FSM presents the Miklós Rózsa Treasury (1949-1968), a 15CD set celebrating one of the giants of film music. In this single package FSM makes available virtually every surviving, as-yet-unreleased note from the composer’s fertile and productive association with M-G-M.
Martin Allbritton, a melismatic and undeniably more powerful vocalist than the finesse-oriented Twist, proves an eminently worthy successor to the beloved big man on this highly enjoyable effort. Barge also pitches in with a few lead vocals as the group attacks a handful of joyous originals ("We'll Be Friends," "Street Party," "Broad Daylight") and storming R&B classics by Sam & Dave and Harold Burrage.
Henri Seroka, born in Brussels and from Polish origin, started his musical career at a very early age. He is not only a very known composer but sings just as eassily in quite a lot of different languages. He composed various songs for children, like the world gamous theme for the "Smurfs"-cartoon. Seroka is a multi-talented composer. He composed musical themes for advertising campaigns and music for films and TV-productions. Ralph Benatar was in born in Lubumbashi, Zaire. He studied piano at the Royal Music Academy in Brussels. His musical career started with composing and arranging for various rock groups. He wrote the original music for the "Spirou & Fantasio"-cartoon (Robbedoes) and arranges film music for Henri Seroka. In the eighties Ralph Benatar was based in Los Angeles where he produced albums for well-known artists, such as Billy Preston, De Barge and Viktor Laszlo.
Straight digital reissue of Taylor's debut Chess album from 1969. Produced by Willie Dixon (who can intermittently be heard as a duet partner), the set is one of the strongest representations of the belter's Chess days available, with her immortal smash "Wang Dang Doodle," and the chunky "Twenty-Nine Ways," "I'm a Little Mixed Up," and "Don't Mess with the Messer." Top-flight session musicians on Taylor's 1965-1969 output included guitarists Buddy Guy, Matt Murphy, and Johnny Shines and saxman Gene "Daddy G" Barge.