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The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1930s

The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1930s

Item No. GLCD 5106

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 01.09.2004

The 1930s witnessed many advances in entertainment for the masses. Films were now talking, radio was making great strides in the home, and the electrical recording that had been fully developed as the 1920s drew to a close meant that records no longer sounded ‘hissy’ and ‘tinny’ - provided that you owned a reasonable gramophone on which to play them. Light music was thriving, not only through the afore-mentioned modern miracles, but also at the seaside, in public parks and in theatres throughout the land where ensembles, large and small, were in their hey-day. The record companies reflected this wide diversity of musical choice, and the recordings in this collection offer many contrasting styles. Today’s restoration techniques are revealing just how far the art of sound recording had progressed by the 1930s.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Curtain Up - from "Ballerina Suite" Arthur Wood BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL with REGINALD FOORT, Organ 3:08
02 Wedding Of The Rose Jessel JACK HYLTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:14
03 ‘Westwards’ from "Four Ways Suite" Eric Coates NEW LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS 4:03
04 Tea Dolls’ Parade L. Noiret WEST END CELEBRITY ORCHESTRA 3:05
05 Plymouth Hoe John Ansell LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by JOHN ANSELL 6:51
06 Glow Worm Idyll Paul Lincke NEW LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 0:15
07 March Of The Bowmen Frederic Curzon from the 'Robin Hood Suite' LONDON PALLADIUM ORCHESTRA Conducted by CLIFFORD GREENWOOD 3:56
08 The Immortals - Concert Overture Reginald King LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER GOEHR 7:23
09 Butterflies In The Rain Sherman Myers FRED HARTLEY’S QUINTET 2:40
10 May Day Overture Haydn Wood LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by HAYDN WOOD 6:24
11 Moths Around Tbe Candle Flame Dolphe, Gordon, Randal ALFREDO CAMPOLI AND HIS SALON ORCHESTRA 2:15
12 Overture from - Tänzerische Suite” Dance Suite BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by EDUARD KÜNNEKE 7:10
13 The Nightingale’s Morning Greeting Recktenwald MAREK WEBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
14 Slaughter On Tenth Avenue – from ‘On Your Toes’ Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart PAUL WHITEMAN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 7:58
15 Dance Of The Icicles - from "The Wooing of the Snowflakes" Kennedy Russell LESLIE JEFFRIES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
16 Samum Carl Robrecht, arr. Phil Cardew BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA Conducted by HENRY HALL 2:33
17 Music From The Movies - 1937 selection - March of the Movies, WE Saw the Sea, Would You?, Top Hat, My Heart and I, Broadway Rhythm, Where Are You? September in the Rain, Thanks a Million, Lovely Lady, I Saw a Ship a-sailing, March of the Movies LOUIS LEVY AND HIS GAUMONT-BRITISH SYMPHONY 8:36
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