Elsie Carlisle appears prominently in the center spread of the first issue of Radio Pictorial (January 19, 1934), a weekly publication. The item is entitled “CROONERS!” and it also depicts the Boswell Sisters, Edith Baker, Hildegarde, Gertrudge Lawrence, Eve Becke, and Sheila Borrett (the first female national radio announcer). Elsie would record “Without That Certain Thing” and “Who Walks In When I Walk Out?” that same month.
I have not found any evidence of Elsie Carlisle’s having recorded “I Want Somebody to Cuddle Me”; she must have sung it on the radio. There is a very nice version of the song (going under an alternate title) by Nat Shilkret and His Orchestra, with Belle Mann on the vocals:
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HAPPY 116th BIRTHDAY, SAM BROWNE!
Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle (toward the bottom-left) with Ambrose and His Orchestra.
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.