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David Read: Hot Stuff: Keyboards: David Readís Albums: September release: Added 24/11/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

I get a kick out of you / Mack the knife

2:10

48

48

6

X

2

Quickstep

Leaving on a jet plane

2:10

48

48

6

X

3

Foxtrot

Let it be

3:30

29

29

6

X

4

Foxtrot

Solitaire

3:30

29

29

6

X

5

M. Waltz

One moment in time

3:23

31

31

6

PP*

6

M. Waltz

God bless the outcasts

3:22

31

31

6

PP*

7

Rumba

Save the best for last

3:55

26

26

6

X

8

Rumba

Colours of the wind

3:56

26

26

6

P

9

Cha Cha

Hot stuff

3:12

32

32

6

PPP

10

Cha Cha

If I could talk to the animals

3:12

32

32

6

P

11

Tango

Itís a sin

3:12

32

32

6

PP

12

Tango

Tonight

3:13

32

32

6

P

13

Blues

High hopes

3:31

29

29

6

P

14

Blues

The beautiful briny sea

3:31

29

29

6

PP

15

Jive

Hit the road Jack

2:56

35

35

6

P

16

Jive

Da do run run

2:55

35

35

6

P

17

Swing

Pick yourself up

2:10

48

48

6

X

18

Swing

Side saddle

2:09

48

48

6

P

19

Saunter

You donít have to say you love me

3:39

28

28

6

P

20

Saunter

The clouds will soon roll by (V)

3:39

28

28

6

P

21

Foxtrot

Sailing

3:30

29

29

6

PPP

22

Foxtrot

When will I see you again

3:29

29

29

6

PP

Total Playing Time: 70 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí)

*PPPif volume levels are suitably adjusted

 

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David Read: Xmas Time: Keyboards: David Readís Albums: September 2014 release: Added 24/11/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Let it snow let it snow

2:09

48

48

6

PP

2

Quickstep

Rocking around the Xmas tree

2:09

48

48

6

PP

3

Foxtrot

White Christmas

3:32

29

29

6

P

4

Foxtrot

Infant holy

3:34

29

29

6

P

5

Rumba

Little donkey

3:56

26

26

6

P

6

Rumba

Last Christmas

3:54

26

26

6

P

7

Cha Cha

Good King Wenceslas

3:12

32

32

6

PP

8

Cha Cha

Maryís boy child

3:12

32

32

6

P

9

Tango

Ode to joy

3:12

32

32

6

X

10

Tango

Hark the herald angels sing

3:12

32

32

6

X

11

Saunter

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

3:42

28

28

6

PP

12

Saunter

Santa Claus is coming to town

3:42

28

28

6

P

13

M. Waltz

Once in royal Davidís City

3:21

31

31

6

P

14

M. Waltz

It came upon a midnight clear

3:21

31

31

6

P

15

Jive

All I want for Christmas

2:57

34

34

6

X

16

Jive

I wish it could be Xmas every day

2:58

35

34

6

X

17

V. Waltz

The zither carol

1:44

60

60

6

P

18

V. Waltz

Holly and the ivy / Silent night

1:44

60

60

6

P

19

Bonus

Xmas Mayfair Quickstep

3:25

-

-

-

-

Total Playing Time: 59 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí)

 

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David Read: Iíve Got Rhythm: Keyboards: David Readís Albums: June 2014 release: Added 14/09/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Lullaby of Broadway

2:07

48

48

6

P

2

Quickstep

Iíve got rhythm

2:08

48

48

6

P

3

Foxtrot

I wonít send roses

3:30

29

29

6

P

4

Foxtrot

Falling in love with you

3:30

29

29

6

PP

5

M. Waltz

A letter to daddy

3:20

31

31

6

PP

6

M. Waltz

On my own

3:18

31

31

6

PP

7

Rumba

The cannon suite

3:54

26

26

6

X

8

Rumba

A whole new world

3:56

26

26

6

X

9

Cha Cha

Every day

3:11

32

32

6

X

10

Cha Cha

Rasputin

3:12

32

32

6

PP

11

Tango

Food glorious food

3:10

32

32

6

X

12

Tango

Reviewing the situation

3:13

32

32

6

PP

13

Mambo

Brown girl in the ring

2:08

46

46

5+

P

14

Mambo

Itís a holi-holiday

2:10

46

46

6+

P

15

Saunter

Spread a little happiness

3:36

28

28

6

P

16

Saunter

Dream a little dream

3:35

28

28

5+

P

17

Swing

Cabaret / Good morning

2:08

48

48

6

P

18

Swing

12th Street rag

2:05

48

48

6

PP

19

Blues

One singular sensation

3:30

29

29

6

P

20

Blues

Singing in the rain

3:30

29

29

6

P

21

M. Waltz

Put you together again

3:20

31

31

6

P

22

M. Waltz

Hushabye mountain

3:18

31

31

6

P

Total Playing Time: 68 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí)

 

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David Read: Stepping Out: Keyboards: David Readís Albums: April2014 release: Added 24/08/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Stepping out

2:09

48

48

6

X*

2

Quickstep

Get happy

2:09

48

48

6

X*

3

Foxtrot

Thank you for the music

3:30

29

29

6

X**

4

Foxtrot

Unchained melody

3:29

29

29

6

P

5

M. Waltz

Somewhere out there

3:22

31

31

6

PP

6

M. Waltz

Betty Grable

3:20

31

31

6

X

7

Rumba

Perfect day

3:55

26

26

6

PP

8

Rumba

Only you

3:55

26

26

6

P

9

Cha Cha

I will survive

3:12

32

32

6

P**

10

Cha Cha

YMCA

3:11

32

32

6

X***

11

Tango

I am what I am

3:11

32

32

6

X**

12

Tango

The world in union

3:11

32

32

6

P

13

Saunter

Weíre a couple of swells

3:39

28

28

6

P

14

Saunter

I have a dream

3:38

28

28

6

P

15

Jive

Waterloo

3:24****

36

36

6

X

16

Jive

Chattanooga choo choo

3:26****

36

36

6

P

17

V. Swing

My favourite things

1:45

60

60

6

X

18

V. Swing

Que sera sera

1:42

60

60

6

P

19

Swing

Country roads

2:09

48

48

6

X

20

Swing

When Iím with my baby

2:09

48

48

6

X

21

M. Waltz

Bethena

3:21

31

31

6

X*****

22

M. Waltz

Antichi ricordi

3:21

31

31

6

PP

Total Playing Time: 67 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí)

*††††††††† Increasing sound levels throughout track

**††††††† Relative sound levels in last third of track too high

***††††† Spoiled by ending

****††† Actual times 2:51 and 2:54, respectively

*****Relative sound levels in last two thirds of track too high

 

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David Read: I Do Want To Dance: Keyboards: David Readís Albums: June 2013 release: Added 20/08/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

The continental

2:09

48

48

6

X

2

Quickstep

Bring me sunshine

2:08

48

48

6

X

3

Foxtrot

Misty

3:31

29

29

6

X

4

Foxtrot

Just the way you look tonight

3:31

29

29

6

X

5

M Waltz

Weekend in New England

3:24

30

30

6

P

6

M. Waltz

All I ask of you

3:26

30

30

6

P

7

Rumba

You raise me up

3:53

26

26

6

X

8

Rumba

The rose

3:54

26

26

6

X

9

Tango

Angelo

3:11

32

32

6

P

10

Tango

Rondo alla Turk

3:11

32

32

6

X*

11

Cha Cha

Is this the way to Amarillo

3:11

32

32

6

X

12

Cha Cha

Franki Valli medley

3:11

32

32

6

P

13

Blues

Australian medley

3:30

29

29

6

P

14

Blues

Matchstalk men & cats & dogs

3:29

29

29

6

P

15

Jive

Sweet 16

2:40

36

38

6

P

16

Jive

I do I do I do

2:40

36

38

6

P

17

Saunter

The glory of love

3:37

28

28

6

P

18

Saunter

Iíd do anything / Truly scrumptious

3:36

28

28

6

P

19

Swing

Alexanders ragtime band

2:08

48

48

6

P

20

Swing

Come follow the band

2:09

48

48

6

PP

21

M. Waltz

Music of the night

3:26

30

30

6

PP

22

M. Waltz

I still call Australia home

3:27

30

30

6

X**

23

Rumba

Beauty and the beast

3:55

26

26

6

X

24

Rumba

I know him so well

3:56

26

26

6

P

Total Playing Time: 77 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí)

*††† Beautifully played rondo but not suitable for a tango

**Sound level much too high in last third of track

 

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David Read: Footloose And Fancy Free: Keyboards: David Readís Albums: November 2013 release: Added 17/08/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

No strings

2:08

48

48

6

X

2

Quickstep

Top of the world / Country roads

2:10

48

48

6

X

3

Foxtrot

Nobody does it better

3:32

29

29

6

X

4

Foxtrot

Stormy weather

3:28

29

29

6

P

5

M Waltz

Over the rainbow

3:18

31

31

6

PP

6

M. Waltz

Annies song

3:17

31

31

6

X*

7

Rumba

Lately

3:54

26

26

6

X

8

Rumba

The wind beneath my wings

3:54

26

26

6

P

9

Cha Cha

The edge of glory

3:12

32

32

6

P

10

Cha Cha

Thereís a kind of hush

3:11

32

32

6

P

11

Tango

Besame mucho

3:10

32

32

6

PP

12

Tango

Super trooper

3:09

32

32

6

X

13

Blues

Youíve got a friend in me

3:30

29

29

6

P

14

Blues

Singing in the rain / Raining in my heart

3:29

29

29

6

P

15

Samba

Love is in the air

3:53

50

52

12

PPX

16

Samba

Tico tico

3:53

50

52

12

PPX

17

M. Waltz

3 times a lady

3:18

31

31

6

P

18

M. Waltz

Moulin Rouge theme

3:16

31

31

6

X**

19

Bossa

Itís not unusual

2:36

38

39

6

X

20

Mambo

Underneath the mango tree

2:09

46

48

6

X

21

Swing

Diamonds are a girlís best friend

2:08

48

51

6

P

22

Swing

Fat Samís grand Sam

2:08

48

48

6

X

23

Tango

Eye of the tiger

3:19

31

31

6

PP

24

Mayfair

The Balmoral

2:30

n/a

32/64

4Ĺ/9

P

Total Playing Time: 75 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí) X (non-standard introduction)

*†††† Beautifully played, worthy of PP except for division into three distinct sound levels

**††† Spoiled by last few bars

 

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David Read: Iím In Heaven: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 125) Added 12/12/06

Track

Dance

Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Cheek to cheek / They all laughed

2:09

48

48

6

P

2

Quickstep

42nd street / Weíre in the money

2:09

48

48

6

PP

3

Foxtrot

When I fall in love

3:29

29

29

6

P

4

Foxtrot

Over the rainbow

3:29

29

29

6

X

5

M. Waltz

Reach out and touch / You light up my life

3:24

30

30

6

XX

6

M. Waltz

Close every door to me

3:25

30

30

6

PPP

7

Tango

I could have danced all night

3:12

32

30

6

P

8

Tango

Who will buy

3:07

32

30

6

P

9

Rumba

Can you feel the love tonight

3:56

26

26

6

XX

10

Rumba

Iíve never been to me

3:56

26

26

6

XX

11

Cha Cha

If I were a rich man

3:10

32

32

6

P

12

Cha Cha

Eye level

3:10

32

32

6

PP

13

Blues

Wizard of Oz medley

3:33

29

29

6

P

14

Blues

Beatles medley

3:33

29

29

6

P

15

Swing

Who wants to be a millionaire

2:08

48

48

6

P

16

Swing

Glen Miller medley

2:08

48

48

6

P

17

Salsa

Ob la di ob la da

2:56

36

32

5+

PP

18

Salsa

Music box dancer

2:39

36

32

5

XX

19

Bossa Nova

Blame it on the bossa nova

2:35

40

40

6

P

20

Bossa Nova

Sometimes when we touch

2:43

36

38

6

XX

21

Caribbean Calypso

Dance the night away

2:51

36

36

6

PP

22

Caribbean Calypso

Hello Mary Lou

2:50

36

36

6

PP

23

In Line Cha Cha

Sway

3:10

32

32

6

P

24

In Line Cha Cha

Donít stop moviní

3:11

32

32

6

PP

Total Playing Time: 68 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (uninspiring) X (non-standard introduction)

 

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David Read: Keep Young And Beautiful: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 118) Added 17/03/09

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Keep young and beautiful

2:09

48

48

6

PP

2

Quickstep

Putting on the Ritz

2:09

48

48

6

PP

3

Foxtrot

Ainít misbehaviní

3:28

29

29

6

PP

4

Foxtrot

Lullaby of Broadway

3:28

29

29

6

P

5

M. Waltz

Sunrise sunset

3:24

30

30

6

PP

6

M. Waltz

I dreamed a dream

3:24

30

30

6

PP

7

Tango

Habanera (Carmen)

3:08

32

32

6

PP

8

Tango

Winner takes it all

3:08

32

32

6

P

9

Rumba

The last farewell

3:53

26

26

6

X

10

Rumba

Words

3:54

26

26

6

X

11

Cha Cha

Flashdance

3:11

31

32

6

X*

12

Cha Cha

Sunny

3:11

31

32

6

PP

13

Swing

Walk in the Black Forest

2:07

48

48

6

P

14

Swing

Mac and Mabel / Barnham

2:08

48

48

6

P

15

Blues

Summer holiday

3:27

29

29

6

P

16

Blues

When Iím sixty four

3:27

29

29

6

P

17

Jive

Under the moon of love

2:50

36

36

6

P

18

Jive

My guy

2:49

36

36

6

P

19

Rumba

Just when I needed you most

3:51

26

26

6

X**

20

Rumba

Born free / Black beauty

3:54

26

26

6

PP

21

V Waltz

Upstairs downstairs

1:43

60

60

6

P

22

V Waltz

Mapp and Lucia

1:43

60

60

6

X

23

Salsa

Pizziricco

2:38

38

39

6

P

24

Salsa

Mah na mah na

2:43

38

38

6

X

Total Playing Time: 72 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí)

*††† Good music but the Cha Cha rhythm is ill-defined

**Good music spoiled by final sequence

 

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David Read: Letís Do It: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 116): Added 08/10/12

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Dames

2:07

48

49

6

P

2

Quickstep

Hello Dolly / Say has anyone seen my sweet Gypsy Rose

2:06

48

49

6

P

3

Foxtrot

Blue moon / Fly me to the moon

3:31

29

29

6

P

4

Foxtrot

Chanson díamour

3:29

29

29

6

P

5

M. Waltz

Last of the summer wine

3:24

30

30

6

P

6

M. Waltz

Feed the birds

3:27

30

30

6

PP

7

Tango

Hernandos hideaway / New fangled tango

3:11

32

32

6

P

8

Tango

Donít cry for me Argentina

3:07

32

32

8

P

9

Rumba

Together we are beautiful

3:54

26

26

6

P

10

Rumba

Canít take my eyes off you

3:53

26

26

6

PX

11

Cha Cha

Those were the days

3:11

32

32

6

P

12

Cha Cha

Money money money

3:11

32

32

6

PP

13

Jive

Drifters medley

2:50

36

36

6

P

14

Jive

Reach

2:49

36

36

6

X

15

Saunter

Isnít this a lovely day

3:41

28

28

6

X

16

Saunter

Letís call the whole thing off

3:37

28

28

6

X

17

Swing

Letís do it

2:04

48

49

6

X

18

Swing

All my loving

2:05

48

49

6

X

19

V. Waltz

Strauss medley

1:43

60

60

6

X

20

V. Waltz

Oom pah pah / Letís go fly a kite / I feel pretty

1:43

60

60

6

X

21

Lilac Waltz

Promenade waltz

2:46

45

45

7

P

22

Party Samba

Copacabana

3:58

50

50

12

X

Total Playing Time: 68 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí) X (non-standard introduction)

 

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David Read: Christmas Cavalcade: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 031): Added 17/07/12

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Jingle bells

2:09

48

48

6

P

2

Quickstep

Santa Claus is coming to town

2:09

48

48

6

P

3

Foxtrot

Winter wonderland

3:30

29

30

6

P

4

Foxtrot

White Christmas

3:30

29

30

6

P

5

Rumba

Maryís boy child

3:55

26

27

6

P

6

Rumba

The snowman

3:55

26

27

6

P

7

Cha Cha

Deck the halls / Once in royal Davidís city

3:10

32

32

6

P

8

Cha Cha

Hark the herald angels sing / Oh come all ye faithful

3:10

32

32

6

P

9

M. Waltz

When a child is born

3:24

30

30

6

PX

10

M. Waltz

Oh little town of Bethlehem

3:28

30

30

6

P

11

Quickstep

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

2:08

48

48

6

X

12

Quickstep

In dulci jubilo

2:09

48

48

6

P

13

Jive

Jingle bell rock

2:49

36

34

6

P

14

Jive

Good King Wenceslas / We wish you a merry Christmas

2:50

36

34

6

P

15

Tango

Little drummer boy

3:11

32

32

6

P

16

Saunter

The holly & the ivy

3:34

28

28

6

P

17

Popular

Angels from the realms of glory

3:10

-

-

-

-

18

Popular

Christmas rapper

3:18

-

-

-

-

19

Popular

Away in a manger

2:51

-

-

-

-

20

Popular

Ding dong merrily on high

3:24

-

-

-

-

Total Playing Time: 63 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (Ďuninspiringí) X (non-standard introduction)

 

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