The First Fifty

October 18, 2007

The IP has been collecting vinyl LPs for nearly 15 years now.  He finally has had it with trying to find this and that, to locate where a particular LP is on his shelf.  Hence The IP Cataloging Project!! 

Below is the first lot of fifty albums, randomly grabbed from The IP’s collection.  Note the variety of labels.  The IP chose to catalog his records by label; that is the honest way.  

Please take the time to check out the links to some of The IPs favorite artists…maybe you’ll learn to appreciate the unapreciated. 

Candido – Candido’s Comparsa ABCS-453 1963 ST
Leo Diamond’s Orchestra – Exciting Sounds From Romantic Places ABCS-268 1959(?) ST


Above is one of The IP’s first SAP finds where he had NO CLUE about the music but just liked the cover. Turns out it is quite an interesting record.  If not for The IP’s sister Marlone, and her great magician husband, this record would never have been found.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Equinox SP 4122 1967 ST
The Sandpipers – Guantanamera SP 4117 1966 ST
The Sandpipers – The Sandpipers Spanish Album SP 4159 1969 ST

Bent Fabric – The Happy Puppy ATCO 33-155 1962 ST


Most of you know his tune Alley Cat, but you ain’t heard nothing until you’ve heard The Happy Puppy. This is Bent’s second but second-to-none release on Atco.

Laurindo Almeida (et al) – Viva Bossa Nova! T 1759 1962 M
Bob Bain – Latin Love T-1201 1959 M

Les Elgart – Sophisticated Swing CL 536 1953 M
Les & Larry Elgart – Elgart au Go-Go CL 2355 1965 M
Percy Faith & Mitch Miller – It’s So Peaceful In The Country CL 779 1956 M
Percy Faith – Themes For Young Lovers CS 8823 1963 ST
Percy Faith – Clair CQ 32164 1974 Quad
Various – Curtis Mathes: Collection of Stereo Music XSV 69104/5 (Album 1) 1964 (?) ST

Enoch Light And The Light Brigade – Discoteque Vol. 2 RS 33-882 1965 M

Lenny Dee – Gentle On My Mind DL 74994 1968 ST

The Bob Crewe Generation – Music To Watch Girls By LP 9003 1967 M


Sandy Nelson – Let There Be Drums LP9159 1961 M

Duane Eddy – $1,000,000.00 Worth Of Twang JLP 70-3014 1960 ST

Various – Kapp Jazz Festival KS-1 1956 M

The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin – Street Scene LSS 14008 1961 ST

Guitars Unlimited – The Fantastic Sound Of Guitars UnlimitedSP-44147 1970 ST

MCA (formerly Decca)
Earl Grant – Ebb Tide MCA-194 (Formerly DL7-4165) 197? (org. 1961)

Various – Sounds Out Of This World: Stereophonic Balance Test and Demonstration OSD-1 1959 (?) ST

The Joe Rene Complex – Music To Read The Pretenders By PHS 600-327 1968 ST

Bert Kaempfert – The Happy Wonderland of Bert Kaempfert K2S 5052 1966 ST (2 LP)*
Bert Kaempfert – Afrikaan Beat SPH 37556 1967 ST*

John Elliott And His Diatonic Four – Organ Rhythms FM-1 (QX1) 196? ST

The Exotic Guitars – Those Were The Days R. 8040 1968 ST

RCA Camden
Leo Addeo – Songs of Hawaii CAL-759 1963 M
Living Marimbas – Georgie Girl And Other Music To Watch Girls By CAS-2149 1967 ST
Zaccarias And His Orchestra – Dance The Bossa Nova CAS-749 1962 ST

RCA Victor
Larry Ferrari – Relax With Larry Ferrari LPM-1496 1957 M
Al Hirt – Honey in The Horn LSP-2733 1963 ST
Los Indios Tabajaras – Sweet And Savage LPM-1788 1958 M
Buddy Morrow – Impact LSP-2042 1959 ST
Dick Schory’s Percussion Pops Orchestra – Politely Percussive LPM-2738 1963
Dick Schory’s Percussion Pops Orchestra – Supercussion LSP-2613 1963 ST<
Various – The Dancing Beat of The Latin Bands LSP 2087 1960 ST
Various – Dimensions In Dynagroove SNRS 3141/2 1965 ST
Various – Sounds Fantastic RVS-80 1966 ST
Hugo Winterhalter – Hugo Winterhalter Goes Continental LPM-2482 1962

Pete Drake – Forever MGS 27053 1964 M

Mike Di Napoli Trio – Flying Down To Rio MK 3035 1962? M

SSS International
The Tennessee Guitars – Golden Guitar Hits SSS#10 196? ST

Dave Pell And His Orchestra – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White 9749 1963? ST

Sir Julian – Love is Blue MS 21029 1968 ST


The IP has a penchant for obnoxious organ albums, and this is one of the best (worst?). A real big slice of keyboard cheese from a master of the genre.

Astrud Gilberto – Look To The Rainbow V6-8643 1965 ST
Astrud Gilberto – The Shadow of Your Smile V6-8629 1965 ST

World Pacific
Bud Shank – California Dreaming WPS-21845 1966 ST