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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Seems I've come to the end of my "Borrowed" L/P's from friends and family so till I find some more people that are willing to lend me their "Dusty" L/P's that reside in their "Loft" or "Garages" (I'm trying hard but with not much success)....will do some Re-Posting and catch up with all of "Belgium Bob's" that he has sent and there is quiet a few  !!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Lena Horne

I did'nt know about this one at all so thanks to "Bob" across the channel !!! different Lena and well worth a listen !!


Clarinet In Gold

So we have a double helping of "Petite Fleur"


Chris Barber's Jazz Band

We are staying in Begium and listening to a band that will be well known to many !! and another one that might not be too well known....But both are great recordings in their own style !!


Al Martino.

"Golden Record" from across the channel via "Bob" and most of "Al Martino's Hits...One Compilation for all fans of Al's......A bit of "Music Trvia" coming up...."Here In My Heart" was the first British No 1 when the "Music Top Twenty" first started in the 50's!!  


The Ventures..320 Kbps

Another slice of "The Ventures" repertoire this time doing some "Golden Greats"....I wonder how many people was influenced to buy this because of the cover !!!!!!
track "Walk Don't Run" jumps a bit at the start ...Sorry !!!

1. Telstar
2. The Lonely Bull
3. Rebel- Rouser 
4. Honky Tonk
5. Let's Go
6. Pipeline

1. Walk Dont Run
2. Tequila
3. Apache
4. Wipe-Out
5. Memphis
6. Out Of Limits


Brass Construction..320Kbps

The year is now 1977 !!..and here is one of the many bands that took the "Disco" beat to a repetitive crescendo and made lots of money by just doing that !!....Can't say that I have heard any of the tracks before but I should think there are thousands out there in the wide world that has and enjoy's the sound !! have a listen !!! to the sounds of a Era !!

1. Movin' 
2. Peekin'
3. Changin'

1. Love
2. Talkin'
3. Dance


Neil Diamond..320 Kbps

As it says on the cover "Hits" by ND... always great to listen to again and some of these tracks are not the original recordings but "Live" which is a "Bonus"...most of the tracks I should think everybody has heard of so this is a great Compilation !!

1. Sweet Caroline
2. Brother Loves Traveling Salvation Show
3. Shilo
4. Holly Holy
5. Brooklyn Roads
6. Cracklin'Rosie

1. Play Me
2. Done Too Soon
3. Stones
4. Song Sung Blue
5. Soolaimon
6. I Am I Said


Latin Sounds For The Small Hours..320 Kbps

Fancy a late night cup of Coffee (To keep you awake) whilst you are listening to this double set of L/P's....24 tracks of "Mood Music" that you might have heard in the old "MUZAC" that at one time in the 50's 60's + plus you used to get in the main shopping stores and lifts !!....Ok it is "Latin Style" but its Not "Edmundo Ros" !!! or the likes !!...and the repetive guy or could be a gal doing the "Whoops" now and then gets a bit thin !!!.....The second L/P is "Organ" sound....So if you can't sleep get up and listen to "Latin Sounds For The Small Hours"

"Chaquito And The Quedo Brass"

1. Witchcraft
2. Brazil
3. Around The World
4. Tequila
5. String Of Pearls
6. Frenesi

1. Birth Of The Blues
2. Marie
3. Yolanda
4. Body And Soul
5. Song Of India
6. Chaquito Rides Again

"Alan Haven & Tony Crombie" 

1. The Shadow Of You Smile
2. More
3. Spanish Harlem
4. Maria
5. Something's Gotta Give
6. Quiet Nights

1. Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
2. One Note Samba
3. Fools Rush In
4. Little Boat
5. The Girl From Ipanema
6. Meditation


Diana Ross & The Supremes..320 Kbps

Back to a "Motown Comp" now featuring there top "Girlee" Group !!!...all songs are written by "Holland Dozier & Holland" most of there early hits are here and I guess some of the "B" sides to there Hits are here as well !!!...  (Thats a Guess) !!

1. You Keep Me Hanging On  
2. This Old Heart Of Mine
3. Stop In The Name Of Love
4. Mother You Smother You
5. Put Yourself In My Place
6. There's No Stopping Us Now

1. Baby Love
2. Come And Get These Memories
3. baby I Need Your Loving
4. I Guess I'll Always Love You
5. I Can't Help Myself
6. Love Is In Our Hearts

Dr Hook..320 Kbps

More From "Dr Hook" this one includes a couple of their "Top Hits"...lead vocals are still by the "Gruff Bros"!!! Dennis & Ray !!!

1. Sharing The Night Together 
2. Sweetest Of All
3. Storms Never Last
4. I Don't Want To Be Alone Tonight
5. Knowing She's There

1. Clyde
2. When Your in Love With A Beautiful Woman
3. Dooley Jones
4. I Gave Her Comfort
5. You Make My Pants Want To Get Up And Dance

The Ventures..320 Kbps

Don't know much about "The Ventures" only that they sound a bit like "The Shadows" our British guitar playing group !!...or is it "Shads" sound like "The Vents"...I suppose that depends on who came first !!

1. Strawberry Fields Forever
2. Psychedelic Venture
3. Western Union
4. Guitar Psychedelics
5. Kandy Concoction
6. Reflections 

1. A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You
2. Endless Dream
3. Vibrations
4. Psyched Out
5. 1999 A D
6. Happy Together


The Carpenters..320 Kbps

1969 - 1973 Singles from "The Carpenters"...."Superstar & RainyDays And Mondays" is as one track no space between the tracks....Can't remember that as a single !!

1. We've Only Just Begun 
2. Top Of The World
3. Ticket To Ride
4. Superstar
5. Rainy Day's And Monday's
6. Goodbye To Love

1. Yesterday Once More
2. It's Gonna Take Some Time
3. Sing
4. For all We Know
5. Hurting Each Other
6. Close To You

Dr Hook..320 Kbps

Some slow songs now from "Dennis Locorriere" & "Ray Sawyer" the Lead singers of "Dr Hook" including a couple of their "Hits"!!

1. I Can't Touch The Sun
2. The Things I Didn't Say
3. Carry Me Carrie
4. When She Cries
5. Kiss It Away

1. Sing Me A Rainbow
2. Life Ain't Easy
3. Sylvia's Mother
4. Last Mornin'
5. Turn On The World


Elkie Brooks..320 Kbps

A great selection of songs from another underated singer that should have had more "Hits" than she has had !...this one was produced by "Jerry Lieber" & "Mike Stoller" in London & New York in 1976 !!

1. Love Potion No 9 
2. Spiritland
3. Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes
4. Sunshine After The Rain
5. Pearls A Singer

1. Mojo Hannah
2. Do Right Woman Do Right Man
3. You Did Something For Me
4. Night Bird
5. Saved


The Ray Conniff Singers..320 Kbps

Here's a "Conniff" I must have missed !! track is "Young And Foolish" 1966 was the year !!

1. Red Roses For A Blue Lady
2. Downtown
3. Charade
4. King Of The Road 
5. Edelweiss
6. Young And Foolish

1. Somewhere My Love
2. Days Of Wine And Roses
3. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
4. Would'nt It Be Luverly
5. So Long Farewell


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Salena Jones

After that French lesson we now have a singer that should have been more popular than she  was...Just checked on her on "Wikipedia" and she has been very succsessful and has quiet a write up on there worth having a look if anybody is interested.....she now lives in Ascot at the ripe age of 86 or maybe 72...bit of mix up when she was born

  Several reliable sources, including 60 Years of Recorded Jazz, 1917–1967 by Walter Bruyninckx,[1] and The Encyclopedia Yearbooks of Jazz by Leonard Feather,[2] give January 29, 1930 as the date of birth of the singer Joan Shaw. The liner notes for her 1961 LP Joan Shaw Sings For Swingers, also written by Feather, state that she "...began singing in amateur programs around town from the time she was 13. Within a couple of years she had graduated to local night clubs, and soon she had her first fling in New York, trying out in the amateur hour at the Apollo Theater. Soon after, in 1948, she was hired as band vocalist with a group led by Paul Williams....".[3] It is clear and uncontested that Joan Shaw later began using the name Salena Jones, after moving to England. However, the sources for Joan Shaw conflict with other sources such as AllMusic,[4] and The Rough Guide to Jazz,[5] which give Salena Jones' date of birth as January 29, 1944.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Les Compagnons De La Chanson

Getting more continental now from "Belgium" some "French" songs from the excellent "French Group" that is well known all over the world...and the songs are very familar so relax with some "Cheese & Wine" just like the Cover !!!!!


Dionne Warwick

We are still across the channel in "Belgium" with some "Golden Oldie's"


Jack Parnell Orchestra

And here is a second helping !!!

Side One
She (Theme from Seven Faces of Woman)
Spy Glass (Theme from Father Brown)
Affairs of The Heart
The Main Chance
Caine's Theme (Theme from Kung Fu)

Side Two
The Zoo Gang
The Brothers
The Lotus Eaters
Lands of The Mountain and The Flood (Theme from Sutherland's Law)
South Riding
Up to Date (Theme from Man About the House)

Jack Parnell Orchestra

Not posted any from across the channel in a while so here are some that "Bob" sent a while ago relax to some Instrumental memories of some Classic TV theme tunes !!

Elvis Presley..320 Kbps

We definitely know where this "Elvis" Live performance was "International Hotel" Las Vegas it has been doctored a bit you can tell by the endings and beginning of the seems a more polished production that the other post but that is probably where the men with the knobs on the machines come in !!....I'm sure that Elvis would have sung more songs that 10 !!

1. See See Rider
2. Release Me
3. Sweet Caroline
4. Runaway
5. The Wonder Of You

1. Polk Salad Annie
2. Yesterday
3. Proud Mary
4. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
5. Let It Be Me