Saturday, 20 December 2014

Caballero! - Denis Lopez Liquid Latin Sound (1971)

Here is a fabulous album from the great percussionist, Denis Lopez.

A nice blend of latin and funk, I was so pleased to find this album, sounding in fine condition!

I am only aware of one other Denis Lopez album, Cinnamon Rock, however his name crops up on so many other classic Easy albums from names including John Schroeder and Ray Davies / Button Down Brass.

The Beatles covers have been on the compilation, Take It Easy: The Fab Four Go Loungecore, an album I can highly recommend if you can get it!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

We are getting very close to 1 million visits to this site, and when we get there, I have some very special posts, including two new ELW compilations, and more albums that have disappeared from view over the close to 7 years this blog has been active!

Album Preview - Caballero! 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Wonderland - Ron Goodwin & His Orchestra (1967)


Here it is again, the best Easy Listening Christmas album!

Amazingly enough, at there was at least one download each month all year, leaving the Mediafire link still active!

For those who do not know this album, it is just the most festive and traditional Christmas album and it never fails to get you into the holiday mood!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Sleigh Ride


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Music For Celebrating Special Occasions and Party Dances with Sydney Thompson (1973)

Here is another one of those nostalgic albums of party dances etc. from Sydney Thompson.

There is quite a bit of background noise on the second side, but I do not think this detracts from the listener's enjoyment.

I have posted all three of the other party albums as seen on the reverse of the sleeve, so I was pleased to find this one, too!

Delightfully old-fashioned, even for 1973, it is worth hearing thanks to tracks on the first side such as nice versions of Popcorn, Oom Pah Pah,and Shine On Harvest Moon, but the highlight here is the original, Let's Merge.

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Let's Merge


Monday, 24 November 2014

Tuff Guitar English Style (Stereo) - Al Caiola (1965)

In my previous post, this album was generously provided by Suffering Fools, but it was the mono version. I appealed for anyone who had the stereo version, and with big thanks to DIDI, here it is!

I know that mono has its charms for recordings of a certain age, but I do feel that stereo makes the music somehow feel more alive!

Album Preview - You Really Got Me

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Love Is Blue - Living Marimbas (1968)

Another fine album from our friend Suffering Fools, this is a mix of film soundtrack tunes, one TV soundtrack, and some standards and traditional themes.

Another quality rip, the album has some top orchestral arrangements, with the melodies played on the marimba. It is a nice blend of instruments and makes for very Easy Listening!

Thanks again to Suffering Fools for all his effort bringing this album to us, I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Love Is Blue


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Tuff Guitar English Style - Al Caiola (1965)

Here is another fine album from our friend Suffering Fools.

Another from the Easy guitar man, Al Caiola, it features a blend of classic 60s pop songs with some other very good selections, including an original from Al himself!

Released in the UK under the title Tuff Guitar British Style (presumably not to offend Scottish music fans), I love the blend of guitar and brass on this, and although this is the mono version, it is nonetheless a very enjoyable listen!

Should anybody out there have the stereo version of this album, please share it with us!

Thanks again to Suffering Fools for all his time and effort bringing us another great album, and please leave him a comment if you enjoy it!

Album Preview - Liverpool Ferry