1930s songs from artists such as Caroll Gibbons, Fred Astaire, Greta Keller and Marlene. This collection of 30s offerings covers a wide range of artists from both stage and screen with one common ingredient – Sophistication!
“Great change from the melancholic techno music I usually listen to. More uplifting while studying anyways. Totally gets me in the mood – thank you!” U. Hlif, USA
“I love these types of songs. Reminds me of music used in Miss Fisher Mysteries or Hercule Poirot. Love the feeling of nostalgia” Rob McCabe
The roaring Twenties, the era of the Charleston, flappers, vamps and sweet young things yielded to a less frenetic decade of popular music. Night club entertainers like Hutch and top bandleaders like Ambrose now began appearing ‘on the halls’ instead of largely confining themselves to exclusive (and expensive) nightspots and hotels. As a result, their popularity and record sales soared. This collection of 1930s offerings covers a wide range of artists of stage and screen with one common ingredient – sophistication.
Carroll Gibbons was born in Clinton, Massachusetts in 1903. He made his debut as a pianist when he was ten years old before going on to study at the Boston Conservatory. In 1924 he came to England, and joined a relief orchestra at the Savoy Hotel in London, and three years later became leader of the Savoy Orpheans. When they disbanded the following year, HMV Records appointed him as musical director; at the same time he also led the New Mayfair Orchestra. After a short spell back in America, he returned to London to lead the Savoy Hotel Orpheans. In 1950 he was appointed the Savoy Group of Hotels Director of Entertainments, a position he held until his untimely death four years later. Well known on radio in the Thirties and Forties, Carroll Gibbons And His Boy Friends here play the lively Top Hat, White Tie And Tails. You will probably recognise, too, the presence of his magic touch when he accompanies a number of singers on this compilation – Noël Coward, Hildegarde and Gertrude Lawrence.