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New 78Man album : Songs that Leslie Sarony Taught us

Songs that Leslie Sarony taught us is a Various Artists compilation which features 20 tracks written (or co-written) by Leslie Sarony and covered by other artists. Although Sarony recorded his own versions of these songs it was common in the late ’20s and early ’30s for multiple versions of popular songs to be released. Tracks on the album are ;

  1. Why build a wall round a graveyard by Roy Leslie (originally released on Eclipse 620 in 1934).
  2. In these hard times by Leonard Henry (Sterno 993, 1932)
  3. Ain’t it grand to be bloomin’ well dead pt 1 & 2 by George Buck and The Roysterers (Edison Bell Winner 5474, 1932)
  4. Jollity Farm by Hal Swain and his band (Regal G 9440, 1929)
  5. Come in Mr Cummin by Clarkson Rose (Zonophone 5429, 1929)
  6. I’m a little prarie flower by Billy Cotton and his band (Rex 9180, 1937)
  7. I lift up my finger and I say “tweet tweet” by Gracie Fields (His Master’s Voice B 2999, 1929)
  8. Gorgonzola by The Two Gilberts (Regal MR 198, 1930)
  9. Bunkey doodle I doh by Harry Hudson’s Melody Men (Edison Bell Radio 1300, 1930)
  10. Wheezy Anna by Roy Leslie (Eclipse 374, 1933)
  11. Wheezy Anna’s wedding day by Billy Cotton and his band (Regal Zonophone MR 1141, 1934)
  12. More Rhymes, Pt 1 & 2 by White Star Syncopators (Piccadilly 893, 1931)
  13. Over the garden wall by Albert Whelan (Imperial 2272, 1929)
  14. Shut the gate by The Two Gilberts (MR 180, 1930)
  15. Forty Seven ginger headed sailors by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra (His Master’s Voice B 5542, 1928)
  16. Mucking about the garden by Clarkson Rose (Zonophone 5429, 1929)
  17. Topsy Turvy Talk by Albert Whelan (Imperial 2453, 1931)
  18. Let’s all sing the lard song by Harry Bidgood and his broadcasters (Broadcast 185, 1927)
  19. Don’t do that to the poor puss cat by Stanley Kirkby (Edison Bell Radio 862, 1928)
  20. Once aboard the lugger, Pt 1 & 2 by Randolph Sutton (Imperial 2644, 1932)

The album is available on streaming sites such as Spotify and downoad sites such as Itunes .

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78Man Favourites Vol. 2

78Man Favourites Vol. 2 is the second in an ongoing series of albums featuring restored transfers of 78s, available to download or stream at iTunes HERE or to stream on Spotify HERE

Tracks on this release are :

  1. The Music goes ‘Round and Around-The BBC Dance Orchestra
  2. Shut the door, they’re coming through the window-Roy Fox and his Band
  3. The Girl in the upstairs flat-Joe Loss and his Band
  4. Ali Baba’s Camel Pt. 1 & 2-Cicely Courtneidge
  5. Riding down from Bangor-Frank Crumit
  6. Banana Oil-Vaughn De Leath
  7. Betty Driver Medley Pt. 1 & 2-Betty Driver
  8. The Wibbly wobbly walk-Fred Eliot
  9. Mrs Rush and her scrubbing brush-Randolph Sutton
  10. Bye bye blues-Bert Lown & his Orchestra
  11. The Bum Song-Bud and Joe Billings
  12. Coo! Lovaduck! Crikey! Coo! Blimey!-The Two Leslies
  13. Singin’ in the bathtub-Alfredo & his Band
  14. Knitting-Arthur Askey
  15. Nero-Roy Leslie
  16. On a local train journey-The Commodore Grand Orchestra
  17. The Rain came pitter patter down-Mr Lovejoy, Enoch and Ramsbottom
  18. Potato Pete-Harry Roy and his Band
  19. Whoops! We’re broke again-Syd Roy and his R K Olians
  20. Tip toe through the tulips-Russ Hamilton