· Most people will know the music of Frank Mills without even realising.
· From the mid to late seventies Frank enjoyed phenomenal success world-wide with his trademark "lounge" music, in particular the ‘Music box Dancer’ single which has received more than two dozen gold albums, over one million radio plays not to mention the coveted Grammy nomination in 1980.
· Let Frank soothe you!
The Vernons Girls were originally a choir that were formed as part of the social activities of the Liverpool-based Vernon's football Pools company. The company saw it as a unique form of promotion and initially sponsored the project. At first, the singers were drawn exclusively from the staff of young women who checked the public's pools coupons. In the event, demand for the girls to give public performances grew far beyond expectation. Remarkably, women would seek employment with Vernons simply as a means of breaking into show business.
Strike Force Entertainment are delighted to restore to the back catalogue, on CD for the very first time, two of Vince Hill’s most beloved albums 1967’s “Edelweiss” and 1971’s “Look Around (And You’ll Find Me There)”. Both albums are contained on one CD and the enclosed CD booklet comes with an introduction by Vince Hill himself.
Originally released in March 1973, ‘The Singer’ was Liza Minnelli’s 7th studio album. The album is considered a milestone in Minnelli's recording career as it is her only studio album to reach the Top 40 on the US Billboard 200 Chart. The album also peaked at number 45 on the UK Album Chart.
This five cd set showcases all of Lionel Bart's early triumphs including music from the historic productions of Oliver! which featured the young Steve Marriott - an outstanding Artful Dodger soon to be fronting Small Faces - Stanley Holloway, the English actor renowned for his comic monologues and songs, and from the original 1960 hit show Ron Moody's immortal Fagin, Georgia Brown's Nancy and a certain Barry Humphries as Mr Sowerberry, the undertaker.
Having made an enormous contribution to the establishment of the Nashville Sound and the modernisation of country music, Anita Kerr felt the need to expand her artistic horizons and in 1965, made the move from Nashville to Hollywood. She wanted to work with different people, to get her own songs recorded, to play jazz, to conduct an orchestra, to take on more ambitious and more varied projects musically, and to form a vocal group which, rather than be confined to studio sessions, might also appear in club and concert settings.
The legendary Annie Ross is arguably the finest jazz singer Britain has produced. This two-cd edition combines A Handful of Songs with A Gasser!, where Annie is joined by Zoot Sims and Bill Perkins on tenor, pianist Russ Freeman, and guitarists Billy Bean and Jim Hall and by the original London Production of the surrealist musical, Cranks, the brainchild of choreographer John Cranko, with music by John Addison, a set designed by John Piper, a production in which Annie features alongside Hugh Bryant, Gilbert Vernon, and a young Anthony Newley.
“For you, three shiny, black records... they are filled with a woman's feelings about how music should be written and a man's ideas about life.” Rod McKuen. 1968
• A 'must-have' for the true romantic, these timeless recordings were the fruit of the inspired collaboration between the popular American poet Rod McKuen and the great arranger / vocalist Anita Kerr.