Sunday, 30 September 2012

Up-Up and Away - Ray Martin, His Orchestra & Chorus (1967)

A very nice instrumental and vocal album from the great Ray Martin, it features a blend of originals, standards, and pop songs of the era.

It was shown by Mike Flowers on the BBC's Joy Of Easy Listening programmme, and is well worth a listen.

I hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment with your name if you do!

Album Preview - Brave New World

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Latin - The Modern Way - Carlos Romanos & His Orchestra (1980)

Big thanks to our friend Al Gates once more with this very nice latin dance album.

I would like to say how much I am enjoying Al's contributions, and would love to see more!

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

Album Preview - La Bailaora

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Pete Moore's Solid Rockin' Brass (1974)

A truly brilliant album, a treat from start to finish, it features a blend of funky, brassy arrangements of pop classics from the 50s to the 70s with a couple of funky originals thrown in, too, one of which (as featured below) is called Solar Wind, which is simply a rearranged take on The Jackson 5's I Want You Back!

This one has been out there before courtesy of Lemoncat's rip of a few years ago, but I was so pleased to be able to add the vinyl of this one to my collection, and it sounds in extremely good condition!

Don't miss this one, as there is a great deal of Pete Moore available on all the usual download retail sites, and so this could be on there soon!

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

Album Preview - Solar Wind


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Dance Guitar - Peter Walton (1991)

Another rather nice guitar album courtesy of our friend from Australia, Al Gates!

Thanks very much Al, and keep them coming!

I will post some more myself very soon, I promise!

Please leave a comment if you have enjoyed this album!

Album Preview - Frenesi

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Latin Guitars Of Ike Isaacs (1978)

A fine instrumental album featuring a blend of 70s pop songs and standards arranged for dancing and played by one of the finest session guitarists, Ike Isaacs.

I posted some years ago the only album I have ever found of his, Fourteen Great T.V. Themes, so I was pleased to see this album.

The rip is courtesy of our good friend from Australia, Al Gates, whose vinyl rips are always excellent, and this one is no exception.

Thanks again, Al!

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

Album Preview - Copacabana