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18 September 2009

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Here's the next in the series of Hits from ASV, another good mix of artists from both sides of the pond. I hadn't heard many of these until I picked up this cd a few years ago. That was before the era of streaming internet radio, so my exposure was limited and this was the first time I had heard Al Bowlly. Shocking, I know. Others have covered the tune, but can anyone top his version of Love Is The Sweetest Thing? And though I'm no Rudy fan by any great measure, he doesn't do too bad on the last track. Unfortunately I do not have the Hits of '33, so the next post in this series will cover 1934. Enjoy. +


1. As Time Goes By - Binnie Hale with the Savoy Orpheans, Carroll Gibbons - piano
2. Sun Has Got His Hat On - Ambrose & His Orchestra, Sam Browne - vocal
3. Clouds Will Soon Roll By - Ambrose & His Orchestra, Elsie Carlisle - vocal
4. Please - Bing Crosby, Anson Weeks & His Orchestra
5. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Ivie Anderson, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
6. Love Is the Sweetest Thing - Al Bowlly, Ray Noble & His New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, Harry Jacobson - piano
7. Goodbye Blues - The Mills Brothers
8. I'll Never Be the Same - Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends, Anne Lenner - vocal, Matty Malneck - violin
9. Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Noël Coward, Ray Noble & His New Mayfair Dance Orchestra,
10. Mad About the Boy - Gertrude Lawrence with the Chenil Studio Orchestra
11. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You - Gene Austin, The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
12. Happy Go Lucky You (And Broken Hearted Me) - Syd Lipton & His Grosvenor House Band, Sam Browne - vocal
13. Underneath the Arches - Flanagan & Allen with Henry Hall & BBC Dance Orchestra
14. By the Fireside - Al Bowlly, Ray Noble & His Orchestra
15. Gipsy Moon - Ray Noble & His New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, Richard Crooks - vocal
16. Isn't It Romantic? (Love Me Tonight) - Jeanette MacDonald with Nat Finston & Paramount Studio Orchestra
17. Song Is You - Lawrence Tibbett with Nat Shilkret & His Orchestra
18. I've Told Ev'ry Little Star - Mary Ellis with His Majesty's Theatre Chorus & Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
19. When We Are Alone (Penthouse Serenade) - Al Bowlly, Ray Fox & His Band
20. Say It Isn't So - Greta Keller with Victor Young and His Orchestra
21. Paradise - Bing Crosby with Victor Young & His Orchestra
22. When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Paul Robeson with Ray Noble & His New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
23. Auf Wiederseh'n, My Dear - Layton & Johnstone
24. Let's Put Out the Lights (And Go to Sleep) - Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees


boppinbob said...

Absolutely wonderful. I do like these year compilations. A similar collection was by The Card Company with "A Time To remember". With dates from 1930 up to the present day, you would get 20 tracks from the E.M.I vaults for each year. The CD would be in a card holder (for giving to someone as a gift on their birthday.)
It's a shame you haven't got the 1933 album . I'll keep a look-out for you.
All the very best,

Terrible Terry said...

When I first heard "As Time Goes By," I thought it was Adriana Caselotti! (voice of Snow White) I really like this Binnie Hale version.

Richard Crooks sure had a smooth voice didn't he? Reminds me of Tino Rossi.

Say, what's the bass man's problem on the Al Bowlly tune "When We are Alone?" Yikes, talk about a Johnny One-Note! Guess he hadn't heard about the swing beat yet.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Who needs bass, or backing for that matter, when you have Bowlly crooning? :-)

It looks like I may have packed or am missing 1934, but 1935 and 1937 are sure things because I've already uploaded them.

Chester Proudfoot said...

I thought that "A Time To Remember" sounded familiar, and you can find some of those at Reci's Oldies (link is to the left).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this one! I love your blog...thank you so much!

Barron said...

Please re-up.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Link is updated.

bulldogUK said...

an updated link would be most appreciated
Many thanks


bulldogUK said...

It would be greatly appreciated if this link could be updated


bulldogUK said...

...am checking daily. These must be nearing the top of the priority queue ...

Many thanks


Chester Proudfoot said...

Sorry Bulldog! I obviously overlooked this, sorry about that. It's uploading now and I'll post the new link shortly.

bulldogUK said...

Many thanks Chester ... it was worth the wait.