Saturday, 20 February 2010

Jon English - Lovin' Arms

Lovin' Arms/By Firelight

Jon English arrived in Australia from England at the age of 12 after leaving school was a member of Zenith and Sebastian Hardie. He then auditioned for the musical Jesus Christ Superstar and he landed the role that would make him a star Judas. Since then Jon has had hit singles and albums appeared on a number of T.V. series such as Matlock and No.96 as well as the hit mini series Against The Wind. This role won him a logie and the single from the series "Six Ribbons" a #1 single. This single comes from the 1976 album Hollywood Seven, "Lovin' Arms" could only mange #55 on the charts and the b-side is a non album track.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Showcase Vol. 2

(1) Ann. v: Gordon Boyd. (2) Praeludium. v: Jane Peters. (3) Some Enchanted Evening. v: Dale Gordon Stewart. (4) Valse Brilliante. v: Mark Leslie. (5) Medley: Back In The Old Routine/You Were Meant For Me/California Here I Come v: The Malgray Two.(6) Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. William Hennessy. (7) He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. v: Ross Hamblyn-Taylor. (8) This Could Be The Start Of Something. v: Inner Circle. (9) Dawn In Darkness v: Mark Holden. (10) Never, Never, Never. v: Markeeta Little Wolf. (11) Music Of The Day. v: Peter Combe. (12) Theme From “Shaft”. Orchestra.

Showcase was a Talent Quest variety show that ran on Australian TV in the Sixties and Seventies hosted by Gordon Boyd the show had all types on it as you can see from the line up on this album . Of interest on this album are a young Mark Holden, Markeeta Little Wolf (Whose Australian album can be found on Midoztouch) and the future King of the kids Peter Combe.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Deltones - Gimme Some Lovin'

Gimme Some Lovin'/Have A Little Talk To Myself

After a long career starting in 1958 the Delltones journeyed to London, like many other Australian artists such as The Bee Gees and The Seekers, in an attempt to crack the overseas market.
After a showcase performance at the London Playboy Club, The Delltones were offered a seven-week residency. During their stay in London The Delltones were signed to EMI records and recorded ten tracks for their later to be released album “London Session” produced by ex-patriot David McKay from Eaton Music.
Bob Pierse and the late Dig Richards wrote several of the songs. The album was arranged and conducted by Bill Shepherd of The Bee Gees fame, and backed by Australia’s own Twilights, musically led by guitarist Terry Britten, who would later write global hits for Cliff Richard, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson. One outstanding track was a reworking of Stevie Winwood's “Gimme Some Lovin’“ which became Radio Luxembourg's hit pick of the week and top DJ Tony Blackburn’s’ opening signature tune.
They were also invited to perform “Gimme Some Lovin’“ on Top of the Pops, hosted by Jimmy Saville. The single was released in America and Europe.