Album Share: Michael Quint In Concert

July 23rd, 2008

Michael QuintUp this month we’ve got the vocal stylings of South Florida entertainer Michael Quint ready to tickle your aural sensibilities.

This album, recorded in 1977, sees the impressively pompadoured Mr. Quint performing a concert in front of a polite if not enthusiastic audience. Mr. Quint has a unique singing style that includes several unusual vocal effects including tongue rolls, spoken interjections, unintentional yodeling, and an especially wide vibrato. He also treats the audience to a few impressions during his Elvis medley.

Mr. Quint sings in front of a band that includes keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, and various woodwind instruments. The arrangements (by two gentlemen named Morris Hubbard and Mike Lewis) are serviceable, but the band sounds under rehearsed overall. If I had to bet, I would say that this was probably some sort of pick up group hired to play only this concert.

I haven’t been able to find out any information about Mr. Quint. Some of the others listed on the back cover have gone on to bigger and better things, most notably the recording engineers Joe Foglia and Peter Yianilos.

Have fun listening and as always, Enjoy!

Download all the mp3s and cover art in one 68 MB zip file.

Joe E. Neubauer’s ‘Love Got In My Way’ re-released on CD!

July 18th, 2008

Long time visitors to the Orphanage will remember our share of the knockout 1975 album by South Florida’s own Joe E. Neubauer. Pastor McPurvis is excited to announce that the fine folks at Eabla Records, under license from Mr. Neubauer himself, have seen fit to give Joe E.’s opus the recognition and respect it deserves by re-releasing it on CD.

The album has been fully remastered directly from Mr. Neubauer’s original tapes and includes a 16 page, full color booklet that details the trials and tribulations our man went through in the pursuit of his artistic goals. All this for only $15.00 post paid in the United States ($17 world wide).

To get your copy, either PayPal the funds to eabla@eabla.com, or send a check or money order to:

Eabla Records
PO Box 13383
Portland, OR 97213

Questions or comments about the release can be directed to katrinka@sonic.net.

Pastor McPurvis has removed the mp3s and album art from this site and they will no longer be available for download. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to purchase this fantastic offering!

Album Share: There’s A Lot Of Lovin’ In This Old Boy Yet – A. J. Marshall

June 10th, 2008

A.J. MarshallCurrently up for your listening pleasure is this curious recording from 1969 by A. J. Marshall. This album isn’t all that obscure, but I’ve never seen it offered for sharity in its entirety and I really think it deserves a wider recognition.

All that really needs to be said is that this is a collection of contemporary (for the end of the sixties) tunes sung, without irony or humor, by an Al Jolson impressionist. That, in a nutshell, is the premise of the album.

I wanted to be able to write some insightful/witty comments, but I’m at a loss. My suggestion is to just listen to it. My favorites include Little Green Apples, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, and You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.

The liner notes curiously allude to but never mention Al Jolson by name. They were written by Sammy Cahn, who gushes about Mr. Marshall’s and the album’s merits. The arrangements by Bobby Gosh are well done, and perfectly offset Mr. Marshall’s vocal gymnastics.

Have fun listening and as always, Enjoy!

Download all the mp3s and cover art in one 50 MB zip file.