Montag, Oktober 30, 2006

Si Zentner - The Swingin´ Eye!!!!!!!! (1960)



Man, this is a crazy cover, isn´t it? And it features some crazy song titles as well, like e.g. "Yes! We Have No Bananas". And it has 8 (eight!) exclamation marks on the cover. Weird, that is... Germans might know the banana-song from the post-war era as "Ausgerechnet Bananen", younger ones might know it from the "5-Minuten-Terrine" commercial...

Trombonist Si (Simon) Zentner was born in 1910. He is best remembered for leading a quality big band, beginning in the late 1950s long after the big band era had ended, when many of the nation's ballrooms were closing down. Si began recording for Liberty in 1959, and after assembling a large touring swing outfit, toured steadily. A great PR man and promoter, Zentner's bands won an amazing 13 straight Down Beat polls for “Best Big Band.” Perhaps the most important among the regular members of the bands Zentner formed was pianist Bob Florence, whose arrangement of a twist-version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Up a Lazy River" crossed over into the top 50 pop charts, winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental, and gave Zentner his biggest hit. Mr. Zentner died in 2000 from leukemia...

Actually, here you´ll get some great swingin´ private-eye music here, some excellent spy sounds. The cover alone is worth this post...

I just found out that this one is still available, so I don´t post the link. Please get this one at your trusted record dealer...

Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

I understand slightly what you say by that it's still available, and that you have not listed the download link, but I think you will find that many album shares on here are still available to purchase in some way or another, and to a lesser extent in charity shops too! So please try and not tease us with album covers with no links, either share the dam thing or don't, and if it's the latter then please remove the cover!

Roman hat gesagt…

Dear Mr. Anonymous,

of course, anything is available somewhere and somehow, how could I have obtained this music, if it wasn´t available? Did you think I played and recorded it on my own organ at home? Nope!

The point is: Is this piece of music easy to get, or is it hard to get? Well, this one is easy to get. Now. It was different three years ago, when it was hard to get.

Now, if you want this, then buy it at Amazon.com, it´s in stock there. And just be delighted by the beautiful covers I post on MY blog. Because I decide what I post on MY blog.

How about getting your own blog? Then YOU can decide what to post on YOUR blog. If you´re not happy with the content on MY blog, please stay away from here.

Anyway, thanks for your suggestion, I´ll consider it deeply...

Anonym hat gesagt…

Right on Roman!

Anonym hat gesagt…

yessssssss, buddy!
this is what i call drawin' the line! just found this amazing blog...congratulations and thank you!

GLAUBER