Thursday, November 7, 2013

Charlie Byrd - "The Look of Love" 1970

I have had this LP in my collection for some time, and created a digital archive awhile ago, this recording was made with my old Sumiko Blue Point cartridge (as opposed to the Denon DL110 I am currently using).
This release came from Harmony Records, back in 1970.  I think the album cover of the attractive actually got me to buy the LP and try out CB's music.  Charlie Lee Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, 1999) was an American guitarist. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova. In 1962, Byrd collaborated with Stan Getz on the album Jazz Samba, a recording which brought bossa nova into the mainstream of North American music.
Byrd played fingerstyle on a classical guitar. 

A1How Insensitive
Written-By – A. C. Jobim*, V. DeMoraes*
A2I'll Never Fall In Love
Written-By – B. Bacharach*, H. David*
A3Travellin' Man
A4Theme From "Valley Of The Dolls"
Written-By – A. Previn*, D. Previn*
A5A Time For Love
Written-By – J. Mandel*, P. F. Webster*
B1The Look Of Love
Written-By – B. Bacharach*, H. David*
B2In The Name Of Love
Written-By – E. Levitt*, K. Rankin*
Written-By – A. C. Jobim*, N. Mendonca*, N. Gimbel*
Written-By – B. Bacharach*, H. David*