Mambo & Cha Cha Cha

It’s time to dance … The Marvelous Mambo or the Charming Cha Cha Cha? It’s up to you. Choose your partner, shuffle your feet in the right starting position and swing the floor like you’ve never done before …

The Mambo is a Cuban dance, very popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s. It’s influenced by Afro-Cuban rhythms and popularized by Arsenio Rodrigues and later Perez Prado & His Orchestra. In the 1950’s another dance became even more popular in the USA and later worldwide: The Cha Cha Cha. Also of Cuban origins, this dance was introduced around 1950 by Enrique Jorrin’ s Orquesta America in Havana. The number of Mambo and Cha Cha Cha albums is extremely huge, with Cha Cha Cha as the winner. This is just a choice of the many hundreds of albums that were released on the market by companies like Tico, RCA, Fiesta and Capitol in The United States and in Latin America.


Abelardo Barroso With Orquesta Sensación (Puchito MLP-508) 1958 (Reissue: World Circuit WCV-088) 2014

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Perez Prado & His Orchestra – Mondo Mambo!; The Best Of … (Rhino R-271889) 1995 / Randy Carlos And His Orchestra – Hot Cha Cha (Fiesta FLP-1245) 1959


Unknown Orchestra – Mambo In Havana (Hollywood LPH-24) 1959

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Monchito And His Mambo Royals – Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Merengue (Fiesta FLP-1202) 1955 / Cal Lampley And His Orchestra – The Last Of The Red Hot Cha Cha (Warner Bros. W-1287) 1959


Bettini And His Orchestra With Vocals – Cha-Cha-Chas, Mambos, Rumbas (Vox VX-26210) 1960

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Carlo Peretti And His Latin Beat – Mambos And Cha Cha Chas (Society SOC-906) 1969 / Teodoro Morales And His Latin Rhythmeers – Torrid Latin Dances; Merengue, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha, Conga (Fortune TLPS-906) 1961


The great Perez Prado


Perez Prado & His Orchestra – Mambo Mania (RCA Victor LPM-1075) 1955


Here together with the iconic Spike Jones

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Perez Prado And His Orchestra – Mambo By The King (RCA Victor 10″ LP LPM-3108) 1953 / Italian edition 1956


Marimba Chiapas – Marimba, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha; A Study In Hi Fidelity Sound (Audio Fidelity AFLP-1802) 1955


Tropicana Orchestra Alminana Soler – A Mambo A Cha Cha Cha And You! (Perfect PS-14032) 1960

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Benny Bennet & His Latin American Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha & Mambo (Vogue VA-160103) 195. / Jose Curbelo And His Orchestra – Make Mine Cha-Cha-Cha … Mambo For Me … Oooh! That Merengue …! (Fiesta FLP-1207) 1956


Dance The Mambo (Epic 10″ LP LN-1129) 1954


El Borinquen Orchestra – Authentic Cha-Cha & Mambo (Paris 10) 1956


Machito, with Graciela & His Orchestra

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Machito And His Afro Cubans – Souvenir Album (Decca 10″ LP DL-5157) 1954 / Perez Prado And His Orchestra – Mambo By The King (RCA Victor LPM-1196) 1955


Machito & His Orchestra on stage

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Phil Gomez And The Jazzbos – Dixieland Mambo (Omega OSL-48) 1960 / Pupi Campo And His Sextet – Mambo Americana (Coral 7″ EP EC-81093) 195.


Various Artists – Mambo For Cats (RCA Victor LPM-1063) 1955

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Cha Cha And Mambo (Music Appreciation Society, Volume 11) 195. / Billy May & His Rico Mambo Orchestra – Arthur Murray Presents Cha-Cha Mambos (Capitol LP T-578) 1955


Various Artists – Jukebox Mambo; Rumba And Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960 (Jazzman 2LP / CD JMAN-055) 2012

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Various Artists – Jukebox Mambo, Vol. 2 (Jazzman 2LP / CD JMAN-073) 2014 / Vol. III (Jazzman 2LP / CD JMAN-094) 2017


Various Artists – Jukebox Mambo, Vol. 2 (Jazzman 6 X 10″ JMANBK-073) 2014

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Various Artists – Jukebox Mambo, Vol. III (Jazzman 6 X 10″ JMANBK-094) 2017 / Tito Puente & His Orchestra – Mamborama (Tico LP-1001) 1955


Simon Bolivar And His Band – Cha Cha Mambo Merengue (Mercury MG-20177) 1957

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Various Artists – Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha & Calypso, Vol. 1: Girls Session! (El Vidocq /  Jukebox Music Factory VID-13) 2018 / Vol. 2: Crazy Session! (El Vidocq / Jukebox Music Factory VID-12) 2018


Papa Loves Mambo …



Chuy Reyes And His Orchestra – Mambo At The Mocambo (Capitol 10″ LP H-257) 1951

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Yma Sumac – Mambo! (Capitol 10″ LP H-564) 1954 / Perez Prado, Rey Del Mambo – Mambo! (RCA Victor 7″ EP 322019) 1958


Machito – Mambo Holiday (Harmony HL-7040) 1957

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Joe Loco And His Quintet – Viva Mambo (Tico LP 1013) 1956 / Various Artists – Mambo Fever; Samba! Rhumba! Hot Cha-Cha-Cha! (Capitol Ultra Lounge 724383256426) 1996


Various Artists – Mambo (Fiesta FLP-1203) 1955

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Various Artists – Mambo Fever! (Verve 060075315703) 2009 / Jimmy Boyd – I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo (Columbia 10″ Single J-225) 1954


Movieposter “Al Son Del Mambo”


Various Artists – Mambo Mania!; The Kings & Queens Of Mambo (Rhino R-271881) 1995

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Various Artists – Mas Mambo Mania! (Rhino R-276720) 2001 / Mambo Santa Mambo; Christmas From The Latin Lounge (Rhino R-279996) 2000


Movieposter for Robert Rossen’s “Mambo”, with Katherine Dunham


Benny Bennet & Son Orchestra – Les Airs Du Film “Mambo” (Vogue 7″ EP EPL-7135) 195.

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Various Artists – Mambos; Perfect For Dancing (RCA Victor LPM-1067) 1955 / Al Stephano And His Trio – Mambo Bongo Bash! (Tops Mayfair 9722-S) 196.


Various Artists – Mambo Americano; 63 Mambo-Tastic Tracks From The American Dance Craze! (Jasmine 2CD JASCD-847) 2018

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Benny Bennet Et Son Orchestre – Mambo Gastronomique (Vogue 7″ EP LD-365) 195. / Unknown Orchestra – Mambo Jambo (…) 195.


Various Artists – Mambo Calypso (Grosso! 022) 2014

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Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra – Mambo At The Waldorf (Columbia 10″ LP CL-6213) 1955 / Billy May’s Rico Mambo Orchestra – Arthur Murray Favorites: Mambos (Capitol 10″ LP L-261) 1954


Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra – Mambos With Ros (London 10″ LP LPB-341) 1954

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Various Artists – Mambo Crazy! (Charly CDHOT-639) 1998 / Various Artists – Very Tasty Pachuco Mambo; 1948-53 Guaracha, Jump, Mambo, Swing & Boogie Pachuco Style (Pinche Discos PINCHE-03) 2017


Marino Barreto Jr. Y Su Orquesta Cubana – Mambo En Espana (Belter 7″ EP 50210) 1959


Chico O’Farrill And His Cubans – Mambo Latino Dances (Verve MGV-2003) 1958

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Tito Puente & His Orchestra – King Of The Mambo (Tico 10″ LP TRLP-120) 1952 / Mambo With Me (Tico LP-1003) 1955


Sonny Burke And His Orchestra – Let’s Mambo (Decca DL-8090) 1955

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Tito Rodrigues And His Orchestra – Mambo At The New York Palladium (RCA Victor 7″ EP 20102) 1954 / Cal Tjader – Mambo With Tjader (Fantasy 3202) 1955


Dolores Hawkins – Mambo Combos (Epic 10″ LP LG-1022) 1954

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Ramon Marquez And His Orchestra – The Exciting Mambo (LP-5065) 1963


Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra – Mambo Madness (Tico Lp-1004) 1958

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Perez Prado And His Orchestra – Mambo Mambo RCA Victor 7″ EP EPA 602) 1955 / Perez Prado And His Orchestra – Mambo Happy! (RCA Camden CAL-409) 1957


Joe Loco & His Quintet – Make Mine Mambo; Mambo’s & Cha Cha Cha’s (Tico LP-1008) 1955


Joe Loco – Make Mine Mambo (And Cha Cha Cha) (Tico LP-1008) 195. (later edition)

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Tito Rodriguez And His Orchestra – Three Loves Have I: Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Guaguanco (RCA Victor LPM-1389) 1958 / Tito Puente And His Orchestra – Tico Mambos (Tico 10″ LP TICO-107) 1952


Joe Loco & Quintet – Mambo Fantasy (Tico LP-1012) 195.

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Various Artists – More Than Mambo; The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz (Verve 2CD 3145279032) 1995 / Various Artists – Mambo! (Columbia 10″ LP FL-9509) 1950


Various Artists – The Original Mambo Kings; An Afro-Cubop Anthology (Verve 5138762) 1993

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Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra – Mambo Party (Richmond B-20022) 195. /  Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra – Mambo At The Waldorf (Columbia CL-732) 1955


Another movie poster for Robert Rossen’s “Mambo”


Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban – Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch 796912) 2003


Cubanismo! In New Orleans – Mardi Gras Mambo (Hannibal HNCD-1441) 2000


Los Mambo Jambo – same (Buonritmo CD / LP BR-009) 2012

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Los Mambo Jambo – Jambology (Buonritmo LP / CD BR-03) 2016 / The Limboos – Space Mambo (Penniman PENNLP-005) 2014


Marcel Bontempi – … Sings Mambo Voodoo (Twinlite TL-003) 201.


Various Artists -Everybody Loves Mambo (Philips 10″ LP B-07702-R) 195.


Mama Enjoys Cha Cha Cha …



Monchito And Ramon Marquez – Cha Cha Cha; Every Pick A Hit (Fiesta FLP-1235) 1959

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Jose Madeira And His Orchestra – Dance Band Cha-Cha / Let’s Cha Cha Cha (Palace M-631 / PST-606) 195.


Raoul Zequeira Et Son Combo De L’Elephant Blanc – Cha Cha Cha (Mambo) (Barclay 82059) 1957

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Ralph Font And His Orchestra – Longhair Goes Cha Cha (Westminster WP-6118) 195. / Eddie Gomez And His Latin American Orchestra – Cuban Mist Cha Cha Cha (Crown CLP-5032) 1957


Ben & His Tumba Orchestra – Let’s Cha Cha Cha (Mercury MG-20510) 1959

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Jackie Davis At The Console – Hammond Gone Cha -Cha (Capitol T-1338) 1959 / Freddy Calo And His Latin Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha (King / Audio Lab AL-1571) 1962


Cuco Chicos – Viva Cha Cha Cha No. 2 (Columbia 7″ EP ESDF-1349) 1961


Bebo Valdes And His Orchestra Tropicana – Hot Cha Chas (Decca DL-8660-) 1956

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Joe Cuba And His Orchestra – Red, Hot And Cha Cha Cha (Mardi Gras LP-5023) 1965 / Tommy Dorsey Orchestra – Cha Cha For Two (Decca 7″ EP ED-2637) 1958


Jose Curbelo And His Orchestra – Wine, Women And Cha Cha (Fiesta FLP-1219) 1958

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Jose Cubano And The Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha (Coronet CX-81) 195. / Gilbert And The Musicabana Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha (Mercury MG-20164) 1956


Ramon Marquez – Cha Cha Cha (Musart …) 195.

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Dean Martin, with Nelson Riddle (& His Orchestra) – Cha Cha De Amor (Capitol 7″ EP EAP-51702) 1962 / Various Artists – Cha-Cha De Amor; From Mamboland To Bossa Novaville (Capitol Ultra Lounge 724383759521) 1996


Bobby Madera And His Orchestra – Look, I’m Doing The Cha-Cha! (ABC Paramount ABC-133) 1956


Marty Franklin And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha At Malibu (Cadence CLP-1022) 195.

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Tito Puente And His Orchestra – Tico Presents Cha Cha Cha (Tico 10″ LP / 7″ EP 4531) 195.


Various Artists – Cha-Cha-Cha; The New Exciting Dance Rhythm From Cuba (RCA Victor LPM-1081) 1955

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Tito Peunte And His Orchestra – Dance The Cha Cha Cha (Tico LP-1010) 1955 / Let’s Cha Cha With Puente (RCA Victor LPM-1392) 1957


Tito Puente – Cha Cha With … At Grossinger’s (RCA Victor LPM-2187) 1960


Orquesta Melodias Del 40 – Cha Cha Cha (Puchito MLP-512) 1957

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L’Orchestre Hermanos Castro – Strictly For Dancing (Puchito MLP-501) 1957 / Orquesta Sensacion – Cha Cha Cha; New Exciting Dance From Cuba With … (Puchito MLP-504) 1957


De Denise And His Popular Latin Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha With …; 12 Great Tunes For Dancing The Cha-Cha-Cha (Enrico Super Records No.103-A) 195.

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Paquitin Lara, with Ramon And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Anyone? (RKO SLP-1004) 1958 /  La Playa Sextette – Pachanga Cha-Cha-Cha Anyone? (Mardi Gras LP-5024) 1965


Various Artists – Basic Cha Cha Chas (Tico LP-17000) 195.


Noro Morales – Cha Cha Cha’s (Design DLP-126) 1959


Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra – Mambo! (Music For Latin Lovers) (Mercury MG-20108) 1957

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The Harmonicats – South American Nights (Mercury Wing MG-20107) 1956 / Sophie Tucker, with Ted Shapiro And His Orchestra – … Invites You To Cha Cha Cha (…) 195.


Norman Maine Y Su Orquesta – Abuglubu Abuglubu Cha Cha Cha (Columbia EX-5037) 195.

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Billy May – Cha Cha! (Capitol T-1329) 1960 / Tito Puente And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha’s For Lovers (Tico LP-1005) 1956


Cha Cha Boys – same (Le Voix De Son Maitre FFLP-1184) 196.

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Cha Cha Boys – Geisha Cha Cha (Le Voix De Son Maitre 7″EP EGF-508) 196. / Esmeralda (Trianon 7″EP ETS-4413) 1962


Pachito Cha Cha Band – One-Two (CMI CMI-109) 1959

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Freddy Sateriale’s Big Band – Cha Cha Cha (Promenade 2133) 196. / Art Mooney And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha (Parade SP-379) 1961


Willie Martinez And His Orchestra – I Could Have Cha Cha’d All Night  (Decca DL-8694) 1958


Pepe Luis And His Orchestra – Cha-Cha-Cha (Columbia Harmony HL-7028) 1957

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Pupi Prado And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha For Swingin’ Partners (Celebrity UT-127) 1961 / Jack Costanzo And His Latin Orchestra – Mr. Bongo Pays In Hi-Fi (Tops L-1564) 1957


Chaquito And His Orchestra – Hot Cha Cha Cha (Columbia CL-1293) 1959


Pupi Campo Orchestra – Cha-Cha Merengue (Stardust SD-110) 1956

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Randy Carlos And His Orchestra – Makin’ Whoopee Cha Cha Cha (RCA Victor LPM-1689) 1958 / Paquitin Lara And His Latin American Orchestra – One Two Cha Cha Cha Time (Tops L-1708) 1960


Various Artists – Voulez-Vous Cha-Cha?; French Cha-Cha 1960-1964 (Born Bad BB-116) 2019

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Machito And His Orchestra – … Plays The Cha Cha Cha (Tico 10″ LP LP-138) 195. / Ben More, with Ernesto Duarte And His Orchestra / Almendra Orchestra – Cha-Cha-Cha (RCA Victor 7″ EP EPA-603) 195.


Bob Azzam Et Son Orchestre – Habibi Rock (Festival 7″ EP FX-451227-M) 1960

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Rene Bloch And His Big Latin Band – Everybody Likes To Cha Cha Cha! (Hifi R-819) 1959 / Pepe Luis And His Orchestra – Dig That Cha Cha Cha (Tico LP-1024) 1956


Rodriguez And His Orchestra – Latin Dance Party (Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rhumba) (Golden Tone C-4016) 1959


Ruben Leon And His Latin Orchestra – Let’s Dance The Cha-Cha-Cha (Tops Mayfair 9693-S) 195.

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Jose Curbelo Quintet – Cha Cha Cha In Blue (Fiesta FLP-1204) 1956 / … – Cha Cha Cha? (Fiesta FLP-1205) 1956


Al Stefano And His Trio – Cha Cha Favorites (Golden Tone C-4050) 195.


Johnny Conquet, His Piano And Orchestra – Piano Merengue For Those Who Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha For Those Who Cha-Cha-Cha (RCA Victor LPM-1469) 1957

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Art Mooney And His Big Band – Cha Cha Cha (Coronet CXS-138) 1959 / Cha Cha Cha With …, Band Leader Series, Vol. 2 (Spin-O-Rama M-3079) 1957


Art Mooney – Cha Cha Cha (Diplomat 2218) 1957

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Montenegro – Cha Cha’s For Dancing (Time S/2018) 195. / Ernesto Aquino And His Orchestra – Latin Goes Percussive Cha Cha Cha (International Award AKS-160) 1960


Manny Lopez And His Orchestra – Cha-Cha-Cha, If You Please (RCA Victor LP-1409) 1957

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Rene Hernandez Orchestra – Per-cus-sive Latino Cha Cha Cha Doctored For Super-Sound (Audio Fidelity DFM-3003) 1960 / Randy Carlos And His Orchestra – Pachanga Con Cha Cha Cha (Fiesta FLP-1313) 1962


Orquesta Aragon – Cha-Cha-Cha Cubano (RCA Victor 3-L-122024) 1956

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Orquesta Melodias Del 40 – Cha Cha Cha (Barclay / Puchito MLP-512) 1957


Ralph Font And His Orchestra – Cha-Cha-Cha (Westminster WP-6111) 195.


Movieposter for “Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!”


Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra – Hollywood Cha Cha Cha (London LL-3100) 1959

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Enoch Light And The Light Brigade – I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha’s (Grand Award GA-33388) 1959 / Si Zentner & His Dance Band – High Noon Cha Cha Cha (Bel Canto SR-1011) 1959


Al Castellanos, La Playa Sextet, Sonny Rossi – We Love To Cha Cha Cha (Mardi Gras LP-5008) 1957

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Tino La Tino & His Orchestra – La Tino Cha Cha Cha (Crown CST-166) 1959 / Jose Martinez And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha (Modern MLP -7012) 1961


Pedro Gracia And His Del Prado Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 1 (Audio Fidelity AFSD-5810) 1958 (Vol. 2 = A Tropical Affair AFLP-1842 1957)

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Pedro Garcia And His Del Prado Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 3 (Audio Fidelity AFLP-1837) 1957 / Memo Salamanca And His Cha Cha Cha Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha (Audio Fidelity AFLP-1813) 1960


Alfredo Gomez And His Latin American Orchestra – America’s Most Popular Cha Cha’s (Audiotion AUD-335937) 195.

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Fernando Juarez And His Orchestra – Cha Cha’s In Stereo, Volume 1 (MRKSD-1401) 1959 (MRKSD-1411) 1959


Pepe Lopez And His Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha Merengues And Mambos (Design SPLD-31) 1957

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Manuel Rivera And His Orchestra – Dance Tempo Cha Cha Cha (Crown CLP-5138) 1959 / La Playa Sextet – Care To Cha Cha Cha? (Mardi Gras LP-5001) 1955


Monchito And His Orchestra – Viva! Cha Cha Cha (Fiesta FLP-1233) 1958

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The Martinez-Cheda Orchestra – Let’s Dance Latin, with Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo & Merengue (Palladium PLP-146) 1959 / Rose Murphy – Not Cha-Cha But Chi-Chi (Verve MGV-2070) 1957


Chaquito And His Orchestra – Cha, Cha, Cha In Hi Fi (Fontana 7″ EP 465970-TE) 195.

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Vitin Aviles Y Su Orquesta – Cuban Cha-Cha Y Merengue (President KVP-105) 1961 / Los Cangaceiros El Super Orquesta – Cha Cha Cha (President PRC-170) 196.


La Playa Sextet – Sun, Sea And Cha Cha Cha (Mardi Gras LP-5019) 1959

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Bob Allan Et Son Orchestre – Cha Cha Cha (Symphonium SEP-10) 195. / Various Artists – Let’s Dance The Cha Cha Cha (Seeco SCLP-9096) 195.


Ramon Marquez Y Su Orquesta – Cha Cha Cha Avec … (Seeco 7″ EP EPL-7228) 196.

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Los Ruffino – Vol. 4 Cha Cha Cha Pour Les Amoureux (Seeco / Vogue 7″ EP EPL-7620) 196. / Vol. 5 (Seeco / Vogue 7″ EP 7622) 196.


Horace Diaz And His Cha Cha Kings – Singing Cha Cha Cha And you Can Dance To It, Too! (Kapp KL-1225) 195.

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Enrique Jorrin – Cha Cha Cha El Ritmo Del Moda Con El Conjunto De … (RCA Victor 10″ LP MKL-3094) 1956 / La Playa Sextet, Al Castellanos & Orchestra – A Mardi Gras Of Cha-Cha-Cha Hits (Mardi Gras LP-5007) 1957


Tito Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto – Cha Cha Cha , No. 3 (RCA Victor 7″ EP A-75273) 196.

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Tito Morano And His Orchestra – Let’s Cha Cha (In Stereo) (Somerset SF-8000) 1959


Della Reese – Cha Cha Cha (RCA Victor LSP-2280) 1960


Fajardo And His All Stars – Cha Cha Cha In Havana (Panart No. 3004) 195.

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Pablo Beltran Ruiz Y Su Orquesta – South Of The Border Cha-Cha-Cha (RCA Victor MKS-1233) 195. / Roberto Rutz – Ritmo Saboroso Cha Cha Cha (Damic LP-5043) 195.



Victor Silvester – Cha Cha Cha With … (Columbia 7″ EP SEG-7857) 1958

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Michelino & His Cha Cha Band – Cha Cha Cha & Flamenco Rock (Sonet SXP-6034) 196. / Sy Menchin And His Steven Scott Orchestra – My Bubba & Zaedas Cha Cha Cha (Apollo LP-491) 1959


Gray & Terrace – Cha Cha Cha Continental, As Introduced By … (Tico LP-1039) 195.

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Laurindo Almeida And The Danzaneros – Happy Cha Cha Cha (Capitol T-1263) 1959 / Various Artists – Cha-Cha Jubilee (Jubilee SDJLP-1097) 1959


Pupi Campo And His Orchestra – 12 Cha-Chas And Merengues (Hollywood LPH-23) 1956

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Hector Rivera And His Orchestra – Let’s Cha Cha Cha (Mercury MG-20137) 1957


The Latin Boys – Ask Me To Cha Cha Cha (Tico LP-1040) 1957

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Eduardo Fernandez And His Cha Cha Kings – Cha Cha Cha (Sparton C-334946) 195. / Ralph Flanagan – They’re Playing Our Cha Cha! (Imperial LP-12050) 1960


Raymond Van Het Groenewoud – ChaChaCha (Odeon 7″ Single 1-A-00619067) 1981










Library Music

Welcome to the world of Library Records. This world knows no borders, the musicians are mostly unknown and the albums are not much sought after, only some of them are and a handful of fans who pay literally hundreds of dollars for them. It’s a strange and unclear world of records with sometimes ordinary and sometimes extraordinary sleeves. The music is mostly instrumental or orchestral. The series or volumes are sometimes big and there’s a big scala of musical styles for commercial purposes. The most famous labels are Bruton, Chappell, De Wolfe and Tele Music. They recorded albums by guys like Alan Hawkshaw, Alan Tea, Reg Tilsley, Johnny Pearson, Roger Roger, Piero Umiliani and many others. Each major city in Europe and North America had their own company. In the 1960’s and further on the industry, commercial business and the Radio  / TV and Filmworld had a constant need of new music to sell their products. Here’s a selection out of the very big collection.


Musical Score / Artist Unknown – The New World Of Stainless Steel; An Adventure Of Film By Republic Steel (A Wilding Production) 1961

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Various Artists – Product Music, Vol. 1; Industrial Show Tunes In Praise Of Products We Trust (Honest-Abe Disc! 294004) 1996 / The Sounds Of Steelmaking; One Million Dollars In Progress (Hardman Associates, Inc. …) 196.


Barry Gray – Stand For Adverts; Rare Jazz, Jingles And Advertising Electronics, By … (Trunk JBH-039-LP) 2011



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Alan Asch – That Agency Thing (CBS Radio Spot Sales XTV-89549) 196. / Pepper; Creative Sales Library Service; Sound Effects, Strange Sounds (Pepper & Tanner Custom Recording 5601) 197.


Mars Production Library For Programming And Sales (Pepper & Tanner FF-315) 196.


David Hollander, collector and director of “The Library Music Film”


DVD – The Library Music Film; A Huttwenty 9 Film


Various – The Library Music Film; Music From & Inspired By The Film (Legere Recodings LEGO-148) 2018



Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records and writer of the book “The Music Library”


Book: The Music Library; Graphic Art And Sound, by Jonny Trunk (Fuel) 2005


Seconds revised and re-styled expanded edition

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Book: The Music Library, by Jonny Trunk (Fuel) 2015


Book: Wobbly Sounds; A Collection Of British Flexidiscs, by Jonny Trunk (Four Corners Irregulars #6) 2019


Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers – Music For Biscuits; Lost Advertising & Rare Film Sounds By … (Trunk JBH-019-CD) 2006


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Unknown Artist – The Look Of The Leader; Minute Maid Company (LP) 1964


Various Artists – Everythin’s Coming Up Profits; The Golden Age Of Industrial Musicals, The 1960’s Volume 1 (An Audio Companion To The Book by Steve Young & Sport Murphy) 2013

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The J.P. Penney Company Presents … Penny Proud (J.P. Penney Co. …) 195. / Once In A Lifetime; The Complete Musical Score From The Edsel Dealer Announcement Show (Edsel …) 195.


Various – 1966 Sales Meeting (B.F. Goodrich 605430) 1966

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The Grip Of Leadership (Coca-Cola Company) 1961 / A Step Ahead 1966 Salesman’s Convention For Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Company) 1966


Platter Party; For ‘Record’ Sales Let Florence Henderson And Bill Hayes Make Your Next Sales Meeting A … (7″ Single …) 1959

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The Voices Of Walter Schuman – Music For Bathroom Baritones, Bathing Beauties (American Standard Records) 195. / Don Higgins & Tedd Determan – Music From The Bathrooms Are Coming! (American Standard Records) 1969


Various – General Electric Presents ‘Go Fly A Kite’ (General Electric 2LP …) 1966

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Maurice Levine – The New Wide World Of Ford; Tractors Equipment (Columbia / Ford ETCV-96224) 1964 / Wilson Stone / Maurice Levine / Arthur Harris – Xerox Presents ‘Take It From Here’ (Xerox 10″ LP) 1963


Hale Rood – Music To Make Automobiles By … (Marathon International Productions MG-79698) 1962

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Various – Big Sell Big World 1965; A World Of Opportunity (U-23813) 1965 / Various – The Sound Of Selling  (A.B. Dick Company, 1962 Pacemaker Sales Meeting) 1962


The Hellers – Creative Freakout; Singers, Talkers, Players; Advertising Protest Songs For Those Who Protesteth Too Much (Heller Corporation 10″ LP …) 1967


The Metropole Orchestra – Perfect Vision; The Esquivel Sound (Basta 3093222) 2003

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Synchro-Fox; Library Of Recorded Background Music For Television, Radio, Films, Theatre And Documentaries (Synchro-Fox Music Library SF-1029) 1973 / (SF-1030) 1974


Major Companies:



Short Themes And Links; The 1940’s To 1950’s Archive (Atmosphere AACD-8) 19..

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Various – Social Life And Events; The 1940’s Archive (Atmosphere AACD-4) 19.. / Drama; The 1950’s Archive (Atmosphere AACD-3) 19..


John Baker – The .. Tapes; BBC Radiophonics, Electro Aids, Soundtracks And Rare Home Recordings (Trunk JBH-030-LP) 2008

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John Baker – The .. Tapes; BBC Radiophonics, Electro Aids, Soundtracks And Rare Home Recordings – Rare & Unreleased Workshop Recordings 1954-1985, Volume 1 (Trunk JBH-028-CD) 2008 / … 1963-1975, Volume 2 (Trunk JBH-029-CD) 2008


Les Bibliothecaires, Volumes 1-14 (The Musicophilia Company …) 19..



The New Concert Orchestra – Volume 1; Background Music Specially Recorded For Film, Radio & Television (Boosey & Hawkes SBH-3013) 1969 (reissued by Vocalion)

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The Electronic Studio – Electronic, Music For Film, Radio & Television (Boosey & Hawkes SBH-3025) 1970 / Tod Docksteader – Electronic, Music For Film, Radio & Television (Boosey & Hawkes SBH-3082) 1981


Various – Music From Dancefloors; The Cream Of The Bosworth Library Sessions (Strut STRUTCD-022) 2002

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Miki Anthony & Tom Parker / Irving Martin & Brain Dee – Heavy Rock (Bruton Music BRH-2) 1978 / Keith Mansfield / John Eddy / John Cameron – City Of The Future Suite / Equinox (Bruton Music BRI-3) 1978


Trevor Bastow / Brian Bennett / Andrew Jackman – Contemporary Music (Bruton BRK-5) 1979

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John Cameron / Louis Clark – Breakout (Bruton Music BRK-7)  1981/ John Cameron / Jean Bouchety – Survival (Bruton Music BRM-9) 1981


John Cameron / Brian Bennett / Johnny Pearson – Big Wide World (Bruton Music BRN-10) 1983

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Somon Benson / Eugenio Grandi / David Snell – String Tension (Bruton Music BRM-13) 1985 / R. Hill / D. MacKay – Video Communications (Bruton Music BRL-13) 1983


Zack Laurence & others – New Prospects (Bruton Music BRN-13) 1984

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Trevor Bastow / Max Harris – Time Off (Bruton Music BRG-20) 1981 /  Various – Bold As Brass (Bruton Music BRG-21) 1982


Various – Sunshine Holidays (Bruton Music BRG-31) 1985


Various – Digging The Bruton Vaults (Bruton Music 10″ LP BR-651) 2018


Various – Ground-Breaking Original Vintage Recordings From The 1970’s & 1980’s (Bruton Vaults …) 20..


AM & Shawn Lee – Outlines (AM Sounds AMSL-3) 2015 (inspired by the Bruton Music Library)

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Ib Glindemann – Media Music, Release No. 1 (Capitol Media Music MEMU-4) 1968 / Tom Elliott – Relaese No. 12 (Capitol Media Music MEOS-1) 197.


Jack Mayborn – Media Music, Release No. 13 (Capitol Media Music MEPS-1) 197.


Various – The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library (CBS 3LP P-314062) 1977


Various – The Library Archive; Funk, Jazz, Beats And Soundtracks From The Vaults Of Cavendish Music (BBE BBE-435-CLP) 2017

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The Famous Chappell Mood Music Library

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Mad Dog – Pop Sounds (Chappell LPC-1053) 1973 / The Machines – Electronic Music (Chappell LPC-1055) 1973

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Various – Chappell Recorded Music (Chappell LPC-974-978) 1968 / Jos Cleber / Roger Webb / Marc Laroche Ensemble – Chappell Recorded Music (Chappell LPC-979-984) 1968


Rene Costy And His Music – Small Group Sounds (Chappell CAL-4013) 1974


Richard Demaria – A Ecouter (Chappell CHA-010) 19..


Various – The Hustlers; Dramatic Music From The Chappell Library 1970-1977) (Chappell / Vocalion CDSML-8510) 2015


Various – Music From Dancefloors; The Cream Of The Chappell Music Library Sessons (Strut STRUTCD-010) 2001


Various – Rare Music From The Comets Library Vaults 1 (Pheon PHEON-002) 2016


Various – Conroy Recorded Music Library; New Dimension (BMLP-145-A/B) 1974


Pierre Arvay – Illustrations No. 1 (Music De Wolfe DW/LP-2798) 1963

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M. Kansara – Sounds Of India (Music De Wolfe DW/LP-3060) 1967 / Frank Rothman Progressive Dance Orchestra – Progressive Sound (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2851) 1964


Various – Lunar Probe; Musique Concrete, Electronique, Space (Music De Wolfe10″ LP  DW/LP-3030) 1967

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The International Jazz Group – High Speed Jazz (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2950) 1966 / Herbert Chappell – Moods For Solo Woodwind (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP- 2888) 1965


The International Studio Orchestra – Captains Of Industry (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-3034) 1967

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The International Studio Orchestra – The Power Game (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP- 2988) 1968 / The London Studio Orchestra – Power Project (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2922) 196.


The London Studio Group – Town Beat (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2975) 1966

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The International Studio Orchestra – On The Town (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2981) 1966 / The Wild One (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2974) 1966


The International Studio Orchestra – One Arm Bandit (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2983) 1966

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The London Studio Orchestra – American Neutral Backgrounds (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2856) 1965 / The London Studio Orchestra – Industrial Project (Music De Wolfe DW/LP-2923) 1965

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International Studio Orchestra – Journey Into Sound (Music De Wolfe 10″: LP DW/LP-2968) 1966 / Modern Transport (Music De Wolfe 10″ LP DW/LP-2980) 1966


The Roger Webb Sound – Vocal Patterns (Music De Wolfe DW/LP-3182) 1971

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Reg Tilsley – Orchestral 10 (Music De Wolfe DW/LP 3255) 1972

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The Eastern Sound – Arabia (Music De Wolfe DW/LP-3190) 1971 / J. Leach – Arabia, Volume 2 (Music De Wolfe DWS/LP-3407) 1979


Barbara Moore – Vocal Shades And Tones (Music De Wolfe DW/LP-3227) 1972

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The Blue Wing Console – Sun High (Music De Wolfe DWS/LP-3366) 1976 / Paradox – Moving On Through (Music De Wolfe DWS/LP-3438) 1980

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Comedy; De Wolfe Music Sound Effects (Music De Wolfe DW/FXLP-14) 198. / Rubba – In Motion; Modern Progressive Group Sounds, Played By … (Music De Wolfe DWS/LP-3428) 1980


Various – Freakout At The Facsimile Factory; A Compendium Of De Wolfe Music Library Recordings 1966-1969 (Tenth Planet TP-036) 1998


Various – Themes About The House, From The De Wolfe Music Library (Chichester Hospital Radio CHRVYL-2) 2018


Various – EMI Production Music (EMI …) 20..


Various – Sound Patterns; Natural Sounds, Location Sounds, Human Sounds (Science Series) (Hampshire University Records HRS-28931) 19..

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Various – IM; The Label Of Modern Rhythms (IM-20) 20..


Don Harper – Live, Neutral, Earth (Impress IA-406) 1974


Various – Music Specially Recorded For Film, Radio And Television (KPM …) 19..


Syd Dale / Johnny Hawksworth – Accent On Percussion (KPM Music KPM-1009) 1966

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other releases on KPM


Paddy Kingsland – Jingle Machine (KPM Music KPM-1301) 1983


Various – Music For Dancefloors; The Cream Of The KPM Music Green Label Sessions (Strut STRUTCD-005) 2000


Various – Spider Jazz; KPM Cues Used In The Amazing Animated Series (Trunk JBH-070-LP) 2018


Midnight Sun Pops Orchestra – Mood In Dance (Mood Music Library No. 7 / Sun SKS-014) 1969

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Mood In Romantic (Mood Music Library No. 8 / Sun SKS-004) 1968 / Mood In Musical (Mood Music Library No. 21 / Sun SKS-019) 1969


Andy Loore – No. 55: Water Show (Editions Montparnasse 2000 MP-55) 1976


Album Folk; Royalty Free Commercial Background Music (Music Man …) 20..

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Easy Listening; Royalty Free Commercial Background Music (Music Man … ) 20.. / Album: Pop Funk (Music Man …) 20..


Alan Blackwell Et Son Orchestra – Vol. 17: Musique En Couleurs (Neuilly 10″ LP CH-117) 1970

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Paul Zaza / Paul Kass / Johnny Hawksworth – Music Express 11 (Parry Music Library PM-11) 1978 / Various – Foreign Journeys (Parry Music Library PMLCD-1022) 198.


The Music Factory – Scoop! (Peer International Library Ltd. PIL-9028) 1974


Various – The Professional Production Library (Century 21 Productions Inc. DISK-1) 1975

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Derek Austin – Further Faces (Programme Music PM-009) 1975 / Geoff Bastow – Music To Varnish Owls By (Programme Music PM-011) 1975


Various – Betty Page; Danger Girl, Burlesque Music (QDK Media CD-012) 1996

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Various – Betty Page: Jungle Girl, Exotique Music (QDK Media CD-017) 1998 / Private Girl, Spicy Music (QDK Media CD-031) 2001


Various – Electronic Music (Southern Library Of Recorded Music MQ/LP-48) 1978


Delia Derbyshire – Electronic (Standard Music Library ESL-069) 2000


Herve Roy – French Pop (Tele Music 10″ LP TM-704) 1967

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Herve Roy / Yanko Nilovic (Tele Music 10″ LP TM-705) 1968 / Guy Pedersen – Indian Pop Bass (Tele Music 10″ LP TM-709) 1969


No. 9 J.J. Debout / Yanko Nilovic – Music Bazaar (Tele Music TM-3009) 1969

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No. 22 Paul Piot – Choeurs (Tele Music TM-3022) 1972 / No. 34 Tonio Rubio – Rhythms (Tele Music TM-3034) 1973


No. 52 Bernard Estardy / Alan Feanch – Electronics (Tele Music TM-3052) 1975

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No. 58 P.A. Dahan / S. Pezin – Neo Ryhthmiques (Tele Music TM-3058) 1976 / No. 69 Jean Schultheis – Hot Time (Tele Music TM-3069) 1976


Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw / M. Moran – Contemporary Contrasts (Themes International Music TIM-1027) 1977

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Alan Tew – Drama Suite, Part 1 (Themes International Music TIM-1025) 1976 / Alan Tea – …, Part 2 (Themes International Music TIM-1024) 1976


Various – New Blood (Themes International Music TIM-1002) 1973

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Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker – The Rock Machine (Themes International Music TIM-1011) 1973 / The Guitar Family, Volume 1 (Themes International Music TIM-1004) 1973


Various – The Tomorrow People; Original Television Music (Trunk JBH-017-LP) 2006


Various – G-Spots; The Spacey Folk Electro-Horror Sounds Of Studio G Library (Trunk JBH-032-CD) 2009


Cartoon / Comedy:




Monty Python – De Wolfe Music Presents 30 Musical Masterpieces ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus; The Infamous Television Series 1969-1974 (Released For The First Time Ever! (De Wolfe Music DWCR-003) 2009

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Ren & Stimpy – Production Music; 108 Vintage Instrumental Tracks From … / Vol. 2; 194 Vintage Instrumental Tracks (…) 20..


Library Music Makers:


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Jack Arel – Gravure Universelle (Mood Music De …) (Virgin 2LP V-2831) 1997


Jack Arel – Chappell Recorded Music Library Works; Originals & Remixes (Vadim VAD-010-LP) 2007


The Karminsky Experience Inc. – Beat! (Patterns Of Behavior POBLP-002) 2016


Basil Kirchin – Abstractions Of The Industrial North (Trunk JBH-012-LP) 2005


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Yanko Nilovic – 36: Rythmes Contemporains De (Z International Records ZO-201-V) 1972

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Yanko Nilovic – 06: Psyc Impressions (Z International Records …) 197. /  Graziella Madrigal & Yanko Nilovic – Histoires Sans Paroles (Editions Montparnasse 2000 MP-88) 1979


Yanko Nilovic – 34: Chorus (Editions Montparnasse MP-34) 1974


Yanko Nilovic – 86: Un Piano Dans L’Ouest (Editions Montparnasse MP-86) 1979


Raymond Scott – Three Willow Park; Electronic Music From Inner Space (Basta 3LP / 2CD Set 3093432) 2017


Raymond Scott – The Jingle Workshop; Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951-1965, feat. Dorothy Collins (Modern Harmonic 2CD MH-8015) 2019


The Twelve Hour Foundation – Concrete Jingles; A Collection Of Themes And Incidental Pieces In Aid Of The Charles Bell Pavilion (PMB …) 20..

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Various – Urban Spaces; Err Rec. Library Vol. 1 (Err Rec. ERRREC-019) 2018 / Science & Technology (Err Rec. ERRREC-023) 2018


Various – Barry 7’s Connectors; 24 Rare Library Tracks (Lo LCD-25) 2001




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Various – Popshopping; Juicy Music From German Commercials (Crippled Dick Hot Wax! CDHW-069) 2000 / Volume 2 (Crippled Dick Hot Wax! CDHW-028) 2002





Various – France (…) 19..

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Nino Nardini & Roger Roger


Roger Roger Et Le “Mode Symphony” Orchestra – Panorama Européen (Mode Disques MDINT-9421) 1069

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Roger Roger – Tourbillon De Paris (Mode Disques MDINT-9080) 1962 / Méditerranée (Mode Disques MDINT-9424) 1966 / Musique Des Iles (Mode Disques MDINT-9427) 1966


Roger Roger / The Metropole Orchestra – Grands Travaux (Music For Film Production 1956-1966)  (Eigenwijs / Koch Screen 87082) 1995


Nino Nardini, Eddie Warner, Roger Roger – Space Oddities; Studio Ganaro 1972-1982 (Born Bad BB-082-LP) 2016





Various – De Muzikale Verleiding (Nijgh & Van Ditmar BK + 2CD) 2009

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Ronnie Potsdammer & Heleen Van Meurs – 2CV / Het Lelijke Eendje (Citroen Flexidisc BRO-62/63) 1959

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Johnny Hoes – … Presenteert Telstar Catalogus ’65-’66 + Premieplaat

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Mary Dresselhuis / Ko Van Dijk – Coebergh Presenteert Feest Voor Hem / Feest Voor Haar (Coebergh 106868-E) 1962


Kid Baltan, Tom Dissevelt, Henk Badings – Polular Electronics (Basta 4CD Set 3091412) 2004





Alessandro Alessandroni – Lost & Found 1972-1978 (Four Flies FLIES-28) 2017


Angelo Baroncini & others – Music For Movement; Musiche Di Angelo Barroccini E Bruno Battisti D’Amario (PRC LPO-4521) 1969


Daniela Casa – Sovrapposizione De Immagini (Finders Keepers FK-072-LP) 2014


Bruno Spoerri – Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998 (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW-033) 2018


Various – Barry 7’s Connectors 2; 27 Rare Italian Library Tracks (Lo LCD-31) 2002


Eastern Europe:



Various – Kroniki Filmowe; Polish Library Music 1963-78 (Gad GADCD-064) 2017

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Various – Sonda; Muzyka Z Programu Telewizjnego (Gad GADCD-011) 2013 / Sonda 2 (Gad GADCD-023) 2015


Musique Pour Colonies De Vacance; 60’s, 70’s Library Music Selected By DJ No Breakfast (Melodia …) 20..

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other volumes


Other Library Albums & Compilations:



Markey Funk & Gilli Tha Kid – … In Search Of Mordy Laye (Agitacao Popular) 2012


Marcus Fjelstrom – Library Music 1 (Kafkagarden KGPUB-001) 2011


Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – World Of Funk (Ubiquity URLP-282) 2011

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Various – Music For TV Dinners (Scamp SCP-97212) 1997 / … The 1960’s (Scamp 97222) 1997


Various – Things Go Better With Coke; Sixties Coca Cola Commercials 1965-69 (…) 20..

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Swingers For Coke … / Swing The Jingle For Coca-Cola (Swingers For Coke 7″ Single ZTEP-123781) 1965


Various – Unusual Sounds (Anthology ARC-063) 2018

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Various – Dramatic Funk Themes, Vol 3; Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972-1983 (Show Up SHOWUP-06) 2011 / Vol. 4; Action, Tension & Drama Rhythms 1972-1982 (Show Up SHOWUP-09) 2015

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Various – Nuggets; Luke Vibert’s Selection (Lo Recordings LCD-23) 2001 / Luke Vibert’s Further Nuggets (Lo Recodings LCD-28) 2002



















All In The Family

The cornerstone of society … The family is another nice theme for album covers. It’s always there! You can always depend on them. There’s the family pride, the family bond, the family tradition, etc. Brothers and sisters had already their own pages (see Brothers and see Sisters).  Let’s reunite!


The Metro Strings – The Perfect Background Music For Your Home Movies (MGM PM-4) 196.

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The Boston Pops Orchestra, feat. Arthur Fiedler – The Family All Together (RCA LM-1879) 1954 / Loretta Phillips And The Jubilaires Quartet – Songs We Love (…) 195.


Joe Reisman’s Orchestra And Chorus – Walt Disney Songs For The Family (RCA Victor LPM-1119) 1955


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The Speer Family – … Album (RCA Victor LPM-1144) 1955

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The Peterson Family Choir – The Hymns We Love; The Nation’s Favorite Hymns (Egmont EGM-9203) 1956 / Wesley And Marilyn Tuttle – Songs For Family Devotions (Sacred LP-8021) 1957


Eddie Ballantine And His Band – Don McNeill Presents ‘March Around The Breakfast Table’ (Coral CRL-757291) 1959

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The Stonemans – All In The Family (MGM SE-4511) 1968

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O.S.T. – All In The Family (Atlantic SD-7210) 1971  / 2nd Album (Atlantic SD-7232) 1972


Family Planning; A Recorded Talk Between Nurse Drew And A Family Doctor (…) 195.


The Robert Spiro Singers With Orchestra – Beloved Jewish Songs (Decca DL-4048) 1961


Peter Barclay & His Orchestra – Music For Gracious Living: Do-It-Yourself (Columbia CL-698) 1955

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Country Church – same (LPS-9031) 197.

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The Faith Tones – “Jesus Use Me” (Angelus WR-4802) 1964


John & Vickijo Witty – Family Portrait (Word WSB-8846) 1980

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The Calvary Chords – Suppertime (… CC-57129) 196. / Your Story Hour (Demonstration Record No. 2) 196.


The Boston Pops, feat. Arthur Fiedler – Family Fun With Familiar Music (RCA Victor LSC-2549) 1961


Various Artists – Muziek Voor Het Hele Gezin (Philips …) 197.

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Aunt Bertha – … Presents Family Favorites (Diadem DLP-230) 195. / Tell Me A Story Aunt B… (Diadem DLP-157) 195.


The Baby Sitters – same (Vanguard Everyman Series SRV-73002) 1967

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The Baby Sitters – Folksongs For Babies, Small Children, Parents And Baby Sitters (Vanguard VRS-9042) 1959The Baby Sitters – … Family Album (Vanguard VRS-9173) 196.


Bob Booker & Earle Doud, feat. Vaughn Maeder and others – The First Family (Cadence CLP-3060) 1962

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Bette Stalnecker and others – God Bless Our Home (Philasonic ARLPS-2002) 196. / Various Artists – Together At Christmas (Reader’s Digest 5LP Box RDA-151-A) 1074


Dennis Day – … Sings Christmas For The Family (Design DLPX-1) 1958


Various Artists – A Family Christmas Album (Halo 1007) 1980


Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, feat. The Clinch Mountain Clan – Family Favorites (Hickory LPM-106) 1962


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Happy Families (Alphabetically):


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Gary & Glinda Cooper – The Cooper Family (Artist’s Records 740449) 196.  / The Dyck Family – Joy In Service By …; To The Glory Of God (… DF-78) 197.


Wade & Julia Mainer, with Leon Mainer – Family Album (Old Homestead OHS-70034) 1982

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The Edwards Family – Singing Edwards (…) 197. / The Farr Family – Miracle Of Love (Hymntone HPS-7842) 1973


Maddy Genets Et Son Ensemble – same (Le Kiosque D’Orphee 7″ EP KO/OCHE) 196.


The Happy Goodmans – It’s A Wonderful Feeling’ (Canaan …) 196.

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The Hubbs Family – … Sing The Gospel (Melody MSLP-40) 196. / The Johnson Family – … Sings ‘Shall We Gather At The River’ And Other Family Favorites (RCA Camden CAS-952) 1966


The Kaye Family – same (Cymru CYM-76002) 197.

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Tha Kaye Family – Family Album (Hirra HL-8536) 1972 / Live!! (Hirra HLS-207831) 1974


The Singing Kolenda Family – … Varieties (Sogm / Tri-State TSRC-728188) 197.

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The Singing Kolenda Family – Jesus On My Mind (…) 197. / … Sings Happiness (Tribute Recording Co. SKFS-6004) 197.


The Singing Kolenda Family – A Touch Of Brass And Strings (Sounds Of Gospel Ministries Recordings SKS-6008) 198.

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The Lewis Family – The First Family Of Gospel Song (Starday SLP-331) 1965 / Did You Ever Go Saling Down The River Of Memories (Starday SLP-433) 1969


The Lewis Family – All Day Singing & Dinner On The Ground (Starday SLP-419) 1968


The Chet Long Family – Songs By … (…) 196.


The Mahnke’s – Jesus Loves Me (Superior S-1092) 197.


The Meeks Family – New Jerusalem’s Where I’m Bound (Chapel CH-1) 197.

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The McPeake Family – Irish Folk! (Fontana SFL- 13068) 1964 / (Fontana MGF-27536) 1965


The McPeake Family – Se Do Bheata, A Baile (Evolution Z-1002) 1969


The Singing Meyers Family – He Was There All The Time With … (…) 197.


The Murphy Family – … Sings I’m Going There (Mission MF-5008) 197.

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The Nickel Family Singers – Love Is Why And Other Devotional Themes (… LP-263) 196. / The Qualkenbush Family – same (…) 197.


The Sigrist Family – Still Singing His Praise (ECP ECP-1913) 198.


The Singing Sigrist Family – We’ve Come Too Far To Turn Back (SIG-3-LP) 198.


The Speer Family – The Singing Speers; Twelve Great Songs By America’s First Family Of Gospel (Skylite SSLP-5979) 1960

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The Speer Family – Sacred Hour (RCA Camden CAL-728) 1963 / … On Concert Tour! (Heart Warming LPS-1854) 1965


The Speer Family – A Singing Heritage (Heart Warming LPS-1878) 1966


The Thomas Indian Family – Instrumetal Music Of … (Christian Faith TI-5071) 196.


The Tucker Family – … Favorites (The Quiet Hour QH-1002) 1978


The Whelchel Family – A Wonderful Time (Crusade LP-3..) 196.


The Wiebe Family Singers – Gospel Music By … (…) / The Winfdield Gospelaires – He Did It All For Me (Crusade LPS-597)


Rosmarie Edel Mit Trachtengruppe Willy Bestgen – Swiss Yodel (…) 197.


More Happy Families:



Family Four – P.S. Hemmakvall (RCA Victor 7″ EP EPS-214) 1966

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Russ Conway – Family Favourites (Columbia 33-SX-1169) 1959 / London; God Called Me To Sing (Festival LP-6076) 195.


The Dr. Arnold V. Pent Family – World’s Most Unusual Family (Word #2002) 196.


The Singing Pierot Family – Gospel Classics (…) 197. / … – Holiday Memories (K-Tel …) 197.


Adge Cutlers’s Family, with The Wurzels – … Album; Recorded Live At The Royal Oak, Nailsea, Zummerzet (Columbia SCX-6165) 1967


I’m Going Home … To Watch The Flowers Bloom (…) 196.

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Larry Foster And Massey Brill – The Other Family (Laurie LC-5000) 1962 / At Home With The Other Family (Roulette R-25203) 1963


The Shaggs – Philosophy Of The World (Third World Recordings TCLP-3001) 1969 (the world’s worst record?)


The Ott Trio – God Is God (Dove Records …) 196.


The 5 Stairsteps & Cubie – Our Family Portrait (Buddha BDS-5008) 1968

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John Hiatt – Bring The Family (Demon FIEND-100) 1987 / Steve Ashley, with others – … Family Album (Woodworm WR-002) 1982


The Bonner Family – same (…) 20..


Offset – Father Of 4 (Quality Control B-003003602) 2019


Led Zeppelin – Presence (Swan Song SSK-59402) 1976


Avenged Sevenfold – Welcome To The Family (Warner Bros. 9362496655) 2011


Famous Musical Families (Alphabetically):



The Gibb Family

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The Carter Family


The Carter Family – … On Border Radio, From Radio Station XET, Monterrey, N.I. Mexico 1939, Vol. 1 (Arhoolie 411) 1995

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The Original Carter Family – Can The Circle Be Unbroken; Country Music’s First Family (Columbia Legacy CK-65707) 2000 / The Carter Family – … Album (Liberty LRP-3230) 1962


The Carter Family, with Special Guest Johnny Cash – Keep On The Sunny Side (Columbia CS-8952) 1964


The Cash Family


Tom Brosseau, with Sean Watkins – In The Shadow Of The Hill; Songs From The Carter Family Catalogue, Volume One (Crossbill CBR-042) 2019


The Collins Kids – The Rockin’est (Bear Family BCD-16250-AH) 1997

With Lawrence ‘Larry’ and Lawrencine ‘Lorrie’ Collins


Various Artists – Town Hall Party And The Town Hall Band (Columbia CL-1072) 1958


John Coltrane – Blue Train (Blue Note 95326) 1957

Below: John’s wife Alice and their son Ravi (1965). They had two other sons: John Jr. (1964) and Oranyan or Oran (1967).

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Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse AS-9203) 1971 / Ravi Coltrane – In Flux (Savoy SVY-17444) 2005


The Cowboy Junkies, with The Timmins Family, with Michael, Peter and Margo Timmins


The Cowboy Junkies – The Best Of … (RCA 07863680522) 2001


The Free Design, with the Dedrick Family, with Chris, Sandy, Bruce and Stefanie Dedrick

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The Free Design – Kites Are Fun (Project 3 PR-5019-SD) 1967 / Stars, Time, Bubbles (Project 3 PR-5045-SD) 1970


The Free Design – Heaven / Earth (Project 3 PR-5037-SD) 1969

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The Free Design – You Could Be Born Again (Project 3 PR-5031-SD) 1968 / The Best Of The Free Design (Cherry Red CDMRED-194) 2001


The Jackson Family, with Michael, Indiana, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, Janet and La Toya


The Jackson 5 with their parents on the cover of Life Magazine, september 1971


The Jacksons Legacy; From The Family Archives / The 50th Anniversary Book (Thames & Hudson)


On the beach


The Jackson 5 – ABC (Motown MS-709) 1970

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The Kelly Family – same (Polydor 2371927) 1979 / 25 Years Later (Universal 060250823810) 2019


The Lennon Family, with John (his parents were Alfred Lennon – lost forever – and Julia Stanley, who died tragically after a car accident in 1958) and his second cousins Mark, Susan and Helen Parker, from Levin and aunt Mimi (Mary) Smith and her husband visiting from England, as photographed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964. But who is the woman sitting front right?


The Lennon Family Album; The Lost Liverpool Tapes (Icon …) 20..


John Lennon – Menlove Ave. (Capitol SJ-12533) 1986, and his sons:

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Julian Lennon – Valotte (Charisma JLLP-1) 1984 / Sean Lennon – Friendly Fire (Capitol CDP-724353556822) 2006


Maddox Bros. & Rose – Rockin’ Rollin’ (Bear Family BFX-15076) 1981,

with Fred, Cal, Cliff, Don and Rose, the fifth guy is probably Bud Duncan.

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Maddox Bros. & Rose – Family Folks (Bear Family BFX-15083) 1981 / Lester Maddox – God, Family & Country (Lefevre Sound MLSP-3485) 197.


Bob Marley And The Wailers – Legend; The Best Of … (Island BMW-1) 1984.

Bob married in 1966 with Rita Anderson and had three children together:  Cadella (1967), David ‘Ziggy’ (1968) and Stephen (1972). The other 8 of his 11 children were: Sharon (1964, adopted), Robert ‘Robbie’ (1972, son of Pat Williams), Rohan (1972, son of Janet Hunt), Karen (1973, daughter of Janet Bowen), Julian (1975, son of Lucy Pounder), Ky-Mani (1976, son of Anita Belnavis and Damian (1978, son of Cindy Breakspeare).


Rita Marley – Lioness Of Reggae; The Best Of … (Rita Marley Music TGW-041) 2019


Ziggy Marley – ZM (…) 20..


The Marley Family


The Ziggy Marley Family


The Marsalis Family – A Jazz Celebration (Marsalis Music MARCD-3302) 2002


The Marsalis Family (with Michelle Obama and friends) at the Oval Office, with father Ellis (1934), sons Branford (1960), Wynton (1961), Delfeayo (1965) and youngest brother Jason (1977) in 2009.


Wynton Marsalis – … Live At The House Of Tribes (Blue Mote 77132) 2005

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Ellis & Branford Marsalis – Loved Ones (Columbia CK-67369) 1996 / Delfeayo Marsalis – Minions Dominion (…) 19..


Branford Marsalis – Scenes In The City (Columbia FC-38951) 1984


The Osmonds – Osmondmania; The Osmond Family’s Greatest Hits (Polydor 4400656342) 2003

The six brothers: Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Mario and Donny, and one sister: Mary Osmond.


The Osbournes – The Osbourne Family Album (Epic 5083472) 2002

Ozzy with his wife Sharon and their children Jack and Kelly.


The Sinatra Family – … Wish You A Merry Christmas (Reprise FS-1026) 1969

Frank with his wife Tina and their two children: Frank Jr. and Nancy.


Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music (Epic BN-26371) 1968

The only members of the Family Stone were Sly and his brother Freddy.


The Trapp Family; the family who stood model for The Sound Of Music movie in 1965

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Part of the Trapp family

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Trapp Family Singers – Sacred Music Around The Church Year (Concert Hall Society Inc. CHS-1100) 195. / An Evening Of Folk Songs With The Trapp Family Singers (Decca DL-9793) 1956