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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Ella Fitzgerald...320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Sturgeonjohnp
 Here's Ella Having a Go at Country & Western....I Believe that this was originally a "Capitol Records" release called "Misty Blue".....

1. Misty Blue
2. Walkin' In The Sunshine
3. It's Only Love
4. Evil On Your Mind
5. I Taught Him Everything He Knows
6. Don't let The Doorknob Hit You

1. Turn The World Around The Other Way
2. The Chokin' Kind
3. Born To Lose
4. This Gun Don't Care
5. Don't Touch Me

Anne Shelton...320 Kbps

I wish I had taken more care of the sleeves of my L/P's cos' this one is falling to pieces hence the sellotape around the edges but after 50 odd years it peels off leaving a yellow stain as you can see...that's the adhesive dried out....But that does not make any difference to the contents of the record...A fantastic one is this... Anne Shelton at her peak and sounding great....Now where are all the Classy English singers of today they seemed to have disappeared I wish we had some singers that have crystal clear voices so we can understand the words of the song they are singing....Okay styles and songs have changed over the last 50 odd years so its good job that "Edison" had a brainwave"!!!!...Oh yes forgot we do have a classy singer of today "Dame Shirley" of course...anybody got any other idea's!!!
P.S. This L/P is the best that Anne recorded I got it when I was in the army "Royal  Signals" in "Bahrain"in 1958.....I wonder if any "Ex Signals" out there are looking in and remembers!!.....or is the coincidence a bit far fetched !!!!
1. My Heart Sings
2. Now I Know
3. How Did He Look
4. Tangerine
5. I'll Never Smile Again
6. There's a Lull In My Life
1. September Song
2. Let There Be Love
3. I Remember You
4. Taking a Chance On Love
5. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 
6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Caterina Valente...320 Kbps

This is the Television Concert that Caterina did in 1975 on the day that she should have been performing in my home town of "Leicester".....I had booked to see her and was very exited then "Boooooom"got a msg from the ticket office that the performance had been cancelled because of the clash of dates !!!....never did get to see her !!!...which was a pity I would have loved it !!...AHhhhhhhhhh!!!!.C'est La Vie"!!!!!!!!.....There is a slight needle jump near the end of the "Mother Goosenova" Medley !!....BUT not enough to spoil this great recording !!!

1. a. Before The Parade Passes By
    b.  Samba De Orfeu
2. Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon
3. Italian Medley
4. Alla Turka
5. Mother Goosenova Medley
6. a. We've Only Just Begun
    b. You've Got A Friend

1. Scarborough Fair
2. The Windmills Of Your Mind
3. a. Malaguena
    b. The Breeze And I
4. Canto De Ossanha
5. Leaving On A Jet Plane


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Shelly Manne - On The Street Where You Live

Shelly Mann & His Friends...320.Kbps

 Now this L/P is a classic... when it came out it was the top selling "Jazz L/P" for over a year or more !!...It's a modern jazz interpretation of some of the songs but they don't mess around with the melody... true they do do some improvisations which does veer from the melody but not too much you can still tell what tune it is....when I bought it a lot of my friends didn't want to listen to it but I persevered and eventually they did have a listen and liked it....It is not like any other Modern Jazz record its 100% cool and adventurous and give it a won't be sorry....great to find a video on "youtube" so have a listen to that and you will see what I mean !!

 1. Get Me To The Church On Time
2. On The Street Where You Live
3. I've grown Accustomed To Her Face
4. Would'nt It be Luverly

1. Ascot Gavotte
2. Show Me
3. With A Little Bit Of Luck
4. I Could have danced All Night

Ella Fitzgerald..320 Kbps


 These are some of Ella's earlier recordings...recorded between 1938-1957..including her best scat recordings "Flying Home" "Oh Lady Be Good" and "How High The Moon"....although she has done these many many times on her live recordings to me these are definitely the definitive ones !!..It's great to hear the young voice of Ella and hear how her voice changes from "The little girl voice"to the rich silky perfect diction voice that we all love !!

 1. A-Tisket A-Tasket
2. Undecided
3. Stairway To The Stars
4. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
5. It's Only A Paper Moon
6. Flying Home

1. I Love You For Sentimental reasons
2. Oh Lady Be Good
3. How High The Moon
4. It's Too Soon To Know
5. Basin Street Blues
6. I Had'nt Anyone Till You


Russ Conway...320.Kbps

Let's celebrate the over a Million hits of this Blog with a classy "Honky Tonk" style of piano !!
No over produced orchestration just a "Guy" having fun playing and as the title say's "Enjoy Yourself".....and he did and hopefully all you out there in the "Cosmos" will !!!

1. Get Happy
2. Enjoy Yourself
3. SWinging On A Star
4. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
5. In A Shady Nook
6. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
7. It Had To Be You
8. Don't Bring Lulu 

1. Beyond The Blue Horizon
2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
3. This Can't Be Love
4. Whispering
5. Mister Sandman
6. Alice Blue Gown
7. When I Take My Sugar To Tea
8. Smile Darn Ya Smile

Jane Powell...3 Sailors & A Girl...320 Kbps

Soundtrack from one of Jane Powell's lesser known films....

1. Your But Oh So Right
2. Kiss Me Or I'll Scream
3. Face To Face
4. The Lately Song

1. There Must Be A Reason
2. When Its Love
3. Show Me A Happy Woman
4. My Heart Is A Singing Heart
5. Home Is Where The Heart Is


Ella Fitzgerald...320 KBps

Here is the first of the other "Best" Song Book.....I think that the first two that she did are by far the best "Ella" recorded !!

1. Have You Met Miss Jones
2. You Took Advantage Of Me
3. A Ship Without A Sail
4. To Keep My Love Alive
5. Dancing on The Ceiling
6. The Lady Is A Tramp
7. With A Song In My Heart
8. Manhattan

1. Johnny One Note
2. I Wish I Were In Love Again
3. Spring Is Here
4. It Never Entered My Mind
5. This Can't Be Love
6. Thou Swell
7. My Romance
8. Where Or When
9. Little Girl Blue

Tony Bennett...320 Kbps

Here's a "Tony Bennett" that I have not seen or heard of !!...It's a great one as well even tho' its on a "Budget Label"and has "Electronically Created Stereo" !! the back cover says he uses drums in many ways and it is definatly a good sound....I should think that it dates to the late 60' dated on the record or sleeves !!!.....Pity There Is Only 10 Tracks !!!

1. Lets Begin
2. Lullaby Of Broadway
3. Let There Be Love
4. Love For Sale
5. Crazy Rhythm

1. The Beat Of My Heart
2. Blues In The Night
3. Lazy Afternoon
4. Let's Face The Music And Dance
5. Just One Of Those Things


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Emile Ford...320 Kbps

A bit of a creepy front cover that hides some pretty neat cover versions of popular songs....sung very different from the originals !!....That's what I like to see and listen to...Anyone can do a copy of an original note for note!!!....Proves that some thought has gone into the production !!...It seems that this L/P was made and produced  by "Emile Ford"....No well known Record Label in fact the number on the record is ICPS 001 (Interclub Records Ltd)....So To me that suggests that it was made and on sale when he was doing his gigs....also proved by the fact of a Signature in the left hand corner.....But back the Music !!....Very clever use of the title and concept 100% for a different and good listen !!!.....Doesn't the back cover look as if it doesn't belong to the front!!!!....BUT it does !!!

1. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
2. I Can't Take My Eyes Off You
3. Rovin' Eyes
4. Bloodshot Eyes
5.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
6. Spanish Eyes

1. Ma She's Making Eyes At Me
2. Eyes Of A Woman In Love
3. Yes Yes In Your Eyes
4. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
5. Jealous Eyes
6. Them There Eyes

Shirley Bassey...320 Kbps

Another perfect outing from "The Dame" which in 1974 she wasn't....I wonder if it would have been "Politically Incorrect" to have called her that in 1974 !!!...."Politically Incorrectness" is a pain in the "Arse"...I believe that you should call a spade a spade as the saying goes !!!!Oooops have I done it !!!!!.........Anyway great tracks on this L/P!!

1. Leave A Little Room
2. When You Smile
3. All That Love Went To Waste
4. Davy
5. I'm Not Anyone

1. Morning In Your Eyes
2. The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye
3. Nobody Does It Like Me
4. I'm Nothing Without You
5. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

V.A. Memories Are Made Of This...320 Kbps

Now !!! this is what I call a compilation L/P !!...takes me back to my teenage years with memories of "78 RPM's" " 45's" "Blue Suede Shoes" "Mods & Rockers" "Winkle Pickers" "Lager & Lime" !!!!...Ah Happy Days !!!.....Soooooo all you 50 ites enjoy "This Blast From The Past"!!!!!....Just a couple of jumps but nothing to spoil your listening pleasure !!!

1. Memories Are Made Of This...Dean Martin
2. Whatever Will Be Will Be...Doris Day
3. A Certain Smile...Johnny Mathis
4. Softly Softly...Ruby Murry
5. Rose Marie...Slim Whitman
6. It's Almost Tomorrow...The Dreamweavers
7. Just Walking In The Rain...Johnny Ray
8. A Tear Fell... Teresa Brewer
9. Around The World...Bing Crosby
10. Little Things Mean A Lot...Kitty Kallen
11. St Theresa Of The Roses...Malcolm Vaughan

1. The Story Of my Life...Michael Holiday
2. Tammy ...Debbie Reynolds 
3. A woman In Love...Frankie Laine
4. Till There Was You...Peggy Lee
5. This Ole House...Rosemary Clooney
6. Moon River...Andy Williams
7. Oh Mein Papa...Eddie Calvert
8. No Other Love...Ronnie Hilton
9. Dreamboat...Alma Cogan
10. Sugartime...McGuire Sisters
11. Stranger In Paradise...Tony Bennett


Motown Magic..320 Kbps

Nice compilation L/P from Tamla...half well known hits and once again filling it with lesser known I supose they left the "Hits" off the title and covered thenselves with "Magic" !!!!!!

1. Love Is Like A Heatwave...Diana Ross & The Supremes
2. My Guy...Mary Wells
3. Get Ready...Temptations
4. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever...Marvin Gaye
5. The Onion Song...Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
6. The Stranger...Gladys Knight & The Pips

1. Just Walk In My Shoes...Gladys Knight & The Pips
2. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You...Marvin Gaye
3. I Can't Help Myself...Four Tops
4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine...Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 
5. Shotgun
6. Dancing In The Street...Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Pete Atkin...320 Kbps

 On this L/P we have some very clever lyrics written by an English television personality I guess at the beginning of his career before he got his foot in the door of TV broadcasting..."Clive James" is the name !!....some of the songs are a bit vague and I am still wondering what some of them are about...It's one of those L/P's that you have to listen to with full 100% concentration...."The Wristwatch For A Drummer" and "Screen Freak" are great....The rest are good to but you have to play them a few times to get into them....Pete Atkin has a good solid narrative voice and it's definitely something different !!!

P.S. If you are bored listening to the same kind of music and want a complete change and something that you have to REALY REALY 100% brain completely concentrated mode !!...then give this a go...I think you will not be disapointed !!!

1. Between Us There Is Nothing
2. Carnations On The Roof
3. All The Dead Were Strangers
4. The Wristwatch For a Drummer
5. A King At Nightfall

1. The Last Hill That Shows You All The Valley
2.  The Double Agent
3. The Hypertension Kid
4. Screen Freak
5. Apparition In Las Vegas
6. Thirty Year Man

Gene Vincent...320 Kbps

I should imagine that this is an L/P of "Gene's" early recordings 1964 to be exact !!..there are some great classic "Oldies" on this one !!!...I'm quite suprised about the clarity in "Gene's" voice even when he is singing and rocking you can here every word !!'s singers should take note !!!

1. Hey Hey Hey Hey
2. Lavender Blue
3. Private Detective
4. Shimmy Shammy Shingle
5. Someday
6. Another Saturday Night
7. Slipin' And Slidin' 

1. Long Tall Sally
2. Send Me Some Lovin'
3. Love Love Love
4. Good Golly Miss Molly
5. Baby Blue
6. Susie Q
7. You Are My Sunshine



Saturday, 16 May 2015

Tony Bennett...320 Kbps

 Another great set of songs sung as only "Tony Bennett" can do....great what he does to "The Trolley Song" !!


Elvis Presley...320 Kbps

Its great that the record company has done the listener a good turn for once and what its say's on the L/P is what you get !! Elvis's all well known hits are on this one all 20 of them are some of his finest...No obsure tracks to fill the L/P are used !!....Sooooo Well done RCA !!....There are some stylus jumps here and there but nothing to spoil the mood !!

1. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
2. Heartbreak Hotel
3. Hound Dog
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Are You Lonesome Tonight
6. Wooden Heart
7. King Creole
8. Blue Suede Shoes
9. Guitar Man
10. Suspicious Minds

1. Love Me Tender
2. It's Now Or Never
3. Hard Headed Woman
4. Crying In The Chapel
5. You're The Devil In Disguise
6. Return To Sender
7. My Baby Left Me
8. Can't Help Falling In Love
9. I'm all Shook Up
10. In The Ghetto

Sammy Davis Jnr...320 Kbps

 I think that this must be one of the first L/Ps that Sammy recorded a good set of songs with Sammy doing his impressions of singers and actors with the song "Because Of You "

1. Because Of You
2. The Lonesome Road
3. Hey There
4. And This Is My Beloved
5. September Song

1. Easy To Love
2. Glad To Be Unhappy
3. Stand Up And Fight
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Spoken For
6. Birth Of The Blues

Cliff Richard...320 Kbps

Cliff Circa 1982...Getting away from his "Pop" image with a selection of songs that are ok BUT not any of them are rememberable...I guess that this was the start of him aiming and definitely succeeding to become the artist he is today !!....He Co-Produced this L/P and the cover is quite clever emphasising the "Title"....There is more L/P's by "Cliff" coming soon!!!

1. The Only Way Out
2. First Date
3. Thief In The Night
4. Where Do We Go From Here
5. Son Of Thunder
6. Little Town

1. It has To Be You It Has To Be Me
2. The Water Is Wide
3. Now You see Me Now You Don't
4. Be In My Heart
5. Discovering