Thursday, 28 May 2020

The Two Sheds Mix Tape #4: The Music of the Goons

The fourth in the mix tape series is a lot different than the other volumes. This particular compilations focuses on one of the greatest acts in the history of British comedy.

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers came together in the 1950’s as The Goons. They’re weekly comedy show on BBC radio is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest comedy shows of all time whose influence continues to this day, sixty years after the original series ended.

This mix tape contains the four singles they released, as well as solo efforts from Milligan and Sellers, with Secombe showing his more serious side here. Here’s the track listing:

1) The Ying Tong Song - The Goons
2) The Q5 Piano Tune - Spike Milligan
3) Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren
4) On With the Motley - Harry Secombe
5) Unchained Melody - Peter Sellers
6) Have They Gone? - Spike Milligan
7) Jerusalem - Harry Secombe
8) Bloodnock’s Rock & Roll Call - The Goons
9) Bluebottle Blues - The Goons
10) Bangers & Mash - Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren
11) Drinking Song - Harry Secombe
12) Any Old Iron - Peter Sellers
13) Ning Nang Nong - Spike Milligan
14) A Hard Day’s Night - Peter Sellers
15) Ave Maria - Harry Secombe
16) I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas - The Goons



Don't forget you can listen to the previous mix tapes and my podcast over at https://www.mixcloud.com/julian-radbourne/

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