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Sunday 29 January 2017

The Shadows

A dip now over the pond !! to see what I can find !! TA ! John !!...well now a 1967 L/P from "The Shads" sets the pace !!!

  14 - Green Eyes (Stereo).mp3

The Teddy Bears

The Teddy Bears were an American pop music group. They were record producer Phil Spector's first vocal group.

It seems they were only together for a year 1958 - 1959 !!

  11. If I Give My Heart To You (stereo).mp3

The McGuire Sisters

Next we have the great "McGuire Sisters"...had quite a few of their 78's & 45's in my teen's and its great to hear them again on this L/P !!

1. Sincerely
2. Something's Gotta Give
3. Picnic
4. Delilah Jones
5. Sweet Song Of India 
6. Heart

1. Endless
2. Every Day Of My Life
3. It May Sound Silly
4. Muscrat Ramble
5. Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight
6. Seems Like Old Times

  10 -muskrat-ramble.mp3

Nancy Sinatra

Miss "Boot's" herself !!...doing some well known songs her way !!!..Good on you Gal !!...I see footware still is in evidence !!...Its a Gud Un !!!..well worth a listen !!!

08 - Let's Fall In Love.mp3

Kay Starr

Miss Kay Starr and not a "Pop Song" in sight !!!....she does a great job with some standard love songs that comes under the umbrella of ..."Losers, Weepers"...every track is a Gem !!!...I had a hell of a job trying to pick a track to play !!!


Saturday 28 January 2017

Sarah Vaughan sings Send in the Clowns

Ella Fitzgerald

Welcome home "Ella" !!!....I'm saying that because I had this L/P ages ago lent it out and never got it back !! thanks "John" for this copy !!!..Ella at her peak and swingin' as only she can !

1. Little White Lies
2. You Hit The Spot
3. Whats Your Story Morning Glory
4. Just You Just Me
5. As Long As I Live
6. Teardrops From My Eyes
7. Gotta Be This Or That
8. Moonlight On The Ganges

1. My Kinda Love
2. Blues In The Night
3. If I Were A Bell
4. Your'e An Old Smoothie
5. Little Jazz
6. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
7. Knock Me A Kiss 
8. 720 In The Books

  04 - Just You Just Me.mp3

VA.Viva Exiting Brass Latin Beat

A good compilation of great Brass and Latin Bands !! playing some great hits !!

1. Spanish Flea....Billy May
2. Danke Schoen....Ray Anthony
3. I Say A Little Prayer....The Sounds Of Our Times
4. Life....Joe Leahy
5. A Banda....Guy Lombardo

1. A Taste Of Honey....Guy Lombardo
2. Muito A Vontade....Sergio Mendes
3. You've Got You Troubles....Billy May
4. What The World Needs Now Is Love....Ray Anthony
5. Arriba....Joe Leahy

08 Billy May - You've Got Your Troubles.mp3

Friday 27 January 2017

Shirley Bassey

I wonder if this L/P was ever you can see on the cover "Not For Sale" !! & "DJ Use Only"....It is a compilation of her hits plus tracks from her L/P's....I thought maybe the tracks might have been "doctored" for the DJ's that is extra beats and different sounds Plus Some "Sampling" from other records !!...But as far as I can tell they are all original Tracks !!
So sit back and listen to "The Sassy Dame " !!!

1. Something
2. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
3. For All we Know
4. I Who Have Nothing
5. It's Impossible
6. Big Spender
7. Goldfinger

1. This Is My Life
2. And I Love You So 
3. Killing Me Softly With His Song
4. The Greatest Performance Of My Life
5. Diamonds Are Forever
6. Never Never Never
7. Day By Day

04. I (Who Have Nothing).mp3

Pat Boone

This release has raided the archive's of "Pat Boone's"recording's and come up with some early recording's as well as his well known hits !!..all 28 tracks....Thanks "Bob" for this reminder !!


Thursday 26 January 2017

Maurice Andre

Some straight Trumpet playing now !!! you can either put your feet up and listen.. or if you are feeling energetic !!..Grab a partner and have a dance around the room !!! but careful you don't knock anything over and break anything !!!....Thanks Bob !!!

08 Perdido Cha Cha cha.mp3

Hotcha Trio

All the way now to "Belgium" via "Bob" some unusual music from three guys that seem to be playing "Harmonicas" !!!! Yep !!! they are !!!... got me puzzled for a moment !! had to enlarge picture !!...very jolly and infectious music !!!...very familiar tunes I think most people will recognise them I think they have played around with the titles !!!....have a listen and you will get it !!!.....Thanks Bob for this bit of Fun !!!

1. Wiener Blut
2. Flower Waltzer
3. Garda Lake Tune 
4. Give Me More Roses
5. Sleepy Cinderella

1. Dancing With Anne
2. Celitos Heart
3. Dreaming Elisa
4. Polly Brown River
5. Romantic Doll
6. There Is No More Dance

10 Polly brown river.mp3

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Shirley Bassey

The "Dame" from "Tiger Bay" belts out some classic songs circa 1973 !!
Thank you "John" for this and the next 11 Posts !!...hope the warm weather comes soon I can get that "Carpet" out once again and have a browse around "The Record Store" !!

A1 Never, Never, Never.mp3

Tuesday 24 January 2017

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The "Pasadena Roof Orchestra" going forward in time to the "Swing" era as opposed to the 20's !!..and doing a great job !!...with both era's !!

1. The Lullaby Of Broadway
2. Don't Be That Way
3. Honey Pie
4. I'm On The Crest of A Wave
5. The Duke Steps Out
6. The Show Must Go On

1. She's A Latin From Manhattan
2.  Josephine Baker
3. What Is This Thing Called Love
4. Sing Sing Sing
5. As Time Goes By
6. Skokiaan

  02. Don't Be That Way.mp3

Monday 23 January 2017

Lena Horn

The great "Lena" belting out some standards and boy is she "Alive "!!...This is about as good as it gets !! of the best I've heard !!

  04 - I got rhythm.mp3

The Jay Five

Now we have a "German" beat band...not much info about this group nothing on "Wikie."...and no sleeve notes !!

1. Music To Watch Girls By
2. Our Day Will Come
3. You've Got Your Troubles
4. Goin' Out Of My Head
5. I Got Rhythm
6. A Man And A Woman
7. No Milk Today
8. Whizball

1. Mame
2. Days of Wine And Roses
3. Black Is Black
4. Winchester Cathedral
5. Lara's Theme
6. With A Little Help From My Friends
7. Detroit City
8. Call Me


12 - Winchester Cathedral.mp3

Joe South

Joe South (born Joseph Alfred Souter; February 28, 1940 – September 5, 2012) was an American songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. Best known for his songwriting, South won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970 for "Games People Play" and was again nominated for the award in 1972 for "Rose Garden".

1. All My Hard Times
2. Rose Garden
3. Mirror Of Your Mind
4. Redneck
5. Don't Throw Your Love To The Wind
6. The Greatest Love

1. Games People Play 
2. These Are Not my People
3. Don't You Be Ashamed
4. Birds Of A Feather
5. Gabriel

03 - Mirror Of Your Mind.mp3

Sunday 22 January 2017

Harpo Marx

Here's a rare one !!...The Zany one of the Marx Bros !!..playing with his name !!..The "Harp" of course !!...not sure whether the harp lends it self to be a solo instrument the tracks only come alive when the orchestra kicks in !!!..maybe a bit more amplification was needed on the harp !!...on some tracks it sounds great and its a very different Instrumental L/P worth a listen to !!
Saying all that !! tracks "Solitude" & "In A Sentimental Mood" are the best tracks (No Orchestra) !!!

1. Laura
2. My Blue Heaven
3. The Man I Love 
4. Taking a Chance on Love
5. Imagination
6. Aye Aye Aye

1. Marx Harpo Boogie
2. All The Things You Are
3. Sweet Sue
4. Solitude
5. In A Sentimental Mood
6. I Got Rhythm

10 -solitude.mp3

Dodie Stevens

Another singer that is new to me so lets see what "Wickie" says !!

 Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946) is an American rock and pop singer. She is best known for her 1959 song "Pink Shoe Laces", which she performed at 13 years old.

This L/P with the title song was recorded in 1963...and is a typical sound from the 50's / 60's...its even got one of my favourite songs on it "Poor Butterfly" and she does a great job with it !!! completly different to the "Carmen McRae" version !!..and I Luv! them both !!

1. Pink Shoelaces
2. Yes I'm Lonesome Tonight
3. No
4. I Fall to Pieces
5. Poor Butterfly
6. Turn Around

1. Maizy Doats
2. Am I Too Young To Love
3. The Five Pennies
4. Just A Dream
5. To Know Him Is To Love Him
6. Rockin' Robin

01 -pink-shoelaces.mp3

Cleo Laine

Now we have the very distinctive voice of one of England's great "Jazz" singers ....It seems that this was recorded in USA but this L/P is a "Canadian " release !!...thanks John for this not heard it before !!

1. All In Love Is Fair
2. Skip A Long Sam 
3. Send In The Clowns
4. The Least You Can Do Is The Best You Can
5. They Needed Each Other

1. I Loves You Porgy
2. Until Its time for You To Go
3. Life Is a Wheel
4. The Summer Knows
5. A Beautiful Thing

  03. Send In The Clowns.mp3

Bobby Darin

No introduction neaded for "Bobby" he just swing's greatly !!! doing standard songs !
A'la "Sinatra" !!

1. Long Ago And Far Away
2. I Didn't Know What Time It was
3. How About You
4. The More I See You
5. It had To Be You
6. No Greater Love

1. In Love In Vain
2. Just Friends
3. Give Me Something To Remember You By
4. Skylark
5. Spring Is Here
6. Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan 


Billy Joel

Some Billy Joel tracks now...I havn't took much notice of him and not heard any of his L/P's only his hit singles so this was a nice introduction to some of I imagine his early work....

1. Movin' Out 
2. The Stranger
3. Just The Way You Are
4. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

1. Vienna
2. Only The Good Die Young
3. She's Always A Woman
4. Get It Right The First Time
5. Everybody Has A Dream 

01 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song).mp3

Guy Mitchell.320 Kbps

Another blast from the past 50's again !! age of innocence !!....great tunes with unsophisticated titles and lyrics !!...what were the song writers on !!!....I doubt whether we will hear anything like these today !!..What is "The Po Po" !!!.....but great nostalgia !!!!! and I love Um !!!!

1. My Heart Cries For You
2. The Roving Kind
3. Sparrow In The Tree Top
4. My Truly Truly Fair 
5. Belle Belle My Liberty Belle 
6. Pittsburg Pennsylvania
7. Feet Up Pat Him On The Po Po
8. Cause I Love You That a Why

1. Ninety Nine Years
2. Singing The Blues
3. Knee Deep In The Blues
4. Rock a Billy
5.  Heartaches By The Number
6. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You 
7. Call Rosie On The Phone
8. She Wears Red Feathers

04. My Truly Truly Fair.mp3