George Melly - Sporting Life

George Melly - Sporting Life

Catalogue Code: 710672

Barcode: 5050457106720

Release Date: 17 Oct 2011

Something of a compilation album from 1954 to 1957, Sporting Life features vocalist George Melly with Mick Mulligan's Jazz Band and Alex Welsh's Dixielanders. The material is recorded in a variety of venues, ranging from the Railway Arms in West Hampstead to the Royal Festival Hall, the mix of intimate with concert works surprisingly well. It is the 'intimate' tracks that work the better however, allowing George's unique style to fully come across.

1. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy
2. Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
3. My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes
4. Heebie Jeebie Blues
5. I'm Down In The Dumps
6. Frankie And Johnny
7. Magnolia
8. Sporting Life
9. Loveless Love
10. Gulf Coast Blues
11. Michigan Water Blues
12. Abdul Abulbul Amir
13. Waiting For A Train