made by the great percussionist James Blades
Not come across this gentleman prior, I may recognise his voice
on hearing it. All news to me.
I do however, recall with great clarity, the muscled gentleman, smashing the gong
at the beginning of the Rank Organisation films
His most famous and widely heard performances were the sound of the drum playing "V-for-Victory" in Morse code, the introduction to the BBC broadcasts made to the European Resistance during World War II, and providing the sound of the gong seen at the start of films produced by the Rank Organisation. Blades played this sound on a tam-tam. On screen Blades's sound was mimed to by the "Gongman".