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Music in the Great War

For Radio 3's Music in the Great War season, Alyn Shipton presents listeners' requests with World War I connections, including Sidney Bechet, Bob Crosby and Humphrey Lyttelton.

As part of the Wold War One season on the BBC, Alyn Shipton's selection of listeners' requests focuses on music with Great War connections. From 1919 there are tracks by Lieut. James Reese Europe and his Hellfighters Band, and there are evocative pieces by Sidney Bechet, Bob Crosby and Humphrey Lyttelton. The programme also includes more recent reflections on the human cost of World War One in recordings by Mike Westbrook and Stan Tracey.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 Jun 2014 19:30

Music Played

  • Lt Bob Crosby and His V-Disc Bob Cats

    Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag

    Performer: Yank Lawson. Performer: Ward Silloway. Performer: Hank D'Amico. Performer: Boomie Richman. Performer: Dave Bowman. Performer: Herb Ellis. Performer: Bob Haggart. Performer: George Wettling. Performer: Martha Tilton.
    • Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag.
    • 1.
  • James Reese Europe

    Memphis Blues

    Performer: ames Reese Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band.
    • 369th US Infantry Hellfighters Band Complete Recordings.
    • Memphis Archives.
    • 9.
  • Sidney Bechet with Andre Reweliotty’s Orchestra

    Rose de Picardie

    Performer: Marcel Bornstein. Performer: Guy Lognin. Performer: Jean-Louis Durand. Performer: André Reweliotty. Performer: Yannick Singery. Performer: Zozo D’Halluin. Performer: Michel Pacout.
    • Sidney Bechet Jazz Selection.
    • Vogue.
    • 4.
  • James Reese Europe

    On Patrol In No Man's Land

    Performer: James Reese Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band.
    • 369th US Infantry Hellfighters Band Complete Recordings.
    • Memphis Archives.
    • 3.
  • Humphrey Lyttelton

    Maryland, My Maryland

    Performer: Bruce Turner. Performer: Wally Fawkes. Performer: Johnny Parker. Performer: John Picard. Performer: Freddy Legon. Performer: Mickey Ashman. Performer: George Hopkinson.
    • Best of British Jazz from the BBC Jazz Club.
    • Upbeat.
    • 1.
  • George Shearing

    Lili Marlene

    Performer: Neil Swainson. Performer: Donny Osborne.
    • MEL TORME AND GEORGE SHEARING: COMPLETE CONCORD RECORDINGS.
    • CONCORD JAZZ.
    • 1.
  • James Reese Europe

    St Louis Blues

    Performer: James Reese Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band.
    • 369th US Infantry Hellfighters Band Complete Recordings.
    • Memphis Archives.
    • 9.
  • Mike Westbrook

    Tarnished

    Performer: Kenny Wheeler. Performer: Malcolm Griffiths. Performer: Mike Gibbs. Performer: Tom Bennelink. Performer: Martin Fry. Performer: Mike Osborne. Performer: John Surman. Performer: Bernie Living. Performer: Alan Skidmore. Performer: Harry Miller. Performer: Chris Laurence. Performer: Alan Jackson. Performer: John Marshall. Performer: Dave Holdsworth.
    • Marching Song.
    • Deram.
    • 10.
  • Chris Barber and Edmond Hall

    Clarinet Marmalade

    Performer: Pat Halcox. Performer: Ian Wheeler. Performer: Eddie Smith. Performer: Dick Smith. Performer: Graham Burbidge.
    • Chris Barber and the Clarinet Kings.
    • Lake.
    • 12.
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    Soudan

    Performer: Nick LaRocca. Performer: Emil Christian. Performer: Larry Shields. Performer: Billy Jones. Performer: Tony Sbarbaro.
    • The London Recordings.
    • World Records.
    • 8.
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now

    Performer: Nick LaRocca. Performer: Emil Christian. Performer: Larry Shields. Performer: Billy Jones. Performer: Tony Sbarbaro.
    • The London Recordings.
    • World Records.
    • 2.
  • Punch Miller's Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Tiger Rag

    Performer: George Lewis. Performer: Louis Nelson. Performer: Emanuel Sayles. Performer: Papa John Joseph. Performer: Abbey Chinee Foster.
    • Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions.
    • Mosaic.
    • 6.
  • Stan Tracey

    Ballad For Loos

    Performer: Mark Armstrong. Performer: Simon Allen. Performer: Andrew Cleyndert. Performer: Clark Tracey.
    • The Flying Pig.
    • ReSteamed Jazz.
    • 5.

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