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FS 78: Bob Skyles to Alma Cogan and some singing dogs.

The last episode of Forgotten Songs. What a pleasure it has been  discovering, playing and researching these records, songs and artists. A few old favourites and a couple of new discoveries. Alma Cogan- Lizzie Borden, Eartha Kitt- C’est Si Bon, Mel Torme- Mpoutain Greenery, Tennesse Ernie Ford- Sixteen tons, George D’Albert – Your own Street, Bob Skyles and his Sky Rockets- My darling Texas Cowgirl, Lets play love, I’m gonna die with a broken heart, Carl Weismann and his singing dogs, Lonnie Donegan- When the sun goes down, Hal McIntyre- South Bayou shuffle, Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet-Softly as in morning sunsrise, Mugsy Spanier-Lonesome Road and our last record…. the very best of love songs. Nat King Cole- My Flaming Heart.

A big thank you for listening. Stay safe, happy and healthy

Miles Tubb

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published on September 17, 2021, by

FS77: Tom Foy to Florrie Ford, David McCallum and Bing Crosby!!

Big thank you to Neil Guthrie for the donation of family records featured in this episode. They belonged to Martha and Geordie Hardie of Cowdenbeath. 

Lonnie Donegan- Betty, Betty, Betty, Tom Foy- Lizzie, Mimosa 5in record- My Kid, Jutkika Roy- Hindustani song, David McCallum- Scottish melodies,  Callendar Cable Works Band- Swallows Serenade, Miss Lydia Russell You’re driving me crazy, Bobby Comber- Peg leg Jack, Buddy Prince- Little pal, Florrie Ford- Ta ta be lucky and lets pretend we’re having fun. Bing Crosby(yes Bing Crosby!)- Beautiful dreamer.

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published on September 10, 2021, by

FS76: Fats Waller to Anita O’Day, Hutch and Phyllis Robins

Best tracks and stonking tunes from Tex Beneke, Frankie Froba, Teresa Brewer, Fats Waller, Anita O’Day, Lulu Zeigler, Lorrae Desmond, Lonnie Donegan, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Leslie Hutchinson, Sugar Chile Robinson, Jimmie Rodgers, Harry Torrani, Phyllis Robins, McCravy Brothers, Geoffrey Goodheart, Tiny Bradshaw, Bob Crosby, Marion Mann and Frankie Laine.

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published on September 3, 2021, by

FS75: Billy Cotton to The Stargazers and Felix Mendelssohn

Thanks to John Hearn for donation of these records. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire- A couple of swells, Perry Como- Magic Moments and Catch a fallen star, Marino Marini- Volare, Edmundo Ross- Rumba Royale, Roberto Inglez- Autumn leaves,  Mantovani- La Cumparista, Benny Goodman- These foolish things remind me of you, Felix Mendelssohn- Scotlandia, Herijati- Kenaghan Masa- (Indonesian song), Carman Cavallaro- Lovely look at, The star gazers- An old beer bottle, Billy Cotton-Two on a tandem, The French can- can, Hang on the bell Nellie.

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published on August 27, 2021, by

FS74: Nick Lucas to Billie Anthony and Esther Walker.

Ernie Ford- Shot gun boogie, Teddy Johnston- Mandolin Serenade, William Schwartz- song in Yiddish, Nick Lucas- My bundle of love and Moonbeams, Ester Walker-  You gotta know how to love and Hard to get Gertie, Carl, Natalie and Arnold Golmetch- Greensleeves to a ground, Jimmy Young- No arms can ever hold you, Perry Como- Idle gossip, Weston Brothers- Scottish Memories, Robert Wilson- Down in the glen and Victor Sylvester- Autumn Leaves.

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published on August 20, 2021, by

FS73: Teresa Brewer, Mary Ford to Wingie Malone & Fats Waller

The Wang, Wang Blues- Teresa Brewer, Take me in your arms- Les Paul and Mary Ford, The Duke’s idea and Skyliner- Charlie Barnet-, Keep your seats please- George Formby, I never knew heaven could speak- Bob Crosby, vocals Marion Mann, Effie Atherton-Dennis the Menace, Jimmie Rodgers- Away out on the mountain, Harry Torrani- The watermill yodel, Claude Hopkins- Ain’t misbehaving, Fats Waller- Vipers rag, Albert Ammons- Boogie woogie stomp, Hobo Jack Taylor- The bum’s rush, Wingie Malone-South with the boarder, Johnny Rae- What’s the use, Frankie Laine- High Noon.

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published on August 13, 2021, by

FS:72 Savoy Havana Band to Anne Stephenson and Kay Starr

Up this time round: The Six Swingers- Hot Pie, The Stargazers- I see the moon, Savoy Havana Band- A kiss in the dark, Jay Whidden- I’ll see you again, Paul Specht- I’m knee deep in daisies, Jelly Roll Morton- Oh didn’t he ramble, Mugsy Spanier- Hesitating blues, G.H Elliott- I want to go to Idaho, Ethel Smith- Charmaine, (Whispering) Jack Smith- Ain’t she cute, Kay Starr- Three letters, Tony Martin- Flamenco Love, Gene Autry and Jo Stafford- My heart cries for you, Anne Stephens- Buckingham Palace, Rudy Vallee- You’re driving me crazy, Charlie Barnet- I like to riff.

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published on August 6, 2021, by

FS71: Don Robertson to Mario Lanza and Edith Lorand.

Records from 1913 to 1956. Hungarian, Trinidadian and Canadian musicians. We have Winifred Atwell- Cross hands boogie, Mario Lanza- Drinking song, Billy Williams- Little Willie’s Woodbines, Mr Herbert Payne- The sunshine of your smile, Nat Gonella- Capri caprice. Frankie Vaughn, Perry Como, Geraldo and Billy Cotton. Joe Petersen- Home on the range, Guy Lomardo- All my love, Blue Hungarian band- The skaters Waltz, Edith Lorand- The woman’s heart, Don Roberton- The happy whistler and with Lou Dinning You’re free to go. And you are but do come back!    

 

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published on July 30, 2021, by

FS70: Florrie Forde to Jack Payne, Milt Shaw and J.C Scatter.

Falsetto voices, Australian and Geordie music hall and more budget record gems. Mr Hatherley Clarke (counter tenor)- Till we meet again, Florian Forde- Love me in the Lancashire way, Robert Woodville- There we are then, Herbert Payne- Blighty, Charlie Collins- Paddy Malone’s Aeroplane, Fred Douglas- On the first dark night of the year, J.C Scatter- Blaydon Races, Randolph Sutton- if you’re really truly in love and I met Sally by the seaside, Alfredo and his band-Cheer up and smile, Radio Melody Boys- There’s happiness ahead, Sam Brown- Dancing with tears in my eyes, Jack Payne- The kid from Spain, Jay Wilbur- Miss Otis regrets and anonymous piano recorded in Biggars recording Studio, Glasgow in the 1950s?   

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published on May 28, 2021, by

FS69: Bob Skyles, Al Dexter, Archie Lewis and Sophie Tucker.

Softly as in a morning sunrise- Harry Parry, What is this thing called love- Tommy Dorsey, vocals by Connie Haines, Fine brown frame Nellie Lutcher, Let’s play love – Bob Skyles, Beautiful dreamer Archie Lewis, Whisper again that you love me-Al Dexter, Ain’t misbehaving – Hutch, Look at ’em doing it- The Original Dixieland Jazz Band(1919), You better watch yourself bub- Nellie Lutcher, The man I love – Sophie Tucker, It don’t count – Harry Parry, Tip toe through the tulips with me- Solemn and Gay, Moonlight Waltz, I’m gonna die with a broken heart and my darling Texas cowgirl – Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets.

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published on May 21, 2021, by