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Elsie Carlisle (1896-1977) was a prominent vocalist for the British dance bands of the 1920s-1940s and dominated the airwaves as "The Idol of the Radio."
Elsie Carlisle (1896-1977) was a prominent vocalist for the British dance bands of the 1920s-1940s and dominated the airwaves as "The Idol of the Radio."

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"Sweet Flossie Farmer (The Lovely Snake Charmer)." Words by Mort Dixon, music by Allie Wrubel (1935). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle with orchestral accompaniment on April 18, 1935. Decca F. 5524 mx. GB 7098-2.
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"A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." Words by Eric Maschwitz, music by Manning Sherwin (1940). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle under the musical direction of Jay Wilbur on April 11, 1940. Rex 9816.
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"Baby." Words by Raymond W. Peck and music by Percy Wenrich (1922); featured in the Broadway musical "Castles in the Air" (1926). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle, accompanied by Carroll Gibbons and an unidentified violinist, on April 5, 1927. HMV B2489.
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"Ten Cents a Dance." Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart (1930). Recorded by Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra, with vocals by Elsie Carlisle. London, March 31, 1931. Columbia CB 249 mx. CA11275.

Personnel: Jack Payne dir. Jack Jackson-Tommy Smith-t / Jesse Fuller-tb-bar / Dave Roberts-cl-ss-as-bar / Frank Johnson-Phil Trix-cl-as-o / William Taylor-cl-as-vn / Bob Eason-cl-ts / Eric Siday-vn / Bert Powell-vl / Bob Busby-p-a / Billly Scott-Coomber-g / Charlie Asplin-bb-sb / Bob Manning-d-x
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"Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?" Originally titled "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"; words and music by Hughie Cannon (1902). Recorded by Ambrose and His Orchestra with vocalists Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle in London on March 18, 1932. HMV B. 6162.

Personnel: Bert Ambrose dir. Max Goldberg-Harry Owen-t / Ted Heath-Tony Thorpe-tb / Billy Amstell-cl-as / Joe Crossman-cl-as-bar / Joe Jeanette-cl-ts / Ernie Lewis-Teddy Sinclair-Peter Rush-vn / Bert Read-p / Joe Brannelly-bj-g / Don Stuteley-sb / Max Bacon-d
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"My Man o' War" (Razaf-Williams). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle under the musical direction of Jay Wilbur in London in early March 1930. Decca C. 307.

Personnel: Jay Wilbur dir. ?Laurie Payne-?Jimmy Gordon-cl / Eric Siday-vn / ?Bert Read-p / Joe Branelly-g
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"Body and Soul." Lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, and Frank Eyton, with music by Johnny Green (1930). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle under the musical direction of Jay Wilbur in London c. early March 1930. Dominion C307 mx. 1713-1.
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The only recording Elsie Carlisle ever made with Al Bowlly:

"My Baby Just Cares for Me" (Donaldson-Kahn). From "John Watt's 'Songs from the Shows'," recorded on March 7, 1932. Decca K. 645 mx. GA4069-2.
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"Hold Up Your Hands (In the Name of the Law of Love)." Words by Mercer Cook and Thomas Blandford, music by J. Russel Robinson (1932). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle and Sam Browne on March 3, 1933. Decca F. 3504 mx. GB5634-2.
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"Sittin' in the Dark." Words by Harold Adamson, music by Jesse Greer (1933). Recorded by Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle on March 3, 1933. Decca F. 3504 mx. GB5631-2.
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