Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Enoch Light and The Brass Menagerie (eponymous)

Released in 1969,
this is one of many LPs
recorded by Enoch Light.
He recorded with several different "bands."
His arrangements tended toward
modern (1960s) jazz.

Read more about Enoch Light HERE.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Telex: "Neurovision"

Released in 1980,
this was the second (2nd) studio LP
from Belgian synth-pop group Telex.

Read more about Telex HERE.

Sleeve by Ever Meulen and Eddy Flippo

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dave Brubeck: "Gone With The Wind and Time Out"

Released in 1959.
These two LPs were released separately,
then together as a double LP.

Read more about Dave Brubeck HERE.

Artwork for Time Out cover: S. Neil Fujita

Henry Mancini: "Our Man in Hollywood"

Released in 1963,
this is one of many, many recordings
from a well-loved composer-arranger-conductor.

Read more about Henry Mancini HERE.

Andy Williams: "Happy Heart"

Released in 1969,
this was Andy Williams' twenty-third (23rd) studio LP.

Read more about Andy Williams HERE.

Front cover photo: Barry Feinstein
Back cover photo: Frank Bez

Monday, January 21, 2013

Andy Williams: "The Shadow of Your Smile"

Released in 1966,
as near as I can tell this was Andy Williams' eighteenth (18th) studio LP.

Although I have found no other references to Antonio Carlos Jobim
in connection with this recording,
he is clearly pictured and named on the back of the album.

Read more about Andy Williams amazing career HERE.

Alabama: "Christmas"

Released in 1985,
this holiday album was a HUGE success for the boys.
This was their tenth (10th) studio LP.

Read more about the history of country music mega-stars Alabama HERE.

MC Hammer: "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em"

Released in 1990,
this was MC Hammer's third (3rd) studio LP.

Read more about the life and times of MC Hammer (so far) HERE.

Label photo is of my platter.
Album cover photo borrowed from Wikipedia because I lost mine.

Taj Mahal: "Taj Mahal"

Released in 1968,
this was Taj Mahal's debut studio recording.

Read more about Taj Mahal, the American Blues artist, HERE

[album cover photo borrowed from Wikipedia because I lost mine]

Friday, January 18, 2013

Minnie Riperton: "Perfect Angel"

Released in 1974,
this was Minnie Riperton's second (2nd) studio LP.

Contains her major hit "Lovin' You."

Read more about Minnie Riperton HERE.

Cover Photography: Barry Feinstein
Artwork: Ann Garner

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Rolling Stones: "Out Of Our Heads"

Released in 1965,
this was The Rolling Stones' fourth (4th) LP released in the U.S.A.

Read more about The Rolling Stones HERE.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chubby Checker: "Let's Twist Again"

Released in 1962,
this recording capitalized on the huge previous hit, "The Twist."

Nearly all of Chubby Checker's recordings were released as singles.
He was gigantic "dance" star of the early 1960s.

Read more about Chubby Checker HERE.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils: "It'll Shine When It Shines"

Released in 1974,
this was the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' second (2nd) studio LP.

This album contains their most popular hit, "Jackie Blue."

Read more about the Ozark Mountain Daredevils HERE.

Art Direction: Roland Young
Photography: Harry Mittman
Liner Notes: Ken Seeholzer

The Rolling Stones: "Hot Rocks 1964-71"

Released in 1971,
this was a very popular compilation album
with a bit of checkered history.

Unauthorized by The Rolling Stones themselves,
their former manager Allen Klein produced this LP
on his own label, ABKCO,
after the band had left him and Decca
to record on their own label.

Read more about this LP HERE.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Rolling Stones: "Flowers"

Released in 1967,
this LP is an American compilation album
consisting of songs recorded in previous sessions
and songs that had been released as singles
and songs that had recently appeared on other albums.

Not, strictly speaking, a "hits" album;
more of a "we think you should give these tracks a bit more attention, thank you"