zondag 28 augustus 2016

Jack Payne & The BBC Dance Orch - Miss Elizabeth Brown (1930) (Columbia CB 254 mtx CA 11392) (78rpm)


John Wesley Vivian "Jack" Payne (22 August 1899 – 4 December 1969) was a British dance music bandleader who established his reputation during the British dance band era of the 1930s.





Jack Payne & The BBC Dance Orch - Miss Elizabeth Brown



Frankie Carle & His Orchestra & Marjorie Hughes & Sunrise Serenaders - Cruising down the river (1949) (Columbia 38411 mtx CO 40373) (78rpm)

Frankie Carle (March 25, 1903 – March 7, 2001), born Francis Nunzio Carlone, was an American pianist and bandleader. As a very popular bandleader in the 1940s and 1950s, Carle was nicknamed "The Wizard of the Keyboard". "Sunrise Serenade" was Carle's best-known composition, rising to No. 1 in the US in 1938 and selling more than one million copies.

Frankie Carle & His Orchestra & Marjorie Hughes & Sunrise Serenaders - Cruising down the river



Duo Black & White - Tik jij van rik-tikketik (1954) (Philips P 17365 H mtx AA 17365.1 H) (78rpm)


De gitaristen Jan Klumperman (Black) en Eugene Gaiser (White) uit Delft vormen in 1949 het duo Black & White.

Hun humoristische liedjes zijn te horen tijdens revuevoorstellingen, ondermeer samen met cabaretgroep 't Dolhuys. Na een succesvol optreden tijdens een talentenjacht van Ger de Roos maakt het duo op 19 mei 1953 zijn radiodebuut in het KRO-programma De Zonnebloem van Alex van Wayenburg. Hun eerste hitsingle voor platenmaatschappij Philips krijgen ze in 1954 met het liedje Zeep en Soda, een Nederlandstalige bewerking van Sippin' Soda. Het daaropvolgende hitsucces, hun bewerking van de Amerikaanse hit Sh-boom, is een samenwerking met de Amsterdamse tweeling The Melody Sisters waarmee ze tussen 1954 en 1960 meerdere platen uitbrengen. In 1955 en 1956 wordt Black & White door de lezers van het blad Tuney Tunes verkozen tot beste vocale groep uit Nederland. In de daaropvolgende jaren moet het duo in deze poll zijn meerdere erkennen in groepen als Selvera's en Fouryo's. Halverwege 1959 scoren Black & White en The Melody Sisters hun laatste hit met de single Vivace/Una Marcia In Fa.


Duo Black & White - Tik jij van rik-tikketik


dinsdag 23 augustus 2016

Eduardo Bianco Orquestra Argentina - Rodriguez Peña (1939) (Telefunken A 2863 mtx 24080) (78rpm)

Eduardo Bianco (28 June 1892 - 26 October 1959)
Real name: Bianco, Eduardo Vicente, violinist, composer and leader



Eduardo Bianco Orquestra Argentina - Rodriguez Peña (1939)











maandag 22 augustus 2016

Jean Toots Thielemans (94) overleden


De Belgische muzikant Jean Baptiste Frédéric Isidor 'Toots' Thielemans is overleden. Hij is 94 jaar oud geworden.

 


Thielemans overleed in zijn slaap in het ziekenhuis, waar hij vorige maand na een val was opgenomen. Manager Veerle van de Poel zei dat er geen complicaties waren opgetreden. ''Hij is overleden door ouderdom, zijn lichaam was gewoon op.''

Thielemans verwierf vooral bekendheid als mondharmonicaspeler en componist. De geboren Brusselaar componeerde onder andere de titelmuziek (Circle of Smile) voor de serie Baantjer.

Zijn muziek is ook te horen in wereldberoemde films als Midnight Cowboy en Turks Fruit.





Toots Thielemans & Billy Desmedt - Michigan (1951) (Omega 21.559 mtx Fo 3182) (78rpm)




 



zaterdag 20 augustus 2016

Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra - No Name Jive (1940) (Decca 25057 A & B mtx 67344 & 67345) (78rpm)


The Casa Loma Orchestra was a popular American dance band active from 1927 to 1963. From 1929 until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. With the decline of the big band business following the end of World War II, it disbanded in 1947. However, from 1957 to 1963, it re-emerged as a recording session band in Hollywood, made up of top-flight studio musicians under the direction of its most notable leader of the past, Glen Gray. The reconstituted band made a limited number appearances live and on television and recorded fifteen LP albums for Capitol Records before Gray died in 1963.

Their mid-1930s appearances on the long-run radio comedy-variety program, the Camel Caravan (introduced with their theme, "Smoke Rings") increased their popularity. Interestingly enough, Gray chose not to conduct the band in the early years, playing in the saxophone section while violinist Mel Jenssen acted as conductor. In 1937, the band overwhelmingly voted in favor of Glen leading the orchestra, and Gray finally accepted the job.


Hits included "Casa Loma Stomp," "No Name Jive" and "Maniac's Ball". Part of the reason for the band's decline is that other big bands included in their books hard-swinging numbers emulating the hot Casa Loma style. In the late 1930s Gray took top billing, and by the mid-1940s (as the other original players left) Gray would come to own the band and the Casa Loma name.



Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra - No Name Jive (1940)



zaterdag 13 augustus 2016

Sharkey & his Kings of Dixieland - Pack up your troubles (1953) (Telefunken Capitol C 80223 mtx 7680) (78rpm)


Joseph Gustaf "Sharkey" Bonano (April 9, 1904 – March 27, 1972), also known as Sharkey Banana or Sharkey Bananas, was a jazz trumpeter, band leader, and vocalist.

 


Bonano was known for playing searing hot and technically virtuoso trumpet with a beautiful tone. His musical abilities were sometimes overlooked in part because of his love of being an entertainer; he would often sing silly lyrics in a high raspy voice and break into dance routines on stage.

Sharkey & his Kings of Dixieland - Pack up your troubles