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28 April 2009

Sweet As A Song

One of the great crooners, rivaling Bing Crosby. All one can do is listen and enjoy. This is the only Bowlly cd in my collection, however I have three or four LPs for which I'm in the process of ripping. They'll be posted sometime in the near future. I forgot to include it with the file, but a scan of the back cover with track and recording info is here. Enjoy. +


1. Marie
2. Sweet Someone
3. Colorado Sunset
4. Is That The Way To Treat A Sweetheart?
5. When Mother Nature Sings Her Lullaby
6. Two Sleepy People
7. Sweet As A Song
8. Goodnight Angel
9. Any Broken Hearts To Mend?
10. Al Bowlly Remembers (medley): Lover Come Back To Me / Dancing In The Dark / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
11. The Very Thought Of You
12. You're As Pretty As A Picture
13. Proud Of You
14. True
15. Summer's End
16. There's Rain In My Eyes
17. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
18. When The Organ Played "O Promise Me"
19. While The Cigarette Was Burning
20. Penny Sernade


Uncle Deetou said...

For my money, Al is THE sound of the thirties... great blog, thanks for sharing such wonderful music!

BobSanders said...


Thanks for this great Al Bowwlly CD and for all your other great posts. Looking forward to more of Al and any other British Dance Bands or singers of the 20s - 50s.



Chester Proudfoot said...

You're both welcome. Bowlly is certainly one of those signature voices from the 30s, but I think a lot of credit has to go to both Ray Noble and Lew Stone as well. Good stuff. I'll post more as soon as I can finish ripping and tagging the tracks.

JBF said...

Hi there

Love your blog and this post in particular brought me here!

Wonder if we could exchange links to our respective sites?

Much appreciated


Chester Proudfoot said...

Welcome! Your link has been added.

Shango said...


Just read his short-bio on last.fm:
"Bowlly was born in Mozambique to Greek and Lebanese parents who met en route to Australia and moved to South Africa. He was brought up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and killed by the explosion of a parachute mine outside his apartment in London during the Blitz."

Woah! :)