by MALCOLM O'NEILL

 

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COMMENCING: 20th February 1961

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

Elite Syncopations

Chris Barber’s Jazz Band

COLUMBIA

33SX 1245

 

10.36 - 11.00

A Concert of English Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

DECCA

LXT 5015

 

11.06 - 11.30

The Joy of Living

Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

CAPITOL

T 1148

 

11.36 - 12.00

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 / Karelia Suite

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson

RCA

RB 16184

Side 2 only

12.06 - 12.30

Informally Yours

Carmen Cavallaro

BRUNSWICK

LAT 8346

 

12.36 - 13.00

Second to None

Band of the Royal Scots Greys

TOP RANK

35 / 035

 

13.06 - 13.30

Operetta Memories

Mantovani and his Orchestra

DECCA

LK 4347

 

13.36 - 14.00

Cuban Moonlight

Stanley Black: His Piano and Latin Rhythms

DECCA

LK 4115

 

14.06 - 14.30

Like Blue

Andre Previn, David Rose and Orchestra

MGM

C 828

 

14.36 - 15.00

Falla: The Three Cornered Hat / Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe / Alborada del Gracioso

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

COLUMBIA

33CX 1694

 

15.06 - 15.30

Swinging Brass

Oscar Peterson Trio

HMV

CLP 1403

 

15.36 - 16.00

Delius: Florida Suite, Dance Rhapsody No 2, Over the Hills and Far Away

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

HMV

ALP 1697

Side 1 only

16.06 - 16.30

Delius: Florida Suite, Dance Rhapsody No 2, Over the Hills and Far Away

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

HMV

ALP 1697

Side 2 only

This last record must have been well used, as in some regions (those whose programme company did not show "Small Time") had trade test music from 16.36 to 16.45, and the 16.06 record was also normally used then.

 

The precise starting date for the next schedule is not known:

COMMENCING: August / September 1961

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

Dixieland Jazz

Beale Street Buskers

EMBER

EMB 3310

 

10.36 - 11.00

Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne

Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy

PHILIPS

GBL 5505

 

11.06 - 11.30

Latin Affair

George Shearing Quintet

CAPITOL

T 1275

 

11.36 - 12.00

Mozart: In the Gardens of Mirabell

Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter

PHILIPS

GBL 5552

 

12.06 - 12.30

Show Tunes

Bill McGuffie

PHILIPS

BBL 7472

 

12.36 - 13.00

Carefree

Percy Faith and his Orchestra

PHILIPS

BBL 7467

 

13.06 - 13.30

Strauss Concert

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Clemens Krauss

DECCA

ACL 80

Side 2 first, omitting Band 4

13.36 - 14.00

Intimate Percussion

Stanley Black: His Piano and Latin Rhythms

DECCA

LK 4381

 

14.06 - 14.30

Southern Scene

Dave Brubeck Quartet

FONTANA

TFL 5099

 

14.36 - 15.00

Mexico Tropicale

Pepe Jaramillo and his Latin-American Rhythm

PARLOPHONE

PMC 1080

 

15.06 - 15.30

Cocktails with Cavallaro

Carmen Cavallaro

BRUNSWICK

LAT 8372

 

15.36 - 16.00

Starlight Waltzes

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra conducted by Felix Slatkin

CAPITOL

P 8456

Side 1 Band 3 omitted?

16.06 - 16.30

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat, "Emperor"

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano). Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Clemens Krauss

DECCA

ACL 98

 

 

COMMENCING: 2nd April 1962

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

Chris Barber's American Jazz Band

Chris Barber

COLUMBIA

33SX 1321

All vocal tracks omitted

10.36 - 11.00

Salud Mexico

Pepe Jaramillo and his Latin-American Rhythm

PARLOPHONE

PMC 1147

 

11.06 - 11.30

Carmen Cavallaro with That Latin Beat

Carmen Cavallaro

BRUNSWICK

LAT 8320

Side 2 first

11.36 - 12.00

Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite

The 101 Strings

PYE

GGL 0048

 

12.06 - 12.30

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and Piano Concerto in F major

Julius Katchen with Mantovani and his Orchestra

DECCA

LXT 5069

 

12.36 - 13.00

Tara's Theme & Other Themes

Percy Faith and his Orchestra

PHILIPS

BBL 7488

Side 2 first

13.06 - 13.30

Holst: The Planets

BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

HMV

ALP 1600

Side 1 only

13.36 - 14.00

Mood Latino

George Shearing Quintet

CAPITOL

T 1567

 

14.06 - 14.30

Gone with the Wind

Dave Brubeck Quartet

FONTANA

TFL 5071

Side 2 first?

14.36 - 15.00

Joe (Mr Piano) Henderson with the Geoff Love Orchestra and the Williams Singers

Joe (Mr Piano) Henderson with the Geoff Love Orchestra and The Williams Singers

PARLOPHONE

PMC 1161

Side 1 only

15.06 - 15.30

A Touch of Elegance

Andre Previn and his Orchestra

PHILIPS

BBL 7525

 

15.36 - 16.00

Beethoven: Overtures

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eduard Van Beinum

DECCA

ACL 97

 

16.06 - 16.30

The Big Country

Jerome Moross

HMV / UNITED ARTISTS

CLP 1511

 

 

The September 1962 Schedule which follows was unusual, in that there were two sets of playing orders. The reasons for this remain a mystery, but it will be noted that certain records that were played Side One first in one order were played Side Two first in the other. Thus both sides of certain records were played in some instances! For clarity, both playing orders are shown, and this varied from region to region. For example, at Croydon the schedule commencing with "White Satin" at 10.06 was in operation from 1st September 1962 until early December 1962, then for the remaining three months, the schedule commenced with "Cha Chas for Dancing". At other stations things were different. At Burnhope it is understood that the "White Satin" playing order ran for six months, while at Mendlesham the "Cha Chas for Dancing" start was used throughout the period. It has also been suggested that there may have even been transmitters that alternated between the two playing orders throughout the week, playing one set on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the other set on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays!

COMMENCING: 1st September 1962 (Schedule A)

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

White Satin

George Shearing Quintet

CAPITOL

T 1334

 

10.36 - 11.00

Rossini and Verdi Overtures

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

COLUMBIA

33CX 1726

 

11.06 - 11.30

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor

John Ogdon (piano). Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard

HMV

ALP 1928

 

11.36 - 12.00

Stranger on the Shore

Acker Bilk with the Leon Young String Chorale

COLUMBIA

33SX 1407

 

12.06 - 12.30

Cha Chas for Dancing

Hugo Montenegro

TIME ORIOLE

OT 2502

 

12.36 - 13.00

West Side Story

Oscar Peterson Trio

HMV

CLP 1563

Side 2 first

13.06 - 13.30

Love Tide

Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

CAPITOL

T 1571

 

13.36 - 14.00

Serenade

Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra

PARLOPHONE

PMC 1149

Side 2 first

14.06 - 14.30

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major

Sviatoslav Richter (piano). Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

RCA

RB 16235

 

14.36 - 15.00

Accordion

Dominic Cortese

TIME ORIOLE

OT 2508

 

15.06 - 15.30

Dick Hyman and his Trio

Dick Hyman and his Trio

LONDON

HAZ 2449

 

15.36 - 16.00

That's Paris

Tony Osborne, Piano and Orchestra

HMV

CLP 1354

 

16.06 - 16.30

Hérold: La Fille Mal Gardée

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orchestra conducted by John Lanchbery

DECCA

LXT 5682

 

 COMMENCING: 1st September 1962 (Schedule B)

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

Cha Chas for Dancing

Hugo Montenegro

TIME ORIOLE

OT 2502

Side 2 first

10.36 - 11.00

That's Paris

Tony Osborne, Piano and Orchestra

HMV

CLP 1354

Side 2 first

11.06 - 11.30

Accordion

Dominic Cortese

TIME ORIOLE

OT 2508

Side 2 first

11.36 - 12.00

Serenade

Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra

PARLOPHONE

PMC 1149

Side 1 first

12.06 - 12.30

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor

John Ogdon (piano). Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard

HMV

ALP 1928

 

12.36 - 13.00

Love Tide

Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

CAPITOL

T 1571

 

13.06 - 13.30

Stranger on the Shore

Acker Bilk with the Leon Young String Chorale

COLUMBIA

33SX 1407

 

13.36 - 14.00

Rossini and Verdi Overtures

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

COLUMBIA

33CX 1726

Side 1 only

14.06 - 14.30

West Side Story

Oscar Peterson Trio

HMV

CLP 1563

Side 2 first

14.36 - 15.00

White Satin

George Shearing Quintet

CAPITOL

T 1334

 

15.06 - 15.30

Dick Hyman and his Trio

Dick Hyman and his Trio

LONDON

HAZ 2449

 

15.36 - 16.00

Hérold: La Fille Mal Gardée

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orchestra conducted by John Lanchbery

DECCA

LXT 5682

 

16.06 - 16.30

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major

Sviatoslav Richter (piano). Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

RCA

RB 16235

 

 

COMMENCING: 4th March 1963

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

Viva Chaquito!

Chaquito and his Orchestra

FONTANA

680 995 TL

 

10.36 - 11.00

The Gentle Touch

Jackie Gleason

CAPITOL

W 1519

 

11.06 - 11.30

Swingin' Easy

Carmen Cavallaro

BRUNSWICK

LAT 8518

 

11.36 - 12.00

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Serenade in E minor

New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Anthony Collins

DECCA

ACL 131

Side 1 only

12.06 - 12.30

Very Tall

Oscar Peterson Trio / Milt Jackson

VERVE

VLP 9002

 

12.36 - 13.00

Colonel Bogey Marches On

Band of H.M. Royal Marines conducted by Vivian Dunn

HMV

CLP 1312

 

13.06 - 13.30

Verdi: The Lady and the Fool

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Charles Mackerras

HMV

XLP 30006

Side 1 only

13.36 - 14.00

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux

RCA

RB 16186

Side 1 only

14.06 - 14.30

Jazz Samba

Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd

VERVE

VLP 9013

 

14.36 - 15.00

Haydn: Symphonies Nos 100 and 83

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karl Munchinger

DECCA

LXT 5647

Side played varied between transmitters

15.06 - 15.30

50 Guitars Go South of the Border

50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett

LIBERTY

LBY 1064

 

15.36 - 16.00

George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers

George Shearing

PHILIPS RIVERSIDE

JLP 55

 

16.06 - 16.30

The Music of Brazil

Percy Faith and his Orchestra

CBS

BPG 62097

 

 

COMMENCING: 2nd September 1963

Time

Title

Artists

Label

Number

Comments

10.06 - 10.30

Slightly Latin

Paul Smith Quartet

MGM

C 938

 

10.36 - 11.00

Ole Bossa Nova

Laurindo Almeida and Bossa Nova All Stars

CAPITOL

T 1872

 

11.06 - 11.30

Country Style

Roger Williams

LONDON

HA/R 8052

Side 1 Band 6 omitted

11.36 - 12.00

Bouquet of Love

The Percy Faith Strings

COLUMBIA

BPG 62000

Side 1 only

12.06 - 12.30

Bossa Nova U.S.A

Dave Brubeck Quartet

COLUMBIA

BPG 62127

 

12.36 - 13.00

Bursting Out with the All Star Big Band

Oscar Peterson Trio

VERVE

VLP 9029

 

13.06 - 13.30

Love is a Game of Poker

Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

CAPITOL

T 1817

 

13.36 - 14.00

Big Band Bossa Nova

Stan Getz

VERVE

VLP 9024

 

14.06 - 14.30

Italian Guitars

Al Caiola

TIME ORIOLE

OT 2504

 

14.36 - 15.00

Scottish Dance Time

Stan Hamilton and the Clansmen

ORIOLE

PS 40028

Side 1 only at most transmitters. Black Hill started midway through Side 1 !

15.06 - 15.30

Sittin' on a Rainbow

Andre Previn and his Orchestra

COLUMBIA

BPG 62133

 

15.36 - 16.00

Waltzing in the Dark

Carmen Cavallaro

BRUNSWICK

LAT 8522

 

16.06 - 16.30

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A "Italian"

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer

COLUMBIA

33CX 1751

Side 1 only

 

 

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