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The Golden Age of Light Music: That?s Light Musical Entertainment

The Golden Age of Light Music: That?s Light Musical Entertainment

Item No. GLCD 5158

Light Music

Price: GBP 8,75 / USD

Medium: CD 
Release Date: 01.06.2009

This compilation is largely inspired by the great Conrad Salinger, one of the creators of the sound of the Hollywood musicals in their glory days, although his name means nothing to most people. But Salinger's ''That's Entertainment'' is probably second only to Irving Berlin's ''There's No Business Like Show Business'' as a great show business anthem, and it sets the scene for many examples of outstanding melodies from films and the stage. Performances by top orchestras such as Wally Stott, Percy Faith, Andre Kostelanetz, George Melachrino and David Rose testify to the creative genius of all the composers involved. The finale offers a suite from the largely forgotten film ''Since You Went Away'', composed and conducted by Max Steiner.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 That?s Entertainment (from ?The Band Wagon?) Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz ? arr. Conrad Salinger CONRAD SALINGER ORCHESTRA Conducted by BUDDY BREGMAN 2:09
02 Westminster Waltz Robert Farnon ANGELA MORLEY AND HER ORCHESTRA (as ?Wally Stott?) 3:06
03 Ruby (from the film ?Ruby Gentry?) Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH AND HIS ORCHESTRA 6:29
04 Waltzes from ?Count Of Luxembourg? Franz Leh ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:01
05 All My Life (Theme from film ?Eight O?Clock Walk?) George Melachrino GERALDO AND HIS NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:29
06 This Can?t Be Love (from the musical ?The Boys From Syracuse?) Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart RICHARD HAYMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:41
07 I?ll See You In My Dreams (featured in the film ?I?ll See You in My Dreams?) Gus Kahn, Isham Jones, arr. Ronald Binge RONALD BINGE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
08 But Beautiful (from the film ?The Road To Rio?) Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen GLENN OSSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:08
09 ?All About Eve? Film Music Alfred Newman ALFRED NEWMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:28
10 Blue Theme (featured in the film ?True Lies?) Robert Farnon THE ALL-STARS 3:13
11 Love from the film ?Ziegfeld Follies?) ( Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane ANDRE KOSTELANETZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1:42
12 ?The Girl In Pink Tights? ? Overture Sigmund Romberg, arr. Robert Farnon ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY SYLVAN LEVIN 3:29
13 This Heart Of Mine (from the film ?Ziegfeld Follies?) Harry Warren THE MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO 2:41
14 Time Was (original title Duerme) M. Prado, B. Sancristobal ? arr, Mario Ruiz Armengol MARIO RUIZ ARMENGOL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:29
15 Here In My Arms (from the musical ?Dearest Enemy?) Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, arr. Richard Jones THE PITTSBURGH STRINGS Conducted by RICHARD JONES 2:20
16 Buckle Down, Winsocki (from the musical ?Best Foot Forward?) Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane, arr. William Hill-Bowen HILL BOWEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:20
17 Body and Soul (from the revue ?Three?s A Crowd?) Johnny Green MORTON GOULD AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:46
18 Make Believe (from the musical ?Show Boat?) Jerome Kern GEOFF LOVE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:16
19 Theme from the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 (featured in the film ?Brief Encounter?) arr. William Hill-Bowen THE MELACHRINO ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE MELACHRINO featuring ARTHUR SANDFORD, piano 2:56
20 Waltz For My Lady Frank Perkins FRANK PERKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:26
21 Inspiration Point Frank De Vol FRANK DE VOL AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2:47
22 Enchanted Night Leroy Holmes LEROY HOLMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:08
23 Come Rain Or Come Shine (from the musical ?St Louis Woman?) Harold Arlen DAVID ROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 3:17
24 ?Since You Went Away? Incidental Music from the film Max Steiner MAX STEINER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 9:23
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