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Musical Memories of Growing Up in Melbourne

Barry Humphries's early musical memories include Fred Astaire, Flanagan and Allen, the Comedian Harmonists, Joseph Schmidt, Harry Roy and Judy Garland.

Barry Humphries presents a selection of his musical memories and aims to transport listeners to a bygone era with vintage recordings by artists, who made their names during the age of the wireless. As a little boy growing up in far-off Melbourne during the 1930s and 40s, Barry was captivated by the sounds and music emanating from his parents' wireless set. During childhood illnesses, Barry's mother placed the radio set in his bedroom and little Barry was so entranced by the music that he tried to make whooping cough, measles and mumps last as long as possible. Barry's early musical memories include Fred Astaire, Flanagan and Allen, The Comedian Harmonists, Joseph Schmidt, Harry Roy and Judy Garland among others.

57 minutes

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Mon 12 Sep 2016 22:00

Music Played

  • Jack Hylton

    H'lo Baby

    • BILARM MUSIC.
    • BAC 11.
  • George Gershwin

    THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

    Music Arranger: N/A. Performer: Fred Astaire.
    • TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES.
    • 821-5582.
  • Sam Browne

    BERLIN OR BUST

    Music Arranger: N/A.
    • Chrome Dreams, Buzzola.
    • RZCS 013, BZCD 013.
  • Flanagan and Allen

    The Umbrella Man

    • EMPRESS.
    • RAJCD-832.
  • EUGENE HAYES AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Harold Arlen & Judy Garland

    OVER THE RAINBOW

    • LIVING ERA.
    • CD AJA 5603.
  • HUPFIELD

    AS TIME GOES BY

    Music Arranger: N/A. Performer: Rudy Vallée.
    • BILARM.
    • BAC 11.
  • Mischa Spoliansky

    HEUTE NACHT ODER NIE

    Performer: Comedian Harmonists.
    • BILARM MUSIC.
    • BAC 11.
  • Comedian Harmonists

    THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

    • BILARM MUSIC.
    • BAC 11.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    NESSUN DORMA

    Performer: Joseph Schmidt.
    • INTENSE MEDIA/MCPS.
    • 232782.
  • Joseph Schmidt

    A STAR FALLS FROM HEAVEN

    • INTENSE MEDIA/MCPS.
    • 232782.
  • Coward

    DON'T LETS BE BEASTLY TO THE GERMANS

    Music Arranger: N/A. Performer: Noël Coward.
    • PAST PERFECT.
    • PPCD-78136.
  • Vera Lynn

    When the Lights Go On Again

    • Tunecode.
    • -.
  • Harry Roy & His Band

    Hey Little Hen

    • REGAL/ZONOPHONE.
    • MR 3496.
  • STONE, LEW & HIS BAND/SAM BROWNE, VOCAL

    We'll meet again

    • DECCA.
    • F-7294.
  • Mischa Spoliansky

    The Idol of Paris - music for the film

    Performer: Mischa Spoliansky.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • D.X. 1458.
  • Dorothy Carless & GERALDO

    A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE

    Music Arranger: Buddy Bregman.
    • BILARM MUSIC.
    • BAC 11.
  • Peter Dawson

    GLORIOUS DEVON

    • HIS MASTERS VOICE.
    • 7EG 8093.
  • GERT & DAISY

    AT THE COURT OF GOOD QUEEN BESS

    Music Arranger: N/A.
    • FAST FORWARD.
    • FFCD013.
  • Marriott Edgar

    THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

    Performer: Marriott Edgar.
    • FAST FORWARD.
    • FFCD012.
  • Fred Astaire & Ray Noble

    A FOGGY DAY

    Music Arranger: N/A.
    • Past Perfect.
    • PPCD-78115.
  • Randolph Sutton

    OR ANYTHING ELSE I'VE GOT

    • ASV/LIVING ERA.
    • AJA 5030.
  • Lionel Bart

    FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

    Music Arranger: JOHN GREEN. Performer: ORIGINAL CAST.
    • DERAM.
    • DERAM-820590-2.
  • BART

    THAT'S YOUR FUNERAL

    Music Arranger: n/a. Performer: Barry Humphries.
    • DERAM.
    • 820-590 2.
  • COOK, PETER AND DUDLEY MOORE

    GOODBYEEE

    Music Arranger: N/A.
    • DECCA.
    • F-12158.

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