RCA Dinner Series

Music For Dining is one of the best known themes on the music for special occasions market in the mid-1950’s in the United States. Collecting these kind of records is probably a bottomless well… well, i’m only just begun. It’s a great theme for photographers, because they can catch the special evening mood in their own way. RCA had at least two series. One was situated in a town (Dinner In Havana, Rio, Mexico City) or country (Dinner In Columbia). The second had a foreign home as location (Music For A German, Chinese, Italian, French Dinner At Home). The most famous however was Moods In Music: Music For Dining. A beautiful setting with candles and other attributes. The perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner. But not every dinner was like that. Decca released the funniest: “Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals”, by Dave Harris & The Powerhouse Five, and what do you think about a “Dinner With Drac or Zach”? Spike Jones had his own version on the theme: “Dinner Music For People Who Aren’t Very Hungry”. Have a good appetite!” Various Artists – Dinner In …

dinner in havana

LPM/LSP Dinner In Havana (René Touzet & His Orchestra)

P1250934

LPM/LSP 1017 Dinner In Rio (Fafa Lemos & His Orchestra)

P1250935

LPM/LSP 1018 Dinner In Mexico City (Pablo Marin)

P1250936

LPM/LSP 1019 Dinner In Buenos Aires (Terig Tucci)

P1250937

LPM/LSP 1114 Dinner In Caracas (Aldemaro Romero)

P1250938

LPM/LSP 1314 Dinner In Colombia (Aldemaro Romero) LPV 7500 Dinner In Caracas, Volume II (Alfredo Romero) 

 

Various Artists – Music For A … Dinner At Home

P1250939

LPM/LSP 1935 Music For A German Dinner At Home (Franz Hertzmann & His Orchestra

P1250940

LPM/LSP 1936 Music For A Chinese Dinner At Home (Bob Lin Wu & His Orchestra)

P1250941

LPM/LSP 1937 Music For A French Dinner At Home (Pierre Felere & His Orchestra)

P1250942

LPM/LSP 1938 Music For An Italian Dinner At Home (Romano Ledenzio & His Orchestra)

r-5508772-1395189327-9117-jpeg

LPM/LSP 1939 Music For A Backyard Barbecue (Norman Leyden)

 

And of course the main dish:

 

P1250943

moods

LPM-1000 Moods In Music; Music For Dining (The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra) (also issued as: RCA Camden CAS 10173)

df8032fd16d8714a631c1f4c32049380

CAL-307 Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra – Dinner For Two (version one)

dinner-1

CAL-307 Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra – Dinner For Two (version two)

L-16008 Sigmund Romberg – Dinner Music

$T2eC16V,!wsE9suw)qPQBRSPj(vpeQ~~60_57

LPM-1122 Armando & His Orchestra – Champagne For Dinner

s-l500

LPM-1475 Al Nevins & His Orchestra  – Lights And Shadows; Dinner Music By …

P1500634

MGV-4005 Spike Jones – Dinner Music For People Who Aren’t Very Hungry (on Verve)

244810 T-1297  Red Nichols & The Five Pennies – Dixieland Dinner dance (on Capitol)

LN-3149 The Somerset Strings – Dinner Music (on Epic)

AH-9 Victor Young & His Singing Strings – After Dinner Music (on Decca)

spike 2

DL-74113 Dave Haris & The Powerhouse Five – Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals (on Decca) And… 1056

Shep Fields & His Orchestra – Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing (on Jubilee) And… …. (no number) David Bonham – Dinner Music By … (on Red Feather) And…

CL-859 Leo Chauliac – Dinner At Maxim’s (on Columbia) And… 

4e27345d08fd0_214460b

6-5000 John Zacherly – Dinner With Zach (on Transylvania)

 

and after dinner, there’s …

P1500768

RCA LPM-1582 Reg Owen & His Orchestra – Coffee Break

P1520485

RCA LPM-1656 Morton Gould & His Orchestra – Coffee Time

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s