Eddie Layton - Great Organ Hits (2CD) (2013)

Eddie Layton - Great Organ Hits (2CD) (2013)
Artist - Click Name for More >> Eddie Layton
Code: JASCD737
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Containing four original stereo albums on two CDs:
"Better Layton That Ever" (1959), "Skatin' With Layton" (1961), "Great Organ Hits" (1961) and "All Time 3/4 Time Hits" (1963).

Disc One (Running Time 60.21):
Pretty as the Moon
All of Me
I Love Paris
Ida (Sweet as Apple Cider)
Vienna, My City of Dreams
Winter Wonderland
Over the Waves
Bright Lights of Brussels
Hawaiian War Chant (Ta Hu Wa Hu Wai)
Makin' Whoopee
Twelfth Street Rag
I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
The Anniversary Song
My Melancholy Baby
Hot Noodles
The Waltz You Saved for Me
Hernando's Hideaway
Button Up Your Overcoat
Birth of the Blues
Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Disc Two (Running Time 65.07):
The Happy Organ
Mr Lucky
Ain't Misbehavin'
Tico Tico
You Can't Be True Dear
Twilight Time
The Dipsy Doodle
The Perfect Song
When the Organ Played at Twilight
By the Waters of the Minnetonka
Tennessee Waltz
Three O'Clock in the Morning
Cruising Down the River
Diane (from "Seventh Heaven")
Moon River
Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time
Song from "Moulin Rouge" (Where is Your Heart)
Meet Me In St. Louis
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
The River Seine

From fine players on the electric organ we have heard sweet sentimentality, hip hillbilly, jumping jazz and rock 'n' roll. However let's just say it and get it out of our system: Eddie Layton was a magician. Just listen to him knock out classics such as, 'Tico, Tico', 'The Happy Organ' and we are sure that you cannot fail to notice and agree that he was a true maestro.

Without a doubt Eddie Layton was a Hammond organ virtuoso and for many it was his work at baseball's landmark, Yankee Stadium - 'The House That Ruth Built' - where he was official organist for nearly four decades and was much loved by visitors.

This collection of four albums is a swinging, syncopated and sophisticated affair that insidiously insists your toes are set to tapping and your spinal cord is set to wiggling. The electric organ didn't know it had so much promise until Eddie Layton came along and showed it!

Running Time: 125.27

Tags (Click for Others): Electronic, Hammond, Vintage