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When You Wish Upon A Star – The Alternative Al Bowlly MLMCD106

When You Wish Upon A Star – The Alternative Al Bowlly MLMCD106

Roy Fox; This Is The Missus (Take 1) - Roy Fox; This Is The Missus (Take 3) - Roy Fox; Guilty (Take 4) – NMDO; Guilty (Take 2) - Roy Fox; Guilty (Take 3) - Roy Fox; If Anything Happened To You (Take 1) - Rhythm Maniacs ; If Anything Happened To You (Take 2) - Rhythm Maniacs ; What Makes You So Adorable? - Roy Fox; The Girl In The Alice Blue Gown (Take 1) - Lew Stone; The Girl In The Alice Blue Gown (Take 2) - Lew Stone; While A Cigarette Was Burning – Geraldo; Colorado Sunset – Geraldo; One Day When We Were Young – Geraldo; Romany – Geraldo; Grandma Said (And Close) – Geraldo; All Ashore (Take 1) - Lew Stone; All Ashore (Take 2) - Lew Stone; Parlophone Medley Part 1 - Al Bowlly, Jimmy Mesene.

This CD contains 20 takes previously un-issued on LP or CD including the previously unknown test recording Al Bowlly and Jimmy Mesene made for Parlophone, prior to their HMV records, on which Al sings When You Wish Upon A Star. An absolute must for all fans of the great Al Bowlly as well as dance band afficianados.

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When You Wish Upon A Star - the Alternative Al Bowlly MLMCD106

 

Back Catalogue: CDs available from Memory Lane

The CDs are listed in order of their Catalogue Number. Missing numbers signifies the CD has been deleted. Dave Cooper is offering a service for anyone who missed any of the old catalogue ML CDs that are now discontinued. The CDs can be ordered directly from Dave via his Talking Shellac website through the following link.

The CDs will be supplied in a jewel case complete with artwork reproduced as close to the original as possible on demand at £10 each plus £1.75 postage and packing. (Overseas customers please enquire for shipping rates.)

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The Voice of Billy Scott Coomber

The Voice of Billy Scott Coomber MLMCD017

Memories Of You (BSC); Moonlight Saving Time (BBC); My Brother Makes The Noises For The Talkies (BBC); Ain't That The Way It Goes (BBC); Radio Nights (BBC); Down Sunnyside Lane (BBC); Smile Darn Ya Smile (JW); Guilty (BBC); Just Another Dream Of You; Say It Isn't So; In The Dim, Dim Dawning; Always In My Heart (BSC); What More Can I Ask?; Happy Ending; Honeymoon Hotel; One Morning In May; Ill Wind; I Only Have Eyes For You; That's The Way I Like To Hear You Talk; When My Ship Comes In; Star Gazin’ (BSC); Thanks A Million (RS); Six Hit Medley - Please Believe Me (R); Where Are You (PS).

All with Jack Payne and his Band apart from: BBC, Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra; BSC, Billy Scott-Coomber solo recording; PS, Primo Scala’s Accordion Band (Harry Bidgood);R, Rossini’s Accordion Band (Harry Bidgood); RS, Radio Serenaders (Jay Wilbur).

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Memory Lane Records MLMCD0017 Billy Scott-Coomber

The Voice of Pat O'Malley

The Voice of Pat O'Malley MLMCD025

Body And Soul; The First Weekend In June; Confessin’; Tap Your Feet; Dancing On The Ceiling; Without Love; By The River Saint Marie; Ain’t That The Way It Goes; Goopy Geer; How Long Will It Last; After Tonight We Say Goodbye; Can’t We Meet Again; You’ve Got Me Crying Again; Did My Heart Beat; Stay As Sweet As You Are JW; The Girl With The Dreamy Eyes JW; Zing! When The Strings Of My Heart; You're A Heavenly Thing JW; I'm So Afraid BH; Round About Regent Street RS; Louisiana Fairytale JW; I Won't Dance BH; Everybody's Got To Wear A Smile RS; Underneath The Stars (That Night Of Love) JW.

Key All with Jack Hylton apart from: BH, Ben Hammond; JW, Jay Wilbur; RS, Radio Serenaders (BH and RS were aliases of Jay Wilbur)

Specially released to accompany the article Pat O’Malley from Hylton to Hollywood in the latest issue of Memory Lane. A fine voice with the great bands of Jack Hylton and Jay Wilbur.

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Memory Lane Records MLMCD0025 Pat O'Malley

The Sam Browne Story Volume 2

The Sam Browne Story Volume 2 MLMCD027

Say A Little Prayer For Me SB; My Love Affair SB; Whistling In The Dark; Ho Hum; I Can't Believe It's True; Masquerade; I Guess I'll To Change My Plan; Moonlight The Danube And You; Under My Umbrella SW; The School Song HB; Sweetheart Darlin' HB; Sweetmeat Joe The Candy Man JW; Teddy Bear’s Picnic JW; Lullaby Of Broadway; Music In May; The Way You Look Tonight; A Fine Romance; Who Loves You; I Saw A Ship A Sailing; Taking A Stroll Around The Park; They Can't Take That Away From Me; In A Little French Casino; The Moon Got In My Eyes; Big Ben Is Saying Goodnight.

All with Ambrose and his Orchestra, apart from HB, Harry Bidgood and his Band; SB, Sam Browne (solo recording); JW, Jay Wilbur and his band; SW, George Scott Wood and his Orchestra

Twenty-four of Sam’s delightful recordings which all fans of the dance band days will enjoy.

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Memory Lane Records MLMCD0027 The Sam Browne Story Volume 2

Harry Leader – The Early Years

Harry Leader – The Early Years MLMCD035

One Tiny Tear SB: You Were My First Love BAS; I’m Suspicious Of You BAS; I’m Following You BAS; The Spell Of Your Voice BAS; Making Conversation SB; Three Of Us SB; Why Should It Happen To Me BAS; The Wind’s In The West BAS; We’re Through BAS; Day By Day BAS; Yesterday BAS; Why Wait? BAS; Love Thy Neighbour unk; Hold My Hand LA; Dreaming Of You unk; All In A Day AK; Needing You SB; Loveless Girl AK; Music SB; Pop Goes Your Heart CC; Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart CH +2; You Filled My Heart With Sunshine CH; I’m Hand In Glove With The One I Love unk; You’re All I Need CH; Linda CH+2.

Key to vocalists: BAS, Bill Airey-Smith; SB, Sam Browne; CC, Carlyle Cousins; CH, Chick Henderson; AK, Alan Kane; unk, unknown vocalist.

Most of these titles come from the Eclipse label and have not seen the light of day since issue on 78 rpm. An excellent band, good arrangements, great rhythm and fine vocalists, all well recorded by Eclipse. Some of Chick Henderson’s earliest recordings are presented here. The epitome of that great British dance band sound.

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Memory Lane Records MLMCD0035 Harry Leader - The Early Years

The Early Joe Loss

The Early Joe Loss MLMCD041

Swingy Little Thingy (NV); Louisiana Lullaby (JM); Did You ever See A Dream Walking (JM); Close Your Eyes (JM); Come up and see me sometime (AK); Sundown In A Little Green Hollow (JM); That's Me Without You (RS); In Town Tonight (Knightsbridge) (NV); In Other Words, We're Through (JM); Let's Fall In Love (NV); Ending With A Kiss (JM); True (JM); Over My Shoulder (HC); When You've Got A Little Springtime In Your Heart (HC); Near And Yet So Far (HC); Out In The Cold Again (HC); Who Made Little Boy Blue (NV); Ole Faithful (HC); Soon (NV); Just A-Wearyin' For you (HC); Hands Across The Table (HC); I Only Have Eyes For You (U); Pop Goes Your Heart (HC); Rain (U).

Vocalists: JM, Jimmy Mesene; HC, Harry Case; AK, Annette Keith; RS, Rhythm Sisters (Kay Munro-Smith, Betty and Teresa Dale); NV, non-vocal; U, unknown vocalist.

For some reason 78 rpms of early Joe Loss are extremely rare which is surprising considering the great sound the band had. To make this CD we are indebted to collectors Mike Thomas and Charles Hippisley-Cox for sharing part of their collections with us. Vocalists are Jimmy Mesene, who has not been re-issue a great deal and the unknown Harry Case who nevertheless acquits himself well. Some excellent dance music we are sure you will like.

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The Early Joe Loss MLMCD041

Singers On Parade Volume 1

Singers On Parade Volume 1 MLMCD049

Singers On Parade Part 1 (Felix Mendelssohn accompanying Sam Costa - I’m Gonna Lock My Heart, Helen Clare - I’m Sorry I Said I Loved You, Paula Green You Couldn’t Be Cuter); Singers On Parade Part 2 (Felix Mendelssohn accompanying George Barclay - The Sweetest Song In The World, Pat Hyde – A Tisket A Tasket, Al Bowlly - Little Lady Make Believe); Over There (Jack Cooper with Sydney Torch and RAF Concert Orch); Castles In The Sand (Sam Browne with Harry Jacobson - piano); Nasty Man (Ray Noble with Dorothy Carless); (Medley) Embraceable You - Sleepy Lagoon (Denny Dennis with Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye); Stormy Weather (Sam Browne with Bert Read And Harry Jacobson - pianos); That’s Life Without You (Vera Lynn with Organ); Listen To The German Band (Durium Dance Band with Sam Browne); Amapola (Geraldo with Dorothy Carless and Len Camber); Lonely Little Vagabond (Donald Peers); Goodbye To Summer (Oscar Rabin with Beryl Davis); When I Learned French (Patrick Waddington with piano); Keep Your Last Goodnight For Me (Ambrose with Sam Browne); Why Don't We Do This More Often (Geraldo with Dorothy Carless and Jackie Hunter); Day By Day (Skyrockets Dance Orchestra with Cyril Shane); Lady Sing Your Gypsy Song (Donald Peers); Down By The River (Denny Dennis with Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye) Then I’ll Be Tired Of You (Ambrose with Sam Browne); Yes My Darling Daughter (Geraldo with Dorothy Carless); Zip-Ed-Dee-Doo-Dah (Skyrockets Dance Orchestra with Beverley Sisters); Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Lew Stone with Sid Colin); Goodnight Wherever You Are (Anne Lenner with orchestra); Spin A Little Web Of Dreams (Ray Noble with Three Ginx).

This compilation was inspired by the Decca record of the same name, both sides of which open this CD. There are some rarities here including broadcasts and other non-commercial recordings featuring over twenty singers from the world of the British dance bands.

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Singers On Parade Vol 1 MLMCD049

The Stars Entertain The Troops

The Stars Entertain The Troops, MLMCD061

Theme You’re the Tops, Mr Pollyanna - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra - vocal Rita Williams; The Very Thought of You - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra, vocal Rita Williams; Commando Patrol - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra; Thanks Mr Censor - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra, vocal Anne Lenner; Bell Bottom Boogie - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra; A Fellow On a Furlough - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis; Ho Pocus - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra; Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Blue Rockets Augmented Orchestra, vocal Denny Dennis; Don’t Say That Nobody Loves You - Harry Farmer and his Electronomes, Announcer Corporal Sally Rogers; All of My Life - Harry Farmer and his Electronomes, vocal Sam Costa; Don’t Sweetheart Me And Close - Harry Farmer and his Electronomes; On The Alamo - Don Mcaffer (Trombone), Plus 4 Rhythm; Sweet Lorraine - Ray Ellington; Tempo for Two - Sidney Glass and Eddie Palmer (Guitar Duet); Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby - Ray Ellington; St. Louis Blues - RAF Rhythm Quintet, Dir Arthur Mouncey; Basin St Blues - RAF Rhythm Quintet, Dir Arthur Mouncey; Over to You Theme, Anchors Aweigh - Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra with Vocal Group, Announcer Christopher Pemberton; Medley: When They Ask About You’ Shine On Harvest Moon, I’ll Walk Alone, In The Night - Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra, vocal Les Allen; Snowfall - Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra; Carmen Miranda Medley Part 1 - Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra, vocal Magda Kun; Carmen Miranda Medley Part 2, closing Theme - Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra, vocal Magda Kun; Theme, Shoo Shoo Baby - The Streamliners Orchestra, announcer Pilot Officer Warren Wilks; Long Ago and Far Away - The Streamliners Orchestra, vocal Corp Dave Davis; Mark’s Slab - Piano Duet Corp. Neil Chotem, Sgt. Ken Bray; Liza - The Streamliners Orchestra; Dark Eyes, Closing Theme - The Streamliners Orchestra.

In late 1939, to help keep up the morale of the various armed services during the Second World War, the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) was created. It provided entertainment covering everything from serious acting to music. This CD contains material recorded by ENSA for the troops. Unlike many war time “non-commercial” recordings, the sound quality on these discs is excellent. This CD contains 80 or so minutes of some great music from the wartime airwaves by some rather talented bands, singers and instrumentalists.

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The Stars Entertain The Troops MLMCD061

The Early Savoy Bands

The Early Savoy Bands MLMCD075

Swanee Smiles; A Japanese Sunset; Twilight on the Nile; My Sweetie Went Away; Farewell Blues; Blue Hoosier v Ramon Newton; Last Night on the Back-Porch v RN & chorus; Whistling; When It’s Night Time in Italy Its Wednesday Over Here (SO); Passionetta (SO); March of the Mannikins; Gigolette; You’re in Kentucky As Sure as You’re Born; Say It with a Ukulele (SO); I Love My Chili Bom-Bom; Pasadena (SO); Why Do I Love You? (SO); Tell Me More v RN (SO); Let’s All Go to Mary’s House v RN & chorus (SO); Idolizing (SO); Kickapoo Trail (SO); Savoy Christmas Medley 1 vRN; Savoy Christmas Medley 2.

All Savoy Havana band, apart from SO, Savoy Orpheans. Vocals by Ramon Newton.

Some real vintage goodies here all from the “roaring twenties” beautifully remastered from original acoustic 78 RPMs by Dave Cooper. Great dance music definitely the best from the period.

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The Early Savoy Bands MLMCD075

Al Bowlly’s Travels and other Rarities Volume 1

Al Bowlly’s Travels and other Rarities Volume 1 MLMCD076

My Song Goes Round The World, Ray Noble aho; Cuban Love Song, Ferrachini's Hawaiian Band; ’Neath The Spell Of Monte Carlo, Roy Fox ahb; Belle Of Barcelona, NMDO; A Japanese Dream, Radio Melody Boys; An Old Italian Love Song, Linn Milford Hawaiian Singers; My Sunny Monterey, Arthur Lally aho; When It's Sunset On The Nile, NMDO; The Blackpool Walk, Felix Mendelssohn aho; Pale Volga Moon, Scott-Wood Accordion Quartet; Pied Piper Of Hamelin, Ray Noble and his NMDO; Rio De Janeiro, Deauville Dance Band; Little Dutch Mill, AB (Monia Liter); That Lovely Night In Budapest, Ray Noble aho; In London On A Night Like This, Rhythm Maniacs; That's Somerset, NMDO; Violin In Vienna, AB; Lady Of Madrid, Ray Noble aho; My Capri Serenade, Maurice Winnick aho; Paris In The Spring, Ray Noble aho; I’m Alone In Athlone, AB; Because I Love You, AB; Sunny Disposish, George Carhart's New Yorkers Jazz Orch; The Old Covered Bridge, Ray Noble aho.

Key: ahb, and his Band; aho, and his Orchestra; NMDO, New Mayfair Dance Orchestra; Track 5 duet with Les Alllen.

A novel selection with the theme of travel. Includes some rarities not previously on CD before. Some really great Bowlly performances here which will appeal to all Bowlly and dance band enthusiasts.

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Al Bowlly's Travels and other Rarities, Volume 1, MLMCD076

Phyllis Robins - My Bluebird’s Singing The Blues

Phyllis Robins - My Bluebird’s Singing The Blues MLMCD077

What Are You Thinking About Baby; Sweet and Lovely, PM; Don’t Know Why, CDB; Mad About The Boy, JH; Black Eyed Susan Brown, MT; My Bluebird’s Singing The Blues, MT; I Raised My Hat. MT; Makin’ Conversation. HH; I’m Hitchin My Wagon To You, Nasty Man, CCO; Nobody Loves a Fairy When She’s Forty; The Girl With the Dreamy Eyes; March Winds and April Showers; Dancing With My Shadow; I Like the Way You Say Goodnight, with Leslie Holmes; Honey Coloured Moon ; My First Thrill; Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You, O; It's A Hap, Hap, Happy Day; Over the Rainbow; Chatterbox; Oh! Johnny; Sing For Your Supper; No Souvenirs; The Parting of the Ways, unknown orch, archeck.

Key: All tracks are Phyllis Robins Solos, apart from: CCO, Casani Club Orchestra; CDB, Cunard Dance band; HH, Henry Hall; JH, Jack Hylton; MT, Madame Tussauds Dance Orchestra; O, Orlando; PM, Percival Mackey.

Phyllis Robins had both looks and talent and we present her on this CD with some dance bands and solo recordings. One of Britain’s most distinctive voices which we are certain you will enjoy.

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Phyllis Robins, My Bluebird's Singing The Blues, MLMCD077

Al Bowlly’s Travels and other Rarities Volume 2

Al Bowlly’s Travels and other Rarities Volume 2 MLMCD078

Sailin' On the Robert E. Lee - Ray Noble and his NMDO; Lazy Lou'siana Moon - Edgar Adeler's Hawaiian Players; Louisiana Hayride - Lew Stone And his Band; Colorado Sunset - Geraldo and his Orchestra; The Longer That You Linger in Virginia - Roy Fox and his Band; Headin' For Hollywood - Hawaiian Serenaders ; My Sweet Virginia - Roy Fox and his Band; Basin Street Blues - Al Bowlly solo (Orchestra directed by Ray Noble); Moonlight on The Colorado - Ferrachini's Hawaiian Band; Hang Out the Stars in Indiana - NMDO; Tell Me, Are You from Georgia? - Roy Fox and his Band (with Nat Gonella); Somewhere in Old Wyoming - Palm Beach Hawaiians; It’s Sunday Down in Carolina - Ray Noble and his Orchestra; Blue Hawaii - Al Bowlly solo; Old New England Moon - Waikiki Serenaders; Half Moon on The Hudson - Al Bowlly and his Orchestra (Leonard Joy); Missouri Waltz - Roy Fox and his Band; St. Louis Blues - Ray Noble and his Orchestra; Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On - NMDO (with The Three Ginx); Stars Fell on Alabama - Al Goodman and His Orchestra; A Letter to My Mother - Monia Liter; Swanee (Tunes of Not So Long Ago – 1921 Inc. Coal Black Mammy) - New Mayfair Orchestra Take 1; Swanee (Tunes of Not So Long Ago - 1921 Inc. Coal Black Mammy) - New Mayfair Orchestra Take 2; Nice Work if You Can Get It - Lew Stone and his Band (with The Jackdaws).

Key: ahb, and his Band; aho, and his Orchestra; NMDO, New Mayfair Dance Orchestra; Track 5 duet with Les Alllen.

A novel selection with the theme of travel. Includes some rarities not previously on CD before. Some really great Bowlly performances here which will appeal to all Bowlly and dance band enthusiasts.

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Al Bowlly's Travels and other Rarities, Volume 2, MLMCD078


Those Dance Band Years Volume 4 MLMCD085

Those Dance Band Years Volume 4 MLMCD085

Muddy Water - Al Starita (Kit Kat Band) v AS; Ain’t Ya Coming Out Tonight - Arthur Lally v Sam Browne; Shoo the Hoodoo Away Medley (One Night With You - The Big Pond) - Raie Da Costa; Why Do I Love You - Piccadilly Dance Band (Allan Selby) v G. Marshall; Temptation Rag - Rhythm Rascals (Jay Wilbur); I Was True - Henry Hall v Maurice Elwin; There Must be a Silver Lining - Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band; An Hour Never Passes - Ambrose v George Melachrino; My Southern Home – NMDO; More Miracle Melodies Pt 1 - Arthur Lally v Maurice Elwin, Cavan O’Connor; More Miracle Melodies Pt 2 - Arthur Lally v Maurice Elwin, Cavan O’Connor; Hop Skip - Savoy Orpheans; Smile Darn Ya Smile - Manhattan Melody Makers (Harry Bidgood) v Fred Douglas, Leslie Sarony; My Heart Stood Still - Al Starita (Kit Kat Band); All by Yourself in the Moonlight - NMDO v Eddie Grossbart; Moonlight on the Ganges - Jay Whidden v JW; Underneath the Stars (That Night of Love) - Rhythm Rascals (Jay Wilbur) v Pat O’Malley; Let's All Go to Mary's House - Savoy Orpheans v Ramon Newton; Something Came and Got me in the Spring - Harry Leader v Ronnie Hill; Harlem Madness - Rhythmic Eight Bert and John Firman; Would You Like to Take a Walk - Basil Winston (Howard Godfrey?) v Harry Bentley?; What Good Am I Without You - Raie Da Costa; I Want to Be Bad - Manhattan Melody Makers (Harry Bidgood) v John Thorne; Tiger Rag - Rhythm Rascals (Jay Wilbur).

Another fine selection of dance bands and vocalists including many rarities with most being re-issued for the first time.

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Those Dance Band Years Volume 4 MLMCD085

Those Dance Band Years Volume 5 MLMCD087

Those Dance Band Years Volume 5 MLMCD087

I'm Tickled To Death I'm Me - Jay Wilbur (Rhythm Rascals) vJL; In The Cool Of The Evening - Jack Payne (BBC DO); Little White Lies - Radio Melody Boys vSB; The Call Of The Canyon - Harry Roy vJG; The Queen Was In The Parlour - Raie Da Costa; My Inspiration Is You - Debroy Somers vRM; Dear, Dear - Jack Payne (BBC Do) v JP; Big Boy Blue - Joe Daniels; Shine - Billy Cotton and his Cotton Pickers vTF; Getting' Sentimental - Henry Hall vVR; I'll Close My Eyes - Ambrose vJPo; Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Me Too - Alfredo vPB; My Sister And I - Joe Loss vBR; Mean To Me - Jay Wilbur vLA; The Lady In Red - Jay Wilbur (Rhythm Rascals); It Looks Like Love - Three Ginx; It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow - Joe Loss vCH; Broadway Melody - Jay Wilbur (Deauville DB); In A Little Rocky Valley - Harry Roy vBC; Going Home - Debroy Somers vDD; Sweet Little Sweetheart - Joe Loss vCH; The General's Fast Asleep - Jay Wilbur (Rhythm Rascals) vVL; Be Careful With Those Eyes - Jack Harris vTB, COC; Talking It Over - Jay Wilbur (Rhythm Rascals) vGF.

Voclaists: LA, Lou Aberlado; PB, Peter Barnard; TB, Tom Barrett; SB, Sam Browne; BC, Bill Currie; DD, Dan Donovan; GF, Gerry Fitzgerald; TF, Teddy Foster; JG, Johnny Green; CH, Chick, Henderson; JL, Jack Lorimer; VL, Vera Lynn; RM, Ramon Newton; COC, Cavan O’Connor; JP, Jack Payne; JPo Jack Powers; BR, Bette Roberts; VR, Val Rosing.

A wonderful selection of great British dance bands and vocalists including many rarities with most being re-issued for the first time.

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Those Dance Band Years Volume 5 MLMCD087

Al Bowlly - Easy to Love and Other Rarities Volume 3 MLMCD088

Al Bowlly - Easy to Love and Other Rarities Volume 3 MLMCD088

But Definitely; Roll Along Prairie Moon AB; In A Little Gypsy Tea Room; Outside Of Paradise ABO; Red Sails In The Sunset AB; Under Your Spell; Little Old Lady; If I Had A Million Dollars VY; Moonlight In Hilo; You Were There; Soon; Why Dream?; Sweet As A Song ABO; Flowers For Madam; Be Still My Heart VY; I Wished On The Moon; Clouds; Blazin’ The Trail; Easy To Love; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; You Are My Heart’s Delight RF; You Are My Heart’s Delight RF.

Key: All with Ray Noble and his American Orchestra, apart from AB, Al Bowlly Solo accompanied by Ray Noble and his Orchestra, USA; ABO, Al Bowlly and his Orchestra (Directed. By Leonard Joy, USA); RF, Roy Fox and his band (London); VY, Al Bowlly accompanied by Victor Young and his Orchestra (USA).

Our final selection of Al’s fine American recordings followed by both takes of You Are My Heart’s Delight..

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Al Bowlly - Easy To Love and other Rarities, Volume 3, MLMCD088

Those Dance Band Years Volume 6 MLMCD089

Those Dance Band Years Volume 6 MLMCD089

Every Day's A Lucky Day - Terry's Quick Changers (Terry McGovern) v Jack Plant; Oh! Donna Clara - Van Phillips v Jack Plant; She's Drivin' Me Wild - Jack Hylton; I'm One In A Crowd - Jay Wilbur (Rhythm Rascals) v Gerry Fitzgerald; Swing High, Swing Low - Joe Daniels; Whistling In The Dark - Harry Hudson's Melody Men v HH + 2; Ain't Misbehavin' - Billy Cotton and his Cotton Pickers v Teddy Foster; Roll Away Clouds - Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band v Eddie Grossbart; We Can't Go On Like This - Jay Wilbur (Radio Serenaders) v Sam Browne; Meet The Beat Of My Heart - The Henderson Twins; Just A Dancing Sweetheart - Harry Hudson's Melody Men v HH + 3; Singing In The Moonlight - Arthur Lally v Maurice Elwin; It's All Due To You - Billy Merrin And His Commanders v Ken Crossley; Today, Tomorrow, Forever - Debroy Somers v Raymond Newell; Do You Recall When Love Was All - Jay Wilbur (Rhythm Rascals) v Pat O'Malley; Ferry Boat Serenade - Harry Roy v Johnny Green; Five Minutes To Twelve - Terry's Quick Changers (Terry McGovern) v Jack Plant; Moonshine Is Better Than Sunshine - Jack Payne (BBC DO) v JP; Adeline - Radio Melody Boys v Sam Browne; Great Day - Jay Wilbur (Radio Serenaders) v Cyril Grantham; Every Sunday Afternoon - Percival Mackey's Band v Fred Douglas; Solitude - Jay Wilbur (Radio Serenaders) v Cyril Grantham; For You, Just You, My Baby - Arthur Lally v Maurice Elwin; Some Of These Days - Jay Wilbur (Swing Rhythm Boys) v Jack Cooper.

Volume 6 of our British dance band compilations brings you some great arrangements and a fine cross-section of vocalists and includes many rarities with most being re-issued for the first time.

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Those Dance Band Years Volume 6 MLMCD089

The Voice Of Chick Henderson Volume 2 MLMCD091

The Voice Of Chick Henderson Volume 2 MLMCD091

Titles: I’m Stepping Out with A Memory Tonight HR; If You Hadn’t Asked Me to Dance HR; Sierra Sue HR; The Greatest Mistake of My Life CH; Cornsilk; Until You Fall in Love HR; Goodnight Children, Everywhere SL; The Gaucho Serenade; Moon Love; The Mem’ry Of A Rose LPAB; Scatterbrain; That Lovely Weekend; Concerto for Two; When I Dream of Home LPAB; Seventeen Candles; We’ll Go Smiling Along HR; Broken Hearted Clown CH; The Umbrella Man; There’s Love in Your Eyes; My Paradise; Sand in My Shoes; The Breeze and I HR; Cinderella (Stay in My Arms); What More Can I Say.

Key: Accompaniment: CH, Chick Henderson solo recording; LPAB, London Piano Accordion Band; HR, Harry Roy and his Band. The remainder are by Joe Loss and his band. SL, duet with Shirley Lenner.

A fine collection of some lesser-known recordings by the great Chick Henderson. Brilliant dance bands and a brilliant singer

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The Voice Of Chick Henderson Vol. 2. MLMCD091

The Complete Blue Mountaineers Volume 2 MLMCD093

The Complete Blue Mountaineers Volume 2 MLMCD093

Say to Yourself I Will Be Happy; Just a Little Home for the Old Folks – Puss, Puss, Puss; Lovable; Fit as a Fiddle – Taboo, Taboo; We All Wanna Know Why; In the Valley of the Moon; We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye; Listen to The German Band; You've Got Me Crying Again - Two-Buck Tim from Timbuctoo; An Evening in Caroline; Yes Mr Brown – Dreaming; There's a Cabin in The Pines; Somebody Stole My Gal, Isn't It Heavenly (Take 1); Somebody Stole My Gal, Isn't It Heavenly (Take 2); Too Many Tears; Pretending You Care - On the Air; You're My Everything; Kiss by Kiss; Big Ben Is Saying Goodnight.

Vocals are by Sam Browne, Nat Gonella, Max Bacon, and Cavan O’Connor.

The Blue Mountaineers represent all what was best about the Great British Dance Bands during the first half of the 1930s – great arrangements, great instrumentalists (mostly from Ambrose’s Orchestra) and great vocalists. No body will be disappointed with this CD. This is the second of 3 CDs to contain the complete Mountaineers’ sessions.

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The Complete Blue Mountaineers Vol. 2. MLMCD093

The Blue Mountaineers Volume 3 MLMCD095

The Blue Mountaineers Volume 3 MLMCD095

A Great Big Bunch of You; Moon; Old Mother Hubbard – Please vCOC; In the Jailhouse Now vFD; Wherever You Are; Fit as a Fiddle – Taboo, Taboo (Take 1); When We're Alone; Mad About the Boy; Was That the Human Thing to Do; Getting’ Sentimental; When it's Lamp-Lightin’ Time - Language of Love; Open Up Dem Pearly Gatesv FD & NG; If You Were Only Mine; Where's Bill Bailey (Won't You Come Home) vSB & JC; Keep Your Last Goodnight for Me; My Bluebird Was Caught in the Rain; Sylvia; Leave the Rest to Nature; Lady Play Your Mandolin; You Forgot Your Gloves.

Key: All by Blue Mountaineers apart from last 5 tracks which are bonus tracks by Ambrose and his Orchestra.

All vocals by Sam Brown apart from: SB, Sam Browne, JC, Joe Crossman, FD, Fred Douglas, COC Cavan O’Connor.

This is the final of the 3 CD set which brings you the complete recordings of The Blue Mountaineers. They represent the finest sound of the British dance bands of the 1930s with the best instrumentalists and singers drawn mainly from the mighty Ambrose Orchestra.

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The Complete Blue Mountaineers Vol. 3. MLMCD095

Dinah Miller. The Personality Girl MLMCD096

Dinah Miller. The Personality Girl MLMCD096

Woe Is Me OR; Swing HR with Harry Roy; Good for Nothin' Joe; I'm Pixilated Over You; My Heaven on Earth SO; Say Si, Si JH with Pat Taylor and Elsie Carlisle; I'm A Fool for Loving You; Sing, Sing, Sing SO; I Can't Face the Music JH; The Snake Charmer JH; The Gypsy in My Soul JH; River Man; The Flat Foot Floogee JH with male trio; Eeny Meeny Miney Mo HR with Harry Roy; Lost My Rhythm, Lost My Man; Now It Can Be Told; Says My Heart; Cry Baby Cry JH; You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming JH; Mama I Wanna Make Rhythm JH; I'm Shooting High; Love Letter (in Swenglish) SO; Happy Little Song SS; Sha, Sha JH; Talk to Me RW.

Key: All solo records by Dinah Miller apart from vocal refrains with the bands of: JH, Jack Harris; OR, Oscar Rabin; HR, Harry Roy, SO, Seymour Osterwall; SS, Sam Samson; RW, Reginald Wiliams.

All recorded in London apart from tracks with Seymour Osterwall and Sam Samson which were recorded in Stockholm.

Dinah Miller has been described as the “female Al Bowlly” and when you play this CD you will understand why. Her personality is to the fore and her phrasing and technique unsurpassed in Britain at the time. Plus some great dance bands are heard on this disc. No-one will be disappointed with this CD!

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Dinah Miller - The Personality Girl MLMCD096

The Best of Jay Wilbur on the Crown Label Volume 1

The Best of Jay Wilbur on the Crown Label Volume 1. MLMCD097

Sing Something Swingy v CG; A Fine Romance v CG; How Happy Could I Be v CC; Isn't This A Lovely Day v GF ; Let's Talk About Love v RH; Lovely To Look At v 3G; Our Romance Was All a Mistake v CG; Pick Yourself Up v JC; Temptation Rag; On Our Wedding Day, Sweetheart v CG; Broadway Rhythm v BSC; East of the Sun v POM; I Won't Dance v POM; I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin' v GF; Mammy Bong v SC; Without A Word of Warning v SB; Is it True What They Say About Dixie v RH; Love Is A Dancing Thing v CG; A Week Ago, Tonight v SC; Moonlight, Music and Mary v CG; Let's Go Over on the Sunny Side v CG; Bird On The Wing v GF; Cheek To Cheek v POM; Wah! Hoo! v CoH; Maybe v JW; Roll Along Prairie Moon v POM.

CG SB Sam Browne; CoH Co-Harmonists; BSC Billy Scott Coomber; JC Jack Cooper; CC Chips Chippendall; SC Sam Costa; GF Gerry Fitzgerald; Cyril Grantham; RH Ronnie Hill; POM Pat O’Malley; 3G Three Ginx; JW Jack Whiting.

Jay Wilbur was the house band leader for Crystalate record company and employed the best musicians and vocalists. Combining this with the Crown label’s excellent sound quality we bring you the best British dance band sound of the mid-1930s.

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The Best Of Jay Wilbur on the Crown Label Volume 1 MLMCD097

The Romantic Al Bowlly MLMCD098

The Romantic Al Bowlly MLMCD098

The Very Thought Of You; Hiawatha's Lullaby; Time On My Hands NMDO; The Shadow Waltz; Lazy Day NMDO; Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?; The Echo Of A Song RN; How Could We Be Wrong?; Give Me A Tune RN; By The Fireside RN; What Now; A Letter To My Mother; I Never Had A Chance; Just A Dancing Sweetheart NMDO; A Bedtime Story RN; Hold My Hand RN; Good Evening RN; Gypsy Fiddles; My Sweet; Trouble In Paradise; This Is Romance; It’s Time To Say Goodnight; The Rarities: Soon; I Love You Truly.

Key: All Ray Noble and his orchestra except: NMDO, New Mayfair Dance Orchestra; RN, Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Orchestra,

Recorded in London except for tracks 23-24 recorded in New York City.

Although Al Bowlly could handle all kinds of songs with ease, it was as a singer of romantic ballads that he perhaps excelled the most and is now fondly associated with. Here we have a grand selection, all with a brilliant Ray Noble arrangement and demonstrating the art of popular singing at its very best. This CD also brings you two previously un-released recordings from the Ray Noble’s New York Orchestra featuring Al Bowlly.

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The Romantic Al Bowlly MLMCD098

The Best of Jay Wilbur on the Crown Label Volume 2 MLMCD098

The Best of Jay Wilbur on the Crown Label Volume 2 MLMCD099

I Heard A Song In A Taxi v SC’; Holding You in my Arms v CG; Is it True? v unknown; Underneath the Stars v POM; Have I Lost You v GF; My Sweetie Went Away v SC; The Way You Look Tonight v CG; Don't Be Afraid Of Tomorrow v POM; I'm Dreaming So Much About You v SC; I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze v CG; Where the Arches Used to Be v POM; This’ll Make You Whistle v JC; Could You Forget v RH; Louisiana Fairy Tale v POM; I’ve Been Dreaming v unknown; About A Quarter To Nine v POM; I Never Knew The Meaning Of Love v SC; Life Seems Worth While v CG; Because You're Mine v POM; The Music Goes Round and Around v GF; The Night Was Young v JC; Moon for Sale v CG; Dinah v SC; Why Didn't You Tell Me v CG; Somebody Stole My Gal v JC; When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South v SC.

Key to vocalists: JC Jack Cooper; SC Sam Costa; GF Gerry Fitzgerald; Cyril Grantham; RH Ronnie Hill; POM Pat O’Malley.

Jay Wilbur was the house band leader for Crystalate record company which made the Crown label and employed the best musicians and vocalists. Combining this with the Crown label’s excellent sound quality we bring you the best British dance band sound of the mid-1930s.

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The Best of Jay Wilbur on the Crown Label Volume 2 MLMCD099

The Early Sydney Lipton MLMCD100

The Early Sydney Lipton MLMCD100

Dames v RO; I Promised Sally v SB; It's Only a Paper Moon v RO; I've Got You On My Mind v SB; Oh! Johanna v RO (SL talking); Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed v SB; Then I'll Be Tired of You v GF; Yes, Yes, My Baby Said Yes, Yes v. Unknown; Little Miss Gadabout v SB; Peter, Peter v CG +2; That's What Life is Made Of v RO; Two-Buck Tim From Timbuctoo v CG +2; What Have We Got To Lose v (?); You're Mine, You v CG; I'm In Love With a Sunbeam v CG; Two Little Flies on a Lump of Sugar v GF; Everything's Fine With Me v CG; Sweet Georgia v SB ; Darkness on the Delta v CG; Everyone Says I Love You Everyone Says I Love You v CG; You've Got Me Crying Again v CG; Here Comes Mr. Sunshine v CG; When the Morning Rolls Around v LA; Getting Round and About v GF

CG Cyril Grantham; LA Les Allen; RO Ronnie Ogilvie; SB Sam Browne; GF Gerry Fitzgerald; SL Sydney Lipton; ? Unidentified.

Here we have another helping of some of the finest British dance band music from the first half of the 1930s. Excellent arrangements and many “hot breaks” to be found here.

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The Early Sydney Lipton MLMCD100

The Rhythmic Al Bowlly MLMCD101

The Rhythmic Al Bowlly MLMCD101

You Ought To See Sally On Sunday; Living In Clover; I Was True; This Is The Day Of Days; Looking On The Bright Side Of Life; Sunny Days; We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence; Over My Shoulder; Coal Black Mammy; Makin' Wicki-Wacki Down In Waikiki; The Younger Generation; Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On (with the Three Ginx); Hustlin' and Bustlin' For Baby; River, Stay 'Way From My Door; Sailin’ On The Robert E Lee; Got A Date With An Angel; Happy; Who Walks In When I Walk Out? (Take 1); Who Walks In When I Walk Out? (Take 2); My Hat's On The Side Of My Head; I’m Glad I Waited; I’m Telling the World She’s Mine ; Stay On The Right Side Of The Road; Shout For Happiness.

All with Ray Noble and his Orchestra, some billed on the label as New Mayfair Dance Orchestra

A grand selection of the hotter and more rhythmic sides from Ray Noble demonstrating that the orchestra could play jazz when it wanted to and that Al Bowlly could handle this kind of number really well. One of the best “feel good” releases of vintage music.

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The Rhythmic Al Bowlly MLMCD101

The Jazz World Of Spike Hughes MLMCD102

The Jazz World Of Spike Hughes MLMCD102

Bottoms Up v VR *; Dinah (Take 1); Happy Feet **; Blue Turning Grey Over You v VR; Funny Dear, What Love Can Do; A New Kind of Man (Take 2); Pick And Slap v GH (Unissued Test); High Life v JS; The Devil is Afraid of Music v JS **; Witness v JS; Hangin' On To That Man v EC; I've Been in the Storm Too Long v JS; I Just Can't Believe That She's Mine v JS; Kiss By Kiss v JS; Don' You Grieve; Nocturne ***; Someone Stole Gabriel’s Horn v BC ***; Pastorale ***; Arabesque ***; Sweet Sue, Just You ***; Air in D Flat ***; Donegal Cradle Song ***; Music at Sunrise ***; How Come You Do Me Like You Do v HA ***.

Key: All by Spike Hughes and his Orchestra (London) except:

* Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra (London);

** Spike Hughes and his Three Blind Mice (London);

*** Spike Hughes and his Negro orchestra (New York).

Vocals VR Val Rosing; JS Joey Shields; EC Elsie Carlisle; GH George Hurley; BC Benny Carter; Henry Allen.

This is the “hottest” CD we have yet to issue. The legendary Spike Hughes orchestras with recordings made both in the UK and US. A CD for both dance bands and jazz fans. Volume 2 will be released next quarter.

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The Jazz World of Spike Hughes MLMCD102

The World of Ray Noble MLMCD103

The World of Ray Noble MLMCD103

Double Trouble* v The Freshmen, Ray Noble; Moonlight is Silver; My Girl Don’t Love Me No More v Eddie and Rex (Brian Lawrence, Jack Lorimer); Spanish Eyes v Ace Roland; This Town’s Too Quiet v Leslie Sarony & band; Won’t You Stay for Tea? v Frances Day, Ace Roland; Don’t be Late in the Morning v Ace Roland, Max Kester; For the Love of Mike Medley; In Town Tonight; La De Da De Da v Bobbie Comber; Nasty Man v Dorothy Carless; No More Love v Ace Roland; Two Buck Tim From Timbuctoo v Ace Roland, Max Kester, Three Ginx; When I Close my Eyes and Dream v Jack Plant; Mad About the Boy; An Hour Ago This Minute v Three Ginx; We Saw the Sea* v Reed Kennedy, The Freshmen; At the Court of Old King Cole (featuring Raie Da Costa); Spin a Little Web of Dreams v Three Ginx; Happy Ending (introducing My Lucky Day); Chewing Gum v Ace Roland, Max Kester; Way Down Yonder in New Orleans*; Life Begins at Sweet Sixteen* v The Freshmen; Jog Along.

All recorded in London apart from asterisked tracks which were recorded in New York.

This CD contains a selection from Ray Noble’s London and New York orchestras and showcases the bandleader and arranger in all his moods, from hot rhythm, ballads, light music, comedy and novelty. Most of these tracks have not been on CD before, many of them not even on LP. But they all have that distinctive “Noble touch” and are a joy to hear.

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The World of Ray Noble MLMCD103

The London I Love  MLMCD104

The London I Love MLMCD104

In Town Tonight - Joe Loss; The London I Love - Oscar Rabin v BD; London on a Rainy Night - Teddy Joyce v JPl; Carry on, London - Billy Cotton v ABr; Life Begins at Oxford Circus - Jack Hylton v trio; Lady from Mayfair - Ambrose v SB; A Thick, Thick Fog in London - Jack Payne v JPa; There's Something About That Town - Eric Winstone v JD; Leicester Square Rag - Harry Roy v JG; The King is Still in London - Carroll Gibbons v SB; Lambeth Walk - Billy Cotton vABr; My River - Jessie Matthews; Londonola - Roy Fox; Round the Marble Arch Jack Payne - JP v BSC, BB, BM; A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Carroll Gibbons v AL; There's A Lovely Lake In London - Jack Jackson v JJ, JH and unk; Till the Lights of London Shine Again - The Organ, Dance Band and Me V GB; In London on a Night Like This – Rhythm Maniacs (Roy Fox) v ABo; London Pride - Ambrose v SB; Round About Regent Street - Jay Wilbur v POM; A Foggy Day - Jack Hylton v SB; Archer Street Drag - George Chisholm; London is Saying Goodnight - Maurice Winnick v SC; Big Ben is Saying Goodnight - Ambrose v SC.

Key to vocalists: GB, George Barclay; ABo, Al Bowlly; ABr, Alan Breeze; SB, Sam Browne; BB, Bob Busby; SC, Sam Costa; BD, Beryl Davis; JD, Julie Dawn; JG, Johnny Green; J H, Jackie Hunter; JJ, Jack Jackson; AL, Anne Lenner; BM, Bob Manning; POM, Pat O”Malley; Pa, Jack Payne; JPl, Jack Plant; BSC, Billy Scott Coomber; unk, unknown female.

This is probably the most novel CD we have issued as it is not centered around an artist, band or type of music but around London which, judging by some of the lyrics, was in the 1930s the centre of the universe. However, unlike places in the USA, there are relatively few songs about London from the golden age, i.e. 1920s, 1930s and the 1940s. However, we did find some splendid recordings and they are presented here. They embrace romance, comedy, jazz, and more. A unique CD

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The London I Love MLMCD104

The Jazz World of Spike Hughes Volume Two  MLMCD105

The Jazz World of Spike Hughes Volume Two MLMCD105

Tiger Rag *** ; Poor Butterfly v VR **; The Boop Boop a Doop Trot (Take 1) v VR *; The Boop Boop a Doop Trot (Take 2) v VR *; Blues in My Heart v JS ; I'm Just Wild About Harry ***; It's Unanimous Now v VR *; Bessie Couldn't Help It ; The Man From the South v VR *; After You've Gone ***; Buddy's Wednesday Outing ; Dancing Time **; I Like To Do Things For You ** (rejected); ;I Like To Do Things For You **; Minnie The Moocher v JS ; Sweet Sorrow Blues ****; St Louis Blues ***; Crazy Feet v VR (Take 1) *; Crazy Feet v VR (Take 2) *; Music at Midnight ****; Moon Love ; A Miss is as Good as a Mile v VR *; Firebird ****; Siesta (To Noel Coward); Bugle Call Rag ****.

Key: All by Spike Hughes and his Orchestra except

* Spike Hughes and his Decca-Dents:

** Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra

*** Jimmy Dorsey with Spike Hughes and his Three Blind Mice

**** Spike Hughes and his Negro orchestra (New York)

Vocals VR Val Rosing; JS Joey Shields.

Here is Volume 2 of the legendary Spike Hughes orchestras recorded both in the UK and US. A CD for both dance bands and jazz fans. Hot dance music at its absolute best.

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The Jazz World of Spike Hughes Volume 2 MLMCD105

 

DVD's New and Back Catalogue releases available from Memory Lane

Ray Noble - The Songwriter

Ray Noble - The Songwriter

This is a DVD containing an edited version of the programme about Ray Noble, which was shown on BBC-1 in 1978, as part of a series The Songwriters which Tony Staveacre produced. It features an interview with Ray Noble and songs sung by Marti Webb, Sheila White, Paul Jones and Peter Gale. The orchestrations were created by Ken Moule. The film lasts about 18 minutes.

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DVD: Ray Noble - The Songwriter

DVD: Dance Hall

DVD: Dance Hall

The 1950 film Dance Hall features the bands of Geraldo and Ted Heath, and all the music comes from their repertoire, impeccably recorded and imaginatively filmed. The director was Charles Chilton who cleverly combines the romantic stories with scenes of 1950s social realism, played out in and around the dance floor. The score includes Goodnight, Sweetheart interpreted by Geraldo as a snazzy quickstep, a soupy vocal You’re Only Dreaming sung by Hy Hazell, and a New Years Eve celebration where the two bands combine in raucous versions of Tavern in the Town and Little Brown Jug.

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DVD: Dance Hall

DVD - Al Bowlly –the Lost Interviews

DVD - Al Bowlly –the Lost Interviews

This is a new film compiled and produced by Tony Staveacre that incorporates recorded interviews with Al Bowlly's friends and fellow-musicians, parts of which were included in the 1975 TV programme Impressions of Al Bowlly. In 1974, Tony Staveacre tracked down Roy Fox, Ray Noble, Nat Gonella, Tiny Winters, Sid Colin, Joyce (widow of Lew) Stone, Joe Crossman, and invited them to share their memories of the great singer. They talk with affection and good humour about the Al that they knew and loved. They tell the whole story, there’s no need for a narrator. With photos and music, the film runs for 32 minutes.

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DVD: Al Bowlly, The Lost Interviews