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Sidney Torch

To check out Sidney Torch in photos — a slightly gaunt however dignified visage, slicked hair, evening dress up, along with a cigarette within a holder held elegantly — he’d be studied for an actor within a 1930s (as well as 1920s) movie. But he was in fact a superstar …

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Nat Gonella

Influenced by Louis Armstrong, Nat Gonella within the 1930s could possibly be regarded as the Wingy Manone or Louis Prima of England. He began playing within the jazz-oriented dance rings of Billy Natural cotton, Roy Fox, Ray Noble, and Lew Rock from 1929 to 1934 before leading his personal music …

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Spike Hughes

b. Patrick Cairns Hughes, 19 Oct 1908, London, Britain, d. 2 Feb 1987, London, Britain. In the first and middle-30s bass participant Hughes was energetic in UK dance music group and light music circles, playing and composing in an array of musical designs. A few of his compositions attemptedto mix …

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Spike Hughes

Spike Hughes, like a bassist (one of the better in the first ’30s), arranger, and bandleader, produced a significant (if little-known) contribution to jazz. He organized for English dance bands from the past due ’20s, before you begin an excellent group of jazz information in 1930 along with his Decca-Dents …

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William Glock

Few musicians could claim to have revitalized the musical tastes and interests of a complete generation of music-lovers. William Glock do so nearly single-handedly, and helped place Britain back for the social map when severe musical activity was at its least expensive ebb following the Second Globe Battle. From 1930 …

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A.L. Lloyd

A.L. Lloyd is typically not the name that involves mind 1st when the main topic of British folk music arises — at least not really for anyone beneath the age group of 40. Like a vocalist, collector of folk tunes, and arranger, nevertheless, Lloyd is among the most significant 20th …

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