Monday, July 16, 2007

Café Colette Orchestra

Matrix number E-5184
CAFÉ COLETTE ORCHESTRA WALFORD HYDEN: Walford Hyden dir p
Recorded London, ca 1933
E-5184 WINE, WOMEN & SONG (STRAUSS)
no catalogue number ( could be E )
A round 4" record for AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS LIMITED, part of a series of five records. These are the other ones:
E-5180-B KASBECK (CAUCASIAN DANCE) - catalogue number CB
E-5181-A TOREADOR IN ANDALUSIA - cataloge number B
E-5182-A MELODY IN F. (RUBINSTEIN) - catalogue number A
E-5183-B RADETZKY MARCH - catalogue number D
On the label the text: WORLD FAVOURITES SPECIALLY RECORDED FOR AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS LTD.
Behind the band name the text BY PERMISSION OF “REGAL-ZONOPHONE
On the reverse an advertisment for AIRCRAFT SHOCKPROOF WATCHES with the text AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS LTD. Present THE CAFÉ COLETTE ORCHESTRA (WALFORD HYDEN) of Broadcast Fame in a series of “WORLD FAVOURITES
AIRCRAFT SHOCKPROOF WATCHES OBTAINABLE ON THE EASIEST TERMS. Double Life 3 Hole Blades: 15 Blades for 1”- . FINEST BLADE ON THE MARKET IRRESPECTIVE OF PRICE. A GIFT INCLUDED WITH EVERY PACKAGE. WRITE FOR SPECIAL GIFT LIST AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS LTD. 89 NEW OXFORD STREET LONDON W.C. 1
Walford Hyden was a Staffordshire man, born at Hanley in 1892. He studied music in Manchester and at the Royal Academy of Music, London. At one time he was musical director to Anna Pavlova, the famous dancer. His first broadcast was about 1928 when he conducted the BBC Orchestra in his London suite "Nights in Town". He was a pianist and composer as well as a director.

Source: Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography. - Hans Koert (2004-2007) ( partly available online )


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Hans Koert

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