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Saturday 29 October 2022

Buddy Holly.

These compilations at the moment are the "Bees Knees" (An old term that means cool, the phrase "bee's knees" means sweet and good, because the knees of the bee ) !!
Because they are at last living up to the Title....And this one has all the Hits !

1. That'll Be The Day
2. Peggy Sue
3. Words Of love
4. Every Day
5. Not Fade Away
6. Oh Boy
7. Maybe Baby
8. Listen To Me
9. Heart Beat
10 Think It Over

1. It Does'nt Matter Anymore
2. It's So Easy
3. Well Alright
4. Rave On
5. Raining In My Heart
6. True Love Ways
7. Peggy Sue Got Married
8. Bo Diddley
9. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
10. Wishing

          5. Not Fade Away

Thursday 27 October 2022

Female Legends Of The 50's And More 3...VA

Here is the 3rd one of the Legend Gals !

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

1. Daddy- O......The Fontane Sisters
2. Memories Are Made Of This......Gale Storm
3. Sugartime......The McGuire Sisters
4. Kiss Me Another.....Georgia Gibbs
5. Too Old To Cut The Mustard......Rosemary Clooney & Marlene Dietrich
6. A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl......Teresa Brewer
7. Ivory Tower......Cathy Carr
8. Too Young......Toni Arden
9. Suddenly There's A Valley......Jo Stafford
10. He......The McGuire Sisters
11. Say Your Mine Again......June Hutton
12. Tell Me Your Mine......Mindy Carson
13. You Are My Love......Joni James
14. Hold On......Gale Storm
15. A Moth And A Flame......Georgia Gibbs
16. If I Give My Heart To You......Doris Day
17. Happy Days And Lonely Nights......The Fontane Sisters
18. Love You Till I Die......Brenda Lee
19. Close Your Eyes......Rosemary Clooney
20. A Tear Fell......Teresa Brewer
21. I'll Hold You In My Heart.....Gale Storm
22. Changing Partners......Patti Page
23. Till I Waltz Again With You......Teresa Brewer
24. Hearts of Stone......The Fontane Sisters
25. The Heel......Eatha Kitt

         6. A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl
         25. The Heel

French Songs That were Hits In English..VA

This compilation has the title which is self explanatory....I downloaded from the Net some time ago and I can't remember where.... so whoever made it up thanks for that !!

          29. If You Go Away......Terry Jacks

          30. Ne Me Quitte Pas......Jacques Brel

Saturday 22 October 2022

The Shadows

After the sophisicated piano sound of a "Musical Great" we now have the "Twangy"sound of the Guitars with the the "Shads" via "MFP"...two or three of their "Hits" and the rest is okay....One surprise for me is the track "Nivram"which could be classed as a "Guitar Jazz Jam Session" !!...."Kudos"to "Welch Marvin & Harris" for that one !!!

1. Apache
2. Kinda Cool
3. Shazam
4. Quatermasters Store
5. The Savage
6. 36-24-36
7. Sleep Walk
8. Man Of Mystery

1. F.B.I.
2.Nivram ****
3. Shadoogie
4. Stand Up And Say That
5. The Runble
6. Bo Didley
7. Midnight
8. Frightened City

          2. Nivram

Oscar Peterson

We usually only hear "Oscar" sometimes "Humming" when he is playing for "Ella" or "Sarah" But now here he is playing piano and singing which is great... singing some well know standard songs well worth a listen too !!.....even tho' he does sound like the "King C " it does not deter from his great piano playing and his voice !!

         4. Too Marvellous for Words

Kylie Minogue.

Okay now to a Classy Lady and a change of pace and style its "Miss Australia" singing as only she can!!

         5. Enjoy Yourself

David Essex.

Hi folks I'm back so lets have some fun at the fair !!!! 1975 wise !!!...Including his hit song !!..all songs and lyrics are written by David so you can say its a "self penned effort !!

1. All The Fun Of The Fair
2. Hold Me Close
4. If I Could
5. Rolling Stone

1. Wont Get Burned Again
2. Coconut Ice
3. Watch Out Carolina
4. Here It Comes Again
5. Funfair (Reprise)

          2. Coconut Ice

Cilla Black

Now we have Cilla singing some as she say's on the back sleeve "Modern Standards"which of course they are...BUT it's not the usual Cilla it's a very subdued one with an almost little girl voice !!...I was waiting for her to rip loose and give it some "Ooooph"but it did not happen !!..It was recorded in 1980 and I suppose most of the songs are of the romantic kind hence the interpretation !! That Disco beat gets everywhere !!!!...RIP Cilla You will be missed by many !!!

1. Baby Don't Change Your Mind
2. Sometimes When We Touch
3. Just The Way You Are
4. Talking In Your Sleep
5. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
6. How Deep Is Your Love
7. Bright Eyes
8. Don't Cry For Me Argentina 

1. When Will I See You Again
2. You Needed Me
3. If You Leave Me Now
4. When I Need You
5. Knowing Me Knowing You
6. Still
7. When i Child Is Born
8. Do That To me One More Time

          1. When Will I see You Again

Monday 17 October 2022

Ella Fitzgerald

Another great live performance from the one and only and sorely missed "Ella"
And she's having a Ball !!!
        7. Sunny / Goin' Out Of My Head

Sunday 16 October 2022

Terry Snyder & The All Stars

Percussion ! Percussion ! Percussion !.......Crank the speakers up !! to get full enjoyment !...that is if you have any....doesn't sound right on a Mobile or a Tablet !

1. Puttin' On The Ritz
2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
3. The Man I Love
4. Get Out Of Town
5. Deep Night
6. Colonel Bogey

1. Once In A While
2. Everything I've Got
3. Out Of This World
4. Binga Banga Bongo
5. Picnic
6. Oye Negra

          5. Picnic

Vocal Gems--VA

 This Compilation is made up from some single tracks that I found on the internet that makes a good mixed Selection !!...all well known Songs & Tunes done differently !!!

1. The Boy From Ipanema......Ella Fitzgerald
2. Elusive Butterfly......Carmen McRae
3. How Are Things In Clocca Morra......Barbra Streisand
4. The Breeze And I......Command All Stars
5. Heart......Rita Pavone
6. Black Orpheus......Los Indios Tabajaras
7. A Tisket A Tasket......Eydie Gorme
8. Vincent......Rick Astley
9. Ooops......Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
10. Happy Heart (Remix)......Petula Clark
11. C Jam Blues......Ella Fitzgerald
12. Beatles Medley......Take That
13. Italian Girl Medley......Caterina Valente

         2. Elusive Butterfly

Saturday 1 October 2022

Boy George & Culture Club

Back to the 80's now...I hadn't listened very much to "George" in the past except for his hits so I didn't realise that he has definatly got a "Jazz" influence going on on this L/P !!...and "Helen Terry" is great on the backing vocals....The "Gem" on this one has to be Track 5 on first side "That's The Way" !!!!....Not forgetting of course Track 1 !!!

1. Karma Chameleon 
2. Its A Miracle
3. Black Money
4. Changing Every Day
5. That's The Way

1. Church Of The Poison Mind
2. Miss Me Blind
3. Mister Man
4. Stormkeeper
5. Victims

          5. That's The Way