Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love Reach-Out!

We have searched EVERYwhere for a favorite recording of Manuel or Geoff Love without success. I've heard it fairly recently on the satelelite EZ station. So, I know it was available at some sort of time.

To my fellow musical bloggers, if you find or know where this recording may be, PLEASE drop me a message.

The song:
It's Magic

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day! ! !

Happy Memorial Day from EZ! We offer two 'strings' to the heart for this special holiday. One classical to continue on our Mozart Last Four String Quartet album by the Julliard String Quartet and the other by the famed Living Strings with a Salute to Glenn Miller.

We thought to post traditional 'march' music and remembered that it's the VETERAN'S that we honor this weekend. On a personal note, I remember this holiday to be most important in my family. Dad was a 1st lieutenant in the Army in WWII. He disciplined us to be sure we knew the sacrifice of all service people to our country. We understood it was through his war experience. That experience made us understand the reason we love the USA and fight to defend it.

God bless ALL our service people! We love you and honor your courage to keep our country the BEST to live.

Please take a moment. Remember where you are now. If it weren't for these courage individuals, you may not be here to see this print. Something to grow on!

Thank you ALL service men & women for giving a wonderful life in this USA!

Sunrise Serenade with the Living Strings

Here's our 'string' tribute to veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. This is a fairly unique Living String recording. It's conducted by one of the very few LS regulars, Chucho Zarzosa. Recorded in Mexico in 1962 and produced by LS's famed producer, Ethel Gabriel. (I appolgize for the scanned label. It slipped on the scann. I promise to redo it later.)
It's our tribute to ALL veterans that serve our wonderful country, USA. Glenn Miller that gave us some excellant Americana music was one of our true heart service men in WWII.
God bless all those that serve our wonderful United States. We stand behind you!!!
We remember!

Mozart; String Quartet No. 22 in B-Flat

The third quartet of our Last Four String Quartet Mozart album.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Door of Dreams - Joe Reisman

Here's a classic RCA release of Joe Reisman and his orhcestra from 1957. Mr. Reisman was integral to many RCA album productions in the 60's and 70's. In fact, many of Mr. Mancini's releases were produced by Mr. Reisman. There's some great information regarding the recording and Mr. Reisman on the back cover liner notes. So not to reproduce them here, we encourage you to click-on the back cover, perhaps do a little zoom to read them yourself as if you were purchasing this album in 1957-58. Our favorite pick here is Joey's Song. One we recall hearing quite often on those past EZ listening stations of the past. Enjoy!!!

Door of Dreams
El Dorado
Covered Wagon
Mi Corazon
Sunday Afternoon
Mi Vida
Front Row Center
Cheryl's Dream
When Sunny Gets Blue
Day Dream
For My Love
Joey's Song

Quartet No. 21 in D Major

Continuing on posting the rest of this fine album is Quartet No. 21 in D-Major. Now depending on your classical mood, this relaxing quartet makes for an excellent backdrop for Sunday brunch, studying or just kickin' back. Enjoy!

Quartet No. 21 in D Major I - Allegretto
Quartet No. 21 in D Major II - Andante
Quartet No. 21 in D Major III - Menuetto: Trio
Quartet No. 21 in D Major IV - Allegretto

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Roses for Mother's Day

Just in time for Mother's Day a Bouquet of Musical Roses! Living Strings from 1967 conducted by one of the more unique LS conductors, Bill Walker. This album was produced by country guitarist, Chet Atkins joined with LS regular producer, Ethel Gabriel and recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio in Nashville, TN. So, you can expect a slight twang of county arrangements.
The album was purchased brand new in the mid 70's. I am even impressed with how well the digital conversion came out. The sound is pretty awesome.
Best wishes to all Moms from EZ. Enjoy the musical Bouquet of Roses!

The Convict and the Rose
Millions of Roses
My Filipino Rose
Roses are Red
San Antonio Rose
Moonlight & Roses
Rose of Old Pawnee
Room Full of Roses
Bouquet of Roses