Hamilton Hill When The Boys Go Marching By (CDR44)
Hamilton Hill, born in Australia, came to England in 1901 and became one of the recording pioneers. His style was more that of a concert singer - he didn't dress in character but as an innovation he accompanied his music hall performances with associated magic lantern slides. This selection of his recordings include his first London disc from 1903. Included as a bonus is the song most often associated with him Goodbye Dolly Gray, here sung by the contemporary singer Leo Stormont.
Hamilton Hill: When the Boys go Marching by What is the Use of Loving a Girl? Life's Lullaby Somebody's Sailor Boy I'll be true When You were Sweet Sixteen Pansy Faces There's Music in the Air Goodbye Little Girl I want to be a Drummer in the Band Fireman's Song Don't Cry Sister Jane Goodbye, Sweet Marie Airship and the Swallow Stowaway Just a Little Rocking Chair and You In Sweet Loveland The Boys Brigade Eyes of Blue Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do One of the Girls Kiss your Soldier Boy, Goodbye A Little Boy called Taps Bluebell Be my Girl Farewell my little Yo San To the End of the World with You If I should plant a Tiny Seed of Love Leo Stormont: Goodbye Dolly Gray