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- Noel Gay (born Reginald Armitage) was one of the most prolific British songwriters of the Thirties and early Forties. He is responsible, with Ralph Butler, for our two opening numbers.
- In The Mood is, as an instrumental, most closely associated with Glenn Miller and Joe Loss. More unusually we have a vocal version here, stylishly put over by the American 'sister act' The King Sisters (Alyce, Yvonne, Donna and Louise). This quartet flourished from 1939 under conductor Alvino Rey who married one of the sisters
- It should come as no surprise that Sam Browne (1898-1972) makes four appearances on this collection. The most versatile and prolific of dance band vocalists, Sam was consistently in demand during his peak years from the late Twenties to the late Forties.
- George Formby was at the height of his popularity during the first half of the war and delighted civilians and servicemen alike with his subtle (and not so subtle) double entendres and pokes at pompous commanding officers.
- The UK had the National Savings Movement; in the States civilians were encouraged to save too, witness Bing Crosby proudly informing us that he's Saving A Dime (Out Of Every Dollar).