Saturday, May 2, 2015

Art Van Damme - Accordion à la Mode + A Perfect Match

The combination of these Art Van Damme albums, Accordion à la Mode and A Perfect Match, provide pleasant interpretations of pop-jazz standards with the accordion as the featured instrument. The familiar melodies of "On Green Dolphin Street," "Poinciana," and "Bye Bye Blackbird" hold up exceptionally well. These LPs were originally released on Columbia Records in the early '60s and had been out of print until Collectables reissued them in 2000.
Al Campbell

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Art Van Damme
Accordion à la Mode
A Perfect Match


1 À la Mode (Fuller, Mutchler, VanDamme)  2:40
2 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  3:31
3 That Old Feeling (Brown, Fain)  3:22
4 Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim, LeMare, Tobias)  2:41
5 How About You ? (Freed, Heusen, Lane)  2:36
6 I'm Shooting High (Koehler, McHugh)  2:46
7 You Were Meant for Me (Brown, Freed)  3:14
8 Charmaine (Pollack, Rapee)  2:24
9 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington)  2:52
10 Just You, Just Me (Greer, Klages)  2:22
11 Diane (Mingus, Pollack, Rapee)  2:28
12 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  2:49
13 Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon, Henderson)  3:05
14 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Elliot, Hilliard, James, Mann)  3:04
15 Tickle Toe (Young)  2:27
16 Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel)  3:45
17 Valse Hot (Rollins)  2:34
18 The Best Thing for You (Berlin)  2:28
19 Satan's Doll (Smith)  3:48
20 Bluesy (Jones)  3:05
21 Spring Is Here (Hart, Rodgers)  4:06
22 Tangee (Skalinder) 3:47
23 Poinciana (Bernier, Simon)  3:15
24 Nicollet Avenue Breakdown (Philofer)  2:04


[# 1-12] Originally released in 1961 on Columbia Records CS 8363
Art Van Damme - acc
Charles Calzaretta - vb
Claude Scheiner (?) - g
Lewis Skalinder - b
Max Mariash - dr
Recorded in New York City ; 1960
[# 13-24] Originally released in 1963 on Columbia Records CS 8813
Johnny Smith - g is added
Same as above, except Fred Rundquist replaces Scheiner (?)
Recorded in 1961/62 ?


Oracle said...

Now your talkin Mel. Art Van Damme. Good Stuff.

Phillip said...

Very tasty, Mel. Many thanks.

Philo said...

Who can resist the jazz accordion! A wonderful post. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Good idea to have the anonymous choice identity to let a comment. But perhaps you don't mind.

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel. I have a lot of AVD LPs. Like him very much.

Eric said...

You never know what treasures will be offered...thank you for the always tasty and always surprising music.

duck said...

Hi Mel, you always surprise me. please keep it up. Thanks as always

danair said...

Nice Post Mel, have you got Martini time think its another Twofer with The Van Damme Sound?

Melanchthon said...

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Melancthon. Van Damme brings back a lot of memories.

besides, how often do you get to see that kind of hair-do these days?

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

erdbeertorten said...

thanxs i was looking so long for this album