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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Georgia Brown..320 Kbps

 Here's One For the "Kurt Weill" appreciators three of the tracks are sung in German the rest in English

"The Cheerful Earful Alert ".....This one is your "Kinda Girl Singer"

1. September Song (Verse)
2. Jenny
3. Pirate Jenny
4. Alabama Song
5. Speak low
6. It Never Was Anywhere You
1. My Ship
2. Mack The Knife
3. Barbara Song
4. Surabaya Johnny
5. Furchte Dich Nicht
6. September Song (Chorus)

The Beatles..320 Kbps

A great Double Disc compilation of the "Fab Four" or maybe "The Mop Tops"..But definatly "The Beatles"...every one a Classic Hit !!

Side One
1. Yesterday
2. I'll Follow The Sun
3. I Need You
4. Girl
5. In My Life
6. World Of Love
7. Here There And Everywhere

Side Two
1. Something
2. And I Love Her
3. If I Fell
4. I'll Be Back
5. Tell Me What You See
6. Yes It Is

Side Three
1. Michelle
2. Its Only Love
3. Your Going To Lose That Girl
4. Every Little Thing
5. For No One
6. She's Leaving Home

Side Four
1. The Long And Winding Road
2. This Boy
3. Norweian Wood
4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
5. I Will
6. P.S. I Love You


Annie Haslam...320 Kbps


 I wonder if the view could have been this (See Post Below)

 This is Annie Haslam  having a go at the classics with the "Royal Philharmonic Orch"...not a bad effort but I think that she could have gone further with it and put a bit a rhythm in the tracks like "Waldo De Los Rios" did !!!

P.S. After recording it again and listening to this L/P again I take back what I said in the above 
"Quote".....Its perfect how it is and I guess the "rhythm" bit I mention would spoil it.....
Sooooooooo if you like your popular classic melody's sung then have a listen to this !!!


Franck Pourcel & Orchestra

Seated at a nice table in the restaurant overlooking the sea.... great meals and plenty of Vino is the next thing and of course the music playing in the background could well be this one !!!!


Kurt Edelhagen & Orhestra

Ok!!! you can now get off the lounger on the beach or pool and have a dance in the "Grand Ballroom" of your 6 *****(Star) the Jive..Waltz..and anything else that you can do !!!...or just listen to this great Band !!


Digno Garcia Trio Del Paraguay

Fancy a trip to the "Exotic Paraguay" via "Bob" and of course the Music !!...a couple now from across the it is now coming up to annual holiday time might get some of us in the mood for some far flung holiday's !!!


Barry Manilow..320 Kbps

 All the well known hits are on this L/P as well as some of Barry's Power Ballads....I always thought that he wrote all his own songs and recorded them...BUT looking at the information only about half of them on this L/P were written by him....Well you learn something new every day !!!..."Mandy" his first big hit was originally called "Brandy" and I did have the single of it...But I can't remember who it was by !!!...not got it now so I can't look !!!....Just got a flash I think it was also by a Barry.... Something !!!...BUT could be wrong....

 1. Mandy
2. New York City Rhythm
3. Looks Like We Made It
4. Can't Smile Without You
5. Ready To Take The Chance Again
6. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again

1. Could It Be Magic 
2. Copacabana
3. Weekend In New England
4. It's A Miracle
5. All The Time
6. I Write The Songs

Elvis Presley...320 Kbps

This one from "Elvis" contains some not so familiar songs...Unless of course you are a die hard fan and seen all of his films !!!...Because all of the tracks are from his "Films"

1. C'mon Everybody
2. Angel
3. Easy Come Easy Go
4. A Whistling Tune
5. Follow That Dream

1. King Of The Whole Wide World
2. I'll Take Love
3. Today Tomorrow And Forever
4. I'm Not The Marring kind
5. This Is Living


Barbra Streisand..320 Kbps

Here's Barbra produced and accompanied by "Barry Gibb" that includes their hit single and Barbra's hit "Woman In Love"....Both of these singers where at the top of their tree in 1980. !!
So this is a good slice of popular music from that era !!.....No detriment to the singers or this L/P but I wonder why on all the tracks but one the producers decided to do a fade at the end of the songs and not let us listen to an ending !!!!.....It seems that that could be the norm from the 80's and even to today !!!

1. Guilty....with Barry Gibb
2. Woman In Love
3. Run Wild
4. Promises
5. The Love Inside

1. What Kind Of Fool....with Barry Gibb
2. Life Story
3. Never Give Up
4. Make It Like A Memory


Caterina Valente..320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Newlyner

 Another first class effort from Caterina...I wish it was the "Stereo" the early 60's when most of these "Decca" releases were bought if I remember it was quite an effort for the record shops to stock "Stereo" versions unless you asked for was in the late 60's I think that they began to stock both the "Stereo" and The "Mono" versions as part of there ordering system.....Back to the L/P with "Johnny Keating & His Orch" this swings like the big bands of the 50's !!!

1. I Happen To Like New York
2. Lullaby Of Broadway
3. Autumn In New York
4. Chinatown My Chinatown
5. Somethings Coming

1. New York New York / Manhattan Serenade
2. Broadway
3. Sidewalks Of New York
4. Take the A Train
5. Oh Lawd I'm On My Way

Monday, 18 April 2016

Cliff Richard.

From one "Vintage" voice to another..."Cliff's" early 60's hits.....Hand me that bottle of "Vintage" Red Please !!!!

Tony Bennett

A couple from across the channel now courtesy of "Bob"....vintage "Tony Bennett " !!...Imaginative use of the way they have presnted the song list !!!....and the singing is A1 of course !!!


James Last & Orchestra..320 Kbps

This is a Double L/P and as per usual for a live recording.. recorded as Side 1-2-3-4.....selections from different countries doesn't say anywhere on the sleeve of the year but on the record label it's printed 1974 so at a guess it would either be 73 or 74....

Side 1.

1. Opening Music 
2. Evie
3. Easy Livin'
4. I Left My Heart In San Fransisco 
5. Face In A Crowd
6. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Side 2.
1. Too Fat Polka
2. Wedding Song
3. Romance In F Major
4. Theme From Shaft
5. I Don't Know How To Love Him

Side 3. 
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra 
2. In Russia.
    a. Midnight in Moscow 
    b. Cossack Patrol
    c. Sabre Dance
3. Introduction
4. Vienna Praterleben

Side 4.
1. Live And Let Die (Vocal..Benny Bendorff )
2. Greensleeves
3. MacArthur Park
4. Medley
    a. Get Back
    b. Ob-La-De Ob-La-Da
    c. La Felicidad


Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Searchers..320 Kbps

Here's one from the early 60's supplied by my sister this time....Side Two is a bit on the scratchy side she must have been playing it with knitting needles !!

1. Needles And Pins
2. Sugar And Spice
3. What Have They Done To The Rain
4. Take Me For What Its Worth
5. Have You Ever Loved Somebody

1. Some Other Guy
2. Hi Heel Sneakers
3. Sea of Heartbreak
4. If I Could Find Someone
5. Saints And Searchers


Tony Mottola 320 Kbps

 This is a one of several L/Ps that I have that demonstrates how good Stereo recordings can be....So if you have a good Stereo System and want some knockout sounds give this one a go...hopefully nothing will be lost in the transfer to the digital.....Best track has got to be
"Careless Love"..There will be more good instrumental Stereo L/Ps Later on

1. Wayfaring Stranger
2. Skip To My Lou
3.Stephen Foster Medley
   a. Beautiful Dreamer
   b. Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
   c. Oh Susanna
4. Careless Love
5. He's Gone Away
6. Buffalo Gals

1. Kemo Kimo
2. Clementine
3. Spiritual Medley
    a. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
    b. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
    c. Oh Dem Golden Slippers
4.On Top Of Old Smokey
5. Love Song Medley
    a. I Know Where I'm Going
    b. The Riddle Song
    c. Black Is The Colour
6. Goodnight Irene


Ella Fitzgerald..320 Kbps

 This Ella L/P is an American release recorded after most of the song books with a good solid big band sound...not many strings so it has a good Jazz and Swing feel to it...All brilliant tracks favourite one is "You Can Depend On Me"

P.S. This L/P of Ella's is one of the best of her "Studio" Recording's...The "Big Band" sound arranged and conducted by "Bill Doggett" captures the essence of her "Jazz At The Philharmonic" days and as the sleeve notes says "Ella Is Having the time of her life" and I agree it's definitely "Ella In Concert Mode" !!!......Love the cover photo!!!

1. Rough Ridin'
2. Broadway
3. You Can Depend On Me
4. Runnin' Wild
5. Show Me The Way To Go
6. I'll Always Be In Love With You

1. Hallelujah I Love Him So
2. I Can't Face The Music
3. No Moon At All
4. Laughin' On The Outside
5. After You've Gone

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Barry White..320 Kbps

The Man with The "Deep Booming Voice" is on the loose !!..some of the tracks do go on a bit ! and on Side One we only have 3 tracks !!.....saying that it is a unique sound !!

1. Mellow Mood ( Part 1 )
2. Your The First The Last My Everything
3. I Can't Believe You Love Me

1. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
2. Oh Love We Finally Made It 
3. I Love You Move Than Anything
4. Mellow Mood (Part 2 )

Buddy Holly..320 Kbps

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

Friday, 8 April 2016

Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros

We can't leave "Begium" yet till we have had "Round 2" of the "Heath & Ros" saga !!
And by the sound of this one I believe it might be a draw !!! with the first one you will have to guess which band is playing what track !!! the experts will have no trouble BUT some tracks will get you thinking who which band is playing what track !!!!!!.....OK a joke !!
Side 1 is "Ted Heath" Side 2 "Edmundo Ros" !!!.....OR IS IT !!!!!!