Sunday, 5 December 2010

Yesterday's Dreams - Baker Street Philharmonic [1970]




You must check out Spiral's great post of Baker Street Philharmonic's Je t'aime LP [link in favourites at time of writing], to compliment that here I offer this lovely Easy LP.

Featuring some nice scat vocals, organ, guitar, and strings, it has more than its share of smooth orchestral originals, is a great listen, and I recommend it strongly!

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

Album Preview - The Last One

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Non Stop Pepsi Party - Denny Wright & The Hustlers [1974]



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After posting the Sparkling Sounds LP, and mentioning Denny Wright's Pepsi LP, I thought it might be good to rip and post that Pepsi LP, so here it is!

It was one of the first LPs I found when I first started looking round the charity shops, some years ago, but I have seen it again since, several times, the one ripped here being the one in the best condition.

It is around 54 minutes in length, and top quality from start to finish! Featuring the Shout About Pepsi track, as featured on the first Sound Gallery album, here it appears as part of a medley with Tequila and La Bamba.

Other highlights include fine versions of I Can See Clearly Now, Something, Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, very smooth sounding covers of Without You,Love Is Blue, and Sounds of Silence, with a nice rock 'n' roll medley to finish the album.

Every track is a winner, the album is one of my personal favourites, the track I post as preview, Roll Over Beethoven never fails to have me jiving round the room!

I hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment!

ALBUM PREVIEW - ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sparkling Sounds... Just the Way You Want To Hear Them [1974]



MFP 50191

I found this album of vocal covers in one of my local charity shops, looked at the sleeve and found it was from Denny Wright and Anton Kwiatkowski, and bought it, hoping for something hopefully similar and as good as Wright's own Non-Stop Pepsi Party or Chico Arnez's Non-Stop Dance Party.

It turned out to be more like one from the Hot Hits collection or similar soundalike album. I must say it is very good though, and although the band and singers are trying to sound like the originals, there turns out to be more of their own personality to the sound than that!

It is well worth a listen, and so I hope you enjoy it and leave a comment!

ALBUM PREVIEW - YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Screen Action / Crime Busters - The Power Pack Orchestra [1986]


Here, especially for darnall42, is a fantastic collection of 35 great 80s TV and film [but mostly TV] themes played by the Power Pack ''Orchestra'', mostly synth and drum machine again, but it must be said that it is very of its time.

There are 25 tracks on the original CD ''Screen Action'', but I also have an LP called ''Crime Busters'', which also contains some of the tracks from ''Screen Action'', so I have added the tracks that were not featured on that to this download.

Highlights aplenty, but I can't quite believe the way they did the ''Hart To Hart'' theme!

I hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment!

I ripped this CD some time ago, and cannot find it at the moment to scan the covers from it, so I'm afraid this will have to do for now!

I'll be back soon with more classic Easy from the 60s and 70s!

Track List:
  1. Superman
  2. Miami Vice
  3. Magnum
  4. Hunter
  5. The Professionals
  6. Starsky And Hutch
  7. Shoestring
  8. Hawaii 5-0
  9. Dempsey & Makepeace
  10. Indiana Jones
  11. TJ Hooker
  12. James Bond
  13. New Avengers
  14. Rockford Files
  15. Street Hawk
  16. The Good The Bad & The Ugly
  17. The A Team
  18. Knight Rider
  19. Crazy Like A Fox
  20. Mike Hammer Theme
  21. The Fall Guy
  22. The Sweeney
  23. The Chinese Detective
  24. Highway Patrol
  25. Airwolf
  26. Cagney And Lacey
  27. Scarecrow And Mrs. King
  28. The Gentle Touch
  29. Miss Marple
  30. Remington Steele
  31. Hart To Hart
  32. Murder She Wrote
  33. Juliet Bravo
  34. The Bill [Overkill]
  35. Z Cars
ALBUM PREVIEW - CAGNEY AND LACEY



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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Essential Easy Listening - Various Artists [1991]




This is a magnificent collection of classic Easy tracks by some of the finest Easy acts.

I understand it was originally released in the 70s as a double LP, but some weeks ago I found a CD issue from 1991 in the local Red Cross shop.

I'm sure you will love it!

ALBUM PREVIEW - DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES - REG TILSLEY ORCHESTRA


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Nearness Of You - Charles Barlow & His Orchestra [1978]





After listening to this great album of ballroom dance music, I would swear that it was by Joe Loss, as the arrangements are so similar!

My highlight is Chihuahua, a nice Bob Barratt instrumental I remember first hearing on Harry Stoneham's High Power Hammond on Studio 2 from 1970.

It's nice to hear in full now on this LP!

It's a good listen, and if you have enjoyed my posts of Joe Loss, Cyril Stapleton, and Ray McVay, you'll enjoy this one, too!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

This Is Roberto Delgado [1970]



Very nice 10 track sampler of Roberto Delgado's 60s work, featuring the latin sounds of Spanish Eyes, El Paloma, Rhumba Tamba, Taboo, and 6 other great tracks.

[From the sleeve notes]

''The heat of the tropical sun, the excitement of the carnival, all the fire of Latin America, this is the music of Roberto Delgado. Audiences in the sophisticated continental nightclubs have thrilled to the music of Roberto Delgado, many record buyers in this country have for long known the excitement of his records in fabulous stereo, now, to bring his music to a wider audience we bring you a selection of some of the best of Roberto Delgado so that you too may thrill to the magic of far-away nights in exotic places. Come, hear, be conquered by the scintillating sound of Roberto Delgado.''

Delgado from Mediafire

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Organ Sounds In Super Stereo - Alan Hawkshaw Plays The Philicorda [1972]




A nice & easy treat from the greatest British session organist.

Very rare and hard to find, this LP is a mixture of standards and 60s & 70s pop classics played by the Hawk along with his session legend friends Brian Bennett, Jim Lawless, Chris Spedding, Tony Carr and Danny Richmond.

Mariella is a Hawkshaw original and is a definite highlight, as are the versions of Spinning Wheel and My Cherie Amour.

There are also some great liner notes from the Hawk himself!

I hope you enjoy it!

Hawk from Megaupload

Hawk from Mediafire

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Party Dances with Sydney Thompson [1968]





This one, along with the All-Time Party hits LP by Joe Loss were the ones I used to listen to most at my grandmother's house when I was a small child.

I did have a copy of this, but it was in such poor condition I could not offer you a listen of it.

A typical party LP of its time, it sounds great, is still enjoyable to listen to, and I hope you enjoy it!

Party [Mediafire]

Party [Megaupload]

Monday, 26 April 2010

Komm Lass Uns Tanzen "Let's Have A Party" - Lenard Best Und Sein Orchester [1976]



Here is a very nice Easy LP with a very typical German sound of the mid 70s. Featuring a mix of 70s pop songs and traditional-sounding German tunes, it is recommended if you enjoy listening to James Last, Roberto Delgado, and Klaus Wunderlich.

I found it very enjoyable and I hope you do too!

Album Preview - Dolannes Melodie




Best from Mediafire

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Girl Talk - Button Down Brass / Ray Davies



I do not normally post CD compilations, but after the comments on my recent Button Down Brass library LP post, I thought it would be good to post this very nice collection of the Pye years of Ray Davies.

All the great Button Down originals are here, such as Heavy Water, Mach 1, Hadrian's Wall, Martinique, and Truckin', with some nice covers, too.

It was previously posted on Lounge Legends, but the link has expired, so for Mindy, who left a very kind comment, here it is!

It has had to be hosted at Mediafire, as my access to Megaupload appears to have been curtailed at the moment.

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