More Mrs. Mills

Reader Martin Brozius sent me some more Mrs. Mills covers.  Thanks Martin!

Mrs. Mills
“It’s Party Time”
“Everybody’s Welcome at Mrs. Mills Party”
“Mrs. Mills Party”

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Christmas pumpernickel?

“Christmas in England”
Capitol T10097

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I bet this guy drives a winowless van.

Harry Secombe
“Christmas Cheer”
Philips #BL 7747

With the angels

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The Jock Strapp Ensemble
Why Was He Born So Beautiful and other traditional Rugby Songs”
Sportsdisc #ILP-1009

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seems like a fun gal

Elkie Brooks
“Rich Man’s Woman”
A&M SP-4554

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Knees Up!

Mrs. Mills
“Knees-Up Party”
Music for Pleasure #50230
photography: Colin Glanfield
design: David Wharin

From the Back Cover:

A party isn’t any sort of a party without our Glad. Half a minute of her gusty lusty piano playing and you’re a goner… a compulsive joiner… toes tapping, fingers snapping… away on a breezy bouncy journey that gets you singing every step of the way simply because of the come-on-and-be-with-us atmosphere she creates whenever she’s around.

–Carol Spero

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surprisingly Cilla

Cilla Black
“Surprisingly Cilla”
Towerbell #TOWLP 14
London, 1985

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In England, this is what they think Mexico is like.

Max Bygraves

“Viva! Conga-Longa-Max Vol. 10″
Pye #NSPL 18458

“Singalongaconga” (excerpt):


This record (as well as the previous nine volumes, apparently) is from England. Why Max never caught on in the US remains a mystery…

Still dancing!


Hi there,

Something which I thought might be of interest to you. In your Dorks section you have a copy of Max Bygraves. As a matter of coincidence, not only did I discover your website yesterday, I also saw an article yesterday in “THE DAILY STAR” (a UK national tabloid) that Max Bygraves has just given his last ever performance, aged an amazing 81! He is now going to go and live out his days in Australia with his wife. I have also included a link to a news story that appeared on the BBC news website not too long ago that I thought might also interest you:

Charity Shops Ban Max Bygraves

Cheers, Spinksy

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Funny Farmers

The Wurzels

“The Combine Harvester”
EMI #OU 2138


“The Blackbird”

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but, why?

Big Jake

“Calls the Waders”
Millstream (UK) # SRTX/80/CUS598

Big Jake “Introduction”

 Big Jake “Introduction”

Selected Track Titles

Stone Curlew
Kentish Plover
Temminck’s Stint
Bar-Tailed Godwit

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