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The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1950s Volume 5 - Sunny Side Up

The Golden Age of Light Music: The 1950s Volume 5 - Sunny Side Up

Item No. GLCD 5142

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 31.01.2008

This selection has been chosen with the aim of recalling the cheerful, bright and breezy style of music that – over fifty years later – our memories tell us seemed prevalent in the 1950s. Typically the entertainment profession at the time was trying to provide an antidote to the post-war misery and austerity that was still afflicting so many countries. Listening to these happy sounds one can be forgiven for forgetting that the early 1950s witnessed rationing and shortages of most luxury items. Of particular interest are examples of light music featuring the young Bert Kaempfert, Franck Pourcel, Cyril Ornadel and Mahlon Merrick alongside established favourites such as Ray Martin, Robert Farnon and Sidney Torch.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Sunny Side Up De Sylva, Brown, Henderson – arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:57
02 Las Vegas Bert Kaempfert BERT KAEMPFERT AND HIS ORCHESTRA (‘BOB PARKER’ on record label) 2:36
03 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Luis Gugliemi, Jacques Larue, David Mack – arr. John Gregory, real name Giovanni Gregori CYRIL ORNADEL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:51
04 Baffi Nino Ravasini MONIA LITER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:15
05 Clown On The Eiffel Tower Jacques Strop, Dany Michel FRANCK POURCEL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:31
06 My Friend Elizabeth Robert Katscher RAY MARTIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:12
07 Toot Sweet Ira Lee DAVID CARROLL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
08 Red Cloak Ron Goodwin RON GOODWIN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:36
09 Bumps-a-Daisy George Siravo GEORGE SIRAVO AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:38
10 The Telegraph Operator And The Chorus Girl Bernie Wayne, real name Bernard Weitzner BERNIE WAYNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
11 Pizzicato Waltz Georges Boulanger GEORGE LIBERACE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:26
12 Easy On The Eyes Marvin M. Wright GROSVENOR STUDIO ORCHESTRA 2:15
13 Vuelve Noro Morales, arr. Laurie Johnson AMBROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH STRINGS Conducted by LAURIE JOHNSON 2:17
14 Madame Pompadour Jack Say, real name Jacques Ysaye ROBERT FRENCH AND HIS CONTINENTAL ORCHESTRA 2:41
15 Starlight Angela Morley DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:52
16 Party Dress Tony Tamburello, arr. Bruce Campbell TELECAST ORCHESTRA Conducted by ELLIOTT MAYES 2:16
17 Mischievous Mac Ronald Binge CRAWFORD LIGHT ORCHESTRA 2:54
18 Holiday On The Road Peter (Gabriel Philippe) Pares, Roger Roger GROSVENOR STUDIO ORCHESTRA 2:47
19 Lido Fashion Parade Len Stevens CRAWFORD LIGHT ORCHESTRA 2:49
20 Flat Spin Cyril Watters LOUIS VOSS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:40
21 Fairy Coach Ernest Tomlinson CRAWFORD LIGHT ORCHESTRA 2:37
22 Practical Joker Van Phillips STUTTGART RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by KURT REHFELD 2:42
23 Bel Air Frank Sterling, real name Dennis Berry DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:50
24 The Hansom Cab - London Transport Suite Sidney Torch DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:08
25 Rosie The Red Omnibus - London Transport Suite Sidney Torch DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:01
26 5.52 From Victorloo - London Transport Suite Sidney Torch DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 2:14
27 My Last Love Lewis, Cochrane GEOFF LOVE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:03
28 Prairie Duster Mahlon Merrick MAHLON MERRICK AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
29 Orange Nelson Riddle SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by FRANK SINATRA 2:56
30 Dance Of Fury Nacio Herb Brown DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:40
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