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Mantovani (musical variety)

    (Syndicated, 1959)

    [Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was an English orchestra leader born
     in Italy. He began his recording career with a small "cafe"
     orchestra, and by the early 1950s had become an international
     star of "Beautiful Music" recordings. Typical of that genre,
     his THEME song (which was his first hit record) the waltz tune
    "Charmaine", was played in a "cascading strings" arrangement which
     was recorded in deep reverberation that was a trademark of that
     era and genre, particularly necessary for the "cascading" effect.

     This syndicated series of 39 episodes was produced in England
     and featured a 46-piece orchestra; Guest vocalists who appeared
     on the show included Vic Damone, Connie Francis and Joni James.]


Theme: "Charmaine", from the 1926 film "What Price Glory?"

     Composers: music by Erno Rapee (ASCAP) and
                lyric by Lew Pollack (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Miller Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: EMI-Miller Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o EMI Music Publishing 
                         of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1926

     Copyright Date: 1927 on sheet music
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


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