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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Caterina Valente.320 Kbps

This lady is something else !!....she is also one of my favourite singers and will be on here in abundance !!...this L/P was bought in the 50's when I was in the army.... I was in "The Royal  Signals" in "Bahrain".....A very long shot comming up !!....IF by any chance anyone who's looking in was there in 1957/8 or even before or after get in touch !!!
Ok back to the L/P...the last track "Le Grisbi" has a jump on it tried to get rid of it but couldn't being that this is about 60 years old it has definatly wore well considering how many times it has been played !!....All the "Polydor" L/P issues have defininatly passed the test of time !!!

The cover on the right has been restored by "Anonymous" !!..Thank you!!! just shows what you can do if you have the KNOW HOW !!!!

1. Granada
2. There But For The Grace Of God
3. Siboney
4. I Love Paris

1. Look Into My Eyes
2. Similau
3. This Ecstacy
4. Le Grisbi


Ella Fitzgerald. Vol 1.320 Kbps

As anyone who visited my previous Blog will be aware that this is one of my favourite singers !! so I'll start with the second venture that Ella started singing the "Song Books"   the first is of course "The Cole Porter Song Book" which I will post later on.
I have seen Ella in concert about 5 or 6 times  and for anyone who never got to see her ! you have definatly missed out !!....when she sang the slow sweet songs you could hear a pin drop in the concert hall !!..and of course when she started on the"Scat" songs everybody went wild !!
I have sat with her in the back of Maroon Rolls Royce one time and also got a lift in the band bus another time....ahhhhhh...great great memories !!! 
Volume 1 & 2 posted together this time !!

1. Have You Met Miss Jones
2. You Took Advantage Of Me
3. A Ship Without A Sail
4. To Keep My Love Alive
5. Dancing On The Ceiling
6. The Lady Is A Tramp
7. With a Song In My Heart
8. Manhattan

1. Johnny One Note
2. I Wish I Were In Love Again
3. Spring Is Here
4. It Never Entered My Mind
5. This Cant Be Love 
6. Thou Swell
7. My Romance
8. Where Or When
9. Little Girl Blue

To Keep My Love Alive

Ella Fitzgerald.Vol 2.320.Kbps

And here is Volume 2.  
                                       34 classic songs sung by "The One And Only" !!

1. Give It Back To The Indians
2. Ten Cents A Dance
3. There's A Small Hotel
4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
5. Everthing I Got
6. I Could Write A Book
7. Blue Room
8. My Funny Valentine

1. Bewitched
2. Mountain Greenery
3. Wait Till You See Her
4. Lover
5. Isn't it Romantic
6. Here In My Arms
7. Blue Moon
8. My Heart Stood Still
9. I've Got Five Dollars

 The Information on this back sleeve is the same as Volume 1.


Ray Conniff & Orchestra.320 Kbps

S'wonderful by name and this L/P lives up to it !!....This was my first Ray Conniff bought in the 50's....Wow !!'s about 60 years old !!!..wish I had a pound for every time it has been played..I think I would be a millionare !!....some great arrangments as only "Conniff" does !!


Sunday, 9 June 2019

Francoise Hardy

A treat now for all the French Guy's & Gal's !!...none of the tracks seem familiar so I guess that they are all french songs....The L/P title is "My Youth Is Out Of The Way" that is according to Google Translate !!....the "Sound Bite" track seems a bit familiar !!....Oh yeah ! just noticed that 6 of the songs were written by her !!

7. Des Rons Dans L'eau

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Ted Heath Band

One of Britain's great Big Band Sound from the 50's and I was there !!! what with "Lita Roza" "Dickie Valentine" & "Dennis Lotis" it was a teenagers dream just to be there and listen !!...also loads of menories having a pint or so with some of the Band in "The Marquis Of Wellington" and even buying "Lita Roza" a coffee in the now defunct "Banners" Coffee Bar !! This of course was in "Leicester" !!!

Wrap your Trouble In Dreams

The New Seekers

A trip now to the early 70's and a gulp of "Coca Cola" to quench your thirst !!...Typical style of songs from the 70's Including of course the "Cola" song !!
 The group was formed after the disbanding of the successful 1960s Australian group the Seekers. Keith Potger, a member of the Seekers, put together the New Seekers in 1969, 

The Nickel Song

Acker Bilk & Bent Fabric

The advantage of having a "Archive" file is I suppose you can gather all the artists together and post them one after the other !!....BUT that would be a bit of a bore like "Too Much of a good Thing" or "Having your cake and eating it " or sayings of that ilk !!..Bob is responsible for this post as well....I'm glad about not having to swim !!!...cheers Bob !!

Alley Cat


Everybody's favourite Swedes !!!.....thought I'd better bring the Blog up to date even tho' its the 70's !!!... and we are 40 years lagging behind !!!...Ta Bob !!



The Piper

Monday, 27 May 2019

Tony Mottola.320.Kbps

Here's an L/P that will test your stereo equipment it's a brilliant one as are all the "Command Stereo" series !!.....Its from the early 60's and I can remember hearing a couple of tracks on the radio from a programme that  used to review the latest L/P off I went to the record shop to find it....It's been one of my favourites and has always been on and off the turntable from when I bought it....Play it loud to get the most from it..... But make sure the neighbours are not in !!!!!!

04. Careless Love.mp3

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Werner Muller & Orchestra.320 Kbps

Hold on to your speakers if you play this loud !!...One of the best of "Werner Muller's" Phase 4 Stereo !!...all to do with the sky world & stars !!!...another good one to test your "Equipment"!!
And do play it loud to get the best out of it......BUT be carefull don't blow your speakers !!!

1. You Are My Lucky Star
2. The High And Mighty
3. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
4. I Got The Sun In The Morning
5. Blue Moon
6. Look For A Star

1. Moonlight Becomes You
2. Over The Rainbow
3. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
4. The Moon Was Yellow
5. Stairway To The Stars
6. When You Wish Upon A Star


Blue Moon

4x45's 1. VA.320Kbps

Here is some of my 45's that I bought all those many years ago !!.....I did mention in my last Blog that I had bought a box of 45's from the internet about 20/30 years ago and I did start putting some on....BUT these are mine what I actually went out and bought...there is definatly a cross section of styles as my musical tastes did vary as you can see.....these will be popping up frequently along with some from the Box that I bought !!!

1. Uska Dara.....Eydie Gorme
2. Climb Up The Wall.....Eydie Gorme
3. They Shoot Horses Don't They.....Racing Cars
4. Four Wheel Drive.....Racing Cars
5. Let Em' In.....Billy Paul
6. I Think I'll Stay Home Today.....Billy Paul
7. I'll Remember April.....Caterina Valente & Chet Baker
8. Every Time We Say Goodbye.....Caterina Valente & Chet Baker

I'll Remember April

Four Men In A Boat..VA.

Here is a compilation which features 3 singers and an orchestra leader and it comes via "Bob" from "Belgium"....and if you are a new "Looker In" then you will hear at lot about "Swimming the Channel " "Chocolates" Ect Ect...and if you were a regular visitor to Luigi's then you will know whats coming...even the "Magic Carpet"  "Red Slippers"ect...That's another story !!!
Back to the L/P...a fine selection of well know songs sung great by the guys and not forgetting the Orchestrations....Enjoy some pleasant nostalgia

If I Ruled The world

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Annie Get Your Gun.WRC.320 Kbps

 A great effort from WRC....well worth a listen too...both the lead singers are great and definatly do the songs justice...and what a great voice "Maggie Fitzgibbon" has got !

1. Overture
2. Doin' What Comes Natur'ly
3. The Girl That I Marry
4. You Can't Get A Man With A Gun
5. They Say Its Wonderful
6. Show Business

1. I'm An Indian Too
2. My Defences Are Down
3. Moonshine Lullaby
4. I Got Lost In His Arms
5. I Got The Sun In The Morning
6. Anything You Can Do
7. Show Business

Moonshine Lullaby

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Shelly Mann & His Friends.

This "Modern Jazz" version is not so improvised as some of the MJ recordings are....yes there are some improvisations on the melody's but it still sticks to the main melody's so that you can recognise the songs.... they don't go meandering all over the place !!....Its a great one and in 1956 it was in the top Jazz L/P lists for quite some time over a year I believe !!!

2. On The Street Where You Live.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Sam Cooke.

Vintage tracks now from Sam Cooke... Hit Kit is a greatest-hits compilation by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. The package of previously released singles was assembled, according to Cashbox, for "quick commercial consumption.

3. For Sentimental Reasons.

Monday, 6 May 2019

The Airmen Of Note.

Some Big Band sounds now !!

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force and part of the United States Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, the "Note" is a touring big band that has attracted 18 professional jazz musicians from across the United States.

The band has presented jazz performances to audiences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia and produces broadcasts and recordings , with one release reaching number two on the JazzWeek jazz album chart. In 1954 the Airmen of Note played Miller's band in the movie The Glenn Miller Story.

1. Johnny One Note
2. Free Again
3. West Side Story
4. Madison Avenue Suite

1. Them There Eyes
2. When I Look Into Your Eyes
3. Glenn Miller Medley
4. Straighten Up And Down

3. Glenn Miller Medley.

Monday, 29 April 2019

The Tornados

Something now from the "Joe Meek" stable..From January 1962-August 1963 The Tornados were the backing band for Billy Fury (as well as recording and performing as an act in their own right); they toured and recorded with Fury as The Tornados. Their recordings with Fury were produced by Mike Smith and Ivor Raymonde.
Shades of "Telstar" on some of the tracks !!!!

1. Indian Brave
2. Flycatcher Listen
3. Dreams Do Come True
4. Lullaby For Gulia
5. Costa Monger 
6. Lonely Paradise

1. Chattanoga Choo Choo
2. Rip It Up
3. Alan's Tune
4. Cootenanny
5. Night Rider
6. Hymn For Teenagers

07 - Cattanoga Choo Choo.mp3