Wednesday, August 8, 2007

78s fRom HeLL: Sauter-Finegan Orchestra - Stop! Sit Down! Relax! Think! (1952)

The musical arrangements of Eddie Sauter & Bill Finegan helped carry the remnants of the big band era into the space age, rebuilding that sound into a newly-textured, extravagant high-fidelity experience.

This song was recorded near the beginning of their professional partnership, each of them previously having racked up impressive credentials of their own, going back to the 1930's.

They'd each worked early on as musicians in various high-placed big bands, before becoming arrangers for some of the top names in the business.

As a team, their use of eclectic instrumentation and intricate, playful arrangements would be further enhanced by passions for cutting edge recording technologies - - making their records perfect for 'hi-fi nuts' of the era.

Listen to:
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra -

Stop! Sit Down! Relax! Think!

(RCA Victor Records, 1952)

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Perry said...

Thanks for this info on S-F Orch! I'm curious about them, specifically, about the track 'World Without Time' from their LP 'Adventures in Time.' It's still used today as the theme music for the PBS interview show "The Open Mind." If you have any info about availability of this album either in the orig. LP form or in any digital form, I'd love to know about it!


Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this, I 've been fascinated by their orchestra ever since I heard coco bongo.

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