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The Jovial Christmas (CDR20)

Windyridge CD
This CD makes an ideal present for both the music hall enthusiast, or anyone tired of modern "entertainment" who wants to discover what amused Christmas revellers in the early part of the 20th Century. The CD takes us on a journey through the Christmas Celebrations, from the first preparations of Jack Pleasants who is "Learning a song for Christmas" to Will Fyffe's New Year, by way of Max Miller's Christmas Dinner. There are songs, recitations, visits to the pantomime and ghost stories, all recorded between 1907 and 1931.
Track Listing:
Jack Pleasants - I’m learning a song for Christmas
Sandy Powell - Sandy’s Christmas Eve
Charles Penrose - Santa Claus Workshop
Billy Williams - Why don’t Santa Claus bring something to me
Bobbie Comber - Does Santa Claus sleep with his whiskers (over or under the sheets)
Vivian Foster (The Vicar of Mirth) - The Parson’s Christmas Address
Billy Bennett - Christmas day in the cookhouse
Ernie Mayne - I do like a little bit of Turkey at Christmastime
Max Miller - The Christmas Dinner
Bransby Williams - Scrooge “Before the Dream”
Bransby Williams - Scrooge “The Dream”
Bransby Williams - Scrooge “The Awakening”
Albert Whelan - Cinderella
Charles Norton - A Christmas Ghost Story
George Formby Snr. - A Merry Christmas
Descriptive - Christmas Boxes - West End Style
Vivian Foster - The Parson and the Christmas Party
The “Favorites” - The Pantomime Rehearsal
Will Evans - Pantomime
Will Fyffe - New Year’s Day
- more track info . . .
Listen to part of a sample track - Does Santa Claus sleep with his whiskers (over or under the sheet)


More Christmas fun is available on the CD Jolly Old Christmas VAR51.

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