Apr 24, 2009

JIMMY VANN BAND - THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE SKY (KALEIDOSOUND 1971) Jap/Kor mastering cardboard sleeve + 2 bonus




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The Jimmy Vann Band made sweet music, a hybrid of soft pop and mellow jazz. 'The Upper Left Hand Corner Of The Sky' is a collection of pure hearted music that soothes the soul. The title track, composed by Buddy Prima (nephew of the legendary Louis Prima), has become a classic of the soft pop genre.Polished & whistle-clean cocktail bar jazz band doing Association vocals, other AM radio knockoffs. Chord changes are cool, & backup vox are soft & groovy, but very produced...
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The upper left hand corner of the sky is a very groovy place -- thanks to warm vocals and a sunny groove from the Jimmy Vann Band! The group's a trio, of the hotel/cocktail variety -- but they've also got plenty of Sunshine Pop touches too -- a mixture of male and female vocals, and a real love of catchy, jangly rhythms on their upbeat tunes! Although issued on a small west coast label, the set's got all the sparkle of better-known gems on A&M or Capitol at the time -- a professional, focused sound that's never too cheesy, and always sweetly compelling. Instrumentation includes organ, piano, accordion, flute, and trumpet -- and titles are almost all originals, and pretty darn great overall! Titles include "The Upper Left Hand Corner Of The Sky", "Circle V", "I'm Just Me", "Cowboys Never Cry", "Break Tune", "Everything That's True Is Blue", and "The Music Is Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks too -- "How Do You Tell A Child", and "I Love You More Each Day".[Dusty Groove America]
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Remastered with tender loving care, this reissue brings you the original magic and melody of this long lost album. This first official CD-release comes in an LP miniature sleeve including obi. 24 bit digital remastered from the original master tapes.
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10 comments:

Tarkus said...

Fantastic record!
Thanx a lot and compliments for your wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

great beatball reissues,thanks again for share..
Gianni

Leon Klimovsky said...

Always when i come to check your blog you offer a new surprise!

Never heard of this one, but sounds very interesting! Will check it out!! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this one with us! I didn't think it was as good as the Hagood Hardy boys and girls, but still an enjoyable listen :) Great seeing artists here that have never been posted on any other blog -- you never know what you're going to get ;) Cheers, Ion

one bite said...

Another outstanding Beatball reissue!

Thank you

niki said...

Very nice record, just great. Thanks.

Georgie Hirezola said...

thanks a lot for all your nice comments...
the last "Beatball" album I own is the "Borealis - Sons Of The Sea" plus the "Professor Fuddle's Fantastic Fairy Tale Machine" (Very good!!!), which I'll post some other time in the near future...

Anonymous said...

Hi from Cy
Thanks for the moment, haven't got round to listening in depth, as yet.
Cy from Pck.

Ben said...

Great guitar playing!

Soulover said...

Thanks a lot, great album!
"The Upper Left Hand Corner Of The Sky" is groovy and contagious.
Any chance to listen to "Raw But Tender" by Jaki Whitren?

All the best
Soullover