Music aficionado and band leader Colin Aitchison presents the musicians who were the huge, million-selling recording stars of an often forgotten era.
Before Bruno Mars, there was Bing Crosby, before the likes of Adele, there was Billie Holiday ... and before Justin Bieber ... well, where to start!?!
There’s some terrific music and stories from the ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, plus a few laughs!
(Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am )
A special guest joins us this week. From the Hong Kong Philharmonic, trombonist Christian Goldsmith chooses a handful of discs that he grew up listening to on his grandfather’s 1925 Victor Talking Machine. His song choices include The Beautiful Sound, some Yankee Doodle Blues and the amazing Jack Teagarden on beer glass! Cheers!
Following on from our 1920s special a few weeks ago, this week we’re zooming in on some of the million sellers of the 1930s. Benny Meroff, Teddy Wilson, Ella, Louis, and Crosby are all stacked up on the auto changer this Sunday morning at 8:30
Catch Vintage Chart Toppers every Sunday morning at 8.30, here on Radio 3.