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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 !!


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