In order to avoid disappointment, the best way to approach any Mood Mosaic compilation is as a semi professional mix CD made by a mate's older brother's mate with a fantastic record collection who enjoys designing the artwork.
'Les Yper Sound' is a swanky collection of vocals and instrumentals from the lounge, easy, bossa and novelty genres. The only place you'll find an equal to it is in the lounge pads located in the blog hinterland. Most of the tracks, I would confidently wager, are (or were) not available digitally and explains why many are blighted by the hiss, crackle and pop of worn vinyl. Tracks I could not do without include: Gary McFarland's ice cool novelty schtick 'Bloop Bleep'; 'Sand Step'(The Nilsmen)- inspired by a Camel Cigarette advert; Connie Francis' multi lingual, tongue twisting, hand spinning 'Bossa Nova Hand Dance' and Marty Paich's very groovy instrumental 'A Swinger's Holiday' from the 1966 film 'The Swinger' starring Ann Margret.
Highly recommended for lounge pads everywhere.
01 GARY McFARLAND - Bloop Bleep
02 NILSMEN, The - The Sandstep
03 PETER MOORE - Cat Walk
04 TED HEATH - Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya?
05 JAKIE MITOO - Groovy Spirit
06 CLARK TERRY - El Blues Latino
07 STAN GETZ - Walk On By
08 SHIRLEY SCOTT - Soul Sauce
09 CONNIE FRANCIS - Bossa Nova Hand Dance
10 KEN THORNE - Bossa Nova (In The Restaurant)
11 JOHN SCOTT - Mas Que Nada
12 STANLEY MYERS - Barney
13 KEN THORNE - Lindt Vans
14 MARTY PAICH - Swingers Holiday
15 BILL PLUMMER - The Look Of Love
16 OLIVER NELSON - The Sound Machine
17 IAN & ZODIACS - It Ain't Necessarily So
18 DON SEBESKY - Soul Lady
19 TED HEATH - It's Not Unusual
20 ENOCH LIGHT - Bond Street
21 PETER THOMAS - Jumpin' Jack Flash
22 HAROLD JOHNSON SEXTET - Sorry `Bout That (Part.1