About the show
Playing tracks by
Max Geldray, Larry Adler, Light Programme, Educating Archie, Light Progamme and more.
Imagine you are back in the 1950s. Tune your AM Radio to the BBC and listen . The harmonica was heard in many radio comedies, variety and serious music shows in the 1950s.
Here are some examples featuring Tommy Reilly, Larry Adler, Ronald Chesney, Max Geldray, The Morton Fraser Gang and The Three Monarchs. Shows mentioned include Dixon of Dock Green, The Grove Family, The Navy Lark, Educating Archie, The Goon Show, Workers' Playtime, and Variety Bandbox.
Tommy Reilly and Larry Adler were also performing classical music, written
specifically for harmonica, with orchestras at this time.