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SR-60109: Music For A Private Eye / Ralph Marterie and his Marlboro Men

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C (large oval)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR_60109_A MS1    A1    I
SIDE-B SR_60109_B    FRMS1    I



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-20437 (mono).

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Pressed at the RCA Victor's Indianapolis plant - sounds so crisp!

Inside The Groove

A nice LP playing TV's top themes with the help of Pete Rugolo the arranger.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

After the pianist and the arranger Matt Alagna left Ralph Marterie's band, the band changed its name to “Ralph Marterie and his Marlboro Men”. This era's Marterie band sounds rather corny - full of sudden trumpet riff hitters. This is definitely the bad influence of Matt Alagna's absence (of course it is just in my humble opinion).

Luckily, on this “TV's top theme hits” album, Pete Rugolo had made an important role - although the music does not sound like Marterie's band, most tracks are thrilling as Rugolo's own albums always does.

An unusual occasion - Ralph Marterie with Pete Rugolo as an arranger. Very interesting album indeed.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB1958 (18541) M Squad (Count Basie) 2:44
A-2 PB1959 (18542) Perry Mason (Fred Steiner) 2:56
A-3 PB1964 (18547) Richard Diamond (Pete Rugolo) 2:36
A-4 PB1866 (18549) Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Stanley Wilson) 2:30
A-5 PB1960 (18543) The Thin Man (Pete Rugolo & Sammy Cahn) 2:44
SIDE-B
B-1 PB1963 (18546) 77 Sunset Strip (Mack David & Jerry Livingston) 2:38
B-2 PB1619 (16376) Private Eyeball (Peter Hanson & Ralph Marterie) 3:25
B-3 PB1962 (18545) The D.A. (Frank Comstock) 2:57
B-4 PB1965 (18550) Riff Blues (Dave Kahn & Melvyn Lenard) 3:14
B-5 PB1961 (18544) Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini) 2:21

Personnel


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

B-2:
Ralph Marterie (tp, ldr) and his Marlboro Men (including brass, reeds, p, g, b, ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in April 1959.

SIde-A, B-1, B-3, B-4, B-5:
same personnel as above.
Recorded at United Recording Studio A, Los Angeles, CA in April 1959.

Arrangers: Pete Rugolo, Skippy Martin and Henri Beau.

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





Jackets

Front Back
[SR-60109 FRONT] [SR-60109 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60109 A] [SR-60109 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60109 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60109 BACK SLEEVE]

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