mexicovers: August 2006

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Best Of Floyd Cramer - 1964

Floyd Cramer


Well my friends, this weeks post belongs to Mr. Floyd Cramer, a superb piano player, responsible for the hit "Last Date", I think you've all heard that song before (and if not, it's a good opportunity to do it now), and if you're wondering who's doing the background vocals on most of the songs, well, your first guess was right.. it's the Anita Kerr Singers!!! (or is it The Jordanaires??).... did I mention that Chet Atkins was the producer?

Here's The Liner Notes:

Floyd Cramer's first single record, a striking piano instrumental which he wrote called Last Date, was one of the "sleepers" of 1960 and sold almost a million copies. Up to that time, Floyd's piano had been heard as the instrumental "key" on many of the biggest hits to come out of the Nashville Studios.

Born in Shreveport, Lousiana, on October 27, 1933, Floyd began to show an interest in music when he was five years old and his family bought him a piano. He began playing by ear even before he actually started taking music lessons. His musical carrer started in earnest when he graduated from school and joined the Louisiana Hayride. Following his travels with the Hayride Show, in 1955 Floyd moved to Nashville and joined the famous Grand Ole Opry. Shortly thereafter, Chet Atkins brought him into the RCA Victor family as a hit recording artist in his own right.

And Here's The Track List:

Side A:
01- Last Date
02- Tricky
03- Lovesick Blues
04- Unchained Melody
05- Satan's Doll
06- San Antonio Rose
Side B:
07- On The Rebound
08- Your Last Goodbye
09- Java
10- Swing Low
11- (These Are) The Young Years
12- Flip Flop And Bop

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereophonic Equipment!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan - Internacional Vol. 2

Ayeee ayyeee ayeee!!!


Here's a real mariachi album, siii senoorrr!!!, introducing: El Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan (from Jalisco), doing a set of well known songs, the first song has some minor pops on the first 5 seconds, but everything else should be fine!!

By the way, nice effect on that transparent trumpet (take a closer look)

And Here's The Track List:

Side A:
01- Ojos Espanoles (Spanish Eyes)
02- Tema De La Zorra (The Fox)
03- Fascinacion (Fascination)
04- Cerezo Rosa (Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White)
05- Hello Dolly
Side B:
06- Amor Indio (Indian Love Call)
07- Una Mujer Enamorada (A Woman In Love)
08- La Vida En Rosa (La Vie En Rose)
09- Lisboa Antigua (In Old Lisbon)
10- Cuando Vuelvan A Florecer Las Lilas (When the Lilac Blooms Again)

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereophonic Equipment!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ray Anthony - Golden Horn- 1955

Golden Horn


I got this record as a gift long time ago, and the album cover is one of my favorites, maybe it's because the glare the trumpet has, or maybe just because it looks elegant and classy.

Here's The Liner Notes:

When a young man plays as fine a trumpet and leads as fine a band as Ray Anthony, he becomes almost a national hero. The undisputed popularity of Ray, today's Mr. Music, proves this fact, for his success has been skyrocket-like -- non-stop skyrocket -- and his nationwide fame is constantly rising. Wherever there's room for a turntable and listeners, or a bandstand and an audience, Mr. Music has appeared and is appearing, making even more enthusiastic fans of the listeners who love to dance, and the listeners who simply listen.

Anthony's fans applaud him with good reason, because he plays his golden horn with real skill and a rare talent for coaxing from it a wonderful diversity of sounds. In this album's varied moods and wide-ranging rhythms, he displays all this enviable prowess. Whether he's swinging (and he really swings!), brooding in deep blue, or frolicking on a sentimental gambol, Mr. Anthony is playing fine trumpet indeed.

Ray has been traveling with dizzying musical speed ever since he began performing professionally. As a youngster with the bands of Al Donahue, Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller, he stacked up enough experience and proficiency to form his own band in the navy. His group toured the wartime Pacific and audiences liked it so well that he decided to form its civilian equivalent --and in 1946 he organized the big bright band he leads today.

It's a constantly youthful, spirited band, and this album of its performances, with Ray Anthony's golden horn playing the title role, is an exuberant expression of the nation's favorite musical style.

And Here's The Track List:

Side A:
01 - Golden Horn
02 - Amor
03 - It Ain't Necessarily So
04 - A Trumpeter's Lullaby
05 - Trumpet Sorrento
06 - Taking A Chance On Love
Side B:
07 - Skylark
08 - Holiday For Strings
09 - Tango La Paloma
10 - Jeepers Creepers
11 - The Birth Of The Blues
12 - The Brave Bulls

Please Enjoy!! and remember to play this record only on Stereophonic Equipment!


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