dinsdag 25 april 2023

Jan Verbraeken & Metropolis Amusements Ensemble olv Marcel Hellemans - Mijn moeder was een Wenerin (1952) (Columbia DCB 1050 mtx CLB 2114) (78rpm)

Jan Verbraeken (Antwerpen, 20 maart 1923 - Turnhout, 24 september 1983) was een Belgisch zanger. Naast Will Tura, die de "Keizer van het Vlaamse Lied" wordt genoemd, was Jan Verbraeken de "Prins van het Vlaamse lied". Naast Bobbejaan Schoepen is hij een van de Belgische schlagerzangers van de jaren vijftig.

Jan Verbraeken & Metropolis Amusements Ensemble olv Marcel Hellemans - Mijn moeder was een Wenerin 

Nick Lucas - Tip-toe thru' the tulips with me (1929) (Brunswick 4418 mtx LAE498) (78rpm)

Dominic Nicholas Anthony Lucinese (August 22, 1897 – July 28, 1982), known professionally as Nick Lucas, was an American jazz guitarist and singer. He was the first jazz guitarist to record as a soloist. His popularity during his lifetime came from his reputation as a singer. His signature song was "Tiptoe Through the Tulips".

Nick Lucas - Tip-toe thru' the tulips with me

Frans Wouters Banj'accords - De baard van pa (1950) (Parlophone PHD 15 mtx CED 31) (78rpm)

Frans Wouters Banj'accords - De baard van pa

Jimmy Shand & His Band - The Veleta (1955) (Parlophone F.3436 mtx CE 14017) (78rpm) (Re-upload by request)

Sir James Shand MBE (28 January 1908 – 23 December 2000) was a Scottish musician who played traditional Scottish dance music on the accordion. His signature tune was "The Bluebell Polka".
He failed an audition for the BBC because he kept time with his foot. At a time when gramophones were very much luxury items he made two records for the Regal Zonophone label in 1933. His career took off when he switched to making 78s for the Beltona label (1935–1940).

Soon after the war he became a full-time musician and adopted a punishing life-style later adopted by rock bands. He would play Inverness one night, London the next night and still drive the van back, at breakneck speed, to bed in Dundee. He took his trademark bald head, Buddy Holly spectacles and full kilted regalia, Scottish reels, jigs and strathspeys to Australia, New Zealand and North America, including Carnegie Hall in New York.

Jimmy Shand & His Band - The Veleta

Airlane Trio - The piccolino (Sofradi SA 1302 mtx 260) (78rpm)

Airlane Trio - The piccolino

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


maandag 3 april 2023

Nat King Cole (At the piano) - Penthouse serenade (1952) (Capitol H 332) (26cm mono lp)

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer, jazz pianist, and actor. Cole's career as a jazz and pop vocalist started in the late 1930s and spanned almost three decades where he found success and recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts. He received numerous accolades including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1960) and a Special Achievement Golden Globe Award. Posthumously, Cole has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1990), along with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award (1992) and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), and the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame (2020).
Nat King Cole (At the piano) - Once in a blue moon