History of Telemark Dance Records (continued)

In 1963, Sheila and I went to England and spent a lot of time advancing our new business. We attended an Imperial Society “At Home”. We met Alex Warren, who, I think was presiding, and he told us about his brother John Warren, the band leader of John Warren’s Strict Tempo Orchestra, whose recordings we subsequently purchased. We also met Phil Tate, leader of another dance band that was noted for its flute sound. We met the famous dance teacher Peggy Spencer and visited her studio in Penge. She told us about the Mexican pianist Pepe Jaramillo whose recordings were most suitable for Latin dancing.

“You haven’t lived if you haven’t heard Pepe Jaramillo,” she exclaimed.

We also visited EMI Records, whose singles we had been importing, and strengthened our relations with their sales people. EMI officials were the nicest people to deal with that you could imagine!

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Seeking Dance LPs

I am looking for some old LPs: “Everybody Dance” by John Warren’s Strict Tempo Orchestra (Glasgow Scotland) with a black-and-white photo of Joe and Nancy Jenkins, nine-times U.S. Professional Modern (now called Standard) Champions.

–Richard S. Mason

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