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Thursday 26 May 2022

Roberto Delgardo & His Band

Fancy a trip to mexico !....get your dancing shoes on and your maraca's out and start shaking !!

1. Amopola
2. Noches De Mazatian
3. Suby Universitario
4. Cielto Lindo
5. Estrelita
6. El Rascapetate

1. La Bamba
2. Ruega Por Nosotros
3. Green Eyes
4. La Malaguena
5. Ahoro Y Siempre
6. El Jarabe Tapatio

          1. La Bamba

Chris Montez

Seems we still have the dancing shoes on !!....this one is courtesy of  Tony angel's collection ...Thanks Tony !

1. Let's Dance
2. I Ran
3. You're The One
4. Let's Do The Limbo
5. Rocking Blues
6. Chiquita Mia

1. Some Kinda Fun
2. Say You'll Marry Me
3. All You Had To Do Was Tell Me
4. I Feel Like Dancing
5. No No No
6. Tell Me It's Not Over

          4. Let's Do The Limbo

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Johnny Logan

It's great that we in England came second in The Eurovision Song Contest instead of being on the last few rungs of the ladder !! here's a celebration of the only singer that has won it twice !

          10. Whats Another Year

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Rock 'n' Skiffle..VA

Still in nostalgic mode ! we have some 50's / 60's... I guess when these were released most of these tracks would be on 78 rpm would be about 1958 before in England they started releasing the songs on 45's as well as 78's.......all these tracks have been re-mastered so you get no hiss crackles or pops !!...but I wonder if they have lost any of there original sound...being that now you can mess about with the sound enhancing bass and treble ect...saying that they do sound great !!

If you want to hear some of the original 78's that have just been digitalised and not messed with unless they are very scratchy and very old.. then a filter is used to get rid of the hiss and crackle  
then have a look at my 78rpm Blog at........

          1. Crazy Man Crazy

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Sentimental Memories..VA

Relax now let the music flow around your brain as you recall the memories of a slower and not so hectic time !!

           Love Is A Five Letter Word

Monday 16 May 2022

Mason Williams

Here's some great Guitar playing and some great original songs courtesy of Mason Williams...I have posted  "Hand Made"earlier.... this one was supplied by Tony Angel... thanks Tony !!

Mason Douglas Williams (born August 24, 1938) is an American classical guitarist, composer, singer, writer, comedian, and poet, best known for his 1968 instrumental "Classical Gas" and for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and Saturday Night Live.
The Mason Williams Phonograph Record is an album by classical guitarist and composer Mason Williams (with various accompaniment) released in 1968. It is Williams's most successful and most recognized album, and contains the instrumental "Classical Gas," his best known song. Mason Williams won two Grammy awards, for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Instrumental Theme, and Mike Post won Best Instrumental Arrangement on the song. In Canada, the album reached #16.

1. Overture
2. All The Time
3. Dylan Thomas
4. Wanderlove
5. She's Gone Away
6. Here I Am

1. Classical Gas
2. Long Time Blues
3. Baroque-a Nova
4. The Prince's Panties
5. Life Song
6. Sunflower

Williams has recorded more than a dozen albums, five on the Warner Bros. label (The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, The Mason Williams Ear Show, Music, Handmade, and Sharepickers). ."
           3. Baroque-a-Nova
           6. Sunflower

Friday 13 May 2022

Rock Hudson.

This one came from "Bob" as did the "Swing" one and I must say that I was most surprised about the "Rock Hudson" one but it's okay !!..True he has not got much of singing voice but with the help of "Rod McKuen" who wrote the songs and produced it It's an interesting Epitaph !... and well worth a listen too !!.....This was recorded in the early 70's in London !!
True that he is a bit "shakey" on a couple of tracks but after listening to it two or three times it has grown on me and I like it!! will be played a lot !!

          7. Love's Been Good To Me

Tommy Dorsey & Orchestra

From the "Rock" to "Swing"...I'll leave it to the back sleeve for all the information !!

another one from across the channel !!!

          1. Do Do Do

Engelbert Humperdinck.

Now we have next two first class singers in their "Hey Days" from 1970...the selection of songs are all popular songs of the day....The "Gem" on this one is "My Wife The Dancer"

1. We Made It Happen
2. My Cherie Amour
3. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
4. Love Me With All Your Heart
5. Words
6. Something

1. Everybody's Talking 
2. Love For Love
3. Just Say I Love Her
4. Wandrin' Star
5. My Wife The Dancer
6. Leaving On A Jet Plane

          5. My Wife The Dancer

Tom Jones.

Second classy singer coming up needs no introduction !!...well into his stride "Vocal Wise"..a mixed selection here showing that he can do the dramatic songs as well as the "Pop"songs of the day also from 1970 !!

1. Daughter Of Darkness
2. I Have Dreamed
3. Love's Been Good To Me
4. Lodi
5. Try A Little Tenderness

1. I Who Have Nothing
2. What The World Needs Now Is Love
3. With One Exception
4. To Love Somebody
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
6. See Saw

          4. To Love Somebody 

Max Bygraves & Acker Bilk.

Another singalong from Max this time its a "Duo" with a "Jazz" Band...first side is the crazy side !! second side is the lush slow one !!

           3. I Like Beer

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Tuxedo Junction - "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1978) - MDA Telethon

Browsing YouTube I came across this video from the disco era of the 70' get your Cuban heels on and have a look and a listen to the two L/p's that I found !!

Tuxedo Junction Disco Band

Well now hope you enjoyed the video above...just a great bit of late 70's/80's nostalgia mixed in with the 40's...I guess it won't be everybody's cup 'o tea but it a great idea even tho' it does go on a bit !! so you would be Travolta's mind your backs and anything else that could be strained !!

1. Chattanooga Choo Choo
2. Rainy Night In Rio
3. Moonlight Serenade

1. Fox Trot
2. Volga Boatman
3. Tuxedo Junction

Tuxedo Junction - whose hallmark was a blend of retro-flavored big band sound and modern disco - eclipsed prematurely in 1979, after just two full-length albums and a handful of singles.

It would take two producers as wicked as Laurin Rinder & W. Michael Lewis to fuse the big band swing sound of the 30s with the disco beat of the 70s ... and make it work. The result was the novelty Tuxedo Junction, released on yellow vinyl on Butterfly Records 1977, and it yielded club hits with their takes on the standards "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Moonlight Serenade" with singers Marilyn Jackson, Sue Allen and Marti McCall cooing and crooning. 

Tuxedo Junction Disco Band

 Ok... no rest here's the second  Disco sound !!

1. Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye
2. That Old Black Magic
3. Take The A Train

1. You Gotta Be a Football Hero
2. Begin The Beguine
3. Night In Tunisia

          3. Night In Tunisia

Monday 9 May 2022

Les Brown & His Band

 A chirpy band singer on this EP from Tony Angel is of course DD....enjoy the early recording of a great singer


      4. Sentimental Journey

Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra

Not exactly recorded in the 20's but in the late 1950's with the arrangements by Sy Oliver

John Jean Goldkette (March 18, 1893 – March 24, 1962) was a jazz pianist and bandleader.
He led many jazz and dance bands, of which the most popular was his Victor Recording Orchestra of 1924–1929. The band defeated Fletcher Henderson in a battle of the bands contest. The head arranger was Bill Challis and the musicians included Bix Beiderbecke, Steve Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Lang, Chauncey Morehouse, Don Murray, Bill Rank, and Spiegle Willcox. Rex Stewart, a member of Henderson's band, wrote that "It was, without any question, the greatest in the world...the original predecessor to any large white dance orchestra that followed, up to Benny Goodman." Brian Rust also called it "the greatest band of them all."...........Plenty of info on the back sleeve  !!
     Thanks to Tony Angel for this one !!

1. My Pretty Girl
2. Dinah
3. Charleston
4. Always
5. Who

1. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
2. Sweet Georgia Brown
3. Varsity Drag
4. Blue Skies
5. It Had To Be You

          3. Charleston

Saturday 7 May 2022

VA.Ah Paris

Now we have courtesy of Bob a L/P that  features French singers but this time sung in French ! enjoy this one all the lookers in from "France" !!!...most of the songs are well known !!

         2. Petite Fleur

Rita Pavone & Kurt Edelhagen

 A couple of EP's thrown in for luck ! Italian and one German something a bit different as the saying goes "Variety Is The Spice Of Life"...and boy do we need it..

1. El Baile Del Ladrillo
2. Te He Conocido
3. Corazon
4. Tenemos 16 Anos
5. Oho-Aha-Cha-Cha
6. Mon Oncle
7. One Two Three-Kick 1
8. One Two Three-Kick 2

      3. Corazon

Ella Fitzgerald


 Wish I'd got that "DeLorean" car to whip me back to 1961 and be in the audience for this concert
But that's never gonna happen... so I will just have to rely on memories of the 4 concerts that I have been to!...Ella at her peak and enjoying every minuet singing to a very appreciative audience..

          13. Mr Paganini

The Ultimate One Hit Wonders..VA

Here we have a compilation of hit songs that made it to the  hit parade !!....I assume that these are the original artists that first bought out the songs...But not necessary the hit versions... or am I wrong !!......Loads of 50's Do-Wop !
  Here's What A Reviewer from AllMusic says!
Time Life Music's Ultimate One-Hit Wonders Collection features 30 flash-in-the-pan radio hits from the 1950s, including “Rockin’ Robin” (Bobby Day), “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (The Penguins), “Alley-Oop” (The Hollywood Argyles), “Sea Cruise” (Frankie Ford), “The Purple People Eater” (Sheb Wooley), and many more.....(Review by James Christopher Monger)

         15. Bongo Rock

Monday 2 May 2022

Enoch Light

Can't Go wrong With An Enoch Light to wake you up if you are sleepy !!!....this one concentrates more on the whole orchestra instead of his usual percussion drive...BUT its still loud and great !!

1. Great Day
2. Theme From The Apartment
3. Rachmaninoff Prelude In C
4. Whiffenpoof Song
5. Colonel Bogey March
6. No Rest For The Drummer Man

1. American Patrol
2. Lullaby Of Broadway
3. Wabash Blues
4. Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
5. When The Yuba Plays The Rumba On The Tuba
6. Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech
          1. American Patrol

Sunday 1 May 2022

Supersonic Guitars In Hi- Fi

 Guitars in Hi- Fi ....Play it loud to get the full effect but mind the glasses and windows !!!

1. Supersonic
2. Caravan
3. Misirlou
4. My Little Grass Shack In Hi-Fi
5. Cherokee
6. Tabu

1. Malaguena
2. Chopsticks Guitar
3. Sleepy Time Gal
4. 12th Street Rag
5. Guitar Boogie
6. Shiek Of Araby
          5. Cherokee

Amos Milburn

 We now have a couple courtesy of  Tony Angel one rocking boogie and then we go Supersonic with guitars.....Thanks Tony for letting me delve into your collection !!

1. Pot Luck Boogie
2. Amos Boogie
3. Bye Bye Boogie
4. Down The Road Apiece

1. Boogie Woogie
2. Chicken Shack Boogie
3. Roomin' House Boogie
4. Sax Shack Boogie.

          2. Amos' Boogie