Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Roman Spectacular - Charles Magnante And His Orchestra (1958)




Another nice selection by our friend Suffering Fools, this has full orchestra and accordion playing a programme of traditional Italian melodies.

It's very different, a slightly older album than the usual for this blog, but sounding great and still well worth a listen!

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

Album Preview - O Sole Mio

 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Tuff Guitar - Al Caiola (1965)



Here is a very nice Easy guitar album from Al Caiola courtesy of our friend Suffering Fools, who is sending me so many great albums to share at the moment!

The combination of guitar lead and full orchestra is a 60's sound I enjoy very much, and this one is well worth a listen, with its very varied track listing, moving from Rock 'N Roll classics to movie soundtracks with ease.

My favourite track is the marvellous version of the Fab Four's A Hard Day's Night which can be previewed below.

Thanks to Suffering Fools once again for his time and effort bringing this one and many others to us, please comment if you enjoy it!

Album Preview - A Hard Day's Night

Monday, 15 September 2014

Music To Watch Birds By - The Bob Crewe Generation (1967)





Here, reposted today in tribute to the great Bob Crewe who has died at the age of 83, is this groovy trip back to the swinging sixties filled with brass, strings, and wonderful light 60s beat grooves.

The follow-up to the classic album Music To Watch Girls By, all 10 tracks are fantastic and I give this my highest rating!

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

Rest in peace, Bob!

Album Preview - Birds Of Britain

 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Nice 'N' Easy Volume 4 - Various Artists (1975)



Volume Four features great tracks from Easy favourites Paul Mauriat, The Button Down Brass, Chaquito and Ray McVay.

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

Album Preview - Help Yourself (Ray McVay And His Orchestra)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Nice 'N' Easy Volume 3 - Various Artists (1974)



On to volume three, with its tracks from much older albums than before, with David Carroll and Xavier Cugat the top names here.

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

Album Preview - Besame Mucho (David Carroll and his Orchestra)

Monday, 4 August 2014

Nice 'N' Easy Volume 2 - Various Artists (1973)



The wonderful second volume of this great series of Easy Listening sampler albums!

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

Album Preview - Be In (Hare Krishna) (Norman Newell Orchestra)