Felix Slatkin

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I have compiled this information off the Internet and from my personal collection.

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1958: Best Classical Performance, Orchestra: Gaîté Parisienne, Felix Slatkin conducting Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

1958: Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music (Including Chamber Orchestra): Beethoven,
Quartet 130, Hollywood String Quartet

FELIX SLATKIN'S RECORDING SESSIONS WITH FRANK SINATRA (as violinist, conductor and/or arranger)
This page contains session dates, photos and transcripts of studio conversations.

Felix Slatkin Discography (prepared by Fred Zlotkin) - 
Includes RECORDING DATES for the Concert Arts and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra sessions!


MUSIC OF DELIUS (Tone Poems by Frederick Delius)
LP: (1952) Capitol P-8182
1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 2. Summer Night on the River  3. Intermezzo and Serenade from Hassan  4. Caprice and Elegy  5.  Prelude to Irmelin
Front of album   Back of album

LP Reissued on Music For Pleasure label (MFP 2065)   Front of MFP reissue

45 RPM Single: (1952) Capitol FAP-8201
1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 2. Summer Night on the River
Front of 45 picture sleeve               Back of 45 picture sleeve

CD: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring appears on EMI Classics CD 7243-5-67099-2-8
Front cover of CD   Back cover of CD

NEWS FLASH (9/25/09):
Felix Slatkin's Delius album has been digitally restored by Pristine Audio!  
Visit their site for information on how to purchase this download.

BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Tune
Capitol tape ZF-23
Front cover


Selected LP Releases:


Side A (40:24) Overture 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) Light Cavalry Overture (Suppe) William Tell Overture (Rossini) Poet and Peasant (Suppe) Side B (38:26) Symphonic Dances Waltz from Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) Galop from Comedians (Kabalevsky) Norwegian dance #2 (Grieg) Polka from Schwanda (Weinberger) Sailor's dance from Red Poppy (Gliere) Navarraise from Le Cid (Massenet) Pizzicato polka from Sylvia (Delibes) Sabre dance from Gayne suite #1 (Khachaturian) Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah (Saint-Saens)

UK Release of 1812 Overture: MFP 2148

Re-release of Sabre Dance: Seraphim S-60277

Side A (40:18) Starlight [8456] 1. Waltz from Der Rosenkavalier, R. Strauss 9:43 2. Espana Waltz, Waldteufel 5:39 3. Valse triste, Sibelius 5:01 4. Waltz from Eugen Onegin, Tchaikovsky 6:03 5. Skaters waltz, Waldteufel 7:09 6. Voices of spring, J. Strauss 6:43 Side B (38:57) Strauss [8421] 1. The Blue Danube, 6:54 2. You and you from Die Fledermaus, 6:28 3. Vienna life, 5:33 4. Emperor waltz, 6:49 5. Tales of the Vienna woods, 6:13 6. Artist's life, 7:00

Capitol   SP-8343  GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) - An American in Paris (Gershwin) (with Leonard Pennario, piano)
Front of LP

Capitol 8510  THE MAGIC BOW

          Kreisler                   - Caprice Viennois op 2
          Dinicu-Heifetz         - Hora Staccato
          Massenet                 - Meditation from "Thais"
          Sarasate              - Zigeunerweisen op 20 No 1
          Paganini - Kreisler  - Moto Perpetuo
          Brandl - Kreisler    - The Old Refrain
          Rimsky-Korsakov      - Flight of the Bumble Bee
          Saint-Saens          - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
          Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Conducted Felix Slatkin; Michael Rabin, violinist
          Capitol K60690 (recorded 1960); reissued on Seraphim S-60199

          The Paganini Moto Perpetuo on this disc was recorded in one take. The story goes that
          the engineer wanted to get sound levels. Rabin started the Paganini and immediately
          everyone realised it was something special and within a fraction of a second conductor
          orchestra and soloist were as one. It was decided to issue the take for its perfection
          and sheer driving pace.
Front of LP      Another view of LP jacket and record


This was a 2-LP set with a gatefold sleeve and color booklet, offering a sampling of the orchestra's recordings with various conductors and soloists.

Front of LP     Gatefold       Booklet pages

Track List

Side 1:
Tchaikovsky * 1812 Overture; Felix Slatkin concucting
Rimsky-Korsakov * Flight of the Bumblebee, Michael Rabin, Violinist; Felix Slatkin Conducting
Debussy * Reverie; Carmen Dragon Conducting

Side 2:
Addinsell * Warsaw Concerto, Leonard Pennario, Pianist; Carmen Dragon Conducting
Puccini * Musetta's Waltz, Alfred Newman Conducting
J. Strauss * The Blue Danube; Felix Slatkin Conducting
Prokofiev * March from "The Love for Three Oranges"; Alfred Newman Conducting
Brahms * Hungarian Dance No. 6,; Carmen Dragon Conducting

Side 3:  Planquette * Le Regiment De Sambre Et Meuse, Alfred Newman Conducting
Rozsa * Spellbound Concerto, Leonard Pennario Pianist; Miklos Rozsa Conducting
Khachaturian * Sabre Dance; Alfred Newman Conducting
Chopin * Polonaise Militaire;  Carmen Dragon Conducting
Benjamin * Jamaican Rhumba, Carmen Dragon Conducting

Side 4:  Bizet * Chorus from Carmen, Roger Wagner Chorale; Roger Wagner Conducting
R. Strauss * Rosenkavalier Waltzes; Felix Slatkin Conducting
Rimsky-Korsakov *  Dance of the Buffoons; Carmen Dragon Conducting
Tchaikovsky * Waltz of the Flowers; Felix Slatkin Conducting

Seraphim (2 LP set)  CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL   (Photo of cover)

(Works conducted by Felix Slatkin, Carmen Dragon and Alfred Newman)
Includes: Sabre Dance - 1812 Overture - Blue Danube - Warsaw Concerto (with L. Pennario) - Procession of Bacchus - El Pelicario -
Reverie - Grand Valse Brilliante

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CD Releases:

BOLERO (EMI 7-63738-2) Released 1990 --  Total Time 70:19
1. Bolero (Ravel) 2. Triana from "Iberia" (Albeniz)  3. Capriccio espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov) 4. Pavane pour une Infante defunte 5. Navarraise from "El Cid" (Massenet)  6. Espana (Waldteufel) 7-10. Latin American Symphonette (Gould)

GREAT AMERICAN GROFE (Angel 2435-66387-2) -  Recorded 1955-1956  - Released 1997 -  Total Time 70:18
Grand Canyon Suite (Grofe) - Missisippi Suite (Grofe) (also includes Death Valley Suite and Cloudburst, both conducted by the composer)

GREAT AMERICAN GERSHWIN (Angel CDM 66086) - Released 1997 - Total Time 78:00
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) - An American in Paris (Gershwin) (with Leonard Pennario, piano)
(includes other Gershwin works conducted by others)

GERSHWIN (UNESCO Classics DCL 707162) - Released 2001 - Total Time 64:24
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) - An American in Paris (Gershwin) (with Leonard Pennario, piano)
Porgy and Bess - A Symphonic Picture (Gershwin)
Three Preludes (Gershwin) (Performed by Leonard Pennario)

Peer Gynt (Grieg) / Caucasian Sketches (Ippolitov-Ivanov) / Petite Suite (Debussy) / On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (Delius) (EMI Classics 2435-67099-2)  Recorded 1952 and 1955 - Released 1999 - Total Time 74:15
Front cover of CD      Back cover of CD

GAITE PARISIENNE / SYMPHONIC DANCES (EMI Classics 2435-67248-2) - Recorded 1956 - Released 1999 - Total Time 76:52
1-20. Gaite Parisienne (Offenbach)  21. Waltz from Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky)  22. Galop from The Comedians (Kabalevsky)  23. Norwegian Dance No. 2 (Grieg)  24. Polka (Weinberger) 25. Pavane (Ravel)  26. Russian Sailor's Dance (Gliere)  27. Farandole (Bizet)  28. Navarraise from "Le Cid" (Massenet)  29. Pizzicato Polka (Khachaturian)  30. Sabre Dance (Khachaturian)  31. Bacchanal (Saint-Saens)

WALTZES (Seraphim 2435-69023-2) - Recorded 1958-1959 - Released 1995  - Total Time 76:48
Waltzes by Johann Strauss, Josef Strauss, Richard Strauss and Waldteufel (also includes waltzes conducted by Miklos Rosza)

TCHAIKOVSKY BALLET SUITES (Seraphim 2435-69036-2) Recorded 1957 - Released 1995 - Total Time 74:16
The Nutcracker  (also includes selections from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty conducted by Joseph Levine)

NOSTALGIQUE (Crystal Records CD 171) with Ann Mason Stockton, harpist
Suite from Childhood (Harl McDonald); Conte Fantastique after Poe's Masque of the Red Death (Andre Caplet); the other works on the album are non-orchestral.

Released 1995  - Includes the following performances conducted by Felix Slatkin:
William Tell Overture (Rossini)
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Waltzes: Emperor Waltz, Vienna Woods, Voices of Spring, Die Fledermaus, Blue Danube (Johann Strauss)
Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, Scherzo, Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Norwegian Dances (Grieg)
Sylvia: Pizzicato Polka (Delibes)
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance (Khachaturian)
L'Arlesienne: Farandole (Bizet)
Andante Cantabile (Tchaikovsky)
Air (Bach)
Russian Sailor's Dance (Gliere)
Bolero (Ravel)
Navarraise (Massenet)
Light Cavalry Overture (Suppe')
Zigueunerweisen (Sarasate)
Bacchanale (Saint-Saens)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Saint-Saens)
Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
Pavane pour une infante defunte (Ravel)
An American in Paris (Gershwin) (Pennario, piano)
1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky)
Espana (Waldteufel)
Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)

LP: (1958) Capitol 1056

Side A 1. The stars and stipes forever (Sousa) 2. Semper fidelis (Sousa) 3. The national emblem (E E Bagley)
4. El Capitan (Sousa) 5. Under the double eagle (Wagner) 6. American patrol
Side B 1 Medley of Reveille/US Field Artillery march/Anchors away/US Marines on parade/Air force song/Semper paratus/taps 2. The star-spangled banner

CD: (9/30/91) Capitol CDP 7-92090-2 (with CHARGE)  (MINUS The Thunderer)

CD: (6/2/98) Angel 7243-5-66827-2-6 (INCLUDES The Thunderer)

EP:  Capitol EAP-1-1056    The Stars and Stripes Forever - Semper Fidelis - The National Emblem - El Capitan

LP: Capitol Radio Promo
Last track on Side 2 is from THE MILITARY BAND: The Star-Spangled Banner conducted by Slatkin (1:41); Slatkin pictured on LP jacket
Front and back of promo LP

       Japanese LP release:    Front      Back     Record      EP (Red Vinyl)

This EP contained 5 tracks from THE MILITARY BAND: "The Star Spangled Banner", "The U.S. Field Artillery March", "Anchors Aweigh", "U.S. Marines On Parade", and "U.S. Air Force Song".

Front of EP jacket         Label - Side A        Label - Side B        Photo of record        Another copy of EP

LP: (1958) Capitol 1270
CD:(9/30/91) Capitol CDP 7-92090-2 (with THE MILITARY BAND)
1. Charge 2. Drummer boys 3. Bugler's dream 4. Fifes and drums 5. Bagpipes and drums 6. When Johnny comes marching home

The CHARGE! album is now available as an MP3 download from Amazon.co.uk! 
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NOTE:  This is a great album and one of my all-time favorites!  Listening to it will put you and your ears on full alert!  The thrilling arrangements are by Leo Arnaud.

In the early 60's, the producers of ABC Sports' Olympic coverage selected one section of "Bugler's Dream" as the theme music for their TV coverage.  It took hold with the public immediately, and has been known ever since as "The Olympic Fanfare."

Link to article with more background information on how "Bugler's Dream" from CHARGE! was selected as the Olympic Theme

NOTE:   The reel-to-reel tape release lists the performers as "Felix Slatkin conducting THE PERCUSSION BRIGADE", but the LP release lists the performers as "Felix Slatkin conducting THE LIGHT BRIGADE".

Front of tape box  Back of tape box   - Front of LP   Back of LP  -   CD reissue: Booklet cover  -   CD cover

CD Longbox:    Front     Back

Billboard review of CHARGE! (October 5, 1959)

EP release: Capitol Records PRO 1187 (Canada pressing)  "A Rootin'-tootin' selection from the album Charge!"
    * A Side:  When Johnny Comes Marching Home    * B Side:  When Johnny Comes Marching Home

"WILD STEREO DRUMS" LP (Capitol ST-1553) included "Drummer Boys" from the CHARGE! album.
Photo of LP jacket and record
Tracks and artists are:
tri-fi drums/stan levy, alvin stoller irv cottler with billy may orch;
bangkok beat/pepe dominguin;
blue rhumba/pepe dominguin;
drummer boys/felix slatkin & the drum brigade;
ting ting ting/les baxter;
uncle tom tom/dick harrell;
bongo bash/pepe dominguin;
drivin around the clock/dick harrell

{short description of image}"USA" This 1986 Angel Records release was a reissue of tracks from CHARGE and The Military Band.

Angel LP S-36936
Olympic fanfare (from Bugler's dream) / L. Arnaud -- American patrol / F. W. Meacham -- Semper fidelis / Sousa -- Under the double eagle / J. F. Wagner -- Bagpipes and drums medley / arr. L. Arnaud -- National emblem / E. E. Bagley -- The stars and stripes forever / Sousa -- When Johnny comes marching home / arr. L. Arnaud -- Fifes and drums medley / arr. L. Arnaud -- El Capitan / Sousa -- Washington post / Sousa -- The star-spangled banner / J. S. Smith ; F. S. Key.

Angel SS-45016 (ANGEL 45 SONIC SERIES)
Olympic Fanfare - Stars and Stripes Forever - American Patrol - Semper Fidelis - National Emblem - Under the Double Eagle - Washington Post - El Capitan - When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Cover of 45 RPM Angel Sonic version of the album
Web page discussing 45 RPM 12" classical releases
Front cover of German release of "USA"

EMI CD 7-47422-2

Track listing:
1. American Patrol
2. Bagpipes And Drums
3. El Capitan
4. Fifes And Drums
5. National Emblem
6. Olympic Fanfare And Theme
7. Semper Fidelis
8. Star Spangled Banner
9. Stars And Stripes Forever
10. Under The Double Eagle
11. Washington Post
12. When Johnny Comes Marching Home


LRP-3150/LST-7150 - Fantastic Percussion - Felix Slatkin [1/60]
I Get A Kick Out Of You / A String Of Pearls / The Happy Hobo/ I Love Paris / Autumn In New Yor k/ Blues In The Night / April In Paris / On A Slow Boat To China / Opus # 1 / Blue Tango / Caravan / Night Train
Front of album                Front cover of UK release (London 6081)

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LRP-3157/LST-7157 - Fantastic Brass Marches the Blues - Felix Slatkin [1960]

Am I Blue / Marching the Blues / Basin Street Blues / Walbash Blues / St. Louis Blues / Sugar Blues / Memphis Blues / Blue Prelude / Blue Lou / Tin Roof Blues / Bye Bye Blues
Front of album     Back of album

LRP-3287/LST-7287 - Our Winter Love - Felix Slatkin [1963] (4-63, #20)
The Days Of Wine And Roses / Mediation / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia / Gina / Fly Me To The Moon / Love Letters / Stranger On The Shore / What Kind Of Fool Am I / The Twelfth Of Never / Lollipops And Roses
Front of album            Larger photo of cover

Billboard notice about release of "Our Winter Love" (Feb. 23, 1963)

Comments on OUR WINTER LOVE by Tommy Tedesco (from "Confessions of a Guitar Player"):

"Years ago I got a call to do an album with Felix Slatkin, a Los Angeles-based violin virtuoso.  The date was scheduled for a Saturday.  On Friday afternoon he suffered a sudden heart attack and passed away.  We received notice on Friday that the date was coming off as scheduled.  We all met in the studio the following morning and had a big meeting with Sy Waronker, President of Liberty Records.  He and Eleanor Slatkin, Felix's widow, convinced everyone that Felix would have loved to have everything go on as scheduled.  The name of the album was OUR WINTER LOVE.  When the fifty to sixty piece orchestra started playing, emotions struck heavily with tears flowing throughout all sections of the orchestra.  That was a moment I will treasure forever.   To relive that moment, all I have to do is play the beautiful album, OUR WINTER LOVE."

Blog page with download link

LRP-3376/LST-7376 - Fantastic Strings - Felix Slatkin [1964]
The Days Of Wine And Roses / The Hawaiian Wedding Song / Theme From A Summer Place / Exodus / Never On Sunday / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing / Around The World / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Unchained Melody / On The Street Where You Live / Autumn In New York / April In Paris
Front of album


NOTE:  Five tracks by Felix Slatkin appear on the "Liberty Premier Series Spectacular" sampler album (Liberty S-6604).
Front of sampler album        2nd copy of album

LMM-13001/LSS-14001 - Paradise Found - Felix Slatkin [1960]
Sweet Leiliani / Little Brown Gal / Paradise Found / Hiilawe / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Aloha Oe / Moon Of Manakoora / My Little Grass Shack / My Isle Of Golden Dreams / Beyond The Reef / The Hukilau Song / To You Sweetheart Aloha
Front of album      Back of album
Reel tape release:     Front       Back

UK release of Paradise Found: Sunset SLS50216

UK release of Paradise Found: LONDON HA-G2346

NOTE: Paradise Found was released in Japan as part of a 2-LP set entitled "GOLDEN HAWAIIAN MOOD".
The second record was some Hawaiian music by "The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett".
Front of Japanese 2-LP set


LMM-13004/LSS-14004 - Magnificent XII - Felix Slatkin [1961]    NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!
Unchained Melody / The Magnificent VII / My Own True Love (Tara's Theme) / Last Date / Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) / Theme From The Sundowners / Laura / Never On Sunday / Exodus / Night Theme / Smile / It's Not Forever
Front of album
UK release of Magnificent XII: London SAH-G 6168
Brazilian LP release
Billboard Magazine ad featuring Magnificent XII and the 45 release of "My Own True Love"

LMM-13008/LSS-14008 - Street Scene - Felix Slatkin [1961]
Street Scene / Boulevard Of Broken Dreams / Easy Street / On The Street Where You Live / Pigalle / Streets Of Laredo / Standing On The Corner / Lonely Street / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / The Lonesome Road
Front of album        Back of album


LMM-13011/LSS-14011 - Many Splendored Themes - Felix Slatkin [1961]   NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!
Bonanza / Golden Earrings / Spellbound / Terry's Theme from Limelight / Theme From A Summer Place / Peter Gunn / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in the Fountain / Mr. Lucky / Gigi / Green Leaves of Summer / Around the World
Front of album        Back of album

8 songs from "Many Splendored Themes" were included on "American Airlines AstroStereo #42", a 3-hour tape used for in-flight listening on American Airlines in 1967.   The collection included Felix Slatkin's fellow Liberty Records artists Tommy Garrett, Nelson Riddle, Martin Denny, Julie London, Sunset Strings and others.
Back of tape box showing track listing

LMM-13013/LSS-14013 - Seasons Greetings - Felix Slatkin [1961]
White Christmas / God Rest You Merry Gentlemen / Adeste Fideles / Silent Night / The First Noel / Hark, The Herald Angels Sing /
 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear / O Holy Night / Deck the Halls / I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day / Away in a Manger / 
Joy to the World
Front of album      Back of album      Alternate cover (Street Lamp)     Back of alternate cover  
Alternate cover (Christmas Tree)    2nd copy of Christmas Tree cover      3rd copy of Christmas Tree cover
Cassette: L4M-1070    Front     Back      1987 Cassette release (Capitol 9497)

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NOTE: The following information on "SEASONS GREETINGS" was provided by Doug Peck at www.EasyListeningHQ.com
The graphics on the album cover show the song "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day".  I have a copy of an abridged reissue of that album which references the original and has the same song listed on both the cover and the label.  However, the actual song on the album is "O Come Little Children" or "Ihr Kinderlein Kommet".

I'm curious as to whether the original issue of the album has the correct song or the mistake.  If it has the mistake, it would be fascinating to know the history of how it was made.  If the original is correct, then we know that more than twelve songs were recorded and only a partial release issued, making the album with the error a neat collector's item.  Incidentally, if you wanted to add the information to your site, the reissue that I have is from 1980, titled "Seasons Greetings, The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin (not the "Holiday" Strings as on the Sunset reissue), contains ten cuts and carries the catalog number of LM-1070. (It eliminates "O Holy Night" and "Away in a Manger" which were listed on the original).  The reissue is stereo even though it has the "LM" number which could be interpreted as "mono" for the "M".

LMM-13019/LSS-14019 - Inspired Themes from the Inspired Films - Felix Slatkin [1962]
A Man Called Peter / David And Bathsheba / The Song Of Bernadette / Ben-Hur / King Of Kings / El Cid / The Robe / The Prodigal / Francis Of Assisi / Samson And Delilah / Ten Commandments / Quo Vadis
Front of album     Back of album


5 songs from "Inspired Themes" were included on "American Airlines AstroStereo #13", a 3-hour tape used for in-flight listening on American Airlines in 1964.   The collection included Felix Slatkin's fellow Liberty Records artists Tommy Garrett, the Johnny Mann Singers, the Chipmunks, Julie London and others.
Back of tape box showing track listing
Front of tape box

LMM-13021/LSS-14021 - Fantastic Strings Play Fantastic Themes - Felix Slatkin [1962]
Carmen's Hoedown / Twist The Can-Can / Hi-Fi Hero / Winter's Sadness / Merry Cobbler / For Elise / Brass Pizzicato / Pensive Prelude / Wistful Haven / Three Plus Two / Havana Mist / Run Strings Run
Front of album        

Billboard review of Fantastic Themes album (August 25, 1962)

Armed Forces Radio disc issue of selections from FANTASTIC STRINGS PLAY FANTASTIC THEMES

 Sunset 8-track tape "Famous Classics"

VIDEO: "Carmen's Hoedown" conducted in 2015 by Leonard Slatkin with the Orchestre National de Lyon (Felix Slatkin's arrangement reconstructed by Cindy McTee)

LMM-13024/LSS-14024 - Hoedown!- Felix Slatkin [1962]
Collector's Choice Music released "HOEDOWN" on CD in 2004.    Check for new and used copies on Amazon.com.
NOTE: The 2004 CD release included 24 tracks: all 12 original LP tracks, plus "demo" recordings of each track with fiddle and guitar only.

Chicken Reel / Fisher's Horn Pipe / Listen To The Mocking Bird / Orange Blossom Special / Arkansas Traveler / Fire On The Mountain / Golden Slippers / Maiden's Prayer / Back Up And Push / Turkey In The Straw / Devil's Dream / Faded Love
Front of album      Back of album      "CLASSIC COUNTRY" (Reissue of HOEDOWN! on United Artists Records)

(issued in the UK by EMI as Liberty SLBY 1121)

"Fiddle Classics" (Vintage Masters CD)

2 songs from "Hoedown!" were included on "American Airlines AstroStereo #13", a 3-hour tape used for in-flight listening on American Airlines in 1964.   The collection included Felix Slatkin's fellow Liberty Records artists Tommy Garrett, the Johnny Mann Singers, the Chipmunks, Julie London and others.
Back of tape box showing track listing
Front of tape box

LMM-13027/LSS-14027 - The Ballad of New Orleans - Felix Slatkin [1962]
Battle Hymn Of The Republic / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Jada / Basin Street Blues / Tiger Rag / When The Saints Go Marching In / Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen / Fidgety Feet / Crawfish / St. James Infirmary / Prelude
Front of album


SUM-1106/SUS-5106 - Love Strings - Felix Slatkin [1966]

SUM-1141/SUS-5141 - Seasons Greetings - Felix Slatkin & the Holiday Strings [1966]

SUM-1170/SUS-5170 - Tender Strings - Felix Slatkin [1967]   Front of album

SUS-5201 - Themes of Great Composers- The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin
                 Front of album          Back of album


                          (UA LB-1140)   Closeup of label

IT'S NOT FOREVER / MY OWN TRUE LOVE (Tara's Theme)  (Liberty F-55299)  Closeup of label

THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY / STREET SCENE (Liberty F-55329)  Closeup of label          Label - Street Scene   


THE HAPPY HOBO / TURKISH BATH  (Liberty F-55333)   Record & Sleeve     Closeup of label

KING OF KINGS / MANDOLINO   (Liberty F-55372)  Record & Sleeve        #38 on KNUZ (Houston) Top 40 for 11/25/1960



LAWRENCE OF ARABIA / IT'S NOT FOREVER (RCA FC 55006 - BRAZIL)       Front Cover         Picture Sleeve & Record        2nd copy of this picture sleeve

(Liberty EP 2087 - FRANCE)     Picture Sleeve         2nd copy of picture sleeve         Back Cover        2nd copy of back        3rd copy of front        

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 / EXODUS (London HL 1357 - ITALY)   Picture Sleeve





"Sound Spectacular"     View 1     View 2
April in Paris - Theme From A Summer Place - Carmen's Hoedown - On The Street Where You Live - Havana Mist - The Merry Cobbler - Street of Dreams - Golden Earrings - Wistful Haven - Autumn in New York - Laura - Mr. Lucky

Some digital television services offer the "Music Choice" music channels.   
Their "Easy Listening" channel has been playing several Felix Slatkin recordings.   Here is a list of the ones I have heard so far:

"The Twelfth of Never" (from the LP "Our Winter Love")
"Lollipops and Roses" (from the LP "Our Winter Love")
"Lonesome Road" (from the LP "Street Scene")

While these songs are playing, the screen shows the song title and artist, plus an album name: "SPOTLIGHT ON FELIX SLATKIN".
I am not sure if this is the title of an actual CD or not; I have sent an inquiry to Music Choice requesting more information.
If anyone has any information on this album, what tracks it contains, and how to order a copy, please e-mail me.


RICHARD MARINO and His Orchestra: THE MAGIC BEAT! (LP) Liberty LMM-13003
       Produced by FELIX SLATKIN
       Fever - High Noon - Ziganette - Lover - Rots-O-Ruck - Colonel Bogey
        The Trolley Song - Bagdad Express - Lisbon Antigua - Seventy-Six Trombones - Hot Sombrero - Poor People of Paris
        (According to Fred Zlotkin, Felix Slatkin contributed significantly to the music on this album)
        Front of album       Back of album        Foldout of album

       FELIX SLATKIN conducting the Warner Brothers Orchestra

      West Side Story - Goodbye Again - Fanny - Picnic - Tender Is The Night - Gone With The Wind -
        Exodus - The Second Time Around - Parrish - One, Two, Three
       Front of album         Liner Notes            "Lounge Legends" web page (with MP3 download link)

SALLI TERRI: Songs of Enchantment  (LP) Capitol P8482 / SP8482 (1959)  Front of album
       Salli Terri (vocal); Laurindo Almeida (guitar)

       Songs my Mother Taught me  (Dvorak)  (with the Hollywood String Quartet)
       All through the Night  (Felix Slatkin, violin)

    From the LP "This Here Andy Griffith" (July 1959)
       "To the Lovely Juanita Beasley" (String background by Felix Slatkin and the Hollywood String Quartet)

    Felix Slatkin plays violin on Spike Jones' hit recording of "The William Tell Overture" -- recorded 10/7/47 and first released 4/48 by RCA Victor (78) as D7-VB-1368.  (Thanks to Jordan R. Young, author of SPIKE JONES OFF THE RECORD)

 According to the "ALL MUSIC GUIDE" website (allmusic.com), FELIX SLATKIN contributed to music on the following albums.  It is obvious that Felix Slatkin was much in demand as a session player, arranger and producer.
No Artist/Album Contribution
1 Ethel Azama:Cool Heat (1960)  Producer 
2 Chet Baker:Deep in a Dream: The Ultimate Chet (2002) Strings
3 Pat Boone:Fifties: Complete (1997)  Violin
4 Les Brown:Bandland/Revolution in Sound (2001) Violin
5 June Christy:Cool Christy (2002)  Violin 
6 Rosemary Clooney:Memories of You (1998)  Violin
7 Rosemary Clooney:Many a Wonderful Moment (2000) Violin
8 Nat King Cole:Billy May Sessions (1951)  Violin 
9 Jack Costanzo:Naked City & Other Themes Producer
10 Bing Crosby:Bing! His Legendary Years Violin
11 Doris Day:It's Magic (1994)  Violin
12 Doris Day:Que Sera, Sera [Bear Family] (1996) Violin
13 Doris Day:It's Magic (2002)  Violin 
14 The Easy Riders:Marianne (1995)  Violin
15 Billy Eckstine:Everything I Have Is Yours (1947) Violin
16 Ella Fitzgerald:Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books Violin
17 Ella Fitzgerald:Best of the Songbooks: Love Songs (1956) Violin
18 Ella Fitzgerald:Best of the Songbooks Violin
19 Ella Fitzgerald:Get Happy (1957)  Violin 
20 Ella Fitzgerald:Best of the Songbooks: The Ballads (1994) Violin 
21 Dizzy Gillespie:Dizzy Gillespie Story (1946)  Violin
22 Dizzy Gillespie & His...:1949-1950 (2001)  Violin 
23 Dizzy Gillespie:Odyssey: 1945-1952 (2002)  Violin
24 Dizzy Gillespie:Timeless Dizzy Gillespie (2002)  Violin
25 Dizzy Gillespie:Best of Odyssey 1945-1952 (2002) Violin
26 Benny Goodman:16 Most Requested Songs (1993) Violin 
27 Harry James:Bandstand Memories: 1938 to 1948 Violin 
28 Harry James & His Great...:Best of the Big Bands (1995) Violin 
29 Gordon Jenkins:Soul of a People (1991)  Violin 
30 Quincy Jones:Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy (2001) Violin 
31 Stan Kenton:Retrospective (1943)  Violin
32 Frankie Laine:On the Trail (1990)  Violin
33 Frankie Laine:On the Trail Again (1992)  Violin 
34 Frankie Laine:That Lucky Old Sun [Box Set] (2000) Violin 
35 Frankie Laine:I Believe [Bear Family] (2001)  Violin 
36 Peggy Lee:Peggy Lee Story (2002)  Violin 
37 Julie London:Time for Love: The Best of Julie (1991) Producer 
38 Henry Mancini:Mancini Touch (1996)  Violin 
39 Dean Martin:Return to Me (1998)  Violin 
40 Ella Mae Morse:Barrelhouse, Boogie & Blues (1997) Violin
41 Louis Prima:Capitol Recordings (1956)  Violin 
42 Nelson Riddle:Best of the Capitol Years (1993) Strings 
43 Tex Ritter:High Noon [Box Set] (2000)  Violin
44 Frank Sinatra:Columbia Years (1943-1952) Violin 
45 Frank Sinatra:Complete Capitol Singles Violin, Arranger, Conductor
46 Frank Sinatra:Reprise Collection (1961)  Conductor 
47 Frank Sinatra:Essence of Frank Sinatra (1994)  Violin 
48 Frank Sinatra:Sings the Select Sammy Cahn (1996) Conductor 
49 Frank Sinatra:Capitol Years (1998)  Violin, Conductor, Arranger
50 Frank Sinatra:Sinatra in Hollywood 1940-1964 (2002) Arranger, Conductor
51 Jo Stafford:Happy Holidays: I Love the Winter (1999) Violin 
52 Mel Tormé:Mel Tormé Collection (1944)  Violin
53 Mel Tormé:Again (2001)  Violin
54 Sarah Vaughan:Sings Broadway: Great Songs (1995) Violin
55 Billy Vaughn & His...:Sail Along Silv'ry Moon (1997) Violin
56 Nancy Wilson:Yesterday's Love Songs (1963) Strings, Violin
57 Various Artists:My Rifle, My Pony and Me (1994) Violin 
58 Various Artists:Fine Romance: Jerome Kern Songbook (1994) Violin
59 Various Artists:Gershwin Songbook: 'S Marvelous (1994) Violin
60 Various Artists:Complete Gershwin Songbooks (1995) Violin
61 Various Artists:Cocktail Mix, Vol. 1 (1996) Violin, Conductor, Producer
62 Various Artists:Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks (1997) Violin
63 Various Artists:Gershwin Jazz Round Midnight (1998) Violin
64 Various Artists:Capitol Records 1942-2002 (2002) Violin
65 Various Artists:Victoria Presents a Summer Concert Conductor
66 Various Artists:Fabulous Favorites of Our Time  


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