Friday, January 25, 2008
Listen To The Banned
I can't remember where I found this LP on the Living Era label released in 1984. Its full of great novelty songs that were considered too risque for the BBC back in the 20's and 30's. They all seem pretty tame by today's standards.
The label notes by Brian Rust say-
"This LP gives us twenty examples of what, in the thirties and slightly earlier, were considered unfit for presentation on the air-waves (recording ofcourse was a different matter; the Puritans had less control over that....)
Ofcourse, to the pure, all things are pure, as we are often reminded, and if you go out with a moral geiger-counter, looking for radio-active material, shall we say, you will find it."
Mae West - A Guy What Takes His Time
Billy Cotton Band - I've Gone And LOst Me Little Yo-Yo
Durium Dance Band - She Was Only The Postmaster's Daughter
Ross & Sargent - Nellie, The Nudist Queen
Dawn Davis - My Private Affair
Jimmie Rodgers - What's It?
Sphie Tucker - He Hadn't Up Till Yesterday
Ronald Frankau - Winnie The Worm
Cliff Edwards - I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir
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