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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Songs That Won The War

Now for something entirely different and definitely nostalgic and maybe relevant in view of today's troubles !!.....The sentiment of the people of the 30's & 40's when England was at war surely will once again with the present generation and with the rest of the world that is suffering at this moment in time come together.. and as the old Btitish Saying goes "Keep A Stiff Upper Lip" !!....The songs on this L/P may be dated but some and most of the sentiment is still valid for todays time !!...and the last track is a cracker !!!


Max Greger

Journey round the world over !! till the next time of course !!...BUT we are still in "Belguim" and a change of  Musical Instrument !! put those feet up sip a coffee or a GT and relax To the "SAX" courtisey of "Bob"....Cheerrs Bob !!


Maurice Larcange & His Accordions

Seems that we are still on a "Globe Trot" across the world !!!..we are now in "Paris" courtesy of "Belgium" Bob of course !!...I didn't realise that Accordian Music could sound as good as this it "Swings" !!..and its great "Stereo" as "Phase4 Stereo" always is...well worth a listen to...It's A Cool One !!


The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett...320 Kbps

Ok so "Mexico" was fine  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

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass...320 Kbps

After the night out at the "Opera" How's about a trip to "Mexico" !!!...A couple of tracks sung by "Herb" and the rest you can have a spin around the room too !!

1. This Guy's In Love With You 
2. Slick 
3. Bittersweet Samba
4. Miss Frenchy Brown
5. Let It Be Me

1. Without Her
2. Casino Royale
3. More And More Amore
4. Wind Song For Carlos
5. With A Little Help From My Friends


The New Seekers...320 Kbps

Obviously named group from the 70's...taking over from the Australian Group "The Seekers"...but of course nothing like them !!...I believe they did have a hit with the title song...a pleasant enough set of 70's Songs sung competently !!...Dig The " 70's  Big Hair !!!

1. Look What They've Done To My Song Ma
2. Sing Out
3. Alright My love
4. Why Can't We All Get Together 
5. Friend Of Jesus
6. Blackberry Way

1. Song Sung Blue
2. Nickel Song
3. Rainmaker
4. Out On The Edge Of Beyond
5. Captain Stormy
6. Morning Has Broken 


Friday, 20 November 2015

Steve Race & Orchestra...320 Kbps

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 This is a great L/P featuring some of Englands top musicians of the day..."Tubby Hayes" "Johnny Scott" & "Stan Roderick"...playing the TV Themes tunes like you've never heard them played before....Don't know about the "Dance" in the title its more of a "Jazz To The TV Themes"!!!!...../Great tracks of "Corrie" and "Z Cars"

1. Maigret
2. Coronation Street
3. Naked City
4. Startime
5. Z Cars
6. Man Of The World

1. Perry Mason
2. Here And Now
3. Willow Waltz
4. Route 66
5. Stranger On The Shore
6. Doctor Kildare


Liberace...320 Kbps

Surprisingly this is the first time I have actually listened to a "Liberace" L/P and I am pleasantly surprised he's good !!...should have listened to him more !!....great arrangments with a dash of "Jazz" and "Symphonic"

1. You Were Ment For Me
2. It's Easy To Remenber
3. Sweet And Lovely
4. The Very Thought Of You
5. My Heart Stood Still

1. Kiss Me Again
2. You Go To My Head
3. Don't Blame Me
4. A Kiss In The Dark
5. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes