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.


25th January

Show Playlist
  • Herbert, Victor: Babes in Toyland: The March of the Toys. Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler.
  • Linger, Carl: Song of Australia. Peter Dawson, bass-baritone .
  • Purcell, Henry: Nymphs and Shepherds. Manchester Children's Choir .
  • I Love a Sunburnt Country.
  • Gray, Jerry: A String of Pearls. Benny Goodman and His Orch .
  • Diack, J. Michael (arr. Mackerras, Sir Charles): Sing a Song of Sixpence. Owen Brannigan, bass Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Diack, J. Michael (arr. Mackerras, Sir Charles): Little Jack Horner. Owen Brannigan, bass Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Lucia di Lammermoor, Mad Scene. Dame Nellie Melba, sop., John Lemmone, fte. Orchestra/Walter B Rogers.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Stabat Mater: Cuius animam. Donald Smith, ten. Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Ellard, Frederick (arr. Divall, Richard): Sydney Railway Gallope. State Orch of Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Traditional (arr. Loam, A.S.): Maranoa Lullaby. Harold Blair, ten.
  • Fitzgibbon, Graham Francis: Barefoot Days. I'm looking Ovefr a Four-Leaf Clover. Frisco Joe'sood Time Boys with Smacka Fitzgibbon, The Singing Barman.
  • Kern, Jerome: Roberta: Smoke gets in your eyes. June Bronhill, sop. Cyrin Ornadel Orch, Williams Singers/Cyril Ornadel.
  • White, Edward: Puffin' Billy. New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Bourgeois, Louis (arr. Vaughan Williams, Ralph): Old hundredth psalm. Benjamin Bayl, org. King's College Choir Cambridge, Wallace Collection/Stephen Cleobury.

  • 18th January

    Show Playlist
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Sea Songs - Quick March. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Shield, William: Rosina: Light as Thistledown. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. New SO of London/Richard Bonynge.
  • Ketelbey, Albert: Bells across the Meadows. Various/ Various.
  • Campbell, Paul: John Henry. Harry Belafonte, voc., Millard Thomas, gtr.
  • Thomas, Harry: Matilda, Matilda !. Harry Belafonte, voc. Henri Rene's Chorus, Henri Rene's Orch .
  • Coates, Eric: By The Sleepy Lagoon. Harry James & His Orch .
  • Noble, Ray: Love is the Sweetest Thing. Al Bowlly, voc. Ray Noble & His Orch/Ray Noble.
  • Ellis, Vivian: Coronation Scot. Sidney Torch Orchestra. Mohr: Orient Express. Sidney Torch, org.
  • Romberg, Sigmund: Will you remember, from Maytime. Hildegarde, voc. Mantovani Orch/ Mantovani.
  • Malcolm, George: Bach before the Mast. George Malcolm, hpschd.
  • Delibes, Leo: Lakme: Bell song. Lily Pons, sop. Orch/Pietro Cimara.
  • Moore, Dudley: Beethoven Parody: And the same to you. Piers Lane, pno.
  • Williams, Charles: The Old Clockmaker. New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Hughes, John (arr. Leighton Jones, Michael): Guide me O thou great Jehova. David Drury, org. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.

  • 11th January

    Show Playlist
  • Holzmann, Abe: Smokey Mokes. Graeme Bell's Dixieland Jazz Band .
  • Ahlert, Fred: I'll Get By as Long as I have you Ruth Etting
  • Arlen, Albert: Clancy of the Overflow Peter Dawson bass bar, London Symphony Orchesrtra, Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Brown, Les & Homer, Ben: Sentimental Journey. Doris Day, voc. Les Brown and his band of renown
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy: Moonlight Becomes You. Bing Crosby, voc. Unnamed Orch .
  • Hollander, Frederick: Falling in Love Again. Marlene Dietrich, voc. Unnamed Orch/ Unnamed Conductor.
  • Lippman, Sydney & Dee, Sylvia: Too Young, Nat King Cole v
  • Gershwin, George: Boy what love has done to me. Jane Froman, contr. Al Goodman & his orch
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville, Overture. Comedy Harmonists .
  • Fine, Sylvia: Anatole of Paris. Danny Kaye, voc. Unnamed Orch/John Green.
  • Porter, Cole: Solomon. Elizabeth Welch, voc.
  • Parr Davies, Harry: Pedro the Fisherman Richard Tauber ten
  • Pinkard, Maceo: Them There Eyes. Billie Holiday, voc.
  • Warren, Harry: It Happened in Sun Valley Glenn Miller & his orch, Six Hits and a Miss, the Modernaires voc Dialogue: Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, Sonja Henie, John Payne and Pat Friday
  • Romberg, Sigmund: Romance Kathryn Grayson sop Arthur Fiedler cond

  • 4th January

    Show Playlist
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Violin Sonata No. 8, 3rd movement Ida Haendel, v Noel Mewton-Wood, p
  • Trad: Comin' Thro' the Rye, Syria Lamonte. Pianist unknown, likely Fred Gaisberg
  • Von Tilzer, Harry: Down at the Old Bull & Bush Florrie Ford. Unknown orchestra
  • Scott, Bennett: When I take my morning promenade Marie Lloyd voc Unnamed orchestra
  • Arthurs, George: A Little of What You Fancy Does You Good Marie Lloyd voc Unnamed orchestra
  • Whiting, Richard: Ain't We Got Fun Van & Schenck, Orch cond Charles Prince
  • Confrey, Zez: Kitten on the Keys Zez Confrey p & his orchestra
  • Berlin, Irving: Crinoline Days Paul Whiteman & his orchestra
  • Cohn, Irving & Silver, Frank: Yes We Have No Bananas Billy Jones. Unnamed orchestra
  • Friml, Rudolf, Rose-Marie John McCormack t Victor Orchestra cond Nat Shilkret
  • Whiting, Richard: Ukelele Lady Vaughn de Leath voc, Murray Kellner v, Harry Reser uke
  • Handy, WC: St Louis Blues Bessie Smith voc Louis Armstrong tpt, Fred Longshaw org
  • Gershwin, George: I'd Rather Charleston, Fred Astaire & Adele Astaire vocs, George Gershwin p
  • Gershwin, George: The Half of it Dearie Blues Fred Astaire voc, George Gershwin p
  • Hilliam, B.C.: Is 'e an Aussie, Lizzie, is 'e?. Flotsam & Jetsam .
  • Anderson, Leroy: Classical Juke Box. Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler.

  • 28th December

    Show Playlist
  • [Whiting, Richard / Clare, Sidney] On The Good Ship Lollipop - The Carlyle Cousins w. Casani Club Orchestra Dir. Charlie Kunz
  • [Green, Bud /Stept, Sam] That's My Weakness Now- Helen Kane with Studio Orchestra
  • [Hilliard, Bob / Fain, Sammy] Dear Hearts And Gentle People - Bing Crosby with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and Perry Botkin's String Band
  • [Fine, Sylvia] The Little Fiddle - Danny Kay with Support Artists and Sound Effects
  • [Pockriss, Lee / Vance, Paul] Catch A Falling Star - Perry Como / The Ray Charles Singers / Studio Orchestra
  • [Weiss / Peretti / Creatore] Can't Help Falling In Love - Doris Day With Studio Orchestra
  • [Botsford] Black and White Rag - Winifred Atwell with Rhythm Accompaniment
  • [Joplin, S] Maple Leaf Rag - Graham Bell & His Ragtime Four
  • [Berlin, Irving] They Say It's Wonderful from Annie Get Your Gun - Howard Keel and Judy Garland with Studio Orchestra
  • [Lane, Burton / Lerner, Alan Jay] Too Late Now - Jane Powell with MGM Studio Orchestra
  • [Rodgers, Richard / Hammerstein, Oscar 2] Surrey With The Fringe On Top from Oklahoma - Gordon Macrae / Shirley Jones / Charlotte Greenwood with Chous and Orchestra Dir. Jay Blackton
  • [Rodgers, Richard / Hammerstein, Oscar 2] Some Enchanted Evening - Ezio Pinza with Chorus and Orchestra Cond. Salvatore Del Isola
  • [Lerner, Alan Jay / Loewe, Frederick] With A Little Bit Of Luck from My Fair Lady - Stanley Holloway with Men's Chorus and Orchestra Dir. Franz Allers
  • [Sherman / Sherman] Jolly Holiday from Mary Poppins - Julie Andrews / Dick Van Dyke with Chorus and Orchestra
  • [Folk] Muss I Denn - Erich Kunz with Studio Orchestra
  • [Burns, R / Folk] Auld Lang Syne - Lombardo Trio with Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians

  • 21st December

    Show Playlist
  • [Trad] O Come All Ye Faithful - The Huddersfield Choral Society Conducted by Owain Arwell Huges / David Bell, Organ of Huddersfield Town Hall
  • [Brown / Ager] King Chanticleer - The International Novelty Quartet
  • [Carr] Two Very Ordinary People - Flanagan and Allen / Studio Orchestra
  • [Vincent Yeomans] Tea For Two - The Comedy Harmonists
  • [Kaempfert / Singleton / Snyder] Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra / Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • [Franklyn / Dubin] Anniversary Waltz - Vera Lynn and Vocal Chorus / Studio Orchestra
  • [Jolson / Saul / Chaplin] The Anniversary Song - Al Jolson / Studio Orchestra
  • [Berlin, Irving] Always - Ella Fitzgerald with Paul Weston Orchestra
  • [May, H / Neubach, E / Feiner, R] A Star Falls From Heaven - John Atwell Plays The Wurlitzer of The Marrickville Town Hall
  • [Cottrau, Teodoro] Santa Lucia - Beniamino Gigli with Studio Orchestra
  • [Berlin, Irving] White Christmas - Bing Crosby / The Ken Darby Singers / John Scott Trotter Orchestra
  • [Neale, John Nelson] Away In The Manger - The Huddersfield Choral Society Cond. Owain Arwell Hughes- David Bell Organ of Huddersfield Town Hall
  • [Handel, G F / Watts, Isaac] Joy To The World - Massed Choirs and Audience - Melbourne Town Hall 2000
  • [Gruber arr. Salter] Silent Night (in English) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / The Covent Garden Chorus / The Philharmonia Orchestra Cond. John Pritchard
  • [Robert Schumann] Dedication - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with Gerald Moore, Piano
  • [Kahn / Grey / Lehar / Stothart] The Magic Of Your Love from the MGM Film "At The Baliaka" Nelson Eddy / MGM Studio Orchestra Cond. Nathaniel Finston
  • [Bizet / Miller] Sweet Echo, Come Tune Thy Lay - from The Fair Maid Of Perth - Gwen Catley with Orchestra
  • [Loesser, Frank] Anywhere I Wander from "Hans Christian Anderson" - Danny Kaye with Gordon Jenkins Chorus And Orchestra

  • 14th December

    Show Playlist
  • [Charles Ancliffe] Nights of Gladness - Reginald Kilby with The Studio Two Concert Orchestra
  • [Victor Herbert] 'Neath The Summer Moon - Beverley Sills and Sherrill Milnes with The New York City Orchestra
  • [Victor Herbert] Al Fresco - Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava Conducted by Keith Brion
  • [Victor Herbert] Moonbeams from Naughty Marietta - Virginia Croskery with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava Conducted by Keith Brion
  • [Alicia Ann Spottiswood (M) William Douglas (L)1690s] Annie Laurie - Kenneth McKellar with Robert Sharples Orchestra
  • [R Burns] Ye Banks and Braes - Isobel Buchanan and Ronald Maconaghie with Sharolin Kimmorley, Piano
  • [Trad] Jingle Bells - Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard with Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra [1935]
  • [Traditional] O Come All Ye Faithful - The Contemporary Singers under Anthony Walker / The Sydney Children's Choir Dir. Lyn Williams / The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Cond. David Stanhope.
  • [William G James / John Wheeler] The Three Drovers / The Silver Stars Are In The Sky - The Contemporary Singers under Anthony Walker / The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Cond. David Stanhope.
  • [W A Mozart] Now Your Days Of Philandering Are Over from The Marriage Of Figaro - Erich Kunz with Studio Orchestra
  • [Pick] Vienna Cabbie's Song - Erich Kunz with The Kemmeter Faltl Schrammel Orchestra
  • [Puccini] Lovely Maid In The Moonlight from La Boheme - Dame Joan Hammond and Charles Craig with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. Vilem Tausky
  • [Franz Lehar] Vilia from The Merry Widow - Gladys Moncrieff with Columbia Symphony Orchestra Cond Gil Desch
  • [Oley Speaks] Sylvia - Paul Robeson with [probably] Lawrence Brown, Piano
  • [Fred Weatherly / Haydn Wood] Roses of Picardy - Nathan Lay with Studio Ensemble

  • 7th December

    Show Playlist
  • [Victor Herbert] Orchestral Ledley - Sweethearts Waltz / March Of The Toys / Toyland / The Streets Of New York / Indian Summer - London Symphony Orchestra Cond. Andre Kostelanetz
  • [Victor Herbert] Romany Life - Jeanette McDonald with Russ Case Orchestra
  • [Bixio / Hunter] Romany - Al Bowlly with Ronnie Munro Orchestra
  • [Ray Noble] Ray Noble speaks about Al Bowlly
  • [Ray Noble] Goodnight Sweetheart - Al Bowlly with Ray Noble's New Mafair Dance Orchestra
  • [Sam Coslow] Little White Gardenia - Al Bowlly with Ray Noble's USA Orchestra
  • [Gilbert / Wolfe] Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time - Gladys Moncrieff with Columbia Studio Orchestra Cond. Gilbert Dechlette
  • [James Montgomery] Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Jessye Norman with the Choir of St Thomas New York / The Riverside Choir / St.Barnabas Choir with Brass and Orchestra of St.Lukes
  • [Abel Baer / Sam Lewis] Don't Wait For The Night Before Christmas To Be Good - Dick Robertson with Instrumental Ensemble
  • [Louis Alter / Paul Francis Webster] Rainbow On The River - Bobby Breen with Studio Orchestra
  • [Stewart / King / Rothgeb] Walk Me By The River - Bing Crosby with Perry Botkin Guitars and Orchestra
  • [Harry Barris] Mississippi Mud - Bing Crosby / Irene Day / The Rhythm Boys with Paul Whiteman's Jazz Orchestra
  • [Lee Harline / Ned Washington] When You Wish Upon A Star - Ukulete Ike (Cliff Edwards) With Instrumental Accompaniment
  • [Leroy Anderson] Belle Of The Ball - Schwanen Salon Orchestra Cond. George Huber
  • [Lewis / Goodhart / Nelson] There's A Ring Around The Moon - The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra Dir Me. Anthony Goodwin - Vocal by "Mister Purkiss"
  • [Temple / W Meyer Lutz] Those Were The Days - Patrick Curwin, Vocal with Harry Davidson And His Strict Tempo Dance Orchestra

  • 30th November

    Show Playlist
  • [Jerome Kern] The Way You Look Tonight - Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grapelly with Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
  • [Gus Edwards] By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Doris Day With Studio Orchestra
  • [Darewski / Barratt] I Used To Sigh For The Silvery Moon - Hughie Green, June Bronhill, The John McCarthy Singers / Geoff Love And His Orchestra
  • [Medley] Medley of Music Hall Favourites - Florrie Ford and Chorus with Studio Orchestra
  • [Medley] Medley of Barbershop Favourites - The Gaiety Playboys
  • [Monckton / Talbot] Selection from "The Arcadians" - Overture / All Down Piccadilly / Charming Weather / The Pipes Of Pan - Gaiety Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
  • [Victor Herbert] Neapolitan Love Song - Richard Crooks With The Victor Orchestra Dir. William Merrigan Daly
  • [Lester O'Keefe / Idabelle Firestone] In My Garden - Richard Crooks With The Victor Orchestra Dir. William Merrigan Daly
  • [Gilbert / Sullivan] Dance The Cachucha - The Second Festival of Welsh Mixed Voices With Orchestra
  • [Gilbert and Sullivan] When Britain Really Ruled The Waves - Peter Dawson with Orchestra
  • [Gilbert and Sullivan] Hark The Hour Of Ten Is Sounding / The Judges Song - Richard Suart with The Chorus and Orchestra Of The Welsh National Opera Directed by Charles Mackerras
  • [Villard] The Three Bells - Edith Piaf with The Companions Of Song and Studio Orchestra
  • [Al Sherman / Al Lewis] Living In The Sunlight, Loving In The Moonlight - Maurice Chevalier with Orchestra