Problems playing this file? See media help. Honey In The Horn. RCA Victor Cotton Candy. Coral Silver Star Sugar Lips. That Honey Horn Sound. Monument Audio Fidelity. He's the King and His Band. RCA Victor.
The Greatest Horn in the World. Did I know those at the time? Most of them, probably. Did I know the artists? Probably not, except in the case of the Beatles, inescapable as they were. And just for the fun of it, I head to the very bottom of the Hot from that date fifty years ago, and I find an artist with whose work I was very familiar: Al Hirt. And to hear Hirt cover a pop single from the previous year — a tune I would have recognized — would have made me think that Al was pandering to the masses though I would not have had those words in It was his last Hot hit, although two later releases bubbled under.
The record still seems slight, fifty years later. In the spring of , when I was ten and in fifth grade, a kindly, older gentleman came to Lincoln Elementary School and asked if anyone wanted to learn to play a band instrument. I was interested, and when I met with that gentleman, he looked at my teeth — which would never need braces — and suggested that I might want to play a brass instrument. He suggested trumpet. Germain Street, and we looked at horns. My folks opted to buy me a cornet.
Advanced Search Find a Library. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Your request to send this item has been completed. APA 6th ed. Although it's tempting to dismiss a record like this as simple elevator music, the extraordinary level of craftsmanship and sublime, no-frills playing places the album in a category with the finest minimalist art.
Perhaps the best thing about Honey in the Horn , however, is the pure sonic beauty of it all. Hirt 's trumpet is so masterfully recorded that even the lowest-end stereo system can fill a room with his lush sound audiophiles should make sure to search out the original vinyl pressing.