Friday, December 23, 2011

John Fogerty: "Centerfield"

Released in 1985,
this LP from the former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival
showed some traction on the charts.

Good, solid,
fun to listen.

Read more about John Fogerty HERE.

Art Direction & Design: Laura LiPuma
Artwork: Bob Fogerty
Front Cover Photography: Stuart Watson
Back Cover Photography: Richard Litt

Mario Lanza: "The Magic Mario"

Released in 1956,
this is one of many recordings
from this well-loved vocalist
who was taken from us too soon.

Baja Marimba Band: "Rides Again"

Released in 1965,
this is one of several delightful recordings
from Julius Wechter's talented crew.

one has to be a pretty grumpy customer
not to get a kick out of these
tasty interpretations of fun tunes.

Burt Bacharach: "Reach Out"

Released in 1967,
this easy listening LP showcased
some of Burt Bacharach's best-loved pieces.

Find out more about Burt Bacharach HERE.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Julio Iglesias: "Julio"

Spanish singing star Julio Iglesias
was wildly popular throughout the Spanish-speaking world
for many years before he achieved stardom in the USA.

This compilation LP was released in 1983 and went multi-platinum.

Read more about Julio Iglesias HERE.

Broadway Musical: "Show Boat"

Recorded in 1957,
this music is from
one of Broadway's
most beloved musical productions.

Read more of the history of this musical HERE.

Baja Marimba Band: "Heads Up"

Released in 1967,
this was the Baja Marimba Band's fifth (5th) LP.

Musically unimpeachable

Read more about the Baja Marimba Band HERE.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Billy Vaughn: "Theme From The Sundowners"

Released in 1960,
this is one of dozens of Billy Vaughn's recordings.

Billy Vaughn was among the most popular of the "mood music" bandleaders.
His arrangements were lush and engaging.

Read more about Billy Vaughn HERE.

Jerry Vale: "The Impossible Dream"

In an age
of many, many
popular crooners,
Jerry Vale stood out.

Released in 1967,
this LP featured Jerry's comfortable stylings
on several of the much-recorded standards of that time.

Read more about Jerry Vale HERE.
(click on the word 'HERE' above)

Pete Fountain: "The Best Of..."

Released in 1972,
this is a wonderful collection
of well-loved
Pete Fountain renditions.

Read more about Pete Fountain HERE.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mario Lanza: "The Best of Mario Lanza"

Released in 1964,
this is one of several "Best" LPs from
various labels for Mario Lanza.

Read more about Mario Lanza's too short life HERE.

John Denver: "Poems, Prayers and Promises"

Released in 1971,
this was John Denver's fourth (4th) studio LP.

Contains the huge hit
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"

Read more about John Denver HERE.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kenny Loggins: "Nightwatch"

Released in 1978, this was Kenny Loggins' second solo LP.

Contains the hits
"Whenever I Call You 'Friend'"
(with Stevie Nicks and Melissa Manchester)
"What a Fool Believes"
(with Michael McDonald)

Read more about Kenny Loggins HERE.

Dan Fogelberg: "Home Free"

Released in 1972, this was Dan Fogelberg's debut solo LP.

Read more about Dan Fogelberg HERE.

Photography: Kenneth A. Buttrey
Portrait: Dan Fogelberg

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Married leads
Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy
are featured on this recording of the popular
Broadway musical "Brigadoon"
released in 1957.

Read more about Shirley Jones HERE.
more about Jack Cassidy HERE.

Billy Vaughn: "Berlin Melody"

Billy Vaughn's recordings are in the dozens.
This one was released in 1961.

Read more about Billy Vaughn HERE.

Leo Sayer: "Leo Sayer"

Released in 1978,
this was Leo Sayer's sixth (6th) studio LP.

Read more about Leo Sayer HERE.

Leo Sayer: "Endless Flight"

Released in 1976,
this was Leo Sayer's fourth (4th) studio LP.

Contains the hit songs
"When I Need You"
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"

Read more about Leo Sayer HERE.

Photography by Elliot Gilbert.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Van Halen: "Women and Children First"

Released in 1980,
this was Van Halen's third (3rd) studio LP.

Read a little bit more about the comings, goings, ups and downs of Van Halen

Art Direction: Richard Seireeni
Cover art concept: Pete Angelus
Photography: Norman Seeff

.38 Special: "Tour de Force"

Released in 1984,
this was .38 Special's sixth (6th) studio LP.

Read more about .38 Special HERE.

>>inner sleeve<<

Art Direction: Chuck Beeson, Norman Moore
Photography: Harrison Funk, Steve Prezant

Jethro Tull: "Songs from the Wood"

Released in 1977,
this was Jethro Tull's tenth (10th) studio LP.

The full title:
Jethro Tull with kitchen prose, gutter rhymes and divers songs from the wood

Read more about Jethro Tull HERE.

The Allman Brothers Band: "At Fillmore East"

Released in 1971,
this LP is rated #49
on Rolling Stone's list of
the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Read more about the Allman Brothers HERE.

Photography by Jim Marshall.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Van Halen: "5150"

Released in 1986,
this was Van Halen's seventh (7th) studio LP,
and the first that featured Sammy Hagar as the lead singer.

Read more about Van Halen HERE,
or better yet,

(inner sleeve)

Art Direction: Jeri McManus, Van Halen
Photography: Aaron Rapoport
Illustration: Dan Chapman