Tuesday, May 08, 2007

More From Frankie, Errr, I Mean Frank


Tonight's share is the follow-up to a record I brought you a few months ago. This is The Frank Ortega Trio-Swingin' Abroad (Jubilee SDJLP 1080, 1958). As I mentioned before, Frankie and his boys were the house band at Dino's, the hip club from 77 Sunset Strip. On this LP, he goes by Frank instead of Frankie, so maybe he's loosened up a little bit by the time he landed that gig. The music here is a little sparser since it's just the trio without benefit of a big band behind them, but they are no less energetic. If you have any doubts, listen to this version of Sabre Dance. It's rocks! Don't miss The Third Man Theme, either. No zither to be found on this version. Oh, and this time around, the record is in Stereo-Sonic Sound. This is one of the records that I recorded while my PC was recording only in mono, so I had to go back recently and rerecord the whole thing. You'll be able to tell the difference on this one quite easily. Hmmm, I bet I need to go back and rerecord 77 Sunset Strip, too, if I can find it in here...
Update-I re-recorded the other Frank Ortega LP and uploaded it, so if you follow the link above, you'll get a nice stereo copy of a great piece of music. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Inkydog said...

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but clicking the link takes me to the Rapidshare upload page.

Ernie said...

Really? Seems to work for me. Try it again and let me know...

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Anonymous said...

HEY THAT IS SO COOOL YOU ARE LISTENING TO FRANKIE. i AM HIS SON IN LAW{ MARRIED HIS DAUGHTER lINDA 18 YEARS AGO

Ernie said...

Wow, that's cool. Thanks for stopping by. Tell him I said hi!

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone i wld really love to listen to it but i don't find the link ?