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Friday, August 28, 2015

Prom Date - Stanley Applewaite

Prom Date
Stanley Applewaite Orchestra
Design DLP 23

What looks like a budget mood set from the cover is actually a fine big band set that features swinging arrangements and quality engineering.

From the back cover: Born in Sheffordshire in 1925, this young pianist made his professional debut at the local music hall at the tender age of nine. He played piano and recited "The Ballad Of Lower Ipswich," a twenty minute long piece of saccharine prose written by his great uncle Harry Applewaite. The short piano selection was met with enthusiastic response. The long dissertation concerning the problems of a horsecarman in Lower Ipswich was greeted with nothing but a dull lull. At that moment young Stanley decided that music was a far more satisfying life than acting, reciting (certainly a lost art), or even following in his great uncle's footsteps and writing. He is currently conducting the Norton Green Symphonia and has recently signed to score and conduct a new musical movie based on the life of Henry the Eight.

Hawaiian War Chant
Tiger Rag
Weepin' Willie
True Blue Lou
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Stompin' At The Savoy
One O'Clock Jump
C-Jam Blues
Take The "A" Train

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