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Thursday, November 28, 2019

For Dancing - Harry Marshard And His Orchestra

Bali H'ai/Happy Talk/Honey Bun
For Dancing
Harry Marschard And His Orchestra
A High Fidelity Recording
Cadence Records, Inc. CLP 4010

From the back cover: The background story of Harry Marshard is as warm, vigorous, colorful and outstanding as his music.

It wasn't just one long jump from drummer in his high school orchestra to America's foremost society dance band leader. There was time out for World War II, where he enlisted as a private, served in the 42nd Infantry, Rainbow Division, and came home, after the Battle Of The Bulge and the European Campaign, an Infantry Major. This is typically Harry Marshard. There is a happy determination about the man that would have put him at the top of whatever field he might have picked. We can only be grateful he chose the wide field of music, where his contagious joy can be shared with so many.

The demand for Harry Marshard's music has grown by such leaps and bounds that he is now a big business. Marshard Music with headquarters in Boston, is one of the biggest music enterprises of its kind in America. With close to 300 top musicians and a many as 21 units under the Marshard banner, he can now furnish a dance orchestra of from 5 to 50 pieces for just about anywhere on the North America continent, south of the DEW line, and does.

Hello Young Lovers
Something Wonderful
Shall We Dance

Getting To Know You
We Kiss In A Shadow
I Whistle A Happy Tune

Bali H'ai
Happy Talk
Honey Bun

Some Enchanted Evening
Younger Than Springtime
Bloody Mary

On The Street Where You Live
With A Little Bit Of Luck
I Could Have Danced All Night
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Wouldn't It Be Loverly
Get Me To The Church On Time (Vocal by Bill Dooley)

People Will Say We're In Love
Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

1 comment:

  1. This is great, Thank you for sharing!
    I am writing a biography of Vaughn Monroe. Vaughn got his start and first big break with the Marshard Brothers (Harry and Jack). Jack passed away in 1948 in a tragic automobile accident, but Harry continued on. A great musical legacy here in Boston! I'm looking for more information on Jack Marshard, and if anyone out there has some, I would love to hear from you!
    vaughnmonroeshow AT gmail DOT com


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