Monday, 26 December 2016

Kenneth Williams in Season!


Here's another classic Carry On-tinged Christmas treat. The 1960s and 1970s saw many of our favourite comedy stars release some lighthearted novelty records. The likes of Joan Sims, Bernard Cribbins and Sid James all got in on the act. 

Kenneth was a regular recording artist, after all his vocal gifts were legendary and much sought after on the radio. He made several records capitalising on his classic BBC radio character voices from Round The Horne and the Hancock shows. One of my all time favourites is Rambling Syd Rumpo - some of his nonsense songs crack me up no matter how often I listen to them.

This recording, "Kenneth Williams In Season" sees Kenneth take on four classic Christmas songs, putting is unique comedic spin on them all! The tracks are 'Drop Your Portcullis' and 'Good Queen Wenceslas' on the A Side, and 'Twelve Switched-On Days of Christmas' and 'She Saw Three Ships' on the B Side. The final track is sung by Judie Bryan, with Kenneth doing his bitching and moaning about someone taking over his record!

I've never heard this record before - thank heavens for the internet! Anyway, I hope this recording and Kenneth's joyous vocal talents get you in the festive spirit!

Carry On Singing!

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