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Monday, 26 October 2020

Bruce Willis

Over the channel now for a few from Bob !!...we have the nickname of "Brucie" for "Bruce Forsyth" !! so I guess the "Bruno" as mentioned in the title is "Willis's"...thanks Bob for this one !! and the others !!

     5. Under The Boardwalk 

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Kenny Rankin

Thanks John for these "Unknown To Me" male singers !!...just makes me wonder why in my younger days I did not spread my musical tastes more wider than I did seems I have missed out... but now courtesy of the New York record store I am making up for lost time.....cheers John !!

 Kenny Rankin (February 10, 1940 – June 7, 2009) was an American pop and jazz singer and songwriter from the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

1. Cotton Candy Sandman
2. The Dolphin
3. Every Passing Moment
4. It Never Changes 
5. My Carousel
6. Mr Tambourine Man

1. Peaceful
2. Come Away Melinda
3. Song For a Winters Night
4. Minuet
5. The Girl i Left Behind
6. Cotton Candy Sandman 

 7. Peaceful

Friday, 16 October 2020

Miami Vice II.320.Kbps

Compilation with a difference !!

1. Mercy....Steve Jones
2. Send It To Me....Gladys Knight & The Pips
3. Take Me Home....Phil Collins
4. The Last Unbroken Heart....Patti Labelle
5. Crockets Theme....Jan Hammer

1. When The Rain Comes Down....Andy Taylor
2. Lover....Roxy Music
3. Lives In The Balance....Jackson Browne
4. In Dulce Decorum....The Dammed
5. Miami Vice New York Theme....Jan Hammer
6. The Original Miami Vice Theme.....Jan Hammer

3. Lives In The Balance

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

20 Originals From The Country & Western Hall Of Fame.VA.320 Kbps

 Now this compilation took me completely by surprise nearly every track is a good Un'...Apart from "Johnny Cash" & "Roy Orbison" whose voices are easily recognisable  the rest are finding their way to the voices that we associate them today !!.....For example "Jerry Lee Lewis" does a great job on "Cold Cold Heart" I bet that you wouldn't have guessed it was him if you didn't know and a great piano bit in the middle hope it was him playing !!!..and then we have "Conway Twitty" doing a "Elvis" on "Give Me Some Love".....and one track that I think is the best one on this L/P and again if you didn't know who it was you would be surprised who it actually is and it's definatly not a CW song more likes a "Blues"...What's the track you ask !!!
well now.... "Those Places Around Town" by "Charlie Rich"......As I  said at the beginning this is a great selection of songs and don't let the title put you off....."Kudos" to the folks at "Pickwick" who put this together.....So Enjoy this One !!!!

1. Walk The Line......Johnny Cash
2. Sweethearts Or Strangers.....Carl Perkins
3. Sail Away....Jerry Lee Lewis & Charlie Rich
4. Devil Doll.....Roy Orbison
5. Times 'A Wastin'...Charlie Rich
6.  Country Boy.....Johnny Cash
7. I Care.....Carl Perkins
8. Crazy Dreams.....Conway Twitty
9. I Forgot To Remember To Forget.....Jerry Lee Lewis
10. Long Long Way To Tomorrow.....Charlie Rich

1. Cold Cold Heart......Jery Lee lewis ****
2. Give Me Some Love......Conway Twitty
3. Another Place I Can't Go......Charlie Rich
4. Tennessee.......Carl Perkins
5. It's Too Late......Roy Orbison
6. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle......Johnny Cash
7. One Minute Past Eternity......Jerry Lee Lewis
8. Those Places Around Town.....Charlie Rich ****
9. Sure To Fall......Carl Perkins
10. Folsom Prison Blues......Johnny Cash

8. Those Places Around Town

Your Hundred Best Tunes.VA..320.Kbps

We are certainly having a good mixture in this BIG dip into AJ's record cabinet so lets go a bit on the quiet side and relax as the Lady on the cover has (I wonder if that could be AJ !!!)

7. Chorus of The Hebrew Slaves

Monday, 12 October 2020

16. Golden Oldies

The above title translates as ! "Do You Remember This Still" by Google translate but I guess what it actually means is "Do You Still Remember This" and as the back cover also says "16 Golden Oldies" !! here they are all the way from Belgium ! Thanks Bob !!

1. Sacramento.....Middle of the Road
2. Detroit City.....Bobby Bare
3. Oh Carol.....Neil Sedaka
4. Maria Elena.....Los Indos Tabajares
5. I Wil Follow Him
6. The Lion Sleeps Tonight....The Tokens
7. Sweets For My Sweet.....The Searchers
8. Night And Day.....Frank Sinatra

1. Esso Besso.....Paul Anka
2. The Ballad Of The Green Berets.....Ssgt Barry Sadler
3. Twisting The Night Away.....Sam Cooke
4. Patricia.....Prez Prado
5. Guitar Man.....Duane Eddy
6. Island In The Sun.....Harry Belefonte
7. Jack In The Box.....Clodagh Rodgers
8. Cindy O Cindy.....Eddie Fisher

 9. Esso Besso   

101 Strings

A first now from the "101 Strings"....Italy at it's best... song wise of course !!

3. Cha Cha Italiano

Sunday, 11 October 2020


 Hi Folks...If anybody wants a re-post of any of the posts on this Blog...leave a comment on the post and if I still have the files then I will post it....In Future I will be using a variety of sites for file sharing so hopefully if they get deleted it wont be all at once !! can always use the comments to say wether or not any of them work better than others and if any body knows of a good no adverts ect cloud file sharing site that I am not using then let me know.....Cheers....Espo

Monday, 28 September 2020

Deleted Files

Hi Folks....Its seems that my time has run out as far as "Mega" is concerned my account has been terminated !!...everything seems to come from "Warner NOW !!....this is what WEBSPOTTER has to say about this e-mail address....

Warner Music Group email format

We have found Warner Music Group to be using 4 different formats for professional email addresses.The most common email pattern is {first}.{last}, which is used for 95.2% of all work email addresses at

Some other patterns used are {last} and {first}{l}  I Assume that by (First) they mean the first name and by (Last) the surname !

So the e-mail should

So my assumption is that the take down notices that are sent to MEGA and Others by that e-mail address are false.....I have contacted MEGA and other's about this quite a while ago but they say that they have to act on all take down notices and haven't got the time to check every one that comes it seems that the LITTLE man under the bridge has struck again !!Also some of the PIXELDRAIN files have been deleted as well....I guess I will have to stick with the 78's 45's and compilations for a while and see how it goes.......Sooooooooo in the meantime keep coming back and see whats here !!...and if there is something that has been deleted that you want, leave a comment on the post and if I have still got it you could be in luck if you are quick......Cheers 

Thursday, 24 September 2020

4 x 45's. 4..320 Kbps

Another dip into the "Magic Box" of Internet bought 45's...maybe there's a gem amongst them !!

1. When The Night Comes....Opus
2. Dance little Sister....Opus
3. By The Way....Modern Romance
4. By The Way....(Trumpet Voluntry)
5. Shout Shout....Ernie Maresca
6. Crying Like a baby Over You....Ernie Maresca
7. Stop For A Minute....Sandra
8. Two Lovers Tonight....Sandra

1. When The Night Comes.

Friday, 18 September 2020

Ultimate Stereo Presentation

This one is for the easy listeners brigade..a compilation of some "Studio 2 Stereo" releases on the "EMI" label...I suppose they did that to persuade you to buy the record if you like some of the tracks...Best track is the first one " The Gypsy Fiddler"

1. The Gypsy Fiddler....Ron Goodwin & Orch
2. Light My Fire....Helmut Zacharias & Orch
3. Aranjuez Mon Amour....Valentino
4. Spitfire Prelude....Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch
5. Basin Street Blues....Mr Acker Bilk
6. When I'm Sixty Four....Bravo Brasso
7. Overture The Arcadians....Vilem Tausky

1. Theme From A Summer Place....Manuel And The Music of The Mountains
2. Wichita Lineman....Brian Bennett
3. Patu Patu Ake....Wout Steenhuis & The Kontikis
4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King.... The Halle Orch
5. Spanish Eyes....Sid Sidney & Orch
6. Hey Jude....Franck Pourcell & Orch
7. Mexican Whistler....Chico Arnez & His Cuban Brass
8. Overture Bitter Sweet
    1.The Gypsy Fiddler

Ella Fitzgerald

Okay I know its not Christmas yet !! BUT its only 12 and a half weeks to go !!  Its the early bird tweeting !!!....One of the best non religous Christmas L/P's that has been released !!!!

1. Jingle Bells
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
4. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
5. Sleigh Ride
6. Good Morning Blues

1. Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow
2. Winter Wonderland
3. The Christmas Song
4. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
5. Frosty The Snow Man
6. White Christmas

    1. Jingle Bells

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Acker Bilk

Now for something a little different...all you Easy Listen'o'Philes this one should interest you !! A very pleasant set of tunes by a very good clarinet player... and you also get a couple of vocals by Acker.....and I quote from the back sleeve
"Sit back relax and be treated to some of the finest clarinet sounds you're likely to hear for a long time"......Best Track by a long shot is "Aria"

1. The Fool On The Hill
2. The Way We Were
3. Moonlight In Vermont
4. Champagne
5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
6. Miss You Nights

1. Aria
2. The One For Me
3. Send In The Clowns
4. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
5. Feelings
6.That Lucky Old Sun

 1. Aria   

Kenny Burrell

  • Some great atmospheric music that needs to be listened to whilst relaxing with a drink or two !!

 Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label. His collaborations with Jimmy Smith produced the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing. He has cited jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt as influences, along with blues guitarists T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters.

He made his recording debut as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's sextet in 1951, followed by the "Rose of Tangier"/"Ground Round" single recorded under his own name at Fortune Records in Detroit. Burrell toured with Oscar Peterson after graduating in 1955 and then moved to New York City in 1956 with pianist Tommy Flanagan. Within months, Burrell had recorded his first album as leader for Blue Note and both he and Flanagan were sought-after as sidemen and studio   musicians, performing with singers Tony Bennett and Lena Horne and recording with Billie Holiday, Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, and Kenny Dorham, among others. From 1957 to 1959, Burrell occupied the former chair of Charlie Christian in Benny Goodman's band. Since his New York debut Burrell has had a prolific recording career, and critics have cited The Cats with John Coltrane in 1957, Midnight Blue with Stanley Turrentine in 1963, and Guitar Forms with arranger Gil Evans in 1965 as particular highlights.... (Edited Info From Wikipedia)

   8. Wild Is The Wind

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Ella Fitzgerald.320.Kbps

 Here's Ella in her element singing with only an Organ and Drums....gone is the restraint when she sings with an "Orchestrated Orchestra"and has to follow some kind rules....This is the "Ella In Concert Mode" just as I remember seeing her many times....To me there are two kind of Ella's... One the great interpreter of the "Songbooks"and the other when she always seems to let rip and enjoy herself...all you have to do is listen to the many concert L/P's that she has released to get what I am talking about.....Glad that she did "Mack The Knife" all the way through without the "forgetting the words" bit that she did on the L/P "Ella In Berlin"...that would have been "contrived" and missing the point.....You only get gems like that spontaneously....This L/P was made in 1978 about that time her voice began to change and the "sweet notes" as Ella herself called them were begining to disapear.....The last time I saw her in concert was with "Count Basie" and she was suffering with her legs.....When she came on stage she was supported and escorted by him.....But the concert was a knockout....Nooooooo there never will be another Ella !!!!!

1. I'm Walkin'
2. All Or Nothing At All
3. I never Had A Chance
4. I Cried For You
5. What Will i Tell My Heart

1. Since I Fell for You
2. And The Angels Sing
3. Confessin' That I Love You
4. Mack The Knife
5. That's My Desire
6. I'm In The Mood For Love 

    3. Confessin' That I Love You

English Comedian Singles

A surprise selection of "Singles" By English Comedians with a couple of nice surprising song choices that you would never guess who was singing the song...good for a party guessing game !!...all the way from New York !!..Thanks John !!

1. Positive Thinking....Eric Morecombe & Ernie Wise
2. Forget Me Not....Jimmy Tarbuck
3. Walk With Me My Angel....Dick Emery
4. Happily Family Man....Dickie Henderson
5. Sparrows Cant Sing....Barbara Windsor 
6. Who Done It....Benny Hill With The Coronets
7. Will I Find My Love Today.....Spike Milligan
8.  I Remember Natalie....Bob Monkhouse
9. Kids....Sid James
10. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square....John Le Mesurier
11. I'm Backing Britain....Bruce Forsyth
12. Secondhand....Wilfred Brambell
13. Dear Mother Love Albert.....Rodney Bewes
14. Following You Around....Eric Morecombe & Ernie Wise

7. Will I Find My Love Today......Spike Milligan

Friday, 11 September 2020

New e-mail

Just lost all my e-mail contacts not my fault ! changed provider a while back and they told me I could retain my old e-mail address but now it seems that they have pulled the plug without telling me so i can't get into my previous e-mail provider....and I can't remember many of them so if you want to contact me leave a message on any of the comments on the posts....Cheers...

Thursday, 10 September 2020

78's David Hughes---Bells On VE Day---Harriet Cohen---Mr Ernest Pike

So we have had 33 rpm and some 45 rpm so lets now dip into some 78 rpm shellac records from way back... these are the ones that are very easy to break especially if you sit on them by mistake !

1. Two Different Worlds......David Hughes
2. True Love......David Hughes
3. Bells Of Westminster Abbey...On Victory Day May 8th 1945
4. Bells Of  Bath....On Victory Day May 8th 1945
5. Cornish Rhapsody Part 1.....Harriet Cohen
6. Cornish Rhapsody Part 2......Harriet Cohen
7. I Was Dreaming......Mr Ernest Pike
8. In Friendships Name.....Mr Ernest Pike

    3. Bells Of Westminster Abbey

Les Paul & Mary Ford

Les Paul and Mary Ford were a popular 1950s husband-and-wife musical duo, who performed and recorded during 1945—1963. They both sang and played guitars.Ford and Paul were music superstars during the first half of the 1950s, putting out 28 hits for Capitol Records between 1950 and 1957, including "Tiger Rag", "Vaya con Dios" (11 weeks at #1), "Mockin' Bird Hill" (top 10), "How High the Moon" (nine weeks at #1), "Bye Bye Blues" and "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise".
Definately featuring Mary's vocals...But still plenty of guitar playing by Les !

1. That Old Feeling
2. Bewitched
3. My Silent Love
4. I Surrender Dear
5. You Call It Madness
6. June In January

1. Moonlight And Shadows
2. I Can't Get Started
3. How Deep Is The Ocean
4. Sweet And Lovely
5. Prisoner Of Love
6. If I Had You

    1. That Old Feeling

Monday, 31 August 2020

Anita Meyer

 So we have done the "Big West End Productions" and gone to "Broadway" now lets take it easy in a nice comfy seat in One of "London's" top Luxury Cinema's and listen to some "Theme Songs" from some Hit Films !!!....I like what she has done to "Love Story"(track three) !! Unfortunatly the track "Theme From Mahogany " is missing !!..glad to hear she has put her own spin on the songs !!!

 Anita Meyer (Annita Meijer), born in Rotterdam 29 October 1954, is a Dutch singer. One of her most notable songs is "Why Tell Me Why"[ that charted for 14 weeks and topped the Dutch singles list for six weeks in 1981.

    3. Love Story

The King's Singers

If you like your "Beatle's" songs sung different then have a listen to this !!...I guess not everybody's cup of tea !!!.. but its worth listening to just to hear how adaptive "Lennon & McCartney's" songs can be !!!...and don't be fooled by "Back in the U.S.S.R" I was for a start !!....You will have to download it to get what I am on about !!!....this is a great L/P A1 +++
Last one from the Record store !!...Thanks once again John !!

    3. Ob-la-Di Ob-La- Da

Brasil 77

Another taste of the latin sounds of seems that "Brasil 66 " is now "Brasil 77" and with an extra member of the group !!...I guess that this was the 70's !!

1. Where Is The Love
2. Put A Little Love Away
3. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
4. Killing Me Softly With His Song
5. Love Music

1. You Can't Dress Up a Broken Heart
2. Hey Look At The Sun
3. Walk The Way you Talk
4. I Wont Last A Day Without You
5. I Can See Clearly Now

    5. I Can See Clearly Now


Everybody's favourite Swedes !!!.....thought I'd better bring the Blog up to date even tho' its the 70's !!!... and we are 50 years lagging behind !!!...Ta Bob !!

     8. The Piper                                          

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Boney M..320.Kbps

Whosh !! and are we away to Venus ?..who knows !! maybe in a dream !!....but the throbbing beat of Boney M will bring us down to earth ready for the SAX session !!