Sunday, June 29, 2008

Frederick Fennell - Conducts Cole Porter

This album is from the early 1960's. I acquired the record about 3 years ago when I worked at the Middleton Senior Center. They had me cleaning out the attic when I found this gem. I haven't listened to it for awhile, so I forgot how great it really was! They just don't have composers like this anymore. The chances that they'll ever reissue this album are zero. It's a tragedy most kids growing up today will never get to hear this wonderful music. Anyhow, here's the TRACK LISTINGS with liner notes by Nat Hentoff.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bob Thompson - The Sound of Speed (1960)

The owner of this music has asked me to remove the download link. You can purchase MP3's from this album at iTunes or Rhapsody. Be sure to visit Bob's site HERE

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paul Mauriat - L.O.V.E (1969)

All in all, this is a good album, but personally I think "Silver Fingertips" is the strongest track on the whole record. I'll let you decide for yourself. This will be my last upload for the weekend. I shall return on Monday with more music! See Comments for track listings. SAMPLE: Download entire album:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Hollyridge Strings Play Hits Made Famous by The Four Seasons (1966)

It's weird, the things that inspire us sometimes. In January of 2004 I was listening to "Dave The Spazz" on WFMU and at the opening of his New Years show he was playing an instrumental version of Frankie Valli's "Walk Like a Man". I'd never heard of the Hollyridge Strings at that time, so I emailed Dave to ask him who did this song. He told me, and that's when I began collecting The Hollyridge Strings. That show can still be heard HERE (it's the very first track)
It took me about five months before I finally had all the Hollyridge Strings' albums (there's 10 in all) and as an added bonus I also acquired another Stu Phillips album "The Golden Gate Strings - Monkees Songbook". It'll be posted here eventually, as will the rest of my HS records. But for now, here's the LP that started it all. Rapidshare download link

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Media Music

Here's a Compilation of library music I put together a couple weeks ago. It was originally posted on the Schadenfreudian Therapy website (see "Links"), But I figured I'd post it here as well. There are many artists you've probably heard of and some you may not....Syd Dale, King Palmer, Johnny Keating, Van Phillips, Ronald Hanmer, Ivor Slaney and many others. TRACK LISTINGS
Musical styles range from 1950's light orchestral, to the "Now Sound" of the early 70's. SAMPLE (Bonne Suprise - King Palmer): Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Bill Justis Plays 12 Big Instrumental Hits (1964)

1- Alley Cat

2- A Swingin' Safari

3- Stranger on the Shore

4- Mexico

5- Last Date

6- Rinky Dink

7- Green Onions

8- Take Five

9- Theme From A Summer Place

10- The Stripper

11- Wonderland By Night

12- Calcutta

Sunday, June 15, 2008

David Rose in HI-FIddles

I should've started this blog a long time ago, but I suppose it's better late than never. This LP is from 1957 and as far as I know, hasn't been re-released on CD yet. See comments for track listings. Download Link: