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Various Artists — Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A Central Park Picnic
Release date : Jul. 29, 2013
Label : Croydon Municipal

Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A Central Park Picnic

Wake up and smell the coffee! Here’s the ideal soundtrack for spring, the latest in the highly successful Saint Etienne Presents… series following on from last year’s Songs For The Lyons Cornerhouse compilation, which is still getting constant spins on Robert Elms’ BBC London show.

It’s a perfectly curated, seasonal blend of the sounds of New York – girl groups, doo wop, Latin and atmospheric instrumentals. It features names like the Drifters, Burt Bacharach and Lalo Schifrin, alongside a host of fabulous unknowns.

Songs For A Central Park Picnic is also the first release on Saint Etienne member and renowned pop archivist Bob Stanley’s new label, Croydon Municipal.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE – Vince Guaraldi
  2. BEE BOM – Sammy Davis Jr
  3. UNTIE ME – The Tams
  4. BE SURE MY LOVE – Teddy Randazzo
  5. MOON GUITAR – The Rangoons
  6. STRANGER ON THE SHORE – The Drifters
  7. PEANUTS – Little Joe & The Thrillers
  8. GOPHER MAMBO – Yma Sumac
  9. MARIE – The Four Tunes
  10. RAINCOAT IN THE RIVER – Sammy Turner
  11. RINKY DINK – Dave Baby Cortez
  12. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A TOWER OF STRENGTH – Gloria Lynne
  13. LOST FOR SURE – Dion
  14. BOATO (BISTRO) – Lalo Schifrin
  15. A KISS FROM YOUR LIPS – Billy Storm
  16. YES I LOVE YOU – Paris Sisters
  17. MOON RIVER – Jerry Butler
  18. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN – Arthur Alexander
  19. QUIET GIRL – Don Rondo
  20. BAD BOY – The Jive Bombers
  21. SOMETHING FOR CAT – Henry Mancini
  22. CHA CHA CHARMING – Ellie Gaye
  23. IT’S GONNA TAKE ME SOME TIME – Connie Francis
  24. PRIVATE WORLD – Artie Garr
  25. OUR WINTER LOVE – Bill Pursell