- Reissue Producer: Jeff James
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Columbia CL-1123/CS 8002 (1958)
- Original Album #2: Columbia CL1567/CS 8367 (1961)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Along with his brother Larry, trumpeter Les Elgart led one of the more popular swing bands of the 1950s. These two albums were originally released by Columbia in late 50's and early 60's, and feature them at their very best.
- 1.Willie Boy
- 2.When The Sun Comes Out
- 3.Vagabond Shoes
- 4.I've Got A Crush On You
- 5.But Not For Me
- 6.The Coffee Song
- 8.Lazy Afternoon
- 9.Could Write A Book
- 10.Technicolor Dream
- 11.Alone Together
- 12.Light Flight
- 13.Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
- 14.The Ja-Da Cha-Cha
- 15.When The Saints Come Marchin In
- 16.Beat Junction
- 18.Love For Sale
- 19.When You Were Sweet Sixteen
- 20.Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- 21.The Touch Of Your Lips
- 22.I'll Remember April
2 LPs on 1 CD: SOUND IDEAS (1958)/HALF SATIN & HALF LATIN (1960).
Personnel includes: Les Elgart (trumpet); Larry Elgart (alto saxophone).
Arranger: Charles Albertine.
This two-fer CD combines Les & Larry Elgart's 1958 album Sound Ideas with Half Satin & Half Latin released two years later. Originally these LPs were released separately on Columbia and had been out of print until they were reissued in 2003 on Collectables. This pleasant, lite jazz set includes the standards "But Not for Me," "I Could Write a Book," "Love for Sale," and "When the Sun Comes Out." Those who appreciate easy listening music will find this a welcome addition to their collection. ~ Al Campbell
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Sound Ideas / Half Satin Half Latin
Music Lover: Al Ibarguen
-- May, 13, 2003
The BEST album Les and Larry ever made...I've been waiting for it on CD for years!!!
Gems For Sure
Music Lover: Laercio Monzani Junior
Campinas, SP - Brazil
-- May, 5, 2003
Two classic albums from the late 50's ("Sound", side by side with brother Larry) and early 60's ("Half") that will delight all Elgart fans.
Slow ballads, soft swings and a touch of Latin, all presented with the unique sound of the saxes, trombones and trumpets created by the Elgart brothers in the early 50's.
Gems for sure. (Laercio Monzani Jr.)