vrijdag 6 juli 2018

BBC Dance Orch. (Henry Hall) & Dan Donovan - Radio times (1934) (Columbia CB 806 mtx CA 14731) (78rpm)

Henry Robert Hall, CBE (2 May 1898 – 28 October 1989) was an English bandleader who performed regularly on BBC Radio during the British dance band era of the 1920s and 1930s, through to the 1960s.

It was from Gleneagles that the BBC took him in 1932 to succeed Jack Payne as band leader of the BBC Dance Orchestra. At 5.15pm each weekday, Hall's radio programme from Broadcasting House gathered a huge following across the nation. His signature tune was "It's Just the Time for Dancing", and he usually concluded with "Here's to the Next Time".

In 1932 he recorded the songs "Here Comes the Bogeyman" and "Teddy Bears' Picnic" with his BBC Orchestra, featuring singer Val Rosing on vocals. The latter song gained enormous popularity and sold over a million copies. In 1934 his popularity was confirmed when his orchestra topped the bill at the London Palladium.
He featured in the documentary BBC The Voice of Britain (1935), the source of the "This is Henry Hall speaking" clip much used in documentaries on this period.
In 1936 Henry Hall made his first feature film and in the same year he was guest conductor of the ship's orchestra on the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage.
In 1937 the BBC Dance Orchestra played at the opening of the Gaumont State Cinema in Kilburn. The same year Hall left the BBC to tour with his own band, which comprised many members of his BBC band. He toured the halls of Britain and Europe, and generated controversy by dropping songs by Jewish composers while playing in Berlin in February 1938.
Hall's band was the first to appear on television.

BBC Dance Orch. (Henry Hall) & Dan Donovan - Radio times

dinsdag 3 juli 2018

Willy Lustenhouwer & Ensemble Eddy Burssens - Ik zin den baas (Olympia 6057 mtx 19498) (78rpm)

Willy Lustenhouwer (echte naam: Willy Lapouter) (Sint-Andries (Brugge), 21 oktober 1920 - Assebroek (Brugge), 13 juni 1994) was een Vlaams muzikant, zanger, conferencier en radio- en televisiepresentator.

Zijn bekendste liedjes zijn Zie je van Brugge? Zet je vanachter (1955) en De Kus-Kus Polka, gezongen in het Brugs.

Lustenhouwer begon zijn muzikale carrière in het orkest van de Bruggeling Xavier Geerolf, waar hij na een tijd ook als conferencier ging optreden tussen de muzikale nummers door. Hij ging ook zelf liedjesteksten, sketches en monologen schrijven.
Begin jaren 1950 ging hij werken bij Radio Kortrijk en bracht hij zijn eerste grammofoonplaten uit. Zijn eerste grote successen als zanger waren Ziejje van Brugge (1955), gezongen in het Brugse dialect, en de Kus-Kus Polka. Van dan af zou hij bijna al zijn liedjes in het Brugs zingen. Hij schreef zelf meer dan 600 liedjes, die steevast op muziek werden gezet door zijn vriend, de accordeonist Roger Danneels.
Willy Lustenhouwer & Ensemble Eddy Burssens - Ik zin den baas








zaterdag 30 juni 2018

Jack Hylton Orch & Peggy Dell - Summer sweetheart (25 May 1939) (HMV B.D.5499 mtx OEA.7818) (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.

He was born John Greenhalgh Hylton in Great Lever near Bolton, Lancashire, the son of George Hilton, a cotton yarn twister. His father was an amateur singer at the local Labour Club and Hylton learned piano to accompany him on the stage. Hylton later sang to the customers when his father bought a pub in nearby Little Lever, becoming known as the "Singing Mill-Boy". He also performed as a relief pianist for various bands.

Jack Hylton Orch & Peggy Dell - Summer sweetheart

donderdag 21 juni 2018

Teresa Brewer & Orchestra Henry Jerome - The thing (1950) (London 873 mtx DLG 50586) (78rpm) (Re-post by request)

Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American pop singer whose style incorporated elements of country, jazz, R&B, musicals and novelty songs. She was one of the most prolific and popular female singers of the 1950s, recording nearly 600 songs.

In 1949 she recorded a record called "Copenhagen" with the Dixieland All-Stars. The B side was the song "Music! Music! Music!". Unexpectedly, it was not the A side but the B side which took off, selling over a million copies and becoming Teresa's signature song.
Here's Brewers' version of The thing
Teresa Brewer & Orchestra Henry Jerome - The thing



zaterdag 16 juni 2018

Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae & Paul Weston Orchestra - Whispering hope (1949) (Capitol 57_690 mtx 4515 Y) (78rpm)

Whispering hope is written by Septimus Winner (11 May 1827 – 22 November 1902)in 1868. He was an American songwriter of the 19th century. He used his own name, and also the pseudonyms Alice Hawthorne, Percy Guyer, Mark Mason, Apsley Street, and Paul Stenton. He was also a teacher, performer, and music publisher.

Whispering hope was originally recorded in 1949 by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae, and reached No 4 on the charts.
Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae & Paul Weston Orchestra - Whispering hope


donderdag 14 juni 2018

Billy Cotton & His Band & Alan Breeze - Why did she fall for the leader of the band (1936) (Regal Zonophone MR 2005 mtx CAR 3865) (78rpm)

William Edward Cotton (6 May 1899 – 25 March 1969), better known as Billy Cotton, was an English band leader and entertainer, one of the few whose orchestras survived the British dance band era. Cotton is now mainly remembered as a 1950s and 1960s radio and television personality, but his musical career had begun in the 1920s. In his younger years Billy Cotton was also an amateur footballer for Brentford F.C. (and later, for the then Athenian league club Wimbledon), an accomplished racing driver and the owner of a Gipsy Moth, which he piloted himself. His autobiography entitled, I Did It My Way, was published in 1970, a year after his death.
Billy Cotton & His Band & Alan Breeze - Why did she fall for the leader of the band

Tobi Rix - Voor een dubbeltje (1955) (Philips P 17452 mtx AA 17452.2 H) (78rpm)

Tobi Rix, pseudoniem van Tobias Lacunes (Amsterdam, 28 februari 1920 – Beverwijk, 15 december 2017), was een Nederlands zanger, clown, entertainer en acteur.
Lacunes vormde vlak voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog met zijn vriendin Marietje Jansen en Bob Geskus het trio The Young Rambling Cowboys. In de oorlog kregen ze door hun Amerikaanse cowboyrepertoire problemen met de Duitse bezetter en schakelden ze over op Zuid-Amerikaanse en Spaanse liedjes onder de naam Los Magelas, naar de eerste letters van MArietje, GEskus en LAcunes. De groep viel in 1943 uit elkaar en Lacunes noemde zich daarna Toby Rix.

Na de oorlog had hij een toeteract: "Toby Rix en zijn toeterix". Toen eind 1964 zijn collectie toeters verloren ging bij een brand die het Haagse Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen in de as legde, werd een landelijke actie gehouden waarbij een grote hoeveelheid toeters voor Rix werd ingezameld.

In de jaren zestig had hij als "Tobietel Rix" een hitje met Hand in hand, een parodie op I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963) van The Beatles.

Tobi Rix - Voor een dubbeltje