Bob Thompson

Just for Kicks - Mmm Nice ! - on the Rocks (BMCD 0819)

Just for Kicks - Mmm Nice ! - on the Rocks View larger

Just for Kicks - Mmm Nice ! - on the Rocks

Bob Thompson

Blue Moon

8427328008198

ABS 130258

BMCD 0819

JAZZ

2

Just for Kicks - Mmm Nice ! - on the Rocks

More details

CD 15,69 €

Presented in DIGIPACK
16-Page Illustrated Booklet
Comprehensive Discographical details and Liner Notes
Original Stereophonic Recordings Newly Remastered
24-Bit HQ Sound

3 LPs on 2 CDs + Bonus Tracks


Back in 1958, Bob Thompson was a young arranger and conductor from California with the firm belief that the unexpected is exciting. If music is going to be fun—he reasoned—it ought to have surprises. With that in mind, he created a jazz-influenced choral-orchestral sound he could justifiably call his own. The chorus, thanks to Thompson’s astute conception, became an integrated section of the orchestra.

This collection presents the three great albums he recorded for RCA Victor, including a batch of choice standards and several of Thompson’s own compositions, all light-hearted and with the infectious flavor that was his signature. You will find his music refreshing, adventuresome, spontaneous, swinging, sensuous, hip, and, above all, intelligent. It was especially designed with an eye (and both ears) toward Stereo, and includes the excellent musical contributions of some outstanding Hollywood jazz musicians.

Bob’s albums are some of the finest examples of what later became known as Space Age Pop records.


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE (Lerner-Loewe) 2:45
02. ALL OF YOU (Porter) 2:22
03. BYE BYE BLACKBIRD (Dixon-Henderson) 2:24
04. ANGEL EYES (Brent-Dennis) 2:55
05. MAKIN’ WHOOPEE (Kahn-Donaldson) 2:38
06. DIGA DIGA DOO (Fields-McHugh) 2:43
07. LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING (De Sylva-Kern) 2:28
08. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
(Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:21
09. WHY DO I LOVE YOU (Kern-Hammerstein II) 2:28
10. JUST FOR KICKS (Thompson) 2:27
11. A FOGGY DAY (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:14
12. PEEK-A-BOO (Thompson) 2:34
13. IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME (Porter) 2:20
14. MAD ABOUT THE BOY (Coward) 2:16
15. THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
(G. & I. Gershwin) 2:25
16. HELLO YOUNG LOVERS (Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:18
17. THE BEST THING FOR YOU (Berlin) 2:27
18. AIN’T WE GOT FUN (Kahn-Egan-Whiting) 2:38
19. THE SONG IS YOU (Kern-Hammerstein II) 2:23
20. DO IT AGAIN (Gershwin-De Sylva) 2:14
21. PLAYBOY (Thompson) 2:15

CD 2

01. YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME
(Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:09
02. JOIE DE VIVRE (Thompson) 2:31
03. I’VE GROW ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
(Lerner-Loewe) 2:24
04. PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE
(Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:34
05. WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (Engvick-Wilder-Palitz) 2:05
06. MMM, NICE! (Thompson) 2:23
07. HAPPY TALK (Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:28
08. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE (Lerner-Loewe) 2:39
09. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
(Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II) 2:25
10. THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL (Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) 2:24
11. BREEZIN’ ALONG WITH THE BREEZE
(Simons-Whiting-Gillespie) 2:31
12. JUST YOU, JUST ME (Greer-Klages) 2:44
13. JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER
(Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:15
14. ALWAYS (Berlin) 2:08
15. THE LITTLE BLACK BOX (Thompson) 2:29
16. ON THE ROCKS (Thompson) 2:28
17. JERSEY BOUNCE
(Wright-Plater-Bradshaw-Johnson) 2:21
18. I’LL SEE YOU AGAIN (Coward) 2:16
19. Radio Theme in the Style of Bob Thompson 0:41 (*)
20. Texaco 1:01 (*)
21. PEPSI is for Swingers – Vocals
by Mel Tormé 1:20 (*)

(*) Are Bonus Tracks



Original sources:

CD 1, tracks #1-14 from "Just For Kicks"
(RCA Victor LSP-2027).

CD 1, tracks #15-21 & CD 2 tracks #1-6
from "Mmm Nice!" (RCA LSP-2117).

CD 2, tracks #7-18 from "On The Rocks"
(RCA LSP-2145).

CD 2, tracks #19-21 taken from original
radio and TV commercials.



Personnel on "Just For Kicks":

ALL OF YOU / THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE / BYE BYE BLACKBIRD / ANGEL EYES

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Ted Nash, flute; Jules Jacob, flute & oboe; Howard Roberts, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Frank Flynn, Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Milt Holland, percussion; Kathryn Julye, harp.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on November 3, 1958.


MAKIN’ WHOOPEE / DIGA DIGA DOO / LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING / IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING

Pete Candoli, trumpet; Dick Nash, Tommy Pederson, Lloyd Ulyate, Ed Kusby, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Ted Nash, flute; Gene Cipriano, oboe & flute; Howard Roberts, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Frank Flynn, Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Milt Holland, percussion; Kathryn Julye, harp.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on November 10, 1958.


WHY DO I LOVE YOU / JUST FOR KICKS

Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Uan Rasey, Manny Stevens, trumpets; Dick Noel, Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, Nic DiMaio, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Ted Nash, alto sax & flute; Howard Roberts, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Frank Capp, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Frank Flynn, Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Milt Holland, percussion.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on November 17, 1958.


A FOGGY DAY / PEEK-A-BOO / JUST FOR KICKS / IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME / MAD ABOUT THE BOY

Don Fagerquist, Frank Beach, Uan Rasey, Al Porcino, trumpets; Dick Nash, Joe Howard, Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Phil Stephens, tuba; Ronny Lang, alto sax & flute; Howard Roberts, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Frank Capp, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Bernie Mattinson, Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Milt Holland, percussion.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on November 28, 1958.



Personnel on "Mmm Nice!":

THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME / HELLO YOUNG LOVERS

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Joe Howard, Milt Bernhart, Richard Noel, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, George Roberts, bass trombones; Red Callender, tuba; Ted Nash, flute; Howard Roberts, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums; Victor Feldman, vibes; Frank Flynn, Louis Singer, William Kraft, Richard Cornell, Milt Holland, percussion; Kathryn Julye, harp.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on June 22, 1959.


THE BEST THING FOR YOU / AIN’T WE GOT FUN

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Joe Howard, Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Tommy Pederson, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Ted Nash, Paul Horn, alto saxes & flute; Howard Roberts, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums; Emil Richards, vibes; Richard Cornell, marimba; Jerry Williams, bongos; John Cyr, Louis Singer, percussion; Kathryn Julye, harp.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on June 29, 1959.


THE SONG IS YOU / DO IT AGAIN / PLAYBOY

Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, trumpets; Bob Enevoldsen, valve trombone; Murray McEachern, Milt Bernhart, Tommy Pederson, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Phil Stephens, tuba; Ronny Lang, Paul Horn, flutes; Howard Roberts, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Emil Richards, vibes; Richard Cornell, marimba; Alvin Stoller, John Cyr, Louis Singer, percussion.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on July 9, 1959.


YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME / JOIE DE VIVRE / I’VE GROW ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Dick Noel; Harry Betts, Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Bud Shank, alto sax & flute; Paul Horn, flute; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Irving Cottler, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Frank Flyn, John Cyr, percussion; Kathryn Julye, harp.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on August 12, 1959.


PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE / WHILE WE’RE YOUNG / MMM, NICE!

Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, trumpets; Joe Howard, Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Tommy Pederson, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Bud Shank, Ted Nash, alto sax & flute; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Frank Flyn, John Cyr, percussion.

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on August 12, 1959.



Personnel on "On The Rocks":

HAPPY TALK / ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE / ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Dick Noel, Milt Bernhart, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Ronny Lang, alto saxe flute; Paul Horn, flute; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Larry Bunker, vibes; Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, Richard Cornell, John Cyr, percussion; Kathryn Julye, harp.

R.C.A. Victor Studios, Hollywood, on October 21, 1959.


THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL / BREEZIN’ ALONG WITH THE BREEZE / JUST YOU, JUST ME

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Harry Betts, Milt Bernhart, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Ted Nash, Ronny Lang, flutes; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Louis Singer, Ralph Hansell, William Kraft, Milt Holland, percussion; Ann Stockton, harp.

R.C.A. Victor Studios, Hollywood, on November 4, 1959.


JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER / ALWAYS / THE LITTLE BLACK BOX

Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, trumpets; Joe Howard, Frank Rosolino, Harry Betts, Lloyd Ulyate, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Paul Horn, alto sax & flute; Bud Shank, Ted Nash, flutes; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Emil Richards, vibes; Ralph Hansell, Richard Cornell, John Cyr, Milt Holland, percussion.

R.C.A. Victor Studios, Hollywood, on November 11, 1959.


ON THE ROCKS / JERSEY BOUNCE / I’LL SEE YOU AGAIN

Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, trumpets; Frank Rosolino, Harry Betts, Lloyd Ulyate, Tommy Pederson, trombones; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Red Callender, tuba; Bud Shank, Ronny Lang, alto sax & flute; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Monty Budwig, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Emil Richards, vibes; Ralph Hansell, Richard Cornell, John Cyr, Milt Holland, percussion.

R.C.A. Victor Studios, Hollywood, on November 18, 1959.




Original recordings produced by Neely Plumb.

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol.


Stereo 24-Bit Digitally Remastered