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The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1950s

The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1950s

Item No. GLCD 5103

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 01.04.2004

With the new decade came a revolution in the way in which music would be heard in the home, thanks to the arrival of high fidelity sound and the long-playing record. Both were ideally suited to the requirements of light orchestras, and before long their albums were selling in millions. But for a while 78 and 45rpm singles still dominated the market, and Light Music featured regularly in the lists of latest releases from the record companies. New names such as Ray Martin and Ron Goodwin emerged to challenge the past masters, but there was plenty of room for everyone and the record-buying public were the main beneficiaries. This third CD in Guild's new Light Music series provides a ‘snapshot’ of a world that was determined to start enjoying itself once again, and the bright and breezy sounds produced by so many orchestras world-wide undoubtedly contributed towards those happy feelings.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Liza Ira & George Gershwin, Sammy Kahn DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:27
02 Caravan Duke Ellington PHILIP GREEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:35
03 Marching Strings Marshall Ross EDMUNDO ROS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:21
04 Fandango Frank Perkins, Bradford HUGO WINTERHALTER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
05 Heart-O-London Charles Williams CHARLES WILLIAMS AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:42
06 Hey Presto! Brett Wilson, arr. Trevor Duncan NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by Frederic Curzon 2:46
07 The Melody Maker Noel Gay ROBERTO INGLEZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:01
08 Proud Canvas Robert Farnon QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:07
09 Festival Richard Addinsell MANTOVANI AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:55
10 Blue Moon Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:55
11 Dancing Bells Ray Martin GROSVENOR CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by PEDER VAN ZUIDER 2:47
12 Granada Augustin Lara MONTY KELLY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:42
13 Petite Waltz Joe Heyne BILLY COTTON AND HIS BAND 3:04
14 Shortcake Walk Sidney Torch SIDNEY TORCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:16
15 Flirtation Waltz R. Heywood FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:03
16 Angel Cake Angela Morley DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS METROPOLE ORCHESTRA 2:45
17 Waltz Of The Bubbles David Rose DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:15
18 Sportsmaster Robert Busby DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA/ ROBERT FARNON 2:50
19 Paris Interlude Edward White MUSIC BY CAMARATA 3:05
20 At Last, At Last Charles Trenet RAY MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:50
21 Roller Coaster Busch, Delugg HENRI RENE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:54
22 The Moon Was Yellow Ahlert STANLEY BLACK, HIS PIANO AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:37
23 Piccadilly Spree Cyril Watters NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by R. de PORTEN 2:34
24 Champagne March Geoffrey Henman QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:48
25 Jungle Fantasy Esy Morales PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:13
26 Parade of the Film Hits - 'Broadway Melody, Laura, Wedding Of The Painted Doll, Please, Over The Rainbow, 'A Fine Romance, Be My Love, La Ronde, The Trolley Song MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 9:22
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