The British Dance Band Show Playlists (for Podcasts 1-260)

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Note: Shows nos 1-260 have been archived

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British Dance Band Show No. 260 'Broadcast' 30/01/2014 - 06/02/2014

  1. I'm Knee Deep In Daisies (Goodwin, Little, Ash, Shay) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 26 February 1926. HMV B5024.
  2. On Her Doorstep Last Night (Hargreaves, Damerell, Tilsley) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 16 November 1929. Columbia 5634.
  3. 'King Of Jazz' selection Music Hath Charms; I Like To Do Things For You; Happy Feet (Ager, Yellen) Alfredo and his band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1364.
  4. Please (Robin, Rainger) Bobby Howes singing, accompanied by orchestra directed from the piano by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 21 December 1932. Columbia DB1024.
  5. God Bless You (Norman Hackforth) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Phyllis Robins. Music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 6 January 1934. Columbia CB706.
  6. Serenade In The Night (Bixio, Cherubini, Kennedy) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 5 October 1936. Decca F6097.
  7. Madame You're Lovely; Jealousy; Adios Muchachas (Manilla; May, Gade; Raven, Vedain, Sanders) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, featuring Ronald Binge accordion. Recorded 27 March 1936. Columbia FB1393.
  8. Over The Rainbow (Harburg, Arlen) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Dolly Elsie. Recorded 22 December 1939. HMV BD5552.
  9. Good To Me (Daniels, Williams) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots, vocal Eddie Lee. Recorded 4 April 1940. Parlophone F1721.
  10. All Or Nothing At All (Altman, Lawrence) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 28 July 1943. Columbia FB2951.

Bobby Howes

Bobby Howes

British Dance Band Show No. 259 'Broadcast' 23/01/2014 - 30/01/2014

  1. I'm Going To Follow The Rainbow (Strachan, Wheeler, Roberts) Jack Hylton's Hyltonians (Kit Cat Band directed by Al Starita). Recorded 15 March 1927. HMV B5236.
  2. Blue Grass (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Stanley Kirkby. Recorded in December 1928. Edison Bell Radio 915.
  3. Excuse Me Lady (Leslie, Gilbert, Nicholls) Harry Jacobson singing at the piano, with Cabaret Orchestra likely directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in November 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1278.
  4. You're The One (Fields, Marks) Blue Lyres directed by Bert Ambrose, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 6 April 1932. Zonophone 6114.
  5. Give Me A Heart To Sing To (Washington, Young) Carroll Gibbons piano, Anne Lenner singing. Recorded December 1934. Columbia DB1562.
  6. Shoe-Shine Boy (Chaplin, Cahn) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal George Evans. Recorded 4 November 1936. Decca F6169.
  7. Shadows On The Moon (Kahn, Romberg) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 19 May 1938. HMV BD5369.
  8. Valse Septembre (Godin, arranged Lotter) Anton and his Paramount Theatre Orchestra, organ Al Bollington. Recorded in 1939. HMV BD788.
  9. Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Razaf) Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded July 1941. Parlophone R2817.
  10. I'd Rather Be Me (Coslow, Cherkose, Bernard) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded in August 1945. Parlophone F2090.

Stanley Kirkby

Stanley Kirkby

British Dance Band Show No. 258 'Broadcast' 09/01/2014 - 16/01/2014

  1. There's Happiness Ahead (Flynn, Burns) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Sylvester Ahola trumpet, Arthur Lally baritone sax. Recorded 16 April 1929. Zonophone 5335.
  2. Fairy On The Clock (Hargreaves, Damerell, Tilsley) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 31 October 1929. Columbia 5634.
  3. I Don't Know Why (Turk, Ahlert) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons and Howard Jacobs, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 4 December 1931. Columbia CB394.
  4. Can't We Talk It Over? (Washington, Young) Roy Fox and his Monseigneur Restaurant Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 13 April 1932. Decca F2923.
  5. What Are You Going To Do? (Weston, Lee, Waller, Tunbridge) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in November 1934. Rex 8333.
  6. When The Guardsman Started Crooning On Parade (Lisbona, Connor) Jack Hylton Orchestra, vocal Edward Molloy and chorus. Recorded 4 December 1935. HMV BD5006.
  7. Ragging The Rag part 4, Porcupine Rag; Haunting Rag; Mysterious Rag Ballyhooligans directed by Ern Pettifer. Recorded 15 October 1936. HMV BD5131.
  8. A Melody For Two (Dubin, Warren) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jewel Faye. Recorded 7 May 1937. HMV BD5216.
  9. I'm Stepping Out With A Memory Tonight (Magidson, Wrubel) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 9 September 1940. Decca F7602.
  10. Pony Express (Winstone) Jimmy Leach and the New Organolians, H Robinson Cleaver playing Hammond organ. Recorded around October 1943. Columbia FB2982.

Arthur Lally

Arthur Lally

British Dance Band Show No. 257 'Broadcast' 02/01/2014 - 09/01/2014

  1. My One And Only (G & I Gershwin) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal Hal Swain. Recorded 22 October 1928. Regal G9251.
  2. Bitter Sweet - foxtrot selection If Love Were All, Dear Little Café (Noel Coward) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 23 July 1929. HMV B5677.
  3. Just A Dancing Sweetheart (Tobias, de Rose) Maurice Winnick and his band, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded 18 August 1931. Regal MR404.
  4. Time Alone Will Tell (Gottler, Nicholls) Maurice Elwin and Les Allen (as Solemn and Gay) singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in October 1931. Zonophone 6003.
  5. Louisiana Lullaby (Newman, Burke, Spina) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 28 November 1933. Parlophone R1710.
  6. Maracas (Don Marzedo) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 20 March 1935. Decca F5490.
  7. Where Are The Songs We Sung? (Noel Coward) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 March 1938. HMV BD5339.
  8. Don't Forget The Old Folks (Noel, Pelosi) Billy Reid and his Accordeon band, vocal Ivor Davis. Recorded in January 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2663.
  9. Seven Come Eleven (Goodman, Christian) Buddy Featherstonhaugh & The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 20 November 1944. HMV B9400.
  10. Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart (Tepper, Brodsky) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Howard Jones and Elizabeth Batey, with the Loss Chords. Recorded in 1948. HMV BD6030.

Billy Reid

Billy Reid

British Dance Band Show No. 256 'Broadcast' 26/12/2013 - 02/01/2014

  1. Crazy Quilt (van Loan) Jack Hylton's Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita. Recorded 11 November 1926. HMV B5174.
  2. Miss Annabelle Lee (Clare, Pollack) Harry Bidgood's Band as The Kentucky Revellers, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 28 February 1928. Broadcast 212.
  3. With My Guitar And You (Snyder, Harris) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne, music arrangement Lew Stone. Recorded 4 July 1930. HMV B5877.
  4. Toasts (Sarony) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Leonard Henry and Sam Browne. Recorded 1 November 1932. Zonophone 6268.
  5. What Have We Got To Lose? (Kahn, Kebt, Alter) Anona Winn singing, with orchestra Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded April 1933. Columbia DB1125.
  6. Sundown In A Little Green Hollow (Whiting, Baskette) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 4 January 1934. Decca F3834.
  7. Tango medley: Tango melodique; Avana de la Noche; Tango des Roses Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, vocal Stella Roberta. Recorded 27 March 1936. Columbia FB1393.
  8. It's The Natural Thing To Do (Burke, Johnston) Brian Lawrance and his orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 17 November 1937. Rex 9198.
  9. You're Lovely To Hold (Furber, Carmeli) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 5 October 1943. Columbia FB2968.
  10. I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 14 August 1945. Parlophone F2090.

Mantovani

Mantovani

British Dance Band Show No. 255 'Broadcast' 19/12/2013 - 26/12/2013

  1. Mine (De Sylva, Hanley) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 18 May 1927. HMV B5286.
  2. I Thank The Moon (Sievier, Anthony) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 6 June 1928. Columbia 4929.
  3. Adeline (Gilbert, Nicholls) Arcadians Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 25 September 1930. Zonophone 5731.
  4. On A Cold And Frosty Morning (Hargreaves, Damerell) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne and the band. Recorded 10 November 1931. Columbia CB382.
  5. Night And Day (Cole Porter) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 27 September 1933. Decca F3698.
  6. Blaze Away (Kennedy, Holzman) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Chick Henderson and chorus. Recorded 7 October 1936. Columbia FB1532.
  7. The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (Kennedy, Connor, Leach) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze and boy. Recorded 1 November 1937. Rex 9162.
  8. Howdja Like To Love Me? (Loesser, Lane) Jack White and his Collegians, vocal Tony Morris + 2. Recorded 2 June 1938. Parlophone F1137.
  9. No, Mamma, No! (Mizzy, Taylor, Arnold, Gould) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 25 June 1940. Decca F7539.
  10. If You Knock On Any Door On Christmas Day (Pelosi, Johnson, Noel) Primo Scala and his Banjo and Accordion Band, vocal The Keynotes. Recorded in 1948. Decca F9270.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 254 'Broadcast' 12/12/2013 - 19/12/2013

  1. Oh! My Bundle Of Love (Silver, Hayes) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. Recorded 17 August 1926. HMV B5112.
  2. I'm Crazy Over You (Sherman, Lewis) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by orchesta directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 28 December 1928. HMV B2962.
  3. 'On With the Show' selection, part 1 Bubbling Over With Love; Wedding Bells Are Ringing For Sally; On A Little Balcony In Spain; Shake And Let Us Be Friends Harry Bidgood's Holiday Makers, vocal Sam Browne and John Thorne. Music arrangement by Debroy Somers and Horatio Nicholls. Recorded 22 July 1931. Broadcast 726.
  4. 'On With the Show' selection, part 2 Pretty Kitty Kelly; Bathing In The Sunshine; Dreaming Of My Indiana Sweetheart; When The Guards Are On Parade Harry Bidgood's Holiday Makers, vocal Sam Browne and John Thorne. Music arrangement by Debroy Somers and Horatio Nicholls. Recorded 22 July 1931. Broadcast 726.
  5. Wheezy Anna (Sarony) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly and others. Recorded 7 February 1933. HMV B6316.
  6. Just Dance (Ives, Trafford) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Chips Chippendall. Recorded 10 October 1936. Decca F6137.
  7. The Wind And The Rain (Turner Layton) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 6 September 1937. Decca F6469.
  8. Cherokee (Ray Noble) Joe Loss and his band (as Mel Rose and his orchestra). Recorded 17 July 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3116.
  9. A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square (Maschwitz, Sherwin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 25 June 1940. Decca F7539.
  10. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Gordon, Warren) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Renee Lister. Recorded 16 February 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3614.

Sydney Lipton

Sydney Lipton Band

British Dance Band Show No. 253 'Broadcast' 05/12/2013 - 12/12/2013

  1. Spread A Little Happiness (Grey, Newman, Ellis) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Music arrangement Lew Stone. Recorded 11 October 1928. Columbia 5228.
  2. Carolina Moon (Davis, Burke) Alfredo's Band directed by Alfred Gill, vocal Les Allen + 2. Recorded 27 June 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1222.
  3. Tunes of Not So Long Ago - 1924 - It Ain't Gonna Rain No More; I Love You; What'll I Do?; Horsey Keep Your Tail Up New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, unknown vocals. Recorded 14 July 1931. HMV B4012.
  4. I'm For You A Hundred Per Cent (Gibbons, Rose) Roy Fox and his band at the Monseigneur Restaurant, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 13 April 1932. Decca F2923.
  5. I Wake Up Smiling (Ahlert, Leslie) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 7 April 1933. Brunswick 1502.
  6. The Object Of My Affection (Tomlin) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Bill Currie. Recorded 18 February 1935. Parlophone F126.
  7. Gangway (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Alice Mann & the Swingtette. Recorded 31 May 1937. HMV BD5255.
  8. Three Brass Bells (Andy Hodgkiss) Henry Hall and his Orchestra. Recorded 14 October 1937. Columbia FB1818.
  9. Close To You (Hoffman, Livingston, Lampe) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 5 October 1943. Columbia FB2968.
  10. I'll Be Your Sweetheart (Harry Dacre) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Edna Kaye and Alan Breeze. Recorded 30 August 1945. Rex 10226.

The Swingtette

The Swingtette

British Dance Band Show No. 252 'Broadcast' 28/11/2013 - 5/12/2013

  1. Baby (Peck, Wenrich) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra. Recorded 10 March 1927. Homochord D1086.
  2. Am I Blue? (Akst) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 27 June 1929. HMV B5674.
  3. You're The Cream In My Coffee (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Bidgood's Broadcasters directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 24 May 1929. Broadcast 407.
  4. Joey The Clown (Reeves, Myers) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Billy Scott-Coomber and Jack Payne. Recorded 10 November 1931. Columbia CB382.
  5. In Town Tonight (Eric Coates) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall. Recorded 15 February 1934. Columbia CB716.
  6. I'm In The Mood For Love (McHugh, Fields) Phyllis Robins singing, accompanied by Fred Hartley's Orchestra. Recorded December 1935. Rex 8678.
  7. Ragging The Rag, part 3 Grizzly Bear Rag; Red Rose Rag; Daly's Reel Rag Ballyhooligans directed by Ern Pettifer. Recorded 15 October 1936. HMV BD5131.
  8. The Moon Got In My Eyes (Burke, Johnston) Brian Lawrance and his orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 17 November 1937. Rex 9198.
  9. Sunday In The Park (Rome) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 19 May 1938. HMV BD5369.
  10. If You Please (Burke, Van Heusen) Jimmy Leach and the New Organolians, vocal Rita Williams with H Robinson Cleaver at the Hammond organ. Recorded in October 1943. Columbia FB2969.

Phyllis Robins

Phyllis Robins

British Dance Band Show No. 251 'Broadcast' 21/11/2013 - 28/11/2013

  1. Westward Bound (Sissle, Revel) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 6 June 1928. Columbia 4929.
  2. Eleanor (Deppen) Zonophone Salon Orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded March 1930. Zonophone 5574.
  3. Parkin' In The Moonlight (Tobias, O'Flynn, de Rose) Maurice Winnick and his band, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded 18 August 1931. Regal MR404.
  4. The Jolly Sailor (Carter, Gay) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Leonard Henry. Recorded 1 November 1932. Zonophone 6268.
  5. According To The Moonlight (Meyer) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 15 July 1935. Columbia FB1096.
  6. Lights Out (Billy Hill) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra (American Orchestra), vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 21 January 1936. HMV BD5030.
  7. One In A Million (Mitchell, Pollack) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 6 September 1937. Decca F6469.
  8. Love Walked In (G & I Gershwin) Jack White and his Collegians, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 2 June 1938. Parlophone F1137.
  9. Darktown Strutters Ball (Brooks) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 4 April 1940. Parlophone F1721.
  10. I'll Never Smile Again (Lowe) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 9 September 1940. Decca F7602.

Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton

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British Dance Band Show No. 250 'Broadcast' 14/11/2013 - 21/11/2013

  1. My Blue Heaven (Whiting, Donaldson) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Bert Ambrose. Recorded 10 January 1928. HMV B2665.
  2. The Toymaker's Dream (Ernie Golden) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne + 2. Recorded 30 May 1929. HMV B5656.
  3. Waltz medley I'll See You Again, What Is Love? Kiss Me (Noel Coward) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra. Recorded 13 August 1929. Columbia 5443.
  4. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town (Young, Little, Siras) Biltmore Players directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 11 November 1932. Eclipse 311.
  5. I Cover The Waterfront (Heyman, Green) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Ivor Moreton. Recorded 14 July 1933. Parlophone R1576.
  6. I Couldn't Be Mean To You (Adams, Greer) Teddy Joyce and his orchestra, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 11 December 1934. HMV B6567.
  7. Winter Draws On (Haines, Harper) Jenny Howard comedienne, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in 1935. Crown 67.
  8. No Regrets (Tobias, Ingraham) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 September 1936. Decca F6090.
  9. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) Arthur Young and Hatchett's Quartet, vocal Beryl Davis, violin Stephane Grappelly. Recorded 24 February 1940. Decca F7644.
  10. St Mary's In The Twilight (Kennedy) Primo Scala and his Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cyril Shane. Recorded in 1941. Rex 10042.

Jack Cooper

Jack Cooper

British Dance Band Show No. 249 'Broadcast' 07/11/2013 - 14/11/2013

  1. Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Irving Berlin) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 17 August 1926. HMV B5112.
  2. Toy Town Parade (Horatio Nicholls) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 23 August 1927. Columbia 4551.
  3. Somewhere In Hawaii (Nelson, Pease) Arcadian's Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 22 January 1929. Zonophone 5308.
  4. Medley of 'Tunes of Not So Long Ago - 1923 - Last Night On The Back Porch; My Sweetie Went Away; Wonderful One; Yes We Have No Bananas New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 14 July 1931. HMV B4012.
  5. Pu-leeze Mister Hemingway (Drake, Kent, Silver) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by studio band. Recorded 28 November 1932. Decca F3312.
  6. Home On The Range (arr. Gulon) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis and Jack Plant and chorus. Recorded 4 January 1934. Decca F3834.
  7. Geraldoland part 2 Oh Donna Clara; Play To Me Gypsy; El Relicario Geraldo and his Gaucho Tango Orchestra, vocal Monte Rey. Recorded 11 November 1936. Decca F6201.
  8. My Heart Is Taking Lessons (Burke, Monaco) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 7 September 1938. Columbia FB2033.
  9. I'm Making Believe (Monaco, Gordon) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Elizabeth Batey. Recorded 14 January 1945. HMV BD5872.
  10. Cement Mixer (Gaillard, Ricks) The Squadronaires directed by Jimmie Miller, vocal The Quads. Recorded 29 May 1946. Decca F8644.

Denny Dennis

Denny Dennis

British Dance Band Show No. 248 'Broadcast' 31/10/2013 - 7/11/2013

  1. Why Did I Kiss That Girl? (Brown, King, Henderson) The Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 21 May 1924. Columbia 3440.
  2. C'Est Vous (Silver, Richman) The Sylvians directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 16 May 1927. HMV B5286.
  3. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields, McHugh) Alfredo and his band directed by Alfred Gill, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1375.
  4. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Clare, Stept) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocals Billy Scott-Coomber and Les Allen. Recorded in September 1931. Imperial 2559.
  5. Let's Put Out The Lights (Hupfeld) Bobby Howes and the Carlyle Cousins singing, accompanied by band directed by Carroll Gibbons at the piano. Recorded 21 December 1932. Columbia DB1024.
  6. June In January (Robin, Rainger) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Alan Kane. Recorded 27 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1558.
  7. The Music Goes Round And Around (Hodgson, Farley, Riley) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra (American Orchestra), vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 21 January 1936 (Chicago). HMV BD5030.
  8. So Many Memories (Woods) Billy Reid and his Accordeon band, vocal Dorothy Squires. Recorded in January 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2663.
  9. Ferryboat Serenade (Adamson, Di Lazzaro) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Sam Browne + 1. Recorded 7 November 1940. HMV BD5636.
  10. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen (Irving Berlin) Josephine Bradley and her Ballroom Orch directed by Edgar Jackson. Recorded 16 September 1943. Decca MW102.

Dorothy Squires

Dorothy Squires

British Dance Band Show No. 247 'Broadcast' 24/10/2013 - 31/10/2013

  1. After I Say I'm Sorry (Walter Donaldson) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton. Recorded 26 May 1926. HMV B5075.
  2. Looking At You (Cole Porter) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in March 1929. Dominion A91.
  3. Medley: If Love Were All; Dear Little Café (Noel Coward) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra. Recorded 13 August 1929. Columbia 5443.
  4. At Twilight (Pinkard) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Sam Browne. Oboe, Leon Goossens. Recorded 5 March 1930. HMV B5801.
  5. Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear (Hoffman, Nelson, Goodhart, Ager) Jack Harris and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded in May 1932. Broadcast 3197.
  6. My Hat's On The Side Of My Head (Harry Woods) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 28 November 1933. Parlophone R1710.
  7. Celebratin' (Harry Woods) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and his Rhythmics, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 14 May 1936. Columbia FB1406.
  8. Baby's Sweetheart (W Corri Jnr) New Mayfair Novelty Orchestra directed by Phil Green. Phil Green accordion, Harry Karr flute, Jack Simpson xylophone. Recorded in December 1938. HMV BD641.
  9. Medley: Give A Little Whistle; Little Wooden Head; Hi Diddle Dee Dee; I've Got No Strings (Harbach, Washington) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocals Vera Lynn, Evelyn Dall and Jack Cooper. Recorded . Decca F7421, side 1.
  10. Medley: Three Cheers For Anything; Turn On The Old Music Box; When You Wish Upon A Star (Harbach, Washington) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocals Vera Lynn and Jack Cooper. Recorded 5 March 1940. Decca F7421, side 2.

Leon Goossens

Leon Goossens
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British Dance Band Show No. 246 'Broadcast' 17/10/2013 - 24/10/2013

  1. Let's Talk About My Sweetie (Donaldson) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 19 May 1926. HMV B5075.
  2. Ya Gotta Know How To Love (Green, Warren) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 18 August 1926. HMV B5116.
  3. Was It Love? (Caesar, Conrad, Rosenthal) Bidgood's Broadcasters directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 24 May 1929. Broadcast 407.
  4. The Peanut Vendor (Gilbert, Simons) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and the Three Ginx. Recorded 12 February 1931. HMV B5979.
  5. Doan' You Grieve (Spike Hughes) Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra. Recorded 20 November 1932. Decca F3399.
  6. I'll Follow My Secret Heart (Noel Coward) Fred Hartley and his orchestra. Recorded 28 February 1934. Decca F3901.
  7. It's Got To Be Love (Hart, Rodgers) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Mary Lee. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5161.
  8. Keep Calling Me Sweetheart (Long, Pease, Ilda) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Peter Williams. Recorded 7 June 1937. Rex 9059.
  9. What Do You Think These Ruby Lips Were Made For? (Bryan, Stock, Rose) The Organ, The Dance Band and Me, directed by Billy Thorburn, vocal Helen Clare. H Robinson Cleaver, organ. Billy Thorburn, piano. Recorded 14 October 1943. Parlophone F1997.
  10. Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats (Drake, Hoffman, Livingston) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 10 March 1944. Columbia FB3013.

Spike Hughes

Spike Hughes

British Dance Band Show No. 245 'Broadcast' 10/10/2013 - 17/10/2013

  1. Sixty Seconds Every Minute (Davis, Santly) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 23 August 1927. Columbia 4551.
  2. To Know You Is To Love You (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jack Hylton orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 13 May 1929. HMV B5650.
  3. Piccolo Pete (Baxter) Arcadians Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin, organ Charles W Saxby. Recorded 15 January 1930. Zonophone 5536.
  4. That's What I Like About You (Gottler, Nicholls) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocals Billy Scott Coomber and Jack Payne. Recorded 25 September 1931. Columbia CB358.
  5. Nobody's Sweetheart (Kahn, Erdman, Myers, Schoebel) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy, pianos Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye. Recorded 15 January 1934. Parlophone R1734.
  6. Shoe-Shine Boy (Cahn, Chaplin) Billy Cotton and his Band, vocal Cab Quaye and Jack Doyle? Recorded 27 August 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2189.
  7. Sailor, Where Art Thou? (Nesbitt, Savile) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 24 March 1937. Decca F6374.
  8. Dancing Doll (Poupee Valsante) (Poldini) Albert Sandler Trio. Albert Sandler (violin), Reginald Kilby (cello), Jack Byfield (piano). Recorded in January 1941. Columbia DB2004.
  9. As Time Goes By (Hupfeld) Adelaide Hall singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur or Phil Green. Recorded in February 1943. Decca F8292.
  10. Covered Wagon (Winstone) Eric Winstone and his band. Recorded 16 February 1945. HMV BD5887.

Albert Sandler

Albert Sandler

British Dance Band Show No. 244 'Broadcast' 03/10/2013 - 10/10/2013

  1. Where Oh Where Do I Live? (Harry Carlton) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Bobby Sanders. Recorded 27 September 1927. Columbia 4599.
  2. There's A Rickety Rackety Shack (Turk, Tobias) Harry Bidgood's Band as The Kentucky Revellers, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 28 February 1928. Broadcast 212.
  3. Mia Bella Rosa (Koehler, Magine) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal trio Les Allen, Phil Arnold, Eddie Brandt. Recorded 19 April 1929. HMV B5639.
  4. You Forgot Your Gloves (Eliscu, Lehak) Jack Buchanan sings, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 29 October 1931. HMV B4005.
  5. My Heart's To Let (Waller, Tunbridge, Grey, Weston, Lee) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 27 February 1933. HMV B6323.
  6. Up The Old Narkovian (Holmes, Sarony) Sydney Lipton's band, vocal Chips Chippendall and chorus. Recorded 14 November 1935. Panachord 25808.
  7. There's A Small Hotel (Hart, Rodgers) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jewel Faye. Recorded 10 January 1937. HMV BD5164.
  8. Early Morning Blues (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his orchestra. Music arrangement Sid Phillips. Recorded 28 February 1939. Decca F7136.
  9. Cornsilk (Kahal, King, Bellis) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 21 September 1941. HMV BD5707.
  10. You'll Never Know (Gordon, Warren) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 1 July 1943. Decca F8328.

Jack Buchanan

Jack Buchanan

British Dance Band Show No. 243 'Broadcast' 26/09/2013 - 3/10/2013

  1. Miss Annabelle Lee (Clare, Pollack) Palais de Danse Orchestra directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 17 February 1928. HMV B5455.
  2. Let's Fall In Love (Let's Do It) (Cole Porter) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Tom Barratt and chorus. Recorded in March 1929. Dominion A91.
  3. Sweetheart Of All My Dreams (Fitch, Fitch, Lowe) Alfredo and his band, vocal trio les Allen, Eddie Grossbart + 1. Recorded in April 1929. Edison Bell Radio 976.
  4. Lover Of My Dreams (Noel Coward) Noel Coward singing, accompanied by HMV studio orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 20 October 1931. HMV B4001.
  5. That's Just The Way I'm Missing You (Kennedy, Winston) Jay Wilbur's Band as the Connecticut Collegians, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 11 May 1932. Eclipse 209.
  6. Goodbye Hawaii (Leon, Towers, Robins, Appollon) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 5 January 1935. Columbia FB1005.
  7. Serenade In The Night (Bixio, Kennedy, Cherubini) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded in October 1936. Rex 8920.
  8. Says My Heart (Loesser, Lane) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 5 July 1938. Columbia FB2007.
  9. What Do You Do In The Infantry?; Don't Sweetheart Me (Loesser; Friend, Tobias) The Studio Orchestra directed by Phil Green, supervised by Wynford Reynolds. Recorded in July 1944. Decca MW256.
  10. After A While (Drake, Shirl) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 30 August 1945. Rex 10226.

Cyril Grantham

Cyril Grantham

British Dance Band Show No. 242 'Broadcast' 19/09/2013 - 26/09/2013

  1. Muddy Water (Richman, De Rose) Murray's Melody Makers, vocal Chick Endor. Recorded 2 September 1927. Edison Bell Winner 4736.
  2. Jericho (Robin, Myers) Bidgood's Broadcasters, vocal trio Les Allen, Eddie Brandt and Phil Arnold. Recorded 8 June 1929. Broadcast 413.
  3. Oh Donna Clara (Kennedy, Petersburski) The Hottentots directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Hardy Williamson. Recorded 28 January 1931. Eclipse 13.
  4. Why Shoudn't I? (Freed) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 25 May 1931. HMV B6021.
  5. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry Woods) Anona Winn, singing and impersonation, accompanied orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in December 1934. Rex 8371.
  6. It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane (Leslie, Burke) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 12 July 1937. Columbia FB1742.
  7. On Your Toes (Hart, Rodgers) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by The Swingtette. Recorded 10 January 1937. HMV BD5164.
  8. Horsey! Horsey! (Box, Cox, Butler, Roberts) Jack Jackson and his band, vocal Jack Cooper and Jackie Hunter. Recorded 11 November 1937. Decca F6552.
  9. Goosey, Goosey (Will Glahe) Harry Roy and his band, piano Stanley Black. Recorded 9 May 1939. Parlophone F1452.
  10. Jenny (Gershwin, Weill) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Elizabeth Batey. Recorded 12 May 1944. HMV BD5845.

Joe Loss

Joe Loss

British Dance Band Show No. 241 'Broadcast' 12/09/2013 - 19/09/2013

  1. Is She My Girlfriend? (Yellen, Ager) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato and Hugo Rignold, with scat singing by Jack Jackson. Recorded 9 December 1927. HMV B5422.
  2. Tondelayo (Noel Gay) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 25 October 1929. HMV B5721.
  3. Tunes of the Times Part 1Say It With Music; Just One More Chance; When It's Night-time In Nevada; Come To Me Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne and Bob Busby. Recorded 13 October 1931. Columbia CB371.
  4. Medley Old Man Of The Mountains; Love Me Tonight; Underneath The Arches Carlyle Cousins singing, studio band directed by Len Fillis. Recorded in October 1932. Columbia DB977.
  5. The Jug and Bottle parts 1 & 2 (Noble, Kester) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Leonard Henry, assisted by Max Kester, Ray Noble and the band. Recorded 20 October 1932. HMV B6268.
  6. When You've Fallen In Love (Waller, Tunbridge, Grey, Weston, Lee) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 27 February 1933. HMV B6323.
  7. Okay Toots (Kahn, Donaldson) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 18 February 1935. Parlophone F126.
  8. The Natural Thing To Do (Burke, Johnston) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 26 October 1937. Decca F6521.
  9. There She Was (Carmichael) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 13 December 1943. Columbia FB2988.
  10. Day By Day (Cahn, Weston, Stordahl) Skyrockets Dance Orch directed by Paul Fenoulhet, vocal Cyril Shane. Recorded 5 July 1946. HMV BD5940.

Leonard Henry

Leonard Henry

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British Dance Band Show No. 240 'Broadcast' 05/09/2013 - 12/09/2013

  1. Broadway (Gottler, Mitchell, Conrad) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Harry Shalson. Recorded 22 June 1929. Columbia 5442.
  2. I'll Always Be In Love With You (Green, Stept) Bidgood's Broadcasters directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cavan O'Connor and vocal trio Les Allen, Eddie Brandt and Phil Arnold. Recorded 8 June 1929. Broadcast 413.
  3. Bubbling Over With Love (Russell, Ager) Jay Wilbur's Band as The Hottentots, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 19 June 1931. Eclipse 59.
  4. She Fought Like A Tiger For Her Honour (Haines, Harper) Jenny Howard comedienne, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in 1935. Crown 67.
  5. South American Joe (Friend, Caesar) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in July 1935. Rex 8561.
  6. A Beautiful Lady In Blue (Lewis, Coots) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 5 February 1936. Parlophone F394.
  7. The Love Bug Will Bite You (Tomlin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Vera Lynn and trio. Recorded 23 April 1937. Decca F6374.
  8. Whispering (Schonberger) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 31 August 1938. Parlophone F1214.
  9. While The Music Plays On (Fiers, Mills, Heim) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Bernard Hunter. Recorded 1 October 1941. HMVBD5717.
  10. Bugle Bounce (Winstone) Eric Winstone and his band. Recorded 16 February 1945. HMV BD5887.

Eric Winstone

Eric Winstone

British Dance Band Show No. 239 'Broadcast' 29/08/2013 - 05/09/2013

  1. Wob-a-ly Walk (Green, Warren) Jay Whidden and his band, vocal Phil Arnold. Recorded April 1928. Metropole 1024.
  2. Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 30 May 1929. HMV B5656.
  3. He's A Good Man To Have Around (Yellen, Ager) Mabel Marks, comedienne, accompanied by orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded in 1929. Broadcast 450.
  4. Three Little Times (Savory, Hajos) Geraldo's Gaucho Tango Orchestra, vocal Gino Berni. Recorded 20 January 1932. Columbia CB417.
  5. The Hilly Billy Band (Al and Bob Harvey) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne and chorus. Recorded in July 1935. Rex 8561.
  6. Did I Remember? (Adamson, Donaldson) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 September 1936. Decca F6090.
  7. On The Sentimental Side (Burke, Monaco) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 7 September 1938. Columbia FB2033.
  8. I Surrender Dear (Barris) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet. Recorded 3 March 1944. Parlophone R2942.
  9. Acc-cent-tchu-ate The Positive (Mercer, Arlen) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 13 March 1945. Rex 10221.
  10. Saturday Night At The Palais (Musel, Lisbona) The Squadronaires directed by Jimmie Miller, vocal The Quads. Recorded 29 May 1946. Decca F8644.

Anne Lenner

Anne Lenner

British Dance Band Show No. 238 'Broadcast' 22/08/2013 - 29/08/2013

  1. Dizzy Fingers (Zez Confrey) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, piano duet Carroll Gibbons and Donald Thorne. Recorded 16 July 1926. HMV B5105.
  2. Blue Hills Of Pasadena (Wallace, Herbert) Deauville Dance Orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in July 1929. Dominion A164.
  3. Just Once For All Time (Leigh, Heymann) Sydney Kyte and his Piccadilly Hotel Band, vocal trio The Three Ginx. Recorded 28 November 1931. Regal MR466.
  4. Hazel Eyes (R Ashe) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Val Rosing. Recorded 18 August 1932. Columbia CB496.
  5. Love In Bloom (Robin, Rainger) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded in August 1934. Rex 8275.
  6. Rehearsing A Lullaby (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8525.
  7. Too Marvellous For Words (Mercer, Whiting) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 12 July 1937. Columbia FB1742.
  8. I'm A Little Prairie Flower (Sarony, Holmes) Jack Jackson and his band, vocal Helen Clare, Jack Jackson, Jackie Hunter, Jack Cooper. Recorded 26 November 1937. Decca F6552.
  9. A Burmese Ballet (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his orchestra, music arranged by Sid Phillips. Recorded 28 February 1939. Decca F7136.
  10. Ain't It A Shame About Mame (Burke, Monaco) Witley Court Music Box, vocal Joyce Head, and possibly featuring Stephane Grappelly violin. Recorded in October 1941. HMV Special JH43.

Val Rosing

Val Rosing

British Dance Band Show No. 237 'Broadcast' 06/08/2013 - 22/08/2013

  1. The Riff Song (Romberg) Bert Firman's Dance Orch (as Eugene Brockman's Dance Orch). Recorded 13 April 1927. Homochord D1108.
  2. The Girl Is You And The Boy Is Me (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Murray's Melody Makers, probably directed by Stan Greening, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 2 September 1927. Edison Bell Winner 4713.
  3. Topsy Turvy Talk (Leslie Sarony) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Leslie Sarony. Recorded 3 February 1931. HMV B5973.
  4. I Found You (Noble, Campbell, Connelly) Patrick Waddington singing, accompanied by Peggy Cochrane violin, and two pianos of Peggy Cochrane and William Walker. Recorded in July 1931. HMV B3913.
  5. Now And Then (Al Berton) Miss Delys Hendrie (possibly Phyllis Robins) singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in June 1932. Eclipse 242.
  6. Why Am I Blue? (Hill, de Rose) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 4 November 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1501.
  7. Dreaming A Dream (Weston, Lee, Waller, Tunbridge) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in Nov 1934. Rex 8333.
  8. Beer Barrel Polka (Brown, Vejvoda, Timm) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall and band. Recorded 7 June 1939. Decca F7077.
  9. I'll Walk Alone (Cahn, Styne) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 10 May 1944. HMV BD5845.
  10. Five Point Blues (Lawson) Joe Daniels Jazz Group. Recorded 26 October 1951. Parlophone R3495.

Peggy Cochrane

Peggy Cochrane

British Dance Band Show No. 236 'Broadcast' 01/08/2013 - 08/08/2013

  1. A House On A Hill Top (Eyton, Mayerl) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Harry Shalson. Recorded 24 May 1929. Columbia 5393.
  2. I'm The Last Of The Red Hot Mammas (Yellen, Ager) Mabel Marks, comedienne accompanied by orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded in 1929. Broadcast 450.
  3. I Surrender Dear (Barris) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 21 April 1931. HMV B6009.
  4. Blue Hawaiian Island (Kennedy, Winston) The Hottentots directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 18 May 1931. Eclipse 61.
  5. Just Like Jack, Just Like Jill (Decuna, Peers) Syd Seymour and his band, vocal Syd Seymour. Recorded 13 June 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1342.
  6. Honey-Coloured Moon (Carter, Wayne) Phyllis Robins singing, accompanied by Fred Hartley's Orchestra. Recorded in December 1935. Rex 8678.
  7. Curly Head (J J Loeb) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan and chorus. Recorded 19 August 1935. Columbia FB1100.
  8. Hick Stomp (Sid Phillips) Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra, music arrangement Sid Phillips. Recorded 26 October 1936. Decca F6170.
  9. When The Gang Meet Again (Miller, Strauss) The Accordeon Serenaders, vocal Paul Rich. Recorded in Dec 1945. Regal Zonophone MR3772.
  10. Time Alone Will Tell; Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart; Buttons And Bows Charlie Kunz piano, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded maybe end 1948. Decca F9069.

Harry Shalson

Harry Shalson

British Dance Band Show No. 235 'Broadcast' 25/07/2013 - 01/08/2013

  1. Lady be Good selection, part 1 So Am I, Hang On To Me, Fascinating Rhythm (G & I Gershwin) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Monty Woolf. Recorded 29 March 1926. HMV B5042.
  2. Lady be Good selection, part 2 Oh Lady Be Good, Little Jazz Bird (G & I Gershwin) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Monty Woolf. Recorded 29 March 1926. HMV B5042.
  3. A Bench In The Park (Yellen, Ager) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Les Allen and Al Bowlly. Recorded in September 1930. Edison Bell Winner 5160.
  4. Lazy Day (Posford) Patrick Waddington singing, accompanied by two pianos Peggy Cochrane and William Walker ('That Certain Trio'). Recorded in July 1931. HMV B3913.
  5. Paradise (waltz) (Brown, Clifford) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber (as Jack Gordon). Recorded in July 1932. Imperial 2721.
  6. Straight From The Shoulder (Gordon, Revel) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded in August 1934. Rex 8275.
  7. Sonny Boy (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Harry Roy's Tiger-Ragamuffins, vocal Harry Roy and Ray Ellington. Recorded 28 November 1937. Parlophone F1002.
  8. Clarinet Marmalade (Shields, Ragas) Buddy Featherstonhaugh and the Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 17 June 1943. HMV B9331.
  9. Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There (Magidson, McHugh) The Organ, The Dance Band and Me directed by Billy Thorburn, vocal Helen Clare, organ H Robinson Cleaver. Recorded 14 October 1943. Parlophone F1997.
  10. After All (Billy Reid) The Skyrockets Orchestra directed by Woolf Phillips, vocal Doreen Lundy. Recorded 9 April 1948. HMV BD6010.

Patrick Waddington

Patrick Waddington

British Dance Band Show No. 234 'Broadcast' 18/07/2013 - 25/07/2013

  1. I'm In Love Again (Cole Porter) Murray's Melody Makers directed by Stan Greening, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 2 September 1927. Edison Bell Winner 4713.
  2. The Wedding Of The Painted Doll (Freed, Brown) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Eddie Brandt. Recorded in May 1929. Dominion A119.
  3. Crying Myself To Sleep (Klenner, Wendling) Betty Bolton singing, as Gracie Collins, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 11 May 1931. Eclipse 68.
  4. Fox Favourites, medley: Love Me Tonight;, Baked-Potato Man; While We Danced At The Mardi Gras; Old Man Of The Mountains Roy Fox and his band, vocal Jack Plant and the Cubs. Recorded 25 November 1932. Decca K688.
  5. The Man From Harlem (Will Hudson) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Ellis Jackson and Teddy Foster. Recorded 4 November 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1501.
  6. Lovely To Look At (Fields, McHugh, Kern) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 30 July 1935. Decca F5644.
  7. So 'Andsome (Karris, Vern) The Two Leslies (Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes) accompanied by a studio band, possibly directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded in 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1850.
  8. It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day (Neiburg, Timburg, Sharples) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne & the 3 J's. Recorded 13 December 1939. Rex 9703.
  9. My Heart Tells Me (Gordon, Warren) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 13 December 1943. Columbia FB2988.
  10. Thinkin' About The Wabash (Cahn, Bullock, Styne) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Jill Manners. Recorded 10 March 1944. Columbia FB3013.

Jill Manners

Jill Manners

British Dance Band Show No. 233 'Broadcast' 11/07/2013 - 18/07/2013

  1. When It's Twilight On Missouri (Jack, Vincent, Herbert) Fred Douglas singing, accompanied by a band possibly directed by Stan Greening. Recorded in October 1926. Regal G8719.
  2. I'm Singing My Way Round The World (Lee, Weston, Weston) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 15 August 1930. Broadcast 607.
  3. Just One More Chance (Coslow, Johnston) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 23 October 1931. Eclipse 124.
  4. Will You Dance Through Life With Me? (Schwartz) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra. Recorded 2 February 1933. 4 in 1 No 43.
  5. Remember Me (Seymour, Miller) Syd Seymour and his band, vocal Syd Seymour. Recorded 23 March 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1342.
  6. Swingin' The Lead (Scott Wood) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 14 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1841.
  7. Just Let Me Look At You (Kern, Fields) Lew Stone and his Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 12 August 1938. Decca F6745.
  8. Three Little Fishies (Dowell) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 7 June 1939. Decca F7077.
  9. Lilli Marlene; We Don't Know Where We're Going (Schultze, Leip, Connor; Butler, Gay) The Studio Orchestra directed by Phil Green, supervised by Wynford Reynolds. Recorded in July 1944. 'Music While You Work' Decca MW256.
  10. Just A Little Fond Affection (Box, Cox, Ilda) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Elizabeth Batey. Recorded 14 January 1945. HMV BD5872.

Lew Stone

Lew Stone

British Dance Band Show No. 232 'Broadcast' 04/07/2013 - 11/07/2013

  1. Yale Blues (Vivian Ellis) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 6 October 1927. Columbia 4603.
  2. Ol' Man River (Hammerstein II, Kern) Allan Selby and his Frascatians, vocal unknown. Recorded in July 1928. Metropole 1044.
  3. Old Spanish Moon (Winston, Kennedy) The Hottentots directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 14 February 1931. Eclipse 13.
  4. Somebody Stole My Gal (Leo Wood) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 24 June 1933. Parlophone R1553.
  5. It's An Old Southern Custom (Yellen, Meyer) Carroll Gibbons & His Boyfriends, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 15 July 1935. Columbia FB1096.
  6. 'Follow The Fleet' medley: We Saw The Sea, But Where Are You, Let Yourself Go (Irving Berlin) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal George Barclay. Recorded in May 1936. Rex 8788.
  7. There's A Small Hotel (Rodgers, Hart) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 15 August 1936. Decca F6104.
  8. Deep Purple (Parish, De Rose) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 6 April 1939. Columbia FB2200.
  9. Red Light (Daniels) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 13 January 1941. Parlophone F1865.
  10. Someday I'll Meet You Again (Steiner, Washington) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Sally Douglas. Recorded 15 August 1944. Parlophone F2035.

Sally Douglas

Sally Douglas

British Dance Band Show No. 231 'Broadcast' 27/06/2013 - 04/07/2013

  1. Comin Thro' The Cornfields (Horatio Nicholls) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 23 June 1926. HMV B5105.
  2. When The Love Bird Leaves The Nest (Hugh Wade) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Ramon Newton and unknown lady. Recorded 30 March 1927. Columbia 4333.
  3. Puttin' On The Ritz (Irving Berlin) Alfredo and his band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1375.
  4. Laughing At The Rain (Gilbert, Gay) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 7 April 1931. HMV B6009.
  5. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Ray Noble) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 4 October 1932. Decca F3253.
  6. Down Upon The Farm, introducing: The Old Sow (Sarony) The Two Leslies (Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes) accompanied by a studio band, possibly directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded in 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1850.
  7. Dirty Hands Dirty Face; Little Chap With Big Ideas; Little Man You've Had A Busy Day. Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by band directed by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 8 November 1937. HMV BD476.
  8. Nola (Arndt) New Mayfair Novelty Orchestra directed from his accordeon by Phil Green, with Harry Carr flute and Jack Simpson xylophone. Recorded December 1938. HMV BD641.
  9. King Is Still In London (Campbell-Hunter, Charles) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 4 March 1941. Columbia FB2593.
  10. I'm Beginning To See The Light (James, Ellington, Hodges, George) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 12 June 1945. Rex 10225.

Elsie Carlisle

Elsie Carlisle

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British Dance Band Show No. 230 'Broadcast' 20/06/2013 - 27/06/2013

  1. Just The Same (Burke, Donaldson) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, vocal trio. Recorded 6 October 1927. Columbia 4603.
  2. When It's Springtime In The Rockies (Woolsey, Sauer, Taggart) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 15 August 1930. Broadcast 607.
  3. You Will Remember Vienna (Hammerstein, Romberg) Orpheus Dance Band directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin, Charles W Saxby organ. Recorded in January 1931. Zonophone 5815.
  4. Fox Favourites, medley: The Night When Love Was Born; Lullaby Of The Leaves; Masquerade; We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye Roy Fox and his band, vocal Jack Plant and the Cubs. Recorded 25 November 1932. Decca K688.
  5. Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 19 November 1932. Columbia CB535.
  6. Love Is Everywhere (Harry Parr-Davies) Jenny Howard sings, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in August 1935. Crown 11.
  7. You've Gotta Take Your Pick And Swing (Kennedy, Carr) Ronnie Munro and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 13 December 1937. HMV BD5316.
  8. Amazon Goes A-Wooing (Sid Phillips) Jack Harris and his Orchestra. Recorded 14 December 1937. HMV BD5312.
  9. There's A Ship Rolling Home (Kennedy) Jimmy Leach and the New Organolians, vocal Rita Williams with H Robinson Cleaver at the Hammond organ. Recorded in October 1943. Columbia FB2969.
  10. On The 5.45 (Mark Warren) Lou Preager and his orchestra, vocal Rusty Hurren. Recorded in 1949. Columbia FB3486.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 229 'Broadcast' 13/06/2013 - 20/06/2013

  1. I Need Some Cooling Off, intro: My Heart Stood Still (Rodgers, Hart) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 18 May 1927. HMV B5290.
  2. Here Comes Emily Brown (Meskill, Conrad) Alfredo and his band, directed by Alfred Gill, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in October 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1411.
  3. Jollity Farm (Leslie Sarony) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal trio Jack Payne, Bob Busby, Bob Manning. Recorded 2 January 1930. Columbia 5729.
  4. Shoo The Hoodoo Away (Snyder, Harris) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Ella Logan and Sam Browne. Music arrangement by Lew Stone. Recorded 4 July 1930. HMV B5877.
  5. Under My Umbrella (O'Flynn, Meyer, Wendling) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 4 April 1933. 4 in 1 No 43.
  6. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (Leonard, Munson) Harry Roy's Tiger-Ragamuffins. Recorded 28 November 1937. Parlophone F1002.
  7. I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind (Taylor, Mizzy) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 6 April 1939. Columbia FB2200.
  8. Pickled Onions (Daniels) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Guitar Ivor Mairants. Recorded 13 January 1941. Parlophone F1865.
  9. I'll Be Seeing You (Kahal, Fain) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Len Camber. Recorded 15 August 1944. Parlophone F2035.
  10. Tico Tico (Abreu, Oliviera, Drake) Edmundo Ros and his Cuban Orchestra. Recorded in August 1944. Decca F8508.

Ella Logan

Ella Logan

British Dance Band Show No. 228 'Broadcast' 06/06/2013 - 13/06/2013

  1. There Are Eyes (Keyes) Melville Gideon singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 22 August 1928. HMV B2815.
  2. I'm Crazy Over You (Sherman, Lewis) Bidgood's Broadcasters, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 22 February 1929. Broadcast 355.
  3. Misery Farm (Wallis) Bidgood's Broadcasters, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 22 February 1929. Broadcast 355.
  4. Fall In And Follow The Band (Haines, Leon, Towers) Arthur Lally and his Millionairs, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 1 October 1931. Decca F2573.
  5. Why Don't You Say That You're Sorry? (Margaret, Galpin) Sam Browne and Cavan O'Connor (as Hardy and Hudson) with accordion and piano accompaniment. Recorded in March 1932. Eclipse 263.
  6. One Hour With You (Whiting, Robin) Possibly Phyllis Robins (as Miss Delys Hendrie), accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in June 1932. Eclipse 242.
  7. I Won't Dance (Hammerstein, Harbach, Kern) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 2 August 1935. Decca F5644.
  8. South Of The Border (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Harris and his orchestra. Recorded 5 July 1939. HMV BD5505.
  9. Somewhere In France With You (Carr) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Dolly Elsie. Recorded 29 November 1939. HMV BD5540.
  10. Gone With The Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet, featuring Stan Roderick trumpet. Recorded December 1944. Parlophone R2950.

Melville Gideon

Melville Gideon

British Dance Band Show No. 227 'Broadcast' 30/05/2013 - 06/06/2013

  1. Swinging Along (Stamper, Hay) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eugene Brockman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 13 April 1927. Homochord D1108.
  2. The Banjo (That Man Joe Plays) (Cole Porter) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio, Billy Herbert banjo. Recorded 26 March 1929. HMV B5622.
  3. Ho Hum (Heyman, Suesse) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 9 June 1931. HMV B6032.
  4. Sleepy Head (Norman Hackforth) Jack Plant (as Jack Gordon) singing, orchestral accompaniment directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1931. Imperial 2346.
  5. Bugle Call Rag (Pettis, Meyerss, Schoebel) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal introduction Harry Roy. Recorded in May 1933. Parlophone R1526.
  6. How Was I To Know? (Copeman) The Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 12 December 1935. Crown 113.
  7. Gertie; Home James And Don't Spare The Horses; No, No, A Thousand Times No Elsie Carlisle singing, orchestral accompaniment directed by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 8 November 1937. HMV BD476.
  8. Say Si Si (Stillman, Luban, Lecuona) Brian Lawrance and his Orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 17 November 1937. Rex 9191.
  9. Commando Patrol (Gray, Ridley, Bousher) RAF Dance Orchestra directed by Jimmy Miller. Recorded 27 July 1943. Decca F8364.
  10. This Heart Of Mine (Freed, Warren) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded in 1946. Columbia FB3209.

Julie Dawn

Julie Dawn

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British Dance Band Show No. 226 'Broadcast' 23/05/2013 - 30/05/2013

  1. Baby Face (Davis, Akst) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton, vocal Ramon Newton and Jim Cassidy. Recorded 13 October 1926. HMV B5147.
  2. Garden In The Rain (Dyrenforth, Gibbons) Georges Metaxa singing, accompanied by HMV studio orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 20 July 1928. HMV B2801.
  3. Lucky Me, Lovable You (Yellen, Ager) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra. Recorded 29 January 1930. Columbia CB9.
  4. Anyone But Me (Woodford, Kennedy) Jay Wilbur's Band (as Jack Grose and his Metropole Players), vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 17 February 1933. Eclipse 375.
  5. Musette (Leo Peter) Fred Hartley's Quintet. Recorded February 1933. Regal Zonophone MR878.
  6. Don't Stand In The Doorway (Broones, John) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 30 November 1935. HMV BD5003.
  7. Look Up And Laugh (Harry Parr-Davies) Jenny Howard, comic singer, accompanied by studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in August 1935. Crown 11.
  8. Ridin' Home (Leslie-Smith, Carr) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 November 1939. Decca F7291.
  9. Russian Rose (Miller, Charles) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cyril Shane. Recorded in 1941. Rex 10042.
  10. I'd Give A Million Tomorrows (Berle, Livingston) The Skyrockets Orchestra directed by Woolf Phillips, vocal Doreen Lundy. Recorded 9 April 1948. HMV BD6010.

Jenny Howard

Jenny Howard

British Dance Band Show No. 225 'Broadcast' 16/05/2013 - 23/05/2013

  1. Doll Dance (Nacio Herb Brown) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 18 May 1927. HMV B5290.
  2. Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips (Dubin, Burke) Maurice Elwin and Cavan O'Connor, as Solemn & Gay, orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded 5 December 1929. Zonophone 5496.
  3. Maybe It's The Moon (Whiting) Howard Godfrey and his Waldorfians, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in October 1931. Piccadilly 868.
  4. In A Shelter From A Shower (Brewer, Whiting, Leveen) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 16 March 1934. Decca F3942.
  5. How Can You Face Me? (Waller, Razaf) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 11 February 1935. Decca F5389.
  6. Flower Of My Dreams (El Capullito de Aleli) (Hernandez) Henry Jacques and his orchestra. Recorded 10 July 1936. HMV BD5114.
  7. Little Blue Bird (Barnett) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, vocal Jimmy Miller. Recorded 23 March 1936. Crown 167.
  8. Ti-Pi-Tin (Leveen, Grever) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 16 June 1938. Parlophone F1155.
  9. Frenesi (Dominguez, Whitcup, Charles, Russell) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal Dorothy Carless. Recorded 20 March 1941. Parlophone F1824.
  10. Marie Elena (Russel, Barcelato) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 21 September 1941. HMV BD5708.

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

British Dance Band Show No. 224 'Broadcast' 09/05/2013 - 16/05/2013

  1. Dance Of The Blue Danube (Fisher) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton, music arrangement possibly by Leo Vauchant. Recorded 22 June 1928. HMV B5500.
  2. Huggable Kissable You (Irving Bibo) Alfredo's Band, vocal Les Allen, trio. Recorded 27 June 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1222.
  3. Hurt (Piantadosi, Solomon) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Val Rosing. Recorded 23 February 1931. Columbia CB236.
  4. Hurricane Harry (Roy, Steininger) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal Bill Currie. Recorded in June 1933. Parlophone R1553.
  5. Harlem (Eddie Carroll, Bennie Moten) Syd Lipton and his Orchestra. Recorded 20 January 1937. Decca F6283.
  6. Ten Pretty Girls (Kennedy, Grozs) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 6 August 1937. Rex 9103.
  7. Little Drummer Boy (Noel, Pelosi) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 25 January 1938. HMV BD499.
  8. There'll Never Be Another You (Tinturin, Jacobs) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 30 January 1940. Parlophone F1654.
  9. Till All Our Prayers Are Answered (Lubin, Charles) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Dolly Elsie and Alan Breeze. Recorded 13 March 1945. Rex 10221.
  10. The Creep (Mackintosh) Ken Mackintosh and his saxophone, and his orchestra. Recorded in 1953. HMV BD1295.

Ken Mackintosh

Ken Mackintosh

British Dance Band Show No. 223 'Broadcast' 02/05/2013 - 09/05/2013

  1. When The Lilac Blooms Again (Doelle) The Plaza Band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded 6 June 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1220.
  2. Choo Choo (Malneck, Trumbauer) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley and Leslie Sarony. Recorded 3 February 1931. HMV B5973.
  3. Tomorrow (Tyne) Jack Plant (as Carol Porter) singing, accompanied by a studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in Sept 1932. Eclipse 287.
  4. Sidewalks of Cuba (Mills, Parish, Oakland) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement by Henry Hall. Recorded 23 February 1935. Columbia FB1035.
  5. Louisiana Fairytale (Parish, Gillespie, Coots) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal George Barclay. Recorded in August 1935. Rex 8560.
  6. Poor Robinson Crusoe (Stillman, Hyde, Adlam) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 7 June 1937. Rex 9059.
  7. Stardust On The Moon (Deutsch, Rogan) Brian Lawrance and his Orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 17 November 1937. Rex 9191.
  8. An Apple For The Teacher (Monaco, Burke) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall and Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 November 1939. Decca F7291.
  9. It Can't Be Wrong (Gannon, Steiner) Ivy Benson and her Girls' Band, vocal Kay Yorston. Recorded 4 November 1943. HMV BD1069.
  10. Doctor Jazz (Joe 'King' Oliver) Joe Daniels Jazz Group. Recorded 26 October 1951. Parlophone R3495.

Henry Hall

Henry Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 222 'Broadcast' 25/04/2013 - 02/05/2013

  1. You're The Cream In My Coffee (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Percival Mackey and his band, vocal Harry Milton. Recorded in June 1929. Metropole 1159.
  2. Good Evenin' (Seymour, O'Flynn, Hoffman) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Music arrangement Lew Stone and Joe Crossman. Recorded 26 September 1930. HMV B5908.
  3. Bubbling Over With Love (Russell, Ager) Betty Warren and Alec Kellaway comic singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in May 1931. Imperial 2478.
  4. Marching Along Together (Steininger, Pola) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen. Music arrangement by Tony Lowry. Recorded 19 November 1932. Columbia CB535.
  5. Stormy Weather (Koehler, Arlen) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Ivor Moreton. Recorded in May 1933. Parlophone R1526.
  6. You Never Can Tell (Barnett) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, vocal Jimmy Miller. Recorded 1 February 1936. Crown 134.
  7. Rhythm Is My Romeo (Grant, Horan) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 16 June 1938. Parlophone F1155.
  8. Two Pair Of Shoes (Twomey, George, Hall) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 9 July 1942. Columbia FB2831.
  9. I'll Keep The Lamplight Burning (Benjamin, Weiss) Vera Lynn and Sam Browne singing, accompanied by the Bob Farnon Eight. Recorded 5 February 1949. Decca F9127.
  10. You And The Night And The Music (Schwartz) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded in 1955. HMV BD6190.

Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn

British Dance Band Show No. 221 'Broadcast' 18/04/2013 - 25/04/2013

  1. Why? (Slater, Wilson) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Stanley Kirkby. Recorded 26 October 1928. Edison Bell Radio 894.
  2. Three Little Words (Kalmar, Ruby) Sid Phillips' Melodians, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded in January 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1464.
  3. I'm Taking A Chance With You (Hanley) Biltmore Players directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 21 November 1932. Eclipse 311.
  4. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day (Sigler, Hoffman, Wayne) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal Dawn Davis. Recorded 7 June 1934. Sterno 1454.
  5. I'll Never Say Never Again Again (Woods) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 15 July 1935. HMV BD204.
  6. Caravan (Ellington, Tizol) Jack Harris and his orchestra. Recorded 16 September 1937. HMV BD5265.
  7. When My Heart Says Sing (Kennedy, Carr) Ronnie Munro and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 13 December 1937. HMV BD5316.
  8. Run, Rabbit, Run (Gay, Butler) Flanagan and Allen singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7265.
  9. Thanks To Love (Connor, Sherwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 7 October 1941. Columbia FB2711.
  10. Come With Me, My Honey (David, Whitney, Kramer) Edmundo Ros and his Cuban Orchestra, vocal Edmundo Ros. Recorded in September 1945. Decca F8508.

Edmundo Ros

Edmundo Ros

British Dance Band Show No. 220 'Broadcast' 11/04/2013 - 18/04/2013

  1. Bouquet (Horatio Nicholls) Leslie Jeffries and his Rialto Orchestra, vocal John Thorne. Recorded in June 1925. Duophone B-5983.
  2. Playground In The Sky (Dowling, Hanley) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato and Hugo Rignold. Recorded 27 Februry 1928. HMV B5444.
  3. Under The Roofs Of Paris (Moretti, Sievier) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded in February 1931. Imperial 2447.
  4. How Do You Do, Mr Brown? (Abraham) Arthur Lally and his Orchestra, vocals Sam Browne and Phyllis Robins. Recorded 25 November 1932. Panachord 25377.
  5. Faint Harmony (Carter, Ellis) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 15 February 1934. Decca F3883.
  6. I've Had My Moments (Kahn, Donaldson) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Chips Chippendall. Recorded 13 August 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1414.
  7. The Object Of My Affection (Tomlin, Poe, Grier) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 6 June 1935. Decca F5389.
  8. More Than Somewhat (Polo) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6518.
  9. Starlight Serenade (Miller, Tyah, May) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 21 September 1941. HMV BD5708.
  10. I Wanna Get Married part 2. (Shapiro, Pascal, Charig) Evelyn Dall singing, with orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded 23 November 1945. Decca F8587.

Chick Henderson

Chick Henderson

British Dance Band Show No. 219 'Broadcast' 04/04/2013 - 11/04/2013

  1. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Maurice Elwin + 2. Recorded 30 March 1927. Columbia 4333.
  2. Happy Days Are Here Again (Yellen, Ager) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 1 March 1930. Columbia CB9.
  3. Mucking About The Garden (Q Cumber) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Leslie Sarony. Recorded 29 August 1929. HMV B5696.
  4. Two Little Blue Little Eyes (Vallee, Webster, Loeb) Howard Godfrey and his Waldorfians, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in October 1931. Piccadilly 868.
  5. Shadow Waltz (Dubin, Warren) Don Porto's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded in 1933. Eclipse 551.
  6. That's Me Without You (Johnson, Glason, Coots) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 January 1934. Decca F3833.
  7. Over And Over Again (Hanley) Jay Wilbur's band (as Ben Hammond and his Orchestra), vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 12 December 1935. Crown 104.
  8. That Sly Old Gentleman (Burke, Monaco) Jack Harris and his orchestra. Recorded 5 July 1939. HMV BD5505.
  9. I Don't Want To Walk Without You (Loesser, Styne) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Dorothy Carless. Recorded 5 May 1942. Parlophone F1907.
  10. The Lamplighter's Serenade (Webster, Carmichael) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 9 July 1942. Columbia F2831.

Dorothy Carless

Dorothy Carless

British Dance Band Show No. 218 'Broadcast' 28/03/2013 - 04/04/2013

  1. My Heart Stood Still (Rodgers) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita. Recorded 3 June 1927. Columbia 4399.
  2. Mean To Me (Turk, Ahlert) Florida Club Dance Orchestra directed by Tommy Kinsman, vocal Eddie Pola. Recorded July 1929. Piccadilly 335.
  3. Lady Luck (Ray Perkins) Teddy Brown on xylophone and the Manhattan Melody Makers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 27 February 1930. Broadcast 2547.
  4. I Lost My Heart In Heidelberg (Pepper, Neubach, Lohner-Beda) Jay Wilbur's Band (as the Connecticut Collegians), vocal Les Allen and Louis Spiro. Recorded 9 May 1932. Eclipse 209.
  5. What A Lovely Game Is Work (Scott) Leslie Holmes (as Roy Leslie) comic singing, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in Aug 1933. Eclipse 492.
  6. If You Knew Susie (Bud de Sylva) Billy Mason and his orchestra. Recorded 7 May 1935. Decca F5564.
  7. Free (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 28 August 1936. Rex 8857.
  8. Tears On My Pillow (Nesbitt) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 27 February 1939. Decca F6977.
  9. We'll Meet Again (Parker, Charles) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Dolly Elsie. Recorded 29 November 1939. HMV BD5540.
  10. Rosanna (Miller, May) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Pat McCormack. Recorded 14 March 1945. HMV BD5880.

Dolly Elsie

Dolly Elsie

British Dance Band Show No. 217 'Broadcast' 21/03/2013 - 28/03/2013

  1. Borneo (Donaldson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton and Jack Jackson. Music arrangement Leo Vauchant? Recorded 21 June 1928. HMV B5500.
  2. Painting The Clouds With Sunshine (Dubin, Burke) Solemn & Gay (Maurice Elwin and Cavan O'Connor) accompanied by a studio orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded 5 December 1929. Zonophone 5496.
  3. Like A Breath Of Springtime (Dubin, Burke) Manhattan Melody Makers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Lou Abelardo. Recorded 6 February 1930. Broadcast 2547.
  4. Gay Nineties side 1. Don Porto's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, unknown vocal. Recorded in May 1932. Eclipse SC42.
  5. Sweet Sue (Harris, Young) Nat Gonella and his Trumpet, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 15 May 1934. Decca F3992.
  6. Something Different (Mort Curroy) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 24 July 1934. Parlophone R1897.
  7. Alone At A Table For Two (Hill, Richman, Fio Rito) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Sam Costa. Charles D. Smart played the organ. Recorded in March 1936. Rex 8753.
  8. I May Be Poor But I'm Honest (Lisbona, Connor, Nicholls) Ambrose and his orchestra, comic vocals Evelyn Dall, Sam Browne, Les Carew. Recorded 3 April 1937. Decca F6370.
  9. 'Tis Autumn (Nemo) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal George Evans. Recorded 13 March 1942. Parlophone F1901.
  10. Mister Five By Five (Raye, de Paul) Eric Winstone and his band, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded 15 February 1943. Regal Zonophone MR3686.

Eric Winstone

Eric Winstone

British Dance Band Show No. 216 'Broadcast' 14/03/2013 - 21/03/2013

  1. 'S Wonderful (I & G Gershwin) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal Hal Swain. Recorded 22 October 1928. Regal G9251.
  2. A Night Of Happiness (Conrad. Mitchell, Gottler) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 30 January 1930. Columbia CB4.
  3. Mausie (Graham, Abraham) Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, comic vocals by Charles Penrose and Kaye Connor. Recorded 14 October 1931. Broadcast 3116.
  4. Wine Song (Heyman, Kahn) The London Piano-Accordeon Band directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded in 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1469.
  5. Everything I Have Is Yours (Adamson, Lane) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 January 1934. Decca F3833.
  6. I've Got A Feeling Your Foolin' (Freed, Brown) The Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 21 December 1935. Crown 113.
  7. On Your Toes (Rodgers, Hart) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 15 August 1936. Decca F6104.
  8. Me And My Girl (Furber, Gay) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 21 January 1938. Rex 9232.
  9. How Sweet You Are (Loesser, Schwartz) Ivy Benson and her Girls' Band, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 4 November 1943. HMV BD1069.
  10. Donnell Blues (Daniels) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded in 1949. Parlophone F2392.

Ivy Benson

Ivy Benson

British Dance Band Show No. 215 'Broadcast' 07/03/2013 - 14/03/2013

  1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh) Rhythmic Eight directed by Bert Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 24 May 1928. Zonophone 5148.(issued as Ariel Dance Orchestra on Ariel 1106)
  2. What Have I Done? (Carter, Jurmann) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal Lou Abelardo. Recorded 18 February 1930. Columbia CB26.
  3. Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day (Turk, Crosby, Ahlert) Radio Syncopaters directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 18 May 1932. Eclipse 219.
  4. Contented (Turk, Bestor) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal Ivor Moreton. Recorded 5 April 1933. Parlophone R1497.
  5. Isle Of Capri (Kennedy, Grosz) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 25 July 1934. Decca F5132.
  6. Stay As Sweet As You Are (Gordon, Revel) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 20 November 1934. Decca F5332.
  7. Man Of My Dreams; Sky High Honeymoon (Meskill, Ray) Louis Levy and his Gaumont British Symphony, vocal Janet Lind, music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded October 1936. HMV BD368.
  8. Little Old Lady (Carmichael, Adams) Josephine Bradley and her Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 30 December 1937. Decca F6588.
  9. I Wanna Get Married part 1 (Shapiro, Pascal, Charig) Evelyn Dall singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded 23 November 1945. Decca F8587.
  10. I Can't Get Started (Gershwin, Duke) Kenny Baker and his band. Recorded 24 July 1951. Parlophone R3452.

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker

British Dance Band Show No. 214 'Broadcast' 28/02/2013 - 07/03/2013

  1. My Reg'lar Gal (Warren, Green) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal Al Starita. Recorded 31 May 1927. Columbia 4411.
  2. This Is Heaven (Yellen, Akst) Brooklyn Broadcasters directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded in October 1929. Dominion A195.
  3. I Bring A Love Song (Hammerstein, Romberg) Orpheus Dance Band directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin, organ Charles W Saxby. Recorded in January 1931. Zonophone 5815.
  4. Round The Bend Of The Road (Klenner) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 12 October 1932. Decca F3253.
  5. At The Old Pig And Whistle (Butler, Munro) Leslie Holmes (as Roy Leslie) comic singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in Aug 1933. Eclipse 492.
  6. That Never To Be Forgotten Melody (Broones, John) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 30 November 1935. HMV BD5003.
  7. So Many Memories (Harry Woods) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 2 December 1937. HMV BD499.
  8. Champagne (Harry Parry) Harry Parry & His Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 19 July 1941. Parlophone R2817.
  9. You Rhyme With Everything That's Beautiful (Reisfeld, Stoner) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 29 July 1943. Decca F8344.
  10. Chiquita Banana (Mackenzie, Montgomery, Wirges, arr. Inglez) Roberto Inglez and his orchestra. Recorded in 1946. Parlophone F2183.

Pat O'Malley

Pat O'Malley

British Dance Band Show No. 213 'Broadcast' 21/02/2013 - 28/02/2013

  1. All Alone Baby (Harry Carlton) Jay Whidden and his New Midnight Follies Band, vocal Jay Whidden. Recorded 31 December 1926. Columbia 4252.
  2. I'm Going Back To Old Nebraska (Noble Sissle) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Hugo Rignold. Recorded 27 January 1928. HMV B5444.
  3. Don't Go Any Higher, Jeremiah (Haines, Harper) Betty Bolton comedienne, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in September 1932. Eclipse 306.
  4. Why Must It Be Me? (Mort Curroy) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Ivor Moreton. Recorded 16 July 1934. Parlophone R1897.
  5. I'm In The Mood For Love (Fields, McHugh) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, vocal Ennis Parkes (Mrs Jack Hylton). Recorded 29 October 1935. Crown 80.
  6. Nobody's Sweetheart (Myers, Schoebel, Kahn, Erdman) The Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 19 November 1935. Crown 89.
  7. There's A Moon On The Mountain (Byron, Jerome) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Bob and Alf Pearson. Recorded 24 November 1938. Rex 9444.
  8. The Lady Is A Tramp (Hart, Rodgers) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 30 January 1940. Parlophone F1654.
  9. Mister Brown Of London Town (Arkell, Gay) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 28 August 1941. Columbia FB2692.
  10. California Sunbeam (Stept) Skyrockets Dance Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet, vocal Doreen Lundy. Recorded 5 July 1946. HMV BD5940.

Bob and Alf Pearson

Bob and Alf
Pearson

British Dance Band Show No. 212 'Broadcast' 14/02/2013 - 21/02/2013

  1. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry? (Donaldson, Kahn, Lyman) Percival Mackey's Band, piano Percival Mackey. Recorded 10 November 1926. Columbia 4174.
  2. Pickin' Petals Off O'Daisies (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 30 January 1930. Columbia CB4.
  3. I Idolise My Baby's Eyes (Jasmyn, Jerome) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 1 December 1931. Regal MR464.
  4. Won't You Stay To Tea? (Gordon, Revel) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocals Ace Roland and Frances Day. Recorded 31 March 1933. HMV B6337.
  5. College Rhythm (Gordon, Revel) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Rhythm Sisters. Recorded 20 November 1934. Decca F5332.
  6. Me And The Old Folks At Home (Leon, Towers, Arden) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Sam Browne and George Scott Wood. Recorded 8 June 1935. HMV BD180.
  7. So Do I (Burke, Johnson) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5155.
  8. Toy Trumpet (Raymond Scott) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 21 September 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2552.
  9. Perfidia (Domínguez, Cugat, Heagney, Leeds) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal Len Camber. Recorded 20 March 1941. Parlophone F1824.
  10. I Only Have Eyes For You (Dubin, Warren) Kenny Baker and his band. Recorded 24 July 1951. Parlophone R3452

Frances Day

Frances Day

British Dance Band Show No. 211 'Broadcast' 07/02/2013 - 14/02/2013

  1. I Need Some Cooling Off (Hart, Rodgers) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal Al Starita. Recorded 31 May 1927. Columbia 4399.
  2. Lucky Me, Lovable You (Yellen, Ager) Arcadians Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin, organ Charles W Saxby. Recorded 29 January 1930. Zonophone 5537.
  3. Masquerade (Webster, Loeb) Jack Plant (as Carol Porter) vocal, accompanied by studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in Sept 1932. Eclipse 287.
  4. As Long As I Live (Koehler, Arlen) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 3 August 1934. Decca F5132.
  5. Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle (Powell, Whitcup, Samuels) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 2 December 1935. Columbia FB1246.
  6. 'The Great Ziegfeld' selection You Never Looked So Beautiful; You; You Gotta Pull Strings (Adamson, Donaldson) Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra, vocal Judy Shirley. Recorded 10 June 1936. Parlophone F506.
  7. Slumming On Park Avenue (Irving Berlin) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 27 May 1937. Parlophone F851.
  8. Nasty Uncle Adolf (Park) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7267.
  9. Kentucky (Prichard) The Accordeon Serenaders, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded in December 1945. Regal Zonophone MR3772.
  10. Gin Mill Blues (Joe Sullivan) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded in 1949. Parlophone F2392.

Jack Plant

Jack Plant

British Dance Band Show No. 210 'Broadcast' 31/01/2013 - 07/02/2013

  1. Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya , Huh? (Turk, Smith, Pinkard) Fred Douglas, vocal, accompanied by studio orchestra possibly directed by Stan Greening. Recorded in October 1926. Regal G8719.
  2. Used To You (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, vocal Lou Abelardo. Recorded 1 August 1929. Dominion A.178.
  3. It's Not You (Furber, Charig) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 30 January 1931. HMV B5971.
  4. When The Wild Wild Roses Bloom (Woolsey, Taggart, Brown) Jack Payne and his band, vocal trio Billy Scott Coomber, Bob Busby, Bob Manning. Recorded in May 1933. Imperial 2873.
  5. Georgia On My Mind (Gorell, Carmichael) Nat Gonella and his Trumpet, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 15 May 1934. Decca F3992.
  6. On Venetian Waters (Damerell, Myers) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 8 June 1935. HMV BD180.
  7. You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming (Friend, Franklin) Josephine Bradley and her Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 30 December 1937. Decca F6588.
  8. So Many Memories (Harry Woods) Bram Martin and his band, vocal Gene Crowley. Recorded 12 January 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2668.
  9. Come With Me, My Honey (David, Whitney, Kramer) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Elizabeth Batey. Recorded 14 March 1945. HMV BD5880.
  10. Giuseppe's Band (Rastelli, Panzerl, Ravasini, Pelosi, Towers) The Squadronaires directed by Jimmy Miller, vocal group The Quads. Recorded in 1947. Decca F8829.

Josephine Bradley

Josephine Bradley

British Dance Band Show No. 209 'Broadcast' 24/01/2013 - 31/01/2013

  1. Mississippi Melody (Tennent) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Hugo Rignold, Chappie D'Amato, music arrangement by Leo Vauchant. Recorded 25 July 1928. HMV B5520.
  2. Selection from 'Gold Diggers of Broadway' (side 2) What Will I Do Without You?; Go To Bed; Painting The Clouds With Sunshine (Dubin, Burke) Rhythm Maniacs directed by Arthur Lally, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 5 April 1930. Decca F1713.
  3. Mosquitoes' Parade (Whitney) London Novelty Orchestra, possibly directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 28 August 1930. Regal MR200.
  4. I Waited For You (Bolton) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 19 May 1932. Eclipse 216.
  5. One Morning In May (Parish, Carmichael) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 26 March 1934. Decca F3943.
  6. 'Follow The Fleet' selection I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket; Let's Face The Music And Dance; I'd Rather Lead A Band (Irving Berlin) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal George Barclay. Recorded in May 1936. Rex 8788.
  7. Horsey, Horsey (Box, Cox, Butler, Roberts) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 8 October 1937. Rex 9149.
  8. Jeepers Creepers (Warren, Mercer) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 27 March 1939. Decca F7026.
  9. Ting-A-Ling (Britt, Little) Hatchett's Swingtette directed by Arthur Young, vocal Beryl Davis, violin Stephane Grappelly. Recorded 29 December 1939. Decca F7336.
  10. I Don't Want To Walk Without You (Loesser, Styne) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 11 May 1942. Columbia FB2799.

Leo Vauchant

Leo Vauchant
Leo Arnaud
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British Dance Band Show No. 208 'Broadcast' 17/01/2013 - 24/01/2013

  1. Do The Black Bottom With Me (G W Meyer) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, vocal Ray Starita. Recorded 7 April 1927. Columbia 4444.
  2. Happy Days Are Here Again (Yellen, Ager) Arcadians Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 15 January 1930. Zonophone 5537.
  3. When You Were My Sweetheart (Gilbert, Gay) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Lew Sylva and his band), vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 23 February 1931. Broadcast 701.
  4. Elegy (Hughes) Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra. Recorded 1 April 1932. Decca F3004.
  5. Jolly Good Company Beside The Sea (Holt Wallace) Leslie Holmes comic singing (as Roy Leslie), accompanied by studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in May 1935. Eclipse 981.
  6. Footloose And Fancy Free (Kahn, Lombardo) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio. Recorded 15 July 1935. HMV BD204.
  7. What Will I Tell My Heart? (Lawrence, Tinturin) Brian Lawrance and his Orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 20 May 1937. Rex 9053.
  8. Till The Lights Of London Shine Again (Connor, Pola) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by the Rae Jenkins Quartet. Recorded 22 November 1939. Decca F7324.
  9. Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal Eve Becke. Recorded 3 May 1939. HMV BD5482.
  10. A Gal In Calico (Schwartz, Robin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Alan Dean. Recorded in 1947. Decca F8765.

Eve Becke

Eve Becke

British Dance Band Show No. 207 'Broadcast' 10/01/2013 - 17/01/2013

  1. If You Knew Susie, Like I Know Susie (Bud de Sylva) Leslie Jeffries and his band (as Ben Russell's dance band). Recorded in July 1925. Duophone B-5983.
  2. Come On Baby (Gottler, Clare, Pinkard) Brooklyn Broadcasters directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in October 1929. Dominion A195.
  3. Nobody Cares If I'm Blue (Clarke, Akst) Waikiki Serenaders directed by Len Fillis, vocal Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded in January 1931. Broadcast 673.
  4. All On Account Of Your Kisses (Oppenheim) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded 1 December 1931. Regal MR464.
  5. Happy, I Am Happy (Heyman, Kahn) The London Piano-Accordeon Band directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded in 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1469.
  6. Every Minute Of The Hour (Kenny, Kenny) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded in April 1936. Rex 8790.
  7. The Chestnut Tree (Kennedy, Connor, Kennedy) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 2 December 1938. HMV BD5439.
  8. In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner and George Melachrino. Recorded 24 January 1938. Columbia FB1884.
  9. Marie Elena (Barcelata) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra . Recorded 9 October 1941. Columbia FB2715.
  10. Either It's Love Or It Isn't (Roberts, Fisher) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Beryl Templeman. Recorded in 1947. Decca F8742.

Beryl Templeman

Beryl Templeman

British Dance Band Show No. 206 'Broadcast' 03/01/2013 - 10/01/2013

  1. That's My Weakness Now (Green, Stept) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne, with Jack Hylton and another. Recorded 23 August 1928. HMV B5520.
  2. One Night Alone With You (Jeffrey, Greenhalgh) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 3 September 1930. Imperial 2334.
  3. Now That You're Gone (Kahn, Fiorito) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 5 April 1932. Columbia CB805.
  4. Stormy Weather (Koehler, Arlen) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded in May 1933. Imperial 2873.
  5. Say The Word And It's Yours (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 23 October 1935. Columbia FB1195.
  6. The Army Fell For Little Isabel (Butler, Merrell, Chard) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal George Buck. Recorded in November 1935. Rex 8639.
  7. Caravan (Ellington, Tizol, Mills) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 21 September 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2552.
  8. Have You Got Any Castles Baby? (Mercer, Whiting) Bram Martin and his band, vocal Gene Crowley. Recorded 12 January 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2668.
  9. Hold Tight - Hold Tight (Brandow, Spotswood) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 27 March 1939. Decca F7026.
  10. Frankie and Johnnie (traditional) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Frank Kerslake. Recorded 9 February 1939. Columbia FB2166.

Jack Hylton

Jack Hylton

British Dance Band Show No. 205 'Broadcast' 27/12/2012 - 03/01/2013

  1. That's You Baby (Gottler, Mitchell, Conrad) Bobby Sanders singing, accompanied by Geoffrey Gelder's Harmonic Six. Recorded 1 June 1929. Piccadilly 320.
  2. I Never Kissed A Baby Like You (Johnson, Tobias, Sherman) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal trio Les Allen, Phil Arnold and Eddie Brandt. Recorded 19 February 1929. HMV B5606.
  3. Carry On (O'Hagan, Dundas) Ambassadors Twelve directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 22 January 1932. Eclipse 158.
  4. Dancing An Old Fashioned Waltz (Kennedy, Winston) Don Porto's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 8 March 1932. Eclipse 185.
  5. Doggone I've Done It (Dave Franklin) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal trio Harry Roy, Bill Currie and Ivor Moreton. Recorded 4 January 1934. Parlophone R1733.
  6. True (Samuels, Whitcup) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Peggy Dell. Recorded 4 May 1934. Decca F3987.
  7. Yes Sir I Love Your Daughter (Magidson, Conrad) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Chips Chippendall. Recorded 27 September 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1449.
  8. Don't Play With Fire (Ala, Grey) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 28 April 1937. Decca F6400.
  9. Little Sir Echo (Girard, Marsala) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal Cyril Grantham and Eve Becke. Recorded 3 May 1939. HMV BD5482.
  10. A Flat To C (Kyle) Harry Hayes and his band, featuring George Shearing piano. Recorded 7 Oct 1947. HMV B9516.

Eve Becke

Eve Becke

British Dance Band Show No. 204 'Broadcast' 20/12/2012 - 27/12/2012

  1. Why Do I Love You? (Hammerstein, Kern) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 7 June 1928. Edison Bell Radio 852.
  2. Selection from 'Gold Diggers of Broadway' (side 1) And Still They Fall In Love; Tip Toe Thru The Tulips; In A Kitchenette (Dubin, Burke) Rhythm Maniacs directed by Arthur Lally, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 5 April 1930. Decca F1713.
  3. Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day (Turk, Crosby, Ahlert) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 20 April 1932. Decca F2939.
  4. Nightfall (Lewis, De Rose, Harold) Lew Stone and his Monseigneur Band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 31 October 1932. Decca F3234.
  5. You Oughta Be In Pictures (Heymann, Suesse) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 26 March 1934. Decca F3943.
  6. I'm Going Home For Christmas (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal includes Dan Donovan and George Elrick. Music arrangement by Bert Read. Recorded 13 November 1935. Columbia F1215.
  7. Swing High, Swing Low (Freed, Lane) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Evelyn Dall. Recorded 14 May 1937. Decca F6400.
  8. I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus (Rogers, Williams) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by the Rae Jenkins Quartet. Recorded 22 November 1939. Decca F7324.
  9. How Green Was My Valley (Silver, Davis) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Leslie Douglas. Recorded 11 May 1942. Columbia FB2799.
  10. Jingle Bells; O Come All Ye Faithful (traditional) Wally Stott Orchestra. Recorded late 1954. Philips BBR8015.

George Elrick

George Elrick

British Dance Band Show No. 203 'Broadcast' 13/12/2012 - 20/12/2012

  1. Selection from 'This Year Of Grace' Try To Learn To Love; I'm Mad About You; Mary Make-Believe (Noel Coward) London Orchestra directed by John Firman. Kensington Cinema organ played by Charles W Saxby. Recorded 9 October 1928. Zonophone 5220.
  2. You Want Lovin' But I Want Love (Coslow, Spier, Osterman) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal trio including Les Allen and Eddie Brandt. Recorded 28 June 1929. Columbia 5483.
  3. When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver (Tobias, de Rose) Harry Bidgood's band (as Lew Sylva's Band), vocal Jack Plant. Madame Tussaud's Cinema organ played by Edward O'Henry. Recorded 26 February 1931. Broadcast 702.
  4. Please Don't Mention It (Harry S. Pepper) The Blue Lyres directed by Bert Ambrose, vocal Sam Browne and Anona Winn. Recorded 1 July 1932. Zonophone 6152.
  5. The Lord Mayor's Show (Sarony) Jack Payne and his Band, vocal Leslie Sarony and others. Recorded March 1933. Imperial 2850.
  6. My Heart Was Sleeping (Kennedy, Kolio) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jackie Hunter. Recorded 9 January 1935. HMV BD109.
  7. Mister Rhythm Man (Gifford, Watts) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 27 February 1935. Parlophone F132.
  8. Scatterbrain (Keane, Bean, Burke, Masters) Hatchett's Swingtette directed by Arthur Young from his Novachord, violin Stephane Grappelli, vocal Beryl Davis. Recorded 29 December 1939. Decca F7336.
  9. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night (McHugh, Adamson) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Bob Arden. Recorded 9 May 1944. Decca F8431.
  10. There Ought To Be A Society (Howard, Erwin) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, vocal Rusty Hurren. Recorded in 1948. Columbia FB3427.

Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli

British Dance Band Show No. 202 'Broadcast' 06/12/2012 - 13/12/2012

  1. Varsity Yale Blues (Sinclair) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, and supervised by Santos Casani. Recorded 19 November 1927. Columbia 4641.
  2. Can't You Hear Me Say I Love You (Derickson, Brown) Debroy Somers band, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded 11 January 1928. Columbia 4730.
  3. I Belong To You (Conn, Wright) The Ambassadors Twelve directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 22 January 1932. Eclipse 158.
  4. I Stole Back The Gal (Roy, Currie, Moreton) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy, Bill Currie and Ivor Moreton. Recorded 4 January 1934. Parlophone R1733.
  5. Jack-In-The-Box (Reeves, Myers) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan, music arrangement Arthur Lally. Recorded 2 December 1935. Columbia FB1246.
  6. I Can't Dance, I've Got Ants In My Pants (Williams, Gaines) Valaida Snow, singing amd playing trumpet, with band directed by Billy Mason. Recorded 19 January 1935. Parlophone F118.
  7. Donkey Serenade (Wright, Forrest, Stothart, Friml) Ben Frankel's Orchestra. Recorded 1 November 1937. HMV BD5296.
  8. Waves Of The Ocean Are Whispering (Nicholls) Bram Martin and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 8 June 1939. Rex 9590.
  9. You're In My Arms (Popplewell, Carr) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Pat O'Regan. Recorded 10 November 1941. Rex 10078.
  10. Oh But I Do (Schwartz, Robin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Bette Roberts. Recorded in 1947. Decca F8765.

Oscar Rabin

Oscar Rabin

British Dance Band Show No. 201 'Broadcast' 29/11/2012 - 06/12/2012

  1. Lucky In Love (De Sylva, Brown and Henderson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Hugo Rignold, Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 24 July 1928. HMV B5507.
  2. Indian Butterfly (Leslie, Lodge, Stone) London Radio Dance Band directed by Sid Firman. Recorded 13 January 1927. Columbia 4280.
  3. Snap Your Fingers, Clap Your Hands (Sarony) Jay Wilbur's Band, as Connecticut Collegians, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 18 May 1932. Eclipse 216.
  4. Moonlight Down In Lover's Lane (Pitman, Costello, Kortlander) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 12 January 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1210.
  5. Kiss Me Dear (Herbert, Ellis) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 27 September 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1449.
  6. Weather Man (Caesar, Chase) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 13 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1841.
  7. September In The Rain (Dubin, Warren) Brian Lawrance and his Lansdowne Orchestra, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 20 May 1937. Rex 9053.
  8. Dolores (Loesser, Alter) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 31 July 1941. Columbia FB2671.
  9. I'm Mad At Myself (Lubin, Gay) Denny Dennis singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 28 September 1943. Decca F8361.
  10. March Of The Movies (Louis Levy) The Squadronaires directed by Jimmy Miller. Music arrangement Hubert Bath. Recorded 21 May 1947. Decca F8829.

Marjorie Stedeford

Marjorie Stedeford

British Dance Band Show No. 200 'Broadcast' 22/11/2012 - 29/11/2012

  1. You Wouldn't Fool Me Would You? (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Collis. Recorded 23 August 1929. Columbia 5551.
  2. You Are My Heart's Delight (Herzer, Lohner, Lehar) Jack Harris and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded around September 1931. Broadcast 3101.
  3. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Noble) Jay Wilbur's Band as Connecticut Collegians, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 11 November 1932. Eclipse 310.
  4. Regency Rakes; Danser, Danser (Noel Coward) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 20 February 1934. Columbia CB722.
  5. Tina (Kennedy, Grosz) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in October 1934. Rex 8331.
  6. Pennies From Heaven (Burke, Johnston) Teddy Foster and his Kings of Swing, vocal Teddy Foster. Recorded 20 November 1936. HMV BD5154.
  7. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (G & I Gershwin) Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino and Anne Lenner. Recorded 2 June 1937. Columbia FB1705.
  8. Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga (Newman, Monaco) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Paula Green. Recorded 09 October 1940. HMV BD5623.
  9. Elmer's Tune (Albrecht, Gallop, Jurgens) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 8 January 1942. Decca F8065.
  10. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Kahn, Brown) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Pat O'Regan. Recorded 10 November 1941. Rex 10078.

Harry Bentley

Harry Bentley

British Dance Band Show No. 199 'Broadcast' 15/11/2012 - 22/11/2012

  1. Mock The Mocking Bird (Dixon, Stept) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, vocal Jack Hart. Recorded 29 December 1926. Columbia 4254.
  2. The Best Things In Life Are Free (De Sylva, Brown and Henderson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton, Hugo Rignold and Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 24 July 1928. HMV B5507.
  3. Happy Feet (Ager) Spike Hughes and his dance orchestra. Recorded 27 June 1930. Decca F1844.
  4. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Woods) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in November 1932. Broadcast 924.
  5. Learn To Croon (Coslow, Johnston) Tommy Kinsman and his band, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 September 1933. EBW W3.
  6. All The Girls Love A Real Jack Tar (Green) Leslie Holmes comic singing (as Roy Leslie), accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in May 1935. Eclipse 981.
  7. A Waltz Was Born In Vienna (Crooker, Loewe) The Music Makers (from the BBC Dance Orchestra) directed by Bert Read, vocal Bert Yarlett, music arrangement Ben Frankel. Recorded 2 June 1936. Columbia FB1246.
  8. Jealous (Malie, Finch, Little) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 9 December 1941. Columbia FB2745.
  9. I'll Try (Smith, Rivers, Noel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded 4 October 1944. Columbia FB3060.
  10. I'll String Along With You (Dubin, Warren) Cyril Stapleton and his orchestra, vocal Bob Dale. Recorded around 1950. Decca F9330.

Ray Starita

Ray Starita

British Dance Band Show No. 198 'Broadcast' 8/11/2012 - 15/11/2012

  1. When Do We Dance (G Gershwin) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Newton Carlisle and his dance orchestra). Recorded 8 September 1926. Homochord D1018.
  2. A Little Love Song (Cochran, Nicholls) The Blue Jays directed by Harry Hudson, vocal Les Allen and Al Bowlly. Recorded 30 December 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1448.
  3. Dada! Dada! (Arthur LeClerq) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by band possibly directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 1 October 1930. Imperial 2381.
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go (Kennedy, Winston) Leslie Sarony singing, as Bert Layton, accompanied by band possibly directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in July 1931. Eclipse 81.
  5. Rose Of Italy (Nicholls) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cyril Grantham. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8524.
  6. Meet Me Down Beside The Singing Waters (Kennedy, Kumok) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Fred Latham, Jackie Hunter + 1. Recorded 9 January 1935. HMV BD109.
  7. If The Moon Turns Green (Cates, Hanighen) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 13 April 1935. HMV BD149.
  8. Limehouse Blues (Braham) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 31 August 1938. Parlophone F1214.
  9. I Met Her On Monday (Newman, Wrubel) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Derek Roy and The Geraldo Ensemble. Recorded 18 January 1943. Parlophone F1964.
  10. I'd Give A Million Tomorrows (Berle, Livingston) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, vocal Eileen Orchard. Recorded in 1948. Columbia FB3427.

Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson

British Dance Band Show No. 197 'Broadcast' 1/11/2012 - 8/11/2012

  1. Firefly (Leslie, Nicholls) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Harry Hudson. Recorded 17 July 1928. Edison Bell Radio 866.
  2. Make The Most Of The Little You've Got (Gifford, Cliffe) Jay Wilbur's Band, as Connecticut Collegians, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 23 October 1931. Eclipse 124.
  3. My Sunshine Left Me Cold (Scott, Allen) Bobby Sanders singing, orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in 1933. Eclipse 385.
  4. Chicago, Beautiful Ohio, Avalon, On The Mississippi Carlyle Cousins singing, accompanied by Quaglino's Quartet. Recorded October 1934. Decca F5276.
  5. Say It (Schwartz, Adlan) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Ivor Moreton. Recorded 4 October 1934. Parlophone R1939.
  6. Fascinating Rhythm (G & I Gershwin) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 15 July 1935. Parlophone F192.
  7. Lights Out (Billy Hill) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Ronnie Genarder. Recorded 1 January 1936. Rex 8693.
  8. Love Makes The World Go Round (Noel Gay) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sid Buckman. Recorded 2 December 1938. HMV BD5439.
  9. Can't Help Singing (Kern, Harburg) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 2 March 1945. Decca F8511.
  10. The Wedding Samba (Ellestein, Small, Liebowitz) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded in 1949. HMV BD6054.

Bobby Sanders

Bobby Sanders

British Dance Band Show No. 196 'Broadcast' 25/10/2012 - 1/11/2012

  1. Charleston, Charleston, Show Me The Way (Vivien Ellis) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 23 September 1926. HMV B5130.
  2. I Want To Be Bad (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal Eddie Collis. Recorded 23 August 1929. Columbia 5551.
  3. The Chum Song (Freeman) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Les Allen, John Thorne + 1. Recorded 3 September 1930. Imperial 2334.
  4. Because I Worship You (Freed) Arthur Lally and his Millionairs, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 5 February 1932. Decca F2806.
  5. When A Certain Pair Of Eyes (MacArthur) Billy Scott-Coomber (as Malcolm Desmond) singing, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in February 1933. Eclipse 371.
  6. Say The Word And It's Yours (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, vocal Radio Three. Recorded 27 November 1935. Rex 8669.
  7. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 23 October 1935. Columbia FB1195.
  8. Tomorrow Is Another Day (Kahn, Caper, Jurmann) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 7 July 1937. Columbia FB1724.
  9. My Wubba Dolly (Kay & Sue Werner) Evelyn Dall singing, accompanied by band possibly from the Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded 1 February 1940. Decca F7410.
  10. Parry Party (Neville) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet. Recorded 26 May 1944. Parlophone R2950.

Evelyn Dall

Evelyn Dall

British Dance Band Show No. 195 'Broadcast' 18/10/2012 - 25/10/2012

  1. I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Van Phillips and his band, vocal Billy Milton. Recorded 25 November 1929. Columbia 5512.
  2. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Douglas Brownsmith, as Ray Benson) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in March 1931. Imperial 2447.
  3. Selection 'Words & Music' Children Of The Ritz; Let's Say Goodbye; Mad About The Boy (Noel Coward) Alfredo Campoli and his Salon Orchestra. Recorded in Nov 1932. Decca F3313.
  4. All Over Italy (Butler, Munroe) Ray Noble and his orchestra, comic performance by Al Bowlly, Max Kester and Ray Noble. Recorded 24-May-33. HMV B6364.
  5. Crazy Weather (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Chips Chippendall. Recorded 20 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1563.
  6. So Red The Rose (Jerome, Kent) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 13 April 1935. HMV BD149.
  7. Me And The Old Folks At Home (Leon, Towers, Aden) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Sam Browne and Cavan O'Connor. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8525.
  8. Boo-Hoo (Heymann, Lombardo, Loeb) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal George Barclay. Recorded in March 1937. Rex 9010.
  9. Halfway Down The Street (Gannon, Wood) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Paula Green. Recorded 8 October 1940. HMV BD5623.
  10. Rug Cutters' Swing (Henderson) Buddy Featherstonhaugh and the Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 17 June 1943. HMV B9331.

Billy Milton

Billy Milton

British Dance Band Show No. 194 'Broadcast' 11/10/2012 - 18/10/2012

  1. I'm A Little Blackbird Looking For A Bluebird (Meyer, Johnson) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal unknown. Recorded 23 September 1926. HMV B5130.
  2. Selection from 'Spring Is Here': Have A Little Faith In Me; Yours Sincerely (Lewis, Young, Warren; Rodgers, Hart) Harry Bidgood's Broadcasters, vocal Cavan O'Connor and Tom Barratt. Recorded 11 June 1930. Broadcast/Unison 571.
  3. Medley of: Any Time's The Time To Fall In Love; Sweepin' The Clouds Away (Janis, King; Coslow) Billy Mayerl, piano, and Van Phillips, clarinet. Recorded in July 1930. Columbia DB224.
  4. You Can't Stop Me From Loving You (Holiner, Nichols) Jack Harris and his Grosvenor House Band, vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded around September 1931. Broadcast 3101.
  5. The Three Of Us (O'Flynn, David, Wendling) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Phyllis Robins. Recorded 13 November 1933. Columbia CB690.
  6. Yes Sir, I Love Your Daughter (Magidson, Conrad) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy, Bill Currie and Ivor Moreton. Recorded 4 October 1934. Parlophone R1939.
  7. I Was Anything But Sentimental (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 7 July 1937. Columbia FB1724.
  8. Heart And Soul (Loesser, Carmichael) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Pat O'Regan. Recorded 30 December 1938. Rex 9475.
  9. Jealousy (Gade, May) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Georgina. Recorded 17 August 1942. Parlophone F1937.
  10. Barrel House Boogie (Ammons, Johnson) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded in mid 1946. Parlophone F2184.

Billy Mayerl

Billy Mayerl

British Dance Band Show No. 193 'Broadcast' 04/10/2012 - 11/10/2012

  1. Waitin' For The Moon (Lerner) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Hal Christie's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 26 April 1927. Homochord D1112.
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On? (Davis, Wendling) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Harry Hudson. Recorded 20 April 1928. Edison Bell Radio 849.
  3. Sunday, Next Sunday (Kennedy, Winston) Jay Wilbur's Band (as Connecticut Collegians), vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 3 April 1931. Eclipse 23.
  4. Once Aboard A Lugger (Sarony) Leslie Sarony comic singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1932. Eclipse 174 (both sides).
  5. The Day You Came Along (Coslow, Johnston) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen, music arrangement by Arthur Lally. Recorded 16 October 1933. Columbia CB672.
  6. Valaida I Wish I Were Twins (De Lange, Loesser, Meyer) Valaida Snow with Billy Mason & his orchestra. Recorded 18 January 1935. Parlophone F118.
  7. Hide And Seek (Comer) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 29 June 1936. Decca F6023.
  8. Charlie McCarthy; I've Been Doing All Right (I & G Gershwin) Louis Levy and his Orchestra, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded May 1938. Columbia FB1971.
  9. Turn Your Money In Your Pocket (Carrie Brown) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 6 September 1940. Columbia FB2491.
  10. An Apple Blossom Wedding (Kennedy, Simon) The Skyrockets Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet, vocal Doreen Lundy. Recorded 10th November 1947. HMV BD5992.

Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow

British Dance Band Show No. 192 'Broadcast' 27/09/2012 - 04/10/2012

  1. Tune Up The Uke (Julius Nussbaum) Bert Ralton and his Havana Band. Recorded 2 July 1926. Columbia 4041.
  2. Ol' Man River (Hammerstain II, Kern) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 7 June 1928. Edison Bell Radio 852.
  3. I Like A Little Girl Like That (Yellen, Ager) Sam Nicholl's Top-Notchers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 25 August 1931. Broadcast 3091.
  4. Was That The Human Thing To Do? (Young, Fain) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Eve Becke. Recorded 22 March 1932. Decca F2888.
  5. It Says So In The History Book (May, Neville) Jack Lorimer & Brian Lawrance, accompanied by a small group possibly directed by Len Fillis. Recorded around August 1934. Eclipse 770.
  6. My Song For You (Eyton, Spoliansky) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded around October 1934. Rex 8331.
  7. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (Friend, Franklin) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 3 July 1937. Decca F6434.
  8. Blaze Away (Abe Holzmann) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 12 February 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2824.
  9. Ma-Ma-Maria (Lewis, Stock, Rose) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, directed by Phil Green, vocal Bernard Hunter. Recorded 1 October 1941. HMV BD5717.
  10. More And More (Kern, Harburg) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 2 March 1945. Decca F8511.

Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton

British Dance Band Show No. 191 'Broadcast' 20/09/2012 - 27/09/2012

  1. Persian Rosebud (Horatio Nicholls) Devonshire Restaurant Dance Band, directed by Bert Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 17 November 1927. Zonophone 5033.
  2. Clowning (Kurtz, Spitzhoff, Golden) Sid Phillips and his Melodians, vocal Betty Bolton. Recorded in March 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1486.
  3. Brother Can You Spare A Dime? (Gorney, Harburg) Bobby Sanders singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in 1933. Eclipse 385.
  4. He Didn't Even Say Goodbye (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Alan Kane, Nat Gonella and Joe Crossman. Recorded 1 November 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1473.
  5. When's It Coming Round To Me (Carr, Bryant) The Six Swingers, directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 29 October 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1509.
  6. Leave me With A Love Song (Kennedy, Williams) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 8 August 1935. Decca F5656.
  7. Serenade In The Night (Kennedy, Bixio, Cherubini) Billy Cotton and his Band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 29 September 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2208.
  8. Stratton Street Strut (Polo) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6518.
  9. Isn't That Just Like Love? (van Heusen, Burke) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, vocal Julie Dawn, Roy Marsh vibraphone. Recorded 19 May 1941. Columbia FB2634.
  10. The Touch Of Your Lips (Ray Noble) Ted Heath And His Music, featuring trombone Jacky Armstrong. Recorded in October 1948. Decca F9020.

Betty Bolton

Betty Bolton

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British Dance Band Show No. 190 'Broadcast' 13/09/2012 - 20/09/2012

  1. If I Had A Talking Picture Of You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Van Phillips and his band, vocal Billy Milton. Recorded 25 November 1929. Columbia 5512.
  2. Selection from 'Words & Music'Maggie; Something To Do With The Spring; The Younger Generation (Noel Coward) Alfredo Campoli and his Salon Orchestra. Recorded in Nov 1932. Decca F3313.
  3. Seven Years With The Wrong Woman (Bob Miller) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 24 May 1933. HMV B6364.
  4. You Are My Idol (Jenkins, Martin) Harry Leader and his band (as Joe Taub and his Melodians), vocal Bill Airey-Smith. Recorded 6 December 1933. Eclipse 585.
  5. Jump On The Wagon (Connor, Lisbona) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and the Radio Three. Recorded 14 June 1935. Rex 8531.
  6. Two Shadows In The Moonlight (Smith, Harrington, Goer) Billy Thorburn and his music, vocal Eddie Guray. Recorded 26 August 1937. Parlophone F887.
  7. The Park Parade (Young, Page, Duggan) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 2 March 1939. Decca F6975.
  8. Lords Of The Air (North, Burnavy) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal Bruce Trent. Recorded 6 November 1939. HMV BD5537.
  9. I'm Stepping Out With A Memory Tonight (Magidson, Wrubel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 6 September 1940. Columbia FB2491.
  10. Flying Home (Goodman, Hampton) Buddy Featherstonhaugh & The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 20 November 1944. HMV B9400.

Denny Dennis

Denny Dennis

British Dance Band Show No. 189 'Broadcast' 06/09/2012 - 13/09/2012

  1. Here Am I Broken-hearted (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jack Hylton and his Orhcestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato, Hugo Rignold. Recorded 16 September 1927. HMV B5360.
  2. The Wedding Of The Painted Doll (Nacio Herb Brown) Harry Hudson's Melody Men. Recorded 16 May 1929. Edison Bell Radio 969.
  3. Selection from 'Spring Is Here': With A Song In My Heart; Cryin' For The Carolines (Rodgers, Hart; Warren, Lewis, Young) Harry Bidgood's Broadcasters, vocal Cavan O'Connor and Tom Barratt. Recorded 11 June 1930. Unison/Broadcast 571.
  4. Anyone But Me (Woodford, Kennedy) Jackson Harmony Trio vocal Carlyle Cousins and Jack Lorimer, accompanied by small group directed possibly by Len Fillis. Recorded in March 1933. Eclipse 390.
  5. Years And Years And Years (Wilcock, Rutherford) Leslie Sarony, comic vocal, accompanied by Jay Wilbur's band. Recorded in January 1935. Eclipse 871.
  6. Red Sails In The Sunset (Kennedy, Williams) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 19 August 1935. Columbia FB1100.
  7. The Love Bug Will Bite You (Tomlin) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 23 April 1937. Parlophone F777.
  8. Medley of South Of The Border; I Paid For The Lie That I Told You; Boomps A Daisy (Carr, Kennedy; Hoffman, Sherman, Light; Mills) Charlie Kunz, piano, with rhythm accompaniment and xylophone. Recorded in July 1939. Decca F7122.
  9. I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo (Gordon, Warren) RAF Dance Orchestra, directed by Jimmy Miller, vocal Sid Colin. Recorded 11 January 1943. Decca F8261.
  10. A Kiss And A Rose (Connor, Toohey) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Doreen Lundy. Recorded 9 July 1948. Parlophone F2305.

Dan Donovan

Dan Donovan

British Dance Band Show No. 188 'Broadcast' 30/08/2012 - 06/09/2012

  1. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, vocal Abe Bronson and Rudy Bayfield Evans. Recorded 10 February 1927. HMV B5220.
  2. The Song Is Ended (Irving Berlin) Nat Star Band (as Selwyn's Dance Orchestra), vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 16 January 1928. Homochord D1219.
  3. Shout Hallelujah (Harold Dixon) Billy Elliott singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded 23 January 1929. Edison Bell Radio 924.
  4. Sylvia (Scollard, Speaks) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 11 April 1933. Brunswick 1502.
  5. The Villain Of The Piece (Sarony, Thurban) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocals Harry Roy, Ivor Moreton and Bill Currie. Recorded 4 March 1934. Parlophone R1784.
  6. Play To Me Gypsy (Vacek, Kennedy) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 February 1934. Decca F3880.
  7. You've Got To Blow Your Own Trumpet (Ritz, Carlton) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 7 November 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2263.
  8. Carelessly (Kenny, Ellis) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 3 July 1937. Decca F6434.
  9. How Did He Look? (Shelley, Silver) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, Roy Marsh vibraphone, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded 19 May 1941. Columbia FB2634.
  10. Jazz Band Jump (Parnell, Lewis) Vic Lewis and Jack Parnell's Jazz Men. Recorded in March 1944. Parlophone R2939.

Maurice Elwin

British Dance Band Show No. 187 'Broadcast' 23/08/2012 - 30/08/2012

  1. Short an' Sweet (Tracey, Elrich) Devonshire Restaurant Dance Band directed by Bert Firman, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 20 October 1927. Zonophone 5033.
  2. Blue Again (Fields, McHugh) Sid Phillips and his Melodians, vocal Betty Bolton. Recorded in March 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1486.
  3. Say It Isn't So (Irving Berlin) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Monte Hunter. Recorded in November 1932. Broadcast 924.
  4. Lucy's Lips (Wheldon, Axelson) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal Harry Roy and Bill Currie. Recorded 4 March 1934. Parlophone R1784.
  5. Long May We Love (Freed, Hillman) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Alan Kane. Recorded 1 November 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1473.
  6. Lullaby Of Broadway (Dubin, Warren) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and the Radio Three, Charles D Smart at the organ. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8531.
  7. Night Ride (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 29 June 1936. Decca F6023.
  8. Swingin' On The Moon (Carmichael, Young) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 23 April 1937. Parlophone F777.
  9. When The Organ Played 'O Promise Me' (Sherman, Meskill, Silver) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze, Charles D Smart at the organ. Recorded 10 June 1938. Rex 9320.
  10. Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Swander, Hershey) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Three Boys and a Girl. Recorded 5 May 1942. Parlophone F1907.

Harry Roy

Harry Roy

British Dance Band Show No. 186 'Broadcast' 16/08/2012 - 23/08/2012

  1. Get Going (Mandell) Pete Mandell playing banjo, accompanied by the Savoy Orpheans, directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 16 March 1926. HMV B5035.
  2. It Don't Do Nothin' But Rain (Phil Cook) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Harry Hudson. Recorded 20 April 1928. Edison Bell Radio 849.
  3. How About Me? (Irving Berlin) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Phil Arnold, Charles D Smart playing Wurlitzer organ. Recorded 25 March 1929. Edison Bell Radio 977.
  4. Underneath The Arches (Flanagan) Nat Star and his band, vocal Tom Barratt and Les Allen. Recorded 31 August 1932. Broadcast 4-in-1 No. 4
  5. Moon (Caleo, Miles) Roy Fox and his band at the Monseigneur Restaurant, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3198.
  6. Would You? (Freed, Brown) The Music Makers, members of Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra, session directed by Bert Read, vocal Bert Yarlett. Recorded 2 June 1936. Columbia FB1246.
  7. Please Remember (Denby, Watson) Carrol Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 10 January 1938. Columbia FB1873.
  8. Where Is Alexander? (Scott, Robinson) The Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal The Jackdawz. Recorded 11 January 1939. Columbia FB2166.
  9. Lonely Serenade (Parr-Davies) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 9 December 1941. Columbia FB2745.
  10. I'm a Dreamer Aren't We All? (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Woolf Phillips and his Swing Stars. Recorded 2 September 1947. Columbia DB2378.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 185 'Broadcast' 09/08/2012 - 16/08/2012

  1. Song Of The Wanderer (Kahn, Moret) Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 8 September 1927. Broadcast 161.
  2. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Dubin, Burke) Sam Browne, singing accompanied by Harry Hudson's Melody Men. Recorded in August 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1388.
  3. Drifting Under The Summer Moon (Harding, Coningsby) Jay Wilbur's band (as Connecticut Collegians), vocal Louis Spiro (Tully Stewart). Eclipse 250. Recorded 20 July 1932.
  4. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (Churchill, Ronell) Harry Leader's band (as Joe Taub and his Melodians), vocal Bill Airey-Smith and Phyllis Robins. Recorded 6 November 1933. Eclipse 555.
  5. I'll Follow My Secret Heart, intro. Nevermore (Noel Coward) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall. Music arrangement Phil Cardew. Recorded 20 February 1934. Columbia CB722.
  6. Serenade (John, Broones) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Fred Latham. Recorded 9 May 1935. HMV BD166.
  7. True Confession (Coslow, Hollander) Carrol Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 10 January 1938. Columbia FB1873.
  8. Runnin ' Wild (Gibbs) Joe Loss Band. Recorded 8 October 1940. HMV BD5631.
  9. Cinderella (Kennedy, Carr) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Vera Lynn. Recorded 5 November 1938. Decca F6869.
  10. Starlight Souvenirs (Shapiro ) Monia Liter and his Serenaders. Recorded in 1945. Decca F8571.

Phyllis Robins

Phyllis Robins

British Dance Band Show No. 184 'Broadcast' 26/07/2012 - 2/08/2012

  1. I Don't Want Nobody But You (Abel Baer) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 1 November 1926. HMV B5165.
  2. Sleepy Valley (Sterling, Hanley) Florida Club Dance Band directed by Tommy Kinsman, vocal Eddie Pola. Recorded in July 1929. Piccadilly 349.
  3. Tiddle-iddle-um-pum (Eyton, May) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley. Recorded 29 August 1930. HMV B5897.
  4. Why Shouldn't I? (Freed) Maurice Elwin and Eve Becke, as Jack and Jill, with orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded around June 1931. Zonophone 5932.
  5. Goodnight Vienna (Marvell, Posford) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 18 April 1932. Regal MR560.
  6. You Are My Lucky Star (Freed, Brown) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 13 November 1935. Decca 5740.
  7. Popcorn (Costella, Lenares) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded in May 1936. Rex 8826.
  8. My Prayer; If I Didn't Care; Wishing Charlie Kunz, piano, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in July 1939. Decca F7122.
  9. We'll Smile Again (O'Connor, Russell) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 10 December 1942. HMV BD5786.
  10. I'm Coming Virginia (Heywood) Vic Lewis and Jack Parnell's Jazz Men. Recorded in March 1944. Parlophone R2939.

Billy Cotton

Billy Cotton

British Dance Band Show No. 183 'Broadcast' 19/07/2012 - 26/07/2012

  1. Could I? I Certainly Could (Yellen, Ager) Bert Ralton and his Havana Band, vocal Harry Shalson. Recorded 2 July 1926. Columbia4041.
  2. All By Yourself In The Moonlight (Jay Wallis) Randolph Sutton singing, accompanied by studio band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in November 1928. Edison Bell Radio 895.
  3. This Is Heaven (Yellen, Akst) Bob Fisher singing, accompanied by band possibly directed by Arthur Rosebery. Recorded in September 1929. Parlophone R442.
  4. Under The Sweetheart Tree (Green, Stept) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton and another. Recorded 28 August 1930. HMV B5897.
  5. How'm I Doin'? (Redman, Fowler) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Nat Gonella and chorus. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3198.
  6. It Happened In The Moonlight (John, Broones) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal Jackie Hunter. Recorded 9 May 1935. HMV BD166.
  7. Hawaiian Happiness Medley: Song Of The Islands; O Sole Mio; Moonlight Bay; Aloha Oe Len Fillis and his orchestra, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded in January 1936. Columbia FB1331.
  8. It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow (Irving Berlin) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded 14 February 1940. Decca F7403.
  9. Merely A Minor (Hayes, Stenfalt) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 09 April 1945. HMV B9413.
  10. Down In The Glen (Gordon, Connor) The Squadronnaires directed by Jimmy Miller, vocal Firth Archer and the Squads Choir. Recorded in January 1950. Decca F9346.

Nat Gonella

Nat Gonella

British Dance Band Show No. 182 'Broadcast' 12/07/2012 - 19/07/2012

  1. Take Your Pick (Mandell) Pete Mandell, banjo, with the Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 17 March 1926. HMV B5035.
  2. Love's Old Sweet Song (Bingham, Molloy) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Val Rosing. Recorded 3 March 1931. Columbia CB240.
  3. Home (Steeden, Clarkson) Orpheus Dance Band directed by John Firman, vocal Cavan O'Connor, organ Charles D. Smart. Recorded in Feb 1932. Zonophone 6054.
  4. Why Waste Your Tears (Holstius) Nat Star band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 31 August 1932. Broadcast 4-in-1 No. 4.
  5. Love In Bloom (Robin, Rainger) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze and Anona Winn. Recorded 13 August 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1414.
  6. The Moon Got In My Eyes (Burke, Johnston) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 28 October 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2609.
  7. When A Cuban Says I Love You (Norman, Greene) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy and Ray Ellington. Recorded 10 November 1937. Parlophone F935.
  8. It Had To Be You (Kahn, Jones) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded 4 October 1944. Columbia FB3060.
  9. Back Bay Shuffle (Shaw, Macrae) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded in October 1945. Parlophone F2116.
  10. Dear Hearts And Gentle People (Fain, Hilliard) Cyril Stapleton and his orchestra, vocal Bob Dale. Recorded around 1950. Decca F9330.

Chick Henderson

Chick Henderson

British Dance Band Show No. 181 'Broadcast' 05/07/2012 - 12/07/2012

  1. Mysterious Eyes (Fred Ahlert) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 4 March 1926. HMV B5036.
  2. Am I Blue? (Clark, Akst) Frank Braidwood sings, as Buddy Prince and his Seven Jewels. Recorded in Sept 1929. Piccadilly 368.
  3. Every Day's A Lucky Day (Harry Carlton) Tommy Kinsman's band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded 5 July 1932. Broadcast 4-in-1 No 4.
  4. Leave The Pretty Girls Alone (Carson Robison) Billy Cotton and hs band, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 31 December 1932. Regal Zonophone MR789.
  5. Lonely Lane (Kahal, Fain) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Peggy Dell. Recorded 4 February 1934. Decca F3880.
  6. Sweet Music Man (Con Lamprecht) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded in January 1936. Parlophone F386.
  7. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rodgers, Hart) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 November 1939. Decca F7293.
  8. Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 31 October 1940. HMV BD5631.
  9. Ev'ry Night About This Time (Koehler, Monaco) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Beryl Davis. Recorded 18 January 1943. Parlophone F1964.
  10. How Can You Buy Killarney? (Kennedy, Grundland, Morrison, Steele) Jack Simpson and his Sextet, vocal Dave Kidd. Recorded in 1949. Parlophone F2346.

Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson

British Dance Band Show No. 180 'Broadcast' 28/06/2012 - 05/07/2012

  1. I've Grown So Lonesome Thinking Of You (Donaldson, Ash) The Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 10 February 1927. HMV B5220.
  2. Oh Doris, Where Do You Live? (Gus Kahn) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Hugo Rignold and Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 21 September 1927. HMV B5362.
  3. I'm Crazy Over You (Sherman, Lewis) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal by John Thorne. Recorded 24 January 1929. EBR 930.
  4. Let's Put Out The Lights (Herman Hupfeld) Blue Mountaineers directed by Joe Brannelly, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 21 October 1932. Broadcast 3260.
  5. Memories Of You; Rain; Goodbye Blues (Razaf, Blake; Billy Hill; McHugh, Johnson) Tiger-Ragamuffins directed by Harry Roy, pianos Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye. Recorded in June 1934. Parlophone R1859.
  6. Whenever I Think Of You (Harry Woods) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in Sept 1935. Rex 8609.
  7. Just A Corner In Paradise (Butler, Damerell, Myers) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded 11 December 1935. Columbia FB1253.
  8. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Evelyn Dall. Recorded 10 November 1939. Decca F7293.
  9. Boogie Boots (Daniels, Williams) Joe Daniels and his hotshots. Recorded in October 1945. Parlophone F2116.
  10. Woody Woodpecker (Tibbles, Idriss) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Doreen Lundy and George Evans. Recorded 9 July 1948. Parlophone F2305.

Bert Ambrose

Ambrose

British Dance Band Show No. 179 'Broadcast' 21/06/2012 - 28/06/2012

  1. Deep River (Green, Handy) Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters, vocal by John Thorne. Recorded 7 September 1927. Broadcast 164.
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On? (Davis, Wendling) Hal Swain's Café Royal band, vocal trio. Recorded 1 June 1928. Regal G9163.
  3. Let's Get Friendly (Dougherty) Maurice Elwin & Eve Becke as Jack and Jill, orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in June 1931. Zonophone 5932.
  4. Rain On The Roof (Ronell) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 20 April 1932. Decca F2939.
  5. Lady Sing Your Gypsy Song (Damerell, Myers) Donald Peers singing with studio band. Recorded in April 1935. Eclipse 975.
  6. Broadway Rhythm (Brown, Freed) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 5 November 1935. Decca F5740.
  7. Cuban Pete (Jose Norman) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded in May 1936. Rex 8826.
  8. When Did You Leave Heaven? (Bullock, Whiting) Joe Loss and his band, vocal by Chick Henderson. Recorded 7 November 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2263.
  9. Oh! Ma-Ma! (Vallee, Citorello) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze. Recorded 30 May 1938. Rex 9309.
  10. I Hear A Rhapsody (Fragos, Baker, Gasparre) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Anne Lenner. Recorded 31 July 1941. Columbia FB2671.

Donald Peers

Donald Peers

British Dance Band Show No. 178 'Broadcast' 14/06/2012 - 21/06/2012

  1. Dancing Tambourine (Polla) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. Recorded 16 September 1927. HMV B5362.
  2. I'm Saving All My Lovin' (Kernell, Stamper) Tommy Kinsman's band (as Florida Club Dance Band), vocal by Eddie Pola. Recorded in July 1929. Piccadilly 349.
  3. A Cottage For Sale (Conley, Robison) Sam Browne singing, accompanied by band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1376.
  4. Butterflies In The Rain (Reaves, Myers) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Les Allen. Recorded 20 February 1933. Eclipse 375.
  5. The Object Of My Affection (Tomlin, Poe, Grier) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 10 January 1935. HMV BD111.
  6. When The Guardsman Started Crooning On Parade (Lisbona, Connor) Jay Wilbur's band, vocal by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 12 December 1935. Crown 103.
  7. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key); You Couldn't Be Cuter; It's D'Lovely (Eaton, Shand; Fields, Kern; Porter) Charlie Kunz, piano solo with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in October 1938. Decca F6826.
  8. Cinderella Sweetheart (Struass, Dale) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Vera Lynn. Recorded 5 November 1938. Decca F6869.
  9. One, Two, Three, Four, Jump (Joe 'Slip' Phillips) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded in April 1945. HMV B9413.
  10. Soldier Boy (Jones, Williams) Rita Williams singing, accompanied by Jacques Leroy and his orchestra. Recorded in 1955. Embassy WB147.

Rita Williams

Rita Williams

British Dance Band Show No. 177 'Broadcast' 07/06/2012 - 14/06/2012

  1. The Song Is Ended (Irving Berlin) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by band in the HMV studios. Recorded 10 January 1928. HMV B2665.
  2. Say A Little Prayer For Me (Nicholls) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 1 September 1930. HMV B5893.
  3. Adios (Enric Madriguera) Roy Fox band directed by Lew Stone, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 4 February 1932. Decca F2805.
  4. One More Kiss Then Goodnight (Tobias, de Rose) Orpheus Dance band directed by John Firman, vocal by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded in February 1932. Zonophone 6054.
  5. No! No! A Thousand Times No! (Sherman, Lewis, Silver) Leslie Sarony and Girl Friend, band possibly directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1935. Eclipse 871.
  6. In The Quiet Of An Autumn Night (Ballard, Henderson) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 15 January 1935. HMV BD111.
  7. A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 16 October 1936. HMV BD5125.
  8. Good-Bye Sally (Riscoe, Borelli) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 16 November 1939. Rex 9692.
  9. Strange As It Seems (Guest, Sherwin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Anne Shelton. Recorded 4 June 1942. Decca F8156.
  10. Harlem Nocturne (Hagen, Rogers) Ted Heath and his Music, alto sax solo Leslie Gilbert. Recorded in October 1948. Decca F9020.

Jack Smith

Jack Smith

British Dance Band Show No. 176 'Broadcast' 31/05/2012 - 07/06/2012

  1. The Devil Is Afraid Of Music (Willard Robison) Jack Hylton's Orchestra. Recorded 16 September 1927. HMV B5360.
  2. Lullaby Of The Leaves (Young, Petkere) Tommy Kinsman's band, vocal by Les Allen and Tom Barratt. Recorded 5 July 1932. Broadcast 4-in-1 No 4, side 1, track 1.
  3. Medley Whispering; Lazybones and When Day Is Done; Let's Call It A Day Band directed by Roy Fox and Bert Ambrose, vocal by Peggy Dell. Recorded 25 October 1933. Decca F3723 'The Bands That Matter'.
  4. I Can't Write The Words (Fields, Marks) Lew Stone and his band, vocal by Al Bowlly and vocal trio: Joe Ferrie, Joe Crossman, Nat Gonella. Recorded 16 November 1932. Decca F3270.
  5. Boo, Boo, Here Comes The Loch Ness Monster (Vincent, Robinson) Jack Lorimer & Brian Lawrance singing, accompaniment band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1934. Eclipse 612.
  6. Red Sails In The Sunset (Kennedy, Williams) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 2 August 1935. Decca F5656.
  7. East Of The Sun, And West Of The Moon (Brooks Bowman) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Ralph Silvester. Recorded in Sept 1935. Rex 8609.
  8. Truckin' (Koehler, Bloom) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Ellis Jackson. Recorded 8 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1868.
  9. My Prayer (Kennedy, Boulanger) Mantovani and his orchestra, vocal by Stella Roberta. Recorded 22 July 1939. Columbia FB2271.
  10. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Donaldson) Woolf Phillips and his Swing Stars. Recorded 2 september 1947. Columbia DB2378.

Mantovani

Mantovani

British Dance Band Show No. 175 'Broadcast' 24/05/2012 - 31/05/2012

  1. Dance Little Lady (Noel Coward) Al Starita's Kit Cat Band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 9 March 1928. Columbia 4834.
  2. Just Like In A Story Book (McCarthy, Hanley) Aida Sharaf singing, accompanied by Hollywood Rhythm Four. Recorded June 1930. EBR 1369.
  3. Over The Hills And Far Away (Harman) John Thorne (as Chris Hall) singing, accompanied by band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded 31 December 1930. EBR 1449.
  4. Fit As A Fiddle (Freed, Hoffman, Goodhart)) Jackson Harmony Trio (Carlyle Cousins) and Jack Lorimer singing, accompanied by studio band. Recorded in March 1933. Eclipse 390.
  5. Standchen (Jonny Heykens) Phil Anderson Orchestra. Recorded in Nov 1933. Eclipse SC118.
  6. An Unfinished Story Of Love (Reed) Jay Wilbur's Band, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 12 December 1935. Crown 103.
  7. There Isn't Any Limit To My Love (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Ronnie Hill. Recorded 14 February 1936. HMV BD5037.
  8. Let The People Sing (Eyton, Grant, Gay) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded 14 February 1940. Decca F7403.
  9. This Love Of Mine (Sinatra, Parker, Sanicola) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Alan Kane. Recorded 4 June 1942. Decca F8156.
  10. The Jazz Me Blues (Delaney) RAF Dance Orchestra directed by Sgt. Jimmy Miller. Recorded 15 January 1943. Decca F8453.

Alan Kane

Alan Kane

British Dance Band Show No. 174 'Broadcast' 17/05/2012 - 24/05/2012

  1. I Don't Mind Being All Alone (Gaskill, McHugh, Mills) Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters, unknown vocal. Recorded 11 May 1927. Broadcast 129.
  2. I'm Mad About You (Noel Coward) Al Starita's Kit Cat Band, vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 9 March 1928. Columbia 4834.
  3. It Goes Like This (Friend, Caesar) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal Phil Arnold. Music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 24 January 1929. Edison Bell Radio 930.
  4. Thanks (Johnston, Coslow) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen. Recorded 16 October 1933. Columbia CB672.
  5. Medley: It Don't Mean A Thing; Happy Feet; Everybody Loves My Baby; I Got Rhythm The Tiger Ragamuffins, featuring pianists Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye. Recorded in June 1934. Parophone R1859.
  6. In The Chapel In The Moonlight (Billy Hill) Rossini's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal unknown. Recorded in January 1937. Crown 322.
  7. They Can't Black-Out the Moon (Strauss, Dale, Miller) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 16 November 1939. Rex 9692.
  8. It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow (Irving Berlin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner. Recorded 31 January 1940. Columbia FB2373.
  9. In The Mood (Razaf, Garland) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 8 August 1941. HMV BD5705.
  10. I'd Give The World (Carter, Peters) Jack Simpson and his Sextet, vocal Dave Kidd. Recorded in April 1949. Parlophone F2346.

Anne Lenner

Anne Lenner

British Dance Band Show No. 173 'Broadcast' 10/05/2012 - 17/05/2012

  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. 172 'Broadcast' 03/05/2012 - 10/05/2012

  1. Try To Learn To Love (Noel Coward) Al Starita and the Piccadilly Band (Kit Cat Band), vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 9 March 1928. Columbia 4833.
  2. Talkie Hits Medley part 2: I'm In The Market For You; You've Brought A New Kind Love To Me; It Happened In Monterrey; I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All? Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton + 1. Recorded 30 October 1930. HMV B5926.
  3. Looking For You (Gottler, Hicholls) Jack & Jill (Maurice Elwin & Eve Becke) singing, accompanied by studio band directed by John Firman or Bert Read. Recorded around October 1931. Zonophone 6029.
  4. I Laughed So Much I Nearly Died (Fields, Hall) Leslie Sarony, comic performance with orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in 1932. Eclipse 346.
  5. Play Fiddle Play (Lawrence, Deutsch, Altman) Geraldo's Gaucho Tango Orchestra, unknown vocal. Recorded 10 January 1933. Columbia CB566.
  6. I Cover The Waterfront (Heyman, Green) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded in July 1933. Rex 8001.
  7. Basin Street Blues (Williams) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, vocal Frank Kerslake. Recorded 28 September 1936. Columbia FB1520.
  8. My Own (Adamson, McHugh) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Vera Lynn. Recorded 2 March 1939. Decca F6975.
  9. Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition (Loesser) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded 10 December 1942. HMV BD5786.
  10. Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin) Monia Liter and his Serenaders. Recorded in 1945. Decca F8571.

Eve Becke

Eve Becke

British Dance Band Show No. 171 'Broadcast' 26/04/2012 - 03/05/2012

  1. A Room With A View (Noel Coward) Al Starita and the Piccadilly Band (Kit Cat Band), vocal Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 9 March 1928. Columbia 4833.
  2. The Grasshoppers' Dance (Ernest Bucalossi) Jack Hylton's Orchestra. Recorded 16 June 1931. HMV B3970.
  3. In The Still Of The Night (Hoagy Carmichael) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 31 October 1932. Decca F3234.
  4. Thompson's Old Grey Mule (Obed Pickard) Billy Cotton and hs band, vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded 31 December 1932. Regal Zonophone.
  5. We'll All Go Riding On A Rainbow (Harry Woods) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 6 December 1933. Eclipse 585.
  6. Never Gonna Dance (Fields, Kern) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in November 1936. Rex 8931.
  7. When Bomba Plays A Rumba (Grey, Berglas) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 10 November 1937. Parlophone F935.
  8. Kiss The Boys Goodbye (Loesser, Schertzinger) Victor Silvester's Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 9 October 1941. Columbia FB2715.
  9. I Don't Want To Walk Without You (Loesser, Styne) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 1 May 1942. Decca F8121.
  10. If You Please (Burke, Van Heusen) Denny Dennis singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in Sept 1943. Decca F8361.

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

British Dance Band Show No. 170 'Broadcast' 19/04/2012 - 26/04/2012

  1. Ain't She Sweet (Yellen, Ager) Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters, unknown vocal. Recorded in 1927. Broadcast 129.
  2. I May Be Wrong (Ruskin, Sullivan) Debroy Somers Band, vocal trio including Tom Barratt. Recorded 19 December 1929. Columbia 5700.
  3. My Bluebird's Back Again (Friend) Arthur Lally and his orchestra, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 5 February 1932. Decca F2806.
  4. Just Friends (Lewis, Klenner) Don Porto's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 8 March 1932. Eclipse 185.
  5. Riddles, parts 1 & 2 (Milner) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne, Billy Scott-Coomber and Jack Jackson. Recorded in March 1932. Imperial 2667, both sides.
  6. You've Got The Wrong Rhumba; There Isn't Any Limit To My Love (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Louis Levy and his Gaumont British Symphony, vocal Janet Lind. Recorded in 1936. HMV BD361.
  7. Tiger Rag (La Rocca) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 28 September 1936. Columbia FB1520
  8. Back To Back (Irving Berlin) Jack Harris and his Orchestra, vocal Hughie Diamond. Recorded 1 September 1939. HMV BD5522.
  9. Chatterbox (Brainin, Roberts) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Eric Whitley. Recorded 31 January 1940. Columbia FB2373.
  10. I'll Keep You In My Heart (O'Connor, Connor, Ridley) The Skyrockets Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet, vocal Dick James. Recorded in 10 November 1947. HMV BD5992.

Dick James

Dick James

British Dance Band Show No. 169 'Broadcast' 12/04/2012 - 19/04/2012

  1. Rhythm Is The Thing (Young, Raitz, Lynton) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 28 February 1927. Columbia 4313.
  2. The Old Kitchen Kettle (Woods, Campbell, Connelly) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 28 October 1932. HMV B6257.
  3. Hold Out Your Pudding For Jam (Jason, Locke) Leslie Sarony singing, with orchestral accompaniment directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 20 December 1932. Eclipse 346.
  4. Tonight Give Me An Hour Of Love (Kennedy, Valerio) Geraldo's Gaucho Tango Orchestra, vocal unknown. Recorded 10 January 1933. Columbia CB566.
  5. Lovely To Look At (Fields, McHugh, Kern) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 8 April 1935. Columbia FB1089.
  6. The Music Goes Round And Around (Hodgson, Farley, Riley) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella and the band. Recorded in January 1936. Parlophone F386.
  7. Hawaiian Happiness medley: Aloha Oe; Aloma; Aloha Beloved (Queen Liliuokalani; DeWitt, Bowers; Long, Canfield, Howard) Len Fillis and his orchestra, vocal Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 16 January 1936. Columbia FB1331.
  8. I Never Knew Heaven Could Speak (Gordon, Revel) Mantovani and his orchestra, vocal Jack Plant. Recorded 22 July 1939. Columbia FB2271.
  9. Who Could Love You Like Me? (Box, Cox, Ilda) Lou Preager and his orchestra, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 3 March 1946. Columbia FB3207.
  10. I Can Dream, Can't I (Fain, Kahal) The Squadronaires directed by Jimmy Miller, vocal Roy Edwards. Recorded 13 January 1950. Decca F9346.

Roy Edwards

Roy Edwards

British Dance Band Show No. 168 'Broadcast' 05/04/2012 - 12/04/2012

  1. Souvenirs (Leslie, Nicholls) Victor Vorzanger's Famous Dance Band, unknown vocal. Recorded 4 October 1927. Broadcast 167.
  2. Eleanor (McCarthy Hanley) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 29 April 1930. Columbia CB68.
  3. Put A Little Springtime In The Winter Of Their Lives (Flanagan, Knox) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Les Allen, music arrangenment by Phil Cardew. Recorded 14 March 1933. Columbia CB586.
  4. The Little Silkworm (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jessie Matthews singing with orchestral accompaniment. Recorded 18 September 1935. Decca F5729.
  5. Without Rhythm; This'll Make You Whistle (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Louis Levy and his Gaumont British Symphony, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded in 1936. HMV BD361.
  6. Twilight In Turkey (Raymond Scott) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 8 July 1937. DeccaF6446.
  7. Music, Maestro, Please (Magidson, Wrubel) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 20 September 1938. HMV BD5407.
  8. Southern Fried (Leonard, Oliver, Ross) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded 8 January 1941. HMV BD5653.
  9. The Rickety Rickshaw Man (Drake) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Beryl Templeman, Bobby Joy, Jack O'Hagan and the Cubs. Recorded in 1947. Decca F8742.
  10. The Three Bears (Bobby Troup) Ray Ellington Quartet, vocal Ray Ellington. Recorded in 1948. Parlophone R3109.

Jessie Matthews

Jessie Matthews

British Dance Band Show No. 167 'Broadcast' 29/03/2012 - 05/04/2012

  1. Black Bottom (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters, vocal Bobby Sanders. Recorded 7 September 1927. Broadcast 164.
  2. My Love Parade (Victor Schertzinger) Nat Star and his band, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 24 February 1930. Sterno 338.
  3. Talkie Hits Medley, part 1, Happy Days Are Here Again; My Baby Just Cares For Me; Let's Go Native, Happy Feet Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal trio including Pat O'Malley and Jack Hylton. Recorded 30 October 1930. HMV B5926.
  4. It's The Girl (Oppenheim, Baer) Russell Johns singing, band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1932. Imperial 2624.
  5. We're A Couple Of Old Soldiers (Woods) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and Anona Winn. Recorded 26 October 1932. HMV B6257.
  6. That Handsome Accordeon Man (Box, Cox, Knox) Geraldo and his Accordeon band, unknown vocal. Recorded in February 1935. Columbia FB1038.
  7. Stairway To The Stars (Parish, Malneck, Signorelli) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal George Melachrino. Recorded 19 July 1939. Columbia FB2268.
  8. A Fool With A Dream (Miller, Brodszky) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 9 July 1943. Columbia FB2948.
  9. So Long, Sarah Jane (Freed, Brown, Fain) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 24 September 1943. Decca F8358.
  10. Aunt Hagar's Blues (Handy) Phil Green's Dixieland Band. Recorded in September 1943. Decca F8503.

Russell Johns

Russell Johns

British Dance Band Show No. 166 'Broadcast' 22/03/2012 - 29/03/2012

  1. The Best Things In Life Are Free (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Billy Milton singing, accompanied by Harry Jacobson, piano, and Eric Siday, violin. Recorded in 1928. Brunswick 192.
  2. Nobody's Using It Now (Schertzinger) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 22 January 1930. HMV B5769.
  3. Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries (Brown, Henderson) Carroll Gibbons and his Boy Friends. Recorded 31 December 1931. Columbia DB732.
  4. Lazybones (Mercer, Carmichael) Harry Bidgood and his band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in Aug 1933. Broadcast Four Tune 524A.
  5. Linda (Kennedy, Carr) Harry Leader and his band, vocal trio including Chick Henderson. Recorded 10 September 1935. Columbia FB1144.
  6. School Boy Howlers (Clive Erard) Ambrose and his orchestra, perfomed by Max Bacon and others. Recorded 22 November 1935. Decca F5809.
  7. Pick Yourself Up (Fields, Kern) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in November 1936. Rex 8931.
  8. Sympathy (Harbach, Kahn, Friml) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 1 October 1937. HMV BD5281.
  9. Put Me Amongst The Girls (Murphy, Lipton) Harry Hudson sings, accompanied by band directed by Jack Leon. Recorded in July 1942. ENSA MK910.
  10. They're Either Too Young Or Too Old (Loesser, Schwartz) Carroll Gibbons and his Boy Friends, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded 19 January 1944. Columbia FB2993.

Billy Milton

Billy Milton

British Dance Band Show No. 165 'Broadcast' 15/03/2012 - 22/03/12

  1. Under The Moon (Lyn, Wheeler, Snyder) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal unknown. Recorded 27 July 1928. Edison Bell Radio 869.
  2. Funny Face (Gershwin, Gershwin) Jack Smith singing, orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 19 September 1928. HMV B2864.
  3. Sweet And Lovely (Arnheim, Tobias, Lemare) Barrett and Sullivan singing (Tom Barrett and Dan Donovan), orchestra directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded in December 1931. Regal MR462.
  4. After The Sun Kissed The World Goodbye (Austin Croom-Johnson) Donald Peers singing, orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in April 1935. Eclipse 975.
  5. Sing, Baby Sing (Yellen, Pollack) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Alice Mann. Recorded 17 October 1936. HMV BD5127.
  6. You're Laughing At Me (Irving Berlin) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 3 July 1937. Decca F6451.
  7. The Veleta (Morris) Joe Loss and his band. Recorded 12 February 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2824.
  8. There'll Come Another Day (Stranks, Pattison) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 4 December 1940. Decca F7670.
  9. Drummer Boy (Edens) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Harry Roy, drummer George Fierstone. Recorded 11 March 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3458.
  10. I've Got A Lovely Buch Of Cocoanuts (Heatherton) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded in 1949. Decca F9149.

Harry Roy

Harry Roy

British Dance Band Show No. 164 'Broadcast' 08/03/2012 - 15/03/12

  1. All By Yourself In The Moonlight (Jay Wallis) Debroy Somers Band, unknown vocal duo. Recorded 21 November 1928. Columbia 5144.
  2. Roamin' Through The Roses (De Rose, O'Flynn) Nat Star and his band (labelled erroneously as Jan Ralfini), vocal Tom Barrett. Recorded 10 November 1930. Sterno 575.
  3. Was That The Human Thing To Do? (Fain, Young) Durium Dance Band directed by Lew Stone, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded in April 1932. Durium EN-11.
  4. On A Blue Lagoon (Warren) Harry Leader's Band, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 28 June 1934. Eclipse 729.
  5. A Thousand And One Nights (Strauss) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Orchestra. Recorded in March 1935. Eclipse 925.
  6. My Kid's A Crooner (Harris, Montgomery) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Harry Roy. Recorded 10 January 1935. Parlophone F109.
  7. FDR Jones (H J Rome) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner and George Melachrino. Recorded 20 July 1939. Columbia FB2268.
  8. You Never Miss The Old Faces (Hughes, Wallace) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 14 February 1940. Decca F7404.
  9. It's A Small World (Purcell, Posford) Bebe Daniels singing, accompanied by The Radio Three and orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in November 1941. Decca F8012.
  10. Muskrat Ramble (Kid Ory) Phil Green's Dixieland Band. Recorded in September 1943. Decca F8503.

Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels

British Dance Band Show No. 163 'Broadcast' 01/03/2012 - 08/03/12

  1. High Society Blues (Coslow, Harling) Four Bright Sparks, directed by Van Phillips. Vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 29 April 1930. Columbia CB68.
  2. Who Am I? (Clifford, Milne, Newman) Jack Plant (as Jack Gordon) singing, band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1932. Imperial 2624.
  3. The Turning Of The Tide (Gottler, Nicholls) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Billy Scott-Coomber, Bob Busby, Bob Manning. Music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded in April 1932. Imperial 2694.
  4. Wedding Of The Dragonflies (Reaves, Myers) Harry Bidgood and his band, vocal Tom Barratt. Recorded in August 1933. Broadcast Four Tune 524A.
  5. A Gypsy Loves Music (Sievier, Schmidseder) Eddie Carroll And His Music, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 8 June 1935. Parlophone F181.
  6. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jessie Matthews singing, with orchestral accompaniment. Recorded 18 September 1935. Decca F5729.
  7. Ten Pretty Girls (Grosz, Kennedy) Mantovani and his orchestra, vocal George Barclay. Recorded 26 August 1937. Columbia FB1763.
  8. How Beautiful You Are (Park, Parr-Davies) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 8 December 1939. Decca F7326.
  9. Up (Powell) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 9 April 1945. HMV B9422.
  10. I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Any More (Benjamin, Weiss) Vera Lynn and Sam Browne singing, accompanied by the Bob Farnon Eight. Recorded 5 February 1949. Decca F9127.

Jack Plant

JACK PLANT

British Dance Band Show No. 162 'Broadcast' 23/02/12 - 01/03/12

  1. In The Heart Of The Sunset (Carlton, Nicholls) Maurice Elwin (as Norman Blair) singing, studio ensemble directed by Bert Read/John Firman. Recorded in 1929. Zonophone 5352.
  2. Yes, Yes, My Baby Said Yes, Yes (Conrad, Friend) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne and the Carlyle Cousins. Recorded 1 October 1931. HMV B6079.
  3. I'm Just That Kind Of A Fool (Scott) Harry Leader's Band (as Joe Taub), vocal Bill Airey-Smith. Recorded 6 November 1933. Eclipse 555.
  4. Little Girl, What Now? (Carr, Lisbona) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 28 December 1934. Decca F5390.
  5. You Were There (Noel Coward) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Robert Ashley. Recorded 9 January 1936. Columbia FB1282.
  6. The Merry Go Round Broke Down (Friend, Franklin) Joe Loss and his band, vocal Clem Stevens. Recorded 29 June 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2485.
  7. The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded in October 1936. Rex 8901.
  8. Struttin With Some Barbeque (Armstrong) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 11 March 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3458.
  9. We Mustn't Say Goodbye (Monaco, Dubin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton. Recorded 24 September 1943. Decca F8358.
  10. Broadhurst Garden Blues (Chisholm) George Chisholm and his Jive Eight. Recorded 23 May 1944. Decca F8458.

Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons

British Dance Band Show No. 161 'Broadcast' 16/02/12 - 23/02/12

  1. There Ain't No Maybe In My Baby's Eyes (Walter Donaldson) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra. Recorded 21 June 1927. Homochord D1144.
  2. King's Horses (Graham, Gay) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 2 May 1930. Columbia CB73.
  3. Day By Day (Gottler, Nicholls) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Three Ginx. Recorded in April 1932. Imperial 2694.
  4. His Majesty The Baby (Fleeson, Tucker, Wayne) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Ivor Moreton. Recorded 10 January 1935. Parlophone F109.
  5. Tiger Rag (La Rocca) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella. Recorded 3 May 1935. Parlophone F161.
  6. The Girl In The Hansom Cab (Kennedy) Jack Harris and his band, vocal Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 25 October 1937. HMV BD5289.
  7. My Own (Adamson, McHugh) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Peter Williams. Recorded 31 December 1938. Rex 9472.
  8. Penny Serenade (Weersma, Halifax) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Al Bowlly and male chorus. Recorded 28 November 1938. Decca F6890.
  9. Too Many Irons In The Fire (Black) The Organ The Dance band And Me directed by Billy Thorburn, organ played by Andrew Fenner, vocal Harry Kaye. Recorded in 1946. Parlophone F2190.
  10. It's Almost Tomorrow (Adkinson, Buff) Four-In-A-Chord singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Johnny Gregory. Recorded in 1956. Embassy WB.173.

Johnny Gregory

Johnny Gregory

British Dance Band Show No. 160 'Broadcast' 09/02/12 - 16/02/12

  1. I Want To be Alone With Mary Brown (Leslie, Gilbert) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal unknown. Recorded 27 July 1928. Edison Bell Radio 869.
  2. Just A Little Fond Affection (Horatio Nicholls) Ciro's Club Dance Band directed by Debroy Somers, vocal Ramon Newton. Recorded in July 1928. Broadcast 273.
  3. Sleepytime Down South (Rene, Rene, Muse) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, Carroll Gibbons at the piano. Recorded 31 December 1931. Columbia DB732.
  4. You'll Find Out (Gottler, Treynor) Sam Browne and Billie Lockwood, as Jack and Jill, singing, with orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in April 1932. Zonophone 6123.
  5. Play Fiddle Play (Deutsch, Altman, Lawrence) Durium Accordion Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in January 1933. Durium Super O-2, track 1.
  6. I'll Never Have To Dream Again (Jones, Newman) Durium Accordion Band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in January 1933. Durium Super O-2, track 2.
  7. Lament For Congo (Reginald Foresythe) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 20 March 1935. Decca F5561.
  8. I'm Gonna Kiss Myself Goodbye (Gordon, Roberts, Kaufmann) Joe Loss and his band, vocal trio. Recorded 29 June 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2485.
  9. Fall In And Follow Me; Yours For A Song; There'll Always Be An England (Mill, Scott; Rose, Fetter, Suesse; Parker, Charles) Gracie Fields, Denny Dennis and Billy Scott Coomber and his Singing Grenadiers perform with an organist and orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded in October 1939. Rex 9675.
  10. They Would Wind Him Up And He Would Whistle (Kalmar, Ruby) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 14 February 1940. Decca F7404.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 159 'Broadcast' 02/02/12 - 09/02/12

  1. Praying For Rain (Roger Eckersley) Jack Padbury's Cosmo Club Six. Recorded 31 May 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1254.
  2. Outside (Flynn) The Rythmics directed by Nat Star, vocal Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 12 July 1929. Sterno 202.
  3. Perry Werry Winkle (Arthur Le Clerq) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Leslie Holmes. Recorded 3 March 1932. Decca F2896.
  4. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? (Gordon, Revel) Jack Lorimer and Brian Lawrance singing, accompanied by Jay Wilbur's band. Recorded in January 1934. Eclipse 612.
  5. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day (Sigler, Hoffman, Wayne) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Dawn Davis. Recorded 28 June 1934. Eclipse 729.
  6. Song Of The Trees (Damerell, Evans) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Orchestra, unknown vocal. Recorded in March 1935. Eclipse 925.
  7. It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane (Leslie, Burke) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots, vocal quartet. Recorded 18 October 1937. Parlophone F933.
  8. Kitten On The Keys (Confrey) Billy Mayerl and his Music. Billy Mayerl at the piano . Recorded in July 1941. Decca F8006.
  9. My Heart Isn't In It (Lawrence) The Organ The Dance band And Me, directed from the piano by Billy Thorburn, vocal Rita Williams. Recorded in 1946. Parlophone F2190.
  10. As Long As I Live (Tobias, Steiner) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Denny Vaughan. Recorded in 1946. Columbia FB3237.

Leslie Holmes

Leslie Holmes

British Dance Band Show No. 158 'Broadcast' 26/01/12 - 02/02/12

  1. Leanora (Lyn, Wheeler, Snyder) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal John Thorne. Recorded 20 December 1927. Broadcast 196.
  2. Crazy Rhythm (Wolfe-Kahn, Caesar, Meyer) Whispering Jack Smith singing, band directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 19 September 1928. HMV B2864.
  3. Sweet Jennie Lee (Donaldson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Pat O'Malley + 2. Recorded 14 January 1931. HMV B5962.
  4. You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love (Conrad, Dubois, Colombo, Gregory) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 22 September 1931. HMV B6079.
  5. Give Me A Heart To Sing To (Washington, Young, Judell) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 16 December 1934. Decca F5352.
  6. Play, Orchestra Play (Noel Coward) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Robert Ashley. Recorded 9 January 1936. Columbia FB1282.
  7. Rusty And Dusty (Kennedy, Carr) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, performed by Mary Ashworth. Recorded 29 November 1936. Columbia FB1575.
  8. A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded in October 1936. Rex 8901.
  9. I'm Singing To A Million (Guest, Sherwin) Bebe Daniels singing, orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 24 November 1941. Decca F8201.
  10. Pennsylvania Six Five Thousand (Jerry Gray) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 13 November 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3408.

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley

British Dance Band Show No. 157 'Broadcast' 19/01/12 - 26/01/12

  1. Just Imagine (Henderson) Billy Milton singing, accompanied by Harry Jacobson piano, Eric Siday violin. Recorded in 1928. Brunswick 191.
  2. Medley: A Marching Song; Fancy Our Meeting; Whoopee (Charig, Meyer) The London Orchestra directed by John Firman, with Charles W Saxby at the organ. Recorded 11 September 1928. Zonophone 5186.
  3. The Wedding Of The Birds (Tobias, Tobias, Kisco) Frederic Hartley Novelty Quintette, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded in 1931. Filmophone 292.
  4. Now That You're Gone (Fiorito, Kahn) Durium Dance Band directed by Lew Stone, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 1 April 1932. Durium EN-11.
  5. Old Timer (Carr, Ilda) Geraldo and his Accordeon band, vocal trio. Recorded in February 1935. Columbia FB1038.
  6. The Little Golden Locket (Kennedy) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal George Barclay. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8520.
  7. Missouri Scrambler (Osbourne, Bittick, Rogers) Joe Loss and his Orchestra. Recorded 8 January 1941. HMV BD5653.
  8. Oh What A Surprise For The Duce (He Can't Put It Over The Greeks) (Park, Casiroli) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 15 January 1941. Rex 9906.
  9. A Friend Of Yours (Burke, van Heusen) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 11 July 1945. Columbia FB3130.
  10. Mood For Trumpet (McQuater) George Chisholm and his orchestra. Recorded 23 May 1944. Decca F8458.

Billy Milton

Billy Milton

British Dance Band Show No. 156 'Broadcast' 12/01/12 - 19/01/12

  1. If You See Sally (Donaldson) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra as (Roy Emerson D.O.). Recorded 21 June 1927. Homochord D1144.
  2. It Happened In Monterey (Rose,Wayne) Jack Plant (as Albert Carr) sings, orchestra directed by Jack Leon. Recorded September 1930. Piccadilly 609.
  3. Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries (Brown, Henderson) Barrett and Sullivan (Tom Barrett and Dan Donovan), orchestra directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded in December 1931. Regal MR462.
  4. Home (van Steedon, Clarkson) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal Jack Payne. Recorded 4 February 1932. Regal MR519.
  5. On The Good Ship Lollipop (Clare Whiting) Eddie Carroll and his Music, vocal Carlyle Cousins. Recorded 8 June 1935. Parlophone F181.
  6. Nagasaki (Dixon, Warren) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal Nat Gonella and the band. Recorded 3 May 1935. Parlophone F161.
  7. With Plenty Of Money And You (Warren, Dubin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 5 April 1937. Decca F6386.
  8. So Long, Sweetheart (King, Grundland) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 April 1938. Rex 9281.
  9. Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Herschey, Swander) Harry Roy and his band, directed by Maurice Sterndale, vocal Renee Lister and the Royalists (Maurice Sterndale, Marjorie Kingsley). Recorded 11 May 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3634.
  10. Fascination Waltz (Marchetti) Oscar Grasso and his Intimate Music. Recorded in 1947. Parlophone R3066.

The Carlyle Cousins

The Carlyle Cousins

British Dance Band Show No. 155 'Broadcast' 05/01/12 - 12/01/12

  1. Under The Moon (Lyn, Wheeler, Snyder) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Ramon Newton. Recorded 20 December 1927. Broadcast 196.
  2. Stay Out Of The South (Harold Dixon) Ciro's Club Dance Band directed by Debroy Somers, vocal by Phil Arnold. Recorded in July 1928. Broadcast 273.
  3. Snuggled On Your Shoulder (Young, Lombardo) Jack and Jill (Sam Browne and Billie Lockwood), orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in April 1932. Zonophone 6123.
  4. Hands Across The Table (Parish, Delettre) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 16 December 1934. Decca F5390.
  5. This'll Make You Whistle (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton's Orchestra, vocal by Ronnie Hill. Recorded 14 February 1936. HMV BD5037.
  6. The Waltz Of The Gipsies (Grosz, Kennedy) Mantovani and his Orchestra. Recorded 26 August 1937. Columbia FB1763.
  7. I'm A Little Prairie Flower (Sarony, Holmes) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal by Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 25 October 1937. HMV BD5289.
  8. Concerto For Two (Lawrence, Tchaikovsky arr. R Haring) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal by Chick Henderson. Recorded 9 January 1942. HMV BD5735.
  9. Maria Mia (Mayne, de Carolis) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Paul Carpenter. Recorded 11 July 1945. Columbia FB3130.
  10. No Script (Hayes, Stenfalt) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 9 April 1945. HMV B9422.

Ronnie Hill

Ronnie Hill

British Dance Band Show No. 154 'Broadcast' 29/12/11 - 05/01/12

  1. I'm On My Way To Dreamland (Green) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eugene Brockman D.O.). Recorded 9 February 1926. Homochord D938.
  2. Shake And Let Us Be Friends (Nicholls, Sarony) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 26 May 1931. HMV B6021.
  3. Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep (Hupfeld) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded in November 1932. Imperial 2796.
  4. Banking On The Weather (Fain) Bertini and his band, vocal by Tom Barratt. Recorded 29 October 1932. 4 in 1 record 14.
  5. While We Danced At The Mardi Gras (Opler, Mercer) Bertini and his band, vocal by Tom Barratt. Recorded 29 October 1932. 4 in 1 record 14.
  6. Jump On The Wagon (Connor, Lisbona) Harry Roy and his band, vocal by Bill Currie and chorus. Recorded 20 June 1935. Parlophone F191.
  7. Seal It With A Kiss (Schwartz, Heyman) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded 4 May 1937. Rex 9043.
  8. I Had The Craziest Dream (Gordon, Warren) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Edna Kaye. Recorded 15 February 1943. Columbia FB2908.
  9. Galway Bay; My Happiness; Heartbreaker (Colahan, Box, Cox; Bergantine, Peterson; Berk, Capano, Freedman) Charlie Kunz piano, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in 1948. Decca F8965.
  10. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (Louiguy, David) Rita Williams and Four In A Chord accompanied by band directed by Jacques Leroy. Recorded in June 1955. Embassy WB132.

Rita Williams

Rita Williams

British Dance Band Show No. 153 'Broadcast' 22/12/11 - 29/12/11

  1. I Ain't Never Been Kissed (Leslie, Gilbert) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band, vocal trio Hal Swain, Jimmy Redmond and Cecil Woods, Frederic Curzon organ. Recorded 18 April 1929. Regal G9332.
  2. Now's The Time To Fall In Love (Sherman, Lewis) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 19 January 1932. HMV B6140.
  3. Rhymes, part 1 (Sarony) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, rhymes recited by Pat O'Malley, Chappie D'Amato, Jack Hylton and Leslie Sarony. Recorded 5 November 1931. Decca F2679.
  4. Butterflies In The Rain (Reaves, Myers) Ray Noble and his orchestra, vocal Al Bowlly, xylophone Rudy Starita. Recorded 31 January 1933. HMV B6316.
  5. I Won't Dance (Hammerstein, Harbach, Fields, Kern) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Anne Lenner and Brian Lawrance. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia FB1089.
  6. You're All I Need (Kahn, Kaper, Jurmann) Harry Leader and his band, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 10 September 1935. Columbia FB1144.
  7. The Fairy On The Christmas Tree (Campbell-Hunter, Parr-Davies) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement Jimmy Lally, vocal by The Three Sisters. Recorded 29 November 1936. Columbia FB1575.
  8. Oasis (Winstone) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded 8 August 1941. HMV BD5705.
  9. I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) Eric Winstone and his band, vocal Julie Dawn. Recorded 8 August 1945. HMV BD5902.
  10. The Santa Claus Express (Silver, Sherman, Lewis) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement Phil Cardew, vocal trio Dan Donovan + 2. Recorded 23 October 1935. Columbia FB1215.

Henry Hall and The Three Sisters

Henry Hall and
The Three Sisters

British Dance Band Show No. 152 'Broadcast' 16/12/11 - 22/12/11

  1. Muddy Water (Rose, Richman) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, music arrangement by Ray Noble, vocal Ray Starita. Recorded 12 May 1927. Columbia 4413.
  2. Without A Song (Youmans) Spike Hughes and his dance orchestra. Recorded 14 August 1930. Deca F2913
  3. Medley Sing You Sinners; In My Little Hope Chest (Harling, Coslow) Billy Mayerl at the piano and Van Phillips, clarinet. Recorded in July 1930. Columbia DB224.
  4. There's Another Trumpet Playing In The Sky, part 2. (Le Clerq) Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Dance Orch, vocal John Henry. Recorded 1 September 1932. HMV B6241.
  5. Dodging A Divorcee (Reginald Foresythe) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 20 March 1935. Decca F5561.
  6. Don't Ever Change (Hirsch, Handman) Bram Martin and his orchestra, vocal Gene Crowley, Teresa Dale. Recorded 11 February 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2696.
  7. If I Should Fall In Love Again (Popplewell) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 4 June 1940. Parlophone F1745.
  8. Meet The Sun Half Way (Burke, Monaco) Louis Levy and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 9 July 1940. Columbia FB2477.
  9. You're So Sweet To Remember (Robin, Rose) The Organ, The Dance Band And Me directed by Billy Thorburn, electric organ H. Robinson Cleaver, vocal Primrose Orrock. Recorded 7 April 1945. Parlophone F2089.
  10. Sluefoot (Johnny Mercer) Oscar Rabin's Lyceum Band, vocal maybe Benny Lee and the Three Oscars. Recorded in July 1955. Embassy WB141.

Ray Starita

Ray Starita

British Dance Band Show No. 151 'Broadcast' 8/12/11 - 15/12/11

  1. Headin For Louisville (Joseph Meyer) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eugene Brockman's), vocal Bert Firman. Recorded 26 January 1926. Homochord D938.
  2. That's A Good Girl, selection part 1 Sweet So And So; Let Yourself Go; Chirp Chirp; Why? (Charig, Meyer) The London Orchestra directed by John Firman, organ Charles W. Saxby. Recorded 11 September 1928. Zonophone 5186.
  3. Oh! Johanna (W & M Lawrence) Larry Brennan and the Winter Gardens Dance Band, vocal Tom Barratt, Reginald Dixon at the organ Blackpool Tower. Recorded 28 September 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1068.
  4. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (Churchill, Ronell) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze and others. Recorded 22 October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1075.
  5. The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful (Suesse, Kahal, Rose) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Sam Costa. Recorded 4 May 1937. Rex 9043.
  6. Cowboy (Michael Carr) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 9 January 1937. HMV BD5161.
  7. A Garden In Granada (Lewis, Baer, Vasilescu) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 4 November 1938. HMV BD5430.
  8. Too Romantic (Burke, Monaco) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Wendy Clare. Recorded 10 May 1940. Decca F7490.
  9. Take the A Train (Strayhorn) Geraldo and his orchestra. Recorded 15 March 1944. Parlophone F2014.
  10. Miss You (C & H & HM Tobias) Harry Roy and his band, vocal Marjorie Kingsley. Recorded 11 May 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3634.

Larry Brennan

Larry Brennan

British Dance Band Show No. 150 'Broadcast' 1/12/11 - 8/12/11

  1. I'd Climb The Highest Mountain (Brown, Clare) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal Jack Hylton. Recorded 13 August 1926. HMV B5110.
  2. Mediterranean Blues (Sherman Myers) Debroy Somers Band. Recorded 27 September 1927. Columbia 4600.
  3. I've Got A Man (Milton) Gracie Fields singing, accompanied by studio orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 18 October 1929. HMV B3202.
  4. Now That You're Gone (Kahn, Fiorito) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Les Allen. Recorded in March 1932. Imperial 2665.
  5. Let's All Sing At The Top Of Our Voices (Butler, Gay) Leslie Sarony and company, accompanied by studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1933. Eclipse 365.
  6. The General's Fast Asleep (Kennedy, Carr) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangment by Stan Bowsher, vocal Dan Donovan. Recorded 7 October 1935. Columbia FB1166.
  7. When The Poppies Bloom Again (Towers, Morrow, Pelosi) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal Cyril Grantham? Recorded in Oct 1936. Rex 8920.
  8. It's A Blue World (Wright, Forrest) Lew Stone and his band, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 10 May 1940. Decca F7490.
  9. 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.
  10. Little Earle (Chisholm) George Chisholm and his Jive Eight. Recorded 23 May 1944. Decca F8507.

Gracie Fields

Gracie Fields

British Dance Band Show No. 149 'Broadcast' 24/11/11 - 1/12/11

  1. My Flame Is Just A Match For Me (Fain, Murray, Herbert) Debroy Somers Band, vocal Bobby Sanders. Recorded 21 November 1928. Columbia 5144.
  2. All Of A Sudden (Harry Woods) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Al Bowlly. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3181.
  3. Same Old Moon (Rose, Baskette) Terry McGovern and his band, with vocal trio. Recorded 8 November 1932. Four-in-One 14.
  4. After Tonight We Say Goodnight (Towers, Leon) Terry McGovern and his band, vocal Eddie Pola. Recorded 8 November 1932. Four-in-One 14.
  5. Meet The Navy (Noel Gay) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 13 October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1075.
  6. Isle Of Capri (Grosz, Kennedy) Geraldo and his Gaucho Tango Orchestra, vocal Monte Rey. Recorded 18 August 1934. Columbia CB781.
  7. Call Me Sweetheart (Towers, Leon, Nicholls) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal Elizabeth Brooke & Harry Roy. Recorded 20 June 1935. Parlophone F191.
  8. Medley: Music, Maestro, Please; The Red Maple Leaves; Alexander's Ragtime Band Charlie Kunz at the piano with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in October 1938. Decca F6826.
  9. The Sweetest Song In The World (Harry Parr-Davies) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis. Recorded 14 October 1938. Decca F6834.
  10. Good Old Wagon Blues (T D Hos) Freddy Mirfield and his Garbage Men. Recorded in Sept 1944. Decca F8526.

Monte Rey

Monte Rey

British Dance Band Show No. 148 'Broadcast' 17/11/11 - 24/11/11

  1. You're The Cream In My Coffee (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Harry Hudson's Band (as The Plaza Band), vocal Harry Hudson. Recorded 6 June 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1220.
  2. Ain't Ya Comin Out Tonight? (Carson Robison) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, vocal Carson Robison. Recorded 25 August 1932. HMV B6235.
  3. Rehearsing A Lullaby (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Phyllis Robins singing, accompanied by Jay Wilbur's band. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8537.
  4. Let's Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) Jay Wilbur's Band, vocal Ronnie Hill. Recorded 1 May 1936. Crown 187.
  5. Sweet Sue (Victor Young) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded 28 June 1935. Parlophone F211.
  6. Goodbye To Summer (Botterell, Phillips) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, directed by Phil Green, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 4 November 1938. HMV BD5430.
  7. If A Grey-Haired Lady Says How's Your Father (Ted Waite) Flanagan and Allen singing, accompanied by Jay Wilbur's band. Recorded in October 1939. Decca F7297.
  8. What More Can I Say? (Art Noel) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal Chick Henderson. Recorded 10 January 1942. HMV BD5735.
  9. Pedigree On Pomander Walk (Fabian Andre) Billy Mayerl and his Grosvenor House Band. Recorded in July 1941. Decca F8006.
  10. It's A Beautiful Day (Cunningham, Burke) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Denny Vaughn. Recorded in 1946. Columbia FB3237.

Billy Mayerl

Billy Mayerl

British Dance Band Show No. 147 'Broadcast' 10/11/11 - 17/11/11

  1. Looking At You; What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons, piano, with orchestral accompaniment. Recorded 16 April 1929. HMV B3031.
  2. More Old Songs My Irish Molly; Following In Father's Footsteps; Sue, Sue, Sue; Silver Threads Among The Gold; She Cost Me Seven And Sixpence; We All Go The Same Way Home Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocals Jack Hylton, Sam Browne, trio. Recorded 15 October 1929. HMV C1783.
  3. The Old Man Of The Mountain (Young, Brown) Jack Payne and his band, vocal Jack Payne and others including Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded in November 1932. Imperial 2796.
  4. The Wedding Of Mr Mickey Mouse (Pola, Vienna) Larry Brennan and his Winter Gardens Dance Band, vocal 12 Bon Ton Babes, Reginald Dixon at the organ. Recorded 27 September 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1068.
  5. If (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Brian Lawrance and his Quaglino's Quartet, vocal Brian Lawrance. Recorded 12 June 1934. Decca F5087.
  6. Tiger Rag (La Rocca) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy and others. Recorded in April 1933. Parlophone R1505.
  7. To You, Sweetheart, Aloha (Owens) Roy Fox and his band, vocal Sid Buckman. Recorded 11 December 1936. HMV BD5149.
  8. Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 4 June 1940. Parlophone F1745.
  9. Shoo-Shoo Baby (Moore) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal Doreen Villiers. Recorded 15 March 1944. Parlophone F2014.
  10. I Walked In (Adamson, McHugh) Eric Winstone and his band, vocal Benny Lee. Recorded 8 August 1945. HMV BD5902.

Doreen Villiers

Doreen Villiers

British Dance Band Show No. 146 'Broadcast' 27/10/11 - 3/11/11

  1. Oh Miss Hannah (Deppen) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra. Recorded 18 May 1926. Zonophone 2751.
  2. A Californian Serenade (Nicholls, Gilbert) Arcadians Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman, organ Charles W Saxby, vocal Maurice Elwin. Recorded 25 September 1930. Zonophone 5731.
  3. There's Another Trumpet Playing In The Sky part 1 (Arthur Le Clerq) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, comic vocal by John Henry. Recorded 1 Septemvber 1932. HMV B6241.
  4. Hands Across The Table (Parish, Delettre) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal Alan Breeze. Recorded 20 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1563.
  5. You're The Top (Cole Porter) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 23 May 1935. Decca F5539.
  6. Sailing Home (Samuels, Whitcup, Powell) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal Jack Cooper. Recorded 1 December 1937. Rex 9204.
  7. Why Talk About Love? (Mitchell, Pollack) Bram Martin and his band, vocal Gene Crowley. Recorded 11 February 1938. Regal Zonophone MR2696.
  8. Sierra Sue (Carey) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Dance Orchestra, vocal Eddie Bryant. Recorded 5 November 1940. Columbia FB2529.
  9. The Little Things That Mean So Much (Adamson, Wilson) The Organ The Dance Band And Me, directed by Billy Thorburn, H Robinson Cleaver at the electric organ, vocal Primrose Orrock. Recorded 7 April 1945. Parlophone F2089.
  10. Cherry Brandy (Ben Bernard - Ben Frankel) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 28 May 1945. HMV B9430.

Sydney Lipton

Sydney Lipton

British Dance Band Show No. 145 'Broadcast' 20/10/11 - 26/10/11

  1. Everything Will Happen For The Best (Gensler) The Sylvians directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 8 November 1926. HMV B5169.
  2. For Good Or For Bad (Pearson) Jay Wilbur's band (as Jack Grose and his Metropole Players), vocal Harry Bentley. Recorded 13 August 1932. Eclipse 266.
  3. Tea For Two; Who; Dancing Time John Watts' Songs from the Shows No 4, orchestra possibly directed by Arthur Lally, vocals by Anona Winn and Reginald Purdell. Recorded around November 1932. Decca F3265.
  4. Minuet in G (Beethoven) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Orchestra. Recorded in September 1934. Eclipse 801.
  5. Jungle Drums (Lecuona, Lombardo, O'Flynn) Roy Fox and his band, music arrangement by Jack Nathan. Recorded 10 July 1934. Decca F5124.
  6. Magic (Silver, Sherman, Lewis) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal Dan Donovan. Music arrangement by Henry Hall. Recorded 23 September 1935. Columbia FB1197.
  7. The Lady In Red (Dixon, Wrubel) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 5 November 1935. Crown 88.
  8. When You Gotta Sing You Gotta Sing (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal Manhattan Trio (possibly The Three Ginx). Music arrangement by Bert Barnes. Recorded 23 April 1937. Decca F6473.
  9. Adolf (Annette Mills) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal Harry Roy and Wendy Clare. Recorded 1 November 1939. Parlophone F1583.
  10. Dearly Beloved (Mercer, Kern) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal Edna Kaye. Recorded 16 January 1943. Columbia FB2897.

Henry Hall

Henry Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 144 'Broadcast' 13/10/11 - 20/10/11

  1. Mean To Me (Turk, Ahlert) Midnight Merry Makers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Tom Barratt. Recorded 17 August 1929. Broadcast 436.
  2. The World's Greatest Sweetheart Is You (Razaf, Denniker) Stanley Kirkby singing, accompanied by a band directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded 1 November 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1298.
  3. Oh! What A Night (Gottler, Melsel) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley, Chappie D'Amato and Billy Munn. Recorded 3 November 1931. Decca F2672.
  4. Joey The Clown (Reaves, Myers) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal by Leslie Sarony. Recorded 19 December 1931. Eclipse 149.
  5. What's Gonna Happen To Me? (Gottler, Nicholls) Maurice Elwin and Eve Becke, as Jack & Jill, singing accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded October 1931. Zonophone 6029.
  6. I Never Had A Chance (Irving Berlin) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded in July 1934. Rex 8240.
  7. Have You Ever Been In Heaven? (Tinturin, Lawrence) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal Sam Browne. Recorded 8 April 1938. HMV BD5356.
  8. The Drift (Noel Gay) Pat Kirkwood singing, accompanied by a the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro, vocal . Recorded in November 1939. HMV BD793.
  9. Miss Annabelle Lee (Clare, Pollack, Richman) Freddy Mirfield and his Garbage Men, featuring John Dankworth, clarinet. Recorded in September 1944. Decca F8526.
  10. Time May Change; You Can't Be True Dear; Nature Boy Charlie Kunz, piano with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded in 1948. Decca F8965.

Pat Kirkwood

Pat Kirkwood

British Dance Band Show No. 143 'Broadcast' 06/10/11 - 13/10/11

  1. How Many Times (Irving Berlin) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton, vocal duo Ramon Newton and Jim Cassidy. Recorded 13 October 1926. HMV B5147.
  2. Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon (Lewis, Young, Levant) Ciro's Club Dance Band directed by Debroy Somers, vocal by Raymond Newell. Recorded in August 1928. Broadcast 283.
  3. How Deep Is The Ocean? (Irving Berlin) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 11 November 1932. Decca F3288.
  4. Fair And Warmer (Dubin, Warren) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 28 June 1934. HMV B6503.
  5. When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Hammerstein II, Romberg) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8524.
  6. Without A Word Of Warning (Gordon, Revel) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded in Nov 1935. Rex 8640.
  7. Love And Learn (Heyman, Schwartz) Eddie Carroll and the Casani Club Orchestra, vocal by Hughie Diamond. Recorded 12 April 1937. Parlophone F774.
  8. The Lonesome Trail Ain't Lonesome Anymore (Erard, Trafford) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze, Ellis Jackson. Recorded 12 February 1938. Rex 9247.
  9. You Made Me Care (Joe Gilbert) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal by Kay Harding. Recorded 3 April 1940. Parlophone F1698.
  10. All Is Not Gold That Jitters (Chisholm ) George Chisholm and his Orchestra. Recorded 23 May 1944. Decca F8507.

George Chisholm

George Chisholm

British Dance Band Show No. 142 'Broadcast' 29/09/11 - 06/10/11

  1. Here In My Arms (Rodgers) The Sylvians directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 20 October 1926. HMV B5169.
  2. Blue Hills Of Pasadena (Wallace, Herbert) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal by Betty Bolton. Recorded 13 June 1929. Columbia 5424.
  3. Do De O Do (Damerell, Hargreaves, Formby) George Formby singing, accompanied by members of Jack Hylton's Orchestra. Recorded 1 July 1932. Decca F3079.
  4. Every Now And Then (Silver, Sherman, Lewis) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Dan Donovan, music arrangement Burton Gillis. Recorded 23 September 1935. Columbia FB1197.
  5. St Louis Blues (Handy) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Take 3 - recorded 1st November 1935. Parlophone F211.
  6. Isn't This A Lovely Day (Berlin) Jay Wilbur and his band (as Ben Hammond and his Orchestra), vocal by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 12 December 1935. Crown 104.
  7. At The Balalaika (Maschwitz, Posford) Geraldo and his Gaucho Tango Orchestra, vocal by Monte Rey. Recorded 2 Feb 1937. Decca F6305.
  8. I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight (Spina, Bullock) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 28 December 1937. Rex 9204.
  9. I Haven't Time To Be A Millionaire (Burke, Monaco) Louis Levy and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 9 July 1940. Columbia FB2477.
  10. Trade Winds (Friend, Tobias) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Dance Orchestra, vocal by Celia Lipton. Recorded 5 November 1940. Columbia FB2529.

George Formby

George Formby

British Dance Band Show No. 141 'Broadcast' 22/09/11 - 29/09/11

  1. Let's All Go To Mary's House (Conrad, Wood) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton, vocal by Ramon Newton and chorus. Recorded 13 October 1926. HMV B5149.
  2. When All's Said And Done (Victor Conn) Radio Syncopators directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 22 January 1932. Eclipse 157.
  3. Happiness (Warren) Don Porto's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded in 1933. Eclipse 551.
  4. The Breeze (Sacco, Smith, Lewis) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded in July 1934. Rex 8240.
  5. Hungarian Dance (Brahms) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Orchestra. Recorded in Sept 1934. Eclipse 786.
  6. It's Time To Say Goodnight (Gibson, Hall) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 16 February 1934. HMV B6459.
  7. Organ Grinder's Swing (Parish, Mills, Hudson) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Evelyn Dall. Recorded 14 October 1936. Decca F6141.
  8. Rosita (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 1 February 1940. HMV BD5562.
  9. She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor (Doe, Doaques) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal by Harry Roy and Bill Currie. Recorded 3 April 1940. Parlophone F1698.
  10. Dark Eyes (Bodinov) KRRC (King's Royal Rifles Corps) band, directed by A. W. Jarvis. Recorded in Sept 1942. Ensa 'Services Calling' MK1307.

Brian Lawrance

Brian Lawrance

British Dance Band Show No. 140 'Broadcast' 15/09/11 - 22/09/11

  1. Turkish Towel (Mills, Fain, Russell) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 27 October 1926. HMV B5153.
  2. She Was A Girl Called Angel Eyes (Kennedy, Dobson) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in August 1931. Zonophone 5945.
  3. Tom Thumb's Drum (Sarony) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Leslie Sarony, music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded 2 November 1931. Decca F2672.
  4. Open Up Dem Pearly Gates (Carson Robison) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 9 February 1932. HMV B6143.
  5. I Shall Remember (Hanley) Hawaiian Serenaders, vocal by Bobby Sanders. Recorded in Sept 1933. Eclipse 510.
  6. Drowsy Blues (Alec Templeton) Roy Fox and his band, music arrangement by Jack Nathan. Recorded 10 July 1934. Decca F5124.
  7. The Music Goes Round And Round (Hodgson, Farley, Riley) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded in December 1935. Rex 8692.
  8. From The Top Of Your Head (Gordon, Revel) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded in November 1935. Rex 8640.
  9. Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm (Jerome, Byron, Kent) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal by Dinah Miller. Recorded 8 April 1938. HMV BD5356.
  10. From Your Lips (Willmot) Frank Weir and his Saxophone, with orchestra and choir. Recorded in 1954. Decca F10271.

Frank Weir

Frank Weir

British Dance Band Show No. 139 'Broadcast' 08/09/11 - 17/09/11

  1. I'm Perfectly Satisfied (Leslie, Gilbert) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal by Les Allen, Eddie Brandt + 1. Recorded 28 June1929. Columbia 5465.
  2. Louise (Robin, Whiting) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Tom Barratt. Recorded 15 August 1929. Broadcast 436.
  3. Cuban Love Song (Stothart, McHugh, Fields) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons and Howard Jacobs, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 12 January 1932. Columbia CB405.
  4. You're My Everything (Dixon, Young, Warren) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by clarinet, piano, guitar. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3193.
  5. Play To Me Gypsy (Kennedy, Vacek) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Les Allen, music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 6 January 1934. Columbia CB705.
  6. Lullaby Of The Volga (Towers, Arden) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal by Jimmie Mesene. Recorded 11 September 1935. Parlophone F228.
  7. Summer Night (Dubin, Warren) Eddie Carroll and his Casani Club Orchestra, vocal by Hughie Diamond. Recorded 12 April 1937. Parlophone F774.
  8. Deep Purple (Parish, de Rose) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 6 April 1939. Decca F7029.
  9. Only Forever (Monaco, Burke) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 27 December 1940. Decca F7693.
  10. Needlenose (McKimmey, Conniff) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 13 December 1944. HMV B9404.

Henry Hall

Henry Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 138 'Broadcast' 01/09/11 - 08/09/11

  1. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (Ager, Yellen) Victor Vorzanger's Famous Dance Orchestra, vocal by John Thorne. Recorded 4 October 1927. Broadcast 167.
  2. Oh What A Silly Place To Kiss A Girl (Joe Gilbert) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley + 2. Recorded 13 May 1930. HMV B5836.
  3. Unless (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal by Harry Bentley. Recorded 26 January 1934. Regal Zonohone MR1222.
  4. Just A Poor Street Singer (Woods, Uher, Reif) Geraldo and his Sweet Music, vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 18 August 1934. Columbia CB783.
  5. I Once Had A Heart, Margarita (Lisbona, Connor, Schmitz) Alfredo and his Orchestra, directed by Alfred Gill, unknown vocalist. Recorded in 1936. HMV B8514.
  6. A Little Co-operation From You (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 29 September 1937. Decca F6483.
  7. You've Done Something To My Heart (Eyton, Grant, Gay) Pat Kirkwood singing, accompanied by the New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 6 December 1939. HMV BD793.
  8. Nursie! Nursie! (Noel, Pelosi) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro, vocal by Alan Kane. Recorded 27 November 1939. HMV BD5551.
  9. Cyril's Blues (Blake) Cyril Blake and his Jigs Club Band, introduced by Harry Parry. Recorded 12 December 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3597.
  10. Somewhere In The Night (Myrow, Gordon) Ted Heath and his Music, vocal by Paul Carpenter. Recorded 8 November 1946. Decca F8717.

Jack Hylton

Jack Hylton

British Dance Band Show No. 137 'Broadcast' 23/08/11 - 31/08/11

  1. I'm Living On Love (Holt, Evans) Debroy Somers Band, vocal by Ramon Newton. Recorded 27 January 1928. Columbia 4730.
  2. Bathing In The Sunshine (Gilbert, Nicholls) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Lew Sylva and his band), vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 23 February 1931. Broadcast 701.
  3. Sing Holly, Go Whistle, Hey! Hey! (Hulbert, England) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal by Jack Payne, Bob Busby, Bob Manning and Charlie Asplin. Recorded 17 February 1931. Columbia CB232.
  4. Ole Faithful (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Jackson and his Orchestra, vocal by Fred Latham and chorus. Recorded 12 October 1934. HMV B6530.
  5. At The Cafe Continental (Kennedy, Grosz) Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded 30 June 1936. Parlophone F507.
  6. Cotton Pickers Congregation (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 8 July 1937. Decca F6458.
  7. Foggy Day In London (G & I Gershwin) Jack Harris and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 14 December 1937. HMV BD5304.
  8. Sweethearts (Wright, Forrest, Herbert, Stothart) Webster Booth accompanied by HMV studio orchestra directed by Clifford Greenwood. Recorded in 1939. HMV B8899.
  9. They Can't Black Out The Moon (Strauss,Dale, Miller) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal by Harry Roy and Wendy Clare. Recorded 1 November 1939. Parlophone F1583.
  10. Two O' Clock Jump (James, Goodman, Basie) Billy Weedon's Eltham Studio band. Recorded in 1945. Regal Zonophone MR3766.

Wendy Clare

Wendy Clare

British Dance Band Show No. 136 'Broadcast' 18/08/11 - 25/08/11

  1. Bye, Bye, Blackbird (Dixon, Henderson) Diplomat Novelty Orchestra, vocal by Peter Bernard. Recorded 3 March 1927. Edison Bell Winner 4485.
  2. What A Fool I've Been (Eldridge, Gendron) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by an orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded in August 1931. Zonophone 5945.
  3. You're Telling Me (Donaldson, Kahn) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Sid Buckman and The Cubs (Les Lambert, Ivor Mairants, Harry Gold). Recorded 11 November 1932. Decca F3288.
  4. April In Paris (Harburg, Duke) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement by Ben Frankel, vocal by Les Allen. Recorded 6 January 1934. Columbia CB705.
  5. Hot Pie (No 3, Part 2) It Had To Be You, Tea For Two, Sleepy Time Gal The Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 13 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1909.
  6. I'm Nuts About Screwy Music (Lunceford, Rose) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by George Melachrino? Recorded in April 1936. Rex 8790.
  7. Never In A Million Years (Gordon, Revel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Anne Lenner and George Melachrino. Recorded 3 July 1937. Columbia FB1732.
  8. The Girl In The Alice Blue Gown (Ross Parker) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Peter Williams. Recorded 12 February 1938. Rex 9247.
  9. Scatterbrain (Burke, Keene, Bean, Masters) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 21 December 1939. HMV BD5555.
  10. Where the Bluebells And Heather Grow Together (Hunter, Charles) Oscar Rabin and his band directed by Harry Davis, vocal by Bobby Young. Recorded 29 May 1942. Decca F8143.

Maurice Elwin

Maurice Elwin

British Dance Band Show No. 135 'Broadcast' 11/08/11 - 18/08/11

  1. Get Out And Get Under The Moon (Tobias, Jerome, Shay) Original Havana Band directed by Ramon Newton, vocal by Ramon Newton. Recorded 12 September 1928. Broadcast 292.
  2. Morning, Noon And Night (Swanstrom, Alter) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal by Bill Currie. Recorded 20 September 1933. Parlophone R1620.
  3. Isle Of Capri (Kennedy, Grosz) Primo Scala and his Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by male duo. Recorded in July 1934. Rex 8252.
  4. You Can't Do That There 'Ere (Rolls, Wallace) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Jack Payne, Billy Scott Coomber, Bob Easson, Ronnie Genarder and others. Recorded in Nov 1935. Rex 8657.
  5. Always And Always (Wright, Forrest, Ward) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 12 March 1938. HMV BD5353.
  6. Penny Serenade (Hallifax, Weersma) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 11 November 1938. HMV BD5428.
  7. Temple Block Swing (Daniels, Williams) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 3 March 1939. Parlophone F1419.
  8. The Little Boy Who Never Told A Lie (Connor, Sherwin) Bebe Daniels singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 21 May 1941. Decca F7878.
  9. When You Wear Your Sunday Blue (Parker, Charles) Joe Loss and his band, vocal by Chick Henderson. Recorded 29 February 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3261.
  10. Let Bygones Be Bygones (Joe Gilbert) Lou Preager and his orchestra, vocal by Rita Williams. Recorded 8 March 1946. Columbia FB3200.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 134 'Broadcast' 04/08/11 - 11/08/11

  1. Deep River Blues (Green, Handy) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, vocal by Ray Starita. Recorded 28 October 1927. Columbia 4641.
  2. Fashionette (Glogau, King) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, piano Sid Bright, xylophone Rudy Starita. Recorded 28 June 1929. Columbia 5465.
  3. You're The One I Care For (Link, Lown, Gray) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Lew Sylva and his band), vocal by Bob & Alf Pearson. Recorded 29 March 1931. Broadcast 702.
  4. Put Your Little Arms Around Me (Arnheim, Tobias, Lemare) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons and Howard Jacobs, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 12 January 1932. Columbia CB405.
  5. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Harry Woods) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by clarinet, piano, guitar. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3193.
  6. Solitude (De Lange, Mills, Ellington) Nat Gonella & his Georgians, vocal by Jimmy Messini. Recorded 11 September 1935. Parlophone F228.
  7. The Sheep Were In The Meadow (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Cow - Jack Simpson, Sheep - Sid Phillips. Recorded 20 October 1936. Decca F6483.
  8. Someone To Care For Me (Kahn, Kaper, Jurmann) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded in February 1937. Rex 8984.
  9. Ferryboat Serenade (Di Lazzaro, Adamson) Vera Lynn singing, accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 27 December 1940. Decca F7693.
  10. Let It be Soon (Wade, Hurran) Ted Heath and his Music, vocal by Paul Carpenter. Recorded 8 November 1946. Decca F8717.

Charlie Kunz

Charlie Kunz

British Dance Band Show No. 133 'Broadcast' 28/07/11 - 04/08/11

  1. When The Red, Red Robin Goes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along (Harry Woods) Diplomat Novelty Orchestra, vocal by Peter Bernard. Recorded 3 March 1927. Edison Bell Winner 4485.
  2. Amy (Gilbert, Nicholls) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 2 June 1930. HMV B5836.
  3. My Mystery Girl (Louis Rey) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded 4 February 1932. Regal MR519.
  4. Everything I Have Is Yours (Adamson, Lane) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, vocal by Billy Merrin. Recorded 26 January 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1222.
  5. Soon (Fitzgerald, Lisbona) Jack Jackson and his orch, vocal by Alberta Hunter. Recorded 12 October 1934. HMV B6530.
  6. Sweetmeat Joe, the Candy Man (Austin Croom-Johnson) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded in November 1934. Rex 8347.
  7. On The Beach At Bali-Bali (Sherman, Meskill, Silver) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded 30 June 1936. Parlophone F507.
  8. Afraid To Dream (Gordon, Revel) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Barry Gray. Recorded 2 October 1937. HMV BD5281.
  9. Somewhere At Sea (Connor, Pola) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro, vocal by Alan Kane. Recorded 6 December 1939. HMV BD5551.
  10. Five Flat Flurry (Hayes) Harry Hayes and his band. Recorded 13 December 1944. HMV B9404.

Harry Hayes

Harry Hayes

British Dance Band Show No. 132 'Broadcast' 21/07/11 - 28/07/11

  1. Say That You Love Me (Nicholls) Bert Firman's dance Orchestra (as Newton Carlisle's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 2 September 1926. Homochord D1016.
  2. Ragamuffin Romeo (Wayne, Da Costa) Nat Star and his band, vocal by Tom Barratt. Recorded 24 September 1930. Sterno 515.
  3. Walter, Walter, What About The Alter (Harper, Darby, Brown) Leslie Sarony, comic, accompanied by a studio band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1933. Eclipse 365.
  4. Dames (Dubin, Warren) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 6 November 1934. Decca F5302.
  5. Sweetheart Let's Grow Old Together (Bratton, Edwards) Kitty Masters singing, accompanied by band directed, possibly, by Harry Leader. Recorded in June 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2127.
  6. Serenade In The Night (Bixio, Cherubini, Kennedy) Alfredo and his orchestra directed by Alfred Gill, unknown vocal. Recorded in 1936. HMV B8514.
  7. Nice Work If You Can Get It (G & I Gershwin) Jack Harris and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 14 December 1937. HMV BD5304.
  8. Beer Barrel Polka (Brown, Timm, Vejvoda) Harry Roy and his band, vocals by Harry Roy, Wendy Clare, Ray Ellington, Bill Currie. Recorded 9 May 1939. Parlophone F1452.
  9. Frolic Sam (Ellington, Bigard) Cyril Blake and his Jig's Club Band. Recorded 12 December 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3597.
  10. The Dickey-Bird Song (Dietz, Fain) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocals by Doreen Lundy and Denny Vaughan. Recorded 10 November 1948. Parlophone F2326.

Harry Roy

Harry Roy

British Dance Band Show No. 131 'Broadcast' 14/07/11 - 21/07/11

  1. Dear, On A Night Like This (Con Conrad) Debroy Somers Band, vocal by Ramon Newton. Recorded 31 December 1927. Columbia 4729.
  2. Rain (Ford) Palais de Danse Orchestra directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 17 February 1928. HMV B5454.
  3. The Night Was Made For Love (Jurmann, Kaper) Durium Dance Band directed by Peter Rush, unknown vocal. Recorded around November 1932. Durium O-3.
  4. The Cage In The Window (Gibson, Morton) Scott Wood and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 30 October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1134.
  5. Hot Pie (No 3, Part 1) Limehouse Blues, Annabelle Lee, Everybody Loves My Baby, You Rascal You, Shine The Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 13 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1909.
  6. There's A Lull In My Life (Gordon, Revel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Anne Lenner. Recorded 3 July 1937. Columbia FB1732.
  7. Never Break A Promise (Gilbert) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 11 November 1938. HMV BD5428.
  8. Put That Down In Writing (Dubin, Warren) Joe Loss and his band, vocal by Chick Henderson + 2. Recorded 8 March 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3261.
  9. You Never Miss The Old Faces (Hughes, Wallace) Brian Lawrance and his Landsdowne Orchestra, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 10 January 1940. Rex 9712.
  10. Two Dreams Met (Gordon, Warren) Oscar Rabin and his band directed by Harry Davis, vocal by Ken Beaumont. Recorded 21 January 1941. Rex 9913.

Sam Browne

Sam Browne

British Dance Band Show No. 130 'Broadcast' 07/07/11 - 14/07/11

  1. Yes Sir I Prefer Brunettes (Weston & Lee) Norah Blaney, comedienne, accompanied by the Gilt-Edged Four. Recorded 4 November 1926. Columbia 4164.
  2. Down By The Old Front Gate (Kassal, Bloom) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 22 October 1928. HMV B5562.
  3. It Would Be Wonderful (Benatzky) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley, music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded 11 March 1931. HMV B5997.
  4. Freckle Face - You're Beautiful (Friend, Lombardo) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded in October 1934. Rex 8314.
  5. Isn't This A Lovely Day (Irving Berlin) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 October 1935. Decca F5739.
  6. Harbour Lights (Kennedy, Williams) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded in February 1937. Rex 8984.
  7. One Day When We Were Young (Hammerstein, Strauss, Tiomkin) Webster Booth singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Clifford Greenwood. Recorded in 1939. HMV B8899.
  8. Crazy Blues (Bradford) Joe Daniels' Hotshots. Recorded 20 August 1940. Parlophone F1776.
  9. The Flower Waltz (Barry, Stock, Rose) The Organ, The Dance Band and Me directed from the piano by Billy Thorburn, H. Robinson Cleaver at the organ, vocal by Helen Clare. Recorded 14 October 1943. Parlophone F2000.
  10. When You're In Love (O'Connor, Fields, John) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Archie Lewis. Recorded August 1948. Parlophone F2306.

Norah Blaney

Norah Blaney

British Dance Band Show No. 129 'Broadcast' 30/06/11 - 7/07/11

  1. The One I'm Looking For (Furber, Gershwin, Meyer, Charig) Piccadilly Dance Band directed by Al Starita, vocal by Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 18 February 1928. Columbia 4799.
  2. There Must Be Somebody Else (Gottler, Clare, Pinkard) Palais de Danse Orchestra directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 17 February 1928. HMV B5454.
  3. Good-Bye To All That (Pepper) Sam Browne singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded in June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1376.
  4. Rarzo the Rajah (Comber?) Bobbie Comber, comic, accompanied by orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded in September 1931. Broadcast 750.
  5. Don't Blame Me (Fields, McHugh) Harry Roy and his orchestra, vocal by Ivor Moreton. Recorded 20 September 1933. Parlophone R1620.
  6. Sweet Someone (Gordon, Revel) Roy Fox and his orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 12 March 1938. HMV BD5353.
  7. Oh Johnny! Oh Johnny! Oh! (Rose, Olman) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Dolly Elsie. Recorded 22 December 1939. HMV BD5555.
  8. St Louis Blues (W C Handy) First English Public Jam Session. Recorded 16 November 1941. HMV B9250 (both sides).
  9. I'll Buy That Dream (Magidson, Wrubel) Lou Preager and his orchestra, vocal by Paul Rich. Recorded 8 March 1946. Columbia FB3200.
  10. Skaters Waltz (Emil Waldteufel) Oscar Grasso and his Intimate Music. Recorded in 1947. Parlophone R3066.

Jack Hylton

Jack Hylton

British Dance Band Show No. 128 'Broadcast' 23/06/11 - 30/06/11

  1. So Am I (G Gershwin) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 19 March 1926. HMV B5030.
  2. We'll Build A Little World Of Our Own (Brookman, Hanley) Harry Bidgood's Band (as Nat Lewis' Dance Band), vocal by Lou Abelardo. Recorded 26 April 1930. Unison 556.
  3. Okay Baby (Tracey, Pinkard) The Blue Jays directed by Harry Hudson, vocal by Al Bowlly and Les Allen + scat. Recorded 30 December 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1448.
  4. Teddy Bears' Picnic (Kennedy, Bratton) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded November 1934. Rex 8347.
  5. Dancing With My Shadow (Harry Woods) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze. Recorded 19 January 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1585.
  6. Lullaby Of Broadway (Dubin, Warren) Phyllis Robins singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded June 1935. Rex 8537.
  7. Venice By Night (Webber) Rossini's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by unknown singer. Recorded January 1937. Crown 322.
  8. Caravan (Tizal, Ellington) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 8 July 1937. Decca F6458.
  9. 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.
  10. Song Of The Volga Boatmen (trad.) Billy Weedon's Eltham Studio band, music arrangement by Bev Martin. Recorded in 1945. Regal Zonophone MR3766.

Phyllis Robins

Phyllis Robins

British Dance Band Show No. 127 'Broadcast' 16/06/11 - 23/06/11

  1. Fascinating Rhythm (G. Gershwin) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 23 March 1926. HMV B5030.
  2. Come And Have A Cuddle In The Common (Butler, Wallace) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal by Jack Payne and Jack Jackson. Recorded 23 April 1931. Columbia CB275.
  3. Moonlight, The Danube And You (Towers, Leon, Mannheimer) Debroy Somers Band, and vocal quartet. Recorded 29 October 1932. Columbia CB527.
  4. You Are Too Beautiful (Hart, Rodgers) George Scott Wood and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 22 May 1933. Regal Zonophine MR919.
  5. My Song For You (Eyton, Spoliansky) Geraldo and his Sweet Music, vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 18 August 1934. Columbia CB783.
  6. Dixieland Band (Mercer, Hanighan) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by the Rhythm Brothers (Ronnie Hill, Clive Erard, Jack Lorimer). Recorded 13 June 1935. Decca F5584.
  7. Moanin' Minnie (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton's orchestra (directed at this session by Billy Ternent), vocal by Anne Shelton as Pat Sibley. Recorded 19 January 1936. Victor 25294 (HMV BD5024).
  8. My Gypsy Dream Girl (Pease, Harvey) Michael Flome and his Orchestra, vocal by Sidney Gowan. Recorded 19 January 1938. Decca F6601.
  9. Music Hall Rag (Goodman, Mills) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded 3 March 1939. Parlophone F1419.
  10. I Don't Know (Art Noel) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, vocal by Paul Rich. Recorded in 1946. Columbia FB3207.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 126 'Broadcast' 09/06/11 - 16/06/11

  1. Hang On To Me (G. Gershwin) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 19 March 1926. HMV B5029.
  2. Fooling Me (Devine, Van Dyke) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded 16 April 1929. Zonophone 5335.
  3. Happy Go Lucky You (Murray, Goodhart, Hoffman) The Three Ginx vocal trio, accompanied by orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded September 1932. Broadcast 3247.
  4. Goopy Geer (Hupfeld) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne, music arrangement by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 15 February 1932. HMV B6143.
  5. Tomorrow Night We'll Meet Again (Raffaelli) Durium Dance Band directed by Peter Rush, unknown vocal. Recorded in 1932. Durium O-3.
  6. Out In The Cold Again (Koehler, Bloom) Jay Wilbur and his band (as Lew Sylva and his band), vocal by Eve Becke. Recorded in October 1934. Rex 8314.
  7. On A Little Bamboo Bridge (Sherman, Fletcher) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 5 April 1937. Decca F6371.
  8. There I Go (Zaret, Weiser) Bebe Daniels singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 21 May 1941. Decca F7878.
  9. Are You Havin' Any Fun? (Fain, Yellen) Brian Lawrance and his Landsdowne Orchestra, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 10 January 1940. Rex 9712.
  10. Coquette (Berlin) Victor Silvester's Jive Band. Recorded 14 November 1944. Columbia FB3085.

Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels

British Dance Band Show No. 125 'Broadcast' 02/06/11 - 09/06/11

  1. Oh! Lady Be Good (G. Gershwin) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers, piano by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 23 March 1926. HMV B5029.
  2. The One I Love Can't Be Bothered With Me (Kahn, Simons) Harry Shalson singing, with orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 14 April 1930. HMV B3427.
  3. Wheezy Anna (Sarony) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Leslie Sarony and the band. Recorded 4 February 1933. Columbia CB555.
  4. When The Sun Says Goodnight To The Mountain (Pease, Vincent) Masqueraders directed by George Scott Wood, vocal by Sam Costa and another. Recorded 27 November 1936. Columbia FB1577.
  5. Wood And Ivory (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his orchestra, music arrangement by Sid Phillips. Xylophone Jack Simpson, piano Bert Barnes. Recorded 12 August 1936. Decca F6141.
  6. I Used To Be Colour Blind (Irving Berlin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by George Melachrino. Recorded 27 October 1938. Columbia FB2082.
  7. On The Outside Looking In (Carr) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal by Bill Currie. Recorded 18 August 1939. Parlophone F1523.
  8. Don't You Ever Cry (Alan, Bradbury) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Dance Orchestra, vocal by Chips Chippendall. Recorded 29 May 1940. Columbia FB2447.
  9. Put The Blame On Mame (Roberts, Fisher) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal by Nat Gonella. Recorded 22 July 1946. Decca F8663.
  10. Buttons And Bows (Livingston, Evans) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Doreen Lundy. Recorded 10 November 1948. Parlophone F2326.

Sam Costa

Sam Costa

British Dance Band Show No. 124 'Broadcast' 26/05/11 - 02/06/11

  1. Sweet So And So (Furber, Gershwin, Meyer, Charig) Al Starita and the Piccadilly Dance Band, vocal by Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 18 February 1928. Columbia 4799.
  2. Confessin' (Neiburg, Dougherty, Reynolds) Jack Hylton and hid Orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley, music arrangement by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded 14 October 1930. HMV B5910.
  3. Bunkey-Doodle-I-Doh (Leslie Sarony) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal by Jack Payne and others. Recorded 2 January 1930. Columbia 5729.
  4. Ooh! That Kiss (Harry Warren) Carroll Gibbons and his Boy Friends. Recorded 20 June 1932. Columbia DB899.
  5. In A Shelter From A Shower (Breuer, Whiting, Leveen) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded in February 1934. Rex 8124.
  6. The Moon Was Yellow (Leslie, Ahlert) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze. Recorded 19 January 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1585.
  7. When The Swallows Nest Again (Stevens, Edmund) Kitty Masters singing, with orchestral accompaniment possibly directed by Harry Leader. Recorded in June 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2127.
  8. Ain't Misbehavin' (Razaf, Waller, Brooks) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots in Drumnasticks. Recorded 28 September 1937. Parlophone F951.
  9. Down Argentina Way (Warren, Gordon) Oscar Rabin and his band, vocal by Ken Beaumont. Recorded 21 January 1941. Rex 9913.
  10. Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer (Adamson, Day, McHugh) The Organ, The Dance Band and Me directed by Billy Thorburn, vocal by Helen Clare, organ played by H. Robinson Cleaver. Recorded 14 October 1943. Parlophone F2000.

Kitty Masters

Kitty Masters

British Dance Band Show No. 123 'Broadcast' 19/05/11 - 26/05/11

  1. Lonesome And Sorry (Davis, Conrad) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eddie Norman's Dance Orch). Recorded 12 July 1926. Homochord D989.
  2. I'll Always Be In Love With You (Green, Ruby, Stept) Harry Jacobson singing at the piano, accompanied by Eric Siday, violin and Johnny Helfer, clarinet. Recorded in June 1929. Piccadilly 331.
  3. It Ain't No Fault Of Mine (Williams, Davis) Radio Syncopators directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal by Leslie Holmes. Recorded 20 July 1932. Eclipse 249.
  4. Let's Get Together (Yellen, Silvers) Debroy Somers Band, vocal by Dan Donovan. Recorded 3 November 1932. Columbia CB527.
  5. Delilah Waltz (Horatio Nicholls) Alexander's Accordeons. Recorded in October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1050.
  6. One Little Word Led To Another (Newman, Jones) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Maurice Elwin. Recorded 20 February 1933. Columbia CB577.
  7. Miss Annabelle Lee (Clarke, Pollock) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and his Rhythmics, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 28 February 1936. Columbia FB1358.
  8. Chatterbox (Roberts, Brainin) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocals by Vera Lynn and Jack Cooper. Recorded 6 February 1940. Decca F7399.
  9. If I Only Had Wings (Colin, Aldrich) Geraldo and his Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocal by Sid Colin. Recorded 16 November 1940. Parlophone F1791.
  10. A Little Bit Of Love (Doreen Henry) Jack Wallace and his band, vocal by Julie Dawn. Recorded early 1946. Regal Zonophone MR3773.

Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn

British Dance Band Show No. 122 'Broadcast' 12/05/11 - 19/05/11

  1. Happy Days And Lonely Nights (Rose, Fisher) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by a band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded in January 1929. Dominion A71.
  2. Parted (Campbell, Connelly) Solemn & Gay (Maurice Elwin and Cavan O'Connor) accompanied by a band directed by John Firman. Recorded 30 August 1929. Zonophone 5428.
  3. Madonna Mine (Sarony, Raffaelli) Geraldo and his Gaucho Tango Orchestra, with vocal by Birrell O'Malley. Recorded 15 June 1934. Columbia CB781.
  4. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? (Gordon, Revel) Bertini and the Tower Blackpool Dance Band, with vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 8 January 1934. Eclipse 608.
  5. By The Lazy Lagoon (Keuleman, Barnard, Roberts) Len Fillis and his Hawaiian Orchestra. Recorded 4 November 1935. Columbia FB1212.
  6. A Thick, Thick Fog In London (Noel Gay) Jack Payne and his Band, with vocal by Jack Payne. Recorded in November 1935. Rex 8657.
  7. There's A New World (Kennedy, Carr) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 August 1936. Decca F6048.
  8. All Ashore (Billy Hill) Eddie Carroll and his Music, with vocal by Gwen Jones. Recorded 8 December 1938. Parlophone F1307.
  9. There'll Be Some Changes Made (Overstreet, Higgins) Mark White presents the Jazz Club. Recorded in February 1949. Decca F9214.
  10. Jamaican Rumba (Arthur Benjamin) Mantovani and his Orchestra. Recorded in 1953. Decca F10168.

Eddie Carroll

Eddie Carroll

British Dance Band Show No. 121 'Broadcast' 05/05/11 - 12/05/11

  1. Hello Bluebird (Cliff Friend) Ed Lowry singing, accompanied by the Gilt-Edged Four. Recorded 9 April 1927. Columbia 4422.
  2. She Didn't Say Yes (Kern, Harbach) Durium Dance Band directed by Arthur Lally, with vocals by Les Allen. Recorded in May 1932. Durium EN-16.
  3. Marigold (Billy Mayerl) Frederic Hartley and his Novelty Quintette. Recorded maybe 1932. Filmophone 292.
  4. Jolly Good Company (Raymond Wallace) Bobbie Comber singing, accompanied by a band directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded around Sept 1931. Broadcast 750.
  5. I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs (Dubin, Warren) The Masqueraders directed by George Scott Wood, with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 27 November 1936. Columbia FB1577.
  6. Lambeth Walk (Gay, Furber) Michael Flome and his orchestra, with vocal trio. Recorded 19 January 1938. Decca F6601.
  7. Hullabaloo (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with music arrangement by Sid Phillips. Recorded 28 February 1939. Decca F7137.
  8. Change Partners (Irving Berlin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by George Melachrino and Anne Lenner. Recorded 27 October 1938. Columbia FB2082.
  9. Steppin' Out To Swing (Daniels, Williams) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 20 August 1940. Parophone F1776.
  10. Who Could Love You Like Me? (Box, Cox, Ilda) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, with vocals by Rita Williams. Recorded 3 March 1946. Columbia FB3207.

Les Allen

Les Allen

British Dance Band Show No. 120 'Broadcast' 28/04/11 - 05/05/11

  1. Let's All Go To Mary's House (Con Conrad, Leo Wood) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eugene Brockman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 19 November 1926. Homochord D1049.
  2. South Sea Rose (Gilbert, Baer) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 20 February 1930. HMV B5801.
  3. I'm Playing With Fire (Berlin) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, with vocals by Al Bowlly and trio. Recorded 24 February 1933. HMV B6322.
  4. The Girl In The Little Green Hat (Scholl, Brown, Rich) Sid Roy and his RKOlians, vocals by Bill Currie. Recorded 9 May 1933. Eclipse 424.
  5. Marilou (Connelly, Mariotti) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Gerry Fitzgerald, Charles D Smart at the organ. Recorded in December 1935. Rex 8692.
  6. I Was Saying To The Moon (Burke, Johnston) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 11 December 1936. HMV BD5149.
  7. Don't Let That Moon Get Away (Burke, Monaco) Eddie Carroll and his Music, vocal by Gwen Jones. Recorded 8 December 1938. Parlophone F1307.
  8. FDR Jones (Rome) Harry Roy and is Orchestra, vocal by Harry Roy. Recorded 18 August 1939. Parlophone F1523.
  9. Somebody Loves Me (Gershwin, Macdonald) Carl Barriteau and his Orchestra, vocal by Mae Cooper. Recorded 8 May 1944. Decca F8439.
  10. High As A Kite (Shearing) Harry Hayes and his band, with George Shearing, piano. Recorded 7 October 1946. HMV B9516.

George Shearing

George Shearing

British Dance Band Show No. 119 'Broadcast' 21/04/11 - 28/04/11

  1. When It's June Down There (H M Tennent) Percival Mackey's Band. Recorded 11 August 1926. Columbia 4044.
  2. Happy Days Are Here Again (Yellen, Ager) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocals by Pat O'Malley + 2. Recorded 30 January 1930. HMV B5771.
  3. Song Of The Dawn (Yellen, Ager) Jack Plant (as Albert Carr) with an orchestra directed by Jack Leon. Recorded possibly September 1930. Piccadilly 609.
  4. Puss! Puss! Puss! (Sarony) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocals by Les Allen, music arrangement by Bert Barnes. Recorded 4 February 1933. Columbia CB555.
  5. On A Steamer Coming Over (Goodman, Bergman, Handman) Connecticut Collegians directed by Harry Leader, vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 6 January 1934. Eclipse 604.
  6. I'll See You In My Dreams (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and his Rhythmics, vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 28 February 1936. Columbia FB1358.
  7. Does Your Heart Beat For Me? (Parish, Morgan, Johnson) Jack Payne and his band, vocals by Ralph Silvester. Recorded in November 1936. Rex 8932.
  8. This Year's Roses (Watson, Denby, Nicholls) Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Dance Orch, vocals by Celia Lipton. Recorded 29 May 1940. Columbia FB2447.
  9. All Over The Place (Noel Gay) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocals by Len Camber. Recorded 16 November 1940. Parlophone F1791.
  10. For The Want Of You (Cherkose, Styne) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 31 March 1944. Decca F8422.

Celia Lipton

Celia Lipton

British Dance Band Show No. 118 'Broadcast' 14/04/11 - 21/04/11

  1. Go Joe Go (Kretzner, Napoleon, Signorelli) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 6 October 1927. Columbia 4610.
  2. Reaching For Someone (Leslie, Donaldson) The Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by John Thorne. Recorded 16 August 1929. Broadcast 2510.
  3. You Might Have Loved A Little More (Woodford, Kennedy) Bertini and his Tower Blackpool Band, vocal by Les Allen. Recorded 10 May 1933. Eclipse 444.
  4. Seven Years With The Wrong Woman (Millar) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze + 1. Recorded 9 June 1933. Regal Zonophone MR961.
  5. I Only Have Eyes For You (Dubin, Warren) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 8 November 1934. Decca F5302.
  6. Blue Hawaiian Sky (Ray Morton) Len Fillis and his Hawaiian Orchestra. Recorded 4 November 1935. Columbia FB1212.
  7. The Sweetest Music This Side Of Heaven (Friend, Lombardo) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, spoken introduction by Maurice Winnick, vocals by Sam Costa, Judy Shirley and trio. Recorded 5 November 1935. Parlophone F321.
  8. There's Yoo-Hoo In Your Eyes (Baer, Tobias) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, vocal by Jack Jackson. Recorded 5 April 1937. Decca F6371.
  9. Take Me In Your Arms (Frank Charles) Jack Wallace and his band, vocal by Julie Dawn. Recorded in early 1946. Regal Zonophone MR3773.
  10. Davenport Blues (Beiderbecke) Mark White presents the Jazz Club. Recorded in Feb 1949. Decca F9214.

Judy Shirley

Judy Shirley

British Dance Band Show No. 117 'Broadcast' 07/04/11 - 14/04/11

  1. Singin' In The Rain (Freed, Brown) Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson, vocal by Eddie Grossbart. Recorded in November 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1272.
  2. Louise (Robins, Whiting) Solemn & Gay (Maurice Elwin and Cavan O'Connor) accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded 30 August 1929. Zonophone 5428.
  3. The Monkey On A String (Tucker, Schuster) Scott Wood and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 30 October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1134.
  4. In Town Tonight (Coates) Jay Wilbur and his band. Recorded in February 1934. Rex 8124.
  5. Pop Goes Your Heart (Dixon, Wrubel) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Dan Donovan, music arrangement by Burton Gillis. Recorded 30 January 1935. Columbia FB1017.
  6. Sweetheart Let's Grow Old Together (Bratton, Edwards) Rossini's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by ?? Recorded July 1936. Crown 213.
  7. Plain Jane (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his Orchestra, music arrangemnet by Sid Phillips. Recorded 2 March 1939. Decca F7137.
  8. You Went To My Head (Meyer, Bernier, Emmerich) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Mary Lee. Recorded 9 August 1938. HMV BD5397.
  9. I'm Stepping Out With A Memory Tonight (Magidson, Wrubel) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 9 October 1940. Rex 9871.
  10. One Meat Ball (Singer, Zaret) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, vocal by Nat Gonella and Helen Mack. Recorded in 22 July 1946. Decca F8663.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 116 'Broadcast' 31/03/11 - 07/04/11

  1. Louisiana (Razaf, Schafer, Johnson) Piccadilly Dance Band directed by Allan Selby, vocal by Tom Barratt. Recorded in November 1928. Piccadilly 184.
  2. Lucky Me, Lovable You (Yellen, Ager) Jack Hylton Orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 30 January 1930. HMV B5771.
  3. Bell Bottom Trousers (Hulbert, England) The Million-Airs directed by Arthur Lally, vocal by Fred Douglas. Recorded 3 June 1931. Decca F2363.
  4. You've Got Me Crying Again (Newman, Jones) Scott Wood and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 2 May 1933. Regal Zonophone MR919.
  5. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (Hanley) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded in June 1935. Rex 8520.
  6. Limehouse Blues (Braham) Joe Paradise and his Music directed by Phil Green. Recorded 24 September 1935. Parlophone F288.
  7. A Rendezvous With A Dream (Robin, Rainger) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Ronnie Genarder. Recorded in Nov 1936. Rex 8932.
  8. Says My Heart (Lane, Loesser) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Evelyn Dall. Recorded 14 October 1938. Decca F6834.
  9. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (Austin, Jordan) Carl Barriteau and his Orchestra, vocal by Carl Barriteau. Recorded 28 August 1944. Decca F8475.
  10. Swedish Rhapsody (Hugo Alfven) Mantovani and his Orchestra. Recorded in 1953. Decca F10168.

Ronnie Genarder

Ronnie Genarder

British Dance Band Show No. 115 'Broadcast' 24/03/11 - 31/03/11

  1. So Is Your Old Lady (Dubin, Burke) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Newton Carlisle's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 30 September 1926. Homochord D1016.
  2. Do Something (Green, Stept) Harry Jacobson, vocal and piano, Eric Siday violin, Johnny Helfer clarinet. Recorded in June 1929. Piccadilly 331.
  3. The Old Spinning Wheel (Billy Hill) Bertini and his Tower Blackpool Band, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 8 May 1933. Eclipse 444.
  4. He's In The Infirmary Now (J. P. Long) Radio Syncopaters directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal by Leslie Holmes. Recorded 15 July 1932. Eclipse 249.
  5. This Is No Dream (Moll, Meyer) Carroll Giibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal by Maurice Elwin. Recorded 20 February 1933. Columbia CB577.
  6. Over My Shoulder (Harry Woods) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Peggy Dell. Recorded 4 May 1934. Decca F5081.
  7. Avalon (Jolson, Rose) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots, with Monia Liter on piano and piano-accordion. Recorded 28 September 1937. Parlophone F951.
  8. Till The Lights Of London Shine Again (Connor, Pola) Lew Stone and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 13 November 1939. Decca F7296.
  9. Let's Get Lost (McHugh, Loesser) Adelaide Hall accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded February 1943. Decca F8292.
  10. There's Honey On The Moon Tonight (Fred Coots) Victor Silvester's Jive Band. Recorded 14 November 1944. Columbia FB3085.

Lew Stone

Lew Stone

British Dance Band Show No. 114 'Broadcast' 17/03/11 - 24/03/11

  1. I Ain't Never Been Kissed (Leslie, Gilbert) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal by Phil Arnold. Recorded 2 March 1929. Columbia 5304.
  2. You Can't Stop me From Lovin' You (Nichols, Holiner) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 3 September 1931. HMV B6061.
  3. Back Again To Happy Go Lucky Days (Wallace) Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, vocals by The Three Ginx. Recorded 13 April 1932. HMV B6169.
  4. Castles In The Sand (Green, Sandford, McConnell) Debroy Somers Band, vocal by Dan Donovan. Recorded 28 April1933. Columbia CB617.
  5. Love Me (Hammett) Connecticut Collegians directed by Harry Leader, vocal by Bill Airey-Smith. Recorded 6 January 1934. Eclipse 604.
  6. Bundle of Blues part 2, Limehouse Blues, St Louis Blues, Dreamy Blues (Braham; W.C. Handy; Duke Ellington) Arthur Young and his Youngsters. Recorded 6 August 1935. Decca F5709.
  7. I Wished On The Moon (Parker, Rainger) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, vocal by Judy Shirley. Recorded 5 November 1935. Parlophone F321.
  8. Any Broken Hearts To Mend (Long) Lew Stone and his band , vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 28 November 1938. Decca F6891.
  9. Indian Summer (Dubin, Herbert) Geraldo and his Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 20 March 1940. Columbia FB2418.
  10. Rosetta (Hines, Woods) Vernon and his Orchestra, directed by Vernon Moyers. Recorded 6 October 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3665.

Maurice Winnick

Maurice Winnick

British Dance Band Show No. 113 'Broadcast' 10/03/11 - 17/03/11

  1. Who'd Be Blue? (Harry Woods) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Eddie Norman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 12 July 1926. Homochord D989.
  2. That Monte Carlo Song (Endor, Steinberg) Elsie Carlisle, accompanied by an orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded January 1929. Dominion A71.
  3. Idaho; He's Got His Gloves In His hand And His Hat On One Side; Silver Threads Among The Gold; It's All The Same To Me Harry Bidgood's Rhythm Rascals with Bobbie Comber, G.H. Elliott, Charlie Higgins, Mellow & Rich (Tom Barratt & Cavan O'Connor). Recorded in 1932. Broadcast 3252.
  4. Who Is To Blame? (Hanley, Mills) Sid Roy and his RKOlians, vocal by Ivor Moreton. Recorded 9 May 1933. Eclipse 424.
  5. Solitude (De Lange, Mills, Ellington) Joe Paradise and his Music directed by Phil Green, vocal by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 24 September 1935. Parlophone F288.
  6. At The Balalaika (Maschwitz, Posford) Joe Loss and his band, vocal by Monte Rey. Recorded 2 February 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2453.
  7. Remember Me? (Dubin, Warren) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocal by Harry Roy. Recorded 25 November 1937. Parlophone F976.
  8. My Capri Serenade (Harry Parr-Davies) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 April 1940. Decca F7452.
  9. Loveless Love (Careless Love) (W C Handy) Lew Stone and his Stonecrackers, vocal by Frenchy Sartell. Recorded 14 November 1940. Decca F7685.
  10. El Cumbanchero (Hernandez, arr. Black) Stanley Black Orchestra. Recorded in 1949. Decca F9223.

Elsie Carlisle

Elsie Carlisle

British Dance Band Show No. 112 'Broadcast' 03/03/11 - 10/03/11

  1. Buffalo Rhythm (Beaty, Snorey, Arluck - Harold Arlen) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 20 October 1927. Columbia 4610.
  2. I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful (Ruskin, Sullivan) New York Night Birds directed by Harry Bidgood, vocals by Lou Abelardo. Recorded 30 December 1929. Broadcast 2535.
  3. Skin-A-Ma-Link The Sergeant (Fred Godfrey) The Million-Airs directed by Arthur Lally, vocals by Fred Douglas. Recorded 3 June 1931. Decca F2363.
  4. Strolling In The Park (Bell, Bertini, Finch) Bertini and the Tower Blackpool Dance Band, vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 8 January 1934. Eclipse 608.
  5. Hesitation Blues (Smythe, Middleton, Gilman) Nat Gonella & His Georgians, vocals and lead trumpet by Nat Gonella. Recorded 15 July 1935. Parlophone F192.
  6. When My Dreamboat Comes Home (Friend, Franklin) Bram Martin and his band, vocals by the Heron Sisters. Recorded 5 December 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2453.
  7. With Thee I Swing (Stillman, Hyde, Adlam) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, with Carroll Gibbons at the piano. Recorded 3 February 1937. Columbia FB1644.
  8. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Mills, Nemo, Ellington) Roy Fox and his band, vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 9 August 1938. HMV BD5397.
  9. Potomac Jump (Parry) Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 14 August 1942. Parlophone R2854.
  10. I'll Get By As Long As I Have You (Turk, Ahlert) Carl Barriteau and his Orchestra, vocals by Mae Cooper. Recorded 8 May 1944. Decca F8439.

Harry Parry

Harry Parry

British Dance Band Show No. 111 'Broadcast' 24/02/11 -03/03/11

  1. Slippery Fingers (Henry Steele) Percival Mackey's Band, with piano solo by Percival Mackey. Recorded 11 August 1926. Columbia 4044.
  2. Ain't That A Grand and Glorious Feeling (Yellen, Ager) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocal trio. Recorded 31 August 1927. HMV B5336.
  3. Walking My Baby Back Home (Turk, Ahlert) The Hottentots directed by Jay Wilbur, vocals by Les Allen. Recorded 14 May 1931. Eclipse 61.
  4. Memories of the May Fair, a medley of Body And Soul, Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing, Eleven Pounds of Heaven, Eleven More Months. Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by Elsie Carlisle and Sam Browne. Recorded 5 October 1933. Decca F6239.
  5. Blue Moon (Hart, Rodgers) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocals by Dan Donovan. Recorded 30 January 1935. Columbia FB1017.
  6. Bundle of Blues, medley of Wabash Blues, Jazz Me Blues, Farewell Blues. Arthur Young and his Youngsters. Recorded 6 August 1935. Decca F5709.
  7. Talking It Over (Parsons) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, vocals by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 6 January 1936. Crown 120.
  8. Maracay (Gilbert, Nicholls) Mantovani and his Orchestra, vocals by George Barclay. Recorded 11 May 1937. Columbia FB1702.
  9. Hanky Panky (Monk) Billy Monk's New Rhythm Band. Recorded 6 October 1942. Regal Zonophone MR3665.
  10. My Thanks To You (Newell, Gay) Steve Conway, accompanied by an orchestra directed by Roberto Inglez. Recorded 2 March 1950. Columbia DB2669.

Steve Conway

Steve Conway

British Dance Band Show No. 110 'Broadcast' 17/02/11 - 24/02/11

  1. Twilight Dreams (Lang)(Douglas Brownsmith) Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 13 September 1928. HMV B5550.
  2. Now I'm In Love (Yellen, Shapiro) New York Night Birds directed by Harry Bidgood, vocals by John Thorne. Recorded 3 January 1930. Broadcast 2535.
  3. Paradise (Clifford, Brown) Jack And Jill (Sam Browne and Eve Becke) with orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded May 1932. Zonophone 6140.
  4. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Brown, De Rose) Jack Payne and his Band, vocals by trio of Jack Payne, Billy Scott Coomber, Bob Manning. Recorded March 1933. Imperial 2850.
  5. Public Sweetheart No 1 (John, Broones) Billy Cotton and his band, vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 8 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1866.
  6. Underneath A Spanish Moon (Jenkins) Rossini's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocals by ? Recorded May 1936. Crown 229.
  7. You'll Always Be Mine (Leonard Feather) George Chisholm and his Jive Five. Recorded 12 October 1938. Decca F7015.
  8. Oh Mamma Mia (Hunter, Grant) Geraldo and his Savoy Hotel Orchestra, vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 20 March 1940. Columbia FB2418.
  9. Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats (Drake, Hoffman, Livingston) Ambrose and his Orchestra , vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 31 March 1944. Decca F8422.
  10. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (Eddie Leonard) Victor Silvester's Jive Band. Recorded 17 February 1944. Columbia FB3008.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 109 'Broadcast' 10/02/11 - 17/02/11

  1. Medley Melodious Memories, part 1 (various tunes, music arrangement by Herman Finck) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra. Recorded 30 August 1928. HMV C1575.
  2. Swinging In A Hammock (Seymour, O'Flynn, Wendling) Rhythm Maniacs directed by Arthur Lally, vocals by Tom Barratt and Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 30 September 1930. Decca F1966.
  3. You Stole The Key To My Heart (composer?) Jack Plant as Carol Porter, with orchestra likely directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded December 1931. Eclipse 144.
  4. A Bungalow, A Piccolo and You (Lewis, Sherman, David) Billy Cotton and his band, vocals by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 19 July 1932. Regal MR610.
  5. On The Good Ship Lollipop (Clare, Whiting) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by The Rhythm Sisters (Kay Munro-Smyth, Jean Conibear, Helen Raymond). Recorded 13 June 1935. Decca F5584.
  6. Love Is Like A Cigarette (Kent, Jerome) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, vocals by George Barclay. Recorded 11 December 1935. Columbia FB1253.
  7. Blue Murder (Polo) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6550.
  8. Where The Blue Begins (Park, Parr-Davies) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Joe Kaye, vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 4 September 1940. HMV BD5620.
  9. Minor Mood (Strauss, Poser) Carl Barriteau and his Orchestra. Recorded 28 August 1944. Decca F8475.
  10. I'm In Love With Two Sweethearts (Box, Cox, Ilda) Paula Green and her Orchestra directed by Peter Akister, vocals by Paula Green. Recorded October 1945. Columbia FB3158.

Carl Barriteau

Carl Barriteau

British Dance Band Show No. 108 'Broadcast' 03/02/11 - 10/02/11

  1. L.O.V.E. (Wood, Tunbridge, Waller) Kingsway Revels Dance Orchestra. Recorded December 1929. Piccadilly 454.
  2. It Wasn't Meant To Be (Steinberg, Endor, Benson) Betty Bolton, accompanied by small band. Recorded May 1929. Columbia 5405.
  3. Let's Sing The Song Father Used To Sing (?) Leslie Sarony accompanied by band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded October 1931. Eclipse 122.
  4. Hallelujah I'm A Tramp (Hart, Rodgers) Debroy Somers Band, vocals by Dan Donovan. Recorded 13 May 1933. Columbia CB617.
  5. Dreaming A Dream (Waller, Tunbridge) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 30 August 1934. HMV B6520.
  6. OK For Sound (Carr, Kennedy) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 August 1936. Decca F6048.
  7. Here Comes The Sandman (Dubin, Warren) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, vocals by Harry Roy. Recorded 25 November 1937. Parlophone F976.
  8. Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) Lew Stone and his Stonecrackers, vocals by Dave Wilkins. Recorded 14 November 1940. Decca F7685.
  9. You're Mine (Watson, Denby) Oscar Rabin and his Band, directed by Harry Davis, vocals by Diane. Recorded 29 May 1942. Decca F8143.
  10. Jungle Bird (Burman, arr. Black) Stanley Black Orchestra. Recorded mid 1949. Decca F9223.

Stanley Black

Stanley Black

British Dance Band Show No. 107 'Broadcast' 27/01/11 - 03/02/11

  1. Like A Virginia Creeper (Hugh Wade) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra. Recorded 22 August 1927. HMV B5340.
  2. Shoo The Hoodoo Away (Harris, Snyder) Al Benny's Broadway Boys directed by Harry Bidgood, vocals by Bob & Alf Pearson. Recorded 15 August 1930. Broadcast 2581.
  3. Till Tomorrow (Campbell, Connelly, Malneck) Jack Plant as The Velvet Voice, with unknown orchestra. Recorded 21 December 1932. Regal Zonophone MR794.
  4. Love's Last Word Is Spoken (Cesare Andre Bixio) Brian Lawrance and the Quaglino Quartet, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 24 July 1934. Decca F5125.
  5. Home James And Don't Spare The Horses (Frank Hillebrand) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 11 December 1934. Decca F5371.
  6. Misty Islands Of The Highlands (Kennedy, Carr) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Bobby Joy. Recorded 7 November 1935. Decca F5781.
  7. Sweet Senorita (Barnett) Rossini's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, unknown vocal. Recorded January 1936. Crown 252.
  8. The Touch Of Your Lips (Ray Noble) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Costa and Charles D. Smart at the organ. Recorded April 1936. Rex 8775.
  9. That's A Plenty (Lew Pollack) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6550.
  10. Daddy (Bob Troup) Joe Loss and his orchestra, vocal by Bette Roberts. Recorded 21 September 1941. HMV BD5707.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 106 'Broadcast' 20/01/11 - 27/01/11

  1. Garden In The Rain (Carroll Gibbons) The Rhythm Band directed by George Fisher. Recorded 13 September 1928. HMV B5550.
  2. I'd Like To Find The Guy Who Wrote The Stein Song (Johnson, McDaniel) Jock McDermott and his New Carlton Players, vocal by Fred Douglas. Recorded December 1930. Piccadilly 682.
  3. Keeping Out Of Mischief Now (Razaf, Waller) Sung by Jack And Jill (Sam Browne and Eve Becke) accompanied by orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded May 1932. Zonophone 6140.
  4. Dick Turpin's Ride To York (Le Clerq) Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, vocal by Three Ginx and comedy by Ray Noble and Max Kester. Recorded 13 April 1932. HMV B6169.
  5. Stars Over Devon (Flynn, Egan) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Chips Chippendall. Recorded 8 October 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1866.
  6. Cuban Pete (Jose Norman) Harry Leader and his band (as Wally Bishop), with unknown vocal. Recorded 2 June 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2128.
  7. Memphis Blues (W C Handy) Harry Roy and his orchestra. Recorded 5 February 1937. Parlophone F1132.
  8. The Masquerade Is Over (Wrubel, Magidson) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 26 April 1939. Decca F7041.
  9. Wings Over The Navy (Mercer, Warren) Lew Stone and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 13 November 1939. Decca F7296.
  10. On My Way Out (Rule, Downey) Eric Winstone and his Band, vocal by Benny Lee. Recorded 8 August 1945. HMV BD5898.

Eve Becke

Eve Becke

British Dance Band Show No. 105 'Broadcast' 13/01/11 - 20/01/11

  1. I'm In Love Again (Cole Porter) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal trio Jack Hylton, Hugo Rignold, Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 17 August 1927. HMV B5340.
  2. One Hour With You (Robin, Whiting) The Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 29 April 1932. Zonophone 6127.
  3. Jolly Good Company (Raymond Wallace) Leslie Sarony with band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded September 1931. Eclipse 122.
  4. Sitting Beside O' You (Waller, Tunbridge, Weston, Lee) Jack Jackson and his Orchestra, vocal by Fred Latham. Recorded 24 September 1934. HMV B6520.
  5. Geraldoland part 1: Valencia; Nothing But A Lie; The Isle Of Capri (Padilla; Sievier, Rotter, Markush; Grosz) Geraldo and his Gaucho Tango Orchestra, vocal by Monte Rey. Recorded 11 November 1936. Decca F6201.
  6. September In The Rain (Dubin, Warren) Mantovani and his Orchestra, vocal by George Barclay. Recorded 11 May 1937. Columbia FB1702.
  7. Rosetta (Earl Hines) George Chisholm and his Jive Five. Recorded 12 October 1938. Decca F7015.
  8. By The Sleepy Lagoon (Lawrence, Coates) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Joe Kaye, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 4 September 1940. HMV BD5620.
  9. How Am I To Know? (King) Victor Silvester's Jive Band. Recorded 17 February 1944. Columbia FB3008.
  10. Symphony (Lawrence, Alstone) Paula Green and her Orchestra directed by Peter Akister, vocal Paula Green. Recorded October 1945. Columbia FB3158.

George Chisholm

George Chisholm

see Bob Sinfield's biography
website for George Chisholm
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and you can hear Bob Sinfield
present a programme of bigband and trad at
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British Dance Band Show No. 104 'Broadcast' 06/01/11 - 13/01/11

  1. Dog On The Piano (Ted Shapiro) Devonshire Restaurant Orchestra directed by Bert Firman. Recorded 20 September 1927. Zonophone 5059.
  2. Indiana Sweetheart (Bill Hansen) Sam Browne accompanied by the Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded April 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1496.
  3. You're My Everything (Young, Dixon, Warren) Anona Winn and Jack Plant (as Bob Mackworth) with an unknown studio band. Recorded November 1932. Regal MR728.
  4. I've Gotta Get Up And Go To Work (Hupfeld) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Les Allen, music arrangement by Burton Gillis. Recorded 16 October 1933. Columbia CB665.
  5. Yip! Neddy (Carr, Ilda) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 14 December 1934. Decca F5371.
  6. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie (Mayhew) Rossini's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, with unknown vocal. Recorded September 1936. Crown 252.
  7. When Day Is Done (De Sylva, Katscher) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded March 1936. Rex 8754.
  8. Me And The Moon (Handman, Hirsch) Jules Ruben Trio, featuring Jules Ruben and Jack May, pianos, with Nat Burman, drums. Recorded 10 November 1936. Decca F5156.
  9. Tiggerty Boo (Thumbs Up Song) (Hallifax) Joe Loss and his Orchestra, vocal by Bob Arden. Recorded 17 July 1940. HMV BD5608.
  10. Sentimental Interlude (Roy, Rogers, Green) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, vocal by Dorothy Morrow, Three In Harmony. Recorded 2 January 1942. HMV BD5730.

Bert Ambrose

Ambrose

British Dance Band Show No. 103 'Broadcast' 30/12/10 - 06/01/11

  1. Side By Side (Harry Woods) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal by Al Starita. Recorded 31 May 1927. Columbia 4411.
  2. There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time (Kahal, Richman) Midnight Merrymakers directed by Harry Bidgod, vocal by Tom Barratt . Recorded 18 August 1931. Broadcast 745.
  3. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By (Woods, Brown) Cavan O'Connor, as Terence O'Brien, accompanied by orchestra possibly directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded August 1932. Broadcast 892.
  4. 42nd Street selection: Young And Healthy; Shuffle Off To Buffalo (Dubin, Warren) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocals by Jack Lorimer, and the Jackson Harmony Three (possibly The Carlyle Cousins). Recorded 26 May 1933. Eclipse 435, side A.
  5. 42nd Street selection: You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me; 42nd Street; Young And Healthy (Dubin, Warren) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocals by Brian Lawrance and Cecile Petrie and then Jack Lorimer. Recorded 26 May 1933. Eclipse 435, side B.
  6. Oh Muki Muki Oh (Hill, DeRose) Brian Lawrance and the Quaglino Quartet, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 24 July 1934. Decca F5125.
  7. You Can't Do That There Here (Rolls, Wallace) Roy Fox and his band, vocal by Rex Owen and chorus. Recorded 7 November 1935. Decca F5781.
  8. Say It With A Kiss (Mercer, Warren) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Bruce Trent. Recorded 8 March 1939. HMV BD5465.
  9. Indian Summer (Herbert, Dubin) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 April 1940. Decca F7452.
  10. Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be (trad.) Sid Phillips and his Orchestra, vocal by Jill Allen and Johnny Eager. Music arrangement Sid Phillips. Recorded mid 1949. HMV BD6053.

Sid Phillips

Sid Phillips

British Dance Band Show No. 102 'Broadcast' 23/12/10 - 30/12/10

  1. To Know You Is To Love You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal by Betty Bolton. Recorded 31 May 1929. Columbia 5423.
  2. Lady Divine (Kountz, Shilkret) Maurice Elwin with studio orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded 5 June 1929. Zonophone 5375.
  3. Underneath The Arches (Flanagan) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze, assisted by Ellis Jackson, Fred Douglas, Billy Cotton and chorus. Recorded 19 July 1932. Regal MR610.
  4. Try A Little Tenderness (Woods, Campbell, Connelly) The Velvet Voice, Jack Plant with unknown orchestra. Recorded 21 December 1932. Regal Zonophone MR794.
  5. Wilhelmina (composer?) Rossini's Accordion band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Pat O'Malley? Recorded August 1935. Crown 9.
  6. The Santa Claus Express (Silver, Sherman, Lewis) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Dan Donovan + 2, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded November 1935. Columbia FB1215.
  7. Celebratin' (Woods) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded April 1936. Rex 8775.
  8. Limehouse Blues (Furber, Braham) Harry Roy and his orchestra. Recorded 9 March 1937. Parlophone F1132.
  9. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Maschwitz, Sherwin) Joe Loss and his Orchestra, vocal by Paula Green. Recorded 17 July 1940. HMV BD5608.
  10. First Noel, Sleigh Ride (traditional; Leroy Anderson) Wally Stott and his Orchestra. Recorded late 1954. Philips BBR8015 (EP).

Joe Loss

Joe Loss

British Dance Band Show No. 101 'Broadcast' 16/12/10 - 23/12/10

  1. Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth (Schuster, Yellman) Kit-Cat Band directed by Al Starita, vocal by Ray Starita. Recorded 12 August 1927. Columbia 4462.
  2. Doll Dance (Nacio Herb Brown) Debroy Somers Band. Recorded 7 July 1927. Columbia 4462.
  3. Makin Whoopee (Kahn, Donaldson) Harry Hudson's Melody Men, vocal by Joe Leigh. Recorded November 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1423.
  4. Oh! Monah! (Ted Weems, Joe 'Country' Washburn) Radio Syncopaters directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal by Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded 8 January 1932. Eclipse 157.
  5. I'll Never Have To Dream Again (Newman, Jones) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 3 January 1933. Regal Zonophone MR801.
  6. In The Valley Of The Moon (Tobias, Burke) Honolulu Serenaders directed by Len Fillis, vocal by Bobby Sanders. Recorded September 1933. Eclipse 510.
  7. Ah, But Is It Love? (Harburg, Gorney) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement by Ben Frankel, vocal by Les Allen. Recorded 27 July 1933. Columbia CB665.
  8. Bugle Call Rag (Schoebel, Pettis, Meyers) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 19 November 1935. Crown 89.
  9. Jeepers Creepers (Mercer, Warren) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Primrose Orrocks. Recorded 8 March 1939. HMV BD5465.
  10. I Know Why (Gordon, Warren) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed Phil Green, vocal by Cyril Shane. Recorded 2 January 1942. HMV BD5730.

Debroy Somers

Debroy Somers

British Dance Band Show No. 100 'Broadcast' 9/12/10 - 16/12/10

  1. Walking With Susie (Gottler, Mitchell, Conrad) Geoffrey Gelder's Harmonic Six directed by Geoffrey Gelder, vocal by Bobby Sanders. Recorded June 1929. Piccadilly 320.
  2. Rain On The Roof (Ronell) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 20 April 1932. Columbia CB447.
  3. When My Ship Comes In (Kahn, Donaldson) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded Jan 1935. Rex 8392.
  4. Yours Truly Is Truly Yours (Davis, Fiorito, Coots) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, vocal by Ronnie Hill. Recorded 28 March 1936. HMV BD5054.
  5. Medley: Me And My Girl and Me (Furber, Gay) Debroy Somers Band, vocal by the Rhythm Brothers (Clive Erard, Frank Trafford, Jack Trafford). Recorded 30 January 1938. Columbia FB1894.
  6. With A Smile And A Song (Morey, Churchill) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal by Anne Lenner. Recorded 25 March 1938. Columbia FB1935.
  7. All Ashore (Billy Hill) Lew Stone and his band, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 28 November 1938. Decca F6890.
  8. While A Cigarette Was Burning (Kenny) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 9 December 1938. Decca F6895.
  9. Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Razaf) Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded July 1941. Parlophone R2817.
  10. The World Belongs To You Little Man (Travers, Pelosi) Lou Preager and his Orchestra, vocal by Rita Williams. Recorded late 1946. Columbia FB3282.

Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons

British Dance Band Show No. 99 'Broadcast' 2/12/10 - 9/12/10

  1. Excuse Me Lady (Nicholls) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 27 June 1929. HMV B5674.
  2. I Faw Down And Go Boom (Brockman, Stevens, BBB) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 29 January 1929. HMV B2968.
  3. Lovable And Sweet (Clare, Levant) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, vocal by Billy Milton. Recorded 23 November 1929. Columbia 5674.
  4. Let's Put Out The Lights And Go Top Sleep (Hupfeld) Anona Winn and Bob Mackworth (Jack Plant) singing, accompanied by unknown orchestra. Recorded November 1932. Regal MR728.
  5. At The End Of The Day (Carr, Nesbitt, Nesbitt) Rossini's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Gerry Fitzgerald? Recorded July 1936. Crown 213.
  6. Where Are The Songs We Sung? (Noel Coward) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded March 1938. HMV BD5339.
  7. Tiger Rag (La Rocca) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded May 1938. Parlophone F1148.
  8. In An 18th Century Drawing Room (Lawrence, Scott) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded December 1939. Rex 9704.
  9. I've Got My Eyes On You (Cole Porter) Billy Cotton and his Band, vocal by Alan Breeze. Recorded 28 May 1940. Rex 9795.
  10. The Wedding Samba (Stein) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, vocal by Edmundo Ros. Recorded 1949. Decca F9200.

Edmundo Ros

Edmundo Ros

British Dance Band Show No. 98 'Broadcast' 25/11/10 - 2/12/10

  1. There's A Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia (Phillips, Schuster) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 2 January 1929. HMV B5588.
  2. With My Guitar and You (Harris, Heyman, Snyder) Jock McDermott and his New Carlton Players, vocal by Fred Douglas. Recorded December 1930. Piccadilly 682.
  3. The Sun Has Got His Hat On (Butler, Gay) Connecticut Collegians directed by Jay Wilbur, vocal by Leslie Holmes. Recorded 20 July 1932. Eclipse 250.
  4. Louise (Walton, Manduca) Don Porto's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded September 1933. Eclipse 522.
  5. My Heart's Desire (Marion, Whiting) Lew Stone and The Monseigneur Band, vocal by Joe Ferrie. Recorded 15 September 1933. Decca F3676.
  6. Black Coffee (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, vocal by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded July 1935. Columbia FB1095.
  7. I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams (Monaco, Burke) Brian Lawrance and his orchestra, vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded December 1938. Rex 9447.
  8. Sunrise Serenade (Carle) Joe Loss and his orchestra. Recorded 17 July 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3116.
  9. Moonlight Becomes You (Van Heusen, Burke) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Leslie Douglas. Recorded 10 December 1942. Decca F8246.
  10. Lili Marlene (Schultze, Leip, Connor) Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal by Sally Douglas and chorus. Recorded 10 May 1944. Parlophone F2024.

Sylvester Ahola

Sylvester Ahola

British Dance Band Show No. 97 'Broadcast' 18/11/10 - 25/11/10

  1. That Certain Party Of Mine (Kahn, Donaldson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Jack Hylton. Recorded 11 December 1925. HMV B2243.
  2. Lantern Of Love (Wenrich) Teddy Brown and his band, xylophone Teddy Brown. Recorded May 1927. Broadcast 130.
  3. Broadway Melody (Freed, Brown) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by a band directed by John Firman. Recorded 19 July 1929. Zonophone 5396.
  4. My Romance (Washington, Young) Savoy Hotel Orpheans, directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal by Harry Bentley. Recorded 26 October 1932. Columbia CB525.
  5. Only My Song (Lehar) Alfredo Campoli and his orchestra. Recorded November 1932. Decca F3349.
  6. One Morning In May (Parish, Carmichael) Jack Payne and his band, vocal by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded March 1934. Rex 8147.
  7. Home Town (Kennedy, Carr) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots, vocal by Three Ginx ? Recorded 18 October 1937. Parlophone F933.
  8. Little Sir Echo (Smith, Fearis, Girard, Marsala) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Denny Dennis and Vera Lynn. Recorded 26 April 1939. Decca F7041.
  9. A New Moon And An Old Serenade (Silver, Block, Coslow) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 6 June 1939. HMV BD5496.
  10. Tin Pan Alley selection:The Lamplighter's Serenade ; Sometimes; Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (Webster, Carmichael; Kahn, Lombardo; Howard, Ellsworth, Morgan) Ivor Moreton & Dave Kaye, pianos with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded August 1943. Parlophone F1942.

Teddy Brown

Teddy Brown

British Dance Band Show No. 96 'Broadcast' 11/11/10 - 18/11/10

  1. You're The Cream In My Coffee (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, vocal by Betty Bolton. Recorded 31 May 1929. Columbia 5423.
  2. Speak, Though You Only Say Farewell (Horatio Nicholls) New Princes Toronto Band, directed by Hal Swain, vocal by Hal Swain and Les Allen. Recorded 11 February 1926. Columbia 3912.
  3. In The Moonlight (Kalmar, Caesar, Ruby, Akst) BBC Dance Orchestra, directed by Henry Hall, vocal by Les Allen, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 4 February 1933. Columbia CB568.
  4. Tony's Wife (Burton Lane) ,Carroll Gibbons, piano, and his Boyfriends. Recorded 28 June 1933. Columbia DB1163.
  5. The Gentleman Obviously Doesn't Believe (Carr, Pola) Lew Stone and his band, vocal/speech by Lew Stone. Recorded 10 April 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1672.
  6. Georgia's Got A Moon (Max & Harry Nesbitt) Lew Stone and his band, vocal by Al Bowlly. Recorded 28 November 1938. Decca F6891.
  7. One Song (Morey, Churchill) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans, vocal by Anne Lenner. Recorded 25 March 1938. Columbia FB1935.
  8. How Beautiful You Are (Park, Parr-Davies) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 13 December 1939. Rex 9704.
  9. Wait For Me Mary (Tobias, Simon, Tobias) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Peter Gray. Recorded 25 October 1943. Decca F8377.
  10. Bring On The Drums (Preager) Lou Preager and his 0rchestra, featuring Dave Clifford, drums. Recorded 5 June 1945. Columbia FB3129.

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

British Dance Band Show No. 95 'Broadcast' 04/11/10 - 11/11/10

  1. Pasadena (Clarke, Leslie, Warren) Hurlingham Club Orchestra, directed by Bernard Filer. Recorded June 1924. Edison Bell Winner 4038.
  2. Why Can't We Two Be Sweethearts? (Warren) Savoy Orpheans, vocal by Ramon Newton. Recorded 17 October 1927. HMV B5380.
  3. If You're Really And Truly In Love (Butler, Wallace) Howard Godfrey and his Waldorfians, vocal by Les Allen. Recorded ~July 1931. Piccadilly 810.
  4. My Song Goes Round The World (Kennedy, May) Jimmy Mesene, as the The Masked Singer, with orchestra. Recorded December 1933. Edison Bell Record A5635.
  5. There's A Lovely Lake In London (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Rossini's Accordion Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Pat O'Malley? Recorded August 1935. Crown 10.
  6. Fancy Meeting You, with intro. Choo Choo (Wallace, Lynton) Jack Hylton's Orchestra, vocal by Ronnie Hill. Recorded 28 March 1936. HMV BD5054.
  7. Goodnight Little Skipper (Hart, Noel, Ilda) Brian Lawrance and his Orchestra, vocal by Brian Lawrance and Three In Harmony. Recorded December 1938. Rex 9447.
  8. Deep In Dream (Van Heusen, De Lange) Lew Stone and his band, vocal by Dorothy Alt. Recorded 27 February 1939. Decca F6977.
  9. Chopsticks (Lawrence, Daniels) Bram Martin and his band, vocal by Bob Howard. Recorded 8 June 1939. Rex 9590.
  10. Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Billy Cotton and his band. Recorded 28 May 1940. Rex 9795.

Bram Martin

Bram Martin

British Dance Band Show No. 94 'Broadcast' 28/10/10 - 04/11/10

  1. Am I Blue? (Clarke, Akst) Maurice Elwin singing, accompanied by studio band directed by John Firman. Recorded 19 July 1929. Zonophone 5396.
  2. Swinging On A Hammock (Seymour, O'Flynn, Wendling) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocal by Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton + 1. Recorded 14 October 1930. HMV B5910.
  3. Good Friends (Connelly, Heymann) Harry Bidgood Orchestra (as Lew Sylva's Band), vocals by Tom Barratt, Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 27 May 1931. Broadcast 719.
  4. Night And Day (Cole Porter) Bertini and his Tower Blackpool Orchestra, vocal by Dan Donovan. Recorded 10 September 1933. Eclipse 547.
  5. Moonlight Kisses (Carter, Barczi) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Orchestra, vocal by ?? Recorded September 1934. Eclipse 801.
  6. I'm Looking At Blue Skies (Parson) Mrs Jack Hylton and her orchestra, vocal by Chick Smith. Recorded 29 October 1935. Crown 80.
  7. Skeleton In The Cupboard (Johnston, Burke) Teddy Foster and his band, vocal by Teddy Foster. Recorded 20 November 1936. HMV BD5154.
  8. And The Angels Sing (Mercer, Elman) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 6 June 1939. HMV BD5496.
  9. My Devotion (Hillman, Napton) Ambrose and his orchestra, vocal by Anne Shelton. Recorded 10 December 1942. Decca F8246.
  10. El Mosquito (Carlos du Araujo) Roberto Inglez and his orchestra. Recorded in 1949. Parlophone R3213.

Jack Hylton

Jack Hylton

British Dance Band Show No. 93 'Broadcast' 21/10/10 - 28/10/10

  1. Peace Of Mind (Dyrenforth, Gibbons) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by HMV studio band directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 29 January 1929. HMV B2968.
  2. If I Had A Talking Picture Of You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Alfredo's Band directed by Alfred Gill, vocal by Joe Leigh. Recorded January 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1299.
  3. Live, Laugh and Love (Leigh, Heymann) Sydney Kyte and his Piccadilly Hotel Band, vocal by Norman Phillips. Recorded 28 November 1931. Regal MR466.
  4. From 'On With The Show 1933', part 1 There's A New Day Coming, When The Wild Wild Roses Bloom, That's My Home, There's A Cabin In The Pines (Young, Ager; Woolsey, Taggart, Brown; Rene, Rene, Ellison; Billy Hill) Jimmy Campbell and his band, vocals by Three Ginx and Leslie Holmes. Recorded July 1933. Rex 8007.
  5. Saunders Calling Christopher Stone, Ray Noble, Alan Saunders with orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded November 1933. HMV B23.
  6. You'll Never Realise (Hanley, Mills) Billy Scott-Coomber singing, as Malcolm Desmond, with orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur . Recorded ~ January 1934 . Eclipse 618.
  7. Me And The Moon (Hirsch, Handman) Billy Cotton and his band, vocal by Alan Breeze. Recorded 29 August 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2192.
  8. Donkey Serenade (Wright, Forrest, Stothart, Friml) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocals by The Cavendish Three (Kay Cavendish, Pat Rignold and either Joy Worth or Dorothy Carless). Recorded 11 July 1938. Rex 9335.
  9. Pony Express (Eric Winstone) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 25 October 1943. Decca F8377.
  10. Sophisticated Lady (Parrish, Mills, Ellington, with amended lyrics by Howard Barnes) Adelaide Hall singing, with orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded August 1944. Decca F8467.

Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 92 'Broadcast' 14/10/10 - 21/10/10

  1. You've Got Those Wanna Go Back Again Blues (Turk, Handman) Savoy Orpheans directed by Debroy Somers, vocal by Ramon Newton. Recorded 16 March 1926. HMV B5036.
  2. Me And Jane In A Plane (Leslie, Gilbert) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, vocals by Jack Hylton, Chappie D'Amato and Hugo Rignold. Recorded 22 August 1927. HMV B5336.
  3. Plantation Melodies, part 1 (arr. Herman Finck) Herman Finck and his orchestra. Recorded December 1929. Columbia DB155.
  4. Dear! Dear! (Hart, Rodgers) Jock McDermott and his New Carlton Players, vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded December 1930. Piccadilly 690.
  5. When The Guards Are On Parade (Sarony, Nicholls) Harry Bidgood and his band (as Lew Sylva and his band), vocal by Bobbie Comber, Tom Barratt, Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 27 May 1931. Broadcast 719.
  6. If The Moon Turns Green (Gates, Hanighen) Carroll Gibbons, piano, with vocal by Anne Lenner. Recorded March 1935. Columbia DB1562.
  7. At The Cafe Continental (Kennedy, Grosz) Rossini's Accordeon Band directed by Harry Bidgood, vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded August 1936. Crown 229.
  8. Down And Out Blues (Sam Mayo) Jay Wilbur and his band, vocal by Sam Costa and another. Recorded 11 July 1938. Rex 9335.
  9. Jazz Me Blues (Delaney) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet. Recorded 3 March 1944. Parlophone R2942.
  10. Don't Sweetheart Me (Friend, Tobias) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocal by Sally Douglas. Recorded 13 September 1944. Parlophone F2040.

Harry Parry

Harry Parry

British Dance Band Show No. 91 'Broadcast' 07/10/10 - 14/10/10

  1. I'm A One Man Girl (Myers, Ellis) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 13 December 1928. HMV B5590.
  2. Mona (Conrad, Mitchell, Gottler) Four Bright Sparks, with vocals by Lou Abelardo, and violin duo Eric Siday and Jean Pougnet. Recorded 10 March 1930. Columbia CB42.
  3. Over The Garden Wall (Sarony, Harrington) Jack Payne and the BBC dance orchestra, with vocals by Jack Payne, Bob Manning, Bob Busby. Recorded 17 September 1930. Columbia CB132.
  4. Laughing At The Rain (Gilbert, Gay) Sam Browne accompanied by the Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson. Recorded April 1931. EBR 1496.
  5. Milenburg Joys (Ropollo, Mares, Morton arr. Rose) Lew Stone and his band. Recorded 16 March 1934. Decca F3953.
  6. A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern) Harry Roy and his band, with vocals by Harry Roy. Recorded 8 October 1936. Parlophone F587.
  7. Angels Never Leave Heaven (Hart, Noel, Ilda) Vera Lynn, accompanied by organ, piano and unknown orchestra. Recorded 25 April 1939. Decca F7048.
  8. Stairway To The Stars (Parish, Malneck, Signorelli) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Bruce Trent. Recorded 24 July 1939. HMV BD5513.
  9. As Time Goes By (Hupfeld) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 18 March 1943. Columbia FB2913.
  10. I'll Be Seeing You (Kahal, Fain) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Rita Marlowe. Recorded 6 July 1944. Decca F8440.

Lew Stone

Lew Stone

British Dance Band Show No. 90 'Broadcast' 30/09/10 - 07/10/10

  1. I'm Knee Deep In Daisies (Goodwin, Little, Ash, Shay) Savoy Havana Band, with vocals by Ramon Newton. Recorded 26 February 1926. HMV B5024.
  2. Medley of tunes from King Of Jazz: Song Of The Dawn, I Like To Do Things For You, A Bench In The Park, It Happened In Monterey, Ragamuffin Romeo, Happy Feet (Ager, Yellen, Wayne, Rose) Gandino and his (augmented) orchestra, directed by Annunzio Mantovani, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded September 1930. Imperial 2341 (both sides).
  3. There's Something In Your Eyes (Connelly, Grothe) Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded September 1931. Broadcast Twelve 3102.
  4. Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed (Conrad) Jack Leon and his band, with vocals by Les Allen. Recorded December 1931. Piccadilly 896.
  5. Spanish Sweetheart (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Scott Wood and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded May 1933. Regal Zonophone MR942.
  6. He's A Ragpicker (Irving Berlin) Embassy Rhythm Eight. Recorded February 1935. Decca F5435.
  7. On The Good Ship Lollipop (Clare, Whiting) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra (as Ben Hammond and his Orchestra), with vocals by Three Ginx. Recorded August 1935. Crown 3.
  8. No Regrets (Tobias, Ingraham) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded October 1936. Columbia FB1530.
  9. I Love To Whistle (McHugh, Adamson) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded April 1938. Rex 9281.
  10. You Are My Sunshine (Davis, Mitchell) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded March 1942. Decca F8105.

Les Allen

Les Allen

British Dance Band Show No. 89 'Broadcast' 23/09/10 - 30/09/10

  1. My Kinda Love (Trent, Alter) Jack Padbury's Cosmo Six. Recorded 31 May 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1254.
  2. Cheerful Little Earful (Rose, Gershwin, Warren) Sid Phillips Melodians, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded January 1931. Edison Bell Radio1464.
  3. Today I Feel So Happy (Carter, Eyton, Abrahams) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Payne. Recorded 18 September 1931. Columbia CB356.
  4. Can't We Meet Again (Flanagan, Connelly) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. 6 February 1933. Decca F3459.
  5. What More Can I Ask? (Ray Noble) Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded Recorded 27 January 1933. Decca F3459.
  6. Little Valley In The Mountains (Kennedy, Dvoracek) Don Sesta and his Gaucho Band , with unknown vocal. Recorded September 1934. Eclipse 786.
  7. Whistling Waltz (Harry Woods) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and his Rhythmics, with vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 14 May 1936. Columbia FB1406.
  8. I'm Always In The Mood For You (Davis, Coots) Mantovani and his Orchestra, with vocals by Ken Crossley. Recorded 9 February 1938. Columbia FB1898.
  9. I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean (Irving Berlin) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Dolly Elsie. Recorded 8 July 1942. Rex 10141.
  10. Bullfrog (Jose Norman) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band. Recorded mid 1949. Decca F9200.

Jack Padbury

Jack Padbury

British Dance Band Show No. 88 'Broadcast' 16/09/10 - 23/09/10

  1. Mean To Me (Turk, Ahlert) Alfredo and his band directed by Alfred Gill, with vocals by Eddie Collis. Recorded 28 June 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1225.
  2. I'm In The Market For You (McCarthy, Hanley) Aida Sharaf with the Hollywood Rhythm Four. Recorded June 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1369.
  3. You Try Somebody Else (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) The Hottentots directed by Jay Wilbur, with vocals by Les Allen. Recorded 11 May 1932. Eclipse 207.
  4. When The New Moon Shines (Kennedy, Connelly, Woods) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by Harry Bentley. Recorded 4 October 1934. Sterno 1507.
  5. The Breeze (Sacco, Smith, Lewis) Brian Lawrance and the Quaglino Quartet. Recorded 6 July 1934. Decca F5111.
  6. Animal Crackers (Koehler, Caesar, Henderson) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, with vocals by Ennis Parkes (Mrs Jack Hylton). Recorded 11 February 1936. Crown 134.
  7. Lady From Mayfair (Michael Carr) Ambrose and his orchestra , with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 June 1936. Decca F5994.
  8. Harlem (Eddie Carroll, Bennie Moten) Harry Roy's Tigerragamuffins, with scat vocals by Ray Ellington. Recorded 19 April 1937. Parlophone F788.
  9. Nice People (Mills, Malcolm) Flanagan and Allen with orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro. Recorded January 1939. Columbia FB2143.
  10. Swinging On A Star (Burke, van Heusen) Geraldo and his orchestra, with vocals by Johnny Green and Three Boys and a Girl. Recorded 13 September 1944. Parlophone F2040.

Eddie Collis

Eddie Collis

British Dance Band Show No. 87 'Broadcast' 09/09/10 - 16/09/10

  1. Smile All The While (Milton Ager) New Prince's Toronto Band directed by Hal Swain, with vocals by Hal Swain. Recorded 11 February 1926. Columbia 3912.
  2. She Loves That Melody (arrangement of Mendelssohn's Spring Song) Billy Whitlock, bell solo, with orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood , and vocals possibly by Bobby Sanders. Recorded ~ October 1928. Unison 311.
  3. Bye Bye Blues (Harman, Bennett, Lown) Rhythm Maniacs directed by Arthur Lally, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Recorded 30 September 1930. Decca F1966.
  4. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Kahn, Donaldson) Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded November 1930. Edison Bell Radio 1423.
  5. God Bless You (Norman Hackforth) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Phyllis Robins, music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 6 January 1934. Columbia CB706.
  6. Call Of The Freaks (Barbarin) Lew Stone and his Band, music arrangement by Lew Stone. Recorded 16 March 1934. Decca F3953.
  7. I'm One In A Crowd (Ames) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur, with vocals by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 12 November 1935. Crown 88.
  8. Two Sleepy People (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Denny Dennis and Vera Lynn. Recorded 9 September 1938. Decca F6895.
  9. Here Comes Heaven Again (Adamson, McHugh) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Eric Whitley. Recorded early 1946. Columbia FB3209.
  10. My Foolish Heart (Young, Washington) Steve Conway with orchestra directed by Roberto Inglez. Recorded early 1950. Columbia DB2669.

Steve Conway

Steve Conway

British Dance Band Show No. 86 'Broadcast' 02/09/10 - 09/09/10

  1. Just Like A Butterfly (Harry Woods) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 9 November 1927. Columbia 4658.
  2. Sunny Days (Jason, Burton, Campbell, Connelly) Vocals by Mellow and Rich (Tom Barratt and Cavan O'Connor) with an orchestra directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded ~Dec 1930. Broadcast 685.
  3. He Played His Ukulele As The Ship Went Down (Arthue Le Clerq) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Leslie Sarony. Recorded 30 January 1932. Decca F2798.
  4. Smilin' Through (Penn) Billy Scott-Coomber, as Malcolm Desmond with orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded February 1933. Eclipse 371.
  5. Who's Gonna Take You Home Tonight? (Lewis Ilda, Michael Carr) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Sid Buckman. Recorded 4 February 1934. Decca F3881.
  6. Fire Dance (Manuel de Falla) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 15 April 1935. Decca F5529.
  7. Did Your Mother Come From Ireland (Kennedy, Carr) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Dan Donovan, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 24 October 1936. Columbia FB1547.
  8. Wish Me Luck (as You Wave Me Goodbye) (Park, Parr-Davies) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 18 August 1939. Rex 9632.
  9. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Cole Porter) Joe Loss and his band, with vocals by Shirley Lenner. Recorded 8 December 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3201.
  10. Chewing A Piece Of Straw (Barnes, Grey) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by the Crackerjacks (Nadia Dore, Jane Lee, Carole Carr and Betty Webb). Recorded 10 July 1945. HMV BD5984.

Joe Loss

Joe Loss

British Dance Band Show No. 85 'Broadcast' 26/08/10 - 02/09/10

  1. Caring For You (Douglas Brownsmith, as Carl Lang) Jay Whidden and his New Midnight Follies Band, with vocals by Jay Whidden. Recorded 31 December 1926. Columbia 4252.
  2. It Don't Do Nothin But Rain (Phil Cook) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Jack Jackson and chorus. Recorded 3 February 1928. HMV B5452.
  3. Moonshine Is Better Than Sunshine (Norman, Melville) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Payne. Recorded 23 April 1930. Columbia CB62.
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go (Kennedy, Winston) Jay Wilbur and his band, as the Connecticut Collegians, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 29 June 1931. Eclipse 58.
  5. Second Serenade (Jonny Heykens) Alfredo Campoli and his Salon Orchestra, with vocals by . Recorded 25 November 1932. Decca F3349.
  6. I've Gone And Lost My Little Yoyo (Kemp, Shuff) Jay Wilbur and his band, as Jack Grose and his Metropole Players, with vocals by Fred Douglas. Recorded 11 August 1932. Eclipse 266.
  7. Give Me A Heart To Sing To (Washington, Young) Carroll Gibbons, piano, and Anne Lenner. Recorded December 1934. Columbia DB1562.
  8. What A Difference A Day Made (Adams, Grever) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 15 January 1935. HMV BD112.
  9. All The Things You Are (Hammerstein II, Kern) Harry Roy and his band, with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 20 September 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3372.
  10. Dolores (Alter, Loesser) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, with vocals by Alan Kane. Recorded July 1941. Columbia FB2657.

Anne Lenner

Anne Lenner

British Dance Band Show No. 84 'Broadcast' 19/08/10 - 26/08/10

  1. She's Funny That Way (Whiting, Moret) Carroll Gibbons, piano, with orchestra. Recorded 16 April 1929. HMV B3031.
  2. Gee It Must Be Love (Richards) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 2 May 1930. Columbia CB73.
  3. I'm Not Worth It (Dennis) Bertini & His Tower Blackpool Dance Band, with vocals by Tom Barratt. Recorded 9 June 1933. Eclipse 473.
  4. Vladivostock (Austin, Box) Syd Roy and his RKOlians, with vocals by Bill Currie. Recorded 1 August 1933. Eclipse 485.
  5. When The First Piccaninny was Born (Lisbona ) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, with vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 15 July 1935. Columbia FB1095.
  6. With Mary Tattooed On His Arm (Erard, Trafford, Ives) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by the Rhythm Brothers (Clive Erard, Frank Trafford, Jack Trafford). Recorded 28 December 1937. Rex 9220.
  7. Cry, Baby, Cry (Eaton, Shand, Harris, Melsher) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Jack Doyle. Recorded 10 June 1938. Rex 9320.
  8. Better Not Roll Those Blue, Blue Eyes (Goodhart, Twomey) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 19 June 1943. Decca F8327.
  9. Poinciana (Bernier, Simon) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by Len Camber and chorus. Recorded 10 May 1944. Parlophone F2024.
  10. Shine (Mack, Brown, Dabney) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded mid 1950. Parlophone F2426.

Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons
(in 1952)

British Dance Band Show No. 83 'Broadcast' 23/07/10 - 30/07/10

  1. Doo-Wacka-Doo (Gaskill, Donaldson, Horther) Corona Dance Orchestra directed by Stan Greening. Recorded February 1925. Regal G8330.
  2. My Ideal (Horatio Nicholls) Harry Shalson singing, accompanied by an orchestra directed by Leo Kahn. Recorded 20 June 1929. HMV B3088.
  3. Just One More Chance (Coslow, Johnston) Bidgood's Good Boys directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Tom Barratt. Recorded 14 October 1931. Broadcast 772.
  4. Getting' Sentimental (Kahn, Malneck) New BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Val Rosing. Recorded 2 March 1932. Columbia CB431.
  5. Missouri Waltz (J. V. Eppel, arranged by F. Knight Logan) Alexander's Accordions. Recorded October 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1050.
  6. When I Told The Village Belle (Kernell, Gilbert) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals by Alan Kane. Recorded 10 October 1934. Decca F5242.
  7. Let's Make Love (Damerell, Evans) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 1 November 1934. Decca F5297.
  8. In The Mission By The Sea (Hill, De Rose) Brian Lawrance singing, accompanied by an orchestra directed by Fred Hartley. Recorded November 1937. Rex 9190.
  9. Umbrella Man (Cavanaugh, Rose, Stock) Mantovani and his Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 9 January 1939. Columbia FB2136.
  10. Darktown Strutters' Ball (Brooks) Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight, with vocals by Jane Lee. Recorded late 1948. Decca F9097.

Mantovani

Mantovani

British Dance Band Show No. 82 'Broadcast' 16/07/10 - 23/07/10

  1. Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues (Yellen, Ager) The Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Ramon Newton. Recorded 21 October 1927. HMV B5381.
  2. Lonely (Maurice Yvain) The Sylvians, directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 27 June 1927. HMV B5341.
  3. Hawaiian Star Of Love (Rose) Hawaiian Beach Songsters with unknown vocals. Recorded June 1933. Regal Zonophone MR1030.
  4. Veleta (Arthur Morris) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra. Recorded 14 January 1933. HMV B6418.
  5. Dandelion, Daisy and Daffodil (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 27 August 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2192.
  6. It's The Natural Thing To Do (Burke, Johnston) Joe Loss and his band with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 28 October 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2609.
  7. Over The Rainbow (Harburg, Arlen) Jack Hylton and his orchestra with vocals by Dolly Elsie. Recorded 22 December 1939. HMV BD5552.
  8. One Look At You (Washington, Carroll, Young) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 21 March 1941. Columbia FB2602.
  9. Tree In The Meadow (Billy Reid) Geraldo and his orchestra with vocals by Archie Lewis. Recorded early 1948. Parlophone F2283.
  10. Five Guys Named Mo (Wynn, Bresler) Ray Ellington Quartet with vocals by Ray Ellington. Recorded 1948. Parlophone R3109.

Geraldo

Geraldo

British Dance Band Show No. 81 'Broadcast' 09/07/10 - 16/07/10

  1. Poor Papa (Harry Woods) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Chappie D'Amato. Recorded 13 August 1926. HMV B5110.
  2. I've Got A Feeling (Horatio Nicholls) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 16 September 1930. HMV B5893.
  3. It Always Starts To Rain (Keyes, Leslie, Wallace) Bidgood's Good Boys directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Tom Barratt and Leslie Rome. Recorded 14 October 1931. Broadcast 772.
  4. Three Wishes (Posford) Carroll Gibbons, piano, and his Boyfriends. Recorded 30 March 1933. Columbia DB1099.
  5. Moon Over Miami (Leslie, Burke) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, with vocals by Joe Leigh. Recorded 5 February 1936. Parlophone F394.
  6. Did I Remember? (Adamson, Donaldson) The Jules Ruben Trio, featuring Jules Ruben and Jack May, pianos, with Nat Burman, drums. Recorded October 1936. Decca F6198.
  7. Toy Trumpet (Raymond Scott) Ambrose and his orchestra, music arrangement by Sid Phillips. Recorded 27 July 1937. Decca F6468.
  8. Until You Fall In Love (Carr, Popplewell) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 9 October 1940. Rex 9871.
  9. Why Don't We Do This More Often? (Newman, Wrubel) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, with vocals by Ronnie O'Dell. Recorded 26 November 1941. HMV BD5721.
  10. Hang On The Bell Nellie (Connor, Erard, Parker) Lou Preager and his orchestra, with vocals by Rusty Hurren and Pearl Carr. Recorded early 1949. Columbia FB3486.

Jules Ruben

Jules Ruben

British Dance Band Show No. 80 'Broadcast' 02/07/10 - 09/07/10

  1. Waiting For The Rainbow (H.M. Tennent) Percival Mackey's Band. Recorded 21 January 1927. Columbia 4253.
  2. All By Yourself In The Moonlight (Wallis) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 7 November 1928. HMV B5562.
  3. Tell Me Tonight (Eyton, Spolianski) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Frank Titterton. Recorded 13 October 1932. Decca F3224.
  4. I'm One Of The Lads Of Valencia (George Lloyd) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Les Allen and Burton Gillis. Music arrangement by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 14 March 1933. Columbia CB586.
  5. Have A Heart (Carter, Eyton, Mayerl) Ray Noble and his orchestra, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 1 February 1934. HMV B6459.
  6. Roll Along Covered Wagon (Jimmy Kennedy) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 15 January 1935. HMV BD112.
  7. Man Of My Dreams (Meskill, Ray) Harry Roy and his orchestra, with vocals by Elizabeth Brooke (Mrs Harry Roy "Princess Pearl"). Recorded 13 July 1936. Parlophone F520.
  8. The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) Roy Fox and his orchestra, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 16 October 1936. HMV BD5125.
  9. Medley: The Washing On The Siegfried Line, Wish Me Luck, Run Rabbit Run (Kennedy, Carr; Park, Parr-Davies; Butler, Gay) Billy Cotton and his band, Elsie Carlisle, Primo Scala's Accordions. Recorded and/or dubbed October 1939. Rex 9675.
  10. I Love A Mystery (Green, Robin) Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight, with vocals by Geoff Love. Recorded late 1948. Decca F9097.

Mr and Mrs Harry Roy

Harry Roy and
'Princess Pearl'

British Dance Band Show No. 79 'Broadcast' 25/06/10 - 02/07/10

  1. Under The Moon (Lyn, Wheeler, Snyder) Herman Darewski and his Covent Garden Band, with unknown vocals. Recorded April 1928. Metropole 1024.
  2. Sing (Johnson, Meyer) Orpheus Dance Band directed by John Firman, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Charles W. Saxby, organ. Recorded November 1930. Zonophone 5786.
  3. Three Little Times (Savory, Hajos) Jack Hart and his band, with vocals by Jack Hart? Recorded Jan 1932. Mayfair G2096 (as Ted Collins and his Orch).
  4. I Took My Harp To A Party (Gay, Carter) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, with unknown vocals. Recorded 28 October 1933. Edison Bell Winner W46.
  5. I Only Have Eyes For You (Dubin, Warren) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded December 1934. Rex 8351.
  6. Honey-Coloured Moon (Carter, Wayne) Phyllis Robins accompanied by Fred Hartley's Orchestra. Recorded 1 December 1935. Rex 8678.
  7. Glamour Girl (Strauss, Dale) Jack Harris and his orchestra. Recorded 29 November 1937. HMV BD5312.
  8. Goodnight Little Skipper (Hart, Noel, Ilda) Mantovani and his orchestra, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 9 January 1939. Columbia FB2136.
  9. Clarinet Marmalade (Shields, Ragas) Buddy Featherstonhaugh and the Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 17 June 1943. HMV B9331.
  10. This Is Always (Gordon, Warren) Geraldo and his orchestra, with vocals by Carole Carr. Recorded November 1946. Parlophone F2187.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 78 'Broadcast' 17/06/10 - 24/06/10

  1. Sugar (Yellen, Ager) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 21 October 1927. HMV B5381.
  2. Spread A Little Happiness (Grey, Newman, Ellis) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, with vocals by Eddie Grossbart. Music arrangement by Lew Stone. Recorded 11 October 1928. Columbia 5228.
  3. I Found You (Ray Noble) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 19 June 1931. HMV B6039.
  4. The Rhythm Of The Rumba (Ralph Rainger) Harry Roy and his orchestra, with vocals by Bill Currie. Recorded 29 March 1935. Parlophone F144.
  5. Mickey's Son And Daughter (Lisbona, Connor) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Dan Donovan and chorus. Music arrangement by Ronnie Munro. Recorded 7 October 1935. Columbia FB1166.
  6. Old Ship O' Mine (Pelosi, Arden) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded January 1936. Rex 8709.
  7. When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South (Oppenheim, Cleary, Krakeur) Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 2 December 1936. Columbia FB1578.
  8. You're As Pretty As A Picture (Adamson, McHugh) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 31 December 1938. Rex 9472.
  9. Sunrise Serenade (Frankie Carle) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. Recorded 24 July 1939. HMV BD5513.
  10. How Little We Know (Carmichael, Mercer) Eric Winstone and his band, with vocals by Julie Dawn. Recorded 8 August 1945. HMV BD5898.

Henry Hall

Henry Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 77 'Broadcast' 10/06/10 - 17/06/10

  1. There's Always A Way Into Trouble (Carroll Gibbons) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Ramon Newton. Recorded 16 August 1927. HMV B5338.
  2. I Don't Mind Walking In The Rain (Rich, Hoffman) The Rhythmic Eight directed by John Firman. Recorded 8 October 1930. Zonophone 5756.
  3. Where Is This Lady? (Sievier, Lehar) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 12 October 1932. Decca F3224.
  4. Stormy Weather (Koehler, Arlen) George Scott Wood and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 22 May 1933. Regal Zonophone MR942.
  5. Cupid (Sam Coslow) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Sam Coslow. Recorded 15 May 1934. Columbia CB755.
  6. That's The Way I Like To Hear You Talk (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded December 1934. Rex 8351.
  7. Algernon Wifflesnoop John (Keuleman, Barnard, Damerell, Evans) Lew Stone and his band, with spoken lyric by Lew Stone. Recorded 30 March 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1672.
  8. It's Got To Be Love (Hart, Rodgers) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Mary Lee. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5161.
  9. Amazon Goes A-Wooing (Sid Phillips) Jack Harris and his Orchestra. Recorded 14 December 1937. HMV BD5312.
  10. Yes My Darling Daughter (Jack Lawrence) Witley Court Music Box directed by C.G. Heywood, with vocals by Joyce Head and Joan Bush, and violin Stephane Grappelly. Recorded October 1941. HMV Special JH43.

Sam Browne

Sam Browne

British Dance Band Show No. 76 'Broadcast' 03/06/10 - 10/06/10

  1. Miss Annabelle Lee (Clare, Pollack) Palais de Danse Orchestra directed by Stan Greening . Recorded 17 February 1928. HMV B5455.
  2. Hard To Get (The Things We Want Most) (Meyer, Bryan, McLoughlin) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips with vocals by Billy Milton. Recorded 20 January 1930. Columbia 5735.
  3. By The Sycamore Tree (Gillespie, Wendling) The New BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall with vocals by Val Rosing. Recorded 2 March 1932. Columbia CB431.
  4. The Girl In The Little Green Hat (Scholl, Browne, Rich) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Music arrangement by Arthur Lally. Recorded 20 March 1933. Brunswick 1486.
  5. Troublesome Trumpet (Michael Carr) Nat Gonella and his Trumpet with vocals by Nat Gonella and chorus. Recorded 2-July 1934. Decca F5108.
  6. Sympathy (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded January 1936. Rex 8709.
  7. Celebratin' (Harry Woods) Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and his Rhythmics with vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 14 May 1936. Columbia FB1406.
  8. At The Balalaika (Posford) Geraldo and his Orchestra with vocals by Monte Rey. Recorded 2 February 1937. Decca F6305.
  9. Somewhere In France With You (Michael Carr) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Vera Lynn. Recorded 8 December 1939. Decca F7326.
  10. Pennsylsvania Six Five Thousand (Jerry Gray) Harry Roy and his Band. Recorded 13 November 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3408.

Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi

Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi

British Dance Band Show No. 75 'Broadcast' 28/05/10 - 03/06/10

  1. Your Eyes (Stolz) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded 3 March 1931. HMV B5997.
  2. I Wanna Be Loved By You (Kalmar, Stothart, Ruby) Savoy Hotel Orpheans jointly directed by Carroll Gibbons and Howard Jacobs, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 2 December 1931. Columbia CB393.
  3. Yes Mr Brown (Furber, Abraham) Blue Mountaineers directed by Joe Brannelly, with vocals by Cavan O'Connor, Max Bacon and Nat Gonella. Recorded 12 December 1932. Broadcast 4-Tune 501-A.
  4. Dreaming (Flanagan, Connelly) Blue Mountaineers directed by Joe Brannelly, with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 12 December 1932. Broadcast 4-Tune 501-A.
  5. When's It Coming Round To Me? (Carr, Bryant) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals by Joe Crossman. Recorded 10 October 1934. Decca F5242.
  6. An Earful Of Music (Kahn, Donaldson) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Jack Payne + 2. Recorded January 1935. Rex 8392.
  7. I'm In The Mood For Love (McHugh, Fields) Phyllis Robins accompanied by Fred Hartley's Orchestra. Recorded 1 December 1935. Rex 8678.
  8. Swinganola (Meskill, Flatow, White) Ambrose and his Orchestra, music arrangement by Sid Phillips. Recorded 26 October 1936. Decca F6170.
  9. Dearest Love (Noel Coward) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 12 March 1938. HMV BD5339.
  10. Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 8 May 1939. Columbia FB2451.

Denny Dennis

Denny Dennis

British Dance Band Show No. 74 'Broadcast' 21/05/10 - 28/05/10

  1. When Day Is Done (De Sylva, Katscher) Jack Smith singing, accompanied by the Whispering Orchestra, members of the Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded 12 January 1928. HMV B2666.
  2. We Two (Campbell, Connelly) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 24 March 1931. HMV B5999.
  3. My Romance (Washington, Young) Roy Fox and his band at the Café Anglais, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 2 November 1932. Decca F3263.
  4. La-Di-Da-Di-Da (Carter, Gay) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Les Allen and Len Bermon. Music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 22 November 1933. Columbia CB687.
  5. Who Made Little Boy Blue? (Wayne, George) Elsie Carlisle singing, accompanied by an unknown studio band. Recorded 31 October 1934. Decca F5288.
  6. One Night In Chinatown (Leon, Towers) Howard Godfrey and his Orchestra with vocals by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 17 December 1935. Panachord 25819.
  7. Harry Roy Stage Show Part 4 Black Eyes; That's A Plenty (Bodinov; Lew Pollack) Harry Roy and his orchestra. Recorded 2 September 1937. Parlophone F932.
  8. I'll Remember (Rich, Connelly) Jack Hylton and his orchestra with vocals by Dolly Elsie. Recorded 6 November 1939. HMV BD5537.
  9. Day In Day Out (Mercer, Bloom) Joe Loss and his band with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 8 December 1939. Reg Zono MR3201.
  10. Short Snorter (Dorsey, Piels) Skyrockets Dance Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded 6 December 1945. HMV BD5919.

Whispering Jack Smith

Jack Smith

British Dance Band Show No. 73 'Broadcast' 14/05/10 - 21/05/10

  1. Let's Fall In Love (Let's Do It) (Cole Porter) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne, Jack Hylton and ? Recorded 26 March 1929. HMV B5622.
  2. Same As We Used To (Campbell, Connelly) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed By Ray Noble with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 20 October 1930. HMV B5918.
  3. Sergeant Flagg and Sergeant Quirt (Klein, Moll) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra with vocals by Jack Payne and Bob Busby. Recorded 21 March 1930. Columbia DB93.
  4. That's All That Matters To Me (Magidson, Stept) Sung by Anona Winn accompanied by Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 3 April 1933. Columbia DB1125.
  5. In Gay Vienna (Fritz Rotter) Fred Hartley and his Orchestra with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 28 February 1934. Decca F3901.
  6. Nobody's Sweetheart (Myers, Schoebel, Kahn, Erdman) Ballyhooligans directed by Phil Green. Recorded 27 February 1936. HMV BD5041.
  7. The Glory Of Love (Billy Hill) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded April 1936. Rex 8774.
  8. The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Abe Romaine. Recorded 8 October 1936. Parlophone F587.
  9. Love Here Is My Heart (Ross, Silesu) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 9 November 1944. Decca F8488.
  10. Three Beautiful Words (Billy Reid) Lou Preager and his Orchestra with vocals by Paul Rich. Recorded December 1946. Columbia FB3282.

Lou Preager

Lou Preager

British Dance Band Show No. 72 'Broadcast' 7/05/10 - 14/05/10

  1. My Blue Heaven (Walter Donaldson) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 9 November 1927. Columbia 4658.
  2. Just Once For All Time (Leigh, Heymann) Sydney Kyte and his Piccadilly Hotel Band, with vocals by Three Ginx. Recorded 28 November 1931. Regal MR466.
  3. The Old Man Of The Mountain (Brown, Young) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 23 September 1932. Decca F3181.
  4. Let's Fall In Love (Koehler, Arlen) Jack Payne and his Band, with vocals by Billy Scott-Coomber. Recorded March 1934. Rex 8147.
  5. Moon Country (Carmichael, Mercer) Nat Gonella and his Trumpet, with vocals by Nat Gonella. Recorded 2 July 1934. Decca F5108.
  6. Rehearsing A Lullaby (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded June 1935. Rex 8525.
  7. I've Got My Eyes On You (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 24 May 1940. Columbia FB2451.
  8. Lonely (Noel Gay) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Peter Williams. Recorded 13 February 1939. Rex 9504.
  9. Sabre Dance Boogie (Khachaturian arr. Busch) Ted Heath and his Music. Recorded 7 April 1948. Decca F8886.
  10. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (Ross Parker) Syd Dean and his band, with vocals by Harry Bolton and Jill Page. Recorded 1 September 1949. Columbia FB3533.

Jill Day/Page

Jill Day/Page

British Dance Band Show No. 71 'Broadcast' 30/04/10 - 07/05/10

  1. Body And Soul (Sour, Heyman, Eyton, Green) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips, with vocals by Lou Abelardo. Recorded 28 February 1930. Columbia CB26.
  2. Imperial Revels part 2 Da-da; Molly; 11.30 Saturday Night. (Maurice Yvain; Dougherty, Goulding; Burtnett, Graham, Kirkpatrick) Elsie Carlisle, Jack Plant and Len Fillis with orchestra and chorus directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded September 1930. Imperial 2359.
  3. Sitting On A Five-Barred Gate (Hargreaves, Damerell) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Leslie Sarony and Pat O'Malley. Recorded 14 January 1931. HMV B5961.
  4. Faithfully Yours (Brockman, Lyman, Snyder) Sam Nichols' Top-Notchers directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 25 August 1931. Broadcast 3091.
  5. An Ev'ning In Caroline (Donaldson) Len Fillis and his Hawaiian Orchestra, with vocals tby The Carlyle Cousins. Recorded March 1932. Decca F2885.
  6. Hitchy-Koo (Gilbert, Muir, Abrahams) Embassy Rhythm Eight. Recorded 1 February 1935. Decca F5435.
  7. Bye Bye Baby (Hirsch, Handman) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Dan Donovan. Music arrangement by Benny Carter. Recorded 24 October 1936. Columbia FB1547.
  8. Up To The Minute Medley My Heart Belongs To Daddy; I'll Pray For You; Serenade In Blue; Fare Thee Well (Cole Porter; King, Hill; Joe Gilbert) Louis Levy and his orchestra, with vocals by Evelyn Dove and Sam Browne. Recorded December 1939. Columbia FB2341.
  9. Russian Serenade (Roy, Rogers, Green) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, with vocals by Ronnie O'Dell. Recorded 26 November 1941. HMV BD5721.
  10. It's Easy When You Know How (Cugat, Gale) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, with vocals Edmundo Ros. Recorded June 1948. Decca F8945.

Lou Abelardo

Lou Abelardo

British Dance Band Show No. 70 'Broadcast' 23/04/10 - 30/04/10

  1. Floating Through The Air (Marks) Savoy Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Ramon Newton. Recorded 17 October 1927. HMV B5380.
  2. I'm Coming Virginia (Heywood) Palais de Danse Orchestra directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 17 February 1928. HMV B5455.
  3. The Laughing Waltz (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, with vocals by Brian Lawrance and another. Recorded 28 October 1933. Edison Bell Winner W.46.
  4. I've Had My Moments (Kahn, Donaldson) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 3 August 1934. Decca F5131.
  5. Harlem (Eddie Carroll) Teddy Foster and his band, with vocals by Teddy Foster. Recorded 14 September 1936. Decca F.6094.
  6. I Know Now (Dubin, Warren) Billy Cotton and his band , with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 29 November 1937. Rex 9192.
  7. Ain't Cha Comin' Out? (Kalmar, Ruby) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Evelyn Dall. Recorded 17 June 1939. Decca F7107.
  8. Tin Pan Alley Medley No 48: Pennsylvania Polka; One Dozen Roses; I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean (Lee, Manners; Jurgens, Washburn, Lewis, Donovan; Irving Berlin) Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye, pianos, with rhythm accompaniment. Recorded August 1942. Parlophone F1942.
  9. My Sister And I (Zaret, Whitney, Kramer) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Leslie Douglas. Recorded 7 October 1941. Columbia FB2711.
  10. Boa Noite (Gordon, Warren) Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet, with vocals by Julie Dawn. Recorded July 1941. Columbia FB2657.

Evelyn Dall

Evelyn Dall

British Dance Band Show No. 69 'Broadcast' 16/04/10 - 23/04/10

  1. Halfway To Heaven (Al Dubin, J Russell Robinson) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Les Allen, Phil Arnold, Eddie Brandt. Recorded 19 April 1929. HMV B5639.
  2. Would You Like To Take A Walk? (Dixon, Rose, Warren) Jay Wilbur and his band, as the Connecticut Collegians, with vocals by Les Allen. Recorded 26 May 1931. Eclipse 58.
  3. Shut The Door (They're Coming Through The Window) (Mann, Ives, Howard, Kern) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Sid Buckman and others. Recorded 4 February 1934. Decca F3881.
  4. Argentina (Damerell, Evans) Teddy Joyce and his Orchestra, with vocals by Jimmy Messini. Recorded 11 December 1934. HMV B6567.
  5. Dancing With My Shadow (Harry Woods) Harry Leader and his band, with vocals by Pat Hyde? Recorded March 1935. Eclipse 932.
  6. In A Vienna Beer Garden pt 2, Drink Brothers Drink, Wine Women & Song, Waltz Dream, Jolly Brothers, Galop Viennoise Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra. Recorded 6 February 1936. Columbia FB1324.
  7. Harry Roy's stage show pt 3, Broken Hearted Clown, September in the Rain, Dinah Harry Roy and his band, with vocals by Harry Roy, Joe Arbiter, Ray Ellington. Recorded 2 September 1937. Parlophone F932.
  8. Cornsilk (Kahal, King, Bellis) Joe Loss and his band, with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 21 September 1941. HMV BD5707.
  9. Doggin' Around (Evans, Battle) Lou Preager and his Orchestra. Recorded 5 June 1945. Columbia FB3129.
  10. (Running Round In Circles) Getting Nowhere (Irving Berlin) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by Carole Carr. Recorded November 1946. Parlophone F2187.

Ray Ellington

Ray Ellington

British Dance Band Show No. 68 'Broadcast' 09/04/10 - 16/04/10

  1. One Day; Beware Of Love; Smile Legionniare (Kernell) The London Orchestra, directed by John Firman, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Charles W. Saxby, organ. Recorded about Sept 1930. Zonophone 5715.
  2. Airman! Airman! (Hargreaves, Damerell, Tilsley) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Payne and ensemble. Recorded 21 March 1930. Columbia DB93.
  3. What Have We Got To Lose (Kahn, Kent, Alter) Anona Wynn singing, with accompanimemt played by Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded April 1933. Columbia DB1125.
  4. Rhythm Of The Rain (Meskill, Stern) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded about March 1935. Rex 8459.
  5. When Budapest was Young (Kennedy, Milos) Howard Godfrey and his Orchestra, with vocals by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded 17 December 1935. Panachord 25819.
  6. Samum (Carl Robbrecht) Bertini and his band. Recorded September 1932. Zonophone 6188.
  7. Hold Me Tight I'm Falling (Connor, Lisbona) Jay Wilbur and his Band, with vocals by Ronnie Hill. Recorded about April 1936. Rex 8774.
  8. Lords Of The Air (North, Burnaby) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Bruce Trent. Recorded 6 November 1939. HMV BD5537.
  9. It Could Happen To You (Burke, Van Heusen) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 9 November 1944. Decca F8488.
  10. In Pinetop's Footsteps (Mursey) Skyrockets Dance Orchestra, directed by Paul Fenoulhet. Recorded 1 November 1945. HMV BD5919.

Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton

British Dance Band Show No. 67 'Broadcast' 02/04/10 - 09/04/10

  1. It Happened In Monterey (Mabel Wayne) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 9 May 1930. HMV B5838.
  2. Maree (Sievier, Ferri) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Val Rosing. Music arrangement by Tony Lowry. Recorded 30 March 1932. Columbia CB440.
  3. Please Handle With Care (Stride, Ballard) Elsie Carlisle with dance band accompaniment. Recorded 28 November 1932. Decca F3312.
  4. Shuffle Off To Buffalo (Harry Warren) Carroll Gibbons and His Boyfriends. Recorded 2 April 1933. Columbia DB1137.
  5. Because It's Love (Carr, Foresythe) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 23 March 1934. Decca F3942.
  6. Never Gonna Dance; The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) Gaumont British Dance Band directed by Louis Levy, with vocals by Edward Molloy. Recorded October 1936. Columbia FB1531.
  7. Ain't Love Grand (Sarony) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 29 November 1937. Rex 9192.
  8. My Prayer (Kennedy, Boulanger) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 17 June 1939. Decca F7107.
  9. Dearly Beloved (Mercer, Kern) Eric Winstone and his band, with vocals by Alan Kane. Recorded 15 February 1943. Regal Zonophone MR3686.
  10. The Gypsy (Billy Reid) Jack Payne with his Orchestra, with vocals by Jane Lee. Recorded 10 July 1945. HMV BD5894.

Eric Winstone

Eric Winstone

British Dance Band Show No. 66 'Broadcast' 26/03/10 - 02/04/10

  1. Blue Pacific Moonlight (Payne, Herbert) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, with vocals by Wally Vernon. Recorded 15 May 1930. HMV B5832.
  2. No Place But Home (Hart, Rodgers) Van Phillips and his band, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Recorded 12 November 1930. Columbia CB172.
  3. I'll Follow My Secret Heart (Noel Coward) Fred Hartley and his orchestra. Recorded 28 February 1934. Decca F3901.
  4. Life Begins When You're In Love (Schertzinger, Brown, Richman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 20 March 1936. Decca F5933.
  5. Is It True What They Say About Dixie? (Caesar, Lerner, Marks) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 3 July 1936. Columbia FB1462.
  6. A Melody For Two (Dubin, Warren) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Jewel Faye. Recorded 7 May 1937. HMV BD5216.
  7. The Man With The Mandolin (Cavanaugh, Richmond, Weldon) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals by Sam Browne and Lew Stone. Recorded 28 August 1939. Decca F7185.
  8. While The Music Plays On (Fiers, Mills, Heim) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, with vocals by Bernard Hunter. Recorded 1 October 1941. HMV BD5717.
  9. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Washington, Bassman) Sung by Adelaide Hall, with Phil Green directing the orchestra. Recorded August 1944. Decca F8467.
  10. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded mid 1946. Parlophone F2184.

Fred Hartley

Fred Hartley

British Dance Band Show No. 65 'Broadcast' 19/03/10 - 26/03/10

  1. A House On A Hill Top (Eyton, Mayerl) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, with vocals by Harry Shalson. Recorded 24 May 1929. Columbia 5393.
  2. Riding On A Camel (Butler, Wright) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Payne. Recorded 16 November 1929. Columbia 5635.
  3. Over The Waves (Rosas) Selecta Plectrum Orch directed by Pasquale Troise. Recorded 9 September 1930. Decca F1928.
  4. Whistling In The Dark (Suesse) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 9 June 1931. HMV B6032.
  5. Serenade For A Wealthy Widow (Reginald Foresythe) Lew Stone and his Band. Music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 15 February 1934. Decca F3906.
  6. I Believe In Miracles (Lewis, Wendling, Meyer) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded about March 1935. Rex 8459.
  7. Adolf (Annette Mills) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze and chorus. Recorded 15 September 1939. Rex 9634.
  8. Thanks To Love (Connor, Sherwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 7 October 1941. Columbia FB2711.
  9. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen (Irving Berlin) Josephine Bradley and her Ballroom Orchestra, supervised by Edgar Jackson. Recorded 16 September 1943. Decca MW102.
  10. Teresa (Hoffman, Russin) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by Denny Vaughn and Anne Stuart. Recorded April 1948. Parlophone F2296.

Anne Lenner

Anne Lenner

British Dance Band Show No. 64 'Broadcast' 12/03/10 - 19/03/10

  1. Spread A Little Happiness (Vivien Ellis) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 7 December 1928. HMV B5590.
  2. Bogey Wail (Sherman Myers) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 13 February 1929. HMV B5607.
  3. Pu-leeze Mister Hemingway (Drake, Kent, Silver) Elsie Carlisle accompanied by a dance band. Recorded 28 November 1932. Decca F3312.
  4. St James' Park (Leon, Connor) Jack Jackson and his orchestra, with vocals by Fred Latham and chorus. Recorded 11 April 1935. HMV BD154.
  5. Dream Man (Young, Ager) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Peggy Dell. Recorded 4 January 1935. Decca F5373.
  6. A Beautiful Lady In Blue (Lewis, Coots) Maurice Winnick and his orchestra, with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 5 February 1936. Parlophone F394.
  7. Mine Alone (O'Connor, Silver, Murcia) Fred Hartley and his Orchestra, with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded November 1937. Rex 9190.
  8. Nursie, Nursie (Noel, Pelosi) Ambrose and his orchestra, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 27 November 1939. Decca F7323.
  9. Rug Cutters' Swing (Horace Henderson) Buddy Featherstonhaugh and the Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 17 June 1943. HMV B9331.
  10. Big Ben Bounce (Oliver, Jacobs) Ted Heath and his Music. Recorded May 1948. Decca F8886.

Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson

British Dance Band Show No. 63 'Broadcast' 5/03/10 - 12/03/10

  1. Medley: Great Day, More Than You Know, Without A Song (Vincent Youmans) The London Orchestra, directed by John Firman. Recorded September 1930. Zonophone 5715.
  2. I'd Rather Cry Over You (Yellen, Ponce, Dougherty) Vivien Lambelet, with Jack Padbury's Cosmo Six. Recorded January 1929. Piccadily 198.
  3. Sweethearts Forever (Friend, Caesar) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded September 1932. Zonophone 6208.
  4. When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Hammerstein II, Romberg) Rossini's Accordeon Band, directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Cyril Grantham. Recorded August 1935. Crown 9.
  5. According To The Moonlight (Meyer) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 15 July 1935. Columbia FB1096.
  6. Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, with vocals and solo trumpet by Nat Gonella. Recorded 24 July 1935. Parlophone F210.
  7. Maybelle, Maybelle (Vivien Ellis) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 8 October 1937. Rex 9149.
  8. Little Old Lady (Carmichael, Adams) Joe Loss and his band, with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 28 October 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2608.
  9. Mister Five By Five (Raye, de Paul) Eric Winstone and his band, with vocals by Julie Dawn. Recorded 15 February 1943. Regal Zonophone MR3686.
  10. October Twilight (Wood, Hadley) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by Archie Lewis. Recorded August 1948. Parlophone F2306.

Archie Lewis

Archie Lewis

British Dance Band Show No. 62 'Broadcast' 26/02/10 - 05/03/10

  1. Nobody Knows What A Red-Head Mamma Can Do (Mills, Dubin, Fain) Hannan Dance Band, directed by Stan Greening. Recorded April 1925. Columbia 3656.
  2. I'm On A Diet Of Love (Gilbert, Baer) Four Bright Sparks, directed by Van Phillips, with vocals by Les Allen, and featuring violinists E Siday and J Pougnet. Recorded 10 March 1930. Columbia CB42.
  3. My Mother's Evening Prayer (Webb, Whittle) Bertini and his band, with vocals by a boy soprano. Recorded 18 December 1932. Regal Zonophone MR799.
  4. I Had To Change The Words (Bennett, Tobias, Cowan) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Recorded January 1934. Rex 8120.
  5. His Majesty The Baby (Fleesen, Terker, Wayne) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 10 January 1935. HMV BD110.
  6. Whispering (Schonberger) Ballyhooligans, directed by Phil Green. Recorded 27 February 1936. HMV BD5041.
  7. Woe Is Me (Williams) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Evelyn Dall and Jack Cooper. Recorded 20 March 1936. Decca F5933.
  8. September In The Rain (Dubin, Warren) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Tom Wareing. Recorded 7 May 1937. HMV BD5216.
  9. Southern Fried (Leonard, Gulliver, Ross) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 13 November 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3408.
  10. You Red Head (Rogers, Tucker, Simon) Syd Dean and his band, with vocals by Harry Bolton. Recorded November 1949. Columbia FB3533.

Bertini

BERTINI

British Dance Band Show No. 61 'Broadcast' 19/02/10 - 26/02/10

  1. Bathing In The Sunshine (Gilbert, Nicholls) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Val Rosing. Recorded 23 February 1931. Columbia CB236.
  2. Speak To Me Of Love (Parlez moi d'amour) (Sievier, Lenoir) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Val Rosing. Music arrangement by Tony Lowry. Recorded 30 March 1932. Columbia CB440.
  3. Let's All Dance The Polka (Benson, Lawton) (Lowry, Brownsmith) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Fred Douglas. Recorded 2 November 1932. Regal MR737.
  4. Whistling Under The Moon (Hargreaves, Damerell, Ewing) Tommy Kinsman and his band, with vocals by Harry Bentley. Recorded 11 September 1933. Edison Bell W3.
  5. Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz (Razaf, Mills) The Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 29 October 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1509.
  6. For Me For You (Towers, Arden) Sung by Hildegarde accompanied by Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded May 1935. Columbia DB1556.
  7. Red Sails In The Sunset (Kennedy, Williams) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded 1 August 1935. Rex 8560.
  8. Diddle-Dum-Dee (Dunn, Forth) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, with vocals by Bill Currie and chorus. Recorded 6 April 1936. Parlophone F440.
  9. Intermezzo (Provost) Albert Sandler Trio, Albert Sandler (violin), Reginald Kilby (cello) and Jack Byfield (piano). Recorded January 1941. Columbia DB2004.
  10. That Old Cha Cha Feeling (Brown, Fain) Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra. Recorded October 1958. HMV POP543.

Val Rosing

Val Rosing

British Dance Band Show No. 60 'Broadcast' 12/02/10 - 19/02/10

  1. Truly Rural (Marcus) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, with vocals by Lily Morris. Recorded 14 November 1928. Columbia 5145.
  2. Wedding In The Ark (Wallace, Myers) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, with vocals by Leonard Henry. Recorded 15 May 1930. HMV B5832.
  3. I'm An Unemployed Sweetheart (Leslie, Washington, Monaco) Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Bob & Alf Pearson. Recorded 16 September 1931. Broadcast 3102.
  4. It's Easy To Remember (Hart, Rodgers) Anne Lenner singing, with Carroll Gibbons and Harry Jacobson, pianos, also playing Soon; Down By The River (Hart, Rodgers). Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia DB1534.
  5. I Never Slept A Wink Last Night (Razaf, Simon) Teddy Joyce and his Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 5 November 1934. HMV B6543.
  6. Love Passes By (Scholl, Schertzinger) Victor Silvester and his ballroom orchestra. Recorded 30 August 1935. Parlophone F240.
  7. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Radio Three (Joy Worth, Kay Cavendish and Ann Canning). Recorded November 1935. Rex 8669.
  8. Internationale; Life Is Empty Without Love (Meskill, Ray) Louis Levy and his Gaumont British Symphony, with vocals by Edward Molloy, music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded October 1936. HMV BD368.
  9. Seven Come Eleven (Goodman, Christian) Buddy Featherstonhaugh & The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 20 November 1944. HMV B9400.
  10. I Never Loved Anyone (George R Brown) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by Denny Vaughn. Recorded April 1948. Parlophone F2283.

Victor Silvester

Victor Silvester

British Dance Band Show No. 59 'Broadcast' 05/02/10 - 11/02/10

  1. Paris selection Miss Wonderful, Paris, My Lover, Somebody Mighty Like You (Eddie Ward) London Orchestra directed by John Firman, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Charles W. Saxby, organ. Recorded May 1930. Zonophone 5637.
  2. There's Something In Your Eyes (Grothe) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 14 August 1931. HMV B6056.
  3. They All Start Whistling Mary (Leslie, Keyes) Sung by The Three Ginx, accompanied by a band directed by Joe Brannelly. Recorded September 1932. Broadcast 3247.
  4. You've Got Me Crying Again (Charles Newman, Isham Jones) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded 11 May 1933. Decca F3572.
  5. On A Steamer Coming Over (Gordon, Revel) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Les Allen and Phyllis Robins. Music arrangement by Burton Gillis. Recorded 12 December 1933. Columbia CB699.
  6. Who Loves You? (Davis, Coots) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 3 December 1936. Decca F6226.
  7. Did Your Mother Come From Ireland? (Kennedy, Carr) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by Vera Lynn. Recorded October 1936. Rex 8916.
  8. Baby's Sweetheart (W Corri, Jnr) New Mayfair Novelty Orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded December 1938. HMV BD641.
  9. Blue Skies Are Round The Corner (Parker, Charles) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Pat O'Regan. Recorded 30 December 38. Rex 9475.
  10. Mister Brown Of London Town (Arkell, Gay) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Leslie Douglas. Recorded 28 August 1941. Columbia FB2692.

Phyllis Robins

Phyllis Robins

British Dance Band Show No. 58 'Broadcast' 29/01/10 - 04/02/10

  1. Once In A Blue Moon (Carl Lang) (Douglas Brownsmith) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten. Recorded 2 September 1927. HMV B5386.
  2. I Lift Up My Finger And Say Tweet Tweet (Leslie Sarony) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, with vocals by Harry Shalson. Recorded 24 May 1929. Columbia 5393.
  3. Jack Jackson and his Orchestra perform a children's song during a recording Gracie In The Children's Ward. Gracie Fields performs Singing In The Bathtub. Recorded 15 December 1934. HMV B8261.
  4. Ol' Ship O' Mine (Arden, Pelosi) Billy Merrin and his Commanders, with vocals by Ken Crossley. Recorded 13 February 1936. Crown 141.
  5. In A Vienna Beer Garden selection (Schrammel, Siencyski, Lehar) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, with vocals by Stella Roberta. Recorded 6 February 1936. Columbia FB1324.
  6. There's A New World (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Billy Scott Coomber and chorus. Recorded 28 August 1936. Rex 8857.
  7. I've Got My Love To Keep me Warm (Irving Berlin) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, with vocals by Harry Roy. Recorded 28 May 1937. Parlophone F850.
  8. That Old Feeling (Brown, Fain) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 17 November 1937. HMV BD5299.
  9. I'm Sending You The Siegfried Line (Parker, Charles, Cooper) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 15 September 1939. Rex 9634.
  10. Barrel House Boogie (Ammons, Johnson) Joe Daniels and his Hotshots. Recorded 1946. Parlophone F2184.

Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels

British Dance Band Show No. 57 'Broadcast' 22/01/10 - 28/01/10

  1. Dancing On The Ceiling (Hart, Rodgers) Van Phillips and his band, with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Recorded 12 November 1930. Columbia CB172.
  2. Evensong (Easthope Martin) Zonophone Salon Orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded March 1930. Zonophone 5574.
  3. Flame Of Desire (Savory, Danzar, Benoit) Sydney Kyte and his Piccadilly Hotel Band, with vocals by Norman Phillips. Recorded 11 January 1932. Regal MR517.
  4. We All Go Oo-Ha-Ha Together (Harrington, More, Wallace) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Payne and Bob Manning. Recorded 27 January 1931. Columbia CB221.
  5. Water Under the Bridge (Webster, Pollack) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, possibly directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 15 January 1935. HMV BD110.
  6. The General's Fast Asleep (Kennedy, Carr) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Evelyn Dall and the Rhythm Brothers: Clive Erard, Ronnie Hill, Jack Lorimer. Recorded 12 October 1935. Decca F5742.
  7. Harlem (Eddie Carroll, Bennie Moten) Syd Lipton and his Orchestra. Recorded 20 January 1937. Decca F6283.
  8. You Gotta Know How To Dance (Dubin, Warren) Six Swingers directed by by George Scott Wood, with vocals Sam Costa. Recorded 3 July 1936. Columbia FB1462.
  9. You've Got The Wrong Rumba (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Peggy Dell, and music arrangement by Melle Weersma. Recorded 7 October 1936. HMV BD5119.
  10. Daybreak (Grofe, Adamson) RAF Dance Orchestra directed by Jimmy Miller, with vocals by Jimmy Miller. Recorded 11 September 1942. Decca F8195.

Brian Lawrance

Brian Lawrance

British Dance Band Show No. 56 'Broadcast' 15/01/10 - 21/01/10

  1. My Little Fella And Me (Norman Hackforth) Vivien Lambelet, accompanied by Jack Padbury's Cosmo Six. Recorded January 1929. Piccadilly 198.
  2. Love Is Like That (Russell) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 22 September 1931. HMV B6074.
  3. Danube Waves (Donauwellen) (Ivanovici) Selecta Plectrum Orchestra directed by Pasquale Troise. Recorded 9 September 1930. Decca F1928.
  4. Lovable (Kahn, Woods) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 4 May 1932. Decca F2963.
  5. I Can't Dance I Got Ants In My Pants (Williams, Gaines) Valaida Snow, accompanied by Billy Mason and his orchestra. Recorded 19 January 1935. Parlophone F118.
  6. This'll Make You Whistle (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 6 March 1936. Decca F5922.
  7. This Year's Kisses (Irving Berlin) Harry Roy and his orchestra, with vocals by Bill Currie. Recorded 27 May 1937. Parlophone F850.
  8. My Heart Is Taking Lessons (Burke, Monaco) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 7 September 1938. Columbia FB2033.
  9. FDR Jones (Harold J. Rome) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals by Sam Browne and chorus. Recorded 28 August 1939. Decca F7185.
  10. I Surrender Dear (Harry Barris) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet. Recorded 3 March 1944. Parlophone R2946.

Vivien Lambelet

Vivien Lambelet

British Dance Band Show No. 55 'Broadcast' 08/01/10 - 14/01/10

  1. Sally selection: Look For The Silver Lining, Sally, All I Want To Do Do Do Is Dance, If I'm Dreaming, Wild Rose (Jerome Kern, Al Dubin, Joe Burke) London Orchestra directed by John Firman, with vocals by Maurice Elwin and Charles W. Saxby at the Kingsway organ. Recorded May 1930. Zonophone 5637.
  2. Lazy Day (Posford) West End Players, with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 23 September 1931. Mayfair DC2012.
  3. Twilight Waltz (Kennedy, Dobson) San Marino Piano Accordeon Syncopaters, with vocals by unknown singer. Recorded August 1931. Regal MR399.
  4. Leave The Pretty Girls Alone (Carson Robison) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Len Bermon. Recorded 3 January 1933. Columbia CB551.
  5. Balloons (Shawn, Magine) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 3 January 1933. Regal Zonophone MR800.
  6. If You Knew Susie (Bud de Sylva) Billy Mason and his orchestra. Recorded 7 May 1935. Decca F.5564.
  7. Alone (Freed, Brown) Mrs Jack Hylton and her band, with vocals by Ennis Parkes (Mrs Jack Hylton). Recorded 23 March 1936. Crown 167.
  8. Ten Pretty Girls (Kennedy, Grozs) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Sam Costa and Charles D. Smart at the organ. Recorded 6 August 1937. Rex 9103.
  9. Ain't It A Shame About Mame (Burke, Monaco) Witley Court Music Box directed by C.G. Heywood, with vocals by Joyce Head and Stephane Grappelly on violin. Recorded October 1941. HMV Special JH43.
  10. Jungle Drums (Ernesto Lecuona) Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Orchestra. Recorded June 1948. Decca F8945.

Edmundo Ros

Edmundo Ros

British Dance Band Show No. 54 'Broadcast' 31/12/09 - 7/01/10

  1. Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life (Victor Herbert) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band. Recorded 14 November 1928. Columbia 5145.
  2. Falling In Love Again (Connelly, Hollander) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded November 1930. Imperial 2372.
  3. Mausie (Graham, Abraham) Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood, with vocals by Charles Penrose and Kaye Connor. Recorded 14 October 1931. Broadcast 3116.
  4. I've Got An Invitation To A Dance (Symes, Neiburg, Levinson) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 January 1935. Decca F5373.
  5. You're Dancing On My Heart (Bryan, Meyers) Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra. Recorded 30 August 1935. Parlophone F240.
  6. Free (Kennedy, Carr) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Jack Payne. Recorded 28 August 1936. Rex 8857.
  7. Good Evening! Pretty Lady (Butler, Damerell, Evans) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded October 1936. Rex 8916.
  8. Man Of My Deams, Sky High Honeymoon (Meskill, Ray) Louis Levy and his Gaumont British Symphony, with vocals by Janet Lind, music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded October 1936. HMV BD368.
  9. If You Haven't Got Dreams (Kennedy) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 8 July 1942. Rex 10141.
  10. Ulterior Motif (Lippman) Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, with vocals by . Recorded in 1958. HMV POP543.

Jack Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 53 'Broadcast' 24/12/09 - 30/12/09

  1. Rosalie (Hugh Wade) Rhythmic Eight directed by Bert Firman. Recorded 6 June 1928. Ariel 1106 and Zonophone 5149.
  2. Dance of the Cuckoos (Hatley, Steinberg, Laurel, Hardy) Rudy Starita, xylophone and orchestra directed by Arthur Lally, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 29 September 1932. Decca F3186.
  3. If You Say Yes Cherie (Ray Noble) Billy Merrin and his Commanders with vocals by Billy Merrin. Recorded 15 September 1933. Edison Bell W6.
  4. Three's Company (Lew Davis) Lew Davis Trombone Trio (Lew Davis, Tony Thorpe, Ted Heath) and rhythm accompaniment. Recorded 13 November 1935. Decca F5804.
  5. I'm Going Home For Christmas (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Sydney Lipton's band with vocals by Chips Chippendall and chorus. Recorded 14 November 1935. Panachord 25808.
  6. I Can Wiggle My Ears (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Jack Cooper. Recorded 5 November 1935. Decca F5778.
  7. There's A Little Irish Colleen on Broadway (Jose Norman) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Wendy Clare and trio. Recorded 2 September 1938. Parlophone F1203.
  8. Nola (Arndt) New Mayfair Novelty Orchestra directed by Phil Green. Recorded December 1938. HMV BD641.
  9. They Say (Heyman-Mann, Weiss) Geraldo and his orchestra with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 10 January 1939. HMV BD5448.
  10. Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful (traditional) Wally Stott Orchestra. Recorded late 1954. Philips BBR8015.

Rudy Starita

Rudy Starita

British Dance Band Show No. 52 'Broadcast' 18/12/09 - 24/12/09

  1. She's Such A Comfort To Me (Furber, Parsons, Schwartz) Four Bright Sparks directed by Van Phillips with vocals by Billy Milton. Recorded 4 December 1929. Columbia 5661.
  2. Eleanor (Deppen) Zonophone Salon Orchestra directed by John Firman. Recorded March 1930. Zonophone 5574.
  3. Were You Sincere (Meskill, Rose) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 25 May 1931. HMV B6022.
  4. It's Time To Say Goodnight (Gibson, Hall) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall with vocals by Les Allen, music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 15 February 1934. Columbia CB716.
  5. Love Is Love, Anywhere (Harold Arlen) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded May 1934. Columbia DB1397.
  6. A Thick Thick Fog In London (Noel Gay) Billy Cotton and his Band with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 7 November 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1914.
  7. Gangway (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Alice Mann & the Swingtette. Recorded 31 May 1937. HMV BD5255.
  8. Moon At Sea (Peaso, Rose, Stock) Billy Thorburn and his music with vocals by Eddie Guray and trio. Recorded 26 August 1937. Parlophone F887.
  9. The Highland Swing (Grant, Johnston) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Ray Ellington. Recorded 2 September 1938. Parlophone F1203.
  10. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 19 June 1943. Decca F8327.

Billy Milton

Billy Milton

British Dance Band Show No. 51 'Broadcast' 11/12/09 - 17/12/09

  1. Mean To Me (Turk, Ahlert) Florida Club Dance Orch directed by Tommy Kinsman with vocals by Eddie Pola. Recorded July 1929. Piccadilly 335.
  2. White Horse Inn selection Im Saltzkammergut, Goodbye, It Would Be Wonderful (Stolz, Benatzky) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 19 April 1931. HMV C2205.
  3. That's My Home (Rene, Rene, Ellison) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Harry Roy. Recorded 5 April 1933. Parlophone R1497.
  4. There's No More You Can Say (Carter, Delettre) Elsie Carlisle accompanied by unknown orchestra. Recorded 31 October 1934. Decca F5288.
  5. Star Dust (Parish, Carmichael) Nat Gonella and his Georgians with vocals by Nat Gonella. Recorded 27 February 1935. Parlophone F132.
  6. Moon For Sale (Trevor, Henderson, Rosen) Roy Fox and his band with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 January 1936. HMV BD5016.
  7. We Saw The Sea (Irving Berlin) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals by Sam Costa and the Co-Harmonists. Recorded April 1936. Rex 8787.
  8. Just Let Me Look At You (Kern, Fields) Lew Stone and his Band with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 12 August 1938. Decca F6745.
  9. Lonely Sweetheart (Strauss, Dale, Miller) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Vera Lynn. Recorded 27 November 1939. Decca F7323.
  10. Flying Home (Goodman, Hampton) Buddy Featherstonhaugh & The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 20 November 1944. HMV B9400.

Elsie Carlisle

Elsie Carlisle

British Dance Band Show No. 50 'Broadcast' 04/12/09 - 10/12/09

  1. Lantern Of Love (Peck, Wenrich) Bert Firman's Dance Orch (as 'Hal Christie's Dance Orchestra'). Recorded 10 March 1927. Homochord D1086.
  2. Giovanna (Kountz) Arcadian's Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Charles W. Saxby, organ. Recorded 26 June 1929. Zonophone 5386.
  3. I'm Gonna Get You (Arnheim, Tobias, Lemare) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 25 May 1931. HMV B6022.
  4. Let's Fall In Love (Harold Arlen) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded May 1934. Columbia DB1397.
  5. Goodbye Hawaii (Leon, Towers, Robins, Appollon) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall with vocals by Dan Donovan. Recorded 5 January 1935. Columbia FB1005.
  6. Rhythm Is Our Business (Lunceford, Cahn, Chaplin) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood with vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 27 June 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1771.
  7. The Duck Song (Butler, Damerall, Evans) Billy Cotton and his Band with vocals by Alan Breeze, and Billy Cotton speaks. Recorded 7 November 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1914.
  8. Some Other Time (Coslow, Ilda) Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 22 November 1935. Parlophone F341.
  9. Says My Heart (Loesser, Lane) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 5 July 1938. Columbia FB2007.
  10. Cherokee (Ray Noble) Joe Loss Band, concert version as by 'Mel Rose and his Orchestra'. Recorded 17 July 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3116.

Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons

British Dance Band Show No. 49 'Broadcast' 27/11/09 - 02/12/09

  1. Bohemia (W.C. Polla) Billy Cotton's London Savannah Band. Recorded July 1928. Metropole 1045.
  2. Beyond The Blue Horizon (Robin, Whiting, Harling) Radio Melody Boys directed by Harry Hudson with vocals by Les Allen, with humming by Al Bowlly. Recorded March 1931. EBR 1478.
  3. Contented (Turk, Bestor) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Ivor Moreton. Recorded 5 April 1933. Parlophone R1497.
  4. Singin' In The Rain (Freed, Brown) Brian Lawrance and Quaglino's Quartet with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 20 November 1934. Panachord 25661.
  5. I Want To Hear Those Oldtime Melodies Again (Gilbert) Billy Reid and his Accordion Band with unknown vocal duo. Recorded December 1934. Panachord 25665.
  6. Did You Mean It? (Dixon, Greer) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Evelyn Dall. Recorded 3 December 1936. Decca F6226.
  7. Moon Or No Moon (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Tom Wareing. Recorded 31 May 1937. HMV BD5255.
  8. You Leave Me Breathless (Freed, Hollander) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 5 July 1938. Columbia FB2007.
  9. Ting-A-Ling (Britt, Little) Hatchett's Swingtette directed by Arthur Young with vocals by Beryl Davis, and violin Stephane Grappelly. Recorded 29 December 1939. Decca F7336.
  10. Ma-Ma-Maria (Lewis, Stock, Rose) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Phil Green, with vocals by Bernard Hunter. Recorded 1 October 1941. HMV BD5717.

Phil Green

Phil Green

British Dance Band Show No. 48 'Broadcast' 20/11/09 - 26/11/09

  1. Swinging Along (Stamper, Hay) Bert Firman's Dance Orch (as Eugene Brockman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 13 April 1927. Homochord D1108.
  2. Empty Hours (Zona) Arcadian's Dance Orchestra directed by John Firman with vocals by Maurice Elwin and Charles W. Saxby, organ. Recorded 26 June 1929. Zonophone 5386.
  3. It Must Be You (Eyton, Mayerl) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 15 October 1930. HMV B5911.
  4. Yes Mr Brown (How Do You Do, Mr Brown?) (Abraham) Arthur Lally and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne and Phyllis Robins. Recorded 25 November 1932. Panachord 25377.
  5. When You've Got A Little Springtime In Your Heart (Harry Woods) Jack Payne and his band with vocals by Jack Payne. Recorded April 1934. Rex 8227.
  6. I Ain't Got Nobody (Graham, Williams) Lew Stone and his Band with vocals by Tiny Winters. Recorded 28 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1561.
  7. Star Dust (Parish, Carmichael) Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood with vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 27 June 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1771.
  8. Three Brass Bells (arr. Andy Hodgkiss) Henry Hall and his Orchestra. Recorded 14 October 1937. Columbia FB1818.
  9. Medley: Love Is Here To Stay; Love Walked In (I & G Gershwin) Louis Levy and his Orchestra with vocals by Eve Becke. Recorded May 1938. Columbia FB1971.
  10. The Washing On The Siegfried Line (Kennedy, Carr) Flanagan and Allen accompanied by a band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7265.

Flanagan and Allen

Flanagan and Allen

British Dance Band Show No. 47 'Broadcast' 13/11/09 - 19/11/09

  1. Time Alone Will Tell (Gottler, Nicholls) Jerry Hoey and his band with vocals by Les Allen (as Fifth Avenue Dance Band). Recorded September 1931. Mayfair G2045.
  2. In A Monastery Garden (Albert Ketelbey) Mantovani and his Orchestra with vocals by Eddie Collis and chorus (as Gandino and his Orchestra). Recorded late 1930. Imperial 2199.
  3. Joey The Clown (Reeves, Myers) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Pat O'Malley assisted by Leslie Sarony. Recorded 13 November 1931. Decca F2700.
  4. Drums in My Heart (Heyman, Youmans) Arthur Lally and his Orchestra with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 30 June 1932. Decca F3057.
  5. Maria, My Own (Gilbert, Lecuona) Geraldo and his Rumba Orchestra. Recorded 18 October 1932. Columbia CB521.
  6. Rhythm Of The Rain (Meskill, Stern) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia FB1042.
  7. Memphis Blues (W C Handy) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by the Rhythm Sisters. Recorded 20 March 1935. Decca F5489.
  8. But Where Are You? (Irving Berlin) Jay Wilbur and his Band with vocals by Ronnie Hill. Recorded April 1936. Rex 8787.
  9. A Melody From The Sky (Mitchell, Alter) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded June 1936. Rex 8812.
  10. All Or Nothing At All (Altman, Lawrence) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 29 July 1943. Decca F8344.

Charlie Kunz

Charlie Kunz

British Dance Band Show No. 46 'Broadcast' 06/11/09 - 12/11/09

  1. Baby (Peck, Wenrich) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Hal Christie Dance Orchestra). Recorded 10 March 1927. Homochord D1086.
  2. I'm A Broken-Hearted Blackbird (Fields, McHugh) Billy Cotton's London Savannah Band with vocals by Joe Ferrie. Recorded July 1928. Metropole 1045.
  3. Doan' You Grieve (Hughes) Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra. Recorded 20 November 1932. Decca F3399.
  4. What Wouldja Like For Breakfast? (Walter Kent) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 7 March 1933. Brunswick 1486.
  5. Spin A Little Web Of Dreams (Fain, Kahal) Ray Noble and his Orchestra with vocals by Three Ginx. Recorded 7 March 1934. HMV B6469.
  6. On Treasure Island (Leslie, Burke) Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 22 November 1935. Parlophone F341.
  7. A Beautiful Lady In Blue (Lewis, Coots) Roy Fox and his band with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 4 January 1936. HMV BD5016.
  8. You Couldn't Be Cuter (Kern, Fields) Lew Stone and his Band with vocals by Al Bowlly and chorus. Recorded 12 August 1938. Decca F6745.
  9. Oh, You Crazy Moon (Burke, van Heusen) Joe Loss and his Band with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 11 October 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3159.
  10. Stage Coach (Eric Winstone) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 8 January 1942. Decca F8065.

Maurice Winnick

Maurice Winnick

British Dance Band Show No. 45 'Broadcast' 30/10/09 - 5/11/09

  1. I've Never Seen A Smile Like Yours (Johnson, Frazier) Tommy Kinsman Band with vocals by Harry Bentley (as Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys). Recorded December 1929. Piccadilly 444.
  2. Three's A Crowd (Dubin, Kahal, Warren) Syd Lipton and his Grosvenor House Band with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded September 1932. Zonophone 6208.
  3. He Was A Handsome Young Soldier (Pola, Carr) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Harry Roy, Bill Currie, Ivor Moreton. Recorded 26 October 1933. Parlophone R1671.
  4. Wagon Wheels (Hill, De Rose) Ray Noble and his Orchestra with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 7 March 1934. HMV B6469.
  5. Dear Old Southland, Bam Bam Bammy Shore, Charleston Back To Charleston, St Louis Blues, An Orange Grove In California, Broadway Melody Carlyle Cousins, vocals accompanied by Quaglino's Quartet. Recorded October 1934. Decca F5276.
  6. June In January (Robin, Rainger) Billy Reid and his Accordion Band with vocals by Alan Kane? Recorded January 1935. Panachord 25665.
  7. Streamline Strut (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his Orchestra. Recorded 20 March 1935. Decca F5489.
  8. Home Town (Kennedy, Carr) Billy Thorburn and his Music with vocals by Eddie Guray and trio. Recorded 30 September 1937. Parlophone F912.
  9. Rosalie (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 24 January 1938. Columbia FB1884.
  10. Parry Party (Neville) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet. Recorded 26 May 1944. Parlophone R2950.

Sydney Lipton

Sydney Lipton

British Dance Band Show No. 44 'Broadcast' 23/10/09 - 29/10/09

  1. The Riff Song (Sigmund Romberg) Bert Firman's Dance Orch (as Eugene Brockman's Dance Orchestra). Recorded 13 April 1927. Homochord D1108.
  2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh) Rhythmic Eight directed by Bert Firman with vocals by Maurice Elwin. Recorded 24 May 1928. Zonophone 5148.
  3. Running Round The Trees (Sarony) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Leslie Sarony and Pat O'Malley. Recorded 11 November 1931. Decca F2700.
  4. Now That You're Gone (Kahn, Fiorito) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 5 April 1932. Columbia CB805.
  5. Love, Forever I Adore You (Sonny Miller, Giulio de Michell) Teddy Joyce and his Orchestra with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 5 November 1934. HMV B6543.
  6. Solitude (Duke Ellington) Lew Stone and his Band. Recorded 28 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1561.
  7. Robins And Roses (Leslie, Burke) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded June 1936. Rex 8812.
  8. One, Two, Button Your Shoe (Johnston, Burke) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 30 December 1936. Decca F6248.
  9. On The Sentimental Side (Burke, Monaco) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 7 September 1938. Columbia FB2033.
  10. Ridin' Home (Carr, Smith) Joe Loss and his Band with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 11 October 1939. Regal Zonophone MR3159.

Maurice Elwin

Maurice Elwin

British Dance Band Show No. 43 'Broadcast' 16/10/09 - 22/10/09

  1. Muddy Water (De Rose, Richman) Murray's Melody Makers with vocals by Chick Endor. Recorded 2 September 1927. EBW 4736.
  2. Just Imagine (Campbell, Connelly) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 20 October 1930. HMV B5918.
  3. In A Persian Market (Albert Ketelbey) Gandino and his Orchestra directed by Annunzio Mantovani. Recorded late 1930. Imperial 2199.
  4. It's Not You (Charig) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 30 January 1931. HMV B5971.
  5. Ev'ry Day's A Lucky Day (Carlton) Arthur Lally and his Orchestra with vocals by Al Bowlly and another. Recorded 30 June 1932. Decca F3057.
  6. In Town Tonight (Eric Coates) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arrangement by Ben Frankel. Recorded 15 February 1934. Columbia CB716.
  7. The Continental (Magidson, Conrad) Lew Stone and his Band with vocals by Nat Gonella, Alfie Noakes, Joe Ferrie, Joe Crossman. Recorded 10 November 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1503.
  8. Scatterbrain (Keane, Bean, Burke, Masters) Hatchett's Swingtette directed by Arthur Young with vocals by Beryl Davis and featauring Stephane Grappelli, violin. Recorded 29 December 1939. Decca F7336.
  9. Gone With The Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) Harry Parry and his Radio Sextet. Recorded December 1944. Parlophone R2950.
  10. All Of My Life (Irving Berlin) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Bob Arden. Recorded 9 May 1944. Decca F8431.

Pat O'Malley

Pat O'Malley

British Dance Band Show No. 42 'Broadcast' 09/10/09 - 15/10/09

  1. Yale Blues (Vivian Ellis) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita. Recorded 6 October 1927. Columbia 4603.
  2. The Voice Of The Old Village Choir (Kahn, Woods) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons with vocals by Jack Plant and chorus. Recorded 1 June 1932. Columbia CB463.
  3. I Was In The Mood (Pola, Carr) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals by Harry Roy, and Bill Currie. Recorded 26 October 1933. Parlophone R1671.
  4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Harbach, Kern) Lew Stone and his Band with vocals by Alan Kane. Recorded 10 November 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1503.
  5. Why Did She Fall For The Leader Of The Band? (Kennedy, Carr) Jay Wilbur and his Band with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded January 1936. Rex 8722.
  6. Pennies From Heaven (Johnston, Burke) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 30 December 1936. Decca F6248.
  7. I Know Now (Dubin, Warren) Billy Thorburn and his Music with vocals by Helen Raymond. Recorded 30 December 1937. Columbia F912.
  8. Whispering (Schonberger) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 31 August 1938. Parlophone F1214.
  9. Run, Rabbit, Run (Gay, Butler) Flanagan and Allen accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7265.
  10. Cruising Down The River (Beadell, Tollerton) Lou Preager and his Orchestra with vocals by Paul Rich. Recorded 7 December 1945. Columbia FB3180.

Billy Thorburn

Billy Thorburn

British Dance Band Show No. 41 'Broadcast' 02/10/09 - 08/10/09

  1. My One And Only (I & G Gershwin) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band with vocals by Hal Swain. Recorded 22 October 1928. Regal G9251.
  2. Song Hits, medley Would You Like To Take A Walk, Reaching For The Moon, You're Driving Me Crazy (Dixon, Rose, Warren; Berlin; Donaldson) Len Fillis and his Novelty Orchestra with vocals by Les Allen. Recorded 6 May 1931. Columbia DB516.
  3. Elegy (Hughes) Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra. Recorded 1 April 1932. Decca F3004.
  4. Little Nell (Divina) Lew Stone and his Band with comic voices provided by Tiny Winters, Jim Easton, Al Bowlly, Nat Gonella. Recorded 10 January 1933. Decca F3384.
  5. Over My Shoulder (Harry Woods) Jack Payne and his band with vocals by Ronnie Genarder. Recorded April 1934. Rex 8227.
  6. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day (Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman) Ray Noble and his Orchestra with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 31 May 1934. HMV B6491.
  7. I've Got Beginner's Luck (I & G Gershwin) Roy Fox and his Orchestra with vocals by Mary Lee. Recorded 29 May 1937. HMV BD5224.
  8. Love Walked In (I & G Gershwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 3 May 1938. Columbia FB1972.
  9. I've Been Doing All Right; Charlie McCarthy (I & G Gershwin) Louis Levy and his Orchestra with vocals by Gerry Fitzgerald. Recorded May 1938. Columbia FB1971.
  10. Oasis (Eric Winstone) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 28 August 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3540.

Mary Lee

Mary Lee

British Dance Band Show No. 40 'Broadcast' 25/09/09 - 1/10/09

  1. Here Am I Broken-Hearted (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Kit Kat Band directed by Al Starita with vocals by Eddie Collis. Recorded 7 September 1927. Columbia 4553.
  2. Glad Rag Doll (Yellen, Dougherty, Ager) Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood with vocals by Tom Barratt, and xylophone played by Teddy Brown. Recorded 11 July 1929. Broadcast 2505.
  3. Tu Sais (You Know) (Walters, Erwards, Gartman) George Metaxa accompanied by small group including Harry Jacobson, piano. Recorded 16 September 1929. HMV B3164.
  4. Bananas (Samuels, Whitcup) Lew Stone and his band with vocals by Joe Crossman. Recorded 10 January 1933. Decca F3384.
  5. Let Me Give My Happiness To You (George Posford) Carroll Gibbons & His Boyfriends. Recorded 30 March 1933. Columbia DB1099.
  6. Klondyke Kate (Connor, Lisbona) Harry Leader and his band with vocals by Clarence Wright and another. Recorded 6 November 1935. Columbia FB1217.
  7. I've Got A Feeling You're Fooling (Freed, Brown) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded December 1935. Rex 8681.
  8. She Shall Have Music (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jay Wilbur and his Band with vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded January 1936. Rex 8722.
  9. Little Old Lady (Adams, Carmichael) Ambrose and his orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 26 October 1937. Decca F6504.
  10. As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld) Adelaide Hall accompanied by orchestra directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded February 1943. Decca F8292.

Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 39 'Broadcast' 17/09/09 - 24/09/09

  1. Just The Same (Walter Donaldson) Piccadilly Revels Band directed Ray Starita with vocals by Ray, Al and Rudy Starita. Recorded 6 October 1927. Columbia 4603.
  2. Singapore Sal (Weinberg, Koppell, Stone) Tommy Kinsman Band (as Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys) with vocals Harry Bentley. Recorded December 1929. Piccadilly 444.
  3. And Her mother Came Too, We'll Have A Little Cottage, Ca c'est Paris (Novello, Padilla) John Watts 'Songs of the Shows' featuring Anona Winn and Reginald Purdell, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Recorded October 1932. Decca F3408.
  4. Same Old Moon (Rose, Baskette) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall with vocals Val Rosing. Music arrangement by Peter Yorke. Recorded 18 August 1932. Columbia CB496.
  5. Something Came And Caught Me In The Spring (Scholl, Schwarz, Rich) Jack Payne and his band with vocals Jack Payne and trio. Recorded May 1933. Imperial 2872.
  6. The Last Round-up (Billy Hill) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 13 October 1933. Brunswick 1607.
  7. Roy Club Rag (Harry Roy) Harry Roy's Tigerragamuffins. Recorded 19 April 1937. Parlophone F788.
  8. Will You Remember? (Young, Romberg) Roy Fox and his Orchestra with vocals Denny Dennis. Recorded 29 May 1937. HMV BD5224.
  9. That Old Feeling (Sammy Fain, Nacio Herb Brown) Joe Loss and his band with vocals Chick Henderson. Recorded 5 November 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2610.
  10. Commando Patrol (Gray, Ridley, Bousher) RAF Dance Orchestra directed by Sgt. Jimmie Miller. Recorded 27 July 1943. Decca F8364.

Anona Winn

Anona Winn

British Dance Band Show No. 38 'Broadcast' 10/09/09 - 16/09/09

  1. 'S Wonderful (I & G Gershwin) Hal Swain's Café Royal Band with vocals Hal Swain. Recorded 22 October 1928. Regal G9251.
  2. Fairy On The Clock (Sherman Myers) New Mayfair Dance Orch directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 13 November 1929. HMV B5737.
  3. Oh Donna Clara (Petersburski, Kennedy) Bennie Loban and his Music Weavers with vocals Bob & Alf Pearson. Recorded December 1930. Sterno 598.
  4. Betty Co-ed (Fogarty, Vallee) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton + 1. Recorded 13 February 1931. HMV B5987.
  5. A Couple Of Fools In Love (Valetine, Johns, Broones) Ray Noble and his Orchestra with vocals Al Bowlly. Recorded 20 June 1933. HMV B6366.
  6. We'll All Go Riding On A Rainbow (Harry Woods) Jack Jackson and his Orchestra with vocals Jack Jackson and the band. Recorded 19-October 1933. HMV B6415.
  7. Power House (Raymond Scott) Ambrose and his orchestra. Recorded 27 July 1937. Decca F6468.
  8. In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter) Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals Anne Lenner and George Melachrino. Recorded 24 January 1938. Columbia FB1884.
  9. Faithful Forever (Robin, Rainger) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 13 December 1939. Rex 9703.
  10. Sarah, Sarah (Bradbury, Noel, Pelosi) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals Alan Breeze + trio. Recorded 23 August 1940. Rex 9855.

Bennie Loban

Bennie Loban

British Dance Band Show No. 37 'Broadcast' 03/09/09 - 09/09/09

  1. There Are Eyes (Clay Keyes) Sung by Melville Gideon, accompanied by a small orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 22 August 1928. HMV B2815.
  2. You're Driving Me Crazy (Walter Donaldson) Harry Hudson's Band with vocals Al Bowlly, Les Allen. Recorded January 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1458.
  3. Dinah (Lewis, Young, Akst) Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra. Recorded 20 November 1932. Decca F3399.
  4. All Over Italy (Butler, Munro) Jack Payne and his band with vocals Jack Payne and others. Recorded May 1933. Imperial 2872.
  5. It's The Talk Of The Town (Symes, Neiburg, Levinson) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 13 October 1933. Brunswick 1607.
  6. I Saw Stars (Lewis, Coots) Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals Harry Bentley. Recorded 23 October 1934. Columbia CB803.
  7. Sitting Beside Of You / What Are You Going To Do? (Waller, Tunbridge) The Masqueraders directed from the piano by George Scott Wood. Recorded 8 September 1934. Columbia CB789.
  8. Love Is Like A Cigarette (Kent, Jerome) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz with vocals George Barclay. Recorded December 1935. Rex 8681.
  9. Rhymes of the Times (Park) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Jack Cooper, Les Carew, Max Bacon. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7267.
  10. Light Cavalry (Suppe) Harry Roy and his band. Recorded 16 February 1942. Regal Zonophone MR 3614.

George Barclay

George Barclay

British Dance Band Show No. 36 'Broadcast' 28/08/09 - 02/09/09

  1. Roses Of Yesterday (Irving Berlin) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 9 November 1928. HMV B5565.
  2. Wedding Of The Painted Doll (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) Manhattan Melodymakers directed by Harry Bidgood with vocals Tom Barratt, and xylophone solos by Teddy Brown. Recorded 11 July 1929. Broadcast 2505.
  3. Bye Bye Blues (Hamm, Bennett, Lown, Gray) Ambrose and his orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Music arrangement and piano, Bert Read. Recorded 13 October 1930. HMV B5908.
  4. No More Heartaches, No More Tears (King, Towers, Wallace) Jack Payne and his band with vocals Jack Payne. Recorded February 1934. Rex 8122.
  5. In A Little Gypsy Tearoom (Leslie, Burke) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band with vocals Cavan O'Connor, directed by Harry Bidgood. Recorded July 1935. Rex 8565.
  6. Shall We Dance selection part 1 They Can't Take That Away from Me, I've Got Beginner's Luck, They All Laughed (I & G Gershwin) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Sam Costa and the Rhythm Brothers (Clive Erard, Frank Trafford and Jack Trafford). Recorded 6 September 1937. Rex 9125.
  7. Shall We Dance selection part 2 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Shall We Dance, Slap That Bass, They Can't Take That Away from Me (I & G Gershwin) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Sam Costa and the Rhythm Brothers (Clive Erard, Frank Trafford and Jack Trafford). Recorded 6 September 1937. Rex 9125.
  8. Limehouse Blues (Philip Braham) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots. Recorded 31 August 1938. Parlophone F1214.
  9. Sons Of The Old Contemptibles (Watson, Denby, Lynton) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals Alan Breeze. Recorded 23 August 1940. Rex 9855.
  10. You'll Never Know (Gordon, Warren) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Anne Shelton. Recorded 1 July 1943. Decca F8328.

Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton

British Dance Band Show No. 35 'Broadcast' 21/08/09 - 27/08/09

  1. Eat More Fruit (Rule, Stogden) Stan Greening and his band (as the Corona Dance Orchestra), with unknown vocal. Recorded January 1925. Regal G8329.
  2. Ecstacy (Sydney Baynes) Zonophone Salon Orchestra, directed by Leo Kahn. Recorded 20 June 1929. Zonophone 5387.
  3. Sweet Jennie Lee (Walter Donaldson) Harry Hudson's Band with vocals by Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded January 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1458.
  4. Reaching For The Moon (Irving Berlin) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 16 January 1931. HMV B5985.
  5. Swingin' The Lead (George Scott Wood) The Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood. Recorded 14 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1841.
  6. Love Is Here To Stay (I & G Gershwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 3 May 1938. Columbia FB1972.
  7. Sympathy (Friml, Harbach, Kahn) Ambrose and his orchestra with vocals by Vera Lynn. Recorded 18 October 1937. Decca F6504.
  8. Nasty Uncle Adolf (Park) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 29 September 1939. Decca F7267.
  9. It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day (Neiburg, Timburg, Sharples) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals by Sam Browne & the 3 J's. Recorded 13 December 1939. Rex 9703.
  10. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Gordon, Warren) Harry Roy and his band with vocals by Renee Lister. Recorded 16 February 1942. Regal Zonophone MR 3614.

Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn

British Dance Band Show No. 34 'Broadcast' 14/08/09 - 20/08/09

  1. Why Is The Bacon So Tough? (Arkell, Prentice) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Leonard Henry. Recorded 27 November 1928. HMV B5565.
  2. Finesse (Maltin, Doll) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 13 November 1929. HMV B5737.
  3. Good Evenin' (Seymour, O'Flynn, Hoffman) Ambrose and his orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Music arranged by Lew Stone. Recorded 26 September 1930. HMV B5908.
  4. Making Conversation (Harry Carlton) Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra with vocals/speech by Phyllis Robins and Les Allen, and additional speech by Len Bermon and Henry Hall. Recorded 25 October 1933. Columbia CB674.
  5. Blue Prelude (Bishop, Jenkins) Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band with vocals by Al Bowlly. Music arranged by Lew Stone and Con Lamaprecht. Recorded 15 September 1933. Decca F3675.
  6. Dreaming A Dream (Waller, Tunbridge) The Masqueraders, directed from the piano by George Scott Wood. Recorded 8 September 1934. Columbia CB789.
  7. For All We Know (Lewis, Coots) Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by Harry Bentley. Recorded 23 October 1934. Columbia CB803.
  8. Weather Man (Caesar, Chase) Six Swingers directed from the piano by George Scott Wood, with vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 13 September 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1841.
  9. You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming (Friend, Franklin) Joe Loss and his band with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 5 November 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2610.
  10. Lambeth Walk (Douglas Furber, Noel Gay) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 21 January 1938. Rex 9232.

Harry Bentley

Harry Bentley

British Dance Band Show No. 33 'Broadcast' 07/08/09 - 13/08/09

  1. Girl Shy (Herbert Rule) Stan Greening and his band (as the Corona Dance Orchestra). Recorded January 1925. Regal G8329.
  2. I've Finished With Lily For Ever (Schwabach, Egan) Florida Club Dance Orchestra directed by Tommy Kinsman, with vocals by Eddie Pola. Recorded July 1929. Piccadilly 335.
  3. 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 (Noel Coward) London Orchestra directed by John Firman, with Charles W. Saxby at the organ. Recorded 9 October 1928. Zonophone 5220.
  4. Pagan Love Song (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) Sung by George Metaxa, accompanied by a small band with Harry Jacobson, piano. Recorded 16 September 1929. HMV B3164.
  5. She's A Very Good Friend Of A Friend Of Mine (O'Flynn, Flynn, Wendling) Jack Hylton and his orchestra with vocals by Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton and another. Recorded 13 February 1931. HMV B5985.
  6. Au Revoir (Hakins, Blair, King) George Scott Wood and his Orchestra with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 23 March 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1285.
  7. Call Me Sweetheart (Leon, Towers, Nicholls) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded July 1935. Rex 8565.
  8. Stratton Street Strut (Polo) Danny Polo and his Kings of Swing. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6518.
  9. Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight (Schuster, Symes, Powell) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals by Alan Breeze. Recorded 30 May 1938. Rex 9309.
  10. Last Night I Had That Dream Again (O. Wallace) Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals by Rita Williams. Recorded 15 November 1945. Columbia FB3173.

Alan Breeze

Alan Breeze

British Dance Band Show No. 32 'Broadcast' 30/07/09 - 7/08/09

  1. There's Happiness Ahead (Flynn, Burns) Sung by Maurice Elwin accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded 16 April 1929. Zonophone 5335.
  2. Destiny Waltz (Sydney Baynes) Zonophone Salon Orchestra, directed by Leo Kahn. Recorded 20 June 1929. Zonophone 5387.
  3. Swaller Tail Coat (Bob Miller) Roy Fox and his band with vocals Sid Buckman. Recorded 4 May 1934. Decca F3987.
  4. I'm Gonna Take My Mother Out Tonight (Leon, Towers) Brian Lawrance with his Quaglino's Quartet. Recorded 12 June 1934. Decca F5807.
  5. The Wheel Of The Wagon Is Broken (Box, Cox, Carr) Lew Stone and his band with vocals Alfie Noakes. Recorded 19 August 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1831.
  6. Gangway (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Evelyn Dall. Recorded 28 April 1937. Decca F6473.
  7. Donkey Serenade (Friml, Stothart, Chester, Wright) Ben Frankel Orchestra. Recorded 1 November 1937. HMV BD5296.
  8. The King Is Still In London (Campbell-Hunter, Charles) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 4 March 1941. Columbia FB2593.
  9. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) Arthur Young and the Hatchett Quartette with vocals Beryl Davis, and featuring Stephane Grappelly, violin. Recorded 24 February 40. Decca F7644.
  10. I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo (Gordon, Warren) RAF Dance Orchestra with vocals Sid Colin. Recorded 11 January 1943. Decca F8261.

Stephane Grappelly

Stephane Grappelly

British Dance Band Show No. 31 'Broadcast' 23/07/09 - 30/07/09

  1. Happy Feet (Yellen, Ager) Harry Hudson's Melody Men with vocals Les Allen and Al Bowlly. Recorded September 1930. EBW 5160.
  2. Il est charmant - selection. I'll Try At Once, Charm School, With A Pretty Girl (Raoul Moretti) Alfredo Campoli and his salon orchestra. Recorded March 1932. Decca F2950.
  3. 99 out of a Hundred (Lewis, Sherman) Jack Hylton and his orchestra with vocals Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton + 1. Recorded 13 February 1931. HMV B5987.
  4. I Took My Harp To A Party (Carter, Gay) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall with vocals Phyllis Robins. Recorded 25 October 1933. Columbia CB674.
  5. That's Because You're Here With Me (John Raymond) Billy Merrin and his Commanders with vocals Ken Crossley. Recorded 13 February 1936. Crown 141.
  6. So Long As We're Together (Wood) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur with vocals Cyril Grantham. Recorded 8 April 1936. Crown 187.
  7. Me And My Girl (Furber, Gay) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals Alan Breeze. Recorded 21 January 1938. Rex 9232.
  8. Goosey, Goosey (Will Glahe) Harry Roy and his band. Featuring Stanley Black, piano. Recorded 9 May 1939. Parlophone F1452.
  9. Elmer's Tune (Albrecht, Gallop, Jurgens) Ambrose and his orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 8 January 1942. Decca F8065.
  10. Jealousy (Gade, May) Geraldo and his orchestra with vocals by Georgina. Recorded 17 August 1942. Parlophone F1937.

Alfredo Campoli

Alfredo Campoli

British Dance Band Show No. 30 'Broadcast' 17/07/09 - 22/07/09

  1. Who Do You Love? (Grey, Miller, Waller, Tunbridge) Debroy Somers Band with vocals Dan Donovan. Recorded 9 October 1931. Columbia CB363.
  2. My Lady Dainty (Hesse) London Novelty Orchestra directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 28 August 1930. Regal MR200.
  3. Leave The Rest To Nature (Val Valentine, Arthur Young) Ambrose and his orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 19 June 1931. HMV B6039.
  4. A Million Dreams (Lewis, Kahn) Roy Fox and his band with vocals Jack Plant. Recorded 22 November 1932. Decca F3306.
  5. I Wish I Were Twins (Loesser, de Lange, Meyer) Valaida, accompanied by Billy Mason & his orchestra. Recorded 18 January 1935. Parlophone F118.
  6. You Can't Do That There 'ere (Rolls, Wallace) Harry Leader and his band with vocal trio . Recorded 6 November 1935. Columbia FB1217.
  7. Alone At A Table For Two (Hill, Richman, Fio Rito) Jay Wilbur and his orchestra with vocals Sam Costa, Charles D. Smart at the organ. Recorded March 1936. Rex 8753.
  8. Flower Of My Dreams -El Capullito de Aleli (Hernandez) Henry Jacques Orchestra. Recorded 10 July 1936. HMV BD5114.
  9. Shall We Dance (I & G Gershwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals Anne Lenner and George Melachrino. Recorded 2 June 1937. Columbia FB1705.
  10. Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Hershey, Swander) Oscar Rabin and his band with vocals Alan Dean and Beryl Davis. Recorded 24 April 1942. Decca F8124.

Harry Leader

Harry Leader

British Dance Band Show No. 29 'Broadcast' 10/07/09 - 16/07/09

  1. The Thought Never Entered My Head (Parsons, Novello) Four Bright Sparks with vocals Billy Milton. Recorded 4 December 1929. Columbia 5661.
  2. Les Millions D'Arlequin - serenade (Riccardo Drigo) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. New Gallery Cinema organ, Claude Ivy. Recorded 11 November 1927. HMV B5391.
  3. Do Something (Bud Green, Sam Stept) Alfredo's Band (directed by Alfred Gill) with vocals Eddie Grossbart. Recorded September 1929. Edison Bell Radio 1247.
  4. Foolish Facts (?) Tuff Guys (vocals Al Bowlly and Les Allen) with Harry Hudson's band. Recorded 8 December 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1586.
  5. An Evening In Caroline (Walter Donaldson) Len Fillis and his Hawaiian Orchestra with vocals Carlyle Cousins. Recorded March 1932. Decca F2885.
  6. Cabin In The Cotton (Parish, Perkins) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded 7 July 1932. Columbia DB899.
  7. Why Stars Come Out At Night (Ray Noble) Lew Stone and his band with vocals Joy Worth. Recorded 19 August 1935. Regal Zonophone MR1831.
  8. Let's Put Our Heads Together (Harburg, Arlen) Joe Loss and his band with vocals Chick Henderson. Recorded 1 April 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2434.
  9. Two Shadows In The Moonlight (Smith, Harrington, Goer) Billy Thorburn and his music with vocals Eddie Guray. Recorded 26 August 1937. Parlophone F887.
  10. Three Little Sisters (Taylor, Mizzy) Geraldo and his orchestra with vocals Beryl Davis, Georgina, Doreen Villiers, George Evans, Len Camber. Recorded 17 August 1942. Parlophone F1937.

Len Fillis

Len Fillis

British Dance Band Show No. 28 'Broadcast' 03/07/09 - 09/07/09

  1. While The Sahara Sleeps (Horatio Nicholls (Lawrence Wright)) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reggie Batten. Recorded 1 November 1926. HMV B5158.
  2. Don't Be So Unkind (Butler, Wright) Clarkson Rose accomp. by band diected by John Firman. Recorded 15 October 1929. Zonophone 5454.
  3. The Day You Came Along (Coslow, Johnston) BBC Dance Orchestra dir. Henry Hall with vocals Les Allen. Music arrangement by Arthur Lally. Recorded 16 October 1933. Columbia CB672.
  4. I'll Be Faithful (Washington, Wrubel) Billy Merrin and his Commanders with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 12 January 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1210.
  5. True (Samuels, Whitcup) Roy Fox and his band with vocals Peggy Dell. Recorded 4 May 1934. Decca F3987.
  6. Let's Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) Rhythm Rascals directed by Jay Wilbur with vocals Ronnie Hill. Recorded 1 May 1936. Crown 187.
  7. Pennies From Heaven (Burke, Johnston) Teddy Foster and his Kings of Swing with vocals Teddy Foster. Recorded 20 November 1936. HMV BD5154.
  8. A Sailboat In The Moonlight (Lombardo, Loeb) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Sam Costa. Recorded 6 August 1937. Rex 9103.
  9. Dancing Doll (Poupee Valsante) (Eduard Poldini) Albert Sandler Trio. Recorded January 1941. Columbia DB2004.
  10. The Moment I Saw You (Purcell, Sherwin) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals Rita Williams. Recorded 15 November 1945. Columbia FB3173.

Albert Sandler

Albert Sandler

British Dance Band Show No. 27 'Broadcast' 26/06/09 - 02/07/09

  1. Maybe (She'll Phone Me) (Turk, Snyder, Ahlert) Jeffries & his Rialto Orchestra. Recorded April, 1924. Aco G15439.
  2. Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On (West, McCaffrey, Ringle) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Billy Scott Coomber and another. Recorded 3 September 1931. Imperial 2546.
  3. I Laughed So Hard I Nearly Died (Arthur Fields, Fred Hall) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals Fred Douglas. Recorded 19 November 1932. Regal Zonophone MR747.
  4. Happy-Go-Lucky You (And Broken-Hearted Me) (Murray, Goodhart, Hoffman) Nat Star and his band (as Louis Ramel & his band) with vocals Tom Barratt. Recorded September 1932. Homophone 4in1 6.
  5. Jealousy (May, Gade) Geraldo's Gaucho Tango Orchestra with vocals Gino Berni. Recorded 20 January 1932. Columbia CB417.
  6. Faint Harmony (Carter, Ellis) Lew Stone and his band with vocals Al Bowlly. Recorded 15 February 1934. Decca F3883.
  7. In The Chapel In The Moonlight (Billy Hill) Roy Fox and his band with vocals Denny Dennis. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5155.
  8. With Plenty of Money And You (Dubin, Warren) Joe Loss and his band with vocals Chick Henderson. Recorded 1 April 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2434.
  9. Heart And Soul (Loesser, Carmichael) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Pat O'Regan. Recorded 30 December 1938. Rex 9475.
  10. You Rhyme With Everything That's Beautiful (Reisfeld, Stoner) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Anne Shelton. Recorded 29 July 1943. Decca F8344.

Joe Loss

Joe Loss

British Dance Band Show No. 26 'Broadcast' 19/06/09 - 25/06/09

  1. Go Home And Tell Your Mother (Fields, McHugh) Eddie Grossbart and his band with vocals Eddie Grossbart. Recorded January 1931. Edison Bell Winner 5234.
  2. Mosquitoes' Parade (Howard Whitney) London Novelty Orchestra, probably studio band directed by Stan Greening. Recorded 28 August 1930. Regal MR200.
  3. When Yuba Played The Rumba On The Tuba (Herman Hupfeld) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 1 June 1932. HMV B6190.
  4. Beat O' My Heart (Spina, Burke) Ray Noble and his Orchestra with vocals Al Bowlly. Recorded 1 June 1934. HMV B6491.
  5. Let's Fall In Love (Koehler, Arlen) George Scott Wood Orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 23 March 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1285.
  6. Fascinating Rhythm (G & I Gershwin) Nat Gonella and his Georgians with vocals Nat Gonella. Recorded 15 July 1935. Parlophone F192.
  7. Say The Word And It's Yours (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra with vocals by the Radio Three (Joy Worth, Kay Cavendish, Ann Carring). Recorded 27 November 1935. Rex 8669.
  8. Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Jack Cooper. Recorded 5 November 1935. Decca F5778.
  9. Let The People Sing (Gay, Eyton, Grant) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with vocals Celia Lipton. Recorded 1 February 1940. HMV BD5562.
  10. Don't You Ever Cry (Alan, Bradbury) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals Harry Roy. Recorded 3 Jun 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3311.

Nat Gonella

Nat Gonella

British Dance Band Show No. 25 'Broadcast' 12/06/09 - 18/06/09

  1. Wob-a-ly Walk (Green, Warren) Jay Whidden and his band (as Fifth Avenue Dance Band) with vocals Phil Arnold. Recorded April 1928. Metropole 1024.
  2. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Clare, Stept) Jerry Hoey and his band with vocals Les Allen. Recorded September 1931. Mayfair G2045.
  3. I'm Just Wild About Harry (Sissle, Blake) Jimmy Dorsey playing alto-sax and clarinet, accompanied by Spike Hughes and his Three Blind Mice. Recorded 15 July 1930. Decca F1876.
  4. Paradise (waltz) (Brown, Clifford) Jack Payne and his band with vocals Billy Scott Coomber (as Jack Gordon). Recorded July 1932. Imperial 2721.
  5. Up The Old Narkovians (Leslie Holmes, Leslie Sarony) Sydney Lipton and his band with vocals Chips Chippendall and chorus. Recorded 14 November 1935. Panachord 25808.
  6. Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy, Tierney) Henry Jacques and his Orchestra. Recorded 10 July 1936. HMV BD5114.
  7. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (Ira & George Gershwin) Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocals George Melachrino and Anne Lenner. Recorded 2 June 1937. Columbia F1705.
  8. Two Dreams Got Together (Friend, Franklin) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals Alan Breeze. Recorded 22 April 1938. Rex 9290.
  9. My Wubba Dolly (Kay & Sue Werner) Evelyn Dall, possibly accompanied by members of the Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded 1 February 1940. Decca F7410.
  10. Champagne (Harry Parry) Harry Parry & His Radio Rhythm Club Sextet. Recorded 19 July 1941. Parlophone R2817.

Les Allen

Les Allen

British Dance Band Show No. 24 'Broadcast' 05/06/09 - 11/06/09

  1. Garden In The Rain (Dyrenforth, Gibbons) George Metaxa accompanied by Carroll Gibbons, piano, and members of the New Mayfair Orchestra. Recorded 20 July 1928. HMV B2801.
  2. Stop The Sun, Stop The Moon (Cook, Robinson) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 2 June 1932. HMV B6190.
  3. She Was Only Somebody's Daughter (The Western Brothers) Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Orchestra with vocals Carson Robison and spoken words by Max Kester. Recorded 25 August 1932. HMV B6235.
  4. In A Shelter From A Shower (Brewer, Whiting, Leveen) Lew Stone and his band with vocals Al Bowlly. Recorded 16 March 1934. Decca F3942.
  5. Sleepy Head (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) Pat Hyde with Edgar Jackson's Orchestra. Recorded 20 July 1934. Parlophone R1890.
  6. Three Of A Kind (Lew Davis) Lew Davis Trombone Trio (Lew Davis, Tony Thorpe, Ted Heath), and members of the Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded 13 November 1935. Decca F5804.
  7. The Darling of the Guards (Meskill, Ingram, Nicholls) Jack Payne and his band with vocals Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded January 1936. Rex 8693.
  8. So Do I (Johnston, Burke) Roy Fox and his band with vocals Denny Dennis. Recorded 29 December 1936. HMV BD5155.
  9. There's A Moon On The Mountain (Byron, Jerome) Jay Wilbur and his band with vocals Bob and Alf Pearson. Recorded 24 November 1938. Rex 9444.
  10. When Our Dreams Grow Old (melody Plaisir D'Amour) (Pola, Stellar) Harry Roy and his Orchestra with vocals Victor Carne. Recorded 3 June 1940. Regal Zonophone MR3311.

Denny Dennis

Denny Dennis

British Dance Band Show No. 23 'Broadcast' 29/5/09 - 04/06/09

  1. When Do We Dance (Gershwin) Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra (as Newton Carlisle and his Dance Orchestra). Recorded 8 September 1926. Homochord D1018.
  2. My Blue Heaven (Whiting, Donaldson) Whispering Jack Smith, accompanied by members of the Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded 10 January 1928. HMV B2665.
  3. 'White Horse Inn' selction: The White Horse Inn, Your Eyes, My Song Of Love, You Too (Stolz, Benatzky) New Mayfair Orchestra directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 19 April 1931. HMV C2205.
  4. The Lady I Love (Petkere, Young) Roy Fox Band with vocals Jack Plant. Recorded 2-November 1932. Decca F3263.
  5. Wicked Mr Punch (Meisel, Playfair) Rudy Starita, xylophone with vocals Al Bowlly, accompanied by the Arthur Lally Orchestra. Recorded 29 September 1932. Decca F3186.
  6. What A Perfect Combination (Kalmar, Caesar, Ruby, Akst) BBC Dance Orch directed by Henry Hall with vocals Les Allen. Recorded 4 February 1933. Columbia CB568.
  7. Chicago, Beautiful Ohio, Avalon, On The Mississippi. Sung by The Carlyle Cousins accompanied by Quaglino's Quartet. Recorded 1 October 1934. Decca F5276.
  8. It's An Old Southern Custom (Yellen, Meyer) Carroll Gibbons & His Boyfriends with vocals Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 15 July 1935. Columbia FB1096.
  9. A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern) Billy Cotton and his band with vocals Alan Breeze. Recorded 3 October 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2208.
  10. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night (McHugh, Adamson) Ambrose and his Orchestra with vocals Bob Arden. Recorded 9 May 1944. Decca F8431.

Bert Firman

Bert Firman

British Dance Band Show No. 22 'Broadcast' 22/05/09 - 28/05/09

  1. Lover Come Back To Me (Hammerstein, Romberg) Nat Star Band (Rythmics) with vocals Tom Barratt. Recorded 12 July 1929. Sterno 202.
  2. Turn On The Heat (De Sylva , Brown, Henderson) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 25 October 1929. HMV B5741.
  3. I Like A Little Girl Like That (Yellen, Ager) Harry Bidgood's Band, as Sam Nicholl's Top-Notchers, with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 25 August 1931. Broadcast 3091.
  4. Was That The Human Thing To Do? (Young, Fain) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals Eve Becke. Recorded 22 March 1932. Decca F2888.
  5. It's The Talk Of The Town (Symes, Neiburg, Levison) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals Dan Donovan and Phyllis Robins. Recorded 1 September 1933. Rex 8032.
  6. Isle Of Capri (Kennedy, Grosz) London Piano-Accordeon Band, directed by George Scott Wood, with vocals Cavan O'Connor and chorus. Recorded August 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1411.
  7. Louisiana Fairytale (Parish, Gillespie, Coots) Casani Club Orchestra, directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocals George Barclay. Recorded August 1935. Rex 8560.
  8. Piano Madness (Harry Roy) Harry Roy and his orchestra, featuring the pianos of Stanley Black and Norman Yarlett. Recorded 15 January 1936. Parlophone F388.
  9. What Will I Tell My Heart? (Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin) Brian Lawrance and his Lansdowne House Orchestra, with vocals Brian Lawrance. Recorded 20 May 1937. Rex 9053.
  10. Oooooo-0h Boom (Mike Riley) Billy Cotton and his band, with vocals Jack Doyle and the band. Recorded 22 April 1938. Rex 9290.

Dan Donovan

Dan Donovan

British Dance Band Show No. 21 'Broadcast' 15/05/09 - 21/05/09

  1. Just A Little Closer (Johnson, Meyer) Eddie Grossbart and his Ambassador Club Band, with vocals Eddie Grossbart. Recorded January 1931. Edison Bell Winner 5234.
  2. Nobody Cares If I'm Blue (Clarke, Akst) Waikiki Serenaders directed by Len Fillis, with vocals Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded January 1931. Broadcast 673.
  3. Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing (Hargreaves, Damerell, Evans) Billy Cotton and his Band, with vocals Fred Douglas and Billy Cotton. Recorded 19 November 1932. Regal Zonophone MR747.
  4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Harbach, Kern) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 1 November 1934. Decca F5293.
  5. Stay As Sweet As You Are (Gordon, Revel) Lew Stone and his Band, with vocals Alan Kane. Recorded 28 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1558.
  6. Sidewalks of Cuba (Mills, Parish, Oakland) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with music arrangement by Henry Hall. Recorded 23 February 1935. Columbia FB1035.
  7. Mister Rhythm Man (Gifford, Watts) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, with vocals Nat Gonella. Recorded 27 February 1935. Parlophone F132.
  8. Serenade In The Night (Kennedy, Bixio, Cherubini) Billy Cotton and his Band, with vocals Alan Breeze. Recorded 29 September 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2208.
  9. Any Broken Hearts To Mend (Long) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals Sam Costa. Recorded 24 November 1938. Rex 9444.
  10. You Say The Sweetest Things (Gordon, Warren) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 4 March 1941. Columbia FB2593.

Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons
and the
Savoy Hotel Orpheans

British Dance Band Show No. 20 'Broadcast' 08/05/09 - 14/05/09

  1. Do The Black Bottom With Me (G W Meyer) Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, with vocals Ray Starita. Recorded 7 April 1927. Columbia 4444.
  2. That's What I Like About You (Gottler, Nicholls) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals Al Bowlly. Recorded 7 October 1931. Decca F2581.
  3. What Have We Got To Lose (Kahn, Kent, Alter) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, with vocals Harry Jacobson? Recorded 3 May 1933. Columbia DB1137.
  4. The Wind's In The West (Harry Woods) Jack Jackson and his Orchestra, with vocals Jack Jackson. Recorded 19 October 1933. HMV B6415.
  5. Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 12 October 1934. Rex 8301.
  6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry Woods) Anona Winn accompanied by Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra. Recorded mid Dec 1934. Rex 8371.
  7. Red Sails In The Sunset (Kennedy, Williams) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals Dan Donovan. Recorded 19 August 1935. Columbia FB1100.
  8. Everything Stops For Tea (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton Orchestra (conducted by Sonny Farrar), with vocals Edward Molloy. Recorded 4 December 1935. HMV BD5006.
  9. Hick Stomp (Sid Phillips) Ambrose and his Orchestra, music arrangement by Sid Phillips. Recorded 26 October 1936. Decca F6170.
  10. Cow Cow Boogie (Raye, DePaul, Carter) RAF Dance Orchestra directed by Sgt. Jimmie Miller, with vocals Sid Colin. Recorded 27 July 1943. Decca F8364.

Roy Fox

Roy Fox

British Dance Band Show No. 19 'Broadcast' 01/05/09 - 07/05/09

  1. Spread A Little Happiness (Vivian Ellis) Binnie Hale accompanied by Al Starita's Novelty Orchestra. Recorded 12 March 1929. Columbia 5334.
  2. Musical Switch pt 1, medley (arr. Hall) Henry Hall and the Gleneagles Hotel Band. Recorded 14 May 1931. Decca K581.
  3. Dada! Dada! (Arthur LeClerq) Elsie Carlisle accompanied by Jay Wilbur's Orchestra. Recorded October 1930. Imperial 2381.
  4. I'll Follow You (Turk, Ahlert) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals Jack Plant. Recorded 8 December 1932. Decca F3306.
  5. Over On The Sunny Side (Flynn, Nicholls, Egan) Billy Cotton and his Band, with vocals Alan Breeze. Recorded 16 February 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1258.
  6. You Were So Charming (Carr, Ilda) London Piano Accordeon Band directed by George Scott Wood, with vocals Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 1 August 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1411.
  7. When's It Coming Round To Me (Carr, Bryant) The Six Swingers directed by George Scott Wood, with vocals Sam Browne. Recorded 29 October 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1509.
  8. June In January (Robin, Rainger) Lew Stone and his band, with vocals Alan Kane. Recorded 27 December 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1558.
  9. Please Believe Me (Yoell, Jacobs) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocals Sam Costa. Charles Smart-organ. Recorded 1 March 1936. Rex 8753.
  10. Ray Noble Medley part 1: The Very Thought Of You, The Touch Of Your Lips, Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Noble) Ray Noble and his London Orchestra, with vocals Al Bowlly. Recorded 24 August 1936. Victor 36194/HMV C2872.

Ray Noble

Ray Noble

British Dance Band Show No. 18 'Broadcast' 24/04/09 - 30/04/09

  1. Looking At The World Through Rose-Coloured Glasses (Malle, Steiger) Sung by Ed Lowry accompanied by the Gilt-Edged Four. Recorded 9 April 1927. Columbia 4422.
  2. I'm A Dreamer (Aren't We All) (De Sylva, Brown & Henderson) The Midnight Minstrels (Debroy Somers band), with vocals by Lily Burns. Recorded 14 November 1929. Regal G9453.
  3. Get Up Nice And Early In The Morning (Leslie Sarony) Sung by Clarkson Rose accompanied by band directed by John Firman. Recorded 15 October 1929. Zonophone 5454.
  4. Lullaby Of The Leaves (Petkere, Young) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Foster Richardson. Recorded June/July 1932. Imperial 2721.
  5. Cuban Pete (Jose Norman) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Evelyn Dall. Recorded 10 Jun 1936. Decca F5994.
  6. Boo-Hoo (Heymann, Lombardo, Loeb) Charlie Kunz and his orchestra, with vocals by George Barclay. Recorded March 1937. Rex 9010.
  7. It Looks Like Rain In Cheery Blossom Lane (Leslie, Burke) Jack Harris and his orchestra, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 12 July 1937. HMV BD5246.
  8. The Loveliness Of You (Gordon, Revel) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 04 November 1937. Columbia FB1830.
  9. Remember Me (Dubin, Warren) Roy Fox and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sid Buckman. Recorded 17 November 1937. HMV BD 5299.
  10. 'Tis Autumn (Nemo) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by George Evans. Recorded 13 March 1942. Parlophone F1901.

Evelyn Dall

Evelyn Dall

British Dance Band Show No. 17 'Broadcast' 17/04/09 - 23/04/09

  1. With My Guitar and You (Harris, Heyman, Snyder) The Waikiki Serenaders, a studio group directed by Len Fillis, with vocals by Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded 10 November 1930. Broadcast 643.
  2. Kiss Waltz (Al Dubin, Joe Burke) The Waikiki Serenaders, a studio group directed by Len Fillis, with vocals by Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded 10 November 1930. Broadcast 643.
  3. Maybe It's Love (Mitchell, Gottler, Meyer) Radio Melody Boys (Harry Hudson's band), with vocals by Al Bowlly and Les Allen. Recorded March 1931. Edison Bell Radio 1478.
  4. Goodnight (Graham, Grundland, Beda, Abraham) Rolando and his Blue Salon Orchestra (possibly Harry Hudson's studio band), with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded August 1931. Edison Bell Winner 5361.
  5. There's A Time And Place For Everything (Turk, Ahlert) The Savoy Hotel Orpheans, jointly directed by Howard Jacobs and Carroll Gibbons, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 19 October 1931. Columbia CB376.
  6. Eleven More Months and Ten More Days (Fields, Hall) The Tuff Guys (Al Bowlly and Les Allen with Harry Hudson's band. Recorded 8 December 31. Edison Bell Radio 1586.
  7. We've Got The Moon And Sixpence (Grey, Levant) Jack Holmes and his Orchestra (pseudonym for Arthur Lally band), with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 23 July 1932. Mayfair G2181.
  8. Outside of Paradise (Tinturin, Lawrence) Al Bowlly and his Orchestra (directed by Leonard Joy), with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 3 December 1937. Bluebird B7319 (recorded in USA).
  9. Waves Of The Ocean Are Whispering (Nicholls) Bram Martin and his band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 8 June 1939. Rex 9590.
  10. Only For Ever (Burke, Monaco) Al Bowlly and Jimmy Mesene, 'Radio Stars with Two Guitars'. Recorded 1 December 1940. HMV BD892.

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

British Dance Band Show No. 16 'Broadcast' 10/04/09 - 16/04/09

  1. I've Never Seen A Smile Like Yours (Johnson, Frazier) Maurice Elwin accompanied by band dir. by John Firman. Sylvester Ahola tr, Bert Read, piano. Recorded 5June 1929. Zonophone 5375.
  2. Let's Get Friendly (Yellen, Silvers, Dougherty) Betty Warren and Roy Barbour accompanied by Jay Wilbur's Band. Recorded May 1931. Imperial 2478.
  3. Musette (Leo Peter) Fred Hartley's Quintet. Recorded 1 February 1933. Regal Zonophone MR878.
  4. Ellingtonia - Black and Tan Fantasy/It Don't Mean A Thing / Mood Indigo/Bugle Call Rag (Ellington; Myers, Pettis, Schoebel) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra. Recorded 18 November 1933. Decca F3764.
  5. My Old Flame (Coslow, Johnston) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 01 November 1934. Decca F5293.
  6. Lullaby Of Broadway (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) Harry Roy and his Band, with vocals by Harry Roy, Bill Currie, Ivor Moreton. Recorded 24 May 1935. Parlophone F174.
  7. Lights Out (Billy Hill) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Ronnie Genarder. Recorded January 1936. Rex 8693.
  8. Shoe-Shine Boy (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) Billy Cotton and his Band, with vocals by Cab Quaye and another. Recorded 27 August 1936. Regal Zonophone MR2189.
  9. September In The Rain (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) Brian Lawrance and his Lansdowne Orchestra, with vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 20 May 1937. Rex 9053.
  10. Frenesi (Charles, Russell, Whitcup, Domínguez) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocals by Dorothy Carless. Recorded 20 March 1941. Parlophone F1824.

Jack_Payne

Jack Payne

British Dance Band Show No. 15 'Broadcast' 03/04/09 - 09/04/09

  1. Used To You (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, with vocals by Lou Abelardo. Recorded August 1929. Dominion A.178.
  2. I Never Kissed A Baby Like You (Johnson, Tobias, Sherman) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, directed by Carroll Gibbons with vocals by Les Allen, Phil Arnold, Eddie Brandt. Recorded 19 February 1929. HMV B5606.
  3. The Wedding of Mr Mickey Mouse (Pola, Vienna) Jay Wilbur and his Band, with vocals by Phyllis Robins and Leslie Sarony. Recorded September 1933. Rex 8032 .
  4. Vamp Till Ready (Fred Elizalde) Lew Stone and his Band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 15 February 1934. Decca F.3906.
  5. Samum - Symphonic Foxtrot (Carl Robbrecht) BBC Dance Orchestra dir. by Henry Hall, with music arrangement by Phil cardew. Recorded 23 February 1935. Columbia FB1035.
  6. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (Irving Berlin) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Cooper. Recorded 10 October 1935. Decca F.5739.
  7. You Never Looked So Beautiful, You, You Gotta Pull Strings The Great Ziegfeld selection. (Adamson, Donaldson) Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra, with vocals by Judy Shirley. Recorded 10 June 1936. Parlophone F506.
  8. In The Mission By The Sea (Hill, de Rose) Joe Loss and his Band, with vocals by Chick Henderson. Recorded 28 October 1937. Regal Zonophone MR2608.
  9. That Old Feeling (Brown, Fain) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 4 November 1937. Columbia FB1830.
  10. Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer (Adamson, McHugh) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocals by Anne Shelton. Recorded 1 July 1943. Decca F.8328.

Leslie Sarony

Leslie Sarony

British Dance Band Show No. 14 'Broadcast' 27/03/09 - 02/04/09

  1. That's You Baby (Gottler, Mitchell, Conrad) Bobby Sanders accompanied by Geoffrey Gelder's Harmonic Six. Recorded June 1929. Piccadilly 320.
  2. Can't We Talk It Over? (Washington, Young) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends, with vocals by Harry Jacobson. Recorded 5 April 1932. Columbia DB805.
  3. I Can't Believe It's True (Dubose, Smith, Harrington) Ambrose Orchestra, with vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded August 1932. HMV B6231.
  4. Horses Carry Tails (Redmond, Sandford, McConnell, Rich) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocal Les Allen, Burton Gillis and another. Recorded 3 January 1933. Columbia CB551.
  5. Marigold (Billy Mayerl) Fred Hartley's Quintet. Recorded around Feb 1933. Regal Zonophone MR878.
  6. Everything I Have Is Yours (Adamson, Lane) The Masked Singer (Jimmy Mesene) accompanied by unknown orchestra. Recorded January 1934. Edison Bell Winner A.5635.
  7. In An Old Cathedral Town (Tobias, Baer) Jack Harris and his Orchestra, with vocals by Mary Jane Walsh. Recorded 12 July 1937. HMV BD5246.
  8. Alexander's Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) Brian Lawrance and his Sextet , with vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 15 May 1936. Rex 9398.
  9. A-Tisket_A-Tasket (Fitzgerald, Feldman) Jack Hylton Orchestra, with vocal by Primrose Orrocks. Recorded 20 September 1938. HMV BD5407.
  10. Tonight ("Perfidia") (Alberto Domínguez, Xavier Cugat, Will Heagney, Milton Leeds) Geraldo and his Orchestra with vocals by Len Camber. Recorded 20 March 1941. Parlophone F1824.

Jimmy Mesene

Jimmy Mesene

British Dance Band Show No. 13 'Broadcast' 20/03/09 - 26/03/09

  1. I'm Thirsty For Kisses, Hungry For Love (Davis, Coots) Betty Bolton accompanied by piano, violin and guitar. Recorded May 1929. Columbia 5405.
  2. Got A Date With An Angel (Gray, Miller, Walter, Tunbridge) Debroy Somers Band with vocal by Dan Donovan. Recorded 9 October 1931. Columbia CB363.
  3. Broadway Melody / Pagan Love Song / It Happened In Monterey / My Baby Just Cares For Me (Freed, Brown; Rose, Wayne; Kahn, Donaldson) John Watt comperes. Unknown orchestra. Vocals by Maurice Elwin, Al Bowlly and Elsie Carlisle. Recorded 7 March 1932. Decca K645.
  4. A Bungalow, A Piccolo and You (Lewis, Sherman, David) Billy Cotton and his Band, with vocal by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 19 July 1932. Regal MR610.
  5. Stormy Weather (Koehler, Arlen) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocal by Cecile Petrie. Recorded 11 May 1933. Decca F3572.
  6. Learn To Croon (Coslow, Johnston) Tommy Kinsman and his band, with vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 11 September 1933. Edison Bell Winner W3.
  7. Goodnight My Love (Gordon, Revel) Casani Club Orchestra directed from the piano by Charlie Kunz, with vocal by Vera Lynn. Recorded late March 1937. Rex 9010.
  8. Goody-Goody (Mercer, Malneck) Harry Roy and his Orchestra, with vocal by Harry Roy. Recorded 6 April 1936. Parlophone F440.
  9. Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You (Friend, Malneck) Casani Club Orchestra, directed by Eddie Carroll, with vocal by Gladys Keep. Recorded 4 June 1937. Parlophone F811.
  10. All By Myself (Irving Berlin) The Skyrockets Orchestra, directed by Paul Fenoulhet, with vocal by Cyril Shane. Recorded December 1946. HMV BD5955.

Billy Cotton

Billy Cotton

British Dance Band Show No. 12 'Broadcast' 13/03/09 - 19/03/09

  1. Sunny Skies (Sonn, Gilbert) Syd Roy's Lyricals, directed by Syd Roy, with vocal by Eddie Collis. Recorded June 1928. Imperial 1907.
  2. Moon (Caleo, Miles) Blue Mountaineers, directed by Joe Brannelly, with vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 21 October 1932. Broadcast 3260.
  3. I'll String Along With You (Dubin, Warren) Scott Wood and his Orchestra, directed by George Scott Wood, with vocal by Harry Bentley. Recorded 23 August 1934. Regal Zonophone MR1416.
  4. Let Me Sing You To Sleep With A Love Song (Gordon, Revel) Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, directed by Annunzio Mantovani, with vocal by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 3 May 1935. Decca F5564.
  5. Don't Be Angry (Walter Donaldson) Billy Mason and his Orchestra. Recorded 7 May 1935.
  6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima) Teddy Foster and his Kings of Swing, with vocal by Teddy Foster. Recorded 14 September 1936. Decca F6094.
  7. If It's The Last Thing I Do (Cahn, Chaplin) Ben Frankel and his Orchestra, with vocal by Bert Yarlett. Recorded 1 November 1937. HMV BD5296.
  8. Arkansas Blues (Lada, Williams) Joe Daniels and his Hot Shots in "Drumnasticks". Recorded 6 May 1938. Parlophone F1148.
  9. Sometimes (Kahn, Lombardo) Oscar Rabin and his Band, directed by Harry Davis, with vocal by Diane. Recorded 24 April 1942. Decca F8124
  10. Did You Ever Get That Feeling In The Moonlight? (Cavanaugh, Stock, Schuster) Lou Praeger and his Orchestra, with vocal by Rita Williams. Recorded 7 December 1945. Columbia FB3180.

Syd Roy's Lyricals

The Lyricals

British Dance Band Show No. 11 'Broadcast' 05/03/09 - 12/03/09

  1. High Society Blues (Coslow, Harling) New May Fair Dance Orchestra, directed by Ray Noble, with vocal by Wally Vernon. Recorded 28 April 1930. HMV B5826.
  2. What Would You Do? (Robin, Whiting) Rhythmic Eight, directed by John Firman, with vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 29 April 1932. Zonophone 6127.
  3. Mrs Brown (Brown, Lee) Billy Cotton and his Band, with vocal by Fred Douglas. Recorded 2 November 1932. Regal MR737.
  4. Sweet Muchacha (Cameron, Hoffman, Ager) Geraldo and his Rumba Orchestra, with vocal by Les Allen. Recorded 18 November 1932. Columbia CB521.
  5. There Isn't Any Limit To My Love (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffma) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocal by Jack Cooper. Recorded 6 March 1936. Decca F5922.
  6. When You Gotta Sing You Gotta Sing (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffmann) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocal by Alice Mann. Recorded 13 May 1937. HMV BD5256.
  7. Goodbye Heartaches (Mason, Morgan) The Organ, The Dance Band & Me, directed by Billy Thorburn at the piano, with organist H. Robinson Cleaver and vocal by Alan Kane. Recorded 19 June 1941. Parlophone F1856.
  8. I Don't Want To Walk Without You (Loesser, Styne) Geraldo and his Orchestra, with vocal by Dorothy Carless. Recorded 5 May1942. Parlophone F1907.
  9. Russian Rose (Miller, Charles) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons at the piano, with vocal by Leslie Douglas. Recorded 28 August 1941. Coluimbia FB2692.
  10. Five Minutes More (Cahn, Styne) The Skyrockets Orchestra, directed by Paul Fenoulhet, with vocal by Doreen Lundy. Recorded December 1946. HMV BD5955.

Geraldo

Geraldo

British Dance Band Show No. 10 'Broadcast' 27/02/09 - 05/03/09

  1. You're The One I Care For (Link, Lown and Gray) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, music arranged by Lew Stone, with vocal by Val Rosing. Recorded 23 February 1931. Columbia CB241.
  2. Ain't That The Way It Goes (Roy Turk-Fred Ahlert) Jack Hylton Orchestra, with vocal by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 7 September 1931. HMV B6059.
  3. Symphony of the Breeze (Leon, Towers) Roy Fox and his band, with vocal by Jack Plant. Recorded 16 November 1933. Decca F3761.
  4. I'm Hitching My Wagon To You (Carter, Gay) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, music arranged by Phil Cardew, with vocal by Phyllis Robins. Recorded 22 November 1933. Columbia CB687.
  5. Misty Islands of the Highlands (Kennedy, Carr) Casani Club Orchestra directed by Charlie Kunz, with vocal by George Barclay. Recorded November 1935. Rex 8639.
  6. Solitude (de Lange, Mills, Ellington) Jay Wilbur and his band, with vocal by Sam Costa. Recorded March 1936. Rex 8754.
  7. I Have Eyes (Robin, Rainger) Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocal by Denny Dennis. Recorded 6 April 1939. Decca F7029.
  8. I Cried For You (Freed, Arnheim, Lyman) Arthur Young and the Hatchett Quartette featuring Stephane Grappelly, violin, and with vocal by Beryl Davis. Recorded 24 February 1940. Decca F7644.
  9. Sierra Sue (Carey) Harry Roy and his band, with vocal by Chick Henderson. Recorded 20 September 1940. Regal-Zonophone MR3372.
  10. Darling (May, Grosz) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocal by Edna Kaye. Recorded 18 March 1943. Columbia FB2913.

Chick Henderson

Chick Henderson

British Dance Band Show No. 9 'Broadcast' 20/02/09 - 27/02/09

  1. To Know You Is To Love You (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Jack Hylton Orchestra, with vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 13 May 1929. HMV B5650.
  2. Blue Eyes (Jerome Kern) Ray Starita Ambassadors Band, with unknown singer. 17 May 1928. Columbia 4919.
  3. I'm Just In The Mood Tonight (Edgar Leslie, Horatio Nicholls) Piccadilly Players directed by Al Starita, vocal trio Eddie Brandt, Les Allen + ?. Recorded 28 June 1929. Columbia 5483.
  4. The Harlequinade (Harry S. Pepper) The Cabaret Four, including Rudy Starita on xylophone, and sung by Jimmy Allen. Recorded 1 September 1930. Piccadilly 680.
  5. I'm Tickled Pink With A Blue-Eyed Baby (O'Flynn, Wendling) Jack Payne's BBC Dance Orchestra, sung by Jack Payne. Recorded 27 January 1931. Columbia CB221.
  6. River Stay Away From My Door, Hawaiian Stars Are Gleaming, Laughing At Life (Harry Woods / Ege, Rosen / Kenny, Todd) Len Fillis and his Novelty Orchestra, with vocals by Les Allen and Al Bowlly. Recorded 6 May 1931. Columbia DB516.
  7. Memphis By Morning (West, de Rose) Brian Lawrance & his Quaglino's Quartet, with vocal by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 6 July 1934. Decca F5111.
  8. Au Revoir, Rhythm of the Rain, Singing a Happy Song (Hakins, Blair, King / Meskill, Stern / Stern, Meskill) Carroll Gibbons and Harry Jacobson, piano, with vocal by Anne Lenner. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia DB1534.
  9. Cowboy (Michael Carr) Sidney Lipton Orchestra with vocals by Chips Chippendall and the The T's, Clive Erard, Frank Trafford and Jack Trafford. Recorded 20 January 1937. Decca F6283.
  10. Till The Lights Of London Shine Again (Eddie Pola, Tommy Connor) Sung by Elsie Carlisle with a band directed by Jay Wilbur. Recorded 22 November 1939. Rex 9693.

Al Starita

Al Starita

British Dance Band Show No. 8 'Broadcast' 14/02/09 - 21/02/09

  1. She's Wonderful (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) Harry Shalson with orchestra directed by Carroll Gibbons. Recorded 8 May 1929. HMV B3088.
  2. When I met Connie In The Cornfield (Tilsley, Hargreaves, Donald) Deauville Dance Band (Jay Wilbur studio band) with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 12 June 1929. Dominion A156.
  3. The Tapper (Hargreaves, Demerall, Evans) Jock McDermott & his band, with vocal Fred Douglas. Recorded November 1930. Piccadilly 680.
  4. Go Home And Tell Your Mother (Fields, McHugh) Orpheus Dance Band, with vocal by Maurice Elwin. Charles W. Saxby, organ. Recorded November 1930. Zonophone 5786.
  5. My Bluebirds Back Again (Cliff Friend) Sydney Kyte and his band with The Three Ginx. Recorded 11 January 1932. Regal MR517.
  6. Medley: Put That Sun Back In The Sky / Too Many Tears / She's A Sister of Annabelle Lee (Meyer, Dubin, Warren) The Carlyle Cousins with orchestra. Recorded October 1932. Columbia DB977.
  7. I've Got A Note (Eddie Pola) Ambrose Orchestra, with vocal by Sam Browne. Recorded 10 May 1935. Decca F5550.
  8. Was It Rain? (Hirsch, Handman) Eddie Carroll's Casani Club Orchestra, with vocals by Hughie Diamond. Recorded 4 Jun 1937. Parlophone F811.
  9. More Than Somewhat (Danny Polo) Danny Polo and his Swing Stars. Recorded 1 October 1937. Decca F6518.
  10. Boa Noite (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) Harry Roy and his band with vocals by Jean Farrar. Recorded 30 July 1941. Regal Zonophone MR3515.

Bert Ambrose

Bert Ambrose

British Dance Band Show No. 7 'Broadcast' 06/02/09 - 13/02/09

  1. Don't Bring Me Posies It's Shoesies I Need (Fred Rose) Fred Elizalde & his Music. Recorded 1 September 1927. Brunswick 127.
  2. Get Out And Get Under The Moon (Tobias, Jerome, Shay) Piccadilly Dance Band, possibly directed by Allan Selby. Recorded 1 October 1928. Piccadilly 146.
  3. I Ain't Never Been Kissed (Gilbert) Hal Swain & his band, with vocals by Hal Swain, Jimmy Redmond, Cecil Woods. Shephard's Bush Pavilion, organist Frederic Curzon. Recorded 18 April 1929. Regal G9332.
  4. Your Sunny Disposition And Mine (Frank Eyton, Billy Mayerl) from Mayerl's Nippy. New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 15 October 1930. HMV B5911.
  5. Blues In My Heart (Irving Mills, Benny Carter) Jack Payne and his band, with vocals by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded 1 March 1933. Imperial 2665.
  6. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, with vocals by Les Allen, music arrangement by Phil Cardew. Recorded 12 December 1933. Columbia CB699.
  7. Adorable (Marion, Whiting) Lew Stone directing the Monseigneur Restaurant Band, with vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 15 Septemper 1933. Decca F3676.
  8. Gosh I Must Be Falling In Love (Max&Harry Nesbitt, Michael Carr) Elsie Carlisle, accompanied by musicians from the Ambrose Orch., Bert Read piano. Recorded 7 February 1934. Decca F3887.
  9. It's Easy To Remember (Hart, Rodgers) Harry Roy Orchestra, with vocals by Ivor Moreton. Recorded 19 March 1935. Parlophone F144.
  10. Tonight My Heart Will Sing The Sweetest Song Of Them All (Rosen, Henderson) The Organ, The Dance Band & Me, Billy Thorburn, piano, H. Robinson Cleaver, organ and with vocals by Helen Clare. Recorded 19 June 1941. Parlophone F1856.

Elsie Carlisle

Elsie Carlisle

British Dance Band Show No. 6 'Broadcast' 29/01/09 - 06/02/09

  1. With My Guitar and You (Harris, Heyman, Snyder) Al Benny's Broadway Boys (Harry Bidgood's Orchestra), with vocals by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded 15 August 1930. Broadcast 2581.
  2. I LIke To Do Things For You (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager) Spike Hughes' Dance Orchestra. Recorded 27 June 1930. Decca F1844.
  3. Leave A Little For Me (Douglas Furber, Paul Abraham) Arthur Lally's Band, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 25 November 1932. Panachord 25377.
  4. Eleven Pounds Of Heaven (McCarthy, Malneck) Blue Lyres (part Ambrose Orchestra), with vocals by Anona Winn. Recorded 1 July 1932. Zonophone 6152.
  5. Fit As A Fiddle (Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart) Ambrose Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 03 January 1933. Regal-Zonophone MR800.
  6. I Like To Go Back In The Evening (Clint, Pascoe, Williams) Billy Merrin Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Billy Merrin. Recorded 15 September 1933. Edison Bell Winner W-6.
  7. Over On The Sunnny Side (Flynn, Egan) Jack Payne's Orchestra, with vocals by Billy Scott Coomber. Recorded February 1934. Rex 8122.
  8. I Taught Her How To Play (Arthur Leclerq) Casani Club Orchestra dir. Charlie Kunz, with vocals by Harry Bentley. Recorded 4 October 1934. Sterno 1507.
  9. Black Coffee (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman) Nat Gonella and his Georgians, with vocals by Nat Gonella. Recorded 24 July 1935. Parlophone F210.
  10. There Goes Everybody's Gal (Noel, Pelosi) Harry Roy's Orchestra, with vocals by Harry Roy. Recorded 31 July 1941. Regal-Zonophone MR3515.

Sam Browne

Sam Browne

British Dance Band Show No. 5 'Broadcast' 22/01/09 - 29/01/09

  1. Happy Days Are Here Again (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager) Sung by Harry Shalson, with orchestra possibly directed by Ray Noble. Recorded 14 April 1930. HMV B3427.
  2. Song Of The Dawn (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager) Jack Hylton's Orchestra, with vocals by Pat O'Malley. Recorded 9 May 1930. HMV B5838.
  3. We All Go Oo Ha Ha Together (Harrington, More, Wallace) Jack Hylton Orchestra, with vocals Leslie Sarony and the band. Recorded 16 January 1931. HMV B5961.
  4. Ho Hum (Heymann, Suesse) Ambrose and his Orchestra, vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 9 June 1931. HMV B6032.
  5. I Only Want One Girl (Valentine, Broones) Ray Noble and his Orchestra, vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 20 June 1933. HMV B6366.
  6. Honey That Belongs To Me (Browne, Rich) Jack Jackson and his Orchestra, vocals Jack Jackson and Jackie Hunter. Recorded 11 April 1935. HMV BD154.
  7. Lord And Lady Whoozis (Lerner, Goodhart, Hoffman) Jack Hylton Orchestra, vocals by The Swingtette. Recorded 13 May 1937. HMV BD5256.
  8. Toy Trumpet (Raymond Scott) Jack Harris and his Orchestra. Trumpet: Alfie Noakes. Recorded 16 September 1937. HMV BD5265.
  9. Gone With The Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) Roy Fox and his band, with vocals by Denny Dennis. Recorded 16 September 1937. HMV BD5279.
  10. If Ever A Heart Was In The Right Place (Harry Woods) Geraldo and his orchestra, vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 10 January 1939. HMV BD5448.

Harry Shalson

Harry Shalson

British Dance Band Show No. 4 'Broadcast' 15/01/09 - 22/01/09

  1. Coal Black Mammy (Ivy St. Helier) Queen's Dance Orchestra directed by Jack Hylton. Recorded 12 October 1921. Zonophone 2191.
  2. Russian Blues (Noel Coward) Jack Hylton and his orchestra. Recorded 10 September 1923. HMV B1693.
  3. Naughty Baby (George Gershwin) Romaine Orchestra - Savoy Orpheans, directed by Debroy Somers. Recorded 26 September 1924. HMV B1897.
  4. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocals by Jack Hylton. Recorded 11 December 1925. HMV B2243.
  5. Let's Talk About My Sweetie (Walter Donaldson) Savoy Orpheans directed by Ramon Newton, with vocals by Ramon Newton. Recorded 19 May 1926. HMV B5075.
  6. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) Savoy Havana Band directed by Reg Batten, with vocals by Rudy Bayfield Evans and Abe Bronson. Recorded 10 February 1927. HMV B5220.
  7. 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.
  8. Miss Annabelle Lee (Sidney Clare, Lew Pollack) Sung by 'Whispering' Jack Smith with a small band directed by Bert Ambrose. Recorded 10 January 1928. HMV B2666.
  9. If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Ted Shapiro) Ambrose and his Orchestra (directed by Bert Ambrose), with vocals by a trio including Eddie Grossbart, a music arrangement by Lew Stone. Recorded 25 January 1929. HMV B5605.
  10. I Must Have That Man (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, with vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 25 February 1929. HMV B5617.

Jack Hylton

Jack Hylton

British Dance Band Show No. 3 'Broadcast' 08/01/09 - 15/01/09

  1. Is She My Girl Friend? (Yellen, Ager) The Piccadilly Revels Band directed by Ray Starita, with vocals by Al Starita, Ray Starita and Rudy Starita. Recorded 5 December 1927. Columbia 4640.
  2. Ever So Goosey (Wright, Butler, Wallace) Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, swith vocal by Eddie Grossbart. Recorded 13 June 1929. Columbia 5424.
  3. I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (Rose, Link, Waller) Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra, vocal by Jack Payne. Recorded 17 August 1929. Columbia 5635.
  4. I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All (de Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Van Phillips and his Band, vocals by Billy Milton. Recorded 25 Nov 1929. Columbia 5512.
  5. The Kerb Step (Knox, Street, Young) Four Bright Sparks, vocals by Bobby Howes. Recorded 20 January 1930. Columbia 5735.
  6. So Beats My Heart For You (Ballard, Henderson, Waring) Buckingham String Players led by Van Phillips, vocals by Lou Abelardo. Recorded 10 October 1930. Columbia CB148.
  7. What A Fool I've Been (Eldridge, Gendron) Billy Cotton and his band, vocals by Cyril Grantham. Recorded 22 August 1931. Columbia CB339.
  8. It's Just The Time For Dancing (Little, Eckersley) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocals by Val Rosing. Recorded 30 March 1932. Columbia CB439.
  9. Listen To The German Band (Gordon, Connelly, Revel) Debroy Somers and his Band, vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 20 September 1932. Columbia CB508.
  10. Snuggled On Your Shoulder (Young, Lombardo) Savoy Hotel Orpheans jointly directed by Howard Jacobs and Carroll Gibbons, vocals by Al Bowlly. Recorded 11 May 1932. Columbia CB458.

Debroy Somers

Debroy Somers

British Dance Band Show No. 2 'Broadcast' 01/01/09 - 08/01/09

  1. Hands Across The Table (Parish, Delettre) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocals by Dan Donovan. Recorded 5 Jan 1935. Columbia FB1005.
  2. Honey-Coloured Moon (Desmond Carter, Mabel Wayne) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocals by Hildegarde. Recorded 21 September 1935. Columbia FB1123.
  3. When Did You Leave Heaven? (Bullock, Whiting) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocals by George Melachrino. Recorded 8 October 1936. Columbia FB1530.
  4. Selection from the film music for Swing Time including A Fine Romance (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) Gaumont British Dance Band, directed by Louis Levy, vocals by Janet Lind. Recorded October 1936. Columbia FB1531.
  5. You've Got To Blow Your Own Trumpet (Harry Carlton) George Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, vocals by Sam Costa. Recorded 2 December 1936. Columbia FB1578.
  6. Medley of tunes from Swing High, Swing Low (incl. music by Ralph Freed, Burton Lane) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded May 1937. Columbia FB1697.
  7. Medley of tunes from 23 1/2 Hours Leave (music by Ted Koehler, Sam H. Stept) Carroll Gibbons and his Boyfriends. Recorded May 1937. Columbia FB1697.
  8. Eccentric (J.Russell Robinson, arr. Burton Gillis) Henry Hall and his Orchestra. Clarinets: Burton Gillis and Leslie Ormondroyd. Recorded 14 October 1937. Columbia FB1818.
  9. Selection from 'Me And My Girl' including Lambeth Walk (Douglas Furber, Noel Gay) sung by the Rhythm Brothers, with Debroy Somers Band. Recorded 30 January 1938. Columbia FB1894.
  10. I Can't Resist You (Wever, Donaldson) Savoy Hotel Orpheans directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 8 November 1940. Columbia FB2535.

Henry Hall

Henry Hall

British Dance Band Show No. 1 'Broadcast' 29/12/08 - 01/01/09

  1. Keep Young And Beautiful (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocals by Harry Bentley. Recorded 29 March 1934. Columbia CB739.
  2. Fit For Anything (Desmond Carter, Noel Gay) Harry Hudson's Band, vocals by Brian Lawrance. Recorded 5 July 1934. Decca F5119.
  3. Don't You Cry When You Say Goodbye (Harry Woods) The Gaumont British Dance Band, vocals by Sam Browne. Recorded 3 November 1934. Regal-Zonophone MR1505.
  4. Rock and Roll (Sidney Clare, Richard A. Whiting) Harry Roy with his band, vocal by Harry Roy. Recorded 4 December 1934. Parlophone R2012.
  5. Embassy Stomp (Bert Barnes) Ambrose Orchestra. Recorded 3 January 1935. Decca F5375.
  6. Back To Those Happy Days (Horatio Nicholls) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, directed by Percival Mackey, vocals by Jack Plant. Recorded 7 February 1935. HMV BD128.
  7. Getting Around And About (Carr, Ilda) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, with vocals by Anne Lenner. Recorded 23 March 1935. Columbia FB1042.
  8. Anything Goes (Cole Porter) BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, vocals by Dan Donovan. Recorded May 1935. Columbia FB1068.
  9. I Wish I Were Aladdin (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) Roy Fox and his band, vocals by Mary Lee. Recorded 24 October 1935. Decca F5767.
  10. Truckin' On Down (Porter, Blake) George Scott Wood and his Six Swingers, vocals by Marjorie Stedeford. Recorded 13 November 1935. Regal-Zonophone MR1929.

Harry Roy

Harry Roy

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