CD Duration: 59.11 / Year: 2015
2015 release at the Ketron SD1. Tracks In Sequence and suitable for Ballroom Dancing [IS/ST].[Tango] Phantom of the Opera
[Tango] On This Night of a Thousand Stars
[Foxtrot] Just in Time
[Swing] Leaning on a Lamp Post / Chinese Laundry Blues
[Swing] Together (Wherever We Go)
[Waltz] The Rose
[Jive] All Shook Up / Teddy Bear
[Jive] Return to Sender
[Rhumba] Portrait of My Love / Born Free
[Cha Cha] Good Morning Starshine
[Cha Cha] Right Next Door to an Angel
[Quickstep] Thank Heaven for Little Girls
[Quickstep] The Night They Invented Champagne
[Saunter] You’re Never Too Old to Love (vocal by Carole Keeling)
[Saunter] Everything is Beautiful
[Mambo] Three Little Birds
[Mambo] Happy (vocal by Carole Keeling).
Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Review by Ian King
This is Richard’s twenty-fourth CD on the Maestro Records label and features his trusty Ketron SD1. Again, we have a few medleys, but they are mainly full-length arrangements of each tune.
There are a few which shouldn’t work, like the opening track of “Phantom of the Opera” as a Tango, “Charmaine” as a Swing and “The Rose” as a Waltz, but surprisingly, they all do. There are even a couple of tracks with his wife Carole lending her vocal talents, including the pretty tune, “You’re Never Too Old to Love” and Pharrell Williams’s massive hit “Happy” (listed as a Mambo, but sounds like more of a Shuffle to me).
Altogether, this is another solid CD from Keeling.
Review by Ian King from Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Magazine.