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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Roberta Lee...Sandy Powell...Randolph Sutton.

A Trip Down Memory Lane.

1. Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me......Roberta Lee
2. Do You Know Why......Roberta Lee
3. Sandy The Fireman Part 1......Sandy Powell
4. Sandy The Fireman.Part 2......Sandy Powell
5. Go Home Papa......Randolph Sutton
6. Don't Be So Unkind Baby......Randolph Sutton

Roberta Lee, born around 1922, was a singer from Dayton, Ohio. In the 1940s she sang with several bands including those led by Henry Busse and Les Brown. By 1947 she began a recording career and a solo night club act. She continued to have an active recording career until the late 1950s.

Albert Arthur Powell MBE (30 January 1900 – 26 June 1982), known as Sandy Powell, was an English comedian best known for his radio work of the 1930s and for his catchphrase "Can you hear me, mother?". He first said this in a theatre in Coventry. Fifty years later, deciding he needed a rest from the business (he planned a cruise around the world with his wife, Kay White), he again said it in a Coventry theatre, for the last time.

Randolph Sutton (born 24 July 1888 at Bristol and died Brixton 28 February 1969) was an English singer and popular stage entertainer in music hall and variety. He made his Bristol stage debut in 1910.Sutton was a prolific recording artist during the late 1920s and 1930s, and many of his records are of a suggestively humorous nature. While his best-known song was "On Mother Kelly's Doorstep" this was never recorded commercially, but private recordings were made and subsequently released on commercial compilations.

     3. Sandy The Fireman Part 1.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Judy Garland....320 Kbps

A recording of Judy's from 1960....not as good as the ones posted earlier with "Nelson Riddle" at the helm...never the less it's still a good one !!

1.That's Entertainment
2. Who Cares
3. I've Confessed To The Breeze

4. If I Love Again
5. Yes
6. Puttin' On The Ritz

1. Old Devil Moon
2. Down With Love
3. How Long Has This Been Going On
4. It Never Was You
5. Just You Just Me
6. Alone Together

     3. How Long Has This Been Going On.

The Beatles....320 Kbps

Music from "The Fab Fours" film.....before their "Psychedelic" period...

Love The Track "And I Love Her "!!

1. A Hard Days Night
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. If I Fell
4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
5. And I Love Her
6. Tell Me Why
7. Can't Buy Me Love

1. Any Time At All
2. I'll Cry Instead
3. Things We Said Today
4. When I Get Home
5. You Can't Do That
6. I'll Be Back

     5. And I Love Her.

Nana Mouskouri....320 Kbps

This is one of Nana's English Language L/P's recorded in America not very well known songs but sung great...Best one for me is "Danny Come Home".....when she was just starting her career she also made an L/P in America called"Nana In New York" "The Girl From Greece Sings"which is excellent recorded in 1962...It is definitely one of her best L/P's !! and you can hear how much her style and voice has changed over the years !!

1. To Be The One You Love
2. Mayday
3. I Dream You
4. Danny Come Home
5. Where Did They Go
6. Dance Over The Water

1. The Singer
2. The Loving Song
4. Like a Main Theme
5.Just Another Face

     4. Danny Come Home.

Keely Smith....320 Kbps

Here's Keely Smith singing some of the hits that she has had with "Louis Prima"...But now by herself....I keep waiting for Louis's voice to butt in !!!

1. I've Got The World On a String
2. Medley......a. When Your Smiling
                       b. The Sheik Of Araby
3. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
4. The Birth Of The Blues
5. Oh Baby

1. That Old Black Magic
2. Medley......a. Just A Gigolo
                       b. I Ain't Got Nobody
3. Autumn Leaves
4. Buona Sera
5. Pennies From Heaven

     5. Pennies From Heaven.

Judy Garland...320 Kbps

A "Judy Garland" L/P from her T/V show no need for me to make any comment it's all on the back sleeve !!

1. It's A Good Day
2. That's All
3. Some People
4. More
5. Island In The West Indies
6. As Long As He Needs Me

1. Get Me To The Church On Time 
2. Fly Me To The Moon
3. I Wish You Love
4. Jamboree Jones
5. Battle Hymn of The Republic
6. Closing Theme (Maybe I'll Come Back)

Barbra Streisand.

Nice vibrant cover to this L/P....and "Barbra" has got complete control of her voice....a very different sound to her early recordings never the less excellent choice of songs.....The Back cover puzzled me for a while....I thought what a peculiar image to put on a cover even tho' it was the back... after a couple of weeks it suddenly dawned on me a slab of butter and a fly
"Butterfly".....Duh that's the title of the L/P !!! you can't see it very well but that's what it called.....She does a great job on "Crying Time "!!!

1. Love In The Afternoon
2. Guava Jelly
3. Grandma's Hands
4. I Won't Last a Day Without You
5. Jubilation

1. Simple Man
2. Life On Mars
3. Since I Don't Have You
4. Crying Time

5. Let The Good Times Roll

     4. Crying Time.

Johnny Mathis...320 Kbps

This is a double set of L/P's featuring most of Johnny early hits and some tracks taken from some of his other L/P's...There is only 5 tracks a side so CBS could quite easily fitted all the tracks on one L/P....but I recon the "Marketing Guys" though that maybe "Joe Public" would think that they had a bargain 2 L/P's for the price of 1!!!!....don't think we are that guilable or are we !!!!....Just a note "Where Do I Begin & If We Only Have Love" is recorded as one track 

Side One                                                            Side Three

1. A Certain Smile                                            1. Where Do I Begin
2. When Sunny Gets Blue                                2. If We Only Have Love
3. Small World                                                  3. My Funny Valentine
4. Misty                                                              4. Come To Me
5. Chances Are                                                  5. Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet

Side Two                                                           Side Four

1. Venus                                                            1. Wonderful Wonderful
2. Maria                                                            2. All The Time
3. Misty Roses                                                  3. The Twelfth Of Never
4. Gina                                                              4. Wild Is The Wind
5. What Will My Mary Say                            5. It's Not For Me To Say

     1. Wonderful Wonderful.

Shirley Bassey....320 Kbps

A great set of songs is on this L/P by Shirley everyone a winner.....not every L/P of Shirley's boasts of every song a winner... But in my humble opinion this is one of them!!....Maybe its because most of the songs are well known and popular....that does make a difference I am sure and of course the arrangements of the songs can make it as well...Soooooooo congratulations to "Johnny Harris" for a job well done...also I suppose "Dame Shirl" had her say in it as well !!

1. Something
2. Spinning Wheel
3. Yesterday I Heard The Rain
4. The Sea And Sand
5. My Way
6. What About Today

1. You And I
2. Light My Fire
3. Easy To Be Heard
4. Life Goes On
5. What Are You doing The Rest Of Your Life
6. Yesterday When I was Young

     2. Light My Fire.

Clodagh Rodgers

Once you have got past the "eurovision"folly then this one is a nice collection of cover versions and some of Clodagh's hit singles...take a good listen to "I Am A Fantasy" which was the "B" side of "Come Back And Shake me"...That should have been the "A" side...but I recon that "Shake Me" was more commercial !!

1. Jack In The Box
2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
3. Let Me Be The One
4. Tuesday Afternoon
5. Arizona 
6. I Will
7. Come Back And Shake Me

1. Goodnight Midnight
2. You Are My Music
3. Nothing Rhymed
4. Everybody Go Home The Partys Over
5. Someone To Love Me
6. I Am A Fantasy
7. Lady Love Bug

     6. I Am A Fantasy.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Mario Lanza...320 Kbps

I think we will now dip our toes into the light classical field....I loved the MGM films of Mario with "Kathryn Grayson" its a pity they didn't do more than they did...This L/P has Mario's recordings from RCA...On the back sleeve it says that he did a large number of recordings for them and this is some of them...a couple of the tracks are with a soprano by the name of "Norma Giusti" The sound is "Electronically Created Stereo" settle down and listen to a great voice that should have stayed around for longer than 38 years !!

"The Student Prince"

1. Serenade
2. Golden Days
3. Drink Drink Drink
4. Just We Two...with Norma Giusti
5. Gaudeamus Igitur
6. Deep In My Heart Dear...with Norma Giusti

"The Vagabond King"

1. Drinking Song
2. Love Me Tonight
3. Only A Rose
4. Song Of The Vagabonds
"The Desert Song"

5. The Desert Song
6.One Alone

     1. Serenade.

Nana Mouskouri....320 Kbps

This is a 1969 recording with "The Athenians"and a very good one Nana's voice is clear and precise without the big orchestra's she sounds great....Included is her hit "White Rose Of Athens"....later I think she recorded it with a full orchestra and that the "Hit" version (I think)...all the tracks are great and her version of "The First Time Ever I saw Your Face" is one of the best !!

1. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
2. The Last Thing On My Mind
3. The Lily Of The West
4. Try To Remember
5.Song For A Winters Night
6. Ereena

1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
2. Love Tastes Like Strawberries
3. White Rose Of Athens
4. Over And Over
5. Cu Cu Rru Cu Cu Paloma
6. My Friend The Sea

     1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

Keely Smith...320 Kbps

 Now we have in my opinion one of the most underated singers of the 60's & 70's...just listen to this L/P and you will see what I mean...I think that this collection of Lennon & McCartney songs by a different singer is one of the best on doubt there will be a few people that will disagree soooooooooo be my guest...thats what the comments are for !!...for anybody who does want to make a comment about anything on this Blog and have not got a Blog themselves click on the "Anonymous" button and it will get here I can answer it in a new post.....No best tracks on this one they are all pure gold...

1. If I Fell
2. This Girl
3. Please Please Me
4. And I Love Him
5. World Without Love
6. She Loves You

1. A Hard Days Night
2. Do You Wanmt To Know A Secret
3. Can't Buy Me Love
4. All My Loving
5. I Want To Hold Your Hand
6.P.S I Love You

     1. If I Fell.

Jan Gerber & Orch.... Debroy Somers Band....The Xylo-Rimba Orch....Tino Rossi

Still on the wind !!

1. Putting On The Ritz......Jan Gerber & Orchestra
2. Alice In Wonderland......Debroy Somers Band
3. Sometime.....The Xylo-Rimba Orchestra
4. Pearl Of Hawaii.....The Xylo-Rimba Orchestra
5. Santa Lucia.....Tino Rossi
6. Tarantella......Tino Rossi

Jan Garber (born Jacob Charles Garber, November 5, 1894 – October 5, 1977) was an American violinist and jazz bandleader.

Debroy Somers (born William Henry Somers, on 11 April 1890 in Dublin and died on 16 May 1952 in London was a twentieth-century big band bandleader.His band, the Debroy Somers Band, was also known as the Midnight Minstrels.In 1930 they covered
 Amy, Wonderful Amy, a song about Amy Johnson.

Constantin "Tino" Rossi (29 April 1907 – 26 September 1983) was a French singer and film actor....Rossi, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, was gifted with a voice well suited for opera. He became a tenor in the French cabaret style. Later, he appeared in various movies. During his career he recorded hundreds of songs and he appeared in more than 25 films, His romantic ballads had especially women swooning. ( All Info Edited From Wikipedia )

     5. Santa Lucia.