Show Time in Dance Time

Dulcima Records / Johnny Douglas Enterprises
Johnny Douglas Tribute Page on Facebook

Show Time in Dance Time

HAROLD RICH and COLIN CAMPBELL play forty hits from the shows, in strict tempo.


Pianorama Biography

Pianorama was formed by the late Norrie Paramor – a quintet made up of two pianos, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums, and broadcasted from BBC Pebble Mill for several years.  It gained its popularity from being a regular “ingredient” on the Charlie Chester “Sunday Soapbox” programme on Radio 2.  The two original pianists were Norrie Paramor and Harold Rich, both of whom also broadcasted with their own orchestras.

Harold Rich succeeded Norrie Paramor as leader of the group and Colin Campbell joined as the “other” pianist.

Harold is not only a pianist.  He is an accomplished musical director, arranger, composer and conductor.  He served in the Royal Navy and was pianist/arranger for the Royal Navy Barracks Dance Band, “The Blue Jackets”.  During this period, in 1946, he made his first broadcast, a 15-minute solo spot.

He studied at the Royal College of Music where he won the Hopkinson Gold and Silver Medals for Piano and the Dannreuher Prize for the best performance of a Concerto.

He began his musical career as accompanist to the George Mitchell Choir and the Continental Ballet Company and then to such famous artists as the violinist, Frederick Grinke, the cellist, Florence Hooton, and singers like Cynthia Glover and Owen Brannigan.

In 1960, Harold joined the BBC Midland Light Orchestra followed by the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra, and played with the Palm Court Trio.  In 1961, he formed the Harold Rich Quartet, later to be augmented and known as the Easy Six, making numerous broadcasts.  He has been MD on television to Tom Jones, Vic Damone and Eartha Kitt and Musical Director to the popular television programme “Pebble Mill At One”.

In addition to Pianorama, Harold has played for the Stanley Black, Johnny Douglas, Frank Chacksfield and John Gregory Orchestras.

Pianorama has recorded five albums on the Dulcima Label. 

Show Time in Dance Time

Compact Disc DLCD 114

  £13.25 (plus £2.20 P&P)
  $32.00 (includes $8 shipping)

Cassette DLCT 114

  £7.15 (plus £2.20 P&P)
  $19.00 (includes $8 shipping)




order by cheque or money order

Track Listing

Disc 1
  1. Put On A Happy Face - Me And My Girl - Lambeth Walk. (QUICKSTEP), 3.18
  2. On The Street Where You Live - Dancing On The Ceiling - If I ruled the World. (QUICKSTEP), 3.41
  3. Mr. Snow - If I Loved You - When The Children Are Asleep. (SLOW FOXTROT), 4.15
  4. There's A Small Hotel. (SLOW FOXTROT), 2.10
  5. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - Honey Bun - Happy Talk. (QUICKSTEP), 2.53
  6. I Whistle A Happy Tune - Shall We Dance? - I Want To Be Happy. (QUICKSTEP), 2.36
  7. Glamorous Night - Waltz Of My Heart. (WALTZ), 3.15
  8. Someday I'll Find You - I'll See You Again. (WALTZ), 4.00
  9. Anything You Can Do. (CHA CHA), 1.51
  10. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top. (CHA CHA), 2.25
  11. There's No Business Like Show Business. (SAMBA), 2.21
  12. The Best Of Times - June Is Bustin' Out All Over. (SAMBA), 1.58
  13. We Kiss In A Shadow - I Have Dreamed. (RUMBA), 3.00
  14. Bewitched. (RHUMBA), 2.15
  15. A Wonderful Guy - Wunderbar. (QUICK WALTZ), 2.34
  16. They Say It's Wonderful - I Won't Send Roses - Younger Than Springtime. (SLOW FOXTROT), 3.38
  17. Eidelweiss - This Nearly Was Mine. (WALTZ), 3.11
  18. Why Do I Love You? - People Will Say We're In Love - Doin' What Comes Natur'lly. (QUICKSTEP), 3.03

Reviews

Moray Firth Radio - June 1994

I was delighted to receive the latest CD release from Pianorama.  It has already received airplay and will feature regularly on my Sunday evening "Take It Easy" programme.
Alan Gillies.  Presenter "Take It Easy" - Moray Firth Radio



In Tune - September 1994

Harold Rich, Colin Campbell and their two pianos plus a rhythm section continue their series of music for dancing with a selection of show tunes.  The format is as before, eighteen tracks, most of which are two or three tune medleys with a sprinkling of single title tracks.  Eleven shows are covered ranging from GLAMOROUS NIGHT, through MY FAIR LADY to LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.  There is little more that I can say - if you have a social occassion coming up requiring some background or dance music and modern pop is not your scene, then you need look no further.
Alan Bunting



ROBERT FARNON SOCIETY - JOURNAL INTO MELODY

Dulcima's latest offering from Piano duo Harold Rich and Colin Campbell presents another collection of music for dancing, this time from the shows.  Eleven different ones are represented, either by individual titles or, more often as parts of two or three tune medleys.  With 18 tracks and 54 minutes of music this is not for sustained listening but absolutely ideal for parties and background music.
Alan Bunting





ˆ back to top


design. Red Squirrel