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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Ruth Price

Cross over the channel now for some L/P's from "Bob"....not heard of "Ruth Price" before so this one is new to me and I love "Live" performances so give it a try and leave a comment !!

Tony Christie

English Singer "Tony Christie" over the Pond !!..and not a sign of "Amarillo" !!


The Dells

How's about some "Do Wop" now !!

Tommy Dorsey & Orchestra

From "Do Wop" to swing !!...hits from the past 1937 - 1947 a span of 10 years....some further info on the back of the L/P....some great sounds that will live forever !!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Shirley Bassey

No apologies for posting this one !!...even if most of the tracks are on other L/P's that have been posted on here !!..there is still a couple that are not !!...anyway you can't get enough of "Dame Shirl" !!...and its great to hear her early recordings !! so relax and enjoy the sound !!!

Johnnie Ray.320 Kbps

A couple of E/P's now for a change !!!..nostalgic at it's best !!!....just left school and had my first job when these tracks were Hits !!!.....Memories !! Memories !!!

1. Just Walking In The Rain 
2. The Little White Cloud That Cried
3. Cry
4. Walking my baby Back Home

Kay Starr.320 Kbps

The great husky voice of "Kay" doing some great songs of the time !!

Tracks  2 & 3 are in (STEREO)

Caterina Valente.320 Kbps

Caterina sings all songs in German and I have found a "Google Translation" of the songs so blame "Google" if they read a little strange !!.....I think thay did a direct translation and that never works 100% !!

1. Wenn Es Nacht wird in Den Stadten (When The Night Falls In The Cities)
2. Wer War Der Mann Neben Dir (Who Was The Man Next To You)
3. C'est Tres Chique (C'est Tres Chique)
4. Sailors Nightclub In Golden Frisco
5. Charly Zund die Kerzen An (Charly Zund The Candles)
6. In Allen Kniepen Von Soho (In Allen Pubs Of Soho)

1. Der Abend Wird Schon (The Evening Will Be Nice)
2. Blauer Asphalt (Blue Asphalt)
3. Julius Ach Julius (Julius Julius Oh)
4. Schone Schwarze Rose (Beautiful Black Rose)
5. Mexikanischer Wein ( Mexican Wine)
6. Wenn Es Nacht Wird In Den Stadten (When Night Falls In The Cities)

!!!!!..Very Strange..!!!!

Caterina Valente.320Kbps

 The Comments below refer to the last time I posted this L/P !!!

 I started this download session with a "German" flavour so here's another one to end this session !!...Caterina's versions of some popular songs that I'm sure most of you out there will recognise....And no need for "Googling" a translation !!.....Well Maybe !!!!!

1. So Wie Ein Reisanrad
2. Rosen Sind Rot (Roses Are Red)
3. Wenn Ich Die Regentropfen Seh (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head)
4. Vieni  Vieni
5. Neben Dir
6. Es Gibt Keinen Andren Weg (I Would'nt Have It Any Other Way)

1. Singing My Song
2. Melodie
3. Lab Mich Nicht So Lang Allein
4. Wenn Die Glocken Hell Erklingen
5. Drel Worte Drel Lugen
6. Die Liebe Ist Fur Mich Vorbel ( I'll Never Fall In Love Again )

Caterina Valente.320 Kbps

 With another click of the heels were back in jolly old "Leicester" posting some Re-Posts. !
hope you enjoyed the trip to "New York's Finest Record Shop (Store)" !!

 This is the Television Concert that Caterina did in 1975 on the day that she should have been performing in my home town of "Leicester".....I had booked to see her and was very exited then "Boooooom"got a msg from the ticket office that the performance had been cancelled because of the clash of dates !!!....never did get to see her !!!...which was a pity I would have loved it !!...AHhhhhhhhhh!!!!.C'est La Vie"!!!!!!!!.....There is a slight needle jump near the end of the "Mother Goosenova" Medley !!....BUT not enough to spoil this great recording !!!

1. a. Before The Parade Passes By
    b.  Samba De Orfeu
2. Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon
3. Italian Medley
4. Alla Turka
5. Mother Goosenova Medley
6. a. We've Only Just Begun
    b. You've Got A Friend

1. Scarborough Fair
2. The Windmills Of Your Mind
3. a. Malaguena
    b. The Breeze And I
4. Canto De Ossanha
5. Leaving On A Jet Plane

The King Sisters.320 Kbps

 This L/P has the distinction of being one without any separate tracks to the songs meaning that Side One is a non stop medley of up beat songs and Side Two has the slow ones....Its a very pleasant easy listening L/P with solo's from the four sisters on certain songs...if you like easy listening then this could be the one for you !!

Side One                                                         Side Two

1. Do You Ever Think Of Me                      1. Street Of Dreams
2. Rain                                                           2. Spring Is Here
3. Pagan Love Song                                      3. Ebb Tide
4. The Moon Is Low                                     4. Over The Rainbow
5. I Never Knew                                           5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
6. Hi Lili Hi Lo                                             6. A Faded Summer Love
7. Taking A Chance on Love                      7. Don't Blame Me
8. Stompin' At The Savoy                           8. Ruby
9. Lullaby In Rhythm                                 9. For All We Know
10. You Stepped Out Of A Dream            10. I Didn't Know About You
11. At Sundown                                          11. love is A Many Splendoured Thing
12. Just Squeeze Me
13. Temptation
14. My Blue Heaven

Jack Jones.320 Kbps


 I think that this L/P will be loved by the "Jack Jones" & "Michel Legrand" purists the most...To me it lacks in the songs that has been chosen....maybe because the majority are not at all familiar to me...saying that JJ is as usual in fine voice and you can't fault the vocals...This of course is MHO !!.........Be a strange world if everybody thought the same !!

 1. The Years Of My Youth
2. Pieces Of Dreams
3. The Windmills Of Your Mind
4. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
5. One Day

1. One At A Time
2. Blue Green Grey And Gone
3. I Will Say Goodbye
4. Nobody Knows
5. Sweet Gingerbread Man

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.320 Kbps

 The distinctive voice of "Frankie Valli"leads the "Four Seasons" in a 1972 release including the Hit Single "The Night" so the hype says on the front.... It also includes two solo songs from "Frankie"..........It's a bit mean on the "time"   
"Side One"16 mins 43 secs" "Side Two" 16 mins 49 secs"!!!

 1. A New Beginning (Prelude)
2. Sun Country
3. You're A Song  
4. The Night
5. A New Beginning

1. When The Morning Comes
2. Poor Fool
3. Touch The Rainchild
4. Love Isn't Here

Dennis Waterman.320 Kbps

 For those of you out there in the wonder of "Cyber Space" and across the pond and in the land of perpetual snow...and not forgetting the upside down land !! who don't know who "Dennis Waterman" is here's a little bio'...He started his career as a child actor he was "Just William" in the BBC TV version... In the early 1960's he was "Oliver" in the stage show "Oliver" He then went on to star in TV's "The Sweeny" with "John Thaw"....then "Minder" with "George Cole"....singing the theme songs for a few TV series including the ones he was in... at the moment he is in a TV series called "New Tricks"soooooooooooo bio done so will get back to this L/P...It has a slight country feel to it with a Dolop of Rock a pleasant enuff set of the only way to agree or disagree with me is have a listen !!!

 1. Jamaica Woman
2. Wasn't Love Strong Enough 
3. Holding On To Love
4. What You See Is What You Get
5. Gone Wrong Song

1. Love's Left Me Bleeding
2. Nothing At All
3. Love Is Like A Rainbow
4. I Could be So Good For You
5. The Lady's Up To No Good

Al Hibbler

A quick click of the heels and Hey Presto !! seems we've landed in John's Record Shop for another rummage around the shelves !!!...and found this "Classic" !!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Dinah Washington

So now we have one of the greats singing her heart out in "Jam Session Style"...Like "Ella" she can do no wrong so this is an excellent choice of songs sung faultless !!!....with the addition of some fine solo's from the musicians !!

1. I Get A Kick Out Of You
2. Blue Gardenia 
3. Easy Living
4. You Don't Know What Love Is
5. This Can't Be Love

!. My Old Flame
2. I Could Write A Book
3. Make The Man Love Me
4. Ask A Woman Who Knows
5. If I Had You


Jack Payne & Orchestra

Jack Payne
 John Wesley Vivian "Jack" Payne (22 August 1899 – 4 December 1969) was a British dance music bandleader who established his reputation during the British dance band era of the 1930s.

Now for something different rummaging thro' a box of 78's found as diverse as this "Music Blog" is why not !!!....Nostalgic fans have fun with these lot of 78's I have !!!! to be heard to enjoy !!!

1. Jolity Farm
2. A Weekend In June
3. Something Came And Got me In The Spring
4. Make Yourself A Happiness Pie
5. On Her Doorstep Last Night
6. Yes Mr Brown
7. Since I found You
8. Crazy Words Crazy Tune
9. One More Kiss
10. Bluebird Sing Me A Song
11. Muckin About The Garden
12. After The Broadcast

B.J Thomas

One Hit Wonder (I Think)...B.J.Thomas doing a set of popular songs of the time!!...Including of course his hit !!...overall a good easy on the ear L/P !


Anne Murray

Not heard much of "Anne Murray" once again it comes under the category "The more you hear it the better it can become " you AM fans out their enjoy !!!