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Thursday, 22 June 2017


Re- Post requested by Marco

 A change of pace now back to the 80's with the "Super Group"....must admit that I have not took much notice of them over the years...still I should think everybody has heard of them !!!
And I did enjoy this one !!...."The Piper" is a great track they did manage to get a feeling of the "Bagpipes" which was cool !!!...And there is of course according to many experts on "ABBA" the track "The Winner Takes It All" that is supposed to be their best song that they have written !!....Musically Wise !!

It seems we have three extra tracks on this version !!!..supplied by Bob !! thanks for the extra's Bob !!...cheers...

1. Super Trooper
2. The Winner Takes It all 
3.  On And On And On
4. Andante Andante
5. Me And I

1. Happy New Year
2. Our Last Summer
3. The Piper
4. Lay All Your Love On Me
5. The Way Old Friends Do
6. Elaine
7. Andante Andante (Spanish Version)
8. Felicidad

08-The Piper.mp3

Wagner Greatest Hits.320 Gbps

 Sounds like a "Pop" L/P with the title usually associated with singers....But no it ain't it's a CLASSICAL one !!!....As usual all or most of the tracks are easily recognisable so give it a go and a listen !!

1. Prelude To "Die Meistersinger"....George Szell And The Cleveland Orchestra
2. Bridal Chorus From "Lohengrin"..... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
3. The Ride Of The Valkyries....Leonard Bernstein And The New York Philharmonic

1. Prelude To Act 3 "Lohengrin"....Eugene Ormandy And The Philadelphia Orch
2. Liebestod From "Tristan & Isolde"....Eugene Ormandy And The Philadelphia Orch
3. Festmarch From "Tannhauser"....Leonard Bernstein And The New York Phil
4. Pilgrims Chorus From "Tanhauser"....The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

03. The Ride Of The Valkkyries.mp3

Joshua Rifkin.320 Kbps

  Now for something really REALLY I have said before I love the Old Joanna ! lets go back in time a bit and hear what our "Grandparents and maybe Great Grandparents" were listening to... "Scott Joplin" composed these "Piano Rags"between 1902 and 1909....He died in 1917 !!

This is the second Volume of "Scott Joplins Rags" that one or two of you have now you can enjoy 1 -2 -& 3 !!

1. Elite Syncopations
2. Eugenia
3. Leola
4. Rose Leaf Rag

1. Bethena
2.Paragon Rag
3. Solace
4. Pineapple Rag 

8. Pine Apple Rag.mp3

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

We can't leave Bob's place in Belgium without some Violins !!!...Thanks Bob for all the posts below !!!....will have to get my "Cosi" ( Swimming Trunks) for my next visit weather over here in England is very hot and sunny at the moment !!...does the Channel waters get cold I wonder !!!!....Maybe a Wet Suit would be better !!!

  07 Barcarolle.mp3

Joshua Rifkin

Coming to the end of my visit to Belgium courtesy of Bob so here's a couple of musical ventures !! this one of course is the jolly old piano and the one above is that guy with all those violins at his disposal....feeling a bit sick and stomach  ache!!! It must be all the choc chocs that I have had !! time I'm here gonna sample the "Pastries"!!!

03 The Cascades.mp3

Lenny Dee

Some electronic organ playing now with the best of title once again !!...and yes we are still with Bob in Begium...Thanks for this one and the others below Bob !!!
 If you like the organ then this could be for you !!!

  15 Blues stay away from me.mp3

Josephine Baker

French Chanteuse singer from the  20's who lived a checkered life of singing.. films and.....She was also known for aiding the French Resistance during World War II. After the war, she was awarded the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle.
 Baker was the first person of color to become a world-famous entertainer and to star in a major motion picture, the 1934 Marc Allégret film Zouzou.

In 1973 she performed at Carnegie Hall to a standing ovation.
The following year, she appeared in a Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, and then at the Monacan Red Cross Gala, celebrating her 50 years in French show business. Advancing years and exhaustion began to take their toll; she sometimes had trouble remembering lyrics, and her speeches between songs tended to ramble. She still continued to captivate audiences of all ages.
Josephine Baker was certainly a very very busy lady and this L/P  gives an indication of her singing talents !!!!!

10 Don't touch my Tomatoes.mp3

The Dutch Swing Collage Band

I'm still munching on all the chocs !!....

08 The sheik of Araby.mp3

Friday, 16 June 2017

Charlie Rich

The best of "Charlie Rich" definatly lives up to its title !!...every track is a gem !!!.so at last we have something to shout about !!...without a moan from me about the title !
 great track "Nice and Easy".....sets the tone for the rest of the tracks !!!

01 Nice 'n' easy.mp3

Rocco Granata

We now have some accordeon music with a full orchestra that makes very pleasant listening...... Once again His Greatest Hits ! gets a title airing again !!...

01 Marina.mp3

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Joshua Rifkin

Some piano music now !!...I have posted Volume 2 earlier which was mine !! we are still in Begium with Bob and he has managed to have this Volume which is 1 and also Volume 3 which I will post later.....thanks Bob for this and the posts below!!

02 The entertainer.mp3

Les Compagnons De La Chanson

The French singing group "story" I guess features their hits or maybe its a cross section of their repertoire there are some tracks that sound familiar !!...they sound good !! on back in french and a potted version in English !!!!!

                     (A potted history or biography contains just the main facts about someone or something. )                        

06 Bras dessus bras dessous.mp3

Nana Mouskouri

A selection of well known songs performed faultlesly....

10 Deasons in the sun.mp3

Mireille Mathieu

Quite a few of these tracks will be easily recognisable when you hear them !!..they are of course the "French" versions of some hit songs......the rolling "Rrrrrrrrrs" are still there but not so pronounced as the previous post !!!
This one and the one below are from "Bob"....and we will be visiting the land of the "Everlasting Chocs" for quite some time !!!

14 Pardonne -moi ce caprice d'enfant.mp3

Al Martino

There are two Disco versions of "Volare" on this L/p By Al......along with some of his well known hits....a competent and pleasant selection !!

07 Granada.mp3

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Morton Gould & Orchestra

The lady on the front is just going to take a big bite out the Apple !!!..Guess What !!
Yep ! your right we are now getting some great L/P's from the BIG APPLE !!!....and they are good !!!

03. I Get A Kick Out of You.mp3