The Eddy Duchin Story
The Original Sound Track Recording
Original Music by Eddy Duchin
with: Shepperd Strudwick
Introducing: Victoria Shaw
Screen Play by: Samuel Taylor
Story by: Leo Katcher
Produced by: Jerry Wald
Directed by: George Sidney
Columbia Records ...CL 790...33 1/3 LP
Good, but dingy
Record: G+...tracks well, a little noise...$5.00
1) Chopin's E-Flat Nocturne - Eddy Duchin recorded July 2, 1947
2) Time on My Hands - Eddy Duchin recorded July 2, 1947
3) What Is this Thing Called Love - Eddy Duchin recorded February 16, 1942
4) Shine On Harvesst Moon - Eddy Duchin recorded June 25, 1947
5) Smiles - Eddy Duchin recorded June 25, 1947
6) You're My Everything - Eddy Duchin recorded July 15, 1942
7) April Showers - Eddy Duchin recorded July 15, 1942
8) Brazil - Eddy Duchin recorded October 4, 1941
1) Three O'Clock in the Morning - Eddy Duchin recorded June 24, 1947
2) The Man I Love - Eddy Duchin recorded March 5, 1941
3) Just One of Those Things - Eddy Duchin recorded February 16, 1942
4) Blue Room - Eddy Duchin recorded July 14, 1942
5) Am I Blue - Eddy Duchin recorded July 14, 1942
6) Stardust - Eddy Duchin recorded April 6, 1939
7) Till We Meet Again - Eddy Duchin recorded June 24, 1947
ON THE BACK OF THE JACKET:
It was in these areas that he made his reputation, but his fame extended much further than that. His style, like any other style that is worthy of attention, was by no means inimitable-it was the very repeated chords and shifting dynamics that made him famous. Any duffer could play mock-Duchin, but only the real Duchin could make the fusion of this style and the music that made him one of American's most popular musicians for years.
In this collection of origianl recordings, dating mostly from the Forties, Eddy Duchin is heard in a variety of his most chacteristic work-lightly sophisticated treatments of semntimental tunes, glossy interpretations of Cole Porter, Gershwin and similar composers, and the unforgettable free rhapsodies on familiar themes...He appeared in movies and on the radio, and recorded many of his finest arrangements for Columbia Records. With the outbreak of the war (World War 2), he disbanded his orchestra and enlisted in the Navy, earning a distinguished record. After the war, he returned to resume his career, and discovered that his old admirers had not lost their affection for him. Then, in 1951, he was stricken with leukemia, and dies at the age of 42.
His tasteful and charming music forms a delightful souvenir of a cultivated and distinctive musician. Perhaps no one else has so clearly stamped his personality on music of this kind, and although there is a sort of period flavor twining through these delectable songs, nothing has faded or dated: the performances are as bright and engaging as ever. These are vintage Duchin, sparkling with eitality and brimming with melody, light-hearted and intimate. The Duchin star shines on, undimmed.
Ibid: When I first saw this movie Tyrone Power was one of my favored male actors - and what lad would not love to be loved by Kim Novak. At that time I too was taking piano lessons, so the way Mr. Power moved on the keys was just to much - did not know he did not play - but later in life, his moves are still just too much not to like. And while Eddy Duchin is no longer with us - his music is - and that of his son, Peter Duchin, which in many ways is his father's son.
If you see the movie on TV or rent it for the family - just to let you know this is a story of a man's life, and while,
as they do, Hollywood takes its libraries with such things - it is a good movie and the music is all Duchin,
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