Geraldo – Geraldo And His Orcheshtra – F 2327 - (Condition - 90-95%) - 78 RPM
Gerald Walcan Bright, better known as Geraldo
(10 August 1904 – 4 May 1974) was an English bandleader. He adopted the
name "Geraldo" in 1930, and became one of the most popular British
dance band leaders of the 1930s with his "sweet music" and his
"Gaucho Tango Orchestra". During the 1940s, he modernized his style
and continued to enjoy great success.
Bright was born in
London, where he played piano and organ and studied at the Royal Academy of
Music. He started his career as a pianist playing for silent films.
Geraldo became a
major figure on the British entertainment scene for four decades, having
fronted just about every kind of ensemble and influenced the successful
careers of numerous top singers. For his broadcasts he varied the style of
his orchestra quite considerably, and a particular series Tip Top Tunes
(employing a full string section alongside the usual dance band) enjoyed
great popularity. Several commercial recordings were made, spotlighting the
considerable arranging talents of the young Wally Stott (better known in the
US as Angela Morley).