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Wednesday 16 March 2022

The Kirby Stone Four.

 This was the first of a concept recording of "Broadway For Listening" far as I know they did another broadway show "My Fair Lady"..Its a good L/P pity they did not carry it on with other shows !

P.S. This is a fantastic L/P love it to bits !!.

 1. Libretto-ture
 2. Fugue For Tinhorns
3. Adelaide's Lament
4. A Bushel And A Peck
5. Adelaide
6. Sit Down Your Rockin' The Boat

1. If I Were A Bell
2. Take Back Your Mink
3. Sue Me
4. Luck Be A Lady
5. I've Never Been In Love Before
6. More I Cannot Wish You
7. Guys And Dolls

          5. I've Never Been In Love Before

Val Doonican Vol 1.

A nice laid back singer singing a selection of some very well known gimmicks just an orchestra a microphone and his voice....nothing exiting about the arrangements except that I believe "The Mike Sammes Singers" was walking through the "Fair" and also strolling along the "Shore"!!!...If you like your songs in a gentle mood then you will enjoy this one !!

         5. Hold Me

Bobby Crush.

We now have a "Singalong"....Do people these days have "Singalong Parties" !!!...
Once again it is what it is !! a load of popular songs old and new played on a piano and sung by supposedly loads of people....I think the "little man" was at the control of the buttons and slides of the recording console !!!...the vocal sound does not sound right to me !!...and as for the piano playing its ok but very much in the would have been better if the piano was featured first then the "Vocals"!!!!!....But I suppose it would then not be a "Singalong"!!
 "Tanktop" hope your dad enjoys this "Singalong" as well !!! 


Joseph Locke.

Don't know much about "Joseph" so here's what they say about him on "Wikepedia"

 Josef Locke (23 March 1917 – 15 October 1999) was the stage name of Joseph McLaughlin, an Irish tenor. He was successful in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s.

Known as The Singing Bobby, he became a local celebrity before starting to work the UK variety circuit, where he played 19 seasons in the northern English seaside resort of Blackpool. The renowned Irish tenor John McCormack (1884–1945) advised him that his voice was better suited to a lighter repertoire than the operatic one he had in mind, and urged him to find an agent—thus he found the noted impresario Jack Hylton (1892–1965) who booked him, but couldn't fit his full name on the bill, thus Joseph McLaughlin became Josef Locke.
He made his first radio broadcast in 1949, and subsequently appeared on TV programmes such as Rooftop Rendezvous, Top of the Town, All-star Bill and The Frankie Howerd Show. He was signed to the Columbia label in 1947, and his first releases were the two Italian songs "Santa Lucia" and "Come Back to Sorrento".

Now comes a strange and "Spooky" bit !!!
To my knowledge I have no recollection of buying or hearing his records when I was a teenager  I do recall knowing the name and are familiar with his recording of "Hear My Song"...and I doubt that I would have bought any of his records in the past...BUT !!..nearly all of the Irish tracks that is 13-24.... I knew all the words !!....Now that was a surprise to me and for the life of me I can't fathom out how I knew them !!!!.."Creepy Hey Wot" !!!
This is typical of the style of singers and music that was popular in the 40's early 50's I wonder how he would have been recieved today !!! (Vocal Wise)

          1. Hear My Song Violetta

Thursday 10 March 2022

Neil Sedaka.

Every so often the Record Company's do the listening public a good turn and deliver a good compilation L/P that lives up to its potential and this one does !!...Not only it contains some of "Neil's classic hits but also some great "Live" recordings....Now whether or not the "Live" tracks come from previous released L/P's or they are tracks that have been gathering dust in the RCA Archive's that's exactly how a compilation should be !!!.....AND its seems to be on a "Budget" Label  !!! Good on Yer "CAMDEN" !!!!!

1. Oh Carol
2. Calender Girl
3. The Farther Of Girls
4. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
5. Proud Mary
6. Little Devil

1. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
2. Star Crossed Lovers
3. My World Keeps Getting Shorter Every Day
4. Stairway To Heaven
5. King Of Clowns
6. Everthing Is Beautiful 

        2. Star Crossed Lovers / My World Keeps Getting Shorter

Muziek Bij Uw Films

Now here's a funny strange one thought that it might be themes from films but no... after doing a "Google Translation" it comes up as "Music To Your Movies Frequently Requested Themes"so I guess the cover now makes sense....Its a soundtrack of your home movies that is if you need one !!!....By Golly these marketing guy's come up with some strange concepts for L/P titles and covers !!.....Anway apart from that it is a pleasant 40 odd minutes of music !!!...from "Bob"

          1. Happy Weekend

Tom Jones.

Its over 50 years since this L/P was made and it only seems like yesterday that "Tom Jones" raced up the chats with "Its Not Unusual"....I think that when this was recorded he had the title hit and his style was not fully developed into what we now know....So because the "Green Green Grass Of Home"was CW influenced away he went down that road....And he makes a very good job of all the tracks and you can definatly hear the "Tom Jones" of today !!...with "Mohair Sam & Detroit City" !!

1. Riders In The Sky
2. He'll have To Go
3. Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
4. Sixteen Tons
5. Two Brothers
6. My Mothers Eyes
7. Green Green Grass Of Home

1. Ring Of Fire
2. Field Of Yellow Daisies
3. Wsah I Could Say No To You
4. All I Get From You Is Heartaches
5. Mohair Sam
6. Cool Water
7. Detroit City

          1. Ring Of Fire

Frank Sinatra.

 One of Sinatra's very popular L/P's....nearly as good as "Swingin' Lovers"....On the British release of this L/P "On The Road To Mandalay"was not on it was replaced by another track..I believe that it was something to do with the estate of "Rudyard Kipling" they did'nt like what Sinatra had done with it....this one is an American release so it's on it...Arn't we "Brits" picky!!!...if its true !!...Can anyone out there verify that !!

1. Come Fly With Me
2. Around The World
3. Isle Of Capri
4. Moonlight In Vermont
5. Autumn In New York
6. On The Road To Mandalay

1. Let's Get Away From It All 
2. April In Paris
3. London By Night
4. Brazil
5. Blue Hawaii
6. It's Nice To Go Traveling

          4. Brazil