14th Jun 2014
|Ray Conniff And The Singers|
A: Imagine [Mono]
B: Imagine [Stereo]
|Imagine Ray Conniff having the gall to record "Imagine".|
Conniff threw Carol Feraci out after this incident at The White House. She said she was just an "oobie-doobie girl" but I think she was a hall of a lot more than that.
She never sang again. Her work was done.
31st May 2014
A1: 'D' Day Dodgers
A2: Lonesome Traveller
B1: Reuben James
|Of course we have Lady Astor to thank for this one.|
My favourite version of this song is by the late great Hamish Imlach. I know it wasn't a 7"-er, but this is a very special song for all the right and wrong reasons.
My Uncle Jimmy was with the British Expeditionary Force in the early part of WW2. After Hitler's Blitzkrieg the he and his company were shipped off at Brest on the Arandora Star. He was landed safely back in Plymouth in June 1940. Later on he served in North Africa and then took part in the landings in Italy just before D-Day kicked off in Normandy. He ended his war service in Venice - he was good with boats. He died in the mid-1980's and lived a longer and better life than might have been expected given the horrors he endured. He was a good uncle and a quiet man.
Lady Astor should have been shot.
19th May 2014
|The Charlie Daniels Band|
A: The Devil Went Down To Georgia
B: Rainbow Ride
|Ocht anorak... you don't need to worry about "sisters for the suppresion of sexism" at all. There are new sisters in town you should be thinking about. None other than the "lady part" of the Thompson Twins the one previously known asAlanna Currie is now a Sister Of Perpetual Resistance.|
I dont think the word "bitch" upsets The Sisters at all these days...
10th May 2014
A: Other Side Of Life
|Could it be this Christian?|
9th May 2014
|Lydia MacDonald With Ted Heath And His Music|
A1: Will Ye No Come Back Again
A2: Skye Boat Song
B1: The Bluebells Of Scotland
B2: Comin' Thru The Rye
|"Comin' Thru The Rye" is just fabulous!|