Welcome! Coming shortly – Site currently under reconstruction

This site contains many hours of radio programming of music from the Golden Age of jazz and dance music – from 1925 to 1965… Big Band, Vocal, British Dance Band, Theatre Organ and more.

Hot Pipes! – Ongoing one-hour podcasts and half-hour broadcasts of theatre/cinema pipe organ entertainment from around the world. Producer and host: Steve Ashley

The Latin Lounge – A series of 13 half-hour shows of Latin-American music that I produced for Serenade Radio in 2021.

Dance Band Days – Alan Dell’s long-running half-hour BBC Radio 2 programme featuring the best of British dance bands from the 1920s to the 1940s. Posting restarted December 1, 2020. Shows will be added as they are digitised and processed. I have a huge cassette collection from one collector that isn’t well documented to sort out and so show posting will likely be sporadic.

Big Band Sound – Alan Dell’s one hour show which (mostly) followed the Dance Band Days programmes on Radio 2, this time with the swing bands. Additional posting currently suspended due to lack of time.

Mardi Gras – Broadcast on Capital Radio, London from 1973 to 1984, noted jazz historian Brian Rust presented some fabulous jazz and dance tracks from the 1920s and 30s. Additional posting currently suspended due to lack of time.

Miscellaneous – TO FOLLOW – Various shows that I recorded to open reel tape in the 1970s – to bring back memories of the great broadcasters of the era.

Please note: These programmes are presented for personal entertainment only. Feel free to download for personal listening on any device which plays m4a files, but no files should be redistributed in any form.

My most sincere thanks to the following contributors and assistants – in no particular order: Bob Sanders, Anthony Middleton, Peter Wallace, Robin Cherry, Mark Alexander, David Small, John Rogers, Geoff Hunt, Alan Bond, Ray Frost, Mark Spry and the late Danny Read.