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Wayne's Music 21/22 August 2010. 1930s.

The Very Thought Of You Al Bowlly, one of the distinctive dance band singers of the 30s. From Mozambique originally, he made this song his own when he recorded it with Ray Noble's orchestra in London in 1934.

Squareface Bunny Berigan sometimes regarded with condescension, as a product of the swing era, but really he was a product of his own originality.
Betty Co-Ed Hubert Prior Vallee who changed his name to Rudy after the famous saxophonist Rudy Wiedoft;
Three Little Words Duke Ellington with the Rhythm Boys, Paul Whiteman/s original trio.
Mr Rhythm Man Nat Gonella And His Georgians; the former member of the Billy Cotton Band became a trumpet star in his own right.
You Grow Sweeter As The Years Go By Connee Boswell in 1939 with Ray Sinatra's orchestra.
Birth Of The Blues toot the flute, savour the sax, tinkle the ivories and take that trumpet with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians.
It Happened In Monterey Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton taking the vocal refrain.
beyond The Blue Horizon jeanette MacDonald, the youngest of three sisters who sang professionally from the age of 6.
If I Had A Talking Picture Of You Johnny Hamp, became the leader of the Kentucky Serenaders by accident.
Here's Love In Your Eye Helen Ward with teddy Wilson when he had his then boss, Benny Goodman on clarinet. Anything Goes Joy Worth, Kay Cavendish and Ann Carring swing out front of Lew Stone's band for this Col Porter Number.
Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You Phyllis Robins works with Orlando's orchestra in 1937.
Lucky Lindy Nat Shilkret was a major part of RCA Victor's early success in the competitive world of recording in the jazz age.
Ten Cents A Dance America's sweetheart Of Song, Ruth Etting who left the farm state of Nebraska to hit the big time in Chicago in the chorus lines, where Moe "the Gymp" Snyder entered her life.
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh Shirley Lenner sings with Joe Loss.
Jessie Mathews medley with Jay Wilbur
One Little Kiss From You (
Grey/Gay)
Let Me Give My Happiness To You (Furber/Posford)
When You've Got a Little Springtime In Your Heart
Over My Shoulder
(Woods)
Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart (Sigler/Goodhart/Hoffman)

Sunday 22 August 2010.

I Found A Million Dollar baby Bing Crosby with his version of a song that premiered in the Broadway Spectacle Billy Rose's Crazy Quiltat the 44th Street Theatre in 1931. Dancing In The dark Ben Selvin with one of the great jazz standards of the roaring twenties. .
Shout Sister Shout Boswell Sisters … Precisely in-tune, with surprising tempo, key and mood changes in their own arrangements the New Orleans-born Sisters began their recording career in 1925, sounding like little kids on "Nights When I Am Lonely ." "Shout" chronicles the best of the Boswells' brief but amazing recording career, largely from 1930 to 1935.
Stay As sweet As You Are Sam Browne with the song written for the Paramount film "College Rhythm".

PART TWO

All Of Me Louis Armstrong - it was a new song during the depression's bleakest winter in 1932, a romantic bittersweet number that has become one of the great standards.
Stars fell On Alabama Jack Teagarden - cranked up his own band in 1939 in which his brother Clois played, but Teagarden lost control over his mountain of debts, and was forced to split the band up.
Moonglow with Lionel Hampton on vibes, teddy Wilson at the Joanna, Gene Krupa on the skins, and Benny Goodman leading - you can't miss. What a session this must have been in August 1936.
Love Is The sweetest Thing Ray Noble and The new Mayfair Dance orchestra with a #1 in 1932.
Miss Otis Regrets (1934) Douglas Byng with that Frankie And Johnny style moral tale written by Cole Porter.
Mimi Maurice Chevalier singing in the film "Love Me Tonight" in 1932.
The Donkey Serenade from the film Firefly - this one song created so much fame for the 30s and 40s film star Alan Jones, Father of Jack Jones the popular singer in the 50s and 60s.
Happy days Are Here Again Ben Selvin Band.
When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain Kate Smith - one of her best from 1931.
Just One More Chance Bing Crosby really coming into the frame in 1931 with this number written by fellow crooner the New York Baritone Sam Coslow.
Under A Blanket Of Blue Glen Gray - his Orange Blossom orchestra was re-named The Casa Loma after the Casa Loma in Toronto where the band played for 8 months in 1927.
April In paris Freddie Martin, probably one of the most respected tenor saxophonists of the dance band era. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Gene Austin was an important pioneer crooner whose records in their day enjoyed record sales and the highest circulation.
I fell In Love With An Airman tessie O'Shea with her ukulele under her arm, the audience under her spell, and the orchestra under Ronnie Munro.
Lover Greta Keller sings the 1932 Rogers and Hart number from the Paramount film Love Me Tonight.