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 - Wakey Wakey !! album art 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 album art Billy Cotton And His Band The World Of Billy Cotton Decca, Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band - From The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands album art Billy Cotton And His Band From The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands (Comp) World Records (6) UK 1970 Sell This Version
cdea 6125 Billy Cotton And His Band Follow The White Line(CD, Album) Vocalion cdea 6125 UK 2007 Sell This Version
ACL 1041 Billy Cotton And His Band - The Billy Cotton Band Show album art 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 126 Billy Cotton And His Band - It Happened In Monterey / Song Of The Dawn album art Billy Cotton And His Band It Happened In Monterey / Song Of The Dawn(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 126 UK 1930 Sell This Version
MR 222 Billy Cotton And His Band - Seven Veils / The Kiss Waltz album art Billy Cotton And His Band Seven Veils / The Kiss Waltz(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 222 UK 1930 Sell This Version
CB 67 Billy Cotton And His Band - I'm In The Market For You / Just Like A Story Book album art Billy Cotton And His Band I'm In The Market For You / Just Like A Story Book(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 67 UK 1930 Sell This Version
MR 221 Billy Cotton And His Band - The New Tiger Rag / Bessie Couldn't Help It album art 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 album art Billy Cotton And His Band Rhymes / Jolly Good Company(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 449 UK 1931 Sell This Version
CB 350 Billy Cotton And His Band - Trees / Smile, Darn Ya, Smile album art Billy Cotton And His Band Trees / Smile, Darn Ya, Smile(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 350 UK 1931 Sell This Version
CB 258 Billy Cotton And His Band - Egyptian Ella / I Lost My Gal From Memphis album art Billy Cotton And His Band Egyptian Ella / I Lost My Gal From Memphis(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 258 UK 1931 Sell This Version
CB 237 Billy Cotton And His Band - That Lindy Hop / By A Lazy Country Lane album art Billy Cotton And His Band That Lindy Hop / By A Lazy Country Lane(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 237 UK 1931 Sell This Version
DO-497 Billy Cotton And His Band - Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On / When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain album art Billy Cotton & His Band* / Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra* Billy Cotton & His Band* / Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra* - Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On / When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain(Shellac, 10") Columbia DO-497 Australia 1931 Sell This Version
CB 332 Billy Cotton And His Band - Nina Rosa / Serenade Of Love album art Billy Cotton And His Band Nina Rosa / Serenade Of Love(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 332 UK 1931 Sell This Version
CB 206 Billy Cotton And His Band - You're Lucky To Me / Memories Of You album art Billy Cotton And His Band You're Lucky To Me / Memories Of You(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 206 UK 1931 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band - Eleven More Months And Ten More Days album art Billy Cotton And His Band Eleven More Months And Ten More Days Regal UK 1932 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 Mackey & His Kit-Cat Band Billy Cotton And His Band / Percival Mackey & His Kit-Cat Band - Day By Day / To-day I Feel So Happy(Shellac, 10") Regal G21454 Australia 1932 Sell This Version
MR 491 Billy Cotton And His Band - I Wanna Be Loved By You / One Little Quarrel album art Billy Cotton And His Band I Wanna Be Loved By You / One Little Quarrel(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 491 UK 1932 Sell This Version
MR 595 Billy Cotton And His Band Tan Tan Tivvy Tally Ho! / When Yuba Plays The Rumba On The Tuba(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 595 UK 1932 Sell This Version
Billy Cotton And His Band - Dardanella / A Garden In Italy album art Billy Cotton And His Band Dardanella / A Garden In Italy Regal Zonophone UK 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 Billy Cotton And His Band - Ich Liebe Dich, My Dear / Just An Echo In The Valley album art 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

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