Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Shiro Michi All Stars - You And The Night


More lounge goodies from Japan with Shiro Michi and the All Stars. Also a contender for the 'Worst Cover Photo Of All Time' award - there's someting quite eerie about the faceless woman on the cover...

The music is first rate however. Shiro's guitar work highlights the delightful and sophisticated arrangements (harp, hammond and lots of orchestral percussion). Mellow, smooth and sophisticated - mix with a good martini for the perfect after-work de-stress formula...

01 - The Shadow Of Your Smile
02 - Ebb Tide
03 - Un Homme Et Une Femme
04 - Music To Watch Girls By
05 - Sunrise, Sunset
06 - Somethin' Stupid
07 - Mas Que Nada
08 - Greensleeves
09 - Strangers In The Night
10 - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
11 - Gelsomina
12 - I Really Don't Want To Know

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Phase 4 World Of Big Band Hits


Here's some swanky Big-Band jazz, recorded in that beautiful Phase 4 fidelity. Ted Heath, Stan Kenton and co. serve up a smooth but swingin' slice of easy jazz classics.

01 - Benny Goodman - One O'Clock Jump
02 - Harry James - Sleepy Lagoon
03 - Ted Heath - Opus 1
04 - Stan Kenton - Take The A Train
05 - Benny Goodman - String Of Pearls
06 - Ted Heath - Begin The Beguine
07 - Benny Goodman - Body And Soul
08 - Stan Kenton - Atistry In Rhythm
09 - Harry James - All Or Nothing At All
10 - Ted Heath - Apple Honey

Thanks for all the many kind comments left by you all. Much appreciated... Special to hello to Chris Scott whose Switched On Bacharach albums were feratured a while back. Chris dropped by and left a comment on the 'More Switched On Bacharach' post. It's always a thrill to hear from the people asociated with the albums we post. It brings them out of the dusty past and gives them new life... All the best, Chris.

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