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 )
This week on Vintage Chart Toppers, it's 'side 1' of a little series on the story of the record labels. RCA Victor had some of the biggest names of the day recording for them; Hal Kemp, Vaughn Monroe, Paul Whiteman, Tommy Dorsey, and 'The King' himself; Elvis. We'll hear these great artists on Sunday, and more, not forgetting RCA's biggest star of all... Nipper, the dog!
Every Sunday morning from 8.30 to 9
This week, Colin’s special guest is top singer Martin Eaton. We link up with him in Norwich in the UK, to find out how he got into the music business, and ended up working with some amazing names over the years as well. He’ll also choose some of the vintage recordings that really stand out for him, and we’ll get to hear him sing, too. Also in this episode; listen out for Bill Perkins, Ben Webster, Nat King Cole, Les Brown, and more… on Vintage Chart Toppers.