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Monday, 20 April 2015

Elaine Paige...320 Kbps

I did expect to enjoy this L/P more than I did....nothing wrong with it a nice set of songs sung ok but nothing to rave about...It only comes realy alive on the last track !!....BUT I reckon all the "Elaine Paige" fans out there will love it !!!!!

1. Love Hurts
2. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
3. This Is Where I Came In 
4. All Things Considered
5. Macarther Park

1. For You
2. My Man And Me
3. Without You
4. The Apple Tree
5. Shaking You
6. I Know Him So Well...with Barbara Dickson


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Terry Lightfoot Band...320 Kbps

Now here's a pleasant surprise to me that is !!...I have heard of "Terry Lightfoot's Band" but alway's associated it with "Trad Jazz" & "Skiffle" or so I thought !!...WRONG !..and how wrong could I be !!'s a swingin' 6 piece combo that's the BEE'S KNEE's !!!..with a great selection of tracks..and its great to hear vocal's with a swing band once again !!!

1. At The Jazz Band Ball
2. Every Lonely River
3. Mame
4. Lotus Blossom
5. Medley
    a. Goodnight Irene
    b. We Shall Not Be Moved
    c. It Takes A Worried Man
6. When The Saints

1. Wang Wang Blues
2. The Ballad Of Jesse James
3. When Your Smiling
4. Muskrat Ramble
5. John Henry
6. Jazz Me Blues

Brenda Cochrane...320 Kbps

Here's another voice that we "Brits" didn't take care of !!...I am sure that with the right management and the right songs she would have made it big !!...she has got that big power ballad voice !! just listen to "Your The Voice" & "New York New York" !!!....We Brits are a bit slow on the uptake or maybe "Brenda" didn't fit the so called "Pop" image !!! give it a listen too if you havn't heard of her work....once again you wont be disappointed !!!!!

1. Your The Voice
2. Pearls A Singer
3. Right Here Waiting For You
4. New York New York
5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
6. You Make Lovin' Fun

1. I Want To Know What Love Is
2. Wind Beneath My Wings
3. Easy To Love
4. Put The Weight On My Shoulders
5. All Night Long

Barbra Sreisand...320 Kbps

I have this one on CD so thanks to Gym bunny "Lesley" for being able to let me post it as a L/P!!!!....

1. The Places You Find Love
2. On My Way To You
3. Till I Loved You....with Don Johnson
4. Love Light
5. All I Ask Of You
6. You And Me For Always

1. Why Let It Go
2. Two People
3. What Were We Thinking Of
4. Some Good Things Never Last
5. One More Time Around

Des O'Connor

Sooooo we are still over the channel in "Belgium" Courtesy of "Bob" with the "English" singing comedian !!!

The Deep River Quartet

One now from "Bob".....nice to hear a bit of harmony !!....complete with Autographs !!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Tangerine Dream...320 Kbps

This is a first..... "Electronic Music" at its best !!....Not knowing much about "TD" except it is a German I will leave it up to all the "Electro" Fans to leave some comments and educate us all !!!

1. Phaedra

1. Mysterious Semblence At The Strand Of Nightmares
2. Movements Of A Visionary
3. Sequent C

Carpenters...320 Kbps

Ok !! I hope you all have recovered from all those high notes and crescendo's of the last few bars of the last L/P !!...Now being that this is the last of the L/P's from Geoff from the Gym its a quiet one !!!....The Carpenters with a couple of there hits Plus....Sooooooooooo thanks Geoff for the use of your L/P's !!!!

1. A Song For You
2. Top Of The World
3. Hurting Each Other
4. It's Going To Take Some Time
5. Goodbye To Love
6. Intermission

1. Bless The Beasts And Children
2. Flat Baroque
3. Piano Picker
4. I Wont Last A Day Without You
5. Crystal Lullaby 
6. Road Ode
7. A Song For You


Placido Domingo 2...320 Kbps

Well now here is L/P 2.....Enjoy !!!


Monday, 13 April 2015

Placido Domingo 1...320 Kbps

Now lets give all you "Opera" Buffs a treat and treat you to a double dose !! That is 2 L/P's of popular Tunes/Songs from some Classic Opera's.........hope you all enjoy it !!!!. As I have said many times before "Variety Is The Spice Of Life" and I think that there are plenty of that on this "Blog" !!!!


Randy Crawford...320 Kbps

Don't know much about "Randy" except of course "One Day"...but these are some well sung songs with of course the "Love" theme so I guess "it does what it says on the tin"!!!!!
On the Track "Imagine" which is a live track the recording goes a bit funny left speaker goes a bit haywire...thought perhaps it was my turntable or connections that was playing up again...BUT recorded it three times and still had the same problen at the same time each recording !!!Sooooooo conclusion I think maybe that as it was a live recording and she seems to move around the stage that might be the problem !!!

1. One Day I'll Fly Away
2. You Might Need Somebody
3. Rainy Night In Georgia
4. Trade Winds
5. He Reminds Me
6. Nightline
7. Windsong
8. Secret Combination

1. Almaz
2. Imagine
3. In Real Life
4. Everything Must Change 
5. I Don't Want To Lose Him
6. Someone To Believe In
7. One Hello
8. Tender Falls The rain

Neil Diamond...320 Kbps

We are still with the selection's of Geoff....Sooooooo here is one from the early 70's "Neil Diamond"at his best !!

1. I Am I Said
2. The Last Thing On My Mind
3. Husbands And Wives
4. Chelsea Morning
5. Crunchy Granola Suite

1. Stones
2. If You Go Away
3. Suzanne
4. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
5. I Am I Said

John Denver...320 Kbps

Now we have the gentle voice of "JD"which includes a couple of his "Hits"I can say that this one is definitely not a "Compilation" but a "Bona Fide" studio Recording !!....If you have not heard the track "The Box" then download this L/P and get a surprise !!!!!!!!

1. Poems Prayers And Promises
2. Let It Be
3. My Sweet Lady
4. Wooden Indian
5. Junk
6. Gospel Changes

1. Take Me Home Country Roads
2.  I Guess I'd Rather Be In Colorado
3. Sunshine On My Shoulder
4. Around And Around
5. Fire And Rain
6. The Box

Django Reinhardt...320 Kbps

Here's some great guitar playing in fact I believe that this L/P when it was first released was a "Must Buy" for all the "Jazz aficionado's" or enthusiasts !!...and it "Swings" as well with a great bands!!! it says on the back all the tracks were recorded in "France" between 1939 and 1945..... which makes me the age of 2+ years when this was recorded aint' that cool !!!

Jack Jones...320 Kbps

I guess that this must be a compilation L/P going by the tracks all from the mid 60's !! once again not very much info on the back....This one and the next few we have to thank "Geoff" or is it "Jeff" from the Gym !!!!

1. Somewhere My Love
2. Watch What Happens
3. You Made Me Love You
4. Love Letters
5. Strangers In The Night
6. All The Things You Are
7. As Time Goes By

1. And I Love Her
2. Nice 'N'Easy
3. Autumn Leaves
4. More
5. If You Never Come To Me
6. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
7. I Will Wait For You

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Hi-Lo's...320 Kbps

 This group along with "The Four Freshman"made some great L/P's in the 50's/60's and here is one of them...there is no one nowday's that comes anywhere near for close harmonies !!!

1. Surry With The Fringe On Top
2. Birth Of The Blues
3. You Took Advantage Of Me
4. Summertime
5. Too Young For The Blues

1. Chinatown My Chinatown
2. Shadow Waltz
3. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
4. long Ago and far Away
5. Clap Yo' Hands

The Importance Of Being Earnest 2 ...320 Kbps

Ok folk's this is as you can see the number 2 L/P....I hope you enjoyed the first one !!....You have of course on the cover of L/P No 1 "The Dame" and this one is of course "The Sir" !!!


The Importance Of Being Earnest 1...320 Kbps

I should imagine that quite a number of people might be thinking at this point "What the hell is a couple of "Spoken" L/P's doing on a Music Blog" !!....Well now Hummmmmmmm let me think !!...No idea !! except "Variety is the spice of life"!!!!....AND there's not many places that you can listen to a "British Sir & Dame" squashed between "Dusty Springfield" & "The Hi-Lo's" !!!...Go on give it a download you might enjoy it !!!!!!


Dusty Springfield...320 Kbps

 I think that this was the last L/P that Dusty recorded on the "Mercury Label" when she came back to England from her stint in America....She certainly looked different when she came back...
The voice is still there but the L/P along with "It Begins Again"didn't do to well..

1. You've Realy Got A Hold On Me 
2. You Can Do It
3. Be Somebody
4. Closet Man
5. Living Without Your Love

1. Save Me Save Me
2. Get Yourself To Love
3. I Just Fall In Love Again
4. Dream On
5. I'm Coming Home Again

Barry Manilow...320 Kbps

 Here's Barry doing his hit "Copacabana" along with some of his "Power Ballads" which he is well known for... "Starting Again" is a great track with some fantistic lyrics well worth pointing out...I love a song that tells a story and this one certainly does !!!

 1. Copacabana
2. Somewhere In The Night
3. A Linda Song
4. Can't Smile Without You
5. Leavin' In The Morning
6. Where Do I Go From Here

1. Even Now
2. I Was A Fool To Let You Go
3. Losing Touch
4. I Just Want To Be The One In Your Life
5. Starting Again
6. Sunrise