Friday, July 25, 2008

Update

Unfortunately something has come up and I won't be able to continue posting here. This should only be temporary. So the blog will continue to exist, just don't expect any new posts for now. Bryan

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Life In The 1940's

When I first saw this album I was expecting Big Band/Jazz music in the styles of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. But the title is somewhat deceiving in that sense. Forget what you thought you knew about the 40's. Instead, think commercial air liners and life as it was entering the 1950's....with a car in every driveway and a television set in every home! DOWNLOAD LINK

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Music For Shopping

The music comes in many different styles - Bossa Nova, Swing, Instrumental pop, etc. And there seems to be equally as many different names for it - elevator music, jet set, space age lounge, cheesy listening.....well, you get the picture! But no matter what you call it, it's always fun to hear. So hop in the ol' Desoto and take a nostalgic trip with this compilation of library/light music from the 1950's, 60's & early 70's. ***TRACK LISTINGS*** DOWNLOAD LINK

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Golden Gate Strings - The Monkees Songbook (1967)

As promised last month, here's the Golden Gate Strings - The Monkees Songbook, produced by the legendary Stu Phillips. The reflections seen in the pictures of the album cover are the result of this record still being in it's original shrink wrapping (this album is in exceptionally good condition). Bare in mind, when I rip my LP's, I don't run any filtering software to clean up the recordings. Everything is untouched. Rapidshare Link: CLICK HERE

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fumo di Londra - Piero Piccioni (1966)

This is the soundtrack for the 1966 Alberto Sordi film "Fumo Di Londra" (Smoke Over London). Music is by Piero Piccioni. I love this album so I really thought I'd love the movie too. Unfortunately (for me) this film was intended for an Italian audience and I don't speak Italian, so I can't understand anything they're saying! Granted, there is some english dialog, but not much. Anyhow, this is probably more information than you need, but just bare with me. Here's a brief synopsis of the movie which I found on the New York Times website:
Alberto Sordi directs and co-stars with Fiona Lewis and Amy Dalby in this situation comedy with songs. Dante Fontana is an Italian antique dealer who specializes in items from Britain. When he finally gets to take his much-anticipated trip to the British Isles to attend an antique auction, Dante gets into a bidding war with a doughty duchess at the event, but she invites him back to her castle. The woman's hip granddaughter Elizabeth takes Dante on a swinging tour of London to witness mod rockers at play. The culture shock is too much for Dante who quickly makes plans to return to his wife and children in Italy.
All in all I enjoyed the movie, but would've liked it more if I knew what the hell they were saying. The soundtrack is superb. This is some of Piero Piccioni's finest work. Hope you enjoy it too. SAMPLE: Here's the TRACK LISTINGS and

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gordon Langford

Today we feature British light music composer, Gordon Lanford.
In the 1960's-70's much of his music became staples on BBC television during those "off air" hours while the test card was being shown. This compilation highlights the music from that period. Here's the TRACK LISTINGS . MEGAUPLOAD LINK