¡Que siga la fiesta!
¡Hay buena música aquí! It's like a sampler/crash course in Colombian musical styles like cumbia, guaguanco, gaita, merecumbé, descarga, salsa and porro.
One of my favorite A&M 12-inchers... one of the earlier ones. Badazz did another that i have on 7" 45 (not sure if it ever was a 12") called "Buck$" which sounds as if it came from the same session. Both are "straighter" disco fare, not as funky as Badazz/Armer's RandyAndy albumWe've talked about this one sporadically in the past, but while looking through hundreds of 12" singles on Discogs, this one came up:
Since this was posted with embedding turned off, you'll have to hop over to YouTube to listen to it.
The backing is an all-star lineup:
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I can't find anything other than a 7" for "Buck$." In that era labels were just starting to release promo singles on 12" vinyl as opposed to 7" and the tune wasn't long enough (unless it were expanded and remixed) for a 12". That one I can't find on YouTube so I'll probably have to dig up a copy of it on Discogs one of these days.One of my favorite A&M 12-inchers... one of the earlier ones. Badazz did another that i have on 7" 45 (not sure if it ever was a 12") called "Buck$" which sounds as if it came from the same session. Both are "straighter" disco fare, not as funky as Badazz/Armer's RandyAndy album
I have both of these on CD and some of Mauriat's 80s releases on CD in the form of import releases and some two fer reissues from the Dutton vocation label from England I love Easy listening too Harry my blooming hits CD is the collector's choice versionI've been in "Easy Listening Land" today, needledropping the old Paul Mauriat album BLOOMING HITS. This one hit #1 so is in virtually everyone's record collection from that period.
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The full album looks like it's on Youtube in one form or another. There was once a CD from Collectors Choice, now out of print. It's also had two releases on CD in Japan.
Of late, Intrada has become my favourite s/t label. Interestingly, Touch of Evil is the only Mancini s/t to date that I've yet to get a handle on...it may simply be that it's too early for my ears. (I seem to recall a heapin' helpin' of rock and roll which I don't particularly fancy.)I've been playing a couple of the Intrada releases of Henry Mancini's soundtracks this afternoon (a little background for an article I finished up), and decided to finish it off by going way back pre-RCA to Touch of Evil.
Imagine the odds, but I also received that jacket as packaging once many years ago! (Pre-1970 non-rock pop LPs are the pacesetter in this realm. In 2nd place is European ethnic music -- you know all those German drinking songs and Irish folk songs LPs of the late '50s / early '60s.)That's a throwaway record--I had a shipment of vinyl where they used that jacket for package filler.
I found a lot of it is Latin-based since the plot takes place on the US/Mexico border. And the usual suspense music that Mancini writes. Can't say there's anything that's "real" R&R music since it's Mancini we're talking about, so it's more like a twist or swing with an electric guitar. The real drawback is that the sound quality is not good. But it can't get any better since that apparently is the only source that exists. I'm really surprised other versions of the CD omit "Susan," which is a mambo straight out of the George Shearing mold (the melody led by that combination of piano, vibraphone and guitar). One of the best tracks on the disc, not to be confused with "Something for Susan."
F&T definitely -- These guys issued more LPs/year then even Conniff's 3-4 LPs/year!I seem to always get Roger Williams or Ferrante and Teicher as my packing covers.
Mine is the Varese Sarabande version, from quite a while ago. The other ones I've seen listed in recent years are from labels I've never heard of. The one bonus to an Intrada version is that it should have a booklet with notes about the music....Well, you do have the Intrada version -- which I'm confident offers content that would surely be an improvement relative to the El release I have (I have to say, by and large I'm not impressed with El CD issues.)
Although American commercial culture may have turned their collective back on Billy Vaughn, Ray Conniff and others, their music remained quite popular throughout South America, East and Southeast Asia, and parts of Europe. I understand their LPs continued to sell quite well in those parts of the world well beyond the 1970s...the few Easy listening stations that remained were still playing his music
True and that explains why we had to special order their albums as they were only available as Imports as our domestic labels and stores wouldn't even bother keeping any in stockAlthough American commercial culture may have turned their collective back on Billy Vaughn, Ray Conniff and others, their music remained quite popular throughout South America, East and Southeast Asia, and parts of Europe. I understand their LPs continued to sell quite well in those parts of the world well beyond the 1970s...