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Friday 19 November 2021

Des O'Connor.

Des does a great job with the title song on this L/P it stands up with the best of singers that has tackled it !!.....the more I hear his voice the better I like it !!...forget what the other comedians have said and give him a listen maybe you will be surprised !!!....Love his "clipped pronunciation" on "I Won't Dance" give it that 20's feel !!

1. What I Did For Love
2. Each Day's A Holiday 
3. What'll I Do
4. That's Why I Love Her
5. I Won't Dance

1. Remember
2. I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Any More 
3. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
4. Faded Words
5. I Write The Songs

       5. I Wont Dance

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Billy Eckstine

Some of Billy's early MGM recordings  

1. If I Loved You
2. Some Enchanted Evening
3. That's For Me
4. People Will Say We're In Love

1. We Kiss In A Shadow
2. Bali Ha'i
3. So Far
4. Younger Than Springtime

       4. Younger Than Springtime

Monday 15 November 2021

Earl Grant.

Some Organ and Piano music now....for relaxing on the settee/sofa/chaise longue if you are in France...and even by a Log fire if you are in the colder climate !!...Its a good one for doing absolutely nothing but chillin'!!!

1. Stormy Weather
2. Bewitched
3. Canadian Sunset
4. Dreamy
5. I'm In The Mood For Love 
6. That's All

1. Ebb Tide
2. My Foolish Heart
3. Deep Purple
4. Misty
5. Evening Rain
6. Theme From Exodus

       5. I'm In The Mood For Love

Friday 12 November 2021

Des O'connor...

We are now back with some of "Bob's" contributions from "Belgium" of course...the reason that we have not had any from him for a while is that I have had a new computer and I thought that I had lost his files in the "Change Over" Saga !!....looked everywhere for them but with no luck !!..then suddenly out of the "Cosmic Blue" BINGO !!!! if by Magic they suddenly appeared !!!..........Arn't computers temperamental !!!.......Soooooooo we will be having a good mix of different music........And Des gets us off to a good start with some favourites that I Guess everyone will know !!....and despite all the flack that he gets about his singing I like his voice !!

1. Sometimes I'm Happy
2. She
3. My Sentimental Friend
4. What'll I Do
5. Carolina In The Morning 
6. The Old Fashioned Way
7. Smile Smile Smile

1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak tree
2. A Certain Smile
3. What A Wonderful World
4. Nellie Dean
5. The Most Beautiful Girl
6. If You Were The Only Girl 
7. On Of Those Songs

        2. She

Female Legends Of The 50's 1

 A leap in time now from the 30's to the 50's when the pace of life was more slower ! and not so frantic !!

1. Whatever Will Be Will Be......Doris Day
2. Mr Sandman......The Chordettes
3. Walkin' After Midnight......Patsy Cline
4. Tennessee Waltz......Patti Page
5. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels......Kitty Wells
6. Cry Me A River......Julie London
7.Tammy.....Debbie Reynolds
8. Come On-A My House......Rosemary Clooney
9. Oakie Bookie......Ella Mae Morse
10. The Doggie In The Window......Patti Page
11. Tennessee Wig Walk......Bonnie Lou
12. The River Of No Return......Marilyn Monroe
13. Tweedle Dee......Georgia Gibbs
14. One Step At A Time......Brenda Lee
15. Seventeen......The Fontane Sisters
16. Fascination......Dinah Shore
17. Autumn Leaves......Keely Smith
18. Great Balls of Fire......Georgia Gibbs
19. Rollin' Stone......The Fontane Sisters
20. That's All I Want From You......Jaye P Morgan
21. Teen Age Prayer......Gale Storm
22. Wheel Of Fortune......Kay Starr
23. The Lip......Keely Smith
24. Hey There......Rosemary Clooney
25. Croce Di Oro......Patti Page

       3. Walking After Midnight

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra

After the Queen we now have a King of Swing !...all the recordings are from 1938 onwards.. and do I detect a vocal from Billie Holiday amongst the tracks ?...well worth an hour of listening !!

       22. Jungle Drums

Aretha Franklin

 A big bow to the Queen of Soul  who is sadly missed !!

1. Respect
2. Drown In My Own Tears
3. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
4. Soul Serenade
5. Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
6. Baby Baby Baby

1. Dr Feelgood
2. Good Times
3. Do Right Woman Do Right Man
4. Save Me
5. A Change Is Gonna Come

       5. Don't Let Me Lose This Dream

Monday 8 November 2021

Acquaviva & His Orchestra

Now we have some mood music that goes well with a sofa a roaring fire and a Gin and Tonic !! for these Cold evening' relax and have a listen !!


       8. Thats All

Saturday 6 November 2021

Andre Previn & His Pals "Pal Joey"

Pal Joey Review by Scott Yanow
Pianist André Previn, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Shelly Manne perform nine songs that debuted in the show Pal Joey. Best known is "I Could Write a Book," which quickly became a standard, but the other, more obscure songs such as "Take Him," "Zip," and "Do It the Hard Way" are also generally good devices for jazz improvising. An enjoyable set of straight-ahead trio music.

Here we have some great piano playing ...

1. I Could Write A Book
2. That Terrific Rainbow
3. Bewitched
4. Take Him

1. Zip
2. Its A Great Big Town
3. What Is A Man
4. I'm Talking With My Pal
5. Do It The Hard Way

      1. Zip

Friday 5 November 2021

Ella Fitzgerald.

This is Vintage Ella just singing with a if you like your Ella uncluttered with just her voice then have a listen to this....her voice had matured by this time and you can hear the Ella of the "Songbooks"....all the tracks are great so leave it to everybody out in the wide world to pick a favourite....

1. I'm Glad There Is You
2. What Is There To Say
3. People Will Say Were In Love
4. Please Be Kind
5. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
6. Makin' Whoopee

1. Imagination
2. Stardust
3. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
4. You Leave Me Breathless
5. Baby What Else Can I Do
6. Nice Work If You Can Get It

      5. Until The Real Thing Comes Along