This live set, taken from 1959, finds Montgomery performing with pianist Eddie Higgins, and is an enjoyable recording of a master at play.
Death couldn’t stop Buddy Holly from releasing new music; this fine single was but the first of many great posthumous releases.
This one-off collaboration was an experiment in sound. Don’t let the oddly phallic album cover scare you; this is a beautiful, unique take on a pop standard
An hour of Louis Armstrong in his prime on film? Go on, you’ve earned it.
A haunting little instrumental concludes this month of gloomy June songs.
The sound known as “exotica,” while diverse, can be defined by a few elements. It is mostly instrumental, performed by an orchestra, rooted in jazz and classical, and often featuring themes and melodies based upon African or Pacific cultures. What exotica recordings have in common, though, is a quest for the perfect mood, and that… Read More ›
A fun, slightly naughty rockabilly number for this otherwise blah Thursday…