Songwriter, author, song collector, disc jockey, talent scout, and folk singer - these are just some of the many musical hats that the late Oscar Brand wore during a career that began in the 1940s and ended only with his death, at the age of 96, in 2016. During that long career, Oscar recorded prolifically - particularly in the 1950s and 1960s - when he cut almost 100 albums in total, including as many as ten volumes of the "Bawdy Songs" that make up this new 2CD set from Jasmine. These were incredibly popular and, for their time, incredibly risqué, full of the double entendre and frequent explicit language that you didn't hear in popular music of the day. In this collection you will hear the first four volumes complete, as originally released between approximately 1955 and 1958. If popularity dictates, there is more than enough repertoire for a second similar collection. The popular 1960s huge selling UK "Rugby Songs" albums were based entirely on Oscar's concept and included many of the same songs, incidentally. None of these albums have ever been issued on CD before, and all have been out of print on vinyl for decades. Their reappearance on Jasmine after many years of semi-obscurity will delight all who may have come across them in their youth, and - more importantly - restores to catalogue historically important material by one of America's true national treasures.
Songwriter, author, song collector, disc jockey, talent scout, and folk singer - these are just some of the many musical hats that the late Oscar Brand wore during a career that began in the 1940s and ended only with his death, at the age of 96, in 2016. During that long career, Oscar recorded prolifically - particularly in the 1950s and 1960s - when he cut almost 100 albums in total, including as many as ten volumes of the "Bawdy Songs" that make up this new 2CD set from Jasmine. These were incredibly popular and, for their time, incredibly risqué, full of the double entendre and frequent explicit language that you didn't hear in popular music of the day. In this collection you will hear the first four volumes complete, as originally released between approximately 1955 and 1958. If popularity dictates, there is more than enough repertoire for a second similar collection. The popular 1960s huge selling UK "Rugby Songs" albums were based entirely on Oscar's concept and included many of the same songs, incidentally. None of these albums have ever been issued on CD before, and all have been out of print on vinyl for decades. Their reappearance on Jasmine after many years of semi-obscurity will delight all who may have come across them in their youth, and - more importantly - restores to catalogue historically important material by one of America's true national treasures.
604988086829

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Format: CD
Label: JSMR
Rel. Date: 02/21/2020
UPC: 604988086829

Roll Your Leg Over: Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads 1955-1958
Artist: Oscar Brand
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Roll Your Leg Over (Version 1)
2. No Hips at All
3. One Eyed Reilly
4. Blow the Candle Out
5. Sam Hall
6. Limericks
7. The Chandler's Wife
8. Her Name Was Lil
9. Bell Bottom Trousers 1
10. The Sergeant 1
11. Old Joe Clark 1
12. Around Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1
13. Four Nights Drunk (A.K.A Our Goodman) 1
14. The Fireship (A.K.A. the Rakish Kind) 1
15. Rollin Down the Mountain 1
16. Zulaika 1
17. The Winnipeg Whore 1
18. Chris Colombo 1
19. Ball O'Yarn 2
20. Squire of Great Renown 2
21. A Gob Is a Slob 2
22. (More) Limericks 2
23. Erie Canal 2
24. Crusher Bailey 2
25. It's the Same the Whole World Over 2
26. The Hermit 2
27. The Foggy Foggy Dew 2
28. Derby Ram 2
29. Black Eyed Susie 3
30. Seven Old Ladies Locked in a Lavatory 3
31. We Go to College 3
32. The Jolly Tinker 3
33. Bella 3
34. Cats on the Rooftops 3
35. Humoresque 3
36. Ring Dang Doo 3
37. Roll Your Leg Over (Version 2) 3
38. Three Prominent Bastards 3
39. Red Wing 4
40. The Ball of Ballynoor 4
41. She'll Do It Again 4
42. Kafoozalem 4
43. The Bastard King of England 4
44. Cindy 4
45. Tom Bolynn 4
46. Plymouth Town 4
47. Two Maidens 4
48. Basket of Oysters 4
49. Green Grow the Rushes 5
50. The Cuckoo's Nest 5
51. Sweet Violets 5
52. How the Money Rolls in 5
53. I Used to Work in Chicago 5
54. The Old Sea Chest 5
55. The Wayward Boy 5
56. Don't Call Me 5
57. Roll Me Over in the Clover

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Songwriter, author, song collector, disc jockey, talent scout, and folk singer - these are just some of the many musical hats that the late Oscar Brand wore during a career that began in the 1940s and ended only with his death, at the age of 96, in 2016. During that long career, Oscar recorded prolifically - particularly in the 1950s and 1960s - when he cut almost 100 albums in total, including as many as ten volumes of the "Bawdy Songs" that make up this new 2CD set from Jasmine. These were incredibly popular and, for their time, incredibly risqué, full of the double entendre and frequent explicit language that you didn't hear in popular music of the day. In this collection you will hear the first four volumes complete, as originally released between approximately 1955 and 1958. If popularity dictates, there is more than enough repertoire for a second similar collection. The popular 1960s huge selling UK "Rugby Songs" albums were based entirely on Oscar's concept and included many of the same songs, incidentally. None of these albums have ever been issued on CD before, and all have been out of print on vinyl for decades. Their reappearance on Jasmine after many years of semi-obscurity will delight all who may have come across them in their youth, and - more importantly - restores to catalogue historically important material by one of America's true national treasures.


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