Re: [OTRMP3] Re: looking for british pre 1946 otr
- Lovely site!
Just started listening to a few of the recordings and goodness me, it swings!
I'll be dancing to that music (in 1930s clothing) one of these days!
Thank you for sharing!
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Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 1:21 AM
Subject: [OTRMP3] Re: looking for british pre 1946 otr
Here's a show from Bill Chambless' show, Scratchy Grooves in which he features Ms.
Bill's son, John, has been converting his dad's shows to mp3. It's a wonderful site:
"George Wagner" <georgewagner@...> wrote:
> Jo, do you know where I might be able to find any of the radio
> work the once-famous American jazz and blues singer Marion Harris
> (Mary Ellen Harrison, 1896-1944) did for the BBC during the middle
> 1930s? I'm told that some of this was commercially issued on LP years
> Marion is almost entirely forgotten over here in her native land,
> George Wagner
> georgewagner@... (in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
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- Yes, it's the same Marion Harris. Sometimes it gets mis-spelled
as "Marian". (Tallulah Bankhead used "Marian" in her
I have all of Marion's commercially-issued records on cassette,
but am of course interested in her British radio work.
Marion appeared on a number of NBC programs of the late 1920s and
early 1930s, and had her own NBC late night program circa 1930, which
keeps the matter on-topic for the OTR lists.