Lou Whiteson's albums "A Touch of Latin" and "Beautiful Music" now on our station stream

  We have added selections from two albums by the Lou Whiteson orchestra to our playlist at www.BEAUTIFULinstrumentals.com's radio stream. 1952 saw the beginning of his interest in Latin American music, for which, like his colleague Stanley Black, he became famous. Other BBC Radio programmes in which he appeared either as player or conductor included Cavalcade Of Light Music, Saturday Serenade, Music All The Way , Music Mixture where he worked with Gilbert Vinter, Serenade In The Night, Midday Melody Hour, Melody Time, Melody Showcase, Time For Music, Music Of The Sunny South, Music For The Housewife, Fiesta and Lights On. Although always known as Lou, the given name on his birth certificate was Lewis Solly. He was born in 1912; the family lived originally at 19 Wentworth Street, Spitalfields, in the heart of London’s Jewish East End. His father was Nathan Weitzen, a tailor who had been born in Galicia (which was a territory east of Austria that straddled the present border between Poland and Ukraine). The family moved to the North London suburb of Stoke Newington, where Lou started school and began fiddle lessons there at the age of 9; he showed considerable promise and was latterly taught by Henry Kenning. More bio at... ROBERT FARNON SOCIETY

  VIDEO: La Violetera" by Lou Whiteson 


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