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Friday, 18 April 2014

Helmut Zacharias & Orch...320 Kbps

The man with the "Magic" Violins strikes again and does a great job with some well known tunes !!!...Definitely for the "Easy Listeners Brigade" and I am One Of Them...Grrrrrrrrrrreat
Stuff !!!!


Georgie Fame....320 Kbps

 I always thought that "Georgie Fame" could do better than his "Pop" songs...and here is an L/P that just proves that...just a bit of inside information that I have read somewhere...on the first side of this album second track "Blossom" is dedicated to singer songwriter
 "Blossom Dearie" she wrote and recorded a song called "Sweet Georgie Fame" on one of her albums so he has reciprocated with one about her...Ain't that sweet !! the track "Vino Tequila" Hic Hic !! Side Two is better than Side One

40 Vocal Hits....320 Kbps

Here's a great compilation of recording's from the late 50's & 60's all first class singers and hits of the many memories I think for a lot of people.....OK there are loads of "Cheese" on this one but I doubt we will hear anything like them EVER again !!!!....Thank you "Bob" for this "Cool" collection !!!!


Charles Aznavour....320 Kbps

 Another Aznavour selection of songs sung in English and recorded in England sung as only "Charlie" can...I always think that the voice doesn't suit the face !!...BUT saying that its not a bad thing !!..the voice is great !!


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Ella Fitzgerald....320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested by Roger

Here is Ella's Gershwin Songbook Vol more to go and that's the lot.....Once again Ella at her peak and faultless arrangements by "Nelson Riddle"....

1. The Half Of It Dearie Blues
2. I Was Doing All Right
3. He Loves And She Loves
4. Love Is Sweeping The Country
5. Treat Me Rough

1. Love Is Here To Stay
2. Slap That Bass
3. Isn't It A Pity 
4. Shall We Dance
5. Love Walked In
6. You've Got What Gets Me 

Friday, 11 April 2014

Doris Day...320 Kbps

Another one from need to say anything about DD only that she was my "Pin Up" and favourite singer when I was a spotty teenager !!....I could sing along with her note for note and word for word on her "Canadian Capers"song...Ah!! sweet mystery of youth !!!

Concertorgel De Lange Gavioli...320 Kbps

Now here is something VERY different from across the channel via "Bob".....Those who like Organ music will find it interesting and those who don't WELL give it a download !
"Variety" is the spice of life and it could widen your music tastes !!...I like it !!!


Leo Sayer...320 Kbps


 I think that this was Leo's 2nd L/P a couple of great tracks are "Long Tall Glasses" and the song "One Man Band"!...

P.S. This I Believe is the best L/P that Leo has done....Produced by his then Manager & Promoter "Adam Faith"

2. Train
3. The Bells Of St Mary's
4. One Man Band
5. In My Life

1. When I Came Home This Morning
2. Long Tall Glasses
3. Another Time
4. Solo
5. Giving It All Away


Mamas & The Papas...320 Kbps

Here's a blast from the past from my "Gym Bunney"!! Lesley!!.....All of the popular hits from "John" "Denny" "Michele" & "Cass".

1. Monday Monday
2. Words Of Love
3. Go Where You Wanna Go
4. Spanish Harlem
5. Sing For Your Supper
6. My Girl

1. Dedicated To The One I Love
2. Do You Wanna Dance
3. Trip Stumble And Fall
4. California Earthquake
5. For The Love Of Ivy
6. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Total Sound...320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Nathan

Here's another compilation L/P from the "Studio 2 Stereo" Series....14 Tracks that supposed to get you into the "Stereo" sound !!

 1. Theme From Film 2001....Ron Goodwin & Orch
2. Something....Tony Mottola
3. Oh Happy Day....Helmut Zacharias & Orch
4. My Cherie Amour....Basil Henriques
5. Aquarius....Enoch Light & The Brass Menagerie
6. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
7. Rakoczy March...Semprini

 1. Midnight Cowboy....Manuel
2. Ob-La-Di Ob-La Da....The Original Brasso Band
3. Shuffle Off To Broadway....Louie Belson
4. Bridge Over Troubled Waters....Franck Pourcel & Orch
5. Bond Street....Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
6. A Whiter Shade Of Pale....Wout Steenhuis & Peter Schilperoort
7. Quantanamera....Tony Mottola

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Richard Clayderman...320 Kbps

Now as you know I like Piano Music but I was a little disapointed in this L/P...The arangements were good and the piano playing was good not a dropped note BUT it lacked that certain "Magic" & "Spark"!!!....Like you have the "Honky Tonk" of the "Winifred Attwell" the "Brilliance"& "Originality" of "Peter Nero" and not forgetting the "Jazz Hands" of "Andre Previn" and even the "Sing A Long" of "Russ Conway"......No doubt they are hundreds or probably millions of fans of  "Richard's" that will disagree with me !!!....But I would have liked a bit more OOMPH !!!

Annie Haslam...320 Kbps

Re- Post Requested by Bill

This is Annie Haslam  having a go at the classics with the "Royal Philharmonic Orch"...not a bad effort but I think that she could have gone further with it and put a bit a rhythm in the tracks like "Waldo De Los Rios" did !!!

P.S. After recording it again and listening to this L/P again I take back what I said in the above 
"Quote".....Its perfect how it is and I guess the "rhythm" bit I mention would spoil it.....
Sooooooooo if you like your popular classic melody's sung then have a listen to this !!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Helmut Zacharias...320 Kbps

One more for the easy listeners brigade !! That man with the great violin sound !! brought to you by Bob... Cheers Bob for all your generosity and time !!


Funny Girl Broadway Cast...320 Kbps

Re-Post Requested By Roland

 This is the Broadway Cast production of Funny Girl....with as you can see "Sydney Chaplin" in the part of "Nick Arnstein" opened in Boston on January 13th 1964 then Philadelphia...then it opened at the "Winter Garden" New York on March 26th 1964 !!

1. Overture.....Orch
2. If A Girl Is'nt Pretty....Jean Stapelton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan
3. I'm The Greatest Star....Barbra Streisand
4. Cornet Man....Barbra Streisand
5. Who taught Her Eveything....Kay Medford, Danny Meehan
6. His Love Makes Me Beautiful....John Lankston, Barbra Streisand
7. I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight....Sydney Chapman, Barbra Streisand
8. Henry Street....Cast
9. People....Barbra Sreisand

1. You Are Woman....Sydney Chaplin, Barbara Streisand
2. Don't Rain On My Parade....Barbra Streisand
3. Sadie Sadie....Barbra Streisand
4. Find Yourself A Man....Danny Meehan, Kay Medford, Jean Stapelton
5. Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat....Danny Meehan, Barbra Streisand
6. Who are You Now....Barbra Streisand
7. The Music That Makes Me Dance....Barbra Streisand
8. Don't Rain On My Parade....Barbra Streisand

Petula Clark...320 Kbps

Here's Petula being produced by her then husband "Claude Wolff"and I presume it was recorded in France....A great recording of "My Funny Valentine" of recording is about 1969...another great pic of Petula

1. Happy Heart
2. If Ever You're Lonely
3. Games People Play
4. Love Is The Only Thing
5. When I Was A Child
6. The Ad

1. My Funny Valentine
2. Lovin' Things
3. When I Give My Heart
4. Let It Be Me
5. Some
6. The Windmills Of Your Mind


AM.Stereo 70...320 Kbps

 Here's a pretty good compilation L/P with some very classy hits on it every track is well known so KUDOS to the A&R men from A&M !!!

1. I'll Never Fall In Love Again....Burt Bacharach
2. Zorba The Greek....Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass
3. Windmills Of Your Mind....The Sandpipers
4. Look Around....Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
5. Those Were The Days....Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band

1. Constant Rain....Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
2. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head....Burt Bacharach
3. Love Is Blue....Claudine Longet
4. Cuando Sali De Cuba....The Sandpipers
5. Yo Soy Ese Amor....Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass

Friday, 28 March 2014

Shirley MacLaine.320 Kbps

Another live performance L/P this time with as you can see "Shirley Maclaine" in 1976 at 
"The Palace Theatre" New York....with songs from mostly "Sweet Charity" the other are also songs from the "Shows" she has quite a pleasant voice when she sings slowly and not in "Broadway" Mode...note "She's A Star"....