Label: World Record Club - T 285 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Easy Listening
Born in LincolnLincolnshirethe son of a lawyer, Race learned the piano from the age of five. After the Second World War he began a long and productive career with the BBCwhere his ready wit, musicianship and broad musical knowledge made him much sought after as a musical accompanist for panel games and magazine shows, such as Whirligig Man Of The World - Steve Race And His Orchestra - Dance To The TV Themes Many a Slip.
In his jazz group recorded the first British bebop records, and he also had a sideline arranging player piano rolls for the Artona company. From the s to the s he presented numerous music programmes on radio and television.
Additionally, inhe was appointed the first Light Music Advisor to the early independent television company Associated-Rediffusion. He is probably best known as the chairman of the long-running light-hearted radio and TV panel game My Music from to He presented and wrote most of the questions for all episodes broadcast.
As a composer, he produced a number of pieces in the classicaljazz and popular idioms. It is likely that the composer of light Latin American dance tunes known as "Esteban Cera" was Race hiding behind a pseudonym [ citation needed ].
One of his better-known compositions is the short melodic piano instrumental "Nicola" named after his daughter. Steve Race was a season ticket holder and keen fan of the club. Race also wrote the acoustic guitar jingle which introduced programmes made by Southern Television in the s and early s.
Race's autobiography, Musician at Largewas published inand in Souvenir Press Ltd published his book about his grandfather's short but interesting life, from lead miner to missionary, entitled "The Two Worlds of Joseph Race". From Wikipedia, the free The Jam Session - Combless Negro Child - Combless Negro Child. Steve Race.
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