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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Humphrey Lyttleton.320 Kbps

First we have a first class trumpet player complete with his Jazz band playing as he pleases !!....then below we have a Blues Band....so enjoy some fine music all the way from USA....and I didn't even use the carpet !!!....Thanks John !!





03. La Paloma.mp3

Chicken Shack.320 Kbps

Chicken Shack are a British blues band, founded in the mid-1960s by Stan Webb (guitar and vocals), Andy Silvester (bass guitar), and Alan Morley (drums), who were later joined by Christine Perfect (McVie) (vocals and keyboards) in 1968. Chicken Shack has performed with various line-ups, Stan Webb being the only constant member.
Not heard of this band before....so another first for me will have to listen to it a couple more times before making a comment !!....and it comes all the way across the pond !!...via  John...cheers !!





09-you_aint_no_good.mp3

ABBA 320. Kbps

The curse of the old suitcase affects this one !!....its not to bad  not as bad as some others !!!.....Soooooo we have Vol 2 of the hits of ABBA !!!


08. Dancing Queen.mp3

Dean Martin

Another Dean Martin selection this time not some of his early recordings...Its a "Reprise" release supporting Pal Sinatra's enterprise !!....his voice seemed not to change in all of his singing life !....this one and the one below courtesy of Bob !!


07 If I had you.mp3

Tino Rossi

Don't know much about this singer so off to "Wikipedia" to find out !!

 Constantin "Tino" Rossi (29 April 1907 – 26 September 1983) was Corsican singer and film actor. Rossi, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, was gifted with a voice well suited for opera. He became a tenor in the French cabaret-style. Later, he appeared in various movies. During his career he recorded hundreds of songs and he appeared in more than 25 films.
His romantic ballads had especially women swooning.  He remains the only French singer to have sold more than 700 million records. His disc "Petit Papa Noël" alone sold 80 million copies worldwide.

 Unfortunatly his 80 million seller is not on this L/P....


05 Marinella.mp3

Stanley Black & The Londaon Festival Orchestra

Re-Post Requested By Scott

 Over the Channel now to "Bob" and a "Phase 4 Stereo" recordings of "Broadway Shows"
if you have good Stereo equipment these L/P's can sound fantastic !!



08 Seventy six trombones.mp3

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

The Four Aces

One of the most successful pre-rock vocal groups, the Four Aces did well during the early '50s with a narrow range of pop material but burned out before decade's end. Founded by Navy shipmates Al Alberts and Dave Mahoney, the act added Lou Silvestri and Sol Vaccaro before making a name for themselves around their native Philadelphia. Alberts left the group in 1958 to try to make it as a soloist, but never made the charts...It was then that Diodati led a new line-up, which consisted of Diodati, Alesi, Giglio, and Harry Heisler. After almost 19 years with the group, Alesi developed a medical condition that forced him to leave the group....In 1975, Diodati, Alesi, Giglio, and Heisler were awarded the right to the name in a court suit in which the original members tried to re-establish their right. The court allowed the founding members to tour as "The Original Four Aces, Featuring Al Alberts", which they did, finally retiring the act in 1987.

I believe that these are not the original 50's recordings but re- recordings of some of their hits....It is Al Alberts on the front cover....so I guess that it should have said
"The Original Four Aces, Featuring Al Alberts.


Don Mclean 's "And I Love You So" & "I Write The Songs" were not around in the 50's !!



06 Heart and soul.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