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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Annie Fratellini

A treat for all the "French" people that might be dropping in for a look !!
and some info for everybody about "Annie"

She was born Annie Violette Fratellini on November 14, 1932 in AlgiersFrench Algeria, where her parents, who were circus performers, were touring. She was fourth generation of one of Europe's most illustrious clown dynasties, the Fratellini Family, a French circus family of Italian descent. Her father was Victor Fratellini, a clown and acrobat; her mother, Suzanne (née Rousseau), was the daughter of Gaston Rousseau, the director of the Cirque de Paris, a huge circus building located Avenue de la Motte-Picquet in Paris that was active from 1906 to 1930. Her grandfather was Paul Fratellini, one of the Fratellini brothers, the legendary clown trio that was the Toast of Paris (and Europe) between the two world wars.
Although she made her debut in the ring at age 13 at the famous Cirque Medrano in Paris, she eventually ran away from the circus when she was 18 years old, and begun a music-hall and recording career as a musician and singer. She also became a movie actress, appearing notably in 1965 in La Métamorphose des cloportes a film directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre (1927-2007), whom she had married in 1954.  

1. Celui Que J Airne
2. C'est Mervelleux l amour
3. Qand Tu Vien Chez Moi Mon Couer
4. It Had To Be You
5. Paris Souvenirs

1. Jai Ta Main
2. Le Gars de Rochechouart
3. J airnerais tellernant
4. Why Do I Love You
5. Ca C'estl Amour

4. Why Do I Love You

Halcyon Highlights.VA

Now this one might someday become a rare one !!....Story is my parents in the 70's had a holiday in "St Lucia"and came back with this souvenir...Don't think it's been played very often twice to my knowledge !!...It was produced by the "Hotel Halcyon" where they stayed
I had a check on "Google"but it is now not there... either pulled down or completely refurbished and a name change....The tracks are by musicians and vocalists that performed there...Maybe somebody out there also had a holiday and stayed at the Hotel if so you can always leave a comment !!....overall its a pleasant L/P.... pleasant listening !!!!

1. Welcome...Mighty Prince
2. Tout C'est Meme...Jimmy Heavens & Guy Francis
3. Caribbean Man...Jimmy Heavens
4. It Doesn't Matter...Vincent Phillips
5. One Day In My Life...Lucas Marshall
6. Yellow Bird...Harmony Trio
7. Miss Doris...Mighty Prince

1. Here I Am...Vincent Phillips
2. Ave Maria...Halycon Steel
3. Calypso...Halycon Steel
4. If You Go Away...Emily Buster
5. Fernando...Emily Buster 

2. Ave Maria

Lula Reed

Here's a great voice that seems to be forgotten !!...So folks bring it back !!

1. I'll Drown In My Tears
2. Goin' back To Mexico
3. Three Men
4. Sample Man
5. Last Night

1. Rock Love
2. Lets Call It A Day
3. Bump On A Log
4. My Poor Heart
5. Every Second
6. Jealous Love

6. Jealous Love

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Phyllis Diller

If you was walking down a shady lane and bumped into "Florence Foster Jenkins" hand in hand with "Mrs Miller" and ahead there is "Jonathon And Darlene Edwards" and under a tree siting and getting ready to burst into song is "Phyllis Diller" then you will know what is coming up !!

1. I Can't Get No Satisfaction
2. Hello Young Lovers
3. Bei Mir Bist Du Scon
4. And This Is My beloved
5. My Man
6. I Enjoy Being A Girl

1. The Man I Love
2. Nobody Makes A Pass At Me
3. The Curse Of An Aching Heart / A Bird In A Gilded Chain
4. One For My Baby And One For The Road

4. And This Is My Beloved

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Jazz In 1920.VA

We now have some music from the 20's ..My !! how Jazz has changed with time !! But enjoy this BLAST !!!!

01 Richard A. Whiting & Raymond B. Egan 
02 Maceo Pinkard & William Tracey and Harry Tobias
03 Lou Handman & Henry Creamer 
04 Earl Carroll 
05 Jerome Kern & Anne Caldwell 
06 Ben Black and Louis Nova  
07 Harry Warren and Dan Dougherty & Bud Green
08 Fred Rose
09 Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields 
10 J. Fred Coots & Benny Davis and Arthur Swanstrom 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Blasts From The Past Vol 1 VA.320 Kbps

A dip into the "retro" box of 45's complete with all the "snap" "crackles" & "pops" !!...which in my opinion adds to the enjoyment of the sound !!...I'll try not to include those that might have been played with a knitting needle !!! enjoy the first one !

1. Bend Me Shape Me....The Amen Corner
2. Satisnek The Job Worth....The Amen Corner
3. Poetry In Motion....Johnny Tillotson
4. Princess Princess....Johnny Tillotson
5. Something....The Beatles
6. Come Together....The Beatles
7. Music For The Gong Gong....Osibisa 
8. Wcyaya....Osibisa
9. Can't Take my Eyes Off You....Andy Williams
10. You Are Where Everything Is....Andy Williams
11. What Do You Want....Adam Faith
12. From Now Untill Forever....Adam Faith
13. I Aint Got No...I Got Life....Nina Simone
14. Do What You Gotta Do....Nina Simone
15. Multiplication....Bobby Darin
16. Irresistible You....Bobby Darin 

8. Wcyaya

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Top Of The Pops 17

Continuing with the TOTP series here's Number 17....Thanks John !!

3 Malt And Barley Blues

Monday, 17 September 2018

Ted Heath & His Band

Big Band Sound in "Phase Four Stereo"....crank that volume up for some great sounds of The swing bands !!

1. Blue Flame
2. Moonlight Serenade
3. Uptown Blues
4. Snowfall
5. Flying Home

1. One O'clock Jump
2. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
3. Skyliner
4. Contrasts
5. Body And Soul

  6 One O'clock Jumpbr />

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Off we go to the "Tamla Motown" stable and see what comes up !!

  7. I Like What You Do

Monday, 10 September 2018

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas..320..Kbps

Greatest Hits Coming Up !!

1. My Baby Loves Me


Well now!! what have we here..a red headed masked lady who goes by the name of "Annie Lenox"...sandwiched between The Motown Gangs !!
Enjoy some 1983 style music !!!

  4. Cool Blue

Glady's Knight & The Pips..320..Kbps

Here's a great L/P with some great tracks !! of their best !

7. I Can See Clearly Now

Friday, 7 September 2018

Frankie Laine

I guess that these are some early recordings of Frankie's...You could think that this was a religious set of songs by the cover..but it's not !!
And a fantastic recording of "Born To Be With You " !!

2. Born To Be With You

Diana Ross..320..Kbps

What we have here is a double L/P of the soundtrack ! Dialogue as well as the music...I'm glad that Diana didn't do an imitation of "Billy Holiday's voice ..she used her own with some of Billy's phrasing...if you have seen the film then you will enjoy this !!

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Elextrix Cokernut..320 Kbps

Lets open up with some Synth music and hope it stays !!

3. Mouldy Old Dough

Brook Benton.320.Kbps

As it says 20 Great Hits !!

1. Its Just A Matter Of Time
2. Kiddio
3. The Same One
4. Its Just A House Without You
5. My True Confession
6. Fools Rush In
7. Think Twice
8. Hotel Happiness
9. Thank you Pretty Baby
10. The Boll Weevil Song

1. Rainy day In Georgia
2. So Close
3. Frankie And Johnny
4. Reverence
5. Lie to Me
6. So many Ways
7. I Got What I Wanted 
8. The Ties That Bind
9. Shadrack
10. For my Baby

6. Fools Rush In

Reggae Chartbusters VA..320. Kbps

If this stays on you could dance the night away !!

10. Elizabethan Reggae

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Hi Folks...Glad to be back !!...not realising that I would be... I decided to create a new one !! which you can get at.... new one is "Espo's Vinyl Right Angle"
This is going to be my main Blog...and the "Corner" is going to be left for downloads as long as they are available from "Zippyshare"...Cheers....Luigi !!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A Stereo Showcase.VA.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Michael

 Here's a musical trip around the world !!!!..for a least an hour !!

1. April In Portugal... Sounds Orchestral
2. Guantanamara... Tony Hatch & Orchestra
3. Mexico...London Pops Orchestra
4. Brazilian love Song... Cyril Stapleton & Orchestra
5. From Russia With Love... Sound Orchestral
6. Norwegian Wood...Tony Hatch & Orchestra
7. Spanish Eyes... City Of Westminter String Band
8. Moulin Rouge... Sounds Orchestral
9. A Countess From Hong Kong... Cyril Stapleton & Orchestra 
10. Scarborough Fair...Tony Hatch & Orchestra

1. A Walk In The Black Forest... Cyril Stapleton & Orchestra
2. Canadian Sunset... Sounds Orchestral
3. Detroit City... John Brown's Jnr Go Go Music
4. Do You Know The Way To San Jose...London Pops Orchestra
5. Is Paris Burning...Cyril Stapleton & Orchestra
6. Buona Sera... City Of Westminster String Band
7. The Poor People Of Paris...Sound Orchestral
8. On Broadway... John Brown's Jnr Go Go Music
9. Amazon... Tony Hatch & Orchestra
10. I Left My Heart in San Fransisco...Cyril Stapleton & Orch

17. The Poor People Of Paris.mp3

Noel Harrison.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested ByJack Gardner

From a 1930's "Quintessential" English Sound to a 1967 English sound !!!...It's a "Cracker"!!!

 Noel John Christopher Harrison (29 January 1934 – 19 October 2013) was an English singer, actor, and Olympic skier. He was the son of the actor Rex Harrison.

05 - Lucy in the sky with diamonds.mp3

The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Sergej

 This L/P begs the there realy 50 people playing their Guitars or have they got the "Multi Track" machine on !!!...or a little man sliding the slides or twiddling the knobs !!
Whatever it is its a great sound !!....a handfull of well know tunes played brilliantly....easy listening people will love it !!

1. Lara's Theme From Dr Zhivago
2. Spanish Eyes
3. Cu-Cu-Rru-Cu-Cu-Paloma
4. What Now My Love 
5. Courtin'

1. Guantanamara
2. Anna
3. Michelle
5. If You Go Away

10. If You Go Away.mp3

Johnny Meyer

Another set of "swingin' " tunes via a "Swingin' accordion !!...thanks Bob for the trip to Belgium I'm off home now !!!!

07 Dinah.mp3