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Randolph Sutton recorded songs with particularly infectious tunes. Indeed the Album might come with a health warning, since once heard these songs are not easily forgotten. Finely electrically recorded during the late 1920s and early 1930s, the songs must have been an excellent antidote to hard times and will surely lighten your mood even today.
One track - "My Canary has Circles under his Eyes" was revived by Karl Denver in the 1960s. The Album contains 24 Tracks, being electrically recorded between 1928 and 1933.

Randolph Sutton - Good heavens Mrs Evans
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G. H. Elliott's career spanned many years covering the years of acoustic recordings up to the long playing vinyl record. He normally performed as a black face artist. Whilst some of the lyrics of his songs, and his appelation of "The Chocolate coloured Coon" are no longer politically acceptable, these date from another age when such things were not an issue. Included on the Album are the two Leslie Stuart songs, Lily of Laguna and Little Dolly Daydream, which were initially made famous by Eugene Stratton, but which became, in later days, closely associated with G. H. Elliott. Fine songs, superbly sung. The Album contains 25 Tracks, being electrically recorded between 1928 and 1931.

G H Elliott - Plain Chocolate
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Bobbie Comber reached the peak of his career in the 1930s. As well as appearing in films he made a number of gramophone records, some with a nautical theme. Of these it is the exploits of Barnacle Bill which are remembered together with other songs in a salty vein. Rollicking tunes and words which will greatly amuse form the core of this collection. 23 Tracks, electrically recorded between 1929 and 1937.

Bobbie Comber - The Return of Barnacle Bill
Bobbie Comber - Album (Download) - The Return of Barnacle Bill GBP £7.99

Ronald Frankau is remembered today for his series of somewhat risqué songs which he performed with his accompanist Monte Crick. His style has been described as being a cross between Max Miller and Noel Coward, with a hint of Harry Fragson. The Album starts with a satirical “Introduction” from Ronald Frankau where he considers the lapses of taste and morality in the Entertainment world. The songs, some considered somewhat shocking at the time, now give a fascinating and amusing insight into the mores of a certain class of society in the 1930s. 24 Tracks, electrically recorded between 1929 and 1940.

Ronald Frankau - Upper Class Love
Ronald Frankau - Album (Download) - Upper Class Love GBP £7.99

Max Miller was one the top Variety comedians of the 1930s and 1940s. Whilst there have been a number of re-issues of Max Miller's live performances which he recorded for HMV around the time of World War II, it is not intended to repeat these here. Lesser known are his studio recordings, which Max made for Rex and later HMV during the 1930s. Whilst missing the immediate audience reaction of the live recordings, these tracks allow us to listen to a number of different sides of Max's stage personality. The songs and patter, written almost entirely by Max himself, epitomise the "Cheeky Chappie." Album comprises  25 Tracks, all Studio recordings, electrically recorded between 1935 and 1941.

Max Miller - Confessions of a Cheeky Chappie
Max Miller - Album (Download) - Confessions of a Cheeky Chappie GBP £7.99

Douglas Byng, billed as "Bawdy, but British", was one of the top cabaret and Variety stars of the 1920s and 30s. Famous for his female impersonations, he wrote many of his songs, some of which were originally banned by the BBC. Unusually, he was particularly successful at pantomime as well as being a top cabaret artist. Album comprises 28 Tracks, electrically recorded between 1928 and 1935.

Douglas Byng - One of the Queens of England
Douglas Byng - Album (Download) - One of the Queens of England GBP £7.99

Will Fyffe, famous for his song, I belong to Glasgow , also invented many fine character studies, including Dr McGregor, The Gamekeeper, The Railway Guard, and others which are featured on this Album. The village idiot Daft Sandy was one of his most popular characters; the drama critic James Agate referred to this as “a masterpiece of tragi-comedy”. Will Fyffe had the ability to create a character and then seem to actually be the character for he studied each type at first hand. According to Mr Macqueen-Pope, Will Fyffe was a man of great honesty and integrity, and this comes across in his songs when heard today. Album comprises 23 Tracks, electrically recorded between 1927 and 1939.

Will Fyffe - I belong to Glasgow
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Robb Wilton, who often played the part of a bumbling official, is best remembered for his sketch The Home Guard and the immortal line "The Day War broke out". ere he is featured, accompanied by his wife in a sequence of his famous performances.

John Tilley was a popular broadcaster and revue artist who enjoyed a brief period of popularity before his early death in 1935.
The Loch Ness Monster and The Scoutmaster are amongst his classics.

15 Sketches and songs (22 Tracks) on this album, electrically recorded between 1931 and 1943.

Robb Wilton  and John Tilley - I should say so
Robb Wilton & John Tilley - Album (Download) - I should say so GBP £7.99

Vivian Foster was also as known "The Vicar of Mirth". Coming from a Church background (his father was a vicar) and having spent some time as a schoolmaster he became a specialist in the depiction of an unctuos clergyman. His catchphrase "Yes . . I think so" was often inserted in the most inappropriate places in his homilies.
A gentle form of comedy, this will much appeal to those who wondered what happened to the "old style" aloof and unworldly vicar. Complete Album includes 10 Different talks (plus 2 alternative takes) making 24 Tracks in total, recorded between 1915 and 1932.

Vivian Foster - The Vicar of Mirth
Vivian Foster - Album (Download) - The Vicar of Mirth GBP £7.99

BC Hilliam and Malcolm McEachern, better known as Flotsam and Jetsam formed their duo in 1926. Remembered today as the precursors of Flanders and Swann, their amusing songs play on the contrast between the high notes of Flotsam and the basso profundo of Jetsam.
Included as "bonus tracks" are their two rare recordings made during World War II. 29 Tracks in total, recorded between 1927 and 1940.

Flotsam and Jetsam - Sing a song of England
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