donderdag 19 januari 2017

Jan Verbraeken & Metropolis Amusements Ensemble olv Marcel Hellemans - Mijn moeder was een Wenerin (1952) (Columbia DCB 1050 mtx CLB 2114) (78rpm)

Jan Verbraeken (Antwerpen, 20 maart 1923 - Turnhout, 24 september 1983) was een Belgisch zanger. Naast Will Tura, die de "Keizer van het Vlaamse Lied" wordt genoemd, was Jan Verbraeken de "Prins van het Vlaamse lied". Naast Bobbejaan Schoepen is hij een van de Belgische schlagerzangers van de jaren vijftig.
Verbraeken werd geboren in Antwerpen als zoon van Gustaaf en Maria Nieman. Jan was de nonkel van Carl Verbraeken en hij was de broer van schrijfster Irène Van Kerckhoven-Verbraeken. Hij komt uit een gezin van 10 kinderen.
In 1948 huwde hij met Maria Wilryckx en ruilde hij Antwerpen in voor Borgerhout, later verhuisde hij nog naar Lanaken, waar hij een tijdje zou wonen. Later vertrok hij ook uit Lanaken en ging op de markt van Turnhout een café uitbaten.

Jan Verbraeken & Metropolis Amusements Ensemble olv Marcel Hellemans - Mijn moeder was een Wenerin (1952)


maandag 9 januari 2017

Ray Martin & His Concert Orchestra - The carousel waltz (1956) (Columbia DB 3771 mtx CA 23593) (78rpm)

Ray Martin (Raymond Stuart Martin; born Kurt Kohn and later anglicised his name) (11 October 1918 - 7 February 1988) was a British-Austrian orchestra leader. He was noted for his light music compositions. Allmusic journalist, Bradley Torreano stated "Ray Martin created a legacy for himself in British popular music through his work with his orchestra during the 1950s.
His regular appearances on radio and television kept him in the public spotlight, while his position at EMI Records made him an influential producer at the label. His use of pseudonyms has blurred the path of his career through the years, making his many contributions even harder to keep track of. But his original compositions are what really made him popular; tracks like "Marching Strings" have become stables of many public and city bands and orchestras since their release".
Ray Martin & His Concert Orchestra - The carousel waltz




 




 

dinsdag 27 december 2016

Jack Hylton Orch & Sam Brown - Changing of the guard (1931) (HMV B 6071 mtx 30_7326 B) (78rpm)

Jack Hylton (2 July 1892 – 29 January 1965) was an English band leader and impresario who rose to prominence during the British dance band era.
Hylton became a respected band leader with a busy schedule. Even though he was not professionally trained for business, he brought his band to success at a time when the Great Depression hit hard. With his entrepreneurial skills, he managed to sell almost four million records in 1929 according to the Daily Herald of 7 June 1930.
His good reputation allowed him to make contacts with famous jazz artists of time, hence the reason he was credited for bringing Duke Ellington to Britain in 1933. This overall success allowed Jack Hylton's band not only to entertain people in Britain, but also abroad. The band frequently had what were called 'continental tours' which made it famous in various places in Europe, especially in France. He became a director and major shareholder of the new Decca record label. His band developed into an orchestra and toured America and Europe into the 1940s, when it disbanded due to the Second World War.
Jack Hylton Orch & Sam Brown - Changing of the guard

zaterdag 17 december 2016

Gracie Fields - I took my harp to a party (1933) (Regal Zonophone MR 2237 mtx OB.5153) (78rpm)

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English actress, singer and comedian and star of both cinema and music hall. She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy. Fields was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for "services to entertainment" in 1938, and in 1979, seven months before her death, she was invested a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II.

Gracie Fields - I took my harp to a party

vrijdag 16 december 2016

Spike Jones & His City Slickers - All I want for Christmas (is my two front teeth) (1949) (Rca Victor 20 3177 A) (78rpm)

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs.
 

Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, and outlandish vocals. From the early 1940s to the mid 1950s, his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and his City Slickers and toured the United States and Canada under the title The Musical Depreciation Revue.

 
Spike Jones & His City Slickers - All I want for Christmas (is my two front teeth)


 
 

Selvera's & Orkest Eddie de Jong - Kerstmis in Holland (1958) (Telefunken AH_260 mtx HO_312) (78rpm)


De Selvera's waren een Nederlandstalig schlagerduo uit Weert dat in de jaren 50 en 60 herhaaldelijk de hoogste regionen van de Nederlandse hitlijsten behaalde en meer platen verkocht dan veel rock-'n-rollartiesten. De Selvera's bestonden uit de zusjes Mieke en Selma "Zus" Jansen.

Selvera's & Orkest Eddie de Jong - Kerstmis in Holland


Primo Scala & His Banjo & Accordeonband & The Keynotes - Snowy white snow and jingle bells (1949) (Decca F.9270 mtx DR.14135 B) (78rpm)


Henry "Harry" Bidgood (1898 – 15 November 1957), was an English composer, dance band leader and musical director for films.
Born in London, he studied at The Royal College of Music.
Bidgood released dance band music under various names, mostly notably Primo Scala and his Accordion Band.[2] Over the course of 20 years he would frequently broadcast on the BBC. Bidgood was also the musical director for numerous films including several George Formby films.Apart from the many recordings made under his own name, he also recorded as 'Rossini' and 'Don Porto'. As 'Primo Scala' he broadcast regularly on 'Music While You Work' until just before his death in November 1957.
Primo Scala & His Banjo & Accordeonband & The Keynotes - Snowy white snow and jingle bells