Saturday, 27 November 2010

Laurindo Almeida - Viva Bossa Nova! (1962)

One of the best bossa nova albums ever made.  Unfortunately, I only own a mono copy, but that doesn't ditract from the fantastic music too much.   Just the thing for a snowy English day.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Eric Winstone - Supersonic Sounds (1972)

Some nice interpretations on here and a couple of storming Winstone's compositions thrown in for good measure.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Carlo Peretti - Mambos And Cha-Cha-Chas (1959)

Fantastic early Mambo album.  All the tracks are brilliant, particularly the first, Mambo A La Puenti, a six minute stormer!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

BBC Sporting Themes (1979)

This is another one of my favourite albums and it's posted to celebrate In-Flight Entertainment being one year old today.  Thanks for all the advice and encouragement from over the last year.

As for this album, yes, it probably is one of the worst covers you'll ever see, but it hides one of the finest collection of tracks on plastic.  Lots of your KPM boys on here:  Johnny Pearson, Keith Mansfield and Brian Bennett.

My personal favourite is the theme to Superstars, Heavy Action by Johnny Pearson.  If you're of a certain age like me then you'll remember Kevin Keegan falling off his bike like it was yesterday.  Fantastic!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Barry Gray - Music From The 21st Century (1987)

This was an excellent EP issued to us Fanderson members back in the late 80s.  It contains some superb material, some of Gray's best:  White As Snow (otherwise known as TVR-17, which is what I was originally going to call this blog), Theme From UFO, Thunderbirds and the fantastic vocal version of Captain Scarlet recorded by The Spectrum which included drummer Keith Forsey who famously went on to co-write Flashdance and Don't You Forget About Me by the Simple Minds.