I’m a bugger for a bargain. Always have been. Piley, Marmite and I were regular rummagers at the charity shops digging for winners and hoping to find some spectacular long lost nugget or buried treasure. None of us bagged any real bargains’ (apart from Piley’s signed cabaret band albums), and typically these ‘digs’ were a sift through the same ol’ smoke stained charity chaff….
Books – ‘Jaws’, the Sixties and Seventies editions of the ‘James Bond’ paperbacks.
Vinyl – variations on the following – The Tijuana Brass, Hammond Dance Party and ‘Geoff Love plays TV Themes’.
But one album had such outstanding saturation that it was often possible to find multiple copies in the racks. ‘Impact’ was the champ of charity shop albums. And what a cracker, recorded at Studio 2 Abbey Road, and loaded with cream of cheesy listening including…
Joe Loss – Wheels.mp3
Manuel and the Music of the Mountains – A Man And A Woman.mp3
Franck Pourcel – Love Is Blue.mp3
I may upload some more of these tunes later, but if your in the mood for more retromania, why not tune in to Channel Mondo for a Public Information Film screening.
For the moment here’s the full track list for ‘Impact’
01 – David Rose – The Stripper
02 – Norrie Paramor – Soul Coaxing
03 – Acker Bilk – Stranger On The Shore
04 – Pepe Jaramillo – Sucu Sucu
05 – Franck Pourcel – Love Is Blue
06 – Ron Goodwin – Legend Of The Glass Mountain
07 – Joe Loss – Wheels
08 – Norman Newell – Live For Life
09 – Basil Henriques – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
10 – Ralph Dollimore – The Fool On The Hill
11 – Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains – A Man And A Woman
12 – Jack Emblow – Ritual Fire Dance
By special request for Axe Victim here is
Ralph Dollimore – The Fool On The Hill.mp3