Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Alone With You - Irv Orton Orchestra (1958)

Thanks to our friend, Suffering Fools, for sending us this very interesting, and very obscure slice of Easy Listening!

With no date on it, we have had to rely on the web for information, and some sites give this as 1958, some as 1962.

From the album's sound, I think it is more 50's than 60's, in stereo too, with influences ranging from Big Band / Swing, Classical, Musical / Movie soundtrack, contemporary Light music and orchestral Easy listening!

A track listing consisting of all originals, composed and conducted by Irv Orton himself, from the sleeve notes, it would appear that this was meant to be a sort of Easy listening concept album!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do, or if you have any more information on this obscure gem!

Album Preview - Bar None


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Harold Smart At The Thomas Organ (1976)

A name I have not heard before, Harold Smart's album is a good demonstration of this organ, with some nice arrangements, and interesting descriptions of the pieces on the rear from the man himself!

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

Album Preview - Last Tango In Paris