Thursday, January 29, 2015

Over Hill and Vale

Whiter than white, Jerry Vale covers Bobby Sherman's "Seattle" and makes Bobby sound like James Brown. And what's with that kinda creepy title?

(This is a vinyl rip, but I liked the 8-track pic so I used it instead.)

Jerry Vale - Where's The Playground Susie? Columbia ‎– CS 9838  1969

A1     Traces    
A2     Seattle    
A3     Where's The Playground Susie?    
A4     Galveston    
A5     Let It Be Me    
A6     Goodnight My Love    
B1     Happy Heart    
B2     My Way    
B3     The Way It Used To Be    
B4     You Gave Me A Mountain    
B5     To Know You Is To Love You

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Moldy Oldies

WCBS-FM was one of the first notable oldies stations in the country, with the format dating back to July 7, 1972. Except for a brief unsuccessful foray into the "Jack" format, it has remained mostly oldies ever since.

The station has over the years released a number of oldies compilations focusing on various decades. Unfortunately the CD reissues have tended to differ from the vinyl releases.

WCBS FM101 History Of Rock The 50s part 1 (1985)

A1     –Bill Haley & His Comets-(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock    
A2     –The Penguins-Earth Angel    
A3     –Little Richard-Long Tall Sally    
A4     –The Harp-Tones-A Sunday Kind Of Love    
A5     –The Diamonds-Little Darlin'    
A6     –The Platters-The Great Pretender    
B1     –The Dell-Vikings-Come Go With Me    
B2     –The Five Satins-In The Still Of The Night    
B3     –Larry Williams-Short Fat Fannie    
B4     –The Dells-Oh What A Night    
B5     –Buddy Holly And The Crickets-That'll Be The Day    
B6     –The Mello Kings-Tonite Tonite    
C1     –The Big Bopper-Chantilly Lace    
C2     –The Paragons-Florence    
C3     –Danny And The Juniors-At The Hop    
C4     –The Danleers-One Summer Night    
C5     –The Silhouettes-Get A Job    
C6     –Tommy Edwards-It's All In The Game    
D1     –Dion And The Belmonts-A Teenager In Love    
D2     –The Elegants-Little Star    
D3     –The Skyliners-Since I Don't Have You    
D4     –Huey "Piano" Smith-Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu    
D5     –Wilbert Harrison-Kansas City    
D6     –The Crests-16 Candles

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pop Goes The Jazz

Parts 6-10 of a 10-disc set (I don't have the first half). This series was part of an interesting lawsuit in 1968.

J Jay Frankel Presents The Worlds Greatest Music Series Pop Jazz (Part+Two)
1962 Artia-Parliament Industries WGM-2B

Disc 6 A: Sarah Vaughan/B: Billy Eckstein
Disc 7  Count Basie
Disc 8: Maynard Ferguson/B: Maynard Ferguson; Johnny Richards; Machito
Disc 9 A: Morgan, Timmons, and Shorter; Woody Herman with Nate Adderly; Morgan, Mobley and Fuller; John Coltrane Quartet/B: Illinois Jacquet; Phineas Newborn; Candido
Disc 10 Chris Condor with Maynard Ferguson; Joe Williams; Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughan/B: Dinah Washington; Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong; Joe Williams with Lambert, Kendricks, and Ross

Sarah Vaughan – In Other Words; You Turned the Tables on Me; Trees; Hands Across the Table; Ain’t No Use; Sentimental Mood

Billy Eckstine – I’m Beginning to See the Light; Jelly Jelly; I Want a Little Girl; Misty; Blue, the Mother of Sin

Count Basie – One O’Clock Jump; Blues in Hoss’ Flat; Who Me; Rat Race; Her Royal Highness; Jumpin at the Woodside; Kansas City Shout; Lester Leaps In; Mutt and Jeff; Vine Street Rumble; Counter Block 

Maynard Ferguson – The Pharoah; Pretty Little Neida; New Blue; Humbug; Motherless Child

Johnny Richards – La Pecadora
Machito – Bacao

Morgan, Timmons and Shorter – Minor Strain
Woody Herman with Nat Adderley – Lullaby of Birdland
Mobley, Morgan and Fuller – Jamph

John Coltrane Quartet – One and Four

Illinois Jacquet – Teddy Bear

Phineas Newborn – Blues Theme for Left Hand Only

Candido – Conga Soul

Chris Connor with Maynard Ferguson – Send for Me; Can’t Get Out of this Mood

Joe Williams – Ain’t Misbehavin; Sweet Sue

Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughn – Teach Me Tonight; If I Were a Bell

Dinah Washington – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t; Where Are You; You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong – Mood Indigo; Duke’s Place

Joe Williams with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross – Rusty Dusty

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Night Time is the Dwight Time

Here's a five disc box set of material from the Warner Brothers catalog going as far back as "C'mon Everybody". No need to list the tracks - you'll know everything here. A nice semi-surprise was the appearance of the Dwight Twilley Band.

 Warner Brothers - Cruisin' - Various Artists [1984] Sessions Records

Saturday, December 27, 2014

12 Days of Blogmass 2014 Day Twelve

Sure, you can get this bit of materialistic Xmas cash-in on CD, but right here on this blog you can hear it in it's mono, scratchy glory as it might have sounded coming out of your Dansette.

Paul and Paula - Holiday For Teens (Philips ‎– PHM 200-101)

A1 Holiday For Teens 1:49
A2 White Christmas 1:57
A3 Jingle Bell Rock 2:01
A4 Silver Bells 2:05
A5 A New Year, A New Ring 2:41
A6 The Happy Holiday 1:48
B1 Holiday Hootenanny 1:59
B2 Blue Christmas 2:47
B3 Winter Wonderland 2:10
B4 (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays 2:37
B5 The Christmas Song 2:31
B6 I'll Be Home For Christmas 3:04

Friday, December 26, 2014

12 Days of Blogmass 2014 Day Eleven

Direct from Athens, Greece, it's Mimis Plessas conducting chorus, soloists and orchestra - Marsha Moussourou, soloist, Vassilis Tenidis, guitar.

Mimis Plessas (Greek: Μίμης Πλέσσας; born October 12, 1924) is a Greek composer born in Athens. He began his career in 1952 and has since written music for over 100 films, television and radio programs, and theatrical events. He has worked with such notable Greek singers as Giannis Poulopoulos and Marinella. Plessas combined the traditions of entehno and laïkó with considerable success. In 2001 he was honored with the Gold Cross of the Order of the Phoenix.

Mimis Plessas - Christmas Carols of the World (PETERS INTERNATIONAL PI-LPS 28)

Merry Christmas
Deck The Halls
Der Tannenbaum
The Pilgrim
Coventry Carol
The Virgin

Noel Nouvelet
Thy Birth
Stille Nacht
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Rise Up Shepherd
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

12 Days of Blogmass 2014 Day Ten

An epic four disc set that contains quite a few songs that don't get played much these days.
Lush, choral, and occasionally peppy, this set should get you through wrapping all of your gifts (or a full-course Christmas dinner).

Longine Symphonette - Christmas at the Fireside

White Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Christmas Song
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Silver Bells
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas
Babes in Toyland
Boar's Head Carol and Here We Come A-Wassailing
Lullay, Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child
Angels From the Realm of Glory
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly and Jingle Bells
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Good King Wenceslas
Whence Comes This Rush of Wings
March of the Kings (Marche des Rois)
Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
Home for the Holidays
We Wish You a Merry Christmas, I Saw Three Ships and Christmas Is Coming
Hansel and Gretel (Prelude)
Masters in this Hall
Bring a Torch for Jeannette
The Little Drummer Boy
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Foom, Foom, Foom and Patapan
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
O Holy Night
Oxen and Sheep and Infant So Gentle
Rocking and Glory to God (Messiah)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
O Sanctissima
Ave Maria (Schubert)
For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Adoramus Te Christe
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Ave Maria (Gounod)
What Child Is This
While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Away in a Manger
The First Noel
Jesus of Nazareth
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
Joy to the World