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If Anybody comes across a better quality cover, I'd be grateful for a scan of it... thanks
(a) I Want To Be Happy (from "No, No, Nanette")
(b) Tea For Two (from "No, No, Nanette")
2. Da-Dar, Da-Dar (Da-Dar, Da Dee)
3. Makin' Whoopee (from the film "I'll See You In My Dreams")
5. Goodness Gracious Me
6. When The Midnight Choo-choo Leaves For Alabam'
(Berlin) Solo:Geoff Love
7. Baby It's Cold Outside
1. Smile, Smile, Smile
2. I Remember It Well
3. A Hole In My Backet
(Trad. arr. G. Love)
(Turner) Solo: Mrs. Mills
5. When You Played The Organ And I Sang The Rosary
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
Recording Engineer: Peter Bown
Associate Producer: Gil King
Produced by: Norman Newell
(P)1975 A Tapetunes Production
It is hard to be under the weather when Mrs. Mills is around. Since her generous hearted piano-playing was discovered at a golf-club social evening by band-leader Paul Cave back in the Sixties, any sort of family singalong worth its salt has become synonymous with the name Mrs. Mills - Happy-Maker Extraordinary to millions on disc, radio and TV.
Director Geoff Love has been supervising the music for all the albums that Mrs. Mills has made for Music For Pleasure - so what more natural, when you come to think of it, than that two such lively personalities should get together so that we could all benefit from their undivided attention !
Here's how it happened . . . Mrs. Mills ('Glad' to all of us from now on) was doing a recording one day (under the direction of Geoff Love) in front of a studio audience. When interval-time came Geoff thought it would be fun if Glad did an impromptu 'spot' to amuse everyone. Glad said: "Good idea - if you'll do it with me". So together they improvised a very zany duet -Da-dar, Da-dar (Da-Dar, Da Dee). The audience was in fits. So were Geoff and Glad . . . and so were the engineers who had quietly taped the number - mistakes and all - because everyone was having such a great time.
When they heard it Geoff and Glad decided to string along together and do a whole programme of vocal duets (including that one - just as it was).
Of course we knew you'd want to hear a couple of solos from this exuberant pair as well, so there's Glad doing Salome and Geoff doing When the Midnight Choo-choo Leaves For Alabam' (and no prizes for guessing who plays harmonium in When You Played The Organ And I Sang The Rosary).
When you singalong with Glad, or listen to Geoff chatting for only a minute or so, you immediately feel part of a warm and happy group. Both radiate an irresistible ' 'come-on-and-join-us" atmosphere which gathers everyone up.
This is a bumper package of vocal favourites for all ages. A togetherness-maker from start to finish for, as the title of the album suggests, when there's a bit of Glad around there's a lot of Love too.
I Want to be Happy is the opening number on this album. . . Friendship the last. So if these are your sentiments too - what are we waiting for!