EDDIE CALVERT

 


COLUMBIA - SEG 7627
EDDIE CALVERT
O my beloved daddy - The holy city
Roses of Picardy - John and Julie

COLUMBIA - SEG 7637
EDDIE CALVERT
Serenade - Golden melody
Zambezi - Trumpet tango

COLUMBIA - SEG 7673
EDDIE CALVERT
They didn't believe me - Beyond Mombasa
Open your heart - Jungle moon

COLUMBIA - SEG 7853
EDDIE CALVERT
Volare - Dormi-dormi-dormi
Come prima - Americano

COLUMBIA - ESDF 1329
EDDIE CALVERT
Gabbie - Farewell my love
Jealousy - Malta G.C.

COLUMBIA - SEG 7891
EDDIE CALVERT
Angelina - Little pixie
Little serenade - The rumty tumty tumty melody

COLUMBIA - SEG 8002
EDDIE CALVERT
Indian summer - Songs of the islands (Na lei o Hawaii)
Manhattan - Sdewalks of Cuba

POLYDOR - 2051 189
EDDIE CALVERT
O, mien papa
Cherry pink and apple blossem white

 


SFP - 4M 026-07000

THE BEST OF EDDIE CALVERT

Side 1: Zambesi - Cherry pink and apple blossem white - Stranger in paradise - To be my beloved daddy - April in Portugal - Little serenade - Summertime

Side 2: Oh, mein papa - I'm gitting sentimental over you - Tenderly - Roses of Picardy - The poor people of Paris - Serenata - Memories of you


COLUMBIA - 1071

EDDIE CALVERT

Side 1: Easy to love - What is this thing called love ? - Can't help lovin' dat man - Taking a chance on love - Falling in love with you

Side 2: The man i love - Why do i love you ? - One night of love - A little love, a little kiss - Love is the sweetest thing

 

EDDIE CALVERT (ARTIST BIOGRAPHY)

Eddie Calvert (15 March 1922 7 August 1978) was an English trumpeter, who enjoyed his greatest successes in the 1950s. Calvert had his first United Kingdom, number one instrumental single in 1954, with "Oh Mein Papa".

Albert Edward Calvert was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, and grew up in a family where the music of his local brass band featured highly. He was soon able to play a variety of instruments, and he was most accomplished on the trumpet.After World War II he graduated from playing as an amateur in brass bands to professional engagements with popular dance orchestras of the day, including Geraldo's plus Billy Ternet and he soon became renowned for the virtuosity of his performances. Following his exposure on television with the Stanley Black Orchestra, an enthusiastic announcer introduced him as the 'Man With The Golden Trumpet' - an apt description that remained with him for the rest of his musical career.

 Calvert's style was unusually individualistic, and he became a familiar musician on BBC Radio and TV during the 1950s. He first recorded for Melodisc , ca 1949-1951 before he started to record for the Columbia label and his records included two UK number ones, "Oh Mein Papa" and, more than a year later, "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White". He was the first British instrumentalist to achieve two number ones. "Oh Mein Papa" which also sold well in the United States, topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks (then a UK chart record), and he received the first gold disc awarded for a UK instrumental track.

Further chart entries were "John And Julie", taken from the soundtrack of the movie John and Juliet, and "Mandy", his last major hit. Other recordings included "Stranger In Paradise" (1955), "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1956) and "Jealousy" (1960). Calvert also co-wrote "My Son, My Son" in 1954 - a chart-topper for Vera Lynn. His theme to the film, The Man with the Golden Arm was banned by the BBC. Despite the fact that that this was an instrumental disc, a BBC spokesman said "The ban is due to its connectiuon with a film abut drugs".

As the music industry entered the less innocent age of the 1960s, Calvert's musical renditions became less appreciated by record buyers. By 1968 Calvert had become disillusioned by his dwindling fortunes and left the UK, making South Africa his home.He died of a heart attack in Salisbury in 1978, during a concert tour of Rhodesia. He was 56 years of age.

(info from Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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