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Updated: 2018-03-06T23:46:49.049+11:00


Julie London - Sings Soft and Sweet


Hi there groovers...
Well, it took the fabulous Julie London to drag Mr Snookles out of retirement. The one lounge Diva that Mrs Snookles is jealous of - and with good reason - what lounge lover could resist those smoky, sultry tones?

Julie recorded 32 albums in a career that began in 1955 with a live performance at the 881 Club in Los Angeles. Billboard named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956, and 1957. She was the subject of a 1957 Life cover article in which she was quoted as saying, "It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. But it is a kind of oversmoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate."

(image) Julie London - Sings Soft and Sweet

01 - Mad About The Boy
02 - I Must Have That Man
03 - Evenin'
04 - How Come You Like Me Like You Do
05 - Three O'clock In The Morning
06 - Nobody's Heart
07 - My Man's Gone Now
08 - Just The Way I Am
09 - I'm Glad There Is You
10 - Bewitched

Mr Snookles

Monty Python - Instant Record Collection


A best-of collection from previous records. May not be around too long, so get it while you can...

Monty Python - Instant Record Collection

Mr Snookles

Monty Python - Another Monty Python Record


Makes Ben Hur look like an epic....

Monty Python - Another Monty Python Record

Mr Snookles

The Full Monty - Pt. 1


OK. Time for some more pythonesque humour with the chaps from the aerial circus. Coming your way over the next couple of weeks is the boxed set "All The Worst Of Monty Python", with all seven Monty Python records. Get em' while they're hot - they may not last...

First up, my personal favourite - "Matching Tie And Handkerchief". Enjoyable for the artwork alone...

Monty Python - Side 1
Monty Python - Side 2

Monty Python - Matching Tie And Handkerchief

Mr. Snookles

NB this is a new upload with side two fixed...

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 2


'Cause it's always nice to have the set...

01 - Listen To Your Heart
02 - Canadian Sunset
03 - Ukelele Talk
04 - The Touch Of Your Lips
05 - Jersey Bounce
06 - Sing For Your Supper
07 - Chattanooga Choo Choo
08 - Somewhere My Love
09 - My Foolish Heart
10 - Mame
11 - Emily
12 - The Breadfruit Tree

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 2

Mr Snookles

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 1


It's time to celebrate the weekend with some bombastic black plastic from Enoch Light and his various cronies. This album has appeared previously in this blog under the guise of the Kreisler Multi-Sonic Stereogram Demonstration Record. A pristine vinyl copy surfaced recently, so I took the opportunity to update my version.

As with most Project Three releases, it's designed to put your space-age bachelor pad stereo system through its paces. Turn it up. and let Enoch pin your ears back with 'Born Free', or groove with Tony Mottola's 'Tony's Tune'. Top stuff.

01 - April In Portugal
02 - Someone To Light Up My Life
03 - Tony's Tune
04 - Georgia On My Mind
05 - Hold Me
06 - A Tower Of Strength
07 - Theme From 'The Sand Pebbles'
08 - Born Free
09 - Blowin' In The Wind
10 - Pussyfoot
11 - Summer Samba
12 - Workin' In The Coal Mine

Enoch Light - Patterns In Sound Vol. 1

Mr Snookles

Klaus Wunderlich - Portrait in Gold


If you only get one Klaus Wunderlich album - this should be it. Released as a box-set double album in 1974 on the Telefunken label, it features a retrospective of Klaus' work from his cheesy polka days to his wide stereo multi-layered wall-of-hammond multi-tracked pop covers, to his progressive moog and electronic piano latter-day freakouts. Highlights include the opening rocker 'Amarillo', a dazzling rendition of 'Goldfinger' and the moog imitating a canary in 'Canari-Cha-Cha'.

Unfortunately the box set cover was to big and unwieldy to be scanned, but as it was a truly awful brown colour with a minuscule photo of Klaus on the front, perhaps it's just for the best. The eight page, three-language, record-cover-sized booklet is faithfully reproduced however, with a special large resolution scan of the uber-cool Klaus photo shown above. Print it out and put it on your bedroom wall, or use it for the ultimate computer desktop background.

01 - Amarillo-Sacramento-Don't Go Down To Reno
02 - Die Bouzouki-Eine Freude-Junger Tag
03 - Was Soil Ict Tun - Hello-A - Michaela
04 - I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - Juanita
05 - Grand Prix D'amour - Da Nahm Er Seine Gitarre - La Montanara
06 - Rusticanella - Perpetuum Mobile - Donkey-Serenade
07 - Junger Mann Aus Gutem Hause - Bel Ami
08 - Ein Mann Und Eine Frau - Goldfinger
09 - Under An Umbrella - Why, Oh Why - Wenn Ein Junger Mann Komnt
10 - Sassa - Ach, Ich Hab' Sie Ja Nur - Komm In Die Gondel - Komm Zigany
11 - Eloise
12 - Londonderry Air
13 - Julisca From Budapest
14 - El Condor Pasa
15 - Amorada
16 - Brotzeit-Polka - Hammerchen-Polka
17 - Salome
18 - The Mill In The Black Forest
19 - Happy Wienerwald
20 - Canari-Cha-Cha
21 - Lotto-Zahlen
22 - Dufter Zahn
23 - Cherokee
24 - Lover
25 - Krimoogulus

Klaus Wunderlich - Portrait in Gold

Mr Snookles

Stanley Black - Intimate Percussion


Our Third Island mini-renaissance continues with some delightful Latin Lounge from our man Stan. 'Intimate Percussion' sees Stanley toss aside his conductor's baton and sit down at his trusty grand piano, accompanied by some vibes, the occasional guitar, and the aforementioned percussion.

What is intimate percussion? It consists primarily of a collection of cabasas, maracas, and guiros being scraped, shaken and twirled to create what noted music critic Shadrak Blintz calls "shoosh factor".

Despite the faded colour, this vinyl was in pristine condition, and resulted in a sparkling, high-quality rip. Must-have Stan...

01 - Mr. Wonderful
02 - Petite Flueur
03 - Theme From 'A Summer Place'
04 - Mack The Knife
05 - Limelight
06 - Memories Are Made Of This
07 - The Poor People Of Paris
08 - On The Street Where You Live
09 - When I Fall In Love
10 - No Other Love
11 - Melodie D'amour
12 - When The Saints Go Marching In

Stanley Black - Intimate Percussion

Mr Snookles

Xavier Cugat - Bread, Love and Cha-Cha


Cugie's back on Third Island with some classic cha-cha from 1957. I know some of you will already have this fab slice of latin louge, but for those who missed it when it floated throught the blogosphere in the past - here's your chance.

From the liner notes:
Some years ago, Italian movie-makers initiated a cycle beginning with Bread, Love and Dreams, continuing with Bread, Love and Jealousy, which became Frisky in the United States, and finally dwindling down to Bread, Love and.... Now new impetus is being injected, with the title Xavier Cugat has selected for his newest collection of Latin American music, and, as man cannot live by bread alone, neither can he live by cha-cha-cha alone, so the canny Cugie has made room for a pair of calypsos, a mambo and a guaracha mambo to diversify his program.

The extraordinary loaf of bread on which Señor Cugat is leaning in the cover photograph was especially designed and baked for that purpose; its transportation to the photographer's studio was covered by national news magazines, as befits a veritable king of loaves. The extraordinary creature leaning on Senor Cugat is the talented and incendiary Mrs. Cugat, known professionally as singer Abbe Lane.

01 - Bread, Love And Cha-Cha
02 - Frenesi
03 - Suavecito
04 - Very, Very Satisfied
05 - Whatever Lola Wants
06 - Penthouse Mambo
07 - La Paloma
08 - Maria La O
09 - Coco Seco
10 - Banana Boat Song
11 - Mi Musica Es Para Ti
12 - April In Portugal

Xavier Cugat - Bread, Love and Cha-Cha

Mr Snookles

Young Winston


Surely every collection of music must have some marching band music in it. Stepping up with some military razamatazz are the Band Of H. M. Royal Marines, the Central Band Of The Royal Air Force, and the Band Of The Royal Military School Of Music. Stirring British patriotism that you can march to from the 1972 film 'Young Winston'.

01 - Pomp And Circumstance - March No. 4
02 - British Grenadiers
03 - Rule Britannia
04 - A Life On The Ocean Wave
05 - Sea Songs
06 - Royal Air-Force March Past
07 - Sarie Marais
08 - Evening Hymn And Last Post
09 - Imperial March
10 - March Of The Peers From 'Iolanthe'
11 - The Prince Of Denmark's March
12 - Queen Mary's Funeral March
13 - Scipio March
14 - Lilliburlero
15 - Colonel Bogey
16 - Pomp And Circumstance - March No. 1

Young Winston

Mr Snookles

Ivy Carey - A Toast To the Haggis


The middle of the last century saw Scotland's International singing star, Ivy Carey, tour the world entertaining.

Ivy, who lived at 48 Finsbay Street, Drumoyne was born on 18th February 1928, and started her career with the BBC Junior choir. She went on to scoop a series of awards including The Golden Voice of Britain and the Miss Radio Scotland at only 16 years of age.
Known as the Scottish Nightingale Ivy had appeared in sell-out shows at London's Albert Hall, Glasgow's St Andrew's Halls and Edinbugh's Usher Hall were common and she toured Los Angeles, Hollywood, America and Canada.
She sang on shows that included, among others, Kenneth McKellar, Robert Wilson, Lex MacLean, Andy Stewart, Jimmy Shand, Sydney Devine and another Govanite, Johnny Beattie.

In 1953, she entertained the troops serving in Korea with shows in Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea itself.
She enjoyed a 3-year run in a 1950's TV series and every Christmas day Ivy would visit the Elder Cottage Hospital to entertain staff & patients.
What's more, Ivy once shared a stage with Stanley Black and his orchestra.

That said, what we have here is Ivy's veneration in song, to that most Scottish of delicacies, the haggis.
An L.P. containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally simmered in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours.
As Ivy asks poignantly 'Do ye slay it, or play it?'.
I suggest you play it and see how far you get.
Its a meal in its self.

01 - A Toast To The Haggis
02 - Come Along
03 - Tobermory
04 - The Hills And The Heather
05 - Old Scotch Mother Mine
06 - The Song Of The Clyde
07 - Bonnie Scotland
08 - Loch Lomond
09 - Shira Glen
10 - Hillside In Scotland
11 - Granny's Hielan' Hame
12 - The Hoosey Medley

Ivy Carey - A Toast To the Haggis

Shadrach McBlintz

Stanley Black - Peer Gynt


Here's the second of our Phase 4 concert series. Third Island MVP Stanley Back dons the tails and takes up the baton to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra. Legendary producer Tony D'Amato teams up with our Stan to serve up a refined version of this most popular of classics with the orchestral colours given full play. Stanley lets the orchestra do the talking as the tone colours blend seamlessly into one another to create a whole that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts. Enjoy.

01 - Morning
02 - Ase's Death
03 - Anitra's Dance
04 - Ingrid's Lament
05 - In The Hall Of The Mountain King
06 - Shepherd's Boy
07 - Norwegian Rustic March
08 - Nocturne
09 - March Of The Dwarves
10 - Norwegian Dance No. 2

Stanley Black - Peer Gynt

Mr Snookles

Albert Ketèlbey - The Immortal Works Of Ketèlbey


Hello, gentle reader. Time to cast aside that Martini, and pour yourself a Pimms as we delve into the delightful world of the Light Classics. Who better to start with than Albert Ketèlbey - the man who invented exotica 50 years before Les Baxter, Martin Denny and co. made it de rigeur for lounge lovers.

'In A Persian Market' has become a standard, 'In A Monastery Garden' complete with bird calls has also been recorded innumerable times. So sit back in your armchair and let the soothing sound of this beautifully recorded Phase 4 record dissolve your worries and cares...

01 - In A Monastery Garden
02 - Wedgewood Blue
03 - In The Mystic Land Of Egypt
04 - Bells Across The Meadows
05 - In A Chinese Temple Garden
06 - The Sanctuary Of The Heart
07 - 'Appy 'Ampstead
08 - The Phantom Melody
09 - In A Persian Market

Albert Ketèlbey - The Immortal Works Of Ketèlbey

Mr Snookles

Hugo Montenegro - Good Vibrations


From 1969, it's the Now Sound of Hugo Montenegro. Harpsichords, baroque trumpets and whistlers fill out the sound of these pop classics from the golden 60's. Check out the Space Age Pop site for a good overview of Hugo's career.

01 - Good Vibrations
02 - Classical Gas
03 - Another Time, Another Place
04 - Tony's Theme
05 - A Future Left Behind
06 - Lady In Cement
07 - Happy Together
08 - Lullaby From 'Rosemary's Baby'
09 - Knowing When To Leave
10 - Night Rider
11 - Love Is Blue

Hugo Montenegro - Good Vibrations

Mr Snookles

Ronnie Ronalde - The Yodelling Whistler


If there's one thing I love it's a good siffleur. Ronnie Ronalde (born Ronald Charles Waldron, 1923, London) is a British music hall singer and siffleur. Ronalde is famous for his voice, whistling, yodelling, imitations of bird song and stage personality.

Ronalde’s first recordings were with Decca Records, but his first major label contract came from EMI. Ronalde would also join Pye, Major Minor and Columbia records, becoming one of their biggest sellers. Ronalde was a million selling artiste in the pre-Beatles age.

“If I Were a Blackbird” (1950) is among Ronalde’s most famous songs. This rendering of Delia Murphy’s Irish folk song had him in the British top 20 for a record 6 months. She would later jovially express her thanks for boosting her income. Other songs include “Tritsch Tratsch Polka” (in which the speed of delivery illustrates Ronalde’s excellence in the art of whistling), “Bells Across the Meadow” (by Albert Ketèlbey), and many more. (Thanks Wikipedia)

While his vocal style is somewhat dated, his whistling ability is not to be missed - and, if like me, you like a good yodeller then this is a must have. There's some fab youtube vids if you're interested. The vinyl is showing some signs of wear but has scrubbed up pretty well overall...

01 - The Yodelling Whistler
02 - Bells Across The Meadow
03 - Macnamara's Band
04 - Dream Of Olwen
05 - If I Were A Blackbird
06 - On Wings Of Song
07 - The Skaters Waltz
08 - The Yodelling Boy
09 - Song Of The Mountains
10 - The Pleasant Peasant
11 - Sanctuary Of The Heart
12 - Tritsch Tratsch Polka
13 - When You Were Sweet Sixteen
14 - Ave Maria

Ronnie Ronalde - The Yodelling Whistler

Mr Snookles

Sarah Vaughn - Sings The Beatles


Hello good blogfolk. It's been a while hasn't it? First, a kind thank you to all the folk that have been leaving messages of support. Some links have expired, as someone has asked for them to be removed. Please note, if a link has disappeared because someone has objected, I will not be re-upping - sorry - you just had to be there at the time.

However, you patience has been rewarded, by our latest offering, the terminally cool jazz reworkings of the evergreen Beatles catalog, this time by Sarah Vaughn, with a host of jazz luminaries, including Lee Ritenour on guitar, Toots Thielmans on harmonica, Jeff Porcaro and Dave and Marty Paich.

(image) From 1981, this is almost yesterday compared to the vintage of most offerings on this site. The 80's jazz fusion synth may sound a little unusual at first, but I know you will grow to love the album, and be amazed by the range and power of Sarah,s vocal delivery. At times it reminded of Yma Sumac herself.

This album was bought by Mr Snookles during a recent sojourn in Gay Paree, from the terminally hip CrocoJazz shop in the Rue de la Montagne in Paris...

Sarah Vaughn - Sings The Beatles

Enjoy - Mr Snookles Avec Shadrac Blintz.

Poss Miyazaki - Hawaiian Exotics


Time for some Japanese exotica with Poss Miyazaki and his Hawaiian All-Stars. Long time followers of the blog will remember some other postings from the Japanese King Records label. For the uninitiated SDS or Super Dynamic Sound was the Japanese answer to the Command Records Project 3 or Phase 4 hi-fi wonder-sound. As such you can read all about it (even which microphones were used) on the back cover.

As this is an Australian Festival pressing it's not the same as the original King vinyl, but nonetheless packs a fair audio punch. Lots of shimmering lap-steel guitar, some electone organ courtesy of Shiro Michi, a smattering of vibes and those Hawaiian all-stars singing some tasty choruses. Enjoy.

01 - Ta-Huwahuwai
02 - Sweet Leilani
03 - Love Song Of Kalua
04 - Little Grass Shack
05 - Hilawe
06 - Moon Of Manakoora
07 - Blue Hawaii
08 - Malihini Mele
09 - Hawaiian Wedding Song
10 - Mama Iti E Papa E
11 - Beyond The Reef
12 - Aloha Oe

Poss Miyazaki - Hawaiian Exotics

Mr Snookles

Bennelong Players - Baroque to Beatles


Co-conspirator Shadrack Blintz has been on the prowl for some new old vinyl, and has provided a fewq tasty titbits for your enjoyment. Today's bon-mot is an Australian rarity - the Bennelong Players serving up some popular tunes of the day in their chamber ensemble format.

(Historical note Bennelong was the name of a famous Australian Aboriginal - one of the first to learn about European ways, and to teach the new settlers about traditional culture. The Sydney Opera house is situated on Bennelong point.)

The fare wanders from light classics to Beatles covers and hits of the moment - Australian readers will be able to date the album to a nicety by the inclusion of the theme from 'Rush' - a hit TV series about the gold-rush days.

01 - Joy
02 - Greensleeves
03 - German Dance
04 - Eleanor Rigby
05 - Theme From Rush
06 - Bouree
07 - Scarborough Fair
08 - Nerini
09 - La Volta
10 - Bachianas Brazilleiras
11 - Yesterday
12 - Kemps Jig
13 - Ariosa
14 - The Entertainer

Bennelong Players - Baroque to Beatles
Mr Snookles

Readers Digest Boxed Set - Gay Festival of Light Classics


Ah the innocence of yesteryear - when was the last time you could talk about a "Gay Festival" and be thinking of music?Anyway, for those of you who haven't got Readers Indigestion just yet, here's a bumper crop of 12 albums of the Light Classics we know and love at Third Island - All in one juicy post...Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0101 - Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien Op. 4502 - Berlioz - Minuet Of The Will'o'the Wisps03 - Berlioz - Ballet Of The Sylphs04 - Berlioz - Rakoczy March05 - J. Strauss Jnr. - Thunder And Lightening Polka06 - Smetana - The Moldeau07 - Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile08 - Wagner - Ride Of The ValkyriesGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0201 - Humperdinck - Hansel And Gretel Overture02 - Franz Shubert - Rosamunde - Entr'acte03 - Sarasate - Gypsy Airs04 - Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody05 - Felix Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream06 - Lehar - Gold And Silver WaltzGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0301 - Rossini - Semiramide Overture02 - Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Ballet - Waltz03 - Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave04 - Herold - Zampa Overture05 - Verdi - Aida - Grande Marche06 - Handel - Xerxes - Largo07 - Ponchielli - La Giaconda - Dance Of The HoursGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0401 - Bizet - Carmen Suite02 - Offenbach - The Tales Of Hoffman - Barcarolle03 - Ravel - Bolero04 - Gounod - Faust - Ballet MusicGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0501 - Suppe - Poet And Peasant Overture02 - Weber - Invitation To The Dance03 - Paganini - Moto Perpetuo04 - J. Strauss Jnr. - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka05 - Wagner - Lohengrin Act Iii - Prelude06 - Greig - Norwegian Dance No.207 - Tchaikovsky - 1812 OvertureGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0601 - Mozart - The Marriage Of Figaro - Overture02 - Puccini - Manson Lescaut - Intermezzo03 - Borodin - Prince Igor - Overture04 - Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice05 - Debussy - Petite Suite06 - Offenbach - Opheus In Hades - OvertureGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0701 - Mendelssohn - Fingal's Cave Overture02 - Liszt - Les Preludes03 - Elgar - Pomp And Circumstance04 - Moussorgsky - Night On Bare Bountain05 - Sullivan - Overture Di BalloGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0801 - Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture02 - J. Straus Jnr. - Tales From The Vienna Woods03 - Liszt - Liebestraum04 - J. Straus Jnr. - Radetzky March05 - Flotow - Martha - Overture06 - J. Straus Jnr. - Artist's Life07 - Schubert - Marche Militaire08 - Waldteufel - Estudiantina WaltzGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 0901 - Glinka - Russlan And Ludmilla Overture02 - Rubinstein - Kamennoi-Ostrow03 - Rossini - William Tell Overtue04 - Verdi - La Traviata - Prelude To Act 105 - Verdi - La Traviata - Prelude To Act 306 - Verdi - Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo07 - Wagner - Siegfried's Rhine JourneyGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 1001 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Allegro02 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Andante03 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Allegretto04 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Allegro05 - J. Strauss Jnr. - The Blue Danube06 - Brahms - Academic Festival Overture07 - Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 1101 - Auber - The Crown Diamonds Overture02 - Gounod - Funeral March Of A Marionette03 - Pierne - March Of The Little Lead Soldiers04 - Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre05 - Ravel - La Valse06 - Borodin - Polovetzian DancesGay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 1201 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Overture Miniature02 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Marche03 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Dan[...]

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Stay tuned for more Readers Digest goodness in the new year...

Disc 09: Malcolm Lockyer - Fox Trots For Dancing

01 - Top Hat - Let's Face The Music And Dance
02 - Love Walked In - I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
03 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - With A Little Bit Of Luck
04 - Marie - Cheek To Cheek
05 - Whispering - All I Do Is Dream Of You
06 - Avalon - Tip-Toe Through The Tulips
07 - I've Got You Under My Skin - A Fine Romance
08 - Who's Sorry Now - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
09 - Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue - Toot, Toot Tootsie
10 - The Way You Look Tonight - Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Disc 10: Mike Sammes - Songs That Will Live Forever

01 - Side By Side
02 - Stephen Foster Medley
03 - My Blue Heaven
04 - Heart Of My Heart
05 - Till We Meet Again
06 - The Band Played On - In The Good Old Summertime
07 - Let Me Call You Sweet Heart - Down By The Old Mill
08 - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Bye Bye Blackbird
09 - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
10 - All Alone - Always
11 - Auld Lang Syne
12 - Goodnight, Sweetheart

Discs 9 & 10

Mr Snookles

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Disc 07: Robert Bentley - Music for Relaxation

01 - Vilia
02 - The Very Thought Of You
03 - Tenderly
04 - Sleepy Lagoon
05 - Plaisir D'amour
06 - Torna A Surriento - Santa Lucia
07 - As Time Goes By
08 - La Mer
09 - Lili Marlene
10 - Speak To Me Of Love
11 - Symphonie
12 - Stranger In Paradise

Disc 08: Martin Slavin - Waltzes and Latin Rhythms for Dancing

01 - Stars In My Eyes
02 - Under Paris Skies - Petite Waltz
03 - Three O'clock In The Morning - The Loveliest Night Of The Year
04 - Gypsy Song - Merry Widow Waltz
05 - Paradise
06 - Lover
07 - Mambo Jambo - Much More Mambo
08 - Besame Mucho - You Belong To My Heart - Amor
09 - Sweet And Gentle - Sway - Patricia
10 - Capullito De Aleli - Un Poquito De Tu Amor
11 - Brazil - Tico Tico - Copacabana

Discs 7 & 8

Mr Snookles

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Disc 05: Band Of The British Guards - Stirring Marches

01 - Colonel Bogey March
02 - Stars And Stripes Forever
03 - The Regiment Of Sambre And Meuse
04 - Il Bersagliere
05 - El Capitan
06 - La Marseillaise
07 - Semper Fidelis
08 - On The Mall
09 - Washington Post March
10 - Old Comrades
11 - King Cotton
12 - O Canada - The Maple Leaf Forever

Disc 06: Hill Bowen - Music for Dining

01 - Fascination
02 - Arrivederci Rome
03 - Granada
04 - Star Dust
05 - Autumn Leaves
06 - La Vie En Rose
07 - April In Portugal
08 - Volare
09 - Canadian Sunset
10 - C'est Si Bon
11 - Poinciana
12 - Grinzing

Discs 5 & 6

Mr Snookles

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Disc 03: Hill Bowen - Music From Films

01 - Warsaw Concerto
02 - Laura
03 - La Strada
04 - Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
05 - Song From 'Moulin Rouge'
06 - Intermezzo
07 - Exodus
08 - Over The Rainbow
09 - Tara's Theme
10 - The High And The Mighty
11 - Gigi

Disc 04: Malcolm Lockyer - Music From Films

01 - Around The World
02 - Third Man Theme
03 - Cornish Rhapsody
04 - Carioca
05 - Terry's Theme
06 - Falling In Love Again
07 - Begin The Beguine
08 - March Of The Siamese Children
09 - Dream Of Olwen
10 - Three Coins In The Fountain
11 - Anna
12 - High Noon

Discs 3 & 4

Mr Snookles

Readers Digest - Popular Music That Will Live Forever


Yes - more Readers' Digest magic - for all the half-a-dozen people around the globe that like 'em...

I have a fascination for these boxed sets that defeats any considered analysis. In particular the Light Classics that people used to buy to impress their friends ("Why Abner, you're so edjamicated") and then never listen to...

Here's another 10 disc set by people you've probably never heard of. The discs were in prime condition, so the audio quality is good, and the variety sums up the Readers Digest ethic - no rough edges, nothing to offend - nothing, in fact, that would dare to interrupt you if you happen to nod off while listening in your favourite easy chair.

Discs 1 & 2 by New Symphony Orchestra Of London

Disc 01 - Popular Concert Favorites

01 - 'Die Fledermaus' Overture
02 - Greensleeves
03 - Habanera (From 'Carmen')
04 - Polonaise In A Flat Opus 53
05 - Jalousie
06 - Londonderry Air
07 - Panis Angelicus
08 - Ave Maria
09 - Turkish March (From 'The Ruins Of Athens')
10 - Procession Of The Sardar (From 'Caucasian Sketches')

Disc 02 - Popular Concert Favorites

01 - H.M.S. Pinafore
02 - Hora Staccato
03 - Minuet In A Major
04 - Ritual Fire Dance
05 - The Skater's Waltz
06 - Naila (Intermezzo)
07 - Flight Of The Bumblebee
08 - Humoresque
09 - Suite From 'Porgy And Bess'

Discs 1 & 2

Mr Snookles