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Wayne's Music 17/18 April 2010.

Wayne Mowat with music from the time when the Hit Parade was based on sheet music sales, reflecting the fact that more post war homes had a piano than a gramophone.

Let Him Go, let Him Tarry the Virginian songbird who sang on the radio as a school girl under the name Honey Davis. When she signed to Decca in 1945 she was a headliner at the celebrity-studded Ciro's and Coconut Grove in Los Angeles under her real name Evelyn Knight.
The Third Man Theme
some say this was the first film theme (as opposed to a song from the musical) to reach the top.
Rockin Chair Blues
Big Bill Broonzy in a relaxed mood with Memphis Slim's rolling piano.
The Gypsy
Welsh Singer Dorothy Squires - best known for marrying Roger Moore (15 years her junior).
You're Breaking My Heart Bill Johnson who left America in 1947 to play Frank Butler in Annie get Your Gun at The London Coliseum.
Don't You Lie To me who hasn't covered this old bluesy number - Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, The Flaming Groovies - but here's the guy who wrote it and recorded it in 1940 Tampa Red.
It's Been A Long Long Time
another big seller in the Shellac Market, this old 78 with The Les Paul trio and Bing Crosby.
I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore Dame Vera Lynn - the oldest living artist to hit the top of the UK Charts at the age of 92 last year.

and many, many more ...