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© Command Records
Year of Release: 1961
The Man I Love
I've Got A Crush Over You
All The Way
You Do Something To Me
Zing Went The Strings
Of My Heart
Someone To Watch
Love For Sale
I'll See You Again
I See Your Face Before Me
With A Song In My Heart
Enoch Light related sites:
I've never heard of Enoch Light, when I learned that he had 2 #1 Pop Albums.
In trying to discover his music, his original LPs were not available on CD.
Luckily, thanks to ebay.com and visting local thrift stores, I was able to find
many of his original LP recordings. And after listening to his music, I scratch
my head, and ask, "Why isn't this guy on CD?"
Enoch Light was a popular band leader from the pre-years of Rock & Roll.
His #1 albums were "Stereo 35/MM" and "Persuasive Percussion."
I was fortunate to find a few of his Persuasive LPs at a local thrift
store. Stereo 35/MM is this week's review, and to be quite honest,
this is a wonderful collection of big band / jazz music, and has to be one
of the most incredible sounding records I have heard in a long time.
Incorporating string instruments, and even the electric guitar, this music
should turn a lot of heads, and once again, the question still remains,
"Why isn't this guy on CD?" Although there are a few of his recordings on CD,
it's his peak recordings that are truly amazing to listen to.
The popular "Heat Wave" is simply great; there isn't anything wrong
with this upbeat jazz version. Movie music from the 1950s comes to mind on
"The Man I Love," where the popular "I've Got A Crush On You"
has a very sexy atmosphere. Simply beautiful pieces are "All The Way"
and "My Romance." "You Do Something To Me," and the popular
"Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart" have the snappy, jazzy, full
Which pretty much describes the remaining songs, as they showcase some
incredible full-orchestrations: "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Love For
Sale," "I'll See You Again," "I See Your Face Before Me," "With A Song In My
Heart" are all incredible pieces, easily fitting a nice dinner atmosphere,
romantic movie music, or just enjoying listening to this music in your easychair.
There's no doubt: Enoch Light's Stereo 35/MM is an incredible work
of art in music. For Jackie Gleason fans, Enoch Light's music could be a likely
comparison. For the easy listening fan in general, Light's music is just that,
light, relaxing, simply beautiful.
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