British music-hall comedienne Gracie Fields (real name Grace Stansfield) began her career in the 1910s performing quirky comic songs in her feisty north-of-England style. Her career continued into the 1970s as one of Britain's most popular performers, though as time went on she became more sentimental and softened the comedy. These recordings are all drawn from the early part of her early career: though she did record many straight sentimental songs I've concentrated on the comic songs here.
SINGIN' IN THE BATHTUB (Magidson, Washington
& Cleary) (from the film 'Show of Shows')
HMV B3326 recorded 14 February 1930
THE BARGAIN HUNTER
(Aza)
HMV B3912 recorded 24 February 1931
WHAT CAN YOU GIVE A NUDIST ON HIS
BIRTHDAY
(Le Clerq)
HMV B8232 recorded 4 October 1934
SCENTED SOAP
(Weston)
HMV B3061 recorded 19 April 1929
GRANNY'S LITTLE OLD SKIN RUG
(Gifford & Cliffe)
HMV B3920 recorded 13 July 1931
WE'RE LIVING AT THE CLOISTERS
(Weston)
HMV B2739 recorded 3 May 1928
LET'S ALL GO POSH
(Hargreaves & Damerell)
HMV B4316 recorded 25 October 1932
STOP AND SHOP AT THE CO-OP SHOP
(Weston)
HMV B3305 recorded 9 January 1930
SITTING ON A FIVE-BARRED GATE
(Hargreaves & Damerall)
HMV B3724 recorded 8 January 1931