Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra CD
“In London, in Love & In London, in Love … Again”
23 TRACKS on 1 CD
Norrie Paramor was a British record producer, composer, arranger, bandleader, pianist and conductor. He was an important figure in British music, who helped to launch the careers of Cliff Richard, Helen Shapiro, Acker Bilk, The Shadows and more. He produced records for Ruby Murray, Eddie Calvert, Helen Shapiro, Frank Ifield and Ricky Valance among others and in 1960 arranged and conducted Judy Garland’s British recording sessions and was her musical director at the London Palladium and in Europe.
Paramor composed music for films, including Serious Charge (1959), Expresso Bongo (1959), The Young Ones (1961), No My Darling Daughter (1961), The Frightened City (1961), A Pair of Briefs (1962), Two and Two Make Six (1962), The Wild and the Willing (1962), The Fast Lady (1963), Doctor in Distress (1963), Father Came Too! (1963), and My Lover, My Son (1970).
In 1955, he formed the Norman Paramor Orchestra and recorded a best-selling album, In London in Love, featuring the soprano Patricia Clarke. The album established his trademark orchestral signature sound, which was again used to great effect on the companion album, In London in Love … Again. The tracks featured on these two albums are reissued on this CD, all classics, penned by such giants as Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, Hoagy Carmichael, George & Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer and many more. The track list includes some of the great romantic standards.
THE NEARNESS OF YOU / STAIRWAY TO THE STARS / STARDUST / EMBRACEABLE YOU / STARS FELL ON ALABAMA / THE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPS / ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE / I’LL GET BY / DEEP PURPLE / SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME / DEARLY BELOVED / THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE / LOVE WALKED IN / AS TIME GOES BY / MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU / ALL THE WAY / MY HEART STOOD STILL / I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE / TRUE LOVE / ISN’T IT ROMANTIC? / THESE FOOLISH THINGS / BODY & SOUL