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Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66

Some music now with that latin feel !!
A visit to "John's" Record Store / Shop !! now for some Goodies !!

1. Wichita Lineman
2. Norwegian Wood
3. Some Time Ago
4. Moanin'
5. Look Who's Mine

1. Ye Me Le
2. Easy To be Heard
3. Where Are You Comming From
4. Masqureade
5. What The World Needs Now




02 Norwegian Wood .mp3

Pete Jolly

Not had any piano music for some time so here is one that's also new to me ! not heard of Pete Jolly before so this is a first for me !!

1. Widows Of The World
2. Serenata
3. Dindi
4. You've Got To Be There
5. Like A Lover

1. Lonely Girl
2. Amy's Theme
3. Love So Fine
4. For Carl
5. Dancing In The Street

02 Serenata.mp3

Nancy Holloway

Its great when I come across a singer that I have not heard before and this one is no exception !
she has a voice that could be instantly recognisable if there were more recordings of her !! as it say's below "France's gain the rest of the Musical world our loss " !!!...thank's John !!
Its well worth a listen to if you like different voices !!

 America's loss is France's gain. Nancy Holloway migrated to France primarily because of a sour, premature marriage and has remained a resident for more than 40 years, enjoying success as a recording artist and actress. Holloway's fame hasn't extended far past French borders, where she continues to record, sing, and appear in plush jazz nightspots. Though born and raised in America, she's virtually unknown in the United States. 

1. Hello Dolly
2. Why Do Springtime
3. Mame
4. As Long As He Needs Me
5. Big Spender
6. Light My Fire

1. Raindrops Keep Falling On my Head
2. I Loves You Porgy
3. You're No Good
4. People
5. Mack The Knife
6. Hurt So Bad




b-04 people.mp3

Gisele MacKenzie

A songbird from the 50's...singing songs of the 50's !!

Gisèle MacKenzie was a Canadian singer, best known for her performances on the US television program Your Hit Parade.
 MacKenzie recorded albums and singles on various record labels, most notably Capitol and RCA, Everest, Mercury, Liberty Sunset, Cricket Playhour (Pickwick). In 1953 she reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart, with her rendition of "Seven Lonely Days".[2]
 MacKenzie has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 1601 Vine.

1. Stranger In Paradise
2. Hey There
3. Song From The Moulin Rouge
4. Blue Tango
5. Half as Much
6. Too Young

1. Moonglow
2. Unchained Melody
3. Learning The Blues
4. Ebb Tide
5. Slow Poke
6. Answer Me



09 -learnin-the-blues.mp3

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby & Fred Waring

I should think that by now you will realise that I am at  "John's record Store over the pond so the posts above and the one below are from the USA.
Somehow the tracks are not in the same order as the back cover ...must have been those "Space Gremlins" !!!

03 - Let Us Break Bread Together.mp3

Ella Fitzgerald

Here's an Ella which I have not got !!...I thank John for the post !!...but I am sure that this was televised at some point in time in the UK...because I remember seeing her do the "It Don't Mean A Thing" and thinking it was great...It says on the back  recorded at "Ronnie Scott's"  in 1974....so unless my memory is playing tricks its possible !!

 1. Sweet Geogia Brown
2.  They Can't Take That Away From Me
3. Everytime We Say Goodbye
4. The Man I Love
5. It Don't Mean A Thing 

1. Youv'e Got A Friend 
2. Lemon Drop
3. The Very Thought Of You
4. Happy Blues

05. It Don't Mean A Thing.mp3

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Trini Lopez

 A very catchy and different versions of some well known songs....in the truly TL style
The cover reflects tracks on the first side !!....We are Belgium bound !!!


07 I heard it Through the grapevine.mp3

The Rubettes

Another blast from the past !!!...Thanks Bob !!


04 The way of love.mp3

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Stephane Grappelli

It's great to hear the Jazz violin played by the Maestro that is "Stephame Grappelli !!...so we have a whole hour to enjoy courtesy of "Pye Golden Hour" Series !!....Thanks Bob !
 Love Jazz Violin !!!

10 Avalon.mp3

Kermisorgel Verbeek 1920

We always seem to get something different when we dip our feet in the channel and end up in Belguim !.....memories of Fairground Organs !!...at least that what this selection brings back memories of !!....Thanks  "Bob" !!


06 Moonflight.mp3

Neal Hefti Quintet

This one and the ones below are some great L/P's supplied by John ! across the pond of course I hope every one enjoys them as much as I do !!!.... Cheers John !!!


07 Poor People Of Paris.mp3

The Swingle Singers

Here's an unusual one all the way from John's record store over the pond !...The Swingle's doing some popular American songs!!...still "Shubee Dooin" and not a word in sight !..but still sounding great and cool !!!


06. Saints Fugue.mp3

Shirley Bassey

On July 8 th. 1974 Shirley Bassey performed at Kosei-Nenkin Kaikan Hall in Tokyo. The concert was recorded for televison and probably only broadcast in Japan. Here we have songs from that concert: Goldfinger, Sing, Diamonds Are Forever, Day By Day, Yesterday When I was Young (her biggest hit ever in Japan) Something. The concert was released on a double-LP but only in Japan. Probably because it came just a year after the release of “Live at Carnegie Hall”, which featured a very similar track listing to “Live in Japan”.

Thanks John for this rare gem !

1. Goldfinger
2. Sing
3. Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
4. Make The World A Little Younger
5. Going Going Gone
6. Without You
7. Diamonds Are Forever
8. When You Smile
9. All That Love Went To Waste
10. Big Spender
11. Day By Day
12. Never Never Never
13. Something
14. Yesterday When I Was Young
15. Intro Of Orch
16. You And I
17. This Is My Life

Shirley Bassey -Live in 1974 Japan-


Petula Clark

When this L/P was released "Pet" was 23 !....so here are some of her early recordings

1. Somebody
2. A Long Way To Go
3. Little Johnny Rainbow
4. Majorca

1. Smile
2. Fascinating Rhythm
3. Helpless
4. The Little Shoemaker





04 - Majorca.mp3

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Stylistics.320 Kbps

Group from the 70's now !! giving some "Welly" to the songs that typically are the sound of the 70's !!


09. Star On a TV Show.mp3

The Beverley Sisters.320 Kbps

Here we have another dose of the "Bevs" I should imagine that these might be some of their 45's releases of the bygone age of innocence !!!

1. The Little Drummer Boy
2. The Toy Drum
3. The Young Cavaliero
4. Left Right Out Of your Heart
5. Doodle Doo Doo
6. It's Illegal It's Immoral or It Makes You Fat

1. Have You Ever Been Lonely
2. You Ought To Have A Wife 
3. Greensleeves
4. I Remember Mama
5. I've Started Courtin'
6. I'll See You In my Dreams

06. Its Illegal Its Immoral Or It Makes You Fat.mp3

John Denver.320 Kbps

This seems to me to be John's country and western L/P...if you are a JD fan you will love it !!



1. Downhill Stuff
2. Sweet Melinda
3. What's On Your Mind
4. Joseph & Joe
5. Life Is Good
6. Berkeley Woman

1. Johnny B Goode
2. Your'e So Beautiful
3. Southwind
4. Garden Song
5. Songs Of 




01. Downhill Stuff.mp3

George Harrison.320 Kbps

Although this L/P is called "The Best Of" Side One is with the Beatles !!..so you have two for the price of one !!!


07. My Sweet Lord.mp3

Pat Boone.320 Kbps

With this compilation I think that we may all of Pat's early hits !!...so enjoy them over and over and over again !!


15. Quando Quando Quando.mp3

Cat Stevens.320 Kbps

Some early Cat Stevens now when he was still "Cat Stevens" !!...some of these tracks have now become modern standard's !!

1. Where Do The Childred Play
2. Hard Headed Woman
3. Wild World
4. Sad Lisa
5. Miles From Nowhere

1. But I Might Die Tonight
2. Longer Boats
3. Into White
4. On The Road To Findout
5. Father And Son
6. Tea For The Tillerman

10. Father And Son.mp3