The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra has captured the essence of the vaudeville stage with this recording. The pictures that waft through my mind during "Down Peacock Alley" are the comic antics that were born during that era. These songs almost cry out to have a silent movie behind them. The male vocals, however, leave a bit to be desired. Although they may sound authentic, with the muffled quality that may have been present during that time, they could have found some singers who sounded a bit less like Florence Foster Jenkins. But bearing in mind the novelty of this CD, the vocals are acceptable, if one doesn't take the genre too seriously. This is music that, if it doesn't bring a smile to your face, will at least help to hone your comic timing much as it did for the silent comedians of yesteryear!