Primo Scala & His Accordion Band & Chorus - Easter parade (April (1935) (Rex 8488 mtx F1294) (78rpm)
Harry Bidgood was a British
pianist and bandleader. Born in London in 1898, died in London in 1957. He received
his early musical education from his father prior to attending the Royal
College of Music. He commenced his professional career just after the First
World War as pianist with De Groot at the Piccadilly Hotel, London. In 1926 he
started directing recording sessions for Vocalion, which, in 1928, began to
issue the famous 8-inch Broadcast records. Harry directed a 'house band' for
these records, known as Harry Bidgood and his Broadcasters. Other studio bands
under his direction included: The New York Nightbirds, Ciro's Club Band, The
Manhattan Melody Makers, Al Benny's Broadway Boys, The Riverside Dance Band and
Nat Lewis and his Dance Band.
Scala was one of many aliases of pianist Harry Bidgood. He used this name to
front his Primo Scala's Accordion Band.
Scala & His Accordion Band & Chorus - Easter parade