Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sauter, Begin Again...

This 1954 album is one of those "show off your Hi-Fi" records that were so popular in the hip bachelor pads of the 50's. Sauter and Finegan had pedigrees as big band arrangers in the 40's before stiking out on their own with this augmented orchestra (things like exotic percussion, kazoos, toy trumpets, etc.).

The Sound of the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra (RCA Victor LPM-1009)

A1     Child's Play    
A2     Horseplay    
A3     Time To Dream    
A4     The Honey Jump    
B1     Nina Never Knew    
B2     Love Is A Simple Thing    
B3     Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum    
B4     Stop Beatin' 'Round The Mulberry Bush    
B5     Now That I'm In Love    
B6     Yankee Doodletown

Saturday, November 22, 2014

They're All Good Sports

I'm pretty sure that the actual ballad content was secondary to the goal of getting a somewhat scantily-clad buxom lass on the cover, but it's still an enjoyable set of old-time-style harmonization of the barbershop classics.

Sportsman Quartet - Barbershop Ballads

A1     Down By The O-H-I-O    
A2     Clementine    
A3     Sweet Adeline    
A4     Down In Jungle Town    
A5     While Strolling Through The Park One Day    
A6     In The Good Old Summertime    
A7     Dear Old Girl    
A8     My Old Kentucky Home    
B1     My Coney Island Baby    
B2     In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree    
B3     When You Were Sweet Sixteen    
B4     In My Merry Oldsmobile    
B5     In The Evening By The Moonlight    
B6     Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland    
B7     Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes/Beautiful Dreamer/Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair     

Monday, November 03, 2014

Folksongs and Ballads

This 1956 compilation on the Riverside label has many of the classics in versions that you may not have previously heard.

Southern Mountain Folksongs and Ballads

Artus Moser - Bonny Blue Eyes
Harry & Jeanie West - Nine Pound Hammer
George Pegram - The Boston Burglar
George Pegram - Mountain Fox Chase
Harry & Jeanie West - Banks of the Ohio
Virgil Sturgill - Devilish Mary
Obray Ramsey - Jim Gunter and the Steer
Artus Moser - The Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea
Harry & Jeanie West - Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Artus Moser - I Went Up On the Mountain
Harry & Jeanie West - Knoxville Girl
George Pegram & Walter "Red" Parham - I Am a Pilgrim
Virgil Sturgill - Charles Guiteau
Artus Moser - Mole in the Ground
Harry & Jeanie West - Wild Bill Jones
George Pegram & Walter "Red" Parham - Pickin' and Blowin'
Artus Moser - The Cherry Tree Carol
Obray Ramsey - On Top of Old Smoky