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The Kit-Cat was a nightclub in the Haymarket, in London's West End. The band was sponsored by Jack Hylton and led by Al Starita, who was an American. Recordings issued on HMV from June 8, 1925 to December 1, 1926 were issued as Jack Hylton's Kit-Cat Band. Recordings issued on HMV from December 29, 1926 to May 19, 1927 were issued as Jack Hylton's Hyltonians. Unless noted, all Columbias were issued as the Kit-Cat Band.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A Kiss Is A Bliss, My Darling 1-13-1928 London Columbia
A Room With A View (Piccadilly Dance Band) 3-9-1928 London Columbia
Adorable
(Tom Ford / Ray Wynburn)
7-9-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Ain't She Sweet ?
(Jck Yellen / Milton Ager)
2-9-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Ali Baba 1-13-1928 London Columbia
Alone at Last 8-10-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Are You Happy ? 10-13-1927 London Columbia
Ask Her 1-1-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Blye Train Song 3-22-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Breezing Along With The Breeze
(Gillespie / Simons / Whiting)
8-26-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Broken Hearted 9-7-1927 London Columbia
Brown Eyes In Your Dreams 10-11-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Brown Sugar
(Harry Barris)
1-19-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
By The Waterfall (waltz) 1-5-1928 London Columbia
Can't Your Friend Find A Friend For Me?
(Lou Handman)
8-10-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Castillian Nights 4-7-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
C'est Vous (It's You) (waltz) 10-17-1927 London Columbia
Cheer Up, Keep Smiling 5-10-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Close Your Eyes (waltz) 11-20-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Cock-a-Doodle, I'm Off My Noodle
(Charles Tobias)
3-25-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Community Blues 1-13-1928 London Columbia
Cover Me Up With Sunshine 3-30-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Crazy Quilt
(Andrew Sterling / Paul Van Loan)
11-11-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Cuckoo 11-11-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Cuddle Up 5-31-1927 London Columbia
Da-Da-Da 6-3-1927 London Columbia
Dance, Little Lady (Piccadilly Dance Band) 3-9-1928 London Columbia
Dear Child (waltz) 3-30-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Delirium
(Arthur Schutt)
6-3-1927 Wigmore Hall, London Columbia
Diane (waltz) 12-1-1927 Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, London Columbia
Do You Believe In Dreams ? 5-27-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Don't Tell The World 5-17-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream 1-1-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Dream A Dream 9-21-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Dreaming The Waltz Away (waltz) 8-31-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Dreamy Amazon 2-9-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
D'Ye Love Me ? (waltz) 9-21-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Every Little Thing 4-7-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Flapperette
(Jesse Greer)
12-1-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
From Now On
(Davies / Greer)
6-8-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Georgia Land 12-1-1927 Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, London Columbia
Hawaiian Love Bird 2-3-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Headin' For Harlem 2-16-1928 London Columbia
Headin' For Home
(Jones)
11-4-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Hello, Cutie 5-10-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Hugs And Kisses 9-10-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
I Need Some Cooling Off 5-31-1927 London Columbia
I Never Cried Before I Met You 12-29-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
I Wonder What's Become Of Joe ?
(Maceo Pinkard / Roy Turk)
10-1-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
I Wouldn't Fool A Little Girl Like You 3-31-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
If (waltz) 3-15-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
If I Could Look In Your Eyes 9-29-1927 Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London Columbia
If I Were You 3-22-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
If You Can't Hold The Man You Love
(Irving Kahal / Sammy Fain)
1-19-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
If You Hadn't Gone Away
(Henderson)
11-4-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
If You See Sally 5-13-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
I'm Going To Follow The Rainbow 3-15-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
I'm In Love With You (waltz) 11-4-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
I'm Jealous 12-17-1927 London Columbia
I'm Lonely Without You 5-27-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
I'm Mad About You (Piccadilly Dance Band) 3-9-1928 London Columbia
I'm Still In Love With You 1-1-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
In A Little Spanish Town
(Wayne)
8-31-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
In A Street Of Chinese Lanterns 12-17-1927 London Columbia
It's One Of Those Things 10-7-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
I've Found A Bud Among The Roses 12-21-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
I've Got A Feeling For Somebody 2-16-1928 London Columbia
I've Got Some Lovin' To Do
(Jaffe / Bonx)
8-26-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Join The Navy 8-12-1927 London Columbia
Julius 3-25-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
June Rose
(Mayerl)
10-1-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Just A Bird's-Eye View Of My Old Kentucky Home 12-1-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Kiss Me Again (waltz) 3-25-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Lavender (waltz) 9-7-1927 London Columbia
Lily
(Warren / Broones / McDonald)
5-19-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Magnolia 8-12-1927 Wigmore Hall, London Columbia
Maybe You Will And Maybe You Won't
(Rose / Dixon / Warren)
6-8-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Mighty Blue 12-2-1925 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Milenberg Joys
(Leon Rappolo / Paul Mares / Jelly Roll Morton)
8-10-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Misunderstood 12-17-1927 London Columbia
Muddy Water
(Trent / Peter De Rose / Harry Richman)
5-17-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Music And Moonlight 1-5-1928 London Columbia
My Heart Stood Still 6-3-1927 London Columbia
My Regular Girl 5-31-1927 London Columbia
My Sugar
(Little)
8-10-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
My Sunday Girl 4-5-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Nina 1-7-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
No Sir, That's Not My Girl
(Melcliffe / King)
9-10-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Nothing Could Be Sweeter 8-12-1927 London Columbia
Number Ten
(Rose)
5-17-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Oh, Doris ! Where Do You Live ? 10-13-1927 London Columbia
Oh, Kay - Selection 10-17-1927 London Columbia
Only You And Lonely Me 8-26-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Pas des Echarpes (Chaminade) 12-21-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Piccadilly Strut
(Phillips)
12-2-1925 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Precious 9-21-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away 6-3-1927 London Columbia
Remember (waltz) 12-1-1927 Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, London Columbia
Riverboat Shuffle
(Dick Voynow / Irving Mills / Hoagy Carmichael)
10-7-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Sad 'N Blue 5-13-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Sam, The Old Accordion Man
(Donaldson)
3-15-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Scatter Your Smiles 11-11-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
She Don't Wanna 1-5-1928 London Columbia
She Said And I Said
(Russell)
1-19-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
She's Still My Baby
(Coslow / Little)
1-7-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Side By Side 5-31-1927 London Columbia
Silver Rose 10-11-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Silver Song Bird 3-31-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Someone Has Taken You Out Of My Dreams 12-2-1925 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Song Bird 2-3-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
South Wind 5-19-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Step On The Blues 8-12-1927 London Columbia
Sunday 12-1-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Sweet So-and-So 2-16-1928 London Columbia
Swinging Along
(Stamber / Hay)
11-4-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth 8-12-1927 London Columbia
Temperamental Baby 3-30-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
That Night In Araby
(Snyder)
10-1-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
That's My Hap-Hap-Happiness 8-12-1927 London Columbia
That's Why I Love You 9-10-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
The Calinda 12-17-1927 London Columbia
The Camel Walk
(Schaefer / Smith / Mack / Brymn)
11-20-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
The Girl Friend - Selection 9-29-1927 Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London Columbia
The Girl Is You And The Boy Is Me 9-7-1927 London Columbia
The One I'm Looking For 2-16-1928 London Columbia
The Whispering Pines Of Nevada (waltz) 8-12-1927 London Columbia
There's A Rickety, Rackety Shack 1-5-1928 London Columbia
There's One Little Girl Who Loves Me 12-1-1927 Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, London Columbia
Tinker, Tailor 12-29-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Tonight I Wonder Where You Are (waltz) 1-13-1928 London Columbia
Try To Learn To Love (Piccadilly Dance Band) 3-9-1928 London Columbia
Tweet Tweet 9-7-1927 London Columbia
Two Lips On A Path Of Roses
(Holden / Spencer)
4-5-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Uncanny Banjo
(Len Fillis / Sid Bright)
5-13-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
What Good Is "Good Morning" ?
(Santley)
7-9-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
When Day Is Done 8-12-1927 London Columbia
When I Met Sally 10-13-1927 London Columbia
When I Waltz With You (waltz) 12-21-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
When You Love More Than One 5-27-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
When You Smile 12-29-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
While My Pretty One Sleeps 7-9-1926 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
While The Years Go Drifting By 8-31-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Who Do You Love ? 3-25-1927 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Who Loved You Best ? 2-3-1926 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
Will You Be True ? 3-31-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Wondering (waltz) 11-4-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
You Can't Cry Over My Shoulder
(Heath / Mahoney)
4-5-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
You Got 'Em 11-20-1925 Hayes, Middlesex HMV
You Know I Love You 5-10-1927 Small Queen's Hall, London HMV
Artist Instrument
Harry Berly Viola
Sid Bright Piano
D. Cameron Violincello
J. Clark Piano
Eddie Collis Vocals
Alfred Field Bass Brass
Len Fillis Banjo, Guitar
Ted Heath Trombone
Jim Kelleher Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Edwin Knight Trumpet
Eric Little Drums
Quentin Maclean Wurlitzer Organ
Margaret McKee Whistling
Ramon Newton Vocals
Jean Pougnet Violin
Hugo Rignold Violin
Eric Siday Violin
George Smith Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Tom Smith Trumpet
Al Starita Leader, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals