• Oscar BRAND - Roll Your Leg Over - Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads, 1955-1958

Songwriter, author, song collector, disc jockey, talent scout, and folk singer - these are just some of the many musical hats that the late Oscar Brand wore during a career that began in the 1940s and ended only with his death, at the age of 96, in 2016.

During that long career, Oscar recorded prolifically - particularly in the 1950s and 1960s - when he cut almost 100 albums in total, including as many as ten volumes of the 'Bawdy Songs' that make up this new 2CD set from Jasmine. These were incredibly popular and, for their time, incredibly risqué, full of the double entendre and frequent explicit language that you didn't hear in popular music of the day. In this collection you will hear the first four volumes complete, as originally released between approximately 1955 and 1958. If popularity dictates, there is more than enough repertoire for a second similar collection.

The popular 1960s huge selling UK 'Rugby Songs' albums were based entirely on Oscar's concept and included many of the same songs, incidentally.

None of these albums have ever been issued on CD before, and all have been out of print on vinyl for decades. Their reappearance on Jasmine after many years of semi-obscurity will delight all who may have come across them in their youth, and - more importantly - restores to catalogue historically important material by one of America's true national treasures.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. ROLL YOUR LEG OVER (version 1)
2. NO HIPS AT ALL
3. ONE EYED REILLY
4. BLOW THE CANDLE OUT
5. SAM HALL
6. LIMERICKS
7. THE CHANDLER'S WIFE
8. HER NAME WAS LIL
9. BELL BOTTOM TROUSERS
10. THE SERGEANT
11. OLD JOE CLARK
12. AROUND HER NECK SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
13. FOUR NIGHTS DRUNK (a.k.a Our Goodman)
14. THE FIRESHIP (a.k.a. The Rakish Kind)
15. ROLLIN DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
16. ZULAIKA
17. THE WINNIPEG WHORE
18. CHRIS COLOMBO
19. BALL O'YARN
20. SQUIRE OF GREAT RENOWN
21. A GOB IS A SLOB
22. (More) LIMERICKS
23. ERIE CANAL
24. CRUSHER BAILEY
25. IT'S THE SAME THE WHOLE WORLD OVER
26. THE HERMIT
27. THE FOGGY FOGGY DEW
28. DERBY RAM
29. BLACK EYED SUSIE

Disc 2

1. SEVEN OLD LADIES LOCKED IN A LAVATORY
2. WE GO TO COLLEGE
3. THE JOLLY TINKER
4. BELLA
5. CATS ON THE ROOFTOPS
6. HUMORESQUE
7. RING DANG DOO
8. ROLL YOUR LEG OVER (version 2)
9. THREE PROMINENT BASTARDS
10. RED WING
11. THE BALL OF BALLYNOOR
12. SHE'LL DO IT AGAIN
13. KAFOOZALEM
14. THE BASTARD KING OF ENGLAND
15. CINDY
16. TOM BOLYNN
17. PLYMOUTH TOWN
18. TWO MAIDENS
19. BASKET OF OYSTERS
20. GREEN GROW THE RUSHES
21. THE CUCKOO'S NEST
22. SWEET VIOLETS
23. HOW THE MONEY ROLLS IN
24. I USED TO WORK IN CHICAGO
25. THE OLD SEA CHEST
26. THE WAYWARD BOY
27. DON'T CALL ME
28. ROLL ME OVER IN THE CLOVER

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date February 14th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08682 9

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Oscar BRAND - Roll Your Leg Over - Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads, 1955-1958

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