WEEK 34 - 2017

Paul Mauriat
Où sont les femmes?
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tracklisting:
 
1. Paul Mauriat - Jesahel / 02:34
2. Paul Mauriat - Lady Lay / 02:38
3. Paul Mauriat - Girl / 02:13
4. Paul Mauriat - C'est a vie ... Lily / 02:46
5. Paul Mauriat - Oh Lady Mary / 02:34
6. Paul Mauriat - Think of Laura / 03:10
7. Paul Mauriat - Odara / 03:40
8. Paul Mauriat - Elénore / 02:19
9. Paul Mauriat - La Rosita / 02:26
10. Paul Mauriat - Petite femme / 02:55
11. Paul Mauriat - Cathérine / 02:31
12. Paul Mauriat - Deux femmes à Dublin / 03:05
13. Paul Mauriat - Windy / 03:28
14. Paul Mauriat - Céline / 02:09
15. Paul Mauriat - When a man loves a woman / 02:46
16. Paul Mauriat - Delilah / 02:14
17. Paul Mauriat - Nadia's theme / 02:54
18. Paul Mauriat - Kalinka / 03:07
19. Paul Mauriat - Chimène / 02:51
20. Paul Mauriat - Joanna Francesa / 03:15
21. Paul Mauriat - Natural woman / 02:53
22. Paul Mauriat - Isadora / 02:59
23. Paul Mauriat - Penelope (L'éternel retour) / 03:55
24. Paul Mauriat - Cléopatre / 02:52
25. Paul Mauriat - Woman in love / 03:17
26. Paul Mauriat - La chanson pour Anna / 02:44
27. Paul Mauriat - To all the girls I've loved before / 03:06
28. Paul Mauriat - Tema de amor para Gabriela / 02:44
29. Paul Mauriat - Où sont les femmes? / 02:53

Roberto Delgado 
Fiesta for Dancing vol.2 
(CANADIAN VERSION)
 
 1 -  Paloma Blanca  - 
 2 -  Tschiou, Tschiou  - 
 3 -  Who's Got The Paper  - 
 4 -  Funiculi-Funicula  - 
 5 -  Dolannes Melody (previously unreleased in Europe)  - 
 6 -  Guantanamera  - 
 7 -  El Matador  - 
 8 -  Morning Sky (previously unreleased in Europe)  - 
 9 -  Griechischer Wein  - 
 10 -  Fiesta Barcelona  - 
 11 -  Adios (Soledad)  - 
 12 -  Mexico, Mexico  - 

Happy Summer Party
(Dutch Compilation Album)
 
 01 -  Copacabana  - 
 02 -  South Of The Border  - 
 03 -  Valencia  - 
 04 -  Once On A Sunday Morning  - 
 05 -  Cachita  - 
 06 -  Ave Maria no morro  - 
 07 -  Sly Mongoose  - 
 08 -  Spanish Eyes  - 
 09 -  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas  - 
 10 -  Der Einsame Hirte  - 
 11 -  El Condor Pasa  - 
 12 -  Granada  - 
 13 -  Wedding song  - 
 14 -  La Sorella  - 
 15 -  Guantanamera  - 
 16 -  The summer knows  - 

Bert Kaempfert 
Love Walked In
 
 1 -  Love Walked In  - 
 2 -  All The Things You Are  - 
 3 -  Choo Choo Ch' Boogie  - 
 4 -  The More I See You  - 
 5 -  C'est si bon  - 
 6 -  For Bert  - 
 7 -  My Blue Heaven  - 
 8 -  Prisoner Of Love  - 
 9 -  The Continental  - 
 10 -  San Francisco  - 
 11 -  The Entertainer  - 
 12 -  My Guy's Come Back  - 

 Max Greger
 Die Tanzplatte des Jahres '78
 
 Ma Baker
 Knowing Me Knowing You
 Danny Boy
 Mexican Hat Dance
 Red Light Speels Danger
 Yes Sir I Can Boogie; L'oiseau et L'enfant; Orzowei
 Porque Te Vas; Rockbottom; Kali Nichta
 Love Waltz
 Kiss of Fire; Olé Guapa
 Daisy Waltz; My Bonnie
 Caroline
 Beautiful Rose

Franck Pourcel 
Amour, Danse Et Violons N'35
 
 01 -  Paris violon  - 
 02 -  Cecilia  - 
 03 -  La nave del olvido  - 
 04 -  La chanson d'Helene  - 
 05 -  Raindrops keep fallin' on my head  - 
 06 -  Let It Be  - 
 07 -  Na Na He He Espoir  - 
 08 -  Bridge over Troubled Water  - 
 09 -  Butterfly  - 
 10 -  St. Nicolas  - 
 11 -  Quand Valseront Les Lilas  - 
 12 -  Borsalino  - 

The Melachrino Strings 
Rendezvous In Rome
 
 01 -  Rome The City  - 
 02 -  Volare  - 
 03 -  Castel Sant'angelo  - 
 04 -  Tesoro Mio  - 
 05 -  Three Coins In The Fountain  - 
 06 -  View of The Vatican  - 
 07 -  Colosseum  - 
 08 -  Autostrada  - 
 09 -  Ragazza Romana  - 
 10 -  Vista Roma  - 
 11 -  Italian Fantasy  - 
 12 -  Arrivederci, Roma  - 

Various Artists 
Melodies, Moods & Memories [Disc 5]
 
 1 -  Without You  - Franck Pourcel  - 
 2 -  Duelling Banjos  - Henry Mancini  - 
 3 -  Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree  - Mantovani  - 
 4 -  You Are The Sunshine Of My Life  - Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 5 -  It's Impossible  - Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos With Orchestra  - 
 6 -  The Summer Knows  - Geoff Love  - 
 7 -  Speak Softly Love  - Paul Mauriat  - 
 8 -  Feelings  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 9 -  Annie's Song  - Henry Mancini  - 
 10 -  Dancing Queen  - Frank Chacksfield  - 
 11 -  You Make Me Feel Brand New  - Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 12 -  I Write The Songs  - Johnny Gregory  - 
 13 -  If You Leave Me Now  - Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos With Orchestra  - 
 14 -  Send In The Clowns  - Henry Mancini  - 
 15 -  Rhinestone Cowboy  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 16 -  The Way We Were  - Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains  - 
 17 -  All By Myself  - Henry Mancini  - 
 18 -  The Most Beuatiful Girl  - Bert Kaempfert  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
Stereo TanzParty 07
 
 1 -  Ein Schlafsack und eine Gitarre  - 
 2 -  Eres Tu  - 
 3 -  Marina  - 
 4 -  Harmony  - 
 5 -  So wie ein Regenbogen  - 
 6 -  Ich hör' überall Musik  - 
 7 -  My Lady of Spain  - 
 8 -  Nights In White Satin  - 
 9 -  Speedy Gonzales  - 
 10 -  You're So Vain  - 
 11 -  Killing Me Softly With His Song  - 
 12 -  Der Junge mit der Mundharmonika  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION
Pops Varieties 6/9
Arthur Fiedler & Ralph Votapec (piano) 
LP6 - Piano Favorites & INTERMEZZO
 
 01 -  Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto 1 - B Flat Minor  - 
 02 -  Grieg - Concerto In A Minor - Theme From First Movement  - 
 03 -  Bach - Concerto No.5 In F Minor- Third Movement  - 
 04 -   Schumann- Concerto In A Minor - Second Movement Intermezzo  - 
 05 -  Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 In C Minor - Theme From Third Movement  - 
 06 -  Laura  - 
 07 -   A Lover's Concerto   - 
 08 -  Boccherini - Minuet   - 
 09 -  Tambourin Chinois  - 
 10 -  Cavalleria Rusticana_Intermezzo   - 
 11 -  Ritual Fire Dance  - 

Bill Black's Combo 
The Untouchable Sound * 1962
 
 01 -  Joey's Song  - 
 02 -  Castle Rock  - 
 03 -  Red Top  - 
 04 -  Tippin' Inn  - 
 05 -  Skokiaan  - 
 06 -  Woodchopper's Ball  - 
 07 -  So What  - 
 08 -  Night Train  - 
 09 -  Your Cheatin' Heart  - 
 10 -  Ain't That A Shame  - 
 11 -  Little Brown Jug  -
 12 -  I Can't Stop Loving You  - 
 

Tol & Tol 
Mistiko
 
 01 -  Going west  - 
 02 -  Aegina  - 
 03 -  Mistiko  - 
 04 -  Twilight in elfland  - 
 05 -  The windjammer  - 
 06 -  The federal blues  - 
 07 -  A new irish tune  - 
 08 -  Blue moon dancing  - 
 09 -  Where the wind blows  - 
 10 -  Cinderella´s waltz  - 
 11 -  Out in the country  - 
 12 -  From the new world  - 
 13 -  At The King´s Place  - 
 14 -  Rancho deluxe  - 
 15 -  On The Top Of The World  - 

Dick Dia and His Mandolin Orchestra 
    The Sound Of Magnificent Mandolins     
Vinyl LP Audio Fidelity AFSD 5963
 
 01 -  Summertime In Venice  - 
 02 -  Never On Sunday  - 
 03 -  Nu Quart' E Luna  - 
 04 -  Arrivederci Roma  - 
 05 -  Pearl Fishers  - 
 06 -  Brasilia  - 
 07 -  Piccolissima Serenata  - 
 08 -  La Luce Nella Fenesta  - 
 09 -  Chella 'Lla  - 
 10 -  Vola Colomba  - 
 11 -  La Strada Nel Bosco  - 
 12 -  Scalinatella  - 

Percy Faith 
CORAZON - 1973
 
 1 -  Corazon  - 
 2 -  Beautiful Obsession  - 
 3 -  Enter The Dragon  - 
 4 -  Someone Who Cares  - 
 5 -  Our Love  - 
 6 -  Vado Via  - 
 7 -  Crunchy Granola Suite  - 
 8 -  My Heart Cries For You  - 
 9 -  Pata Pata  - 
 10 -  When I Fall In Love  - 
 11 -  First Light  - 

Various Artists 
Golden Sounds Of The 60's, disc 1
 
 1 -  Raindrops Keep Falling On My H  - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra  - 
 2 -  Galveston  - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra  - 
 3 -  This Guy's In Love With You  - Garry Blake & His Orchestra  - 
 4 -  Cherish  - Johnny Harris & His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  Wonderful Land  - Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra  - 
 6 -  Alfie  - Norman Percival & His Orchestra  - 
 7 -  Up, Up And Away  - Larry Page & His Orchestra  - 
 8 -  A Walk In The Black Forest  - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra  - 
 9 -  Sukiyaki  - David Whitaker & His Orchestra  - 
 10 -  Music To Watch Girls By  - Garry Blake & His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  This Is My Song  - Alan Tew & His Orchestra  - 
 12 -  Casino Royale  - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra  - 
 13 -  Here, There And Everywhere  - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra  - 
 14 -  Mas Que Nada  - David Whitaker & His Orchestra  - 
 15 -  Everybody's Talkin'  - Leroy Holmes & His Orchestra  - 
 16 -  The Windmills Of Your Mind  - Joe Reisman & His Orchestra  - 
 17 -  Everyone's Gone to the Moon [W  - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestr  - 
 18 -  Homeward Bound  - Bernard Ebbinghouse & His Orch  - 
 19 -  Good Morning Starshine  - David Whitaker & His Orchestra  - 
 20 -  Moon River  - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra  - 
 21 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off You  - Arthur Greenslade & His Orches  - 
 22 -  You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin  - Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra  - 
 23 -  My Cherie Amour  - Perry Botkin Jr & His Orchestra  - 
 24 -  Theme from ''A Summer Place''  - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestr  - 
 25 -  You're Sixteen  - Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra  - 

Nilo Sérgio Orquestra e Vozes 
ROMANCE Vol. 2
 
 01 -  Romantic Partners  - 
 02 -  Porgy And Bess  - 
 03 -  Ita Ain't Necessarely So   - 
 04 -  Canção dos Vagabundos  - 
 05 -  Sansão e Dalila  - 
 06 -  Lover Simphony  - 
 07 -  My Sin  - 
 08 -  Lago dos Cisnes  - 
 09 -  Quiereme Mucho  - 
 10 -  Hymne a L'Amour  - 

Elcio Alvarez e Sua Orquestra e Coral 
Top Hits
 
 01 -  Blue Star  - 
 02 -  Vola Colomba  - 
 03 -  Legata A Un Granello Di Sabbia  - 
 04 -  Se Mi Perderai  - 
 05 -  Pera Madura  - 
 06 -  Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer  - 
 07 -  Quem Tudo Quer Nada Tem  - 
 08 -  Nova Flor  - 
 09 -  Mas Que Nada  - 
 10 -  Bolinha de Sabão  - 
 11 -  Sa-sa-ruê  - 
 12 -  Vamos Sa-sa-ruá  - 

David Osborne 
Unforgettable
 
 1 -  Chances Are  - 
 2 -  Unforgettable  - 
 3 -  Georgia On My Mind  - 
 4 -  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  - 
 5 -  Misty  - 
 6 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 7 -  You Were Always On My Mind  - 
 8 -  These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)  - 
 9 -  La Vie En Rose  - 
 10 -  When I Fall In Love  - 
 11 -  Tenderly  - 
 12 -  I Will Wait For You  - 
 13 -  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - 
 14 -  Unchained Melody  - 
The Readers Digest Collection
Festival of International Hits
World-Wide Movie And TV Hits (vol.10)
 
 1 -  A01. To Sir, With Love  - Intérprete(s): Norman Percival And His Orchestra  - 
 2 -  A02. Somewhere, My Love  - Intérprete(s): Carlo Savina And His Orchestra  - 
 3 -  A03. Born Free  - Intérprete(s): London Pops Orchestra (Conducted By Charles Gerhardt)  - 
 4 -  04. A Man And A Woman  - Intérprete(s): Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  A05. You Only Live Twice  - Intérprete(s): Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra  - 
 6 -  A06. Stella By Starlight  - Intérprete(s): London Pops Orchestra (Conducted By Douglas Gamley)  - 
 7 -  A07. Long Ago  - Intérprete(s): The Robert Mandell And His Orchestra With Mike Sammes Singers  - 
 8 -  B01. Peter Gunn  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 
 9 -  B02. Theme From Peyton Place  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 
 10 -  B03. I Spy  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 
 11 -  B04. The Untouchables  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 
 12 -  B05. Gunsmoke  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 
 13 -  B06. Theme From Route 66  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 
 14 -  B07. Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E  - Intérprete(s): Warren Barker And His Orchestra  - 

101 Strings Orchestra 
Life Love Collection
 
Disc 1
 01 -  Moonlight Becomes You  - 
 02 -  Fly Me To The Moon  - 
 03 -  Night On The Riviera  - 
 04 -  Blue Danube  - 
 05 -  Moon River  - 
 06 -  Can't Take My Eyes Off You  - 
 07 -  Some Enchanted Evening  - 
 08 -  The Night Is Young & You're So Beautiful  - 
 09 -  Rhapsody In Blue  - 
 10 -  Deep Purple  - 
 11 -  Young At Heart  - 
 12 -  Manhattan Rhapsody  - 
 13 -  Night And Day  - 
 14 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 15 -  Serenade In Blue  - 
 16 -  Starlight Rhapsody  - 
 17 -  Moonlight In Vermont  - 
 18 -  Love Is Blue  - 
 
Disc 2
 01 -  When I Fall In Love  - 
 02 -  Someone TO Watch Over Me  - 
 03 -  You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You  - 
 04 -  Noche De Ronda  - 
 05 -  If Ever I Would Leave You  - 
 06 -  Come Fly With Me  - 
 07 -  I've Got You Under My Skin  - 
 08 -  Everybody Loves Somebody  - 
 09 -  Evening Star  - 
 10 -  Our First Rhapsody  - 
 11 -  Blue Skies  - 
 12 -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
 13 -  Where The BLue Of The Night  - 
 14 -  Close To You  - 
 15 -  Moonlight Love  - 
 16 -  Anniversary Song  - 
 17 -  It's Impossible  - 
 18 -  Strangers In The Night  - 

The Sandpipers - Best Of 
Digitally Remastered Best
 
 1 -  Guantanamera  - 
 2 -  Louie, Louie  - 
 7 -  Let Go  - 
 3 -  For Baby  - 
 4 -  Glass  - 
 5 -  The Wind Will Change Tomorrow  - 
 6 -  Quando M'Innamoro  - 
 8 -  The Wonder Of You  - 
 9 -  Kum-Ba-Ya  - 
 10 -  come Saturday Morning  - 
 11 -  Free To Carry On  - 
 12 -  The Sound Of Love  - 
 13 -  Chotto Matte Kudasai  - 
 14 -  An Old Fashioned Love Song  - 
 15 -  A Gift Of Song  - 
 16 -  Angelica  - 
 17 -  Misty Roses  - 
 18 -  The Drifter  - 
 19 -  Never My Love  - 
 20 -  Cast your Fate To The Wind  - 
 21 -  La Mer  -

Hugo Montenegro 
Mood Music Fantasy
 01 -  Begin The Beguine  My Romance  - 
 02 -  My Heart Belongs To Daddy  I Can Dream Can't I  - 
 03 -  Song From Moulin Rouge   - 
 04 -  Temptation   - 
 05 -  Yesterdays  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - 
 06 -  The Song Is You /  I've Told Ev'ry Little Star /  Night And Day  - 
 07 -  Tea For Two  The Girl Friend  Who  - 
 08 -  You Were Meant For Me; Singin' In The Rain   - 
 09 -  Over The Rainbow   - 
 10 -  The Lady Is A Tramp_ My Funny Valentine _ Johnny One Note   - 
 11 -  Some Enchanted Evening _ Younger Than Springtime _ A Wonderful Guy _ Bali Ha'i   - 
 

John Keating 
Space Experience 2
 
 1 -  Reach Out I'll Be There  - 
 2 -  Counterglow  - 
 3 -  Dreamer  - 
 4 -  Stereoskopia  - 
 5 -  Solitaire  - 
 6 -  Starcluster  - 
 7 -  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  - 
 8 -  Asteroid  - 
 9 -  Life On Mars  - 
 10 -  Earthshine  - 

Ray Conniff 
The Happy Beat
 
 1 -  Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu)  - 
 2 -  Gigi  - 
 3 -  Yellow Rose  - 
 4 -  Wheel of Fortune  - 
 5 -  The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)  - 
 6 -  Mack the Knife (A Theme from ''The Threepenny Opera'')  - 
 7 -  I'll Walk Alone  - 
 8 -  Never on Sunday  - 
 9 -  Chanson d'amour (Song of Love)  - 
 10 -  Blueberry Hill  - 
 11 -  Cry  - 
 12 -  My Prayer  -
 

Ferrante & Teicher 
The People's Choice
 
 1 -  Hello Dolly  - 
 2 -  Call Me Irresponsible  - 
 3 -  And I Love Her  - 
 4 -  Charade  - 
 5 -  Girl From Ipanema  - 
 6 -  People  - 
 7 -  The Seventh Dawn  - 
 8 -  Everybody Loves Somebody  - 
 9 -  Georgia On My Mind  - 
 10 -  Wives and Lovers  - 
 11 -  Love Me With All Your Heart  - 
 12 -  The James Bond Theme  - 
The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra And Chorus 
The Unforgettable Years 5/10
"SPOTLIGHT ON BROADWAY"
 
 501 -  I Could Have Danced All Night  - 
 502 -  On The Street Where You Live  - 
 503 -  With A Little Bit Of Luck  - 
 504 -  The Surrey With The Fringe On Top  - 
 505 -  Some Enchanted Evening  - 
 506 -  C'est Magnifique  - 
 507 -  The Sound Of Music  - 
 508 -  My Favorite Things  - 
 509 -  Do Re Mi  - 
 510 -  Tonight  - 
 511 -  I Feel Pretty  - 
 512 -  Maria  - 

ARTHUR LYMAN
THE LEGEND OF PELE
1959
 
 
Rising fame changes the perception of the people. A famous, or worse, infamous incident can spoil any good name or product. This has happened to Pele as well. But which Pele do I mean? People of the 50‘s would have either shrugged their shoulders or would correctly point to the direction of Pele, the fire goddess who, as the legend goes, was born in Kawaihealani before she settled in the crater of Kilauea, Hawaii and left it regularly. During one of her journeys to Puna, while she was asleep in the disguise of a beautiful woman, she heard distant drums and soon encountered Prince Lohiau who saw the sparkle in her eyes and fell in love with her.
 
 
 
They were happily married, but all too soon, Pele left, as her true home was Puna. Lohiau died of grief, and Pele felt a sense of guilt and sent her younger sister Hiiaka and her best, most beautiful friend Hopoe to the spirit of Lohiau, then residing in a cave among the cliffs. Hiiaka reunited Lohiau‘s soul with his body. When he felt strong and nurtured enough, Lohiau decided to search for Pele. While on his search, Lohiau, however, fell in love with Pele‘s best friend, Hopoe. Pele, waiting back home for the three to arrive, got to know through the trade winds that Prince Lohiau fell in love with Hopoe. In rage, she teleported herself to Lohiau and threw him over the cliffs. Dead again, Lohiau cried after Hopoe, who threw herself over the cliff, and both Lohiau and Hopoe were transformed into cliffs in the sea of Kahalekai where they can be seen up to this day. Pele, now a widow, returned to her role as a fire goddess and taught her slaves a lesson by causing a gargantuan eruption of the volcano, showing herself in full glory – as seen on the above front artwork – and becoming the most venerated but also most feared goddess.
 
 
 
So now you know it. I‘m not talking about Pelé, the legendary soccer god. And Arthur Lyman didn‘t either. But say what you will, his 1959 album The Legend Of Pele is something special due to a fourth column in the usual symbiosis of Exotica records. Normally, the front artwork, the music and the titles form a meaningful whole. Let‘s say the front artwork of an Exotica record shows a beautiful beach. You then expect the music to be either dreamy or Surf Rock-like. Finally, the album and track titles may support your expectation by containing certain signal words that link back to beaches, places, adventurous or romantic things.
 
 
 
On The Legend Of Pele, Lyman adds a fourth element: a story arch, making it the first true concept album of the Exotica genre! The above – and admittedly shortened – legend of the fire goddess of Hawaii is told via music, mainly of already known compositions that still work in the given context even though they weren‘t written with the fire goddess Pele in mind. Arthur Lyman‘s group, consisting of John Kramer, Alan Soares and Harold Chang, tries to capture romance and amour, mystique and adventure, but also jealousy and wrath in 12 songs, the latter moods being highly uncommon additions in Exotica records; heck, I‘d even argue that they are contrapuntally devices that could potentially deny the record any affiliation with the Easy Listening genre. Is this the fiercest, most frightening Exotica record of the 50‘s? Let‘s see if it comes to this.
 
 
 
Pele, the title track, begins with nervous birds, energetically played finger cymbals and swirling piano notes. A tribal 4/4 rhythm is added next to Pele chants, and Soares‘ piano play is a gorgeous complemental device to the reduced setting that is only slightly enhanced by a few marimba notes played by Lyman. This dark setting is illuminated by Lyman‘s vibes in the second half, but the melodies are still surprisingly complex. Pele is an unexpectedly dark anacrusis that has all the signature instruments and birds of the Lyman group in it, but is structured much more eclectically.
 
 
 
Fire Down Below offers another surprise: while the banging rhythm and the marimba-vibraphone combo of the first half evoke the Calypso genre, the second half is equally joyful with supplemental piano backings. Very catchy, highly effervescent, a great tune overall and a top pick of mine due to its sunny mood. Hana Pele interweaves the Far Eastern flavor of Chinese gongs with exemplary piano and mallet instrument keys. Once more, the interplay is convoluted and upholds the convergence of mystique with the story arch of the legend. The Far Eastern flavor might be a bit strange at this point and on this album in general, I find it refreshing. On the short Cumana, Lyman‘s group goes Mambo.
 
 
 
Their rendition of the 1947 classic by Barclay Allen, Harold Spina and Roc Hillman is especially focused on the ambience and its various birds. It is without a doubt the most dreamy song offered on this album. The reduced, low-level use of the instruments only adds to the flavor. The perfect song for hammock Sundays. While the traditional Ye Lai Sian is a percussive, ever-morphing track with a tribal rhythm, opaque piano backings, glistening vibraphone interludes, Hana Maui is the song with the fastest pace that exchanges the tropical feeling with a Latin style that becomes particularly apparent in regard to the piano style of play. Another great plus is the gorgeously vivid percussion sequence that lasts nearly 2 minutes and is basically a battle between Kramer and Chang. The winner is the listener.
 
 
 
Side B starts with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherezade, and though its name implies an Oriental flavor, it is not to be found on Lyman‘s rendition because it is belittled by short marimba droplets and dusky piano accompaniments. This version does little for me, and while it is refreshingly complex, it is too humpy and unmelodious for me to follow the several threads. My problem!
 
 
 
The following Magic Islands, originally written by Ken Darby, is a swinging tune that is realized without brass instruments. The marimba melody is gorgeous, the piano chords are silky in the first half and are put into the limelight in the second half. One of the best Lyman renditions overall, and I have to admit that I don‘t even know the original yet. Up next is my favorite track of the release: Fascination is pure bliss and ambience. Gentle ocean waves, extremely mellow mallet instruments and gentle piano backings put this on par with my other Lyman favorites Whispering Reef Lullaby and Beyond The Reef. The second half is exhilarant by featuring bird noises and louder vibraphone tones. The dreamy mellifluousness, though, is maintained.
 
 
 
The super-energetic Cubana Chant is loaded with high-pitched percussion instruments plus polyphonous mallet-piano combos that play an especially cozy melody, while Tropical is the unofficial continuation of Fascination with an equally dreamy lazy afternoon setting and a stronger focus on piano counterparts. Especially well-made is the quavering sustain of the vibraphone notes and orchestra bells. The final 76 Trombones is a huge disappointment, both on its own and in the given context of the storyline. Instead of a bubbling vulcano eruption, the listener is fed with a quick, exhilarant military march. It‘s unfortunate that this song was chosen as the conclusion, although Arthur Lyman and the marketing guys of High Fidelity Recordings were fully aware of it as they explain their on the back of the LP cover: "Other tune titles such as the closing one, 76 Trombones, are not appropriate to the story, but the music itself surely is, since it depicts the happy abandon of Pele who, though unfortunate in her romantic life, at least has left for herself her fire goddess career, which after all is the more spectacular and satisfying to her." Erm … okay.
 
 
 
"Is this the fiercest, most frightening Exotica record of the 50‘s?" This is the very question I‘ve asked in the second paragraph. The bold answer is: no. In fact, the whole potential of this project hasn‘t been delivered by the Arthur Lyman Group … not in the slightest. While the start of the album is surprisingly – and best of all: fittingly – dark, Pele‘s legend isn‘t transformed into music very well. First of all, the material played by the group consists entirely of interpretations. Each song is either traditional or by a big composer. I don‘t mind this fact, as long as each song can be linked to a sequence of the plot with a bit of good-will. However, while at the beginning of the record, the symbiosis between story and music is sustainable, not much later the careful listener gets the feeling that the whole concept is just an illusion.
 
 
 
The album could have been named differently, and it would still be a great record with Far Eastern, Calypso, Mambo and military march styles. But this melange doesn‘t work when you see The Legend Of Pele as a concept album. And blimey, the listener is asked to receive the album as such due to the elaborate exemplification of the legend on the back cover and the beautiful front artwork. It is true that the guys from High Fidelity Recordings put this perception into perspective by stating that "most of the tune titles are appropriate to sequences of the legend", so they clearly state that this is not the case with all of them, but still, The Legend Of Pele could have been so great as a real concept album. But it isn‘t. It is a concept album, but one with a lackluster implementation. However, as a normal Exotica or Lyman album with the usual 12 tracks, it is successful, and I especially dig its darker undertones as well as the mellow ambient tracks like Fascination and Tropical.
 
 
 
Fans of the Gene Rains Group should be especially pleased with this release, as Arthur Lyman‘s complex compositions are equally sophisticated. Lyman‘s album clearly remains in Exotica territories, but has left the Easy Listening genre, for many a composition is harder to digest than expected, and while everyone can enjoy this album without any problem, the ideal listener already knows a few other versions of the presented tracks in order to compare and rate them. He or she should also be familiar with or willed to experience complex songs whose beauty isn‘t apparent after the first listening session only – as is the case with the majority of Exotica tunes –, but grows on the listener whenever he or she returns to the song. In the end, I recommend this album, but don‘t expect a change of formula or a successful intermingling of a textual legend with appropriate music.
 
 
 
Exotica Review 059: Arthur Lyman – The Legend Of Pele (1959). 
Originally published on Apr. 21, 2012 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 01  - Pele  -     
 02  - Fire Down Under  -     
 03  - Hana Pele  -     
 04  - Cumana  -     
 05  - Ye Lai Sian versie 2  -     
 06  - Hana Maui  -     
 07  - Scheherezade  -     
 08  - Magic Island  -     
 09  - Fascination  -     
 10  - Cubana Chant  -     
 11  - Fascination  -     
 12  - 76 Trombones  -  
   
 
 

 

 

Joe Loss 
Joe Loss Plays The Big Band Greats
 
 01 -  At The Woodchopper's Ball  - 
 02 -  I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  - 
 03 -  Stompin' At The Savoy  - 
 04 -  You Made Me Love You  - 
 05 -  One O'Clock Jump  - 
 06 -  Take The ''A'' Train  - 
 07 -  Skyliner  - 
 08 -  Solitude  - 
 09 -  Don't Be That Way  - 
 10 -  Song Of India  - 
 11 -  Begin The Beguine  - 
 12 -  Trumpet Blues And Cantabile  - 

Pim Jacobs  
The Complete ''Trio and Orchestra'' Recordings
 1 -  Just A Kicksaw  - 
 2 -  Lady Bird  - 
 3 -  Stoned  - 
 4 -  Simple Live  - 
 5 -  Woody And You  - 
 6 -  Nice Work If You Can Get It  - 
 7 -  Blues In The Closet  - 
 8 -  Django  - 
 9 -  Autumn Leaves  - 
 10 -  Work Song  - 
 11 -  Misty  - 
 12 -  How Could You Do A Thing Like That (Schoolconcert, track 12 - 16)  - 
 13 -  Summertime  - 
 14 -  Satin Doll  - 
 15 -  If I Where A Bell  - 
 
 1 -  I've Got The World On A String  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 2 -  Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 3 -  Come Fly With Me  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 4 -  Autumn Leaves  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 5 -  Who Can I Turn To  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 6 -  I Love You  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 7 -  Body And Soul  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 8 -  Sultry Serenade  - Pim Jacobs Trio  - 
 9 -  Moonglow  - Pim Jacobs & Harry van Hoof  - 
 10 -  's Wonderful  - Pim Jacobs & Harry van Hoof  - 
 11 -  Oh Lady Be Good  - Pim Jacobs & Harry van Hoof  - 
 12 -  Our Love Is Here To Stay  - Pim Jacobs & Harry van Hoof  - 
 13 -  Music-All-In Tune  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 14 -  Waltz For Debby  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 15 -  Sophisticated Lady  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 
 1 -  Django  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 2 -  I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 3 -  Misty  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 4 -  It Ain't Necessarily So  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 5 -  Someday My Prince Will Come  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 6 -  Shiny Stockings  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 7 -  How High The Moon  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 8 -  Tenderly  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 9 -  All The Things You Are  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 10 -  Laura  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 11 -  Alice In Wonderland  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 12 -  September Song  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 13 -  Ack, Värmeland Du Sköna  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 14 -  Over The Rainbow  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 15 -  Meditation  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 16 -  Stardust  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
 17 -  Stella By Starlight  - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo  - 
Quincy Jones 
You've Got It Bad Girl
 
 01 -  Summer In The City  - 
 02 -  Eyes Of Love  - 
 3/9 -  First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - 
 04 -  Love Theme From "The Getaway"  - 
 05 -  You've Got It Bad Girl  - 
 06 -  Superstition  - 
 07 -  Manteca  - 
 08 -  Sanford & Son Theme NBC-TV  - 
 09 -  Chump Change  - 
 

 

 

 In honor of the 40th anniversary of Elvis's death, the LoungeLegends p(l)ay tribute to the

King of Rock and Roll

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LOUNGELEGENDS PLAY ELVIS
 
01    -  Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider  - Klaus Hallen  -    
02    -  My Boy  - Andre Popp  -    
03    -  In the Ghetto  - Helmuth Brandenburg  -    
04    -  What'd I Say  - The Anita Kerr Singers  -    
05    -  Softly, as I Leave You  - Henry Mancini  -    
06    -  Always On My Mind  - James Last  -    
07    -  Kentucky Rain  - Les and Larry Elgart Nashville Country Sound  -    
08    -  Can't Help falling in Love  - Norman Candler  -    
09    -  Viva Las Vegas  - Werner Müller & His Orchestra  -    
10    -  Love letters  - Max Greger und sein großes Tanzorchester  -    
11    -  Bossa Nova Baby  - Hollyridge Strings  -    
12    -  Suspicious minds  - Paul Mauriat  -    
13    -  Blue Moon  - Kai Warner  -    
14    -  Unchained Melody  - Ray Conniff  -    
15    -  Are You Lonesome Tonight  - Helmut Zacharias  -    
16    -  The first time ever I saw your face  - The Geoff Love Singers  -    
17    -  Fool  - James Last  -    
18    -  Crying In The Chappel  - Hugo Winterhalter  -    
19    -  Make The World Go Away  - Chet Atkins  -    
20    -  I Just Can't Help Believing  - Ray Davies Buttown Down Brass  -    
21    -  Frankie and Johnnie  - Henry Mancini  -    
22    -  Heartbreak Hotel   - Hollyridge Strings  -    
23    -  The Twelfth of Never  - Andre Kostelanetz  -    
24    -  American Trilogy  - Les Reed  -    
25    -  Hound dog  - Max Greger und sein großes Tanzorchester  -    
26    -  Love Me Tender  - Bert Kaempfert  - 

 Werner Müller  
Elvis Greatest Hits
 
 01  - Hound Dog  -     
 02  - In The Ghetto  -     
 03  - It's Now or Never  -     
 04  - Rock-a-Hula Baby  -     
 05  - Wooden Heart  -     
 06  - Love me Tender  -     
 07  - Viva Las Vegas  -     
 08  - You're The Devil In Disguise  -     
 09  - Are You Lonesome Tonight?  -     
 10  - Treat Me Nice  -     
 11  - Heartbreak Hotel  -     
 12  - Fool  -     
 13  - Bossa Nova Baby  -     
 14  - Can't Help Falling in Love  -     

An instrumental tribute to
ELVIS PRESLEY
79:49 - 320 kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Ettore Stratta & Memphis Symphony Orchestra - That's all right Mama / 03:59
2. Alan Tew - I just can't help believin' / 03:07
3. Francis Moore - Wooden Heart (Muss i denn) / 02:00
4. The Hollyridge Strings - Don't be cruel / 02:11
5. Billy Vaughn - Crying in the chapel / 02:08
6. City of Westminster String Band - In the ghetto / 03:19
7. Jailhouse rock / 02:02
8. Las Vegas International Philharmonic  - Return to sender / 02:08
9. Lawrence Welk - Are you lonesome tonight / 02:25
10. Caravelli - Can't help falling in love / 03:00
11. Hollyridge Strings - Kiss me quick / 02:51
12. Ray Hamilton - Blue suede shoes / 03:02
13. Franck Pourcel - It's now or never (O sole mio) / 02:49
14. Les & Larry Elgart - Kentucky rain / 03:17
15. Hugo Strasser - Hound dog / 02:22
16. Las Vegas International Philharmonic - Love letters / 05:07
17. Alan Tew - Suspicion / 03:00
18. Simon Park - Suspicious minds / 02:40
19. Ettore Stratta & Memphis Symphony Orchestra - Burning love / 04:46
20. The Hollyridge Strings - (Let me be your) Teddy bear / 02:11
21. Claudia Hirschfeld - The wonder of you / 03:08
22. Ed Wernov - Love me tender / 02:30
23. Enoch Light And The Brass Menagerie - Gentle on my mind / 03:07
24. Lenny Dee - Moody blue / 02:51
25. The Hollyridge Strings - Good luck charm / 02:10
26. André Popp - My boy / 03:20
27. The Fantasy Strings - Always on my mind / 03:50
 
compiled and restored by Joey Starr
 The Alan Tew Orchestra 
Love Me Tender 
 
 1  - Love Me Tender [Introduction]  -     
 2  - I Just Can't Help Believing  -     
 3  - Crying In The Chapel  -     
 4  - Don't  -     
 5  - Surrender  -     
 6  - Are You Lonesome Tonight  -     
 7  - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You  -     
 8  - Suspicion  -     
 9  - Can't Help Falling In Love  -     
 10  - It's Now Or Never  -     
 11  - Young And Beautiful  -     
 12  - Loving You  -     
 13  - Love Me Tender  -     
 
Ettore Stratta & 
Memphis Symphony Orchestra - 
''Symphonic Elvis''
 
Tracklist:
01.Crudup / Arr McCoy : That's All Right Mama
02.Brown / Arr Turrin : If I Can Dream
03.Weiss, Peretti & Creatore / Arr Dechter : Can't Help Falling In Love
04.Blackwell & Scott / Arr McCoy : Return to Sender
05.Turk & Handman / Arr Pursell : Are You Lonesome Tonight?
06.Linde / Arr McCoy : Burning Love
07.Presley & Matson / Arr Renzi : Love Me Tender
08.Presley & Blackwell / Arr McCoy : Don't Be Cruel
09.James / Arr Turrin : Suspicious Minds
10.Curtis, Pomus & Shuman / Arr Dechter - Schroeder & Gold / Arr Dechter : Surrender - It's Now Or Never
11.Presley, Axton & Durden / Arr McCoy : Heartbreak Hotel
12.Trad / Arr Richens : How Great Thou Art - He Touched Me - Battle Hymn of The Republic
 

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 34 - 2017

Datum: 03-10-2017

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week34-2017

Thanks for this week!

Datum: 03-09-2017

Door: LastForever

Onderwerp: Où sont les femmes?

Inderdaad, waar zijn de vrouwen Harry ?
Je kan het PM album wel downloaden maar als je het dan wil spelen krijg je "mp3 does not exist".
Hopelijk heb je van een fijne vakantie mogen genieten.
Met vriendelijke groet,
Frank

Datum: 03-09-2017

Door: LastForever

Onderwerp: Re:Où sont les femmes?

Het is ok Harry, het probleem was bij mij, sorry !

Datum: 02-09-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 35

Just checking to make sure I haven't lost track of the date ;-)
I know you said there wouldn't be any music until next week.
Cheers, Ed

Datum: 20-08-2017

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 34

Once again, a big thank you to Harry and his team for the lovely lounge legends music of the week. The Elvis symphony recordings are a treat, but like Ed, I wasn't a fan until some years ago when I heard his recording from Madison Square Garden. His dulcet tones are unique in my mind. Thanks especially for the penultimate disc of the Festival of International Hits RD series. Much appreciated : )

Datum: 20-08-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 34

Many thank's for all albums this week.The lp of Franck Purcel is for me, a raritet . Tribute for Elvis is great. A cat as a piano men is wonderful.

Darko

Datum: 19-08-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 34

A BIG week and a BIG tribute for Elvis. Funny, I was never a fan of Elvis bc I had finished school by the time he came around, so I was still listening to the 'old favorites', but his music was so pervasive here I eventually got to enjoy some of his tunes.
Many thanks for the Cliff Carpenter album and all the other fine music this week., I'm sure I'll have a lot of fun listening and cataloging for a few days.
The link is dead on the first album of LL., but then I'm sure Harry knows that, so...
from Tennessee., Hope y'all have a good day

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