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 Sunday morning, Colin surrounds himself with some top 78s and early vinyl, featuring a young Tommy Steele, an echo drenched, humming Johnny Cash, and a joyous Jack Payne with the BBC DanceOrchestra. There are surprises from Ray Anthony, Charlie Spivak and more.
This week it's the biggies of the silver screen, or at least as many as Colin can fit into half an hour on a Sunday morning. From the beginning of the talkies through to the cool swagger of the 1950s, check out The Singing Fool, Going Places, Pal Joey, and many more.
Big movies. Big names. Huge Vintage Chart Toppers.
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.