Ralph Marterie 88 Strings

Marterie 88 Strings

“The Fabulous Fifties found RALPH MARTERIE coming into his own as America’s Number One orchestra and this well-deserved and hard-won accolade easily carried over into the Sensational Sixties. Now Ralph pioneers into still another phase of music — that of the Big Sound. The fantastic arrangements that made the Marterie Music so outstanding still remain, but something new has been added in the lush strings, the augmented brass and reed sections, and the use of the human voice as an integral part of the arrangement. Here is good music and musicianship, sans gimmicks and tricks, played and recorded in the new Big Sounds. Led by the Golden trumpet of Marterie, this album stresses listening enjoyment for one and all, no matter what their musical taste may be, played and reproduced in the Sensational Sixties Sound, with all its brilliance, color and musical excitement.”

If you liked the earlier Marterie post, you should also take a liking to this early 60s release — mellow, relaxing lounge of the highest caliber. And the record is in pretty great shape as well. Enjoy!

Take a walk down Green Dolphin Street:

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Marterie88.zip (46MB)

Side One:
Sweet and Lovely
Someone Who Reminds Me of You
Moon Song
My Song
Looking for a Boy

Side Two:
Green Dolphin Street
Love Lies
Why Shouldn’t I
New Orleans
Try a Little Tenderness
Moonlight Becomes You

  1. Swank Daddy’s avatar

    Wow! If the rest of this album is as great as the sample it’s a fabulous find. Thanks for the great post.

  2. Thrift Store DJ’s avatar

    Glad you like it. I think it’s a real gem.

  3. DJ’s avatar

    OMG! This is so wonderful of you to share this find! You are right, it is a GEM! I’ve just had the privelage of listening to it and can’t wait to do it again! Thank you! Thank you!

  4. Thrift Store DJ’s avatar

    Thanks! Glad you liked it.

  5. elliot’s avatar

    i just wanted you to know that everything you post is the best thing i’ve ever heard. many an hour has been spent lounging and feeling carefree or sliding around my kitchen cooking to your uploads. so many people have asked where i got my awesome music collection.

    thank you for every single ounce of work you’ve done!

  6. Thrift Store DJ’s avatar

    Shucks, thanks for the kind comments. Much appreciated.


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