Sunday, February 19, 2012

Voices In Motion (1961) - Simon Rady


Late night in the Starlite Lounge.  You know we never close until you're ready to leave, right?  We know you're in a mellow mood by this hour, so tonight we've got something extra smooth and lush for your listening pleasure.  We'll send a fresh pitcher of martinis to your table while you enjoy Simon Rady's "Voices In Motion", one of our most favorite selections.

Rady was a record company exec and a producer, and he was clearly enamored with the latest hi-fi technology.  With cheerful but ghostly voices occupying all of the stereo quadrants, you'll feel surrounded by an ethereal glow.  There are plenty of well-known standards on hand here, including "Ebb Tide", "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", and "Charmaine". 

Hey, take it easy with those martinis.  We want you to get happy, not spend the rest of the evening in the john.  Well, if your head's on the ceiling by the time the third number starts, don't say we didn't warn you.


Your hi-fi download is here

7 comments:

  1. This is a bit stronger than Columbia's Norman Luboff Choir LPs.
    I like how they panned the vocals from left to right on Autumn Leaves.

    I'll bet this was a popular LP with Stereophiles who taped Xs on their living room rugs so people could take turns standing in the perfect spot to hear true stereophonic sound.
    (I didn't know any personally, but I'd heard about them. They're the ones who bought those Audio Fidelity train LPs -- train comes in on the left, stops in the middle, leaves on the right; next train....).

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    1. Thanks for Simon Rady. I have the mono version so I am very glad with this stero one. Trivia: he has made also an album (or more) under the name Sy Rady).

      RonH

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    2. My old granddad had one of those train LPs! He referred to his stereo as "the hi-fi", too. He was pretty swanky.

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  2. Thanks Ron for the tip about "Sy" Rady. I have been hoping for another Rady album, I'll keep looking!

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  3. I love this one mostly for the stereo mixing.
    Can't imagine listening to it in mono.
    Another record I have not heard.

    Thanks

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  4. Looks like the link to the stereo mix of "Voices in Motion" is dead; mind re-upping it? And I just want to say—as a lounge-head superfan who just stumbled across this site—you're doing some jaw-droppingly good work here. Thank you.

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    1. Glad you're enjoying it, Sir Han. The link is working again so you can hear those voices in true motion all around your hi-fi. Enjoy!

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