Episode 345 – From Nigel Ogden’s Archive: VE Day Memories

On this week’s show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive with some memories of music associated with VE Day. You will hear stalwart wartime broadcasts such as Sandy MacPherson, Reginald Foort and Reginald Dixon

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Music Played

I’ll Play To You/Marche MilitaireSandy MacPhersonGrand Theatre, Llandudno

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Nigel Ogden Archive1945
21 Today/When They Sound The Last All Clear/Rule Britannia/I’m Going To Get Lit Up When The Lights Go On In London/Don’t Fence Me InSandy MacPherson & John SnaggeGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
His Master Voice (HMV) (XLP 50002)1966
I Do Like To Be Beside The SeasideReginald DixonTower Ballroom, Blackpool

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Nigel Ogden Archive1963
Forces Calling Broadcast Excerpt Including: Canadian Capers/Temptation Rag/I’m Just Wild About HarryReginald DixonAbbey Road EMI Studios

3/9 Compton
Nigel Ogden Archive1942
BBC AEF Signal – Oranges And LemonsHarold SmartNovachordCoronet Sound Productions (NCM 210)1994
A Musical Tour Round The Forces: There’s Something About A Soldier/Tramp Tramp Tramp/The Boys Are Marching/Beer Barrel Polka/Old Soldiers Never Die/Lords Of The Air/Wings Over The Navy/The Fleets In Port Again/Ship Ahoy!/Hearts Of Oak/Sailors Hornpipe/Rule BritanniaReginald FoortFoort Touring Organ 5/27 MöllerCoronet Sound Productions (NCM 210)1994
Pedro The FishermanSandy MacPhersonGrand Theatre, Llandudno

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Nigel Ogden Archive1945

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