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Saturday, 25 March 2017

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

Glen Gray & The Casa Nova Orchestra

Thanks Bob for finding this one !!..a great tribute to the big swing bands of the bygone years...

 The Casa Loma Orchestra was a popular American dance band active from 1927 to 1963. From 1929 until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. With the decline of the big band business following the end of World War II, it disbanded in 1947. However, from 1957 to 1963, it re-emerged as a recording session band in Hollywood, made up of top-flight studio musicians under the direction of its most notable leader of the past, Glen Gray. The reconstituted band made a limited number appearances live and on television and recorded fifteen LP albums for Capitol Records before Gray died in 1963.


09 Woodshopper's ball (Woody Herman).mp3

Robert Delgado & Orchestra

 We now have music by an Instrument that does not feature very much as a solo instrument on L/P's or CD' we can thank "Roberto Delgado" for making it !! and Bob for  finding it !!

  12 September in he rain.mp3

Pat Boone

Pat Boone getting away from his Pop Image and trying some standards from the pen of Irving Berlin....

  12They say it's wonderful.mp3

Friday, 24 March 2017


For the lovers of "Real Organ music" we have courtesy of Bob.. this one and the one below...
Although most of the titles are not in English some are easy reconisable !!

  07 Les patineurs.mp3

Mortier Beersel

Some real organ music now....I believe that this organ might have been in a Cafe & Brewery in the Netherlands!!..and now called Maestro and resides in the U.S.A. ?????

  01 Casatschok.mp3

Helmut Zacharias & Orchestra

We are still in Belgium for this gentle set of tunes by the orchestra that features the Violin thanks Bob for this one and the one below !!

  11 Come prima.mp3

Earl Grant

Keeping the mood with no vocal just music now....the organ & piano playing of Earl Grant !!

 Earl Grant was a triple-threat entertainer as a pianist, organist, and vocalist. While much of his material fell into the arenas of either light pop or jazz-schmaltz, Grant scored two R&B hits in the late '50s and early '60s, the most memorable being "Sweet Sixteen Bars" in 1962. It reached number nine on the R&B charts. His prior smash "The End" was his lone pop hit, reaching number seven in 1958. Grant also was in the films "Tender Is The Night," "Imitation of Life," and "Tokyo Night." He was killed in 1970 in a car wreck at age 39. 

06 Meditation.mp3

Bert Kaempfert

The Swingin' Safari strikes again !!.....Don't panic ! track one has a double start !!....The fantastic original Bert Kaempfert Sound !!...cheers Bob !!

06 Sugar bush.mp3

The Bachelors

The hit song that put "The Bachelors" on the musical map in 1963 was  "Charmaine" followed by "Diane" the concept of this L/P is pretty obvious !!!

13 Diane.mp3

Sandy Posey

The Country and Western voice (I Think) !! of Sandy Posey sings some classic songs !!

 Sandy Posey (born June 18, 1944) is an American popular singer, who enjoyed success in the 1960s with singles such as her 1966 recording of Martha Sharpe's composition, "Single Girl." She is often described as a country singer, although, like Skeeter Davis (to whom she has been frequently compared) her output has varied. Later in her career, the term "countrypolitan," associated with the "Nashville sound", was sometimes applied.[Posey had four hit singles in the United States, three of which peaked at number 12 in the sales charts.

B1- It's All In The Game.mp3

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rita Reys

Its great to hear some great voices that maybe you would not get to hear without this great cosmos ! space ! air waves ! that enables us to use the "Internet !!....and this voice that goes by the name of "Rita" is definatley one to listen to !!

 Rita Reys was long ago billed as "Europe's First Lady of Jazz." A legend overseas, Reys was one of the top jazz singers in Europe from the mid-'50s to the turn of the millennium.
 Rita Reys (born Maria Everdina Reijs; 21 December 1924 – 28 July 2013) was a jazz singer from the Netherlands. At the 1960 French jazz festival of Juan-les-Pins, she received the title, "Europe's first lady of jazz".[

A5 I Should Care.mp3

AFTER YOU'VE GONE- Rita Reys & Dutch Swing College Band

Petula Clark

Not got this one so thanks John !...a mixture of songs sung fantastically as only Pet can do !!
And at the age of 83 a video of a track from her latest CD proves that she still has that OOmph !!!..and its below !!!

Just Petula - 10 - The Fool On The Hill.mp3

Petula Clark - Sacrifice My Heart (Official Video)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates, often referred to as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing. John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform, either separately or in collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues.
Great featured Track !!

Hall & Oates - 05 - Nothing at All.mp3

Frankie Valli

A solo L/P from the lead singer of The Four Seasons....Frankie Valli of course !!..doing some fantistic different dramatic versions of some popular songs !....I've got a feeling that this might have been his first solo effort !!!..Its a Gud Un !!!......"Fox In The Bush" is a great track !!

1. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
2. Expression Of Love
3. For All We Know
4. Sunny
5. Watch Where You Walk
6. To Give

1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Fox In The Bush
3. September Rain
4. Make The Music Play
5. Stop And Say Hello 
6. Donnybrook 

08 - Fox In The Bush.mp3

Derek And The Dominos

Along with the post below here is another group that I have not heard before in the same kinda musical "Rock" influence !!

 The group's sole studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, although a critical and commercial flop in 1971, charted in 1972 and 1982 and now is not only considered one of Clapton's most outstanding achievements, but also consistently appears in listings of the best rock albums ever recorded. It may have been the pinnacle of both Clapton's and Whitlock's careers. The band's producer, Tom Dowd, said of it that he "felt it was the best ... album I'd been involved with and was disappointed at the lack of acclaim it garnered on its release.

1. I Looked Away
2. Bell Bottom Blues
3. Keep On Growing
4. Nobody Knows You When Your Down And out
5. I Am Yours
6. Anyday
7. Key To The Highway

1. Tell The Truth
2. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
4. Little Wing
5. It's Too Late
6. Layla
7. Thorn Tree In The Garden


13 layla.mp3

Crosby Stills & Nash

Very interesting and enjoyable L/P...will listen to this more.... thanks John for introducing me to artists that normally I would not get to hear !!...I guess there will be loads of CS&N fans out there !!!

02 Marrakesh Express.mp3