WEEK 47 - 2017

MADleys
Volume XXIX
78:17 - 320 kb/sec
 
 
01 Helmut Zacharias - "Happy Strings 1" (16:29): These boots are made for walking  - Jackson - Ode to Billie Jo  - Dear Mrs Applebee - I was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Winchester cathedral - Yellow submarine - The girls in Paris - The happening - Zabadak - Release me - Monja - Born free
 
02 James Last - "Happy Hammond 1" (20:01): America - If I had a hammer - Lucky lips - Cavaquinho - Cumana - Sambarita - Du, Du, Du - Blue Moon - Makin' whoopee - Letkiss - Norskejenka - Melancholie - La Mamma - Red roses for a blue lady - Bye, bye blackbird - Auf Wiederseh'n bei dir
 
03 Jo Ment "Rockin' tops" 1 (17:13): Rock around the clock - Good golly Miss Molly - Tutti frutti - Rock-a-beat boogie - Happy baby - Giddy up Ding Dong - Rebel rouser - Long tall Sally - Rip it up - Jambalaya - Chain locker rock - Yummy yummy yummy - Mony Mony - Dance to the music
 
04 Various artists "Medley 1" (06:27): The Harry Lime theme (Heinz Schachtner) - Letkiss - (Roberto Delgado) - Les enfants du Pirée (Helmut Zacharias) - Ob-la-di, ob-la-da (Roberto Delgado)
 
05 Sam Sklair & his orchestra – "Dance time '69" 1 (18:08): On the road again - Hello, I love you - Born to be wild - Help yourself - Little arrows - Those where the days - I've got to get a message to you - Hurdy gurdy man - Little green apples - Take time to know her - For your precious love - My special prayer

Herb Alpert 
Music Vol. 1
 
 01 -  Flamingo  - 
 02 -  Unforgettable  - 
 03 -  Michelle  - 
 04 -  C'est Si Bon  - 
 05 -  I'm Yours  - 
 06 -  Cheek To Cheek  - 
 07 -  Just A Gigolo  - 
 08 -  Witchcraft  - 
 09 -  Sugarfoot  - 
 10 -  Strike Up The Band  - 
 11 -  You Stepped Out Of A Dream  - 
 12 -  Imagine  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
Stereo Tanzparty 16
 
 01 -  Save Your Kisses for Me  - 
 02 -  Man muß das Leben eben nehmen.......  - 
 03 -  Spiel mir ein Liebeslied  - 
 04 -  Sleepwalk  - 
 05 -  Das ist doch gar nicht unser Bier  - 
 06 -  Fernando  - 
 07 -  Girls, Girls, Girls  - 
 08 -  Mississippi  - 
 09 -  My Spanish Lady  - 
 10 -  Die Tingler für euch alle  - 
 11 -  Atlantica  - 
 12 -  Lieder der Nacht  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION
Various Artists
The Magic of Melody CD 1: 
The Very Thought Of You
 
 1 -  01 - Hello Young Lovers  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 2 -  02 - Autumn Leaves  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 3 -  03 - Begin The Beguine  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 4 -  04 - Tenderly  - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  - 
 5 -  05 - The Shadow Of Your Smile  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 6 -  06 - Feelings  - Henry Mancini  - 
 7 -  07 - Always On My Mind  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 8 -  08 - Close To You (They Long To Be)  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 9 -  09 - Dear Heart  - Henry Mancini  - 
 10 -  10 - I'm In The Mood For Love  - Hill Bowen  - 
 11 -  11 - The Night Is Young & You're So Beautiful  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 12 -  12 - Blue Moon  - Ronnie Price  - 
 13 -  13 - Deep Purple  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 14 -  14 - When I Fall In Love  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 15 -  15 - April Love  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 16 -  16 - Romeo & Juliet (A Time For Us)  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 17 -  17 - Falling In Love With Love  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 18 -  18 - Annie's Song  - Floyd Cramer  - 
 19 -  19 - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  - Gordon Langford  - 
 20 -  20 - Volare  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 

101 Strings 
Around The World In 80 Melodies - 
Stateside
 
 1 -  By The Time I Get To Phoenix  - 
 2 -  Manhattan  - 
 3 -  Moonlight In Vermont  - 
 4 -  Southen Nights  - 
 5 -  California Here I Come  - 
 6 -  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  - 
 7 -  California Dreaming  - 
 8 -  Do You Know The Way  - 
 9 -  San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flower In Your Hair)  - 
 10 -  Hawaiian Wedding Song  - 
 11 -  Beyond The Reef  - 
 12 -  Bali Hai  - 
 13 -  Aloha Oe  - 
 14 -  Song Of The Island  - 
 15 -  My Old Kentucky Home  - 
 16 -  Georgia On My Mind  - 
 17 -  Tennessee Waltz  - 
 18 -  Galveston  - 
 19 -  Sidewalks Of New York  - 
 20 -  America The Beautiful  - 
 

The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds 
The Black Motion Picture Experience
 
 1 -  Across 110th Street  - 
 2 -  Slaughter  - 
 3 -  Ben  - 
 4 -  Also sprach Zarathustra  - 
 5 -  Superfly  - 
 6 -  Trouble Man - ''T'' Stands For Trouble  - 
 7 -  Shaft  - 
 8 -  Love Theme from ''Lady Sings The Blues''  - 
 9 -  Freddie's Dead  - 

Various Artists 
Beste Melodien aus den
60er Jahren - 2
 
 1 -  El Condor Pasa  - Alfred Hause  - 
 2 -  What A Wonderful World  - Anthony Ventura  - 
 3 -  Spanish Eyes  - Bert Kaempfert  - 
 4 -  Winchester Cathedral  - James Last  - 
 5 -  The Last Waltz  - Kai Warner  - 
 6 -  Cast Your Fate to the Wind  - Roberto Delgado  - 
 7 -  Wichita Lineman  - Kurt Edelhagen  - 
 8 -  She Loves You  - Paul Kuhn  - 
 9 -  Massachusetts  - Ricky King  - 
 10 -  I Can't Stop Loving You  - Max Greger  - 
 11 -  Sunny  - Horst Jankowski  - 
 13 -  Downtown  - Klaus Wunderlich  - 
 14 -  This Guy's In Love With You  - Martin Böttcher  - 
 15 -  Dankeschön  - Billy Vaughn  - 
 15 -  Dizzy  - Hugo Strasser  - 
 15 -  My Love  - James Last  - 
 17 -  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  - Franz Thon  - 
 18 -  Stranger On The Shore  - Günter Noris  - 
 19 -  Rag Doll  - Franz Lambert  - 
 20 -  Congratulations  - Hugo Strasser  - 
 21 -  Al Di La  - Werner Müller  - 
 22 -  Little Green Apples  - Helmut Zacharias  - 
 23 -  Eloise  - Peter Thomas   - 
 24 -  Penny Lane  - James Last  - 
 25 -  Dream A Little Dream Of Me  - Roy Etzel  - 

Augusto Algueró 
Sounds Spectacular
 
 01 -  Delilah  - 
 02 -  I'm Coming Home  - 
 03 -  Pata Pata  - 
 04 -  Cherie Babette  - 
 05 -  Mágico sonido  - 
 06 -  It must be Love  - 
 07 -  La, la, la  - 
 08 -  La muchachita del pianillo  - 
 09 -  Cuando sali de Cuba  - 
 10 -  The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde  - 
 11 -  Road To Marbella  - 
 12 -  Gran premio  - 

Ray Charles Singers 
Al-Di-Là 
and Other Songs for Young Lovers
 
 01 -  Al Di Là  - 
 02 -  The Girl from Ipanema  - 
 03 -  Do You Want to Know a Secret?  - 
 04 -  Real Live Girl  - 
 05 -  The Friendliest Thing  - 
 06 -  Satin Doll  - 
 07 -  Call Me Irresponsible  - 
 08 -  Till the End of Time  - 
 09 -  Something Extra Special  - 
 10 -  Bluesette  - 
 11 -  Johann Sebastian Bach  - 
 12 -  You Are Never Far Away from Me  - 

Chris Gorman 
Honky Tonk '70
 
 01 -  The Old Fashioned Way  - 
 02 -  My Melody Of Love  - 
 03 -  On Prend Toujours Un Train  - 
 04 -  When I'm Sixty Four  - 
 05 -  Ram Dam  - 
 06 -  Michele  - 
 07 -  Those Were The Days  - 
 08 -  The Most Beautiful Girl  - 
 09 -  L'Homme De Ma Vie  - 
 10 -  Please Tell Her  - 
 11 -  Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head  - 
 12 -  Ballade Du Temps Passé  - 

 The Romantic Strings Orchestra 
Beautiful Melodies Of Our Time 
[Disc 3]
 
TOP THEME SONGS FROM TV
 01  - Theme from St. Elsewhere  -     
 02  - M*A*S*H  -     
 03  - Theme from Love Boat  -     
 04  - Theme from Hill Street Blues  -     
 05  - Theme from Northern Exposure  -     
 06  - Theme from Cheers  - 
WITH LOVE FROM BROADWAY    
 07  - What I Did for Love  -     
 08  - Love Changes Everything  -     
 09  - All I Ask of You  -     
 10  - The Lambeth Walk  -     
 11  - I Dreamed a Dream  -     
 12  - At Seventeen  -  
FOLK FLAVOURED MELODIES   
 13  - Cat's in the Cradle  -     
 14  - If  -     
 15  - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight  -     
 16  - Time in a Bottle  -     
 17  - Blue Bayou  -     
 18  - Mr Bojangles  -     
 19  - You've Got a Friend  -     
 20  - If You Could Read My Mind  -     
 21  - Calypso  -     

Al Caiola 
Guitar For Latin Lovers
 
 01 -  Be True To Me  - 
 02 -  Come Closer To Me  - 
 03 -  You Are Always In My Heart  - 
 04 -  Happy Brasilia  - 
 05 -  Magic Is The Moonlight  - 
 06 -  The Story of Love  - 
 07 -  Our Last Night  - 
 08 -  Meditation / The Girl From Ipanema  - 
 09 -  I Am In Love  - 
 10 -  Pretty Butterfly  - 
 11 -  Without You  - 
 12 -  Manha De Carnival  - 
 13 -  Love You Do Things To Me  - 
 14 -  Stay Awhile  - 
 15 -  Loquillo Beach  - 
 16 -  One  - 
 17 -  Fingers  - 

Paul Mauriat 
El Triste
 
 1 -  El triste  - 
 2 -  Rio amarillo (Yellow River)  - 
 3 -  Simpatia (Sympathy)  - 
 4 -  Y morir de placer (Et mourir de plaisir)  - 
 5 -  El aguila negra (L'aigle noir)  - 
 6 -  En el verano (In The Summertime)  - 
 7 -  Darla dirladada  - 
 8 -  Debe haber libertad, paz y amor (Let There Be Freedom, Peace And Love)  - 
 9 -  Como desee amarte, simpre (Comme j'ai toujours envie d'aimer)  - 
 10 -  Perdóname este capricho infantil (Pardonne-moi ce caprice d'enfant)  - 

Jean Lafontaine 
Vol. 2
 
 01 -  E Não Vou Mais Deixar Você Tão Só  - 
 02 -  Sou Louca Por Você  - 
 03 -  To Sir With Love  - 
 04 -  Those Where The Days  - 
 05 -  Right Relations  - 
 06 -  É Meu, ÉMeu, É Meu  - 
 07 -  Deixe-Me Outro Dia, Menos Hoje  - 
 08 -  Tomorrow's Love  - 
 09 -  Rain And Tears  - 
 10 -  Baby, Come Back  - 
 11 -  I'm Gonna Make You Love Me  - 
 12 -  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da  - 

Noúres 
Italian Music by Romantic Piano
 
 01 -  Quando, Quando, Quando  - 
 02 -  Noi Due Per Sempre  - 
 03 -  Tu Sei Cosi  - 
 04 -  Ho Capito Che Ti Amo  - 
 05 -  Volare  - 
 06 -  Natali  - 
 07 -  Come Sinfonia  - 
 08 -  Parlami D'amore, Mariu  - 
 09 -  Cominciamo ad Amarci  - 
 10 -  Amore Scusami  - 
 11 -  Mi Sono Innamorato di Te  - 
 12 -  Quando M'innamoro  - 
 13 -  Se (Cinema Paradiso)  - 
 14 -  Ti Voglio Tanto Bene  - 

Reader's Digest Recording

Chet Atkins 
Guitar Magic
 
 01 -  El Condor Pasa  - 
 02 -  Song Sung Blue  - 
 03 -  Amazing Grace  - 
 04 -  Corrine, Corrina  - 
 05 -  Red Wing  - 
 06 -  Galveston  - 
 07 -  The Last Thing on My Mind  - 
 08 -  The Boxer  - 
 09 -  The Bells Of St Mary's  - 
 10 -  Wheels  - 
 11 -  Blowin' in the Wind  - 
 12 -  The Third Man Theme  - 
 13 -  Mr.Bojangles  - 
 14 -  Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard  - 
 15 -  Catch the Wind  - 
 16 -  Trambone  - 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
 Erich Kunzel
The Magical Music of Disney
 
 1 -  This Land / Circle of Life  - 
 2 -  I Just Can't Wait to be King  - 
 3 -  Hakuna Matata  - 
 4 -  Be Prepared  - 
 5 -  Can You Feel the Love Tonight  - 
 6 -  King of Pride Rock  - 
 7 -  Arabian Nights  - 
 8 -  One Jump Ahead  - 
 9 -  Friend Like Me  - 
 10 -  A Whole New World  - 
 11 -  Prince Ali  - 
 12 -  Introduction  - 
 13 -  Part of Your World  - 
 14 -  Under the Sea  - 
 15 -  Poor Unfortunate Souls  - 
 16 -  Les Poissons  - 
 17 -  Kiss the Girl  - 
 18 -  Happy Ending (Part of Your World - Reprise)  - 
 19 -  Prologue  - 
 20 -  Belle  - 
 21 -  Be Our Guest  - 
 22 -  Gaston  - 
 23 -  Beauty and the Beast  - 

Hugo Montenegro 
Candy's Theme & other Sweets
 
 01 -  Candy's Theme  - 
 02 -  Kitten  - 
 03 -  Theme For Irma  - 
 04 -  Jean  - 
 05 -  Little Lo'  - 
 06 -  Fanny's Theme  - 
 07 -  Polly  - 
 08 -  Lady's Theme  - 
 09 -  Mamie  - 
 10 -  Amber  - 
 11 -  Suzie  - 
 12 -  Darlin' Jill  - 

Mystic Moods Orchestra 
More Than Music
 
 01 -  Wednesday's Child   - 
 02 -  A Man And A Woman  - 
 03 -  When You Are There  - 
 04 -  Just 'Round The River Bend  - 
 05 -  Theme From The New Testament  - 
 06 -  Theme From Grand Prix  - 
 07 -  Born Free  - 
 08 -  Paris Smiles From Is Paris Bur  - 
 09 -  Theme From The Sand Pebbles  - 
 10 -  Symphony  - 
 

Orchestra Vladimir Zaroff  
Instrumental Parade
 
 01 -  Mamy Blue  - 
 02 -  Amanece  - 
 03 -  Vladimir Zaroff - De Boliche en Boliche  - 
 04 -  The Summer knows (Summer of '42) (Sommer '42)  - 
 05 -  Theme from ''Shaft'' (Tema de ''Shaft'')  - 
 06 -  Volvera  - 
 07 -  We shall dance (Bailaremos)  - 
 08 -  El Soldadito  - 
 09 -  Co-Co  - 
 10 -  Wana Nene Wana Nana  

Benny Andersson 
Piano
 
 1 -  I Let The Music Speak  - 
 2 -  You And I  - 
 3 -  Aldrig  - 
 4 -  Thank You For The Music  - 
 5 -  Stockholm By Night  - 
 6 -  Chess  - 
 7 -  The Day Before You Came  - 
 8 -  Someone Else's Story  - 
 9 -  Midnattsdans  - 
 10 -  Målarskolan  - 
 11 -  I Wonder (Departure)  - 
 12 -  Embassy Lament  - 
 13 -  Anthem  - 
 14 -  My Love, My Life  - 
 15 -  Mountain Duet  - 
 16 -  Flickornas Rum  - 
 17 -  Efter Regnet  - 
 18 -  Tröstevisa  - 
 19 -  En Skrift I Snön  - 
 20 -  Happy New Year  - 
 21 -  I Gott Bevar  - 

Norman Candler 
Candies
 
 01 -  I Could Have Danced All Night  - 
 02 -  Good Morning Starshine  - 
 03 -  Zorba's Dance /N.Candler**  - 
 04 -  I'll Never Fall In Love Again  - 
 05 -  Junge, Komm Bald Wieder /N.Candler**  - 
 06 -  Ol' Man River  - 
 07 -  Heaven On Their Minds /N.Candler**  - 
 08 -  Fiddler On The Roof  - 
 09 -  Tea For Two  - 
 10 -  Day By Day  - 
 11 -  Edelweiss /N.Candler**  - 
 12 -  Light Sings  - 
 13 -  Sugar Baby Love  - 
 14 -  Hey Jude  - 
 15 -  You're A Lady  - 
 16 -  True Love  - 
 17 -  Amazing Grace  - 
 18 -  Londonderry Air  - 
 19 -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
 20 -  Home On The Range  - 
 21 -  Sail Along Silv'ry Moon  - 

The Columbia Musical Treasuries 
Orchestra And Chorus 
The Unforgettable Years (10/10)
DANCE TIME
 
 1001 -  Mack The Knife  - 
 1002 -  King Of The Road  - 
 1003 -  On The Sunny Side Of The Street  - 
 1004 -  A Taste Of Honey  - 
 1005 -  The Lady Is A Tramp  - 
 1006 -  After You've Gone  - 
 1007 -  Downtown  - 
 1008 -  I Want To Hold Your Hand  - 
 1009 -  I'm Telling You Now  - 
 1010 -  Satisfaction  - 
 1011 -  She Loves You  - 
 1012 -  Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goodbye)  - 

Astrud Gilberto 
Plus the James Last Orchestra
 
 1 -  Samba Do Soho  - 
 2 -  I'm Nothin' Without You  - 
 3 -  Champagne and Caviar  - 
 4 -  Listen to Your Heart  - 
 5 -  Moon Rain  - 
 6 -  Caravan  - 
 7 -  Amor E Som  - 
 8 -  Saci  - 
 9 -  Forgive Me  - 
 10 -  With Love (When They Turn on the Light)  - 
 11 -  Agua de Beber  - 

LALO SCHIFRIN
PIANO, STRINGS
AND BOSSA NOVA
1963
 
 
 
Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova is the – admittedly formulaic yet utterly precise – title of pianist and film composer Lalo Schifrin’s (born 1932) second genre album right after 1962’s Bossa Nova whose subtitle New Brazilian Jazz promised much and delivered even more: an adamantly f-f-faaaast catapult. Flashes of rain forests, paradisiac landscapes and Brazilian bodegas flashed by, making Bossa Nova one hell of a smoking fast affair and a true Exotica album. And then there is Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova, recorded in New York on two consecutive days in October 1962 with a sextet and released in 1963 on MGM Records.
 
 
 
Graced by a crucial string orchestra, the 12 tracks of Brazilian origin – three of them composed by Schifrin for this album – are once again brethren of the Bossa Nova style. This time, however, the speed is decelerated, not just because of the album’s aural endemics, but the expectation by both the contemporary listener and today’s audience. Another Bossa Nova album right after the previous one? This cannot be the best possible strategy marketing-wise, but Lalo Schifrin prevents being trapped and reduced to a specific success-granting formula by making use of said string orchestra.
 
 
 
It is the same trick Martin Denny used on his album Hypnotique (1958) after having delivered seven Exotica albums. Suddenly, the quartet was accompanied by an orchestra and a choir! Was this the first sign that Denny and his men didn’t know what else they could offer all by themselves? I leave this open to debate. Schifrin, meanwhile, leads a sextet to begin with: bassist Chris White, drummer Rudy Collins and guitarist Jim Hall are all astonishingly sparsely audible over the course of the album; percussionists Carmen Costa and José Paulo shine all the more, and this is also true for Schifrin. How does this album cope in the wake of the previous Bossa Nova?
 
 
 
In hindsight, it is so easy to spot particularities in music that became the trademark of an artist or even a whole generation. I do not want to exaggerate the impetus of Lalo Schifrin’s own The Wave which mercilessly rolls over the listener and thus makes for a fascinating opening spot, but The Wave’s spy theme undercurrent is very notable and a marker of the things to come in regard to Schifrin’s movie-related career. Indeed, the slick-portentous murkiness of the motif is as staggering as it is delightful, especially so when it is placed in José Paulo’s maraca forests and harp-infested string billows. The Wave literally shifts into a Bop/Easy Listening dichotomy but remains very accessible and veiled in excitement.
 
 
 
Insensatez by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes provides an interim pipe dream with an upfront coruscation piano-wise, a hazy string moiré in the background and wondrously laid-back maracas. Slight oscillations into more melancholic timbres make the otherwise lofty performance heavier than necessary. You And Me meanwhile returns to the hyperspeed levels of Schifrin’s previous album Bossa Nova as he interprets Carlos Lyra’s and Vinicius de Moraes’ Bossa Nova in a 100 seconds long version full of sparkling vibraphones, Space-Age strings, sweeping shakers and golden-shimmering piano threads, with Lalo’s Bossa Nova showcasing the bandleader’s songwriting skills once again via a swinging conga-maraca potpourri, auroral string bursts and a cannelure of heavily plinking piano prongs. The wafting strings hold the blotchiness together and augment the euphony.
 
 
 
Schifrin does it again afterwards: his creation Silvia is an enchanting wonderwall in the shape of a lead violin which interacts, meshes and melts with saltatory piano accentuations in front of a rose-tinted string cavern. Side A is then rounded off by Djalma Ferreira’s and Luiz Antônio’s Murmurio aka Murmur, an uplifting safari through conga copses, maraca mangroves and piano pinewoods. Dissonant pizzicato strings and the fast tempo mock the song title and create a sophisticated tunnel vision.
 
 
 
Side B opens with Leonard Bernstein’s and Stephen Sondheim’s Maria, a song taken off the 1956 musical West Side Story. It is, in a nutshell, a Third Stream Space-Age extravaganza. Okay, that’s a very large nutshell, but this description basically addresses the gyration between the exquisitely warped strings and their occasional atonality which make the quandary that is Maria all the more valuable. The chromaticity remains glaringly ablaze, making this rendition a bewitching affair… the piano convulsion and bone-crushing drum bombs notwithstanding. Up next is Rapaz De Bem by Aldredo José da Silva, an utter delight due to its eight-note harp aorta, superbly warmhearted-mucoid piano mountain range and otherworldly string washes. Were it not for the frizzling maracas, this tune would have turned out to be a ballad. Instead, it became a swinging piece of dreaminess.
 
 
 
While Djalma Ferreira’s and Ivone Rebelo’s rustic Parrot Samba unleashes its uncoordinated plumage via a reticulation of piano catenae, callisthenic tone sequences and a stop-and-go motion of string sequences, piano solos and Tartarean tandem turmoils, Schifrin’s own Rio After Dark is less majestically glorifying as its title suggests, for the Argentinian pianist embraces the Bossa Nova rhythms and makes the string reverie an inferior element, going so far as to add cautious strings of horror to the designedly dubious locale, again foreshadowing the cinematic thrill and constant state of veneered agony. How magenta-colored and self-explanatory Leonard Feather’s Time For Love is in contrast! Sweetly sweeping, fizzling along and basking in string cavalcades and aqueous piano lights, this is the Easy Listening-oriented Bossa Nova for vintage fans to enjoy. Harry Woods and Mort Dixon provide the sheet music for the finale: I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover is the quirkily titled fanfaronade and a letdown in the greater scheme of things, as the elaborate piano formations do not fit with the pizzicato confectionery in the first part and only tend to absorb the candy Candela later on.
 
Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova is another fine work of a pianist whose prestidigitation is as fully developed as his compositional skills. It can be doubted indeed whether a second Bossa Nova album is needed right after Schifrin’s original Bossa Nova from 1962, but a look at the title reveals the sequence and importance of events and is an enlightening endeavor: the piano is unsurprisingly the most important part, the strings are newly added and were not featured on a Schifrin production heretofore, with the Bossa Nova style itself forming only the frame for the strings and pianos to shine. The Bossa Nova style was once in the utmost center heretofore, Schifrin and his band revved up the tempo until a fisheye lense effect was created that can only be improved and outdone by Walter Wanderley’s Batucada (1967).
 
Even though each of Schifrin’s chosen tracks is poured into the Bossa Nova mould, the percussion and drum sections are rarely ever on the forefront. No eclectic drum patterns, no maraca solos, not even a tropical percussion section graces the album. What Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova lacks in these fields, it magnanimously offers via the interactions between the piano and the strings. Be it the harps, violins or cellos, this is a dream come true for string lovers. Even though the title boldly states this, one would not necessarily expect it. But it is true: this album is for string fans what Lalo Schifrin’s fantastic New Fantasy (1964) is for brass aficionados: an album which carves out the luring qualities of the textures, the galactic moments of elation, the sweetly dissonant countermovements… and all of these qualities are held together by a Bossa Nova alloy. Exotica fans who think that Rene Paulo’s piano arrangements are a tad too minimal will find the string flumes on Lalo Schifrin’s LP most welcome and satisfying. Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova is available on LP, CD and digital incarnations thereof.
 
Exotica Review 484: Lalo Schifrin – Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova (1963). 
Originally published on Jun. 23, 2017 at AmbientExotica.com.
 
 1 -  The wave  - 
 2 -  Insensatez  - 
 3 -  You and me  - 
 4 -  Lalo's bossa nova  - 
 5 -  Silvia  - 
 6 -  Murmurio  - 
 7 -  Maria  - 
 8 -  Rapaz de bem  - 
 9 -  Samba no perro quet  - 
 10 -  Rio after dark  - 
 11 -  Time for love  - 
 12 -  Four leaf clover  - 

Glenn Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra 
Swingtime II
 
 01 -  Bugle Call Rag  - 
 04 -  C-Jam Blues  - 
 07 -  Jack the Bear - Glen Gray  - 
 09 -  Embraceable You  - 
 10 -  Snowfall  - 
 11 -  Little Rock Getaway  - 
 13 -  Blues On Parade  - 
 14 -  Floyd's Guitar Blues  - 
 15 -  Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues  - 
 18 -  720 in the Books  - 
 19 -  Harlem Nocturne  - 
 05 -  Smo-O-O-TH One, A  - 
 02 -  Symphony in Riffs  - 
 03 -  Christopher Columbus  - 
 06 -  Huckleberry Duck  - 
 08 -  When Buddha Smiles  - 
 12 -  Swingin' the Blues  - 
 16 -  Contrasts  - 
 17 -  After Hours  - 
 20 -  Goodbye  - 
 21 -  Farewell Blues  - 
 22 -  I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You  - 
The World's Greatest Jazz Band 
 - What's New -
 
 01 -  Bourbon Street Parade  - 
 02 -  Smile  - 
 03 -  The Eel  - 
 04 -  What's New  - 
 05 -  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy   - 
 06 -  Root Dog  - 
 07 -  Walk Him Up the Stairs  - 
 08 -  Girl on the Beach   - 
 09 -  Dogtown Blues   - 
 10 -  Doodle Doo Doo  - 
 11 -  My Inspiration  - 
Woody Herman & Tito Puente 
Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat!
 
 1 -  It's coolin' time  - 
 2 -  Sinbad the sailor  - 
 3 -  Black orchid  - 
 4 -  Fire island  - 
 5 -  Cha-Cha chick  - 
 6 -  Mambo herd  - 
 7 -  New Cha Cha  - 
 8 -  Latin flight  - 
 9 -  Blue station  - 
 10 -  Tito meets Woody  - 
 11 -  Original No 2  - 
 12 -  Prelude a la Cha Cha  - 
 13 -  Bamba Samba  - 

 

 James Last and Friends
 
 01  -  Kastelruther Spatzen Medley  -   James Last  -   
 02  - Wind in der Nacht  -   James Last & Katja Ebstein  -   
 03  - La Gitarra Mexicana  -   James Last & Freddy Quinn  -   
 04  - Drei Rote Rosen  -   James Last & Brenda Lee  -   
 05  - Die Liebe im allgemeinen  -   James Last & Wencke Myhre  -   
 06  - Ein Bisschen Seligkeit  -   James Last & Margot Eskens  -   
 07  - No Sun Today  -   James Last & Conny Francis  -   
 08  - Viele geh'n vorbei  -   James Last & Lill Lindfors  -   
 09  - Dandy  -   James Last & Ost Wärnerbring  -   
 10  - Irgendwo bei den Sternen  -   James Last & Lolita  -   
 11  - La Salsa del Amor  -   James Last & Freddy Quinn  -   
 12  - So still fließt der Rivier  -   James Last & Lale Andersen  -   
 13  - Weißes Tuch im Blauen Jacket  -   James Last & Wencke Myhre  -   
 14  - Irgendwo im Fremden Straßen  -   James Last & Karel Gott  -   
 15  - Komm mit ins Land der Lieder  -   James Last und die Hamburger Alserspatzen  -   
 16  - So ist das Leben ('71)  -   James Last & Frida Boccara  -   
 17  - What Good Are Tears  -   James Last & Conny Francis  -   
 18  - Who Are We  -   James Last & George Walker  -   
 19  - Es kam der Frühling  -   James Last & Margot Eskens  -   
 20  - Ich will immer auf dir warten  -   James Last & Brenda Lee  -   
 21  - Aloha oe; La Paloma; Und dann ging ich zu den Mädchen  -   James Last & Lars Berghagen  -   
 22  - Kleine Annabel  -   James Last & der Rosanoff Chor  -   
 23  - Liebelei  -   James Last & Margot Eskens  -   
 24  - Gib mir dein wort  -   James Last & Freddy Quinn  -   
 25  - Liebe, Glück und Sonnenschein  -   James Last  -   

James Last at the Movies
 
 01  - Theme from Missing  -     
 02  - Theme from "Rocky"  -     
 03  - Streets Of Philadelphia (from "Philadelphia)  -     
 04  - Jesus Christ Superstar (Main Theme)  -     
 05  - Theme from "The Way We Were"  -     
 06  - Theme From "Prisoner Of Second Avenue"  -     
 07  - Theme from SWAT   -     
 08  - My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)  -     
 09  - Morning Train (from the movie "9 to 5")  -     
 10  - Chi Mai Theme (from "Le Proffesionel")  -     
 11  - The Seduction (from "American Gigolo")  -     
 12  - Dear Father (from the movie  Johnathan Livingston Seagul)  -     
 13  - Pirates from the Carribbean  -     
 14  - Theme from `The Last Tango of Paris`  -     
 15  - Love Theme from "The Godfather"  -     
 16  - Theme from The Children of Sanchez  -     
 17  - Theme from `The Summer of ´42´  -     
 18  - Theme from Star Wars  -     
 19  - You'll Be In My Heart (from "Tarzan")  -  
 20  - Mombassa (from "Inception")   

 James Last - Lean On Me
 
 01  - Another Day In Paradise  -     
 02  - The House of the Rising Sun  -     
 03  - Love Will Save The Day  -     
 04  - Bridge Over Troubled Water  -     
 04  - Can You Feel It  -     
 05  - Broken Wings  -     
 06  - Sad Eyes  -     
 07  - Freedom  -     
 08  - My Sharona  -     
 09  - Africa  -     
 10  - Everyday People  -     
 11  - Down Under  -     
 12  - Mambo no.5  -     
 13  - Lead Me On  -     
 14  - Pop Muzik  -     
 15  - Saddle Up  -     
 16  - Everybody Have Fun Tonight  -     
 17  - Don't Go  -     
 18  - Stuck On You  -     
 19  - Lean on Me  -     
 20  - The Living Years  -     
 21  - Coco Jamboo  -     
 22  - We Go On  -     
 

Onderwerp: WEEK 47 - 2017

Datum: 01-01-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week47-2017

Thanks for Unforgettable Years Boxset!

Datum: 19-11-2017

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 47

Ed says it all Harry—as usual the music is 'tops'. Thank you for all the hard efforts that you and your team thrill us LL lovers with each week ...

Datum: 19-11-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 47

Thank's Harry and LL team for a great varius choice of music for this week.

Darko, from Zagreb, Croatia

Datum: 19-11-2017

Door: MetalStorm

Onderwerp: Herb Alpert & Augusto Algueró

Thanks a lot dear friend Harry and crew for your musical contributions, well for my preferences I'm talking about Herb Alpert Vol. 1 album and the Augusto Algueró stuff, very rare works and not easy to find specially this last album.

Greetings from Quito - Ecuador, SouthAmerica.

Datum: 18-11-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 47

Christmas is fast approaching., hope the folks are getting their shopping done while it's safe to do so and AMAZON is beginning to have their sales...

Datum: 18-11-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 47

Thanks to Harry for the James Last extravaganza and the MMO. Funny, Mystic Moods always had great arrangements, but poor choices in music sometimes. Still, a lot of their music is pretty damn good.
Cliff Carpenter, whom I'd never heard before LL, has livened up my playlists., and I'm surprised he had so many releases. Must be very popular in Europe.
The very first EZ Listening tune i ever heard was Nini Rosso's Il Silenzio back in 1965. It was released in the United States to great fanfare. I'll bet I played that tune 10,000 times, and drove my wife crazy doing so. Luckily, we now have digital that doesn't wear out, because I'd bought the original recording at least 4 times!
Thanks to Gunther of course, and Cappy for his renditions, and Eliane who I imagine to be a romantic by her choice of music., but Eliane., that's not a bad thing. I'm a romantic myself.
To the many other contributors I thank you for your efforts, and Harry whom I imagine spends a huge amount of time sorting and posting. There is absolutely nothing that compares to LL. You folks brighten up my every waking moment.
Ed, from Tennessee, the land of Music

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