Le Mesurier, with Annie Ross and Alan Clare
Released by Warner Communications,1976
scan provided by David Noades
The LP "What Is To Become Of Us All"
featured a line drawing of John Le Mesurier on its cover.
1 The Boy Actor ( read by John Le Mesurier)
2 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (sung by John Le Mesurier)*
3 My Financial Career (read by John Le Mesurier)
4 What's New? (sung by Annie Ross)*
5 I Winder What Happened To Him? (read by John Le Mesurier)
6 John O'Groats (played by Alan Clare)
7 The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones (read by John Le Mesurier)
8 Thank You So Much Mrs. Lowsborough Good-bye (sung by John
9 Cider With Rosie - Pavane Pour Enfante (read by John Le
10 That Tune (sung by Annie Ross)*
11 An Indian Prayer (read by John Le Mesurier)
12 A Letter To A John Le Mesurier (read by John Le Mesurier)
13 So Long Frank Lloyd Wright (sung by Annie Ross)*
* indicates accompanied by Alan Clare on the piano
the recording of the Dad's Army
stage show cast album
in 1975, producer Derek Taylor invited John Le Mesurier
to make his own LP.
following year, John invited his friends, the jazz singer
Annie Ross and pianist Alan Clare to join him in the album
What Is Going to Become of Us All?
John read poetry, short stories and even sang a bit, whilst
Annie contributed a couple of songs herself, and both were
accompanied by Alan. This album provides an interesting
insight into the true John Le Mesurier. He talks to the
listener as if he were an old friend. He has chosen his
favourite pieces of music, and his favourite readings, including
some Stephen Leacock stories his father read to him as a
rendition of A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square,
a song he'd gained some notoriety for by singing in the
Dad's Army stage show, is even better than the recording
from the year before - though this time it does lack a certain
Frank Pike aiding a comedy factor. And John's renditions
of the Noel Cowerd poems The Boy Actor and I Wonder
What Happened To Him are wonderful. This album is a
'must-have' for fans of Le Mesurier.
Thanks to Dave Homewood and David Noades for the information
revealed in this article.