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Thread #148569   Message #3450761
Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Dec-12 - 09:39 PM
Thread Name: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Subject: RE: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Steve Gardham: I was not aware of Bransby Williams. Thanks for bringing him to my attention. The "Make Em Laugh" website has the text of about 30 of his monologues, as well as some biographical information.

YouTube has two recordings of Bransby Williams performing DEVIL MAY CARE; this one (Columbia 2560) has musical accompaniment and this one does not.

I listened to several other recordings by him, and none of them had musical accompaniment.

Your suggestion reminded me of another performer famous for this genre: Stanley Holloway. All of these recordings by him are available on Spotify. I listened to each one of them enough to make sure it was in the correct style.

'Alt! Who Goes Theer?
Albert and His Savings
Albert and the 'Eadsman
Albert Comes Back
Albert Evacuated
Brahn Boots
Careless Talk
Gunner Joe
Many Happy Returns
Marksman Sam
My Missus
Old Sam's Christmas Pudding
Old Sam's Party
One Each Apiece All Round
Recumbent Posture
Sam Drummed Out
Sam Small at Westminster
Some Goes to It
The Food Demonstration
The Jubilee Sov'rin
The Lion and Albert
Thre Ha'pence a Foot
Upp'ards