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50s Night

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 28 June 2013

Desmond shares good tunes, some unexpected ones and a few you may never have heard before from the worlds of classical music, pop standards, jazz , shows and films. All served with a sprinkling of interpretations from modern artistes who dig into the music of yesterday to make the 'music go 'round' today. This week he sorts through his personal record collection for songs and music related to the theme of '50's night'. Another visit to the music of the fifties.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for Tommy Steele

    Tommy Steele HANDFUL OF SONGS

    MUSIC OF THE YEAR 1957, SPECTRUM 544 148

  • Image for Les Paul & Mary Ford

    Les Paul & Mary Ford WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE

    BING CROSBY YEARS, READERS DIGEST RDCD 126

  • Image for Mantovani

    Mantovani CHARMAINE

    MAGIC OF MANTOVANI, READERS DIGEST B92002 BB3

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly THAT'LL BE THE DAY

    NUMBER ONES OF THE 50S, SPECTRUM 544 098

  • Image for Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

    Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra EXPERIMENTS WITH MICE

    1956 BRITISH HIT PARADE VOL 4 PART 1, ACROBAT ACQCD 7002

  • Image for Jimmy Shand

    Jimmy Shand BLUEBELL POLKA

    1955 BRITISH HIT PARADE VOL 4 PART 2, ACROBAT ACTRCD 9009

  • Image for Dolores Gray

    Dolores Gray SHRIMP BOATS

    SPOTLIGHT ON DOLORES GREY, SEPIA SEPIA 1012

  • Image for The Crew-Cuts

    The Crew-Cuts SH-BOOM - LIFE COULD BE A DREAM

    HITS OF 54, ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5554

  • Image for The Weavers

    The Weavers TZENA TZENA TZENA

    GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO, READERS DIGEST RDCD 536

  • Image for Johnny Ray

    Johnny Ray I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

    25 YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL, CONNOISEUR XRRT CD 60

  • Image for Ruby Murray

    Ruby Murray SOFTLY SOFTLY

    SWEETHEARTS AND HEARTTHROBS, MUSIC AND MEMORIES MMD 1151

  • Image for The Stargazers

    The Stargazers CLOSE THE DOOR

    MUSIC OF THE YEAR 1955, SPECTRUM 544 141

  • Image for Dickie Valentine

    Dickie Valentine FINGER OF SUSPICION

    SWEETHEARTS AND HEARTTHROBS, MUSIC AND MEMORIES MMD 1151

  • Image for Anton Karas

    Anton Karas HARRY LIME THEME

    THIRD MAN, DECCA 421 264

  • Image for Ella Mae Morse

    Ella Mae Morse BLACKSMITH BLUES

    HITS OF 52, ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5452

  • Image for Lou Busch

    Lou Busch ZAMBESI

    1956 BRITISH HIT PARADE VOL 4 PART 1, ACROBAT ACQCD 7002

  • Image for Annie Ross

    Annie Ross HANDFUL OF SONGS

    HANDFUL OF SONGS, ACROBAT ACMCD 4269

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