The British Dance Band Show Playlists (for Podcasts 261-357)

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British Dance Band Show No. 357 'Broadcast' 18/08/17 - 01/09/17

  1. Every Sunday Afternoon (Endor, Ward) Percival Mackey's Band, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 8 December 1925. Columbia 3850.
  2. Shalimar (Nicholls) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with Claude Ivy at the organ, Kensington Cinema. Recorded 5 May 1927. HMV B5267.
  3. Two Of Everything (Mayerl, Eyton) Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in November 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1434.
  4. I Asked Her To Meet Me In The Moonlight (Austin, Box) Jay Wilbur's band as Phil Allen's Merrymakers, vocal Leslie Holmes. Recorded 11 November 1932. Eclipse 313.
  5. Can't We Meet Again (Flanagan, Connelly) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 6 February 1933. Decca F3459.
  6. What More Can I Ask? (Ray Noble) Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 27 January 1933. Decca F3459.
  7. A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 14 October 1936. Decca F6131.
  8. That's A Plenty (Pollack) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6550.
  9. Frenesi (Whitcup, Dominguez) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 4 March 1941. Columbia F2592.
  10. Too-Whit! Too-Whoo! (Billy Reid) Lou Preager and his orchestra, vocal Rusty Hurren and The Sun Spots. Recorded in 1949. Columbia FB3525.

Danny Polo

Danny Polo

British Dance Band Show No. 356 'Broadcast' 04/08/17 - 18/08/17

  1. Sunny Havana (Nicholls) New Prince's Toronto Band directed by Hal Swain, vocal Hal Swain. Recorded 7 October 1925. Columbia 3786.
  2. Fancy You Falling For Me (Tennent) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne, music arrangement Phil Cardew. Recorded 27 January 1930. HMV B5777.
  3. Gay Nineties Waltz Medley, side 1 She Was One Of The Early Birds; Daisy Bell; Comrades; Two Lovely Black Eyes; Little Annie Rooney (various) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Stuart Robertson. Recorded 21 April 1932. HMV B4197.
  4. Song Without Words (Venning) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 15 November 1933. Decca F3761.
  5. Say The Word And It's Yours (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jack Jackson. Recorded 18 October 1935. HMV BD291.
  6. I'm Nuts About Screwy Music (Lunceford, Rose) The Ballyhooligans directed by Phil Green, vocal Harry Singer. Recorded 2 April 1936. HMV BD5056.
  7. If It's The Last Thing I Do (Cahn, Chaplin) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 28 October 1937. Decca F6536.
  8. Until You Fall In Love (Carr, Popplewell) Geraldo and his Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocal Dorothy Carless. Recorded 7 November 1940. Parlophone F1790.
  9. Oasis (Winstone) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, with Roy Marsh vibraphone. Recorded 23 September 1941. Columbia FB2710.
  10. Don't You Know That I Care? (David, Ellington) Stephane Grappelly and his Quartet, vocal Beryl Davis, George Shearing, piano. Recorded 29 November 1944. Decca F8492.

George Shearing

British Dance Band Show No. 355 'Broadcast' 21/07/17 - 04/08/17

  1. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (Kahn, Donaldson) Percival Mackey's Band, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 8 December 1925. Columbia 3850.
  2. I'm A Dreamer (Aren't We All) (De Sylva, Brown & Henderson) The Midnight Minstrels directed by Debroy Somers, vocal Lily Burns. Recorded 14 November 1929. Regal G9453.
  3. Dust (Rice, Fisher) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Al Benny's Broadway Boys), vocal Bob & Alf Pearson. Recorded 15 August 1930. Broadcast 2582.
  4. Body And Soul (Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley, music arrangement Billy Ternent. Recorded 7 Febraury 1930. HMV B5777.
  5. Say It Isn't So (Berlin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 14 October 1932. HMV B6255.
  6. Little Valley In The Mountains (Kennedy, Dvoracek) George Scott Wood and his orchestra, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded 23 August 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1416.
  7. Alice Blue Gown (Tierney) Henry Jacques and his Orchestra. Recorded 10 July 1936. HMV BD5114.
  8. Lost And Found (Tomlin, Tobias) Henry Hall and his orchestra, vocal Bob Mallin. Recorded 8 July 1938. Columbia FB2001.
  9. You're Mine (Watson, Denby) Oscar Rabin and his Band, vocal Diane (Dorothy Wick). Recorded 29 May 1942. Decca F8143.
  10. Torpedo Junction (Tuxedo Junction) (Vic Schoen) Josephine Bradley and her Jive Rhythm Orchestra. Recorded 16 November 1943. Decca F8406.

Pat O'Malley

British Dance Band Show No. 354 'Broadcast' 07/07/17 - 21/07/17

  1. Stay Out Of The South (Harold Dixon) Ciro's Club Dance Band directed by Debroy Somers, vocal Phil Arnold. Recorded in July 1928. Broadcast 273.
  2. I'm Thirsty For Kisses, Hungry For Love (Davis, Coots) Betty Bolton singing, accompanied by instrumental trio. Recorded 10 May 1929. Columbia 5405.
  3. Why Did You Turn Me Down? (Kennedy, Winston) Jack Plant (as Carol Porter) singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in February 1931. Eclipse 35.
  4. I'll Never Have To Dream Again (Newman, Jones) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 3 January 1933. Regal Zonophone MR801.
  5. Over On The Sunny Side (Flynn, Nicholls, Egan) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 16 February 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1258.
  6. After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and hid Rhythmics. Recorded 26 September 1935. Columbia FB1168.
  7. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jack Jackson. Recorded 18 October 1935. HMV BD291.
  8. She's My Lovely (Ellis) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 28 October 1937. Decca F6536.
  9. Oh The Pity Of It All (Robin, Rainger) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 13 November 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3671.
  10. Can't You Read Between The Lines (Styne, Cahn) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Carole Carr. Recorded 20 August 1945. Parlophone F2086.

Jack Jackson

British Dance Band Show No. 353 'Broadcast' 23/06/17 - 07/07/17

  1. My Wife Is On A Diet (Tobias, Bennett) Leslie Sarony singing, accompanied by Harry Hudson's Melody Men. Recorded in November 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1276.
  2. Why Shouldn't I? (Freed) Harry Hudson's Band (as the Blue Jays), vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in June 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1518.
  3. Let's Put Out The Lights (Hupfeld) Jay Wilbur's Band (as Phil Allen's Merrymakers), vocal Les Allen. Recorded 31 October 1932. Eclipse 313.
  4. Fit As A Fiddle (Freed, Hoffman, Goodhart) Jackson Harmony Trio (Carlyle Cousins and Jack Lorimer) accompanied by studio band possibly directed by Len Fillis. Recorded in March 1933. Eclipse 390.
  5. East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon (Brooks Bowman) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 October 1935. Decca F5744.
  6. I Got Rhythm (George and Ira Gershwin) The Ballyhooligans, vocal Harry Singer. Recorded 2 April 1936. HMV BD5056.
  7. Free (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 25 August 1936. HMV BD5102.
  8. With Thee I Swing (Stillman, Hyde, Adlam) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 3 February 1937. Columbia FB1644.
  9. If It Rains, Who Cares? (Leslie, Burke) Henry Hall and his orchestra, vocal Bernard Hunter, music arrangement Andy Hodgkiss. Recorded 8 July 1938. Columbia FB2001.
  10. Question And Answer (Coleridge-Taylor, Stanley) Anne Shelton singing, accompanied by members of the Ambrose orchestra. Recorded in February 1943. Decca F8279.

Harry Singer

Harry Singer

British Dance Band Show No. 352 'Broadcast' 09/06/17 - 23/06/17

  1. Paree (Ca c'est Paris) (Jose Padilla) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Hal Christie and his Dance Orchestra). Recorded 26 April 1927. Homochord D1112.
  2. Walking With Susie (Gottler, Mitchell, Conrad) Bobby Sanders singing, accompanied by Geoffrey Gelder's Harmonic Six. Recorded in June 1929. Piccadilly 320.
  3. Sing A New Song (Wever, Ager) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 24 August 1932. Regal MR638.
  4. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Woods) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by a small group. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3193.
  5. On Ilka Moor (trad arr. Jackson) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jack Jackson and chorus. Recorded 6 December 1934. HMV BD101.
  6. On Our Wedding Day Sweetheart (Marseille) Radio Serenaders directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 8 July 1935. Crown 5.
  7. Limehouse Blues (Braham) Joe Paradise and his Music directed by Phil Green. Recorded 24 September 1935. Parlophone F288.
  8. Here You Are (Robin, Rainger) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Marjorie Kingsley. Recorded 13 November 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3671.
  9. Rambling Rose (McCarthy Jnr., Burke) Billy Thorburn's Organ, The Dance Band and Me, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded in September 1948. Parlophone F2308.
  10. Candy And Cake; It's Love My Darling Its Love; I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine Ian Stewart, piano, with rhythm accompaniemnt. Recorded in 1950. Parlophone F2424.

Bobby Sanders

Bobby Sanders

British Dance Band Show No. 351 'Broadcast' 26/5/17 - 09/06/17

  1. Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air (Endor, Ward) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton. Recorded 26 May 1926. HMV B5062.
  2. Louise (Robin, Whiting) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 15 August 1929. Broadcast 436.
  3. Pretty Kitty Kelly (Gilbert, Johns) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded around June 1931. Zonophone 5914.
  4. Bedtime Story - selection In A Park In Paree; Look What I've Got; Homemade Heaven; Monsieur Baby (Rainger, Robin) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 26 May 1933. HMV C2573.
  5. Sundown In A Little Green Hollow (Whiting, Baskette) Larry Brennan and his Winter Gardens Dance Band, vocal Cavan O'Connor, Wurlitzer organ at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom played by Reginald Dixon. Recorded 14 July 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1007.
  6. There Was An Old Woman (Damerell, Myers) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal trio Dan Donovan + 2, music arrangment Phil Cardew. Recorded 11 October 1934. Columbia CB797.
  7. Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and his Rhythmics, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 26 September 1935. Columbia FB1168.
  8. Great Day (Parsons) Radio Serenaders directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 1 April 1936. Crown 176.
  9. Amor, Amor (Ruiz, Skylar, Méndez) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 9 May 1944. Decca F8430.
  10. A Kiss In The Night (Mayne, Garcia, Yniguez, Carolis) Denny Dennis singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded in March 1945. DeccaF8516.

Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi

Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi

British Dance Band Show No. 350 'Broadcast' April 2017

  1. Henry's Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie (O'Keefe) Hal Swain's Café Royal band, vocal Hal Swain. Recorded 1 June 1928. Regal G9163.
  2. Mary Make Believe (Noel Coward) Noel Coward singing, with orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 27 April 1928. HMV B2719.
  3. Say It With Music (Berlin) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 27 January 1931. Columbia CB240.
  4. You Rascal You (Theard) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 4 February 1932. Decca F2805.
  5. Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear (Hoffman, Goodhart, Nelson, Ager) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 19 April 1932. Regal MR560.
  6. You Turned The Tables On Me (Mitchell, Alter) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocals by The Swingtette. Recorded 17 October 1936. HMV BD5127.
  7. Swing Patrol (Clive Erard) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 19 February 1937. Decca F6446.
  8. I'm Sorry For Myself (Irving Berlin) Jack Harris and his Orchestra, vocal Pat Taylor. Recorded 1 September 1939. HMV BD5522.
  9. How Sweet You Are (Loesser, Scwartz) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 19 January 1944. Columbia FB2993.
  10. Three O'Clock Jump (Hayes, Stenfalt) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 28 May 1945. HMV B9430.

Bert Ambrose

Ambrose

British Dance Band Show No. 349 'Broadcast' 24/03/2017 - 06/04/2017

  1. Side By Side (Harry Woods) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal Al Starita. Recorded 31 May 1927. Columbia 4411.
  2. Come On, Baby (Gottler, Clare, Pinkard) The Plaza Band directed by Harry Hudson, vocal John Thorne. Recorded in January 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1307.
  3. Oh! Donna Clara (Petersburski) The Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 8 October 1930. Zonophone 5757.
  4. Keeping Out Of Mischief Now (Razaf, Waller) Sam Browne and Eve Becke (as Jack And Jill) singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded May 1932. Zonophone 6140.
  5. My First Love To Last (Marion, Whiting) Scott Wood and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 10 October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1065.
  6. The Danza (Ray Morton) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper and the Rhythm Brothers. Recorded 26 September 1935. Decca F5744.
  7. Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 21 October 1936. Parlophone F656.
  8. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Shirley Lenner. Recorded 8 December 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3201.
  9. Take The 'A' Train (Strayhorn) Josephine Bradley and her Jive Rhythm Orchestra. Recorded 16 November 1943. Decca F8406.
  10. There I've Said It Again (Evans, Mann) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Len Camber. Recorded 20 August 1945. Parlophone F2086.

Len Camber

Len Camber

British Dance Band Show No. 348 'Broadcast' 09/03/2017 - 23/03/2017

  1. Song Of The Vagabonds (Friml) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Ariel Dance Orchestra). Recorded 24 March 1927. Ariel 1060 / Zonophone 2913
  2. Turn On The Heat (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 25 October 1929. HMV B5741.
  3. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By (Woods, Brown) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 24 August 1932. Regal MR638.
  4. I Wish I Was Single Again (trad. arr. Raymond) Monte Hunter (as Jackson Goodheart), singing, accompanied by a group possibly led by Len Fillis. Recorded in January 1933. Eclipse 358.
  5. I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Wrubel) Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 7 June 1933. Decca F3603.
  6. Call Me Sweetheart (Towers, Leon, Nicholls) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal Elizabeth Brooke & Harry Roy. Recorded 20 June 1935. Parlophone F191.
  7. Only A Rose (Lee) Jay Wilbur and his band (as Bert Hammond and his orchestra), vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 6 January 1937. Crown 314.
  8. When The Poppies Bloom Again (Towers, Morrow, Pelosi) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by Arthur Young playing Novachord. Recorded 28 November 1936. Crown 301.
  9. The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful (Kahal, Rose) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 4 March 1937. Decca F6339.
  10. Rosetta (Hines, Woods) Vernon and his Orchestra. Recorded 6 October 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3665.

Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn

British Dance Band Show No. 347 'Broadcast' 23/02/2017 - 09/03/2017

  1. If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Harry Hudson, Charles D Smart plays the Wurlitzer Organ, Plaza Theatre. Recorded 11 March 1929. Edison Bell Radio 963.
  2. So Beats My Heart (Ballard, Henderson, Whiting) Buckingham String Players directed by Van Phillips, vocal Lou Abelardo. Recorded 10 October 1930. Columbia CB148.
  3. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan (Dietz, Schwartz) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 18 October 1932. HMV B6261.
  4. Who Made Little Boy Blue? (George, Wayne) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan and chorus, music arranger Arthur Lally. Recorded 20 October 1934. Columbia CB797.
  5. Love Me Forever (Kahn, Schertzinger) Gracie Fields singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Fred Hartley. Recorded in August 1935. Rex 8599.
  6. Venice By Night (Webber) Rossini's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal not known. Recorded in January 1937. Crown 322.
  7. Selection from 'Carefree', part 1 Change Partners; I Used To Be Colour Blind (Irving Berlin) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 28 October 1938. Columbia FB2080.
  8. Selection from 'Carefree' part 2 The Yam; The Night Is Filled With Music (Irving Berlin) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 28 October 1938. Columbia FB2080.
  9. Hanky Panky (Monk) Billy Monk's New Rhythm Band, tenor sax Johnny Gray. Recorded 6 October 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3665.
  10. Money Is The Root Of All Evil (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer) Skyrockets Dance Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet, vocal Doreen Lundy. Recorded 6 May 1946. HMV BD5933.

Lou Abelardo

Lou Abelardo

British Dance Band Show No. 346 'Broadcast' 09/02/2017 - 23/02/2017

  1. A One-Man Girl (Myers, Ellis) Original Havana Band, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded in January 1929. Broadcast 350.
  2. Hard To Get (The Things We Want Most) (Meyer, Bryan, McLoughlin) Four Bright Sparks, vocal Billy Milton. Recorded 20 January 1930. Columbia 5735.
  3. 99 out Of A Hundred Wanna Be Love (Lewis, Sherman) Harry Bidgood's Band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 25 June 1931. Broadcast 725.
  4. The Language Of Love (Friend, Brown, Madriguera) Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 7 June 1933. Decca F3603.
  5. Ol' Pappy (Neiburg, Symes, Levinson) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Monte Hunter? Recorded 16 February 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1258.
  6. When The Swallows Nest Again (Stevens, Edmund) Kitty Masters singing, accompanied by a band possibly directed by Harry Leader. Recorded in June 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2127.
  7. On The Outside Looking In (Carr) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Bill Currie. Recorded 18 August 1939. Parlophone F1523.
  8. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (Lilley, Loesser) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 15 September 1942. Decca F8212.
  9. No One Else Will Do (Davies) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Archie Lewis. Recorded 15 January 1945. Parlophone F2055.
  10. I Wanna Be Loved; Mona Lisa; You're Only Dreaming medley. Ian Stewart, piano with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in 1950. Parlophone F2424.

Kitty Masters

Kitty Masters

British Dance Band Show No. 345 'Broadcast' 26/01/2017 - 09/02/2017

  1. Hallelujah (Grey, Youmans) Harry Hudson's Melody Men. Recorded in January 1928. Edison Bell Radio 802.
  2. Wouldn't It Be Wonderful (Clarke, Akst) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by studio band directed by John Firman. Recorded in February 1930. Zonophone 5555.
  3. I Beg Your Pardon, Mademoiselle (Stept, Magidson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 28 September 1932. 4 in 1 11-A.
  4. Try A Little Tenderness (Woods, Campbell, Connelly) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 3 January 1933. Regal Zonophone MR801.
  5. Hallelujah I'm A Tramp - selection Hallelujah I'm A Tramp; You Are Too Beautiful; I'll Do It Again; What Do You Want With Money? (Hart, Rodgers) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 26 May 1933. HMV C2573.
  6. Holding You In My Arms (Elton) Jay Wilbur's Band (as Bert Hammond and his orchestra), vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 27 August 1935. Crown 47.
  7. Never In A Million Years (Gordon, Revel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner and George Melachrino. Recorded 3 July 1937. Columbia FB1732.
  8. Music Hall Rag (Goodman, Mills) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded 3 March 1939. Parlophone F1419.
  9. That's The Moon, My Son (Cassell, Gallop, Litman) Anne Shelton singing, accompanied by studio band. Recorded in February 1943. Decca F8279.
  10. Short Snorter (Dorsey, Piels) Skyrockets Dance Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded 6 December 1945. HMV BD5919.

Paul Fenoulhet

Paul Fenoulhet

British Dance Band Show No. 344 'Broadcast' 12/01/2017 - 26/01/2017

  1. Why Should I Feel Lonely? (Graham, Sirmay) Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 28 March 1928. Broadcast 238.
  2. Mechanical Man; Go To Bed; Painting The Clouds With Sunshine; Keeping The Wolf From The Door part 2 of a selection from film 'Gold Diggers Of Broadway' (Dubin, Burke) The London Orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in March 1930. Zonophone 5568.
  3. If You're Really And Truly In Love (Butler, Wallace) Howard Godfrey and his Waldorfians, vocal Les Allen. Recorded around July 1931. Piccadilly 810.
  4. Let's Put Out The Lights (Hupfeld) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne an Anona Winn. Recorded 26 October 1932. HMV B6261.
  5. The Rose In Her Hair (Dubin, Warren) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Ken Crossley. Recorded 19 October 1935. Crown 78.
  6. Remember Me (Dubin, Warren) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Sid Buckman. Recorded 17 November 1937. HMV BD5299.
  7. Chopsticks (Lawrence, Daniels) Bram Martin and his band, vocal Bob Howard. Recorded 8 June 1939. Rex 9590.
  8. If A Grey-Haired Lady Says How's Your Father (Waite) Flanagan and Allen singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in October 1939. Decca F7297.
  9. Cyril's Blues (Blake) Cyril Blake and his Jigs Club Band. Recorded 12 December 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3597.
  10. Be Careful, It's My Heart (Berlin) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Marjorie Kingsley. Recorded 4 September 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3658.

Bram Martin

Bram Martin

British Dance Band Show No. 343 'Broadcast' 29/12/2016 - 12/01/2017

  1. Hang On To Me (Gershwin) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eddie Norman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 25 June 1926. Homochord D979.
  2. Blue Hills Of Pasadena (Wallace, Herbert) Harry Hudson's Band (as the Plaza Band), vocal Phil Arnold. Recorded in May 1929. Edison Bell Radio 997.
  3. A Cowboy Serenade (Freed, Whiting) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by John Firman. Recorded around June 1931. Zonophone 5914.
  4. Marta (Gilbert, Simons) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in August 1932. Zonophone 6181.
  5. The Sweetest Music This Side Of Heaven (Friend, Lombardo) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, Maurice Winnick speaks, vocal Judy Shirley and Sam Costa. Recorded 5 November 1935. Parlophone F321.
  6. Did You Mean It? (Dixon, Greer) Jay Wilbur's Band (as Bert Hammond and his orchestra), vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 6 January 1937. Crown 314.
  7. Frolic Sam (Ellington, Bigard) Cyril Blake and his Jig's Club Band. Recorded 12 December 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3597.
  8. Always In My Heart (Cannon, Lecuona) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 30 July 1942. Decca F8183.
  9. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Austin, Jordan) Carl Barriteau and his Orchestra, vocal Carl Barriteau. Recorded 28 August 1944. Decca F8475.
  10. Far Far Away (Carl & Roger Yale) Lou Preager and his orchestra, vocal The Sun Spots. Recorded in 1949. Columbia FB3525.

The Cyril Blake Band

The Cyril Blake Band

British Dance Band Show No. 342 'Broadcast' 15/12/2016 - 29/12/2016

  1. Tamiami Trail (Friend, Santley) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton. Recorded 19 May 1926. HMV B5062.
  2. The One I'm Looking For (Furber, Gershwin, Meyer, Charig) Al Starita and the Piccadilly Dance Band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 18 February 1928. Columbia 4799.
  3. Spread a Little Happiness (Ellis) Original Havana Band directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded in January 1929. Broadcast 350.
  4. Topsy Turvy Talk (Sarony) Albert Whelan singing, accompanied directed by a band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1931. Imperial 2453.
  5. Masquerade (Webster, Loeb) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in August 1932. HMV B6231.
  6. I'm Playing With Fire (Berlin) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly and trio. Recorded 24 February 1933. HMV B6332.
  7. The Fairy On The Christmas Tree (Hunter, Davis) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Three Sisters. Recorded 29 November 1936. Columbia FB1575.
  8. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 21 October 1936. Parlophone F656.
  9. It's The Natural Thing To Do (Burke, Johnston) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 28 October 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2609.
  10. White Christmas (Berlin) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Marjorie Kingsley and Harry Roy. Recorded 4 September 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3658.

The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters
with Henry Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 341 'Broadcast' 01/12/2016 - 15/12/2016

  1. Remember (Claude Ivy) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, Claude Ivy playing the New Gallery Cinema organ. Recorded 11 November 1927. HMV B5390.
  2. Sweetheart Of All My Dreaams (Fitch, Fitch, Lowe) Bidgood's Symphonic Dance Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 8 April 1929. Broadcast 377.
  3. Twentieth Century Blues (Noel Coward) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 16 October 1931. Columbia CB369.
  4. Who Am I? (Clifford, Milne, Newman) Binnie Hale singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded in November 1931. Columbia DB698.
  5. Little Nell (Divina) Lew Stone and his band, spoken parts Jim Easton, Al Bowlly, Tiny Winters, Nat Gonella . Recorded 10 January 1933. Decca F3384.
  6. Why Stars Come Out At Night (Noble) Jay Wilbur's Band (as Bert Hammond and his orchestra), vocal Pat O'Malley, organ Charles D Smart. Recorded 28 September 1935. Crown 47.
  7. Hullabaloo (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 28 February 1939. Decca F7137.
  8. There's A Land Of Begin Again (Parker, Charles) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Mantovani. Recorded 5 November 1941. Decca F8028.
  9. If You Haven't Got Dreams (Kennedy) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 8 July 1942. Rex 10141.
  10. Mary Lou (Dick Hurran) Skyrockets Dance Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet, vocal Cyril Shane. Recorded in May 1946. HMV BD5933.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

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British Dance Band Show No. 340 'Broadcast' 17/11/2016 - 01/12/2016

  1. Dancing Tambourine (Polla) Harry Hudson's Melody Men. Recorded in January 1928. Edison Bell Radio 802.
  2. Mean To Me (Turk, Ahlert) Alfredo and his band, vocal Eddie Collis. Recorded 28 June 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1225.
  3. Living A Life Of Dreams (Cowan) The Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman. Recorded 8 October 1930. Zonophone 5757.
  4. I Can't Believe It's True (Newman, Bernie, Jones) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in August 1932. HMV B6231.
  5. Leave The Pretty Girls Alone (Robison) Monte Hunter singing (as Jackson Goodheart), accompanied by a small studio band. Recorded in January 1933. Eclipse 358.
  6. You Gotta Know How To Dance (Dubin, Warren) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 3 July 1936. Columbia FB1462.
  7. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (George & Ira Gershwin) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis and Mary Lee. Recorded 27 May 1937. HMV BD5226.
  8. Head Over Heals (Gordon, Revel) The Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 16 February 1937. Crown 334.
  9. Boomps-a-Daisy (Annette Mills) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Annette Mills and chorus, Joe Loss speaks. Recorded 5 June 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3072.
  10. Oasis (Eric Winstone) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 28 August 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3540.

Annette Mills

Annette Mills

British Dance Band Show No. 339 'Broadcast' 03/11/2016 - 17/11/2016

  1. Oh! Lady Be Good (Gershwin) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eddie Norman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 25 June 1926. Homochord D979.
  2. I've Never Seen A Smile Like Yours (Johnson, Frazier) Tommy Kinsman Band (as Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys), vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded December 1929. Piccadilly 444.
  3. What Will I Do Without You?; Tip Toe Thru The Tulips With Me; In A Kitchenette, part 1 of a selection from film 'Gold Diggers Of Broadway' (Dubin, Burke) The London Orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in March 1930. Zonophone 5568.
  4. I'll Always Be True (Connelly, Benatsky) Howard Godfrey and his Waldorfians, vocal Les Allen. Recorded around July 1931. Piccadilly 810.
  5. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By (Woods, Brown) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in August 1932. Imperial 2754.
  6. Nobody Loves A Fairy When She's Forty (Le Clerq) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Betty Warren. Recorded 12 December 1934. HMV BD101.
  7. Solitude (de Lange, Mills, Ellington) The Radio Serenaders directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cyril Grantham, organ Charles D Smart. Recorded 23 April 1936. Crown 176.
  8. Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Billy Cotton and his band. Recorded 28 May 1940. Rex 9795.
  9. I'll Walk Alone (Cahn, Styne) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 9 May 1944. Decca F8430.
  10. The Trolley Song (Martin, Blane) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Johnny Green and the Geraldo Ensemble. Recorded 15 January 1945. Parlophone F2055.

Betty Warren

Betty Warren

British Dance Band Show No. 338 'Broadcast' 20/10/2016 - 03/11/2016

  1. Love Serenade from 'Les Millions D'Arlequin' (Drigo) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. New Gallery Cinema organ played by Claude Ivy. Recorded 11 November 1927. HMV B5391.
  2. I May Be Wrong (Ruskin, Sullivan) Harry Bidgood's band as New York Night Birds, vocal Lou Abelardo. Recorded 30-Dec-29. Broadcast 2535.
  3. You Forgot Your Gloves (Eliscu, Lehar) Binnie Hale singing, accompanied by orchestra conducted by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded in November 1931. Columbia DB698.
  4. Dick Turpin's Ride To York (Le Clerq) Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, vocal Three Ginx assisted by Ray Noble and Max Kester. Recorded 13 April 1932. HMV B6169.
  5. It's Time To Sing Sweet Adeline Again (Davis, Brasberg, Fain) Larry Brennan and his Winter Gardens Dance Band, vocal Cavan O'Connor, organ Reginald Dixon. Recorded 14 July 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1007.
  6. With Every Breath I Take (Robin, Rainger) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 14 December 1934. Columbia FB1001.
  7. Dance Your Blues Away (Bertini, Horace Finch) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Ken Crossley. Recorded 19 October 1935. Crown 78.
  8. They Can't Take That Away From Me (George & Ira Gershwin) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 27 May 1937. HMV BD5226.
  9. South Of The Border (Kennedy, Carr) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Monte Rey. Recorded 5 June 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3072.
  10. Piano Medley D77 (Symphony; Manana; On The Aitchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe) Charlie Kunz piano, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded around January 1946. Decca F8594.

Reginald Dixon

Reginald Dixon

British Dance Band Show No. 337 'Broadcast' 05/10/2016 - 20/10/2016

  1. Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth (Schuster, Yellman) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal Ray Starita. Recorded 12 August 1927. Columbia 4462.
  2. Let's Go Native (Marion, Whiting) The Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 18 September 1930. Columbia CB134.
  3. Here Comes The Sun (Freed, Woods) Jock McDermott and his New Carlton Players, vocal Jimmy Allen. Recorded in January 1931. Piccadilly 707.
  4. A Great Big Bunch Of You (Dixon, Warren) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Les Allen and Billie Lockwood. Recorded in August 1932. Zonophone 6181.
  5. Play To Me Gipsy (Kennedy, Vacek) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded around January 1934. Rex 8120.
  6. The New Sow (Sarony) The Two Leslies (Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes) accompanied by studio orchestra possibly directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded in April 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2061.
  7. Did I Remember? (Adamson, Donaldson) The Jules Ruben Trio. Pianos Jules Ruben and Jack May, drums Nat Burman. Recorded in October 1936. Decca F6198.
  8. The Umbrella Man (Cavanaugh, Rose, Stock) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 31 December 1938. Rex 9465.
  9. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (Seller, Marcus, Benjeman, Durham) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by an orchestra directed by Mantovani. Recorded 5 November 1941. Decca F8028.
  10. How Am I To Know? (King) Victor Silvester's Jive Band. Recorded 17 February 1944. Columbia FB3008.

Jules Ruben

Jules Ruben

British Dance Band Show No. 336 'Broadcast' 25/08/2016 - 08/09/2016

  1. Ol' Man River (Kern) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Paul England, music arrangment Billy Ternent. Recorded 9 May 1928. HMV B5475.
  2. I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues (Clarke, Akst) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in February 1930. Zonophone 5555.
  3. Old New England Moon (Vance, Howard) Waikiki Serenaders directed by Len Fillis, vocal Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded 10 November 1930. Broadcast 644.
  4. The Wedding of Mr Mickey Mouse (Pola, Vienna) Syd Roy and his RK Olians, vocal Bill Currie and Ivor Moreton. Recorded 9 October 1933. Eclipse 529.
  5. Do You Recall When Love Was All? (Edwards) The Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 3 October 1935. Crown 51.
  6. Popcorn (Costella, Lanares) Jay Wilbur and his band (as Ben Hammond and his orchestra), vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 23 Septmber 1936. Crown 246.
  7. There's A Lull In My Life (Gordon, Revel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 3 July 1937. Columbia FB1732.
  8. Basin Street Blues (Williams) Lew Stone and his Stonecrackers, vocal Dave Wilkins. Recorded 14 November 1940. Decca F7685.
  9. Near You (Goell, Craig) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Archie Lewis. Recorded in early 1948. Parlophone F2271.
  10. Six Hit Medley part 1: Some Sunday Morning; Ashby-De-La-Zouch; Chickery Chick Primo Scala and his Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded in in 1946. Decca F8651.

Pat O'Malley

Pat O'Malley

British Dance Band Show No. 335 'Broadcast' 11/08/2016 - 25/08/2016

  1. Wait Till Tomorrow Night (Woods) Carlton Hotel Dance Orchestra directed by Bert Firman. Recorded 11 January 1926. Zonophone 2694.
  2. To Know You Is To Love You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Betty Bolton. Recorded 31 May 1929. Columbia 5423.
  3. Bathing In The Sunshine (Nicholls, Gilbert) Albert Whelan singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1931. Imperial 2453.
  4. Kiss Me Goodnight (Gottler, Nicholls) Hal Swain and his band, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded around November 1931. Imperial 2581.
  5. Eleven Pounds Of Heaven (McCarthy, Malneck) Chick Endor and Charlie Farrell singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded in July 1932. Columbia DB901.
  6. Just For Tonight (Hanley) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Bill Airey-Smith. Recorded 19 April 1934. Eclipse 685.
  7. We're Tired Of The Tiger (Sarony, Holmes) The Two Leslies (Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes) singing, accompanied by studio orchestra possibly directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded in April 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2061.
  8. One Of These Days (Gordon) The Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 29 January 1937. Crown 334.
  9. Till The Lights Of London Shine Again (Connor, Pola) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 13 November 1939. Decca F7296.
  10. All Our Tomorrows (Kennedy) Jimmy Leach and his New Organolians, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded in March 1943. Columbia FB2916.

Albert Whelan

Albert Whelan

British Dance Band Show No. 334 'Broadcast' 28/07/2016 - 11/08/2016

  1. Can't Help Lovin' That Man (Kern) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, music arrangement by Irving Brodsky. Recorded 9 May 1928. HMV B5475.
  2. I Must Be Dreaming (Flaherty, Sherman) Arcadians Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin, organist Charles W Saxby. Recorded 22 January 1929. Zonophone 5308.
  3. Oh! Ebenezer (Box, Cox) Syd Roy and his RK Olians, vocals Bill Currie and Ivor Moreton. Recorded 9 October 1933. Eclipse 529.
  4. Blue Prelude (Bishop, Jenkins) Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band, vocal Al Bowlly, music arrangement by Lew Stone and Con Lamprecht. Recorded 15 September 1933. Decca F3675.
  5. The General's Fast Asleep (Kennedy, Carr) The Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Vera Lynn. Recorded 3 October 1935. Crown 51.
  6. Supposing (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Jay Wilbur and his band (as Ben Hammond and his orchestra), vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 23 September 1936. Crown 246.
  7. Ain't Misbehavin' (Razaf, Waller, Brooks) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 28 September 1937. Parlophone F951.
  8. I Haven't Time To Be A Millionaire (Burke, Monaco) Louis Levy and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 9 July 1940. Columbia FB2477.
  9. Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry (Gordon, Maurice, Yale) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Carole Carr and Three Boys And A Girl. Recorded 20 August 1945. Parlophone F2087.
  10. You're So Sweet To Remember (Robin, Rose) Denny Dennis singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by directed by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded in March 1945. Decca F8516.

Carole Carr

Carole Carr

British Dance Band Show No. 333 'Broadcast' 14/07/2016 - 28/07/2016

  1. Let's All Go To Mary's House (Conrad, Wood) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eugene Brockman's Dance Orchestra), vocal Sidney Nesbitt. Recorded 19 November 1926. Homochord D1049.
  2. He's My Secret Passion (Valentine, Young) The Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal Queenie Leonard. Recorded 18 September 1930. Columbia CB134.
  3. Around The Corner (Kahn, Kassel) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Nat Lewis and his Dance Band), vocal Bobbie Comber. Recorded 25 September 1930. Broadcast 623.
  4. Auf Wiedersehen My Dear (Hoffman, Goodhart, Nelson, Ager) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in June 1932. Imperial 2707.
  5. In A Shelter From A Shower (Breuer, Whiting, Leveen) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in February 1934. Rex 8124.
  6. Never Mind The Weather (Merrin) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 14 July 1936. Crown 224.
  7. When Did You Leave Heaven? (Bullock, Whiting) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 8 October 1936. Columbia FB1530.
  8. When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South (Openheim, Cleary, Krakeur) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Cab Quaye. Recorded in December 1936. Rex 8942.
  9. You'll Always Be Mine (Feather) George Chisholm and his Jive Five. Recorded 12 October 1938. Decca F7015.
  10. Ding Dong (Vibrollini) (Rollini) Jimmy Leach and his New Organolians. Recorded in April 1940. Columbia FB2916.

Queenie Leonard

Queenie Leonard

British Dance Band Show No. 332 'Broadcast' 30/6/2016 - 14/07/2016

  1. Barcelona (Wallace, Evans) Percival Mackey's Band, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 17 April 1926. Columbia 3963.
  2. Love Lies (Kellard, Clifford) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher, music arrangement by Irving Brodsky. Recorded 18 April 1928. HMV B5467.
  3. Are You Prepared To Be True? (Venning, Marsh) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 9 September 1932. Decca F3152.
  4. Venetian Lady (Damerell, Hargreaves, Evans) Sydney Lipton and his orchestra (as Sidney Raymond and his Commanders, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 7 October 1932. 4 in 1 11-B.
  5. Out In The Cold Again (Koehler, Bloom) Jay Wilbur and his band (as as Lew Sylva and hid band), vocal Eve Becke. Recorded in Oct 1934. Rex 8314.
  6. The Wheel Of The Wagon Is Broken (Box, Cox, Carr) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, vocal Jack Parfitt. Recorded 9 September 1935. Crown 29.
  7. Wood And Ivory (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his orchestra, xylophone Jack Simpson, piano Bert Barnes. Recorded 12 Aug 1936. Decca F6141.
  8. Swing That Music (Gerlach, Armstrong) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 31 March 1937. Parlophone F754.
  9. Don't Let That Moon Get Away (Burke, Monaco) Eddie Carroll and his Music, vocal Gwen Jones. Recorded 8 December 1938. Parlophone F1307.
  10. I Begged Her (Styne, Cahn) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Len Camber. Recorded 20 August 1945. Parlophone F2087.

Gwen Jones

Gwen Jones

British Dance Band Show No. 331 'Broadcast' 16/6/2016 - 30/06/2016

  1. I'm Going Back Again To Old Nebraska (Sissle, Revel) G H Elliott singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in April 1928. Edison Bell Radio 844.
  2. Lovable And Sweet (Clare, Levant) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal Billy Milton. Recorded 23 November 1929. Columbia 5674.
  3. Medley of tunes from 'Words And Music', part 2, Mad About The Boy; Something To Do With Spring; Let's Live Dangerously (Noel Coward) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 14 September 1932. HMV C2463.
  4. I Don't Want To Go To Bed (Lupino, Gay) Rhythm Rascals directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in December 1932. Broadcast Four-Tune 501-B.
  5. It's The Talk Of The Town (Symes, Neiburg, Levison) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal duo Dan Donovan, Phyllis Robins. Recorded 1 September 1933. Rex 8032.
  6. Lovely To Look At (Fields, McHugh, Kern) Radio Serenaders directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal trio The Three Ginx. Recorded 16 August 1935. Crown 5.
  7. The Star And The Rose (Young, Schwartz) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 24 January 1936. HMV BD5026.
  8. A Little Bit Independent (Leslie, Burke) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 10 January 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2009.
  9. This Is The Kiss Of Romance (Parish, Delettre) Henry Hall and his orchestra, vocal Leslie Douglas. Music arrangement and piano Albert Marland. Recorded 24 January 1939. Columbia FB2155.
  10. Sweetheart Will You Remember (Young, Romberg) Jack Leon's Dance Band, vocal by Gloria Kane. Recorded 18 July 1942. ENSA Calling 'London Carries On' MK910.

The Three Ginx

The Three Ginx

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British Dance Band Show No. 330 'Broadcast' 2/6/2016 - 16/06/2016

  1. The Man I Love (George Gershwin) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher, music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded 18 April 1928. HMV B5467.
  2. Me (Irving Berlin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 16 September 1931. HMV B6068.
  3. Alone With My Dreams (Buchanan) Jack Buchanan sings, accompanied by HMV studio band. Recorded 29 October 1931. HMV B4005.
  4. The Night When Love Was Born (Young, Openheim, Baer) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 9 September 1932. Decca F3152.
  5. Dreaming (Flanagan, Connelly) London Piano Accordeon Band directed by Billy Reid, unknown vocal. Recorded 12 November 1932. Regal Zonophone MR842.
  6. Soon (Fitzgerald, Lisbona) Jack Jackson and his orch, vocal Alberta Hunter. Recorded 12 October 1934. HMV B6530.
  7. Medley of tunes from Glamorous Night, part 1 When The Gipsy Played; Shine Through My Dreams; Far Away In Shanty Town (Ivor Novello) Vivian Ellis, piano. Recorded in May 1935. Columbia DB1554.
  8. Jes Natchully Lazy (Stone, Tharpe, Bishop) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 31 March 1937. Parlophone F754.
  9. Daddy (Bob Troup) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Bette Roberts. Recorded 21 September 1941. HMV BD5707.
  10. If This Isn't Love (Harburg, Lane) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Denny Vaughan. Recorded early 1948. Parlophone F2271.

Denny Vaughan

Denny Vaughan

British Dance Band Show No. 329 'Broadcast' 19/05/2016 - 02/06/2016

  1. Sometimes I'm Happy (Caesar, Youmans) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato, Hugo Rignold. Recorded 15 August 1927. HMV B5332.
  2. Louisiana (Razaf, Schafer, Johnson) Allan Selby band as Piccadilly Dance Band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in November 1928. Piccadilly 184.
  3. Bye Bye Blues (Hamm, Bennett, Lown, Gray) Waikiki Serenaders directed by Len Fillis, vocal duo Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded 10 November 1930. Broadcast 644.
  4. Sam Sat With Sophie On The Sofa (Tilsley, Damerell, Hargreaves) Harry Bidgood's Band as Nat Lewis and his dance band, vocal unknown. Recorded 25 September 1930. Broadcast 623.
  5. Medley of tunes from Words And Music, part 1 The Younger Generation; Let's Say Goodbye; Children Of The Ritz; The Party's Over Now; Maggie (Noel Coward) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 14 September 1932. HMV C2463.
  6. You Are My Lucky Star (Freed, Brown) Val Rosing singing, accompanied by studio band. Recorded in November 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1924.
  7. Quicker Than You Can Say Jack Robinson (David, Myers, Wendling) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Mary Lee. Recorded 24 February 1936. HMV BD5026.
  8. Georgia Rockin Chair (Fred Fisher) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Frank Kerslake. Recorded 10 January 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2009.
  9. Good Evenin', Good Lookin' (Whiting, Cavanaugh, Weldon) Henry Hall and his orchestra, vocal Molly Morelle, music arrangement Burton Gillis. Recorded 24 January 1939. Columbia FB2155.
  10. Together (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 14 January 1945. HMV BD5874.

Mary Lee

Mary Lee

British Dance Band Show No. 328 'Broadcast' 05/05/2016 - 19/05/2016

  1. What Did I Tell Ya? (de Sylva, Donaldson) Bert Ralton and his Havana Band. Recorded 10 February 1926. Columbia 3909.
  2. I'm Perfectly Satisfied (Leslie, Gilbert) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal trio Les Allen, Eddie Brandt + 1. Recorded 28 June 1929. Columbia 5465.
  3. You Can't Stop Me From Lovin' You (Nichols, Holiner) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 3 September 1931. HMV B6061.
  4. Lying In The Hay (Roberts, Pepper, Mireille) Rhythm Rascals directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in December 1932. Broadcast Four-Tune 501-B.
  5. I Got Her Off My Hands (Lewis, Young, Phillips) Chick Endor and Charlie Farrell singing, accompanied by a studio band probably directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded in July 1932. Columbia DB901.
  6. Love Was A Song (Dunn, Spoliansky) Teddy Joyce and his Orchestra, vocal Eric Whitley. Recorded 21 March 1935. HMV BD144.
  7. Medley from 'The Man From Follies Bergere' Au Revoir; Rhythm of the Rain; Singing a Happy Song Piano duet Carroll Gibbons and Harry Jacobson, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia DB1534.
  8. Wyoming In The Gloaming (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 22 October 1935. HMV BD293.
  9. I Must Have One More Kiss, Kiss, Kiss (Hoffman, Goodhart, Kurtz) Jack Payne and his band, vocal George Elrick. Recorded 26 October 1939. Decca F7284.
  10. A Little Bit Of Love (Doreen Henry) Jack Wallace and his band, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded in early 1946. Regal Zonophone MR3773.

Anne Lenner

Anne Lenner

British Dance Band Show No. 327 'Broadcast' 21/04/2016 - 05/05/2016

  1. Positively, Absolutely (Does She Love Me) (Coslow, Herbert) Harry Bidgood's Band as Riverside Dance Band, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 16 August 1927. Broadcast 149.
  2. The Man I Love (Ira & George Gershwin) Harry Bidgood's Band, vocal Beth Challis. Recorded 24 April 1928. Broadcast 238.
  3. I'll Never Ask For More (Turk, Ahlert) Harry Hudson's Band as the Plaza Band, vocal Phil Arnold. Recorded in May 1929. Edison Bell Radio 997.
  4. Riding On A Camel (Butler, Wright) Bertini and his band, vocal Bobby Sanders. Recorded in December 1929. Broadcast 496.
  5. Pardon Me, Pretty Baby (Klages, Meskill, Rose) Harry Hudson's band as the Blue Jays, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in June 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1518.
  6. Let's Fall In Love (Koehler, Arlen) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Jack Lorimer and girl. Recorded 19 April 1934. Eclipse 685.
  7. Song Of The Trees (Damerell, Evans) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Orchestra, unknown vocal. Recorded in March 1935. Eclipse 925.
  8. All My Life (Mitchell, Stept) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 14 July 1936. Crown 224.
  9. Temple Block Swing (Daniels, Williams) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 3 March 1939. Parlophone F1419.
  10. I Know Why (Gordon, Warren) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Cyril Shane. Recorded 2 January 1942. HMV BD5730.

Bertini

Bertini

British Dance Band Show No. 326 'Broadcast' 07/04/2016 - 21/04/2016

  1. Shepherd Of The Hills (Nicholls) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Chappie d'Amato. Recorded 11 February 1927. HMV B5207.
  2. Sweet Sue - Just You (Harris, Young) The Plaza Band directed by Harry Hudson, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 24 January 1929. Edison Bell Radio 926.
  3. Medley from Viennese Nights, part 1 Here We Are; Ja Ja Ja; You Will Remember Vienna (Hammerstein, Romberg) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Ned Fox's Film Fans), vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 22 July 1931. Broadcast 727.
  4. Medley from Viennese Nights, part 2 I Bring A Love Song; I'm Lonely; Regimental March and Finale (Hammerstein, Romberg) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Ned Fox's Film Fans), vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 22 July 1931. Broadcast 727.
  5. You Are Too Beautiful (Hart, Rodgers) George Scott Wood and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 22 May 1933. Regal Zonophone MR919.
  6. He Wooed Her, And Wooed Her And Wooed Her (Lupus, Harrington) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by musicians from the Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded in June 1935. Decca F5586.
  7. Let's Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Ronnie Hill. Recorded 1 May 1936. Crown 187.
  8. It's A Long Long Way To Your Heart (Pola, Brandt) Sidney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 13 January 1938. Decca F6608.
  9. All Is Not Gold That Jitters (Chisholm) George Chisholm and his Orchestra. Recorded 23 May 1944. Decca F8507.
  10. Cuanto Le Gusta (Gilbert, Ruiz) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Elizabeth Batey and the Loss Chords. Recorded in 1948. HMV BD6030.

Elizabeth Batey

Elizabeth Batey

British Dance Band Show No. 325 'Broadcast' 24/03/2016 - 07/04/2016

  1. If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie (de Sylva) Percival Mackey's band. Recorded in July 1925. Columbia 3729.
  2. Clonk-er-ty-Clonk (Sarony) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with unknown vocals. Recorded 19 July 1927. HMV B5321.
  3. Louise (Robins, Whiting) Maurice Elwin and Cavan O'Connor singing, as Solemn & Gay, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded 30 August 1929. Zonophone 5428.
  4. Good Evening (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded in June 1932. Imperial 2707.
  5. Wanderer (Flanagan, Allen, Connelly) London Piano Accordeon Band directed by Billy Reid, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 12 November 1932. Regal Zonophone MR842.
  6. Prairie Schooner (Edgar, Comer) Teddy Joyce and his Orchestra, vocal Eric Whitley. Recorded 21 March 1935. HMV BD144.
  7. Life Without You (Adams) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by Charles B Smart, Wurlitzer organ. Recorded 28 November 1936. Crown 301.
  8. Once In A While (Edwards, Green) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 18 February 1938. Rex 9248.
  9. Crazy Blues (Bradford) Joe Daniels' Hotshots. Recorded 20 August 1940. Parlophone F1776.
  10. Can't Get Out Of This Mood (Loesser, McHugh) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 15 February 1943. Columbia FB2908.

Teddy Joyce

Teddy Joyce

British Dance Band Show No. 324 'Broadcast' 10/03/2016 - 24/03/2016

  1. Headin' For Louisville (de Sylva, Meyer) Bert Ralton and his Havana Band. Recorded 10 February 1926. Columbia 3909.
  2. The Magic Violin (Nicholls) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 21 September 1928. HMV B5544.
  3. We'll Build A Little World Of Our Own (Brookman, Hanley) Harry Bidgood's Band, as Nat Lewis'Dance Band, vocal Lou Abelardo. Recorded 26 April 1930. Unison/Broadcast 556.
  4. Gone For Ever (Mendoza) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly and chorus. Recorded 10 June 1932. Decca F3029.
  5. Medley from 'Tell Her The Truth' Sing Brothers; Happy The Day; Hoch! Caroline; That's Fine (Waller, Tunbridge) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 24 June 1932. HMV C2439.
  6. Hand In Hand (Hammerstein II, Kern) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 28 March 1934. Columbia CB738.
  7. You've Got To Blow Your Own Trumpet (Ritz, Carlton) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded in December 1936. Rex 8942.
  8. On The Outside Looking In (Michael Carr) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 21 July 1939. HMV BD5510.
  9. Sentimental Interlude (Roy, Rogers, Green) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Dorothy Morrow and Three In Harmony. Recorded 2 January 1942. HMV BD5730.
  10. No Can Do (Tobias, Simon) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, vocal Edmundo Ros. Recorded in October 1945. Decca F8598.

Alan Breeze

Alan Breeze

British Dance Band Show No. 323 'Broadcast' 25/02/2016 - 10/03/2016

  1. Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mamma Can Do (Mills, Dubin, Fain) Hannan Dance Band directed by Stan Greening. Recorded in April 1925. Columbia 3656.
  2. Just Once Again (Donaldson, Ash) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato, Hugo Rignold. Claude Ivy plays the Wurlitzer at the New Gallery Cinema. Recorded 11 November 1927. HMV B5390.
  3. Dream Kisses (Yellen, Jerome) Debroy Somers Band, vocal unknown. Recorded 28 November 1927. Columbia 4729.
  4. I Want A Man (Leslie Rome) Betty Bolton singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded around November 1931. Imperial 2598.
  5. The Old Man Of The Mountain (Young, Brown) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 28 September 1932. 4 in 1 11-A.
  6. Milenburg Joys (Ropollo, Mares, Morton, arr. Rose) Lew Stone and his band. Recorded 16 March 1934. Decca F3953.
  7. Gosh, I've Got A Broken Heart (Ursell, Seeley, Evans) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, vocal Jimmy Miller. Recorded 9 September 1935. Crown 29.
  8. From 'Over She Goes' - selection part 2 Mine's A Hopeless Case; Over She Goes; Turn On The Taps (Mayerl) Billy Mayerl, piano solo. Recorded in August 1936. Columbia FB1498.
  9. Little Drummer Boy (Noel, Pelosi) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Helen Clare. Recorded 18 February 1938. Rex 9248.
  10. My Beautiful Sarie Marais (Carr, Connor) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 12 January 1945. HMV BD5874.

Sam Browne

Sam Browne

British Dance Band Show No. 322 'Broadcast' 11/02/2016 - 25/02/2016

  1. Floating Through The Air (Marks) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 17 October 1927. HMV B5380.
  2. Broadway Melody (Freed, Brown) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Harry Hudson. Recorded 16 May 1929. Edison Bell Radio 969.
  3. Honeymoon Lane (Moll, Dowling, Hanley) Hal Swain and his band, vocal Hal Swain and Jack Plant. Recorded around November 1931. Imperial 2581.
  4. Lullaby Of The Leaves (Young, Petkere) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly and chorus. Recorded 10 June 1932. Decca F3029.
  5. Vladivostock (Austin, Box) Syd Roy and his RKOlians, vocal Bill Currie. Recorded 1 August 1933. Eclipse 485.
  6. Mama, I Long For A Sweetheart (Raven, Collazo arr. Paul Hill) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanaid by studio orchestra. Recorded in June 1935. Decca F5586.
  7. From 'Over She Goes' - selection part 1 County Wedding; The Dance Goes On; I Breathe On Windows (Mayerl) Billy Mayerl, piano solo. Recorded in August 1936. Columbia FB1498.
  8. West End Blues (Joe 'King' Oliver) Joe Paradise and his Music directed by Phil Green, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 5 December 1935. Parlophone F427.
  9. FDR Jones (Harold J. Rome) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal George Evans. Recorded 21 July 1939. HMV BD5510.
  10. You Are My Sunshine (Davis, Mitchell) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 5 March 1942. Decca F8105.

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

British Dance Band Show No. 321 'Broadcast' 28/01/2016 - 11/02/2016

  1. Rock-A-Bye Baby (Leslie, Nicholls) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 19 September 1928. HMV B5544.
  2. While The Sahara Sleeps (Stamper, Nicholls) Percival Mackey's Band, unknown vocal. Recorded 22 November 1926. Columbia 4151.
  3. What's Gonna Happen To Me? (Gottler, Nicholls) Jack & Jill (Maurice Elwin & Eve Becke) singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded around Dec 1931. Zonophone 6029.
  4. Goodnight Vienna (Marvell, Posford) Jack Plant sings (as Jack Gordon) accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in March 1932. Imperial 2682.
  5. Shut The Door (They're Coming Through The Window) (Mann, Ives, Howard, Kern) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Sid Buckman and others. Recorded 4 February 1934. Decca F3881.
  6. Heads Or Tails (Ilda, Carr) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Clem Stevens. Recorded 22 October 1935. HMV BD293.
  7. Mozeltov (traditional) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 11 January 1938. Decca F6604.
  8. Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 8 May 1939. Columbia FB2451.
  9. Cheerio, I'll Be Seeing You (Terry, Thompson) Jack Payne and his band, vocal George Elrick and Jack Payne. Recorded 26 October 1939. Decca F7284.
  10. The Parrot On The Fortune Teller's Hat (Zequinha Abreu) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band. Recorded in December 1945. Decca F8598.

Danny Polo

Danny Polo

Listen to the Dance Band Shows

British Dance Band Show No. 320 'Broadcast' 14/01/2016 - 28/01/2016

  1. Once In A Blue Moon (Douglas Brownsmith, as Carl Lang) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 2 September 1927. HMV B5386.
  2. Old Man Sunshine (Dixon, Warren) Harry Hudson's studio band as The Plaza Band, vocal possibly Billy Elliott. Recorded 8 February 1929. Edison Bell Radio 939.
  3. Medley of tunes from 'Bow Bells', part 1 Mona Lisa; Builder Of Dreams; All Roads Lead To Bow Bells (Carter, Hamilton, Sullivan) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 6 January 1932. HMV C2342.
  4. Medley of tunes from 'Bow Bells', part 2 Watching The Hours Pass By; Love Keeps Out Of The Rain; Break Down and Weep (Carter, Hamilton, Sullivan) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 6 January 1932. HMV C2342.
  5. Put That Sun Back In The Sky (Kahal, Meyer) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 19 May 1932. Decca F3015.
  6. Holiday Express (Maccaffer) Teddy Joyce and his orchestra. Recorded 20 December 1934. HMV B8273.
  7. Body And Soul (Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green) Joe Paradise and his Music directed by Phil Green, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 5 December 1935. Parlophone F427.
  8. Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (Mercer, Whiting) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 15 November 1938. Rex 9422.
  9. As Time Goes By (Hupfeld) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 18 March 1943. Columbia FB2913.
  10. The World Belongs To You Little Man (Travers, Pelosi) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded in 1946. Columbia FB3282.

Marjorie Stedeford

Marjorie Stedeford

British Dance Band Show No. 319 'Broadcast' 01/01/2016 - 15/01/2016

  1. You've Got Those Wanna Go Back Again Blues (Turk, Handman) Fred Douglas singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Stan Greening. Recorded in May 1926. Regal G8614.
  2. Yale Blues (Vivian Ellis) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 30 September 1927. HMV B5369.
  3. Painting The Clouds With Sunshine (Dubin, Burke) Radio Rhythm Boys directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in December 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1297.
  4. He Was A Handsome Young Soldier (Pola, Carr) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 20 October 1933. Decca F3715.
  5. I'll Always Be True (Connelly, Benatzky) Jack Plant sings (as Jack Gordon) accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in March 1932. Imperial 2682.
  6. It's Easy To Remember; Soon; Down By The River (Hart, Rodgers) Carroll Gibbons and Harry Jacobson, pianos, Anne Lenner singing. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia DB1534.
  7. In A Little French Casino (Sherman, Silver) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 18 June 1937. Decca F6433.
  8. Let That Be A Lesson To You; I've Hitched My Wagon To A Star, tunes from the film 'Hollywood Hotel' (Mercer, Whiting) Louis Levy and his orchestra, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded in April 1938. HMV BD542.
  9. The Gypsy (Billy Reid) Jack Payne with his Orchestra, vocal Jane Lee. Recorded 10 July 1945. HMV BD5894.
  10. Washington Whirligig (Gibson) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded in 1946. HMV BD5932.

Jack Plant

Jack Plant

British Dance Band Show No. 318 'Broadcast' 17/12/2015 - 31/12/2015

  1. Part 1 of Savoy Christmas Medley (foxtrot) Debroy Somer Band, vocal quartet led by John Thorne. Music arrangement Debroy Somers. Recorded 17 September 1929. Columbia 5441/FB2813.
  2. Part 2 of Savoy Christmas Medley (one-step) Debroy Somer Band, vocal quartet led by John Thorne. Music arrangement Debroy Somers. Recorded 17 September 1929. Columbia 5441/FB2813.
  3. Say A Little Prayer For Me (Gilbert, Nicholls) Al Vocale and his Crooners directed by Len Fillis, vocal Les Allen and Al Bowlly. Recorded around August 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1416.
  4. Holding My Honey's Hand (Bernie, Coering, Hirsch) Sydney Lipton and his orchestra (as Sidney Raymond and his Commanders), vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 7 October 1932. 4 in 1 11-B.
  5. Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op 3 No 2 (Rachmaninov arr. Busby) Teddy Joyce and his orchestra, piano and music arrangement by Bob Busby. Recorded 20 December 1934. HMV B8273.
  6. On Treasure Island (Leslie, Burke) Val Rosing singing, accompanied by studio orchestra. Recorded in November 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1924.
  7. Swing Is In The Air (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 24 March 1937. Decca F6387.
  8. Change Partners (Irving Berlin) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 15 November 1938. Rex 9422.
  9. Pony Express (Eric Winstone) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 25 October 1943. Decca F8377.
  10. I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus (Rogers, Williams) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by Rae Jenkins Quartet. Recorded 22 November 1939. Decca F7324.

Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn

British Dance Band Show No. 317 'Broadcast' 3/12/2015 - 17/12/2015

  1. My Girl's Got Long Hair (Rule, McGhee) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 6 January 1926. HMV B5016.
  2. I Ain't Never Been Kissed (Leslie, Gilbert) Ray Starita and his Ambasadors Band, vocal Phil Arnold. Recorded 2 March 1929. Columbia 5304.
  3. Turn On The Heat (De Sylva , Brown, Henderson) Alfredo and his band, vocal Joe Leigh. Recorded in January 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1299.
  4. Now Listen To The Band - medley of popular tunes, The Daily Herald Switch part 1. Jack Hylton and his orchestra, compered by Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 29 July 1932. Decca F3075.
  5. Now Listen To The Band - medley of popular tunes, The Daily Herald Switch part 2. Jack Hylton and his orchestra, compered by Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 29 July 1932. Decca F3075.
  6. Star Dust (Parish, Carmichael) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 27 June 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1771.
  7. They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 18 June 1937. Decca F6425.
  8. Hooray For Hollywood; Silouetted In The Moonlight, tunes from the film 'Hollywood Hotel' (Mercer, Whiting) Louis Levy and his orchestra, vocal Eve Becke. Recorded in April 1938. HMV BD542.
  9. Just For A While (Otto Geiger) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 9 July 1943. Columbia FB2948.
  10. Poinciana (Bernier, Simon) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal Len Camber and chorus. Recorded 10 May 1944. Parlophone F2024.

Len Camber

Len Camber

British Dance Band Show No. 316 'Broadcast' 19/11/2015 - 02/12/2015

  1. Hallelujah (Robin, Grey, Youmans) Geoffrey Gelder & His Kettner's Five, vocal The Ramblers (Maurice Elwin + 3). Recorded 3 October 1927. Regal G8989.
  2. Jericho; You're My Silver Lining Of Love; Jus' Keepin' On Pantomime Hits - Selection part 1 (Robin, Myers; Alexander Phillips; Rose) Philip Lewis and his orchestra (directed by Arthur Lally), vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 27 November 1929. Decca F1585.
  3. Sleepy Valley; Little Mother Of My Dreams; Because I'm Fond Of You Pantomime Hits - Selection part 2 (Sterling, Hanley) Philip Lewis and his orchestra (directed by Arthur Lally), vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 27 November 1929. Decca F1585.
  4. Living In Clover (Posford) Jack Buchanan sings, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Bert Thomas guitar. Recorded in January 1932. HMV B4083.
  5. Little Valley In The Mountains (Kennedy, Dvoracek) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal chorus. Recorded in September 1934. Rex 8252.
  6. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by The Radio Three (Kay Cavendish, Joy Worth, Ann Canning). Recorded in November 1935. Rex 8669.
  7. So Many Memories (Woods) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 28 December 1937. Rex 9220.
  8. Don't Try Your Jive On Me (Feather, Sampson) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 11 January 1938. Decca F6604.
  9. Better Not Roll Those Blue, Blue Eyes (Goodhart, Twomey) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 19 June 1943. Decca F8327.
  10. Opus No 1 (Sy Oliver) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded in 1946. HMV BD5932.

Jack Buchanan

Jack Buchanan

British Dance Band Show No. 315 'Broadcast' 5/11/2015 - 19/11/2015

  1. (I'm Going Back To) Himazas (Austin) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Hugo Rignold, Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 15 August 1927. HMV B5321.
  2. Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me (Dubin, Burke) Radio Rhythm Boys directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in December 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1297.
  3. You Can't Stop Me From Lovin' You (Holiner, Nichols) Betty Bolton singing, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded around November 1931. Imperial 2598.
  4. Sweetheart Darlin' (Kahn, Stothart) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in July 1933. Rex 8001.
  5. The Moon Was Yellow (Leslie, Ahlert) Geraldo and his Sweet Music, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 8 January 1935. Columbia FB1006.
  6. When You Grow Up Little Lady (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Gracie Fields singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Fred Hartley. Recorded in September 1935. Rex 8599.
  7. Just As Long As The World Goes Round And Around (Woods) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jackie Hunter. Recorded 18 October 1935. HMV BD292.
  8. Why Talk About Love? (Mitchell, Pollack) Bram Martin and his band, vocal Gene Crowley. Recorded 11 February 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2696.
  9. If I Had My Way (Klein, Kendis) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 26 November 1943. Decca F8389.
  10. Doggin' Around (Evans, Battle) Lou Preager and his Orchestra. Recorded 5 June 1945. Columbia FB3129.

Gene Crowley

Gene Crowley

British Dance Band Show No. 314 'Broadcast' 22/10/2015 - 05/11/2015

  1. Miss Annabelle Lee (Clare, Pollack) Stan Greening's Band (as Lido Dance Orchestra), vocal Eddie Morris. Recorded 13 December 1927. Regal G9048.
  2. Moonlit Waters (Friend, Brown) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 30 September 1927. HMV B5369.
  3. Sittin On A Five-Barred Gate (Hargreaves, Damerell) John Thorne singing (as Chris Hall), with Harry Hudson's Melody Men. Recorded 31 December 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1449.
  4. Under A Texas Moon (Perkins) Georges Metaxa singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded in June 1930. HMV B3495.
  5. Shuffle Off To Buffalo (Harry Warren) Carroll Gibbons and His Boyfriends. Recorded 2 April 1933. Columbia DB1137.
  6. Getting Around And About (Carr, Ilda) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia FB1042.
  7. Taking A Stroll Around The Park (Erard) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne, Clive Erard and Max Bacon. Recorded 24 March 1937. Decca F6387.
  8. I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams (Monaco, Burke) Brian Lawrance and his orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded in December 1938. Rex 9447.
  9. Primrose Hill (Chester, Morris & Lynton) Billy Thorburn's The Organ, The Dance Band And Me, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded maybe June 1946. Parlophone F2164.
  10. Southern Fried (Leonard, Gulliver, Ross) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 13 November 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3408.

Georges Metaxa

Georges Metaxa

British Dance Band Show No. 313 'Broadcast' 08/10/2015 - 22/10/2015

  1. Dog On The Piano (Shapiro) Devonshire Restaurant Orchestra directed by Bert Firman, piano John Firman. Recorded 20 September 1927. Zonophone 5059.
  2. Watching For A Bluebird (Carlton) Billy Elliott singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in July 1928. Edison Bell Winner 4843.
  3. Sunny Side Up; If I Had A Talking Picture Of You (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Rhythm Maniacs directed by Arthur Lally, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 8 January 1930. Decca F1611, side 1.
  4. You've Got Me Pickin' Petals Off O' Daisies; I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All?; Turn On The Heat (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Rhythm Maniacs directed by Arthur Lally, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 8 January 1930. Decca F1611, side 2.
  5. A Couple Of Fools In Love (Valetine, Johns, Broones) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 20 June 1933. HMV B6366.
  6. Ole Faithful (Carr, Kennedy) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in October 1934. Rex 8301.
  7. Hot Pie No 3 Part 2: It Had To Be You; Tea For Two; Sleepytime Gal (Isham Jones; Vincent Youmans; Richard Whiting) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 13 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1909.
  8. I Got Love (Williams, Waller) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 13 January 1939. Decca F6925.
  9. The Twilight Waltz (Heneker, Sherwin) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, violin Alfredo Campoli. Recorded 9 October 1942. Columbia FB2865.
  10. Three Little Sisters (Taylor, Mizzy) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocals by Beryl Davis, Georgina, Doreen Villiers, George Evans, Len Camber. Recorded 17 August 1942. Parlophone F1937.

Maurice Elwin

Maurice Elwin

British Dance Band Show No. 312 'Broadcast' 24/09/2015 - 08/10/2015

  1. I'm Telling The Birds, Telling The Bees, How I Love You (Brown, Friend) Fred Douglas singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Stan Greening. Recorded in May 1927. Regal G8866.
  2. Hallelujah (Robin, Grey, Youmans) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato, Hugo Rignold. Recorded 15 August 1927. HMV B5332.
  3. Kiss Me Goodnight (Gottler, Nicholls) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 25 September 1931. Columbia CB358.
  4. Peter, Peter (Woods, Campbell, Connelly) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 21 June 1933. Regal Zonophone MR961.
  5. Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (Anna Sosenko) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, vocal by Hildegarde. Recorded 20 May 1935. Columbia DB1556.
  6. Is It True What They Say About Dixie? (Caesar, Lerner, Marks) Harry Leader and his band (as Wally Bishop and his orchestra), with a vocal trio. Recorded 2 June 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2128.
  7. Madam, The Cow Is In The Clover (Carr) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Leslie Carew. Recorded 3 February 1937. Decca F6327.
  8. Rosetta (Hines) George Chisholm and his Jive Five. Recorded 12 October 1938. Decca F7015.
  9. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Maschwitz, Sherwin) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Paula Green. Recorded 17 July 1940. HMV BD5608.
  10. Chico Chico From Porto Rico (Adamson, McHugh) Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band, vocal Edmundo Ros. Recorded in December 1945. Decca F8608.

Paula Green

Paula Green

British Dance Band Show No. 311 'Broadcast' 10/09/2015 - 24/09/2015

  1. The Two Of Us (Phillips, Campbell, Connelly) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 22 January 1926. HMV B5002.
  2. What A Wonderful Wedding That Will Be (Kahal, Wheeler, Fain) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal Hal Swain, organ Oliphant Chuckerbutty. Recorded 21 November 1928. Regal G9238.
  3. Waiting For That Thing Called Happiness (Wendell, Mayhew) Al Vocalé and his Crooners directed by Len Fillis, vocal Les Allen, Al Bowlly and another. Recorded in October 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1416.
  4. Round The Marble Arch (Gay, Butler) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Al Conway and his orchestra), vocal George Buck. Recorded 26 May 1932. Mayfair G2161.
  5. You'll Never Realise (Hanley, Mills) Billy Scott-Coomber singing (as Malcolm Desmond), accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded ~ January 1934. Eclipse 618.
  6. When You Grow Up Little Lady (Butler, Damerall, Evans) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Joe Ferrie. Recorded 12 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1872.
  7. On The Isle Of Kitchymiboko (Pola, Chase) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 3 February 1937. Decca F6327.
  8. Until You Fall In Love (Carr, Popplewell) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 9 October 1940. Rex 9871.
  9. Light Cavalry (Suppé) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 16 February 1942. Regal Zonophone MR 3614.
  10. You Always Hurt The One You Love (Fisher, Roberts) The Organ, The Dance Band And Me directed from the piano by Billy Thorburn, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded around June 1946. Parlophone F2164.

Rita Williams

Rita Williams

Listen to the Dance Band Shows

British Dance Band Show No. 310 'Broadcast' 27/08/2015 - 10/09/2015

  1. Bye, Bye, Pretty Baby (Gardiner, Hamilton) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. Recorded 31 August 1927. HMV B5348.
  2. She Loves That Melody (Mendelssohn) Billy Whitlock, bell solo, with vocal Bobby Sanders, accompanied by band directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded ~ Oct 1928. Unison 311.
  3. There's A Rainbow Round My Shoulder (Jolson, Dreyer, Rose) The Plaza Band directed by Harry Hudson, vocal possibly Billy Elliott. Recorded 8 February 1929. Edison Bell Radio 939.
  4. The Longer That You Linger In Virginia (Macdonald, Donaldson) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal by the The Maestros. Recorded 4 October 1931. Regal MR497.
  5. Memories Of The May Fair part 2 When Day Is Done; Japanese Dream; Just One More Chanve; Goopy Geer; Stardust Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 5 October 1933. Decca F6239.
  6. Black Coffee (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 10 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1864.
  7. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie (Mayhew) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 12 September 1936. HMV BD5107.
  8. One Song (Morey, Churchill) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 25 March 1938. Columbia FB1935.
  9. I Never Mention Your Name, Oh No (Kent, Davis, George) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 26 November 1943. Decca F8389.
  10. Dengozo (Ernesto Nazareth) Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band. Recorded in October 1945. Decca F8608.

Billy Whitlock

Billy Whitlock

British Dance Band Show No. 309 'Broadcast' 13/08/2015 - 27/08/2015

  1. Since Tommy Atkins Taught The Chinese How To Charleston (Campbell, Connelly) Fred Douglas singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Stan Greening. Recorded in May 1927. Regal G8866.
  2. I'm Just In The Mood Tonight (Leslie, Nicholls) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal trio Eddie Brandt, Les Allen + ?. Recorded 28 June 1929. Columbia 5483.
  3. Selection from The Millionaire Kid, part 1, Life Is Meant For Love; Thank You Most Sincerely; I've Caught It; I'd Be Lost Without You; Once A Devonish (Eyton, Mayerl) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 14 May 1931. HMV C2231.
  4. Selection from The Millionaire Kid, part 2, Dance The Polka Again; Devonshire; Thank You Most Sincerely (Eyton, Mayerl) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 14 May 1931. HMV C2231.
  5. When Work Is Through (Sherman) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 17 June 1932. Decca F3039.
  6. He Kissed Maggie, Maggie Kissed Him Back (Evans, Butler, Damerell) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jack Jackson and Jackie Hunter. Recorded 18 October 1935. HMV BD292.
  7. Day Dreaming (Warren, Mercer) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Vera Lynn. Recorded 13 January 1939. Decca F6925.
  8. You Say The Sweetest Things (Gordon, Warren) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 4 March 1941. Columbia FB2593.
  9. Let's Get Lost (McHugh, Loesser) Adelaide Hall singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in February 1943. Decca F8292.
  10. Open Your Heart (Oliviero, May) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded in 1955. HMV BD6190.

Al Starita

Al Starita

British Dance Band Show No. 308 'Broadcast' 30/07/2015 - 13/08/2015

  1. Doo-Wacka-Doo (Gaskill, Donaldson, Horther) Stan Greening's Band, as Corona Dance Orchestra. Recorded in February 1925. Regal G8330.
  2. My Little Bunch Of Happiness (Davis, Akst) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Billy Ternent, Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 3 April 1927. HMV B5291.
  3. Handsome Gigolo (Keyes, Casucci) Georges Metaxa singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded in June 1930. HMV B3495.
  4. Little Girl (Hyde, Henry) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 25 September 1931. Regal MR497.
  5. There's No More You Can Say (Carter, Delettre) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by studio orchestra. Recorded 31 October 1934. Decca F5288.
  6. Dreaming (Flanagan, Connelly) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Flanagan and Allen, music arrangement Peter Yorke. Recorded 4 November 1932. Columbia CB530.
  7. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (Leonard) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 29 November 1935. Parlophone F352.
  8. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (Gershwin, Gershwin) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and Evelyn Dall. Recorded 18 June 1937. Decca F6425.
  9. We Both Told A Lie (Noel, Mesene) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Ronnie O'Dell. Recorded 26 November 1941. HMV BD5722.
  10. I Was Watching A Man Paint A Fence (Pease, Nelson, Goodhart) Geraldo and the Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocal George Evans, flute Geoffrey Gilbert. Recorded 29 June 1940. Parlophone F1752.

Geoffrey Gilbert

Geoffrey Gilbert
(aged about 15 years)

British Dance Band Show No. 307 'Broadcast' 16/07/2015 - 30/07/2015

  1. You've Got Those Wanna Go Back Again Blues (Turk, Handman) Jay Whidden and his New Midnight Follies Band, vocal Jay Whidden. Recorded in June 1926. Columbia 4010.
  2. Sometimes I'm Happy (Caesar, Youmans) Geoffrey Gelder & His Kettner's Five, vocal by The Ramblers (Maurice Elwin, Bert D'Arcy, Hal Vidler, Sdney Wilson). Recorded 3 October 1927. Regal G8989.
  3. The Song Of Songs (Moya - Harold Archdall Vicars) Albert Sandler and his Grand Hotel (Eastbourne) Orchestra. Recorded in March 1931. Columbia DB469.
  4. Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 21 November 1932. HMV B6279.
  5. Night And Day (Cole Porter) Bertini and his Tower Blackpool Orchestra, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 10 September 1933. Eclipse 547.
  6. The House Where I Was Born (de Sylva, Caesar, Carroll) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 20 May 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1732.
  7. No More (Herbert, Brodszky) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5156.
  8. Georgia's Got A Moon (Nesbitt, Nesbitt) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 28 November 1938. Decca F6891.
  9. A Man And His Drum (Dorsey, Camarata) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 30 May 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3540.
  10. Don't Sweetheart Me (Friend, Tobias) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Sally Douglas. Recorded 13 September 1944. Parlophone F2040.

Jay Whidden

Jay Whidden

British Dance Band Show No. 306 'Broadcast' 03/07/2015 - 16/07/2015

  1. Thanks For The Buggy Ride (Buffano) Percival Mackey's Band, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 17 April 1926. Columbia 3963.
  2. Rhythm Is The Thing (Young, Raitz, Lynton) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 25 February 1927. HMV B5207.
  3. There's A Good Time Coming (Butler, Wallace) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne, Bob Manning, and Bob Busby. Recorded 17 September 1930. Columbia CB132.
  4. Five Minutes To Twelve (Maurice, Summers, Marlow) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Al Conway and his orchestra), vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 26 May 1932. Mayfair G2161.
  5. I'm Hitchin My Wagon To You (Carter, Gay) Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Phyllis Robins. Recorded 22 November 1933. Columbia CB687.
  6. Darktown Strutters' Ball (Brooks) Brian Lawrance and his Sextet, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 14 November 1935. Rex 9398.
  7. Any Broken Hearts To Mend? (Long) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 24 November 1938. Rex 9444.
  8. I've Got My Eyes On You (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 24 May 1940. Columbia FB2451.
  9. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen (Irving Berlin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Rex Eaton. Recorded 24 September 1943. Decca F8359.
  10. Piano Medley D77 I'll Close My Eyes; My Heart Is Dancing With You; Till The End Of Time (Billy Reid; Gilbert, Ilda) Charlie Kunz at the piano, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded around January 1946. Decca F8594.

Charlie Kunz

Charlie Kunz

British Dance Band Show No. 305 'Broadcast' 18/06/2015 - 02/07/2015

  1. She Don't Wanna (Yellen, Ager) Lido Dance Orchestra directed by Stan Greening, vocal Eddie Morris. Recorded 13 December 1927. Regal G9048.
  2. With My Guitar and You (Harris, Heyman, Snyder) Waikiki Serenaders directed by Len Fillis, vocal Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded 10 November 1930. Broadcast 643.
  3. Twilight Waltz (Kennedy, Dobson) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 22 August 1931. Columbia CB339.
  4. How Can You Say No? (Dubin, Kahal, Burke) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 19 December 1932. Regal Zonophone MR788.
  5. Who Made Little Boy Blue? (Wayne, George) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded 31 October 1934. Decca F5288.
  6. Lonely Feet (Hammerstein, Kern) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 15 April 1934. Parlophone R1817.
  7. Turn Your Face To The Sun (Hassall, Tennent) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jack Jackson and a girl. Recorded 14 August 1935. HMV BD207.
  8. Sing Something In The Morning (Herbert, Brodszky) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5156.
  9. Avalon (Jolson, Rose) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 28 September 1937. Parlophone F951.
  10. It's A Small World (Purcell, Posford) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Ronnie O'Dell. Recorded 26 November 1941. HMV BD5722.

Cyril Grantham

Cyril Grantham

British Dance Band Show No. 304 'Broadcast' 04/06/2015 - 18/06/2015

  1. What Did I Tell Ya? (De Sylva, Donaldson) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 11 February 1926. HMV B5011.
  2. Does She Love Me? (Positively, Absolutely) (Coslow, Herbert) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Billy Ternent and Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 3 April 1927. HMV B5291.
  3. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Kahn, Donaldson) Harry Hudson's Band as the Radio Melody Boys, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded November 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1423.
  4. I'm In The Market For You (McCarthy, Hanley) Aida Sharaf singing, accompanied by the Hollywood Rhythm Four. Recorded June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1369.
  5. Ali Baba's Camel (Noel Gay) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne and the band. Recorded 26 October 1931. Columbia CB383.
  6. Wagon Wheels (Hill, de Rose) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 16 February 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1257.
  7. The Girl With The Dreamy Eyes (Pola, Carr) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Tiny Winters and chorus. Recorded 10 April 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1677.
  8. There Goes My Attraction (Neiburg, Levinson, Bunch) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Stella Moya? Recorded 18 January 1937. Parlophone F700.
  9. Sometimes (Kahn, Lombardo) Oscar Rabin's Band, vocal Diane. Recorded 24 April 1942. Decca F8124.
  10. Deed I Do (Hirsch, Rose) Geraldo and his orchestra. Recorded 13 September 1944. Parlophone F2041.

Oscar Rabin

Oscar Rabin

British Dance Band Show No. 303 'Broadcast' 21/05/2015 - 04/06/2015

  1. Is She My Girl Friend? (Yellen, Ager) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, vocal trio probably Al, Ray and Rudy Starita. Recorded 19 November 1927. Columbia 4640.
  2. You Won't See Me If I See You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) The Sylvians directed by Howard Jacobs. Recorded 12 October 1927. HMV B5386.
  3. When The Moon Comes Over the Mountains (Johnson, Woods) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Lew Sylva's band), vocal Cavan O'Connor + 1, Madame Tussaud's Cinema Organ played by Edward O'Henry. Recorded 15 July 1931. Broadcast 735.
  4. Here's To The Next Time (Lawrence, Hall) Henry Hall directing the New BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Val Rosing, music arrangement Tony Lowry. Recorded 30 March 1932. Columbia CB439.
  5. In My Little Bottom Drawer (Haines, Harper) Phyllis Robins comedienne, accompanied by studio orchestra. Recorded in October 1934. Rex 8319.
  6. She Fell For A Feller From Oopsala (Butler, Strong) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Fred Latham. Recorded 8 February 1935. HMV BD124.
  7. Hot Pie No 3 Part 1, medley of Limehouse Blues; Annabelle Lee; Everybody Loves My Baby; You Rascal You; Shine Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 13 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1909.
  8. I Shall Always Remember You Smiling (Parker, Charles) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Peter Williams. Recorded 25 February 1939. Rex 9504.
  9. Tonight My Heart Will Sing The Sweetest Song Of Them All (Rosen, Henderson) The Organ, the Dance Band & Me directed by Billy Thorburn, vocal Helen Clare, organ H Robinson Cleaver. Recorded 19 June 1941. Parlophone F1856.
  10. My Heart Is Dancing With You (Smith, Gilbert, Ilda) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Pat McCormack. Recorded 15 November 1945. HMV BD5911.

Fred Latham

Fred Latham

British Dance Band Show No. 302 'Broadcast' 07/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

  1. Bah, Bah, Bah, Bartholomew (Melcliffe, King) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 22 January 1926. HMV B5002.
  2. I'm Looking Over A Four-Leafed Clover (Dixon, Woods) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, Claude Ivy organ. Recorded 5 May 1927. HMV B5267.
  3. If I Ever Lost You (Payne, Busby) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 27 August 1931. Columbia CB383.
  4. Somebody Loves You (Tobias, de Rose) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 16 April 1932. Columbia CB458.
  5. Nagasaki (Dixon, Warren) Lew Stone and his Band, vocal Nat Gonella, music arrangement by Lew Stone and Con Lamprecht. Recorded 24 October 1933. Decca F3821.
  6. Save A Rainy Day For Me (Collins, Fields, Marks) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 29 November 1935. Parlophone F352.
  7. Animal Crackers (Koehler, Caesar, Henderson) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, vocal Ennis Hylton. Recorded 11 February 1936. Crown 134.
  8. A Picture Of My Irish Home (Royce, Arden, Kennedy) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 2 September 1937. Parlophone F877.
  9. The World Is Waiting On The Sunrise (Lockhart, Seitz) Monte Rey singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded in April 1941. Columbia FB2615.
  10. My Devotion (Hillman, Napton) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 10 December 1942. Decca F8246.

Ennis Hylton

Ennis Hylton

British Dance Band Show No. 301 'Broadcast' 23/04/2015 - 07/05/2015

  1. The Hylton Medley My Old Shako; Up From Somerset; Down The Vale; The Trumpeter (Henri Trotere; Wilfred Sanderson; Frank Moir; Airlie Dix) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. Recorded 2 October 1925. HMV B2143.
  2. Tie A String Around Your Finger (Youmans) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 26 September 1925. HMV B2143.
  3. Pigtail Alley (Eckersley) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 9 February 1926. HMV B5011.
  4. Dear! Dear! (Hart, Rodgers) Jock McDermott and his New Carlton Players, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded December 1930. Piccadilly 690.
  5. It's Just The Time For Dancing (Little, Eckersley) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement Sid Phillips, vocal Val Rosing. Recorded 30 March 1932. Columbia CB439.
  6. Don't Change (Lawrance, Turk) Lew Stone and his Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 24 October 1933. Decca F3821.
  7. It's Home (Yellen, Gorney) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Percival Mackey, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 9 January 1935. HMV BD107.
  8. Shoe Shine Boy (Cahn, Chaplin) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Mary Lee. Recorded 12 September 1936. HMV BD5107.
  9. Make Believe Island (Kenny, Kenny, Grosz) Geraldo and the Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 29 June 1940. Parlophone F1752.
  10. Last Night I Had That Dream Again (O. Wallace) Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 15 November 1945. Columbia FB3173.

Gerry Fitzgerald

Gerry Fitzgerald

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British Dance Band Show No. 300 'Broadcast' 09/04/2015 - 23/04/2015

  1. Me And Jane In A Plane (Leslie, Gilbert) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato, Hugo Rignold. Recorded 22 August 1927. HMV B5336.
  2. C'Est Vous (It's You) (Greenburg, Silver, Richman) Albert Sandler and his Grand Hotel (Eastbourne) Orchestra. Recorded in December 1927. Columbia 4661.
  3. It Goes Like This (Caesar, Friend) Leslie Sarony comic singer, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded in March 1929. Imperial 2061.
  4. Just One More Chance (Coslow, Johnston) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded 18 September 1931. Columbia CB356.
  5. You Said It (Yellen, Arlen) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 30 April 1932. Decca F3039.
  6. The Sun Is Round The Corner (Green) Ray Noble and his Orchestra. Recorded 11 January 1934. HMV B6450.
  7. What's The Reason? (Poe, Grier, Tomlin, Hatch) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 20 May 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1732.
  8. Sweet Leilani (Owens) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne, steel guitar Roy Smeck. Recorded 18 April 1937. Decca F6386.
  9. Angels Never Leave Heaven (Hart, Noel, Ilda) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded 25 April 1939. Decca F7048.
  10. San Fernando Valley (Jenkins) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Johnny Green. Recorded 13 September 1944. Parlophone F2041.

Albert Sandler

Albert Sandler

British Dance Band Show No. 299 'Broadcast' 26/03/2015 - 09/04/2015

  1. I'm A One Man Girl (Myers, Ellis) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 13 December 1928. HMV B5590.
  2. When You're Hair Has Turned To Silver (Tobias, de Rose) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Val Rosing and Jack Payne. Recorded 23 February 1931. Columbia CB241
  3. On The Air (Connelly, Gibbons) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded 26 October 1932. Columbia CB525.
  4. 42nd St medley, part 1 Young And Healthy, Shuffle Off To Buffalo (Dubin, Warren) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocals Jack Lorimer, Brian Lawrance, Carlyle Cousins (as the Jackson Harmony Trio). Recorded 26 May 1933. Eclipse 435.
  5. 42nd St medley, part 2 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me; 42nd St; Young And Healthy (Dubin, Warren) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocals Brian Lawrance, Cecile Petrie and Jack Lorimer. Recorded 26 May 1933. Eclipse 435.
  6. Emaline (Parish, Perkins) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 15 April 1934. Parlophone R1817.
  7. It Happened Down In Dixieland (Gerlach) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 18 January 1937. Parlophone F700.
  8. Rhythm's OK In Harlem (Carr) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 3 April 1937. Decca F6370.
  9. Sierra Sue (Carey) Denny Dennis singing, accompanied by Novachord played by Arthur Young. Recorded 11 December 1940. Rex 9899.
  10. All Our Tomorrows (Kennedy) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 7 May 1943. HMV BD5802.

Denny Dennis

Denny Dennis

British Dance Band Show No. 298 'Broadcast' 12/03/2015 - 26/03/2015

  1. Just Like A Butterfly (Harry Woods) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 9 November 1927. Columbia 4658.
  2. All By Yourself In The Moonlight (Wallis) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal Hal Swain, organ Oliphant Chuckerbutty. Recorded 21 November 1928. Regal G9238.
  3. Sally (Haines, Leon, Towers) Arthur Lally and his Millionairs, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 1 October 1931. Decca F2573.
  4. Broadcast's All-Star Non-Stop Variety Show directed by Harry Bidgood. Featuring compere Bobbie Comber, Carson Robison and his Pioneers Oh Susanah, Peggy Cochrane Pekinese Parade, George van Dusen Mountain High, Sandy Powell Jobs; Let's All Go Into The Workhouse Recorded in 1932. Broadcast 3252, side 2.
  5. I Can't Write The Words (Mark, Fields) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 19 December 1932. Regal Zonophone MR788.
  6. East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon (Bowman) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Joe Ferrie. Recorded 12 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1872.
  7. Red Sails In The Sunset (Kennedy, Williams) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 14 August 1935. HMV BD207.
  8. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 5 November 1935. Decca F5778.
  9. Idaho (Stone) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 9 October 1942. Columbia FB2865.
  10. Chickery Chick (Dee, Lipman) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded in 1946. Columbia FB3191.

Hal Swain

Hal Swain

British Dance Band Show No. 297 'Broadcast' 26/02/2015 - 12/03/2015

  1. You've Got Those Wanna Go Back Again Blues (Turk, Handman) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 16 March 1926. HMV B5036.
  2. When The Light Shines Brightly In The Lighthouse (Hargreaves, Damerell) Leslie Sarony comic performer, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded in March 1929. Imperial 2061.
  3. Hot; High And Low; You; I'll Always Remember; I Love You And I Like You (Arthur Schwartz) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 21 January 1930. HMV C1815.
  4. Why Not Have A Little Party?; I'm Like A Sailor; Rose In My Hair (Arthur Schwartz) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 21 January 1930. HMV C1815.
  5. Cheri C'est Vous (Gilbert, Gay) Roy Fox and his band at the Monseigneur Restaurant, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 18 August 1931. Decca F2451.
  6. What Wouldja Like For Breakfast? (Walter Kent) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 7 March 1933. Brunswick 1486.
  7. Did My Heart Beat? Did I Fall In Love? (Russell, Meyer, Wendling) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 20 October 1933. Decca F3715.
  8. You've Got To Blow Your Own Trumpet (Ritz, Carlton) Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 2 December 1936. Columbia FB1578.
  9. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) (Robertson, Cogane, Mysels) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 12 February 1941. Columbia FB2579.
  10. Close To You (Hoffman, Livingston, Lampl) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Rex Eaton. Recorded 24 September 1943. Decca F8359.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 296 'Broadcast' 12/02/2015 - 26/02/2015

  1. Waiting For The Rainbow (H.M. Tennent) Percival Mackey's Band. Recorded 21 January 1927. Columbia 4253.
  2. My Heart Is Saying (Furber, Parsons, Ellis) Four Bright Sparks, vocal Billy Milton. Recorded 23 November 1929. Columbia 5674.
  3. Cheer Up And Smile (Meskill, Conrad) Alfredo and his band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in October 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1411.
  4. What A Fool I've Been (Eldridge, Gendron) Billy Cotton's Band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 22 August 1931. Columbia CB339.
  5. Round The Bend Of The Road (Lewis, Klenner) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in January 1933. Imperial 2822.
  6. Look Up And Laugh (Parr-Davies) Bertha Willmott singing, accompanaied by Fred Hartley's Orchestra. Recorded maybe September 1935. Rex 8600.
  7. Skeleton In The Cupboard (Johnston, Burke) Teddy Foster's Band, vocal Teddy Foster. Recorded 20 November 1936. HMV BD5154.
  8. Sixty Seconds Got Together (David, Livingstone) Oscar Rabin and his Romany Band, vocal Garry Gowan. Recorded 11 November 1938. Rex 9423.
  9. Tin Pan Alley medley:The Lamplighter's Serenade; Sometimes; Somebody Else Is Taking My Place Ivor Moreton & Dave Kaye, two piano. Recorded August 1942. Parlophone F1942.
  10. It Might As Well Be Spring (Hammerstein II, Rodgers) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded around January 1946. Columbia FB3191.

Billy Milton

Billy Milton

British Dance Band Show No. 295 'Broadcast' 29/01/2015 - 12/02/2015

  1. Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin) Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 7 September 1927. Broadcast 161.
  2. Back To The Heather (John, Kern) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, unknown vocal. Recorded 17 May 1928. Columbia 4919.
  3. I'm Alone Because I Love You (Young) Cavan O'Connor and Tom Barratt (as Mellow And Rich) singing, with orchestral accompaniment directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded in December 1930. Broadcast 685.
  4. I've Gone And Lost My Little Yoyo (Kemp, Shuff) Jay Wilbur and his band (as Jack Grose and his Metropole Players), vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 11 August 1932. Eclipse 266.
  5. Old Fashioned Sweethearts (Gilbert, Gay) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 31 October 1933. HMV B6416.
  6. I'll String Along With You (Dubin, Warren) Phyllis Robins singing, with studio orchestra accompaniment. Recorded in October 1934. Rex 8319.
  7. If I Love Again (Murray, Oakland) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 14 December 1934. Decca F5363.
  8. Lulu's Back In Town (Dubin, Warren) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 10 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1864.
  9. My Man (Arkell, Yvain) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 12 July 1939. Columbia FB2269.
  10. All The Things You Are (Hammerstein II, Kern) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 20 September 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3372.

Bert Ambrose

Bert Ambrose

British Dance Band Show No. 294 'Broadcast' 15/01/2015 - 29/01/2015

  1. Rememb'ring (Duncan Sisters) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 22 October 1928. HMV B5558.
  2. In The Moonlight (Think Of You, Think Of Me) (Fields, McHugh) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 19 December 1929. Columbia 5700.
  3. You're The One I Care For (Link, Lown, Gray) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Val Rosing, music arrangement Lew Stone. Recorded 23 February 1931. Columbia CB241.
  4. Snuggled On Your Shoulder (Young, Lombardo) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons and Howard Jacobs, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 11 May 1932. Columbia CB458.
  5. This Little Piggie Went To Market (Coslow, Lewis) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra, likely musicians from the Ambrose Orchestra, including Bert Read, piano. Recorded 7 February 1934. Decca F3887.
  6. So Close To The Forest (Young, Rignold) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Joe Ferrie, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 10 April 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1677.
  7. Swinganola (Meskill, Flatow, White) Ambrose and his Orchestra, music arrangement by Sid Phillips. Recorded 26 October 1936. Decca F6170.
  8. A Little Toy Sailboat (Mandell, Littaux) Oscar Rabin and his Romany Band, vocal Eve Becke. Recorded 11 November 1938. Rex 9423.
  9. The Smiths And The Jones (The Kellys and the Cohens) (Twomey, Goodhart, Joseph) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 7 May 1943. HMV BD5802.
  10. No No My Sweet Lolita (Jos Rios) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, vocal Edmundo Ros. Recorded in 1950. Decca F9400.

Debroy Somers

Debroy Somers

British Dance Band Show No. 293 'Broadcast' 01/01/2015 - 15/01/2015

  1. Sugar (Yellen, Ager) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 21 October 1927. HMV B5381.
  2. I'd Rather Cry Over You (Dougherty) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by studio band directed by John Firman. Recorded 1928. Zonophone 5265.
  3. You're Twice As Nice As That Girl In My Dreams (O'Flynn, Wendling) Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson, vocal John Thorne +1. Recorded in April 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1502.
  4. The Younger Generation (Noel Coward) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 3 October 1932. Decca F3185.
  5. Coffee In The Morning (Dubin, Warren) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 16 February 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1257.
  6. Love Is Everywhere (Parr-Davies) Bertha Willmott singing, accompanied by Fred Hartley's Orchestra. Recorded September 1935. Rex 8600.
  7. I Saw A Ship A-Sailing (Byron, Kent, Jerome) Brian Lawrance and his orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 17 June 1937. Rex 9071.
  8. Tiger Rag (La Rocca) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded May 1938. Parlophone F1148.
  9. My Song Goes Round The World (Kennedy, May) Monte Rey singing, accompanied by studio orchestra. Recorded in April 1941. Columbia FB2615.
  10. Take It Easy (De Bru, Taylor, Miszy) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 28 January 1944. Decca F8411.

Monte Rey

Monte Rey

British Dance Band Show No. 292 'Broadcast' 18/12/2014 - 01/01/2015

  1. What D'Ya Say (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal Hal Swain, organ Oliphant Chuckerbutty. Recorded 17 January 1929. Regal G9279.
  2. My Heart Belongs To The Girl Who Belongs To Somebody Else (Sherman, Lewis) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 26 September 1930. Columbia CB142.
  3. Mad About The Boy (Noel Coward) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Phyllis Robins. Recorded 12 October 1932. Decca F3185.
  4. Just A Little Home For The Old Folk (Leslie, Ahlert) Sam Browne singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded 4 January 1933. Panachord 25432.
  5. I'm Going Home For Christmas (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Sydney Lipton's Band, vocal Chips Chippendall and chorus. Recorded 14 November 1935. Panachord 25808.
  6. How Can You Face Me? (Razaf, Waller) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jackie Hunter. Recorded 25 January 1935. HMV BD124.
  7. Till The Lights Of London Shine Again (Connor, Pola) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 22 November 1939. Rex 9693.
  8. My Old Hawaiian Home (Noel) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Howard Jones. Recorded 15 November 1945. HMV BD5911.
  9. The Neighbours Complain (Impey) Skyrockets Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded 19 March 1946. HMV BD5963.
  10. Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells (Billy Reid) Primo Scala and his Banjo and Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal The Keynotes. Recorded in 1949. Decca F9270.

Oliphant Chuckerbutty

Oliphant Chuckerbutty

British Dance Band Show No. 291 'Broadcast' 04/12/2014 - 18/12/2014

  1. Here Am I Broken-Hearted (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Kit Kat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Collis. Recorded 7 September 1927. Columbia 4553.
  2. The House I'd Build; The Thought Never Entered My Head; Topsy, Queen Of The Fairies; My Heart Is Saying (Novello and Ellis) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 26 November 1929. HMV C1791 side 1.
  3. I've Fallen In Love; Teardrops From Her Eyes; She's Such A Comfort To Me (Novello and Schwartz) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 26 November 1929. HMV C1791 side 2.
  4. Tell Me With A Love Song (Koehler, Arlen) Anona Winn singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded in 1932. Regal Zonophone MR589.
  5. Great Big Bunch Of You (Warren) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 14 July 1932. HMV B6221.
  6. I'm Looking At Blue Skies (Parson) Mrs Jack Hylton and her orchestra, vocal Chick Smith. Recorded 29 October 1935. Crown 80.
  7. Meet The Boys (Scott Wood) Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 2 June 1936. Columbia FB1428.
  8. How'd Ja Like To Love Me? (Loesser, Lane) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Mary Lee. Recorded 19 May 1938. HMV BD5371.
  9. The Washing On The Siegfried Line (Kennedy, Carr) Flanagan and Allen singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7265.
  10. By The River Of The Roses (Symes, Burke) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 10 February 1944. Columbia FB3000.

Leslie Douglas

Leslie Douglas

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British Dance Band Show No. 290 'Broadcast' 20/11/2014 - 04/12/2014

  1. That Certain Party Of Mine (Kahn, Donaldson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 11 December 1925. HMV B2243.
  2. Happy Days And Lonely Nights (Rose, Fisher) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by studio band directed by John Firman. Recorded around November 1928. Zonophone 5265.
  3. Why Can't You? (Jolson, de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Florida Club Dance Band directed by Tommy Kinsman, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded in August 1929. Sterno 218.
  4. Gay Nineties Waltz Medley Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland; Maggie Murphy's Home; In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree; After The Ball Don Porto's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocals unknown. Recorded in May 1932. Eclipse SC42 (side 2).
  5. Time To Go Home (Tennant, Carter) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 31 October 1933. HMV B6416.
  6. What A Difference A Day Made (Adams, Grever) Geraldo and his Sweet Music, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 8 January 1935. Columbia FB1006.
  7. What Are We Gonna Do With Baby? (Pola, Ingram) Brian Lawrance and his orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 17 June 1937. Rex 9071.
  8. Love Is Here To Stay; Love Walked In (I & G Gershwin) Louis Levy and his Orchestra, vocal Eve Becke. Recorded May 1938. Columbia FB1971.
  9. Sunrise Serenade (Carle) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans. Recorded 12 July 1939. Columbia FB2269.
  10. That's My Desire (Loveday, Kreasa) Oscar Rabin and his band, vocal Diane. Recorded in 1947. Parlophone F2260.

Eve Becke

Eve Becke

British Dance Band Show No. 289 'Broadcast' 6/11/2014 - 20/11/2014

  1. I'm On The Crest Of A Wave (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal Hal Swain, organ Oliphant Chuckerbutty. Recorded 17 January 1929. Regal G9279.
  2. I Never Had A Mammy (Duncan Sisters) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 22 October 1928. HMV B5558.
  3. The Moochi (Sielle, Mills) Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 26 September 1930. Columbia CB142.
  4. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Noble) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 1 November 1932. Columbia CB530.
  5. Sleepy Head (Kahn, Donaldson) Pat Hyde singing, accompanied by Edgar Jackson's Orchestra. Recorded 20 July 1934. Parlophone R1890.
  6. If I Had A Million Dollars (Malneck, Mercer) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 14 December 1934. Decca F5363.
  7. Sammy Saxophone (Scott Wood) Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, vocal Sam Costa and featuring Freddy Gardner. Recorded 2 June 1936. Columbia FB1428.
  8. I Still Suits Me (Kern, Hammerstein) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Joe Crossman and Tiny Winters. Recorded 15 January 1937. Decca F6289.
  9. I Fall In Love With You Every Day (Loesser, Sherwin) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 19 May 1938. HMV BD5371.
  10. I Don't Want Anybody At All (Magidson, Styne) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 28 July 1943. Columbia FB2958.

Les Allen

Les Allen

British Dance Band Show No. 288 'Broadcast' 23/10/2014 - 06/11/2014

  1. Selection from This Year Of Grace Part 1, Caballero; Dance Little Lady; A Room With A View; Waiting In A Queue; Teach Me To Dance Like Grandma (Coward) London Orchestra directed by John Firman, organ Charles W Saxby. Recorded 9 October 1928. Zonophone 5220.
  2. You Were Meant For Me (Freed, Brown) Allan Selby and his band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in June 1929. Piccadilly 314.
  3. Tell Me, Are You From Georgia? (Gilbert, Gay) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly and Nat Gonella. Recorded 18 August 1931. Decca F2451.
  4. My Silent Love (Heyman, Suesse) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 14 July 1932. HMV 6221.
  5. Lullaby Of Broadway (Dubin, Warren) Harry Roy and his Band, vocal Harry Roy, Bill Currie, Ivor Moreton. Recorded 24 May 1935. Parlophone F174.
  6. Me And My Dog (Vivien Ellis) Frances Day comedienne, accompanied by studio orchestra. Recorded in 1936. HMV BD323.
  7. I'll Swing You A Thousand Love Songs (Dubin, Warren) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 2 December 1936. Parlophone F623.
  8. Let Us Be Sweethearts Over Again (Gilbert) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Peter Williams, organ Charles B Smart. Recorded 27 September 1937. Rex 9128.
  9. How Little We Know (Carmichael, Mercer) Eric Winstone and his band, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded 8 August 1945. HMV BD5898.
  10. If I Can't Hav-ana in Cuba (Carr, Golden) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, vocal Edmundo Ros. Recorded in 1950. Decca F9400.

Nat Gonella

Nat Gonella

British Dance Band Show No. 287 'Broadcast' 09/10/2014 - 23/10/2014

  1. You're The Cream In My Coffee (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Betty Bolton. Recorded 31 May 1929. Columbia 5423.
  2. Poor Little Me, Wonderful You (Shalson) Harry Shalson singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 15 April 1930. HMV B3503.
  3. The First Weekend In June (Furber, Ellis) The Blue Jays directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in November 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1425.
  4. Song Of Happiness (Nicholls) Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 8 October 1931. Zonophone 5988.
  5. Please Don't Mention It (Pepper, Dix) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Billy Merrin. Recorded 14 October 1932. Panachord 25305.
  6. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (Churchill, Ronell) The Barnstormers directed by Ben Oakley, vocals by the band?. Recorded 23 October 1933. Edison Bell Winner W38.
  7. Sunset In Vienna (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 30 June 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2488.
  8. Sing Me A Swing Song (Carmichael, Adams) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Tiny Winters. Recorded 20 November 1936. Decca F6289.
  9. Room Five Hundred And Four (Maschwitz, Posford) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 12 February 1941. Columbia FB2579.
  10. On Sunshine Bay (Gilbert) Primo Scala and his accordion band, vocal Pat O'Regan. Recorded in 1946. Decca F8686.

Harry Shalson

Harry Shalson

British Dance Band Show No. 286 'Broadcast' 25/09/2014 - 09/10/2014

  1. Girl Shy (Herbert Rule) Stan Greening's Band (as Corona Dance Orchestra) Recorded January 1925. Regal G8329.
  2. The Sun Is At My Window (Lewis, Young, Meyer) Harry Bidgood's band (as Al Benny's Broadway Boys), vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 30 October 1929. Broadcast 2527.
  3. The Moon Is Low (Brown) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded 16 July 1930. Decca F1871.
  4. The Wedding Of The Rose (Leon Jessel) Jack Hylton's Orchestra. Recorded 16 June 1931. HMV B3970.
  5. I'm Sure Of Everything But You (O'Flynn, Meyer, Wendling) Sam Browne singing, accompanied by a studio band. Recorded 4 January 1933. Panachord 25432.
  6. The Duck Song (Butler, Damerell, Evans) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arranged by Stan Bowsher, vocals by the band. Recorded 13 November 1935. Columbia FB1222.
  7. Never Gonna Dance; The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) Gaumont British Dance Band directed by Louis Levy, vocal Edward Molloy. Recorded October 1936. Columbia FB1531.
  8. The Snake Charmer (Whitcup, Powell) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal Dinah Miller. Recorded 5 March 1938. HMV BD5345.
  9. Blue Bahamas (Kennedy) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 28 January 1944. Decca F8411.
  10. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (Hough, Adams, Howard) Oscar Rabin and his band, vocal Bob Dale. Recorded in 1947. Parlophone F2260.

Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton

British Dance Band Show No. 285 'Broadcast' 11/09/2014 - 25/09/2014

  1. Rosalie (Wade) Rhythmic Eight directed by Bert Firman. Recorded 6 June 1928. Zonophone 5149.
  2. Pickin' Cotton (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) The Trix Sisters singing, accompanied by the Gilt-Edged Four. Recorded 6 February 1929. Columbia 5349.
  3. Bubbling Over With Love (Russell, Ager) Stanley Kirkby singing (as Walter Miller) with Harry Hudson's Band. Recorded in April 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1500.
  4. Somebody Loves You (Tobias, de Rose) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 15 April 1932. HMV B6171.
  5. A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet (Kahn, Woods) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded in January 1933. Imperial 2822.
  6. Gosh I Must Be Falling In Love (Max & Harry Nesbitt, Michael Carr) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied possibly by members of the Ambrose Orchestra directed by Bert Read. Recorded 7 February 1934. Decca F3887.
  7. Cuban Pete (Jose Norman) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal Harry Roy and Bill Currie. Recorded 9 June 1936. Parlophone F482.
  8. When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South (Oppenheim, Cleary, Krakeur) Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 2 December 1936. Columbia FB1578.
  9. Indiana (Macdonald, Hanley) Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra. Recorded 10 January 1941. Decca F7782.
  10. What Do We Care? (Ross Parker) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Alan Kane. Recorded 29 July 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3517.

Elsie Carlisle

Elsie Carlisle

British Dance Band Show No. 284 'Broadcast' 28/08/2014 - 11/09/2014

  1. Moonlight On The Ganges (Sherman Myers) Savoy Havana Band, directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 23 June 1926. HMV B5094.
  2. Girl Of My Dreams (Clapp) Alfredo and his band, vocal Les Allen + 2. Recorded 25 January 1929. Edison Bell Radio 925.
  3. Get Up Nice And Early In The Morning (Sarony) Clarkson Rose comic singer, accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded 15 October1929. Zonophone 5454.
  4. Give Me A Moonlight Night (Kennedy, Winston) Connecticut Collegians, directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 14 October 1931. Eclipse 149.
  5. Troubles Are Like Bubbles (Merrin, Leslie, Keyes) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Billy Merrin. Recorded 14 October 1932. Panachord 25305.
  6. Dinner For One (Michael Carr) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 October 1935. Decca F5742.
  7. Swing (Vivien Ellis) Frances Day singing, accompanied by a studio band. Recorded in 1936. HMV BD323.
  8. Love In A Misty Lane (Miller, Ralton) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Alan Kane. Recorded 29 July 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3517.
  9. Whistling In The Light (Rainger, Robin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Jill Manners. Recorded 10 February 1944. Columbia FB3000.
  10. Fascination Waltz (Marchetti) Tom Jenkins and his Palm Court Orchestra. Recorded in 1950. HMV B9932.

Frances Day

Frances Day

British Dance Band Show No. 283 'Broadcast' 14/08/2014 - 28/08/2014

  1. Caring For You (Douglas Brownsmith as Carl Lang) Jay Whidden and his New Midnight Follies Band, vocal Jay Whidden. Recorded 31 December 1926. Columbia 4252.
  2. If I Had A Talking Picture Of You; Turn On The Heat (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Harry Bidgood's band (as Al Benny's Broadway Boys), vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 30 October 1929. Broadcast 2527.
  3. For You And Me (Shalson) Harry Shalson singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 15 April 1930. HMV B3503.
  4. Jack Payne's Party - part 1 Lullaby Of The Leaves; He Played His Ukulele As The Ship Went Down; Just Like The Ivy Jack Payne and Exclusive Imperial Artistes: Foster Richardson, Leslie Holmes, Florrie Ford, and Jack Payne's band. Recorded in October 1932. Imperial 2778.
  5. Jack Payne's Party - part 2 Somebody Loves You; Ain't It Grand To Be Bloomin Well Dead Jack Payne and Exclusive Imperial Artistes: Bob & Alf Pearson, Leslie Sarony and and Jack Payne's band, and featuring Jay Wilbur. Recorded in October 1932. Imperial 2778.
  6. Don't Be Angry (Donaldson) Billy Mason and his orchestra. Recorded 7 May 1935. Decca F5564.
  7. I'm All In (Alter, Swanstrom) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 10 June 1936. Decca F5993.
  8. Medley from '23 and 1/2 Hours Leave' Now You're Talking My Language; Goodnight My Lucky Day; It Must Be Love (Stept) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded May 1937. Columbia FB1697.
  9. The First Few Days (Purcell, Sherwin) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 13 September 1944. HMV BD5860.
  10. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Mills, Parish, Barnes) Adelaide Hall singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded August 1944. Decca F8467.

Harry Kaye

Harry Kaye

British Dance Band Show No. 282 'Broadcast' 31/07/2014 - 14/08/2014

  1. Fancy Our Meeting (Charig, Meyer) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 17 May 1928. HMV B5482.
  2. Broadway Melody (Freed, Brown) Allan Selby and his band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in June 1929. Piccadilly 314.
  3. If I Had A Girl Like You (McDermott) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by John Firman. Recorded in July 1930. Zonophone 5693.
  4. Fall In And Follow The Band (Haines, Leon, Towers) Jenny Howard comedienne, accompanied by a studio band. Recorded in August 1931. EBW 5345.
  5. I Only Want One Girl (Valentine, John, Broones) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 20 June 1933. HMV B6366.
  6. I Never Knew (Fiorito) Claude Bampton and his Bandits. Recorded 11 April 1935. Decca F5515.
  7. Crazy Weather (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Percival Mackey, vocal The Three Ginx. Recorded 9 January 1935. HMV BD107.
  8. The Gypsy In My Soul (Boland, Jaffe) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal Dinah Miller. Recorded 5 March 1938. HMV BD5345.
  9. There Goes Everyone's Gal (Noel, Pelosi) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 31 July 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3515.
  10. Boogie In C (Pat Dodd) Skyrockets Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet, piano Pat Dodd. Recorded 19 March 1946. HMV BD5963.

The Three Ginx

The Three Ginx

British Dance Band Show No. 281 'Broadcast' 17/07/2014 - 31/07/2014

  1. Who Taught You This, Who Taught You That (Harry Adler) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 23 June 1926. HMV B5094.
  2. I'm On The Crest Of A Wave (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) The Trix Sisters singing, accompanied by The Gilt-Edged Four directed by Van Phillips. Recorded 6 February 1929. Columbia 5349.
  3. Destiny Waltz (Sydney Baynes) Zonophone Salon Orchestra directed by Leo Kahn. Recorded 20 June 1929. Zonophone 5387.
  4. Rain On The Roof (Ann Ronell) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 30 March 1932. HMV B6171.
  5. A One Horse Town (Leon, Towers) The Barnstormers directed by Ben Oakley, unknown vocal. Recorded 23 October 1933. EBW W38.
  6. You Have That Extra Something (Vivien Ellis) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jackie Hunter + 2. Recorded 19 March 1936. HMV BD5051.
  7. A Fine Romance; The Waltz In Swing Time (Fields, Kern; Kern) Gaumont British Dance Band directed by Louis Levy, vocal Janet Lind. Recorded October 1936. Columbia FB1531.
  8. Gone (Kahn, Waxman) Val Rosing and his Swing Stars, vocal Val Rosing. Recorded 29 January 1937. Columbia FB1637.
  9. Eccentric (Robinson) Henry Hall and his Orchestra. Clarinets Burton Gillis and Leslie Ormondroyd. Recorded 14 October 1937. Columbia FB1818.
  10. All Of Me (Simons, Marks) Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra directed by Jimmy Miller. Recorded 10 January 1941. Decca F7782.

The Trix Sisters

The Trix Sisters

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British Dance Band Show No. 280 'Broadcast' 03/07/2014 - 17/07/2014

  1. Walking With Susie (Gottler, Mitchell, Conrad) G H Elliott singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in July 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1238.
  2. I'd Like To Find The Guy Who Wrote The Stein Song (Johnson, McDaniel) The Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 8 October 1930. Zonophone 5756.
  3. Selection from 'Folly To Be Wise' The King's Horses; Looking For A Sunbeam; Three Little Words; Sing Something Simple (Gay; Ellis; Kalmar-Ruby; Hupfeld) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 2 February 1931. HMV C2145.
  4. Please Handle With Care (Stride, Ballard) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by studio band. Recorded 28 November 1932. Decca F3942.
  5. All Through The Night (Cole Porter) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 23 May 1935. Decca F5539.
  6. Music Hath Charms (Henry Hall) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 21 September 1935. Columbia FB1123.
  7. Swinging To Those Lies (It's A Sin To Tell A Lie) (Mayhew) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 2 December 1936. Parlophone F623.
  8. Swing High, Swing Low; I Hear A Call To Arms; Panamania Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded in May 1937. Columbia FB1697.
  9. Let The People Sing (Gay, Eyton, Grant) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Celia Lipton. Recorded 1st February 1940. HMV BD5562.
  10. I'm In Love With Someone (Marcus) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 13 September 1944. HMV BD5860.

Celia Lipton

Celia Lipton

British Dance Band Show No. 279 'Broadcast' 19/06/2014 - 03/07/2014

  1. Poor Papa (Harry Woods) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 13 August 1926. HMV B5110.
  2. Sweet So-And-So (Charig, Meyer) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 17 May 1928. HMV B5482.
  3. The Kiss Waltz (Dubin, Burke) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 13 October 1930. HMV B5916.
  4. There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time (Kahal, Richman) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 18 August 1931. Broadcast 745.
  5. Dear Old Southland; Bam Bam Bammy Shore; Charleston Back To Charleston; St Louis Blues; An Orange Grove In California; Broadway Melody Carlyle Cousins singing, accompanied by Quaglino's Quartet. Recorded October 1934. Decca F5276.
  6. Ring Dem Bells (Ellington, Mills) Claude Bampton and his Bandits. Recorded 11 April 1935. Decca F5515.
  7. And So To Bed (Vivien Ellis) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jackie Hunter. Recorded 19 March 1936. HMV BD5051.
  8. In Your Own Quiet Way (Harburg, Arlen) Val Rosing and his Swing Stars, vocal Val Rosing. Recorded 29 January1 1937. Columbia FB1637.
  9. Selection from 'Gulliver's Travels' part 1 We're All Together Now; I Hear A Dream; All's Well; Bluebirds In The Moonlight Ambrose and his orchestra, vocals Vera Lynn, Jack Cooper and Evelyn Dall. Recorded 8 December 1939. Decca F7325.
  10. Selection from 'Gulliver's Travels' part 2 Faithful; Forever; It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day; Faithful Forever Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Vera Lynn, Jack Cooper. Recorded 8 December 1939. Decca F7325.

Claude Bampton

Claude Bampton

British Dance Band Show No. 278 'Broadcast' 12/06/2014 - 19/06/2014

  1. Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues (Yellen, Ager) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 21 October 1927. HMV B5381.
  2. There's A Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia (Bryan, Schuster, Phillips) Alfredo and his band, vocal Les Allen + 2. Recorded 25 January 1929. Edison Bell Radio 925.
  3. It Happened In Monterey (Rose, Wayne) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in July 1930. Zonophone 5693.
  4. Whistling In The Dark (Suesse) The Blue Lyres, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 31 July 1931. Decca F2440.
  5. On A Steamer Coming Over (Gordon, Revel) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen and Phyllis Robins, music arranged by Burton Gillis. Recorded 12 December 1933. Columbia CB699.
  6. Roy Medley part 2 Somebody Stole My Gal; Nobody's Sweetheart; Chinatown, My Chinatown Harry Roy and his orchestra. Recorded 2 January 1935. Parlophone F100.
  7. Honey-Coloured Moon (Carter, Wayne) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Hildegarde. Recorded 21 September 1935. Columbia FB1123.
  8. You Can Tell She Comes From Dixie (Symes, Ager) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 30 June 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2488.
  9. The Chestnut Tree (Kennedy, Connor) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Les Carew. Recorded 23 November 1938. Decca F6882.
  10. Why Don't We Do This More Often? (Newman, Wrubel) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Ronnie O'Dell. Recorded 26 November 1941. HMV BD5721.

Hildegarde

Hildegarde

British Dance Band Show No. 277 'Broadcast' 05/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

  1. How Long Has This Been Going On? (Davis, Wendling) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 10 May 1928. Columbia 4908.
  2. I'm In Seventh Heaven (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Stanley Kirkby (as Walter Miller) accompanied by Harry Hudson's studio band. Recorded in July 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1239.
  3. Selection from 'Blue Roses' Where Have You Been Hiding?; I Saw The Moon Through The Window; If I Had Three Wishes; My Heart's A Compass (Ellis, Charig) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 17 January 1931. HMV C2145.
  4. That's All That Matters To Me (Magidson, Stept) Anona Winn singing, accompanied by Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 3 April 1933. Columbia DB1125.
  5. Shiek Of Araby (Smith, Wheeler, Snyder) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Johnny Morrison and Nat Gonella. Recorded 29 October 1935. Parlophone F317.
  6. Please Believe Me (Yoell, Jacobs) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa, organ Charles D. Smart. Recorded March 1936. Rex 8753.
  7. Selection from 'On The Avenue' This Year's Kisses; Slumming On Park Avenue; I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal The Rhythm Brothers. Recorded 6 September 1937. Rex 9141.
  8. The Masquerade Is Over (Magidson, Wrubel) Les Allen singing, accompanied by unknown orchestra. Recorded in May 1939. Columbia FB2222.
  9. The Lady On The Cameo (Hoffman, Kent, Kurtz) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 5 February 1940. Decca F7399.
  10. I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean (Irving Berlin) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Dolly Elsie. Recorded 8 July 1942. Rex 10141.

Anona Winn

Anona Winn

British Dance Band Show No. 276 'Broadcast' 22/05/2014 - 29/05/2014

  1. Deep Night (Vallee, Henderson) Alfredo and his band. Recorded in April 1929. Edison Bell Radio 976.
  2. I'm On A Diet Of Love (Gilbert, Baer) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, with two violins Eric Siday and J Pougnet, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 10 March 1930. Columbia CB42.
  3. You'll Be Mine In Apple Blossom Time (Tobias, de Rose) Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson, vocal John Thorne +1. Recorded in April 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1502.
  4. In The Valley Of The Moon (Tobias, Burke) Bertini and the Tower Blackpool Dance Band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 9 June 1933. Eclipse 473.
  5. There Was An Old Woman (Damerell, Myers) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 11 October 1934. Columbia CB797.
  6. Everything Stops For Tea (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton's Orchestra directed by Sonny Farrar, vocal Edward Molloy. Recorded 4 December 1935. HMV BD5006.
  7. That's Because You're Here With Me (John Raymond) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Ken Crossley. Recorded 13 February 1936. Crown 141.
  8. The Moon Got In My Eyes (Burke, Johnston) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 26 October 1937. Decca F6521.
  9. When You Know You're Not Forgotten (Box, Cox) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 12 May 1943. Columbia FB2931.
  10. Ah! But It Happens; All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart; When You're In Love Charlie Kunz piano, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in 1948. Decca F9069.

Phil Cardew

Phil Cardew

British Dance Band Show No. 275 'Broadcast' 15/05/2014 - 22/05/2014

  1. Masculine Women, Feminine Men (Leslie, Monaco) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 26 February 1926. HMV B5027.
  2. The Toy-Town Artillery (Frederick, Lynton) Gaiety Dance Band directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Harry Hudson + 1. Recorded in September 1928. Edison Bell Radio 880.
  3. Ain't Misbehavin' (Razaf, Brooks, Waller) Harry Jacobson singing at the piano, accompanied by The Cabaret Orchestra directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in November 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1278.
  4. Just A Dancing Sweetheart (Tobias, de Rose) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 14 August 1931. HMV B6056.
  5. I Don't Want To Go To Bed (Noel Gay) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and Max Bacon. Recorded 21 November 1932. HMV B6279.
  6. Soon (Lisbona, Fitzgerald) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Peggy Dell. Recorded 27 September 1934. Decca F5213.
  7. Roy Medley part 1 Bugle Call Rag; Twelfth Street Rag; Tiger Rag Harry Roy and his orchestra. Recorded 2 January 1935. Parlophone F100.
  8. If It's The Last Thing I Do (Cahn, Chaplin) Ben Frankel and his orchestra, vocal Bert Yarlett. Recorded 1 November 1937. HMV BD5296.
  9. Deep In Dream (Van Heusen, De Lange) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Dorothy Alt. Recorded 27 February 1939. Decca F6977.
  10. Yes My Darling Daughter (Lawrence) Witley Court Music Box directed by Mr C G Heywood, vocal Joyce Head and Joan Bush, violin Stephane Grappelly. Recorded in October 1941. HMV Special JH43.

Peggy Dell

Peggy Dell

British Dance Band Show No. 274 'Broadcast' 08/05/2014 - 15/05/2014

  1. If I Had You (Shapiro, Campbell, Connelly) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 15 September 1928. Columbia 5022.
  2. Sally Of My Dreams (Kernell) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by band directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 29 January 1929. HMV B2962.
  3. Selection from 'Little Tommy Tucker': I Have No Words; Let's Be Sentimental; Out Of The Blue; Follow The Girl (Vivien Ellis) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 20 October 1930. HMV C2068.
  4. Really Mine (Moore, Maurice) Jack Plant (as Jack Gordon) singing, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1931. Imperial 2346.
  5. When The Circus Comes To Town (De Rance) Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman. Recorded 7 October 1931. Zonophone 5988.
  6. You Can't Do That There Here (Rolls, Wallace) Harry Leader and his band, vocal trio. Recorded 6 November 1935. Columbia FB1217.
  7. Capri Caprice (Isle Of Capri) (Kennedy, Grosz) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 30 October 1935. Parlophone F317.
  8. Lost My Rhythm Lost My Music, Lost My Man (Brown, Maxwell, Akst) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 10 June 1936. Decca F5993.
  9. Moonlight On The Waterfall (Williams, Kennedy) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Peter Williams. Recorded 1 November 1937. Rex 9162.
  10. The Moment I Saw You (Purcell, Sherwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 15 November 1945. Columbia FB3173.

Nat Gonella

Nat Gonella

British Dance Band Show No. 273 'Broadcast' 01/05/2014 - 08/05/2014

  1. Sonny Boy (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Stanley Kirkby. Recorded in December 1928. Edison Bell Radio 915.
  2. Shinaniki Da (Carlton) Original Havana Band directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Eddie Brandt. Recorded 8 April 1929. Broadcast 374.
  3. Song Of The Dawn (Ager, Yellen) Norman Blair (Maurice Elwin) singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in June 1930. Zonophone 5664.
  4. Lady Play Your Mandoline (Levant) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and Three Ginx. Recorded 12 February 1931. HMV B5979.
  5. Stormy Weather (Koehler, Arlen) Jack Hylton Orchestra, vocal Cecile Petrie, music arrangement by Billy Ternent. Recorded 11 May 1933. Decca F3572.
  6. Let Me Sing You To Sleep With A Love Song (Gordon, Revel) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 3 May 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1710.
  7. Did I Remember? (Adamson, Donaldson) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded in September 1936. Rex 8889.
  8. Medley of Margie; Whispering; Some Of These Days Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends ('Carroll Gibbons Looks Back'). Recorded 3 February 1937. Columbia FB1631.
  9. One Life (Damerell, Myers) Les Allen singing, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded in May 1939. Columbia FB2222.
  10. Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four (Raye, Prince) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded 4 March 1942. HMV BD5753.

Les Allen

Les Allen

British Dance Band Show No. 272 'Broadcast' 24/04/2014 - 01/05/2014

  1. Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon (Lewis, Young, Levant) Ciro's Club Dance Band managed by Debroy Somers, conducted by Ramon Newton/Harry Bidgood, vocal Raymond Newell. Recorded in August 1928. Broadcast 283.
  2. Dancing On The Ceiling (Rodgers, Hart) The Blue Jays directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in November 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1425.
  3. Serenade (Standchen) (Heykens) Albert Sandler and his orchestra. Recorded in March 1931. Columbia DB469.
  4. When You've Got A Little Springtime In Your Heart (Harry Woods) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 May 1934. Decca F5081.
  5. I Never Had A Chance (Irving Berlin) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 25 July 1934. Decca F5131.
  6. Who Made Little Boy Blue (George, Wayne) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arranged by Arthur Lally, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 20 October 1934. Columbia CB797.
  7. The Fleet's In Port Again (Noel Gay) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded 28 August 1936. Rex 8858.
  8. I Don't Want Anybody At All (Magidson, Styne) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 12 August 1943. Columbia FB2955.
  9. Nain, Nain (Calloway, Ram) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 12 March 1943. Decca F8295.
  10. I'll Make Up For Everything (Ross Parker) Steve Conway singing, accompanied by orchestra conducted by Jack Byfield. Recorded in the summer of 1947. Columbia FB3344.

Bert Ambrose

Bert Ambrose

British Dance Band Show No. 271 'Broadcast' 17/04/2014 - 24/04/2014

  1. My Angel, Angela Mia (Rapee, Pollack) Original Havana Band directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded in November 1928. Broadcast 313.
  2. The Thought Never Entered My Head (Parsons, Novello) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal Billy Milton. Recorded 4 December 1929. Columbia 5661.
  3. Selection from 'Nippy' I Feel So Safe With You; It Must Be You; Two Of Everything; Your Sunny Disposition And Mine; Toy Town Party (Eyton-Mayerl) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 20 October 1930. HMV C2068.
  4. Go To Bed With A Smile (Maurice Scott) Jay Wilbur's Band as the Radio Syncopaters, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 18 May 1932. Eclipse 219.
  5. Our Up To Date Cookery School (Elliott, Rutherford) Jenny Howard comedienne, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in December 1934. Eclipse 859.
  6. When The Poppies Bloom Again (Towers, Morrow, Pelosi) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 18 September 1936. Decca F6097.
  7. Home Town (Kennedy, Carr) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots, vocal Three Ginx. Recorded 18 October 1937. Parlophone F933.
  8. Selection from 'On The Avenue' He Ain't Got Rhythm; I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; You're Laughing At Me (Irving Berlin) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 6 September 1937. Rex 9141.
  9. Johnny Zero (David, Lawnhurst) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Marjorie Kingsley and Harry Roy. Recorded 2 October 1943. Regal Zonophone MR3715.
  10. Shine On Victory Moon (Gilbert) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 6 October 1944. HMV BD5861.

Jenny Howard

Jenny Howard

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British Dance Band Show No. 270 'Broadcast' 10/04/2014 - 17/04/2014

  1. It Don't Do Nothin' But Rain (Phil Cook) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Grossbart +2. Recorded 10 May 1928. Columbia 4908.
  2. Roses Of Yesterday (Irving Berlin) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 9 November 1928. HMV B5565.
  3. Selection from Love Parade part 1, Dream Lover, Let's Be Common, March Of The Grenadiers (Grey, Schertzinger) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Sam Browne, John Thorne. Recorded in May 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1344.
  4. Selection from Love Parade part 2, Paris Stay The Same, My Love Parade (Grey, Schertzinger) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in May 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1344.
  5. Tony's Wife (Burton Lane) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 28 June 1933. Columbia DB1163.
  6. Dream Man (Young, Ager) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Peggy Dell. Recorded 4 January 1935. Decca F5373.
  7. O-Kay For Sound (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded 28 August 1936. Rex 8858.
  8. A New Moon And An Old Serenade (Silver, Black, Coslow) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 6 June 1939. HMV BD5496.
  9. Dolores (Alter, Loesser) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, vibraphone Roy Marsh, vocal Alan Kane. Recorded July 1941. Columbia FB2657.
  10. Hey Good Lookin' (Cole Porter) Evelyn Dall singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Art Strauss. Recorded 16 April 1944. Decca F8429.

Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons

British Dance Band Show No. 269 'Broadcast' 03/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

  1. It (Romberg) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 31 March 1927. Columbia 4321.
  2. All Alone In Lover's Lane (Rose, Nicholls) Billy Elliott singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded 3 April 1929. Edison Bell Radio 995.
  3. King Of Jazz selection My Lover; A Bench In The Park; Song Of The Dawn (Yellen, Ager) Alfredo and his band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1364.
  4. What Are You Thinking About Baby? (Nelson, Goodhart, Nelson) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded in September 1931. Imperial 2559.
  5. Night Of Love Divine (Sievier, Dostal) Durium Dance Band directed by Peter Rush, unknown vocal. Recorded in November 1932. Durium Super M-3.
  6. Little Black Shawl (Billy Hill) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 18 May 1934. Decca F3993.
  7. Rhythm Is Our Business (Lunceford, Cahn, Chaplin) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 27 June 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1771.
  8. Moon At Sea (Pease, Rose, Stock) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 16 September 1937. Rex 9128.
  9. With A Smile And A Song (Morey, Churchill) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 25 March 1938. Columbia FB1935.
  10. Soft Shoe Shuffle (Burman) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded 4 March 1942. HMV BD5753.

Denny Dennis

Denny Dennis

British Dance Band Show No. 268 'Broadcast' 27/03/2014 - 03/04/2014

  1. Butterfingers (Fillis, Bright) Len Fillis guitar, Sid Bright piano. Recorded in June 1927. Columbia 4920.
  2. Just Like A Melody Out Of The Sky (Donaldson) Harry Hudson's Band (as Gaiety Dance Band), vocal Harry Hudson + another. Recorded in September 1928. Edison Bell Radio 880.
  3. If I Had A Talking Picture Of You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 21 November 1929. HMV B5471.
  4. A Faded Summer Love (Baxter) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons and Howard Jacobs, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 4 December 1931. Columbia CB394.
  5. Thanks (Johnston, Coslow) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 27 October 1933. HMV B6413.
  6. Dandelion, Daisy and Daffodil (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Chips Chippendall and Three T's. Recorded 27 October 1933. Decca F6137.
  7. Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You (Friend, Malneck) Eddie Carroll Casani Club Orch, vocal Gladys Keep. Recorded 4 June 1937. Parlophone F811.
  8. Love Is Here To Stay (I & G Gershwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 3 May 1938. Columbia FB1972.
  9. At The Cross Roads (Lecuona, Russell) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 12 March 1943. Decca F8295.
  10. I Wish I Didn't Love You So (Loesser) Steve Conway singing, accompanied by orchestra conducted by Jack Byfield. Recorded in the summer of 1947. Columbia FB3344.

Gladys Keep

Gladys Keep

British Dance Band Show No. 267 'Broadcast' 20/03/2014 - 27/03/2014

  1. I Want To Be Alone With Mary Brown (Leslie, Gilbert) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 20 April 1928. Columbia 4886.
  2. Was It A Dream? (Coslow, Spier, Britt) Ciro's Club Dance Band managed by Debroy Somers, conducted by Ramon Newton/Harry Bidgood, vocal Raymond Newell. Recorded in August 1928. Broadcast 283.
  3. There's Always Tomorrow (Furber, Charig) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 30 January 1931. HMV B5971.
  4. Goodnight Vienna (Maschwitz, Posford) Blue Lyres directed by Bert Ambrose, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 6 April 1932. Zonophone 6114.
  5. The Show Is Over (Dubin, Conrad, Coslow) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Sam Coslow, music arrangement Van Phillips. Recorded 15 May 1934. Columbia CB755.
  6. Nobody Loves A Fairy When She's Forty (Arthur le Clerq) Jenny Howard comedienne, with band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in December 1934. Eclipse 859.
  7. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day (Wayne, Sigler, Hoffman) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis, music arrangement Jack Nathan. Recorded 18 May 1934. Decca F3993.
  8. Harlem (Eddie Carroll, Bennie Moten) Harry Roy's Tigerragamuffins, scat vocal Ray Ellington. Recorded 19 April 1937. Parlophone F788.
  9. Umbrella Man (Cavanaugh, Rose, Stock) Mantovani and his Orchestra, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 9 January 1939. Columbia FB2136.
  10. Run Little Raindrop Run (Gordon, Warren) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 12 May 1943. Columbia FB2931.

Ray Ellington

Ray Ellington

British Dance Band Show No. 266 'Broadcast' 13/03/2014 - 20/03/2014

  1. Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now (Donaldson) Original Havana Band directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded in November 1928. Broadcast 313.
  2. Me And The Man In The Moon (Leslie, Monaco) Original Havana Band directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Eddie Brandt. Recorded 8 April 1929. Broadcast 374.
  3. A Bench In The Park (Ager, Yellen) Norman Blair (Maurice Elwin) singing, accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded in June 1930. Zonophone 5664.
  4. Tunes of the Times, medley Part 2 Nevertheless; Ain't That The Way It Goes; Walking My Baby Back Home; Smile Darn Ya Smile; Say It With Music Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal trio Billy Scott Coomber, Bob Busby, Bob Manning. Recorded 13 October 1931. Columbia CB371.
  5. No Regrets (Tobias, Ingraham) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded in September 1936. Rex 8889.
  6. I've Got Beginner's Luck (I & G Gershwin) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, vocal Mary Lee. Recorded 29 May 1937. HMV BD5224.
  7. Lambeth Walk (Carr, Furber) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Les Carew, Norman Cole and the band. Recorded 23 November 1938. Decca F6882.
  8. The Swiss Bellringer (Freed, Samuels) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 7 November 1940. HMV BD5636.
  9. Fascination Waltz (Marchetti) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 12 August 1943. Columbia FB2955.
  10. Did You Ever Get That Feeling In The Moonlight? (Cavanaugh, Stock, Schuster) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 7 December 1945. Columbia FB3180.

Sam Browne

Sam Browne

British Dance Band Show No. 265 'Broadcast' 06/03/2014 - 13/03/2014

  1. There's Somebody New (Isham Jones) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band. Recorded 5 April 1928. Columbia 4872.
  2. Together (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Eddie Collis. Recorded 5 April 1928. Columbia 4872.
  3. The Chum Song (Uncle Jack, Louis Freeman) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal John Thorne and chorus. Recorded in October 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1400.
  4. Ziguener, You Have Stolen My Heart (Egen, Grothe) Durium Dance Band directed by Peter Rush, vocal unknown. Recorded in November 1932. Durium Super M-3.
  5. Ambrose's Jubilee Cavalcade, part 2, medley of My Sweetie Went Away;, What'll I Do?; Yes Sir That's My Baby; Dinah; My Blue Heaaven; Ramona; Pagan Love Song; Oh Donna Clara; You're Driving Me Crazy; Round The Marble Arch; Young And Healthy; Play To Me Gypsy; Sing As We Go Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by Sam Browne, Elsie Carlisle and the Rhythm Sisters. Recorded 7 March 1935. Decca K750.
  6. You're Laughing At Me (Irving Berlin) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Abe Romain. Recorded 27 May 1937. Parlophone F851.
  7. Arkansas Blues (Lada, Williams) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 6 May 1938. Parlophone F1148.
  8. I Get The Neck Of The Chicken (Loesser, McHugh) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 16 January 1943. Columbia FB2897.
  9. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Washington, Bassman) Adelaide Hall singing, accompanied by an orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded August 1944. Decca F8467.
  10. Canteen Bounce (Fortis) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded 14 September 1944. HMV BD5861.

Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 264 'Broadcast' 27/02/2014 - 06/03/2014

  1. A Blues Serenade (Signorelli, Grande, Lytell) Len Fillis guitar, Sid Bright piano. Recorded in June 1927. Columbia 4920.
  2. Building A Nest For Mary (Rose, Greer) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in October 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1274.
  3. Review of Revues Part 1 Every Little While; Dear Old Saturday Night; Kitty The Telephone Girl; I'm Tired Of Playing Second Fiddle; We'll All Do The Goosestep Debroy Somers Band, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 27 February 1931. Columbia DX227.
  4. An Ev'ning In Caroline (Donaldson) Durium Dance Band directed by Arthur Lally, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in March 1932. Durium EN10.
  5. Goodnight Little Girl Of My Dreams (Roberts, Michael) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 27 October 1933. HMV B6413.
  6. Bundle of Blues part 1 Wabash Blues, Jazz Me Blues, Farewell Blues Arthur Young and his Youngsters. Recorded 6 August 1935. Decca F5709.
  7. When You Gotta Sing You Gotta Sing (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton Orchestra, vocal Alice Mann. Recorded 13 May 1937. HMV BD5256.
  8. And The Angels Sing (Mercer, Elman) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 6 June 1939. HMV BD5496.
  9. Gertie From Bizerte (Cavanaugh, Kent, Cutter) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 2 October 1943. Regal Zonophone MR3715.
  10. Something For The Boys (Cole Porter) Evelyn Dall singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Art Strauss. Recorded 16 April 1944. Decca F8429.

Alice Mann

Alice Mann

British Dance Band Show No. 263 'Broadcast' 20/02/2014 - 27/02/2014

  1. Am I Wasting My Time On You? (Johnson, Bibo) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 20 August 1926. HMV B5116.
  2. Happy Days Are Here Again (Yellen, Ager) Dick Henderson singing, accompanied by band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in December 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1320.
  3. On A Little Balcony In Spain (Klein, LeSoir, Doll) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 9 February 1931. Eclipse 23.
  4. By The Sycamore Tree (Wendling, Gillespie) Durium Dance Band directed by Arthur Lally, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in March 1932. Durium EN-10.
  5. Caramba (Don Marsedo) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 20 March 1935. Decca F5490.
  6. A Little Golden Locket (Jimmy Kennedy) Arthur Young and his Paradise Club Music, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 7 June 1935. Decca F5573.
  7. Goodnight My Love (Gordon, Revel) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal Vera Lynn. Recorded late March 1937. Rex 9010.
  8. In The Shadows (Finck) Anton and his Paramount Theatre Orchestra, organ Al Bollington. Recorded in 1939. HMV BD788.
  9. Weep No More (Whitney, Kramer) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 28 July 1943. Columbia FB2951.
  10. Running Around In Circles Getting Nowhere (Irving Berlin) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Carole Carr. Recorded November 1946. Parlophone F2187.

Carole Carr

Carole Carr

British Dance Band Show No. 262 'Broadcast' 13/02/2014 - 20/02/2014

  1. Sam The Old Accordion Man (Donaldson) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, (as Jack Hylton's Hyltonians) vocal Al Starita. Recorded 15 March 1927. HMV B5236.
  2. Happy Days And Lonely Nights (Rose, Fisher) Billy Elliott singing, accompanied by band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded 23 January 1929. Edison Bell Radio 953.
  3. Breakaway (Conrad, Mitchell, Gottler) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded 13 August 1929. Zonophone 5418.
  4. Just One More Chance (Coslow, Johnston) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 3 September 1931. HMV B6061.
  5. After You (Cole Porter) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Music arrangement by Billy Ternent. Recorded 20 October 1933. Decca F3698.
  6. Black Coffee (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 15 July 1935. Columbia FB1095.
  7. Oh! My Goodness! (Gordon, Revel) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Three T's. Recorded 4 November 1936. Decca F6169.
  8. The Veleta (Morris) Harry Leader and his band, vocal effects. Recorded 7 October 1936. Columbia FB1532.
  9. Boa Noite (Gordon, Warren) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, vocal Julie Dawn, vibraphone Roy Marsh. Recorded July 1941. Columbia FB2657.
  10. Tootle-Loosiana (Mackintosh) Ken Mackintosh and his Saxophone, vocal Gordon Langhorn. Recorded in 1953. HMV BD1295.

Marjorie Stedeford

Marjorie Stedeford

British Dance Band Show No. 261 'Broadcast' 06/02/2014 - 13/02/2014

  1. Under The Moon (Lyn, Wheeler, Snyder) Herman Darewski and his Covent Garden Band, unknown vocal. Recorded in April 1928. Metropole 1024.
  2. Chilly-Pom_Pom-Pee (Daissain, Bryan, Wendling) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, unknown vocal. Recorded 27 July 1928. Edison Bell Radio 874.
  3. Bitter Sweet - waltz selection I'll See You Again; Kiss Me; Ziguener (Noel Coward) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 23 July 1929. HMV B5677.
  4. I Can't Do Without You (Leslie, Farrar) Maurice Elwin and Les Allen, as Solemn and Gay accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded in October 1931. Zonophone 6003.
  5. Goodnight Vienna (Posford) Durium Dance Band directed by Lew Stone, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 1 April 1932. Durium EN9.
  6. My Sweet Virginia (Rose, Klages, Meskill) Durium Dance Band directed by Lew Stone, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 1 April 1932. Durium EN9.
  7. Ambrose's Jubilee Cavalcade, part 1, Wee Deoch-and-Doris; Alexander's Ragtime Band; Who's Your Lady Friend? It's A Long Way To Tipperary; Pack Up Your Troubles; If You Were The Only Girl In The World; Goodbye-ee; Love Sends A Little Gift Of Roses; Till We Meet Again; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles; Coal Black Mammy; The Sheik Of Araby Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by Rhythm Sisters, Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 7 March 1935. Decca K750.
  8. Shake Hands With A Millionaire (Scholl, Bibo, Rich) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 2 September 1937. Parlophone F877.
  9. I Cried For You (Arnheim, Lyman) Arthur Young and Hatchett's Quartet, vocal Beryl Davis. Recorded 24 February 1940. Decca F7644.
  10. Daybreak (Grofe, Adamson) RAF Dance Orchestra directed by Jimmy Miller, vocal Jimmy Miller. Recorded 11 September 1942. Decca F8195.

Beryl Davis

Beryl Davis

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