SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES: 1977


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Following the success of the “Sounds Of The Sixties” series, I was given free rein to produce this series, so once again i decided to follow the same format, so it not only included the hits from the period, but featured many musical releases that had not been issued since their original release. Memories of TV programmes, film soundtracks, and personalities of the decade were also a prime feature of this series, with album covers depicted events from the era, rather than actual artists on the pack and again, the booklet was written in diary style to enhance this evocative feeling. I included many of the tracks that I had bought myself as a teenager during the period, which to this day have not been released on CD. On many occasions my own record collection was used as a basis to obtain masters that even the record companies had lost. Being 'let loose' to include Metal, Punk and obscure Eurovision tracks was just one of the reasons thiese became my favourite releases during my time at RD.
In 2005 the first three volumes were reissued with some tracks missing due to licensing constraints.*

3CD Set
Released August 1999
Cat No.: RDCD2771-3 (RDC94441-3)
RD Code: SV77-001
Compilation by J K Hall - Booklet Notes by S Barnard- Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued: 2005 SV77A-021  RDCD4681-3)


1           So You Win Again – The Hits Of 1977

1 - I Feel Love - Donna Summer
2 - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara
3 - Show You The Way To Go - The Jacksons
4 - Ma Baker - Boney M
5 - So You Win Again - Hot Chocolate
6 - Whodunit - Tavares
7 - Red Light Spells Danger - Billy Ocean
8 - Easy - The Commodores
9 - Oh Lori - Alessi
10 - Baby I Know - The Rubettes
11 - It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
12 - Romeo - Mr Big
13 - Silver Lady - David Soul
14 - Egyptian Reggae - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
15 - Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra
16 - They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - Racing Cars
17 - Mull Of Kintyre - Paul McCartney's Wings
18 - Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart

2           I Wanna Go Back – The Memories Of 1977

1 - Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Julie Covington
2 - Star Wars' Theme - The London Cinema Orchestra
3 - You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book - The Drifters
4 - It's Nice To Be In Love Again - Swarbriggs Plus Two
5 - L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant  - Marie Myriam
6 - Crazy Water - Elton John
7 - Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) - Joe Tex
8 - Every Little Teardrop - Gallagher and Lyle
9 - Telephone Man - Meri Wilson
10 - We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge
11 - Going In With My Eyes Open - David Soul
12 - I Don't Want To Put A Hold On You - Berni Flint
13 - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
14 - Georgina Bailey - Noosha Fox
15 - I Wanna Go Back - New Seekers
16 - The Floral Dance - The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
17 - Calendar Song (January, February, March) - The Trinidad Oil Company
18 - God Bless The Child from 'Bubbling Brown Sugar' - Helen Gelzer of the Original London Cast
19 - Live In Trouble - The Barron Knights

3           Do Anything You Wanna Do – The Rock Of 1977

1 - Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
2 - 2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
3 - No More Heroes - The Stranglers
4 - Lookin' After Number One - The Boomtown Rats
5 - She's A Wind Up - Dr Feelgood
6 - In The City - The Jam
7 - Rockwrok - Ultravox
8 - Do Anything You Wanna Do - Eddie and the Hot Rods
9 - Spanish Stroll - Mink De Ville
10 - She's Not There - Santana
11 - Black Betty - Ram Jam
12 - I Think We're Alone Now - The Rubinoos
13 - Gonna Capture Your Heart - Blue
14 - Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
15 - Slow Down - John Miles
16 - Hold Back The Night - Graham Parker and the Rumour
17 - For You - Greg Kihn
18 - In The Flesh - Blondie
19 - Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple


* The track 'Ma Baker' by Boney M was ommitted from the 2005 re-issue.

Easy Listening with Bert Kaempfert & James Last




8 LP 4 Cassette
Released 1975
Cat No.: RDS6931-8  (RDC90311-4) RDM2931-8 (mono)
RD Code : EKL 029 (GEKL-8A on Box)
Came with Bonus LP  'Bert Kaempfert & James Last In Concert' (RDS6939 (stereo) RDM2939 (mono))



1         The World Of Bert Kaempfert


1          A Swingin' Safari
2          Spanish Eyes
3          Wimoweh
4          Portugese Washerwoman~The
5          Wiederseh'n
6          Cha Cha Brazilia
7          Tahitian Sunset
8          Danke Schoen
9          Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)
10         A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
11         Skokiaan
12         Japanese Farewell Song~The

2         The World Of James Last


1          Granada
2          Mexico City
3          Canadian Sunset
4          That's Life
5          Espana
6          I Left My Heart In San Francisco
7          Guantanamera
8          April In Portugal
9          Havah Nagilah
10         Pearl Fishers~The
11         Malaguena
12         Around The World

3         Dance Time - Bert Kaempfert


1          Time On My Hands
2          Living It Up
3          So What's New
4          Pussy Footin'
5          Stepping Pretty
6          Sheik Of Araby~The
7          Happy Trumpeter~The
8          Every Sunday Morning
9          La Cumparsita
10         Mister Sandman
11         Tricky Trombone
12         Stompin' At The Savoy

4         Latin A La James Last


1          La Paloma
2          Tico Tico
3          Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
4          Java
5          Un Poco Rio
6          La Cucaracha
7          Patricia
8          Delicado
9          Siboney
10         Cangeiro (The Bandit)
11         Fandango
12         Brazil

5         Bert Kaempfert In Love


1          I'll See You In My Dreams
2          Gone With The Wind
3          Strangers In The Night
4          My Love For You
5          Don't Forbid Me
6          I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
7          I Love How You Love Me
8          Lullaby For Lovers
9          Drifting And Dreaming
10         This Song Is Yours Alone
11         One Morning In May
12         Autumn Leaves

6         James Last In Love


1          Time After Time
2          Games That Lovers Play
3          Moonglow / Theme From 'Picnic'
4          Elizabethan Serenade
5          Passion Flower
6          You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
7          Secret Love
8          Mr Tambourine Man
9          Help Me Girl
10         Close Your Eyes
11         Fly Me To The Moon
12         Happy Heart

7         Instrumentally Burt Kaempfert


1          Somebody Loves Me
2          It's The Talk Of The Town
3          World We Knew~The
4          Tammy
5          How Deep Is The Ocean?
6          My Way Of Life
7          Unchained Melody
8          I'll Get By
9          It Makes No Difference
10         Once In A While
11         Two Can Live On Love Alone
12         Where Flamingos Fly

8         The James Last Beat


1          Cecilia
2          Everybody Get Together
3          Blowin' In The Wind
4          Aquarius
5          Go Away Little Girl
6          I Hear You Knocking
7          Let The Sun Shine In
8          Girl Of The North Country
9          House Of The Rising Sun
10         When I'm Dead And Gone
11         Proud Mary
12         She Came Through The Bathroom Window
 





The Most Beautiful Melodies Of The Century



8 LP 4 Cassette
Released 1986
Cat No.: RDS10361-8  (RDC91561-4)
RD Code : BSC 151



1                 Unforgettable Memories

1 - Ramona - Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
2 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Romantic Strings And Orchestra With The Golden Saxophones
3 - Fly Me To The Moon - Romantic Strings And Orchestra
4 - Tea For Two - Arthur Greenslade And His Orchestra
5 - Moonlight Serenade - Hill Bowen And His Orchestra
6 - Shadow Of Your Smile From 'The Sandpiper' - Warren Covington, Trombone, With Orchestra
7 - Que Sera, Sera From 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' - Rosemary Squires, Vocal, With Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
8 - Some Enchanted Evening From 'South Pacific' - London Promenade Orchestra Conducted By Eric Hammerstein
9 - Only You - Leslie Lewis And His Orchestra
10 - Ain't Misbehavin' - Gordon Langford, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
11 - Stormy Weather - Jo Stafford And The Pied Pipers, Vocal, With Paul Weston And His Orchestra
12 - Blue Moon - Ronnie Price, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
13 - Strangers In The Night From 'A Man Could Get Killed' - Bill Lee, Vocal, With Marty Paich And His Orchestra
14 - Vaya Con Dios - Carmen Alexander, Vocal, With Eddy Jones And His Tennessee Music Men

2                 Golden Evergreens

1 - Once In A While - Helen Forrest And The Serenaders, Vocal, With Wally Stott And His Orchestra
2 - Lili Marlene - Leslie Lewis And His Orchestra
3 - C'est Si Bon - Ronnie Price, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
4 - Honeysuckle Rose - Mellow Trombones Of Tommy Tate
5 - I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Joy Martell, Vocal, With Alan Copeland And His Orchestra
6 - Besame Mucho - Tonio Rivera And His Orchestra
7 - Red Sails In The Sunset - Mike Sammes Singers With Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
8 - Happy Days Are Here Again - Johnny Gregory, His Orchestra And Chorus
9 - OnThe Sunny Side Of The Street - Les Brown And His Band Of Renown
10 - Tennessee Waltz - Romantic Strings And Orchestra
11 - Ebb Tide - Ronnie Aldrich, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
12 - I Could Have Danced All Night From 'My Fair Lady' - Doreen Hume, Vocal, With Hill Bowen And His Orchestra
13 - Sleepy Shores From 'Owen MD' - Christian Colombier And His Orchestra
14 - Bye Bye Blackbird - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra

3                 Masters Of Mood And Melody

1 - Embraceable You - Hill Bowen And His Orchestra
2 - Bess, You Is My Woman Now From 'Porgy And Bess' - Ronnie Price And Gordon Langford, Pianos, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
3 - Night And Day - Stardust Voices
4 - So In Love From 'Kiss Me Kate' - Lorna Dallas And Jim Smilie, Vocal, With Orchestra Conducted By Gordon Langford
5 - I Get A Kick Out Of You - Frank Horrox, His Piano And Orchestra
6 - True Love From 'High Society' - Ronnie Aldrich, Piano, With Wally Stott And His Orchestra
7 - In The Still Of The Night - Daniel Michaels And His Orchestra
8 - Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' - Ivor Emmanuel, Vocal, With Richard Benson And His Orchestra
9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes From 'Roberta' - Henry Mancini, His Piano And Orchestra
10 - Ol' Man River From 'Show Boat' - Ivor Emmanuel, Vocal, With Richard Benson And His Orchestra
11 - Top Hat, White Tie And Tails - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
12 - Cheek To Cheek - Ken Thorne And His Orchestra
13 - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Alan Copeland And his Orchestra
14 - My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Julie Dawn, Vocal, With Roland Shaw And His Orchestra

4                 Romantic Favourites

1 - La Mer - Robert Bentley And His Orchestra
2 - Speak To Me Of Love (Parlez - Moi D'Amour) - Robert Bentley And His Orchestra
3 - Medley: Torna A Sorrento / Santa Lucia - Robert Bentley And His Orchestra
4 - Volare - Hill Bowen And His Orchestra
5 - September Song - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra
6 - Let It Be Me - Perry Botkin Jr And His Orchestra
7 - If You Go Away - Pete King And His Orchestra
8 - My Way - Christian Colombier And His Orchestra
9 - It's Now Or Never - Leslie Lewis And His Orchestra
10 - Medley: Under Paris Skies / Petite Waltz - Hill Bowen And His Orchestra
11 - What Now My Love? - Ronnie Price, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
12 - Yesterday When I Was Young - Sid Dale And His Orchestra
13 - As Time Goes By From 'Casablanca' - Henry Mancini, His Piano And Orchestra
14 - Three Coins In The Fountain - Malcolm Lockyer And His Orchestra

5                 A World Of Melody

1 - Wonderful World - Romantic Strings And Orchestra
2 - Last Time I Saw Paris From 'Lady Be Good' - Douglas Gamley And Bob Docker, Pianos, With Orchestra
3 - Spanish Eyes - Alberto Mendez And His Orchestra
4 - St Louis Blues - Roland Shaw And His Orchestra
5 - Chicago - Joy Martell, Vocal, With Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
6 - Theme From 'New York, New York' - Young World Singers With Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra
7 - Mull Of Kintyre - National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Neil Richardson
8 - Wonderful Copenhagen #from 'Hans Christian Andersen' - Barrie, vocal, with Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Roland Shaw~Ken
9 - Tulips From Amsterdam - Christian Colombier And His Orchestra
10 - San Antonio Rose - Joe Edwards, Guitar, With Bill Walker And His Orchestra
11 - Yellow Rose Of Texas - John McCarthy Chorus
12 - Wichita Lineman - Alan Braden Orchestra
13 - April In Paris - Wally Stott And His Orchestra
14 - Arrivederci Roma - Hill Bowen And His Orchestra

6                 Movie Magic

1 - Singin' In The Rain - Ken Barrie And The Clare Sisters, Vocal, With Orchestra Conducted By John Gardner
2 - Tonight From 'West Side Story' - Len Stevens And His Orchestra
3 - All The Way From 'The Joker Is Wild' - Pete King And His Orchestra
4 - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face From 'Play Misty For Me' - Henry Mancini, His Chorus And Orchestra
5 - High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) From 'High Moon' - Malcolm Lockyer And His Orchestra
6 - Do You Know Where You're Going To? From 'Mahogany' - Romantic Strings And Orchestra
7 - Never On Sunday - Robert Docker And His Orchestra
8 - Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme) From 'Dr Zhivago' - Wally Stott And His Orchestra
9 - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head From 'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid' - David Whitaker And His Orchestra
10 - Once Upon A Time In The West - Norman Percival And His Orchestra
11 - Theme From 'Chariots Of Fire' - Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra
12 - Exodus - RCA Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Charles Gerhardt
13 - Love On The Rocks From 'The Jazz Singer' - Johnny Gregory And The Orchestra Unlimited
14 - Tomorrow From 'Annie' - Ronnie Aldrich, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra

7                 Timeless Favourites

1 - Look For The Silver Lining - John Norman Chorale With The RCA Symphony Orchestra
2 - Peg O' My Heart - Robert Mendell, His Orchestra And Chorus
3 - Moonlight And Roses - John Norman Chorale With The RCA Symphony Orchestra
4 - A Garden In The Rain - Romantic Strings And Voices Conducted By John Gardner
5 - Moonlight Bay - Robert Mandell, His Orchestra And Chorus
6 - Whiffenpoof Song - Joe Reisman, His Orchestra And Chorus
7 - For Me And My Gal - Robert Mandell, His Orchestra And Chorus
8 - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Pete King Chorale
9 - Whispering - Joe Reisman, His Orchestra And Chorus
10 - Among My Souveniers - Romantic Strings And Voices Conducted By John Gardner
11 - Goodnight Irene - Robert Mandell, His Orchestra And Chorus
12 - Love's Old Sweet Song - Voices Of Robert MacDonald
13 - Sweet And Low - John McCarthy Chorus
14 - Till We Meet Again - Mike Sammes Male Choir

8                 Today's Golden Memories

1 - Yesterday - Robert Bentley And His Orchestra
2 - Annie's Song - Henry Mancini, His Piano And His Orchestra
3 - Song Sung Blue - Romantic Strings And Orchestra With Chorus
4 - Sound Of Silence - Nashville Sounds With Strings
5 - Music Box Dancer - Johnny Gregory And The Orchestra Unlimited
6 - Don't Cry For Me Argentina From 'Evita' - Johnny Gregory And The Orchestra Unlimited
7 - Last Waltz - Orchestra Conducted By Les Reed
8 - Memory From 'Cats' - Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra
9 - Michelle - Hank Levine Singers And Orchestra
10 - Love Is Blue - Romantic Strings And Orchestra
11 - Winner Takes It All - Johnny Gregory And The Orchestra Unlimited
12 - Three Times A Lady - Ronnie Price, Piano, With The Romantic Strings And Orchestra
13 - Woman In Love - Laura Lee, Vocal, With The Young World Singers, And Johnny Gregory Conducting The Orchestra Unlimited
14 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Young World, Vocal, With Orchestra Conducted By Steve Chandler