Various ‎– Original Stars Of The 20's And 30's Sing And Play Songs In The Thames Television Production Of Funny Man

World Records (6) ‎– SH 396
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono

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A1 Elsie Carlisle With Piano Accompaniment By Carroll Gibbons I Love My Baby
Lyrics By – Bud GreenMusic By – Harry Warren (2)
A2 Layton & Johnstone* Bye Bye Blackbird
Lyrics By – Mort DixonMusic By – Ray Henderson
A3 "Whispering" Jack Smith* Acc. By The Whispering Orchestra* Miss Annabelle Lee
Written-By – Richman*, Pollack*, Clare*
A4 Elsie Carlisle With Piano Accompaniment By Carroll Gibbons So Is Your Old Lady
Lyrics By – Dubin*Music By – Burke*
A5 Layton & Johnstone* My And My Shadow
Lyrics By – Rose*Music By – Dreyer*Written-By – Jolson*
A6 Jack Hylton And His Orchestra , With Vocal Trio Including Sam Browne You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?
Lyrics By – De Sylva*, Brown*Music By – Henderson*Written-By – DeSylva, Brown and Henderson
A7 Leslie Sarony With Orchestra Conducted By Carroll Gibbons Don't Do That To The Poor Puss Cat
Written-By – Eyton*, Sarony*
A8 Melville Gideon Acc. Himself On Piano* Side By Side
Written-By – Woods*
B1 Will Perry's Orchestra , Vocal Maurice Elwin You Were Meant For Me
Lyrics By – Freed*Music By – Brown*
B2 "Whispering" Jack Smith* With Piano Accompaniment By Jack Smith* Blue Skies
Written-By – Berlin*
B3 The Rhythmic Eight , Vocals By Maurice Elwin I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Lyrics By – Fields*Music By – McHugh*
B4 Peggy Wood With Orchestra Conducted By Carroll Gibbons The Night Was Made For Love
Lyrics By – Harbach*Music By – Kern*
B5 Noël Coward With Piano Accompaniment By Carroll Gibbons Dearest Love
Written-By – Noël Coward
B6 Peggy Wood With Orchestra Conducted By Carroll Gibbons Try To Forget
Lyrics By – Harbach*Music By – Kern*
B7 Ted Wallace & His Orchestra , Vocals By Ed Kirkeby Ain't She Sweet
Lyrics By – Yellen*Music By – Ager*
B8 The Arcadians Dance Orchestra* , Vocals By Maurice Elwin Happy Days Are Here Again
Lyrics By – Yellen*Music By – Ager*

Companies, etc.



Original 78's for dubbing from the collection of Chris Ellis:

A1 recorded on May 25, 1926. Zonophone 2772, matrix Bb 8426-2
A2 recorded on February 18, 1927. Columbia 4304, matrix A 4863
A3 recorded on January 12, 1928. HMV B 2666, matrix (Bb12352III / 6-2974) / W 9746 band 1 (SHB 31)
A4 recorded on May 25, 1926. Zonophone 2757, matrix Yy 8427-1
A5 recorded on November 03, 1927. Columbia 4671, matrix A 6491
A6 recorded on August 29, 1929. HMV B 5695, matrix (Bb-17297-2) / W 9684 band 5 (SH 218)
A7 recorded on April 03, 1928. HMV B 2714, matrix (Bb-1 2901 -2) / W 9290 band 6 (SH 149)
A8 recorded on July 20, 1927. HMV ????, matrix Bb 11154-1
B1 recorded on May 21, 1929. Parlophone E-6167, matrix E 2480-1
B2 recorded on June 17, 1927. HMV B 2494, matrix (Bb 11038) / W 9746 band 2 (SHB 31)
B3 recorded on May 24, 1928. Zonophone 5148, matrix Yy 12994-2
B4 recorded on April 05, 1932. Columbia DB 797, matrix (CA 12540-3) / W 9315 band 8 (GX 4125311)
B5 recorded on March 24, 1938. HMV HMV B 8740, matrix (OEA6428-1) / XEX 913 band 6
B6 recorded on March 31, 1932. Columbia DB 796, matrix (CA 12533-3) / W 9315 band 6 (GX 4125311)
B7 recorded on January 21, 1927. Parlophone E-5787 or Ariel 4229 - in the UK. Original release in USA on Okeh 40760, matrix 80319 B
B8 recorded on January 29, 1930. Zonophone ????, matrix Yy 18621-3

Labels and recording dates were added after consulting Ross Laird, Richard Crawford and Jeffrey Magee, Brian Rust discographies and pages in the net, such as , , and older entries here in Discogs.

The sleeve provides only matrix info and dates (not always complete dates). I added full dates, the record company & catalog number and, in parenthesis, the original 78rpm matrices that I could find. Those entries with prefix W or XEX accompanied by the band indication are from other EMI or World Records Lp reissues and are followed, in parenthesis, by their catalog number. Please feel free to fill the details that I could not find.

Temporary cover photo from the net.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): W.10395
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): W.10396
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): W 10395-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): W 10396-1
  • Rights Society (A1, A7): Keith Prose Music / KPM
  • Rights Society (B1): Big 3 Music Ltd.
  • Rights Society (A2, A3, A5, B2): Francis Day & Hunter Ltd
  • Rights Society (A4, A8, B3, B7, B8): Lawrence Wright
  • Rights Society (A6, ): Chappell
  • Rights Society (B4, B5, B6 ): Chappell Music Ltd.