WEEK 50 - 2017

Yesterday Once More
Volume X
 
 
1. Caravelli - Here we are / 04:39
2. Anthony Ventura - Bridge over troubled water / 03:32
3. Cliff Carpenter - You're sixteen / 02:04
4. Arthur Greenslade - A groovy kind of love / 02:11
5. Heart & Soul - I'm stone in love with you / 03:18
6. Norman Percival and his orchestra - Waterloo sunset / 01:59
7. Lex De Azevedo - I can't go for that / 02:55
8. Franck Pourcel - Days of Pearly Spencer / 02:19
9. Alan Tew - Lonely days / 03:27
10. John Fox - Here comes that rainy day feeling again / 02:49
11. Alfredo Lombardi - Hello again / 03:55
12. Marty Gold - Chapel of love / 02:51
13. Paul Mauriat - The world we knew (Over and over) / 02:25
14. José Marcello - Yesterday once more / 02:58
15. Norrie Paramor - Egyptian reggae / 02:26
16. Billy Vaughn - Love letters in the sand / 01:53
17. Hugo Winterhalter - California dreamin' / 02:43
18. Perry Botkin Jr - Here comes my baby / 02:09
19. The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra - King of the road / 02:22
20. Frank Chacksfield - With a little luck / 03:08
21. Hugo Strasser - Candy man / 03:14
22. Peter Orloff Sound Orchestra - Three steps to heaven / 02:35
23. Lawrence Welk - Blue velvet / 02:18
24. Longines Symphonette - It's all in the game / 03:23
25. Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons - Windy / 02:53
26. Hollyridge Strings - (Let me be your) Teddy bear / 02:11
27. The Al Capps Orchestra - Mellow yellow / 02:14
28. Joe Loss - My resistance is low / 02:30
29. 101 Strings - Goodbye / 01:55

Cliff Carpenter 
24 Internationale Evergreens
 
record 1
 1 -  Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da  - 
 2 -  Stand By Your Man  - 
 3 -  Casablanca  - 
 4 -  California Dreaming  - 
 5 -  Soul Concerto  - 
 6 -  Up Up and Away  - 
 7 -  San Francisco  - 
 8 -  Speedy Gonzales  - 
 9 -  Love is Blue  - 
 10 -  Paris  - 
 11 -  Liebestraum  - 
 12 -  Sorry Suzanne  - 
record 2
 1 -  La Fleur aux Dents  - 
 2 -  Amarillo  - 
 3 -  He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother  - 
 4 -  Gira Mondo  - 
 5 -  Flamingo  - 
 6 -  What A Wonderful World  - 
 7 -  Hello Mary Lou  - 
 8 -  In The Ghetto  - 
 9 -  Monday, Monday  - 
 10 -  Juanita Banana  - 
 11 -  Mamy Blue  - 
 12 -  Yakete Sax  - 
 

Martin Böttcher 
Sacramento
 
 01 -  Sacramento  - 
 02 -  The Good, The Bad And The Ugly  - 
 03 -  Fiesta In Belo Horizonte  - 
 04 -  I Will Return  - 
 05 -  High Noon  - 
 06 -  Bonanza  - 
 07 -  Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod (The Harmonica Man)  - 
 08 -  (Is This The Way To) Amarillo  - 
 09 -  Campo Limpo  - 
 10 -  Fiesta In Banana City  - 
 11 -  The Young New Mexican Puppeteer  - 
 12 -  Olé O'Cangaceiro  - 

READERS DIGEST COLLECTION
London Promenade Orchestra 
Music For The Starlight Hours [Disc 1/4]
 
 01 -  Hey There  - 
 02 -  I Could Have Danced All Night  - 
 03 -  Send In The Clowns  - 
 04 -  Some Enchanted Evening  - 
 05 -  Old Devil Moon  - 
 06 -  I Dreamed A Dream  - 
 07 -  Sophisticated Lady  - 
 08 -  I Don't Know How To Love Him  - 
 09 -  The Music Of The Night  - 
 10 -  Moonlight In Vermont  - 
 11 -  Moonlight Cocktail  - 
 12 -  Serenade In The Night  - 
 13 -  Moonglow And Theme From Picnic  - 
 14 -  Moonlight And Roses (Bring Mem'ries Of You)  - 
 15 -  Serenade In Blue  - 
 16 -  Serenade  - 
 17 -  Moonlight Becomes You  - 
 18 -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
 19 -  Romance  - 
 20 -  Serenata  - 

JO MENT
56X GAUDI STIMMUNG TÄTÄRÄ 
 
(DISC 1)
Title:
- Bier her, Bier her oder ich fall' um
- Rosamunde (Böhmische Polka) (Beer Barrel Polka) (Roll out the Barrel) (Skoda Laski)
- Geh' Alte, schau' mi net so deppert an
- Grüzi wohl, Frau Stirnima (Grüazi wohl, Frau Stirnima) (Grüezi wohl, Frau Stirnimaa) (Ja, grüß' di Gott, Frau Stirlimann)
- Münchner Schäfflertanz
- Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit (Tusch)
- Bayrischer Defiliermarsch
- Klarinetten-Muckl (Klarinetten-Polka) (Clarinet-Polka) (Klari-Ding)
- Wildschütz Jennerwein
- In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus (In Munich there is a Hofbrauhaus) (One two drink up)
- Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii
- Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit (Tusch)
- Tiroler Holzhacker Buam (Tiroler Holzhackerbuaben) (Wir sind die lustigen Holzhackerbuam) (Tiroler Holzhacker Bub'n) (A Man in the Woods) (The happy Lumberjack)
- Posaunenecho
- Tölzer Schützenmarsch
side 2
Title:
- Brotzeit-Polka
- Bayrische Polka (Solo für Posaune) (Polka Bavaroise)
- Unter dem Doppeladler (Under the Double Eagle)
- Heute blau und morgen blau
- Auf und nieder
- Anneliese
- Liechtensteiner Polka
- Die Fischerin vom Bodensee
- Gruß an Oberbayern
- Schützenliesel
- Solang' der alte Peter
- Geh'n wir mal 'rüber zum Schmidt
- Auf geht's (Ländler-Medley)
- Nach Hause geh'n wir nicht
 
disc 2
Side 1
01-Geben Sie Dem Mann Ein Klavier---Wer Soll Das Bezahlen---Schnaps, Das War Sein Letztes Wort
02-I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman---Mr.Cannibal---Jetzt Trink' Mer Noch Ein Flascherl Wein
03-Es Gibt Kein Bier Auf Hawaii---Der Schönste Platz Ist Immer An Der Theke---In München Steht Ein Hofbräuhaus
04-Hämmerchen Polka---Bis Früh Um Fünfe
05-Trink'n Wir Noch Ein Tröpfchen---O Susanna---Bummelpetrus---So Ein Tag, So Wunderschön Wie Heute
Side 2
06-Schützenliesel---Kornblumenblau---Puppet On A String
07-Im Grünewald---Die Holzauktion---Bums-Valdera---Heile, Heile Gänsje
08-Gartenzwergmarsch---Adelheid---Gib Acht Auf Den Jahrgang---Wir Wollen Unserm Alten Kaiser Wilhelm Wieder Haben---Fehrbelliner Reiermarsch
09-Ich Hab' Mein Herz In Heidelberg Verloren---Es War Ein Mal Ein Treuer Husar---O Wie Bist Du Schön
10-La Bostella---Das Humba Tätärä 

Romantic Light Classics (1966)
 
 01 -  Clair de Lune  (only released in Japan) - 
 02 -  Barcarole  - 
 03 -  Prisoners' Chorus  - 
 04 -  Hungarian Dance No.5  - 
 05 -  Waltz In A-flat Major  - 
 06 -  March of the Toreadors  - 
 07 -  An Den Frühling  - 
 08 -  Le cygne (The Swan) (only released in Japan)  - 
 09 -  Habanera  - 
 10 -  Notturno  - 
 11 -  Romeo & Juliet  - 
 12 -  On A Persian Market  - 
 13 -  Going Home  - 
 14 -  Adagio  - 

Bill Black 
Greatest Hits
 
 1 -  Do It-Rat Now  - 
 2 -  Josephine  - 
 3 -  Rollin'  - 
 4 -  Hearts Of Stone  - 
 5 -  Yogi  - 
 6 -  White Silver Sands  - 
 7 -  Blue Tango  - 
 8 -  Willie  - 
 9 -  Ole Buttermilk Sky  - 
 10 -  Royal Blue  - 
 11 -  Don't Be Cruel  - 
 12 -  Smokie [part 2 - vers.2]  - 

Percy Faith 
Day By Day
 
 1 -  Song Sung Blue  - 
 2 -  The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)  - 
 3 -  Conquistador  - 
 4 -  I Need You  - 
 5 -  Amazing Grace  - 
 6 -  Day By Day  - 
 7 -  Love Theme from ''The Godfather''  - 
 8 -  How Can I Be Sure  - 
 9 -  Bach's Lunch  - 
 10 -  Candy Man  - 
 11 -  Too Young  - 
 

Gustavo Montesano 
the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Flamenco Fantasy
 
 01 -  Tango Adagio  - 
 02 -  Moonlight Rumba  - 
 03 -  Solea Canon  - 
 04 -  Rumba Allegro  - 
 05 -  Tango Aria  - 
 06 -  Tango Serenara  - 
 07 -  Buleria Adagio  - 
 08 -  Andante Rumba  - 
 09 -  Fandango for Elise  - 
 10 -  Fandango Bolero  - 
 11 -  Primavera Tango  - 

Felix Slatkin 
On a Slow Boat To China
 
 01 -  On a Slow Boat To China  - 
 02 -  A String of Pearls  - 
 03 -  The Happy Hobo  - 
 04 -  I Love Paris  - 
 05 -  Autumn in New York  - 
 06 -  Caravan  - 
 07 -  April in Paris  - 
 08 -  Night Train  - 
 09 -  Opus 1  - 
 10 -  Blue Tango  - 
 11 -  I Get a Kick Out of You  - 
 12 -  Blues in the Night  - 
 

Vince Currao 
Plays Chet Atkins & Les Paul
 
 01 -  How High the Moon  - 
 02 -  Goofus  - 
 03 -  Tiger Rag   - 
 04 -  Mr. Bojangles  - 
 05 -  In the Good Old Summer Time  - 
 06 -  Moonglow and Picnic Medley  - 
 07 -  Bye Bye Blues  - 
 08 -  Mr. Sandman  - 
 09 -  Alabamy Bound  - 
 10 -  Vaya con Dios  - 
 11 -  Mrs. Robinson  - 
 12 -  The World is Waiting for the Sunrise  - 
 13 -  Trambone  - 
 14 -  Whispering  - 

Various Artists 
Golden Sounds Of The 70's, disc 1
 
 1 -  Sweet, Sweet Smile   - Norrie Paramor  - 
 2 -  The Air That I Breathe  - Johnny Douglas  - 
 3 -  Knowing Me, Knowing You  - Arthur Greenslade  - 
 4 -  You Make Me Feel Brand New  - Alan Tew  - 
 5 -  Blue Bayou  - BBC Midland Orchestra  - 
 6 -  I Am...I Said  - John Gregory  - 
 7 -  Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs  - Norrie Paramor  - 
 8 -  Everything I Own  - Arthur Greenslade  - 
 9 -  When I Need You  - Syd Dale  - 
 10 -  Send In The Clowns  - Ron Goodwin  - 
 11 -  Help Me Make It Through The Night  - Neil Richardson  - 
 12 -  Touch Me In The Morning  - Johnny Pearson  - 
 13 -  Annie's Song  - Norrie Paramor  - 
 14 -  Too Beautiful To Last  - John Gregory  - 
 15 -  She  - Norrie Paramor  - 
 16 -  Woodstock  - Alan Tew  - 
 17 -  Top Of The World  - Pete Moore  - 
 18 -  Just When I Needed You Most  - John Gregory  - 
 19 -  Vincent  - Johnny Pearson  - 
 20 -  You Needed Me  - Arthur Greenslade  - 

Orquestra Namorados do Caribe  
Caribe com Amor 
 
 01 -  The Sound Of Music  - 
 02 -  Il Mondo  - 
 03 -  Il Silenzio  - 
 04 -  Goldfinger  - 
 05 -  Que C'est Triste Venise  - 
 06 -  People  - 
 07 -  A Dança de Zorba, O Grego  - 
 08 -  Sag Warum  - 
 09 -  L'Uomo Che Non Sapeva Amare  - 
 10 -  Love Theme From Sandpiper  - 
 11 -  Crying In The Chapel  - 
 12 -  Cominciamo Ad Amarci  - 

The Cousins 
Complete 60's Instrumental
 
 01 -  Bouddha  - 
 02 -  Apache  - 
 03 -  The Robot  - 
 04 -  Anda  - 
 05 -  Midnight Sun Will Never Left  - 
 06 -  Dansevise  - 
 07 -  Manhattan Spiritual  - 
 08 -  Madagascar  - 
 09 -  Tel-Aviv  - 
 10 -  SOS  - 
 11 -  Deep In The Valley  - 
 12 -  Pep's  - 
 13 -  Swingova  - 
 14 -  Kili Watch  - 
 15 -  Kana Kapila  - 
 16 -  Marche Tout Droit  - 
 17 -  Wadiya  - 
 18 -  Peppermint Twist  - 
 19 -  Michael  - 
 20 -  Little Honda  - 
 21 -  New Orleans  - 
 22 -  The Story Of A Country Boy  - 
 

Max Greger 
Gaudi In Bavaria
 
 1 -  Gruezi wohl Frau Stirnimaa - Ja so san's die alten Rittersleut' - Drunt' in der grünen Au steht ein Birnbaum  - 
 2 -  In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus - Zwoa Brett'ln a g'führiger Schnee - G'Stanzeln (Da drob'n auf dem Berge) - Münchner Kindl  - 
 3 -  Haushamer Ländler - Watschentanz - Heidauer - Schäfflertanz  - 
 4 -  Schützenliesel-Polka - Ich möcht' gern an Biersee - Ein Tiroler wollte jagen  - 
 5 -  Klarineten-Muckl - Bayrische Polka - Tiroler Holthackerbuam - Ich kauf' mir lieber ein Tirolerhut  - 
 6 -  Geh mach dei Fensterl auf - Tirol du bist mein Heimatland - Erzherzog Johann Jodler  - 
 7 -  Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit - Tölzer Schützenmarsch - Gaudi in Bavaria - Bayrischer Defiliermarsch  - 
 8 -  Auf der Alm, da gibt's koa Sünd' - Der Umgang - Die Tiroler sind lustig  - 
 

André Rieu 
Magic Moments 4
 
 01 -  Ouverture De La Traviata  - 
 02 -  Strauss Jr. (J): Blue Danube, Op. 314  - 
 03 -  La Chanson De Solveig  - 
 04 -  Waldteufel: The Skaters  - 
 05 -  Strauss Jr. (J): The Gypsy Baron - Waltz  - 
 06 -  Rieu: Strauss Party Medley  - 
 07 -  Massenet: Meditation  - 
 08 -  Offenbach: Barcarole  - 
 09 -  La Veuve Joyeuse  - 
 10 -  Strauss Jr. (J): Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257  - 
 11 -  Shostakovich: Suite For Jazz Orchestra #2 The Second Waltz  - 
 12 -  Dvořák: Symphony #9 In E Minor, Op. 95, B 178, "From The New World" - 2. Largo  - 
 13 -  Le Cygne  - 
 14 -  Strauss (J): Music Of The Spheres  - 
 15 -  Berceuse  - 
 

Michael Leighton and His Orchestra  
   The Sound Of Strings       
Vinyl LP Medallion (Kapp) MS-7502
 
 01 -  Cheek To Cheek  - 
 02 -  Imigination  - 
 03 -  Just One More Chance  - 
 04 -  As Time Goes By  - 
 05 -  Sleepy Lagoon  - 
 06 -  I Had The Craziest Dream  - 
 07 -  Dancing On The Ceiling  - 
 08 -  Stars Fell On Alabama  - 
 09 -  I Only Have Eyes For You  - 
 10 -  Love Is Here To Stay  - 
 11 -  Little White Lies  - 
 12 -  Sentimental Journey  - 

The Mystic Moods 
Erogenous
 
 01 -  Your Place or Mine  - 
 02 -  Keep Me Warm  - 
 03 -  The Sound of Love  - 
 04 -  Down Easy  - 
 05 -  The Other Side of Midnight  - 
 06 -  Any Way You Want It  - 
 07 -  Honey Trippin'  - 
 08 -  The Magician  - 
 09 -  Fallen Angel  - 
 10 -  Get It While The Gettin' Is Go  - 
 11 -  Midnight Snack  - 

The Singers Unlimited 
Just In Time
 
 01 -  Just In Time  - 
 02 -  My Foolish Heart  - 
 03 -  Stone Ground Seven  - 
 04 -  Sleep Loved  - 
 05 -  Someone To Watch Over Me  - 
 06 -  Honeysuckle Rose  - 
 07 -  Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah  - 
 08 -  Prelude To A Kiss  - 
 09 -  It Had To Be You  - 
 10 -  Impossible  - 

Roger Williams 
Maria 
Vinyl LP Kapp KS-3266
 
 01 -  Maria  - 
 02 -  Moon River  - 
 03 -  Shalom  - 
 04 -  The Way You Look Tonight  - 
 05 -  Don't Blame Me  - 
 06 -  Whirlaway  - 
 07 -  Amor  - 
 08 -  Tonight  - 
 09 -  Smile  - 
 10 -  Eventide  - 
 11 -   I Don't Know Why ( I Just Do )  - 
 12 -  I'll Be Seeing You  - 
 

Various Artists 
The Magic of Melody CD 4/5: 
Some Enchanted Evening
 
 1 -  01 - All The Things You Are  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 2 -  02 - Rhapsody In Blue  - Henry Mancini  - 
 3 -  03 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - Henry Mancini  - 
 4 -  04 - Some Enchanted Evening  - Ronnie Aldritch  - 
 5 -  05 - Misty  - Henry Mancini  - 
 6 -  06 - Moonlight Becomes You  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 7 -  07 - People Will Say We're In Love  - Robert Bentley  - 
 8 -  08 - Moonglow  - Les Brown  - 
 9 -  09 - It's Only A Paper Moon  - Les Brown  - 
 10 -  10 - Till The End Of Time  - Les Brown  - 
 11 -  11 - Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)  - Les Brown  - 
 12 -  12 - Moonlight Sonata  - Les Brown  - 
 13 -  13 - The Windmills Of Your Mind  - Les Brown  - 
 14 -  14 - Bewitched  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 15 -  15 - You & The Night & The Music  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 16 -  16 - Two Sleepy People  - The Romantic Strings & Orchestra  - 
 17 -  17 - I'll Be Seeing You  - Harry James  - 
 18 -  18 - My Heart Will Go On  - Damian Luca  - 

WERNER MÜLLER
Horst Fischer 
Trompeten-Serenade mit Horst Fischer
 
 01 -  La Montanara  - 
 02 -  Petite Fleur  - 
 03 -  Island In The Sun  - 
 04 -  I Love Paris  - 
 05 -  My Yiddische Momme  - 
 06 -  Glory Glory Hallelujah  - 
 07 -  Trumpet Blues  - 
 08 -  Edelweiß  - 
 09 -  Elisabeth Serenade  - 
 10 -  Stranger On The Shore  - 
 11 -  O mein Papa  - 
 12 -  Answer Me  - 
 13 -  Yesterday  - 
 14 -  Il Silenzio  - 

Emanuel Vardi and His Orchestra 
The Sound Of Hollywood Great Movie Hits Of The Thirties  
 
 01 -  Carioca from Flying Down To Rio  - 
 02 -  Twilight On The Trail from Trail Of The Lonesome Pine  - 
 03 -  Lover from Love Me Tonight  - 
 04 -  Beyond The Blue Horizon from Monte Carlo  - 
 05 -  Two Sleepy People from Thanks For The Memory  - 
 06 -  Over The Rainbow from The Wizzard Of Oz  - 
 07 -  Cocktails For Two from Murder At The Vanaties  - 
 08 -  Pennies From Heaven from Pennies From Heaven  - 
 09 -  Thanks For The Memory from The Big Broadcast Of 1938  - 
 10 -  Paradise from A Woman Commands  - 
 11 -  Wishing from Love Affair  - 
 12 -  September In The Rain from Stars Over Broadway  - 

Freddy  Quinn & James Last 
Freddy Live
 
 1 -  Happy Luxemburg  - 
 2 -  Begrüßungslied (Heimweh nach St. Pauli)  - 
 3 -  In einem kühlen Grunde  - 
 4 -  La guitarra brasiliana  - 
 5 -  Steel Guitar Rag  - 
 6 -  Tennessee Waltz  - 
 7 -  She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain  - 
 8 -  Only A Fool Like Me (Morgen beginnt die Welt)  - 
 9 -  Amboss Polka  - 
 10 -  Hundert Mann und ein Befehl  - 
 11 -  Spanish Eyes  - 
 12 -  Games That Lovers Play  - 
 13 -  Golden Boy  - 
 14 -  Jalisco no te rajes  - 
 15 -  Wolga-Lied  - 
 16 -  Show Me The Way To Go Home  - 

MARTIN DENNY
EXOTIC PERCUSSION
1961 
 
In the 60’s, Exotica luminary and composing pianist Martin Denny (1911–2005) starts to experiment and broaden the scope even beyond the exciting epithelium called Exotica, but you wouldn’t presume – let alone know – any of this when listening to Exotic Percussion, the bandleader’s late entry into the percussion craze. Released in 1961 on the artist’s ever-reliant house label Liberty Records, spanning the usual 12 tracks – one of them a unique Denny production – and comprising of a richly equipped instrumental pool, Denny’s crimson-red album is a great addition to any collector’s abode, but no guiding light when it comes to the promise of its title.
 
 
 
The focus is definitely not set on percussion, nor is it poised to expose vivid drums. I wager that this album originally had a different title but that the marketing buffs of Liberty Records quickly renamed it in order to target the aforementioned and increasing market of percussion and bongo albums. This cloak-and-dagger title is one of the few negative things to attest, as Exotic Percussion is otherwise supercharged with scintillating melodies, great solos as well as interplay and, yes, a few percussive delights after all. The combo remains the same: Julius Wechter plays the vibraphone and marimba in tonal and percussive styles, August “Augie” Colón reprises his role as the drummer and birdcaller, Harvey Ragsdale plays the double bass plus a Caribbean marimbula and Martin Denny resides on his beloved piano and celesta. A new force to reckon with is dedicated percussionist Frank Kim. Its title notwithstanding: how does Exotic Percussion fare in hindsight, and which renditions are extraordinarily enchanting?
 
 
 
The most surprising entities within the opener are simultaneously the best documented allure of the genre: vivid birdcalls, here of the piercing, cavernous kind. The place to be is My Tane, originally composed by August Goupil, the omnipresent Johnny Noble and Richard Gump. It does not come as a surprise, however, that Martin Denny’s men decide to neglect the percussion segment of the album title and rather inject glacial vibes in tandem with the mellower sun-kissed marimba foils to the aureole. The glissando of the bandleader’s piano is aqueous both in major and minor, Augie Colón’s gently beaten bongos echo through Frank Kim’s whitewashed cymbal haze, there is a lot to digest despite the streamlined reticulation. And it has to be said: the array of reverb whets the appetite. And the adjacent Cumana delivers. Written by Barclay Allen, Harold Spina and Roc Hillman, the fast-paced locale is akin to a psychedelic glitter arcanum supercharged with Flamenco timbres realized via vibes and marimbas, Latin piano sparks and a flowing cascade of punctilio cowbells and timbales. The dun-colored tonality remains strong, though the saccharified luminosity of the – now all the more audible – percussion is as eminent a force.
 
 
 
After a Chinese gong stops the coruscating chromaticity, Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg comes into play. Not one’s archetypal Exotica classic, the band is up for challenge and transfigures the string-heavy arrangement of the original into a plinking sapphire grove with a magnanimous amount of silence that boosts the quality of the textures. The concho shells rattle like snakes, birds fly around, a real koto roulettes the mélange of fir-green alto flutes, Augie Colón’s bongo coppices and Harvey Ragsdale’s benthic double bass. This is dark and remote Exotica alright! Up next is an original track written by Martin Denny. The uplifting Day Delight is equally ablaze with a scintillating granuloma of clanging cowbells, triangle dots and wintery orchestra bells, but it is the intermixture of the rugged clarinet superfluids and towering euphony of the aureate piano chords that make it a rather eclectic, though ultimately accessible sparkler to cherish.
 
 
 
After this diaphanous flowerage follows the nocturnal counterpoint in the shape of Chester Wallace’s and Sherman Myers’ Moonlight On The Ganges, a classic that has been featured on many a genre album, be it Axel Stordahl’s Jasmin & Jade or Bob Florence’s Bongos / Reeds / Brass (both 1960). Denny’s version is keen on the double bass frame that runs like a glaucous rivulet through the wonderfully ghostly vibraphone/piano team-up. Almost drowning in the reverb of the Ganges, the spectral nebula is harmless enough to enchant amidst the quavering tambourines before Ray Noble’s Cherokee (Indian Love Song) ends side A with a smoking-fast ride through woodpecker marimba jungle paths, classic drum hydrazines and caproic oompah rhythms complete with polyfoil piano prongs and collapsing congas.
 
 
 
Side B leaves the quasi-tachycardia behind for a moment when Denny’s band comes up with Nicholas Roubanis’ Exotica milestone called Misirlou/Miserlou. Its Oriental-Greek serration usually makes for a listening experience that is both murky and majestic, and granted, this is what is presented here as well, but the viridian alto flute and the piano’s golden luminescence illuminate the jungle enough. It is indeed a jungle rather than a desert, as Augie Colón’s battery of birdcalls suggests a verdured scenery far away from saffron wastelands. With the following beauty called Anna, written by Francesco Giordano and Roman Vatro, the quartet ventures into lands that are usually considered by Xavier Cugat and Pérez Prado. The Rimini-esque realization of Anna’s world-famous main melody however is wonderfully realized when the marimba and piano conflate into a cajoling sunburst that glows in-between the bongo decortication and vitreous cowbell fusillade.
 
 
 
While Rube Bloom’s Song Of The Bayou is a midtempo peritoneum filled with Latin wisps à la trembling jungle fifes, rubicund piano sequences and superbly phantasmal pipe organ quiltings, Friedrich Hollaender’s and Leo Robin’s Moonlight And Shadows sees its vanillarific aura improved by a moiré of pointillistic drops and various percussion instruments. Chinese legato gongs and retrojected flute washes round off the moony locale. My Shawl by Pedro Berrios, Stanley Adams and Xavier Cugat then sees its physiognomy augmented by the iridescent depth of Julius Wechter’s marimba, the raspy guiro cataracts and sumptuous piano chords before The Girlfriend Of The Whirling Dervish by Al Dubin, Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer serves as the strikingly Oriental finisher. Denny and his tribe shuttle between timpani-interpolated marimba rotations, Middle Eastern flute thiazides and a piano-based show tune aurora of the Westernmost kind, making this a feast of textures and cleverly arranged segues that ends with a beloved cliché: a Chinese gong.
 
 
 
Exotic Percussion is one of Martin Denny’s great albums, surprisingly cohesive, stringently focused on the textures at hand, only marginally branching out into unexpected directions and occasionally willed to include unexpected instruments – such as the koto on Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise – in the vivacious sceneries. That it isn’t hailed as a true classic is due to the fact that Martin Denny has delivered so many of them in the 50’s already, and of course because the Exotica genre has well matured in 1961, having reached its peak in popularity in the same year. The amount of added reverb may seem questionable at first, especially so since Martin Denny’s records are so keen on delivering a life-like performance complete with scintillating vibes and punchy double bass, but the echoey soundscape never deters from the arrangements themselves. These remain top-notch and evoke a plasticity that is still audible after decades.
 
 
 
Having said that, there is something questionable about this LP, or better still, it is the lack thereof that is dubious: the promised percussion. The drum and percussion section is well-equipped, congas, bongos, timbales, guiros, gongs and whatnot are on board, but this is obviously the case with any of Martin Denny’s exotic albums! What the album title probably hints at is Julius Wechter’s use of the marimba as a percussive device, playing it in a saltatory and wildly energetic manner, spawning helical gunfire eruptions which, on both the molecular and tonal level, spawn melodies and euphonious accompaniments as a side effect. While it is true that mallet instruments can be used as percussion devices instead of serving as main ingredients that constitute the melody, this observation is yet again only partially true in case of Martin Denny’s Exotic Percussion whose various areas prosper equally well. My advice to you and myself at the end of the day: forget about the meaning of the title, enjoy the infrequent pentatonicism and palatable exoticism, and you can only win. Exotic Percussion is available on vinyl, remastered download versions and on streaming services. 
 
 
 
Exotica Review 400: Martin Denny – Exotic Percussion (1961). Originally published on Dec. 20, 2014 at AmbientExotica.com. 

A Musical Christmas Gift 5
 
 01  - Exerpt from Handel's Messiah / Because It's Christmas  -   Barry Manilow  -   
 02  - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  -   The Free Design  -   
 03  - Snowfall  -   Doris Day  -   
 04  - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  -   Wayne Newton  -   
 05  - The Day That Love Began  -   Stevie Wonder  -   
 06  - Jingle, Jangle, Jingle  -   Giovanni  -   
 07  - What Child Is This (Con Mary J. Blige)  -   Andrea Bocelli  -   
 08  - I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter  -   Kylie Minogue  -   
 09  - Christmas Pipes/Holy Night  -   Lisa Kelly  -   
 10  - We Three Kings of Orient Are  -   The Beach Boys  -   
 11  - This Season Will Never Grow old  -   Murray, Anne  -   
 12  - Old Hippie Christmas  -   Bellamy Brothers  -   
 13  - It Won't Be The Same This Year  -   Vince Gill  -   
 14  - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence  -   California Guitar Trio  -   
 15  - I Saw Three Ships  -   Nat King Cole  -   
 16  - Christmas In Killarney  -   Neil Diamond  -   
 17  - A Merry Christmas Song  -   Living Strings & Voices  -   
 18  - The Holly And The Ivy  -   Stan Kenton   -   
 19  - Il Est Né  -   The New Christy Minstrels  -   
 20  - Emmanuel  -   Orla Fallon  -   
 21  - The Christmas Song  -   Sammy Davis, Jr.  -   
 22  - Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus  -   George Jones & Tammy Wynette  -   
 23  - Ten Below  -   Chris & Peter Allen  -   
 24  - Aspenglow  -   John Denver  -   
 25  - Love is A Christmas Rose  -   Perry Como  -   
 26  - If Every Day Was Like Christmas  -   Elvis Presley  -   

 Jo Ment's Happy Sound
Santa Claus is coming to Town
 
 1  - Medley 1  -   
  Morgen Kinder wird's was geven,
  Kling Glöckchen Klingelingeling,
  Sleigh Ride
 2  - Medley 2  - 
  The First Noël
  Kommet Ihr Hirten
  O du Fröhliche    
 3  - Medley 3  - 
  Es ist ein Ros'entsprungen
  Petit Papa Noël    
 4  - Medley 4  -
  Santa Claus is coming to Town
  Winter Wonderland
  White Christmas    
 5  - Medley 5  - 
  Alle Jahre Wieder
  Der Christbaum is der schönste Baum
  Jingle Bells   
 6  - Medley 6  -  
  Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann
  Eine Muh, eine Mäh
  Petersburger Schlittenfahrt
 7  - Medley 7  - 
  Süßer die Glocken nie klingen
  Schneeflöckchen Weißröckchen
  Leise rieselt der Schnee    
 8  - Medley 8  -    
  The Little Drummer Boy
  We Wish You A Merry Christmas 
9  - Medley 9  -   
  Fröchliche Weihnacht überall'
  Laßt uns froh und munter sein
  Ihr Kinderlein kommet
10  - Medley 10  - 
  Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen
  O Tannenbaum'
  Stille Nacht    
 

Jo Kurzweg 
Winterzeit Schöne Zeit
 
 01 -  Kling Glöckchen, klingelingeling - Lasst uns froh und munter sein - O du fröhliche  - 
 02 -  Leise rieselt der Schnee - Schneeflöckchen, Weissröckchen - Auf dem Berge, da wehet der Wind  - 
 03 -  Weihnachten steht vor der Tür  - 
 04 -  Süsser die Glocken nie klingen - O Tannenbaum - Joseph liebe Joseph mein  - 
 05 -  Morgen Kinder wird's was geben - Alle Jahre wieder - Fröhliche Weihnacht überall  - 
 06 -  Auf der Oberhofer Höh - Eine Schlittenfahrt durch den Winterwald - Wintersport im Thüringer Wald  - 
 07 -  Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann  - 
 08 -  Am Weihnachtsbaume die Lichter brennen - Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen  - 
 09 -  So viel Heimlichkeit - Freude im Advent  - 
 10 -  Seemannsweihnacht - In einer Winternacht  - 
 11 -  Jingle Bells  - 
 12 -  Wir rodeln und jodeln ins Tal - Warum will der Schneemann keine Braut  - 
 

Herb Alpert 
The Christmas Wish
 
 01 -  01 - Medley: Joy To The World / Silver Bells  - 
 02 -  02 - Medley: Let It Snow / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  - 
 03 -  03 - Santa Baby  - 
 04 -  04 - Medley: Carol Of The Bells / We Wish You A Merry Christmas  - 
 05 -  05 - I'll Be Home For Christmas  - 
 06 -  06 - Silent Night  - 
 07 -  07 - Winter Wonderland  - 
 08 -  08 - Merry Christmas, Darling  - 
 09 -  09 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  - 
 10 -  10 - The Christmas Wish  - 
 11 -  11 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas  - 
 12 -  12 - The Christmas Song  - 
 13 -  13 - White Christmas  - 
 14 -  14 - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?  - 
 15 -  15 - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring  - 

Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops 
Christmas with Mozart
 
 01 -  Church Sonata No.16  - 
 02 -  Serenata Notturna - II Menuetto  - 
 03 -  Church Sonata No.17  - 
 04 -  Exsultata, Jubilate  - 
 05 -  Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - II Romanze  - 
 06 -  Cassation in G - Toy Symphony - I Allegro  - 
 07 -  Cassation in G - Toy Symphony - II Menuetto  - 
 08 -  Cassation in G - Toy Symphony - III Finale-Allegro  - 
 09 -  Variations On 'Morgen Kommt Der Weihnachtsmann'  - 
 10 -  Flute Quartet in D K285 I Allegro  - 
 11 -  Flute Quartet in D K285 II Adagio  - 
 12 -  Flute Quartet in D K285 III Rondeau - Allegretto  - 
 13 -  Ave, Verum Corpus  - 
 14 -  Laudate Dominum  - 
 15 -  Sleigh Ride  - 
 

Lawrence Welk
SILENT NIGHT 
 
 01 -  White Christmas  - 
 02 -  I'll Be Home For Christmas  - 
 03 -  Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer  - 
 04 -  Thanks For Christmas  - 
 05 -  Deck The Halls  - 
 06 -  Good King Wenceslas  - 
 07 -  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  - 
 08 -  Adeste Fideles  - 
 09 -  The First Noel  - 
 10 -  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentelmen  - 
 11 -  It Came Upon A Midnight Clear  - 
 12 -  O Little Town Of Bethlehem  - 
 13 -  Joy To The World  - 
 14 -  Silent Night  - 

 Heinz Schachtner 
Hans Bertram Orchester 
Festliche Trompete in Gold
 
 1  - Petersburger Schlittenfahrt  -     
 2  - Laßt uns froh und munter sein  -     
 3  - Leise rieselt der Schnee  -     
 4  - Eine Muh eine Mäh  -     
 5  - Morgen Kinder wird's was geben  -     
 6  - Jingle Bells  -     
 7  - Weihnachten bin ich zu Haus  -     
 8  - Oh du Fröhliche  -     
 9  - White Christmas  -     
 10  - Ave Maria  -     
 11  - Süßer die Glocken nie klingen  -     
 12  - Stille Nacht  -     
 

Taylor Davis 
An Enchanted Christmas
 
 01 -  Carol of the Bells  - 
 02 -  The Christmas Song  - 
 03 -  Silent Night  - 
 04 -  Greensleeves  - 
 05 -  Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!  - 
 06 -  Silver Bells  - 
 07 -  O Holy Night  - 
 08 -  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  - 
 09 -  O Little Town of Bethlehem  - 
 10 -  White Christmas  - 
 11 -  I Saw Three Ships  - 
 12 -  Hark the Herald Angels Sing  - 
 13 -  I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day  - 
 14 -  Auld Lang Syne Scottish Medley  - 
 
Paul Mauriat 
Paul Mauriat Christmas Album
 
 1 -  White Christmas  - 
 2 -  Vive le vent (Jingle Bells)  - 
 3 -  Mon beau sapin  - 
 4 -  Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer  - 
 5 -  Peuple fidèle (Adeste fideles)  - 
 6 -  Il est né le divin enfant  - 
 7 -  Les anges dans nos campagnes (Gloria in excelsis Deo)  - 
 8 -  Snow Desert  - 
 9 -  Douce nuit, sainte nuit  - 
 10 -  Peptit Papa Noël  - 
 11 -  Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town  - 
 12 -  For Never And Always (Auld Lang Syne)  - 

Onderwerp: WEEK 50 - 2017

Datum: 05-01-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week50-2107

Very good Christmas corner.
Thanks for The Cousins!

Datum: 11-12-2017

Door: Darko

Onderwerp: week 50

Thank's Harry and all LL team for great instrumentals. I like specially choice of Mr. Joey ( compilation ) and Mr. Cappy -the 70's ( this years were the best n pop and soul music for me )

Darko

Datum: 11-12-2017

Door: Alberto Gateno

Onderwerp: week 50

Time went so fast this years listening to your beautiful music .
Jo Ment 56 Gaudi CD1 not complete. Merry Xmas

Datum: 10-12-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 50

Thanks Harry for the A.F. Christmas with Mozart. Really a nice sounding album. High quality and soothing..
Ed

Datum: 10-12-2017

Door: Edward Spadafora

Onderwerp: Week 50

A lot of bright Christmas tunes this week which I'm sure a lot of it Harry is responsible for posting.
All in all a really big week for music from Gunther, Cappy, and Heinz.., and of course all the other Holiday elves.
Gunther, you must be running low on Cliff Carpenter albums I expect, but I thank you for all the C.C. throughout the year.
I had forgotten to post a thank you note this afternoon, so I logged in again to write something., and while here I discovered 2 albums I didn't download earlier., strange. Ok, so I hope everyone is getting their Christmas shopping done and being careful while out and about. Keep track of your surroundings and keep an eye open.
Ed, from a chilly Tennessee

Datum: 09-12-2017

Door: Etienne

Onderwerp: Week 50

Bedankt Harry en team voor weer een geweldige muzikale “treat”. Warme klanken in deze duistere dagen. Ook bedankt voor Jo Ment, Max Greger, ons aller Hansi, en zovele anderen.
Ook de kerstmuziek is fantastisch, hopend dat ze ook wat meer verdraagzaamheid kan meebregen en voor sommige mensen een flinke portie hersens.
En nu is het dus rustig achteruit liggen en genieten.

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