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The Real Gone label has got some really good reviews for sound when the boast that it has been enhanced. 6 classic albums, over 4 CDs with 90 tracks at about a quid per LP or cheaper make this an absolute bargain. The great News is that there is now a volume 2. Here is a link.
DISC ONE: Songs of Robert Burns (1959): 1. Green Grow The Rashes, O 2. Landlady, Count The Lawin 3. I Maun Hae A Wife 4. O That I Had Never Been Married 5. Galloway Tam 6. I Hae A Wife O My Ain 7. There's Cauld Kail In Aberdeen 8. A Braw Wooer 9. Rantin Dog, The Daddio O't 10. Ay Waukin, O 11. Duncan Grey 12. Wha'll Mow Me Now 13. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie. 14. Hey Ca' Thro 15. To Daunton Me 16. Jumpin' John 17. What Can A Young Lassie Do Wi' An Auld Man 18. Dusty Miller 19. Tibbie Dunbar 20. Cooper O'Cuddy 21. She's Fair And Fause 22. Deil's Awa Wi Th' Exciseman 23. A Man's A Man For A'That Classic Scots Ballads (with Peggy Seeger) (1959): 24. Johnny Lad 25. False Lover Won Back 26. Aikendrum 27. The Gairdener Chyld 28. Maid Gaed To The Hill 29. Elfin Knight 30. The Banks Of The Nile DISC TWO: Classic Scots Ballads (with Peggy Seeger) (1959) [cont.]: 1. Hughie Graeme 2. Mormond Braes 3. Glasgow Peggy 4. Monymusk Lads 5. The Trooper And The Maid 6. I Loved A Lass 7. Lord Thomas And Fair Annie 8. Home, Family, Neighbours, Streets And Oaths Streets of Song (with Dominic Behan) (1959): 9. Singing Games And Ring Games 10. Skipping Rope, Bouncing Ball And Country Rhymes 11. Street Songs, Election Ditties, The Police, Prisons, Enemie 12. Songs Of Rhymes Of The Seasons 13. Street Poetry, Nonsense Rhymes, And Songs And Taunts 14. Night, Miscellaneous Street Songs, And The Day's End DISC THREE: Blow Boys, Blow (with A.L. Lloyd) (1960): 1. Row Bullies Row 2. Paddy Doyle. 3. Wild Goose Shany 4. While Cruising Round Yarmouth 5. Old Billy Riley 6. Handsome Cabin Boy 7. South Australia 8. Blow, Boys, Blow 9. Whup Jamboree 10. The Banks Of Newfoundland 11. Whiskey Johnny 12. Do Me Ama 13. Jack Tar 14. Paddy West 15. Haul On The Bowline 16. A Hundred Years Ago New Briton Gazette Volume 1 (with Peggy Seeger) (1960): 17. Come Fill Up Your Glasses 18. Ballad Of The Carpenter 19. Ballad Of Springhill 20. Lifeboat Mona 21. The Trafford Road Ballad 22. Fireman's Not For Me 23. (When) I Was A Young Lad DISC FOUR: New Briton Gazette Volume 1 (with Peggy Seeger) (1960) [cont.): 1. The Crooked Cross 2. There's Better Things To Do 3. Brother, Won't You Join In The Line 4. The Space Girl's Song 5. Come All You Gallant Colliers 6. Come Me Little Son 7. Fitter's Song 8. Exile Song New Briton Gazette Volume 2 (with Peggy Seeger) (1962): 9. The Banks They Are Rosy 10. Rosalie 11. March With Us Today 12. Lullabye For The Times 13. No Agents Need Apply 14. Printers Trade 15. The Ballad Of Jimmy Wilson 16. Big Hewer 17. Shoals Of Herring 18. Young Birds 19. Needle And Thread 20. Hey Ho! Cook And Rowe! 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 22. Come Live With Me 23. When I Was Young 24. The Hi' Cliffs of Spurn Point.
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What a fabulous release from the real gone label. Here we get six classic albums all together in one release. It is truly excellent. Ewan MacColl was born in Lancashire England to Scottish parents. He grew up learning folk songs from his parents. He also was politically influenced and became involved in political activity and the Theatre. After marrying he had to join the Army during 1940 but deserted six months later. Although it is clear that he was under special observation for his anti fascist activity. He became more interested in Tradition folk music by the 1950s and began recording on the Topic Label. He then had a career that saw him record upwards of 100 albums. There are really too many to collect. And most are not available on CD anyway. He divorced and re married and then fell in love with the American Peggy Seeger. MacColl wrote his own songs as well as performing Traditional material. Some of these songs were big hits when recorded by other people. And these songs often included political protest songs. In 1959 he began recording with folkways records. That is where this release starts. Disc one has the album from 1959 Songs of Robert Burns. Burns is considered the national poet of Scotland because of his poems and songs. He collected traditional melodies and composed lyrics to them if they did not exist. He fought hard to preserve them in their original Scottish form rather than Anglicize them. On this album MacColl one of the leaders of the British folk revival, presents a faithful interpretation of the great work of Burns. As with all the albums here there is no original art work or sleeve notes. This is a shame since the album did include notes about the unfamiliar words and phrases as well as notes on Burns as a songwriter. They are missing here, but all the original tracks are here re mastered and sounding great. Disc one continues with the beginning of another album called The Scots Ballads 1959 with Peggy Seegar. MacColl sings the main part of the words with able support from Seeger Whose guitar and banjo provide a sparse but solid backup. This album concludes on Disc Two. Disc Two also sees the beginning of the next album Streets of Song with Dominic Behan. This is an album of childhood memories of city streets from Glasgow, Salford and Dublin. If focuses on street games that used songs in play. Disc three begins with the fourth album Blow Boys Blow 1960. This album was one of the many that MacColl recorded with A.L.Lloyd This album like the previous albums is heavy on Traditional British Folk songs. It is a wonderful collection of sea Shanties and sailing songs performed by two of Britain’s most outstanding traditional music performers. The fifth album starts on Disc Three and ends on Disc four. The New British Gazette volume one 1960. This includes Peggy Seeger again. This is a fine collection of Traditional songs And Disc four continues with the last album New British Gazette volume two. This release is a great way to get recordings of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. It is a shame that the presentation is basic with no original art work or sleeve notes but the sound is excellent and the six albums all in one package is a bargain release.
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