There are a couple of areas in The Collection that have grown exponentially. Mostly by accident, I have begun collecting pop and easy listening records from the late fifties and early sixties. A great example of this is 1963 number one record Blame It On The Bossa Nova by Eydie Gorme:
Many of the releases in this genre and from this area, at least the ones I’ve heard on reputable record labels like Columbia or RCA, sound fantastic and are a blast to listen to.
Here Gorme, a top-notch vocalist, puts her Latin specialty spin on many of the Bossa Nova craze hits of the day including Desafinado and the belle of the ball… One Note Samba:
Also included are Latin-ish takes on popular Broadway tunes written by Lerner and Loewe and Richard Rodgers.
The best thing about collecting these used vinyl is they’re relatively plentiful and cheap! I scored this nearly mint copy for a dime.
This is great cocktail party music, the familiar tunes are easy to hum along with… even if you don’t know that you’ve heard it before.