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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Evelyn Dall

: To Meet the Mood

A morning miscellany of gramophone records

: Music While You Work

An orchestral concert conducted by Maurice Johnstone


Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone

: and programme summary

followed by SONG AND DANCE
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records

: From My Post-Bag

A programme of listeners' requests arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Presented By: Sandy MacPherson

: Piping and Fiddling

Pipe-Major George Cruickshank
George Davie (violin)


Piper: Pipe-Major George Cruickshank
Violinist: George Davie

: Barry Ostlere and Shepherd's Prize Silver Band

with Philip Malcolm (baritone)


Baritone: Philip Malcolm

: Felton Rapley

at the theatre organ
Harry Wood's hits
Summer song-hits


Organist: Felton Rapley

: The Name on the Label

Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson
The West Indian -band-leader will be interviewed by Leslie Perowne


Interviewer: Leslie Perowne

: Music While You Work

played by Henry Hall and his Orchestra


Played By: Henry Hall

: Irish Rhythms

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


Conducted By: David Curry
Songs By: George Beggs

: Intermission

Novelty numbers and solo pieces played "by the BBC Variety Orchestra," leader Frank Cantell, conductor Charles Shadwell with George Melachrino


Leader: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: George Melachrino

: Harry Gordon

from a seaside concert party in Scotland

: Dudley Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, Harry Pell
Selection: America Community medley


Conductor: Harry Pell

: Flute Band

Argyle Temperance Flute Band
Conducted by John Murdie
Songs by William Martin


Conducted By: John Murdie
Songs By: William Martin

: The Radio Rhythm Club

Presents 'Collectors' Corner'
Some rare records presented by Charles Chilton

One of the leading collectors of rare jazz records is Bill Elliott, President of the Number One Rhythm Club, and also founder of the rhythm-club movement in general. He is always up-to-date in acquiring the very latest jazz connoisseur discs from America. Some of these have just arrived from the States, and those to be played this evening are representative of the very latest output from the home of hot music.
Among the artists whom you will hear are Joe Sullivan at the piano; Teddy Bunn, the well-known guitarist; and Sydney Bechet, who is reputed to be the finest soprano saxophone-player in the world.


Presenter: Charles Chilton

: With a Smile and a Song

Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ, with Jack Dowle and Clive Richardson at two pianos, and Dorothy Carless


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Jack Dowle
Unknown: Clive Richardson

: Moura Lympany

Moura Lympany started to learn the piano at the age of six when she was at school in Belgium. She was twelve when she made her debut at Harrogate and fourteen when she first broadcast in this country. The following year she won the Ada Lewis Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied piano and composition under Coviello and afterwards went to Vienna for a year to study under Weingartner. On returning to this country she continued her studies first with Mathilde Verne and then with Tobias Matthay. She has broadcast many times and is well known both in England and abroad.


Pianist: Moura Lympany

: Ici La France

Un programme Francais, pour les Francais, par des Francais

: Teddy Joyce

and his Band in ' The Joyce Jamboree '
On 877 kc/s 342.1 m.


Unknown: Joyce Jamboree

: Ernest Leggett

and the Continental Players
Ernest Leggett and the Continental Players broadcast their first characteristic programme of Continental music in May 1937, and have since been responsible for the introduction into this country of a great many Continental tunes that have subsequently become popular. Among the more notable of these are Marquina's 'Spanish Gypsy Dance', and the popular tango song, 'Play to me, Gypsy'.
Leggett has been broadcasting since 1927, and has brought four combinations to the microphone, including the Continental Players.

: Dancing Time

Records of famous bands playing popular dance tunes
From 11 p.m. to 12.15 a.m. 342 m. will radiale the Home Service programme. At 11 p.m. News in English is broadcast on 373 m. and 261 m. for Overseas listeners

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