Copacabana Disco

A must-have track for your party!

Boogie on down with this disco dance merengue version…

Audio only of Copacabana… Don’t bother with the video, it’s just a load of bouncing balls.

Arranged by Meco Monardo. Thanks to flydarnafly. (Is this nickname from Biggins in the Australian jungle?)

Copacabana is a 1978 disco song, sung by Barry Manilow, and written by Jack Feldman.

The song’s title refers to the famous Copacabana night club in New York City.

That’s why the lyrics say “… at the Copa, Copacabana, hottest spot north of Havana …”, while Copacabana beach in Rio De Janeiro is of course a long way south of Cuba!

Shirley Bassey covered the song in 1979, on the double A-side single “This Is My Life”.

Here’s a link to my blog page 6th October 2006 about that single…

(Non-DSB) Silent Night

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(Non-DSB)

‘Tis early for Christmas, but here’s a link to a festive new version of Silent Night.

From the new album Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir.

Chris is best known as the bassist and backing vocalist with the progressive rock group YES.

This is a beautiful choral treatment: Silent Night/Night of Silence.

Click here to visit the jukebox and play Track 3

(The other tunes are rock)

 The album takes traditional English Christmas music and adds a rock backing.
It features the English Baroque Choir, Gerard Johnson (keys), Jeremy Stacey (drums), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Chris on bass guitar.
Released on 26th November, orders are being taken via Chris’s store. Go here: http://www.interstellar9.com/chrissquire.html

Or search Amazon.co.uk for the tracklist and release 3rd December.

Le Grand Echiquier 6

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Here for your pure entertainment is Part 6 in the priceless series Le Grand Echiquier.

As explained in the previous 5 parts, this is from France’s TV5 in 1988.

We are treated to a delightful duet of Making Whoopee with Henri Salvador, followed by Yesterday When I Was Young  with the song’s composer Charles Aznavour. (Spike Milligan used to call him Charles ‘AsNoVoice 🙂

Interspersed with other good stuff.

Thanks again to Pieter who added:

“These clips are edited from different videos and DVD’s none of them were complete but I tried to restore the original as good as possible. That’s why the clips are in different quality.”

Henri Salvador is now 90 years of age and still in showbiz!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Salvador

Charles Aznavour is now 83 years of age and also still in showbiz!

He is one of the most well-known singers in the world. Charles has composed about 1000 songs (including 150 in English, 100 in Italian, 70 in Spanish, and 50 in German), and sold well over 100 million records. Aznavour started his global farewell tour in late 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aznavour

(Non-DSB) Dame Petula?

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(Non-DSB)

If you’d like to add your name to the petition asking the Prime Minister to recommend a Damehood for Petula Clark – which is long overdue, please click on this link:-

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Damehood/

You must be a British citizen or resident to sign the petition.

In 1998, Petula was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II by being made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

 Thanks to Theo

Official web site

Petula Clark (born 15 November 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s.  Her recording career started in 1954.

For much more info, please visit this Wikipedia page.