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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Werner Muller & Orchestra

To round off this trio of Bob's efforts we now have one of Germany's great Orchestra's...I've always liked WM with or without "Caterina Valente" !!!


The Lowland Pipers

We now have a change of instrument from across the channel in "Belgium" via Bob... Zee Bagpipes !!...........I guess you will love them or hate them...there's some good solid drumming played !!!!...



Ady Zehpnfennig

Getting quite fond of these organ L/P's from Bob they are  becoming quite entertaining and the arrangements and playing are something to shout about !!...so anybody who thinks that they wouldn't enjoy it give it a go you might be pleasently surprised !!



Peggy Lee...320 Kbps

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 Nice one from 1958 with "Nelson Riddle"...both Peggy and Nelson are swinging as only they can!!

1. Jump For Joy
2. Back In Your Own Back Yard
3. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
4. I Hear Music
5. Just In Time
6. Old Devil Moon

1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do 
2. For Or Five Times
3. Music Music Music
4. Cheek to Cheek
5. The Glory Of Love
6. Ain't We Got Fun



Dick Powell.

This one and the previous "Ginger Rogers" was supplied by "Bob"....NOW would it have been better for "Ginger" to have a re-lease like this one !!!..the jury is out !!....A nice set of nostalgic songs from the films...and a mine of information on the back sleeve of where how and when !!



Frank Sinatra...320 Kbps

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 When Sinatra joined "Capitol" records in 1953 he recorded a 10 inch L/P called "Songs For Young Lovers"with "Nelson Riddle" and that was the start of his "Swinging" style... before in the 40's he was known for his slow romantic songs....then in 1954 he made this one and the rest is history !!

1. Just One Of Those Things
2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter
3. Sunday
4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

1. Taking A Chance On Love 
2. Jeepers Creepers
3. Get Happy
4. All Of Me


Happy 2015 !!

Hi...hope everybody has got over the Xmas Celebrations and had a good Xmas !!....so now its back to normality in the slow lane !!....I managed over the Xmas period to raid the attics of my Brother & Wife and Niece & Husband and got over a hundred of different ! strange ! rare ! and obscure L/P's so look out later for something very different soon !!!...Happy New Year to all !!!...and I hope that This Blog will Still be here This time Next Year....Cheers....Luigi !!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Barbra Streisand...320 Kbps

Must have missed this one !! didn't know about it till "Geoff's" Box of L/P's was sorted...pity that the concert was so short I'm sure that she could have done more songs !! Maybe she did but they were not recoreded.....I Wonder if anyone looking in was at the concert ?? !! if they were maybe they could enlighten us and tell us more !!!

1. Somewhere
2. Evergreen
3. Something's Coming
4. People
5. Over The Rainbow
6. Guilty...with Barry Gibb

1. What Kind Of Fool...with Barry Gibb
2. Papa can You Hear Me
3. The Way We Were
4. It's A New World 
5. Happy Days Are Here Again
6. America The Beautiful
 



Saturday, 20 December 2014

Nana Mouskouri

This is the first English L/P that "Nana" recorded it was recorded in "New York"and Titled "The Girl From Greece Sings" "Nana Mouskouri in New York"....its a belter of a record and shows how good she was even at an early age....well worth a listen too !!..thanks Bob !!



James Last Orchestra...320 Kbps

Here's "James Last" getting in on the "Non Stop Dancing" Records that was popular in the late 60's 70's....popular songs all strung together !!!



The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett...320 Kbps

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Another one from the 50 Guitars Of TG....OR is there only 1 and a little man at the controls twisting the knobs and sliding the slides !!!...Guess we will never know unless the little man comes forward to tell us...OR maybe an avalanche of guitar players complaining !!

1. Baia
2. A Day In The Life Of A Fool 
3. Delicado
4. Lo Mucho Que Te
5. On The Old Spanish Trail
6. My Adobe Hacienda

1. The Moon was Yellow
2. How Insensitive
3. Mexican Standoff
4. Mi Casa Su casa
5. El Jaribe
6. Mexican Leather And Spanish Lace



Eydie Gorme

I did buy most of Eydie Gorme's L/P's this one got away!!...so I thank Bob once again for it...Two of her really Great And I will say that again in Capital letters GREAT GREAT Tracks are on this namely "What Did I Have That I Don't Have" And "If He Walked into My Life"....Doesn't get any better than that !!!...check YouTube I think there is a video where she sings one of them...will have to check later and post it...If it's still there !!!



Dick Van Dyke

We are still in "Belguim" with "Bob" for this one....I would have thought that the orchestrations would have more "Ooomf" being that it's the "Enoch Light  Orch" and recorded by "Command" Records...BUT it's a pleasant easy listen !!




 

Des O'Connor

On this L/P Des talks as well as sings....he does what a lot of singers were doing in the 70's joining two songs together with same themes...and even tho' there is nothing on the sleeve to tell you the date all you have to do is look at the "Flares" that Des is wearing and "Bingo" the 70's !!!!...This one came from "Bob" !!

 

Ady Zehnpfennig.

Here's that man again with the Fantastic Organ playing some well known 70's songs.. courtesy of "Bob"



Sunday, 14 December 2014

David Soul...320 Kbps

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This is David Soul at his best..all songs are brilliant...he has 3 hits on this L/P and a couple of  outstanding ones "Nobody But A Fool Or A Preacher"and "By The Devil"

1. Silver Lady
2. Can't We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over
3. Tattler
4. I wish I Was
5. Rider
6. Going In With My Eyes Open

1. Playing To An Audience Of One
2. Tomorrows Child
3. By The Devil
4. Nobody But A Fool Or A Preacher 
5. Mary's Fancy
6. Don't Give Up On Us
 
 

Halcyon Highlights...320 Kbps

Now this one might someday become a rare one !!....Story is my parents in the 70's had a holiday in "St Lucia"and came back with this souvenir...Don't think it's been played very often twice to my knowledge !!...It was produced by the "Hotel Halcyon" where they stayed
I had a check on "Google"but it is now not there... either pulled down or completely refurbished and a name change....The tracks are by musicians and vocalists that performed there...Maybe somebody out there also had a holiday and stayed at the Hotel if so you can always leave a comment !!....overall its a pleasant L/P.... pleasant listening !!!!

1. Welcome...Mighty Prince
2. Tout C'est Meme...Jimmy Heavens & Guy Francis
3. Caribbean Man...Jimmy Heavens
4. It Doesn't Matter...Vincent Phillips
5. One Day In My Life...Lucas Marshall
6. Yellow Bird...Harmony Trio
7. Miss Doris...Mighty Prince

1. Here I Am...Vincent Phillips
2. Ave Maria...Halycon Steel
3. Calypso...Halycon Steel
4. If You Go Away...Emily Buster
5. Fernando...Emily Buster

 

Pia Beck.

Great new pianist and singer for me !!...Thanks "Bob" for the introduction....these two L/P's will be played and played and played even in my car !!!....Pity the sleeve notes are not in English would have liked to read them !!



Pia Beck

Not had some "Joanna"(Piano) music for awhile so here is a couple from "Belgium"...Must say not heard of "Pia Beck" before but both L/P's are great and does show that she is an accomplished pianist and a individual singer....Sooooooooo anybody who has not heard her before and want a new listening experience have a listen !!! guarantee you'll like it !!!....great what she does with "Teach Me Tonight" !!!...and the "Earl Bostik" reference in "L'amore"
Fantastic !!