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: Gerald Shaw

at the organ of the Paramount Theatre, Glasgow presents twenty-five talkie tunes


Organ: Gerald Shaw

: Alfred Van Dam and his State Orchestra

from the Gaumont State, Kilburn, London

: Swing That Fiddle

Gramophone records of some famous swing violinists: Joe Venuti, Stephane Grappelley, Stuff Smith, Eddie South

: For the Troops

A NAAFI Variety programme rehearsal at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

: Favourite Orchestral Pieces

on gramophone records
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski
The Boston Promenade Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler

: Songs and Ballads

Sung by William Parsons

Come along and dance - Pennington
The night-rider - Treharne
I travel the road - Thayer
Laughing cavalier - Sanderson
Time to go ) - Sanderson
Singing a song - Crosby Brown
King Charles - M. V. White


Singer: William Parsons

: American Vaudeville

A gramophonic entertainment

: Clydebank Burgh Band


Musicians: Clydebank Burgh Band
Conductor: Charles Telfer

: Swing Music from America

Rakov and his Swing Band from New York.

: Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Played by Brosa and the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Clarence Raybould.
Antonio Brosa was born in Spain and after a distinguished career on the Continent, settled in London during the last war. Since that time he has completely identified himself with British music-making, although as a soloist and as a leader of his own string quartet he has many times toured the United States and the Continent with the greatest success. As a virtuoso his technique is impeccable and his sensitiveness as an artist and his catholic taste make him an equally fine interpreter of both the classics and the works of contemporary composers.


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Musicians: The BBC Orchestra
Conductor: Clarence Raybould

: Rhythm Roundabout

A rousing, rhythmic, romantic presentation by Harry Leader and his Band and vocalists.


Musicians: Harry Leader and his Band
Presented by: John Sharman

: Close Up

Leslie Mitchell interviews your favourite stars of stage, screen, and cabaret.
Phyllis Robins, Alfred Drayton, and Robertson Hare


Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Guest: Phyllis Robins
Guest: Alfred Drayton
Guest: Robertson Hare

: Fredric Bayco

at the theatre organ.
The popular organist from the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, will be well known to many of his listeners this evening, both somewhere in France and somewhere in England. Fredric Bayco obtained his first job as a cinema organist at the Capitol Theatre, Tonbridge, at the age of sixteen. The following year he joined the Gaumont-British Film Corporation, and has been broadcasting regularly since 1935.


Organist: Fredric Bayco

: Irish Rhythms

played by The Irish Rhythms Orchestra
Conducted by David Curry, with songs by George Beggs


Musicians: The Irish Rhythms Orchestra
Conductor: David Curry
Singer: George Beggs

: Dance Band from France

Jo Bouillon and his Band


Musicians: Jo Bouillon and his Band

: Rawicz and Landauer

on gramophone records
(All arrangements by Rawicz and Landauer)

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