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The Golden Age of Light Music: Strings In Rhythm

The Golden Age of Light Music: Strings In Rhythm

Item No. GLCD 5167

Light Music

Price: GBP 8,75 / USD

Medium: CD 
Release Date: 26.03.2010

In the hands of a talented arranger, a touch of rhythm can transform an ordinary melody into something rather special. Some music couldn?t exist without it: most of the glorious melodies associated with Latin America have rhythm as an essential ingredient, and it is easy to understand how it swept the world in the middle years of the 20th century. Even the more sedate ballrooms of Europe from a much earlier period succumbed to the allure of ?new? sensations such as waltzes, which were regarded with suspicion when they first invaded the dance floor. Tastes may change, but it cannot be denied that even a modest touch of rhythm can cause a smile ? not to mention a tapping foot. There is plenty on offer in this collection, from the afore-mentioned Latin American to quicksteps, slow foxtrots, polkas and loads of pleasant surprises. With orchestras such as Percy Faith, Frank Chacksfield, Andre Kostelanetz, George Melachrino, Paul Weston and Robert Farnon on board, the quality is assured.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Habanera (from ?Natoma?) Victor Herbert, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
02 Swinging On A Star Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke, arr. Roland Shaw FRANK CHACKSFIELD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:41
03 You Do Something To Me Cole Porter VICTOR SILVESTER AND HIS SILVER STRINGS 2:01
04 In The Heat Of The Day Gordon Jenkins GORDON JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:40
05 Greenwich Village J. George Johnson NEW WORLD THEATRE ORCHESTRA 3:27
06 La Colpa Fu Eros Sciorilli GEORGE MELACHRINO Conducting the Orchestra of the 6th Sanremo Festival 1956 1:45
07 In A Sentimental Mood Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz, Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington PHILIP GREEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:58
08 Da Capo Georges Boulanger HANS GEORG ARLT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:07
09 In Love In Vain (from Centennial Summer) Jerome Kern PAUL WESTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
10 Poor Little Rich Girl Noel Coward, arr. Peter Yorke PETER YORKE AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:27
12 La Cumparsita Gerardo H. Matos Rodriguez CARMEN DRAGON AND THE CAPITOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 4:57
13 Cancer Harold (Hal) Mooney HAL MOONEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:59
15 You Are My Heart?s Delight (from the musical Land of Smiles) Franz Leh GEOFF LOVE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:57
16 Sweetheart Of All My Dreams Art Fitch, Kay Fitch, Herbert C. Lowe, arr. Ronald Binge RONALD BINGE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:27
17 Neapolitan Nites Mambo Zamecnik, Kerr MONTY KELLY AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:08
18 Rain Eugene Ford, arr. Nelson Riddle NELSON RIDDLE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:25
19 La Cucaracha Traditional P?P? GONZALEZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:51
20 Let?s Beguine Otto Cesana OTTO CESANA AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:37
21 Tango Of Regret Ray Martin RAY MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:09
22 La Petite Gavotte Joseph Fran?ois Heyne DOLF VAN DER LINDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as ?VAN LYNN? on LP) 2:38
23 Horizonte Lara BERT KAEMPFERT AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as ?BOB PARKER? on disc label) 2:44
24 I Wished On The Moon Ralph Rainger JACKIE GLEASON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:02
25 I Got Rhythm George Gershwin ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:52
26 Glamour - Tango Jacob Gade WERNER M?LLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (as ?RICARDO SANTOS and his Tango Orchestra?) 3:49
27 Sugar Loaf Safranski, Lowe DAVID CARROLL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:10
28 Fireworks Polka Johann Strauss, arr. Robert Farnon ROBERT FARNON AND HIS ORCHESTRA (LP label credits Jack Saunders Orchestra) 2:52
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