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