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They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2

ChrisJBrady 27 Jun 12 - 08:26 AM
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Subject: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 27 Jun 12 - 08:26 AM

Friday Night Is Music Night - "They Played the 'Alls"

I am urgently trying to find a copy of this programme. Please does anyone have it. Many thanks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jghlv

Hot foot from accompanying the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney at the Diamond Jubilee last Monday - the BBC Concert Orchestra are back on regular duty for this week's "Friday Night is Music Night". Tonight they are joined by special guests Barbara Windsor, Anita Harris, Roy Hudd and Mark Walsh to celebrate the golden days of variety and the music hall.

The British music hall heyday was from 1850 to the end of the First World War - the amusements included: song, comedy; dance, magic, animal acts; hypnotists, contortionists; fire eaters, siffleurs(whistlers) and funambulists(tightrope walkers).

Tonight's show is presented by Barbara Windsor. Anita Harris pays tribute to a performer who started life as Matilda Alice Powles and ended life as Lady de Frece - wife of Sir Walter de Frece, MP for Ashton Under Lyme and later for Blackpool. She was one of the top paid music hall artists of her day - her act was as a male impersonator and her stage name was Vesta Tilley. Anita recalls 3 of Vesta's songs - "Burlington Bertie"; "Following in Father's Footsteps" and "After the Ball".

Roy Hudd - an authority and devotee of the traditions of the music hall - pays tribute to a number of his heroes including Harry Champion ("The End of Me Old Cigar"), Morny Cush ("I Live in Trafalgar Square") and Will Fyffe. Fyffe is best known for his composition "I Belong to Glasgow" - though in fact he was born and raised in Dundee! The story goes that Fyffe was inspired to write the lyrics when he met a drunk on Glasgow Central Station. "Do you belong to Glasgow" Fyffe asked. "No" the inebriate replied "Glasgow Belongs to Me". As a character actor Fyffe was sought after on both sides of the Atlantic and tonight Roy recalls one of Fyffe's great comedy monologues - "The Scot's Man's Lament".

Mark Walsh is a young man whose act includes tributes to Max Miller; Billy 'Uke' Scott, Frankie Howerd and George Formby. A ukulele virtuoso he performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra in " Leaning on a Lamp Post" and "Limehouse Blues Medley".

The BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Mike Dixon perform Luigini's "Egyptian Ballet" as used by sand dancers Wilson, Keppel and Betty; Johann Strauss II's "Memories of Covent Garden" incorporating a host of music hall songs and "Roses of Picardy" perhaps as you have never heard it before - performed on the musical saw.

The evening is brought to a close by Barbara and Anita as they lead the audience in two songs made famous by Matilda Alice Victoria Wood - better known as Marie Lloyd, "The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery" and "My Old Man Said Follow the Van". Lloyd was queen of the 'double entendre'. She was once refused entry to the United States on the grounds of her racy stage lines. When confronted by a journalist about her act being a bit "blue" she told him "They don't pay their sixpences and shillings at a music hall to hear the Salvation Army".

During tonight's interval - Joe Haddow takes a trip to two of the UKs most prestigious musical halls to discover what is on offer for a 21st century audience. International chart sensation, Gotye, talks about his love for Wilton's Music Hall in London and Joe takes a tour of The Leeds City Varieties. Plus fellow Radio 2 presenter, Paul O'Grady, tells Joe about his fond memories of "The Good Old Days".

Friday Night is Music Night - "They Played the Halls" was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London.


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 05:05 AM

Does anyone want to hear this amazing programme?


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 05:24 AM

Re Marie Lloyd ~~ any truth in the story that a management wouldn't let her sing a song called "She squats among the cabbages and peas", but said it would be OK when she offered to change it to "She sits among the cauliflowers and leeks".

Bit of drift: odd coincidence ~ I hadn't heard, or thought of, the word 'siffleur'(OP para 3) for years; but this very morning The Times records in its Birthdays column "Ronnie Ronalde, siffleur, 80".

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 06:11 AM

MUSIC PLAYED

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Friday Night Is Music Night
(Williams)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Theatreland
(Stracey)

Anita Harris — Burlington Bertie Medley
(Hargreaves/Rogers/Harris) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Can Can (Orpheus In The Underworld)
(Offenbach)

Roy Hudd — The End of My Old Cigar
(Weston/Worton) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

Mark Walsh (Ukulele) — Mary From The Dairy & Limehouse Blues
(Various) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Egyptian Ballet – 1st Mvt Allegro Non Troppo (Luigini)

Roy Hudd — I Live In Trafalgar Square
(Murphy) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Memories of Covent Garden
(J Strauss)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Sunday Night At The London Palladium (Rogers)

Roy Hudd — Monologue – The Scotsman's Lament
(Kitty & Kennedy Allen) (Ft. Ian Smith on piano)

Roy Hudd — 'Arry 'Arry 'Arry
(Le Brunn) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

Anita Harris — Mad About The Boy
(Coward) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Nola
(Arndt)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Roses of Picardy
(Wood) (Ft. Richard Watson on musical saw)

Anita Harris — Someone To Watch Over Me
(Gerswhin) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Limelight
(Chaplin)

Mark Walsh (Ukulele) — You Can't Have Everything & Leaning On A Lamp-post
(Various) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

Roy Hudd — It's A Great Big Shame
(LeBrunn) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

Barbara Windsor, Anita Harris & Ensemble — Marie Lloyd Medley
(Leigh) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon)

BBC Concert Orchestra/Mike Dixon — Friday Night Is Music Night
(Williams)


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: Tootler
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 06:42 AM

No longer available to listen again.

Well outside the seven day period programmes are normally available to listen again.


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 08:24 AM

Try TheBox.bz


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 12 - 09:08 AM

http://www.mediafire.com/?cs4lzmji4yzi6s6


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe (sans cookie)
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 12:23 AM

Thank you, uploader.

Many years ago I taped, illegally on a spool to spool, a series of BBC radio programmes produced(?) by Roy Hudd on music hall performers; had to be late 1960s or early 1970s. Don't suppose any one has these and can make them available somehow...somewhere....
Thanks in Aunty-cipation!


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 05:57 AM

Well I enjoyed that, albeit, the lovely Anita was outside her vocal range in some songs, and Barbara Windsor was like a parody of Barbara Windsor.
Whatever, I was singing along with most of the songs.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 05:49 PM

Subject: RE: They Played the 'alls - BBC Radio 2
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe (sans cookie) - PM
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 12:23 AM

Thank you, uploader.

Many years ago I taped, illegally on a spool to spool, a series of BBC radio programmes produced(?) by Roy Hudd on music hall performers; had to be late 1960s or early 1970s. Don't suppose any one has these and can make them available somehow...somewhere....
Thanks in Aunty-cipation!


These progs were called 'Turns' - I have two of them. PM me.


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