In The Mood: Instrumental Gems From The Embassy Label (CD)


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The Embassy label occupied a unique place in the British pop scene of the 1950 & '60s

The Embassy label occupied a unique place in the British pop scene of the 1950 & '60s, releasing cover versions of current pop hits which were sold exclusively through the Woolworths chain of stores, and their recordings have become increasingly collectable in recent years, to the extent that Acrobat have released complete collections of the 45rpm singles from 1960, 61 and 52. However, they also made EPs and LPs which covered a wider spread of repertoire to take advantage of the presence they had in stores which addressed the mass market. This included instrumental material of all kinds, including their covers of instrumental chart hits, and this collection pulls together 32 examples of their top quality recordings, usually made by the top session musicians in the British industry, released under a variety of identities. It make for very enjoyable listening, as well as being a collectable snapshot of their eclectic output from that era.

Track Listing

    • Gordon Franks Orchestra - In The Mood
    • Gordon Franks Orchestra - Patricia
    • Jacques Leroy & His Orchestra - Petite Fleur
    • The Midnight Jazzmen - Muskrat Ramble
    • Royal Artillery Band - Entry Of The Gadiator
    • Michael Freedman & His Hi-Fi Orchestra - Gypsy Fiddler
    • Jacques Leroy & His Orchestra - La Paloma
    • Romancers dir. by Ken Jones - Tenderly
    • London Metropolis Symphony Orchestra - By A Sleepy Lagoon
    • Franchito & His Orchestra - Blue Tango
    • Embassy Players dir. By Ken Jones - Rhapsody In Blue
    • Embassy Symphony Orchestra cond. by Michael Freedman - Ballet Egyptien (Allegro non troppo)
    • Jacques Leroy Orchestra - Drigo's Serenade
    • Gordon Franks Orchestra - Take The A Train
    • Oscar Rabin's Lyceum Band - The Elephant's Tango
    • Primo Scala & His Accordion - The Poor People Of Paris
    • Jacques Leroy & His Orchestra - Pigalle
    • Laurie Gold & His Pieces Of Eight - High Society
    • James Wright Orchestra - The Black Bottom
    • Happy Knights Jazz Band - Dardanella
    • Bud Ashton with Rhythmic Accompaniment - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
    • Bobby Brent & Rhythm Accompaniment - Twelfth Street Rag
    • Gordon Franks & His Orchestra - Hoots Mon
    • Joe Julian with Rhythmic Accompaniment - Roulette
    • Harold Smart at the organ - So Blue
    • Gordon Franks Orchestra - Basie Boogie
    • Pedro Lopez & His Orchestra - Say Si-Si
    • Embassy Ballroom Orchestra dir. By Eddie Macauley - A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
    • Bud Ashton with Rhythmic Accompaniment - Kon-Tiki
    • Gordon Franks Orchestra - Opus 1
    • Jules Ruben piano & percussion - Peanut Vendor
    • Dixielanders - South Rampart Street parade

    Additional Details

    Label: Acrobat

    Genre: Adult Contemporary/MOR

    Run Time: 75 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 06/04/13

    UPC: 824046437121

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