Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Harpers Bizarre - Anything Goes (1967-68 us, harmonie sunny baroque pop, Sundazed issue)

Recorded in Hollywood, in 1967. Originally released on Warners, Harpers Bizarre debut album is an astonishingly varied concoction, with songs and stunning arrangements by some of Los Angeles' most creative talents (including Randy Newman, legendary singer-songwriter David Blue, and Van Dyke Parks) sharing space with Cole Porter and Glenn Miller classics and Doug Kershaw's Cajun "Louisiana Man." Extra tracks include the group's beautiful country-flavored lullaby-cum-love song, "Cotton Candy Sandman (Sandman's Coming)."
1. (Intro) This Is Only The Beginning (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen) - 1:44
2. Anything Goes (Cole Porter) - 2:00
3. Two Little Babes In The Wood (Cole Porter) - 3:45
4. The Biggest Night Of Her Life (Randy Newman) - 2:25
5. Pocketful Of Miracles (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 2:47
6. Snow (Randy Newman) - 2:39
7. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 2:35
8. Hey You In The Crowd (Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman) - 2:25
9. Louisiana Man (Doug Kershaw) - 2:36
10.Milord (Monnot, Moustaki) - 3:07
11.Virginia City (Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman) - 2:08
12.Jessie (Mike Gordon, Jimmy Griffin) - 3:45
13.You Need A Change (David Blue) - 2:43
14.High Coin (Van Dyke Parks) - 2:35

Harper's Bizarre
*Ted Templeman - Vocals, Drums, Guitar
*Dick Scoppettone - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
*Eddie James - Guitar
*Dick Yount - Bass, Vocals
*John Petersen - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

1966-67  Feelin' Groovy (Sundazed release)

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  1. Thanks Marios! Looks like it's time to upgrade my Harpers Bizarre. Cheers.