Friday, November 30, 2012

Early London Jazz 78 RPM Records - Saturday, December 1 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on CRAGG

"British Dance Bands"on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, part of
"The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" air every Saturday, starting 2:30 pm (ET) / 11:30 am (PT) at

"I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket", " The Music Goes Round and Round" and "Run, Rabbit, Run" will be among the 78 RPM records  heard on the 21th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing this Saturday, December 1 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "
British Dance Bands", including:
  1. Henry Hall and His Gleneagles Hotel Band: Home (1931)
  2. The Ray Fox Band: Whispering (1933)
  3. Ray Noble and His Orchestra with The Freshman: Double Trouble (1935)
  4. Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra: Run, Rabbit, Run (1939)
  5. Jack Hylton: Run, Rabbit, Run (1939)
  6. Harry Roy and His Mayfair Hotel Orchestra : Run, Rabbit, Run (1945)
  7. Ray Noble and His Orchestra: Haunted House (1931)
  8. Billy Cotton's London Savannah Band: Sunny Skies (1928)
  9. Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra: I Like Bananas (1936)
  10. Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra: The Music Goes Round and Round (1936)
  11. Ray Noble and His Orchestra: Rhythm is Our Business (1935)
  12. Ray Noble and His Orchestra: Cherokee (1938)
  13. Debroy Somers, Piccadilly Revelers, Kit-Kat and London Radio: Bless Her Little Heart (1928)
  14. Ray Noble and His Orchestra: Let's Spill the Beans (1935)
  15. Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra: I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket (1936)

British dance band is a genre of popular jazz and dance music that developed in British dance halls and hotel ballrooms during the 1920s and 1930s, often called a Golden Age of British music prior to World War II.

Thousands of miles away from the true origins of jazz in the United States, British dance bands of this era typically played melodic, good-time music that had jazz and big band influences but also maintained a peculiarly British sense of rhythm and style which came from the music hall tradition. Often comedians of the day or music hall personalities would sing novelty recordings backed by well-known British dance band leaders. Some of the British dance band leaders and musicians went on to fame in the United States in the swing era.

Henry Hall was an English bandleader who performed regularly on BBC Radio during the British dance band era of the 1920s and 1930s, through to the 1960s.

Roy Fox was an American dance bandleader whose period of greatest popularity came during his years performing in England during the British dance band era.

Ray Noble was an English bandleader, composer, arranger, radio comedian, and actor. Noble wrote both lyrics and music for many popular songs during the British dance band era known as the "Golden Age of British music", notably for his longtime friend and associate Al Bowlly, including Love Is The Sweetest Thing, Cherokee, The Touch of Your Lips, I Hadn't Anyone Till You and his signature tune, The Very Thought of You. Noble also played a radio comedian opposite American ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's stage act of Mortimer Snerd and Charlie McCarthy, and American comedy duo Burns and Allen, later transferring these roles from radio to TV and popular films.

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.

Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.

17 weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.

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