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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Ella Fitzgerald...320 Kbps


Another great set of songs by Ella...This L/P has one of the best recordings of "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face" on it...

P.S. If you like Ella In "Songbook" Mode then this is the one for you....Nice slow Ballads not a "Jive" Or "Scat" Or "Swing" in earshot !!!!!

1. You Go To My Head
2. Willow Weep For Me
3. I'm Thru With Love
4. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
5. Everything Happens To Me
6. Lost In A Fog

1. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
2. I'll Never Be The Same
3. So Rare
4. Tenderly
5. Stairway To The Stars
6. Moonlight In Vermont

      1. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face

The Ink Spots..

Here's another different one from "Bob"'s great having and hearing L/P's that I would never ever get to hear if the "Net" wasn't here !!...I had a suspicion that this was one of those that takes old recording's and adds more music tracks to it....but according to the back sleeve no its not !!..and they have done Vol 1 And 2....wonder if anybody has any information on "Spinorama" records ?? !!!! and if anybody has links to Vol 1 & 2 be cool to get them...its a great L/P !! people give it a download !!....still not sure tho' the man fiddling with the knobs and sliders on the "Recording Console" is responsible !!

      3. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Lena Zavaroni...

I will let "Wikepedia" do the talking on this one...its a very different post courtesy of "Bob" from "Belgium"...I wonder what kind of "Singer / Entertainer" she would have been if her life hadn't gone the way it did !!!!

Lena Hilda Zavaroni (4 November 1963 – 1 October 1999) was a Scottish child singer and a television show host. With her album Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me) at ten years of age, she is the youngest person in history to have an album in the top ten of the UK Albums Chart. Later in life she hosted TV shows and appeared on stage. From the age of 13 Lena suffered from anorexia nervosa which became clinical depression two years later at the age of 15. Lena died at the age of 35 from pneumonia.

In 1974 Lena appeared on Opportunity Knocks hosted by Hughie Green and won the show for a record-breaking five weeks running. She followed this with the album Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me), a collection of classic and then-recent pop standards which reached number eight in the UK album chart. At 10 years, 146 days old, Lena is still the youngest person to have an album in the Top 10.
Lena also sang at a Hollywood charity show with Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball in 1974, at which Ball commented, "You’re special. Very special and very, very good," although some sources attribute the words to Sinatra. Following this, Lena guest-starred on The Carol Burnett Show. She also appeared on The Morecambe and Wise Show, the 1976 Royal Variety Show and performed at the White House for US President Gerald Ford. Signed to the soul-oriented Stax Records label in the United States, Lena was not widely popular despite the praise and television appearances; her Ma album was not listed in the popularity charts, and its title single only reached 91st position on the Billboard Hot 100 during a four-week chart run in the summer of 1974.

      4. Help Me Make It Through The Night


This one is courtesy of "Bob" from "Belgium".....For all the "German" visitors ...Thanks for looking !!!....there are some songs on it that I'm sure everyone will know !!

      6. Was Kann Schoner Sein

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Bread...320 Kbps

This one comes courtesy of "Geoff"..don't know much about "Bread" so I will leave the comments to those who do !!....It contains one of the most recorded song of the 70's !!!!!

1. Let Your Love Go
2. Take Comfort
3. Too Much Love
4. If
5. Be Kind To Me
6. He's A Good Lad

1. She Was My Lady
2. Live In Your Love
3. What A Change
4. I Say Again
5. Come Again
6. Truckin'

       6. Truckin'

Helmut Zacharias...320 Kbps

Still keeping in the easy listening mood and still across the channel in "Belgium" via "Bob" we have once again the man with the "Magic Violins" !!!

      6. Cielito Lindo 

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett

The man with 50 Guitars at his disposal does "South America" and it sounds great !!...courtesy of "Bob" !!

      1. Maria Elena

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

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

Caterina Valente

 All the tracks on this L/P have been re-recorded by Caterina about 10 years after the originals....Glad she used the same Werner Muller Orch as the original tracks....The difference is the "Stereo"sound....The originals on The "Polydor" label as far as I know where only recorded in "Mono"...unless somebody out there knows different !!!...The tracks are good but you can hear how much her voice had changed over the 10 years.....There are several tracks that definatly don't come under the title "Greatest Hits".....The vocal gymnastics that she does on "The Breeze And I "are different on this version.....Although this is a great L/P I think I prefer her in her "Polydor" Days !!

1. Malaguena
2. Poinciana
3. More
4. La Paloma
5. The Peanut Vendor
6. What A Difference A Day Made

1. The Breeze And I
2. La Golondrina
3. Amapola
4. Estrellita
5. Besame Mucho
6. My Shawl
      1. The Breeze And I

Kiki Dee

 A great selection of songs from Kiki !

1. Loving And Free
2. if It Rains
3. Lonnie And Josie
4. Travelin' in Style
5. You Put Something Better Inside Me

1. Supercool
2. Rest My Head
3. Amoureuse
4. Song For Adam
5. Sugar On The Floor
     3. Lonnie And Jose

Monday, 11 January 2021

Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb....320 Kbps

Here's some of Ella's early recording's when she first started singing with a big band.....these tracks were recorded between 1937 (the year I was born) ! and 1940.....they are typical songs of the 30's "Swingers" !!!.....I wonder if "Wachy Dust" was another name for "Wachy Backy" !!!!

1. One Side Of Me
2. Coochi Coochi Coo
3. Wachy Dust
4. Ella
5. Rock It For Me
6. I'm the Lonesomest Gal In Town

1. Baby What Else Can I Do
2. Sugar Pie
3. I'm Up A Tree
4. Have Mercy
5. Little White Lies
6. Sing Song Swing

      3. Wachy Dust

Jack Jones....320 Kbps

Another perfect L/P from Jack singing songs of the time 70's to be exact....not a standard song in sight !!!

1. I'll Never Fall In Love Again

2. Sweet Child
3. Easy To Be Hard
4. Josephine For Better Or For Worse
5. Spinning Wheel

1. A Time For Us
2. Isn't It Lonely Together
3. I Keep Leavin' Houses Behind
4. The Seven Last Days
5. And I'll Go
6. Home

      6. Home

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Jane Russell

I think that if Jane had continued to record as well as making films she would have been pretty successful...Its a pity she didn't make more studio recordings

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American actress, singer, and model. She is known as one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.
In 1940, Russell was signed to a seven-year contract by film mogul Howard Hughes, and made her motion-picture debut in The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that went to great lengths to showcase her voluptuous figure.
Russell played Dorothy Shaw in the hit film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) opposite Marilyn Monroe for 20th Century Fox. The film was a huge success, Russell's biggest hit since The Outlaw, making over $5 million.
In October 1957, she debuted in a successful solo nightclub act at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. A self-titled solo LP was issued on MGM Records in 1959. It was reissued on CD in 2009 under the title Fine and Dandy, "I finally got to make a record the way I wanted to make it," she said of the MGM album in the liner notes to the CD reissue

1. Fine And Dandy
2. Take Love Easy
3. Love On The Rocks
4. When A Woman Loves A Man
5. Can't We Talk It Over
6. You Don't Know What love Is

1. Love Is Here To Stay
2. The One I Love
3. How Long Has This Being Going On
4. You're Mine You
5. Born to Be Blue
6. There Will Never Be Another You

      3. How Long Has This Been Going On

David Rose & His Orchestra

Classics once again with a Beat !....Given a lush treatment by master David Rose !
These are well thought out arrangements of some well known classic sounds...One of the best that brings out the classic tunes up to date for today !!

David Daniel Rose (June 15, 1910 – August 23, 1990) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader. His best known compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for many television series.

1. Romeo And Juliet (Fantasy Overture)...Tchaikovsky
2. Serenade For Strings (Opus 48)....Tchaikovsky
3. Waltz of The Flowers (Nutcracker Suite)....Tchaikovsky
4. Symphony In D Minor....Franck
5. Swan Lake (Opus 20)....Tchaikovsky
6. Symphony No 6 In B Minor.....Tchaikovsky

1. Symphony No 1 in C Minor ( Finale )....Brahms
2 Piano Concerto No 1 In B Flat Minor....Tchaikovsky
3. None But The Lonely Heart (Opus 6 No 6)....Tchaikovsky
4. Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite)....Greig
5. String Quarette In D Major....Tchaikovsky

      1. Romeo And Juliet

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Bobby Rydell

It's the 60's now and we are in the hey day's of the Teen Idol !.....Great Track of "I Cried For You " !
Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli; April 26, 1942) is an American singer, mainly of rock and roll music. In the early 1960s, he was considered a teen idol. His most well known songs include "Wild One" and "Volare" (cover), and he appeared in the movie Bye Bye Birdie in 1963.

      9. I Cried For You

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Alison Moyet....320 Kbps

I think Alison has a great individual voice and love her version of "All Cried Out".....In fact I would say that it is the "Definitive" version of that song !!....the rest of the songs on this L/P comes under what I think is that the more you hear them the better they become !!

1. Love Ressurrection
2. Honey For The Bees
3. For You Only
4. Invisible
5. Steal Me Blind

1. All Cried Out
2. Money Mile
3. Twisting The Knife
4. Where Hides Sleep

    1. All Cried Out

Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops Orchestra.

This makes fantastic easy listening....just shows how good the "Lennon & McCartney" songs are when they are played by a 95 man/woman orchestra and boy do they do a great job of it !!.Very Imaginative arrangements.

1. Eleanor Rigby
2. And I Love Her
3. Ob-La-De , Ob-La-Da
4. Hey Jude
5. With A Little Help From My Friends
6. Yellow Submarine

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand
2. Penny Lane
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. The Fool On The Hill
5. Yesterday
6. Michele

    2. And I Love Her

Adam Faith....320 Kbps

Now for something a bit different...Adam Faith as you have never heard him before....Forget the Pop singer and hear him in a new light...the first track is a "Wowzer"...the guitar solo is by "Richie Blackmore" one of the guitar greats..This L/P is an American Release don't know if its got a UK release but I recon that it must have....if you can play the first track on high volume it's a cool one....... Re-recording and listening to the tracks again this is a beautiful L/P and well worth a download IMHO !!!

1. I Survived
2. I Believe in Love
3. Honey
4. Foreign Lady
5. Change

1. Maybe
2. Never Say Goodbye
3.  Goodbye
4. In Your Life
5. Star Song

1. I Survived.

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Clifford T Ward

A 23 track Selection from one of the singer songwriters that should have been more successful than he was.....Unfortunately he is no longer with us...

Clifford Thomas Ward (10 February 1944 – 18 December 2001) was an English singer-songwriter, best known for his career as a solo artist.Ward's 1973 album Home Thoughts remains his best known recording, and he had hit singles with songs such as "Gaye" and "Scullery". His reluctance to tour in support of recorded work may have affected his chances of more substantial mainstream success.

1. Gaye
2. When I Found You
3. Lady With The Book In Her Hand
4. Learning My Part
5. Wherewithal
6. Got To Get Into Your Way Of Life
7. Always Think About You
8. A Song For Susan
9. Before The World Was Round
10. For Emily
11. Sunshine Girl
12. New England Days
13. Scullery
14. All That Glitters Is Not Gold
15. Cellophane
16. Its Better To Believe
17. Give Me One More Chance
18. Mad About You
19. Ocean Of Love
20. The Best Is Yet To Come
21. This Was Our Love
22. Time The magician
23. Where Would That Leave Me

      13. Scullery

Carmen Cavallaro

Dizzy piano fingers doing a Latin Beat !!

Carmen Cavallaro (May 6, 1913 – October 12, 1989) was an American pianist. He established himself as one of the most accomplished and admired light music pianists of his generation.Carmen Cavallaro was born in New York City. Known as the “Poet of the Piano”,Cavallaro formed his own band, a five-piece combo, in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1939. His popularity grew and his group expanded into a 14-piece orchestra, releasing some 19 albums for Decca over the years. 
Cavallaro developed a piano-playing style of glittering and rippling arpeggios to augment his melody, which was often arranged in thick and lush triple- and quadruple-octave chords. His musical interests and arrangements included dance music, particularly Latin rhythms.

1. Enlloro (Voodoo Moon)
2. Dolores My Own
3. La Cumparsa
4. Frenesi
5. The Breeze And I
6. Maria my Own

1. Adios
2. Poinciana
3. You Belong To My Heart
4. Green Eyes
5. Come Closer To Me
6. Perfidia
      3. You Belong To My Heart

Boop Sisters

 Some Jazz Influence now from Italy !! A booper sound from the Sisters !

The Boop Sisters are a jazz / swing vocal trio composed by Lily Latuheru , Giò Giò Rapattoni and Alessya Piermarini .The Boop Sisters were born in 2001 from an idea of ​​Francesca Biagi, with the intention of reviving the repertoire of the Boswell Sisters, the three American sisters who pioneered vocal jazz in the 1930s. harmonized from other repertoires. They are accompanied by a quartet consisting of piano, guitar, bass and drums. The line-up is usually composed of pianist Silvia Manco , guitarist Davide Vaccari (who is often also the arranger of the songs), double bassist Guido Giacomini

1. Bibidi Bobidi Boo
2. Its The Girl
3. Allelluja Tutti Jazzisti
4. Tea For Two
5. Belleville Rendezvous
6. If I Had A Million

1. Fare Thee Well Annabelle
2. Chattanooga Choo Choo
3. 42nd Street
4. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter
5. Alleluja Tutti Jazzisti
6. Heebie Jeebies

     6. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter