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Friday 31 March 2017

VA.Swing Is The Thing

Re-Post..requested by Tanktop.

We now have some vintage swing tracks that makes up a great nostalgic listening from the 40's which I'm sure will jog a lot of peoples's memories !!..Thanks Bob !!

07 In the mood.mp3

Neil Diamond.320.Kbps


Another classic L/P from Neil....Side One is some of his hit singles and Side Two is composed of African themes which in the 70's all the major artists were having a go at !!!

1. Cracklin' Rosie
2. Free Life
3. Coldwater Morning
4. Done To Soon
5. He Ain't Heavy He's my Brother

1. Childsong
2. I Am the Lion
3. Madrigal
4. Soolaimon
5. Missa
6 African Suite
7. Chilsong (Reprise) 

01. Cracklin' Rose_1216180817.mp3

Georgia Brown.320 Kbps

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 Here's One For the "Kurt Weill" appreciators three of the tracks are sung in German the rest in English

1. September Song (Verse)
2. Jenny
3. Pirate Jenny
4. Alabama Song
5. Speak low
6. It Never Was Anywhere You
1. My Ship
2. Mack The Knife
3. Barbara Song
4. Surabaya Johnny
5. Furchte Dich Nicht
6. September Song (Chorus)
06. It Never Was Anywhere You.mp3

Neil Diamond.320.Kbps

  Here is another great singer/songwriter in a quiet mood apart from "Reggae Strut" !!

1. I've Been This Way Before
2. Rosemarys Wine
3. Lady Magdelene
4. The Last Picasso

1. Longfellow Serenade
2. Yes I Will
3. Reggae Strut
4. The Gift Of Song

07. Reggae Strut.mp3

Thursday 30 March 2017

Pearl Bailey.320 Kbps

 Things that record company's do to sell their's one that had a go by putting provocative signs on the cover...note "Restricted From Air Play" of release 1966 would have thought by then the "Victorian Era" had gone!!!....Back to the contents of the L/P it is songs that Pearl was singing in her nightclub act nothing "Smutty" or swearing just Pearl Bailey being herself...Track one is the suspect one the rest are just normal songs....

1. She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor
2. Josephine
3. To Keep my Love Alive
4. I Want A Man 
5. Let's Do It

1. The Physician
2. Legalize My Name
3. Flings
4. You Can Be Replaced
5. I Wanna Get Married

03. To Keep My Love Alive.mp3

The Carpenters.320 Kbps

This I think was one of the Carpenters best L/P's different from all the previous ones and as it says on the inside of this cover ..."Daring Innovative Surprising Serendipitous and Satisfying"
I reckon that says it all !!

1. B'Wanna She No Home
2. All You Get From Love Is A Love Song
3. I Just Fall In Love Again
4. On The Balcony Of Casa Rosada / Don't Cry For Me Argentina

1. Sweet Sweet Smile
2. Two Sides
3. Man Smart Woman Smarter
4. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft 

05. Sweet Sweet Smile.mp3

VA.Sealed With A Kiss.320 Kbps

Re-Post..requested by Tutorman & Gary Cole

 Seems we are stil in the 60's so enjoy another walk down memory lane with some classics !!..some tracks I know are repeated on other posts....but it's nice to hear them again and again and again and again !!!!

1. Sealed With A Kiss......Brian Hyland 
2. Monday Monday......The Mama's & The Papa's
3. The Clapping Song......Shirley Ellis
4. Speedy Gonzales.......Pat Boone
5. Dedicated To The One I Love....
6. Dizzy.....Tommy Roe

1. California Dreaming......The Mama's & The Papa's
2. 1-2-3.......Len Barry
3. Shelia......Tommy Roe
4. Wipe Out..... The Surfaris
5. Tracy......The Cufflinks
6. Sweet Pea.......Tommy Roe
7. Eve of Destruction......Barry McGuire

12. Sweet Pea.mp3

Matt Monroe

Re-Post..requested by Pepe

 This one the has come from across the Channel via "Bob" so its great to hear and re-live some well known tracks as "Matt" sings some of his hit songs so Thanks once again Bob !!

06 Chatanooga choo choo.mp3

Buddy Greco

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 This is also from "Bob" it seems to be a mixture of his "live" recordings and probably some from his other L/P's noinformation on the back sleeve at all....

1. The Lady Is A Tramp
2. Girl Talk
3. It's Gonna Take Some Time
4. You Song
5. A Beautiful Friendship
6. As Long As She Will Stay

1. You Are The Sunshime Of My Life 
2. Touch You In The Morning
3. McArthur Park
4. Around The World
5. I Wish You Love

  12 I wish you love.mp3

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Billy Eckstine

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 Okay wandering is now over and we are in the comfort of a nice easy chair or sofa listening to the silky voice of "Billy Eckstine" the info is on the back sleeve....
A great set of songs sung perfectly !!

07 Had you been around.mp3

Broadway Hit Parade.320 Kbps

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Readers Digest having a go at some broadway tunes...

 1. With A Little Bit Of Luck....Robert Bentley & His Orchestra 
2. Getting To Know You....Adele Leigh
3. Make Someone Happy....Johnny Douglas And His Orchestra
4. Some Enchanted Evening....Ivor Emmanuel
5. Tonight....Rosalind Page
6. A Lot Of Livin' To Do....Robeert Mandell & His Orchestra And Chorus

1. Seventy Six Trombones....Robert Mandell His Orchestra And Chorus
2. The Sound Of Music....Rosalind Page
3. Once In A Lifetime....Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
4. On A Clear Day....Alan Roper And His Orchestra
5. The Sweetest Sounds....Robert Peterson
6. Everthing's Coming Up Roses....Robert Bentley And His Orchestra

01. With A Little Bit Of luck.mp3

Julie Andrews

Julie still in English mode !!...singing songs from the American song writers as stated on the front !!!

1. It Might As Well Be Spring
2. Falling In Love With Love
3. We'll Gather Lilacs In The Spring
4. He Loves She Loves
5. I'm Old Fashioned
6. You're A Builder- Upper

1. Little Old Lady
2. My Ship
3. Cheek To Cheek
4. Come To Me Bend Me
5. So In Love
6. Matelot

  07 - Little Old Lady.mp3

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Ottilie Patterson

And now we have a four track EP from 1956.. from Chris Barbers then wife...great recordings from a great Irish Blues singer !

 Ottilie Patterson (31 January 1932 – 20 June 2011) was a Northern Irish blues singer best known for her performances and recordings with the Chris Barber Jazz Band in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
She joined the Barber band full-time on 28 December 1954, and her first public appearance was at the Royal Festival Hall on January 9, 1955. Between 1955 and 1962 Ottilie toured extensively with the Chris Barber Jazz Band and issued many recordings: those featuring her on every track include the EPs Blues (1955), That Patterson Girl (1955), That Patterson Girl Volume 2 (1956), Ottilie (1959), and the LP Chris Barber's Blues Book (1961); she also appeared on numerous Chris Barber records.
She and Barber were married in 1959. They divorced in 1983.

01 – Beale St. Blues.mp3

Chris Barbers Jazz Band

Still in the land of stars and stripes !!..and its amazing what coming out of John's record store thanks John !!!.....I never could make up my mind was this band a Jazz Band or a Blues Band or a Traditional Jazz Band or even a Skiffle band !!!...So here are the words of Wikipedia !!

 Donald Christopher "Chris" Barber (born 17 April 1930) is an English jazz musician, best known as a bandleader and trombonist. As well as scoring a UK top twenty trad jazz hit, he helped the careers of many musicians, notably the blues singer Ottilie Patterson, who was at one time his wife, and vocalist/banjoist Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s and who had his first transatlantic hit, "Rock Island Line", while with Chris Barber's band. His providing an audience for Donegan and, later, Alexis Korner makes Barber a significant figure in the British rhythm and blues and "beat boom" of the 1960s.

05 - 'S Wonderful.mp3

Annie Fratellini

Here's A songbird from 1958 that is completely unknown to me !!!..she sounds great and love the accent when she sings in English !!....details about her below....The wonders of the internet strikes again !!...Lets see !! A french singer whose music ends up on a shelf in a Record store in the USA wings over to England then gets whizzed back on the air waves to entertain all the people of the world that might be interested in a different voice !!!..Coooooooooool !!!
Couldn't find the back cover apologies if the track list doesn't make sense in French !!!

 Annie Fratellini (14 November 1932–30 June 1997) was a French circus artist, clown, singer and film actress.
 She was born Annie Violette Fratellini in Algiers, French Algeria to a Pied-noir family of Italian descent.

 For years she avoided following her father, grandfather and 22 other relatives into the ring. Instead, she sang in music halls and nightclubs.

1. Celui Que
2. C'est Merveilleux Amour
3. Quand Tu Vien Chez Moi Mon Coeur
4. It Had To Be You
5. Paris Souvenirs

1. J'ai Ta Main
2. Le Gars de Rochechouart
3. J aimerais Tellement
4 Why Do I Love You
5. Ca C'estL amour

04 – It Had to Be You.mp3

Asleep At The Wheel

Yeh heh hah !!...fancy a bit of country & western !!!....with a spin on big swing band tunes !!!

 Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia

1. Choo Choo Ch'  Boogie
2. You And Me Instead
3. Jumpin' At The Woodside
4. Last Letter
5. Don't Ask Me Why I'm Goin To Texas
6. The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget

1. I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday 
2. Our Names Arn't Mentioned Together
3. Miss Molly
4. Blood Shot Eyes
5. Dead Man

03. Jumpin' At The Woodside.mp3

Monday 27 March 2017

Pete Jolly & Friends

Some cool Jazz now for those barmy summer evenings in the future of course !!! its still March !!

01 whistle while you work.mp3

The Pete Jolly Trio

Keeping with the Jazz theme another dip into the repertoire of Pete Jolly this time with a Trio...Piano playing at its best !!

1. Little Bird
2. Three Four Five
3. Never Never Land 
4. Alone Together

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Spring Can Realy Hang You Up The Most 
3. My Favourite Things
4. Toot Toot Tootsie
5. Falling In Love With Love

09.falling in love with love.mp3

Sunday 26 March 2017

Judy Collins

Not heard much of Judy Collins so this is the first time I have heard a full selection of songs by her ! I will leave it up to the mulitude of fans out in the wide world to make and leave some comments !!

1. Someday Soon
2. Since You Asked
3. Both Sides Now
4. Sons Of
5. Suzanne
6. Farewell To Tarwathie

1. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
2. Sunny Goodge Street
3. My Father
4. Albatross
5. In My Life
6. Amazing Grace

  03. Both Sides Now.mp3