17 August 2005

100 Light Years!

Birthday Boy! Happy 100th, Enoch LightStereo and quad sound pioneer Enoch Light was born on this day 100 years ago. This news comes from EnochLight.com. The host has organized a global party celebrating the event. Zenguin.com and OddioOverplay.com proudly present three recordings from the Enoch Light catalog.

Also joining in on the sharities are Weirdomusic.com in the Netherlands, Xtabay in Australia, Goofspot, James Dean Brown in Germany, Basic Hip Digital Oddio in the USA and Radio Fantastica in Belgium. For more info on what everyone is bringing to the party, visit EnochLight.com.

Covers are linked to zip files (compressed files) of tracks and album artwork. For more album info, such as the musicians, check out Spaced Out, the Enoch Light site.

Admiradores, Los - Bongos
[Command, 1959] 39.5MB

..side 1
Bidin' My Time
All of Me
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
..side 2
Blue Moon
Unchained Melody
Don't Blame Me
Londonderry Air
The Very Thought of You
You and the Night and the Music
[more info via Tralfaz Archive]

Enoch Light and His Orch - Far Away Places
[Command, 1961] 37.9MB

..side 1
Waltzing Matilda
Banana Boat Song
Third Man Theme
Sunrise over Sumatra (Enoch Light/Lew Davies)
Bali Hai
..side 2
The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai
The Sundowners
Lisbon Antigua
How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
Poor People of Paris

Enoch Light and His Orch - Far Away Places vol 2
[Command, 1963] 33.8MB

..side 1
Isle of Capri
Cielito Lindo (adapted and arranged by Enoch Light and Lew Davies)
Moon of Manakoora
Wee Bit of Heather (Medley)
Flying Down to Rio
..side 2
By the River Sainte Marie
Ching Ching Ching Chow (Enoch Light, Lew Davies)
Tales from the Vienna Woods (adapted and arranged by Enoch Light and Lew Davies)
Colonel Bogey
White Cliffs of Dover
Under Paris Skies

You'll also want to visit Both Sides Now, Space Age Pop, and Spaced Out, the Enoch Light site for discographies, bios, more links, where to purchase quality CDs and more info celebrating the man and his music.


  1. Hey Katya!

    First of all: I'm Swedish.
    Second: I wasn't actually sharing anything over at my blog (on vacation).
    Thirdly: I love you anyway!!!

  2. Oop, S, I am sorry about that! I do know that you're parents were beautiful, and they made a beautiful baby. That must count for something, yes?

    I'm leaving the link in there anyway, because I hope everyone will visit PCL! Between PCL and WFMU, I get all the web action a girl could desire.

  3. I do know that you're parents were beautiful, and they made a beautiful baby.
    Oh. You remember that! Yes I was acually a quite fat and handsome baby.

    Thanks for your kind words. And I agree about the astonishing things the gals and pals at WFMU put out. Tons of cool oddio.

  4. I just found your blog while searching for Enoch Light, who seems to have been the producer of The Free Design. Do you know them? They're really amazing ("Bubbles"). Unfortunately the links to Enoch Light at Oddio Overplay don't exist anymore! :-( I'm going to browse through your pages, maybe I'm going to find them (I'm actually looking for sdome audio clips to get an idea about how Enoch Light's music sounded like).


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