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Personalities of the gramophone and their records
Kitty Masters, the well-known stage and radio singer
Interviewed by Charles Maxwell
Kitty Masters started her professional career at the age of ten as ' Wee Kitty Masters, the Wee Mite with the Big Voice ', but she leaped into general fame when she succeeded Phyllis Robins as vocalist with Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra. After two years she and Les Allen left Henry to team together on the halls.
The days of her great radio fame coincided with those of the song ' Little man, you've had a busy day '. She made that number very much her own-a well-known critic described her way of singing it by saying that ' her voice caresses the microphone '—and has since adopted it as her signature tune.


Interviewed By: Charles Maxwell
Interviewed By: Kitty Masters
Unknown: Phyllis Robins
Unknown: Henry Hall

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