Sam Browne

Quintessential British dance band vocalist Sam Browne was often Elsie Carlisle’s recording partner from 1932-1937. He continued to tour and broadcast with her after that, and even appeared with her on television.

Sam Browne – Wikipedia

Sam Browne
Sam Browne

HAPPY 116th BIRTHDAY, SAM BROWNE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM BROWNE!

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.

Sam Browne
Sam Browne

“Ambrose’s Jubilee Cavalcade” Side 2 (1935)

“Ambrose’s Jubilee Cavalcade” continues on side two with Elsie Carlisle singing Irving Berlin’s “What’ll I Do?” There are also other songs of the ’20s and ’30s sung by Sam Browne and the Rhythm Sisters.

AMBROSE`S JUBILEE CAVALCADE - Countinued - EMBASSY CLUB LONDON

Ambrose’s Jubilee Cavalcade, Continued -- Embassy Club, London

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“Ambrose’s Jubilee Cavalcade” Side 1 (1935)

On March 7, 1935, Ambrose and His Orchestra celebrated the twenty-fifth year of the reign of King George V with selections of songs popular since his accession to the throne. The first side of “Ambrose’s Jubilee Cavalcade,” which covers the years 1910-1923, features Elsie Carlisle singing “Lady Friend” (about a minute into the recording). Sam Browne and the Rhythm Sisters can also be heard in this recording.

AMBROSE`S JUBILEE CAVALCADE - EMBASSY CLUB LONDON - DECCA 12"

Ambrose’s Jubilee Cavalcade -- Embassy Club, London -- Decca 12″

Video by Gernot Klawunn (YouTube)

"The Idol of the Radio." British dance band singer of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.