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Sunday, 24 September 2023

The Bee Gees

By the picture on this L/P cover I would imagine that this must be an early set of recordings On The "BG's"....Sooooooo off to "Google"

 Horizontal is the fourth studio album by the Bee Gees, and their second album to receive an international release. The LP was released in early 1968, and included the international hit singles "Massachusetts" and "World". 
 The influences displayed on the album range from The Beatles to baroque pop.
Definitely a different Bee Gee's Sound !!!

          6. Horizontal

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Helen Traubel

We go a bit classy for this one and the one below !! from over the Pond and one from Blighty !!

Helen Francesca Traubel (June 16, 1899 – July 28, 1972) was an American opera and concert singer. A dramatic soprano, she was best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially those of Brünnhilde and Isolde.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she began her career as a concert singer and went on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera from 1937 to 1953. Starting in the 1950s, she also developed a career as a nightclub and cabaret singer as well as appearing in television, films and musical theatre. 
Traubel's contract at the Metropolitan Opera was not renewed in 1953 when its General Manager, Rudolf Bing, expressed disapproval of her radio and TV appearances alongside the likes of Jimmy Durante and her expressed desire to expand her lucrative career in major supper and night clubs. Traubel went on to appear at the Copacabana, as well as in many cameo television roles. After her Met career, she appeared on Broadway in the Rodgers and Hammerstein failure, Pipe Dream, playing a bordello madame with a heart of gold and the voice of Isolde. Additionally, she appeared in the films Deep in My Heart, Gunn and The Ladies Man. She also appeared opposite Groucho Marx as Katisha in a Bell Telephone presentation (abridged) of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Traubel's last night club appearance was with Jimmy Durante at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in 1964....(Info Edited From Wikipedia)

1. Because.
2. Danny Boy.
3. Trees.
4. When day Is Done.
5. The Loveliest Night Of The year
6. Too Ro Loo Ra Rai
7. September Song.

1. Autumn Leaves.
2. Three O'clock In The Morning.
3. Brahms Lullaby.
4. Poor Butterfly.
5. When I Go To Old To Dream
6. Summertime.
7. I Believe.
          5. The Loveliest Night Of The Year

Friday, 22 September 2023

Noel Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".
Coward won an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 for his naval film drama, In Which We Serve, and was knighted in 1969. In the 1950s he achieved fresh success as a cabaret performer, performing his own songs, such as "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", "London Pride" and "I Went to a Marvellous Party"....(Info Edited From Wikiepedia)

1. Room With A View.
2. Mrs Worthington.
3. World Weary.
4. Alice.
5. Someday I'll Find You.

1. Mad Dogs And Englishmen.
2. Poor Little Rich Girl.
3. Uncle Harry.
4. I'll See You Again.
         6. Mad Dogs And Englishmen

Pat Thomas

Some great standard songs now from the singer who first recorded "Desafnado" in English and made it a hit !!
Pat Thomas was an American jazz singer from Chicago who had a hit with "Desafinado". She also recorded "The Long Long Night".

Jazz Singer Pat Thomas found herself in an interesting predicament. Having trotted onto the scene in 1961, she managed to score the one of highest  charting versions of “Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)” the next year. Her relative youth, beauty and poise made her seem a more likely candidate to cross over out of the bounds of Jazz into R&B, Pop or Soul. Her one chart entry proved to be a bit of a surprise for Verve Records. Before embarking down a different path, she was unleashed on a series of Latin Jazz interpretations for a year.
And here is her different path !!

1. Blue Room
2. Star Eyes.
3. Sometimes I'm Happy
4. My One And Only Love.
5. Stella By Starlight.
6. Strike Up The Band.

1. It Could Happen To You.
2. Mean To Me.
3. Almost Like Being In Love.
4. I Didn't Know What Time it Was.
5. There'll Never be Another You.

        3. Sometimes I'm Happy

Thursday, 21 September 2023


Here's one of the more melodic groups of the 70's singing some of their hits...BUT not the Swearing Version of "Living Next Door To Alice "!!!!

1. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone
2. Something's Been Making Me Blue
3. If You Think You Know How To Love Me
4. Pass It Around
5. I'll Meet You At Midnight

1. Living Next Door To Alice
2. Changing All The Time
3. Don't Play Your Rock And Roll For Me
4. Back To Bradford
5. Wild Wild Angels

          3. If You Think You Know How To Love Me

Barry Manilow.

 All the well known hits are on this L/P as well as some of Barry's Power Ballads....I always thought that he wrote all his own songs and recorded them...BUT looking at the information only about half of them on this L/P were written by him....Well you learn something new every day !!!..."Mandy" his first big hit was originally called "Brandy" and I did have the single of it...But I can't remember who it was by !!!...not got it now so I can't look !!!....Just got a flash I think it was also by a Barry.... Something !!!...BUT could be wrong....

 1. Mandy
2. New York City Rhythm
3. Looks Like We Made It
4. Can't Smile Without You
5. Ready To Take The Chance Again
6. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again

1. Could It Be Magic 
2. Copacabana
3. Weekend In New England
4. It's A Miracle
5. All The Time
6. I Write The Songs

          12. I Write The Songs          

Eydie Gorme.

 Here is another Eydie Gorme release...Originally it was called "Love Is A Season".....but for some reason WRC decided to change it !!...BUT the back sleeve is for "Love Is A Season"...strange aint' it.....I don't think that Eydie has made a bad L/P or even an indifferent one she just belts them out and sings with feeling on all the slow songs one of our best singers since she started !!

 1. Love Is A Season
2. April Showers
3. The Things We Did Last Summer
4. On The First Warm Day
5. When The Wind Was Green
6. Winter Night

1. Easter Parade
2. Spring Will Be A Little Late This year
3. September Song
4. I'll Remember April
5. 'Tis Autumn
6. June In January

          2. April Showers

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Jack Jones.

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

          3. It's Too Late

Roger Whittaker.

Here's a singer that belongs to a small group of voices that does not match the face or "Vice Versa"....he has that distinction of a dark brown mellow voice with very distinctive tone that come to fore in a couple of the songs on this L/P...."Dirty Old Town" & "The Last Farewell". it seems that he wrote many of the songs on here and some of the "lyrics" are great !!...Just can't get the opening couple of lines of his song on "Side Two Track 9" out of my head !!..."Quote"
"Myself I'm Made Of Nothing And My Head Is Stuffed With Hay
But My Brother Was A Poet Or At Least That's What They Say.....And of course can't not mention his whistling hit "Mexican Whistler" !!! "This is a great L/P...Thanks to my sister "Rina" for this one !!!

1. Mammy Blue
2. Sunrise Sunset
3. Why
4. Morning Please Dont Come
5. Durham Town
6. Streets Of London
7. The Impossible Dream
8. If I Were A Rich Man
9. Dirty Old Town
10. The Last Farewell

1 New World In The Morning
2. From Both Sides Now
3. He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
4. Mexican Whistler
5. I Believe
6. I Don't Believe In If
7. Morning Has Broken
8. Quel Monde Merveilleux
9. A Special Kind Of Man
10. Moon Shadow

       4. Mexican Whistler
        19. A Special Kind Of Man

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Ruth Welcome

Something different for the last of the Instrumentals !!...eventually the Third Man does Enter !!

1. Themes From The Third Man
2. Does Your Heart Beat For Me
3. Charmaine
4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
5. Hi-Lili-Hi- Lo

1. Fascination
2. There Goes My Heart
3. The Three Bells
4. My Melancholy Baby
5.Song From The Moulin Rouge
6. Stardust
        5. Hi-Lili-Hi-Lo

Frank De Vol & Orchestra

Keeping with the Instrumentals at the moment now we have a vintage 10 inch Capitol release from the early 50's...this is courtesy of Marco from Brazil so thanks Marco for the contribution !!

1. Mississippi
2. Lotta Pizzicato
3. Instrumental Factory
4. Inspiration Point
5. Circus Days
6. Street In Manhattan
7. Southwest Territory
          2. Lotta Pizzicato

Sunday, 17 September 2023

Kurt Edelhagen & Orchestra

Ok!!! you can now get off the lounger on the beach or pool and have a dance in the "Grand Ballroom" of your 6 *****(Star) the Jive..Waltz..and anything else that you can do !!!...or just listen to this great Band !!

          9. Carioca

Friday, 15 September 2023

Susannah Young

Here's a voice that I missed from the 60's!!...once again a one and only L/P from this fine British Singer who definatly should have been heard more !...very good details of her on the back sleeve !!
Sweetest Sounds was Susannah Young's very first recording ... and also her last. What a shame. In her one and only outing, this British Singer proved to be a tasteful, smart, tuneful, melodious -- in a word, solid -- singer.

         4. This Years Kisses

Peggy Lee

This lady needs no introduction just listen !!....Not a Fever in sight !! except of course the post  below !!

          8. Seventh Son

Doc Severinsen & His Orchestra

Some great Stereo Now from the "Command Label Stable" !..Featuring The Trumpet !

1. In A Little Spanish Town
2. On A Clear Day
3. Cotton Fields
4. Walk Right In
5. The Side Winder
6. Raggedy Jim

1. The Lady in Red
2. Tennessee Waltz
3. Fever
4. Ja-Da
5. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
6. Cleopatra's Asp

          12. Cleopatra's Asp