Sunday, February 28, 2010

Nelson Riddle - Sea World Water Fantasy 2

I guess that this is music that was played during some Water Fantasy production. Fairly generic and not all of that good on it's own. So why am I posting? Well I already converted it and I couldn't find any copies on the web (including ebay) so it seems that this one may be quite rare.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Belly Dancing Albums of the 70's

This one is all music and no narration and it is quite good. Gus was born in America of Greek parents and still continues to play to this day. The music is middle-eastern inspired instrumental and highly worth your checking it out.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

This one is a straight up instructional album with lots of narration that tends to ruin the otherwise good music. It came with a small pamphlet but I can't see how one could learn to belly dance with just this thing.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Various Artists - Los Exitos Del Ano

Mexican pop album from 1984 featuring a Spanish version of Sheena Easton's Telephone. It doesn't sound any better in Spanish and the years have not been so kind to it for sure!

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hugo Winterhalter - Goes... Gypsy (1960)

This one is actually pretty good.

From wikipedia:

Hugo Winterhalter (August 15, 1909 - September 17, 1973) was an American musician.
Easy listening arranger and composer, Winterhalter was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's near Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1931, where he played saxophone for the orchestra and sang in tow of the choirs. He later studied violin and reed instruments at the New England Conservatory of Music. After graduating, he taught school for several years before turning professional during the mid 1930s, serving as a sideman and arranger for Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Raymond Scott, Claude Thornhill and others.

Link (128kbps VBR MP3)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Joan Rivers - What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?

It's not the greatest comedy album ever but it does have it's highlights. Unfortunately the tracks were too close together to properly mark them so I have only ripped it to a side a and a side b. Sorry.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Buddy Sarkisan and His Mecca Four - Soul Of the East

One of our local thrift stores is selling off all of their albums for ten cents each so I picked up a large stack today, including this one. Not only is it a really good middle-eastern/lounge album but the sound quality is top notch. Enjoy!

Link (128kbps VBR MP3)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - Discotheque Vol. 2

This one is actually kind of cool in a loungey/easy listening sort of way and it even includes a couple of Beatles covers (Eight Days a Week and I Feel Fine) for all of you Beatles cover collectors. Another highlight is the easy listening anthem, The Girl From Ipanema.

From wikipedia:

Enoch Light (August 18, 1905 - July 31, 1978) was a classical violinist, bandleader, and recording engineer. He is credited with being one of the first musicians to go to extreme lengths to create high-quality recordings that took full advantage of the technical capabilities of home audio equipment of the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly stereo effects that bounced the sounds between the right and left channels (often described as "ping-pong"). He arranged his musicians in ways to produce the kinds of recorded sounds he wished to achieve, the first to do so. The first of the albums produced on his record label, Command Records, Persuasive Percussion, became the first huge hit based solely on retail sales. His songs received little or no airplay on the radio, because AM radio, the standard of the day, was monaural. Light went on to release several albums in the Persuasive Percussion series, as well as a Command test record.

Link (128kbps VBR MP3)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Albert Greiner Chorus - Folk Songs of Old Germany

I was really hoping that this would be more like old German polka music but instead it was more like church chorale music. It's not really my cup of tea but maybe it is yours?

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monster Melodies - Frankie Stein and His Ghouls

Track Listing:

Side A:
Doctor Spook (Twist)
In a Groovy Grave (Watusi)
Frog Frug (Frug)
Melancholy Monster (Hully Gully)
Haunted Mouse (Slow Rock, Surf)

Side B:
Ghoulish Heart (Hully Gully, Twist)
Dressed to Kill (Fox Trot)
All Choked Up (Surf)
Swingin’ Head (Swim)
Ain’t Got No Body (Mashed Potato)
Link (128kbps VBR MP3)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Teddy Wilson and His Trio - "Gypsy" In Jazz (1959)

It's a fairly generic jazz piece but I found it slightly enjoyable. Teddy Wilson's biography can be found at allmusic and it is quite impressive.

Link (128kbps VBR MP3)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tempations: I Can't Get Next To You/Psychedelic Shack 45

I stumbled upon a large batch of jukebox 45's at our local thrift store today. Most of them were country but there were a few good ones like this excellent Temptations 45.

I Can't Get Next To You/Psychedelic Shack

Link (128kbps VBR MP3)

Friday, February 5, 2010

BBC Radio Presents - Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner (Part Two)

The BBC makes excellent audio dramas and this one is no exception, but... I only have part two (of ???). Sorry.

Link (96kbps VBR MP3)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Big Band Jazz - Cassette #3 - The Smithsonian Collection

Ah! Thrift shop audio hunting is more akin to treasure hunting. In this trip I found tape #3 of ???. It's quite a nice collection if you like this sort of music and I really wish that I could have located the entire set.

Link (128kbps CBR MP3)