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Friday 31 July 2020

Lita Roza - Just In Time & Interview

Eydie Gorme.

Along with "Eydie Vamps The Roaring Twenty's" this is my favourite Eydie L/P...This is what you call Mood Music and she sings brilliantly !!!! 
Yes this cover is worn and battered so you know what that means... "Yep" correct a favourite once more....Its one to remember... I did read somewhere that she won an award for it... and if she did it is worth it...not got a favourite track because everyone is a gem!!....Having said that I just love "Why Try To Change Me Now"...not because of the way she sings it but the lyrics blow me away....This was recorded in 1958....61 years ago...Another brilliant vocalist that was taken from us too soon !!

1. When The World Was Young
2. In Love In Vain
3. Here I Am In Love Again
4. Why Shouldn't I
5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
6. Love Letters

1. In Other Words
2. When I Fall In Love
3. Idle Conversation
4. Why Try To Change Me Now
5. Impossible
6. It Could Happen To You

4. Why Try To Change Me Now.

Demis Roussos....320 Kbps

Not heard too much of "Demis's work so I reckon that this L/P comes under the "More you hear it the better it becomes" slot !!...The second side is much better than the first side apart from the last track on the first side "On the Greek Side Of My Mind"which is rather way out and "Cool"!!!

1.Fire And Ice
2. She Came Up From The North
3. Good Days Have Gone
4. We Shall Dance
5. I Know I'll Do It Again
6. On The Greek Side Of My Mind

1. End Of The Line
2. My Blue Ship's A-Sailin'
3. Mountains Beyond
4. O My Friends You've Been Untrue To Me
5. Lord Of The Flies
6. Without You

    4. On The Greek Side Of My Mind

Werner Muller & Orchestra..320 Kbps

 This is another L/P that will bring out the best of your Stereo equipment as you can see it is a "Phase 4" recording and it is brilliant....I usually play it full blast...making sure that next door is out !!!....So all you "Stereo Fanatics" out there give it a go and hope if you play it loud it doesn't "Blow" your speakers...Best track is definitely "Blue Moon"...

 1. You Are My Lucky Star
2. The High And Mighty
3. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
4. I Got The Sun In The Morning
5. Blue Moon
6. Look For A Star

1. Moonlight Becomes You 
2. Over The Rainbow
3. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
4. The Moon Was Yellow
5. Stairway To The Stars
6. When You Wish Upon A Star
    5. Blue Moon

Thursday 30 July 2020

Caterina Valente

This L/P goes to the top of my list for fantastic orchestral arrangements if fact it has my top favourite singer singing my favourite song of all time "The Breeze And I"...friends of mine can't understand why I like singers singing in a foreign language they always say "can't understand what she is singing"so why me its the whole of the song if the singer is good and the orchestra is good and a good arrangement if you cant understand the words that's okay.....

P.S.This L/P contains the songs that began my number one fan status of "La Valente"....before I got this L/P I had quite a few songs on 78's then on 45's in fact I still have the 45's the 78's got broken years ago as everybody of my era knows they were very brittle and prone to getting broken usualy by people sitting on them !!...or dropping them....but these are some of the best early recordings of "Caterina's"....and I still play them today...wish I had a £ for every time this one has been on the turntable  I'd be a rich fella!!!!

    1. The Breeze And I

Johnny Mathis....320 Kbps

Another one for the JM fans...singing "Today's Greatest Hits" (1971) wise !!......And ! "Richard Perry" at the helm on some of the tracks once again !!

1. You've Got A Friend
2. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
3. Help Me Make It Through The Night
4. If You Could Read My Mind
5. Never Can Say Goodbye

1. It's Too Late
2. We Can Work It Out
3. Long Ago And Far Away
4. If
5. For All We Know 
6. If We Only Have Love
    2. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Friday 24 July 2020

Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch

The fantastic voice of Jackie Trent does justice to some of the twenty tracks on this L/P also joined by her then husband Tony Hatch on some of them !!...then to keep it well in the family we have tracks from "The Orchestra" "Sound" & "The Singers & Swingers" of Tony Hatch !!

     1. The Two Of Us

Thursday 23 July 2020

Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch.320 Kbps

Re-Posts Requested By Susan !

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent - The Two Of Us  (1967)
Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent were married at the time of their 1967 album The Two of Us. WhileHatch had released some instrumental easy listening albums under his own name, this was the first time he'd sung anything but background vocals on record. Understandably, however, his singing was somewhat subservient to Trent's, who had already scored hits in the U.K. with Hatch as producer.

1. I Must Know
2. Play It Again
3. Don't Stop Now
4. Morning Dew
5. Work Song
6. Thank You For Loving Me
7. Route 66
8. Living It Up Again
9. The Fool On The Hill
10. The Joker
11. Country Girl And City Man
12. The Two Of Us

    6. Thank You For Loving Me

Sunday 19 July 2020

Ella Fitzgerald.320 Kbps

 This is one of the best "Live" L/Ps that Ella has done...recorded in 1957 first side was recorded in "Chicago" at "The Opera House"and the second side at "The Shrine Auditorium" in Los Angeles....on the CD release they have issued the "Chicago" tracks in "Stereo" and the whole of the concert tracks in "Los Angeles"in "Mono"so you do have a repeat of the tracks but they are different versions...The CD version is well worth getting you have 18 tracks as oposed to 9 on this have stroll down to the record shop and get it it's worth it !!!

1. It's Alright With Me
2. Don' Cha Go 'Way Mad
3. Bewitched
4. These Foolish Things
5. Ill Wind
6. Goody Goody
7. Moonlight In Vermont

1. Stomping At The Savoy
2. Oh Lady Be Good

The Caterina Valente Singers

With a dash of Ray Conniff & a pinch of the  Swingle's plus a bit of The Kirby Stone Four we have Caterina and four singers doing a great job on some standard songs...I wish she had done more L/P's with the singers...all the Info is on the back so sit back and enjoy some cool music and sounds !......If anybody has this in Stereo it would be great to get a download !

1. Dominique
2. Desafinado
3. I Want To Hold Your Hand
4. Moon River
5. Cuando Calienta El Sol
6. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

1. Stardust
2. Baubles Bangles And Beads
3. Maria
4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
5. Cheerio
6. Midnight In Moscow

    4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    1. Dominique

Saturday 18 July 2020

Young At Heart.(Film)..320 Kbps

 This is not from the soundtrack....In the distant 50's I think that they would go into the studio and record the songs...on this L/P there are two tracks that are not in the film and you don't get the title song either...I think it was because Sinatra recorded for "Capitol" records so I suppose it was something to do with "Contractual" things... The two songs that Frank sings are the ones not in the film.."One For The Road" was ok because he had recorded it before he moved to "Capitol"... before he joined the "Capitol" Label he was recorded by "Columbia" which was "Philips" in England...When I was in my teens Doris Day was my favourite singer...

1. Till My Love Comes To Me......Doris Day
2. Ready Willing And Able.....Doris Day
3. Hold Me In Your Arms......Doris Day
4. You Can Take My Word For It Baby.....Frank Sinatra

1. There's A Rising Moon......Doris Day
2. One For My Baby And One More For The Road....Frank Sinatra
3. You My Love.....Doris Day
4. I'm Glad There Is You.....Frank Sinatra

    2. Ready Willing And Able

Nina Simone...320 Kbps

 This compilation combines Nina's early live performances with some of her early studio recordings.......On this set of recordings I prefer her "Live" ones.....On side one the first three tracks are from her L/P  "Nina At The Town Hall" and they are great !! not sure about the others.....Its a good L/P and well worth a listen to !!!!...and track four and five on side one proves that she can sing a quiet songs with feeling !!!

1. You Can Have Him
2. The Other Woman 
3. Cotton Eyed Joe
4. If You Knew
5. Where Can I Go Without You

1. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
2. Forbidden Fruit
3. You Better Know It
4. The Gal From Joe's
5. Just In Time

    3. Cotton Eyed Joe

Mel Torme...320 Kbps

A nice set of songs by "The Velvet Fog"....That I believe is what they used to call Mel Torme...Just checked on "Google" to see if he was still with us and unfortunately he died in 1999.
He had a big hit in England with his version of "Mountain Greenery"...not sure if it was a hit world wide I should imagine that it was....He in my opinion was a Male "Ella"as far as his voice he could "Scat" just like Ella....its a pity they didn't do any recording together !!

1.That Old Feeling
2. Gloomy Sunday
3. Body And Soul
4. Nobody's Heart
5. I Should Care
6. House Is Haunted

1. Blues In The Night
2. Don't Want To Cry Any More
3. Where Can I Go Without You
4. How Did She Look
5. Round Midnight
6. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life

    2. Don't Want To Cry Anymore

Vikki Carr....320 Kbps

Nice early Vikki Carr the singer who's real name is
"Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona"....glad she changed it it wouldn't have fit on the L/P sleeve !!

1. In Love For The Very First Time
2. Cuando Calienta El Sol
3. Like Love
4. My Melancholy Baby
5. When In Rome
6. Invitation
7. Goodbye Charlie

1. Mirror
2. Time After Time
3. Goodbye
4. Better Than Anything
5. No Other Love
6. Granada

    2. Cuando Calienta El Sol

Georgie Fame....320 Kbps

This is one definitely for the die hard Georgie Fame Fans !!...written and produced by Georgie and it is one of those L/P's that the more you hear the better it becomes !!!.....Soooooooo you non believers give "Georgie" a chance and have a won't be disappointed !!

1. Super Road
2. Too Good To Be True
3. Train
4. Seven Power

1. City Hicker
2. Narcolepsy
3. Passed Me By
4. Hey Baby I'm Getting Ready
5. Dream Pony

    1. Super Road

Barbra Streisand...320 Kpbs

Barbra takes it nice and easy on this L/P....Mind you there are some "Power Ballads" on it which shows off Barbra's vocal range....Good job she manages to control her top notes !! the title is "The Way We Were" it does have that hit on it !!

1. Being At War With Each Other
2. Something So Right
3. The Best Thing You've Ever Done
4. The Way We Were 
5. All In Love Is Fair

1. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
2. Summer Me Winter Me
3. Pieces Of Dreams
4. I've Never Been A Woman Before
5. My Buddy / How About Me

    2. Something So Right

Friday 17 July 2020

Tony Bennett...320 Kbps

Another compilation of Tony's Hits this time it is what it says !!.....And "Sinatra" says it all !!!

1. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
2. I Wanna Be Around
3. Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars
4. When Joanna Loved Me
5. The Moment Of Truth
6. Who Can I Turn To

1. The Good Life
2. A Taste Of Honey
3. This Is All I Ask
4. Once Upon A Time
5. The Best Is Yet To Come
6. If I Ruled The World

    1. The Good Life

Jack Jones....320 Kbps

A re-release on a different label (Coral) 1972 of some of Jacks tracks.....

1. The Mood I'm In
2. A Beautiful Friendship
3. The Impossible Dream
4. I'm All Smiles
5. Autumn Leaves
6. Call Me Irresponsible

1. Once Upon A Time
2. Girl Talk
3. People Will Say We're In Love
4. Feeling Good
5. Watch What Happens
6. Time After Time

     2. Girl Talk.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Harry Nilsson....320 Kbps

This is a 1968/69 recording of "Harry Nilsson".....I think it was about his 3rd or 4th L/P most of the songs on it are his and it gives a glimpse of was what to come later....A great selection of tracks even the ones that are not written by him are excellent....I assume it is him on the front!!

1. The Puppy Song
2. Nobody Cares About The Railroad Anymore
3. Open Your Window
4. Mother Nature's Son
5. Fairfax Rag
6. City Life

1. Mournin' Glory Story
2. Maybe
3. Marchin' Down Broadway
4. I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City
5. Rainmaker
6. Mr Bojangles
7. Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear

    1. The Puppy Song.