Cockney Kings of Music Hall

Cockney Kings of Music Hall

     
 

Cockney Kings of Music Hall compiles 25 songs that were recorded in London between 1899 and 1931. As can be expected due to the age of these recordings, the sound quality of most of the tracks ranges from poor to really dreadful. Yet it's incredible to hear these early music hall numbers that are quite funny and entertaining. Some of the highlights includeSee more details below

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Cockney Kings of Music Hall compiles 25 songs that were recorded in London between 1899 and 1931. As can be expected due to the age of these recordings, the sound quality of most of the tracks ranges from poor to really dreadful. Yet it's incredible to hear these early music hall numbers that are quite funny and entertaining. Some of the highlights include Ernie Mayne's rendition of "And the Fog Grew Thicker and Thicker" (1914), Charles Austin's hilarious delivery of "I've Only Been Married a Week" (1911), Fred Lay's excellent sense of comic timing (he knew when to whistle instead of sing, leaving the lyrics to the audience's imagination) during "The Penny Whistler" (1901), and one of the most recent tunes on the compilation, Nat Travers' "Won't Yer Buy Some Beer?" (1930). The accompanying liner notes also include a brief perspective on "stage costers and cockneys" with information on the specific artists heard here.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/1995
Label:
Saydisc
UPC:
5013133441324
catalogNumber:
413

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Tracks

  1. If It Wasn't for the 'ouses in Between  - Gus Elen
  2. Any Old Iron
  3. The Future Mrs. 'awkins
  4. Wait a Minute
  5. Meat! Meat!  - Fred Earle
  6. And the Fog Grew Thicker and Thicker  - Ernie Mayne
  7. The Coster's Christening  -  Duncan & Godfrey
  8. And His Day's Work Was Done
  9. I've Only Been Married a Week
  10. The Penny Whistler  - Fred Lay
  11. I'm Getting Ready for My Mother-In-Law
  12. I've Only Come for the Day
  13. The Germans Are Coming, So They Say
  14. Inquisitive Kiddie
  15. Down the Road  - Gus Elen
  16. The Day That I Become a Millionaire
  17. The May-Day Fireman  - Dan Leno
  18. Mamma's Darling Boy  - Herbert Campbell
  19. Man!  - Harry Randall
  20. My Next Door Neighbour's Garden  - Herbert Darnley
  21. Won't Yer Buy Some Beer
  22. The King of Karactacus  -  Rich & Rich
  23. Right as Ninepence
  24. Should Husbands Work?  - Charles Coborn
  25. Boiled Beef and Carrots

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