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Richard Himber - The Himber Magic - Selected Recordings 1933-41

Richard Himber - The Himber Magic - Selected Recordings 1933-41

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This is another in Acrobat’s strand of collections featuring the “sweet” US orchestras of the 1930s, who entertained in ritzy hotel venues and on radio, and kept people’s spirits up during the Depression era. Richard Himber was a violinist who got a grounding in vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley, working with Rudy Vallee before forming his own orchestra in 1933 and getting a long-term engagement at New York’s Essex House Hotel. He was a versatile entertainer with  sense of humour who had hits parodying other orchestras and was also a noted magician and illusionist. This great-value 76-track 3-CD collection comprises selected A and B sides from his releases on the Vocalion, Bluebird, Victor, Royale and Decca labels during this era, featuring his various orchestras – the Essex House Orchestra, his Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, the Studebaker Camion Orchestra, his Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra, The Seven Stylists, and others. It features all his 16 career hits, including the No. 2 “Stars Fell On Alabama”, and the Top 10 entries “Footloose And Fancy Free”, “Just One Of Those Things”, “You Hit The Spot”, “Cling To Me, “Tormented”, “In The Chapel In The Moonlight” and “Day After Day”. The recordings feature performances by resident and guest vocalists, including Joey Nash, Stuart Allen, Johnny Mercer, Guy Russell, Marion Shaw, Bart Phillips, Harry Stanton and Johnny Johnson. It includes many early recordings of compositions which became Great American Songbook standards. It’s a thoroughly entertaining collection which admirably captures the spirit of the times.  

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 It Isn't Fair Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
2 Love Is The Sweetest Thing Richard Himber Essex House Orchestra
3 Smoke Rings Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
4 Sophisticated Lady Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
5 My Love Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
6 The Last Roundup Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
7 Goodbye Love Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
8 Doing The Uptown Lowdown Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
9 After Sundown Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
10 Everything I Have Is Yours Dick Himber & His Essex House Orchestra
11 A Thousand Goodnights Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
12 Love Thy Neighbour Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
13 The Marines Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma) Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
14 Night On The Desert Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
15 What Can You Say In A Love Song Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
16 If I Had A Million Dollars Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
17 Stars Fell On Alabama Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
18 Tea For Two Richard Himber & The Studebaker Champion Orch.
19 What A Difference A Day Made Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
20 Were You Fooling Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
21 Say When Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
22 With Every Breath I Take Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
23 Autumn In New York Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
24 In A Blue And Pensive Mood Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Dawn Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
2 Lullaby Of Broadway Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
3 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
4 Reckless Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
5 Footloose And Fancy Free Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
6 Kiss Me Goodnight Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
7 Thrilled Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
8 I Never Saw A Better Night Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
9 What A Wonderful World Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
10 Broadway Rhythm Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
11 My Foolish Heart Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
12 Love Makes The World Go Round Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
13 Just One Of Those Things Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
14 If I Should Lose You Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
15 I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
16 You Hit The Spot Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
17 So This Is Heaven Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
18 Cling To Me Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
19 Life Begins When You're In Love Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
20 I'd Rather Lead A Band Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
21 Tormented Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
22 Would You? Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
23 Midnight Blue Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
24 The World Is Mine Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
25 In The Chapel In The Moonlight Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
26 Thru' The Courtesy Of Love Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
27 Where Have You Been All My Life? Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Blue Hawaii Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
2 Blue Venetian Waters Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
3 Make A Wish Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orch.
4 There's A Goldmine In The Sky Richard Himber & His Seven Stylists
5 Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon Richard Himber & His Seven Stylists
6 Thrill Of A Lifetime Richard Himber and his Essex House Orchestra
7 Parade Of The Bands Part 1 Richard Himber and his Essex House Orchestra
8 When Mother Nature Sings Her Lullaby Richard Himber and his Essex House Orchestra
9 My Margarita Richard Himber and his Essex House Orchestra
10 Day After Day Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra
11 You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orch.
12 Jeannie Swings Out Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orch.
13 Blame It On My Last Affair Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orch.
14 Are There Any More At Home Like You? Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orch.
15 I'm A Lucky Devil (To Find An Angel Like You) Richard Himber & His Rhythmic Pyramids Orch.
16 March Of The Toys Richard Himber & His Orchestra
17 A Kiss In The Dark Richard Himber & His Orchestra
18 Whose Theme Song Pt.1 Richard Himber & His Orchestra
19 Darn That Dream Richard Himber & His Orchestra
20 I've Got My Eyes On You Richard Himber & His Orchestra
21 Tennessee Fish Fry Richard Himber & His Orchestra
22 Blue Moon Richard Himber & His Orchestra
23 The Reluctant Dragon Richard Himber & His Orchestra
24 I Know Why (And So Do You) Richard Himber & His Orchestra
25 Day Dreaming Richard Himber & His Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046914622
  • Release:
    April 2024
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9146
  • Weight:
    0.2kg