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YOU NEVER HEARD SO SWEET TSCD671

A collection of songs by Southern English Traditional singers.

You Never Heard So Sweet is selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic field recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper.
Series Editor – Reg Hall.

“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.” ★★★★ Colin Irwin, MOJO

1. Ned Adams: The Bold Princess Royal
2. Joe Spicer: Heave on the Trawl
3. Lily Cook: Caroline and her Young Sailor
4. George Maynard: Down by the Seaside
5. Noah Gillette: The Bonny Bunch of Roses O
6. Bob & Ron Copper: Birds in the Spring
7. George Burton: The Pretty Ploughboy
8. Lily Cook: The Lark in the Morning
9. Luther Hills & Mark Fuller: Dame Durden
10. Jim Barrett: Spencer the Rover
11. Jim Swain: Jim the Carter Lad
12. Turp Brown: Six Jolly Miners
13. Fred Hewett: While Jones’s Ale Was New
14. Mrs. Hewett: Old Johnny Buckle
15. George Attrill: The Broken-Down Gentleman
16. George Maynard: Cloddy Banks
17. Enos White: The Bold Dragoon
18. Jim Copper: Lemany
19. Gladys Stone: Deep in Love
20. Luther Hills with Mark Fuller: The Foggy Dew
21. George Spicer: The Folkestone Murder
22. Harry Upton: Canadee-i-o
23. Lottie Chapman: The Silver Pin
24. Frank Cole: The Bold Trooper
25. Albert Beale: The Moon Shines Bright

Available now from:
TOPIC SHOP, AMAZON, ITUNES and on SPOTIFY

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