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Bransby Williams CD

Bransby Williams
The Stage Door Keeper (CDR31)

Known as "The Hamlet of the Halls", Bransby Williams had a long and distinguished career. Today Bransby Williams is mainly remembered for his portrayal of various characters from the novels of Dickens which he performed well into the television age. In his performances on the Halls, his specialism was as a quick change artist and mimic. A fine example of this is given in "The Stage Door Keeper" where Bransby uses the storyline to introduce a superb variety of artistes. Also included is the classic rendering of Milton Hayes "The Green Eye of the Yellow God". As an aside, "The Caretaker" contains the first mention of "Jack the Ripper" on a recording, which coming only 24 years after the murders, would surely be thought controversial today. A fascinating insight into another side of the entertainment of the Music Hall.

Track Listing

Green Eye of the Yellow God
Devil may care
Sydney Carton's Farewell ("A Tale of Two Cities")
How we saved the Barge
The Street Watchman
The Same Old Game
Micawber's Advice to David Copperfield
Tony Weller ("Pickwick Papers")
Bill Sykes ("Oliver Twist")
The Plumber
The Stage Doorkeeper
The Yukon Trail
The Lounger
The Coward
The Caretaker
Charge of the Light Brigade
Henry V Speech at Harfleur
The Difference
Not Old
Death of little Nell ("The Old Curiosity Shop")
An Old Bachelor

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