Is it just me? I honestly don't remember Mantovani being used as background
music in stores and elevators. While he is always lumped in with elevator
music by hipsters, the folks I remember listening to him did so at home
while they read or did their sewing. It was the same market as Percy Faith
and Bert Kaempfert.
(An interesting bit of trivia I recently learned is that a number of
Kaempfert's albums were made at Owen and Harold Bradley's Music Row studio
here in Nashville rather than in Germany as most of us assumed. They used
phone lines to the Ryman Auditorium to serve as an echo chamber.)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dan Nelson
> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 1:10 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Muzak is bankrupt/mantovani
> Its interesting that Mantovani conducted a swinging dance band in the
> late 30's he was in the league of Ambrose and Jack Hylton. YOu
> should definately check his dance band recordings out.
> Certainly not elevator music unless it was bouncing from basement to
> penthouse .....
> --- On Sat, 2/14/09, Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > From: Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Muzak is bankrupt
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009, 5:30 PM
> > Yes, Mantovani gave the LP and Hi-Fi a shot in the early
> > days on those 'new technologies, IMHO. I can hear those
> > cascading strings right now without even getting out my old
> > record.
> > Rod Stephens
> > --- On Sat, 2/14/09, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > From: Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Muzak is bankrupt
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009, 5:07 PM
> > > > "The court sentences the defendant to ten
> > years in
> > > prison..in a cell
> > > > where Mantovani is played 24/7...?!"
> > > >
> > > > Steven C. Barr
> > > >
> > >
> > > Oh crap-I like Mantovani. In fact saw him and his
> > crew
> > > live in 1961. I
> > > think elevators gave him a bad name.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Frank B Strauss, DMD