The Unforgettable Buddy Holly and The Crickets



3CD / 3TC Set
Released September 1998
Cat No.: RDCD1741-3  (RDC93411-3) (B980024BK3/1-3/3 on case)
RD Code: HOLL 395

Created by RD Global



CD 1 Prog 1         Buddy Holly and the Crickets – Their Greatest Hits

1 - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
2 - Peggy Sue
3 - Rave On
4 - Oh Boy
5 - Brown Eyed Handsome Man
6 - Bo Diddley
7 - Maybe Baby
8 - Wishing
9 - Peggy Sue Got Married
10 - That'll Be The Day

CD 1 Prog 2         Buddy Holly and the Crickets – The Love Songs

11 - True Love Ways (with Studio Chat Intro)
12 - Words Of Love
13 - Crying, Waiting, Hoping
14 - Think It Over
15 - It's So Easy
16 - Well ... All Right
17 - Learning The Game
18 - What To Do
19 - You're The One
20 - Love's Made A Fool Of You

CD 2 Prog 3         Buddy Holly and the Crickets – The Rock'n'Roll Classics

1 - Baby I Don't Care
2 - Not Fade Away
3 - Fool's Paradise
4 - Rip It Up
5 - Early In The Morning
6 - Valley Of Tears
7 - Reminiscing
8 - Love Is Strange
9 - Ready Teddy
10 - Good Rockin' Tonight
11 - Heartbeat

CD 2 Prog 4         Buddy Holly and the Crickets – All-time Favourites

12 - Everyday
13 - Midnight Shift
14 - You've Got Love
15 - Dearest
16 - Blue Days, Black Nights
17 - Rock Around With Ollie Vee
18 - Rock Me My Baby
19 - It's Too Late
20 - Slippin' And Slidin'
21 - Listen To Me

CD 3 Prog 5         The Crickets – The Hits and Favourites

1 - When You Ask About Love
2 - More Than I Can Say
3 - Deborah
4 - Baby My Heart
5 - Don't Ever Change
6Don’tcha Know
7 - A Sweet Love
8 - My Little Girl
9 - I Fought The Law
10 - Smooth Guy
11 - Don't Try To Change Me
12 - Just This Once
13 - Someone, Someone
14 - (They Call Her) La Bamba

CD 3 Prog 6         The Crickets – Rock'n'Roll Showcase

15 - Summertime Blues
16 - What'd I Say
17 - Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie 'Flu
18 - Ting - A - Ling
19 - Pretty Blue Eyes
20 - Time Will Tell
21 - Blue Monday
22 - So You're In Love
23 - After It's Over
24 - Why Did You Leave?
25 - Willie And The Hand Jive
26 - Great Balls Of Fire
27 - Love's Made A Fool Of You
28 - Peggy Sue Got Married



Music Of The World's Great Composers



12LP Set
Released 1959
Cat No.: RDM1-12
RD Code: WGC


Picked up from the USA, the UK version is only different by the dark RCA band at the bottom of the picture, and the alternative booklets supplied with the set.




LP1

1 (Bach) Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F - Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Arturo Basile
2 (Handel) Water Music Suite - Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Arturo Basile

LP2

1 (Haydn) Symphony No.94 in G 'Surprise' - Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Massimo Freccia
2 (Mozart) Symphony No.40 in G Minor K550 - Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Massimo Freccia

LP3

1 (Beethoven) Symphony No.3 in E Flat Op.55 'Eroica' - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Odd Griner - Hegge

LP4

1 (Schubert) Symphony No.8 in B Minor 'Unfinished' - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Oivin Fjeldstad
2 (Mendelssohn) Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 'Italian' - Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome conducted by Massimo Freccia

LP5

1 (Brahms) Symphony No.3 in F, Op.90 - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Oivin Fjeldstad

LP6

1 (Franck) Symphony in D Minor - London orchestra Society conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

LP7

1 (Tchaikovsky) Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op.74 'Pathetique' - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson

LP8

1 (Schumann) Symphony No.3 in E Flat, Op.97 'Rhenish' - International Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rene Liebowitz
2 (Liszt) Mephisto Waltz - International Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rene Liebowitz

LP9

1 (Chopin) Les Sylphides, A Major Prelude, Op.28 No.7 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
2 (Chopin) Les Sylphides, C Sharp Minor Waltz, Op.64 No.2 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
3 (Chopin) Les Sylphides, E Flat Major Waltz, Op.18 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
4 (Sibelius) Finlandia Op.26 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
5 (Sibelius) Swan Of Tuonela (No.3 of 'Lemminkainen Legend' Op.22 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
6 (Grieg) Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
7 (Dvorak) Carnival Overture, Op.92 - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson

LP10

1 (Richard Strauss) Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op.28 - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
2 (Johann Strauss Jr) Vienna Blood Waltz Op.354 - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
3 (Wagner) Triston And Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile

LP11

1 (Stravinsky) Rite Of Spring - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Rene Liebowitz
2 (Debussey) Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun - London Festival Orchestra conducted by Rene Liebowitz

LP12

1 (Berlioz) Roman Carnival Overture Op.9 - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
2 (Verdi) La Forza Del Destino, Overture - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
3 (Johann Strauss Jr) Die Fledermaus, Du Und Du, Op.367 Waltz - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
4 (Rossini) Barber Of Saville Overture - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
5 (Bizet) Carmen Prelude to Act 1 - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile
6 (Rimsky-Korsakov) Russian Easter Overture Op.36 - Orchestra of the Teatro Communale of Belogna conducted by Arturo Basile

 







All The Time In The World




5 CD / Cassette Set
Released November 2001
Cat No.: RDCD3511-5 (RDC95181-5)
RD Code: TIME 614
Compiled by J K Hall
Produced by J Archer
Booklet Notes by Spencer Leigh
Design by A Brett


Although 'Great Ladies Of Song' had been very successful, I always felt that it had been restricted by firstly being limited to females, and also that the music had been a little too wide ranging. This set was planned to be the natural progression to the 'Ladies' collection, and would correct those 'faults'. As it turned out, the widening of the gender, and the narrowing of the music style was not what the public wanted, and this sold many copies less than the aforementioned set. The design was taken from the same photo shoot as the 'Ladies' one (if you recognise the singer on the front cover?), and the (in my view, pointless) addition of a 'relaxing' flowing river at the bottom of the picture was said to increase the relaxation feel of the collection.
Due for initial release towards the end of 2001, the collection was delayed somewhat, as the design for the poster, originally portrayed the New York skyline, with the twin towers of the World Trade Center, prominently featured across the poster. After the '9/11' attack, it was thought that this should be changed.

1         Take Five

1 - We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
2 - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald
3 - I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennet
4 - When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Dean Martin
5 - I Wish I Knew How It Could Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor Trio
6 - Take Five - Tito Puente
7 - Let's Face The Music And Dance - Nat 'King' Cole
8 - Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball
9 - Let There Be Love - Nat 'King' Cole
10 - The Very Thought Of You - Billie Holiday
11 - Serenade In Blue - Mary Stallings
12 - Get Here - Dennis Rowland
13 - Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk
14 - What a Diff'rence A Day Makes - Dinah Washington
15 - Cry Me A River - Ella Fitzgerald
16 - Night And Day - Frank Sinatra
17 - As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson

2         A Wonderful World

18 - What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
19 - Aria - Acker Bilk
20 - The Man I Love - Peggy Lee
21 - Tenderly - Nat 'King' Cole
22 - Here, There and Everywhere - Jose Feliciano
23 - I've Got The World On A String - Anita O'Day
24 - Laura - Julie London
25 - Once Upon A Summertime - Astrud Gilberto
26 - I Loves You, Porgy - Nina Simone
27 - Cavatina - Charlie Byrd
28 - It Had To Be You - Billie Holiday
29 - Summertime - Sarah Vaughan
30 - My Way - Acker Bilk
31 - Far Away - Astrud Gilberto
32 - When I Fall In Love - Nat 'King' Cole
33 - Willow Weep For Me - Charlie Byrd

3         Unforgettable

34 - Unforgettable - Nat 'King' Cole
35 - Someone To Watch Over Me - Sarah Vaughan
36 - My Funny Valentine - Peter Nero
37 - The Wind - June Christy
38 - Jesus To A Child - Kymaera
39 - I Get Along Without You You Very Well - Peggy Lee
40 - In My Life - Jose Feliciano
41 - It's Easy To REmember - Billie Holiday
42 - God Bless The Child - Dinah Washington
43 - Body And Soul - Louis Armstrong
44 - All This And Heaven Too - Frank Sinatra
45 - Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Louis Armstrong
46 - Georgia On My Mind - Ken Willets
47 - What'll I Do - Cleo Laine
48 - When You Wish Upon A Star - Dave Brubeck
49 - Petite Fleur - Chris Barber

4         A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening

50 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - June Christy
51 - Blue Moon - Mel Torme
52 - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Carol Sloane
53 - Fly Me To The Moon - Carmen McRae
54 - A Time For Love - Tony Bennet
55 - Deep Purple - Peggy Lee
56 - Black Coffee - Sarah Vaughan
57 - Alone Together - Mel Torme
58 - Time After Time - Miles Davis
59 - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Susannah McCorkle
60 - 'Round Midnight - Marlena Shaw
61 - In The Still Of The Night - Ella Fitzgerald
62 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Dinah Washington
63 - Smile - Nat 'King' Cole
64 - Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered - Anita O'Day

5         You Do Something To Me

65 - Mountain Greenery - Mel Torme
66 - You Do Something - Susannah McCorkle
67 - S'Wonderful / They Can't Take That Away From Me - Anita O'Day
68 - Here Comes The Sun - Nina Simone
69 - April In Paris - Cleo Laine
70 - One Note Samba - Charlie Byrd
71 - Dreamer - Astrud Gilberto
72 - California Dreamin' - Jose Feliciano
73 - Morning Has Broken - Acker Bilk
74 - I Got You Under My Skin - Louis Prima
75 - I Wish I Were In Love Again - Cleo Laine
76 - Lullaby Of The Leave - Mel Torme
77 - Why Do You Have To Go Home - June Christy
78 - Call Me - Astrud Gilberto
79 - Fine And Mellow - Jimmy Rushing




All That Glitters


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3 CD / Cassette Set
Released 1997
Cat No.: RDCD1771-3 (RDC93441-3)
RD Code: GLAM 403
Compiled by J K Hall
Produced by P Marchant

It was a major blow to me, whilst compiling this set, that I lost the T Rex recordings. I already knew that I couldn't get Bowie, how could I have a 'glam rock' set without him OR Marc Bolan? The problem was quickly solved by making a fast deal with the BBC. Not always the easiest companies to work with, I mangaed to find a really helpful contact at their head office, who fast tracked the license for the tracks I needed. Unfortunately the contact left the BBC within a few months, and it once again, became increasingly difficult to get anything from them for future collections. Shame, they had a huge catalogue at the time that was being under-used, and RD management didn't seem to want to 'waste time' on getting another deal in place.
One of my favourite packs, musically, the pack featured several rare b-sides, and I still have the 'boot' that was used for the advert! (see below)



CD1 – Blockbuster!

1 - Gary Glitter - I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!)
2 - Suzi Quatro - Can The Can
3 - Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
4 - Mud - Tiger Feet
5 - Sweet - Blockbuster
6 - Blue Barry - (Dancing) On A Saturday Night
7 - Hello - Tell Him
8 - Glitter Band - Angel Face
9 - Showaddywaddy - Hey Rock And Roll
10 - Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
11 - Arrows - A Touch Too Much
12 - Mott the Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
13 - Be Bop Deluxe - Ships In The Night
14 - Gary Glitter - You Belong To Me
15 - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - (Come Up And See Me) Make Me Smile
16 - David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star
17 - T. Rex - Hot Love (BBC Recording)

CD2 – Forever And Ever

18 - David Essex - Hold Me Close
19 - Slade - Coz I Luv You
20 - Hello - New York Groove
21 - Suzi Quatro - Ain't Ya Somethin' Honey
22 - Gary Glitter - Oh Yes! You're Beautiful
23 - Nazareth - Love Hurts
24 - Slik - Forever And Ever
25 - T. Rex - Ride A White Swan (BBC Recording)
26 - Showaddywaddy - You Will Lose Your Love Tomorrow
27 - Kenny - Baby I Love You, OK
28 - Mud - Show Me You're A Woman
29 - Middle of the Road - Samson And Delilah
30 - Suzi Quatro - Fever
31 - Glitter Band - The Tears I Cried
32 - Gary Glitter - Hands Up It's A Stick Up
33 - Jet - My River
34 - Wizzard - Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad)
35 - Blue Barry - School Love
36 - Showaddywaddy - Sweet Music

CD3 – Dynamite!

37 - Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
38 - Wizzard - Ball Park Incident
39 - Mud - Dyna - Mite
40 - Slade - Don't Blame Me
41 - New York Dolls - Jet Boy
42 - Gary Glitter - Rock And Roll (Part 2)
43 - Showaddywaddy - Rock 'N' Roll Lady
44 - Kenny - The Bump
45 - Suzi Quatro - The Wild One
46 - Blue Barry - Hot Shot
47 - Glitter Band - Let's Get Together Again
48 - Hello - Star Studded Sham
49 - Sweet - Little Willy
50 - Nazareth - My White Bicycle
51 - David Essex - Coming Home
52 - Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft
53 - Slade - Far Far Away
54 - T. Rex - Life's A Gas (BBC Recording)
55 - T. Rex - Jeepster (BBC Recording)