Dance Band Days: 1993-02-22

The last of six programmes in BBC Radio 2’s Dance Season looks at the Streatham Locarno and the Hammersmith Palais.

Programme includes interviews with Sidney Lipton, Billy Cotton’s violinist at the Streatham Locarno, and regular Palais singer Beryl Davis, daughter of Oscar Rabin’s vocalist Harry Davis.

  1. Putting On The Ritz – Billy Cotton and His Band, voc. Sam Browne, Joe Ferrie and another – 28 March 1930
  2. Bessie Couldn’t Help It – Billy Cotton and His Band, voc. Sam Browne, Nat Gonella, Joe Ferrie and another – 21 October 1930
  3. On Top Of A Bus – The Romany Band directed by Oscar Rabin from the Hammersmith Palais, voc. Harry Davis – 19 February 1936
  4. Careless – Oscar Rabin and His Romany Band at the Hammersmith Palais de Dance, voc. Beryl Davis – 20 February 1940
  5. They Say – Oscar Rabin and His Romany Band at the Hammersmith Palais de Dance, voc. Garry Gowan – 14 March 1939
  6. Bluebirds In The Moonlight – Oscar Rabin and His Band at the Hammersmith Palais de Dance, voc. Diane – 20 February 1940
  7. I’m Nobody’s Baby – Oscar Rabin and His Band, voc. Beryl Davis – 8 November 1940
  8. I’ve Got A Heart Filled with Love – Lou Preager and His Orchestra from the Palais de Dance, Hammersmith, voc. Edna Kaye and Paul Rich – 7 November 1944
  9. There’s No One But You – Lou Preager and His Orchestra, voc. Rita Williams
  10. Cruising Down The River – Lou Preager and His Orchestra, voc. Paul Rich – 7 December 1945
  11. Two Can Dream As Cheaply As One – Lou Preager and His Orchestra, voc. Paul Rich – 7 December 1945

DR Collection

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: