Chateau Dietrich

If You Would Like to Hear This Record

Because of various problems with public blogs and rights problems, I have decided to take my blog and convert it to a private email. If you’d like to listen to this album (and more) or any other album I am posting here, just send me your email address at radiovickers1@gmail.com and I will put you on my list. Along with this album, I have a gigantic archive of my vinyl digitizations that gets added to every week. I do them myself and de-click them. Most sound pretty darned good, if I do say so myself.
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Friday, November 23, 2012

My Vinyl Attic - Franck Pourcel - Our Man in Paris (1966)


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The vinyl sounds really good.  No real distortion on the blustery orchestral bits.  The music is very much of its time.  If you like this sort of thing, then there's a whole album of it here for you to enjoy.

01 goldfinger.mp3
02 the river (le colline sono in fiore).mp3
03 mr lonely.mp3
04 theme from zorba the greek.mp3
05 i wanna know.mp3
06 what's new pussycat.mp3
07 help.mp3
08 thunderball.mp3
09 yesterday.mp3
10 my captive heart.mp3
11 aline.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Everything - Boob Tube (1984)


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The vinyl is great.  I don't hear any real problems.  The music kind of reminds me of Lena Lovitch.  Interesting mid 80's new wave.  

01 boob tube.wav
02 painless.wav
03 polyester passion.wav
04 piece of cake.wav
05 heavy traffic.wav
06 afraid to have fun.wav
07 space love.wav
08 nuts & bolts.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Don Preston & The South - Hot Air Through a Straw (1968)

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The sounds is pretty good on this.  (Here's to You, Baby is a little funny sounding but it might just be a psych filter they put on the song - before and after it, the records sounds fine) When I saw the state of the cover, I was a little worried but the vinyl within was a delightful surprise.  The music is pretty good.  Think country-era Byrds.  

01 american gothic.mp3
02 here's to you baby.mp3
03 daybreaks.mp3
04 sunshine line.mp3
05 you won't let me be.mp3
06 she feels like sunshine.mp3
07 end of the play.mp3
08 blues break.mp3
09 circle for a landing.mp3
10 love season.mp3
11 medly - nite of the fool-sweetest girl.mp3
12 got me in the middle.mp3
13 he's waiting now.mp3
14 spend my time.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Davey Johnstone - Smiling Face (1973)


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The vinyl is in very good shape.  There's a little noise at the end of the first track of the second side.  The album has some charm.  It obviously didn't set the pop charts alight, but a nice effort.  The lyrics are a little trite.  Perhaps Bernie could have helped him out a little. 

01 keep right on.mp3
02 janine.mp3
03 & 4 the boatman - walking out.mp3
05 our dear friend.mp3
06 island.mp3
07 after the dance.mp3
08 you are - i am.mp3
09 smiling face.mp3
10 beautiful one.mp3
11 a lovely day.mp3
12 a lark in the morning with mrs mcleod.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - The Local Boys - Moments of Madness (1981)


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The vinyl is in very good shape.  No clicks and terrific sound.  This album is sublime.  It has been a favorite of mine for decades.


01 all heartache 'n' no fun.mp3
02 camouflage.mp3
03 coast to coast.mp3
04 shoot out on the highway .mp3
05 the truth hurts.mp3
06 high stepping away.mp3
07 schoolboy hero.mp3
08 angels fall.mp3
09 moments of madness.mp3


My Vinyl Attic - Epitaph - Beyond the Law (1974)


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There's a funny guitar distortion at the beginning of track 5 but it goes away very quickly.  (When I find another copy of this in my loft - I digitize that as well and see if it's any better or the way it was recorded.) I don't know what it is.  The rest of the album sounds very good.  I've owned this album for 35 years and it's been one of those records that always pleases.


01 reflexion.mp3
02 - 03 woman - big city.mp3
04 in your eyes.mp3
05 outside the law.mp3
06 tequila shuffle.mp3
07 fresh air.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Jan and Dean - Dead Mans Curve - The New Girl in School (1964)


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The vinyl sounds great.  No complaints at all.  The songs are goofy and youthful and hearken back to a simpler time that we will never see again.


01 dead man's curve.mp3
02 3-window coupe.mp3
03 bucket t.mp3
04 rockin' little roadster.mp3
05 B gas rickshaw.mp3
05 might gto.mp3
07 the new girl in school.mp3
08 linda.mp3
09 barons west LA.mp3
10 school days.mp3
11 it's as easy at 1,2,3.mp3
12 hey little freshman.mp3


My Vinyl Attic - Pagliaro - Pags (1972)


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The vinyl sounds really good.  No problems that I can hear.  The songs are good.  Obviously for me, it would have been a better album, if it were in English but...

01 j'entends frapper.mp3
02 je serai libere.mp3
03 rio reggae.mp3
04 revolver bang bang.mp3
05 maintenant que 'lon s'aime.mp3
06 prisoner d'enfer.mp3
07 chez moi.mp3
08 fou de toi.mp3
09 sky jack.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Mel Torme - That's All (1965)


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This is good vinyl but I do detect the slightest something in the overall sound (through headphones).  The music is classic Mel.  The Velvet Fog is at the top of his game with these chestnuts.


01 i've got you under my skin.mp3
02 that's all.mp3
03 what is there to say.mp3
04 do i love you because you're beautiful.mp3
05 the folks that live on the hill.mp3
06 isn't it a pity.mp3
07 ho-ba-la-la.mp3
08 ps i love you.mp3
09 the nearness of you.mp3
10 my romance.mp3
11 the second time around.mp3
12 haven't we met.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - The Playmates - At Play With (1958)


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My copy is on Forum Records.  The vinyl is excellent.  I think you can hear very minor hints of it being vinyl but very nice, considering the age. The music is kind of a late 50's goofy treat.  


01 jo-ann.mp3
02 your love.mp3
03 darling it's wonderful.mp3
04 substitute for love.mp3
05 magic shoes.mp3
06 while the record goes round.mp3
07 beep beep.mp3
08 the day i died.mp3
09 give me another chance.mp3
10 lovable.mp3
11 intimate.mp3
12 don't go home.mp3



Stolen from Wikipedia:

The Playmates, Donald Claps (a/k/a Donny Conn) drummer and lyricist, Carl Cicchetti (a/k/a Chic Hetti) pianist music composer and Morey Cohen (a/k/a Morey Carr) lead vocalist were an instrumental and vocal trio all from Waterbury Connecticut and in the early-1950s at the University of Connecticut, After graduation began touring The USA and Canada small lounges and night clubs in 1952 originally as the "Nitwits" later as the Playmates.
Signed to Roulette Records in 1958 as the label's first vocal group,Anticapting a Calypso craze the group recorded an album called Playmates Visit the West Indies. They then released two notable top 40 singles — "Jo-Ann" and "Don't Go Home" — before having a surprise #4 hit (July 9, 1958) with the tempo-changing novelty record "Beep, Beep" - which became a regular spin for Dr. Demento.
The "Beep, Beep" song was on the Billboard Top 40 chart for twelve weeks. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[3] Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models. Because of a directive by the BBC that songs do not include brand names in its lyrics, a version of "Beep Beep" was recorded for the European market replacing the Cadillac and Nash Rambler with the generic terms limousine and bubble car.
They followed up with a chart listing single in 1959 with "What Is Love" and then again in 1960 with "Wait For Me". After four albums for Roulette, the novelty group — which was known for its between-song comedy and banter as much for its repertoire — broke up in 1965.