Label: Vik - LX-1133 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz • Style: Easy Listening
Future Music From the Past. CL Organ. EZ Accordion. EZ Harmonica. EZ Hawaii. EZ Organ. Easy listening, exotica, and pop-standard instrumentals, most with lively orchestrations and percussion. Hawaii, Harmonica, Accordion, and Organ music are listed separately. Back cover says "this group of songs might be considered primarily as 'listenable' music". A Mixture of strings and tribal songs, fast and slow. Some tribal calling in background. One of the more expensive Les Baxter LPs, probably for its cool album cover.
Side 1 is filled with great music from the "jaunty, whisting chorus" of "Ricordate Marcellino" to a great rendition of "April in Portugal". Side 2 is lesser but ends with the famous version of "The Poor People of Paris". Possibly the best easy-listening or exotica record, although without tribal drums. Peaceful and invigorating. Some wordless choral backing. Arranged by Al Caiola.
Drums: Phil Kraus, George Devens. Ondioline: Sy Mann. Guitar: Tony Mottola. Theremin: Walter Sear, Paul Lippman. Cymbalum: Michael Szittai. Smooth female voices pop up from the background, "Zoo Zoo…. Drum: Don Lamond. Bass: Bob Haggart. Range of styles. Some brassy. Some syrupy.
Some ok songs. Most light pop with vocals. Recording engineer Bob Simpson. Banzai Pipeline, Rhapsody in Blue, Cheers! Still enjoyable, being somewhat lounge style. Arrangements by Pete Rugolo and Skippy Martin. Minute Plus! Freak Beat is cool. Recording director Black Serenity - The Eternal - The Sombre Light Of Isolation L Miller.
Recorded under direction of D L Miller. This is a better selection of exotica classics than usual for this very string-oriented artist. Back cover lists 55 LPs by Strings. Trumpet: Doc Severinson. Arrangements by Sid Ramin and Irv Kostal. Also, Bobby Christian. Philip Kraus on percussion. Produced by Bob Shad. Album begins with vocals. Featuring King Curtis on tenor sax. A medium-strength rendition of "Stripper" is the highlight on side B.
Sounds good though. Recording engineers: Phil Ramone, Bob Simpson. Guitar solos: Les Spann. Kai Winding plas lead trombone and ondioline.
Surprisingly, the variety of interpretations make for an enjoyable listen. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Guest appearances by David Seville and the Chipmunks. See each Bambalina - Marty Gold And His Orchestra* - Hi Fi Fo Fum separately in this list.
EZ Easy listening, exotica, and pop-standard instrumentals, most with lively orchestrations and percussion. Hawaii, Harmonica, Accordion, and Organ music are listed separately This list is public domain.
What Sounds! Banjo picking tunes. Some good songs. Harsh brass. At Carnegie Hall. Performed by the Charleston City All Stars. Big House - All Nite B is Tempo Nuevo. .Zu Asche - Erhabenheit - Vom Tempel Zum Throne Larry Green.
Bambalina - Marty Gold And His Orchestra* - Hi Fi Fo Fum by Sid Ramin.
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