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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Ella Fitzgerald...320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Sturgeonjohnp
 Here's Ella Having a Go at Country & Western....I Believe that this was originally a "Capitol Records" release called "Misty Blue".....

1. Misty Blue
2. Walkin' In The Sunshine
3. It's Only Love
4. Evil On Your Mind
5. I Taught Him Everything He Knows
6. Don't let The Doorknob Hit You

1. Turn The World Around The Other Way
2. The Chokin' Kind
3. Born To Lose
4. This Gun Don't Care
5. Don't Touch Me

Anne Shelton...320 Kbps

I wish I had taken more care of the sleeves of my L/P's cos' this one is falling to pieces hence the sellotape around the edges but after 50 odd years it peels off leaving a yellow stain as you can see...that's the adhesive dried out....But that does not make any difference to the contents of the record...A fantastic one is this... Anne Shelton at her peak and sounding great....Now where are all the Classy English singers of today they seemed to have disappeared I wish we had some singers that have crystal clear voices so we can understand the words of the song they are singing....Okay styles and songs have changed over the last 50 odd years so its good job that "Edison" had a brainwave"!!!!...Oh yes forgot we do have a classy singer of today "Dame Shirley" of course...anybody got any other idea's!!!
P.S. This L/P is the best that Anne recorded I got it when I was in the army "Royal  Signals" in "Bahrain"in 1958.....I wonder if any "Ex Signals" out there are looking in and remembers!!.....or is the coincidence a bit far fetched !!!!
1. My Heart Sings
2. Now I Know
3. How Did He Look
4. Tangerine
5. I'll Never Smile Again
6. There's a Lull In My Life
1. September Song
2. Let There Be Love
3. I Remember You
4. Taking a Chance On Love
5. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 
6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Shelly Manne - On The Street Where You Live

Shelly Mann & His Friends...320.Kbps

 Now this L/P is a classic... when it came out it was the top selling "Jazz L/P" for over a year or more !!...It's a modern jazz interpretation of some of the songs but they don't mess around with the melody... true they do do some improvisations which does veer from the melody but not too much you can still tell what tune it is....when I bought it a lot of my friends didn't want to listen to it but I persevered and eventually they did have a listen and liked it....It is not like any other Modern Jazz record its 100% cool and adventurous and give it a won't be sorry....great to find a video on "youtube" so have a listen to that and you will see what I mean !!

 1. Get Me To The Church On Time
2. On The Street Where You Live
3. I've grown Accustomed To Her Face
4. Would'nt It be Luverly

1. Ascot Gavotte
2. Show Me
3. With A Little Bit Of Luck
4. I Could have danced All Night

Ella Fitzgerald..320 Kbps


 These are some of Ella's earlier recordings...recorded between 1938-1957..including her best scat recordings "Flying Home" "Oh Lady Be Good" and "How High The Moon"....although she has done these many many times on her live recordings to me these are definitely the definitive ones !!..It's great to hear the young voice of Ella and hear how her voice changes from "The little girl voice"to the rich silky perfect diction voice that we all love !!

 1. A-Tisket A-Tasket
2. Undecided
3. Stairway To The Stars
4. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
5. It's Only A Paper Moon
6. Flying Home

1. I Love You For Sentimental reasons
2. Oh Lady Be Good
3. How High The Moon
4. It's Too Soon To Know
5. Basin Street Blues
6. I Had'nt Anyone Till You


Russ Conway...320.Kbps

Let's celebrate the over a Million hits of this Blog with a classy "Honky Tonk" style of piano !!
No over produced orchestration just a "Guy" having fun playing and as the title say's "Enjoy Yourself".....and he did and hopefully all you out there in the "Cosmos" will !!!

1. Get Happy
2. Enjoy Yourself
3. SWinging On A Star
4. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
5. In A Shady Nook
6. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
7. It Had To Be You
8. Don't Bring Lulu 

1. Beyond The Blue Horizon
2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
3. This Can't Be Love
4. Whispering
5. Mister Sandman
6. Alice Blue Gown
7. When I Take My Sugar To Tea
8. Smile Darn Ya Smile

Jane Powell...3 Sailors & A Girl...320 Kbps

Soundtrack from one of Jane Powell's lesser known films....

1. Your But Oh So Right
2. Kiss Me Or I'll Scream
3. Face To Face
4. The Lately Song

1. There Must Be A Reason
2. When Its Love
3. Show Me A Happy Woman
4. My Heart Is A Singing Heart
5. Home Is Where The Heart Is


Ella Fitzgerald...320 KBps

Here is the first of the other "Best" Song Book.....I think that the first two that she did are by far the best "Ella" recorded !!

1. Have You Met Miss Jones
2. You Took Advantage Of Me
3. A Ship Without A Sail
4. To Keep My Love Alive
5. Dancing on The Ceiling
6. The Lady Is A Tramp
7. With A Song In My Heart
8. Manhattan

1. Johnny One Note
2. I Wish I Were In Love Again
3. Spring Is Here
4. It Never Entered My Mind
5. This Can't Be Love
6. Thou Swell
7. My Romance
8. Where Or When
9. Little Girl Blue

Tony Bennett...320 Kbps

Here's a "Tony Bennett" that I have not seen or heard of !!...It's a great one as well even tho' its on a "Budget Label"and has "Electronically Created Stereo" !! the back cover says he uses drums in many ways and it is definatly a good sound....I should think that it dates to the late 60' dated on the record or sleeves !!!.....Pity There Is Only 10 Tracks !!!

1. Lets Begin
2. Lullaby Of Broadway
3. Let There Be Love
4. Love For Sale
5. Crazy Rhythm

1. The Beat Of My Heart
2. Blues In The Night
3. Lazy Afternoon
4. Let's Face The Music And Dance
5. Just One Of Those Things