The Russell Davies Archive

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20170731

Wonderful music from earlier days that we shouldn't forget.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves -- the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond. But tonight we enjoy tracks by The Sunshine Boys, Burl Ives, Billie Holiday and Mary Martin from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

"classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s , 30s And 40s"20170626

A celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920's,30's and 40's. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. In this programme we enjoy tracks from The Boswell Sisters, Fats Waller, Bing Crosby and the unique sounds of Whispering Jack Smith from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

"classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s, 30s And 40s"20170703

A celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves -- the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond. But tonight we enjoy tracks from Bunny Berigan, Lee Wiley, Art Tatum, Hoagy Carmichael and Gracie Fields from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

Classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s , 30s And 40s20170626

A celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920's,30's and 40's. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. In this programme we enjoy tracks from The Boswell Sisters, Fats Waller, Bing Crosby and the unique sounds of Whispering Jack Smith from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

Classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s, 30s And 40s20170703
Classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s, 30s And 40s20170710

A celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves -- the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond. But tonight we enjoy tracks from Count Basie, Edith Piaf, Noel Coward, Johnny Mercer and Kay Starr from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

A celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves -- the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond. But tonight we enjoy tracks from Count Basie, Edith Piaf, Noel Coward, Johnny Mercer and Kay Starr from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

Classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s, 30s And 40s20170717

A celebration of classic numbers and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves -- the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond. But tonight we enjoy tracks by Judy Garland, Laurel and Hardy, Rudy Valee, Stan Getz and Hutch from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

Classic Tracks And Forgotten Gems From The 1920s, 30s And 40s20170724

Wonderful recordings we shouldn't forget.

The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves -- the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond. But tonight we enjoy tracks by Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Ethel Waters and The Harmonicats from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

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Wonderful music form an earlier age which we shouldn't forget.

In The Archive tonight we find Bob Hope thanking us for the memory, Vera Lynn heading up a wooden hill, one of the greatest jazz tracks of any era, Sydney Bechet's majestic version of Summertime and a reminder of a great talent rarely heard today Lee Morse. It's quite a noisy place this archive and full of recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and performing exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves - the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond until now.

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Wonderful music from a golden era that we shouldn't forget.

In The Archive tonight we find 3 dolls possibly in a shady nook listening out for the 5 O'clock Whistle keeping out of the way of Roll 'em Pete. It's quite a noisy place this archive and full of recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. We don't or can't look back further than the artifical barriers we've set ourselves - the beginnings of rock'n'roll perhaps, the Beatles era, flower-power or Punk. The place we don't go back beyond until now.

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How about a walk Down Forget Me Not Lane or Breeezin Along with the Breeze for starters?

Great music from a time when most gramophone records brought you three minutes of music for your money, and it was genuine stuff, untouched by electrical engineering. Tonight we join the classic pairing of Layton and Johnstone Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, discover what happened to The Waiter, The Ported and The Upstairs Maid, Ma Belle Marguerite pays a visit and the unique voice of Phil Harris implores the woodman to Spare that Tree.

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How about digging for gold, sheltering amongst the palms or Relaxin' at the Touro?