v/a - OH! IT'S A LOVELY WAR v.1: Songs and Sketches of the Great War 1914-18

CD41
(CD41-001: 5019148628637)



The first of four volumes in our acclaimed archive series Oh! It's A Lovely War, this CD album and digital download runs for 74 minutes and features some of the best known period songs from the First World War. The recordings are mainly British and include patriotic songs, marches, descriptive sketches and actuality material. Recording dates are given below. All selections have been sympathetically remastered using CEDAR technology, while the booklet features detailed historical and recording notes by historian James Hayward. Now running to four volumes, the Oh! It's a Lovely War series is a must for all military and social historians as well as collectors of vintage song, music hall and comedy recordings.

1. IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY John McCormack (1914)
2. PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES Murray Johnson (1916)
3. GOOD BYE-EE Courtland & Jeffries (1918)
4. OH! IT'S A LOVELY WAR Courtland & Jeffries(1918)
5. HERE WE ARE AGAIN!!! F. Wheeler (1915)
6. MEDLEY: WARTIME SONGS OF 1914 *1 male ensemble (1920s)
7. MEDLEY: WARTIME SONGS OF 1914 *2 male ensemble (1920s)
8. KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING John McCormack (1917)
9. ON THE MARCH Sgt Edward Dwyer VC (1915) monologue
10. IN THE TRENCHES Sgt Edward Dwyer VC (1915) monologue
11. IN THE TRENCHES descriptive sketch record (1917)
12. THE ESTAMINET 'Some of the Boys' (1920s) descriptive sketch record
13. THE ATTACK 'Some of the Boys' (1920s) descriptive sketch record
14. TOMMY'S FAGS Leo & Hesse (1916) comic sketch
15. 'ER BLOKE, VC Leo & Hesse (1916) comic sketch
16. GAS SHELLS BOMBARDMENT 'British troops advancing on Lille' (1918) actuality recording
17. UNITED FORCES MARCH Metropolitan Military Band (1914)
18. YOUR KING AND COUNTRY WANT YOU Helen Clarke (1914)
19. IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD Violet Lorraine & George Robey (1916)
20. BOYS IN KHAKI, BOYS IN BLUE F. Wheeler (1914)
21. NOW YOU'VE GOT THE KHAKI ON Marie Lloyd (1916)
22. HAVE YOU NEWS OF MY BOY, JACK? Louise Kirkby-Lunn (1917)
23. ROSES OF PICARDY Ernest Pike (1917)
24. THE GRAND PEACE RECORD military band (1918)

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