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Various - The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands 1931-1934 album mp3

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Those Dance Band Years 1931-1934
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra Holiday Hits (Introducing):
A1a Miss Elizabeth Brown
Directed By – Ray NobleWritten-By – Gilbert*, Gay*
A1b Sil'vry Rio Grande: River Stay Away From My Door
Directed By – Ray NobleVocals – Al BowllyWritten-By – Woods*, Dixon*
A1c Oh Rosalita
Directed By – Ray NobleWritten-By – Llossas*
A2 Jack Payne And His BBC Dance Orchestra* Down Sunnyside Lane
Brass, Double Bass [String Bass] – Bert GrovesClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Oboe – Frank Johnson Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Dave Roberts Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Bob Easson, William Taylor Drums – Bob Manning Leader – Jack PaynePiano – Bob Busby*Trombone – Ben Oakley, Jesse Fuller Trumpet – Jack Jackson, Tommy Anderson Viola – Bert PowellViolin – Bob Easson, Eric SidayVocals, Guitar – Billy Scott-CoomberWritten-By – Cambell*, Connelly*
A3 Sidney Kyte And His Piccadilly Hotel Band* Me
Alto Saxophone – Ivor Robinson, Lionel ClapperBass Saxophone – Norman PhillipsDrums – Eric HanleyLeader, Violin – Sidney Kyte*Piano – Billy Thorburn, Jack JoyTenor Saxophone – Sid LentonTrumpet – Alfie Noakes Violin – Norman Cole, Norman PhillipsVocals – The Three GinxVocals [The 3 Ginx] – Eric Flanley, Ivor Robinson, Jack JoyWritten-By – Berlin*
A4 John Firman And His Band That's My Desire
Leader – John FirmanOrgan [Pipe Organ] – Charles SaxbyVocals – Maurice ElwinWritten-By – Loveday*, Kresa*
A5 The Blue Lyres All Of Me
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Peter RushClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Arthur LallyDirected By – Arthur LallyDouble Bass [String Bass] – Dave AxfordDrums – Maurice ZaferGuitar – Bert HadleyPiano – Eric Walker Tenor Saxophone – Eric LindenTrombone – Tony Thorpe Trumpet – Arthur NibloVocals – Sam BrowneWritten-By – Marks*, Simons*
A6 The Blue Lyres You Rascal, You
Directed By – Arthur LallyVocals – Joe CrossmanWritten-By – Theard*
A7 Ambrose And His Orchestra* The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
Alto Saxophone – Harry HinesClarinet, Alto Saxophone – Billy AmstellClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Joe CrossmanClarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Joe JeanetteDouble Bass [String Bass] – Don StuteleyDrums – Max Bacon Guitar – Joe Brannelley*Leader – Bert AmbrosePiano – Bert ReadTrombone – Ted HeathTrumpet – Harry Owen, Max GoldbergViolin – Ernie Lewis, Peter Rush, Teddy SinclairVocals – Elsie CarlisleWritten-By – Woods*, Dixon*
A8 Philip Brown's Grosvenor Band Mean Music
Leader – Philip Brown Written-By – Weldon*, Magidson*
B1 Sydney Lipton And His Grosvenor House Band Sadie The Shaker
Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Goss, Victor RoulcottArranged By – Bert ReadClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy ShanklandDrums – Jock JacobsonGuitar – Harry ThorneLeader, Violin – Sydney LiptonPiano – Bert ReadTrombone – Bud HammondTrumpet – Andy Hodgkiss, Bill GaskinWritten By – Miller
B2 Debroy Somers Band You're An Old Smoothie
Arranged By – Arthur SandfordBanjo, Guitar – Arthur Baker Brass [Brass Bass] – Joe Lawlor Cello – Vernon MayallClarinet, Alto Saxophone – Billy Davies, Brian WicksDrums, Vibraphone – Tommy BladesLeader – Debroy SomersOboe, Cor Anglais – Bob SomersPiano – Arthur SandfordTenor Saxophone – Dan Donovan , Tommy NevinsonTrombone – Percy HarperTrumpet – Jimmy Wornell, Vernon MayallViolin – Benny LobanVocals – Dan Donovan Written-By – DeSylva*, Brown*, Whiting*
B3 Jack Jackson And His Orchestra I Like To Go Back In The Evening
Alto Saxophone, Violin – Chappie d'AmatoClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Flute – E. O. PogsonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe – Allen WarnerDouble Bass [String Bass] – Tiny StockDrums – Percy HamptonLeader, Vocals – Jack JacksonPiano – Harry RobensTrombone – Tony Thorpe Trumpet – Harry Macfarlane, Jack JacksonVocals – Fred LathamWritten-By – Williams*, O'Reilly Clint*, Pascoe*
B4 Ray Noble And His Orchestra The Japanese Sandman
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – E. O. PogsonClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Freddy GardnerDouble Bass [String Bass] – Tiny WintersDrums – Bill HartyGuitar – Al BowllyLeader – Ray NoblePiano – Harry JacobsonTrombone – Tony Thorpe Trumpet – Bill Shakespeare, Nat GonellaViola, Tenor Saxophone – Harry BerlyWritten-By – Whiting*
B5 The BBC Dance Orchestra April In Paris
Arranged By – Ben FrankelClarinet, Alto Saxophone – Burton Gillis, Freddy WilliamsClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Jack HalsallDirected By – Henry HallDouble Bass [String Bass] – Theo FarrarDrums – Len BermonGuitar – George DickensonPiano – Eddie Carroll Trombone – Bill Mulraney, Eric TannTrumpet – Arthur Williams , Frank Wilson Violin – Cyril Hellier, Joseph HitchenorVocals – Les AllenWritten-By – Harburg*, Duke*
B6 Billy Merrin And His Commanders We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Jan Costelli, Ken BradleyDouble Bass [String Bass] – Nigel "Cod" HillDrums – George RawlinsonGuitar – Eddie PullenLeader – Billy MerrinPiano – Ray WallisTenor Saxophone – Les CripwellTrombone – Allen MasseyTrumpet – Stan Howard, Teddy DesmondVocals – Sam BrowneWritten-By – Freed*, Brown*
B7 Billy Cotton And His Band Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Mick BurberryClarinet, Alto Saxophone – Edgar Bracewell, Frank KenyonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Frank BarnesDouble Bass [String Bass] – Joe White Drums – Arthur Baker Drums, Vocals – Alan BreezeGuitar – Les CaseyLeader – Billy CottonPiano – Clem BernardTrombone – Ellis Jackson, Tommy WardTrumpet – Bruts Gonella, Eddie Fearn, Teddy FosterViolin – Laurie Johnson , Phil PhillipsWritten-By – Spina*, Young*, Burke*
B8 Carroll Gibbons And The Savoy Hotel Orpheans* Better Think Twice
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – George MelachrinoClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Laurie PayneClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – George Smith Double Bass [String Bass] – Jack EvettsDrums – Rudy StaritaGuitar – Harry ShermanLeader, Piano – Carroll GibbonsPiano [2Nd Piano] – Sid BrightTrombone – Sam Acres Trumpet – Bill Shakespeare, Billy HiggsTrumpet, Trombone – Arthur Fenoulhet, Paul FenoulhetViolin – Ben FrankelVocals – Harry BentleyWritten-By – Coots*, Seymour*


  • Compilation Producer – Chris Ellis
  • Coordinator [Series Co-Ordination] – Michael Kennedy
  • Design [Sleeve Designs] – Frank Watkins
  • Liner Notes – Brian Rust
  • Remastered By, Technician [Transfer] – John Wadley
  • Research [Sourcing Of 78S] – Chris Ellis, Derek Hunt, Ron Jewson, Tony Clarke
  • Research [Vocal Research Assistance] – Tom Soall
  • Research [Vocal Research] – Tony Clarke


Third of eight LPs, individually sleeved and numbered, with laminated covers and credits/notes on reverse. Each vinyl is contained in a poly-lined white paper inner.

All LPs contained in a hinged heavyweight card presentation box. This has a linen-effect finish and is printed burgundy, cream & gold. The 7 'SM' catalogued LPs & tracks are listed in gold & black on inner lid. The 8th 'SMF' LP "Those Dance Band Hits" is described as a 'Sampler' of the 16 bands that appear on the first 6 LPs.

The works have been compiled from EMI archives and 78rpm material on loan from collectors, with each track remastered by World Records (of Richmond, Surrey, UK).

The set also contains a 12"x12" cream & burgundy 6-page comprehensive guide to the personnel, recording dates and locations connected to the works. A 'World Records-EMI' guarantee slip is also included covering recording quality procedures.

Previous 'World Records' catalogue / ID numbers for tracks;
LP 1:
A1; A-2561-3 (Recorded in London, 5th Nov 1925)
A2; Bb-7323-2 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK 19th Nov 1925 from Savoy Hotel, London)
A3; Yy-7870-3 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK 9th Feb 1926 - Originally issued as "The Arcadians")
A4; Bb-7903-2 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK 16th Feb 1926 from Savoy Hotel, London - originally issued as "Savoy Havana Band")
A5; WA-3328-2 (Recorded in London 1st June 1926 - Hotel Metropole)
A6; 777-2 (Recorded in London Aug 1926)
A7; WA-3688-2 (Recorded in London 12th Aug 1926 - Hotel Metropole)
A8; Bb-9420-3 (Recorded at Small Queen's Hall, London, 11th Nov 1926, from the Kit-Kat Club, London)
B1; Yy-9753-1 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK 10th Dec 1926)
B2; WA-5137-2 (Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London, 30th March 1927)
B3; WA-5145-1 (Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London, 31st March 1927)
B4; Bb-10653-1 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex 28th April 1927 - Savoy Hotel, London)
B5; Bb-10770-2 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex 27th May 1927 - Savoy Hotel, London)
B6; WA-6359-2 (Recorded in Piccadilly Hotel ballroom, London 6th October 1927)
B7; Bb-11712-2 (Recorded at Small Queen's Hall, London 21st Oct 1927, from Savoy Hotel, London. Originally issued as "The Sylvians")
B8; WA-6458-1 (Recorded in London, 31st Oct 1927)
LP 2:
C1; Bb-11975-3 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK 28th Nov 1927)
C2; E-1862-2 (Recorded in London, 17th April 1928)
C3; WA-7274-1 (Recorded in London, 20th April 1928)
C4; Bb-13568-2 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK 21st June 1928)
C5; E-2293-2 (Recorded in London, 1st Jan 1929)
C6; WA-8657-1 (Recorded in London, 7th March 1929)
C7; WA-8951-2 (Recorded in London, 4th May 1929)
C8; WA-9081-2 (Recorded in London, 3rd June 1929)
D1; E-2507-1 (Recorded in London, June 1929)
D2; WA-9389-2 (Recorded in London, 2nd Aug 1929)
D3; WA-9940-2 (Recorded in London, 14th Jan 1930)
D4; Yy-18771-1 (Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 12th May 1930)
D5; Bb-20348-2 (Recorded at Small Queen's Hall, London, 28th Oct 1930)
D6; Bb-20392-2 (Recorded at Small Queen's Hall, London, 18th Nov 1930)
D7; CA-11416-1 (Recorded in London, 30th March 1931)
D8; OB-1245-1 (Recorded at Small Queen's Hall, London, 26th June 1931)
LP 3:
E1; OB-1246-1 (Recorded at Small Queen's Hall, London, 26th June 1931)
E2; CA-11956 (Recorded in London, 10th September 1931)
E3; CAR-902-1 (Recorded in London, 23rd November 1931)
E4; OY-1533-2 (Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 9th December 1931)
E5; OY-2160-1 (Recorded in London, 1st Feb 1932)
E6; OY-3023-3 (Recorded in London, 7th March 1932)
E7; OB-3134-1 (Recorded in London, 13th July 1932)
E8; CA-12921-1 (Recorded in London, 26th July 1932)
F1; OY-3169 (Recorded in London, Aug 1932)
F2; CA-13905 (Recorded in London, 9th September 1933)
F3; OB-5065-2 (Recorded in London, 11th September 1933)
F4; OB-5120-1 (Recorded in London, 4th October 1933)
F5; CA-14238-1 (Recorded in London, 6th Jan 1934)
F6; CAR-2512-1 (Recorded in London, 26th Jan 1934)
F7; CAR-2554-1 (Recorded in London, 10th Feb 1934)
F8; CA-14514-1 (Recorded in London, 25th May 1934)
LP 4:
G1; CA-14554-1 (Recorded in London 15th June 1934)
G2; CA-14655-1 (Recorded in London 6th September 1934)
G3; CAR-2986-2 (Recorded in London 1st November 1934)
G4; CAR-2994-1 (Recorded in London 3rd November 1934)
G5; OEA-706-2 (Recorded in London 11th December 1934)
G6; CA-14830-1 (Recorded in London 18th December 1934)
G7; OEA-951-1 (Recorded in London 20th December 1934)
G8; CE-6772-1 (Recorded in London 2nd January 1935 - Mayfair Hotel)
H1; CE-6773-1 (Recorded in London 2nd January 1935 - Mayfair Hotel)
H2; CAR-3191-1 (Recorded in London 26th January 1935)
H3; OEA-1940-1 (Recorded in London 15th July 1935)
H4; CE-7068-2 (Recorded in London 17th July 1935)
H5; OEA-1954-1 (Recorded in London 14th Aug 1935 - Dorchester Hotel)
H6; CA-15386-1 (Recorded in London 28th October 1935)
H7; CE-7387-1 (Recorded in London 9th January 1936)
H8; CA-15543-1 (Recorded in London 15th January 1936)
LP 5:
I1; CE-7439-1 (Recorded in London 5th Feb 1936)
I2; CA-15634-1 (Recorded 19th Feb 1936 - Palais De Danse, Hammersmith, London)
I3; CE-7505-1 (Recorded 10th March 1936 - San Marco & Florida Club, London)
I4; OEA-3816-1 (Recorded in London 26th June 1936)
I5; CAR-4148-1 (Recorded in London 27th August 1936)
I6; CAR-4349-1 (Recorded 5th December 1936 - Holborn Restaurant, London)
I7; Ca-16282-1 (Recorded in London 9th March 1937)
I8; CE-8298-3 (Recorded in London 21st April 1937)
J1; OEA-4789-1 (Recorded in London 10th May 1937)
J2; OEA-5027-1 (Recorded in 14th June 1937 - Mayfair Hotel, London
J3; OEA-5277-1 (Recorded in London 28th June 1937 from Gleneagles Hotel
J4; CA-16711-1 (Recorded in London 16th November 1937)
J5; CA-16730-1 (Recorded in London 3rd December 1937)
J6; CAR-4813-1 (Recorded in London 18th December 1937)
J7; OEA-6232-1 (Recorded in London 12th February 1938)
J8; OEA-6420-1 (Recorded in London 7th March 1938 - Lansdowne Restaurant)
LP 6:
K1; CE-9035-1 (Recorded in London 28th March 1938)
K2; CE-9052-1 (Recorded in London 6th April 1938 - Astoria Ballroom, London)
K3; OEA-6289-1 (Recorded in London 8th April 1938)
K4; OEA-6321-1 (Recorded in London 14th May 1938)
K5; CA-17167-1 (Recorded in London 2nd November 1938)
K6; OEA-7073-1 (Recorded in London 11th November 1938)
K7; CE-9473-1 (Recorded in London 8th December 1938)
K8; CE-9523-1 (Recorded in London 6th January 1939)
L1; CA-17316-1 (Recorded in London 2nd February 1939)
L2; CA-17345-1 (Recorded in London 8th February 1939)
L3; CE-9694-1 (Recorded in London 31st March 1939)
L4; OEA-7714-1 (Recorded in London 11th April 1939)
L5; CAR-5421-1 (Recorded in London 5th June 1939)
L6; CE-9937-1 (Recorded in London 3rd July 1939 - Quaglino's Restaurant)
L7; CAR-5470-1 (Recorded in London 5th July 1939)
L8; CE-10037-1 (Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington)
Also see: LP No 6; Category SH 366
LP 7:
M1; Bb-3036-1 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK, 1st June 1923)
M2; Bb-3039-3 (Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, UK, 21st July 1923)
M3; WA-2789-1 (Recorded in London 28th Jan 1926)
M4; WA-6860-2 (Recorded in London 26th Jan 1928)
M5; WA-6905-2 (Recorded in London 3rd Feb 1928)
M6; WA-10969-1 (Recorded in London 11th Dec 1930)
M7; WA-10971-1 (Recorded in London 11th Dec 1930)
M8; 152380-2 (Recorded in New York, USA 24th Feb 1933)
N1; 152381-2 (Recorded in New York, USA 24th Feb 1933)
N2; 265116-1 (Recorded in New York, USA 8th May 1933)
N3; 265123-2 (Recorded in New York, USA 29th May 1933)
N4; 96537-1 (Recorded in Chicago, USA 2nd Jan 1936)
N5; 96538-1 (Recorded in Chicago, USA 2nd Jan 1936)
N6; 96539-1 (Recorded in Chicago, USA 2nd Jan 1936)
N7; 96540-1 (Recorded in Chicago, USA 2nd Jan 1936)
N8; 60974-A (Recorded in New York, USA 3rd April 1936)
LP 8:
O1; SH166 (Recorded at Savoy Hotel, London)
O2; SH127
O3; SH165 (Recorded at Savoy Hotel, London)
O4; SHB 30
O5; SH 143
O6; SHB 21 (Recorded at Mayfair Hotel, London)
O7; SH172
O8; SH210 (Recorded at Dorchester Hotel, London)
P1; SH119
P2; SH187 (Recorded at Mayfair Hotel, London)
P3; SH118
P4; SH141
P5; SH168
P6; SH225
P7; SHB 33
P8; SH 219

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, stamped): W 9761-1 AG 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, stamped): W 9762-1 AD 4
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): W.9761
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): W. 9762
Various - The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands 1931-1934 album mp3
Performer: Various
Genre: Jazz / Pop / Classical
Title: The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands 1931-1934
Released: 1975
Style: Big Band, Swing
MP3 version ZIP size: 1607 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1629 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 923