Clavioline - Recordings


The clavioline has been utilized on a number of recordings in popular music as well as in film. A selection follows.

  • Little Red Monkey (1953) by Frank Chacksfield’s Tunesmiths features Jack Jordan on clavioline. This was the first record featuring an electronic instrument to feature on the UK pop chart (April 1953).
  • In 1953–54, Van Phillips composed music for the clavioline for the science-fiction radio trilogy Journey Into Space.
  • In the Bollywood Hindi film Nagin (1954), Kalyanji Virji Shah plays the legendary snake-charmer tune "Man dole mera, tan dole mere" on the clavioline, under the musical direction of Hemant Kumar.
  • "Runaway" (1961) by Del Shannon features a famous solo by Max Crook, performed on a heavily modified clavioline that he called the “Musitron”.
  • The Joe Meek hit instrumental "Telstar" (1962) by The Tornados features the Univox Clavioline.
  • On the jazz albums The Magic City (1966) and The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume Two (1966) by Sun Ra, the clavioline can be heard.
  • "Baby, You're a Rich Man" (1967) by The Beatles.
  • Icky Thump (2007) by the White Stripes.
  • Good morning (2012) by BAM

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