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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Love Letters In The Sand - Frank Chacksfield

You Are Too Beautiful
Love Letters In The Sand
Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
London PS 145

From the back cover: Frank Chacksfield was born in Battle, Sussex, and studied music from the age of seven. First he played the piano, then the organ, passing the Trinity College exams and appearing as a soloist at Hastings Music Festival before he was fourteen. At the age of fifteen he formed his own dance band, but his parents were against his embarking on a musical career and he started working in a solicitor's office.

All day Frank worked in Law, at night he studied music. Slowly he grew convinced that music was to be his career. War broke out and in 1940 he joined the Army. After being transferred to the Southern Command Entertainment Section at Salisbury, he became staff arranger to the War Office shows "Stars in Battle-dress." This led to a job with "Stand Easy" at Blackpool, with Frank conducting the orchestra. Later he became composer, arranger and conductor for various well-known B.B.C. shows. He made his first record in 1948, and has directed the accompaniment for a number of the leading singers of radio and records. Among many very fine recordings, his version of Limelight and Ebb Tide became best sellers. The Chacksfeld Orchestra began to appear regularly on B.B.C. sound programs, and its first appearance on T.V. in August, 1954 was the forerunner of many more successful shows... and so the success story continues.

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