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Monday 28 February 2022

The Rhine Band Of The Royal Tank Regiment & The Lemington Male Voice Choir.

Here's a fantastic surprise !!....when I first saw this L/P didn't have much hope for it BUT wow !! have a listen and tell me its not of the best band and choir L/P's I have heard for quite some time....And it ticks the box for my moan about not much information on the back cover...NOW that's what every L/P should have !!!....Last Track is something to shout about !!!

1. The Luftwaffe March
2. Marching Memories
3. My Lord What A Morning
4. Trumpet Filigree
5. Speed Your Journey
6. Mulligans Musketeers
7. Grandioso

1. The Old Ark's A Movering 
2. O Mary Don't You Weep
3. Barb'ra Allen
4. Casatchok
5. Go Down Moses
6. Cavalry Of The Steppes
7. Soldiers Chorus
8. Instant Concert

          8. Instant Concert

Max Bygraves.

Phew !! that was a marathon listening curve !....I don't think that you could sit down and listen to the whole of this one and not keep still !!....I guess it is aimed for the "Party Sing Song" brigade !!...definatley not one to listen to with a coffee or brandy !!....But it is what it is...a non stop medley of 100 popular songs that people can join in and sing whilst "Partying" !!....There is everthing there  soooooooooo  folks Party Away !!!

          5. The Sheik Of Araby ( Medley)

Shakin' Stevens & The Sunsets.

Here's a young looking "Shakey"and his voice has not yet got the "tone" and "shades" of what he has now !!...It would have been a good one if it was not for the original recordings because they are not much different from them !!.....But it's good to hear these "earlier" recordings of singers just to hear how they manage to get there own "Sound".....I do assume that they are earlier recordings!!....There is no info on the back cover....

1. Roll Over Beethoven
2. White Lightning
3. One Night With You
4. Hi Heel Sneakers
5. Tallahassie Lassie
6. Yakity Yak

1. Mabellene
2. Hearts made Of Stone
3. Good Rockin' Tonight
4. At The Hop
5. Walking On The Water
6. Rip It Up

         4. At The Hop 

Sunday 27 February 2022

The Puppini Sisters

Another Re-mix !!
16 of electro-swing remixes from the likes of The Real Tuesday Weld and Bart & Baker and The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles.

         12. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious    

Thursday 17 February 2022

Beat Tracks & Techno Re-Mixes..VA

 A compilation of tracks taken from the internet so thanks to all the people who made these tracks available ! for this my selection !

1. Around The World......Daft Punk
2. Callas went Away......Enigma
3. It Wasn't Me.......Shaggy
4. Papa Chico......Tony Esposito
5. One More Time......Daft Punk
6. Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo......Sophia Loren
7. Wimoweh......Yma Sumac
8. Gregorian Chant.......Enigma
9. Cuore......Rita Pavone
10. Mambo Italiano......Rosemary Clooney
11. Indian Chanting......Enigma
12. Virgin Of The Sun......Yma Sumac
13. Voice Of Enigma......Enigma
14. Ti Amo......Umberto Tozzi

          5. One More Time

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Old Pipes Organ--Fragema

Now we have something different I guess not to  everybody's taste but as "Variety Is The Spice Of Life" and it will remind you of the old "Fair's" that used to come around in time gone by !!...ahhhhh sweet memories of "The Goose Fair" at "Nottingham" in my teenage years !!!...I believe they do still have it but it's entirely different now what with "Health And Safety" restrictions we have in this "Time" !!!....This was a contribution from "Bob"

      2. Music Music Music

20 Scottish Favourites.

Another pleasant surprise and a very good compilation of songs....putting song titles 
 to some very familiar tunes that I think I might not be the only one outside Scotland that will know the tune but not the title !!!...Go on Folks give it a go and see how many of the titles you didn't know !!!

1. The Skye Boat Song...The Corries
2. Westering Home...Moira Anderson
3. Charlie Is My Darling...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
4. We've Only Just Began...Stuart Gilles
5. Twa Corbies...The Corries
6. My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose...Allan Bruce
7. The Road To The Isles...Moira Anderson
8. Tatties & Herring...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
9. Amanda...Stuart Gillies
10. Lewis Bridal Song...The Corries

1. These Are My Mountains...Moira Anderson
2. As I Came Doon The Canongate...Robin Hall & Jimmy Macgregor
3. The Road To Dundee...The Corries
4. For all We Know...Stuart Gillies
5. The Isle Of Mull...Moria Anderson
6. Where Are You Going My Bonnie Wee Lass...Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor
7. Annie Laurie...The Corries
8. There Goes My Heart...Stuart Gillies
9. Ye Banks And Bries...Moira Anderson
10. Will Ye No Come Back Again...Allan Bruce

         1. The Skye Boat Song 

         10. Lewis Bridal Song

Bobby Crush.

First time I have listened to "Bobby" he seems to be a bit heavy on the keys but maybe that's his style !!...A pleasent enuff set of tracks but he aint' an "Andre" or "Winifred" !!!....Got another couple of L/P's of his to listen to and post so I'll leave it at that !!!....but it does come alive with "Slightly Latin" !!!

1. Lonely Ballerina
2. Pepe
3. Brendans Theme
4. Orville's Song
5. Memory
6. Dreamers

1. First Love
2. Up Where We Belong
3. Angelique
4. Father And Son 
5. Slightly Latin
6. On Golden Pond

        5. Slightly Latin

The Hiltonaires Band.

Nice concept some tracks work ok...Its definatly worth a listen to !!..arrangments could have been more imaginive...BUT hey ! I'm not a musician !!!...sooooooooooo comments would be welcome !!....The track that works the best is IMHO first track !!

1. Moonlight Serenade / Something
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
3. Michelle
4. Bird Cage Walk 
5. Londonderry Air

1. Hey Jude
2. Let It Be
3. Yesterday
4. Diamond Rock
5. A Hard Days Night


        1. Moonlight Serenade / Something

Monday 14 February 2022

Jim Reeves.

Seems we have gone all country and western at the moment so here's one of the best  !!...I don't know to much about Country music so I won't make any comment about my favourite moan about the Record Company's sometimes misuse of L/P titles !! and presume that this IS some of his best recordings !!! enjoy another smooth sounding collection of popular songs !!

1. He'll Have To Go
2. Four Walls
3. Guilty
4. Blue Boy
5. I'm Getting Better
6. The Blizzard

1. Am I Losing You
2. Billy Bayou
3. Anna Marie
4. Stand At Your Window
5. Adios Amigo
6. Danny Boy

        2. Billy Bayou

Ella Fitzgerald.

Here is the second volume of "Irving Berlin".... Ella was at her peak when all the "Song Books" were recorded this one is from 1958....In the later years of her life when she became ill  her voice did suffer and at her later concerts she would always apologise that she couldn't do the "sweet" notes as she used to call them...even so the "magic" was still there !! and she was a great performer whatever she sounded like and did !!!

 1. Suppertime
2. How's Chances
3. Heat Wave
4. Isn't This A Lovely day
5. You Keep Coming Back Like A Song
6. Reaching For The Moon
7. Slumming On Park Avenue

1. The Song Is Ended
2. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
3. Now It Can Be Told
4. Always
5. It's A Lovely Day Today
6. Change Partners
7. No Strings
8 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

    4. Is'nt This A Lovely Day

Friday 4 February 2022

Alice Darr

Not much info about this great seems that this is was the only studio recording that she made...along side a live performance in France...But I guess that this is the same for all the forgotten singers of yesteryear..... that the information is sparse....I agree with the review below about the influence of Julie London....its a great find and well worth a listen !

Alice Darr is another forgotten voice in the world of Jazz. Along with a host of others of forgotten yet talented vocalists of the era of the 50' and early 60s (Jerri Winters, Helen Carr and Jeri Southern come to mind) , she was a low key but thoroughly professional singer that reminds one of Julie London by the way of Carmen McCrae. As far as I know this was her only recording she ever made and what a good one it is. The album was recorded in one day which is somewhat of a minor miracle in itself (.Miss Darr was probably thinking I may not get a second chance at this) on May 18th, 1962 at the famed A & R studios with an unknown ,at the time, Phil Ramone at the helm.. She sings 12 songs that even I ,who knows the Great American Songbook well, have never heard of. Not a standard in the bunch which by no means is a bad thing , just that one song tend to meld into another with out any great distinction. 4 of the songs were written by the guitarist on the date , the great Mundell Lowe ...... but Darr's singing is so apropos of the time she transcends the so-so songs into sweet poetry . George Duvivier 's bass is a nice support for her . As far as I know , the album is out of print , originally recorded on the Charlie Parker Record label........( Review Courtesy Of.......Daddyojazz )

1. I only Know How To Cry
2. Yes He's Gone
3. Love Does Funny Things
4. Leave me Alone
5. Under The Smile
6. There He Goes

1. The Lost And The Lonely
2. I Can't Find My Way Home
3. It's A Lonely World
4. Try Try Again
5. Seasons Lost Love
6. You're So Far Away From Me
Alice Darr with Dean Martin 

    2. I Can't Find My Way Home 


Wednesday 2 February 2022

Frank Sinatra.

 When Sinatra joined "Capitol" records in 1953 he recorded a 10 inch L/P called "Songs For Young Lovers"with "Nelson Riddle" and that was the start of his "Swinging" style... before in the 40's he was known for his slow romantic songs....then in 1954 he made this one and the rest is history !!

1. Just One Of Those Things
2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter
3. Sunday
4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

1. Taking A Chance On Love 
2. Jeepers Creepers
3. Get Happy
4. All Of Me

        3. Sunday

Ella Fitzgerald.

I never did get round to buying the second vol of this song book...But I do have it on a CD....Ella has the "Billy May" Orchestra behind her this time....There are some great "Saxophone" Solo moments in some of the tracks particularly on "Blues In The Night" and "This Time The Dreams On Me" usual Ella's Voice is at her peak !!!

1. Blues In The Night
2. Let's Fall In Love
3. Stormy Weather
4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
5. My Shining Hour
6. Hooray For Love

1. This Time The Dreams On Me
2. That Old Black Magic
3. I've Got The World On A String
4. Let's Take A Walk Around The Block
5. Ill Wind
6. Acc-ent-tchu-ate The Positive


        1. This Time The Dreams On Me