Notes by JOHN MILDER
It is no novelty to be told that such and such generally acknowledged musical masterpiece failed miserably to please the audience at its first performance. However, not all these initial failures resulted from the music’s being too far in advance of its listeners, or even too far removed from their general aesthetic atmosphere.
Label: CBS 72387
Cover Photo: Bob Cato
Einleitung, Täubchen, Das Entflattert Ist, Ach, Mein Armer Mann, Glücklich Ist, Wer Vergisst/Trinke, Liebchen, Ha, Welch Ein Fest, Oh Je, Wie Rührt Mich Dies/Folgen Sie Mir, Brüderlein Und Schwesterlein, Ein Souper, Uhren-Duett, Eins-zwei-drei, Mein Her Marquis, Ich Lade Gern Mir Gäste Ein. Spiel’ Ich ‘ne Dame Von Paris, Klänge Der Heimat and many more.
Label: Polydor 237 160
Anneliese Rothenberger, who endeared herself to thousands who watched Eric Robinson’s BBC TV programme “Music for You”, has in a very few years established herself as an international artiste with a wide repertoire ranging from operetta to Richard Strauss.
Label: HMV SXLP 30099
If you start throwing around statistics, Billy Vaughn really comes out on top. In addition to his several million-seller albums, one of them ‘Sail Along Silv’ry Moon,’ has by now gone over the three million mark. He’s got awards by the dozen — ‘best selling orchestra’ Most programmed orchestra,’ best studio orchestra’ plus special honors like the Golden Tulip award in Holland, the Gold Cow Bell award in Switzerland. Three Million Sellers from Germany, and similar recognition from Sweden and all over Latin America.
This album is yet another example of Billy Vaughn’s magic, listen to his superb interpretations of such great standards as La Paloma, Brazil, Perfidia and of course the famous Stan Kenton standard ‘The Peanut Vendor.’
Label: Contour Records 2870 322
Latin American rhythms constitute one topic on which every-one in the world of ballroom is agreed. They are unrivalled for colour, vivacity and cultivating a universal urge to move one’s limbs in tempo.
Sydney Thompson, a leading name in British ballroom dancing music for twenty-one years, has epitomised all the attractive appeal of the cha cha cha, paso doble, samba and rumba in this scintillating LP collection. He has not neglected the music itself in favour of a metronomically strict tempo as others have done on record, but has accommodated both in an adroit fashion which will satisfy dancing teachers, their pupils and Latin American aficionados alike.
Label: Sydney Thompson Dance Records SDR 2001
The name of Hollywood has been associated with films for many years past and most of America\’s great films have been made there. Although the motion picture industry has now spread far beyond the confines of Hollywood itself, people all over the world still associate the name of this Californian city with any American film they may chance to see.
Label: World Record Club TP616
I’d like to tell you a little about how Dave’s MY FAVOURITE THINGS came to be. In the course of his career, Dave has recorded many Rodgers tunes – several of the songs in this album, in fact, have appeared in other Brubeck versions. For example, Dave’s first recording of one of his special favourites, My Romance, dates back to an album he made for Fantasy Records at Mills College eleven years ago, before he came to CBS.
Label: CBS BPG 62643
Cover Photo: Jerome Ducrot