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 )
Our very special guest on this week's VCT is ex-cop, and drummer with The Victoria Jazz Band, Mr. Tom Cord. Tom chooses some of his biggest musical influences, and shares a story or two from his colourful Hong Kong history.
We'll have some cartoon fun this week, featuring the voice of William Arnold Costello as Popeye! And, some Chicago jazz comes from The Harlem Hamfats, with great vocals from Harry Prime, Bob Borger, and the one and only Ricky Nelson.
This week on VCT, Colin explores tunes not heard on the radio for a very long time. Turn up your wireless for a Sunday morning blast of Lula Reed, Charlie Parker, Arthur Tracy, Sy Oliver, and more. Some of the morning's proceedings are brought to you in Hi-Fi, with... accordion accompaniment!