This CD is an ideal introduction to the songs of the Music Hall. Including the top names, as well as some of the more obscure, it covers the range of subjects and style which made the Halls and their songs so popular. If you haven't heard any of these artists before, then this is the place to start. If you have heard them before, then you will not be disappointed with these songs.
Barrel Piano: Down at the Old Bull and Bush Ella Shields: Burlington Bertie from Bow Billy Wiliams: When Father papered the Parlour Florrie Forde: Flo From Pimlico; Oh! The Fancy Petticoat
Whit Cunliffe: Have a Bit on the Lady Alice Lloyd: You splash me and I'll splash You
George Formby: When Father said he'd pay the Rent Vesta Tilley: Following in Father's Footsteps; It's part of a Policeman's Duty
George Lashwood: Take a tip from Father Clarice Mayne & J W Tate (“That”): I was a good little girl ‘till I met you
Gus Elen: Don't stop my ‘arf a pint o' beer Victoria Monks: I wish I had a Pal like You Dan Leno: The Tower of London Little Tich: There's a silly thing to ask a Policeman
Harry Champion: While I was licking my Stamp Vesta Victoria: It didn't take long to come off
Harry Lauder: I love a Lassie Mark Sheridan: You can do a lot of things Harry Fragson: All the girls are lovely by the seaside Fred Earle: Up went my little Umbrella Ernie Mayne: How's your poor old feet Tom Woottwell: What do you think I did?
Lily Morris: Don't have any more Mrs. Moore Sam Mayo: Baby, Marie Lloyd Jnr.: A little bit of what you fancy Violet Loraine & George Robey: If you were the only girl in the world
These tracks are all previously un-issued on this label; alternative versions being used in some cases to avoid duplication with previous releases.