A limited edition Stereo "Phase X" sampler from 1959--post-Waldorf Enoch Light. "In your travels throughout the world--Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, or on the Rue de la Paix--you will find that Grand Award Recorded Sound is enjoyed and treasured by the person who demands 'Perfection in Sound.'" Just have your phonograph with you at all times. On the Rue de la Paix...
"Umm, er, I really need to get back home..." "Yes, but not until you have provided us with 'Perfection in Sound.' We demand it."
The roaring 20's, Hawaiian hits, Rodgers and Hammerstein, bullfight music, the Torchy Thirties, Cha Cha's, accordion sounds from Italy, and Dvorak's New World Symphony. Except there's no Dvorak. I guess that makes this LP a less than perfect demonstration of Perfection in Sound, but when it's the world's finest stereo sound, who can quibble? Well, some folks may have. Let's take a peek back in time--back to 1959..."Honey, there's no Dvorak on here." "Well, it's just a sampler." "Yeah, but they show the album jacket on the back. I'm going to complain." "Well, make sure you do it through the proper channels. Ha, ha! Get it? Channels?"
At least we get a more or less fake hit with the I Want to Be Happy Cha Cha (originally the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington). I say "more or less," because the Covington hit was actually the Tea for Two Cha-Cha--but why get technical? Covington sounded downright sluggish next to Enoch's cash-in.
DOWNLOAD: Stereophonic Spectacular, Volume 2 (Grand Award GA 402 SD; 1959)