Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The "Sensational" Guitars of Dan & Dale - The Nearness of You

Here's another great little gem that I rescued from the HPB bargain bin. It features some great old standards, and is great to play as background music while reading a book, eating dinner, or surfing through the internet! From what I've read, there was no "Dan & Dale", but if anyone out there knows any different or has more info, please let us know! There was also no date on this album, but I'm figuring it's from the 1960s. From the liner notes on this album, and from pictures of other D&D albums, the "Sensational" Guitars of Dan & Dale were previously known as the "Sleepwalk" Guitars of Dan & Dale. I'll try to keep an eye out for those albums next time I'm browsing through the HPB bargain bin.

Track listing for Dan & Dale - The Nearness of You:

Side 1:
1. The Nearness of You
2. Heart & Soul
3. Innamorata
4. Stella by Starlight
5. Only a Rose

Side 2:
1. I Don't Want to Walk Without You
2. Out of Nowhere
3. Call Me Irresponsible
4. Just One More Chance
5. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening


RonH said...

Dan & Dale were a non-existent outfit (sometimes referred to in reference sources as the Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale), "created" by producer Tom Wilson for the credit on one album in 1966. To the degree that they existed at all, Dan & Dale were Sun Ra, Danny Kalb, Steve Katz, Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, Jimmy Owens, Tom McIntosh, and maybe (though he denies it) Al Kooper, all from the ranks of Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra and the Blues Project. They cut one session, so far as anyone knows, at a small studio in New Jersey for the release of a dance music album, called Batman and Robin, which was mostly heard by kids under ten at the time. It was keen then and it's cool now. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

ChildsPlay said...

You're really on a roll in the new year. Thanks for all the music, Esther.

sakilov said...

Thank you very much.

Tanktop said...

Thanks for this fun and obscure record, Esther!
Hello Ron, old buddy:)
Fantastic factoids you've dug up for us.
Sun Ra?
Al Kooper(maybe)?
Who knew? Wow!:)))