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PPS-6000: Latin Percussion / David Carroll

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury Stereo Living Presence High Fidelity
Matrix Number : SIDE-A PPS 6001-A-MS1    B IIIIIIII
SIDE-B PPSC 6001-B-MS2    II



Comments

Gatefold cover.

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

As the label print suggests, this copy is not the very first pressing - it was definitely made at one of the Columbia plants (probably in 1961 or 1962?). Therefore, sound quality is not the best we can expect.

Inside The Groove

The very first title in the Mercury Perfect Presence Series, featuring Mercury's producer David Carroll's percussive sounds and Rhumba / Cha-Cha arrangements.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

David Carroll was one of the important persons of Mercury in the 1950s-1960s era. He was an A&R at Popular division, as well as a producer and an arranger who worked with so many Mercury albums in that period.

Most of his famous works are banquets of percussive instruments in catchy arrangements, including “Percussion In Hi-Fi” (MG-20166 / SR-60003), “Re-Percussion” (MG-20389 / SR-60029) and a hit album “Let's Dance” (MG-20281 / SR-60001). Unlike these albums, this “Latin Percussion” album, full of Rhumba and Cha-Cha adaptations to popular tunes, is more conservative and less enjoyable in my humble opinion.

It's just one of those “Easy-Listening” albums...

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

5 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB3223 (19878) In A Little Spanish Town Cha-Cha (M. Wayne - S. Lewis - J. Young) 2:22
A-2 PB3202/PS367 (19863) The Breeze And I (E. Lecuona - A. Stillman) 2:58
A-3 PB3224 (19879) Heartaches (A. Hoffman - J. Klenner) 1:37
A-4 PB3229 (19884) Patricia (P. Prado - B. Marcus) 2:37
A-5 PB3225 (19880) Besame Mucho (C. Valasquez - S. Skylar) 2:46
A-6 PB3222 (19877) Everything's Coming Up Roses (S. Sondheim - J. Styne) 2:08
SIDE-B
B-1 PB3226 (19881) By Heck Cha-Cha-Cha (S.R. Henry) 1:56
B-2 PB3227 (19882) Oye Negra (Nero Morales) 1:59
B-3 PB3220 (19875) I Could Have Danced All Night Cha-Cha (A.J. Lerner - F. Loewe) 2:39
B-4 PB3221 (19876) Bijou (Ralph Burns) 2:37
B-5 PB3228 (19883) The Lamp Of Memory (G. Curiel - A. Stillman) 2:40
B-6 PB3230 (19885) Baia (A. Barroso - R. Gilbert) 2:48

Personnel


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

A-2:
Bill Babcock (tp), Earl Hoffman (tb),
Howard Davis (woodwinds), Wally Preissing (woodwinds), Mike Simpson (woodwinds),
John Cameron (woodwinds), Bob Tootelian (woodwinds),
Bob Acri (p), Vince Geraci (concertina),
Earl Backus (g), Johnny Gray (g),
John Frigo (b), Harold Siegel (b),
Bobby Christian (perc), Frank Rullo (perc), Richard Schory (perc), Jerry Slosberg (perc),
Edward Druzinsky (harp),
Fritz Siegal (vln), Herman Clebanoff (vln),
strings (section),
David Carroll (arr, dir).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in 1960.

all tracks except A-2:
Ruby Rauber (tp), Dom Geraci (tp), Porky Panico (tp), John Howell (tp),
Paul Crumbaugh (tb), Paul Severson (tb), Bill Corti (tb), Mark McDunn (tb),
Wally Preissing (fl),
Howard Davis (reeds), Murray Allen (reeds), Mike Simpson (reeds),
John Cameron (reeds), Hoby Grimes (reeds), Harold Dessent (reeds),
Dick Marx (p), Shay Torrent (Hammond org), Vince Geraci (accordion),
Earl Backus (g), John Frigo (b),
Frank Rullo (perc), Bobby Christian (perc), Jerry Slosberg (perc),
David Carroll (arr, dir).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in March 1960.

Recording engineer: Bernie Clapper.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Pete Rugolo (arr, cond, prod, etc.) :
  • EmArcy MG-36082 : Music For Hi-Fi Bugs
  • EmArcy MG-36115 : Out On A Limb
  • EmArcy MG-36122 / SR-80003 : Percussion At Work
  • EmArcy MG-36143 / SR-80014 : Rugolo Plays Kenton
  • EmArcy MG-36162 / SR-80045 : The Music From Richard Diamond
  • Mercury MG-20260 / SR-60039 : Adventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi-Fi
  • Mercury MG-20261 / SR-60044 : Adventure In Sound - Brass In Hi-Fi
  • Mercury MG-20367 / SR-60042 : Gigi / Robert Clary and Pete Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20517 / SR-60194 : Percussion At Work (reissue of MG-36122 / SR-80003)
  • Mercury MG-20528 / SR-60205 : Rugolo Plays Kenton (reissue of MG-36143 / SR-80014)
  • Mercury MG-20537 / SR-60214 : Music From Richard Diamond (reissue of MG-36162 / SR-80045)
  • Mercury MG-20550 / SR-60118 : Music From Out Of Space
  • Mercury MG-20551 / SR-60119 : Rhythm Meets Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20706 / SR-60706 : TV's Top Themes
  • Mercury PPS-2001 / PPS-6001 : 10 Trombones Like 2 Pianos
  • Mercury PPS-2016 / PPS-6016 : 10 Trumpets And 2 Guitars
  • Mercury PPS-2023 / PPS-6023 : 10 Saxophones And 2 Basses
  • EmArcy MG-36074 / SR-80000 : Patti Page In The Land Of Hi-Fi (Patti Page With The Pete Rugolo All Stars)
  • EmArcy MG-36088 : The Greatest Stars Of Jazz Under One Roof / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20368 / SR-60076 : The Diamonds Meet Pete Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20380 / SR-60023 : Time Remembered / Vernon Duke with Pete Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20440 / SR-60112 : Launching A New Sound In Music / Terry Gibbs and his Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-20447 / SR-60132 : At The Cinema! / Buddy Collette and his Swinging Shepherds
  • Mercury MG-20516 / SR-60192 : Patti Page With The Pete Rugolo All Stars (reissue of MG-36074 / SR-80000)
  • Mercury SRD-1 : Stereo Sampler Vol.1 / Various Artists
  • Mercury SRD-2 : Music / Sound Spectacular / Various Artists
  • Mercury MGD-15 / SRD-15 : A Demonstration Of 35MM Magnetic Film / Various Artists
  • Mercury PPMD-3-12 / PPSD-3-12 : Galaxy - Music From Eleven Great Orchestras / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[PPS-6000 FRONT] [PPS-6000 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[PPS-6000 A] [PPS-6000 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[PPS-6000 FRONT SLEEVE] [PPS-6000 BACK SLEEVE]



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