Friday, September 07, 2007

Layton & Johnstone

Further to my earlier post requesting a recording of Layton And Johnstone’s recording of ‘Oh Donna Clara!’ here

I ordered a recent compilation of their songs entitled ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ from Ray’s Jazz in London which I’ve now burned and uploaded for you.

It includes ‘Oh Donna Clara!’ and 26 other charmingly dated tunes. Some of it, like ‘ODC’, ‘Blue Moon’ and ‘Auf Weiderseh'n, My Dear’ still resonate as ballads – I’m not messing about, you know…

These are the tracks, 27 in total.

Auf Weiderseh'n, My Dear
Black Bottom
Blue Moon
By A Waterfall
Bye-Bye, Blackbird
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Hiawatha's Lullaby
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Don't Know Why-I Just Do
I Found A Million Dollar Baby
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
If I Had A Talking Picture Of You
Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
Little White Lies
Louisiana Hayride
Oh, Donna Clara!
Silver Hair And Heart Of Gold
Singin' In The Rain
So Blue
Sometimes I'm Happy
Sunny Days
Time On My Hands
Under A Blanket Of Blue
The Wedding Of The Painted

The downloads from File Front have been disappointing so I’m giving Divshare another try tonight.


domestic empire said...

Howard, so sorry to have taken so long to acknowlege this. Thank you very much for the upload. I'm glad you managed to find it and I hope it brings much pleasure to all those concerned.

I mentioned it to my Mother and she remembers them well enough. I've yet to play it to her but I'm sure she'll love it.

I'm listening to it now and must add a track to an upcoming Faith Healer mix. The reason I loved Peelie's programmes so much was that he was never a snob regarding music, just sincere. You'd hear all types side-by-side unincumbered by age or genre. Just how it should be. Fascism doesn't belong in art.

Thanks again Howard - great tunes. :D

wooodenelephant said...

Hi Gary,

I think its a really nice collection of tunes too and I hope your Mum will get some pleasure out of hearing it.

What you say about Peel is absolutely right. No one else will ever match his spirit of true randomness - encumbered as they are by preoccupations with what is 'hip' or 'underground' or 'leftfield' etc etc