Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music - Play the Music of Walt Disney (1956)

Thanks to Crichton72 for sending me this to post on my blog! He appreciates Lawrence Welk as much as I do! Please leave a comment and thank Crichton72 for this share!

If you love Lawrence Welk and you also love Walt Disney, then this is the album for you! Lawrence Welk and members of his musical family circa 1956 - the Lennon Sisters, Dick Dale, Alice Lon, Larry Hooper, Bob Lido, the Sparklers - sing favorite songs from several Walt Disney movies! This will certainly take you down memory lane - enjoy!

Track listing for Lawrence Welk - Play the Music of Walt Disney:

Side 1:
1. Whistle While You Work
2. When You Wish Upon a Star
3. Mickey Mouse Mambo
4. Some Day My Prince Will Come
5. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
6. Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah

Side 2:
1. Ballad of Davy Crockett
2. Hi! to You
3. That's What Uncle Remus Said
4. The Siamese Cat Song
5. A Whale of a Tale
6. Heigh-Ho

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Electronic Concept Orchestra - Moog Groove (1969)

I found this little gem for 50 cents at this little resale shop near my house! Like many times before, it was the cover that caught my eye, then the word "moog", and finally the songs. I'm really getting into the moog sound lately - really groovy! Makes me wish I had some orange or green shag carpet and big throw pillows all over the floor. I'm definitely going to have to look for more albums with the moog sound!

Track listing for Electronic Concept Orchestra - Moog Groove:

Side 1:
1. Aquarius
2. Oh Happy Day
3. Hey Jude
4. Both Sides Now
5. Grazing in the Grass

Side 2:
1. Feelin' Alright
2. Penny Lane
3. Atlantis
4. Rock Me
5. Windmills of Your Mind

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Percy Faith - Mucho Gusto! (1961)

Yesterday (April 7) would have been Percy Faith's birthday. And today would have been my mother's birthday. So, because my mother loved Percy Faith so much (I don't think she knew his birthday was the day before hers), I decided to post this Percy Faith album to honor them both (but mostly for my mom). As I listen to this album, I am once again transported back to my childhood and memories of my mom listening to her records. This album also reminds me of the annual Charro Days, which are celebrated in my hometown of Brownsville, Texas, and the parades that I went to as a child. My mother was a school teacher and she often marched in the parades with her school (each school presents a dance to a traditional Mexican song, and the school bands would play, too). Those were good times, and I cherish the memories.

Track listing for Percy Faith - Mucho Gusto!:

Side 1:
1. Mucho Gusto
2. Besame Mucho
3. La Negra
4. Maria Elena
5. Huapango
6. Las Mananitas

Side 2:
1. Las Altenitas
2. Perfidia
3. Cielito Lindo
4. Adios Mariquita Linda
5. Cocula
6. La Chaparrita

Here's a picture of my mom marching in one of the Charro Days parades circa 1958 (before my time). So, now y'all have a face to put to my beloved mother that I often mention: