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WHISPERING JACK SMITH Me and my Shadow; his 27 finest, 1925-1940 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4380



RUBY MURRAY Softly, Softly Her 31 finest 1954-1962 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4371


SALLY PINKAS TO A CAMIA Piano Music from Romantic Manila MSR CLASSICS MS 1645

FRANK CRUMIT A GAY CABALLERO Singer and Entertainer His 25 Finest 1925-1935 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4317

FLANAGAN AND ALLEN Underneath the Arches; Their 27 finest, 1932-1944 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4366 [78:36]

TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD Sixteen Tons – His 30 finest, 1949-57 RETROSPECTIVE RTR4329

LITTLE RICHARD Four Classic Albums AVID AMSC1286 [47:46 + 57:02]

Andre Kostelanetz Joy to the World & Strauss Waltzes from Vienna SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR DSOY2082

Pearl Bailey Takes Two To Tango RETROSPECTIVE RTR4324

Frank Crumit A Gay Cabellero RETROSPECTIVE RTR4317

Richard Rodgers South Pacific, Oklahoma! ALTO

Peter Dawson The Floral Dance RETROSPECTIVE


Fascinating Jane Morgan The Days the Rains Came RETROSPECTIVE

Yves Montand Les Feuilles Mortes RETROSPECTIVE review review

Jerome Kern The Song Is You RETROSPECTIVE review review

Andy Williams Four Albums AVID POP

Tex Williams I Got Texas In My Soul rec. 1944-1954 RETROSPECTIVE

Annette Hanshaw The Personality Girl - Her 53 Finest rec. 1926-34 RETROSPECTIVE

Nacio Herb Brown Singin' In The Rain: His 27 Finest rec. 1927-1951 RETROSPECTIVE

Ruth Etting America’s Sweetheart Of Song RETROSPECTIVE RTS4283

Julie London Cry Me A River - Her 62 Finest rec. 1955-1962 RETROSPECTIVE RTS4300

Dick Haymes You’ll Never Know RETROSPECTIVE RTS4292


The Golden Age of Light Music Donkey Serenade GUILD GLCD5234

The Golden Age of Light Music 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras Vol. 3 GUILD GLCD5235

Ross Leadbeater Great British Songbook ROSS LEADBEATER RECORDS

Burl Ives The Warfaring Stranger RETROSPECTIVE RTS4285

The Memory Lingers On The Songs of Irving Berlin RETROSPECTIVE RTS4287

Ruth Etting America’s Sweetheart Of Song RETROSPECTIVE RTS4283

Eve Boswell Pickin’ A Chicken - Her 56 Finest 1949-1958 RETROSPECTIVE RTS4277

The Golden Age of Light Music The Runaway Rocking Horse and Other Library Lollipops GUILD GLCD5232

The Golden Age of Light Music 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras Vol. 2 GUILD GLCD5231


Eve Boswell Pickin’ A Chicken - Her 56 Finest 1949-1958 RETROSPECTIVE RTS4277

The Golden Age of Light Music A Carol Symphony - Music for the Festive Season GUILD GLCD5233

The Golden Age of Light Music 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras Vol. 1 GUILD GLCD5230

The Golden Age of Light Music And at the Piano … GUILD GLCD5229

The Golden Age of Light Music British Cinema and Theatre Orchestras Vol. 4  GUILD GLCD 5228

The Golden Age of Light Music Motorway: Production Music of the 1960s GUILD GLCD5226

The Golden Age of Light Music More Gems from the 1930s. GUILD GLCD5225

Merle Travis: Sixteen Tons His 30 finest 1946-54 RETROSPECTIVE RTS4266

Alice Faye: This Year’s Kisses RETROSPECTIVE RTR4265

The Golden Age of Light Music Table for Two GUILD GLCD5227

When I Fall in Love Original Hits of Nat King Cole rec. 1947-62 ALTO ALN1951

The Mills Brothers Paper Doll: Their 56 Finest RETROSPECTIVE RTS4263

The Golden Age of Light Music New Town: Production Music of the 1950s GUILD GLCD5224


The Golden Age of Light Music Contrasts Vol. 2 GUILD GLCD5223

A Light Music Smörgåsbord GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5221

The Boswell Sisters Shout, Sister, Shout! Their 52 Finest RETROSPECTIVE RTS4242

Steve Conway His 25 finest RETROSPECTIVE RTR4250

Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats Their 32 Finest RETROSPECTIVE RTR4256

Grandstand Production Music of the 1940s  GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5220

Bill Haley and His Comets Rock Around the Clock 1951-1956 RETROSPECTIVE RTR4251 [Reviews by Tony Augarde and Bruce McCollum

Bing Crosby At His Peak, 1943-1945 DSOY 954

By Special Request David Rose and Sidney Torch GUILD GLCD5219

Christmas Lights GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5222


By Special Request Percy Faith and Robert Farnon GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5217



Pete Seeger & The Weavers Wasn’t That A Time? RETROSPECTIVE RECORDS RTR 4241 [Reviews by Steve Arloff and Jonathan Woolf]

Songs Of The Great War Keep The Home Fires Burning RETROSPECTIVE RECORDS RTR4236 [Reviews by David Chandler and Jonathan Woolf]

The Composer Conducts Vol. 3 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5214

Light and Latin GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5213

Light Music While You Work Vol. 5 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5211

Frank Sinatra At his peak Sounds of Yesteryear DSOY953

Denny Dennis - I’ll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs RETROSPECTIVE RTR4229

Sparky’s Magic Piano - Children’s Classics ALTO ALN1945

Patti Page All My Love RETROSPECTIVE RTR4235

The Golden Age of Light Music Bright Lights GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5212

Mary Martin - My Heart Belongs To Daddy RETROSPECTIVE RTS4231

Judy Garland - The Amsterdam Concert FIRST HAND RECORDS FHR18

Dean Martin - Memories Are Made of This: 1946-1961 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4233


Red Nichols - Both Sides of the Five Pennies - Their 51 Finest RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4227

The Golden Age of Light Music Ça C’est Paris GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5207

My Blue Heaven - Hits of '27 RETROSPECTIVE RECORDS RTR 4232 [Reviews by Göran Forsling and Ian Lace]

The Golden Age of Light Music Non-Stop to Nowhere GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5206

The Young Johnny Mathis: Wonderful! Wonderful! - His 47 finest RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4214

The Golden Age of Light Music - Salon, Light and Novelty Orchestras GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5204 [Reviews by Byzantion and Jonathan Woolf]

Richard Rodgers - With a Song in My Heart RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4223

Harry Belafonte - Island in the Sun RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4217 

The Golden Age of Light Music - Melodies for the Starlight Hours GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5196

The Golden Age of Light Music - Here’s to Holidays GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5205 [Reviews by John France and Jonathan Woolf]

The Golden Age of Light Music - Great British Composers: Volume 2 - GUILD GLCD 5203

THE FOUR FRESHMEN It's a Blue World Retrospective RTR 4219

The Golden Age of Light Music: Fiddles and Bows rec. 1950-62 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5201

JUDY GARLAND The Amsterdam Concert, December 1960 First Hand Records FHR 18

The Golden Age of Light Music - Great British Composers: Volume 1 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5195

Three Great American Light Orchestras Percy Faith, David Rose, Paul Weston and their orchestras rec. 1950-61 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5199

Tony HANCOCK Hancock’s Half Hour – The Best of Tony Hancock FORUM FRC6202 [77:29 + 78:02]

Balalaika Favourites! - Two balalaika Orchestras in Russian Folk Tunes ALTO TAKE 2 ALN 1936 [75:53]

Charles TRENET - Le Fou Chantant - A Centenary Tribute Charles Trenet and various orchestras and artists rec. 1937-1954. ADD RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4212 [79:33]
Charles TRENET - Le Fou Chantant - A Centenary Tribute Charles Trenet and various orchestras and artists rec. 1937-1954. ADD RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4212 [79:33]

The Carmen Cavallaro Story - A Centenary tribute — his 25 finest, 1955-1956 RETROSPECTIVE RTR4213 [76:00] [RB]

The Golden Age of Light Music — A Glorious Century of Light Music rec.1929-1961 GUILD LIGHT MUSICGLCD 5200 [78:38]

The Golden Age of Light Music — Three Great American Light Orchestras rec. 1950-1961 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5199 [78:46]

The Golden Age of Light Music — Light Music While You Work - Volume 4 rec. 1943-46 GUILD GLCD 5198 [78:25]

The Golden Age of Light Music — Nature's Realm rec. 1946-1961 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5194 [77:58]

The Golden Age of Light Music — Stereo into the Sixties rec. 1960-61 GUILD GLCD5192 [74:30]

Fiddler on the Roof Zero Mostel, Julia Migenes, Beatrice Arthur rec. 1964 SONY MASTERWORKS BROADWAY 88697499202 [49:54] [JW]

The Golden Age of Light Music: Melody Mixture rec. 1947-61 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5197 [70:20] [JF]

The Golden Age of Light Music: Light Music While You Work - Volume 4 rec. 1943-46 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5198 [78:25] [JF]

Mississippi Belle: Cole Porter in the Quarter Daryl Sherman (vocals, piano) Jesse Boyd (bass) Tom Fischer (clarinet, tenor sax) rec. 2011 AUDIOPHILE ACD-342 [49:30] [OL]

In London Town The Philharmonic Concert O/Iain Sutherland SOMM SOMMCD0117 [70:45] [IL]

Strings Afire — The Golden Age of Light Music rec.1951-61 GUILD GLCD 5191 [70:14] [JW]

The Art of the Arranger Vol. 2 - The Golden Age of Light Music rec. 1953-61 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5193 [78:57] [JW]

Julian SLADE (1930-2006) and Dorothy REYNOLDS (1913-1977) Follow That Girl (1960) Hooray for Daisy (1960) MUST CLOSE SATURDAY RECORDS MCSR 3047 [76:21] [IL]

Alan MELVILLE (1910-1983) and Charles ZWAR (1911-1989) Marigold MUST CLOSE ON SATURDAY RECORDS MCSR 3052 [79:31]

Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land; including the complete Dust Bowl Ballads, A Centenary Tribute — his 26 Finest, 1940-47 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4204 [76:38]

Alan Jay LERNER (1918-1986) and Frederick LOEWE (1901-1988) My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast Recording rec. originally released in 1956 SONY MASTERWORKS BROADWAY 8 8697-49917-2

Noel COWARD (1899-1973) The last British Recordings From two LP recordings both from 1954 and restored and re-mastered by Alan Bunting MUST CLOSE SATURDAY RECORDS MCSR 3030 [60:03]

MY FUNNY VALENTINE 25 Vintage Songs of Love RTR 4197 Magic Moments with Perry Como; His 53 finest 1939-59 rec. 1939-59 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4201 [78:45 +77:45] £9 post free

The Golden Age of the Light Music - Stereo into the Sixties GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5192 [73:20]

The Golden Age of Light Music: Light and Easy GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5187 [77:50]

The Golden Age of Light Music – Continental Flavour - Volume 2 rec.1930-61 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5190 [79:19]

The Golden Age of Light Music – The Art of the Arranger Volume 1 rec.1930-60 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5188 [77:19]

The Golden Age of Light Music – Holidays for Strings rec. 1952-61 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5189 [79:08]

The Golden Age of Light Music – Light and Easy rec. 1947-60 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5187 [77:50]

Marek Weber, his violin and his orchestra; Café in Vienna. His 23 finest 1925-1935 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4196 [79:06]

Hits of ’61 – Runaway. 32 Original No.1 Hits by the Original Artists. RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4195 [79:23]

JUDY GARLAND The London Studio Recordings 1957-1964 First Hand Records FHR 12

Roy Rogers — The King of the Cowboys, Centenary Issue - His 28 Finest 1936-52 RETROSPECTIVE RTR4191 [78:10]

Maurice Chevalier - Louise - 1927-1958 ADD RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4188 [78.00]

Forces’ Sweethearts and Heart-Throbs of World War II. The 50 Finest; 1939-45. RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4186 [77:09 + 77:55]

Bing Crosby and Buddies - His 53 Finest. 1930-60 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4184 [79:33 + 79:17]

MY FAIR LADY & GIGI Original Casts 1956 & 1958 Retrospective RTR 4181

Hutch – Leslie A Hutchinson Let’s Do It. ‘High Society’s favourite gigolo’. His 50 finest, 1929-47 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4166 [78:58 + 78:41]

Margaret WhitingThat Old Black Magic. A Tribute — Her 27 Finest; 21 Chart Hits rec. 1942-50 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4173 [78:20]

Hits of ’60 – It’s Now or Never. 30 original hits by the recording artists rec. 1958-60 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4172 [79:25]

Eddie Fisher – I’m Walking Behind You. A Tribute – his 28 finest 1950-56 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4171 [78:12]

Vintage Children’s Favourites – 48 original mono recordings from 1926 to 1959 Various artists ADD RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4162

AL BOWLLY Love is the Sweetest Thing 1931-41 Retrospective RTS 4157

Noël Coward – I Went To A Marvellous Party; his 45 Finest, 1928-56 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4168 [76:43 + 78:27]

Henry MANCINI (1924- 1994) Film and Television themes: conducted by Henry Mancini VOCALION CDSML 8468 [62:55]

Edith Piaf – La Vie en Rose. Her 45 Finest 1935-1957 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4137

Hits of ’59: Only Sixteen – 25 million sellers! 25 number ones! RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4161

RONNIE HILTON No Other Love Retrospective RTR 4149

YMA SUMAC The Peruvian Songbird Retrospective RTR 4156

Hits of ’58: Magic Moments: 23 Million Sellers! 23 Number Ones!  RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4151[79:28]

Jo Stafford Make Love To Me: A Tribute Her 54 Finest 1942–1953 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4112 [77:09 + 76:46]

The Golden Age Of Light Music – Going Places see review for details rec. reissues of 78 rpm discs 1941-1957, ADD GUILD GLCD 5151 [78:45] [BBr]

The Golden Age Of Light Music -Bandstand In The Park – Volume 2 Transferred from various 78 rpm discs recorded between 1929 and1955 ADD GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5147 [78:40] [JW]

Golden Age of Light Music - The Show Goes On Various artists rec. 1942-57 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5149 [79:04][BBr]

The Golden Age of Light Music -Stringin’ Along Re-issues from 78 rpm discs and early 33 rpm LPs, recorded between 1949 and 1957 ADD GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5146 [77:36] [JW]

Golden Age of Light Music - Great Light Orchestras Salute Gershwin and Kern Various orchestras & artists rec. 1945-57 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5148 [76:33][BBr]

The Unforgettable Nat King Cole His 55 finest RETROSPECTIVE RTS 41142 CDs [2 hrs 38 mins]

Eartha Kitt – ‘Just An Old-Fashioned Girl’ Her 25 finest RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4123 [77:46]

George Formby – ‘When I’m cleaning Windows’ His finest 1932-1946 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4104 2CDs [2hrs 33 mins]

Hits of ’57: all shook up – 26 million sellers! 26 number ones! Re–issues of recordings made in 1956 and 1957 RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4120 [77:48]

Dancing Cheek To Cheek with Fred Astaire: His 56 Finest: 1926–1952 Songs by Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, Con Conrad, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harry Warren, Vincent Youmans Fred Astaire (song and dance man), with Adele Astaire, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and the Orchestras of Bob Crosby, Johnny Green, Ray Noble, Van Phillips, Leo Reisman and Al Starita Re–issued from 78 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm discs recorded between 1926 and 1952. RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4102 [79:23 + 79:21]

Mud, Glorious Mud! The Best of Flanders and Swann REGIS FRC 6127

Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure – 1939-1954 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120860

Norman Wisdom Don't Laugh at Me rec. 1951-55 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120858

Golden Age of Light Music series: Four Decades of Light Music – Volume 1: 1920s & 1930s GUILD GLCD 5134 [78:21] [RW]

George Formby - It's Turned Out Nice Again. Original Recordings 1932-1946 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120837 [60:26]

Kismet - Music from Alexander Borodin adapted with lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest The original Broadway cast recording of 1953 NAXOS MUSICALS 8.120847 [71:01]

Compilation: That’s Entertainment The Ultimate Anthology of M-G-M Musicals Available On: 6 CDs RHINO Turner Classic Movie Music R2 73192

Hits of the Twenties - Volume 2: 1921-1923 NAXOS 8.120841 [65:18]

The Golden Age of Light MusicSoloists Supreme see review for details GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5126 [77:22]

The Golden Age of Light Music - Great Light Orchestras Salute Cole Porter see review for details GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5127 [76:44]

The Happiness Boys - How Do You Do? LIVING ERA CD AJA 5628 [77:52]

Sammy Davis Jr – Something’s Gotta Give LIVING ERA CD AJA 5646 [77:19]

Mock Mozart Rec. 1912-1954 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5649 [75:31] Winifred Atwell: Queen of the Ivories – Black and White Rag Recorded 1951-55 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5638 [77:05]

Leadbelly – Good Mornin’, Blues rec. 1935-45 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5633 [77:05]

Say it Isn’t So: Songs of Irving Berlin Various artists NAXOS Nostalgia 8.120829 [63:50]

Jimmie Rodgers – The Singing Brakeman. His 50 Greatest Hits LIVING ERA CD AJS2011

Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie (guitar) Recorded 1940-47 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5620 [76.38]

Frederick LOEWE (1901-1988) and Alan Jay LERNER (1918-1986) Paint Your Wagon and Can-Can: Original Broadway Casts, 1951 and 1953

Nights of Gladness Various Recorded 1929-1940 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5601 [74.42]

Mario Lanza At His Best BMG RCA LIVING STEREO 8287671625-2 SACD

Paul Robeson (1898-1976): Songs of Struggle REGIS RECORDS RRC1229 [71:15] [PG]

Danny KAYE (1913-1987): Vol. 2 For Kids NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120844 [62.32]

Irving BERLIN (1888-1989) Annie Get Your Gun: Original Broadway Cast (1946) and Original 1950 Film Soundtrack NAXOS 8.120790 [67:40]

Dinah Shore - Radio Stars of America LIVING ERA CD AJA 5597 [70.32]

Al Jolson - Radio Stars of America LIVING ERA CD AJA 5596 [77.33]

The Golden Age of Light Music – Bandstand in the Park [JF]

The Golden Age of Light Music – Buried Treasures [RW] Burton LANE (1912 –1997) Finian’s Rainbow (1947) Frederick LOEWE (1901–1988) Brigadoon (1947) Original Broadway cast: LIVING ERA CD AJA 5530 [77.35]

The Golden Age of Light Music Travellin’ Light - Great American Light Orchestra Volume 2 see review for details Recorded 1948 - 1954 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5114 [76.49]

Jerome KERN (1885-1945) Showboat (1927) Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Studio Album, 1932, Broadway Revival, 1946 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120789

The Golden Age of Light Music - Highdays and Holidays

In Town Tonightthe 1930s: Volume 2 Recorded 1931-39 GUILD GLCD 5116 [76.39]

Havana to Harlem Various composers ABC CLASSICS 476 7743

Jack Benny – Radio Stars of America Jack Benny with Ronald Colman, Mel Blanc, Amos and Andy, and Red Skelton Recorded 1949-52 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5595 [70.08]

Billy Cotton and his BandWakey Wakey! Recorded 1930-54 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5557 [75.47]

Eartha Kitt – C’est si bon Original 1952-54 recordings digitally remastered Recorded 1952-54 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120800 [63.00]

Mantovani - By special request Volume 2

Travellin’ Light - Great American Light Orchestras: Volume 2 GUILD MUSIC LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5114 [76.49]

Mantovani - By Special Request - Vol. 2 1940-1951 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5113 [76.50]

Stanley HOLLOWAY (1890 – 1982) The Lion and Albert – The Classic Monologues LIVING ERA CD AJA 5483 [76:53]

Isham Jones and his Orchestra – Swingin’ Down the Lane Recorded 1921-1947 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5320 [78.10]

Crazy Guys. Gems of American Comedy. 20 Original mono recordings 1945-1953 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5582 [76.47]

Burns and Allen – Radio Stars of America Extended Excerpts from the Burns and Allen Show Recorded off air 1942-47 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5592 [77.53]

Lu Watters and his Yerba Buena Jazz Band play Good Time Music San Francisco Style Recorded 1941-50 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5550 [77.18]

Vintage Broadway - orchestral selections from the shows Richard Hayman and His Orchestra NAXOS 8.555025 [66:35]

Frank Sinatra – Young At Heart Recorded 1945-53 ASV LIVING ERA CD AJS 2002 [77.02 + 76.36]

Jimmy Durante – Radio Stars of America 1946-51 ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5591 [75.28]

The Golden Age of Light Music - Reflections of Tranquillity GUILD GLCD 5112 [77:29][JF]

The Golden Age of Light Music - The 1950s - Volume 2 Midnight Matinee GUILD GLCD 5111 [76:29][JF]

Ivor NOVELLO (1893-1951) The Dancing Years – selections (1939) Recorded 1949-50 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120781 [64.02]

Richard RODGERS (1902-1979) and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN II (1895-1960) Oklahoma! Original Cast Recordings 1943-44 NAXOS 8.120787 [78:18]

The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Original Recordings 1945-1954 NAXOS Nostalgia 8.120801

Marian Anderson - Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit (1930-1947) Franz Rupp (piano) Recorded 7 May 1947 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120779

Woody GUTHRIE (1912-1967) Woody Guthrie ‘Pastures of Plenty’. Original recordings 1940-1947 NAXOS FOLK LEGENDS 8.120742

Ethel Merman - An Earful of Music Living Era - CD AJA-5510

Guy Mitchell Original Recordings 1950-1953 Naxos Nostalgia 8.120778

Dean MARTIN (1917-1995) When You’re Smiling: Original 1946-1953 Recordings [PG]

Light Music from the Silver Screen - The Golden Age of Light Music [78.31] [JW]

Mantovani - By Special Request - The Golden Age of Light Music [JW]

LAGQ’s Guitar Heroes TELARC CD-80598 [61'17]

David Rose and his Orchestra – Holiday for Strings 25 original mono recordings 1942-52 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5499 [75.43]

CHILDREN’S FAVOURITES Vol.2 Original Recordings 1933-1952 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120777 [65:08]

Ella Mae Morse Cow Cow Boogie Recorded 1942-53 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5514 [75.44]

Turner Layton These Foolish Things Turner Layton (piano and vocals) with accompanists Recorded 1934-47 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5505 [76.02]

Al JOLSON (1886-1950) Let Me Sing and I’m Happy: 58 original mono recordings 1945-1950 Living Era CD AJS 272 [73:54 + 75:10] ADD

DANNY KAYE! (1913-1987) Original 1941-1952 recordings NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120775 [58:19]

Mario LANZA Introducing… Mario Lanza (3 CD Box Set) NAXOS 8.103006

Pete SEEGER If I Had A Hammer (Original Recordings 1944-1950) Pete Seeger with The Weavers, The Union Boys, Burl Ives and Lee Hays Naxos Folk Legends 8.120737 ADD [56.47]

The Golden Gate QuartetGospel Train – Original 1937-1942 Recordings Naxos 8.120731 [57:40] ADD

Hits of ‘53 The Fabulous Fifties: Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Living Era CD AJA 5553 [79:22] ADD

WHISPERING HITS OF 1920 Twenty original mono recordings Transfers and production by David Lennick and Graham Newton NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120635 [61.24]

LET’S MISBEHAVE A COLE PORTER COLLECTION, 1927-1940 18 original mono recordings Transfers by David Lennick and Graham Newton NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120533 [58.05]

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING PERRY COMO Original 1939-49 mono recordings Transfers by Peter Dempsey NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120599 [53.23]

NELSON EDDY A PERFECT DAY 19 original mono recordings from 1935-1947 Transfers by Peter Dempsey NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120591 [60.00]

Johnnie RAY Cry Living Era CD AJA 5488 [76:14] ADD

CHARLES TRENET VOL. 2 ‘JA CHANTE" Original recordings 1937-1948 Transfers and production by David Lennick and Graham Newton NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120753 [54.59]

Burl IVES (1909-1995) Troubador: Original Recordings 1941-1950 Naxos 8.120728 [66:38] ADD

TEA FOR TWO THE SONGS OF VINCENT YOUMANS 27 original mono recordings 1925-1951 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5379 [79.29]

JOHN McCORMACK VOLUME 2: "COME BACK TO ERIN" Twenty-One original recordings 1910-1921 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120748 [59.34]

Sigmund ROMBERG (1887-1951) Romberg Conducts Romberg, vol. 2

Leroy ANDERSON (1908-1975) Classical Juke Box, Syncopated Clock, Chicken Reel, Fiddle Faddle, Serenata, Sleigh Ride, Irish Suite, Saraband, Promenade, Trumpeter's Lullaby, Jazz Legato-Jazz Pizzicato, A Christmas Festival The Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler rec. 1947-1950. ADD NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120649 [57.07]

Stanley HOLLOWAY.(1890-1982) The Lion And Albert and other monologues NAXOS ‘Nostalgia’ 8.120715 [60.27]

Bing Crosby His 50 Greatest Hits of the 30s & 40s Living Era - CD AJS 277 [150:48] ADD

Various Artists Hits of ’22: The Roaring ‘20s Do It Again! Living Era CD AJA 5522 [74:46] ADD

Frank LOESSER (1910-1969) Guys and Dolls, musical highlights (1950) Robert Alda (tenor), Stubby Kaye (bar), Isabel Bigley (sop), Vivian Blaine (sop) Chorus and Orchestra/Irving Actman Rec. New York, 1950 Jule STYNE (1905-1994) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, musical highlights (1949) Carol Channing (sop), Yvonne Adair (sop), Jack McCauley (ten), Eric Brotherson (bar) Chorus and Orchestra/Milton Rosenstock Rec. New York, 1949 Mono ASV LIVING ERA CDAJA 5498 [76.41]

PETER YORKE and his Concert Orchestra "Melody of the Stars" LIVING ERA CD AJA 5501

FRED ASTAIRE Top Hat, White Tie and Tails: Complete Recordings Vol 3 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120718 [60.21]

ANGEL EYES Ladies Only Café Strings Recorded at Örebro Konserthus 11-13 June 2001 NAXOS 8.557177 [50.31]

I FEEL A SONG COMING ON "THE SONGS OF JIMMY McHUGH" 25 Original mono recordings 1925-1943 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5432 [75.48

Carmen Miranda South American Way Original Recordings 1939-1945 Naxos Nostalgia 8.120719 [54:45]

VERA LYNN Auf wiederseh’n, Sweetheart, 25 original mono recordings 1936-1952 ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5464 [77:11]

MARIO LANZA "Be My Love" Twenty-Two original recordings 1949-1952 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5485 [77.56]

Compilation: Stars of the Golden Era Naxos Nostalgia 2 CDs 8.120754-55 [159 mins approx.]

Richard CROOKS (1900-1972) Songs from Operettas, Musicals and Films NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120639 (additional review by Joan Duggan)

‘Musical Depreciation with Spike Jones and his City Slickers’ Original recordings 1942 - 1950 NAXOS 8.120679 [63.42]

GEORGES GUÉTARY Ma Belle Marguerite 23 original mono recordings 1946-1951 Compiled by Peter Dempsey and Ray Crick Transfers and restoration by Peter Dempsey and Martin Haskell LIVING ERA CD AJA 5455

VERA LYNN Auf wiederseh’n, Sweetheart, 25 original mono recordings 1936-1952 ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5464 [77:11]




BOB HOPE Thanks for the Memory LIVING ERA CD AJA 5493 [76:30]


THE ROARING TWENTIES: HITS OF ‘21 AIN’T WE GOT FUN? 25 original mono recordings Compilation and transfers by Larry Tedder LIVING ERA CD AJA 5521 [77.48]

HITS OF 1940 "I’ll Never Smile Again" 20 original mono recordings Transfers by David Lennick and Graham Newton NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120636 [63.41]

ROSEMARY CLOONEY TENDERLY 29 original mono recordings 1947-1952 Complied by Ray Crick and David Lennick Remastering by Doug Shearer LIVING ERA CD AJA 5460 [77.39]

THE FABULOUS FIFTIES Hits of 1952 - Here In My Heart 27 original recordings by original artists LIVING ERA CD AJA 5452 [77.22]

Richard CROOKS (1900-1972) Songs from Operettas, Musicals and Films NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120639

51 songs of George GERSHWIN   Sung by Fred Astaire; Ella Fitzgerald; Judy Garland; Frank Sinatra; Sarah Vaughan; Al Jolson; Lawrence Tibbett; Dick Haymes; Paul Robeson; Peggy Lee and Whispering Jack Smith.Original mono recordings 1925-1951   Available on Living Era Records CD AJA 263 2 CDs  

KATE SMITH THE SONGBIRD OF THE SOUTH 25 original mono recordings 1927-1947 LIVING ERA CD AJA 5465 [77.31]

GEORGES METAXA WAKE UP AND DREAM Love Songs From a Lost Troubadour LIVING ERA CD AJA 5449 [76.07]

FRANK CRUMIT THE GAY CABALLERO 24 original mono recordings 1925-1935 l ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5457

AL BOWLLY SAY, DON’T YOU REMEMBER? His 50 finest original mono recordings 1931-1941 ASV LIVING ERA CD AJS 265 2 CDs [2hrs 33mins]

GERTRUDE LAWRENCE "STAR!" Original mono recordings from 1925-1944 also featuring Noel Coward ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5265 [62.20]



Lena Horne – the young star   BLUEBIRD 09026 63964 2   [44:23]

Rosemary Clooney – the girl singer    BLUEBIRD 09026 63927 2   [40:57]

OVER THE RAINBOW THE YOUNG JUDY GARLAND Original Recordings 1936-1949 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120563 [62.36]

EDITH PIAF: Tu es partout Original 1935-1947 recordings NAXOS Nostalgia 8.120553 [63’49"]

THE WHITE DOVE LAWRENCE TIBBETT Ballads and songs from Films and Operetta 1926-1931Transfers and restoration by Peter Dempsey NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120593 [60.40]

A PAUL WHITEMAN "POPS" CONCERT Featuring Bing Crosby, Hoagy Camichael, and Bix Beiderbecke Recorded 1927-1929 NAXOS Nostalgia 8.120520 [59’46"]

ART TATUM HOLD THAT TIGER Art Tatum - piano Recorded 1933 - 1940 Naxos Jazz Legends 8.120610

VERA LYNN - "YOURS SINCERELY" The Early Years: Volume 2

HITS OF 1930 - "Happy Days Are Here Again!" NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120634 [63.23] [JD]

EARTHA KITT HEAVENLY EARTHA Bluebird's Best CD 09026 63901 2 The Comedy Harmonists – "Whistle While You Work"

Ivor NOVELLO (1893-1951) "Shine Through My Dreams" Original recordings 1917-1950 NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120600 [67.00]

Perry Como Some Enchanted Evening Naxos Nostalgia 8.120599

MARIAN ANDERSON SOFTLY AWAKES MY HEART Arias, Songs And Spirituals. Original Recordings 1924 - 1944 Naxos Nostalgia 8.120566

THE ALMANAC SINGERS VOL. 1 TALKING UNION Featuring Woody Guthrie and Pete SeegerOriginal 1941 - 1943 Recordings Naxos Nostalgia 8.120567


THE GREAT LARRY ADLER Original recordings Vol. 1 (1934-1947) NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120608 [62’ 32"]

Bing Crosby Some of These Days Classic Crosby Volume 2: Original Recordings 1931-1933 Naxos Nostalgia 8.120562

Fancy Meeting You Here CROSBY-CLOONEY Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby with Billy May and his Orchestra BLUEBIRD/BMG 09026-63859-2 [49:47]

JOSEF LOCKE: Hear my Song, Violetta NAXOS Nostalgia 8.120549 [56.13]

Gordon MacRae - It’s Magic ASV CD AJA 5394 [72:16]plus review of Ruth Etting – America’s Sweetheart of Song ASV CD AJA 5374 [73:21]

LARRY ADLER The Genius of Larry Adler DECCA 466 133-2 [55.29] [CF]


Eric COATES (1886 -1957) Historical recordings 1926 to 1940 By The Sleepy Lagoon etc. NAXOS 8.110173 [59.53]

Jack HYLTON (1892- 1965) She Shall Have Music Jack Hylton and his Orchestra ASV CD AJA 5390 [76:59}

Edmundo Ros Mambo Jambo Nostalgia NAXOS 8.120551

"A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY" The Golden Age of the British Music Hall: Recordings from 1901-1931  ASV Living Era CD AJA 5363 [74.56]

Al Jolson (1886 - 1950) Volume 1: 1911-14 Naxos Nostalgia 8.120514 [54.28]

Richard TAUBER Favourites Vol. 1. Naxos Nostalgia 8. 120513 [60.12]

The Singing Cowboys in the Movies

Good Order ! Ladies and Gentlemen please:Traditiona l singing & music from 'The Eel's Foot', Eastbridge, Suffolk recorded in the 1930s & 40s.

Classic Crosby Vol. 1

Paul Whiteman Music for Moderns - Paul Whiteman and his Concert Orchestra Vol.1 - Paul Whiteman and his Dance Band Vol.1



Gershwin plays Gershwin (original r ecordings 1919-1931)

"Fascinating Rhythm" Fred Astaire complete recordings Volume 1 - 1923-1930

Mario Lanza sings …My Romance

THE INK SPOTS To each his own

The Songs of Cole Porter

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