Recommended Materials


CHARLIE PARKER WITH STRINGS: THE MASTER TAKES

Recorded in New York between December 1947 and 1952, Charlie Parker with Flip Phillips, Al Porcino, Joseph Singer, Mitch Miller, John LaPorta, Zelly Smirnoff, Isadore Zie, Ray Brown, Tommy Potter and Bernie Leighton. Tracks include “I’ll Remember April”, “Just Friends”, “Summertime” and “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”.
Verve # 523 984, 1995.


LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Don Cherry performs “If I Had My Druthers”, “Band of Gold”, “Be My Darling Once Again” and “The Last Dance”.
Sony Music Special Products # 26100, 1995.


SPLISH SPLASH: THE BEST OF BOBBY DARIN, VOL. 1

Bobby Darin recordings from the 1950’s and 60’s. Tracks include “Irresistible You”, “Moment of Love”, “Dream Lover”, “I’ll Be There”, “Beachcomber” and “Splish Splash”.
Atco # 91794, 1991.


TEACH ME TONIGHT

De Castro Sisters’ recordings from the 1950’s include the Billboard hit recording of “Teach Me Tonight”. Other tracks include “To Say You’re Mine”, “If I Ever Fall in Love”, “I’m Bewildered” and “Too Late Now”.
BEARF # BCD 16381, 2000.


SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Original motion picture soundtrack starring Jane Powell, Howard Keel and Matt Mattox, recorded between 1953 and 1954. Includes outtakes from the film and four previously unreleased demo recordings performed by Gene De Paul and Johnny Mercer.
Rhino Movie Music # 71966, 1996.


LI’L ABNER - Original Broadway Cast Recording

Legacy Records # 87700, 1956.