Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Rhino’s European has started to release a batch off Original Album Series sets a couple of weeks ago, featuring a lot of music with a minimum of frills and a relatively low price. The titles include five albums by one artist, housed in mini-LP cardboard sleeves and put into a box. Included in this series are sets from Bobby Darin and Sergio Mendes, among several others.

Bobby Darin, Original Album Series
Disc 1: Darin at The Copa (1960)
Disc 2: For Teenagers Only (1960)
Disc 3: Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer, Two of a Kind (1961)
Disc 4: Love Swings (1961)
Disc 5: Twist with Bobby Darin (1961)

Sérgio Mendes, Original Album Series
Disc 1: The Swinger from Rio (1965)
Disc 2: In Person at El Matador (1965)
Disc 3: The Great Arrival (1966)
Disc 4: The Beat of Brazil (1967)
Disc 5: Sérgio Mendes’ Favorite Things (1968)

Other previous releases in this series include:
  • GEORGE BENSON: Breezin’/Weekend In L.A./Give Me The Night/Tenderly/Big Boss Band;
  • RAY CHARLES: The Great Ray Charles/Ray Charles At Newport/The Genius Of Ray Charles/The Genius Sings The Blues/The Genius After Hours;
  • NATALIE COLE: Everlasting/Good To Be Back/Unforgettable: With Love/Take A Look/Stardust;
  • BOBBY DARIN: Bobby Darin/Sings Ray Charles/That’s All/Things And Other Things/This Is Darin:
  • THE DETROIT SPINNERS: Spinners/Mighty Love/New And Improved/Live/Pick Of The Litter:
  • DR. JOHN: Gris-Gris/Babylon/The Sun, Moon & Herbs/Dr. John’s Gumbo/In The Right Place;
  • DUKE ELINGTON: Will Big Bands Ever Come Back?/Jazz Violin Session/Mary Poppins/Ellington ‘65/Ellington ’66:
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You/Lady Soul/Aretha Now/Spirit In The Dark/Aretha Live At The Fillmore West:
  • DONNY HATHAWAY: Everything Is Everything/Donny Hathaway/Live/Extension Of A Man/In Performance (Live):
  • RICKIE LEE JONES: Rickie Lee Jones/Pirates/Girl At Her Volcano/The Magazine/Naked Songs – Live And Acoustic;
  • CHAKA KHAN:Chaka/Naughty/What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me/Chaka Khan/I Feel For You;
  • MANHATTAN TRANSFER: The Manhattan Transfer/Mecca For Moderns/Vocalese/Swing/The Spirit Of St. Louis;
  • OTIS REDDING: Pain In My Heart/The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads/Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul/The Soul Album/Complete & Unbelievable – The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul:
  • SLAVE: Slave/The Concept/The Hardness Of The World/Just A Touch Of Love/Show Time;
  • DIONNE WARWICK: Presenting Dionne Warwick/Anyone Who Had A Heart/Make Way For Dionne Warwick/The Windows Of The World/Valley Of The Dolls.

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