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Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30´s

101 Strings

Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30´s Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30´s
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Somerset Records...P-21000...M1-21000A/B...MO-AU-503...33 1/3 LP...High-Fidelity

Side 1
1) Mooligh Serenade - Parish - Miller...NTG (3:28)
2) Embraceable You - G. Gershwin...NTG (3:48)
3) It´s A Sin To Tell A Lie - Mayhew...NTG (2:30)
4) I´ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Berlin...NTG (3:29)
5) Portrait Of You - R. W. Lowden...NTG (3:06)
6) Night And Day - Cole Porter...NTG (3:36)

Side 2
1) Deep Purple - DeRose - Parish...NTG (3:15)
2) Begin The Beguine - Cole Porter...NTG (3:33)
3) September Song - Anderson - Weill...NTG (4:01)
4) Flirt - R. W. Lowden...NTG (3:15)
5) I´m Getting Sentimental Over You - Washington - Bassman...NTG (3:59)
6) Goodnight Sweetheart - Valee - Noble - Campbell - Connelly...NTG (3:17)

Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30´s Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30´s


Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30´s


The years between 1930 and 1939 produced some of the great popular "evergreens" of the century. It was an era to usher in the golden age of the dance bands and the pre-war radio and screen personalities that are now legendary. Who of us over 30 can ever forget Glenn Miller´s Moonlight Serenade, Artie Shaw´s unforgettable version of Begin the Beguine or the Ink Spots singing It´s a Sin To Tell A Lie - the warm nostalgia of Larry Clinton´s swingin´ Deep Purple in contrast to Les Brown´s swingin´ I´ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.
A total of twelve wonderful songs dress in the sound of magnificence. All of Robert Lowden´s sparkling arrangements in this album have retained the flavor of the original hit recordings of these million seller songs that mirror musical America in the thirties.

The lush magnificence and hi-fidelity depth of "101 Strings" is due to a combination of factors. First in importance, is the concept of scoring for the strings. The necessity of using 101 strings instruments is to utilize various harmonies and voicings and not weaken the dynamic of quality of any one line when playing counter lines. This is particularly importance with the violins and violas, and creates a wonderful rich channel separation for hi-fidelity recording. The listener will note that a times the melody line is in full presence and possibly a full and lovely conter line is being played without sacrificing the full dynamic value of either. Secondly, the original performances have been records under the most exacting aucio engineering standards with specially designed microphones with characteristics to compensate for any possible distortion from the tremendous bass frequency response in cello and string bass. Third, and of extreme importance, are the players themselves. They represent the finest musicians in Europe today. There are, in fact, eleven concertmeisters in the first chairs.

The DYNA-COUSTIC process is the most advanced principle of recording in the audio sciences. By pre-daterming levels and optimum frequency responses of each section of the orchestra, microphones are placed and set at a fixed volume during the performance. The result is a natural dynamic response from the hall or studio thereby retaining the pure acoustical resonances heard at actual performance rather than an electronic audio illusion that is emotionally disappointing in normal recording.

This album was recorded under direction of D. L. Miller.

SOMERSET RECORDS are Manufactured By Miller International Company, Runnemede, N. J., U. S. A.

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