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One Man, Two Guvnors [Original London Cast Recording]

Album: One Man, Two Guvnors [Original London Cast Recording]
# Song Title   Time
1)    One Man, Two Guvnors: The Brighton Line
2)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Oh Sweet Suzy
3)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Bangers and Mash
4)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Give It Up Baby
5)    One Man, Two Guvnors: The Ballad of Ted and Calista
6)    One Man, Two Guvnors: The Colombina River
7)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Lighten Up and Lay Low
8)    One Man, Two Guvnors: IOU
9)    One Man, Two Guvnors: My Old Man's a Gannet
10)    One Man, Two Guvnors: The End of the Pier Blues
11)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Just My Luck
12)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Strung Out Dolly
13)    One Man, Two Guvnors: The Brighton Line (Car Horns version)
14)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Finale. Tomorrow Looks Good From Here
15)    One Man, Two Guvnors: Calypso Jones
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Performer Notes
  • Lyricist: Grant Olding.
  • Personnel: Richard Coughlan (double bass, background vocals); Richard Coughlan (electric bass).
  • Liner Note Author: Grant Olding.
  • Recording information: National Theatre, London.
  • British playwright Richard Bean's comedy One Man, Two Guvnors adapts the 18th century commedia dell'arte work The Servant of Two Masters to tell the tale of manservant Francis Henshall, who agrees to work for a local gangster and a criminal in hiding but struggles to keep track of their schemes and romantic entanglements. The cast recording features all 15 of the play's songs, performed by director Nicholas Hytner's frequent collaborator, composer/lyricist Grant Olding, and house band the Craze along with the original National Theatre cast. Set in swinging '60s England when rock, pop, and jazz mingled, music was an important component to the production, which paid homage to the Kinks ("The Ballad of Ted and Calista," "Strung Out Dolly") and Woody Guthrie ("My Old Man's a Gannet"), and also employed skiffle-style unexpected musical instruments (bicycle horns, washboards) and found objects (a fellow actor's torso).
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