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Old 30-01-2013, 20:17
Doghouse Riley
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I'm looking forward to this.
The dance bands in the big hotels were all British names in the thirties and there were a lot of them.

http://www.dennydennis.co.uk/dennyde...nce_Bands.html

So is it just a drama? Or was there actually a similar band of black musicians and singers?

Very few black musicians enjoyed success in the thirties in the UK.

The exception was probably "Hutch" (Leslie Hutchinson), a cabaret pianist/singer the only name I can think of who was black and very popular with society in those days. Often featured on the radio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XKk2Yl3tsw
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