Friday, April 10, 2015

A Little Music Hall

I like to publish something a bit lighter on Friday and how I came across this I do not know, but from down at the Old Bull and Bush I give you this splendiferous clip. I don't recall ever hearing the piece and I found it very entertaining.


23 comments:

  1. When I was young the Old and Bush was a top rating television program in Australia and a theatre restaurant of the same style was a popular night out in Sydney.

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    1. Victor, I could deny knowing anything about the tv show and I would certainly never confess to having watched it.

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  2. Andrew, Iike it so you brightened my Thursday night it is 10.25p.m.

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    1. Pleased to hear that Gosia.

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  3. What a lovely bit! A pity we don't have something like this around now, I'd be sure to go!

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    1. Jac, I think the clip is from a movie about an old time music hall star. People were so easily entertained then.

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  4. It's Jessie Wallace who is well known here for her role in a popular soap opera. Her outgoing persona is perfect to play Marie Lloyd. Good fun, thanks!

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    1. Which soapie Craig? I may well have heard of it at least.

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    2. Eastenders - she plays brassy Kat Slater.

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    3. Wow, I didn't recognise her, Craig. Thanks for pointing that out.

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    4. Craig, it used to be on free to air tv here, but went to pay tv at some point, so we no longer watched it. I saw a couple of episodes when we were last in England and although I remembered the show fondly, it really isn't very good. Lou Beale was still alive when we used to watch it and Nick Cotton was a rather appealing bad boy.

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    5. We used to watch it as it had a certain edge to it way back then. But not any more. Now Emmerdale on the other hand - married hunks having secret gay affairs with bearded hunky car mechanics on the Yorkshire dales - delicious!

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    6. Good lord Craig, what would Mrs Whitehouse have made of that.

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  5. I went to the theatre restaurant a few years back as I remember I enjoyed it very much.
    Merle............

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    1. I've only been to one such place Merle, and it was good fun. There were a couple of famous people sitting near us too.

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  6. Oh my, heaven forbid...spoken/half sung, not my cuppa tea...

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    1. WA, opera more to your taste? For those of us who can't sing, spoken and half singing is the best we can do. Music hall style music can be such fun.

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    2. Opera Andrew...popular opera. My voice was trained for that, so that's what i sang or songs in that vein. Lost it now :) I'm extremely fussy with other artists.

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    3. Your high C has become a B flat?

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  7. Well that was interesting. I have vague memories of watching the bull and bush, but I can't recall exactly how long ago. I quite like music hall stuff like that. Entertainment without the swearing that seems so popular today.

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    1. River, I guess the early 1980s. Music Hall could be very risqué but never vulgar.

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