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submitted Four Jacks* / Eileen Scott With Herbie Layne's Orchestra - Gee / The Man Upstairs. 5 months ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Les Copeland's Rag. 5 months ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. 5 months ago
submitted Ed Lewis (10), Wally Russell (2) - Oh Susanna - Old Chisholm Trail. 5 months ago
submitted Delbert Barker, Johnny Williams And The Playboys, Texas Jim Robertson - Tribute To Hank Williams. 10 months ago
submitted Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra - Through A Long And Sleepless Night / Moonlight And Roses. about 1 year ago
submitted Ignacy Ulatowski, Jósef Sosnowski - Maciek Granacik / Dawniej a Dzisiaj. about 1 year ago
submitted Will Bradley And His Orchestra Featuring Ray McKinley - This Little Icky Went To Town / Break It To Me Gently. about 1 year ago
submitted Homer Rodeheaver - Christmas Lullaby / Rise Up Shepherd. about 1 year ago
submitted Homer Rodeheaver - America's Greatest Gospel Singer. about 1 year ago
submitted Homer Rodeheaver - Safe in the Arms of Jesus / I Walk With the King. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Silver Convention - Best Of Silver Convention. about 1 year ago
It's 1978, and Midsong -- née Midland -- International is really feeling the pinch of the anti-disco backlash. Although Silver Convention had a hit that year -- "Spend the Night With Me," and not included here -- some in their corner must've known that ... See full review
posted a review of Grieg* - Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart. CH* / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* / Beecham Choral Society* With Ilse Hollweg - Grieg: Music From Peer Gynt. about 1 year ago
EMI had been experimenting with stereo sound for about 25 years by the time they turned their mikes toward Sir Thomas Beecham and the RPO to make this selection from Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt." We are very lucky that this project was taken on with the ... See full review
submitted Grieg* - Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart. CH* / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* / Beecham Choral Society* With Ilse Hollweg - Grieg: Music From Peer Gynt. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Ella Logan - Finian's Rainbow. about 1 year ago
This entry appears to be a hybrid of at least two releases. The jacket is the second version of ML 4062 with a photo; the original 1948 LP of ML 4062 was a "tombstone" cover. The label images read "ML 74062" though these bear the same gold on green color ... See full review
posted a review of Dave Dudley - On The Road. about 1 year ago
This looks like crap -- but it isn't. Of the ten titles, three are by Dave Dudley, all made in Minnesota in the early 60s when he was recording for Soma. I don't know where the Link Wray track, "Hillbilly Wolf," is from, but it sure kicks. The remainder ... See full review
submitted Henry Purcell, The Early Music Foundation, Michael Hauptmann, Ruth Kisch-Arndt - 1658 Henry Purcell 1695. about 1 year ago
submitted Bill Doggett - Leaps And Bounds. about 1 year ago
submitted Russell Jacquet And His All Stars - Suede Jacket / Lion's Roar. about 1 year ago
submitted Ross Reynolds Palais Gardens Orchestra / Lange-McKay Orchestra - Creole / Leaky Roof Blues. about 1 year ago
submitted Harry Reser's Orch.* / Porter's Blue Devils - If I Can't Get The Sweetie I Want / Mamma Loves Papa. about 1 year ago
submitted McMurray's California Thumpers - Haunting Blues / Just Because You're You, That's Why I Love You. about 1 year ago
submitted Irving Kaufman - Broadway Melody / You Were Meant for Me. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Hot Butter / Buzz Clifford - Popcorn / Baby Sittin' Boogie. about 1 year ago
On this Eric release, both of these tracks are presented in stereo.
added Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* - À Paris to their collection. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band* - Marvelous Miller Moods. over 2 years ago
All 11 of these tracks were included on the 5-LP set of Miller's Army Air Force Band that RCA Victor released just two years before this single LP selection appeared. As that was such a large set, and expensive option, perhaps RCA was thinking this would ... See full review
submitted Paul Bley - Drum One / Autumn Breeze . over 3 years ago
posted a review of Jerry Murad's Harmonicats - Dynaflow Drive/Roman Guitar. over 3 years ago
"Dynaflow Drive" is identical to the tune the Harmonicats recorded as "Fantasy Impromptu" for Vitacoustic. It is typically lively and engaged, and though it doesn't swing quite as hard as the Vitacoustic, the usual fireworks are on display. "Roman ... See full review
submitted Jerry Murad's Harmonicats - Dynaflow Drive/Roman Guitar. over 3 years ago
added The Ink Spots - Lost In A Dream to their collection. over 3 years ago
posted a review of The Flintstones - Songs Of The Flintstones. over 4 years ago
This album would be one of the first tie-ins to the popular animated show "The Flintstones," which initially aired on prime time network television between 1960 and 1966. There were also at least two Golden Records singles extrapolated from this project. ... See full review
posted a comment on Bill Bradley (3). over 5 years ago
Bill Bradley Jr. did not die in 1989. That's his father's death date. Unless I was speaking to a ghost, as I met him in Woodland Hills in 1998.
posted a review of Ted Daffan's Texans - Born To Lose / No Letter Today. over 6 years ago
This was a very popular and culturally significant disc in its time, when the United States was deeply entrenched in World War II. It was one of the few pop records that captured the feeling of desperation within the homefront; of having lost a loved one ... See full review
submitted Billy Murray - The Alcoholic Blues. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Ed Ames - It's A Man's World. over 7 years ago
Ed's third RCA album, and one of his best; it seems to have sold well as it remains pretty common in the field, even though it didn't have any chart hits or album action. This came just before his biggest success, "My Cup Runneth Over" and it is a themed ... See full review
posted a review of Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66* - Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. over 8 years ago
Sergio Mendez & Brasil 66' greatest and most essential LP release. "Mais Que Nada," of course, is the most famous track from this work, but the whole album is very focused, tight and immediate. Though Janis Hansen is present in both cover shots of the ... See full review
posted a review of Fashion - Twilight Of Idols. over 8 years ago
The third and final phase of Fashiøn [Music], and perhaps its least consequential. At this point the band was being led by guitarist Alan Darby who was a passable -- if not particularly good -- singer. The only standout as far as the vocals is concerned ... See full review
posted a review of Steely Dan - Gaucho. over 8 years ago
"Gaucho" was already challenged by the fact that it was the follow up to "Aja," as perfect a studio album as Steely Dan could ever expect to have. However it's two-year gestation period was further fraught with problems; a track erased accidentally by a ... See full review
posted a review of Shirley Scott Trio - Great Scott!!. over 8 years ago
Split set with the Oliver Nelson orchestra on the first side and Scott solo with rhythm on the other. Nelson's backing is big and baad, particularly on "Hoe Down" which is a real barn burner. "Shadows in Paris" is so lightly scored you can hardly tell ... See full review
posted a review of Les Baxter - Baxter's Best. over 8 years ago
Not Les Baxter's "best," but what Capitol felt was commercial enough to compile into a volume fitting for its "Star Line," a program of greatest hits albums. While Les did have important chart hits -- "The Poor People of Paris," "I Love Paris," "Quiet ... See full review
posted a review of The Ventures - Wild Things!. over 8 years ago
This is a fairly well known Ventures album, which is saying something as they made so many of them. It has been sampled to death in the digital era, as it is an excellent source of clean retro instrumental breaks. There is basically no chaff on this ... See full review