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Voice of the People - Series Two

TSCD671

YOU NEVER HEARD SO SWEET Track List

Songs by Southern English Traditional Singers. Selected & presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy & Bob Copper.

Ned Adams, Joe Spicer, Lily Cook, George Maynard, Noah Gillette, Bob & Ron Copper, George Burton, Lily Cook, Luther Hills & Mark Fuller, Jim Barrett, Jim Swain, Turp Brown, Fred Hewett, Mrs. Hewett, George Attrill, George Maynard, Enos White, Jim Copper, Gladys Stone, Luther Hills with Mark Fuller, George Spicer, Harry Upton, Lottie Chapman, Frank Cole, Albert Beale, Bob & Ron Copper.

 

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TSCD672D

I'M A ROMANY RAI  Track List

Songs by Southern English Gypsy Traditional Singers. Selected & presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s and 1960s  by Peter Kennedy.

Phoebe Smith, Tom Willett, Janet Penfold, Rebecca Penfold, Charlie Scamp, Mary Fuller, Wally Fuller, Sheila Smith, Tom Willett, Rebecca Penfold, Jack Fuller, Wally Fuller, Chris Willett, Jack Fuller, Rebecca Penfold, Chris Willett, Wally Fuller, Carolyne Hughes (29 tracks), Celia Warren, John Hughes, Carrie Hughes, John Hughes.

 

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TSCD673T  Track List

GOOD PEOPLE, TAKE WARNING

Ballads sung by British and Irish Traditional Singers.

Selected & presented by Steve Roud from recordings made in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Bob & Ron Copper, Jean Elvin, Maggie Chambers,

Bess Cronin, Paddy Doran, Ben Butcher, Maggie

Stewart, Phil Tanner, Jeannie Robertson, Gabriel

Figg, Sarah Makem, Lucy Stewart, Thomas Moran, Jim O’Neill, Mick

McAlinden, Maureen Melly, Sam Larner, Phoebe Smith, Margaret Jeffrey,

Harry Cox, Mary Toner, Harry List, Dodie Chalmers, Gladys Stone, Seamus Ennis, Paddy McCluskey, Lucy Stewart, Jim Copper, Jean Mathew, Paddy Grant, Thomas Moran, Ethel Findlater, Harry Upton, Mary Doran, Joe Thomas, Dot Foubister, Michael Gallagher, Jim O’Neill, Charlotte Higgins, Maggie Chambers, Peter Donnelly,Togo Crawford, Mary Anne Stewart, Emily Bishop, Joseph Higgins, Michael Gallagher, Jean Mathew, Joe Moran, Fred Jordan, George Bloomfield, Mary McGarvey & Leslie Johnson.

 

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TSCD675  Track List

GOOD HUMOUR FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT

     This latest addition to Topic's now-essential Voice of the People series features 60 recordings of traditional dance music from Northumberland and Cumberland.
     The recordings in the Voice of the People series represent cultures that have passed or are passing rapidly, as the social and economic conditions and the habitats that supported them have gone or are going forever. These performances have timeless appeal and resonances and, fortunately for successive generations, Peter Kennedy.
     In 1954, there were no other collectors, corporate, professional or amateur, prepared to explore the nature of English traditional dance and traditional dance music, and the only precedent in recording traditional dance music on location was set by Peter Kennedy; the fruits of the pioneering field trip he undertook that year are presented here - great tunes, great style, subtle decoration and great rhythm ? warm and entertaining ? a potential eye-opener for the newcomer and an object lesson for some old-timers.
     Of equal importance, Peter laid down some basic material for the subsequent construction of a history and an appreciation of traditional music and dance in the Border hills.

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TSCD676D Track List

THE BARLEY MOW

     Astonishing field recordings and a film made in Suffolk by Peter Kennedy in the 1950s, a rich record of a community steeped in traditional song and singing.
     As early as 1949, Peter Kennedy had begun making field recordings of traditional music in the West Country of England on his own initiative and at his own expense with a factory prototype tape recorder lent to him by a friend. During the time the recordings included in this CD/DVD collection were made, 1953-1956, Peter was working part-time for the EFDSS and part-time for the BBC, and in his free time he engaged in projects of his own and those he shared with Alan Lomax; although Peter undertook his own recording trips to Suffolk in 1952, he and Lomax did not meet up in Suffolk until October 10th 1953, to record singers at the Ship in Blaxhall, then onto Swefling the following day to record Harry List.
     Peter had been keen to record traditional music and dance performance on film, and Lomax attended the first day of filming at the Ship in November 1955.
     June 1956 saw Peter in the area again, this time recording Phoebe Smith, her neighbour Jim Baldry, Bob Roberts, Jumbo Brightwell and Edgar Button. With this wealth of recorded material, Peter laid the foundations for future research into a region rich in traditional music, dance and song.

 

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TSCD677T Track List

THE FLAX IN BLOOM

     A wide selection of traditional music from Ulster across three themed discs, from the pioneering recordings of 1952-3 by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle.
     Traditional music-making in Ireland in 1952 was flourishing well enough in its own social settings, but it was largely hidden from the view of mainstream society. Certainly, radio and the record industry on both sides of the border scarcely knew of its existence.
     So it is quite remarkable that Peter Kennedy from London and Sean O'Boyle from Armagh should have combined forces and taken upon themselves, with limited resources and technical equipment, to explore and record what they could find in Ulster.
     This album presents a selection of their location recordings, most of which have never been issued commercially before. Each of the three CDs is presented as a separate programme but, taken together, they give a wide and varied view of traditional music in Ulster in the early 1950's.

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TSCD678 Track List

ORKNEY

     A selection of the ground-breaking field recordings of instrumental music in Orkney made by Peter Kennedy in 1955.
     The BBC, for whom Peter Kennedy was working part-time in 1955, had more or less left Orkney alone in its recording activity, except for some recordings about local customs and beliefs made on location in 1954. At the time, Orkney was seen as being at the extreme edge of Great Britain, and was virgin territory for a music collector such as Peter, who travelled there in 1955, recording singers and musicians in informal circumstances, amassing a wealth of songs, dances and some speech excerpts that still exist.
     This CD presents a representative selection of the instrumental pieces from that treasure trove of traditional music.

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The greatest set of CDs of English, Irish and Scottish singing and music ever produced. Including: Sarah Makem, Geoff Ling, Mary Anne Haynes, Tommy McGrath, Pop Maynard, Willie Clancy, Jimmy McBeath, Paddy Tunney, Harry Cox, Rose Murphy, Joe Heaney, Belle Stewart, Phil Tanner, Eddie Butcher, Turp Brown, Margaret Barry, Walter Pardon, Martin Gorman, Joseph Taylor, Micho Russell, Jeannie Robertson, Cyril Poacher, Tom Willet, Johnny Doughty, John Rae, Sam Larner, Lizzie Higgins, George Ling, Frank Verrill, Harry Upton, Bob Hart, Bob Roberts, Willie Scott, Fred Jordan, Packie Manus Byrne, Liz Jefferies, Stanley Robertson, Geordie Hannah, John McDonald, Ben Butcher, Freda Palmer, John Reilly, Phoebe Smith, Enos White, Scan Tester, Michael Coleman, Sarah Anne O'Neill, Paddy Breen, Davie Stewart, Jinky Wells, Tom Lennihan, Jimmy Knights, Bob Cann, Maggy Murphy, Bampton Morris, Charlie Wills, Sheila Stewart, Jasper Smith, May Bradley, Percy Brown, Oscar Woods, Stephen Baldwin, Walter Bulwer, Font Whatling, Fred Whiting, Amy Birch, Wiggy Smith, George Spicer etc. etc.

 

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TSCD651 Track List

COME LET US BUY THE LICENCE

'Songs of courtship & marriage'

 

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TSCD652 Track List

MY SHIP SHALL SAIL THE OCEAN

'Songs of tempest & sea battles, sailor lads & fishermen' 

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TSCD653 Track List

O'ER HIS GRAVE THE GRASS GREW GREEN

'Tragic ballads'

 

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TSCD654  Track List

FAREWELL, MY OWN NATIVE LAND

'Songs of exile & emigration'

 

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TSCD655 Track List

COME ALL MY LADS THAT FOLLOW THE PLOUGH

'The life of rural working men & women' 

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TSCD656  Track List

TONIGHT I'LL MAKE YOU MY BRIDE

'Ballads of true & false lovers'

 

 

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TSCD657  Track List

FIRST I'M GOING TO SING YOU A DITTY

'Rural fun & frolics'

 

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TSCD658 Track List

A STORY I'M JUST ABOUT TO TELL

'Local events & national issues'

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TSCD659  Track List

RIG-A-JIG-JIG

'Dance music of the south of England'

 

 

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TSCD660  Track List

WHO'S THAT AT MY BED WINDOW?

'Songs of love & amorous encounters'

 

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TSCD661  Track List

MY FATHER'S THE KING OF THE GYPSIES

'Music of English & Welsh travellers & gypsies' 

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TSCD662 Track List

WE'VE RECEIVED ORDERS TO SAIL

'Jackie Tar at sea & on shore'

 

 

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TSCD663 Track List

THEY ORDERED THEIR PINTS OF BEER AND BOTTLES OF SHERRY

'The joys & curse of drink' 

 

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TSCD664 Track List

TROUBLES THEY ARE BUT FEW

'Dance tunes & ditties'

 

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TSCD665 Track List

AS ME AND MY LOVE SAT COURTING

'Songs of love, courtship & marriage'

 

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TSCD666 Track List

YOU LAZY LOT OF BONE-SHAKERS

'Songs & dance tunes of seasonal events'

 

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TSCD667 Track List

IT FELL ON A DAY A BONNY SUMMER DAY

'Ballads'

 

 

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TSCD668 Track List

TO CATCH A FINE BUCK WAS MY DELIGHT

'Songs of hunting & poaching'

 

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TSCD669 Track List

RANTING & REELING

'Dance music of the north of England'

 

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TSCD670 Track List

THERE IS A MAN UPON THE FARM

Working men & women in song'

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VTC10CD Stepping it out again!

'traditional folk music, songs and stories from England & Ireland'.

These recordings were made by John Howson between 1975 and 2000 and come from his large collection which is now housed at the British Library’s National Sound Archive. They include some remarkable performances which have, surprisingly, eluded release on CD until now. Here is a vivid insight into the diversity of traditional folk songs, tunes, stories and stepdancing in rural and urban England and Ireland. Performers include: Jimmy Lynch, Tom Smith, Septimus Fawcett, Emma Vickers, Brian & Darren Breslin, Jack Stannard, Harry Litherland, Sarah Anne O'Neill, Reg Pratley, Denys Troughton, John Campbell, David Savage, Eli Frankham, Lucy Farr & Cyril Barber.  

 

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FSCD70 Track List

ANGLO INTERNATIONAL

'Anglo concertina playing from around the world' with John Kirkpatrick, Noel Hill, Niall Vallely, Scan Tester, Fred Kilroy, Chris Sherburn, Andy Turner, Bertram Levy, Frank Edgley, Andrew Blakeney-Edwards, Roger Digby, Bob Davenport, Nigel Chippendale, Harry Scurfield, Will Duke, Regardt de Bruin, Tom Lawrence, Roger Edwards with Trio Threlfall, Mary MacNamara, Kate McNamara, Mandy Murray, John Watcham, Zulu Squashbox, Zak van der Vyver, Felix Castro, Jody Kruskal, Alan Day. Previously unreleased archive recordings and specially commissioned recordings with a 48-page booklet.


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ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL

After the success of ‘Anglo International’ last year Roots records have now produced a triple CD set featuring players of the English concertina. Subtitled ‘with some of the best players from around the world’ the CDs include: Alistair Anderson, Ashton-under Lyne Concertina Band, Allan Atlas, Damien Barber, Martin Bradley, Danny Chapman, Tommy Dale, Walter Dale, Juliette Daum, Harry Dunn, Alf Edwards, Jan Elliott, Tommy Elliott, Fayre Four Sisters, Mark Gilston, Sarah Graves, Robert Harbon, Heywood Concertina Band, J. Hume, Graham Jenkins, Tim Jennings, Tom Jukes, Gregory Matusewitch, Henrick Muller, Lea Nicholson, John Nixon, Obi’s Boys, Frank Olloms, Tom Prince, Raphael, Ian Robb, Ernest Rutterford, Pauline de Snoo, Rainer Submilch, Simon Thoumire, Dave Townsend, Wim Wakker and Bernard Wrigley.


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Musical Traditions


MTCD 315-6  Track List

HAVE A DROP MAIR Kevin & Eileen Mitchell

Ballads and songs from Ireland and Scotland from these two fine solo singers.

 

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MTCD333 Track List

THE BIRDS UPON THE TREE

A further selection from the Mike Yates Collection.

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MTCD356-7 Track List

KING'S HEAD FOLK CLUB

a compilation of recordings made at the King’s Head Folk Club in North London between 1968 and 1970. Included are Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman, George Belton, Bob Cann, Daisy Chapman, Seamus Ennis, Lizzie Higgins, Tim Lyons, Freddie McKay, Oliver Mulligan, Albert Shaw, Phoebe Smith, Scan Tester, Terry Vosper, Percy Webb and Alf Wildman.  N.B. The sleeve notes warn that these recordings were made on domestic equipment and although modern noise reduction has been used the recording are ‘at least listenable, if not good’.          

 

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