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Liz Damon's Orient Express -- Liz Damon's Orient Express (1970)

Liz Damon's Orient Express -- Liz Damon's Orient Express (1970)


Liz Damon's Orient Express was a 1970s band from Hawaii, featuring lead singer Liz Damon, two female backup singers and a rotating backup band. The name apparently derived from the original backup band being entirely Asian. Their only song to make the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 was "1900 Yesterday", which made it to #33 on the U.S. and #15 on the Canadian charts in early 1971. Most impressively, it peaked at #4 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey.

Liz Damon's Orient Express -- Liz Damon's Orient Express (1970)

The band was the house band at the Garden Bar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for 18 months and recorded its first album, At the Garden Bar, Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1970. Originally released on Makaha Records, it was then picked up by White Whale Records, who released it as an eponymous album and also released "1900 Yesterday" as a single.

Liz Damon's Orient Express released Burt Bacharach's "Loneliness Remembers (What Happiness Forgets)" for the Anthem label in late 1971, and it became their second and last US chart single, and the only charted version of that song, which was originally recorded by Dionne Warwick.

The group released three more albums during the 1970s consisting mostly of covers. In 1979, the group released a comedy album. During the late 1970s, the band moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they performed until their breakup in the mid-1980s.

Only Liz Damon's Orient Express is available in print today, although "1900 Yesterday" appears on some compilations of 1970s mellow music

Currently, the band has reformed and is on the "Liz Damon and the Orient Express" Facebook page.



Liz Damon's Orient Express 1971

1.1900 Yesterday 2:57
2.Something 2:42
3.But For  Love3:38
4.You Make Me Feel Like Someone 3:13
5.Bring Me Sunshine 2:23
6.You're Falling In Love 2:52
7.Everything Is Beautiful3:30
8.That Same Old Feeling 3:35
9.Close To You 3:23
10.Let It Be 3:29


Liz Damon's Orient Express -- Liz Damon's Orient Express (1970)



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15 Comments on Old Melodies ...: Liz Damon's Orient Express -- Liz Damon's Orient Express (1970)

  • antony j
    on July 14, 2018 | 13:15 antony jsaid :
    "how excellent! Ta - I've loved '1900 Yesterday' for years - always wanted to hear more from her"
  • TUNEDEX
    on July 14, 2018 | 15:37 TUNEDEXsaid :
    "Is there a connection between this group and Anita Kerr?"
  • Sip the Light Umbongo
    on July 14, 2018 | 16:27 Sip the Light Umbongosaid :
    "Thank you for sharing an easy listening classic "
  • Unknown
    on July 19, 2018 | 10:48 Unknownsaid :
    "Great find. New to me. Thanks. Mike."
  • Unknown
    on July 19, 2018 | 10:48 Unknownsaid :
    "Great find. New to me. Thanks. Mike."
  • mrRadio
    on July 20, 2018 | 06:50 mrRadiosaid :
    "So surprised and ecstatic to see this!
    Kinda like finding a long-lost friend.
    Thank you Thank you."
  • mrRadio
    on July 22, 2018 | 07:24 mrRadiosaid :
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  • mrRadio
    on July 22, 2018 | 07:35 mrRadiosaid :
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  • mrRadio
    on July 22, 2018 | 09:57 mrRadiosaid :
    "What's really great about this post is that it also contains Side 1 of their 4th and final music album as a bonus! The bit rate is only 192 but I think the sound to be very good. The musical content is consistently great throughout! Does anyone out there have the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th albums? My thanks again to D&J."
  • David
    on October 30, 2021 | 14:27 Davidsaid :
    "Would it be possible to re-post this share and hopefully more of this wonderful singer."
  • Dusty
    on October 30, 2021 | 16:47 Dustysaid :
    "Liz Damon and the Orient Express LP 2 Try A Little Tenderness

    https://mega.nz/file/9BxGCQoR#nF0zU-3aa8ZGN5tpD0nLY4EsCUdEbGb5DsdG-t3L31A"
  • D&J
    on October 30, 2021 | 17:06 D&Jsaid :
    "!!! Thank you Dusty !!!"
  • David
    on October 31, 2021 | 01:10 Davidsaid :
    "many thanks"
  • David
    on October 31, 2021 | 15:47 Davidsaid :
    "This comment has been removed by the author."
  • David
    on October 31, 2021 | 16:14 Davidsaid :
    "https://www.mediafire.com/file/co6tto9v00j2ngb/Liz_Damon%2527s_orient_express.zip/file"
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