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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 !!...so 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 released....as 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

Ray Conniff & Orchestra

We are still in Belgium with Bob !!...and this "Conniff" I Guess recorded in "Germany" on his 1969 "Europe" Tour....I wonder did he come to England ??...If he did I missed him !!


 

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 !!!..so 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

Samantha Jones

"Wikie" is certainly getting a lot of hits from me !!

 Jean Owen (born 17 November 1943), known as Samantha Jones is a former English singer whose career spanned the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. She won three international pop music contests and charted records in the Benelux countries. Her recordings later experienced a revival on the Northern soul scene.In 1964, with the help of producer Charles Blackwell, Owen embarked on a solo career and signed with the international record label United Artists, who gave her the stage name Samantha Jones. Her first TV performance as a solo performer was a duet with Long John Baldry on 20 November 1964,[1] with whom she had also duetted in Around the Beatles while a member of the Vernons Girls. She released several unsuccessful 45s (amongst them "Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine," later a staple on the Northern soul circuit). Two of Jones' songs were covered by Françoise Hardy and released on the LP known as L’Amitié. In 1967, two of Samantha Jones's performances were included in the soundtrack of the film The Vengeance of Fu Manchu.[1] Her first album Call It Samantha was released in US only in 1968.

With all the above information the "Gal" has definatly got a distinctive voice and its a pity that she was not more appreciated in her Home Country !!



  A Girl Named Sam - 08 - In The Morning - 3.45.mp3

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

Michael Holiday

Holliday's style of singing was heavily influenced by Bing Crosby, who was his idol. The style would earn him the title of "the British Bing Crosby". A biography entitled The Man Who Would Be Bing, written by Ken Crossland, was published in 2004.



1. The Yellow Rose Of Texas
2. Nothin' To Do
3. Old Cape Cod
4. Palace of Love
5. I'll Always be in Love With You
6. Ten Thousand Miles 
7. Hot Diggity

1. Stairway Of Love
2. Starry Eyed
3. My Heart Is An Open Book
4. Dream Talk
5. The Gal With The Yaller Shoes
6. In Love
7. The Story Of My Life 14 -the-story-of-my-life.mp3

Lena Horn

The great "Lena" belting out some standards and boy is she "Alive "!!...This is about as good as it gets !!...one 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 

02-i_didnt_know_what_time_it_was.mp3

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 !!...an 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

Cliff Richard.320 Kbps

These are all the original recordings !!..as it says on the cover 1958-1962

1. Move It
2. High Class Baby
3. My Feet Hit The Ground
4. Mean Streak
5. Living Doll
6. Apron Strings
7. Travelin' Light
8. Dynamite

1. Willie Amd The Hand Jive
2. A Voice In The Wilderness 
3. Please Don't Tease
4. Gee Whizz Its You
5. Theme For A Dream
6. It'll Be Me
7. We Say Yeah
8. Do You Wanna Dance




11. Please Dont Tease.mp3