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Saturday 29 August 2020

Caterina Valente.320 Kbps

 This is the Television Concert that Caterina did in 1975 on the day that she should have been performing in my home town of "Leicester".....I had booked to see her and was very exited then "Boooooom"got a msg from the ticket office that the performance had been cancelled because of the clash of dates !!!....never did get to see her !!!...which was a pity I would have loved it !!...AHhhhhhhhhh!!!!.C'est La Vie"!!!!!!!!.....There is a slight needle jump near the end of the "Mother Goosenova" Medley !!....BUT not enough to spoil this great recording !!!

Not To sure about the applause tho!... seems to be "Canned" (Recorded) not the actual applause...Might be wrong but it does sound a bit funny no cheers and fading at the end of the songs !!

1. a. Before The Parade Passes By
    b.  Samba De Orfeu
2. Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon
3. Italian Medley
4. Alla Turka
5. Mother Goosenova Medley
6. a. We've Only Just Begun
    b. You've Got A Friend

1. Scarborough Fair
2. The Windmills Of Your Mind
3. a. Malaguena
    b. The Breeze And I
4. Canto De Ossanha
5. Leaving On A Jet Plane

Friday 28 August 2020

Caterina Valente...320 Kbps

Big hair and flairs must be the 70's !!! a compilation of "Caterina's" 70's Hits mostly sung in German with Side 4 sporting  6 different languages....

Disc. 1

1. Canzone D'amore
2. Quando Quando
3. Tausend Rosarote Pfeile ( Little Arrows )
4. Einen Ring Mit Zwei Blutroten Steinen
5. Hava Nagilah Hava
6. Tschau Tschau Bambina

1. Popocatepeti Twist
2. Ich Hatt Getanzt Heut Nacht ( I Could Have Danced All Night ) 
3. Schau IchZum Himmelszelt
4. Ein Schiff Wird Kommen
5. Kleiner Gonzales ( Speedy Gonzales )
6. Wunderbar Wie Schon Der Abend War

Disc. 2

1. Der Sherriff Von Arkansas Ist Ne Lady
2. I Love You
3. Rosalie Murt nich Wienen
4. La Strada Del'amore
5. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu Strand Bikini
6. Sag Adieu ( Petite Fleur )

1. Blue Moon ( English )
2. Till ( Italian )
3. L'ame Des Poetes ( French )
4. Sakura (Japanese )
5. La Malaguena ( Spanish )
6. La Havanna a Paris ( Portugese )

    5. La Malaguena

Thursday 27 August 2020

Eydie Gorme.

Another torn and battered cover but it's what is on the inside that matters...I think that Eydie Gorme along with Keely Smith are two of the most underrated singers we have today...okay I should think that at this point in time 2011 their voices will be past their best...BUT in the 50's 60's &70's boy could they sing...Just listen to the clarity of Eydie's voice on "Tea For Two"....OK song and style are a bit dated but can any female singer of now can be as clear as her...takes all my time to hear the words of some of the songs of today.

P.S. As you can see the above comments were made by me in 2011 when Eydie was still with us...These are some of the first recordings that she made and although they have released most of them on a CD compilation I believe that this L/P version even though it was recorded about 1958 making it 62 years old to be far more "Real"and clearer than the CD version even taking into consideration the "Snap Crackles & Pops"......Of course that is only MY opinion.....sooooooo the only way to agree or disagree with me is "Download" and have a listen !!!

1. Frenesi
2. Tell Me More
3. I'd Forgotten
4. Besame Mucho.....with Steve Lawrence
5. Fini
6. That Night Of Heaven

1. Tea For Two
2. I've Gotta Crow
3. Don't Tell Lies
4. Make Yourself Comfortable.......with Steve Lawrence
5. Close Your Eyes Take a Deep Breath......with Steve Lawrence
6. Give A Fool A Chance

    1.Tea For Two

Vic Damone...320 Kbps

The "Now" in this title is 1981...not 2020 !! is Vic Damone away from his "MGM" Musicals stint singing some nice slow gentle standards and doing them justice in his own way !

1. If I Loved You
2. You Needed Me
3. When I Dream
4. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
5. My Foolish Heart
6. She Believes In Me

1. Love Is Blue
2. Should've Never Let You Go
3. Still
4. Love Letters
5. Loving You
6. I'll Be Seeing You
    6. She Believes In Me

Lorreta Lynn & Conway Twitty.320 Kbps

A good pairing of two CW singers with duets and solo songs very pleasant listening for a "Snuggle" on the sofa on a cold winters day !!!

1. Its Only Make Believe...Lorretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
2. Snow Bird... Loretta Lynn
3. Rose Garden...Lorretta Lynn
4. Me And Bobby McGee...Lorretta Lynn
5. Help Me Make It Through The Night...Conway Twitty
6. Folsom Prison Blues...Conway Twitty
7. Hello Darlin'...Conway Twitty
8. Easy Lovin'...Lorretta Lynn & Conway Twitty

1. Never Ending Song Of Love...Lorretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
2. Games People Play...Conway Twitty
3. Heartaches By The Number...Conway Twitty
4. I Can't Stop Loving You...Conway Twitty
5. For The Good Times...Lorretta Lynn
6. Stand by your Man...Lorretta Lynn
7. One's On The Way...Lorretta Lynn
8. Get Some Lovin' Done...Lorretta Lynn & Conway Twitty

    1. It's Only Make Believe

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Billy Vaughan Orchestra

One from Bob now..a selection of Italian tunes from you couldn't have done that in the 50's !! 

    4. Quando Quando Quando

Shirley Bassey...320 Kbps

Its anazing how time flies by !!...Its been 58 Years since "Our Shirl"recorded this L/P with the "Nelson Riddle Orch"seems like only yesterday we were being "Wowed" by "I Who Have Nothing" "Goldfinger" and the title Song of the L/P "What Now My Love"....Its "Shirley" in a quiet gentle mode and its great to hear all the standards sung with such perfection !!

1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. I Should Care
3. Let's Fall In Love
4. The Second Time Around
5. Imagination
6. All The Things You Are

1. I Get A Kick Out Of You
2. Everything I Have Is Yours
3. Spring Is Here
4. All Of Me
5. I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
6. What Now My Love

    3. Lets Fall In Love

Ray Conniff & Orchestra...320 Kbps

Here's a "Conniff" that I haven't got supplied by Bob from across the channel !!

1. Happiness Is
2. Midnight Lace
3. Miss You
4. Popsy
5. Melodie D'Amour
6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream

1. Jamaica Farewell
2. Blue Moon
3. If I Knew Then
4. The Sheik Of Araby
5. All By Myself
6. Sweet Sue Just You
    2. Blue Moon

Jack Jones....320 Kbps

This is Jack Jones at his best singing some great songs....The concept of the L/P is as the titlesays "Love Story" and the producers have done a great job in choosing the songs and Jack certainly sings them in a quiet and gentle manner....Listening to the tracks again I think that his version of "I Think Its Going To Rain Today" is probably the best on record !!

1. L.A. Breakdown
2. Linda
3. 'Round Midnight
4. Since I Fell For You
5. You've Changed
6. Good Bye

1. Love Story
2. Lost In The Stars
3. I Think Its Going To Rain Today
4. My Gal's Gone Now
5. But I Loved You
    5. But I Loved You

VA.Stereo Musical Showcase.320 Kbps

 Lets have a listen now at the light classical music that will be familiar to just about everyone...Unless of course you live on the Moon ! or Mars ! Venus ! Ect....or if you live on a "Space Station" first track will no doubt be familiar (2001) !!!!...

 1. The Blue Danube....Franz Marszalek & The Vienna Ball Orch
2. Midnight In Moscow....Erwin Halletz & The Monte Carlo Light Symphony Orch
3. Solveig's Song....Hans Carste & The Berlin Promenade Orch
4. That Happy Feeling....Bert Kaempfert & Orch
5. Papaveri E Papere....Roberto Delgado & Orch
6. Barcarole....Hans Carste & The Berlin Orch
7. Danke Shoen....Bert Kaempfert & Orch

1. Anna....Roberto Delgado & Orch
2. Dark Eyes....Erwin Halletz & The Monte Carlo Light Symphony Orch
3. Emperor Waltz....Franz Marszalek & The Vienna Ball Orch
4. Ave Maria....Hans Carste & The Berlin Promenade Orch
5. Arrivederci Roma....Roberto Delgado & Orch
6. Sabre Dance....Erwin Halletz & The Monte Carlo Light Symphony Orch
7. Gold And Silver....Franz Marszalek & The Vienna Ball Orch

    1. Anna

Johnny Mathis....320 Kbps

Another great recording from Johnny in 1976....voice is in great shape...and a great recording of the old standard "I Only Have Eyes For You "!!!

1. I Write The Songs
2. Do Me Wrong But Do Me
3. The Hungry Years
4. I Only Have Eyes For You
5. Yellow Roses On Her Gown

1. Theme From Mahogany
2. Ooh What We Do
3. Send In The Clowns
4 Every Time You Touch Me
5. When a Child Is Born
    2. Do Me Wrong But Do Me

Monday 24 August 2020

Eydie Gorme..320 Kbps

 This is one of those L/P's that the record company fails on delivery !!...what I  mean is when I first saw and bought this L/P I was expecting some "live performances" of Eydie's.... instead on it is a selection of "Standards"....although I have said before that Eydie has never made a bad L/P this one is a mediocre one....NOW whether or not I have been initalialy disapointed by it and it has influenced my judgement I don't know....But there does seem to be something missing !!!.....Would be interested in other peoples opinon as I know there are quite a few "Eydie Gorme" fans out there !!! come on people let me know what you think !!

 1. Taking A Chance On Love
2. Just One Of Those Things
3. You Turned The Tables On Me
4. But Not For Me
5. Get Out Of Town
6. Alright Okay You Win
1. I Got Lost In His Arms
2. Better Luck Next Time
3. I'm In Luck
4. I'm Shooting High
5. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
6. One For My Baby
    1. I Got Lost in His Arms

Glen Campbell...320 Kbps

 We will now will dip into the "Country & Western" Bag....Once again a fine singer doing justice to all the well known songs....But I wish he had done the standard ones a bit different and put his own stamp on them !!

1. Arkansas
2. I Will Never Pass This Way Again
3. Both Sides Now
4. A Beautiful Love Song
5. Sunny Day Girl

1. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
2. If You Could Read My Mind
3. It's Over
4. You've Still got A Place In My Heart
5. You'll Never Walk Alone

     3. Its Over

Vic Damone....320 Kbps

A change of Record Label and a change of singing style for Vic Damone in 1965 !!..whether or not it was a success ? the jury is out on that count !!....I prefer him in his MGM and "Capitol" Records Shirt 

1. You Were Only Fooling
2. I'll Never Find Another You
3. The Thrill Of Lovin' You
4. Stranger In The World
5. For Mama
6. Its Not Unusual

1. And Roses And Roses
2. Why Don't You Believe Me
3. Please Help Me I'm Falling
4. Careless Hands
5. I've Been Lookin'
6. Dream On Dreamer
    4. Careless Hands

Sunday 23 August 2020

Caterina Valente.

Here's Caterina wowing everybody at "London's"Talk Of The usual perfect !!

Saturday 22 August 2020

Frank Sinatra

One classic iconic L/P that needs no introduction !!
    2. I Thought About You

Eydie Gorme

 I believe that this is the first L/P on the English HMV label that Eydie recorded in 1957...a great selection of songs including one of the few songs that gives me goose bumps and makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up !!...I'm talking about "Guess Who I Saw Today"...Eydie's version is definitely the definitive version.....and take a listen to the vocal gymnastics at the end of"I'll Take Romance"!!! an A1 ace L/P !!!

1. I'll Take Romance
2. This Is No Laughing Matter
3. Fine And Dandy
4. Day by Day
5. The Gentleman is A Dope
6. Too Close For Comfort

1. Guess Who I Saw Today
2. Be Careful Its My Heart
3. Saturday Night
4. First Impression
5. How Long has This Been Going On
6 Gypsy In My Soul
    1. Guess Who I Saw Today

Friday 21 August 2020

David Soul....320 Kbps

This one was recorded in Holland the songs are not familiar and David does a good job on all of them....It gets lifted up from a so-so recording to a good one on the second side....Love "How Can You Tell You Got It"......But I suppose if you are a "David
Soul" Fan it's all good !!!

1. Simple Man
2. Carlito
3. Dreamers
4. Can't Afford That Feeling Anymore
5. That's Enough For Me

1. Maybe We Can Work It Out
2. How Can You Tell You Got It
3. The Dutchman
4. Distant Shores
5. The Best Days Of My Life
6. Simple Man (Reprise)

    2. How Can You Tell You Got It

Thursday 20 August 2020

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66....320 Kbps

This Compilation I assume has been made up of tracks from "Brasil 66" earlier recordings because it's a real mixed bag !!

1. Mas Que Nada
2. Pretty World
3. The Fool On The Hill
4. Scarborough Fair
5. Bim Bom

1. With a Little Help From My Friends
2. Agua de Baba
3. Festa
4. The Look Of Love
5. Triste

    3. The Fool On The Hill