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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra - Ebb Tide [London Phase 4 SP 44053] (1964)

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ITEM# SR-LOSP44053
Ratings: C=NM-; LP=VG+

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Artist:

Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra

Title:

Ebb Tide

Released: 1964
Label: London Phase 4
Catalog: SP 44053
Genre: Easy Listening
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Ebb Tide
02 How Deep Is The Ocean
03 Deep River
04 Stranger On The Shore
05 Moonlight On The Ganges
06 Sea Mist
07 Shenandoah
08 La Mer
09 Moon River
10 Sleepy Lagoon
11 Victory At Sea
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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra - Hawaii [London Phase 4 SP 44087] (1967)

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ITEM# SR-LOSP44087
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Artist:

Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra

Title:

Hawaii

Released: 1967
Label: London Phase 4
Catalog: SP 44087
Genre: Easy Listening


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T R A C K L I S T:
01 Hawaiian War Chant
02 Now Is The Hour
03 Red Sails In The Sunset
04 On The Beach At Waikiki
05 Sweet Leilani
06 Bali Ha'i
07 Hawaiian Wedding Song
08 Coco-Nut
09 Blue Hawaii
10 My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua
11 The Moon Of Manakoora
12 Aloha, Oe!
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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra - Foreign Film Festival [London Phase 4 SP 44112] (1967)

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ITEM# SR-LOSP44112
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Artist:

Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra

Title:

Foreign Film Festival

Released: 1967
Label: London Phase 4
Catalog: SP 44112
Genre: Film Music / Classical


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T R A C K L I S T:
01 Theme From ''The Good, The Bad And The Ugly''
02 Theme From ''Elvira Madigan''
03 Lara’s Theme From Dr. Zhivago
04 Theme From ''The Dark Of The Sun''
05 This Is My Song
06 Zorba’s Dance
07 Alfie
08 I Will Wait For You
09 Irina
10 The James Bond Theme
11 Rose Of Saigon
12 A Man And A Woman
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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra - Chacksfield Plays Bacharach [London Phase 4 SP 44158] (1970)

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ITEM# SR-LOSP44158
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Artist:

Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra

Title:

Chacksfield Plays Bacharach

Released: 1970
Label: London Phase 4
Catalog: SP 44158
Genre: Easy Listening


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Matrix / Runout (Side B):
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T R A C K L I S T:
01 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
02 Alfie
03 I'll Never Fall In Love Again
04 This Guy's In Love With You
05 Paper Mache
06 Trains And Boats And Planes
07 (They Long To Be) Close To You
08 You'll Never Get To Heaven
09 The Look Of Love
10 To Wait For Love
11 The Green Grass Starts To Grow
12 Wives And Lovers
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Frank Chacksfield's Biography

Stephen Thomas Erlewine [allmusic.com]

Frank Chacksfield (b. May 9, 1914, Battle, Sussex, England; d. June 9, 1995) is a pianist and organist who had a series of hit singles in the '50s, most notably with "Ebb Tide."

Chacksfield learned how to play piano as a child. While he was a boy, he was the deputy organist for the local church. Though his parents discouraged him to pursue music as a career, he persevered. In the late '30s, when he was in his mid-20s, he was leading small musical bands in Britain. In 1940, he enlisted in the British army. During the war, he had his first radio broadcast, "Original Songs At the Piano," which orignated from Glasgow. Shortly after its broadcast, Chacksfield landed a job as the arranger for Stars In Battledress, a World War II entertainment troupe.

After the war, Chacksfield supported Charlie Chester's comedy group, Stand Easy. The connection with Chester led to Chacksfield's first recording, as the accompanist for Frederick Ferrari, one of Chester's lead singers. During this time, he was formed his own group, the Tunesmiths, and conducted orchestras for Henry Hall and Geraldo.

Frank Chacksfield signed with Decca and made his recorded solo debut in the early '50s. Soon, he scored a novelty hit single with "Little Red Monkey," which climbed to number three on the British charts in the spring of 1953. That summer, he had a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic with the "Theme from Limelight," which featured a lush, sweeping orchestra. The next year, Chacksfield followed with "Ebb Tide," which replicated the arrangement for "Limelight" and was equally successful. It was his first US hit single, peaking at number two.

For the rest of the '50s, Chacksfield released a series of popular instrumental singles, as well as accompanying albums. In the '60s, he had a weekly program on British radio; as he got older, he made the occasional appearance on UK radio shows.

Frank Chacksfield continued to record into the '90s; his last album was Thanks for the Memories (Academy Award Winners 1934-55), which was 1991.
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