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Come Dancing in sequence

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Table 1 ranks CDs reviewed in terms of their decreasing overall quality.  Table 2 ranks the CDs in terms of their decreasing ‘useable’ playing times.  Only the ‘top’ 100 CDs in each group are included in these tables.  The rankings are intended only as rough guides to quality.  These tables are current as at 17 August 2014.  See Explanatory Notes below.

 

Table 1: Overall quality of CDs expressed as a notional %

Artist                      CD Title                      CD Code

%

Gunter Noris: Die Tanzplatte Des Jahres ’92: 261 935

158

Gunter Noris: Happy New Vogue Dancing: CONdisc 101016

143

Gunter Noris: Requests 4: WRCD 5016

138

Bryan Smith: Marching & Waltzing: DLCD 113

138

Patti Bond & Tony Gilbert: Anyone Can Learn To Dance!

133

David Last: Lasting Memories Vol 2: CDTS 073

128

Dennis Hayward: Plays Music For Old Time Dancing: SAV 198CD

123

Richard Keeling: Souvenirs: CDTS 128

121

Richard Keeling: Wonderful Christmas Time: CDTS 146

118

Larry Green: The Organ Lounge Vol 2: CDTS 184

115

Larry Green: Heal The World: CDTS 171

114

Gunter Noris: Requests 3: WRCD5015

114

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 2: CDTS 153

113

Jonathan Randall: Cabaret: SAV 360CD

110

Larry Green: Moonlight Kiss: CDTS 179

110

Richard Keeling: Nice ‘N’ Easy: CDTS 169

109

Gunter Noris: Requests 6: WRCD5024

109

David Read: I’m In Heaven: CDTS 125

108

David Read: Keep Young And Beautiful: CDTS 118

108

Bryan Smith: Patricia New Vogue Dancing Vol. 3: DT103 CD

107

Bryan Smith: Red Pepper: DT102CD

107

Richard Keeling: A Night Like This: CDTS 191

105

Dennis Hayward: Tea Dance Volume 5: SAV 261CD

105

Richard Keeling: Any Dream Will Do: CDTS 150

105

Larry Green: Have A Nice Day: CDTS 198

105

Gunter Noris: Requests 2: WRCD5002

105

David Last: All Dance Together Vol 3: CDTS 088

105

Larry Green: More Films & Musicals: CDTS 205

105

Philip Randles: Puttin' On The Ritz: CDTS 144

104

David Last: Lasting Memories: CDTS 062

100

Dennis Hayward: Showtime: SAV 239CD

100

Larry Green: Cheek To Cheek: CDTS 193

100

Philip Randles: Party Dance Bonanza: CDTS 055

100

Raymond Chuchuk: Let’s Dance Number 3: SAV 285CD

100

Various: Essential Downloads: Maestro Records (CDTS 212)

100

Dave Floyd: We’ll Meet Again: CDTS 151

100

Larry Green: Forever And Ever: CDTS 134

100

David Last: Christmas Sleigh Ride: CDTS 032

100

Robert Davies: My Favourite Things: CDTS 056

100

David Last: Profiles: CDTS 082

100

Stuart Riley: Stuart’s Music Merry Christmas

100

Philip Randles: Season’s Greetings: CDTS 084

96

David Last: Happy Talk: CDTS 096

  96

David Last: Sequence Fun & Celebrations: CDTS 106

96

Various: Foxtrots Blues & Saunters: CDTS 023

96

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 1: CDTS 152

96

Dennis Hayward: Sequence Time No. 4: SAV 231CD

95

Philip Randles: That’s Livin’ Alright: CDTS 187

95

Richard Keeling: In The Mood: CDTS 181

95

Richard Keeling: Close To You: CDTS 178

95

Richard Keeling: Stranger On The Shore: CDTS 210

95

Malcolm Wilce Duo: Dance The Night Away: CDTS 083

94

Gunter Noris: Langsamer Waltzer: CD 22100

93

David Last: This Is My Song: CDTS 130

  92

David Read: I’ve Got Rhythm: David Read’s Albums

92

David Last: Always: CDTS 127

  92

David Last: On The Road Again: CDTS 183

91

Larry Green: Merry Christmas Everyone: CDTS 105

91

David Last: Sway: CDTS 110

91

David Last: A Touch OF Old Time: CDTS 102

91

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 4: CDTS 160

91

David Hopley: Go Sequence: SAV 223CD

90

David Smith: Memories Of The Black & White Minstrels: SAV 347CD

90

Dennis Hayward: Showtime Vol 2: SAV 256CD

90

Richard Keeling: Dance With Me: CDTS 194

90

Larry Green: Unchained Melody: CDTS 214

90

Graham Darby: Travellin’ Light: CDTS 143

90

Jack Conrad: Dancing In The Moonlight Vol. 2: SAV 313CD

90

Gunter Noris: Crème de la Crème: RR-2CD97771

90

Richard Keeling: From Me To You: CDTS 124

88

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 3: CDTS 159

87

Gunter Noris: Requests 5: WRCD 5018

86

Philip Randles: On The Crest Of A Wave: CDTS 157

86

Richard Keeling: Band Of Brothers: CDTS 186

86

Gunter Noris: Slow Fox: CD 22107

86

Tony Gilbert: Those Fabulous Fifties: CDTS 170

86

David Last: Save The Last Dance For Me: CDTS 099

85

David Read: Christmas Cavalcade: CDTS 031

85

Dave Floyd: Only Love: CDTS 218

85

Jimmy Locke: Dancetime At The Organ 8: SAV 326CD

85

Dave Floyd: A Sentimental Journey: CDTS 196

85

Philip Randles & David Smith: Welcome To Our World: CDTS 200

85

Philip Randles: Putting On The Style: CDTS 087

  85

Dave Floyd: It’s Magic: CDTS 207

85

Various: Old Time Dancing-Silver Anniversary: SAV 377CD

84

David Last: Film & Cartoon Classics: CDTS 048

83

Aubrey Robinson: When You’re Smiling: Aubrey Robinson (AR081)

83

David Smith: 60’s & 70’s: SAV 364CD

82

Jack Emblow: Enjoy Yourself Vol. 2: CDTS 005

82

Richard Keeling: Nine To Five: CDTS 202

82

Bryan Smith: The Dansan Sequence Collection Vol. 1: DNSN 901

82

Richard Keeling: Rebel Heart: CDTS 165

82

Dave Floyd: Thanks For The Memories: CDTS 115

81

David Last: All Dance Together Vol 2: CDTS 079

80

Johnnie Sparrow: Dancin’ Time No 10: SAV 286CD

80

Larry Green: Fields of Gold: CDTS 156

80

Larry Green: Do You Wanna Dance: CDTS 098

80

Larry Green: Jump Shout Boogie: CDTS 189

80

Raymond Chuchuk: Let’s dance ‘2’: SAV 201CD

80

 

                            Table 2: ‘Useable’ playing times of CDs

Artist                      CD Title                       CD Code

Minutes

Gunter Noris: Requests 3: WRCD5015

82

Various: Foxtrots Blues & Saunters: CDTS 023

71

Various: Essential Downloads: Maestro Records CDTS 212

70

Dennis Hayward: Plays Music For Old Time Dancing: SAV 198CD

69

Philip Randles: Puttin' On The Ritz: CDTS 144

69

Richard Keeling: Imagine: CDTS 173

69

Patti Bond & Tony Gilbert: Anyone Can Learn To Dance!

68

Philip Randles: Season’s Greetings: CDTS 084

67

David Last: Sequence Fun & Celebrations: CDTS 106

66

David Last: Christmas Sleigh Ride: CDTS 032

65

Larry Green: Forever And Ever: CDTS 134

65

Tony Gilbert: We Need A Little Christmas: CDTS 174

65

Larry Green: The Nearness Of You: CDTS 132

64

Larry Green: Cheek To Cheek: CDTS 193

64

Larry Green: Happy Days Are Here Again: CDTS 095

63

David Smith: 60’s & 70’s: SAV 364CD

62

Jack Emblow: Enjoy Yourself Vol. 2: CDTS 005

62

Dennis Hayward: Sequence Time No. 4: SAV 231CD

61

Richard Keeling: Wonderful Christmas Time: CDTS 146

61

David Last: This Is My Song: CDTS 130

60

David Read: Christmas Cavalcade: CDTS 031

58

Jonathan Randall: Cabaret: SAV 360CD

57

Richard Keeling: In The Mood: CDTS 181

57

Dave Floyd: We’ll Meet Again: CDTS 151

57

Philip Randles: Party Dance Bonanza: CDTS 055

57

Gunter Noris: Requests 2: WRCD5002

57

Tony Gilbert: Those Fabulous Fifties: CDTS 170

56

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 1: CDTS 152

56

Richard Keeling: Souvenirs: CDTS 128

55

David Last: A Touch OF Old Time: CDTS 102

55

Philip Randles: That’s Livin’ Alright: CDTS 187

55

Larry Green: The Organ Lounge Vol 2: CDTS 184

55

Gunter Noris: Requests 7: WRCD5025

55

David Last: Always: CDTS 127

55

Richard Keeling: From Me To You: CDTS 124

54

Larry Green: Films & Musicals: CDTS 163

54

David Last: On The Road Again: CDTS 183

54

David Read: I’ve Got Rhythm: David Read’s Albums

54

Richard Keeling: Nice ‘N’ Easy: CDTS 169

54

David Last: All Dance Together Vol 3: CDTS 088

54

Richard Keeling: A Night Like This: CDTS 191

53

David Read: I’m In Heaven: CDTS 125

53

David Last: Sway: CDTS 110

53

David Read: Keep Young And Beautiful: CDTS 118

53

Dennis Hayward’s Organisation: Foxtrots And Saunters: SAV 349CD

53

Dave Floyd: With A Song In My Heart: CDTS 112

53

David Smith: Memories Of The Black & White Minstrels: SAV 347CD

52

Gunter Noris: Requests 4: WRCD 5016

52

Jack Conrad: Dancing In The Moonlight Vol. 2: SAV 313CD

52

Philip Randles: On The Crest Of A Wave: CDTS 157

52

Jimmy Locke: Dancetime At The Organ No 6: SAV 315CD

52

Raymond Chuchuk: Let’s Dance Number 3: SAV 285CD

52

Larry Green: Heal The World: CDTS 171

52

Larry Green: More Films & Musicals: CDTS 205

52

Last, Randles, Green, Wilce: Millenium Magic 2001: CDTS 097

51

David Last: Happy Talk: CDTS 096

51

Richard Keeling: Dance With Me: CDTS 194

51

Philip Randles: Putting On The Style: CDTS 087

51

Larry Green: Moonlight Kiss: CDTS 179

51

Dave Floyd: It’s Magic: CDTS 207

51

Richard Keeling: Stranger On The Shore: CDTS 210

51

Malcolm Wilce Duo: Dance The Night Away: CDTS 083

50

Larry Green: Have A Nice Day: CDTS 198

50

Larry Green: This Is The Life: CDTS 149

49

Larry Green: Merry Christmas Everyone: CDTS 105

49

Richard Keeling: Any Dream Will Do: CDTS 150

49

Tony Gilbert: Showstoppers: CDTS 192

49

Richard Keeling: Nine To Five: CDTS 202

49

Dave Floyd: Only Love: CDTS 218

49

Jimmy Locke: Dancetime At The Organ 8: SAV 326CD

49

Dave Floyd: A Sentimental Journey: CDTS 196

49

Stuart Riley: Stuart’s Country Sounds

49

Larry Green: Masquerade: CDTS 114

49

Philip Randles: All I Do Is Dream Of You: CDTS 101

49

Various: Old Time Dancing-Silver Anniversary: SAV 377CD

49

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 2: CDTS 153

49

Various: Essential Sequence Collection Vol 3: CDTS 159

49

David Last: 60’s In Sequence: CDTS 045

48

Jon Canning: Have I told You Lately: CMP001CD

48

David Last: Everybody’s Talkin’: CDTS 197

48

Larry Green: Do You Wanna Dance: CDTS 098

48

Larry Green: Everything’s In Rhythm: CDTS 107

48

Stuart Riley: Stuart’s Music Merry Christmas

48

David Hopley: Go Sequence: SAV 223CD

47

Dave Floyd: All Kinds Of Everything: CDTS 182

47

Ronnie Ross: I Just Wanna Dance With You: CDTS 185                 

47

David Smith: 1940’s In Sequence: SAV354CD

47

Tony Evans: Swing & Sing: CDE 1055

47

Larry Green: Jump Shout Boogie: CDTS 189

47

Johnnie Sparrow: Dancin’ Time No 10: SAV 286CD

47

Johnnie Sparrow: Dancin’ Time No 7: SAV 269CD

47

Chris Housley: It’s Just The Time For Dancing: SAV 226CD

46

Graham Darby: Travellin’ Light: CDTS 143

46

Larry Green: Fields of Gold: CDTS 156

46

Ronnie Ross: A Christmas Dream: CDTS 203

46

Mark Allen: Sequence Dance Requests 3: SAV 307CD

46

Jonathan Randall: So Nice: SAV 355CD

46

David Last: On Broadway: CDTS 092

46

Richard Keeling: Band Of Brothers: CDTS 186

46

Malcolm Wilce Duo: Dancin’ Party: CDTS 094

46

 

 

Explanatory Notes

 

It is difficult to assess the overall quality of individual sequence dance CDs.  Many of the factors involved are subjective in nature (see Notes section).  Still less is it easy to objectively compare the overall quality of CDs.  Notwithstanding, an attempt has been made in Table 1 to list all CDs reviewed in decreasing order of their overall quality.  The quality is expressed as a notional percentage.  The method used for calculating this notional percentage is as follows.

 

Where all tracks on a given CD are graded P and have no X, X, X, or X grades the CD is given an overall assessment of 100%.  This percentage is reduced on a pro rata basis by any track that is considered unsuitable for sequence dancing (that is, has one or more X, X, X, or X grades irrespective of whether the track is graded P).  As an example, a CD with four of its 20 tracks considered unsuitable for sequence dancing, the remaining 16 being graded P, would be given an overall assessment of 80%.  Tracks that are graded PP/PPP with no X, X, X, or X grades are treated as equivalent to two/three P tracks.  As an example, a CD with four of its 20 tracks graded PP (the remaining 16 being graded P) would be given an overall assessment of 120%.  This system of overall assessment is admittedly somewhat arbitrary but appears to give a reasonable comparative measure of a CD’s overall quality.

 

Table 2 lists all CDs reviewed in decreasing order of the total playing time of all tracks on a given CD that have no X, X, X, or X grades.  This playing time is designated ‘useable’ playing time.  It is another measure of a CD’s overall quality or ‘value for money’ if you accept that only tracks that have no X, X, X, or X grades are acceptable for sequence dances.  It takes no account of the relative quality of music on individual tracks.

 

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Page last revised 14 September 2014

 

 

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