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(UK) SENATOR LPs
1964 - 1965

     Introduced in 1964 and only issued during that year, Senator was a lower price sister label to the already budget Embassy, both produced by Oriole for exclusive sale through F.W. Woolworth stores in Britain, although possibly available for export elsewhere. Senator was an LP only label, unlike Embassy, and consisted of reissues of Embassy material under changed names, and a batch of Classical reissues from the French Odéon label made available by CBS following their acquistion of Oriole in 1964. For whatever reason, CBS continued to use the WSR prefix for its Special Products LP issues after the demise of Senator, starting from WSR 851, and confusingly the early numbers continued to use the name Senator on the back sleeve, but these CBS issues have nothing whatsoever to do with the exclusive Woolworth stores LPs listed here. CBS also continued to use the old Embassy WEP Extended-Play prefix, and Embassy WB Singles prefix, for its Special Products issues.

     Any additional information is welcome - considerable thanks is due to Stuart Ralls for providing information about this label and the sleeve pictures, track listings and additional research have been added by Paul Pelletier. Note that, where appropriate, artist names and titles have been altered and sometimes extended to correct the source information.
Guy Pelletier

Added 04-Jul-2018; Updated 03-Dec-2018

(British) SENATOR WSR 800 (Mono) 12-inch 33⅓ rpm Long-Play Series, 1964

WSR 801 - 1964

LIONEL HALE & HIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

"Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture - Rossini Overture from William Tell"

Side 1: 1812 Overture, Op.49 (Tchaikovsky)

Side 2: Overture from "William Tell" (Rossini)

[reissue of titles from Embassy 10" LPs WLP 5002 & 5003 as by The Embassy Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Michael Freedman]

WSR 802 - 1964

LIONEL HALE & HIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

"Ludvig van Beethoven - The Fifth Symphony"

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Side 1: 1st Movement - Allegro Con Brio / 2nd Movement - Andante Con Moto

Side 2: 3rd Movement - Allegro / 4th Movement - Allegro

[reissue of Embassy 10" LP WLP 5007 as by The Embassy Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Lamont]

WSR 803 - 1964

FREDERIC PETRONIO - Violin
with The U.R.C. Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Gliere

"Felix Mendelssohn - Max Bruch - Violin Concertos"

Side 1: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (Mendelssohn):
Allegro Molto Appassionato - Andante
Allegro Molto Vivace

Side 2: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 (Bruch):
Adagio

[first known issue on Maestro LP, OAT 25002, c. 1955, probably a Belgian company]

WSR 804 - 1964

PASDELOUP CONCERT ASSOCIATION ORCHESTRA
conducted by Edward Lindenberg

"7 Famous Overtures"

Side 1: The Barber Of Seville (Rossini) / William Tell (Rossini) /
Semiramide (Rossini)

Side 2: The Thieving Magpie (Rossini) / The Italian Girl In Algiers (Rossini) /
The Caliph Of Baghdad (Boieldieu) /
La Dame Blanche (Boieldieu)

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 802]

WSR 805 - 1964

RAYMOND TROUARD

"Fourteen Chopin Waltzes Played By Raymond Trouard (Piano)"

Side 1: Grande Valse Brilliante in E flat Major, Op. 18 / Valse in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2 /
Valse Brilliante in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3 / Valse in B Minor, Opus 69, No. 2 / Valse in D flat Major, Op. 70, No. 3 / Valse in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2 / Valse in A flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3

Side 2: Grande Valse in A flat Major, Op. 42 / Valse in C sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2 /
Valse in G flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 / Valse in A flat Major, Op. 69, No. 1 / Valse in E Minor, Op. posth. /
Valse in D flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 / Valse Brilliante in A flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 803]

WSR 806 - 1964

HENRY SZERYNG - Violin
with The Conservatoire Concert Society Orchestra
conducted by Jacques Thibaud

"Ludwig Van Beethoven - Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 61"

Side 1: Allegro Ma Non Troppo

Side 2: Larghetto / Rondo

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 804]

WSR 807 - 1964

THE CONSERVATOIRE CONCERT ORCHESTRA
conducted by Edward Lindenberg

"Schubert - Wagner - Liszt"

Side 1: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D 759 ("The Unfinished Symphony", Schubert):
Allegro Moderato - Andante Con Moto

Side 2: The Ride Of The Valyries (Wagner) / Les Preludes (Liszt)

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 805; note that Orchestra credit is wrong for Side 1 and poorly anglicised for Side 2]

WSR 808 - 1964

(a) The French National Radio Orchestra
(b) The Conservatoire Concert Orchestra
(c) Pasdeloup Concert Association Orchestra
All conducted by Edward Lindenberg

"Invitation To The Orchestra"

Side 1: (a) Invitation To The Dance, Op. 65 (Weber, orch. by Berlioz) /
(a) "Tannhauser" Overture (Wagner)

Side 2: (b) Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt) / (a) In The Steppes Of Central Asia (Borodin) /
(c) Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms) / (c) Hungarian Dance No. 6 (Brahms)

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 800]

WSR 809 - 1964

RAYMOND TROUARD - Piano
with The Cologne Artists Association Orchestra
conducted by Eugene Bigot

"Liszt - Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2"

Side 1: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major (Liszt)

Side 2: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat Major (Liszt)

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 808]

WSR 810 - 1964

VIENNESE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
conducted by Hermann von Brauchscholtz

"Johann Strauss Waltzes"

Side 1: Roses From The South / WIne, Women And Song / Voices Of Spring /
Die Fledermaus Waltzes

Side 2: The Emperor / Tales Of The Vienna Woods / The Blue Danube

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 811]

WSR 811 - 1964      FULL COLOUR SLEEVE IMAGE NEEDED

THE GRAND RADIO LUXEMBOURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
conducted by LOUIS FROMENT

"Dvorak - From The New World"

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 65

Side 1: Adagio Allegro Molto / Largo

Side 2: Scherzo Molto Vivace / Allegro Con Fuoco

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 824]

WSR 812 - 1964

THE GRAND RADIO LUXEMBOURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
conducted by LOUIS FROMENT

"Hector Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique, Opus 14"

Side 1: Reveries Passions (Largo - Allegro Agitate E Appassionato Assai) /
Un Bal (Valse - Allegro Non Troppo) /
Scene Aux Champs (Adagio) Part 1

Side 2: Scene Aux Champs (Adagio) Part 2, Conclusion /
Marche Au Surplice (Allegretto Non Troppo) /
Songe D'Une Nuit Du Sabbat (Larghetto - Allegro Assai)

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 823]

WSR 813 -1964

HENRY SZERYNG - Violin
with The PASDELOUP CONCERT ASSOCIATION ORCHESTRA

"Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concertos"

Side 1: Violin Concert No. 1 in A Minor:
Allegro Non Tanto - Andante - Allegro Assai

Side 2: Violin Concert No. 2 in E Minor:
Allegro - Adagio - Allegro Assai

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 809]

WSR 814 - 1964

RAYMOND TROUARD - Piano

"Beethoven - Three Sonatas"

Side 1: Pathetique Sonata No. 8, Op. 13: Grave - Molto Allegro E Con Brio - Adagio Cantibile /
Moonlight Sonata No. 14, Op. 27/2: Adagio Sostenuto - Allegretto

Side 2: Moonlight Sonata No. 14, Op. 27/2: Presto Agitato /
Appassionata Sonata No. 23, Op. 57:
Allegro Assai - Andante Con Molto - Allegro Ma Non Troppo

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 813]

WSR 815 - 1964

RAYMOND TROUARD - Piano

"Chopin Recital"

Side 1: Six Preludes from Opus 28: C Minor - B flat Major - C sharp Minor -
A major - D flat Major - B flat Major /
Polonaise in A flat Major, Op. 53 (Heroic)

Side 2: Two Maurkas: B flat Major, Op. 7, No. 1 - C sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3 /
Valse in C sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3
Four Etudes: C Major, Op. 10 - G flat Major, Op. 10 - F Minor, Op. 25, A Minor, Op. 25 /
Nocture in E flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2

[reissue of French Odéon XOC 810]

WSR 816 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

"Songs From Oliver! And Blitz!"

Side 1: "Oliver!" Consider Yourself / Where Is Love? / Food, Glorious Food /
Reviewing The Situation / As Long As He Needs Me / I'd Do Anything

Side 2: "Blitz!" Far Away / Opposites / The Day After Tomorrow / Mums And Dads /
Down The Lane

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6023; Side 2 is a reissue of Embassy WEP 1073;
see Embassy issues for greater Artist detail]]

WSR 817 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA 

"The King And I - Oklahoma - South Pacific - Carousel"

Side 1: "The King And I" Getting To Know You / Hello, Young Lovers / Shall We Dance / We Kiss In A Shadow / The March Of The Siamese Children / I Whistle A Happy Tune / "Oklahoma" People Will Say We're In Love /
Oklahoma / Oh. What A Beautiful Morning / Out Of My Dreams / The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Side 2: "South Pacific" Some Enchanted Evening / I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair /
Younger Than Springtime / A Wonderful Guy /
"Carousel"
Mister Snow / A Real Nice Clambake / You'll Never Walk Alone / If I Loved You /
June Is Bustin' Out All Over

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6018; Side 2 is a part-reissue of WLP 6017;
see Embassy listings for greater Artist detail]

WSR 818 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

"Half A Sixpence - No Strings"

Side 1: "Half A Sixpence" - Flash, Bang, Wallop / Long Ago / Half A Sixpence /
She's Too Far Above Me / If The Rain's Got To Fall

Side 2: "No Strings" - The Sweetest Sounds / Maine / Eager Beaver / Nobody Told Me /
Loads Of Love / Look No Further / No Strings

[Side 1 is a reissue of Embassy WEP 1091, Side 2 is a reissue of Embassy WEP 1109; see Embassy
listings for greater Artist detail]

WSR 819 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

"My Fair Lady - Gigi - Kismet"

Side 1: "My Fair Lady" - I Could Have Danced All Night / I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face / Show Me /
Get Me To The Church On Time / On The Street Where You Live / Wouldn't It Be Loverly /
The Rain In Spain / With A Little Bit Of Luck

Side 2: "Gigi" - The Night They Invented Champagne / Thank Heaven For Little Girls /
Say A Prayer For Me Tonight /
"Kismet"
- He's In Love / And This Is My Beloved / Baubles, Bangles And Beads / Stranger In Paradise

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6017, which see for greater Artist detail;
Side 2 is a reissue of Embassy WEP 1022]

WSR 820 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

"Showboat - Porgy & Bess"

Side 1: "Showboat" Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man / Why Do I Love You / Bill / Make Believe /
Ol' Man River

Side 2: "Porgy & Bess" It Ain't Necessarily So / Summertime / I Got Plenty O' Nuttin /
A Woman Is A Sometime Thing / Bess, You Is My Woman /
I'm On My Way

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6016; Side 2 is a part-reissue of WLP 6018;
see Embassy listings for greater Artist detail]

WSR 821 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

"Say It With Music - The Big Hits Of Irving Berlin"

Side 1: Alexander's Ragtime Band / Cheek To Cheek / Blue Skies / We Saw The Sea /
(b) What'll I Do? / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody

Side 2: Everybody's Doing It Now / Say It With Music / There's No Business Like Show Business /
Always / Easter Parade / How Deep Is The Ocean?

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6026, which see for greater Artist detail]

WSR 822 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

"The Sound Of Music - Flower Drum Song"

Side 1: "The Sound Of Music" The Sound Of Music / Sixteen Going On Seventeen /
My Favourite Things / Climb Ev'ry Mountain / Edelweiss / Do-Re-Mi

Side 2: "Flower Drum Song" A Hundred Million Miles / You Are Beautiful / I Enjoy Being A Girl /
Like A God / Chop Suey / Love Look Away / Sunday / Grant Avenue

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6018; Side 2 is a part-reissue of WLP 6017;
see Embassy listings for greater Artist detail]

WSR 823 - 1964

TESSA ROBBINS
accompanied by Robin Wood, piano

"Intermezzo - Violin Solos By Tessa Robbins"

Side 1: Hejre Kati (Hubay) / On Wings Of Song (Mendelssohn, arr. Achron) / Czardas (Monti) /
Schön Rosmarin (Kreisler) / Intermezzo (from "Escape To Happiness")(Provost) /
Valse Bluette (Drigo, arr. Auer)

Side 2: Dance Español (Granados, arr. Kreisler) / Salut d'Amour (Elgar) / Hora Staccato (Dinicu, arr. Heifetz) /
Souvenir (Drdla) / Élégie (Massanet) / Caprice Viennois (Kreisler)

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6022]

WSR 824 - 1964

JACQUES LEROY

"A Musical Tour"

Side 1: Argentina - El Choclo / France - Under The Bridges Of Paris / England - Greensleeves /
Russia - Black Eyes / Spain - Malagueña /
Hawaii
- Aloha Oe / On The Beach Of Waikiki

Side 2: Sweden - Swedish Rhapsody / Italy - Come Back To Sorrento / Mexico - Mexican Hat Dance /
Ireland
- Londonderry Air / Austria - Vien (Vienna, City Of My Dreams) /
Hungary
- Herje Kati

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6002; Jacques Leroy is actually Michael Freedman]

WSR 825 - 1964      FULL COLOUR SLEEVE IMAGE NEEDED

LIONEL HALE & HIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

"Music From The Ballet"

Side 1: "Coppelia" (Delibes) - Mazurka / "Sylvia" (Delibes) - Pizzicato /
"Swan Lake"
(Tchaikovsky) - Waltz / "Ballet Egyptian" (Luigini) - Allegro Non Troppo - Allegretto /
"The Nutcracker"
(Tchaikovsky) - Russian Dance - Dance Of The Reedpipes (Mirlitons)

Side 2: "Le Beau Danube" (Strauss) - Pas De Deux /
"The Sleeping Beauty"
(Tchaikovsky) - Bluebird Variation - Valse / "Gaite Parisienne" (Offenbach) - Can-Can /
"Scheherazade"
(Rimsky-Korsakov) - Closing Scene

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6000 as by The London Metropolis Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Michael Freedman]

WSR 826 - 1964

THE DIXIELANDERS

"Dixieland Dance Party"

Side 1: Sensation Rag / When You Wore A Tulip / Careless Love / Down By The Old Millstream /
Original Dixieland One-Step / Washington And Lee Swing /
South Rampart St. Parade

Side 2: High Society / Milenberg Joys / Someday You'll Be Sorry /
Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland / Chicago /
Jazz Me Blues / Margie

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6035, which included Laurie Gold & His Pieces Of Eight,
see Embassy listing for greater Artist detail

WSR 827 - 1964

JIMMY WRIGHT & HIS ORCHESTRA

"The Sounds Of The Big Bands - Basie / Dorsey"

Side 1: "The Music Of Count Basie" - TomApril In Paris / Basie Boogie / Blue And Sentimental /
Jumpin' At The Woodside / Swingin' The Blues / One O'Clock Jump

Side 2: "The Music Of Tommy Dorsey" - Opus 1 / Tea For Two Cha-Cha / Song Of India /
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / On The Sunny Side Of The Street /
Marie

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6012; Jimmy Wright is actually Gordon Franks]

WSR 828 - 1964

JACQUES LEROY & HIS ORCHESTRA

"The Charm Of Strings"

Side 1: Babette / Love Is Where You Find It / So In Love /
Tango Bolero / Boutade Basque / Gipsy Fiddler

Side 2: If I Loved You / Granada / Pretty Bride / Leap Year Waltz /
El Cumbanchero / Fiddler's Boogie

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6011 as by Michael Freedman & His Hi-Fi String Orchestra]

WSR 829 - 1964

"The Friends & Neighbours"

"Let's Have A Party"

Side 1: Happy Birthday To You / Jolly Good Company / Down On The Farm /
Anniversary Song / Look For The Silver Lining /
The More We Are Together / Silver Threads Among The Gold / Sunny Side Up

Side 2: I'm Twenty-One Today / For He's A Jolly Good Fellow / Yes, Sir, That's My Baby / My Old Dutch /
Row, Row, Row / Party Dance: - Gay Gordons - Conga - Hunting Gallop /
Show Me The Way To Go Home / Auld Lang Syne

[reissue of Embassy WLP 6007, as by The Riverboat Banjo Band, etc., see Embassy listing for greater detail]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WSR 830

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WSR 831

WSR 832 - 1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA 

"Gilbert & Sullivan - The Mikado - Iolanthe"

Side 1:  "The Mikado" Behold The Lord High Executioner / A Wand'ring Minstrel I /
Three Little Maids From School Are We / Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day / Tit Willow
The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring / For He's Gone And Married Yum Yum

Side 2: "Iolanthe" Loudly Let The Trumpet Bray / When You're Lying Awake / The Law Is The True
Embodiment / With Strephon For Your Foe, No Doubt /
When All Night Long A Chap Remains / Finale

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6042; Side 2 is a part-reissue of WLP 6049;
see Embassy listings for greater Artist detail]

WSR 833 - 1964

PEDRO LOPEZ & HIS ORCHESTRA

"Let's Go Latin"

Side 1: Sweet And Gentle / Say Si-Si / Siboney / Mambo Jambo / Cha-Cha-Cha Con Melodia /
Green Eyes

Side 2: Peanut Vendor / Anna / Perfidia / Tico Tico / Desafinado / Patricia

[All Side 1 titles first appeared on Embassy EP WEP 1002 in 1958;
1st four titles on Side 2 first appeared on Embassy EP WEP 1036 in 1960, as by Carlo Montez & His Orchestra;
"Desafinado" from Embassy single WB 538 in 1962, as by James Wright & His Orchestra;
"Patricia" from Embassy single WB 294 in 1958, as by Gordon Franks & His Orchestra]

WSR 834 -1964

THE SENATOR SINGERS, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA 

"The Merry Widow - The Vagabond King - New Moon"

Side 1: "The Merry Widow" Women / Oh, Come Away Away / Vilia / Maxim's / The Cavalier / I Love You So

Side 2: "The Vagabond King" Song Of The Vagabonds / Only A Rose /
"The New Moon"
Lover, Come Back To Me /
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise / Stout-Hearted Men

[Side 1 is a part-reissue of Embassy WLP 6016; Side 2 is a part-reissue of WLP 6045;
see Embassy listings for greater Artist detail]

WSR 835 - 1964

JACQUES LEROY & HIS ORCHESTRA

"Show Tunes With Cascading Strings"

Side 1: If I Loved You (from "Carousel") / C'est Magnifique (from "Can Can") / Wunderbar
(from "Kiss Me Kate") / I Talk To The Trees (from "Paint Your Wagon") / Hello Young Lovers
(from "The King And I") / Stranger In Paradise (from "Kismet")

Side 2: Out Of My Dreams (from "Oklahoma") / Some Enchanted Evening (from "South Pacific") / They Say It's
Wonderful (from "Annie Get Your Gun") / Bewitched (from "Pal Joey") / Almost Like Being In Love (from
"Brigadoon") / I've Never Been In Love Before (from "Guys And Dolls")

[Titles coincide exactly, but in different running order, with Decca LP "Song Hits From Theatreland" by Mantovani
& His Orchestra, first issued in 1955, and the arrangements clearly mimic the Mantovani sound]

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