Billy Cotton And His Band

Billy Cotton And His Band

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Best known as the London Savannah band, this orchestra was formed by Billy Cotton in 1924. Cotton continued to direct the band throughout its existence.

At first a conventional dance band, the orchestra gradually tended towards music hall/vaudeville entertainment, introducing visual and verbal humour in between songs.
Famous musicians who played in Billy Cotton's band during the 1920s and 1930s included Arthur Rosebery, Syd Lipton and Nat Gonella. The band was also noted for their African American trombonist and tap dancer, Ellis Jackson. Their signature tune was "Somebody Stole My Gal", and they made numerous commercial recordings for Decca.
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Billy Cotton And His Band Discography Tracks

Albums

Billy Cotton And His Band, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, Alma Cogan, Russ Conway Billy Cotton And His Band, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, Alma Cogan, Russ Conway - Wakey Wakey !! (Album) Columbia UK 1961 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band Band Show Philips UK 1966 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band The World Of Billy Cotton Decca, Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
ACL 1041 Billy Cotton And His Band The Billy Cotton Band Show(LP, Mono) Ace Of Clubs ACL 1041 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MR 222 Billy Cotton And His Band Seven Veils / The Kiss Waltz(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 222 UK 1930 Sell This Version
MR 221 Billy Cotton And His Band The New Tiger Rag / Bessie Couldn't Help It(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 221 UK 1930 Sell This Version
MR 449 Billy Cotton And His Band Rhymes / Jolly Good Company(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 449 UK 1931 Sell This Version
CB 258 Billy Cotton And His Band Egyptian Ella / I Lost My Cal From Memphis(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 258 UK 1931 Sell This Version
MR 491 Billy Cotton And His Band I Wanna Be Loved By You / One Little Quarrel(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 491 UK 1931 Sell This Version
MR 609 Billy Cotton And His Band The "Oi" Song / I've Gone And Lost My Little Yo-Yo(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 609 UK 1932 Sell This Version
G21454 Billy Cotton And His Band / Percival Mackay & His Kit-Cat Band Billy Cotton And His Band / Percival Mackay & His Kit-Cat Band - Day By Day / Today I Feel So Happy(Shellac, 10") Regal G21454 Australia 1932 Sell This Version
G21562 Billy Cotton And His Band Wrap Your Arms Around Me / We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye(Shellac, 10") Regal G21562 Australia 1932 Sell This Version
C21275 Billy Cotton And His Band Eleven More Months And Ten More Days(Shellac, 10") Regal C21275 Australia 1932 Sell This Version
G-21499 Billy Cotton & His Band* The "Oi" Song / Underneath The Arches(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G-21499 Australia 1932 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band Dardanella / A Garden In Italy Regal Zonophone UK 1933 Sell This Version
G21925 Billy Cotton And His Band You Ought To See Sally On Sunday / We'll All Go Riding On A Rainbow(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G21925 Australia 1933 Sell This Version
G21584 Billy Cotton And His Band Say It Isn't So / Nightfall(Shellac, 10") Regal G21584 Australia 1933 Sell This Version
G21599 The Blue Lyres / Billy Cotton And His Band The Blue Lyres / Billy Cotton And His Band - Ich Liebe Dich, My Dear / Just An Echo In The Valley(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G21599 Australia 1933 Sell This Version
G21812 Billy Cotton And His Band "Falling For You" Selection / "Waltz Time" Selection(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G21812 Australia 1933 Sell This Version
MR 866 Billy Cotton And His Band Skirts / Super Tiger Rag(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone MR 866 UK 1933 Sell This Version
MR 1035 Billy Cotton And His Band Avalon / Sophisticated Lady(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone MR 1035 UK 1933 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band The Third Tiger / St. Louis Blues Regal Zonophone UK 1934 Sell This Version
G22165 Billy Cotton And His Band I Heard / How Am I Doin', Hey, Hey(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G22165 Australia 1934 Sell This Version
MR 1357 Billy Cotton And His Band With The Western Brothers Billy Cotton And His Band With The Western Brothers - Skee-Boo(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone MR 1357 UK 1934 Sell This Version
MR 1221 Billy Cotton And His Band Play To Me, Gipsy / Lonely Lane(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone MR 1221 UK 1934 Sell This Version

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