N. J. H. Ratnieks

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (23 of 29)
Location: West Clandon, Surrey United Kingdom
In My Own Words:
Guitar Fool and Sad Old Git living in the past and convinced that nostalgia ain't what it used to be.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 591,747 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 29
Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas ~ Commander Cody
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I saw CC&HLPA at the Reading Festival in September 1973 just a few weeks before this album was recorded at their home from home turf of the Armadillo in Austin. Cody and his Airmen had literally got off the plane and come to the festival- they tore the place up and Billy C asked that question about truck drivers- just like on the album before they rattled through that Johnny Horton number and a host of others. When this album came out in early 1974- I was back at Reading enjoying one of the greatest live bands of the era. Since that date I have seen Bill Kirchen many times and talked to him and he has treated his audiences to some recalled low lights of his time with the band- that was once… Read more
KG 200: The Force with No Face by J.D. Gilman
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars KG 200 The True Story, 4 Mar 2012
P W Stahl's KG 200 The True Story is available on Amazon and that is the book to buy. He wrote the book because of the fantastic fiction that was being written about KG 200. The true story is far more interesting and all the photos in the book showing captured Allied aircraft are in Luftwaffe colours and insignia. On of the principal mistakes made by the Germans was the cancellation of the Junkers Ju 89 four-engined heavy bomber- known as the Ural Bomber after the non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union was signed in 1939- the first prototypes flew in 1937. Britain developed three four-engined bombers that were successful and entered service as did the USA. When the Germans finally got… Read more
Sentimental Journey ~ Les Brown
Sentimental Journey ~ Les Brown
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The first review is for much later Doris Day recordings- two albums on one disc 1959 and 1965. This album has the 1944 version of Sentimental Journey and presumably the rest of the CD- 25 songs is from that period in her career- 1941-46 according to the liner. I have that 1965 album (Doris Day's Sentimental Journey) on vinyl but this collection is of older recordings- which are very good but not what is described in the review- which is also posted elsewhere on the correct reissue!