CD Duration: 60.47 / Year: 2012
2012 release containing unpublished recordings from Blackpool, featuring Watson Holmes, Ernest Broadbent, Horace Finch and Reginald Dixon.
WATSON HOLMES AT THE OPERA HOUSE (1966):
Polly / Valse Bleu / Hallelujah / Lover Come Back to Me / Bless This House / Jolly Good Company
ERNEST BROADBENT AT THE TOWER BALLROOM (1974):
Wedding of the Painted Doll / Vaya con Dios / ‘Deed I Do / Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue / Sweet Sue, Just You / Sweet Georgia Brown / All My Loving / Autumn Leaves / Lara’s Theme (from Dr. Zhivago) / Come to the Cabaret / Just One of Those Things / Lullaby of Broadway / Rhapsody in Blue / S’Wonderful / Someone to Watch Over Me / Fascinating Rhythm / Love Walked In / I Got Rhythm
HORACE FINCH AT THE EMPRESS BALLROOM (1959/1960):
On the Prom, Prom, Prom, Prom Promenade / These Foolish Things / Over My Shoulder / Joeys Song / The Man I Love / Tin Can Fusiliers / Signature Tune
REGINALD DIXON AT THE TOWER BALLROOM (1934 taken from Metal Masters):
London Bridge March / La Paloma / Aloha Oe / O Sole Mio / La Cucaracha / Blaze Away / With Sword and Lance / I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
From the CD Inlay – ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: It could be said that this CD has been over thirty years in the production stage. The first seed of an idea fell on stoney ground. Then with the Millennium came a new impetus, but again nothing. It was the passing of my recording colleague, Les Brumpton, that a start was made on the many hundreds of master tapes we had recorded together, along with his wish that these should be made available. My thanks also to Alan Ashton for providing recordings from his very comprehensive collection. Finally, I have to acknowledge the late Stuart Eltham and the heroic task he completed in producing sounds from what at first were thought to be unplayable metal master discs. Some of the technical skills used pre-dates Digital technology by a good many years.
…Ken Mellor. <
VARIOUS – The Tower And The Glory
Unpublished recordings from Blackpool, featuring Watson Holmes, Ernest Broadbent, Horace Finch and Reginald Dixon.