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A&M Desert Island Discs

Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by mr J., Jun 30, 2015.

  1. mr J.

    mr J. Active Member Thread Starter

    What are your A&M Desert Island Discs? If you were stranded on a desert Island,and could have only 10 A&M titles-which would they be?


    Gato Barbieri 20th Century Masters
    Antonio Carlos Jobim Wave
    Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Greatest Hits
    Carpenters Christmas Collection
    Carpenters Lovelines
    Carpenters 40/40
    Rita Coolidge The Lady's Not For Sale
    Rita Coolidge Greatest Hits
    Walter Wanderely Moondreams
    Quincy Jones Walking In Space
     
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  2. Steven J. Gross

    Steven J. Gross Well-Known Member

    Herb Alpert and the TJB- Warm
    Baja Marimba Band- Foursider
    Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66- Foursider
    The Police- Greatest Hits
    Cat Stevens- Greatest Hits
    Herb Alpert and the TJB- Foursider
    Baja Marimba Band-As Time Goes By
    Wes Montgomery- Greatest Hits
    A&M 50th Anniversary set
    Herb Alpert and the TJB- You Smile- The Song Begins
     
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  3. Good choices, Steven. Mine might be similar.

    Harry
     
  4. nightcat

    nightcat Member

    WE AND THE SEA Tamba 4
    DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND Wes Montgomery
    GLORY OF LOVE Herbie Mann
    EQUINOX Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
    FOOL ON THE HILL Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
    SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL 66 (first lp)
    SRO Herb Alpert & TJB
    SOUNDS LIKE Herb Alpert & TJB
    BAJA MARIMBA BAND (first lp)
    SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Roger Nichols
     
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  5. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    US
    Hard to pick, since the majority of my favorites are non-A&M these days. :shrug:

    I'd probably take Fandango and maybe Whipped Cream. The Roger Nichols for sure. We and The Sea would do me for CTi. Synchronicity, Rhythm Nation 1812, Look Sharp...probably three others from the 80s or 90s to round things out.
     
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  6. TJB: WHIPPED CREAM, S.R.O., NINTH, WARM; B.M.B. THOSE WERE THE DAYS; CAT STEVENS: TEASER & THE FIRECAT; SERGIO/BRASIL '66: STILLNESS; BOYCE & HART: TEST PATTERNS; PHIL OCHS: REHEARSALS FOR RETIREMENT; SANDPIPERS: SOFTLY.
     
  7. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Everything mentioned here are all Great Choices my list would include a some of them but i would also include.
    WES MONTGOMERY CLASSICS VOLUME 22
    LUCILLE STARR THE FRENCH SONG
    CHUCK MANGIONE MAIN SQUEEZE & FEELS SO GOOD
    LANI HALL COLLECTIBLES & HELLO IT'S ME
    HERB ALPERT/TJB WHIPPED CREAM and as far as HERB (solo) RISE and FANDANGO.
    of course this is just a partial list on my part.
     
  8. Carpenters - Offering
    Herb Alpert - TJB - Warm + Going Places +Christmas Album + SRO
    J and Kai - Betwixt and between
    J and Kai - Isreal
    BMB - Fresh Air
    Brazil 66 - Crystal Illusion
    Herb Alpert - Fandango
    Dillard and Clarke - Fabulous expedition.
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    On a desert island, I would need a couple of chilled Herb Alpert discs to sooth any marauding beasts. Someone a bit scary like Hazel O'connor could be used to frighten the more persistent animals away. Some A&M discs would be used purely to fry eggs or to flash SOS signals at passing planes. Some artists who spent time with A&M actually did their best work on other labels, (including some I am mentioning as favourites, below).
    As usual, I'd cart a huge trunk of CDs onto the desert island, instead of just ten. Here are some I might take:-


    Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker.
    Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen.
    Joe Cocker - Stingray.
    Billy Preston - Music Is My Life.
    Billy Preston - Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music.
    Tim Finn - Anything A&M has by this fun, arty, inventive New Zealander.
    Jeffrey Osborne
    John Cale - 'Fear' is my favourite, but it's not on A&M.
    Carpenters - 'Close to You', 'Carpenters' & a hits collection.
    Maybe Elkie Brooks.
    Toni Childs - Union.
    Hoodoo Gurus - fun Aussie band. Not sure what was released on A&M.
    Mental As Anything - Brilliant, fun N.Z. / Aussie band. Whatever was released on A&M, I'll take it - as long as it wasn't the later hits that Greedy Smith sang!
    Iggy Pop - blah blah blah.
    Queen - anything on A&M.
    Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time.
    Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (?)
    Squeeze - Cool for Cats.
    Squeeze - Argybargy.
    The Stranglers - had some good albums. Not sure what was on A&M.
    Bill Withers - What was released on A&M?
     
  10. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    US
    It was a distribution deal between A&M UK and Sussex Records.

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    It would be hard to pick only one to take, although I could get by with Still Bill and Menagerie.
     
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  11. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Thanks for the info, Rudy. 'Still Bill' it is!
     
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