A cheerful selection of gramophone records
Records of Will Fyffe, the famous Scots comedian
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records
played by Percival Mackey and his Band
Percival Mackey has been musical director for some of the most successful musical comedies on the West-End stage, among them No! No! Nanette and Gay Divorce. His band of eleven players had its radio debut last June. Although it is a rhythm combination, it has none of the regular features of a dance band, such as sax or brass sections. Other omissions are piano, drums, and accordion.
Percival MacKey and his
reminds us of today's anniversaries
A programme of well-known close harmony singers on gramophone records
Music from Bizet's opera played by BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Journalist, musician, composer, Eric Winstone wrote the first swing composition for the accordion published in this country. He formed his Quintet in March, 1939. A month later they gave their first broadcast. Among compositions they are to play this morning is ' Ode to an Anderson', which Eric Winstone composed in an Anderson shelter and finished just before the All Clear. The Quintet consists of three accordions, bass, and guitar. It is the only accordion ensemble to feature such numbers as 'The Flight of the Bumble-Bee' and ' Rhapsody in Blue '.
A lunch-time concert presented by members of the staff of a large munition factory 'somewhere in England'
Arranged and presented by:
on gramophone records
Foden's Motor Works Band, conducted by F. Mortimer
A play for broadcasting by W. Cooper-Willson
Produced by James Mageean
No. 1-' January ' with Mae Bamber and Gerald Howe
Produced by Richard North
arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ
played by Harry Fryer and his Orchestra
As a lad in Sunderland Harry Fryer started his musical career by playing the piano in a local cinema. Eighteen years ago he joined the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, for whom he worked for twelve and a half years, ending up in the position of musical director at the Tivoli cinema in the Strand. Later he succeeded Louis Levy at the Shepherds Bush Pavilion, where he gave over two hundred broadcasts. After touring various Paramount theatres for three years he took his orchestra to the Chiswick Empire some three years ago.
A commentary during the second half of one of the most important matches of the day, by Raymond Glendenning
A programme of Hawaiian guitar records, compiled by A. P. Sharpe
A record entertainment with a London flavour, presented by Robin Duff
at the theatre organ Forces favourites
Male Voice Chorus
Conducted by Kemlo Stephen
At the piano, Ian Whyte
This programme is noteworthy for the fact that the conductor is Kemlo Stephen and the pianist is the distinguished conductor of the BBC Scottish Orchestra, Ian Whyte. Kemlo Stephen's experience covers practically every branch of music. In his early days he made a name for himself as a violinist and as a tympanist, and played with several of the leading British orchestras, including the Scottish Orchestra.
with Don Johnson , David Wilkins ,
Betty Kent , and the Johnsonairs