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' Mark Twain and Music '
A Programme of Gramophone Records
Devised by Charles Chilton
This programme has been arranged by a young man who has already met with remarkable success. He bfgan as a boy messenger with the BBC, was promoted to the Gramophone Library, and made himself expert with Swing Music. He is now assistant librarian. He began doing programmes that were broadcast in L. A. Perowne 's ' Swing ' series in June. This evening he is presenting a programme of his own devising-a programme of American music together with readings from Mark Twain 's ' Roughing It'.
Charles Chilton has remarkable versatility. He plays both the guitar and the clarinet in the BBC Amateur Dance Orchestra, and broadcast with them in ' In Town Tonight'. On January 17, Chilton is doing a programme that will deal with the Negro folk songs known as the ' Blues


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: L. A. Perowne
Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Charles Chilton

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