22 jan. 2012

Stowaway Record

The Kaleidoscope boxset I published during the weeks  before contained a stowaway when I bought it in a local thrift store. It's the third record of a similar boxset, called "Our Total Appreciation Album" Issued  by RCA-Victor in 1973.

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Similar to the previous postings it contains a variety of  styles, from country to (semi) classical.

Side 1
01 Cass Elliot - Oh Babe What Would You Say
02 Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bobby Goday vocal) - It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane
03 Ed Ames - Wives and Lovers
04 Peter Nero  - Alfie
05 Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter -  Bridge over Troubled Water

Side 2
01 Chet Atkins -  Remember You
02 The Main Ingredient -  Everybody Plays the Fool
03 Fats Waller and his Rhythm - Dinah
04 Norman Luboff Conducting a 100 Voice Chorus and the RCA Symphony Orch. - That Old Black Magic
05 Boston Pops Orch, Arthur Fiedler cond - Grand Canyon Suite :  Fourth Movement :  Sunset

My favorites are the Peter Nero and the Chet Atkins track.

Due lack of time there won't be a post next weekend. But please come back  to take a look at the new theme in February !

15 jan. 2012

The final Kaleidoscope

The last in the Kaleidoscope series :

Record 3
Side 1
01 Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops - Buttons and Bows
02 Sergio Franchi - Till There Was You
03 Lee Wiley - I Don't Want to Walk Without You
04 Louis Armstrong - St. Louis Blues
05 Domenico Savino - Fantasie - Impromptu (I'm always chasing rainbows)

Side 2
01 Norman Luboff Choir - Seventy-Six Trombones
02 Harry Bellafonte -  Jamaica Farewell
03 Peter Nero - Golden Earrings
04 Lana Cantrell - A Man and A Woman
05 Original Cast 'Hair' -  Let the Sunshine In

Here the Peter Nero track is my favorite.
Enjoy and see you next week.

8 jan. 2012

Kaleidoscope record 2

The second record of this box.
I loooove the Nina Simone track.

Side 1
01 Al Hirt -  Theme from "the odd couple"
02 John Gary - Stella By Starlight
03 Nina Simone -  I Can Get Along Without You Very Well
04 Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me
05 Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony - Theme from "A Clockwork Orange"

Side 2
01 Living Voices - Superstar
02 Spike Jones - Cocktails For Two
03 Morton Gould - Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
04 Larry Clinton - Heart and Soul
05 Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues


1 jan. 2012

The new year brings you a "Box"

To be exactly, a box filled with a 'Kaleidoscope of Sounds'. This months theme will be 'box-sets'.
The first one is a RCA issued limited collectors edition. Especially made for the RCA Globecom branch in 1974. It's like they say 'their way of expressing their total appreciation'.

The box contains 3 records, filled with an eclectic selection of instrumental and vocal tracks. There's some for everyone. From country to (semi) classical.
Today I give you the first record.

Record 1
Side 1
01 Hugo Montenegro - Theme From The Godfather
02 Ed Ames - Just One More Chance
03 Ann Margret - Moon River
04 Duke Ellington - Take The A-Train
05 John Hartford - Gentle On My Mind

Side 2
01 Eugene Ormandy, Philadephia Orch - Theme from 'Romeo and Juliet'
02 Vaughn Monroe - Ballerina
03 Kate Smith - Call Me Iresponsible
04 The Guess Who - Undun
05 Charlie Barnet - Cherokee

My personal favorites are  Hugo Montenegro's slightly psychedelic version of the Godfather's theme and The Guess Who with Undun.

Enjoy !