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Monday, 30 October 2017

Los Indios Tabajaras

Some gentle guitar music now...not the pounding twang but some very pleasant melodic guitar playing...from "Choco Land" via Bob !!

3. Begin The Beguine

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Nina Simone

Here we have I guess some early recordings of Nina's her voice does not have the deep sounding tones that she had in her later recordings ...Its a good one !!..Thanks John !!

1. It Be's That Way Sometimes
2. The Look Of Love
3. Go To Hell
4. Love O' Love
5. Cherish

1. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel
2. Turn Me On
3. Turning Point
4. Some Say
5. Consummation

1 It Be's That Way Sometimes

Tiroir Aux Souvenirs 2

Google translate gives this title as "Souvenir Drawer"....a selection of well known melody's so I guess it does make some kind of sense ...Played by well known orchestra's easy listeners will thank Bob for this one !

6. Moonglow

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Ray Conniff Singers 320 Kbps

Ray Conniff's Singer's Circa 1968....doing the song's from the late 60's...

1. Music To Watch Girls By
2. Yesterday
3. Something Stupid
4. It Must Be Him
5. A Man And A Woman

1. Release Me
2. There's a Kind Of Hush
3. What The World Needs Now Is Love
4. Don't Sleep In The Subway
5. Up Up And Away
6. The Impossiblw Dream 

7. There's A Kinda Of A Hush

Anita Meyer

Re-Post requested by David

 I had not heard of this singer before I got it from "Bob" so I "Googled" her and this is what "wikipedia" had to say about her....which is not a lot
Anita Meyer, 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.
She has a voice very similar to "Linda Lewis" and all the songs on this L/P seem to be originals that is no standards or well known I guess that it's one of those "the more you play and listen to it the better it becomes" !!

4. Wonderland

Friday, 27 October 2017

6 x 45's.5. VA

Another selection of my "Blasts From The Past " 45's...still got more !! and also the dip into the mystery 45's bought ages ago from Ebay !! wil be apearing shortly !!

1. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real....Sylvester
2. Was It Something I Said....Sylvester
3. Ja - Tamourte....Caterina Valente
4. Telestar....Caterina Valente
5. The Impossible Dream....Shirley Bassey
6. Do I Look Like A Fool....Shirley Bassey 
7. Luna Malinconica (Blue Moon)....Caterina Valente
8. Polvere Di Stelle....Caterina Valente
9. Side Show....Barry Biggs
10. I'll Be Back....Barry Biggs
11. My Colouring Book....Barbra Streisand
12. Lover Come Back To Me....Barbra Streisand 

11. My Colouring Book

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Woody Herman

Its not often that you get a Big Band leader who is more known for fronting the band to get out and do solo singing !!....Recorded in 1957...Woody Herman left his clarinet and alto sax behind for this all vocal release. Herman is a swinging, friendly singer heard doing such time-tested standards as the humorous "Makin' Whoopee," a more upbeat than typical "Willow Weep For Me," and "I Won't Dance." The musicians from each of the two sessions provide strong accompaniment: "Sweets" Edison, Charlie Shavers, and Ben Webster are outstanding and Marty Paich's arrangements fit Herman's style rather well. Although not an essential for everyone, this is a fun session that shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. 

Thanks John for this  !!

4. Willow Weep For Me

Monday, 23 October 2017


I definatly have to listen to this one again..this is the first time I have heard anything by PPA and I guess its one of those voices that the more you hear the better it could register with you...even though she sings some well known songs...Hummm is it a "Marmite" situation !!...comments please !!....Great Cover & Back !!

1. Letter To Bill
2. God Only Knows
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Yesterday
5. Angel Of The Morning

1. it'll Never happen Again
2. As Tears Go by
3. To Love Somebody
4. Dreamin'
5. Welcome Home

  2. God Only Knows

Dorothy Shay

Another rare gem from John's record store of 78's RPM complete with the introduction of the scratching  and surface noise at the beginning of the record that was inevitable with the old shellac discs !!..boy they were brittle and very easily broken especially if you sat on them !! mistake of course !!....It must have been a heavy box 9 records and a 78 was no lightweight !!

 Dorothy Shay (April 11, 1921 – October 22, 1978) was an American popular comedic recording artist in the late 1940s and early 1950s, who later became a character actress. She was known as the "Park Avenue Hillbilly".She signed with Columbia Records and recorded a series of hit records. Her biggest hit was "Feudin' and Fightin'" in 1947. In that same year, her album, "Dorothy Shay (The Park Avenue Hillbilly) Sings", was rated number 1 in Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Albums. She was the first female artist to have a number 1 album on the Billboard chart.

1. Feudin' And Fighting
2. Say ThatWe're Sweethearts Again
3. Mountain Gal
4. Efficiency
5. Flat River Missouri
6. I've Been To Hollywood
7. Uncle Fud
8. I'm In Love With A Married Man
9. You Broke Your Promise
10. He's The One
11. Mister Sears And Roebuck
12. The Sample Song
13. Mountain Lullaby
14. The Drainpipe Song
15. With A Little Indiscretion On The Side
16. Two Gun Harry From Tucumcan
17. Agnes Crying
18. Its The Little Things that Count

1. Feudin' And Fighting

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Paul Robeson

Another goodie from the past via Bob..thanks Bob !!...the voice of Paul Robeson
 Paul Leroy Robeson April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass singer and actor.

 Between 1925 and 1961, Robeson recorded and released some 276 distinct songs, many of which were recorded several times. The first of these were the spirituals "Steal Away" backed with "Were You There" in 1925. Robeson's recorded repertoire spanned many styles, including Americana, popular standards, classical music, European folk songs, political songs, poetry and spoken excerpts from plays.Robeson's politics did not prevent him from singing some songs which would subsequently be considered to have racist language or sentiment, such as "The Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep" (1928) and "Old Folks at Home" (1930).

6. River Stay Away From my Door

Discotheque A La Carte..VA.

Still munching on Chocie's so I suppose a couple of whirls around the floor wont hurt !!...a selection of well known tunes done in a supposedly "Disco " beat !! Ahmmmm!!
I wonder what kind of "Juice" alcoholic or other  was the writer of the notes on the back sleeve on !!!!!

14. American Patrol

Joan Baez

Still in Belguim at the moment with Bob's collection and we have here some early tracks of Joan's ( I think )...interesting these earlier recording's are !!

4. House Of The Rising Sun

Harry Reser

Not had any Banjo music before  !! courtesy of Bob (Belgium) here's some happy tunes to blow the cobwebs and blues away !!

9. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - Rita Reys & Pim Jacobs Trio ft. Kenny...

Rita Reys

A great "Live" performance from "Miss RR" and thanks to John for rooting out these great recordings !!...not to be missed for the lovers of great music !!

1.  Get Out Of Town
2. Stella By Starlight
3. I Love You
4. You Go To My Head
5. You Stepped Out Of A Dream

1. Stompin' At The Savoy
2. Easy Living
3. Easy To Love
4. Sophisticated Lady
5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
6.  The Way You Look Tonight

10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Ray Conniff Singers.320 Kbps

 The Ray Conniff Singers doing justice to some 70's songs....It's a cool L/P and "Ray's" Singers are still one of the best on record....But I miss that "shuffle beat" that is featured on his earlier recordings !!

1. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing 
2. Baby I'm A Want You
3. Gypsies Tramps And Thieves
4. Theme From Summer Of "42"
5. Go Away Little Girl
6. Brand New Key

1. I've Found Someone Of My Own
2. Imagine
3.An Old Fashioned Love Song
4. Hey Girl
5. Cherish

5. Go Away little girl

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Rondo Veneziano

Rondò Veneziano is an Italian chamber orchestra, specializing in Baroque music, playing original instruments, but incorporating a rock-style rhythm section of synthesizer, bass guitar and drums, led by Maestro Gian Piero Reverberi, who is also the principal composer of all of the original Rondo Veneziano pieces. The unusual addition of modern instruments, more suitable for Jazz, combined with Reverberi's arrangements and original compositions, have resulted in lavish novel versions of classical works over the years. As a rule in their concert tours, the musicians, mostly women, add to the overall Baroque effect wearing Baroque-era attires and coiffures.

Couldn't have said it better !!!....Something different is always Cool !!!!

1. Rondo Veneziano
2. Tramonto Sulia Laguna
3. San Marco
4. Allegro Veneziano
5. Giochi D'acqua

1. Columbina
2. Notte Amalfitana
3. Andante Veneziano
4. Danza Mediterranea

3. San Marco

Jane Fielding

Another goodie from John (USA) !!...the sultry voice of another forgotten singer who should have had more success and become more well known...It's well worth a listen to and reminisce about the quality of the singers of yesterday !!...A1+++

 Jane Fielding was only 21 when she made these recordings in 1954. Her voice, low and warm, with a fine phrasing, revealed a natural affinity for jazz, something confirmed by the calibre of the stellar West Coast jazzmen she could call on for these rare examples. This album, embraces a more intimate mood, and her musical empathy with Lou Levy and Red Mitchell is confirmed by the jazz-trio effect they achieve. her fine talent. 

1. How long Has this been Going On
2. Long Ago And far Away
3. A Summer Day
4. One Song
5. This Heart Of Mine 

1. How Deep Is The Ocean
2. I'll Remember April
3. Stars Don't Fall
4. I Wish I Knew
5. Something To Remember You By

B5. This Heart Of Mine

Bruce Forsyth

Re-Post Requested by Anonymous

 Mr Entertainment is a good title for "Brucey" when he was comparing "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" he used to perform with some of the top singing and dancing artists of that period !! notably "Sammy Davies" and others !!......This L/P is some of his early vocals and shows his "Music Hall" capabilities !!!

9. When I See An Elephant Fly