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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 and country music pioneer, with the very C&W title- Lets say goodbye like we said hello. Our other Tubb is Carrie. Popular English soprano from the first quarter of the 20th century. Its on a rather warped HMV 12in record. So not able to play it all, maybe just as well! Musical theatre artist, Grace Moore give us- One night of love, actor Wayne Naughton does an amusing monologue- Nonchalant Nonsense, Lew Stone- Shades of Hades and Thompson's old grey mule, Ruby Wright- Boy you got yourself a girl and Nat Gonella- Georgia's gorgeous girl. Edythe Baker was an American pianist who recorded 22 pieces while in England in the late 20s. Here she plays Birth of the blues on a 12in Columbia record from 1927.  Ernest Butcher sings I limp as I go along. A very British tramp or hobo song from a 1937 film, The song of the road. In amongst it all is Lenny Carson and whizz kids with Hug me, kiss me, love me from 1950. But who was he and the whizz kids? The only reference to him online is this record. Enjoy and stay safe.