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Jay Laurier - Let's have a Jolly Good Cry (CDR39)

Jay Laurier CD
Don't let the title put you off - these are not sad songs. Jay Laurier had a wide ranging career from Solo Comic to Shakespearian actor. The songs on this CD include some of Jay Laurier's stage patter, which gives a period feel to the performances. A contemporary reviewer of Jay's song Swim, Sam, Swim claimed: This big voiced comedian whose claims to coyness are sometimes belied by the breezy virile voice "gets over" smartly in this diverting ditty. You'll laugh.
That's what they thought about Jay Laurier then and hopefully you will too today, some 90 years later.
Track Listing:
I'm always doing something silly; Sneezing; Silly Billy Brown; I can't keep the Flies off my Lunch; Get away, You're kidding; I want Something to practice on; Swim Sam Swim; Shall Us? Let's; Top Hole; And it was; Why is Cecil selling Seashells?; Wait till I've finished my Orange; There's a Cow in a Field over there; Blo-ay-ters; I like kissing; Let's have a jolly good Cry; One of the Lightweights; "He" Cats and "She" Cats; Don't let 'em scrap the British Navy; Olga Petrovski; I'm a disappointed Married Man; His is a fine Phiz, His is; Get upon a Puff-Puff; Nine Inch Nails - more track info . . .

Listen to: Jay Laurier sing Silly Billy Brown

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