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Automating the Northern Line
Automating the Northern Line
by Owen Smithers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As the Author I think some clarifications is required. ..., 21 Jun. 2016
As the Author I think some clarifications is required.

I have written and present a look behind the scenes in firstly operating all the signal boxes on the Northern Line and their particular peculiarities. Staring with a brief history of the building of the line and ending with the gradual switch to Automation and the problems it presented us with right into full automation.
The book contains approximately a hundred B&W photographs the travelling public never get to see.

Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night
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Price: £2.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Geraldo 'Blues in the Night. CD, 15 April 2008
This review is from: Blues in the Night (Audio CD)
Geraldo and his Orchestra played sweet and sometimes foot tapping music just right for dancing. With singers Dorothy Carless, Carole Carr and Sally Douglas plus four rare tracks from his male singers namely Len Chamber, Denny Vaughan and Archie Lewis. At the current price this CD is a bargain and full of memories. Nothing Blue about this album, its 20 tracks of sheer pleasure.
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London's Railways from the Air
London's Railways from the Air
by Aerofilms
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £35.00

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London's Railways from 1925 on, 6 Jan. 2008
This publication is an addition to the history of railways in and around London. From 1925 onwards,the photography is excellent. Many of the photographs reveal branch lines long gone around London. It also reveals railway landscapes as they were back then compared with today.
Informative and well worth a place in your Library.

Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ray Sings Basie Swings, 17 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Ray Sings, Basie Swings (Audio CD)
Not a find, more a revelation?

This is a magnificent album with Ray Charles at his very best as always. The combination of Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra was sheer Genius, it was just something waiting to happen. This is an absolutely swinging collection. Two Genius's in their prime and swinging like crazy. A brilliant dubbing exercise that has created something wonderful. To me it was two distinctive generations of music coming together and gelling like crazy. Buy it and make the neighbours move?

From This Moment on [VINYL]
From This Moment on [VINYL]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana Krall 'From this Moment On' CD, 17 Jan. 2007
Diana Krall's latest release was issued on vinyl and cd, the CD containing an additional track of 5Ĺ minutes so I would recommend the CD.

Great to see Diana has return to the small group with regrettably with orchestra background but most of all singing the standards she is better known for. Would have liked to have heard more from her regular backing instrumentalists though. As usual in great voice and very laid back on this album, but I felt the backing orchestra a sleight distraction. I much prefer her swinging efforts (Exactly Like You). `From this moment on' she has to complete with the orchestra that spoilt it for me but it's a matter of taste?

Diana excels as a small group artist proven with her rendition of `I was doing alright' with a nice guitar break from Anthony Wilson. Diana doesn't have to complete with anyone, she has her own style she uses to great affect on this album. But those orchestra breaks, oh brother, a big mistake?

The Best Of
The Best Of
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £3.76

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Teresa Brewer, 17 Jan. 2007
This review is from: The Best Of (Audio CD)
What a joy to listen to Teresa Brewer (Little Miss Dynamite) and actually hear every word. This is what the 50's was all about, made more obvious by the number of British Artists who recorded their versions of her songs and actually did better. All this before the charts came into being. Her voice range goes from sweet to beating swing and her country style equals Dolly Parton any day? Music,Music,Music certainly brought back memories for me of my long suffering mother shouting for me to turn the radio down everytime it was played. Keep an eye out for the Lawson-Haggart Jazz band with Teresa belting out the standards. Anything from her is fine with me, but then being in my mid 70's memorabilia such as this is all I have to keep my foot tapping. Great stuff.
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The Ultimate
The Ultimate
Offered by westworld-
Price: £20.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Billy May, 13 Jan. 2007
This review is from: The Ultimate (Audio CD)
There was no end to the talent of the late Billy May and this CD is testimony of his imaginative arranging and his sense of fun (The Blues in the Night & In the Mood). The variety on this album is vast. From standards to Jazz this album swings. Track 9,Eager Beaver is the Richard Rogers number not the Stan Kenton arrangement.

Some great solo instrumentals that give this album a special edge. So you aslready have some of these numbers on others Billy May albums

Studio Recordings 1951-1953
Studio Recordings 1951-1953
Price: £12.86

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy May Orchestrea Studio Recording 1951-1953, 11 Jan. 2007
I had just completed my National Service but the Billy May band had already come to my notice via the new record company Capitol. This double CD brought back so many memories of the 50's as well as introducing me to numbers I had not heard before and also saves the ware and tear on my collection of 78's I have of Billy's. Hearing that wining saxophone section sent shivers down my spine, making the small hairs on my neck tingle. Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Nat king Cole all benefited from Billy's backing over the years to name just three. His passing I feel sure, will always bring a lump to one's throat as you listen the many excellent arrangements of popular songs he made. Listen and enjoy.

This is 2hrs and 25 minutes of pure swinging nostalgia I know you will play both discs time and time again?

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Price: £28.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary Moore's early group 'G Force', 27 July 2006
This review is from: G-Force (Audio CD)
This is the Gary Moore I grew to enjoy. His sharpe Guitar and his Meatloaf approach with his vocals was refreshing. It was a pity it ended so soon. (the Album)

Unlike the vynal this CD lists 10 tracks when infact White Knuckles A Rockin'an Rollin' is all one track.

Gary Moore fans will enjoy this CD and play it over and over?

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