Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1950s and 60s Gang Show Song Books


I don't need to rehearse here the history of The Gang Show, a huge phenomenon within the Scouting movement around the world in which Scouts and Guides at various levels from local to national produce Scout based variety shows. The national shows in the UK were organised by Ralph Reader who remained associated with the shows for decades after their inception in the 1930s. The songs for the shows were written and composed by Reader and these quarto booklets contain the piano scores for the songs. These copies are from the 1950s and 60s and I thought the covers were rather good and cheerful pieces of design.













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