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MGW-12004: Organ Moods Featuring Eddie Layton In Hi-Fi

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue Wing type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MGW12004A MF1    MSI    A1    I
SIDE-B MGW12004B MF2    MSII    A1    I



Comments

MGW-12004 is an original issue of Mercury MG-20208.

Inside The Groove

The famous popular organ player Eddie Layton's very first LP left among all left on Mercury and its subsidiaries.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

As the famous Space Age Pop Music site refers Eddie Layton's name as “a demonstrator for Hammond organs”, he has been one of the most famous Hammond organ players throughout the U.S. (at least among ordinary people, not among jazz fans). For most people, his name is so famous as the official organist for the New York Yankees since 1967.

He seldom played jazz kinds, but instead played tons of popular tunes as “easy-listening” kinds. His sound is not much spine-chilling or thrilling (like other great black Jazz organ players do). But as a popular player, he tried to pull out every possibility of what the Hammond organ had to have. He also has spread the fascinations of Hammon organ's sound throughout many “ordinary” people.

On this LP, Eddie Layton's first session left on Mercury, he is accompanied with a few musicians (drums, guitar, percussions). With the “Hi-Fi” sound as what the LP title literally says, we can enjoy the essence of Eddie Layton's organ performance. Again, all tracks are not jazzy kind, but very enjoyable I believe.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 W 346 Stormy Weather (Loehler - Arlen) 2:23
A-2 W 351 The Hot Canary (Gilbert - Nero) 2:30
A-3 W 354 Laura (Raksin - Mercer) 2:55
A-4 W 349 Heartaches (Klenner- Hoffman) 1:50
A-5 W 356 Granada (Lara) 3:24
A-6 W 347 Banjo Medley: -
Oh Susanna
Swanee River
Caroline In The Morning (Donaldson - Kahn)
SIDE-B
B-1 W 348 Poinciana (Simon - Bernier) 2:42
B-2 W 344 Charmaine (Rapee - Pollack) 2:18
B-3 W 350 Song Of The Islands (Charles E. King) 2:14
B-4 W 355 Lullaby Of Broadway (Dubin - Warren) 2:21
B-5 W 345 Donkey Serenade (Friml - Stothart) 2:03
B-6 W 357 The Stein Song (Colcord - Fenstad) 2:00

Personnel


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

Ruppli's book didn't identify any of the exact recording dates nor personnels.

Eddie Layton (org) with unknown musician(s).
(at least the sounds of percussions, drums, guitars, reeds are audible)
Recorded maybe in 1955.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Eddie Layton (org) :
  • Mercury MG-20208 : Organ Moods In Hi-Fi (reissue of MGW-12004)
  • Mercury MG-20308 : No Blues On This Cruise
  • Mercury MG-20372 / SR-60018 : Just We Two / Buddy Morrow & Eddie Layton
  • Mercury MG-20377 / SR-60031 : Better Layton Than Ever
  • Mercury MG-20426 / SR-60098 : Caravan
  • Mercury MG-20433 / SR-60105 : At The Mighty Wurlitzer
  • Mercury MG-20471 / SR-60153 : In The Mood / Dick Contino & Eddie Layton
  • Mercury MG-20498 / SR-60258 : Skatin' With Layton
  • Mercury MG-20639 / SR-60639 : Great Organ Hits
  • Mercury MG-20764 / SR-60764 : A Collection Of 33 All-Time Dance Favorites / Eddie Layton & Buddy Morrow
  • Wing MGW-12004 : Organ Moods In Hi-Fi



Jackets

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[MGW-12004 FRONT] [MGW-12004 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MGW-12004 A] [MGW-12004 B]



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