Thursday, September 22, 2022

K Tells Vol. 30

K Tells Vol. 30

Super Duper Deluxe Going Out with a Bang Edition!

A message to all loyal Butterboy blog visitors.

I've decided to take a break from the K-tells series for a while, mainly because I've run out of compilations compiled to date. 

With today’s post it will mark 90 albums posted over the past 30 weeks. A great number of these albums have never appeared on the internet before, so true exclusives to this blog. I need another year or so to compile the next batch that will hopefully run for about the same amount of time.  I hope you have all enjoyed the selections posted so far, particularly in such high quality, and a HUGE thank you to BB for accepting my contributions and for all his time and effort in helping to make these available.

The three albums posted today are really like a greatest hits of K-tel. All double albums, so you're actually getting six CDs worth of classic 60's/70's smashes as a big send off until normal service is resumed!

So, until next time… that's all folks!

K.

VA - 40 Supergreats - 40 Top Ten Hits (K-tel NE 708 UK) (2021 Remaster) (2CD) (1975)      40 Supergreats - 40 Top Ten Hits was originally released as a double album by K-tel in the UK in 1975. Compiled as always using the very latest and highest quality digital remasters for superior sound quality and enjoyment. Featuring all original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard-to-find tracks, some of which have never appeared on a K-tel compilation before or since.

VA - 44 Superstars - 44 Original Hits - 44 Original Stars (K-tel NE 939 UK) (2021 Remaster) (2CD) (1976)        44 Superstars - 44 Original Hits - 44 Original Stars was released as a double album by K-tel in the UK in 1976.  Compiled as always using the very latest and highest quality digital remasters for superior sound quality and enjoyment.  Featuring all original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard-to-find tracks, some of which have never appeared on a K-tel compilation before or since.

VA - 40 Number 1 Hits - 40 Great Hits by the Original Artists (K-tel NE 1008 UK) (2021 Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1977)        40 Number 1 Hits - 40 Great Hits by the Original Artists was released by K-tel in the UK in 1977. Advertised as '40 Number 1 Hits', I've always found it strange that Stephanie de Sykes' "Born with a Smile on My Face" never actually made it to #1 in the UK or any other country in the world. She had her first hit in 1974 with the Roger Holman penned "Born with a Smile on My Face" which reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number 19 in Australia.   This 2021 remastered expanded edition now includes an additional 5 bonus tracks all reaching #1 in the UK before the original album release date of 1977.

Disc 1 has a new running time of 79:19

Disc 2 has a new running time of 78:26


Enjoy!

K

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Track lists

VA - 40 Supergreats - 40 Top Ten Hits (K-tel NE 708 UK) (2021 Remaster) (2CD) (1975)

CD1

01 The Hues Corporation Rock the Boat 3:08

02 The Tymes Ms Grace 3:26

03 Ken Boothe Everything I Own 3:44

04 Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 3:26

05 Pilot January 3:31

06 George McCrae Rock Your Baby (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:19

07 Alice Cooper School's Out (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 3:31

08 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 3:16

09 Gary Glitter I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!) 3:28

10 The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love 3:31

11 Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:32

12 Sweet Sensation Sad Sweet Dreamer 3:22

13 Bay City Rollers All of Me Loves All of You 3:06

14 Stephanie de Sykes with Rain Born With a Smile on My Face 3:14

15 KC and the Sunshine Band Queen of Clubs (Original 1974 7" Single Edit) 3:03

16 Johnny Bristol Hang On in There Baby 3:25

17 Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 2:59

18 Sweet Fox on the Run (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:22

19 Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind 2:38

20 Kenny The Bump 2:34


CD2

01 Wizzard See My Baby Jive 4:58

02 Mud Oh Boy 2:53

03 Suzi Quatro Devil Gate Drive 3:47

04 Golden Earring Radar Love (Original UK 1973 7" Single Edit) 3:43

05 Faces Pool Hall Richard 4:26

06 Nazareth Bad Bad Boy 3:58

07 Cockney Rebel Mr. Soft 3:19

08 Stealers Wheel Stuck in the Middle with You 3:24

09 The Who Join Together 4:22

10 Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes Get Dancin', Pt. 1 (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:56

11 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree 3:24

12 Guys 'n' Dolls There's a Whole Lot of Loving 3:14

13 Peter Shelley Love Me, Love My Dog 3:46

14 Roger Daltrey Giving It All Away 3:28

15 The Drifters Down on the Beach Tonight 3:03

16 John Holt Help Me Make It Through the Night 3:05

17 Susan Cadogan Hurt So Good (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:05

18 Hot Chocolate Emma 3:50

19 Gladys Knight and the Pips The Way We Were / Try to Remember 4:33

20 Elton John Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) 4:42


VA - 44 Superstars - 44 Original Hits - 44 Original Stars (K-tel NE 939 UK) (2021 Remaster) (2CD) (1976) 

CD1

01 Mud Tiger Feet 3:50

02 David Essex Gonna Make You a Star 3:38

03 Suzi Quatro Can the Can 3:36

04 Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love 3:11

05 Alvin Stardust Good Love Can Never Die (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 2:31

06 (Tony) Kenny Heart of Stone 2:58

07 Slik Forever and Ever 3:37

08 Hello Tell Him 3:07

09 The Glitter Band People Like You and People Like Me 2:59

10 The Javells feat. Nosmo King Goodbye Nothing to Say 2:45

11 The Kiki Dee Band I've Got the Music in Me (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:44

12 Bay City Rollers Bye Bye Baby 2:49

13 The Arrows Touch Too Much 2:59

14 Hank Mizell Jungle Rock 2:45

15 Barry Blue Hot Shot 2:54

16 Showaddywaddy Three Steps to Heaven 2:57

17 Adrian Baker Sherry 2:37

18 Guys 'n' Dolls You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 2:51

19 Johnny Nash Tears on My Pillow 3:15

20 David Cassidy Could It Be Forever 2:19

21 Lynsey de Paul My Man and Me 3:53

22 Dolly Parton Jolene 2:37


CD2

01 Whole Lotta Love C.C.S. 3:29

02 Argent Hold Your Head Up (Original 1972 7" Single Edit) 3:17

03 Colin Blunstone Say You Don't Mind 3:18

04 The 5th Dimension Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) (from 'Hair') (Original 1969 7" Single Edit) 3:53

05 The Walker Brothers No Regrets 5:41

06 Barry Manilow Mandy (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:18

07 Peter Shelley Gee Baby 2:55

08 Sheer Elegance Life Is Too Short Girl 4:05

09 Dawn Knock Three Times 2:58

10 Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses for Me 3:03

11 Elton John Crocodile Rock 3:56

12 Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 4:02

13 Silver Convention Save Me 4:16

14 The Chequers Rock On Brother 3:34

15 The Drifters Hello Happiness (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:01

16 The Biddu Orchestra Summer of '42 (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:10

17 Paul Davidson Midnight Rider 3:16

18 The Trammps Hold Back the Night (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:15

19 Pluto Shervington Dat 3:51

20 Crispy & Co. Get It Together 1:57

21 Susan Cadogan Love Me Baby 3:49

22 Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts Without You (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:00


VA - 40 Number 1 Hits - 40 Great Hits by the Original Artists (K-tel NE 1008 UK) (2021 Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1977)

CD1

01 The Three Degrees When Will I See You Again 3:00

02 David Essex Gonna Make You a Star 3:38

03 Johnny Nash Tears on My Pillow 3:15

04 Paper Lace Billy, Don't Be a Hero (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 4:05

05 Suzi Quatro Devil Gate Drive 3:47

06 Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind 2:41

07 Showaddywaddy Under the Moon of Love 3:11

08 Gary Glitter I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!) 3:28

09 The Equals Baby Come Back 2:39

10 Mud Tiger Feet 3:50

11 The Real Thing You to Me Are Everything (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:30

12 Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:32

13 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 3:16

14 Slik Forever and Ever 3:37

15 Suzi Quatro Can the Can 3:36

16 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree 3:24

17 Stephanie de Sykes with Rain Born With a Smile on My Face 3:14

18 Sweet Sensation Sad Sweet Dreamer 3:22

19 Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? 4:44

20 David Soul Don't Give Up on Us 3:36

21 ABBA Dancing Queen (Bonus Track) 3:53

22 10cc I'm Not in Love (Original 1975 UK 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 6:00


CD2

01 Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) 2:50

02 Mungo Jerry Baby Jump 4:06

03 Chris Farlowe Out of Time (Original 1966 Immediate Records 7" Mono Single Version) 3:34

04 The Honeycombs Have I the Right 2:56

05 Long John Baldry Let the Heartaches Begin 3:12

06 The Troggs With a Girl Like You 2:09

07 The Monkees I'm a Believer (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:52

08 The Foundations Baby Now That I've Found You 2:35

09 The Tremeloes Silence Is Golden 3:07

10 The Searchers Needles and Pins (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:13

11 Bay City Rollers Bye Bye Baby 2:49

12 Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 3:26

13 Dawn Knock Three Times 2:58

14 Mud Oh Boy 2:53

15 David Cassidy Daydreamer 2:48

16 Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days 5:09

17 Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses for Me 3:03

18 Ken Boothe Everything I Own (Original 1974 UK 7" Single Version) 3:44

19 J. J. Barrie No Charge 3:45

20 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime (Original 1970 Dawn 7" Single Version) 3:32

21 Slade Cum On Feel the Noize (Bonus Track) 4:24

22 T. Rex Get It On (Bonus Track) 4:25

23 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody (Bonus Track) 5:56

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Let me be the first to thank K.

K, 
Thank you for everything you've shared with us. The memories you've brought has given great enjoyment to many. We are enriched for it, and the poorer for your present sunset.  I am sure when I say I look forward to future releases from you it applies to all BB readers. The quality and content have been outstanding. Please don't be a stranger! Till then, friend... BB

26 comments:

  1. Its been a great effort.........."Get It On"..............................

    Thank You so much.

    Still September = Marc Month

    Cheers
    Stephen

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    1. Thanks, Stehen.
      Hope you have enjoyed them.
      Cheers.

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    2. *NOTE - On 44 Superstars - C.C.S. is the name of the artist (Not - "Whole Lotta Love")

      The whole "K" Series/Posts have been wonderful......
      I am amazed as to how many of these tunes I have in my (physical) collection!
      Many original singles (both 7''& 12").

      It would be (really) great to have FLAC Files!!!!!!?

      A suggestion for further posts by "K".....why not put something up every month or so to give some time to the compilation process? Rather than make us all wait a year!

      Thank You once again
      Stay safe
      Cheers
      Stephen


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  2. Thank You K and BB for a fantastic series, it will keep me very happy over the winter months.

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  3. I can't say I'm not a little sad to hear that these are the last of them (for awhile), because I will miss looking for them to appear. I am very grateful to your hard work compiling these. I love every one of them. Thanks, K and thanks, BB for hosting them. Great walk through of my start in collecting records and great updates on them all!

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  4. K, thankyou from the bottom of my heart for your astonishing contributions. You have taken us on journeys and made life all the sweeter for it. Good luck in all your future endeavours and may your turntable keep on spinning (thanks as ever to our host with the most, the extraordinary Chico di Manteca himself, Sir BB).

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    1. Thank you, harry the dog.
      Well summed up and appreciated.
      Cheers
      PS. Chico - Manteca https://youtu.be/KwILIXIC3EU

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  5. Thank you very much for this great series, it is much appreciated. I'm looking forward to the next set
    Steve

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  6. Hi Aussie,
    Have fun with these.
    Cheers.

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  7. I too want to thank you for these, these are so much fun! My wife and I listen to these often (and laugh). Your efforts are very much appreciated.

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  8. thanks bb these are really so nice to have thanks for sharing

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  9. Thank you for your hard work sharing this series It has certainly brought some memories back to me

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  10. K
    Thank you for the devotion and kindness you have shown us. It will take a while to get to listen to all the new things you have brought me. Enjoy your gap-year. See you soon, "the days are long and the years are short".
    Hi BB.

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  11. Thank you K, it's been quite an adventure for me.

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  12. This series has been so much fun, full of great memories and songs I'd been missing. THANK YOU. Always leave 'em wanting more, K!

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  13. I had no idea the length and breadth of the K-Tell record issues. Thanks for all your superb scholarship and hard work, K! Thanks for being you, BB!

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  14. The end of a short but incredible era. Thank you K and BB for reviving some amazing childhood memories with these compilations. Fantastic stuff, and I'm most grateful. Best SPx

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  15. A truly excellent effort in collating so many of K-Tels compilations. Many thanks for pulling them together and given there are many hundreds more K-Tel compilations out there and they were still releasing new ones five years ago (they seem to have turned to individual artists since) a sequel or indeed many sequels to your series would no doubt be most welcome....Here's hoping....

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  16. Thank you for your efforts in recompiling these discs. I purchased many of the original LPs, though was dissatisfied with their sound/compression/track length. You have rectified that! Have a good break!
    Cheers,
    Mike M

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  17. Thanks K for all of the hard work that you put into these comps! Thanks to BB for the great site!

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  18. Thanks K and BB, i'm sure season 2 will be a hit!

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  19. Let me add my sincere Thank You for this wonderful collection of memories. Looking forward to the next set.

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