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Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard

Feb 24, 2021

Three Harrys in this episode. Two from Harry Roy and two from Harry Parry. Our old yodelling friend Harry Torrani sings- Yodelling all day and A yodellers dream girl. I love Torrani's voice and lone guitar accompaniment. Self indulgence it maybe but we have two Tubbs in this episode. Ernest Tubb, the Texan Troubadour...


Feb 17, 2021

An energetic start from Hoosiers Hot Shot and Ella Lou Robertson. Master Joe Peterson, Rex records own boy singer, or as described on the label: The phenomenal boy singer. Not entirely true as 'he' was Mary O' Rourke. Dressed as a boy for the majority of her career, she was still performing as a boy soprano in her 50's....


Feb 14, 2021

Three romantic favourites at Forgotten Songs. Frankie Froba was an American jazz pianist, active from the 1920s until the 50s. Here he plays with the Jimmy Atkins Trio.  Always makes me chuckle- Love song in 32 bars. We get properly soppy with our other two tracks. Nat King Cole with My Flaming Heart and Eartha Kitt...


Feb 10, 2021

A couple from Forgotten Songs favourite Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet- Black eyes and Blues for eight. Three from another regular, Harry Roy- They're building another alley for Sally, There's joy in your heart coming home and Sentimental interlude. Wingy Manone is back. Love this one armed, hot...


Feb 3, 2021

Blues upstairs and downstairs, from Nat Gonella, starts us off. Two Scottish numbers from Greenock male voice choir, with Loch Lomond and William Hannah with Caledonian circle. Hannah was a leading pre war accordionist and lived about 20 miles away from the Forgotten Songs studio in West Lothian. Also up The Avenue...