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Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard

May 28, 2021

Falsetto voices, Australian and Geordie music hall and more budget record gems. Mr Hatherley Clarke (counter tenor)- Till we meet again, Florian Forde- Love me in the Lancashire way, Robert Woodville- There we are then, Herbert Payne- Blighty, Charlie Collins- Paddy Malone's Aeroplane, Fred Douglas- On the first...


May 14, 2021

George Formby- When I'm cleaning windows, Oi- Flanagan and Allen, actually that turns into Underneath the arches. Their most famous song. Roy Fox, vocals Buddy Clark The treasure of Sierra Madre. This is the theme song from the Humprey Bogart film. Bob Crosby and Marion Mann with Never knew Heaven could speak and...


Apr 17, 2021

Cupid on the cake, from Jock McDermott and his New Calton Players starts us off. Cake in the title, perfect. Its on a lovely Piccadilly Record label, the label only ran from 1927 to 1931. Our oldest record for a long time is, By the light of the silvery moon.  A 1910 rendition of this classic song by Mr Jack Charman. He...


Apr 10, 2021

A complete mix of tunes and some chat about 78rpm records. Dame Clara Butt from 1918. The top English contralto of her era. Three jolly tunes from eight inch budget record labels. Don Porto's Novelty band(Harry Bidgood), Alfredo and his band and Billy Whitlock. Sandy Powell is on a Broadcast budget record too. A...


Apr 3, 2021

A particularly upbeat selection of music this time round. Two from Bob Crosby and two Shakespeare sonnets, fabulous vocals from Marion Mann. Two from Bob Skyles and the Skyrockets- Lets play love and My darling Texas cow girl. Elias and his zig zag jive flutes with Tom Hark, the original and a massive world wide hit....