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Friday, 30 June 2017

Blossom Dearie

The very distinctive voice of Blossom Dearie giving her versions of some fine standard songs and she does a great job with them...Her voice is one that you either love or hate !!...Just like the old saying about "Marmite" !!!



07. Teach Me Tonight.mp3

Robert Wilson.320.Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Zephyr

 We still have our toes dipped in the nostalgia pool !!! but this time we are in "Bonnie Scotland" with some scottish songs !!..don't know to much about the singer but there is plenty of info on the back sleeve !!..so enjoy some gentle music and songs !!

1. O My Jock Mackay
2. The Heart Of Loch Lomond
3. When The Heather Gleams Like Stardust In The Glen
4. The Cameronians
5. Bonnie Scots Lassie O' Mine 
6. The Road To The Isles

1. Down In The Glen
2. Way Up In Clachan
3. Lewis Bridal Song
4. Bonnie Strathyre
5. Tillietudlem Castle
6. Bonnie Lassie From Bonnie Doon


09. Lewis Bridal Song.mp3

Deanna Durbin

Re-Post Requested By Anonymous

 Not moving out of the 30's or 40's yet !!...A selection of Deanna's film songs...electronically processed as stated on the back sleeve...hence the sometimes peculiar echoey sound....but you get the essence of the sound !!....Thanks "Bob" for the nostalgic walk down memory lane ""



06 Night and day.mp3

Dean Martin

Another one from over the channel via Bob !!...thanks for the effort Bob !!
Dean Martin circa 50's / 60's....Do I hear an "Italian" slant to these songs !!

1. When Your Smiling
2. Just Say I Love Her
3. Your Breaking My Heart
4. My Heart Reminds Me
5. There's No Tomorrow
6. Thats Amore

1. Your Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
2. Buona Sera
3. Take Me In Your Arms
4. I Have But One Heart
5. Return To Me
6. Arrivederci Roma 


09 Torna a Sorriento.mp3

Maurice Chevalier

Always something different from Bob and as the cover says "Movie Hits" and you can tell by the recordings its definatly "early"!!





07 You brought a new kind of love to me.mp3

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Queen 320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested by SWingB

 Confession time on "Luigi's" blog !!!...this was the first time I have heard the whole of this L/P when I recorded it for this blog !!....of course I had heard  "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the single  but never got round to the L/P !!...I wonder how many people have done the same !!....will have to listen to it a few more times before I can give an opinion !!!...Its not an L/P that jumpes out at you !! Unless of course you are a die hard "Queen" fanitic !!!

1. Death On Two Legs
2. Lazing On a Sunday Afteenoon
3. I'm In Love With My Car
4. Your My Best Friend
5. 39
6. Sweet Lady
7. Seaside Rendezvous

1. The Prophets Song
2. Love Of My Life
3. Good Company
4. Bohenian Rhapsody
5. God Save The Queen

Lionel Richie.320 Kbps

Re-Post requested by Enrique Ortiz
 And now its 1983 !! cor' blimey' thats still 34 years ago !!...doesn't time fly !!!..."Lionel Richie" with his hits !!

1. Can't Slow Down
2. All Night Long
3. Penny Lover
4. Stuck On You

1. Love Will Find A Way
2. The Only One
3. Running With The Night
4. Hello

08. Hello.mp3

Julie London

Here's a first !! not posted any "Julie London's" so courtesy of John from over the pond here's a neat selection of  Latin standards !!


02 - Be mine tonight (stereo).mp3

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Elton John.320 Kbps

Pity about this one!...wish I had a good clean up programme mines a basic one and seems to put everybody in a vast tunnel !!...hope someone takes me up on my request ...Cheers !!

Thanks Den81164 for posting the link to a better and cleaner version ! this is now what you will get if you download !!


02-Daniel.mp3

20 Power Hits. 320Kbps. VA

Here's a compilation from the 70's that was found with a few others in a battered old suitcase !!...the tracks are not perfect with plenty of "Snaps Crackles & Pops...I did try to get rid of the surface noise but the results sounded like the singers were singing in a tunnel so I left them as they are....maybe somebody who has a better programe than I have could perhaps clean them up and repost the link in the comments below !!!....there is about 4 L/P's that need this....so here's hoping !!!...there are some great songs on them not to be missed !!!


08. I've Been Hurt.mp3

Thursday, 22 June 2017

ABBA

Re- Post requested by Marco

 A change of pace now back to the 80's with the "Super Group"....must admit that I have not took much notice of them over the years...still I should think everybody has heard of them !!!
And I did enjoy this one !!...."The Piper" is a great track they did manage to get a feeling of the "Bagpipes" which was cool !!!...And there is of course according to many experts on "ABBA" the track "The Winner Takes It All" that is supposed to be their best song that they have written !!....Musically Wise !!

It seems we have three extra tracks on this version !!!..supplied by Bob !! thanks for the extra's Bob !!...cheers...

1. Super Trooper
2. The Winner Takes It all 
3.  On And On And On
4. Andante Andante
5. Me And I

1. Happy New Year
2. Our Last Summer
3. The Piper
4. Lay All Your Love On Me
5. The Way Old Friends Do
6. Elaine
7. Andante Andante (Spanish Version)
8. Felicidad



 
08-The Piper.mp3

Joshua Rifkin.320 Kbps

Re-Post
  Now for something really REALLY different...as I have said before I love the Old Joanna !....so lets go back in time a bit and hear what our "Grandparents and maybe Great Grandparents" were listening to... "Scott Joplin" composed these "Piano Rags"between 1902 and 1909....He died in 1917 !!

This is the second Volume of "Scott Joplins Rags" that one or two of you have requested...so now you can enjoy 1 -2 -& 3 !!

1. Elite Syncopations
2. Eugenia
3. Leola
4. Rose Leaf Rag

1. Bethena
2.Paragon Rag
3. Solace
4. Pineapple Rag 





8. Pine Apple Rag.mp3

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

We can't leave Bob's place in Belgium without some Violins !!!...Thanks Bob for all the posts below !!!....will have to get my "Cosi" ( Swimming Trunks) for my next visit weather over here in England is very hot and sunny at the moment !!...does the Channel waters get cold I wonder !!!!....Maybe a Wet Suit would be better !!!


  07 Barcarolle.mp3

Joshua Rifkin

Coming to the end of my visit to Belgium courtesy of Bob so here's a couple of musical ventures !! this one of course is the jolly old piano and the one above is that guy with all those violins at his disposal....feeling a bit sick and stomach  ache!!! It must be all the choc chocs that I have had !!...next time I'm here gonna sample the "Pastries"!!!


03 The Cascades.mp3

Lenny Dee

Some electronic organ playing now with the best of title once again !!...and yes we are still with Bob in Begium...Thanks for this one and the others below Bob !!!
 If you like the organ then this could be for you !!!



  15 Blues stay away from me.mp3

Josephine Baker

French Chanteuse singer from the  20's who lived a checkered life of singing.. films and.....She was also known for aiding the French Resistance during World War II. After the war, she was awarded the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle.
 Baker was the first person of color to become a world-famous entertainer and to star in a major motion picture, the 1934 Marc Allégret film Zouzou.

In 1973 she performed at Carnegie Hall to a standing ovation.
The following year, she appeared in a Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, and then at the Monacan Red Cross Gala, celebrating her 50 years in French show business. Advancing years and exhaustion began to take their toll; she sometimes had trouble remembering lyrics, and her speeches between songs tended to ramble. She still continued to captivate audiences of all ages.
Josephine Baker was certainly a very very busy lady and this L/P  gives an indication of her singing talents !!!!!



10 Don't touch my Tomatoes.mp3

The Dutch Swing Collage Band

I'm still munching on all the chocs !!....


08 The sheik of Araby.mp3