Picture sleeve. All tracks recorded in co-operation with the BBC on 4 December 1958.
telegramsam 2nd Mar 2013 And just to complete the suite here is advice for tourists and French widows - great stuff!
VIDEO JPGR&B 10th Apr 2012 Thanks. The Toad 10th Apr 2012 The Decca catalogue confirms 1968 and gives the month as December. JPGR&B 9th Apr 2012 I've changed the release date to 1968. zabadak 9th Apr 2012 Superb comedy! Catagna45 8th Apr 2012 I only have to hear the name Hoffnung and my mind echoes with what always sounded like port-laden, imperious tones announcing: "I was now heavier than the barrel !". Boursin 8th Apr 2012 If you look at the back cover, the year of release is given as 1968 - something which the boxed logo Decca labels also confirm. The copyright date of 1960 must refer to first release on LP.
Motley101 8th Apr 2012 I do too, a brilliant LP, on a par with Shelley Berman's LPs, comic genius zabadak 1st Nov 2011 I have the original 10" LP... JPGR&B 22nd Oct 2010 And here is The Bricklayer.
VIDEO JPGR&B 7th Aug 2010 Sadly I can't find a version of The Bricklayer in full on the web. It is a very funny story delivered by Hoffnung, a pure genius raconteur. This brings back huge memories of my father and life as a child in the early 60s. This was Father's party piece - he could recite it in a similar manner to Hoffnung. Please login or join 45cat to add your comment about this record.