Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Nice 'N' Easy - Various Artists (1972)




In readiness of the other four volumes of this UK Easy sampler series coming here to ELW, here is a repost of the original album, first posted here almost three years ago, and long since unavailable.

Featuring a host of Easy stars such as Chaquito, Ray McVay, and Paul Mauriat, it is a fine sampler for the smooth Easy sound of the '70s, with a mixture of traditional Easy fare, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Lara's Theme, Love Story etc., and Easy pop tracks such as Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, Aquarius, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.

My highlight, however, is the best version of In The Mood I have ever heard; the energy in the arrangement and playing really is something else!

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

Album Sample - In The Mood (Syd Lawrence Orchestra)
 

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