I can't thank you enough. I know they are all educated guesses (though
most likely correct ones), but much, much better than the yawning void
on the CD booklet.
This really helps me immensely and answers a slew of questions about personnel.
On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 23/04/2012, Peter Hirsch wrote:
>> Thanks, Don,
>> Since I am attempting a discographic project involving a player that
>> was a member of the Thornhill band for a couple of years (among other
>> things), I am attempting to look at as many Thornhill recordings that
>> I can get my hands on or are adequately covered in existing
>> discographies. So, the Past Perfect, Hep and all other labels are of
>> interest to me in my search.
>> The tracks and timings are:
>> Stealin' apples - 3:13 July 24 '42
>> Snowfall - 2:55 May 26 '41
>> Where or when - 2:58 May 26 '41
>> A Sunday kind of love (Fran Warren) - 3:21
>> Robbin's nest - 3:17 Oct 17 '47
>> Yardbird suite - 3:18 Dec 17 '47
>> Early autumn (Fran Warren) - 2:52 Sept 25 '47
>> There's a small hotel (The Snowflakes) - 3:16 July 24 '42
>> Arab dance - 4:21 July 17 '46
>> Hungarian dance - 2:39 March 10 '41
>> I knew you when (Buddy Hughes) - 3:18
>> Portrait of a guinea farm - 3:11 April 13 '41
>> Anthropology - 3:01 Sept 4 '47
>> Under the willow tree (Buddy Hughes) - 3:02 July 17 '46
>> Let's call it a day - 3:13 Dec 17 '47
>> Buster's last stand -2:51 June 19 '42
>> As I said, there seem to be two or three recordings of the songs
>> listed in the reference works I have used, so timings may help zero in
>> a little.
> I have picked the tracks on the Hep CDs that are within a couple of
> seconds in timing. Generally the other recording of a song is about 20
> secs different.
> In the case of "Sunday Kind of Love" neither is very close. Maybe an
> alternate take, or a 78 played at the wrong speed.
> Don Cox
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