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Musical Monologues

Alan Day 26 Jul 10 - 05:02 AM
Jack Campin 26 Jul 10 - 07:14 AM
Alan Day 26 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM
Alan Day 26 Jul 10 - 08:29 AM
The Fooles Troupe 26 Jul 10 - 10:40 AM
Alan Day 27 Jul 10 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Gareth Vaughan 25 Aug 10 - 05:02 PM
Alan Day 26 Aug 10 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Terry Gilder 24 Oct 10 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Richard Lehman 04 Jan 11 - 07:53 AM
Alan Day 04 Jan 11 - 02:59 PM
Gurney 05 Jan 11 - 02:14 AM
Alan Day 06 Feb 11 - 09:07 AM
Will Fly 06 Feb 11 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,nadia 09 Mar 11 - 10:18 AM
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Subject: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 05:02 AM

Many Years ago I was given a number of Musical Monologues
Recitations with Musical accompaniment Published by Reynolds and Co these were later purchased by EMI who did have a number of these in a filing cabinet in Camberwell SE London which I purchased. All Victorian or later. I was pleased to purchase another yesterday at an Antiques Fair which was written in 1921 "The Cinema Serial" performed by Bert Graham and written by Leonard Pounds. This one is published by Herman Darewski Music Publishing. Only a small number in this collection however.
These Monologues are very clever indeed some very funny, some very sad, some full of death and dying normally ending with a moral.
I wondered if anyone else was interested in this subject. Many years ago Jim Farr (Jim the Poet) and I used to perform these, We did Sidmouth for a couple of years.
Al


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:14 AM

These folks would be interested in what you've got:

http://monologues.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM

Thanks for the link Jack, there are many I have that they haven't,
One thing I did find was the words to my childhood favourite "The Fishy Fishing Story" I have written a number of times on this site for the words and there they were on your link. Many thanks. A lot of the monologues they list are modern without the music. Stanley Holloway favourites for example ,the ones I have are much earlier ,but as I said some are listed.
Many thanks again
Al


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 08:29 AM

Just been reading The 11.69 Express by Robert Bagnall a very clever monologue and one in my collection. It is very funny but it needs reading or listening to very carefully. I have another of similar style called The Old Castle and it and the 11.69 is all a bunch of lies to make out the story teller is making it all up. It can easily cause offence if the listener is not concentrating, but very funny if they are.
There are some great monologues on this site ,I highly recommend it as an hour or two's enjoyment.
Al


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 10:40 AM

I always liked them - they were definite works of art of their time.


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 08:12 AM

Just in case you missed this


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: GUEST,Gareth Vaughan
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 05:02 PM

I would be very interested in purchasing photocopies of a number of musical monologues which I am trying to track down for an article I am writing and an illustrated lecture for a local music society, among them "Orange Blossom". At one time one could write to EMI and they would photocopy any of the Reynolds Musical Monolgues they had which were out of copyright for a very modest sum, but this service seems to have been discontinued.

Gareth Vaughan - gareth41@talktalk.net


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 11:51 AM

Gareth
I have sent you an Email ,but sadly just looked through my collection of over fifty "Musical Monologues" and Orange Blossom is not amongst them.
Al


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: GUEST,Terry Gilder
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 10:08 AM

Interested in the foregoing messages about the Musical Monlogues which were published by Reynolds ands Co. I performed one called Girls (according to a fourteeen year old boy) when I was about that age more than 50 years ago. It was written by Dorothy Turner with music by Erneet Longstaff. It is in a flimsy condition, but I would be glad to photocopy it for anyone, subject them paying £1 postage.
terrygilder@tiscali.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: GUEST,Richard Lehman
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 07:53 AM

I'm currently researching my family history and have some Musical Monologues in my possession that my Grandfather using to sing. He was called Charles Lehman and was part of a group called The Variety Four.

The (rather flimsy condition) monologues are:

The 11.69 Express
The Lounger
Thrilling Stories
Johnnie! Me and You!
The Street-Watchman's Story
Drummed Out
The Shooting of Dan McGrew

They are all from Reynolds & Co, 62a, Berners Street, London W1 costing 2s each.

I'd be pleased to copy them for anyone that wanted them.


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 02:59 PM

Hi Richard
I have a collection of these Monologues that includes the 11;69 Express
but non of the others you mention.
I would be very interested in a copy of them please.
I recently purchased a copy of "The Cinema Serial" but interestingly it was not a Reynolds but Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co.They are all very clever.
Al


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Gurney
Date: 05 Jan 11 - 02:14 AM

Alan, if I had them, I would send them to the site Jack Campin said. The guy who runs it is a sometimes Mudcatter and his site is a gem of a resource.

Plus, you only have to copy them once!


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 09:07 AM

Three monologues now posted on Utube
The old Stanley Holloway favourite
" My word you do look queer"
Two Victorian Monologues (Reynolds & Co
"The Old Castle"
"If You'll Pardon My Saying So"
Al

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHTjPwwLZ_M&feature=BF&list=ULfMwz


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Will Fly
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 10:22 AM

Nice stuff Alan - very nicely done!


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: GUEST,nadia
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 10:18 AM

hi i am looking for a monologue that i can use in school and i need it from a show any show but i need it for next monday 14 th march.So can you help me ????
i am waiting forr your reply
thank you
nadia


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Subject: RE: Musical Monologues
From: Alan Day
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 11:51 AM

Crikey Nadia that's a bit short notice.
I cannot think of a monologue that has been used in a show.
Firstly have a look at the Monologue site that has already been mentioned some really lovely ones there. The only one in my collection that could possibly be used starts like this
That Cat
Taffy was a Tom Cat ,Taffy was a thief
Taffy came to our house and stole a lump of beef
That put his number up, I swore right on the spot
Though cats have got nine lives, Id have the blooming lot.
So I sent him down to Suffolk, just to spend a long vacation
The climate was too hot for him and he died of Suffolk -ation

and onwards to 9 cats losing their lives

A cat lover could be upset however about the loss of so many cats


For those of you interested I have now added "The Taxi Drivers Story" to the collection of Monologues and Concertina music
Al


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