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The Golden Age of Light Music: Contrasts: From the 1960s back to the 1920s - Vol. 2

The Golden Age of Light Music: Contrasts: From the 1960s back to the 1920s - Vol. 2

Item No. GLCD 5223

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 15.11.2014

Back in 2007 Guild released two collections covering four decades of Light Music, from the 1920s to the 1950s (GLCD5134 & 5135). This concept was revisited in GLCD5218 with a selection of ‘Contrasts’ where the scope was widened to include the 1960s. During work on the project it soon became apparent that just one CD could not fully do justice to the idea, hence this second volume along similar lines. The somewhat sedate styles of earlier years were inevitably affected by the influences of the jazz era. Then the arrival of electrical sound recording in the mid-1920s, and the major impact of the cinema when talking pictures arrived, meant that vast amounts of Light Music in its many different styles was required. Finally by the 1960s the perfection of high fidelity and stereo sound often allowed composers, arrangers and conductors to express themselves in a spectacular fashion previously unimaginable. All this is vividly illustrated in the very varied collection on this CD.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Gala Premiere Laurie Johnson GROUP-FIFTY ORCHESTRA Conducted by LAURIE JOHNSON 2:49
02 La Dolce Vita Nino Rota, arr. Brian Fahey CYRIL ORNADEL AND THE STARLIGHT SYMPHONY 2:48
03 Travel Topic Robert Farnon QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:24
04 "Young At Heart" - Theme from the film Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh RUSS CONWAY, piano, with TONY OSBORNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA and THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS 3:07
05 "How The West Was Won" - Main title music Alfred Newman MGM STUDIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ALFRED NEWMAN 1:34
06 Fanfare Boogie Brian Fahey, Eric Winstone FRANK CORDELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:39
07 Nobody Loves You Like I Do (from the operetta "Paganini") Franz Lehár, arr. Joseph Kuhn HARRY HERMANN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:29
08 Absinthe Frappé Earle H. Hagen, Herbert Spencer THE SPENCER-HAGEN ORCHESTRA 2:33
09 Streets, Skyscrapers And Sun, Inc Avent de Monfred WAL-BERG AND HIS ORCHESTRA 4:43
10 Il Fait Des Bonds Gilbert Becaud CHRISTIAN CHEVALLIER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:28
11 French Fries Ray Hartley, Eddie Cassen - real name Edward Kassner MONIA LITER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:18
12 Nostalgia David Rose FREDDY MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:05
13 Prelude To Glamour Frederic Curzon NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by JACK LEON 3:08
14 Sophisticated Lady Edward Kennedy 'Duke’ Ellington, arr. Sidney Torch QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 6:07
15 Pasobolero Mischa Michaeloff LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 2:26
16 The Dawn Breaks Cedric King Palmer LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 2:41
17 Everything’s Been Done Before (from the film "Reckless") Harry Adamson, Jack King, Edwin H. Knopf MARIO 'HARP’ LORENZI AND HIS RHYTHMICS 3:18
18 Portrait Of A Toy Soldier Montague Ewing ALBERT SANDLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:46
19 Wild Ride (A Study in Fox Trot Rhythm) Henry Hall BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA Conducted by HENRY HALL 3:05
20 Jolly Joker Ernst Fischer OTTO DOBRINDT AND HIS PIANO SYMPHONISTS 2:37
21 Pan And The Wood Goblins Otto Rathke INTERNATIONAL NOVELTY QUARTET 2:47
22 Spread A Little Happiness Vivian Ellis NEW MAYFAIR DANCE ORCHESTRA Conducted by CARROLL GIBBONS 2:59
23 Sweet Nothings Milton J. Rettenberg SHILKRET’S RHYTHM MELODISTS 2:42
24 From The Canebreak Samuel Gardner NEW LIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2:09
25 Little Boy Blues Vivian Ellis, Desmond Carter JACK HYLTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:28
26 Dancing Goblin Walter R. Collins HARRY HUDSON’S MELODY MEN featuring Max Klein, Xylophone 3:07
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