Song of the Week: Stanley Kirkby, You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside (1912)

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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 […]

Song(s) of the Week: Gus Elen and Charles Coborn

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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 […]