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Friday, 28 August 2015

Robert Young

Another one from across the Channel now...first time I have heard this Voice which is strange because although he is now not with us he was popular in the 70's and once again I must have been asleep !!....his voice has been compared to most of the big tenors over the years....Like "Mario Lanza" which I believe sometimes he does sound like him..."Bob" has sent me a couple more so I will be posting them as well .....so have a listen and comments would be cool !!





 

Paul Anka.

Paul Anka singing his Hit song "My Way" which he wrote the lyrics and other not so well known songs... All of them are written by him  either on his own or with collaborators... he now has a mature voice which comes through even though the picture on the front seems to be from his teenage years !!....Thanks "Bob" !!



 

Caterina Valente...320 Kbps

Big hair and flairs must be the 70's !!!..so a compilation of "Caterina's" 70's Hits mostly sung in German with Side 4 sporting  6 different languages....

Disc. 1

1. Canzone D'amore
2. Quando Quando
3. Tausend Rosarote Pfeile ( Little Arrows )
4. Einen Ring Mit Zwei Blutroten Steinen
5. Hava Nagilah Hava
6. Tschau Tschau Bambina

1. Popocatepeti Twist
2. Ich Hatt Getanzt Heut Nacht ( I Could Have Danced All Night ) 
3. Schau IchZum Himmelszelt
4. Ein Schiff Wird Kommen
5. Kleiner Gonzales ( Speedy Gonzales )
6. Wunderbar Wie Schon Der Abend War

Disc. 2

1. Der Sherriff Von Arkansas Ist Ne Lady
2. I Love You
3. Rosalie Murt nich Wienen
4. La Strada Del'amore
5. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu Strand Bikini
6. Sag Adieu ( Petite Fleur )

1. Blue Moon ( English )
2. Till ( Italian )
3. L'ame Des Poetes ( French )
4. Sakura (Japanese )
5. La Malaguena ( Spanish )
6. La Havanna a Paris ( Portugese )


 

The Chakachas.

Thanks to "Bob" we can now have a change of pace so get your dancing shoes on and have a "Whirl" !!!!...goes down well with the "Hoover" !!!!....Can't say much about this one...no info on the back sleeve !!...wish they would'nt do that !!!



 

Mary O'Hara.

A beautiful clear voice and an ocasional harp sound played by the Singer "Mary O'Hara" is as the L/P is called "Reflections" and you just do that !!....the songs are not well known so no "Hits" on this "Reflective" L/P ....so if you like a nice relaxing feet up eyes closed listening time go for it !!....The "Gem" on this one is "A Friend Of Mine"...great Lyrics !!!






Thursday, 27 August 2015

Rondo Veneziano.


This is the first time I have heard this orchestra and think they are great... and so different combining old and new concepts....I have more from "Bob" so looking forward to hearing them and posting them...in the meantime if you have not heard of this orch do yourself a favour and have a listen !!


 

Showaddywaddy..320 Kbps

Change of pace now !!..something for the "Rock & Rollers" out in the "Cosmos" !!..a couple of well known tracks with the rest of the tracks written by "Showaddywaddy"

1. Three Steps To Heaven
2. The Party
3. If You Know What I Mean
4. The Latest Craze
5.  Rocket Boots
6. Temptation

1. Rock And Roll Lady
2. Bony Moronie
3. Go Johnny Go
4. Cutie
5. Big Big Star
6. Everybody On Your Feet

 
 

Mario Lanza.

A "Mario Lanza" L/P in which he sings some popular songs as well as songs from "Opera's...Its a pity that he did not do more recordings of popular songs of the day...




 

Oh What A Lovely War.

Another "Show Original Cast Recording"...Once again if you have seen the show it will mean more than the people who have not seen it !!...but I believe that this one stands on its own and you can enjoy it for what it is !!....and there are some well known songs !!
This is a "Luigi" recomended listen to !! you'll be surprised I was !!

 

Ladies First.

A good compilation of songs from as it say's on the Front "Ladies"....nice to hear again some lesser well know "Hits " and some different "Ladies"




 

Friday, 21 August 2015

Vera Lynn

There are some singers that everything has been said about them and "Vera" is one of them so "Nuff" said from me !!!..Its all on the Back sleeve which is great !! ...for a change !!
This one and the previous one was courtesy of "Bob"



 

Jerry Vale

Some Italian Songs now at least I know "Jerry Vale" is an American singer that's about as far as I know so let the voice and songs do the talking !!



 

Joe Dolan.

I had to read up on "Wikipedia" about "Joe" because the name rang a bell but not the songs...seems that he was more popular on the continent than in England although he had several top hits here (must have been asleep) !!!.... a very good introduction is this L/P from "Bill" worth listening too if like me "Joe Dolan" is new to you !!
Must Admit I'm playing it a lot !!! I like his voice !!


 

Lulu..320 Kbps



As its says on the back cover "Pint Sized Lulu" singing most of her early hits from the 60's with the help of "Mickie Most " !!...A bit shakey on "Without Him" but comes into her own with all the rest....She is still as good today as she was when she recorded this...Yes her voice has changed but the experience and talent shines through !!!

1. Lets Pretend
2. I'm A Tiger
3. Love Loves To Love Love 
4. You And I
5. To Sir With Love
6. March

1. The Boat That I Row
2. Boom Bang-A-Bang
3. Without Him
4. Me The Peaceful Heart
5. Boy
6. Dreary Days And Nights







Golden Songs...320 Kbps

A very nice compilation spanning the 50's 60's & 70's now with a surprise track (to me that is) !! said track is the "Liza Minnelli" one of "Try To Remember"...I must say thaty if it was not there in black and white or should I say blue & white !! I would never had guessed it was her !!

1. Rambling Rose...Nat King Cole
2. Born Free...Matt Monro
3. Maybe This Time...Liza Minnelli
4. Bridge Over Troubled Waters...Nancy Wilson
5. Love Is Blue...Al Martino
6. Thats Amore...Dean Martin

1. Volare...Dean Martin
2. What Now My Love...Al Martino
3. I Taught Him Everything He Knows...Ella Fitzgerald
4. Try To Remember...Liza Minnelli
5. When I Fall In Love...Nat King Cole
6. Fever...Peggy Lee

 

Helmut Zacharias.

Up pops the "Magic Violins Ensemble" again for all you "Easy Listening Folks"...Must say i do like the Violin sound that Bob keeps sending So enjoy !!!



 

Cannon & Ball...320 Kbps


Now we have an English comedy Duo from the 80's popular on TV with their "Cannon & Ball" show !!...as with all the comic duo's shades of "Abbott & Costello" "Laurel & Hardy" Lewis & Martin" was all incorporated in their shows, and this L/P shows that once the comic stints are over both have decent voices...nothing to get exited about but still easy on the ear !!...The "Diamond" in the bundle of songs is definitely "Let Me Rock You"....don't know which one has the "Gravely"voice but it should have been featured more than it was !!!