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Requests, Birthdays and Dorothy Carless

Clare devotes the hour to your swinging requests for Bob Crosby, Tommy Watt and Oliver Nelson, celebrates the birthdays of Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington and Henry Hall, and pays tribute to singer Dorothy Carless who died last year.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Tommy Watt

    An Apple For The Teacher

    • Watts Cooking.
    • Parlophone.
    • PMC 1107.
  • Squadronaires

    South Rampart Street Parade

    • Big Band Spectacular.
    • Bandleader Records.
    • BND 1037.
  • Bob Crosby's Bobcats

    Muskrat Ramble

    • Bob Crosby’s Greatest Hits.
    • Dot Records.
    • DLP 3278.
  • Bing Crosby with Woody Herman

    I Ain't Got Nobody

    • Bing Crosby And Some Jazz Friends.
    • MCA.
    • GRP 16032.
  • Woody Herman

    Four Brothers

    • Four Brothers.
    • Dreyfus Jazz.
    • FDM 367222.
  • The Four Freshmen

    Oh Lonely Winter

    • Four Freshmen And Five Saxes And Five Guitars.
    • EMI.
    • 7243 49500228.
  • Henry Hall

    Radio Times

    • The Music Goes ‘Round And Around.
    • Vocalion.
    • CDEA 6008.
  • Geraldo with Dorothy Carless

    Elmer's Tune

    • Geraldo And His Orchestra.
    • Empress.
    • RAJCD 811.
  • Dorothy Carless

    This Is No Laughing Matter

    • That Lovely Weekend.
    • Empress.
    • RAJCD 849.
  • Ted Heath


    • The Golden Age Of Ted Heath Vol 3.
    • Horatio Nelson.
    • CD SIV 6135.
  • The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

    Song Of The Volga Boatmen

    • In Hi-Fi Sauter-Finegan Memories Of Goodman And Miller.
    • RCA.
    • RD 27093.
  • Billy May

    Rose Marie

    • Billy May’s Naughty Operetta.
    • Capitol.
    • LC 6659.
  • Duke Ellington

    C Jam Blues

    • Storyville Masters Of Jazz Duke Ellington.
    • Storyville Records.
    • 101 8501.
  • Duke Ellington

    Sidewalks Of New York

    • Blue Serge: The Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington.
    • Trumpets Of Jericho.
    • 20/4154-302.
  • The BBC Big Band


    • The Age Of Swing Vol 2.
    • Emporio.
    • EMPRCD 535.
  • Oliver Nelson

    Empty Ballroom Blues

    • Oliver Nelson.
    • RCA Bluebird.
    • ND 86993.

Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra in 1936

Dorothy Carless with Glenn Miller in 1944

Billy May's Naughty Operetta album

Billy May's Naughty Operetta album

The picture shows Billy May's Naughty Operetta 10 inch Album from 1954.

Space Age Pop Music Billy May Biography

Duke Ellington at the BBC in 1969


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Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Garrick Theatre



Wednesday 1 May

Five Star Swing

Beck Theatre



Wednesday 1 May

Girls Only Jazz Orchestra

Swing Unlimited Jazz Club



Wednesday 1 May

Dan Spanner Big Band

Round Midnight Jazz and Blues Bar

Angel, Islington



Friday 3 May

Matt Ford Swing Legends

Guildhall Arts Centre



Friday 3 May

Charleston Chasers

Key Theatre



Friday 3 May

Starlight Swing Orchestra

St. Peter’s Club



Friday 3 May

Swinging at the Cotton Club Revue

Assembly Rooms



Friday 3 May

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Welsh Centre



Friday 3 May

Bert Kaempfert Gala Concert

Lyceum Theatre



Saturday 4 May

Swinging at the Cotton Club Revue

The Playhouse



Saturday 4 May

Bert Kaempfert Gala Concert

The Pavilion



Saturday 4 May

Mike Smith Orchestra with Matt Ford

Waterside Theatre



Saturday 4 May

Charleston Chasers

Granville Theatre



Saturday 4 May

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Princess Theatre



Sunday 5 May

Girls Only Jazz Orchestra (Matinee)

Arts Centre



Sunday 5 May

Swinging at the Cotton Club Revue

Kenneth More Theatre



Sunday 5 May

Swing Unlimited Big Band

The Regent Centre



Sunday 5 May

Paul Sykes Big Band

Mychett Centre

Near Camberley