A request - story-cum-general-intro

A story-cum-intro told by Jake on 'Jake Thackray and Songs', BBC TV - 3 February 1981

A lady over there asked me for a sort of request, er, to sing a song. It’s very flattering to be, you know, asked to sing songs. I’m not going to sing the one that she asked me for because, er . . . well I can’t actually – I can’t remember a lot of the words, see, you know, and its, er . . . But I’ll tell you what, look, erm, if it’s any consolation, the one I’m going to sing will have a lot of the same . . . notes.

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The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.