George Feyer, Echoes of Spain (1956)
I buy these things – little curious, little nonsenses. I only buy them if they’re a dollar or two, never more than $5 certainly. Often you find them for 20c or 50c. And I love these little 10” examples; a nice bite-size. I didn’t know much of anything about George Feyer before hearing this. And cannot for the life of me remember when I found (and bought) this. Nor where. Anyway, he was a classically trained pianist that went “light” – ie, took a payday, I imagine. He did this series of “Echoes Of” records – Spain, Paris, etc. And apparently the Paris one is even mentioned in one of the James Bond novels as being “the best light record ever made”. But I’m only reading that from the Wiki page for Feyer that I just linked to above. I did rather like this though – listening to it for the first time ever just recently. It’s not hard to like solo piano records. They have to be pretty fucking naff to not work for you in at least some way, on at least some level. I’ll revisit this though. It has a charm.
Sample Track: Ay-Ay-Ay
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