17 posts categorized "Albums"

Academy Awards Old-School Style

Academy Award Hits LP Album Mercury Wing Cover
Academy Award Hits LP Album Mercury Wing Cover

Who's tuning in to the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesthis evening? I found this vintage album a few years ago featuring ten of American film's most iconic songs, each one nominated for an Academy Award. "The Theme from Peyton Place", "An Affair to Remember" (my favorite!), and Frank Sinatra's "All The Way" are just a few of the great songs on it. Enjoy!

xx ~ Michelle


Soft and Sweet ~ The Three Suns ~ 1955

The Three Suns Soft and Sweet Album Cover

"A mood--a fleeting, transitory moment caught in time between a flurry of opposing currents.  A mood -- indefinable, intangible, yet always there--that one moment we wander into unexpectedly.  But who knows exactly what this moment consists of, who can possibly foresee its coming?  It is upon us before we know it, we are caugh irrevocably it its happiness or sadness, we live its brief experience and pass on to another - still mystified, still unknowing, continually unprepared for what is to come..." Excerpt from back cover.

The Three Suns Soft and Sweet Album Cover (2)

1955
Soft and Sweet
featuring
The Three Suns with String Orchestra


xx ~ Michelle


Accordion Moods ~ Jean Priveaux ~ 1965?

Jean Priveaux & Orchestra Accordion Moods Album CoverJPG

"Paris - that impudent, vibrant, enigmatic, unpredictable city - presents a different personality each time its mood changes.  Its tempo, its nature, shift with every change of season and with the twilight hours blending into evening, it becomes exciting, luxurious, brilliant, fascinating..." Excerpt from back cover

Jean Priveaux & Orchestra Accordion Moods Album CoverJPG (2)

c1965
Accordion Moods
featuring
Jean Priveaux And His Orchestra
and Gabriel on The Accordeon

xx ~ Michelle


Easy Listening ~ The Three Suns ~ 1956

The Three Suns  Easy Listening album cover (2)

"Take the excitement of a couple of youngsters playing tag, teenagers on a date, Mother & Dad home for a quiet evening--blend them well--tickle the fancy of each--and we have "Easy Listening".  The sounds have been modified to deliver the most in pleasure for you.  It may seem odd, but this music is part of us, the way we feel sometimes and the way we would like to feel at other times.  So relax and enjoy it..."  Noel R. Kramer ~ Excerpt from back cover

The Three Suns  Easy Listening album cover

1956
Easy Listening
featuring
The Three Suns with Orchestra

xx ~ Michelle


Snuggled On Your Shoulder ~ Leo Diamond ~ 1957

Leo Diamond Snuggled on Your Shoulder Album Cover (2)

"...the mood is what matters the most.  And to fully appreciate the mood, we recommend that the hour be quiet and late.  Time to relax after a busy day...Time to wish, perhaps to dream a bit.  Dim the lights...Take a look at the moonlight...Watch for a falling star...And let the melody begin.  Let the magic of the music weave a spell of romance."  Robert Prestegaard~Excerpt from back cover notes.

Leo Diamond Snuggled on Your Shoulder Album Cover

Leo Diamond, His Harmonica and Orchestra
1957
Snuggled On Your Shoulder

xx ~ Michelle


Roaring 20s!

Roaring 20s  Billy Randolph and the High Hatters Album Cover

Roaring 20s
featuring
Billy Randolph and the High Hatters
 
Excerpt from back cover:

"But what of the music of this frantic and frentic era?  The songs were those of the flapper ... the one with the stockings rolled "below" the knee.  The hip flask ... and long cigarette-holder (for women had just started to smoke in public).  The songs of the era were bright and slightly fragile.  The melodies that depicted wild life on the campuses of America.  The songs from the smoke-filled cabarets of the major cities.  The spots where for a price, the most beautiful dancer in the show would bathe in a bowl of champagne...for the exotic enjoyment of the elite.  An era running full speed toward destruction.  Not knowing it.  But laughing and singing as they went..."

I pulled the album out of the cover and began to laugh~~it's candy apple red see-through vinyl....perfect!

xx ~ Michelle