Friday, 4 March 2016

Even The Nights Are Better - Bernard Ebbinghouse (Special Compilation)



Thanks again to Will Crump for another fine compilation, this time featuring a name I had not heard much about, Bernard Ebbinghouse.

The web has little information about him, but what is known is that he was born in Germany in 1927, and moved to England in 1935 where he spent the rest of his life. 

Early in his career, he was an arranger for Geraldo & His Orchestra, then worked on TV and film soundtracks from the 1960s to the early 1970s, including UK comedy film Prudence And The Pill in 1968.

An album was issued in 1971 credited to Flutes 'N' Flugels (conducted by Bernard Ebbinghouse), some tracks from which are included here.

I understand he later worked for the BBC, as the only two tracks I previously had from him were on a BBC compilation called Listen Easy - Hits From The 60s.

He passed away in 2012, aged 84.

Intro from Will and the link are in the comments.

Album Preview - I Say A Little Prayer 

13 comments:

  1. From Will:

    Greetings once again. I have a treat for you that features an orchestra whose recordings are obscure. Here for your listening pleasure is a custom album by Bernard Ebbinghouse & His Orchestra. If you like this album, please comment. It's all I ask in return for the work that goes into putting these custom albums together.

    If any of you have albums by Bernard Ebbinghouse or Ivor Raymonde, please post.

    http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/HbgCxDvU/file.html

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  2. Thank you for sharing this music.

    Will look forward to listening to it once it has downloaded.

    Your efforts in sharing music with us is very much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Douglas (UK)

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  3. Hi, Douglas!! Nice to make the acquaintance of another easy listening music lover from jolly old England. You guys get the good stuff over there for sure! :-) Your light "pops" orchestras cover more contemporary music from the late-'60s and '70s than American orchestras ever have. I hope you enjoy Bernard Ebbinghouse. His recordings are very rare and I suspect, though I don't know as a matter of fact, that many of his recordings may have been released "for broadcast only", else we'd see more albums when we search him on the web.

    Have you ever heard of the Brancaster Studio Orchestra? I came across a piece by them and really like what I heard, but like Bernard Ebbinghouse, their recordings are obscure. If you have anything by him, could you or someone on the blog share it, please? Until next time, pleasant listening fellow fine music lovers.

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    1. Will,

      I have a CD by the Brancaster Studio Orchestra called Midnight. I originally posted it on ELW n 2008, but the link is long since gone. I am re-uploading now, and will re-post when complete.

      Mark

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  4. Thank you so very much,Mark! :-)

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  5. I know what you mean Will when you mention about certain pieces of music being for broadcast only, we tend to call it library music by session musicians over here, and I am looking for such like by Werner Twardy pseudonym (T.W Ardy) the following tunes Bornfree and The Look of Love.

    VR

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    1. When I first really got into easy listening instrumental music, I learned the hard way that many of the artists I heard on the easy listening instrumental channel of Digital Cable Radio did not release their material in the U.S. I had to go through a specialty shop that ordered imported CDs in the easy listening instrumental genre.

      I have found recordings that on rare occasion (like the Fantasy Strings conducted by Ettore Strata) mentioned that they were originally "broadcast only". I don't understand why any good orchestra would record albums and then not make them commercially available. I think the easy instrumental albums by "Muzak" fall into that category.

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  6. Heard this artist on EZ TV cable not long ago. This is really great music to relax to. Many thanks for your efforts. Wish someone could post a compilation CD of those great Christmas instrumentals produced by Bonneville & Drake Chenault..to name a few Lex De Azevedo, John Gregory, Buckingham Strings. My best to all. Bob(Pittsburgh USA)

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    1. You're most welcome, my fellow fine music lover. Enjoy! Wait 'til late evening, turn all the lights in the house off save a small lamp, turn on the music, stretch out in your comfy chair or sofa and enjoy the music. Maybe make a good cup of hot decaf. coffee or hot herbal "sleepy time" tea.....light a scented candle or burn some nice incense....

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  7. Hi, Mark. What a treat. Thanks so much for sharing this collection.
    Mrxrt

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  8. Will, so I didn't read this closer before, but thank YOU for collecting this fine music.

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    1. It's my pleasure. I love sharing with others who appreciate this music as I do.

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