maandag 6 december 2021

Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra & The Kaye Choir - All around the Christmas tree (1952) (Columbia 39894 mtx CO 48194) (78rpm)

 Sammy Kaye (born Samuel Zarnocay Jr., March 13, 1910 – June 2, 1987) was an American bandleader and songwriter, whose tag line, "Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye", became one of the most famous of the Big Band Era. The expression springs from his first hit single in 1937, "Swing and Sway" (U.S. #15). His signature tune was "Harbor Lights," a number-one hit from late 1950.

Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra & The Kaye Choir - All around the Christmas tree

Honourable Artillery Co's Band - Xmas time in Merry England Part 1 (1922) (Coliseum 1516 mtx 01051) & Honourable Artillery Co's Band - Xmas time in Merry England Part 2 (1922) (Coliseum 1516 mtx 01052) (78rpm)

 Honourable Artillery Co's Band - Xmas time in Merry England Part 1

Honourable Artillery Co's Band - Xmas time in Merry England Part 2

Selvera's & Orkest Eddie de Jong - Kerstmis in Holland (1958) (Telefunken AH_260 mtx HO_312) (78rpm) (Re-upload by request)

De Selvera's vormden een Nederlandstalig schlagerduo uit Weert dat in de jaren 50 en 60 herhaaldelijk de hoogste regionen van de Nederlandse hitlijsten behaalde en meer platen verkocht dan veel rock-'n-rollartiesten. De Selvera's bestonden uit de zusjes Mieke (1937-2000) en Selma Jansen (1931-2019). In 1954 werd het duo opgericht, nadat Selma eerst enkele jaren in Helma en Selma gezongen had. Mieke trad al op als zangeres Vera en door samentrekking van de beide namen ontstond De Selvera's. Door goed productiewerk braken ze twee jaar later door met het lied Twee reebruine ogen, hun eerste single, die meteen de vierde plaats in de hitparade haalde.
Hun grootste succes werd het jaar daarop gelanceerd, namelijk De postkoets. Het nummer dat gecomponeerd en gearrangeerd werd door Jos Cleber en van tekst werd voorzien door Ferry van Delden is een evergreen geworden. In 1960 behaalde het uiteindelijk een platina status (in de jaren vijftig en zestig, toen singles veel beter verkochten dan nu, betekende dat ten minste 200.000 exemplaren). Andere hits, zoals Sleighride in Alaska en Zeg kleine ree, volgden, en dikwijls werden ze nummer een in de hitparade. Hun topjaar was 1959.

Selvera's & Orkest Eddie de Jong - Kerstmis in Holland  

 

Andrews Sisters & Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Christmas candles (November 1949) (Brunswick A 04359 mtx 75082) (78rpm)

The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Anglyn (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" (February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013). The sisters have sold an estimated 80 million records. The Andrews Sisters' harmonies and songs are still influential today, and have been copied and recorded by entertainers such as Patti Page, Bette Midler, Christina Aguilera, Pentatonix, and others.  

 Andrews Sisters & Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Christmas candles 

   

 

dinsdag 30 november 2021

Bobbejaan Schoepen & Orkest Emile Deltour - 'k Zie zo gere m'n duivenkot (1950) (Decca 20.661 mtx Fo 2422) (78rpm)

Bobbejaan Schoepen (a pseudonym of Modest Schoepen; 16 May 1925 – 17 May 2010) was a Flemish pioneer in Belgian pop music, vaudeville, and European country music. Schoepen was a versatile entertainer, entrepreneur, singer-songwriter, guitarist, comedian, actor, and professional whistler, as well as the founder and former director of the amusement park Bobbejaanland. His musical career flourished from 1948 until the first half of the 1970s. He sold more than five million copies from his repertoire of 482 songs, which extended from Twang, cabaret, instrumental film music, chansons, country, to folk and vocal music.Born in Boom, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium, he worked his way up from a working-class environment to become one of the 200 richest people in Belgium.

Bobbejaan Schoepen & Orkest Emile Deltour - 'k Zie zo gere m'n duivenkot

George Formby - When I'm cleaning windows (1936) (Regal Zonophone MR 2199 mtx CAR 4186) (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 - When I'm cleaning windows

vrijdag 26 november 2021

Orkest Zonder Naam & Marketensters & Musketiers - Het ding (1950) (Decca M 33103 mtx AA 34039.1 H) (78rpm)

The Orkest Zonder Naam was a KRO radio orchestra in the 1950s, founded and conducted by Ger de Roos . The first performance took place in November 1946. A call to come up with a name generated thousands of responses, but in the end Orkest Zonder Naam was chosen as the official name. Earlier, in 1932, De Roos had already founded Dance and Showband The Rascals , and in 1948 he founded farmers' chapel De Bietenbouwers , again for the KRO. He was also the compiler of the first hit parade in the Netherlands, the KRO hit parade . The Orkest Zonder Naam collaborated with various vocalists, such as Jany Bron , Sonja Oosterman , Jenny Roda , Yvonne Oostveen and Henk Dorel . These sometimes changing vocalists were referred to as the De Marketentsters and De Musketiers . Occasionally Ger de Roos himself took care of a singing part. The Orchestra was very popular, but it only lasted until 1954.
Orkest Zonder Naam & Marketensters & Musketiers - Het ding