a blog of blether & grooves 2006-13
Blimey that takes me back. Mum and dad had the exact same album (in amongst the Rodgers and Hammerstein soundtracks - with booklets sometimes, Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como and Carpenters comps)..I've only just realised the gallery of stars is shaped like Persuaders style 50
Yes, it came out in 1972, so that's spot on. Rodgers & Hammerstein soundtracks? Check! And my Mum'd go weak at the knees for a bit of Frankie Laine...
On the subject of The Persuaders I found this last night. A selection of seventies ad's from comics, including one for a Persuaders secret code pen - I'd forgotten having one of these invisible ink based pens until seeing this gallery of goodies
We also had that LP. The only other song I can remember off the top of my head is 'The Yellow Rose of Texas'. I saw twop copies at a local charity shop recently for 20p.
Er..that's two copies.
Surely you picked one up for the vinyl archive Mick? Having said that, last Sunday I saw an old BBC album of bus drivers/conductors telling stories from their years of service - for just £3 and left it in the racks..
Crikey, if all our Aged Ps had it, it must have been a mega-seller of 1972. I remember 'The Yellow Rose' well. This track was my favourite, with 'Tennessee Waltz' by Patti Page a close second.That bus conductors one'll be priceless very soon.
PS: The full track listing might jog your memory further Mick.
You know, Mondo, the original might still be in a box somewhere in Dorset. It’s funny looking at that track list. I instantly heard about half of those songs in my head and the other half drew a total blank, including 'Tennessee Waltz'. Who could forget WaterloOo and Istanbul not Constantinople ad infinitum.. I remember liking the 1st Johnny Ray song and I was a bit of a closet Johnny Mathis fan. Does anyone remember ‘What Would My Mary Say’? We had that on another comp and I used to secretly love it. PS. That bus driver LP sounds, um, unique.
Wonder what bloggers in 53 years time will be fondly remembering???
It occurred to me earlier that a compilation of 'Hits From The 50s' released in 1972 is like a compilation of 'Hits From The 90s' released in 2010. Sorted, nice one, mad for it.
Good point. Funny but the music on this LP sounded ancient even in 1972. Music and youth culture had made several leaps in the intervening years. In the current stagnant state of things today’s music doesn’t sound all that different to the 90s to me.
Although 'Es Are Good, Es Are Good, Es Ebeneezer Good' has aged quite a bit worse than 'A White Sportcoat'.
Can something 'age quite a bit worse'? I do hope I haven't made a grammatical faux pas.
I don't know. I look at it like this: back in it's day it was shit, now it's old shit.
Ebeneezer Good that is, not Marty.
Back in its day, please!
Quite right you pedant
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