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Sandy Powell is remembered for his long running series of sketch recordings which started in 1929. In this first Album, we hear his variations on "The Lost Policeman", a sketch based upon his stage show at the London Palladium. Amongst other happenings, Sandy goes "On the Dole" and "Buys a Wireless Set". Good, clean humour for all the family.

Sandy Powell - The Lost Policeman
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Leslie Hutchinson, known to millions as Hutch, rose to fame in the 1930s with his combination of charm and unique vocal and piano style. On this Album are featured some of the many solo recordings which Hutch made during his career in England, including I'm a Gigolo which was composed for him by Cole Porter. Leslie Hutchinson - Hutch was the subject of a Channel 4 TV documentary, High Society's Favourite Gigolo, broadcast on 25 November 2008

Hutch  - The London I Love
Hutch (Leslie Hutchinson) - The London I Love - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

The fame of Max Miller was so wide that he featured on the cover of the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" Album Cover. Earning the name of Cheeky Chappie for his irrepressible delivery of songs and gags, he recorded a number of his live performances. Most famous is his legendary recording at the Metropolitan, Edgware Road at the end of 1957 which really was the swansong of music hall. As well as this performance, three other live shows are included, plus two bonus studio tracks to make up a full Album of great entertainment.

Max Miller - Max at the Met
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Cyril Fletcher, now remembered for his appearances on BBC TV "That's Life", started his broadcasting career in 1936 at the age of twenty two. The recordings on this Album date from this early part of his career. Cyril Fletcher's recitation of "Dreamin' of Thee" was originally part of his performance in the pierhead Fol de Rols Concert Party, and the title soon became a catch phrase. As well as Odd Odes, there is a superb spoof BBC interview with a "War Worker"

Cyril Fletcher - Odd Odes
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Beatrice Lillie was described by Noel Coward in the following terms "Her meticulous skill, her brilliant handling of her material and her impeccable taste have entranced audiences all over England and America." Originally from Canada, she became the leading revue comedienne of London and New York.

Beatrice Lillie - Oh For a Night in the Ballroom
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Jenny Howard was often called The Poor Man's Gracie Fields as she recorded many cover versions of Gracie Field's songs. This reflects just a small part of her popular career, as she was a star in her own right in films and on the stage as well as her recordings. A native of Walthamstow, she initially appeared with Percy King who became her husband and manager. In 1940, Jenny Howard took up permanent residence in Australia.

Jenny Howard - Queen of Hearts
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Mabel Constanduros created the first "radio family" with her invention of The Buggins Family. Initially broadcast in 1925 and with regular broadcasts from 1928, Mabel Constanduros wrote over 250 scripts. At first she played all the speaking parts including Mrs Buggins, Grandma and the three children, but soon she was joined by Michael Hogan who played the role of father. On this Album there are 13 separate sketches, often including the cantankerous Grandma, who was at the heart of the radio progamme.

Mabel Constanduros -The Buggins Family
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Harry Torrani was famous during the 1930's for his yodelling songs. Appearing as the "Yodelling Cowboy from Chesterfield" his style was more of a "straight" singer than the comedy style of George Van Dusen.  As well being an accomplished performer, he also wrote most of his own material. He appeared in Variety Theatres worldwide and also made wireless broadcasts.

Harry Torrani - The Roaming Yodeller
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The Album covers the span of Randolph Sutton's recording career in the 1920s and 1930s, with many cheerful songs from the depression years. Also included on this Album is a live version of Randolph Sutton's famous song On Mother Kelly's Doorstep recorded with an audience in Collins' Music Hall in 1950.

Randolph Sutton - On Mother Kelly s Doorstep
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Wish Wynne started her career in Music Hall and later became popular on the Wireless with her character sketches. In particular, her fairy-stories, told as a Cockney girl would tell them, and including things and politicians from real life, were classics of their time.
Other Characterisations include the young country girl who wonders about her young man in I dunno and the Slavey in A Servant Girl.

Wish Wynne - The Servant Girl
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