Sep 242021

there’s a complete version of this floating around out there, which i hope to get my hands on one of these fine days, but (so they say) with “a good number of glitches/skips” and missing a track that appears here.  no glitches in this excerpt, but it definitely left me feeling that i’d had an appetizer with no main course.  still, a super appetizer!  tapas, anyone?

cleo laine with the john dankworth generation band
the stables, wavendon, uk
october 1997

vocals: cleo laine
trumpets: noel langley, guy barker, gerard presencer
trombone: mark nightingale
french horn: dave lawrence
tuba: dave powell
saxes: john dankworth, andy panayi, tim garland, jimmy hastings
guitar & violin: stuart hall
piano: robin aspland
bass: alec dankworth
drums: ralph salmins

1. all too soon + why won’t you tell me 9:10
2. i’m beginning to see the light + ? instrumental 9:01
3. all night long + lies of handsome men 9:51
4. why won’t you tell me 4:33

tt 32:35

bbc recording

fm > reel to reel @7.5ips > wave > flac

sample: t03 All Night Long 256k.mp3
download: CleoLaine_JohnDankworthGenerationBand

photo:  laine & dankworth (in 1969, i think), in a photo by bill francis, from pinterest.

Apr 152021

it’s great to see there’s still the odd torch song out there waiting to be reprised.  this show is a great concept, and paloma faith’s voice is so well suited to it.  i feel as if i recognize all the songs, but no, i’m also quite certain that i’ve not heard the ones by paloma faith herself.

and guy barker is quite the thing.  i saw his kind of blue – orchestrated with the rté concert orchestra, almost two years ago now.  it was super, i’d go see anything he was involved in.

unrelated to the above, dublin’s musictown 2021 kicks off today, running through the 25th with free online events everyday.  check it out.

paloma faith and guy barker orchestra
“down at the end of lonely street”
cheltenham jazz festival
town hall
cheltenham, uk
4 may 2010

01 – pre-show chat between paloma and guy
02 – concert intro by guy barker…
03 – musical intro…
04 –
05 – intro…
06 – new york (paloma faith)
07 – you let me down (?)
08 – heartbreak hotel (elvis presley)
09 – cry me a river (julie london)
10 – dance me to the end of love (leonard cohen)
11 – at last (etta james)
12 – let’s get lost (chet baker)…intro to…
13 – black coffee (ella fitzgerald)
14 – upside down (paloma faith)
15 – broken doll (paloma faith)
16 – love me or leave me (nina simone)…intro to…
17 – temptation (tom waits)
18 – wild is the wind (dimitri tiompkin/ ned washington)
19 – good morning heartache (billie holiday)
20 – do you want the truth or something beautiful? (paloma faith)
21 – paloma’s thank you’s…
22 – i’d rather be an old man’s sweetheart (than a young man’s fool) (candi staton)
23 – encore interlude…
24 – upside down (paloma faith) fades to end

tt 1:55:39

lineage: bbc radio 2 > technics tuner > tascam da-20 mk 2 dat machine > hhb burnit cdr recorder…no eq
cdr > eac > traders little helper > flac8 sector aligned

a soledriver recording…found this one in the big box…
i believe i recorded it for my daughter, but nothing ever happened…
just worked it up this morning for dime…
basically, i want to re-use the dat…
tracklist as close as possible…(?) means i’m not sure…
original version info not guaranteed either, but corrections welcome

sample: 07 you let me down 256k.mp3