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  • Talk about your comeback albums. This release became the Chairman of the Board’s most commercially successful album. My dad’s favorite voice was finding it hard to sell records during the early days of rock and roll. And he wasn’t finding the top of charts as often.

    He once again teamed up with the Nelson Riddle orchestra and this time struck Grammy gold.

    So get ready to hear The Voice most heard around our house when I was growing up in Volume 171: Sinatra is No Stranger.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    Strangers In The NightArranged By – Ernie FreemanProducer – Jimmy BowenWritten-By – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder

    Summer WindWritten-By – Henry Mayer and Johnny Mercer

    All Or Nothing At AllWritten-By – Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence

    You're Driving Me Crazy!Written-By – Walter Donaldson

    On A Clear DayWritten-By – Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane

    Yes Sir, That's My Baby!Written-By – Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson

    The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (classic Sinatra phrasing)Written-By – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • We finish up a month of celebration for what would have been Glenn Miller’s 120th birthday March first. And we finish by getting back to the man himself.

    We’re not ending this memorial month with just any album in my dad’s collection. I refer to it with the same name as a popular and influential Beatles record.

    This album has always caught my eye, and a few times my toe as it has the largest cover in the collection and sticks out beyond all the others, and it is made of a near-wood material. It also has one of the best selections of Glenn Miller’s recordings. Some studio. Some from his live national radio broadcasts.

    So get ready to hear the last two sides of this great compilation record set from the most famous big band conductor there was in Volume 170: Miller's White Album Record 5.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    Glenn Miller And His Orchestra – RCA Victor Collectors Issue Second PressingLabel: RCA Victor – LPT 6700Format: 5 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, ReissueReleased: 1960Genre: JazzStyle: Big Band, swing

    Released in a binder with a 14 page liner notes booklet.

    The original release of this set was a limited edition in 1953, and the Second Pressing was actually first released in Canada in 1956.

    We will hear 6 of the 12 songs from record five of the collection, which is sides 5 and 6. Spindle numbering. The other side of the record is not the next side. The next side is the next record.

    Baby MeVocals – Kay StarrWritten-By – Archie Gottler, Harry Harris and Lou HandmanJanuary 26, 1939

    Love With A Capital "You"Vocals – Kay StarrWritten-By – Leo Robin and Ralph RaingerJanuary 26, 1939

    Oh So GoodWritten-By – Jerry GrayBroadcast September 5, 1941Bobby Hacket on guitar

    Sun Valley JumpWritten-By – Jerry GrayJanuary 17, 1941

    Rug Cutter's SwingWritten-By – Horace HendersonJanuary 29, 1940

    King Porter StompWritten-By – Jelly Roll MortonBroadcast March 12, 1940

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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  • IMPORTANT! If you downloaded this before 7PM April 1, there is an 18 second SKIP in the original mp3 file. Not sure how that happened. Sorry for the inconvenience. This new one should be fixed.

    This is not an episode of Spinning My Dad's Vinyl. It was the only place I could share this music mix for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024.

    Music to watch an eclipse by

    We've been looking forward to the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that is hitting parts of North America for a long time. I bought a special camera filter to take photos of the phenomenon. We bought really nice Eclipse glasses a couple of months prior. We'll be smoking ribs and chicken while enjoying the spectacular with high school friends in from D.C. IF THE WEATHER HOLDS! It is northeast Ohio.

    But, of course, I needed to create a special music mix for the occasion.

    Most people think you should just play Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon to time the song Eclipse's last words to end at the start of totality: "...and the sun is eclipsed by the moon." While my playlist starts with the beginning of that classic album and brings in totality with those lyrics from that song, the list will showcase more eclipse/moon-themed songs from many different music genres. After totality, you'll get to enjoy more sun-based music to bring you to the end of the eclipse, which will be capped by Satchmo's What A Wonderful World.

    By the way...I chose Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence for totality.

    No matter where you are along the path, if you start this 2024 Eclipse Music Mix EXACTLY 1 hour and 15 minutes before totality starts in your vicinity, the transition I just described should line up properly. You can see the playlist below the audio player.

    Enjoy the show that nature is providing us backed by some great music.

    Were there other great tunes to use? You bet. But I had time constraints and needed to back time exactly to totality and then to the end.

  • Week four of celebrating what would have been Glenn Miller’s 120th birthday March first, brings us to another album from a different orchestra playing music made famous by Miller.

    A couple of weeks ago I played an album by Bobby Hackett. THAT Bobby actually played with Glenn Miller before world war 2. Music you are about to hear features the Bobby Krane Orchestra. THIS Bobby…doesn’t exist.

    So get ready to hear recordings that came from a sound-alike record label playing more of that famous clarinet over saxophone swing in Volume 169: Krane's Miller Tribute.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    Bobby Krane His Trombone And Orchestra* – A Tribute To Glenn MillerLabel: Bravo! Records – K-118Series: Grand Prix SeriesFormat: Vinyl, LP, Album, StereoReleased: 1962 Genre: Jazz, PopStyle: Big Band

    We will hear 6 of the ten songs from the album

    I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoowritten by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

    Jeannie With The Light Brown Hairwritten by Stephen C. Foster

    Volga BoatmanA traditional Russian songBill Finegan's jazz arrangement for the Glenn Miller band took the song to #1 in the US charts in 1941.

    HabaneraWritten aby Georges Bizet the 19th century French composer

    Anitra's DanceWritten by Edvard Grieg the 19th century Norwegian composer

    Chattanooga Choo Choo written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • We continue Glenn Miller month in celebration of what would have been his 120th birthday on March 1.

    My dad was obviously a big Glenn Miller fan or we wouldn’t have been able to do this month-long celebration of his music. He owned 12 33 ⅓ RPM Vinyl records of Glenn Miller performing his music, later conductors of the Miller band, and other band leaders recording Glenn’s music. My dad owned even more Miller music on the original 78 RPM Shellac records.

    Now, if you are a follower of this show, you’ll also know my dad was a really big Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass fan. He owned 12 records of the TJB.

    In this episode we bring them together with the Buddy DeFranco led Glenn Miller band from the 1960s. Sort of an early mashup.

    So get ready to hear one popular band play music from another popular band in Volume 168: Miller Band Translates TJB.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Buddy DeFranco – Something New - Translates The Tijuana Brass HitsLabel: Epic – LN 24206Format: Vinyl, LPReleased: 1966 Genre: JazzStyle: Big Band

    We will hear 7 of the 10 songs on the album.

    A Taste Of HoneyWritten-By – Bobby Scott and Ric MarlowHerb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass recorded the most popular instrumental version of the song with a cover on their 1965 album, Whipped Cream & Other Delights.

    I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouWritten-By – George Bassman and Ned Washingtonfrom the album Going Places in 1965

    The Third Man ThemeWritten-By – Anton Karas!!Going Places!! (1965) for A&M Records.

    Dating Game DuoWhipped CreamWritten-By – Naomi NevilleIt is the title track of their 1965 LP, Whipped Cream & Other Delights, and was released as the lead single from the album.

    Spanish FleaWritten-By – Julius Wechterfrom the album Going Places in 1965

    Tijuana TaxiWritten-By – Ervan Coleman!!Going Places!! (1965) for A&M Records.

    The Lonely BullWritten-By – Sol LakeThe song was the title track to the album The Lonely Bull, released in December 1962. The Herb Alpert single represents the first release on A&M Records.

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • I think this record might go down as my favorite from the five records we are playing in the month of March to celebrate what would have been Glenn Miller’s 120th birthday on March first.

    The featured trumpet player on this album has such a soft sound that really fits in with the Miller sound, yet stands out to make each song his own. His solos are delicate, yet hardly boring. As they were when he played for the Miller band.

    He was a cool-toned cornetist who always sounded relaxed no matter what the setting or the tempo.

    So get ready to hear some great songs made famous by the Glenn Miller orchestra in a setting of wall to wall strings and brass in Volume 167: Bobby's Miller Pearls.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

    Here's the article from Kim Filed mentioned in this episode.

    Credits and copyrights

    Bobby Hackett – A String Of PearlsLabel: Epic – LN 24174Format: Vinyl, LP, AlbumReleased: 1965Genre: JazzStyle: Big Band

    We'll hear 6 of the 12 songs on this album.

    A String Of PearlsComposed by Jerry Gray

    Moonlight SerenadeComposed by Glenn Miller

    Georgia On My MindWritten by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell

    Tuxedo JunctionWritten by Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, and Julian Dash

    Poor ButterflyMusic was written by Raymond Hubbell inspired by Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly

    In The MoodBased on the composition "Tar Paper Stomp" by Wingy Manone

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • My dad really loved his big bands. And what bigger big band than the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

    March first, Glenn Miller would have been 120 years old. So we are going to celebrate his birthday all month with his music and musical style.

    My dad had a ton of Miller music, and while I have already featured him many times on this show, you’ll be introduced to an even larger portion of it this month including a return to the most distinctive album in his collection which we’ll feature in four weeks.

    So, get ready to hear one of this bandleader’s compilation disks released 12 years after his death, to kick off an entire month of his music in Volume 166: This Is Glenn Miller.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    Glenn Miller And His Orchestra – This Is Glenn MillerLabel: RCA Victor – LPM 1190Format: Vinyl, LP, CompilationReleased: 1956Genre: JazzStyle: Swing, Big BandPressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis

    Liner Notes – George T. Simon

    Johnson RagWritten-By – Guy Hall, Henry KleinkaufArranged By – Bill FineganSoloists on sax – Al Klink and Tex BenekeSoloist, Trombone – Glenn MillerSoloist, Trumpet – Clyde Hurley

    Beautiful OhioWritten-By – Ballard MacDonald, Mary EarlArranged By – Jerry GraySoloist, Piano – Chummy McGregorSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Tex Beneke

    AdiosWritten-By – Eddie Woods, Enric MadrigueraArranged By – Jerry GrayBass – Doc GoldbergTrumpet [Muted] – Mickey McMickle

    Londonderry Airtraditional Irish melodyArranged By – J. C. McGregor and Glenn MillerCelesta – Chummy McGregor

    Anvil ChorusWritten-By – Giuseppe Verdi yes, the 19th century Italian Opera ComposerArranged By – Jerry GraySoloist – Tex BenekeSoloist, Bass – Trigger AlpertSoloist, Clarinet – Ernie CaceresSoloist, Trumpet – Billy May

    Bugle Call RagWritten-By – Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel and Jack Pettis

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Time to pull out the 14th of the 24 records from the six box set from the Franklin Mint. And I’ve been having so much fun listening to this one.

    In fact, I’m going to play a few more tunes than my normal six that I like to keep these episodes to because, quite frankly, there was so much good music on this disc I didn’t know where to stop.

    The featured trumpet player you’ll be hearing was known as the bridge between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. But he had a style all his own that was quite influential in his own right.

    So, get ready to hear the musician that seemed to have the trumpet permanently glued to his lips in Volume 165: Little Jazz on Horn Part 2.

    More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it. https://www.discogs.com/release/11735925-various-Louis-Armstrong-Roy-Eldridge-Jazz-Masterpieces

    Credits and copyrights

    Louis Armstrong Roy Eldridge Jazz MasterpiecesLabel: The Franklin Mint Record Society – JAZZ 001: 1/2/3/4Series: part of both! The Greatest Jazz Recordings Of All Time and the Institute Of Jazz Studies Official Archive CollectionFormat: Box Set, Red Box, 4 x Red vinyl LPs, Compilation, Released: 1982Genre: JazzStyle: Swing

    We will hear 8 of the 12 songs from this album

    Artie Shaw & His Orchestra – Little JazzComposed by Roy Eldridge and Buster Harding

    Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra – Twilight TimeMusic by the Three Suns (Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, and Artie Dunn)

    King David & His Little Jazz – Easter ParadeWritten by Irving Berlin

    Roy Eldridge Sextet – School DaysWritten by Gus Edwards

    The Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter Quintet – I Still Love Him SoWritten by Roy Eldridge & Benny Carter

    Coleman Hawkins - Roy Eldridge – HanidWritten by Coleman Hawkins

    Roy Eldridge & Claude Bolling – Fireworks Composed by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams

    Roy Eldridge Trio – UndecidedWritten by Sid Robin and Charlie Shavers

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • It’s another Valentine's special. And time for another romantic voice.

    Joining me once again is my girlfriend Karen.

    I rarely recognize the song titles or the artist names of the music Frank picks, but I recognized this one. While my parents didn’t listen to the same kind of music his parents did, Johnny Mathis was still played a lot by my mom.

    And why not? He has one of the most recognizable, elegant, romantic voices ever recorded. And it just makes you want to cuddle up with the one you love.

    So, get ready to hear a voice tailor-made for this specific holiday in Volume 164: A Faithful Valentine.

    More information about this album: More information about this album: See the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    Johnny Mathis – FaithfullyLabel: Columbia – CS 8219Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, StereoReleased: December 21, 1959. Genre: PopStyle: Vocal

    The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts.

    Arranger, Conductor – Glenn Osser

    FaithfullyWritten-By – Burt Bacharach, and Sydney Shaw

    Nobody Knows (How Much I Love You)Written-By – Bart Howard

    TonightWritten-By – Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

    MariaWritten-By – Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

    Blue GardeniaWritten-By – Bob Russell, and Lester Lee

    One Starry NightWritten-By – Abner Silver, and Sid Wayne

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • One hundred years ago tomorrow, February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York City, Paul Whiteman's band played the first public performance of Rhapsody in Blue with composer Gorge Gershwin playing the piano. It was orchestrated by Whiteman's arranger Ferdie Grofé.

    This album is one of at least three versions my dad owned of the famous song. He has a 1939 version from Whiteman that was released on 12 inch 78 RPM discs from the Decca record label. The Rhapsody is broken down into two sides. There's Gershwin's solo piano first recorded on piano roll, then transferred to the LP format in 1958. Then there's the one you are about to hear, which was recorded in 1958 to celebrate Whiteman's fifty years in music.

    So, get ready to hear an iconic American tune that is celebrating a century of popularity in Volume 163: 100 Years of Rhapsody.

    More information about this album: See the Discogs webpage for it.

    Credits and copyrights

    Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra – Rhapsody In BlueLabel: Grand Award – G.A. 33-502Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, MonoReleased: 1958Genre: JazzStyle: Big Band

    You will hear 4 of the 6 songs from this record.

    When Day Is DoneWritten by Buddy DeSylva

    Limehouse BluesMusic by Philip Braham

    Autumn LeavesMusic by Joseph Kosma

    Rhapsody In BlueComposed by George Gerswhin

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Here’s someone I mention often when I tell you who wrote a song. In fact, he’s one of the most popular songwriters of all time. He even sang on a few recordings too. Many of the songs you will hear on this episode you may recognize as being sung by a popular female vocalist, but this is all Burt. He wrote the music. He arranged it and conducted the orchestra. He also plays the piano.

    So, get ready to hear music that’s all about one guy in Volume 162: Burt Conducts Bacharach

    Credits and copyrights

    Burt Bacharach – Reach OutLabel: A&M Records – SP 4131Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, StereoReleased: 1967Genre: JazzStyle: Easy Listening

    We will hear 7 of the 11 songs on this record.

    All of the music was written, arranged, produced and conducted by Burt Bachrach.

    Reach Out For MeAlfieMessage To MichaelThe Look Of LoveI Say A Little PrayerWhat The World Needs Now Is LoveBond Street

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • The latin beat was all the rage when my dad was a teenager and young adult. You can tell he fell for it in a big way with all the Mambos, Cha Chas, Rhumbas, and Salsas he has in his collection. And like I’ve said before, it’s hard not to dance when the bongos, congas, timbales, and claves are working their magic.

    So get ready to hear, yet another musical trailblazer from Puerto Rico in Volume 161: The Latin Dance.

    Credits and copyrights

    Morales – Morales Latin Dance TimeLabel: Grand Prix Series – K-154Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, MonoCountry: USReleased: in 1962 I think. I'll tell you more in this episode's interesting side note. Genre: LatinStyle: Cha-Cha, Mambo, Pachanga

    We will hear 7 of the 10 songs on the album.

    Norin-Norinwritten by Noro Morales

    For Me And My Galwritten by Edgar Leslie, George W. Meyer, E. Ray Goetz

    Dark Eyes MamboWritten by Florian Hermann

    I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Sounds like another famous latin song for a while)written by Ned Washington, George Bassman

    Who's Sorry Nowwritten by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Ted Snyder

    The Children's Merenguewritten by Noro Morales

    Mississippi Mambowritten by Cliff Ferre

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • We pull out the second of four records my dad has from this singer. While he never had a number one hit, he did sell over 45 million records, and was viewed regularly by many million more TV viewers on his show.

    He got his start with his brothers singing for film productions in the 1940s. And he’s another halftime performer at an early Super Bowl.

    So get ready to hear music from the twentieth studio album by this pop singer with Volume 160: Andy Sets Us Free.

    Credits and copyrights

    Andy Williams – Born FreeLabel - Columbia – CL 2680Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Terre Haute PressingReleased: 1967Genre: JazzStyle: Easy Listening

    We will hear 6 of the 12 songs from the album.

    Born Free written for the 1966 movie of the same name.Written-By – Don Black and John Barry

    Spanish EyesWritten-By – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Sing, and Eddie Snyder

    SunnyWritten-By – Bobby Hebb

    I Want To Be FreeWritten-By – Tommy. Boyce and Bobby Hart

    Strangers In The NightWritten-By – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Sing, and Eddie Snyder

    Music To Watch Girls ByWritten-By – Sid Rami and Tony Velona

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • "The program you are about to see…well hear… is All in the Family. It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show — in a mature fashion — just how absurd they are."

    That was the disclaimer made before the start of the first episode of an early 1970s TV show where the main character is an obnoxious, prejudiced, big mouth, bigot, played by a brilliant actor, who actually was credited with bringing highly controversial subjects to light every week. But no matter what the subject, he was highly humorous. And millions laughed along.

    The character and the show was the brainchild of a TV mastermind that we just lost last month at the age of 101.

    So, Boy...get ready to hear the way Glenn Miller played, and songs on the hit parade, not really, there’s no music on this record, in Volume 159: Those Were The Days.

    Promised link to Norman Lear's obituary on NPR.org.

    Credits and copyrights

    Archie Meets MikeBreasts The Man In The Street The ElevatorStifleSammy's Visit

    I do not own the rights to this music or recording. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Here’s a great compilation disk to kick off the new year and season. It’s one of my dad’s favorite trumpet players who is famous for playing my dad’s favorite kind of music. Dixieland. In fact, Al is known as the king.

    But he also played some straightforward instrumentals that the critics complained about. Not only will you hear some of both those styles on this best of album, you get to hear him with a full orchestra and one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond.

    So get ready to hear a musician hailed as a one-man trumpet section in Volume 158: Hirt So Good.

    Promised link to Al Hirt's Obit in the Guardian.

    Credits and copyrights

    Al Hirt – The Best Of Al HirtLabel: RCA Victor – LPM-3309Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono, Indianapolis PressingReleased: 1965Genre: JazzStyle: Dixieland

    Conductor [Orchestras And Choruses] – Billy May, Henri René, Marty Paich

    8 of the 12 songs on the album.

    JavaWritten-By – Allen Toussaint, Alvin Tyle, and Freddy Fridaytaken from the album Honey in the Horn released in 1963.Of the 21 times Al Hirt was nominated for a Grammy Award, this was his only winner, bringing home the gramophone shaped trophy in 1964.

    Stranger In Paradise from the Broadway musical "Kismet."Written-By – George Forrest and Robert Wrighttaken from the album Trumpet and Strings released in 1962

    The Best Man - Another trumpet player and his singingArranged By, Conductor – Marty PaichVocals – Al Hirt and Ann-MargretWritten-By – Fred Wise, Roy Alfredtaken from the album Beauty and the Beard, an entire album he did with Ann Margret, released in 1964.

    Holiday For TrumpetWritten-By – Mario Ruiz Armengoltaken from the album Horn-a-Plenty released in 1962.

    I Love Paris from the musical Can CanWritten-By – Cole PorterThat was taken from the album Al (He's the King) Hirt and his Band released in 1961.

    Sugar LipsWritten-By – Billy Sherrill, Buddy Killentaken from the album Sugar Lips released in 1964.

    Cotton CandyWritten-By – Russ Damontaken from the album Cotton Candy released in 1964.

    Bourbon Street ParadeWritten-By – Paul Barbarinfrom the album Al Hirt at the Mardi Gras released in 1962.

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Happy New Year's Eve! When some of us think about our earliest memories of watching New Year’s Eve on TV, we’ll remember long before Ryan Seacrest and even before Dick Clark. This Guy, who brought the New York City ballroom celebration into our living rooms every year, goes back to even before this holiday was celebrated live on television. He formed the band during 1924 in his hometown of London, Ontario, Canada and sold more than 100 million records. Maybe as many as 300 million. So get ready to hear The Sweetest music this side of heaven, with a little sweet champagne to go with it, in Volume 157: 50 Years of Lombardo. Credits and copyrights Guy Lombardo – 50th Anniversary AlbumLabel: Suffolk Marketing, Inc. – SMI-1-8MFormat: Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, MonoReleased: 1977Genre: Jazz, PopStyle: Big Band, Easy Listening We will hear 8 of the 20 songs on the album. Boo HooWritten by Edward Heyman, John Jacob Loeb, Carmen Lombardo Humoresquewritten by Howard Johnson, Hugo Frey, and Antonín Dvořák Tales from the Vienna Woodswritten by Johann Strauss Best Things In Life Are Freewritten by Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, and Lew Brown The Band Played On written by John F. Palmer, and Charles B. Ward Harbor Lights with Vocal Chorus by Kenny Gardnerwritten by Jimmy Kennedy, and Hugh Williams Third Man Themewritten and performed by Anton Karas MedleyMoonlight & Roseswritten by Charles N. Daniels, Ben Black, Edwin LemareFar Away Placewritten by Alex Kramer, Joan WhitneyAuld Lang SyneTraditional I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Here's a disk that was in the record player stack every December. It was definitely played during Christmas eve and day...a lot! You can tell by the shape it's in.

    This is one of 12 records by this artist and one of a large list of Christmas Recordings from my dad’s collection. And it once again includes my dad’s favorite trumpet player SINGING a song.

    So get ready to feel that south of the border holiday spirit with Volume 156: Christmas Herb.

    Credits and copyrights

    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Christmas AlbumLabel: A&M Records – SP 4166Format Vinyl, LP, StereoReleased: 1968Genre: JazzStyle: Latin Jazz, Holiday, Easy Listening

    Voices and Strings arranged by Shorty Rogers.Art Direction – Tom Wilkes Engineer – Larry LevinePhotography By – Guy WebsterProducer – Jerry MossProducer, Arranged By – Herb Alpert

    Recorded At – A&M Studios

    Winter WonderlandWritten-By – Dick Smith and Felix Bernard

    Jingle BellsArranged By – Herb Alpert and John Pisano

    Sleigh RideWritten-By – Leroy Anders and Mitchell Parish

    The Christmas SongWritten-By – Mel Torme and Robert Wells

    Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It SnowWritten-By – Jule Stein and Sammy Cahn

    Jingle Bell Rock Written-By – Jim Boothe and Joe Beal

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Even though he was mostly into early jazz and pop, my dad liked his cowboy music too. And he bought a great collection in a 7-record box set. We’ve already featured two of those records in previous episodes. This record features a lot of music you have probably heard over the years yourself, but most likely by other bands. In fact, the eight songs you’ll hear have been recorded more than a thousand times combined. But you may have to check my math.

    So get ready to hear what is really Tumbling Tumbleweeds part 3 in Volume 155: Western Favorites.

    Credits and copyrights

    Various – Tumbling TumbleweedsLabel: Reader's Digest – RDA-229 / AFormat: 7 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation Box SetReleased: 1982Genre: Folk, World, & CountryStyle: Country

    The Sons Of The Pioneers–(Ghost) Riders In The Skywritten by Stan Jones

    The Sons Of The Pioneers–Ragtime Cowboy Joewritten by Grant Clarke, Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams

    The Sons Of The Pioneers–Don't Fence Me Inwritten by Cole Porter, Bob Fletcher

    Al Dexter–Pistol Packin' Mamawritten by Al Dexter

    Slim Whitman–Rhinestone Cowboywritten by Larry Weiss

    Tennessee Ernie Ford–Mule Trainwritten by Hy Heath, Johnny Lange, Fred Glickman

    Bing Crosby, Jimmy Dorsey– I'm An Old Cowhandwritten by Johnny Mercer

    Bing Crosby–Sioux City Suewritten by Max Freedman, Dick Thomas

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

  • Here’s another great compilation album from my father’s collection. It’s filled with music from some pretty big names in the music world. And every tune swings…hard. There is some serious 1950s grooving going on within these recordings. And it was put together to promote pens. And not the ballpoint kind.

    So, get ready to hear some of the most uptempo music you’ll find on this show with Volume 154: Swingin' Sounds.

    Credits and copyrights

    Various – Swingin' Sound!Label: Columbia Special Products – XTV-8229 and 30 (each side has a number)Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, StereoNobody seems to know when this ablum was released, it's not even listed on the CSP discography with a date, but I'm going with about 1961 or 62. Genre: Jazz, Classical

    Dave Brubeck - I'm in a Dancing Moodwritten by Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, and Maurice Siglerrecorded at Newport Jazz Festival July 6, 1956.

    Duke Ellington - Perdidowritten by Juan TizolFirst recorded on January 21, 1942. Ellington went on to record this song many times and I'm not sure when the version you just heard was recorded.

    Buddy Greco - The Lady Is A Trampwritten by Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hartrecorded at Le Bistro, on Rush Street in Chicago some time in 1959.

    André Previn, His Piano And Orchestra - Like Lovewritten by André Previn, and Dory PrevinReleased in 1960

    Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Cloudburstwritten by Jon Hendricks, Leroy Kirkland, and Jimmy HarrisDave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross Recorded that in 1959

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet With Carmen McRae - Paradiddle JoeWritten by John MorrisRecorded in New York City on September 9, 1960

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  • Here’s a fun find from my father’s LPs and an artist that we have not gotten to yet despite my dad having a couple records from him. He’s a piano player you might not have heard of, but you’ve probably heard in many famous recordings, including Elvis’ Heartbreak Hotel. He has also covered many hits and made hits for himself. All in his slip-note style. And he liked recording TV themes, as you’ll hear on this album.

    So, get ready to hear the young generation, cuz they’ve got something to say in Volume 153: Cramer's Monkees.

    Credits and copyrights

    Floyd Cramer – Floyd Cramer Plays The MonkeesLabel: RCA Victor – LPM-3811Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, DynagrooveReleased: 1967Genre: PopStyle: Pop Rock, Country

    (Theme From) The MonkeesWritten-By – Tommy Boyce-Bobby Hart

    I'm A BelieverWritten-By – Neil Diamond

    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit YouWritten-By – Neil Diamond

    Last Train To ClarksvilleWritten-By – Tommy Boyce-Bobby Hart

    Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another DayWritten-By – Steve Venet, Tommy Boyce

    Papa Gene's BluesWritten-By – Michael Nesmith

    (I'm Not Your) Steppin' StoneWritten-By – Tommy Boyce-Bobby Hart

    I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.