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Friday, 5 September 2014

The Jazz Giants...320 Kbps

This one comes from Bob and is "Live" Tracks but no information of where so there's hardly any information about them...Only thing is a date 1957....seems a bit late for the "Al Jolson" tracks all the others tracks could be about that year...Wonder if anybody out there can shine a light on this one !!!


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Ray Conniff Orchestra


 The Great Late "Ray Conniff" and his Orch doing what he does best with his "wordless" chorus !!

1. The Way You Look Tonight
2. I Hear A Rhapsody
3. They Can't Take That Away From Me
4. Moonlight Serenade
5. I Love You
6. I've Told Every Little Star

1. You Do Something To Me
2. As Time Goes By
3. In The Still Of The Night
4. Someone To Watch Over Me
5. Be My Love
6. Where Or When

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Barbra Streisand....320 Kbps


Here's Barbra singing songs by "Contemporary" composers of today rather than the "American Songbook" composers....Produced by "Richard Perry"....Thats the Bloke that tried to get Ella to go all "Poppy"On her "Ella" L/P posted earlier !!!

1. I Don't Know Where I Stand 
2. Hands Of The Man
3. If You Could Read My Mind
4. Just A Little Lovin'
5. Let Me Go
6. Stoney End

1. No Easy Way Down
2. Time And Love
3. Maybe
4. Free The People
5. I'll Be Home

Matt Monroe....320 Kbps

Although the title of this L/P is called "The World" I'm glad that it didn't feature any of his hits it just concentrates on his versions of some great standard songs......and a great job he does with them....Most of the songs have been sung by hundreds of singers so there isn't any "Hit"versions...Its just Matt singing the way he does !!...supplied by Bob from "Belgium"

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
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


Kiki Dee...320 Kbps

Another set of original songs half of which were written by Kiki...Standout track is "Standing Room Only"

1. How Much Fun
2. Sweet Creation
3. Into Eternity
4. Standing Room Only 
5. Bad Day Child
6. Chicago

1. Night Hours
2. Keep Right On
3. In Return
4. Walking
5. First Thing In The Morning

Vikki Carr...320 Kbps

Here's one from "Bob" getting us back on track and its a "Gud Un" !!....Vikki singing some well known songs and putting her own spin on them...That's what I like to hear singers doing there own interpretation of songs and getting as far away from the original so it sounds different.....Having said that it doesn't mean to say I don't enjoy the originals most of the time they are the definitive versions...BUT there are exceptions !!!!

Max Boyce....230 Kbps

Keeping on with the unusual posts this one is from "Mary".....maybe some of you across the Pond and other places might have some difficulty understanding what its all about !!....and wonder why he has got a Leek in his pocket !!...A good suggestion is "Google" him and find out what its all about.....For those who understands its a good rousing set of comic songs and narrative !! Recorded as it says on the sleeve at "The Treorchy Rugby Club"....Side One has most of the narrative with Side Two the songs...

1. 9--3
2. The Scottish Trip
3.The Ballad Of Morgan The Moon
4. The Outside Half Factory

1. Asso Asso Yogoshi
2. Duw It Hard
3. Ten Thousand Instant Christians
4. Did You Understand
5. Hymns And Arias