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album cover scans and, sometimes,
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

The George Shearing Quintet: Satin Affair / Jackie Gleason: Velvet Brass

Satin and Velvet

It makes sense that these records are named as they are because they both contain some of the smoothest sounds ever recorded. I ripped the first, Satin Affair, by The George Shearing Quintet & String Choir, after seeing two of his other Satin records posted on April 4th and 8th over on Stax o' Wax. Shearing is one of the classiest of the crowd that fits into the Easy Listening category. He is, in fact, most often refered to as a Jazz musician. This album is amazingly good and includes one of the best recordings of Stardust that I've ever heard. It is, also, monopophic.

  1. Early Autumn
  2. You Were Never Lovelier
  3. Stardust
  4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  5. It's Not You
  6. The Party's Over
  7. Midnight Sun
  8. Here's What I'm Here For
  9. I Like to Recognize the Tune
  10. My Own
  11. My Romance
  12. Bolero #3

Speaking of Monophonic recordings… The second of these two is a repost. If you don't already have a copy of it, you need to get it. This is one great lounge record.

  1. You're Driving Me Crazy!
  2. Skyliner
  3. But Not for Me
  4. The Man I Love
  5. Cherokee
  6. Me and My Shadow
  7. Take the "A" Train
  8. By the Beautiful Sea
  9. Am I Blue?
  10. What's New?
  11. Girl of My Dreams
  12. My Buddy
  13. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  14. September Song
  15. Out of Nowhere
  16. Chinatown, My Chinatown


Anonymous said...

Judging the covers of these two albums I would say the first one was release in the early sixties, probably 1963. The Velvet Brass one I can guess it was recorded circa 1959. Now tell me if I'm wrong (I love these guessing games).


Traitor Vic said...

Awfully close, Robby!

Satin Affair came out in 1961 (just like myself, as a matter of fact)

Velvet Brass beat it by 4 years to get to stores, in 1957, at the height of the Hobble Skirt craze.

Thanks for checkin' in.

Anonymous said...

Yes it's true. With those skirts one cannot miss. :)


Anonymous said...

You young whipper snapper I came out 2 years before Velvet Brass which btw is as smooth a record as you can get without removing the groove. Ha ha ha ha!

johnny dollar said...

thanks for reposting the new-n-improved velvet brass!

i grew up looking thru my parents' record collection - they were married in 1960 and their collection was pretty much from that era. i always loved that record cover. now i listen to the album! one of my top 10 favorite record covers ever!

Traitor Vic said...

Glad I could get it to ya, J$! Make sure you click on the cover as that will take you to a BIG one.

Hopefully, too, I've got a few others that your folks had.

Anonymous said...

Hello TV, would you repost Satin Affair and Velvet Brass, Pleez?

Traitor Vic said...

Both are already posted, Anonymous. The posts, however, have not been made available here yet. I usually wait a month (please read the introductory paragraph to this page), but am planning to jump ahead of myself this month as I'm going on vacation soon.

That being said, I'll go ahead and do it right now.

Thanks for asking!

Esther said...

Hi, Traitor Vic!

So glad you posted these two albums! (Okay, so I'm a little behind on my downloads.) I was going to rip and post the Velvet Brass album, but since you've already done it, I don't have to! And thanks for mentioning Stax o' Wax and the two Satin albums I posted by George Shearing!

Esther at Stax o' Wax

the jazzman said...

Thanks for the Shearing.

Eric said...

Downloading the Shearing in memory of that great artist. Thank you for making all the things you offer available.