Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rock in to Spring with Cannons, Chimes and Voices

Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op. 91
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49

Philadelphia and Bach

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Sinfonia from Cantat No. 156
Little Suite No. 2 V - Gigue
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Little Suite No. 2 IV - Gavotte
Little Suite No. 2 III - Aria
Little Suite No. 2 II - Gavotte
Little Suite No. 2 I - Preludium
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

The Romantic Strings

MacDowell: To a Wild Rose
Bizet: Adagietto from "L'Arlesienne"
Massenet: Elegie
Grieg: Notturno from "Lyric Suite"
Massenet: Mediation from "Thais"
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
Londaerry Air
Mascagni: Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Borodin: Nocturne for String Orchestra

Spring in Philadelphia

To welcome spring, we take two RCA Red Seal and a Columbia Masterworks recordings of The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by famed Eugene Ormandy. Each record recorded in the early 70's. Enjoy, Spring in Philadelphia!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Quarterly Check-in!

Since the start of the year, we have found the most popular download was in February with the two Ronnie Aldrich recordings posted. We are a huge fan of Mr. Aldrich here at Easy Stackin'. We'd love to share our huge collection of London Phase 4 recordings with you.

Many of Mr. Aldrich's Phase 4 recordings have been re-released through Dutton Vocalion in the UK. Over the last few years, they have been re-releasing many of our favorite London artists.

As always, thank you for the many comments.

Easy Stackin'

Bon Bons for Spring!

On the Trail
Swinging Shepherd Blues
In an Eighteenth Centrury Drawing Room
Swedish Rhapsody
Blue Tango
Mountain High Valley Low
Toy Trumpet
Fiddle Faddle
Jazz Pizzicato
Holiday for Strings
Our Waltz

Released in 1958 when STEREO was the rage of audio, Raymond Paige conducts the Radio City Music Hall Symphony with musical 'Bon Bons'. You might call them American Bon Bons as each of the selections are American pieces and composers, Koffman, Anderson and Rose.
I'm actually surprised this record reproduced itself well from all the wear of play it suffered though the years on our living room Stromberg Carlson stereo. It was one of three records that I recall were played most every night for dinner. The other albums unfortunately are still in print on CD in some form or fashion. This album was included with Ray Conniff' 'S Marvelous and Frank Chacksfield's Richmond label releas of The Best of Cole Porter.
Enjoy the Radio City Music Hall Symphony with some great American pieces. It's great listening for the spring and summer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is Here!

Good Bye
My One and Only Love
Let There be Love
Violets for Your Furs
We Could be Flying
But Beautiful
Spring is Here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The First Irish Tenor - John McCormick

This is a very special post. This RCA Camden compilation was produced in 1958. The recordings are actually produced from the original 78 RPM recordings. We've processed the LP digitally, we could not help the original pops and clicks from the original 78's. The recordings range from 1912 - 1930. They are timeless. The orchestrations help bring us back to simple times. So, imagine that you're living in the early 20's and winding-up the phonograph with some Victor RED SEAL recordings that you paid $1.00 for just ONE side.

I Hear You Calling Me - 1927
Kathleen Mavourneen - 1927
The rose of Tralee - 1930
The Foggy Dew - 1913
Molly Bawn - 1911
Molly Brannigan - 1913
Mother Machree - 1927
There is a Flower that Bloometh - 1912
When Irish Eyes are Smiling -1916
Little Town in the Auld County Down - 1921
Masuchla - 1911
Somewhere a Voice is Calling - 1914
Then You'll Remember Me - 1916
Where the River Shannon Flows - 1912

Living Voices Sings Irish Songs


A Little Bit of Heaven
The rose of Tralee
MacNamara's Band
Mother Machree
Danny Boy
Galway Bay
My Wild Irish Rose
It's the Same Old Shillelaigh
When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Dennis Day - My Wild Irish Rose

Back to Donegal
Clancy Lowered the Boom
Galway Bay
How Can You Buy Killarney
Mother Machree
A Shawl of Galway Grey
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
My Wild Irish Rose
The Rose of Tralee

Bing = St. Pat's Day, Too!

St. Patrick's Day Parade
With My Shillelagh Under My Arm
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Did Your Mother Come From Ireland?
The Rose of Tralee
Where the River Shannon Flows
The Donovans
Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan
It's The Same Old Shillelagh
Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder
Dear Old Donegal
MacNamara's Band

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Making Up for Lost Time

We apologize here at EasyStackin' for getting wrapped-up in the laziness of winter. We suspect that the summer months would distract us from posting on a regular basis and we found ourselves falling in the 'Laziness of Winter'.

So, to make up for lost time, we have four posts here. Our selections today from the RCA record vault. Two Red Seals, one regular Victor and one from the Living Camden series.

From the regular Victor label, Frankie Carle 37 Favorites for Dancing. Well, we have to admit, we have a problem with this recording and could only provide about 16 of the 37 favorites. 1958 Enjoy!

Medley: Dancing on the Ceiling
Medley: Remember Me
Medley: September in the Rain
Medley: The Very Thought of You

From the Living Camden series is the Living Guitars, The Big Guitar Sound. 1964

I Believe in You
Oh, Lonesome Me
Rhythm of the Rain
Big Guitar
Alley Cat
Wabash Cannonball
Boss Guitar
Now from the distinctive artists of Red Seal label are Al Hirt with the Boston Pops and Anna Moffo. Teamed up with the backdrop of the Boston Pops is the diversified talents of Al Hirt. Included here also is a unique rendition of Java, one of Mr. Hirt's biggest hits. 1964 Enjoy!

The Toy Trumpet (Stereo)
The Last Chord
Bugler's Holiday
Trumpet Concerto - Haydn
The Toy Trumpet
A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Carnival of Venice
Eili, Eili
La Virgen de la Macarena

From the Red Seal opera vaults is The Incomparable Anna Moffo. Here are selections from some of her best albums compiled in 1980. Enjoy!

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Act I
Puccini: Turandot Act I,
Puccini: Turandot Act III
Rossini: Semiramide Act 1
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Act II
Puccini: Suor Anglica - Senza mamma
Puccini: Tosca Act II
Verdi: I Lombardi Act IV
Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix Act 1