Song of the Week: Henry Burr & Albert Campbell, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1913)

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I adore the popular songs of the beginning of the 20th century, whether English, French, or American. (There’s probably a great deal more from the rest of the world, with regard to which I must alas plead shameful ignorance.) Some of the songs from America’s ‘Gilded Age’ are especially engaging and memorable, in particular the […]

Les Pages de Gloire: commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme

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An unusual post for us here at Radio Days, maybe. Some weeks ago we acquired a copy, dated 1st August 2016, of Les Pages de Gloire, featuring on its cover one of our favourite music hall singers Charles Coborn performing la Marseillaise in Trafalgar Square. Although I’ve French publications from that period, most notably a […]