Sunday, April 06, 2008

Danny Bonaduce (1973)

Hey there! Sorry for my absence these last couple of weeks - been busy with my job and with my class at church (had a take-home final exam and a final project to do - geez!). Still getting settled in my new house - bought a new bedroom set from Eurway and assembled it myself!

Anyway, I was looking through my albums trying to decide which one to post today and decided on Danny Bonaduce's self-titled album from 1973 - back in his hey-day when he was on "The Partridge Family". I always found Danny (as Danny Partridge) very annoying and never understood his appeal. I like him better as an adult, even if he is quite obnoxious. Maybe it's because of his reality show "Breaking Bonaduce" - I don't know. Well, back to this album... I bought this on eBay several years ago but I only just listened to it while I was recording it for this blog. It wasn't as bad as I had thought! In fact, I rather liked it! I had only heard his version of "The 59th Street Bridge Song" once, when he appeared on a musical variety special that aired on a Saturday morning. I'm thinking it was maybe a Sid and Marty Krofft production, but I don't remember any of the usual characters on it. All I remember is Danny being on it, singing (or rather, lip-synching) the song, and this other guy doing sound effects to the song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix". If this rings any bells for anyone out there, PLEASE let me know what that show was! If it's available on video, I would love a copy! So, here's Danny Bonaduce singing his little heart out (or at least, trying to) back in 1973 - enjoy!

Track listing for Danny Bonaduce:

Side 1:
1. I'll Be Your Magician
2. Save a Little Piece for Me
3. Turn-Down Day
4. Blueberry You
5. You're Old Enough to Fall in Love
6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

Side 2:
1. Dreamland
2. A New Kind of Me
3. Colors of Love
4. Fortune Lady
5. All the Time in the World

BTW, I'm thinking of buying one of those turntables that you can connect directly to the computer with a USB cable. I've seen some ION turntables on Amazon. Can anybody tell me anything about them - whether they're great, okay, or trash? I want to get something like that so that I can return my receiver and turntable back to the stereo cabinet with the rest of my stereo components and listen to records through real speakers (not just the computer speakers). Oh, and here are my two little assistants helping me record an album!

Starbuck listens for skips, clicks, and pops on a record. He has excellent hearing.

Snickerdoodle supervises the recording software from her favorite spot. (Notice my Mr.Spock mousepad and Enterprise note holder?)


Sleazegrinder said...

Hi Esther!
I just wanted to say that I have an Ion USB turntable, and it's great! Awesome sound and ripping vinyl is a breeze.

Thanks for all the great music!

Larry said...

The Ion is an excellent choice. It is easy to hook up, has easy to follow directions, and you'll be using it in about one hour after hooking it up to the computer.

I think the sound quality is fine. I use it for basics, I don't get into sound quality issues, although the program provided will help you out with that if that's what you want.

However, one word of caution--I have mine hooked up to a PC. If you need to hook it up to a Mac, it is much more involved. It can be done, but it is a little confusing.

Larry L.

Unknown said...

Hi Esther,
I am glad to see the cats. They look so nice. Very relaxed too.
I wish you much happiness in your home.

Esther said...

Ken and Larry,
Thanks for your feedback on the ION turntable. I'll be ordering mine tonight!

It's always great hearing from you!