Friday, August 26, 2005

Marty Feldman

Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
Actually I'm cheating here a bit as these two tracks were from a tape that someone sent to me a few years back, but he probably found the record on a boot sale so there is a link.
The record was called "The Crazy World of Marty Feldman" and came out in 1969. I don't think it's ever been issued on CD. Tell me if I'm wrong. It certainly should be as its a great album and full of very funny songs like the two samples here. Written not by Marty but by Dennis King, John Junkin and Bill Solly who all later went on to write songs for the Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise etc.
Marty is mainly remembered for his work with Mel Brookes and such films as Young Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes Younger Brother and the ill-fated Yellowbeard but it was in radio he got his start writing for such shows as Round The Horne. Later he worked in television with the Frost Report and At Last the 1948 Show etc. He also wrote for the Army Game and Bootsie and Snudge.
He had his own TV series in the late 60's early 70's and another record was issued using the soundtrack to some of these sketches.
Although a vegetarian, he was a heavy smoker and died of a massive heart attack at the age of 49 in Mexico whilst filming Yellowbeard.

Marty Feldman - Mavis Wavertree

Marty Feldman - The Great Bell

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sleepybomb said...

very nice. i love your site, much needed to i might add. i never knew there was a marty album. thanks so much for these gems!

michael said...

Thanks sleepybomb. I was always adding songs I found to my other blog-

and it didnt seem enough really!