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    Does anyone else enjoy the work of this great composer of light music,he wrote some lovely pieces. My favourites are The Typewriter, Sleigh Ride, The Sandpaper Waltz, The Syncopated Clock, Blue Tango, and Belle of the Ball.



    I remember that ,"Belle of the Ball." was the theme tune to the old "Star Sound." film magazine programme in the seventies.

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    Wonderful light music composer.

    I think virtually every band played a version of The Blue Tango!

    Somewhere in the garage I have a 78rpm of Plink, Plank, Plonk by Ken Mackintosh, with Harlem Nocturne on the other side - that really is a double A-side recording.

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    What is it about Light Music that always lifts my spirits?

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    name='alan gowdy']What is it about Light Music that always lifts my spirits?
    It's the wonderful memories they evoke from days gone by.

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    One of my childhood memories is the Mike Sammes Singers. Sing Something Simple - was that on the radio on a Sunday evening?

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    name='Gazza']One of my childhood memories is the Mike Sammes Singers. Sing Something Simple - was that on the radio on a Sunday evening?


    Sing something simple was the Cliff Adams Singers not Mike Sammes backed by Jack Emblow

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    Thanks Earl, can't say I remember them, only the song. it's always stuck in my head.

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    name='earlb']



    ...... backed by Jack Emblow






    Oooh.....spooky.



    As I read this post I am listening to "The Galloping Gaucho" by Stackridge which features Jack in spectacular form.



    Fred

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    I have a cd of Jack playing some French tunes, cant recall what its called but it was very good, it was on a budget label and as is the norm for these kind of releases the artists are not credited on the cover or the label, Jack only gets a credit on the sleevenotes.

    Am I right in saying that Jack Emblow plays accordion on the Last of the Summer Wine theme.

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    name='bhowells']



    Am I right in saying that Jack Emblow plays accordion on the Last of the Summer Wine theme.




    Yes,you are.

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    name='bhowells']I have a cd of Jack playing some French tunes, cant recall what its called but it was very good, it was on a budget label and as is the norm for these kind of releases the artists are not credited on the cover or the label, Jack only gets a credit on the sleevenotes.
    I recorded some albums with Jack for a budget label called 'The French Collection' back in the early 70's, does that ring a bell?

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    Yes Earl B that sounds like the recordins I have.



    Funnily enough I have just been listening to the Navy Lark on BBC7, I assume Jack played accordion on that theme.

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    name='bhowells'].....



    I assume Jack played accordion on that theme.




    Actually.....that's not an accordion.



    It's a harmonica and it's played by the inestimable Tommy Reilly.

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    name='Freddie Freeloader']Actually.....that's not an accordion.



    It's a harmonica and it's played by the inestimable Tommy Reilly.


    Of course it is what was I thinking of.

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    name='bhowells']Yes Earl B that sounds like the recordins I have.


    I'd be very interested to know where you got the CD as I have only a few vinyls which I'd like to update. Jack has quite a history. He played on 'Sing something Simple' along with many a TV and radio Shows. I used him on Radio Luxembourg for our equivalent of S.S.S and our show was called 'Tune a Minute' sponsored by Horace Batchelor.


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    name='earlb']I'd be very interested to know where you got the CD as I have only a few vinyls which I'd like to update. Jack has quite a history. He played on 'Sing something Simple' along with many a TV and radio Shows. I used him on Radio Luxembourg for our equivalent of S.S.S and our show was called 'Tune a Minute' sponsored by Horace Batchelor.



    Earl B if I think I bought it in the now defunct MVC store in Bournemouth,





    I have the details for you



    PARIS MUSETTE 20 ACCORDION FAVOURITES SUMMIT LABEL SUMCD 4149.



    The publishing date is 1997, good luck in findiing it.



    Hope this his helfpul.

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    name='bhowells']Earl B if I think I bought it in the now defunct MVC store in Bournemouth,

    I have the details for you PARIS MUSETTE 20 ACCORDION FAVOURITES SUMMIT LABEL SUMCD 4149. The publishing date is 1997, good luck in findiing it.

    Hope this his helfpul.


    Thanks for that, I'll try and check it out bhowells. One of the ones I did was 'Travelling with the French Collection'

    You're a star mate. Cheers.

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    name='earlb']Thanks for that, I'll try and check it out bhowells. One of the ones I did was 'Travelling with the French Collection'

    You're a star mate. Cheers.


    Glad to be able to help.



    I also have an address for the record label, I bought the cd about ten years ago,dont know whether the label is still up and running but here is the address,#



    SAMCAT AND SOUND AND MEDIA UNIT 3 WELLS PLACE, NEW BATTLEBRIDGE LANE, REDHILL. SURREY,K RH1 3DR.



    Let me know how you get on.



    BARRIE

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    name='bhowells']Glad to be able to help.

    I also have an address for the record label, I bought the cd about ten years ago,dont know whether the label is still up and running but here is the address,#

    SAMCAT AND SOUND AND MEDIA UNIT 3 WELLS PLACE, NEW BATTLEBRIDGE LANE, REDHILL. SURREY,K RH1 3DR.

    Let me know how you get on. BARRIE


    Thanks again for that and I'll certainly let you know if anything comes of it. Cheers.


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    "Forgotten Dreams" is one of my favourites. There was an equally good cover of this song recorded by Cyril Stapleton & his Orchestra.



    Geoff Love/Manuel & his Music of the Mountains, were also good providers of light music.

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