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Album Review

Avid presents 25 classic British dance band sides recorded by Jack Hylton and his orchestra in London and Berlin between July 1927 and December 1939 . The earliest of these, "Me and My Jane in a Plane," was utilized in a rather precarious publicity stunt when the band performed it aboard a low-flying aircraft that circled Blackpool Tower while littering the crowded beachfront with sheet music. "Chinatown, My Chinatown" and "Limehouse Blues" are relics of Tin Pan Alley's peculiarly ignorant fascination with the Ethnic "Other." Sung by Dolly Elsie, "Boom!" is an Anglicized cover of Charles Trenet's still-popular novelty hit "Boum!" Hylton was well-received in Europe between the two World Wars; this compilation contains three recordings made in Berlin: "Wir Wollen Tun, Als Ob Wir Freunde Wären"; "Ich Bin So Scharf Auf Erika" sung by Siegfried Arno, and "Herr Lehmann, Herr Lehmann, Was Macht Die Frau Gemahlin in Marienbad?" sung by Marcel Wittrisch.


Born: 02 July 1892 in Bolton, Germany

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

Born in Great Lever, this artist was one of Great Britain's greatest big band leaders and theater producers. Jack Hylton's father and mother were employed in a cotton mill and as a school teacher respectively; near the close of the 19th century Hylton began taking piano lessons. A few years later his father moved from the mill to running his own pub, providing a series of gigs in which young Hylton either accompanied his father's or his own vocalizing. As the first decade of the new century unfolded,...
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