The Best of British Dance Bands CD

Capturing the glamour, spirit and atmosphere of the 1920's & 1930's!

The Best of British Dance Bands CD

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  • Capturing the spirit and atmosphere of the 1920's & 1930's
  • Featuring the finest bands and greatest recordings of British dance music’s golden age.

  • Remembering the years of unforgettable tunes and toe-tapping rhythms, of great singers and breathtaking musicianship.

  • Type: Single
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Price: £ 9.99

Order your 'The Best of British Dance Bands' CD for just £9.99!

Nothing evokes the glamour, spirit and mood of the early twentieth century like a Great British dance band in full swing.  Let the bandleaders and their mighty orchestras transport you back in time to this golden age when they set the ballrooms of Britain alight with their timeless melodies.     

From the wistful elegance of Goodnight, Sweetheart - played by Ray Noble, the song’s composer - to Billy Cotton’s toe-tapping Heat Wave, there really is no better way to recall the magic spell that the big bands cast over our parents and grandparents.

From the mighty showstoppers that pulled everyone onto the dance floor to the slower love songs where couples pulled each other close, there is something for everyone on this double CD filled with musical memories.  So roll up the carpet and dance to these outstanding vintage recordings, which have all been lovingly restored and digitally remastered for your listening pleasure.

Here are the bands who lit up the BBC airwaves - Jack Hylton, Ambrose, Henry Hall, Geraldo, Carroll Gibbons, Jack Payne and more - playing the fabulous songs that they made their own. Signature tunes such as Roy Fox’s Whispering and Jack Payne’s Say It With Music showcase the flair and musicianship of these superstars of the West End ballrooms - each with their own distinctive style, and often boasting the talents of such legendary vocalists as Al Bowlly, Sam Browne and Vera Lynn.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price:£ 9.99

Disc 1:

1) It's Just the Time for Dancing (Feat. Val Rosing) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

2) Night Ride - Ambrose and His Orchestra

3) Easy Come, Easy Go (Feat. Al Bowlly) - Lew Stone and His Band

4) Whispering - Roy Fox and His Band

5) I'm Old Fashioned (Feat. Beryl Davis) - Geraldo and His Orchestra

6) What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Feat. Fred Latham) - Jack Jackson and His Orchestra

7) Down Sunnyside Lane (Feat. Billy Scott-Coomber) - Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra

8) Painting the Clouds With Sunshine (Feat. Jack Jackson & Sam Browne Trio) - Jack Hylton and His Ballroom Orchestra

9) Georgia On My Mind - Nat Gonella and His Georgians

10) She Had to Go and Lose It at the Astor (Feat. Bill Currie) - Harry Roy and His Orchestra

11) You're an Old Smoothie (Feat. Dan Donovan) - Debroy Somers Band

12) My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time (Feat. Edna Kaye) - Lou Praeger and His Orchestra

13) Moon Over Miami (Feat. Joe Leigh) - Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra

14) The Stairway to the Stars (Feat. Leslie Douglas) - The Skyrockets

15) The Breeze and I - Sydney Lipton and His Grosvenor House Dance Orchestra

16) Isn't It Romantic (Feat. Maurice Elwin) - Carroll Gibbons and Savoy Hotel Orpheans

17) She's My Lovely (Feat. Don Emsley) - Billy Ternent and His Orchestra

18) There's Something in the Air - The Squadronaires

19) I Don't Want to Walk Without You (Feat. Jack Cooper) - Jay Wilbur and His Band

20) Yours (Feat. Millicent Phillips) - Billy Cotton and His Band

21) Goodnight, Sweetheart (Feat. Al Bowlly) - Ray Noble and The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra

22) Stage Coach - Eric Stone and His Orchestra

 

Disc 2:

1) The Continental (Feat. Nat Gonella, Alfie Noakes, Joe Ferrie & Joe Crossmans) - Lew Stone and His Band

2) Pick Yourself Up - Harry Roy and His Band

3) The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven (Feat. Sam Costa & Judy Shirley) - Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra

4) Dancing in the Dark (Feat. Sam Browne) - Ambrose and His Orchestra

5) Change Partners (Feat. Chick Henderson) - Joe Loss and His Orchestra

6) The Very Thought of You (Feat. Al Bowlly) - Ray Noble and His Orchestra)

7) All I Do Is Dream of You (Feat. Sid Buckman) - Roy Fox and His Band

8) Lady, Be Good! - Nat Gonella and His Georgians

9) Heat Wave (Feat. Alan Breeze) - Billy Cotton and His Band

10) South American Joe - Harry Roy and His Orchestra

11) Harbour Lights (Feat. Barry Gray) - Roy Fox and His Band

12) The Teddy Bears' Picnic (Feat. Val Rosing) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

13) A Foggy Day (Feat. Cyril Grantham) - Geraldo & His Orchestra

14) On the Air (Feat. Harry Bentley) - Carroll Gibbons and Savoy Hotel Orpheans

15) Say It Isn't So (Feat. Sam Browne) - Ambrose and His Orchestra

16) September in the Rain (Feat. Tom Wareing) - Jack Hylton and His Orchestra

17) Say It With Music - Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra

18) Radio Times (Feat. Dan Donovan) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

19) These Foolish Things (Feat. Suzanne Botterell) - Lew Stone and His Band

20) So Many Memories (Feat. Vera Lynn) - Maurice Winnick and His Sweet Music

21) Here's to the Next Time (Feat. Val Rosing) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

22) Begin the Beguine (Feat. Eve Becker) - Geraldo and His Orchestra

23) Pennies from Heaven (Feat. Jimmy Mesene) - Nat Gonella and His Georgians

Order your 'The Best of British Dance Bands' CD for just £9.99!

Nothing evokes the glamour, spirit and mood of the early twentieth century like a Great British dance band in full swing.  Let the bandleaders and their mighty orchestras transport you back in time to this golden age when they set the ballrooms of Britain alight with their timeless melodies.     

From the wistful elegance of Goodnight, Sweetheart - played by Ray Noble, the song’s composer - to Billy Cotton’s toe-tapping Heat Wave, there really is no better way to recall the magic spell that the big bands cast over our parents and grandparents.

From the mighty showstoppers that pulled everyone onto the dance floor to the slower love songs where couples pulled each other close, there is something for everyone on this double CD filled with musical memories.  So roll up the carpet and dance to these outstanding vintage recordings, which have all been lovingly restored and digitally remastered for your listening pleasure.

Here are the bands who lit up the BBC airwaves - Jack Hylton, Ambrose, Henry Hall, Geraldo, Carroll Gibbons, Jack Payne and more - playing the fabulous songs that they made their own. Signature tunes such as Roy Fox’s Whispering and Jack Payne’s Say It With Music showcase the flair and musicianship of these superstars of the West End ballrooms - each with their own distinctive style, and often boasting the talents of such legendary vocalists as Al Bowlly, Sam Browne and Vera Lynn.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price:£ 9.99

Disc 1:

1) It's Just the Time for Dancing (Feat. Val Rosing) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

2) Night Ride - Ambrose and His Orchestra

3) Easy Come, Easy Go (Feat. Al Bowlly) - Lew Stone and His Band

4) Whispering - Roy Fox and His Band

5) I'm Old Fashioned (Feat. Beryl Davis) - Geraldo and His Orchestra

6) What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Feat. Fred Latham) - Jack Jackson and His Orchestra

7) Down Sunnyside Lane (Feat. Billy Scott-Coomber) - Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra

8) Painting the Clouds With Sunshine (Feat. Jack Jackson & Sam Browne Trio) - Jack Hylton and His Ballroom Orchestra

9) Georgia On My Mind - Nat Gonella and His Georgians

10) She Had to Go and Lose It at the Astor (Feat. Bill Currie) - Harry Roy and His Orchestra

11) You're an Old Smoothie (Feat. Dan Donovan) - Debroy Somers Band

12) My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time (Feat. Edna Kaye) - Lou Praeger and His Orchestra

13) Moon Over Miami (Feat. Joe Leigh) - Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra

14) The Stairway to the Stars (Feat. Leslie Douglas) - The Skyrockets

15) The Breeze and I - Sydney Lipton and His Grosvenor House Dance Orchestra

16) Isn't It Romantic (Feat. Maurice Elwin) - Carroll Gibbons and Savoy Hotel Orpheans

17) She's My Lovely (Feat. Don Emsley) - Billy Ternent and His Orchestra

18) There's Something in the Air - The Squadronaires

19) I Don't Want to Walk Without You (Feat. Jack Cooper) - Jay Wilbur and His Band

20) Yours (Feat. Millicent Phillips) - Billy Cotton and His Band

21) Goodnight, Sweetheart (Feat. Al Bowlly) - Ray Noble and The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra

22) Stage Coach - Eric Stone and His Orchestra

 

Disc 2:

1) The Continental (Feat. Nat Gonella, Alfie Noakes, Joe Ferrie & Joe Crossmans) - Lew Stone and His Band

2) Pick Yourself Up - Harry Roy and His Band

3) The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven (Feat. Sam Costa & Judy Shirley) - Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra

4) Dancing in the Dark (Feat. Sam Browne) - Ambrose and His Orchestra

5) Change Partners (Feat. Chick Henderson) - Joe Loss and His Orchestra

6) The Very Thought of You (Feat. Al Bowlly) - Ray Noble and His Orchestra)

7) All I Do Is Dream of You (Feat. Sid Buckman) - Roy Fox and His Band

8) Lady, Be Good! - Nat Gonella and His Georgians

9) Heat Wave (Feat. Alan Breeze) - Billy Cotton and His Band

10) South American Joe - Harry Roy and His Orchestra

11) Harbour Lights (Feat. Barry Gray) - Roy Fox and His Band

12) The Teddy Bears' Picnic (Feat. Val Rosing) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

13) A Foggy Day (Feat. Cyril Grantham) - Geraldo & His Orchestra

14) On the Air (Feat. Harry Bentley) - Carroll Gibbons and Savoy Hotel Orpheans

15) Say It Isn't So (Feat. Sam Browne) - Ambrose and His Orchestra

16) September in the Rain (Feat. Tom Wareing) - Jack Hylton and His Orchestra

17) Say It With Music - Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra

18) Radio Times (Feat. Dan Donovan) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

19) These Foolish Things (Feat. Suzanne Botterell) - Lew Stone and His Band

20) So Many Memories (Feat. Vera Lynn) - Maurice Winnick and His Sweet Music

21) Here's to the Next Time (Feat. Val Rosing) - Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra

22) Begin the Beguine (Feat. Eve Becker) - Geraldo and His Orchestra

23) Pennies from Heaven (Feat. Jimmy Mesene) - Nat Gonella and His Georgians