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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Desmond Carrington Reply with quote

Fabulous show!! It should be on for three hours Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with you Clive, Desmond is great, warm personality with a great affection and knowledge for the music.
I've been recording his shows using Audacity to listen to again in the future.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to it 'live' tonight for the first time in ages as I listened to Drive so remembered.

He played 'When I'm 64' but didn't hear if there was a connection to Harry James? I think some of the Lennon/McCartney songs were published by Dick James but don't think that would be it, if there was a connection?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even I listened to him last night, "live", just like H! (I was listening to RA and sheer laziness stopped me turning the radio off/over!)

Not something I'd choose to tune into every week, but it made a nice change to listen to someone who's displaying a keen interest in the music he is playing. I wonder if he is snowed in up in the wilds of Perthshire?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You used to be able to see his back garden when he had the 'Scotcam', but that seems to have been done away with when the site was revamped.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
I wonder if he is snowed in up in the wilds of Perthshire?



Eh yes, the first thing he said was '2 feet of snow' !

Cherskiy wrote:
it made a nice change to listen to someone who's displaying a keen interest in the music he is playing.


I'd like to see a show like this every day instead of, say, Steve Wright Rolling Eyes Wink

I'm not a great fan of Harry James Orchestra, bit corny, commercial. But I do like the early recordings with Frank Sinatra in 1939.

Desmond played On A Little Street In Singapore which wasn't issued in UK at the time and I'd not heard it before. It doesn't actually sound much like the later Sinatra. Desmond played that track (from Oct 1939), but Frank's first record From The Bottom Of My Heart was made with James in July 1939 and it WAS released in UK, and I have that 78; it's not rare, well it wasn't rare when I found it around 1980 in a junk shop.

I also like Helen Forrest singing and enjoyed Desmond playing I'm Beginning To See The Light.

Yes, good show Desmond!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Even I listened to him last night, "live", just like H! (I was listening to RA and sheer laziness stopped me turning the radio off/over!)


I'll probably catch it live a lot more often from now on with the change in Drivetime presenter. You just forget to switch the radio back on at 7 after a few weeks and miss so much.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually listen to, and enjoy, this programme every week but last night got sidetracked by Celebrity Mastermind...will go to Listen Again to hear what I missed.......I love Helen Forrest singing It's Been A Long Long Time....not sure who she does it with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Desmond played On A Little Street In Singapore which wasn't issued in UK at the time and I'd not heard it before. It doesn't actually sound much like the later Sinatra.

I remember 'On A Little Street In Singapore' when it was a hit in 1978 for Manhattan Transfer. Does that mean that they were the first to have a hit with that song in the uk?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for reminder of Manhattan Transfer's recording, just found it on Youtube, thanks LEE.

UK hits? No British band recorded the song in 1939/45. In 1940 the Glenn Miller Orch (with Ray Eberle) was issued in UK on HMV, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orch (with BOB Eberle) recording was issued in UK on Brunswick, maybe not 'hits', though, there weren't charts then here anyway.

Syd Lawrence recorded it but likely just as an album chart.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Cherskiy wrote:
I wonder if he is snowed in up in the wilds of Perthshire?



Eh yes, the first thing he said was '2 feet of snow' !


Very Happy To be fair, though, I made a cup of tea at the end of RA's show so probably missed that bit!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Thanks for reminder of Manhattan Transfer's recording, just found it on Youtube, thanks LEE.

UK hits? No British band recorded the song in 1939/45. In 1940 the Glenn Miller Orch (with Ray Eberle) was issued in UK on HMV, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orch (with BOB Eberle) recording was issued in UK on Brunswick, maybe not 'hits', though, there weren't charts then here anyway.

Syd Lawrence recorded it but likely just as an album chart.

You're welcome John. I can remember liking 'Man-Tran's' take on it. I've got a feeling that I bought it at that time, though I'll have to check my 45s to see if it's there or not.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pleased to be reminded of Manhattan Transfer... they were great to look at and listen to.
Chanson D'amour was their big hit I believe but "Don't Let Go" was another great song.
I think I'll do some ebaying!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond played one of my favourite pieces of music last night.....the wondrous Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin..last week on Desert Island Discs the celebrated pianist Lang Lang chose this version of it as one of the records he would take to his desert island

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmUHI2yTtVY
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the best things I heard Desmond play was this a few years ago, and I'm not joking! Great stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peXiOeUip9M
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond as ever played a nice mix of music. Last night it was tunes from the 1920s, a decade I know very well, but he didn't just stick in that decade for the performances. Many of the artistes featured are rarely if ever heard elsewhere on R2.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one of the things I like about Desmond's show. You don't really know what you are going to get next. He does throw in the unexpected from time to time.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His show is one of the few reasons for us re-tuning to R2. We never seem to forget.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond's playing some lovely music tonight....Don Estelle did have a lovely voice... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was a superb show as usual
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, agree, thoroughly enjoyed Desmond tonight. I never tire of hearing the Just William theme music written by Nigel Hess.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would prefer the show back on Sundays, I struggle to hear it in the evening - especially now he is on Fridays when, if I do get to listen to the radio I like to listen to Roger Day
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. On Fridays I tend to forget it's on.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
...if I do get to listen to the radio I like to listen to Roger Day


Twiggy Day!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsk tsk.. ask Santa to bring you a DAB radio with record facility and blammo... assuming you can receive DAB in your area, problem sorted.. Desmond at breakfast time Razz
I myself, will be enjoying this morning's SOTS at a time to suit me sir.. in fact, judging by some tracks I heard from a distance on this cold and frosty morn, several times over
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unfortunately Santa in these hard times don't think the other Santa will be bringing me much this year let alone a new DAB with record feature!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
....Don Estelle did have a lovely voice... Smile


Didn't he just. Your comment prompted me to seek out some of his stuff on Grooveshark; if you avoid the execrable "comic" interjections by Windsor Davies, you can really appreciate his gift. For a real treat, check out his version of "All the Things you Are", absolutely beautiful.

Can't help but wonder, had he been an emerging talent in this day and age, what "Britain's Got Talent" could have done for him.

Regrettably, in the 1970's he made a better living as a little fat bloke in shorts, although according to his obituaries he was a trained and talented vocalist. What a tragic waste.
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I remember walking through one of the arcades of the shopping centre in Milton Keynes (now branded "centre:mk") and I could hear familiar tones emanating from somewhere. It turned out to be Don Estelle set up in the window of Woolworths singing Whispering Grass ("sing Lofty!"). He had set an amp with his mic and was singing karaoke-style as a means of promoting his latest album.

I don't know how many he sold but I couldn't help feeling that it was a bit sad that such a talent had to resort to such measures to flog his wares.

Ahd yes, he did have a lovely voice.
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iwarburton wrote:
Agreed. On Fridays I tend to forget it's on.

Ian.


I do the same as I don't always listen to Drivetime on Fridays. It's more often than not the iPlayer, time permitting.

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Gnasty Gnome wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
....Don Estelle did have a lovely voice... Smile


Didn't he just. Your comment prompted me to seek out some of his stuff on Grooveshark; if you avoid the execrable "comic" interjections by Windsor Davies, you can really appreciate his gift. For a real treat, check out his version of "All the Things you Are", absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for that,Gnasty ..I LOVE that song ..it's a beauty...
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ColinB wrote:
I remember walking through one of the arcades of the shopping centre in Milton Keynes (now branded "centre:mk") and I could hear familiar tones emanating from somewhere. It turned out to be Don Estelle set up in the window of Woolworths singing Whispering Grass ("sing Lofty!"). He had set an amp with his mic and was singing karaoke-style as a means of promoting his latest album.

I don't know how many he sold but I couldn't help feeling that it was a bit sad that such a talent had to resort to such measures to flog his wares.

Ahd yes, he did have a lovely voice.


I saw him doing the same in Woolworths in Blackpool sometime in the early 1980s. A few years later he was roped in by our local council to bring in the new year, despite not having any connection with the area.
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Thanks for that,Gnasty ..I LOVE that song ..it's a beauty...


Glad to be of service! Very Happy

I've actually e-mailed Desmond, mentioned this thread, and asked if he could fit it into his show at some future date.

It's the sort of song that fits his show perfectly.
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becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for that,Gnasty ..I LOVE that song ..it's a beauty...


Glad to be of service! Very Happy

I've actually e-mailed Desmond, mentioned this thread, and asked if he could fit it into his show at some future date.

It's the sort of song that fits his show perfectly.
Fingers crossed.. Smile
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I love Fred Astaire's singing voice but his version of Dance In The Old Fashioned Way played by Desmond tonight wasn't a patch (imo) on the one by Charles Aznavour
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I agree Aznavour's was the best, maybe it's the French accent! Wink

Seems Desmond has gone all digital in his new home!

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I agree Aznavour's was the best, maybe it's the French accent! Wink

Seems Desmond has gone all digital in his new home!

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You might just be right about that,Helen... Very Happy
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Becky said: I love Helen Forrest singing It's Been A Long Long Time....not sure who she does it with.

I've got her singing it with the Harry James Orchestra - one of those recordings which is as near-perfect as possible.
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FleetingEileenM wrote:
Becky said: I love Helen Forrest singing It's Been A Long Long Time....not sure who she does it with.

I've got her singing it with the Harry James Orchestra - one of those recordings which is as near-perfect as possible.
That's probably the one,Eileen..thanks.... Smile
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Didn't know about his house move till right at the end of Friday's show, having remembered to tune in only at 7:30. What's the gos?

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He didn't elaborate Ian only, that he had moved and consequently his studio had been brought bang up to date with modern technology.

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