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Jack Hylton & His Orchestra ft Pat O'Malley - Hold Me (Decca Records 1933)

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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2011

"Hold Me" is a popular song by Little Jack Little, David Oppenheim, and Ira Schuster. The song was published in 1933.

Jack Hylton (2 July 1892 -- 29 January 1965) was an English band leader and impresario who rose to prominence during the British dance band era. His early career involved moving to London as a pianist in the 400 club and playing with the Stroud Haxton Band. During the First World War, he moved to be a musical director of the band of the 20th Hussars and the Director of the Army Entertainment Division.

James Patrick O'Malley (15 March 1904 -- 27 February 1985) born in Burnley, Lancashire, England was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes during the 1940s--1970s, using the stage name J. Pat O'Malley. He also appeared on the Broadway stage in Ten Little Indians (1944) and Dial M for Murder. A New York Times drama critic praised O'Malley's performance in Ten Little Indians, calling him "a rara avis, a comedian who does not gauge the success of his efforts by the number of laughs he induces at each performance".

O'Malley began his career in entertainment in 1925 as a recording artist and then as principal singer with Jack Hylton and his orchestra in the United Kingdom from 1930 to 1933. Known at that time as Pat O'Malley, he recorded more than four hundred popular songs of the day. O'Malley began a solo recording career in 1935 in parallel with his work with Hylton. At the end of 1935, Hylton and O'Malley came to the United States to record with a band composed of American musicians, thus emulating Ray Noble and Al Bowlly. The venture was short-lived but O'Malley remained in the United States.

Now known as J. Pat O'Malley (to avoid confusion with another film actor named Pat O'Malley), he had a long and varied acting career including the film Lassie Come Home in 1943 as "Hynes".

Hold me
Honey won't you hold me
Hold me
Never let me go
Take me
Honey won't you take me
Never to forsake me
'cause I love you so

Oh Thrill me
Let your kisses thrill me
Just like you alone can do
Hold me
Tenderly enfold me
Never try to hold me from you

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