quarta-feira, 27 de maio de 2009

Stanley Black & Sua Orquestra - Tango! Tango! Tango!

01. La Cumparsita
02. La Rosita
03. Amargura
04. A Media Luz
05. Jealousy
06. Adios Pampa Mia
07. Adios Muchachos
08. The Pearl Fishers
09. Poema
10. Violetta
11. Tango Delle Rose
12. Dark Eyes
13. El Amanecer
14. Caminito

Tango! Tango! Tango!

Stanley Black (14 June 1913 - 27 November 2002) was an English light music conductor, arranger and pianist. He wrote and arranged many film scores and recorded prolifically for the Decca label (including London and Phase 4). Beginning with jazz collaborations with American musicians such as Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter during the 1930s, he moved into arranging and recording in the Latin American style and also won awards for his classical conducting.

Stanley Black (Solomon Schwartz) was born in 1913 in Whitechapel, England. His parents were Polish and Romanian Jews. He began piano lessons at the age of seven. He was aged only 12 when his first composition was broadcast by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and continued his early success by winning a Melody Maker arranging competition aged 18.

In the early 1930s he was employed as a jazz player and composer and had worked with Howard Jacobs, Joe Orlando, Lew Stone, Maurice Winnick and Teddy Joyce by the time he joined Harry Roy in 1936. He had also broadcast and recorded with several American jazz bands, including Coleman Hawkins, who had first heard Black on late night radio shows with Lew Stone’s band. When the two eventually met in London, the reviewer Edgar Jackson suggested they record together, and a notable collaboration is a duet version of Honeysuckle Rose.

During World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force, and became involved in managing the entertainment of servicemen based at Wolverhampton. In 1944 he was appointed conductor of the BBC Dance Orchestra, and remained in the job for almost nine years, broadcasting as many as six nights a week.

By this time he had also begun recording under his own name for Decca. Now well involved with the film industry, he went on to compose, arrange and direct music for about 200 more films, notably after being appointed music director at Elstree Studios in 1958. He was also principal conductor of the Associated British Picture Corporation Orchestra and musical director composer of that organisation from 1958-1963.

Stanley Black’s radio work kept him in contact with a large listening audience through his incidental music for shows such as Much Binding in the Marsh and The Goon Show. He later went on to present his own programmes on radio and television, including Black Magic and The Marvellous World of Stanley Black. This undoubtedly contributed to the success of his commercial recordings and concerts with his own orchestra.

In the early 1950s he regularly topped the "Melody Maker" lists of the most-heard musicians on radio. He was chosen to be included on Decca’s first release of long-playing records in the UK in June 1950. This enabled him to continue his conducting, arranging and performing and resulted in a large number of albums which made him one of the most prolific recording artists in the world. He was particularly popular in America, as evidenced by his inclusion in the "Billboard" best-sellers lists.

During his life, he conducted many of Britain’s major orchestras, and until the 1990s he was still directing regular broadcast sessions at the BBC studios, despite the onset of deafness in later life.

Stanley Black received numerous awards, including the OBE. He was made a life fellow of the Institute of Arts and Letters, and life president of the Celebrities Guild of Great Britain. He died in London in 2002, aged 89.

Stanley Black is well remembered for writing numerous scores for radio, television and cinema, including the theme-tune for The Goon Show and his orchestral backing for Cliff Richard's 1962 film Summer Holiday, which won him an Ivor Novello Award.

Other films he composed scores for include It Always Rains on Sunday (1948), Laughter in Paradise (1951), The Naked Truth (1957), Too Many Crooks (1958), The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961), and another Cliff Richard musical The Young Ones (1961). His work also became familiar to millions of cinema audiencs as a consequence of his theme tune for Pathé News, written in 1960.

He also recorded many classical works, including collections of Tchaikovsky and George Gershwin. In 1965 he won a Gramophone Award for his version of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. In addition, he arranged and conducted many commercially successful albums on LP and later CD like Tropical Moonlight, Cuban Moonlight, Black Magic, and series of Film Spectacular and Broadway Spectacular for London Decca Records

Selected Discography:

The Cash Box Instrumental Hits, London LL158
Plays for Latin Lovers, London LL248
Jerome Kern's Symphonic Suite, London LL579
Berlin Suite, London LL811
Some Enchanted Evening, London LL1098
Dancing in the Dark, London LL1099
Carnival in the Sun, London LL1100
Festival in Costa Rica, London LL1101
Music for Romance, London LL1149
Cuban Moonlight, London LL1166
Music of Richard Rodgers, London LL1209
Plays for Latin Lovers, London LL1248
The Night Was Made for Love, London LL1307
Summer Evening Serenade, London LL1332
The Music of Lecuona, London LL1438
Music of Cole Porter, London LL1565
Red Velvet, London LL1592
Tropical Moonlight, London LL1615
Moonlight Cocktail, London LL1709 (Dec 1957)
Place Pigalle, London LL1742
Sophisticate in Cuba, London LL 1781
The All Time Top Tangos, London PS 176
More Top Tangos, Decca SKL 4812
Gershwin Goes Latin, London PS 206
Rhapsody in Blue, London Phase 4 21009
Spectacular Dances for Orchestra, London Phase 4 SP 21020
Overture!, London Phase 4 21028
Great Rhapsodies, London Phase 4 21030
Exotic Percussion, London Phase 4 SP 44004
Spain, London Phase 4 SP 44016
Film Spectacular, London Phase 4 SP 44025
Film Spectacular Vol.2, London Phase 4 SP 44031
Music of a People, London Phase 4 SP 44060
Broadway Spectacular, London Phase 4 SP 44071
Russia, London Phase 4 SP 44075
Film Spectacular Vol.3, London Phase 4 SP 44078
Broadway Blockbusters, London Phase 4 44088
Dimensions in Sound, London Phase 4 SP 44105
Fiddler on the Roof, London Phase 4 44121
Film Spectacular Vol. 4, London Phase 4 44173
Rhapsody in Blue, London Phase 4 21009
Digital Spectacular!, London LDP 30001
Film Spectacular Vol. 5, London Phase 4 SP 44225

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