Britain’s heartthrob of the 1930s, Al Bowlly, sings ‘Melancholy Baby’.
It’s very unlike us to post anything by a contemporary singer, but this song and video by Janet Klein really deserve showcasing. So far as we’ve been able to ascertain, the song is self-penned and yet brilliantly captures the mood […]
Bit late in posting this (already posted to our Facebook page). There are a heck of a lot of singers and musicians who have recorded ‘Story Weather’ over the years. If pushed to choose one recording, it would have to […]
A singer for whom I’ve long had a soft spot, Ronald Frankau sings ‘Fanny Is Evacuated Now’ (1941).
We today think of ‘globalisation’ as a phenomenon of the latter part of the 20th century. There was, however, a moment in the years between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War […]
You want the ‘Glamorous Thirties’ with bit of French class? This one’s got it all … the Busby Berkeley-style production, Mistinguett in extravagant white swan-like wings descending a staircase on a set that could have come from a Giorgio de […]
We love this song. In fact we love it so much that María is now adding it to her repertoire. After all, “a little of what you fancy does you good”.