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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Frank Crumit, America's foremost light ballad singer

: ON PARADE!

Popular artists and bands fall in for Jour entertainment on gramophone records

: Music While You Work

played by the BBC Military Band
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: CHARLES ERNESCO

and his Quintet with Mervyn Saunders

Contributors

Unknown: Mervyn Saunders

: I SING IT'

Records of vocal jazz

: NELSON ELMS

at the theatre organ

: THE AMERICAN BEAVER CLUB

opens its doors with an entertainment by American stars in England

: MUSIC A LA CARTE

A melodious bill of fare sung and played for you by Helen Hill , Frederic Gregory ,
Leslie Farr , Graham Payn
Billy Tement and the Dance
Orchestra
Continuity written by Aubrey Danvers-Walker and spoken by Guy Verney
Presented by Reginald Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Hill
Unknown: Frederic Gregory
Unknown: Leslie Farr
Unknown: Graham Payn
Unknown: Billy Tement
Written By: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Spoken By: Guy Verney
Presented By: Reginald Smith

: ' HATS OFF TO COATES !'

Eric Coates-the man and his music
A programme of gramophone records presented by Sam Heppner
A brilliant student of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied the viola and composition, Eric Coates soon found himself in the front rank of players, and was for some years principal viola of the Queen's Hall Orchestra. He was a distinguished chamber-music player, too. While still a member of Queen's Hall Orchestra he had a good deal of his own orchestral music produced at the Promenade and other concerts. Since 1919 Coates has devoted himself to composition and conducting. His new march, ' 'Calling All Workers', was first broadcast at the end of August.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Coates-The
Presented By: Sam Heppner
Unknown: Eric Coates

: CARAVAN PLAYERS

Vintage waltzes

: Music While You Work

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: ' BEE-HIVE'

Two teams of drones and workers will compete in tongue-twisting, singing, and lung-testing
Bee-keeper, Paul Ellingham

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Ellingham

: BAND OF H.M. LIFE GUARDS

Conducted by Lieut. A. Lemoine ,
Director of Music, Life" Guards

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut. A. Lemoine

: MORE NEW JAZZ FOR OLD

Rhythm on reeds
Arranged by Phil Green.
Presented by Hugh Shirreff

Contributors

Arranged By: Phil Green.
Presented By: Hugh Shirreff

: 'ACK-ACK, BEER-BEER'

A twice-weekly magazine programme for men of the Anti-Aircraft, Balloon
Barrage, and Searchlight units
Sports features, topical interviews, musical novelties, high spots from the news, and stop press items
Editors, Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas

Contributors

Editors: Bill MacLurg
Editors: Howard Thomas

: NAAFI presents The ENSA Half-Hour

with Charlie Kunz, Virginia Dawn, A Composer in uniform, Henry Oscar
Guest compere, Hugh Wakefield
and Geraldo and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Kunz
Unknown: Virginia Dawn
Unknown: Henry Oscar
Unknown: Hugh Wakefield

: ' HOWDY FOLKS!'

Second edition
All brand new, bigger and better than ever, with Kenway and Young, Reginald Purdell , Hugh Morton , "Helen Clare , Clarence Wright , Revue Chorus, and BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Sketches by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Douglas Young
Unknown: Eric Barker
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: RADIO RHYTHM CLUB

presents
Phil Watts and his Dixieland Seven
Introduced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Watts
Introduced By: Charles Chilton

: SCOTS PART SONGS

by a choir of mixed voices
Conducted by Ian Whyte
Solo piano J. Wight Henderson

Contributors

Conducted By: Ian Whyte
Piano: J. Wight Henderson

: ROMANCE IN RHYTHM

played by Geraldo and his Dance Orchestra
Compere, Raymond Raikes

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Raikes

: THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA

directed by Jack Hardy with W. B. MacMillan (tenor)

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy
Tenor: W. B. MacMillan

: CLARENCE BARBER

at the theatre organ
-Selection of Squire's songs
There can have been little doubt in the minds of Clarence Barber 's friends that he was destined for a musical career when he began playing the piano at the age of five. He took up cinema work in the early days, and also had a year or two on the stage. He came to London some twelve years ago to the New Gallery Cinema, afterwards moving to Finsbury Park, to Rochester, and then to the Gaumont, Chelsea. He has altogether been some fifteen years with the Gaumont-British Corporation.
Barber was, by the way, one of the first men to broadcast on a cinema organ, which he did from the Piccadilly Theatre, Manchester.

Contributors

Unknown: Clarence Barber








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