A magical musical journey down memory lane; a delightful pot-pourri of much-loved songs, big-band works and dance music from the sunset of the Edwardian age to the 1950s.


12th April

Show Playlist
  • Coates, Eric - Sleepy Lagoon - The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Cond. Andrew Penny
  • Kern, J / Hammerstein O - Bill from Showboat - Margaret Whiting with orchestra Directed by Russell Garcia
  • Kern, J / Hammerstein O - Make Believe from Showboat - Jerry Hadley as Gaylord Ravenal and Frederica Von Stade as Magnolia w. Ambrosian Singers and London Sinfonetta Cond. John McGlynn
  • Kern, J / Hammerstein, O - Ol' Man River from 1950 MGM Film Soundtrack of Showboat - William Warfield with MGM Studio Chorus and Orchestra
  • Kern, J / Hammerstein O - You Are Love from Showboat - Jerry Hadley as Gaylord Ravenal and Frederica Von Stade as Magnolia w. Ambrosian Singers and London Sinfonetta Cond. John McGlynn
  • Harris, Charles K - After The Ball - Joan Morris with William Bolcom, Piano
  • Clifton, Harry - Polly Perkins Of Paddington Green - The Victoria Quartet
  • Kennedy, J / Carr, Michael - Waltz Of The Gypsies - Sam Costa with Ronnie Munro Orchestra
  • Medley - Madam, You're Lovely / Jealousy / Adios Muchachos - Sam Costa, Vocal with Mantovani And His Tipica Orchestra
  • Williams, E D / Lewis, Dyfed - Unwaith Eto 'Nghymru - Stuart Burrows with John Samuel, Piano
  • Balfe / Tennyson - Come Into The Garden Maud - Stuart Burrows with John Constable, Piano
  • Tosti, P - Parted - Glenda Raymond with (Probably) Margaret Schofield, Piano
  • (L) Milne A.A. / (M) Fraser Simson - Five Songs of Christopher Robin - Sneezles, Happiness / Missing / In The Fashion / Halfway Down - Glenda Raymond with Margaret Schofield, Piano
  • Arlen, We're Off To See The Wizard / Patterson, A B - Waltzing Matilda - The Leslie Ross Singers with Freddie Phillips, Piano, Hec McLennan, Banjo and Guitar / Fred King, Vibraphone and Sam Dunn, Bass

  • 5th April

    Show Playlist
  • Stolz, R / Benatsky, R / Gilbert, R - Selection from The White Horse Inn - John Atwell at the Wurlitzer Organ of the Marrickville Town Hall, NSW
  • Stolz, R / Benatsky, R / Gilbert, R - My Song Of Love from The White Horse Inn - Marilyn Hill-Smith and Peter Morrison w. The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy and Chandos Concert Orchestra, Barry Knight
  • Stolz, R / Benatsky, R / Gilbert, R - Your Eyes from The White Horse Inn - Rita Williams and Charles Young with Rita Williams Singers and Tony Osbourne Orchestra
  • Stolz, R / Benatsky, R / Gilbert, R - It Would Be Wonderful from The White Horse Inn - Pat O'Malley with Jack Hylton And His Orchestra
  • Stolz, R / Benatsky, R / Gilbert, R - Goodbye from The White Horse Inn - Terrance Nugent, Vocal with Studio Orchestra
  • Medley - Various - Lullaby of Broadway / In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town / In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening / Vanity / Morning Side Of The Mountain / Shanghai - Ivor Morton and Dave Kaye, Two Pianos with Rhythm Accompaniment
  • (M) Williams, R - (L) Anon 14th Century Tr Davidica, Lyra - Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - The Huddersfield Choral Society Cond. Owain Arwwell Hughes with David Bell, Organ of Huddersfield Town Hall
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - None Shall Part Us from Iolanthe - Elsie Morrison and John Cameron with Pro Arte' Orchestra Cond. Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Gay, John - I Like A Ship In Storms Was Tossed from The Beggar's Opera - Elsie Morrison with Studio Orchestra
  • Verdi, G - Quartet from Rigoletto "Why Need You Be So Coy?" Donald Smith, Tenor / Maureen Guy, Mezzo Soprano / Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano / Peter Glossop, Baritone with Orchestra
  • Berlin, I - Easter Parade - Primo Scala And His Accordion Band With Vocal Chorus
  • Connor /Anderson - Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts - Vera Lynn with Chorus and Orchestra Dir. Roland Shaw
  • Lehar, F - Love Unspoken, Faith Unbroken from The Merry Widow - Peter Morrison and Marilyn Hill-Smith with The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy and Chandos Concert Orchestra, Barry Knight
  • Mascagni - Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana - June Bronhill with The John McCarthy Singers and Brian Stanborough, Organ

  • 29th March

    Show Playlist
  • Julia Ward Howe / Steffe Battle Hymn Of The Republic - John McCormack and Frank Patterson with Irish Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra
  • Olcott / Ball / Young Mother Machree - John McCormack and Frank Patterson with Irish Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra
  • Cox, Desmond / Hall, Lawrence, Box, Elton - I've Got Sixpence - Band Of The Royal Australian Air Force with Vocal Chorus
  • Alford, Kenneth - Army Of The Nile - Central Band Of The RAAF Dir Sqd Ldr Laurie Hicks
  • Schubert, F - Serenade - Grace Moore with Orchestra Cond. Alexander Smallens
  • Lehar, F Only My Song - Richard Crooks With Studio Orchestra
  • Mercer, J - Barn Raising Ballet Music from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - John Wilson Orchestra
  • De Paul, Gene / Mercer, J - Bless Your Beautiful Hide - Howard Keel with MGM Studio Orchestra

  • 22nd March

    Show Playlist
  • [Sullivan, A / Gilbert W] Selection from The Mikado - Brian Lawrance with Louis Levy And His Gaumont British Symphony
  • [Moss, K] The Floral Dance - Oscar Natzke with Orchestra Cond. Walter Goehr
  • [Benedict, Julious] Variations on A Carnival of Venice - Glenda Raymond with Margaret Schofield, Piano and John Amadio, Flute
  • [Edwards / Steiner] By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Doris Day and Gordon Macrae with Warner Studio Orchestra
  • [Ayre, Nat / Grey, Clifford] If You Were The Only Girl In The World - Doris Day and Gordon Macrae with Warner Studio Orchestra
  • [Kern, Jerome] The Last Time I Saw Paris - Anne Southern with Studio Orchestra
  • [Kahn / Donaldson] Yes Sir, That's My Baby - Brian Lawrance, Vocal and His Quartet
  • [Brennan / Ball] A Little Bit Of Heaven - Frank Fontaine
  • [Graham, Steve] Dear Old Donegal - Ruby Murray
  • [Loesser, F / Styne, J] I Don't Want To Walk Without You - Flanagan and Allen
  • [Coleman] Come Follow The Band - Tony Fenelon, Piano / Ray Thornley, Yamaha Organ
  • [Caryll] Pink Lady - Waltz - Joseph Seal, Wurlitzer Organ of the ABC Kingston Upon Thames
  • [Dubin, A / Warren, H] Remember Me - Greta Keller with Orchestra
  • [Albinez / Ponticelli, E] Remember Me - Shirley McDonald with Eric Jupp And His Music
  • [Albeniz] Tango - Alfredo Campoli with Eric Gritton, Piano
  • [Dvorak, A] Songs My Father Taught Me - Paul Robeson with Orchestra
  • [Jacobs / Bond] A Perfect Day - Paul Robeson with Orchestra [Part only]

  • 15th March

    Show Playlist
  • [Tauber, R] Selection from "Old Chelsea" - The Palm Court Orchestra Cond. Reginald Leopold
  • [Herbert, V] To The Land Of My Own Romance - John McHugh with Studio Orchcestra
  • [Herbert, V] Toyland - Virginia Croskery with The Slovac Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) Cond. Keirh Brion
  • [Carmichael, H] Rockin' Chair - Fats Waller, Piano Solo
  • [Carmichael, H / Adams, Stanley] Little Old Lady - Julie Andrews with Studio Orchestra from the Motion Picture "The Show Is On"
  • [Carmichael, H] Stardust - Nat King Cole With Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • [Carmichael, H] Up A Lazy River - Edward Woodward With Orchestra
  • [Gilbert, W / Sullivan, A] The Policeman's Song (When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Empolyment) from Pirates of Penzance - Danny Kaye with orchestra dir. Johnny Green
  • [Gilbert, W / Sullivan, A] If You're Anxious For To Shine from "Patience" - Danny Kaye and Chorus With Orchestra Dir. Johnny Green
  • [Novello, I] Tribute to June Bronhill (I Can Give You The Starlight / My Dearest Dear / Waltz Of My Heart) Dennis Olsen, Piano Solo
  • [Coward, N] Bad Times Are Just Around The Corner - Dennis Olsen With Piano
  • [Gilbert, W /Sullivan, A] The Nightmare Song from Iolanthe - Dennis Olsen With Piano
  • [Churchill / Moret] Whistle While You Work from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs - The Comedy Harmonists with Piano
  • [Whitney, H] Mosquitoes' Parade - Sidney Bowman And His Orchestra
  • [Diack, J Michael arr. Howorth]All In The April Evening Evening - The Ballarat YWCA ChoirCond. Amy Young with W H Keith Young - Organ Of The Ballarat Methodist Church (Lyddiard Street)
  • Sing-along Medley Of Australian Favourites (I'm Going Back To Yarrawonga [McBeath] / Gundagui [O'Hagan] / The Old Sundowner [Coney] / Croajingalong [Dunlop] / Goodbye Melbourne Town [Hall] The Leslie Ross Singers with Freddy Phillips, Piano

  • 8th March

    Show Playlist
  • [Berlin, Irving] We Saw The Sea from Follow The Fleet - Peter Dawson with Studio Orchestra
  • [Razaf / Brooks / Waller] Ain't Misbehavin' - Marjorie Stedaford w. Mario Harp Lorenzi And His Rhythmics
  • [Ager, M / Yellen, J] I Wonder What's Become Of Sally - Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter Orchestra
  • [Dee, Sylvia / Lippman, Syd] Chickery Chick (Cha La, Cha La) Alan Dene, Vocal with Ambrose & His Orchestra
  • [Eppel, John Valentine / Settle, Lee Edgar] - Missouri Waltz - Eddy Howard and Chorus with Studio Orchestra
  • [Pease / Vincent] The French Song (When The Sun Says Good-Day To The Mountain) Lucille Starr with Orchestra Conducted by Herb Alpert
  • [Canadian Folk] Alouetta - The Four Lads with Joe Meme Orchestra
  • [Canadian Folk] Frere' Jacques - The Ray Charles Singers
  • [Berlin, Irving] I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket from Follow The Fleet - Dan Donovan with Henry Hall Orchestra
  • [Berlin, Irving] Let Yourself Go from Follow The Fleet - Al Bowlly with Ray Noble And His (USA) Orchestra
  • [Brahe, M / Taylor, H] Bless This House - June Bronhill and The Rita Williams Singers and Michael Collins Orchestra
  • [Brahe, M / Taylor, H] I Passed By Your Window - Nelson Eddy with Studio Orchestra
  • [Brahe, M / Taylor, H] The Piper From Over The Way - Angella Parsells with Piano Accompaniment
  • [Brahe, M / Taylor, H] To A Miniature- Birrell O'Malley with Studio Orchestra
  • [Martin, E / Taylor, H] Come To The Fair - (Dame) Kiri Te Kanawa withMembers of the National Philharmonic arr and dir. Douglas Gamley
  • [Durham, J / Cock, H] When Starlight Fades - Judith Durham, Vocal and Piano with The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir and The Camerata Orchestra Cond. Douglas Heywood
  • [Durham, J / Curteis, R & M] My Father's Last Words - Judith Durham, Vocal and Piano with The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir and The Camerata Orchestra Cond. Douglas Heywood
  • [Durham, J] It's Hard To Leave - Judith Durham, Vocal and Piano - Backing by Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy and Keith Potger and Orchestral Ensemble

  • 1st March

    Show Playlist
  • [Irving Berlin] Medley = Marie / Easter Parade / Always / White Christmas - The Morriston Orpheus Choir, Alwyn Humphries and The Band Of H M Royal Marines, Royal School Of Music, Lt Col. J R Mason
  • [Pee Wee King / Red Stewart] Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page w Orchestra [recorded in 2000]
  • [Ray] The Little White Cloud That Cried - Vera Lynn with Orchestra [1951 Singles Collection]
  • [Bob Wills] San Antonio Rose - The Dinning Sisters
  • [Pockriss / Hilliard] Seven Little Girls - The Avons with Instrumental Ensemble
  • [J Darion / G Kleinsinger] The Lollipop Tree - Burl Ives with Chorus and Orchestra
  • [Frank Loesser] No Two People from Hans Christian Anderson - Danny Kaye and Jane Wyman with Studio Orchestra
  • [Vance / Pockriss] Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeney Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Bryan Hyland and Chorus
  • [Ray Turk / Lou Handman] - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
  • [Meredith Wilson] Overture to The Music Man - The New Broadway Cast Orchestra Cond. David Chase
  • [Meredith Wilson] Ya Got Trouble - Craig Bierco and Company from the New Broadway Cast Recording
  • Willson, Meredith: The Music Man: Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You. Dee Rich, bar., John Longhurst, kybd., Robert Cundick, kybd. Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Jerold D. Ottley.
  • [Wilson, Meredith] Goodnight My Someone - Barbara Cook with Orchestra
  • [Wilson, Meredith] Till There Was You - Shirley Jones with The Original Broadway Chorus and Orchestra
  • [Roberton, H / Tynon, C] All In The April Evening - The Glasgow Orpheus Choir Cond. Sit Hugh Roberton
  • [Hume arr Sharples] Afton Water - Kenneth McKellar with Robert Sharples Orchestra
  • [Scottish Trad] Air Fa La, La Lo - Kenneth McKellar with Orchestra

  • 22nd February

    Show Playlist
  • [J Paul Fogarty / Rudy Vallee] Betty Co-Ed
  • [Lewis E Gensler / Leo Robin] Blue Skies Are Just Around The Corner - Sam Browne / Jack Hylton Orchcestra
  • [James W Tate / Clifton Harris] A Broken Doll - Gerry Fitzgerald With The Darktown Strutters
  • [Lewis / Baer / Vasilescu] A Garden In Granada - Alan Breeze w. Billy Cotton And His Band
  • [Various - Medley] Extract from "The Good Old Days" - Leonard Sachs, Chairman - Variious Artists
  • [Scholl / Brown / Rich] The Girl In The Little Green Hat - Sam Browne w. Billy Cotton Band
  • [Lionel Monckton] Moonstruck from Edwardian Echoes - Marilyn Hill Smith with Southern Festival Orchestra Cond. Robin White
  • [Lionel Monckton] Under The Deodar - Gladys Moncrieff w. Columbia SO Dir Gilbert Dechelette
  • [Lionel Monckton] Overture to The Arcadians - Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky
  • [Lionel Monckton] Arcadians Are We - Anne Howard / Andy Cole / The John McCarthy Singers / Studio Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky
  • [Lionel Monckton] The Joy Of Lifeand Arcady Is Ever Young - June Bronhill / The John McCarthy Singers / Studio Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky
  • [Lionel Monckton] Soldiers In The Park - Southern Festival Orchestra Cond. Robin White
  • [Leoncavallo] Mattinata - Jussi Bjorling w. Studio Orchestra
  • [J Strauss Jnr] Wer Uns Getraut (Who Made Us One) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Nicolai Gedda w Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted by Otto Ackerman

  • 15th February

    Show Playlist
  • [Gade] Jealousy - Mantovani And His Orchestra
  • [Secunda / Cahn / Chaplin] Bir Mir Bist Du Schoes - The Andrews Sisters
  • [Brookes] Some Of These Days - Sophie Tucker With Ted Lewis Band
  • [Owens] Sweet Leilani - Bing Crosby with Lani McIntyre And His Hawaiians
  • [Harry Revel] With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming - Patti Page and Chorus with Orchestra Conducted by Jack Rael
  • [G & I Gershwin] Overture to Funny Face - Boston Pops Orchestra Conducted by Arthur Feidler
  • [G & I Gershwin] Title Song "Funny Face" - Fred Astaire with Adolph Deutsch Orchestra
  • [G & I Gershwin] 'S Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald w. Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • [Paul Carrack] How Long Has This Been Going On - Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • [Jolson/ Dreyer / Rose] Me And My Shadow - Shep Fields And His Rhythm
  • [Harry Warren / Billy Rose / Mort Dixon] I Found A Million Dollar Baby (in a five and ten cent store) - Smith Ballew with Buddy Blue And His Texans
  • [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg / Billy Rose] It's Only A Paper Moon - Nat King Cole With Orchestra
  • [Not detailed - Advertisment] Introducing Decimal Curreny To Australia on 14th February 1966 - Gordon Cartwrite, Vocal with Instrumental Ensemble
  • [A B "Banjo" Paterson] The Man From Snowy River - Recitation by Peter O'Shaunessy
  • [Cole Porter] In The Still Of The Night - Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians