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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Pam Ayres.320 Kbps

Re-Post requested by Gav

 Something entirely different now...I guess this will not be to everybody taste but be brave and adventurous and listen to some "British Humour" !!!

 Pam Ayres MBE (born 14 March 1947) is an English poet, comedian, songwriter and presenter of radio and television programmes.
 In 1975, Ayres appeared on the television talent show Opportunity Knocks. This led to a wide variety of guest appearances on TV and radio shows.[3] Since then she has published six books of poems, toured in a one-woman stage show, hosted her own TV show and performed her stage show for the Queen.Her poetry has a deceptively simple style and deals with everyday subject matter. Her poem Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth, was voted into the Top 10 of a BBC poll to find the Nation's 100 Favourite Comic Poems. In the UK Arts Council's report on poetry, Ayres was identified as the fifth best-selling poet in Britain in 1998 and 1999.

 1. The Battery Hen
2. Oh I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth
3. Minnie Dyer
4. In Fear Of The Butcher
5. Like You Would
6. The Hegg
7. Pam Ayes And The Embarrassing Experience With The Parrot
8. Don't Sell Our Edgar no More Violins
9. Not You Basil

1. In Defence Of Hedgehogs
2. Time
3. The Stuffed Horse
4. I'm A Starling..Me Darling
5. The Bike
6. Fling Another Chair Leg On The Fire Mother
7. Father Dear Father Come Home With Me Now
8. Good Will To Men Give Us Your Money
9. Oh No I've Got A Cold

VA.Stereo Musical Showcase.320 Kbps

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 Lets have a listen now at the light classical music that will be familiar to just about everyone...Unless of course you live on the Moon ! or Mars ! Venus ! Ect....or if you live on a "Space Station" first track will no doubt be familiar (2001) !!!!...

 1. The Blue Danube....Franz Marszalek & The Vienna Ball Orch
2. Midnight In Moscow....Erwin Halletz & The Monte Carlo Light Symphony Orch
3. Solveig's Song....Hans Carste & The Berlin Promenade Orch
4. That Happy Feeling....Bert Kaempfert & Orch
5. Papaveri E Papere....Roberto Delgado & Orch
6. Barcarole....Hans Carste & The Berlin Orch
7. Danke Shoen....Bert Kaempfert & Orch

1. Anna....Roberto Delgado & Orch
2. Dark Eyes....Erwin Halletz & The Monte Carlo Light Symphony Orch
3. Emperor Waltz....Franz Marszalek & The Vienna Ball Orch
4. Ave Maria....Hans Carste & The Berlin Promenade Orch
5. Arrivederci Roma....Roberto Delgado & Orch
6. Sabre Dance....Erwin Halletz & The Monte Carlo Light Symphony Orch

7. Gold And Silver....Franz Marszalek & The Vienna Ball Orch



08. Anna.mp3

Helen Reddy.320 Kbps

Re-Post requested by Anonymous


The distinctive voice of "Helen Reddy" sings some catchy not so well known contemporary songs from 1983....The arrangments have that solid drum beat on most of the songs that definatly puts it into the 80's.....tracks "Imagination" and "Heartbeat" are not the popular songs these are all new songs !!

1. Handsome Dudes
2. Don't Tell Me Tonight
3. A Winner In Your Eyes
4. Lets Go Up
5. Imagination

1. Looks Like Love
2. The Way I Feel
3. Guess You Had To Be There
4. Yesterday Can't Hurt Me
5. Heartbeat


02. Don't Tell Me Tonight.mp3

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Karel Vlach Orchestra

Still have to use my wet suit for the next few posts !!..channel is still cold !!...and great to have the big band sound as the first one from Bob.!!...a snatch of info from the back cover !!
No "Dearly Beloved" but got two "Woodchoppers Ball"..which is great its one of my favourite "Big Band  Tunes ! !!!!






08 At the woodshoppers ball.mp3

Klaus Wunderlich

So now we have the digital version of the organ ( or ! is the Hammond Digital ) ?...most of the songs even though they are in German ? I think... are well known !!!..wow ! two question marks in a couple of lines...I'm sure that if I'm wrong someone out there will put me right !! this one and the one below are from Bob !!...thanks mate !!




  11 Mister Gag.mp3

Organ Sint-Bernard

This as you can see is a real pipe organ...so you can hear the difference ( I Hope) !!..from the electronic one in the post above !!...Fairground against Digital !!!


  02 Espana.mp3

Mario Lanza

The glorious voice of Mario Lanza giving us some of his "Golden" hits so says the title of this L/P !!...from the Film "Serenade"doesn't matter if they were hits or not just listen to that great missed voice !!!....all the way from Belgium !!!..Ta Bob




12 Nessun dorma.mp3

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

A great idea that is executed brilliantly by the Guy with the magic violins...And is was recorded in England !!...covering songs from Pop Jazz and even a Broadway song !!...an entirely different "Zacharias" set of recording's....Thanks Bob nice one !!!....definitely a "Luigi" recommendation !!




12 How high the moon.mp3

VA.Country Duets

Its great to hear what might be the original recordings of some of the popular songs that other artists have made into hits...this compilation definatly moves away from the "One "Two" Three" tempo of the majority of CW music !!..and is worth a listen to even if you are not a country fan !!....thanks Bob !!


04 Young love.mp3

Abbe Lane

Thought I would get the carpet out for a clean and bashing !!! BUT Lo' and behold its taken me across the pond in a flash !!!...so back pocket of my jeans will be overflowing with goodies....Thanks John for your time !!!.....you can just make out the second title of this L/P in the right hand corner "Sultry And Sassy" and its lives up to its title !!!





12-go-to-sleep-go-to-sleep-go-to-sleep.mp3

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Soeur Sourire

Couldn't let this one pass by !!...a gentle set of songs sung entirely in French !! and of course the hit that went Zooming round the world in 1961.
 In 1961, the album was recorded in Brussels at Philips; the single "Dominique" became an international hit, and in 1962 her album sold nearly two million copies. The Dominican Sister became an international celebrity, with the stage name of Sœur Sourire ("Sister Smile"). She gave concerts and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on 5 January 1964. "Dominique" was the first, and remains the only, Belgian song to be a number one hit single in the United States.

01 - Dominique.mp3

Neil Diamond

Some vintage Neil Diamond now...still in the record store browsing and finding some gems !!







06 - Cherry Cherry.mp3

Crystal Gayle

Back pocket getting a bit bulky !!..still there is still plenty of room for classy lady singers like the above....Great picture !!...I always thought that she was a country and western singer and for a start she was then she decided toi change record labels and this L/P is one of the results...its a good one with some familar songs given a different treatment which I like !!

1. Why Have You Left The OneYou Left Me For
2. Heart Mender
3. Hello I Love You
4. Talking In Your Sleep
5. Painting This Old Town Blue
6. When I Dream

1. Don't Treat me like A Stranger
2. Too Good To Throw Away
3. Cry Me a River
4. Wayward Wind
5. Someday Soon
6. I Still Miss Someone 

10-wayward_wind.mp3

Jerry Murads Harmonicats

Don't think we have had any "Harmonica's" on here yet so we have now...the arrangements are first class and the harmonica's blend in well with the orchestra...not so much featuring them as solo's but incorporating them in the orchestra....Most harmonica music I have heard don't do that !!...so this L/P sounds like a fresh sound !!.....Of course they are featured but to my mind they blend in perfectly !

1. Peg O'My Heart
2.  Bewitched
3. Malaguena
4. Charmaine
5. Galloping Comedians
6. Maria Elena

1. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
2. Yesterday
3. A Taste of Honey
4. Diane
5. The Last Outpost


03. Malaguena.mp3

Carol King

We now have the Iconic L/P and cover from Carole King !!
 Tapestry has been listed on the Billboard 200 for over 300 weeks between 1971 and 2011, the longest by a female solo artist

1. I feel The Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. Its Too Late
4. Home Again
5. Beautiful
6. Way Over Yonder

1. You've Got A Friend
2. Where You Lead
3. Will You love Me Tomorrow
4. Smackwater Jack
5. Tapestry
6. You make Me Feel Like a natural Woman

03. It's Too Late.mp3

Rita Reys

Just about manage to squeeze this one in my back pocket !..Oooops its just fallen out !!..so I will have to carry it under my arm...will have to steer the carpet back home one handed !!!
another one from the fantastic voice of Rita every track a winner !!!....thanks John for letting me wander about your store....whooosh I'm off !!!!!

1. Old Devil Moon
2. Star Eyes
3. The Song Is You
4. Keeping Myself for You
5. Falling In Love With Love
6. Spring Can Realy Hang You Up The Most 

1. He's My Guy
2. There's No Greater love
3. Please be Kind
4. Where Are you
5. They Didn't Believe Me
6. Only A Moment Ago


11. they didn't believe me.mp3

Frankie Valli.320 Kbps

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 This is "Frankie Valli" minus "The Three Seasons" !!!...from 1977...A good set of songs and Frankie's voice is not as "falsetto" as he is in the group...One of the best tracks is "Boomerang" the arrangement and production although it's a bit on the "Disco" side is great....all the rest of the tracks are typically 70's !!!

1. Easily
2. We're All Alone
3. Can't Get You Off My Mind
4. So She Says
5. Lucia

1. Boomerang
2. Your The Song That I Can't Stop Singing
3. Look At The World Changing
4. Where Were You When I Needed You
5. What Good Am I Without You


06. Boomerang.mp3

Johnny Mathis.320 Kbps

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  This is a double L/P of Johnny's and IMO (in my opinion) is one of his best...he sings it straight by that I mean he doesn't use much of his phasing that is his trademark !!....And although on some of the tracks he doesn't venture too far from the original's all the tracks sound fresh.... it was recorded in 1971 and it's a GUD UN !!!....Luigi's Seal Of Aproval !!!



  Disc 1....Bert Kaempfert

1. Wonderland By Night
2. Spanish Eyes
3. The Lady Smiles
4. Danke Schoen
5. The Times Will Change
6. Remember When

1. Walk On By
2. The Look Of Love
3. I Say A Little Prayer
4. Heavenly
5. This Guy's In Love With You

Disc 2....Burt Bacharach.

1. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
2. Alfie
3. Odds And Ends
4. Faithfully
5. Don't Go Breaking My Heart

1. Strangers In The Night
2. Don't Stay
3. If There's A Way
4. Lady
5 L.O.V.E


12. Walk On By.mp3