FTX - 091- DIRTY OLD TOWN
- STEVE BENBOW AT THE SKIFFLE CELLAR
These recordings are probably the earliest made in "The
Skiffle Cellar" which was operated by Russell Quaye and Hilda Sims in 1958. Steve
was performing there with his "FOLK FOUR" featuring vocalist, Stella, with Jimmie
Macgregor on mandolin and Vic Pitt, bass. The concept of "Skiffle"
originated when two friends of Peter Kennedy: John Hasted, nuclear physicist
at London University and Redd Sullivan a busking merchant seaman, both folk
and socialist enthusiasts, visited Peter's "Reel Club" and played
a type of music which had originated on board ship with three instruments:
guitar, a washboard and tea-chest bass. The term "skiffle"
was aleady being used fopr the accompaniment of a number of folksongs such as "Knickerbocker Line"
and "Maggie May".
AS I ROVED OUT - DERBY RAM - DIRTY OLD TOWN
(composed by McColl) - TURPIN HERO - MANCHESTER RAMBLER (McColl)
- WHIP JAMBOREE - JACK TAR ON SHORE - CRUISIN ROUND YARMOUTH
- PULL THE STRING - TIME TO BE MADE A WIFE - DARK-EYED
GYPSY - TRUELOVER'S FAREWELL - BOLL WEEVIL - DINKS SONG
- BLUE TAIL FLY - TWO BROTHERS - COME ALL YOU FAIR & TENDER
LADIES - LOLLY TOO DUM - KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE - SWING
LOW SWEET CHARIOT - WAYFARIN STRANGER - MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT
ASHORE - RAIN RAIN RAIN - HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - SLACK
YOUR ROPE, HANGMAN