Thursday, October 2, 2008

In Crowd of the month: The Living Guitars (1965)

Among producer Ethel Gabriel's many credits during her tenure at RCA Records was the creation of George Melachrino's
'Moods for Music' series of albums in the 1950's, which she followed up by masterminding the 'Living Strings' series of easy-listening LPs for RCA's 'budget' label, Camden.

The 'Living Strings' concept blossomed into several other instrumental series, including 'Living Guitars', which Gabriel put under the direction of prolific session guitarist Al Caiola, who was already working on a seemingly endless string of albums recorded under his own name at United Artists.

From the LP
'Teen Beat Discotheque'
(RCA-Camden Records, 1965),
listen to:

Living Guitars -
The "In" Crowd

(click for audio)

- Click here to see the LP liner notes in a new window.

See also:
- Al Caiola listed at Space Age Pop and atAll Music.Com

- As of this writing, the Living Guitars 1968 'San Franciscan Nights' LP is available for download via CUEBURN.

- Also as of this writing, 'Living Pizza', a Living Guitars, Living Brass, Living Strings, Voices, Organ, etc compilation is available for download via Licorice Pizza.

- Follow this link to hear the Living Guitars LP 'Flamingo' at Vinyl Lounge Hut.

- In a 2007 audio slideshow from the Pocono Record, record producer Ethel Gabriel reminisces about her long career with RCA Records.

- Click here for this entry and all the previous 'In Crowd of the month' posts together on one page.

1 comment:

licorice pizza said...

Lots of Al Caiola and living strings here.

Nice Blog! Thanks for the nod on the comp.


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