FTX 093 - ROCKET ALONG

FAMOUS FOLKSINGERS IN THE FIFTIES

What brought about the British Folksong Revival in the 1950s? The early collectors scoured the countryside with the first tape recorders and on the radio, for the very first time, listeners heard traditional performers and singing unaccompanied (no more than two verses permitted). Then with the first city performers the first use of guitars, banjos and percussion accompaniment. For this, Peter set up a studio at Cecil Sharp House and, after the buses stopped running in Regents Park Road, he recorded the best of London singers through the night. He took the tapes to George Martin at Abbey Road, John Marshall designed the covers, and three LPs were published: Rocket Along, Jug of Punch and Pinch of Salt.

SPACE GIRL - THEY'VE GONE AND CLOSED OUR RAILWAY - THE WEE MAGIC STANE - NANCY WHISKY - COSHER BAILEY - THE FIREMAN'S NOT FOR ME - SMITHFIELD MARKET BURNING - THE BEGGAR WENCH - DARK AS A DUNGEON - THE BLEACHER LASSIE - BRIAN O LINN - THE CONSCRIPT'S FAREWELL - ON A BRITISH SUBMARINE - LONG YEARS AGO - ARBROATH LIFEBOAT TRAGEDY - THE LICHT BOB'S LASSIE - HENRY MARTIN - FOOTBALL CRAZY - HIGHER GERMANIE - TOM'S GONE TO HILO - GRAT FOR GRUEL - A HORSE NAMED BILL - THE MARY ANN McHUGH - THE HANDSOME CABIN BOY - BOLD ROBINSON - THE ROBINSON-TURPIN FIGHT - RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY - FINE GIRL YOU ARE

 

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