Monday, February 18, 2008

Daniel Farson Presents....


I love this Philips International label LP recorded in 1961 at the Metropolitan Theatre , Edgeware Road in London which features a few of the very last stars of the music-hall. Sadly the Metropolitan Theatre met the fate of so many old music halls and a hotel was built where it used to stand. Daniel Farson, who used to have his own programme on TV in the 60's and also owned a pub in the East End, takes us on a short history of the genre with the help of Hetty King, Albert Whelan, Ida Barr, G.H. Elliot, Billy Danvers and Marie Lloyd Jnr.
As the sleeve notes say- " ... we are lucky that this valuable and poignant record exists to show us what music hall was all about."

Discover more about Daniel Farson HERE.


Daniel Farson Presents... - Side One

Daniel Farson Presents... - Side Two


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2 comments:

fiftypercent said...

Got anything by Norman Wisdom?

wastedpapiers said...

No much. Narcissus with Joyce Grenfell ofcourse which is a classic and a couple of less funny items. I think i probably have a 30 min. biog about him from Radio 4.