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 )
In the Vintage Chart Toppers collection this Sunday morning, Colin digs up a beauty from 1926 by Phil Ohman. Victor Feldman takes on Georgia Brown. And, we have a curious record from Woody Herman and Nat King Cole… as you’ve never heard them before.
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