FS64: Clara Butt, Stanley Kirkby to Tennessee Ernie & Mantovani

A complete mix of tunes and some chat about 78rpm records. Dame Clara Butt from 1918. The top English contralto of her era. Three jolly tunes from eight inch budget record labels. Don Porto’s Novelty band(Harry Bidgood), Alfredo and his band and Billy Whitlock. Sandy Powell is on a Broadcast budget record too. A very successful northern English comedian from the 1920s to 1960s and a very astute business man. He sold over seven and half million records and refused to take a flat fee for recording, instead he earned a penny a side. That certainly all added up!  Also the prolific English baritone Stanley Kirkby, Turner and Layton, Lorrae Desmond, Roberto Inglez, Ron Goodwin, Tennessee Ernie and Mantovani. We finish with Bob Crosby and Looping the Loop from 1938.

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published on April 10, 2021, by