Guy Roles - My Pick Of The Forties
05:00 & 17:00 Hrs daily GMT

David Sibbald Hello Guy here! I'm on the air everyday at 5 am and 5 pm UK time with 'my pick of the forties'. You'll hear some of my favourite records from the swing and jump blues era mid 30's to 1949, not forgetting of course the songs that got us through the war years. I have over 2200 American and British 78's in my collection and I always make sure I play some of those on my show.

I am on the organising committee for the very popular 1940's events at the Severn Valley Railway which take place every year on the last weekend in June and first weekend in July. It's my job to book and organise the entertainment and play the music in between. I also play a swing and jive set at the Black Country Living Museum at their very popular 1940's weekend every July.

I am very lucky to own a lovely 1939 Morris 12/4 which we love to drive on days out and to 1940's events. My wife Kerry and I live in a 1930's house full of original 30's & 40's furniture including a fully working 1935 gas cooker. We try to live and dress the lifestyle as much as possible.

Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby, Gene Krupa, Lucky Millinder, Woody Herman, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Gray, Tommy Dorsey, Helen Forrest, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, Helen O'Connell, Andrews Sisters, Marion Hutton, Billie Holiday, Ray Eberle, Martha Tilton, are just some of my favourite orchestras and swing singers.

I hope you can join me at 5 everyday for 'my pick of the forties' Thanks for listening...catch you later!

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