It's Hot in Brisbane But It's Coolangatta - Gwen Ryan and Claude Carnell’s Orchestra

Title:
It's Hot in Brisbane But It's Coolangatta - Gwen Ryan and Claude Carnell’s Orchestra
Category:
NFSA ID:
338421
Year:
1953
Courtesy:
Coolangatta’s Souvenir Record MX54594
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It’s Hot in Brisbane but it’s Coolangatta was recorded in 1953 by singer Gwen Ryan, accompanied by Claude Carnell’s Orchestra with Doug Roughton’s Hokey Pokey Club on vocals as well.

We can only imagine that it was a tourism promotion of some kind. Carnell was a venue operator and band leader on the Gold Coast from the ’50s through to the late ’70s, but it is the only recording we know of by Gwen Ryan.

Performers:
Singer Gwen Ryan, accompanied by Claude Carnell’s Orchestra with Doug Roughton’s Hokey Pokey Club on vocals
Production company:
Coolangatta’s Souvenir Record