At the time the veteran comic Frankie Howerd died in 1992 he was enjoying something of a renaissance, his act having attained cult status among university students. For those of us a little older he is best remembered for the "Up Pompeii" television series, the occasional Carry On film appearance, and a childrens' radio favourite of the 50s, "Three Little Fishes", which record companies have presumably been unable to find or licence, because it is one noticeable omission from the various compilations available.
Let me say straight away that a "Best of Frankie Howerd" album this is not. Nine of the tracks are bits of Howerd's "Nay, Nay, Thrice Nay" act, set to a terrible electronic disco or rap beat; one is more than enough. In the middle of these are four tracks of some age, amongst which there is "Song and Dance Man" which has been crudely recorded off someone's worn and scratched 78, and "Nymphs and Shepherds" a duet (or should that be duel) with Margaret Rutherford, very loosely based around the song by Henry Purcell, that was possibly a TV sketch. And, yes, there's "Three Little Fishes", except that this is a later recording and he basically messes it up, destroying its original attraction.
So, I'm sorry, this one is very disappointing and best avoided.