Geoff Love

Geoff Love

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Geoff Love
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b. 4 September 1917, Todmorden, Yorkshire, England,
d. 8 July 1991, London, England.

Musical director, arranger, composer and one of the UK’s most popular easy-listening music personalities.

Learned to play the trombone in his local brass band and made his first broadcast in 1937 on Radio Normandy. He moved to the south of England, and played with violinist Jan Ralfini’s Dance Orchestra in London and with the Alan Green Band in Hastings. Joined Harry Gold’s Pieces Of Eight in 1946, and stayed with them until 1949.

In 1955, he formed his own band for the television show 'On The Town', and soon afterwards started recording for EMI/Columbia with His Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. He had his first hit in 1958, with a cover-version of Perez Prado’s cha-cha-cha ‘Patricia’, and made several albums. In 1959, he started to release some recordings under the pseudonym, Manuel And His Music Of The Mountains. Besides his own orchestral records, he provided the accompaniment and arrangements on record, and in concert, for many popular artists.

In the 70s, he created the Exotica band Mandingo and later formed Billy’s Banjo Band, known as Geoff Love’s Banjo Band, while still having hits under his own name with his 'Themes' albums. He also capitalized on late ‘70s disco as Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound. He was consistently popular on radio and television.
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Geoff Love Discography

Albums

MFP 1126 Patricia Routledge, David Holliday, Stella Tanner, Geoff Love, The Alyn Ainsworth Singers* Patricia Routledge, David Holliday, Stella Tanner, Geoff Love, The Alyn Ainsworth Singers* - Kiss Me Kate(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP 1126 UK 1967 Sell This Version
MFP 1207 Mike Sammes Singers And Geoff Love Mike Sammes Singers And Geoff Love - The Jungle Book(LP, Mono) Music For Pleasure MFP 1207 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Geoff Love Featuring Dave Wintour And Pat Whitmore Geoff Love Featuring Dave Wintour And Pat Whitmore - The Music And Songs From Hair The Tribal Love Rock Musical (Album) Pickwick US 1969 Sell This Version
June Bronhill, Hughie Green, Geoff Love, The John McCarthy Singers June Bronhill, Hughie Green, Geoff Love, The John McCarthy Singers - Old Time Music Hall Major Minor, Major Minor UK 1969 Sell This Version
SOELP 9926 June Bronhill, Hughie Green, Geoff Love, The John McCarthy Singers June Bronhill, Hughie Green, Geoff Love, The John McCarthy Singers - Old Time Music Hall(LP) EMI SOELP 9926 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SRS 5029 Mrs. Mills Rhythm Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love Mrs. Mills Rhythm Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love - Party Sing Along(LP) Regal, Starline SRS 5029 UK 1970 Sell This Version
MFP 1374 The Story Book Singers And Featuring Geoff Love The Story Book Singers And Featuring Geoff Love - MFP's Minstrel Show For Children(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP 1374 UK 1970 Sell This Version
MMG B-701 Geoff Love Geoff Love and His Orchestra, Big Love Movie Themes(LP) MMG MMG B-701 US 1972 Sell This Version
2870 355 Hughie Green With Geoff Love, Audrey Graham, Yvonne Marsh And Michael Ward (6) Hughie Green With Geoff Love, Audrey Graham, Yvonne Marsh And Michael Ward (6) - Sing-Along Party(LP, Album) Contour 2870 355 UK 1973 Sell This Version
OU 2054 Geoff Love Geoff Love Presents Sing-A-Long Western Party(LP) One-Up OU 2054 UK 1974 Sell This Version
The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Geoff Love The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Geoff Love - Classic War Themes Music For Pleasure UK 1975 Sell This Version
MFP 50220 Mrs. Mills And Geoff Love Mrs. Mills And Geoff Love - Glad With Love(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure MFP 50220 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TC-MFP 50290 Geoff Love Big Band Dixieland (Cass, Album) Music For Pleasure TC-MFP 50290 UK 1976 Sell This Version
226.94164, 1J226-94.164 Geoff Love Grandes Temas De Peliculas De Guerra (Big War Movie Themes)(Cass, Album) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 226.94164, 1J226-94.164 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
SRS 5196 Geoff Love Al Jolson Sing-Along(LP) Starline SRS 5196 UK 1976 Sell This Version
MFP 50290 Geoff Love Big Band Dixieland(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure MFP 50290 UK 1976 Sell This Version
MFP50369 Geoff Love Tangos With Love(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP50369 UK 1978 Sell This Version
MFP 1166 Andy Cole (2), Ted Gilbert, Geoff Love, The Twizzle Sisters, Alyn Ainsworth & His Orchestra* And The Alyn Ainsworth Singers* Andy Cole (2), Ted Gilbert, Geoff Love, The Twizzle Sisters, Alyn Ainsworth & His Orchestra* And The Alyn Ainsworth Singers* - Music For Pleasure Minstrel Show(LP, Mono) Music For Pleasure MFP 1166 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-DO-3948 The Five Dallas Boys With The Rita Williams Singers And Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love The Five Dallas Boys With The Rita Williams Singers And Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love - 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) / Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon(7") Columbia 45-DO-3948 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
45-R 4525 Adriano And His Accordion* with Accompaniment directed by Geoff Love Adriano And His Accordion* with Accompaniment directed by Geoff Love - Top Tunes No. 2(7") Parlophone 45-R 4525 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-DB 4400 The Peters Sisters* With Geoff Love And The Rita Williams Singers The Peters Sisters* With Geoff Love And The Rita Williams Singers - Ragtime / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive(7", Single) Columbia 45-DB 4400 UK 1960 Sell This Version
5175 Peter And Gordon* with Geoff Love's Music* Peter And Gordon* with Geoff Love's Music* - A World Without Love / If I Were You(7", Single) Capitol Records 5175 US 1964 Sell This Version
Pinky & Perky With Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love Pinky & Perky With Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love - The Holly And The Ivy / While Shepherds Watched (Single) Surprise Surprise UK 1969 Sell This Version
FP 63, NUMBER 63 The Story Book Singers & Featuring Geoff Love The Story Book Singers & Featuring Geoff Love - Old Macdonald Had A Farm/Froggy Went A-Courting(7", Sol) Surprise Surprise, Surprise Surprise FP 63, NUMBER 63 UK 1971 Sell This Version
EMI 2228 Mrs. Mills And Geoff Love Mrs. Mills And Geoff Love - Smile, Smile, Smile(7") EMI EMI 2228 UK 1974 Sell This Version

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