Tetsuo Sakurai – Talking Bass (2012)

FrontCover1Tetsuo Sakurai (櫻井(桜井) 哲夫 Sakurai Tetsuo, born 13 November 1957) is a Japanese bassist. To date, he has released a total of 37 albums as a member of Casiopea and Jimsaku and solo artist, and has also made 3 bass instructional videos.

Tetsuo Sakurai started playing bass when he was 13 years old.

In 1976, Sakurai, with Issei Noro, founded jazz fusion band Casiopea. He released 19 albums while in Casiopea but later left the band with Akira Jimbo in 1989 over musical differences. Both of them then went on to form a new jazz fusion supergroup, Jimsaku. Jimsaku was active for nine years, until 1998, when it was disbanded and both Sakurai and Jimbo went on to pursue individual solo careers.

Sakurai’s third solo album TLM20, released in 2000, was recorded live in a concert with Casiopea members Issei Noro and Minoru Mukaiya, Akira Jimbo, and Kazuki Katsuta of Dimension. The fourth solo album Gentle Hearts, released in 2001, was recorded with Greg Howe & Dennis Chambers. The fifth solo album Cartas do Brasil was released in 2003 and was a vocal ballad cover album recorded in Rio de Janeiro with Djavan, Ivan Lins, Rosa Passos and other artists.[who?] In 2004, Tetsuo toured with Greg & Dennis. The following year, the tour live performances was released on DVD titled Gentle Hearts Tour 2004.

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Sakurai is currently composing and playing his own music as a solo artist with domestic and foreign musicians. (by wikipedia)

A new solo album by Japanese famous bassist Tetsuo Sakurai released on this summer in Japan.
This album contains 10 musics; 8 cover songs (Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Micheal Jackson,
Jaco Pastorius, and so on.) and 2 self-cover musics.
And Marcus Miller plays on “Butterfly” for guest!

These musics are slow and medium tempo arranged -Jazz, standard, pops and ballade.
Moreover, he plays Warwick Infinity 5 strings as main bass; Fodera 5 strings, Fodera
Emperor II 6 strings fletless and Fender Jazz Bass Jaco Pastorious tribute model.
And he plays guitar and sings some songs.

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Many genres of music harmonized on his bass-play, and appears his humanity.
In this album base melody sing like talking as beautifully as lead instrument.
It’s a heartwarming, gently and sweet album.
Hope to listened by his fan all around the world.

Songs List;
01. The Long And Winding Road (John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
– Beatles song cover plays fletless bass
02. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker)
– Charles Parker music cover like Jaco Pastorious bass play
03. Butterfly (Herbie Hancock)
– Herbie Hancock music cover play with Marcus Miller
04. Sunflower (Henry Mancini)
– “Sunflower” movie track by Henry Mancini plays fletless bass
05. I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
– Stevie Wonder song cover plays 8 tracks bass
06. I Can’t Help It (Susaye Greene / Stevie Wonder)
– Micheal Jackson song cover with his vocal and guitar
07. Sailing Alone (Tetsuo Sakurai)
– Tetsuo Sakurai self-coverd plays one bass
08. Alisa (Tetsuo Sakurai)
– Tetsuo Sakurai self-covered plays bass and guitar
09. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
– American standard song cover solo bass play
10. Miagete Goran Yoru No Hoshi Wo (Rokusuke Ei / Taku Izumi)
– Japanese song cover with his vocal (by Kanako Takizawa)

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Personnel:
Tetsuo Sakurai (bass, guitar, vocal, programmin
Imaizumi Taiki (keyboards)
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Tracklist:
01. The Long And Winding Road (Lennon/McCartney) 4.08
02. Donna Lee (Parker) 3.07
03. Butterfly (Hancock) 5.54
04. Sunflower (Mancini) 3.56
05. I Wish (Wonder) 3.34
06. I Can’t Help It (Greene/Wonder) 4.07
07. Sailing Alone (櫻井哲夫)(Sakurai) 4.22
08. Alisa (櫻井哲夫)(Sakurai) 4.40
09. Stardust (Carmichael) 2.39
10. Miagete Goran Yoru No Hoshi Wo 見上げてごらん夜の星を (永六輔/いずみたく)(Ei/Izumi) 4.49

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Blood, Sweat & Tears – Child Is Father To The Man (1968)

FrontCover1Child Is Father to the Man is the debut album by Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in February 1968. It reached number 47 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in the United States.

 

A teenaged Al Kooper went to a concert for jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson in 1960. Ferguson’s performance served as the catalyst to start a rock band with a horn section. Originally in a band called The Blues Project, Kooper left after the band leader rejected his idea of bringing in a horn section. He then left for the West Coast and found bassist Jim Fielder who believed in the songs that Kooper wrote. Though Kooper had big ideas for his next project, he didn’t have the money to bring his ideas to fruition. He then threw a benefit for himself and invited several musicians he previously worked with, such as Judy Collins, Simon & Garfunkel, David Blue, Eric Andersen and Richie Havens. All of the performances were sold out, which led Kooper to believe that the gigs helped him. Unfortunately, the owner of the Au Go Go added numerous expenses to the gross receipts that the net receipts after the performance wasn’t enough to get a plane ticket or a taxi to the airport.

He later called Fielder and convinced him to come to New York. He also asked Bobby Colomby, Anderson and Steve Katz, who was his bandmate in his former band The Blues Project. Colomby called Fred Lipsius and the band placed an ad in The Village Voice for more horn players. Within a month, the band assembled an eight piece which also contained Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss and Dick Halligan. Kooper then asked John Simon to produce them, after being fresh off from producing Simon & Garfunkel’s album Bookends. The album was recorded in two weeks in December 1967. Simon asked all of the members to record their material in one take so he could study songs and make useful suggestions to the arrangements.

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After a brief promotional tour, Colomby and Katz ousted Kooper from the band, which led to Child is Father to the Man being the only BS&T album on which Kooper ever appeared. The band would later have a number one album and several Grammys, although Kooper felt they were playing music that he didn’t agree with. Despite being asked to leave Blood, Sweat & Tears, Kooper felt everything worked out well for him and the band.

In the United States Child Is Father to the Man peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart. It failed to generate any Top 40 singles, although “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” and “I Can’t Quit Her” found some play on progressive rock radio.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 264 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The title is a quotation from a similarly titled poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, slightly misquoting a poem by William Wordsworth called “My Heart Leaps Up”. (by wikipedia)

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Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper’s finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures, taking in classical and jazz elements (including strings and horns), all without losing the pop essence that makes the hybrid work. This is one of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late ’60s, a time when you could borrow styles from Greenwich Village contemporary folk to San Francisco acid rock and mix them into what seemed to have the potential to become a new American musical form. It’s Kooper’s bluesy songs, such as “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” and “I Can’t Quit Her,” and his singing that are the primary focus, but the album is an aural delight; listen to the way the bass guitar interacts with the horns on “My Days Are Numbered” or the charming arrangement and Steve Katz’s vocal on Tim Buckley’s “Morning Glory.” Then Kooper sings Harry Nilsson’s “Without Her” over a delicate, jazzy backing with flügelhorn/alto saxophone interplay by Randy Brecker and Fred Lipsius. This is the sound of a group of virtuosos enjoying itself in the newly open possibilities of pop music. Maybe it couldn’t have lasted; anyway, it didn’t. (by William Ruhlmann)

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Personnel:
Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Bobby Colomby (drums, percussion, vocals)
Jim Fielder (bass)
Dick Halligan (trombone)
Steve Katz (guitar, lute, vocals)
Al Kooper (keyboards, ondioline, vocals)
Fred Lipsius (piano, saxophone)
Jerry Weiss (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)
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Anahid Ajemian (violin)
Fred Catero (sound effects)
Harold Coletta (viola)
Paul Gershman (violin)
Al Gorgoni (organ, guitar, vocals)
Manny Green (violin)
Julie Held (violin)
Doug James (shaker)
Harry Katzman (violin)
Leo Kruczek (violin)
Harry Lookofsky (violin)
Charles McCracken (cello)
Melba Moorman (background vocals)
Gene Orloff (violin)
Valerie Simpson (background vocals)
Alan Schulman (cello)
John Simon (keyboards, cowbell)
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Tracklist:
01. Overture (Kooper) 1.32
02. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Kooper) 5.57
03. Morning Glory (Beckett/Buckley) 4.16
04. My Days Are Numbered (Kooper) 3.19
05. Without Her (Nilsson) 2.41
06. Just One Smile (Newman) 4.38
07. I Can’t Quit Her (Kooper/Levine) 3.38
08. Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes (Katz) 3.24
09. Somethin’ Goin’ On (Kooper) 8.00
10. House In The Country (Kooper) 3.04
11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud (Kooper) 4.12
12. So Much Love/Underture (Goffin/King/Kooper) 4.47

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Various Artists – Playboy’s Latin Jazz Christmas – A Not So Silent Night (2001)

FrontCover1Playboy’s Christmas gift (from 2001) will do much more than simply look good sitting under the tree. Combining lively salsa, smooth jazz and dramatic Afro-Cuban measures into one attractive package makes sense. This should appeal to a broad audience. Arturo Sandoval and Ed Calle work side by side to create charged particles. The ebb and flow of their dance movements makes for a festive evening. Poncho Sanchez and his band provide dramatic interpretations of classic Christmas songs. Sheila E. sings “Santa Baby” the way it was meant to be. Caribbean Jazz Project supplies several smooth jazz arrangements, while Pete Escovedo provides a vocal offering of the classic “Feliz Navidad.”

Like most of us, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner remembers the development of Latin jazz from Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo to Stan Kenton and Machito, followed by several critical waves in the limelight. Of course, the roots go back much earlier. A century of Latin influence has strengthened jazz in general.

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Like the mixture of traditional Afro-Cuban music and lively salsa presented at this year’s Playboy Jazz Festival, the music tends to unify an audience. This Christmas gift serves to remind us of the traditional meaning of the holiday season, while adding lively rhythms that we can enjoy again and again. (by allaboutjazz.com)

A real great album … here you´ll hear very new versions of old christmas songs … and “What Child Is This” is of course another titel for “Greensleeves”

Enjoy this trip to Latin music ….

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Personnel:
Justo Almario-(saxophone)
Tony Banda (bass)
Ramon Banda (timbales)
Richard Bravo (percussion)
Ed Calle (saxophone, synthesizers, programming, flute, piano)
Sal Cracchiolo (trumpet)
Sheila E. (vocals, percussion)
Juan Escovedo (percussion)
Pete Escovedo (vocals, timbales)
Lewis Fasman (trumpet)
Jim Gasior (piano)
Jim Hacker (trumpet)
Steve Khan (guitar)
Jeff Kievit (trumpet)
Jeff Kressman (trombone)
John Kricker (trombone)
Lee Levin (drums)
Murray Low (keyboards)
Melecio Magdaluyo (saxophone)
Scott Martin (saxophone)
Lynn Maybry (vocals)
Ray Obiedo (guitar)
Nicky Orta (bass)
Dafnis Prieto (drums, timbales)
Roberto Quintero (percussion)
Jose “Papo” Rodriguez (percussion)
Ruben Rodriguez (bass)
Poncho Sanchez (percussion)
Dave Samuels (vibraphone)
Arturo Sandoval (trumpet)
Dana Teboe (trombone)
David Torres (piano)
Francisco Torres (trombone)
Dave Valentin (flute)
Mark Van Wageningen (bass)
Paul Van Wageningen (drums)
Wayne Wallace (trombone)
Dan Warner (guitar)

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Tracklist:
01. Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval & Jim Gasior: Jingle Bells (Traditional) 6.57
02. Caribbean Jazz Project: Sleigh Ride (Anderson(Parrish) 4.53
03. Poncho Sanchez: What Child Is This (Traditional) 5.20
04. Ed Calle & Arturo Sandoval: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Gillespie/Coots) 5.49
05. Sheila E.: Santa Baby (Javits/P.Springer/F.Springer) 4.08
06. Caribbean Jazz Project: Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional) 4.51
07. Ed Calle & Dan Warner: White Christmas (Berlin) 5.12
08. Caribbean Jazz Project: Silent Night (Gruber) 5.59
09. Poncho Sanchez: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin/Blane) 4.46
10. Ed Calle & Justo Almario: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) 5.16
11. Pete Escovedo & Ray Obiedo: Feliz Navidad (Feliciano) 3.43

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Willie Nelson – Stardust (1978)

FrontCover1Stardust is the 23rd studio album by Willie Nelson that spans the genres of pop, jazz, and country music. Its ten songs consist entirely of pop standards that Nelson picked from among his favorites. Nelson asked Booker T. Jones, who was his neighbor in Malibu at the time, to arrange a version of “Moonlight in Vermont”. Impressed with Jones’s work, Nelson asked him to produce the entire album. Nelson’s decision to record such well-known tracks was controversial among Columbia executives because he had distinguished himself in the outlaw country genre. Recording of the album took only ten days.

Released in April, Stardust was met with high sales and near-universal positive reviews. It peaked at number one in Billboard’s Top Country Albums and number thirty in the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, it charted at number one in Canadian RPM’s Country Albums and number twenty-eight in RPM’s Top Albums. The singles “Blue Skies” and “All of Me” peaked respectively at numbers one and three in Billboard’s Hot Country Singles.

In 1979, Nelson won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for the song “Georgia on My Mind”. Stardust was on the Billboard’s Country Album charts for ten years—from its release until 1988. The album also reached number one in New WillieNelsonZealand and number five in Australia in 1980. In 2003, the album was ranked number 257 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was originally certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in December 1978. In 1984, when it was certified triple platinum, Nelson was the highest-grossing concert act in the United States. In 2002, the album was certified quintuple platinum, and it was later inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame class of 2015. (by wikipedia)

At the height of outlaw country, Willie Nelson pulled off perhaps the riskiest move of the entire bunch. He set aside originals, country, and folk and recorded Stardust, a collection of pop standards produced by Booker T. Jones. Well, it’s not entirely accurate to say that he put away country and folk, since these are highly idiosyncratic interpretations of “Georgia on My Mind,” “All of Me,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” blending pop, country, jazz, and folk in equal measures. It’s not that Willie makes these songs his own, it’s that he reimagines these songs in a way that nobody else could, and with his trusty touring band, he makes these versions indelible.

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It may be strange to think that this album, containing no originals from one of America’s greatest songwriters, is what made him a star, and it continues to be one of his most beloved records, but it’s appropriate, actually. Stardust showcases Nelson’s skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album, which is why it was a sensation upon its release and grows stronger with each passing year. (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

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Personnel:
Paul English (drums)
Chris Ethridge (bass)
Booker T. Jones (keyboards)
Rex Ludwick (drums)
Bobbie Nelson (piano)
Willie Nelson (vocals, guitar)
Jody Payne (guitar)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Bee Spears (bass)

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Tracklist:
01. “Stardust (Carmichael/Parish) 3.53
02. Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael/Gorrell) 4.20
03. Blue Skies (Berlin) 3.34
04. All Of Me (Simons/Marks) 3.54
05. Unchained Melody (North/Zaret) 3.50
06. September Song (Weill/Anderson) 4-35
07. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (McHugh/Fields) 2.36
08. Moonlight In Vermont (Suessdorf/Blackburn) 3.25
09. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington/Russell) 2.33
10. Someone To Watch Over Me (G.Gershwin/I.Gershwin) 4.03
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11. Scarlet Ribbons (Danzig/Segal) 4.30
12. I Can See Clearly Now (Nash)  4.18

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Marva Wright – Marvalous (1995)

FrontCover1Down in Louisiana, Marva Wright is called the Blues Queen. Fans of her energy-filled performances, both live and recorded, call her a lot of other things, too, like “Marvalous Marva.” The “bluesiana” numbers she favors are a strong showcase for her dynamic, gospel-rooted voice. One listen would be enough to convince any newcomer of her strengths, which is surprising in light of the fact that the vocalist was a late bloomer who didn’t turn professional until 1987, when she was creeping up on 40. Even then, she only began singing as a way to support her family with a second job. Bourbon Street in the Big Easy led to more than she had dreamed, ultimately landing her gigs in Europe and across the world, with stops in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Brazil. Her appearances in the U.S. include Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York, as well as Texas, California, Vermont, Colorado, and Florida.

Although she made a career out of music late in life, Wright actually began to sing much earlier, when she was nine years old. Like many artists, her first public singing efforts were heard in church, with her mother as her accompanist.

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Top honors in a school-sponsored singing competition followed. Later in life, she credited her mother, a piano player and singer in a gospel quartet, as one of her main influences. Mahalia Jackson, the esteemed gospel singer, was an early friend of the family. Early in 1989 during a live set at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, Wright made her first recording, “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean.” She made her debut on national television in 1991 when her hometown was the setting for a special that revolved around the Super Bowl. Heartbreakin’ Woman, Wright’s first full-length release, appeared later that year and garnered honors from the Louisiana Music Critics Association as Blues Album of the Year. The Times-Picayune placed it among the year’s Top Ten albums in the city. She has sung backup for such artists as Allen Toussaint, Glen Campbell, and Joe Cocker. The long list of others Wright has performed with includes Harry Connick Jr., Bobby McFerrin, Aaron Neville, Fats Domino, Lou Rawls, and Marcia Ball. (by Linda Seida)

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Marva Wright, who sings in clubs in New Orleans, has previously released a cassette tape from Tipitina’s (club), but this better-quality production shows what the lady can do. Big, belting gospel sound is burnished by wit and finesse. Her anthem “I Aint Built for Comfort, I’m Built for Speed” is here, along with some Irma Thomas and Koko Taylor covers (“It’s Raining” might make you forget Miss Thomas’s version) and more. “Members Only” (new to me) is great. Marva Wright deserves a national audience…she follows boldly in the footsteps of the queens of the blues, with her signature upbeat touch. Marvalous!!!!! (by an amazon customer)

A real superb blues & soul album from the blues queen of New Orleans !

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Personnel:
Thomas Bingham (guitar)
Lannie McMIllian (saxophone)
Lester Snell (keyboards)
Staff (bass, drums)
Marva Wright (vocals)
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Bertram Brown – William Brown – William C. Brown – Mashaa

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Tracklist:
01.  Members Only (Addison) 4.21
02. I Had A Talk With My Man (Davis/Caston) 4.18
03. Shake A Hand (Morris) 3.52
04. Driving Wheel (Burnett) 3.54
05. Further On Up The Road (Robey/Veasey) 3.29
06. Mr. Big Stuff (Broussard/Washington/Williams) 3.59
07. Built For Comfort (Dixon) 3.43
08. Wang Dang Doodle (Dixon) 5.14
09. You Can Have My Husband (LaBostrie) 3.06
10. Down Home Blues (Jackson) 4.04
11. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Lance/Singleton/Wallace) 3.03
12. You Send Me (Cooke) 3.54
13. It’s Raining (Neville) 4.02

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… but her website is still alive and well … great !

Stan Getz Quartet – Paris + The Netherlands (1971)

FrontCover1Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as “The Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman’s big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as “one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists”. Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964). (by wikipedia)

Between 1969 and 1972, Stan Getz, for the second time, moved from the United States to Europe where he lived with his family in Marbella (Spain) performing essentially in Europe with a quartet composed of three European musicians: Eddy Louiss (organ); René Thomas (guitar) and Bernard Lubat (drums). During this period the quartet never entered a recording studio and only three concerts have surfaced. The first one at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London (March 15, 16 and 17, 1971) issued as Dynasty, one in Paris on March 28, 1971; and another in The Netherlands (August 7, 1971).

Thanks to cosmikd for sharing the Paris show at Dime.

Recorded live at theStudio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France; March 28, 1971. International Jazz Festival, Loosdrecht, The Netherlands; August 7, 1971.
Very good FM broadcasts.

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Personnel:
Stan Getz (saxophone)
Bernard Lubat (drums)
Eddy Louiss (organ)
René Thomas (guitar)

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Tracklist:

Paris 1971:
01. Annie From Abyssinia (Lubat) 10.58
02. Our Kind Of Sabi (Louiss) 17.21
03. Mona (Mangelsdorff) 4.48
04. Theme For Emmanuel (Thomas) 15.40
05. I Remember Clifford (Golson )4.34
06. Dum Dum (Louiss) 11.25
07. Invitation (Kaper) 7.04
08. Chega de Saudade (Jobim) 15.33
09. Ballad For Leo (Thomas) 13.42
10. ‘Round Midnight (Monk) 5.27

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11. Dum Dum (Louiss) 7.21
12. Announcement 2.18
13. Theme For Emmanuel (Thomas) 11.47
14. Announcement 0.29
15. ‘Round Midnight (Monk) 4.54
16. Announcement 1.08
17. Invitation (Kaper) 5.41
18. Announcement 0.21
19. Ballad For Leo (Thomas) 14.13
20. Announcement 1.39
21. Dynasty (Louiss) 6.00

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Various Artists – Disney’s Christmas Favorites (1979)

FrontCover1Disney’s Christmas Favorites is a 1979 Disneyland Records LP album featuring Disney versions of Christmas songs. The songs are performed by Larry Groce, the Mike Sammes Singers, and the Disneyland Children’s Sing-along Chorus, and the backing instrumentals are by the Golden Strings.

The following tracks have been released as instrumental versions by the Golden Strings on non-Disney Christmas albums: “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Frosty the Snow Man” and “Silent Night.”
The tracks “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells” were used on the 1988 sing-along video Very Merry Christmas Songs.

And this album brings sentimental memories:

Had an old copy of this album from back in the 80’s when my childeren were small. It was their favorite Christman album. Now I am a grandfather and my daughter found our old album and wanted to play it for her 2 year old but it was all scratched up. This purchase resolved the problem……..and brought back plenty of wonderful memories for me. (by Roger Howard)

And in the artwork section you´ll find 7 tracks from the Japanese editon …

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Personnel:
Larry Groce –  The Mike Sammes Singers – The Disneyland Children’s Sing-along Chorus – David Seville and the Chipmunks – Ferlin Husky
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Tracklist:
01. Larry Groce & Children’s Chorus: White Christmas (Berlin) 2.38
02. The Mike Sammes Singers: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks) 2.18
03. Children’s Chorus: We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Traditional) 1.31
04. Larry Groce & Children’s Chorus: Winter Wonderland /Bernard/Smith) 2.35
05. Children’s Chorus: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (Traditional) 2.04
06. The Mike Sammes Singers: Do You Hear What I Hear? (Baker/Regney) 2.45
07. Larry Groce: O Christmas Tree (Traditional) 2.41
08. Larry Groce: Frosty The Snow Man (Rollins/Nelson) 2.14
09. Children’s Chorus: Jingle Bells (Pierpont) 2.30
10. Larry Groce & Children’s Chorus: Deck The Halls (Traditional/Oliphant) 2.51
11. The Mike Sammes Singers: Little Drummer Boy (Simeone/Davis) 3.23
12. Larry Groce: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Gillespie/Coots) 2.37
13. Larry Groce: Silent Night (Gruber/Mohr/Young) 2.37
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14. David Seville and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) (Seville) 1.54
15. Ferlin Husky: I Wish It Could Be Christmas All Year Long (Husky) 2.39

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