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Episode 2

An all 78rpm episode. The usual eclectic mix of little played or forgotten songs and artists. Presented by Miles Tubb.

Amongst others:  Tennessee Ernie Ford, Teresa Brewer (a long carreer- she was even a guest star on The Muppets) , Ted Heath (Britain’s most popular post war big band leader), Kay Starr, David Whitfield, Josephine Bradley (ballroom dancer, teacher and strict tempo bandleader), Nat King Cole, Everly Bros, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine and Fletcher Henderson’s Livery Stable Blues- Henderson, along with Duke Ellington, is considered to be be one of the most influential arrangers and band leaders in jazz history.

published on December 18, 2019, by

Episode 1

Where else would you get this sort of selection and all on 78rpm records? Intriguing labelled blues from The Sonny Terry Trio- Parlophone refer to it as ‘novelty instrumental.’ In the mix: three from Tennessee Ernie Ford- (Ford started his career as a radio presenter), Kay Starr (she achieved success in every field of music she tried-jazz, pop and country), Michael Holliday, Louie Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, the great Frankie Laine( Old leather lungs himself- had hit records 60 years apart), Humprey Lyttleton, Ted Heath, Lou Busch, Ken Mcintosh and Dorothy Squires.

published on December 18, 2019, by