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I've Got To Have Music


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Presented by Austen Croom-Johnson
Orchestration by Eric Siday
Val Rosing
Dorothy Leigh
Dorothy Carless
Brian Lawrence
Wilfrid Thomas
Ronald Hill
The Orchestra: Eric Siday; Reginald Leopold; Albert Harris; Max Goldberg; Norman Payne; Lou Davis; Lauree Payne; Ronnie Gueertini; Dick Ball; Austen Croom-Johnson

This is the first broadcast of a new musical series arranged by Austen Croom-Johnson, with the co-operation of Eric Siday, who in the former's opinion, is quite the most brilliant orchestrator of work of this type in the country. This is his first big chance.
The object of the series is to present dance music with a 'listenable' appeal as opposed to music to which one dances. Few, after all, dance in their homes, but millions listen.
The 'medley of melodies' will be divided into the following five groups : I - Songs from the States, being chiefly American numbers. 2 - A Medley of Tunes from High Society Blues, the talkie in which Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starred. 3 - Honeymoon in Paris, the music of which Croom-Johnson wrote for the radio show of that name last summer. 4 - Old Time Favourites, consisting of 'Sir Roger de Coverley', the waltz from The Merry Widow, 'Ta-ra-ra-boom-deay', and so forth. 5 - Up to the Minute, comprising three or four of the most recent dance tunes.

Amongst the six vocalists is Dorothy Leigh, who is to sing with Wilfrid Thomas in Old-Time Favourites. She came over from Australia a few years ago and scored a sensational success in pantomime in all the big towns. She broadcast the other week in Carriages at Midnight.


Presented By: Austen Croom-Johnson
Unknown: Eric Siday
Unknown: Val Rosing
Unknown: Dorothy Leigh
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Erian Lawrence
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Ronald Hill
Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Unknown: Albert Harris
Unknown: Max Goldberg
Unknown: Norman Payne
Unknown: Lou Davis
Unknown: Lauree Payne
Unknown: Ronnie Gueertini
Unknown: Dick Ball

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