Continental Style

In the 1950’s and 1960’s air travel exploded and the whole world was within reach of the wealthier part of the planet. It was not for everybody, but people who could spend their money or could get a profit travelled to other continents for adventure, just holiday or business reasons. You could reach almost all the places of your dreams and that spirit coming through on the record sleeves from the mid 1950’s. Here are some examples.

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Anita Bryant – In My Little Corner Of The World (Carlton LP-12/132) 1961

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Tony Osborne, His Piano And Orchestra – Where In The World? (Pye Nixa NSPL- 83000) 1957

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Marion Evans And Her Orchestra – Wish You Were Here (Mercury MG-20324) 195.

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Nat Kink Cole – A Mis Amigos (Capitol W-1220) 1959

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Dorothy Collins – A New Way To Travel (Top Rank RM-340) 1960

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Pedro Vargas – El Tenor Continental, Vol. III (RCA Victor MKL-1235) 196. / Marjorie Meinert – Vive La Difference (RCA Victor LSP-2124) 1960

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Bill Haley & His Comets – Rockin’ Around The World (Decca DL-8692) 1956

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Les Baxter & His Orchestra – ‘Round The World With … (Capitol T-780) 1957

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Les Paul & Mary Ford – Sitting On Top Of The World (Capitol 7″ EP EAP-1540) 1953

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The Kingston Trio – Goin’ Places (Capitol T-1564) 1961

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Trio Los Panchos – The New … (Columbia Adventures In Sound WL-169) 1958

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Norman Luboff Choir – Songs Of The World (Columbia Special Service 2LP 91-B-02035) 1958

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Enoch Light & His Orchestra – Far Away Places (Command RS-82250) 1961

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William Holden – … Presents A A Musical Touch Of Far Away Places (Warner Bros. 1308) 1959

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Various – Adventures In Stereo (RCA Victor 10LP Box PRS-127) 1959 / Jan August – Styles Great International Hits (Mercury MG-20667) 1962

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Guy Lombardo – Far Away Places (Decca DL-74149) 195.

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Richard Hayman And His Orchestra – Come With Me To Faraway Places! (Mercury Wing MG-20129) 1956

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Walter Scharf – My Favorite Places (Jubilee JGS-1050) 1958

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The (Flying) Platters – Around The World (Mercury MG-20366) 1958

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Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere (RCA Vitor LPM-2675) 1963

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Danny Kaye – Six Stories From Faraway Places (London HA-2403) 1960 / Lloyd Green – Faraway Places (MGM E-83604) 195.

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The Living Strings – Music From Faraway Places (RCA Camden CCS-0001) 1967

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Monty Kelly And His Orchestra – … Takes Me To Far Away Places (Essex 10″ LP ESLP-108) 1958 / The Ray Charles Chorus – … Takes Me To Far Away Places (Essex 10″ LP ESLP-110) 1955

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Jay White – Far-Away Places, Volume 1 (London 7″ EP REF-1045) 1956

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Jay White – … Takes Me To Far Away Places (Essex 10″ LP ESLP-109) 1955 / Billy Butterfield – … Takes Me To Far Away Places (Essex 10″ LP ESLP-111) 1958

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Bing Crosby – Around The World With Bing! (Decca DL-8687) 1958

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Tommy Steele – Rock Around The World (London LL-1710) 1957

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Pedro Vargas – Tenor Continental (RCA Victor MKL-3007) 195. / O.S.T. /  Riz Ortolani – Women Of The World (Decca DL-79112) 1963

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Quincy Jones And His Orchestra – Around The World (Mercury PPS-6014) 1961

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Frankie Carle, His Piano And Orchestra – Around The World (RCA Victor LPM-1499) 1957

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Eleanor Roosevelt, with The Little Orchestra Society – Hello, World! / The Greatest Sound Around (RCA Victor LM-2332) 1959

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Victor Lundberg – An Open Letter (Liberty LST-7547) 1967

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Kurt Maier – Around The World With … (Rondo-Lette A-33) 1959 / Steve Allen And His Orchestra – Around The World (Dot DLP-3150) 1959

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Victor Young – Around The World’s In 80 Days (Tops L-1591) 1957 (this is the Trunk Records reissue)

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Victor Young – Volta Ao Mundo Em 80 Dias (Decca …) 1957 / Winifred Atwell – Around The World In 80 Tunes (Decca LK-4285) 1958

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Victor Young – Michael Todd’s Around The World In 80 Days In Words And Music; Now … For The First Time All New With Lyrics (Everest LPBR-4001) 1957

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Percy Faith – … Plays Continental Music (Columbia 10″ LP CL-525) 1953

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Other 7″ EP’s in this series

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Frans Poptie And His Swing Specials – No. 1: Fiddling Around The World (Fontana 7″ EP 463133-TE) 1959

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Mantovani And His Orchestra – Continental Encores (London PS-147) 1959

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Marcel Guillemin & His Orchestra – Dreams Of A Continental Affaire (Urania UR-9004) 195.

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Ferrante & Teacher – Continental Holiday (Columbia 10″ LP CL-6291) 1954

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Mantovani & His Orchestra – Continental Encores (Decca SKL-4044) 1959

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Carmen Dragon – … Conducts A World Of Music (Capitol PAO-8412) 1959

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Percy Faith & His Orchestra – .. Plays Continental Music (Columbia CL-525) 1953

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Les Cinq Modernes – Continental Jazz (Somerset P-11000) 1960

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The Ray Charles Singers – Young Lovers In Far Away Places (Somerset SF-21500) 1964 / Guy Lupar – The Esquire Album Of Music For The Continental Host (RCA Victor LPM-3254) 1955

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Rene Duval, with Fontanna And His Orchestra – Cafe Continental (Masterseal ST-9018) 1958

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Jacques Darieux And His Orchestra – Continental Gems / Cocktails For Two (Palace PST-623) 195.

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Hugo Winterhalter- Wish You Were Here (RCA Victor LPM-1904) 1959

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Hugo Winterhalter –  … Goes Continental LSP-2482) 1962 / … In Europe (RCA Victor LSP-2482) 1962

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Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra – Cafe Continental (Columbia CL-863) 1956

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Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus – …’s Continental  / ES Continental (Columbia CS-8576) 1962

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The Three Suns – High Fi And Wide (RCA Victor LS-5003) 1956

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Jonah Jones Quartet – Swingin’ ‘Round The World With The … (Capitol T-1237) 1959

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Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra – … Plays Continental Hits (Mercury PPS-6021 / Mercury Wing WC-16345) 1962 / 1967

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Gina Lamour – The Continental Dance; Dangerour Rhythms! (…) 19..

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Archie Silansky And His Quintette – Club International (Gallotone GALP-1005) 196.

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Archie Silansky And His Quintette – Club International, Vol. 2 (Gallotone GALP-1053) 196.

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Round-The -World German Language Course (Converse Phone Institute 10″ LP C-353) 1957 / Spanish Language Course (5 X 10″ LP C-390)

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Bing Crosby – Holiday In Europe (Decca DL-4281) 1962

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Disneyland Boys Choir – Walt Disney Presents It’s A Small World (Disneyland 1289) 1965

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Paul Anka – My Heart Sings (ABC Paramount ABC-296) 1959

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Tears For Fears – Rule The World; The Greatest Hits (Virgin 2LP V-3197) 2017

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Paul Haig – same (Les Disques Du Crepuscule Mini-LP TWI-240) 1984

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Percy Faith & His Orchestra – Bon Voyage!; Continental Souvenirs (Columbia CL- 1417 / 8214) 1960

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Dwight & Wayne; The Good Twins – Have Gospel – Must Travel (Sacred LP-3003) 195.

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Arne Domnerus & His Orchestra – Around The World In Jazz – Sweden (RCA Victor 10″ LP LPT-3032) 195. / Ralph Sharon Sextet – Jazz Around The World (Rama RLP- 1001) 195.

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Ann Margaret – Bachelor’s Paradise (RCA Victor LSP-2659) 1963

 

Tropical Destinations:

 

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Tony Martin – Go South Young Man (RCA Victor LSP-1778) 1958

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Various Artists – Tropical Britxotica (Trunk JBH-062-LP) 2016 / Frankie Carle – The Tropical Style (RCA Victor LSP-3609) 1966

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The Dynamic Super Stars – Christmas In The Tropics (Dynamic DY-3341) 1973

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Michael Magne & His Orchestra – Tropical Fantasy (Columbia CS-8493 / Bel Air 7087) 1962

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Paradise Island Trio – Paradise Island (Decca DL-74078) 196.

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Al Caiola And His Islanders – Paradise Village (United Artists UAL-1035) 1963

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Luis Bordon – Tropical (Metronome MLP-1519) 196.

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Pedro Garcia And His Del Prado Orchestra – Tropical Cruise (Audio Fidelity AFLP-1841) 1957

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Pedro Garcia And His Del Prado Orchestra – A Tropical Affair (Audio Fidelity AFLP-1842) 1957

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Stanley Black & His Orchestra – Tropical Moonlight (Decca / London LK-4176) 1957

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Alvino Rey And His Orchestra – Tropical Isle (Capitol 10″ LP …) 195.

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Various Artists – Poco Loco In The Coco (University Of Vice UOVR-008) 2012

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Various Artists – Poco Loco In The Coco, Vol. 2 / 3 (University Of Vice UOVR-009 / 012) 2013 / 2014

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Various Artists – Poco Loco In The Coco, Vol. 4 (University Of Vice UOVR-016) 2017

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Various Artists – Tumba Rumba; The Most Torrid Tropical Latin Record Ever!!!, Vol. 1 / Vol. 2; Most Torrid Latin Rhythms Around Planet Earth (University Of Vice UOVR-013 / 017) 2015 / 2017

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Various Artists – Tumba Rumba; Cuban Rumba, Son And Conga – 78 Records From 1931-1947, Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 (University Of Vice UOVR-018) 2017

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The Gene Rains Group – Rains In The Tropics; Songs And Sounds Of Far Away Places (Decca DL-74348) 1962

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Tropical Islanders – Do It Your Way (WIRL W-013) 1970

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Gregorio Barrios – Vereda Tropical (Odeon MOFB-301) 196. / Luiz Bittencourt E Sua Orquestra De Violoes – Verdade Tropical (Musidisc …) 196.

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Monty Kelly – Tropicana (Essex ESLP-203) 1958

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Ferrante & Teicher – Pianos In Paradise (United Artists UAL-3230) 1962

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Beboluz – America Tropical (…) 196/

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Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra – Tropical Bouquets (Columbia 10″ LP CL-6086) 1949 / Various Artists – Tropical Rock (Philips …) 195.

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Acerina Y Su Danzonera – Embrujo Tropical (Columbia Harmony HL-9012) 1962

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Oasis – Il Guardiano Del Faro (Cetra LPX-66) 1978

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Telex – Twist A Saint Tropez (LD Records 12″ Single LD-8940) 1978

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Tropical Zombie – See It All (…) 2014 / Bas Asap Feng – Boca Raton (…) 20..

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La Femme – Psycho Tropical Berlin (Born Bad BB-051) 2013

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Monster Rally – Adventure (Gold Robot GRR-061) 2019

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Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo – Loe Loa; Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree (Olindo ORLP-003) 2019 / O.S.T. / Frank Perkins – Palm Springs Weekend (…) 1963

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O.S.T. / Frank Perkins & Others – Palm Springs Weekend (Warner Bros. SB-1054) 1963

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Thank You Scientist – Terraformer (Evil Ink EI-304) 2019

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Keane – Higher Than The Sun (Island KEANECD-10) 2013 / Dillon Francis – Anywhere (Columbia …) 2015

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Malavita! – Flamingo Lingo (…) 20..

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Oran Etkin Timbalooloo – Finding Friends Far From Home; A Journey With Clara Net (…) 2019

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