Hard To Find Pop Instrumentals I & II

For whatever reasons instrumentals from the 50’s and 60’s don’t get a lot of airplay on oldies shows and most wind up forgotten. A lot of times you’ll hear one and just can’t recall the artist or title. These two albums collect forty-one tracks that were big hits.

Highlights on volume one include: “Petite Fleur (Little Flower)”-Chris Barber’s Jazz Band, “Tea For Two Cha-Cha”-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra led by Warren Covington, “Midnight In Moscow”-Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen and “Soft Summer Breeze”-Eddie Heywood.

Other artists on volume I: Anton Karas, Johnny Maddox, Marvin Hamlisch, Mitch Miller, Ferko String Band, Reg Owen & His Orchestra, Adrian Kimberley, Joiner, Arkansas Jr. High School Band, Village Stompers, Little Dippers, Frank Mills, Brass Ring, Billy Joe & The Checkmates, Electric Indian, Piero Umiliani and Meco.

On to volume II

Highlights include: ” Asia Minor”-Kokomo, “Music To Watch Girls By”-Bob Crewe Generation, “Dragnet”-Ray Anthony and “Bandstand Boogie”- Les Elgart.

Other artists on volume II: Jorgen Ingmann, Al Cailoa, Bent Fabric, Del Wood, David Seville, Don Robertson, Bob Sharples, The T-Bones, Horst Jankowski, Whistling Jack Smith, Boots Randolph, Bob Moore, Baja Marimba Band, Enoch Light, Charles Randolph Grean Sound, Ernie Freeman and Eddie Calvert.

About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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