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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Top Of The Pops.VA.320 kbps

Still with the compilation theme !!...16 tracks from the unknown singers that sound nearly ! like the originals !!....Pop Songs Of The Year 1979 !!

1. Hooray Hooray It's A Holi Holiday
2. Shine A Little Love
3. Love You Inside And Out
4. Roxanne
5. Holiday Girl
6. Boy's Keep Swingin'
7. Knock On Wood
8. Does Your Mother Know

1. Reunited
2. Pop Muzik
3. Bright Eyes
4. One Way Ticket
5. Banana Split
6. Hallelujah
7. Dance Away
8. Boogie Wonderland

09. Pop Muzic.mp3

Break-Through.VA.320 Kbps

Here's another compilation of tracks that the record company's put together to introduce you to the "Studio 2 Stereo" Series....All instrumental versions of well knowm songs...

1. This Is My Song...Frank Pourcel & Orchestra
2. Spanish Harlem...Norrie Paramor & Orchestra
3. Silouette Hula...Wout Steenhuis
4. More...Norman Newell & Orchestra
5. Poppa Yo Quero...Joe Loss & Orchestra
6. Somewhere My Love... Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains

1. 633 Squadron...Ron Goodwin & Orchestra
2. Exotica...Pepe Jaramillo...7 His Latin American Rhythm
3. Michelle...Band Of The Irish Guards
4. Strangers In The Night...Garry Blake & Orchestra
5. Limelight / Smile...Semprini
6. St Louis Blues March...Eric Delany & Louis Belson

08. Exotica.mp3

Scottish Soldiers.320 Kbps

Something new has been added to this Blog!!!!...."Bagpipes" !!...Plenty of  Historical Info on the back if you like "Bagpipes & Massed Bands" go for it !!!

1. Fanfare
2. Scotsmen March Along 
3. Dance Set
4. Wee Macgregor
5. National Emblem March 
6. My Home

1. The Thin Red Line
2. Highland Dance Set
3. Pentland Hills
4. Elizabethan Serenade 
5. Finale

10. Elizabethan Serenade.mp3

Steeleye Span.320 Kbps

What a funny looking cover !!
 Steeleye Span are an English folk rock band formed in 1969. Still active today, along with Fairport Convention, they are amongst the best known acts of the British folk revival, and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles "Gaudete" and "All Around My Hat". They had three Top 40 albums; they achieved a certified gold record with sales of "All Around My Hat".

1. Black Jack Davy
2. Hard Times Of Old England
3. Cadgwith Anthem
4. Sum Waves
5. The Wife Of Ushers Well

1. Gamble Gold
2. All Around My Hat
3. Dance With Me
4. Batchelors Hall
06. Gamble Gold.mp3

Olivia Newton John.320 Kbps

Blue front cover Red back cover !!..Record sleeve designers must have had a"Bright Night" when they designed this !!....We have "Olivia" in a "Red Jump Suit"on the back...I bet she wasn't sewn into them !!!!...onto the songs well "Sam" is the only one that is well known the rest are ok..up there with the thought that the more you hear them the better they become !!

1. Don't Stop Believin'
2. A Thousand Conversations
3. Compassionate man
4. New Born Babe
5.Hey Mr Dreammaker 

1. Every Face Tells A Story
2. Sam
3. Love You Hold The Key
4. I'll Bet You A Kangaroo 
5. The Last Time You Loved

4. I Bet You A Kangaroo.

The World Of Handel.320 Kbps

A little dip into "Classica" !!...331 years down the line !!..we have a "Top Of The Pops" composer of that time ! doing his thing !!!

01. Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba.mp3

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Randy Edelman.320 Kbps

 Its great once in a while to listen to an L/P with songs that you can understand the lyrics and have a story to tell !! and this one fits the bill perfectly every song is 100% understandable !!
and includes a great track that I spoke about on another post of "Randy's" Songs that I posted relax and listen !!!

 1. Concrete And Clay
2. Fresh Out Of Love
3. Your The One
4. Slippin' Away
5. The Woman On Your Arm !!!!
6. Don't let Go Of Me
7. Can't It All Be Love

1. The Uptown Uptempo Woman
2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
3. You
4. A Weekend In New England
5. Take My Hand
6.  Pistol Packin' Melody
7. Blue Street
05. The Woman on Your Arm.mp3

Band Of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.320 Kbps

Pleasantly surprised by this one !!..expected a lot of "Oop Pah Pah" but NO..on some tracks they have the "Big Band" enjoy some "Beatles" tunes done a bit different !!

1. Yellow Submarine
2. Day Tripper
3. Penny Lane
4. The Fool On The Hill
5. A Hard Days Night 
6. Eleanor Rigby

1. Yesterday
2. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
3. All My Loving
4. Can't Buy Me Love
5. Help
6. I'll Keep You Satisfied

10. Can't Buy Me Love.mp3

Foster & Allen.320 Kbps

Take one bearded gent put him together with a long haired one !!..and you have an "Irish" duo singing "Love Songs"..mainly Irish ones of course !!...a gentle set of songs !!

1. After all These Years 
2. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
3. Red River Valley
4. The Rose Of Allendale
5. The Mountains Of Mourne
6. I Still Love You
7. The Rose Of Mooncoin
8. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

1. When I dream
2. Morning Glory
3. The Old Rustic bridge By The Mill
4. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen 
5. Do You Think You Could Love Me Again
6. Alice Benbolt
7. Molly My Lovely Molly 
8. Gentle Annie

06. I Still Love You.mp3

Frankie Laine.320 Kbps

 Memories of the 50's....just left school...first job...ect !!!!...Some of "Frankie's" classics !!

1. Jealousy
2. High Noon
3. Your Cheating Heart
4. Blowing Wild
5. Cool Water

1. Jezebel
2. Granada
3. That Lucky Old Sun
4. That's My Desire
5. Answer Me



Friday 25 November 2016

Tracks !!!

It's seems now I have cracked the way to put a track on this blog with the help of "Bobbinbob" from  "From The Vaults"...Thanks Bob !!
Sooooooooo you can expect a track on most of the posts from now on...They will be IMHO tracks that I think are the best ones that are on the L/ I hope you have a listen to them.

Monday 21 November 2016

Party Mega Mix 60's.320 Kbps

60 Top hits from the 60's all played non stop.... that is till the "Stylus" comes to the end of the record or middle to be precise !!....some tracks are cut short so you don't actually get the whole of the song....BUT as it was made for a "Party" I don't suppose anybody would notice !!!

Grease.320 Kbps

Although this is not the Film Soundtrack unless you are a devoted lover of the film and know every word and notes of the songs....This version by "The Pickwick Grease Monkey's" could fool you into believing it was !!....If you don't listen too closely !!.....Its a good version and was well worth the "Money"...whatever that was !!!

1. Grease
2. Summer Nights
3. Hoplessly Devoted To You
4. You're The One That I Want
5. Sandy
6. Beauty School Drop Out
7. Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee

1. Greased Lightning 
2. It's Raining on Prom Night 
3. Rock'N'Roll Is Here To Stay
4. Hound Dog
5. Born To Hand Jive
6. Tears On my Pillow
7. Freddy My Love 
8. We Go Together


Melanie.320 Kbps.

We now have a singer with a very distinctive voice.... and a single first name !!

1. Candles In The Rain
2. Lay Down
3. Carolina In My Mind
4. Citiest People
5. What Have They Done To My Song Ma

1. Alexander Beetle
2. The Good Guys
3. Lovin' Baby Girl
4. Ruby Tuesday
5. Leftover Wine


Emerson Lake & Palmer.320 Kbps

Seems we are still on the "Diverse" track !!!..with a "Progressive Rock SuperGroup" on top of "The Classics" !!!....From 1970 Presenting !!!! "EL&P" !!!

1. The Barbarian
2. Take A Pebble
3. Knife Edge

1. The Three Fates
2. Tank
3. Lucky Alan

The London Symphony Orchestra.320.Kbps

Continuing the diversity theme.....Not had any "classical" for a while so here is an hour's worth of well known Classics !!...Side Two has the "Sound Bites" !!!


Max Bygraves.320.Kbps

You can't say this "Blog" is not diverse in its Music !!...with a Sing-a-Long on top of "David Bowie !!.....a 28 set of vintage songs  to sing a long to and maybe have a jig or two !!

David Bowie.320 Kbps

Back home now after a good rummage round the Record Store...thanks "John" !!
weather at the moment in Leicester is not very good been raining all day lets hope tomorrow it will be better.......Right back to business first one from "David Bowie" by the look of him I should think that this one of his early recordings date on record is 1971 !.....I'm just wondering if the single of "Life On Mars" is a different version from the one on here ?? 

1. Changes
2. Oh You Pretty Thing
3. Eight Line Poem
4. Life On Mars
5. Kooks
6. Quicksand

1. Fill Your Heart
2. Andy Warhol
3. Song For Bob Dylan
4. Queen Bitch
5. The Bewley Brothers


Sunday 20 November 2016

Vikki Carr

From one great voice to another...This selection of songs includes one of the songs that put her firmly on the musical map !!!...of course it must be the title track !!


Thelma Houston

Another "Jim Webb" production....Another great voice I seemed to have missed !!!

 In 1969, Houston released her debut album, entitled Sunshower, produced, arranged and composed by Jimmy Webb except for one track.[1] In 1971 she signed with Motown Records but her early recordings with them were largely unsuccessful.[1] Her most notable single during that period was "You've Been Doing Wrong for So Long" which peaked at #64 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart in 1974.[1] However Houston's vocal prowess on that track secured her a nomination for a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1973 Motown Productions announced a projected biopic of Dinah Washington which would star Houston; however the project was dropped due to difficulties in getting clearance from Washington's relatives.[3] In April 1974 Houston joined the cast of The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine, playing various characters during the show's skits. The show was canceled in August and for the next several years her work was limited to demo recordings and performing at small venues.

The 5th Dimension

I'm still in "John's record store" and finding some real gems....I guess you would call this a "Concept" Album !!....all tracks except one written by "Jim Webb" he produced it as well so it looks like it was his "Baby" !!....This is one of those L/P's that you have to listen to it more than once to get to appreciate it !!