Frank Chacksfield (b. May 9, 1914, Fight, Sussex, Britain; d. June 9, 1995) is really a pianist and organist who experienced some hit singles within the ’50s, especially with “Ebb Tide.” Chacksfield discovered how exactly to play piano as a kid. While he was a young man, he was the deputy organist for the neighborhood chapel. Though his parents discouraged him to go after music like a profession, he persevered. In the past due ’30s, when he is at his middle-20s, he was leading little musical rings in Britain. In 1940, he enlisted within the English army. Through the battle, he previously his 1st radio broadcast, “Initial Songs In the Piano,” which orignated from Glasgow. Soon after its broadcast, Chacksfield got a job because the arranger for Celebrities In Battledress, a global Battle II entertainment troupe. Following the battle, Chacksfield backed Charlie Chester’s humor group, Stand Easy. The bond with Chester resulted in Chacksfield’s first documenting, because the accompanist for Frederick Ferrari, among Chester’s lead performers. During this time period, he was created his personal group, the Tunesmiths, and carried out orchestras for Henry Hall and Geraldo. Frank Chacksfield authorized with Decca and produced his recorded single debut in the first ’50s. Quickly, he obtained a novelty strike solitary with “Small Crimson Monkey,” which climbed to number 3 on the English charts within the springtime of 1953. That summer time, he had a high 10 strike on both edges from the Atlantic using the “Theme from Limelight,” which highlighted a lush, sweeping orchestra. Another year, Chacksfield implemented with “Ebb Tide,” which replicated the agreement for “Limelight” and was similarly successful. It had been his initial US hit one, peaking at number 2. For all of those other ’50s, Chacksfield released some well-known instrumental singles, in addition to accompanying albums. Within the ’60s, he previously a weekly plan on United kingdom radio; as he got old, he made the casual appearance on UK radio displays. Frank Chacksfield continuing to record in to the ’90s; his last album was Thanks a lot for the Recollections (Academy Award Winners 1934-55), that was 1991.
|1||From 1953, led a well-known group, the 'Tunesmiths', recording for Parlophone. He later established a larger orchestra in conjunction with fellow musician Charlie Chester, which featured a predominant violin section, turning out popular ballads in the style of Mantovani, as well as movie and TV themes.|
|2||Son of a motorcycle engineer's assistant.|
|3||Musician, arranger and orchestra leader|
|4||His theme for Sexton Blake (1967) was recorded by The Vic Flick Sound and released on the now defunct Rediffusion label in the UK.|
|Monster-in-Law||2005||performer: "Parakeets of Paraguay"|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||2000-2002||TV Series music - 4 episodes|
|Porky's||1981||performer: "Ebb Tide"|
|Sweet Bird of Youth||1962||performer: "Ebb Tide" 1953 - uncredited|
|Åsa-Nisse som polis||1960||music: "Cuban Boy", "Sentimental" - uncredited|
|Sexton Blake||1967||TV Series composer: theme music|
|Festival of British Popular Songs||1957||TV Series musical director - 2 episodes|
|The Charlie Chester Show||1951||TV Series orchestra director - 1 episode|
|A Time to Kill||1955|
|The Harassed Hero||1954|
|Meet Mr. Malcolm||1954|
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