Jan Rosol was born in Le Havre (c)1921 and began his musical career at the age of six with the study of the violin. At fifteen the excellent quality of his voice and the purity of his diction were noted, and he began to study singing. His studies were interrupted by his call-up at the outbreak of WWII. In 1940 he was able to begin studying again, this time at Agen. Specializing in classical melodies and oratorios, he gained a first prize with honours. He escaped to England from occupied France in 1943 and joined the Free French Forces. Detailed to tour England as a singer, he found it was always the traditional song which most moved his audience, so he decided to dedicate himself to French folk music. This he did accompanying himself on guitar or lute and gave recitals and lectures at universities, schools, training colleges and French clubs all over Great Britain. He was probably best known as a broadcaster, singing and playing regularly for the Home, Light and Third programme networks of the BBC, and from 1948 performed every week in various programmes for schools. Little is known of Jan Rosol from the mid-1960s onwards. Details of the Paul Misraki song "Chez Moi" appear in the video.
André Claveau - Venez donc chez moi (Paroles et musique de Jean Féline et de Paul Misraki), Columbia 1936 NOTE: André Claveau (1915 -2003) a very popular singer in France from the 1940s to 1960s. He was born in Paris to a family of an upholsterer and probably it's why he completed art design at a prestigious École Boulle in Paris. He designed posters, jewelry and stage scenery for the plays (e.g. "L'Hermine" of Jean Anouilh). In 1936 he won annual contest for amateur singers organised by Le Poste Parisien and immediately he was inundated with proposals from music theatres and varietes. He performed at Théâtre Mogador, Concert Pacra and l'Européen. His warm yet bright and cheerful voice as well as his good looks gained a French public for him and in late 1930 through 1940s he was one of the most popular younger singers in France. His song "Dors, mon amour" was a winning hit in Eurovision contest in 1958. See another lovely hit sung in 1943 by Claveau http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d63IiSYLNoI
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Performed at Jenolan Caves /Australia For Black Eyes on CD' click: http://www.georgcello.com/music.htm ____________________________ For public performances and house Concerts visit: http://www.georgcello.com facebook: Georg - https://www.facebook.com/georg.mertens.96?fref=ts This recording is from our Gypsy music concerts with the Paganini Duo (Gustaw Szelski - violin & Georg Mertens - guitar), held in the underground Cathedral Chamber at Jenolan Caves (New South Wales / Australia) for 11 years, 141 concerts from 2003 to 2013. Other videos by the Paganini Duo on the same Youtube channel: Anniversary Valse Hungarian Fantasy Invitation to Dance Gypsy Song "My Fiddle is broken" Gypsy "Two Guitars" Gypsy Adagio La Cumparsita Monti Czardas Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No 5
Tony Osborne was a British composer and arranger born in Cambridge in 1922. He made his name as a pianist, producer, conductor, and most successfully as an arranger of thousands of recordings on singles and albums during the fifties, sixties and seventies. He died in Sydney Australia in 2009. The song "I Only Live To Love You" originated in Italy as "Cosi Si Fa Stasera" composed by Gene Colonello and recorded by the popular Italian singer Tony Dallara. In the UK, English lyrics were added by Norman Newell and under the new title "I Only Live To Love You" it was recorded by several artists including Cilla Black who went on to have a top 30 hit with it in November 1967. It was also recorded by Cliff Richard for the European market, and his version has since become quite an obscure recording. Tony Osborne's brilliant arrangement of the tune makes a very classy and sophisticated instrumental.
Soirée anniversaire de l'Atelier Charonne (1/5) 25 septembre 2012. Diffusée en direct sur TSF Jazz. "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young) suivi de "Venez donc chez moi" (Paul Misraki) Mots d'introduction par Boulou Ferré: "Je voudrais jouer une composition très chère à un ami à nous, à qui nous voulons tous rendre un grand et ultime hommage, à notre ami disparu, pour son dernier voyage, Patrick Saussois". Boulou Ferré (guitare solo) Elios Ferré (guitare) Daniel John Martin (violon) Gilles Naturel (contrebasse) Patrick Saussois est décédé le 21 septembre 2012 à Paris.
The song "No Other Love" started life as a Richard Rodgers instrumental composition for the NBC TV documentary series "Victory At Sea". Whilst working with Oscar Hammerstein II on a new musical titled "Me and Juliet" Richard Rodgers decided to resurrect the music and with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein incorporate it into the musical. "Me and Juliet" wasn't a terrific success at the box office, but the song "No Other Love" became a favourite of the fans and Perry Como, Bing Crosby and others recorded it with great success in the States. In the UK Ronnie Hilton had one of his biggest hits with it in April 1956 taking it all the way to the top of the charts. Here is an excellent arrangement of the tune on this 1970s recording by the maestro Tony Osborne with his piano and orchestra. Tony Osborne was a British composer and arranger born in Cambridge in 1922. He made his name as a pianist, producer, conductor, and most successfully as an arranger of thousands of recordings on singles and albums during the fifties, sixties and seventies. He died in Sydney Australia in 2009.
"Autumn In My Heart" shows once again just how good a songwriter Jeri was, a talent that was much underrated. Her smoky vocals and sophisticated piano playing were superb and her songs were both melodious and haunting. Also, check out Jeri's other compositions "My Letters" and " I Don't Know Where To Turn" both superb recordings. "Autumn In My Heart" was arranged and conducted by Tutti Camarata with his Orchestra and recorded in New York in September 1953. The song can be found on the Living Era CD "When I Fall In Love". Essential Jeri Southern listening.
"Maybe You'll Be There" and "Let It Rain Let It Rain" were two songs Lita Roza recorded for a 7" single 'a' & 'b' side released on the Pye Nixa label with the Wally Stott Orchestra and recorded towards the end of 1959. "Maybe You'll Be There" written by Rube Bloom and Sammy Gallop became a USA million seller for the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra featuring vocalist Charles La Vere in 1948, and was also a top ten hit for Steve Conway. This Lita Roza recording of "Maybe You'll Be There" and "Let It Rain Let It Rain" (see video) can be found on the Pulse CD 'The Best of Lita Roza'. Superb late night vocal sophistication from a fondly remembered singer.
Benjamin Creighton Griffiths playing La Source at the Urdd National Eisteddfod May 2008. This performance won him 1st Place in the (School) Year 7 to 9 Solo Harp.