Monday, January 19, 2009

Some Bowlly Medleys

Al Bowlly recorded a number of discs with medleys of popular songs of the time. Here are a few of these discs in a playlist. You can play individual recordings or the whole playlist.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Three More Songs

A Little Love Song
Recorded: 30th December 1930, with the Blue Jays
Edison Bell EBR1448

If You Love
Recorded in the USA 23rd January 1936, with Ray Noble and his orchestra
Victor 98673-1

Lazy Day
Recorded: 16th June 1931 with Roy Fox and his band
Decca F-2396

Friday, January 16, 2009

My first attempt to upload audio files

I Can Dream, Can't I
Recorded: 3rd December 1937, with a band assembled by Bowlly.
HMV BD-5363

Now It Can Be Told
Recorded: 27th September 1938, with Lew Stone and his band
Decca F-6795

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Welcome to the Al Bowlly Blog

This Blog celebrates the life and music of one of the greatest vocalists of the 1930's Dance Band era, Al Bowlly.

For more than 35 years, I have been collecting 78 rpm recordings of this consummate artist. I have gained enormous pleasure from Bowlly's work, and now I want to give something back to the world.

Over the coming weeks, months and years, I will be sharing my collection with you. Stay tuned for biographical snippets, recording information, songs, photographs, podcasts and more. If you're already a fan of Bowlly, you're in for a treat. If you've just dropped in out of curiosity, prepare to be captivated by the master of melody.