Friday, January 25, 2008
Oh! What A Carry On
Here's almost a whole side of this album which features several of the gang who took part in the many "Carry On" films of the 50's and 60's. None of these were culled from the soundtracks of the films which sadly didnt include much music despite many of the stars producing novelty songs, some of which reached the lower reaches of the "hit parade".
Heres a segment of the blurb on the back of this Music For Pleasure release from the early 70's-
" In 1958, a Bristish comedy film starrinf among others William Hartnell and Bob Monkhouse and titled "Carry On Sergeant" unobtrusively started off a whole chain of box-office smashes....On this album we have gathered together 8 of the successful list of comedians and comediennes who have contributed to this series..... When "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" came to the West End stage, Frankie Howard was given the leading role. His very individual form of comedy patter has become a landmark in British entertainment, most recently in the BBC TV series "Up Pompeii".
Surprisingly, 1971 had found Kenneth Willimas starring on the London stage opposite that great actress Ingrid Bergman. The tracks included here feature him in his acclaimed role of Rambling Syd Rumpo, a character from the radio series "Round The Horne"."
Find out more about the Carry On films HERE.
Jim Dale - Be My Girl
Bernard Bresslaw - You Need Feet
Frankie Howard - It's Alright With Me
Kenneth Williams - Green Grow My Nadgers Oh
Joan Sims - Spring Song
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