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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Lock-Down & Re-Posts

Its now been some time since all of my files from "Zippyshare" are not available as eveybody is now getting the 403 Forbidden page from England and many other countries......So if anyone wants a re-post on any of the posts just leave a comment on the page that you we are now in Lock-Down and confined to only go out when necessary I could be spending more time on the Blogs.... I will be using "PixelDrain" & "Mega" if one of these doesn't work for you let me know in the comment which one you want... so feel free to make  any comment for re-posts or anything else...Cheers....Espo

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

David Soul.320.Kbps

 This I think was David's first recording...he had a hand in writing four of the songs on this L/P...a nice set of songs for a first try....That is if I'm right...One that stands out for me is "Black Bean Soup "!!

P.S. Track 1 on first side is "The Wall & 1927 Kansas City" no gap in track !!

1. The Wall / 1927 Kansas City 
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Hooray For Hollywood
4. Landlord
5. Seem To Miss So Much

1. One More Mountain To Climb
2. Ex Lover
3. Topanga
4. Black Bean Soup
5. Kristofer David

       4. Black Bean Soup.

I’M YOURS, Eydie Gorme, ABC #10006 1959

4 x 45's 3. VA

Another selection of my personal 45's !!!...not the ones I bought from the Internet ! they will come later !!

1. This Must Be Wrong.....Caterina Valente
2. Babalu.....Caterina Valente
3. Where Are You Now.....Jackie Trent
4. On The Other Side Of The Tracks.....Jackie Trent
5. I'm Yours.....Eydie Gorme
6. Don't Take Your Love From Me.....Eydie Gorme
7. True Love.....Jane Powell
8. Mind If I make Love To You.....Jane Powell

       1. This Must Be Wrong.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Carmen McRae

Here's a great Singer

Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1922 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century and is remembered for her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretation of lyrics. McRae was inspired by Billie Holiday, but she established her own voice. She recorded over sixty albums and performed worldwide.
Back in New York in the early 1950s, McRae got the record contract that launched her career. She was voted best new female vocalist of 1954 by DownBeat magazine. Among her most interesting recording projects were Mad About The Man (1957) with composer Noël Coward, Boy Meets Girl (1957) with Sammy Davis, Jr.

McRae sang in jazz clubs throughout the United States—and across the world—for more than fifty years. She was a popular performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival (1961–63, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1982), performing with Duke Ellington's orchestra at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1980, singing "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1989. She left New York for Southern California in the late 1960s, but appeared in New York regularly, usually at the Blue Note, where she performed two engagements a year through most of the 1980s....( Info Edited From Wikipedia )

1. When You're Away
2. The More I See You
3. I Only Have Eyes For You
4. Willingly
5. If I Could be With You
6. I'll Be Seeing You

1. I Concentrate on You
2. Ain't Misbehaving
3. When You Lover has Gone
4. I'm Glad There Is You
5. Two Faces In The Dark

       2. Ain't Misbehaving.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Ray Conniff & Orchestra. 320.Kbps

 When I first bought this L/P it was not off the turntable for months....It was the first of his "Rhythm" Titles....

1. Oklahoma
2. People Will Say Were In Love
3. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
4. Oh What A Beautiful Morning
5. Hello Young Lovers
6. Getting To Know You / I Whistle A Happy Tune

1. On The Street Where You Live
2. I Could Have Danced All Night / I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
3. A Wonderful Guy
4. Bali Ha'i
5. Younger Than Springtime
6. Some Enchanted Evening

       3. A Wonderful Guy.

Glenn Miller. 320. Kbps

As you can see from the front cover this L/P is from the soundtrack of the two films that Glenn Miller made...Great to see that his line up at that time included "Billy May" and "Ray Anthony" both as we all know became "Band Leaders" under there own steam!!!!...included is two classic Miller tracks....great stuff love the "Swing " bands of the 40's & 50's !!

1. In The Mood
2. Boom Shot
3. Serenade In Blue
4. Bugle Call Rag

1. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
2. You Say The Sweetest Things Baby
3. It Happened In Sun Valley
4. Measure For Measure
5. Moonlight Sonata

       1. In The Mood.

Pal Joey. 320. Kbps

Sorry for all the scratches snaps crackles and pops on this L/P..Its one of a few I lent out years ago and they were returned like it...even the covers were ripped had to get the above from "google" but couldn't find the back....That was a lesson I learned not to lend out L/P's !!
It is of course the soundtrack from the film complete with all the orchestration tracks
Sinatra sings on 6 tracks Kim Novac on 2 and Rita Hayworth on 2....Its a good memory of a classic film !!

P.S. Did find the back but not a very good one !!

       7. Zip / I Could Write A Book.

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

       2. Zorba The Greek.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Cashman Pistilli & West.320 Kbps

 If you like "Simon & Garfunkel" then you will like these guy's their style is very similar...I have posted earlier two "Cashman & West" L/P's ....they are here again plus one "Pistilli"!!

 1. Some Of My Friends Are People
2. Sandy When She's Sleeping
3. The Feeling That I Get
4. Nothin' Else On My Mind
5. Oscurita

1. Sausalito
2. The Next Girl That I Marry
3. Vespers
4. Richard And Me
5. Signs
6. The People Of The City

      1. Sausalito

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Tony Mottola. 320 Kbps

 This L/P has definatly not got a little man fiddling with the knobs and slides !!...Its how a guitar should be played....Fantastic track "Something" and just listen to the arrangments on "Heart And Soul" & "Georgia"....A must for all you "Easy Listeners" out there !!!

1. Les Bicyclettes De Belsize
2. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
3. The Impossible Dream
4. Guitar Underground
5. Something
6. Little Green Apples
7. Lay Lady Lay

1. Little Arrows
2. Heart And Soul
3. Georgia
4. Lullaby Of The Leaves
5. Hey Jude
6. Tony's Tune
7. Tequila

    3. Georgia

Ted Heath And His Music

So we have another big band sound from John's record store  thanks John !!!...can't get enuff of big bands sound !!

     9. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Petula Clark

Here's Pet in 1977...not a Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent song in sight !!..but she does do a good "Disco" version...I guess every singer at about this time was giving disco a shot !!...But a very good selection of songs with Petula in a More subdued  and not so bouncy mood...

1. I'm Not In Love
2. Smiley
3. I Really Didn't Mean To Write This Song Today
4. When Your Gone
5. What Are You Doing Here
6. Songbird

1. Your my Destiny
2. When The Going Rough
3. If You Leave Me Now
4. Put A Little Sunbeam In Your life
5. I Feel The Love Go Round
6. Put it back Together

   1. I'm Not In love

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Glen Campbell

As "The Cheerful Earfull" Says !!..."Buckets Of Sad ".... for the passing of Glen Campbell he certainly could play the guitar and this L/P shows that he was a first rate player !!! as well as a good singer !...but on this L/P there is only one track that he sings with this L/P he should be remembered for his Guitar playing as well. !!!!

    1. 12 String Special

Anthony Newley

 Wow ! what have we here !!..I guess that you could say that this is a "Classic" Too and a rare one as well from 1961 !!

    1. Pop Goes The Weasel

Fran Jeffries

NO this is not a "Porn" recording !!!....just a set of tunes sung well for your pleasure  by a wonderfully warm sultry tastefull provocative sound of "Fran Jeffries" !!

    5. I Thought Of You Last Night

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Holst Planets Suite.320 Kbps

 Now I think we will dive into the "Cosmos" and go all classical for a change !!....Most people will be aware of the track "Mars" but I wonder how many knows where it comes from !!...Sooooooooo folks it's here !!!
The Planets Suite was first performed in September 1918 so it is a fairly modern piece of classical music and its a "Beaut"...On the back sleeve there is a very good description of the moods of music of the tracks written by "Imogen Holst"who I assume to be the daughter of the be adventurous and give it a go !!

 1. Mars
2. Venus
3. Mercury

1. Jupiter
2. Saturn
3. Uranus
4. Neptune 

   1. Mars

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin "Live" !!...gets no better than "Yeah" !!!

   12. Love For Sale

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Fairport Covention

Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as a key group in the English folk rock movement.
Their seminal album Liege & Lief is considered to have launched the electric folk or English folk rock movement, which provided a distinctively English identity to rock music and helped awaken much wider interest in traditional music in general. The large number of personnel who have been part of the band are among the most highly regarded and influential musicians of their era and have gone on to participate in a large number of significant bands, or enjoyed important solo careers.....Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist. (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album). It is also the very first Fairport album on which all songs have either been adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. By introducing songs of this genre into the group's repertoire Denny, who had previously sung and recorded traditional folk songs as a solo artist, was instrumental in this transformation. Although Denny quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music almost exclusively within the traditional British folk music idiom, and are still most strongly associated with it.

Once again an L/P from over the pond that I have not heard and know nothing about !!..Good job we have "Wikipedia" to fill in the gaps !!! should have been around in the 50's would have saved me shoe leather and time traipsing all round the record shops looking for particular records !! ......thanks John for hedificating me !!!!

1. Come All Ye
2. Reynardine
3. Matty Groves
4. Farewell Farewell

1. The Deserter
2. Medley
3. Tam Lin
4. Crazy Man Michael

   3. Matty Groves

Curt Prima

The Organ strikes again !! this time it has Power ! and giving us loads of "Symphonic" Music to digest !!... Shades of "Hooked On Classics" !!!! always something different from Bob !!

   2. Furioso Total