Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Two For Tuesday, Full Speed Ahead


I know I've been slacking lately on my Hi-Fi Living series, so here's a little something to help make up for it. I've got two full albums that I shared out ages ago, back when no one at all read the blog. Now that I've got two or three readers, maybe it's time to repost them. The LP above is one of my favorite finds of all time, one I've been unable to find much info about over the years. Please be my guest and download Leo Perrachi And His Orchestra-Brazilian Cocktails (Capitol T 10122). And from the more jazzy side of the tracks, the LP below is Marty Paich-I Get A Boot Out Of You (Warner Brothers W1349, 1959). Did I ever share this one out? I can't find where I did. Here's where I shared the doodle from the backside, though. Maybe I never got that far. This one is OK, but if you only grab one, grab Brazilian Cocktails above.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brazillian cocktails? That's a lot of cocktails!

--Ben

Max said...

to heck with checking depressing news! I go straight to your fabulous site. Thanks for the great music. The Hi Fi Living Series in particular is the greatest.

Old Vinyl said...

Hi Ernie,
Many thanks for those shares.
I notice when I play them on Windows Media player I see the album cover as well as the titles.
Is this to do with the way the files are ripped?
I use dampower, but when I rip including the covers they don't show like yours do, can you help?
OV
http://oldvinyl.blogspot.com/

Ernie said...

Hey OV! How do I get those pictures in there? Well, it's not easy. Actually, it is, but I don't know how you'd do it in Dampower (?) or WMP. I use iTunes to create and tag the MP3s. One of my options in there is 'Artwork', where I can cut and part whatever artwork I want. It does make larger filesizes, though, since the picture is wrapped up into each of the MP3s that it's attached to. (Don't start with a 300 dpi 12x12" scan!)

There you go, piece of cake, if you know where to do it. :)

Old Vinyl said...

Thanks for the reply.
Do you know of any other programme that I could try that would do the same thing?

mel said...

Brazilian Cocktails is delightful.

I remember the Marty Paich LP from way back - if you or anyone else had posted it before I would surely have found it! Paich was of course the arranger for so many of the fabulous Mel Torme LPs of the 50s and 60s.

Thanks so much for sharing these two.

I hope it won't be long before you can continue with the remaining LPs in the Hill Bowen-type series!

Anonymous said...

The Brazilian Cocktails album is absolutely terrific - just my style! Many thanks for this one - I will play it over and over again...
/Peter

Ernie said...

Thanks for the kudos everyone. I'll get back in to the Hi-Fi living stuff soon, but it may be another week or so. I'll be out of town next week, which means it isn't going to happen then either.

As far as adding images to the tags, I don't know any software other than iTunes. I hate Windows Media Player because when I used it years ago to tag all my stuff, it didn't actually update the tags. So good luck finding something to handle that.

Puckwheat said...

Marty also did a lot of the mellower work with Johnny Rivers. He is the father of David Paich from one of my favorite bands, Toto.