Monday, November 24, 2008

Persuasive Percussion




Album: Persuasive Percussion (Volume 1)

Artist: Terry Snyder and the All Stars (featuring Tony Mottola, Willie Rodriguez, Dick Hyman, Jack Lesberg, Teddy Sommer, Artie Marotti, Stanley Webb, and Dominic Cortese.

Year: 1959

Label: Command Records

Special Features: Cover art by Josef Albers. Also, reportedly, the first use of gatefold packaging.

Liner Notes (excerpt): “This is the most unusual record you have ever put on your turntable. It is a unique mixture of entertainment, excitement, beauty, and practicality. It will show off the marvelous potentials of your stereo equipment – potentials that you may not even have realized were there before – and at the same time it will enable you to adjust your equipment so that you will get the best possible performance from it.”

Track Listing:

  1. I’m in the Mood for Love
  2. Whatever Lola Wants
  3. Misirlou
  4. I Surrender Dear
  5. Orchids in the Moonlight
  6. I Love Paris
  7. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  8. Tabu
  9. The Breeze and I
  10. Aloha Oe
  11. Japanese Sandman
  12. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hammond Hit Parade



Album: Hammond Hit Parade

Artist: Harry Baumann

Year: Unknown

Special Features: Two cocktail recipes on back.


Side 1:

  1. Congratulations / Rock Around the Clock / Warst Du doch in Dusseldorf gebliedben
  2. Harlekin / Mony, Mony / Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  3. Bells of Love / Young Girl / Hohe Tannen
  4. What a Wonderful World / Hurdy Gurdy Man
  5. Help Yourself / Alle Blumen wollen bluhen / Cotton Fields

Side 2:

  1. Arrividerci Hans / Simon Says / Yummy Yummy Yummy
  2. Sehnsucht / A Man Without Love / Choo Choo Train
  3. Happy Harry / Sunny Morning / My Name Is Jack
  4. Honey / Du solst nicht weinen
  5. Der Computer Nr. 3 / Lazy Sunday / Last Night in Soho

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Show and Tell


Album: Show and Tell

Artist: Ed Powell, Kay Lande, and the Golden Orchestra

Year: Unknown

Label: Golden Record

Special Features: Show and tell wall chart included to guide your child in do-it-yourself activities with numbers, letters. clock, yardstick, and calendar.

ShowAndTell_WallChart_Side1 ShowAndTell_WallChart_Side2

Track Listing:

  1. Show and Tell
  2. Days of the Week
  3. Relativity (It’s Amazing!)
  4. Numbers (Five Little Fingers & The March of the Ants)
  5. Color Magic (Red, Yellow & Blue)
  6. Pretend (Be a Birdie in a Nest)
  7. Let’s Measure Things (Yardsticks)
  8. Months of the Year
  9. Letters ! of the Alphabet
  10. How to Tell Left and Right
  11. Shapes (The Story of Poor Billy Blob)
  12. How to Tell Time