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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Shirley Bassey...320 Kbps

Its anazing how time flies by !!...Its been 53 Years since "Our Shirl"recorded this L/P with the "Nelson Riddle Orch"seems like only yesterday we were being "Wowed" by "I Who Have Nothing" "Goldfinger" and the title Song of the L/P "What Now My Love"....Its "Shirley" in a quiet gentle mode and its great to hear all the standards sung with such perfection !!

1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. I Should Care
3. Let's Fall In Love
4. The Second Time Around
5. Imagination
6. All The Things You Are

1. I Get A Kick Out Of You
2. Everything I Have Is Yours
3. Spring Is Here
4. All Of Me
5. I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
6. What Now My Love

The Tony Mansell Singers...320 Kbps

This is a pleasant "Easy Listening" L/P...Not a patch on "The Ray Conniff Singers" or "The Mike Sammes Singers"...who IMHO are the best !!....Also didn't realise that Burt had written
"Guantalamera" as "Good Year For Young Love"...thought the melody was "Traditional"....But I reckon that it must have been included because of "Hal David's" Lyrics !

Andrew Lloyd Webber.. The Premiere Collection..320 Kbps

Now we have a compilation of the "London" & "Broadway" shows original recordings...The L/P title says it all !!!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Tammy Wynette

Another "Best Of" this time CW Singer...also supplied by "Bob"....If you like CW then you will like this all of her hits !!


Werner Muller & Orchestra

The title of this L/P says it all and I agree wholehearted !!!...courtesey of "Bob"

Judy Garland....320 Kbps

So below you have the Daughter and now you have the Mother !!!!...Here's Judy singing some not so familar songs...Except of course the "Palace" Medley....I guess no comment is needed !!!!!

1. Lucky Day
2. I Happen To Like New York
3. Comes Once In A Lifetime
4. Judy At The Palace (Medley)
    a. Shine On Harvest Moon
    b. Some Of These Days
    c. My Man
    d. I Don't Care

1. Happiness is Just A Thing Called Joe
2. Sweet Danger
3. You'll Never Walk Alone
4. Do I Love You
5. More Than You Know
6. It's a Great Day For The Irish

Liza Minnelli....320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Hit Parade
 Liza sings mostly standards on this L/P but the arrangements and style are typically 70's style...this was recorded in 1970 just before she got the part of "Sally Bowles" in the Musical Film"Cabaret"....the songs are by "Kern" "Berlin" "Porter" "Arlen" "Mercer" "Gershwin" so you can see that its the American Songbook Theme.....They are definitely sung different....She does go a bit "frantic"at times but its definitely one of her better recordings !!
Found the video below.....on a couple of plays it went out of sync but seems okay now !!

P.S. I love it when you get a selection of well known songs and they are arranged and performed entirely different from the originals and like nobody else's versions..and Liza and her arranger has just done that !!...Greaaaaaaaat !!!

1. Love For Sale
2. Stormy Weather
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. Lazy Bones
5. Can't Help Loving That Man

1. I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone 
2. The Man I Love
3. How Long Has This Been Going On
4. God Bless The Child
5. Maybe This Time

Liza Minnelli on "The Johnny Cash Show"

Anthony Ventura & Orch

Still keeping over the channel in "Belgium" with "Bob" we have an orchestra playing a selection of well know tunes !! at least I know some of them !!


Angels & 15 Original TV Themes

A nice compilation from "Bob" featuring BBC's Themes which I guess will be very familar to nearly every one who watches Television from the bygone days of Black and White and NO remote!! you had to get up off your a**e walk over to the T/V and either press a button or turn a knob !!!....Ah those were the days !!


Monday, 5 January 2015

Richard Harris....320...Kbps

We now have a "Mr Harris"singing the songs of "Jim Webb"..still wondering if he finally got time to bake that cake again !!!....I would guess that this might be the first of "Richard's" venture into the recording studio....If I am wrong I guess somebody will put me right !!!

1. Prelude / Didn't We
2. Interlude / Paper Chase
3. Interlude / Name Of My Sorrow
4. Interlude / Lovers Such As I
5. In The Final Hours

1. Mac Arther Park
2. Dancing Girl
3. Interlude / If You Must Leave My Life
4. A Tramp Shining

Julio Iglesias...320 Kbps

 Here we have "The Daddy" showing the "Son" how to make a good "hit" record !!...not that "Enrique" needs it but it helps !!!...several of the tracks I'm sure everybody will know !!

1. Begin The Beguine
2. Quiereme
3. Me Olvide de Vivir
4. Por Un Poco De Tu Amor
5. Grande Grande Grande
6. Como Tu
7. Guantanamera
8. Quiereme Mucho

1. Hey
2. Un Dia Truhan Soy Un Senor
3. Candilejas
4. El Amor
5. 33 Anos
6. Isla En El Sol
7. Preguntale 

Karel Gott...320 Kbps

Still keeping with "Bob" from across the channel..this singer I also have not heard of before and the more I heard this one the more I liked it...I do play the L/P's two or three times before I post them and this one definatly comes into the "More You Hear It The Better It Becomes" !!!...So if you also are not familar with his work give it a try and see if you agree !!!

Horst Fischer....320 Kbps

Another one from "Bob"...


Robert And Elizabeth...320 Kbps

 When I got these "Show" L/P's from a friend I must have missed playing this one because I can't remember being as inpressed with it as I am now...Its a great one... typical "West End" show material...must say that its been on my turntable many many times since I recorded it for this blog...If it was still running I would have made an effort to go and see it...BUT it is from its a bit late!!...none of the songs as far as I know were hits as usualy you find that there is usualy one song that makes it popular....I might be wrong so if anyone knows different please enlighten me...all I can say is the whole score is good and worth listening to !!

1. Overture &Wimpole Street Song....Cast
2. The Family Moulton-Barratt....The Family
3. The World Outside....June Bronhill
4. Moon In My Pocket....Keith Michell
5. I Said Love....Keith Michell
6. The Real Thing....June Bronhill
7. You Only To love Me....Angela Richards
8. In A Simple Way....June Bronhill & Keith Michell
9. I Know Now....June Bronhill & Keith Michell
1. Soliloquy....June Bronhill
2. Pass The Eau De Cologne....The Brothers
3. I'm The Master Here....John Clements & The Brothers
4. Escape Me Never....Keith Michell
5. Hate Me Please...Angela Richards & Jeremy Lloyd
6. The Girls That Boys Dream About....The Family & Stella Moray
7. Woman And Man....June Bronhill
8. Frustration....Keith Michell
9. Finale-I Know Now- Reprise...Cast



Sunday, 4 January 2015

Nina Simone...320 Kbps

 This was recorded in September 1959 in New York and is one of the best L/P's of Nina's there was not enough gaps in the tracks so I had to record Side One as  Track 1 and Side Two as Track 2...Just listen to "The Other Woman" & "You Can Have Him" for sheer perfection

1. Black Is The Colour of My Tue Loves Hair
2. Exactly Like You
3. The Other Woman
4. Under The Lowest
5. You Can Have Him

1. Summertime....Insrumental
2. Summertime...Vocal
3. Cotton Eyed Joe
4. Return Home
5. Fine And Mellow

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Werner Muller & Orchestra

To round off this trio of Bob's efforts we now have one of Germany's great Orchestra's...I've always liked WM with or without "Caterina Valente" !!!

The Lowland Pipers

We now have a change of instrument from across the channel in "Belgium" via Bob... Zee Bagpipes !!...........I guess you will love them or hate them...there's some good solid drumming played !!!!...