Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Rose Tattoo - Calling

Calling/Win At Any Cost

Rose Tattoo hard rock outfit formed in 1976 and have been an ongoing concern since then with a ever changing lineup with the same members leaving and then returning the only constant member being Angry Anderson the lead singer.

This single is taken from the "Beats From A Single Drum" album and features the non album B-Side "Win At Any Cost"

Friday, 23 October 2009

Don Lane - Self Titled

Sing/And I Love You So/Good Time Charley's Got The Blues/Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree/Ain't No Sunshine/Clair/Keep On Singing/Flim Flam Man/Song Sung Blue/Daisy A Day/Help Me Make It Through The Night/A Song For You

Legendary television presenter Don Lane has died in Sydney at the age of 75. American-born Lane became a household name in Australia through The Don Lane Show . Lane was originally hired to fill in at Channel Nine for six weeks. He went on to become one of the country's most popular stars and at one time was the highest paid person on Australian television.I thought I should post this album in memorium as I have some great memories of watching Don throught the 9 years that his show ran.
Although not thought of as a great singer this album has some merit the songs on the album suit his vocals, another album I hadn't listened to until I ripped it and I liked it . Don recorded a number of albums and singles the best known being "You're Everything" released in 1969.

Friday, 9 October 2009

The Hi-Marks

Angel Smile/Only You/Cab Driver /Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Love Me with All Your Heart/Hoki Mai (Pa Mai Medley)/Quando/I Believe/King Of The Road/Amazing Grace/Twilight Time/Sh-Boom/Born Free/E Hine Me Hoki Mai Anoa (Island In The Sun)/Till/The Great Pretender/Everything's Fine/Karu Karu/Young Love/Mona Lisa

The Hi-Marks comprised three brothers- Hayward, George, Ellington 'Butch' Ruka, and their nephew John Ruka.
The group was originally formed in Auckland and this group eventually became a top concert group. The Hi-Marks concentrated mainly on reviving songs by 'The Platters', 'The Mill Brothers' as well as their own traditional Maori music
The Hi-Marks entered talent quests - always finishing with a placing and around Christmas they would appear in several cabarets around Auckland. Appearances on Television followed with spots on 'Club Show' and 'Telethon'

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sharon O'Neill - Physical Favours

Physical Favours/Silk Or Stone

O'Neill began her career in the 1970s in her home country New Zealand, then gained major success in Australia with the hit "Words" and the subsequent singles "How Do You Talk to Boys?" "Maybe" "Losing You" and "Power".
The early 1980s proved her most commercially successful period, composing and performing the soundtrack to the 1981 film "Smash Palace", and with the Foreign Affairs album in 1983 spawning her biggest hit "Maxine" , a song which chronicled the life of a Kings Cross prostitute. A legal battle with her then record company Sony caused a delay in her career.
In 1987 Sharon returned with arguably her best album (if under-rated at the time) Danced in the Fire "Physical Favours" was lifted from that album the B-Side "Satin And Stone" is a non album track.