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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Saskia & Serge

Saskia & Serge are a Dutch vocal duo consisting of singer Trudy van den Berg (born 23 April 1947, and singer-guitarist Ruud Schaap (born 22 March 1946. They are known for their participation in the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, and have enjoyed a long and successful career in their native Netherlands.

Shades of ABBA on this one !!...and there are three tracks with the same titles of very popular hits that are not them but different songs !!......Thanks Bob for all your contributions !!

5. I Caught My Trousers On A Nail.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Annie Ross.320.Kbps

 An early Annie Ross recorded in August 1956...Before she joined "Lamberts Hendricks & Ross

P.S. This is a great L/P sound wise !! being that it is 63 years old.....they made them in those days to last and last and last !!!

1. Gypsy In My Soul
2. I Love Paris
3. I Didn't Know About You
4. The Lady's In Love With You

1. 'Taint What You Do
2. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
3. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
4. Don't Worry 'Bout Me

Gypsy In my Soul

Lita Roza.320.Kbps

 Here is a great L/P by a classy lady... love the arrangments particular on "The Other Women"
Nina Simone done a great job with it on her Album "Nina At The Town Hall"....Lita's version I recon equals it...I remember meeting her in the 50's even bought her a coffee in a coffee bar after she had done a concert at our local concert hall....She was one of the singers with the "Ted Heath Band" along with "Dickie Valentine & Dennis Lotis"....They were in the pub along with most of the band members...Ah sweet memories !!...Anyway back to reality...I also have most of the tracks on a compilation CD....BUT they have mucked about with the sound.. the clarity in her voice seems to be missing and also if you notice they seemed to have recorded her with a very slight echo...that's missing and all of the tracks seem to be flat...If anybody is interested in hearing the difference I will be glad to post it..This L/P was recorded in 1958 !!

P.S. great to find a video from YouTube of one of the tracks below....Pity there is not more!!..This is also a great L/P that does get played loads of times even now 61 Years later !!!

The Other Woman

Lita Roza - Oh Dear,What Can The Matter Be

Monday, 19 August 2019

Joseph's Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. 320 Kbps

 Now we have something that might be rare !!...As it says on the front cover "The first complete recording of "Joseph"...There is plenty of information on the back cover which makes a change!!!..The individual tracks don't tell you who is singing them so I guess you have to "Guess"....Not ever seeing the show i don't know much about it but I guess there are loads of people that have seen it and will apreciate this version....

 1. Jacob And Sons / Joseph's Coat
2. Joseph's Dream
3. Poor Poor Joseph
4. One More Angel In Heaven
5. Potiphar
6. Close Every Door
7. Go Go Go Joseph

1. Pharaoh Story
2. Poor Poor Pharaoh / Song Of The King
3. Pharaoh's Dreams Explained
4. Stone The Crows
5. Those Canaan Days
6. The Brothers Come To Egypt / Grovel Grovel
7. Who's The Thief
8. Benjamin Calypso
9. Joseph All The Time
10. Jacob In Egypt
11. Any Dream Will Do

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

George Melly..320 Kbps

AJ  certainly is on my wavelength as far as her  musical tastes are !..and this one hits the mark spot on !!.......No Soundbite on this one it has been recorded as Side 1 & Side 2...

1. Dr Jazz
2. T'aint Nobody's Business
3. Sugar
4. Sam Jone's Blues
5. If Your A Viper

1. The'll be Some Changes Made
2. I Want A Little Girl
3. Nuts
4. Nobody Knows You
5. Viper Mad

Friday, 19 July 2019

Sunday, 30 June 2019

A Little Night Music (London Production)

At the moment I have not yet got to put on my wet suit to swim over the channel  because I have most of "Bob's" L/P's in an archive file ready for anybody who will ask for a Re-Post when and if the file is no longer available on "Zippyshare" so this one and the next few will be a belated thank you to Bob for them !!!....Thanks Bob !!

This version is the London Production.....and I do have the Broadway "Glynis Johns" production which will be posted at a later date so you will have two to compare....

Send In The Clowns

John Dankworth

Another British Band now !!....From 1969

Off Duty!... Here, Dankworth harks back to an earlier era of jazz, innocent and intended for dancing. The tunes are in the main standards arranged here by Dankworth, David Lindup and pianist Laurie Holloway, with four originals (one from Holloway, three from Dankworth). The tunes that come off best are the leader's own slinky title track, a new take on Galt McDermott's "African Waltz" and the two Duke Ellington pieces, "Sophisticated Lady" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," the former featuring some rather nice trumpet. But this all has the feel more of easy listening than jazz.

  African Waltz

Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirl !. belting out some classic standard songs recorded in 1978 voice perfect !!
even tho' the versions are as the songs were written the voice makes them different !!!
"Bassey" at her Best !!!

1. My Melancholy Baby
2. I'm In The Mood For Love
3. I've Got You Under My Skin
4. Time After Time
5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
6. There I've Said It Again

1. You Made Me Love You
2. Over The Rainbow
3. Taking A Chance On Love
4. As Time Goes By
5. I Only Have Eyes For You
6. Love Is Here To Stay

Taking A Chance On Love

Acker Bilk

A good selection of Acker's well known tunes giving the people that are unfamiliar with his work a good introduction to his style !!

Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014) was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his appearance – goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat – and breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style.
Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune "Stranger on the Shore" became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaking at number two, and was the first No. 1 single in the United States by a British artist in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.



Eagles greatest hits....say's it all and it's true !!!!..1971-1975...

Lyin' Eyes

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 

Sepember In The Rain

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Andre Kostelanetz & Orchestra

We will end this session with some nice mood music !!! this one and the ones below was bought to you by "John" in the Record store in New York"...thanks John !!!

1. Flamingo

Bee Gees.320 Kbps

 Here's a selection of tracks over 2 L/P's...The BG's in their Disco moods....

1. Jive Talkin'
2. Night Fever
3. Tragedy
4. You Should Be Dancing
5. Stayin' Alive

1. How Deep Is Your Love
2. Love So Right
3. Too Much Heaven
4. Our Love Don't Throw It all Away
5. Fanny

1. If I Can't Have You
2. You Stepped Into my Life
3. Love Me
4. More Than a Woman
5. Rest Your Love On Me

1. Nights On Broadway
2. Spirits having Flown
3. Love You Inside And Out
4. Winds Of Change
5. Children Of The World

2. Night FEver

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

4.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 !!