Easy Listening

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Jerry Allen Magic Organ Sound (Metronome) EX / EX D'1966 42.00
(herman print of dynamic Easy Listening/Pop venture; cover of "blue moon" ...w/drums accompaniments;)
Chet Atkins Christmas With (RCA) EX / VG++ U.S.'1961 52.00
(orange-label reprint from the early 70's of early 60's Living Stereo print;)
Travelin' (RCA) EX / VG+(+) U.S.'1963 36.00
(orig. mono-print; incl. "wheels", "la dolce vita", "the world is waiting for the sunrise";)
Les Baxter Caribbean Moonlight (Capitol) EX / EX U.S.'195 75.00
(orig. green-label mono print from the late 50's (?) classic Easy Listening Sounds...;)
Jewels Of The Sea (Capitol) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 75.00
(Easy Listening Classic... titillating orchstrations for listening and loving!!)
Midnight On The Cliffs (Capitol) EX / EX U.S.'195 75.00
(orig. black/rainbow-label mono print; late 50's (?) Easy Listening classic; w/vibrant chorus 'n drifty orchestral lines;)
Ports Of Pleasure (Capitol) EX / VG++ U.S.'195 75.00
(orig. black/rainbow-label mono print; late 50's (?) Easy Listening classic; w/vibrant chorus 'n drifty orchestral lines; ...evoking images of exotic places... "Hong Kong cable car", "City of veils", "monkey dance of Bali", "Sidewalk cafés of Saigon", "Bankok cockfight" (probably no pun intended here... oops!)
The Sacred Idol (Capitol) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 75.00
(orig. stereo print of great Easy Listening vinyl! ...melodies & primitive rhythms in selections inspired by the savage splendor of the fabled Aztec Empire;)
Pat Collins Turn On (Warner Brothers) EX / EX U.S.'196 55.00
(Miss Pat Collins, the hip hypnotist, demonstrates the power of suggestion on the non-musical 14 minutes long "turn on"! the B-side has arranged songs w/her voice... suitable for layin' back 'n dip noze into an eye scream! gold-label stereo print in top shape!)
Martin Denny Another Taste Of Honey (Liberty) EX / VG++ U.S.'1960 65.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...Pop tunes from the 50's receive a jazzy wrapping here; most dynamic performance in authentic Mono form!)
The Enchanted Sea (Liberty) EX / M-! U.S.'1957 110.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...Pop tunes from the 50's gettin' 'xotic polynesian treats here; mono print in top shape!)
Exotica Today (Liberty) EX / VG++ U.S.'1960 75.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements; he picks popular tunes of the time 'n enhances them w/ his very personal stamp... plenty o' acoustic guitars on this album...; mono-print w/black label; ...and another beauty graces the front-cover!)
Exotica Volume II (Liberty) EX / EX U.S.'1957 75.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...piano, celeste, bongos, congas, bird calls, vibes, marimba, percussion, string-bass, marimbula 'n more percussion...; orig. green-label mono print; ...and a lady's face w/ hipnotic eyes on front cover!)
Exotica Volume III (Liberty) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1958 65.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...piano, celeste, bongos, congas, bird calls, vibes, marimba, percussion, string-bass, marimbula 'n more percussion...; black label stereo print; ...and a lady's face w/ hipnotic face on front cover!)
Forbidden Island (Liberty) EX / VG++ U.S.'1958 75.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...piano, celeste, bongos, congas, special effects, bird calls, vibes, marimba, percussion, flute, musette, string-bass, japanese samisen, guitar, marimbula 'n more percussion...; mono-print w/blue-green label; cute lady on cover!)
Hawaii (Liberty) EX / EX U.S.'196 65.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...on this album he plays the theme from the the motion picture of the same name plus a bag of pacific-air-ripplin' moods...; orig. black label stereo print;)
Hypnotique (Liberty) EX / VG++ U.S.'1957 95.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...piano, celeste, bongos, congas, bird calls, vibes, marimba, percussion, string-bass, marimbula 'n more percussion... HAUNTING chorus-lines!! ...plus some japanese trad. gear featured here... koto, japanese flute, Samisen, Shakuhachi  green label mono print; cover of "summertime", "St. Louis Blues" ...on front sleeve there's  a lady laying on tatami and her hypnotic "come on" fills the room!)
Latin Village (Liberty) EX / VG++ U.S.'1961 75.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...Pop tunes from the 50's receive a Denny-Latino wrapping here; mosty dynamic performance in authentic Mono form!)
Quiet Village (Liberty) EX / VG++ U.S.'1960 75.00
(legendary Easy Listening composer/performer soothed w/embalming exoticisms 'n adventurous arrangements! ...piano, celeste, bongos, congas, bird calls, vibes, marimba, percussion, string-bass, marimbula 'n more percussion...; stereo print; black label press; Movie director John Sturges contributed the liner-notes! khool sleeve;)
Percy Faith And His Orchestra
Kismet (Columbia) EX / VG+(+) U.S.'195 65.00
(orig. red label mono print of 50's Easy Listening album conatining the music from the famous Broadway production;)
Manfredo Fest After Hours (Daybreak) EX / EX U.S.'1972 42.00
(early 70's rare U.S. release (on small californian label) of extra-tasty Easy Listening Pop sounds w/ Latin flavor; w/brass section feat. trombones, trumpet, flute and sax...; Fest plays piano & organ; there's no guitar to be heard here!! has a version of "the theme from Love Story", "Bossa Nova Rock Blues #1"...; Sonny Burke produced;)
Gogi Grant Same (Pete) EX / VG++ U.S.'1968 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of Pop/Easy Listening album by 60's femme chanteuse; fully arranged bag by Lincoln Mayorga who also conducted; khool version of "somebody to love";)
Hagood Hardy The Homecoming (Capitol) M- / EX U.S.'1975 42.00
(mid-70's red-label release of mostly instrumental, orchestrated Easy Listening moods by U.S. vibist/ composer; feat. Dick Berg, Eugene Amaro...;)
Richard Hayman And His Orchestra
Voodoo! (Mercury) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 95.00
(rare & fascinating early 60's (?) Easy-Listening spooker ... "a musical adventure that transports into the deepest interior of Haiti. here's the fearsome fire and the brewing pot. here are the frightening shadows" (from the liner-notes) orchestral music w/shaky perco-simmer 'n voices; intonations of the dances of the hungans (priests of Voodoo) ...haunting sceneries indeed! song-titles like "conjuration", "midnight ritual", "zombi", "invocation"; orig. stereo black-silver label print; GREAT cover art!)
Ellis Larkin Lost In The Wood (Stanyan) EX / EX U.S.'197 52.00
(early 70's U.S. release of renowned studio/ session pianist who accompanied such celebs as Ella Fitzgerarld, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Rod McKuen... etc. w/his smooth 'n relaxed piano-style; Ellis gets backed by Al McKibbon on bass, Panama Francis (dr) plus a cushion of distant, haunting woodwinds! mostly Rod McKuen (who also produced) songs gettin' the Larkins treat... a nice Easy Listening pleasure! ...housed in pretty weird "naked man in the woods" photo/collage (?) cover!)
Enoch Light And His Orchestra
Stereo 35/MM (Command) EX / VG++ U.S.'1961 95.00
(early 60's U.S. grey label stereo-print of most dynamic orchestral Easy Listening venture performed at Carnegie Hall; the original master was recorded on 35mm magnetic film for perfect, unadulterated sound! ...and it's a BLAST indeed after more than 30 years, this persuasive (re)percussion still (or finally!?) is an exciting aural experience!! covers of Irving Berlin's "heat wave", "you do something to me", "love for sale"; FOC w/plenty of info on procedure 'n songs;)
Enoch Light And The Command All Stars
Persuasive Percussion Volume 4 (Command) EX / EX U.S.'1961 95.00
(early 60's U.S. grey label mono-print of most dynamic orchestral Easy Listening venture; rendition of popular tunes like "in the mood", "am I blue", "by blue heaven"; ...a really far-out production job for the times!! FOC w/plenty o' infos;)
Lugene Music For The Sensual Woman (Mem) EX / EX U.S.'196 55.00
(late 60's (?) orig. U.S. print of piano-fronted Easy Listening Pop soother w/string-arrangements; ...and I thought I've heard Lord Byron frying some eggs in the back-ground...;)
Arthur Lyman Aloha,Amigo (Life) M- / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(orig. yellow-label MONO-print of 'xotic-flavoured Songs by hawaiian based Easy Listening composer; incl. "tango of the roses", "La Paloma" ...plus a perco-rattlin' spooker called "cumana";)
The Legend Of Pele (Life) EX / EX U.S.'196 95.00
(orig. yellow label MONO print of late 50's/Early 60's (?) release by hawaiian-based Easy Listening composer bouncin' fro' on rhythm-patterns of all sorts w/unique (for the time) instrumentation feat. vibes, celeste, clavietta, bass, flute, guitar...; ...mysterious sounds lifting layers of dust from tombs filled w/ vintage myths... 'xotically haunting!)
Leis Of Jazz (Life) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 75.00
(orig. U.S. stereo-print of 'xotic-flavoured Pop-Jazz by hawaiian-based Easy Listening composer bouncin' fro' on rhythm-patterns of all sorts w/unique (for the time) instrumentation as Arthur turns from vibes to marimba in several numers & gets gutty "woodpile" sounds that really "Rock"; vintage/ standard Jazz tunes like "body & soul", "my funny valentine, "lullaby of Birdland", "how high the moon"...;)
Love For Sale (Life) EX / EX U.S.'196 85.00
(orig. red label U.S. stereo-print of 'xotic-flavoured americana Love-Songs (w/ a Pop-Jazz wrapping) by hawaiian-based Easy Listening composer bouncin' fro' on rhythm-patterns of all sorts w/unique (for the time) instrumentation feat. vibes, celeste, clavietta, bass, flute, guitar 'n ace percussion jobs by Harold Chang; from the late 50's/early 60's(?)
Love For Sale (Life/Sparton) EX / VG+(+) Can'196 65.00
(orig. black/silver label canadian stereo-print of 'xotic-flavoured americana Love-Songs (w/ a Pop-Jazz wrapping) by hawaiian-based Easy Listening composer bouncin' fro' on rhythm-patterns of all sorts w/unique (for the time) instrumentation feat. vibes, celeste, clavietta, bass, flute, guitar 'n ace percussion jobs by Harold Chang; from the late 50's/early 60's(?)
Polynesia (Life/Sparton) EX / EX Can'196 75.00
(orig. black/silver label canadian stereo-print of 'xotic-flavoured Songs ( partly derived from trad. polynesian roots) by hawaiian-based Easy Listening composer; incl. an action/perco-packed version of  "waltzing Matilda"... dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill; "afro blues" is composed by Mongo Santamaria;)
Jean-Christian Michel Requiem (Riviera) EX / VG++ F'196 34.00
(late 60's french print of instrumental Easy-Listening Pop piece w/classical influence (feat. 5 pieces by J. S. Bach) performed on organ, bass, clarinet w/percussion;)
Stuart Phillips And His Orchestra
Harry Revel's Music From Outer Space (MGM) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 75.00
(early 60's yellow/black label MONO print of fascinating orchestral Easy Listening oeuvre! haunting chorus lines and an impressive cover-art!)
Emil Richards New Time Element (UNI) EX / EX U.S.'196 65.00
(promo-print of 60's Easy Listening venture by master vibes-/percussionist; some nice orchestration-parts 'n intriguing moves in rhythm...; John Morell on guitar, Dave Mac Kay on piano & organ, Joe Porcaro plays drums, Chino Valdes on bongos and conga...; cover of  "take five" (Brubeck) played in 4/4; Tom Scott & Paul Beaver arranged some selections;)
The Howard Roberts Quartet Jaunty-Jolly! (Capitol) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1967 75.00
(orig. U.S. black/rainbow orig. MONO print of extra tasty Jazz-guitar driven easy swingin' grooves w/ Dave Grusin on electric organ, Shelly Manne on drums, Emil Richards on percussion...; skillfull licks & a sound that kicks; ace version of "mercy, mercy, mercy" (!) ...a funky "Winchester Cathedral", shaky twang on "so nice (summer samba)
The George Shearing Quintet With Voices
Night Mist (Capitol) VG++ / VG+(+) U.S.'196 55.00
(orig. green-label Mono print of early 60's (?) release; featured here are the voices of the Jud Conlon Choir;)
Sylvia Syms Love Lady (Stanyan) EX / EX U.S.'1970 55.00
(rare 1970 release (in nice card-board FOC) of string-arranged Easy Listening moods w/Sylvia's soft humming voice; LOVE is the theme; Syd Dale & Rod McKuen (who (co)wrote all the songs) arranged & conducted; Ellis Larkin on the piano;)
The Three Suns Soft And Sweet (RCA) EX / EX U.S.'1955 95.00
(mid-50's U.S. orig. black label print (w/doggie harkening) tasty strings w/spooky organ & electric guitar licks creatin' a moody scnenery w/streams of fleeting, transitory moments caught in time between a flurry of opposing currents! real cute sleeve w/half-naked lady and a doggie!)
Caterina Valente I'll Remember April/Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (Brunswick) - / VG+ D'196 34.00
(rare german print of early 60's single by german Pop-lady treadin' Latin-Jazz lanes on title-track, accompanying herself on guitar and Chet Baker blows the trumpet;)
Billy Vaughn Blue Hawaii (DOT) EX / VG+ U.K.'196 34.00
(orig. U.K. black-label Mono-print w/ gold lettering; orchestral Easy Listening classic; incl. "coconut grove", "trade winds"...;)
Ruth Wallis Of Men And Memories (Wallis Original) EX / VG+(+) U.S.'195 65.00
(late 50's (?) U.S. orig. MONO print of great Easy Listening album deliverin' a catchy bag of mood love songs w/bass (Brooks Caperton) and guitar (Tommy Miles) accompaniment; arranged & directed by Sid S. Franklin; khool sleeve-design;)
Paul Weston And His Orchestra
Mood For 12 (Columbia) EX / VG+(+) U.S.'195 65.00
(orig. U.S. late 50's (?) MONO print (w/"eyes"-label) of hooky Easy Listening grooves feat. Barney Kessel; incl. "my funny valentine", "Georgia on my mind", "between the devil and the deep blue sea"; real cute sleeve-design;)

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