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Primo Scala

Primo Scala was a bestseller on Rex Information along with his Accordion Music group but he didn’t really exist. The name was a pseudonym for musical movie director/manufacturer Harry Bidgood (b. 1898, London, Britain, d. 1955), who documented much private dance music within the 20s and 30s. He was pianist …

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Victor Olof

Trained being a conductor, violinist, and pianist, Victor Olof is certainly remembered chiefly being a documenting producer, albeit one with less celebrity than his counterparts, EMI’s Walter Legge and Decca’s John Culshaw. Ironically, Olof preceded Culshaw at Decca (previously referred to as London in the American marketplace) and coexisted using …

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Ivy Sawyer

b. 13 Feb 1898, d. 16 November 1999, California, USA. After dance appropriately with John Jarrot, Sawyer teamed up with Joseph Santley . Thereafter, they made an appearance frequently on stage jointly. Among the first Broadway shows where they made an appearance was Betty (1916), which went at the world …

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Conrad Leonard

b. 10 Oct 1898, London, Britain, d. 19 Apr 2003, Britain. After offering in the military during World Battle I, Leonard researched in the Guildhall College of Music. He performed piano in displays at seaside resorts, leading a music group at Eastbourne, Sussex. In the 30s, he toured the united …

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Lew Stone

London indigenous Lew Rock was an exceptionally well-known bandleader, arranger, and pianist through the entire ’30s. The self-taught musician also authored Tranquility and Orchestration for the present day Dance Music group, a reserve that was the typical in its field against which others had been measured for many years. In …

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Gertrude Lawrence

Gertrude Lawrence was among Great Britain’s brightest theatrical celebrities during the 1st fifty percent of the 20th hundred years. A lifelong friend and colleague of Noel Coward, Lawrence’s forte was advanced musical humor, where she exuded a energetic, charismatic stage existence that quickly overcame her shortcomings like a vocalist. She …

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