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Friday, 24 March 2017

The Bachelors

The hit song that put "The Bachelors" on the musical map in 1963 was  "Charmaine" followed by "Diane" the concept of this L/P is pretty obvious !!!

13 Diane.mp3

Sandy Posey

The Country and Western voice (I Think) !! of Sandy Posey sings some classic songs !!

 Sandy Posey (born June 18, 1944) is an American popular singer, who enjoyed success in the 1960s with singles such as her 1966 recording of Martha Sharpe's composition, "Single Girl." She is often described as a country singer, although, like Skeeter Davis (to whom she has been frequently compared) her output has varied. Later in her career, the term "countrypolitan," associated with the "Nashville sound", was sometimes applied.[Posey had four hit singles in the United States, three of which peaked at number 12 in the sales charts.

B1- It's All In The Game.mp3

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rita Reys

Its great to hear some great voices that maybe you would not get to hear without this great cosmos ! space ! air waves ! that enables us to use the "Internet !!....and this voice that goes by the name of "Rita" is definatley one to listen to !!

 Rita Reys was long ago billed as "Europe's First Lady of Jazz." A legend overseas, Reys was one of the top jazz singers in Europe from the mid-'50s to the turn of the millennium.
 Rita Reys (born Maria Everdina Reijs; 21 December 1924 – 28 July 2013) was a jazz singer from the Netherlands. At the 1960 French jazz festival of Juan-les-Pins, she received the title, "Europe's first lady of jazz".[

A5 I Should Care.mp3

AFTER YOU'VE GONE- Rita Reys & Dutch Swing College Band

Petula Clark

Not got this one so thanks John !...a mixture of songs sung fantastically as only Pet can do !!
And at the age of 83 a video of a track from her latest CD proves that she still has that OOmph !!!..and its below !!!

Just Petula - 10 - The Fool On The Hill.mp3

Petula Clark - Sacrifice My Heart (Official Video)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates, often referred to as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing. John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform, either separately or in collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues.
Great featured Track !!

Hall & Oates - 05 - Nothing at All.mp3

Frankie Valli

A solo L/P from the lead singer of The Four Seasons....Frankie Valli of course !!..doing some fantistic different dramatic versions of some popular songs !....I've got a feeling that this might have been his first solo effort !!!..Its a Gud Un !!!......"Fox In The Bush" is a great track !!

1. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
2. Expression Of Love
3. For All We Know
4. Sunny
5. Watch Where You Walk
6. To Give

1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Fox In The Bush
3. September Rain
4. Make The Music Play
5. Stop And Say Hello 
6. Donnybrook 

08 - Fox In The Bush.mp3

Derek And The Dominos

Along with the post below here is another group that I have not heard before in the same kinda musical "Rock" influence !!

 The group's sole studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, although a critical and commercial flop in 1971, charted in 1972 and 1982 and now is not only considered one of Clapton's most outstanding achievements, but also consistently appears in listings of the best rock albums ever recorded. It may have been the pinnacle of both Clapton's and Whitlock's careers. The band's producer, Tom Dowd, said of it that he "felt it was the best ... album I'd been involved with and was disappointed at the lack of acclaim it garnered on its release.

1. I Looked Away
2. Bell Bottom Blues
3. Keep On Growing
4. Nobody Knows You When Your Down And out
5. I Am Yours
6. Anyday
7. Key To The Highway

1. Tell The Truth
2. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
4. Little Wing
5. It's Too Late
6. Layla
7. Thorn Tree In The Garden


13 layla.mp3

Crosby Stills & Nash

Very interesting and enjoyable L/P...will listen to this more.... thanks John for introducing me to artists that normally I would not get to hear !!...I guess there will be loads of CS&N fans out there !!!

02 Marrakesh Express.mp3

No More "Mega" !!

OOOOOPS....seems that I have had my account suspended from "Mega" over copyright issues !! Mega wont work anymore !!....fingers crossed  for the rest !!!....Luigi !

Frank Sinatra

Here's a very unusal Frank Sinatra L/P...this is the first time I have heard it !..and the more I hear it the better it becomes !!.....difficult to pick a track to download as all the songs are original to the concept !

The songs were co-written by Jake Holmes. It is the only album Sinatra ever voiced over pre-recorded orchestral tracks. The album was released to mixed critical reviews and poor sales, Sinatra's only major album release not to crack the Billboard Top 100; the packaging was uncharacteristic of typical Sinatra album designs.
 The album's orchestral tracks were recorded in New York at Columbia 30th Street Studio, also referred to as "The Church". Unlike previous work, Sinatra did not record with the orchestra, but he did attend the recording sessions for the music. He recorded his vocals over the prerecorded tracks at United/Western Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. He would never again record his vocals without a live orchestra.

Frank Sinatra’s Watertown album was produced and co-written by Bob Gaudio in 1970. It is considered to be Sinatra’s most ambitious concept album, as well as his most difficult record.
With co-writer Jake Holmes, Gaudio created a song cycle focusing on a middle-aged, small-town man whose wife left him with the kids. Constructed as a series of brief lyrical snapshots that read like letters or soliloquies, the culminating effect of the songs is an atmosphere of loneliness, but it is a loneliness without much hope or romance — it is the sound of a broken man. This concept album was arranged by Charles Calello. 

07. What A Funny Girl (You Used To Be).mp3

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Connie Stevens

Who could forget "Cricket" in the TV Show of the late 50's....she has a very distinctive voice and sounds great on these songs....she does a great job on one of my favourite songs "Side One Track 5" !!!

1. Sixteen Reasons
2. On a Slow Boat To China
3. Too Young To Go Steady
4. A little Kiss Is a Kiss Is a Kiss
5. Why Try To Change Me Now***
6. Love Of The Month Club

1. Apollo
2. Too Young
3. Lulu's Back In Town
4. Why Do I Cry For Joey
5.  Lets Do It
6. The Trolly Song

05 - Why Try To Change Me Now.mp3

Carol Burnett

Surprise ! Surprise !...The Zany American entertainer can actualy sing !!..and she does a great job with some well known well worn songs !! if you want to be surprised too have a listen !!
We are still in "John's Record store !!!!

11 -time-after-time.mp3

Brigitte Bardot

This is a half & half L/P. !! be more precise one track the breathless voice of Brigitte then an Instrumental or two !!....this was definitely in the era of let all the "Stars" of the time make a record !!...but it does have a kinda charm about it !!...and the covers are "Fab" !!

12. On déménage.mp3

Billy J Kramer

Some English Rock now !!..from the 60's....with some Lennon & McCartney songs that was written for him !!

1. Little Children
2. Da Doo Ron Ron
3. Dance With Me
4. Pride
5. I Know
6. They Remind Me Of You

1. Do You Want To Know A Secret
2. Bad To Me
3.  I'll Keep You Satisfied
4. Great Balls Of Fire 
5. Its Up To You
6. Tell Me Girl


Ann Richards

Another great voice that I have not heard before....well worth a listen if you haven't heard of her great jazz voice !!....definately a 100*** (Star) recommendation

 Ann Richards, an excellent singer who was married to Stan Kenton for a few years, only recorded a few solo albums before slipping away into obscurity. Ann, Man! is her most intimate date, a quartet set with trumpeter Jack Sheldon, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Red Callender, and drummer Larry Bunker. Four of the songs (including "There's a Lull in My Life" and "You Go to My Head") are duets with Kessel. Richards shows off her versatility and sensitivity on this well-rounded set, swinging lightly and singing with restrained emotions. It is a pity that she did not have a prosperous career, for the talent was definitely there

 Richards committed suicide on April 1, 1982 in Hollywood, dying at age 46 from a gunshot wound.......

Shame about that !....what a waste of talent !!

1. Yes Sir That's My Baby
2. An Occasional Man
3. There's a Lull In my Life
4. The Masquerade Is Over
5. You Go To My Head
6. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby

1. And That's All
2. Bewitched
3. Evil Gal Blues
4. Love Is a Word For The Blues
5. How Do I Look In Blue
6. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night

08 -bewitched.mp3

Monday, 20 March 2017

Astrud Gilberto

The soothing voice of "Miss Ipanema" giving some songs the bossa nova beat.! a great L/P and I wish I had bought it when it first came out !!..still thanks "John" for putting that right !!...I guess by now you will have twigged that we are across the pond and visiting the Record Store ! we will stay here for a while and see what treasures we can find !!

1. The Shadow Of Your Smile
2. Portugese Washerwoman
3. Look To The Rainbow
4. Meditation
5. Non Stop To Brazil
6. Manha De Carnival
7. Frevo
8. The Girl From Ipanema

1. Once I Loved
2. Berimbau
3. Its A Lovely Day Today 
4. Fly Me To The Moon
5. Felicidade
6. A Certain Sadness
7. Dreamer
8. The Telephone Song

  06 - Manhã de Carnaval.mp3


Not heard much of this group personaly but as it is called Greatest Hits ! lets hope it is !!...
To me they have the sounds of The Beach Boys / Simon & Garfunkel / Eagles...don't know who came first but its a good  sound and I feel that I should have taken more notice of them when they were in there hay day !!!

 1. A Horse With No Name
2. I Need You
3. Sandman
4. Ventura Highways
5. Dont Cross The River
6. Only In Your Heart

1. Muscrat Love
2. Tin Man
3. Lonely People
4. Sister Golden Hair
5. Daisy Jane
6. Woman Tonight


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Elvis Presley & The Beatles 45's . 320. Kbps

When I borrowed the last lot of L/P's for posting on this blog there was some 45's amongst them they didn't sound too bad so I decided to post them......and I remembered that I bought years ago from the Internet a big box of mixed 45's well over a hundred of them that are in my Garage and havn't seen the light of day for more that 20 odd years or maybe more !! I will  maybe start to post some of them...can't remember what is there nothing well known I think so it could be interesting to listen to them again and see what gems I might discover !!

1. Wooden Heart....Elvis Presley
2. Tonight Is So Right For Love....Elvis Presley

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand....The Beatles
2. That Boy....The Beatles

Wham & Kim Wilde.45's.320. Kbps

1. Last Christmas....Wham
2. Blue....Wham (Live)

1. You Keep Me Hanging On....Kim Wilde
2. Loving You....Kim Wilde

Rod Stewart & The Rolling Stones.45's 320.Kbps

1. Sailing....Rod Stewart
2. Stone Cold Sober....Rod Stewart

1. Paint it Black....The Rolling Stones
2. Long Long While....The Rolling Stones

Kim Appleby & Whitney Houston . 45's . 320. Kbps

1. Don't Worry....Kim Appleby
2. Don't Worry....Instrumental

1. One Moment In Time....Whitney Houston
2. Olympic Joy....Kashif

Liberace.320 Kbps

This Liberace L/P has him introducing the tracks with information of how they came to be recorded which to me is an added bonus of a very pleasant L/P from 1965....and there is some good info on the back sleeve which makes a change !!!

1. Rhapsody In Blue
2. You Made Me Love You 
3. The Blue Danube
4. The Rosary
5. Tea For Two

1. Boogie Wookie
2. Paderewski's Menuet
3. I Dont Care
4. Liszt  Concerto In A Major

06. Boogie Woogie.mp3