Wednesday, August 20, 2008

GoodWill Hunting

Easy Stackin' is going to be a out of commission for the next couple of weeks. So, we thought we'd leave you with two selections. Awhile ago, I promised not to attend any more record conventions or purchase any more vinyl as there is more than plenty of records and vinyl in the house, already.

A friend recently took me to a GoodWill store just browsing for themselves. I searched around and came across a used record bin. Curious, I searched through the few stacks of LP's. Several times I said in my mind, "I've got that", repeatedly. A couple of those "I've got that" found myself pausing a moment and realizing, I do have it in mono.

WAIT, these are in STEREO!!! So, we gave a quick glace at the condition. They looked pretty well kept. For a $1.00 each, how could you go wrong? So here are the two STEREO treats.

From 1962, the Boston Pops performs Leroy Anderson. It's the 'NEW' Sound of the Boston Pops. I found it funny that Sleigh Ride and Serenata sounded exactly like my 78 copy. Course, now in STEREO!!!

Our second Stereo find is a childhood memory album. My dad played this album frequently from the RCA console stereo in the living room when the album was released in the later mid 60's. I'm sure this was a 'gold' album for Mr. Williams. Summer Samba, Born Free and Cherish were huge hits on the radio. Here's some great 60's instrumental styles from a truly great arranger/artist, Roger Williams. Enjoy!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Enoch Light STEREO 35MM

Here’s another treasure that’s been in the family as long as I can remember. In fact, I was always intrigued with the album cover as it was the first album stacked in the wire record rack at my aunt’s house. I’m actually surprised that some of my fellow ‘EZ’ bloggers haven’t posted it before. Perhaps, they’re giving me the limelight for it.

From 1961, Enoch Light & his orchestra in Stereo 35MM sound. It’s the successor to Mr. Light’s Persuasive Percussion on his own Command label. Recorded in Carnegie Hall, the sound of this album is extremely entertaining and technically advanced for its period. Hope you enjoy, Stereo 35MM.

Liner notes: The first time you hear this record will be one of the most starling experiences of your entire life. For the very first time you will hear sound that is completely liberated, sound that is tally free – pure, full, honest sound with not mechanical restrictions whatsoever.
No record like this has ever been made before.
It reveals the most astounding development in recording techniques since the first fabulous Command Record, Persuasive Percussion, completely revolutionized the accepted concepts of sound on records.
You will hear sounds so intensely real that you can actually feel the presence of each individual musical instrument.
For the first time you will hear music reproduced in all its full power and glory, with all of its widest, widest breadth and with every last element of imposing depth. The sound is so pur, so totally true, that it is possible to reproduce music of such great intensity that it actually approaches the threshold of pain.
Listening to this record can be a shocking experience. It can be exhausting, it can be exhilarating. But it won’t be a casual experience. This is an adventure in listening that you will never forget.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pepe Jaramillo - En Broadway

Here was a treasured find. I was able to find this album on ebay. There's a story behind each of the recordings posted on ES (EasyStackin'). I have been searching for I Talk to the Trees by Mr. Jaramillo since I heard it on WEZN (Bridgeport, CT) in the 70's and 80's. I needed a friend to translate this Mexican album for me to be sure the song was on it. I struck gold!

I suspect the album was released in the late 50's due to the broadway song list. It's a bit beat up. We tried our best to clean it up and feel it came out pretty well.

The album is typical Latin American piano that you can imagine at poolside with a rum and Coke. Today it might be the popular Mojito!

Our favorite choice from the album is featured in the Sample Box. Another favorite of the album is Hey There. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do here at EasyStackin'.

En Broadway - download