This is the second of two items on the origins of the Victorian Music Hall tradition. Adele and David talk to John Whitehorn and Maureen Macmillan at the Elmsdale Road studio. The discussion is illustrated with many complete songs and extracts and continues with some of the themes mentioned in Part 1.
A fascinating journey through the evolution of European and American working class life, music and traditions.
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Music Used in This Item
If Ever I Cease to Love ~ Kingsroe
Wait Till the Work Comes Round ~ Gus Elen
I Live in Trafalgar Square ~ Stanley Holloway
Christmas in Paradise ~ Mary Gautier
Homeless Man – UK – Jesus Blood Never Failed me Yet ~ recorded by Gavin Bryers
The Night I Appeared as Macbeth ~ Billy Merson (written by William Hargreaves)
End of My Old Cigar ~ Harry Champion
Coster Girl in Paris ~ Marie Lloyd
Oh You’ll Get On in England ~ Fred Murray/Charles Hilbury
He’s Only a Working Man ~ Lily Morris
Burlington Bertie ~ Ella Shields
He’s Moved In a Bigger House Now ~ Nat Travers
While London’s Fast Asleep ~ Roy Hudd