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Monday, 29 January 2018

Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall

This sounds like Julie & Carol were having a ball !!....If you like Live Concerts then you will love this one ....Cheers John !


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Joan Regan & Edmund Hockridge

We are getting some real rare L/P's from John's Record Store in New York and I should think that this is one of them !...Two 50's singers  dueting and doing their own thing !

8. You're Awful

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Patsy Ann Noble

This selection of 45's and the one below comes via New York...I wonder how a English Singer and an Australian Singer's 45's got there !...glad they did otherwise you wouldn't get to know their music !! (that is if you decide to give them a download ) !!...Thanks  John for these rare nostalgic 45's !

Patricia Ann Ruth Noble (born 3 February 1944) is an Australian singer and actress. Initially performing as Patsy Ann Noble, she was a teenage pop singer in the early 1960s, with regular appearances on the music and variety television series Bandstand. In November 1961, she released her biggest hit single, "Good Looking Boy", which reached the Top 10 in Melbourne and Top 20 in Sydney.

Noble rose to fame as a teenage singing star in the 1960s under the name Patsy Ann Noble. Her singing career was encouraged by Brian Henderson, the compere of the Australian version of Bandstand, where she made regular appearances. She was signed to the Australian HMV Records and released her first single "Like I'm in Love" / "I Love You So Much It Hurts" in November 1960.

1. Accidents Will Happen
2. Green Eyed People
3. I love You so Much It Hurts

4.  He Tells Me
5. Kooky Little Paradise 
6. Private Property
7. It's Better To Cry Today
8. Busy Lips
9. I Did Nothing Wrong
10. I Fall To Pieces
11. If You Wanna be more Than Friends 
12. Heartbreak Avenue
13. Don't You Ever Change Your Mind
14. Better late Than Never
15. Ordinary love
16. Like I'm In Love

  12. Heartbreat Avenue

Marion Ryan

In the land of the 45's we have a selection of songs from the 50's

 She was once called "the Marilyn Monroe of popular song", Marion Ryan was a pop singer of the 1950s in the early years of British Independent Television. Her song "Love Me Forever" peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in 1958. She was the regular singer in the popular musical quiz Spot the Tune on Granada Television for seven years from 1956, with a total of 209 half-hour programmes.

1. Too Much 
2. An Occasional Man
3. Sixteen Reasons
4. Mangos
5. Love Me Forever
6. Its You That I love
7. Make The Man Love Me 
8. Jo Jo The Dog Faced Man
9. Stairway Of Love
10. Better Use Your Head 

3. Sixteen Reasons

Friday, 26 January 2018

Ella Fitzgerald

Who but Ella can take a silly corny juvenile song and turn it into something great as she does with the featured track !!...and also the other tracks are pure Ella !

1. Sweet Georgia Brown
2. Whisper Not
3. I Said No
4. Thanks For The Memory
5. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
6. Old Macdonald

1. Time After Time
2. You've Changed
3. I've Got Your Number
4. Lover Man
5. Wives And Lovers
6. Matchmaker

6. Old Macdonald

Jacques Loussier Trio

Fancy some "Bach" (Johann Sebastian) then lend an ear to this Concert !..I guess it wont be everybody's cup of tea but if you want something different then have a listen you might enjoy it !!...I did !!

5. Fantasy In C Minor

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

This one will definitely please all the serious Jazz lovers and Big Band Fans some great solo's on most of the instruments of the band and it certainly one hell of a jam session on "Take The A Train !"...Interesting reading the notes on the back sleeve will give you more details about this....and the talking explanation of "Itinerary Of An Orchestra" is really something !!

1. Adios
2. Jersey Bounce
3. Take The A Train

1. Explanation Of Itinerary 
2. Itinerary Of An Orchestra 

1. Adios

Ralph Dollimore & His Orchestra

Soooooooo we might have a battle of the "Stereo's" !! "Studio 2 Stereo" here and what we have below !!....this one is a more gentle one featuring the piano ! not a Brash Brass in earshot !!....but both are enjoyable.. this one for a relaxing lie down ! and the one below have a jig around the room !!

1. Reflections
2. The Fool On The Hill
3. Here's That Rainy Day
4. A man And A Woman
5. Kulta's Lullaby 
6. One Day Soon

1. Shades of Blue
2. Love Is Blue
3. You And I
4. Someone to Watch Over Me
5. Waltz For Debbie
6. Sophia

2. Love Is Blue

Ted Heath And His Music

Will Mr Ted Heath step up to the front and sort out all the musicians that seem to be on top of one another on the above cover !! we can hear some classic Swing Tunes in glorious "Phase Four Stereo"....And he does !!!...Hope nobody thinks of  this Ted Heath as the politician !!...different person !!

1. Opus 1
2. Skyliner
3. A String Of Pearls
4. South Rampart Street Parade
5. Long John Silver
6. Intermission Riff

1. Jumping At The Woodside
2. Oh Lady be Good
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. Jersey Bounce
5. Harlem Nocturne
6. Apple Honey

1. Jumping At The Woodside

The Peddlers

Re-Post Requested By Marco

 This is a new one on me !! heard the name but not the content !! off to "Wikipedia" to do a check !! my mind before I did the check "Folk Group" came to mind !!...Boy was I surprised when I actually heard the L/P...."Jazz/Soul" from the 60's & 70' the hell did I miss that !!...must have been my period of sleep !!!...anyway back to the L/P this is a great one a "Luigi" recommendation !!...If you have not heard of them be surprised like I was !!!....the track "Smile" is like nothing you have heard fact the whole of the L/P is very very very different !!!.......Thanks "John" for this Gem !!!

1. Time After Time
2. Girl Talk
3. Who Can I Turn To
4. Stormy Weather
5. Smile
6. Empty Club Blues

1. Your The Reason I'm living
2. It aint No Big Thing
3. Sneaking Up On You
4. Pentathion
5. What Now my Love
6. Lover 

  5. What Now My Love

Connie Francis

Connie's had a go at "Spanish Fav's" "Italian Fav's" "German Fav's" "Folk Songs Fav's" "Jewish Fav's" so its not rocket science that she's had a go at the "Emerald Isle's" favourite songs !!

1. McNamara's Band

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The Desert Song

A quick dash over the channel and what have we here !...Not the film with Kathryn Grayson but a studio version so put you feet up settle in an easy chair and have a listen !!!...Thanks Bob !!

6. The Desert Song

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Ella Fitgerald & Count Basie

Two greats having a ball !!...from the first track where Ella does her great "Scat" peformance to the last track   Pure Magic !!!....I'm going to struggle to make up my mind what track to feature !..everyone is a classic her voice is at its peak !!

1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. Deed I Do 
3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
4.  Them There Eyes
5. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
6. Tea For Two

1. Satin Doll
2. I'm Begining To See The Light 
3.  Shiny Stockings
4. My Last Affair
5. Ain't Misbehavin'
6. On The Sunny Side Of The Strret

  4. Them There Eyes

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 

  1. Peaceful

Adam Wade

This singer is new to me...although his voice and style is his own you can hear the influences of Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole... its a smooth and tasty set of standards from 1961 !! if you like Johnny & Nat you will enjoy this one !

 Adam Wade (born Patrick Henry Wade, March 17, 1935) is an American singer, drummer and television actor.  He had his first major hit with a song called "Ruby" in early 1960, a cover of the hit movie song of 1953.  He released the following albums in the United Kingdom: 1961 Adam and Evening, HMV CLP 1451, Adam Wade One Is A Lonely Number, mono Columbia 33SX1501, stereo Columbia SCX3474, both 1962. He also released an EP in 1960, And Then Came Adam, HMV 7EG 8620.

1. Sleepy Time Gal
2. We Kiss In a Shadow
3. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
4. Gloria's Theme
5. Guess I'll Have To Hang my Tears out To Dry 
6. Canadian Sunset

1. My Reverie
2. I Have Dreamed
3. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
4. For You
5. Dreamy
6. The Party Over

4. For You

Labi Siffre

Not had any Labi so now is the time to put that right...This L/P includes his hits !
Its great to hear songs once again that make sense and tell a story !

1. Saved
2. Cannock Chase
3. Fool Me a Goodnight
4. It Must be Love
5. Gimme Some More
6. Blue Lady

1. Love Oh Love Oh Love
2. Crying Laughing Loving Lying
3. Hotel Room Song
4. My Song
5. Till Forever
6. Come On Michael 

4. It Must Be Love

Teddi King

Once more a voice from the 50's that may or may not be forgotten but is being highlighted by Luigi with a little help from John's Record Shop in New York !!..Thanks John hope its a bit warmer there and the snow has gone !

 Teddi King (September 18, 1929 – November 18, 1977) was an American jazz and pop vocalist. Born Theodora King in Boston, Massachusetts on September 18, 1929.
 Signing with RCA, she recorded three albums for the label, beginning with 1956's Bidin' My Time. She also had some minor chart success with the singles "Mr. Wonderful" (which made the Top 20 in 1956), "Married I Can Always Get" and "Say It Isn't So" (both of which made the Hot 100 from 1957–1958). Her critically praised 1959 album All the Kings' Songs found her interpreting the signature songs of contemporary male singers like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole (the "kings" of the title).......Be great if anyone has a link to this one !!

1. The Way You Look Tonight
2. You Go To My Head 
3. Where Have You Been
4. How Come You Do Me Like You Do
5. The Touch Of Your Lips
6. If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight

1. I Can't believe That Your in Love With Me
2. All I need Is You
3. The Very Thought Of You
4. Mr You've Gone And Got The Blues
5. To You
6. When Did You Leave heaven

  1. I Can't Believe That Your In Love With Me

The Seekers

Re-Post Requested By RobV

 Here we have an L/P of the Seekers !...singing Irish & American and not forgetting where they came from !! Australian Songs !! and as it say's on the back cover "The Cool Clear Voice " of Judith Durham !!

 1. The Wreck Of The Old 97
2. Danny Boy
3. Waltzing Matilda
4. Cotton Fields
5. Lemon Tree
6. Gotta travel On

1. With My Swag All On My Shoulder
2. Isa Lei
3. Whiskey In The Jar
4. Five Hundred Miles
5. Gypsy Rover
6. South Australia

2. Danny Boy