dinsdag 15 augustus 2017

Charles Trenet & Orchestre Jacques Metehen - Swing troubadour (1941) (Columbia DF 2838 mtx CL 7479) (78rpm)

Louis Charles Auguste Claude Trenet, known as Charles Trenet (18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001), was a French singer and songwriter. He was most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s. In an era in which it was unusual for singers to write their own material, Trenet wrote prolifically and declined to record any but his own songs.

Charles Trenet & Orchestre Jacques Metehen - Swing troubadour

zondag 13 augustus 2017

zaterdag 12 augustus 2017

Leo Reisman & His Orchestra & Jack Yellen & Milton Ager - Happy days are here again (1929) (Victor 22221_B)

Leo (F.) Reisman (October 11, 1897 - December 18, 1961) was an American violinist and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s. Born and reared in Boston, he was of Jewish ancestry; from German immigrants who immigrated to the USA in the 19th century. Reisman studied violin as a young man, and formed his own band in 1919. He became famous for having over 80 hits on the popular charts during his career. Jerome Kern called Reisman's orchestra "The String Quartet of Dance Bands".
 
Reisman recorded for Columbia exclusively from July 1923 through March 11, 1929, when he signed with Victor and stayed until October 1933. He then signed with Brunswick and stayed until 1937 when he re-signed with Victor. During his 1929-1933 Victor period, Reisman recorded many lesser-known period Broadway songs, some of which were recorded by no other band. Due to his popularity, he was always one of the prominent bands during his time at Columbia, Victor and Brunswick, and he recorded prolifically.

 
Reisman also had the habit of featuring composers and Broadway performers as band vocalists, including Harold Arlen, Fred Astaire, Clifton Webb, and Arthur Schwartz. He also featured Lee Wiley in 1931-32 for her first 3 recordings. More often than not, his vocalists were Frank Luther, Dick Robertson and later Sally Singer and George Beuler. A notable recording from this era was "Happy Days Are Here Again" in November 1929, with vocals by Lou Levin.


Leo Reisman & His Orchestra & Jack Yellen & Milton Ager - Happy days are here again


maandag 7 augustus 2017

Renato Carosone e il suo Quartetto - Riccordate Marcellino (1955) (Pathé PGH 9 mtx CMT 615) (78rpm)

Renato Carosone (3 January 1920 – 20 May 2001), born Renato Carusone, was among the greatest figures of the Italian music scene in the second half of the 20th century. He was also a modern performer of the so-called canzone napoletana, Naples' song tradition.
In 1949 he was asked to put together a group for a club's opening night. After some auditions, he signed the Dutch guitarist Peter van Houten and the Neapolitan drummer Gegè Di Giacomo: the Trio Carosone was born. The trio became a quartet with the addition of the Hungarian Gypsy musician Elek Bacsik on bass, guitar and violin.

Renato Carosone e il suo Quartetto - Riccordate Marcellino


Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders - Hawaii sang me to sleep (Columbia F.B. 3310 mtx CA 20281) (78rpm)

Felix Mendelssohn’s Hawaiian Serenaders (also Felix Mendelssohn And His Hawaiian Serenaders), was a popular Hawaiian music band started by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (19 September 1911 – 4 February 1952), is best known for making Hawaiian music popular in England and throughout Europe during the late 1930s and throughout the 1940s.

Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders - Hawaii sang me to sleep


Ensemble Vrij & Blij - Eet gerust een stukkie mee (1953) (Decca M 33187 mtx AA34196.2 H) (78rpm)

Het ensemble Vrij en Blij werd in 1946 opgericht door Wessel Dekker, geboren op 27 mei 1914 in Hilversum.
De basis was al gelegd in 1936, toen Wessel De Speellieden oprichtte. Na de bevrijding ontstond uit met name De Speellieden het ensemble Mandolinata, bestaande uit mandolines, gitaren, accordeon, celesta en bas. Het ensemble speelde vanaf 1946 voor de NCRV-radio. Al snel werden daar acht damesstemmen aan toegevoegd.
Zo ontstond Vrij en Blij. Maar Wessel wilde er ook een solozanger bij hebben. Hij had ooit bariton Henk Dorel (voluit Henk Doreleyers,1907-1993) als solist bij de Koninklijke Mannenzangvereniging De Mastreechter Staar gehoord en vond dat de man zo duidelijk Nederlands zong. Henk hapte toe.
Vrij en Blij ontstond ook uit een behoefte aan vrolijke Nederlandse liedjes.

Ensemble Vrij & Blij - Eet gerust een stukkie mee


 
 


Charles Trenet & L'ensemble Lasry & Chauliac- Douce France (1947) (Columbia D.C.F. 14 mtx CL 8296) (78rpm)

Louis Charles Auguste Claude Trenet, known as Charles Trenet (French: [ʃaʁl tʁəne]; 18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001), was a French singer and songwriter. He was most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s. In an era in which it was unusual for singers to write their own material, Trenet wrote prolifically and declined to record any but his own songs.

Charles Trenet & L'ensemble Lasry & Chauliac- Douce France