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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Stan Kenton & Orchestra..320 Kbps

I wasn't going to post this L/P because even now having bought it 50 odd years ago It's still a mystery to me...Do I Like It ? well that has been going round my brain for the said 50 years !!
It really has no Melody but there is something fascinating about it....You can Compare it to a "Picasso" abstract painting  I suppose !!...Even the composer "Bob Graettinger" states on the back..."The Music Of "The City Of Glass" is primary abstract and non-objective"!!!...whatever that means !!....SOOOOO if you want a challenge and want something that is "Out Of This world"give it a listen and make a comment would love to hear what everyone thinks about it...or am I on my own thinking I might like it in another 50 years !!!.....It is a 10 inch L/P and only lasts for aprox 18 mins....

 

Judy Garland...320 Kbps

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 Here we have Judy performing songs that seem to be taken from her TV shows and "Live Performances"...but there is no audience participation...so I wonder if this is a Studio recording or have they cut out the enthusiastic shouting and clapping that usualy happens when Judy was performing !!


 
 

Joseph Locke..320 Kbps

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)






 

Fire Down Below..Film..320 Kbps

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  Its mostly mood music with 2 tunes running through the entire L/P....Also with the vocal of the title by "Jeri Southern".....It's still a good soundtrack if you like your "Mood Music" !!



 1. Main Title
2. Limbo Like Me
3. Orchestra Playing In Club
4. Irena Boards Boat
5. Fire Down Below....Jeri Southern
6. Music From The Madi Gras
7. Irena Goes Back To The Table

1. Fire Down Below
2. Carnival Is Over
3. Boat Pulls Into Jetty
4. Children Singing Spanish Main
5. The Letter
6. Tony Trapped Below Deck
7. Tony Plays Harmonica
8. Tonys Predicament
9. Abondon Ship
10. Irena And Felix Go To Boat
11. Tony Walks Out Of Door


The Ray Conniff Singers..320 Kbps


This Conniff L/P is slightly different from the others the sound is still "Conniff's" but he has paired the songs together to compliment each other and the songs go together !!

1. Autumn Leaves / Just Walking In The Rain
2. I Fall In Love To Easily / My Heart Stood Still
3. dancing On The Ceiling / Dancing In The Dark

1. I Wish I Didn't Love You So / Bewitched
2. Whatever Will Be Will Be / True Love
3. Chances Are / Its Not For Me To Say


Neil Sedaka..320 Kbps

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 


 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert selection that is in keeping with the title...not so hectic as the "Hits" that made him but the "Ooomph" is still there !!....great version of "Without Her"...and 100% for the rest of the tracks.... each track has something different about it !!...still with "Shorty Rogers" on board with the arrangments helps !!!!


 

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"


Une Histoire Des Grands Moments De La Chanson.

Ok now off we go across the channel to "France" via "Belgium" of course...and even I can more or less tell what the title of this L/P is !! At a guess I think it would something like "The History Of Great Moments Of Songs"!!!....Some of the songs sound a bit familiar so I recon somewhere there will be an English version !!

1.  C'est Ma Chanson...Petula Clark
2. La Tramontrane...Antoine
3. Merci Cherie...Udo Jurgens
4. Du Gris...Georgette Plana
5. Souvenirs Souvenirs...Johnny Halliday
6. Le Soudard...Jean Claud Darnal
7. Les Play Boys...J Dutonc
8. Mon Amie La Rose...Fransoise Hardy
9. Je Dis n'importe Quo...Les Charlots
10. Comme un Petit Coquelicot
11. Irma la Douce...Colette Renard
12. Tonton Crisobal

1. La Maison Ou J'ai Grandit...Fransoise Hardy
2. Paulette La Reine Des Paupettes...La Charlots
3. Zon Zon Zon...Collette Renard
4. Le Pacha...Eddy Constantin
5. Tutti Frutti...Johnny Halliday
6. Les Jolies Colonies Des Vacances...Pierre Peret
7. Riquita...Georgette Plana 
8. IL Est Cinq Heures Paris s'evaille...Jacques Du
9. Ns Doigts Se Sont Croises...J Jacques Debout
10. La Demiere Valse...Petula Clark
11. Le Match De Football...Antoine
12. La Complexe De La Truite...Francis Blanche



 

Tom Jones...320 Kbps

Its 48 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



Caterina Valente...320 Kbps

Here's Caterina wowing everybody at "London's"Talk Of The Town...as usual perfect !!


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Rhine Band Of The Royal Tank Regiment & The Lemington Male Voice Choir..320 Kbps

Here's a fantastic surprise !!....when I first saw this L/P didn't have much hope for it BUT wow !! have a listen and tell me its not great...one of the best band and choir L/P's I have heard for quite some time....And it ticks the box for my moan about not much information on the back cover...NOW that's what every L/P should have !!!....Last Track is something to shout about !!!

1. The Luftwaffe March
2. Marching Memories
3. My Lord What A Morning
4. Trumpet Filigree
5. Speed Your Journey
6. Mulligans Musketeers
7. Grandioso

1. The Old Ark's A Movering 
2. O Mary Don't You Weep
3. Barb'ra Allen
4. Casatchok
5. Go Down Moses
6. Cavalry Of The Steppes
7. Soldiers Chorus
8. Instant Concert




Dennis Waterman...320 Kbps


 Another set of songs from the TV actor...none of the songs are well known but they are very interesting and well worth a listen !!

1. If Ever I Had To Say Goodbye To You 
2. It Ain't Easy 
3. Fly Away Little Bird
4. Louise
5.They Can't Take My Love Away
6. Smokie Joe

1. Heartbeat
2. Growing Old
3. Something Called Love
4. Yesterdays Papers
5. Cockney Cowboy
6.Another Whiskey Sour


 

Antal Dorati & The Mineapolis Orchestra...320 Kbps

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 Whoops !!...now for a complete change of music...This was the first "Classical" L/P that I bought the First Side is the 1812 and the Second Side is a narration about how they recorded the "Cannon" and the "Bells".... ending with "Capricco Italien"....not played this one for years so it bought back some pleasant memories when I recorded it for here !!...hope everyone enjoy's it !!

Side One.. 1812 Overture Op 49

Side Two

1. Commentary By Deems Taylor
2. Capriccio Italien Op 45.


The Ray Conniff Singers...320 Kbps

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 Another great "Conniff" L/P...can't think of much else to say.. I think I've said it all in previous posts....BUT.... YES I AM SHOUTING !!....IT'S GRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!!!!!!!!

1. Memories Are Made Of This
2. Tammy
3. Young Love
4. Three Coins In The Fountain
5. Moments To Remember
6. My Foolish Heart

1. Love Me Tender
2. Around The World
3. Love Letters In The Sands
4. Unchained Melody
5. Only You
6. No Other Love


Saturday, 18 July 2015

Max Bygraves...320 Kbps

Phew !! that was a marathon listening curve !....I don't think that you could sit down and listen to the whole of this one and not keep still !!....I guess it is aimed for the "Party Sing Song" brigade !!...definatley not one to listen to with a coffee or brandy !!....But it is what it is...a non stop medley of 100 popular songs that people can join in and sing whilst "Partying" !!....There is everthing there  soooooooooo  folks Party Away !!!
On "zippy" it's in two parts in "Mega" its ok !!
 

Shakin' Stevens & The Sunsets...320 Kbps

Here's a young looking "Shakey"and his voice has not yet got the "tone" and "shades" of what he has now !!...It would have been a good one if it was not for the original recordings because they are not much different from them !!.....But it's good to hear these "earlier" recordings of singers just to hear how they manage to get there own "Sound".....I do assume that they are earlier recordings!!....There is no info on the back cover....

1. Roll Over Beethoven
2. White Lightning
3. One Night With You
4. Hi Heel Sneakers
5. Tallahassie Lassie
6. Yakity Yak

1. Mabellene
2. Hearts made Of Stone
3. Good Rockin' Tonight
4. At The Hop
5. Walking On The Water
6. Rip It Up

 

Helmut Zacharius.

Some nice "Violins" now courtesy of "B" from over the channel !!!...great for a nice rest after a nice meal with a coffee or brandy !!...IMHO this is one of the best of "HZ" that I have posted !!!....It "Swings" gently !!!


ABBA...320 Kbps

A change of pace now back to the 80's with the "Super Group"....must admit that I have not took much notice of them over the years...still I should think everybody has heard of them !!!
And I did enjoy this one !!...."The Piper" is a great track they did manage to get a feeling of the "Bagpipes" which was cool !!!...And there is of course according to many experts on "ABBA" the track "The Winner Takes It All" that is supposed to be their best song that they have written !!....Musically Wise !!

1. Super Trooper
2. The Winner Takes It all 
3.  On And On And On
4. Andante Andante
5. Me And I

1. Happy New Year
2. Our Last Summer
3. The Piper
4. Lay All Your Love On Me
5. The Way Old Friends Do