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Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Knack...John Barry

Mood music now from a 60's film that I remember seeing...seems from the cover that it won a "Best Picture" at the Cannes Film festival.....One for the collectors of Film Scores !!!

06. The Knack.mp3

James Brown

Early James Brown !!

03 - Again.mp3

Fats Domino

We are still across the pond courtesy of John and we have some goodies !!!
1. Along The Navajo Trail
2.  You Win Again
3. One Night
4. I'm Alone Because I Love You 
5. Wont You Come On Back
6. Trouble Blues

1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 
2. Good Hearted Man
3. Your Cheatin' heart
4. Let The Four Winds Blow
5. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
6. Am I Blue

07 - I can't give you anything but love.mp3

Chris Conner

Now then through the magic of the Internet we have got a musical trip to "Paris" via John's "New York" record Store !!...whizzing away to "England"...and then everybody in the "Cosmos" can have a listen too !!!....this is a very atmostpheric recording you could well be there!!...another great find from John !!

06 The Second Time Around.mp3

Don McLean.320kbps

 This is a Double L/P of Dons "Live" Concerts in England....recorded at "Manchester,Bristol and Oxford"....Some of the tracks I have recorded have two or three songs in them , that's when he does go from one song into another so no gaps..He is one of the few singers that sounds exactly as he does on his records hence all the cheers of his audience...all 27 tracks are good !!

Side 1 & 2....Side 3 & 4

 Side 1
1. Magdalene Lane
2. Masters Of War
3. Wonderful Baby
4. Where Were You Baby
5. Empty Chairs
6. Geordie's Lost His Penker
7. Babylon

Side 2
1. And I Love You So
2. Mactavish Is Dead
3. Cripple Creek / Muleskinner Blues
4. Great Big Man
5. Bronco's Bills Lament
6. Happy Trails
7. Circus Song
8. Birthday Song
9. On The Amazon

Side 3
1. American Pie
2. Over The Waterfall / Arkansas Traveler
3. Homeless Brother
4. Castles In The Air
5. Three Flights Up

Side 4
1. Lovesick Blues
2. Winter has Me In Its Grip
3. The Legend Of Andrew McCrew
4. Vincent
5. Till Tomorrow

Sister Rosetta Tharpe.320 Kbps


 This one I will leave the comments to the back sleeve....don't know much about gospel music so I'll keep quiet !!

1. Nothing Between
2. He's The Lily Of The Valley
3. Seeking For Me
4. Shine Four Jesus 
5. Never Alone
6. I Do Don't You

1. God Lead Us Along
2. The Family Prayer
3. What Are They Doing In Heaven
4. I Saw The Light
5. Blow Ye Trumpet In Zion
6. Oh The Joy That Came To Me

02. He's the Lily Of The Valley.mp3 

jaki whitren 'rock and roll gypsies'

Court of Miracles feat' Jaki Whitren 'spirit soul hearted'

Jaki Whitren.320 Kbps


  I am very glad that I started this blog because of all the great music that I am re-discovering....L/P's that I havn't played for years bringing back loads of memories....True I could have played them at any time but doing this Blog means that I have to listen to every track whilst recording them and it's Great !!....This L/P when I first got it was never off the turntable for quite some the 70's when this was recorded when Jaki was about 19 there was no "Internet" were you could go and find out about any artists so I didn't know much about you can "Google" her and get all the information that you want ...and that's what I did and glad that I did...the video's above is what she is doing today and Boy does she sound just as good as she did nearly 40 years ago when she made this L/P....I urge those of you who want to hear a fresh New Voice to have a download and see what you think !!..Take note of "Give Her A Day" and "Human Failure"...FANTASTIC...And she wrote all the songs herself except one !!

1. New Horizon
2. Oh Little Boy
3. A Little Bit Extra Please
4. Country Life
5. To A Friend Through A Friend
6. But Which Way Do I Go

1. Give Her The Day
2. Ain't It Funny
3. I've Thought Hard About It
4. As That Evening Sun Goes Down
5. Human Failure
6. Running All The Time 

08. Ain't It Funny.mp3

Lena Horne.320 Kbps


 This as you can see is a live performance so there is no gaps between the tracks so had to record it as "Track 1 & Track 2"...recorded in 1961


Barbra Streisand.320 Kbps


 This is Barbra's first L/P recorded in 1963....I think it took her about 4 L/P's before she got complete control of her voice....saying that it's still a fantastic L/P....I first heard of her on a T/V show called "The Bernard Braden Show"...BOY that's going back some years !!!...I think I must have been the first person to buy her L/P had to order it because no one had even heard of her and it took about a fortnight before I finally got it...6 Months later everybody was "Streisand " Mad !!

1. Cry Me A River
2. My Honey's Loving Arms
3. I'll Tell The Man In The Street
4. A Taste Of Honey
5. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf 
6. Soon It's Gonna Rain

1. Happy Days Are Here Again
2. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
3. Much More
4. Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking
5. A Sleepin' Bee

08. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now.mp3

VA. Easy Together.320 Kbps


Another compilation.....Now here we have a good compilation L/P that has 3 classic tracks on it !! I'll just say "Tommy" "Gene" & "Ella" The record company's sure has a peculiar sense of a mixture in this case !!

1. Burning Bridges....Mike Curb Congregation
2. Sandy's Theme....James Last & Orchestra
3. Meditation....Astrud Gilberto
4. Diamonds Are Forever....John Barry
5. Just An Old Fashioned Love Song....New Seekers
6. It's All In The Game....Tommy Edwards
1. Bye Bye Blues....Bert Kaempfert & Orchestra
2. Singin' In The Rain....Gene Kelly
3. Manhattan.....Ella Fitzgerald
4. Vincent....David Rose & Orchestra
5. John Shaft....Sammy Davis
6. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head....Arthur Fieldler & Boston Pops Orchestra 

06. It's All In The Game.mp3

Andy Fairweather Low.320 Kbps


This L/P contains one of my favourite tracks from the 70s!!...I wonder how many of you out there in the "Cosmos" will guess which one it is !!!.......Yep your right !!!'s the sound bite !!

1. My Buckets Got A Hole In It
2. Jump Up And Turn Around
3. Halfway To Everything
4. La Booga Rooga
5. Champagne Melody

1. If That What It Takes
2. 8 Ton Crazy
3. Grease It Up
4. Wide Eyed And Legless
5. Inner City Highwayman

09. Wide Eyed And Legless.mp3

Linda Clifford.320.Kbps


 Well we've had Jazz, Classical, Hilbilly, Bluegrass, Piano, so I reckon its time for some "Disco"
a great L/P with a very different version of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"...hope you like it !!

1. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
2. Let Me Be Your Woman
3. Don't Give It Up
4. Hold Me Close

1. One Of Those Songs
2. Don't Let Me Have Another Bad Dream
3. I Can't Let This Good Thing Get Away
4. Sweet Melodies

02. Let Me Be Your Woman.mp3

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Randy Edelman.320 Kbps


There is a bit of a story that goes with this L/P....I was listening to the radio in the early 70's and heard a song called "The Woman On Your Arm"...I didn't catch the name of the singer so I had to resort to song title catalogue's in record shops to try and find it....these days you would google it and there it would be !!...but in the distant 70's you had to rely on record shops....but I drew a blank every shop I went too couldn't find it...I was disappointed because I thought it was a great song...I did try for a while but still had no luck so I more or less forgot about it.....THEN I was looking in a junk shop that sold second hand records and found this one....didnt take much notice of it it was in a box of about 100 not much was there but I did pick it up and look at the track was just a fluke and lo and behold "The Woman On You Arm" was looking up at me !! I asked if the track could be played in the shop they did have a record player just to make sure it was the right song and "Bingo" it was..and it only cost 50p !!
The L/P is a great one all the songs are written by "Randy" and like "Don McLean" each song tells a story which is great not like some of the random lyrics of todays songs !!....another great track is "I Am A Dancer" after all my hype I hope everybody who downloads it enjoys it !!
1. Bluebird
2. Pistol Packin' Melody
3. I Am A Dancer
4. Where Did We Go Wrong
5. Stan The Pantsman

1. You Are The Sunlight I Am The Moon
2. The Woman On Your Arm
3. Isn't It A Shame
4. Everbody Wants To Call You Sweetheart
5. June Lullaby
07. The Woman On Your Arm.mp3

Dorothy Squires.320 Kbps


  Dorothy Squires has got quite a distictive voice and on this L/P as the title say's she is singing her own songs that she has wrote....maybe some of you out there in the 'cosmos' have probably never heard of her so maybe a little info will help....her voice is deep... so if I said that it is the very oposite of the voice of "Blossom Dearie"maybe you will get an idea of it !!...seems that she wrote the lyrics and composed the tunes of most of the tracks on this L/P...there is a sameness about the songs but they are good....and of course she was married to "James Bond" and "The Saint" (AKA) "Roger Moore" at some point !!

1. Look Around
2. With all My Heart
3. Tammy Tell Me True
4. The Good Things
5. Point Of No Return
6. Two Strangers Met

1. Torremolinos
2. When There's Love In Your Heart
3. Where Can I Go
4. Precious Love
5. Your Flowers Arrived To Late 
6. Play It To The Rules

07. Torremolinos.mp3

Perry Como.320 Kpbs


 Here's one that is not a compilation it was produced by "Chet Atkins" recorded in "Nashville Tennessee"in 1973 !!

1. And I Love You So
2. Killing Me Softly With Her Song
3. For The Good Times
4. Aubrey
5. Sing

1. I Want To Give
2. Tie A Yellow Ribbon
3. I Thought About You
4. It All Seems To Fall Into Line
5. I Believe In Music

08. I Thought About You.mp3

Linda Lewis.320.Kbps


 Linda Lewis has a voice that you either love or hate....I love it !!....A very talented singer songwriter...Its one of those L/P's that the more you listen to it the better it have a listen Folk's !!!!....All the tracks are original songs none of them I recognise so its definatly an aquired taste of the voice and music !!

1. Fathoms deep
2. I'm In Love Again
3. Red Light Ladies
4. If I Could
5. Kingman Tinman
6. Lullabye

1. Play Around
2. Wise Eyes
3. Guffer
4. Goodbye Joanna
5. On The Stage
6. Moles

04. If I Could.mp3

The Lettermen.320Kbps

Re-Post..requested by Richard & Busty Lopez

 Here's a nice gentle sound from 1962 from 3 Guy's called "Jim Tony & Bob" !!..Its great to hear all the words of the songs and actualy understand what the song is about !!

 1. Let It Be Me
2. I Will Love You
3. Love Me Tender
4. Michael
5. Summer's Come And Gone
6. A Tree In The Meadow

1. Silly Boy
2. I Told the Stars
3. When you Wish Upon A Star
4. Lonely Little Girl
5. Unchained Melody
6. Again 

02. I Will Love You.mp3

Portsmouth Sinfonia.

Re posting the L/P below reminded me that tucked away in the folds of the carpet was.. after that whizzing trip to John's record store a likely companion to the "Mozart's" style Beatles Aria's !!! your ears have not  gone funny !!!......No sound Bites to spoil the fun !!!

1. Peer Gynt
2.  In The Hall Of The Mountain King
3. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
4. Nutcracker Suite
5. Beethoven's 5th Symphony
6. William Tell Overture

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. Blue Danube Waltz
3. Air From Suite No 3
4. Farandole
5. Jupiter


Cathy Berberian.320 Kbps

 When I first heard some of the tracks on this L/P I thought it was a joke but after listening to the tracks in detail It's really quite doubt there will be many of you who decide to download it will think it's rubbish but I like it..maybe it's a case of the more you listen the better it becomes...just keep an open mind about it.....Sooooooooo if you like the Beatles songs ala "Mozart"go for it !!!
1. Ticket To Ride
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
3. Michelle
4. Eleanor Rigby
5. Yellow Submarine
6.Here There And Everywhere 

1. Help
2. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
3. Yesterday
4. Can't Buy Me Love
5. Girl
6.A Hard Days Night

07. Help.mp3

Tony Bennett.320.Kbps

This is a second compilation of Tony's Greatest Hits....BUT in reality it is a selection of his tracks from numerous L/P's.....As usual it's great and is in fine voice on all tracks !!

What was all the controversy about the track "Georgia Rose"????...didn't hear anything in England about it...would be interested if anyone knows anything please leave comment !!!

1. People
2. For Once In My Life
3. The Shadow Of Your Smile
4. Yesterday I Heard The Rain
5. My Favourite Things
6. Watch What Happens

1. Fly Me To The Moon
2. How Insensitive
3. Georgia Rose
4. A Time For Love
5. The Gentle Rain

09. Georgia Rose.mp3