Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sounds Like Bert Kaempfert - Oscar Brandt Orchestra (1972)

Fine tribute to Mr. Kaempfert from top session players, wisely staying away from the obvious covers, instead choosing to cover other material in the same style.

Like the Tesco sticker on the cover for 10p off, too!

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

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Exciting Sound Of Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass (1973)

A fine album of country classics played in smooth, instrumental brass style.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Road Forward - Alan Hawkshaw (1977)

A very special album of classic library music from the legendary Alan Hawkshaw!

A blend of the funky, spooky, and smooth, some of the tracks may be familiar, either due to their use in contemporary 70's TV or film, or the many Easy compilations issued since the genre's revival in the mid 90's.

Some of the earlier green KPM albums have been re-issued, both on CD and download, although I'm sure this later one has not, so here it is!

A definite treat, both for the library fan, and the more casual Easy listener, it is well worth a listen.

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

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Magic Fingers Of Caesar Giovannini (1963)

Here we have another nice album courtesy of our friend Suffering Fools, featuring the piano stylings of Caesar Giovannini, playing a fine selection of standards and movie pieces.

Thanks again to him for all his time and effort bringing this gem to us!

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


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Impossible Dream - Living Voices (1969)

Here we have a welcome return for our friend Suffering Fools, who, after the marvellous response to his last appeal to identify some fragments of Easy Listening music from an old tape, has given us this fine album to enjoy.

A massive collection, the Living series had so many different acts such as Living Brass, Living Strings, Living Marimbas and more.

The sleeve notes make the most of the lyrics on the songs, and I have to say they are all good choices. The result an album very much of its time!

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

Monday, 6 July 2015

Easy Listening music - Identification help needed

Our friend Suffering Fools has asked again for our help in identifying some Easy Listening music from a contemporary recording:

Please listen to these fragments of Easy Listening recordings and leave a comment with any information you may have that could help identify them. Thank you. Time index follows below:

0:05 - Fragment 1
0:26 - Fragment 2
0:59 - Fragment 3
1:30 - Fragment 4 (Once in a While)
2:07 - Fragment 5 (Gone with the Wind)
3:22 - Fragment 6 (Cycles)
3:51 - Fragment 7 (Night and Day)
4:27 - Fragment 8
5:00 - Fragment 9