Many orchestras recorded Limehouse Blues but none, in our opinion, ever matched that of Bert Ambrose.
We love this song. So much, in fact, that María has now added it to her repertoire for our ‘holidays and leisure’ theme. Jack Charman sings All The Girls Are Lovely By The Seaside, a very popular song of the […]
I guess the place we have to start this week is with a 1932 cartoon. I’ve been an ardent fan of Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons since I discovered them as a schoolboy in the 1960s (there’d been a Popeye […]
One of our most enjoyable concerts to date, yesterday at The Red House Museum in Christchurch. An engaged and really appreciative audience, and great support and genuine enthusiasm from the museum staff. Even an opportunity to contribute to the making […]
First recorded in October 1932 by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra with Phyllis Robins on vocals (though first performed in the theatre in August 1932 revue Words and Music by Joyce Barbour, Steffi Duna, Norah Howard and Doris Hare), Mad […]
Recording as ‘North & South’, the great Tommy Handley & Ronald Frankau sing Riding On A Camel and, on the flip side, Moscow (1929). Tommy Handley and Ronald Frankau were an odd pairing for a double act, Handley was a […]
Radio Days is delighted to announce that <em>The Edwardian Kitchen</em> is now available in MP3 format. The massive 109MB download contains all 21 tracks of the CD. » http://radiodaysmusic.com/main/store/products/
Britain’s heartthrob of the 1930s, Al Bowlly, sings ‘Melancholy Baby’.
The Edwardian Kitchen CD now available for purchase online at: http://radiodaysmusic.com/main/store/products/the-edwardian-kitchen/ A great Christmas gift!
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 […]
We now have the proof CD … and spent this afternoon preparing, photographing, and (of course) eating dishes from the Edwardian recipe book. Now we get down to writing the book.
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”.
“When I was about six years old… my father bought a Radiogram”
Radio Days Music had the pleasure and privilege of participating in the excellent commemorative event, ‘The Last Day of Peace’ at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon on Sunday 3 August, under the auspices of Cambridgeshire County Council. As part of a full […]
Surprised and delighted to see this framed sheet music cover page at Kingston Workingmen’s Club.
This is exactly the kind of collector we should love to meet! And how good it would be to have permission to make digital copies of his collection. From the article: CHRIS Poole has the sort of voice – light, […]
María today passed on to me the URL to Music Memory (http://www.musicmemory.org), a US-based project to preserve historical and traditional American and international musical sound recordings for posterity: Music Memory’s mission is to preserve audio recordings for present and future generations. […]
I discovered the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music and the King’s Sound Archive at King’s College, London, probably a couple of years back and long before I conceptualised the Music Will Win The War project. […]
Off to sunny Spain for a well-deserved 10 day break from work. I’ve meanwhile rebuilt the Radio Days front end (http://radiodays.eu); and will be moving ‘Music Will Win The War’ there when I get back.
One week on, and still busy getting some content into the site … there are too few hours in the day. Ideally we should have letters of support to show the HLF, so yesterday evening I wrote, via his agent, to […]
A couple of days ago, completely by chance, I discovered Mozilla’s Open Badges programme. It reminds me a little of the eFolio system I envisaged back in 2000; and is, it seems to me, just the right incentivisation for student […]
Just remembered today, while uploading screenshots of the WWI portable gramophones we used for our song recital and exhibition in December, this great video illustrating”Portable Gramophones of The Great War : Decca, Apollo, Packtrola”.
Day 3 already … so much to do and life is so short! I’ve added the (functional) footnotes to the first two pages of the online proposal documents, added some media files, announced the project in Twitter … … and […]
If you’re browsing the site on the day (yep, 26th March 2014) I publish this first post, I’ve a confession to make: it’s not ready yet! Still loads of editing to do, in particular of the footnotes/endnotes. So please bear […]