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Forgotten Big Band/Dance/Space-Age Pop*

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Sourced from vintage collector-quality LPs and reel tapes
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Francis Bay’s Latin Beat - Francis Bay and His Big Band



1) Mambo Jambo (Prado – Peer International Corp. – BMI) (2'58")

2) Un Poquito De Tu Amor (Guiteirrez - Peer International Corp. –       BMI) (2'41")

3) Malaguena (Ramirez - Peer International Corp. – BMI) (2'28")

4) Begin The Beguine (Porter – Hamrs, Inc. – ASCAP) (3'50")

5) The Peanut Vendor (Simons, Gilbert & Sunshine – Edward B.              Marks – BMI) (2'45")

6) Copacabana (de Barro & Ribeiro – Robbins Music Corp. – ASCAP)       (2'25")

7) Caravan (Tizol, Ellington & Mills – American Academy of Music,         Inc. – ASCAP) (2'59")

8) Mama, Inez (Grenet & Gilbert - Edward B. Marks – BMI) (2'02")

9) Maria La O (Maria My Own) (Lecuona - Edward B. Marks – BMI)         (2'26")

10) Perfidia (Dominguez - Peer International Corp. – BMI) (2'46")

11) Acercate Mas (Farres - Peer International Corp. – BMI) (2'53")

12) Para Vigo Me Voy (Say Si Si) (Lecuona - Edward B. Marks – BMI)         (2'17")


Source: Philips (US) PHS 600-011

Thanks to Ronald Bensley for lending two copies of the LP 

for transcription

Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016

Cover art from original LP sleeve 

CD label from original LP label

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Enoch Light & the Light Brigade - Dimension 3


1) All I Do Is Dream Of You (N.H. Brown-A. Freed) (2'34")

2) Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries (L. Brown-K. Henderson) (2'10")

3) Carribe (E. Light-L. Davies) (1'56")

4) Was She Prettier Than I? (from “High Spirits” – H. Martin-T. Gray) (2'44")

5) My Old Flame (A. Johnston-S. Caslow) (2'59")

6) Hey There (from “The Pajama Game” – R. Adler-J. Ross) (2'25")

7) Love And Marriage (J. van Heusen-S. Cahn) (2'30")

8) Adios (E. Woods-E. Madriguera) (2'36")

9) Swamp-Fire (H. Mooney) (2'21")

10) The Hawaiian Wedding Song (C.E.King) (3'00")

11) For All We Know (J.Fred Coots-S.M. Lewis) (2'41")

12) It’s Only A Paper Moon (H.Arlen-B.Rose-Y.Harburg) (2'46")


Source: Command LP RS 867-S.D., recorded 1964

Thanks to John Whitmore (UK) for the LP transcription

Digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2015/2016

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Enoch Light & The Light Brigade - Movie Hits


1) Title Music and Themes from “The French Connection”                 (D.Ellis/Fox Fanfare/BMI) (3'14")

2) The Godfather Waltz (N.Rota/Famous Music Corp./ASCAP)               (3'06")

3) The Summer Knows (M/ Legrand, M. and A. Bergman/WB Music       Corp./ASCAP – from “The Summer of ’42) (3'22")

4) Eglantine (R.M.Sherman, R.B.Sherman/Wonderland Music/BMI –      from “Bedknobs and Broomsticks) (2'07")

5) Title Music and Theme from “A Clockwork Orange” (W/Carlos,       R. Elkind/Tempi Music/BMI) (2'46")

6) This Way Mary (J. Barry, D. Black/Barwin Music Co./Leeds Music     Corp./ASCAP – from “Mary, Queen Of Scots) (3'01")

7) Theme from “Shaft” (I. Hayes/East Mephis Music Inc./BMI)             (3'04")

8) Diamonds Are Forever (J. Barry, D. Black/Unart Music                     Corp./BMI)     (3'14")

9) Fiddler On The Roof (S. Harnick, J. Bock/Sunbeam Music Inc./BMI) (2'55")

10) To Be The One You Love (S. Cipriani, N. Newell/E.B. Marks              Music Corp./BMI – from “The Anonymous Venetian”) (2'49")

11) Long Ago Tomorrow (B. Bacharach, H. David/New Hidden               Valley Music Co./JC Music Co./Cinema 5 Music Corp./ASCAP) (4'18")

12) I Still See You (M. Legrand, H. Shaper/Chappell & Co./ASCAP –         from “The Go-Between”) (2'42")


Source: Project 3 LP PR 5063SD, recorded 1970

Thanks to John Whitmore (UK) for the LP transcription

Digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2015/2016 - For Private Use Only

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4-Channel Stereo - Enoch Light & The Light Brigade


1) Moonlight Serenade (G.Miller, M. Parish) (3'42")

2) Kites Are Fun (C. Dedrick) (2'33")

3) Wichita Lineman (J. Webb) (2'47")

4) What The World Needs Now Is Love (B. Bacharach, H. David)           (2'41")

5) South Rampart Street Parade (B. Haggart, R. Bauduc) (3'19")

6) Begin The Beguine (C. Porter) (3'12")

7) Slow Bus To Oswego (D. Hyman) (3'22")

8) Come On, Come On, Come On, Don't Be Timido 

    (E. Light, L. Davies) (1'51")

9) Lover's Concerto (D. Randell, S. Linzer) (2'50")

10) Scarborough Fair (P. Simon, A. Garfunkel) (2'26")



Source: Total Sound Project 3 LP PR-M4C-900, published 1971

Thanks to John Whitmore (UK) for the LP transcription

Digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2015/2016

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Please Note: This CD does not reproduce 4-channel sound, 

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Les Baxter's Wild Guitars
 
1) Sabre Dance (2'42") (Aram Khatchaturian/arr. Les Baxter)  
2) Maracangalha (1'52") (Dorival Caymmi) 
3) Desilusäo (1'47")  
4) Cabayo (2'08") (Les Baxter, Riz Ortolani)
5) Piccolissima Serenata (2'29") (Amurri, Ferrio, Hourdeaux)  
6) My Buddy (2'35") (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson)
7) Ritual Fire Dance (2'03") (Manuel De Falla/arr. Les Baxter)  
8) Brazilian Slave Song (1'59") (Lamartine Babo)
9) Tell Me, Margarita (3'05") (Mariano Merceron)  
10) Mandolino (1'53") (Les Baxter, Riz Ortolani)
11) Cubana Mulatta (2'32") (Les Baxter, Pepé Gamboa)  
12) Tico Tico (1'52") (Zequinha Abreu)

Guitarists: Nestor Amaral, Joe Carioca, Tres Cavaquinho, 
                 Pepé Gamboa

Original producer Voyle Gilmore
Source: Capitol LP ST- 1248 (KH archive), recorded 1959
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016
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Far Away Places - Enoch Light and His Orchestra
Featuring Harpsichord and Exotic Percussion
 
1) Waltzing Matilda (A. Patterson/M. Cowan) (2'14")
2) Banana Boat Song (E. Darling/B. Carey/A. Arkin) (2'36")
3) The Third Man Theme (A. Karas) (2'31")
4) Sunrise Over Sumatra (E. Light/L. Davies) (2'28")
5) Bail Ha’i (Rogers & Hammerstein) (3'00")
6) Mimi (Rogers & Hart) (2'13")
7) Calcutta (H. Gaze) (2'16")
8) The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakakai (R.A.Anderson/A. Stillman)       (2'36")
9) Theme from “The Sundowners” (D. Tiomkin) (3'16")
10) Lisbon Antigua (H. Dupree/R. Portela/J. Galhardo/A. DoVale)           (2'22")
11) How Are Things In Glocca Mora (E.Y.Harburg/B. Lane) (3'56")
12) The Poor People Of Paris (M. Monnet/J. Lawrence) (2'23")

Source: Command reel tape RS 4T 822 (KH archive), recorded 1960
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016
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Chuck Sagle and His Orchestra
Ping-Pong Percussion  
  
Personnel on this recording:
Percussion: Harry Breuer, Jimmie Crawford, Archie Freedman,                        Marty Grupp, Warren Hard, Wille Rodriguez, 
                   Bob Rosengarten,Ted Sommers, Joe Venuto
Rhythm: Piano, Moe Weschler; Bass, George Divvier; Guitar, Barry               Galbraith & Mundell Lowe
Winds: Trumpet, Doc Severinsen; Clarinet, oboe, flute, piccolo -               Phil Bodner; Tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet - Al Klink
Trombone, Harry DeVito & Lou McGarity
 
1) Who's Sorry Now (Mills Music, Inc.) (2'24")
2) The Shiek of Araby (Mills Music, Inc./Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc.)     (3'02")
3) For Me and My Gal (Mills Music, Inc.) (2'31")
4) How Come You Like Me Like You Do (Mills Music, Inc.) (2'18")
5) My Honey's Lovin' Arms (Mills Music, Inc.) (2'46")
6) When The Saints Go Marching In (Public Domain) (2'23")
7) Make Love To Me (Melrose Music Corp.) (2'44")
8) Cuddle Up A Little Closer (M. Whitmark & Sons) (1'42")
9) Stars Fell on Alabama (Mills Music, Inc) (2'58")
10) Muskrat Ramble (George Simon, Inc.) (1'59")
11) Someday Sweetheart (George Simon, Inc) (2'35")
12) High Society (Melrose Music, Inc.) (2'46")

Source: Epic LP BN 568., recorded 1964 in Columbia Record's 30th Street Studio, NYC
Thanks to Ronald Bensley for lending the LP used in this transcription
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
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Scarlet Ribbons
Michel Legrand and His Orchestra

All arrangements by Michel Legrand
 
1) Scarlett Ribbons (3'12")
2) Red River Valley (2'01")
3) I Know Where I'm Going (2'59")
4) Goodnight Irene (3'05")
5) Greensleeves (4'10")
6) Shenandoah (2'18")
7) En paasant par la Lorraine (3'22")
8) Along The Colorado Trail (2'27")
9) Kisses Sweeter than Wine (3'47")
10) All Through The Night (3'32")
11) Londonderry Air (3'11")
12) Black, Black, Black (Is The Color of My True Love's Hair) (2'37)
13) Automne (3'13")

Source: Columbia LP CS 8146
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
Thanks to Ronald Besley from lending the LP used for this transcription
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Dynamica
Ray Martin and His Orchestra
 

1) The Flight of The Bumblebee (P.D.) (2'03")
2) Mood Indigo (ASCAP) (3'29")
3) Bye-Bye Blues (ASCAP) (2'50")
4) Humoresque (BMI) (1'53")
5) Stormy Weather (ASCAP) (2'42")
6) Pagan Love Song (ASCAP) (2'19")
7) Shadrack (BMI) (2'09")
8) Indian Summer (ASCAP) (2'04")
9) Malagueña (BMI) (3'10")
10) The Moon Was Yellow (ASCAP) (2'26")
11) Lullaby of the Leaves (ASCAP) (2'18")
12) Cry Me a River) (ASCAP) (2'40")

Source: RCA LP LSA-2287 - Recorded 1961 in Webster Hall, NYC
Thanks to Ronald Bensley from lending the LP for this transcription
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
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Stereo Action Goes "From Broadway To Hollywood”

Dick Schory’s Percussion and Brass (Tracks 1, 2, and 7)
Marty Gold and His Orchestra (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8 through 12)

1) Show Me (from “My Fair Lady” – Lerner/Lowe) (2’57”)
2) Bali Ha’I (from “South Pacific – Rogers/Hammerstein) (3’08”)
3) Around The World (from “Around The World in Eighty Days”
    – Adamson/Young/arr. Gold) (2’31”)
4) I Got Rhythm (from “Girl Crazy” – Ira & George Gershwin)               (2’23”)
5) Gigi (from “Gigi” – Lerner/Lowe/arr. Gold) (3’14”)
6) The Third Man Theme (from “The Third Man” – Karas/arr. Gold)       (2’47”)
7) Hernando’s Hideaway (from “The Pajama Game” – Adler/Ross)         (3’39”)
8) Tara’s Theme (from “Gone With The Wind”- Steiner/arr. Gold)         (3’02”)
9) Baby, It’s Cold Outside (from “Neptune’s Daughter” –                       (Loesser/arr. Gold) (2’30”)
10) The High and The Mighty (from “The High and The Mighty” –           Tiomkin/arr. Gold) 2’50”)
11) Song from Moulin Rouge” (from Moulin Rouge” –                               Auric/Engvick/arr. Gold) (2’46”)
12) Moonglow and Theme from “Picnic” (from “Picnic” -                       DeLange/Mills/Hudson/Duning/Allen/arr. Gold (2’20”)

Source: RCA LP LSP-9909 (German TELDEC pressing)
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
Thanks to Ronald Bensley for lending the LP used in this transcription
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Stereo Action Unlimited!

1) The Flight of the Bumblebee (from LSA-2287) (2’05”)
2) Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? (from LSA-2290) (2’41”)
3) Runnin’ Wild (from LSA-2306) (2’36”)
4) And The Band Played On (from LSA-2344) (1’48”)
5) Dancing Tambourine (from LSA-2353) (3’18”)
6) Lonesome Road (from LSA-2365) (2’41”)
7) Expresso (from LSA-2371) (2’09”)
8) Kiss of Fire (from LSA-2376) (2’31”)
9) The 3rd Man Theme (from LSA-2381) (2’46)
10) Hernando’s Hideaway (from LSA-2382) (3’37”)
11) Swanee River (from LSA-2396) (1’53”)
12) Every Little Moment (from LSA-2414) (2’34”)
13) Jericho (from LSA-2422) (2’51”)
14) Stompin’ At The Savoy (from LSA-2432) (2’31”)

Source: RCA LP LSA-2489, compilation of excerpts from 14 
             Stereo Action albums recorded 1961-62
Thanks to Ronald Bensley, Jr. for lending the LP used in this transcription
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
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The Chorus and Percussion of Keith Textor
Sounds Terrific!

1) Lullaby Of Broadway 2:54
2) Surrey With The Fringe On Top 2:09
3) A Foggy Day 3:07
4) Gone With The Wind 2:45
5) You Turned The Tables On Me 2:24
6) Hey, Look Me Over 2:21
7) Syncopated Clock 2:28
8 Lonesome Road 2:40
9) South Rampart Street Parade 2:36
10) Perdido 2:31
11) The Wind And Rain In Your Hair 2:47
12) I Get A Kick Out Of You 2:25

Source: RCA LP LSA-2365, recorded 1961
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
Thanks to Ron Bensley, Jr., for lending the LP used in this transcription
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  It's Magic / Marty Gold and His Orchestra

1) It's Magic - Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 2:35
2) That Old Black Magic - Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer 2:18
3) Shuffle Off To Buffalo - Al Dubin, Harry Warren 2:44
4) Witchcraft - Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman 2:55
5) Out Of Nowhere - Edward Heyman, John W. Green 2:45
6) High On A Windy Hill - Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney 2:40
7) Little Sir Echo - Arranged By Marsala/Girard - J. S. Fearis, L. R. Smith         2:33
8) Magic Is The Moonlight (Te Quiero Dijiste) - Charles Pasquale, Maria           Grever 2:20
9) Old Devil Moon - Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg 2:47
10) Did You Ever See A Dream Walking - Harry Revel, Mack Gordon 2:34
11) The Trolley Song - Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 2:41
12) I've Got The World On A String - Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler 2:10

Credits:
Original RCA Engineer – Bob Simpson
LP Mastered by Richard B. Gardner
Original Producer – Herman Diaz, Jr.
Source: RCA Stereo Action LP LSA2290, recorded 1961 at Webster Hall, New York City

Thanks to Ron Bensley, Jr., for lending the LP used in this transcriptiomn
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
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Living Strings and Living Voices 
The Greatest Music Ever Sung
Arranged and conducted by Hill Bowen

1) Don't You Know  – Worth (3'34")
2) If You Are But A Dream - Fulton/Jaffe/Nat Bonx (3'59")
3) Moon Love -  Kostelanetz/David/Davis; Reverie - Debussy (3'53")
4) The Things I Love - Barlow/Harris (3'59")
5) Here - Cochran/Rene (3'59")
6)Sweet Night - Weiss; Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74: 
   First Mvt. (3'31")
7) My Empty Arms - Kasha/Hunter (3'13")
8) Hearts - Stock (3'27")
9) Largo - Handel; Schubert's Serenade (4'07")
10) Barcarolle Of Love - Weiss (4'39")

Source: RCA Camden Living Stereo LP CAS-730 (KH archive), 
             released 1963
Recorded in England
Original LP producer and New York A&R: Ethel Gabriel

Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2016/2017
Cover and tray art from original LP sleeve - CD label from original LP label