Monday, November 15, 2010

The Full Monty - Pt. 1




OK. Time for some more pythonesque humour with the chaps from the aerial circus. Coming your way over the next couple of weeks is the boxed set "All The Worst Of Monty Python", with all seven Monty Python records. Get em' while they're hot - they may not last...

First up, my personal favourite - "Matching Tie And Handkerchief". Enjoyable for the artwork alone...


Monty Python - Side 1
Monty Python - Side 2

Monty Python - Matching Tie And Handkerchief

Mr. Snookles

NB this is a new upload with side two fixed...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 2


'Cause it's always nice to have the set...

01 - Listen To Your Heart
02 - Canadian Sunset
03 - Ukelele Talk
04 - The Touch Of Your Lips
05 - Jersey Bounce
06 - Sing For Your Supper
07 - Chattanooga Choo Choo
08 - Somewhere My Love
09 - My Foolish Heart
10 - Mame
11 - Emily
12 - The Breadfruit Tree

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 2


Mr Snookles

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 1


It's time to celebrate the weekend with some bombastic black plastic from Enoch Light and his various cronies. This album has appeared previously in this blog under the guise of the Kreisler Multi-Sonic Stereogram Demonstration Record. A pristine vinyl copy surfaced recently, so I took the opportunity to update my version.

As with most Project Three releases, it's designed to put your space-age bachelor pad stereo system through its paces. Turn it up. and let Enoch pin your ears back with 'Born Free', or groove with Tony Mottola's 'Tony's Tune'. Top stuff.

01 - April In Portugal
02 - Someone To Light Up My Life
03 - Tony's Tune
04 - Georgia On My Mind
05 - Hold Me
06 - A Tower Of Strength
07 - Theme From 'The Sand Pebbles'
08 - Born Free
09 - Blowin' In The Wind
10 - Pussyfoot
11 - Summer Samba
12 - Workin' In The Coal Mine

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 1

Mr Snookles

Friday, November 05, 2010

Klaus Wunderlich - Portrait in Gold


If you only get one Klaus Wunderlich album - this should be it. Released as a box-set double album in 1974 on the Telefunken label, it features a retrospective of Klaus' work from his cheesy polka days to his wide stereo multi-layered wall-of-hammond multi-tracked pop covers, to his progressive moog and electronic piano latter-day freakouts. Highlights include the opening rocker 'Amarillo', a dazzling rendition of 'Goldfinger' and the moog imitating a canary in 'Canari-Cha-Cha'.

Unfortunately the box set cover was to big and unwieldy to be scanned, but as it was a truly awful brown colour with a minuscule photo of Klaus on the front, perhaps it's just for the best. The eight page, three-language, record-cover-sized booklet is faithfully reproduced however, with a special large resolution scan of the uber-cool Klaus photo shown above. Print it out and put it on your bedroom wall, or use it for the ultimate computer desktop background.

01 - Amarillo-Sacramento-Don't Go Down To Reno
02 - Die Bouzouki-Eine Freude-Junger Tag
03 - Was Soil Ict Tun - Hello-A - Michaela
04 - I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - Juanita
05 - Grand Prix D'amour - Da Nahm Er Seine Gitarre - La Montanara
06 - Rusticanella - Perpetuum Mobile - Donkey-Serenade
07 - Junger Mann Aus Gutem Hause - Bel Ami
08 - Ein Mann Und Eine Frau - Goldfinger
09 - Under An Umbrella - Why, Oh Why - Wenn Ein Junger Mann Komnt
10 - Sassa - Ach, Ich Hab' Sie Ja Nur - Komm In Die Gondel - Komm Zigany
11 - Eloise
12 - Londonderry Air
13 - Julisca From Budapest
14 - El Condor Pasa
15 - Amorada
16 - Brotzeit-Polka - Hammerchen-Polka
17 - Salome
18 - The Mill In The Black Forest
19 - Happy Wienerwald
20 - Canari-Cha-Cha
21 - Lotto-Zahlen
22 - Dufter Zahn
23 - Cherokee
24 - Lover
25 - Krimoogulus

Klaus Wunderlich - Portrait in Gold

Mr Snookles

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Stanley Black - Intimate Percussion


Our Third Island mini-renaissance continues with some delightful Latin Lounge from our man Stan. 'Intimate Percussion' sees Stanley toss aside his conductor's baton and sit down at his trusty grand piano, accompanied by some vibes, the occasional guitar, and the aforementioned percussion.

What is intimate percussion? It consists primarily of a collection of cabasas, maracas, and guiros being scraped, shaken and twirled to create what noted music critic Shadrak Blintz calls "shoosh factor".

Despite the faded colour, this vinyl was in pristine condition, and resulted in a sparkling, high-quality rip. Must-have Stan...

01 - Mr. Wonderful
02 - Petite Flueur
03 - Theme From 'A Summer Place'
04 - Mack The Knife
05 - Limelight
06 - Memories Are Made Of This
07 - The Poor People Of Paris
08 - On The Street Where You Live
09 - When I Fall In Love
10 - No Other Love
11 - Melodie D'amour
12 - When The Saints Go Marching In

Stanley Black - Intimate Percussion

Mr Snookles

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Xavier Cugat - Bread, Love and Cha-Cha


Cugie's back on Third Island with some classic cha-cha from 1957. I know some of you will already have this fab slice of latin louge, but for those who missed it when it floated throught the blogosphere in the past - here's your chance.

From the liner notes:
Some years ago, Italian movie-makers initiated a cycle beginning with Bread, Love and Dreams, continuing with Bread, Love and Jealousy, which became Frisky in the United States, and finally dwindling down to Bread, Love and.... Now new impetus is being injected, with the title Xavier Cugat has selected for his newest collection of Latin American music, and, as man cannot live by bread alone, neither can he live by cha-cha-cha alone, so the canny Cugie has made room for a pair of calypsos, a mambo and a guaracha mambo to diversify his program.

The extraordinary loaf of bread on which Señor Cugat is leaning in the cover photograph was especially designed and baked for that purpose; its transportation to the photographer's studio was covered by national news magazines, as befits a veritable king of loaves. The extraordinary creature leaning on Senor Cugat is the talented and incendiary Mrs. Cugat, known professionally as singer Abbe Lane.


01 - Bread, Love And Cha-Cha
02 - Frenesi
03 - Suavecito
04 - Very, Very Satisfied
05 - Whatever Lola Wants
06 - Penthouse Mambo
07 - La Paloma
08 - Maria La O
09 - Coco Seco
10 - Banana Boat Song
11 - Mi Musica Es Para Ti
12 - April In Portugal

Xavier Cugat - Bread, Love and Cha-Cha

Mr Snookles