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Friday, 12 April 2019

Madeline Bell


If you like Dusty Springfield then give "Maddy" a listen....voices are very similar in fact she is one of the backing singers on this L/P...Madeline was nearly always one of "Dusty's" backing Singers..a nice set of 60's songs"Beat The Clock" and "Soul Time"are the two best..

1. Picture Me Gone
2. You Don't Love Me No More
3. Baby I'll Come Right Away
4. Beat The Clock
5. Mr Dream Merchant
6. Can't Get Used To Losing You

1. Soul Time
2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
3. I'm Gonna Leave You
4. The Last One To Be Loved
5. I Didn't Wanna Have To Do It
6. Mercy Mercy Mercy



4. Beat The Clock.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Sergio Franchi


Not in the same class as "Mario Lanza" but a good tenor from the 60's....it says on the back sleeve that his appearance on British TV namely "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" started his career...its a good nostalgic walk or stroll down the "Italian Streets" !!!

P.S. Just a quick note !..the year is1962 ! so when the "Italy's Brilliant New Tenor" that is on the front is 53 Years ago !!!!......Cor' don't time Fly !!!!

1. Core 'ngrato
2. Funniculi Funicula
3. O Sole Mio
4. Mattinata
5. Mamma Mia Che Vo' Sape
6. La Vilanella

1. Marechiare
2. A Vucchella
3. Come facette Mammeta
4. Fenesta Che Lucive
5. Torna a Surriento
6. O Surdato Namorato 





7. Marechiare.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr.


Whaooooooooooo whats that right at the back !!!...a real 50's blast from the past..and if you are into"Eurovision Song Contest" then this is a gem !!...they came second for Britain in 1959 !! with the first track  !!!....the following tracks I guess are most of their 78's /  45's... info coming up !!!
" Nostalgic Fans " come to the Front !!!!!!!

Carr was born in Exmouth, Devon, while Johnson was born in Surbiton, Surrey. They were both successful solo singers before their marriage in 1955. Carr had been lead singer with the Keynotes, who had two British hits in 1956 with Dave King: "Memories Are Made of This"  and "You Can't Be True To Two" She also was a popular radio singer and comedian on Bernard Braden's Bedtime With Braden radio show.
Johnson had led his own teenage band, was a professional drummer and a recording artist for Columbia in the early 1950s. He also was a DJ on Radio Luxembourg[1] and later on BBC Radio 2, and had appeared in television shows such as the BBC's children's Crackerjack.

 Pearl Carr now 94 and Teddy Johnson now 97 both live in Brinsworth House a home for retired entertainers.

 1. Sing Little Birdie
2. How Lucky You Are
3. Be Mine
4. My Dearest Dear
5. Forbidden Love
6. Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me
7. To Know That You love Me
8. The Young At Heart

1. When The Tide Turns
2. If I Loved You
3. If Only I Can Live My Life Again
4. Pickin' Petals
5. i Can Give You The Starlight
6. How Wonderful To Know You
7. Tell Me Again And Again

6. How Wonderful To Know You.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Abbe Lane.


A selection of Latin based songs with some good stereo !

1. Pan, Amore y Cha Cha Cha
2. Take it Easy
3. Noche De Ronda (Be Mine Tonight)
4. Too Marvelous For Words
5. Nightingale
6. Oyeme Mama

1. Whatever Lola Wants
2. Arrivederci Roma
3. Green Eyes
4. Anna
5. The River Seine
6. Babalu



3. Green Eyes.