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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pure Gold - Mel Gaynor

It's Not Unusual
Pure Gold
Presenting The Golden Voice Of Mel Gaynor

From the back cover: Mel has, what is termed as a "clean" voice. Meaning, that he does not have to resort to "gimmicks" to make his audience appreciative. All too often vocalists hide their weak finish behind the volume of the orchestra.

The "skip" heard in the sample, It's Not Unusual is rather part of the recording session that wasn't edited out. This, I assume unintended effect, is heard on several tracks.

Love Story
What Now My Love
And I Love You So
It's Not Unusual
Hava Nagilla
I'm Coming Home
A Foggy Day
Let Me Try Again
My Way

Friday, October 17, 2014

Souvenir Of M/S Victoria

La Lontanaza - The Enigma Orchestra
Souvenir Of M/S Victoria

Victoria… La La La La
Al Di La
Casa Mia
Ma Chi Se Ne Importa
Torna A Surriento
Quando Quando
La Lontanaza
Roma Nun Fa La Stupida Stasera
Arrivederci To The M/S Victoria

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jeannie Reynolds Remembers

Jeannie Reynolds Remembers

This is a later pressing(?) of Reynolds album which is normally found in a jacket that features her photo on the cover.

Sunrise Sunset
Little Boy Of Mine
Israel Is Her Name

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nighttime - Dolly Holiday

The Ever-Lovin' Memphis Sound
Dolly Holiday
Holiday Inn Records

From the back cover: As Dolly Holiday on Holiday Inns Nighttime broadcasts, she is heard more hours by more millions than any person in radio – from midnight to 5 a.m. nightly on 60 stations especially chosen to reach audiences across the land and beyond all our borders. Dolly Holiday talks to more people each week than any woman in history has ever reached.

And now, for the first time, here are the songs of Dolly Holiday, introducing to you the singing voice of the Nighttime lady who has introduced so many other fine singers on so many nights.

Dolly Holiday is, of course, a professional name. Her real name is Dotty Abbott, a veteran broadcasting, an innovator and executive. Dotty is a native of Memphis, home city where the Holiday Inns system was born. She went to Ole Miss and Memphis State, was active from her teens in both board casting and the theater, appearing both in Little Theater and in professional productions, musical and dramatic.

Her speaking voice, her singing voice are the results of years of study and professionalism. In 1951, she became Memphis' first girl disk jockey. Her association with Kemmons Wilson, board chairman of Holiday Inns, goes back to 1955. Wilson and Sam Phillips, who founded Sun Records and was first to record people like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, founded the nation's first all-girl radian station. WHER, and they asked her to be its manager. Strangely, in the era when Phillips was launching what became the rock 'n' roll era, they decided this station would provide music of a sort which most stations had stopped playing – the kind of music which had been loved in the '30s and '40s. Dotty later worked for stations in St. Louis, Phoenix, Honolulu and Kansas City, returned to WHER in 1960 and was manager at the same time of WLIZ in Palm Beach, commuting between the two.

When Wilson decided to begin a distinctive radio program for Holiday Inns, he turned naturally to Dotty. Both he and Dotty knew the music and mood they wanted, songs that spoke to the hearer, with melodies. As Dotty says: "He told me he wanted music that will make a man fell like telling his wife or girl friend how much he loves her."

From her own studio built for her in Holiday City, Dotty chooses and programs every record she plays. It was a success from the beginning.

Blue Moon
A Bad Case Of You
You're Nobody Till Somebody Love You
Bolt Of Colt
I Will Wait For You
Have A Good Time
That Ever Lovin' Memphis Sound
I've Got A Crush On You
Someway, Somehow
Big Oak Tree
Are You Forever

A Night At The Lido

A Night At The Lido
In Concert St. Clair Shores, Michigan

From the back cover: Lido "on the lake", is where it all happens! Here, at the hub of famous Nautical Mile in picturesque St. Clair Shores, Michigan, nostalgia reigns supreme. Food and spirits, par excellence, are coupled with genuine warm cordiality - via Eddie Pawl. Hear the big band sound of the Fourties and Fifties.

Moonlight Serenade - At Last
Perfidia - My Hero
And I Love Her So
Closer I Walk With Thee
Funny Valentine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Patti James Live At The Saxony Motor Hotel

Country Medley
Patti James
Second Time Around
Live At The Sarony Motor Hotel - Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio

Second Time Around
We Got What It Takes
Kansas City
It Had To Be You
Keep On Singin
Have I Stayed Too Long At The Fair
Teddy Bear
Mack The Knife
Country Medley

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Estate

Beatles Medley
Star Dust
The Estate
Old And New
A Taci Lynn Production

You Don't Know Me
Star Dust
Since I Don't Have You
For The Good Times
Beatle's Medley
I Love More Than I Can Say
The Wanderer
Barbara Ann
Stand By Me

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Populaires Album #9

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Killing Me Softly
The Populaires Album #9
Squire Records

Buddy Pressner Plays Your Requests

Speak Softly, Love (from The Godfather)
Buddy Pressner Plays Your Requests

Early In The Morning
Until It's Time From You To Go
Sweet Georgia Brown
Speak Softly, Love (from The Godfather)
El Telon Cha Cha
Kansas City
Spanish Eyes
There's A Kind Of Hush
Trumpet Tango
You'll Never Know

The Other Side Of The Bachelors II

Hundred Pounds Of Clay
The Other Side Of The Bachelors II
Lynda Records

Ebb Tide
Release Me
Tiny Bubbles
Young In Love
Stagger Lee
Sloop John B
Hundred Pounds Of Clay
Fiddler On The Roof

The Two Sides Of Sandy Mac Nicol

Feelings - The Way We Were
The Two Sides Of Sandy Mac Nicol
Cruise Records
Art Records Manufacturing Company - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

From the back cover: Sandy left Scotland in 1960, going first to Canada and then, later that year, he moved to the United States. He served 4 years in the U.S. Army and then another 5 years as a plumber's apprentice in Detroit. Then it was into the incentive travel business where he took groups all over the world. Sandy stayed in the travel business until 1974, when he joined Norwegian Caribbean Lines, working his way from shore excursion manager to cruise director.

Songs Of Scotlan
The Scottish Soldier
The Road And Miles To Dundee
Danny Boy
Lassie, Come And Dance With Me
Love Boat Theme
Feelings - The Way We Were
The Coat Of Many Colors
When You Remember Me
The Last Farewell

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Put Yourself In Jon David's Mood

Theme From Mission Impossible - Eleanor Rigby
Put Yourself In Jon David's Mood
Souvenir Album

Foot Stompin' Music
In Heaven There Is No Beer
The Lonely Bull
Mr. Bojangles
If I Were A Rich Man
Until It's Time From You To Go
Theme From Shaft
Don't Rain On My Parade
Bye Bye Blues
Theme From Mission Impossible - Eleanor Rigby
Johnny's Theme And Cute
Rubber Duckie
Theme From Love Story
Promises Promises

Expose Yourself - Barbara Kelly And The Warehousemen

House Of The Rising Sun
Expose Yourself
Barbara Kelly And The Warehousemen
Fly-by-Nite Enterprises

From the back cover: Our feature star is slow talking, smooth talking Barbara Kelly. Barbara got her start here about 4 years ago, and then went on to become the darling of the K.A.B.C.T.V., Hurdy Gurdy Show, which ran 39 weeks in Los Angeles and has been syndicated in over 60 cities across the Nation. She has played in most of the top spots on the Nevada circuit, and also sang in some of them.

Mama Don't Allow
Yakety Sax
Medley From Oklahoma
If They Could See Me Now
Just Because
Play Fiddle Play
House Of The Rising Sun
Folsom Prison Blues
Tiger Rag

Thursday, October 9, 2014


My Way
Cruise Records

Tunes Of Glory: Scotland The Brave
Once In A Life Time
Hava Naguila
And I Love You So
Beseme Mucho
Ghost Riders
Suwanee Medley
Who Can I Turn To
Here's To The Gordons
Old Man River
My Way

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Memories Of Sophia Joanss With John Kotsopolus Quintet

My Way
Memories Of Sophia Joanss With John Kotsopolus Quintet
Cyprus Records
Advantage Sound Studios - New York, NY

My Way
Teleftea Hara Mov
Those Were The Days
Hava Nagila
Thihos Ti Karthoula Sov

Monday, October 6, 2014

Memories In Music - Cindy Good & Al White

Ride Like The Wind
Maybe This Time
Memories In Music
Cindy Good & Al White

Come In From The Rain
Lost In Love
Woman In Love
Send In The Clowns
After You
Ride Like The Wind
Maybe This Time

The Don & Tony Show

Orange Blossom Special
Help Me Make Through The Night
The Don & Tony Show
Capitol Star Artist Records
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio

Why Do You Roam
The Great Speckle Bird
Orange Blossom Special
Is Anybody Going To San Antone
The Stone Was Rolled Away
Distance Drums
Don't Be Angry
Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger
Help Me Make It Through The Night
There Goes My Everything
Ashes Of Love

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Velvet Touch

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
An Evening With The Velvet Touch
Dennis Awe

Elks Parade
Put Your Hand In The Hand
Joy To The World
He's Got The World In His Hands
Till There Was You
For The Good Times
Danke Schoen
When The Saints Go Marching In
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Liberace Medley
Some Of These Days
Beer Barrel Polka

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Sergio And His Band

Color My World
Oye Como Va
Sergio And His Band

Oceanic Song
Ali Cat
I Vatussi
I'm Coming Home
Color My World
La Lontanaza
Ciao Ciao Bambina
Tre Settimane
Oye Como Va
Quanto E' Bella Lei
Roma Non Far La Stupida
Anema E Core
Tie A Yellow Ribbon
Proud Mary