Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sound Of The Times - Les & Larry Elgart (1966)




Here is an excellent mid 60's album of pop, beat and brass!

At only 22½ minutes long, it is one of the shortest albums, but it does pack in so much into its running time!

I have previously posted the first track, I'm Coming Home Cindy, which was on one of the first Easy compilations I ever made, now over ten years ago, called Groovy!

Some tracks are well known, others not so, but all are well worth listening; the stereo sound really brings the music to life, and the vinyl is in much better condition than the sleeve!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!


Album Preview

Friday, 13 March 2015

New World Championship Ballroom Dances - Joe Loss & His Orchestra (1979)





Apologies for the lack of activity, I have had problems with my computer, and my car, which have taken my focus away from here!

All seems to be back to normal now, so I have given the look of the site a quick refresh, and continue with sharing the best and newest albums in my collection!

Here is one of the few Joe Loss albums I did not have, indeed, I am pretty sure it was his last LP of original material (if anyone has information to the contrary, please let me know!).

The front sleeve was rather damaged, so I have given it a digital fix-up, the music is Joe Loss's usual rendering of then-current pop songs arranged for ballroom dancing.

If this is your thing, I hope you enjoy it and would love to hear a comment if you do!

Album Preview:

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Cheesy Listening Album - Various Artists (2002)



Here is an early compilation which helped get me into the whole genre of Easy Listening!

Featuring many of EMI's Easy big hitters such as Joe Loss, Geoff Love, Manuel & Ron Goodwin, it was a good introduction to Easy before I started trawling the charity shops round my way, and found many of the original LP's these tracks appeared on!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Music To Drive By (The Joe Loss Concertium)

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Hammond On The Rocks (1971)




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Nice six track EP featuring Hammond and Sax.

It is worth hearing if only for the track Down By The Riverside, a traditional tune given a very funky upbeat treatment here.

The remaining tracks are good, but positively sedate compared to the featured track referred to above and previewed below.

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Jeanny With The Light Brown Hair
 

Auld Lang Syne 
 

Down By The Riverside
 

Greensleeves
 

La Bamba
 

The Streets Of Laredo
 

Monday, 29 December 2014

Dance Dance Dance - Various Artists (1982)



Fine selection of pop medleys from the early 1980's.

Of particular mention is the "Hot Licks" medley by The Silhouettes, a medley of classic 60's hits by The Shadows.

It is not my usual kind of post, but it could be used at a New Year's Eve party perhaps, and to celebrate 1 million hits!

Album Preview - Hot Licks

 

Thursday, 25 December 2014

I'd Have To Say... The Best Of The Beatles - Various Artists (ELW Compilation)



I was very glad I was able to see the moment this morning that Easy Listening World reached one million hits!

So, to celebrate, here is a compilation I have been planning for some time, a simple premise, the greatest songs of the fab four by some of the most and least well-known names in the Easy Listening World of the 60s and 70s!

Many of the tracks are from albums previously shared here, some are from other compilations, and a few are from albums shared on other blogs, so thanks to them for those, with particular thanks for the original inspiration to start my blog in January 2008 to Lounge Legends, Lemoncat and Vinyl Room amongst many others!

The title, incidentally, comes from what UK comedy character Alan Partridge said when asked, "What's your favourite Beatles album?".

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do! This, more than anything, is what keeps the blog going!

Album Preview - Day Tripper (Ken Woodman)