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Jake Thackray and Songs

4.9 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Jake Thackray with Alan Williams John Etheridge Ralph McTell Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott
  • Producers: Colin Godman (original 1981 TV series) and Paul Thompson (2014 DVD)
  • Format: DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: The Jake Thackray Project (content (P) BBC)
  • Run Time: 148.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00NNL91A8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,327 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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'Magnificent.' (The Independent). 'Outstanding. 5 stars.' (Mojo). For YouTube trailer, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDljAN1udOg. The legendary TV series, 'Jake Thackray and Songs', released by arrangement with BBC Music. Admired by Neil Gaiman, Jarvis Cocker and Alex Turner, Thackray was a unique talent, a brilliant writer and performer whose songs are full of humour, wit, irreverence and humanity. Known to millions through his TV appearances in the 60s and 70s, Jake's distinctive appearance, deadpan delivery, clever wordplay, occasional, artful use of vulgarity and surreal imagination delighted and outraged some. Most famous for his comic songs, such as Bantam Cock and Sister Josephine, and the beautiful Lah-di-Dah (about marriage and life with the in-laws), Jake was, in truth, a chansonnier, a singer-poet, in the tradition of his hero, Georges Brassens. With his own unique take on the world, he stood squarely on the side of the underdog, and wrote songs of wit and real depth. 'The Remembrance' is one of the greatest ever anti-war songs, and 'The Bull' is a song for our times - a hilarious, vulgar attack on authority, hierarchies, deference and celebrity culture. As a live performer Jake built a superb rapport with audiences. This DVD captures him at the height of his powers, playing in the intimate venues he loved. It features thirty of his greatest songs (see photo of back cover for full listing), along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling. Also included are performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.



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