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Listen to the Banned

Various Artists Audio Cassette
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (June 28, 1994)
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • ASIN: B00008EPH9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,483,296 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I've Gone and Lost My Little Yo-Yo
2. With My Little Ukulele in My Hand
3. A Guy What Takes His Time
4. She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter, But...
5. Nellie the Nudist Queen
6. My Private Affair
7. What's It?
8. He Hadn't Up 'Til Yesterday
9. Winnie the Worm
10. I'm a Bear in a Lady's Boudoir
11. Everyone's Got Sex Appeal for Someone
12. All Poshed Up With My Daisies in My Hand
13. Pu-Leeze! Mister Hemingway!
14. Let's All Be Fairies
15. I'm Going to Give It to Mary With Love
16. The Physician
17. No Wonder She's a Blushing Bride
18. Flora McDonald
19. Or Anything Else I've Got!
20. And So Does He

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a hoot !!! November 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Listen To The Banned: 20 Risqué Songs Of The 20s and 30s offers quite a collection of shameless tunes from the 1920s and the 1930s. These songs were banned from being broadcast by the BBC; however in retrospect they are actually rather humorous. The playful and romantic nature of these songs also makes them timeless not simply because they are funny and amusing but also because romance and $exuality are universal human experiences.

The CD boasts many songs with great musical arrangements and strong performances. I especially like Sophie Tucker singing "He Hadn't Up Till Yesterday;" Cliff Edwards' "I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir" and "I'm Going To Give It To Mary With Love" as well as Ross and Sargent performing "Nellie, The Nudi$t Queen." Excellent!

There are more daring songs on this CD that would rattle some people even today. The Durium Dance Band performs "Let's All Be Fairie$;" "I've Gone And Lost My Yo-Yo" by Billy Cotton and his band and Randolph Sutton chuckles all the way through "Or Anything Else I've Got!"

The sound reproduction from the 78s is rather good although of course there is some surface noise. Brian Rust contributes an essay in the liner notes about censorship in the 1920s and the 1930s. The cover art work design is by Phil Duffy at P. D. Graphics Ltd.

I enjoyed every minute of this CD! I recommend it for anyone who likes nostalgic pop vocals from the 1920s and the 1930s. These are not just silly songs by unknowns; in fact you will be especially pleased as Sophie Tucker, Gertrude Lawrence, Mae West and Cliff Edwards are all represented here. Get this CD and have fun listening over and over again!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious January 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like comedy, sex and jazz (and who doesn't?) this is a must-have album.

Gertrude Lawrence's rendition of "The Physician" is worth the cost of the disc, but "Nellie tne Nudist Queen" is also brilliant.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun May 14, 2007
By SK
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Songs from an almost-forgotten era of music. Lots of songs, better sound quality than I expected, and surprisingly "modern" lyrics. I'm really enjoying this CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BANNED MUSIC OF THE 20'S & 30'S November 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
SONGS you would NEVER expect to consider that racy, considering today's lyrics -- yet for the day, yes, racy and seductive, humorous and fun to listen to. Recommend you try it!
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