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[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
So here's another probably futile quest: Anyone have any recordings of Martin Jarvis' Jeeves Live radio shows?
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
What ho again! I just saw this posted over on Facebook, and had to share it here:


This is an interview between P. G. Wodehouse and Alistair Cooke from the 1960s. Wodehouse talks about the inspiration for Bertie Wooster, among other things.

He mentions an Anthony Mildmay as being the "Bertie Wooster type," so naturally I had to look him up. He was talking about this guy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bingham_Mildmay,_2nd_Baron_Mildmay_of_Flete

He's too young to have directly inspired the creation of Bertie, but it's interesting to think this might be what Wodehouse had in mind as he was writing some of the Jeeves and Bertie stories at the height of his career:

And I was also fascinated to hear Wodehouse directly address the age difference between Jeeves and Bertie: apparently he envisioned them about 20 years apart, with Bertie in his 20s and Jeeves in his 40s.
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[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
Hi, all! Man, I haven't posted here in a while. But I figured this would be one of the few places to ask: did anyone, by any chance, catch the Jeeves and Wooster in: Perfect Nonsense play when it was in the West End? I've seen professional reviews of it, but I'm curious to see what fans thought. I wish I could've gone.

Also, if anyone has or knows where one could obtain a *cough*bootleg*cough* of any of those performances, please let me know, either here or via PM. I doubt a recording was ever made, but seeing either Stephen Mangan or Robert Webb as Bertie would be a-mahhhhzing.

And just so I'm not asking for things without giving back: I've posted these here before years ago, but the links are probably dead and we've probably had new members since then, so:

By Jeeves 2000 BBC Recording - Steven Pacey (Bertie), Malcolm Sinclair (Jeeves) - This was a slightly abridged performance of the show recorded for the BBC.
Disc One: http://www.mediafire.com/download/dtw72110x7kwc1a/By_Jeeves_BBC_Disc_One_%28Correct%29.zip
Disc Two: http://www.mediafire.com/download/vdyiqu538y8db1p/By_Jeeves_BBC_Disc_Two_%28Correct%29.zip

By Jeeves 1997 Final Performance (bootleg) - Steven Pacey (Bertie), Malcolm Sinclair (Jeeves)
Disc One: http://www.mediafire.com/download/vhc6671g3aujrwf/DISC_ONE.zip
Disc Two: http://www.mediafire.com/download/nq5cd0ij2jo1jp0/DISC_TWO.zip

By Jeeves 2007 UK Tour (bootleg) - Robin Armstrong (Bertie), Jeffrey Holland (Jeeves)

Jeeves 1975 London Cast Recording - David Hemmings (Bertie), Michael Aldridge (Jeeves) - I didn't upload this.

ETA: Fixed the links, changed them to Mediafire. Comment if you have problems! Also, I backread and did see a post here with some folks talking about their thoughts on Perfect Nonsense, which was cool to see.


Nov. 14th, 2015 08:28 pm
[identity profile] horriyuo.livejournal.com
I made this video a while ago only just remembered to post it here! Song is You're the Top sung by Ben Barnes. Another fun fact about this song is it is originally from the musical 'Anything Goes' in which PG Wodehouse is credited for writing some lyrics...
[identity profile] margi-lynn.livejournal.com
Title: Not Fooling Anybody
Author: [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus
Fandom: Wodehouse
Pairing: Jeeves/Wooster
Summary: This was written for the prompt: 'Can I get Bertie/Jeeves being cute and if you want, interacting with some minor character (I was thinking Mr. Coneybear but anyone who doesn't get a lot of attention).'
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Read by: faviconmajoline ([livejournal.com profile] margi_lynn)
Format: mp3
Length: 00:07:20
Size: 6.72 MB
Download courtesy of box.com (audiofic archive link coming soon!)

Reader's Notes: I have made it in time for the holidays :D

Podficced for the square "making someone smile" for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo

Thank you so much Random_Nexus for giving me permission to podfic this :*

I tried very hard to at least distinguish the character voices, even if Bertie and Jeeves sound more like they have gentle Southern accents than RP. *blushes*
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I imagine a lot of you probably know about this already, but a few years ago a Wodehouse scholar named Norman Murphy came out with the theory that Bertie Wooster was modeled on an actor/singer/producer/playwright/songwriter/all-around-talented guy named George Grossmith Jr. Grossmith played a lot of "dudes" and "mashers" on the musical comedy stage in the 1910s, and this was certainly the kind of character that Bertie was based on in his earliest form.

I muuuurdered her one morning, it was very kindly meant . . . )

I happened upon Grossmith while I was looking around for other possible Bertie Wooster inspirations. It seems that the name Bertie was already associated with dapper, upper-class gents well before Bertie Wooster was born, and I'm sure that Wodehouse was influenced, directly or otherwise, by earlier uses of the name.

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at 10:30 . . . )
[identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] sepiachord has got "Jeeves and Wooster" by Gavin Villareal as its song of the day! Drop by and have a listen!

eta: Link fixed. Sorry about that!
[identity profile] hazeltea.livejournal.com
Hugh Laurie's cover of "Police Dog Blues" is the Pick of the Week at Starbucks this week. Basically, somewhere on the counter is a stack of business card sized promos with a cute picture of Hugh on the front and a code to download the song off of itunes for free on the back.

Might I suggest the Chai Tea Latte, sir?

Pure Fluff

Jun. 14th, 2011 08:35 pm
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Here are two tiny mini ficlets inspired by songs that came up on shuffle on my iPod. I'm apparently in a thoroughly soppy mood.

Title: Solace
Author: Wotwotleigh
Pairing: Biffy/Mabel
Rating: G
Words: 164
Summary: Jeeves is a good uncle.
Disclaimer: Jeeves, Bertie et al. belong to P. G. Wodehouse. I just wrote this for fun.
Author's Notes: Inspired by Solace (written by Scott Joplin, 1909; performed by Richard Zimmerman, 1970s?)


Read more... )

Title: Somebody Loves Me
Author: Wotwotleigh
Pairing: Unspecified. I'll leave it up to you. ;)
Rating: G
Words: 81
Summary: Bertie is not above a little soppiness now and again. He also lives dangerously.
Disclaimer: Jeeves, Bertie et al. belong to P. G. Wodehouse. I just wrote this for fun.
Author's Notes: Inspired by Somebody Loves Me (George Gershwin, 1924. Performed by Marion Harris, 1924).


Read more... )

[identity profile] bnmc2005.livejournal.com
Just thought I'd pass this along.

Earlier today the U.S. Library of Congress unveiled a project called "the National Jukebox." Now you can hear some of the rare audio recordings at the Library online. 

I know this is located in the U.S. but it might be a good research tool for anyone looking to write about Bertie and Jeeves whooping it up at some of the clubs in NYC or something.  You can search by date, name, genre  etc.


[identity profile] pantropia.livejournal.com
Ages ago, I was asked to do a podfic of 'Jeeves and the Dirty Pictures'. I tried, but my equipment wasn't up to the job. I've now got a laptop that doesn't make a noise like a jet taking off, a better mic, and I had the house to myself for the day. So I podficced 'Jeeves and the Niece Who Isn't' instead. No, I have no idea why I did that either.
Anyway, I've had a listen through, and I don't think it's come out too badly. I can think of worst things to spend half an hour listening to, anyway.

Jeeves and the Niece Who Isn't (sendspace) text version here
[identity profile] pantropia.livejournal.com
Hello. The body is out of work again, and so tech-brain has gone to sleep and let fic-brain out for a play. 18 pages and a lot of interruptions later, I've ground to a halt. Tomorrow I have the house to myself and as I've now got a better quality mic, I was thinking of doing that podfic I was asked to do ages ago rather than trying to continue this new thing just yet. Or, you know, if nobody cares any more, apply for jobs and do some college work.

I would therefore like to hear from anyone who'd be prepared to waste 18 word-doc pages-worth of their life reading it and tell me what to change. Or indeed, tell me how long they were reading it before they lost the will to live.

My usual MO is to just sit down and write until the thing is finished, occasionally remembering to sleep and eat and such, but, partially due to where I've left it (if it's considered worth continuing) I was thinking it might be interesting to try something different for this one - to set up a post on my journal where people can post anonymously what they think should happen next, vote for each others ideas, etc. Most popular one is what I then write. Worth a go?
[identity profile] almostlifesized.livejournal.com
When preparing for my 24-hour long bus journey to London (hurrah for ash clouds!) I looked for Jeeves and Wooster audiobooks on 7digital and found "The World of Jeeves and Wooster" (the tv-series OST). It can be found here. I'm not paid by 7digital to promote this, just thought the people here might be interested as I downloaded my version illegally and my own personal Jeeves disapproves.

Also, are there any Jeeves and Wooster or Wodehouse type events happening in London this spring/summer?
[identity profile] amphitritie.livejournal.com
First, In case any of you wanted I clipped the part of Bohemian Rhapsody so you don't have to watch the whole horrid thing to see the 30 seconds of Jeeves and Wooster.


Second, I adapted Gussie's prize presenting speech at Market Snodsberry Grammar School (Right Ho, Jeeves) into a dramatic monologue, as I just watched the adaption in the television program and I was not impressed with the way the writers cut it nor how the actor delivered it.


Third, anyone know where I can attain the MP3 to Good Evening Vienna, or something to that affect.

Fourth, I promise to bring you all fanart soon, but after a dreary day I came home, expecting to make progress on my pieces, but could not find the pencil sharpener. Rummy.

Fifth, I rewatched Season 1 today and realized again how much I adore Tuppy. I just wanna give him a hug! Steak and kidney pie!
[identity profile] toodlepipsigner.livejournal.com
Here, have lovely things!

 "The Code of the Woosters" by P.G. Wodehouse, read by Simon Callow, zipped file, 82,072 KB. In 4 parts on Megaupload.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

"The Inimitable Jeeves" by P.G. Wodehouse, read by Simon Callow, zipped file, 70,055 KB. In 4 parts on Megaupload.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Ring for Jeeves [x-posted to [info]theaudiolibrary ]
"Ring for Jeeves"/"The Return of Jeeves" by P.G, Wodehouse, read by Nigel Lambert, in 12 parts on Megaupload.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five *See comments below for alternative link.
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine
Part Ten
Part Eleven
Part Twelve

Let me know of any complications and I shall be happy to amend if I possibly can. Toodlepip for now!
PS: I love how generally when Callow does the impression of a formidable aunt or female his voice actually dips lower into masculine tones.
[identity profile] niektete.livejournal.com
Ladies! Gentlemen! The World of Jeeves and Wooster is once more available to the public!

I did a random search for Hugh Laurie on iTunes, and finally, the good old songs are available again!  The Dover Street Jazzomaniacs and Bertie Wooster, previously only available by bootlegging (or, asking a kindly person on indeedsir to send the copied files), are now up for downloading at standard iTunes rates ^^ Isn't it marvellous?

The downside, though, is that certain songs are missing. Or rather, the parts which are direct offcuts from the series are. Such as Bertie and Gussie practicing to play for Gertrude.

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[personal profile] erinptah
The BBC website has the first episode of the radio adaptation of Joy in the Morning available this week!

(First time posting since the tags were implemented - hope I've done it right ^_^)
[identity profile] queen-fiend.livejournal.com
What ho! Here are the screencaps for series 2, episode 1: Jeeves Saves the Cow Creamer. Download all of them here. :)

I have also uploaded some nice period music for you guys. Some Cab Calloway, some purely instrumental numbers, and other swing stuff. :D Download them here, and enjoy!

Song list:

Benny Goodman - King Porter Stomp
Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing
Benny Goodman - Stompin' at the Savoy
Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher (this is an old recording so the quality's not great)
Cab Calloway - The Scat Song
Cab Calloway - Zaz Zuh Zaz (this must be a sequel to Minnie the Moocher)
Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodside
Duke Ellington - Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington - East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo
Glenn Miller - Chatanooga Choo Choo
Jimmy Dorsey - Tiger Rag
Les Brown - Love Me of Leave Me
Louis Armstrong - Hotter Than That
Louis Armstrong - West End Blues

I'm not too pleased with my commentary this time, but hopefully my musical offering will make up for it. ;)

Well, on to the screencaps! )
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[identity profile] random-nexus.livejournal.com
I've been sharing some of the Jooster-flavored goodness of mine, and that I've had shared with me by others in this community, and it's come around like the best kind of "pay it forward" process and I've gotten more goodies.  From someone who's not even a Jeeves & Wooster addict!  *grin*  I know, amazing.

He sent me some music and this comment about it:
"My favourite bits of your Jeeves and Wooster mix have been making the rounds, and finding echo. So far I've received the theme of the series, and several versions of "Topsy" a jazz standard which was notionally supposed to be the show's theme, but allegedly ran into copyright trouble and was eventually abandoned, though not before some "Sounds a hell of a lot like..." circumspections were tried.
Seems to me there's still a good deal of Topsy in the theme itself."

So, see below what he sent, and what I'm sharing with you, lovely and talented Jeeves & Wooster Fans.

Jeeves & Wooster Theme

This is supposed to be two versions of the same piece:
Topsy #1 - Count Basie
Topsy #2 - Count Basie

Fairly obvious, I guess.
Topsy - Benny Goodman

Now, I listened to the two Count Basie versions when I got them and I'm reasonably sure they were different, but I was quite sleepy at the time and may have had sleep dep dain bramage, so let me know if they're identical and I'll snip one out.

Enjoy, friends & neighbors.

[identity profile] chaoticchaos13.livejournal.com

Title: Age Comes to Us All story text.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] storyfan 
Reader: [livejournal.com profile] chaoschick13 
Pairing: Jeeves/Wooster
Length: 5 minutes
Size: 5mb
Format: MP3

Download Link: Clicky

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] storyfan for allowing me to record this and for giving it a listen before posting. Thanks also to [personal profile] random_nexus  for being a beta listener.


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