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Friday, 9 November 2018

Blackout !! Shutdown !!

Thanks folks for all your interest and comments but the last two posts only lasted 4 day's so I recon that it's now time to bow out !!...the blog will still be here unless "Blogger" decides to pull the plug and the site vanishes !!...Thanks once again everybody !!!.TA TA...Luigi !!!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Dottie Clark


Here's two from John that are entirely new to me !...shades of Dinah Washington & Nancy Wilson !! so  join me in a new experience....Thanks John !

1. I'm Lost Without You Tonight
2. Come Back To Me
3. The More I See You
4. Tell Me
5. Please Send me Someone To Love
6. Gone Again

1. Not Without You
2. What's A Poor fool To Do
3. Everyone Has Someone
4. I'm Crying
5. Well Alright Ok You Win
6. Take Me


2 Whats A Poor Fool To Do

Dave Pike


A soft kinda meandering sound with a solid trumpet !!


2. Jet Set

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Anne Shelton..320.Kbps


 Anne Shelton was a very popular singer from the 50's & 60's and I believe that she was the only singer to sing with "Glenn Millers" band when he came to England to do some broadcasting for the BBC....This L/P is a collection of her singles and a couple of tracks from another L/P which I will be posting later

P.S Just a bit of "Musical Trivia"....Anne's recording of "Lay Down Your Arms" was banned from being played on the BBC because of the fact that "Soldiers were not suposed to lay down their Arms (Weapons) according to the WD !!!.....It still was one of Anne's greatest hits and I believe was a no 1 for her (I think) !!!

 1. Lets Face The Music And Dance
2. Too Young To Go Steady
3. Ha Ha Ha 
4. To Love And be Loved
5. Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me
6. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
7. The Village Of St Bernadette

1. The Man That Got Away
2. Lay Down Your Arms
3. Souvenir D'Italie
4. Seven Stages Of Man
5. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
6. Perfidia
7. My Yiddishe Momme


3. Ha Ha Ha

Helmut Zacharias.


This I think is the best one I have heard from "Helmut"....maybe its because of the slightly big band sound that he has got on it...definitely not a "Sweeping Strings" session !!!




5. April In Portugal

Anna Maria Alberghetti


Alberghetti was a child prodigy. Her father was an opera singer and concert master of the Rome Opera Company. Her mother was a pianist. She had a brother named Gorge. At age six, Anna Maria sang in a concert on the Isle of Rhodes with a 100-piece orchestra. She performed at Carnegie Hall in New York at the age of 13. At 15, she was introduced to American film audiences in Frank Capra's 1951 musical Here Comes the Groom, which starred Bing Crosby. At 16, she was Red Skelton's opening act during his Sahara Hotel engagement in Las Vegas.

A pleasant selection of standards sung well by the gal with the three barrelled name !

Thanks John for the above selections they were great !!!..Have a Good Day !!! 





5. My One And Only Love

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Johnny Mann Singers


Not exactly "Ray Conniff" but a gentle set of male and female voices blending well with some good arrangements of some of  Lennon & McCartneys well known songs....still missing that "Shuffle" beat


8 And I Love Her<

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, 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 !!!...so 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

Commodres..320..Kbps

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

Eurythmics..320..Kbps

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 !!...one 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 !!