Friday, April 21, 2017
Society Favorites that are our favorites (Royale VLP 6042)
More adventures in cheap vinyl. Today, the Royale label is making another appearance--Royale, you'll recall, belonged to Elliott Everett "Eli" Oberstein, whose labels were probably the cheapest of the cheap, though I hesitate to make a claim that cheap--I mean, that large. As is not infrequently the case, the music here is quite decent--much better than the second-rate vinyl it was pressed on. Best of the bunch are the marvelous pre-RCA and Columbia Percy Faith sides, which date from (I believe) 1946.
Vintage easy listening which can't be beat--that is, unless it was more competently mastered, and on better vinyl, but that's why you have me--to restore this stuff. This ten-inch LP dates from... who knows when? It has a copyright date of 1952, but I wouldn't trust that.
Society Favorites (That Are Our Favorites). For the socialites and non-socialites among us.
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Body and Soul--Stevens Orchestra
Sweet and Lovely--Nat Brandwynne and Orchestra
Dancing in the Dark--Percy Faith and Orchestra
You and the Night and the Music--The Twilight Three
I Cover the Waterfront--Stevens Orchestra
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans--Chauncey Gray and Orchestra
That Old Black Magic--Percy Faith and Orchestra
The Continental--Jerry Wald and Orchestra
Society Favorites (That Are Our Favorites)--Royale VLP 6042 (10")
Posted by Lee Hartsfeld at 6:02 PM
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The Stevens Orchestra and the Twilight Three are new to me. I assume the latter group is something like the Three Suns. I suppose it makes sense to listen and find out, which I will now do . . .
You are hardly being compensated for the fabulous retrievals. Never quit!
My short list of song titles that are consistently written incorrectly:
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan (usually seen as “Plans")
Three Coins In The Fountain (usually seen as “A Fountain")
Never On Sunday (usually found as Never On A Sunday)
In The Blue Of Evening (usually seen as “The Evening").
Anyone with a knowledge of the song lyrics will cringe whenever they see any of these…
Whew. Good thing I didn't screw it up....
Could you re-up this one, please?
The link has expired. :(
Sure! The link should be working now.
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