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GOOD PEOPLE, TAKE WARNING TSCD673T

A three CD collection of Ballads sung by British and Irish Traditional Singers.

Good People, Take Warning is presented and selected by the noted folklorist Steve Roud from classic recordings made in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Series editor: Reg Hall

The emphasis in the presentation of the Voice Of The People series has been weighted towards the social lives and values of the performers. This volume, however, focuses on the history and meaning of the songs. It wasn’t thought necessary by field collectors in the 1950s to enquire very deeply into the family and social background of the singers they were recording, with the consequence that they very often documented only with thumbnail sketches.

CD1
1. Bob & Ron Copper: The Bold Fisherman
2. Jean Elvin: The Boston Smuggler
3. Maggie Chambers: Doran’s Ass
4. Bess Cronin: Molly Bawn
5. Paddy Doran: Seven Yellow Gypsies
6. Ben Butcher: In Sheffi eld Park
7. Maggie Stewart: The Braes o’ Strathblane
8. Phil Tanner: The Bonny Bunch of Roses
9. Jeannie Robertson: Johnnie Cock
10. Gabriel Figg: Holloman’s Ivy
11. Sarah Makem: Carolina and the Sailor
12. Lucy Stewart: The Jolly Beggar
13. Thomas Moran: The Blind Beggar’s Daughter
14. Jim O’Neill: Her Mantle So Green
15. Mick McAlinden: My Father’s Serving Boy
16. Maureen Melly: The Trip over the Mountain
17. Sam Larner: The London Steamer
18. Phoebe Smith: The Oxford Girl
19. Margaret Jeffrey: When I Was a Young Maid

CD2
1. Jean Elvin: Blooming Caroline
2. Harry Cox: The Crabfish
3. Bess Cronin: Barbara Allen
4. Mary Toner: Jogging up to Claudy
5. Harry List: The Light Dragoon
6. Dodie Chalmers: The Golden Victory
7. Gladys Stone: Her Servant Man
8. Seamus Ennis: Captain Wedderburn
9. Sarah Makem: Our Ship She’s Ready
10. Paddy McCluskey: Willie and Mary
11. Lucy Stewart: Two Pretty Boys
12. Jim Copper: You Seamen Bold
13. Jean Mathew: The American Stranger
14. Paddy Grant: McCaffery
15. Thomas Moran: The Blind Man He Could See
16. Ethel Findlater: The Maid of the Cowdie and Knowes
17. Harry Upton: The Wreck of the Northfleet
18. Mary Doran: Oxford City
19. Joe Thomas: The Banks of Sweet Dundee
20. Dot Foubister: The Brig Columbus
21. Michael Gallagher: The Devil and the Bailiff
22. Jim O’Neill: The Moorlough Shore
23. Charlotte Higgins: Lord Bateman

CD3
1. Maggie Chambers: The Banks of the Silvery Tide
2. Bob & Ron Copper: The Hungry Fox
3. Lucy Stewart: The Twa Sisters
4. Thomas Moran: Handsome Polly
5. Peter Donnelly: John McCann
6. Togo Crawford: The Gates o’ the Drum
7. Mary Anne Stewart: The Dowie Dens o’ Yarrow
8. Harry Cox: The Squire and the Gypsy
9. Emily Bishop: Blow the Windy Morning
10. Joseph Higgins: The Banks of the Bann
11. Michael Gallagher: Hiring Time
12. Jean Mathew: The Bleacher Lassie
13. Joe Moran: Willie Lennix
14. Sam Larner: Pretty Polly
15. Bess Cronin: Well Sold the Cow
16. Fred Jordan: Six Pretty Maids
17. George Bloomfield: Young George Oxbury
18. Mary McGarvey: Young but Growing
19. Leslie Johnson: Butter and Cheese and All

Available now from:
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FOUR NEW VOICE OF THE PEOPLE VOLUMES (2012)

Drawn from recordings made during the 1950s and 60s these four volumes capture the music making of working people. This is the home-spun art and entertainment that enriched the lives of working people in pubs and cottages, in social clubs and village halls and on the street, and was made “by people with dirt under their finger nails.” This is music that has been largely ignored by the vagaries of the commercial recording industry. The emphasis in the presentation of this series has been weighted towards the social lives and values of the performers.

Series Editor Reg Hall has chosen individual experts to select and compile these four volumes – Shirley Collins, Steve Roud and Rod Stradling.

TSCD671 YOU NEVER HEARD SO SWEET : Songs by Southern English Traditional Singers.
Selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper
TSCD672D I’M A ROMANY RAI : Songs by Southern English Gypsy Traditional Singers.

Selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy
TSCD673T  GOOD PEOPLE, TAKE WARNING : Ballads by British and Irish Traditional Singers.
Selected and presented by Steve Roud from classic recordings made in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s
TSCD674  SARAH MAKEM : The Heart Is True

Classic recordings of this important Northern Irish Traditional singer selected and presented by Rod Stradling

“Topic’s original 20-volume The Voice Of The People series in 1998 provided a plethora of superb material for UK folk’s productive new wave to gorge on. Now, courtesy of another goldmine of 1950s field recordings salvaged largely from the late collector Peter Kennedy’s archive, Reg Hall, Shirley Collins, Steve Roud and Rod Stradling have compiled a cracking new series with detailed, illuminating booklets shining a revelatory light on Britain and Ireland’s ‘old music’. Hopefully it will inspire future generations… Magnificent” ★★★★ Colin Irwin, MOJO

“The Voice Of The People is the most important and rewarding series of British folk song recordings ever issued.” fRoots Magazine

★★★★★ Songlines    ★★★★★ Record Collector   ★★★★ Q   ★★★★ MOJO