In frequent visits to thrift and used record stores, I often find albums by The Three Suns. Three years ago I had never heard of The Three Suns. It was about that time that I started hitting the Christmas music sharity curcuit, and discovered their Christmas recordings over at Ernie's place. I really liked their sound - not exactly what you hear on the radio these days, but really fun stuff. The principle instruments are guitar, organ, and accordian, but they add other instruments from time to time. What makes them so good, in my opinion, is the arrangements. Their songs and medleys are uniquely arranged for the Three Suns, and the result is darned fun music.
A little internet research on the Three Suns yielded a dynamic line-up over the years that they performed and recorded. Much to my surprise, I learned that I had seen one of the group members perform in New York a few years ago. Bucky Pizzarelli, a truly great jazz guitarist, was a Sun for a brief period near the end of the group's heyday. I saw Bucky perform with Les Paul at the Iridium - what a treat!
So, here's the first of several Three Suns albums I'll share out here. This one is "Let's Dance with The Three Suns", a collection of 10 medleys suitable for dancing, or, according to the back cover, all the housewives out there to play while "room-roaming" to do the daily dusting. Hey - I just report what's written.
Since the medleys each consist of 2-5 songs, I haven't listed all the songs in the MP3 tags. The complete list is on the album back cover, included in the zip file as well as here.
Please enjoy "Let's Dance with The Three Suns".
If you like the sound, hop over to Ernie's to grab some of their Christmas recordings. Here are some of Ernie's links:
Ding Dong Dandy Christmas
The Sounds of Christmas