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Ryan at the Rank

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The definitive recording of the late Ryan Davies in Cabaret. Celebrating the work of Wales’ most versatile entertainer with his unique brand of humour, his marvellous singing ability and his complete mastery in front of a live audience. This is the most popular comedy recording ever produced in Wales. 
Together with the Benny Litchfield Orchestra, it includes such songs as ‘YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE’, ‘IF I WERE A RICH MAN’, 
‘OVER THE RAINBOW’  & ‘SHE’.
And the most popular solo version of Wales’ best-loved ‘MYFANWY’

RYAN….AT THE RANK
WITH THE BENNY LITCHFIELD ORCHESTRA

Ryan ….at the Rank has for over 30 years been recognised as the definitive recording encapsulating many of the talents of Ryan. With its continued demand, it shows the great affinity that Ryan created with his Welsh audience all those years ago. It has even outlasted the various technologies on which it has been brought to you – initially the Long Playing record, then the Cassette and now the CD. Although sadly there will be no DVD version, just by listening to this sound recording, it sounds as fresh and original as the day it was released in November 1975.
Here is the inscription that was included on the sleeve notes for many of those years:
  It was on 22nd April 1977 that Ryan tragically died at the age of 40. Ryan has been described as the most versatile artist Wales has ever known – comedy actor, musician, singer, song-writer. His talent was immense but sadly will never be fully realised.
This performance is in English, but he performed equally in Welsh.
  ‘Laughter Sounds the Same in Both Languages’ he famously remarked.
This sound recording was made at the Top Rank Suite, Swansea before an audience of the South Wales Police – Western Traffic Division and allows us to marvel at his unique talent.

RYAN….AT THE RANK
             WITH THE BENNY LITCHFIELD ORCHESTRA

 1.  I WANNA BE HAPPY                                    Deal, Palace Music

2.  AND I LOVE HER SO                        Lennon & McCartney, Northern Songs

3.  FOR THE GOOD TIMES                     Kristofferson, Valentine Music  

4.  SING                                                    Raposa, Standard Music

5.  YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE                  Devis/Mitchell, Southern Music

6.  IF I WERE A RICH MAN                             Bock, Feldman & Co.

7.  OVER THE RAINBOW*                      Harburg/Arlen, Robbins Music

8. SHE                                                    Aznavour, Standard Music

9. AR HYD Y NOS                          Trad. arr. B.Litchfield, Land of Song

10.MY KINDA TOWN                            Van Heusen/Cahn, ATV Music

11.MYFANWY                         Trad. arr. B.Litchfield, Land of Song Music

12.COMME D’HABITUDE          Francois/Revaux, Shapiro/ Bernstein & Co.
     (English Version – My Way) 

  • ‘Over the Rainbow’ although performed at this performance, was not included on the original LP release owing to time restrictions. It has been re-instated for this CD release.

 

Recorded at the Top Rank Suite, Swansea.                    

The Benny Litchfield Orchestra
Musical Director: Benny Litchfield

Update: May 2020

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