maandag 24 april 2017

Vico Torriani - Du schwarzer Zigeuner (1953) (Telefunken AD 20039 mtx D 6085) (78rpm)

Vico Torriani (September 21, 1920 in Geneva as Ludovico Oxens Torriani – February 26, 1998 in Agno, Ticino) was a Swiss actor and Schlager singer.

Born in Geneva to a family of Lombard origin, Torriani grew up in St. Moritz where he trained as a cook and pastry chef, already making appearances as a singer. He later opened a restaurant in Basel and wrote cookbooks. Having won a talent competition in 1945, he toured several West European countries and in 1949 entered the Swiss charts, followed by his breakthrough in West Germany in 1951. The next year he gave his debut on Swiss television, later also on the German ARD broadcaster, where he hosted several TV shows with numerous guest stars.

Vico Torriani - Du schwarzer Zigeuner

zaterdag 22 april 2017

Clyde McCoy & His Orchestra - Sugar Blues (1935) (Decca 381 A mtx C 9763) (78rpm)

Clyde Lee McCoy (December 29, 1903 – June 11, 1990), was an American jazz trumpeter whose popularity spanned seven decades. He is best remembered for his theme song, "Sugar Blues", written by Clarence Williams and Lucy Fletcher, and well as the co-founder of Down Beat magazine in 1935. The song hit in 1931 and 1935, in Columbia and Decca versions, and returned to Billboard magazine's Country (Hillbilly) chart in 1941. It was also played with vocals, by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Fats Waller and Ella Fitzgerald.
Johnny Mercer had a vocal hit in 1947. McCoy was a member of one of the families of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, and was based at various times in Los Angeles, New York City, and at Chicago's Drake Hotel, where he first performed "Sugar Blues" in 1930. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard.

Clyde McCoy & His Orchestra - Sugar Blues (1935)

maandag 10 april 2017

George Formby - Do DE o do (1932) (Decca F. 3079 mtx GB.4616 A) (78rpm)

George Formby, OBE (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.
Born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was the son of George Formby Sr, from whom he later took his stage name. After an early career as a stable boy and jockey, Formby took to the music hall stage after the early death of his father in 1921. His early performances were taken exclusively from his father's act, including the same songs, jokes and characters.
In 1923 he made two career-changing decisions – he purchased a ukulele, and married Beryl Ingham, a fellow performer who became his manager and transformed his act. She insisted that he appear on stage formally dressed, and introduced the ukulele to his performance. He started his recording career in 1926 and, from 1934, he increasingly worked in film to develop into a major star by the late 1930s and 1940s, and became the UK's most popular entertainer during those decades.
George Formby - Do DE o do


vrijdag 7 april 2017

Helma & Selma & orkest Mathieu Niens - 'k Heb mooie tulpen (Aveva un Bavero) (1955) (Philips P17384 H mtx AA 17384.1 H) (78rpm)

Helma & Selma bestond aanvankelijk uit Helma Lambrechts en Zus Jansen uit Weert. Na vertrek van Zus had Helma verschillende zangpartners, onder wie Ans Valentijn, Ria Roda en de Vlaamse Jenny Buntinckx.
Helma & Selma & orkest Mathieu Niens - 'k Heb mooie tulpen (Aveva un Bavero)

zaterdag 1 april 2017

BBC Dance Orch. (Henry Hall) - The broken record (07 January 1936) (Columbia FB 1288 mtx CA 15524) (78rpm)

It was from Gleneagles that the BBC took Henry Hall in 1932 to succeed Jack Payne as band leader of the BBC Dance Orchestra. At 5.15pm each weekday, Hall's radio programme from Broadcasting House gathered a huge following across the nation. His signature tune was "It's Just the Time for Dancing", and he usually concluded with "Here's to the Next Time".
In 1932 he recorded the songs "Here Comes the Bogeyman" and "Teddy Bears' Picnic" with his BBC Orchestra, featuring singer Val Rosing on vocals. The latter song gained enormous popularity and sold over a million copies. In 1934 his popularity was confirmed when his orchestra topped the bill at the London Palladium.

He featured in the documentary BBC The Voice of Britain (1935), the source of the "This is Henry Hall speaking" clip much used in documentaries on this period.
In 1936 Henry Hall made his first feature film and in the same year he was guest conductor of the ship's orchestra on the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage.
In 1937 the BBC Dance Orchestra played at the opening of the Gaumont State Cinema in Kilburn. The same year Hall left the BBC to tour with his own band, which comprised many members of his BBC band. He toured the halls of Britain and Europe, and generated controversy by dropping songs by Jewish composers while playing in Berlin in February 1938.[2]
Hall's band was the first to appear on television.
BBC Dance Orch. (Henry Hall) - The broken record

Duo Korbijn, Duo de Jong, Kees Korbijn & Koor Wilton Feijenoord - R'dam Ahoy II (Philips P 17480 H AA 17480.2 H) (78rpm)

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Duo Korbijn, Duo de Jong, Kees Korbijn & Koor Wilton Feijenoord - R'dam Ahoy II

dinsdag 28 maart 2017

Billy Cotton & His Band - The man with the mandolin (30 September 1939) (REX 9645 mtx CP 770 B) (78rpm)

William Edward Cotton (6 May 1899 – 25 March 1969), better known as Billy Cotton, was an English band leader and entertainer, one of the few whose orchestras survived the British dance band era. Cotton is now mainly remembered as a 1950s and 1960s radio and television personality, but his musical career had begun in the 1920s. In his younger years Billy Cotton was also an amateur footballer for Brentford F.C. (and later, for the then Athenian league club Wimbledon), an accomplished racing driver and the owner of a Gipsy Moth, which he piloted himself. His autobiography entitled, I Did It My Way, was published in 1970, a year after his death.

Billy Cotton & His Band - The man with the mandolin