The Glorious Old Time Music Hall
Delight in the traditional entertainment of the music hall era. Revisit venues like the Gaiety, the London Palladium and the Dury Lane Theatre in their heyday, when they were home to entertainers like Marie Lloyd, Tessie O'Shea, Dan Leno, Max Miller, Arthur Askey, Flanagan & Allen and George Formby. Over 30 years of Music Hall songs and stars on 3 CDs.
By the turn of the 20th century Music Hall – a highly satisfying mix of music and comedy – was the most popular form of entertainment for ordinary people. Music Hall evolved into Variety, establishing many household names. This collection presents the very best of both worlds and offers a glimpse of our forgotten past by way of heart lifting songs full of humour, grit, common values, truisms and genuine British spirit.
For the common people, about the common people – this music is Britain … as Great Britain once was.
Over 60 original recordings, including: The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo - Charles Coborn, Any Old Iron - Harry Champion, The Laughing Policeman - Charles Penrose, Me And My Tune - Max Wall, Home Guard - Robb Wilton, The Lion And Albert - Stanley Holloway, Keep Right On To The End of The Road - Harry Lauder, Down At The Old Bull And Bush - Florrie Ford, When Father Papered The Parlour - Billy Williams, Lily Of Laguna – Eugene Stratton; Berlington Bertie From Bow – Ella Sheilds; A Little Of What You Fancy – Marie Lloyd; The Bee Song – Arthur Askey; The Lion and Albert – Stanley Holloway; Leaning On The Lamp Post – George Formby; The Biggest Aspidistra In The World – Gracie Fields; Mary From The Dairy – Max Miller; Underneath The Arches – Flanagan And Allen; Three Little Fishes – Frankie Howard; Confidentially – Reg Dixon; The Day War Broke Out – Robb Wilton; In Shady Nook – Donald Peers; I Fell In Love With An Airman – Tessie O’Shea; Me An’ Old Charlie – Bernard Miles; So Deep Is The Night – Anne Zeigler & Webster Booth, and many, many more …
All tracks sensitively restored and digitally remastered.