Wednesday 4 September 2019

Two ancient novelty records

From 1922 - this was played every week on Children's Favourites throughout the nineteen sixties; never then or since have I been able to listen without... laughing.

The following is from shortly afterwards, sung in some kind of dense Sussex dialect; I have no real idea what he is saying or what it is all about - but a friend at university had a 78 rpm recording which we used to puzzle over... I'm sure it would have creased me as a youngster, had I heard it.

More about this strange recording, and its singer, HERE

1 comment:

dearieme said...

I remember The Laughing Policeman with great pleasure. It's as if the old bobby had been listening to The Navy Lark and Round the Horne.