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Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us: A Pre History of the Bonzos


Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 2 x LP
Quantity: 1000
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


180-gram vinyl. Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 worldwide. Irreverent and anarchic, the Bonzo Dog Band were one of Britain's best-loved 1960s groups. But their eccentric brand of musical humor was not without precedent; they drew much inspiration from so-called "novelty foxtrot" records of the 1930s, which they lovingly learned from 78rpm discs. This compilation presents the original recordings of all such songs that they recorded and performed live. Painstakingly remastered, it comes with detailed notes, rare images, and an introduction from the great "Legs" Larry Smith, core Bonzo Dog Band member. Includes tracks by Leslie Sarony, The BBC Dance Orchestra, The Savoy Havana Band, Jack Hylton & His Orchestra, Percival Mackey & His Band, The Rhythmic Troubadours, Hal Swain & His Band, Albert Whelan, Jack Hylton's Jazz Band, Whispering Jack Smith, Noël Coward, Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon, Jack Payne & His Dance Orchestra, Jay Wilbur & His Band, Billy Cotton & His Band, The Continental Five, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, Ray Starita & His Ambassadors, Jay Whidden & His Band, Roy Leslie, Jack Hodges the Raspberry King, and Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians.

A1. Leslie Sarony - Jollity Farm A2. The BBC Dance Orchestra - Mickey's Son and Daughter A3. The Savoy Havana Band - I'm Gonna Bring a Watermelon to My Girl Tonight A4. Jack Hylton & His Orchestra - Button Up Your Overcoat A5. Percival Mackey & His Band - On Her Doorstep Last Night A6. The Rhythmic Troubadours - Ali Baba's Camel A7. Jack Hylton & His Orchestra - By a Waterfall B1. Hal Swain & His Band - Hunting Tigers Out in India (Yah) B2. Albert Whelan - My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies B3. Jack Hylton's Jazz Band - Laughing Waltz B4. Whispering Jack Smith - All by Yourself in the Moonlight B5. Noel Coward - A Room with a View B6. Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon - Little Sir Echo B7. Jack Payne & His Dance Orchestra - Make Yourself a Happiness Pie C1. Jay Wilbur & His Band - We'll All Go Riding on a Rainbow C2. Billy Cotton & His Band – Skirts C3. The Continental Five - The Sheik of Araby C4. Jack Hylton & His Orchestra - Bell Bottom Trousers C5. Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers - Dr. Jazz Stomp C6. Ray Starita & His Ambassadors - The Flies Crawled Up the Window D1. Jay Whidden & His Band - I Lift Up My Finger and I Say 'Tweet Tweet' D2. The Savoy Havana Band - Masculine Women! Feminine Men! D3. Leslie Sarony - Misery Farm D4. Roy Leslie - Omar Khayyam's Cave D5. Jack Hodges the Raspberry King - Everything Is Fresh Today D6. The Savoy Havana Band - Last Night on the Back Porch D7. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - I Love to Bumpity Bump (On a Bumpy Road with You)