The English musician, arranger and record producer Michael George Farr (1941-1996), 'Mike Leander', offers this warm atmosphere with his sound. Did you know that Leander was the only arranger who provided an orchestration to 'The Beatles'? On this LP he said "I wanted to record appropriate music for the summer, for cocktails, for summer evenings, for sunny days and also sentimental music ". And here is his 'summer sound' with the stereo spectacular phases 4.
Zarah Leander was the most popular singing movie star during the Nazi period. (…)Leander's association with Nazi Germany and its film industry proved poisonous to her reputation and many Swedes reviled her as a Nazi collaborator. From that point until her retirement in 1972, an older and wiser Leander was celebrated as a legendary performer in German-speaking lands, appearing on-stage and on television, but only seldom in movies.
Monster Mike Welch, one of Boston’s best-loved guitarists, presents «Just Like It Is», a very bluesy album including 11 Mike’s songs out of 13, and certainely one of his finest to date. «Just Like It Is» was recorded the same way than the previous Mike’s opus («Cryin’ Hey!») with musicians Mike is very comfortable with (drums : Mark Teixeira - bass: Brad Hallen – keyboards: Anthony Geraci) and very quickly, in two days, like a live in studio without any overdubs.
Appearing "To France"
Not a masterpiece by any means but I do find "Discovery" underrated 'cause of some pure magical moments.