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Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs

Dina 16 Dec 04 - 01:54 PM
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Subject: Elsa Lancaster
From: Dina
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 01:54 PM

Many years ago, I heard a record by Elsa Lancaster that had on it such priceless ditties as "Faith, Hope and Charity" (Faith took to good works, Hope began to roam....but Charity began at home...." and "I may be fast, I may be loose, I may be easy to seduce...."
Can any one tell me where I can get a copy of it?
Dina


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 02:15 PM

It's available on CD: Elsa Lanchester (The Bride Of Frankenstein) Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs. Legacy International.
Check with Dick Greenhouse at Camsco. If he doesn't have it, he can get for you.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster
From: Acme
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 03:55 PM

I bet she'd be darned good at it--she was one talented actress (her role as one of Henry VIII's wives was a real hoot!)


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Abby Sale
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 06:50 PM

It's a nice record. Not really bawdy but pleasantly music-hall suggestive.

Ask Greenhouse for any record. I've got th LI catalog lying around somewhere, if needed.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 10:34 PM

It's GREENHAUS dammit. and I do carry the CD in question, along with anything else currently in print.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Mudlark
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:57 PM

Her version of Linda, and Her Londonderry Aire, is still my favorite. This album is a great stocking stuffer.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Abby Sale
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 02:21 PM

Mr Grunhaus, I do apologize. I'll never make that (particular) misteak again.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 05:18 PM

That's it. I'm giving up on pre-Christmas Sales.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 08:47 PM

And it's LANCHESTER, dammit.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 09:01 PM

Thank you, Rick Greenhouse!


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 09:29 PM

Sorry Mick. Greenhorse it is! Hell! I am sending you business. Is that not good enough?
Love,
SINS


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: GUEST,Viera Wax Works
Date: 09 Jan 05 - 09:34 PM

I have this LP. The cover is in VG+ condition. The sleeve is original. The disc is in NM-(Near Mint-) condition. The label is Tradition No. 2065, in stereo. There are 12 songs, 6 each side. If you deceid to purchase this album my e-mail address is: olakin@bellsouth.net


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: DonMeixner
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 01:00 AM

I can't imagine what life must be like for Dik to have so often a mispelled in not mispronounced name

Don


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 10:27 PM

Indeed it is Elsa Lanchester, not Lancaster. Here is the track list for SINGS BAWDY COCKNEY SONGS: (A link shows where we have the lyrics or at least a quote from them.)

1. Fiji Fanny
2. At the Drive In
3. Please Sell No More Drink to My Father
4. When a Lady Has a Piazza
5. Linda and Her Londonderry Air
6. If You Peek in My Gazebo
7. Catalog Woman
8. Rat Catcher's Daughter
9. Never Go Walking Without Your Hat Pin
10. The Husband's Clock
11. Lola's Saucepan
12. The Yashmak Song
13. Faith, Hope and Charity
14. Little Fred
15. I'm Glad to See Your Back
16. My New York Slip
17. The Janitor's Boy
18. The Ruined Maid
19. Mrs. Badger-Butts


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lancaster - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: GUEST,kevinszilber2gmail.com
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 04:39 PM

I once heard Elsa Lancaster sing a beautiful song about being a mail order bride. It was an excerpt from a tv show. Got any information about this song. Thanks so much.Kevin


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 06:21 PM

I'll have to see about getting the CD.

I have the LP (and I think I never got around to transferring it to cassette tape). I remember the song (one of my favorites) as "When a Lady Has a Veranda", but I'm sure I'm misremembering "Piazza".

Linn


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 08:05 PM

Yup! I heard the record a couple of decades ago. A friend of mine had it. Funny stuff, nothing really all that raunchy, but some pretty racy innuendo. All in the mind of the beholder. You might not want to play it for the church social....

Elsa Lanchester was married to Charles Laughton. That must have been a snicker and a hoot!

But I'd say that her first date with Boris didn't go real well....

CLICKY.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Jul 14 - 04:31 AM

I remember a story about her coming in one day and finding Laughton in flagrante with one of his boyfriends on the sofa. She made him sell the sofa.

interestingly when Richard Slade was putting his project together on murder ballads and , gallows broadsheets......quite early on I came upon Elsa's version of Mrs Dyer, the Reading Baby Farmer.

interesting lady!


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Jul 14 - 04:37 PM

I have the LP (Elsa Lanchester: Bawdy Cockney Songs, Everest 2065). Of the songs listed by Jim Dixon for the CD, it has Nos. 1-11 but none of the rest. On the other hand, it includes "If You Can't Get In the Corners", which I find decidedly snickerworthy. It is devoted to badmouthing vacuum cleaners, and contains the wonderful line "All you need is a bit of spit, your finger and a rag".

I posted a version of this yesterday, but it vanished.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: GUEST,Paul Slade
Date: 10 Jul 14 - 03:01 PM

Er, would that be me you're thinking of there, Al?

Richard Slade's my murderous relative from Nick Cave's The Kindness of Strangers.


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Jul 14 - 06:39 PM

The story has it that Charles Laughton and a few of his friends were arrested when the police raided an illegal poker game.

When the time came for the judge to sentence Laughton, he couldn't resist a bit of drama himself. For several minutes he berated Laughton, saying things like how he, as a prominent citizen that people looked up to, had a special obligation to set a good example for them. As the judge waxed eloquent, Laughton's head was bowed, but he was looking up at the judge, like a little boy being scolded.

". . . And so," the judge concluded his remarks, "What do you have to say for yourself?"

To which Laughton responded:

"Because Mary is pure, must I be denied my cakes and ale?"

Brilliant!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Elsa Lanchester - Sings Bawdy Cockney Songs
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 19 Jul 14 - 10:59 PM

PLEASE PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LISTINGS and CORRECTIONS. THANK YOU!
Best Wishes, Thomas.

ELSA LANCHESTER (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986)

RECORDINGS
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1926 COLUMBIA(E) 4125                                     10"-78rpm
A3776 Please Sell No More Drink to my Father
A3777 He Didn't Oughter (Riverside Nights)


1930 Columbia(E) DB81                                          78rpm
Don't Tell my Mother I'm living in Sin
Ladies Bar


PARLOPHONE(UK) PMC-7141 (EMI 062 04919)                        LP 19xx
GREAT MOVIE STARS of the Thirties
xx Don't Tell My Mother I'm Living in Sin

Monmouth-Evergreen MES/7031                                    LP 1971?
A NOSTALGIA TRIP TO THE STARS 1924-1937 Volume II
xx Don't Tell My Mother I'm Living in Sin

STANYAN SR 10055                                              LP 19xx
NOSTALGIA's GREATEST HITS Volume 1
xx Ladies Bar


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???? possibly broadcast recording, 1940's or 1950's      
CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THESE ?????

STAR-TONE ST-203                                              LP 197x
xx Baby It's Cold Outside - Charles Laughton/Elsa Lanchester


RADIO YESTERDAY                                              3-CS 1992
Pop Music Wartime Hit Parade
xx Spying is trying (Elsa Lanchester)


RADIO SPIRITS xx The Burns and Allen show                     CS 1999
EMI 539512       HOLLYWOOD STARS                              CD 2002
04 Charles Laughton as Santa (Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, George Burns, Gracie Allen)
CBS, Broadcast on 12-21-43 George Burns & Gracie Allen Show


many broadcast appearances have been issued on LP and Cassette.

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1957 SONGS FOR A SMOKE FILLED ROOM
ELSA LANCHESTER
Remarks by Charles Laughton
Piano accompaniment by Ray Henderson

HIFI Records R405                                     LP 1957
[High Fidelity Recordings, Inc. Hollywood, CA ]      
SPARTON(Canada) R 405                                      LP 1957
VOGUE(UK) VA 160126                                    LP 1958
TRADITION(Everest) TR 2065 BAWDY COCKNEY SONGS       LP       [phony stereo]
ESSENTIAL MEDIA                                        CD-r 2009
ESSENTIAL MEDIA                           CD-r/mp3 2013 "remastered"

A1 Never Go Walking Out Without Your Hat Pin
A2 If You Peek In My Gazebo
A3 Fiji Fanny
A4 When a Lady Has a Piazza
A5 The Ratcatchers Daughter
A6 At The Drive-in
B1 If you can't get in the corners
B2 the husband's clock
B3 please sell no more drink to my father (Victorian Temperance Song)
B4 Linda and her Londonderry air
B5 Catalogue Woman
B6 Lola's Saucepan


1958 SONGS FOR A SHUTTERED PARLOR
ELSA LANCHESTER
remarks by Charles Laughton
Ray Henderson, piano

HIFI Records (Hollywood CA) R406                     LP 1958
HIFI(Australia) R406                                  LP
VOGUE(UK) Vogue VA 160139                            LP 1959
TRADITION(Everest) TR 2091 MORE BAWDY COCKNEY SONGS LP phony
                                                          stereo]
ESSENTIAL MEDIA                               CD-r 2009
ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP UPC: 8 94231 2366 24    CD-r 10/24/2011
EssentialMedia                                 CD-r 2013 "remastered"

A1 I Didn't Know Where To Look
A2 The Yashmack Song
A3 It May Be Life
A4 Faith, Hope and Charity
A5 Little Fred
A6 I'm Glad To See Your Back
B1 My New York Slip
B2 The Janitor's Boy
B3 The Ruined Maid
B4 Mrs. Badger Butts
B5 Melinda Maime
B6 She was Poor, But She was Honest


195x ELSA LANCHESTER SINGS
HiFi EPR-405x45                         7"-45rpm ep ps
•I Didn't Know Where To Look
• It May Be Life
• Figi Fanny
• Catalogue Woman


LEGACY INTERNATIONAL CD 363                  CD 1992, CD-r/mp3 2009
ELSA LANCHESTER (The Bride of Frankenstein) SINGS BAWDY COCKNEY SONGS

1. Fiji Fanny                            3:53
2. At the Drive In                        3:49
3. Please Sell No More Drink To My Father 3:36
4. When A Lady Has A Piazza               3:54
5. Linda and Her Londonderry Air          2:43
6. If You Peek In My Gazebo               3:52
7. Catalog Woman                         4:25
8. Rat Catcher's Daughter                2:38
9. Never Go Walking Without Your Hat Pin 2:11
10. The Husband's Clock                   2:56
11. Lola's Saucepan                        3:01
12. The Yashmak Song                      3:47
13. Faith, Hope And Charity                2:54
14. Little Fred                            3:42
15. I'm Glad To See Your Back             4:24
16. My New York Slip                      2:12
17. The Janitor's Boy                      3:42
18. The Ruined Maid                        2:27
19. Mrs. Badger-Butts                      4:00



NOTE: some reissues OMIT Charles Laughton's remarks.


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1960 COCKNEY LONDON                      VERVE MGV 15015    LP
Songs by Elsa Lanchester
Censored by CHARLES LAUGHTON
With: RAY HENDERSON & DON DOLLARHIDE, piano.

Side 1
[Introduction]
Our Three Penny Hop
When the Summer Comes Again
Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back
He Didn't Oughter
[Introduction]
Burlington Bertie from Bow
[Introduction]
Put My Little Shoes Away
He Danced the Fandango All Over the Place
Side 2
[Introduction]
At My Time of Life
When I Came to This House
Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay
[Introduction]
Mrs. Dyer, The Baby Farmer
The Old Kent Road
[Introduction]
Won't You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender
[Introduction]
The Fire Ship.



196x ELSA LANCHESTER HERSELF - An Intimate Musical Revue
                                              VERVE V-15024 LP gf
Elsa Lanchester
Censored by Charles Laugton
with Ray Henderson & Don DOllarhide at the two pianos.
Side 1
Overture
Won't you buy my sweet blooming lavender?
Charity
Cockney London
Bits and pieces
Our three penny hop
Night club days
The ballad of Sister Anne
I may be fast
Cat's meat
Lola
Side 2
I'm glad to see you're back
Dancing days and stinkbombs
Freedom and all that
Un bon mouvement
The boatmen's dance
H.R.H. and N.Y.C.
Catalogue woman
When a lady has a piazza
Finale.


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WINDYRIDGE VAR63    ELSA LANCHESTER Cockney London       CD-r 20xx

from HMV CLP 1417 recorded 1959
1 Your baby 'As gorn down the Plug 'Ole;
2 Our Three Penny Hop;
3 When the Summer comes again;
4 And her Golden Hair was hanging down her back;
5 He didn't oughter;
6 introduction
7 Burlington Bertie from Bow;
8 introduction
9 Put my Little Shoes away;
10 He danced the Fandango all over the Place;
11 introduction
12 I aven't told 'Im not up to now;
13 When the Old Dun Cow caught fire;
14 At my Time of Life;
14 When I came into this House;
16 Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay;
17 introduction
18 Mrs Dyer, The Baby Farmer;
19 Knocked 'em in the Old Kent Road;
20 introduction
21 Won't you Buy my Sweet Blooming Lavender;
22 introduction
23 The Fire Ship;

Verve V 15004 1960
24 Cat's Meat;

Vogue VA 160126 1958
25 Linda and her Londonderry Air;
26 Never go walking without your Hat Pin;
27 The Husband's Clock;
28 The Ratcatcher's Daughter;

Vogue VA 160139 1958
29 Mrs Badger-Butts;
30 Little Fred;
31 She was poor but she was honest;
32 The Ruined Maid;

Vogue VA 160126 1958
33 Sell No More Drink to My Father;

Columbia(E) DB81 1930
34 Don't Tell my Mother I'm living in Sin;
35 Ladies Bar;


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Elsa Lanchester appears on various other recordings - soundtracks of her films, theater work, and other work.

A sampling:

1962, June 14, CBS-TV       COLUMBIA ML 5757/MS 6357                LP 1962
                            SONY Classical SM2K 46300             2-CD 1991
STRAVINSKY: The Flood
Lawrence Harvey, narrator
Sebastian Cabot, John Reardon , Robert Oliver, Paul Tripp, Richard Robinson
Elsa Lanchester,
Columbia Symphony and Chorus


1964 MARY POPPINS                               VISTA SWDL 4026    LP

1969 ME, NATALIE soundtrack                      COLUMBIA OS 3350   LP

1975 TURNBOUT-A Satirical Revue                  PELICAN 142       LP
Dorothy Neumann, Elsa Lanchester, Bill BUck, Rah Hoffman, Forman Brown, Harry Burnett

197x BRECHT IN HOLLYWOOD                         PACIFICA RADIO ARCHIVES 2-CS 1980
David Ossman; Elsa Lanchester; John Houseman;
Documentary of the life of Bertolt Brecht during 1941-1947 when he worked in Hollywood. Included are interviews with Martha Feutchwanger, Elsa Lanchester, and John Houseman and testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee which investigated Brecht.




her extensive FILM work (1926-1980) is documented on the internet movie database (IMDB.COM)


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