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Thread #2952   Message #48395
Posted By: Steve Parkes
07-Dec-98 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
Subject: A A Milne - sung by ...
I've been looking at a thread with dire examples of graphics & formatting gone mad - but I won't dwell on that.

Joe Offer started it off by asking who made the 'nice' recording of 'Changing guard at Buckingham Palace'. The truly, really, definitively nice version for me was by Anne Stephens in the thirties. I haven't got it (if you have I'll give you money for it!!), but I used to have three discs - 12" 78s - in a set of 'Alice's adventures in Wonderland', with Arthur Askey et al. (If you're American, I don't expect this will mean a lot!) I only have one left now, as they don't bend very well. Anne was in Noel Coward's movie 'In which we serve', in which she played his daughter. And that's all I know about her; but she had a voice as clear as crystal that I could listen to all day ...

Steve