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Flanders & Swann

Michael Flanders (1922-1975) and Donald Swann (1923-1994) were two of the finest British comedians of their day. Their medium was cabaret; Swann was a gifted pianist, composer, and linguist and Flanders a talented raconteur and lyricist with a sharp eye for satire. Meeting at school, Flanders and Swann first performed a revue together in 1940, although this was not the beginnings of their partnership; Flanders aspired to be an actor. During the second World War, Swann served in the ambulance corps and Flanders in the British Navy. Not long after the war, Flanders contracted polio and was confined to a wheelchair. In the early '50s, Flanders and Swann began writing together again, but mostly for other performers. In 1956, they presented their first revue of their own songs, At the Drop of a Hat. The revue first played at the New Lindsey Theatre in London, but soon moved to a larger theater (the Fortune), where it played continuously for two years until 1959. They took the Hat revue on tour after this to the Edinburgh Festival, 13 cities across the United States, and Canada, then on to Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. While the songs themselves remained by and large the same during the touring, Flanders would change his banter between songs to suit the location and to take into account any current events that could be addressed. A number of the Hat songs have become classics, but none more so than the immensely popular "Hippopotamus Song," whose chorus ("Mud, mud, glorious mud/Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood") is universally known, even if its origin isn't. In 1964, Flanders and Swann returned with a new revue, entitled At the Drop of Another Hat. As with the first Hat, the songs were tales of everyday English life, but included astute comments on current affairs of the day. As he had done in their first revue, Swann sang in languages other than English -- in Another Hat it was Russian, to add to his French and Greek songs on the first Hat. In 1966 and 1967, Flanders and Swann returned to the United States and Canada for another tour, and in 1967 Swann broke up the partnership. One more recording was produced; The Bestiary of Flanders and Swann. This was not a live recording, unlike the previous two, and while these songs were written by Flanders & Swann, many had already been performed by other people. After the breakup of the partnership, Flanders made use of his directing skills in stage plays, while Swann continued to compose and perform with a variety of partners. The strength of Flanders and Swann's music lay in a number of areas: Flanders' word play in his lyrics and his sharp wit and clever banter kept audiences' attention for hours, while Swann's music could borrow from the classics, light opera, jazz, or popular styles of the day, changing from one to the other in the blink of an eye. While much of their material was simply observational of middle-class English life, they also wrote a significant number of protest songs, whether they be about the closure of train lines ("Slow Train") or anti-war songs ("20 Tons of TNT"). Their protests were certainly much gentler than the folksingers of the day, but in many ways that has seen their music simply age much more gracefully. ~ Jonathan Lewis
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Selected Discography

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Track List: British Comedy - Diamond Jubilee Edition

1. Phoney Folk-Lore

2. Lolly Commercial

3. The Society Wedding Stakes

4. The Royal Box

5. My Boomerang Won't Come Back

6. Holiday Commercial

7. Stop Press

8. Drats

9. Football Results

11. Song Of The Australian Outlaw

12. Get It Right Corporal!

13. You Need Feet

14. Lovely Lunch

15. A Letter From Bill

16. Goodness Gracious Me

17. The Gnu Song

18. Green Grow My Nadgers Oh!

19. Ton Up Boy

20. Gossip Calypso

21. Mad Passionate Love

22. Impressions

23. Right Said Fred

24. I'm The Pest Of Budapest

27. We Can't Let You Broadcast That

29. Peaceful Street

30. Recumbent Posture

32. My Little Austin Seven

35. Maudie The Racehorse

37. London Transport Board

40. Upp'ards

41. On The Day That Chelsea Went And Won The Cup

43. She Was Poor, But She Was Honest

44. The Stately Homes Of England

45. Clothes

46. Ten Pahnds Dahn

49. Mrs. Worthington

52. Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans

55. Where Does Poor Pa Go In The Blackout?

56. King Canute

57. Trains

59. It's That Man Again

62. At The Court Of Good Queen Bess

64. The Biggest Aspidistra In The World

65. Who Is That Man (Who Looks Like Charlie Chaplin?)

67. Keeping A Stiff Upper

68. The Green Tie On The Little Yellow Dog

70. Play Up And Pay The Dame

72. What Does It Matter?

73. Percy The Prawn

74. Nell

75. The Food Demonstration

76. Is 'E An Aussie, Lizzie, Is 'E?

77. Pets

78. Mad Dogs And Englishmen

80. The Home Guard

81. The Proposal

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Track List: Classic Comedy Box

Disc 1

1. Get It Right Corporal

3. Hospital Food

4. One Leg Too Few

5. The Day That Gareth Was Dropped

6. Take A Pew

7. Porn Shop

8. The Hole In The Ground

9. Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

10. Lovely Lunch (From 'the Establishment')

11. Wormwood Scrubs Tango

12. I Spy

13. President Of America

14. Goodness Gracious Me

15. Hello My Darlings

16. Blackpool To Jamaica

17. The Yellow Rose Of Texas

Disc 2

2. I Am An Entertainer

3. Old Girls School Re-Union

4. Bangers And Mash

5. Bad Reviews

6. Bob Geldof

7. Famous Peoples Cars

8. Right Said Fred

9. Notice To Quit

10. The Horse Show

11. Jerry's System For Dating Girls

12. Cultural Attache

13. Stanislavsky

14. Sitting On The Bench

15. Edinburgh Festival

16. Ning Nang Nong

Disc 3

1. A Hard Day's Night

2. Television Programmes

3. Programme Not Broadcast

5. Royal Box

6. Me And My Shadow

7. Green Grow My Nadgers Oh!

8. Women Take Over

9. Happy To Be Here

10. Stop Press

12. A Date After The Show

13. Pheasant Pluckers Son

14. Financial Expert

15. A Tour Of 20th Century Fox

16. Going To The Broadcast

17. The Gnu Song

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Track List: Produced By George Martin - 50 Years In Recording

Disc 1

1. Pickin' A Chicken

8. Ae Fond Kiss

15. Portrait Of My Love

21. My Kind Of Girl

22. Hi-Flutin' Boogie

23. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine?)

24. Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O

26. Be My Girl

28. Sun Arise

29. You're Driving Me Crazy

Disc 2

1. The Q5 Piano Tune

2. Unchained Melody

4. A Transport Of Delight

5. Nellie The Elephant

6. Little Red Monkey

7. Goodness Gracious Me

8. The Wormwood Scrubs Tango

9. The Hippopotamus Song

10. Any Old Iron

11. The Hole In The Ground

13. All The Things You Are

14. The Horse Show

16. My Boomerang Won't Come Back

17. A Drop Of The Hard Stuff

20. I've Lost My Mummy

21. My Brother

24. Right Said Fred

25. Football Results

26. Jake The Peg

28. A Hard Day's Night

Disc 3

1. Please Please Me

2. How Do You Do It

3. Do You Want To Know A Secret

4. Hello Little Girl

5. I Want To Hold Your Hand

6. The Cruel Sea

8. Bad To Me

9. Anyone Who Had A Heart

10. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

11. I'll Keep You Satisfied

12. A Little Loving

13. Little Children

14. You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)

15. Yesterday

16. You'll Never Walk Alone

17. I (Who Have Nothing)

19. It's For You

20. It's You

21. Ferry Cross The Mersey

22. Can't Buy Me Love

23. I've Been Wrong Before

24. In My Life

25. Land Of 1000 Dances

26. Alfie

27. Michelle

28. Step Inside Love

29. She's Leaving Home

30. When I'm Sixty-Four

31. Time

Disc 4

14. No One Will Ever Know

18. From Russia With Love

20. Goldfinger

Disc 5

2. Icarus

5. Live And Let Die

6. Juniper Bear

8. Tin Man

9. Pinafore Days

11. Diamond Dust

12. Sister Golden Hair

15. Get Back

16. The Highwayman

18. World's Greatest Lover

Disc 6

1. Ebony And Ivory

2. Hymn

3. Say, Say, Say

4. Our Perfect Song

12. My Man's Gone Now

14. Summertime

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Track List: The Driving Instructor: 20 Comedy Classics

1. The Driving Instructor

2. Poisoning Pigeons

3. Fight Fiercely, Harvard

4. The Kid In The Well

5. Nursery School (George, Don't Do That...)

6. Max At The Met - Excerpt

7. Sunday Afternoon At Home

8. Phonetic Punctuation

9. Darktown Poker Club

10. Balham - Gateway To The South

11. Suddenly It's Folk Song

12. Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

13. A Transport Of Delight (London Omnibus)

14. The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud...)

15. Let's Do It (Birds & The Bees...)

16. Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans

17. Cocktails For Two

18. Laura

19. Hooray For Captain Spauding

20. The Lion And Albert

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jjwiley61
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ruth_mentley
George Martin is not Flanders and Swann. Where is F & S's At the drop of a Hat , London then New York City and presented by alexander h. cohen , on Angel Records, NYC, 1957 - 1958 ?
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Please, please, please Pandora add some F&S albums.

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