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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy 2018 !!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year To Everybody !! and thanks for all your wonderfull comments in 2017 and lets hope the Blog will still be active all of 2018...Cheers Everybody !!!  Espo ! Luigi ! & Mick !

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Samantha Jones

Re-Post Requested By Nick


The distinctive voice of Sam Jones singing her heart out with 12 tracks...She definatly should have been more succsessful than she was....Another great L/P from Bob thanks !!




3. This I Find Is Beautiful

Samantha Jones My way

Mel Torme

Some Live performance now from "The Velvet Fog" himself from December 1954 !.....He also recorded again at the Crescendo in Feb 1957...the tracks below are from the 1954 performance..
there is a CD available that has both dates on and it contains 41 Tracks !...

1. From This Moment On
2. That Old Black Magic 
3. Get Out Of Town
4. Goody Goody
5. Love Is Here To Stay
6. Blue Moon
7. Old Devil Moon

1. Get Happy
2. Mountain Greenery
3. The Country Fair
4. The Christmas Song
5. Jeepers Creepers
6. You're Driving me crazy
7. Bernies Tune



  2. Mountain Greenery

Friday, 29 December 2017

Mario Lanza

The glorious voice of Mario Lanza not a "Lost" voice but a well missed one !!



5. I'll See You Again

Joan Regan

Here we have nostalgia by the bucketfull !!...a singer from the 50's and if my memory is working on full power her voice was likened to "Gracie Fields " so that gives you an idea of the quality of her voice....Thank s John for this one and all the ones below !!

1. It Could Happen To You
2. When I Grow To Old To Dream
3. I Know Why And So Do You
4. Iv'e Got A Feeling Your Fooling
5. Deep In A Dream
6. Home

1. Sinner or Saint
2. That Old Feeling 
3. All The Things You Are
4. Someone To Watch OverMe
5. Never In a Million Years
6. For All We Know




3. I Know Why And So Do You

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Frank Sinatra

Some classy songs !!!.....The back sleeve says it all !!!



 
1. The Coffee Song

Dorothy Provine

A  different kinda Razz-a- Ma Tazz from the one below but still in the same sorta style !!..from the TV Show so a little of the 20's nostalgia !!...although they are only 8 tracks you have a compilation of about 27 songs...so I'm sure that a sing-a-long might be on the cards !!..if you can keep up with most of the tempo and "Squeaky Provine"

1. Baby Face ++
2. Doing The Sigma Chi ++
3. Thinking Of You ++
4. Hard Hearted Hannah ++

1. You've Got That Thing ++
2. I'm Gonna Charlston Back To Charlton
3. Bambalina ++
4. The Man I Love ++


4 Hard Hearted Hanah

Clinton Ford

How's about some Razz-a-ma Tazz !!.....some great swingin' tracks that moves along like a runaway train !!...and a great voice !!...including "Fanlight Fanny" a knockout track !! and a great different L/P..well worth a download !!...If you like different & quirky!!

 Clinton Ford (4 November 1931 – 21 October 2009) was an English popular singer of the 1950s and 1960s.He began his recording career as Clinton Ford with the Oriole record label, changing his name because his own did not fit some of his American songs. He performed skiffle in the Backwoods Skiffle Group and recorded some unsuccessful singles with the Hallelujah Skiffle Group. He appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, and with Ken Dodd on Dodd's television shows. He also appeared in Stars and Garters, The Billy Cotton Band Show, and The Good Old Days.Ford had his first success with a cover of the Red Foley song "Old Shep", which appeared on the chart in 1959. Ford donated all his royalties from this recording to the Guide Dogs for the Blind. It was the only version of the song ever to chart in the UK. His next singles were "Too Many Beautiful Girls" followed by "Fanlight Fanny" which was his most successful single, reaching 22 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1962. His album Fanlight Fanny (1962) reached number 16 in the UK Albums Chart. He toured with Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen and played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool around the time that the Beatles were starting to become popular.

 1. Everthing Is Peaches Down in Georgia
2. And he'd say Oo-La-La- Wee-Wee
3. Sleepy Time Girl
4. I Wouldn't Leave My Wooden Hut For You
5. A Little White Gardenia
6. What More Can I Say
7. Fanlight Fanny

1. Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On A Saturday
2. Louise
3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
4. Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula
5. Please
6. Huggin' And a Chalkin'
7. My Little Bimbo


1. Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On A Saturday Night

B.J.Thomas

Don't know much about BJT so I'll let the tracks  speak for themselves !!

1. Everybody's Talking
2. Everybody's Out Of Town
3. The Mask
4. I Just Can't Help Believing
5. Send My Picture To Scranton.PA

1. What Does it Take
2. Oh Me Oh My
3. Created For A Man
4. Sandman
5. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

 
2. Oh Me Oh My

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Andy Stewart

So Christmas is now over !!....next boozy celebration is celebrating the old year out and the new year 2018 in so in the Scottish tradition let "Andy Stewart" lend a helping hand !!

1. Nae Sae Bad
2. By The Lochside
3. Kissin' In The Dark
4. My Hameland
5. Bonnie Lass Of Fyvie
6. Cailin Mo Ruin-Sa (The Maid That I Adore) 

1. The Heart of Midlothian
2. The Road And Miles To Dundee
3. The Road To Dundee
4. That's The Reason Noo I Wear The Kilt
5. When You and I Were Young Maggie
6. The Bonnie Lass O' Dundee

4. That's The Reason Noo I Wear The Kilt

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Skeeter Davis

This one and the two below come all the way from New York via Johns record store... so thanks John for all the contributions to this Blog in 2017 !!....And when the weather gets a bit warmer and not too windy I'll get the carpet out for one or two visits....cheers John !!




7. Gonna Get Along Without You Now

Shirley Bassey

So now we have a "Dame" and a "Sir" below... so we are in good company and "Posh" with it !
Dame Shirley at her best ! doing the title song with a slight "Disco " beat !!

1. You Take My Heart Away
2. Perfect Strangers
3. Sometimes
4. This Ones For You
5. Silly Love Songs
6. Stargazer

1. Can't Help Falling In Love
2. I Let You Let Me Down Again
3. If
4. Come In From The Rain
5. I Need To be In Love
6. C'est La Vie



  1. You Take My Heart Away

Ken Dodd

This is a very early incarntion of the then singer "Ken Dodd", don't know what came first Ken the singer or Ken the comedian...So to those who don't know who he is then the Photo above is th singer and the one below is the comedian !!


 Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd, OBE (born 8 November 1927) is an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, identified by his unruly hair and protruding teeth, his red, white and blue "tickling stick" and his upbeat greeting of "How tickled I am!". He also created the characters of the Diddy Men ("diddy" being an informal British word for "small").



 Dodd has had many recording hits, charting on 19 occasions in the UK Top 40, including his first single "Love Is Like a Violin" (1960), produced on Decca Records by Alex Wharton, which charted at number 8 (UK), and his song "Tears" (Columbia), which topped the UK charts for five weeks in 1965, selling over a million copies. At the time it was the UK's biggest selling single by a solo artist, and remains one of the UK's biggest selling singles of all time. 




6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Johnny Mathis.320 Kbps

Re-Post
 An early 70's live performance of Johnny's from Las Vagas doing most of his hits and then some !...It is a double L/P and as with most live performances not any break between the tracks so I've recorded them as they are played....

 Side 1.                                                                  Side 2.

1. In The Morning                                              1. Where Do I Begin (Love Story)
2. They Long To Be Close To You                    2. April In Paris
3. We've Only Just Begun                                 3. Day In Day Out
4. Dreamy / Misty
5. Come Runnin'

Side 3.                                                                 Side 4.

1. Twelfth Of Never                                          1. I Got Love
2. Wild Is The Wind                                         2. Maria
3. When Sunny Gets Blue                                3. If We Only Have Love
4. It's Not For Me To Say
5. Love Theme Romeo & Juliet
6. Tonight
7. Dulcinea
8. The Impossible Dream
9. Wonderful Wonderful
10. And her Mother Came Too

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

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

Andre Moss

Saxaphone music galore !!




2. Fiesta At Night

The Love Unlimited Orchestra

Some cool disco type music now !!




4. Lift Up Your Voice And Say

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Ted Heath And His Music

Next few posts are courtesy of "Ye Olde Record Store" New York via John so we will start with some Big Band Sounds and carry on in the jazz mode !!...Thanks John !!

1. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
2. The Rain In Spain

1. On The Street Were You Live
2. I Could Have Danced All Night 
3. With A Little Bit Of Luck





4. I Could Have Danced All Night

Kenny Drew Quintet

Some Piano Jazz now from a Quintet that is completly new to me !! but I'm a sucker for piano music and the trumpet is great too !..so enjoy some fine tinklin' and blowing !! !!

1. This Is New
2. Carol
3. Its You Or No One

1. You're My Thrill 
2. Little T
3. Paul's Pal
4. Why Do I love You



  7. Why Do I Love You

Sandra King

Still over the pond and still on the subject of lost and neglected singers of which the above singer is one of them...Neglected not lost because she is still with us !!....I thought that she was from over the pond (USA) untill I read the back cover....another great voice that we let get away. !!...Its a great voice and she needs to be heard more !!

 With her Rapunzel-like red hair and stunning face and figure, Sandra King could have been an actress or a model -- but her voice was so much stronger than any of those other attributes that music always beckoned as a career. Born Sandra Fairbrass in London in 1950,  By 1963, at age 13, Sandra King was cutting songwriters' demos, and she made her professional performing debut at age 17 in a musical play broadcast by the BBC over British television. A little bit later, she was heard at a jazz club by visiting American singer Mark Murphy, who brought her together with Scottish-born lawyer turned jazz pianist Pat Smythe, a veteran of Joe Harriott's band who was also established as an arranger and accompanist. Smythe took her under his wing, the start of what turned into a 15-year partnership. He encouraged her to audition for saxophonist/club owner Ronnie Scott, who booked the 17-year-old for a three-week engagement at his club, on a bill with Horace Silver. She later appeared with Stan Getz and Kenny Burrell. King made her recording debut in 1969 with an album of songs by Henry Mancini -- clearly, she was bucking the trends and tastes of the majority of her generation, which ran more toward rock & roll and rock sounds, but she never broke stride, and with help from admirers who included Mancini and singer Tony Bennett, she built a serious musical career on several continents. 

Above Notes By Bruce Elder from AllMusic !! 





7. How Soon