Sam Browne (March 26, 1898-March 2, 1972) was an English dance band singer in the 1920s-1940s, most famous for his collaboration with Ambrose and His Orchestra and a frequent recording and touring partner of Elsie Carlisle (1931-1936). He made over 2,000 recordings. In addition to working with Ambrose, he was famous for singing with the orchestras of Jack Hylton, Alfredo, Bertini, Harry Bidgood, Harry Hudson, and Lew Stone. He continued to record into the 1950s.
Between the end of 1928 and March 1930 Elsie Carlisle recorded nine records with the Dominion label under the musical direction of Jay Wilbur. Mick Johnson of the 78rpm Collectors’ Community has shared both sides of three of these records:
“Is There Anything Wrong In That?” Michael H. Cleary (m); Herb Magidson (w) (1928). Recorded by Elsie Carlisle in London, c. February 1929. Dominion A83.
Of the two numbers on Dominion A. 83, the reviewer for Melody Maker wrote:
Little Elsie has tried two extreme opposites this month. “Dreaming of To-morrow” is a rhythmical but sentimental number. The other one is of the “Naughty” type; it fits Elsie like a glove and is just the thing for everyone (except your maiden aunt).1