Saturday, June 02, 2018
Francis Scott and His Orchestra--Moods for Candlelight (1952)
I found this during a recent thrift visit--the cover was too cool to pass on. Disc is in solid shape, so I gave it a spin and decided it merits a post. This is beautifully arranged and performed mood music/easy listening, perfect for background sounds. The orchestra belongs to Francis Scott (no Key), who was Artists and Repertoire man for Capitol, among other duties.
As I noted, this is elegant, first-rate EZ (think Tommy Dorsey meets Andre Kostelanetz), but don't expect the tracks to remain in memory--none have in mine, anyway, even after three plays. They are background selections, after all. They set the mood, then they leave the room.
This is a 12" reissue of the eight tracks from the 10" LP of the same name, with four tracks added from Moods for Twilight, Capitol L-331 (same year-1952). The label design on my disc identifies it as a 1960-1962 pressing.
Click here to hear: Moods for Candlelight
(Tracks reissued from 10" LP Moods for Candlelight on Capitol T-304, 1952. Tracks marked with * from 10" LP Moods for Twilight, Capitol L-331, 1952)
The Touch of Your Lips
I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
It's a Blue World
It Had to Be You
How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)
*My Heart Stood Still
*Just a Memory
I Hadn't Anyone Till You
*Dream a Little Dream of Me
More Than You Know
This Love of Mine
Moods for Candlelight--Francis Scott and His Orchestra (Capitol T-304, reissue of 1952 material.)