Comic Cuts

Comic Cuts

     
 

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,… See more details below

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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:
05/22/2007
Label:
Sounds Of Yesteryear
UPC:
5019317070328
catalogNumber:
732
Rank:
227897

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Laughing Policeman  - Charles Penrose
  2. I'm Going Back to Himazas  -  Fred Austin
  3. Don't Do That to the Poor Puss Cat  -  Leslie Satony
  4. Because I Love You  - Gracie Fields
  5. I Lift Up My Finger and I Say "Tweet-Tweet"  -  Stanley Lupino With The Gaiety Theatre Orchestra
  6. I Faw Down an' Go Boom  -  Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra
  7. Is Izzy Azzy Wozz?  -  Max Nesbitt
  8. Airman! Airman! (Don't Put the Wind Up Me)
  9. Fall in and Follow the Band  -  Childrens' Chorus & Orchestra
  10. Chinese Laundry Blues  -  Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
  11. Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing  -  Leslie Holmes
  12. Wheezy Anna  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  13. Sing Holly, Go Whistle, Hey! Hey!
  14. The Sun Has Got His Hat On  -  Bert Ambrose & His Orchestra
  15. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?  -  Henry Hall & BBC Dance Orchestra
  16. All Over Italy (They Sing So Prettily)  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  17. What Can You Give a Nudist for Her Birthday?  -  Leslie Holmes
  18. Blaze Away  -  New Mayfair Dance Orchestra

Disc 2

  1. The "Oi" Song  -  Ambrose Orchestra
  2. Give Yourself a Pat on the Back  -  Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra
  3. Hyde Park Corner  -  Billy Cotton & His Band
  4. You Ought to Know Better, A Big Girl Like You  - Randolph Sutton
  5. Chewing Gum  -  Ambrose Orchestra
  6. We've Got to Carry On  -  Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra
  7. Clonk-Er-Ty-Clonk  -  Harry Hudson's Melody Man
  8. Topsy Turvy Talk  -  Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
  9. I'd Like to Find the Guy That Wrote the Stein Song  -  Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra
  10. I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)  -  Billy Cotton & His Band
  11. Peter's Pop Keeps a Lollipop Shop  -  Ambrose Orchestra
  12. The People Upstairs  -  Western Brothers
  13. You Can't Do That There 'Ere  -  Jack Payne & His Band
  14. Fanlight Fanny  - George Formby
  15. The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away  -  Ambrose Orchestra
  16. A Thick, Thick Fog in London  -  Jack Payne & His Band
  17. Madam Ah! La Marquise Ah!  -  Billy Cotton & His Band
  18. Round the Marble Arch  -  Ambrose Orchestra

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