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 )
Among the highlights, band leader Colin Aitchison and the VCT Syncopators are joined by jazz historian Scott Black in a performance of "Jeepers Creepers", which was premiered by Louis Armstrong back in 1938. Catch the complete shows and the new series on RTHK Radio 3! (Sundays, 8.30am -- 9.00am)
It's another live band special this week, featuring The VCT Syncopators and very special guests, with Humph's Blues, Captain January, Sweet Sweet Georgia, and much more!
Colin’s special guests this week are swing dancers Claris Yip and Kingsley Man from Swing Pocket Dance Studio. They are choosing their favourite Vintage Chart Toppers to dance to, and what a choice of tunes! Roll up the carpet and get ready to lindy hop, jive, and swing to Ella & Louis, Sidney Bechet, Jimmie Lunceford, The Count, and The Duke.
We’re making our way through those autumn leaves this week on Vintage Chart Toppers, for our end of summer show. It will feature George Hall, The Revellers, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mercer, and Glenn Miller. Plus, a little behind the scenes look at the life of Eddie Fontaine… What a story… What great tunes!