BESSER WOHNEN MIT DINETT, Serenade In Swing, 1960Posted: August 9, 2012
This flexible disc was produced as a gift to the sellers of the “Dinett” trolley table made by the furniture company Bremshey out of Solingen. Bremshey was a family business that operated from 1862 up to 1982. In 1932 they were the first to mass produce a small folding umbrella they named “Knirps” (scrub). In the mid 50s Bremshey started to produce the rolling folding table “Dinett”.
Besides the subtitle calling the song a “swing classic”, I couldn´t find any mention of a song called “Serenade in Swing” on the Internet. There is however a short music film from 1942 called “Serenade In Swing” starring Jan Savitt and his orchestra, Martha Tilton, Kenny Stevens and the vocal groups Six Hits and A Miss and the Rhythm Rascals.
The first side is a cover version of the instrumental hit record “Wheels” by the String-A-Longs from Texas, interrupted three times (!) by the good wishes of the Bremshey company. Aside: contrary to what is written on the label, Norman Petty, who produced many of Buddy Holly´s records, did not write “Wheels” but only recorded it in his studio in Clovis, New Mexico.
The company that produced this record no longer exists and the label does not even say who played on it or if the songs were even recorded by the same group. All public and commercial interest in it seems to have been abandoned 52 years ago.
And for a good reason. I paid 50 cents for it a couple of weeks ago in a local thrift store and that´s still more than a free giveaway record should be: