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Saturday 25 February 2023

Hugo Winterhalter

 Not Guitars But a whole lot of Strings to keep you whirling around the floor to a gentle Latin Beat !!

1. Granada
2. Vaya Con Dios
3. Ecstacy Tango
4. Delicado
5. Isabel's Dream
6. Fandango

1. La Espanola (The Spanish Doll)
2. Valencia
3. Come Closer To Me (Acerte Mas)
4. The Peanut Vendor
5. La Macarena ( The Bullfighters Song)
6. Latin Lady
            6. Latin Lady 

Frank Virtue And The Virtues

 Still with the Guitar but this one has the Shuffle Beat !....Thanks Tony !!

1. Guitar Shuffle 65
2. Dream World
3. Night Train
4. Caravan
5. Poinciana
6. Anniversary Song

1. Gamblers Guitar
2. Honky Tonk
3. Cotton Candy
4. Begin The Beguine
5. Storm On The Ocean
6. Love You

          3. Night Train

The String -A - Longs

 Some Guitar Music now.....lets hope this link does String Along !!....another one from Tony...Cheers T

1. Wheels
2. Are You Lonesome Tonight
3. Sentimental Journey
4. Perfidia
5. Panic Button
6. Torquay

1. Red River Twist
2. Bulldog
3. Harbour Light
4. Nearly Sunrise
5. Walk Don't Run
6. Save The Last Dance For Me

         5. Walk Don't Run

Thursday 23 February 2023

Bing Crosby.

One from across the channel now from "Bob"...there is some info on the back but does not refer to this the sound of the orchestra and arrangments would have a guess at the late70's early 80's...does anybody know any different ??

          4. Heat Wave

Tom Jones.

Its 1966 and Mr Tom Jones has been to America Met "Elvis"done all the Major American TV programs and this is his second L/P....All tracks are original not a hit or a standard in sight !! with the exception of "More" which seems to me out of place !!...Plenty of info on the back cover !!
It shows just how "Tom" earned the Title of the L/P ATOMIC !!!.

1. Dr Love
2. Face Of A Loser
3. It's Been a Long Time Coming
4. Ia a Woman's Eye
5. More 
6. I'll Never Let You Go
7. The Loser 

1. To Make a Big Man Cry
2. Key To My Heart
3. True Love Comes Only Once In A Lifetime
4. A Little You
5. You're So Good For Me
6. Where Do You Belong
7. These Things You Don't Forget

          6. I'll Never Let You Go

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Crispian St Peters

 So earlier we had "Follow Me" so we will just like "The Pied Piper !!!.....Thanks Tony for this !

1. The Pied Piper
2. But She's Untrue
3. Goodbye To You
4. Willingly
5. At This Moment
6. That's The Way I Feel

1. You Were On My Mind
2. Your Love Has Gone
3. Jilly Honey
4. So Long
5. My Little Brown Eyes
6. It's A Funny Feeling

      6. Its A Funny Feeling

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Swing Something Simple 1. VA

 Here's the first compilation of Great Singers.. two and three to follow soon...

1. Play A Simple Melody......Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby
2. Hit The Road To Dreamland......Betty Hutton
3. The Man I Love......Ella Fitzgerald
4. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree......Glen Miller & Orchestra
5. Sentimental Journey......Les Brown & His Orchestra with Doris Day
6. Fools Rush In......Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra
7. Straighten Up And Fly Right.......Nat King Cole
8. Baby Its Cold Outside......Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting
9. When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues......Bing Crosby
10. The Glow Worm......The Mills Brothers
11. Iv'e Got A Feeling Your Fooling......Doris Day
12. Begin The Beguine......Ella Fitzgerald
13. I Remember You......Harry James & His Orchestra
14. It's A Sin To Tell a Lie......Billie Holiday
15. How Deep Is The Ocean......Benny Goodman & Orchestra
16. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes......Artie Shaw And His Orchestra
17. One For My Baby And One More For The Road......Frank Sinatra
18. Over The Rainbow......Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
19. Sometimes I'm Happy......Doris Day
20. Stardust......Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
21. Some Of These Days......The Mills Brothers
22. Down By The Riverside......Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby
23. Goody Goody......Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
24. That Old Black Magic......Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
25. Cheek To Cheek......Fred Astaire

          16. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

 Here's a couple from "Bob" featuring that guy with the "Magic" Violin's being romantic.. and "Ole" doing all that fiddling in "Spain"......Great easy listening and relaxing mode !!!

          3. Manha De Carnaval 

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

I suppose with this one you can either keep on that nice comfortable easy chair or whatever you are sitting on or maybe !!..get up and Tango around the room !!!...whatever you do it's great music so relax and enjoy it !!!

            1. Bravo Torero

Bonjour Les Hits.V.A.

Seems like someone might have had a journey over the Channel and bought back more that "Duty Free" Wines & Beer !!!...Or maybe not !!.....and this one did'nt come from "Bob"!!!!!
The tracks are recorded non stop with no gaps hence the Side 1 & Side 2 files !!
A mixture of top singers and top hits in "English" and I guess "French" 

1. 99 Luftballoons...Nena
2. Come Back And Stay...Paul Young
3. Rendez-Vous...Alain Chamfort
4. I'm Only Shooting Love...Time Bandits
5. P.Y.T...Michael Jackson
6. Autodrive...Herbie Hancock

1. Envole-Moi...Jean-jacques Goldman
2. Uptown Girl...Billy Joel
3. Talkin' In Your Sleep...The Romantics
4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...Cyndi Lauper
5. No Tengo Dinero...Righeira
6. Breakdance...Irene Cara
7. Je Ne T'ecrirai Plus...Claude Barzotti


Country's Greatest Hits V.A.

At last a record company that doesn't scrimp on the truth !!....This is a double L/P that does provide world wide hits from the C&W Stable !!!...every one a "Classic".....So lets have a "Yeh Haw" for "Atlantic Gap"!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Lucille...Kenny Rogers
2. Stand By Your Man...Tammy Wynette
3. By The Time I Get To Pheonix...Glen Campbell
4. Ode To Billy Joe...Bobbie Gentry
5. Always On My Mind

1. Honey...Bobby Goldsboro
2. Rose Garden...Lynn Anderson
3. A Boy Named Sue...Johnny Cash
4. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue...Crystal Gayle
5. Funny How Time Slips Away...Willie Nelson
6. Games People Play...Joe South

1. Jolene...Dolly Parton
2. Take Me Home Country Roads...John Denver
3. Bobby McGee...Kris Kristofferson 
4. Oh Lonesome Me...Don Gibson
5. Long Long Time...Linda Ronstadt

1. Theme From The Dukes Of Hazard...Waylon Jennings
2. He'll Have To Go...Jim Reeves
3. Snowbird ...Anne Murry
4. Behind Close Doors...Charlie Rich
5. I Believe In You...Don Williams
6. Blanket On The Ground...Billie Jo Spears

          4. Ode To Billy Joe


 All three links from yesterday are now ok...sooooooo back to the drawing board....expect experiments see if I can get the links to stay !!!

Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye.

Two of "Tamla Motown's" finest !!! need for comment just listen !!

1. You Are Everything
2. Love Twins
3. Don't Knock My Love
4. Your A Special Part Of Me
5. Pledging My Love

1. Just Say Just Say
2. Stop Look And Lsten To Your Heart
3. I'm Falling In Love With You
4. My Mistake Was To Love You
5. Include Me In Your Life

          4. My Mistake Was To Love You 

Aphrodite's Child

One from "Belgium" now thanks "Bob"....."Demis" at the start of his singing career I should think and all tracks in English which is good !!....surely the first track is the French Song "Chanson D'mour"???? Or have I got the title wrong seems familar to me !!

         4. Let Me Love Let Me Live 

Monday 20 February 2023

Gene Pitney.

This L/P does include most of "Gene's" early 60's Hits so no moans from me about the content !!...Glad they called it "The Best Of " and not "Gene Pitney's Greatest Hits" then maybe I would have had a moan !!!...Most of his hits are included and I got a bit excited about the last track "Maria Elena" because that one of my favourite Tune/Song....BUT darn it! it's a different "Lady" altogether !!!

1. Town Without Pity
2. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
3. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
4. Mecca
5. I'm Gonna Be Strong 
6. It Hurts To Be In Love
7. I Must Be Seeing Things
8. Looking Thru The Eyes Of love

1. Just One Smile
2. Nobody Needs Your Love
3. Backstage
4. Something's Gotta Hold Of My Heart 
5. Somewhere In The Country
6. In The Cold Light Of day
7. Yours Untill Tomorrow
8. Maria Elena 

          2. Nobody Needs Your Love

Saturday 18 February 2023

Missing Comments HELP!

 I wonder if anyone can help with the problem of my missing comments and links !!...its been happening now for a couple of weeks....sent a msg to Blogger but they have not answered me yet...what happens is on some of my posts (not all of them) the comment with the link is there when I check it...but after a while it disappears....It seems that Blogger (BOTS) have flagged it as SPAM ! is easy to get it back by clicking on the tick that indicates that it is not SPAM......but still the people can't download the file because the link is not there....I have done everything that the instructions says about publishing the files and clicking the tick for it not being Spam...But am I missing something !!!!.....It has also happened to my other Blogs so I have to go on to them and make sure that the files are not flagged as Spam....I does seem a bit strange that it does not happen to every post and the time that it takes for the comment to disappear....because I check on how many people have downloaded the file before it's gone and there are many people that have downloaded the file.
I have also Googled the problem but nothing very precise about what to do except follow the instructions on Blogger which I have done...All Very Strange !.....any any info would be appreciated thanks....Cheers Luigi...

Friday 17 February 2023

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

I hope all the Cats are Purring' with this "Best Of"...and for once it is just that !!

1. In The Mood
2. Moonlight Serenade
3. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
4. Tuxedo Junction
5. A String Of Pearls
6. Pennsylvania 6-5000
7. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
8. American Patrol
9. I've Got A Girl In Kalamazoo
10. On A Little Street In Singapore
11. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
12. Little Brown Jug
13. When You Wish Upon A Star
14. The Woodpecker Song
15. Fools Rush In
16. Blueberry Hill
17. Over The Rainbow
18. Serenade In Blue
19. When Johnny Come Marching Home
20. In The Mood....vocal Jodie Prenger
21. The St Louis Blues March
22. G.I Jive
23. Over There
24. Stardust

          4. Tuxedo Junction
           5. A String Of Pearls

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra

Big Band swing now from 1956 for the Big Band swing Cats !

1. On foot In The Groove
2. Rockin' Chair
3. Jungle Drums
4. Solid Sam
5. Just Kiddin' Around
6. Octoroon

1. Prosschai (Goodbye Goodbye)
2. What Is This Thing Called Love
3. Lady Day
4. Little Jazz
5. Comin' On
6. One Night Stand

         3. Jungle Drums

Thursday 16 February 2023

V.A. Fingers Off

I should imagine that this compilation was a sales gimmick from the "Levi's Jeans" company...No relivant details on the back....a couple of well known hits padded out with lesser known tracks....Can't see the connection on the front cover to anything....Ok maybe it means fingers off the "Levi Strauss" button !!!....I wonder if it came with every pair of Jeans that you bought in 1982 !!!

1. Golden Brown...The Stranglers
2. Dance Away...Roxy Music
3. Flashback...Imagination
4. Visions Of China...Japan
5. Eighth Day...Hazel O'Connor
6. Street Life...Crusaders
7. Young Parisians...Adam And The Ants

1. Girls On Film...Duran Duran
2. Intuition...Linx
3. I Am The Beat...The Look
4. Turning Japanese...Vapors
5. Special Brew...Bad Manners
6. Guilty...Classix Nouveaux
7. Joan Of Arc...O.M.D

           2. Dance Away

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Paul Nicholas.

Surprisingly this is a good L/P and although it consists of well known standard songs that have been done by countless number of singers and the arrangements do not stray to far from the originals Paul's voice has that "Not quite singing" "Not quite talking " Voice that suits this selection of songs !!...I enjoyed it !!!

Paul Nicholas (born Paul Oscar Beuselinck; 3 December 1944) is an English actor and singer. He started out with a pop career, but soon changed to musical theatre, playing the lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar at the West End’s Palace Theatre in 1972. Later, in the 1970s, he returned to the pop charts, and he began an acting career – starring in the 1983 BBC sitcom Just Good Friends, for which he is best known. The show won a BAFTA and Nicholas was also nominated for best comedy performance. After the show ended, he returned to musical theatre and various other entertainment roles.

1. Just Good Friends
2. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
3. I'm Not In Love
4. Air That I Breathe
5. Made It Thru The Rain
6. You Light Up My Life

1. Sometimes When We Touch
2. If Yopu Leave Me Now
3. Always A Woman To Me 
4. Lady In Red
5. All Because Of Love
6. Fool If You Think Its Over 
7. Don't Wanna Go Home Alone

           6. Fool If You Think Its Over


We are now going time hopping again courtesy of my sister "Rina" this time to the Eighties
 !!.there is going to be quite a few from her so its going to be a mixed lot from now on reflecting her musical I might be a bit sparse on the description's....feel free to comment on them !!!

1. Tooth And Nail
2. That Was Yesterday
3. I Want To Know What Love Is 
4. Growing Up The Hard Way
5. Reaction To Action

1. Stranger In My Own House 
2. A Love In Vain
3. Down On Love
4. Two Different Worlds 
5. She's Too Tough 

           1. I Want To Know What Love Is

The Bachelors.

Now after that visit to "Nutty Ash" we go over the water to Ireland to "Dublin" to join 3 Lads with a distinctive Vocal Sound !!...As you can see by the sleeve it is a "2 Record Set" and the sound has been "Electronically Created Stereo"....NOW usually when a record company does that it usually sounds all "Echowee"..BUT thankfully this one there's not an echo in ear shot !!
They still mantain there signature theme of songs that consist of Girls names this one has six !! and the rest of the L/P is filled with a mixture of standards and 70's songs plus a couple of "Live Tracks"....seems a bit mean only putting 5 tracks a side..And the back cover is the same as the front so I've not scanned it..instead information is from the Inside !!

1. Cecelia
2. Gonna Build A Mountain
3. Walk With Faith In Your Heart
4. The Sound Of Silence
5. Marie

1. Marta
2. Homeward Bound
3. I'll Walk With God
4. Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
5. My Foolish Heart

1. Climb Every Mountain
2. Love Me With All Your Heart
3. Margie
4. 3 O'Clock Flamingo Street
5.Hello Dolly

1. Well Respected Man
2. Elusive Butterfly
3. Chapel In The Moonlight
4. You'll Never Walk Alone
5. Mame
          5. Marie

Yul Brynner & Alyosha Dimitrievich

Still In The Gypsy Mode !!...a very unusual L/P that needs listening too a few times to appreciate how good it is... if you like the different unusual !!

Yuliy Borisovich Briner (Russian; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985), known professionally as Yul Brynner, was an American actor. He was best known for his portrayal of King Mongkut in the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards, and later an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film adaptation. He played the role 4,625 times on stage and became known for his shaved head.

 In 1941, Brynner performed as a singer and guitar player at the "Blue Angel" club in New York. There he met and fell in love with Marlene Dietrich. She was 40, Brynner was 21; it was a mutually beneficial relationship, and the two became lifelong friends.
He was also an accomplished guitarist and singer. In his early period in Europe, he often played and sang gypsy songs in Parisian nightclubs with Aliosha Dimitrievitch. He sang some of those same songs in the film The Brothers Karamazov. In 1967, Dimitrievitch and he released a record album The Gypsy and I: Yul Brynner Sings Gypsy Songs (Vanguard VSD 79265).

Aleksey (Alyosha) Ivanovich Dimitrievich (March 23, 1913, Russian Empire – January 21, 1986, Paris was a Russian singer of Roma origin.
He was born in a family of artists from Russian Gypsies (according to another version - kotlyars). His father created a gypsy ensemble of singers and dancers, organized tours throughout Russia. Alyosha had three older brothers - Ivan, Nikolai and Dmitry, and two sisters - Valya and Marusya. Each child had his own role in the ensemble: singer, dancer or musician. Alyosha was a dancer and guitarist.
From the late 1930s he was friends with Yul Brynner, with whom he then performed in many Parisian restaurants and cabarets. They later recorded a record together.

1. The Line Of Fate
2. The End Of The Road
3. Don't Be Angry
4. Sokolov's Guitar
5. A Hundred Miles
6. Two Guitars

1. The Pacer
2. For The Last Time
3. Why Get Married
4. The Shawl
5. Travelling Gypsy's
6. I Am Lost
         4. The Shawl

Hugo Winterhalter

Some great Instrumental sounds now for the Orchestra Lovers !!

Hugo Winterhalter (August 15, 1909 – September 17, 1973) was an American easy listening arranger and composer, best known for his arrangements and recordings for RCA Victor.
Winterhalter also arranged and conducted sessions for singers including Dinah Shore and Billy Eckstine, and in 1948 he was named musical director at MGM Records. After two years with the label, he joined Columbia Records, where he scored a pair of hits with his recordings of "Jealous Heart" and "Blue Christmas".
In 1950, Winterhalter moved to RCA Victor, where he arranged sessions for most of the label's pop recording artists including Perry Como, Harry Belafonte, Eddie Fisher, Jaye P. Morgan, and the Ames Brothers. He also recorded several instrumental albums.


          3. Hora Staccato