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 Post subject: Who was 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' ?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:06 am 
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I know who Lord Haw Haw was but who was Boo Hoo of Moscow?

It can't have been Stalin as the record refers to radio propaganda presenters speaking English.

The record was created in 1939 I believe.

Thank you for any information you can give.


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 Post subject: Re: Who was 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:56 am 
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Probably a creation of the Western Brothers whose Columbia labels, such as the one posted above, featured "the old school tie"...


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 Post subject: Re: Who was 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:12 am 
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Nice link on them here

http://home.earthlink.net/~twestern/Gen ... /index.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Who was 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:09 am 
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Very good link.

I wonder if 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' was a real person though. Broadcasting at a time when Russia and UK were not allies ?

The link does state:


“Uncle Boo-Hoo of Moscow and Lord Haw-Haw of Zeesen,

We may be two Britishers, but three cheers for treason!”


Maybe a made up character but if he was real who was he ? I suppose the original article by Jonah Barrington in the Daily Express which inspired the song might explain but I can't find that :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Who was 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:15 am 
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Oh, this article link:


http://stanbutler5.moonfruit.com/the-western-brothers/4587400639


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'... and who recorded their new song as 'Uncle Boo-Hoo of Moscow, and Lord Haw-Haw of Zeesen" a couple of posh British traitors broadcasting for the enemy ...'


so who was this 'Boo Hoo' person ?


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 Post subject: Re: Who was 'Boo Hoo of Moscow' ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:17 am 
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another good Western Brothers site is where you can also hear the records including "Lord Haw-Haw the Humbug of Hamburg" as well as press and memorabilia etc

http://stanbutler5.moonfruit.com/wester ... 4587403565


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