Here we are with another week where I still just don’t feel like writing all that much. Vacation has officially started this week by the time you read this and I should be in Amsterdam. More on this trip in January. I hope to get a bit more current with posts in 2018 as opposed to doing them many months in advance which I have been doing for the later half of this year. This album was one dolla. Had a decent playlist plus it is Command Records.
Anyway, here is this effort, as always produced by Enoch Light, for Command Records. Released in 1959 (and re-released in 1960 as Bongos, Bongos, Bongos), this record is from a group of Command studio musicans led by Willie Rodriguez ( Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman) and Don Lamond (Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman) on bongos. Three albums were recorded under this moniker with this being the first, although I am unsure the lineups on the others.
Anyway, this is a pretty good collection of songs, put together in an interesting fashion, and as always with Command, well executed and produced. Highlights include “Tenderly”, “All of Me”, “Greensleeves”, “Blue Moon”, and “Unchained Melody”.
For a sample, I went with “You and the Night and the Music”.