English Musical Nostalgia

Returning—as one does—to nostalgia: these videos take me back to my early teens and before.

Anthony Newley

Newley was hugely popular when I was a wee lad. One of my childhood memories is the sound of his voice—my mother was a big fan. I remember the soundtrack of Stop The World I Want To Get Off being frequently played. The first video (audio with a picture) is Newley singing Feelin’ Good,  which is one of the great songs (written by Newley with Leslie Bricusse). Do You Mind was a UK Number 1 in 1960.

Flanders & Swann

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann performed some wonderfully funny and clever comic songs and monologues/duologues in their shows At The Drop Of A Hat and At The Drop Of Another Hat. I might have supposed that F&S were completely passé, but clearly I would have been wrong as their Best of album is in the Amazon Top Ten for cabaret and comedy.