Saturday, 21 March 2015

Persuasive Percussion 1,2,3 (Remaster) (2013)

I appreciate these have been posted a thousand times on a thousand different blogs but I thought I'd stick them up as this is the recent(ish) remaster vinyl release for all three volumes.

Nice sound.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Byron Parker - Nothing But Percussion (1961)

Now that the long hard winter is over perhaps I can get back into the swing of things again.  This is my one and only album by Byron Parker.  Listen to a snippet here.

Over the last few months I've had stacks of requests for reposts so I will try and start re-upping some albums over the next few days/weeks.  Apologies to all those I've not got back to.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Kronos (Original Soundtrack) - (1957)

Great, eery soundtrack from  Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter. As it's fifties sci-fi you can probably guess the styleAsteroid, Part One

Please do not play just before bedtime.  I will not be held responsible for any nightmares...

Thanks to David.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Les Baxter Conducts 101 Strings (1970)

This is a great album from Les Baxter and 101 Strings, there are some cracking up-tempo numbers such as this one,  A Taste Of Soul.

One note of apology though there's a small skip on track three.  Hope it doesn't spoil the enjoyment too much.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Patrick Gleeson - Patrick Gleeson's Star Wars (1977)

I love these synth Star Wars albums.  This one was recorded on the world's most advanced synthesiser apparently, so there you go.

Star Wars (Luke's Theme)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Perrey And Kingsley - The In Sound From Way Out (1973)

Yeah, I know, I know.  It's been ages again despite me saying I'd have to get my act together.  I'm not going to make any excuses...

OK, for my comeback post I've decided on this nice little Perrey and  Kingsley album.  Originally released in 1966, this is the UK re-release from '73.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Peter Appleyard - Percussive Jazz (1960)

"In a recording with so many varied percussive sounds, there is a violent interaction between the stylus and the abruptly changing route taken by the walls of the record grooves..."  Well, that's what it says on the back of the sleeve anyway.  I'll leave you to judge whether this record is a little too dangerous to listen to.

You have been warned!

EDIT:  Files now fixed and in true stereo.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Ralph Ferraro - Let's Dance To The Movies (1965)

I've only had this album for a week and it's already become a firm favourite, particularly the first track,  L'Onuri Di Ascaluni.   Big thanks for David.

I've had a numberof requests to fix broken links.  I'll get onto that as soon as I can.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini - Satanik (1966)

Again, more apologies for the lack of posts.  This is another excellent soundtrack from Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini.  Had a  lot of positive comments about Kriminal so hopefully you'll enjoy this one just as much.  Once again it's recorded from a picture disc so the quality isn't as good as it could be, but it's worth it.  

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini ‎- Kriminal Soundtrack (1966)

Well after another hiatus I'm back with this thrilling soundtrack from Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini and the 1966 film, Kriminal.  This wasn't available at the time and was recently released on vinyl and CD (which has more tracks).  This is the vinyl version, of course, but is pressed as a picture disc so the quality isn't as good, but is still a treat.

Here's Sequence One.

I'll post another of their soundtracks soon.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas With Mantovani

This'll be the last one from me before Christmas, so I hope you and yours have a good one.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Rene Armand - Cocktail Piano (1970)

Great little album this.  The tracks run in to each other so I've just recorded it as two tracks; side one and side two.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1978)

I've wanted to post this for a while (a good couple of years) but I've been searching for another copy as this one, unfortunately, is a little sad.  I bought it at the time and for some reason didn't look after it as much as I should.  I've given up getting a better copy, so I thought I'd post as is, so apologies for the surface noise, etc.

Side one is standard fare, nice enough.  Side two is unusual though as they are self-penned tracks from the producer and others and are pretty cool (if dated) ambient sounding affairs.

EDIT:  Thanks to Brian for cleaning my original files.  There are now new links to the cleaned version and I recommend you grabbing those.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

Dave Pike - Jazz For The Jet Set (1966)

Apologies once again for the lack of posts.  Sometimes life gets in the way of the fun stuff.

I'll catch up on the repost requests when I get chance.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Johnny Harris - All To Bring You Morning (1973)

I recently dug my vinyl copy out, but unfortunately it was too warped to record.  I don't normally post CDs but I didn't have much choice as I've wanted to post this for a while.

It's a brilliant album from Johnny Harris and a classic along side his 1970 album, Movements.  This album features members of Yes and Chris Spedding too; a real session musicians who's who.

Sadly, now out of print on CD, so if you ever see a copy I would buy it.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Brasilia Nueve - How Insensitive (1967)

One of my absolute favourite albums and a truly remarkable lineup of New York's finest including Bill Potts and Zoot Sims.  Mine is a mono copy and I've been looking for a stereo copy for years, so if you have one, let me know.

Here's a Bill Potts' original, Brasilville.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Franck Pourcel - Americano Latino (1965)

Apologies for the lack of posts, been away.  Had a lovely time but disappointingly didn't get any records, which is unusual.

Nevermind.  This will get me back in the swing of things.  A lovely early S2S record which they tried to make all exotic for the mid-60s record buying public by adding the letter "O" to the end of every word.