Catalogue Code: 709962
Release Date: 14 Feb 2011
Although largely forgotten now, there was a time when the Black & White Minstrel Show was a staple diet in British homes. First airing on television in 1958 it would run for the next twenty years, pulling in audiences of 18 million at its height. In 1960 a theatrical show was launched which would run for twelve years and 6,477 performances, something of a record. And speaking of records, the Black & White Minstrel Show were to enjoy no fewer than three UK number one hit albums as well as a further three Top Ten hits. This album was their first chart topper, enjoying seven weeks at the summit.
1. Meet The Minstrels: Weep No More / Ring Ring De Banjo / Oh Susanna / Oh Dem Golden Slippers / Li'l Liza Jane / Take Me To That Swanee Shore / Camp Town Races / I Want To Be In Dixie / You Forgot To Remember / If You WereThe Only Girl In The World
2. Leslie Stuart Melodies: Little Dolly Daydream / I May Be Crazy / Sweetheart May / Lily Of Laguna
3. In The Moonlight: Shadow Waltz / Me And My Shadow / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / Dream Dream Dream / When I'm Too Old To Dream
4. Your Requests: You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me A Bow Wow / She Was One Of The Early Birds / Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built For Two) / Moonlight Bay / Dew-Dew-Dew-Day / Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me) / I'm Looking Over A Four...
5. Meet The Girls: Lulu's Back In Town / Miss Annabelle Lee / Mary's A Grand Old Name / K-K-K-Katy / Cecilia / Ramona / Laura / Oh You Beautiful Doll
6. A Tribute To Al Jolson: I'm Sitting On Top Of The World / There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder / Carolina InThe Morning / California Here I Come / Swanee / Let Me Sing And I'm Happy / My Mammy / Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
7. Memories Of Stephen Foster: Poor Old Joe / I Dream Of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair / Beautiful Dreamer / Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
8. Grand Finale: Coal Black Mammy / Polly Wolly Doodle / Some FolksDo / When The Saints Go Marching In / Back Home In Tennessee / Dixieland / When The Midnight Choo Cho Leaves For Alabam / Camp Town Races