maandag 5 november 2018

Jack Hylton Orch & Leslie Sarony & Harry Robins - Tom thumb's drum (02 November 1931) (Decca F 2672 mtx GB.3509 A) (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 & Harry Robins - Tom thumb's drum

maandag 29 oktober 2018

Joseph Schmidt - Het vissersmeisje (1937) (Parlophone DPH 88 mtx Part. 11.069-1P) (78rpm)

Joseph Schmidt (March 4, 1904 – November 16, 1942) was an Austro-Hungarian and Romanian Jewish tenor and actor. He was born in Davideny (Ukrainian: Davydivka) village in the Storozhynets district of the Bukovina province of Austria-Hungary, which became part of Romania after World War I and is now part of Ukraine.
Ironically, Joseph Schmidt enjoyed his greatest successes during the rise of the German Nazis, who subsequently prohibited Jewish artists and writers from working. In 1937, he toured the United States and performed in Carnegie Hall together with other prominent singers such as Grace Moore. He was still very much welcome in the Netherlands and Belgium, where he was immensely popular.

In 1939, he visited his mother in Czernowitz for the last time. When the war broke out that year he was caught in France by the German invasion. He attempted to escape to Cuba but, unfortunately, this failed. After making a dash for the Swiss border, he was interned in a Swiss refugee camp in Girenbad near Zürich in October 1942. He had already been in frail health, and was treated for a throat infection at the local hospital. Schmidt had complained of chest pains, but for some reason this was dismissed and he was discharged on 14 November 1942.
Just two days later, on November 16, 1942, while attempting to recover at the nearby Waldegg inn, the famous singer collapsed. The hostess let him rest on her couch, but not long after, she noticed that he was no longer breathing. Schmidt had suffered a heart attack. He was only 38 years old. He was to have been issued a work permit the following day, so he would have been able to move freely within Switzerland.

Joseph Schmidt - Het vissersmeisje

Skymasters olv Bep Rowold & Karel van der Velden - Breng 's zaterdags iets voor je vrouwtje mee (1954) (Philips P 17339 H mtx AA 17339.2 H) (78rpm)

The Skymasters was een Nederlands radio-orkest en -big band van 1946 tot 1997.
Ze maakten hun radiodebuut in januari 1946. Het orkest werd opgericht door Willy Schobben, Bep Rowold en Pi Scheffer in 1945 in opdracht van de AVRO en trad de eerste maanden op onder de naam Red White and Blue Stars o.l.v. Willy Kok. Willy Kok trok zich terug en het orkest ging door onder leiding van trombonist/arrangeur Pi Scheffer.

De populariteit was te danken aan het feit dat het orkest wekelijks twee- of driemaal per week op de radio was te beluisteren met pittige big band swingnummers en prima zangnummers. Als zangeres was Annie de Reuver aan het orkest verbonden. In 1946 werd op Schiphol een korte bioscoopfilm opgenomen. In de loop van 1947 verliet Annie het orkest. Zij werd opgevolgd door Karel van der Velden. Daarnaast kwamen Pi Scheffer (tevens de belangrijkste arrangeur) en saxofonist Jan Meijer voor de zangmicrofoon. Pi Scheffer verkoos in 1951 een baan in het onderwijs. Zijn opvolger was alt-saxofonist Bep Rowold.

Skymasters olv Bep Rowold & Karel van der Velden - Breng 's zaterdags iets voor je vrouwtje mee

zondag 28 oktober 2018

Tino Rossi & Orchestre Marcel Cariven - Guitare d'amour (1935) (Columbia DF 1730 mtx CL 5273) (78rpm) (Re-upload by request)

Constantin "Tino" Rossi (29 April 1907 – 26 September 1983) was a Corsican French singer and film actor.

Rossi, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, was gifted with a voice well suited for opera. He became a tenor in the French cabaret-style. Later, he appeared in various movies. During his career he recorded hundreds of songs and he appeared in more than 25 films, the most notable of which was the 1953 production, Si Versailles m'était conté directed by Sacha Guitry. His romantic ballads had especially women swooning and his art-songs by Jules Massenet (1842–1912), Reynaldo Hahn (1875–1947), and other composers, sold out theaters wherever he performed.

He remains the only French singer to have sold more than 700 million records.

Tino Rossi & Orchestre Marcel Cariven - Guitare d'amour

Drie Kleine Kleuters & De Jonkers & De Joffers - De trappelzak-boogie (1956) (Philips P 17579 H mtx AA 17579.2 H) (78rpm)

De Jonkers en de Joffers werden beschouwd als opvolgers van de Zingende en spelende troubadours. De Jonkers bestond uit Wim Poppink, Jack Bulterman en Marcel Thielemans. De Joffers waren Yvonne Oostveen en Jenny Roda.
Zij kregen een platencontract bij Philips waar ze onder andere met de Drie Kleine Kleuters, de Trappelzak-boogie  opnamen.

Drie Kleine Kleuters & De Jonkers & De Joffers - De trappelzak-boogie

BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall - Le touquet (16 July 1937) (Columbia FB 1733 mtx 16455) (78rpm)

Henry Hall was a musician (mainly piano and trumpet), composer and British bandleader. He played from the 1920s to the 1950s. Resident bandleader from 1922 to 1933 at the London, Midland and Scottish Railway's Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Musical Director for the LMSR's hotel chain 1923 to 1933. First broadcast from the LMS' Gleneagles Hotel in 1924. Recorded for Columbia Records. Leader of the BBC Dance Orchestra 1932 to 1937.

BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall - Le touquet

donderdag 18 oktober 2018

Harry James & His Orchestra & Helen Forrest - I cried for you (1942) (Parlophone R.2869 mtx HCO.828) (78rpm)

Helen Forrest (born Helen Fogel, April 12, 1917 – July 11, 1999) was an American singer of traditional pop and swing music. She served as the "girl singer" for three of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James), thereby earning a reputation as "the voice of the name bands."

Harry James & His Orchestra & Helen Forrest - I cried for you