31 mrt. 2012

The last Diva has left the building

I love these BB tunes.
And her voice is so iconic and connected to his music... it's like they are inseparable.

As you may have noticed. I'm experiencing some difficulties with my download services. I'm experimenting a bit here. Don't mentioning title or artist might keep the 'robots' away from discovering me. Other tips are always welcome in the comments.
I don't like the idea of going private...
My whole purpose with this blog is to have people 'stumble' upon it and have them discover this kind of music. A kind of music they might have looked down upon, or they've forgotten...
Going private means that the only visitors will be people who already know this kind of music, and who already can appreciate it. 
You see, I love recruiting new souls into Lounge and Easy-heaven ;-)

It's the last day of March. So the last Diva has left the building.
If all goes well I will be starting the new theme tomorrow. (so you'll be gettin' two this weekend !)
So come and visit.

30 mrt. 2012

Déja Vu

My files just keep disappearing... no warning, no e-mail, nothing...
I'm trying to stay afloat, but don't be surprised when something is vanished. I can't help it...


26 mrt. 2012

Monsieur Maurice made a request...

if I could post a record of his favorite diva ? I asked him why ???
He said she made his whiskers curl ;-)

Side 1
01 Fascinating Man
02 Mademoiselle Kitt
03 Oggere
04 Lisbon Antigua
05 Just An Old Fashioned Girl

01 Lazy Afternoon
02 Johnny
03 If I Can't Take It With Me
04 Thursday's Child
05 Lullaby Of Birdland (*)

(*) Now I must add that there is a BIG skip in 'Lullabye of Birdland', and it has nothing to do with the fact that Monsieur Maurice sometimes jumps on my turntable (even if that is absolutely off limits !). It was that way when I bought it... so if any of you happen to own a good 'spare track', feel free to add it.

18 mrt. 2012

Sorry 'bout the hiatus ...

I was a bit in a funk after the whole DMCA debacle. Had a deja-vu of files disappearing one after the other...
But I've crawled out of my funk and here's Diva n° 2.
The wonderful Quincy Jones conducts.

This is the Dutch pressing. Couldn't find a release date on this.  But you may know the US pressing with this sleeve, released 1961

Side 1
01 Bewiched
02 Wee Small Hours
03 Mood Indigo
04 Am I Blue ?
05 I'm a Fool To Want You
06 Tears And Laughter

Side 2
01 Secret Love
02 You Do Something To Me
03 If I Should Lose You
04 Jeepers Creepers
05 Wake The Town and Tell The People
06 I Just Found Out About Love

8 mrt. 2012

DMCA is rearing it's ugly head (again)

DMCA has reared it's ugly head (again) and made MediaFire block a bunch of my files.
It's been almost a year since the last massacre among the lounge-bloggers. A sad day indeed...
(and just when I wanted to celebrate my 50 000th visitor !)
Sorry folks there will be no reposting.


4 mrt. 2012

Dame Shirley

This month will be Diva month...
Today one of the great ladies of song, Dame Shirley Bassey. Performing great American classics with the Geoff Love Orchestra.

Side 1
01 In The Still Of The Night
02 Let There Be Love
03 All At Once
04 For Every Man There's A Woman
05 I'm In The Mood For Love
06 So In Love

Side 2
01 If I Were A Bell
02 There Will Never Be Another You
03 Hooray For Love
04 Too Late Now
05 I'm Shooting High
06 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Take it away folks !