Dec 26, 2022
Stan Freberg starts us off with his version of The Banana Boat song.. 'too loud man.' Freberg was a comedian, musician, puppeteer, advertising creative director but, above all, satirist. Check out his version of John and Marsha. We have a bit of a British Dance Band fest- Geraldo- That lovcely weekend, vocals Dorothy Carless, Ernie Goldin- Making Whoopie, Roy Fox and his band- You Rascal You( vocals Nat Gonella, possibly Al Bowlly) Georgia on my mind, Nat Gonella and his Georgians- Georgia's gorgeous girl. I love Gonella's vocals. Harry Parry- Don't be that way and Bounce me brother with a solid four. Edmundo Ros- Rhumba Royale. Ros Lived to be a 100 and was one of the big promoters of Latin American music in Britain. Percival Mackay and his Kitcat band- Time will tell. Harry Parry played in Mackay's band. Primo Scala's Acordion Band- Hilly Billy medly. Primo Scala was very popular and did 100s of performances on BBC radio during the 30s and 40s. The man behind the band was Harry Bidgood. Harry Roy's Tiger Ragamuffins- Where did Robinson Crusoe take Friday on a Saturday night. Great version. We finish on a favourite. Mel Torme- Mountain Greenery.