Young Jim in the pop singing, song composing days.
Jim with recording manager George Martin at
Parlophone Records, London 1960
L.P's and C.D's
"Busker Alley" B'Way bound Musical
2008 CDJAY 1400
"The Card" British
"Barnum" B'Way Musical
CBS JS 36576 Cast Album
"Candide" B'Way Musical
RCA Victor 09026-68835-2
E.M.I. PMD 1055
"Meet Jim Dale" Various songs
"This Is Me" Own Songs
Records NSPL 18421
"Pete's Dragon" Disney Film Capitol Records SW 11704
Special" Film Music Parlophone
"Wayward Way" West End Musical
EMI CLP 1834
"Oliver!" Concert Cast
As a song writer I hold the record for having sent more newly discovered singers
that short road back to obscurity than any other song writer. After recording
one of my numbers, very few singers were ever heard of again!
In 1958, a very young Sir George Martin discovered me singing on a TV show called
"Six-Five Special" and I became his first recording artist in the pop
world. George produced many Hit Parade entries for me at Abbey Road recording
studios, and we worked together for two
very happy years.
In 1965 I wrote the lyrics to
title song of a new English film -"Georgy Girl."
brother of Dusty Springfield wrote the music. It was recorded by "The
Seekers" and many other vocalists, and went on to sell over 10 million copies.
Tom and I received an
Academy Award Nomination for "Best Song".
years ago I walked into an old junk shop and found my first
big hit song "Be My Girl" in a collection of ancient 78rpm pop records.
Me: "Wow, look at
this, how much is it?"
Owner: "Four pence, same as all the others" (which is about ten cents in America)
Me: "Four pence? For
a hit record by Jim Dale?"
Owner : "Who?"
Me: "Jim Dale, it's a collectors item this is. You can't sell it for four
pence. It's worth a good four Pounds of anybody's money."
Owner: "OK, four Pounds then."
Me: "That's more like it." (Handing him four crisp one pound notes
in exchange for his moth eaten old record).
"Never be sold cheap."
Last year in
London, a young man raced up to me in the street, very breathless.
Young Man: "S'cuse me, you're that Jim Dale aren't you?"
"Always have been"
Young Man: "Jim Dale of the Carry On team!"
Young Man: "Ooh, can I have your autograph - quickly!"
Young Man: "Ask me, 'Why quickly?'"
"Alright. 'Why quickly?'"
Young Man: (With a big grin), "All the others are dead aren't they -
Over fifty million American and Canadian people have at one
time or another listened to the audiobooks of Harry Potter.
Music by Jim
Antique Pop Songs
you and probably your parents
have never heard of!
maybe the one
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