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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Sounds Of Yesteryear
UPC:
5019317070328
catalogNumber:
732
Rank:
199290

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Laughing Policeman
  2. I'm Going Back to Himazas
  3. Don't Do That to the Poor Puss Cat
  4. Because I Love You
  5. I Lift Up My Finger and I Say "Tweet-Tweet"
  6. I Faw Down an' Go Boom
  7. Is Izzy Azzy Wozz?
  8. Airman! Airman! (Don't Put the Wind Up Me)
  9. Fall in and Follow the Band
  10. Chinese Laundry Blues
  11. Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing
  12. Wheezy Anna
  13. Sing Holly, Go Whistle, Hey! Hey!
  14. The Sun Has Got His Hat On
  15. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
  16. All Over Italy (They Sing So Prettily)
  17. What Can You Give a Nudist for Her Birthday?
  18. Blaze Away

Disc 2

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

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