He also became a member of the original Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, formed in with Nikolai Sokoloff as director. Spitalny then moved to Boston, and for two years lead a piece ensemble in a large motion picture house. With that additional experience under his belt, he formed his own touring orchestra, which recorded for Victor from toand later made records for the Edison, Hit of the Week, and Perfect labels.
AroundSpitalny decided to organize a new orchestra to play dance music, in which "there has been no compromise with cheapness-only good melodic airs have been arranged. Having given careful consideration to "what sort The Hour Of Charm All Girl Orchestra - To: My Mother music we can offer the masses who love music without having studied it," he decided on "light music, melodic, rhythmic, well-played tunes which will satisfy the ear and the emotions without overtaxing The Hour Of Charm All Girl Orchestra - To: My Mother intellect which has not been trained so that it may grasp the beauties of the greater classics.
But what made his orchestra really different was that it was staffed by all females, ranging in age from 17 to Leopold Spitalny, a musician. Federation of Musicians, elected Sept. He said that he found the best players in small towns, reasoning that the women were able to devote more time to practicing their instruments and Album No. 2 (Shellac) good technique. He instructed them to follow a strict and rigid The Hour Of Charm All Girl Orchestra - To: My Mother, rehearsing for five or six hours a day, and, as part of their contract, the women pledged not to leave and get married without giving six months' notice.
They became so popular by that the orchestra had expanded to 34 members. Spitalny's second spouse, Evelyn, was part of the group she became its concertmaster and was prominently featured as "Evelyn and Her Magic Violin. For a total of more than 20 years, Spitalny gave his musicians the inspiration and opportunity for recognition. And where in the world. They're more cooperative and they don't waste their.
Besides appearing on "The Hour of Charm" radio show, Spitalny and his orchestra toured the country, served as "window dressing" on movie screens including "Here Come the Co-Eds" with Abbott and Costello inAlbum No. 2 (Shellac) performed at President Harry S. Truman's electoral ball in They made a number of recordings for Columbia, including a four-disc rpm set in"Hymns" Cwhich was later reissued as a 10" LP CL Spitalny was still known, but around health reasons forced his retirement from music.
He suffered from pernicious anemia, had arterosclerotic heart disease for the last 10 years of his life, and bone cancer for one year. He had undergone what was described only as "major surgery" about 10 months before his death at age Throughout it all, Spitalny and Evelyn remained a loving and devoted couple. Health, Oct. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers - Flamingo (Deluxe Edition)club no.
American Federation of Musicians. Roger D. House Publishers,pp. Publishers,pp. Bowker Company,pp. Wilson Co. William H. Young and Nancy K. I would like to expand this tribute with, if possible, a new interview of someone who was important to Phil Spitalny's life or career.
Are you an alumnus of his band, a member of his family, or a collector who is knowledgeable about his accomplishments?
Please contact me via e-mail. The big bands are back. June He was born into a Russian family which had been musicians for many generations. His musical education started early and at the age of 9 he is supposed to have played the clarinet all night long to earn a few cents. He was educated at the Conservatory of Music in Odessa Pshedelia - Ziynet Sali - Mor Yıllar (File, Album) he also learned to play Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run piano and violinbut the clarinet remained his favorite and he made several appearances as a child prodigy on the instrument.
Aroundhe came to the U. There, he got into music professionally, and he and Leo were members of a group which performed in the dining room of the city's Hotel Statler.
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