Friday, January 04, 2013

Billy Vaughn
"A Swingin' Safari" (Vinyl)

At the dawn of rock 'n roll most parental figures weren't running out to get their hands on Elvis' latest.  What was spinning on the hi-fi was in the ilk of Jackie Gleason and Billy Vaughn.

Lush orchestral strings accompanied by a light peppering of exotic percussion and a lazy saxophone section was all you needed to have a swingin' cocktail hour.

The jacket for this London/Dot pressing is one of the flimsiest I've ever seen.  The record is a wonderful heavy beast;  I don't understand why the jacket is so cheap.

No comments: