The groovy piano and harpsichord of Johnny Pearson leads this Brit ensemble with tight drumming by Kenny Clare. The title cut was a single on here, but there's a lot of other more obscure cuts on the LP, with a bit of a groovy Brit Sound Gallery feel to them. 12 numbers in all, including "Sca ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Space age pop galore – from a trio of very groovy sources! The Spotnicks start out the set with three cool guitar instrumentals – "Telstar", "Moonshot", and "Rocket Man" – done in their great blend of Ventures guitar modes and offbeat Joe Meek ... read moreCD
Early work from Yma Sumac – with that moody mix of other worldly vocals and semi-Latin instrumentation that made her a popular one with the early exotic crowd. Yma runs up and down the vocal scale, while Moises Vivanco leads the band in a set of crashing dramatic orchestrations with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yma Sumac —
Mambo! ... CD Capitol/Right Stuff, 1954. Used ...
Quite possibly our favorite album ever by the enigmatic Yma Sumac – thanks to some lively arrangements by Billy May, who gives the set a swinging jazzy groove! As you might guess from the cover, the style here is more in a Latin jazz mode than some of Yma's other more ethereal work – ... read moreCD
One of the earliest Capitol albums by otherworldly singer Yma Sumac! As with Yma's other records, the album features many original tunes written by Moise Vivanco – her frequent musical collaborator at the time, and the force behind much of the stronger South American musical elements of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yma Sumac, Barbara Cook, & Others —
Flahooley ... LP Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ...
One of the more obscure Yma Sumac albums from the 50s – a broadway production with a larger cast – and much more of a musical than Sumac's other records. Yma really stands out in the show, though – singing a few special numbers with music by Moises Vivanco – but the rest is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After Shock comes Panic – the sequel to Creed Taylor's previous album for ABC, and like that one, a very weird mix of jazzy backings, odd sound effects, and cool production techniques! The record begins with a familiar core – jazzy instrumentals, of the sort that Taylor was already ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
UA makes the film copyright cash register jingle big in this set of tracks from their James Bond films, performed by other artists in the catalog. Tracks include "Black On Pink" by Sir Julian, "James Bond Theme" from Ferrante & Teicher, "Girl Trouble" by John ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One song, swung a number of different ways – in this special 10" album that presents nine different readings of the classic Lecuona song "Taboo"! The tune was not just an exotica standard in the late 50s, but was a Latin classic too – and the versions here nicely skirt ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album