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Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard

Mar 27, 2020

A bonus episode as we begin this strange time in semi lock down in Edinburgh and around the world. Recorded last year.  I bill it as an episode with jolly music back then.- perfect for these extarordinary times. Stay safe. We have Tennessee Ernie and Sixteen Ton- yes I need a better copy of this much played 78. Paul...


Mar 25, 2020

Melvin Jerome Blanc, the man of a thousands voices- Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Barney Rubble and Bugs. So many Looney Tunes favourites.  Three from Bob Crosby, including a Shakespearian sonnet. Les Compagnions De La Chanson and The Three Bells. Lovely Gallic harmony. A 'B' side, In the Light of the Silvery Moon but what is...


Mar 18, 2020

The first Forgotten Songs from the Broom Cupboard to be recorded as a podcast. Its the same format as ever, an eclectic mix of lesser known, forgotten and neglected artists and songs. Some 'B' sides too. All on good old 78rpm. Its a Scottish start -  the Trinidad born pianist Winifred Atwell launches us with...


Mar 8, 2020

William Hannah(pictured) was the top Scottish accordian player in the 1920s and 30s and the rider of fast motorbikes. We have Georgia Gibb, Dorothy Squire and a Capitol, single sided promotional record from June Christy, 'Not I.'  Its a cracker. A couple of Woolworth's own brand labels Elipse and Embassy. Both evocative...


Mar 8, 2020

Quite few British artists this time round. Billy Cotton celebrates The Festival of Britain in 1951. Jazz from long servicing musicians George Chisholm and Joe Daniels. George Formby sings In his little Wigan garden. No doubt its riddled with double entendre. Three unusual acts Phyllis Robins sings a real piece...