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Strictly For All Ages - Complete Recordings 1959-1962

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Strictly For All Ages - Complete Recordings 1959-1962
Strictly For All Ages - Complete Recordings 1959-1962


This Jasmine collection brings together everything Paddy Roberts recorded between late 1958 and late 1962 - three full length albums, an EP and a brace of non-album 45s.

A prolific pop songwriter of the pre-rock 'n' roll 1950s with hits by Max Bygraves, David Whitfield, Anne Shelton and Ruby Murray (and many more) to his credit, Paddy Roberts became an unlikely recording artist in his own right at the end of the 1950s at the instigation of a friend who worked for a record label.

Delivered in a style described in the sleeve note as 'a cross between Noel Coward and Eartha Kitt', Roberts own pithy, humorous and frequently risqué material was "Strictly For Grown Ups" rather than the teenagers who bought pop singles. Nevertheless it didn't stop it from receiving the kind of radio play that led to strong album and EP sales. Paddy even had a 'turntable hit' with 'The Ballad Of Bethnal Green' a cheeky number that frequently found its way onto all manner of BBC radio shows - even 'Children's Favourites'!

Some of the material on 'Strictly For All Ages' has been issued on CD before but the vast majority of it has not. A more comprehensive collection of his work from those years could not be possible. As always, the collection is remastered from the best possible sources and features a comprehensive biography of Paddy in the booklet.

Pop music has evolved and changed considerably in the 60+ years since the earliest of these recordings were committed to tape, but the wit of Paddy Roberts' charming, cheeky catalogue has not dimmed even slightly in that time, and what was once 'For Grown Ups' is now 'Strictly For All Ages'!


  1. Name
  2. Love Isnt What It Used To Be
  3. Follow Me
  4. Dont Upset The Little Kiddie-Winks
  5. The Architect
  6. The Big Dee Jay
  7. Langlais Avec Son Sang Froid
  8. The Ballad Of Bethnal Green
  9. Love In A Mist
  10. A Short Song
  11. Growing Old
  12. Ive Got The Blues
  13. Lavender Cowboy
  14. Poor Little Country Girl
  15. Let Me Introduce The Boys
  16. I Gave My Love A Cherry
  17. Youre A Square
  18. Weve Never Had It So Good
  19. I Wanna Go Home
  20. The Belle Of Barking Creek
  21. Why Did It All Begin?
  22. An Awful Lot Of Bull
  23. I Love Mary
  24. The Pie-Eyed Piper
  25. Tattooed Lady
  26. Weve Got To Thank Columbus
  27. Whats All This Fuss About Love?
  28. Introduction By Noel Harrison/A Short Song
  29. At The Blue Angel
  30. Love Is A Wonderful Thing
  31. Our Little Village
  32. Youll Always Find A Drunk
  33. Women
  34. Send For Me/Love Is A Wonderful Thing (Reprise)
  35. French Song
  36. The Rabbi And The Priest
  37. Medley: Horsey Horsey/Softly Softly/Lay Down Your Arms
  38. The Ballad Of Bethnal Green
  39. I Remember Tilly
  40. Dads Song
  41. Follow Me
  42. Auntie Bridget
  43. Our Little Village (Studio Version)
  44. I Remember Tilly (Studio Version)
  45. The Rabbi And The Priest (Studio Version)
  46. Love Is A Wonderful Thing (Studio Version)
  47. Send For Me (Studio Version)
  48. Merry Christmas You Suckers
  49. Got An Idea
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