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The Golden Age of Light Music: Melody Mixture

The Golden Age of Light Music: Melody Mixture

Item No. GLCD 5197

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 15.09.2012

Unlike many of the CDs in this “Golden Age of Light Music” series, this collection does not have a special theme or concept. It is simply a varied mixture of melodies featuring works by composers who are well-known to light music aficionados, plus a good helping of pieces by ‘giants’ of the music world, such as Henry Mancini (his laid-back theme for the TV series “Mr Lucky”), Duke Ellington (his evocative standard “Caravan” gets a special treatment by the Wal-Berg Orchestra) and Ron Goodwin (with one of his own compositions “Pleasure Island”). Most of these numbers have been considered for recent collections, but had been temporarily ‘shelved’ for various reasons – usually because the CDs were already full. But they don’t deserve to be forgotten, because they all possess their own special charms. Therefore the ‘Mixture’ offers the big names mentioned above, together with several (the likes of Dolf van der Linden, Trevor Duncan, Cyril Watters, Angela Morley and Bernie Wayne) who have become Guild favourites as a result of their less familiar works finally receiving the attention they fully deserve.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Cab Rank Dolf van der Linden THE SYMPHONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by LUDO PHILIPP 2:47
02 Mr. Lucky (theme from the TV series) Henry Mancini FRANK CORDELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:16
03 Caravan Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington WAL-BERG AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:46
04 Down Under (from the film 'The Sundowners') Adapted and Arranged by Dimitri Tiomkin TOMMY REILLY, Harmonica with WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:29
05 Gloria's Theme from 'Butterfield 8' Bronislau Kaper, Hal David DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:53
06 Bilbao-Song (from 'Happy End') Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:00
07 With Tongue In Cheek Trevor Duncan, real name Leonard Trebilco THE SYMPHONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by CURT ANDERSEN 2:48
08 Spring Collection Peter Hope THE CRAWFORD LIGHT ORCHESTRA 2:49
09 Scurry For Strings Lester B. Hart DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'The Harmonic Orchestra Conducted by David Johnson' on disc label) 3:07
10 Spinette Murray Newman, arr. Bruce Campbell BRUCE CAMPBELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA ('Coronet Orchestra' on disc label) 2:44
11 The Cool Caballero Bernie Wayne, real name Bernard Weitzner BERNIE WAYNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:17
12 Pleasure Island Ron Goodwin RON GOODWIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:29
13 Alma Mia Fred Hartley FRED HARTLEY AND HIS MUSIC 2:47
14 I Aim At The Stars (theme from the film) Laurie Johnson LAURIE JOHNSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:31
15 Dear Old Pals Angela Morley TELECAST ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANGELA MORLEY (as 'Walter Stott') 2:58
16 Leaps And Bounds Cyril Watters DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'Paul Franklin' on disc label) 2:31
17 Tango Of The Flowers Juan Rosa DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:39
18 Peacock In Piccadilly Wilfred Burns, real name Bernard Wilfred Harris LOUIS VOSS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:53
19 Continental Highways Harold Geller GROUP-FORTY ORCHESTRA Conducted by LAURIE JOHNSON 2:31
20 Galop On Strings Tom Wyler, real name Toni Leutwiler THE HARMONIC STRINGS Conducted by TOM WYLER 2:19
21 Guaracha (No. 3 of Latin American Symphonette) Morton Gould SIDNEY TORCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:13
22 Brandy Snaps Peter Yorke DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'The Harmonic Orchestra Conducted by David Johnson' on disc label) 2:43
23 Chicken Noodle Peter Dennis, real name Dennis Alfred Berry DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'Paul Franklin' on disc label) 2:52
24 Route Nationale Roger Roger THE PARIS STUDIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by PHILIPPE PARES 2:56
25 On Stage Billy Mack, real names Walter Collins, William MacDonnell DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as 'Paul Franklin' on disc label) 2:21
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