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For CDs Grading does not include Jewel case as these are replaceable - however any badly damaged Jewel cases will be replaced. Amounts shown in italicised text are for items listed in currency other than Euros and are approximate conversions to Euros based upon Bloomberg's conversion rates. the quality of the recording was not on par with other reissued music from that era- still no regrets.

Some have told me that they switch off the moment the show starts and then feel uncomfortable and miserable for the next 30 minutes. In July 2009, Henry explained that he was contractually obliged to perform and regretted his part in the show, [7] telling The Times in 2015 that his appearance on the show led to a profound "wormhole of depression", and that he regretted his family not intervening to prevent him from continuing in the show. vague] The show continued for three years, [ citation needed] and the Australian and New Zealand box office records it set have never been broken. The CD remaster is pretty much the same quality as older vinyl anyway and has a fair amount of surface noise from the original vinyl, so you may as well just enjoy the original vinyl with pops and crackles and all - on a record like this it just adds to the charm. White British film and television producers, as well as audiences, were unable and unwilling to see blacking up as racist at that point.

citation needed] At this time, the creation gained considerable international regard and was sold to over thirty countries; [ citation needed] in 1961, the show won a Golden Rose at Montreux for best light entertainment programme, and the first three albums of recordings (1960–1962) were all hits, the first two being long-running number 1 albums in the UK Albums Chart. The problem, he went on to explain, was that so many people were simply “unaware of the offence racial guying can cause”. On film, blacked up singers such as the American Al Jolson were popular with British audiences throughout the interwar period and the popularity of G.

Apparently satisfied with this, the Director-General, Hugh Greene, decided that “no further action was necessary”. Please remember it can take some time for Paypal or your card issuer to process and post the refund. At one point, it was even something of a critical success: in 1961, it won the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux. In 2023 the BBC broadcast a documentary presented by the actor David Harewood and the historian David Olusoga about the pernicious influence of blackface minstrelsy in pervading racial stereotypes and anti-black racism in Great Britain. But the fact that it was being said at all was at least some measure of the BBC’s belated, faltering progress in understanding the implications of a multicultural Britain – a full three decades after the arrival of Windrush.An episode of the BBC comedy series The Goodies (" Alternative Roots"), spoofed the positive reception of The Black and White Minstrel Show, suggesting that any programme could double its viewing figures by being performed in blackface, and mentioning that a series of The Black and White Minstrel Show had been tried without make up. It’s all very well people who are not black saying ‘I didn’t think about it that way’”, he told them, “it’s the people who are black” whose views surely needed to be taken into account. While the three lead singers, Tony Mercer, John Boulter and Dai Francis, would be in the theatrical version of the show and also in the BBC TV version, both the chorus singers and dancers would be different groups in the theatre and on BBC TV. accompanied by minstrel singers in blackface ("Mississippi, it's the state you've gotta choose / Where we hate all the darkies and the Catholics and the Jews / Where we welcome any man / Who is strong and white and belongs to the Ku Klux Klan").

Subsequent efforts by the BBC to introduce the Mitchell Minstrels without blackface in two variety programmes failed, while blacking up and the Minstrels persisted on British screens well beyond 1967. Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.It contains a standard BBC response to complaints, namely that whatever the “rights and wrongs” in this particular case protesting was probably counterproductive. This failure to even see any racism was a measure of the BBC’s real problem: the archival record of its behind-the-scenes thinking during this period is far from flattering. As you may know I previously expressed my dismay about the continuance of the BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW. In a 1971 episode of The Two Ronnies, a musical sketch, "The Short and Fat Minstrel Show", was performed as a parody of The Black and White Minstrel Show, featuring spoofs of various songs. VG/EX means that the item's sleeve is in Very Good condition and the disc is in Excellent condition.

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