4 Sep 2011

Blue Smoke Series 2 Episode 2 - Sunsets and Sunrises

From Blue Smoke, 7:00 pm on 4 September 2011

The second series of Blue Smoke examines the boom in New Zealand recording in the years before musicians combed their hair forward, and beat bands would dominate the air waves. It features rare recordings and occasional excerpts of interviews with the participants.

Blue Smoke Part 2

Sunsets and Sunrises: Jazz combos, mainstream pop and the role of radio.

Covering early mainstream pop acts, small jazz combos, and the role played by radio in disseminating New Zealand popular music. It looks at the changes in pop radio, from the conservative approach of ZB in the 1950s to the dawn of pop radio as we understand it now. Archive clips of The Lever Hit Parade are included.

Music Details Sunsets and Sunrises:

Track: I Can't Get Started
Artist: Mavis Rivers
Album: Jazz Concert 1950
Composer:
Label: Ode SODET 467

Track: Dipsy Doodle
Artist: Kiwi Concert Party
Source: RNZ Music Library, Wellington
Composer: Larry Clinton
Label: none

Track: Tea for Two
Artist: Mark Kahi
Source: private live recording, Mt Maunganui, 1954
Composer: Youmans-Caesar
Label: none

Track: The Man I Love
Artist: Marlene Tong
EP: At the Colony
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
Label: La Gloria GEP326

Track: Ballin' the Jack
Artist: Ricky May
45rpm single
Composer: Smith-Burris
Label: La Gloria

Track: Swinging Shepherd Blues
Artist: Garth Young
45rpm single
Composer: Koffman
Label: Tanza ZF315

Track: Anything Goes
Artist: NZ Jazz Trio
EP: NZ Jazz Trio Plays Hits From the Shows
Composer: Cole Porter
Label: La Gloria GEP6001

Track: Cobra
Artist: NZ Jazz Trio
EP: NZ Jazz Trio Plays Exotica
Composer: Martin Denny
Label: La Gloria GEP6002

Track: Slow Boat to China
Artist: Pat Vincent
EP: Four of the Best
Composer: Frank Loesser
Label: Peak OKE4

Track: Makin' Whoopee
Artist: Kahu Pineaha
45rpm single
Composer: Donaldson-Kahn
Label: Prestige PSP0128

Track: Mixed Emotions
Artist: Esme Stephens
78rpm disc
Composer: unknown
Label: Stebbing S114

Track: Lever Hit Parade final programme, 30 Dec 1965
Artist: Selwyn Toogood
Source: RNZ Sound Archives, ID# 8750

Track: Rumble
Artist: Bob Paris
45rpm single
Composer: Link Wray
Label: Zodiac Z451011

Track: All Shook Up
Artist: the Q Tees
Album: Early Rock'n'Roll from New Zealand, vol 9 & 10
Composer: Blackwell-Presley
Label: Collector CLCD7765/A/B

Track: Teenage Beat
Artist: Ronnie Sundin
Album: Early Rock'n'Roll from New Zealand, vol 9 & 10
Composer: Bill Sevesi
Label: Collector CLCD7765/A/B

Track: Monsoon
Artist: Toni Williams
45rpm single
Composer: Perry Williams
Label: La Gloria GSP039

Track: Ordinary Guy
Artist: Lynn Barnett
45rpm single
Composer: Johnny Devlin
Label: Viking VP110

Track: The Wisest Fool in Town
Artist: Anne Murphy
45rpm single
Composer: unknown
Label: Viking VP142

Track: I'm a Fool
Artist: K-Dons with the Embers
45rpm single
Composer: unlisted
Label: Viking VP120

Track: The White Rabbit
Artist: Peter Posa
Album: The Very Best of Kiwi Instrumentals
Composer: Bill Ivory and Graham Rosling
Label: EMI 5786192

Track: Putti Putti
Artist: Jay Epae
Album: Waiata: Maori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars
Composer: Jay Epae
Label: EMI 50999 6802952 4

Track: Tumblin' Down
Artist: Jay Epae
Album: Waiata: Maori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars
Composer: Jay Epae
Label: EMI 50999 6802952 4

Track: Beatles Arrival in Wellington, June 1965
Artist: Peter Sinclair and Doreen Kelso
Source: RNZ Sound Archives, ID# 27331

Track: Can't Buy Me Love
Artist: Barry Markwick Trio
Album: Barry Markwick Trio Plays the Lennon McCartney Songbook
Composer: Lennon-McCartney
Label: Peak OKLP6068