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Brass Are Comin'
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1969. New Copy Gatefold
A really sweet riff on western soundtrack styles by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, though still in Herb's breezy 60s style – wonderful stuff, and a set that's a bit overlooked in his classic A&M canon! The way the bright and sunny Herb Alpert jazzy pop instrumental style melds so ... CD
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You Smile – The Song Begins
A&M, 1974. New Copy Gatefold
Nice one from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – working with arranger Quincy Jones! You Smile – The Song Begins comes at a pretty interesting point in which Herb was still working in the Spanish-inflected, jazzy instrumental groove of earlier years – but in a fresh way after a ... CD
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Summertime
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1971. New Copy Gatefold
A great later album from Herb – breaking past the simple hit style of the early A&M years, and growing into a sound that shows that he's been touched by all of the genius arrangers and conductors that he's let work at A&M over the years. The sound still has Herb's trumpet up front ... CD
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Warm
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1969. New Copy Gatefold
A classic level, though underrappreciated late 60s groover from Herb Albert! Of all of his great A&M records, this has always been one of our favorites. Why? Well, because it seems to break from the usual Tijuana Brass sound, and adds in some weird arrangements and cool instrumentation, and it's ... CD
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Coney Island
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1975. New Copy Gatefold
Sweet mid 70s work from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – still at the height of their powers on Coney Island – rolling effortlessly between upbeat, jazzy numbers and more laidback and melodic ones! This one has a pretty big sound overall, all produced and arranged by Herb, who is ... CD
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Look For A Star – 1959 to 1962
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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A cool collection that brings together the two different halves of Brit maestro Tony Hatch – his own instrumental work of the 60s, and his music with a rang eof different singers too! The back half of the record features very groovy early work from the Tony Hatch Orchestra – material ... CD
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El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
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Two very different slices of work from the Brit easy scene at the start of the 60s – TV music from arranger John Gregory, and a set of swinging vocal sides from the great Mike Sammes Singers! Gregory dominates the first record – which is split between an album of western themes, mostly ... CD
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Delirium In Hi Fi
Columbia, 1957. New Copy (reissue)
A lost Hi Fi gem! Released in America under the name of "Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band" – the record is actually a stunning collaboration between French orchestra leader Andre Popp and sound effects wizard Pierre Fatosme. The sound is wild and swinging, with a feel that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Presenting Popp!
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure US album that presents some late 50s work recorded by Parisian easy maestro Andre Popp! Popp's had a strong reputation for years as being the Esquivel of the other side of the Atlantic, and this album's a perfect illustration of that point – very much like the earliest Esquivel ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Portrait Of Leda
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
Heavyweight gold from guitarist Chet Atkins – two albums back to back! Solid Gold 68 is a sweet set that has the guitar of Chet Atkins taking on the big hits of the year – with surprisingly groovy results! The arrangers here are Bill Walker and Cam Mullins, and a number of the tunes ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy
Two late 60s RCA albums from Chet Atkins – back to back on a single CD! On Yestergroovin, Chet Atkins is groovin, but in a yesterday sort of way – hence the title of this sweet set from the start of the 70s! The record still has plenty of that excellent Atkins guitar work right up ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy
Two laidback gems from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Six Hours Past Sunset is moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy
A Henry Mancini double header – two albums back to back! First up is Theme From Z – cool Mancini work from the start of the 70s – a record that offers a nice step forward from his scoring styles of the 60s, with a slightly orchestral feel as well! The arrangements here are full, ... CD
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Music Of Norma Lyon
Mississippi/Little Axe, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A weird mix of watery piano and organ lines from Norma Lyon – an obscure Northwest Pacific composer of the 60s, heard here in a self-produced album from the time! The record's divided up into two very poetic sides – "Sea Sketches" and "Dune Sketches" – each of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Brass Ivory & Strings/Brass On Ivory
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy
A pair of albums recorded by Henry Mancini with Doc Severinson – back to back on a single CD! Brass, Ivory, & Strings is very groovy 70s work from Henry Mancini – way more than you might expect from the strings in the title! The album's got a pretty upbeat feel at times – a ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy
A pair of albums from RCA piano legend Floyd Cramer – both following a very successful format for the 60s! First up is Class Of 66 – a set that mixes the tinkling piano of Cramer with some larger, fuller backings from Bill McElhiney – all recorded in RCA's Nashville studios, but ... CD
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Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy
A pair of surprisingly sweet albums from the Elgart brothers – back to back on a single CD! Girl Watchers is maybe the grooviest album ever from the team of Les & Larry Elgart – as you can probably guess from the title! The set's awash in groovy tunes from the late 60s – not ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
A pair of piano instrumental albums from Nashville's legendary Floyd Cramer! First up is Super Country Hits – a set that has Floyd tippling the ivories through 70s instrumental updates of older country hits – done with a sweet RCA studio vibe, and that floating, suspended style of ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy
Floyd Cramer takes it to school – with two of his "class" albums from the 70s! Class Of 73 is a mighty nice set – a record that has the trademark Cramer piano getting maybe a bit more of a contemporary touch in the hands of arranger Barry McDonald – who swirls in ... CD
 
Updated September 25, 2016


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