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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

White Plains

White Plains were a British pop music group, that existed from 1969 to 1976. They had an ever-changing lineup of musicians and five UK hit singles, all on the Deram Records label, in the early 1970s.White Plains evolved from the late 1960s pop/psychedelic band The Flower Pot Men, composed of Tony Burrows, Pete Nelson, and Robin Shaw together with Neil Landon (who went to Fat Mattress). The band was primarily a studio project led by John Carter.

I knew absolutely nothing about "White Plains" so all the info above comes from "Wikie"

6. Sunny Honey Girl

Saturday, 11 January 2020

The Kaye Sisters

The Kaye Sisters were a trio of United Kingdom pop singers, who scored several hits on the UK Singles Chart in the late 1950s and early 1960s.The Kaye Sisters were formed in 1954. They got their name and their start in the music industry from their manager, Carmen Kaye. They were also often billed as The Three Kayes or just The Kayes. The three members dressed in matching dress outfits and wore the same blonde haircuts, and became a popular vocal group on par with the Beverley Sisters. Two of their biggest hits were recorded with Frankie Vaughan.

Thanks John for this and the ones below.....A nice bit of British 50's & 60's nostalgia !! 

1. Calla Calla
2. Oho-Aha
3. Come To Me
4. A Whole Lot Of Lovin'

   2. Oho - Aha

Joni James

A swingin' Joni doing great things with some standard songs....

1. This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. A Lot of Living To Do
4. Just In Time
5. The Lady Is A Tramp
6. I Get a Kick Out Of You

1. It's Alright With Me
2. When My sugar Walks Down The Street 
3. Something's Gotta Give
4. Day In Day Out
5. Cheek To Cheek
6. I'm Shooting High

   4. Day In Day Out

George Shearing

A great live performance !!!

1. Jordu
2. As I Love you
3. Confirmation
4. The Nearness Of You
5. Mambo Inn

1. Bernie's Tune
2.  Some Other Spring
3. Joy Spring
4. Drume Negrita

   2. As I Love You

Peter and Gordon

Peter and Gordon were a British pop duo, composed of Peter Asher (b. 1944) and Gordon Waller (1945–2009), who achieved international fame in 1964 with their first single, the million-selling transatlantic No.1 smash "A World Without Love". The duo had several subsequent hits in the British Invasion-era.
A pefect introduction to the work of this Duo !!

   1. London At Night

Friday, 3 January 2020

The Tremeloes

And from 1967 we have a psychedelic looking cover with some 60's songs !!....
Decca chose the Tremeloes over the Beatles....I bet they could have kicked thenselves !!

1. Happy Song
2. Running Out
3. Negotiations In Soho Square
4. Suddenly Winter
5. Sunshine games
6. Silence Is Golden

1. Norman Stanley Jones St Clair 
2. Cool Jerk
3. I'm With You all The Way
4. Sing Sorta Swingle
5. Too Many Fish In The Sea
6. Come On Home

4. Sing Sorta Swingle

France Gall

I wonder how a French Singer singing French Songs managed to find her way across the Pond and end up in John's record store to be transported to England and then scattered in 1's & 0's across the universe !!!....ain't Science and the Internet great !!!

1. Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son...(Wax Doll Of Her Son)
2. Le Coeur Qui Jazze... (The Jazz Heart )
3. Christiansen...
4. Laisse Tomber Les Filles... ( Drop The Girls )
5. Le Premier  Chagrin D'amour... ( The First Love Chagrin )
6. On T'avait Prevenue... ( We Were Prevented )

1. Dis a Ton Capitaine... (Tell Your Captain )
2. Sacre Charlemagne... ( Crowned Charlemagne )
3. Un Prince Chamant... ( A Charming Prince )
4. Au Clair De La Lune... ( In The Moonlight )
5. Nounours... ( Teddy Bear )
6. Bonne Nuit... ( Good Night ) 

Translation Courtesy Of "Google Translate"

    4. Au Clair De La Lune

Ella Fitzgerald.320. Kbps

 This is a 10 inch L/P of early Ella's....way before her move to Verve Records and all the "Songbooks".....I think there is a slight imperfection in the pressing of this L/P...on the track
"I've Got A Crush on you" if you listen very carefully you can hear the repeat of her singing it only goes on for a couple of lines... but it's worth a mention I wonder if anyone else who has got the album has also got it or maybe it's a one off....anyway its Ella and she can't do no wrong !!

1. Someone To Watch Over Me
2. My One And Only
3. But Not For Me
4. Looking For A Boy

1. I've Got a Crush On You
2. How Long Has This Been Going On
3. Maybe
4. Soon

   1. I've Got a Crush On You

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Caterina Valente.320.Kbps

 I think that this is a compilation of Caterina's singles....even tho' some of the titles are in English they are sung in French And German...Ah the wonders of the English Marketing Crew!!!!

1. Fever
2. I'm In Love
3. Bimbombey
4. Passion Flower
5. En Ukraine
6. Forever New

1. Eh Oh
2. Blue Train
3. Non e Cosi
4. Swingin' Sheperd Blues
5. Je n'avais Pas Compris
6. Ciao Ciao Bambina

   3. Bimbombey

Bobby Hebb

Here's a leftover from my visit across the pond !! got stuck in my jeans back pocket !!!

   2. Where Are You

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Neil Diamond.320 .Kbps

 This was a new "Neil Diamond" to me !!...even tho' it was recorded in 1978...must have been asleep all that year !!!....The track of "You Don't Bring me Flowers" with "Barbra" has the "Myth" of a DJ in America joining the two individual tracks as one and playing it on his show "CBS" liked the idea and did it themselves and issued it as a single !!!!....NOW whether or not that is true who know's !!!!..Strange how these things get about !!! the "Urban Myths"of different subjects and countries !!!..Great Track Of "The Dancing Bumble Bee/Bumble Boogie!

1. The American Popular Song
2. Forever In Blue Jeans
3.  Remember Me
4. You've Got Your Troubles
5. You Don't Bring Me Flowers with..Barbra Streisand

1. The Dancing Bumble Bee / Bumble Boogie
2. Mothers And Daughters Fathers And Sons
3. Memphis Flyer
4. Say Maybe
5. Diamond Girls

The Dancing Bumble Bee / Bumble Boogie

Beethoven's Emperor Piano Cocerto.320. Kbps

 Another dip into the "Classical Bag".....melodies that should be familar to most of the people that have a good ear !!....Don't know about the lady above with the pirate patch !!!!

Monday, 23 December 2019

Ted Heath & His Band

Okay last one for today !!...been dipping into Johns record store for the last two and this is a great one to end "Big Band Sound" at its best !!....better click my Red Shoes and get back  !!

1. Toot Toot Tootsie

Creedance Clearwater Revival

Now here's a surprise !! to me that is !!...only thing I can remenber about CCR is the great recording of "Bad Moon Rising" which featured in the Film "American Werewolf In England"
This L/P from the start is something else !!

Creedence Clearwater Revival, often informally abbreviated to Creedence or CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed the roots rock, swamp rock, and blues rock genres. 

   1. Susie Q

Friday, 6 December 2019

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