Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Various Artist - Philippines, Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism


Side A
Dahil Sa Iyo - Pilita Corrales
Balat kayo - anthony castelo
Dito Ba - Kuh Kedesma
Kapantay Ay Langit - Peter Loro
Lulay - Pangkat Kawayan
Pamulinawen - Philippine Rondalla

Side B
Manila - Hotdog
Ipakita Mo - VST & Company
Umiikot - Mike hanopol
Dance Dance - Rico j. Puno and Maricris Bermont
Isayaw Mo Ang Mundo - marivic Sotto
Ilagay Mo Kid - Hagibis

Jenner Cauton

Songs From The Philippines


Side A
Dahil Sa iyo
Sapagka't Kami'y Tao lamang
Hinahanap Kita
mawala Mang Lahat

Side B
Ang Tangi Kong Pagibig
Bituin Marikit
Sapagka't Ikaw Ay Akin
Mahal Kita
Ang Bayan ko

This Is My Life


Side A
This Is My Life
For Once
In My Life
I Have Dreamed
If Ever I Would Leave You

Side B
A House Is Not A Home
Here's That Rainy Day
The Impossible Dream
And I Love Her
If You Ever Leave Me

Amado Trivino

Mga Nakaw Na Sandali


Side A
Ganyan Pala Ang Pag-Ibig
Let It Flow
Mga Nakaw Na Sandali

Side B
Unang Pag-Ibig
Pedro penduko
Ikaw Pa Rin

Amado Triviño is a well-known Filipino composer and arranger. Among his works are "Kastilyong Buhangin" popularized by Basil Valdez and "Sinasamba Kita" originally performed by Rey Valera.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mia Padilla

Love Letters


Side A
Love Letters
When I Fall In Love
The Very Thought Of You
Like A Lover
There Will Never Be Another You
A Certain Sadness

Side B
On A clear Day
Day By Day
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Put A Little Love Away
The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye

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Kaygees Band

Kaygees In Concert


Side A
CPS Theme
What I did For Love
Una Paloma Blanca

Side B
Bato Sa Buhangin
I'll Never Cry
Sweet Inspiration

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Christopher Coronel

Christopher Coronel

Side A
Ikaw Ang Siyang Mahal
Bakit Kaya
Heto Ako
Kung Iibig Muli

Side B
Tanging Ikaw Lamang
Musikang Pilipino
Looking Through The Eys Of Love
Take A Look Inside My Heart

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Eric Dimson

Beer Barrel Polka


Side A
Beer Barrel Polka
You Are My Sunshine
tavern In The Town
Pennsylvania Polka
No Beer In Heaven

Side B
Happy Days Are Here Again
Los Bisikletas
Yankovic's Polka
Mama Inez
Can Can

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Cha Cha Sound


Side A
Monsiuer la La La
Moliendo Cafe
What A Dirrefernce A Day Makes
The Breeze And I
Corazon De Melon

Side B
Ay! Que Frio
Corazon Corazon
A Kiss Can Change The World
It Might As Well Be Spring

El Choclo


Side A
El choclo
Hernando's Hideaway
Adios Muchachos
La Cumparsita

Side B
Tango De Rosas
O Sole Mio
Ole Guapa
El Pardo
A Media Luz

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Cha Cha On The Rocks


Side A
In A Litte Spanish Town
Cha Cha On The Rocks

Side B
Isle of Capri
Sweet And Gentle
The Sheil
Tea For Two

Eric Dimson is a popular recording artist and organist in the early 1970's. Considered highly-skilled in organ, he has made albums under Vicor Records such as Spanish Hits, The Wonderful World of Waltz, Cha Cha on the Rocks and many more.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Sun Spots

The Sun Spots


Side A
I've Got You Under My Skin
You Are My Sunshine
A Lot Of Livin' To Do
La Bamba

Side B
Just One Of Those Things
Girl From Ipanema
You Gotta Love Everybody
San Antonio Rose

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Columnist Jerry Fink: Sun Spots bring back memories at Plaza lounge

The Sun Spots were performing on the stage in the Omaha Lounge at the Plaza.
A mass of elderly women with silver hair -- sipping beer, smoking cigarettes -- surrounded me.
They were swaying in their chairs (a sign above the stage warns against dancing).
I was having flashbacks.

I was there from 1964 to 1965, patronizing Army bars from Seoul to Chunchon to the DMZ in an effort to protect America against the Communist threat. Every club had a band, usually Asian musicians performing popular American songs. There were some good groups, but more often, performances turned into a hunt for the right key in which to sing -- usually a futile search.

The Sun Spots were in Korea in 1964, playing at military bases along the DMZ. I don't recall, but surely it was among the many groups that played while I danced.
The band's last performance in '64 was on the DMZ. From there, they went to Seoul and caught a flight to Las Vegas, where they have been ever since.

It took more than 35 years, but I finally caught up with them.
The sign above the stage says I can't dance, so I join the elderly ladies sitting and swaying, enjoying the lounge performers who have been together professionally for 40-plus years.
Well, three of them have been together from the beginning: Julio Obinque Jr. and brothers Roger and George LaTorre.

The trio grew up together in Manila, where they developed a common bond in music appreciation.
Keyboardist Gerry Valero and drummer Ed Grell joined the Sun Spots nine years ago. Valero has a solo act on Monday afternoons at the Omaha Lounge. Grell performed with the Righteous Brothers in the 1970s.
For the past four years the group has been at the Plaza. Although lounges don't pay as well as they used to, the Sun Spots are happy to have a steady gig where they can do their thing.
It's hard to describe what that thing is.

There's a kind of charisma about them, or if not charisma at least something infectious about the fun they have onstage.

After 40 years the Sun Spots have a repertoire of songs that may be unmatched among lounge entertainers. Their storehouse of music allows every show to be different. They tailor their performances to those who are in the audience on any given night.

"We play for everybody," Obinque said. "New songs, old songs, polka -- anything. That's why they come back. We adjust to whatever audience we have, so we're not a burned-out group. We have no set lineup. You play a showroom and you play the same thing every time. We always change."
If they have a younger crowd (usually the later shows), they do songs that will have the young people rocking in their seats just as the older crowd does at earlier shows.

The men from Manila interact with their fans -- they sing "Happy Birthday" (in English and Chinese), they joke, they chat.

Infused in the music is a lot of stage business: gestures, side comments, risque play.
People love it.

The Sun Spots may not have the greatest voices in the world, but it is hard to beat them as all-around entertainers who are having fun helping their fans have fun.

"Aren't they the greatest?" a woman named Marie, who was either pushing-or-pulling 80, said.
Marie lives in Southern California. She said she comes to Las Vegas to see the Sun Spots once a week.
The audience is filled with Maries -- Sun Spot worshippers who can't get enough of the music and the fun.
Most older Las Vegans probably have seen the group.

"We've played most of the casinos in Vegas, except for the newer ones because we've been at the Plaza the last four years," said Roger LaTorre, who does an interesting imitation of Willie Nelson. "When we first came to Vegas we played the Castaways, the old Castaways on the Strip.
"We used to tour the country, you name it we've played it -- showrooms, lounges. We were one of the first to perform in a lounge in Atlantic City -- at the International Hotel."

The Sun Spots were hot during the years of Louis Prima and other legendary lounge performers, playing all over town and spending months on the road touring.
Today they perform three shows a day (dark Mondays) with the same enthusiasm they had in Korea, playing at military bases where patriotism was a given.

The Sun Spots may have been having flashbacks themselves this week, as their fans repeatedly asked for patriotic songs in reaction to the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington.
Only the enemies today are not Communists, but zealots claiming to be doing the work of God.
The last song of the first set of one recent performance by the Sun Spots was Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA," one of their most requested numbers since Sept. 11.

On the first note of the song, the elderly men and women in the audience rose in unison and sang with the Sun Spots, many with tears streaming down their faces.

"God bless America," the Sun Spots said as they ended their first performance of the evening.
Lounging around

The list of benefit performances is growing:

Los Vagamundos

Hawaiian Cha Cha Cha


Side A
Pearly Shells
My Little Grass Shack
Beyond The Reef
Blue Hawaii
Little Brown Gal

Side B
Tiny Bubbles
How I'd Like To See Samoa of Samoa
Rhythm Of The ISland
The Hukilau Song
Lovely Hula Hands

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Johnny Oria

Plays for the Professionals and Executives Vol. 1


Side A
To Love Again
Hello, Dolly
Moon River
Speak Softly Love
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
My Way

Side B
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
Where Do I Begin
You've Got A Friend
Windmills Of Your Mind
Two For The Road
Loss of Love

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Ferdinand Marcos

President Ferdinand Marcos Before The U.S. Congress


Friday, November 14, 2014

Neddie Decena

Extra Special


Side A
Hang On Sloopy
Paper Roses
Everybody Loves A Lover
You're My Love
That's You
On My World Of  Honor

Side B
Humpty Dumpty Heart
I Love You Because
I Don't Mean To
Chee Chee-O -Chee
It Hurts To Say Goodbye
Why Don't You Believe Me

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Side A
I'm Sorry
Twilight Time
Blueberry Hill
What Kind Of Fool Am I?

Side B
I Won't Cry Anymore
Lovesick Blues
You always Hurt The One You Love
Fool No. 1
Crying In The Chapel

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Call Me Neddie


Side A
Your Cheatin' Heart
She'll Never, Never Love You (Like I Do)
Are You Sincere
Pretty Baby

Side B
One In A Million
Blue Moon
A Fool Such As I
Rags To Riches
If I Could forget
What's A Matter Baby

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jojit Paredes

Welcome To The Music


Side A
Sunshine Rose
Brother Louie
Beautiful Sunday
Guitar Man
Welcome To The Music

Side B
Stuck In The Middle With You
Love Fever
For You
Drift Away
Goody, Goody My Love

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Jojit Paredes is an actor, known for Big Ike's Happening (1976), Cofradia (1973) and Fantastika vs. Wonderwoman (1976).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Various Artist - Bayan ko

Bayan Ko

Ruben Tagalog
Sylvia La Torre
3 Rosas
Leopoldo Silos and his Symphonette
Juan Silos Jr. and his Rondalla

Side A
Pagpu-Pugay Sa Republika
Bayan Ko
Awit Ni Maria Clara
Magandang Pilipinas
Sa Sariling Bayan
Pilipinas, Inang Bayan

Side B
Ang Aking Bandila
Mutya Ng Silangan
Sa Baybayin Ng Ilog Pasig
ang Bayan Ko't aking Lahi
Pilipinas Kong Mahal

Susan Cuevas

Susan Cuevas


Side A
Kailangan Pa Ba?
Saan At Kailan
Paano Na Ako
Pag-Ibig, Nasaan Ka
Nang Mawala ka

Side B
Ala-ala'y Nagbabalik
Ngayon Lang
Sabihin Mo
Walang Hanggan

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Posadas: Rita Soriano, Boy Posadas & The Romy Posadas Group

featuring Rita Soriano, Boy Posadas & The Romy Posadas Group


Side A
If I Could reach you
Hasbrook heights
Last Night
I Didn't Get To Sleep At All
Keep Moving On
Theme from "Summer of 42"

Side B
Whoever You Are I love You
The Happy Medium
Where Is The Love
It's Going To Take Sometime
Sham Time

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Romy Posadas is a pianist and a jazz musician. He is considered to be one of the few foremost jazz musicians in the Philippines, and is the only Filipino who has been invited twice to perform at the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival, in 1981 and 1982.

It was at the Manhattan Club where Posadas started to learn the rudiments of jazz. Opened in 1958, the jazz club was located along Shaw Blvd. where it is believed to have pioneered in the performance of jazz in Manila as far as club gigs are concerned. His first group that performed at the club was a Latin jazz quartet composed of piano, bass, drums and congas. They played tunes by Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Eddie Cano and Dave Brubeck who are his influences.

After the Manhattan jazz club sometime in 1961, Posadas and his group played at the Champagne Room of the Manila Hotel. Many years later, in 1982, Menchu Apostol played with his band at the Tap Room of the Manila Hotel. This was the year Posadas received the Aliw Awards for best jazz band and best instrumentalist. The band consisted of his wife on vocals, his son on drums and Roger Herrera Jr. on bass.

Posadas has spent about 20 years in Hongkong. He played for seven years at the Crown Colony's Hyatt and another seven years at the Marriott, where he also served as the musical director of all the outlets of the hotel. Romy also entertained nightly for seven years at the Hilton in Thailand and for a year at the Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore.

Maybelle Montero



Side A
All Alone Am I
Where Is Your Heart
Medley #1 (Going Out of My Head, The Look Of Love, More, Sunny)
Medley #2 (Yesterday When I Was Young, Today, Tomorrow, This Gal's In Love With You)

Side B
Maybe This Time
What Kind Of Fool Am I
The Rose
Medley #3 (Till There Was You, If I Fell, Here There And Everywhere, Yesterday)
Medley #4 (La Vie En Rose, I Love Paris, Summertime, You Make Me Feel So Young)

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Florence Aguilar



Side A
Remeber me
the Way of Love
Pretty Ribbons
The Golden Sun
(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
Mother Of Mine

Side B
Love And Devotion
I'm Yours
The Love Of A Boy
If I Give My Heart To You
The River Of No Return
I'll Always Love You

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Side A
Ako'y Iniwan Mo
May Isang Dahilan
Pagsintang Wagas
Pusong Dakila

Side B
Ayaw Ng Aking Lolo
Maling Akala
Huwag Na
Ako;y Di Taksil Sa 'Yo
Sabi Ng Nanay
Samantalahin Mo

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My Girl


Side A
Please Love Me Forever
Dont Change Your Love
Just For You
Just Remember My Darling
Tears On My Pillow
Love Me My Darling

Side B
To Know Him Is To Love Him
Why Say Goodbye
Look At Me
Love Me Because I Love You

Christmas Star


Side A
O Holy Night
Mary's Little Boy Child
Silent Night
The First Noel
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Side B
Blue Christmas
Christmas Alphabet
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
White Christmas
Silver Bells

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Florence Aguilar is a Filipino singer who was popular in the 1970s. A soprano, she popularized the song Ako'y Iniwan Mo in 1973 under Plaka Pilipino.

Florence Aguilar is an actress, known for Manang biday sa maynila (1973), Malagueña (1972) and Leron-leron sinta (1972).