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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Bucks Fizz...320 Kbps



Forget the "Cheesy" song that won "The Eurovision" for England !!! BOY have this group grown up and improved 100%.....TRUE that this L/P is not one of their commercial successes but it just shows that a group can improve with time....It's definatly worth a listen to.....To those who are just a bit unsure !!!!! GO ON DO IT !!

1. I Hear Talk
2. Indebted To You
3. Tears On The Ballroom Floor
4. Cold War
5. Golden Days

1. Talking In Your Sleep
2. Breaking Me Up
3. January's Gone
4. She Cries
5. Thief In The Night

 

Andy Fairweather Lowe...320 Kpbs



Now here's a singer that is not frightened to take a back seat on his performances !!...by that I mean that on this L/P he shares the times on most of the tracks with his fellow musicians and they have a fair wack of performing themselves....And its great !!....All the songs are written by Andy and the only one that I have heard before is the title track "Spider Jiving"..SOOOOOOO once again it is the more you listen to it the better it becomes...Anybody who is not familiar with his work give it a spin you won't be disappointed !!!..If you are you can easily leave a comment !!

1. Spider Jiving
2. Drowning On Dry Land
3. Keep On Rocking
4. Same Old Story
5. I Ain't No Mountain
6. Every Day I Die

1. Standing On The Water
2. Mellow Down
3. The Light Is Within
4. Reggae Tune
5. Dancing In The Dark


Leo Sayer....320 Kbps

These compilation L/P's do a great job of putting together most of the hits from a performer...Sometimes they only put a couple of hits together and fill the rest of the L/P with tracks that nobody has heard of....But on this one they deliver ok !!
The first side contains most of "Leo's"well known hit singles....And they are all produced by Once again "Richard Perry".....The second side is mainly tracks from some of his earlier L/P's produced by his manager at that time "Adam Faith"......So I reckon that you get Two "Leo Sayer's" for your listening pleasure!!!

1. When I Need You
2. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
3. Raining In My Heart
4. How Much Love
5. Dancing The Night Away
6. I Can't Stop Loving You

1. One Man Band
2. Giving It All Away
3. Train
4. Let It Be
5. Long Tall Glasses
6. Moonlighting
7. The Show Must Go On




Tony Bennett...320 Kbps

Another compilation of Tony's Hits this time it is what it says !!.....And "Sinatra" says it all !!!

1. I Left My Heart In San Fransisco
2. I Wanna Be Around
3. Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars
4. When Joanna Loved Me
5. The Moment Of Truth
6. Who Can I Turn To

1. The Good Life
2. A Taste Of Honey
3. This Is All I Ask
4. Once Upon A Time
5. The Best Is Yet To Come
6. If I Ruled The World





The Ray Conniff Singers...320 Kbps

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I think that this was the second L/P with the singers singing the lyrics...and a great job they do...I think that Ray Conniff set the standard and the "Benchmark" for most of the "Singing Groups" that came after !!

1. Remember
2. You'll Never Know
3. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
4. I'm In The Mood For Love
5. I'll Be Seeing You
6. It's Dark On Observatory Hill

1. These Foolish Things
2. Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
3. Young At Heart
4. If I Loved You
5. Harbour Lights
6. I'll See You In My Dreams






Sunday, 22 December 2013

Barbra Streisand....320 Kbps

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The L/P was produced By "Richard Perry" who in the 60's 70's 80's was producing all the top singers of the day's L/P's...Barbra once again sings some of the 60s &70's songs rather than Standards....note her duet with herself on track 5 Side One...its a gud un !!!

1. Beautiful
2. Love
3. Where You Lead
4. I Never Meant To Hurt You
5. One Last bell To Answer / A House Is Not A Home

1. Space Captain
2. Since I Fell For You
3. Mother
4. The Sunmmer Knows
5. I Mean To Shine
6. You've Got a Friend



Ella Fitzgerald....320 Kbps

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I wasn't going to post any of the "Ella Songbooks"but having been listening to them again and decided to post them...I have most of the "Songbooks"on L/P's and have also bought them again on CD's....I still think that they sound better as an L/P....true there is no crackles or pops...but there is still something different in the sound !!...starting with the Gershwin's there are 5 Volumes so will be posting the rest soon...All 5 have their covers painted by an French artist called "Bernard Buffet"who incidentally is one of my favourite modern artists...can't decide which is the best track so will leave that decision in the air !!

P.S. The Info on the songs comes from the Booklet that came with the CD's it is very informative so enjoy the read !!

1. Sam And Delilah
2. But Not For Me
3. My One And Only
4. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
5. I've Got Beginners Luck

1. Oh Lady Be Good
2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
3. Things Are Looking Up
4. Just Another Rhumba
5. How Long has This Been Going On







Demis Roussos....320 Kbps

Not heard too much of "Demis's work so I reckon that this L/P comes under the "More you hear it the better it becomes" slot !!...The second side is much better than the first side apart from the last track on the first side "On the Greek Side Of My Mind"which is rather way out and "Cool"!!!

1. She Came Up From The North
2. Good Days Have Gone
3. We Shall Dance
4. I Know I'll Do It Again
5. Fire And Ice
6. On The Greek Side Of My Mind

1. End Of The Line
2. My Blue Ship's A-Sailin'
3. Mountains Beyond
4. O My Friends You've Been Untrue To Me
5. Lord Of The Flies
6. Without You




 



The Hill Bowen Concert Orchestra....320 Kbps



Here is a second outing to the film scores from "Readers Digest"......if you like your music "Concert" wise then this is the one for you....no gimmicks just plain good film music !!

1. Warsaw Concerto
2. Laura
3. La Strada
4. Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
5. The Song From Moulin Rouge
6. Intermezzo

1. Exodus
2. Over The Rainbow
3. Tara's Theme
4. The High And Mighty
5. Gigi




 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Waldo de Los Rios And Orch...320 Kbps

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Here is the first L/P of "Classics" with a beat....I posted the 2nd one earlier....this is the better one probably because all the tracks on this one are well known....the track listing might not mean much to those who are not familiar with the classics but I am sure that most people will recognise the tunes...especialy "Mozarts 40" and"Dvorak 9th"......It's not in the least highbrow !!

1. Beethoven's... 9th Symphony (Ode To Joy)
2. Schubert's... 8th Symphony (Unfinished)
3. Mozart's... Symphony No 40
4. Brahm's... 3rd Symphony

1. Dvorak's... Symphony No 9 (New World)
2. Haydn's...The Toy Symphony
3. Tchaikovsky's...Symphony No 5
4. Mendelssohn...4th Symphony (Italian)




 

 


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Dinah Washington....320 Kbps

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Here's a nice compilation of Dinah's Hits and some early recordings...

P.S. This is a very good "Stereo" recording sooooooo all you "Stereo" Buffs out there who might have their computer conected to a "Stereo System" have a listen to this....It seems that all the "Mercury" L/P's alway provide good Stereo must be their way of recording !!!!

1. Salty Papa Blues
2. Mixed Emotions
3. Time Out For Tears
4. I Wanna Be Loved
5. Trust In Me
6. Mad About The Boy

1. September In The Rain
2. This Bitter Earth
3. Such A Night
4. If I Loved You
5. Harbour Lights
6. What A Diff'rence A Day Made






Saturday, 14 December 2013

Ella Fitzgerald....320 Kbps


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This is Vintage Ella just singing with a piano....so if you like your Ella uncluttered with just her voice then have a listen to this....her voice had matured by this time and you can hear the Ella of the "Songbooks"....all the tracks are great so leave it to everybody out in the wide world to pick a favourite....

1. I'm Glad There Is You
2. What Is There To Say
3. People Will Say Were In Love
4. Please Be Kind
5. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
6. Makin' Whoopee

1. Imagination
2. Stardust
3. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
4. You Leave Me Breathless
5. Baby What Else Can I Do
6. Nice Work If You Can Get It




 

 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Ray Stevens....320 Kbps


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If you are like me and like to hear different interpretations of standard songs then this might be the one for you to have a listen too... every track is so far from the original that you could be listening to a different song...The whole L/P has a Hill-Billy/Western slight feel to it but it is very cool...just imagine "Lady Of Spain" done as "Rock & Roll" and you might get some idea !!

P.S. This is a great L/P and well worth a download...you won't hear the like of this again.....Unless "Ray" decides  after 37 years to do a follow up L/P of popular songs done in  his way !!....just been on YouTube to see if there was any "Vids" of any of the tracks but there wasn't anything...BUT thought that the one below is worth a "Giggle" at !!!!!! 

1. Misty
2. Indian Love Call
3. Over The Rainbow
4. Oh Lonesome Me
5. Sunshine
6. Cow Cow Boogie

1. Young Love
2. Deep Purple
3. Mockingbird Hill
4. Take Care Of Business
5. Lady Of Spain



Ray Stevens - The Skies Just Ain't Friendly Anymore


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Georgie Fame....320 Kbps



This is one definitely for the die hard Georgie Fame Fans !!...written and produced by Georgie and it is one of those L/P's that the more you hear the better it becomes !!!.....Soooooooo you non believers give "Georgie" a chance and have a listen....you won't be disappointed !!

1. Super Road
2. Too Good To Be True
3. Train
4. Seven Power

1. City Hicker
2. Narcolepsy
3. Passed Me By
4. Hey Baby I'm Getting Ready
5. Dream Pony


Caterina Valente...320 Kbps

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When Caterina was in England she recorded quite a few L/Ps that came out on the "Decca" label this one featured some of the songs that she sang on "The Perry Como Show"....The arrangements are by "Johnny Keating" so it does kinda swing!!

1. Make Someone Happy
2. You're Following Me
3. More Than Likely
4. Couci Couca
5. Corcovado
6. Blue Moon

1. Falling In Love With Love
2. Stella By Starlight
3. To Be A Performer
4. Yours
5. Dimelo En Septiembre
6. Whispering



Leo Sayer....320 Kbps

This is one of Leo's lesser known L/P's....all songs co-written by Leo and recorded in 1975...great track is "On the Old Dirt Road"....This L/P I think didn't get as much exposure as his other ones did...hence my coment on "Lesser Known L/P !!!...but it's a "Gun Un" !! and well worth a listen too !!!

1. Bedsitterland
2. Unlucky In Love
3. The Last Gig Of Johnny B Good
4.On The Old Dirt Road
5. I Will Not Stop Fighting

1. Moonlighting
2. Streets Of Your Town
3. The Kids Grown Up
4. Only Dreaming
5. Another Year


David Soul....320 Kbps



This one was recorded in Holland the songs are not familar and David does a good job on all of them....It gets lifted up from a so-so recording to a good one on the second side....Love "How Can You Tell You Got It"......But I supose if you are a "David
Soul" Fan it's all good !!!

1. Simple Man
2. Carlito
3. Dreamers
4. Can't Afford That Feeling Anymore
5. That's Enough For Me

1. Maybe We Can Work It Out
2. How Can You TellYou Got It
3. The Dutchman
4. Distant Shores
5. The Best Days Of My Life
6. Simple Man (Reprise)

Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops Orchestra....320 Kbps

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This makes fantastic easy listening....just shows how good the "Lennon & McCartney" songs are when they are played by a 95 man/woman orchestra and boy do they do a great job of it !!.Very Imaginative arrangements.
 
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. And I Love Her
3. Ob-La-De , Ob-La-Da
4. Hey Jude
5. With A Little Help From My Friends
6. Yellow Submarine
 
1. I Want To Hold Your Hand
2. Penny Lane
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. The Fool On The Hill
5. Yesterday
6. Michele
 


 
 
 
 




Saturday, 30 November 2013

Ella Fitzgerald A Tisket a Tasket From Ride Em Cowboy


David Gates....320 Kbps

All the songs on this L/P are written by David Gates and it's great to have a start, beginning, and an end to a song and also understand what it's about !!...One slight little niggle !! the songs are too short most of them only last for two minutes ! those that go over the two are only seconds longer....shame because they are all original and catchy tunes...The first track is great !!....



Thursday, 28 November 2013

Ray Conniff And Orchestra....320 Kbps

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Another Conniff Gem.....this time with a touch of latin...as usual a great sound !!

1. Besame Mucho
2. Stranger In Paradise
3. Summertime
4. I've Got You Under My Skin
5. Too Young
6. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

1. Just One Of Those Things
2. Deep Purple
3. Brazil
4. Night And Day
5. Temptation
6. Say It With Music