Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught us CD
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Ever wondered where the Bonzos got some of their crazy songs? Well this great CD answers all the questions! Featuring the original 1920's and 1930's recordings that were covered by the band here you can find the original wild versions of My Brother Makes The Noises For the Talkies, Ali Baba's Camel, Hunting Tigers Out In India (Yah), Button Up Your Overcoat, Mickey's Son and Daughter, Jollity Farm and more! Many of these recordings have never been re-issued since the days of the Gramophone! The CD also includes tunes the Bonzos performed but never recorded, songs they should have recorded (such as the ludicrous Cave Of Omar Khayyam and the follow up to Jollity Farm - Misery Farm!) Detailed sleeve notes, original sheet music artwork and liner notes by Legs Larry Smith himself! Top Hole!
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Needless to say, this collection is largely made up from the wonderful legacy of recordings that the British Dance Bands have left us and which are still attracting new devotees in the 21st Century. Some are classics like Jack Hylton's "Button Up Your Overcoat", Jack Payne's "Make Yourself A Happiness Pie" and The Savoy Havana Band's "Masculine Women and Feminine Men". Others like Henry Hall's recording of "Mickey's Son And Daughter", Hal Swain's "Hunting Tigers Out In India(Yah)", The Continental Five's "The Sheik Of Araby", and Ray Starita's "The Flies Crawled Up The Window" are lesser-known recordings, and are reissued here for the very first time, as far as I know.
Some songs included in this compilation are new to me. Part of the melody of "I'm Gonna Bring A Watermelon To My Girl Tonight", recorded in December 1924 by The Savoy Havana Band, reminded me of a 1931 novelty number called "Sing Holly! Go Whistle! Hey! Hey!". It would have not have been out of place in this particular compilation. The compilers claim that they have chosen the best original versions of these songs - a claim I would dispute as surely the best renditions of "Ali Baba's Camel" and "My Brother Makes The Noises For The Talkies" were by Jack Payne's BBC Dance Orchestra.Read more ›
It's hard to pick out a favourite but Jollity Farm and Dr Jazz Stomp are particularly good.
The saddest aspect to this is that were they new, contemporary recordings, they would never be released.humour seems to have gone out of fashion in today's megabucks industry.
It's a truly marvellous collection of hard-to-get original novelty songs, beautifully restored, but Amazon really need to fix the Artist and Genre information, which is not only incorrect in the page listings for both MP3 and CD versions, but actually incorrect in the file metadata on the mp3 version.Read more ›
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Never Imagined that "What we all want, lots of L.s.d, was from an original song, reefing to money rather than a psychedelic drug!!Published 24 months ago by Chazwin
Today you hear the music which was first played on windup gramphones loud and clear without clicks and surface noise,songs which were introduced by dance bands and which were... Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2013 by Richard