Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Billy Vaughan
"Plays" (Vinyl)

Released in 1959, I have a Dot recording in stereo.  I've seen numerous versions of this album, which I think speaks to a wild success for Mr. Vaughan and his orchestra.

Vaughan was one of the big names in the easy-listening orchestral world.  While others cut their teeth arranging and conducting for the likes of Sinatra etc., Vaughan's compositions almost always featured instrumentalists and his popular arrangements of well-known tunes became world famous.

This record always jumps out at me in record bins because of the brilliant orange cover and (not surprisingly) the Eames plywood chair Mr. Vaughan is resting on.

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