Denis Preston

Denis Preston

Real Name:
Sydney Denis Preston
Profile:
British jazz critic and record producer. 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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Denis Preston Discography

Writing & Arrangement

DO-4470 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 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
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
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 052-24058, 5C052 24058 X Cor Steyn London Is The Place For Me (as Preston) Cor Steyn - Cor Steyn Speelt Voor U "Aan De Maas"(LP, Album) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 052-24058, 5C052 24058 X Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
NC 005 Various Linstead Market (as Preston) and 3 more… Various - Port Of Spain Shuffle, Black Music In Britain In The Early 1950s, Vol.1(LP, Comp) New Cross Records NC 005 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LATA535 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
5357660 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
F.9702 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 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", Single) Montego Beach Hotel Gift Shop MON 104 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5C 178.25131/2 Cor Steyn London Is The Place To Be (as Preston) Cor Steyn - Golden Magic Organ Favourites(2xLP, Comp) EMI 5C 178.25131/2 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

M.P. 102 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
Roger Whittaker Roger Whittaker - "La Ballade De L'Amour" Et Mammy Blue (Album) RCA Canada 1972 Sell This Version
M.P. 114 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

1133 Lord Beginner, Calypso Rhythm Kings Lord Beginner, Calypso Rhythm Kings - Victory Test Match / Sergeant Brown(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1133 UK 1950 Sell This Version
Kenny Baker Kenny Baker - Baker's Dozen (Album) Nixa (2) UK 1955 Sell This Version
JTE 102 Ottilie Patterson And The Chris Barber Jazz Band* Ottilie Patterson And The Chris Barber Jazz Band* - That Patterson Girl(7", EP) Polygon JTE 102 UK 1955 Sell This Version
Chris Barber's Jazz Band With Ottilie Patterson Chris Barber's Jazz Band With Ottilie Patterson - Echoes Of Harlem (Album) Pye Nixa UK 1955 Sell This Version
MEP 1061 Chris Barbers Jazzband* Chris Barbers Jazzband* - Chris Barber Plays The Music Of Clarence And Spencer Williams Vol. 1(7", EP) Pye Nixa MEP 1061 Netherlands 1955 Sell This Version
NJE 1015 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy - Volume 2 - Mississippi Blues(7", EP, Mono) Pye Nixa NJE 1015 UK 1955 Sell This Version
JTE 101, JTE.101 Eddie Thompson Eddie Thompson - Piano Moods Volume One(7", EP) Polygon, Polygon JTE 101, JTE.101 UK 1955 Sell This Version
NJE 1005 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy - Volume 1 - Mississippi Blues(7", EP, Mono) Pye Nixa NJE 1005 UK 1955 Sell This Version
NJE 1007, NJE.1007 Chris Barber's Jazzband* Chris Barber's Jazzband* - Chris Barber Special(7", EP, Bla) Pye Nixa, Pye Nixa NJE 1007, NJE.1007 UK 1955 Sell This Version
NJE 1002 Vic Ash Vic Ash - The Vic Ash Quartet Plays Hoagy(7", EP, Mono) Nixa (2) NJE 1002 UK 1955 Sell This Version