This is where stuff that won't fit on the Shellac Shanty or AudiOddities blogs. Lounge, funk, or just stuff that I happen to like run through my addled brain. Eclectica forever!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Andre the K welcomes you to MoodieToonz!

Three music blogs.
Three music blogs.
See how they play!
See how they play!
I've got a collection as big as can be,
One for shellac, one for strange stuff, and this one makes three,
My brain is exploding as you probably can see!
Three music blogs.
Three music blogs.

Seriously, I had this idea for a third blog kicking around ever since I posted the Synthesis stuff over on AudiOddities. It will, I am sure, make Lee pull out his hair and drive Lady Domi nuts to have to go to three blogs to get a musical fix, but what the hey, if one has a HUGE collection (well over 20,000 LPs alone), it is good to share, especially when a lot of this stuff is well out of print.

Speaking of out of print, I've got some Andre Kostelanetz (otherwise known by me as 'Andre the K') for you! These are on an early Columbia stereo (before they had the 'Six-Eye' logo) LP, which was part of a 6-LP set that, I think, was given out to the buyer when they purchased a Columbia stereophonic phonograph. Actually, there were TWO 6-LP sets, one was 'popular' and one was classical. Both of them I got at a thrift store for 2 bucks each, and both are in fantastic condition.

Here I have for you some of Andre the K's interpretations of two theater musicals, or at least a suite of the musical numbers. The first, Cole Porter's "Anything Goes", features the following tunes:
You're the Top
I Get a Kick Out of You
All Through the Night
Blow, Gabriel, Blow
Nice stuff this, and some very nice stereo recording, too.

The second suite is from "Music in the Air", by Jerome Kern. The tune list here is:
I've Told Ev'ry Little Star
There's a Hill Beyond a Hill
We Belong Together
The Song is You
A little more orchestral, but still pretty darn nice stuff.

I'll post more occasionally, since LP stuff takes longer to encode and the files are bigger. But, I think they're worth it, and I hope you do too. Enjoy!