PETER FENTON - I WAS LORD KITCHENER'S VALET



PETER FENTON - "I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet" / "Walking In Circles" (Fontana TF 789) February 1967

Here's one of those strange novelty records recorded by an artist that I have no information about. Whoever Peter Fenton was it's clear that he ramped up the posh upper-class English acccent in glorious style. The music itself is totally Victoriana Music Hall, a sound that several of the English beat groups were experimenting with at the time.

"I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet" was probably an attempt to 'cash-in' on the popularity of second hand clothing boutique on Portobello Road, London famed in the sixties for selling antique military uniforms as fashion items.

File this record beside The Purple Gang "Granny Takes A Trip" and The Kinks "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" which of course had similar themes and were pure swinging sixties.









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