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Thursday, June 23, 2011

AIRMAN!! UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BASIC TRAINING IN SOUND

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narrated by John Hart


DOCUMENTARY RECORD CO.
V9399
1959
MONO


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SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: pretty self-explanatory as a behind the scenes look at the military training of the U. S. Air Force in the 1950s. Simple but interesting as most audio recordings from that era tend to be.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AN EVENING WITH THE NEW YORK HARP ENSEMBLE

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by various artists; performed by the New York Harp Ensemble: Barbara Pnewska, Eva Jaslar, Sandra Bitterman, Pattee Cohen; Aristid von Wurlzler, Director and Soloist


MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY
MHS 3890
1950s
MONO


SIDE A:



Variations on a Theme of Corelli - Aristid Von Wurltzer
Granada-Serenada - Isaac Albeniz
Capriccio - Aristid Von Wurltzer
Zarabana from Partita II in C (Ciclo Pianistico) - Joaquin Turina
Intermezzo (from Hary Janos) by Zoltan Kodaly

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SIDE B:



Morceau de Concert for Four Harps, Op. 154 - Camille Saint-Saens
Prelude No. III, Op. 50 - Ahmed Adnan Saygun
Prelude No. II - George Gershwin
Roumanian Folk Daqnces - Bela Bartok

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Editor's note: I'll admit to playing this as background music simply because it's not original works and thus I didn't really pay attention. An odd thing to say as a blogger but that's how I feel about remakes unless they are exceptionally good or bad with a preference for the latter.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SOUTH BASS ISLAND BOUND

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by Michael Kelly Brewer


THE PUT-IN-BAY TRADING CO.
SBI-1
1983
STEREO


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SIDE A:



South Bass Island Bound
Carry Me Back to the Island
South Bass Island Love Song
I Survived the South Bass Island Summer of '82
Lord, I Need a Drink

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SIDE B:



Don't Drink the Wine
Pride of Put-in-Bay
I Knew You/South Bass Island Love Song: Reprise
Roll On, Lake Erie, Roll On

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Editor's note: a folksy, made for tourists kind of album with expectant cliches and good feelings. I guess it makes sense since it's located in Ohio and nothing is more boring than being there.

ZODIAC

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by Blowfly


WEIRD WORLD RECORDS
WW-2023
1975
STEREO


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SIDE A:



Intro.
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Leo
Cancer
Sagittarius

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SIDE B:



Intro.
Virgo
Pisces
Libra
Capricorn
Scorpio
Aquarius

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Editor's note: it didn't take much foresight to see that this record would be as bad as its predecessors by Blowfly and that was the whole purpose of buying it. A raunchy and bawdy record with dated humor that is still better than anything being put out today. The sad part is that the internet is filled with copycat humorists rehashing old bits from classics such as this and trademarking it as their own. Which is why comedy is a such a dismal at nowadays.