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Sunday 20 November 2022

Mason Williams

Before you get to the Jazzy Trumpet of Jonah Jones have a listen to the quiet singing of Mason William's Ear Show !.....with some quirky original songs and Instrumentals...

1. Road Song
2. Baroque-a-Nova
3. Whistle Hear
4. The Last Great Waltz
5. One Minute Commercial

1. $13 Stella
2. Love Are Wine
3. Cinderella Rockafella
4. Generatah -Oscillatah
5. Saturday Night At The World
     2. Baroque-a-Nova

Jonah Jones & Glenn Gray 's Casa Loma Orchestra

Some great Trumpet playing on this selection well worth a listen to !!
Jonah Jones zoomed to popularity in the late 50s. He found a successful formula and used it to brighten the hit charts with a succession of bouncy albums on Capitol Records. His quartet was one of the three newcomers in the Top 10 wide variety of small groups listed in the favorite Instrumental Billboard lists in 1958.

Jonah Jones/Glenn Gray Review by Scott Yanow Of ALLMUSIC
Since trumpeter Jonah Jones and bandleader Glen Gray were two of Capitol's biggest jazz-oriented attractions of the late '50s/early '60s, a collaboration seemed logical. Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra (which at this point was really a big band filled with top West Coast studio players) performs a dozen Benny Carter arrangements; tenorman Plas Johnson gets in a few licks, and the swing-oriented repertoire suits Jones' playing just fine on this instrumental LP. Highlights include a remake of "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "Two O'Clock Jump," "After You've Gone" and "West End Blues."

1. Baubles Bangles And Beads
2. Echoes Of Harlem
3. Two O'clock Jump
4. I Can't Get Started
5. Boy Meets Horn
6. Hot Lips

1. After You've Gone
2. West End Blues
3. Ciribiribin
4. Tenderly
5. Sugar Blues
6. Apollo Jumps

        5. Boy Meets Horn

Friday 18 November 2022

Ella Fitzgerald

Another great live performance by Ella from 1973.....

A memorable Carnegie Hall concert that both features and pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The great singer is joined on a few numbers by a Chick Webb reunion band that has a few of the original members (plus an uncredited Panama Francis on drums). Although the musicians do not get much solo space the music is pleasing. Fitzgerald performs three exquisite duets with pianist Ellis Larkins and then sits out while the Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars romp on a few jams and a ballad medley. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge's emotional flights take honors, although tenorman Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trombonist Al Grey are also in good form. Fitzgerald comes out for the second half of the show and sings 14 numbers with guitarist Joe Pass (including a pair of tender duets) and the Tommy Flanagan trio. Although her renditions of "I've Gotta Be Me" and "What's Going On" are unnecessary, Fitzgerald sounds beautiful on "Good Morning Heartache," "Don't Worry About Me," and "These Foolish Things," and swings hard on the scat-filled "Lemon Drop." An excellent retrospective of Fitzgerald's first 40 years in jazz. (Info Edited from a Review by Scott Yanow from ALLMUSIC)

1. Opening Announcement by Eddie Barefield.
2. Stompin' At The Savoy
3. A- Tisket -A- Tasket
4. Indian Summer
5. Smooth Sailing
6. Eddie Barefield Original
7. Band Introductions...Lets Get Together 
8. Announcement By George Wein
9. You Turned The Tables On Me
10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
11. Got A Crush On You
12. Introduction Of Jazz at Carnegie All Stars By George Wein
13. Somebody Loves Me
14. Medley..I Can't Get Started-the young man With the Horn-Round Midnight
15. Stardust
16. Avalon
17. C-Jam Blues
18. Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald By George Wein And Carmen McRae
19. I've Gotta Be Me
20. Down In The Depths
21. Good Morning Heartache
22. Whats Going On
23. Miss Otis Regrets
24. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
25. These Foolish Things
26. Any Old Blues
27. Taking A Chance On Love
28. I'm In The Mood For Love
29. Lemon Drop
30. A-Tisket-a- Tasket (Excerpt)
31. Some Of These Days
32. People
33. A-Tisket-a-Tasket (Excerpt)

      3. A-Tisket-a-Tasket
      5. Smooth Sailing
      23. Miss Otis Regrets

Thursday 17 November 2022

Caterina Valente.

Including in this Re-Post is the "Stereo" version so you have a choice of comparing the sound !!....It would be interesting to see how many people prefer the Mono version to the Stereo feel free to make a comment !

A very good Swingin' L/P from Caterina one of her best on the "Decca" label....Best track is definatly "Never Will I Marry"....and she has a great orchestra in "Johnny Keating" That definatly swings along with her !!

1. Let's Fall In Love
2. Love Walked In
3. There Will Never Be Another You
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Old Devil Moon
6. Come Fly With Me

1. Never Will I Marry
2. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
3. I've Got You Under My Skin
4. Hindustan
5. Summertime Love
6. Cherokee

    4. Hindustan... Mono
    4. Hindustan... Stereo
    6. Cherokee...Stereo

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Mary Wells

Can't get any better than "Mary Wells" doing her thing !!!

       4. Two Lovers

Saturday 12 November 2022

Tony Bennett

A double dose of Tony with this Volume 4 !

1. May I Never Love Again
2. Come Back And Tell Me That You Love Me
3. Afraid Of The Dark
4. Come Next Spring
5. Happiness Street (Sunshine Square)
6. Can You Find It In Your Heart
7. Forget Her
8. Sing You Sinners
9. Capri In May (Je Me Sens Si Bien)
10. From The Candy Store On The Corner To The Chapel On The Hill
11. One For My Baby And One More For The Road
12. The Autumn Waltz
13. One Kiss Away From Heaven (Malatia)
14. Just In Time
15. Sold To The Man With The Broken Heart
16. No Hard Feelings
17. I Never Felt More Like Falling in Love

          9. Capri In May

Tony Bennett

Volume 3 of Tony's early recordings 78's/45's

1. Someone Turned The Moon Upside Down
2. Why Does It Have To Be Me
3. Until Yesterday (Non e La Pioggia)
4. Please Driver Once Around The Park Again
5. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
6. My Heart Won't Say Goodbye
7. Take Me Back Again
8. Not As A Stranger
9. Cinnamon Sinner
10. Funny Thing
11. Punch And Judy Love
12. Shoo-Gah (My Pretty Sugar)
13. Close Your Eyes
14. It's Too Soon To Know
15. What Will I Tell My Heart
16. Don't Tell Me Why (Pitie Senorita)
17. How Can I Replace You
        15. What Shall I Tell My Heart

        12. Shoo-Gah (My Pretty Sugar)

Thursday 3 November 2022

The Steampacket & First R&B Festival 1964

1964 February 2nd Birmingham Town Hall.....A little known group with some well known faces !!
Then as it says on the cover "First R&B Festival

          13. Mary Ann

Tuesday 1 November 2022

The Lucky Dip Selection..VA

I've called this compilation Lucky Dip selection because that's just what it up my music folders and these tracks are some that I have at some point recorded or downloaded them from the net  and have brought them all together.....hope you enjoy the selection 

1. Sunny.......Ella Fitzgerald
2. Around The World.......Daft Punk
3. Darktown Strutters Ball......Dean Martin 
4. Thank You For The Music......ABBA
5. I Cried Myself To Sleep......Al Martino
6. Saturday Night Fever......Bee Gees
7. Achy Breaky Heart......Billy Ray Cyrus
8. Boy From Ipanema......Petula Clark
9. Goody Goody......Caterina Valente
10. One O'Clock Jump......Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey
11. Make Believe......Jane Powell
12. The Blacksmith Blues.......Lita Roza
13. Virgins Of The Sun.......Yma Sumac
14. You Can Depend On Me.......Ella Fitzgerald
15. Be My Love......Kathryn Grayson
16. Lo Credo.......Caterina Valente
17. Song Of The Trees.......Anne Shelton
18. A Sky Blue Shirt And A Rainbow Tie......Norman Brooks
19. Make Believe......MGM Studio Orchestra
20. Day By Day......Caterina Valente
21. Be My Love......Kathryn Grayson & Mario Lanza
22. Piel Canela......Los Panchos
23. Mambo Italiano (Techno Remix)......Rosemary Clooney
24. Jealousy.......Kathryn Grayson

          23. Mambo Italiano