Denis Preston

Real Name:
Sydney Denis Preston
Profile:
British jazz critic and record producer.
He was born Sidney Denis Prechner on 16 November 1916 in Stoke Newington, London.
In the early 1950s, Preston founded Record Supervision/Record Supervision Ltd., a production company which licensed recordings to major labels.
Often described as "Europe's first independent record producer", Preston established the influential Lansdowne Studios in West London in 1956. He worked with EMI's label Columbia to release many well-known British jazz releases and also branched-out with his production expertise into other genres.

(Cousin of the historian, intellectual, and sometime jazz critic Eric Hobsbawm).

Born: 1916.
Died: 1979 (aged 63).
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Writing & Arrangement

Denis Preston - Muskat Ramble / Mamzelle Josephine album art The Lyttelton Paseo Band* Mamzelle Josephine (as Preston) The Lyttelton Paseo Band* - Muskat Ramble / Mamzelle Josephine (Single) Parlophone UK 1953 Sell This Version
MLP 15163 Denis Preston - A Touch Of Latin album art Señor Acker Bilk* And The Leon Young String Chorale Bustamento (as Berkwood) Señor Acker Bilk* And The Leon Young String Chorale - A Touch Of Latin(LP, Album) Metronome MLP 15163 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
DO-4470 Denis Preston - Never Love A Stranger album art Mr. Acker Bilk* With The Leon Young String Chorale Bustamento (as Berkwood) Mr. Acker Bilk* With The Leon Young String Chorale - Never Love A Stranger(7", Single, Mono) Columbia DO-4470 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
IPE 5128 Denis Preston - Met Cor Steyn De Wereld Rond album art Cor Steyn London Is The Place For Me Cor Steyn - Met Cor Steyn De Wereld Rond(7", EP) Imperial (2) IPE 5128 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
Denis Preston - Oi ..! (De Nieuwe Max Tailleur Show) album art Max Tailleur London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Max Tailleur - Oi ..! (De Nieuwe Max Tailleur Show) (Album) Philips Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
Denis Preston - Cor Steyn Speelt Voor U "Aan De Maas" album art Cor Steyn London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Cor Steyn - Cor Steyn Speelt Voor U "Aan De Maas" (Album) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Denis Preston - Ros Album Of Calypsos album art Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra* London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra* - Ros Album Of Calypsos (Album) Decca Eclipse, Decca Eclipse UK 1969 Sell This Version
5C 178.25131/2 Denis Preston - Golden Magic Organ Favourites album art Cor Steyn London Is The Place To Be (as Preston) Cor Steyn - Golden Magic Organ Favourites(2xLP, Comp, Gat) EMI 5C 178.25131/2 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
6423 368 Denis Preston - "Quick Quick Haak" 28 Nederlands Gezongen Evergreens album art Nico Haak Koken Dat Is Niks Voor Mij (London Is The Place For Me) (as R. Preston) Nico Haak - "Quick Quick Haak" 28 Nederlands Gezongen Evergreens(LP, Album) Philips 6423 368 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
NC 005 Denis Preston - Port Of Spain Shuffle - Black Music In Britain In The Early 1950s Volume 1 album art Various Linstead Market (as Preston) and 3 more… Various - Port Of Spain Shuffle - Black Music In Britain In The Early 1950s Volume 1(LP, Comp) New Cross Records NC 005 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LATA535 Denis Preston - Festival On Cuba Part 1 album art Various London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Various - Festival On Cuba Part 1(5xCD, Comp) Weton-Wesgram LATA535 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
DB 902691 Denis Preston - More 50's - 160 More Greatest Hits Of The 50's album art Various Londen Is The Place For Me (as D. Preston) Various - More 50's - 160 More Greatest Hits Of The 50's(8xCD, Comp + Box) Disky DB 902691 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
2646959 Denis Preston - The Video Collection 1985-2008 album art Paul Kelly (2) Shane Warne (as D Preston) Paul Kelly (2) - The Video Collection 1985-2008(DVD, Comp, PAL) Capitol Music 2646959 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
CLASH 001 Denis Preston - London's Calling album art Various London Is The Place For Me (Roma Version) (as Preston) Various - London's Calling(CD, Album, Dig) Culture Clash CLASH 001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
5357660 Denis Preston - Paddington (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Nick Urata London Is The Place For Me Nick Urata - Paddington (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Decca, Universal Music Group 5357660 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FM 233 797 Denis Preston - London Is The Place For Me album art Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band - London Is The Place For Me(7", Single) Decca FM 233 797 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
F.9702 Denis Preston - Playtime In Brazil / London Is The Place For Me album art Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band - Playtime In Brazil / London Is The Place For Me(Shellac, 10") Decca F.9702 UK Unknown Sell This Version
35.024 Denis Preston - Swinging Hammond album art Trio Hans Jansen London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Trio Hans Jansen - Swinging Hammond(LP) Westside Stereo Records 35.024 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
MON 104 Montego Beach Hotel Calypso Band* Wheel And Tun Me (as Preston) Montego Beach Hotel Calypso Band* - Wheel And Tun Me / Doctor Kinsey Report(Shellac, 10") Montego Beach Hotel Gift Shop MON 104 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

M.P. 102 Denis Preston - Nora / The Dollar And The Pound album art Lord Kitchener / Lord Beginner Lord Kitchener / Lord Beginner - Nora / The Dollar And The Pound(Shellac, 10") Parlophone M.P. 102 UK 1950 Sell This Version
Denis Preston - La Ballade De L'Amour Et Mammy Blue album art Roger Whittaker Roger Whittaker - La Ballade De L'Amour Et Mammy Blue (Album) RCA Canada 1972 Sell This Version
M.P. 114 Denis Preston - Mary Ann / Little Mary Had No Lamb album art The Lion (2) The Lion (2) - Mary Ann / Little Mary Had No Lamb(Shellac, 10") Parlophone M.P. 114 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Production

Denis Preston - The Foggy, Foggy Dew / Like A Natural Man album art Josh White Josh White - The Foggy, Foggy Dew / Like A Natural Man London Records UK 1950 Sell This Version
L.907 Denis Preston - T.B. Blues / Molly Malone album art Josh White And His Guitar* Josh White And His Guitar* - T.B. Blues / Molly Malone(Shellac, 10") London Records L.907 UK 1950 Sell This Version
Denis Preston - Victory Test Match / Sergeant Brown album art Lord Beginner, Calypso Rhythm Kings Lord Beginner, Calypso Rhythm Kings - Victory Test Match / Sergeant Brown Melodisc (3) UK 1950 Sell This Version