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She Gave Her First Piano Recital At Age Four. She’s Releasing A New Album At Age 97.

Ruth Slenczynska, the last surviving student of Sergei Rachmaninoff, will see her new recording of his music and that of Chopin issued on the Decca label, which first recorded her 66 years ago. – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Featured, Decca, Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ruth Slenczynska

The Life & Music of the Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When I was a wee lad I was interested in the history of rock and roll. Where did it come from? Who started it? But also when I was wee, there didn’t seem to be a lot of information around, certainly not in my library downtown. But when Muddy Waters died in 1983, I started to understand that rock and roll was sped-up blues, and pieces started to slot together. However, women weren’t part of the equation. (Blame Rolling Stone Magazine). That’s a long way of saying the Sister Rosetta Tharpe...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, America, Bbc, Chicago, Arkansas, Elvis Presley, Decca, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Rosetta Tharpe, Chuck Berry, KCRW, Cotton Club, Mahalia Jackson, Ted Mills

CS Score Interviews Belushi Composer Tree Adams, Explores Intrada’s The Mummy

Hey there, film score lovers! Welcome to another edition of CS Score. This week we’re taking a look at Intrada’s re-released expanded score for Jerry Goldsmith’s The Mummy, and speaking with Tree Adams about his score for the documentary Belushi. We also spoke to composer Nicolas Repetto about his work on The Sound of Identity. NEWS Back in stock STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME — Intrada (@IntradaCDs) June 3, 2021 Woo-hoo!! Cabo Blanco is my first art direction job...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, TV, London, Movies, Ebay, America, Los Angeles, New York Times, Showtime, Sony, Miami, Lady Gaga, Terry Gilliam, North America, Disneyland

New Youth Orchestra series for Scala Radio

Scala Radio is to broadcast a new show ‘Sunday Night Scala in the Youth Orchestra’. It’ll be a four-part series where Scala will hand the music and microphone over to the next generation of classical music stars. With takeovers from members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Chineke! Juniors and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Scala says the episodes will offer complete musical immersion and escapism as the weekend draws to a close. One episode will also be host...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Station, Great Britain, Decca, Bauer, Scala, Jess Gillam, National Youth Orchestra, Jenny Nelson, Chineke Juniors, Scala Radio, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Scala, National Open Youth Orchestra, Callum Davis Principal Tuba

How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With the Producer and Editor of ‘The Boyfriend School’

This week, the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered  The Boyfriend School , a 1990 romantic comedy starring Steve Guttenberg, Shelley Long and Jami Gertz. To better understand how (and why) this film got made, I spoke with the film’s editor, Marshall Harvey, and its producer, George Braunstein.  Given that George Braunstein hasn’t produced a film in several years, and that he’s best known in Hollywood as an entertainment attorney (he’s a partner at Braunstein & Braunstein), I was parti...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Interviews, La, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Features, Groucho Marx, Army

Christian Li: The young Harry Potter fan on his music stardom

Christian Li, 12, Decca Classics' youngest artist, reveals how he relaxes when he isn't practising.
Tags: News, Harry Potter, Decca, Christian Li

Check out Money Mark's fantastic daily musical experiments!

View this post on Instagram You don’t wanna miss *tomorrow’s post* it’ll be good. But for now this experimental piece inspired by John Cage. Been washing my hands so much in the basin—made me think of Water Music. My classic CR-78 and metal meets water. Our world, our habitat is a giant experiment! In geological time—-we’ve been here for the tiniest fraction. C’mon, let’s make it good. Everybody In. March 17,2020 #isolatio...
Tags: Happy Mutants, Video, Music, News, Makers, California, Jimi Hendrix, Panasonic, Koala, Lakers, Decca, Mark, Simmons, Beastie Boys, Sears Roebuck, Pete Maravich

Sergio Mims: Sheku Kanneh-Mason's New Decca Recording of Elgar's Cello Concerto Makes UK Album Chart history

Sheku  Kanneh-Mason Elgar London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle Sergio A. Mims writes: This weekend Gramophone Magazine announced that Sheku Kanneh-Mason's new Decca recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle earned a place in the Top 10 of the UK Official Album Charts   it premised last week as No 8 on the charts and not since  Nigel Kennedy's recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in 1989 has a Britis...
Tags: UK, Religion, London Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi, Decca, Elgar, Nigel Kennedy, Sir Simon Rattle, William J Zick, Sergio A Mims, Sergio Mims, Sheku Kanneh Mason, Gramophone Magazine, Elgar Cello Concerto

Tutti's Trumpets and Trombones

Brass heads, listen up. If you aren't familiar with the two albums I came across yesterday, you'll be thanking me by the end of this post. The albums are Tutti's Trumpets (1957) and Tutti's Trombones (1966). Tutti was Salvador "Tutti" Camarata—co-founder of London Records, the American arm of English Decca. He also was co-founder of Disney Records. London, of course, cleaned up in the 1960s marketing top-selling Decca artists on London, from Mantovani to the Rolling Stones. [Photo above of Tutt...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, London, Jazz, States, Catania, Sicily, Decca, Howard, Southland, Nash, Klein, London Records, Ted Heath, Vic Damone, London Town

Sergio Mims: Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (Picture: BBC) Sergio A. Mims forwards this news: 27 December 2019 By Maddy Shaw Roberts  Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 20-year-old cellist and Decca recording artist, has been made an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for his services to music.    After winning the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Sheku played to an audience of two billion people at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and quickly found i...
Tags: London, Religion, Bbc, Nottingham, Duke, Sussex, Decca, William J Zick, Sergio A Mims, Sergio Mims, Sheku Kanneh Mason, Sheku, Maddy Shaw Roberts Sheku Kanneh Mason

One Big Breath And A Blazing Guitar: 2019's Best Moments In Music

NPR Music staffers Marissa Lorusso and Tom Huizenga give out superlatives for the best moments in music this past year, including a single breath of operatic singing and an epic guitar solo.(Image credit: Cecilia Bartoli (courtesy Decca Classics), Adrianne Lenker (Matt Cowan/Getty Images))
Tags: News, Decca, NPR Music, Cecilia Bartoli, Tom Huizenga, Marissa Lorusso

Sergio Mims: A Brother and Sister Triumph Together at Carnegie Hall

The cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister, the pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, performed on Wednesday at Weill Recital Hall. ( Credit  Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times) Sergio A. Mims writes: The New York Times classical music critic Anthony Tommasini gave a rave review to the Dec. 11 Carnegie Hall recital debut of Sheku and Isata Kanneh-mason. Being there myself I can agree with what Tommasini says.   It was one of the finest, most stimulating concerts I've s...
Tags: New York, Religion, Bbc, New York Times, Beethoven, Harry, Bob Marley, Mozart, Decca, Ny Times, Carnegie Hall, Rachmaninoff, Tommasini, Weill Recital Hall, MEGHAN MARKLE, William J Zick

Havana Big Bands: Late '50s

Havana in the 1950s was a suburb of Las Vegas. How the Cuban capital became the playground of American tycoons, celebrities and hustlers is a long and sordid story. Here's the short version: After Cuba's independence from Spain in the late 1800s, the country became increasingly dependent economically on the U.S. At the start of the 20th century, American companies set up plantation systems to inexpensively harvest, package and ship a wide range of agricultural products back to the States. Or th...
Tags: New York, Spain, Jazz, Las Vegas, Cuba, Havana, Castro, Puerto Rico, Decca, Morales, London Records, Marc Myers, Machito, Jordi Pujol, Gina Martin, Rene Hernandez

John Graas's Lost Decca Dates

In January 1957, the Miles Davis Quintet was in Los Angeles on tour, playing at Jazz City on Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue.  While there, the quintet's rhythm section—pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones—found time to freelance for two different labels. The trio recorded Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section for Contemporary on January 19. Then Chambers and Jones recorded tracks for a John Graas Sextet album for Decca on the 21st. On the 22nd and 23rd, ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Davis, Jazz, West Coast, East Coast, Pacific, Jones, Columbia, Montrose, Decca, Philly, Perkins, Lewis, East

Sergio Mims: Sheku Kanneh-Mason CD of Elgar Cello Concerto coming out in Jan.

Sergio A. Mims writes: The world acclaimed sensation cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has recently announced that his new Decca recording of Elgar Cello Concerto will be released in January 2020. On the recording he is joined with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the orchestra's music director Sir Simon Rattle. The full list of the tracks on the recording is: 1. Trad. – ‘Blow The Wind Southerly’*2. Elgar – ‘Nimrod’ from Enigma Variations*3. Elgar – ‘Cello Concerto In...
Tags: Religion, London Symphony Orchestra, Decca, Elgar, Bloch, William J Zick, Sergio A Mims, Sergio Mims, Sheku Kanneh Mason, Braimah Kanneh Mason, Simon Rattle The, Plinio Fernandes

The Benefits of Failure

--> Several years ago I was working with a distinguished law firm partner who had been given a few months to find a new job by his existing firm. The partner had not looked for a job in probably twenty-five-plus years and I think his confidence was  shaken by losing his job. The attorney was quite marketable and was used to earning close to a $1 million a year, and I knew that he would not have a very difficult time getting another job. I met with him on several occasions and gave him a list of ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Jay Leno, West Point, California, China, Careers, NFL, Los Angeles, Bbc, Cnn, Fox, Brooklyn, Bob Dylan, Yale, Clint Eastwood


This seems not only an invitation to the dance but to a way of life. Since staring at the label can only take us so far, here are the sounds: That 1940 recording proves that Louis’ maligned Decca band had … Continue reading →
Tags: Surprise, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Harlem, Decca, Louis, Jack Palmer, Cab Calloway, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing

Cyrus Meher-Homji awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Cyrus Meher-Homji, General Manager, Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Australia is among those awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) today as part of the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. Awarded for his service to the performing arts, particularly through music, Meher-Homji’s honour is approved by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, representative of the Australian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Article by Poppy Reid Since joining Universal Music Group in 1998 as...
Tags: London, News, Australia, Life, Foxtel, Asia Pacific, SBS, Queen Elizabeth, Decca, Cyrus, Universal Music Group, Universal Music, Lucian Grainge, Oxford Companion, Zubin Mehta, André Rieu

Sal Salvador: Colors in Sound

Sal Salvador is best known as Stan Kenton's guitarist from 1953 to 1955, at which point he left the band to work as a freelance small-group leader and studio musician. In the late 1950s, with the advent of stereo, Decca signed him for a pair of big-band albums that took advantage of the new format's sound separation and wide, dynamic presentation. The Dauntless label tapped Salvador for a third album. Dauntless was a subsidiary of Audio Fidelity Records and managed by Tom Wilson, one of the few...
Tags: New York, Jazz, Continental, Decca, University Of North Texas, Salvador, Capitol, Tom Wilson, David Amram, Stan Kenton, Marc Myers, Eddie Bert, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Holman, Osie Johnson, Frank Rehak

Billy Eckstine: Mr. B in Paris

One of the least known albums recorded by singer Billy Eckstine is one of his best—Mr. B in Paris. Recorded for Britain's Felsted label while Eckstine was on tour in Europe between releases for Roulette, the album features the baritone singing 12 songs in French backed by the Bobby Tucker Orchestra. Mr. B in Paris was produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Jones, Billy Byers and Bobby Tucker. The orchestra was recorded in Paris in 1957 while Eckstine's vocal was overdubbed in London in 1958. ...
Tags: Europe, England, London, France, Britain, Paris, Army, Manhattan, Jazz, States, Quincy Jones, Decca, Scott, Newark N J, Lui, Tucker

Exclusive: City Financial's hedge fund Decca to shut down - letter

London-based fund firm City Financial and the chief investment officer of its Decca Fund, Shahraab Ahmad, have decided to wind down the credit-focused strategy after it "did not deliver the performance that you expect of us", according to a letter to investors reviewed by Reuters.
Tags: London, Money, businessNews, Decca, City Financial, Decca Fund Shahraab Ahmad

5 Ways to Deal with Rejections in the Music Industry

Some of the greatest musical acts of all time have faced rejection at the hands of labels, and being passed over by the powers that be is as old as the music industry itself. That said, it doesn't make the stamp of disapproval any easier to deal with. Here we look at five ways to appropriately weather rejection in the music industry.   _________________________ Guest post by Alice Berg Beatles were rejected by Decca in 1962; Lady Gaga was kicked out by Island Def Jam Records...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Beethoven, Lady Gaga, Alice, Decca, Alice Berg, Alice Berg Beatles, Island Def Jam Records, Caillat Hillary Scott Bebe Rexha, Juliana Stanford

Joe Mooney: It's Mutual

Following my post on Joe Mooney's Wait Till You See Her a week ago, I received a high level of emails from readers who didn't know much about Mooney but loved what they heard. The same was true at Facebook, where there was quite a lot of traffic in favor of the lounge singer-organist-accordionist. [Photo above of Joe Mooney and his accordion with Decca's Milt Gabler, rear, and Morty Palitz in December 1946, by William P. Gottlieb] Since so many of your are Mooney fans now, I figured I'd turn yo...
Tags: Facebook, Dave, Broadway, Jazz, Road, Joe, Ray Charles, Decca, McGuire, Barton, Stan, Stanley, Nina, Mooney, RCA, Fogelson

Soul Serenade: Dobie Gray, “Drift Away”

For a pop songwriter, the gold standard is a song that has a chorus that people can sing along to. That kind of thing not only goes a long way toward having the song becoming a hit but also gives it longevity. If your chorus is catchy enough people are likely to still be singing it years later. Having spent some time in bars with jukeboxes and live bands I think it’s fair to say that “Drift Away” qualifies as one of those songs. Lawrence Darrow Brown was born in 1940 into a family of sharecroppe...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Texas, Los Angeles, Pollution, Williams, Nashville, Hair, Gray, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Decca Records, Decca, Mca Records, Capitol Records


There’s something weirdly irresistible about jazz records with tap-dance passages, especially in this multi-media age when we expect to see as well as hear.  The tradition goes back to Bill Robinson, Fred Astaire, and forward to Jack Ackerman and Baby … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Decca Records, Decca, Bojangles, Fred Astaire, Bill Robinson, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman

The Benefits of Failure

--> Several years ago I was working with a distinguished law firm partner who had been given a few months to find a new job by his existing firm. The partner had not looked for a job in probably twenty-five-plus years and I think his confidence was  shaken by losing his job. The attorney was quite marketable and was used to earning close to a $1 million a year, and I knew that he would not have a very difficult time getting another job. I met with him on several occasions and gave him a list of ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Jay Leno, West Point, California, China, Careers, NFL, Los Angeles, Bbc, Cnn, Fox, Brooklyn, Bob Dylan, Yale, Clint Eastwood

Soul Serenade: The Free Movement, “I’ve Found Someone of My Own”

The dog days of summer are upon us. I’m feeling lazy these days and I’ve even considered suspending the column for the rest of the summer and coming back fresh in September so if you don’t see the column for the next few weeks, don’t worry, I’ll be back. I’m pretty proud of my non-stop streak though so chances are I’ll be back next week. There’s not much to say about the Free Movement. They are one of those groups that hit big once and then faded into history. The Free Movement got together in ...
Tags: Music, Columbia Records, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Decca Records, Decca, Stephen Stills, The Fifth Dimension, Jennifer Gates, Adrian Jefferson, Cheryl Conley, Claude Jefferson, Godoy Colbert, Josephine Brown, The Free Movement

David Bowie's first recording, thought lost, now headed to auction

In 1963, David Bowie (then David Jones), age 16, recorded a demo song “I Never Dreamed” with his band The Konrads. Long thought lost, Konrads drummer David Hadfield found it in the 1990s in an old breadbox. Until now he's kept quiet about the find but has decided to auction it off. It's expected to sell for £10,000. Above is a short clip of the tune. From Omega Auctions: Hadfield recalls ‘Our agent, Eric Easton, who also managed The Rolling Stones, asked us to do a demo so he could try a...
Tags: Video, Music, News, David, Auctions, David Bowie, Jones, David Jones, Decca, Bowie, Morden, Rolling Stones, Hadfield, Roger Ferris, David Hadfield, Eric Easton

Jeff Goldblum to Release Debut Jazz Album on Decca Records

Jeff Goldblum is set to record his first jazz album having signed with Decca Records Label Group, Decca announced Wednesday. The actor’s jazz piano skills caught the attention of Decca executives after he accompanied soul-jazz singer Gregory Porter on a rendition of Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa” on BBC talk show “The Graham Norton Show” […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Gregory Porter, Decca Records, Decca, Jeff Goldblum, The Graham Norton Show, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Decca Records Label Group Decca

How THAT version of Stand By Me could top the charts and change weddings forever

It was the song that defined the Royal wedding, and now The Kingdom Choir’s haunting version of Ben E King’s Stand By Me is on track to become the hit of the summer. The song was released to streaming services less than 24 hours after the performance as part of Decca’s official album of the wedding, and was quickly added to Spotify’s coveted UK Hot Hits playlist. The album looks set to reach number one, and is already number three in Amazon’s classical music charts. When Decca produced the album...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, UK, London, News, Britain, Simon Cowell, Harry, Charles, Kate, William, Canterbury, Decca, Pippa, Ben, Meghan