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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps By Enoch Light

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Uploaded on May 14, 2010

Enoch Light was one of the most influential music producers of the 60s and 70s. Enoch Light was a classical violinist, bandleader, and recording engineer who was a pioneer of early stereo excellence. Light would go to extreme lengths to create high-quality recordings that took advantage of current state of the art equipment. Light pioneered stereo effects that bounced the sounds between the right and left channels (often described as "ping-pong"). Light arranged his musicians in ways to produce the kinds of recorded sounds he wished to achieve, the first to do so. His ensemble of studio musicians was frequently referred to as "The Light Brigade". One of the first of Lights albums, "Persuasive Percussion", became the first huge hit based solely on record sales. Light's songs received little or no airplay on the radio because AM radio, the standard of his day, was monaural. Light released several albums in the Percussion series as well as a Command test record. Light doubled the size of his album sleeves but enabled it to fold like a book, thus inventing the gatefold-packaging format. The gatefold sleeve became very popular, and was used on albums such as The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Light pioneered many recording techniques such as the use of 35 mm film soundtrack instead of magnetic tape. Recording on 35 mm film soundtrack reduced the effects of "wow" and "flutter", common in early stereo recordings. The recordings were released under the "35MM" series, starting from "Stereo 35-MM" released by Command Records. Musicians who appeared on Light's albums include Doc Severinsen, Tony Mottola, Dick Hyman, and arranger Lew Davies. Many of the selections on his albums were arranged by Dick Hyman, known for the 50s hit song "Moritat". In 1965, Light sold the Command record label to ABC, who began using the label for their lesser quality releases. Light continued recording after the sale of Command with a new label called Project 3, but did not concentrate so heavily on stereo effects. Enoch Light And The Light Brigade, using the original scores, released albums of the hits of the big band era, keeping the arrangements as close to the original as possible. This selection appeared in his "Provocative Percussion", released in 1959, which remains as one of his best known. It is one of only a few of his albums converted to CD, which was released in 1995.

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