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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Memphis - Petula Clark

It Doesn't Matter To Me
Petula Clark
Produced by Chips Moman
Recorded in Memphis
Strings and Horn Arrangements: Glen Spreen and Mike Leech
Lead Guitar: Reggie Young
Organ: Bobby Emmons
Drums: Gene Crissman
Bass: Mike Leech
Piano: Bobby Woods
Rhythm Guitar: Johnny Christopher
Art Direction and Photography: Ed Thrasher
Warner Bros. 1861

Clark works her magic on these "Memphis" tunes arranged to suit her pop style.

I Wanna See Morning With Him
Nothing's As Good As It Used To Be
Goodnight Sweet Dreams
Right On
Neon Rainbow
It Doesn't Matter To Me
How We Gonna Live To Be A Hundred Years Old Together?
When The World Was Round
That Old Time Feeling
That's What Life Is All About
People Get Ready

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Dorsey Touch - Maury Laws

Quiet Please
The Dorsey Touch
Maury Laws Chorus And Orchestra
Prepared and Directed by Maury Laws
Hollywood Records LPH-136

Getting Sentimental Over You
Royal Garden Blues
Embarceable You
Opus No. 1
Swanee River
Quiet Please
Yes Indeed
Once In A While
There Are Such Things
I'll Never Smile Again
Songs Of India
This Love Of Mine
Boogie Woogie
Will You Still Be Mine
Sunnyside Of The Street

Here's To My Lady - Matt Monro

When Sunny Gets Blue
Here's To My Lady
Matt Monro
Musical Direction by Sid Feller
Produced by David Cavanaugh
Cover Photo: Capitol Photo Studio - Ken Veeder
Capitol Records

From Billboard - December 3, 1966: Monro gives a solid performance on these tunes ranging from old standards to newer pop numbers. He turns out swingers like "You've Got Possibilities" and "Sweet Talkin' Hannah" with real zing. "Laura" and "People" are right in the ballad groove.

When Jonna Loved Me
Real Live Girl
When Sunny Gets Blue
Here's To My Lady
The Good Life
You've Got Possibilities
Rain Sometimes
Sweet Talking' Hannah
Nina Never Know

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Love, Love, Love - Jimmy Roselli

Our Love Is Here To Stay
Love, Love, Love
Jimmy Roselli
Produced by Jimmy Roselli
Recorded at Chappel Studios, London, England
Recording Engineer: John Timperly
Agita Productions, Ltd.

From the back cover: Jimmy Roselli is often referred to as the "Dynamic Belter." However, in Jimmy's own "Love–Love–Love," his renditions are so emotionally from the heart that they set this album apart from anything he has ever done. You know and feel love as he masterfully sings every word of every lyric. Here is the "nonpareil" excellence of Jimmy at his best as recorded in London un the superb arranging and conducting of Pete Moore.

Questions And Answers
I Won't Cry Anymore
Our Love Is Here To Stay
This Is All I Ask
What A Difference A Day Made
My Way
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Roses In The Rain
Why Did You Leave Me
It's Impossible
Just A Gigolo

Don't Give Up/Kiss Me Goodbye - Petula

Beautiful In The Rain
Don't Give Up/Kiss Me Goodbye
Produced and Arranged by Tony Hatch
Conducted by Johnny Harris
Art Direction: Ed Thrasher
An Original Vogue Recordings
Warner Bros. ST 91536

Excellent set. Tony Hatch's smooth, quiet arrangements help showcase Petula Clark's more subtle vocal qualities.

Don't Give Up
Have Another Dream On Me
Your Love Is Everywhere
One In A Million
Beautiful In The Rain
This Girl's In Love With You
Kiss Me Goodbye
The Sun Shines Out Of Your Shoes
We're Falling In Love Again
Why Can't I Cry?
The Good Life