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The Best Of British Dance Bands

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Gathered together in one unique collection - the finest bands and greatest recordings of British dance music's golden age. Featuring the bands of Joe Loss, Ray Noble, Ambrose, Jack Hylton, Billy Cotton, Jack Payne, Harry Roy and more.

Nothing evokes the glamour, spirit and atmosphere of the 1920s and 30s like a dance band in full swing - and now comes the chance to relive the golden decades of British dance music in a collection packed with classic recordings.

Here are the bands who lit up the BBC airwaves - Jack Hylton, Ambrose, Henry Hall, Geraldo, Carroll Gibbons, Jack Payne and more - playing the fabulous songs that they made their own. Signature tunes such as Roy Fox's "Whispering" and Jack Payne's "Say It With Music" showcase the flair and musicianship of these superstars of the West End ballrooms - each with their own distinctive style, and often boasting the talents of such legendary vocalists as Al Bowlly, Sam Browne and Vera Lynn.


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  2. Henry Hall and the New BBC Dance Orchestra & Val Rosing - It's Just the Time for Dancing
  3. Ambrose and his Orchestra - Night Ride
  4. Lew Stone and his Band & Al Bowlly - Easy Come, Easy Go
  5. Roy Fox and his Band - Whispering
  6. Geraldo and his Orchestra & Beryl Davis - I'm Old Fashioned
  7. Jack Jackson and his Orchestra & Fred Latham - What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  8. Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra & Billy Scott-Coomber - Down Sunnyside Lane
  9. Jack Hylton and his Ballroom Orchestra, Jack Jackson & Sam Browne Trio - Painting The Clouds With Sunshine
  10. Nat Gonella and his New Georgians - Georgia On My Mind
  11. Harry Roy and his Orchestra & Bill Currie - She Had To Go and Lose It at the Astor
  12. Debroy Somers Band & Dan Donovan - You're An Old Smoothie
  13. Lou Praeger and his Orchestra & Edna Kaye - My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time
  14. Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra & Joe Leigh - Moon Over Miami
  15. The Skyrockets & Leslie Douglas - The Stairway to the Stars
  16. Sydney Lipton and his Grosvenor House Dance Orchestra & Eddie Bryant - The Breeze and I
  17. Carroll Gibbons and The Savoy Hotel Orpheans & Maurice Elwin - Isn't It Romantic
  18. Billy Ternent and his Orchestra & Don Emsley - She's My Lovely
  19. The Squadronaires - There's Something In The Air
  20. Jay Wilbur and his Band & Jack Cooper - I Don't Want To Walk Without You
  21. Billy Cotton and his Band & Millicent Phillips - Yours
  22. Ray Noble and the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra & Al Bowlly - Goodnight, Sweetheart
  23. Eric Winstone and his Orchestra - Stage Coach
  24. Lew Stone and his Band, Nat Gonella, Alfie Noakes, Joe Ferrie & Joe Crossmans - The Continental
  25. Harry Roy and his Band & Bill Currie - Pick Yourself Up
  26. Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra, Sam Costa & Judy Shirley - The Sweetest Music This Side Of Heaven
  27. Ambrose and his Orchestra & Sam Browne - Dancing in the Dark
  28. Joe Loss and his Orchestra & Chick Henderson - Change Partners
  29. Ray Noble and his Orchestra & Al Bowlly - The Very Thought Of You
  30. Roy Fox and his Band & Sid Buckman - All I Do Is Dream of You
  31. Nat Gonella and his Georgians - Lady, Be Good
  32. Billy Cotton and his Band & Alan Breeze - Heat Wave
  33. Harry Roy and his Orchestra & Chorus - South American Joe
  34. Roy Fox and his Band & Barry Gray - Harbour Lights
  35. Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra & Val Rosing - The Teddy Bears' Picnic
  36. Geraldo and his Orchestra & Cyril Grantham - A Foggy Day
  37. Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans & Harry Bentley - On The Air
  38. Ambrose and his Orchestra & Sam Browne - Say It Isn't So
  39. Jack Hylton and his Orchestra & Tom Wareing - September In The Rain
  40. Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra - Say It with Music
  41. Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra & Dan Donovan - Radio Times
  42. Lew Stone and his Band & Suzanne Botterell - These Foolish Things
  43. Maurice Winnick and his Sweet Music & Vera Lynn - So Many Memories
  44. Henry Hall and the New BBC Dance Orchestra & Val Rosing - Here's to the Next Time
  45. Geraldo and his Orchestra & Eve Becker - Begin the Beguine
  46. Nat Gonella and his Georgians & Jimmy Mesene - Pennies from Heaven
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