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British Dance Bands

British Dance Bands

Ref: GM530

Original digitally re-mastered recordings from the Golden age of British Dance band music, from such greats as Joe Loss, Henry Hall, Billy Cotton and Lew Stone. 6 hours 10 min 5-CD set, 124 tracks, including:

o Love Is The Sweetest Thing
o You're The Top
o Someday, Sweetheart

Price    19.99

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The golden age of the dance band was during the 1920s, 30s & 40s, but it's popularity lived on much longer through BBC Radio programmes such as 'Dance Band Days'. Now you can enjoy a bumper selection of 124 tracks from bands such as Joe Loss, Henry Hall and Billy Cotton. All
original recordings, digitally re-mastered.
6 hours 10 mins, 124 tracks

Full Track Listing
CD1
1] Soft Lights And Sweet Music - Ambrose & His Mayfair Hotel Orchestra
2] Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra
3] I Got Rhythm - Joe Brannelly's Blue Mountaineers
4] Stars Fell On Alabama - Jack Jackson & His Dorchester Hotel Orchestra
5] Who Made Little Boy Blue? - Joe Loss & His Astoria's Dance Salon Kit-Cat Band
6] What A Little Moonlight Can Do - Brian Lawrence & His Quaglino Quartet
7] Romanesca / Panama - Walford Hyden & His Café Colette Orchestra
8] You're The Top - Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
9] Too Beautiful For Words - Geraldo & His Sweet Music
10] Go Into Your Dance - Harry Roy & His Mayfair Hotel Orchestra
11] The Way You Look Tonight - Roy Fox & His Orchestra
12] I've Got You Under My Skin - Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends
13] At The Café Continental - Jack McCormick & His Band
14] September In The Rain - Brian Lawrence & His Lansdowne Orchestra
15] They're Tough, Mighty Tough In The West - Bram Martin & His Holborn Restaurant Band
16] So Rare - Josephine Bradley & Her Ballroom Orchestra
17] I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You - Nat Gonella & His Georgians
18] Begin The Beguine - Oscar Rabin & His Hammersmith Palais De Dance Romany Band
19] The Swiss Bell-Ringer - Jay Wilbur & His Band
20] Green Eyes - Don Marino Barreto & His Cuban Orchestra
21] Temptation - Jack Wallace & His Prince's Restaurant Band
22] Night And Day - Billy Munn & His Orchid Room Music
23] The Whole World Is Singing My Song - The Skyrockets Orchestra
24] `Melodies Of Yesterday' - Where Or When? / I Don't Know Why - Roberto Inglez
25] I'd Give The World (To You, Sweetheart) - Lou Preager & His Hammersmith Palais Orchestra

CD2
1] Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing - Lew Stone & His Monseigneur Band
2] Hummin' To Myself - Charles Nat Star & His Band
3] I'm Playing With Fire - Harry Hudson & His Band
4] Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Harry Roy & His Mayfair Hotel Orchestra
5] I Never Had A Chance - Ray Noble & His Orchestra
6] Freckle-Face You're Beautiful - Teddy Joyce & His Dance Music
7] The Chestnut Man - Geraldo & His Rumba Orchestra
8] Blue Moon - Henry Hall & His BBC Dance Orchestra
9] She Wore A Little Jacket Of Blue - Debroy Somers & His Band
10] The Song Of The Trees - Lew Stone & His Band
11] Miss Annabelle Lee - Brian Lawrence & His Lansdowne House Sextet
12] Rhythm Lullaby - Roy Fox & His Band
13] When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South - Jay Wilbur & His Band
14] A Nice Cup Of Tea - Peter Yorke & His Orchestra
15] Don't Play With Fire - Bert Firman & His Orchestra
16] Caravan - Jack Harris & His Orchestra
17] Moon At Sea - Mantovani & His Orchestra
18] The Donkey Serenade - Ben Frankel & His Orchestra
19] In The Still Of The Night - Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
20] Tea For Two - Oscar Rabin & His Strict Tempo Dance Band
21] Time On My Hands - The RAOC Blue Rockets Dance Orchestra
22] You Don't Have To Know The Language - The Squadronaires
23] Come Closer To Me (Acércate más) - Roberto Inglez & His Orchestra
24] There Ought To Be A Society - Lou Preager & His Hammersmith Palais Orchestra
25] Marie - Joe Loss & His Orchestra

CD3
1] Footloose And Fancy Free - Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
2] My Idea Of Heaven - The Four Bright Sparks
3] Beside A Dutch Canal - The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
4] April In Paris - Henry Hall & His BBC Dance Orchestra
5] Two Cigarettes In The Dark - Jack Jackson & His Orchestra
6] Isle Of Capri - Lew Stone & His Band
7] Just Like Jack, Just Like Jill - Syd Seymour & His Band
8] Come A Little Closer (Never Mind The Band!) - Debroy Somers & His Band
9] I'll Never Say `Never Again' Again - Mrs. Jack Hylton & Her Band
10] Where There's You, There's Me - Louis Levy & His Gaumont British Symphony
11] Breaking In A Pair Of Shoes - Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends
12] Someday, Sweetheart - Harry Roy's Tiger-Raggamuffins
13] A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody - Tommy Kinsman & His Band
14] `Three Hits of 1936' Medley - Intro: A Fine Romance / Serenade In The Night / I'll Sing You A ThousandLove Songs - Billy Cotton & His Band
15] Remember Me? - Joe Orlando & His Orchestra
16] Popcorn Man - George Elrick & His Music-Makers
17] Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride! - Billy Thorburn & His Orchestra (`The Organ, The Dance Band And Me')
18] Jeepers Creepers - Carroll Gibbons & His Savoy Hotel Orpheans
19] Hear My Song, Violetta - Joe Loss & His Band
20] Yes, My Darling Daughter - Nat Gonella & His New Georgians
21] Skylark - Geraldo & His Orchestra
22] The Lady Is A Tramp - Josephine Bradley & Her Ballroom Orchestra
23] Foxtrot Medley - Intro: This Is Romance / You've Got Me Crying Again - Freddie Gardner & His Messmates
24] You Keep Coming Back Like A Song - The Skyrockets Dance Orchestra
25] My Prayer - Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra

CD4
1] The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round - Henry Hall & His BBC Dance Orchestra
2] Midnight, The Stars And You - Ray Noble & His Orchestra
3] Stay As Sweet As You Are - Lou Preager & His Romano's Restaurant Dance Orchestra
4] Black Coffee - Nat Gonella & His Georgians
5] A Little Bit Independent - Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra
6] On The Beach At Bali-Bali - Billy Merrin & His Commanders
7] Alone - Jack Payne & His Band
8] When The Poppies Bloom Again - Joe Loss & His Orchestra
9] Pennies From Heaven - Harry Roy & His Orchestra
10] She's My Lovely - Ronnie Munro & His Orchestra
11] In The Mission By The Sea - Billy Thorburn & His Music
12] The Snake-Charmer - Jack Harris & His Orchestra
13] While A Cigarette Was Burning - Geraldo & His Orchestra
14] Romany - Lew Stone & His Band
15] Tea For Two - Josephine Bradley's Strict Tempo Dance Orchestra
16] In The Still Of The Night - Roy Fox & His Orchestra
17] Lovelight In The Starlight - Jack White & His Astoria Ballroom Collegians
18] Cherokee - Felix Mendelssohn's Hawaiian Serenaders
19] The Ñango - Don Marino Barreto & His Orchestra
20] Stardust - Ivy Benson & Her Girls' Band
21] On My Way Out - Eric Winstone & His Band
22] Lullaby In Rhythm - Wally Fryer & His Perfect Tempo Dance Orchestra
23] Zambezi - Joe Loss & His Orchestra
24] `Quickstep Medley' Intro: Clap Yo' Hands / He Loves And She Loves/ Funny Face - Sid Phillips & His Band

CD5
1] Okay Baby - Jack Payne & His Band
2] Lady Of Spain - Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
3] Did My Heart Beat, Did I Fall In Love? - The Casani Club Orchestra / Charlie Kunz
4] La Cucaracha - Harry Roy & His Orchestra
5] Wagon Wheels - Lew Stone & His Band
6] Hands Across The Table - Eddie Wood & His Band
7] The Moon Was Yellow (And The Night Was Young) - Geraldo & His Sweet Music
8] Lovely To Look At - Syd Lipton & The New Grosvenor House Band
9] Red Sails In The Sunset - The Casani Club Orchestra / Charlie Kunz
10] Rhythm Of The Rumba - Billy Merrin & His Commanders
11] Stars Over Devon - Henry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra
12] East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) - Lew Stone & His Band
13] By The Lazy Lagoon - Len Fillis & His Hawaiian Orchestra
14] Serenade In The Night - Ambrose & His Orchestra
15] Harlem - Syd Lipton & His Orchestra
16] Slumming On Park Avenue - Harry Roy & His Orchestra
17] You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - Hugo Rignold & His Orchestra
18] South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) - Jack Harris & His Orchestra
19] By The Sleepy Lagoon - The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
20] The Ferryboat Serenade - The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
21] Let Me Love You Tonight - Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
22] It's Only A Paper Moon - The Squadronaires
23] Brazil - Roberto Inglez & His Orchestra
24] The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise - Maurice Winnick's Sweet Music
25] I'll See You In My Dreams - Oscar Rabin & His Band


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