Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Then we revisited the Classical Section

We finally finished off the Rampal recordings. These pictured here are also available on CD format and available still through your favorite CD store.

After the Rampal section, we found this unique recording by E. Powers Biggs. Bach Organ Favorites recorded on the Flentrop Organ in the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University. Recorded in 1959 just a year after the organ installation. I believe this maybe available on CD as well. Although, if you wish to prove me wrong, I'll be more than happy to post the recording. I purchased the recording new and the transfer came out very crisp and clear.

Since the Last Post

Since our last posting, we've been diggin' into the popular side of the collection still working on the 'Aldrich' section. These recordings have been re-issued through Vocalation from the UK. Amazon is a good source for these CD recordings.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jean-Pierre Rampal: Bach & Telemann Flute Concertos

This week, we are still in the classical section with Jean-Pierre. This album released in 1974 on Odyssey (Columbia) is with the Saar Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Ristenpart. The favorites here are Telemann. They are light and melodic. It's great music for a Sunday afternoon and a glass of your favorite wine.
Bach: Concerto in G Minor and A Minor (originally for violin)
Telemann: Concerto in C Major and D Major
So, here we are Major to Minor! Relax and Enjoy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Rampal, Mozart and Six Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord

Back to the classical section with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Flute and Robert Veyron-LaCrouix on the harpsichord. If you're a reader of these little tibbits of personal connection, you might find this a bit interesting and I'll need your help. Otherwise, download the album and enjoy.
This probably would not have been a recording that I would make a conscientious effort to purchase. I had an RCA 8-Track of 'Classics of the Movies'. I probably picked it up at Woolco bargain bin. The first cut on that 8-track had Sonata No. 4 in F major, I- Allegro. The piece became a favorite of mine until the 8-track eventually broke as they often did. I can't remember how I remembered the lost recording until I came across this presented recording in a used record shop. When I got home and played the first cut, everything came back to me with a good amount of excitement. I think I took a chance with Flute and Harpsichord.
Here's where I need some help. If anyone can recognize the piece and identify the movie it was used in, please drop me a note. I always remember that 8-track and fond memories.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Maruice Larcange - Larcange Plays Becaud

Here's another favorite from the London Phase 4 Stereo library. Larcange Plays the French composer, Becaud. A favorite of easy-listening stations. 90% of the album was always featured on the stations that I remember listening, WRFM, WPAT, WVNJ, WEZN. I believe a portion of this album has been re-released in compilations. I remember purchasing the album 'new' actually in 1977. So, the digital transfer came out fairly clean. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

For Rich in the Hut

Please check out The Vinyl Lounge Hut for a fabulous latin album featuring Eddie Calvert. A favorite song of mine, Aurora. Here, a family heirloom is the Andrews Sisters with their hit, Aurora. It's straight off the victrola to the digitizing process and offered here with it's wear & tear. It's a thank you for Rich in the Hut!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Neil Diamond Songbook by The Marina Strings

American Idle this past week featured Neil Diamond songs. So, we too at EasyStackin’ will do the same with the Marina Strings. Every cut from this album was often played on the easy-listening stations in the 70’s and 80’s. Here is Neil Diamond’s Solid Gold Songbook performed by The Marina Strings. Sit back and reminisce. (Reminder: 7-Zip is used) I'm sorry that I'm unable to post the true cover. If I get around to taking a picture of it, I'll replace it later. It wasn't even available on e-bay.