Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo: Moon Gas
There is a distinct possibility that this is the greatest record ever recorded before 1968. Space age bachelor pad music meets concrete music. 1963 was the recording date ! Unbelievable. Strange synths, oscillators and custom made electric guitars with help of the lowrey organ. No words can really describe this record. Dick Hyman was prolific and was known to be able to play any style of music on any given keyboard instrument. He had a million selling record playing a harpsichord (if you can do that you’re pretty great!). Mary Mayo did some back up vocals and a few solo records, but nothing quite as famous as this one here. Small amount of trivia: Mary Mayo was born in my grandfather’s home town of Statesville, North Carolina; possibly the antithesis incarnate of this music.
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