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A Society Clown: The Songs of George Grossmith

Grossmith: Classic Music Hall Songs

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2007

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Leon Berger


Selwyn Tillett



Venue:

St Marys Rectory, Beddington, Surrey



Engineer:

Chris Kimber



Record Label
Diversions

Genre:

Nostalgia


Vocal & Song

Total Time - 76:12
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A Society Clown: The Songs of George Grossmith

 

GEORGE GROSSMITH

Select Complete Single Disc for
     
1 

See me Dance the Polka

2:54
     
2 

He was a Careless Man

2:42
     
3 

The Bus Conductor's Song

2:10
     
4 

My Janet

3:43
     
5 

How I became an Actor

2:30
     
6 

The Lost Key

3:42
     
7 

The Mother and her Child were There!

2:12
     
8 

His Nose was on the Mantelpiece

2:37
     
9 

The French Verbs Song

2:01
     
10 

I am Not in the Vein, my Muse

3:42
     
11 

Oh Butcher, Oh Baker

1:54
     
12 

If you Value a Peaceable Life

2:38
     
13 

I'm Tired of the Moon, my Love and Myself

3:00
     
14 

Go on Talking - Don't mind Me

4:20
     
15 

I Don’t Mind Flies

3:41
     
16 

The Baby on the Shore

3:45
     
17 

I'm his Daisy

3:12
     
18 

How I became a Detective

3:14
     
19 

My Lady Nature's Little Joke

3:12
     
20 

Tommy's First Love

3:30
     
21 

I Loved Her and I Left Her

4:47
     
22 

Your Honoured and Ancient Name

2:12
     
23 

The Happy old Days at Peckham

4:01
     
24 

See me Reverse

4:33
 Leon Berger
 Selwyn Tillett


George Grossmith was one of Britain’s top music hall artists at the turn of the 20th century, and also successfully toured the American vaudeville theatres.  His comic songs (some written in collaboration with W S Gilbert) range widely in style and many came from shows and revues which enjoyed great success. He was also the creator of several roles in the Savoy Operas.The best-selling novel "Diary of a Nobody" , written by "GG" together with his brother Weedon, is still in print. Sadly he never recorded himself, but Leon Berger and Selwyn Tillett, acknowledged authorities on Grossmith and his music, have re-created them wonderfully in period style.

Produced in association with the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
 

"Leon Berger’s clear delivery and even clearer diction do well for these songs, while Selwyn Tillett is a sympathetic accompanist. The booklet is nicely presented and the CD, which is well recorded and affords generous measure, is generally very recommendable"

Phil Scowcroft

British Music Society Journal

"This interesting disc gathers his most famous songs. It’s unfortunate that Grossmith never made any recordings (although enough of his contemporaries have so that we have a good idea of what his style would have been like, even if we are deprived of what was certainly a unique genius). But this is a genre that has many admirers who will undoubtedly be grateful for this unusual release"

James Camner

Fanfare



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