Friday, March 27, 2020

Saxophobia - Ultra-Lounge Vol.12 ...A Horn-A-Copia of Saxual Delights!

Various Artists ‎– Saxophobia
Label: Capitol Records
Ultra-Lounge – Volume Twelve
Released: 1996
Genre: Jazz
Style: Easy Listening, Big Band, Latin Jazz

1     –Les Baxter     I Dig     3:15
2     –Sam Butera     Street Scene     3:10
3     –George Auld*     All Or Nothing At All     3:34
4     –Curley Hamner / Milt Buckner     Bernie's Tune     5:06
5     –King Curtis     Watermelon Man     2:36
6     –Nelson Riddle     Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)     2:06
7     –Plas Johnson     Tanya     2:57
8     –Bill Perkins     Samba De Orfeu     2:35
9     –Ray Anthony and His Bookends Peter Gunn Twist / Tequila With A Twist     10     –Count Basie and His Orchestra*     Goldfinger     4:07
11     –Gordon Jenkins     Caravan     2:16
12     –Nelson Riddle     Speakeasy Blues     3:59
13     –Earl Palmer / King Curtis     One Mint Julep     5:16
14     –The Out-Islanders     Ebb Tide     2:15
15     –Plas Johnson     The Big Twist     2:29
16     –Louis Prima     Harlem Nocturne     2:40
17     –Don Costa     The Misfits     2:46
18     –Pepe Dominguin / Jack Costanzo     Bongo Bash / Sax Con Ritmo     4:46
19     –Renzo Cesana     A Handful Of Stars (Unlisted Bonus Track)     2:25


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Boogie Woogie Stomp! ...various artists...original mono recordings from 1923-1941

  1. Boogie Woogie Stomp - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
  2. The Rocks - Clay Custer
  3. Fat Fanny Stomp - Jim Clarke
  4. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Smith
  5. Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
  6. Bear Cat Crawl - Meade Lux Lewis
  7. Yancey Special - Bob Crosby Orchestra
  8. Slow And Easy Blues - Jimmy Yancey
  9. Indian Boogie Woogie - Woody Herman Orchestra
  10. Chips' Boogie Woogie - Woody Herman's Four Chips
  11. Foot Pedal Boogie - Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson
  12. After Hours - Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
  13. Roll 'Em Pete - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson
  14. Boogie Woogie On St Louis Blues - Earl Hines And His Orchestra
  15. Chain 'Em Down - Blind LeRoy Garnett
  16. No Special Rider - Little Brother Montgomery
  17. Boo-Woo - Harry James And The Boogie Woogie Trio
  18. Roll 'Em - Benny Goodman Orchestra
  19. Cryin' In My Sleep - Jimmy Yancey
  20. Boogie Woogie - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  21. Boogie Woogie - Count Basie
  22. Boogie Woogie - Cleo Brown
  23. Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red
  24. Vine Street Boogie - Jay McShann
  25. Boogie Woogie Prayer (Part 1) - Albert Ammons/Meade Lux Lewis/Pete Johnson
  26. Boogie Woogie Prayer (Part 2) - Albert Ammons/Meade Lux Lewis/Pete Johnson

                                            Boogie Woogie Stomp!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

60's style sister duo The Debutantes release second single My Precious Love..infectious and dance-able

Following on from the successful cover of ‘If Paradise (Was Half as Nice)’ in 2019 which was warmly embraced by BBC Radio Wales and The Welsh Echo, The Debutantes make a triumphant return with the second single from the album ‘Symphonic Pop’ which is due later this year. My Precious Love sticks to the same winning formula the sisters became known for last year and demonstrates an original composition for the first time.

 The song opens with a barrage of carefully orchestrated stabs, in a nod to The Supremes or Ronnets and the influential wall of sound approach. This classic technique is resurrected into technicolour colour with the advance of technology and crafted into something new but yet familiar. The winning formula brings back all the nostalgia of a time lost but not forgotten alongside demonstrating The Debutantes have far more to offer in their repertoire than covers. The chorus hook is as well-crafted and infectious as any single but plays on the retro influences of the due bringing something fresh to the table. 

Marty's review: The Debutantes' second single embraces the 60's sound with its Phil Spector/girl groups style vocals and a go-go/pop beat that is infectious and extremely dance-able. Their harmonies blend together perfectly and they capture the essence and vitality that the 60's were all about. Love the sound, the outfits and those beehive hairdo's!!