Wayne's Music

Saturday 19 April 2014, with Wayne Mowat

Wayne’s Music 19/20 April 2014.  You Must Remember this … the 1930s.

‘I’m On A See Saw’                 fats Waller with one of his best … what a touch, with one of the hit numbers from the 1934 Vivian Ellis Show “Jill Darling” …

‘They Call me Sister Honky Tonk’      Mae West  with one from the “risqué” movie  “I’m No Angel” in 1933. 

‘Old Man harlem’            The Dorsey Brothers Band  trying to come out with an acceptable hybrid between the old free-wheeling hot jazz they had played in Chicago in the 1920s and a more danceable style of music that would appeal to middle America in the 30s.

‘I’ll be Glad When You’tre Dead You Rascal You’            Jack Teagarden with that typical infectious feeling of happiness and conviviality …

‘It’s A Sin To tell A Lie’           the romantic whistler and crooner of the 30s – the old Street Singer himself Arthur Tracy, recorded this in London with The Decca Studio orchestra in 1936.

‘I Know That Sailors Do care’  the one and only Tessie O’Shea …

‘Shout For Happiness’             Ray Noble was in charge of the “His Masters Voice” studio band and at the time it was called The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra for recording purposes …

‘Swing Me A Lullaby’               Connee Boswell, although confined to a wheelchair through polio was the driving force and the arranger for the best of all close harmony singing groups The Boswell Sisters – and she was equally impressive as a solo singer.

‘A Paradise For Two’     Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth …

‘Whispering’                   The Ballyhooligans band was a group of studio musicians led by pianist Phil Green, who simply turned out recordings that people could dance to in the 30s. 

‘ten Cents A Dance’                 Ruth Etting reflecting the “hard Times” of the era, when a lot of the songs were written to cheer everyone up through the bad times. 

‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Baby’ the all time great showman and trumpeter Louis Armstrong.

‘Life Begins At Forty’               Sophie Tucker … I can’t remember when we last played the last of the Red Hot mamas …

‘I’m Carzy ‘Bout My baby’      The Ted Lewis Band with fats Waller on vocals ….

‘Love is On the Air Tonight’     Dick Powell – one of the great Radio Crooners …he sings her with Lou Forbes band. 

‘King Porter Stomp’                 Benny Goodman with a recording made just weeks before Benny became a national figure as the king of swing in America. 

Wayne’s Music 20th April 2014.  You Must remember this … the 1930s.  PART ONE

‘There’s A Small Hotel’            Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon – of Life With Lyons radio Shows way back.

‘Back To Those Happy days’   West Indian born Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson adopted Britian as his homeland from 1927.  he was unsurpassed as the sophisticated entertainer at the piano in high society in the 30s and 40s. 

‘Let Yourself Go’           Ginger Rogers was always careful to point out that she wasn’t only Fred Astair’s dancing partner – she had a number of distinguished acting and singing performances in her own right.

‘T’Aint What You Do’             Nat Gonella          

‘The Girl In The Little Green hat’
‘ A nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square ……Billy Cotton and his Band  with Sam Browne Taking the vocals  on The Girl In The Little Green hat and Alan Breeze is the singer on Nightingale. 


‘Fine And Dandy’           Victor Arden and Phil Ohman the duo pianists with their Orchestra … the vocalist is Frank Luther. 

‘Speak To me Of Love’            Richard Tauber star of Operettas, but equally at home singing popular ballads. 

‘Pu-Leeze Mr hemingway’        Ann Suter – The Personality Girl – or The original Girl From Dixie … (take your pick).  Miss Suter was said to be a “riot from start to finish” with her sense of humour and facial expressions … 

‘Chasin’ Shadows’                   Louis prima and The New Orleans Gang .. as soon as he arrived in New York Louis Prima became a fixture on Swing Street. 

‘Blue Moon’                   The Old Groaner’s younger Brother Bob Crosby … had  a more than passable voice singing as he is here with Anson Weeks’ Band – then he formed his own outfit from 1933 which he fronted as vocalist and occasionally arranged as a solo artist.

‘Dippermouth Blues’       Jimmy Dorsey and Louis Armstrong adding his touch to The Dippermouth Blues 

‘The Lion and Albert’               Stanley Holloway’s famous monologue based on a news item about a boy who was eaten by a Lion at the zoo …

‘It’s A Hap Hap happy Day’              Beryl Davis with Stephane Grappelly and Arthur Young and The Hachetete Swingtette.

‘Falling In Love Again’             Marlene Dietrich with her signature tune as a result of the success of the film The Blue Angel directed by Josef Von Sternberg who took the credit for having “discovered” Dietrich.

‘The Spinning Wheel’               Delia Murphy, the singer and collector of Irish Ballads recorded her three best known songs in 1939 … The Blackbird, Three Lovely Lassies – and this one The Spinning Wheel.

‘Tea For Two’                Josephine Bradley And Her Strict Tempo Dance orchestra – with the whole Kaboodle being directed by Geraldo – in fact Gerald and Sid Bright feature on the piano duet.

‘Betty Co-Ed’                 Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees …

‘Vilja’                   Gladys Moncrieff , the Australian Operetta Star who will always be associated with this beautiful Franz Lehar melody from The Merry Widow …

‘Is There Anything Wrong In That’     Helen kane – the boop-boop-a-doop style singer and star of the early Hollywood Musicals

‘Dinah’                 Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers and the song that was originally titled “Dirty Nellie” …

‘When Love Comes Swinging Along’ Al Bowlly – The Ambassador Of Song, became a household name in the United States when he went there with bandleader/composer Ray Noble …

‘Exposition Swing’         Duke Ellington