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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Caterina Valente..320.Kbps

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 Caterina in one of her quiet moods still a good selection of songs...just proving what a fantastic singer she is...she can do quiet just as well as all the vocal gymnastics that she is known for...best track is "Day By Day"!!
 
1. Love Letters
2. It Might As Well Be Spring
3. This Is All I Ask
4. Ebb Tide
5. What Now My Love
6. Somewhere

1. I Believe
2. All The Things You Are
3. Day By Day
4. The Riddle Song
5. My Colouring Book


Johnny Mathis..320.Kbps

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 First track first side "Woman Woman" is one of Johnny's best tracks....Here he is singing a selection of not well known songs with the exception of "Feel Like Makin' Love"...and doing it in his own unique style...I usualy like him better singing uptempo songs but the slow ones on this one are great...it's from 1974 and I recon his voice was at it's peak....not that there is anything wrong with his today's voice....but as with everyone's voice even the ones who can't sing do change as you get older !!!

 1. Woman Woman
2. Sail On White Moon
3. It's Gone
4. House For Sale
5. Feel Like Makin' Love

1. Memories Don't Leave Like People Do
2. Strangers In Dark Corners
3. Wendy
4. The Heart Of A Woman
5. The Way We Planned It

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Nat King Cole

We now have some early recordings of "Nat's...and we are still over the channel !! at "Bob's Place !!


 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Stanley Black & The London Festival Orchestra

We are still in "Belguim" via "Bob" even though it say's "France" on this L/P's cover !!...a good selection of definatly French Tunes and songs...along with the "London Festival Orchestra" & "The Mormon Choir" !!



The Blue Diamonds

We now have a "Dutch" duo and "Ramona" is a blast !!..so is the rest of this L/P even though most of the songs are "Covers" they are different and the Guy's accent's comes through on certain tracks which gives the sound a lift !!!...Note the "Ray Conniff" sound on "Red Sails In The Sunset...pure magic !!!never heard them before so this was a bonus and it came from "Bob" in Begium cheers mate !!


 

Mario Lanza

Nice to hear Mario's versions of Show Tunes showing how he could sing popular songs as well as all the "Opera" Aria's.....and he does a great job on them !



Liza Minnelli.320 Kbps

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 This is Liza at her peak in voice and performance as it says on the cover "A Concert For Television"and its a good one...I believe you can get it on a DVD I've got it on a VHS recorded from the TV ! If anyone can remember that's the way we did it in the dark ages !!

P.S. As this is a live performance there are no gaps in the tracks so I have recorded them as Side 1 and Side 2....Great recording of "You've Let Yourself Go" equals the composer's recording "Charles Aznavour's"!!!!!

1. Yes
2. God Bless The Child
3. Liza With A "Z"
4. It Was A Good Time
5. I Gotcha
6. Ring Them Bells

1. Son Of A Preacher Man
2. Bye Bye Blackbird
3. You've Let Yourself Go
4. My Mammy
5. Medley From "Cabaret"
    a. Wilkomen
    b. Married
    c. Money Money
    d. Maybe This Time
    e. Cabaret

Johnny Mathis & Natalie Cole.320.Kbps

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 "Johnny Mathis" & "Natalie Cole" In 1983 on a BBC Television Show...The L/P speaks for itself !!






Helen Reddy.320.Kbps

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 It's 1979 and the Disco beat gets everywhere !!.....A nice set of contempary late 70's songs sung in great style by the Lady with the easy recognisable voice......"Make Love To Me" goes on & on & on & on & on with that crazy Disco beat.....BUT its a good Un' !!!

1. Trying To Get To You
2. Perfect Love Affair
3. The Magic Is Still There
4. Make Love To Me

1. Minute By Minute
2. Let Me Be Your Woman
3. You're So Good
4. Words Are Not Enough
5. Sing My Heart Out

 

Sergio Franchi.320.Kbps

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  Not in the same class as "Mario Lanza" but a good tenor from the 60's....it says on the back sleeve that his appearance on British TV namely "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" started his career...its a good nostalgic walk or stroll down the "Italian Streets" !!!

P.S. Just a quick note !..the year is1962 ! so when the "Italy's Brilliant New Tenor" that is on the front is 53 Years ago !!!!......Cor' don't time Fly !!!!

1. Core 'ngrato
2. Funniculi Funicula
3. O Sole Mio
4. Mattinata
5. Mamma Mia Che Vo' Sape
6. La Vilanella

1. Marechiare
2. A Vucchella
3. Come facette Mammeta
4. Fenesta Che Lucive
5. Torna a Surriento
6. O Surdato Namorato 


Gerard Kenny.320.Kbps

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 This one is one of the better Singer Songwriters from the late 70's and it's a bit "Poppy" but its good....It's one of these L/P's the more you play and listen to it the better it becomes....so give it a go you will be pleasantly surprised...all the songs are written by Gerard and there is a couple of "goodies" in it




1. Fit To Be Tied / Music And Words
2. Son Of A Song And Dance Man 
3. D-D-D-Dancin'
4. Love
1. New York New York / Pavement Princess
2. Drinking
3. Nickels And Dimes
4.Made It Thru The Rain 


Caterina Valente.320 Kbps

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Back now in the Computer Room at home doing some Re-Posts after that journey that got me wet and windy on that "Carpet" !!!

 Another "Polydor" recording of Caterina's she sings in 6 languages on this one....

P.S. Sorry for the jumps on some of the tracks have tried to get rid of them but failed !!....Still it is over 50 years old and been played thousands of times !!!

1. Haiti Cherie
2. Just You Just Me
3. Un Poquito De Tu Amour
4. Lorsque L'Amour Vient
5. Forsok Med Mej
6. Amedeo
7. Wo Meine Sonne Scheint

1. Jeremie Voici L'Heure
2. Pardon Madame
3. Jalousie
4. IL Sole Mi Fa Cantare
5. El Mosquito
6. Istanbul
7. Une Nuit A Rio Grande



The Pentangle


Must have found that "Magic Carpet" in the "Record Shop" because after that swift visit to "Bob" via "Belgium" for the last post I'm back in "New York" and I'm not wet or my arms don't ache !!......Now I have heard of "The Pentangle"but have never actually heard any of there tracks so this also is new to me...first impresions very "Folksy"which I presume is the right "Genre"...will have to listen to this one more to appreciate it more !!



Stanly Black & Orchestra

Another "Easy Listening" L/P of well know tunes in the "Latin" tempo so sit back and enjoy some "Cool" music !!...or get the "Maraca's" out !!!!.....we are back in "Belgium" !!!




 

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Free Design

This is a new one on me so I guess for once the "Title" does mean what it says !!!....Its an "Enoch Light" production so there is plenty of "Stereo Action"

 The Free Design was a Delevan, New York-based sunshine pop band. Though they did not achieve much commercial recognition during their main recording career, their work later influenced bands including Stereolab, Cornelius, Pizzicato Five, Beck and The High Llamas.[not verified in body]


Peggy Lee & George Shearing

Still in the land of the "Eagle" and a couple of home grown entertainers that fully deserve the title of "Greats"....what's greater than spending some time with the "Husky/ Silky"voice of "Peggy" and the hands of "George"...100% Listenability !!!

1. Do I Love You 
2. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
3. Dreams Come True
4. All Too Soon
5. Mambo In Miami 
6. Isn't It Romantic

1. Blue Prelude
2.You Came A Long Way From St Louis
3. Always True To You In My Fashion
4. There'll Be Another Spring
5. Get Out Of Town
6. Satin Doll




Don Lusher Band

We "Brits" get everywhere another L/P from an "English" musician who has played in most of the "British Big Bands" of the day going right back to "Ted Heath"...Unfortunatly he is no longer with us....A very pleasant selection of tunes and songs that makes easy listening "Easy"