Saturday, 22 March 2014

16 All-Time Orchestral Chartbusters - Various Artists (1973)



Very nice compilation from the EMI archives.

Featuring Easy Listening World favourites Joe Loss, Geoff Love and Manuel and more, this album is very entertaining and well worth a listen!

Another favourite Ray Davies can be heard providing the trumpet solo on the preview track below by Ken Thorne and his Orchestra.

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

Album Preview - Theme From "The Legion's Last Patrol"

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Tijuana 70 - A Tribute To Herb Alpert (1970)



Very pleasant album which is exactly what it says, a fine tribute (or budget label cash-in) to the sound of Alpert!

Album Preview - Spanish Eyes

 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Music Of The Movies - Roger Webb (1971)



Rather nice Early 70's Studio 2 album featuring contemporary film themes played by Roger Webb backed by full orchestra.

Whilst the vinyl is in a little worse condition than I would have liked, I still think it is worth a listen!

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

Album Preview - To Be The One You Love

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Come Dancing To The Hits Of Today - Ray McVay & His Orchestra (1972)



Nice album of instrumental music for ballroom dancing, yet equally good for listening, from our favourite Scottish bandleader, Ray McVay!

We had quite a few of his albums a little while ago from our friend Al Gates, so I am pleased to offer an album of my own from Mr. McVay!

My picks are from the Latin side, Sultana and Un Rayo Del Sol (also known as Dancing In The Sun).

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

Album Preview - Sultana

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014

A Touch Of Velvet And A Sting Of Brass - City Of Westminster String Band (1968)



A very nice album of orchestral Easy listening from John Schroeder, arranged by Lew Warburton, and released on the legendary UK label, Pye Records!

Featuring a blend of contemporary pop songs and other instrumental works, the highlight is surely the title track, originally by Mood Mosaic, it has gained popularity as a 60s radio theme tune and I'm told, has been popular on the Northern Soul scene!

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

Album Preview - A Touch Of Velvet And A Sting Of Brass

Sunday, 5 January 2014

A Taste Of Zack Laurence - Zack Laurence Orchestra (1969)




Superior album of 60's Easy Listening featuring a blend of standards, pop tunes and originals.

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

Album Preview - Sinful