WEEK 44   -    2017

Various Orchestras 
LL - Best of October 2017
 
 01 -  Yellow Sun  - Les Baxter  - 
 02 -  Love  - Mystic Moods Orchestra  - 
 03 -  Temptation  - Johnny Keating  - 
 04 -  Fragile  - Herb Alpert  - 
 05 -  Bonaparte's Retreat  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 06 -  Strangers In The Night  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 07 -  A Banda  - Paul Mauriat  - 
 08 -  Applewine  - Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra  - 
 09 -  High Chapparal  - Andy Ross & His Orchestra  - 
 10 -  Vado Via  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 11 -  Another Star  - Amsterdam Connection  - 
 12 -  Theme From The Sundowners  - The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin  - 
 13 -  Gipsy  - Die Big Band der Bundeswehr, Leitung Robert Kuckertz  - 
 14 -  Live for Life  - The Mystic Moods Orchestra  - 
 15 -  Hawaiian War Chant  - Henry Mancini  - 
 16 -  Takin' It To The Streets  - Quincy Jones  - 
 17 -  Wig Wam Bam  - Hugo Strasser  - 
 18 -  Poinciana  - Morton Gould & His Orchestra  - 
 19 -  Up, Up and Away  - Ferrante & Teicher  - 
 20 -  I Got Rhythm - I Get A Kick Out Of You  - Max Greger  - 
 21 -  Shame Shame Shame * Fausto Papetti - Sax  - Cliff Carpenter  - 
 22 -  Egyptian Reggae  - Norrie Paramor  - 
 23 -  The Godfather Waltz  - Larry Dalton And His Orchestra  - 
 24 -  Winnetou Melodien  - SDR Big Band  - 
 25 -  Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose  - Ray Conniff  - 
 26 -  Viva La Vida  - David Osborne  - 
 27 -  Sweet Love  - Dick Bakker Orchestra  - 
 28 -  Wilder Haufen (From "Mein Name ist Nobody")  - Ennio Morricone  - 
 29 -  She's Leaving Home  - Acker Bilk  - 
 30 -  Peter Gunn  - The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin  - 

Yesterday Once More
Volume VIII
79:51 - 320 Kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Kai Warner - Under the Moon of love / 03:18
2. Lawrence Welk - It's all in the game / 02:28
3. Botticelli - You're so vain / 02:07
4. Hugo Strasser - No more boleros / 03:00
5. Caravelli - Stop the cavalry / 02:38
6. Enoch Light & the Brass Menagerie - Put your head on my shoulder / 02:40
7. Tony Hatch - (Is this the way to) Amarillo / 02:56
8. Bert Kaempfert - The white cliffs of Dover / 02:33
9. The London Pops Orchestra - Aquarius / 02:46
10. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hey / 04:18
11. Werner Muller - When I’m 64 / 02:15
12. John Fox - Yesterday once more / 03:28
13. Nelson Riddle - Makin' whoopee / 04:16
14. Percy Faith - Up on the roof / 02:31
15. The Midnight Strings Orchestra - Laughter in the rain / 03:05
16. Orquestra Serenata Tropical - Soley soley / 02:22
17. Roy Etzel - Tu t'en vas (If you go) / 04:15
18. The Nick Ingman Orchestra - Magic / 03:28
19. Heart & Soul - Working my way back to you / 04:00
20. AG Orchestra - For the good times / 03:17
21. Lex De Azevedo - What's love got to do with it / 02:53
22. Anthony Ventura - La paloma / 02:27
23. Norrie Paramor - Could it be magic / 02:51
24. James Last - One more night / 03:49
25. Syd Dale and his Orchestra - The tide is high / 03:02
26. Eric Winstone - Ramona / 02:59
 

 The Many Moods of James Last
1972  Polydor 2437 080 Canada   6 LPs
 
LP 01
01 - Moon River
02 - Telstar
03 - Canadian Sunset
04 - Patricia
05 - Moonglow And Picnic
06 - Theme From A Summer Place
07 - The 'In' Crowd
08 - April In Portugal
09 - Moulin rouge
10 - Sail Along Silv'ry Moon
 
LP 02
01 - That’s Life
02 - Help Me Girl
03 -  Games That Lovers Play
04 - Lingering On
05 - Winchester Cathedral
06 - Go Away Little Girl
07 - Born Free
08 - Guantanamera
09 - My Love
10 - The Day That we Said Good-Bye
 
LP 03
01 - 12th Street Rag
02 - Jezebel
03 - Espana
04 - Tiritomba
05 - Brazil
06 - La Paloma
07 - Johnny Guitar
08 - Little Brown Jug
09 - The Breeze And I
10 - Who Are We
 
LP 04
01 - Secret Love
02 - Perfidia
03 - Malaguena
04 - Drina March
05 - The Touch of Your Lips
06 - El Condor Pasa
07 - Kiss Me Honey, Honey Kiss Me
08 - Adalita
09 - Memories Of Rubinstein
10 - Plaisir d'Amour
 
LP 05
01 - I Got You Babe
02 - Frag' Den Abendwind
03 - Baby Don't Go
04 - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
05 - Eve Of Destruction
06 - Mr. Tambourine Man
07 - Du Bist Nicht Allein
08 - For Somebody
09 - Like A Rolling Stone
10 - Yesterday
 
LP 06
01 - American Patrol
02 - La Bamba
03 - Vive L Amour
04 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
05 - Delicado
06 - Happy Music
07 - Anna
08 - Havah Nagilah
09 - Caravan
10 - Aquarius
 

The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra & Chorus 
The Unforgettable Years 7 / 10
FOLK FESTIVAL
 
 701 -  This Land Is Your Land  - 
 702 -  Green, Green  - 
 703 -  Walk Right In  - 
 704 -  If I Had A Hammer  - 
 705 -  Cotton Fields  - 
 706 -  Michael Row The Boat Ashore  - 
 707 -  Blowin' In The Wind  - 
 708 -  Frankie And Johnny  - 
 709 -  Lemon Tree  - 
 710 -  Where Have All The Flowers Gone  - 
 711 -  Tom Dooley  - 
 712 -  Mr Tambourine Man  - 

Al Caiola 
The Power Of Brass
 
 1 -  Do You Know the Way to San Jose  - 
 2 -  MacArthur Park  - 
 3 -  Playboy  - 
 4 -  The Odd Couple  - 
 5 -  A Man Without Love  - 
 6 -  Mission Impossible Theme  - 
 7 -  The Horse  - 
 8 -  Tea and Trumpets  - 
 9 -  The Look of Love  - 
 10 -  Master Jack  - 
 11 -  Anyone Can Move a Mountain  - 
 12 -  The Morning After  - 

101 Strings 
Around The World In 80 Melodies 
City Breaks
 
 01 -  I Love Paris  - 
 02 -  Valencia  - 
 03 -  Arrivederci Roma  - 
 04 -  The Girl From Ipanema  - 
 05 -  The Poor People Of Paris  - 
 06 -  Montmartre Poka  - 
 07 -  Did Your Mother Come from Ireland  - 
 08 -  Galway Bay  - 
 09 -  I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen  - 
 10 -  Scotland The Brave  - 
 11 -  Bonny Mary Of Argyle  - 
 12 -  Cornish Rhapsody  - 
 13 -  Gershwin: Girl Crazy - Embraceable You  - 
 14 -  The British Grenadiers  - 
 15 -  Strauss Jr. (J): Tales From The Vienna Woods, Op. 325  - 
 16 -  Strauss Jr. (J): An Der Schönen, Blauen Donau, Op. 314  - 
 17 -  Bella Positano  - 
 18 -  Pigalle  - 
 19 -  Costa Brava  - 
 20 -  The Last Time I Saw Paris  - 
 21 -  Can Can  - 

Augusto Algueró 
Top Hits - My Way
 
 01 -  Hey, Jude  - 
 02 -  Love Child  - 
 03 -  La Feria  - 
 04 -  Cielito, Si, Si  - 
 05 -  I Say A Little Prayer  - 
 06 -  Eloise  - 
 07 -  Les bicyclettes de Belsize  - 
 08 -  El Gran Amor  - 
 09 -  Those Were The Days  - 
 10 -  Winter World Of Love  - 
 11 -  Bocaccio Soul  - 
 

Mystic Moods Orchestra 
Mexican Trip
 
 01 -  Malaguena Salerosa  - 
 02 -  Las Chiapanecas  - 
 03 -  La Virgen De La Macarena  - 
 04 -  Ti-Pi-Tin  - 
 05 -  Mexican Hat Dance & Soliloquy  - 
 06 -  Puerte De Manzanillo  - 
 07 -  Maria Elena  - 
 08 -  La Golondrina  - 
 09 -  Queretaro-Tula Fast Freight  - 
 10 -  Cielito Lindo  - 
 11 -  Gay Ranchero  - 
 

Cliff Carpenter 
STEREO TANZPARTY 23
One Way Ticket
 
 1 -  Y.M.C.A.  - 
 2 -  Greenhorn  - 
 3 -  I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper  - 
 4 -  Tina ist weg  - 
 5 -  Davon verstehst du was (Bam Bam)  - 
 6 -  Wo ist Jane?  - 
 7 -  War das eine Nacht  - 
 8 -  She's Gonna Win  - 
 9 -  What were You Doïng at the Same Party  - 
 10 -  Knock On Wood  - 
 11 -  Romantica  - 
 12 -  One Way Ticket  - 

Ferrante & Teicher 
All Time Great Movie Themes
 
 01 -  Theme from The Apartment  - 
 02 -  Exodus - Main Theme  - 
 03 -  Love Theme from One Eyed Jacks  - 
 04 -  Theme from Goodbye Again  - 
 05 -  Tonight  - 
 18 -  Midnight Cowboy  - 
 09 -  Theme from Taras Bulba  - 
 10 -  Theme from Lawrence Of Arabia  - 
 11 -  Antony and Cleopatra Theme  - 
 12 -  More  - 
 13 -  Khartoum  - 
 14 -  A Man and A Woman  - 
 15 -  Live For Life  - 
 16 -  Theme From Elvira Madigan (Mozart Piano Concert No. 21)  - 
 17 -  Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet  - 
 19 -  Pieces of Dreams  - 
 20 -  The Music Lovers (Main Title)   - 
 21 -  Sunrise, Sunset  - 
 22 -  Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From 'The Godfather')  - 
 06 -  Smile  - 
 07 -  Moon River  - 

Richard Clayderman 
Concerto
 
 1 -  Warsaw Concerto  - 
 2 -  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor  - 
 3 -  18th Variation on a Theme of Paganini  - 
 4 -  Gymnopedie 1  - 
 5 -  Concerto in A Minor  - 
 6 -  Dream of Olwen  - 
 7 -  Piano Concerto No. 2  - 
 8 -  Cornish Rhapsody  - 
 9 -  Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major  - 
 10 -  Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in E Flat Major  - 
 11 -  Badinerie  - 
 12 -  Elisabethan Serenade  - 

Christiano & His Magical Orchestra 
Everlasting
 
 1 -  Sparks of Fire  - 
 2 -  Happy at the Lake  - 
 3 -  Love Me Again  - 
 4 -  Everlasting Polka  - 
 5 -  Silence in the Storm  - 
 6 -  Uptown Funk  - 
 7 -  Let It Go  - 
 8 -  Eine kleine Primavera Nachtmusik  - 
 9 -  Medley: DV&LM  - 
 10 -  My Heart Represents the Moon  - 
 11 -  In the Heart of the City [Concert Tune/Wake Up at Night]  - 
 12 -  Total Eclipse of the Heart  - 
 13 -  Dancing Coyotes  - 
 14 -  The Journey Notebook  - 

Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops 
100 Fiedler Favorites 5
 
 1 -  Aida Grand March  - 
 2 -  March Of The Toys  - 
 3 -  Semper Fidelis  - 
 4 -  Nutcracker Suite March  - 
 5 -  Yankee Doodle  - 
 6 -  Up The Street  - 
 7 -  Rakoczy March  - 
 8 -  March Of The Siamese Children  - 
 9 -  Procession Of The Sardar  - 
 10 -  Sambre Et Meuse  - 
 11 -  Turkish March  - 
 12 -  Colonel Bogey  - 
 13 -  Dixie  - 
 14 -  American Salute  - 
 15 -  Strike Up The Band  - 
 16 -  War March Of The Priests  - 
 17 -  Sibelius Alla Marcia  - 
 18 -  Funeral March Of A Marionette  - 
 19 -  Pomp And Circumstance  - 
 20 -  Valdres March  - 
 21 -  National Emblem March  - 
 22 -  The Stars And Stripes Forever  - 

Various Artists
Surf's Comin' 3/3
 
 01 -  Bumbershoot  - Phil Spector  - 
 02 -  Crossfire  - Johnny & The Hurricanes  - 
 03 -  Rebel Rouser  - Duane Eddy & The Rebels  - 
 04 -  Fast Freight  - Arvee Allens  - 
 05 -  Uh Oh  - The Imps  - 
 06 -  Tequila  - The Champs  - 
 07 -  Golden Mile  - The Sleepwalkers  - 
 08 -  Guitar Bustin'  - Arthur Smith  - 
 09 -  Riot In Room 3C  - The Knockouts  - 
 10 -  Vibrations  - The Royal Jokers  - 
 11 -  Cerveza  - Boots Brown  - 
 12 -  Torquay  - The Fireballs  - 
 13 -  The Fickle Chicken  - The Atmospheres  - 
 14 -  Blues Before Dawn  - Pee Wee Crayton  - 
 15 -  Guitar Boogie Shuffle  - Bert Weedon  - 
 16 -  Shanghaied  - The Wailers  - 
 17 -  Jet Black  - The Shadows  - 
 18 -  The Switch  - The Ventures  - 
 19 -  Right Turn  - Link Wray & The Wraymen  - 
 20 -  Werewolf  - The Frantics  - 

Edmundo Ros 
Sing & Swing
 
 01 -  Guantanamera  - 
 02 -  Come closer to me  - 
 03 -  Fly me to the moon  - 
 04 -  If I were a rich man  - 
 05 -  Sweet and Gentle  - 
 06 -  I searched the world  - 
 07 -  Quiet nights  - 
 08 -  Playtime in Brazil  - 
 09 -  Sway  - 
 10 -  The girl from Ipanema  - 
 11 -  You too, you too  - 
 12 -  The fugitive  - 
 13 -  How near is love  - 
 14 -  Be mine tonight  - 

Various Artists 
Rousing Brass [Disc 3/3] 
In Concert
 
 1 -  Toccata (Bach) - The London Brass  - 
 2 -  Sabre Dance (Khachaturian) - Das Posaunenquintett Berlin  - 
 3 -  The Flight Of the Bumble Bee (Rimsky-Korsakov) - Christian Lindberg(trom), Roland Pontinen (p)  - 
 4 -  Allegro From 'Concerto For Horn And Orchestra' (Mozart) - Michael Thompson  - 
 5 -  Pavane For a Dead Princess - Alan Civil, John Curtis Orch  - 
 6 -  Romance From 'Tuba Concerto' (Williams) - Kevin Morgan (Horn), Paul Bateman (p)  - 
 7 -  Intermezzo From 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Mendelssohn) - Band Of H.M. Welsh Guards  - 
 8 -  Intermezzo From 'Cavalieria Rusticana' (Mascagni0 - Band Of H.M. Welsh Guards  - 
 9 -  American Salute - U.S. Air Force Band, Col. G. Howard (c)  - 
 10 -  Coronation Bells - Band Of H.M. Coldstream Guards, Capt. R. A. Ridings (c)  - 
 11 -  March Of the Toys - Arthur Greenslade Orch  - 
 12 -  Concierto De Aranjuez - The Welwvn Garden City Band  - 
 13 -  Gymnopédie No. 1 (Satie) - The Welvyn Garden City Band  - 
 14 -  Amazing Grace - The Welvyn Garden City Band  - 
 15 -  Jerusalem - The Welvyn Garden City Band  - 
 16 -  Cavatina - Theme From 'The Deer Hunter' - The Welvyn Garden City Band  - 
 17 -  Men Of Harlech - Band Of H.M. Coldstream Guards, Capt. R. A. Ridings (c)  - 
 18 -  Orb and Sceptre - Band Of H.M. Coldstream Guards, Capt. R. A. Ridings (c)  - 
 19 -  Land Of Hope and Glory - Band Of H.M. Coldstream Guards, Capt. R. A. Ridings (c)  - 
 20 -  Radetzky March (Strauss) - Das Grosse Pressburger Blasorchester, Paul Fabian (c)  - 
 

Various Artists 
Golden Sounds Of Country, disc 2/3
 
 1 -  Blue Bayou  - Living Strings  - 
 2 -  I Love A Rainy Night  - Ronnie Aldrich  - 
 3 -  Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down  - Al Capps  - 
 4 -  By The Time I Get To Phoenix  - 101 Strings  - 
 5 -  Leaving On A Jet Plane  - Franck Pourcel  - 
 6 -  Galveston  - Lawrence Welk  - 
 7 -  Annie's Song  - Lee Holdridge  - 
 8 -  You Don't Know Me  - Henry Mancini  - 
 9 -  Wichita Lineman  - Kurt Edelhagen  - 
 10 -  Talking In Your Sleep  - Acker Bilk  - 
 11 -  Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 12 -  Sing Me An Old Fashioned Song  - Kai Warner  - 
 13 -  Flowers On The Wall  - Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass  - 
 14 -  Sunflower  - Roberto Delgado  - 
 15 -  It Was Almost Like A Song  - Frank Chacksfield  - 
 16 -  Everybody's Talkin'  - Billy Vaughn  - 
 17 -  I Can't Stop Loving You  - Bert Weedon  - 
 18 -  When The Snow Is On The Roses  - James Last  - 
 19 -  Ode To Billy Joe  - Perry Botkin Jr  - 
 20 -  Honey  - Ferrante & Teicher  - 
 21 -  I Don't See Me In Your Eyes An  - Percy Faith  - 
 22 -  Crazy  - Midnight Strings  - 
 23 -  For The Good Times  - Arthur Greenslade  - 
 24 -  True Grit (Theme From "True Grit")  - Al de Lory  - 
 25 -  The Most Beautiful Girl  - Bert Kaempfert  - 

Bobby Hackett 
Sweet Charity/Mame
 
 1 -  Where Am I Going  - 
 2 -  Baby Dream Your Dreams  - 
 3 -  There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This  - 
 4 -  Big Spender  - 
 5 -  You Wanna Bet  - 
 6 -  Sweet Charity  - 
 7 -  Open A New Window  - 
 8 -  We Need A Little Christmas  - 
 9 -  That's How Young I Feel  - 
 10 -  If He Walked Into My Life  - 
 11 -  Mame  - 

Gran Orquesta de Estúdio 
Latin American Folk Songs
 
 01 -  Alma Llanera  - 
 02 -  Asa Branca  - 
 03 -  La Paloma  - 
 04 -  De Mi Esperanza  - 
 05 -  Lamento Borincano  - 
 06 -  Pajaro Amarillo  - 
 07 -  De Papo P' Ro A  - 
 08 -  La Flor De La Canela  - 
 09 -  El Copihue Rojo  - 
 10 -  Galopera  - 
 11 -  Peguei Um Ita No Norte  - 
 12 -  La Golondrina  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION
Muziek, Dans en Romantiek 2/3
Latin Dance Party
 
 1 -  La Bamba  - Billy Vaughn  - 
 2 -  La Cucaracha  - Pepe Léon & his Band  - 
 3 -  Papa Loves Mambo  - Claude Blouin & his Orchestra  - 
 4 -  Olé Guapa  - Gordon Langford & his Orchestra  - 
 5 -  Lo Siento Mucho  - Claude Blouin & his Orchestra  - 
 6 -  El Relicario  - Gordon Langford  - 
 7 -  Summer Samba  - Hugo Montenegro  - 
 8 -  Guaglione  - Pablo Mendez & his Orchestra  - 
 9 -  Siboney  - Claude Blouin & his Orchestra  - 
 10 -  Tango Del Amor  - Ambros Seelos & his Orchestra  - 
 11 -  Cielito Lindo  - Pepe Léon & his Band  - 
 12 -  España Cañi  - Ambros Seelos & his Orchestra  - 
 13 -  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas  - Claude Blouin & his Orchestra  - 
 14 -  Hernando's Hideaway  - Don Cristobal & his Orchestra  - 
 15 -  Rio  - Ambros Seelos & his Orchestra  - 
 16 -  Banana Boat Song  - Pablo Beltrán Ruiz & his Orchestra  - 
 17 -  Los Morenos  - Ambros Seelos & his Orchestra  - 
 18 -  Brazil  - Chucho Zarzosa  - 
 19 -  Mambo Jambo  - Claude Blouin & his Orchestra  - 
 20 -  Adios Pampa Mia  - Peter Hope & his Orchestra  - 
 21 -  Frenesi  - Tito Lecuona & his Orchestra  - 
 22 -  Lambada  - Ian Hughes & his Orchestra  - 
 23 -  Cucurucucu Paloma  - Gordon Langford & his Orchestra  - 
 24 -  Adios Muchachos  - Don Cristobal & his Orchestra  - 
 

Bill Black's Combo
GREEN ONIONS
 
 1 -  Mud Island Blues  - 
 2 -  Memphis  - 
 3 -  Kansas City  - 
 4 -  Tequila  - 
 5 -  Smokie Part 2  - 
 6 -  Wipe Out  - 
 7 -  Hello Josephine  - 
 8 -  Happy Organ  - 
 9 -  Hearts Of Stone  - 
 10 -  Don't Be Cruel  - 
 11 -  White Silver Sands  - 
 12 -  Green Onions  - 
ORIGINAL COVER
 
 

Eric Jupp and his Orchestra 
Music For Sweethearts
 
 1 -  Let Me Call You Sweetheart  - 
 2 -  How Deep Is The Ocean  - 
 3 -  The Very Thought Of You  - 
 4 -  'Deed I Do  - 
 5 -  The Kiss In Your Eyes  - 
 6 -  If You Were The Only Girl In The World  - 
 7 -  Moonglow  - 
 8 -  It's Magic  - 
 9 -  Love Walked In  - 
 10 -  If I Had A Talking Picture Of You  - 
 11 -  You Are My Hearts Delight  - 
 12 -  I Love You Truly  - 

Johnny Keating 
Percussive Moods
 
 1 -  Colonel Bogey  - 
 2 -  In The Still Of The Night  - 
 3 -  Mountain Greenery  - 
 4 -  Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me  - 
 5 -  Headin' North  - 
 6 -  The Donkey Serenade  - 
 7 -  The Trolley Song  - 
 8 -  Delilah's Theme  - 
 9 -  Bali Ha'i  - 
 10 -  Don't Get Around Much Anymore  - 
 11 -  It Had To Be You  - 
 12 -  Adios  - 

Bert Kaempfert
Hildegard Knef 
Knef Sings, Kaempfert Swings
 
 1 -  Just You, Just Me  - 
 2 -  Von Nun an Ging's Bergab  - 
 3 -  Ich Brauch Kein Venedig  - 
 4 -  Berlin Dein Gesicht Hat Sommersprossen  - 
 5 -  Du Hast Mir So Gefehlt  - 
 6 -  I Cried for You  - 
 7 -  Eins und Eins, Das Macht Zwei  - 
 8 -  Wer Will Noch Mal  - 
 9 -  Intermission Riff  - 
 10 -  Für Mich Soll's Rote Rosen Regnen  - 
 11 -  Aber Schar Es Doch  - 
 12 -  Ich Me Am Montag Mal Sonntag Haben  - 
 13 -  L-O-V-E  - 
 14 -  Smile  - 
 15 -  Der Mensch Muss Unter Die Leute  - 
 16 -  Danke SCHoen  - 
 

MANTOVANI
LATIN RENDEZVOUS
1963
 
 
Latin Rendezvous by Anglo-Italian arranger and conductor Annunzio Paolo Mantovani (1905–1980) is yet another twelve-track album full of symphonic renditions of Latin classics, released on London Records in 1963 and cross-licensed to the well-known Decca label. If one’s interest wanes after this introduction, I cannot blame the bystander, especially not after my stressed emphasis and implied fact that there were way too many Latin albums washed ashore in the 50’s and 60’s, and even now that we have the opportunity to collect and possess them, it is highly unlikely that we will cherish them all, let alone listen to them constantly. This tendency should not degrade Mantovani’s Latin artifact in the slightest, for he does everything he can to channel prestidigitation, surprises and faithfulness into his arrangements.
 
 
The orchestra is well-equipped, comprising many mallet instruments, guitars, flutes and accordions next to the mandatory horns and strings. Luckily, Mantovani does another thing perfectly right, and that is the inclusion of bongos and congas. These drums not only link back to their Latin roots, they make it possible to at least think about placing Latin Rendezvous within the boundaries of Exotica. Indeed, Mantovani and Exotica, I have to admit, do seldom appear in the same sentence. But this work justifies their momentary conglomerate, be it via its masses of Space-Age strings, the sun-lit horns… or the sternly dubious and dark sections that grace a few dobs, not duds. Here is a closer look at an LP multiplexing various genres, moods and, again, surprises.
 
 
 
Ruddy shadows, the sanguine flare illumining the night-lit alcove of the adjacent bodega: Ernesto Lecuona’s Malagueña opens side A in that archetypical fashion. It is a wondrous composition, world-famous and beloved both by serious classic listeners and Exotica aficionados alike, even though its shadowy murkiness and utter devotion are more akin to besotted creepiness than paradisiac languor. Mantovani presents a rendition that runs for approximately four minutes, and despite its comparably magnanimous length, the Anglo-American conductor does not waste any time and immediately hits with the lamenting-pompous synergy of the melody. The piano is in the limelight, strings swirl by, but the signature element is the Flamenco – or desperado? – guitar in the middle whose solo twangs emanate a sulfurous afterglow before the castanet-interspersed orchestra prepares for the majestic finale and its eight-note fanfares. A skilled craftsmanship of Lecuona’s eminently dusky and most eldritch work.
 
Osvaldo Farrés’ Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, also known as Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, is the striking counterpart with its fairy tale flutes alloyed in triangle glints, the clave-accompanied bongo undercurrent and Space-Age strings as well as the spiraling accordions, although the song is indeed aptly placed, for it is torn between two moods: gravitas and exhilarance. The latter mood eventually wins when the accordion crashes into the scenery full force. Whereas Be Mine Tonight by María Teresa Lara and Sunny Skylar is a stellar travelog gem supercharged with pointillistic Venice-like lutes, golden accordions and strikingly lush string cavalcades which altogether neglect the Latin spirit, Cielito Lindo by Pablo Santos marries a Vienna Waltz base with this Latin classic of devotion and grafts solo portions, clinging tambourins and aerose horns to the scenery, making this clichéd artifact somewhat less chintzy.
 
Sebastián de Yradier’s La Paloma then flows like a transfigured mirage, fully focused on its high-rise violins, castanet runlets and polyphonous flute droplets, with sun-soaked guitars to round off the solemnity. Ernesto Lecuona’s Siboney rounds off side A with a real corker, fully succumbing to a Latin fiesta due to its uplifting coppice of bongos, the mellifluous flutes and shadier segues which are only interwoven to let the brass-driven euphony erupt all the clearer.
 
 
Side B opens with another Latin corker that resembles the eternal longevity of Malagueña. It is Agustín Lara’s Granada, presented by Mantovani with a prelude of tumbling strings, a chequered shapeshifting physiognomy of quieter string-driven parts and a further mallet instrument-augmented tipsiness. Even though Granada is also known for its sorrowful gradient, this perception is completely annihilated in this flourishing arrangement. The marimbas and glockenspiels do the fanfare good, as they take away the focus from an all too serious reception of this fanfaronade.
 
 
Alberto Dominguez’s Perfidia ventures into Bossa Nova lands afterwards, enchanting with triangle-backed vitreous rhythms, a good-natured Space-Age tonality string-wise and a few pizzicato countermovements thrown in. This is probably the mildest, silkiest offer on side B. A symphonic take of an enthralling Exotica classic. The third time, meanwhile, is the charm, and so Ernesto Lecuona’s Andalucía (aka The Breeze And I) appears in 3/4 time, adding another twist to a hymnic piece that has been transformed and altered by thousands of musicians and bands. Mantovani leaves the melodies intact and offers a second addition: after the sun-soaked beginning, Andalucía moves into bejinxed forests and mystic dioramas before returning to the fissured seashore.
 
Whereas Narciso Serradell’s La Golondrina focuses adamantly on the string-and-accordion side in order to unleash a romantic whirlwind of mauve-tinted Italian (!) overtones, Lorenzo Barcelata’s Maria Elena is willfully emaciated and much more quiescent or placid, as fragile segues full of bass flutes, their alto counterparts and accordion coils become enmeshed in a tenuous piece, with the finale España by Emmanuel Chabrier flooding the listener's ears with the expected staccato anthems of horns, smashed cymbals and an overall insouciance that cannot even be destroyed by the staggering Crime Jazz horns in the latter half.
 
Mantovani’s Latin Rendezvous is a wonderful album for the Exotica listener who favors a slightly more serious symphonic takes on material that is few and far between the genre alloy, traversing all boundaries and oozing out of the niches amid them. The source material is well-known and made for eternity, and yet are there quite a few welcome surprises, and paradoxically enough, Mantovani’s orchestra is always best when it stays away from the beaten Latin paths in favor of intermixing other themes. La Golondrina and Be Mine Tonight are prime examples that would severely impress Space-Age fans and even followers of the travelog concept thanks to their magenta aurora and completely carefree enchantment; they not only offer a view through rose-tinted glasses, but a whole telescope! The only problem is that the typical devotee of such music is not prepared to encounter it here on this Latin album, and it so happens that there is the possibility of not realizing the opportunity.
 
 
But anyway, back to the album’s aesthetic main ingredient: Latin classics. These are altogether flawlessly interpreted, oftentimes even embellished by saltatory mallet instruments and bongos en masse. These drums must not be underestimated, not even in 1963 when Exotica slowly started to become a fad and face its sunset phase of 30+ years, for it is no self-fulfilling prophecy to see these original Afro-Latin instruments in orchestral settings, not even when the topic literally demands them. My favorite example in this regard which I will never get tired of citing: Morton Gould’s Jungle Drums (1957) whose emerald soundscape features anything but the titular drums! Latin Rendezvous does not make this mistake and can thus be recommended to fans of symphonic Exotica. The drums, accordions, solo guitars and mallet instruments make it possible – or at least open to scrutiny – to place Mantovani’s work in the outer rim of the genre. And so it shall be. Available on vinyl and remastered digital-only versions on Amazon MP3, iTunes and streaming services.
 
 
Exotica Review 482: Mantovani – Latin Rendezvous (1963). 
Originally published on Apr. 27, 2017 at AmbientExotica.com.    
 
 01 -  Malaguena  
 02 -  Quizas,quizas,quizas  - 
 03 -  Be Mine Tonight  - 
 04 -  Cielito Lindo  - 
 05 -  La Paloma  - 
 06 -  Siboney  -  
 07 -  Granada  -  
 08 -  Perfidia  - 
 09 -  Andalucia  -  
 10 -  La Golondrina  -  
 11 -  Maria Elena  - 
 12 -  Espana  - 
 13 -  Estrellita (bonus)  -  
 14 -  Amapola (bonus)  -  
 
 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel 
Chiller
 
 1 -  Opening Sequence  - 
 2 -  Overture to the Phantom of the Opera  - 
 3 -  Night on Bald Mountain  - 
 4 -  Danse Macabre, Op. 40  - 
 5 -  March to the Scaffold [From Symphonie Fantasique, Op.14]  - 
 6 -  Pandemonium (Scene 19) [From the Damnation of Faust, Op. 24]  - 
 7 -  In the Hall of the Mountain King [From Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46]  - 
 8 -  Synthesizer Effects  - 
 9 -  Theme from the Twilight Zone  - 
 10 -  12,000 Volts  - 
 11 -  The Bride of Frankenstein, Pt. 1  - 
 12 -  Sleigh Ride [From the DeVil and Daniel Webster]  - 
 13 -  Psycho: Prelude  - 
 14 -  The Pyscho-The Mad House  - 
 15 -  Psycho-Murder  - 
 16 -  Overture to Sleuth  - 
 17 -  Television Noise  - 
 18 -  The Light [From Poltergeist]  - 
 19 -  Super Slueth [From Without A Clue]  - 
 20 -  Funeral March of a Marionette [Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents]  - 

Henry Mancini 
Mancini In Surround  
Mostly Monsters, Murders & Mysteries
 
 01 -  Surround Fantasique  - 
 02 -  Arctic Whale Hunt (The White Dawn)  - 
 03 -  Theme From Mommie Dearest  - 
 04 -  Frenzy Rejected ( Main Title )  - 
 05 -  The Monster Gets Mark (Creature from the Black Lagoon)  - 
 06 -  The Thing Strikes - Desert Rendezvous (It Came from Outer Space)  - 
 07 -  Terror Strikes (Tarantula)  - 
 08 -  Casey's Theme (Fear)  - 
 09 -  Little Boys (The Man Who Loved Women)  - 
 10 -  Prisoner Of Zenda-Main Title  - 
 11 -  Coronation Waltz (Prisoner of Zenda)  - 
 12 -  Croquette (Prisoner of Zenda)  - 
 13 -  Nightwing ( Main Title )  - 
 14 -  Super Sleuth (Without a Clue)  - 
 15 -  Without A Clue Theme ( End Title )  - 
 16 -  Sunset Theme (Sunset)  - 
 17 -  Cheryl's Theme (Sunset)  - 
 18 -  The Cowboys (Sunset)  - 

Geoff Love
Big Suspense Movie Themes
 
side1
01. 2001 a space odyssey
02.the godfather
03.the french connection
04.rififi
05.theme from z
06.the high and the mighty
 
side2
01.shaft
02.the third man
03.in the heat of the night
04.airport
05.diamonds are forever
06.frenzy

The City of Prague Philharmonic 
The Definitive Horror Music Collection 
 
 01 -  A Nightmare On Elm Street (Main Theme)  - 
 02 -  The Omen - Ave satani  - 
 03 -  Poltergeist (Main Theme)  - 
 04 -  The Exorcist - Tubular Bells  - 
 05 -  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme  - 
 06 -  Rosemary's Baby - Lullaby  - 
 07 -  Dressed To Kill (The Gallery)  - 
 08 -  Javier Navarrete - Pan's Labyrinth - The Labyrinth  - 
 09 -  The Shining  - 
 10 -  Dracula (Main Titles,Storm)  - 
 11 -  The Witches of Eastwick, Dance of the Witches  - 
 12 -  Dracula - Main Title - Finale  - 
 13 -  Halloween (Main Theme)  - 
 14 -  Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner, Martin Tillman - The Ring  - 
 15 -  Alan Silvestri - The Mummy Returns - Main Theme  - 
 16 -  Aliens, Prelude and Ripley's  - 
 17 -  Exorcist II: The Heretic (Regan's Theme)  - 
 18 -  Ghostbusters Main Theme  - 
 19 -  Patrick Cassidy - Hannibal - Vide Cor Meum  - 

The Best of October 2013
 
  -  01  -  Sugar (uit ''De fabriek'')  - Ruud Bos
  -  02  -  All Of A Sudden  - James Last
  -  03  -  Cherish  - (Karl) Hanspeter's Orchestra
  -  04  -  Makin' Whoopee  - Anita Kerr
  -  05  -  This Masquerade  - Acker Bilk
  -  06  -  Indian Reservation  - Living Brass
  -  07  -  Don't Sleep In The Subway  - Ray Martin and His Orchestra
  -  08  -  Baion De Ana  - The 101 Strings Orchestra
  -  09  -  Introduction and Fantasy  - Jan Vayne
  -  10  -  Where Flamingos Fly  - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra
  -  11  -  Hot Lips  - Jonah Jones & Glen gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
  -  12  -  Everybody Loves A Lover  - Luther Henderson
  -  13  -  Quand tu Chantes (Canta Canta Minha Gente)  - Caravelli 
  -  14  -  Mujeres  - Ray Conniff
  -  15  -  The From The Addams Family  - Lawrence Welk
  -  16  -  For Love Of Ivy  - Woody Herman
  -  17  -  Montezuma's Revenge  - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  -  18  -  In Our Time (A Musical Prayer for Peace)  - Bert Kaempfert
  -  19  -  My Heart Belongs to Daddy  - Les & Larry Elgart
  -  20  -  Let The Sunshine In  - Paul Mauriat
  -  21  -  That Old Black Magic (Mercer-Arlen)  - Norman Luboff conducting a 100 Voice Chorus and the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  -  22  -  The World We Knew   - WERNER MÜLLER & HIS ORCHESTRA
  -  23  -  Cuanto le Gusta  - Manuel the Music of the Mountains
  -  24  -  No Matter What  - Michael Hirte
  -  25  -  The Way We Were  - Paul Brett Orchestra
  -  26  -  Alfie  - Syd Lawrence
  -  27  -  Walking  - Max Greger
  -  28  -  Par Avion  - Maurice Pop
  -  29  -  Maxwell's Silver Hammer  - Laurens van Rooyen
  -  30  -  Goin' Out Of My Head  - Ferrante & Teicher

 The Best of October 2014
 
 01  - Contigo  -   Orchestra Addy Flor  -   
 02  - The Moulin Rouge  -   Edmundo Ros  -   
 03  - Sweetie Pie  -   Heinz Kiessling  -   
 04  - The Worm  -   Buddy Merrill  -   
 05  - Sweet Dreams  -   Caravelli  -   
 06  - It's A Miracle  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 07  - Bella Afrika m.m.v. Koor Bloemfontein  -   Janu  -   
 08  - Pour un flirt  -   Max Greger  -   
 09  - Exodus  -   Werner Müller  -   
 10  - South of the Border  -   Chaquito & The Quedo Brass  -   
 11  - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  -   Sounds Orchestral  -   
 12  - Come September  -   Billy Vaughn  -   
 13  - Never my love  -   Mr. Acker Bilk  -   
 14  - Daydream  -   Mel Davis  -   
 15  - Vuelve a Jerez  -   Luis Cobos  -   
 16  - Happiness Is  -   Hugo Winterhalter  -   
 17  - Orinoco  -   Malando & Marinierskapel  -   
 18  - Walk Right Back  -   Tony Hatch  -   
 19  - Summerwind  -   Hugo Strasser  -   
 20  - Aquarius  -   Klaus Wunderlich  -   
 21  - Felice  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 22  - Cherchez la Femme  -   Danny Malando and his Orchestra  -   
 23  - Emily  -   Perez Prado  -   
 24  - I Just Want To Be Your Everything  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 25  - Night Train  -   Max Greger  -   
 26  - Blackbird  -   Carl Davis: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  -   
 27  - Love Is All Around (Theme from ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'')  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 28  - Misirlou  -   Ferrante & Teicher  -   
 29  - Cavaquinho  -   Frits Stein  -   
 30  - El Cumbanchero  -   Johnny Meyer  -   
 31  - M'Appari  -   Werner Müller  -   

The Best of  October 2015
 
 01  - Ka-Lu-A  -   Leo Addeo   -   
 02  - She's A Latin From Manhattan  -   The Pasadena Roof Orchestra  -   
 03  - The Cat  -   Claudia Hirschfeld  -   
 04  - Wake Up Sunshine  -   Andre Kostelanetz  -   
 05  - The Children Of Sanchez  -   Henry Mancini  -   
 06  - Shopping Baby  -   Fausto Papetti  -   
 07  - United We Stand  -   Mike Curb Congregation  -   
 08  - Rooster (John Wayne Theme From "True Grit")  -   Al de Lory  -   
 09  - Via Vai  -   Rondo Veneziano  -   
 10  - Dan The Banjo Man  -   Max Greger  -   
 11  - Mexican Whistler  -   Manuel & the Music of the Mountains  -   
 12  - Black Magic Woman  -   Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment  -   
 13  - Picadero  -   Hugo Strasser  -   
 14  - Matrimony  -   Herb Geller und Holger Voss, Saxophon Orchester Udo Reichel  -   
 15  - Come On, Come On  -   Jean-Claude Borelly  -   
 16  - The Shadow Of Your Smile  -   Georges Delagaye  -   
 17  - Chi-Chi Chihuahua  -   Syd Dale & Dali Caldis Tijuana Brass - Crazy About Tijuana  -   
 18  - Love Is In The Air  -   Frank Chacksfield  -   
 19  - Poco Loco Cha Cha 32 T/M  -   Orchester Ambros Seelos  -   
 20  - You're a Lady  -   Norman Candler  -   
 21  - If I Had A Hammer  -   Franz Lambert  -   
 22  - Quelque chose et moi  -   Paul Mauriat  -   
 23  - Live and Let Die  -   Syd Lawrence  -   
 24  - Dancin' (on a saturday night) / It never rains in Southern California  -   Max Greger und sein Orchester  -   
 25  - The Spy With A Cold Nose (Theme from The Spy With A Cold Nose)  -   Chaquito  -   
 26  - Love Me Tonight  -   Ted Heath  -   
 27  - Speak Softly Love  -   Helmut Zacharias  -   
 28  - Gloria  -   Ray Conniff  -   
 29  - Sale fish 'But not today'  -   Bert Kaempfert  -   
 30  - Nadia's Theme  -   Peter Thomas  -   

Onderwerp: WEEK 44 - 2017

Datum: 09-12-2017

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week44-2017

Great Halloween tribute.
Thanks!

Datum: 29-10-2017

Door: Joe

Onderwerp: Wow

What a week of music..... from Halloween to Exotica and everything in between. Happy Halloween to all at LL and ....... be careful out there ...!!!!
Joe

Datum: 29-10-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 44

Thank's Harry and his LL team for a great story about Mantovany's Latin Randevous , and other instrumentals for this week like country instrumentals , Folk festival etc.

Darko

Datum: 29-10-2017

Door: Eliane

Onderwerp: Bert Kaempfert & Hildegard Knef

Super!!! Thank you. Fantastic voice Hildegard Knef.

Datum: 28-10-2017

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 44

Thanks for the 2nd disc of the LL country instrumentals.

Datum: 28-10-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 44

Happy Halloween everyone!!
Thanks to all for the great music this week., thanks to Harry and Joey and Eliane, and Edilson, and Gunther, and all the rest of the contributors for their efforts on out behalf.
Have a very nice week, and stay safe..
Ed, from a cooling Tennessee

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