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Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard

May 25, 2020

We open with the greatest love song ever written! Two oldies, Tom Foy, born 1879 and Stanley Kirkby, born 1878. Both men were from thr north of England and performed in Music Hall. Sadly Foy died in 1917. His, 'If we live to be ninety nine' is the oldest record I have played so far, 1911. I still find it hard...


May 18, 2020

You can't go wrong with starting with Tex Beneke. We calm things down with a couple from Hutch - that rich, smooth voice- from 1938 and 1941. First time I've played Wurlitzer organ music and its from the 1937 BBC Radio's top star, Reginald Foort. The foremost organist of his day. He developed and designed his own...


May 11, 2020

Music and song from the years between the two World Wars. As always we steer away from the big names. Claude Hopkins starts us off with Washington Shuffle. He was born in Virginia and was a talented stride piano player and arranger. In 1925 he went to Europe as the musical director of The Revue Negre. Josephine...


May 4, 2020

The first of many bespoke podcast recordings to come. Its the usual eclectic mix of tunes. The mysterious Nino Rico orchestra play Rico Vacilon. Who were these fellas? Jane Forrest is another artist with no online biography. Glasgow born Tommy Watt had a long career as a band leader and arranger and is father to Ben...