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Stanley Black

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Stanley Dark was perhaps one of the most prolific and eclectic Uk bandleaders from the postwar period, appearing daily on BBC radio and saving a large number of LPs and film ratings in a massive array of designs. Delivered in London on June 14, 1913, Dark began monitoring piano at age seven beneath the tutelage of Rae Robinson; he continued to wait the Mathay College of Music, and was simply 12 once the BBC Symphony Orchestra performed one of is own unique compositions (a variation he gained by earning a competition in Melody Maker). By age group 18, Dark was touring with bandleader Maurice Burman, within the years to check out working with English jazz luminaries including Howard Jacobs, Joe Orlando, Lew Rock, and Teddy Joyce. He also performed alongside going to American greats like Benny Carter, and also recorded a edition of “Honeysuckle Rose” using the famous Coleman Hawkins. In 1936 Dark authorized on with bandleader Harry Roy, staying along with his group for four years, including a 1937 South American tour that launched him to Latin American music, a custom his work frequently celebrated within the years to check out. During this time period, he also required his 1st stab at composing for cinema, adding to the rating from the film Tempo Racketeers. After providing in World Battle II, Black came back to London in 1944 and was appointed conductor from the BBC Dance Orchestra, broadcasting as much as six performances weekly for nine years and frequently topping Melody Maker’s lists of radio’s most-heard music artists. Using the dawn of long-playing information, he also started documenting for Decca, liberating as much as four albums each year like a headliner (many of which are very much valued by today’s connoisseurs of space age group pop, specifically the Exotic Percussion recording), furthermore to playing countless additional backing sessions. Together with all of this he also obtained movies — some 200 total during the period of his profession — including 1948’s It Constantly Rains on Weekend, 1951’s Laughter in Heaven, and 1957’s The Nude Truth. In 1952, Dark remaining the BBC to become listed on Decca like a full-time personnel conductor and arranger, and in 1958 he was appointed music movie director at Elstree Studios, where he obtained the Cliff Richard musicals The CHILDREN and Summer Vacation. Black received a Gramophone Honor in 1965 for his edition of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and continued to conduct the majority of Britain’s main orchestras. Regardless of the gradual lack of his hearing, he continuing directing broadcasts on the BBCs Maida Vale studios in to the 1990s. He passed away in London on November 27, 2002.

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Died November 27, 2002, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Parents Lewis Schwartz
Albums Film Spectacular!, The Cash Box (Instrumental Hits), Tropical Moonlight, Dimensions in Sound, Cuban Moonlight / Tropical Moonlight, Music of Lecuona, Digital Magic, Black Magic / Satan Superstar, Ravel: Bolero; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances, Music of a People / Spirit of a People, Carnival In the Sun, Gershwin Goes Latin, Intimate Percussion / Exotic Percussion, The Music of Irving Berlin, Red Velvet / Music for Romance, Great Film Themes, ITV Themes, Great Rhapsodies for Orchestra, Exotic Percussion, Festival in Costa Rica, Cinema Gala: The Epic, Some Enchanted Evening / Summer Evening Serenade, Gems for Orchestra, The Latin World of Stanley Black, Cinema Gala: Great Love Stories, Fiddler On The Roof, Gershwin, G.: Dayful Of Song/Cuban Overture/Promenade/Rhapsody In Blue/Lullaby/An American In Paris, Spirit Of A People, Spartacus & Masquerade Ballet Suites, Favorite Song, France / Russia, Stanley Black Plays Hollywood Love Themes (Bonus Track Version), The Music Of Richard Rodgers, Autumn Leaves, I Love Latin, Mr Jones and Juliet, Broadway Spectacular, Jazz Legend, Game Of Marbles, Moon Mission, The Guns of Navarone - Music from World War II Films, Hits To Have A Night Out, Khatchaturian: Ballet Suites From Spartacus & Masquerade, Dancing Time, That Big Band Sound, Digital Hollywood: Memorable Film Scores, Heat Wave, Express Yourself, Delightful Trip, Gaudy Colours, Granada
Movies The Day the Earth Caught Fire, City Under the Sea, The Trollenberg Terror, Laughter in Paradise, Summer Holiday, The Naked Truth, Valentino, The Young Ones, The Flesh and the Fiends, Hell Is a City, Crossplot, Too Many Crooks, The Full Treatment, The Long and the Short and the Tall, Jack the Ripper, The Battle of the Sexes, The System, Tommy the Toreador, The Vicious Circle, Wonderful Life, West 11, Five Golden Hours, Bottoms Up, Happy Ever After, Maniac, Double Bunk, Now and Forever, Sands of the Desert, Sparrows Can't Sing, Further Up the Creek, The Siege of Sidney Street, Tiger by the Tail, Lilli Marlene, The Gilded Cage, Escape by Night, Rattle of a Simple Man, One Wild Oat, Make Mine a Million, Orders Are Orders, The Interrupted Journey, The Flying Scot, The Monkey's Paw, Hindle Wakes, Hand in Hand, These Dangerous Years, Recoil, A Yank in Ermine, 80,000 Suspects, Come Dance with Me, Shadow of the Past, Broth of a Boy


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1 He was born Solomon Schwartz in 1913, son of Spitalfields bootmaker Lewis Schwartz, and his professional surname is a literal translation of the German for black. One of his albums "Mazel Tov! - Jewish Wedding Favorites" credits Stanley Black and His Orchestra on one side and Sol Schwartz and His Orchestra on the other.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Razor's Edge 1984 conductor
The Wicked Lady 1983 conductor
Valentino 1977 conductor / music arranger
Crossplot 1969 conductor
Red and Blue 1967 Short conductor
The Double Man 1967 conductor
Ballad in Blue 1965 composer: additional music
Rattle of a Simple Man 1964 conductor
The Girl-Getters 1964 musical director
Crooks in Cloisters 1964 conductor
Swingers' Paradise 1964 musical director / orchestrator
What a Crazy World 1963 musical director
West 11 1963 musical director
80,000 Suspects 1963 conductor
The Cracksman 1963 composer: additional music - uncredited / music supervisor
Maniac 1963 conductor
The Punch and Judy Man 1963 conductor
Sparrows Can't Sing 1963 composer: background score / composer: incidental source music - uncredited / musical director
Summer Holiday 1963 composer: background score / musical director / orchestrations
Petticoat Pirates 1961 conductor
Wonderful to Be Young! 1961 additional composer: songs and score / musical director / orchestrator
The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961 musical director
Double Bunk 1961 musical director
Call Me Genius 1961 composer: additional music - uncredited / musical director
Hand in Hand 1961 conductor
Five Golden Hours 1961 conductor
Jungle Fighters 1961 musical director
Sword of Sherwood Forest 1960 composer: songs
The Sundowners 1960 music supervisor - uncredited
The Siege of Sidney Street 1960 musical director
Stop Me Before I Kill! 1960 conductor
Sands of the Desert 1960 conductor
Follow That Horse! 1960 conductor
Hell Is a City 1960 music conductor
Bottoms Up 1960 music director
The Battle of the Sexes 1960 conductor
The Flesh and the Fiends 1960 conductor
Tommy the Toreador 1959 musical director
Jack the Ripper 1959 music conductor
Too Many Crooks 1959 conductor
Make Mine a Million 1959 musical director
The Solitary Child 1958 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Crawling Eye 1958 conductor
Sid Caesar Invites You 1958 TV Series music director - 13 episodes
Blood of the Vampire 1958 conductor
Black Tide 1958 musical director
Blind Spot 1958 composer: stock music - uncredited
Wonderful Things! 1958 musical director
Off the Record 1955-1958 TV Series conductor - 52 episodes
The Night Before Christmas 1957 TV Movie conductor
Your Past Is Showing 1957 conductor
The Mailbag Robbery 1957 musical director
These Are the Shows 1957 TV Movie conductor
The Circle 1957 musical director
Time Lock 1957 musical director
From Me to You 1957 TV Series conductor - 9 episodes
Dangerous Youth 1957 conductor
Kelly's Eye 1957 TV Series orchestra director - 12 episodes
City After Midnight 1957 conductor
A Stranger in Town 1957 musical director
Beat Up the Town 1957 TV Movie conductor / orchestral arrangements
I Know What I Like 1957 TV Series orchestra director - 1 episode
Hour of Decision 1957 musical director
Festival of British Popular Songs 1956-1957 TV Series musical director - 5 episodes
Behind the Headlines 1956 musical director
The Tin Pan Alley Show 1956 TV Series conductor - 9 episodes
Teenage Bad Girl 1956 musical director
Life with the Lyons 1956 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Passport to Treason 1956 musical director
Bond of Fear 1956 musical director
Hit Parade 1955-1956 TV Series musical director - 4 episodes
A Yank in Ermine 1955 conductor
An Alligator Named Daisy 1955 music arranger / musical director
No Smoking 1955 musical director
They Can't Hang Me 1955 composer: additional music - uncredited
Cross-Up 1955 musical director
Two Grooms for a Bride 1955 musical director
Murder on Approval 1955 composer: stock music - uncredited
Orders Are Orders 1955 conductor
As Long as They're Happy 1955 musical director
The Gilded Cage 1955 musical director
The Benny Hill Show 1955 TV Series composer: signature tune - 1958
Tonight's the Night 1954 conductor
Double Exposure 1954 composer: stock music - uncredited
Impulse 1954 musical director
White Fire 1953 musical director
Holiday Week 1952 conductor
Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow 1952 conductor
Laughter in Paradise 1951 conductor - uncredited
One Wild Oat 1951 musical director
Lilli Marlene 1950 conductor
The Interrupted Journey 1949 conductor
Third Time Lucky 1949 musical director
The Monkey's Paw 1948 conductor / musical director
The Fatal Night 1948 conductor
Mrs. Fitzherbert 1947 conductor
It Always Rains on Sunday 1947 dance music arranged and played by
Dual Alibi 1947 conductor
Bedelia 1946 music arranger: dance music
Rhythm Racketeer 1937 music arranger

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holiday Week 1952 musical score
Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow 1952
Laughter in Paradise 1951
One Wild Oat 1951
Lilli Marlene 1950 musical score
Shadow of the Past 1950
Come Dance with Me 1950
Paul Temple's Triumph 1950
The Interrupted Journey 1949
Third Time Lucky 1949
The Hideout 1948
The Monkey's Paw 1948
The Fatal Night 1948
Mrs. Fitzherbert 1947
Dual Alibi 1947
The Ten Year Plan 1945 Documentary short
Highlights of the 1990 World Cup 1990 Video documentary as Francis Stevens
World Cup Stars 1990 Video documentary as Francis Stevens
Valentino 1977
Mission: Monte Carlo 1974
Crossplot 1969
City in the Sea 1965
Rattle of a Simple Man 1964
The Girl-Getters 1964
Swingers' Paradise 1964 background score
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Adlington Hall, Cheshire 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Midlands 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: North East Region 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: North of the Trent 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Patrington Village, Yorkshire 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Stisted Mill, Essex 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Wakefield, Yorkshire 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: West Region 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 1964 Documentary short
Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Within 50 Miles of Piccadilly Circus 1964 Documentary short
What a Crazy World 1963
West 11 1963
80,000 Suspects 1963
Maniac 1963
The Pot Carriers 1962
Wonderful to Be Young! 1961
The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961 uncredited
The Man in the Back Seat 1961
Double Bunk 1961
House of Mystery 1961
Hand in Hand 1961
Five Golden Hours 1961
Jungle Fighters 1961 uncredited
Boyd's Shop 1960
The Siege of Sidney Street 1960
Stop Me Before I Kill! 1960
Sands of the Desert 1960
Follow That Horse! 1960
Hell Is a City 1960
Bottoms Up 1960
The Battle of the Sexes 1960
The Flesh and the Fiends 1960
Tommy the Toreador 1959
Jack the Ripper 1959
Too Many Crooks 1959
Rebound 1959
Make Mine a Million 1959
Broth of a Boy 1959
Further Up the Creek 1958
The Crawling Eye 1958
Blood of the Vampire 1958
Black Tide 1958
Wonderful Things! 1958
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk 1958
Professor Tim 1957
Your Past Is Showing 1957
The Mailbag Robbery 1957 uncredited
The Circle 1957
Time Lock 1957 uncredited
Dangerous Youth 1957
City After Midnight 1957
A Stranger in Town 1957
High Terrace 1956
Breakaway 1956
Behind the Headlines 1956 uncredited
Teenage Bad Girl 1956 uncredited
Passport to Treason 1956
Bond of Fear 1956 uncredited
Now and Forever 1956
A Yank in Ermine 1955
An Alligator Named Daisy 1955 uncredited
Cross-Up 1955 uncredited
Orders Are Orders 1955
Look at It This Way 1955 TV Series 6 episodes
As Long as They're Happy 1955
The Gilded Cage 1955 uncredited
Tonight's the Night 1954
Impulse 1954 uncredited
Escape by Night 1953
Recoil 1953
White Fire 1953

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kill Your Darlings 2013 performer: "Lilli Marlene"
Mister Lonely 2007 performer: "Cheek to Cheek"
Jamal the Funny Frog: Beach 2002 TV Short music: "Pathe News Fanfare" - uncredited
Jamal the Funny Frog: Dentist 2002 TV Short music: "Pathe News Fanfare" - uncredited
Oh Yeah! Cartoons 1998 TV Series music - 2 episodes
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1992-1994 TV Series music - 3 episodes
Strictly Ballroom 1992 "Os Quindins De Yaya"
Valentino 1977 arranger: "Dark Eyes", "El Choco" - uncredited
Jabberwocky 1977 music: "Berlin Wall" - uncredited
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 writer: "The Promised Land" - uncredited
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 music: "March Concord", "Academy Award" - uncredited
City in the Sea 1965 performer: "War-Gods Of The Deep Main Title - Turgillis Manor", "Gillman Attack", "Jill's Theme", "Kidnapped Jill - Secret Watergate", "The Captain Enters", "The City in the Sea - My People, My World - The Hunting Party", "First Edition Poe", "Jill Found", "A Shrine To Beatrice", "Underwater Escape", "Cave Fight", "Volcano Eruption", "Final Escape - War-Gods Of The Deep End Titles" / writer: "War-Gods Of The Deep Main Title - Turgillis Manor", "Gillman Attack", "Jill's Theme", "Kidnapped Jill -
The Girl-Getters 1964 arranger: "When the Saints Go Marching In" - uncredited / music: "Twist No.1", "Fanfare for V.E. Day" - uncredited
Summer Holiday 1963 "Orlando's Mime"
Wonderful to Be Young! 1961 writer: "Mood Mambo"
Double Bunk 1961 writer: "Double Bunk"
Sword of Sherwood Forest 1960 writer: "Songs"
The Siege of Sidney Street 1960 music: "Ya Vas Lyu-Blyu"
Operation Cupid 1960 music: "Take Your Time"
Bottoms Up 1960 music: "School Song"
Look Back in Anger 1959 music: "Music Excerpt" - uncredited
Teenage Bad Girl 1956 arranger: "Francesca da Rimini" - uncredited / writer: "Get With It"
Cross-Up 1955 music: "I Know Love"
Impulse 1954 music: "You're Gone But You're Everywhere"
Escape by Night 1953 music: "Should I Care", "Why"
White Fire 1953 music: "No Way Out"
The Hideout 1948 music: "Hoppity Blue" - uncredited
It Always Rains on Sunday 1947 music: "Ealing Follies" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tin Pan Alley Show 1956 TV Series based on an idea by - 10 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everything Is Rhythm 1936 Band Member: Pianist (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ask Anne 1961 TV Series Himself
Off the Record 1956-1958 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself
Kelly's Eye 1957 TV Series Himself
The Winifred Atwell Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Show Band Parade 1957 TV Series Himself
It's Magic 1952 TV Series Himself - Guest

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