Sunday, 21 May 2017

Johnny Edwards' Slightly Latin (1976)



We seem to be in the middle of a series of albums from the good old BBC at the moment!

Subtitled The Easy Listening Sounds Of Radio 2 Vol. 3, this is a fine selection of tracks, featuring contemporary pop songs such as Killing Me Softly, Without You and Tie A Yellow Ribbon, blended with original library tracks from Syd Dale, Tony Hatch and arranger and trombonist Johnny Edwards himself.

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

Album Preview - All On A Summer's Day


Monday, 15 May 2017

S'Wonderful - Various Artists (1973)

 
 
 
A fine sampler album from the good old BBC!
 
I do have several of the featured albums, and have posted / are planning to post them, but this is a very good album by itself, featuring a blend of standards, pop songs and a couple of originals, too.
 
My picks are the tracks from Pete Winslow's Test Card album, along with the tracks from John Fox's Gershwin album.
 
 I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - S'Wonderful
 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

By Request (Radio 2 Top Tunes, Vol. 4) - Norrie Paramor & The Midland Radio Orchestra (1978)

 
 
 
Fine collection of (mostly UK) pop hits of the late 1970's.
 
The tracks which will be known by fans outside the UK are Abba's Take A Chance On Me, The Carpenters' Sweet Sweet Smile, Wings' Mull Of Kintyre, Don't Cry For Me Argentina from Evita and possibly Walk In Love by The Manhattan Transfer, all of which are featured here in nice Easy pop arrangements which would have been originally featured on BBC Radio 2 programmes at the time.
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Take A Chance On Me