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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Georgie Fame....320 Kbps

This is some of Georgie's early recordings with "The Blue Flames" 1964/65/66...included in this compilation is also his Hit singles...It says on the back cover that his sound was "Rhythm and Blues"with a "Jazz" influence otherwise known as "Rockhouse"....Thats a new one on me !!
The Hammond Organ that features in quite a few of the tracks is played by Georgie....To me its all "Rock n' Roll "!!!

1. Yeh Yeh
2. Sunny
3. Point Of No Return
4. Like We Used To Be
5. Get On The Right Track Baby
6. Outrage
7. Let The Sunshine In

1. Getaway
2. Sitting In The Park
3. In The Meantime
4. Something
5. Do Re Mi
6. Sweet Thing

7. Li'l Darlin'

       1. Getaway.<

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Eagles...320 Kbps

 No need for any introduction to "The Eagles" just listen  !!!

 1. The Long Run
2. I Can't Tell You Why
3. In The City
4. The Disco Strangler
5. King Of Hollywood

1. Heartache Tonight
2.Those Shoes
3. Teenage Jail
4. The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks
5. The Sad Cafe

       1. Heartache Tonight.

20 Dynamic Hits...320 Kbps

This is a nice compilation of the hits of the early 70's....a real mixed bag of songs that will get everybody singing along to !!...I wonder how many of the groups featured are now still together and where are all the solo singers now ??

1. Hold Your Head Up......Argent
2. Storm In A Teacup......The Fortunes
3. Fireball......Deep Purple
4. Butterfly......Danyel Gerard
5. When You Get Right Down To It......Ronnie Dyson
6. Something Tells Me......Cilla Black
7. Witch Queen Of New Orleans......Redbone
8. Tonight......The Move
9. Say You Don't Mind......Colin Blunstone
10. Softly Whispering I Love You......The Congregation

1. Oh Babe What Would You say......Hurricane Smith
2. Black Knight......Deep Purple.
3. Iron Horse......Christie
4. Family Affair......Sly And The Family Stone
5. Everybody's Everything......Santana
6. Tom-Tom Turnaround....New World
7. Rosetta......Fame And Price
8. Banner Man...... Blue Mink
9. Don't Let It Die......Hurricane Smith
10. Go Down Gamblin'......Blood Sweat & Tears

       7. Witch Queen Of New Orleans.

Peggy Lee....320 Kbps

 This L/P is more of a swinger than the last one I posted Peggy back in her "Swinging" Mode !!

1. Charley My Boy
2. Good For Nothing Joe
3. I Love To Love
4. When A Woman Loves A Man
5. I Like Men
6. I'm Just Wild About Harry

1. Bill
2. So In Love
3. Jim
4. It's So Nice To Have A Man About The House 
5. Oh Johnny Oh Johnny Oh
6. Life Is So Peculiar

       5. Oh Johnny Oh Johnny Oh.

Ray Conniff And Orchestra....320 Kbps

Another Conniff Gem.....this time with a touch of usual a great sound !!

1. Besame Mucho
2. Stranger In Paradise
3. Summertime
4. I've Got You Under My Skin
5. Too Young
6. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

1. Just One Of Those Things
2. Deep Purple
3. Brazil
4. Night And Day
5. Temptation
6. Say It With Music

       3. Brazil

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Johnny Mathis

  A "Live" performance from "Johnny Mathis" is always something good so we can thank "Bob" for this one ...seems like its a "German" release of his perfomance in "Paris" so its a sort of "European Goolash" !!!  From "Belguim" manufactured in "Germany" and Performed in "Paris" !!!

       7. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head.

Randy Newman.

This is the first time I have heard anything by Randy Newman and I think that he has one of those voices that takes a lot of getting used to !....definitely a very individual one !!..and an L/P that might get a few people talking and commenting !!

       2. Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Re-Posts & Lock Down !

Its now been some time since all of my files from "Zippyshare" are not available as eveybody is now getting the 403 Forbidden page from England and many other countries......So if anyone wants a re-post on any of the posts just leave a comment on the page that you we are now in Lock-Down and confined to only go out when necessary I could be spending more time on the Blogs.... I will be using "PixelDrain" & "Mega" if one of these doesn't work for you let me know in the comment which one you want... so feel free to make  any comment for re-posts or anything else...Cheers....Luigi

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Verdelle Smith

Another new singer that is new to me...Its seems that this is the only L/P that she recorded which is a pity would have liked to have heard more of her !!

 Perhaps the closest parallel to Verdelle Smith would be Dionne Warwick: a soul singer by discipline but a dramatic pop singer by any other name. She cut two songs that were later covered by Nancy Sinatra and Scott Walker -- "In My Room" and "Tar and Cement," respectively -- and that gives a good idea of the symphonic melodrama that lies at the core of her work. This is not meek music. It's big, sweeping and grand, with mini pop symphonies that showcased her range and power.  Smith's appeal lies in how she never quite belonged in either the pop-soul world or in Hollywood pop. She fell through the cracks, a powerful soul singer but what's best about Smith is how she never belonged to any world, how she was soulful without being gritty, overblown without being sticky.

       6. Toot-Toot-Tootsie.

"Tar and Cement" w/Lyrics- Verdelle Smith

Sunday, 22 March 2020

James Last Orchestra...320 Kbps

 Here's "James Last" getting in on the "Non Stop Dancing" Records that was popular in the late 60's 70's....popular songs all strung together !!!

The Laurie Johnson Orchestra....320 Kbps

Roll Up!! Roll Up!! all you Big Band enthusiasts have a listen to this....It's great !!....I doubt if any of you out there will have heard of "The Laurie Johnson Orch" fact I don't think that it did exist as a working Orchestra I might be wrong but I think it was made up of session musicians and good English ones of the day....Laurie Johnson is a first class arranger doing film and tv scores...he has done arangements for "Ted Heath's...Jack Parnell...Geraldo Bands...And Mantovani so you can see he has a good pedigree !!!Soooooo if you like a good Big band Jazz Sound give this one a listen....would have loved to hear it in "Stereo"...don't know whether it was recorded in "Stereo" was recorded in 3 sessions 6th 13th 27th of August 1957....if anyone has any more info about it would be great to hear about it !!......Oooops just checked up on "Google"and it seems that it was a working Orchestra they made two more L/P's as well as this one.....marvelous what you can find out when you "Google" somebody !!

1. Chinatown
2. I Lead A Charmed Life
3. I Cover The Waterfront
4. In A Little Spanish Town
5. Hallo
6. Surrey With The Fringe On The Top

1. Iroquois
2. Aunt Orsavella
3.The Things We Did Last Summer
4.Donkey Serenade
5. Olwins Dream
6. Operation Orchestra

       6. Surrey With The Fringe on The Top.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Barbra Streisand...320Kbps

 There's not much you can say about BS that hasn't been said a thousand times before so I won't say it !!.....except that she has now in 1978 got complete control of her voice !! An interesting thing to do is make a "playlist" of her first L/P "The Barbra Streisand Album" with this one starting with "Track 1" from TBSA "Track 2" from this one and so on and listen to the difference its a really cool "playlist".......Most of the songs on this one are not well known except for a couple but that really doesn't matter its her interpretation of the song and of course her voice that gets you !!!

1. Tomorrow
2. A Man I Loved
3. I Don't Break Easily
4. Love Breakdown
5. You Don't Bring Me Flowers

1. Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes
2. One More Night
3. Stay Away
4. Deep In The Night
5. Songbird

       2. One More Night.

James Last And Orch....320 Kbps

This should jog the memory a bit... hits from all decades rolled into a continues non stop tracks...Not exactly a "Rave" but pleasant sing along value !!!

Side 1                                                                 Side Two

1. Rivers Of Babylon                                       1. Brown Girl In The Ring
2. Dancing In The City                                    2. One For You One For Me
3. Night Fever                                                  3. Save Your Kisses For Me
4. Boogie Oogie Oogie                                     4. Amazing Grace
5. If I Only Had Time                                     5. Yesterday
6. Sailing                                                          6. Love Is In The Air
7. Una Paloma Blanca                                    7. I'm On Fire
8. I Can't Give You Anything                        8. I Only Want To Be With You
9. Y Viva Espana                                            9. You Make Me Feel Brand New
10. Fernando                                                  10. I Write The Songs
11. Massachusetts                                          11. Yes Sir I Can Boogie
12. Your The One That I Want                    12. Money Money Money
13. Rasputin

Side Three                                                      Side Four

1. Black Is Black                                            1. Stayin' Alive
2. In Zaire                                                      2. Let Me Be The One
3. Kiss You All Over                                     3. Cecilia
4. Mull Of Kintyre                                        4. I've Gotta Get a Message To You
5. Lara's Theme                                            5. Strangers in The Night
6. Rock Bottom                                             6. Daddy Cool
7. I Love To Love                                         7. Summertime
8. Love Hurts                                                8. Jeans On
9. Belfast                                                        9. All By Myself
10. It's a Heartache                                      10. You're The First My Last My Everything
11. Substitute                                                11. Knowing Me Knowing You
12. Dancing Queen                                       12. Devil Woman
                                                                       13. Stuff Like That

Peggy Lee...320 Kbps

Here's Peggy Lee at her sultry best....small voice seldom more than a it say's on the sleeve notes and I agree that's how she does most of the songs....but I recon that the last track "Deed I Do"seems to be recorded at a different session it doesn't seem to fit in with the other tracks !!

P.S. Thanks to Calvin we have the Original sleeve which is much better that the one that I had !!....Cheers Calvin !!!

1. As You Desire Me
2. It Could Happen To You
3. Pretty Eyes
4. Remind Me
5. You Fascinate Me So
6. I Wanna Be Loved

1. I'm Walking Through Heaven With You 
2. I Remember You
3. Too Close For Comfort
4. In Other Words
5. Because I Love Him So
6. Deed I Do

       1. I'm Walking Through Heaven With You.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Nelson Riddle & Orchestra..320 Kbps


Here's an L/P that's very interesting in the fact that you might be waiting to hear "Sinatra" "Ella" " Peggy" or even "Nat King Cole" to come in at some point....BUT no its just "Nelson Riddle" on his own...on the back it say's it's a party record and people should be dancing to it...but it's better just to sit down and have a quiet listen it's a Good Un'...I first heard it at my local Cinema "Savoy"they played some tracks in the Interval for quite some time so I went and asked the manager what the record was and here it is from the late 50's !!

1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. You Are My Lucky Star
3. You And The Night And The Music
4. Younger Than Springtime
5. You Leave Me Breathless
6. Your An Old Smoothie

1. Then I'll Be Happy
2. I Get Along Without You Very Well
3. I Can't Escape From You
4. Have You Got Any Castles Baby
5. Darn That Dream
6. Let Yourself Go

       2. You Are My Lucky Star.

Judy Garland..320 Kbps

 Here's Judy singing her heart out in one of the best of the "Garland "Films including one of the finest songs from it...and the video of it is below !!.....I can't believe that when the film was first released they cut out the "Born In A Trunk"...thank goodness that they put it back as that also is a great part of the film !!

P.S. Also found two great outtakes from the if Judy rocks your boat you'll enjoy them !!

 1. Gotta Have Me Go With You
2. Born In A Trunk

1. Here's What I'm Here For
2. It's A New World
3. Someone At Last
4. Lose That Long Face
5. The Man That Got Away 


Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The Man That Got Away - A Star Is Born (1954)

Judy Garland - The Man That Got Away (Outtake 1)

Judy Garland - The Man That Got Away (Outtake 2)

The Mike Sammes Singers...320. Kbps

 If you like easy listening and like group singers then this is one for you its a favorite of mine and the cover has not suffered too much so thats ok !!...They were the backing singers to loads of "Pop" records of the 60's & 70's and maybe description of them is a very laid back version of "Ray Conniff Singers".....BUT they have there own style so that's where the comparison ends !....Best track is.. "I'll Know"

1. Put On A Happy Face
2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
3. Misty
4. Spring Spring Spring
5. Dreaming
6. There Will Never Be Another You

1. California Here I Come
2. Baby Talk To Me
3. I'll Know
4. Deep In A Dream
5. Passing Breeze
6. Let's Get Away From It All

       3. I'll Know.