Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Will Fyffe

This LP on the World Record label is a compilation of songs by the scottish comedian Will Fyffe which I always get mixed up with Sir Harry Lauder. Mostly from the late 20's and early 30's.

"He started his career in childhood touring with his father's dramatic company and made his debut as Little Willie in East Lynne.
At 15 he played Polonius in Shakespeares Hamlet. He then moved to the Music Halls doing sketches featuring Scottish characters many of which were recorded on to 78 rpm records. He appeared at the London Pavilion in 1921 and also appeared in a number of films during the 1930's.

He was presented with the C.B.E. for entertaining the troops during World War 2. He is best known for his recording of "I Belong To Glasgow" but made many other fine recordings demonstrating that he had an excellent singing voice and in my opinion was a superior entertainer to the better known Sir Harry Lauder."

Will Fyffe - I'm 94 Today

Will Fyffe - He's Been On The Bottle Since A Baby

Will Fyffe - The Railway Man

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Howlin' Hobbit said...

What's a "C.B.E."?

michael said...

Its one of those dubious honours given out to sports people and show biz folk by the Queen on her birthday. I think it's a Chump of the British Empire.