Here’s another week with this record, which is a bit too expensive for my blood at $6. Records everywhere are getting too expensive. I would say in the last year, used record prices have jumped up between $1 and $2. Which I guess in the short term is a good thing as it keeps me from coming back from the store with 30 records for $30. Also, the Half Price Books in Sugar Land slashed their international section dramatically. Boo. Anyway, I got this album for the song I am going to post as well as the fact that I have posted Vol 2 prior and the overall high quality of Command recordings.
This record, originally released in 1960 and re-released by Pickwick in 1978, culminates prior Command recordings with an emphasis on percussion. I am not sure which musicians contributed to this, but the result is pretty much on par with other Command efforts (Discogs list credits here). As always, credit must also be given to Command’s man in command, Enoch Light.
I got this specifically for the version of “Hawaiian War Chant” which is among one of my favorites. I also decided to post another fave, “Perdido”.
Good album. Satisfactory.