Al Bowlly Sings ‘Melancholy Baby’ (1934) | British Pathé

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Jazz singer Al Bowlly sings his popular hit ‘Melancholy Baby’ in 1934 at Pathé Studios. Bowlly was South African (although born in Mozambique) yet he became a great star in both the UK and America during the 1930s. Al Bowlly enjoyed over 15 big hits from 1935 to 1941, acquiring a mass radio following of millions. Tragically he was killed in the Blitz, when his home in St. James was bombed in 1941.

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