Cockney Kings of Music Hall

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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/1995
  • Label: Saydisc
  • EAN: 5013133441324
  • Catalog Number: 413
  • Sales rank: 160,072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If It Wasn't for the 'ouses in Between - Gus Elen (3:21)
  2. 2 Any Old Iron (2:54)
  3. 3 The Future Mrs. 'awkins (3:51)
  4. 4 Wait a Minute (2:44)
  5. 5 Meat! Meat! - Fred Earle (2:56)
  6. 6 And the Fog Grew Thicker and Thicker - Ernie Mayne (2:43)
  7. 7 The Coster's Christening - Duncan & Godfrey (6:25)
  8. 8 And His Day's Work Was Done (2:03)
  9. 9 I've Only Been Married a Week (2:58)
  10. 10 The Penny Whistler - Fred Lay (2:37)
  11. 11 I'm Getting Ready for My Mother-In-Law (2:57)
  12. 12 I've Only Come for the Day (3:03)
  13. 13 The Germans Are Coming, So They Say (2:59)
  14. 14 Inquisitive Kiddie (2:36)
  15. 15 Down the Road - Gus Elen (2:07)
  16. 16 The Day That I Become a Millionaire (2:56)
  17. 17 The May-Day Fireman - Dan Leno (3:30)
  18. 18 Mamma's Darling Boy - Herbert Campbell (2:38)
  19. 19 Man! - Harry Randall (2:47)
  20. 20 My Next Door Neighbour's Garden - Herbert Darnley (2:15)
  21. 21 Won't Yer Buy Some Beer (3:02)
  22. 22 The King of Karactacus - Rich & Rich (3:08)
  23. 23 Right as Ninepence (3:33)
  24. 24 Should Husbands Work? - Charles Coborn (3:15)
  25. 25 Boiled Beef and Carrots (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Brooks Track Performer
Albert Chevalier Track Performer
Charles Austin Track Performer
Sam Mayo Track Performer
Harry Bedford Track Performer
Harry Champion Track Performer
Harry Ford Track Performer
Ben Albert Track Performer
Nat Travers Track Performer
Tom Wootwell Track Performer
Technical Credits
Charlie Collins Composer
Gef Lucena Producer
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