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Thursday, 16 January 2014

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



Ray Conniff And Billy Butterfield....320 Kpbs

Re-Post Requested By Todd
 This was a favourite of mine when I first bought it in the late 50's just loved the Swing and Shuffle Beat that was Conniff's Trade mark not played it for a while till I've put it on here and it still sounds great !!...One more for the Easy Listening Brigade....Best track I think would be "Something To Remember You By "..got quite a few Conniff's so if you like him keep a lookout!!

1. Beyond The Blue Horizon
2. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby 
3. All The Things You Are
4. Oh What A Beautiful Morning
5. Time On my Hands
6. Something To Remember You By

1. What A Difference A Day Made
2. South Of The Border
3. Can't We Be Friends
4. Rosalie
5. A Love Is Born
6. I Found A Million Dollar Baby

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Ella Fitzgerald...320 Kpbs



I never did get round to buying the second vol of this song book...But I do have it on a CD....Ella has the "Billy May" Orchestra behind her this time....There are some great "Saxophone" Solo moments in some of the tracks particularly on "Blues In The Night" and "This Time The Dreams On Me"....as usual Ella's Voice is at her peak !!!

1. Blues In The Night
2. Let's Fall In Love
3. Stormy Weather
4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
5. My Shining Hour
6. Hooray For Love

1. This Time The Dreams On Me
2. That Old Black Magic
3. I've Got The World On A String
4. Let's Take A Walk Around The Block
5. Ill Wind
6. Acc-ent-tchu-ate The Positive