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    By (fairly) popular demand I have done me one of those charts that all the groovy young hep cats are talking about. Be gentle with me...

    http://agnes-guano.podomatic.com/ent...17_04_16-07_00

    I thought I would attempt a sort of chronological type of thing, rather than just flinging random tunes at you like an enraged chimpanzee, so here it is, part one of my Carry On chart, taking a musical look at the series from 1958-1967.

    1958 and the series begins with an adaptation of a fairly non-descript play about national servicemen. In the hands of Norman Hudis it became a comic farce setting the template for the many films that would follow. Many of the ensemble players that would make the series famous were present but the nominal stars were Dora Bryan and Bob Monkhouse in their only appearance in the series.

    If I Were a Fairy - Dora Bryan




    Natalie - Bob Monkhouse

    The film was popular enough to warrant a sequel and in 1959 two arrived, Carry On Nurse and Carry On Teacher, both featuring the young Joan Sims.

    Hurry Up Gran - Joan Sims



    In 1960 Carry On Constable took to the streets of West Ealing and the cast were beginning to become regulars, playing ever more outrageous stereotypes, none more so than Kenneth Williams.

    Jabberwocky - Kenneth Williams



    Carry On Regardless came along in 1961, and Kenneth Connor stepped up to play romantic lead. An odd choice...

    Rail Road Rock - Kenneth Connor



    Carry On Cruising in 1962 saw Sid James fending off the romantic attentions of Dilys Laye and her co-conspirator Liz Fraser.

    Double Bunk - Sid James and Liz Fraser

    Carry On Cabby in 1963 saw Hattie Jacques playing the lead alongside Sid as the leader of a glamorous gang of women cabbies.

    Cockles and Mussels - Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques



    Carry On Jack 1963 and Peter Gilmore gives a taste of things to come in an Onedin sort of way, by playing a pirate captain attempting to seduce Juliet Mills.

    Beyond the Sea - Peter Gilmore



    In 1964 Barbara Windsor made her series début in the bond spoof Carry On Spying.

    I Know What I Am - Barbara Windsor and Marty Wilde



    Making his one appearance in the series, please welcome Warren Mitchell as Spencius (business partner of Marcus) in 1964's Carry On Cleo

    Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty - Warren Mitchell



    Making one of four appearance in the series, Jon Pertwee appeared as a half blind sheriff in 1965's Cowboy.

    The Buxom Country Maid - Jon Pertwee

    Another guest star, this time fresh from Steptoe and Son, 1966's Carry On Screaming saw Harry H Corbett standing in for Sid James who was stil recovering from a heart attack.

    Like the Big Guys Do - Harry H Corbett

    Don't Lose Your Head also came out in 1966, the odd title being forced on the film due to a change of distributor. A tale of revolution and passion, Jim Dale got to swashbuckle and leap about.

    Georgie Girl - Jim Dale

    Jim Dale leads the team into the desert with Follow That Camel. Well Camber Sands... Leading him astray was the sultry Anita Harris.

    Anniversary Waltz - Anita Harris



    And finally, for now, Frankie Howerd made the first of his two guest appearances in 1967's Carry On Doctor.

    It's Alright With Me - Frankie Howerd
    Last edited by Agnes_Guano; 18-05-2011, 11:30 PM.
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    Look forward to taking a listen.

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    • #3
      May have to re-edit that as Anita Harris jumps a bit. That sounds like salacious gossip but no, just a bit of grime on the vinyl.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
        By (fairly) popular demand I have done me one of those charts that all the groovy young hep cats are talking about. Be gentle with me...

        Cockles and Mussels - Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques


        Got started on this one this morning.

        Great stuff so far - especially the Hattie & Eric

        That there Jonny Trunk should ask you onto his OST show next time he does a "Carry On" special

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        • #5
          Glad you like it!
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          • #6
            I like Double Bunk

            Was 'bunk up' just a cockney term for a brief, cheerful and sordid act of copulation? I never heard it in real life, but I imagine a knees up, a poke of winkles, a lager top and a bunk up was the perfect night out down south
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            • #7
              Originally posted by babycart View Post
              Was 'bunk up' just a cockney term for a brief, cheerful and sordid act of copulation? I never heard it in real life, but I imagine a knees up, a poke of winkles, a lager top and a bunk up was the perfect night out down south
              You got it, BC. I miss them olden days.
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              • #8
                Ah yes, Double Bunk! The Stanley Black, Mike Pratt and Jack Fishman written title song from the film of the same name:

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