Saturday, 26 January 2013

In The Mood - Lenny Dee (1967)




Here is a very nice 60s album from the prolific organist Lenny Dee.

This album was given to me by a friend who had inherited some records from his dad who had recently passed away.

He was very keen to find out whether I had liked any of the records, and I have to say this one, the best of a good bunch of Easy LP's, was right up my street and that I would be sharing it with the many who visit my site!

It is a great listen, with some very beaty arrangements of a combination of 60s pop hits, standards, and 60s film songs.

My pick, featured below, is the excellent re-working of In The Mood. I know that I have picked versions of this song as my review on other posted albums, but this version really is something else! It's arrangement sounds very like Stevie Wonder's Uptight!

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

Album Preview - In The Mood

 

Friday, 4 January 2013

Hollywood Hits Vol. 1 - Ray Davies Orchestra (1984)



A happy new year to all!

We kick off the new year with a great album from the Ray Davies Orchestra thanks to our regular contributor Al Gates from Australia.

The album is a nice mix of ballroom dancing music with all the usual dances included.

It is always nice to hear a Ray Davies / Button Down Brass album, and it is particularly good to hear this one from later in his career!

The most contemporary track on this album is a Cha Cha version of the theme from Fame, recently included on Lounge Legends' collection The Best Disco In Town, I had wondered which Ray Davies album it had originated on!

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

Album Preview - Little Brown Jug