[78-L] BBC Radio Goon Shows

Alan Bunting alanbuntinguk at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 24 04:48:21 PDT 2012

All of the BBC Goon Show re-issues contain the Geldray and Ellington musical items although, most frustratingly, they are not identified on the last dozen or so collections.  I have looked in vain for a listing of them on the various Goon Show WEB sites with no success.
However, the few shows that were licensed and re-issued by EMI (originally on LP and still available on CD) had not only the Geldray and Ellington items edited but also most of the incidental music (performed by Wally Stott and his Orchestra - the BBC Big Band had nothing whatsoever to do with the Goon Show - it didn't even exist when they were recorded.)
Alan Bunting

>On 24/06/12 09:49, RUSSELL BARNES wrote:
>> Hellow,
>> Re The BBC issue on CD of the Goon Shows : Is it true the very good musical interludes with Max Geldray and the BBC Big Band have been edited out.
>> RB
>> _______________________________________________
>They aren't edited out when they are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra. I 
>don't rate Geldray very much--a lot of his solos consisted of quotes. 
>Ray Ellington Quartet is fine. Are his contribution left in?
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