Thursday, 29 April 2010

Adam and the Ants - Young Parisians/Cartrouble

A special double bill of vinyl here, with two Adam and the Ants 7"s one from 1978 (Young Parisians) and one from 1989 (Cartrouble).

Young Parisians (Adam Ant)
c/w Lady (Adam Ant)

Cartrouble (Adam Ant)
c/w Kick (Adam Ant)

You can have a listen here

Viva Merengue - Nico Gomez (Omega)

This highly collectible Nico release was top of my wish list for a while when I managed to find a copy for sale and, after much hassle, it finally came my way. It is firmly established as my favourite album in this collection, both musical content and artwork. I mentioned I'm a percussionist right?

side 1

Compadre Pedro Juan
El Senior Presidente
Vivo Cantando
Piano Y Piano
La Murcura
El Ambassador

side 2

Nena Negrita
El Calapago
El Empressario
El Barullo
La Mona
El Negrito Del Batey

333.080 - 1971 (?)

Aquarela - Nico Gomez et son Orchestre

Sometimes referred to as The Girl From Ipanema, this French release from Nico has no given title so people use the first track on the album or the first track listed on the front. On my wishlist for a while I picked this up for less than £20.


Garota De Ipanema
Samba De Una Nota So
Manha De Carnaval
Suadade Do Rio


La Bamba
Mambo No.5
Noche Cubana
Cielito Lindo

2M046-13248 - (P) 1975

Viva Merengue - Nico Gomez (Dureco Benelux)

Nico Gomez and his Ochestra

Produced bij (sic.) Nico Gomez

Belgian re-release of the Belgian Latin star Joseph Van Het Groenewoud or as we know him - Nico Gomez!

side 1

Compadre Pedro Juan
El Senior Presidente
Vivo Cantando
Piano Y Piano
La Murcura
El Ambassador

side 2

Nena Negrita
El Calapago
El Empressario
El Barullo
La Mona
El Negrito Del Batey

66.045 - (p) 1982

Latin Escapade - George Shearing

"Music that suggests the darkest corner of a smoky bar. . . the sweet wild mood of a Latin Escapade."

" For aficionados of latin music, George Shearing plays these tropical tempos wit a romantic touch all his own. He has long been a master of jazz with a latin beat, and now, for the first time in a complete album, this special mastery finds fine, full expression. Backed by the colourful sounds of maracas, timbale, claves and conga drums, Shearing's deft piano and his famed quintet make music that is sultry indeed; it will lure even the shyest dancer to the floor, and thoroughly delight the listener who does not choose to dance."

In playing order:


Mambo With Me

Without You

Old Devil Moon

Mi Musica Es Parati

Anitra's Nañigo


Cuban Love Song

Watch Your Step

Poodle Mambo

Canto Karabali

Strange Enchantment

SM-11454 - 1958

Hollywood Byrd - Charlie Byrd

with Orchestra and Chorus.

For his latest Columbia album, Charlie Byrd takes a soaring, Byrd's-eye view of what's really new on today's movie-music landscape. In HOLLYWOOD BYRD, heplays in a contemporary jazz-guitar idiom and in an intriguing orchestra and chorus setting.

Listen to today's top movies, and fly with HOLLYWOOD BYRD.

Side 1

A Time For Love
(from "An American Dream")
Georgy Girl
(from "Georgy Girl")
(from "Alfie")
The Wishing Doll
(from "Hawaii")
Wish Me A Rainbow
(from This "Property Is Condemned")

Side 2

Born Free
(from "Born Free")
In The Arms Of Love
(from "What Did You Do In The War, Daddy")
Any Wednesday
(from "Any Wednesday")
Moment To Moment
(from "Moment To Moment")
I'll Be Back
(from "Spinout")

LE 10110 - 1967

Hammond Pops 2 - Klaus Wunderlich

Klaus Wunderlich

Hammondorgel, mit rhythmsgruppe

28 Hits on Parade Potpourri

Listen to it here.

Seite 1


So What's New
Sind Sie der Graf
Cotton Fields

Langsamer Walzer - Medley

The Last Waltz
Zwei Augen, wie deine


If I Were A Rich Man
Music To Watch Girls By
Un Homme Et Une Femme


Spanish Eyes
Green, Green Grass Of Home


Canale Grand Number One
Ein Hoch der Liebe

seite 2


La, La, La
Immer wieder geht die sonne auf
Bonnie And Clyde


What A Wonderful World
The World We Knew

Rock 'n' Roll-Medley

Rock Around The Clock
Lady Madonna


Love Is Blue
San Francisco


A Banda
Tanz bitte noch einmal mit mir
Schön muß es sein, dich zu lieben
Komm Allein

SLE 14 514-P -

Hits Again 3 - Klaus Wunderlich

Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond with Rhythm


Avenues And Alleyways
I'm On My Way

Speak Softly Love
You're A Lady
Theme From "W"

Oh Lonesome Me
Kiss Me

Last Date

Look At Me
Delta Queen



Theme From "Shaft"
If You Could Read My Mind

Crocodile Rock
Mama - Mia

I Will Follow Him
Wig-Wam Bam

Sugar Me
Standing In The Road

SLE 14 694-P - 1973

The George Shearing Quintet and Orchestra - Black Satin

"The satin-smooth Shearing sound has never been so expressive of it's creator's unique yersatility (sic) as it is in this album. "

side one

The Folks Who Live On The Hill
If I Should Lose You
Starlight Souvenirs
What Is There To Say
Black Satin

side two

You Don't Know What Love Is
Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
One Morning In May
Moon Song
Medley: As Long As I Live-Let's Live Again

T858 - 1956

George Shearing - Burnished Brass

"An exciting album blending the Shearing piano and quintet with an array of brass instruments.

It's a distinctive new format, a study in rich, melodic music.

Sparked by a program of specially tailored tunes arranged by George Shearing and Billy May, the sound comes rolling out full, wide and hefty."

side one

Memories Of You
Lulu's Back In Town
If You Were Mine
Burnished Brass
These Things You Left Me

side two

Beautiful Love
Cuckoo In The Clock
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Cheek To Cheek
Blame It On My Youth
Basie's Masement

T 1038 - 1958

Martin Denny - Quiet Village

"Martin Denny's music is becoming so famous it's a little pointless for me to tell you how wonderful it is. If you've alredy heard it you know, and if you haven't, stop reading this right now . . . put the record on and play it."

I'll do that then. . .

Side One

Stranger In Paradise
Hawaiian War Chant
Sake Rock
Paradise Found

Side Two

My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
Tune From Rangoon
Happy Talk
Pagan Love Song
Quiet Village

LST 7122 - 1959

Marty Gold - Skin Tight

"This is a drum album"

"Now don't be alarmed. This doesn't mean it's a succession of bangs and crashes designed to send your neighbours house hunting. Rather it is a virtual catalogue of the infinite diversity of percussion sounds and colours, ranging from the subtle to the sensational. Nine percussionists let loose their talents on several dozen instruments - many of which, we'll wager, you'll be hearing for the first time."

Well, they lost that bet, I own most of the instruments used on this album! But I'm a percussionist. In that sense this album is disappointing and relies on tunes made famous by Gene Krupa, but still a great old record with a terrific cover! This album also comes with a map of the orchestra for the recording session, including the position of each percussionist and the mic's they used. Also, it contains the revolutionary antistatic agent 317X, providing a miracle surface to prevent surface noise AND this is a "New Orthophonic" high fidelity recording. Wow! Listen to it all here.

Side 1

Allah's Holiday
Song Of India
(I Wonder Why) You're Just In Love

Side 2

Dry Bones
How High The Moon
Opus One
Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
Jungle Drums

LSP-2230 - 1960

James Last - Beat In Sweet

James Last

"Beat In Sweet"

Side A

I Got You Babe
Frag' Den Abenwind
Baby Don't Go
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Eve Of Destruction
Teenage Love

Side B

Mr. Tambourine Man
Du Bist Nicht Allein
For Somebody
Like A Rolling Stone
Du Bist Mein Liebe

249 002 - (P) 1966

Interestingly, a typo on side A has the published year as 1066!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Maru Funk #2

Available now for download, my second collection of Funk Nuggets!

The cover features Tereza Ilova and is based on David Carroll's "Let's Dance Again" cover from 1960 (see below)

This time out, Funk Fans, we have a mix of old and new, American and European, and some all time classics known in many genres thanks to the invention of the sampler!

Back Cover and Track Listing:

Get it here!