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Sunday 13 December 2020

Johnny Mathis....320 Kbps

Recorded in 1975 Johnny sings a selection of other singers hits....sung in the "Mathis" style but very close to the original hits....would have liked him to have done them different and given the songs a different slant !!!......Didnt scan the back cover because the track listing was in white against a yellow background and all you can see on the scan is 12 inches of yellow colour !!!

1. Mandy
2. Nice To Be Around
3. You're As Right As Rain
4. When Will I See You Again
5. Only You

1. Let Me Be The One / I Won't Last A Day Without You
2. The Way We Were
3. Laughter In The Rain
4. You And Me Against The World
5. The Things I Might Have Been

3. Laughter In The Rain

Caterina Valente....320 Kbps

Once again we have an excellent L/P of Caterina and her brother Silvio just with their guitars singing and playing in Spanish...Singing that is ...don't know how they could play their guitars in Spanish !!!....we never seem to get anything like this these days ??

1. La Mucura
2. Quizas Quizas
3. Cha Cha Cha Flamenco
4. Aquellos Ojos Verdes
5. Una Aventura Mas
6. Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell

1. Casa Da Lolo
2. El Manicero
3. Noche De Ronda
4. Un Porquito De Tu Amor
5. Dos Cruces
6. Copacabana

      3. Cha Cha Cha Flamenco    

Jack Jones....320 Kbps

A while ago someone asked if I had got JJ version of "God Only Knows"...well its on this one !!.....another first class one from Mr Jones !!

1. You Make It Easy
2. L.A. Break Down
3. You Need A Man
4. Once In A While
5. Send In The Clowns
6. God Only Knows

1. Don't Be Scared
2. Yesterday's News
3. Try It Again
4. Love Story
5. Disney Girls
     2. LA Breakdown

Ella Fitzgerald

 Some of the best L/P's of Ella's is her "live" ones and this is one of her many bests !!....The year is 1965 and her voice is at it's best...I have seen her live about 5 times and she can certainly whip an audience into a frenzy when she does her "Scat" singing and you can hear a pin drop when she goes into the slow sweet songs like "Summertime" Ect....I have also met her and spoke to her 4 times out of the 5 even been in a Rolls Royce and the band bus with her...but that's another story !! back to the music..Her version of "Honeysuckle Rose"is fantastic and would have been a great single...also her version on this L/P of "How High The Moon" is taken at a very slow pace not a bit like her usual version....overall this is definatly one of her best....and if you buy the Japanese release CD you get 21 tracks instead of 12 !!!

1. Day In Day Out
2. Just A Sittin' And A Rockin'
3. The Lady Is A Tramp
4. Summertime
5. St Louis Blues
6. Honeysuckle Rose

1. They Can't Take That Away From Me
2. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
3. Somewhere In The Night
4. I've Got You Under My Skin
5. The Cricket Song
6. How High The Moon

Kiki Dee....320 Kbps

Kiki Dee is the only British Singer that has been signed by "Tamla Motown"..this 1970 L/P has her singing cover versions of Motown songs...and she does a darn good job of it....just listen to her version of "For Once In My Life"...I think that if it had been issued as a single it would have become a hit !!...this was a one and only session for the Motown label which is a pity because I think she could have done well working with the Motown Song Writers...

P.S. I think that this is one of Kiki's best L/P's

1. The Day Will Come Between Sunday And Monday
2. Johnny Raven
3. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
4. Jimmy
5. I Can't Bring Back The Love I Feel For You
6. More Today Than Yesterday

1. Love Makes The World Go Round
2. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
3. Love Is A Warm Kind Of Sorrow
4. For Once In My Life
5. My Whole World Ended
6. I Second That Emotion
     4. For Once In My Life

Saturday 12 December 2020

Ella Fitzgerald....320 Kbps

Ella as usual in good voice from the 60's.... selection of songs are more of a "Jazz" feel than her "Standards" and "Songbook Selections"....

1. A Night In Tunisia
2. You're My Thrill
3. My Reverie
4. Stella By Starlight
5. Round Midnight
6. Jersy Bounce
7. Signing Off

1. Cry Me a River
2. This Years Kisses
3. Good Morning Heartache
4. Born To Be Blue
5. Clap Hnads Here Comes Charlie
6. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
7. The Music Goes Round And Around
     1. Cry Me A River