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Friday, 15 January 2021

Les Swingle Singers

Ok "Marmite" time coming up !!...still on the "Jazz" theme but this time a bit different ...by the end of it you maybe a bit "Bached" out !!!...but enjoy the different experience !!...and go with the flow !!!... "Doobee Doobee Do "...Thanks for this "Bob"


      2. Le Swingle Singers Bach

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Gladys Knight & The Pips..320 Kbps



Here is a double L/P that had me thinking whether or not they were all original recordings till I got to "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"and now I believe that they are all re-recordings....I might be wrong but not having any GK&TP's singles or even any of their L/P's can't be 100%...maybe someone out in the "wide wide wide web" could shed some light !!

And they have !!!!.......Blogger Vinyl Room said...
It would appear after listening to side 1 anyway that they are indeed the original recordings.

Record number two are also original recordings. 

L/P 1.

1. The Way We Were
2. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
3. Make Yours A Happy Home
4. Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me
5. Better You Go Your Way
6. I Feel A Song In My Heart
7. The Going Ups And The Coming Downs

1. So Sad The Song
2. The Need To Be
3. You And Me Against The World
4. The Look Of Love
5. Tenderness Is His Way
6. Part Time Love
7. Feel Like Makin' Love

L/P. 2

1. Baby Don't Change Your Mind
2. I've Got To Use My Imagination
3. Just Walk In My Shoes
4. Daddy Could Swear I Declare
5. Don't Burn Down The Bridge
6. Storms Of Troubled Times
7. On And On
8. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

1. Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye
2. Help Me Make It Through The Night
3. Where Peaceful Waters Flow
4. At Every End Theres A Begining
5. Where Do I Put His Memory
6. Love Finds Its Own Way
7. Seconds




Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Harry James & His Band

This one is courtesy of "John" over the pond !...
I wonder why "Swing Jazz Bands" went out of fashion in the 70's ???....Harry James Band at its best !! 

 For those of you fortunate enough to have this old LP of Harry James, "One Night Stand" you have the very best of James and his orchestra. Yes, there were recordings that were more popular, more famous. But this was the best jazz, the finest of the big band and yes, a fine example of Harry at his solo best.

1. Ultra
2.  Blues (From An American In Paris)
3. Mam Bongo
4. Memphis Blues
5. The Flight Of The Bumble Bee
6. There They Go

1. Jackpot Blues
2. You Go To My Head
3. Don't Stop
4. Feet Draggin' Blues
5. Back Beat Bookie


Flight Of The Bumbble Bee

Dionne Warwick

Yep ! make way for this sultry singer !...I wonder if the above photo's were "Photo Shoped" !!
There are two of Dionne's hits on this L/P along with popular songs of the day !!

1. A House Is Not a Home
2. People
3. They Long To Be Close To You
4. The Last One To Be Loved
5. Land Of Make Believe
6. Reach Out For Me

1. You'l Never Get To Heaven
2. Walk On By
3. Wishin' And Hopin'
4. I Smiled Yesterday
5. Get Rid Of Him
6. Make The Night A Little Longer

 
You'll Never Get To Heaven

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Elaine Delmar.320.Kbps


Once again a great singer who seems to have disappeared this was recorded in 1968 if I can remember she was on TV a few times and the radio....It seems that we have had quite a few realy good singers in the 60/70's that we don't hear anymore now which is a pity because she has a good voice...best track title track"Sneakin' up on you"...with "Why can't I Go To Him" a close second..

1. Shadow Of The Evening
2. Come For A Dream
3. Where Is Love
4. When I Learn To Love Again
5. Those Were The Days

1. Sneakin' Up On You
2. What Love Can Do
3. Very Slowly
4. Too Much Loneliness
5. Champagne Rose
6. Why Can't I Go To Him





      1. Sneakin' Up On You

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Friday, 11 December 2020

Enoch Light &The Brass Menagerie

A bit of "Enoch" always goes down well !!...and we have a "New Stereo 4" process !!!....I would guess that it would be the same process as "Decca's Phase 4 Stereo"....can't seem to see a date on the sleeve but I would guess the 60's !!.....Oooop's Wrong !!....All you electronic experts out there here is the definition !!!...It's Gobbly-Gook to me !!!!...but it makes interesting reading !!!
Oh Yea ! there are some great arrangements and sounds on this L/P !! and plenty of loud "Brass" !!

 
Stereo-4, also known as EV (from Electro-Voice) or EV-4, was a matrix 4-channel quadraphonic sound system developed in 1970 by Leonard Feldman and Jon Fixler.
The system was heavily promoted by RadioShack stores in the USA, and there were quite a few companies that released albums encoded in this format. It is said it was the first commercial quadraphonic matrix system in the market. In America it was the first commercial quadraphonic system.
EV used different sets of coefficients for encoding and decoding. Most other systems have decode coefficients that mirror the encode coefficients. Therefore the EV Stereo-4 matrix was something in between a 2-2-4 derived system and a 4-2-4 matrix system. EV decoders were sometimes used to produce pseudo 4-channel effects from 2-channel stereo recordings.
The original EV system was compatible with the Dynaquad DY system, and is closely related to Sansui's QS Regular Matrix system. The EV and QS records are very close to each other—it would take an expert to tell them apart by ear.

1. Blowin' In The Wind
2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 
3. My Favourite Things
4. Wichita Lineman
5. The Fool On The Hill
6. I've Gotta Be Me

1. Touch Me
2. California Dreaming
3. Both Sides Now
4. Happily Ever After
5. Put Your Head On My Shoulder
6. Soulful Strut

     3. My Favourite Things

Anthony Newley

Some of "Anthony Newley's" early recordings of 45's hits !!

1. Personality
2. Strawberry Fair 
3. Why
4. I've Waited so Long
5. D-darling
6. Bee Bom
7. Once In A Lifetime

1. Pop Goes The Weasel
2. Do You Mind
3. That Noise
4. If She Should Come To You
5. And The Heavens Cried 
6. Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss
7.  What Kind Of Fool Am I

     2. Strawberry Fair 

Anne Shelton


 Whats this !!!.one of my favourite singers at the back of the shelf !!...that's not right so here she is all " bright and bushy tailed" and dusted for you to appreciate...Thanks "John" for this Gem!......We have 2 "I Shall Return" and "Lovelest Night Of The Year " must be still buzzing around somewhere !!!!



That's The Chance You Take

Lita Roza.320.Kbps


 This L/P has to be listened to when the lights are low and you have 100% concentration....to get the most out of listening to it put your feet up grab yourself a drink and just relax and let the voice waft over you !!....a beautiful set of songs sung by a great singer who unfortunately is no longer with us....and just one swinging track so if you fall asleep it will bring you back with a bump !!

 1. How Did He look
2. Trust In Me
3. This Is No Laughing Matter
4. Misty
5. I'll Close My Eyes
6. Paradise

1. Wild Is The Wind
2. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
3. But Beautiful
4. Tenderly
5. Wee Small Hours
6. They Say


     1. How Did He Look

Sandie Shaw.320.Kbps

This Sandie Shaw L/P starts off great.. Side One Track One great.. Side Two Track One cool version of "Satisfaction"..I wish she had carried on and done the rest of the album like the first tracks on both sides....Having said that it is still a good L/P but it is the Sandie Shaw that we were used to in the 60's....Later on she did change her style but this one indicates what she could do....Just love her Version of "Satisfaction"....But a good track is also
"Aranjuez Mon Amour".....And the cover is different as well !!


1. Route 66
2. Homeward Bound
3. Scarborough Fair
4. Right To Cry
5. The Same Things
6. Our Song Of Love

1. Satisfaction
2. Words
3. Remember Me
4. Change Of Heart
5. Aranjuez Mon Amour
6. What Now My Love 

     5. Aranjuez Mon Amour

Brenda Lee.320.Kbps


 This L/P certainly took me by surprise...didn't realise that Brenda Lee could sing as she does on this Album....certainly her voice has changed since her teens... give it a listen you will be surprised like I was....It ticks all the boxes....

1. Here's That Rainy Day

2. You'll Never Know
3. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
4. Can't Help Falling In Love
5. I Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him

1. Am I Blue
2. If I Had You
3. Close To You
4. Little Girl Blue
5. I Will Wait For You



     3. Baby Wont You Please Come Home

Friday, 27 November 2020

Annie Get Your Gun (Film).320 Kbps


 I remember seeing this film in the 50's at our local "Savoy" cinema as a "Midnight Movie" session when it was first released...and I didn't fall asleep !!

1. I've Got The Sun In The Morning....Betty Hutton
2. They Say It's Wonderful....Betty Hutton & Howard Keel
3. You Can't Get A Man With A Gun....Betty Hutton
4. My Defences Are Down....Howard Keel
5. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly....Betty Hutton

6. The Girl That I Marry.....Howard Keel
7. Anything You Can Do...Betty Hutton & Howard Keel
8. There's No Business Like Show Business....Cast


3.They Say Its Wonderful    

Monday, 23 November 2020

Dance Hits 2 VA.

Dance Hits for the energetic !!...That old beat keeps a' goin' !!

     8. You To Me Are Everything

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Chad & Jeremy


Chad and Jeremy are an English singing folk rock duo originating in the 1960s, comprising Chad Stuart (born David Stuart Chadwick, 10 December 1941, Windermere, Cumbria) and Jeremy Clyde (born Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde, 22 March 1941, Dorney, Buckinghamshire). Jeremy often sings the melody of a song while Chad sings higher harmonies. They were part of the British Invasion, a large influx of British rock and pop musicians to the American music scene.
Special note ! surprised to see "September" & "Willow" included !!


1. A Summer Song
2. Now And Forever
3. Dirty Old Town
4. Like I Love You
5. September In The Rain
6. Yesterdays Gone

1. If She Was Mine
2. Willow Weep For Me
3. Only For The Young
4. Too Soon My Love
5. The Truth Often Hurts The Heart
6. No Tears For Johnny 




     5. September In The Rain

Betty Driver


Here's a real blast from the past 30's & 40's I should think !!...some 78 's from the early career of "Corrie's" favourite barmaid !!...nostalgia at it's best !

1. The Moon Remembered
2. I've Got a Hunch
3. Monday Tuesday Wednesday I Love You
4. The Bullfrog Samba
5. It's men Like You
6. Twitterpated
7. I Love To Whistle
8. The Alpine Milkman
9. We Mustn't Miss The Last Bus Home
10. I'll Take Romance


3. Monday Tuesday Wednesday I Love You

Anne Margret

Ann Margret singing some well known pop somgs and doing a good job with them !!..a good L/P showing her  Cabaret / Las Vegas side !!!





   6. I Just Don't Understand

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Helen Shapiro & Humphry Lyttelton

Here's a later day Helen with her association with Humphrey Lyttelton doing Duke Ellington !..so you have a Pop star singing with a Trad Jazz band who are interpreting some cool Jazz !! three all wrapped up in One !...The Trad Jazz sound is on the back burner !!
 Having taught himself the trumpet at school, Lyttelton became a popular figure of the trad jazz revival, leading his own eight-piece band, which recorded a hit single, "Bad Penny Blues", in 1956.


     3. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

Monday, 2 November 2020

7 Brides For 7 Brothers .320 Kbps


 This is the best MGM musical that was made seen it dozens of times on "Big Screen" and watch it at least a couple of times a year at home on DVD....so I supose from that you may assume that I like it!!!!....and you would be coooooooooooooorect !!!

There is no back cover for this one as it is a double L/P "Annie Get Your Gun"

1. Bless Yore Beautiful Hide....Howard Keel
2. Wonderful Wonderful Day....Jane Powell
3  Lonesome Pole Cat....The Brothers
4. Goin' Co'tin....Jane Powell & The Brothers
5. Sobbin' Women....Howard Keel & The Brothers
6. June Bride....Virginia Gibson & The Girls
7. Spring Spring Spring....The Brothers & The Girls
8. When Your In Love....Jane Powell & Howard Keel

6. Spring Spring Spring

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954): Trailer HQ

21 Hits of The 60's


Title of the L/P is according to Google translate is "Do you remember the 60's" which for once makes sense !! so sometimes GT does get it right !!...a good selection of hits of yesteryear !! and they are the original recordings !
 
Sorry !! seemed to have lost tracks 10 And 11 !!




     2. The Carnival Is Over