A first video from our 21st May concert at the Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid: “Riding on Top of the Car”, first performed and recorded by George Lashwood, 1905.
I’m not sure of the date of composition of this fabulous song written and composed by Charles Ridgewell and George A. Stevens, though Mark Sheridan’s original version pre-dates Stanley Kirkby’s recording by at least (I think) a couple of years. Anyhow, posted here as Song of the Week simply because María did such a brilliantly […]
Since I missed a ‘Song of the Week’ last week when I was busy with other things, I think you deserve a double treat this week! In the course of yesterday’s event at East Sheen Library I was sidelined into talking briefly about Music Hall and early cinema. I mentioned that brothers Alfred and Reginald […]
A very enjoyable presentation yesterday at East Sheen Library, Richmond, of The Edwardian Kitchen. I realise we’ve now so much material, both musical and historical, that we cannot possibly pack it into the space of an hour … or two … or three. We had a very engaged and appreciative audience, and enquiries about our […]
I guess the place we have to start this week is with a 1932 cartoon. I’ve been an ardent fan of Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons since I discovered them as a schoolboy in the 1960s (there’d been a Popeye cartoon on the television at around 5:50pm each weekday in the mid-60s, if my memory […]