English Country Garden: Jimmie Rogers

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Oh My

    This song was omnipresent on “Children’s Favorites” on a Saturday morning on the BBC Light Program. The presenter was the (now discredited) Uncle Mac. I haven’t heard this song in bizonkersyears but was quite easily able to sing along.

    What next ? Ronnie Hilton’s “Windmill in Old Amsterdam” ?

    Terrific pick today Kat, love it

    • im6 Says:

      Pandering again 😉

      • Hedley Says:

        Austin, I love a good pander, who doesn’t ; but how would Kat know about Uncle Mac and children’s favorites ? – and please don’t tell me that I mentioned it in a post in February 2007

      • im6 Says:

        I love how you can take a joke 😉

      • Hedley Says:

        Well at least I didn’t suggest that Bettie Didler did a better version from her stupid mermaid wheelchair show, which I saw and was singly not funny. Hang on let my fire up that wings song…NOT

        of course I knew Slade’s singer was Noddy Holder – the name was intended to be rude,wasnt necessary, Slade were pretty awful. Now if you want to discuss “Sweet” and their “Ballroom Blitz” I am ready to go 🙂

      • im6 Says:

        Like I say, I love how you can take a joke.

      • Hedley Says:

        on a slightly different note im6, have you ventured in to “Made in California” ?

      • im6 Says:

        Re: Made in California

        Through some diligent searching, I’ve been able to listen to or sample most of that big box and it has to be one of the most UNessential gatherings of recordings ever. Since this is their 3rd or 4th such assemblages, there are really no new undiscovered gems and the rest are new mixes of old stuff, live recordings (which I generally hate by anyone, with a few exceptions), and then a random sampling of songs throughout the years. Thankfully, the late 70s/early 80s stuff is pretty much ignored (and justifiably so). Very disappointing. Money grab. But they’re not grabbing mine!

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        How in the heck would I know, as MDH has noted. This comes from a comment my friend made. Her garden is so beautiful it has been part of the garden tour in my town. She told me I had a lovely English country garden in the front, and I was totally complimented. So there!!

      • im6 Says:

        Oh no! You can’t take a joke either? What am I to do?

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I have once played Windmill in Old Amsterdam. I know it must still be in my files. I will have to hunt it down!

      You are very welcome, MDH!!

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I certainly can take a joke, and I do admit, at times, to pandering to the two of you. I just wanted to make sure you knew this wasn’t one of my pandering moments!!

        Can’t take a joke!1 Hummmmph!!

      • im6 Says:

        I knew you weren’t pandering, but you have to admit, it was tailor-made for Hedley.

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I do admit it. That thought did cross through my mind when I chose that song!

      • im6 Says:

        The people rest their case, your honor.

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        At least I am honest about it!

      • im6 Says:

        That you are, Kat, that you are. Not that there was ever any question.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat and im6

        The interesting thing to me about this musical post, is that I have been hung up about “Children’s Favorites” which was very much part of our Saturday mornings, especially if we were on our way to Bognor Regis in the car. The host, Uncle Mac, a veteran of the Somme was held in high esteem which has recently been disintegrated.

        The BBC were very reluctantly adding The Beatles to the playlist usually the last song of the program. The pirates had not yet set sail, but they would.

        You could guaranty, English Country Garden, Tulips from Amsterdam, Windmill, The Laughing Policeman – you get the picture.

        I was genuinely chuffed that Kat slid into home with this one, I haven’t heard it in for ever and happily sang along as I slugged down my sandwich and yogurt. She never fails to surprise and delight (and she posts good music)

      • im6 Says:

        That she does, Hedley, that she does.

      • katry Says:

        Thank you, im6!

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I have a very nice rendition of Tulips from Amsterdam saved somewhere. I’ll have to do some digging. I loved that song when i first heard it!

        Thank you for the kind words!!

      • Hedley Says:

        If its Tulips from Amsterdam it has to be……MAX BYGRAVES !

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        Max is indeed the singer!

      • Birgit Says:

        May I add some Bavarian Tulips from Amsterdam for Hedley?
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaueD8aSGeM

      • katry Says:

        Birgit,
        Of course you may!

      • Hedley Says:

        Max had a hugely successful series of records called “Singalongamax” which were exactly what you would think, and sustained his career as a variety artist

        “I wanna tell you a story” would say Max, and he did for many many years

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit – I loved it, wonderful xoxoxoxo

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I thought Max had a great voice for the song, which I thought a bit quirky. I also liked it!

  2. im6 Says:

    As long as we’re all over the map today, I thought this might be as good a place and time as any to comment on Last Tango In Halifax. After my initial (slight) disappointment, I’m now enjoying it (have now seen 4 episodes). It’s still not the best thing I’ve ever seen and I still have some quibbles with it, but it has become more entertaining as the other characters have been fleshed out a bit. Interestingly enough, the two main characters are the ones I care least about! It’s the two daughters whose stories I find the most compelling. The older couple are almost comic relief, but perhaps that will change as the show winds down. All that being said, it’s still much better than a lot of things on American TV right now. I hope Hedley will keep us apprised of anything else of note we might need to keep on our radar (until the next season of Downton Abbey!).

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I had enjoyed it from the first.

      I agree about the daughters being complex characters. This last show gave them even more dimension. I do like the old couple and find him enchanting and very sweet. She wears on me a bit.

      I had my sister watch this program and she too likes it, and I get someone with whom to discuss it.

    • Hedley Says:

      Austin, Downton is rolling in the old country and is getting huge reviews. I am not reading any detail for fear of spoilers and am prepped at amazon.co.uk to ship it as soon as I can, which is mid November.

      I am very pleased that you are enjoying Halifax. The show is generous to all the characters notwithstanding their individual foibles. The second series is in production


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