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Saturday 31 October 2020

Kay Starr

Some vintage Kay Starr is always great to get the feet tippy tappin' !!

1. A Hundred Years From Today
2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
3. Glad Rag Doll
4. Fit As A Fiddle
5. My Buddy
6. You Can Depend on Me

1. I Want A Boy
2. I'll Never Say Never Again Again
3. The Prisoner's Song
4. Once More
5. Georgia On My Mind
6. Jump For Joy

     6. You Can Depend On Me

Nippers Greatest Hits..The 30's

 A stroll down memory lane when times were calmer than they are now !! at least till the 1st September 1939 !!!......Music courtesy of "Nipper" the HMV / RCA Dog

     14. I Can't Get Started

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Davy Graham

If you like guitar music then this one should delight you !!..with only the drums for accompaniment this show how good he plays the guitar !!
 Though Graham is commonly referred to as a folk musician, the diversity of his music shows strong influences from many genres. Elements of blues, jazz, and Middle Eastern music are evident throughout his work...There are three extra tracks. 7.8 & 9

1. Don't Stop The Carnival
2. Sermoette
3. Take Five
4. How Long How Long Blues
5. Sunset Eyes
6. Cry Me a River

1. The Ruby And The Pearl 
2. Buffalo
3. Exodus
4. Yellow Bird
5. Blues For Betty
6. Hallelujah
7. Angi
8. Davy's Train Blues
9. 3 4 AD

     13. Angi

Monday 26 October 2020

Anita O'Day

This is a great "Live " performance from the great Anita !...Thanks John !!

    5. It Never Entered My Mind

Sunday 25 October 2020

The Four Freshmen....320 Kbps

These guy's along with "The Hi Lo's" are the best in "Jazz" orientated vocal groups I think that they set the "Benchmark" for all the  Jazz groups that came after !!....It was "Stan Kenton"who first heard them and recomended to the record company....I believe that they are still performing today...but not the original guy's...I think that they have gone through quite a number of personal changes but I believe the "Freshman" Sound is still there !!!

1. Love
2. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
3. I Remember You
4. The Last Time I Saw Paris
5. Street Of Dreams
6. Our Love Is Here To Stay

1. Love Is Just Around The Corner
2. You Made me Love You
3. The Nearness Of You
4. Mam'selle
5. Speak Low
6. Guilty

1. Love Is Just Around The Corner.

Thursday 22 October 2020

Renaissance.320 Kbps

 Another one from the "Symphonic" sounding group....But this time not so loud and they have toned down the sound so you can hear the sweet clear sound of "Annie Haslam's" voice...again the more you listen to it the better it becomes....stand out tracks are "Richard IX" and "The Entertainer"!!! 

1. Flight
2. Missing Persons
3. Chagrin Boulevard
4. Richard IX
5. The Entertainer

1. Electric Avenue
2. Majik
3. Distant Horizons
4. Orient Express
5. Auto-Tech
    4. Richard IX 

 Re-Post and Re-Recording on a New Audio - Technica Turntable....Sound 100% better !!!

 Another trip down memory lane 45's & EP's . A reminder of how you listened to music !!!!..ages ago !!
First there was the Cylinder then we got the Brittle Shellac 78 rpm followed by EP's & 45rpm
out came the Reel To Reel Tape Recorder followed by Cassette's which was thiner and smaller tape..then we had 8 track players that you got in your car....OOOPs nearly forgot the humble Vinyl L/P started off 10 inch and progressed to 12 inch !!!!....have I forgotten anything ???
and finally we have Digital MP3's Ect Ect Ect !!!..what next I wonder !!!...any Ideas !!
Anyway enjoy these blasts from my past !!!

1. Malaguena / Mambo From Chile....Caterina Valente
2. Babalu / Bambino....Caterina Valente
3. Moonglow & The Theme From Picnic....Morris Stoloff & Orchestra
4. Theme From Picnic....George Dunning & Orchestra
5. Live It Up / I Want Your Love Tonight....Dusty Springfield
6. I Wanna Make You Happy / Now That Your My Baby.....Dusty Springfield
7. If You Go Away....Damita Jo
8. When The fog Rolls In From San Fransisco....Damita Jo

    7. If You Go Away

Monday 19 October 2020

Nina Simone....320 Kbps

Here is Nina at her singing best and includes a couple of tracks of her on the piano proving just how good a pianist she was....This compilation by "Polydor" includes some of her great tracks...When I first bought this L/P I thought maybe it was some re-recordings that she had made at some time in her career but no they seem to be the original "Bethlehem" recordings....Just checked on "Google" and it seems that it is the first L/P that Nina did for "Bethlehem Records"just re-released with one track missing by "Polydor"....So enjoy a great unique voice !

1. Mood Indigo
2. Don't Smoke In Bed
3. Love Me Or Leave Me
4. He Needs Me
5. My Baby Just Cares For Me
6. Little Girl Blue

1. Central Park Blues
2. I Loves You Porgy
3. Good Bait
4. Plain Gold Ring
5. My Baby Just Cares for Me

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Joe Loss & Orchestra--Vladimir De Pachmann--Beniamino Gigli--Nelson Eddy

A glut of HMV shellac 78's from Swing to Gigli  & Nelson Eddy !!

1. In The Mood......Joe Loss & His Orchestra
2. Oasis......Joe Loss & His Orchestra
3. Prelude In E Minor OP 35 No 1......Vladimir De Pachmann
4. Chopin's Prelude's In B Minor & G Major.....Vladimir De Pachmann
5. Che Gelida Manina......Beniamino Gigli
6. Salve Dimora Casta E Pura.....Beniamino Gigli
7. Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life......Nelson Eddy
8. Neath The Southern Moon.....Nelson Eddy

Joshua Alexander "Joe" Loss LVO OBE (22 June 1909 – 6 June 1990) was a British dance band leader and musician who founded his own eponymous orchestra.
The Joe Loss Orchestra was one of the most successful acts of the big band era in the 1940s, with hits including "In the Mood". In 1961 they had a hit with "Wheels—Cha Cha", a version of the String-A-Longs' hit "Wheels". Other hits included David Rose's "The Stripper" in 1958, "Sucu Sucu", "Must Be Madison", "The Theme from Maigret" and "March of the Mods (The Finnjenka Dance)" of 1964.

Vladimir von Pachmann, also called Vladimir de Pachman, (born July 27, 1848, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire—died January 6, 1933, Rome, Italy), Russian pianist known for his performances of the music of Frédéric Chopin.

Beniamino Gigli (pronounced [benjaˈmiːno) 20 March 1890 – 30 November 1957) was an Italian opera singer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest tenors of his generation.
Gigli rose to true international prominence after the death of the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso in 1921. Such was his popularity with audiences he was often called "Caruso Secondo", though he much preferred to be known as "Gigli Primo". In fact, the comparison was not valid as Caruso had a bigger, darker, more heroic voice than Gigli's sizable yet honey-toned lyric instrument.

Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American singer, baritone and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. A classically trained baritone, he is best remembered for the eight films in which he costarred with soprano Jeanette MacDonald. He was one of the first "crossover" stars, a superstar appealing both to shrieking bobby soxers and opera purists, and in his heyday, he was the highest paid singer in the world.

    1. In The Mood

Sunday 11 October 2020

Continuing !

 Hi Folks...If anybody wants a re-post of any of the posts on this Blog...leave a comment on the post and if I still have the files then I will post it....In Future I will be using a variety of sites for file sharing so hopefully if they get deleted it wont be all at once !! can always use the comments to say whether or not any of them work better than others and if any body knows of a good no adverts ect cloud file sharing site that I am not using then let me know.....Cheers....Luigi

Thursday 8 October 2020

The Hi-Lo's

The Great Hi-Lo's doing justice to a handfull of standards...Grrrrrrreat !!

The Hi-Lo's were a vocal quartet formed in 1953, who achieved their greatest fame in the late 1950s and 1960s. The group's name is a reference to their extreme vocal and physical ranges (Bob Strasen and Bob Morse were tall, Gene Puerling and Clark Burroughs were short).

1. Dancing On The Ceiling
2. Yesterdays
3. Impossible
4. But Beautiful
5. In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning
6. The Love Nest

1. This Heart Of Mine
2. Music For Lovers
3. My Romance
4. The Lamp Is Low
5. Wait Till You See Her
6. Fairyland
    5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning