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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Sandie Shaw

Some L/P's now from "Bob"....The girl with the "Bare" Feet from the 60's singing some of her hits....Just seems like yesterday that "Sandie" was dangling on a string !!!....Phew!!! that was 49 years ago !!!

Perez Prado

After "Sandie" get up on your feet "Bare" or not !! and have a "Samba" Rhumba" "Cha Cha" around the house !!...moving your body makes you fit !!So they say !! go with it !!!


Paul Mauriat & Orchestra

Relax now with the orchestra of  "The Above Gentleman"......


The Peddlers

The Peddlers always seem to put a different slant on most of their cover versions of songs and this L/P is no different..when you first hear Track One I doubt whether you would guess what it was !!....This one and the two below thank you "John" for them !!!... didn't even get on that carpet !!!..aint technology Cool and great !!!

 Bonus Tracks.....
That's Life
Wasting My Time 
Steel Mill

Ray Charles

Here's a masterclass of singing and piano playing....Once again not played to much attention to "Ray's" singing in the past but this is a mature voice recorded in 1967...didn't realise Ray could sing "Falsetto" !!! and make it sound good !!

 Ray asked Sid Feller to write all the arrangements on this album. The backing was standard big band or orchestra with strings. As an experiment, Ray sings with a high sustained falsetto that he tried, he said, “for no other reason than self-satisfaction.”  

Marian Montgomery

The fruity voice of "Marian" doing some "Swingin' with some well known songs !! A1 Classy Lady !!

Tim Hardin.320 KBps

I can't understand why I've missed out on some of these singers that I have heard of but not actually took any notice of !!! its great to be able to get hold of these L/P's to finally have a listen too !!! my comments will be a bit sparse !!...I will leave it up to the great wide world and cosmos to do that !!!...I enjoyed his voice and hope to hear more... so if you are like me and have heard of the singers BUT not actually HEARD give them a listen to you may be surprised !!!

1. I Can't Slow Down
2. Blues On The Ceilin'
3. Stagger Lee
4. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
5. I've Been Working On The Railroad

1. House Of The Rising Sun
2. Fast Freight
3. Cocaine Bill
4. You Got To Have More Than One Woman
5. Danville Dame


The Fureys & Davey Arthur.320 Kbps

We now have a gentle set of songs from the Irish Group.... it does say on the front cover "For Lovers Of All Ages"...but by the choice and sentiment of the songs and the couple on the front I would say "WRONG"'s for the "Golden Day's" of the "Golden People " !!!!

1. If I Had To Live My Life Over 
2. The Sunshine Of Your Smile
3. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
4. Let The Reat of The World Go By
5. Goodnight Irene
6. Beautiful Dreamer
7. Anniversary Waltz
8. Scarlet Ribbons

1. When I Grow To Old To Dream
2. Just A Song At Twilight
3. Maggie
4. Girl Of My Dreams
5. Liverpool Lou
6. When You Were Sweet Sixteen
7. I'l Be Your Sweetheart 
8. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen

Billy Cotton.320 Kbps

Now here's a bit of a rarity...its a EP at 33 and a third RPM from the back of a book about "Billy Cotton"...usually EP's are recorded and played back at 45 RPM...size wise I guess you couldn't get an L/P in the back unless it was a giant of a book !!!
the content of this EP seems to be have been taken from some of "Billy Cottons" Radio Shows that was very popular in the 50's + with guests as you can see...
Its interesting because I doubt whether it would have been commercially released and I wonder how many of these are still with the book !!!!...This one and the next couple of posts we can Thank "Jenny " fron the Gym...cheers "Jenny" !!!!

Adam And The Ants.320 Kbps

Back to the 80's and "Adam and the Ants" in the guise of a "Wild West Combo" !!!....I guess this was before he became a "Highway Man" like "Stand And Deliver" !!!!

1. Dog Eat Dog
2. Antmusic
3. Feed Me To The Lions
4. Los Rancheros
5. Ants Invasion
6. Killer In The Home

1. King's Of The Wild Frontier
2. The Magnificent Five
3. Don't Be Square Be There
4. Jolly Roger
5. The Human Beings


Bob Dylan.320 Kbps

News is that "Bob Dylan" has not yet acknowledged his "Nobel Prize" for Literature !! here is an early recording of his....I have not heard much of his work so can't make much of a comment !!...but here's a thought do I detect a slightly early development of the "Rap" !!! in his delivery !!....I did enjoy it... being that it was the first time I had actually heard a full L/P selection of songs !!...and I did recognise some of the songs !!

1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Maggies Farm
4. Love Minus Zero No Limit
5. Outlaw Blues
6. On The Road Again
7. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

1. Mr Tambourine Man
2. Gates of Eden
3. It's Alright Ma I'm Only Bleedin'
4. It's All Over Now Baby Blue


The London Philharmonic Orchestra.320 Kbps

This is not from the "Soundtrack" of the film  but its a recording by "The London Philharmonic"'s ticks all the boxes !!...and the second side is cool !!...I first thought when I heard it that it was "Holt's" "Planets"..because of the reference to Mars Mercury & Venus !!
but it seems the tracks were by a different composer !!

1. Main Title
2. Imperial Attack
3. Princess Leias Theme
4. Bens Death And  Tie Fighter Attack
5. Lord Of The Sand People
6. Return Home
7. End Title

1. Theme From 2001
2. Battle Of The Planets (Mars)
3. Mercury / Venus
4. Space Tumble



Sunday, 23 October 2016

Slim Whitman.320 Kbps

Yehahh !!...a slice of "Nashville" !!!...Altogether Now !!! "one-two-three !! "one-two-three" !!!

1. Dear Heart
2. When You And i Were Young Maggie
3. Pearly Shells
4. Down The River Of Golden Dreams
5. Top Of The World
6. Rockin' Alone In an Old Rockin' Chair

1. Home On The Range
2. Say You'll Stay Untill Tomorrow
3. Paper Roses
4. I'm So Lonesome
5. Diane
6. I'll Be Home


Mrs Mills.320 Kbps

Some jolly piano music now so sing- a- long if you have the inclination !!...or if you live in the upside down place (Aussie) get out in the sunshine and have what it say's on the cover !!!!

1. In The Good Old Summer Time
2. Tip Toe Thru The Tulips
3. You Are My Sunshine
4. Roses Of Picardy
5. April Showers
6. Isle Of Capri
7. Down At The Old Bull And Bush

1. Cruising Down The River
2. Blue Skies
3. Indian Summer
4. Shine On Harvest Moon
5. I Do Like To Be By The Seaside 
6. Out Of Town
7. Lets All Sing Like The Birdies Sing


Johnny Mathis

A couple from "Belguim" now thanks "Bob"....this also sounds like some of his early recordings !!

Paul Kuhn & The S.F.B. Band

What a good idea !!!'s like the "Hooked On Classics" idea... new & old mixed and to me it works....I wonder if there's more out there in the similar vein !!...this one came from "Bob" I would imagine its a "Over The Channel Release" !!!!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

John Miles

Something from the 70's now....Great symphonic track his hit "Music" !!..and "Highfly" sounds familiar !!....and you can hear all the lyrics !!!...ref "Adam Ant" below !!!!

Joe Piano Henderson

Piano tracks from the laid back style of "Joe Henderson" who at one time 50's & 60's was Petula Clark's pianist and companion for a while they recorded songs together and I believe  he was also a song writer....his style is very laid back like a keyboard "Perry Como" !!!...this is the first time I've heard his solo L/P's and yep !! the boy had style !!

Quadrophenia.320 Kbps

Didn't get to see the film but I believe it's a "Classic" about the "Mods & "Rockers" in the mid 60's 70's it put "The Who" firmly on the "Pop" ladder to fame !!...this is a double L/P with obviously 4 sides !!!


Charles Aznavour

"Aznavour" singing his songs in English !!...great voice !!