Mittwoch, September 27, 2006

James Last - Op Klompen (1969)

Hmm, only 14 people who dropped me a mail for the Jimmie Haskell file. Not very popular, these space-age-records, I guess. Enoch Light went away about 200 times, Les Baxter too... Or is it that people are a little lazy when it comes to do a little thing before getting something?

Well, anyway: Time´s up for Jimmie, here´s another gem from good old James Last. This one is for our friends from the Netherlands and it´s from 1969. "Op Klompen" means to wear these obscure wooden boots, just like Hansi does on the cover. Holland´s (and Germany's) favorites are nice to hear, try to sing along if you dare, but don´t mix up the words... ;o)

Here´s the tracklist:

1) Hoog op de gele wagen
Een karretje op de zandweg reed
De paden op, de lanen in
Hela, gij bloempje

2) In 't groene dal in 't stille dal
Langs berg en dal klinkt hoorngeschal
't Zonnetje gaat van ons scheiden

3) Moeke, d'r staat 'n vrijer bie de deur
Daar kwam ene boer van Zwitserland
In Holland staat een huis

4) Vier weverkens
Hoe zachtkens glijdt ons bootje
Knaapje zag een roosje staan

5) Door de bossen door de heide
Limburg mijn vaderland
De bloempjes gingen slapen
Op de grote stille heide

6) 'n Boer wol noar zien noaber tou
Het kwezelken
Daar was laatst een meisje loos
Wel Annemarieke

7) Des winters als het regent
Wie rusten wil in 't groene woud
Roodborstje tikt tegen het raam

8) De wielewaal
De uil zat in de olmen
Een vreemde arme snuiter

Phew, that was hard to type, believe me... Now I´m waiting for Hansi "In Scandinavia", ´cause I still don´t have it...

Freitag, September 22, 2006

Xavier Cugat - Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha (1957)

And one more time the great Xavier Cugat, this time he brings to us some bread, some love, and a lot of cha cha cha cha cha cha cha...

Dienstag, September 19, 2006

Enoch Light - The Private Life of a Private Eye (1959)

I´ve seen this one on another blog, but I´ve prepared this one before, and it´s too great to forget about it. These are spy sounds, as you may have already guessed. Get out your long coat and the sunglasses...

Freitag, September 15, 2006

Bert Kaempfert - 6 Plus 6 (1972)

Hmm, six plus six equals... Maybe you can find out how many tracks are on this LP from 1972 by my favorite composer? But let me give you a hint: If you count the months in one year, you get a similar result. If you count all the hours in one day (including the night) and divide the sum by two, what will you get? How many disciples did Mr. Jesus have? Well, this last question was just to give you a hint if your mathematical skills are a little weak. But then you should be good in religion! If you think that you got the correct answer, then simply ... well, you should ask someone who knows this...

By the way: The shadow on the cover is me holding my camera. But you can only see it, when you look very closely. So please don´t bother...

Dienstag, September 12, 2006

Jimmie Haskell - Count Down! (1957)

This is THE outer space album of that era. And to me it´s one of the best either. It features the theremin and some talking alien, and the style is close to surf-music. On the cover you can see Mr. Haskell himself playing his self-developed synthesizer. This one is a must-have, if you like space-age music.

And one more thing: On the picture above you can see the stereo-version. I found that picture on the web, when I prepared this post. My version is the mono-thing, which should be in better quality than the stereo-version, according to some reviewers. I can´t tell, because I haven´t heard the stereo-thing. My file includes pictures of the front and back cover as well.

Donnerstag, September 07, 2006

Enoch Light - Beatles Classics (1974)

Another one from the fantastic Enoch Light, this time the Beatles get a classical treatment. If you like the Beatles and if you like Enoch Light, this will be the perfect mix. The album is from the year 1974, but it hasn´t lost it´s charm yet, and I guess it never will...

Freitag, September 01, 2006

Sid Ramin - New Thresholds in Sound (1963)

*sniff* ... No presents, no congratulations, no flowers... *sniff* ... But it was my blog´s birthday! I´ve been blogging one year now, and nobody notices... *sniff* ... Sad, sad, sad... But what can I do? Nothing. Except bringing this post to you without the link. That´s my revenge. For not noticing! That´s all your fault! And I tell you: You´ve missed a really great record by Sid Ramin from the year 1963...