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: The Commodore Grand Orchestra

Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre, Hammersmith, London


Directed By: Harry Davidson

: Songs of the Sea

recorded by The Royal Naval Singers
(Portsmouth) conducted by C. T. Lee , B.Sc., R.N.
Sea songs
Jolly Roger ; Sailors' chorus
Songs of the sea
Whisky Johnny; Sally Brown ; Let the Bulgine run ; Blow my bully boys ; Billy Boy ; Johnny come down to Hilo ; Blow the man down ; Rio Grande


Conducted By: C. T. Lee
Unknown: Jolly Roger
Unknown: Sally Brown
Unknown: Billy Boy

: Review of Revues

with Vera Lennox , Dudley Rolph , and the Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced and compered by Reginald Smith


Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Unknown: Reginald Smith

: Old Glasgow Favourites

Music-hall hits of thirty, forty, fifty years ago

: The Manchester City Police Band

Conductor, Stanley G. Owen


Conductor: Stanley G. Owen


at the organ of the Regal Cinema,


A programme of gramophone records presented by Alan Howland


Presented By: Alan Howland

: Northern Music-Hall Matinee

Variety from the Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead


A description of the Hong Kong typhoon of September, 1937 by William E. Bell


Benny Goodman
The Boswell Sisters and Bing Crosby will play and sing for your delight on some of their best-known gramophone records


Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Bing Crosby


Favourite pieces from the repertoire of the BBC Orchestra
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult


Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


A musical presentation by Tommy Kinsman and his Band of world-famous tunes that we have come to associate with world-famous stars
Presented by Douglas Moodie


Presentation By: Tommy Kinsman
Presented By: Douglas Moodie


1-' The Scottish Borders '
A recorded survey of the Borders just now, made by Alan Melville.


Arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ with Noel Gay assisted by Esther Coleman and Brian Lawrance
In the third programme of this series Sandy Macpherson presents Noel Gay , the composer of such well-known songs as ' The Lambeth Walk ',Run, rabbit, run', and ' The King's Horses '.


Presented By: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Noel Gay
Assisted By: Esther Coleman
Assisted By: Brian Lawrance
Unknown: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Noel Gay


The Stop Press for sporting news, illustrated by personalities of the moment


with Dorothy Carless and Eugene Pini


Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Eugene Pini

: George Black invites you to listen to ' HAW-HAW I'

his latest medley of music, laughter, and personalities from the Holborn Empire
The cast includes
Max Miller
Bebe Daniels
Ben Lyon
Syd Seymour and his Mad Hattert
The Three Musketeers and Franklyn Bennett
The Empire Orchestra under the direction of Sydney Kaplan
George Black , who has thirty-six theatres under his control, has been in the business since he was twelve years old, when he started life looking after a flea circus for his father. He served throughout the Great War as a private in the Northumberland Fusiliers and rose to the rank of Lance-Corporal !
After the war he decided to revive
Variety, which the critics said was dead. His Crazy Gang shows were an accident. Crazy Weeks developed into Crazy Months. The Little Dog Laughed has just passed its 250th performance at the London Palladium, and his Black Velvet is one of the best revues in town. He gives tonight's broadcast as his contribution to the Forces in memory of his days in the ranks in the Great War.


Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Syd Seymour
Unknown: Franklyn Bennett
Unknown: Sydney Kaplan
Unknown: George Black

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