PG Wodehouse

Philip.Belben at Philip.Belben at
Mon Dec 3 07:04:40 EST 2001

Listening to Radio 3 last Monday evening (BBC's classical music station, for
non-UK people) I was amazed to learn that PG Wodehouse, before he became a
famous author, was a songwriter, or rather the lyricist in a songwriting team.
With the composer Jerome Kern he had five musicals playing concurrently on
Broadway in 1916 or '17.  This is believed to be a record.

Anyway, PGW's grandson (IIRC) has recently been digging out old Wodehouse/Kern
numbers and trying to revive them.

This discussion was accompanied by performances in the studio of a couple of
these songs, including one called "Castle in the Air".  Slightly soppy for my
taste, but the picture of Abdullah singing it to Flower in the garden when they
first meet, or possibly at their second meeting, was irresistable...


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