This week’s podcast is The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò, read by David Davis, side 2 of his 1966 45-rpm record, The Nonsense Songs of Edward Lear Read by David Davis, Delysé DEL 158. Side 1 has The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly and The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs.
David Davis is familiarly and popularly known as “David” to millions of children. His friendly and natural manner of telling a story over the air has made him beloved by listeners of all ages. (back cover.)
In 1970 an LP was published by Marble Arch (MAL 1272 mono), A Bumper Collection of Nonsense Songs and Poems Read by David Davis: side 1 is devoted to Lear poems (none of the ones in the 45 rpm were republished) and side 2 to Lewis Carroll’s.