The leisurely, moneyed life of the leisure classes of the thirties has vanished for ever. All swept away into a past fondly recalled in songs by Frank Sinatra, Carroll Gibbons, Jack Buchanan, Al Bowlly. This great album features another 22 tracks on this third offering from the Past Perfect ‘Sophistication’ series CDs.
Featuring recording by Hildegarde, with Caroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends: This Year’s Kisses. This version licensed by us for the feature film Nightmare Alley, starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
“Don’t know how you did it, but you nailed it! Thank you so much, I’ve been painting my house and drinking champagne and listening to this over and over. Took me back to a place I’ve never been” J Mang
The leisurely, moneyed life of the leisure classes of the thirties has vanished for ever. The elegance is still there of course, and the shops and the nightlife; but the rich and famous spend more time globe-trotting. The delights of nightclubs, restaurants and hotels are of a different order now. The time has long since past when various establishments vied for custom through the excellence of their music, their own bands for dancing and listening to, the glittering cabaret stars, singers, speciality acts and variety performers, all swept away into a past now fondly recalled by those lucky enough to have seen them perform, but who can now enjoy many of their performances captured on recordings made during those glamorous far off times.