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SR-60183: Big Band Man / Ralph Marterie And The All Star Men

[Front Cover] Label Type : white Mercury promotional B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60183-A MS1    FF
SIDE-B SR 60183-B MS1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-20506 (mono).

promotional copy with white Mercury label.

Inside The Groove

Ralph Marterie's unusual big band album playing Jimmy McHugh's compositions, featuring Pete Rugolo as a producer, as well as gorgeous West-Coast musicians and arrangers.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Ralph Marterie's last LP session on Mercury - this is not a recording by Ralph Marterie's road band, but he plays with gorgeous West-Coast studio musicians (most players are ex-Kenton band, which suggests that Pete Rugolo probably arranged these performers).

Five arrangers - Johnny Mandel, Skip Martin, Morty Corb, Bill Holman, Frank DeVol shares both sides. They simply prepared scores in Ralph Marterie's way. Not a thrilling album at all, but still a nice good-old danceable big-band album.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB2621 (19258) It's A Most Unusual Day (Jimmy McHugh & Harold Adamson) 3:02
A-2 PB2613 (19251) Don't Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) 3:58
A-3 PB2616 (19253) Where Are You (Jimmy McHugh & Harold Adamson) 3:37
A-4 PB2620 (19257) Waltz Medley: 4:17
Cuban Love Song (Stothart, McHugh & Fields)
Louella (McHugh & Adamson)
Whisper Waltz (Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh)
A-5 PB2617 (19254) I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) 2:42
SIDE-B
B-1 PB2612 (19249) On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) 2:43
B-2 PB2622 (19259) Medley: 5:34
Anybody For The Blues (Steve Allen & Jimmy McHugh)
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening (Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh)
I Can't Get Enough Of You (Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh)
B-3 PB2623 (19260) I'm Shooting High (Ted Koehler & Jimmy McHugh) 3:00
B-4 PB2615 (19252) Exactly Like You (McHugh & Fields) 3:13
B-5 PB2618 (19255) Diga Diga Doo (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) 2:20

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Ralph Marterie (tp), Pete Candoli (tp), Conrad Gozzo (tp), Don Fagerquist (tp),
Frank Rosolino (tb), Vern Friley (tb), Al Hendricks (tb),
Buddy DeFranco (cl, as), Bud Shank (cl, as),
Gus Bivona (ts), Bob Cooper (ts), Babe Russin (bs),
Jimmy Rowles (p), Red Mitchell (b), Jack Sperling (ds).

Johnny Mandel (arr on A-1),
Morty Corb (arr on A-2, A-5),
Skippy Martin (arr on A-3, B-1, B-3, B-5),
Frank DeVol (arr on A-4, B-2),
Bill Holman (arr on B-4).
Recording Director (and probably also a producer), Pete Rugolo.

Recorded at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA in August 1959.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Ralph Marterie (tp, leader) :
  • Mercury MG-25085 10-inch : Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-25102 10-inch : Marterie Moods
  • Mercury MG-25121 10-inch : Junior Prom
  • Mercury MG-25171 10-inch : Dancing On The Downbeat
  • Mercury MG-25195 10-inch : Marterie Blows And The Cats Play
  • Mercury MG-25201 10-inch : 3 Guys On A Note / Vic Damone - Ralph Marterie - Rusty Draper
  • Mercury MG-20010 : Sweet And Lovely (Ralph Marterie With Strings)
  • Mercury MG-20053 : Dance Date
  • Mercury MG-20054 : Alone Together (Music for Smoochin')
  • Mercury MG-20066 : Dance Band In Town
  • Mercury MG-20124 : Swing Baby
  • Mercury MG-20125 : On Bandstand No.1
  • Mercury MG-20128 : Salute To The Aragon Ballroom
  • Mercury MG-20174 : Love Themes From The Classics
  • Mercury MG-20198 : Young America Dances
  • Mercury MG-20294 : Jumpin' Trumpet
  • Mercury MG-20294 / SR-60035 : College Dance Favorites
  • Mercury MG-20336 : The Hits That Made Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra Famous
  • Mercury MG-20395 / SR-60004 : Dance Party / Ralph Marterie and his Marlboro Men
  • Mercury MG-20437 / SR-60109 : Music For A Private Eye
  • Mercury MG-20506 / SR-60183 : Big Band Man
  • Wing MGW-12154 : Marvelous Marterie
  • Wing MGW-12155 : Trumpeters Lullaby
  • Wing MGW-12160 : Love Themes From Classics (reissue of MG-20174)
  • Wing MGW-12179 / SRW-16179 : Dance Album
  • Wing MGW-12238 / SRW-16238 : Music For A Private Eye (reissue of MG-20437 / SR-60109)
  • Wing MGW-12259 / SRW-16259 : Dance Party (reissue of MG-20395 / SR-60004)
  • Mercury MG-20157 : Hey! Dig That Crazy Band! / Gus Bivona



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MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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