«There are a great number of boys employed in the various workshops on the island, and the diversions of these young gentlemen have a decided tendency to the boisterous, and lean slightly to the predatory. They are great in the […]
A close contemporary–and friend–of Charles Dickens, caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank (1792–1878) is also generally credited, in collaboration with his brother Robert Cruikshank (1789–1856), with the compilation of the three-volume songbook The Universal Songster; or, Museum of Mirth. The title […]
Thanks to a post in the wonderful Jane Austen’s London blog (see reference at the bottom of this page), yes, we now have a copy of Slang: A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, Or Bon-ton, […]
1951 is a little outside our usual time frame, but as we at Radio Days are now reading and researching around the London pleasure gardens and their saloon theatres out of which, in the early middle years of the 19th […]
Back down in my home town of Portsmouth earlier this week, I was remembering the folk clubs where I used to hang out in the late 60s and very early 70s. The thought came to me (and it’s so obvious […]
María today passed on to me the URL to Music Memory (http://www.musicmemory.org), a US-based project to preserve historical and traditional American and international musical sound recordings for posterity: Music Memory’s mission is to preserve audio recordings for present and future generations. […]
Off to sunny Spain for a well-deserved 10 day break from work. I’ve meanwhile rebuilt the Radio Days front end (http://radiodays.eu); and will be moving ‘Music Will Win The War’ there when I get back.