Once in a Lifetime: The Collection
Together with Music
Charles Aznavour

Vocal » Music Hall

Most popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Music Hall derives from the quintessentially British performers who combined pop standards and vaudevillian comedy numbers. It is characterized by kitschy dramatics, sing-along choruses, horns, tinkling pianos, and either stomping beats or smooth crooning. In a sense they were variety shows in music and theater. A number of different musical pieces were performed for the music hall including ballads, select operatic arias, minstrel acts, comic turns, and monologues. Although recordings exist from the pre-WWI era, few performers became recording stars, except for latter-day inheritors such as Stanley Holloway or Noel Coward (and, much later, Anthony Newley). During the '60s, the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Small Faces were some of the first bands to incorporate this style of British music into rock & roll, followed quickly by the whimsical psychedelia of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd and early David Bowie. Throughout the next three decades of rock & roll history, a number of British artists dabbled in this tradition, from pub rockers like Ian Dury to ska revivalists like Madness and Britpoppers like Blur.

Music Hall Artists Highlights

Noël Coward
Noël Coward
Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour

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Music Hall Album Highlights

Once in a Lifetime: The Collection
Anthony Newley
Once in a Lifetime: The ...
Together with Music
Noël Coward
Together with Music
Aznavour Live: Palais des Congres 97/98
Charles Aznavour
Aznavour Live: Palais des ...
Noel Coward at Las Vegas
Noël Coward
Noel Coward at Las Vegas
The Revues
Noël Coward
The Revues
Mad About the Boy
Noël Coward
Mad About the Boy

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Music Hall Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
What Kind of Fool Am I? Anthony Newley
His Excellency Regrets Noël Coward
I'm Going Back Home Nina Simone
London Pride Noël Coward
Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans
Carlton Hayes & His Orchestra / Noël Coward / Peter Matz / Robb Stewart
Rain on the Roof Al Bowlly / Roy Fox & His Band
This Is a Night for Lovers Noël Coward
Mrs. Worthington Noël Coward & Orchestra
Louisa Noël Coward

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