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Enoch Light / Terry Snyder And The All Stars / The Command All-Stars / The Light Brigade

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Various Artists - Stereophonic Spectacular Demonstration Record Limited Edition (GA SD 400) (1958)

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Artist:

Enoch Light / Various Artists

Title:

Stereophonic Spectacular Demonstration Record Limited Edition

Released: 1958
Label: Grand Award
Catalog: GA SD 400
Genre: Light Jazz / Big Band / Show Tunes
T R A C K L I S T:

Enoch Light & His Charleston City All-Stars

01 Toot Toot Tootsie

Charles Magnante & His Orchestra

02 La Comparsa

Enoch Light Orchestra & Chorus

03 Buckle Down Winsocki

Lois Winter

04 I Could Have Danced All Night

Bobby Byrne & All-Star Alumni Band

05 Opus No. 1

Charles Magnante & His Orchestra

06 Volare

Bobby Byrne & All-Star Alumni Band

07 Sunrise Serenade

Trudy Packer with Enoch Light Orchestra & Chorus

08 June Is Bustin' Out All Over

Charles Magnante & His Orchestra

09 Espana Cani

Enoch Light & His Orchestra

10 My Fair Lady Overture

Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

11 The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakakai

Charleston City All-Stars

12 Ain't She Sweet

Enoch Light & His Orchestra

13 Around The World Overture
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Enoch Light - Persuasive Percussion [Command RS 800 SD] (1959)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

Persuasive Percussion

Released: 1959
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 800 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
T R A C K L I S T:
01 I'm In The Mood For Love
02 Whatever Lola Wants
03 Misirlou
04 I Surrender Dear
05 Orchids In The Moonlight
06 I Love Paris
07 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
08 Tabu
09 The Breeze On I
10 Aloha Oe
11 Japanese Sandman
12 Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
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Album Review

Lindsay Planer [allmusic.com]

Enoch Light has become synonymous with the space-age bachelor pad scene of the mid- to late-'50s, owing heavily to long players such as this. However, the reality is that the former Light Brigade leader produced and directed Terry Snyder's loose aggregate of instrumentalists known as the Command All-Stars. What sets the numerous volumes of Provocative Percussion (1958) and Persuasive Percussion (1959) -- as well as countless spin-offs -- apart from the plethora of other easy listening combos was Light's innovative use of technology. Most notably, experiments in extreme stereo mixing that took advantage of what was then considered an audiophile-only novelty. He also became one of the pioneers to document audio on 35 millimeter film rather than magnetic-based audio tape. Not only did this allow for a broader range of frequencies to be captured, it greatly increased the stability of the playback. Undoubtedly, that is one reason the fidelity of his analog masters sound better and more animated than those made nearly a half-century later. This title, Persuasive Percussion (1959), was the first in the series and is often cited with helping usher in the ultra-cool space-age pop genre, which became visually recognizable thanks to John Lautner's unique Googie-inspired ablood_sweat_tearsract artwork that graced a majority of the gatefold LP jackets. The vibe within the grooves is equally as postmodern (at least in 1950) with highly stylized interpretations of a dozen standards. Such thematic variations sonically depict the era with swelling Hammond organ solos and arrangements replete with bongos, maracas, as well as all other dimensions of hand percussion. These are balanced against the understated jazzy melody lines from Dick Hyman (keyboards) and Tony Motolla (guitar). Sure, the incisive [read: cynical] modern ear may dismiss these renderings of "Miserlou," "I Surrender, Dear," and the Tiki-informed version of "Tabú" as retro kitsch. Sadly, that would be missing the point entirely.


Enoch Light / The Command All-Stars - Provocative Percussion [Command RS 806 SD] (1959)

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Artist:

Enoch Light / The Command All-Stars

Title:

Provocative Percussion

Released: 1959
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 806 SD
Genre: Easy Listening


Matrix / Runout (Side A):
RS-SD806AA-3M P17

Matrix / Runout (Side B):
RS-SD 806B-1M P17
T R A C K L I S T:
01 You're The Top
02 Somebody Loves Me
03 Blues In The Night
04 Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
05 Love For Sale
06 Fascinating Rhythm
01 S'Wonderful
02 Mood Indigo
03 Ain't Misbehavin'
04 The Man I Love
05 Song Of India
06 Mad About The Boy
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Enoch Light - Persuasive Percussion Vol 2 (Command RS 808 SD) (1959)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Persuasive Percussion Volume 2

Released: 1959
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 808 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
NOTE: Billed as "Terry Snyder and the All Stars"
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Blue Is The Night
02 Blue Tango
03 Miami Beach Rhumba
04 Yours Is My Heart Alone
05 In A Persian Market
06 Mambo Jambo
07 Dearly Beloved
08 La Cucaracha
09 Rocka Bongo Boogie
10 Lady Of Spain
11 Out Of Nowhere
12 Brazil
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Featuring:
Tony Mottola
Willie Rodriguez
Dick Hyman
Jack Lesberg
Teddy Sommer
Artie Marotti
Stanley Webb
Dominic Cortese

Album Review

by Tony Wilds [allmusic.com]

"Rocka Bongo Boogie" is inspired; the rest is only a shade above standard Command from the period. True, the two Persuasive Percussion albums sold wildly and turned the recording industry on its ear, ultimately resulting in imitative projects by nearly every major label. But it is all about appreciating the glories of microphone placement, a constant testing of channel separation, and all the great session men working from hard-and-fast charts. These were all vital ingredients in 1959 and lessons lost on the electronically recording generation. Contemporary listeners may only be able to dig it ironically, however. Command and Terry Snyder fans will not be disappointed.


Enoch Light: Provocative Percussion Vol 2 (1960)

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Artist:

Enoch Light And The Light Brigade

Title:

Provocative Percussion Vol 2

Released: 1960
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 810 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Hernando's Hideaway
02 Speak To Me Of Love--Cha Cha
03 Matilda
04 Good Night Sweetheart--Cha Cha
05 What Is This Thing Called Love
06 Lady Is A Tramp
07 Speak Low
08 I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues
09 Mack The Knife
10 Temptation
11 The Natives Are Restless Tonight
12 Foggy Day Cha Cha
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Enoch Light - Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's (Command RS 814 SD) (1960)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's

Released: 1960
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 814 SD
Genre: Easy Listening / Dance
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Enjoy Yourself Cha Cha
02 I Could Have Danced All Night Cha Cha
03 Moon Over Miami Cha Cha
04 C'est Magnifique Cha Cha
05 Ja Da Cha Cha
06 Night And Day Cha Cha
07 Green Eyes Cha Cha
08 Volare Cha Cha
09 Let's Fall In Love Cha Cha
10 Travel Now, Pay Next Year Pleasure Cruise Cha Cha Cha
11 The Night Is Young Cha Cha
12 Charleston Cha Cha
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Enoch Light 1960 Persuasive Percussion Volume 3 (Command RS 817 SD)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Persuasive Percussion Vol 3

Released: 1960
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 817 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Moments To Remember
02 All The Way
03 Theme From Polovetzian Dances
04 Perdido
05 Come Rain Or Come Shine
06 Hawaiian War Chant
07 One For My Baby
08 Kashmiri Song
09 When Your Lover Has Gone
10 Bingo Bango Bongo Baby
11 Autumn In New York
12 Don't Worry 'bout Me
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Enoch Light - Brass, Bongos, Flutes, And Guitars [Grand Award GA 258 SD] (1961)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Brass, Bongos, Flutes, And Guitars

Released: 1961
Label: Grand Award
Catalog: GA 258 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
T R A C K L I S T:
01 This Can't Be Love
02 Scheherazade
03 The Breeze And I
04 Organ Grinder's Swing
05 Now Is The Hour
06 Harbor Lights
07 Heartaches
08 Moonlight On The Ganges
09 Once In Love With Amy
10 You Go To My Head
11 Miss Otis Regrets
12 Indian Summer
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Enoch Light: Command Classics 1961 Demonstration Disc (Command CCSD-1)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Command Classics Demonstration Disc

Released: 1961
Label: Command
Catalog: CCSD-1
Genre: Classical
Note: Extremely Rare Demonstration Disc
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Brahms
Symphony No. 2 In D, Op. 73
02 Ravel
Alborada del Gracioso
03 Ravel
Daphnis Et Chloe, Suite No. 2
04 Rimsky-Korsakov
Cappricio Espagnol
05 Mussorgsky/Ravel
Pictures At An Exhibition
06 Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2 In E, Op. 27
07 Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien
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Enoch Light - Reeds And Percussion [RS 820 SD] (1961)

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Enoch Light / Command All-Stars

Title:

Reeds And Percussion

Released: 1961
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 820 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 She's Funny That Way
02 Serenata
03 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
04 Pavanne
05 As Time Goes By
06 I Want To Be Happy
07 Bewitched
08 Badinage
09 S'posin
10 Saxophobia
11 Thou Swell
12 Stompin At The Savoy
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Enoch Light - Far Away Places (Command RS 822 SD) (German 298009) (1961)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Far Away Places (German 298009)

Released: 1961
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 822 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
NOTE: German Pressing
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Waltzing Matilda
02 Banana Boat Song
03 The Third Man Theme
04 Sunrise Over Sumatra
05 Bali Ha'i
06 Mimi
07 Calcutta
08 The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakakai
09 Theme From The Sundowners
10 Lisbon Antigua
11 How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
12 The Poor People Of Paris
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Enoch Light - Stereo 35MM [Command RS 826 SD] (1961)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Stereo 35MM

Released: 1961
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 826 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Heat Wave
02 The Man I Love
03 I've Got A Crush On You
04 All The Way
05 My Romance
06 You Do Something To Me
07 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
08 Someone To Watch Over Me
09 Love For Sale
10 I'll See You Again
11 I See Your Face Before Me
12 With A Song In My Heart
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Enoch Light - Persuasive Percussion Volume 4 (Command RS 830 SD) (1961)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Persuasive Percussion Volume 4

Released: 1961
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 830 SD
Genre: Easy Listening / Big Band
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Oh Lady Be Good
02 I May Be Wrong
03 It's De Lovely
04 Hello Young Lovers
05 Am I Blue
06 Besame Mucho
07 Hold Me
08 You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
09 In The Mood
10 Got A Date With An Angel
11 Can't Get Enough For My Baby
12 My Blue Heaven
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Enoch Light: Command Stereo Volume 10 [Sampler] (1962)

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Artist:

Enoch Light / Various

Title:

Command Stereo Volume 10 [Sampler]

Released: 1962
Label: Command
Catalog: COM-10
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
Note: Very rare demonstration disc
T R A C K L I S T:

Enoch Light

01 Cheek To Cheek

Tony Mottola

02 Guitars Espanol

Doc Severinsen

03 Love For Sale

Enoch Light

04 Moon River

The Ray Charles Singers

05 Vieni, Vieni

Don Lamond

06 Forty Second Street

Alfred Drake & Roberta Peters

07 Finale From "Carousel"

Enoch Light

08 Heat Wave

The Ray Charles Singers

09 I'm Over Here

Urbie Green

10 Close Your Eyes

Lew Davies

11 The Cry Of The Wild Goose

Tony Mottola

12 Nina
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Enoch Light - Provocative Percussion Volume 4 (Command RS 834 SD) (1962)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Provocative Percussion Volume 4

Released: 1962
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 834 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 On The Street Where You Live
02 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
03 That's My Desire
04 Comme Ci, Comme Ca
05 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
06 Do-Do-Do
07 Make Someone Happy
08 You're An Old Smoothie
09 Solitude
10 With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming
11 The Look Of Love
12 I Love You
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Enoch Light and his Orchestra - At Carnegie Hall Play Irving Berlin [Command RS 840 SD] (1962)

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Artist:

Enoch Light and his Orchestra

Title:

At Carnegie Hall Play Irving Berlin

Released: 1962
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 840 SD
Genre: Easy Listening


Matrix / Runout (Side A):
RS-840SDA-3K SIDE I P17A

Matrix / Runout (Side B):
RS-840SDB-2K SIDE II P13
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Cheek To Cheek
02 Blue Skies
03 Army Medley: Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning / This Is The Army, Mr. Jones
04 Alexander's Ragtime Band
05 Remember
06 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
07 There's No Business Like Show Business
08 Always
09 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
10 A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
11 Say It Isn't So
12 How Deep Is The Ocean?
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Enoch Light 1962 Big Band Bossa Nova (Command RS 844 SD)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

Big Band Bossa Nova

Released: 1962
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 844 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Desafinado
02 One Note Samba
03 Perdido
04 E Luxo So
05 Galanura
06 Lullaby Of Birdland
07 Rio Junction (Bossa Nova)
08 Sem Saudades De Voce
09 La Puerta Del Sol
10 Brazil
11 Besame Mucho
12 Take The "A" Train
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Enoch Light - My Musical Coloring Book [mono] (Command RS33-848) (1963)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

My Musical Coloring Book [mono]

Released: 1963
Label: Command
Catalog: RS33-848
Genre: Easy Listening
NOTE: Tiny hole-punch in cover
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
02 My Coloring Book
03 Yellow Bird
04 Golden Earrings
05 Over The Rainbow
06 The Blue Room
07 That Old Black Magic
08 Ruby
09 Green Eyes
10 Mood Indigo
11 Red Sails In The Sunset
12 Deep Purple
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Enoch Light and his Orchestra - Far Away Places Volume 2 [Command RS 850 SD] (1963)

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Artist:

Enoch Light and his Orchestra

Title:

Far Away Places Volume 2

Released: 1963
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 850 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Istanbul
02 Isle Of Capri
03 Cielito Lindo
04 The Moon Of Manakoora

Wee Bit Of Heather Medley

05.1 Bonnie Dundee
05.2 Loch Lomand
05.3 Comin' Through The Rye
05.4 The Campbell's Are Coming
05.5 Scotland The Brave

06 Flying Down To Rio
07 By The River Sainte Marie
08 Ching Ching Ching Chow
09 Tales From The Vienna Woods
10 Colonel Bogey
11 The White Cliffs Of Dover
12 Under Paris Skies
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Enoch Light and his Orchestra - 1963: The Year's Most Popular Themes [Command RS 854 SD] (1963)

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Artist:

Enoch Light and his Orchestra

Title:

1963: The Year's Most Popular Themes

Released: 1963
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 854 SD
Genre: Easy Listening / Soundtrack


Matrix / Runout (Side A):
[etched] RS-854-SDA-1K.. P17 [stamped] SIDE I A D: I

Matrix / Runout (Side B):
[etched] RS-854-SDB-1K.. P17 [stamped] SIDE II B B: I
T R A C K L I S T:
01 How The West Was Won
02 Antony And Cleopatra Theme
03 Put On A Happy Face
04 More
05 Lawrence Of Arabia Theme
06 Speak Not A Word
07 Hud
08 Theme From ''Mutiny On The Bounty''
09 Days Of Wine And Roses
10 The Peking Theme (So Little Time)
11 Spencer's Mountain
12 I Could Go On Singing
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Enoch Light: Dimension 3 (1964)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

Dimension 3

Released: 1964
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 867SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 All I Do Is Dream Of You
02 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
03 Carribe
04 Was She Prettier Than I?
05 My Old Flame
06 Hey There
07 Love And Marriage
08 Adios
09 Swamp-Fire
10 The Hawaiian Wedding Song
11 For All We Know
12 It's Only A Paper Moon
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Enoch Light: Command Performances (1964)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Command Performances

Released: 1964
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 868 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 La Dolce Vita
02 Tonight (From "West Side Story")
03 Army Medley:
(A) Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning;
(B) This Is The Army, Mr. Jones
04 September Song
05 Stairway To The Sea (Scalinatella)
06 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
07 Fly Me To The Moon
08 That's My Desire
09 That Old Black Magic
10 The Third Man Theme
11 Rio Junction (Bossa Nova)
12 Oh Lady Be Good
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Enoch Light - Great Themes From Hit Films (Command RS 871 SD) (1964)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

Great Themes From Hit Films

Released: 1964
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 871SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 From Russia With Love
02 A Hard Day's Night
03 Call Me Irresponsible
04 Tom Jones
05 Fate Is The Hunter
06 I Could Have Danced All Night
07 Mondo Cane No. 2
08 The Seventh Dawn
09 All The Way Home
10 It Had Better Be Tonight
11 Love Theme From The Carpetbaggers
12 Sentimental Journey
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Enoch Light - Discotheque Dance...Dance...Dance [Command RS 873 SD] (1964)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Discotheque Dance...Dance...Dance

Released: 1964
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 873 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Dream Lover
02 Down By The Riverside
03 Tintarella Di Luna (Magic Color Of The Moonlight)
04 Hello, Dolly! (Bossa Nova)
05 If I Had A Hammer
06 C'Mon And Swim
07 Night Train
08 I Want To Hold Your Hand
09 And I Love Her
10 Ya Ya
11 Lemon Merengue
12 Watermelon Man
13 I Want To Be Happy
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Enoch Light And The Light Brigade: A New Concept Of Great Cole Porter Songs (1965)

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Artist:

Enoch Light And The Light Brigade

Title:

A New Concept Of Great Cole Porter Songs

Released: 1965
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 879SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Begin The Beguine
02 I've Got You Under My Skin
03 Just One Of Those Things
04 C'est Magnifique
05 Friendship
06 I Get A Kick Out Of You
07 Get Out Of Town
08 What Is This Thing Called Love
09 Night And Day
10 Easy To Love
11 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
12 Let's Do It
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Enoch Light - Film On Film [Project 3 PR 5005 SD] (1966)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Film On Film

Released: 1966
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5005 SD
Genre: Jazz, Film Music


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Theme From The Sand Pebbles
02 Born Free
03 The Alphabet Murders
04 Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
05 Alfie
06 Mirror, Mirror, Mirror
07 Hawaii
08 Paris Smiles
09 Love Theme From ''The Blue Max''
10 Khartoum
11 Theme From ''Lady L.''
12 Two Lovers
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Enoch Light: Command Performances Volume 2 (1967)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

Command Performances Volume 2

Released: 1967
Label: Command
Catalog: RS 915 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Alexander's Ragtime Band
02 I Could Have Danced All Night
03 Meditation (Meditacao)
04 Down By The Riverside
05 Get Out Of Town
06 Forget Domani (Forget Tomorrow)
07 Love And Marriage
08 Days Of Wine And Roses
09 El Relicario
10 Downtown
11 Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
12 American Patrol
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Enoch Light - Enoch Light's Action - It's Happening... So Let's Dance! [Project 3 PR 5004 SD] (1967)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Enoch Light's Action - It's Happening... So Let's Dance!

Released: 1967
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5004 SD
Genre: Easy Listening
NOTE: Hole cut-out on cover, some ink staining on cover


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Working In The Coal Mine
02 This Is The Last Of The Wine
03 Brazilian Summer
04 Yellow Submarine
05 Guantanamera
06 You Can't Hurry Love
07 Over, Under, Sideways, Down
08 Summer Samba
09 Respectable
10 The Breadfruit Tree
11 Turn Down Day
12 Sunshine Superman
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Enoch Light - Film Fame [Project 3 PR 5013 SD] (1967)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Film Fame

Released: 1967
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5013 SD
Genre: Showtunes / Easy Listening


T R A C K L I S T:
01-If Ever I Would Leave You
02-To Sir, With Love
03-Tara Theme
04-More Than A Miracle
05-Theme From ''Valley Of The Dolls''
06-Bonnie And Clyde
07-For A Few Dollars More
08-When The World Is Ready
09-In The Heat Of The Night
10-Wait Until Dark
11-Live For Life
12-Imagine
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Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie - Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie [Project 3 PR 5036 QD] (1969)

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Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie

Title:

Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie

Released: 1969
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5036 QD
Genre: Easy Listening
NOTE: Quad LP on Stereo CD
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Blowin' In The Wind
02 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
03 My Favorite Things
04 Wichita Lineman
05 The Fool On The Hill
06 I Gotta Be Me
07 Touch Me
08 California Dreamin'
09 Both Sides Now
10 Happy Ever After
11 Put Your Head On My Shoulder
12 Soulful Strut (Am I The Same Girl)
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Enoch Light: Enoch Light And The Brass Menagerie Volume 2 (1969)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Enoch Light And The Brass Menagerie Volume 2

Released: 1969
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5042 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Aquarius
02 Hair
03 For Once In My Life
04 Happy Heart
05 Slow Bus To Oswego
06 Stars And Stripes '69
07 Gentle On My Mind
08 Galveston
09 Zazueira
10 You've Made Me So Very Happy
11 Goodbye, Columbus
12 Good Morning Starshine
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Enoch Light: Spaced Out (1969)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Spaced Out

Released: 1969
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5043 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Bond Street
02 Lover's Concerto
03 Knowing When To Leave
04 My Silent Song
05 Walk On By
06 Eleanor Rigby
07 A Little Fugue For You And Me
08 Norwegian Wood
09 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
10 What The World Needs Now Is Love
11 Petite Paulette
12 Get Back
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Album Review

by Tony Wilds [allmusic.com]

Spaced Out may be famous for its jacket and title, but the opening cover of "Bond Street" rates among the best mod or Moog tracks. While it doesn't have quite the force to have become the first Moog dance hit, it does have much in common with Hot Butter's classic "Popcorn" (the first Moog dance hit). The album is all Bach, Bacharach, and Beatles covers, which get tiresome. Dick Lieb's Moog interpretations of Bach are the best. "A Little Fugue for You and Me" sounds like "Bond Street" as Hugo Montenegro might have done it, and "Petite Paulette" spotlights the Moog (well!). Apart from the Moog, innovative instrumentation includes funky basslines, fuzz-toned guitar, and mostly gratuitous vibra-slap. "Walk on By" and "Eleanor Rigby" are in the zone, but as always there's no escaping the studio wonkishness. If this be space, "Get Back!"


Enoch Light: 4 Channel Stereo (1971)

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Enoch Light / Various Artists

Title:

4 Channel Stereo

Released: 1971
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR-M4C-900
Genre: Light Jazz / Space Age Pop
NOTE: QUAD LP / STEREO CD
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Moonlight Serenade
02 Kites Are Fun
03 Wichita Lineman
04 What The World Needs Now Is Love
05 South Rampart Street Parade
06 Begin The Beguine
07 Slow Bus To Oswego
08 Come On, Come On, Come On, Don't Be Timido
09 Lover's Concerto
10 Scarborough Fair
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Enoch Light - Movie Hits! [Project 3 PR 5063 SD-Z] (1972)

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Enoch Light

Title:

Movie Hits!

Released: 1972
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5063 SD-Z
Genre: Stage & Screen


Matrix / Runout (Side A):
PR5063SD-A3 2/16/72

Matrix / Runout (Side B):
PR5063SD-B3 2/16/72
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Title Music And Themes From ''The French Connection''
02 The Godfather Waltz
03 The Summer Knows
04 Eglantine
05 Title Music And Theme From ''A Clockwork Orange''
06 This Way Mary
07 Theme From ''Shaft''
08 Diamonds Are Forever
09 Fiddler On The Roof
10 To Be With The One You Love
11 Long Ago Tomorrow
12 I Still See You
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Enoch Light - 4 Channel (Quadraphonic) Dynamite [Project 3 PR 5068 QD] (1972)

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Artist:

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Title:

4 Channel (Quadraphonic) Dynamite

Released: 1972
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR 5068 QD
Genre: Easy Listening
NOTE: Quadraphonic LP on Stereo CD


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Cecilia
02 Prelude To Peace
03 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
04 Put A Little Love In Your Heart
05 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
06 Penny Lane
07 Chicago
08 I Feel The Earth Move
09 Cherokee
10 Oye Como Va
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Enoch Light: Big Hits Of The Seventies Vol 2 (1975)

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Artist:

Enoch Light

Title:

Big Hits Of The Seventies Vol 2

Released: 1975
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR2-6015-16 SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Big Band / Disco
T R A C K L I S T:
01 The Hustle
02 Hijack
03 Satin Soul
04 Sexy
05 Where Is The Love
06 Fly, Robin, Fly
07 Ease On Down The Road
08 To Each His Own
09 T.S.O.P. ("Soul Train")
10 Sweet Seasons
11 Love's Theme
12 What A Difference A Day Makes
13 Pick Up The Pieces
14 Beautiful
15 Feel Like Making Love
16 Brazil
17 Lady Marmalade
18 Summer Of '42
19 Lovin' You
20 Love Theme From "The Godfather" (Speak Softly Love)
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Enoch Light And The Brass Menagerie: The Beauty Of Brass (1976)

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Enoch Light And The Brass Menagerie

Title:

The Beauty Of Brass

Released: 1976
Label: Project 3
Catalog: PR2-6017/6018SD
Genre: Light Jazz / Big Band / Pop
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Blowin' In The Wind
02 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
03 My Favorite Things
04 Wichita Lineman
05 The Fool On The Hill
06 I've Gotta Be Me
07 Touch Me
08 California Dreamin'
09 Both Sides Now
10 Happy Ever After
11 Put Your Head On My Shoulder
12 Soulful Strut (Am I The Same Girl)
13 Theme From "Shaft"
14 Gentle On My Mind
15 Stars And Stripes '69
16 Aquarius
17 I Feel The Earth Move
18 Season Of The Witch
19 "Mambo" From West Side Story
20 Mac Arthur Park (Complete Version)
21 Hair
22 Galveston
23 Good Morning Starshine
24 Proud Mary
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Enoch Light - The Big Band Sound Of The Thirties [Project 3 S-303 SD] ([unknown])

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Enoch Light

Title:

The Big Band Sound Of The Thirties

Released: [unknown]
Label: Project 3
Catalog: S-303 SD
Genre: Big Band, Jazz, Easy Listening


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Begin The Beguine
02 In The Mood
03 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
04 South Rampart Street Parade
05 Take The A Train
06 Moonlight Serenade
07 Let's Dance
08 Woodchoppers Ball
09 Ciribiribin
10 One O'Clock Jump
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Enoch Light's Biography

by Brad Bigelow (bbigelow@netrail.net)

Enoch Light began as a light classical violinist, performing in the US and Europe. After a near-fatal car accident in 1940 and World War II interrupted his classical career, he organized his own dance band, "The Light Brigade," and worked in clubs and hotels around the Northeast, including the Grill Room of the Hotel Taft. It was a conservative band, what was known as a "sweet band," specializing in music for middle-aged dancers. He recorded with this band for RCA and Columbia.

He broke up the band toward the end of the 1940s and went into management, working for several record companies before becoming president of Waldorf Music Hall Records in 1954. He founded his own label, Grand Award, in 1956 and had several successes with Dixieland and honky-tonk piano albums by such anonymous groups as the "Charleston City All-Stars" and "Knuckles O'Toole" (aka Dick Hyman). Grand Award featured some of the ugliest covers and worst presentations ever put out--which was remarkable, considering Light's next venture: Command Records.

Light formed Command in 1959 with the specific aim of capitalizing on the emerging market of stereo fanatics. He wanted his recordings to take maximum advantage of left-right channelization without stooping to tricks like "ping-pong" effects. He was a meticulous engineer and put as much effort into the quality of his recording equipment and production systems as into the music itself. He tested a number of New York studios before selecting , and he was the first to arrange the musicians to suit the audio effects he wanted to achieve. He devoted a considerable amount of prose to describing the acoustic aspects of each number--to the point that he started a new LP packaging format, the gatefold, to fit it all in. Finally, he set Command LPs apart on the store racks with bold ablood_sweat_tearsract designs, the first few by the artist Josef Albers.

The first Command LP, "Persuasive Percussion," was a huge hit. It was unlike anything before it because its sales came almost exclusively from retail exposure--its numbers received relatively little airplay on the mono AM radio. Joel Whitburn lists "Persuasive" as one of the 25 best-selling albums of the modern era.

Light produced a steady stream of Command releases, under a variety of names, sometimes featuring musicians such as Tony Mottola or Dick Hyman, sometimes under anonymous groups like "Los Admiradores." He also followed his love of classical music by releasing a series of recordings by William Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that are considered among the finest of the early stereo era. He continued to experiment with techniques, becoming one of the first to use 35mm film to record instead of magnetic tape. One big advantage of film over tape was that distortions due to the drag of the original tape across the recording head ("wow" and "flutter") were reduced dramatically.

In 1965, he sold Command to ABC Records, which was itself bought by MCA a few years later. You can easily mark the end of Light's reign at Command: ABC dropped the gatefold package like a hot potato. Later, it stopped bothering with any of the interior liner notes. MCA further junked the label by making it a budget label, pressed on recycled vinyl, until it discontinued selling Command entirely in the mid-1970s. Steinberg once remarked of the MCA management, "Gangsters! That's all they are: gangsters!"

Light returned to the scene within months of leaving Command with a new label, Project 3, and quickly picked up many of his former Command lineup of musicians. Like Command, Project 3 featured immaculate recordings and beautiful glossy gatefold designs. Overall, though, Project 3 recordings are more conventionally easy-listening and rely far less on dramatic contrasts between channels and dynamic extremes. Project 3's library was bought by Essex Entertainment and many of its recordings by Light and Tony Mottola are now available on CD. Light retired in 1974.
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