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Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway was an accomplished singer and actor, a disarmingly funny comedian, and a superb monologist. The son of a lawyer's clerk, he was born Stanley Augustus Holloway in London's East End on October 1, 1890. After working in the office of a fish market in Billingsgate, the lad began his performing career as "Master Stanley Holloway -- The Wonderful Boy Soprano." At the age of 17 he sang with a concert-party providing entertainment at East Coast seaside resorts. In 1913 he traveled to Milan, Italy, where he received voice training in preparation for a career in opera. Holloway served in the infantry during the First World War, spending four years in the Connaught Rangers ("The Devil's Own"). Although an estimated 2,500 members of this regiment were slain during the Great War, Holloway survived and immediately began singing and acting in London's music halls and theaters, performing at the Winter Garden as Captain Wentworth in Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse's Kissing Time in 1919, and as Rene in A Night Out in 1920.

Holloway made his motion picture debut in 1921, appearing in a silent movie engagingly entitled The Rotters. That same year, working in collaboration with fellow singing comedian Leslie Henson, Holloway helped to form a London-based touring musical revue called the Co-Optimists. This troupe would virtually reinvent itself every year through 1929, and they were filmed in 1930. Holloway established himself as a BBC radio personality in 1923 and developed his solo act throughout the 1920s while continuing his involvement with the musical theater. He was cast as Bill Smith in the London production of Vincent Youmans' musical comedy Hit the Deck (1927), in Song of the Sea (1928), and in Coo-ee (1929). He began recording his monologues for the phonograph market in the early '30s. Peopled with colorful "North Country" characters named Albert, Sam Small, and the Ramsbottoms, these remarkable recitations were couched in rhyming stanzas carefully crafted by George Marriott Edgar, Greatrex Newman, Robert Patrick Weston, and Bert Lee, and also by Holloway himself, who occasionally sang the verses rather than declaiming them.

Holloway participated in a number of stage revues during the 1930s. These included The Savoy Follies (1932), Three Sisters (1934), Here We Are Again (1935), All Wave (1936), London Rhapsody (1938), Up and Doing (1940), and Fine and Dandy (1942). He showed up in a steady stream of British movies including Sing as We Go (1934); Squibs (1935); The Vicar of Bray (1936); a film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara (1941); Champagne Charlie, The Way Ahead, and This Happy Breed (1944); Caesar and Cleopatra, Brief Encounter, and The Way to the Stars (1945); Meet Me at Dawn (1946); Nicholas Nickelby (1947); and Another Shore, The Winslow Boy, and Hamlet, wherein he played the Gravedigger opposite Sir Lawrence Olivier (1948). He appeared in the films The Perfect Woman and Passport to Pimlico (1949); The Magic Box and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951); The Titfield Thunderbolt and The Beggars Opera (1952); Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953); An Alligator Named Daisy (1955); No Tree in the Street and Hello, London (1959); and No Love for Johnnie (1961). On-stage in New York he played Bottom in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and personified Alfred P. Doolittle in both the stage (1956, 1958) and screen (1964) versions of My Fair Lady.

In 1957 Holloway made some of his all-time funniest and best recordings in the company of Beatrice Lillie and Cyril Ritchard (Nonsense Verse of Carroll and Lear, Cadmon Literary Series LP TC 1078). His dramatic readings of "The Pig-Tale" from Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno and Edward Lear's heart-rending existential opus The Dong with the Luminous Nose were unparalleled triumphs of theatrical timing, artful delivery, and seasoned wit. In 1960 Stanley Holloway became an officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and toured as a solo act under the billing Laughs and Other Events. In 1962 he was cast as an English butler in the U.S. television sitcom Our Man Higgins, while 1964 found him on-stage in Philadelphia in Cool Off!, a Faustian spoof. Wiv a Little Bit o Luck: The Life Story of Stanley Holloway as told to Dick Richards was published in 1967 and reprinted in 1981. Holloway toured Asia and Australia in 1977 with The Pleasure of His Company, a Noël Coward tribute show, gave a Royal Command Performance in 1980, and died at the age of 91 in a nursing home in Littlehampton (Sussex) England on January 30, 1982. ~ arwulf arwulf
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Essential Collection

Disc 1

1. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

3. The Lion And Albert

4. Three Ha'pence A Foot

5. Gunner Joe

7. The Return Of Albert

8. The Beefeater

9. Beat The Retreat On Thy Drum

12. Yorkshire Pudden!

13. Sam's Medal

14. Jonah And The Grampus

15. Sam's Sturgeon

16. Uppards

17. The Recumbent Posture

18. Sam Goes To It

19. Brahn Boots

Disc 2

1. Albert And The 'Eadsman

2. One Each Apiece All Round

3. The Future Mrs 'Awkins

4. Sam Drummed Out

5. Many Happy Returns

6. Marksman Sam

7. The Jubilee Sov'rin

8. The Negro Preacher

9. Old Sam's Christmas Pudding

10. The Parson Of Puddle

11. Old Sam's Party

12. Albert Evacuated

13. Guarding The Gasworks

14. Careless Talk

15. Albert And His Savings

16. How Long Hast Thou Been Grave Maker?

17. My Missus

18. With A Little Bit Of Luck

19. Get Me To The Church On Time

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Track List: Lion & Albert

1. The Lion And Albert

2. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

3. The Beefeater

4. Three Ha'pence A Foot

7. The Runcorn Ferry

8. The Parson Of Puddle

9. Gunner Joe

10. Old Sam: Beat The Retreat On Thy Drum

11. Old Sam: One Each Apiece All Round

12. The 'ole In The Ark

13. The Recumbent Posture

14. Marksman Sam

15. Sam Drummed Out

16. My Missus

17. Brahn Boots

18. Yorkshire Pudden

19. The Return Of Albert

20. Keep Smiling

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Track List: Old Sam & Young Albert

1. The Lion And Albert

2. Old Sam: Pick Oop Tha' Musket

3. Three Ha'pence A Foot

4. Albert Comes Back

5. Old Sam: One Each Apiece All 'round

6. The Beefeater

7. Old Sam: Beat The Retreat On Thy Drum

8. Jubilee Sovereign

9. The 'ole In The Ark

10. Yorkshire Pudding

11. Sam's Medal

12. Albert And The 'eadsman

13. Marksman Sam

14. Brown Boots

15. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

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Track List: Monologues And Songs 1

Disc 1

1. The Lion And Albert

2. Lily Of Laguna

3. My Missus

4. Albert And The 'eadsman

5. Any Old Iron

6. I Thowt Mebbe I Would And I Did

7. A Bachelor Gay

8. The Return Of Albert

9. What Care I

10. While Strolling In The Park

11. The 'ole In The Ark

12. My Old Dutch

13. Brahn Boots

14. Many Happy Returns

15. Sometimes I'm Happy

16. Marksman Sam

17. The Honeysuckle And The Bee

18. Three Ha'pence A Foot

20. Join The Navy

Disc 2

1. Old Sam (Sam, Pick Oop Tha' Musket)

2. Down At The Old Bull And Bush

3. Sam Drummed Out

4. If I Should Plant A Tiny Seed Of Love

5. Jubilee Sov'rin

6. Where Did You Get That Hat?

7. One Each Apiece All Round

8. If You Were The Only Girl In The World

9. The Galloping Major

10. Sam's Party Pt. 1

11. Sam's Party Pt. 2

12. Gunner Joe

14. Guarding The Gasworks

15. Two Lovely Black Eyes

16. Albert Evacuated

17. 'alt! Who Goes Theer?

18. Sam Goes To It

19. Careless Talk

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Track List: At His Very Best

1. My Missus

2. Albert And The 'eadsman

3. The Lion And Albert

4. I Thowt Mebbe I Would, And I Did

5. Albert Comes Back

6. What Care I

7. The 'ole In The Ark

8. Brahn Boots

9. Pick Up That Musket

10. Jubilee Sovereign

11. Sam Drummed Out

12. One-Each-A-Piece All Round

13. Marksman Sam

14. Gunner Joe

15. Albert Evacuated

16. No Lika The War

17. Sam's Party - Part One

18. Sam's Party - Part Two

19. Guarding The Gasworks

20. Sam's Christmas Pudding

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Track List: Pick Oop Tha Musket

1. Sam, Pick Oop Tha' Musket

3. Marksman Sam

4. Sam's Medal

5. Sam Small At Westminster

6. Up'ards

7. Three Ha'pence A Foot

8. The 'ole In The Ark

9. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

10. The Lion And Albert

11. Song Of The Sea

12. The Beefeater

13. Many Happy Returns

14. Gunner Joe

16. One Each Apiece All Round

17. Sam Small's Party

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Track List: His Greatest Performances

1. The Lion And Albert

2. Albert Comes Back

3. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

4. Pick Up Tha Musket

5. Marksman Sam

6. The Beefeater

7. Albert And The 'Eadsman

8. Jubilee Sovereign

9. Runcorn Ferry

10. Albert Evacuated

11. Three Ha'pence A Foot

12. One Each Apiece All Round

13. 'Alt! Who Goes There?

14. Beat The Retreat On Thy Drum

15. Sam's Medal

16. Sam's Sturgeon

17. Sam Drummed Out

18. Brahn Boots

19. Hand In Hand

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Track List: Penny On The Drum

1. The Lion And Albert

2. Hi De Hi

3. Join The Navy

4. Albert And The 'eadsman

5. Old Sam's Party

6. Penny On The Drum

7. Marksman Sam

8. Pick Up Tha' Musket

9. Sam Drummed Out

10. Three Ha'pence A Foot

11. Jubilee Sovereign

12. One Each Apiece All Round

13. Many Happy Returns

14. The Beefeater

15. Hand In Hand

16. Gunner Joe

17. Yorkshire Pudding

18. Song Of The Sea

19. Albert Comes Back

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Track List: The Best Of Stanley Holloway

1. One Each Apiece All Round

2. Pick Up Tha' Musket

3. Marksman Sam

4. Sam Drummed Out

5. Old Sam's Party

6. Penny On The Drum

7. Yorkshire Pudding

8. Gunner Joe

9. The Beefeater

10. Albert And The 'eadsman

11. The Lion And Albert

12. Albert Comes Back

13. Jubilee Sovereign

14. Many Happy Returns

15. Three Ha'pence A Foot

16. Song Of The Sea

17. Hand In Hand

18. Hi De Hi

19. Brahn Boots

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