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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Elaine Paige on Sunday Reply with quote

I spent a happy two hours in the garden persevering with my lengthy weeding/clearance project while listening to Barbara Windsor sitting in for EP.

I enjoyed the programme so much and sangalong to several songs, from Flash Bang Wallop (Tommy Steele in original London cast recording of Half a A Sixpence), via Me and My Girl (Robert Lindsay/Emma Thompson), Matchmaker Matchmaker from Fiddler, Presley, Garland, Gene Kelly, Cliff, Sinatra, even some old time music hall with Marie Lloyd (Barbara's granddad's favourite!) and a live recording of Leonard Sachs chairing BBC-TV's the Good Old Days.

And also that great song from Mack & Mabel “Tap Your Troubles Away” sung by Tommy Tune at a charity performance of the show (I have the CD of that performance which was introduced by - of course - David Jacobs).

I though Barbara did a good job and I had the impression that much, if not all, of the music was her own choice. She was able to contribute a lot of info based on her own long experience and knowledge of the world of musicals and she talked interestingly of her friendship with Lionel Bart.

I think I heard at the end of the programme that she would be back for a couple more shows before EP's return.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, she was much better than I thought she was going to be. A very acceptable stand-in.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A welcome relief from the dreaded EP, the one person on R2 I cannot abide it isn't the show I like the choice of music etc. it's her voice and well her Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't hear the show Eileen, but after that list of great tunes I think I'm gonna have to listen on the I Player, thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to listen again as we were away. Heard most of last week's and there were some superb tracks on it.

I didn't think she would be very good but she wasn't bad at all.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Black sat in yesterday. Missed most of it so have just listened on iPlayer.

Well worth a listen!

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Helen I thoroughly enjoyed it whilst continuing my labours in the back garden.

I thought of you when Don played Gordon Macrae & cast singing Oklahoma! I hadn't acknowledged your post of a week or two ago when you said that you were once introduced to GM. Lucky you!

The Oklahoma! soundtrack was the very first LP I ever bought. BTW there's an interesting story of how Oklahoma! was given its exclamation mark when it was first produced in New York. It was told by wonderful Helene Hanff (she of 84 Charing Cross Road fame) when she was a lowly assistant in the publicity office of the Theatre Guild.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back Barbara Windsor! I very much enjoyed listening to Don Black for a couple of weeks but am delighted to hear BW again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Eileen

Some good songs today!

I'll have to look up the explanation about Okahoma! I remember watching Elaine Stritch in 84 Charing Cross Road many years ago now.

Digressing a little but don't know if you saw either of the Easy Listening Shows that were on BBC4 a few weeks back? during the documentary someone mentioned Lenny Dee in connection with 'easy listening', he was the guy whose supper club we were in when I met Gordon Macrae! I checked him out on Wikipedia and it turned out he was far more famous than I ever gave him credit for, and had appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. It also gave the name of his club that I'd long since forgotten!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Helen.

I recorded the Easy Listening programmes but haven't got round to watching yet. Must watch soon in case they get deleted in error.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen, here's some info about Oklahoma!

"In 1942 Helene Hanff found a job as a press agent to Joe Heidt of the Theatre Guild. There was one show which was doing badly in the provinces, a musical called Away We Go. A talent scout working for the critic Walter Winchell saw it in New Haven and sent a telegram to him which read: "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance!" Helene Hanff's job was to type and copy the 10,000 press releases needed for the show. Twenty-four hours before the show was due to arrive in New York, the title was changed to Yessirree, and she had to type the press releases again. The producers were still not happy and before the opening night they told Helene Hanff to copy the releases a third time. The name they finally chose was Oklahoma!"

From my memory of reading her book, she and another typist had to add the exclamation mark by hand to the final press releases. I must get a copy of that book.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Eileen.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a heads up to say Elaine in interviewing John Wilson on today's show if anyone is interested.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Helen I'd heard about that already so I made a point of stopping everything I was doing so I could listen and concentrate. I am a huge fan of John Wilson and admire him tremendously.

It was a fascinating interview and covered a lot of ground. He always has something interesting to say and ... well I could go on at length.

Lovely talented chap and not even forty yet. He's done so much already in his life up till now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it too, and as you say a good interview. I've not heard him very much and a lot I didn't know. There was also a good piece in the Sunday Times Culture section.

Looking forward to the Prom next week. Think I'll record the sound from Radio 3.

Did you stock up on cassettes?

H

PS I wonder who is going to sit in while Elaine Paige is on Broadway?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must try to get hold of that Sunday Times piece Helen.

And yes I have plenty of cassettes from when I cleaned out the local Argos of all their stock during the summer! I really must try to get to grips with a better way of recording from the radio. Did you hear Paul O'Grady today and his amazement that people still use them? Oh dear.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did hear him Eileen!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking forward to the Prom next week. Think I'll record the sound from Radio 3.


It's on BBC2 TV on 3rd September
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info Graham. I look forward to that. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a good long article about John Wilson and the Prom in next week's Radio Times which arrived today.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll look at the article...I heard the interview on Sunday...missed the Doris Day feature on Michael Ball though Sad

And I hear there is a longer interview soon in a special programme in a fe weeks...

Not really my fault I had some things to sort out, a problem I didn't even know that we had but finally today I hope the CAB has solved it.

At least I should catch the Prom Very Happy

I'm so happy that people like John Wilson are around and so enthusiastic.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Wilson is certainly the man of the moment and it's good to see him getting so much coverage.

I'll probably record the Prom Concert being screened next Saturday and watch it at a later date.

There was some talk that his light music concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in June was being recorded for later TV showing. Does anyone have any info re this?

Ian.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian: Here's a post of mine from What Other Radio ... ?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:08 pm Post subject: Radio 3 Light Music

Helen it has just been announced that tonight's concert has been recorded for showing on BBC4 around Christmas so that's something to look forward to.
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