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A sixpenny disc produced by Vocalion for sale in Woolworth's, Little Marvels were very successful, judging by how many have survived the intervening years.

Initially 5" in size, later increasing to 6", there were no catalogue numbers on the first ones, but later an 1000-series was used which ran for just under 200 issues. The label was introduced in 1921 and withdrawn in 1928. The artists are usually anonymous, the label just describing the type of music.

As they were sold in Woolworth's, I am assuming they would have been sold for 6d each, the same price as Mimosa records which were similarly produced solely for Woolworth's stores.


Early label

usual label

nursery rhymes

This is based on the late Arhur Badrock's long-time research. Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

Thanks to the following people for providing more information: Paul Buck, Jonathon Collins, John Culley, Graham Farnell, Robin Farquhar-Thomson, Norman Field, Terence Foy, Robert Girling, Keith Harrison, Steve Holzer, Jolyon Hudson, Mike Langridge, Kenny MacMillan, Grahame Meachen, Albert Pattison, Richard Prout, Steve Walker

Page last updated on: June 21, 2024

The first two series had no catalogue numbers.
Firstly the C-series.  These are nominally 5
" in size. The numbers are the same series as used by Vocalion (mainly ACO records) on other records of other sizes such as 10", 12" and the Boots 6", hence any gaps here may not be untraced Little Marvel issues. The Little Marvels do seem to be in groups, though.

Number Title Description & Performers Coupled No.
C-5123 The Farmer In The Dell     (also on Fairy F-28) vocal (with piano)  
       
C-5127 Carnival Of Venice Flute, with piano F-280
C-5128      
C-5129 St Patrick's Day Band F-281
C-5130
C-5131 Blue Danube Waltz Band F-251
C-5132 Sir Roger De Coverley Band F-282
C-5133 Derby Galop Xylophone (with piano) F-283
C-5134 Toujours Galant Xylophone F-252
C-5135 Stephanie Gavotte Bell solo, with piano F-284
C-5136 Mignon Gavotte Bell solo, with piano NT-598
       
C-5141 London Bridge Is Broken Down vocal  
       
C-5172 Dixie Banjo solo, with piano C-5450
C-5173      
C-5174 Old Folks At Home Banjo Solo C-5443
C-5175      
C-5176 Stars And Stripes March Band F-185
C-5177 A Hunting Scene Band F-184
C-5178 Rose, Thistle And Shamrock Patrol        (also on Fairy F-28) Band F-197
       
C-5398 Little Brown Jug Vocal (= Jack Charman (with orch accmp)) C-5456
C-5399 The Nice Old Maid Vocal C-5458
C-5400      
C-5401 Silver Threads Among The Gold Vocal  
C-5402 Annie Laurie   C-5457
C-5403 Camptown Races Vocal (= Jack Charman (with orch accmp)) C-5454
       
C-5442 Drifting Vocal (with orch accmp)   
C-5443 Carolina In The Morning Vocal (with orch accmp)  C-5174
C-5444 Mississippi Honeymoon Vocal C-5482
C-5445 My Sweet Hortense        Vocal (on Boots B-9)
C-5446 Whoops-A-Daisy Vocal (= Jack Charman (with orch accmp)) C-5485
C-5447 I'm Getting Better Every Day Vocal (= Fred Gibson (with orch accmp)) C-5481
C-5448      
C-5449 Singing Vocal C-5488
C-5450 The Sheik Vocal (with orch accmp) (= Frank Titterton) C-5172
C-5451 Kentucky Babe Vocal C-5484
C-5452 When The Sun Goes Down Vocal (= Frank Titterton ?) C-5480
C-5453      
C-5454 My Sweet Hortense Orchestra C-5403
C-5455      
C-5456 Sally Orchestra C-5398
C-5457 Eileen Adair Orchestra C-5402
C-5458 Caravan Orchestra C-5399
       
C-5480 Punjaub March Orchestra C-5452 / F-296
C-5481 Light Of Foot March Orchestra C-5447
C-5482 Soldiers Chorus "Faust" Orchestra C-5444 / F-158
C-5483      
C-5484 Barcarolle "Tales Of Hoffman" Orchestra C-5451
C-5485 Toreador's Song "Carmen" Orchestra C-5446 / F-186
C-5486 Anvil Chorus "Il Trovatore" Band F-305
C-5487      
C-5488 Miserere "Il Trovatore" Orchestra C-5449
       
C-5516 Sheba Vocal C-5534
C-5517 Listening On Some Radio Vocal  
       
C-5533 Egyptien Ballet, No. 2 Orchestra C-5538
C-5534 Coppelia Ballet, No. 1 Orchestra C-5516
C-5535 Coppelia Ballet, No. 2 Orchestra  
       
C-5538 Are You Working? Vocal C-5533
C-5539      
C-5540 Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep Vocal (= Robert Carr ?) C-5574
C-5541 The Old Rustic Bridge Vocal F-123
       
C-5572 My English Rose Vocal C-5653
C-5573      
C-5574 Oh! Star Of Eve Fox Trot (= Victor Vorzanger's Band) C-5540
       
C-5588 I Ain't Nobody's Darling Vocal (= Fred Gibson) C-5618
       
C-5618 Prelude "Carmen" Band C-5588
C-5619 Chorus "Il Trovatore" Act III Band F-125
       
C-5628 Sing a Song Of Sixpence    
C-5629 London Bridge Is Broken Down  
C-5630 Little Bo-Peep  
C-5631 Turkey In the Straw Banjo solo F-111
C-5632 Old Folks At Home Banjo solo F-156
C-5633      
C-5634 Old Black Joe Banjo Solo F-126
       
C-5651 Prophet - Coronation March Band F-103 / F-256
C-5652 Lohengrin - Prelude Act III Band F-101 / F-301
C-5653 Belphegor March Band C-5572
       
NT-598 Beaver Vocal C-5136
       

The F-100 series had a similar label design to the laterl 1000- catalogue series, but some were also matched up with the C-5000 series above. Again, they were 5" and had no catalogue numbers, only side numbers (matrix numbers). However, these F- series numbers were unique to Little Marvel, as far as is known. These recordings date from approximately January 1923 to November 1925.

Where artists' names are in question, this is based on the recordings for 10" Aco, but the Little Marvel has not been heard for identification.

Number Title Description & Performers Coupling
F-101 Sun Kist Rose Vocal C-5652
F-102      
F-103 Panama Twilight Vocal C-5651
F-104      
F-105      
F-106
F-107 The Jolly Farmer Laughing Song (= Charles Penrose) F-210
F-108 Have a Good Laugh With Me Laughing Song (= Charles Penrose) F-116
F-109      
F-110 The Merry Vicar Laughing Song (= Charles Penrose) F-211
F-111 Yes, We Have No Bananas Vocal (with orch accmp) (= John Thorne ?) C-5631
F-112 I Do Like Blackpool Rock Vocal (= John Thorne) F-117
F-113 Whistling Vocal F-119
F-114      
F-115 Annie (You're Just Like My Mammy) Vocal (= John Thorne ?) F-120
F-116 Turkish March Band F-108 & F-302
F-117 Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo Band F-112 & F-303
F-118 O Solo Mio Band F-124
F-119 Stephanie Gavotte Band F-113
F-120 Humoresque Band F-115, F-304
F-121 Wine, Women And Song Band F-122
F-122 The Smile O' Molly Maloney Vocal (= John Thorne ?) F-121
F-123 Shores Of Minnetonka Vocal (= John Thorne) C-5541
F-124 She Told Me To Meet Her At The Gate Vocal (= John Thorne ?) F-118
F-125 Granny's Song At Twilight Vocal (= John Thorne ?) C-5619
F-126 My Sweetie Went Away Vocal (= John Thorne ?) C-5634
F-127      
F-128      
F-129 Little Bo-Peep Vocal F-130
F-130 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Vocal F-129
F-131 Hush-A-Bye Baby Vocal F-133
F-132-X Jack And Jill Vocal F-146
F-133 London Bridge Is Broken Down Vocal (= John Thorne) F-131
F-134 Oranges And Lemons Vocal F-135
F-135 Sing A Song Of Sixpence Vocal F-134
F-136 There Was A Little Man Vocal F-137
F-137 Girls And Boys Come Out To Play Vocal F-136
F-138 The Farmer In The Dell Vocal (with orch.) (= John Thorne) F-139
F-139 Ten Little Nigger Boys Vocal (with orch.) (= John Thorne) F-138
F-140 Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat Vocal F-141
F-141 Baa Baa Black Sheep Vocal F-140
F-142 Ding Dong Bell Vocal F-143
F-143 What Are Little Boys Made Of ? Vocal F-142
F-144 Ride A Cock Horse Vocal F-145
F-145 Who Killed Cock Robin ? Vocal F-144
F-146 Three Blind Mice Vocal F-132
F-147 Iowa Vocal F-152
F-148 Rolling Home In The Morning vocal F-154
F-149 Three O'Clock In The Morning Dance Orch F-155
F-150      
F-151      
F-152 Distant Greetings Band F-147
F-153      
F-154 La Mariposu Band F-148
F-155 Life's Happiness Orchestral F-149
F-156      
F-157      
F-158 Felix Kept On Walking Band (= Victor Vorzanger's Band) C-5482
F-159 When It's Night-Time In Italy Vocal F-161
F-160 Give Me Something I Miss Vocal (= Tom Barratt ?) F-162
F-161 Spring Song Concertina (with piano) F-159
F-162 Faust Concertina F-160
F-163 Il Bacio Concertina (with piano) F-168
F-164      
F-165 Carnival Of Venice Concertina F-169
F-166      
F-167      
F-168 Last Night On The Back Porch Vocal (w/ dance band) F-163
F-169 Don't Waste Your Tears Over Me Vocal, (with orch accmp) (= ?) F-165
F-170      
F-171      
F-172      
F-173      
F-174 March Tartare Band F-177
F-175      
F-176      
F-177 Sunshine Of Mine (I Call You Sunshine) Vocal F-174
F-178 Skeleton Dance Xylophone F-182
F-179 Dance D'Hesoin Xylophone  
F-180      
F-181 The Bells O' The Glen Bell solo F-183
F-182 Do Shrimps Make Good Mothers ? Vocal (= Jack Charman ?) F-178
F-183 Horsey, Keep Your Tail Up Vocal (= Jack Charman ?)  [heard it and am not sure!] F-181
F-184 Riviera Rose Vocal (= John Thorne) C-5177
F-185 Pasadena Vocal (with orch accmp  (= John Thorne) C-5176
F-186 If I Can't Sing About My Mammy Vocal C-5485
F-187      
F-188      
F-189 Cinderella, part 1   F-190
F-190 Cinderella, part 2   F-189
F-191      
F-192      
F-193 The Three Bears, part 1   F-194
F-194 The Three Bears, part 2   F-193
F-195 La Fille De Mme Angot, waltz Band F-198
F-196 La Fille De Mme Angot, selection Band F-199
F-197-X Why Did I Kiss That Girl ? Vocal (=  Irving Kaufman) (edited dub from US Vocalion 14819) C-5178
F-198 Riley's Cowshed Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) F-195
F-199 The Photo Of The Girl I Left Behind Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) F-196
F-200 Shine Vocal (= John Thorne ?) F-201
F-201 Xylophone Rag Xylophone (= Wag Abbey) F-200
F-202 The Little Tin Soldier, part 1 Vocal (= Eric Foster ?) F-203
F-203 The Little Tin Soldier, part 2 Vocal (= Eric Foster ?) F-202
F-204 Thumbalina, part 1   F-205
F-205 Thumbalina, part 2   F-203
F-206 Tom Thumb, part 1  (= Eric Foster ?)  F-207
F-207 Tom Thumb, part 2  (= Eric Foster)  F-206
F-208 Waltz (Waldteufel) Band (Military Band) F-213
F-209 Christmas Roses Band (Military Band) F-212
F-210 Artist's Life (Strauss) Band F-107
F-211 Waltz (Strauss) Band F-110
F-212 What'll I Do ? Band (= dance band, with vocal chorus by John Thorne) F-209
F-213 It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' Vocal, with orch accmp. (= Fred Gibson) F-208
F-214 Bombay Rose Vocal F-222
F-215 Forgive And Forget Vocal (with orch accmp) (= John Thorne) F-223
F-216 In Between The Showers Vocal (with orch accmp) (= John Thorne) F-226
F-217      
F-218 Bees Roun' The Blackberries Banjo (with piano accmp (= Len Shevill ) F-220
F-219 The Coon's Carnival Banjo (with piano accmp (= Len Shevill ) F-221
F-220 Any Way The Wind Blows Vocal (= Jack Charman ?) F-218
F-221 What Do You Do Sunday, Mary ? Vocal (with orch accmp (= John Thorne) F-219
F-222 Old Comrades' March Band F-214
F-223 March Lorraine Band F-215
F-224      
F-225      
F-226 Roses From The South Band (actually an orchestra) F-216
F-227 Southern Roses Orchestra F-228
F-228 Put Away A Little Ray Of Golden Sunshine Vocal (= Robert Carr) F-227
F-229      
F-230 The Butterfly Band F-232
F-231 Fairy Dance Band F-233
F-232 Marcheta Vocal (= Lewis James (tenor) (Edited from US Vocalion 12460) F-230
F-233 I Wonder What's Become Of Sally ?   F-231
F-234 Say It With A Ukulele Band (= The Ambassadors) (Edited dub of US Vocalion) F-239
F-235 A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way Vocal (= Irving Kaufman) (Edited dub of US Vocalion) F-237
F-236      
F-237 Le Reve Passe Band F-235
F-238      
F-239 With Sword And Lance Band F-234
F-240      
F-241 Old Comrades; Marche Lorraine; Blue Danube Instrumental (= Military Band) (triple-track recording) F-243
F-242      
F-243 Little Boy Blue; Hi Diddle Diddle; Ding Dong Bell Vocal (= John Thorne, with piano accmp)
(triple-track recording)  "Puzzle record"
F-241
F-244 Get Upon A Puff Puff Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) F-246
F-245 Has Anyone Seen My Pom ? Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) F-247
F-246 The Invincible Eagle Concertina F-244
F-247 El Capitan March Concertina F-245
F-248 Poet And Peasant Concertina F-257
F-249 Minuet Concertina F-253
F-250      
F-251 Oh, My Yes Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) C-5131
F-252 Wait A Bit Susie Band (= Emlyn Thomas' London Band) C-5134
F-253 Dream Daddy Vocal (= John Thorne) F-249
F-254      
F-255      
F-256 Chili Bom Bom Vocal (= John Thorne ?) C-5651
F-257 Sahara Vocal (= John Thorne ?) F-248
F-258 Eat More Fruit Vocal (= John Thorne) F-260
F-259 Pete Pan, I Love You "Fox Trot", but a Vocal F-262
F-260 La Source Ballet - Scarf Dance Band F-258
F-261 La Source Ballet - Circassian Dance Band F-270
F-262 Crown Diamonds Overture Band F-259
F-263 Barber Of Seville Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-271
F-264 Calif Of Bagdad Overture Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-272
F-265 The Merry Wives Of Windsor - overture Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-273
F-266 Moment Musicale Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-275
F-267 Pique Dame Overture Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-276
F-268      
F-269      
F-270 Follow The Swallow Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp) F-261
F-271 Shanghai Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp) F-263
F-272 All Alone Vocal (= John Thorne) F-264
F-273 Show Me The Way To Go Home Vocal (= John Thorne) F-265
F-274 Rose-Marie Vocal (= John Thorne) F-279
F-275 Tea For Two Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp) F-266
F-276 I Want To Be Happy Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp) F-267
F-277      
F-278      
F-279 Largo Band (= Band of H.M. Life Guards) F-274
F-280 After The Storm Vocal (= John Thorne) C-5127
F-281 Alabamy Bound Vocal (= John Thorne) C-5129
F-282 Gee-Gee Put Your Tongue Out Vocal (= John Thorne) C-5132
F-283 I Want To Be Happy Dance (= Geoffrey Goodhart & his Orch) C-5133
F-284 Tea For Two Dance (= Ben Bernie's Orch.) (Edited dub of US Vocalion 13803) C-5135
F-285 The Toy Drum Major Vocal (= John Thorne) F-286
F-286 O Sole Mio Bell solo, with orch. (= Billy Whitlock ?) F-285
F-287 Serenade (Schubert) Bell Solo (= M. E. Flynn  or Billy Whitlock ?) F-290
F-288 Carmen Fantasia Xylophone solo (= M. E. Flynn  or Billy Whitlock ?) F-291
F-289 Faust Waltz Xylophone solo (= Billy Whitlock ?) F-306
F-290 Florida Vocal (= John Thorne) F-287
F-291 I've Got A Real Daddy now Vocal (= John Thorne) F-288
F-292 Won't Go Vocal (= Fred Gibson) F-297
F-293 Maggie McGhee Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp)) F-298
F-294 Yearning Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp)) F-299
F-295 Bouquet Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp)) F-300
F-296 Don't Bring Lulu Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp)) C-5840
F-297 Spanish Dance Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-292
F-298 Hungarian Dance Band F-293
F-299 Serenade "Pagliacci" Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-294
F-300 Norwegian Dance Band (= Aeolian Orchestra) F-295
F-301 Chick Chick Chicken Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) C-5652
F-302 The Sun Will Soon Be Shining Vocal (= Fred Gibson ?) F-116
F-303 Oh How I Miss You To-Night Vocal (= John Thorne) F-117
F-304 When The Bloom Is On The Heather Vocal F-120
F-305 Everybody Loves My Baby Vocal (= Irving Kaufman) (edited dub of US Vocalion 14989) C-5486
F-306 Sally's Come Back Vocal (= Robert Carr) F-289
F-307 I Am Thinking Of You Vocal (= John Thorne) F-308
F-308 Little Brown Jug Banjo (= Len Shevill)  (rec. 18/9/1925) F-307
F-309 Oh, Dem Golden Slippers Banjo (= Len Shevill) F-322
F-310 The Hen Convention Banjo (= Len Shevill) F-324
F-311 I'm Off To Charlestown Banjo (= Len Shevill) (with piano accmp) F-326
F-312 Il Bacio Flute (= George Ackroyd or John Amadio ?) F-320
F-313 Strida La Vampa ("Il Trovatorte" - Verdi) Flute (= George Ackroyd or John Amadio ?) (with piano accmp) F-313
F-314 Hornpipe Flute (= George Ackroyd or John Amadio ?) F-325
F-315 The Dancing Scotsman Flute (= George Ackroyd or John Amadio ?) 153B (?)
F-316      
F-317 Come Back To Erin Vocal (= John Thorne, with piano accmp) 155B
F-318 John Peel Vocal (= John Thorne, with piano accmp) F-327
F-319 Loch Lomond Vocal (= John Thorne) F-334, 154B
F-320 Ukulele Lady Vocal (= Irving Kaufman) (edited dub of US Vocalion 15010) F-312
F-321      
F-322 You Forgot To Remember Vocal (= John Thorne) F-209
F-323 Save Your Sorrow Vocal (= Dick Henderson (with orch accmp)) F-313
F-324 Sunny Havana Vocal (= Dick Henderson ?) F-310
F-325 Every Step Towards Killarney Vocal (= Dick Henderson) F-314
F-326 Mercenary Mary Vocal (= John Thorne (with orch accmp)) F-311
F-327 I Miss My Swiss Dance Band (= The Tuxedo Orchestra) (Edited dub (speeded up) of Vocalion 15084) F-318
F-328      
F-329      
F-330      
F-331      
F-332      
F-333      
F-334 Araby Vocal (= John Thorne) F-319
F-335      
F-336 She Showed Him This Vocal (= John Thorne) 153A
F-337 Araby Vocal 154A
F-338 I'm Fond Of Swistle's Ness Milk Vocal (= Fred Gibson) (with orch accmp) 155A
F-339      
F-340      

The other series all have catalogue numbers, i.e. a number common to both sides.
Firstly what appears to be a re-issue series. Peter Rowles recalled having seen these on sale in Harrods in December 1930, alongside miniature gramophones with 6" turntables. The first group are 6", reportedly changing to 5
" at about number 41 ? It may be noted that these all couple non-copyright recordings and as such would not require any publisher's copyright fee at all.

Cat No Matrix Title Description Orig Issue
1        
         
21 S-2351-E
S-2359-E
Old Time Favourites
Concert Waltz
One Step, dance band (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne & ch))
Accordion duet
1120
1128
22        
23 S-2297-E
S-2356-E
Raggin' The 'Jo
It Must Be Love
banjo solo (= Mario de Pietro (with piano accmp)
Vocal waltz (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
1102
1125
24 S-2370-E
S-3417-E
Drinking Songs Medley
Jig
Fox Trot, vocal refrain (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne & ch))
Bell Solo (= Billy Whitlock)
1133
1156
25 S-2299-E
S-2369-E
Polly Wolly Doodle
Who's That A Calling ?
Vocal (= John Thorne + trio, with piano accmp)
Fox Trot, vocal chorus
1100
1132
26 S-2380-E
S-2418-E
Sea Shanty Medley, No. 2
Lullaby
Dance Band (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch))
Bell Solo (= Billy Whitlock)
1140
1153
27 S-2295-E
S-2350-E
Home Again March
Golden Slumber
Banjo Solo (= Mario de Pietro)
Waltz, vocal refrain  (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne))
1098
1119
28 S-2349-E
S-2358-E
Scottish Medley
Monkey's Waltz
Fox Trot, vocal refrain (=
Accordion duet
1118
1127
29 S-2294-E
S-2333-E
Troubadour March
When Other Lips
Mandoline Solo (= Mario de Pietro)
Fox Trot, vocal refrain (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
1104
1114
30 S-2293-E
S-2331-E
Tiger Lily Of Madrid
She Wore A Wreath Of Roses
Mandoline Solo (= Mario de Pietro)
Fox Trot, vocal refrain (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
1103
1113
31 S-2298-E
S-2332-E
Good Night Ladies
Serenade (Schubert)
male quartet (= John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp))
waltz (= Harry Bidgood's Orch)
1097
1115
32 S-2330-E
S-2395-E
Simon The Cellarer
Aida - Grand March
Fox Trot, vocal refrain (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch))
Military Band
1112
1150
33 S-2300-E
S-2329-E
The Farmer's Boy
Bonnie Mary O' Argyle
vocal quartet (= John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp))
fox trot (= Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne))
1105
1111
34 S-2285-E
S-
Serenata (Braga)
Rolling Home
Orchestra
Bell Solo
1096
 
35 S-2284-E
S-2394-E
Carnival Of Venice
El Capitan March
Fox Trot
Military Band
1094
1149
36 S-2265-E
S-2288-E
Homeward Bound
Moment Musicale
Fox Trot (= Harry Bidgood's Orch)
Orchestra
1083
1093
37 S-2280-E
S-2393-E
La Paloma
El Abanico March
Tango; Dance Band (= Harry Bidgood's Orch)
Military Band
1091
1148
38        
    NOTE: The three below (and possibly the others) are all on the "Dragon Fly" design label.
39 S-2144
S-2154
Ten Little Nigger Boys
Ding Dong Bell; Jack And Jill
Nursery Rhyme           (seen on ebay) 305
310
40 S-2153
S-2155
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Who Killed Cock Robin ?
Nursery Rhyme          [from Arthur's notes] 309
310
40 S-2149
S-2150
Three Blind Mice; Pussy Cat Pussy Cat
Little Bo Peep
Nursery Rhyme          (seen on ebay & Youtube) 307
308
41   Jack And The Beanstalk, part 1
Jack And The Beanstalk, part 2
   
42        
43   The Forty Thieves, part 1
The Forty Thieves, part 2
   
         

Before getting on to the main 1000- series, there were a couple of other short-lived series; the 100 series were 5": These are labelled with A and B sides which I'll show where known

Cat No Matrix No Title Description
       
153 A  F-336
B  F-315
She Showed Him This
The Dancing Scotchman
Vocal (= John Thorne)
Flute
154     F-319
    F-334
Loch Lomond
Araby
Vocal (= John Thorne)
155 A  F-338
B  F-317
I'm Fond OF Swistle's Ness Milk
Come Back To Erin
Vocal (= Fred Gibson, with orch accmp)
Vocal (= John Thorne, with piano accmp)
156 A  F-339 ?
B  F-178
Buy Yourself A Broom
Skeleton Dance
Vocal
Xylophone Solo
157 A
B  C-5176
Too Many Kisses In The Summer
Stars And Stripes March
Vocal
Band
158 A
B  C-5177
I'm An Airman
A Hunting Scene
Vocal
Band
  The following are 6" with the "Dragon Fly" label (see last scan above), and may also be found with the Broadcast Junior and with the Fairy labels.
301 A
B
The Three Bears, parts 1 & 2 Fairy Story
302 A S-2135
B S-2136
Little Red Riding Hood, parts 1 & 2 Fairy Story
303 A
B
Cinderella, parts 1 & 2 Fairy Story
304 A
B
Dick Whittington, parts 1 & 2 Fairy Story
305 A  S-2144
B  S-2145
Ten Little Nigger Boys
Hickory Dickory Dock ; Boys and Girls Come Out To Play
Nursery Rhyme
306 A  S-2146
B  S-2147
London Bridge Is Broken Down (sic)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Ride A Cock Horse
Nursery Rhyme
307 A  S-2148
B  S-2149
The Farmer In The Dell
Three Blind Mice; Pussy Cat Pussy Cat
Nursery Rhyme (= John Thorne (with orch accmp))
Nursery Rhyme (= John Thorne &  ?
308 A  S-2150
B  S-2151
Little Bo-Peep
There Was a Little Man; Sing A Song Of Sixpence
Nursery Rhyme
Nursery Rhyme (= John Thorne)
309 A  S-2152
B  S-2153
Oranges And Lemons
Baa Baa Black Sheep; Hush-A-Bye Baby
Nursery Rhyme
Nursery Rhyme (= John Thorne & ? (with orch.))
310 A  S-2155
B  S-2154
Who Killed Cock Robin ?
Ding Dong Bell; Jack And Jill
Nursery Rhyme (= John Thorne & ? (with orch.))
311 A  S-2158
B  S-2159
Aladdin, parts 1 & 2 Fairy Story
312 A
B
The Little Tin Soldier, parts 1 & 2 Fairy Story

Finally, the main 1000- series (all 6"). The first two issues were a special Christmas release at some point after the main series had started. The Dance Band sides were variously labelled Dance Band, Fox trot, waltz etc. Arthur Badrock has designated them all Dance Band for clarity, but I have changed this to what is on the label, where I have seen the record.

These Little Marvel records were also issued on "Fairy" and "Little Gem" labels with the same catalogue numbers; these are very scarce in the UK and it is thought they were made for export to Australia, where the few known of have turned up. It is not known if all Little Marvels were issued on Fairy and Little Gem, so those that are known are shown in the right hand column below. Any additions to these gratefully received.

Cat No Matrix No Title Description Notes Other issues
998 A   S-2215
B   S-2216
Christmas Day, part 1
Christmas Day, part 2
Described by Uncle Jack   Fairy
999 A   S-2217
B   S-2178
A Visit From Father Christmas, part 1
A Visit From Father Christmas, part 2
     
1000      S-2175
     S-2176
Christians Awake; While Shepherds Watched
The First Nowell
Song John Thorne & Quartet  
1001 A   S-2032
B   S-2027
The Toy Drum Major
Circassian Dance "La Source" (Delibes)
Song
Band
John Thorne
 
 
1002 A   S-2030
B   S-2025
Always
Scarf Dance ("La Source" - Delibes)
Song
Band
John Thorne
 
 
1003 A   S-2031
B   S-2026
I'm Knee-Deep In Daisies
Love Scene ("La Source" - Delibes)
Song
Band
John Thorne
 
 
1004 A   S-2034
B   S-2028
Honey I'm In Love With You
The Merry Wives Of Windsor - overture
Song
Band
John Thorne
 
 
1005   She Showed Him This
The Barber Of Seville, overture
Song
Band
John Thorne (with orch accmp)
.
 
1006 A   S-2043
B   S-2035
Wildflower  [into: April Blossoms]
The Leather Bottel
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Song
Jeffries' Rialto Orch
John Thorne  (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1007 A   S-2044
B   S-2006
Bambalina
To Anthea
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Song
Jeffries' Rialto Orch
John Thorne  (with piano accmp)
 
1008 A   S-2045
B   S-2055
I Love My Baby
Simon The Cellarer
Dance Band
Song
Don Parker's Band
John Thorne (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1009 A   S-2046
B   S-2008
Then I'll Be Happy
The Minstrel Boy
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Song
Don Parker's Band
John Thorne (with piano accmp)
 
1010 A   S-2053
B   S-2000
Valencia
The British Grenadiers
One-Step
Song
Harry Bidgood's Orchestra
John Thorne (with piano accmp)
 
1011 A   S-2041
B   S-2061
The Two Of Us
March Vivace
Song
Mandoline
John Thorne
Mario de Pietro ?
 
1012 A   S-2047
B   S-2062
I'm On My Way To Dreamland
Polka Brillante
Song
Mandoline
John Thorne
Mario de Pietro
 
1013 A   S-2048
B   S-2063
Smile A Little Bit
Dreamy Kisses Waltz
Song
Banjo
Jack Charman (with uke & orch)
Mario de Pietro ?
 
1014 A   S-2058
B   S-2064
In The Gloaming Of Wyoming
Bonzo On the Banjo
Song
Banjo

Mario de Pietro
 
1015   When I Hear That Song Of Twilight
Felix Trot
Song
Banjo

Mario de Pietro
 
1016   Paddlin' Madelin' Home
It Was a Lover And His Lass
Fox-Trot
Song
Jeffries' Rialto Orch ?
John Thorne (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1017 A   S-2057
B   S-2067
Bam Bam Bamy Shore
Il Bacio
Fox Trot
Band
John Birmingham's Band
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy / Little Gem
1018 A   S-2054
B   S-2068
You Forgot To Remember
Soldiers Chorus "Faust"
Fox Trot
Band
Jeffries' Rialto Orch ?
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1019 A   S-2056
B   S-2039
Picador
Sally In Our Alley
Dance Band
Song
   
1020 A   S-
B   S-
Matador
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
One-Step; Dance Band
Song
Jeffries Rialto Orch. (voc cho: ?)
 (with piano accmp) (not JT)
 
1021 A   S-2075
B   S-
Mignonette
Spanish Love Sighs
Song
Waltz; Banjo
John Thorne (with string orch accmp.)
Mario de Pietro (with piano accmp)
 
1022     S-2076
    S-2081
Behind The Clouds
Simple Aveu
Vocal Duet
Violin

Peggy Cochrane ?
Fairy
1023     S-2077
    S-2082
In Sweet Onion Time
Chanson Triste
Song
Violin
   
1024   What's The Good Of Leaving The Dear Old Home ?
Gavotte (Gossec)
Song
Violin
   
1025 A   S-2099
B   S-2070
Fascinating Rhythm
Oft In The Stilly Night
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Song
Don Parker's Band
John Thorne
Little Gem
1026 A   S-2100
B   S-2072
You Ought To Know
Mary Of Argyle
Dance Band
Song
Don Parker's Band ?
John Thorne
 
1027 A   S-2106
B   S-2080
Barcelona
Meditation "Thais"
One-Step; Dance Band
Violin
Harry Bidgood's Orch (vocal: unidentified)
Peggy Cochrane ?
Fairy
1028   Villa Rosa
D'Ye Ken John Peel ?
Dance Band
Song
Harry Bidgood's Orch ?
?
Fairy
1029 A
B
Bobadilla
The Vicar Of Bray
Dance Band
Song
Harry Bidgood's Orch ?
?
 
1030    S-2115
 
You Were A Wild Rose
Cavatina (Raff)
Song
Violin
   
1031   Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air
Highland Dances
Song
Band
John Thorne
?
 
1032 A   S-2117
B   S-2125
Meet Me At Twilight
The Wedding March
Vocal Duet
Band
?
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1033 A   S-2118
B   S-2119
My Irish Home, Sweet Home
Entry Of The Gladiators
Vocal Duet
Band
John Thorne & another (with orch accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1034 A   S-2143
B   S-
Two Little Cups And Saucers
Nieblungen March
Song
Band
John Thorne
Band of H.M. Welsh Guards ?
Fairy
1035 A   S-2141
B   S-2126
Currants
March Militaire (Gounod)
Comic Song
Band
Fred Gibson
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1036 A   S-2156
B   S-2010
Oh, Miss Hannah
Men Of Harlech
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Song
Jeffries' Rialto Orch (voc: John Thorne).
John Thorne (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1037 A   S-2157
B   S-2121
Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream
Parade Of The Tin Soldiers
Song
Band
John Thorne
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1038 A   S-2162
B   S-2113
Thanks For The Buggy Ride
The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Song
Jeffries' Dance Quintet (voc: John Thorne)
John Thorne (with piano accmp)
 
1039 A   S-2173
B   S-
When Love Comes Stealing Into Your Heart
William Tell (Overture)
Song
Band
   
1040 A   S-2171
B   S-2120
That Makes Me Love Her All The More
Men Of Harlech; Land Of My Fathers
Song
Band
Dick Henderson
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1041 A   S-2174
B   S-2169
Don't Wait Too Long
Chant Sans Paroles
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Bell Solo
Harry Bidgood's or Don Parker's Band? (voc: John Thorne)
Billy Whitlock ? (with inst. accmp)
Fairy
1042 A   S-2172
B   S-
Ukulele Dream Girl
Faust (Grand Valse)
Song
Band
John Thorne (baritone, with orch accmp)

Fairy
1043     S-2170
    S-2127
Summer Rain Brings The Roses Again
William Tell Ballet Music
Song
Band
Dick Henderson
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1044 A   S-2178
B   S-2181
Oh, Charley Take It Away
Coronation March "Le Prophet"
Song
Band
Fred Gibson (with orch accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1045 A   S-2180
B   S-
Poor Papa (He's Got Nothing At All) (may be S-2160 ?)
Life On The Ocean Wave; Sailors Hornpipe
Song
Band
Fred Gibson (with orch accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1046 A   S-2184
B   S-2163
That Certain Party
Pastorale "WIlliam Tell"
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Bell Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch)
with band accmp.
Fairy
1047 A   S-2185
B   S-2164
In My Gondola
Finale "William Tell"
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Xylophone Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
with band accmp.
Fairy
1048 A   S-2186
B   S-2165
Nobody's Business
Le Chevalier Breton
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Bell & Xylophone Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch)
with band accmp
Fairy
1049 A   S-2187
B   S-2166
Dinah
Galop (Hermann)
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Xylophone Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
with band accmp
Fairy
1050 A   S-2182
B   S-2132
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Poet And Peasant (Overture)
Song
Band
John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1051 A   S-2198
B   S-2167
I Never See Maggie Alone
Light Cavalry
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Xylophone Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
with band accmp
Fairy
1052 A   S-2181
B   S-2168
Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again
Menuet (Mozart)
Vocal Duet
Bells
   
1053 A   S-2199
B   S-2193
Who ? (from "Sunny")
Cherry Ripe
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Flute Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
John Amadio ? (with band accmp)
Fairy &
Little Gem
1054 A   S-2183
B   S-2188
So Is Your Old Lady
All Through The Night
Song
Cornet
John Thorne
Bert Heath ?
Fairy
1055 A   S-2201
B   S-2192
Lonesome And Sorry
Gypsy Rondo
Fox Trot; Dance Band
Flute Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
John Amadio ? (with piano accmp)
 
1056 A   S-2196
B   S-2195
Rosie Posies
Keltic Dance
Song
Piccolo
John Thorne
John Amadio ?
 
1057 A   S-2200
B   S-2194
Oh Carmenita (sic)
Scottish Country Dance
Dance Band
Piccolo

John Amadio ?
 
1058 A   S-2202
B   S-2190
Am I Wasting My Time On You ?
Dear Little Shamrock
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Cornet Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Bert Heath ? (with orch accmp)
 
1059 A   S-2203
B   S-2191
I Don't Care What You Used To Be
Berceuse De Jocelyn
Song
Cornet

Bert Heath ?
Fairy
1060 A   S-2204
B   S-2028
When The Red Red Robin
The Merry Wives Of Windsor Overture
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
 
1061 A   S-2206
B   S-2207
I've Never Seen A Straight Banana
Marche Aux Flambeaux
Comedy Song
Military Band
John Thorne (with band accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1062 A   S-2205
B   S-2208
While The Sahara Sleeps
Marche Des Troubadours
Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus
Military Band
Band (not Bidgood) (voc: John Thorne)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1063 A   S-2226-E
B   S-2209
Call On Mammy
Gaetana Mazurka
Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1064 A   S-2223
B   S-2210
That Night In Araby
Stephanie Gavotte
Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1065 A   S-2224
B   S-2211
The More We Are Together (The Froth-Blowers' Song)
Donau-Wellen
Comedy Song
Waltz; Military Band
Fred Gibson (with dance band accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1066 A   S-2225
B   S-2212
Let's All Join The Mustard Club
Over The Waves
Comedy Song
Waltz; Military Band
Fred Gibson & chorus (with dance band accmp)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1067 A   S-2179
B   S-2214
I Must Have Forty Winks
The Merry Peasant
Comedy Song
Xylophone
Fred Gibson (with orch accmp)
 
 
1068     S-2228-E
    S-2234-E
Just A Rose In Old Killarney
Memories Of Erin
Song
Dance Band
.
Harry Bidgood's Orchestra
 
1069 A   S-2229-E
B   S-2235-E
When It's Twilight On Missouri
When All Was Young - "Faust"
Song
Waltz; Dance Band
John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orchestra
Fairy
1070 A   S-2230-E
B   S-2236-E
Because I Love You
Memories Of England
Song
Dance Band
John Thorne
 
 
1071 A   S-2231-E
B   S-2237-E

Out In The New Mown Hay
Old Time Memories (Polly Wolly Doodle; The Vicar Of Bray; Home Sweet Home)
Song
One-Step; Dance Band

John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orchestra

 
1072 A   S-2232-E
B   S-2238-E  ?
I'd Love To Meet That Old Sweetheart Of Mine
Memories Of Scotland
Song
Dance Band
John Thorne

 
1073 A   S-
B   S-2239-E
Dismal Desmond
Dear Little Shamrock; Believe Me If All
Song
Dance Band
   
1074 A   S-2241-E
B   S-2240-E
Let's All Go To Mary's House
Memories Of Wales (Men Of Harlech; All Through The Night)
Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orchestra
Fairy
1075 A  S-2243-E?
B   S-2248-E?
The Lost Chord
Largo (Handel)
Organ
Organ
Allan Browne ? (organ City Temple)  
1076     S-2245-E
    S-2246-E
In Our Love Canoe
Spanish Whirl
Song
Mandoline

Mario de Pietro
Fairy
1077 A   S-2249-E
B   S-2247-E
Hi-Diddle-Diddle
Bandy Joe
Duet
Banjo
Deslys & Clark, with own piano accmp)
Mario de Pietro, with piano accmp)
Little Gem
1078 A   S-2250-E
B   S-2251-E
All I Want To Do
O Sole Mio
Duet
Tango; Dance Band
Deslys & Clark, with own piano accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch.
Little Gem
1079 A   S-2253-E
B   S-2252-E
Bye Bye Blackbird  
Barcarolle -"Tales Of Hoffman"
Fox-trot; Dance Band
Waltz; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch. (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1080 A   S-2254-E
B   S-2255-E
I'm A Little Blackbird Looking For a Bluebird
(a) Here's To The Maiden (6/8) (b) Sweet Genevieve
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Fox-Trots; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (vocs: John Thorne)
 
1081 A   S-2256-E
B   S-2263-E
Since I Found You
Tally Ho (Hunting Scene)
Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
John Thorne (with orch accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: chorus)
Fairy
1082 A   S-2257-E
B   S-2264-E
Shepherd Of The Hills
Army & Navy (Sailor's Hornpipe; The British Grenadiers)
Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1083 A   S-2258-E
B   S-2265-E
Grandfather's Whiskers
Homeward Bound
Comedy Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Fred Gibson (with orch accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1084 A   S-2259-E
B   S-2266-E
Here In My Arms - "Lido Lady"
Heather & Plaid    [actually a 6/8]
Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
John Thorne, (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1085 A   S-2267-E
B   S-2273-E
High High High Up In The Hills
West Country
Duet
Dance Band
Deslys & Clark (with piano accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1086 A   S-2282-E
B   S-2275-E
How Could Red Riding Hood ?
My Old Kentucky Home
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Dick Henderson)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1087 A   S-2262-E
B   S-2276-E
The Laughing Blacksmith
Poor Old Joe & Upidee
Laughing Song
Fox-Trots; Dance Band
Charles Penrose (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1088 A   S-2269-E
B   S-2277-E
Since Tommy Atkins Taught The Chinese How To Charleston
Come Into The Garden, Maud
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1089 A   S-2283-E
B   S-2278-E
Looking At The World (Through Rose-Coloured Glasses)
Killarney
Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1090 A   S-2271-E
B   S-2279-E
Paree (So This Is Paris)
Plantation (= Old Folks At Home; Camptown Races)
Spanish One-step; Vocal Chorus
Fox-trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne) Fairy
1091 A   S-2272-E
B   S-2280-E
When The Love-Bird Leaves The Nest
La Paloma
Fox-Trot; Vocal Chorus
Tango; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1092 A   S-2290-E
B   S-2274-E
What Does It Matter ?
Sally In Our Alley; Darling Nelly Grey
Duet
Dance Band
Deslys & Clark
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1093 A   S-
B   S-2288-E
Under The Clover Moon
Moment Musical
Vocal Quartette
Dance Band
.
Harry Bidgood's Orch ?
 
1094 A   S-2289-E
B   S-2284-E
'Deed I Do
Carnival Of Venice
Vocal Duet
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Deslys & Clark
Harry Bidgood's Orch ?
 
1095 A   S-2307-E
B   S-2291-E
I Haven't Told Her
Rose Of Venice
Song
Mandoline
Bobby Sanders
Mario de Pietro
Fairy
1096 A   S-2262-E
B   S-2285-E
Laughing Brown Of Camden Town
La Serenata (Braga)
Laughing Song
Dance Band
Charles Penrose
Harry Bidgood's Orch ?
Fairy
1097 A   S-2308-E
B   S-2298-E
Blue Skies
Good Night Ladies
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Male Quartet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1098 A   S-2309-E
B   S-2295-E
Dear Little Irish Mother
Home Again
Song
Banjo
Cavan O'Connor
Mario de Pietro
Fairy
1099 A   S-2310-E
B   S-2302-E
The Birth Of The Blues
(a) Billy Boy; (b) Hullabaloo Balay
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Male Quartet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Harry Hudson)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1100 A   S-2311-E
B   S-2299-E
Hello Swanee, Hello
Polly Wolly Doodle
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Male Quartet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Harry Hudson)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
 
1101 A   S-2312-E
B   S-2292-E
Side By Side
Over The Hills
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Patrol; Mandoline Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Harry Hudson)
Mario de Pietro (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1102 A   S-2317-E
B   S-2297-E
My Heart Stood Still
Raggin' The Jo
Song
Banjo Solo
Bobby Sanders (with inst'l accmp) (as/vn/p/bells)
Mario de Pietro (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1103 A   S-2313-E
B   S-2293-E
The Little White House (In Honeymoon Lane)
Tiger Lily Of Madrid
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Mandoline Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Mario de Pietro (with piano accmp)
 
1104 A   S-2314-E
B   S-2294-E
Kentucky Lullaby
Troubadour March
Song
Mandoline
John Thorne
Mario de Pietro
 
1105 A   S-2315-E
B   S-2300-E
Hello Bluebird
The Farmer's Boy
Song
Vocal Quartet
John Thorne (with as/vn/p/d)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1106 A   S-2316-E
B   S-2301-E
If Tears Could Bring You Back To Me
Upidee
Song
Vocal Quartet
John Thorne (with as/vn/p/d)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1107 A   S-2318-E
B   S-2303-E
I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me
A-Roving
Song
Vocal Quartet
Bobby Sanders
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
 
1108 A   S-2319-E
B   S-2304-E
In A Shady Nook By A Babbling Brook
Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Sea Shanty; Vocal Quartet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
Fairy
1109 A   S-2320-E
B   S-2305-E
Ma, Look At Charlie - Whoop He's At It Again
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor ?
Fox Trot; Vocal Refrain
Vocal Quartet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne &ch)
John Thorne + trio (with piano accmp)
 
1110 A   S-2321-E
B   S-2328-E
Wave To Me
O Star Of Eve
Comedy Song
Waltz
John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne)
 
1111 A   S-2322-E
B   S-2329-E
Why Should I Say That I'm Sorry ?
Bonnie Mary Of Argyle
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne)
 
1112 A   S-2323-E
B   S-2330-E
The Toy Town Parade
Simon The Cellarer
Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc:
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne &ch)
 
1113 A   S-2324-E
B   S-2331-E
C'est Vous (It's You)
She Wore a Wreath Of Roses
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Fairy
1114 A   S-2325-E
B   S-2333-E
That's What I Call A Pal
When Other Lips
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
 
1115 A   S-2326-E
B   S-2332-E
When You Played The Organ (And I Sang The Rosary)
Serenade (Schubert)
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Waltz
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1116 A   S-2327-E
B   S-2334-E
So Blue
The Lark Now Leaves His Wat'ry Nest
Waltz & Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Fairy
1117 A   S-2338-E  ?
B   S-2335-E
Oh, Baby Don't We Get Along ?
My Sweetheart When A Boy
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (Voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
 
1118 A   S-2337-E
B   S-2349-E
On The Banks Of The Mississippi
Scottish Medley (Blue Bells Of Scotland; Charlie is My Darling)
Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain

Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1119 A   S-2338-E  ?
B   S-2350-E
Me And Jane In A 'Plane
Golden Slumber (intro: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Waltz, Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Fairy
1120 A   S-2341-E
B   S-2351-E

Tonight You Belong To Me
Old Time Favorites (Oh, Dear What Can The Matter Be?; The Animals Went In Two By Two (vcl)
Waltz, Dance Band
One-Step; Dance Band

Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch)

 
1121 A   S-2342-E
B   S-2352-E
Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
Nursery Rhymes Medley
Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Bobby Sanders (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1122 A   S-2347-E
B   S-2353-E
The Whispering Pines Of Nevada
Oh Where, Oh Where Is My Little Dog Gone ?
Dance Band
Dance Band
   
1123 A   S-2345-E
B   S-2354-E
Ain't That a Grand And Glorious Feeling?
Syncopating Sue
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Fairy
1124 A   S-2362-E
B   S-2355-E
Charmaine
Sunrise
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Vocal Waltz
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Bobby Sanders (with dance band accmp)
 
1125 A   S-2287-E
B   S-2356-E
The Laughing Sailor
It Must Be Love
Laughing Song
Vocal Waltz; Dance Band
Charles Penrose (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
 
1126 A   S-2343-E
B   S-2357-E
Where, Oh Where Do I Live ?
Yes, Let Me Like A Soldier Fall
Comedy Song
One-Step; Dance Band
John Thorne (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1127 A   S-2339-E
B   S-2358-E
Favourite Dance Medley, No. 1
Monkey Duet Waltz
Dance Band
Accordion Duet
   
1128 A   S-2344-E
B   S-2359-E
Ting-A-Ling
Concert Waltz
Dance Band
Accordion
   
1129 A   S-2346-E ?
B   S-2360-E
When I Met Sally
Gems From Opera
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Accordion Duet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
.
 
1130 A   S-2348-E
B   S-2361-E
Hallelujah !  ("Hit The Deck")
Return From Arras - March
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Accordion Duet
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
unacc.  
 
1131 A   S-2340-E

B   S-2368-E

Favourite Dance Medley, No. 2 (intro. Bye Bye Blackbird; At Sundown; In A Little Spanish Town)
Sea Shanty (intro. Johnny Come Down To Hilo; Shenadoah; What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?)
Dance Band

Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch

Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne & chorus)
 
1132 A   S-2363-E
B   S-2369-E
Just Like A Butterfly
Who's That A-Calling, etc ?
Dance Band
Dance Band
   
1133 A   S-2364-E
B   S-2370-E
I Ain't That Kind Of A Baby
Drinking Songs
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch)
 
1134 A   S-2365-E
B   S-2371-E
Let's All Sing The Lard Song
Goodnight Ladies (intro. Sweet And Low)
6/8 Fox-Trot; Voc ref
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne + 1)
 
1135 A   S-2366-E
B   S-2372-E
There's One Little Girl Who Loves Me
Lass Of Richmond Hill, etc.
Song
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Ramon Newton (with dance band accmp)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1136 A   S-2367-E
B   S-2373-E
Diane
Country Songs
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch)
 
1137 A   S-2379-E
B   S-2374-E
My Blue Heaven
Hawaiian Fox-Trot
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
 
1138 A   S-2377-E
B   S-2375-E
Following You Around
Highland Waltz
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
 
1139 A   S-2378-E
B   S-2376-E
Souvenirs
John Brown's Body, Etc
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: chorus)
 
1140 A   S-2381-E
B   S-2380-E
Gonna Get A Girl
Sea Shanty, No. 2
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne &ch)
 
1141 A   S-2384-E
B   S-2382-E
Sometimes I'm Happy - "Hit The Deck"
Only An Old Rough Diamond
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Little Gem
1142 A   S-2385-E
B   S-2383-E
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Toreador
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc:  John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1143 A   S-2386-E
B   S-2388-E
Persian Rosebud
The Eyes Of Rosie O'Reilly
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
 
1144 A   S-2387-E
B   S-2389-E
In A Street Of Chinese Lanterns
Londonderry Air
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1145 A   S-2402-E
B   S-2390-E
Highways Are Happy Ways
King Cotton -
March
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1146 A   S-2403-E
B   S-2391-E
You Don't Like It - Not Much
Start And Stripes - March
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1147 A   S-2404-E
B   S-2392-E
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
Under The Double Eagle, march
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1148 A   S-2405-E
B   S-2393-E
She Don't Wanna
El Abanico March
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch & organ (voc: Ramon Newton)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1149 A   S-2406-E
B   S-2394-E
The Song Is Ended
El Capitan March
Dance Band
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1150 A   S-2407-E
B   S-2395-E
Miss Annabelle Lee
Grand March - "Aida"
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1151 A   S-2408-E
B   S-2397-E
Did You Mean It ?
March Russe
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1152 A   S-2410-E
B   S-2400-E
Tired Hands
Ballet Egyptien
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Little Gem
1153 A   S-2413-E
B   S-2418-E
Marvellous
Lullaby
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Bell Solo by Billy Whitlock
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Billy Whitlock (with dance band accmp)
Fairy
1154 A   S-2414-E
B   S-2398-E
C.O.N.S.T.A.N.T.I.N.O.P.L.E.
Mill In The Black Forest
Vocal One Step
Military Band
Harry Fay
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1155 A   S-2412-E
B   S-2423-E
Janette
Desert Rose
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
 
1156 A   S-2422-E
B   S-2417-E
Rita
Jig
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Bell Solo by Billy Whitlock
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Billy Whitlock
 
1157 A   S-2411-E
B   S-2396-E
Dream Kisses
Anitra's Dance ("Peer Gynt")
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
 
1158 A   S-
B   S-
The Trail Of The Tamarind Tree
War March Of The Priests
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Military Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Cavan O'Connor)
Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1159 A   S-2431-E
B   S-2427-E
What'll You Do ?
Waltz (from "Il Trovatore")
Fox-Trot
 
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
 
1160 A   S-2429-E
B   S-2401-E
Music And Moonlight
Bell Song - Les Cloches De Corneville
Dance Band
Military Band

Band of H.M Life Guards ?
Fairy
1161 A   S-2428-E
B   S-2416-E
Is Everybody Happy Now ?
King Charles Gavotte
Fox-Trot
Bell Solo
Harry Bidgood's O. & Organ (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Billy Whitlock (with dance band accmp)
 
1162 A   S-2432-E
B   S-2419-E
Wide Open Spaces
Purple Heather
Fox-Trot
Scottish One-Step; Bell Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Ramon Newton)
Billy Whitlock (with dance band accmp)
 
1163 A   S-
B   S-
There Must Be Somebody Else
Just Like A Pure White Rose
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Waltz; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Maurice Elwin)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Fairy
1164 A   S-2421-E
B   S-2420-E
Yvonne
Faust Medley
Waltz; Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1165 A   S-2430-E
B   S-2425-E
Everybody Loves My Girl
Surrender
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Waltz; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
 
1166 A   S-2433-E
B   S-2441-E
Without You, Sweetheart
Prelude (in C sharp minor)
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Piano solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood ?
Fairy
1167 A   S-2435-E
B   S-2426-E
The Hours I Spent With You
Il Trovatore Medley
Waltz; Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Maurice Elwin)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy
1168 A   S-2437-E
B   S-2445-E
Sing Me To Sleep  [with a twilight song]
The Rosary
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Violin Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch & Organ (voc: Maurice Elwin)
Peggy Cochrane ?
 
1169 A   S-2449-E
B   S-2443-E
I Scream - You Scream - We All Scream For ICE CREAM
Rag Time Scotch
Humorous Vocal One Step; D. Band
Syncopated Piano Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne & chorus)
Harry Bidgood
Fairy
1170 A   S-2455-E
B   S-2442-E
Ol' Man River
Plantation Rag
Vocal Fox Trot
Syncopated Piano Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood
Fairy
1171 A   S-
B   S-2446
Ramona
Gavotte (Gossec)
Waltz; vocal refrain
Violin solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Tom Barratt)
Peggy Cochrane or Eileen Andjelkovitch ?
Little Gem
1172 A   S-2436-E
B   S-2444-E
After My Laughter Came Tears
Bottles And Jugs
Vocal Fox trot
Piano
Harry Bidgood's Orch. & Organ (voc: Maurice Elwin)
Harry Bidgood?
 
1173 A   S-2439-E
B   S-2447-E
Henry's Made a Lady Out Of Lizzie
Mary Of Argyle; The Keel Row
Dance Band
Violin Solo

Eileen Andjelkovitch ?
 
1174 A   S-2440-E
B   S-2448-E
I Want To Be Alone With Mary Brown
Chanson Polonaise
Dance Band
Violin Solo

Eileen Andjelkovitch ?
 
1175 A   S-2450-E
B   S-2453-E
Forty-Seven Ginger Headed Sailors
Melody In F
Vocal Fox-Trot
Organ Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
Fairy
1176 A   S-2451-E
B   S-2454-E
Chilly-Pom-Pom-Pee
Chant Sans Paroles
Vocal Fox-Trot
Organ Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
 
1177 A   S-2452-E
B   S-2456-E
Just A Little Fond Affection
Sally's Smile
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Ciro's Club Dance Band (voc Ramon Newton)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Fairy
1178 A   S-2465-E
B   S-2457-E
Together    [with fox-trot chorus]
Spanish Rose
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Waltz; Vocal Refrain
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
 
1179 A   S-2467-E
B   S-2376-E
I'm Going Back Again To Old Nebraska
John Brown's Body [intro. One More River To Cross]
Fox-Trot; Vocal Refrain
Fox-Trot  [actually a 6/8]
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: John Thorne)
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: chorus)
Fairy
1180          
1181          
1182 A  S-2487-E
B  S-2484-E
Mary Ann
Mac's Birthday
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Bell Solo
Harry Bidgood's Orch ? (voc: ?)
Billy Whitlock (named on label) (with orch accmp)
Fairy only
1183          
1184          
1185 A  S-2490-E
B  S-2462-E
Beautiful
Folk Song
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Fox-Trot; Dance Band
Harry Bidgood's Orch (voc: Bobby Sanders)
Harry Bidgood's Orch
Fairy only

NOTE: 1182 & 1185 have only been reported on "Fairy" and it would seem that Fairy records continued to be available after Little Marvels were withdrawn from sale. As Fairy records turn up more frequently in Australia than in Britain, this also has a certain logic to it as Vocalion' also continued with their 10" issues in Australia after ceasing to issue any in Britain.