Firstly: cover - Dis singer gonna make you an offer you can't refuse..
Yup.. it's Frankie Sinatra Baby..
I stumbled on a stack of pre-recorded reel to reels a few days ago.. even though they're not my 'Bag', nusicwise, i picked the ones i at least had some familiarity with.. here's one of them.. they're all in beautiful condition too..!
Next is one I really didn't think I'd get.. I just thought it would look good in the shop window.. I plan on opening another rare tapes and records shop (but mostly tapes).. It's always good to have something like this in the (less sunny ;-) window..
This next one is by Elvis's old bass player, Bill Black.. he set out on his own around the time Elvis went into the military.. this is an early Best of from 1962 or so.. I wan lucky to find a copy:
I have more from that same era..Why these have survived in like new condition, yet the Beatles reel aged noticeably, isn't clear..
Wayne King, for those who don't know, is another of those instrumentalists like Ace Cannon, Earl Bostic, Bill Doggett, Herb Alpert ...etc etc.. Nice stuff...the tape's mint too...
Another instrumentalist, more along the lines of Harry James in that it was a full orchestra,, was Percy Faith.. lotsa fiddles...people who say they can't stand this kind of music seem to lile it ok when it;s a soundtrack to a movie.. -)
And.. speaking of movies, here's a *really* old soundtrack..
Lastly, a mid 60's Patsy Cline Reel ..since Pickwick was a supposedly "budget" label, releasing something immediately after the singers death , on Reel to Reel, especially , is a bit odd, as reels were *quite * expensive in the day.. even
the tiny sticker on the reel shows typical Pickwick thriftiness !
That's all for now...