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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Clifford T Ward....320 Kbps

If any of you out there in the wide wide world has not heard any of "Clifford T Ward" songs then you are missing out of something great....The video below is one of his best songs and also one of my favourite it when the lyrics to a song mean something and make complete sense. listen to all the lyrics on this L/P and you will see what I mean !!...all the songs on this one are great so come on folks give it a go and listen carefully I'm sure that most people will be able to know exactly what he means !!

1. Scullery
2. Not Waving-Drowning
3. Are You Really Interested
4. A Sad Cliche
5. To An Air Hostess

1. All Modern Conveniences
2. Wayward
3. Screen Test
4. For Debbie And Her Friends
5. Tea Cosy

   5. Tea Cosy

Clifford T. Ward - Songs of Searching

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Eagles...320 Kbps

Good job my musical taste is as varied as it is otherwise I would have missed out on some great modern songs as this L/P has some !! the live version of "Seven Bridges Road" & "New Kid In Town"and of course "Hotel California" has to make an apearance !!!

1. Hotel California
2. Heartache Tonight
3. Seven Bridges Road
4. Victim Of Love
5. The Sad Cafe

1. Life In The Fast Lane
2. I Can't Tell You Why
3. New Kid In Town
4. The Long Run
5. After The Thrill Is Gone

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

EL Pasodoble...320 Kbps

 This L/P was bought on one of my holiday's I'd forgotten all about it and I think that I have only played it once I think.... but I thought I would share it with everybody because it does sound authentic....still can't remember what made me buy it !!...must have been all the wine and tequilla...."El Pasadoble" has all the bull fight music....and its good to hear the familar "Tangos" I presume how they were first composed without the lyrics....all in all I think it was a good buy !!  

P.S. It still sounds authentic !!!!.......Translations By "Google Translate "

1. El Gato Montes ( The WildCat )
2. Suspiros De Espana ( Spain Sighs )
3. Mi Jaca ( My Jaca )                                                
4. En Er Mundo ( On Is Mundo )
5. Islas Canarias (Canary Islands )
6. La Giralda ( The Gialda )

1.Yira Yira ( Yira Yira )
2. La Cumparsita ( The Cumparsita )
3. Celos ( Jealousy )
4. A Media Luz ( At Half Light )
5. El Choclo ( The Corn )
6. Adios Muchachos ( Bye Guys )

   3. Celos ( Jealousy )

Jack Jones....320 Kbps

Another good set of songs sung perfectly by Jack..

1. I'm Falling In Love Again
2. If You Ever Leave Me
3. Goin' Out Of my Head
4. Pretty
5. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
6. There Comes A Time

1. The Letter
2.By The Time I Get To Phoenix
3. Baby Don't You Quit Now
4. Long Ago Last Night
5. Somewhere

   1. The Letter

Monday, 13 January 2020

Barbra Streisand...320 Kbps

Not much one can say about Barbra Streisand that hasn't been said thousands of times so I wont even attempt too !!....geat selection of songs especialy "I Found You Love"...and she has complete control of her voice...she recorded this L/P about 1977 just after her Film "A Star Is Born".....nice cover !!

1. Superman
2. Don't Believe What You Read
3. Baby Me Baby
4. I Found You Love
5. Answer Me

1. My Heart Belongs To Me
2. Cabin Fever
3. Love Comes From Unexpected Places
4. New York State of Mind
5. Lullaby For Myself

   4. I Found You Love

Friday, 3 January 2020

Cyril Stapleton & Orchestra.320 Kbps

 This is a nice selection of tunes in waltz time from films....recorded in "Panoramic Stereo" which I suppose is "Pye's" version of Upgrade Stereo...I suppose if you have Hi-Fi equipment that costs the earth !! ( A Couple Thousand pounds would do it) you would perhaps hear a difference but to my gentle ears and my modest equipment its sounds the same as normal Stereo!!....A good treat for all easy listeners !!

 1. Women In Love                                              1. Moon River
2. Peyton Place                                                    2. A Taste Of Honey
3. Ballerina                                                          3. Edelweiss
4. Lara's Theme                                                  4. Jean
5. Hushabye Mountain                                       5. Romeo & Juliet
6. Quentin's Theme                                            6. The Last Waltz

   3. Ballerina

Broadway Cast of Guys And Dolls

  Well now to the Bright Lights of "Broadway"a good original cast recording of a first class show....

   Sit Down Your Rocking The Boat

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Leo Sayer...320 Kbps

I think that this was Leo's 2nd L/P a couple of great tracks are "Long Tall Glasses" and the song "One Man Band"!... This I Believe is the best L/P that Leo has done....Produced by his then Manager & Promoter "Adam Faith"

2. Train
3. The Bells Of St Mary's
4. One Man Band
 5. In My Life

1. When I Came Home This Morning
2. Long Tall Glasses
3. Another Time
4. Solo
5. Giving It All Away

   2. Long Tall Glasses

Sarah Vaughan....320 Kbps

Here are some of Sarah's late 50's always her voice is spot on and it a great L/P !

1. Dreamy
2. Hands Across The Table
3. The More I See You
4. I'll Be Seeing You
5. Star Eyes
6. You've Changed

1. Trees
2. Why Was I Born
3. My Ideal
4. Crazy He Calls Me
5. Stormy Weather
6. Moon Over Miami

   3. The More I See You

Monday, 30 December 2019

The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett...320 Kbps

 Let's now jet off now to Sunny "Spain" and do some "Flemenco" Dancing !!
 This one is IMHO one of the best of The 50 Guitar series....and again we have that little man running around fiddling with the knobs and sliders !!....Seriously I shouldn't deride the talent of the main guitar performers who according to the back of the sleeve and one or two other people that have made a comment is...TOM TEDESCO......But I like the thought of that little man running around the recording studio !!!

 1. Lady Of Spain
2. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
3. Conquest
4. Meditation
5. La Violetera
6. Adios Mariquita Linda

1. Valencia
2. In A Little Spanish Town
3. El Relicario
4. Blue Tango
5. Marcheta
6. Temptation

   4. Blue Tango

Petula Clark....320 Kbps

Petula Clark's many french recordings...

I think the cover is great...songs are good too not many well known ones...
Over the years she has recorded some great album's and singles...
One of her best CD's in my opinion was one called "Blue Lady"..."The Nashville Sessions"She recorded it in 1975 but it was'nt released till 1995 it was recorded for the ABC Record Company...reason for the delay according to the review was "Creative differences with the label" ...whatever that means so it was lying on a shelf for 20 years

1. Chariot
2. Coeur Blesse
3. Les Chants De L'Ete
4. Les Colimacons
5. Dans Le Train De Nuit

6. Claquez Vos Doigts

1. Les Beaux Jours
2. L 'Enfant Do
3. Chanson D'Argentine Tes Yeux Blues
4. Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon
5. L'Amour Que Tu M' As Donne
6. Darling Cheri

   1. Chariot

Dionne Warwick...320 Kbps

Side One is  gentle soft Dionne and Side Two is Dionne in power mode....recorded in 1969

1. I Say A little Prayer
2. This Girls In love With You
3. Little Green Apples
4. Where Is Love
5. Who Is Gonna Love Me

1. The Windows Of The World
2. Where Am I Going
3. Silent Voices
4. Lonely In My Heart
5. Yesterday I Heard The Rain

   4. Where Is Love

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Paul Simon...320 Kbps

Here's Paul Simon on his own except on the track "My Little Town" which he is joined by his former singing partner "AG"....All the songs were written by Paul so you would say that they are contemporary songs of the mid 70's....there is one that is a bit of a puzzler and that is "Your Kind"....its got me stumped... Is it a picture !!...a dog !! a cat !!....what the heck is he leaving ??!!!!!

1. Still Crazy After All These Years
2. My Little Town
3. I Do It For Your Love
4. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
5. Night Game

1. Gone At Last
2. Some Folks Lives Roll Easy
3. Have A Good Time
4. You're Kind
5. Silent Eyes

   4. Your Kind

Linda Lewis....320 Kbps

Linda Lewis has a voice that you either love or hate....I love it !!....A very talented singer songwriter in fact all the songs on this L/P she wrote herself...a couple of her hits are on this one...Its one of those L/P's that the more you listen to it the better it have a listen Folk's !!!!

1. Spring Song
2. Reach For The Truth
3. Its The Frame
4. Feeling Feeling
5. What Are You Asking Me For
6. Lark

1. Rock A Doodle Doo
2. Old Smokey
3. Gladly Give My Hand
4. More Than A Fool
5. Been My Best
6. Waterbaby
7. Ten Little Indians

1. Rock A Doodle Do

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Wagner Greatest Hits.

 Sounds like a "Pop" L/P with the title usually associated with singers....But no it ain't it's a CLASSICAL one !!!....As usual all or most of the tracks are easily recognisable so give it a go and a listen !!

1. Prelude To "Die Meistersinger"....George Szell And The Cleveland Orchestra
2. Bridal Chorus From "Lohengrin"..... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
3. The Ride Of The Valkyries....Leonard Bernstein And The New York Philharmonic

1. Prelude To Act 3 "Lohengrin"....Eugene Ormandy And The Philadelphia Orch
2. Liebestod From "Tristan & Isolde"....Eugene Ormandy And The Philadelphia Orch
3. Festmarch From "Tannhauser"....Leonard Bernstein And The New York Phil
4. Pilgrims Chorus From "Tanhauser"....The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

   3. Ride Of The Valkyries

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Roger Bennet

Still keeping with "Bob" we now have some relaxing music that could send you into the "Arms Of Morpheus" depending on your mood !!....Its a good selection of well know songs that should go down well with all you "Easy Listening" Folks !!

   6. Nancy Girl

Friday, 6 December 2019

Harry Nilsson....320 Kbps

A great Nilsson L/P just proving what a good singer and lyric writer he was....although with the exception of a couple of his hit tracks most of the songs on this L/P once you have heard them they stick in the memory even tho' you will hear them just once.....great track is "Don't Leave Me"......Great Stuff !!

1. Good Old Desk
2. Don't Leave Me
3. Mr Richland's Favorite Song
4. Little Cowboy
5. Together

1. Everybody's Talkin'
2. I Said Goodbye To Me
3. Little Cowboy
4. Mr Tinker
5. One
6. The Wailing Of The Willow
7. Bath

   4. Mr Tinker

Deodato..320 Kbps

 Now here's one for the "Electric Guitar" Enthusiasts there are some great "Solo's" on this L/P
and the whole L/P is great !!...including the "Hit" version of (2001) well worth a listen too even if you are not a "Guitar" enthusiast !!!

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
2. Spirit Of Summer 
3. Carly And Carole

1. Baubles Bangles And Beads
2. Prelude To Afternoon Of A Faun
3. September 13

   1. Baubles Bangles And Beads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Blossom Dearie....320 Kbps

This was recorded at "Ronnie Scots Club" in London in 1967 there was no gaps in between the tracks so I had to record it as just "Side 1 & Side 2"...."Blossom Dearie" has one of those voices that you either love or hate....even when she was older her voice did not change at all...I would have thought the voice would have deepened with age but it didnt !!

1. Let's Go Where The Grass Is Greener                         1. Peel Me A Grape
2. You Turn Me On Baby                                                  2. One Note Samba
3. Sleeping Bee                                                                    3. On A Clear Day
4. Sweet Lover No More                                                    4. I'll Only Miss Him
5. Sweet Georgie Fame                                                      5. Big City's For Me
6. That's No Joke                                                               6. You're Gonna Hear From Me

Barry Manilow...320 Kbps

 A not too dramatic L/P from Barry containing a great track with "Lily Tomlin" and one of my "Fav's" of his.. "Bermuda Triangle"...the rest of the tracks are typical "Barry Manilow" Songs!

1. Lonely Together
2. Bermuda Triangle
3. I Made It Through The Rain
4. Twenty Four Hours A Day
5. Dance Away

1. Life Will Go On
2. Only In Chicago
3. The Last Duet...with Lily Tomlin
4. London
5.We Still Have Time

  2. Bermuda Triangle

Dick Schory....320 Kbps

This is another one that will test your stereo equipment...Its much quieter than the previous ones considering there's plenty of percussion instruments..It has everything but the kitchen sink...if you read the back it gives you all the instruments that is played on this L/P.....And it is good STEREO!!!

1. National Emblem March
2. Baia
3. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
4. Ding Dong Polka
5. April In Paris
6. Holiday In A Hurry

1. Buck Dance
2. Duel on The Skins
3. September In The Rain
4. Tidley Winks
5. The Sheik Of Araby
6. Typee
   1. Buck Dance