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Puffin' Billy
composer
signature tune for 'Children's Favourites'

Recordings
'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
MP3 £20.00FLAC £20.00ALAC £20.00Buy by post £22.00 CDS44261/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1' (CDA66868)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66868  Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4  
Details
Track 11 on CDA66868 [3'40] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 11 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'40] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Puffin' Billy
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It was while on holiday in the Isle of Wight that Edward White (1910–1994) saw some ancient steam engines that chugged along country branch lines, one of them bearing the name ‘Puffin’ Billy’. The chirpy composition which it inspired became familiar during the 1950s when it was adopted as the signature tune for the Saturday morning radio programme Children’s Favourites. Largely self-taught, White was born in London and became a dance-band violinist and arranger in his home city, besides directing a ballroom orchestra in Bristol after the Second World War.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

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Details for CDS44261/4 disc 1 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86811
Duration
3'40
Recording date
1 December 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1 (CDA66868)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: July 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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