Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble Music for Bang, Baaroom, and Harp Hybrid Stereo SACD
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble Music for Bang, Baaroom, and Harp Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble Music for Bang, Baaroom, and Harp Hybrid Stereo SACD

Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble

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Hybrid Stereo SACD Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original 3-Track Tapes!

"Little did any of us who were involved in the planning and recording of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp know, back in 1958, what an impact this album would have on the record industry and how it would effect my career," writes Dick Shory, about the audiophile instrumental classic, the first stereophonic recording in the industry to be classified a "Best Seller."

Now, revel in the enhanced clarity and sonic richness of this Hybrid Stereo SACD, created from remastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, giving this classic a fresh, vibrant appeal. The superb remastering from the original 3-track master tapes brings out subtleties of the instruments, arrangements, performance and ambiance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall lacking from the original pressing and subsequent versions.

The concept for this album is simple: Dozens of standard and exotic percussive instruments (re: manifold from a 1946 Chevrolet) were employed in original and standard tunes arranged by Schory, Bobby Christian, Mike Simpson, Willis Charkovsky, and Skitch Henderson, who at the time was musical director for NBC's "Tonight Show." Three tracks are of particular note: the quirky "Tiddley Winks" and the exotic "Baia" and "Typee." The jacket, depicting Schory poking out from a pile of instruments, is a classic of LP art.

The recording, utilizing RCA Victor Record's Red Seal Classical Division's equipment — the same used to record the Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston Symphony orchestras at the time — was recorded in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on June 2 and 3, 1958. Two custom Ampex 300-3 half-inch 3-track tape recorders, running at 15 and 30 inches a second, captured the performances.

Commercial success followed. Not only was the album an audiophile classic, it also became one of the best selling instrumental albums of the late 1950s and early '60s with Billboard, Record World and Cash Box magazines listing it on their charts for more than two years, and in the "Top 10" best sellers for more than six months. The album kicked off an era of percussion recordings that tried to duplicate the success of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp, with limited results.

Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings bring you this remastered and improved pressing so that a whole new generation of audiophiles and even casual music lovers can discover for themselves the wizardry, wit and wonder that is Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp!

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Remastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track tapes

Musicians:
Willis Charkovsky, piano
Harold Siegal, string bass
John Frigo, string bass
Earl Backus, guitar, banjo
John Gray, guitar
Russell Crandall, harp
Carol Baum, harp
Bobby Christian, percussion
Edward Metzenger, percussion
Dale Anderson, percussion
Hubert Anderson, percussion
Frank Rullo, percussion
Bob Wessberg, percussion
Tom Davis, percussion
Jim Ross, percussion

Selections:
1. National Emblem March
2. Baia
3. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
4. Ding Dong Polka
5. April In Paris
6. Holiday In A Hurry
7. Buck Dance
8. Duel On The Skins
9. September In The Rain
10. Tiddley Winks
11. The Sheik Of Araby
12. Typee
Description
Hybrid Stereo SACD Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original 3-Track Tapes!

"Little did any of us who were involved in the planning and recording of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp know, back in 1958, what an impact this album would have on the record industry and how it would effect my career," writes Dick Shory, about the audiophile instrumental classic, the first stereophonic recording in the industry to be classified a "Best Seller."

Now, revel in the enhanced clarity and sonic richness of this Hybrid Stereo SACD, created from remastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, giving this classic a fresh, vibrant appeal. The superb remastering from the original 3-track master tapes brings out subtleties of the instruments, arrangements, performance and ambiance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall lacking from the original pressing and subsequent versions.

The concept for this album is simple: Dozens of standard and exotic percussive instruments (re: manifold from a 1946 Chevrolet) were employed in original and standard tunes arranged by Schory, Bobby Christian, Mike Simpson, Willis Charkovsky, and Skitch Henderson, who at the time was musical director for NBC's "Tonight Show." Three tracks are of particular note: the quirky "Tiddley Winks" and the exotic "Baia" and "Typee." The jacket, depicting Schory poking out from a pile of instruments, is a classic of LP art.

The recording, utilizing RCA Victor Record's Red Seal Classical Division's equipment — the same used to record the Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston Symphony orchestras at the time — was recorded in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on June 2 and 3, 1958. Two custom Ampex 300-3 half-inch 3-track tape recorders, running at 15 and 30 inches a second, captured the performances.

Commercial success followed. Not only was the album an audiophile classic, it also became one of the best selling instrumental albums of the late 1950s and early '60s with Billboard, Record World and Cash Box magazines listing it on their charts for more than two years, and in the "Top 10" best sellers for more than six months. The album kicked off an era of percussion recordings that tried to duplicate the success of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp, with limited results.

Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings bring you this remastered and improved pressing so that a whole new generation of audiophiles and even casual music lovers can discover for themselves the wizardry, wit and wonder that is Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp!

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Remastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track tapes

Musicians:
Willis Charkovsky, piano
Harold Siegal, string bass
John Frigo, string bass
Earl Backus, guitar, banjo
John Gray, guitar
Russell Crandall, harp
Carol Baum, harp
Bobby Christian, percussion
Edward Metzenger, percussion
Dale Anderson, percussion
Hubert Anderson, percussion
Frank Rullo, percussion
Bob Wessberg, percussion
Tom Davis, percussion
Jim Ross, percussion

Selections:
1. National Emblem March
2. Baia
3. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
4. Ding Dong Polka
5. April In Paris
6. Holiday In A Hurry
7. Buck Dance
8. Duel On The Skins
9. September In The Rain
10. Tiddley Winks
11. The Sheik Of Araby
12. Typee
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
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Artist
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble
Title
Music for Bang, Baaroom, and Harp
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-06-2015
Availability
In Stock
Format
SACD
ISBN
Release Date
04-14-2016
ASSOC
S
Scratch & Dent
0
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