LINKS TO RECORDINGS BY WEBSTER BOOTH AND ANNE ZIEGLER

I have updated this list and removed some of my duplicate recordings in favour of Mike Taylor’s excellent ones.

THE WEBSTER BOOTH-ANNE ZIEGLER APPRECIATION GROUP

I have updated this list and removed some of my duplicate recordings in favour of Mike Taylor’s excellent ones.

Tribute blog to Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:

Tribute blog to Webster Booth as a solo artist:

Podcasts,recordings and videos featuring Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:

Audio recordings on SoundCloud:

Internet archive: https://archive.org/details/@jeanniec#collections

https://archive.org/details/AMusicianRemembers1975WBBroadcast1Joined

https://archive.org/details/AMusicianRemembersBroadcast2WBJoined

New Year 1962 On Wings of Song: https://archive.org/details/NewYear1961Joined

My bookstore with books about Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:

More videos on Daily Motion featuring mostly Webster Booth solo recordings

Joined: Bachelorhood to Fatherhood for fathers’ day: https://clyp.it/vt1qyg40

My  Podcasts about Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:

Podcasts about Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler on the Internet Archive

http://booth-ziegler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-20T11_17_28-07_00

My profile on 78rpm Collectors site 

Link to Mike’s recordings on Clyp: https://clyp.it/user/e3kqv4dv

Link to Jean’s recordings on Clyp: https://clyp.it/user/3dacarmv

Mike Taylor’s recordings

A Wand’ring minstrel https://clyp.it/vwvgfs0t

Abide with Me https://clyp.it/rqrz40lw

New version: https://clyp.it/0frb2thx

A Bird Sang in the Rain https://clyp.it/ijhcovsn

A Brown Bird Singing https://clyp.it/brvdmi34

A kiss in the dark https://clyp.it/ctnreghj

Agnus Dei https://clyp.it/xudblzg1

A Little Love, A Little Kiss https://clyp.it/41nuus5l

Ah, love me a little with Joan Hammond https://clyp.it/0pdzigo1

Ah, Moon of my delight https://clyp.it/crfv3wwp

All hail thy dwelling pure and holy https://clyp.it/14nzwyiw

Along the road to dreams https://clyp.it/gtcdlnsz

Always as I close my eyes https://clyp.it/0jao0mjn

At the End of the Day https://clyp.it/c3p5ktzt

Ave Maria https://clyp.it/ljgr4zma

Ay, Ay, Ay https://clyp.it/otoper4v

Ballynure Ballad/Trottin’ to the fair https://clyp.it/5kedevx4

Beauty’s Eyes (Mike’s restoration) https://clyp.it/s1pgttre

Because https://clyp.it/jec4g21m

Break of Day https://clyp.it/e0myaltg

Come into the garden Maud https://clyp.it/qhgv55ad

Danny Boy https://clyp.it/webfrk3l

Dearest Love https://clyp.it/sjf1kpyl

Dearest of all https://clyp.it/oys4xksw

Devotion https://clyp.it/qoyrd0je

Eleanore https://clyp.it/tbd1l45v

Everywhere I go https://clyp.it/pnt44gno

Faery Song https://clyp.it/u4sicnr2

Faust finale https://clyp.it/xmwdsd3u

Carmen Flower song https://25ymvget

For you alone https://clyp.it/4zvxpp5y

Friend o’ mine (Drawing room) https://clyp.it/2hupnyrm

Goodbye https://clyp.it/arfya1wa

Greensleeves https://clyp.it/hwtkpugs

Hear my song, Violetta https://clyp.it/w5nncwdm

Messiah He was cut off/But thou didst not keep his soul in hell https://clyp.it/if4bcgxg

Here in the quiet hills https://clyp.it/zaluw52b

Hindu Song https://clyp.it/unmn3ywd

Homing https://clyp.it/3yf515sw

How Lovely are Thy Dwellings https://clyp.it/ag5dom2q

I bless the day https://clyp.it/bvmqzs2t

I Hear You Calling Me https://clyp.it/oglyisr3

I Know of Two Bright Eyes https://clyp.it/rvhlotef

I leave my heart in an English garden https://clyp.it/5hcmvppc

I love thee https://clyp.it/gqrme5ug

I Love the Moon https://clyp.it/1kqd50xh

I’ll See you again https://clyp.it/z5mhee3r

I’ll Walk Beside You https://clyp.it/3wesbmcy

Ideale https://clyp.it/zescolht

Elijah If with all your hearts https://clyp.it/vw5at1cp

If you are there https://clyp.it/cznjr3xe

Indian Summer https://clyp.it/bx3l3il0

Creation In Native Worth https://clyp.it/eupvttnv

Just for today: https://clyp.it/ux434cln

Largo https://clyp.it/alzsisdy

Laugh at life https://clyp.it/odi5sa3m

Liebestraum (solo) https://clyp.it/5m4gabei

Sweet Yesterday Life begins anew https://clyp.it/otgebjff

Love in her eyes sits playing https://clyp.it/qvc2b55c

La Boheme Lovely Maid in the Moonlight https://clyp.it/uglt5utm

Love is the key https://clyp.it/1oaxikdd

Love’s last word is spoken https://clyp.it/srkegisz

Love sounds the alarm https://clyp.it/55sze1xe

Love’s old sweet song https://clyp.it/gsqxe0vd

Love’s Garden of Roses https://clyp.it/1ezr0ffc

Love Steals Your Heart https://clyp.it/tzmkft0b

Macushla https://clyp.it/j43r5j0i

Moonlight and You https://clyp.it/suxdsyrk

Morgen (Strauss) https://clyp.it/2mg4s2gl

Morgen/Come into the garden, Maud https://clyp.it/2sfecfdh

Morning https://clyp.it/oeoqxqxa

$Morning Glory https://clyp.it/kk4mcsj5

$Mountains of Mourne https://clyp.it/4z2gns1m

$Music for Romance https://clyp.it/b4ud0m4p

My Heart and I https://clyp.it/idfhvbb0

My Paradise https://clyp.it/e3lwl3vu

Napoli Bay https://clyp.it/labqhz5b

Nazareth https://clyp.it/3jldnhhz

Nirvana https://clyp.it/vfcrebxj

O, Come All Ye Faithful https://clyp.it/yeftoxnk

O, Dry Those Tears https://clyp.it/llblyizd#

Oh, Maiden, My Maiden https://clyp.it/4phcqvvr

O, Vision entrancing https://clyp.it/h0aqsgza

Onaway! Awake, Beloved https://clyp.it/wkrkfgck

One day when we were young/Sweethearts (upgrade) https://clyp.it/ha5jom1q

Pale Moon https://clyp.it/tamrwex1

Parted https://clyp.it/qriewsgs

Passing by https://clyp.it/nb1zbclc

Rigoletto quartet https://clyp.it/dvseui1p

Robber symphony Romance https://clyp.it/ggapqa0w

Serenata Robber symphony https://clyp.it/aupxdwy2

Serenade (Frasquita) https://clyp.it/i03gvrfa

She is Far From the Land https://clyp.it/d4r2jynm

Show me the way https://clyp.it/03fq3qw2

Snowy breasted pearl https://clyp.it/mj0k0ea0

So deep is the night https://clyp.it/fpjpevlo

Somewhere a Voice is Calling https://clyp.it/bybaikne

Somewhere a voice is calling/I know of two bright eyes https://clyp.it/2vck4wcn

Song of Songs https://clyp.it/i1u3vimd

Song of the Nightingale https://clyp.it/c2uvlq3k

Speak for me to my lady https://clyp.it/o0o1dgou

Star of my soul https://clyp.it/ghsq2d31

Sweethearts https://clyp.it/gzmhhegr

Sylvia https://clyp.it/fve0sbyj

Take a pair of sparkling eyes https://clyp.it/n0jwb11q

Take the sun https://clyp.it/hw3avvuy

The Bells of St Mary’s https://clyp.it/fj1zb2pl

The English Rose https://clyp.it/b0ysxfzl

The Flower https://clyp.it/y4dqmckn

The Golden Song https://clyp.it/aolvyrgx

The Holy City https://clyp.it/zp2pfrhg

The Keys of Heaven https://clyp.it/ygd3sncd

The Little Road to Bethlehem https://clyp.it/rbflsy1k

The Lord’s Prayer https://clyp.it/4alo3boj

The World is Mine Tonight https://clyp.it/xezn0kef

Elijah Then shall the righteous shine forth https://clyp.it/2q543zcf

There is no death (Johnstone/O’Hara) https://clyp.it/inwevkfp

There’s a land, a dear land https://clyp.it/cf5aw1c2

Messiah Thy rebuke has broken his heart/Behold and see https://clyp.it/ejlbwbrs

Throw open wide your window, dear https://clyp.it/bloej2n5

‘Tis the day https://clyp.it/fwoxprf3

Sweet Yesterday Tomorrow https://clyp.it/ccoptovz

Too tired to sleep https://clyp.it/x2xyi5nb

Tosca Strange harmony of contrasts https://clyp.it/ysdqtj0u

Tosca When the stars https://clyp.it/4ptafhod

Toselli’s Serenade https://clyp.it/0us4umyi

Trees https://clyp.it/3xzfzn5d

Trot here and there https://clyp.it/sezcqntw

Undivided https://clyp.it/w0vfjdrg

Unmindful of the roses, Life and death https://clyp.it/yt5wjncd

Until https://clyp.it/0u40nrxk

Wayside rose https://clyp.it/zybjuw51

When Big Ben Chimes https://clyp.it/lvn55r1s

When We are Married https://clyp.it/m1jypn4j

Where’er You Go https://clyp.it/qf2nvf0h

Where e’re you walk https://clyp.it/ypxmjare

Rigoletto Woman is Fickle https://clyp.it/zeliusuw

You just you https://clyp.it/yfczc0kr

Jean Collen uploads

A Bird Sang in the Rainhttps://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/a-bird-sang-in-the-rain-haydn-wood

Al die soet geheimenis https://clyp.it/o2zd031s

A song for you and me https://clyp.it/133s5dn5

A song in the night https://clyp.it/dk0yxd2i

A song in the night to silent video (AZ) http://dai.ly/x3vmk9n

Ah yes, I remember it well https://clyp.it/wxqbr4ht

Always https://clyp.it/sm3bicpr

A little bit of heaven https://clyp.it/sdfiqeyu

Elijah As God the Lord of Sabbaoeth liveth https://clyp.it/qqkrrc1n

Barcarolle https://clyp.it/y2wd3dwl

Be thou faithful unto deathhttps://clyp.it/32qr5rtv

Bird Songs at Eventide https://clyp.it/w54mtxfn

Castles in the air/Sweet White Dove: https://clyp.it/sc5pxpeb

Comfort ye/Ev’ry Valley https://clyp.it/0z2qckt4

Constanze, Constanze https://clyp.it/qcus4s10https://clyp.it/mgcnrqg4

Creation And God saw the light/Now vanish before the holy beams https://clyp.it/mgcnrqg4

Creation: The Heavens are telling 1964 https://clyp.it/grewf2bz

Creation In native worth (Pmburg) 1964 https://clyp.it/eupvttnv

Creation The Lord is Great https://clyp.it/wrxofain

Creation And God Created Man/In Native Worth https://clyp.it/dwwrn0gg (duplicate)

NEW Creation On thee each living soul awaits https://clyp.it/4ce2awfo

Creation In Rosy Mantle https://clyp.it/ejfa2ml4

Dance Away the Night: https://clyp.it/a4pr0lu0

Deeper and deeper still/Waft her, angels, through the skies https://clyp.it/thhawfvx

Deep in the heart of a rose https://clyp.it/lka0r1na

Devotion (smoother) https://clyp.it/pxg2ukmx (duplicate)

Diep in my hart (Student Prince) https://clyp.it/3pvhesbx

Dit is verby/One Day When we were Young: https://clyp.it/gutjl0ye

Dream Duet https://clyp.it/gyjbbrva

Drinking song (Alan Keith) https://clyp.it/0rylgdjk

Drink to me only https://clyp.it/wcbmueoc

Elegie https://clyp.it/d0llji0e

$Elijah recits Knysna https://clyp.it/u3qapnw5

Elijah Knysna Dudley, Ena WB https://clyp.it/ya0x1x2c

Elijah It is enough https://clyp.it/uyy5d3k0$

Elijah O come everyone that thirsteth https://clyp.it/ym035pxf

Elijah O Man of God, help thy people https://clyp.it/hj4jdi2u

Elijah See how he sleepeth – https://clyp.it/10iapklv

Evening song https://clyp.it/jj3xa0uf

Excelsior DN/WB https://clyp.it/efwrbzop

Faery song with dialogue https://clyp.it/gnyy54v0

Faust finale from filmhttps://clyp.it/g4hfyf4y

Faust finale (Daily Motion) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k21qEGLDw3NkQkbAcCt

Fling wide the gates of paradise https://clyp.it/fdynhzp0

Florodora https://clyp.it/23qno2n2

Friend o’ mine (Drawing Room 1962) https://clyp.it/f32ptu0k

Giannina mia https://clyp.it/sqkkqktq

Give and Forgive https://clyp.it/gxfgsttz

Goodbye (Tosti) https://clyp.it/amwipakb

Goodnight Vienna joined https://clyp.it/stnap1tr

Goodnight Vienna (1) Olive Groves and Webster https://clyp.it/ivar4ogl

Goodnight Vienna (2) Olive Groves and Webster https://clyp.it/bs1ushet

Heavenly night https://clyp.it/djxkwzl5

If you had but known (Drawing Room 1962) https://clyp.it/2zrjzyhq

If You were the only girl in the world https://clyp.it/m0ggo3yv

I’ll change my heart https://clyp.it/4dbwdptg

Impatience https://clyp.it/jbgjdqyg

Indian Summer (Herbert) https://clyp.it/kwnjfba0

In Old Madrid https://clyp.it/zxhjf420

In the shade of the sheltering palm (GB/WB) https://clyp.it/iweh1ifz

Faust: Jewel Song https://clyp.it/4sle5y5s

Clip from film King Hendrik http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k74ORsvKb0ys21aIfRF

Laat ons nie van liefde weer praat nie clyp.it/om1yzd41

Land of mine https://clyp.it/yonbxtiy

Let me dream in your arms again https://clyp.it/35g3msyn

Liebestraum duet https://clyp.it/v31zj43r

Liebestraum/Nocturne duets https://clyp.it/rokahxh3

Liefling, kom terug na my (AZ/WB) https://clyp.it/vhmwo4ym

Lift up your hearts https://clyp.it/tzk2mcxd

The Little Damozel AZ(Drawing Room 1962) https://clyp.it/y2kwvfnt

Lord Oom Piet http://www.dailymotion.com/video/kN8SnpYJimQZZhaeOWO

Lost Chord https://clyp.it/aj4c3vpw

Love calling me home https://clyp.it/zpeuztqa

Love, could I only tell thee https://clyp.it/b3mvvrex

Love me tonight https://clyp.it/wdbinkhc

May the Good Lord bless and keep you https://clyp.it/srmb2p3w

Merry Widow Waltz https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/merry-widow-waltz-lehar-booth-ziegler

Mifanwy https://clyp.it/i3vogjs0

Miserere Il Trovatore WB, Joan Cross https://clyp.it/tgrp4mtv

Moonlight & You/Always as I close my eyes https://clyp.it/hiimb1c3

Moon of Romance Strachey https://clyp.it/zu1awbmx

Morgen https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/morgen-richard-strauss (duplicate)

Mountains of Granada Alvarez https://clyp.it/lbyax3fh (Incomplete)

Mountains of Mourne https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/the-mountains-of-mourne-percy-french

Music for Romance (Sandler) https://clyp.it/b4y0itc2

My dearest dear/Merry Widow waltz https://clyp.it/qs4sg24c

My heart and I https://clyp.it/vwhwvis1 (duplicate)

Net maar ‘n roos https://clyp.it/jnnkp4h1

Nocturne https://clyp.it/mu24ff3u

No More https://clyp.it/qctqtboj

O Dry Those Tears (Drawing Room) https://clyp.it/womhubve

O loveliness beyond compare – Magic Flute https://clyp.it/mt4vhafh

O Lovely Night https://clyp.it/1jjtqkva

One Alone https://clyp.it/nyq4wlhd

One day when we were young https://clyp.it/ljdc2tje

Only a Rose https://clyp.it/qhqx0bfb

On wings of song (solo) 1943 https://clyp.it/4dncswxd

On wings of song duet https://clyp.it/gjmx5mu2

Pagliacci – On with the Motley https://clyp.it/kikpoa3v

Parted (SABC Drawomg Room 1962) https://clyp.it/2awyd0oi

Phil, the fluter’s ball https://clyp.it/gnyy54v0

Pink Lady AZ https://clyp.it/hzg0nn4d

Porgy and Bess https://clyp.it/gsqwexx2

Princess Elizabeth https://clyp.it/hbz2diei

Prize song https://clyp.it/zxriwcef

Roses of Picardy TH/WB https://clyp.it/dodad0pk

Roses of Picardy WB alone https://clyp.it/ovf2ai2i

Sal jy onthou/Will you remember https://clyp.it/nuskri1i

Say that you are mine/Sylvia https://clyp.it/hrpi0x3c

Second Minuet (Drawing Room 1962) https://clyp.it/4ff3aikm

Serenade (Schubert) https://clyp.it/p1v32e0p

Serenade (Student Prince) https://clyp.it/kuuwv2fr

Serenade in the Night https://clyp.it/1epecjaj

Silent Night : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDU9RHHl828

Slumber Song (Schumann) AZ https://clyp.it/sdj552hn

Sneezles (Christopher Robin) https://clyp.it/zs1ci1pm

So donker die nag https://clyp.it/qivk3b5f

Someday my heart will awake https://clyp.it/f0enamk1

Song of paradise https://clyp.it/23324faq

Song of the Vagabonds https://clyp.it/zec0a5oc

Songs that have sold a million https://clyp.it/qkksyn13

Songs that have sold a million https://clyp.it/20mvrg3w

Sound an alarm https://clyp.it/jw3voali

Speak to me of love https://clyp.it/yb0b0yyu

Star of Hope https://clyp.it/50hmgbtn

Stay with me forever Lehar https://clyp.it/w2p0i4wn

Such lovely things https://clyp.it/2jvb45w2

Sympathy (CS) https://clyp.it/c2a0uxur

Take a pair of sparkling eyes https://clyp.it/fuegpl3i

Take the sun https://clyp.it/ipcxnlkq

Tales from the Vienna Woods (CS) https://clyp.it/nklmbhng

Tell me tonight https://clyp.it/ffh3xwp5

The Faery Song (with NZ 6 year old) https://clyp.it/qgyp2lj4

The Flower Song (Carmen) https://clyp.it/4rbogbs5

The Fruits of the Earth https://clyp.it/ib0lr2ra

The Gates of Paradise https://clyp.it/kckvi4qg

The Holy City (SABC/1941 joined) https://clyp.it/ijnzkpqt

The Lavender Lass https://clyp.it/hx1youz0

The Message https://clyp.it/c3jwwb2p

The Second Minuet (AZ/WB) Drawing Room 1962 https://clyp.it/4ff3aikm

The sweetest flower that blows (Drawing Room 1962) https://clyp.it/0iftdnlr

The Fruits of the earth https://clyp.it/lpowape3

The Star of Bethlehem (Adams) WB https://clyp.it/sdjxfrqc

Waltz Song Merrie England (test record) AZ https://clyp.it/qz03msxa

Watchman, what of the night, The Battle Eve WB, GB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X2tYotVfaQ&feature=youtu.be

The Way you look tonight https://clyp.it/bcqsbpdu

The whispering poplar https://clyp.it/ondba2pv

The White Dove (Decca) https://youtu.be/M_grTJZecMQ

Will You Remember https://clyp.it/rbifk0dz

The world is mine tonight (John H) https://clyp.it/kelcv3yp

Thy rebuke/Behold and see (Knysna) https://clyp.it/oklghm4n

‘Tis the day https://clyp.it/5nnxz4rf

To Mary (Shelley/White) https://clyp.it/sapxnm3j

Tomorrow Vagabond King https://clyp.it/pdvfzkxm

Tosca Strange harmony of contrasts https://clyp.it/osb0jzy0

Tosca When the stars are brightly shining https://clyp.it/bkxnszgu

Toselli Serenade joined Goehr/Fred Hartley https://clyp.it/eh4ls50m

Wanting you https://clyp.it/uofqsgay

Watchman, what of the night DN/WB https://clyp.it/mka240io

Watchman, what of the night WB/GB https://clyp.it/whuxralk

Wayside Rose https://clyp.it/zybjuw51

We’ll find a way https://clyp.it/ghhynx5e

We’ll Gather Lilacs https://clyp.it/u1trkug1

Why Does the God of Israel Sleep? https://clyp.it/flt1ug0n

Without your love https://clyp.it/tsvkr1js

Wunderbar (Afrikaans) https://clyp.it/sf5stfkw

Wunderbar https://clyp.it/1g1pusg3

Elijah: Ye people, rend your hearts Pietermaritzburg https://clyp.it/wlapibxu

You are my heart’s delight https://clyp.it/pf5rc203

You, just you https://clyp.it/sl1npd41

You Will Return to Vienna https://clyp.it/zv2impe1

Your tiny hand is frozen https://clyp.it/opmvqrzd

Jean Collen updated 10 June 2020

WEBSTER BOOTH, ANNE ZIEGLER – BROADCASTS, TV AND PODCASTS

I made some podcasts from 2013 onwards. They are available on the internet archive at: https://archive.org/bookmarks/JeannieC

There are a number of recordings featuring Anne and Webster on YouTube at my Duettists Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/duettists

BROADCASTS, TV AND PODCASTS IN DATE ORDER.

Demobbed on Daily Motion posted by Mike Taylor (1937) http://dai.ly/x2j8me2

Demobbed extract by Mike Taylor https://clyp.it/plnmsz5r

Voice of Romance (WB, presented by Jimmy Dyrenforth circa 1937) https://clyp.it/toubb0nz

Florodoro Radio broadcast BBC 1940s (AZWB) https://clyp.it/23qno2n2

Gypsy Love (Lehar) Radio broadcast BBC1940s (AZ/WB) https://clyp.it/3g2l4tns

On Wings of Song (September 1961 SABC WB) http://booth-ziegler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-04-23T08_02_35-07_00

On Wings of Song (Christmas 1961 SABC WB) http://booth-ziegler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-29T12_19_26-07_00

Paddy O’Byrne interview (January1963 SABC) https://clyp.it/rpsyok5r

Ivor Dennis, AZ, WB on Ivor Novello (SABC 1966) https://clyp.it/kt2yedi1

Bitter Sweet selection SABC concert 1966 https://clyp.it/ugaanrfy

A Musician Remembers 1975 (1): https://archive.org/details/AMusicianRemembers1975WBBroadcast1Joined

A Musician Remembers 1975 (2): https://archive.org/details/AMusicianRemembersBroadcast2WBJoined

Pierrots and Fol de Rols ( circa 1979 UK): https://clyp.it/vr0geydm

Looks Then Quiz (1978) Denis Norden, AZ,WB, Arthur Askey https://youtu.be/Cp4UWe4XadY

Alternative link: https://archive.org/details/LooksThenQuiz1978AAAZWB

Radio Wales Interview (1978) https://clyp.it/uq0mggzv

Pierrots and Fol de Rols ( circa 1979 UK): https://clyp.it/vr0geydm

Only a Rose TV http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k681ehAr8PL7k1abPA2

Only a Rose TV (1980) https://youtu.be/ll-aX9AnyYs

Russell Harty Show (January 1981) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k3mV9mos4a2n9Gabqex

The Golden Years (with Alan Keith 1980s) Unlisted on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uU5XgP7jlHY

The Seven Ages on Radio 2 (AZ 1991) https://clyp.it/4j5s0upc

Jean Buckley interview (1985) https://clyp.it/t4uygx3r

Webster Booth Story (presented by Robin Gregory on BBC 2 1994) https://clyp.it/o05ced2i?token=dd084afbc98adee602ff58e5861c682e

Morning Star 28th April 2013 (me) My discussion with Clare Marshall about my book about Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. https://clyp.it/eh0thevt

12 October 2014 Memories of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth: https://archive.org/details/Podcast1310Joined

30 August 2015 Morning Star Clare Marshall’s programme with recordings restored by Mike Taylor: https://clyp.it/sde2amhs

6 September 2015 Morning Star #Clare Marshall WB records Morning Star

I made some podcasts from 2013 onwards. They are available on the internet archive at: https://archive.org/bookmarks/JeannieC

There are a number of recordings featuring Anne and Webster on YouTube at my Duettists Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/duettists

15 March 2020, Jean Collen

WEBSTER BOOTH/ANNE ZIEGLER RECORDINGS ON CLYPIT

Most of these recordings may be found on clypit. They were posted by Mike Taylor and Jean Collen. There may be some duplicate recordings in the list. Those marked with an asterisk * are duet recordings of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Mike Taylor’s recordings were taken from 78rpms and he has restored them to a very high standard.

Most of these recordings may be found on clypit. They were posted by Mike Taylor and Jean Collen. There may be some duplicate recordings in the list. Those marked with an asterisk * are duet recordings of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Mike Taylor’s recordings were taken from 78rpms and he has restored them to a very high standard.

MIKE TAYLOR’S restored recordings

The Mikado: A Wand’ring Minstrel https://clyp.it/vwvgfs0t

Abide with Me https://clyp.it/rqrz40lw

New version: https://clyp.it/0frb2thx

A Bird Sang in the Rain https://clyp.it/ijhcovsn

A Brown Bird Singing https://clyp.it/brvdmi34

A Kiss in the Dark https://clyp.it/ctnreghj

Agnus Dei https://clyp.it/xudblzg1

A Little Love, A Little Kiss https://clyp.it/41nuus5l

Madame Butterfly: Ah, Love Me a Little (with Joan Hammond) https://clyp.it/0pdzigo1

Ah, Moon of My delight https://clyp.it/crfv3wwp

Faust: All Hail, Thy Dwelling, Pure and Holy https://clyp.it/14nzwyiw

Along the Road to Dreams https://clyp.it/gtcdlnsz

Always, As I Close My Eyes https://clyp.it/0jao0mjn

At the End of the Day https://clyp.it/c3p5ktzt

Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) https://clyp.it/ljgr4zma

Ay, Ay, Ay https://clyp.it/otoper4v

Ballynure Ballad/Trottin’ to the fair https://clyp.it/5kedevx4

Beauty’s Eyes (Mike’s restoration) https://clyp.it/s1pgttre

Because https://clyp.it/jec4g21m

Break of Day https://clyp.it/e0myaltg

Danny Boy https://clyp.it/webfrk3l

*Dearest Love https://clyp.it/sjf1kpyl

*Dearest of all https://clyp.it/oys4xksw

Devotion https://clyp.it/qoyrd0je

Eleanore https://clyp.it/tbd1l45v

Everywhere I go https://clyp.it/pnt44gno

Faery Song https://clyp.it/u4sicnr2

Faust finale https://clyp.it/xmwdsd3u

Carmen: Flower Song https://25ymvget

For You Alone https://clyp.it/4zvxpp5y

Friend o’ mine (Drawing room 1962) https://clyp.it/2hupnyrm

Goodbye https://clyp.it/arfya1wa

Greensleeves https://clyp.it/hwtkpugs

*Hear My Song, Violetta https://clyp.it/w5nncwdm

Messiah: He was cut off/But thou didst not keep his soul in hell https://clyp.it/if4bcgxg

*Here in the Quiet Hills https://clyp.it/zaluw52b

Hindu Song https://clyp.it/unmn3ywd

Homing https://clyp.it/3yf515sw

How Lovely are Thy Dwellings https://clyp.it/ag5dom2q

I Bless the Day https://clyp.it/bvmqzs2t

I Hear You Calling Me https://clyp.it/oglyisr3

I Know of Two Bright Eyes https://clyp.it/rvhlotef

I Leave My Heart in an English Garden https://clyp.it/5hcmvppc

I Love Thee https://clyp.it/gqrme5ug

I Love the Moon https://clyp.it/1kqd50xh

*I’ll See You Again https://clyp.it/z5mhee3r

I’ll Walk Beside You https://clyp.it/3wesbmcy

Ideale https://clyp.it/zescolht

Elijah: If With All Your Hearts https://clyp.it/vw5at1cp

Indian Summer https://clyp.it/bx3l3il0

Creation: In Native Worth https://clyp.it/eupvttnv

Just for Today https://clyp.it/ux434cln

Xerses: Largo https://clyp.it/alzsisdy

*Laugh at Life https://clyp.it/odi5sa3m

Liebestraum (solo) https://clyp.it/5m4gabei

Light Opera Male chorus HMV medley https://clyp.it/fjwbx5vs

*Sweet Yesterday: Life Begins Anew https://clyp.it/otgebjff

La Boheme Lovely Maid in the Moonlight https://clyp.it/uglt5utm

Acis and Galatea: Love in her eyes sits playing https://clyp.it/qvc2b55c

La Boheme Lovely Maid in the Moonlight https://clyp.it/uglt5utm

*Love is the Key https://clyp.it/1oaxikdd

*Love’s Last Word is Spoken https://clyp.it/srkegisz

Acis and Galatea: Love Sounds the Alarm https://clyp.it/55sze1xe

*Love’s Old Sweet Song https://clyp.it/gsqxe0vd

*Love Steals Your Heart https://clyp.it/tzmkft0b

*Love’s Garden of Roses https://clyp.it/1ezr0ffc

Macushla https://clyp.it/j43r5j0i

Moonlight and You https://clyp.it/suxdsyrk

Morgen (Strauss) https://clyp.it/2mg4s2gl

Morgen/Come into the Garden, Maud https://clyp.it/2sfecfdh

Morning (Oley Speaks) https://clyp.it/oeoqxqxa

*Music for Romance https://clyp.it/b4ud0m4p

My Heart and I https://clyp.it/idfhvbb0

*My Paradise https://clyp.it/e3lwl3vu

Napoli Bay https://clyp.it/labqhz5b

Nazareth https://clyp.it/3jldnhhz

Nirvana https://clyp.it/vfcrebxj

O, Come All Ye Faithful https://clyp.it/yeftoxnk

O, Dry Those Tears https://clyp.it/llblyizd#

Oh, Maiden, My Maiden https://clyp.it/4phcqvvr

Esmeralda: O, Vision Entrancing https://clyp.it/h0aqsgza

Hiawatha: Onaway! Awake, Beloved https://clyp.it/wkrkfgck

One Day When We were Young/Sweethearts https://clyp.it/ha5jom1q

Pale Moon https://clyp.it/tamrwex1

Parted https://clyp.it/qriewsgs

Passing By https://clyp.it/nb1zbclc

Rigoletto: quartet https://clyp.it/dvseui1p

Robber Symphony: Romance https://clyp.it/ggapqa0w

Robber Symphony: Serenata https://clyp.it/aupxdwy2

Frasquita: Serenade https://clyp.it/i03gvrfa

She is Far From the Land https://clyp.it/d4r2jynm

Show Me the Way https://clyp.it/03fq3qw2

Snowy-breasted Pearl https://clyp.it/mj0k0ea0

*So Deep is the Night https://clyp.it/fpjpevlo

Somewhere a Voice is Calling https://clyp.it/bybaikne

Somewhere a Voice is Calling/I Know of Two Bright Eyes https://clyp.it/2vck4wcn

Song of Songs https://clyp.it/i1u3vimd

Song of the Nightingale https://clyp.it/c2uvlq3k

Don Giovanni: Speak for Me to My Lady https://clyp.it/o0o1dgou

Star of My Soul https://clyp.it/ghsq2d31

Sweethearts https://clyp.it/gzmhhegr

Sylvia (Oley Speaks) https://clyp.it/fve0sbyj

Gondoliers: Take a pair of sparkling eyes https://clyp.it/n0jwb11q

*Take the Sun https://clyp.it/hw3avvuy

The Bells of St Mary’s https://clyp.it/fj1zb2pl

Merrie England: The English Rose https://clyp.it/b0ysxfzl

*Lilac Time: The Flower https://clyp.it/y4dqmckn

The Holy City https://clyp.it/zp2pfrhg

*The Keys of Heaven https://clyp.it/ygd3sncd

The Little Road to Bethlehem https://clyp.it/rbflsy1k

The Lord’s Prayer https://clyp.it/4alo3boj

The World is Mine Tonight https://clyp.it/xezn0kef

Elijah: Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth https://clyp.it/2q543zcf

There is No Death (Johnstone/O’Hara) https://clyp.it/inwevkfp

There’s a Land, a Dear Land https://clyp.it/cf5aw1c2

Messiah: Thy Rebuke has Broken His Heart/Behold and See https://clyp.it/ejlbwbrs

*Throw Open Wide Your Window, Dear https://clyp.it/bloej2n5

‘Tis the Day https://clyp.it/fwoxprf3

*Sweet Yesterday Tomorrow https://clyp.it/ccoptovz

*Too Tired to Sleep https://clyp.it/x2xyi5nb

Tosca: Strange Hrmony of Contrasts https://clyp.it/ysdqtj0u

Tosca: When the Stars are Brightly Shining https://clyp.it/4ptafhod

Toselli’s Serenade https://clyp.it/0us4umyi

Trees https://clyp.it/3xzfzn5d

*Trot Here and There https://clyp.it/sezcqntw

Undivided https://clyp.it/w0vfjdrg

Unmindful of the roses, Life and death https://clyp.it/yt5wjncd

Until https://clyp.it/0u40nrxk

Wayside Rose https://clyp.it/zybjuw51

When Big Ben Chimes https://clyp.it/lvn55r1s

When We are Married https://clyp.it/m1jypn4j

Where’er You Go https://clyp.it/qf2nvf0h

Where e’re you walk https://clyp.it/ypxmjare

Rigoletto: Woman is Fickle https://clyp.it/zeliusuw

*You, Just You https://clyp.it/yfczc0kr

JEAN COLLEN’S recordings

A Bird Sang in the Rain https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/a-bird-sang-in-the-rain-haydn-wood

A Bird Sang in the Rain https://clyp.it/amufywkf

A Kiss in the Dark (Herbert) https://clyp.it/mdcsnhkf

A Song for You and Me https://clyp.it/133s5dn5

A Song in the Night (to silent video) (AZ) http://dai.ly/x3vmk9n

Mikado: A Wand’ring Minstrel https://clyp.it/y5vefp1c

A Little Bit of Heaven https://clyp.it/sdfiqeyu

Elijah: As God the Lord of Sabbaoeth Liveth https://clyp.it/qqkrrc1n

At the End of the Day https://clyp.it/we32v4zq

Aye, aye, aye https://clyp.it/mjrdu2cf

*Tales of Hoffman: Barcarolle https://clyp.it/y2wd3dwl

St Paul: Be Thou Faithful Unto Death https://clyp.it/32qr5rtv

Bird Songs at Eventide https://clyp.it/w54mtxfn

Break of Day https://clyp.it/e0myaltg

Castles in the Air https://clyp.it/35in5hn1

Unmindful of the Roses/Life and Death (Coleridge Taylor) https://clyp.it/r3mdfh2g

Come into the Garden, Maud https://clyp.it/eaapccj4

Messiah: Comfort ye/Ev’ry Valley https://clyp.it/0z2qckt4

Il Seraglio: Constanze, Constanze https://clyp.it/qcus4s10https://clyp.it/mgcnrqg4

Creation: And God saw the light/Now vanish before the holy beams https://clyp.it/mgcnrqg4

Creation: The Heavens are telling 1964 https://clyp.it/grewf2bz

Creation, end of part 1 http://picosong.com/SKub/

Creation: The Lord is Great https://clyp.it/wrxofain

Creation: And God Created Man/In Native Worth https://clyp.it/dwwrn0gg

Creation: On thee each living soul awaits https://clyp.it/4ce2awfo

Creation: In Rosy Mantle https://clyp.it/ejfa2ml4

Dance Away the Night: https://clyp.it/a4pr0lu0

Jephtha: Deeper and deeper still/Waft her, angels, through the skies https://clyp.it/thhawfvx

*Deep in the heart of a rose https://clyp.it/lka0r1na

Devotion https://clyp.it/pxg2ukmx

*Diep in My Hart (Student Prince) https://clyp.it/3pvhesbx

*Dit is Verby/One Day When we were Young: https://clyp.it/gutjl0ye

*Dream Duet https://clyp.it/gyjbbrva

Drinking Song https://clyp.it/a000mz2r

Drinking Song (Alan Keith) https://clyp.it/0rylgdjk

Drink to Me Only https://clyp.it/wcbmueoc

Eleanore https://clyp.it/xefomtm1

Elegie https://clyp.it/d0llji0e

Elijah recits Knysna https://clyp.it/u3qapnw5

Elijah Knysna Dudley, Ena WB https://clyp.it/ya0x1x2c

Elijah: It is Enough https://clyp.it/uyy5d3k0$

Elijah: O Come Everyone that Thirsteth https://clyp.it/ym035pxf

Elijah: O Man of God, Help Thy People https://clyp.it/hj4jdi2u

Elijah: See how he sleepeth – https://clyp.it/10iapklv

Evening Song https://clyp.it/jj3xa0uf

Excelsior Dennis Noble/Webster Booth https://clyp.it/efwrbzop

Faery Song (with dialogue) https://clyp.it/gnyy54v0

*Faust finale from film https://clyp.it/g4hfyf4y

Faust finale (Daily Motion) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k21qEGLDw3NkQkbAcCt

*Fling Wide the Gates of Paradise https://clyp.it/fdynhzp0

Giannina Mia https://clyp.it/sqkkqktq

Give and Forgive https://clyp.it/gxfgsttz

Goodbye (Tosti) https://clyp.it/amwipakb

Goodnight Vienna (joined) https://clyp.it/stnap1tr

Goodnight Vienna (1) Olive Groves and Webster https://clyp.it/ivar4ogl

Goodnight Vienna (2) Olive Groves and Webster https://clyp.it/bs1ushet

Heavenly Night https://clyp.it/djxkwzl5

*Here in the Quiet Hills https://clyp.it/mzzkefic

Hindu Song https://clyp.it/lan3b3kd

Ideale https://clyp.it/qq5urs5f

I Leave My Heart in an English Garden https://clyp.it/r0rirwc1

I Love Thee https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/i-love-thee-grieg

If You are There https://clyp.it/h1jea2jk

If You had but Known (Drawing Room SABC 1962) https://clyp.it/2zrjzyhq

*If You Were the Only Girl in the World https://clyp.it/m0ggo3yv

I’ll Change My Heart (AZ) https://clyp.it/4dbwdptg

Impatience https://clyp.it/jbgjdqyg

Indian Summer (Herbert) https://clyp.it/kwnjfba0

In Old Madrid https://clyp.it/zxhjf420

Creation In Native Worth (Pmburg 1964) https://clyp.it/eupvttnv

Creation: In Rosy Mantle https://clyp.it/5kyrh1cc

In the Shade of the Sheltering Palm (George Baker/WB) https://clyp.it/iweh1ifz

Faust: Jewel Song https://clyp.it/4sle5y5s

Clip from King Hendrik (1965) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k74ORsvKb0ys21aIfRF

*Laat Ons nie van Liefde weer Praat nie http://picosong.com/SARV/

Land of mine https://clyp.it/yonbxtiy

Let Me Dream in Your Arms Again https://clyp.it/35g3msyn

*Liebestraum duet https://clyp.it/v31zj43r

*Liebestraum/Nocturne duets https://clyp.it/rokahxh3

Liebestraum solo https://clyp.it/gq4vqkfd

*Liefling, Kom Terug na My https://clyp.it/vhmwo4ym

*Lift Up Your Hearts https://clyp.it/tzk2mcxd

Little Damozel (Drawing Room SABC Drawing Room 1962 AZ) https://clyp.it/y2kwvfnt

*Lord Oom Piet (1962)

Extract from “Lord Oom Piet” (1962)

Lost Chord https://clyp.it/aj4c3vpw

*Love, Calling Me Home https://clyp.it/zpeuztqa

Love, Could I Only Tell Thee https://clyp.it/b3mvvrex

*Love Me Tonight https://clyp.it/wdbinkhc

Acis and Galatea: Love sounds the alarm https://clyp.it/55sze1xe

*Love’s old sweet song https://clyp.it/gsqxe0vd

*Love’s Garden of Roses https://clyp.it/1ezr0ffc

*Love Steals Your Heart https://clyp.it/tzmkft0b

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You https://clyp.it/srmb2p3w

*Merry Widow Waltz https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/merry-widow-waltz-lehar-booth-ziegler

Mifanwy https://clyp.it/i3vogjs0

Il Trovatore: Miserere WB, Joan Cross https://clyp.it/tgrp4mtv

Moonlight and You https://clyp.it/4c40bmco

Moonlight & You/Always as I close my eyes https://clyp.it/hiimb1c3

Moon of Romance (Strachey) https://clyp.it/zu1awbmx

Morgen https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/morgen-richard-strauss

Mountains of Granada (Alvarez) https://clyp.it/lbyax3fh

Mountains of Mourne https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/the-mountains-of-mourne-percy-french

*Music for Romance (Sandler) https://clyp.it/b4y0itc2

*My Dearest Dear/Merry Widow waltz https://clyp.it/qs4sg24c

My Heart and I https://clyp.it/vwhwvis1

*My Paradise https://clyp.it/pgdcypbe

*Net Maar ‘n Roos https://clyp.it/jnnkp4h1

*Nocturne https://clyp.it/mu24ff3u

No More https://clyp.it/qctqtboj

O Dry Those Tears (Drawing Room SABC 1962) https://clyp.it/womhubve

Magic Flute: O, Loveliness Beyond Compare https://clyp.it/mt4vhafh

*O, Lovely Night https://clyp.it/1jjtqkva

One Alone https://clyp.it/nyq4wlhd

One Day When We were Young https://clyp.it/ljdc2tje

*Only a Rose https://clyp.it/qhqx0bfb

On Wings of Song (solo) 1943 https://clyp.it/4dncswxd

*On Wings of Song (duet) https://clyp.it/gjmx5mu2

Pagliacci: On with the Motley https://clyp.it/kikpoa3v

Parted (SABC 1962) https://clyp.it/2awyd0oi

Pink Lady AZ https://clyp.it/hzg0nn4d

*Porgy and Bess https://clyp.it/gsqwexx2

Princess Elizabeth https://clyp.it/hbz2diei

Roses of Picardy TH/WB https://clyp.it/dodad0pk

Roses of Picardy WB alone https://clyp.it/ovf2ai2i

Student Prince: Serenade https://clyp.it/kuuwv2fr

Serenade in the Night https://clyp.it/1epecjaj

*Silent Night : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDU9RHHl828

Sneezles (Christopher Robin) https://clyp.it/zs1ci1pm

Songs that have sold a million https://clyp.it/qkksyn13

Songs that sold a million https://clyp.it/20mvrg3w

Judas Maccabeus: Sound an alarm https://clyp.it/jw3voali

Speak to me of love https://clyp.it/yb0b0yyu

Star of Hope https://clyp.it/50hmgbtn

Stay with me forever Lehar https://clyp.it/w2p0i4wn

*Such lovely things https://clyp.it/2jvb45w2

Sweet Yesterday (AZ) https://clyp.it/zhb1ria3

Sympathy (CS) https://clyp.it/c2a0uxur

Gondoliers: Take a pair of sparkling eyes https://clyp.it/fuegpl3i

*Take the Sun https://clyp.it/ipcxnlkq

Tales from the Vienna Woods (AZ) https://clyp.it/nklmbhng

Tell Me Tonight https://clyp.it/ffh3xwp5

The Immortal Hour: The Faery Song (with NZ 6 year old) https://clyp.it/qgyp2lj4

The Flower Song (Carmen) https://clyp.it/4rbogbs5

*The Fruits of the Earth https://clyp.it/ib0lr2ra

*The Gates of Paradise https://clyp.it/kckvi4qg

The Holy City (SABC/1941 joined) https://clyp.it/ijnzkpqt

The Message https://clyp.it/c3jwwb2p

The Star of Bethlehem (Adams) WB https://clyp.it/sdjxfrqc

Merrie England: Waltz Song (test record) AZ https://clyp.it/qz03msxa

Watchman, What of the Night, The Battle Eve WB, GB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X2tYotVfaQ&feature=youtu.be

The Way you Look Tonight https://clyp.it/bcqsbpdu

The Whispering Poplar (AZ) https://clyp.it/ondba2pv

The World is Mine Tonight https://clyp.it/kelcv3yp

Messiah: Thy Rebuke/Behold and see (Knysna) https://clyp.it/oklghm4n

To Mary (Shelley/White) https://clyp.it/sapxnm3j

Tosca Strange harmony of contrasts https://clyp.it/osb0jzy0

Tosca When the stars are brightly shining https://clyp.it/bkxnszgu

Toselli Serenade joined Goehr/Fred Hartley https://clyp.it/eh4ls50m

Wanting You https://clyp.it/uofqsgay

Watchman, what of the night DN/WB https://clyp.it/mka240io

Watchman, what of the night WB/GB https://clyp.it/whuxralk

Wayside Rose https://clyp.it/zybjuw51

We’ll Find a Way https://clyp.it/ghhynx5e

*We’ll Gather Lilacs https://clyp.it/u1trkug1

*What is Done https://clyp.it/5i4jjmgm

Samson:Why Does the God of Israel Sleep? https://clyp.it/flt1ug0n

*Without Your Love https://clyp.it/tsvkr1js

*Wunderbar (Afrikaans) https://clyp.it/sf5stfkw

*Wunderbar https://clyp.it/1g1pusg3

Elijah :Ye people, rend your hearts PM https://clyp.it/wlapibxu

You are my heart’s delight https://clyp.it/pf5rc203

*You, Just You https://clyp.it/sl1npd41

*You Will Return to Vienna https://clyp.it/zv2impe1

La Boheme:Your Tiny Hand is Frozen https://clyp.it/opmvqrzd

Jean Collen – 14 March 2020

Anne and Webster in North Wales 1978.

MISSING RECORDS FROM WEBSTER BOOTH/ANNE ZIEGLER DISCOGRAPHY.

If anyone has any of the recordings listed below, I would be very glad to have an MP3 of any one of them so that I can add it to the list of recordings in this group.

Missing Recordings

I read a post in The Golden Age of British Dance Bands by Javier Soria Laso about a data bass on the internet: (http://www.kellydatabase.org/Entry.aspx). I discovered a number of recordings by Webster Booth which I had not seen before – some of them had never been released. He featured in recordings by the HMV Light Opera Company and the Light Opera Male Chorus, sometimes in the chorus and sometimes as a soloist. I have included these recordings in my original list of missing recordings.

I wonder whether the unreleased recordings are still in circulation or whether they were discarded by HMV. I have a recording of Beauty’s Eyes (Tosti) which is marked as unreleased, also Anne Ziegler’s test recording of the Waltz Song from Merrie England. Possibly they were obtained from the Booths’ private record collection.

If anyone has any of the recordings listed below, I would be very glad to have an MP3 of any one of them so that I can add it to the list of recordings in this group.

WEBSTER BOOTH: Test recordings Serenata, Macushla Webster Booth, Reginald Paul, C Studio, Small Queens Hall, London, 20 November 1929.

Here Comes the Bride Selection (Schwartz) Light Opera Company with Alice Moxon, Stuart Robertson, Webster Booth, George Baker/Ray Noble/Studio C, Small Queens Hall, London/Cc18897-4, 25 March 1930.

C1890 Three Musketeers: Vocal Gems (Friml, Grey & Woodhouse),  Queen of my heart, Your eyes, March of the Musketeersparts 1 and 2, C Studio, Small Queen’s Hall, London, 7 April 1930. LIGHT OPERA COMPANY, ORCHESTRA: RAY NOBLE,  ALICE MOXON soprano, BESSIE JONES soprano, NELLIE WALKER contralto, ESSIE ACKLAND contralto, WALTER GLYNNE tenor, WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, GEORGE BAKER baritone, STUART ROBERTSON bass-baritone.

C1920 C B Cochrane’s 1930 Revue: Vocal Gems, parts 1 and 2 : Piccadilly, With a song in my heart,  Heaven, All the things you do,  Part 2: Bakerloo, Just as we used to do, The wind in the willows, What became of Mary? C Studio, Small Queen’s Hall London,  16 May 1930.  LIGHT OPERA COMPANY, ORCHESTRA: RAY NOBLE,  BESSIE JONES soprano, Alice MOXON soprano, NELLIE WALKER contralto, ESSIE ACKLAND contralto, WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, WALTER GLYNNE tenor, GEORGE BAKER baritone, STUART ROBERTSON bass-baritone.

Decca K630 HMS Pinafore Vocal Gems/Gilbert and Sullivan, Anne Welch, Victor Conway, Doris Owens, Webster Booth (1931)

I’m alone because I love you (Joe Young)/ When it’s sunset on the Nile (Ray Ellison & Ted RenardKensington Cinema, London, 6 March 1931. WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, W. BRUCE-JAMES organ Not released by HMV.

C2229 White Horse Inn: Vocal gems (Benatzky-Stolz), parts 1:   White Horse Inn, My song of love, Your eyes; Part 2 Ho-Dri-Ho, Goodbye, Sigesmund, It would be wonderful, Small Queen’s Hall London,  8 May 1931/14 May 1931, LIGHT OPERA COMPANY, Orchestra: RAY NOBLE,  BESSIE JONES soprano, NELLIE WALKER soprano, ESSIE ACKLAND contalto, GEORGE BAKER baritone,  STUART ROBERTSON bass-baritone,JOHN TURNER tenor,WEBSTER BOOTH tenor.

I have this recording. Webster must feature in the chorus for his solo voice cannot be heard.

C2501 Musical Comedy Marches, No 2 Studio, Abbey Road London,  7 November 1932,
LIGHT OPERA COMPANY Orchestra: RAY NOBLE, JOHN TURNER tenor, WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, WALTER GLYNNE tenor, LEONARD GOWINGS tenor,  GEORGE BAKER baritone, STUART ROBERTSON bass-baritone, EDWARD HALLAND bass.

C2511 Robert Burns Medley, parts 1 and 2: My love is like a red red rose,Green grow the rashes-O, Afton Water, No 2 Studio, Abbey Road London, 5 December 1932, 
LIGHT OPERA COMPANY (orchestra: LAWRENCE COLLINGWOOD)  ALICE MOXON soprano, BESSIE JONES soprano, NELLIE WALKER soprano, ESSIE ACKLAND contralto, WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, WALTER GLYNNE tenor, GEORGE BAKER baritone, DENNIS ARUNDEL baritone.

C2716 Ballad Memories, Light Opera Company, including Peter Dawson, Webster Booth, Walter Glynne, George Baker, Gladys Peel, Essie Ackland. Date unknown.

Columbia DB 1658 ORCHESTRE RAYMONDE, with Webster Booth, tenor and Angela Parselles, soprano, Cond. George Walter (real name Walter Goehr) Date unknown.

B8078 A dream of paradise (Claude Littleton & Hamilton Gray)/The old rustic bridge by the mill (Joseph P Skelly) Kingsway Hall, London, 23 October 1933, WALTER GLYNNE tenor, CHORUS, organ HERBERT DAWSON (orchestra Lawrance COLLINGWOOD)  WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, JOHN TURNER tenor, EDWARD HALLAND baritone, PETER DAWSON bass-baritone, GEORGE BAKER baritone.

B8071 Sweet Genevieve (Tucker), solo STUART ROBERTSON;  At Trinity Church (Fred Gilbert), solo GEORGE BAKER; The honeysuckle and the bee (Fitz & Penn), solo STUART ROBERTSON; b) If you want to know the time (E W Rogers), solo GEORGE BAKER  Studio No 1, Abbey Road London England,  7 November 1933 LIGHT OPERA MALE CHORUS (orchestra: CLIFFORD GREENWOOD) WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, JOHN TURNER tenor, EDWARD HALLAND bass, LEONARD HUBBARD baritone.

This recording may be heard on Clypit: https://clyp.it/fjwbx5vs Thanks to Robert Godridge.

B8081 The saucy Arethusa (trad.), solo STUART ROBERTSON; The Bay of Biscay (Davy) Studio No 1, Abbey Road, London,  7 November 1933,
 LIGHT OPERA MALE CHORUS (orchestra CLIFFORD GREENWOOD)  WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, JOHN TURNER tenor, EDWARD HALLAND bass, LEONARD HUBBARD baritone

B8105 The glory of the Motherland (McCall); England (Besly); No 2 Studio, Abbey Road, London ,11 January 1934  PETER DAWSON bass-baritone (orchestra: CLIFFORD GREENWOOD), MALE QUARTET  JOHN TURNER, tenor, WEBSTER BOOTH tenor, GEORGE BAKER baritone, STUART ROBERTSON, bass.

C2814Neapolitan Nights, Selection sung in English: O sole mio; Torna; Funiculì Funiculà  Studio 1, London, 20 December 1935, LIGHT OPERA COMPANY, Orchestra: WALTER GOEHR,  INA SOUEZ (sop), WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) Chorus 8 men

C2827 Tosti Medley Part 1: Parted; Marechiare; Vorrei morire; Part 2: L’ultima canzone; Ideale; Mattinata; Goodbye, Studio 1. London 11 February 1936, LIGHT OPERA COMPANY Orchestra: WALTER GOEHR,  INA SOUEZ (sop), WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) Chorus 8 men (as La Scala Singers) Released1938?  

C2834 Spanish Medley, part 1 – Perjura; Lolita; La paloma; part 2 – La partida, El relicario; Ay ay ay, Studio 1, London, 10 February 1936 (as Sevillian Serenaders)
 LIGHT OPERA COMPANY (orchestra: WALTER GOEHR) INA SOUEZ (sop), WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) Chorus 8 men.

Waltz song (German)/Indian love call (Friml) Studio 3, London ,10 March 1936,
 ANNE ZIEGLER (sop)(p) Test recordings.

B8476I’m all alone/May; I’ll wait for you/ May, Webster Booth, Conductor: George Scott-Wood, Studio 2, London, 21 July 1936, released December 1936, deleted July 1939.

September 1936Gramophone. Webster Booth is a little off colour this month in two songs by May and Feiner, I’m All Alone and I’ll Wait for You, both with orchestra on HMV B8476 (2S. 6d.), but this does not detract from the fact that Mr Booth is probably the finest light tenor before the public to-day. 

CARELESS RAPTURE Selection (Ivor Novello) Side 1.   Why Is There Ever Goodbye?/Music In May,   Side 2.   The Manchuko/Finale – Music In May. 23 October 1936.

Released in December 1936 and deleted in April 1941.

C2878 Memories of Lehár, part 1: You are my heart’s delight, Love’s melody, Smokeland, Gipsy love; part 2: Foreign Legion, Count of Luxembourg, Love’s melody  Studio 2, London, 23 October 1936, LIGHT OPERA COMPANY, soloists ERIKA STORM, WEBSTER BOOTH (ten), BBC Male Voice Quartet (orchestra: WALTER GOEHR)

Gems from Glamorous Night (Novello) Webster Booth, Muriel Barron (number and date unknown)

My star/Little Son (Bassett Silver),  Studio 1 London  10 February 1937 
 WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) (orchestra: CLIFFORD GREENWOOD) Unissued.

I was sent these recordings by Bassett Silver’s son.

You’re mine (Sievier, de Rance) Studio 1, London, 10 February 1937
 WEBSTER BOOTH (ten)(orchestra WALTER GOEHR) Unissued.

Lakmé: O fair vision (Delibes, trans Claude Aveling) London,3 March 1939 
WEBSTER BOOTH (ten), LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (WARWICK BRAITHWAITE) Unissued.

Soft and pure fraught with love (Flotow, trans Claude Aveling) London,  3 March 1939, 
WEBSTER BOOTH (ten), LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA:WARWICK BRAITHWAITE. Unissued.

Ave Maria/Schubert, Webster Booth (tenor) Ernest Lush (piano) 11 August 1939 Unpublished

DB 1877 MELODY OF THE WALTZ – Part 1: Waltzes by Gung’l; MELODY OF THE WALTZ; Part 2 : Waltzes by Gung’l, THE BOHEMIANS: light orchestra with Al Bollington at the Abbey Road studio Compton organ and Webster Booth, tenor. Released in October 1939 and deleted in February 1944.

B9030 Rosita (Kennedy/Carr)/When you wish upon a star (Harline & Washington)(Pinocchio)  Studio 1, London, 28 February 1940, WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) (orchestra CHARLES PRENTICE) Released April 1940. Deleted February 1944.

Rose of England: Crest of the Wave (Novello)/Beauty’s Eyes (F Paolo Tosti; F J Weatherley) Studio 3, London,27 March, 1941.
WEBSTER BOOTH (ten)(piano GERALD MOORE) Unissued.

I have Webster’s recording of Beauty’s Eyes by Tosti.

Merrie England: Come to Arcadie (German) Studio 3, London, 19 October 1941,

ANNE ZIEGLER (sop), WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) (orchestra: DEBROY SOMERS) Unissued.

July 1945 – War records Webster Booth, Sydney Burchall and Clarence Wright, sang in Songs Our Boys Sang and Marching Times.

These records were not for sale to the general public, but sets were available at most of the 5300 National Savings Centres throughout the Country. Further information was available from the National Savings Committee, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, SW1.

Oft in the stilly night (trad; Tom Moore)/There is no death (O’Hara; Johnstone) St Mark’s Church, Hamilton Terrace, London , 11 January,1946 , WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) (organ HERBERT DAWSON) Unissued. Webster also made a recording of There is no Death for HMV which was issued.

B9502All Soul’s Day/ Richard Strauss; Memory Island/ Harrison/ Gerald Moore, 27 February 1946. Released October 1946. Deleted March 1952. OEA10882/3

October 1946 Gramophone Webster Booth (tenor), Gerald Moore (piano): All Soul’s Day, opus No 8 (Bernhoff/Richard Strauss); Memory Island (Askew/Harrison) HMV B9502 (10”)

Richard Strauss’s setting of All Soul’s Day calls for singing of considerable emotional stress, and when Webster Booth gets impassioned his voice loses the easy charm that is its chief characteristic. His words are a model of distinctness and the accompaniment of Gerald Moore is perfect, but the song is not a very happy choice.

The singer is more at home in Memory Island, in which a sailor home from the sea for good, casts his memory back, Masefield-wise, to the blue lagoons, coral islands and what not of the rover. It is a nice song with, for its type, an unusually good accompaniment.

Without a song (V Youmans; W Rose and E Eluscu)/ My song goes round the world (E Neubach; English version K J Kennedy, ?Hans May) London,8 January 1948, 
WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) Orchestra: ERIC ROBINSON Unissued.

If my songs were only winged (Reynaldo Hahn) London, 11 July 1950,  WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) Orchestra: MARK LUBBOCK Unissued.

Countess Maritza: Komm Zigeuner (Kalman; McConnell)  London,20 December 1950,
WEBSTER BOOTH (ten) Orchestra: MARK LUBBOCK Unissued.

Decca F9921 Sanctuary of the Heart (Ketelby)He Bought My Heart At Calvary (Hamblen) with choir of St Stephen’s Church Dulwich, Fela Sowande (organ) June 1952

Jean Collen Updated: 10 September, 2019

MY STAR/LITTLE SON BASSETT SILVER

Peter also sent me part of a Music Hall BBC broadcast on the Home Service on 26 April 1949. This recording is also in good condition and features Webster singing My Star during that broadcast. The applause by the studio audience was warm and it is obvious that My Star was one of Webster’s favourite songs as he was still singing it over ten years after he first recorded it.

Several days ago I had an email from Peter Silver, the son of the composer, the late Bassett Silver in connection with these recordings by Webster Booth. I had come across a photo of the cover of My Star several years ago but could not find any information about the song in the HMV catalogues. The recordings of My Star and Little Son originated in 1937 although I can find no evidence that they were issued commercially by HMV.

Little Son https://clyp.it/nmpdxwit
My Starhttps://clyp.it/rub0mrp5

Webster made many BBC broadcasts with Charles Ernesco and his Quintet in 1937 and 1938 and sang My Star and Little Son on several occasions on these programmes. Anne Ziegler made one broadcast with Charles Ernesco and sang My Star during her own broadcast.

Charles Ernesco and his Salon Orchestra
25 February 1937 My Star
26 December 1937 Anne Ziegler – My Star
15 February 1938 Little Son
24 April 1938 Little Son

September 1938
14 October 1938 With a Smile and a Song. Charles Ernesco is the violinist (left). Sydney Jerome is playing the piano.(Right)
Radio Luxembourg.

Peter also sent me part of a Music Hall BBC broadcast on the Home Service on 26 April 1949. This recording is also in good condition and features Webster singing My Star during that broadcast. The applause by the studio audience was warm and it is obvious that My Star was one of Webster’s favourite songs as he was still singing it over ten years after he first recorded it.

25 April 1949 My Star BBC Home – part of Music Hall Broadcast https://clyp.it/a5esqa5h

Peter has given me permission to share these recordings. I am very sorry that I was not able to improve the sound quality of Little Son.

I am very glad that my love for Webster and Anne and admiration for many of the related artists of their generation has led me to take an interest in a fine composer like Bassett Silver rather than the contemporary performers who were popular when I was young.

Jean Collen 21 February 2019.

MEDLEYS FROM THE WEBSTER BOOTH-ANNE ZIEGLER GROUP

The Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Appreciation Group on Facebook has acquired most of the recordings made by Webster and Anne. Until we come across some of the missing recordings (only about 10 sides to go now) I have been creating medleys for the group. Most of them last about half-an-hour and feature AZ-WB recordings and recordings by artists associated with them. Click on the links to listen to them and please let me know what you think of them.

The Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Appreciation Group on Facebook has acquired most of the recordings made by Webster and Anne. Until we come across some of the missing recordings (only about 10 sides to go now) I have been creating medleys for the group. Most of them last about half-an-hour and feature AZ-WB recordings and recordings by artists associated with them. Click on the links to listen to them and please let me know what you think of them.

Follow me on clypit at: https://clyp.it/user/3dacarmv

MEDLEYS

Beneath Her Window – Serenade medley https://clyp.it/5try4jji

Berlin Medley https://clyp.it/i4ko1uvl

Carmen Vocal Gems https://clyp.it/hvsgfiur

Caro Nome (Gwen Catley) and duet from La Boheme; https://clyp.it/zbp5cicv

Chappell Ballads https://clyp.it/usmmfazd

Christopher Robin songs https://clyp.it/zbmkb4zx

Co-optimists’ Medley (1) https://clyp.it/xwhjy5jo

Co-optimists’ Medley (2) https://clyp.it/ivgrw30v

Don Giovanni arias https://clyp.it/2d5qdxt4

Four Indian love lyrics https://clyp.it/avealivo

Heart’s Desire (1) http://youtu.be/Yu-yn3q0g6M

Heart’s Desire (2) https://clyp.it/4przfzz1

Home and Beauty https://soundcloud.com/mike-taylor-216/home-beauty-selection-by-magda-neeld-janet-lind-webster-booth

Irving Berlin medley (WB only) https://clyp.it/i4ko1uvl

Irving Berlin medley (in full) https://clyp.it/rlgvs413

Ivor Novello Vocal Gems 1 and 2 https://clyp.it/55owti5z

Ivor Novello vocal gems (3 and 4) https://clyp.it/ybq4yzk4

Land Without Music https://clyp.it/2nxvezhh

Lehar Medley 1 https://clyp.it/hy1mygca

Lehar Medley 2 https://clyp.it/hve0wojk

Merrie England Vocal Gems https://clyp.it/q30yolyj

Mikado Vocal Gems https://clyp.it/ieb4hgfh

More Songs that have sold a million (2) https://clyp.it/hmpttrnu

Noel Coward Vocal Gems https://clyp.it/wasffibi

Noel Coward medley (second record) https://clyp.it/siy2nc4j

Noel Coward medley (Anne only) https://clyp.it/gvszogj4

Porgy and Bess (complete, joined) https://clyp.it/4g2vho0a

Rigoletto medley https://clyp.it/t3jtniju

Rosemarie selection, WB, Victor Conway, Anne Welch https://clyp.it/egemxvfy

Songs that have sold a million (1) https://clyp.it/zkmb51lr

More Songs that have sold a million (2) https://clyp.it/hmpttrnu

Songs that have sold a million (1 and 2) https://clyp.it/z3f2qryw

Theatreland at Coronation time https://clyp.it/0thmbll2

Theatreland at Coronation time1937 https://soundcloud.com/mike-taylor-216/theatre-land-at-coronation-time-parts-1-2-1937

The Cat and the fiddle https://clyp.it/p30fjie0

The Gondoliers vocal gems https://clyp.it/2xjmc1f0

This year of Theatreland (1936) https://soundcloud.com/mike-taylor-216/webster-booth-janet-lind-this-year-of-theatre-land-1936

MEDLEYS COMPILED BY ME (JEAN COLLEN)

Birthday Medley 2019: https://clyp.it/ens5ahwf

Donald O’Keefe medley on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nao3-c1D0oI&feature=youtu.be

Romantic medley WB https://clyp.it/ov4uvqm0

Say that you are mine/Sylvia https://clyp.it/zhdcx40j

Songs I like (14 September 1938) https://clyp.it/zhlyqgut

St George’s Day medley WB JC https://clyp.it/2rcg0qyo

Tell me tonight/ah sweet mystery of life //clyp.it/ssuybzfn

Waltz Time medley: https://clyp.it/g0azrc3u

Webster Booth miscellany https://soundcloud.com/boothziegler/webster-booth-miscellany

BY DATE

JANUARY

January medley 2019 Campoli, WB, Rawicz and Landauer https://clyp.it/3uhnd0eq

2 January 2020 Oratorio medley for birthday : Acis and Galatea, Samson and Judas Maccabeus. Webster Booth https://clyp.it/zi1pmall

6 January 2020 Serenade in the Night Medley: La Serenata (Tosti), Serenade in the Night (WB), Heimwee (S. le Roux-Marais), Toselli’s serenade (WB), Trees piano and (WB), Jealousy (Gade) https://clyp.it/czh5a0qt

21 January 2020: Serenade from Frasquita Robert McDonaugh, Liebestraum (WB), Caré Selve (Zanta Malan), Love passes by (WB), Merry Widow waltz, Show me the way (WB) Ragamuffin (Mantovani) https://clyp.it/1ekbbq4t

31 January 2020 February 2020 medley: Deep River (Alfredo Campoli), Nazareth (Webster Booth), Estrellita (AC), A Perfect Day (WB), Only My Song (AC), I Love Thee (WB), Tell Me Tonight (AC), If You Had but Known (WB), Summer Garden (Charles Williams) https://clyp.it/0mzdht0r

FEBRUARY

February 2019 Webster Booth, Japie Human, Salon Orchestra

Serenade (Frasquita) WB, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Japie Human), Just for Today (WB), Fascination (JH), Show Me the Way (WB), Dreaming (Salon Orchestra)

https://clyp.it/p4yxl3xe

6 February 2020 Welsh medley, Ah, sweet mystery of life (WB), Sweet William, Sweet melody of night (WB), To a Wild Rose, Along th road to dreams (WB), Nimrod, Sylvia (WB), Savoy medley https://clyp.it/5c3nwjaz

Old Ballad Concert – McEachern, Gresham Singers, WB 26 February 1936 https://clyp.it/tsk0bmax

MARCH

March medley 2019 Alfredo Campoli, Anne, Webster, Fred Hartley

Poupée Valse Alfredo Campoli, Slumber Song (Schumann) AZ,
Arioso (Bach) Campoli, I love thee (Grieg) WB, My Star (Bassett Silver) WB, Mystic Beauty (Fred Hartley)
https://clyp.it/ezoipuro

March medley (2) 2019 Alfredo Campoli, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. Softly awakes my heart (AC), Bless this house (WB), The Poplar Tree (AZ), Gypsy Moon (AC), You are my heart’s delight (WB), Tell Me Tonight (AC). https://clyp.it/3xfdjwvd

6 March 2020 Scherzo Caprice (Leon Goossens/Templeton), Friend o’ Mine (WB), Longing (Haydn Wood), Show Me the Way (WB), Song of Summer (Ketelby) Sweet Melody of Night (WB) Fingerprints (Engleman quintet) https://clyp.it/cyivrbtb

10 March 2020 10 March 2020 Tango medley: Golden Autumn (Ketelby), My Star WB (Bassett Silver), Fascination, O, Dry Those Tears WB (del Riego), Tango, ‘Tis the Day WB (Leoncavallo), Vienna, City of My Dreams.https://clyp.it/30tppqhh

18 March 2020 Song of Paradise medley: Song of Paradise (AZ/WB) Song of Paradise (Albert Sandler), Marigold (Mayerl) Fred Hartley quintet, Music for Romance (AZ/WB), Without your love (AZ/WB), Music for Romance (Campoli), Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Campoli) https://clyp.it/5fvgrebh

18 March 2020 Dusk medley: Romance (Rubinstein), Bird Songs at Eventide (WB), None but the lonely heart (Tchaikowsky), Homing (WB), Jeanie with the light brown hair, If you had but known (WB), Dusk (Armstrong Gibbs), Sylvia (WB), Flower show (Charles Williams) https://clyp.it/huae4vte 

APRIL

April medley 2019 – Harry Mortimer, WB, Albert Sandler, Debroy Somers https://clyp.it/4utgof3k

Good Friday selection WB JC https://clyp.it/2pjvsgv3

MAY

May medley 2019 Loch Lomond medley (Debroy Somers) Love is the key to all glory (AZ/WB) Greensleeves (WB), Gay Vienna (Robert Naylor) Sweethearts/One Day When We Were Young (WB) Dear Miss Phoebe selection ( Parr-Davies) I am grateful to Mike Taylor for several of these fine restorations. https://clyp.it/yv0yjszk

Mid-May medley 2019 Musette (Hartley), Come Back My Love (WB), Lehar medley (WB/AZ), Pomone Waltz (Albert Sandler), Show Me the Way (WB), Fledermaus fantasy (Rawicz and Landauer) https://clyp.it/3tt4axbh

Medley 29 May 2019: Horse Guards Whitehall, Giannina Mia WB, No, My Heart will Never Sing Again, Autumn Dream (Sydney Torch), May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (WB), White Horse Inn medley (Peggy Cochrane) https://clyp.it/o5fiemig

JUNE

June medley 2018 Gypsy Moon, Still as the night, Loch Lomond, We’ll Gather Lilacs, Ivor Novello medley, Waltz Medley, ‘Tis the Day, featuring Alfredo Campoli, Anne and Webster, Fred Hartley, Rawicz and Landauer. https://clyp.it/olllrro1

4 June 2019 The Three Musketeers, WB Because, Peter Dawson The Floral Dance, Fred Hartley Bonnie Dundee, AZ WB Here in the Quiet Hills, WB Macushla, Harold Williams Lords of the Air https://clyp.it/fw1t4t05

22 June. Always (Leslie-Smith) Dearest of All (Vernon Lathom-Sharp) Old Folks at Home (Campoli), I Hear You Calling Me, Tchaikowsky waltz (Rawicz & Landauer), Homing (del Riego) Throw Open Wide (May), Mignon (Nocetti) https://clyp.it/osk1chdz

27 June 2019: Down the mall (Charles Shadwell), May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You, There is no Death, A Love Song, (Charles Williams), Just for Today, Dusk (Armstrong Gibbs), Homing, Music Everywhere (Coates), Webster Booth and bands.

https://clyp.it/r3zlxbkz

28 June 2019: Hornpipe medley: Hornpipe (Eric Coates), Say That You are Mine, Glow Worm Idyll (Paul Linke), Sylvia, The Whistler and His Dog (Harry Mortimer), Trees, Rendezvous (Brooklyn Ensemble) Danny Boy, Nights of Gladness (Harry Mortimer https://clyp.it/giu4fb5d

JULY

July medley 2018 All the world is waiting for the sunrise (Seitz), played by P. Sears from YouTube, Castles in the air (WB), Dance of the Wooden Dolls, Side by Side (Melville Gideon from the Co-optimists), Always (WB), Poor Butterfly (Hugo Rignold), Drinking song (WB).

https://clyp.it/hct1upr2

27 July 2019 Narcissus, Bird Songs at Eventide (WB), Estrellita (Campoli), Absent (WB) Poeme (Campoli), Now is the Hour (AZ,WB), Vanity Fair (Anthony Collins)

https://clyp.it/cujvo4ew

AUGUST

August medley Alfredo Campoli, WB/AZ, Charles Ernesco https://clyp.it/d4itz5dn

7 August 2019 For You Alone (WB), Demande et Reponse (Albert Sandler), Somewhere a voice is Calling (WB), Two Sleepy People (Carroll Gibbons), O, Maiden, My Maiden (WB), Ma Curly-Headed Baby (Gershon Partington Quintet). https://clyp.it/vibxlrb1

20 August 2019 20 August 2019 Abide with me (WB), Harry Parr-Davies instrumental (Philip Sear), Count Your Blessings (Olive Groves) Burlesque Montague Philips (Philip Sear), Indian Summer (WB), Bal Masque https://clyp.it/w34xrguq

SEPTEMBER

September medley 2018 Rawicz and Landauer, Webster Booth, Peter Dawson, Fred Hartley, Anne Ziegler feature in the September medley. https://clyp.it/guoyneoa

20 September 2019 WB medley: Love is a many splendid thing (Fred Hartley), Smilin’ through (WB), Smoke gets in your eyes (Billy Mayerl), Star of my soul (WB), Chanson (Albert Sandler), Somewhere a voice is calling (WB), Gypsy Baron, One day when we were young (WB), Softly awakes my heart (Albert Sandler) https://clyp.it/fxnepncy

OCTOBER

1 October 2019 October medley: https://clyp.it/4c3bn22x Wood Nymphs (Eric Coates), The Rose of Tralee (WB), Love in Bloom (Billy Mayerl) The Shannon River ((John McCormack), Ivor Novello Medley (WB and Helen Hill), ‘Appy ‘Ampstead (Albert Ketelby)

19 October 2019 medley: https://clyp.it/5fw0hirc Parade of the pirates (Alfredo Campoli), Toselli serenade (WB), Carmen (Rawicz & Landauer), Ah yes, I remember it well (WB/AZ), Mary of Argyll (Scott-Wood), If You are There (WB), Laughing Cavalier (Haydn Wood)

NOVEMBER

15 November 2019 Handel in the Strand (Grainger), Bless this house (WB), A Quiet Stroll (Williams), Drink to Me Only (WB), Just a Corner of Heaven to Me (Peter Dawson), Indian Summer (WB), Gipsy Princess (Lehar) https://clyp.it/yqp0s5gb

November Medley 2018 A medley featuring Webster Booth, Alfredo Campoli. Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Campoli), Serenade from The Student Prince, Ay, ay, ay, Phil, the fluter’s ball, (WB), clyp.it/3ifexoar

DECEMBER

1 December 2019 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Billy Mayerl), Ah, Moon of My Delight WB (Lehmann), popular tunes (Billy Mayerl), In the Shade of the Palm/Queen of June (WB), Butterflies in the Rain (Fred Hartley), Sweet Melody of Light (WB) Dancing Fool. https://clyp.it/user/3dacarmv

December Christmas broadcast 2015 #Christmas2015 A broadcast featuring Rawicz and Landauer, Webster Booth White Dove, and Anne Ziegler, Maurice Elwin – Josephine, At the end of the day, Little Road to Bethlehem, WB, Lift up your hearts (AZ/WB) Sylvia (WB) Silent Night (AZ/WB). O, Come All Ye Faithful (WB) Presented by me https://clyp.it/o5z5ttsu

Christmas Medley 2016 Albert Sandler, Rawicz and Landauer, Fred Hartley (piano), Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. https://clyp.it/2cxcbsvt

Christmas medley 2018 When Big Ben Chimes, The Holy City, The Little Road to Bethlehem, Silent Night (with Anne Ziegler), The Star of Bethlehem, O, Come All Ye Faithful. https://clyp.it/b0zdg31t

December 2018 medley Campoli, Webster Booth, Rawicz and Landauer, Harold Williams, Malcolm McEachern in a selection for December https://clyp.it/emymfc1r

December 2019 Christmas medley The Lord’s Prayer, Nazareth, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful (Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler), Poeme Op41 – 14 (Alfredo Campoli) https://clyp.it/b2jbz4wj

25 December 2019: 25 December 2019 Medley – Marche Loraine, Azulao (de los Angeles), Moths around the candle flame, Snow Bird (Dawson) Just for today (Booth) Melodie d’amour, Just a Corner of heaven for me (Dawson) Mignon https://clyp.it/yfj4nw5l

27 December 2019 27 December 2019 – medley for 2020: Over to you, Greensleeves (WB), Deep in the heart of a rose (WB/AZ), Dancing Fool, Everywhere I go (WB), Music everywhere, When Big Ben Chimes (WB), Nights of Gladness https://clyp.it/xgctoskc

List compiled: 15 March 2020, Jean Collen

Alfredo Campoli, Webster Booth 
 

Songs I Like, by Webster Booth. 14 September 1938. Broadcast. Not all the songs from the broadcast have been located. https://clyp.it/zhlyqgut

Morgen (Strauss)/Come into the Garden, Maud (Balfe) Recorded in January 1945 HMV C3418. Webster Booth, accompanied by Ernest Lush and Alfredo Campoli. Both records restored by Mike Taylor. https://clyp.it/2sfecfdh

Song of the Vagabonds (WB), Smilin’ Through (WB), Laat Ons nie van Liefde Weer Praat nie (WB/AZ), Showboat medley (Billy Mayerl), Just a Little Love, a Little Kiss (WB), Shine Through My Dreams, Love is My Reason (WB) https://clyp.it/giydvsrz

April 2019 medley: Scipio march (Mortimer), Let Me Dream in Your Arms Again (WB), Love is My Song (WB), Demande et Reponse (Albert Sandler), Stay with Me Forever (WB) (If You are There) Scottish medley (Debroy Somers) https://clyp.it/4utgof3k

May 2019 Loch Lomond medley (Debroy Somers) Love is the key to all glory (AZ/WB) Greensleeves (WB), Gay Vienna (Robert Naylor) Sweethearts/One Day When We Were Young (WB) Dear Miss Phoebe selection ( Parr-Davies) I am grateful to Mike Taylor for several of these fine restorations. https://clyp.it/yv0yjszk

Robert Naylor, Anne and Webster, Debroy Somers.

https://clyp.it/3tt4axbh May 2019 Waltz Time medley (Hans May) Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth (1945/1947) Albert Sandler on Violin.

Anne and Webster in the film “Waltz Time”
Mid-May Medley: Musette (Hartley), Come Back My Love (WB), Lehar medley (WB/AZ), Pomone Waltz (Albert Sandler), Show Me the Way (WB), Fledermaus fantasy (Rawicz and Landauer)
Medley 29 May 2019 Horse Guards Whitehall, Giannina Mia WB, No, My Heart will Never Sing Again, Autumn Dream (Sydney Torch), May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (WB), White Horse Inn medley (Peggy Cochrane)
posted 19 days ago
Remembering Webster Booth on the 35th anniversary of his death on 21 June, and Anne Ziegler on the 109th anniversary of her birth on 22 June. https://clyp.it/osk1chdz Click on the link to listen to the anniversary medley.
Webster Booth (1936) Hornpipe medley: Hornpipe (Eric Coates), Say That You are Mine, Glow Worm Idyll (Paul Linke), Sylvia, The Whistler and His Dog (Harry Mortimer), Trees, Rendezvous (Brooklyn Ensemble) Danny Boy, Nights of Gladness (Harry Mortimer) https://clyp.it/giu4fb5d
27 June 2019 medley – Down the mall (Charles Shadwell), May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You, There is no Death, A Love Song, (Charles Williams), Just for Today, Dusk (Armstrong Gibbs), Homing, Music Everywhere (Coates), Webster Booth and bands. https://clyp.it/r3zlxbkz
1 July 2019 Hornpipe medley: Hornpipe (Eric Coates), Say That You are Mine, Glow Worm Idyll (Paul Linke), Sylvia, The Whistler and His Dog (Harry Mortimer), Trees, Rendezvous (Brooklyn Ensemble) Danny Boy, Nights of Gladness (Harry Mortimer) https://clyp.it/giu4fb5d
Irish medley 8 July 2019: Irish medley (Debroy Somers), The Snowy-breasted Pearl, Lullaby (Cyril Scott), Macushla, Trees (Julian Lloyd Webber). Irish medley with Webster Booth, Over to You (Eric Coates) https://clyp.it/jrdkmikj

WEBSTER BOOTH RECORDINGS SOUGHT.

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I am still looking for the following recordings featuring Webster Booth. If you have any of these recordings, I would be very grateful if you could send me an MP3 of the recording. I have many other recordings by Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler and would be happy to send you an MP3 in exchange.

 Some recordings have been listed as only one side. This means that I have already managed to obtain the other side of the recording on tape, CD or MP3.

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Jean Collen April 2016

Photo taken in the early 1960s.
Photo taken in the early 1960s.

Decca

Decca F9921 Sanctuary of the Heart/Ketelby; He Bought My Heart At Calvary/Hamblen with choir of St Stephen’s Church Dulwich, Fela Sowande (organ) June 1952

HMV 

 Test recording Serenata, Macushla Reginald Paul, C Studio, Small Queens Hall, London, 20 November 1929

  B8476 I’m all alone/May; I’ll wait for you/ Feiner, September 1936

 B9030 When You Wish Upon a Star/Pinocchio/ Harline; Rosita/Kennedy/Carr, 1939

 B9502 All Soul’s Day/ Richard Strauss; Memory Island/ Harrison/ Gerald Moore, September 1946

C2814 Neapolitan Nights, Light Opera Company with Webster Booth

C2827 Memories of Tosti/La Scala Singers with Webster Booth

Ave Maria/Schubert, Ernest Lush (unpublished) – Also recorded on 11 August 1939

Here Comes the Bride Selection/Schwartz/Light Opera Company with Alice Moxon, Stuart Robertson, Webster Booth, George Baker/Ray Noble/Studio C, Small Queens Hall, London/Cc18897-4, 25 March 1930 (Number unknown)

MY RECORD COLLECTION

While I was studying with Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler I listened to their various radio programmes and recorded some of them, but for some reason I never thought of collecting their records at that time. When I was playing in the studio for Webster he played some reel-to-reel tapes of his recordings and allowed me to copy those with my own reel-to-reel tape recorder. It was only when I left South Africa and was living in the UK in 1966 that I slowly began my collection of their 78rpm records.Anne and Webster in a full page advert for Skol beer (1961)

I met Margaret when I was working at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square. She had a 78rpm recording of Webster’s singing One Day When We Were Young and Sweethearts and she kindly gave it to me – the very first record in my collection. She and I went to the HMV shop in Oxford Street one lunchtime. The first record I saw there was a 45rpm of Songs That Have Sold a Million. The names of the singers were not mentioned on the cover, but somehow I thought Webster might have been one of the singers. I asked to hear the record on the headphones provided in the store. Sure enough, he was one of the singers in the medley. The other singers were Dorothy Clarke (contralto) and Foster Richardson (baritone). The original recording had been made in 1937. I added this one to my collection – I now had two records instead of one.

I began looking around second hand record shops in the St Albans area where I was living at the time and found more records to add to my collection. When I returned to South Africa on the SA Oranje in 1968 I did not pack all these records in my trunk. I left There is no Death (Johnson/O’Hara) and: Just for Today (Partridge/Seaver) (HMV B9458) behind with my parents. Luckily Mike Taylor in The Golden Age of Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler and Friends on Facebook acquired this recording a few months ago and  has restored it and posted it to the group.

Some years after I moved back to Johannesburg I found more 78 rpms through adverts in Gramophone when the Rand was not in such a parlous state against the pound as it is today. These records were sent to me by post and it is a miracle that not too many of them were broken and that I could just afford to pay postage on such heavy items as well as import duty. The import duty often came to as much – if not more – than I had paid for the records in the first place.

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Rococo Canada issued an LP of some of Webster’s recordings from the collection of Scott Sheldon and I heard this record first when I paid a visit to Webster in Knysna in 1973. Webster always said that HMV would only reissue an LP of his serious recordings once he was dead, but later in that decade they did issue such an LP and classified it under “historical”. Webster was pleased that the  record had been issued before he died, but rather indignant at the classification.

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When he and Anne returned to the UK in 1978 two further LPs were issued of their duet recordings and after Webster’s death in 1984 HMV issued The Golden Age of Webster Booth.

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Webster had started recording for HMV in 1929, so by the late eighties there were enough recordings out of the fifty year copyright for other smaller recording companies to produce CDs of the duet and solo recordings. By the late nineteen-nineties there were a number of compilation CDs released at a time when it had become possible to restore the quality of the recordings to pristine condition.

In 1986 or 1987 Dudley Holmes kindly sent me cassette tapes of many recordings.

I picked up other 78rpm records in charity shops and at various fêtes and at the Collectors’ Treasury, an interesting shop in Johannesburg. The Collectors’ Treasury has a great collection of 78rpm records but they were not sorted in any particular order so I made a number of excursions into the city in the late eighties to go through the dusty record collection where I usually managed to find a few of Anne and Webster’s recordings on every trip.

I bought my first CD player in 1990 at the same time as Webster’s first CD Moonlight and You was issued. As I mentioned earlier regular compilations of duet and Webster’s solo recordings were issued on CD in the 1990s, the last being Along the Road to Dreams which featured solos and duets.

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This CD of Webster’s earlier recording was issued in 1989.

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Featuring solo and duet recordings. The last CD featuring Anne and Webster was issued about 1999.

I have added many recordings in my collection to YouTube  and seem to have had most success in promoting these records there . I have 215 subscribers on YouTube and my uploaded videos have been viewed over 316,190 times – often by people who had never heard of them before. I have also included some videos on my channel on The Daily Motion site

The Golden Age of Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler and Friends on Facebook includes a great collection of recordings, photos and memorabilia. If you are interested in hearing rare recordings by Webster and Anne, beautifully restored by Mike Taylor, as well as some related artistes with whom they worked, please join the group.

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A collection of various recordings featuring Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.

 

Jean Collen. April 2016.

RECORDING DISCUSSIONS

DUET Recently published
Paperback,
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Price: $12.50
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Duet, the autobiography of famous British duettists, Webster Booth and Anne
Ziegler, was originally published by Stanley Paul in 1951. Sixty-five years
later I have digitised the book and made it available as a paperback, epub and
pdf book. My sincere thanks to John Marwood who proofread the book most
painstakingly for me. Webster and Anne tell the exciting story of their rise to
fame, and their sensational romance. After Webster’s divorce from Paddy Prior,
his second wife, he and Anne married and became the most popular duettists of
their day, earning them the deserved title of Sweethearts of Song.



The book is also available as an ebook at My Duettist’s Bookstore
RECORDING DISCUSSIONS
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Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth were versatile singers so it is difficult to
name just one duet or solo as an all-time favourite. Webster recorded far more
solo recordings than he did duets with Anne, although he is largely remembered
today because of the duets.

In Webster’s case there are light songs with British Dance Bands led by
Jack Hylton, Carroll Gibbons, Debroy Somers, Ray Noble, as the anonymous “with
vocal refrain” with the accordion band of Carlos Santana (one of the many
pseudonyms adopted by the equally versatile musician, Harry Bidgood), and the
popular Fred Hartley’s Quintet or Sextet. He also sang in medleys, sometimes on
his own or with singers like Janet Lind, Garda Hall, Magda Neeld, Marjorie
Stedeford, Stuart Robertson, Sam Costa, Olive Groves, and Nora Savage.

As his singing career progressed he began recording more serious songs,
and arias from opera and oratorio. In operatic ensembles he was partnered with
singers like Norman Walker, Dennis Noble, Joan Hammond, Joan Cross, Noel Eadie,
Nancy Evans, Arnold Matters and Edith Coates. Conductors of these recordings
included Warwick Braithwaite, Laurance Collingwood and Malcolm Sargent, and
accompanists included Gerald Moore, Herbert Dawson (organ), and John Cockerill
(harp).

The duets recordings were generally of musical comedy, operetta and
popular songs of the day arranged as duets such as Dearest
of all
 by Vernon Latham Sharp and Too
tired to sleep
 by Alan Murray. There were also duet
arrangements of instrumental pieces by Chopin and Liszt, and a charming duet of
Mendelssohn’s lied “On Wings of Song”.

Which ones are my favourites ? Why does the God of Israel sleep? from
the oratorio, Samson by Handel is one of my favourites. It
illustrates Webster’s amazing vocal technique and dramatic power. He was a
prolific recording solo artist and a highly regarded oratorio soloist.

 

Excerpt from an Australian newspaper – March 11 1950

 


Shortly after Webster began recording for HMV in 1929, critics in Gramophone magazine
praised his voice but thought he should be singing songs more worthy of
it. In April 1937, a critic wrote, “Gradually Webster Booth is finding his
rightful place as a member of the solo quartet in our concert halls, when the
choral masterpieces are given. Only the other day a severe critic of
English singing singled out Mr Booth as one of the very few elect.

Most people remember Webster Booth  for the romantic duets he sang
with Anne Ziegler on record, stage, screen and radio but several
derogatory comments have been made about his duet partnership with Anne, most
people claiming that he would be better regarded as a serious singer today had
he not formed the Variety Act with Anne in 1940.  Anne was the first to
admit that she had a “ten-a-penny” soprano voice while his voice was in a
different category from hers. She was aware that many people thought she had
“brought.him down”.

They went into variety because it paid far better than more serious
forms of entertainment and they had expensive family financial commitments.
Within a very short time they became very popular with those who enjoyed
hearing operetta and musical comedy duets sung by a very handsome and charming
couple. Anne and Webster were a romantic pair and their variety act took the
public’s mind off the daily grind of war for an hour or two. While Anne’s voice
might not have been in the same class as Webster’s, one cannot deny that they
sang the duets musically and their voices complemented one another. 

Webster did not drop his oratorio singing and it was while he and Anne were
singing in Variety and Harold Fielding concerts that he made some of his finest
serious oratorio recordings. 
He was one of Sir Malcolm Sargent’s favourite tenors
and was chosen by Sir Malcolm to sing at his sixtieth birthday celebration concert
in 1955.

Webster was a lyric tenor with excellent diction and a wide vocal range.
Although his voice was light it filled the Albert Hall, a hall with a
notoriously difficult acoustic for singers. He had a pleasing baritonal quality
in the lower range of his voice and, in later years, fulfilled a long-held
ambition to sing the baritone solos in a performance of Elijah in Knysna, South
Africa.

If one listens to his recordings of Mozart operatic arias and the
operatic duets with baritone, Dennis Noble  in Puccini’s La
Bohème 
and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and the extracts from Bizet’s 
Carmen with Dennis Noble, Nancy Evans, Noel Eadie and the Sadlers Wells
chorus, he more than held his own among the foremost operatic singers
of the day. Perhaps he would not have managed heavier operatic roles on
stage but he had a voice ideal for Mozart, Rossini, Gounod, and Handel.

At that time it was the convention to record everything in English on
the HMV plum label, but I have a recording of him singing in an Italian which
sounds quite acceptable to me, so I don’t think singing in a foreign language
would have presented a problem to him. He was also a highly competent musician,
so he would have had no difficulty learning an operatic role. As a young man he
was keen to sing in opera, but opera did not pay as well as lighter forms of
entertainment. In 1926 Sir Malcolm Sargent told him that if he did not have a
private income he should leave opera alone. Webster’s older sister, Doris
(known as Nellie) was very disappointed that he did not make a career in opera.

I have an LP called Famous British Tenors in my collection. Webster sings the rather
obscure aria, O,Vision Entrancing from Esmeralda by Goring Thomas, while his peers
are heard in more popular arias. Despite this he still sounds very much better than most
of those who are spoken off in hallowed tones, while Webster is dismissed as a
light-weight, a mere romantic duettist!

Webster managed to set the appropriate mood for each song he sang, 
whether it was a light ballad or a profound aria. One only has to contrast
Total Eclipse from Handel’s Samson with Percy French’s Phil the Fluter’s Ball 
to see a complete change of mood. He certainly was a versatile singer, but far from
being “A jack of all trades, master of none,” I suggest that he was a master in
command of every song he sang.

 


Once Anne and Webster’s recording contract with HMV was cancelled in 1951 they made a few recordings
for Decca and gradually their 78s were deleted from the record catalogues. 

But in the late fifties several long playing records were issued, comprising their popular duet
recordings. 
Love Duets from Theatreland was issued by EMI in the UK, while, in South Africa, a similar
record, entitled 
Sweethearts of Song was issued, with sleeve notes by their friend, Leslie Green.

 

In 1959 they made an LP of their popular duets. The words had been
translated into Afrikaans and, instead of the orchestral accompaniment on the
78s, there was organ and piano accompaniment by Jack Dowle and John Massey.
This record was entitled 
Net Maar ‘n Roos (Only a Rose).


In 1963 they
made 
Nursery School Sing-Along (No 2). This time Heinz Alexander was the accompanist and
the Nazareth House Children’s Chorus was conducted by my piano teacher, Sylvia
Sullivan. Webster thought highly of Mrs Sullivan’s conducting and insisted that
she conducted all the songs for the record.

 

A recording of
Webster’s was included in 
Famous British Tenors issued in 1972.  Webster sings the rather obscure aria, O,
Vision Entrancing
 
from Esmeralda by Goring
Thomas, while his peers are heard in more popular arias. He was rather put
out about this as he thought the powers-that-be might have chosen a more
popular aria for his recording. Perhaps recording techniques had not been very
advanced for some of the other tenors on the recording sound rather thin.
Webster’s recording sounds very much better than most of the other
recordings by those who are spoken off in hallowed tones, while Webster is so
often dismissed as a light-weight, a mere romantic duettist!




Meanwhile, a solo recording called simply Webster Booth was issued by Rococo, Canada in
the late sixties. All the recordings had been taken from the collection of
Scott Sheldon. Webster played me this record when I visited the Booth home in
Knysna in 1973 and I was delighted to hear some songs I had not heard
before. 


He told me that EMI would never issue an LP of his more serious work until he was dead, but in
1977, just such a recording was issued. He was very pleased that he was alive to see it, 
but was rather put out because it was recommended that the record should be filed under the historical section of the catalogue!

 

The Booths returned to England in 1978 and EMI issued two duet LPs in the late seventies and early
eighties. 
Sweethearts in Song included the same recordings as those from the late fifties, while
the other, 
Music for Romance was a more interesting collection of their lesser-known
duets.
 

Webster Booth died on the day before Anne Ziegler’s birthday, 21 June 1984 in Penrhyn Bay, North Wales. A year or so later EMI issued The Golden Age of Webster Booth. 

 

 At about the same time the LP entitled The Golden Age of Ballads and Parlour
Songs
, featuring Webster and some of his contemporaries was issued. Webster
sang Tosti’s 
Parted on this LP.

 

 He was also featured in the Irving Berlin Centenary Celebration  by the  great British dance bands, singing two songs in a Waltz Medley, with Ray Noble conducting the New Mayfair Orchestra.

 

By 1989 Webster’s earlier recordings were coming out of their fifty-year copyright and solo and duet CD
compilations were issued by EMI and independent companies during the nineties.
Because these recordings were out of copyright, Anne did not receive any royalties from their sale.


Jeannie C
2010

Rehearsing for a broadcast with Sydney Jerome (1938)

AZ/WB RECORDINGS ON YOUTUBE

Most of the videos featuring Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth have been
uploaded by me. My channel is at http://www.youtube.com/duettists

I was interested to see the BBC4 archive on Desert Island Discs. Webster Booth was a
castaway on 3 April 1953. Unfortunately this episode is not yet available
as a podcast, but I am hoping that it might be added some time. Webster’s
choice of discs were, as follows:

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Philharmonia Orchestra

Irving Berlin: You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun (Annie
get your gun), Ethel Merman

Franz Liszt: Liebesträum
No. 3 in A flat major
: vocal version sung by Tito Schipa

 Charles N. Daniels: Chloe (Song of the Swamp):Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Frances Allitsen: The Lute Player, Harold Williams (baritone)


Gilbert and Sullivan: The Yeoman of the Guard, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

 George Frederic Handel: Ombra mai fu (Largo) (from Xerxes): Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

George Frederic Handel: Comfort ye my people (from Messiah) Webster Booth,
London Philharmonic Orchestra


Luxury item: ivory pig


The Tito Schipa recording of Liebestraum was
the same arrangement as Webster himself had recorded. 


Webster considered Australian baritone, Harold Williams to
be one of the finest singers of the role of Elijah in
Mendelssohn’s oratorio of the same name.

 

     Kathleen Ferrier lived opposite the Booths in Frognal, Hampstead. Webster and Anne often visited her when she was
confined to her bed due to illness. Webster had admired her voice greatly and had been looking forward to singing a Messiah with her as
contralto soloist. Sadly she had to cancel this engagement due to ill health and she died less than seven months after this broadcast, on 8 October 1953. 

 


At that time the copyright on Gilbert’s words was still in place, so it would only have been possible to play the overture of The
Yeomen of the Guard
.

  

 The BBC website lists the soloist in Comfort ye/Ev’ry Valley as Walter Booth rather than Webster Booth!

  

   A number of the recordings Webster chose were conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Sargent was Webster’s champion and chose him for many oratorio performances. In 1955, on the occasion of Sir Malcolm’s sixtieth birthday, he personally requested that Webster should be the soloist at the concert to commemorate this event.

Castaways who chose recordings by Anne Ziegler and/or Webster Booth. Click on the Castaway’s name to listen to the broadcast (if available)

David Croft (writer) 14 March 1993: When
We are Married
 from The Belle of New York (Kerker)


Miriam Rothschild (Conservationist, biologist) 23
April 1989: 



Right Honourable Lord Denning (Master of the Rolls, Politician,
Lawyer) 17 May 1980: 
 Roses of Picardy (Haydn
Wood) With Fred Hartley and his Quintet


Rosina Harrison (Lady Astor’s lady’s maid, writer) 20 March 1976:  BLESS
THIS HOUSE: BRAHE


Noel Streatfeild (Writer) 17 January 1976: The Faery Song from The
Immortal Hour
 (Rutland ghton)


 

Percy Press (Punch and Judy man, puppeteer) 28 December 1974: 

BarryHumphries (Comedian) 24 November
1973: 


Bill Shankly (Manager Liverpool FC, athlete, football manager) 26 April
1965: 

 
Percy Merriman (Musician, Concert Performer, Roosters Concert Party) 17 August 1964: Roses of Picardy (Haydn Wood) With Fred Hartley and his Quintet

Lord George Sanger (Circus, circus proprietor) 22 December
1962: I’ll see you again  from Bitter
Sweet 
(Noel Coward)

Ursula Bloom (Novelist, writer, journalist)
 14 November 1960: 

WEBSTER BOOTH: HOMING (DEL RIEGO)

 

Dr W.E Shewell-Cooper (Horticulturalist) 10 April 1965: Passing by (Purcell)



*Dennis Noble (Baritone) 19 November
1956: The Long Day Closes (Sullivan) by Tommy
Handley Memorial choir, which included Webster Booth


*R.C. Sherriff (Playwright and writer) 23 August
1955: Miserere from Il Trovatore (Verdi) with
Joan Cross, Webster Booth




*Fred Perry (Tennis
player, athlete) 8 July 1952: WEBSTER BOOTH: THE LOST CHORD

 

 


*Leslie Henson (Comedy actor) 18 July
1951: Olive Gilbert, Peter Graves, Webster Booth, Helen Hill

NOVELLO MEDLEY


*Anona Winn (actress and singer) 4 April 1951:MADAM BUTTERFLY: LOVE DUET

There was a break in broadcasting Desert Island Discs between 1946 and 1951


*Signalman Henry Wheeler (soldier, navy signalman) 24 November 1945: If You Were the Only Girl in the World

*Joan Edgar (Light Programme announcer) 1 September 1945: 
MADAM BUTTERFLY: LOVE DUET


*Ralph Reader (Theatre director) 12 February 1944: 
BLESSTHIS HOUSE: BRAHE

*Alan Dent (Drama critic) 8 January 1944:WEBSTER BOOTH: WHERE E’RE YOU WALK
(HANDEL)

                                                                   
Barrington Dalby (Boxing referee, Athlete) 20 August 1942: WEBSTER BOOTH: THE ENGLISH ROSE (GERMAN) 


Nathaniel Gubbins
(Norman Gubbins)
by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x19712
© National Portrait Gallery, London 
Nathaniel Gubbins (Humorous writer) 6 August  1942: The Faery Song from The Immortal Hour by Rutland Boughton

 


*Beatrice Lillie(Actress and revue star) 9 July 1942: The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte)
*Arthur Askey (Comedian) 2 April 1942: Serenade (Schubert)


*Pat Kirkwood (Actress) 

26 February 1942: Serenade (Schubert)

*Desert Island Discs marked with an asterisk do not have podcasts available in the BBC4 Archives search. 

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Recordings not in my collection
Someone asked me the other day how many Booth-Ziegler recordings I had in my
collection. Rather than count them up, I compiled a list of those which are not
in my collection. If anyone has any of these recordings, I would be delighted
to receive an MP3 of it and will gladly send them an MP3 of one of mine in
exchange. 


Decca F9921
Sanctuary of the Heart/Ketelby; He Bought My Heart At Calvary/Hamblen with
choir of St Stephen’s Church Dulwich, Fela Sowande (organ) June 1952


Test recording
Serenata, Macushla Reginald Paul, C Studio, Small Queens Hall, London, 20
November 1929

Recently acquired: Love Passes By and As I sit here

B8476 I’m all alone/May; I’ll wait for you/ Feiner, September 1936

B9030 When You Wish Upon a Star/Pinocchio/ Harline; Rosita/Kennedy/Carr, 1939

B9271 Will You Go with Me?/Brandon-Park/Murray,Gerald Moore 
JG282 Songs our boys sang/National savings sing-song/Sydney Burchall, Clarence Wright, Webster Booth

B9502 All Soul’s Day/ Richard Strauss; Memory Island/ Harrison/ Gerald Moore, September 1946

C2814 Neapolitan Nights, Light Opera Company with Webster Booth

C2827 Memories of Tosti/La Scala Singers with Webster Booth

Ave Maria/Schubert, Ernest Lush (unpublished) – Also recorded on 11 August 1939

Here Comes the Bride Selection/Schwartz/Light Opera Company with Alice Moxon, Stuart
Robertson, Webster Booth, George Baker/Ray Noble/Studio C, Small Queens Hall,
London/Cc18897-4, 25 March 1930 (Number unknown)



 

Bibliography

Collen, J.
(Compiler)
 Webster Booth
and Anne Ziegler: Excerpts from Gramophone and Discography
 MY LULU
STOREFRONT

Plomley, R (with Derek Drescher) Desert
Island Lists
, Hutchinson, 1984


Most of the recordings on clypit.com were restored by Mike Taylor.

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Jean Collen

Updated: 16 January 2017.



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MORNING STAR PODCAST

Clare Marshall, who presents the lovely programme Morning Star on Sunday morning had read my book, Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth asked me into the studios to talk to her about my close relationship with Anne and Webster.

The link to the Morning Star podcast on Radio Today 1485 on 28 April 2013 is: Morning Star presented by Clare Marshall with guest, Jean Collen

On Thursday 25 April 2013 I went to the beautiful studios of Radio Today 1485

Radio Today 1485 studios, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg.
Radio Today 1485 studios, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg. Photo: Gaynor Paynter.

The beautiful studios are situated in the middle of a plant nursery in Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg. Clare Marshall, who presents the lovely programme Morning Star on Sunday morning had read my book, Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth asked me into the studios to talk to her about my close relationship with Anne and Webster. I began studying singing with them when I left school at the end of 1960 in their studios on the eighth floor of Polliack’s Corner, Johannesburg.

School of Singing and Stagecraft, Eighth Floor, 69 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg
School of Singing and Stagecraft, Eighth Floor, 69 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg – the building with balconies to the right.

Later I acted as Webster’s studio accompanist when Anne had other engagements. I remained friends with them until their deaths. Webster died in June 1984 and Anne died in October 2003.

I retired as Musical Director at St Andrew’s Church, Kensington at the end of 2005 after thirteen years, and stopped teaching classical singing and piano at the end of 2007, so I thought that talking to Clare on air might be rather daunting, but she was quite charming and soon put me at my ease. What I imagined might be an ordeal proved to be a really enjoyable experience. Clare’s Morning Star programme is on at 8.30 am (South African time) on Sunday mornings. I have listened to it for many years and can recommend it to anyone who enjoys hearing a variety of beautiful music presented by someone with a pristine radio voice.

One of the songs which will be featured on the programme on Sunday morning: http://youtu.be/if-EZpO-e9s

Anne and Webster
Anne and Webster

The programme was aired yesterday (28 April 2013)  on Radio Today Johannesburg 1485 – RADIO THAT DELIVERS One of the songs played was:

THE MERRY WIDOW WALTZ: Franz Léhar

  Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, is available online at my book store on Lulu

Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.
A Personal Memoir

I have had some copies of this book printed locally in wire binding and it is  available to South African readers only at the very reasonable price of R140 (including postage). If you would like a copy of this book, please contact me at: duettists@gmail.com and I’ll give you further details about it.

Since writing this post I have added several more podcasts and they may all be heard at the same place. The series: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth tells of their lives and careers and my association with them from 1960 to 2003, the year of Anne’s death.

Photo taken in the early 1960s.
Webster Booth and Jean Collen. Photo taken in the early 1960s.

I am also doing a separate series about the more serious work of Webster Booth. These podcasts ar called On Wings of Song – Webster Booth as Soloist. Both series of podcasts may be heard at the following link, where there is one featured podcast, with links to the other podcasts to the right of the page:

MY PODCASTS

I have also created a new blog called ZIEGLER-BOOTH RADIO where my own podcasts, the Morning Star podcast originally broadcast on Radio Today on 28 April 2013, and some of my YOU TUBE videos are embedded. My Soundcloud recordings are also included there.

Please let me know what you think of everything if you listen to them.

1940 AW

I have added a podcast at the following link:  A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth – Episode 1

This is the first in a series of podcasts about the lives and careers of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth and my association with them.

Jeannie C 29 April 2013.

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