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Giving up the Goon Show

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I have realized that the 24 BBC Goon Show CDs that I have (96 complete radio programs), plus an additional CD/booklet on Spike Milligan and his career, are not really of much interest to children and grandchildren, lovely though they were to me in my youth—I listened regularly to rebroadcasts in the mid-to-late 60’s. Wonderful shows with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, and announcer Wallace Greenslade, and always with two musical interludes, the first by the fabulous jazz harmonicist Max Geldray and the second by the swinging Ray Ellington Quartet (both of whom would occasionally take parts in the skits), together with the BBC Band led by Wally Stott. So today I put them on Craigslist.

Time to move some stuff out of here. So you know why I like these so much, here’s one performance by Geldray from one show:

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And here’s an excellent article on Geldray.

Written by Leisureguy

11 July 2012 at 10:59 am

Posted in Humor, Jazz

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