Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Fitty


Bonnie Prudden  was an American physical fitness pioneer, expert rock climber and mountaineer. Her report to President Eisenhower on the unfitness of American children as compared with their European counterparts led to the formation of the President’s Council on Youth Fitness. Here she leads you through an LP worth of exercises to a peppy, jazzy industrial-music-type soundtrack.

Keep Fit Be Happy with Bonnie Prudden  (Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS 1358 1960)

A1 Adios
A2 Escape To Monaco
A3 Holiday For Strings
A4 Fiddle-Faddle
A5 Gobelues
A6 Tico-Tico
A7 Wait Till You See Her
A8 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
A9 Escape To Monaco
B1 Adios (With Instructions)
B2 Adios (Without Instructions)
B3 Wait Till You See Her (With Instructions)
B4 Wait Till You See Her (Without Instructions)
B5 Fiddle-Faddle (With Instructions)
B6 Fiddle-Faddle (Without Instructions)
B7 Sophisticated Lady

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Paar For The Course

Cuban pianist and arranger Jose Melis gained fame as the bandleader on The Tonight Show when Jack Paar took over as host from Steve Allen in 1957. Melis and Paar continued on the show until 1962.

Jose Melis Plays His TV Favorites -  Mercury MG-20683 1962  

  1. You Stepped Out of a Dream (2:12) Nacio Herb Brown - Gus Kahn
  2. Autumn Concerto (2:29) C. Bargoni - Danpa
  3. Blue Guitar (2:30) Jose Melis - F. Marino
  4. A Dreamer's Holiday (2:54)  Mabel Wayne - Kim Gannon
  5. June Concerto (2:54) Jose Melis
  6. Port-Au-Prince (2:30) Bernie Wayne
  7. I'll Remember April (2:35) Gene DePaul - Don Raye - Pat Johnson
  8. An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair) (3:03) Harry Warren - Harold Adamson - Leo McCarey
  9. The Breeze and I (3:07) Ernesto Lecuona - Al Stillman
  10. My Melancholy Baby (2:50) Ernie Burnett - George A. Norton
  11. I Cry By Night (2:40) Jack Segal - Marvin Fisher
  12. Let's Do It (2:37) Cole Porter

Friday, March 07, 2014

Let The Good Times Jelly Roll

Released on this 10" LP circa 1953, this is some classic Americana and includes trombonist Kid Ory.

Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers - Volume One  (Jolly Roger 5001)

* Doctor Jazz
* Original Jelly Roll Blues
* Smokehouse Blues
* Steamboat Stomp
* Grandpa's Spells
* Cannon Ball Blues
* The Chant
* Black Bottom Stomp