Tuesday, January 5, 2010

By Jingo It's British Rubbish


This unusual and very amusing CD features the well matched Alberts, Temperance Seven, and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. The song, "Ukelele Lady" stars Peter Sellers. Whereas some of the music is American, The Alberts proclaim, "it may be rubbish, but at least it's English rubbish". Songs are mainly from the 1920s. "On her doorstep last night" also appears on the Music of the 20th Century CD performed there by Jack Payne and his Band (1929). The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band started their career in offbeat trad jazz before branching off into areas of rock, blues, and the just plain wonderfully weird for weird's sake. "You're driving me crazy was a 1960's number one for the Temperance Seven.

1. Morse code melody - Alberts
2. Sahara - Temperance Seven
3. Ali Baba's camel - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
4. Everybody loves my baby - Temperance Seven
5. On her doorstep last night - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
6. Hard hearted Hannah - Temperance Seven
7. Sleepy valley - Alberts
8. Jazz delicious hot disgusting cold - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
9. Vo do do de o blues - Temperance Seven
10. I'm going to bring a watermelon - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
11. To my girl tonight - Milligan, Spike & The Massed Alberts
12. You gotta go now - Milligan, Spike & The Massed Alberts
13. You're driving me crazy - Temperance
14. Dr Jazz - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
15. Pasadena - Temperance Seven
16. By a waterfall - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
17. Kaiser drag - Temperance Seven
18. My brother makes noises for - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
19. Talkies - Sellers, Peter & The Temperance Seven
20. Ukelele lady - Sellers, Peter & The Temperance Seven
21. Blaze away - Alberts
22. Running wild - Temperance Seven
23. Jollity farm - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
24. Thanks for the melody - Temperance Seven
25. Laughing blues - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
26. TCP (That certain party) - Temperance Seven
27. Hunting tigers out in Indiah - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
28. Goodbye dolly gray - Alberts


marram62 said...


foivosloxias said...

Thank you!

DJ PIGG said...

OMG, my mum used to bang on and on about the Temperance Seven because she delighted in the fact that there were nine of them ("one over the eight" is, apparently, old peoples' slang for being really drunk!)

Many thanks!

Outa_Spaceman Being: 53 said...

Thanks for this post and that link in the comments.

I've got a sneaking suspicion The Alberts did some of the incidental music in the Goon Show.
The bits I'm thinking of are played in as FX/Grams and usually feature a 'badly' played piano.

O.S.M. B:53

The word verification is HADARK :-)

Herr Döktor said...

Y'know Dave, we do keep bumping into each other...

PS: Thanks for the upload!