Andy Loore : Water Show Montparnasse 2000 : MP 55 (France, 1970's)
Not everybody knows this, but Andy Loore is a pseudonym for French library composer and musician Janko Nilovic. In fact, Nilovic was Yugoslavian - I'm not sure he ever became French - but he worked out of Paris and released many albums on the legendary Montparnasse 2000 library label. Many of his albums contain some of the best jazz and pop sounds to come out of France in the late 60s and 70s. Fortunately, several of his rarest albums have been reissued on CD, but not so this LP.
Up this week we present the leather bracelet and s'mores flavored sounds of the children of Camp Akiba. Who can forget those summer camp days filled with nature walks, arts and crafts, and staging elaborate Broadway musical reviews? Certainly not the kids who attended Camp Akiba in 1975. Side one of the album is a real shout fest as the kids scream their respective camp team’s songs, mostly popular songs with the words changed. For example, 'Maria' from West Side Story becomes 'Akiba', a tribute and sort of alma mater for the camp. Side two is where the real fun begins. Here we are treated to four musical reviews with some seriously high energy performances
Narrated by Nelson Olmsted and Tex Antoine Music Adapted and Conducted by Norman Leyden
I was lucky enough to find this rare EP in beautiful condition and hope you enjoy it's excellent sound quality. Four Ludwig Bemelmans stories combined with the music of master composers, Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven and Rossini. Madeline is right up there with Curious George, Blueberries for Sal, Caps for Sale and The Biggest Bear as one of my all time favorite books as a child. Enjoy this lovely recording!
"...actually i know so little abut this most excellent Lp that it's downright humiliating, It's based on the teachings of Edgar Cayce who was a Physic and Healer among other gifts and that's about all i know except that it is an Awesome, really bangin' example of late 60's early 70 hard rock going deep..."
The King of Jingaling cools off the long hot summer with a bit of Christmas in June...
This is not really an album, but an E.P. But they sure know how to pack tunes into 4 medleys. Fourteen songs on a little 45 is pretty good.
This is one of those items that I never heard of until it showed up on Ebay. One look at the cover and I had to have it, knowing nothing about it.
Apparently The BBBB (as I will affectionately refer to them) were the brainchild of Norrie Paramour, British record producer and onetime head of A&R for EMI's Columbia label (which went on to sign some long-haired Liverpudlian group...). They performed on BBC radio programs and became so popular that Paramour created touring versions of this primarily studio band. It also happens that The BBBB have also recorded with my faves, The Mike Sammes Singers, and there is a commercial CD release that is still in print: Big Ben Banjo Party
American actor John Garfield portrays all of the characters heard in this fascinating tale about white rabbits, black rabbits and a dastardly red fox.
Pastor McPurvis' sonic sermon is from Whistlin' in the Sunshine : A Profile of the Earthquakers
This week we are featuring the refreshing Now Sound of the Earthquakers. Led by musical director Issachar Miron, the group combines original compositions with complex, multi-instrument and wordless vocal arrangements to create an album of 12 extremely fun to listen to tracks. Issachar Miron was not a name that was familiar to me, and after reading his bio, I’m wondering why. Why this man who has worked with such diverse singers as Pete Seeger, Chubby Checker, and Jan Pierce, wrote film and television scores, is well represented in the classical music world, and is a leading Jewish liturgical music composer has not shown up on my musical radar before now is beyond me.
Now that the great Lutefisk kerfuffle has begun to die down, Iowahawk brings us a series of letters from the desk of a certain Senator...
Dear Mr. Gutierrez:
Nothing could have prepared me for the shock that awaited as I exited the front door of my home early Wednesday morning, where I discovered that your lawn crew had cut a swath of environmental destruction across my yard so horrifying that it only can be compared to the Rape of Nanking. I can scarcely bring myself to describe the killing fields that are my North azalea beds and the brutal degradation and torture suffered by the bluegrass around the locust tree by the rear patio. I am writing to inform you that I have contacted the US Department of Interior to conduct a full independent investigation into Gutierrez Brothers' actions in this matter. Please be advised that you may be subpoenaed for records pertaining to mower height, pruning shear maintenance, and leaf blower emissions. I would also advise your crewmen to heed the lessons of the Judgement At Nurenburg: although they may be spared the justice due their superiors, "I was only following orders" is not an excuse.
Sincerely, Senator Richard J. Durbin Washington, DC