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Teisco del Rey Plays Music for Lovers
     

Teisco del Rey Plays Music for Lovers

by Teisco del Rey
 
Del Rey's second album takes the instrumental game plan and ups the ante just a wee bit higher. There's more of a purpose to this one, it's a little more cohesive, a little more adventurous, and a little bit crazier. Oh, there are lots of fun tracks here, like the opener "Seville," based on Verdi's "The Barber of

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Del Rey's second album takes the instrumental game plan and ups the ante just a wee bit higher. There's more of a purpose to this one, it's a little more cohesive, a little more adventurous, and a little bit crazier. Oh, there are lots of fun tracks here, like the opener "Seville," based on Verdi's "The Barber of Seville," "Second Line Limbo," a sort of New Orleans "Limbo Rock," and the Duane Eddy-ish "Twango." But the big musical leap forward on this album comes with the track "Kyla Vuotti Uuta Kuuta," a Finnish (Corelia?) wedding song, totally souped up and overdubbed by Teisco until the guy's practically an orchestra. Not exactly something you can do on-stage every night when the crowd's hollering for "Miserlou," abut definitely having at least one track like this on the album is a creative idea well worth pursuing on future discoramas. Bottom line is there's no sophomore jinx stink on this platter, and if your idea of a contemporary instrumental album extends no further than Kenny G or John Tesh, here's where you wake up and smell the enchiladas. And where else can you find an instrumental tribute titled "Hermanos Alou," dedicated to Felipe, Manny, and Jesus Alou? And by the time you get to the last four or five tunes on this disc (which includes a Link Wray number, "Theme from Lawrence of Arabia" and closes with Brian Hyland's wimpy but beeyooteeful "Sealed with a Kiss"), you're convinced that if the compiler isn't totally loopy, he's coming from a place where cranking a reverb unit to 11 and playing "Squad Car" is much more than just a genre choice, it's another hip bandwagon to climb aboard. And in the grand tradition of neato instrumental albums the world over, this baby also comes with one very cool cover, too. Somewhere, Hank Marvin and Nokie Edwards must be very proud.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2000
Label:
Upstart
UPC:
0601143003028
catalogNumber:
30

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Performance Credits

Teisco del Rey   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,6-string bass,Soloist,Guitorgan,Mando-Guitar,Lead
Mitch Watkins   Acoustic Guitar
Clifford Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Tim Ware   Synthesizer
Sonny Landreth   Slide Guitar
Erik Hokkanen   Acoustic Guitar,Violin
Doyle Bramhall   Drums
Mike Buck   Bongos,Drums
Janne Haavisto   Percussion,Bongos,Drums,Tambourine,Shaker,Temple Blocks
Mikko Lankinen   Rhythm Guitar
Tom Nyman   Bass
Bill Pitman   Rhythm Guitar
Rick "Casper" Rawls   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Mark Rubin   Bass,Upright Bass
Abra Moore   Vocals,Voices
Grady Pinkerton   Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Lisa Pankratz   Drums,Shaker
Casper Rawls   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Dave Wesselowski   Bass
John Mills   Tenor Saxophone
Jeremy White   Maracas
Jim Haavisto   Percussion,Bongos,Drums,Temple Blocks
Minke Geier   Vocals
John H.R. Mills   Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Lamb   Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Pierre Peligrin   Bass,Dialogue
Herman The German   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Spoken Word
Mikko Lankinnen   Rhythm Guitar
Zoe Poore   Vocals
Steve Wheless   Drums
David Carroll   Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Darol Anger   Engineer
Teisco del Rey   Arranger,Composer,Art Direction
Ben Blank   Engineer
Jay Hudson   Engineer
Marty Lester   Engineer
Richard Podolor   Composer
Minke Geier   Dance Director
Dan Forte   Producer
Herman The German   Introduction
Jeff Mellin   Artwork
Eddie Morrison   Composer

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