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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Moonlight Cocktail - Stanley Black

Moonlight In Vermont
Moonlight Cocktail
Stanley Black
His Piano and Orchestra
London Records LL 1709

From the back cover: For Stanley Black, as it did for all of us, it started with piano lessons. But it soon became apparent that Stanley was no ordinary pupil. He was not merely a model student, he was gifted and from the performance of music to composition was for him a short and easy step.

At the age of twenty-three he broke into the highly-competitive world of film music. It was an open door to success and many men would have been content to confine themselves to this field alone. Stanley has continued his association with the screen right up to the present time but nowadays his commissions in the film world are only one of the outlets for his many musical accomplishments.

At the outbreak of war, Stanley Black was quick to join up, leaving as he thought, the world of music behind him. But once in the R.A.F. he was soon conscripted into applying his unique talents to the entertainment of his fellow servicemen. Upon his release from the services the possibilities seemed so numerous that at first it was difficult to choose between them. After a brief period of free-lancing, however, he was signed up as conductor of the B.B.C. Dance Orchestra, an appointment which lasted until 1952. Stanley Black's work for the B.B.C. was recognized in 1951 by his selection to appear with his orchestra in the Royal Command Variety Performance.

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