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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tally Ho Volume #2

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Tally Ho
Billy Wilson and Joel Barron
Viking Studios LTD. - Denver, Colorado

From the back cover: Here it is! Our second album marking the fifteenth anniversary of the Tally Ho. If you happen to have our first album (released in 1962), you have a capsule history of what has happened to dance music in these years. You will, no doubt, note that Billy has made changes in his group and in his style that reflects the changing tastes of dancing America, yet still has retained a style that beautifully bridges the generation gap.

Marie And The Vagabonds

I'm Gonna Walk Right Out The Door
Love The One You're With
Marie And The Vagabonds
Featuring Joey And Marie
Revelation Studios 4112N7

From the back cover: His (Joey) blend of voices with Marie is a rare musical experience. Joey and Marie write their own songs and have included in this album... "I'm Gonna Walk Right Out The Door."

Satin Doll
Mala Femmina
I'm Gonna Walk Right Out The Door
Love The One You're With
Rock And Roll Heaven
Country Western Medley
Every Day Of My Life
Yesterday I Heard The Rain
Let Me Be There

Monday, December 24, 2012

Nite Life With Mike Clark

Nite Life With Mike Clark
Northwestern Incorporated

From the back cover: The numbers chosen for this album are a few of the most often requested and of these, I believe his very favorite is "Yesterday". It is not a new song but he really "lives" this one.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Links

Let's Take The Long Way Around The World
Don't Take Her From Me
The Links

Possibly the most prolific and awesome group to appear in The Motel Lounge. Please check this Motel Lounge post for samples of The Links albums I've unearthed.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

No Man Is An Island - Danny Scholl

My Way
No Man Is An Island
Danny Scholl
Gold Star Recording Studio
Revel Records

From the back cover: Volunteering for overseas duty, the "singing soldier" was sent to Iwo Jima. There he singlehandedly captured seven enemy soldiers and in the process sustained a broken spine.

The Air Force honored Danny with two bronze stars for bravery and released him back to civilian life.

Home again, Danny hit Broadway with starring roles in such musical comedies as Texas Li'l Darlin, Oklahoma, Pajama Game and more. In great demand for television shows, Danny appeared with Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Perry Como, etc.

During his 44th performance on Jack Paar's "Tonight"show, Danny suffered the first stroke. During rehearsal for a subsequent show, Danny was hit by a second stroke. Tests revealed a need for brain surgery. Following intensive treatment, Danny Scholl – the man no one expected to live – bounced back; eventually landing a movie role in The Texan with Roy Calhoun.

A year later, a third stroke hit with the prognosis that Danny would never again walk or sing. Daily in the hospital, Danny struggled to make sounds with his voice. Five months later came the sound "ah". A year later came the title song to this album "No Man Is An Island".

1979 brought Danny a fourth stroke. He was again told he would "never sing". Each day Danny prayed and promised God that if his voice was restored he would use it to inspire others. Early in 1983 Danny was bubbling with the good news... His voice was back!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The English Leete - Live At The Charcoal

The English Leets
Live At The Charcoal
DCI Productions

From the back cover: We wish to thank Steve Small, owner of the Charcoal Steak House, one of the finest supper clubs in the south.

Swing Medley (Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Sentimental Journey, Red Roses For A Blue Lady and Satin Doll)
Somewhere My Love
Tea For Two
Mack, The Knife
Blue Spanish Eyes
Medley (I'm Getting Sentimental, Deep Purple and Ain't Misbehavin)
I Can See Soft
Medley (Proud Mary and Let Me Be There)
Blue Tango

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Espanol - The Alonzo Family

Mas (More)
The Alonzo Family
Sterling Records ST 600

From the back cover: We feel that we were fortunate in acquiring the musical talents and the authentic Spanish singing of The Alonzo Family. They have appeared for six years as regular entertainment in the Spanish Village at Six Flags Over Texas near Dallas. They are currently appearing for an extended engagement at The Marriott Motor Hotel in Dallas as the feature attraction.

Introducing Bob Braun

Invisible Chains
Introducing Bob Braun
Audio Fidelity AFLP 2148

Think About The Good Old Days
Lies And Kisses
Everlasting Love
Red Roses For A Blue Lady
Sweet Violets
I'm Sitting Here Rememberin'
My Heart Keeps Holdin' On
Pretty Little Ramblin' Rose
Invisible Chains
I Love You More And More Every Day

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

First Gatherings - Paul And Donna

Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
First Gatherings
Paul And Donna
Fat Patches Music 2291

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Music For Belly Dancing - Ray Mirijanian

Ray Mirijanian's Music For Belly Dancing
Mirta Records MR 1003/XTV-12013

From the back cover: Ray and his band can be found every night of the week, as they have been for the past 16 years, at the "Carnegie Hall Of Belly Dancing" Philadelphia's famed Middle East Restaurant, located on Chestnut Street within the shadows of Independence Hall.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bonnie Nelson

Seal With A Kiss
Bonnie Nelson
Live At The Country Palace
With Speedy Haworth And The Stateside Express
Hop-A-Long HPS-111

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Numero Uno - Manuel Dorantes

New York, New York
Numero Uno
Manuel Dorantes

From the back cover: As time passed, the El President Hotels signed him to an exclusive contract to perform in their hotels in Acapulco, La Paz and Can Cun. Seeking more challenge, his next goal was to play in the United States, and in 1980 his goal was met when he began playing in various lounges in the city of Chicago and suburban areas.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Sound Of The Blue Notes

You Make Me So Very Happy
To Sir With Love
The Sound Of The Blue Notes

German lounge act.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Relax With The Tinkers

Proud Mary
Relax With The Tinkers
Tinker And Bette Reason
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio

From the back cover: To confuse matters, Tinker and Bette introduce themselves from the bandstand, I'm Tinker Bates, this is my wife, Bette Bates and our son, Master Bates...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hutchinson Brothers - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother

300 Pound Go Go Girl
Hutchinson Brothers
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
Thrive Records
Rene Sound Studio - David City, Nebraska

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The House Of Skin - Tim Tukker

House Of Skin
Last Day On Earth
Tim Tukker
The House Of Skin
Dimension Sound Studios, Inc., Boston, Mass.

From the back cover: Tim's first appearance in the United States was at the famous Beachcomber in Boston, where he thrilled, delighted and won the hearts of the ladies (young and old alike) and the enthusiastic applause of the men with his mastered repertoire or songs.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fantasy And Reality - The Newcomers

Sounds Of Silence
Fantasy And Reality
The Newcomers
Jewel Records - Cincinnati, Ohio
LPS 142

From the back cover: Our songs speak of this life of contrast. Some are songs of reality, some are songs of fantasy, some about both – explaining one by the other – observing the curious intermingling of the two.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dennis Smith Sings Your Favorites

Girl From Ipanema
Dennis Smith Sings Your Favorites
d. s. records - Davie, Florida

From the back cover: Among his many engagements in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, he spent two years at the Sierra Inn, Fort Lauderdale, where he made so many friends, and also two years at the famous Patricia Murphy's Candlelight Restaurant, Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale.

Patricia Murphy's Candlelight Restaurant

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dean Upchurch And The Country Explosion In Concert

All Shook Up
I Fall To Pieces
Dean Upchurch And The Country Explosion In Concert
Jewel Records - Cincinnati, Ohio JRC80809

The Country Explosion worked out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Favorite Requests - Dyna-Tones

McArthur's Park
Favorite Requests
Domtome Records 7345
Recorded at Vern Castle Studio

From the back cover: Though they call Chicago their home, the trio is well known in other entertainment centers in 27 states of the United States; top entrainment spots like the Fountainbleu in Miami, Lake Geneva's Playboy Club, and in Las Vegas the Alladin and the Dunes Hotel - where the group once shared the bill with Al Hirt. Also in their travels have been the Continental Plaza Hotel, Chicago - Antler Plaza, Colorado Springs - the Winnipeg Inn, Canada, and the Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal - etc.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Raining Down Happiness - Bonnie Lou

Sweet Seasons
Raining Down Happiness
Bonnie Lou
Wrayco Records WSLP-217

From the back cover: Bonnie is real, Bonnie is honest and she's not affected by the so called glamour that television stars are supposed to have... and believe me again, she is a star!

The Key Notes

By The Time I Get To Phoenix
The Key Notes
Artists Records - Cincinnati, Ohio

Watermelon Man
Wichita Lineman
Spanish Harlem
Who Can I Turn To
On A Clear Day
What Kind Of Fool Am I
Many With A Horn
Walk On By
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Made Up
Moonlight In Vermont

Key Notes II

Proud Mary
The Key Notes II
Artists Records - Cincinnati, Ohio

Watch What Happens
Satin Doll
Soon It's Gonna Rain
Cherry Pink
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Close To You
Bill Bailey
Spanish Eyes
Proud Mary
Green Green Grass
Walkin' The Dog

The Key Notes Plus One

Then Came You
For The Good Times
The Key Notes Plus One
Artists Records - Cincinnati, Ohio

You And Me Against The World
Pieces Of Dreams
I Don't Know How To Love Him
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
The Right Thing To Do
It's Too Late
They Came You
The Way We Were
The Summer Knows
For The Good Times
I Honestly Love You