Tutankhamun all wrapped up

Tutankhamun all wrapped up – Sue Casson & The Brannick Academy

TutankhamunTutankhamun – all wrapped up is a show made up of songs mostly written by Sue Casson and The Brannick Academy. They were first conceived as a soundtrack to Tom Blackmore’s film documentary charting the search for Nefertiti’s tomb and performed as a series of cabaret concerts at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent under the title Wonderful Things. Now they are given a new life (like Tutankhamun himself) to describe the epic quest of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon for the tomb of Tutankhamun.

 

And now, in Tutankhamun – All Wrapped Up, Sue Casson & The Brannick Academy have created a musical amuse-bouche to entertain you as you remember the images from the exhibition and the epic story that was the discovery of Tutankhamun.

CD tracklisting

At the Winter Palace Hotel (Sue Casson)

  • Piano: Casson; Vibes, bass guitar, darabuka, triangle, toenails shaker, egg shaker, wood block, udu, riq, bass drum: The Brannick Academy

What’s this all about? Spoken interlude

Tutankhamun (Chris Brannick & Sue Casson)

  • Vocals: Brannick & Casson; Piano: Casson & Brannick; Vibes & programming of bass & percussion: The Brannick Academy

Tell us about Carter and Carnarvon… Spoken interlude

The Egyptologist (Sue Casson)

  • Vocals: Casson & Brannick; Piano: Casson; Tam tam, tom tom, snake shaker, egg shaker, bongos, guiro, triangle, riq: The Brannick Academy; Cello: Caryl Caffery

…and the 1920s Spoken interlude

Old King Tut (William Jerome, music Harry von Tilzer)

  • Vocals: Brannick & Casson; Piano: Casson; Swanee whistle, bass guitar, drum kit: The Brannick Academy.

Brannick confides his dream Spoken interlude

(I want to be a) Pharaoh (Chris Brannick & Sue Casson)

  • Vocals: Brannick & Casson; Piano: Casson; Bass guitar & drum kit: The Brannick Academy.

Casson clings to the facts Spoken interlude

Bizarre, but not in Cairo (Sue Casson inspired by Charlie Chester, Ken Morris and Clinton Ford’s Old Bazaar)

  • All Vocals: Casson & Brannick; Piano: Casson; Bass guitar & drum kit: The Brannick Academy.

Speculation about heat and dust Spoken interlude

The Barman (Chris Brannick)

  • Vocals: Casson & Brannick; Piano: Brannick & Casson; Bass guitar & drum kit: The Brannick Academy.

Looking for an undiscovered tomb? Spoken interlude

Last Call for Nefertiti (Sue Casson)

  • Vocals: Casson; Piano: Casson; Cello: Caryl Caffery; Vibes, bass guitar & drum kit: The Brannick Academy.

A word of farewell Spoken interlude

(No-one’s ever been quite) Fair to the Pharaohs (Sue Casson & Chris Brannick)

  • Vocals: Casson & Brannick; Piano: Casson.

Play out Spoken interlude

Tutankhamun all wrapped up (Chris Brannick)

  • Piano: Casson & Brannick; Vibes & programming of bass & percussion: The Brannick Academy; Oohs: Casson

 

Original show written and directed by Tom Blackmore