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Friday, 24 September 2021

Yma Sumac


 If you like unusual then have a listen to this..Its Great !!

Fantastic! This is Yma Sumac's rock album from the early 70's – and it's got a wild sound that's totally different from any of her work at Capitol! The record includes lots of electric instrumentation, and Yma's voice moves from the exotic to the psychedelic, as she sings along with some great organ/guitar small group backing produced by Les Baxter. Sounds weird at first, but it's great, and almost a bit funky! 
Miracles re-unites the extraordinary five-octave voice of Peru's Yma Sumac with Les Baxter, the producer of her first album, "The Voice of Xtabay" (released in 1950). Acclaimed for her powerful and unique artistry, Miss Sumac achieved world fame during the Fifties with the use of Mr. Baxter's productions. He has chosen to record Yma in a contemporary setting with a four-piece rock band and modern recording techniques. The results are a stunning showcase for an unparalleled performer.
Yma is an adventurous musician. She has conquered many modes, from Peruvian folksongs, through operatic arias, as well as popular Latin songs and international folk music. Now, in her very unique way, she tackles rock....an improvisational tour de force.

1. Remember
2. Medicine Man
3. Let Me Hear You
4. Tree Of Life
5. Flame Tree

1. Zebra
2. Azure Sands
3. Look Around
4. Magenta Mountain
5. El Condor Pasa

          2. Medicine Man

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Bernard Mannings 40 Singalong Party Hits.



 It seems that my friends and relations might have a fixation for "Sing-a- Long" music with all the L/P's that have been posted featuring just that !!!...This is one of the better ones and does deserve a listen too and maybe a "Sing-a-Long"..SOOOOOO altogether Now 1. 2. 3.!!!!!



Glenn Miller & Orchestra


 Now here's a treat for all you "Big Band Enthusiasts" this is from"Bob"....So lets enjoy a trip down memory lane...All 72 tracks are "Magic"....Probably never hear anything like it again !!!
BUT then maybe !!!!!

          Record One..                           Record Two..

1. Moonlight Serenade                                1. Slumber Song
2. Make Believe Ballroom Time                 2. Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
3. Stardust                                                    3. St Louis Blues march
4. I Want To Be Happy                               4. Our Love Affair
5. Stairway To The Stars                            5. My Blue Heaven
6. Anvil Chorus

1. A Handfull Of Stars                               1. Alice Blue Gown
2. Farewell Blues                                        2. The Lady's In Love With You
3. Medley                                                    3. Londonderry Air
4. Five O'clock Whistle                             4. Song Of The Volga Boatmen
5. Yours Is My Heart Alone                      5. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
                                                                    6. When Johnny Comes Marching Home

          Record Three..                       Record Four..
1. Frenesi                                                   1. It Happened In Sun Valley
2. The Story Of A Starry Night               2. In The Mood
3. Rug Cutters Swing                               3. At Last
4. Falling Leaves                                      4. Sun Valley Jump
5. Who's Sorry Now                                5. I Know Why
6. Boulder Bluff                                       6. Chatanooga Choo Choo

1. Along The Santa Fe Trail                   1. Serenade In Blue
2. The Spirit Is Willing                           2. American Patrol
3. Elmers Tune                                        3. Moonlight Sonata
4. The Angels Come True                       4. I've Got A Girl In Kalamazoo
5. Medley                                                 5. People Like You And Me 
                                                                  6. Bugle Call Rag

         Record Five..                           Record Six..                        
1. Rhapsody In Blue                               1. Carribean Clipper
2  Sweeter Than The Sweetest               2. Oh You Crazy Moon
3. Moon Love                                          3. Boogie Woogie Piggy
4. Pavanne                                              4. Fools Rush In
5.  Adios                                                  5. Deep Purple
6. Glen Island Special                            6. Yes My Darling Daughter 
                                                                 7. The Nearness Of You
1. Sunrise Serenade
2. Shake Down The Stars                     1. I'm Old Fashioned
3.  Baby Me                                            2. I Got Rhythm
4.  The Lamplighters Serenade            3. Polka Dots And Moonbeems
5. Slow Freight                                      4. CrossTown
6. Dreamville Ohio                                5. My Devotion 


       2. In The Mood

Sunday, 19 September 2021

British Number One Hits..1953 & 1954

Here's another 50's compilation that you should all enjoy !!...There were no UK record charts before 14 November 1952. in England..this was the start of the lists of the Top Twenty record sales and the first No 1 was "Al Martino's Here In My Heart"...
Up to November 1952 the Top Songs Lists were made up of the sale of Sheet Music 
I think I had most of these tracks as 78's at some point...
If you want to hear some of music on 78's check out this Blog it's a good one !!

         https://78rp.blogspot.com/

1. Here In My Heart......Al Martino
2. You Belong To me......Jo Stafford
3. Comes A-long A love.......Kay Starr
4. Outside of Heaven......Eddie Fisher
5. Don't Let The Stars get in Your Eyes......Perry Como
6. She Wears Red Feathers......Guy Mitchell
7. Broken Wings......The Stargazers
8. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window......Lita Roza
9. I Believe.......Frankie Laine
10. I'm Walking Behind You......Eddie Fisher
11. Theme From Film Moulin Rouge......Mantovani
12. Look At That Girl......Guy Mitchell
13. Hey Joe.......Frankie Laine
14. Answer Me.......David Whitfield
15. Answer Me.......David Whitfield

       1. Here In My Heart.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Terry Dene


 Some classic 50's Rock'n Roll.....Thanks Ozzieguy for this one !!

Terry Dene (born Terence Williams, 20 December 1938) is a British rock music singer popular in the late 1950s and early 60s. He had three Top Twenty hits between June 1957 and May 1958.
Dene was born in Lancaster Street, Elephant & Castle, London, and was discovered by Paul Lincoln at the 2i's Coffee Bar (the London club that helped launch Tommy Steele, Adam Faith and Cliff Richard) in Soho in the late 1950s. Jack Good, producer of Six-Five Special, and Dick Rowe helped him obtain a recording contract with Decca. At the time he was regarded as the British Elvis and recognised as one of the best voices of the rock and roll era of pre-Beatles Britain. His first single, "A White Sport Coat", in the first seven weeks sold in excess of 350,000 copies, together with "Stairway of Love", which remained in the chart for eight weeks, and his own version of "Start Movin'" at number 14, put his records in the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart twice in the same year, securing his name in the Guinness Book of Records. He toured Britain, was one of the first to appear in the BBC Television's first pop show, Six-Five Special in April 1957, and appeared in a film, The Golden Disc (1958).

1. A White Sports Coat And A Pink Carnation
2. Start Movin'
3. C'mine And be Loved
4. Bimbombay
5. Come And Get It
6. Lover Lover
7. This Is The Night
8. Baby She's Gone
9. The Stairway of Love
10. Pretty Little Pearly

1. Charm
2. Teenage Dream
3. The man In The Phone Booth
4. The Golden Age
5. Seven Steps Of Love
6. Now And Always
7. Careless Hands
8. I've Come Of Age
9. A Boy Without A girl
10. Thank You Pretty Baby

        2. Start Movin'

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

The Cool One...VA

This is one of the first CD's that I made when I first got a computer many many many years ago...it has been in the car and played thousands of times hope you like the selection !


        2. Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered


        21. Cuncho

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Richard Clayderman.

Now this one is playing on the same page as me !!!....The arrangements are definitely an improvement and imaginitive than on the last two L/P's....Piano playing with Oomfffff !!!...so it gets the "Luigi's" seal of approval !!!..It wont be the last time I will play it !!

1. Bewitched
2. Embraceable You
3. Long Ago And far Away
4. Night And Day
5. The Way You Look Tonight
6. Smoke Get In Your Eyes

1. People
2. All The Things You Are Are Mine
3. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
4. On The Street Where You Live 
5. If I Loved You
6. You'll Never Walk Alone

 

 
        4. Night And Day

Dinah Shore & Ella Fitzgerald.mpeg

Another Video that's Pure Magic !!

Judith Durham - Fifties Medley

A great video showing a great underestimated singer !!!....Why oh Why are there none around these day's that sound as good as "Judith"

Friday, 10 September 2021

Ray Conniff And Billy Butterfield.


 This was a favourite of mine when I first bought it in the late 50's just loved the Swing and Shuffle Beat that was Conniff's Trade mark not played it for a while till I've put it on here and it still sounds great !!...One more for the Easy Listening Brigade....Best track I think would be "Something To Remember You By "..got quite a few Conniff's so if you like him keep a lookout!!

1. Beyond The Blue Horizon
2. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby 
3. All The Things You Are
4. Oh What A Beautiful Morning
5. Time On my Hands
6. Something To Remember You By

1. What A Difference A Day Made
2. South Of The Border
3. Can't We Be Friends
4. Rosalie
5. A Love Is Born
6. I Found A Million Dollar Baby


        6. Something To Remember You By

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong.



This is the perfect matching of two great musicians one a singer Ella of course.. and Louis a great trumpet player and a voice that you could not mistake for anyone else....I think that everyone in the world should have a copy of this....Not this one... definitely not... got too many "clicks" "jumps" and stylus getting stuck which I apologise for....but it has been played thousands of times and is over 50 years old...Go down to your local record store and get the CD....I have it but this is a Vinyl Blog !!!.......Every track is fantastic and I hope that everyone who does download this will go out and buy the CD
 
 
1. Can't We Be Friends
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
3. Moonlight In Vermont
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
5. Under A Blanket Of Blue
 
1. Tenderly
2. A Foggy Day
3. Stars Fell On Alabama
4. Cheek to Cheek
5. The Nearness Of You
6. April In Paris

 
 


 


        3. Stars Fell On Alabama

Tony Bennett.

 

An early Tony Bennett set of songs...this is one of his best L/P's in my opinion !!..Title Song is a "Corker"...doesn't get any better than that!!

1. The Good Life
2. If I Love Again
3. I Wanna Be Around
4. Love Look Away
5. Until I Met You
6. Lets Face The Music And Dance

1. Once Upon A Summertime
2. If You Were Mine
3. I Will Live My Life
4. Someone To Love
5. It Was Me
6. Quiet Nights
        3. I Wanna Be Around

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Samantha Jones


"Wikie" is certainly getting a lot of hits from me !!

 Jean Owen (born 17 November 1943), known as Samantha Jones is a former English singer whose career spanned the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. She won three international pop music contests and charted records in the Benelux countries. Her recordings later experienced a revival on the Northern soul scene.In 1964, with the help of producer Charles Blackwell, Owen embarked on a solo career and signed with the international record label United Artists, who gave her the stage name Samantha Jones. Her first TV performance as a solo performer was a duet with Long John Baldry on 20 November 1964,[1] with whom she had also duetted in Around the Beatles while a member of the Vernons Girls. She released several unsuccessful 45s (amongst them "Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine," later a staple on the Northern soul circuit). Two of Jones' songs were covered by Françoise Hardy and released on the LP known as L’Amitié. In 1967, two of Samantha Jones's performances were included in the soundtrack of the film The Vengeance of Fu Manchu.[1] Her first album Call It Samantha was released in US only in 1968.

With all the above information the "Gal" has definatly got a distinctive voice and its a pity that she was not more appreciated in her Home Country !!




 

Des O'Connor.


 Some great tracks from a comedian that sings !

1. My Cup Runneth Over
2. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
3. Heartaches
4. You No One But You
5. Just In My Dreams
6. The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
7. I Pretend

1. This Guys In Love With You
2. The Sunshine Of Love
3. Thinking Of You
4. All I Need Of You
5. Happiness And Haertaches
6. Didn't We
7. Never My Love



Thursday, 2 September 2021

Jackie Trent.


 This is from 1969....Jackie is in fine voice and there is only a couple of their songs glad that she had a go at the standard songs and didn't try to compete with Petula...One of the video's below is from a TV Show in New Zealand singing a medley of the songs that they both wrote hope you enjoy looking !!..........P.S. Hear Jackie Belting Out "There I've Said It Again"....pure bliss!!!!!

1. I Fall In Love With You Every Day
2. I Will Wait For You
3. Remember Me 
4. While The City Sleeps
5. The Shadow Of Your Smile
6. There I've Said It Again

1. Time Is
2. If You Go Away
3. Such A Small Love
4. The Look Of Love
5. Our Song
6. I'll Be There


    6. There I've Said It Again.

Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch In Concert - 1987


Monday, 30 August 2021

Samantha Jones

Can't get enough of Sam !!. info on Wikiepedia say's that she recorded 7 L/P's we now have 3 of them fingers crossed we may get them all eventually !!....great track "My Way" video is further down on this page !!....thanks for this "John" !!





       2. You Don't Know Me

V.A. Memories Are Made Of This.

Now !!! this is what I call a compilation L/P !!...takes me back to my teenage years with memories of "78 RPM's" " 45's" "Blue Suede Shoes" "Mods & Rockers" "Winkle Pickers" "Lager & Lime" !!!!...Ah Happy Days !!!.....Soooooo all you 50 ites enjoy "This Blast From The Past"!!!!!....Just a couple of jumps but nothing to spoil your listening pleasure !!!

1. Memories Are Made Of This...Dean Martin
2. Whatever Will Be Will Be...Doris Day
3. A Certain Smile...Johnny Mathis
4. Softly Softly...Ruby Murry
5. Rose Marie...Slim Whitman
6. It's Almost Tomorrow...The Dreamweavers
7. Just Walking In The Rain...Johnny Ray
8. A Tear Fell... Teresa Brewer
9. Around The World...Bing Crosby
10. Little Things Mean A Lot...Kitty Kallen
11. St Theresa Of The Roses...Malcolm Vaughan

1. The Story Of my Life...Michael Holiday
2. Tammy ...Debbie Reynolds 
3. A woman In Love...Frankie Laine
4. Till There Was You...Peggy Lee
5. This Ole House...Rosemary Clooney
6. Moon River...Andy Williams
7. Oh Mein Papa...Eddie Calvert
8. No Other Love...Ronnie Hilton
9. Dreamboat...Alma Cogan
10. Sugartime...McGuire Sisters
11. Stranger In Paradise...Tony Bennett

 

        7. Just Walking In The Rain

The Ray Conniff Singers.


I think that this was the second L/P with the singers singing the lyrics...and a great job they do...I think that Ray Conniff set the standard and the "Benchmark" for most of the "Singing Groups" that came after !!

1. Remember
2. You'll Never Know
3. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
4. I'm In The Mood For Love
5. I'll Be Seeing You
6. It's Dark On Observatory Hill

1. These Foolish Things
2. Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
3. Young At Heart
4. If I Loved You
5. Harbour Lights
6. I'll See You In My Dreams






      6. I'll See You In My Dreams

Samantha Jones

The distinctive voice of Sam Jones singing her heart out with 12 tracks...She definatly should have been more successful than she was.



Jean Owen (born 17 November 1943), known as Samantha Jones is a former English singer whose career spanned the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. She won three international pop music contests and charted records in the Benelux countries. Her recordings later experienced a revival on the Northern soul scene. Jean Owen started her career in 1961 as part of popular English vocal group The Vernons Girls. During her time with the group, the line-up went from sixteen members to just three girls. 
In 1964, with the help of producer Charles Blackwell, Owen embarked on a solo career and signed with the international record label United Artists, who gave her the stage name Samantha Jones. Her first TV performance as a solo performer was a duet with Long John Baldry on 20 November 1964, with whom she had also duetted in Around the Beatles while a member of the Vernons Girls. She released several unsuccessful 45s (amongst them "Surrounded by a Ray of Sunshine," later a staple on the Northern soul circuit). Two of Jones' songs were covered by Françoise Hardy and released on the LP known as L'Amitié. In 1967, two of Samantha Jones's performances were included in the soundtrack of the film The Vengeance of Fu Manchu. Her first album Call It Samantha was released in US only in 1968. Jones switched to UK label Penny Farthing in 1969 and recorded her second album A Girl Named Sam with the producer Mark Wirtz. The performance of one of the tracks, the chugging "Today (Without You)" brought Samantha Jones the Grand Prix of the Radio-Télé Luxembourg in October 1969 and charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. A year later, Jones won the music festival held in Knokke-Heist with a version of "My Way", which subsequently reached No. 4 on the Dutch charts. In 1988, the track was included in the compilation album World Stars – 28 Greatest Artists of the World.

On 15 July 1970, Samantha Jones made a guest appearance on The Morecambe & Wise Show, performing "You've Got Your Troubles". Later that year, she released her third LP The Other Jones. Samantha Jones appeared on the edition of 5 June 1971 of Disco aired in West Germany on the ZDF network. By then, Jones had become a known cabaret act and performed on cruise ships including the Queen Elizabeth 2. Samantha Jones sang on numerous BBC radio shows. In 1982, the Dutch label Dureco released the album Goin' Places. She stopped singing in 1986 and became a producer placing numerous musical production shows on cruise lines. Today, Jean Owen lives with her husband in London and Henley-on-Thames 
    1. The Other Side Of Me

Samantha Jones...My Way

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Dusty Springfield.


 I think that this was the last L/P that Dusty recorded on the "Mercury Label" when she came back to England from her stint in America....She certainly looked different when she came back...
The voice is still there but the L/P along with "It Begins Again"didn't do to well..

1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me 
2. You Can Do It
3. Be Somebody
4. Closet Man
5. Living Without Your Love

1. Save Me Save Me
2. Get Yourself To Love
3. I Just Fall In Love Again
4. Dream On
5. I'm Coming Home Again

      1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me.

Dusty Springfield.

Here's Dusty looking and singing before her move to the USA...

1. Lost
2. Bad Case Of The Blues
3. Never Love Again
4. Let Me Get In Your Way
5. Let's Get Together Soon

1. Brand New Me
2. Joe
3. Silly Silly Fool
4. The Star Of My Show
5. Lats Talk it Over
    4. Brand New Me

Dusty Springfield.

A compilation of Dusty's hits and some tracks from her L/P's....so if you like Dusty then this might be for you !!.....Th'o it sounds like the record company has had a fiddle with the setting's on some tracks...I guess trying to get "Stereo" from Mono !!!...or maybe it's my ears !!

1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. You Don't Own Me 
3.  Do Re Mi
4. When The Lovelight Starts Shinning Through His Eyes 
5. My Colouring Book
6. Mocking Bird

1. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
2. Anyone Who Had A Heart 
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
4. Wishin' And Hopin'
5. Don't You Know 
6. Son Of A Preacher Man



        6. Son Of A Preacher Man