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MG-20054: Alone Together / Ralph Marterie

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG20054A    2    M    A1
SIDE-B YMG20054B    M1



Comments

1st jacket: different cover design as well as album title compared with 2nd jacket. Furthermore the matrix information proves this copy is much earlier pressing.

All tunes also available on EP-1-3267, EP-1-3268 and EP-1-3269.

Inside The Groove

Ralph Marterie orchestra with mellow strings, but also swingy.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Their 1st 12-inch LP release, MG-20010 also contained mellow tracks with sweety strings arrangements. However on this album, which was recorded 5 years later, the Marterie orchestra sounds much more swingy and powerful in spite of backing strings section.

A good swingin' album against my expectation.

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

6 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 10667 My Old Flame -
A-2 10668 Remember -
A-3 10669 Lights Out -
A-4 10702 Goodbye -
A-5 10704 I'm In The Mood For Love -
A-6 10703 Can't We Talk It Over -
SIDE-B
B-1 10705 I'm Through With Love -
B-2 10721 Two Sleepy People -
B-3 10722 Adios -
B-4 10723 Lost In Loveliness -
B-5 10724 The Thing I Love -
B-6 10725 Sleepy Lagoon -

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) and his Orchestra with strings:
Larry Brooks (tp), Rudy Scaffadi (tp), Marvine Simon (tp),
Paul Severson (tb), Bobby Speer (tb), Larry Ransom (tb),
Jack Gaylo (as), Yano Sparo (as), Larry Regan (ts), Kenny Mann (ts), Charlie Spero (bs, cl),
Matt Alagna (p) Henry Poston (b) Henry Riggs (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in June 1954.

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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[MG-20054 FRONT] [MG-20054 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20054 A] [MG-20054 B]



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