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Earl Grant "Winter Wonderland" Decca (1965)
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:46:44 AM »
I couldn't leave the holiday season without mentioning
Earl Grant.
Master of dual keyboard piano and organ/Leslie speaker.
Also a very good vocalist.
This wax has a great variety of different styles and syncopations.

Since lots of friends had the flu, we got together the last day
of the "12 Days of Christmas" for food and conversation.
Felt more genuine than all the 2 months of pre-holiday hype, of course !
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Re: Earl Grant "Winter Wonderland" Decca (1965)
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 12:19:30 PM »
I am not familiar with Earl Grant, so I looked at one of his videos on YouTube.  "Fly Me To The Moon" on Brunswick from 1963.  I was not aware that Brunswick records existed as late as 1963.  I don't own a note of Earl Grant for whatever reason.  Ignorance more than anything, I reckon.  His material is very similar to Frankie Carle, vocals excepted.


Edit.......  Interesting.  Brunswick in 1963 was the "rythmn and blues" division of Decca records.  Acquired, sold, then re-acquired from Columbia Records, sometime in the early 1940's.  A descendent of the original Brunswick that made pin-setting and sports equipment, started in 1916. 
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.

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Re: Earl Grant "Winter Wonderland" Decca (1965)
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 05:07:39 PM »
Buddy Holly had wax released under Brunswick, Decca, and Coral !
All one big record family. How times have changed.
Some companies had their separate "Jazz" labels, such as EmArcy
from MeRCury.
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Re: Earl Grant "Winter Wonderland" Decca (1965)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
I think MCA acquired Decca and Brunswick's library as I have albums of Duke Ellington and Red Nichols on their label.
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Re: Earl Grant "Winter Wonderland" Decca (1965)
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 06:33:23 PM »
I have a few Earl Grant recordings, both piano and organ. No Christmas....I guess is should put that on my search list.

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Re: Earl Grant "Winter Wonderland" Decca (1965)
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 08:19:01 PM »
Decca became MCA sometime in the early 1970's IIRC.
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.