The Great British Dance Bands
The Great British Dance Bands by Past Perfect at Tony Reedus. MPN: 5026554201125. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. How appropriate that the first track is by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra. This was the great show band of the 1930s. Not for them the routine of the
We are pleased to present this collection of twenty-two tracks, each one by a different orchestra, transferred from the original discs, all of which were issued between 1928 and 1943
The last track, Shout For Happiness was licenced for use in the box office smash The King's Speech
Jack Hylton - Did You Mean It?
Ambrose - I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
Henry Hall - Got To Dance My Way To Heaven
Joe Loss - You Go To My Head
Brian Lawrance - One In A Million
Roy Fox - I've Got Beginners Luck
Carroll Gibbons - From The Top Of Your Head
Louis Levy - The Eyes Of The World Are On You
Billy Cotton - My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Jay Wilbur - Just As Long As The World Goes Round And Around
Nat Gonella - Mister Rhythm Man
Jack Jackson - You Turned Your Head
Mantovani - Let's Fall In Love For The Last Time
Harry Roy - Temptation Rag
Geraldo - Walkin' By The River
Victor Silvester - Crazy Rhythm
Jack Payne - Organ Grinder's Swing
Mrs Jack Hylton - Plain Mary Jane
Lew Stone - Stars Fell On Alabama
Bert Firman - My Pet
Sid Phillips - Palais de Danse
Ray Noble Vocal by Al Bowlly - Shout For Happiness
Features & Highlights
- If the Hylton unit could be described as Britain's leading showband, few would dispute Ambrose's Orchestra. Ambrose's position as the man behind the top British dance combination of the period.
- Henry Hall's band went from strength to strength, until by 1934, over fifty per cent of all the post arriving at Broadcasting House was for Henry from his multitude of fans.
- Surely the record for longevity as an active bandleader is held, perhaps forever, by the late Joe Loss. He wielded the baton for almost sixty years, from 1930 until a few months before his death in June 1990.
- It wasn't only good tunes that we received from across the Atlantic. Bandleaders arrived too - Carroll Gibbons, Jack Harris, Jay Whidden and Hal Swain all found fame and fortune on this side of the water. To these must be added Roy Fox, who landed here in September 1930, fresh from leading his own orchestra at the Embassy Club in Hollywood.
- We know that for those who remember this music of the time, this album will bring back happy memories. For those perhaps too young to remember, it still has the ability to set your feet tapping.
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