Ridgeway's Late Joys was a Music Hall revival which was chaired by Leonard Sachs at The Players' Theatre Club. Starting shortly before World War II, it rapidly became a success and this live recording captures the atmosphere very well. Also included on the CD are two studio recreations of Music Hall, chaired respectively by H Chance Newton and Charles Coborn.
Ridgeway's Late Joys (Originally Issued in 1939):
The Audience: Oh! The Fairies Bernard Miles: Sons of the Sea Megs Jenkins: A Bird in a Gilded Cage Archie Harradine: I was one of 'em The Sisters Gelatine: We're the Sisters Gelatine The Sisters Gelatine: If I only knew the Way Frith Banbury: The German Band Alexander Archdale: Going Back (A Poem) Eve Lynd: Yes, You are! Nuna Davey: I won't be a Nun Helen Goss: Mother says I mustn't John Glynne: Jones A Lecture Robert Eddison: Hon Maud in 'The Cantiniere' Robert Eddison: Hon Maud in 'Any Questions'
An Old Time Music Hall (Originally Issued in 1928):
H Chance Newton: Introduction The Variety Singers: Daisy Daisy The Variety Singers: She was One of the Early Birds The Variety Singers: Daddy wouldn't buy me a Bow-Wow The Variety Singers: A Great Big Shame The Variety Singers: Down the Road Charles Coburn: The Man who broke the Bank The Variety Singers: Little Dolly Daydream Charles Coburn: Two Lovely Black Eyes The Variety Singers: Beer, Glorious Beer The Variety Singers: Ask a Policeman The Variety Singers: At Trinity Church I met my Doom The Variety Singers: Seventh Royal Fusiliers
An Old Time Sing Song (Originally Issued in 1930):
Charles Coburn: Introduction The Company: Ting-a-Ling The Company: She was a dear little Dicky Bird The Company: Her Golden Hair Nellie Johnson: Daddy wouldn't buy me a Bow-Wow The Company: The Galloping Major Charles Coborn: Two Lovely Black Eyes The Company: Little Annie Roonie The Company: It's a Great Big Shame The Company: Daisy Bell The Company: At Trinity Church Charles Coborn: The Man who broke the Bank The Company: The National Anthem