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The Golden Age of Light Music: The Show Goes On

The Golden Age of Light Music: The Show Goes On

Item No. GLCD 5149

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 31.08.2008

This album's title is a well-worn cliché in thespian circles, and it perfectly sets the scene for a collection of mostly bright, up-tempo numbers with a theatrical feel. As one would expect, Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business" is featured in a scintillating arrangement by Angela Morley, but the worlds of radio and television are also well represented alongside the cinema and musical theatre. Other composers who excelled at this type of music include Ivor Slaney, Nacio Herb Brown, Jack Beaver, Eric Rogers, Jack Strachey, Robert Farnon, Sidney Torch, Peter Yorke and Edward White. Many of the works made their debut in the recorded music libraries of leading London music publishers during the middle years of the last century, which was a particularly fruitful period for quality light music expressing a wide variety of moods and styles.


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Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 The Show Goes On Ivor Slaney HUDSON ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER WARREN (real name MEYER DE WOLFE) 1:59
02 Broadway Melody Nacio Herb Brown FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:07
03 The Film Opens (Eleventh Hour Melody) King Palmer LONDON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER COLLINS 2:37
04 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You Buddy De Sylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson, arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
05 News Theatre Jack Beaver QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 2:12
06 Startime Eric Rogers FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS with WINIFRED ATWELL, piano 2:28
07 South Wales And West – Television March Eric Coates ERIC COATES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
08 Television Playhouse Len Stevens, full name Herbert Leonard Stevens THE CRAWFORD LIGHT ORCHESTRA 2:43
09 Picture Parade Jack Beaver QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES WILLIAMS 2:56
10 Curtain Time Bob Haymes ACQUAVIVA AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:14
11 Stars In My Eyes (from “The King Steps Out”) Fritz Kreisler ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
12 Up With The Curtain Jack Strachey NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by FREDERICK CURZON 2:39
13 Back Stage Harry Rabinowitz NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH BÖRSCHEL 3:18
14 Leading Lady Edward White DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:04
15 Top Of The Bill Jack Strachey QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 2:43
16 Chorus Girl Claud Vane, real name Rufus Isaacs WEST END CELEBRITY ORCHESTRA 2:39
17 The Man On The Flying Trapeze Alfred Lee, George Leybourne GEORGE TZIPINE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:12
18 It’s In The Air – theme from the film Harry Parr-Davies ROYAL AIR FORCE ORCHESTRA Conducted by Wing Commander R.P. O’DONNELL, MVO 2:16
19 Floor Show Len Stevens, full name Herbert Leonard Stevens NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH BÖRSCHEL 2:05
20 Lap Of Luxury Angela Morley TELECAST ORCHESTRA Conducted by ELLIOTT MAYES 2:30
21 Gay And Glamorous Kenneth Essex, real name Rufus Isaacs DANISH STATE RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT FARNON 3:00
22 A Star Is Born Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:43
23 ITMA Signature Tune Michael North, arr. Ronald Hanmer BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA, leader FRANK CANTELL, Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL 3:16
24 The Spice Of Life James Kennedy, Michael Carr, arr. Ronald Hanmer CHARLES SHADWELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:50
25 Radio Romantic Sidney Torch, real name Sidney Torchinsky QUEEN’S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH 3:02
26 South Bank Paul Fenoulhet STUTTGART RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by KURT REHFELD 2:38
27 Premiere Trevor Duncan, real name Leonard CharlesTrebilco NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA Conducted by JACK LEON 3:15
28 Melody Of The Stars Peter Yorke PETER YORKE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:41
29 There’s No Business Like Show Business Irving Berlin, arr. Angela Morley WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:05
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