Jul 072019

i was watching the 1955 version of guys & dolls, with frank sinatra and marlon brando a week or two ago, and ‘if i were a bell’ has popped up a number of times since, including this fun performance from cleo laine.  and it is fun! which is more than i can say for brando’s singing in the movie (not that he ever sang ‘ding dong ding dong ding’… that would have been a real treat), though he was a good choice in other respects.   they must have been thinking of this movie when they made paint your wagon.

cleo laine, johnny dankworth, and guests
uk tv special 1980

cleo laine – vocals
johnny dankworth – saxophones

henry mancini – piano
stephane grappelli – violin
sky (uk prog rock band)

01 if i were a bell
02 cavatina
03 wave
04 it can’t be love
05 the days of wine and roses
06 track 06
07 nuages
08 cannonball
09 track 09
10 music

standalone tv sound tuner -> revox b77 -> alesis masterlink (track splits, fades) -> cdr -> eac to flac
no dsp applied

sample: t01 if i were a bell.mp3
download: CleoLaine_1980-xx-xx_UK_TVSpecial_w_Grappelli_Mancini.zip

  5 Responses to “cleo laine, johnny dankworth, & guests – uk tv special, 1980”

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  2. BIG THX!…

  3. Pete, you’ve gone all quiet on us…hope all is well!!! Cheers, MonkSphere…

    • been on vacation in northern spain, but thanks for asking. it was a great trip. we took the car on the ferry, & mostly drove around cantabria and asturias. but back at work today. and have some catching up to do on sooo many fronts — including here.


      • Hi Pete, I see…so what you’re saying is…we need an Irish backstop for when you’re on holiday!!! Hahahahahaha….Sounds a very good break, though!!! Cheers, MonkSphere

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