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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

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