Los Paraguayas – A Banda (1966)

FrontCover1.JPGLos (3) Paraguayos is a music group consisting of musicians from Paraguay. Since its foundation in the 1950s, the group has featured many singers and musicians, playing guitars, bongo drums and a Paraguayan harp, including Luis Alberto del Paraná, Reynaldo Meza, Angel “Pato” Garcia and Carlos Espinoza. The group performs many South American and Mexican tunes and songs, including classics, such as Guantanamera, El Cóndor Pasa and La Bamba. Having had many changes in their line-up, the group has retained its popularity, selling many albums and appearing at many concerts throughout the world. In 2007, Los Paraguayos played a world tour, including appearances in The Netherlands and Israel.

Alberto y Los Trios Paraguayos was a trio from Paraguay formed by Luis Alberto del Paraná, with Digno García (1919-1984) and Agustín Barboza. They toured the UK in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and released a number of UK records in the 1960s. The band leader, del Paraná, died in England in 1974. (by wikipedia)

And this is another sampler, released in Germany during the sixites.

And this is another chance to listen to this beautiful trio, this time as a quartet.

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Personnel:
Carlos Espinoza (guitar, vocals)
Angel “Pato” Garcia (harp, vocals)
Reynaldo Meza (guitar, vocals)
Luis Alberto del Paraná (guitar, vocals)

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Tracklist:
01. Cuando calienta el sol (C.Rigual/M.Rigual) 2.53
02. Vaya con Dios (May God Be With You) (Russell/James/Pepper/Dasca) 2.42
03. Amor, amor (Ruiz/Mendez) 3.14
04. Cu-cu-rru-cu-cu Paloma (Mendez) 3.45
05. María Dolores (Garcia/Morcillo) 3.57
06. A banda (de Hollanda) 2.45
07. La felicidad (Ortega) 2.53
08. La Paloma (Yradier) 3.22
09. México (Lopez/Vincy/del Parana) 3.59
10. El porom pompero (Solano/Ochaita) 2.52
11. Canción de Orfeo (Maria/Bonfa/de Arozamena) 3.01
12. La bamba (Traditional/Zuber) 2.55

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Various Artists – Surfbeat Behind The Iron Curtain (Planetary Pebbles, Vol. 3) (1999)

FrontCover1.jpgPart one of this series got a little flak because about half the tracks were recorded by bands that were not from behind the Iron Curtain. No such problem with the follow-up; all 24 cuts were done by groups from East Germany, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Poland between 1963-1967. Many of them are instrumental, and despite the “Surfbeat” in the album title, it’s striking how much they’re influenced not by surf music or the Ventures, but by the Shadows. Those galloping rhythms, the tremolo-laden sound with hints of country and Hawaiian music — it’s beyond a doubt that the Shadows, through radio broadcasts or clandestine means, were getting heard in Eastern Europe. Of course the recording conditions and execution were more primitive in these socialist lands, which puts on a layer of spookiness that gives it a certain charm.

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There are also some vocal numbers that show the more expected British Invasion influence, like the Olympics (from Czechoslovakia) singing in very clumsy English on “Story of the Girl with the Bass Guitar”; the East German Team 4, who sound like a credible American folk-rock garage band; and Romania’s Mondial, who do a song that quite resembles Paul Revere & the Raiders’ “Just Like Me.” Oddly, the T. Schumann Combo (from East Germany) do a pretty faithful and competent cover of Booker T. & the MG’s “Hip Hug-Her.” (by Richie Unterberger)

In other words: This album means fun, fun and much more fun !

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Tracklist:
01. Singing Guitars: Torpedo 1.48
02. Singing Guitars: Perfida 2.19
03. Hungarian Ensemble: Konzerta marson 2.45
04. Satelliten; Scary night 1.51
05. Karel Duba & Guitarmen: Winnetou 2.28
06. Sputniks: So much love 1.36
07. Mefistos: I Am Coming Home Baby 2.57
08. Taifuns: The West Wind 2.33
09. Olympics: Story Of The Girl With The Bass Guitar 1.56
10. Spuzniks: Spanish Gypsy Dance 1.52
11. Karel Duba & His Big Band: Steps In The Sand 2.50
12. Theo Schumann Combo: Puszta Beat 2.21
13. Cornel Fugaru & Sincron: The Jodler From Gorj 2.32
14. Studio 6: Party Time 2.44
15. Illes: Oh mondd 2.23
16. Hungarian Ensemble: Rollin Rollin 2.23
17. Team 4: Ich hab ihr ins Gesicht gesehn 3.40
18. Sincron: Play With The Maiden 2.56
19. Olympics: Mary Mary 2.18
20. Theo Schumann Combo: Hackepeter 2.48
21. Amigos: Komm gib mir deine Hand 2.21
22. George & Beathovens: Lez blaznihevo basnika 2.35
23. Mondial: Omule 3.00
24. Mondial: Orbul 3.27

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Dutch Swing College Band – Dixie Jubilee (1970)

FrontCover1.JPGThe Dutch Swing College Band “DSCB” is a traditional dixieland band founded on 5 May 1945 by bandleader and clarinettist/saxophonist Peter Schilperoort.

Highly successful in their native home of The Netherlands, the band quickly found an international following. It has featured such musicians as Huub Janssen (drums), Henk Bosch van Drakestein (double bass), Kees van Dorser (trumpet), Dim Kesber (saxes), Jan Morks (clarinet), Wout Steenhuis (guitar), Arie Ligthart (banjo/guitar), Jaap van Kempen (banjo/guitar), Oscar Klein (trumpet), Dick Kaart (trombone), Ray Kaart (trumpet), Bert de Kort (cornet), Bert Boeren (trombone), Rod Mason, Rob Agerbeek (piano) – among many others.

The band continues to tour extensively, mainly in Europe & Scandinavia, and record directed by Bob Kaper, himself a member since 1967, following the former leader, Peter Schilperoort’s death on 17 November 1990. Schilperoort had led the band for more than 45 years, albeit with a five-year sabbatical from 13 September 1955, when he left to pursue an engineering career before returning to lead the band again officially on 1 January 1960

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On this record, the Dutch Swing College Band celebrates their 25th anniversary with a couple of old tunes, from the very early days (mono recordings) till 1970.

Enjoy this beautiful trip in the past … enoy this trip to the early days of Jazz !

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Personnel:
Dick Bakker (banjo on 01. – 03.)
Martin Beenen (drums on 07.)
Chris Bender (bass on 01. – 03.)
Wybe Buma (trumpet on 05. – 07.)
Kees van Dorsser (trumpet on 01. – 05.)
Eddie Hamm (vocals on 05.)
Huub Jansen (drums on 12.)
Arie Ligthart (banjo on 05. + 06.)
Bob Kaper (clarinet on 12.)
Dick Kaart (trombone on 07. – 12.)
Ray Kaart (trumpet on 08. – 11.)
Dim Kesber (clarinet on 01. – 06.)
Oscar Klein (trumpet on 07.)
Wim Kolstee (trombone on 01. – 07.)
Bert de Kort (corent on 12.)
Joop Van Leeuwen (banjo on 04.)
Arie Merkt (drums on 01. – 04.)
Jan Morks (clarinet on 07.)
Bob van Oven (bass on 04. – 11.)
Lu Ssanet (drums on 07. – 11.)
Peter Schilperoort (saxophone on 12.)
Joop Schrier (piano on 01. – 07.)
Koos Serierse (bass on 10.)
Peter Schilperoort (clarinet on 01. – 03., 05., 07. – 10., cornet on 04., drums on 12.)
Chris Smildiger (bass on 12.)
Andre Westendorp (drums on 05., trumpet on 06.)
Ferry Wienneke (piano on 09.)
Peter Ypma (drums on 11.)

Conductor: Peter Schilperoort

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Tracklist:
01, PanamaA1 Panama (Tyers)  3.04
02. At The Jazzband Ball (Shields/La Rocca) 3.96
03. Tin Roof Blues (Pollack/Brunies/Roppolo/Stitzel/Mares/Melrose) 3.11
04. Snake Rag (Oliver) 2.48
05. Dipper Mouth Blues (Oliver/Armstrong/Melrose) 2.41
06. Steamboat Stomp (Senter) 3.17
07. Buddy’s Habits (Nelson/Straight) 8.35
08. Big Butter And Eggman (Armstrong/Venable) 2.39
09. Besame Mucho (Velazquez) 2.37
10. Clarinet Marmalade (Raggs/Shields) 3.41
11. Melancholy (Blues) (Bloom/Melrose) 3.27
12. Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down (Quicksell/Lodwig) 3.14

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Georges Jouvin – Sa trompette d´or et son orchestre (1973)

FrontCover1.JPG70 albums, 3000 songs, 25 million records sold, an Oscar from the Academy of the disc in 1981 … Georges Jouvin, nicknamed “the man with the golden trumpet” , was a huge international success, Japan to America.

Born June 19, 1923 in Rennes, in a family of musicians, he discovers his instrument with his father, and the saxophone with his brother. At 10 years old, he was offered his first piano. The following year, he entered the Breton conservatory, until he was 17 years. He wins many prizes, music theory but also harmony and trumpet. Then, the gifted continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory in 1942.

He soon develops a varied repertoire, from classical to jazz to popular music, with a virtuosity that made him famous. He made his first steps in symphony orchestras, including the arrangements of Albinoni’s Adagio, Carmen and The Magic Flute are among the most famous. At his side: Michel Legrand, Alix Combelle, Jerry Mengo …
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Subsequently, he recorded albums of covers of fashion tubes for home Pathé-Marconi discs until early 1980. In particular reshuffles La paloma, Le Rififi, History of Love, The téléfon …

By November 1950, Georges Jouvin recorded in Paris in an orchestra led by Maurice Mouflard with Charlie Parker guest star. At the same time, it is part of the association of Rennes Trumpets.

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Forty 45s quarterly fate until 1967, in the collection “Hits Jouvin”. Yet few invited on the days of television sets, it becomes a popular musician in France, and more generally in Europe.

After being Administrator and Vice President of the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers), he received the Legion of Honor July 13, 1994. (by chb44.com)

And here´s one of his Easy Listening albums …  I guess this is a sampler with recordings fromthe Sixties …

And it´s a nice sampler, if you love reat trumpet sounds in the Easy Lisening style … you should listen … Georges Jouvin knews how to play this game …

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Personnel:
Georges Jouvin Orchestra

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Tracklist:
01. Johnny Guitare (Boléro, Thème Du Film “Johnny Guitar”) (Lee/Delanoë/Young) 2.57
02. Seize Tonnes (Médium Fox) (Larue/Travis) 2.46
03. Que Sera Sera (Valse Du Film “L’Homme Qui En Savait Trop”( (Marnay/Livingston/Evans) 2.44
04. Jerk For Trumpet (Jerk Monkiss) (Jouvin/Moutet) 1.56
05. Trompettissimo (Jouvin/Moutet) 2.39
06. La Plus Belle Chose Au Monde (Slow) (Love Is A Many Splendored Thing) Du Film “La Colline De L’Adieu”) (Rouzaud/Fain) 2.10
07. Le Temps Du Muguet (Soloviev-Sedoï) 2.24
08. Viens Au Creux De Mon Epaule (Slow) (Aznavour) 2.37
09. Un Jour Tu Verras (Valse Du Film “Secrets D’Alcove”) (v.Parys/Mouloudji) 1.48
10. Dans Les Rues D’Acapulco (Samba Marquina) (Jouvin/Moutet) 0.47
11. Lisboa Antiga (Boléro) (Vale – Salina/Galhardo/Portela) 1.56
12. Tele Boogie (Shuffle Boogie) (Jouvin) 3.44

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Georges Jouvin (June 19, 1923 – October 24, 2016)

The Beatles – Anthology 1 (1995)

FrontCover1.jpgAnthology 1 is a compilation album by the Beatles, released on 20 November 1995 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. It features rarities, outtakes and live performances from the period 1958–1964, including songs with original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe and drummer Pete Best. It is the first in a trilogy of albums with Anthology 2 and Anthology 3, all of which tie in with the televised special The Beatles Anthology. It contains “Free as a Bird”, billed as the first new Beatles song in 25 years. The album topped the Billboard 200 album chart and was certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA.

The album includes material from the Beatles’ days as the Quarrymen, through the Decca audition to sessions for the album Beatles for Sale. It is of historical interest as the only official release of performances with Best and Sutcliffe in the band. Sutcliffe, the band’s original bass player during 1960, and sporadically during the group’s second Hamburg season, appears on the disc-one tracks “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, “You’ll Be Mine” and “Cayenne”. Best, who was the band’s drummer from just prior to the group’s first departure for Hamburg in August 1960 until 15 August 1962 when he was replaced by Ringo Starr, is on disc one, tracks 10–12, 15–19 and 21–22.

Disc one tracks 10–12 were recorded at a session in Hamburg where the Beatles served as the back-up band to the English rock and roll musician Tony Sheridan. Some songs from this session were released on the 1962 LP My Bonnie, credited to Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers. The song “My Bonnie” would be their introductory single in England, featuring Sheridan on lead vocal and guitar. Disc one tracks 21–22 are the only surviving recordings of the Beatles’ first EMI session. Track 22 is the original recording of “Love Me Do”, which would be re-recorded by the group four months later for their first single. Disc one track 24 features EMI session drummer Andy White in place of Starr.

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Disc two contains performances from comedy duo Morecambe and Wise’s popular television programme, Two of a Kind, as well as the opening song from their famed performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which introduced the band to most of the US in 1964.

The flashpoint for the album came with the song “Free as a Bird” – the three remaining Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr re-working a John Lennon demo recording given to McCartney by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. Produced by Harrison’s Traveling Wilburys band-mate Jeff Lynne, the three added additional music and lyrics, instrumentation and backing vocals, with McCartney and Harrison both taking a turn at a lead vocal.

The live BBC Radio recording of “Lend Me Your Comb” was held back from Live at the BBC for inclusion on this album, but it was later also included on On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2.

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The cover of Anthology 1 is the first third of the Anthology collage made by Klaus Voormann. Various photographs and album covers are torn and collected together. Pete Best’s face was torn away from the Savage Young Beatles record jacket in the centre of the album cover, revealing the face of his successor, Ringo Starr, below. The missing piece was subsequently used on the cover of Best’s Haymans Green album in 2008.

The album was a large success throughout the world. It was the first Beatles album to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at number one. It sold 855,473 copies in its first week, the 27th largest one-week sales in the Soundscan history, succeeding Fresh Horses by Garth Brooks. In its second week, Anthology 1 sold 453,000 copies and maintained the top spot. This was repeated the following week, with 435,000 copies sold. In its fourth week, the same quantity was sold, but the album fell to number two, behind Mariah Carey’s Daydream. In the following week, the album fell to number three but with 601,000 sales. Anthology 1 was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA after six weeks in the US market. In all, the album spent 29 weeks on the Billboard 200, reaching cumulative sales of 3,639,000 scans as of April 2001. In the UK, reaction was similar, but the album peaked at number two, behind Robson & Jerome’s eponymous album. In Australia, the album spent two weeks at number one in December 1995. (by wikipedia)

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Personnel:
George Harrison (vocals, lead guitar)
John Lennon (vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica)
Paul McCartney (vocals, bass, rhythm guitar)
Ringo Starr (vocals, drums, Percussion)
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Pete Best – drums on “My Bonnie”, “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Cry for a Shadow”, “Searchin'”, “Three Cool Cats”, “The Sheik of Araby”, “Like Dreamers Do”, “Hello Little Girl”, “Bésame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”
Stuart Sutcliffe – bass guitar on “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, “You’ll Be Mine”, “Cayenne”Colin Hanton – drums on “That’ll Be the Day”, “In Spite of All the Danger”
John Lowe – piano on “That’ll Be the Day”, “In Spite of All the Danger”
Tony Sheridan (vocalsm guitar on 10.)
Andy White – drums on “Please Please Me”

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Tracklist:

CD 1:
01. Free As A Bird (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr ) 4.25
02. We were four guys … that’s all (Lennon speaking to Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone) 8 December 1970, New York City 0.12
03. That’ll Be The Day (by the Quarrymen) (Allison/Holly(Petty) 2.08
04. In Spite of All The Danger (by the Quarrymen) (McCartney/Harrison) 2.45
05. Sometimes I’d borrow … those still exist (McCartney speaking to Mark Lewisohn – 3 November 1994 London, UK) 0.18
06. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (home demo, 1960) (Charles) 1.13
07. You’ll Be Mine (home demo, 1960) (Lennon/McCartney) 1.39
08. Cayenne (home demo, 1960) (McCartney) 1.14
09. First of all … it didn’t do a thing here (McCartney speaking to Malcom Threadgill – 27 October 1962)0.07
10. My Bonnie (by Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers – 22 June 1961
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany) (Traditional) 2.42
11. Ain’t She Sweet (by the Beat Brothers) Milton Ager, Jack Yellen 22 June 1961
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle( (Ager/Yellen) 2:13
12. Cry For A Shadow (by the Beat Brothers – 22 June 1961
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle) (Lennon/Harrison)  2.22
13. Brian was a beautiful guy … he presented us well (Lennon speaking to David Wigg for BBC Radio 1’s Scene and Heard – October 1971 New York City) 0.10
14. I secured them … a Beatle drink even then (Brian Epstein reading from A Cellarful of Noise) Brian Epstein 13 October 1964) 0.18
15. Searchin’ (Decca Audition – 1 January 1962 Decca Studios, London ) (Leiber/Stoller) 3.00
16. Three Cool Cats (Decca Audition – 1 January 1962 Decca Studios, London) (Leiber/Stoller) 2.25
17. The Sheik Of Araby” (Decca Audition – 1 January 1962 Decca Studios, London) (Smith,/Wheeler/Snyder) 1.43
18. Like Dreamers Do (Decca Audition – 1 January 1962 Decca Studios, London)  (Lennon/McCartney) 2.36
19. Hello Little Girl (Decca Audition – 1 January 1962 Decca Studios, London(Lennon/McCartney)1 1.40
20. Well, the recording test … by my artists” (Epstein reading from A Cellarful of Noise – Epstein 13 October 1964) 0.32
21. Besame Mucho (6 June 1962 EMI Studios) (Velázquez/Skylar) 2.37
22. Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney) 2.32
23. How Do You Do It (Murray) 1.57
24. Please Please Me (Lennon/McCartney) 1.59
25. One After 909 (sequence) (Takes 3, 4 & 5 – 5 March 1963 (Lennon/McCartney) 2.23
26. One After 909 (complete) (Takes 4 & 5 – 5 March 1963) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.56
27. Lend Me Your Comb (live at the BBC for Pop Go the Beatles – 2 July 1963, Maida Vale Studios, London) (Twomey/Wise/Weisman) 1.50
28. I’ll Get You (live on Sunday Night at the London Palladium – 13 October 1963
The London Palladium, London) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.08
29. We were performers … in Britain (Lennon speaking to Wenner – 8 December 1970
New York City) 0.12
30. I Saw Her Standing There (live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm, The Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 24 October 1963) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.49
31. From Me To You (live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm, The Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 24 October 1963) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.05
32. Money (That’s What I Want) (live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm, The Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 24 October 1963) /Bradford/Gordy) 2.52
33. You Really Got A Hold On Me (live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm, The Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 24 October 1963) (Robinson) 2.58
34. Roll Over Beethoven (live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm, The Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 24 October 1963) (Berry) 24 2.22

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CD 2:
01. She Loves You (live on the Royal Variety Performance – The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 4 November 1963) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.50
02. Till There Was You (live on the Royal Variety Performance – The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 4 November 1963) (Willson) 2.54
03. Twist And Shout (live on the Royal Variety Performance – The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 4 November 1963) (Russell/Medley) 3:05
04. This Boy (live on Two of a Kind; ATV Studios, London, 2 December 1963)(Lennon/McCartney) 2.22
05. I Want To Hold Your Hand (live on Two of a Kind; ATV Studios, London, 2 December 1963) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.37
06. Boys, what I was thinking… (Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise speaking to the Beatles live on Two of a Kind – ATV Studios, 2 December 1963) 2.06
07. Moonlight Bay (live on Two of a Kind; ATV Studios, London, 2 December 1963) (Lennon/McCartney) 0.50
08. Can’t Buy Me Love (Takes 1 & 2 – 29 January 1964 Pathé Marconi, Paris, France) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.10
09. All My Loving (live on The Ed Sullivan Show –CBS-TV Studio 50, New York City, 9 February 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.19
10. You Can’t Do That (Take 6) (EMI Studios – 25 February 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.42
11. And I Love Her (Take 2) (EMI Studios – 25 February 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 1.52
12. A Hard Day’s Night (Take 1) (EMI Studios – 25 February 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.44
13. I Wanna Be Your Man (live for Around the Beatles – IBC Studios, London, 19 April 1964) (Lennon/McCartney)  1.48
14. Long Tall Sally (live for Around the Beatles – IBC Studios, London, 19 April 1964)  (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell) 1.45
15. Boys (live for Around the Beatles – IBC Studios, London, 19 April 1964) (Dixon/Farrell) 1:50
16. Shout (live for Around the Beatles – IBC Studios, London, 19 April 1964) (R.Isley/R.Isley(K.Isley) 1.31
17. I’ll Be Back (Take 2) (EMI Studios – 1 June 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 1.13
18. I’ll Be Back (Take 3) (EMI Studios – 1 June 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 1.58
19. You Know What To Do (demo) (EMI Studios, 3 June 1964) (Harrison) 1.59
20. No Reply (demo) (EMI Studios, 3 June 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 1.46
21. Mr. Moonlight (Takes 1 & 4) (EMI Studios, 14 August 1964) (Johnson) 2.47
22. Leave My Kitten Alone (Take 5) (EMI Studios, 14 August 1964) (John(Turner/McDougal) 2.57
23. No Reply (Take 2) (EMI Studios, 30 September 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.29
24. Eight Days A Week (sequence) (Takes 1, 2 & 4) (EMI Studios, 6 October 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 1.25
25. Eight Days A Week (complete) (Take 5) (EMI Studios, 6 October 1964) (Lennon/McCartney) 2.48
26. Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Take 2) (EMI Studios, 18 October 1964) (Leiber/Stoller/Penniman) 2.44

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Mireille Mathieu – Sweet Souvenirs Of Mireille Mathieu (1968)

FrontCover1.JPGMireille from the beginning, was born to be a singer. As she would say, her professional career which began on the 21st of November 1965, has up to now for almost 40 years been “a fairy tale come true”. Born in Avignon and the eldest daughter from 14 children of Roger and Marcelle Mathieu, Mireille gave her first public performance when she was four years old for Midnight Mass! Her father who was a stonecutter for the cemetery possessed the voice of a tenor and had also dreamed of being a singer. As a child, Mireille saved her money from working in a factory so she could pay for singing lessons. A voice instructor named Laure Collière, accepted Mireille as a student. In her biography “Mon Credo”, during a time of distress she asked “that God please create a miracle” for her to arise out of poverty. In the early ’60s, French pop vocalist Johnny Hallyday’s manager Johnny Stark noticed Mireille’s enchanting vocalic beauty after appearing on the TV show “Jeu de la Chance” where she won 1st place. The American impressario later built Mireille into her own star after she signed a contract with him. With lots of hard work and many nights when she was only able to sleep four hours and she needed to do a concert, Mireille performed brilliantly and was on her way to success.

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She was quickly hailed as the next Édith Piaf and her 1965 performance run at the Paris Olympia, sparked her recording relationship with Barclay Records where her first album sold over 1 million copies in a very short time! Mireille with much stamina, forged ahead to make her career in France, Germany, the United States, Russia, and the rest of the world. In 1974, she won the German “Bambi” Music Award, which is the equivalent to the American Grammy Award.

In 1997, Mireille was nominated and given the “Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite et des Arts et des Lettres” and decorated with “The Legion of Honor” for her service to the Nation of France.” Of her reception by Pope John Paul II, His Holiness has said, “She is the singer of love and peace.” For me, Mireille is “un cadeau d’ un Dieu” as her last name literally translates. (by J.K. Thompson)

And here´s a sampler from 68, including many of her early hits … The sparrow from Paris with this great voice !

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Personnel:
Mireille Mathieu (vocals)
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Les Reed Orchestra (on 01., 03., 07.)
Paul Mauriat Orchestra (on 02., 10.)

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01. Sometimes (Mason/Reed) 2.59
02. Alors Ne Tardes Pas (Bouquet) 2.42
03. Sweet Souvenirs de Stefan (Reed/v. Dyke) 3.12
04. Tu M’As Donné la Vie (Kaempfert/de la Noe) 2.37
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06. Meraviglioso (Modugno/Plante) 2.59
07. Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (Ithier/Reed) 3.20
08. Now That You Are Gone (Mason/Reed) 3.00
09. Tous les Amoureux (Gaubert/Dousset) 2.16
10. Une Rose au Cœur de L’Hiver (Reed/Dousset) 3.01
11. Tous les Violons de Vienne (Lai/Plante) 2.36
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Joni Mitchell – Philadelphia (1974 – recorded in the Sixties)

FrontCover1.jpgHere are WMMR’s Ed Sciaky and Gene Shay hosting a special program featuring performances and interviews from Joni’s early Philadelphia appearances on the “Folklore” program and live music recorded at The 2nd Fret, between 1966 and 1968. It seems the bootleg “The Posall and the Mosalm” drew a lot of its tracks from this special, but this is as it was broadcast the day before her appearance at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia in 1974. “Just Like Me” has a mid-cut, and there are speed fluctuations throughout the March 17, 1967 tracks and elsewhere, but mainly in “London Bridge.”WMMR-FM Retrospective. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; January 29, 1974.

As above, the songs were sourced from interviews with Joni in the late 1960s, and they reflect her “set list” of that era. The “1974″ designation refers only to the date of the radio re-broadcast of this archival material. (by Art)

There wouldn’t have been any songs from her Jan 1974 album ‘Court and Spark’ as these recordings are much earlier from ‘66-’68
[For clarity in case anyone was confused about the dates and the text.]

Thanks to elegymart for sharing the show at Dime.

Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

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Personnel:
Joni Mitchell (guitar, vocals)
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some unknown musicians

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Tracklist:
01. WMMR intro 1.43
02. interview 3.19
03. Circle Game (Mitchell) 5.32
04. Sugar Mountain (Young) 4.14
05. Backstage interview 5.09
06. Both Sides Now (Mitchell) 4.12
07. interview 6.39
08. Mr Blue (Mitchell) 4.31
09. Carnival In Kenora (Mitchell) 4.59
10. WMMR intro 0.47
11. Just Like Me (Mitchell) 4.56
12, Eastern Rain (Mitchell) 5.51
13. Blue On Blue (Mitchell) 3.05
14. Born To Take The Highway (Mitchell) 4.10
15. Winter Lady (Mitchell) 2.48
16. London Bridge (Mitchell) 8.17
17. interview 7.17
18. Sisotowbell Lane (Mitchell) 4.00
19. nterview 12.18
20. The Gallery (Mitchell) 4.21
21. Go Tell The Drummer Man (Mitchell) 3.51
22. Conversation 5.43

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