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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Here's an action-packed double-disc anthology dedicated to the nutty, irreverent, corny and occasionally obnoxious world of classic British humor. The recordings, dating from 1928-1936, introduce a veritable parade of seasoned comedic performers, some of them survivors from the golden age of music hall entertainment. The collection begins with "The Laughing Policeman," a somewhat deranged performance by Charles Penrose. Comedic categories represented thenceforth include the quirky ("I Lift Up My Finger and Say Tweet-Tweety"); the cute ("I Faw Down an' Go Boom"); the ethnic ("The 'Oi' Song"); the silly march ("Clonk-Er-Ty-Clonk"); the singalong ("The Sun Has Got His Hat ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Here's an action-packed double-disc anthology dedicated to the nutty, irreverent, corny and occasionally obnoxious world of classic British humor. The recordings, dating from 1928-1936, introduce a veritable parade of seasoned comedic performers, some of them survivors from the golden age of music hall entertainment. The collection begins with "The Laughing Policeman," a somewhat deranged performance by Charles Penrose. Comedic categories represented thenceforth include the quirky ("I Lift Up My Finger and Say Tweet-Tweety"); the cute ("I Faw Down an' Go Boom"); the ethnic ("The 'Oi' Song"); the silly march ("Clonk-Er-Ty-Clonk"); the singalong ("The Sun Has Got His Hat On" and "You Can't Do That There 'Ere"); the utterly fabulously grand ("Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing," "Give Yourself a Pat on the Back" and "I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones"), and the masterfully cynical ("I'd Like to Find the Guy That Wrote the Stein Song"). Some of England's top dance bands appear in this slaphappy grab bag of goofiness, including Bert Ambrose, Jack Hylton, Ray Noble and Debroy Somers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Sounds Of Yesteryear
  • EAN: 5019317070328
  • Catalog Number: 732
  • Sales rank: 176,722

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Laughing Policeman - Charles Penrose (2:37)
  2. 2 I'm Going Back to Himazas - Fred Austin (2:35)
  3. 3 Don't Do That to the Poor Puss Cat - Leslie Satony (2:41)
  4. 4 Because I Love You - Gracie Fields (3:05)
  5. 5 I Lift Up My Finger and I Say "Tweet-Tweet" - Stanley Lupino With The Gaiety Theatre Orchestra (2:39)
  6. 6 I Faw Down an' Go Boom - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra (3:03)
  7. 7 Is Izzy Azzy Wozz? - Max Nesbitt (3:06)
  8. 8 Airman! Airman! (Don't Put the Wind Up Me) (3:17)
  9. 9 Fall in and Follow the Band - Childrens' Chorus & Orchestra (2:54)
  10. 10 Chinese Laundry Blues - Jack Hylton & His Orchestra (2:25)
  11. 11 Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing - Leslie Holmes (3:24)
  12. 12 Wheezy Anna - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (3:10)
  13. 13 Sing Holly, Go Whistle, Hey! Hey! (3:16)
  14. 14 The Sun Has Got His Hat On - Bert Ambrose & His Orchestra (2:56)
  15. 15 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? - Henry Hall & BBC Dance Orchestra (2:45)
  16. 16 All Over Italy (They Sing So Prettily) - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (3:12)
  17. 17 What Can You Give a Nudist for Her Birthday? - Leslie Holmes (3:10)
  18. 18 Blaze Away - New Mayfair Dance Orchestra (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The "Oi" Song - Ambrose Orchestra (2:41)
  2. 2 Give Yourself a Pat on the Back - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra (2:33)
  3. 3 Hyde Park Corner - Billy Cotton & His Band (3:14)
  4. 4 You Ought to Know Better, A Big Girl Like You - Randolph Sutton (2:50)
  5. 5 Chewing Gum - Ambrose Orchestra (3:03)
  6. 6 We've Got to Carry On - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra (2:27)
  7. 7 Clonk-Er-Ty-Clonk - Harry Hudson's Melody Man (2:47)
  8. 8 Topsy Turvy Talk - Jack Hylton & His Orchestra (2:54)
  9. 9 I'd Like to Find the Guy That Wrote the Stein Song - Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra (2:44)
  10. 10 I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) - Billy Cotton & His Band (2:52)
  11. 11 Peter's Pop Keeps a Lollipop Shop - Ambrose Orchestra (2:59)
  12. 12 The People Upstairs - Western Brothers (3:05)
  13. 13 You Can't Do That There 'Ere - Jack Payne & His Band (3:10)
  14. 14 Fanlight Fanny - George Formby (2:57)
  15. 15 The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away - Ambrose Orchestra (2:48)
  16. 16 A Thick, Thick Fog in London - Jack Payne & His Band (3:08)
  17. 17 Madam Ah! La Marquise Ah! - Billy Cotton & His Band (3:08)
  18. 18 Round the Marble Arch - Ambrose Orchestra (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carroll Gibbons Conductor
Roy Noble Conductor, Vocals
Al Bowlly Vocals
Sam Browne Vocals
Jay Wilbur Conductor
Les Allen Vocals
Leslie Sarony Vocals
Harry Nesbitt Vocals
Max Nesbitt Vocals
Stan Greening Conductor
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Ralph Butler Composer
Noel Gay Composer
Jenniene Leclerq Composer
Leslie Sarony Composer
Stanley Damerell Composer
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