zondag 17 maart 2019

BBC Dance Orch. (Henry Hall) & Les Allen - Play to me, gipsy (06 January 1934) (Columbia CB 705 mtx CA 14239) (78rpm)

Henry Robert Hall, CBE (2 May 1898 – 28 October 1989) was an English bandleader who performed regularly on BBC Radio during the British dance band era of the 1920s and 1930s, through to the 1960s.
It was from Gleneagles that the BBC took him in 1932 to succeed Jack Payne as band leader of the BBC Dance Orchestra. At 5.15pm each weekday, Hall's radio programme from Broadcasting House gathered a huge following across the nation.

In 1937 the BBC Dance Orchestra played at the opening of the Gaumont State Cinema in Kilburn. The same year Hall left the BBC to tour with his own band, which comprised many members of his BBC band. He toured the halls of Britain and Europe, and generated controversy by dropping songs by Jewish composers while playing in Berlin in February 1938.
Hall's band was the first to appear on television.

BBC Dance Orch. (Henry Hall) & Les Allen - Play to me, gipsy

 

vrijdag 15 maart 2019

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)


 

 
 



 





 

Florrie Forde - Waltz me around again, Willie (1932) (Imperial 2750 mtx 6146) (78rpm) (Re-post)

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 was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia in 1875. She was the sixth of the eight children of Lott Flannagan and Phoebe, who also had two children from a prior marriage. At the age of sixteen, she ran away from home to appear on the Sydney music hall stage, adopting the surname of her stepfather, Thomas Ford, adding an 'e'. At the age of 21, in 1897, she left for London, and on August Bank Holiday 1897, she made her first appearances in London at three music halls – the South London Palace, the Pavilion and the Oxford – in the course of one evening. She became an immediate star, making the first of her many sound recordings in 1903 and making 700 individual recordings by 1936.


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?". She appeared in the very first Royal Command Performance in 1912. During World War I, her most famous songs were some of the best known of the period, including "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag", "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" and "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty".


Florrie Forde - Waltz me around again, Willie


 

 

Janneman & Kinderkoor & Orkest - Bonpapa (1952) (Philips P 19073 H mtx AA 19073.1 H) (78rpm)

Janneman geboren Jan Stuerbout was een kindsterretje in de jaren vijftig uit Belgie. Tegenwoordig speelt hij accordeon in de Hoegaardse groep De Totale Waanzin onder leiding van Luc Vandeplas. Zij brengt covers in het Hoegaards dialect en alle inlichtingen zijn te vinden op hun website."

Janneman & Kinderkoor & Orkest - Bonpapa

vrijdag 8 maart 2019

Ambrose & His Orchestra - The piccolino (1935) (Decca 551A mtx TB 1876) (78rpm)

Bert Ambrose's major discovery in the years leading up to the war was the singer Vera Lynn (b. 1917), who sang with his band from 1937 to 1940 and, during the war, became known as the "Forces' Sweetheart". Lynn married Harry Lewis, a clarinettist in the band, in 1939. Other singers with the Ambrose band included Sam Browne, Elsie Carlisle, Denny Dennis, who recorded a number of duets with Vera Lynn, Max Bacon (also the band's drummer), Evelyn Dall, and Anne Shelton, with whom "When That Man Is Dead And Gone", a jibe at Adolf Hitler, written by Irving Berlin, was recorded in 1941. Ambrose's signature tune was "When Day Is Done".

Ambrose & His Orchestra - The piccolino

Gracie Fields - We're all good pals together (1937) (Regal Zonophone C40111 mtx F2203) (78rpm)

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield; 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979) was an English actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall. She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy. Fields was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for "services to entertainment" in 1938, and in 1979, seven months before her death, she was invested a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II.

Gracie Fields - We're all good pals together

donderdag 28 februari 2019

Duo Ja & Nils Kyndel's Orkester - Holliday i Tyrolen (1938) (Parlophon B. 73064_II mtx Sto 6332) (78rpm) (Re-post by request)

The Swedish female Duo Ja (Carla Wiberg 1901-1986 / Elsa Hagberg 1903-1963) were not only popular in their home country but also very much loved in Holland. Most of their repertoir were happy yodeling songs and they made about hunderd recordings. During a tour Elsa Hagberg was involved in an accident which was the end of the Duo Ja. They performed together between 1934 till 1944.

Duo Ja & Nils Kyndel's Orkester - Holliday i Tyrolen