maandag 5 december 2016

Ambrose & His Orchestra - Copenhagen (1935) (Decca F.41003 mtx TB.1839 A) (78rpm)

Benjamin Baruch Ambrose (11 September 1896 – 11 June 1971), known professionally as Ambrose or Bert Ambrose, was an English bandleader and violinist. Ambrose became the leader of a highly acclaimed British dance band, Bert Ambrose & His Orchestra, in the 1930s.

In 1933, Ambrose was asked to accept a cut in pay at The May Fair; refusing, he went back to the Embassy Club, and after three years there (and a national tour), he rejected American offers and returned to The May Fair in 1936. He then went into partnership with Jack Harris, an American bandleader, and in 1937 they bought a club together, Ciro's Club. For three months they even employed Art Tatum there, to some the greatest jazz pianist who ever lived. Ambrose and Harris alternated performances at Ciro's until a disagreement led to the rupture of their partnership. Ambrose then worked at the Café de Paris until the outbreak of World War II, when he again went on tour.

Ambrose & His Orchestra - Copenhagen

vrijdag 2 december 2016

Limburgse Zusjes - De boerinnekes dans (1957) (Philips P 17790 H mtx AA 17790.1 H) (78rpm)


De Limburgse Zusjes was een duo afkomstig uit de omgeving van Weert dat smartlappen en levensliederen zong en actief was tussen 1957 en 1968. Het duo bestond uit Ria Roda en Rosie Beelen. De Boerinnekesdans is een van hun bekendste nummers.

Limburgse Zusjes - De boerinnekes dans


woensdag 30 november 2016

Jack Payne & The BBC Dance Orch - Say it with music (Londen 27 January 1931) (Columbia CB240 mtx WA 11029) (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.

His signature tune was Say it With Music written by Irving Berlin.
Jack Payne & The BBC Dance Orch - Say it with music


 


vrijdag 25 november 2016

Jan Corduwener & His Orch - Les patineurs (1954) (Philips P 17303 H mtx AA 17303.1 H) (78rpm)

Jan Corduwener richtte hij in 1951 zijn eigen Ballroom Orkest op. Met dit orkest, dat hij tot zijn dood bleef leiden, nam hij een groot aantal grammofoonplaten op, waaronder Ballroom memories (1958). Tot in het begin van de jaren ’60 was het ballroom genre erg populair.
Jan Corduwener & His Orch - Les patineurs


vrijdag 18 november 2016

Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra dir. Stanley Chapple - Lilac Time (1928) (Broadcast Twelve 5004 A & B) (78rpm)


Stanley Chapple was born in 1900. He studied at the London Academy of Music where he was successively student, professor, Vice-principle and until 1936 principle. In 1920, at the age of nineteen, he was hired as director of the City of London School's opera, but more importantly for us he was also hired by the Aeolian Vocalion Company as and piano accompanist. By 1924 he became music director, a position he held about 1929.
By 1922 he had been invited to appear as a guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra; and shortly after he was made head director, although I can find no mention of this in the history of the LSO publish a few years back. In 1930 the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra invited Chapple to appear as guest conductor, and by the end of the decade he had become one of the most coveted guest conductors on the European Philharmonic circuit, travelling to Vienna, the Hague, and Warsaw.

Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra dir. Stanley Chapple - Lilac Time


donderdag 17 november 2016

Lucienne Boyer & Orch Raymond Legrand - Prends-moi dans tes bras (Decca M 32532 mtx FO 2188) (78rpm)


Lucienne Boyer (18 August 1901 – 6 December 1983) was a French diseuse and singer, best known for her song "Parlez-moi d'amour". Her impresario was Bruno Coquatrix.

She was born as Émilienne-Henriette Boyer in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France. Her melodious voice gave her the chance, while working as a part-time model, to sing in the cabarets of Montparnasse. An office position at a prominent Parisian theater opened the door for her and within a few years she was cast as Lucienne Boyer, singing in the major Parisian music halls.
In 1927, Boyer sang at a concert by the great star Félix Mayol where she was seen by the American impresario Lee Shubert who immediately offered her a contract to come to Broadway. Boyer spent nine months in New York City, returning to perform there and to South America numerous times throughout the 1930s. By 1933 she had made a large number of recordings for Columbia Records of France including her signature song, " Parlez-moi d'amour". Written by Jean Lenoir, the song won the first-ever Grand Prix du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy.
Lucienne Boyer & Orch Raymond Legrand - Prends-moi dans tes bras









woensdag 16 november 2016

Walter van Canoy & Orkest Mantovani - Duizend mandolinen (1954????) (Telefunken AH-177 mtx HO-154) (78rpm)

Op 26 juni 1923 werd hij als Wouter Canoy geboren in Maasbree. Na de lagere school in Voorburg en middelbare school in Nijmegen begon hij aan een rechtenstudie, die hij aan het begin van de Tweede Wereldoorlog afbrak. Hij ontsnapte aan dwangarbeid in Zuid-Duitsland en kwam terecht in Wenen waar hij een aantal kleine rollen speelde. Daarnaast studeerde hij aan het conservatorium en aan de Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunste waar hij cum laude afstudeerde. Van Canoy werkte vijftien jaar in Oostenrijk o.a. bij de opera in Graz. Voor de Oostenrijkse televisie trad hij op als zanger en acteur en werkte hij er als regisseur en scriptschrijver. Ook nam hij een aantal platen op, die in Nederland zoveel bekendheid kregen dat hij zich definitief in Amsterdam vestigde. In Nederland speelde hij in musicals, toneelstukken en tv-series. De bekendste daarvan zijn ongetwijfeld My Fair Lady, De man van La Mancha, De getatoueerde roos en de tv-series Medisch Centrum West en Onderweg naar morgen. Walter van Canoy werd 78 jaar.

 
Walter van Canoy & Orkest Mantovani - Duizend mandolinen