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Thank you, Richard,

I was happy to receive your email, but disappointed that it wasn't the
recording I was looking for.
Many years ago (1955) I had, what I thought, was a Royale 10-inch LP which
had Romberg conducting Softly.....
I can hear parts of the recording in my head, but I don't really remember
on which record it was.
I shall keep searching.

Thanks again.
Ben Roth


On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 8:59 PM Richard Markowitz <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Ben,
>
> The recording in question can be heard at archive.org:
>
>
> https://archive.org/details/78_softly-as-in-a-morning-sunrise_sigmund-romberg-and-his-orchestra-eric-mattson-victo_gbia0082866a
>
> The singer, Eric Mattson, is best remembered for having created the role of
> Enoch Snow in the original production of *Carousel*, in 1945.  He was one
> of many singers who toured with Romberg's orchestra as a vocalist, after
> the Second World War.
>
> All of the RCA *Gems From Romberg Shows *series (there were five volumes,
> all conducted by the composer) have been reissued on two Naxos compact
> discs, the first of which includes *Softly as in a Morning Sunrise*).
>
> The orchestral version that you recall may be from a set of Sonora 78s,
> arranged and conducted by Robert Russell Bennett, titled *Broadway Hits of
> Yesterday* (Sonora MS-475).  When Eli Oberstein acquired the Sonora masters
> after the company went bankrupt, it was reissued, along with a companion
> set, *Broadway Hits of Today* (Sonora MS-468) on a 12" Royale LP (1241),
> credited to the Royale Concert Orchestra.
>
> The full Royale issue, including the Romberg arrangement, can be heard on
> youtube:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXVKgRAj1Ng
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Richard Markowitz
>
> On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 11:34 AM Benjamin Roth-Aroni <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks, Mickey.
> > I’ll look at the list. Maybe there’s something else I’d like to have.
> > Regards, Ben
> >
> > On Sunday, October 4, 2020, Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > Ben-The list a the following URL is records for sale , but there are a
> > > number or Royale records, with serial numbers, but a search for
> "Romberg"
> > > Yielded nothing. However search for this one Royale1843 and it seems
> that
> > > they had a themed      VictorHerbertWaltzes album, so I think it's
> likely
> > > that they did a Romberg one too. -Mickey
> > >
> > > http://www.jukn55.com/10-inch-lps.html
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message----- From: Benjamin Roth-Aroni
> > > Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2020 9:08 PM
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Does anyone have this record?
> > >
> > > Hi Mickey,
> > > Sorry to hear about the fire.  I cannot imagine how horrible that would
> > be.
> > >
> > > Many years ago before I paid any attention to orchestras and labels, I
> > had
> > > an orchestral recording of "Softly...."
> > > I can hear parts of it in my head, but can't remember who played it.  I
> > > wish I could.
> > > Sometimes I think it was a 33-1/3 10-inch Royale record and Romberg was
> > > conducting, but I can find no such record anywhere.
> > > Is there a catalogue of 10-inch Royale vinyls somewhere?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Ben
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 7:34 PM Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > Ben-I have or have had all these - The Romberg destroyed in the fire at
> > my
> > >> shop. The others I still have.-Mickey
> > >>
> > >> VIC    10-1209    SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE    SIGMUND ROMBERG
> AND
> > >> HIS
> > >> ORCHESTRA    ERIC MATTSON    ROMBERG-HAMMERSTEIN        0
> > >> VIC    21775    SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE    NAT SHILKRET
> > FRANKLYN
> > >> BAUR    HAMMERSTEIN II,ROMBERG    10/18/28    47767
> > >> BB    10054    SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE    ARTIE SHAW
> > >> HAMMERSTEIN-ROMBERG    11/17/38    1028977
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Benjamin Roth-Aroni
> > >> Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2020 2:15 PM
> > >> To: [log in to unmask]
> > >> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Does anyone have this record?
> > >>
> > >> [image: Softly as in a morning sunrise.jpg]
> > >>
> > >>
> >
>