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Friday, 16 April 2021

Anne Shelton

A great set of  recordings from a great British singer of the 50's !..

Anne Shelton OBE (born Patricia Jacqueline Sibley, 10 November 1923 – 31 July 1994) was a popular English vocalist, who is remembered for providing inspirational songs for soldiers both on radio broadcasts, and in person, at British military bases during the Second World War. Shelton was also the original British singer of the Lale Andersen German love-song "Lili Marlene".....She had a No.1 hit song in 1956 in the UK with "Lay Down Your Arms", engineered by Joe Meek. She also had a Top 10 hit in 1961 with her cover version of "Sailor". In the same year she participated in BBC Television's A Song for Europe contest, the UK qualifying heat for the Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry, "I Will Light a Candle" was placed fourth. Shelton made another attempt at Eurovision in 1963 with "My Continental Love" – and came fourth again. In addition to her hits "Lay Down Your Arms" and "Sailor", she also charted with other hits in the late 1950s with "Seven Days" and "The Village of St. Bernadette". 

1. As Time Goes By
2. It Can't Be Wrong
3. I'm In A Dancing Mood
4. I Know Why
5. Sand In My Shoes
6. Porgy

1. Don't Worry About Me
2. But Not For Me
3. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
4. Lets Face The Music And Dance
5. Central Park
6. The Man That Got Away

      3. I Got It Bad And That A'in't Good

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Karl Denver

Karl Denver (16 December 1931 – 21 December 1998) was a Scottish singer, who, with his trio had a series of UK hit singles in the early 1960s. Most famous of these was a 1961 version of "Wimoweh", which showed off Denver's falsetto yodelling register. He reached the Top 20 with his first five yodel-based singles.

1. Wimoweh
2. China Doll
3. Shin Gan Goo
4. Vella Langa
5. Zimba
6. Blue Yodel
7. If I Had My Way
8. Macheta
9. The Peanut Vendor

      7. If I Had My Way

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Kurt Edelhagen

Some Great Stereo on this by the great Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra !

      5. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

Dick Powell.

This one and the "Ginger Rogers" was supplied by "Bob"....NOW would it have been better for "Ginger" to have a re-lease like this one !!!..the jury is out !!....A nice set of nostalgic songs from the films...and a mine of information on the back sleeve of where how and when !!

      1. Lullaby of Broadway

Ginger Rogers

 Well now I have mixed feeling about this one...Its obvious that "Gingers" voice is not as good as it was 35 plus years ago when she did those great films with "Fred Astaire"...She made this one is London in 1978 according to the back sleeve....I ask myself should she have left it alone and let the record company issue her "Soundtrack" vocals !!....but I suppose as an entertainer the show must go on !!...Its a pity that the great singers can't keep their voices at their peak all there lives....only a handfull do !!.....But it's great to hear them their talent always shines tho'.....and as for this L/P its cool to hear the old songs given modern arrangements....

Thanks Bob For This One !!!

      5. A Fine Romance / Lets Call The Whole Thing Off

Kiki Dee.

Another set of original songs half of which were written by Kiki...Standout track is "Standing Room Only"

1. How Much Fun
2. Sweet Creation
3. Into Eternity
4. Standing Room Only 
5. Bad Day Child
6. Chicago

1. Night Hours
2. Keep Right On
3. In Return
4. Walking
5. First Thing In The Morning

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Dick Van Dyke

We are still in "Belguim" with "Bob" for this one....I would have thought that the orchestrations would have more "Ooomf" being that it's the "Enoch Light  Orch" and recorded by "Command" Records...BUT it's a pleasant easy listen !!

       5. Baby Wont You Please Come Home

Des O'Connor

On this L/P Des talks as well as sings....he does what a lot of singers were doing in the 70's joining two songs together with same themes...and even tho' there is nothing on the sleeve to tell you the date all you have to do is look at the "Flares" that Des is wearing and "Bingo" the 70's !!!!...This one came from "Bob" !!

      5. The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else 

Ramsey Lewis....320 Kbps

If you like your piano music with a bit of "Funk" then this could be the one for you...A set of magic tracks that boasts "The Best Of"....Now!! only heard the "Wade In The Water" track so I will leave it to the "Ramsey Lewis" Fans to enlighten us whether or not the "Title"is worthy of it......Saying all that its a good one and well worth a listen to it definatly took me by surprise....AND I assume that its Ramsey in the chair holding the baby !!!

1. Julia
2. Hang On Sloopy
3. Les Fleur
4. Wade In The Water
5. Return To Paradise 
6. Jade East
7. Dancing In The Streets

1. The In Crowd
2. Theme From The Pawnbroker
3. Up Tight
4. Maiden Voyage
5. Function At The Junction
6. Soul Man

      2. Hang On Sloopy

Saturday, 27 March 2021

The Blue Diamonds

The Blue Diamonds were a Dutch 1960s rock and roll duo, best known for their million-selling chart-topping single, "Ramona". Indo (Dutch-Indonesian) brothers Ruud de Wolff (12 May 1941 – 18 December 2000) and Riem de Wolff (15 April 1943 – 12 September 2017) founded the group shortly after immigrating to Driebergen-Rijsenburg in the Netherlands in 1949. They were born in Batavia (now Jakarta), Indonesia.

A great L/P this one....all songs easy recognisable even sung in Spanish !!

1. Ramona
2. Sukiyaki
3. Me Siento Bein
4. Para Mi
5. Por El Boulevard
6. Amor

1. Claro Que Si 
2. Siboney
3. Ocho Dias A La Semma
4. Guantanamera
5. Buenas Noches Pequeno Mio
6. Amopola
      1. Claro Que Si

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Ady Zehnpfennig.

Here's that man again with the Fantastic Organ playing some well known 70's songs.. courtesy of "Bob"

      1. Aranjuez

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Peggy Lee

 This seems to be some early recordings of Peggy's doesn't say on the back the date of them but by the sound of her voice and some of the small combo's that accompany her I think its early 50's its a good one tho' very varied....Also it doesn't give any information on the orchestra's

1. Hold Me
2. A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues
3. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
4. Every Night
5. Uninvited Dreams
6. Cannonball Express

1. Stormy Weather
2. Somebody Loves Me
3. Birmingham Jail
4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
5. Where Are You
6. Just a Shade On The Blue Side

      3. Birmingham Jail

Michael Holiday

Holliday's style of singing was heavily influenced by Bing Crosby, who was his idol. The style would earn him the title of "the British Bing Crosby". A biography entitled The Man Who Would Be Bing, written by Ken Crossland, was published in 2004.

1. The Yellow Rose Of Texas
2. Nothin' To Do
3. Old Cape Cod
4. Palace of Love
5. I'll Always be in Love With You
6. Ten Thousand Miles 
7. Hot Diggity

1. Stairway Of Love
2. Starry Eyed
3. My Heart Is An Open Book
4. Dream Talk
5. The Gal With The Yaller Shoes
6. In Love
7. The Story Of My Life 
     7. The Story Of My Life

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Demis Roussos.

Most of "Demis's" Hits are on this compilation so you fans of "Demis" enjoy this one courtisy of the "Guy" from Belgium !!

      12.Say You Love Me

20 Golden Intrumentals.VA

A mixture of popular instrumentals that I guess were hits all over the world...nice to hear them again and all in one place !!!

      1. Music Box Dancer 

Jessye Norman.

Here's the great voice of "Jessye" supplied by Bob.....Wow ! we do have some variety on this "Blog" I hope everybody is keeping up with it !! they say "Variety Is The Spice Of Life" I hope people are not getting bored !!....This is a great L/P that makes you think of the finer points in life !!!

      1. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray

Thursday, 18 March 2021

3 Baritons.

So we had the 3 Tenors and now we have the 3 Baritones via "The Channel Ferry " !!! Bob from Belgium of course !!!....Can't say I've heard of them but this selection of classic songs will hit the spot for the classic lovers that are looking in !!!

      12. To All The Girls I've Loved Before.

Friday, 5 March 2021

Caterina Valente

When Caterina was in England she recorded quite a few L/Ps that came out on the "Decca" label this one featured some of the songs that she sang on "The Perry Como Show"....The arrangements are by "Johnny Keating" so it does kinda swing!!

1. Make Someone Happy
2. You're Following Me
3. More Than Likely
4. Couci Couca
5. Corcovado
6. Blue Moon

1. Falling In Love With Love
2. Stella By Starlight
3. To Be A Performer
4. Yours
5. Dimelo En Septiembre
6. Whispering

      6. Blue Moon

Kathryn Grayson

 Some great songs from the great soprano of the MGM musicals...Hey Ho The 50's !!

1. Jealousy
2. You Are Love
3. Love Is Where You Find It
4. Always
5. Lover Come Back To Me
6. Will You Remember
7. Yesterdays
8. All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings
9. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
10. This Is My Lovely Day
11. They Didn't Believe Me
12. Waltz Serenade
13. Whats Wrong With Me
14. My Heart Stood Still
15. Wanting You

      9. Smoke Gets In You Eyes

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Ella & Dean

Couldn't Resist another one !!

Ella Fitzgerald.

Here's the second L/P of "Ella's first and best "Songbook" series...."Rodgers & Hart" coming soon....thats her second best songbook....wish I had taken a bit more care of the covers as you can see there in a bit of a state !!!....but the contents are stiil great !!

1. I Love Paris.
2. You Do Something To Me
3. Ridin' High
4. Easy To Love
5. It's Alright With Me
6. Why Can't You Behave
7. What Is This Thing Called Love
8. You're The Top

1. Love For Sale
2. It's Delovely
3. Night And Day
4. Ace In The Hole
5. So In Love
6. I've Got You Under My Skin
7. I Concentrate On you
8. Don't Fence Me In

      1. Love For Sale

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

20 Folk Favourites.VA.

Seems that we are now going all "Folksy" !!

1. Seven Drunken Nights...The Dubliners
2. Maggie May...The Spinners
3. The Gallawa Hills...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
4. Brigg Fair...Martin Carthy
5. The Jolly Beggar...The Corries
6. Linstead Market...The Spinners
7. Lullabye For a Mucky Kid...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
8. I'm a Rover...The Corries
9. The Lark In The Morning...The Dubliners
10. Wild Rover...The Corries

1. A-Roving...The Spinners
2. Lord Of The Dance...The Dubliners
3. The Frog And The Mouse...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
4. John Peel...The Spinners
5. Johnny Lad...The Corries
6. John Barleycorn...Martin Carthy
7. Carrickfergus...The Dubliners
8. Dirty Old Town...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
9./ Will Ye Go Lassie Go...The Corries
10. Coney Island Washboard...The Spinners

    5. The Jolly Beggar 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Robert Byrne & Orchestra

Pulsating sounds from the "Command" Label....Stereo Galore !

1. Limehouse Blues
2. Ebb Tide
3. Talk To The Animals
4. This Heart
5. Spanish Eyes
6. March of The Space Cadets

1. South Rampart St Parade
2. The Sound Of Music
3. El Gato Montes
4. Blue Hawaii
5. Get Me To The Church On Time
      6. March Of The Space Cadets