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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Johnny Logan

Let's see what Goodies "Bob" from Belgium has for us now...In 1980 & 1987 this guy won the "Eurovision Song Contest" and is the only one who has won it twice !!


Mitch Miller & The Gang

Fancy a "Sing-a-Long" !!!.....great to help keep one of those long gone parties going !!.... shades of "Ray Conniff " with that shuffle beat !!...don't know what the youngster's of today would make of them !!!..If they could keep off their phones! or tablets! or i.pads ect... for more than a couple of mins !!




 

Mantovani & Orchestra

Still with "Bob" for this one as well !!...the sweeping strings of "Mantovani" with some great and well known tunes that we could definatly call "Standards !!




Stanly Black & Orchestra

First track sets the mood for this excellent "Phase4 Stereo" production by "Stanley Black" hence the title !!...The piano is featured predominately so being that "Stanley" plays piano we can assume that it is him playing as well as conducting !!...great selection of songs !!


 

Al Stewart

Ok so enough of my musical taste!! lets see what "USA" has to offer via "John" at the record store !!...Can't say I have heard of this singer so I had to "Google" him to find out some info...turns out that he is a "Scottish" folk singer from the 60's...


 Alastair Ian "Al" Stewart (born 5 September 1945) is a Glasgow-born[1] singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of characters and events from history.[2]







Eddie Albert

Change of pace and style now bit of CW (I think)...american actor "Eddie Albert" giving it a go !!..we certainly have a mixture this time !!!..."Variety Is The Spice Of Life" !!!!




 

Mary Wells

Back to reality now with some "Tamla Motown" tracks in glorious "Mono" !!...featuring of course her Hit "My Guy"...



 

Harpers Bizarre

Harpers Bizarre was an American sunshine pop band of the 1960s, best known for their Broadway/sunshine pop sound and their remake of Simon & Garfunkel's "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

Slightly Psychedelic but interesting set of songs !!

1. Come To The Sunshine
2. Happy Talk
3.Come Love
4. Raspberry Rug
5. 59th Bridge Song ( Feeling Groovy)

1. The Debutantes Ball
2. Happyland
3. Peter And The Wolf
4. I Can Hear The Darkness
5. Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear


April Stevens

What a different voice as sexy as the cover!!...well worth a listen if you have not heard of "April"





Booker T & The M.G.s

Let's have a bit of "Funk & Soul"....

 Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul.
 They also released instrumental records under their own name, of which the best known is the 1962 hit single "Green Onions".[1] As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of its era. By the mid-1960s, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like Booker T. & the M.G.'s.[2][3]



Diana Ross

No need for a "Google"search for this singer !!!.."Diana" minus the other two !!..just a couple of songs that I recognise...But the voice is great !!



Friday, 9 September 2016

Charles Aznavour.320 Kbps

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 Ok now off we go again this time we will have some Re-Posts before we go Zipping Around the world again !!

 Another Aznavour selection of songs sung in English and recorded in England sung as only "Charlie" can...I always think that the voice doesn't suit the face !!...BUT saying that its not a bad thing !!..the voice is great !!

1. Then
2. Let's Turn Out The Lights
3. I Will Warm Your Heart
4. It's Heaven
5. Take Me Along

1. The Happy Days
2. You Make Me Hungry For Your Love
3. Until Tomorrow Comes
4. Pretty Shitty Days
5. We Had It All


Renaissance.320 Kbps

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 Another one from the "Symphonic" sounding group....But this time not so loud and they have toned down the sound so you can hear the sweet clear sound of "Annie Haslam's" voice...again the more you listen to it the better it becomes....stand out tracks are "Richard IX" and "The Entertainer"!!!
1. Flight
2. Missing Persons
3. Chagrin Boulevard
4. Richard IX
5. The Entertainer

1. Electric Avenue
2. Majik
3. Distant Horizons
4. Orient Express
5. Auto-Tech
 
 

Johnny Mathis.320 Kbps

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 Of all of the Johnny Mathis L/p's that are out there this in my opinion is one of his best...typically 70's sounds sung by Johnny at his peak !

1. I'm Coming Home
2. I'd Rather Be Here With You
3. Foolish
4. I'm Stone In Love With You
5. And I Think That's What I'll Do

1. Life Is A Song Worth Singing
2. A Baby's Born 
3. Sweet Child
4. Stop Look And Listen To Your Heart
5. I Just Wanted To Be Me

Jack Jones.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Terry Peck


Jack Jones singing songs from the 70's faultlessly once again !!

1. If
2. If You Could Read My Mind
3. It's To Late
4. Doesn't Anybody Know
5. Love Looks Good On You

1. A Song For You
2. What Have They Done To The Moon
3. Let Me Be The One
4. Pure Imagination
5. This Is You Life
6. There's Still Time


 

Georgie Fame.320 Kbps

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 I always thought that "Georgie Fame" could do better than his "Pop" songs...and here is an L/P that just proves that...just a bit of inside information that I have read somewhere...on the first side of this album second track "Blossom" is dedicated to singer songwriter
 "Blossom Dearie" she wrote and recorded a song called "Sweet Georgie Fame" on one of her albums so he has reciprocated with one about her...Ain't that sweet !!...love the track "Vino Tequila" Hic Hic !! Side Two is better than Side One






 

Dave Mason & Cass Elliot.320 Kbps

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  When I saw this L/P in a Junk Shop I thought I may as well get it it only cost about 50p....I was disappointed tho' "Cass" only sings one song on her own and the rest of the tracks I assume that she is singing with Dave Mason who incidentally I hadn't heard of !!.....Isn't it strange that it is only when "Cass Elliot" sings on her own that you get that rich unique sounding voice...when she was with "The Mama's And The Papa's" and on this L/P her voice seems to blend in and lose that uniqueness....The L/P as a whole is a run of the mill production nothing exiting is happening which is a pity because there is not much of  "Cass Elliot's" recordings available !!!
And Isn't that a great picture of "Cass"!!!!!

 1. Walk To The Point
2. On And On
3. To be Free
4. Here We Go Again
5. Pleasing You

1. Sit And Wonder
2. Something To Make You Happy
3. To Much Truth To Much Love 
4. Next To You
5. Glittering Facade

Monday, 5 September 2016

Just thought I might pop another"Quizicle" strand in....One of my all time favourite songs !!
sung buy "Who" !!....Two tracks this time one male and one female....Both are slightly more difficult than the first "Quizicle"...so if you get them right you can award yourself a GOLD STAR !!!*******Both are great versions of the song !!!

Pia Beck

Re-Post Requested By A. Kemp

 Thanks to "Bob" who introduced me to "Pia" that's the way a piano should be played !
This is pure "Magic"!!!!....For those who love the piano and have not heard of Pia this is a definate download for you you definitely wont be disappointed !!