Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Blue Diamonds National Service & In Uniform
They are back again. One of blogger's favourite duet and even better than The Everly Brothers, the two boys known as The Blue Diamonds (although one has passed on), can be heard marching along with these songs. And in uniform too, with the Choir of the Technical Troop, Grave and Orchestra of Conductor Jack Bulterman (image):
Old Soldiers Never Die, Pack Up Your Troubles, It's A Long Long Way To Tipperary, John Brown's Body, She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain, Marching Along Together (Fontana: 266 358 TF).
They were then in the army when these songs were recorded and, like Elvis Presley (GI Blues) and our own NS boys, had to serve their country (Holland). "They had a ball with their companions at arms, as their singing, backed by a choir of their friends, is a selection of marching songs and melodies popular with soldiers. You will recognise them all (sleeve notes)."
You will too, especially our Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and most uniformed personnel, professional or otherwise. You sure you have this vinyl? Quite rare I think. But these are really nice, old sing-a-longs. Any Blue Diamonds enthusiasts out there?
Image/Original Article: Andy Lim Collection.