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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

DOLLS DOLLS DOLLS


THE HARMONICATS


MERCURY RECORDS
MG 20313
Circa Early 1960s


During the past year, Jerry Murad and His Harmonicats have developed the electronic harmonicas to further enhance their performances. This session will evidence the greater depth and musical color now provided by the harmonicas, played by this top trio. Hi-Fi bugs, as well as general music fans, have evinced great interest in the NEW SOUND, thus, this first album.

Herein, too, in addition to the NEW AND GREATER SOUND of the Harmonicats, are songs and arrangements to keep toes tapping from eight to eighty. Not the wonderful variety of tempos and moods, included in this DOLLS, DOLLS, DOLLS. Truly music for every mood.


This session was made at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago with M. T. (Bill) Putnam at the controls. Microphones utilized to reproduce the various sections and instruments included: solo chromatic harmonica and/or eight chromatic harmonica, played by Don Les, and special chord rhythm harmonica, played by Al Fiore, amplifiers on these harmonicas fed directly into the mixing console; piano, RCA 77X; drums, Telefunken, 201; string bass, altec 639; flute and reeds, B & O Fentone; rhythm guitar, shure 333; solo guitar, direct feed from amplifier into mixing console. The entire session was taped at 15 ips(inches per second).


This MERCURY LONG PLAYING 33 1/3 r.p.m. recording was made possible through the use of the MERCURY SOUND MARGIN CONTROL process-- a technique whereby it has become possible for Mercury to produce for the record-buying public a disc of truly superior quality, especially with respect to brilliance, clarity, dynamic range and reliable stylus tracking. This record can be played on any 33 1/3 r.p.m. turntable.

Photo by Don Bronstein

Printed in U.S.A.

CUSTOM HIGH FIDELITY

SIDE A



OH! YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL
SPANISH DOLL
DANCE OF THE DUTCH DOLL
PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
PAPER DOLL
MARCH OF THE TOYS


SIDE B:



WALTZING DOLL
THE TOY TRUMPET
WEDDING OF THE PAINTED DOLL
PINK DRESDEN DOLL
THE WOODEN SOLDIER AND THE CHINA DOLL
DOLL DANCE



Editor's note: ah- harmonicas. Electrified. With chunky finger-plunked bass and shards o' guitar. It almost sounds like very talented musicians having a jam session in a garage but minus the canned sound. Simplified genius is most certainly highly accessible and this opens the door for you and invites you in. Sit on the couch, grab sound Doritos and Kool-Aid and hug your women, children and pets within the sound of your loving record player because this one's cozy enough to get quite comfortable with.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi R. O. Glockenspiel !
Unfortunately the link to these advanced e-harmonicas is not seen ...
Supr

R. O. Glockenspiel said...

This is one of the lost files which will have to be re-recorded and I am too busy with the new ones to get to it.

Anonymous said...

I see
Supr

Gregory in San Diego said...

I have this record! LOL

Dr. Bell Otus said...

Have it :-)