Sunday, 24 February 2013

More Sounds Like Swinging - Garry Blake And His Music (1966)



The notes on the rear sleeve refer to a previous album, Sounds Like Swinging, by Garry Blake, which was previously posted on the excellent Inflight Entertainment blog.

This follow-up is equally as good, being a mix of a few popular songs of the era and other songs and standards arranged in a very nice mid 60's brass and beat style.

The track I like the most on this album is called Bathtub Saturday Night, a tune best known by my generation (in the UK at least) as the tune used by comedy duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on their theme song from their BBC TV series The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer!

The download on the first album on the Inflight Entertainment blog has been taken down, so if you enjoy this, please comment, and I will post my rip of that album if there is enough interest!

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

Album Preview - Bathtub Saturday Night

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hawaiian Honeymoon - Basil Henriques & The Waikiki Islanders (1970)


A very nice, well arranged Studio 2 album featuring late 60's pop hits played by Hawaiian guitar and band.

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

Album Preview - Help Yourself

 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Speak Softly Love - Georges Delagaye Orchestra (1974)



A very nice Easy album featuring a name I have heard of, but know very little about.

The album is a mix of 70's pop songs with originals and interpretations.

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

Album Preview - Oh Babe What Would You Say

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Dance To The Top Pops with Joe Loss And His Orchestra (1966)




I had this album in the mono version, but I really wanted to find the stereo version, and recently I had the good fortune to finally find it!

A very typical, but excellent example of a mid 60's Joe Loss party medley album, it sounds so much better in stereo!

Mixing the pop hits of the day in ballroom dancing styles such as Quickstep, Slow Foxtrot and "Shake Beat", it is the latter I prefer with two such medleys on this LP.

My highlight, however, is Joe Loss's Tijuana Time medley. It is a great go at the Herb Alpert sound!

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

Album Preview - Tijuana Time Medley