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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Albums

CL 1002 Geoff Love - Dearly Beloved - The Best-Loved Melodies Of The Immortal Jerome Kern album art Jerome Kern / The Westminster Concert Orchestra* , Conducted By Geoff Love Jerome Kern / The Westminster Concert Orchestra* , Conducted By Geoff Love - Dearly Beloved - The Best-Loved Melodies Of The Immortal Jerome Kern(LP, Album, Mono, Club, Dut) World Record Club CL 1002 Australia 1957 Sell This Version
FE-85, FE/85 Geoff Love - Time To Celebrate album art Russ Conway With Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love Russ Conway With Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love - Time To Celebrate(LP, Album, Mono, Club) World Record Club, World Record Club FE-85, FE/85 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
MFP 1126 Geoff Love - Kiss Me Kate album art 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 Music For Pleasure MFP 1126 UK 1967 Sell This Version
MFP 1207 Geoff Love - The Jungle Book album art Mike Sammes Singers And Geoff Love Mike Sammes Singers And Geoff Love - The Jungle Book Music For Pleasure MFP 1207 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SOELP 9926 Geoff Love - Old Time Music Hall album art 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 SOELP 9926 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
P8-169 Geoff Love - The Music And Songs From Hair album art Geoff Love Featuring Dave Wintour And Pat Whitmore Geoff Love Featuring Dave Wintour And Pat Whitmore - The Music And Songs From Hair (Album) Major Minor P8-169 US 1969 Sell This Version
MFP 1374 Geoff Love - MFP's Minstrel Show For Children album art 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
SRS 5029, 1E 048◦91424 Geoff Love - Party Sing Along album art Mrs. Mills Rhythm Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love Mrs. Mills Rhythm Accompaniment Directed By Geoff Love - Party Sing Along Starline, Regal, Starline, Regal SRS 5029, 1E 048◦91424 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2870 355 Geoff Love - Sing-Along Party album art 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
AXIS 6203 Geoff Love - Sing-Along Western Party album art Geoff Love Sing-Along Western Party (Album) One-Up, One-Up AXIS 6203 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
SOEX-10190, DRUM 8109 Geoff Love - Sing-Along Minstrel Party album art Geoff Love Sing-Along Minstrel Party One-Up, One-Up SOEX-10190, DRUM 8109 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
OU 2064, 0C 054 ○ 05716 Geoff Love - Hughie Green's Sing-Along Party album art Hughie Green With Stuart Gillies, Yvonne Marsh, Geoff Love And Master Kevin O'Hare Hughie Green With Stuart Gillies, Yvonne Marsh, Geoff Love And Master Kevin O'Hare - Hughie Green's Sing-Along Party(LP, Album) One-Up, One-Up OU 2064, 0C 054 ○ 05716 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TC-EXE 148 Geoff Love - Danny La Rue's Sing-Along Party album art Danny La Rue With Geoff Love And The Musicmakers Danny La Rue With Geoff Love And The Musicmakers - Danny La Rue's Sing-Along Party One-Up, One-Up TC-EXE 148 UK 1975 Sell This Version
MFP 50452 Geoff Love - Classic War Themes album art The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Geoff Love The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Geoff Love - Classic War Themes Music For Pleasure MFP 50452 UK 1975 Sell This Version
MFP 50220 Geoff Love - Glad With Love album art 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
GLM 0001 Geoff Love - Music At War album art The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Geoff Love The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Geoff Love - Music At War(LP, Album) Goldmine Records GLM 0001 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1J 226.94164, 1J226-94.164 Geoff Love - Grandes Temas De Peliculas De Guerra (Big War Movie Themes) album art Geoff Love Grandes Temas De Peliculas De Guerra (Big War Movie Themes)(Cass, Album) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1J 226.94164, 1J226-94.164 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
AXIS 6297 Geoff Love - Al Jolson Sing-Along album art Geoff Love Al Jolson Sing-Along (Album) Starline, Starline AXIS 6297 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
TC-MFP 50290 Geoff Love - Big Band Dixieland album art Geoff Love Big Band Dixieland (Album) Music For Pleasure TC-MFP 50290 UK 1976 Sell This Version
OU 2152, 0C 054 ○ 06208 Geoff Love - Another Sing-Along Party album art Danny La Rue With Geoff Love And The Musicmakers Danny La Rue With Geoff Love And The Musicmakers - Another Sing-Along Party(LP) One-Up, One-Up OU 2152, 0C 054 ○ 06208 UK 1976 Sell This Version
MFP50369 Geoff Love - Tangos With Love album art Geoff Love Tangos With Love(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP50369 UK 1978 Sell This Version
NTS 180, 0C 058-06 900 Geoff Love - The Biggest Pub Party In The World album art Geoff Love The Biggest Pub Party In The World(LP) EMI, EMI NTS 180, 0C 058-06 900 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MFP-A 8009 Geoff Love - Minstrel Show album art 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* - Minstrel Show Music For Pleasure MFP-A 8009 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33SX 1069 Geoff Love - Our Very Own (Melodies Of Victor Young) album art Geoff Love Our Very Own (Melodies Of Victor Young)(LP) Columbia Records 33SX 1069 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

O 20996 Geoff Love - Joshua / Boomerang album art Laurie London, The Rita Williams Singers, Geoff Love Laurie London, The Rita Williams Singers, Geoff Love - Joshua / Boomerang(7") Odeon O 20996 Germany 1958 Sell This Version