By request I've re-upped lots more Zoogz Rift than you can stand, not necessarily in hi-fi.
Bernie Green only made a few albums as bandleader, but they are eccentric indeed. The fact that one of them was done in association with "Mad" magazine should tell you something. This release isn't really Space-Age Pop, swing, or exotica, nor are we exactly in Spike Jones novelty territory either. I don't know what to call it - big-band circus music, maybe? RIYL: orchestral Raymond Scott, or Carl Stalling.
The exciting percussion-fest "Railroad Train Samba" shares album space with the self-explanatory "Saxophobia," the ambitious (and quite insane) "Concerto For Calliope," and a cartoonish version of the Cuban standard "The Peanut Vendor." Perhaps fearing that this was indeed more than his listeners could stand, Green cools out with some low-key easy-listeners ("Summer," "Idyl") that aren't at all funny or eccentric, tho I do dig the noir mood of "Caesar's Soliloquy."
Big thanks to windy for this one!
Bernie Green Plays More Than You Can Stand In Hi-Fi (1957)
|Mister Peepers Theme
|Ragging The Scale
|Railroad Train Samba
|The Virtuous Orchestra Suite
|National Emblem March
|Concerto For Calliope
|The Peanut Vendor