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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Julie Andrews

Julie still in English mode !!...singing songs from the American song writers as stated on the front !!!

1. It Might As Well Be Spring
2. Falling In Love With Love
3. We'll Gather Lilacs In The Spring
4. He Loves She Loves
5. I'm Old Fashioned
6. You're A Builder- Upper

1. Little Old Lady
2. My Ship
3. Cheek To Cheek
4. Come To Me Bend Me
5. So In Love
6. Matelot

  07 - Little Old Lady.mp3

Rita Reys

Yep !! still in New York !!..and the lovely new found voice of Rita !!...this is great !!

1. Summertime
2. Broadway
3. Iv'e Got The World On A String 
4. No Moon At All
5. How Deep Is The Ocean 
6. Have You Met Miss Jones 

1. Too Close For Comfort
2. Like Someone In Love
3. I'm Gettimg Sentimental Over You
4. Thou Swell
5. Willow Weep For Me
6. But Not For Me

  06 - Have you met miss jones.mp3

Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch

The fantastic voice of Jackie Trent does justice to some of the twenty tracks on this L/P also joined by her then husband Tony Hatch on some of them !!...then to keep it well in the family we have tracks from "The Orchestra" "Sound" & "The Singers & Swingers" of Tony Hatch !!

01 - The Two of Us.mp3

Faye Richmonde this from the top shelf !!!...a "Double Entendre" feast !!!..and the voice is not too bad !!...cosidering the content !!....Maiden Aunts cover your ears !!!!
I hope that's not Kim Novak on the cover !!!

 Very interesting platter called Girlesque featuring Faye Richmonde on Davis records. The song titles are risque to say the least but more interestingly is the controversy surrounding the record when it came out in '58.
 Davis was charged with manufacturing off color disks specifically two LP's on Davis Records "For Men Only" and "Girlesque". However the jury listened to the records and after being out 12 hours returned with the not guilty verdict.


Bea Wain

Some 78's now from a 30's big band singer from John's giant box of "Shellacs" !!..if you like the big band singers of the 30's then you will love this collection !!

 Beatrice "Bea" Wain (born April 30, 1917) is an American Big Band-era singer born in the Bronx, New York City. She had a number of hits with Larry Clinton and his Orchestra. After her marriage she and her husband became involved in radio.

1. My Reverie
2. Heart And Soul
3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
4. Do I Love You
5. Do I Worry
6. Mr Jinx Stay Away From me
7. Oh You Crazy Moon
8. Dr Rhythm
9. I'm The Lonesomest Gal In Town
10. Deep Purple
11. You Started Something
12. Kiss The Boys goodbye 02- heart_and_soul.mp3

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Ottilie Patterson

And now we have a four track EP from 1956.. from Chris Barbers then wife...great recordings from a great Irish Blues singer !

 Ottilie Patterson (31 January 1932 – 20 June 2011) was a Northern Irish blues singer best known for her performances and recordings with the Chris Barber Jazz Band in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
She joined the Barber band full-time on 28 December 1954, and her first public appearance was at the Royal Festival Hall on January 9, 1955. Between 1955 and 1962 Ottilie toured extensively with the Chris Barber Jazz Band and issued many recordings: those featuring her on every track include the EPs Blues (1955), That Patterson Girl (1955), That Patterson Girl Volume 2 (1956), Ottilie (1959), and the LP Chris Barber's Blues Book (1961); she also appeared on numerous Chris Barber records.
She and Barber were married in 1959. They divorced in 1983.

01 – Beale St. Blues.mp3

Chris Barbers Jazz Band

Still in the land of stars and stripes !!..and its amazing what coming out of John's record store thanks John !!!.....I never could make up my mind was this band a Jazz Band or a Blues Band or a Traditional Jazz Band or even a Skiffle band !!!...So here are the words of Wikipedia !!

 Donald Christopher "Chris" Barber (born 17 April 1930) is an English jazz musician, best known as a bandleader and trombonist. As well as scoring a UK top twenty trad jazz hit, he helped the careers of many musicians, notably the blues singer Ottilie Patterson, who was at one time his wife, and vocalist/banjoist Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s and who had his first transatlantic hit, "Rock Island Line", while with Chris Barber's band. His providing an audience for Donegan and, later, Alexis Korner makes Barber a significant figure in the British rhythm and blues and "beat boom" of the 1960s.

05 - 'S Wonderful.mp3

Annie Fratellini

Here's A songbird from 1958 that is completely unknown to me !!!..she sounds great and love the accent when she sings in English !!....details about her below....The wonders of the internet strikes again !!...Lets see !! A french singer whose music ends up on a shelf in a Record store in the USA wings over to England then gets whizzed back on the air waves to entertain all the people of the world that might be interested in a different voice !!!..Coooooooooool !!!
Couldn't find the back cover apologies if the track list doesn't make sense in French !!!

 Annie Fratellini (14 November 1932–30 June 1997) was a French circus artist, clown, singer and film actress.
 She was born Annie Violette Fratellini in Algiers, French Algeria to a Pied-noir family of Italian descent.

 For years she avoided following her father, grandfather and 22 other relatives into the ring. Instead, she sang in music halls and nightclubs.

1. Celui Que
2. C'est Merveilleux Amour
3. Quand Tu Vien Chez Moi Mon Coeur
4. It Had To Be You
5. Paris Souvenirs

1. J'ai Ta Main
2. Le Gars de Rochechouart
3. J aimerais Tellement
4 Why Do I Love You
5. Ca C'estL amour

04 – It Had to Be You.mp3

Asleep At The Wheel

Yeh heh hah !!...fancy a bit of country & western !!!....with a spin on big swing band tunes !!!

 Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia

1. Choo Choo Ch'  Boogie
2. You And Me Instead
3. Jumpin' At The Woodside
4. Last Letter
5. Don't Ask Me Why I'm Goin To Texas
6. The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget

1. I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday 
2. Our Names Arn't Mentioned Together
3. Miss Molly
4. Blood Shot Eyes
5. Dead Man

03. Jumpin' At The Woodside.mp3

Pete Jolly & Friends

Some cool Jazz now for those barmy summer evenings in the future of course !!! its still March !!

01 whistle while you work.mp3

The Pete Jolly Trio

Keeping with the Jazz theme another dip into the repertoire of Pete Jolly this time with a Trio...Piano playing at its best !!

1. Little Bird
2. Three Four Five
3. Never Never Land 
4. Alone Together

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Spring Can Realy Hang You Up The Most 
3. My Favourite Things
4. Toot Toot Tootsie
5. Falling In Love With Love

09.falling in love with love.mp3

Monday, 27 March 2017

Sparky's Magic Piano

WOW !!!'s a blast from my past !!....I had this on 78's
when I was about 12 or there abouts and loved it....hav'nt heard it for thanks John's store in New York for this memory !!..I guess that this is why I like piano music so much !!....if you havn't heard it it's a story about a Piano that plays itself !!  and "Sparky" of course !!! be a kid again and have a listen !!!! only lasts about 15 mins !!


Judy Collins

Not heard much of Judy Collins so this is the first time I have heard a full selection of songs by her ! I will leave it up to the mulitude of fans out in the wide world to make and leave some comments !!

1. Someday Soon
2. Since You Asked
3. Both Sides Now
4. Sons Of
5. Suzanne
6. Farewell To Tarwathie

1. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
2. Sunny Goodge Street
3. My Father
4. Albatross
5. In My Life
6. Amazing Grace

  03. Both Sides Now.mp3

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Johnny And The Hurricanes

Johnny and the Hurricanes were an American instrumental rock and roll band from Toledo, Ohio, that had a number of hits, especially in the UK, in the 1950s and early 1960s.
 They specialised in versions of old tunes with a rock and roll beat. They chose these songs because they were well recognized and easier to accept with the beat.

And here are some of those Old Tunes !!! 

1. Reveille Rock
2. Milk Shake
3. Cyclone
4. Travelin'
5. Beanbag
6. Rockin' T

1. The Hungry Eye
2. Hot Fudge
3. Time Bomb
4. Corn Bread
5. Catnip
6. The Hep Canary

01 -Reveille Rock.mp3

Julie Andrews

Not a Peep from "Eliza" !!....just the clear English voice of Julie's

1. As I Went a Roaming
2. London Pride
3. The Floral Dance
4. These Precious Things
5. Where'er You Walk
6.  Pedro The Fisherman

1. Tally Ho
2. If my Songs Were Only Winged
3. The Lass With the Delicate Air 
4.  Canterbury Fair
5. To A Wild Rose
6. Oh The Days Of Kerry Dancing

 Julie Andrews was only 22 when she released this, her debut solo album. But she already had an extensive résumé as an entertainer that included recordings dating back ten years; numerous appearances on the London stage; two Broadway musicals, The Boy Friend and My Fair Lady; and two American TV movie musicals, High Tor and Cinderella. She might have been expected to sing show tunes on her own LP, but instead she harked back to her British music hall days as a child and assembled a collection of English folk songs and art songs.

06-Pedro The Fisherman.wma

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Music For Lovers Vol 1

A nice blue cover to start this trio of compilation of songs and hits from the Capitol Stable !
     Ta Bob !!

05 Freedom come freedom Go.mp3

Music For Lovers Vol 2

Volume 2 and its green !...and artists from the "Capitol" stable again !!..great Peggy Lee recording ! Not heard before !

01 My sweet Lord.mp3

Music For Lovers Vol 3

Here's the last of the trio from the EMI (Columbia) stable of popular hits & songs compilation....Its great to hear them once again and thanks Bob for the above and below posts...cheers !!

04 The carnival is over.mp3

Stephane Grappelli & His Orchestra

Stephane Grappelli in a different light !!...Violin in the background !! and taking a front seat as a conductor of his orchestra and it's good !!!...once again titles some in English but all are recognisable tunes...

16 Maria.mp3

Benny Goodman

Now we are over the channel in Belguim for a while now to see what gems are avaiable from "Bob"....and first we have some Vintage Swing Band tracks from 1937 !! ah ! the year I was born !!

10 Sly mongoose.mp3