[78-L] Churchill's Secret Cabinet

DAVID BURNHAM burnhamd at rogers.com
Sat Jul 13 07:19:38 PDT 2013

Surely it's not going to go full circle and be revealed that Winston Churchill was named after Winnipeg!


> From: David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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>Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 9:09:34 AM
>Subject: Re: [78-L] Churchill's Secret Cabinet
>Oddly enough, that's the common link. I can never remember Norman Shelley's 
>name till I look up the Winnie The Pooh recording he made for Argo.
>On 7/13/2013 8:59 AM, Jeff Sultanof wrote:
>> Yes, when I saw Sterling Holloway, I was surprised. The voice of Winnie the
>> Pooh?
>> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 8:16 AM, David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>wrote:
>>> Er..Sterling (testicles never descended) Holloway? Try Norman Shelley.
>>> dl
>>> On 7/13/2013 2:31 AM, Sammy Jones wrote:
>>>> I believe Mike Biel is doing research on this very topic.
>>>>>  From what I remember, many think some of Churchill's wartime broadcasts
>>> are
>>>> thought to *possibly* be by Sterling Holloway because the PM couldn't
>>> make
>>>> it to the studio for the broadcast (no broadcats could originate from the
>>>> British House of Commons).
>>>> Here's an article I just found:
>>>> http://www.fpp.co.uk/bookchapters/WSC/Observer291000.html
>>>> It is important to remember that many of the audio clips from Churchill's
>>>> famous speeches that are floating around were made long after the fact by
>>>> Churchill for Decca, which may explain why they sound differently from
>>>> others recorded during the war.
>>>> I have several lacquer recordings of Churchill from BBC shortwave
>>> broadcats
>>>> made by an American radio station during the war.  Now I've got to dig
>>> them
>>>> out and listen again!
>>>> Sammy Jones
>>>> David Burnham wrote:
>>>>> I just listened to the complete broadcast and it was very interesting.
>>>>> ?They talk about there being a large number of Harry Lauder recordings
>>> but
>>>>> every example they played was from the single 12 inch disc, "Harry
>>> Lauder
>>>>> Medley". ?I wish they had identified the music they were playing
>>>>> throughout, it sounds like it may be from Vaughan-Williams but I
>>> couldn't
>>>>> recognize it. ?I have heard that most, if not all, of the recordings of
>>>>> Winston Churchill's speeches made during the war were in fact read by an
>>>>> actor and are not Churchill's voice at all. ?The recording from 1909
>>>>> sounds like a different voice than the recordings from 1941 but there's
>>> no
>>>>> mention of this in the text. ?I do agree that though there have been
>>> many
>>>>> great orators in the 20th century, he was perhaps the greatest.
>>>>> db?
>>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> From: Sammy Jones<sjones69 at bellsouth.net>
>>>>>> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>>>>>> Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 2:16:55 AM
>>>>>> Subject: [78-L] Churchill's Secret Cabinet
>>>>>> Right now on BBC Radio 4's website, a documentary on Winston
>>> Churchill's
>>>>>> record collection - including homemade lacquers of some of his
>>> speeches.
>>>>>> I've only had time to listen to the first 15 minutes, but it seems
>>>>>> fascinating.
>>>>>> Only a few days left to listen:
>>>>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036j3r0
>>>>>> Sammy Jones
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