"Betjeman's Banana Blush" 1974 Album

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"Betjeman's Banana Blush" 1974 Album

Post by Gmemg » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:42 pm

In 1974 Jim Parker produced an Album of Poetry - he had set a selection of Sir John Betjeman's Poems to music - idiosyncratic music it has to be said but undoubtedly appropriate - oddly it became a very popular album and often featured on John peel's Radio show , goodness knows wha some of HIS listeners made of this

here's a Radio 4 extra programme celebrating the labum with some long extracts from the records

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bmtpp
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