Friday, 11 September 2009

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Roy Fox Speaking - Decca ACL1172

02.Minnie The Moocher (v.Bowlly)
03.Kickin' The Gong Around (v.Gonella)
04.Jig Time (v.Bowlly)
05.I Got Rhythm (v.Bowlly)
06.Nobody's Sweetheart (v.Bowlly)
07.Geogia On My Mind (v.Gonella)
08. "Yes Yes" (My Baby Said "Yes") (v.Bowlly)
09.Old Man Of The Mountain (v.Bowlly)
10.If I Didn't Have You (v.Bowlly)
11.How'm I Doin? (v.Gonella & his band)
12. She Didn't Say Yes (v.Bowlly)
13.You're My Everything (v.Bowlly)
14.Oh! Monah (v.Gonella)

Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is Roy Fox glorious mono! Another 'Ace Of Clubs' release from the 60's. This features Roy Fox's band at it's very finest, recorded between 1931 & 1932. At the time, the band featured vocal refrains from both Al Bowlly and Nat Gonella, mugging it up a treat with their own unique vocal stylings. The Lp features mostly the hot sides the band recorded, including what must surely be the first recordings Nat Gonella made of both 'Oh! Monah' & 'Georgia On My Mind' (he went on to re-record them again at least 4 or 5 times each!). There's a bizarrely literal take on 'Kickin' The Gong Around' and a barnstorming take on 'Nobody's Sweetheart' by Al Bowlly. Also, there's no Listing for the tenor banjo player on 'OH! Monah), it's quite possible this could be a rare outing for Al Bowlly's banjo wrangling!

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  1. Thanks for the great downloads. My interest is the dance bands of the 20s - 40s so I'm a frequent visitor to your blog. Particularly like the British bands as I am a Brit.


  2. Thank you kindly, there's much more British dance to come when i get time to rip it all of vinyl!

  3. Great ! Looking forward to it.