Our popular album featuring classic tracks from Al Bowlly, the greatest dance band singer of them all. Enjoy 24 favourite and rare Bowlly tracks.
“On a lovely summer afternoon, what could be better than sitting in the garden, a glass of something in your hand and listening to Al’s voice singing on the breeze. A timeless pleasure indeed.” Amazon customer
When I was seventeen, a girl with whom I was friendly took me to see her sister who was setting up her first matrimonial home. “You collect records”, the sister said, “here’s a box of old 78s I found in the attic”. They were old indeed! A quick glance showed they were Decca records from the early 1930s, and were all by Roy Fox and his Band ‘At the Monseigneur Restaurant’. Unfortunately I didn’t like old Decca records. They had loud surface noise and the recording quality was often dreadful. However, politely, I took them. Once I got home I tried them out, and the surface noise was just as bad as I’d feared, and the band was thin-sounding and distant; but the anonymous vocalist on most of the records had an appealing voice. He sounded quite a ‘character’ on the up-tempo numbers and the romantic titles were sung with genuine feeling. It took a year for someone to identify the singer for me. It was Al Bowlly and by then I was an addict.