An occasional Podcast in which Roger Wilmut plays a variety of 78rpm records from his collection: including comedy, music-hall, opera, Edwardian songs and oddities.
The Sound of 78s: episode 36
The Kit-Cat Band: 'Magnolia' (de Sylva, Brown & Henderson)
Columbia 4477 recorded London, 12 August 1927
'Recorded in a Public Hall'
Roy Fox and his Band (At the Café Anglais, London):
'Here Lies Love' (Rainger, Robin)
Recorded London, 22 November 1932
Vocal by Jack Plant
The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra, Directed by Henry Hall:
'Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?' (Gordon & Revel)
Columbia CB699 recorded London, 12 December 1933
Vocal by Les Allen, arrangement by Phil Cardew
Bertini and the Tower Blackpool Dance Band:
'Just Around The Corner' (Bertini, Finch, Muriel)
Eclipse 674 recorded London, 9 April 1934
Vocal by Harry Bentley
The Sound of 78s: episode 35
Joseph Joachim: Hungarian Dance in D Minor - No. 2 (Brahms)
HMV D803 recorded 17 August 1903, Berlin.
Transferred at 81 rpm: the label says 75 rpm but this is a whole tone flat.
Eugene Ysaye: Humoreske (Dvorak)
Columbia 7102 recorded 1915
Fritz Kreisler: Concerto in E Minor Op64 (Mendelssohn) - 3rd movement
With the State Opera Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leo Blech
HMV DB999/1000 recorded 1926 in the Singakademie, Berlin.
The Sound of 78s: episode 34
George Formby (Sr.): 'I Parted My Hair In The Middle' (David & Murphy)
Zonophone 1336 recorded 22 February 1914.
Clapham and Dwyer: 'It Isn't Cricket' (Clapham & Dwyer)
Columbia DB845 recorded 21 May 1932
Sophie Tucker: 'He Hadn't Up To Yesterday' (Wright, Haines, Tucker & Meskill)
Columbia 5064 recorded 28 August 1928
The Sound of 78s: episode 33
Luisa Tetrazzini (soprano) (1871-1940)
Grande Valse, Op.10 (Venzano)
HMV DB530 (2-053087) Victor recording, 1913
Pasquale Amato (baritone) (1879-1942)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Largo al Factotum
HMV DB156 (2-052051) Victor recording, 1911
Miliza Korjus (soprano) (1909-1980)
Le Toreador (Adam): 'Ah! vous dirai-je, maman' (sung in German)
HMV C2688 (1933)
Giovanni Zenatello (tenor) (1876-1949)
Otello (Verdi): 'Si pel ciel marmoreo giuro!'
with Giuseppe Noto (baritone)
BIRS HMB15, live recording, Covent Garden, 17 June 1926
The Sound of 78s: episode 32
Percival Mackey: 'Greenwich Witch' (Confrey)
Columbia 3230 recorded 1923
Jelly Roll Morton: 'Finger Buster (Morton)
Good Time JAzz GB2256 recorded Washington D.C., December 1938
Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons:
'Boogie Woogie Prayer' (side 2) (Lewis, Johnson, Ammons)
Parlophone R2649 recorded New York, 30 December 1938
The Oscar Peterson Trio: 'Sweet Georgia Brown' (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)
HMV JO330 recorded 1952
The Sound of 78s: episode 31
Sir Harry Lauder: 'That's The Reason Noo I Wear A Kilt' (Lauder)
Zonophone G.O.83 recorded 17 May 1928
Billie Richardson (West Country Humourist): 'Soft As Oi Looks' (Green & Lyster)
Regal MR153 recorded 1930
Harry Weldon: 'The Policeman' (Tindall & Weldon)
HMV C981 recorded 8 July 1920
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...to hear things one might never otherwise get to enjoy. It appears to be a labor of love. Some of the audio is poor due to the age of the recordings but that is to be expected. Because this is an enhanced podcast one can skip anything one simply cannot understand. I downloaded it on a whim and now cannot wait for the next one to appear!