18 dec. 2010

A Christmas Gift

A very special Christmas Gift for you all

Includes a PopUp manger scene for extra Christmas spirit ! (click it)
Various artists. A little bit for everybody. A bit of country, a bit of faux classical, some crooners, some nice instrumentals...
A whoppin' 20 tracks on this LP. Had to do some major surgery on track 6. Couldn't save it entirely, but it's listenable. 

Side 1
01 White Christmas - Barbra Streisand
02 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Tony Bennett
03 Away In A Manger - Tanya Tucker
04 Go Tell It On A Mountain - Mahalia Jackson
05 Carols Of The Bells -  Andy Williams
06 Angels We Have Heard On High - Carol Lawrence & Robert Goulet (*)
07 O, Holy Night - Birgit Nilsson
08 Joy To The World - New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Conductor; The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
09 White World Of Winter - Bing Crosby
10 Happy Holiday - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme

Side 2
01 We Wish You A Merry CHristmas - Debbie Reynolds
02 Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
03 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Johnny Matis
04  What Child Is This (Greensleeves) - Vikki Carr
05 Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly - Percy Faith & His Orchestra
06 Medley : March Of The Kings; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Robert Merrill
07 The Little Drummer Boy - The Ray Conniff Singers
08 Silent Night, Holy Night - Johnny Cash
09 O Come, All Ye Faithful - Julie Andrews
10 It's Christmas Time All Over The World - Sammy Davis Jr.

14 dec. 2010

Cast Your Faith To The Wind - Sounds Orchestral

Side 1
01 Cast your Faith To The Wind
02 Scarlatti Potion N° 9
03 When Love Has Gone
04 Scarlatti Potion N° 5
05 To Wendy With Love

Side 2
01 Something's Coming
02 Carnival (from "Black Orpheus")
03 Downtown
04 Love Letters
05 Like The Lonely

I love Sounds Orchestral.
My favorite tracks on this one are : Cast Your Faith To The Wind, Scarlatti Potion n°9, Something's Coming and Downtown.

Want more ? Go see the comments.

30 nov. 2010

Class of '68 - Floyd Cramer

One classy record !
Nice and smooth.

Side 1
01 Mission : Impossible Theme
02 Sunny
03 The Look Of Love (*)
04 Medley : Goin' Out Of My Head
           Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
05 Up-Up and Away

Side 2
01 A Man and a Woman
02 Theme from ' Valley of the Dolls'
03 Love is Blue
04 Honey
05 Never My Love
06 You've Still Got a Place in My Heart

(*) little jump in this one (dommage)

21 nov. 2010

Command : Enoch Light in Command Sound

As promised another 'cheesy cover one'. This time a compilation of tracks, taken from different sources (as far as I can see).

Side 1
01 Hernando's Hideaway
02 Speak To Me Of Love-Cha Cha
03 Hello, Dolly !
04 I Want To Hold Your Hand
05 Downtown
06 The Girl From Ipanema

Side 2
01 Fly Me To The Moon
02 Good Night Sweetheart-Cha Cha
03 Meditation
04 And I Love Her
05 El Relicario
06 Come See About Me

Tracks to watch out for are : Hello Dolly!, I want to hold your hand, The girl from Ipanema, Fly me to the moon, And I love her. Some slight jumps in Meditation. Sorry bout that.

Go see the comments

19 nov. 2010

Command : The Million Dollar Command Sound With Enoch Light

This one (and it's  companion that I will post later on) has got one cheesy cover...

Side 1
01 Easy To Love
02 Temptation
03 What A Difference A Day Made
04 I've Got You Under My Skin
05 More Than You Know
06 The Breeze And I

Side 2
01 I'll Be Seeing You
02 Laura
03 The Very Thought Of You
04 In The Still Of The Night
05 All Or Nothing At All

This album is better known as "The Million Dollar Sound of the World's Most Precious Violins" (RS 82 SD) with this cover :
Tracks are in different order.
For more look in the comments...

13 nov. 2010

Hollywood Story - Geoff Love and his Orchestra

Side 1
01 That's Entertainment
02 Over The Rainbow
03 A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
04 Singin' in the Rain
05 Thank Heaven For Little Girls
06 Be My Love

Side 2
01 Broadway Melody
02 They Can't Take That Away From Me
03 Bless yore Beautiful Hide

04 The Trolley Song
05 Begin the Beguine
06 You Are My Lucky Star

More in the comments

6 nov. 2010

The Best Of Stereo

Another nice album for you all, with a little bit for everyone.

Side 1
01 Thus Sprake Zarathustra
    Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra
02 Oh Happy Day
    Helmut Zacharias and his Orchestra and Choir    
03 My Cherie Amour
    Basil Henriques
04 Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
    Joe Loss and his Orchestra
05 Rackozy March
    Semprini with the New Abbey Light Orchestra
06 Where do I begin ? (Love Story)
    The Mike Sammes Singers

Side 2
01 Midnight Cowboy
02 Bridge over Troubled Water
    Franck Pourcel and his Orchestra
03 I'd like to teach the world to sing (In Perfect Harmony)
    The Congregation Orchestra
04 The leaves are green
    John Keating and the London Symphony Orchestra
05 A Whiter Shade of Pale
    Wout Steenhuis and Peter Schillepoort
06 Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da   
    The Original Brasso Band

I especially like 'My Cherie Amour' by Basil Henriques, of course  'Midnight Cowboy' by Manuel and a must listen is the version of 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' by Wout Steenhuis.
Marvelous !

28 okt. 2010

Halloween Treat : Hot Blood - Soul Dracula

A small treasure, record single for you all. Especially for halloween.

Side 1
01 Soul Dracula

Side 2
01 Dracula's Them

The B-side is one funky piece of music !
Look for it in the comments

(Thank you sis for the birthday present)


23 okt. 2010

Carnival - Manuel and His Music of the Mountains

Another Manuel album. Hope you like it.

Side 1
01 Mascara Negra
02 How Insensitive
03 Honeymoon Song
04 Zambezi
05 Summertime in Venice
06 La Mer
07 The White Rose of Athens

Side 2
01 Guantanemara
02 Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez
03 Matilla
04 Angelito's Negros
05 Come closer to me
06 Mosaic Theme

Go see the comments

16 okt. 2010

Stereo Action Unlimited

A nice Stereo Action record with a sample of about everything.
Again I own an alternative release.

Side 1
01 The Flight of the Bumblebee - Ray Martin and his Orchestra
    from 'Dynamica'
02 Did you ever See a Dream Walking  - Marty Gold and his Orchestra
    from 'It's Magic'
03 Runnin' Wild - Dick Shory's Percussion Ensemble
04 And The Band Played On - Vic Schoen and his Orchestra
05 Dancing Tambourine  - Leo Addeo and his Orchestra
06 Lonesome Road - The Chorus and Percussion of Keith Textor
07 Expresso - The Guitar's Unlimited Plus 7

Side 2
01 Kiss of Fire - Bernie Green and his Orchestra
02 The 3th Man Theme - Marty Gold and his Orchestra
    from 'From Broadway to Hollywood'
03 Hernando's Hideaway - Dick Shory's Percussion an Brass Ensemble
    from 'From Broadway to Hollywood'
04 Swanee River - Henri René and his Orchestra
    from 'Dynamic Dimensions'
05 Every Little Movement - Leo Addeo and his Orchestra
    from 'Paradise Regained'
06 Jericho - Ray Martin and his Orchestra
    from ''Excitement Incorporated'
07 Stompin' at the Savoy / Johnson Rag - Manny Albam and his Orchestra

(the last track has a jump in it, in the beginning of the song. Sorry 'bout that)

record also known with this coverart

More to find in the comments.

11 okt. 2010

Command : Move Me, O Wondrous Music - The Ray Charles Singers

Is it Easy or Lounge ???
No !
But it's the Ray Charles Singers and it's Command...

Side 1
01 Move Me, O Wondrous Music
02 What a Friend we have in Jesus
03 I'm bound for that City
04 Dig a little deeper in God's love
05 I'll meet you in the morning
06 I'll fly away

Side 2
01 Just a closer walk with thee
02 In the Garden
03 Give me that old time religion
04 He touched me
05 Now the day is over

5 okt. 2010

Great Songs of the Beatles

This is a nice one from Capitol records.
Songs to watch out for are Yesterday - Tom Vaughn, Michelle - Laurindo Almeida, Eleanor Rigby - Bobbie Gentry and Something (in the way he moves) - Peggy Lee (superb!)

Side 1
01 Yesterday - Tom Vaughn
02 Michelle - Laurindo Almeida
03 Here, There and Everywhere - The Lettermen
04 We can work it out - The Hollyridge Strings
05 The Fool on the Hill - The Sounds of our Times

Side 2
01 Something (in the way he moves) - Peggy Lee
02 Norwegian Wood - The Hollyridge Strings
03 Hey Jude - The Sounds of our Times
04 Eleanor Rigby - Bobbie Gentry
05 Let it Be - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Thanks to my sister who found this one first.

More info in the comments.

30 sep. 2010

Ecstasy - Manuel and the Music of the Mountains

A nice Manuel album for the 'Manuel-lovers' out there.
An early one in STEREO !  Before the studio2stereo label.

Side 1
01 Siboney
02  Non Dimenticar
03  Delicado
04 Spanish Harlem
05 Quando, Quando, Quando
06 Poinciana
07 Ecstasy

Side 2
01 Perfidia
02 Katyna
03 Munisterio 'e Santa Chiara
04 Sierra
05 Nicola
06 Tell me in September

 More in the comments

26 sep. 2010

Command : Spanish Guitar - Tony Motolla and his Orchestra

I got this album by chance. In the summer of 2009 I bought a few command albums on a flea market. Among them was Bongo's/ Flutes/ Guitars. I already had this album, but that was the European version (different coverart) so I bought it anyway. When I came home I discovered that the record inside was Spanish Guitar. So now I have a command record without a sleeve and a command sleeve without a record...
The coverart I added was found on the web. It's not a very good quality, and it's only front and back. If anybody can provide the coverart of this album in high-res (front, back, inside) I will be eternally grateful.

There are some cracks and jumps in this one. Especially track 02 Frenesi.
Sorry bout that.

Side 1
01 Beguine Tampico
02 Frenesi
03 Block Party in Barcelona
04 España Cañi
05 Lullaby de España
06 Lady of Spain

Side 2
01 Tico-Tico
02 Guitar Español
03 Granada
04 Dance of the Spanish Onion
05 Estrallita
06 Adios

More in the comments

24 sep. 2010

Project 3 : That Midnight Touch - Bobby Hackett with Strings

Another smooth one to accompany Warm Feelings.

That Midnight Touch
Bobby Hackett with Strings

Side 1
01 My Foolish Heart
02 Laura
03 When You Awake
04 Emily
05 I Guess I'll Have to Dream the Rest
06 Delishious

Side 2
01 September Song
02 The Touch of your Lips
03 All too soo
04 Nancy
05 If you only where mine
06 Stars in my eyes

more in the comments !

21 sep. 2010

Project 3 : Warm Feelings - Tony Mottola

I love this album !
It's mellow and relaxed. Great tracks. Great musicians lineup Tony Mottola, Dick Hyman, Phil Kraus...
Enoch Light producer.

Side 1
01 (I want to) Make it with you
02 Tea for two
03 Theme from Love Story
04 Watchin' scotty grow
05 For all we know
06 It's too late

Side 2
01 Time and love
02 Stardust
03 It's impossible
04 Rainy days and mondays
05 If
06 Warm Feelings

again, this album is better known with the following cover. But I must admit I like my cover better ;-)

Link as always in the comments.

20 sep. 2010

Command : Magnificent Movie Themes - Bobby Byrne and his Orchestra

A nice one !
Great lineup : Tony Mottola, Doc Severinsen, Dick Hyman, Robert Maxwell.... and many more

Magnificent Movie Themes
Bobby Byrne and his Orchestra

Side 1
01 You're gonna hear from me
02 The Phoenix love theme
03 Promise her anything
04 Theme from '"Judith"
05 Viva Maria
06 Theme from "the Chase"

Side 2
01 Lara's Theme
02 Made in Paris
03 Theme from "The spy who came in from the cold"
04 The Cincinnati Kid
05 Moment to moment
06 Thunderball

This record is also known with this cover :

Tracks are in different order. Otherwise the same I guess.

More info in the comments.

16 sep. 2010

Command : More Persuasive Percussion (aka Persuasive Percussion 1966)

More Persuasive Percussion

Side 1
01 Autumn Leaves
02 Istanbul
03 People
04 This can't be love
05 September in the rain
06 Everything's coming up roses

Side 2
01 Caravan
02 a) Bye Bye Blues
      b) Rain
03 Red roses for a blue lady
04 Tonight
05 Who can I turn to ?
06 Never on Sunday

originated and produced by Loren Becker and Robert Byrne

This one is also known as Persuasive Percussion 1966

same tracklisting, different coverart.

More in the comments

14 sep. 2010

Living Presence Stereo

And now a little something for everybody... some sweet vocals, some military brass, some surprising versions, some nice jazzy tunes.
Tracks to watch out for are : Guantanamera, Laura, Girl Talk

Living Presence Stereo

Side 1
01 Somethin' stupid - The Button-Down Brass feat the "Funky Trumpet" of Ray Davies
02 The Mighty Quinn - The Fontana Concert Orchestra
03 Trains and boats and planes - The Wally Scott Chorale
04 Guantanamera - Chaquito & The Quedo Brass
05 A Century of Progress - The Band of the Scots Guards - dir. of music Major James H. Howe
06 Laura - George Chisholm

Side 2
01 Eso beso - Bill McGuffie
02 Flamingo - Johnnie Gray and his Saxophones
03 The Tree Trumpeters - The Manchester CWS Band - cond. Alex Mortimer
04 Girl Talk - The Coffee Set
05 A Man without Love - Joe Henderson
06 A Taste of Honey - The Baroque Brass

More info in the comments

9 sep. 2010

Dynamic Mood Music in Sound Effect

So here is my mystery record. I know nothing about the Music Sound Orchestra, but it is a very good record. I guess it is some kind of 'demonstration record' for toshiba equipment. If you know more about this one, please let me know.
The songs are connected with various 'sound effects', so when 'sitting on the dock of the bay' starts, you can hear the seagulls crying and the water lapping against the docks.
Nice. Really 'moody'.
I've cut the tracks but didn't add 'silence' so when you burn the tracks without pauses you'll get the full effect.

I'm sorry about the quality of the coverart. When I get myself a flatbedscanner I promise to improve the quality.

There's a little 'jump' in 'Fly me to the moon'.

Enjoy !
(more in the comments)

Dynamic Mood Music in Sound Effect
The Music Sound Orchestra

Side 1
01 Vivre pour vivre
02 Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
03 Rain
04 Un homme et une femme
05 Tree coins in a fountain
06 (Sitting on) the dock of the bay

Side 2
01 Ebb tide
02 Fly me to the moon 
03 Sound of music
04 Wichita lineman
05 The long and winding road
06 Leaving on a jet plane

8 sep. 2010

Next One a 'Mystery Record'

Coming soon...
a 'mystery record', printing all in Japanese...
Title : Dynamic Mood Music in Sound Effect
Artists : The Music Sound Orchestra


7 sep. 2010

Command : Percussion Sound with Enoch Light

Side 1
01 Provocative Percussion
02 The Continental
03 Easy to Love
04 Theme for Exodus
05 Adios Muchachos
06 Pegan Love Song

Side 2
01 Far Away Places
02 Old Devil Moon
03 April in Portugal
04 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
05 Let's Do It

Enoch Light

Command : I Love Paris in Persuasive Provocative Percussion

Bought this one recently.
Never seen this one on the web.

Side 1
01 I love Paris
02 Whatever Lola wants
03 I'm in the mood for love
04 My heart belongs to daddy
05 Tabu
06 The breeze and I

Terry Snyder and theAll-Stars

Side 2
01 's Wonderful
02 Mood Indigo
03 Ain't misbehavin'
04 The man I love
05 Somebody loves me
06 Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

The Command  All-Stars

6 sep. 2010

Hello folks

My first few words on my first blog.
Hope to post regularly.
Hope to add a few new finds to loungeland.
Hope to make a few people happy with my music.

see you soon