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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Peter Nero.320 Kbps


 Not had any piano music for a while so here's a good one....could be two for the price of one !! but it aint'....Its not "Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass" playing but if you didn't know it could be !!....reading that back it's as clear as mud !!......Anyway its a good one with "Peter Nero" at his best.. early recording of his 1971 to be exact

 1. The Mexican Shuffle
2. A Taste Of Honey
3. Spanish Flea
4. Flamingo
5. What Now My Love
6. The Lonely Bull

1. El Matador
2. Tijuana Taxi
3. Crea Mi Amor
4. Zorba The Creek
5. La Playa
6. The Work Song

01. The Mexican Shuffle.mp3

Stan Kenton.320 Kbps


 I wasn't going to post this L/P because even now having bought it 50 odd years ago It's still a mystery to me...Do I Like It ? well that has been going round my brain for the said 50 years !!
It really has no Melody but there is something fascinating about it....You can Compare it to a "Picasso" abstract painting  I suppose !!...Even the composer "Bob Graettinger" states on the back..."The Music Of "The City Of Glass" is primary abstract and non-objective"!!!...whatever that means !!....SOOOOO if you want a challenge and want something that is "Out Of This world"give it a listen and make a comment would love to hear what everyone thinks about it...or am I on my own thinking I might like it in another 50 years !!!.....It is a 10 inch L/P and only lasts for aprox 18 mins....

1. Entrance Into The City
2. The Structures
3. Dance Before The Mirror
4. Reflections



Saturday, 29 April 2017

3 x 45's.320 Kbps

3 more 45's picked out at random !!!!...Lucky Dip Time !!!

1. Turn The Tide....Johnny Hates Jazz
2. Breaking Point....Johnny Hates Jazz

1. Heaven Above Me....Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
2. Can We Find Love Again....Peabo Bryson & Roberto Flack

1. La Casa Latina....OFF
2. New Style....OFF

Tracy Ullman.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By WKC.

 Here is another one from my "Sleepy 80's" period !!...I have heard of her and seen a couple of T/V shows she was in...but didn't take much notice !! So here is what "Google" says about "Tracy Ullman"...

 Tracey Ullman (born 30 December 1959) is an English-American stage and television actress, comedian, singer, dancer, director, author, and screenwriter of dual British and American citizenship.
Her early appearances were on British TV sketch comedy shows A Kick Up the Eighties (with Rik Mayall and Miriam Margolyes) and Three of a Kind (with Lenny Henry and David Copperfield). After a brief but high-profile singing career, she appeared as Candice Valentine in Girls on Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
She emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States where she starred in her own network television comedy series, The Tracey Ullman Show, from 1987 until 1990. She later produced programmes for HBO, including Tracey Takes On... (1996–99), for which she garnered numerous awards. She has also appeared in several feature films. Ullman's most recent sketch comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, ran from 2008 to 2010 on Showtime.

1. Breakaway
2. Long Live Love
3. Shattered
4. Oh What A Night
5. Life Is A Rock But Radio Rolled Me

1. Move Over Darling
2. Bobby's Girl
3. They Don't Know
4. I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear
5. You Broke My Heart In 17 places
6. I'll Close My Eyes And Count To Ten


Jennifer Rush.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Angstytimelord.


Every so often a singer records a song that becomes the definitive version of that song and here we have just that !!..I am of course talking about "The Power Of Love" !!!...The rest of the songs on this L/P I have only heard once so will leave the comments open to the "Cosmos" !!!!

1. Madonna's Eyes
2. 25 Lovers
3. Come Give Me Your Hand
4. Nobody Move
5. Never Gonna Turn Back Again

1. Ring Of Ice
2. Into My Dreams
3. I See A Shadow Not A Fantasy
4. Surrender
5. The Power Of Love

05. Never Gonna Turn Back Again.mp3

Caterina Valente.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Beatlesloverboris.

 Caterina Valente Live in Germany....doesn't say on the sleeve or on the L/P what the year was but I should think that it was in the early 70's....Soooooooo a nice treat for all you Guys & Gals
In Germany 

Max Bygraves.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Anonymous

 A selection of songs sung well but nothing that jumps out and "Grabs" you !!!!

1. Jealous Heart
2. My Cup Runneth Over
3. Harmonizing with (Kenny Ball)
4. Rolling Round The World
5. Bachelor Boy

1. Games That Lovers Play
2. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
3. Always Together 
4. Once A Star Of Music Hall
5. Daydream

10. Daydream.mp3

Barbara Dickson

Re- Post Requested by Anonymous

 The Song "Answer Me" gets a great different arrangment from the "Songtress" that is "Barbra Dickson"...a great collection of her "Hits" !!!

11 Stardust.mp3

Friday, 28 April 2017

Viva Stereo 70.320 Kpbs

Re-Post Requested By Tutorman.

 Here's one that was recorded for the "Stereo" market.....a nice set of tracks that if you have some good stereo equipment they "Shine"!!!!

 1. El Rio
2. The Music Played
3. Masquerade
4. El Condor Pasa
5. Guantanamera
6. Song Of Joy

1. En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
2. Viva
3. El Seneca
4. I Can See Only You
5. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

  04. El Condor Pasa.mp3

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Shirley Bassey

John in the record store in New York must have a time machine hidden in the back room somewhere !! because I had these three "EP's" many years ago till they disappeared when I moved into my first flat !!!.....all the tracks are on this blog in other L/P's but its nice to see them once again in their original form !!!...Thanks John

1. Born To Sing The Blues 
2. Somebody Loves Me
3. My Body's More Important Than my Mind
4. Sex
5. I've Got You Under my Skin
6. Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
7. As I Love You
8. There's Never Been A Night Like This
9. Hands Across The Sea
10. Born To Sing The Blues
11. Basin Street Blues
12. Careless Love Blues
13. The Birth Of The Blues

07. As I Love You.mp3

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Saskia & Serge

Saskia & Serge are a Dutch vocal duo consisting of singer Trudy van den Berg (born 23 April 1947, and singer-guitarist Ruud Schaap (born 22 March 1946. They are known for their participation in the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, and have enjoyed a long and successful career in their native Netherlands.

Shades of ABBA on this one !!...and there are three tracks with the same titles of very popular hits that are not them but different songs !!......Thanks Bob for all your contributions !!

04 He loves another woman.mp3

Michel Legrand

Another one for folks in "France" all songs are written by "Michel" none of them I recognise as maybe having been translated in English so the sound bite will be a lucky dip !!..two of the tracks feature "Nana Mouskouri".....from Bob of course !!
Sound Bite translates as...."When We Love" !!!

07 Quand on s'aime.mp3

Mario Lanza

Its great to be reminded of the glorious voice of Mario Lanza and here he is at his best !!...courtesy of  Belguim Bob !!!

11 Gaudeamus igitur.mp3

George Shearing

Not had any piano music for a while so here is one of the best....pity the notes are not in English seems to be taken at a live performance maybe someone out there will enlighten us !!!...thanks Bob for this one !

08 September in the rain.mp3

Roger Miller

Roger Miller is getting a lot of exposure recently this time from a film !!...I have not seen the film so not sure if this is from the sound track and featured in the film or a studio recording based on the film !.....Lots of narrative as well as singing !!!

01 - The Ballad Of Waterhole #3 (Code Of The West).mp3

Lena Horne

We are getting some early recordings of artists on this trip over the pond...Thanks John !!

1. Tomorrow Mountain
2.  Out Of This World
3. Summertime
4. Mad About The Boy
5.  Ridin' On The Moon
6. Stormy Weather

1. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
2. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
3. I'll Be Around
4. I Wonder What became Of Me
5. Just One Of Those Things

 In singing there is Ella. In the night clubs there is Hildegarde. In the movies there is Lena. Just a first name, and yet everybody knows exactly whom you mean. This is the compliment supreme among entertainers.

And in all three -in singing, night clubs and movies- there is the entertainer supreme -Lena- a fascinating mixture of talent, charm and beauty- a lovely, intelligent and literate creature with an amazingly innate perception of the songs she sings and the people to whom she sings them.

This is Lena, who admires Ella and Frank and Sarah because "they don't take themselves too seriously. They have that touch of light humor, of seeming to say 'You know I'm kidding, I'm not really irresistible,' when they sing a song like Just One Of Those Things

Lena sings a song like that -in fact, that very song- in this splendid collection of her most charming musical messages. And there are many more tunes, too, some equally famous, others smart and sensitive songs that seem to be reserved for a singer equally smart and sensitive, who treats them with respect and admiration as well as with all the understanding and tenderness and humor that are so very much the singing style and the personality of one very wonderful woman named Lena.

04 - Mad About The Boy.mp3

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Some catchy songs now including the "World Wide Hit" by the name of "Ruby" !!

05 - Listen To The Music.mp3

Brenda Lee

Starting in 1956 some very early Brenda's recording's pity that it only goes up to 1966...her voice definatly changes through the years see my other post of hers !!....Even in the 10 years that this L/P covers you can hear the diference !!!..and of course the type of songs do make the difference..from 1961 on they are less frantic !! the sound bite is the 1956 one to give you a taste!!


Bonnie Baker

Bonnie Baker (née Evelyn Underhill or Nelson, April 1, 1917 – August 11, 1990) was an American singer of jazz and popular music and was known from 1936 to the end of her performing career as Wee Bonnie Baker. Her biggest hit was "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!," recorded with the Orrin Tucker Orchestra in 1939.

 I would guess that these are not the  1939 Recordings !!

This voice is different as chalk is from cheese to the post below "Big Maybelle" !!....both singers I have not heard before so as you will probably guess we have some from John in New York !!

Her girlish voice, described as "like a tiny silver bell, soft but tonally true", was used on a version of the 1917 song "Oh Johnny, Oh!", written by Abe Olman and Ed Rose. It was recorded with the Orrin Tucker Orchestra on August 20, 1939, in Los Angeles. Released on Columbia Records, it became hugely popular in 1940, reaching no. 2 on the Billboard pop chart, remaining on the chart for 14 weeks, and selling 1.5 million copies. It was also Orrin Tucker's biggest hit. She also had success with the songs "You'd Be Surprised", "Billy", "Would Ja Mind?", and "Especially For You".

09 -the-bongo-songs.mp3