I like this one. I've assembled into a playlist and have been enjoying the way it sort-of flows together. A number of the older multi-artist compilations get a little bogged down with acts like a Chris Montez or a Claudine Longet or a Jimmie Rodgers, or a Liza Minnelli, not that I don't like those artists, they're OK in some circumstances, but they sometimes seem a little out of place in the midst of the other A&M artists that I really like.
With this playlist, the most unfamiliar stuff comes from Gato Barbieri, but I do have all of those recordings, and being mostly instrumentals, they sort-of fit in.
Kind of an unusual playlist, what with there being early Sergio, Bacharach and Sandpipers on there, but no early TJB.
I'm really surprised they included Brasil '77's "Promise of a Fisherman." You'd think "After Sunrise" would have been a better fit, given the context.
It would be interesting to interview the compiler(s) and find out why they picked what they did. Props to them, though, for creating an A&M "overview" that doesn't begin with "The Lonely Bull" (or "Mas Que Nada").
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