At one time, whistling popular tunes in the street was very common, but today it is infrequently heard. The whistlers on this CD acquired a much higher stanndard than the average street whistler. Popular from the late 1800s, professional whistlers amazed their audiences with their dexterity and range. Restored from recordings dating from 1901 to 1956, this CD includes both feats of whistling and songs about whistling.
Sylvia Watt: If You can't Sing, Whistle Burt Shepard: My Whistling Gal S H Dudley: Whistling from Floradora Fred Lay: The Penny Whistler Wilson Hallett: The Whistling Family Albert Whelan: The Whistling Bowery Boy Guido Gialdini: Will You be my Little Cousin? Frank Stafford: The Mocking Bird Charles Capper: Nymphs and Shepherds Charles Capper: Cherry Ripe Charles Capper: Bid Me Discourse Guido Gialdini: La Petite Tonkinoise Guido Gialdini: La Mattchiche Edward Lynton: Students' Revels Charles Capper: Il Bacio Miss F Berens: Jewel Song from Faust Bert Marsden: Whistling Coster Boy Sybil Fagan: April Sighs Ronald Gourlay: The Birdseed Polka Edward Avis: The Nightingale's Trill Pryor's Band : The Whistler and His Dog Ronald Gourlay: A Woodland Romance Fred Lowery: William Tell Overture Fred Lowery: Whispering Ronnie Ronalde: In a Monastery Garden Ronnie Ronalde: The Happy Whistler