woensdag 16 januari 2019

Jack Payne & His Band - I’ve gotta get up and go to work (1933) (Imperial 2918 A mtx 6490) (78rpm) (Re-post by request)

John Wesley Vivian "Jack" Payne (22 August 1899 – 4 December 1969) was a British dance music bandleader who established his reputation during the British dance band era of the 1930s.

He played with visiting American jazz bands at the Birmingham Palais during the early 1920s, including the Southern Rag-a-Jazz Orchestra in 1922, before moving to London in 1925. He played in a ten-piece band which became the house band at London's Hotel Cecil in 1925. This ensemble regularly performed on the BBC in the latter half of the decade. In 1928, Payne became the BBC Director of Dance Music and the leader of the BBC's first official dance band. In 1929 the band was featured in the first ever BBC television broadcast. His signature tune was Say it With Music written by Irving Berlin.

Jack Payne & His Band - I’ve gotta get up and go to work


vrijdag 11 januari 2019

Adelaide Hall - The lady is a tramp (19 January 1940) (Decca F. 7345 mtx DR.4230) (78rpm)

Adelaide Louise Hall (20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993) was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Hall entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2003 as the world's most enduring recording artist having released material over eight consecutive decades. She performed with major artists such as Art Tatum, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Fela Sowande, Rudy Vallee  and Jools Holland, and recorded as a jazz singer with Duke Ellington (with whom she made her most famous recording, "Creole Love Call" in 1927) and with Fats Waller.

Adelaide Hall - The lady is a tramp


maandag 7 januari 2019

Kees Pruis - Mijn vrouw is op reis (1929) (Homocord H. 4_587) (78rpm)

Cornelis (Kees) Pruis (Spaarndam, 7 maart 1889 – Amsterdam, 28 maart 1957) was een Nederlands cabaretier en volkszanger, die vooral populair was tijdens het interbellum. Hij staat vooral bekend om: Zij die niet slapen (1921), De kleinste ("in 't groene dal, in 't stille dal") (1926), Ik zou wel eens willen weten wie mij thuis heeft gebracht (1927), De populaire feestmarsch ("en dat we toffe jongens zijn dat willen we weten...") (1929), Twee ogen zo blauw (1929), Ik heb een spijker in mijn schoen (1931), O sergeant, ze hebben mijn sokken gestolen (1939) en Zit ik op mijn duivenplatje (1947).

Pruis stond bekend om zijn vrolijke, luchtige liedjes, waardoor hij de bijnaam "de gentleman-humorist" verkreeg. Hij was een van de eerste Nederlandse zangers die vaak op de radio optraden. Hij kon ook goed dronken mensen neerzetten.

Kees Pruis - Mijn vrouw is op reis

vrijdag 4 januari 2019

Gracie Fields - Turn 'Erbert's face to the wall, mother (1935) (REX 8557_B) (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.

In the 1930s her popularity peaked and she was given many honours: the Officer of the Venerable Order of St. John (for charity work), the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) (for services to entertainment) in 1938 and the Freedom of the Borough of Rochdale in 1937.

Gracie Fields - Turn 'Erbert's face to the wall, mother

donderdag 3 januari 2019

Willy Derby - Heidewitzka (1937) (Parlophon B 17959_II mtx 149126) (78rpm)

Willem Frederik Christiaan Dieben (Den Haag, 5 april 1886 – Den Haag, 9 april 1944) was een Nederlandse zanger die in de periode tussen de beide wereldoorlogen onder de naam Willy Derby een van de populairste artiesten van Nederland was. Tot zijn bekendste liedjes behoren Het plekje bij den molen (Daar bij dien molen), Twee oogen zoo blauw, Pinda Pinda Lekka Lekka en smartlappen, waarvan Hallo Bandoeng, Het fiere schooiershart, Droomland en Witte rozen de bekendste zijn.

Willy Derby - Heidewitzka

Billy Cotton & The Bandits & Alan Breeze - The French Can_Can polka (1949) (Decca F.9360 mtx DR. 14564 ) (78rpm)

The can-can (or cancan as in the original French; is a high-energy, physically demanding dance that became a popular music hall dance in the 1840s, continuing in popularity in French cabaret to this day. Originally danced by both sexes, it is now traditionally associated with a chorus line of female dancers. The main features of the dance are the vigorous manipulation of skirts and petticoats, along with high kicks, splits, and cartwheels.

Many composers have written music for the cancan. The most famous music is French composer Jacques Offenbach's Galop Infernal in his operetta Orphée aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) (1858). Other examples occur in Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow (1905) and Cole Porter's musical play Can-Can (1954), which in turn formed the basis for the 1960 musical film Can-Can starring Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine. Some other songs that have become associated with the can-can include Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" from his ballet Gayane (1938) and the music hall standard "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay."

Billy Cotton & The Bandits & Alan Breeze - The French Can_Can polka



vrijdag 28 december 2018

George Formby - Letting the new year in (1940) (Regal Zonophone M 3394) (78rpm)

George Formby, OBE (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.
George Formby - Letting the new year in