Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easy Listening music - Identification help needed

One of my regular blog visitors, Suffering Fools, would like help to identify the artist on two pieces of Easy Listening. 

The tracks are in the below YouTube video clip. 

Please watch and comment if you can help. 

Thank you, Mark

23 comments:

  1. The second piece is Jamaica Farewell by Wally Scott and his Orchestra and Chorus

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  2. Ken Thorne and His Orchestra: A Day in the Life... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_d1v1ERrE
    Francisco

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  3. Thanks very much to both commenters for their information!

    Cheers, Mark

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  4. Thank you so much for your help!

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  5. While I'm asking questions, does anyone have a suggestion as to who might have done this recording I remember from 30-35 years ago? The song was "Turn Around" -- not "Turn Around, Look at Me," but the "Turn Around" that starts with "Where are you going, my little one?"

    It was an orchestra with vocal group, as nearly as I recall. The vocal group sounded a little like the Lettermen, a little like the Sandpipers, but not quite like either. The choruses of the song were often punctuated with an "oo-oo-oo-oo-oo" tag. That's about all I remember...

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  6. I think it is Turn Around - Kingston Trio

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRl7EFYSty8

    Cheers, Mark

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  7. That's a good guess, but it's not the one I remember. Thanks anyway!

    Does anyone here have a copy of Wally Scott's Jamaica Farewell that can be shared? I'm sadly unable to purchase the MP3 because I live in the US.

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    1. http://www.divshare.com/download/25459700-edb

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    2. http://www.divshare.com/download/25459721-4f0

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    3. Mark -- Brilliant!! Thank you!

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  8. TURN AROUND: I have a wonderful version of this song done by Sonny & Cher on my "The Wonderful World of Sonny & Cher Collection" Disc 2. Someone was kind enough to post this on youtube last year:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy8NUnLZMqI

    Good listening,
    Ron

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  9. Here's another question for the experts: Can anyone identify the song being covered by Frank Chacksfield at 11:21 in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pIOOhj0wQE
    Thanks.

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    1. It is Burt Bacharach's Trains And Boats And Planes!

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  10. Here's on for you...and it's a complete mystery to me. There is an album credited to THREE different orchestras...Werner Muller, Ricardo Santos (aka Werner Muller).....and Kurt Edelhagen.

    Werner Muller:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcvPqMf654M

    Kurt Edelhagen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2EPWXnG1xc

    Ricardo Santos (aka Werner Muller)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbBLoJWLQeM

    I have all three albums with exactly the same track listing on ......but my best guess is that it is in fact ...Werner Muller

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  11. And another mystery from me, if I may. There was an easy listening orchestra that did a Seventies instrumental version of the Leon Russell/Carpenters song "This Masquerade." I have no idea who it was, but there was a bit of trumpet in the arrangement-- a recurring phrase in the brass that was reiterated after each refrain. Any ideas...?

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  12. ANOTHER IDENTIFICATION HELP NEEDED

    Dear Mark, dear friends,

    My name is Philippe Gusmão and I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    I am a follower of this wonderful blog and I would like your help to find out the name of the female singer, and the name of the song she can sing, from the twenty-sixth or twenty seventh minute of this video:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrPLN9z4uQg

    Both, the music and the clip are very beautiful. They were used by a brazilian television program from nineties, about tourism in Florida. However, despite all my research, I never found anything about this music.

    Could you help me?

    Thank in advance.

    Philippe

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    1. Philippe,

      I have watched the last 2 minutes of the above clip and do not know what the music is.

      Perhaps one of my readers will look at the song clip over the credits to the TV programme in the clip, especially friends from South America or USA, and reply with any information?

      Thanks, Mark

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  13. Dear Mark,

    Unfortunately, there is no reference to this song in the credits of that TV show. Moreover, it was sung in English, although it's a Latin beat, but not Brazilian rhythm.

    I hope your suggestion works and that one of our other friends, followers of your nice blog can give us a clue.

    Again, thanks for your support.

    Best regards,

    Philippe

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    1. I've heard there's a phone app called Shazam that can usually identify music as long as you have a sound clip. Unfortunately I don't have a "smart" phone, but hope that may be of some use to you.

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  14. Thank you, very much for this tip. I will try.

    Best regards,

    Philippe

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  15. I tried the SHAZAM app for everything that was requested here just to see what it would do.

    - It got the Werner Muller one though they credited it to Ricardo Santos
    - It also knew Trains and Boats and Planes by Frank Chacksfield

    Sorry Philippe it didn't know the song at the end of your TV show.

    It didn't know the original two requests.

    The app is pretty impressive though, it got an instrumental song for me that I made a sample of 20 years ago off a VHS tape. Only took it 3 seconds!

    Basically it will know what it is IF it is in the database.

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  16. Don´t worry my friend. Maybe someone can recognize the music or the singer. By the way, this may be an important information. Note that the girl appears on the musical clip, singing at the beginning of the music. Perhaps, someone knows her name...

    Thank you, very much for the try.

    Best regards,

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