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A compilation of some of the most famous coster and cockney singers. Cockneys, as popularly defined, were born within the sound of Bow Bells. However the sound of Cockney speech spread around London way beyond this narrow definition. Albert Chevalier, known as "The Coster's Laureate" had studied his subject in the streets and as a character actor produced some of the best loved songs of this genre including "My old Dutch" and "The Future Mrs. Hawkins". Sadly Kate Carney, the coster comedienne, recorded very few songs, but we are pleased to include three on this Album. Gus Elen is featured with five songs including the rare "If I were King of England" and alternative versions from CDR2 of "The Golden Dustman" and "‘E dunno where ‘E are." If you have never heard Fred Earle, then you are in for a treat. The son of songwriter Joseph Tabrar, his characterisations are hilarious and generally suggestive. The full Album contains 22 Tracks, being recorded between 1898 and 1935.

Cockneys and Costers
Cockneys & Costers Album (Download) GBP £7.99
 
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