Friday, 5 March 2010

Voice of an 'Angel'

Just a quick mention for the voice of an angel. Originally from Rio, she has the most wonderful six-octave voice, has been a part of some of the best Latin Jazz music made since the 60's and still sounds (and looks) amazing. Her attitude and personality shine through her vocals and bring the freedom and experimental spirit of the 60's and 70's to us even today.

Look out for some of my favourite tracks and don't forget to comment!

Open Your Eyes - Stories To Tell - Insensatez - Reza - Airto's Jazz Dance - Andrei - Moon Dreams - Light As A Feather

and many, many more. . . ..

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Maru Funk #1

So here it begins, the DJ Maru compilations. My aim is to provide a mix of funk tunes once a month for you to enjoy, in the hope you'll go digging yourselves and not just keep your interest but expand it!

There will be specials too, in various genres so lots to look out for. . .

Get It Here!

Original artwork from Peter Lauch und die Regenpfeifer with "Lauter Lose Lieder" 1967.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Dixieland Spectacular

Of all styles of music which have remained popular over the last half-century Dixieland remains unchallenged! Styles and idioms may come and go - Dixieland goes on forever.

Recorded in live Super 8 Stereo FR this album fully captures the atmosphere of this great Dixieland band in all it's moods.

Side 1

1. When The Saints Go Marching In
2. Sweet Georgia Brown
3. Sleepin' Tiger
4. Muskrat Ramble
5. Lips From New Orleans
6. Alexander's Ragtime Band

Side 2

1. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
2. Hello Dolly
3. Swanee River Dixie
4. My Old Dixie Flame
5. Buttermilk Rag
6. Riverboat Party

DEA 1044 - 1971

Dixieland Way - Sid Phillips Band

In America, as well as Europe, the name Sid Phillips automatically ties up with King Of Clarinet. This title was bestowed upon him by American music critics during a series of broadcasts on the C.B.S. Network in New York some years ago. Now, more than ever, this distinction is obviously merited. One has only to hear a few phrases and Sid's virtuosity and position in front of the world's great clarinet players are unmistakable.


Alexander's Ragtime Band
Basin Street Blues
Blueberry Hill
Bugle Call Rag


Clarinet Marmalade
Georgia On My Mind
High Society
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
St. James' Infirmary Blues


SFL 13142 - (p) 1969
859 087 FZY

Hammond Hit Parade II


Foto: Böhmer - Barbora

Seite 1

1. Medium-Medley
(a) A Banda (de Hollands-Conta)
(b) The Days Of Wine And Roses (Mancini-Mercer)
(c) Du bist meine große Leidenschaft (Kirchstein-Siegel)

2. Swing-Medley
(a) Congratulations (Martin-Coulter)
(b) My Blue Heaven (Donaldson-Whiting)
(c) Canale Grande Number One (Mayer-Buschor)

3. Slow-Medley
(a) The Shadow Of Your Smile (Mandel-Webster)
(b) Alle Blumen wollen blühen (Blum)
(c) Der Wind (Baumann-Hilz)

4. Latin-Medley
(a) Sehnsucht (Bauer-Weyrich)
(b) Like It Used To Be (Baumann-Hilz)
(c) A Man And A Woman (Lai-Barouh)

5. Waltz-Medley
(a) Delilah (Reed-Mason-Feltz)
(b) Swedish Life (Baumann-Hilz)

Seite 2

1. Medium-Medley
(a) La La La (de la Calva-Arcusa-Calderon)
(b) Blueberry Hill (Rose-Lewis-Stock)
(c) Lonesome Swallow (Schall)

2. Slow-Medley
(a) The Last Waltz (Reed-Mason-Feltz)
(b) Fascination (Marchetti)
(c) Maggy (Baumann-Enger)

3. Shake-Medley
(a) Bye, Bye Blues (Hamm-Bennet-Gray)
(b) Globetrotter (Schall)
(c) Traumgirl (Blum-Bonney)

4. Bossa-Nova-Medley
(a) Harlekin (Blum)
(b) The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim-de Moraes)
(c) Don't Wait Too Long (Baumann-Enger)

5. Soul-Medley
(a) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Zawinul)
(b) Blues For Me (Baumann-Enger)

NX 230 - ????

Hammond Pops 6 - Klaus Wunderlich


Titelfoto: J. Domnich

Seite 1

Ich bin verliebt in die Liebe (Twardy-Lilibert)
Alles was wir woll'n auf Erden (Henning-Mainzel)
In einer Bar in Mexico (Kleebsattel)

Oh, wann kommst du (Won't You Join Me) (Kongos-Frances)
Einmal um die ganze Welt (Hey, Hey Baby) (Svodoba dtsch.: Weyrich)

Er hat ein knallrotes Gummiboot (Schmidt-Bradtke)
Ra-Ta-Ta (Juwens-Heilburg)
Engelchen (De Nijs- Weingeist)

Und wenn ein neuer Tag erwacht (Bruhn-Loose)
Du bist anders (Bruhn-Kunze)
Der nächste Sonntag kommt bestimmt (Mayer-Buschor)

Für dich allein (Twardy-Lilibert)
Wir sitzen beide am selben Feuer (Scharfenberger-Feltz)
San Bernadino (Christie-dtsch. Text: Blecher)

Seite 2

A Song Of Joy (Orbe-de los Rios-Parker)
Mein Brief an Julie (Bahler-Holm)

Teneriffa-Melodie (Wunderlich)

Hier ist ein Mensch (Doven-Halvey)
Candida (Wine-Levine-dtcsh. Text: Loose)
Hallo Taxi (Bonney-Raschek)
Wie der Sonnenschein (Un rayo de sol) (Vangarde-dtsch. Text: Balo)

Ich hab' dich lieb (Rödelberger-Kunze)
Alle meine Träume (Donagio-Buschor)

In The Summertime (Dorset)
Calvados (Wunderlich)
A Glock'n die 24 Stunden läut' (Bronner)

Wigwam (Weil ich dich so liebe) (Dylan-Deutscher-Petersen)
ABC (Heider-Relin)

SLE 14 597-P - 1970

Summer Sambas - Duncan Lamont

"The bossa nova had it's brief moment of hit parade glory in Britain at the beginning of the last decade in the shape of Antonio Carlos Jobim's Desafinado, but it's influence has remained constant in popular music ever since. The soft, subtle beat of Brazil's modern Samba can be heard everyday on the radio airwaves as arrangers draw upon it for colour and contrast in their scores, and it has joined and largely superceded the beguine and the bolero in this respect. It is a matter of regret that we seldom hear genuine Brazilian tunes over those same radio airwaves, but at least the bossa nova rhythm has firmly and permanently implanted itself on the map of international pop music."
Nigel Hunter

Duncan Lamont: tenor saxophone
Kenny Baldock: double-bass
Alan Branscombe: tuned percussion and electric piano
Ike Isaacs: guitar
George Kish: electric guitar
Denis Lopez: Latin percussion
Art Morgan: drums
Roger Webb: piano

Side One

1 Summer Samba (So Nice)
2 Our Day Will Come
3 The Look Of Love
4 We've Only Just Begun
5 Gentle One
6 Alone Again

Side Two

1 Felicidade/Samba de Orfeo
2 Destination Love
3 Wave
4 My Cherie Amour
5 Mas Que Nada
6 The Fool On The Hill

MFP 50080 - (p) 1973 The Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Stereo Spectacular

The concept of the Stereo record is barely a decade old in this country, but it is as much a part of today's musical scene as the family gathering around the piano was in the last century. Stereo has brought the full sound of the human voice and the musical instrument back into the home, but in a bigger and better way.

Side 1

1. The Stars And Stripes Forever March
- Hallé Orchestra

2. Greensleeves
- St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

3. Winds On The Run
- Band Of The Coldstream Guards

4. Fugue A La Giga
- Ralph Downs

5. All In The April Evening
- Black Dyke Mills Band and the Bradford Festival Choral Society

6. Overture 1812
- National Brass Band Festival - Brighouse and Rastrick Band, City Of Coventry Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, G.U.S. (Footwear) Band, Hanwell Band.

Side Two

1. Roman Carnival Op. 9
- The London Philharmonic Orchestra

2. All Through The Night
- Ivor Emmanuel with the Rhos Vale Male Voice Choir

3. Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
- The Pro Arte Orchestra

4. Trumpet Voluntary
- Hallé Orchestra

5. Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
- Black Dyke Mills Band and the Bradford Festival Choral Society

MALS 1142 - (p) 1968

Solid Gold 20 Non-Stop Chart Hits by Sound Sensation




by Sound

Side 1

1. Japanese Boy
2. Everybody Salsa
3 Ghost Down
4. Water On Glass
5. Hand Held Black And White
6 .Dancing On The Floor
7. Happy Birthday
8. Rainy Night In Georgia
9. Beechwood 4-5789
10. Tainted Love

Side 2

1. Green Door
2. One Of Those Nights
3. Walk Right Now
4. Si Si, Je Suis Un Rock Star
5. Lay All Your Love On Me
6. For Your Eyes Only
7. Hold On Tight
8. Chemistry
9. Show Me
10. Stars On 45 Vol. II

SG 001 - (p) 1981

A Tribute To Andy Williams

performed by:
the Vale Orchestra with Singers & Chorus

Andy Williams, the singer with the velvet voice and perfect pitch has been topping the best selling album charts for many years. Windmill Records have selected the best known songs which made Andy famous and have commissioned the VALE ORCHESTRA & SINGERS to record this album as a special tribute to this great singer. We are certain - and no doubt you will agree - that the very talented musicians and singers of the VALE ORCHESTRA have recaptured the whole atmosphere and magic of the world famous Andy Williams sound.

A fitting tribute to a wonderful and professional artiste.

Side 1
Moon River
Can't Get Used To Losing You
Almost There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Happy Heart
Can't Help Falling In Love

Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Danny Boy
Music To Watch Girls By
Home Lovin' Man
May Each Day

WMD137 - (p) 1972

The Ray Conniff Songbook - The Vale Orchestra and Chorus

The name and sound of Ray Conniff has been firmly entrenched in the popular music world of the past and shows every sign of staying there for the next millennium. Ever since the day "'sWonderful" hit the ears of the record-buying public, Conniff fans the world over have rapidly awaited each brand-new release by this dynamic man whose treatment of almost every worthwhile tune of the decade has been indelibly stamped with his colourful and distinctive style.

Here is our tribute to this trend-setter. All the tunes on this album have been arranged by the Vale Orchestra and Chorus so that you may be forgiven if you holler, as we did, "That's Ray Conniff!"

Side 1

1. Sweet Sue
2. The Touch Of Your Lips
3. Try A Little Tenderness
4. Pennies From Heaven
5. Mean To Me
6. I'm Beginning To See The Light

Side 2

1. One Two Button Your Shoe
2. Louise
3. I Ain't Nobody
4. Diane
5. The Very Thought Of You
6. Lonesome Road

Windmill Records * London * England

WMD 146 - (p) 1972

Parade Of Pops

Windmill present yet another brilliant selection of up-to-the-minute smash hit songs specially recorded for your listening pleasure.
This Parade Of Pops is a must for all pop fans of all ages and is packed with a variety of moods. From the up-tempo Paul and Linda McCartney composition "Band On The Run" to the romantic number one son "She" we guarantee hours of happy listening . . . . . in Solid Gold.

Solid Gold - Parade Of Pops - From Windmill

Side One

When Will I See You Again
Be Thankful For What You've Got

Side Two

Band On The Run
If You Go Away
She's A Winner
My Girl Bill
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
Born With A Smile On My Face

Windmill Records * London * England

WPP 5016 - 1974

Parade Of Pops

This new Solid Gold blockbuster will generate one hundred per cent easy action! Take it home, slap it on the turntable and you will be raving right from the very first note. A super array of chart toppers is here before you which includes such greats as 'Cindy Incidentally', the sing-along sound of 'Part Of The Union', and what Parade Of Pops is without the pulsating Slade number 'Cum On Feel The Noize'.

Whether you are rich or poor, happy or sad, Windmill's Parade Of Pops will satisfy your every need . . . In Solid Gold!

Cover photo: Colour Library International Ltd.

Parade Of Pops - From Windmill - In Spectro-Stereo Dimension Sound!

Side 1

Cindy Incidentally
Doctor In My Eyes
Part Of The Union

Side 2

Cum On Feel The Noize
Looking Thru' The Eyes Of Love
Whisky In The Jar
Baby I Love You
Hello Hurray

Windmill Records * London * England

WPP 5007 - 1973

The Happy Hammond Goes - Pop Country

The influence of country music on the British charts over the past few years has been more substantial than many people realise. From the 'King' of country music Hank Williams Jnr. came three of his greatest million sellers namely "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Jumbalaya" and "Hey, Good Lookin'"; these form the basis of a very interesting collection of classic country melodies arranged specially for the Hammond organ.

You don't have to be a country and western fan to enjoy this album as it is styled to suit all tastes. If you were not sure of the origins of these songs this will serve as a tribute to the contemporary country writers whose material falls into many categories.

Gerry Butler was taught the rudiments of music at the age of six by his father, a notorious "pub" pianist in the Stockton-On-Tees area. Such was Gerry's ability that several 'breaks' in his schooling were caused by the objections of his headmaster to his playing in a dance band. After completing his National Service with the R.A.F. ha has played with the following orchestras:- The Blue Rockets, Teddy Foster, Vic Lewis, Oscar Rabin and before going freelance, ten years with Bob Miller as staff arranger.

Side One

1. Gentle On My Mind
2. Detroit City
3. Release Me
4. Jumbalaya
5. A Million Tears From Now
6. Hey Good Lookin'

Side Two

1. He'll Have To Go
2. King Of The Road
3. Take These Chains From My Heart
4. Little Green Apples
5. Silver On The Table
6. Your Cheatin' Heart

SHM 701 - 1970

The Happy Hammond Plays The Hits Of

Burt Bacharach.

When the happy sound of the Hammond organ meets up with some of the world's most popular and enduring melodies, any record turntable is set for some lively entertainment. Especially, of course, when the collection of songs stem from two of the most creative and prolific songwriting minds in pop, messrs Bacharach and David.

Ena Baga, one of four sisters, was giving public performances as a church organist at the age of twelve and was a professional organist at the age of fourteen, initiating a glittering career. Now, Ena is passing on her vast experience to the organists of tomorrow.

As a party companion you'll find no better company than the kind of atmosphere that this album provides and if your taste is merely to listen and enjoy some of the finest pop melodies ever written then just sit back. The happy Hammond sound, on this occasion provided by a model TTR, and the genius of Bacharach and David will do the rest for you.

Side 1

1. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
2. This Guy's In Love With You
3. Anyone Who Had A Heart
4. Wives And Lovers
5. The Look Of Love
6. Do You Know The Way To San Jose

Side 2

1. I Say A Little Prayer
2. Close To You
3. There's Always Something There To Remind Me
4. Trains and Boats and Planes
5. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
6. I'm A Better Man

SHM 767 - 1972