Sunday, May 31, 2009

Billy Vaughn - The Musical Wonderland of Billy Vaughn

Originally called "Chapel By The Sea", this album is the Australian version re-released with a different name and cover. It livves somewhere between the field of big-band pops and light classics. Easy and smooth, but with a bit more spice than the Ray Conniff - Percy Faith type of generic easy listening. Won't trouble you too much, but it's a pleasant enough outing from the prolific arranger.

01 - Chapel By The Sea
02 - Petite Fleur
03 - Exodus
04 - Can't Help Falling In Love
05 - Moon River
06 - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
07 - Midnight In Moscow
08 - The Twist
09 - Tuff
10 - Route 66 Theme
11 - Bonanza Theme
12 - Wonderland By Night

Billy Vaughn - The Musical Wonderland of Billy Vaughn
Billy Vaughn - The Musical Wonderland of Billy Vaughn

Mr Snookles

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Monique and Louis Aldebert - American Hits Sung In French

And here's one from the Snookle vaults. Released on the Australian Astor label around 1960, it features Monique and Louis performing Martini-friendly versions of your favourite lounge classics sung in Seductive French. Smooth and mellow, this is exactly what a lounge album should be. Turn down the lights in your space-age bachelor pad, put the pommes-de-frittes and coq-au-vin in the oven and invite that special mademoiselle over for an intimate evening a-la Francais...

01 - Moon River
02 - I Could Have Danced All Night
03 - Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
04 - Bill Bailey
05 - Stardust
06 - Manhattan
07 - Volare
08 - Always
09 - Adieu Gars
10 - Over The Rainbow
11 - The Breeze And I
12 - Never On A Sunday

Monique and Louis Aldebert - American Hits Sung In French

Monique and Louis Aldebert - American Hits Sung In French

M. le Snookle

p.s. French titles on the back cover...
p.p.s. many great comments still coming in despite the lack of posts - thanks folks.
p.p.p.s. Some folks have been asking for re-ups of expired links. These links have expired because some-one has objected to them. My policy is not to re-up an album that has been removed, so sorry to those people that missed 'em...

Tim Hart - My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record

Here's one of those curios that Shadrac is so expert at finding. The cream of the British folk scene sing nursery rhymes...

Shadrac says:

In the late 70's early 80's I was a fan of Steeleye Span, the folk-pop group that had a hit, in the UK at least,with 'All Around My Hat'.
One of the original members of Steeleye, along with Maddy Prior, was Tim Hart, your architypal dyed in the wool nasal voiced stick yer finger in yer ear folk revivalist. Actually I thought he was very good at what he did and was sad when he left the band in 1982.
He seems to have been airbrushed out of the pantheon of britfolk revivalists.
He apparently retired to the Canary Islands and has given up performing.

Anyway This album of kiddy nursery rhyme songs features many ex Steeleye members including Maddy Prior, John Kirkpatrick, Rick Kemp etc. Also features the pedal steel guitar of BJ Cole. Wow.

And like all the best folk records 'All titles trad. arr.'

01 - The Grand Old Duke Of York
02 - Sing A Song Of Sixpence
03 - Once I Caught A Fish Alive
04 - Medley Hey Diddle Diddle; Little Jack Horner; Little Miss Muffet
05 - Little Bo Peep
06 - Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
07 - Old Macdonald Had A Farm
08 - There Was An Old Woman Tossed Up In A Blanket
09 - Twinkle, Tinkle Little Star
10 - Boys And Girls Come Out To Play
11 - Nick Nack Paddy Wack
12 - Baa Baa Black Sheep
13 - Bobby Shaftoe
14 - Hush-A-Bye Baby
15 - Humpty Dumpty
16 - Lavender's Blue (Dilly, Dilly)
17 - London Bridge Is Falling Down
18 - Oranges And Lemons
19 - Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be

Tim Hart - My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record
Tim Hart - My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record

Shadrac Blintz via Mr Snookles

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stanley Black - Spain

Well you've probably noticed this is a part-time blog these days. Alas, life just gets in the way sometimes, and I don't have so much time for restoring vinyl, and so there's not so much music to post.

Still, we love our Stan here at Third Island, and when a friend gave me a copy of "Spain" by the maestro I had to rip it, even though it's appeared in other blogs around the blogosphere.

You know what to expect - sizzling arrangements, castanets a-plenty, maracas by the bushel and fiery Andalusian rhythms to get yer feet tappin'.

01 - Valencia
02 - Ay, Ay, Ay
03 - Malaguena
04 - Bullerias
05 - Ritual Fire Dance
06 - Granada
07 - Estrellita
08 - Macarenas
09 - Sevillanas
10 - Carmen Suite

Stanley Black - Spain

Stanley Black - Spain

Mr Snookles