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The Unmistakeable Sound of Independence since 1978 | Call to order: +44 (0)20 8996 3120
This presentation comprises key recordings by major Western jazz, exotica and classical artists under the spell of Indian music and culture, combined with the long, perfumed recordings by Ravi Shankar and his Indian contemporaries which most influenced them.
The Swinger and The Pleasure Seekers, films featuring the charismatic Swedish actress Ann-Margret are quintessential 1960s Hollywood pop cinema; light and frothy, flawed, but full of period bric-a-brac and stylish music. The title song of The Swinger was written by André and Dory Previn and the score composed by Marty Paich with additional arrangements by Johnny Williams and Quincy Jones.
Having made an enormous contribution to the establishment of the Nashville Sound and the modernisation of country music, Anita Kerr felt the need to expand her artistic horizons and in 1965, made the move from Nashville to Hollywood. She wanted to work with different people, to get her own songs recorded, to play jazz, to conduct an orchestra, to take on more ambitious and more varied projects musically, and to form a vocal group which, rather than be confined to studio sessions, might also appear in club and concert settings.
“For you, three shiny, black records... they are filled with a woman's feelings about how music should be written and a man's ideas about life.” Rod McKuen. 1968
• A 'must-have' for the true romantic, these timeless recordings were the fruit of the inspired collaboration between the popular American poet Rod McKuen and the great arranger / vocalist Anita Kerr.
On Bob Stanley's label, here is an exotic collection of rarities that evoke the heart of Bohemian London in the fifties and sixties. The coffee bars, the trattorias, the ouzo, Ricard and whatever Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud's tipple might be in the Colony Room.