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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Kenneth Haigh.320 Kbps

The actors who have a go at singing...and the singers who have a go at acting very rarely seem to be 100% successful in their role reversal !!...Of course there are some that do !! and are all round entertainers...Sooooooooo what do I think of this L/P.."Kenneth" sounds great on the 4 tracks that have "The Bill McGuffie Quartet" with him....The rest of the tracks are typically "Musical Theatre" style which as he was in "Maggie May" for 18 Months!!...more info on the back sleeve !!

1. You Make Me Feel So Young
2. The Girl That I Marry
3. The Sadder But Wiser Girl
4. When The World was Young
5. She Loves Me
6. If You Go away

1. How To Handle A Woman
2. It Had To Be You
3. If We Only Have Love
4. A Foggy Day
5. By Myself
6. The Good Things In Life


Broadway Magic.320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested by Gary

 Its good to get an L/P that reflects the popular and sometimes hit songs from the shows done by the original casts from the "Broadway Shows" and here it is !!!

 1. Willkommen.....Joel Grey
2. Tonight.....Carol Lawrence & Larry Kert
3. I Could Have Danced All Night....Julie Andrews & Betty Wolfe
4. Tomorrow....Andrea McArdle
5. If My Friends Could See Me Now....Gwen Verdon

1. Everything's Coming Up Roses....Ethel Merman
2. The Ladies Who Lunch....Elaine Stritch
3. If He Walked Into My Life....Angela Lansbury
4. Send In The Clowns....Glynis Johns
5. What I Did For Love....Priscilla Lopez

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Ella Fitzgerald.320 Kbps

 Here is the first Volumes of "Duke Ellington Song Book" 3 & 4 are still at "Zippyshare" on the previous pages below !!

Vol 1.

1. Rockin' In Rhythm
2. Drop Me Off At Harlem
3. Day Dream
4. Caravan
5. Take The A Train

1. I ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
2. Clementine
3. I Didn't Know About You
4. I'm Beginning To See The Light
5. Lost In Meditation
6. Perdido

Vol 2.

1. Cottontail
2. Do Nothinmg Till You Hear From Me
3. Just a Sittin' And a Rockin'
4. Solitude
5. Rocks In My Bed

1. Satin Doll
2. Sophisticated Lady 
3. Just Squeeze Me
4. It Don't Mean a Thing
5. Azure

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Very Best Of The Very Best.320 Kbps

"The Very Best Of The Very Best" is the declaration of this "EMI" L/P!!!.. It does have some great tracks on it....BUT as the saying goes "Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder" translate that to "Music" and you get my drift !!! still is a good "Compilation " so give it a download !!.....Double "Bantam Cock"....see post below !!!

1. I'll Never Find Another You... The Seekers
2. Reach For The Stars... Shirley Bassey
3. Roulette... Russ Conway
4. Bluebell Polka... Jimmy Shand
5. Tears...Ken Dodd
6. Bantam Cock... Jake Thackery
7. Westering Home... The Corries
8. I Don't Believe In If Any More... Roger Whittaker
9. All Through The Night... The Treorchy Male Choir 

1. Stranger On The Shore... Acker Bilk
2. Walk Away... Matt Monro
3. Skye Boat Song... Moira Anderson
4. You Don't Know... Helen Shapiro
5. There Must Be A Way... Frankie Vaughan
6. Look Around... Vince Hill
7. Seven Drunken Nights... The Dubliners
8. I Pretend...Des O'Connor
9. Milord... Edith Piaf


Jake Thackery

Let's have a "Giggle" now....if you enjoyed "Pam Ayres" then you will like this his "Lyrics" to his songs are something to ponder over !!!...His "Bantam Cock" sets the pace !!!

 John Philip "Jake" Thackray (27 February 1938 – 24 December 2002) was an English singer songwriter & poet  and Journalist.. Best known in the late 1960s and early 1970s for his topical comedy songs performed on British television, his work ranged from satirical to bawdy to sentimental to pastoral, with a strong emphasis on storytelling, making him difficult to pigeonhole.

Spanky & Our Gang

"John's" Record Shop comes up with some some L/P's that I've not heard of or missed and this is one of them !!....I wonder who came first "Spanky or Mama's & The Papa's"


Tommy Steele.320 Kbps

This selection of tracks are all re-recordings of "Tommy's" hit singles songs from shows he has been in and films... and a collection of songs popular at the time of this recording !!...hence the Title "Family Album "....a great retrospect if you are a "Tommy Steel" Fan !

1. Handful Of Songs
2. Matchstick Men
3. Flash Bang Wallop 
4. Sometimes When We Touch
5. High Hopes
6. The Runaway Train
7. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
8. Singing In The Rain
9. Bright Eyes
10. Wonderful Copenhagen

1. Windmills In Old Amsterdam
2. Half a Sixpence
3. What A Mouth
4. Sweet Caroline
5. King Of The Road
6. Little White Bull
7. Singing the Blues
8. Puff The Magic Dragon 
9. When I'm 64
10. Superbird

Ramsey Lewis

This is a surprise for me !!...Didn't realise that "Ramsey Lewis" had a"Jazz" trio and I like it !!!...Only have heard him in his "Wade In The Water " style good on you "John" for "Edificating" me !!!!...cheers !!

Marian Montgomery

Another one from the smoky husky voice Of "Marian"....all the way from the USA record shop !!! Thanks!! John !!

John Lennon.320 Kbps

This is the first time that I have heard the versions of "John Lennons" songs "Imagine" "Woman" "Love" & "Jealous Guy" sung by him !! always heard other singers giving them a its good to hear the composer versions to have a comparison !!

1. Give Peace A Chance
2. Instant Karma
3. Power To The People
4. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
5. Dream
6. Mind Games
7. Love
8. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

1. Imagine
2. Jealous Guy
3. Stand By Me
4. Just Like Starting Over
5. Woman
6. I'm Losing You 
7. Beautiful Boy
8. Watching The Wheels
9. Dear Yoko


Ella Fitzgerald.

I have this L/P as a CD under another name mine is called "The Intimate Ella"...But no matter this is "Ella" at her best...the CD gives a little more info like The guy playing the piano is "Paul Smith" who has accompanied "Ella" on her "Jazz At The Phil" Concerts....also this was recorded in 1960 when "Ella" was 40....Thanks "John" for this "Gem"!! in its original form !