Monday, 14 July 2014

Mellow - Las Suavitas Guitars



Here we have another album courtesy of our friend from the US, Suffering Fools, who seems to have a knack of finding some great and obscure American Easy albums!

This is a collection of 22 (!) tracks given very simple and light latin guitar arrangements.

My pick is Frenesi, a song I like to hear in any arrangement!

Thanks again to S.F. for the album, and if you download and enjoy, please leave a comment for him, as all the credit is his on this one!

Album Preview - Frenesi
 

24 comments:

  1. http://www40.zippyshare.com/v/51140187/file.html

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  2. Danke, Thanks

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  3. Thanks for a new duo for me, S.F. And to Marc for the post!
    Jack

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  4. This is really nice!!

    Oh!! By the way....I love your custom compilations of the Beatles instrumentals and the Disco music. Those are really nice!! Thanks for being such a kind and generous person. How do I post some of the old, out of print material I have? I have some Living Guitars and other items to contribute. All I need is instructions on how to upload.

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    1. Hi Will!

      Thank you for your very kind comments! I am glad you have found us! The Mediafire link for Essential Easy Listening is still active, which is why I have not put it on Zippyshare, but if you still have problems, please let me know and I will repost on Zippyshare.

      If you have any albums to share, please put the MP3's (and pictures of the front and back of the albums if you can) into a zip folder and upload to an online file host (my favourite is Zippyshare), and paste the link in a comment!

      Welcome to ELW!

      Mark

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    2. I found the link beneath the cover images after I posted that comment. :-)) (Amazing what you see when you look, right??)

      I agree with your philosophy of only uploading out-of-print titles because even if you buy the original album for a quarter (25 cents American)at a second-hand store or yard sale, none of the copyright holders are getting a royalty from that sell and the album is no longer generating revenue.

      Easy Listening instrumental music is a very, very unappreciated genre here in America. The only way one can get this kind of music is to subscribe to a digital music service through a cable provider or satellite provider. The days of over-the-air easy listening instrumental music is sadly gone for ever I'm afraid.

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  5. I have uploaded an old London Phase 4 Stereo title by Guitars Unlimited. The album is entitled "The Fantastic Sounds Of Guitars Unlimited". Here is the ZippyShare link:

    http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/ZYg1UzhA/file.html

    The front cover art and a close-up of the track listing are included in the zipped archive. Enjoy.

    How do I post the album covers here like you have, Mark??

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  6. I've uploaded a custom album by The Living Strings Orchestra. I entitled it "Fly Robin Fly" and have included a custom CD jewel case insert I put together with MicroSoft Publisher 2010.

    Here's the ZippyShare link:

    http://www81.zippyshare.com/v/VMqVorpU/file.html

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  7. Here is an old album from the instrumental Funk genre. It's by The Harold Wheeler Consort and is entitled "Black Cream". The LP isn't in the best of shape, but I did what I could with it. Here's the zippyshare link:

    http://www64.zippyshare.com/v/4tHs9DGN/file.html

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  8. http://www98.zippyshare.com/v/EhEvReVK/file.html

    I may have made an error uploading "Black Cream" by The Harold Wheeler Consort the first time, so just in case here's another link to use. Like I said, the LP was NOT in the best of shape. I did what I could with it. Hope you all enjoy this instrumental/vocal funk. For me, the one track that makes this whole album worth it is "Feel Like Makin' Love", which is one of Roberta Flack's hit singles. It's a great track with tasteful use of electronic keyboards. It's very well-arranged; a must-hear performance to be absolutely sure. So download the album, relax and enjoy!!

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  9. http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/AP09eBIj/file.html

    Presented for your listening pleasure is "Romantic Trumpet" by Alex Malampre.

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  10. http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/HbCYWODm/file.html

    Barry DeVorzon's LP "Nadia's Theme" for your listening pleasure. This album is chocked full of smooth instrumentals you'll be sure to treasure.

    If you like my contributions, please comment and let me know!!

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    1. Hi WIll!

      Thanks for your uploads! I am downloading them now, and will reply again when I have listened to them.

      Thanks, Mark

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    2. Hi WIll!

      Thanks again for your contributions! I am going to post them on ELW, giving you full credit of course! I particularly like the Living Strings compilation, so that will be the first one! The Harold Wheeler LP looks very interesting, too. If there are any posts you may find in my archive for which the links have expired, please let me know and I will repost in return for your generous shares!

      Cheers, Mark

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  11. Thanks!! If you're like me, you'll enjoy the "Fly Robin Fly" custom CD. I love the instrumental versions of the popular songs from the late- '60s, '70s, and early to mid-'80s.

    One of the "gripes" I have against most of the easy listening orchestras that can be purchased locally is that they always wanted to cover those old continental songs like "Charmaine", "Moulin Rouge", "A Summer Place", etc...

    I like the instrumental songs of the music I grew up with (Carpenters, James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Rondstat, Barbara Streisand, etc...)I have never been a fan of "big band" or "swing". I am mostly a string orchestra man. I also like guitar, piano, harp, or harpsichord with full string orchestra backing.

    I have a ton of James Last, but so much of his material is still available on the retail market in re-releases and compilation albums. The same goes for Johnny Pearson, Frank Chacksfield, Ronnie Aldrich & His Two Pianos, Franck Pourcel, Raymond Lefevre, Geoff Love/Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains.

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    1. Hi Will!

      I think the reason so much Easy Listening of the 60's and 70's concentrated on those old songs like the ones you mention, is that the target market for the albums would have been the generation now being 80 years old plus.

      I agree it was great when those orchestras played more contemporary songs; I have an album called Pete Moore plays The Carpenters and shared it some years ago, since then it has become available, so have never re-posted it. If you want it, please provide your email address in a post (comment moderation is in place, so it will not be made public), and I will send it to you!

      In addition, I think it would be good for us to communicate in future by email, if you are sending more albums to share, for example.

      Thanks,
      Mark

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  12. http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/MKWcVvsd/file.html

    This is a link to a custom album I put together by Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains. A custom cover is included in the archive. Hope you enjoy!!
    Please comment and let me know how you like this.

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  13. Mark, I posted my custom Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains album in a reply to the Mellow LP by Las Suavitas Guitars. Would you please post this album with the cover and track listing like you post your uploads, please sir? Please do this with all my posts.

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    1. Hi Will, sorry I have been working, and also have had some computer problems, but will post the album later today! Manuel is a favourite of mine, and there are so many albums, a lot of which are available on Amazon / iTunes etc, but I think your comp will be okay to post.

      Thanks,
      Mark

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  14. Thanks!! Sorry to hear you've been having computer problems. Geoff Love a.k.a. Manuel had an excellent orchestra. I think everyone will love the compilation I've put together. You'll notice I tend to focus on the '70s.

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  15. CD 1 Franck Pourcel: http://www96.zippyshare.com/v/JfSTx9aU/file.html
    CD 2 Franck Pourcel: http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/tzYFBK4a/file.html

    I have uploaded another 2-CD custom collection of music by Franck Pourcel. Disc 1 is a full 80 minutes and Disc 2 is 79 minutes. I have a passion for sharing my love for easy listening music. My next project will be a 2-disc compilation of songs by the Ray Conniff singers. It'll really be a nice item to add to your library, as will my Franck Pourcel double-CD compilation.

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