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Sunday 27 September 2020

Deleted Files !!

 Hi Folks....Its seems that my time has run out as far as "Mega" is concerned my account has been terminated !!...everything seems to come from "Warner NOW !!....this is what WEBSPOTTER has to say about this e-mail address....

Warner Music Group email format
We have found Warner Music Group to be using 4 different formats for professional email addresses.
The most common email pattern is {first}.{last}, which is used for 95.2% of all work email addresses at
Some other patterns used are {last} and {first}{l}
I Assume that by (First) they mean the first name and by (Last) the surname !

So the e-mail should

So my assumption is that the take down notices that are sent to MEGA and Others by that e-mail address are false.....I have contacted MEGA and other's about this quite a while ago but they say that they have to act on all take down notices and haven't got the time to check every one that comes it seems that the LITTLE man under the bridge has struck again !!
Also some of the PIXELDRAIN files have been deleted as well....
I guess I will have to stick with the 78's 45's and compilations for a while and see how it goes.......Sooooooooo in the meantime keep coming back and see whats here !!...and if there is something that has been deleted that you want, leave a comment on the post and if I have still got it you could be in luck if you are quick......Cheers 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Andre Previn....320 Kbps

Great L/P for the piano lovers which I am one of !!...great set of songs another one for kicking your slippers off putting your feet up on the settee/couch or whatever with a coffee or maybe a whiskey and let the music take you away !!

1. Like Love
2. When I Fall in Love
3. I Wish I Were In Love Again
4. Falling In Love Again
5. In Love In Vain
6. Nothin' To Do With Love

1. Love Is Here To Stay
2. Love Me Or Leave Me
3. Looking For Love
4. At Long Last Love
5. Like Someone In Love
6. I Love A Piano

      5. In Love In Vain.

Sunday 20 September 2020

Marlene Ver Planck

This singer is great !...not heard of her before but she certainly is well known over the Pond ! USA !...hope to hear more of her if anyone has any links to some of her work share them in the comments please !! TA !!

Marlene Paula VerPlanck (née Pampinella; November 11, 1933 – January 14, 2018) was an American jazz and pop vocalist whose body of work centered on big band jazz, the American songbook, and cabaret.....Her debut album, I Think of You with Every Breath I Take, was released in 1955 when she was 21..VerPlanck then went to work as a vocalist for Charlie Spivak's band, and later sang with the Tommy Dorsey band and with Tex Beneke′s band.
VerPlanck was a prolific studio vocalist for commercial jingles during the 1960s and 1970s, and by the 1960s became known as the "New York jingle queen." She recorded thousands of jingles, often for low pay.. Although she toiled largely in obscurity, her voice became widely known to millions of people during the 1960s and 1970s through the familiarity and popularity of her jingles.
VerPlanck also sang backup for Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Torme, and she performed around the United States and internationally as a cabaret singer. Despite her long and successful career in jingles and as a studio backing vocalist, her second solo album, Marlene VerPlanck Loves Johnny Mercer, was not recorded until 1979, 24 years after her first album. Her solo career then began in earnest, and she released more than 20 albums, mostly on the Audiophile label, and toured extensively as a soloist. She specialized in the Great American Songbook, especially the works of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers, and gained a reputation as one of the most accomplished interpreters of the genre.
In January 1983, VerPlanck took part in recording In the Digital Mood, an early all-digital recording of the music of Glenn Miller by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The album included two vocal tracks – "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", and VerPlanck was invited to sing the female vocals in a recreation of the singing group The Modernaires, which consisted of one female and four male vocalists, and to bring four male colleagues with her to sing the four male vocal parts. The album's producers expected her to bring unknown session and back-up singers with her, but she surprised and delighted the producers and the orchestra by arriving with Julius LaRosa, Mel Torme, Michael Mark, and Marty Nelson for the recording session on January 20, 1983.

VerPlanck last performed in December 2017 at a jazz club in New York City. She died of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Manhattan, New York City on January 14, 2018, aged 84 and was buried at Mt. Olivet cemetery in Bloomfield.......(Info Edited From Wikipedia)

1. Mr Lucky
2. Growing Old Gracefully
3. Brasiliero
4. Where Is Love
5. There Wont Be Trunpets

1. I Concentrate On You
2. Rainbow Hill
3. Baby Elephant Walk
4. Sunday
5. Show Me
1. I Concentrate On You    

Saturday 19 September 2020

3 x 45's.320 Kbps

3 more 45's picked out at random !!!!...Lucky Dip Time !!!

1. Turn The Tide....Johnny Hates Jazz
2. Breaking Point....Johnny Hates Jazz

1. Heaven Above Me....Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
2. Can We Find Love Again....Peabo Bryson & Roberto Flack

1. La Casa Latina....OFF
2. New Style....OFF

1. La Casa Latina......OFF

Barry Kendall--Norah Blaney--Arthur Fiedler--William Thomas

The return of the Shellac's.....they would be good for using as frizbee's to see if we could knock the hat off that Anon under the bridge !!!
Not much info on the singers

1. The Five Pennies......Barry Kendall
2. The Five Pennies Saints......Barry Kendall & Jiver Hutchinson
3. The Man I Love......Norah Blaney
4. A Room With A View......Norah Blaney
5. Overture The Thieving Magpie Part 1......Arthur Fiedler
6. Overture The Thieving Magpie Conclusion....Arthur Fiedler
7. Sally The Sunshine Of Our Alley......William Thomas
8. If Winter Comes......William Thomas

                      Barry Kendal singer for "Woolie's" (Woolworth's) own 78 's Records

Norah Blaney (16 July 1893 – 7 December 1983), born Norah Mignon Cordwell was a pianist, composer, comedienne and music hall performer. She was an actress, known for Who Done It? (1956), Angel Pavement (1967) and Festival (1963).  She recorded hundreds of songs between 1921 and 1935...She was married to Basil Hughes, Philip Baron B. Durham and Albert Charles Lyne. She died on December 7, 1983 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London.

Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) was an American conductor known for his association with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the United States. Fiedler was sometimes criticized for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or editing portions of the classical repertoire, but he kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract a bigger audience.

1. The Five Pennies

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Caterina Valente..320 Kbps

Another first class effort from Caterina...I wish it was the "Stereo" the early 60's when most of these "Decca" releases were bought if I remember it was quite an effort for the record shops to stock "Stereo" versions unless you asked for was in the late 60's I think that they began to stock both the "Stereo" and The "Mono" versions as part of their ordering system.....Back to the L/P with "Johnny Keating & His Orch" this swings like the big bands of the 50's !!!

1. I Happen To Like New York
2. Lullaby Of Broadway
3. Autumn In New York
4. Chinatown My Chinatown
5. Somethings Coming

1. New York New York / Manhattan Serenade
2. Broadway
3. Sidewalks Of New York
4. Take the A Train
5. Oh Lawd I'm On My Way

    2. Lullaby Of Broadway

Nelson Riddle & Orchestra..320 Kbps


Here's an L/P that's very interesting in the fact that you might be waiting to hear "Sinatra" "Ella" " Peggy" or even "Nat King Cole" to come in at some point....BUT no its just "Nelson Riddle" on his own...on the back it say's it's a party record and people should be dancing to it...but it's better just to sit down and have a quiet listen it's a Good Un'...I first heard it at my local Cinema "Savoy"they played some tracks in the Interval for quite some time so I went and asked the manager what the record was and here it is from the late 50's !!

1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. You Are My Lucky Star
3. You And The Night And The Music
4. Younger Than Springtime
5. You Leave Me Breathless
6. Your An Old Smoothie

1. Then I'll Be Happy
2. I Get Along Without You Very Well
3. I Can't Escape From You
4. Have You Got Any Castles Baby
5. Darn That Dream
6. Let Yourself Go

       2. You Are My Lucky Star.

Ambrose & His Orchestra

A flip back to the thirties now...all tracks were recorded between 1933-1939.

Ambrose was born in Warsaw in 1896, when it was part of the Russian Empire. After a time the family moved to London. They were Jewish, his father being registered as a "Dealer in rags" in the 1911 UK census, where Ambrose was named as "Barnett' (a "Violin musician student"). He began playing the violin while young, and travelled to New York with his aunt. He began playing professionally, first for Emil Coleman at New York's Reisenweber's restaurant, then in the Palais Royal's big band. After making a success of a stint as bandleader, at the age of 20 he was asked to put together and lead his own fifteen-piece band. After a dispute with his employer, he moved his band to another venue, where they enjoyed considerable popularity.In 1922, Ambrose returned to London, where he was engaged by the Embassy Club to form a seven-piece band. He stayed at the Embassy for two years, before walking out on his employer to take up a much more lucrative job in New York. After a year there, besieged by continual pleas to return from his ex-employer in London, in 1925 he was finally persuaded to go back by a cable from the Prince of Wales: "The Embassy needs you. Come back—Edward".

This time Ambrose stayed at the Embassy Club until 1927. The club had a policy of not allowing radio broadcasts from its premises, however, and this was a major drawback for an ambitious bandleader, largely because the fame gained by radio work helped a band to gain recording contracts (Ambrose's band had been recorded by Columbia Records in 1923, but nothing had come of this). He therefore accepted an offer by the May Fair Hotel, with a contract that included broadcasting.Ambrose stayed at the May Fair for six years, during which time the band made recordings for Brunswick Records, HMV and Decca. He teamed up with Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, along with an American harmony song trio, the Hamilton Sisters and Fordyce (aka Three X Sisters), to record songs including "My Heart Stood Still" among others. This period also saw the musical development of the band, partly as a result of Ambrose's hiring of first-class musicians, including Sylvester Ahola, Ted Heath, Joe Crossman, Joe Jeannette, Bert Read, Joe Brannelly, Dick Escott and trumpeter Max Goldberg.It was during the recording of a television programme (at the Yorkshire Television studios) that Ambrose collapsed, dying later the same night in Leeds General Infirmary. His music was kept alive after his death by, among others, Radio 2 broadcasters Alan Dell and Malcolm Laycock, the latter continuing to play his records into the 21st century. His records, especially from his many 78-rpm records and Radio Luxemburg recording , still regularly feature on Australian radio 8CCC-FM's long-running nostalgia programme "Get Out Those Old Records", hosted by Rufl.

Specialist dance band radio stations, such as Radio Dismuke and Swing Street Radio, continue to play his records. Ambrose also features regularly on the Manx Radio programme Sweet & Swing, presented by Howard Caine.......(Info Edited From Wikipedia)

    3. Streamline Strut

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Robert And Elizabeth...320 Kbps

 When I got these "Show" L/P's from a friend I must have missed playing this one because I can't remember being as inpressed with it as I am now...Its a great one... typical "West End" show material...must say that its been on my turntable many many times since I recorded it for this blog...If it was still running I would have made an effort to go and see it...BUT it is from its a bit late!!...none of the songs as far as I know were hits as usualy you find that there is usualy one song that makes it popular....I might be wrong so if anyone knows different please enlighten me...all I can say is the whole score is good and worth listening to !!

1. Overture &Wimpole Street Song....Cast
2. The Family Moulton-Barratt....The Family
3. The World Outside....June Bronhill
4. Moon In My Pocket....Keith Michell
5. I Said Love....Keith Michell
6. The Real Thing....June Bronhill
7. You Only To love Me....Angela Richards
8. In A Simple Way....June Bronhill & Keith Michell
9. I Know Now....June Bronhill & Keith Michell

1. Soliloquy....June Bronhill
2. Pass The Eau De Cologne....The Brothers
3. I'm The Master Here....John Clements & The Brothers
4. Escape Me Never....Keith Michell
5. Hate Me Please...Angela Richards & Jeremy Lloyd
6. The Girls That Boys Dream About....The Family & Stella Moray
7. Woman And Man....June Bronhill
8. Frustration....Keith Michell
9. Finale-I Know Now- Reprise...Cast

     4. Moon In My Pocket

Friday 11 September 2020

New E-mail !

Just lost all my e-mail contacts not my fault ! changed provider a while back and they told me I could retain my old e-mail address but now it seems that they have pulled the plug without telling me so i can't get into my previous e-mail provider....and I can't remember many of them so if you want to contact me leave a message on any of the comments on the posts....Cheers...

Thursday 3 September 2020

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

The man with the magic violins strikes again !! This time in Stereo !!

1. Piove (Ciao Ciao Bambina)
2. Ave Maria No Morro
3. Pabilito
4. Come Prima ( More Than Ever)
5. Le Gitan Et Le Fille
6. Bermuda Shorts

1. Tea For Two Cha-Cha
2. Passion Flower
3. Ballade Irlandaise
4. Carribean Cruise
5. Mon Coeur Au Portugal
6. When The White lilacs Bloom Again

    1. Tea For Two Cha-Cha