Len Fillis Discography

a list of recordings featuring Len Fillis playing guitar/banjo/ukelele and other stringed instruments, in solos and group recordings and as a member of a dance band.

this page first published by John Wright, 26 April 2002
last update 18 February 2017vintage@r2ok.co.uk

The Len Fillis Discography aims to bring attention to the recorded output of one of the finest guitarists who played with the great British dance bands of the 1920's and 30's.
Although much of Len Fillis' recorded work consists of quiet rhythm support, and fairly unremarkable pseudo-Hawaiian music, many of his records feature moments of brilliance and virtuosity. Some very fine small-group rhythmic performances can be found on the Columbia label featuring Len Fillis performing with some of the best professional musicians working in London at the time. These groups could play the dance band tunes and the waltzes as required, accompany the popular singers of the day, and play a bit of jazz if they were allowed. Len Fillis also recorded several solo recordings featuring his playing of the banjo, ukulele, tenor guitar, steel guitar, spanish guitar. ofen accompanied by Sid Bright on piano. Many of the records are not listed in published discographies due to difficulties discographers find in music classification. This discography has no such limitations, if Len Fillis plays on a record it should be listed here. When first published about 600 recordings were known. The discography is a working document still in need of some detail in particular matrix numbers, recording dates and instrumentation of some of the small group and solo recordings that I've taken from from old record sales lists - see the sessions typed in BLUE.

You can hear several Len Fillis recordings on my podcasts, check the playlists at http://www.r2ok.co.uk/playlists.htm

I would welcome new information or suggestions for inclusion. There may be many other 'Hawaiian' recordings from the 1920's and 30's that involved Len Fillis, and he will certainly have supported many singing artistes that are not yet listed here, particularly on the Decca and Columbia labels.
Sources are indicated in black bold type JR=Jazz Records (Rust), BDBR=British Dance Bands On Record, with supplement (Rust/Forbes), CED=Complete Entertainers' Discography (Rust et al), NF=Norman Field, MR=Malcolm Rockwell, MH=Mike Hart, RP=Ray Pallett, JP=Jack Palmer (Vernon Dalhart discographer), JM=Joe Moore, TB=Terry Brown, MT=Mike Thomas, MT-TMR=Mike Thomas & Talking Machine Review, RJ=Richard Johnson (E. Carlisle discography), RL=Ross Laird, including details of Australian issues, DH=Dick Hill (Ahola discography), PD=Peter Dempsey, MS Michael Scott, AP=Albert Pattison, LC=Les Cook, SS=Sy Seite
JABW=John Wright (own collection), SL=sales lists in Gunn Report, Rhythm Rag, OK for Sound

latest count: 792 recordings (18 February 2017)

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, June 8, 1925
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/E.O.Pogson-cl-as-o/George Smith-cl-ts/HugoRignold-vn/Sid Bright-Fred Hartley-p/Len Fillis-bj/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
Bb6188-3 From Now On HMV B2051
Bb6189-3 Maybe You Will, Maybe You Won't HMV B2051
Bb6190-1-2-3 My Sugar Rejected
BDBR

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, mid-June 1925
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g
A-2170 Hot Miss Molly Columbia 3703
A-2171 Best Black Columbia 3704
A-2172 Un Peu D'Amour Columbia 3712
A-2173 I Can't Realise Columbia 3710
JR

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, late June 1925
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g
A-2199 Don't Bring Lulu Columbia 3703
A-2200 My Sugar Columbia 3704
A-2201 Tell All The World Columbia 3711
A-2202 Mighty Lak' A Rose Columbia 3712
JR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, August 10, 1925
Personnel as June 8, Len Fillis-bj
Bb6478-3 Can't Your Friend Find A Friend For Me? HMV B2100
Bb6479-2 Milenburg Joys HMV B2101
Bb6480-1 Alone At Last HMV B2100
Bb6481-1 My Sugar HMV B2101
BDBR

KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Oct 7, 1925
Personnel as June 8, Len Fillis-bj
Bb6880-3 Riverboat Shuffle HMV B2167
Bb6881-1 It's One Of Those Things HMV B2167
Bb6882-2 Wondering Rejected
BDBR

KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Nov 4, 1925
Personnel as June 8, Len Fillis-bj
Bb6882-4 Wondering HMV B2197, HMV B2197(Aust)
Bb7170-1 If You Hadn't Gone Away HMV B2197, HMV B2197(Aust)
Bb7171-3 Headin' For Home HMV B2229
BDBR, RL

KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Nov 20, 1925
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jim Kelleher-as/George Smith-cl-ts/HugoRignold-vn/Sid Bright-Fred Hartley-p/Len Fillis-bj/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
Bb7332-1 The Camel Walk HMV B2230, HMV B2230(Aust)
Bb7333-3 You Got 'Em HMV B2229
Bb7334-2 Close Your Eyes HMV B2230, HMV B2230(Aust)
BDBR, RL

KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Dec 2, 1925
Personnel as Nov 20, Len Fillis-bj
BR41-1 Mighty Blue HMV B2231
BR42-3 Piccadilly Strut HMV B5020
BR43-1 Somebody Has Raken You Out Of My Dreams HMV B2231
BDBR

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Dec 4, 1925
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Van Phillips-as/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-2633-1-2 Military Mike Columbia rejected
WA-2634-2 Wondering Columbia 3840
WA-2635-1-2 The Camel Walk Columbia rejected
WA-2636-1 The Piccadilly Strut Columbia 3840
JR

Len Fillis' popular Ukulele tutor

KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Dec 12, 1925
Personnel as Nov 20, Len Fillis-bj
Bb7567-3 I've Found A Bud Among The Roses HMV B2248
Bb7568-2 When I Waltz With You HMV B2248
Bb7569-3 Pas Des Echarpes HMV B5004
BDBR

KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Jan 1, 1926
Personnel as Nov 20, Len Fillis-bj
Bb7596-1 Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream HMV B5020
Bb7597-3 Ask Her HMV B5004
Bb7598-2 I'm Still In Love With You HMV B5034
BDBR

KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Feb 3, 1926
Personnel as Nov 20, Len Fillis-bj
Bb7823-2 Hawaiian Love Bird -wh HMV B5021
Bb7824-3 Who Loved You Best? HMV B5034
Bb7825-2 Song Bird -w HMV B5021, HMV B5021(Aust)
-wh, whistling Margaret McKee
BDBR, RL

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, May 17, 1926
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Van Phillips-as/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-3256-2 Fascinating Rhythm -v Col 3981
WA-3257-1 Lady Be Good -v Col 3981
WA-3258-1 Tentin' Down In Tennessee Col 4002, Col 4002(Aust)
WA-3259-2 Then I'll Be Happy -v Col 4169
-v, vocal Buddy Lee, Col 3981 and Col 4169 labelled as BUDDY LEE, acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
Terry Brown reports that Buddy Lee was a stage and review artiste
JR, RL

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, May 20, 1926
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Van Phillips-as/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-3277-1 If My Sweetie Comes Back To Me -v Col 4169, Col 0639(Aust)
WA-3278-1 Everthing's Gonna Be Alright -v Col 4077
WA-3279-1 Who'd Be Blue -v Col 4077
WA-3280-2 Honey Bunch Col 4002, Col 4002(Aust)
-v, vocal Buddy Lee, Col 4077, Col 4169 and Col 0639(Aust) labelled as BUDDY LEE, with THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
JR, RL

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, May 27, 1926
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jim Kelleher-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Sid Bright-Fred Hartley-p/Len Fillis-bj/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
Bb8448-1 I'm Lonely About You HMV B5101
Bb8449-1 Do You Believe In Dreams? HMV B5076
Bb8450-1 When You love More Than One HMV B5076
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, July 9, 1926
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jim Kelleher-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Jack Clarke-p-arr/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
BR555-2 While My Pretty One Sleeps -v HMV B5101
BR556-1 Adorable -v HMV B5102
BR557-2 What Good Is 'Good Morning'? HMV B5102
-v, vocal Jack Hylton
BDBR, MT-TMR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Aug 26, 1926
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jim Kelleher-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
Bb8864-2 Only You And Lonely Me HMV B5119
Bb8865-1 Breezing Along With Breeze HMV B5119
Bb8866-2 I've Got Some Lovin' To Do HMV B5166
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Hayes, Aug 31, 1926
Personnel as Aug 26, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb8900-3 In A Little Spanish Town HMV B5128
Bb8901-1 Dreaming The Waltz Away HMV B5125
Bb8902-1-2 While The Years Go Drifting By HMV B5125
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Sept 10, 1926
Personnel as Aug 26, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9200-2 That's Why I Love You HMV B5127
Bb9201-2 Hugs And Kisses HMV B5127
Bb9202-1 No Sir, That's Not My Girl -v HMV B5128
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

LEN FILLIS, with SID BRIGHT at the piano
London, ~19 Sept 1926
A-3941- Sort Of Uncertain Col 4383
- playing banjo.
A-3942- Suite Strings Col 4161, Col 4161(Aust) (a. No Sir, That's Not My Girl; b. Chinese Moon)
- playing ukulele, hawaiian guitar, guitar and banjo.
A-3943- Tamin' The Tenor Col 4161, Col 4161(Aust)
- tenor banjo solo.
A-3944- My Rose Col 4383, Col 0706(Aust)
- playing Hawaiian guitar.
NF, RL, LC

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London Sept 21, 1926
Personnel as Aug 26, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9235-2 Precious HMV B5140
Bb9236-1 Dream A Dream HMV B5133, HMV B5133(Aust)
Bb9237-1-2 D'ye Love Me? HMV B5133, HMV B5133(Aust)
BDBR, RL

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Oct 1, 1926
Personnel as Aug 26, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9277-2 I Wonder What's Become Of Joe? -v HMV B5140
Bb9278-2 That Night In Araby HMV B5142
Bb9279-2 June Rose HMV B5142
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Oct 11, 1926
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jim Kelleher-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
Bb9296-1 Brown Eyes In Your Dreams HMV B5146
Bb9297-3 Silver Rose HMV B5146
BDBR, MT-TMR (added Vivian Dunn)

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Oct 19, 1926
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/ ? Alfred Fields-bb/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-4285-2 Scatter Your Smiles Col 4177
WA-4288-1 Pretty Cinderella Col 4177
JR

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Nov 4, 1926
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/ ? Alfred Fields-bb/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-x/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-4387-1 Sonny Boy -v* Col 4176
WA-4388-1 Swingin' Along Col 4176
WA-4389-1 Because I Love You -v** Col 4164
WA-4390-1 Yes Sir, I Prefer Brunettes -v** Col 4164
-v*, vocal Al Starita. -v**, vocal Norah Blaney. Issued as NORAH BLANEY with the Gilt Edged Four
JR, RL

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Nov 4, 1926
Personnel as Oct 11, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9398-2 I'm In Love With You HMV B5179
Bb9399-2 Swinging Along HMV B5166
Bb9400-2 Out In The New-Mown Hay Rejected
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Nov 11, 1926
Personnel as Oct 11, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9418-2 Scatter Your Smile Away HMV B5179
Bb9419-1 Cuckoo HMV B5174, HMV B5174(Aust)
Bb9420-3 Crazy Quilt HMV B5174, HMV B5174(Aust)
BDBR, RL

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Nov 25, 1926
Personnel as Oct 11, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9484-2 My Gir's Got Eye Trouble HMV Rejected
Bb9485-2 Stampede HMV Rejected
Bb9486-2 Smilin' Joe HMV Rejected
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND
Small Queen's Hall, London, Dec 1, 1926
Personnel as Oct 11, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb9499-1 Just A Bird's Eye View Of My Old Kentucky Home HMV B5185
Bb9500-2 Sunday -v HMV B5185
Bb9501-2 Flapperette -a HMV B5184
-v, vocal Al Starita
-a, arranged by Lew Stone
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Dec 29, 1926
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jim Kelleher-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
(same as JACK HYLTON'S KIT-CAT BAND)
Bb10010-2 When You Smile HMV B5192
Bb10011-1 Tinker, Tailor HMV B5192
Bb10012-2 I Never Cried Beore I Met You HMV B5197
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Jan 7, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10038-2 She's Still My Baby -v HMV B5200
Bb10045-1-2 I Met Her In The Moonlight -v Rejected
Bb10046-2 Nina HMV B5200
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Jan 19, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10082-2-3 She Said And I Said -v HMV B5205
Bb10083-2 If You Can't Hold The Man You Love HMV B5205
Bb10084-1 Brown Sugar HMV B5208
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

ELSIE CARLISLE acc. by GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, ~Jan 27, 1927
Elsie Carlisle vocals, acc by Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/Sid Bright-p-cel/Len Fillis-g/Rudy Starita-x
WA-4758-1 Meadow Lark Col 4275
TB

ELSIE CARLISLE acc. by GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Feb 4, 1927
Elsie Carlisle vocals, acc by Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/Sid Bright-p-cel/Len Fillis-g/Rudy Starita-x
WA-4789-1-2 How many Times ? rejected
WA-4790-1-2 For My Sweetheart rejected
RJ

LEN FILLIS *Hawaiian guitar; **tenor guitar; ***tenor banjo. Acc. Sid Bright (piano)
London ~Feb 4, 1927.
WA-4801- Because I Love You* Co 4372, Col 0706(Aust)
WA-4802- Meadow Lark** Co 4372
WA-4803- Uncanny Banjo *** Co 4643, Col 0990(Aust)
WA-4804- Banjoviality*** Co 4643, Col 0990(Aust)
NF, RL

ELSIE CARLISLE with the GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Feb 7, 1927
Elsie Carlisle vocals, acc by Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/Sid Bright-p-cel/Len Fillis-g/Rudy Starita-x
WA-4805-1 I Can't Get Over A Boy Like You Co 4275
TB, RL

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Feb 9, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10145-2 If Tears Could Bring You Back To Me Rejected
Bb10146-2 Ain't She Sweet -v HMV B5211
Bb10147-2 Dreamy Amazon HMV B5221
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Feb 24, 1927
Max Goldberg-t-mel/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts-gfs/Eric Siday-vn/ ? Alfred Fields-bb/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-x/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-4918-1 Brotherly Love Col 4311
WA-4919-1 Yiddisher Charleston -v Col 4311
-v, vocal ?Max Bacon
JR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Small Queen's Hall London,, Mar 15, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10449-1-2 I'm Going To Follow The Rainbow HMV B5236
Bb10450-2 Sam, the Old Accordeon man -v HMV B5236
Bb10451-2 If HMV B5265
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Mar 23, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10328-2 Blue Train Song HMV B5246
Bb10329-2-3 If I Were You HMV B5245
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Mar 25, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10333-1 Who Do You Love? HMV B5247
Bb10334-2 Cock-a-Doodle, I'm Off My Noodle -v HMV B5246
Bb10335-2 Kiss Me Again HMV B5247
Bb10336-2 Julius -v HMV B5255
-v, vocal Al Starita. The last title is sung as Julia.
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Mar 30, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10352-2 Temperamental Baby -v HMV B5250
Bb10353-2 Cover Me Up With Sunshine HMV B5250
Bb10354-1-2 Dear Child HMV B5252, HMV EA314(Aust)
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Small Queen's Hall, London, Mar 31, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10506-2 I Wouldn't Fool A Little Girl Like You -v HMV B5253
Bb10507-1-2 Silver Song-Bird HMV B5252
Bb10508-2-3 Will You Be True? -v HMV B5253
-v, unknown vocalist
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Small Queen's Hall, London, Apr 5, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10511-2 You Can't Cry Over My Shoulder -v HMV B5257
Bb10512-3 My Sunday Girl -v HMV B5255
Bb10513-2 Two Lips On A Path Of Roses HMV B5257
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, Apr 7, 1927
Personnel as Dec 29, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10376-2 Castillian Nights -v* HMV B5256
Bb10377-2 Every Little Thing HMV B5256
Bb10378-2 Honeymoon Waltz Electrola EG523
-v, unknown vocalist. -v*, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

ED LOWRY acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, 9 Apr, 1927
Ed Lowry vocals, acc. Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d
WA-5215-1 Looking At the World Through Rose Coloured Glasses Col. 4422
WA-5216-1 Hello Blue Bird Col 4422
WA-5217-1 Maxie Jones, (King of the Saxaphones) Col 4376
WA-5218-1 And Then I Forget Col 4376
WA-5219-1 Cheer Up, Keep Smiling Col 4375
WA-5220-1 High, High High Up In The Hills Col 4375
JR, TB (confirms banjo presence)

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Small Queen's Hall, London, May 10, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
Bb10844-2 Cheer Up, Keep Smiling -v HMV B5278
Bb10845-2 You Know I Love You -v HMV B5277
Bb10846-2 Hello, Cutie -v HMV B5277
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

ED LOWRY acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, May 10, 1927
Ed Lowry vocals, acc. by ? Tom Smith-t/Nat Star-cl-as/Ray Starita-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d
WA-5424-1 Da, Da, Da Col 4390
WA-5425-1 I've Got A Wonderful Girl Col 4390
WA-5426-1 Everyone Is Trying The Charleston Now Col 4391
WA-5427-1 The Oliver Twist Col 4391
JR
Mike Thomas suggests Tom Smith-t

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Small Queen's Hall, London, May 13, 1927
Personnel as May 10, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10859-3 If You See Sally -v HMV B5278
Bb10860-1-2 Uncanny banjo -bj HMV B5279
Bb10861-2 Sad'n'Blue -v HMV B5279
-v, vocal Al Starita. -bj, presumably Fillis plays a banjo solo on one of his own compositions
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Hayes, May 17, 1927
Personnel as May 10, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10729-2 Number Ten HMV B5280
Bb10730-2 Muddy water -v, -a HMV B5298
Bb10731-2-3 Don't Tell The World -v HMV B5280
-v, vocal Al Starita
-a, arranged by Ray Noble MT-TMR
BDBR

JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS
Small Queen's Hall, London, May 19, 1927
Personnel as May 10, Len Fillis-bj-tg
Bb10879-2 South Wind -v HMV B5287
Bb10880-2 Lily HMV B5287
Bb10881-2 A Blues Serenade Rejected
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Wigmore Hall, London, May 31, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
WA-5592-1 I Need Some Cooling Off -v Col 4399
WA-5593-1 Side By Side -v Col 4411, Col 0757(Aust)
WA-5594-1 My Reg'lar Gal -v Col 4411, Col 0757(Aust)
WA-5595-2 Cuddle Up -v Col 4404
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR, RL

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Wigmore Hall, London, June 3, 1927
Personnel as May 31, Len Fillis-bj-tg
WA-5617-1 Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away -v Col 4447
WA-5618-1 Delirium Col 4447
WA-5619-2 My Heart Stood Still Col 4399, Col 0754(Aust)
WA-5620-1 Da-Da-Da -v Col 4404
-v, vocal Al Starita
BDBR, RL

this photo appeared on the cover of Len Fillis guitar tutor books SID BRIGHT, piano, and LEN FILLIS, hawaiian guitar
London, c. June 30, 1927
WA-5798- Community Blues Col 4471

LEN FILLIS, tenor guitar, and SID BRIGHT, piano
London, c.June 30, 1927
WA-5799- Food For The Soul Col 4471
JABW

LEN FILLIS AND SID BRIGHT, Guitar and Piano Duet
London, c. June 30, 1927
WA-5800- A Blues Serenade Col 4920
NF

Banjo solo by LEN FILLIS, Sid Bright at the Piano
London, c. June 30, 1927
WA-5801- Butterfingers Col 4920
NF

ART FOWLER and his ukulele (acc. guitar by Len Fillis)
London, c. July 1927
WA-5827-3 Sam, The Old Accordion Man Col 4466
WA-5828-2 Everything's Made For Love Col 4466
information from Jean-Claude Laval and Mike Thomas

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Wigmore Hall, London, Aug 12, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Max Bacon-d
WA-5975-1 When Day Is Done Col 4478
WA-5976-1 Nothing Could Be Sweeter Col 4613
WA-5977-1 Step On The Blues Col 4566, Col 0866(Aust)
WA-5978-1 Join The Navy -v Col 4613
WA-5979-1 That's My Hap-Hap-Happiness -v Col 4478
WA-5980-1 Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth -v Col 4462
WA-5981-1 Magnolia Col 4477
WA-5982-1 The Whispering Pines Of Nevada Col 4477
-v, vocal Al Starita (erroneously shown as Ray Sarita on Col 4462)
BDBR, RL
MT-TMR

Mike Thomas notes that there is no vocal on WA-5982 despite record label)

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Central Hall, Westminster, Sept 7, 1927
Personnel as Aug 12, Len Fillis-bj-tg
WA-6146-1 Hee I Am Broken-Hearted -v Col 4553
WA-6147-1 The Girl Is You, The Boy Is Me -v Col 4552
WA-6148-1 Tweet Tweet -v Col 4552
WA-6149-1 Lavender -v Col 4553
-v, vocal Eddie Collis (labels say Ed Collins - subsequent records also similarly credited)
BDBR

THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Sept 13, 1927
Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/?Rudy Starita-d
WA-6154-1 A Tree In The Park -v Col 4540
WA-6155-2 Where's That Rainbow? -v Col 4540
WA-6156-2 Gonna Get A Girl Col 4611
WA-6157-1 Cornfed* Col 4611
-v, vocal Dorothy Dickson, Col 4540 labelled as DOROTHY DICKSON, acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
* no violin
JR

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London, Sept 19, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
WA-6189-2 Souvenirs -v Col 4563, Col 0887(Aust)
WA-6190-2 Barbara Col 4641
-v, vocal Eddie Collis and Al Starita MT-TMR
BDBR, RL

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London, Sept 29, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Nat Star-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
WA-6296-3 If I Could Look Into Your Eyes Col 4601
WAX-3086-1 The Girl Friend: Selection, Part I Col 9265
Intro: The Girl Friend/What's The Use Of Talking/Step On The Blues
WAX-3087-1 The Girl Friend: Selection, Part II Col 9265
Intro: The Blue Room/Mountain Greenery
BDBR

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London, Oct 13, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
WA-6189-3 Souvenirs Col 4653
WA-6385-1 Oh, Doris, Where Do You Live? -v Col 4662
WA-6386-2 When I Met Sally -v Col 4656
WA-6387-2 Are You Happy? Col 4668
-v, vocal Joe Leigh MT-TMR
BDBR

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
London, Oct 17, 1927
Personnel as Oct 13, Len Fillis-bj-tg
WA-6402-2 C'est Vous (It's You) -v Col 4662
WAX-3097-3 Oh, Kay!: Selection, Part I Col 9271
Intro: Clap Yo' Hands/Oh, Kay!
WAX-3098-1 Oh, Kay!: Selection, Part II Col 9271
Intro: Do-Do-Do/Someone To Watch Over Me
-v, vocal Eddie Collis
BDBR

Guitar Solo by LEN FILLIS (Syd Bright at the piano)
London c.21 Oct 1927
WA-6428 Girl Friend - selection What's The Use Of Talking? Col 4709, Col 01010(Aust)
WA-6429 Girl friend - selection Blue Room; Mountain Greenery Col 4709, Col 01010(Aust)
WA-6430-1 Souvenirs Co 4678, Col 0991(Aust)
WA-6431-2 When You Played The Organ And I Sang The Rosary Co 4678, 0991
JM, RL

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, Dec 1, 1927
Personnel as Oct 13, Len Fillis-bj-tg; this session featuring Quentin Maclean - Wurlitzer organ
WA-6627-1 Georgia Land Col 4655
WA-6628-2 Diane Col 4654, Regal G20175(Aust)
WA-6629-1 There's One Little Girl Who Loves Me Col 4655
WA-6630-2 Remember Col 4654
BDBR, RL

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
London, Dec 17, 1927
Personnel as Oct 13, Len Fillis-bj-tg
WA-6706-1 Misunderstood Col 4704
WA-6707-1 I'm Jealous Col 4704
WA-6708-1 The Calinda Col 4718
WA-6709-1 In A Street Of Chinese Lanterns -v Col 4718
-v, vocal trio Eddie Collis, Al Starita and another
BDBR

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
London, Jan 5, 1928
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Nat Star-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
WA-6754-1 By The Waterfall Col 4702
WA-6755-1 There's A Rickety-Rackety Shack -v Col 4703
WA-6756-1 She Don't Wanna -v Col 4703
WA-6757-1 Music And Moonlight -v Col 4702
-v, vocal Eddie Collis
BDBR

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
London, Jan 13, 1928
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d
WA-6811-1 A Kiss Is Bliss, My Darling Col "for Vienna"
WA-6812-1 Ali Baba Col "For Vienna"
WA-6813-1 Community Blues -v Col 4732
WAY-2 Community Blues -v a 7" master
WA-6814-1 Tonight (I Wonder Where You Are) Col 4732
-v, vocal Eddie Collis
BDBR

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS HOT MUSIC
Cavour Restaurant, London, Jan 15, 1928
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/Len Fillis-g/Ronnie Gubertini-d
470 Dixie Bruns 147, Bruns 02331
471 Tiger Rag Bruns 147, Bruns 02331
BDBR

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
Cavour Restaurant, London, Jan 15, 1928
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-Norman Payne-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Harry Hayes-cl-as/Rex Owen-ts/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/Len Fillis-g/Dick Maxwell-bj-g/Ronnie Gubertini-d
472 Again Bruns 150
473 Sugar Bruns 150, Bruns 02330
??? Diane Bruns 143
R466 Under The Moon Bruns 143
BDBR

Dancing Championship Massed Bands:
The combined personnel of: Debroy Somer's Band; The Piccadilly Revels Band; The Kit-Cat Band and The London Radio Dance Band.
The sides were directed by: * Debroy Somers; **Sidney Firman; ***Al Starita and **** Ray Starita
London 18 Jan 1928
WA-6837-1 It's Ray-Ray-Rayning* Col 4712, Col 0983(Aust)
WA-6838-1 I'd Never Be Happy Till I'd Got You** Col 4712, Col 0983(Aust)
WA-6839-2 Bless Her Little Heart*** Col 4713, Col 0984(Aust)
WA-6840-1 I left My Sugar Standing In The Rain **** Col 4713, Col 0984(Aust)
NF, RL

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
London, Feb 18, 1928
Personnel as Jan 13, Len Fillis-bj-tg
WA-6977-2 The One I'm Looking For -v Col 4799
WA-6978-1 Sweet So-and-So -v Col 4799
WA-6979-2 Headin' For Harlem -v Col 4766
WA-6980-2 I've Got A Feeling For Somebody -v Col 4765
-v, vocal Eddie Gross-Bart
Col 4799 as Al Starita and the Piccadilly Dance Band
BDBR

RAMON NEWTON acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, late Feb 1928
Ramon Newton vocals, acc. by probably ? -t/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/?-vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/? -d
WA-7030-1 Playground In The Sky Regal G9101, Regal G20257(Aust)
WA-7031-1 Wherever You Are Regal G9101, Regal G20257(Aust)
WA-7032-1 Are you happy? Regal G9116
WA-7033-1 Janette Col 4780
WA-7034-1 When Day Is Done Regal G9116, Regal G20260(Aust)
WA-7035-1 I Fell Head Over Heels In Love Col 4780
TB, RL
Ross Laird reports that both British and Australian Regal issues as GORDON ROYCE
(aural confirmation of instrumentation is required)

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
Cavour Restaurant, London, Feb 25, 1928
personnel as above
??? Calling Me Home Bruns 157
??? You Can't Have My Sugar For Tea Bruns 157
??? Music And Moonlight Bruns 158
??? Shy Anna Bruns 158
BDBR

AL STARITA AND THE PICCADILLY DANCE BAND
London, Mar 9, 1928
Personnel as Kit-Cat Band, of Jan 13, Len Fillis-bj-tg
WA-7078-2 A Room With A View Col 4833, Col 01420(Aust)
WA-7079-1 Try To Learn To Love Col 4833, Col 01420(Aust)
WA-7080-1 I'm Mad About You Col 4834, Col 01421(Aust)
WA-7081-2 Dance Little Lady Col 4834, Col 01421(Aust)
-v, vocal Eddie Gross-Bart
Ross Laird reports Col 01420 and 01421 as AL STARITA'S PICCADILLY BAND
BDBR, RL

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS HOT MUSIC
Cavour Restaurant, London, Mar 11, 1928
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/Len Fillis-g/Ronnie Gubertini-d
517 Arkansas Bruns 164, Bruns 02332
518 Sugar Step Bruns 164, Bruns 02332
BDBR

WALTER WILLIAMS acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, April 13, 1928
Walter Williams vocal, acc. by Sylvester Ahola-t/Al Starita-cl-as/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-g
WA-7241-2 C.O.N.S.T.A.N.T.I.N.O.P.L.E. -v* Regal G-9135
WA-7242-1-2 There's One Little Girl Who Loves Me -v** rejected
WA-7243-1-2 Every Time My Sweetie Passes By -v* rejected
-v*,vocal walter Williams. -v**, vocal duet Walter Williams and Marjorie Lotinga
DH

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, April, 1928
personnel as Feb 25 add ?Ben Oakley-tb/George Hurley-vn/Tiny Stock-bb-sb; Rollini omitted
R-543-X How Long Has This Been Going On? -v Bruns 169
R-555-X Tea Time Bruns 169
R- Here I Am Broken-Hearted Bruns 165
R- Smile Bruns 165
R- As Long As You Love Me -v Bruns 172
R- Chinese Lullaby -v Bruns 172
BDBR
-v, Mike Thomas suggests the vocalist is Eddie Sheldon, ref. Melody MakerMT-TMR

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS HOT MUSIC
Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, May 1928
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/Len Fillis-g/Ronnie Gubertini-d
574 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Bruns 177, Bruns 02333
??? Somebody Stole My Gal Bruns 177, Bruns 02333
BDBR

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, May 1928
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-Norman Payne-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Harry Hayes-cl-as/Rex Owen-ts/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/George Hurley-vn/Len Fillis-g/Dick Maxwell-bj/Tiny Stock-bb-sb/Ronnie Gubertini-d
??? Dance Little Lady -v Bruns 178
??? A Room With A View -v Bruns 178
577 Chanson Bruns 183
578 My Pet Bruns 183
-v, Mike Thomas suggests the vocalist is Eddie Sheldon, ref. Melody Maker
BDBR, MT-TMR

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, July 2 and 11, 1928
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-Norman Payne-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Harry Hayes-cl-as/Rex Owen-ts/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/George Hurley-vn/Len Fillis-g/Dick Maxwell-bj/Tiny Stock-bb-sb/Ronnie Gubertini-d
??? Chopinata Bruns 186
??? Roam On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart Bruns 186
??? Blue Baby Bruns 188
??? Coquette Bruns 188
BDBR

BRIAN THOMAS acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, ~ July 1928
Ramon Newton ? vocals, acc. by probably ? -t/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/? -vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/? -d
WA-7580-1 Was It A Dream? Col 4963
WA-7581-1 Worryin' Col 4963
TB, RL
(aural confirmation of instrumentation is required)

LEN FILLIS
London, c.Jul 12, 1928
*muted banjo solo, Sid Bright at the piano. **Spanish guitar solo
WA-7619-1 My Pet* Col 5010
WA-7620-1 Just A Matter Of Chords** Col 5010
NF, RL

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, c. July 25, 1928
Fred Elizalde-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-Norman Payne-Nobby Knight-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Harry Hayes-cl-as/Rex Owen-Jack Miranda-George Smith-ts/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/George Hurley-Ben Frankel-Len Lees-vn/Jack Russin-p/Len Fillis-g/Mario Lorenzi-harp/Tiny Stock-bb-sb/Ronnie Gubertini-d
Just Imagine -v Bruns 189
Whenever You Are -v Bruns 189
After My Laughter Came Tears -v rejected
Spanish Fantasy rejected
vocals by Al Bowlly
BDBR

The TRIX SISTERS
London, November 6, 1928
vocal duo, acc. by ?Len Fillis (gtr.), Helen Trix (pno.), Al Bowlly (uke).
WA-8068-2 Sweet Ukelele Maid Col 5149
JR
vocals Helen & Josephine Trix
Mike Hart comments: although Rust lists Al Bowlly on uke there is no reference to a guitarist (who is featured). Josephine Trix played banjo and uke on earlier Trix Sisters' recordings - could it be that Al played guitar and Josephine played uke?
three other titles recorded at that session need to be heard before comment (on Col 5149 and Col 5183)
CED

DUNCAN SISTERS acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, ~ Nov 1928
Duncan Sisters vocals, acc. by probably ? -t/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/? -vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/? -d
WA-8097-1 The Bull-frog Patrol Col 5182, Col 01436(Aust)
WA-8098-1 The Prune Song Col 5182, Col 01436(Aust)
TB, RL
(aural confirmation of instrumentation is required)

NORAH BLANEY acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, ~ Nov 1928
Norah Blaney vocals, acc. by probably ? -t/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/? -vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/? -d
WA-8111-1 Roses Of Yesterday Col 5181, Col 01454(Aust)
WA-8112-2 Old Man Sunshine Col 5181, Col 01454(Aust)
WA-8113-1 Two-Two-Double Two, Timbuctoo Col 5381
WA-8114-2 Somebody Sweet Is Sweet On Me unissued
TB, RL
(aural confirmation of instrumentation is required)

LEN FILLIS *Spanish guitar solo. ** muted banjo solo. Sid Bright at the piano both titles.
London, ~Nov 1928
WA-8116- A Matter Of Notes* Col 5282
WA-8117- Bluebird Sing Me A Song** Col 5282
NF

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
London c. Nov 16, 1928
Fred Elizalde-a-dir., Chelsea Quealey-Norman Payne-Nobby Knight-t/Bobby Davis-cl-ss-as/Harry Hayes-cl-as/Rex Owen-Jack Miranda-ts/Adrian Rollini-bsx-gfs-hfp/George Hurley-Ben Frankel-Len Lees-vn/Jack Russin-p/Len Fillis-g/Mario Lorenzi-harp/Tiny Stock-bb-sb/Ronnie Gubertini-d
BB-138-2 Laughing Marionette Bruns 202
BB-139-1 Crazy Rhythm Bruns 202
BDBR

KIT KISSON acc. Eric Siday (violin), Len Fillis (tenor guitar), Harry Jacobson (piano)
London ~Nov 1928.
1330-1 Just like A Melody From Out Of The Sky Met 1111
NF

PERCIVAL MACKEY'S BAND
London, Nov 1928
Percival Mackey dir. Max Golberg and another-t/Ben Oakley-tb/2cl-as/George Clarkson-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Len Fillis-bj-g/bb/d/p
1346-1 Heaven For Two -v Met 1089, Oct 245
1347-1 Away Down South In Heaven Met 1089, Oct 245
1348-5 Chiquita Met 1130, Oct 281
1349-4 I'd Rather Cry Over You -vPA Met 1131, Oct 282
-v, unknown vocal. -vPA, vocal Phil Arnold
Brian Rust suggests that the high takes and later catalogue numbers of the last two titles might mean that the they were recorded at the next session).
Mike Thomas has identified the trombone player

BDBR

PERCIVAL MACKEY'S BAND
London, late Nov 1928
personnel as previous session
1412-1 Just A Night For Meditation -v Met 1120, Pic 209, Oct 271
1413-3 What A Wonderful Wedding That Will Be -v Met 1120, Pic 210, Oct 270
1414-1 I'm A One-Man Girl Met 1133, Pic 200, Oct 284
1415-1 Spread A Little Happiness Met 1133, Pic 200, Oct 284
-v, vocal Phil Arnold
Piccadilly records as THE EVER-BRIGHT BOYS
BDBR

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
London, c. Nov 21, 1928
personnel as c. Nov 16
BB-146-1 If I Had You -v Bruns 3948
vocal Al Bowlly
BDBR

THE DUNCAN SISTERS with piano & guitar (? Len Fillis)
London, Dec. 21, 1928
WA-8274-3 Just Give The Southland To Me rejected
RL

FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS MUSIC
London, c. Dec 28, 1928
personnel as c. Nov 16
BB-170-3 Misery Farm -v Bruns 206
BB-171-1 I'm Sorry Sally -v Bruns 206
vocals Al Bowlly
BDBR
Note: on Elizalde recordings in 1929 Len Fillis is replaced by Al Bowlly-g

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Dec 29, 1928
Van Phillips dir. collective personnel: Max Goldberg-another-t/Tony Thorpe and Ted Heath or Joe Cordell-tb/Joe Crossman-cl-as-bar/Harry Karr-cl-as-f/Johnny Raitz-Hal Swain-ts/Leon Goossens-o/Leonard Hopkinson-f/Hugo Rignold-Jean Pougnet-Reg Pursglove-Eric Siday-vn/Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Wally Morris-sb/bb/Rudy Starita-d-x
WA-8270-1-2-3 Sweet Dreams -v Columbia rejected
WA-8271-1-2 Don't Be Like That -v rejected
-v, unknown vocals
Mike Thomas reports that the collective personnel is from Van Phillips' own information.

John Wright notes: a comment in BDBR states that the Columbia studio orchestra issued many recordings for Continental issue during 1928-1929, many with foreign language titles and vocals. It is expected that Len Fillis made a contribution to some of these but I have no details.

THE DUNCAN SISTERS with piano & guitar (? Len Fillis)
LOndon, Jan, 1, 1929
WA-8274-4 Just Give The Southland To Me Co 5237
WA-8282-1 Hula Hula Lullaby Co 5237
RL

LEN FILLIS'S ENTERTAINERS
London, January 1, 1929
Len Fillis bj-g-stg, dir. Alan Ford-Fred Everett-cl-as/Ted Edbrooke-vn/Harry Jacobson-p/Chub Nathan-g/Arthur Lilley-d
WA-8278-1-2 Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now -v Columbia Rejected
WA-8279-1-2 What A Wonderful Wedding That Will Be -v Rejected
WA-8280-1-2 She's A Great Great Girl -v*** Rejected
WA-8281-1-2 Just A Night For Meditation -v Rejected
-v, vocals Harry Jacobson vocals. -v***, vocal trio
BDBR

Len Fillis has been suggested as possible guitarist
at sessions with Harry Bidgood's studio band during
1929-1931, but no firm identifications have been made.

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Jan 7, 1929
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29, 1928. Add Nat Star-cl-as, this session only.
WA-8300-2 The Five Step -v* Col 5245
WA-8301-1 I Kiss Your Hand, Madame -v* Col 5245, Col 01468(Aust)
WA-8302-1 I Kiss Your Hand, Madame -v** rejected
-v*, vocals Eddie Brandt. -v**, vocal Van Phillips
Mike Thomas reports that an oboe and cor anglais are heard together on Col 5245.
BDBR, MT-TMR, RL

PERCIVAL MACKEY'S BAND
London, January 1929
personnel as Mackey's November dates
1527-2 Dolores Met 1130, Oct 281
1528-2 Blue Grass Met 1131, Pic187, Oct 282
1529-2 My Little Fella And Me Met 1129, Oct 280
1530-2 Nobody's fault But Your Own Met 1129, Pic 238, Oct 280
Piccadilly records as THE EVER-BRIGHT BOYS
BDBR

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, Jan 23, 1929
WA 8417-1 Aloha Oe Re G-9287, Regal G-20484(Aus)
WA 8418-1-2 O Sole Mio Re unissued
WA 8419-1-2 Sweet And Low Re unissued
WA 8420-1 Kilima Re G-9287, Regal G-20484
updated details of this session from Malcolm Rockwell who hears a second guitar on Kilima MR

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Jan 29, 1929
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-8270-4-5 Sweet Dreams -v* rejected
WA-8271-3-4 Don't Be Like That -v* rejected
WA-8476-2 I'm Sorry Sally -v** Col 5265
WA-8477-2 How About Me? -v** Col 5265, Regal G20456(Aust)
-v*, unknown vocal. -v**, vocals Eddie Brandt. Australian Regal as Stellar Dance Band.
BDBR, MT-TMR

TRIX SISTERS acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, Feb 6, 1929
Helen and Josephine Trix vocals, acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-8519-2Nagasaki Col 5300
WA-8520-2I'm On The Crest Of A Wave Col 5349
WA-8521-2Pickin' Cotton Col 5349
WA-8522-2Glad Rag Doll Col 5300
JR

LEN FILLIS'S ENTERTAINERS
London, February 15, 1929
Len Fillis bj-g-stg, dir. Alan Ford-Fred Everett-cl-as/Ted Edbrooke-vn/Harry Jacobson-p/Chub Nathan-g/Arthur Lilley-d
WA-8278-3-4 Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now -v Rejected
WA-8279-4 What A Wonderful Wedding That Will Be -v Col 5328
WA-8280-3 She's A Great Great Girl -v*** Rejected
WA-8281-3 Just A Night For Meditation -v Col 5328
-v, vocals Harry Jacobson. -v*** vocal trio.
BDBR
Mike Thomas suggests that both titles on Col 5328 feaure only 1 guitar, 1 sax, doubling baritone, and the other musicians may be the vocal trio

BETTY BOLTON
London, March 9, 1929
vocal with W. Edward Cooper (Piano) & Len Fillis (Guitar)
WA-8646-1 Everything I Do, I Do For You Col 5366
WA-8647-2 Evening Star, Help Me Find My Man Col 5320
WA-8648-2 Ready For The River Col 5320
WA-8649-1 Me and the Man in the Moon Col 5366
TB, RL

THE TRIX SISTERS
London, March 26, 1929

Helen and Josephine Trix, vocals, acc. by Helen Trix-p/Len Fillis-g
WA-8354-3 Negro Complaints Col 5368

THE TRIX SISTERS with the Gilt Edged Four
Helen and Josephine Trix, vocals acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-8761-2 Carolina Moon unissued
WA-8762-1 That's The Good Old Sunny South Col 5368
TB, RL

HELEN TRIX with The Gilt Edged Four
London, 26 March, 1929
vocal acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-8763-2 Digga Digga Doo Col 5382

JOSEPHINE TRIX with The Gilt Edged Four
London, 26 March, 1929
vocal acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-8764-1 I Must Have That Man Col 5382
TB

FRED ASTAIRE with Al Starita & his Boyfriends
London, ~April, 1929
WA-8808-2 Not My Girl Col 5355
WA-8809-2 Louisiana Col 5355
TB
(aural confirmation of instrumentation is required)

NORAH BLANEY acc. by THE GILT-EDGED FOUR
London, April 11, 1929
Norah Blaney vocals, acc. by probably ? -t/Al Starita-as-bar/Ray Starita-cl-ts/? -vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/? -d
WA 8843-1 When Summer Is Gone Col 5367
WA-8844-1 How About Me Col 5381
WA-8845-2 He's Funny That Way Col 5367
TB

BETTY BOLTON accompanied by piano, violin and guitar
London, ~May 12, 1929
WA-9001- I'm Thirsty For Kisses, Hungry For Love Col 5405
WA-9002- It Wasn't Meant To Be Col 5405
JABW
Guitar work is very much like Len Fillis.
It Wasn't Meant To Be also features clarinet and vibraphone

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS AND/OR SINGERS
London, May 15, 1929
WA 9018-3 Aloha Land Re G-9361, Regal G-20549(Aust)
WA-9019-1 Honeymoon Chimes-v Re G-9362, Regal G-20550(Aust)
WA-9020- Kawaihau Waltz Re G-9362, Regal G20550(Aust)
WA 9021-1 Hawaiian Hotel Re G-9361, Regal G-20549(Aust)
-v, vocal Al Bowlly
Mike Hart hears only one guitar on Re G9362 MH
information on 9018- and 9021- from Malcolm Rockwell who hears a second guitar on 9020- MR
CED, RL

TRIO - Len Fillis (banjo, Hawaiian gtr.), Al Bowlly (gtr), Sid Bright (pno.)
London, June 4, 1929
WA-9102-1,-2 Kalua Rejected
WA-9103-1 Anita Col 5698
WA-9104-1 Progressions (A Classic Solo) * Col 5698
WA-9105 Playmates Rejected (test exists)
MH, MS
* Michael Scott reports that this recording features/is labelled as 'Banjo Solo by Len Fillis, Sid Bright at the Piano'

TRIX SISTERS with The Gilt Edged Four
London, June 20, 1929
vocals, probably acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-9183-3 The Hollow Of A Hill Co 5647
WA-9188-2 Golden Paradise unissued
RL

HELEN TRIX with Gilt Edged Four, Len Fillis (Guitar)
London, June 20, 1929
vocals, probably acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-9181-3 Anything To Hold Your Baby unissued
WA-9184-1 I'm Just In The Mood Tonight Col 5475
WA-9184-2 I'm Just In The Mood Tonight unissued
RL,TB

JOSEPHINE TRIX with Gilt Edged Four, Len Fillis (Guitar)
London, June 20, 1929
Helen and Josephine Trix vocals, acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-9182-2 Building A Nest For Mary unissued
WA-9187-1 You Want Lovin', But I Want Love Col 5475
WA-9187-2 You Want Lovin' But I Want Love unissued
RL,TB

LEN FILLIS NOVELTY QUARTET
London, ~4 July 1929
WA-9238-2 I'll Never Ask For More Col 5538
WA-9239-2 Deep Night Col 5538
WA-9240- Carolina Moon Col 5522
Information from John Wright: on Col 5522 the Quartet is described as Hawaiian Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Violin and Piano so suggested personnel is Fillis, Bowlly, unknown, Bright.
TB, JABW

LEN FILLIS NOVELTY TRIO consisting of Hawaiian guitar, Violin and Piano
London, ~4 July 1929
WA-9241 The Heart Of The Sunset Col 5522
JABW

FLORENCE OLDHAM, vocal, acc. unknown piano, Len Fillis-?/tg
London, ~July 1929.
WA-9267- Do Something Co 5492
WA-9268- I'm Perfectly Satisfied Col 5513
WA-9269- I'll Always Be In Love With You Col 5492
NF

FLORENCE OLDHAM, vocal, acc. unknown piano, Len Fillis-tg
London, ~July 1929
WA-9316- Tell Me More About Love Col 5513
NF

TRIX SISTERS with The Gilt Edged Four
London, August 15, 1929
vocals, probably acc. by Max Goldberg-t/Al Starita-as/Ray Starita-ts/vn/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/d
WA-9359-2 Come On, Baby Co 5584
WA-9360-2 S'posin' Co 5584
WA-9361-1 You're My Silver Lining Of Love Col 5647
WA-9362-2 What've I Done? unissued
TB
(aural confirmation of instrumentation is required)

BUDDY PRINCE, baritone accompanied by Harry Revel (piano) and Earl Melville (guitar),
London, August 1929
2009-2Deep Night Piccadilly 322
TB
Earl Melville is generally accepted as a pseudonym for Len Fillis

GEORGE METAXA, baritone, with orchestra conducted by Ray Noble, Hawaiian guitar by Len Fillis
London, 14 Sept 1929
Bb17353-2 Pagan Love Song HMV B3164
PD, TB

RUDY STARITA (Xylophone/Marimba/Vibraphone)
London, November 1, 1929
- with Van Phillips (Saxophone), Len Fillis (Guitar), Sid Bright (Piano)
WA-9704-1 Lonesome Little Doll Col 5646, Col 01861

- with Len Fillis (Guitar), Van Phillips (Saxophone), Sid Bright (Piano)
WA-9705-2 Blossom Time Col 5672

- with Len Fillis (Guitar), Sid Bright (Piano)
WA-9706-2 Ragamuffin Col 5646, Col 01861

TB/MT/RL/MS

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS AND/OR SINGERS
London, 5 November, 1929
A-9714-1 Lay My Head Beneath A Rose-v Re G-9442, G-20654(Aust)
A-9715-.....
A-9716-.....
A-9717-1 Last Night I Dreamed You Kissed Me -v Re G-9442, G-20654(Aust)
CED, MH
-v, vocals Al Bowlly
NOTE: other titles in this session not yet traced.

THE HONOLULU SERENADERS
London, c November, 1929
1577-2 The Pagan Love Song Dominion A-219
1578-1 This Is Heaven Dominion A-242
1579-1 S'posin' I Should Fall In Love With You Dominion A-242, Diamond 104
1580-1 The Love Song Dominion A-219
Mike Hart adds: 1579-1 S'posin I Should Fall In Love With You issued on Diamond 104 (a very rare Worldecho-type cardboard disc) by The Beachcomers (sic.)
vocals Al Bowlly and Les Allen duets, except 1580 Les Allen only
CED, MH

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Nov 11, 1929
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-9728-1-2 I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All? -v rejected
WA-9729-1-2 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You -v rejected
vocals Billy Milton
BDBR, MT-TMR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, November 23, 1929
Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-m-vib-x
WA-9779-2 Jollity Farm -v1 Col 5637
WA-9780-2 Bunky-Doodle-I-Do -v1 Col 5637
WA-9781-2 My Heart Is Saying -v2 Col 5674
WA-9782-2Pagan Love Song * Col 5672
WA-9783-2 Lovable And Sweet -v2 Col 5674
-v1, vocals Leslie Sarony, Col 5637 labelled as LESLIE SARONY with The Four Bright Sparks
-v2, vocals Billy Milton
* labelled as Marimba solo by Rudy Starita (introducing Vibraphone) Len Fillis (Guitar), Sid Bright (Piano) - Len Fillis plays steel guitar.
BDBR, MT-TMR, TB, RL, MS

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Nov 25, 1929
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-9728-4 I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All? -v Col 5512, Regal G20646(Aust)
WA-9729-3 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You -v Col 5512, Regal G20646(Aust)
vocals Billy Milton. Australian Regal as Stellar Dance Band
BDBR, MT-TMR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, December 4, 1929

Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-m-vib-x, though the pianist may be Arthur Young
WA-9802-2 Melody Divine Col 5699
WA-9803-1The Thought Never Entered My Head -v Col 5661
WA-9804-1 She's Such A Comfort To Me -v Col 5661
WA-9805-2 In An Old-World Garden Col 5699
-v, vocals Billy Milton
BDBR

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
Central Hall, Westminster, London, Dec 5, 1929
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-9792-2 Through -v Col 5657
WA-9793-2 S'posin' -v Col 5657
vocals Billy Milton
BDBR, MT-TMR

ALBERT KETELBEY conducting his Concert Orchestra
London, ~1930
WA-???? By the Blue Hawaiian Waters (Tone Poem)
Part 1 Introduction, The Hula Dance, The Kanaka Lover Appears
Part 2 The Song Of The Hula Girl, Dance Of The Betrothal Ceremony Columbia 9864 (12 inch)
Composed by Ketelbey with Hawaiian Guitar by Len Fillis.
TB information from Columbia catalogue

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, Jan 14, 1930
personnel as Dec 4, 1929
WA-9939-2 'Taint No Sin Col 5723, Col DO23(Aust)
WA-9940-2 Ev'ry Day Away From You Col 5723
BDBR, RL

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Jan 14, 1930
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-9941-2 I'm Like A Sailor -v Col CB-6
WA-9942-2 High And Low -v Col CB-6
vocals Billy Milton
BDBR, MT-TMR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, Jan 20, 1930
personnel as Dec 4, 1929
WA-9967-1 (The Things We Want The Most Are) Hard To Get -v* Col 5735, Col DO19(Aust)
WA-9968-1 The Kerb Step -v** Col 5735, Col DO19(Aust)
-v*, vocal Billy Milton. -v**, vocal Bobby Howes.
BDBR, RL

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN SINGERS
London, January 24, 1930
Len Fillis st-g/probably Al Bowlly-g/cl/p
A-9994-1 An Old Italian Love Song -v Re MR-28
A-9995-1,-2 Love Made A Gypsy Out Of Me Rejected
A-9996-1,-2 Waiting At The End Of The Road rejected
A-9997-1 In The Moonlight (Think Of You, Think Of Me) -v2 Re MR-28
-v, vocal Al Bowlly. -v2, voal duet Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED

TREVOR WATKINS and THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, c. Feb 1, 1930
Trevor Watkins vocals, acc. by Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-vib-x
WA-10034 Rio Rita Col DB-21, Regal G20698(Aust)
WA-10035 You're Always In My Arms Col DB-21, Regal G20698(Aust)
JABW, RL

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, Feb 2, 1930
Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-vib-x
WA-10052-2 The Duke Of Ka-Ki-Ak -v* Col CB-10
WA-10053-1 Silv'ry Moon -v** Col CB-11
WA-10054-2 Sweet Nothings Of Love -v* Col CB-10
-v*, vocal Billy Milton. -v**, vocal Lou Abelardo.
BDBR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, Feb 12, 1930
personnel as Feb 2
WA-10068-1 Speaking Of Kentucky Days-v Col CB-11
WA-10071-2 Miss Wonderful -v Col CB-27
WA-10072-2 Handsome Gigolo -h Col CB-27
-v, vocal Lou Abelardo. -h, Lou Abelardo hums
matrices WA-10069 and WA-10070 are another artiste.
BDBR, MT-TMR

Len Fillis, one of the finest guitarists playing in Britain during the 1920's and 30's, with his Maccaferri guitar

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, Feb 18, 1930
personnel as Feb 2
WA-10087-1-2 Body And Soul -v* Col rejected
WA-10088-2 What Have I Done? -v** Col CB-26
-v*, vocals Betty Bolton. -v** vocals Lou Abelardo.
BDBR

Tenor banjo solo by LEN FILLIS with piano
London, ~Feb 28, 1930
WA-10125- In The Moonlight Col DB-91
JM

Tenor banjo and Hawaiian Guitar Solos by LEN FILLIS with piano
London, ~Feb 28, 1930
WA-10126- Now I'm In Love Col DB-91
JM, MS

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, Feb 28, 1930
personnel as Feb 2
WA-10087-4 Body And Soul -v Col CB-26
WA-10129-2 I'll Be Getting Along Col CB-29, Col DO35(Aust)
vocals Lou Abelardo.
BDBR, RL

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, c. Feb, 1930
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WAX-5422 SilverWings, selection pt 1 -v Col DX-25
WAX-5423 Silver Wings, selection pt 2 -v Col DX-25
vocals Billy Milton, only know titles are Indispensible You and Far Away
BDBR, MT-TMR

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, March 3, 1930
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-10136-2 The Wind In The Willows -v Col CB-30
WA-10137-2 With A Song In My Heart -v Col CB-30
vocals Billy Milton
BDBR, MT-TMR

THE BROOKLYN BROADCASTERS (Dominion C-303),
HONOLULU SERENADERS (Dominion C-319), HAWAIIAN OCTET (Celebrity 4390)

London, c March 1930
1717-1 Silv'ry Moon Dominion C-319, Celebrity 4390
1718-2 Happy Days Are Here Again Dominion C-303
1721-1 Gypsy Dream Rose Dominion C-319, Celebrity 4390
vocals Al Bowlly
NOTE: Matrices 1719 and 1720 have not yet been traced.
CED, MH

EDGAR ADELER'S HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, c March 1930
S-759-1, L-330 Silv'ry Moon -v Sterno 406, Solex 6
S-760, L-3311 Land Of The Might-Have-Been -v Sterno 594, Solex 6
S-761 Somehow -v Sterno 429
S-762- Palikiko Blues Sterno 429
S-763-1 Lazy Lou'siana Moon -v Sterno 406
NOTE: -v, Al Bowlly vocals. S-762 has no vocal
Solex 6 as The Hawaiian Players
CED, MH

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, March 7, 1930
WAR-36-1 Gypsy Dream Rose rejected
WAR-37-1 Silvery Moon Re MR-79, Reg G-21246
vocals Al Bowlly
CED, MH

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, March 10, 1930
Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-vib-x/ * Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-vn
WA-10181-2 At Last I'm In Love -v Col CB-51
WA-10182-1-2 My Idea Of Heaven -v Col rejected
WA-10183-1 Mona* -v Col CB-42, Col DO92(Aust)
WA-10184-2 I'm On A Diet Of Love* -v Col CB-42, Col DO92(Aust)
vocals Lou Abelardo.
BDBR, RL

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, March 24, 1930
Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-vib-x
WA-10224-1 You'll Find Your Answer In My Eyes -v Col CB-43
WA-100225-1 Little Lonely Lady -v Col CB-43
vocals Lou Abelardo.
BDBR

FRED ASTAIRE
London, March 26, 1930
Fred Astaire vocal and tap-dancing. acc. by Max Goldberg-t/ ? Ted Heath-tb/Van Phillips-cl/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-g/ ? Spike Hughes-sb
WA-10227-2 Puttin' On The Ritz Col DB-96, Col DB-2270, Col FB-1257
WA-10228-2 Crazy Feet Col DB-96, Col DB-2270, Col FB-1257
JR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, April 12, 1930
Van Phillips-cl-as dir. Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Rudy Starita-d-vib-x
WA-10182-3 My Idea Of Heaven Col CB-51
BDBR

ZAIDEE JACKSON
London, c. April 14, 1930
Zaidee Jackson vocal, acc. by probably Norman Payne-t/Laurie Payne-cl-as//-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-g/Spike Hughes-sb/Ronnie Gubertini-d
E3192-2 Speaking Of Kentucky Days Pa R651, Od A221244
E-3193-2 I Like To Do Things For You Parlophone R651, Odeon A-221244
JR, RL

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, April 17, 1930
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-10275-2 Reach Out For A Rainbow -v Col CB-97
WA-10293-2 Goodbye To All That -v Col CB-60, Regal G20789(Aust)
WA-10294-2 I'd Rather Have A Memory Of You -v Col CB-60
vocals Sam Browne. Australian Regal as Stellar Dance Band.
(Note: matrices WA-10276 to WA-10292 are choir recordings)
BDBR, MT-TMR

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, April 29, 1930
Van Phillips dir. from collective personnel of Dec 29th, 1928
WA-10323-2 I'm In The Market For You -v Col CB-67
WA-10324-2 Just Like In A Story Book -v Col CB-67
vocals Sam Browne
BDBR, MT-TMR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, April 29, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10325-1 High Society Blues -v Col CB-68, Col DO139(Aust)
WA-10326-2 Eleanor -v Col CB-68, Col DO139(Aust)
vocals Sam Browne
BDBR supplement, RL

Note: sessions by THE VERSATILE FOUR, May and July 1930 are now thought not to have involved Len Fillis (ref. supplement to BDBR)

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, May 9, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10369-1In The Still Of The Night -v Col CB-78
WA-10370-1Carissima -v Col CB-78
vocals Lou Abelardo.
BDBR

HAWAIIAN MARIMBA PLAYERS
London, May 14, 1930
(same group as Linn Milford's Hawaiian Players]
WAR127-1 The Land of "Might-Have-Been" Regal MR96
RL

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, May 21, 1930
personnel as April 12, with Ted Heath-tb
WA-10399-1 Moanin' For You -v* Col CB-77
WA-10400-2 Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight -v* Col CB-77, Col DO179(Aust)
WA-10401-2 As Long As The Windows Face Your Way -v** Col CB-91
-v*, vocals Sam Browne, -v**, vocals Billy Milton.
some issues of Col CB-77 mis-label Ted Heath as trumpet
BDBR, RL

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, May 29, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10424-2 I'm On My Way To Heaven -v Col CB-91
vocal Billy Milton
BDBR

ZAIDEE JACKSON
London, c. June 9, 1930
Zaidee Jackson vocal, acc. by similar instruments as April session probably including Len Fillis-g
E-3313-2 Puttin' On The Ritz Parlophone R696, Odeon A-221270
E-3315-2 Good For Nothin' But Love Parlophone R696, Odeon A-221270
JR
Norman Field suggests that the guitar playing is too straight to be Len Fillis

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, July 1, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10532-2 You Gotta Be Modernistic -v Col CB-110
WA-10533-2 Can I Help It? -v Col CB-110
WM-41 You Gotta Be Modernistic Col DC-58, Col DC-2003
WM-42 Can I Help It? Col DC-58, Col DC-2003
-v, vocals Lou Abelardo
BDBR

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN SINGERS
London, July 2, 1930
WAR-234-1 Every Little Kindness (Makes An Angel Smile) -v Re MR-197, G-20979
WAR-235-2 My Angel Mother -v Re MR-128, G-20825
WAR-236-2 The Golden Gates Of Paradise -v Re MR-128, G-20825
WAR-237-1 The Hymns My Mother Used to Sing -v Re MR-197, Reg G-20979
-v, vocal duets Al Bowlly with Les Allen
CED, MH

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, July 7, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10545-1 Here In My Heart -v Col CB-113
WA-10546-1 That Night In Venice -v Col CB-113
WM-43 Here In My Heart Col DC-59, Col DC-2004
WM-44 That Night In Venice Col DC-59, Col DC-2004
-v, vocals Jack Plant
BDBR

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS CONCERT BAND
London, July 7, 1930
the personnel is made up of British and visiting Americans, probably Bunny Berigan-Norman Payne-Mickey Bloom-t/Ted Heath-tb/Jimmy Dorsey-Jimmy Jones-Saxie Dowell-saxes/vns/Arthuryoung-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/bb/sb/Rudy Starita-d-x
WAX-5646-1 Song Of The Flame-selection Col DX-83, Col DOX69(Aust)
intro. Song Of The Flame/Cossack Love Song-vJP/When Love Calls/One Little Drink-vRC
WAX-5647-2 The Cuckoos-selection Col DX-83, Col DOX69(Aust)
intro. Wherever You Are/Alma Mater/I Love You So Much-vJP/Dancing The Devil Away/All Alone Monday
-vJP, vocal Jack Plant. -vRC, vocal Robert Carr
BDBR, MT-TMR, RL

ELSIE CARLISLE
London, mid-August, 1930
Elsie Carlisle vocal with Jay Wilbur dir. Jack Miranda-cl/Eric Siday-vn/Harry Jacobson-p-cel/Len Fillis-g/sb/d
5448-2 Exactly Like You Imperial 2318
5449-1-2 I Like To Do Things For You Imperial 2318
RJ

George Metaxa, baritone, with orchestra conducted by Ray Noble, Hawaiian guitar by Len Fillis
London, 21 Aug 1930
Bb19948- Blue Pacific Moonlight HMV B3549
PD, TB

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, August 27, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10608-2 The First Week-End In June -v* Col CB-124
WA-10609-1 If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love -v** Col CB-124
WA-10610-2 Follow A Star -v* Col CB-140
WM-53 The First Week-End In June Col DC-2006
WM-54 If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love Col DC2006
WM-55 Follow A Star Col DC-2012
-v*, vocal Billy Milton. -v**, vocal Betty Bolton
BDBR

ALBERT CARR, vocal, acc Earl Melville and his Hawaiians, presumably Len Fillis group
London ~Aug/Sept 1930
3847-2 I Need A Good Kind Man Pic 626
3849-? Goodbye To All That Pic 626
mx?- Make the Best Of It Pic 627
mx?- Treasure Pic 627
John Wright notes: Albert Carr is probably a pseudonym for Jack Plant.
Mike Hart notes that Make the Best Of It and Treasure are Fillis compositions and I Need A Good Kind Man is a Fillis/Bowlly composition.

NF and MH

AL VOCALE AND HIS CROONERS
London, early Sept 1930
band directed by Len Fillis*
89867-2 Falling In Love Again -v EBR 1389
89868-2 Say A Little Prayer For Me -v EBR 1416
89869-2 One Night Alone With You -v EBR 1389
-v, vocal duo Al Bowlly and Les Allen
* according to Edgar Jackson, in The Gramophone for November 1930
CED

ELSIE CARLISLE
London c. Sep 3, 1930
Elsie Carlisle vocal with ? Jay Wilbur dir. Jack Miranda-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Harry Jacobson-p-cel/Len Fillis-g
5464-3-4-5 He's My Secret Passion Imperial 2333
5465-4-5-6 I Wonder What Is Really On His Mind Imperial 2333
RJ

LEN FILLIS, muted tenor banjo with Arthur Young, piano
London, 5 Sept 1930
WA-10626- High Society Blues -medley Col DB-256
Medley: Just Like In A Story Book, I'm In The Market For You, High Society Blues
TB

LEN FILLIS, Hawaiian Guitar with Arthur Young, piano
London, 8 Sept 1930
WA-10641- The Moon Is Low Col DB-256
TB

HAWAIIAN QUARTET
London, September 9, 1930
MB-1798-1,-2 Aloha Oe -v* Dec rejected
MB-1799-1,-2 Goodbye To All That -v** Dec rejected
-v*, vocal Al Bowlly. -v**, Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED

ELSIE CARLISLE
London, c. Sept 10, 1930
Elsie Carlisle vocal, with ? Jack Miranda-cl-ts/Eric Siday-vn/Harry Jacobson-p-cel/Len Fillis-g/sb/d/ *2nd violin
5472-2 Goodbye To All That Imperial 2346
5473-2 Little White Lies * Imperial 2346
RJ

THE BUCKINGHAM STRING PLAYERS
London, Sept 17, 1930
Van Phillips dir. probably Harry Karr-cl-f/Johnny Raitz-ts/Hugo Rignold-Jean Pougnet-Eric Siday-vn/vc/Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-g/Wally Morris-sb
WA-10656-2 Kashmiri Song Col CB-141
WA-10657-2 Someday I'll Find You -v Col CB-141, Regal G21320(Aust)
-v, vocal Jack Plant
MT-TMR, RL

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, September 18, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10673-2 Don't Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve CB-140, ColDC-2012
WA-10674-1-2 Let's Go Native -v* Col rejected
WA-10675-2 He's My Secret Passion -v** Col CB-134
-v*, vocal Philip Lorner, -v** vocal Queenie Leonard
BDBR

LEN FILLIS, Banjo, introducing Hawaiian Guitar, with Arthur Young, piano
London, 19 Sept 1930.
WA-10681- Swanee River Medley, Part I Co DB 276, Col FB 1292, Co DO292(Aust)
Dixie, Poor Old Joe, Deep River
WA-10682- Swanee River Medley, Part II Co DB 276, Col FB 1292, Co DO292(Aust)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Swanee River, Kentucky Home
TB, RL

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, 19 Sept, 1930
Len Fillis-stg/probably Al Bowlly-g/ with cl/vn/p
WAR-325-2 Rose Dreams -v* Re MR-216, Reg G-20931
WAR-326-2 Blue Pacific Moonlight -v** Re MR-187
WAR-327-2 Here In My Heart -v** Re MR-187
WAR-328-2 That Little Lock Of Hair -v* Re MR-216, Reg G-20931
-v* vocals Al Bowlly
-v** vocal duet Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED, RL

HAWAIIAN QUARTET
London, September 24, 1930
GB-1916-2 There's A Stranger In Heaven Tonight -v Dec F-1991
GB-1917-2 Palikiko Blues Decca F-2066
GB-1918-2 Aloha Oe -v Dec F-2066
GB-1919-1 Goodbye To All That -v** Dec F-1958
GB-1920-2 Sleepy Head -v* Decca F-1958
GB-1921-2 The Golden Gates Of Paradise -v Dec F-1991
Decca F-1958 and Decca F-1991 as HONOLULU QUARTET
-v, Al Bowlly vocal; -v*, Les Allen vocal; -v**, vocal duo Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED, Mike Hart, Ross Laird

JAY WILBUR'S ORCHESTRA
London, late Sept 1930
Jay Wilbur directing large band, including Len Fillis-bj
A Pot Pourri Of The Year's Successes By Famous Imperial Artistes
5507-3 Imperial Revels Pt 1 Imperial 2359
includes Blue Pacific Moonlight*; Give Yourself A Pat On The Back**; The Breakaway***
with vocals Robert Gwynn (John Thorne)*, A Whelan**, and xylophone solo by Wag Abbey***
5508-3 Imperial Revels Pt 2 Imperial 2359
includes Dada, Dada*; Molly; 11.30 Saturday Night; Maine Drinking Song
with vocals by Elsie Carlisle* and Jack Gordon (Plant)**. Len Fillis plays solo banjo on 11.30 Saturday Night
RJ

ELSIE CARLISLE
London, late Sept 1930
Elsie Carlisle vocals, with Jay Wilbur directing large band, including Len Fillis-bj
5509- Wasn't It Nice? Imperial 2362
5510-1-2 More Than You Know Imperial 2362
RJ

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Oct 3, 1930
Van Phillips dir. collective personnel: Max Goldberg-another-t/Tony Thorpe and Ted Heath or Joe Cordell-tb/Joe Crossman-cl-as-bar/Harry Karr-cl-as-f/Johnny Raitz-Hal Swain-ts/Leon Goossens-o/Leonard Hopkinson-f/Hugo Rignold-Jean Pougnet-Reg Pursglove-Eric Siday-vn/Arthur Young-p/Len Fillis-bj-g/Wally Morris-sb/bb/Rudy Starita-d-x
WA-10725-2 What A Perfect Night For Love -v Col CB-146
WA-10726-2 Without My Girl -v Col CB-146
WA-10727-2 Wasn't It Nice? -v Col CB-160
WA-10728-2 Take Along A Little Love -v Col CB-160
-v, vocal Billy Milton
BDBR

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, October 6, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10674-3 Lets Go Native -v Col CB-134
-v, vocals Jack Plant
BDBR

THE BUCKINGHAM STRING PLAYERS
London, Oct 10, 1930
Van Phillips dir. personnel as Sept 17.
WA-10757-2 The Same As We Used To Do -v Col CB-147
WA-10758-2 So Beats My Heart For You -v Col CB-148
WA-10759-2 A Slave To Love -v Col CB-147
-v, vocal Lou Abelardo
MT-TMR

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Oct 13, 1930
Van Phillips dir. collective personnel as Oct 3
WA-10764-1 It Must Be You -v Col CB-150
WA-10765-2 Living A Life Of Dreams -v Col CB-158
WA-10766-1 Nobody Cares If I'm Blue Col CB-158, Col DO285(Aust)
WA-10767-2 Two Of Everything -v Col CB-150
-v, vocal Lou Abelardo.
BDBR, RL

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Oct 20, 1930
Van Phillips dir. collective personnel as Oct 3
WA-10808-1 Always In All Ways -vLA Col CB-162, Col DO259(Aust)
WA-10809-1 It's For You -vJP Col CB-161
WA-10810-1 Why Am I So Romantic? -vLA Col CB-161, Col DO271(Aust)
WA-10811-1 Beyond The Blue Horizon -vJP Col CB-162, Col DO259(Aust)
-vJP, vocal Jack Plant. -vLA, vocal Lou Abelardo.
BDBR, RL

ELLA LOGAN
London, Oct 20, 1930
Ella Logan vocals, acc. by Arthur Young-p/LenFillis-hg/tg* or tg**
GB-2095-2 Whispering Out Of the South* Decca F-2025
GB-2096-1-2 I Need A Good Kind Man rejected
GB-2097-1 Waiting For That Thing Called Happiness rejected
GB-2098-1 Dinah** Decca F-2025
CED

AL VOCALE AND HIS CROONERS
London, late October, 1930
band directed by Len Fillis
13084- Sleepy Head -v EBW 5189
13085- That's My Song Of Love -v EBW 5189
89919-1 Waiting For That Thing Called Happiness -v EBR 1416
-v, vocal duo Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Oct 23, 1930
Van Phillips dir. collective personnel as Oct 3
WA-10820-2 Oh Donna Clara -v Col CB-159, Col DO293(Aust)
WA-10821-1 Little Russian Rose -v Col CB-159
WA-10822-2 Oh Donna Clara Col CB-173, Regal G20853(Aust)
WA-10823-2 Das Madchen von Bodensee Col CB-173
-v, vocal Jack Plant. CB-173 and Regal G20853 as FERDINAND AND HIS BOHEMIANS.
BDBR, RL

THE FOUR BRIGHT SPARKS
London, October 28, 1930
personnel as April 12
WA-10838-2 Highway To Heaven Col CB-178, Regal G20939(Aust)
WA-10839-2 When Love Comes In The Moonlight Col CB-178, Regal G20939(Aust)
Ross Laird reports Australian Regals as THE MIDNIGHT REVELLERS
vocals Jack Plant
BDBR, RL

LEN FILLIS, banjo (muted tenor), Arthur Young at the piano
London, 30 Oct 1930
WA-10853- Banjokes Col DB354
WA-10854- Dizzy Digits Col DB354
NF

LEN FILLIS, Hawaiian Guitar, Arthur Young at the piano
London, 30 Oct 1930
WA-10855-2Dancing On The Ceiling Col DB304
WA-10856-2No Place But Home Col DB304
TB

THE PHANTOM PLAYERS
London, November 3, 1930
includes Len Fillis-g-stg/Al Bowlly -g
GB-2175-2 Waiting For This Thing Called Happiness Dec F-2078
GB-2176-2 Dancing With The Devil -v* Dec F-2078
GB-2177-2 Lonely Little Vagabond -v** Dec F-2144
GB-2178-1 She's My Secret Passion -v** Dec F-2144
-v*, vocal Ella Logan, -v**, vocal Al Bowlly
BDBR

EARL MELVILLE AND HIS HAWAIIANS
London, early November, 1930
3961-2 That's My Song Of Love -v** Pic 673
3962 That Little Lock Of Hair (My Mother Gave To Me) -v** Pic 673
3963 She's My Secret Passion -v* Pic 649
3964-2 Lonely Little Vagabond -v* Pic 649
3965 There's A Stranger In Heaven Tonight -v* Pic 685
-v**, vocal duo Al Bowlly and probably Les Allen, -v*, Al Bowlly vocal. Note label on Piccadilly 649 says He's My Secret Passion
CED

FERRACHINI'S HAWAIIAN BAND
London, November 10, 1930
Len Fillis-stg dir. Nat Star-cl/Ted Edbrooke-vn/Sid Bright-p/Al Bowlly-g
LO-797-1 Moonlight On The Colorado Bcst 2605, 3018
LO-798-1 Cuban Love Song Bcst 2605, 3018
Z-1748-1 The Kiss Waltz Bcst 643 (8")
Z-1749-1 With My Guitar And You* Bcst 643 (8")
Z-1750-1 Bye Bye Blues* Bcst 644 (8")
Z-1751-1 Old New England Moon Bcst 644 (8")
All these titles have vocal duet Al Bowlly and Les Allen, * third voice heard scatting
NOTE: Broadcasts 643 and 644 are labelled THE WAIKIKI SERENADERS, and were part of a special issue released on December 12, 1930
CED, MH

PHIL LENARD, Banjo solo, piano acc.
London, 17 Nov 1930
GB-2229-3 Dizzy Digits Decca F-??
Norman Field notes: only early pressings of this record are credited to PHIL LENARD, possibly due to a contract Fillis may have had with Columbia. However, by 1939, the Decca-Brunswick catalogue was listing this record as Len Fillis.
NF

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, Nov 12, 1930
Van Phillips dir. collective personnel as Oct 3
WA-10895-1 I'm Doin' That Thing -v Col CB-171
WA-10896-2 Go Home And Tell Your Mother -v Col CB-171
WA-10898-2 Dancing On The Ceiling -v Col CB-172, Regal G22102(Aust)
WA-10899-1 No Place But Home -v Col CB-172
-v, vocal Maurice Elwin.
BDBR, RL

VAN PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
London, ~Nov 12, 1930
WAX-5884 Maurice Chevalier Songs, part 1 Col DX-186
intro. Dites-moi, Ma Mere/Louise -v/Sweeping The Clouds Away/You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me -v
WAX-5885 Maurice Chevalier, part 2 Col DX-186
intro. Paris, Stay The Same/My Love Parade -v/All I Want Is Just One Girl/On Top Of The World Alone -v?/Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight
-v, vocal Maurice Elwin
MT-TMR

HAWAIIAN SERENADERS (probably identifiable with the Nov 10 group)
London, November 13, 1930
1040-1 Old Spanish Moon Victory 302 (7")
1041-2 Love Never Dies Victory 297 (7")
1042-1 Why Did You Turn Me Down? Victory 300 (7")
1043-1 Lullaby Land rejected
1044-1 Love Birds Are Better Than Bluebirds Victory 298 (7")
1045-1 Headin' For Hollywood Victory 303 (7")
Al Bowlly vocals
CED

EDGAR ADELER'S HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, November 1930
S-1154-1 Sleepy Head -v Sterno 594
S-1156-1 With My Guitar And You -v duo Sterno 604
S-1157-1 Go Home And Tell Your Mother -v duo Sterno 604
NOTE: Matrix S-1155 has not been traced
-v, vocal Al Bowlly, -v duo, Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED

LEN FILLIS
London, 7 Dec 1930
Steel guitar solo
GB-2228-3-4 My Rose Decca F2379

Banjo solo
GB-2230-3-4 Banjokes Decca F2379
TB

THE BUCKINGHAM STRING PLAYERS
London, Dec 15, 1930
Van Phillips dir. personnel as Sept 17.
WA-10981-1 'Tis I Myself (Londonderry Air) -v Col CB-198, Col DO344(Aust)
WA-10982-1-2 Gypsy Love Song rejected
WA-10983-1 Forget-Me-Not -v Col CB-198, Colo DO344(Aust)
-v, vocal Maurice Elwin
MT-TMR, RL

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, December 17, 1930
WAR-450-1 There's A Stranger In Heaven Tonight -v Re MR-267, G-20989
WAR-451-2 Sleepy Head -v Re MR-337
WAR-452-2 In An Old Churchyard -v Re MR-337
WAR-453-2 The Silver-Toned Chimes Of The Angelus -v Re MR-267, G-20989
-v, vocal duets Al Bowlly and Les Allen
CED, MH

PHIL LENARD, Steel Guitar with piano accompaniment
London, 17 December 1930
GB2227- The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Seitz) Decca F2171
GB2228-3-4 My Rose (Fillis) Decca F2171
TB, PE

THE PALM BEACH HAWAIIANS
London, December 18, 1930
GB-2415-1-2 That's What Loneliness Means To Me -v Dec F-2246
-v, vocals Al Bowlly
(John Wright reports two guitars heard. The session is immediately followed on by Al Bowlly singing with Billy Hill and his Boys.
CED

FERRACHINI'S HAWAIIAN BAND
London, January, 1931
Len Fillis-stg dir. Nat Star-cl/Ted Edbrooke-vn/Sid Bright-p/Al Bowlly-g
LO-845-1 My Bluebird Was Caught In The Rain -v Bcst 3008
LO-846-1 Somewhere In Old Wyoming -v Bcst 3008
Z-1831-1 Oh Donna Clara -v Bcst 673 (8")
Z-1832-1 Nobody Cares If I'm Blue -v Bcst 673 (8")
-v, vocal duets Al Bowlly and Les Allen
Broadcast 673 as WAIKIKI SERENADERS
(John Wright confirms that two guitars are heard on Broadcast 3008)
BDBR

PHIL LENARD, Banjo solo, piano acc.
London, ~mid Jan 1931
GB-2524-3 Uncanny Banjo Decca F- ???
Norman Field notes: only early pressings of this record are credited to PHIL LENARD, by 1939 the record was listed in the catalogue as Len Fillis.
NF

THE PALM BEACH HAWAIIANS
London, January 23, 1931
GB-2545-1 Somewhere In Old Wyoming -v Dec F-2213
GB-2546-2 Oh! Donna Clara -v Dec F-2213
GB-2547-? A Little Love Song -vLA Decca F-2317
GB-2548-1 Hurt -v Dec F-2317
NOTE: -vLA, vocals Les Allen. Others have Al Bowlly, Les Allen duet.
(Mike Hart hears two guitars at this session)
CED, SL

THE PALM BEACH HAWAIIANS
London, February 9, 1931
GB-2689-1 After The Party Dec F-2255
GB-2690-1 'Neath Hawaiian Skies -v Dec F-2255
GB-2691-1-2-3 Really Mine -v Dec F-2246
TB, CED
(John Wright reports that in the instrumental After The Party there is heard a rhythm guitar as well as Len Fillis' Hawaiian guitar. Al Bowlly might play the rhythm guitar which accompanies the piano solo and is heard in the final coda. Al Bowlly sings on the other two recordings but his guitar contribution is not certain.
CED, JABW

PHIL LENARD, Tenor Banjo with piano accompaniment
London, 9 Feb 1931
GB2227-7-8 The World Is Waiting for the Sunshine Decca F2171
TB, PE

Lupino Lane, comedian with Len Fillis and his Band
London, 18 Mar 1931
WA11379-1 Who Could, We Could, We Two Col DB 465
WA11378-1 We All Go OOh Ha Ha, Together Col DB 465
TB

LEN FILLIS solo banjo, with Sid Bright piano
London, 13 Mar 1931
CA11351- Three Little Words Col DB-498
solo Hawaiian guitar, with piano
CA11354- The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Col DB-498
The intermediate matrix numbers are not yet traced.
TB

GRETA KELLER with orchestra
London, 14 Mar 1931
WAR561-2 Ten Cents A Dance Re MR319
WAR562-2 Three Little Words unissued
WAR563-1 Would You Like To Take A Walk? Re MR319
WAR564-2 Writing A Letter To You unissued
RL
Ross Laird reports Len Fillis & His Band according to files

RICHARD NELLER with orchestra
London, Mar. 18, 1931
WAR573-1 Today, Tomorrow, Forever Re MR320
WAR574-1 Indiana Sweetheart Re MR320
RL
Ross Laird reports Len Fillis & His Band according to files

THE PHANTOM PLAYERS
London, March 19, 1931
includes Len Fillis-g-stg, t/tb/2cl/3vn/p/sb/d-vb
GB-2734-1 I've Found What I Wanted In You -v Decca F-2305
GB-2735-1 Blue Lagoon -v Decca F-2306
GB-2736-1 Wha'd Ja Do To Me? -v Decca F-2305
GB-2737-1 Under The Spell Of Your Kiss -v Decca F-2306
-v, vocals by Les Allen
BDBR

Information on the next two sessions is from Jack Palmer, the Vernon Dalhart discographer, who discussed the details with Brian Rust.

VERNON DALHART vocal
Petty France Studios, London, April 1, 1931
features Len Fillis-g, unknown tuba, Dalhart is probably playing both the harmonica and jews harp, and Adelyne Hood the violin.
WAR-593-1 The Runaway Train Regal MR-346 *, Regal G21106(Aust)
WAR-594-1 River Stay Away From My Door Regal MR-332
WAR-595-1 Get Away Old Man, Get Away Regal MR-346 *, Regal G21106(Aust)
WAR-596-1 It's Time To Say Aloha To You ** Regal MR-332
* later reissued on Regal Zonophone 3817
** vocal duet with Adelyne Hood
JP, RL

VERNON DALHART vocal
Petty France Studios, London, April 2, 1931
probably as previous session, Len Fillis-g, unknown-tuba, Vernon Dalhart-harmonica and jews harp, Adelyne Hood-violin.
AR-597 When the Bloom Is On The Sage Rejected
AR-598 Mountains Ain't No Place for Bad Men Rejected
AR-599 Rock Me To Sleep In My Rocky Mountain Home Rejected
AR-600 Rabbit In The Pea Patch Rejected
JP

LEN FILLIS AND HIS NOVELTY ORCHESTRA
London, May 6, 1931
A-11565-1 Song Hits-Part 1* Col DB-516
A-11566-1 Song Hits-Part 4** Col DB-549
A-11567-1 Song Hits-Part 3*** Col DB-549
A-11568-1 Song Hits-Part 2*** Col DB-516
* vocal Les Allen, ** vocal Al Bowlly, ***vocal duet.
CED, JABW, TB
John Wright reports that Len Fillis plays steel guitar on Parts 1 and 2. The instrumentation sounds like: stg, g, vn, cl, p.
Songs are:
Part 1: Would You Like To Take A Walk, Reaching For The Moon*, You're Driving Me Crazy
Part 2: River Stay Away From My Door, Hawaiian Stars Are Gleaming***, Laughing At Life
Terry Brown reports:
Part 3: Lady of Spain***, Bells Of Normandy, Love Song Of Old Valencia
Part 4: Pretty Kitty Kelly, Bubbling Over With Love**, Dreaming Of My Indiana Sweetheart

JACK PLANT, tenor vocal with orchestra conducted by Len Fillis
London, 13 May 1931
CA11594-1 I Surrender Dear Col DB 522
CA11593-1 It Must Be True Col DB 522
CA11585-1 Just Two Hearts And A Waltz Refrain Col DB 558
CA11596-2 Lovely Lady Col DB 558
TB

LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, ~May 14, 1931
CAR-653-1 Oh Rosalita -v Regal MR-349, Regal G21116(Aust)
CAR-654-1 Hawaiian Stars Are Gleaming -v Regal MR-349, Regal G21116(Aust)
-v, unidentified vocals
RL, AP

PHIL LENARD Hawaiian guitar solo with piano accompaniment
London, ~May 1931
GB-2829-1 I Love The Moon Decca F-2358
GB-2830-1 There's A Long Long Trail Decca F-2358
JM Joe Moore has record labelled as Phil Lenard.
NF Norman Fields has record (later pressing?) labelled as Len Fillis. See note Nov 1930.

PHIL LENARD banjo and guitar
London, 18 May 1931
GB-2831-1-2 Swanee River Medley, Part I Decca F-2384
Banjo, 'Yankee Doodle', 'Poor Old Joe', 'Swanee River'
GB-2832-1-2 Swanee River Medley, Part II Decca F-2384
Guitar, 'Deep River', 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot'
TB

FERRACHINI'S HAWAIIAN BAND
London, May 20, 1931
includes Len Fillis -stg, Nat Star-cl, Sid Bright-p, Ted Edbrooke-vn
L-01052-1 Goodnight Sweetheart -v Bcast 3058
L-01053-1 Wabash Moon -v Bcast 3058
-v, unidentified vocals
BDBR

EARL MELVILLE AND HIS HAWAIIANS Len Fillis is likely featured in this group consisting of piano, violin, clarinet, guitar and steel guitar.
London, ~Jun/Jul 1931.
4393- When Its Midnight On The Prairie voc- Pic 794
4394- My Heart Is Where The Mohawk Flows Tonight voc- Pic 794
TB
Terry Brown has suggested the vocalist is Val Rosing on both sides.

NORMAN LAMBERT(Tenor) with Hawaiian Accomp.
(piano, violin, guitar, steel guitar)
London, Jun/Jul 1931.
4395-2 That's my song of love Picc 879
4396- In Old Madrid Picc 879
* composer credits Fillis, Colville
TB
Terry Brown has suggested the singer is Val Rosing on both sides.

LEN FILLIS AND HIS NOVELTY ORCHESTRA
London July 2, 1931
Len Fillis -g,-stg dir. Al Bowlly -g/Ted Edbrooke -vn,-pac/Sid Bright -p/Rudy Starita -x
CA-11781-1 Mama Inez Col CB-324
CA-11782-1 Speak Easy Col CB-324
CA-11783-1 African Lament Col CB-335
CA-11784-1 Lucerne Col CB-335
BDBR

FERRACHINI'S HAWAIIAN BAND
London, July 20, 1931
includes Len Fillis -stg, Nat Star-cl, Sid Bright-p, Ted Edbrooke-vn
L-01142-2 Lucerne -v Bcast 3080
L-01143-2 Without That Gal -v Bcast 3080
-v, unidentified vocals
BDBR, thanks Mike Hart for correction

THE MAD HATTERS
London, Sept 15, 1931
includes Len Fillis -g, and possibly Sid Bright-p, Ted Edbrooke-vn
CAR799-1 Until The Real Thing Comes Along Regal rejected
CAR800-1-2 She Was A Girl Called Angel Eyes rejected
CAR801-1-2 You Can't Stop Me From Loving You rejected
CAR802-1-2 Heartaches rejected
BDBR, thanks Mike Hart for correction

PHYLLIS ROBINS, Comedienne, guitar, violin & piano
London, Sept 17, 1931
CA11980-2 What Are You Thinkin' About, Baby? rejected
CA11981-2 Time Alone Will Tell unissued
RL
may feature Len Fillis, see Oct 14 session.

PALM BEACH PLAYERS
London, 6 Oct 1931
GB3396-1-2 Heartaches -v Decca F2598
GB3398-1 Just One More Chance -v Decca 2598
GB3397-1 I Believe In You -v Decca F2632
GB3399-1-2 When its Moonlight on the Prairie -v Decca F2594
GB3400-1-2 When We Danced To The Old Hurdy-Gurdy -v Decca F2594
GB3401-1-2 On The Beach With You -v Decca F2632
-v, vocal Val Rosing
TB

LEN FILLIS AND HIS BAND
London, Oct 12, 1931
includes Len Fillis -g, and possibly Sid Bright-p, Ted Edbrooke-vn
S-1966-1-2 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On Sterno rejected
S-1967-1-2 What Are You Thinking About Baby? rejected
BDBR

PHYLLIS ROBINS, Comedienne, with piano and guitar
London, Oct 14, 1931
CA-11980-3 What Are You Thinking About Baby? Col DB-653
CA-12067-1 That's What I Like About You Col DB-653
RL, JM
Joe Moore says this record features a guitar solo that sounds like Len Fillis

LINN MILFORD'S HAWAIIAN PLAYERS
London, Oct 20, 1931
CAR852-1 Southern Moon Regal MR-442, Regal G21246(Aust)
CAR851-1 Silvery Arizona Moon Regal MR-442, Regal G21246(Aust)
RL

LEN FILLIS, hawaiian guitar
London, Oct 25, 1931
CA12127- At Your Command Co DB705, Re G21311(Aust)
CA12128- Sweet And Lovely Co DB705, Re G21311(Aust)
CA12129- I Believe In You Co DB686, Re G21310(Aust)
CA12130- For You Co DB686, Re G21310(Aust)
RL

SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS. Len Fillis, Hawaiian Guitar
London. Nov 25, 1931
CA12208- White Flower Of The Islands Columbia CB-387
MS

LEN FILLIS, *Hawaiian guitar solo, **Spanish guitar solo, with piano
London, ~Dec 1931
CA-12263- No. 13 Blues* Col DB-723
CA-12264- In 'A'** Col DB-723
NF

Columbia Popular Artists' Showcase,
London, ~early 1932
CAX-6246- Columbia On Parade Part II Col DX-299, Col DOX259(Aust)
Norman Field notes: this recording briefly features Len Fillis playing a few bars of No.13 Blues. Of interest is that many of the featured artists - including Len Fillis - sing their own names in the chorus of Uncle Tom Cobleigh And All which concludes the proceedings, thus providing the (as yet) only known recording of the voice of Len Fillis.
NF, RL

FRED ELIZALDE-CHRISTOPHER STONE: Christopher Stone comperes illustrations by FRED ELIZALDE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
London, Jan 26, 1932
Fred Elizalde-p-a-dir., Frank Wilson-t/Lew Davis-tb/Frank Thurston-cl/Mickey Lewis-as/Rex Owen-ts/Reg Pursglove-vn/Len Fillis-b-g/George Gibbs-bb-sb/Ronnie Gubertini-d
GA-3882-3 Rhythm,Past And Present - part 1 Decca K-699
GA-3883-3 Rhythm, Past And Present - part 2 Decca K-699
vocals Les Allen
BDBR

LEN FILLIS, Hawaiian guitar solo, with Orchestra.
London, c. Feb. 6, 1932
CA 12407-1 Home Col DB-788, Regal G21436(Aust)
CA 12408-1 Just Friends Col DB-788, Regal G21436(Aust)
CA-12409-1 Goodnight, Vienna Col DB-798
sourcesMT, NF, RL

FERRACHINI'S HAWAIIAN BAND
London ~Feb 1932
1024 Serenata No. 1 Bcast 3160, Cristal 5534
1025 Speak To Me Of Love Bcast 3160, Cristal 5534
LC Les Cook reported the French issue on the Cristal label, with titles as Serenade No 1 and Parlez-Moi D'Amour

LEN FILLIS AND HIS HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA
London, c.Mar 1, 1932
possibly Len Fillis-hg/vn/p/sb/d
GB-40??- Just Friends Decca F-2882, Decca M1116(Aust)
GB-4050- Whistling Decca F-2882, Decca M1117(Aust)
RL

LEN FILLIS Hawaiian Guitar with piano and celeste
London. 1 March 1932
GB-4084-1-2 One Little Quarrel Decca F-2861
GB-4049-1-2 Home Decca F-2861
TB

LEN FILLIS Hawaiian Guitar with piano and celeste
London. 3 March 1932
GB4047-1-2 Just Friends Decca F2882
GB4050-1-2 Whistling Decca F2882
TB

LEN FILLIS AND HIS HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA
London, c.Mar 24, 1932
Len Fillis-hg/vn/p/sb/d
GB-4122-2 An Evening In Caroline Decca F-2885, Decca M1116(Aust)
GB-4123-1 Goodnight Vienna Decca F-2885, Decca M1116(Aust)
vocals by The Carlyle Cousins
NF, RL

LEN FILLIS AND HIS HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA
London, c.Mar 29, 1932
possibly Len Fillis-hg/vn/p/sb/d
GB-4158-1 Can't We Talk It Over? -v Decca F-2906, Decca M1143(Aust)
GB-4159-1 Goodnight, Little Girl, Goodnight -v Decca F-2906, Decca M1143(Aust)
vocals by The Carlyle Cousins
RL

THE HAWAIIAN SERENADERS or LINN MILFORD AND HIS HAWAIIAN PLAYERS *
London ~Apr 1932
CAR1187- One, Two, Three, Four - Waltz Regal-Zonophone MR 1010
CAR1188- Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula Regal-Zonophone MR 2406
CAR1189- Wonderful Nights In Hawaii Regal-Zonophone MR 2406
MS

BOBBY HOWES
London, May 10, 1932
Bobby Howes vocal, acc. by probably Norman Payne-t/Reg Leopold-vn/Carroll Gibbons-p/Len Fillis-g/Jack Evetts-sb
CA-12689-2 I Got Rhythm Col DB-824
JR

MARION HARRIS, comedienne with piano and guitar by Len Fillis.
London, 2 Jun 1932
CA12774-1 Spring Is Here Again Col DB 851
TB
Terry reports that the other side of the reocrd features Marion Harris from an earlier session acc. by Carroll Gibbons and band.

Chick Endor & Charlie Farrell, comedians with piano and Len Fillis, guitar
London, 3 Jun 1932
CA12775-2 She's Lazy, She's Lousy And She Loves It Col DB 852
CA12776-1 One Of Us Is Crazy Col DB 852
TB

Chick Endor & Charlie Farrell, comedians with piano and Len Fillis, guitar
London, 16 Jun 1932
CA12814-2 I Don't Blame You Col DB 887
TB

LEN FILLIS
London, 22 June 1932
steel guitar with piano (Claude Ivy)
GB-4583-1-2 Day By Day Decca F-3036
GB-4591-1-2 Auf Weidersehen, My Dear Decca F-3036
TB, MS

Chick Endor & Charlie Farrell, comedians with piano and Len Fillis, guitar
London, 6 Jul 1932
CA12865-1 I'm The Guy Whose Wife Is The Life Of The Party Col DB 888
CA12866-1 Where's The Girl? Col DB 888
TB

Chick Endor & Charlie Farrell, comedians with piano and Len Fillis, guitar
London, 7 Jul 1932
CA12870-1My Extraordinary Girl Col DB 887
TB

LEN FILLIS
London, 12 July 1932
hawaiian guitar with piano and cello
GB-4610-1-2 Roses At Dawning Decca F3058
GB-4630-1-2-3 I Don't Blame You Decca F3058, Decca M1202(Aust)
TB

LEN FILLIS
London, 21 July 1932
guitar with piano (Claude Ivy)
GB-4683-1-2 Dear Old Pal Of Mine Decca F-3106, Decca M1202(Aust)
GB-4698-1-2 Un Peu D'Amour (A Little Love, A Little Kiss) Decca F-3106
TB

RICHARD HAYWARD vocal
London, 12 August 1932
(Traditional Irish Ballad Singer), acc. Len Fillis guitar
GB-4737-1 Ballinadrae Decca F-3283
GB-4738-1-2 The Three Leafted Shamrock from Glenore DEcca F-3283
TB

LEN FILLIS
London, 21 August 1932
steel guitar with 2 pianos and cello
GB4803-1-2 The Clouds Will Soon Roll By Decca F3170
GB4804-1-2 Moonlight On The River Decca F3170
TB

ELSIE CARLISLE
Chelsea Town Hall, London, ~Sept 1932
Elsie Carlisle vocal, acc. by band including Len Fillis-g-stg
GB-4844-3-4 The Clouds Will Soon Roll By * Decca F-3146
GB-4845-3-4 The Night That Love Was Born** Decca F-3146
* piano and steel guitar only. ** band, Len Fillis plays only acoustic guitar
RJ

Chick Endor & Charlie Farrell, comedians with Carroll Gibbons, piano and Len Fillis, guitar
London, 12 Sept 1932
CA13012-1 All Of A Sudden Col DB 922
CA13013-2 We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye Col DB 922
TB

this photo appeared in Melody Maker Sept. 1932LEN FILLIS acc. by EDGAR JACKSON'S DANCE ORCHESTRA
London, 16 Sept 1932
*Hawaiian guitar, **tenor banjo
GB-4897-3 Japanese Sandman* Decca F-3228
GB-4898-1 Tiger Rag** Decca F-3228
GB-4899-1-2 Ooh, That Kiss! Decca F3201
MT-TMR, RL, TB

LEN FILLIS
London, 16 Sept 1932
Guitar with piano (Claude Ivy) only
GB-4900-1-2 Moon Decca F3201
TB

LEN FILLIShawaiian guitar solo, with pianoforte accompaniment
London, ~Oct 1932
GB-4156-1 A Thought Of The East Decca F-3255
GB-4157-2 No. 13 Blues Decca F-3255
JM

HARRY PERRIT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
London, Nov 17, 1932
Harry Perritt dir. Bert Wilton-Arthur Fotrella-t/Bert Boatwright-tb/Wally Purdie-Les Jacobson-cl-as/Gil Port-ts-bar/2vn/Ben Edwards-p/Len Filis-bj-g/Tiny Stock-sb/Len Hunt-d
CA-13245-1 Yes, Mr Brown v.duo Col CB-537, Regal G21502(Aust)
CA-13246-1 If You Would Learn To Live vg Col CB-537, Regal G21502(Aust)
CAX-6584-1-2 Yes Mr Brown - selection part 1 rejected
CAX-6585-1-2 Yes Mr Brown - selection part 2 rejected
vg, vocal Cecile Petrie
BDBR supplement, RL

LEN FILLIS, guitar with Claude Ivy, piano
5 Jan 1933
GB5429-1-2 Roll Along Kentucky Moon Decca F-3389
GB5430-1-2 Just An Echo In The Valley Decca F-3389
TB

ELSIE CARLISLE
London January 13, 1933
Elsie Carlisle vocal, acc. by band that may include Len Fillis-g
GB-5467-2 Fit As A Fiddle Decca F-3411
GB-5468-1 'Twas Only A Summer Night's Dream Decca F-3411
RJ

LEN FILLIS, Hawaiian guitar with Harry Jacobson, piano
London, 31 Jan 1933
GB5542-1-2 Sittin' By The River Decca F-3464
GB5541-1-2 What More Can I Ask? Decca F-3464
TB

Frances Maddux (Soprano) with piano Carroll Gibbons, and Guitar Len Fillis
London, 2 Feb 1933
CA13387-1 Try Gettin' A Good Night's Sleep Col DB 1089
CA13386-1 Ev'ry Little While Col DB 1089
CA13388-1 Fit As A Fiddle Col DB 1081
TB

THE HAWAIIAN BEACH SONGSTERS*, THE HAWAIIAN SERENADERS**
London ~June 1933
CAR2069- Hawaiian Star Of Love Regal-Zonophone MR 1030 *
CAR2070- Kawaihau - Waltz Regal-Zonophone MR 1010 **
JW, MS
* unknown vocal

LEN FILLIS HAWAIIAN TRIO
London ~Sept 1933
F552 Aloha Oe Rex 8046
F553-2 Kilima Waltz Rex 8046
RL. Albert Pattison reports a short vocal on Aloha Oe, and it's take 2 for Kilima Waltz

GINGER JOHNSON AND THE SWINGING SEVEN
London, Sept 12, 1933
Austin Croom-Johnson-p, dir. Lloyd Shakespeare-t/Harry Kerr-as-f/John Burnaby-p/Len Fillis-g/Don Stuteley-sb/Rudy Starita-vib
CAR-2185-1 I Raised My Hat -v Reg-Zono MR-1071, Reg-Zono G21892(Aust)
CAR-2186-1 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia -v Reg-Zono MR-1071, Reg-Zono G21892(Aust)
CAR-2187-1-2 Johnny -v rejected
CAR-2188-1-2 Don't Blame Me -v rejected
-v, vocals unidentified female
BDBR, RL

LEN FILLIS & HIS NOVELTY ORCHESTRA
London, c.Oct. 21, 1934
CA14729-1 Aloma Col DB1525, RZ G22444(Aust)
RL

HAWAIIAN SERENADERS
London, ~Oct 1934
GB- Aloma Decca F-5191
GB- Hawaiian Nights -wz Decca F-5191
MS

LEN FILLIS, Hawaiian guitar
London, c.Nov. 10, 1934
CA14768-1 Song Of The Islands Col DB1525, RZ G22444(Aust)
RL

THE BLUE HAWAIIAN QUINTET dir. LEN FILLIS
London, c. Dec 21, 1933
EB1112-1D The Harbour Of Home, Sweet Home -v* Edison Bell Record 5633
EB1113-11D The Song Of The Islands -v** Edison Bell Record 5633
-v*, vocal Dan Donovan. -v**, vocal ? George Barclay
Mike Thomas dated these recordings and identified Dan Donovan. The other vocalist was suggested by John Wright, if it is George Barclay then it would be his earliest known recording.
JABW, MT

LEN FILLIS and his Novelty Orchestra
London, ~ July 1934
CAX 7203-1 Lullabyland - The Music of Lullabies, Pt 1 Columbia DX 600
CAX 7204-1 Lullabyland - The Music of Lullabies, Pt 2 Columbia DX 600
Part 1 - Introducing: Mighty Lak' A Rose; Sweet And Low; Little Alabama Coon
Part 2 - Introducing: Ma Curly Headed Baby; Honey; Hush-a-bye Baby
information from Mike Taylor

HARRY PERRITT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
London, Dec 18, 1934
Harry Perritt dir. Tommy Band-Billy Mason-t/Dave Burchett-tb/Les Norman-Billy Mitchell-cl-as/Gil Port-ts-bar/3vn/Claude Ivy-Dot Morrison-p/Len Fillis-g/Al Foreman-sb/Len Hunt-d
CA-14829-1 J.B. Blues Col FB-1086
CA-14830-1 Buchanan Stomp Col FB-1086, RZ G22744(Aust)
Mike Thomas reports personnel from Melody Maker report 17/11/34
BDBR, MT-TMR, RL

TAHITI BEACHCOMBERS
London ~June 1935
CA-15088- Palikiko Blues Col FB-1069
CA-15089- Pua Carnation Col FB-1069
MS

LEN FILLIS AND HIS NOVELTY ORCHESTRA
London ~June 1935
CA-15137-1 'Way Down On Honolulu Bay Col FB-1084, RZ G22524(Aust)
CA-15138-1 Haunting Me Col FB-1084, RZ G22524(Aust)
RL

THE RADIO RHYTHM RASCALS
London, July 12, 1935
Bruce Merrill-p/Len Fillis-Jack Llewellyn-g/Dick Escott-sb
CA-15189-1 Sweet Sue - Just You Col FB-1107, RZ G22579(Aust)
CA-15190-1 Dinah Col FB-1107, G22579(Aust)
vocals Val Rosing
BDBR, RL

LEN FILLIS AND HIS HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA
London, Nov 4, 1935
Len Fillis -g, -stg, dir., vn/?vl/p/g
CA-15423-1 By The Lazy Lagoon Col FB-1212
CA-15424-1 Blue Hawaiian Sky Col FB-1212
CA-15425-1 When The Leaves Bid The Trees Goodbye Col FB-1232
CA-15426-1 Say The Word And It's Yours Col FB-1232
BDBR

THE RADIO RHYTHM RASCALS
London, Nov 18, 1935
Pat Dodd-p/Len Fillis-Al Shaw-g/Don Stuteley-sb
CA-15456-1 Avalon-v Col FB-1719
CA-15457-1 Shine-v Col FB-1236
CA-15458-1 My Honey's Lovin Arms-v Col FB-1719
CA-15459-1 Whispering-v Col FB-1236
-v, vocal Val Rosing (Col FB-1719 issued as by VAL ROSING AND THE RHYTHM RASCALS )
BDBR, MT-TMR

LEN FILLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
London, Jan 16, 1936
Len Fillis -stg, dir., 2vn/vc/p/g/sb
CA-15544- Hawaiian Medley part 1-v Col FB-1331, RZ G22930(Aust)
CA-15545- Hawaiian Medley part 2-v Co FB-1331, RZ G22930(Aust)
CA-15546-1 Rosetta-v* Col FB-1303, RZ G22775(Aust)
CA-15547-1 The Winter Waltz Col FB-1303
-v, vocal Marjorie Stedeford
-v*, vocal Gerry Fitzgerald
BDBR, RL, MS

LEN FILLIS,
London, April 17, 1936
* Unaccompanied. **Arthur Vos at the Piano
CA-15727-1 Mood Ruby* Col FB-1391, RZ G22874(Aust)
CA-15728- Sweet Honolulu** Col FB-1432
CA-15729-1 Dipsomania** Col FB-1391, RZ G22874(Aust)
CA-15730- Lover Come Back To Me** Col FB-1432
Norman Field notes: the date appears on a test pressing of CA-15729. FB-1391 - Spanish "Electric" guitar solo
Michael Scott reports FB-1432 - Hawaiian Electric Guitar

NF, RL, MS

LEN FILLIS, Hawaiian Guitar solo, Scott Wood at the piano
London, May, 1936
CA-15951- Waltzing To The Guitar* Col FB-1544
CA-15952- An Old Hawaiian Guitar Col FB-1544
MS, JABW *medley of Destiny Waltz, Missouri Waltz and I Love The Moon

PILLS et TABET (vocal duet), accompanied by piano, clarinet and guitar (Len Fillis)
France, 1936
CL4414- Aux Iles Hawai Col DF1272
SS Len Fillis named on the record label. Other side does not feature Len Fillis.

LEN FILLIS, guitar solo; Al Shaw at the piano
Sydney, Australia. Aug. 31, 1938
CT1605- Solitude RZ G23521
CT1606- Demare Blue unissued
CT1607- Lovelight In The Starlight RZ G23521
CT1608- Lady Be Good RZ G23520
CT1609- Says My Heart RZ G23520
CT1610- Hastening To Hastings unissued
RL


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