A repodcast of a Bigband Serenade episode, produced by Dennis Humphrey back in 2005. I make a few comments before playing the episode in it’s entirety as it appeared on the Bigband Serenade podcast. If you enjoy the work of Dennis, I even left in his sponsor ad which he is still participating in, so take part in his offer. He’ll appreciate you for doing it.
Dennis introduces bigband leader, Henry Bassey, and shares a 1935 live band remote. Songs you’ll hear include:
- Rose Room.
- Carl Grayson sings, On a Cloud.
- The Continental.
- Lynn Karnes sings, Honeysuckle Rose.
- Haunting Blues.
- Marian Holmes sings, Here Comes Cookie.
- Sidewalks of Cuba.
Notes and observations: Rose Room was the theme song that Phil Harris used in his Coconut Grove days. Before he was made part of the Jack Benny program in 1936. I didn’t realize the Continental was as old as this. I’m used to hearing Glenn Miller or Benny Goodman’s version from5 to 10 years later. Honeysuckle Rose was already an oldie even in 1935, and a music standard by the era of World War 2, and you hear it often in musical programs like Jubilee or Command Performance. Jazzed up, or spoofed up, but rarely done straight like it is here.
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