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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.


13th May

Show Playlist
  • Novello: It's bound to be right on the night fr Gay's the Word. Cicely Courtneidge, voc.Unnamed Orch, Unnamed Choir.
  • Novello: Fold your wings fr Glamorous Night. Mary Ellis, sop., Trefor Jones, voc.
  • Novello: Glamorous Night: The girl I knew. Elizabeth Welch, voc., Drury Lane Theatre Orch/Charles Prentice.
  • Eric Ansell: Sleepy river. Paul Robeson, bass, Elizabeth Welch, voc., New Mayfair Orch, New Mayfair Chorus/Eric Ansell.
  • Bizet: Carmen Jones excerpts: Beat out dat rhythm, Pearl Bailey, Whizzin' away along the track, Muriel Smith & ensemble
  • Max Niederberger: Canzonetta fr Der Liebesexpress. Joseph Schmidt, ten.
  • May-Neubach: Ein lied geht um der Welt. Joseph Schmidt, ten.
  • Monti: Czardas Gordon McKenzie, org.
  • Milton Ager: Wochenend und sonnenschein. Comedian Harmonists
  • Arlen: Stormy Weather (Ohne dich). Comedian Harmonists.
  • Strauss Jr: Perpetuum mobile. Comedian Harmonists
  • Jean Lenoir: Speak to me of love. Lucienne Boyer, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Trenet: Y'a D'la Joie. Charles Trenet, voc.

  • 6th May

    Show Playlist
  • Introduction to Radiothon edition with Vardos live to air
  • Bartok (arr. Vardos): Romanian Dances. Vardos
  • Trad (arr. Vardos): Old womens' songs - Sanziana & Maramures. Vardos
  • Chopin (arr. Vardos): Copin returns to Poland. Vardos
  • Brahms (arr. Vardos): Hungarian Dance No. 4. Vardos
  • Trad (arr. Vardos): Sounds from the Carpathian Mountains
  • Tchaikovsky (arr. Vardos): Fantasy. Vardos
  • Trad (arr Vardos): Porka & Hetlepes. Vardos
  • Trad (arr. Vardos): Cuckoo vs Crow. Vardos
  • Trad (arr. Vardos): Lino Leano. Vardos
  • Trad (arr. Vardos): How niceley they play. Vardos
  • Ibterview with Vardos

  • 29th April

    Show Playlist
  • Lehar: Serenade fr Frasquita. Richard Tauber, ten.
  • Lincke: Frau Lune selection
  • Lincke: The Glow Worm. I Salonisti
  • Jean Lenoir: La Villette. Arletty, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Cesare Andrea Bixio: Le Chaland qui Passe. Lys Gauty, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Georges Ulmer: Pigalle. Georges Ulmer, Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Monk (arr. Powell): Autour de minuit ('Round Midnight). Bob Barnard, cornet, Kenny Powell Orch.
  • Loesser: Once in love with Amy (Ray Bolger); Make a miracle (Ray Bolger, Allyn McLerie); My darling, my darling (Gorson McRae & Jo Stafford) fr Where's Charley?
  • : A Fruity Melodrama. Bobby Comber & Company.
  • James Scott Skinner: A Scottish Medley. John Atwell, theatre orgen
  • Traditional: Heart of Fire Love. Kenneth McKellar, ten., Unnamed Orch/Robert Sharples.
  • Traditional: Westering Home. Kenneth McKellar, ten., Unnamed Orch/Robert Sharples.

  • 22nd April

    Show Playlist
  • [Numerous - Medley] Hoedown Medley Boston Pops Orchestra Cond. Arthur Feidler
  • [Dixon/Wrubel] Fare Thee Well, Annabelle Sweet Substitute
  • [Harry Warren/Mack Gordon] Chattanooga Choo Choo Bill Langford - Wurlitzer Organ of Ye Olde Pizza Joynt - San Lorenzo, California
  • [Jimmy Kennedy/Will Grosz] At The Café' Continental George Barclay/Mantovani & His Tipica Orchestra
  • [Dunn/Goehr] When The Café Lights Are Gleaming Helen Raymond w. Billy Thorburn And His Music
  • [Doelle] When The White Elder Tree Blooms Again Jack Hylton Orchestra
  • [Don Pelosi/Leo Towers/Morton Morrow] When The Poppies Bloom Again Jom Davidson's Dandies
  • [Jerome Kern] The Song Is You Margaret Whiting / Studio Orchestra Cond. Russell Garcia
  • [Numerous - Medley] The MGM Jubilee Overture John Wilson Orchestra
  • [Lerner/Loewe] The Heather On The Hill from Brigadoon Matthew Ford w. The John Wilson Orchestra
  • [Harry Woods/Mort Dixon] I'm Looking Over A Four Leafed Clover Ross Morgan Chorus and Orchesstra
  • [George M Cohan] George M Cohan Medley The Singing Waiters
  • [Lee Harline/Ned Washington] When You Wish Upon A Star / Hi Diddley Dee - The Morman Tabernacle Choir / Orchestra

  • 15th April

    Show Playlist
  • [Noel Gay] The Lambeth Walk Lupino Laine/Teddy StDennis & Company
  • [Nacio Herb Brown] The Wedding Of The Painted Doll Sam Browne w. Jack Hylton's Orchestra
  • [Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown] You Are My Lucky Star - Eric Whitley w. Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans
  • [Anton Delmore/Arthur Smith/Jerry Capehart] Beautiful Brown Eyes - Evelyn Knight/Sy Oliver and The Ray Charles Singers
  • [Knox/Kane] Red River Valley - The McGuire Sisters
  • [Billy Hill] In The Chapel In The Moonlight Henry Jacques Corect Tempo Dance Orchestra
  • [Arthue Glenn] In The Crying The Chapel Al Martino And Chorus
  • [Gustav Dreier] Pattering Feet - The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra Cond. Anthony Goodwin
  • [Waller/Brooks/Razaf] Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller, Organ
  • [Billy Mahew] It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Ruth Etting w. Orchestra
  • [George Cooper/Henry Tucker]] Sweet Genevieve - Jim Davidson & His ABC Dance Orchestra
  • [Billy Mayerl] Marigold - Sloval Radio Symphony Orchestra Cond. Garry Carpenter
  • [Peter Dodds McCormack] Advance Australia Fair - Peter Dawson & Chorus - Orchestra Cond. W Byng
  • [Henri Salvador] Melodie D'Amour - Columbia SO Cond Gilbert Dechelette
  • [Jack Hulbert/Douglas Furber/Vivian Ellis] The Flies Crawled Up The Window Len Maurice w. Gil Dech Syncopators
  • [Eyton/Borganoff] Gypsy Moon Gladys Moncrieff w. Columbia SO Cond. Gil Dech
  • [Not Giver] From Me To You - The Clive Amadio Players [Quintet] from their Final Radio Broadcast. John Chance, announcer

  • 8th April

    Show Playlist
  • [Noel Gay] The Lambeth Walk Lupino Laine/Teddy StDennis & Company
  • [Nacio Herb Brown] The Wedding Of The Painted Doll Sam Browne w. Jack Hylton's Orchestra
  • [Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown] You Are My Lucky Star - Eric Whitley w. Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans
  • [Anton Delmore/Arthur Smith/Jerry Capehart] Beautiful Brown Eyes - Evelyn Knight/Sy Oliver and The Ray Charles Singers
  • [Knox/Kane] Red River Valley - The McGuire Sisters
  • [Billy Hill] In The Chapel In The Moonlight Henry Jacques Corect Tempo Dance Orchestra
  • [Arthue Glenn] In The Crying The Chapel Al Martino And Chorus
  • [Gustav Dreier] Pattering Feet - The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra Cond. Anthony Goodwin
  • [Waller/Brooks/Razaf] Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller, Organ
  • [Billy Mahew] It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Ruth Etting w. Orchestra
  • [George Cooper/Henry Tucker]] Sweet Genevieve - Jim Davidson & His ABC Dance Orchestra
  • [Billy Mayerl] Marigold - Sloval Radio Symphony Orchestra Cond. Garry Carpenter
  • [Peter Dodds McCormack] Advance Australia Fair - Peter Dawson & Chorus - Orchestra Cond. W Byng
  • [Henri Salvador] Melodie D'Amour - Columbia SO Cond Gilbert Dechelette
  • [Jack Hulbert/Douglas Furber/Vivian Ellis] The Flies Crawled Up The Window Len Maurice w. Gil Dech Syncopators
  • [Eyton/Borganoff] Gypsy Moon Gladys Moncrieff w. Columbia SO Cond. Gil Dech
  • [Not Giver] From Me To You - The Clive Amadio Players [Quintet] from their Final Radio Broadcast. John Chance, announcer

  • 1st April

    Show Playlist
  • [Lerner/Loewe] Overture and Why Can't The English from the London Cast Recording of My Fair Lady - Rex Harrison and Robert Coote w. London Cast Studio Orchestra
  • [Lerner/Loewe] On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady. The Treorchy Welsh Male Voice Choir
  • [Gershwin - G & I] Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Greta Keller & Brian Lawrance w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Leslie Hamilton] Rendezvous In Vienna - Greta Keller w. Studio Orchestra
  • [No composer available] Rendezvous - Greta Keller w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Leslie/Burke] A Little Rendezvous In Honolulu Jim Davidson & His ABC Dance Orchestra w. Vocal by John Warren
  • [Strauss, J] Selection from Die Fledermaus June Bronhill/John Germain/Alan Light/Niel Warren-Smith & Ensemble
  • [Irving Berlin] You Forgot To Remember John McCormack w Orchestra
  • [Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields] A Fine Romance - Bing and Dixie Lee Crosby w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Franz Lehar] Title Song to The Blue Mazurka Gladys Moncrieff and Frank Titterton w. Columbia SO Cond. Gilbert Dechelette

  • 25th March

    Show Playlist
  • N/A Program Theme and Introduction
  • [Lemon] Rose Mousse - The International Novelty Quartet
  • [Lincke, P] Birthday Serenade London Palladium Orchestra Cond. Richard Crean
  • [Jordan / Trad] The Song That Reached My Heart incorporating There's No Place Like Home The Kentucky Minstrels w. Gwen Catley, Soprano and John Duncan, Tenor & Herbert Dawson, Organ & Small Studio Ensemble
  • [Myers] Dance Of The Blue Marionettes - Sidney Torch - Organ Of The Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, London
  • [Schubert arr. Clutsam] Selection from Lilac Time Harry Davidson, Organ of the Commodore Theatre, Hammersmith
  • [Unknown] Cotton Reel - The Bobolinks with Billy Thorburn's The Organ, The Dance Band and Me featuring H. Robinson Cleaver, Compton Organ
  • [Medley] Excerpt from H. Robinson Cleaver's Radio Program from EMI Abbey Road Studio
  • [Hoagy Carmichael/Stanley Adams] Little Old Lady - Billy Thorburn & His Music w. Eddie Gouray and Vocal Trio
  • [Sir Arthur Sullivan] The Lost Chord - Kenneth McKellar w. George McPhee, Organ and Studio Orchestra Cond. Robert Sharples
  • [Ball/Davidson] Rose of Killarney Fr. Sydney McEwan w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Palmer/Ward] And The Band Played On Alice Faye w. Studio Orchestra
  • [Harry Tobias/Pinky Tiomlin] Love Is All Deanna Durbn w. Stucio Orchestra
  • [A Scone/A Street/E Gastelum/E Kalb] Ol' Faithful The Sons Of The Pioneers
  • [Red Foley] Old Shep Elvis Presley w. Instrumental Accompaniment
  • [Green/Townsend] [Faux Bourdon by Roberton] Ellen Vannen The Glasgow Orpheus Choir cond. Sir Hugh Roberton