Enoch Light

Genres: Easy Listening
Tags: lounge easy listening exotica space age pop moog Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Enoch Henry Light, 18 August 1905, Canton, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1978, New York City, New York, USA. Tagged Enoch Light And His Light Brigade, Light’s dance band recorded a number of original compositions for Bluebird Records, Vocalion Records and RCA Records during their lifetime. These included ‘Rio Junction’, ‘The Daddy Of Them All’, ‘Big Band Bossa’, ‘Private Eye Suite’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Daniel Boone’, as well as their theme tune, ‘You Are My Lucky Star’. Many of these were novelty affairs themed after popular characters and occupations of the day, but all were performed with skill and verve. Light had originally attended Johns Hopkins University before establishing the band in the late-20s, with the intention of playing the hotel and ballroom circuit with their sweet, highly commercial music. In the early 30s the band toured Europe, before returning to the US for dates at the Taft...

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