Jake Thackray, often to be seen on TV back in the 60's , was the closest that England had to a chansonnier. Described as a wit to rival Noel Coward and influencing artists as diverse as Morrissey, Victoria Wood and The Arctic Monkeys, he was Yorkshire's very own Georges Brassens.
Here is the the tracklisting for Ideal and here is the the tracklisting for The Very Best of...
A tribute by Momus can be read here.
Thanks to Jimmie for steering me towards this.
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