Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tony Mottola - Love Songs-Mexico

More Command Records goodness from Tony Mottola and the crew. A collection of tracks sourced from various command releases, all featuring Tommy doing what he does best. There is a wide variety of styles - in Manha De Carnaval Tony does his best Bola Sete impersonation, while many others have jazz overtones, and some tracks have a rustic fiesta quality.

01 - Manha De Carnaval
02 - Guadalajara
03 - Sabor A Mi
04 - Mexican Hat Dance
05 - The Girl From Ipanema
06 - Mexican Medley
07 - Besame Mucho
08 - Brasilia
09 - Maria Elena
10 - Curacao
11 - Piel Canela
12 - La Bamba

Tony Mottola - Love Songs-Mexico

Tony Mottola - Love Songs-Mexico

Mr Snookles.

ps Some folks have mentioned they have had difficulty using the system as the captcha function is unreliable. I have dispensed with it and may (or may not) get around to revising and substituted the links in all the other posts.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Terry Snyder - Persuasive Provocative Percussion

Hi there. Today's post features one of the greats of Space-Age-Pop - Terry Snyder. This album is an Australian package featuring a selection of tracks from his albums. The cover completely fails to encapsulate the nature of the music. As a percussionist, Snyder led ensembles that were akin to chamber music groups - lots of orchestral percussion plus the obligatory bongos.

Terry is joined byTony Mottola on guitar, Dick Hyman on organ, Dominic Cortese on accordian, plus a bunch of other names from the Command stable. Light, delicate textures, but with that swing and groove that makes all the difference.

01 - I'm In The Mood For Love
02 - Whatever Lola Wants
03 - Misirlou
04 - I Surrender Dear
05 - Orchids In The Moonlight
06 - I Love Paris
07 - My Heart Belongs To Daddy
08 - Tabu
09 - The Breeze And I
10 - Aloha Oe
11 - Japanese Sandman
12 - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Terry Snyder - Persuasive Provocative Percussion

Terry Snyder - Persuasive Provocative Percussion