juni 02, 2015

Henry Mancini, His Piano, Orchestra & Chorus - Mancini Country (1970)

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an Italian-American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores.

Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

“Mancini Country” album, recorded in 1970 was somewhat unique for Mancini in that is was a big departure from his jazz oriented roots. The results are really really good and this "Easy listening" type album stands the test of time quite well. Could Mancini do "Country?" The answer is yes- and if your taste in country runs to the refined and laid back you will be pleased and perhaps pleasantly surprised.

No matter, this is country music that has many layers and textures that please the palate much like the grain in a fine piece of wood. Simple, yet the music here has a haunting quality that will make you want to hear it again, and yet again. A good value and a little known gem from 1970. Mancini could do country, and did it well.

Side A
A1. Let It Be Me  (3:00) 
A2. Last Date  (2:52) 
A3. Almost Persuaded  (2:47) 
A4. Take Me To Your World  (3:07) 
A5. Release Me  (2:58) 
A6. You Don't Know Me  (3:17) 
Side B
B1. Phone Call To The Past  (2:57) 
B2. I Can't Stop Loving You  (2:28) 
B3. Make The World Go Away  (3:02) 
B4. Stand By Your Man  (3:15) 
B5. The End Of The World  (3:10)
Arranged By – Mr. Mancini
Drums – Jerry Carrigan
Electric Bass – Harold Bradley
Electric Guitar – Grady Martin, Pete Wade
Engineer – Mickey Crofford
Fiddle [Bass] – Norbert Putnam
French Horn – Vince DeRosa
Harmonica – Tommy Morgan
Organ – Beegie Cruser*
Piano, Soloist – Henry Mancini
Producer – Joe Reisman
Rhythm Guitar – Jerry Shook, James Capps, Ray Edenton
Steel Guitar – Lloyd Green
Violin – Buddy Spicher
Companies etc
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Recorded At – RCA Victor Studios, Nashville
Recorded At – RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood
Genre: Folk, World & Country, Easy Listening
Label: RCA Victor Records
Catalog#  LSP 4307
(P) 1970
available at:  www.ad-vinylrecords.com   

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