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HUAN ZHI LI  

(1919 - 2000)

Woolf Phillips was born in the East End of London into a musical family. His brother Sid became a successful band-leader. Woolf began his working life with a leading music publisher, although it could easily have been as a professional cricketer having been offered a contract by Lancashire Cricket Club. Instead he worked his way up in the music business becoming in charge of the band at the London Palladium, accompanying the great acts of the day from both sides of the Atlantic, including Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra, who was particularly appreciative and complimentary to Phillips. In 1966 his friend Donald O’Connor (of Singin’ in the Rain fame) invited him to California to work, and there he widened his music-making into conducting symphony orchestras, as a way of accompanying the stars, and of course, captaining the local cricket team. Parisian Mode (1951) became the signature tune of BBC TV’s long-running panel show, What’s My Line?, even though it is curious that very little of it got heard - the introduction and not even the whole main theme at the start.

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Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Dreaming of My Motherland - Vera Tsui Marco Polo
8.225906
Chinese Music
LI, H.: Spring Festival Suite Yellow River Chinese
82079
Chinese Music
National Anthem of the People's Republic of China Marco Polo
8.111998G
Chinese Music
The Hall of Fame Marco Polo
8.225911
Chinese Music
XIAN: Yellow River Cantata and Other Choral Works Marco Polo
8.223613
Chinese Music
Role: Arranger 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
XIAN: Yellow River Cantata and Other Choral Works Marco Polo
8.223613
Chinese Music




 
 
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