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PPS-6030: African Sounds / Carl Stevens

[Front Cover] Label Type : gold f:35d PPS type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A PPS 6030 A- M1    F
SIDE-B PPS 6030 B- M1    F



Comments

Gatefold cover.

with original Mercury PPS inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

A percussive big-band sound with many instruments.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

I don't know whether the title “African Sounds” is appropriate for the tracks herad on this album or not. This may be another example of “orientalism” (or misunderstanding of that), that most of European and American had in the past (not now, I hope).

Aside from such strange Afrikaanism and orientalism, the sound itself is still attractive and enjoyable.

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

6 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 FPB7364 (F24900) Baby Elephant Talk (Henry Mancini) 1:50
A-2 FPB7368 (F24904) Afrikaan Beat (Bert Kaempfert) 2:20
A-3 FPB7361 (F24897) Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
(New Lyric and revised music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George Weiss & Albert Stanton)
(based on a son by Paul Campbell)
2:20
A-4 FPB8090 (F24907) Botha-Bothe (Chuck Sagle) 2:17
A-5 FPB7369 (F24905) Jolly Jika (Bob Strong) 2:03
A-6 FPB7367 (F24903) The Call Of The Jungle (C. Sagle) 2:50
SIDE-B
B-1 FPB7370 (F24906) Skokiaan (August Msarurgwa & Tom Glazer) 2:40
B-2 FPB7362 (F24898) African Waltz (Galt MacDermott) 2:13
B-3 FPB7366 (F24902) Wa-Chi-Bam-Ba (Valley Of A Thousand Hills) (Nico Carstens & Anto DeWaal) 2:06
B-4 FPB7365 (F24901) King Kong (Bob Strong) 2:04
B-5 FPB7330 (F24908) Tsetse Fly (M. Enesti) 2:25
B-6 FPB7363 (F24899) Tiana-Tche (The Jungle Roars) (M. Enesti) 2:05

Personnel


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

Carl Stevens and his Orchestra (detailed personnel unknown).
Recorded place unknown, maybe on May 18, 1962.




Jackets

Front Back
[PPS-6030 FRONT] [PPS-6030 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[PPS-6030 A] [PPS-6030 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[PPS-6030 FRONT SLEEVE] [PPS-6030 BACK SLEEVE]



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