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Wartime Favourites

Sing and dance to fifty nostalgic melodies from WWII with HAROLD RICH and COLIN CAMPBELL


Wallow in nostalgia as Harold Rich and Coin Campbell romp through fifty catchy melodies in their inimitable scintillating piano style.  Pianorama wil set your feet tapping to songs that boosted morale during the long years of the second world war - fun songs, love songs and songs of hope and encouragement that helped to keep us going through those dark days.
Charlie Chester

 

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. 

 

Wartime Favourites

Compact Disc DLCD 106

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

Cassette DLCT 106

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

Vinyl DLCL 106

  £15.00 (plus £2.20 P&P)
  $32.00 (includes $8 shipping)




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Track Listing

Disc 1
  1. We're Gonna Hang Out The washing On The Siegfried Line / Run Rabbit Run / Hey Little Hen, 3.07
  2. Let The People Sing / I've Got Sixpence / Roll Out The Barrel, 3.31
  3. Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition / Mairzy Doats & Dozy Doats / In The Quartermaster's Stores, 2.37
  4. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen / If I Had My way / I Don't want To Set The world On Fire, 3.02
  5. You Are My Sunshine / The Sgt. Major's Serenade / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree, 4.20
  6. Dearly Beloved / I'll Be Seeing You / Something To Remember You By, 3.14
  7. The Sailor With The Navy Blue Eyes / Comin' In On A wing And A Prayer / I'm Gonna Get Lit Up, 3.46
  8. The Fleet's In, 2.25
  9. That Lovely weekend / Room 504 / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, 4.07
  10. It's Foolish But It's Fun / Elmer's Tune, 2.47
  11. Lilli Marlene / Yours, 3.37
  12. Jingle, jangle, jingle / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Oh, Johnny, Oh, 3.21
  13. Wishing (will Make It So) / Tangerine / Long Ago And Far Away, 3.07
  14. Our Love Affair / It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow / Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye, 2.42
  15. Kiss Me Goodnight Sgt. Major / Nursie, Nursie / Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie, 2.38
  16. You'll Never Know / Beneath The Lights Of Home, 2.45
  17. Silver Wings In The Moonlight / Moonlight Becomes You / When The Lights Go On Again, 3.02
  18. All Over The Place / Down Forget-Me-Not Lane, 3.38
  19. The White Cliffs of Dover / We'll Meet Again, 4.20

Reviews

Wallow in nostalgia as Harold Rich and Coin Campbell romp through fifty catchy melodies in their inimitable scintillating piano style.  Pianorama wil set your feet tapping to songs that boosted morale during the long years of the second world war - fun songs, love songs and songs of hope and encouragement that helped to keep us going through those dark days.
Charlie Chester





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