dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra - Baby feet go pitter patter (26 December 1928) (Brunswick 3605_A) (78rpm)

Abe Lyman (August 4, 1897 – October 23, 1957) was a popular bandleader from the 1920s to the 1940s. He made recordings, appeared in films and provided the music for numerous radio shows, including Your Hit Parade.
His name at birth was Abraham Simon. He and his brother, Mike, changed their last name to Lyman because they both thought it sounded better. Abe learned to play the drums when he was young, and at the age of 14 he had a job as a drummer in a Chicago café. Around 1919, he was regularly playing music with two other notable future big band leaders, Henry Halstead and Gus Arnheim, in California.

Lyman appeared on radio as early as 1922. His orchestra was broadcast from The Ambassador Hotel by late March on KOG.
After the band cut their first record under the local label Nordskog Records, they moved a year later to Brunswick Records in summer of 1923. There they made many recordings and were one of Brunswick's leading orchestras through 1935, when Lyman signed to Decca Records.

Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra - Baby feet go pitter patter

dinsdag 14 mei 2019

Red Norvo & His Orchestra & Terry Allen - I get along without you very well (1939) (Vocalion 4648 mtx 24091) (78rpm)

Red Norvo (born Kenneth Norville, March 31, 1908 – April 6, 1999) was one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr. Swing". He helped establish the xylophone, marimba, and vibraphone as jazz instruments. His recordings included "Dance of the Octopus", "Bughouse", "Knockin' on Wood", "Congo Blues", and "Hole in the Wall".

Norvo recorded eight modern swing sides for Columbia in 1934–1935, and fifteen sides for Decca and their short-lived Champion label series in 1936. Starting in 1936 through 1942, Norvo formed a swing orchestra and recorded for ARC, first on their Brunswick label, then Vocalion and Columbia after CBS bought ARC.

Red Norvo & His Orchestra & Terry Allen - I get along without you very well
 


 


George Formby - Isle of man (January 1936) (Regal MR 1932 mtx OAR 3769) (78rpm)

George Formby, (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 - Isle of man

 

Bob Scholte & Orkest olv V. O. Ursmar - Toch ben ik gelukkig (ca 1947) (Olympia 5294 mtx 17334) (78rpm)

Hijman (Bob) Scholte (Amsterdam, 21 februari 1902 - aldaar, 3 november 1983) was een Joods-Nederlandse zanger.
Scholte werd ontdekt door Jules Monasch, die hem in contact bracht met Bram Godschalk. Na zijn lagereschooltijd werd besloten dat Scholte voorzanger zou worden in een synagoge. Hij heeft om deze reden enige tijd lessen gevolgd op het Joods Seminarium, maar hij is nooit voorzanger geworden.
Zijn eigenlijke artiestenloopbaan begon toen hij in 1916 van Nap de la Mar een kinderrol aangeboden in de operette De Marskramer; als klein kind heeft hij vele optredens gedaan in het Tip-Top Theater in de Jodenbreestraat.

In 1931 trad Scholte in dienst van de AVRO. Bij het orkest van Kovacs Lajos kreeg hij nationale bekendheid met de liedjes Oh Monah, Goedenacht en welterusten, Een huis met een tuintje en We gaan naar Rome. Hij was regelmatig medewerker aan de Bonte Dinsdagavondtrein.
In de Tweede Wereldoorlog overleefde Bob als enige van zijn gezin en overige familie het concentratiekamp Auschwitz.

Bob Scholte & Orkest olv V. O. Ursmar - Toch ben ik gelukkig

Ab en Greetje Scholte & Orkest Kovacs Lajos - Heeft U een sigarenbandje (1936) (Parlophon B. 17895_1 mtx 145042_0) (78rpm) (Re-Post by request)


In januari 1936 werd in een Hilversumse opnamestudio een liedje opgenomen, geschreven door Eddy Noordijk op een tekst van Louis Schmidt. Het orkest staat onder leiding van Kovacs Lajos, het alter ego van de tekstdichter. Opmerkelijk: het lied wordt niet gezongen door de bekende radiozanger Bob Scholte, maar door zijn kinderen, Ab en Greetje. Bob Scholte (in 1902 geboren) is al enige jaren vast verbonden aan de AVRO, en één van de belangrijkste artiesten van het populaire radioprogramma De Bonte Dinsdagavondtrein. In 1940 veranderde alles: toen Nederland bezet was kon hij als jood al snel niet meer optreden. Zijn zoon Ab werd aan het begin van de oorlog naar een concentratiekamp gedeporteerd en Bob Scholte zelf wist als enige van zijn familie te overleven. Direct na de oorlog ging hij weer optreden; hij overleed in 1983.

Bron: Muziekcentrum v/d Omroep


Ab en Greetje Scholte - Heeft U een sigarenbandje


 

 




maandag 13 mei 2019

Actress and singer Doris Day dies at 97/Actrice en zangeres Doris Day overleden op de leeftijd van 97 jaar

Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in ’60s films, has died. She was 97.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation says in an emailed statement she was surrounded by close friends and “had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.”
She was known for her honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history.
Day’s lilting voice, wholesome blond beauty and ultra-bright smile brought her a string of hits, first on records, later in Hollywood.
She celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3.

Doris Day, artiestennaam van Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (Cincinnati, 3 april 1922 – Carmel Valley Village, 13 mei 2019), was een Amerikaanse zangeres, actrice en dierenactiviste.
Doris Day heeft haar grote populariteit te danken aan haar rollen in musicals en romantische komedies.
De Doris Day Animal Foundation zegt in een verklaring per e-mail dat ze omringd was door goede vrienden en "in uitstekende lichamelijke gezondheid was voor haar leeftijd, tot zij een zware longontsteking opliep."
Ze vierde haar 97e verjaardag op 3 april.

 

Doris Day & Paul Weston's Orchestra - A guy is a guy (1952) (39673 mtx RHCO 10119) (78rpm)

dinsdag 7 mei 2019

Jack Hylton Orch & Leslie Sarony - Fine Alpine milkman (16 July 1930) (HMV B5874 mtx 30_4226) (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.
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.

Jack Hylton Orch & Leslie Sarony - Fine Alpine milkman