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Wayne's Music 12/13 March 2011. 1930s.

Someday sweet Heart The Sid Millward band "Europe's hottest saxophonist" in his day.
The Glory Of Love
lew Stone worked with many of the important bands in the 30s, and his arrangements for the Bert Ambrose orchestra made it virtually the best in Europe.
John Willie's Jazz Band
the greatest Lancashire Lad of them all, George Formby (and his ukulele).
In The Middle Of A Kiss Connee Boswell's records have a definitive air about them.

Sweet As A Song Jack White And His Collegians -got their big break in May 1936, when they replaced the famous Joe Loss band at The Astoria.
You've Got Me Crying Again Elsie Carlisle with Ambrose - one of Manchester's favourite songbirds, recorded with many of the top dance bands of the era, but she recorded very little after the beginning of the second world war - going into business instead.
How'd Ja Like To Love Me? Roy Fox, the man who gave Al Bowlly his chance of a place in the big time league in 1930 when the singer was down on his luck.
Pennies From Heaven The Street Singer Arthur Tracy
mama I Want To make Rhythm Jack Harris, left the United States in 1927 for a 6-week residency at The London Embassy Club, and decided to stay in the UK, building up a large society following in the following years.
The Music Goes Round And Round Henry Hall with vocalist George Elrick.
Penny Serenade Geraldo with the Ambassador Of Song Al Bowlly who had recorded with them all
Say Si Si Pat Taylor, Elsie Carlisle, Dinah Miller with the American violinist Jack harris leading the band .
Heaven Can Wait Billy Thorburn and His Music. W H Auden described the 30s as a "low, dishonest decade", an apt enough summary of its social and political climate, yet by a curious paradox they were the golden years for the British Dance bands, both economically and musically.
Shoe Shine Boy Roy Fox - the whispering cornetist had such a successful band, the BBC scheduled it for regular weekly broadcasts.
South Of The Border Joe Loss, started out at the Astoria Ballroom, and his many records have become collectors items for both their overall quality and excellent vocalists.
Nobody's Sweetheart Billy Cotton- the longest-term bandleader of them all.
The Very Thought Of You
Al Bowlly and Ray Noble's Band - at their best. This is a definitive version with its excellent score and outstanding vocal performance.

Wayne's Music Sunday 13 March 2011.1930s. PART ONE.

My Brother makes The Noises For The Talkies Jack Payne leading the BBC Dance orchestra when they were broadcasting every weekday afternoon, in addition to numerous evening shows - hardly surprising that Payne became a household name.

The Clouds Will Soon Roll By Ambrose orchestra - Bert Ambrose was dragging in about 10-thousand pounds a year as the musical director at the Mayfair Hotel (imagine any Hotel having a musical director these days???)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street The Rhythmic Eight, led by Bert Firman, who was in charge of various bands in London Clubs during the 30s.
Down Sunny Side Lane the vocal from Billy Scott Coomber when he was working with the man from leamington Spa - Jack Payne.
The Nearness Of You Elizabeth Welch - started her career in New York, went on to Paris and from there went on to Britain where she remained for the seventy years left in her life.

PART TWO

Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart Lew Stone - the man who made the famous Tuesday night broadcasts from The Monseigneur Restaurant, with an all star cast, a high degree of instrumental finesse and an intelligent selection of songs.
Would You Like To Take A Walk Marion Harris "The Little Girl with the Big Voice."[
You Rascal You The Blue Lyres at The Dorchester - Joe Crossman is the lead vocalist.
As Time Goes By Binnie Hale with The Savoy orpheans, with Carroll Gibbons on piano.
Life Begins At Oxford Circus Jack Hylton, the man behind the greatest British Showband ever … and this is about as British as you can get - Life Begins At oxford Circus.
Let's Face The Music And Dance Sam Brown With The Rhythm Sisters, had a long association with and became well known through his work with The Ambrose Orchestra. We'll make Hay While The Sunshines Billy Merrin and His Commanders - another popular combo
Blue Moon Belle Baker with orchestra …Belle Baker has been described as a famed torch singer and vaudeville star, as well as a Yiddish, Broadway, and motion picture actor. Okay Toots Harry Roy orchestra - another big name in dance band circles - his Friday night broadcasts were considered amongst the entertainment highspots of the week.
My Melancholy Baby Al Bowlly -working with Ray Noble in 1935.
Says My Heart Louis Levy -He started his career in 1910 arranging and performing music for silent films.
March Winds And April Showers teddy Joyce Orchestra, Hollywood's Dancing Bachelor.
'In Me 'oroscope Gracie Fields
The Moon Got In My Eyes Carroll Gibbons medley
These Foolish Things
I Only Have Eyes For You Scott Wood orchestra
The Old Accordian Guy Lombardo who decided to stick with "the sweetest music this side of heaven" when the swing craze got underway.
Roll Along Prairie Moon Harry Roy orchestra