Have Nagila, Kalinka, Wenn Ich Komm (Wooden Heart), Oh! Happy Day, House Of The Rising Sun, Plaisir D’Amour, When The Saints Go Marching In, Down By The Riverside, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, Michael, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand, Uber Den Wellen (It’s The Loveliest Night Of The Year), Cielito Lindo, Liebstraum, Thema Aus Dem Klavierkonzert Nr.1 (Tchaikovsky), Nachte In Moskau (Midnight In Moscow), Schwarze Augen, Danny Boy, Greensleeves, Habanera, La Bamba, La Colondrina, La Paloma, Aloha Oe, Guantanamera, Santa Lucia
Sugar Blues, Basin St. Blues, Cryin’ The Blues, Fifth Avenue Blues, Easy Going, Little Brown Jug, Blues In The Night, When My Baby Walks Down The Street, Limehouse Blues, Get Along, Peppersteak Blues, Steamboat Blues
A tremendous rhythm section, A terrific instrumentalist, A great brass section, It all adds up to excitement which is Blues & Brass!
20th Century Boy, Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love, Hello, Hooray, Feel The Need In Me, Gonna Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse, Part Of The Union, Cindy, Incidentally, Pinball Wizard / See Me Feel Me, Cum On Feel The Noize, Twelfth Of Never, Doctor My Eyes, Killing Me Softly With His Song, That’s When The Music Takes Me, By The Devil (I Was Tempted), California Saga – California, Baby I Love You
The artists performing on this album are amongst the all-time greats of country music, and between them they cover every style. From the happy welcoming voice of Porter Wagoner to the deep emotive tones of Waylon Jennings, via the plaintive Skeeter Davis and the smooth Jim Reeves, not forgetting the brilliant guitar picking of Chet Atkins. ‘Country’ music at its very best represented by artists who are some of country music’s best ambassadors, as demonstrated by their visits to the United Kingdom. The lovely Dottie West, a firm favourite at the Country Music Festival; Jerry Reed, who has a string of hits to his credit as well as having written several hit songs for other artists; Don Gibson, who besides having a fine voice, is also a well known songwriter; Dolly Parton, the beautiful lady of song, who in addition to her solo recordings, also duets with Porter Wagoner, and still finds time to compose. Finally, there is the immortal Jim Reeves, who became a legend in his life-time, but whose popularity still lives on nearly a decade after his tragic death. This then, is your opportunity to hear some of the finest country songs ever written, as presented by the musical ‘giants’ of country music, and happily this opportunity ‘knocks’ more than once.
Here is an album of favorites in that traditional Lombardo style that crowds dance floors whenever the Royal Canadians play. There is also a wealth of mood, melody, and lyric in the recording for those who enjoy just listening to Guy’s rich arrangements.
To enchanting instrumentals, Guy has added a selection of warm vocal stylings by Don Rodney, Bill Flannigan, Kenny Gardner, and the Lombardo Trio. There are wonderful memory songs, such as “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” and more recent standards, including “Autumn Leaves,” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.”
Waltz fans haven’t been forgotten, either. For them, Guy has supplied “Now Is the Hour,” the popular “Around the World,” and a charming instrumental arrangement of “Fascination”— one of the loveliest of all three-quarter melodies.
These stylings are the kind that brought prominence to the Guy Lombardo orchestra more than three decades ago, and have kept the Royal Canadians at peak popularity for all these years. Today no other orchestra can claim greater fame over such a long period of time.
The popular tunes of the day may change, but the Guy Lombardo stylings, like the ones in this album, are timeless and basic. Guy has always played his music with the emphasis on melody; played it for easy, relaxed listening, and pleasant.
The Chartbusters never rest, for just as one successful album has been completed and dispatched to an eager audience they’ve embarked on a fresh album project.
And it’s a measure of their energy and talent that they manage to come up with a brilliant package of sounds month after month. This latest hot-off-the-presses LP wasn’t made for yesterday, it was made for today and if you check the current chart list you’ll discover that accuracy joins forces with talent in bringing you the most up-to-date collection of today’s sounds. The songs, the musicians and singers all combine to bring about one of the most entertaining albums you’re likely to come across. The timing has been carefully calculated to make the most of the current chart positions so it really doesn’t matter whether you’re planning a party or just intend sitting down to a review of the current pop scene. The answers, as they say, are in the grooves and we confidently predict that you’ll search hard to find the equal in today’s competitive Chartbusting market.
There is no need to go into any detail about the songs in this album. Just a mere look at the titles will evoke memories of the great times you spent listening to them. I have chosen them carefully from a list of my own favorites, and the chorus and orchestra have done beautifully by them. Please note the sound quality we have achieved—it will come right out of the speakers and involve you completely. Big chorus and orchestra—big sound —really big hits. I know you will enjoy every one of them.
ABOUT HARMONY RECORDS
Columbia Records proudly presents on its Harmony label the most renowned artists in the world of musical entertainment in fine quality recordings. The artists and performances have either been newly recorded expressly for Harmony or have been carefully selected from Columbia’s vast library of great recordings. Every Harmony album is engineered and pressed in accordance with the highest manufacturing standards. The distinguished Harmony name has been associated with the recording industry for over 40 years, and the Columbia name on the Harmony label is your guarantee of superb artistry and quality at a price well within the means of every record collector.
Label: Harmony HS 11387 Cover Photo: Columbia Records Photo Studio