4 Dec 2011

Blue Smoke: Combos and Comedians

From Blue Smoke, 1:00 pm on 4 December 2011

Part one
From left: Lou and Simon, Neketini Brass; Toni Williams, Ashley Clinton - Sheep's Choir.

Small jazz groups, musical comedy acts and cabaret. Chris Bourke enters the world of musical comedy and cabaret that New Zealand nightclubs offered in the early 1960s. He warns that some of the recordings are deeply corny - while others remain risqué.

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Music Details Combos & Comedians:

Track: Leave My Instrument Alone (aka You Played on My Piano)
Artist: Noel McKay
Album: Bold n Blue
Composer: unknown
Label: Horizon HZ67

Track: Undecided
Artist: Bob Bradford Big Band
Album: Big Band Bombshell: Live at the Carlton
Composer: Shavers-Robin
Label: Tandem TRS 102

Track: A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
Artist: Paul Lestre Group
Album: A Night at the Hi Diddle Griddle
Composer: Berlin
Label: Stebbing SLP 1003

Track: Lullaby in Birdland
Artist: Paul Lestre Group
Album: A Night at the Hi Diddle Griddle
Composer: Shearing
Label: Stebbing SLP 1003

Track: Boogie Blues
Artist: Mavis Rivers
Cassette tape: Auckland Jazz Concert 1950
Composer: Krupa-Biondi
Label: Ode Sodet 467

Track: Fred’s Blues
Artist: Five Sons of Fred, aka Climax Blues Band
Album: private recording (from 1965 Tauranga Jazz Festival)
Composer: Fred-Ashby
Label: PR236

Track: A Moi De Payer
Artist: King Pins, with Keith Harris
45rpm single
Composer: Sidney Bechet
Label: Octagon Oct 043

Track: Five Spot After Dark
Artist: Bruce Morley Sextet
Album: Tauranga Second National Jazz Festival
Composer: Benny Golson
Label: – TNJF 501

Track: Hinemoa and Tutanekai
Artist: Paul Walden
EP: No Moa!
Composer: Wally Chamberlain
Label: HMV 7EGM 6089

Track: Did You Hear About Jerry’
Artist: Kahu Pineaha
45rpm single
Composer: Burgess
Label: Top Rank 45JAR400

Track: Aku Taku Tane (My Man)
Artist: Will Crummer (with Maria Ames) and the Royal Rarotongans
Album: Love Songs of Polynesia
Composer: Will Crummer
Label: Viking VP110

Track: Limbo Bossa Nova Disafinado
Artist: Fowler Buchanan Quintet
45rpm single
Composer: unknown
Label: Peak OK129

Track: Bongo Train
Artist: Rod Derrett
45rpm single
Composer: Derrett
Label: Zodiac Z45 1062

Track: Song of India
Artist: Slavemasters
45rpm single
Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov
Label: HMV HR51

Track: Gaily off to School
Artist: Lois Monteath 
45rpm single
Composer: Monteath
Label: Viking VE 132

Track: Personality/A Teenager in Love
Artist: Terry Crayford Trio
EP: Hit Tunes in Honky Tonk
Composer: Logan-Price/Pomus-Shuman
Label: Kiwi SA1

Track: Here is Cham
Artist: Gene Pitney
Archive radio jingle
Composer: unknown
Source: Spectrum archive, RNZ Wellington

Track: The Parkwood Twist
Artist: Neville Chamberlain
45rpm single
Composer: J. Bozeman
Label: HMV HR 175 (1962)

Track: The Way She Handled the Clutch
Artist: Bas Tubert and the Hubcaps
45rpm single
Composer: Avery
Label: Kiwi SA34

Track: A Maori Car (A-Me-Ri-Ca
Artist: Lou and Simon
45rpm single
Composer: Bernstein
Label: Red Rooster RR1

Track: Maori Medley (E Rere Taku  Poi/Hoki Hoki Tonu Mai)
Artist: Lou and Simon
Album: Lou and Simon Sing Maori Songs
Composer: trad/Tomoana
Label: Red Rooster RPE4

Track: Me He Manu Rere
Artist: Nick Nicholson and Neketini Brass
Album: Nick Nicholson and Neketini
Composer: trad
Label: HMV CSDM 6264

Track: E Puritai Tama
Artist: Daphne Walker and George Tumahai
Album: New Zealand Maori Songs
Composer: Tahiwi
Label: Viking VP109

Track: Now is the Hour
Artist: Maori Hi Five
EP: Hi Five Tamoure
Composer: Scott-Kaihau
Label: HMV 7EGM 6074

Track: Tik-A-Tee Tik-A-Tay
Artist: Silvio De Pra
EP: Spotlight on Silvio De Pra
Composer: Gaetano Lama
Label: Zodiac EPZ118

Track: Cabaret
Artist: Toni Williams 
Composer: Kander-Ebb
Album: The Late Show
Label: Zodiac ZLP 1035

Track: Scotch and Soda
Artist: the Coachmen
EP: The Coachmen Play It Cool
Composer: Gard
Label: Octagon Oct 040
Coachmen – Scotch and Soda (Gard)
Track: Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Lonesome Road
Artist: Michael Parker
45rpm single
Composer: trad
Label: HMV HR 155

Track: Gumboot Tango
Artist: Ash Burton and the Nightcaps
45rpm single
Composer: Avery
Label: Kiwi SA28

Track: Now is the Hour
Artist: Ashley Clinton Sheep’s Choir
EP: Ashley Clinton Sheep’s Choir
Composer: Clement Scott/Maewa Kaihau
Label: Kiwi SB-1

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