zondag 22 september 2019

Ziggy Talent & Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra - The telephone no ring (1949) (RCA Victor 20_3472_A) (78rpm)

Ziggy Talent, saxophonist and novelty singer with the Vaughn Monroe orchestra.
More information on http://www.vaughnmonroesociety.org/band/MVziggy.htm

Ziggy Talent & Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra - The telephone no ring


zaterdag 21 september 2019

Charlie Higgins - Running up and down our street (August 1931) (Broadcast 738_B) (78rpm)

Charlie Higgins was a popular recording comedian from the early to the mid-1930s who disappeared from the national consciousness once he stopped recording. His first record was recorded in 1930. Little is known about him today on the Internet or in Music Hall Books but it is believed he started his career in the theatre during the 1920s, and died in 1978. Despite lack of modern recognition, he was a very successful recording comedian in the early 1930s and once performed at an All Star Non Stop Variety Show in 1934.

In the 1930s Higgins released at least a score of records, mostly on the Broadcast label and the last few on the Rex label. Although his records sold well at the time, some of the originals are now very hard to find but all of his popular songs, such as his most successful "With Me Gloves in me hand and me hat on one side." are on his CD, "All Poshed Up" that was named after his risque 1934 song "All Poshed up with me daises in me hand".

Charlie Higgins was born in Liverpool. In his day he played the part of someone who is down in their luck. He was a master of facial expressions.

Charlie Higgins - Running up and down our street







Tino Muff & Vasek Zeman - Holka ty jsi hezká (Odeon A 251833 a mtx Ze 3441) (78rpm)

Tino Muff was born on November 16, 1904 in Prague, Austria-Hungary as Antonín Mach. He was an actor, known for Hudba srdcí (1934), Aféra plukovníka Rédla (1931) and Dokud mas maminku (1934). He died on December 24, 1974 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

 
Vašek Zeman Czech composer a lyricist.
 

Tino Muff & Vasek Zeman - Holka ty jsi hezká

vrijdag 20 september 2019

Tino Rossi - Santa Lucia (1937) (Columbia D.B. 1746 mtx CL 6422) (78rpm)

Constantin "Tino" Rossi (29 April 1907 – 26 September 1983) was a French singer and film actor.
Rossi, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, was gifted with a voice well suited for opera. He became a tenor in the French cabaret style. Later, he appeared in various movies. During his career he recorded hundreds of songs and he appeared in more than 25 films, the most notable of which was the 1954 production, Si Versailles m'était conté... directed by Sacha Guitry.

His romantic ballads had especially women swooning and his art songs by Jules Massenet (1842–1912), Reynaldo Hahn (1875–1947), and other composers, sold out theaters wherever he performed.


Tino Rossi - Santa Lucia (1937) (Columbia D.B. 1746 mtx CL 6422)

 

vrijdag 30 augustus 2019

Al Starita & His Piccadilly Band & Eddie Gross - A room with a view (May 1928) (Columbia 4833 mtx A 7078) (78rpm)

Al Starita clarinetist, alto saxophonist and dance band leader. Starita lived in England for a number of years and was the leader of a band at the Kit-Kat Club between 1925 and 1928 before returning to the United States in the early 1930s.

Al Starita & His Piccadilly Band & Eddie Gross - A room with a view

maandag 26 augustus 2019

Tessie O'Shea - You're at Blackpool by the sea (1939) (Parlophone F 1130 mtx E 9120) (78rpm) (Re-upload by request)

Teresa Mary "Tessie" O'Shea (13 March 1913 – 21 April 1995) was a Welsh entertainer and actress.

By her teens she was known for her popular BBC Radio broadcasts and appeared on stages in Britain and South Africa. She frequently finished her act by singing and playing a banjolele in the style of George Formby. While appearing in Blackpool in the 1930s, she capitalised on her size by adopting "Two Ton Tessie from Tennessee" as her theme song. In the 1940s, she was a frequent headliner at the London Palladium, and established herself as a hit recording artist in the 1950s.

Tessie O'Shea - You're at Blackpool by the sea

Florrie Forde - Down at the Old Bull & Bush (1933) (Imperial 2892_A) (78rpm) (Re-post by request)

The Old Bull and Bush is a Grade II listed public house near Hampstead Heath in London which gave its name to the music hall song "Down at the old Bull and Bush" sung by Florrie Forde.

 
The Old Bull and Bush is managed by Mitchells and Butlers under the Premium Country Dining Group brand. The interior was renovated to a modern, gastropub style with an openly visible kitchen and reopened to the public on 24 March 2006. Until the introduction of the English smoking ban on July 1, 2007, The Bull and Bush was one of the few completely smoke-free pubs in London.


Florrie Forde (16 August 1875 – 18 April 1940), born Flora May Augusta Flannagan, was an Australian popular singer and entertainer. She was one of the greatest stars of the early 20th century music hall.

 
Forde had a powerful stage presence, and specialised in songs that had powerful and memorable choruses in which the audience was encouraged to join. She was soon drawing top billing, singing songs such as "Down at the Old Bull and Bush" and "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?".


 
Florrie Forde - Down at the Old Bull & Bush (1933)