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Wednesday 29 January 2020

Petula Clark...320 Kpbs


This one was recorded in USA whilst Pet was making "Finians Rainbow".....love her version of "Lover Man" and "Eternally"

1. This Is My Song
2. Groovin'
3. Lover Man
4. San Francisco
5. Eternally
6. Resist

1. Don't Sleep In The Subway
2. Imagine
3. Love Is Here
4. How Insensitive
5. I Will Wait For You
6. On The Path Of Glory


    4. Lover Man

Chet Atkins & Jerry Read...320 Kbps


 If you take two of the best guitarists of today and put them together then you will have a "Magic" album and this is it !!!!..no need to say anymore just listen especially to the track "Ol Man River"

P.S. This is a great L/P...It shows how Guitar's should be played !!

1. Tennessee Stud
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
3. MacArthur Park
4. O'l Man River
5. Nut Sundae

1. Cannonball Rag
2. Wreck Of The John B
3. Stump Water
4. The January Feruary March
5. Something



   4. O'l  Man River

The Swingle Singers....320 Kbps

I think that you either love or hate "The Swingle Singers"....soooooooooooo you doubters out there give it a go you might be surprised and enjoy it !!

1. Concerto For Six (Tellmann)..Allegro;Adagio;Presto;Adagio;Allegro
2. La Couperin (Couperin)
3. Gigue (Tellmann)..Suite For Strings "La Lyra
4. Fugue In D Minor (G.Muffat)

1. Presto (Tellmann)..Trio Sonata In E Major
2. Larghetto (Telmann)..Concerto In A Major For Oboe d'amore And Strings
3. Coucou (Daquin)
4. Presto (Marcello)..Sonata No 4
5. Allegro (Quanz)..Trio Sonata In C Minor
6. Andante Moderato (Quance)..Trio Sonata In C Minor
7. Vivace (Quance)..Trio Sonata In C Minor


   1. Presto


Cyril Ornadel & The Stereo Action Orch....320 Kbps


Another easy listening L/P with another label attempt at the "Stereo" bandwaggon....I don't think that anyone will beat the "Phase 4" Stereo sound that was and maybe still is produced by the "Decca" label.....A good selection of tunes from the films....but unfortunatly they are sounding the same..... tempo wise and production wise !!!



1. The Good Bad & The Ugly
2. Everybody's Talkin'
3. I Will Wait For You
4. Windmills Of Your Mind
5. Lara's Theme
6. Lawrence Of Arabia

1. The Magnifcent Seven
2. A Man And A Woman
3. Zorba's Dance
4. Born Free
5. More
6. Moon River
   4. Windmills Of Your Mind

Saturday 25 January 2020

Petula Clark....320 Kbps


Another cool selection of songs by Petula plus her hit the L/P's title...Just a bit of Petula trivia...
The track "For Love" was written by "Al Grant" which is Petula's sometime pseudonym name she uses for her song writing !!!


1. Smile
2. Black Coffee
3.The Last Waltz
4. Answer Me
5. The Other Mans Grass Is Always Greener
6. Today Tomorrow


1. I Could Have Danced All Night
2. At The Crossroads
3. Isle De France
4. The Cat In The Window
5. For Love
6. Ballad Of The Sad Young Man



   2. Black Coffee

Precious Moments....320 Kbps


Now here's a compilation L/P that the record company has given some thought to it..and not just gathered together random hits !!....The title is very appropriate for all the tracks.. and has some classic hits of the 70's/80's (I think)...Who can forget the great "Bobby Goldsboro's" "Summer"...and the best recording of "All By Myself" by "Eric Carmen"...not forgetting "Paul Young's" best ever hit.....All the tracks are A1.. by Super Singers....congratulations to "Dennis Knowles"who compiled this L/P....and an inspired last track "Music" by "John Miles" to end the L/P !!


1. Miss You Nights....Cliff Richard
2. I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love....Rita Coolidge
3. Gaye....Clifford T Ward
4. Your Song....Elton John
5. The Winner Takes It All....Abba
6. All Out Of Love....Air Supply
7. Summer (The First Time)....Bobby Goldsboro
8. All By Myself....Eric Carmen

1. We Don't Talk Anymore....Cliff Richard
2. We're All Alone....Rita Coolidge
3. Up In The World....Clifford T Ward
4. I Have a Dream....ABBA
5. Wherever I Hang My Hat....Paul Young
6. Song For Guy....Elton John
7. I Won't Let You Down....PHD
8. Music....John Miles



   1. We Don't Talk Anymore

Nelson Riddle And Orchestra....320 Kbps



This is another great recording from about 1958.....I keep thinking that Sinatra is going to start singing as the arrangements are very similar to his SFSL's especially on the tracks "Without A Song" & "I'll Get By" !!!

1. Jeannine
2. Without A Song
3. September In The Rain
4. S'posin'
5. Am I Blue
6. Rain

1. I'll Get By
2. Diga Diga Doo
3. For All We Know
4. Time Was
5. Something To Remember You By
6. Get Happy




   5. Am I Blue

The Four Voices


This group didn't make any L/P's only single's so here is a selection of what they did !!

The Four Voices were a 1950s vocal harmony quartet based in Tennessee that issued a succession of singles on Columbia Records.
Formed in the USA during the mid-50s, the Four Voices were Allan Chase (tenor), Sal Mayo (tenor), Bill McBride (baritone) and Frank Fosta (bass baritone). The group appeared on the Arthur Godfrey television programme and were seen by Columbia Records’ A&R executive Mitch Miller, who signed them in 1955. The quartet placed one single, ‘Lovely One’, in the Top 20 in 1956 and a second at number 50. They then had an uneventful five years, but by the early 60s Chase had left with the others trying to carry on for another year before resigning themselves to anonymity. 

1. Lovely One
2. Honest Darling
3. Bon Bon
4. Bim Bam Baby
5. I Love You Still
6. Tight Spot
7. The Box
8. Each Time You Kiss Me
9. Sealed With A Kiss
10. Good Good Thing
11. Who Knows Why
12. You know I Do
13. Your All There Is
14. Angel of Love



   6. Tight Spot

Thursday 23 January 2020

The Swingle Singers


It’s good to have this “Live 1982 in New York” it helps bridge the gap between the original Swingles and the later ones from the 1990s onwards. Ward Swingle was still a member of the group (he retired in 1984, although he retained the position of musical adviser and sometimes arranger) and on the cover photo he is starting to look, well, maybe not like the grand pop’ of the rest (and the rest look like they’ve just come out of adolescence), but certainly as their dad. But it certainly isn’t something you hear, although, playing by ear (specific credits are not given), it isn’t Swingle who takes the solo part the long solo part in Stevenson’s Romance and the shorter one in Shakespeare’s song (tracks 4 & 5). Gallant of him to have let the spotlight to the youngsters.




   14. Country Dances

Thursday 16 January 2020

Clifford T Ward....320 Kbps


If any of you out there in the wide wide world has not heard any of "Clifford T Ward" songs then you are missing out of something great....The video below is one of his best songs and also one of my favourite songs...love it when the lyrics to a song mean something and make complete sense. listen to all the lyrics on this L/P and you will see what I mean !!...all the songs on this one are great so come on folks give it a go and listen carefully I'm sure that most people will be able to know exactly what he means !!



1. Scullery
2. Not Waving-Drowning
3. Are You Really Interested
4. A Sad Cliche
5. To An Air Hostess

1. All Modern Conveniences
2. Wayward
3. Screen Test
4. For Debbie And Her Friends
5. Tea Cosy




   5. Tea Cosy

Clifford T. Ward - Songs of Searching

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Eagles...320 Kbps


Good job my musical taste is as varied as it is otherwise I would have missed out on some great modern songs as this L/P has some !!....love the live version of "Seven Bridges Road" & "New Kid In Town"and of course "Hotel California" has to make an apearance !!!

1. Hotel California
2. Heartache Tonight
3. Seven Bridges Road
4. Victim Of Love
5. The Sad Cafe

1. Life In The Fast Lane
2. I Can't Tell You Why
3. New Kid In Town
4. The Long Run
5. After The Thrill Is Gone



Tuesday 14 January 2020

Jack Jones....320 Kbps


Another good set of songs sung perfectly by Jack..

1. I'm Falling In Love Again
2. If You Ever Leave Me
3. Goin' Out Of my Head
4. Pretty
5. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
6. There Comes A Time

1. The Letter
2.By The Time I Get To Phoenix
3. Baby Don't You Quit Now
4. Long Ago Last Night
5. Somewhere




   1. The Letter

Friday 3 January 2020

Cyril Stapleton & Orchestra.320 Kbps


 This is a nice selection of tunes in waltz time from films....recorded in "Panoramic Stereo" which I suppose is "Pye's" version of Upgrade Stereo...I suppose if you have Hi-Fi equipment that costs the earth !! ( A Couple Thousand pounds would do it) you would perhaps hear a difference but to my gentle ears and my modest equipment its sounds the same as normal Stereo!!....A good treat for all easy listeners !!

 1. Women In Love                                              1. Moon River
2. Peyton Place                                                    2. A Taste Of Honey
3. Ballerina                                                          3. Edelweiss
4. Lara's Theme                                                  4. Jean
5. Hushabye Mountain                                       5. Romeo & Juliet
6. Quentin's Theme                                            6. The Last Waltz


   3. Ballerina

Broadway Cast of Guys And Dolls



  Well now to the Bright Lights of "Broadway"a good original cast recording of a first class show....




   Sit Down Your Rocking The Boat

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Leo Sayer...320 Kbps


I think that this was Leo's 2nd L/P a couple of great tracks are "Long Tall Glasses" and the song "One Man Band"!... This I Believe is the best L/P that Leo has done....Produced by his then Manager & Promoter "Adam Faith"

1.Telepath
2. Train
3. The Bells Of St Mary's
4. One Man Band
 5. In My Life


1. When I Came Home This Morning
2. Long Tall Glasses
3. Another Time
4. Solo
5. Giving It All Away



   2. Long Tall Glasses

Sarah Vaughan....320 Kbps

Here are some of Sarah's late 50's tracks...as always her voice is spot on and it a great L/P !

1. Dreamy
2. Hands Across The Table
3. The More I See You
4. I'll Be Seeing You
5. Star Eyes
6. You've Changed

1. Trees
2. Why Was I Born
3. My Ideal
4. Crazy He Calls Me
5. Stormy Weather
6. Moon Over Miami


   3. The More I See You