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The Parlophone Recordings Vol.1 1960-1962
The Parlophone Recordings Vol.1 1960-1962

4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable nostalgia, 9 Aug 2013
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A well-recorded set of standards from this band. Went to hear the latest Temperance Seven a week ago, and most of these numbers are still played by the band.


Daar In Het Kleine Café Aan De Haven
Daar In Het Kleine Café Aan De Haven
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5.0 out of 5 stars red rose café, 20 July 2013
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Dutch version of this popular song - it may well have been written originally in Dutch - and the café here is down in the harbour. The singer is a popular guest on André Rieu's shows.


Wasser ist zum Waschen da
Wasser ist zum Waschen da
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3.0 out of 5 stars comedy number, 20 July 2013
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Another popular comedy record form the late fifties, listing various uses for water. The final line is "Auch bei manchen Füßen würde man's begrüssen" - many people's feet could do with it as well.


Fräulein
Fräulein
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4.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia, 20 July 2013
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Chris Howland, an Englishman reputed to be the first DJ on German radio, made this recording in German, deliberately emphasising his English accent. It was a big hit in the late fifties, when I bought it on a 7" record. He usually clowned around on radio, calling himself Heinrich Punmpernickel amongst other things.


Ode To Maastricht (Live In Maastricht / 2012) [feat. Benny Neijman]
Ode To Maastricht (Live In Maastricht / 2012) [feat. Benny Neijman]
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5.0 out of 5 stars puzzled, 5 July 2013
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I downloaded this track after watching Benny Neymann perform with André Rieu, apparently in a concert recorded in 2012. I liked Neymann's style - rather like the French chantonniers such as Georges Brassens, and was amazed to discover that he had died in 2008.
Was an old clip inserted in the concert recording or was it someone imitating Neymann that I saw? I find the latter hard to believe, and would welcome enlightenment!
Whatever the truth, the performance is all the more poignant for knowing that the man died young, having informed his fans that he hadn't long to live. A moving and excellent tribute to his memory.


Essential Ballroom Classics
Essential Ballroom Classics
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3.0 out of 5 stars A strange selection, 14 Jan 2013
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Not quite the collection I had expected, although 'strictly' speaking, all the tunes belong in the ballroom. No complaints about the quality, but there are rather too many tangos to make this a representative selection.


Dance Date
Dance Date
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4.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong, 14 Jan 2013
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The quality one would expect from this fine orchestra. A mixture of good tunes, several of which are played as part of medleys.


Shall We Dance?
Shall We Dance?
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to listen to, 14 Jan 2013
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It's great to hear this music played using modern recording techniques, and who better than John Wilson to do this?


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2.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected, 30 Dec 2011
I was looking forward to receiving what I thought would be a detailed biography of Benny Goodman. What I received, however, could best be described as a booklet - about 25 pages of narrative biography, followed by a short discography and 10 pages explaining the copyright.

Although I did find things of interest, I was appalled at the spelling/printing errors that litter the book from beginning to end - the standard of writing was akin to a dissertation written by a schoolboy, rather than a graduate.


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