honey Honey; 
Mr. 9 Per Cent; 
Derrick  - 
 05 -  I Shot The Sherrif;
 Don't Mess With Him; 
Check it Out  - 
 06 -  Kung Fu Fighting; 
Natural Man; 
Mc.Arthur Park  - 
 07 -  Tonight;
 Ruby Rover; 
I Don't Mind  - 
 08 -  The Entertainer;
 London Town;
 The Six Teens  - 
 
Readers Digest Collection
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops 
LP5 - Pops Goes West - The Sound of Music
 
  -  Shenandoah  - 
  -  Deep In The Heart Of Texas  - 
  -  High Noon  - 
  -  Down In The Valley  - 
  -  The Streets Of Laredo  - 
  -  San Antonio Rose  - 
  -  The Sound Of Music Medley   - 
  -  Slaughter On Tenth Avenue  - 
Bert Kaempfert 
Bert Kaempfert Now! 
(Polydor 2310 137 DE 1971)
 
 1 -  Put Your Hand In The Hand  - 
 2 -  Kiss Her Once With Feeling  - 
 3 -  Me And My Shadow  - 
 4 -  In Our Time (A Musical Prayer For Peace)  - 
 5 -  Red Sky At Morning  - 
 6 -  Falling Free  - 
 7 -  Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)  - 
 8 -  Oh Woman, Oh Why  - 
 9 -  Grey Eyes Make Me Blue  - 
 10 -  Bell Bottoms  - 
 11 -  Proud Mary  - 
 12 -  Living Easy  - 
 
 
Readers Digest Collection
FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL HITS
Various Orchestras
South Sea Island Hits - All Time American
 
 1 -  Q01. South Sea Island Magic  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 2 -  Q02. Across The Sea  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 3 -  Q03. Now Is The Hour  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 4 -  Q04. Hawaiian Paradise  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 5 -  Q05. Paradise  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 6 -  Q06. Hawaiian Sunset  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 7 -  Q07. Aloha Oe  - Dick Mahi And His Hawaiian Paradise Orchestra  - 
 8 -  R01. Let's Dance  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 9 -  R02. Moonglow  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 10 -  R03. Strictly Instrumental  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 11 -  R04. Woodchopper's Ball  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 12 -  R05. Sentimental Journey  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 13 -  R06. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 14 -  R07. You Made Me Love You  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
 15 -  R08. Lazy River  - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown  - 
The Piano Guys 
The Piano Guys 2
 
 01 -  Begin Again  - 
 02 -  Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel Canon in D)  - 
 03 -  Mission Impossible (feat. Lindsey Stirling)  - 
 04 -  Lord of the Rings  - 
 05 -  Berlin  - 
 06 -  All of Me  - 
 07 -  Just the Way You Are  - 
 08 -  Waterfall  - 
 09 -  Charlie Brown Medley  - 
 10 -  Me and My Cello (Happy Together)  - 
 11 -  Twinkle Lullaby  - 
 12 -  More Than Words  - 
 13 -  Can't Help Falling in Love  - 
 14 -  Begin Again (feat. Megan Nicole & Alex Goot)  - 
 15 -  Rock Meets Rachmaninoff  - 
Los Mayas 
Música Para Ouvir Amando
 
 1 -  Malagueña  - 
 2 -  Bachianas Brasileiras  - 
 3 -  Lullaby  - 
 4 -  Yucatan  - 
 5 -  Valdemosa Love  - 
 6 -  Sleep In Peace  - 
 7 -  Love Dream  - 
 8 -  Midnight Moon  - 
Claude Ciari 
THE BEST OF....
 
 1 -  La Playa  - 
 2 -  Save The Last Dance For Me  - 
 3 -  Fascination  - 
 4 -  Hymne A L'amour  - 
 5 -  La Reine De Saba  - 
 6 -  Dedicato Al Mare Egeo  - 
 7 -  Tombe La Neige  - 
 8 -  Solenzara  - 
 9 -  My Way  - 
 10 -  Nathalie  - 
 11 -  Recuerdos De La Alhambra  - 
 12 -  Concerto De Aranjuez  - 
 13 -  Estrellita  - 
 14 -  Maria Elena  - 
 15 -  El Humahuaqueno  - 
 16 -  Al Di La  - 
 17 -  La Dedico A Te  - 
 18 -  La Ragazza Di Bube  - 
 19 -  Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera  - 
 20 -  13 Jours En France  - 
 21 -  Les Parapluies De Cherbourg  - 
 22 -  Jeux Interdits  - 
 23 -  Nuovo Cinema Paradiso  - 
 24 -  Cavatina - Theme From The Deer Hunter  - 
 
We all knew it was coming ... it was inevitable, really ... just a matter of time ...
 
Still it didn't hurt any less to hear of Glen Campbell's passing yesterday at the age of 81 from Alzheimer's Disease.
 
This guy was a true entertainer ... all around, in every way ... and lived and loved to perform.
 
Over the years, he'd done just about everything ...
 
Played everywhere from Deep South Honky Tonks to Carnegie Hall ...
 
Amassed a legacy career of 44 Pop Hits, 79 Country Hits and 42 Adult Contemporary Hits ...
 
Hosted his own hit television series ... and, in his very first acting role, starred in a motion picture opposite John Wayne, "hand-picked" by The Duke himself, offering up a supporting role performance that Glen always maintained was strong enough to win Wayne his very first Academy Award.
 
He played on literally HUNDREDS of hit records as a session musician, hidden in the background as a faceless member of the infamous Wrecking Crew ... and toured the world several times over as a headlining superstar ...
 
Including a brief tour as a Beach Boys (literally ... he was Brian Wilson's on stage replacement until, as Mike Love so vividly describes it, "he left the band to become, you know, Glen Campbell."  (It was a pretty smart move ... Campbell would go on to sell nearly fifty million records under his own name!)
 
Songwriter Jimmy Webb supplied Campbell with his very own version of The Great American Songbook ... and along the way Glen recorded Webb's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (his pop breakthrough hit, #26, in 1967); "Wichita Lineman" (#3, 1969); "Galveston" (#4, 1969); "Where's The Playground, Susie?" (#26, 1969) and "Honey Come Back" (#19, 1970).
 
His summer replacement series, "The Glen Campbell Goodime Hour" subbed for the top-rated Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour before capturing its own place in the schedule.
 
After a few years of sub-par releases, he reinvented himself as The Rhinestone Cowboy in 1975 and took his signature tune all the way to #1.  Campbell would have another #1 Pop Hit in 1977 with "Southern Nights".  He topped Billboard's Country Singles Chart a total of five times, adding "I Wanna Live" (1968); "Wichita Lineman" (1969) and "Galveston" (1969) to his tally.  He racked up an additional eight #1 Records on Billboard's Easy Listening / Adult Contemporary Singles chart with "Try A Little Kindness" (1969); "Country Boy" (1975); "Don't Pull Your Love / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (1976) and "Sunflower" (1977).
 
He won six Grammy Awards, including one for a track that he co-wrote, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" (his last chart single) from the documentary "I'll Be Me"), a VERY powerful recording assessing his current situation with Alzheimer's.  (This is Must See viewing, by the way.)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TsAh-zYFI
In addition, he was presented with The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
 
Campbell was married a total of four times (and had a highly publicized fling with Country Star Tanya Tucker in the early '80's, during what can only be described as a self-destructive "lost weekend" fueled by alcohol and cocaine.)  He had eight children and ten grandchildren.
 
Regrettably, although I was always a fan, I never got to the chance to see him perform live.  (I wanted to go see him when his farewell tour stopped at The Rialto Square Theater in nearby Joliet but wasn't able to attend.) 
That final tour was filmed and became the bulk of the "I'll Be Me" documentary ... but the heart and soul of that film was Glen himself ... while it was sad to see his deterioration right before our eyes, his humor, his talent and his charm always shone through.  He leaves behind an incredible legacy ... it would be impossible to count the number of lives his music has touched over the years ... both as a cracker-jack session guitarist and as an International Superstar in his own right.
 
The world's a little sadder place today ... but Glen himself will bring joy back into our lives the very next time we put on one of his records.  You're not gonna miss us ... but we're certainly going to miss you.
SOURCE:
Kent Kotal
Forgotten Hits
https://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/
Http://​www.forgottenhits.com​
 
 Glen Campbell 
The Big Bad Rock Guitar Of
 
 01  -  Walk, Don't Run  -     
 02  - Ticket To Ride  -     
 03  - Steven's Shuck  -     
 04  - Spanish Shades  -     
 05  - The Lone Arranger  -     
 06  - James Bond Theme  -     
 07  - It's Not Unusual  -     
 08  - King of the Road  -     
 09  - Sassy  -     
 10  - Mr.Tambourine Man  -     
 11  - Spring Mist  -     
 12  - Beef Jerky  -     
 
Nilo Sérgio Orquestra e Vozes  
Romance Vol 1
 
 01 -  Canção Para Um Homem no Espaço  - 
 02 -  Summertime  - 
 03 -  My Prayer  - 
 04 -  Winter Love  - 
 05 -  Oração Para Uma Menina  - 
 06 -  The Winter Song  - 
 07 -  Copacabana Concerto  - 
 08 -  I Love Brahms  - 
 09 -  Ranchero  - 
 10 -  Marias de Portugal  - 
Dan Troxell 
Peaceful Easy Feeling
 
 1 -  Peaceful Easy Feeling  - 
 2 -  The Homecoming  - 
 3 -  What a Wonderful World  - 
 4 -  The Feather Song  - 
 5 -  We've Only Just Begun  - 
 6 -  Arthur's Theme  - 
 7 -  Everything I Do, I Do it For You  - 
 8 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off of You  - 
 9 -  How Deep is Your Love  - 
 10 -  Glitter in the Air  - 
 11 -  Wonderful Tonight  - 
 12 -  Breathe  - 
 13 -  The Wedding Song  - 
 14 -  Hotel California  - 
 15 -  Annie's Song  -
Various Orchestras
Pleasant Music for Relaxing 4
 
 01 -  Over The Rainbow  - The Jun Noersiah Strings  - 
 02 -  As Years Go By  - Concert Collier  - 
 03 -  Cherry Blossom Time  - Columbia Ballroom Orchestra  - 
 04 -  Sing  - The Baroque Ensemble  - 
 05 -  Top Of The World  - Columbia Ballroom Orchestra  - 
 06 -  We Are The World  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 07 -  Side By Side  - Fresh & Noble Orchestra  - 
 08 -  Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My..  - The Jun Noersiah Strings  - 
 09 -  On My Own  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 10 -  I Just Called To Say I Love ..  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 11 -  From "Melody"  - The Movin' Dream Orchestra -..  - 
 12 -  Music Box Dancer  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 13 -  Le Quattro Stagioni La Prima..  - The Baroque Ensemble  - 
 14 -  Summer Love  - Columbia Ballroom Orchestra  - 
 15 -  Serenade ? 13, Kv.525  - The Sea Mailmen  - 
 16 -  L'amour Est Blue  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 17 -  Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'round T..  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 18 -  For The Peace Of All Mankind  - Nordisle Bois Orchestre  - 
 19 -  Terry's Theme From "Lime Lig..  - Gene Cossmann Orchestra  - 
Various Artists 
Melodies, Moods & Memories [Disc 4]
 
 1 -  Those Were The Days  - Mantovani  - 
 2 -  Delilah  - Les Reed  - 
 3 -  Scarborough Fair  - Frank Chacksfield  - 
 4 -  Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head  - Henry Mancini  - 
 5 -  Love Is Blue  - Paul Mauriat  - 
 6 -  The Windmills of Your Mind  - Henry Mancini  - 
 7 -  Congratulations  - Franck Pourcel  - 
 8 -  For Once in My Life  - Mantovani  - 
 9 -  This Guy's in Love with You  - Ron Goodwin  - 
 10 -  MacArthur Park  - Percy Faith  - 
 11 -  Bridge Over Troubled Water  - Frank Chacksfield  - 
 12 -  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  - Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra  - 
 13 -  Something  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 14 -  [They Long To Be] Close to You  - Frank Chacksfield  - 
 15 -  Song Sung Blue  - Arthur Fiedler: Boston Pops Orchestra  - 
 16 -  Imagine  - Franck Pourcel  - 
 17 -  Put Your Hand In The Hand  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 18 -  My Sweet Lord  - Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos With Orchestra  - 
 19 -  Amazing Grace  - Arthur Fiedler: Boston Pops Orchestra  - 
 20 -  And I Love You So  - Mantovani  - 
Paul Mauriat 
Holidays
 
 1 -  Holidays  - 
 2 -  La chanson pour Anna  - 
 3 -  Il y a du soleil sur la France  - 
 4 -  Après toi  - 
 5 -  Mamy Blue  - 
 6 -  Last Summer Day (Adieu l'été, adieu la plage)  - 
 7 -  Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from ''The Godfather'')  - 
 8 -  Jesus Cristo  - 
 9 -  I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing  - 
 10 -  Here's To You  - 
 11 -  A Summer Place  - 
 12 -  Mother Of Mine  - 
Nelson Riddle 
Love Is A Game Of Poker
 
 1 -  Playboy's Theme  - 
 2 -  Alone Too Long  - 
 3 -  Queen Of Hearts  - 
 4 -  Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume  - 
 5 -  Finesse  - 
 6 -  A Game Of Poker  - 
 7 -  It's So Nice To Have A Man About The House  - 
 8 -  Witchcraft  - 
 9 -  Two Hearts Wild  - 
 10 -  You Fascinate Me So  - 
 11 -  Penny Ante  - 
 12 -  Indiscreet  - 
Hugo Montenegro 
Cha Chas For Dancing 
 
 01 -  Patricia  - 
 02 -  Tea For Two  - 
 03 -  Perfidia  - 
 04 -  Guaglione  - 
 05 -  Sweet and Gentle  - 
 06 -  Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps  - 
 07 -  Havin A Ball  - 
 08 -  Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White  - 
 09 -  Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise  - 
 10 -  Boo Qui, Woo Qui  - 
 11 -  Mack The Knife  - 
 12 -  Theme From "A Summer Place"  - 
The 20th Century Strings 
(conducted by Sonny Lester) 
Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair
 
 1 -  Overture  - 
 2 -  It Might As Well Be Spring  - 
 3 -  This Isn't Heaven  - 
 4 -  It's A Grand Night For Singing  - 
 5 -  Willing and Eager  - 
 6 -  Never Say No  - 
 7 -  Isn't It Kind Of Fun  - 
 8 -  More Than Just A Friend  - 
 9 -  It's The Little Things In Texas  - 
 10 -  That's For Me  - 
 11 -  Finale  - 
The Columbia Musical Treasuries 
Orchestra And Chorus 
The Unforgettable Years 4
 
 401 -  The Exodus Song  - 
 402 -  Whatever Will Be, Will Be  - 
 403 -  Gigi  - 
 404 -  All The Way  - 
 405 -  Laura  - 
 406 -  High Hopes  - 
 407 -  Unchained Melody  - 
 408 -  Three Coins In The Fountain  - 
 409 -  Love Is A Many Splendored Thing  - 
 410 -  Summertime In Venice  - 
 411 -  The Song From Moulin Rouge  - 
 412 -  Fascination  - 
Richard Clayderman 
Traum-Gala
 
 1 -  Unchained Melody  - 
 2 -  We Are The World  - 
 3 -  I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face  - 
 4 -  People  - 
 5 -  The Way You Look Tonight  - 
 6 -  The Sun Of y Love  - 
 7 -  The Shadow Of Your Smile  - 
 8 -  Cara mia  - 
 9 -  Wonderland By Night  - 
 10 -  Stranger On The Shore  - 
 11 -  I Want To Know What Love Is  - 
 12 -  The Way I Loved You  - 
 13 -  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - 
 14 -  Fragile Heart  - 
 15 -  Chanson d'amour  - 
 16 -  Bewitched  - 
DICK SCHORY
HOLIDAY FOR PERCUSSION
1962
 
 
The yearning for a great holiday keeps a modern society alive and fully intact, right? The 50's and 60's brought us many different holiday-related albums, some of them successful travelogs drawing from the habits and traditions of many countries, others being more fond of the general perception of escapism and the feeling of carefreeness rather than a time-compressed fleeting visit through several destinations. In 1962, percussionist Dick Schory (born 1931) sees the market-related opportunity of the ongoing vacation movement and decides (or is – ahem – pushed) to come up with a big band album of nine renditions and three original cuts, called Holiday For Percussion, produced by Marty Gold of Skin Tight fame and released on RCA Victor in stereo.
 
 
 
A pun on David Rose's – back then shiny new – composition Holiday For Strings, the album is excitingly diffuse about its focus: neither are there songs from specific countries nor an overarching theme of, say, sunlit beaches or moonlit jungles. Schory concentrates on the feeling of utter joy and garnishes it with percussion placentas. Bongos, congas, tonewoods, castanets, timpani, timbales and xylophones are readily on board, either aptly accentuating or outshining the diverse instrumental pool of brass instruments, guitars, harps and pianos. No orchestra strings are used, an expected omission on Schory's records. Upbeat and slow formations go hand in hand, and while the album may have originally only been created in the first place to celebrate the electrifying progress of that recording technique called Stereo, rest assured that the aura of the album feels artsy enough to cover the smell of dollars mixed with technocratic sweat. No Exotica album per se, Holiday For Percussion not only shares the instruments with this vivacious alloy, but surprisingly often also presents similar timbres and congruent tones in the compositions.
 
 
 
A mixture of Crime Jazz and tense car chase scenarios, at least in the hands of Dick Schory, here comes Rafael Hernández's El Cumbanchero. Launching with a propelling bongo aorta that leads to a xylophone droplet-fueled oompah brass panorama, the dusky scenery draws from Latin mannerisms and Balkan traits. It does not make that huge of an impression, but the percussion is great and the setting comparably fresh, just not as euphonious as I would like it to be. Tiger Rag, however, turns out to be that rare treat. Originally envisioned by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Schory's big band stays close to its swinging brass-y state, but ennobles the formula with serpentine xylophone spirals, wave-like double bass accompaniments and deliberately wonky timpani. The melody is cheeky, comical and quirky, but once things seem to be too much over the top, stereo-panned cowbell-fueled vibraphone segues lessen the comic relief. Space-Age Lounge par excellence!
 
 
 
While Willis Charkovsky's and Dick Schory's own Diablo Bolero is a shady but harmless critter which confronts military march-like kettle drums that do a Bolero justice with superbly cool guitar twangs and jungular xylophone thickets before it moves to a fulminant climax supercharged with organ stabs, castanet clicks and klaxon horns, the writing duo does another great job arrangement-wise on Jacques Offenbach's eternal anthem Can Can thanks to crystalline aortas of marimbas, xylophones and cowbells as well as the droning timpani and effervescent brass euphony. Not Exotica-related, but a delicate hybrid of Space-Age and classical allusions. Heinz Eric Roemheld's and Mitchell Parish's Ruby is next and could well be the best song off side A due to its enormously enchanting downbeat structure of mellow brass legato washes, chime infusions plus mallet foils and transfiguring harp riffs. Even if you do not know this piece, you can guess its framework when you know other Jazz themes named after women. Greatly arranged and totally streamlined in a good way.
 
 
 
Side A closes with Johnny Cherokee's larger-than-life Cherokee, bringing back the feeling of the opener El Cumbanchero, i.e. that pressing feeling of being chased, aptly transcribed by the dark waves of acidic horns, but this is just the pompous beginning to a much more dreamy brass panorama with momentary Asian marimba sequences, muted trombones and growling tubas. Even mellifluous harps and guitars made it to the arrangement, and since there is a great percussion segue in the middle with punchy bongos and great cocktail drums, Cherokee is anything but worthwhile.
 
 
 
Side B opens with Jean Schwartz's and William Jerome artifact from the Prohibition-era called Chinatown My Chinatown. It is here where Holiday For Percussion turns to Exotica lands: boldly faux-Eastern tone sequences meet magnificently downwards-spiraling Chinese gongs, koto-like guitar licks coated in mystery and warped drums coalesce and lighten up after the shrouded prelude, creating a sun-soaked exoticism full of brass-fueled enlightenment and a superb backdrop of iridescent mallet instrument shimmers. Up next is the title track Holiday For Percussion, said pun on Holiday For Strings. Written by frequent collaborator Bobby Christian, it is one of the rare tunes that is almost Werner Müller-esque in its show tune setting: Latin pianos meet glitzy triangles, crunchy congas and green-tinged xylophones. The droning timpani in adjacency to the terrifically warm guitar twangs augment the beauty next to the friendliness of the brazen trumpets. The production aesthetics of Marty Gold are all over this great tune.
 
 
 
Stop Time Cha Cha sees Bobby Christian and Dick Schory concocting a unique tune with lots of arpeggiated devices like xylophone flecks, woodpecking bongos and clinging cowbells being placed in a tuba- and trumpet-kindled arrangement. Even though this tune is perfectly benign, there is a section that rises in tension and seriousness. The climactic eruption however turns into Brazilian sunlight. In the end, Stop Time Cha Cha is more about the various textures and their sustain phases than actual melodies, but it is a great ditty of jocular prowess. Twelfth Street Rag, originally written by Euday L. Bowman, then lures the listener. Its opening section is world-famous and finished off by a cannon impact-like beat of a drum. It then features the same xylophone and brass dialog which the endemic style of the album suggests time and again. The muted wah wah trumpet scheme is particularly vivid, Peanuts fans will rejoice. Glistening glockenspiels, hollow congas and transcendental harp riffs round off the camouflaged big band tune.
 
 
 
Andy Razaf's, Fats Waller's and Harry Brooks' Ain't Misbehavin' is a downbeat gem with a wealth of plinking mallet instruments and sun-dried guitars, totally silky and always accessible, whereas the finale comprises of the fitting Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers by Léon Jessel and Ballard McDonald. Brass fanfares, military march drums and a surprisingly uplifting tempo with jazzy bass spirals make this final piece a celebratory piece of exhilaration. The counteracting dark intersection of approximately seven seconds is much more war-inducing, but vaporizes into big band cheekiness soon enough. A reciprocating, shapeshifting closer.
 
 
 
Well, shiver me timbers, Holiday For Percussion is one of Dick Schory's greatest works where you can sense the joy of the band members on each note. It is a great big band Lounge album that boasts as much about the textures and surfaces of the various instruments as it is keen on catchy melodies. Rounding the prowess off is the regularly occurring stereo panning effect where certain instruments switch channels frequently, a production technique that is strictly outdated in Jazz-related circles and even electronic music albums nowadays, but does not harm the fun and good spirit of the LP, at least not in my humble opinion. The music lives up to the bold promise of the album title. The percussion instruments may be comparably basic, as mostly congas, bongos, castanets, timpani and kettle drums are used, but the actual star on the album, the xylophone, helps out in this regard as a so-called melodious drum, serving harmonies and creating rhythms to equal proportions. The sound quality remains great to this day, but it is the collected material that captures my heart: be it the enormously mollifying and cozy dreamscape Ruby that towers above everything else and is in a class of its own, the faux-Asian exotique of Chinatown My Chinatown or the big night out that is implied by the title track Holiday For Percussion, everything on this album glows and shines.
 
 
 
And yet, Dick Schory fails to make the important step. This is no Exotica album per se, but I would have loved to see the percussion instruments being even more upfront and much more eclectic. Instead, the focus is on the melodies. I cannot complain all too much though; thankfully, these melodies are bubbling and foaming. Instead of coming up with the same old big band shtick, Dick Schory and his fellows inject harps, warm guitars and the occasional piano into the compositions, thereby lessening the impetus of the tubas, trombones and trumpets quite a bit. The album's accessibility is furthermore a great achievement. It isn't honey-sweet, just perfectly balanced, the wonkiness of the timpani add a spacey touch to it and the fear of neglecting the material in favor of the stereo effect is luckily unjustified. Holiday For Percussion is available on vinyl, with a re-issue available in digital music stores. It not just beats its follow-up Supercussion from 1963… it severely crushes it! 
 
 
 
Exotica Review 344: Dick Schory – Holiday For Percussion (1962).
 Originally published on May 24, 2014 at AmbientExotica.com.
 01  - El Cumbanchero  -     
 02  - Tiger Rag  -     
 03  - Bolero Diablo  -     
 04  - Can-Can  -     
 05  - Ruby  -     
 06  - Cherokee  -     
 07  - Chinatown My Chinatown  -     
 08  - Holiday for Percussion  -     
 09  - Stop the Cha Cha  -     
 10  - Twelfth Street Rag  -     
 11  - Ain't Misbehavin'  -     
 12  - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers  -

 

Bobby Byrne & All-Star Alumni Band 
The Great Songs Hits Glenn Miller
 
  -  In The Mood  - 
  -  Tuxedo Junction  - 
  -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
  -  Stardust  - 
  -  Adios  - 
  -  Little Brown Jug  - 
  -  A String of Pearls  - 
  -  Sunrise Serenade  - 
  -  American Patrol  - 
  -  Rhapsody in Blue  - 
  -  Alice Blue  - 
  -  Johnson Rag  - 

Bobby Byrne Orchestra 
The Great Themes of America's Greatest Band's
 
  -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
  -  Let's Dance  - 
  -  Smoke Rings  - 
  -  Nightmare   - 
  -  Cherokee  - 
  -  Auld Lang Syne (singer)  - 
  -  Take the 'A' Train  - 
  -  Green Hills of Erin (Danny Boy)  - 
  -  Contrasts   - 
  -  Ciribiribin  - 
  -  I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  - 
  -  Snowfall  - 

Bobby Byrne & All-Star Alumni Band 
The Great Songs Hits Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey
 
  -  Marie (singer)  - 
  -  Boogie Woogie  - 
  -  Song of India  - 
  -  Opus n. 1  - 
  -  Well Git It  - 
  -  I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  - 
  -  Amapola (singer)  - 
  -  I Understand (singer)  - 
  -  So Rare  - 
  -  Green Eyes (singer)  - 
  -  The Breeze and I (singer)  - 
  -  Contrasts   -
 

 LL play the Glen Campbell Songbook
 
 01  - Gentle On My Mind  -   Billy Vaughn Singers  -   
 02  - Let It Be Me  -   The Hollyridge Strings  -   
 03  - Southern Nights  -   Günter Noris  -   
 04  - Bonaparte's Retreat  -   Danny Davis  -   
 05  - Mary in the morning  -   Percy Faith-  -   
 06  - Rhinestone Cowboy  -   James Last  -   
 07  - Mac Arthur Park  -   Raymond Lefevre  -   
 08  - Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife  -   Al de Lory  -   
 09  - Lovesick Blues  -   Floyd Cramer  -   
 10  - It's Only Make Believe  -   Lex DeAzevedo & His Orchestra  -   
 11  - Honey Come Back  -   Les and Larry Elgart Nashville Country Sound  -   
 12  - Burning Bridges  -   Lalo Schiffrin  -   
 13  - God Only Knows  -   Sounds Orchestral  -   
 14  - Where's The Playground Susie  -   Gunter Kallmann Chorus  -   
 15  - Sunflower  -   Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra  -   
 16  - Please Come To Boston  -   Floyd Cramer  -   
 17  - All I Have To Do Is Dream  -   Larry Dalton and his Orchestra  -   
 18  - True Grit  -   The Longines Symphonette  -   
 19  - Galveston  -   Andre Kostelanetz    -   
 20  - The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 21  - Wichita Lineman  -   Kurt Edelhagen  -   
 22  - By The Time I Get To Phoenix  -   Ray Davies & The Buttown Down Brass  -   
 23  - Classical Gas   -   Glen Campbell  -   
 24  - William Tell Ouverture  -   Apollo 100  -   
 25  - Amazing Grace  -   Roberto Delgado  -

LL THE JIMMY WEBB SONGBOOK
 
01    -  MacArthur Park (Opening)  - Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed  -    
02    -  Sunshower  - Kurt Edelhagen  -    
03    -  Evie  - James Last  -    
04    -  By The Tme I Get To Phoenix  - Horst Jankowski  -    
05    -  Didn't We  - Henry Mancini  -    
06    -  Paper Chase  - Ronnie Aldrich  -    
07    -  One Of The Nicer Things  - Walter Wanderley   -    
08    -  Galveston  - Andre Kostelanetz  -    
09    -  Honey Come Back  - Les and larry Elgart  -    
10    -  The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress  - Ronnie Aldrich  -    
11    -  Whichita Lineman  - Franck Chacksfield  -    
12    -  Up Up and Away  - John Scott  -    
13    -  If You Must Leave My Life  - Kurt Edelhagen  -    
14    -  Walk Your Feet In The Sunshine  - Ronnie Aldrich  -    
15    -  Mac Arthur Park  - James Last & Choir  -    
16    -  Where's The Playground Susie  - Günter Kallman Chorus  -    
17    -  By The Time I Get To Phoenix  - Ray Conniff  -    
18    -  Wichita Lineman  - Copeland Singers  -    
19    -  Walk Your Feet In The Sunshine  - 5th Dimension  -    
20    -  Up Up And Away  - Johnny Mann Singers  -    
21    -  Galveston  - Günter Kallmann  -    
22    -   Didn't we  - Hugo Montenegro  -    
23    -  5:30 Plane  - Walter Wanderley & chorus  -    
24    -   When it was done  - Hugo Montenegro  -    
25    -  MacArthur Park (Grand Finale)  - The London Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Choral Society  -   

 LL Songs around a Campfire
 
 01  - Mrs. Robinson  -   Caravelli  -   
 02  - Leaving On A Jet Plane  -   Percy Faith & chorus  -   
 03  - Clementine  -   Werner Drexler  -   
 04  - Skip To My Lou  -   Kay Webb  -   
 05  - Daydream Believer  -   Pat Valentino & His Orchestra  -   
 06  - Waltzing Mathilde  -   Ray Davies and the Button Down Brass  -   
 07  - Blowin' in the wind  -   Ronnie Aldrich  -   
 08  - Sweet Caroline  -   Les Reed  -   
 09  - Camptown Races  -   Tanzorchester Rudi Bohn  -   
 10  - What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor  -   Marek & Vacek & Orchester Hans Bertram  -   
 11  - American pie  -   Harald Winkler & The Norman Candler Orchestra  -   
 12  - Take Me Home Country Roads  -   The Geoff Love Country Singers  -   
 13  - As Tears Go By  -   The Mike Leander Orchestra  -   
 14  - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  -   Al Hirt & Orchestra conducted by Billy May  -   
 15  - Banana Boat Song  -   Werner Müller and his Orchestra  -   
 16  - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport  -   Lawrence Welk  -   
 17  - California Dreamin'  -   The Brass Ring  -   
 18  - If I Had A Hammer  -   Franz Lambert  -   
 19  - Let It Be  -   Paul Kuhn  -   
 20  - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay  -   Francis Moore  -   
 21  - Where Have All The Flowers Gone  -   Mantovani & His Orchestra  -   
 22  - Kumbayah  -   James Last  -   
 23  - Put Your Hand in the Hand  -   The Mike Curb Congregation  -   
 24  - Puff (The Magic Dragon)  -   Baja Marimba Band  -   
 25  - Stand By Me  -   Max Greger  -   
 

 

James Last and Jackie Rae wrote this song, which became a hit for Petula Clark, and also Andy williams. Here Glen Campbell performs it on his 'Goodtime Hour' in the early 70s.

Onderwerp: WEEK 33 - 2017

Datum: 30-09-2017

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week33-2017

Wonderful week.
Thanks!

Datum: 13-08-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 33

Thank's Harry and LL team for remembering Glen Campbell this week.He was a great singer for me. The other albums are also interesant for thi 33. week

Thank's once more.

Darko

Datum: 13-08-2017

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 33

Thanks all this week's great music.

Datum: 12-08-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 33

Looks like a lot of really nice music this week, thanks to Harry and contributors.
Some 'new' artists and some old.
Glen Campbell's passing reminds me of my age bc he and I are of the same age. I remember when his songs were first released on radio around 1967, and I bought one of his first albums on 8-track which I wore out on the player in my car, then bought another. Glen Campbell, a great artist! He will be sorely missed.
Ed, from a gloomy Tennessee

Datum: 12-08-2017

Door: Lucien Van Acker

Onderwerp: Week 33

Bedankt voor de ode aan Glen Campbell.

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