Sunday, December 11, 2022

Martin Denny - Exotica (1957) - reissue/remastered edition


Martin Denny’s Exotica may or may not have actually coined the genre’s name, but it certainly pushed “exotica” to greater prominence in the late ’50s. This classic collection of lounge-jazz, much of which consists of Les Baxter-penned tunes, is a mellow and cool collection, one perhaps most famous for its cover, which depicts frequent exotica cover girl Sandy Warner peeking through a bamboo curtain. 

Its subtle, mysterious sexuality fits the mood, which is one of inebriated island leisure. That’s not to say it’s a very sexy album necessarily, just one with great atmosphere. In fact, first track “Quiet Village,” a genre standard, kicks off with the squawks of tropical birds, which, by today's standards, sounds just a little silly. But that said, exotica is a genre that wholly embraced camp value, so this is merely par for the course. There are a handful of standouts here, such as “Return to Paradise” and “China Nights,” but on the whole this album breezes by gently and warmly, mostly background music, but quite lovely background at that.

1 Quiet Village 3:41

2 Return To Paradise 2:21

3 Hong Kong Blues 2:18

4 Busy Port 2:53

5 Lotus Land 2:26

6 Similau 2:00

7 Stone God 3:09

8 Jungle Flower 1:50

9 China Nights 2:04

10 Ah Me Furi 2:11

11 Waipo 3:14

12 Love Dance 2:31

13 Quiet Village 3:48

14 Return To Paradise 2:21

15 Hong Kong Blues 2:17

16 Busy Port 2:42

17 Lotus Land 3:48

18 Similau 2:29

19 Stone God 3:16

20 Jungle Flower 2:05

21 China Nights 2:15

22 Ah Me Furi 2:34

23 Waipo 2:53

24 Love Dance 2:32


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Pee Wee Russell – Jazz Original


Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was an American jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely on clarinet.

With a highly individualistic and spontaneous clarinet style that "defied classification", Russell began his career playing Dixieland jazz, but throughout his career incorporated elements of newer developments such as swing, bebop and free jazz. Writing in 1961, the poet Philip Larkin commented: "No one familiar with the characteristic excitement of his solos, their lurid, snuffling, asthmatic voicelessness, notes leant on till they split, and sudden passionate intensities, could deny the uniqueness of his contribution to jazz."

January 17, 1938

1 Eddie Condon And His Windy City Seven– Love Is Just Around The Corner 3:06

July 12, 1938: "Jam Session At Commodore, No. 2"

2 Eddie Condon And His Windy City Seven– Embraceable You 4:02

3 Eddie Condon And His Windy City Seven– Serenade To A Shylock 4:34

4 Eddie Condon And His Windy City Seven– Serenade To A Shylock - Alternate 4:33

November 12, 1938

5 Eddie Condon And His Band– Sunday - Alternate 2:59

November 30, 1939

6 Eddie Condon And His Band– (I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody) None Of My Jelly Roll 2:56

November 14, 1940

7 Eddie Condon And His Band– Georgia Grind 2:57

March 25, 1941

8 The Three Deuces– Jig Walk 2:41

9 The Three Deuces– Deuces Wild 2:55

10 The Three Deuces– The Last Time I Saw Chicago 2:55

11 The Three Deuces– About Face 2:48

January 28, 1942

12 Eddie Condon And His Band– Don't Leave Me, Daddy 2:35

September 27, 1944

13 Muggsy Spanier And His Ragtimers– Rosetta - Alternate 3:14

January 19, 1945

14 Wild Bill Davison And His Commodores– Squeeze Me - Alternate 2:30

September 30, 1944

15 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– Take Me To The Land Of Jazz 3:02

16 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– Take Me To The Land Of Jazz - Alternate 3:02

17 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– Rose Of Washington Square 2:39

18 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– Rose Of Washington Square - Alternate 2:44

19 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now - Alternate 3:04

20 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– D.A. Blues 3:48

21 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– D.A. Blues - Alternate 3:26

22 Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four– Wailin' D.A. Blues 3:59

Pee Wee Russell – Jazz Original

Friday, November 18, 2022

Remembering The Forties - Goodnight Wherever You Are - Various Artists


1 Geraldo And His Orchestra– Time On My Hands

2 Louis Levy And His Orchestra– I Haven't Time To Be Millionaire

3 Lou Preager & His Orchestra– I Heard You Cried Last Night

4 Geraldo And His Orchestra– Do I Worry

5 Nat Gonella And His New Georgians– I'm Nobody's Baby

6 Paul Fenoulhet And His Skyrockets– Till Stars Forget To Shine

7 Sydney Lipton And His Dance Orchestra– You Made Me Care

8 Eugene Pini & His Septet– We Must Never Say Goodbye

9 Harry Roy And His Orchestra– Rosita

10 Paul Fenoulhet And His Skyrockets– San Fernando Valley

11 Sydney Lipton And His Orchestra– Don't You Ever Cry

12 Harry Roy And His Orchestra– Shake Down The Stars

13 Geraldo And His Orchestra– Tenement Symphony

14 Louis Levy And His Orchestra– Meet The Sun Halfway

15 Harry Leader And His Band– At The End Of A Wonderful Day

16 Harry Leader And His Band– Shoo Shoo Baby

17 Harry Roy And His Band– Sweet Little Sweetheart

18 Nat Gonella And His New Georgians– The Jumpin' Jive

19 Jack Hylton And His Orchestra– The Only One Who's Difficult Is You

20 Eugene Pini & His Orchestra– Goodnight Wherever You Are

Remembering The Forties

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Jean Shepard – Honky Tonk Heroine - Classic Capitol Recordings 1952-1964


Ollie Imogene "Jean" Shepard (November 21, 1933 – September 25, 2016) was an American honky-tonk singer-songwriter who pioneered for women in country music. Shepard released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the number-one spot. She recorded a total of 24 studio albums between 1956 and 1981, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955.

After Kitty Wells' 1952 breakthrough, Shepard quickly followed, and a national television gig and the Opry helped make her a star when few female country singers had enduring success. Her first hit, "A Dear John Letter", a 1953 duet with Ferlin Husky, was the first post-World War II record by a woman country artist to sell more than a million copies.

1 Twice The Lovin' (In Half The Time) 2:43

2 Crying Steel Guitar Waltz 2:29

3 A Dear John Letter 2:37

4 My Wedding Ring 2:49

5 Two Whoops And A Holler 2:22

6 Don't Fall In Love With A Married Man 2:53

7 A Satisfied Mind 2:31

8 Beautiful Lies 2:53

9 Sad Singin' And Slow Ridin' 2:39

10 Under Suspicion 2:26

11 I Want To Go Where No One Knows Me 2:17

12 The Other Woman 2:23

13 Act Like A Married Man 2:17

14 A Thief In The Night 2:12

15 He's My Baby 2:22

16 How Do I Tell It To A Child 2:12

17 Color Song (I Lost My Love) 2:38

18 The Root Of All Evil (Is A Man) 2:11

19 Under Your Spell Again 2:54

20 One White Rose 2:10

21 I've Learned To Live With You (And Be Alone) 2:30

22 That's What Lonesome Is 2:50

23 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues 2:27

24 Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar) 2:22

Honky Tonk Heroine

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Marilyn Monroe – The Great Marilyn Monroe


1 Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

2 Bye Bye Baby

3 Every Baby Needs A Da Da Daddy

4 Happy Birthday (For President Kennedy)

5 A Fine Romance

6 River Of No Return

7 I'm Gonna File My Claim

8 After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It

9 Heat Wave

10 You'd Be Surprised

11 I'm Through With Love

12 I Wanna Be Loved By You

13 My Heart Belongs To Daddy

14 When I Fall In Love

The Great Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Presenting...The Best Of The British Dance Bands


1 Ray Noble– Medley

2 Harry Roy– Pall Mall Walk

3 Harry Roy– Southpaw Special

4 Harry Roy– Gander On A Meander

5 Roy Fox– A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody

6 Roy Fox– The Way You Look Tonight

7 Roy Fox– A Fine Romance

8 Roy Fox– How'd Ja Like To Love Me

9 Billy Cotton– Nobody's Sweetheart

10 Billy Cotton– Somebody Stole My Girl

11 Billy Cotton– Me And My Girl

12 Billy Cotton– Thanks For The Memory

13 Billy Cotton– Strike Up The

14 Ambrose– The Lambeth Walk

15 Ambrose– If I Had You

16 Ambrose– Sweet Sue, Just You

17 Geraldo – Isle Of Capri

18 Geraldo – On The Outside Looking In

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Carol Welsman – Swing Ladies, Swing!..A Tribute To Singers Of The Swing Era


Carol Welsman (born September 29, 1960) is a Canadian jazz pianist who accompanies her own easy listening, conversational style ‘singing’. She is the granddaughter of the founder and first conductor of the first Toronto Symphony Orchestra Frank Welsman and the sister of composer John Welsman. She has been nominated six times for the Juno Award, Canada's equivalent to the Grammy.

In 1995 she released her first album, Lucky to Be Me, containing jazz standards and her own song, "This Lullaby", which she presented on September 11, 2004 on the Larry King TV show commemorating the 3rd anniversary of 9/11. Welsman has written lyrics for Ray Charles and Nicole Scherzinger.

Her 2009 album, I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee, was voted Top 5 Album Pick of the Year 2009 in USA Today. 

Welsman sings in English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish. A Berklee Distinguished Alumnus, Carol Welsman is considered to be one of Canada's premiere Jazz vocalists and pianists.

1 Honeysuckle Rose 3:33

2 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? 4:47

3 Fever 3:26

4 Never Let Me Go 5:54

5 More Than You Know 4:09

6 Cheek To Cheek 4:08

7 Black Coffee 5:06

8 Taking A Chance On Love 3:51

9 Over The Rainbow 5:00

10 If I Were A Bell 3:28

11 God Bless The Child 5:16

12 Do It Again 3:44

Swing Ladies, Swing!


Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Great Bob Crosby - Dixieland Favorites


George Robert Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993) was an American jazz singer and bandleader, best known for his group the Bob-Cats, which formed around 1935. The Bob-Cats was a New Orleans Dixieland-style jazz octet. He was the younger brother of famed singer and actor Bing Crosby. On TV, Bob Crosby guest-starred in The Gisele MacKenzie Show and was also seen on The Jack Benny Program. Crosby hosted his own afternoon TV variety show on CBS, The Bob Crosby Show (1953–1957). Crosby received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for television and radio.

Crosby began singing in the early 1930s with the Rhythm Boys, which included vocalist Ray Hendricks and guitarist Bill Pollard, and with Anson Weeks (1931–1934) and the Dorsey Brothers (1934–35). He led his first band in 1935 when the former members of Ben Pollack's band elected him their titular leader. In 1935, he recorded with the Clark Randall Orchestra led by Gil Rodin and featuring singer Frank Tennille (a.k.a. Clark Randall). Glenn Miller was a member of that orchestra, which recorded the Glenn Miller novelty composition "When Icky Morgan Plays the Organ" in 1935. Crosby's "band-within-the-band," the Bob-Cats, was a dixieland octet with soloists from the larger orchestra, many from New Orleans. The band included at various times Ray Bauduc, Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Charlie Spivak, Muggsy Spanier, Irving Fazola, Nappy Lamare, Jack Sperling, Joe Sullivan, Jess Stacy, Bob Haggart, Walt Yoder, and Bob Zurke.

In the spring of 1940, during a performance in Chicago, teenager Doris Day was hired as the band's vocalist.

For its theme song, the band chose George Gershwin's song "Summertime." The band's hits included "South Rampart Street Parade", "March of the Bob Cats", "In a Little Gypsy Tea Room", "Whispers in the Dark", "Day In, Day Out", "Down Argentine Way", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Dolores", and "New San Antonio Rose". A bass-and-drums duet between Haggart and Bauduc, "Big Noise from Winnetka", became a hit in 1938–39.

There were reunions in the 1950s and 1960s. Bob Haggart and Yank Lawson organized a band that combined dixieland and swing to try to carry on the legacy of Bob Crosby. From the late 1960s until the mid 1970s, the band was known as the World's Greatest Jazz Band, but when both became dissatisfied with the name they changed it to the Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band. During that time there was a revival of interest in big band jazz, and he worked for Disney studios and toured the midwest.

The Great Bob Crosby

Monday, August 22, 2022

Eddie Condon - 1930-1944...Giants of Jazz compilation


Albert Edwin Condon (November 16, 1905 – August 4, 1973) was an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader. A leading figure in Chicago jazz, he also played piano and sang.

He was based in Chicago for most of the 1920s, and played with such jazz notables as Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden, and Frank Teschemacher. He and Red McKenzie formed the Chicago Rhythm Kings in 1925. While in Chicago, Condon and other white musicians would go to Lincoln Gardens to watch and learn from King Oliver and his band. They later would frequent the Sunset Café to see Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five for the same reasons.

In 1928, Condon moved to New York City. He frequently arranged jazz sessions for the record companies, sometimes playing with the artists he brought to the recording studios, including Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. He organised racially integrated recording sessions—when these were still rare—with Fats Waller, Armstrong and Henry 'Red' Allen. He played with the band of Red Nichols for a time. Later, from 1938, he had a long association with Milt Gabler's Commodore Records.

Eddie Condon - 1930-1944

Monday, August 1, 2022

Great Songs of 1944 - various artists


24 track compilation of popular and classic songs from the year of 1944. Artists include Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Kay Starr, Dick Haymes, Dinah Shore, Judy Garland, The Mills Brothers and Woody Herman.

Great Songs of 1944

Monday, July 4, 2022

Eartha Kitt – My Heart Belongs To Daddy


Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith; January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, comedian, dancer and activist known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the Christmas novelty song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world".

Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 entries, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to Be Evil". Her other recordings include the UK Top 10 song "Under the Bridges of Paris" (1954), "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" (1956) and "Where Is My Man" (1983). She starred as Cat Woman in the third and final season of the television series Batman in 1967.

In 1968, her career in the U.S. deteriorated after she made anti-Vietnam War statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, Kitt made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the musical The Wild Party. Kitt wrote three autobiographies.

Kitt found a new generation of fans through her roles in the Disney films The Emperor's New Groove (2000), in which she voiced the villainous Yzma, and Holes (2003). She reprised the role as Yzma in the direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove (2005), as well as the animated series The Emperor's New School (2006–2008). Her work on the latter earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards. She posthumously won a third Emmy in 2010 for her guest performance on Wonder Pets!.

Let's Do It 3:06

C'est Si Bon 3:00

My Heart Belongs To Daddy 3:03

I Want To Be Evil 3:32

Just An Old Fashioned Girl 2:53

Monotonous 3:45

Beale Street Blues 3:15

Lullaby Of Birdland 2:54

Under The Bridges Of Paris 2:43

Thursday's Child 4:01

St. Louis Blues 2:48

Uska Dara - A Turkish Tale 3:11

The Memphis Blues 3:29

Lazy Afternoon 2:23

Careless Love 3:16

Lilac Wine 3:45

April In Portugal 2:54

Aprés Moi 2:46

The Day The Circus Left Town 3:19

If I Can't Take It With Me 2:29

Eartha Kitt 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Frank Sinatra With Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra – There Are Such Things -- original mono recordings 1940-1942


1 Too Romantic 3:14

2 The Call Of The Canyon 3:11

3 A Sinner Kissed An Angel 2:58

4 Daybreak 3:12

5 Everything Happens To Me 3:14

6 How About You 2:54

7 This Love Of Mine 3:41

8 Imagination 3:12

9 Let's Get Away From It All 5:02

10 I'll Never Smile Again 3:10

11 East Of The Sun 3:18

12 The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else) 3:36

13 Hear My Song Violetta 2:58

14 Yours Is My Heart Alone 2:55

15 Star Dust 3:13

16 Without A Song 4:29

17 Somewhere A Voice Is Calling 3:08

18 Blue Skies 3:17

19 Whispering 3:01

20 Fools Rush In 3:15

21 Violets For Your Furs 3:05

22 Polka Dots And Moonbeams 3:21

23 There Are Such Things 2:43

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Patti Page - Changing Partners


Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known professionally as Patti Page, was an American singer and actress. Primarily known for pop and country music, she was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six-decade-long career. 

Page signed with Mercury Records in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess". In 1950, she had her first million-selling single "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming", and eventually had 14 additional million-selling singles between 1950 and 1965.

Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is recognized today as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee. It spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard's best-sellers list in 1950/51. Page had three additional number-one hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?".

Unlike most other pop singers, Page blended country music styles into many of her songs. As a result of this crossover appeal, many of Page's singles appeared on the Billboard Country Chart. In the 1970s, she shifted her style more toward country music and began having even more success on the country charts, ending up as one of the few vocalists to have charted in five separate decades.

With the rise of rock and roll in the 1950s, mainstream popular music record sales began to decline. Page was among the few pop singers who were able to maintain popularity, continuing to have hits well into the 1960s, with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".

In 1997, Patti Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013.

Changing Partners 1

Changing Partners 2

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Bing Crosby – Please - Audio Archive Collectors Edition


Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977), known professionally as Bing Crosby, was an American singer and actor. The first multimedia star, he was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century worldwide. He was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses from 1926 to 1977. He made over 70 feature films and recorded more than 1,600 songs.

His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to develop an intimate singing style that influenced many male singers who followed.

This collection features recordings from his 1930's-1940's era.

1 I Surrender Dear 3:40

2 Where The Blue Of The Knight 3:04

3 Please 3:09

4 Did You Ever See A Dream Walking 3:24

5 She Reminds Me Of You 3:08

6 Love In Bloom 3:13

7 Thanks 3:20

8 The Last Round Up 3:09

9 Someday Sweetheart 3:17

10 Mary 2:49

11 So The Blackbirds And The Bluebirds Got Together 3:03

12 We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines 3:16

13 Temptation 3:10

14 St. Louis Blues 4:35

15 Black Moonlight 3:24

16 Beautiful Girl 3:19

Bing Crosby – Please

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Great Songs Of 1933 - Original Recordings - various artists


1 Forty - Second Street (The Boswell Sisters) - The Boswell Sisters

2 Shuffle Off To Buffalo (Taft Jordan) - Taft Jordan

3 You re Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Bing Crosby) - Bing Crosby

4 We re In The Money (The Gold(iggers Song) (Fred Astaire) - Fred Astaire

5 Look What I ve Got (Terry Shand) - Terry Shand

6 Dinner At Eight (Connie Boswell) - Connie Boswell

7 Doin The Uptown Lowdown (Johnny Mercer) - Johnny Mercer

8 You re My Past, Present And Future (Joe Martin) - Joe Martin

9 Heat Wave (Sol K. Bright & His Hollywaiians) - Sol K. Bright & His Hollywaiians

10 Experiment (Al Bowlly with Ray Noble s Orchestra) - Al Bowlly and Ray Noble's Orchestra

11 Try A Little Tenderness (Bing Crosby) - Bing Crosby

12 I Want You, I Need You (Ozzie Nelson) - Ozzie Nelson

13 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (Jack Teagarden) - Jack Teagarden

14 Don t Blame Me (Carmen Lombardo) - Carmen Lombardo

15 Everything I Have Is Yours (Rudy Vallee) - Rudy Vallee

16 Stormy Weather (Ethel Waters) - Ethel Waters

17 This Time It s Love (Fran Frey) - Fran Frey

18 Lazy Bones (Paul Robeson) - Paul Robeson

19 One Morning In May (Al Bowlly) - Al Bowlly

20 By A Waterfall (Carmen Lombardo) - Carmen Lombardo

21 After Sundown (Lew Sherwood) - Lew Sherwood

22 Under A Blanket Of Blue (Connie Boswell) - Connie Boswell

23 It s Only A Paper Moon (Cliff Edwards) - Cliff Edwards

24 Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? (Bing Crosby) - Bing Crosby

25 Let s Call It A Day (Elmer Feldkamp) - Elmer Feldkamp

Great Songs Of 1933

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Mad Men - A Musical Companion (1960-1965)


-Connie Francis Everybody's Somebody's Fool 2:39

–Brook Benton & Dinah Washington Baby (You've Got What It Takes) 2:45

–Lloyd Price Lady Luck 2:14

–Brook Benton Frankie & Johnny 2:27

–Jackie Wilson I'm Comin' On Back To You 2:21

–James Booker Gonzo 2:25

–Clarence "Frogman" Henry But I Do 2:20

–Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man 2:22

–Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Desafinado 5:50

–Bruce Channel Hey! Baby 2:24

–Dave "Baby" Cortez Rinky Dink 2:52

–Earl Grant Swingin' Gently 2:41

–Joe Harnell Fly Me To The Moon 2:24

–Etta James Something's Got A Hold On Me 2:48

–Patti Page Most People Get Married 2:05

–Billy Vaughn A Swingin' Safari 2:15

–Mel Tormé Comin' Home Baby 2:44

–Ella Fitzgerald Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home 3:25

–Jack Jones Wives And Lovers 2:29

–Roger Miller King Of The Road 2:26

–Dean Martin You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You 1:58

–Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell 2:42

–Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You 2:36

–Lesley Gore That's The Way Boys Are 2:14

–The Impressions Talking About My Baby 2:31

–Jackie Ross Selfish One 3:18

–Manfred Mann Doo Wah Diddy Diddy 2:23

–Junior Walker & The All Stars Shotgun 3:05

–Marvin Gaye Ain't That Peculiar 3:00

–Tom Jones It's Not Unusual 2:00

–Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs Wooly Bully 2:21

–Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover 2:23

–Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 3:11

Mad Men - A Musical Companion (1)

Mad Men - A Musical Companion (2)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Very Best Of Dean Martin (The Capitol & Reprise Years)


Gentle On My Mind

Memories Are Made Of This

That's Amore

Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me

The Door Is Still Open (To My Heart)

Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blue)

In The Chapel In The Moonlight

Ain't That A Kick In The Head

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Love You

Let Me Go Lover

Somewhere There's A Someone

Return To Me (Ritorna-Me)

The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane

Rio Bravo


Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)

I Will


Under The Bridge Of Paris


Everybody Loves Somebody

The Very Best Of Dean Martin

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France ‎– Swing From Paris


I Got Rhythm

St. Louis Blues

Appel Direct

Honeysuckle Rose

Black and White

Limehouse Blues


Billets Doux


China Boy

Night and Day

My Sweet

It Don't Mean a Thing

Sweet Georgia Brown

Swing From Paris

I've Found a New Baby

Lambeth Walk

Them There Eyes

It Was So Beautiful

Three Little Words

H.C.Q. Strut

Swing 39

Swing From Paris

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Various Artists – Columbia Country Classics / Volume 1: The Golden Age (1931-1953)


1 The Carter Family– Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye & Bye) 3:07

2 Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans– Great Speckled Bird 2:52

3 The Chuck Wagon Gang*– After The Sunrise 2:47

4 Gene Autry– You Are My Sunshine 2:24

5 Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers*– I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart 3:05

6 Al Dexter & His Troopers*– Pistol Packin' Mama 2:46

7 Gene Autry– Back In The Saddle Again 2:36

8 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys– New San Antonio Rose 2:34

9 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys– Time Changes Everything 2:40

10 Gene Autry– It Makes No Difference Now 2:43

11 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys– Take Me Back To Tulsa 2:39

12 Texas Ruby– Don't Let That Man Get You Down 2:31

13 Spade Cooley– Shame On You 2:52

14 Ted Daffan's Texans– Born To Lose 2:40

15 Wiley Walker & Gene Sullivan– When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 2:36

16 Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys*– Wreck On The Highway 2:45

17 Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks– When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels 2:47

18 Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks– The Tramp On The Street 2:46

19 Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys*– I Saw The Light 2:41

20 Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper With The Clinch Mountain Clan– Are You Walking And A-Talking For The Lord 2:06

21 Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys*– Molly And Tenbrooks (The Race Horse Song) 2:45

22 Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks– Poor Ellen Smith 2:40

23 Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys*– Wabash Cannonball 2:33

24 Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys*– Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain 2:40

25 Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys*– Blue Moon Of Kentucky 3:05

26 The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys– The Fields Have Turned To Brown 2:32

27 Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs* & The Foggy Mountain Boys– Don't Get Above Your Raisin' 2:41

Columbia Country Classics