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Monday 30 August 2021

Samantha Jones

Can't get enough of Sam !!. info on Wikiepedia say's that she recorded 7 L/P's we now have 3 of them fingers crossed we may get them all eventually !!....great track "My Way" video is further down on this page !!....thanks for this "John" !!





       2. You Don't Know Me

V.A. Memories Are Made Of This.

Now !!! this is what I call a compilation L/P !!...takes me back to my teenage years with memories of "78 RPM's" " 45's" "Blue Suede Shoes" "Mods & Rockers" "Winkle Pickers" "Lager & Lime" !!!!...Ah Happy Days !!!.....Soooooo all you 50 ites enjoy "This Blast From The Past"!!!!!....Just a couple of jumps but nothing to spoil your listening pleasure !!!

1. Memories Are Made Of This...Dean Martin
2. Whatever Will Be Will Be...Doris Day
3. A Certain Smile...Johnny Mathis
4. Softly Softly...Ruby Murry
5. Rose Marie...Slim Whitman
6. It's Almost Tomorrow...The Dreamweavers
7. Just Walking In The Rain...Johnny Ray
8. A Tear Fell... Teresa Brewer
9. Around The World...Bing Crosby
10. Little Things Mean A Lot...Kitty Kallen
11. St Theresa Of The Roses...Malcolm Vaughan

1. The Story Of my Life...Michael Holiday
2. Tammy ...Debbie Reynolds 
3. A woman In Love...Frankie Laine
4. Till There Was You...Peggy Lee
5. This Ole House...Rosemary Clooney
6. Moon River...Andy Williams
7. Oh Mein Papa...Eddie Calvert
8. No Other Love...Ronnie Hilton
9. Dreamboat...Alma Cogan
10. Sugartime...McGuire Sisters
11. Stranger In Paradise...Tony Bennett

 

        7. Just Walking In The Rain

The Ray Conniff Singers.


I think that this was the second L/P with the singers singing the lyrics...and a great job they do...I think that Ray Conniff set the standard and the "Benchmark" for most of the "Singing Groups" that came after !!

1. Remember
2. You'll Never Know
3. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
4. I'm In The Mood For Love
5. I'll Be Seeing You
6. It's Dark On Observatory Hill

1. These Foolish Things
2. Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
3. Young At Heart
4. If I Loved You
5. Harbour Lights
6. I'll See You In My Dreams






      6. I'll See You In My Dreams

Samantha Jones

The distinctive voice of Sam Jones singing her heart out with 12 tracks...She definatly should have been more successful than she was.



Jean Owen (born 17 November 1943), known as Samantha Jones is a former English singer whose career spanned the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. She won three international pop music contests and charted records in the Benelux countries. Her recordings later experienced a revival on the Northern soul scene. Jean Owen started her career in 1961 as part of popular English vocal group The Vernons Girls. During her time with the group, the line-up went from sixteen members to just three girls. 
In 1964, with the help of producer Charles Blackwell, Owen embarked on a solo career and signed with the international record label United Artists, who gave her the stage name Samantha Jones. Her first TV performance as a solo performer was a duet with Long John Baldry on 20 November 1964, with whom she had also duetted in Around the Beatles while a member of the Vernons Girls. She released several unsuccessful 45s (amongst them "Surrounded by a Ray of Sunshine," later a staple on the Northern soul circuit). Two of Jones' songs were covered by Françoise Hardy and released on the LP known as L'Amitié. In 1967, two of Samantha Jones's performances were included in the soundtrack of the film The Vengeance of Fu Manchu. Her first album Call It Samantha was released in US only in 1968. Jones switched to UK label Penny Farthing in 1969 and recorded her second album A Girl Named Sam with the producer Mark Wirtz. The performance of one of the tracks, the chugging "Today (Without You)" brought Samantha Jones the Grand Prix of the Radio-Télé Luxembourg in October 1969 and charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. A year later, Jones won the music festival held in Knokke-Heist with a version of "My Way", which subsequently reached No. 4 on the Dutch charts. In 1988, the track was included in the compilation album World Stars – 28 Greatest Artists of the World.

On 15 July 1970, Samantha Jones made a guest appearance on The Morecambe & Wise Show, performing "You've Got Your Troubles". Later that year, she released her third LP The Other Jones. Samantha Jones appeared on the edition of 5 June 1971 of Disco aired in West Germany on the ZDF network. By then, Jones had become a known cabaret act and performed on cruise ships including the Queen Elizabeth 2. Samantha Jones sang on numerous BBC radio shows. In 1982, the Dutch label Dureco released the album Goin' Places. She stopped singing in 1986 and became a producer placing numerous musical production shows on cruise lines. Today, Jean Owen lives with her husband in London and Henley-on-Thames 
    1. The Other Side Of Me

Samantha Jones...My Way

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Dusty Springfield.


 I think that this was the last L/P that Dusty recorded on the "Mercury Label" when she came back to England from her stint in America....She certainly looked different when she came back...
The voice is still there but the L/P along with "It Begins Again"didn't do to well..

1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me 
2. You Can Do It
3. Be Somebody
4. Closet Man
5. Living Without Your Love

1. Save Me Save Me
2. Get Yourself To Love
3. I Just Fall In Love Again
4. Dream On
5. I'm Coming Home Again

      1. You've Really Got A Hold On Me.

Dusty Springfield.

Here's Dusty looking and singing before her move to the USA...

1. Lost
2. Bad Case Of The Blues
3. Never Love Again
4. Let Me Get In Your Way
5. Let's Get Together Soon

1. Brand New Me
2. Joe
3. Silly Silly Fool
4. The Star Of My Show
5. Lats Talk it Over
    4. Brand New Me

Dusty Springfield.

A compilation of Dusty's hits and some tracks from her L/P's....so if you like Dusty then this might be for you !!.....Th'o it sounds like the record company has had a fiddle with the setting's on some tracks...I guess trying to get "Stereo" from Mono !!!...or maybe it's my ears !!

1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. You Don't Own Me 
3.  Do Re Mi
4. When The Lovelight Starts Shinning Through His Eyes 
5. My Colouring Book
6. Mocking Bird

1. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
2. Anyone Who Had A Heart 
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
4. Wishin' And Hopin'
5. Don't You Know 
6. Son Of A Preacher Man



        6. Son Of A Preacher Man

Ella Fitzgerald.

Volume 2

Here is the 3rd & 4th L/P of "The Duke Ellington Songbook"...Side 1-2 of the first L/P has Ella singing the popular songs by "The Duke" and the same goes for Side 1 of the second L/P...
Side 2 of the second L/P first track is a specially commissioned piece of musical jazz played and commentated by "Duke Ellington" himself...Track 2 is Ella using her voice once again as part of the "Band".......In the liner notes is some very good information about Ella's beginnings of her career some details that I had not heard before...very very informative !! and comprehensive !!.....well worth a read if you can see it !!!

L/P...1

1. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
2. In A Sentimental Mood
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. Prelude To A Kiss

1. Mood Indigo
2. In A Mellow Mood
3. Love You Madly
4. Lush Life
5. Squatty Roo

L/P...2

1. I'm Just A Lucky So And So
2. All Too Soon
3. Everything But You
4. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
5. Blip Blip
6. Chelsea Bridge

1. Portrait Of Ella Fitzgerald
2. The E And D Blues (E For Ella D For Duke)










     1. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

     2. The E And D Blues

Sunday 22 August 2021

Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book is a 1957 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, focusing on Ellington's songs.Part of Fitzgerald's "Song Book" series, it is the only one where the composer is also featured as a performer and the first occasion Fitzgerald recorded with Ellington. It is also the entry in the Song Book series that provided her with the most opportunities to exhibit her skill at scat singing.
The greater part of disc three is devoted to two original compositions by Billy Strayhorn, inspired by Fitzgerald's life, character, and artistry. Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Individual, at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards.
The album was released in two volumes: The first volume comprised Fitzgerald with the Ellington orchestra, the second of Fitzgerald with a small group setting.
This album marked the start of a fruitful artistic relationship for Fitzgerald and Ellington. The 1960s would see them perform on the Côte d'Azur for the album Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur (1966), and in Sweden for The Stockholm Concert, 1966. Their only other studio album is Ella at Duke's Place (1965).


 Here is the first Volumes of "Duke Ellington Song Book" 

Vol 1.

1. Rockin' In Rhythm
2. Drop Me Off At Harlem
3. Day Dream
4. Caravan
5. Take The A Train

1. I ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
2. Clementine
3. I Didn't Know About You
4. I'm Beginning To See The Light
5. Lost In Meditation
6. Perdido

Vol 2.

1. Cottontail
2. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
3. Just a Sittin' And a Rockin'
4. Solitude
5. Rocks In My Bed

1. Satin Doll
2. Sophisticated Lady 
3. Just Squeeze Me
4. It Don't Mean a Thing
5. Azure
      2. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 



Thursday 12 August 2021

Jack Jones.

Another perfect L/P from Jack singing songs of the time 70's to be exact....not a standard song in sight !!!


1. I'll Never Fall In Love Again

2. Sweet Child
3. Easy To Be Hard
4. Josephine For Better Or For Worse
5. Spinning Wheel

1. A Time For Us
2. Isn't It Lonely Together
3. I Keep Leavin' Houses Behind
4. The Seven Last Days
5. And I'll Go
6. Home

      6. Home

The Ray Conniff Singers.

Here's a "Conniff" I must have missed !!...best track is "Young And Foolish" 1966 was the year !!

1. Red Roses For A Blue Lady
2. Downtown
3. Charade
4. King Of The Road 
5. Edelweiss
6. Young And Foolish

1. Somewhere My Love
2. Days Of Wine And Roses
3. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
4. Would'nt It Be Luverly
5. So Long Farewell

 
        6. Young And Foolish

Monday 9 August 2021

Jack Jones.

 
Jack sings a selection of standards flawlessly with lush arrangements !

1. Where Love Has Gone
2. Willow Weep For Me
3. It Never Entered My Mind
4. Here's That Rainy Day
5. Lush Life
6. To Love And Be loved

1. People
2. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
3. Whats New
4. The Lorelei
5. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
6. By Myself

      6. To Love And Be Loved

Jack Jones.

This is one of JJ better releases on the RCA label...a really good selection of songs some well known ones the rest are excelent especially "Traces Of A Long Forgotten Tune" and I love what he does to "The Jealous Kind" a TOP A1 L/P !!!!


1. With One More Look At You
2. Goodbye Old Buddies
3. Traces Of A Long Forgotten Tune
4. The Jealous Kind
5. Belonging

1. If I Only Had The Words To Tell You
2. Dixie Chicken
3. Perfect Strangers
4. Cajun Song
5. Empty Hearts


    4. The Jealous Kind

Thursday 5 August 2021

Jo Stafford

We are still over the channel and over the Pond with the next few selections...so for your delight the hits of "Miss Jo Stafford" plus some non hits !!!.....The track "Shrimp Boats" is missing probably whizzing around in the "Stratos" some where !!!


       5. Jambalaya

Jo Stafford

There's some great music in this record store and here's one !!!...as you can see "Jo Stafford" Plus "Jazz" a great combination and she sure swings !!!...highly recommended !!...and It's great "Stereo" !!

1. Just Sqeeze Me
2. For You
3. Midnight Sun
4. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
5. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
6. I Didn't Know About You

1. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry 
2. Dream Of You
3. Imagination
4. S'posin'
5. Day Dream
6. I've Got The World On A String



      2. For You