Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cocktail Mix - Volumes 1-4

   I forget the exact reason why I looked it up, but I realized a few weeks ago that the movie Swingers came out more than 20 years ago.  In addition to launching the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, it also helped launch the, however short-lived, early 60s nostalgia craze (okay, I wouldn't exactly call it a craze, but you get my point.).  I fully realize it's a bit absurd to indulge in nostalgia for nostalgia (there must be a cultural studies term for that), but four Cocktail Mix cds below were put out by Rhino a year before Swingers came out.  They're also long out of print and quite dandy - especially Volume II.

Cocktail Mix - Volume I

Will You Still Be Mine? Dean Elliot And His Swinging Big Big Band!!
Fever The Three Suns
I Get A Kick Out Of You Felix Slatkin
Star Fire Bob Thompson
Hansel And Pretzel Henri Rene & His Orchestra
Mood Tattooed Les Baxter's Drums
Danny's Inferno The Three Suns
The Penguin Dave Harris & The Powerhouse Five
China Boy (Go Sleep) Lenny Dee
War Dance For Wooden Indians Russ Case & His Orchestra
Hell's Bells David Carroll
Early-Bird Whirly-Bird Bob Thompson
Accidental Slip On An Oriental Rug Robert Maxwell, His Harp & His Orchestra
Rock Gently Alvino Rey
Che Si Dice Ferrante & Teicher
Inch Worm (From The Garden Of Eden Ballet) Jack Costanzo
Blue Rumba Rolley Polley
Powerhouse Bobby Hammack Quartet
Cocktail Mix - Volume II

Thirteen Men
Miss Ann-Margret
Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro) Cal Tjader
The Girl From Ipanema Walter Wanderley
Call Me Nancy Wilson
Sorry 'Bout That-Part I Harold Johnson Sextet
Comin' Home Baby Mel Torme
Baby Elephant Walk Rene Touzet
Soul Bossa Nova Quincy Jones
Bossa Nova Hand Dance (Deixa Isso Pra La) Connie Francis
Frenesi - Twist Les Elgart And His Orchestra
Why Wait Perez Prado
House Of Bamboo Earl Grant
Cantaloupe Island Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
Hot Barbecue Brother Jack McDuff
Mas Que Nada Sergio Mendes &; Brasil '66
Washington Square Dick Hyman &; His Orchestra
Take Five Trudy Pitts
I'm Not Talking Mose Allison

Cocktail Mix - Volume III
The Lady Is A Tramp Della Reese
Not Me Robert Mitchum
Tequila Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Heart Peggy Lee
One Mint Julep Sarah Vaughan
Be-Bop The Beguine Sammy Davis Jr.
Come On-A My House Rosemary Clooney
Come By Sunday Diana Dors
Something For Cat Henry Mancini
Forty Second Street Mel Torme
A Fine Romance Ella Fitzgerald
That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Fascinating Rhythm Don Ralke And His Orchestra
Ain't That A Kick In The Head Dean Martin
Guys And Dolls Bobby Darin
Are You Havin' Any Fun Count Basie & Tony Bennett
La Dolce Vita Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra
Mademoiselle Kitt Eartha Kitt
Cocktail Mix - Volume IV

A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et une Femme)
Francis Lai
Stripping Really Isn't Sexy, Is It? Burt Bacharach
Bring Down the Birds Herbie Hancock
Happy Feet Quincy Jones
Come Live With Me Johnny Williams (Vocal By Toni Scotti)
Susan Henry Mancini
Way Out Calypso George Duning
At the Namkok George Duning
Barney Does It All Lalo Schifrin
Lolita Ya Ya Nelson Riddle
Ad Ogni Costo (At Any Cost) Ennio Morricone
The Boston Wrangler Michel Legrand
Send Me Nicky George Duning
Misfits Theme Alex North
The Knack (Main Theme) John Barry

Saturday, April 1, 2017

She Don't Care About Time: The Byrds, The Three O'Clock, and Army/Navy

   The weather in the Northeast has been kinda crappy the last week or so, but it's finally April, and some nice springtime weather has to be on the way, so I thought everyone could use some guitar rock/pop. And since it's been a while since I did an LA-centric mix, I thought I'd go with three Los Angeles based bands from three different eras: The Byrds (1960's), The Three O'Clock (1980s), and Army/Navy (2010's). (Befour Three O'Clock and The Salvation Army were early band names for The Three O'Clock, btw.)  I've also re-upped the Los Angeles 60's music scenes comps.


Jetfighter The Three O'Clock
So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star The Byrds
Pacific Army Navy
Prouve Army Navy
Sorry The Three O'Clock
Dolphin's Smile The Byrds
Summer Morning Army Navy
She Turns To Flowers Salvation Army
I See You The Byrds
She Don't Care About Time The Byrds
The Girl With The Guitar (Says Oh Yeah) The Three O'Clock
I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better Byrds
Ignite Army Navy
The Seventeen Forever Befour Three O'Clock
The Long Goodbye Army Navy