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Ewan MacColl: Barrack Room Ballads

Ewan MacColl: Barrack Room Ballads (Topic 10T26)

Barrack Room Ballads
Ewan MacColl

Topic Records 10T26 (10" LP, UK, 1958)

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Nineteen songs from a set of recording sessions were released over the years on at least four different titled records on three labels: This one and its expanded reissue Bundook Ballads (12T130, 1965) were on the Topic label, and Bless 'Em All and Other British Army Songs was on Riverside RLP 12-642 (1957). The latter was reissued in the 1960s as British Army Songs on Washington WLP 711.

Tracks [2-3, 5, 11] recorded by Ewan MacColl in 1956;
Tracks [1, 4, 6-10] recorded by Bill Leader in 1958

See Nick Guida's The Balladeers Scotland for more information on this record.

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, guitar [1-2, 4, 6, 8-10], banjo [7];
Jimmy MacGregor, guitar [3, 5];
John Cole, harmonica [3, 5, 11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Join the British Army (Roud 5680) (1.29)
  2. The Ghost Army of Korea (Roud 2567) (2.23)
  3. The Ballad of Wadi Maktilla (Roud 10503) (3.01)
  4. The Young Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (4.30)
  5. Bless 'Em All (Roud 6402) (4.33)
  1. Any Complaints (Roud 2564) (1.56)
  2. The Second Front Song (5.38)
  3. Seven Years in the Sand (Roud 2568) (1.21)
  4. Farewell to Sicily (Roud 10501) (2.45)
  5. Browned Off (2.27)
  6. When This Ruddy War Is Over (Roud 10529) (2.29)

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Ewan MacColl: Bundook Ballads

Ewan MacColl: Bundook Ballads (Topic 12T130)

Bundook Ballads
Songs and Ballads from the Barrack Room
Ewan MacColl

Topic Records 12T130 (LP, UK, 1965)
Topic Records TSDL130 (DL, UK, June 2010)

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Nineteen songs from a set of recording sessions were released over the years on at least four different titled records on three labels: This one and its shorter predecessor Barrack Room Ballads (10T26, 1958) were on the Topic label and Bless 'Em All and other British Army Songs on Riverside RLP 12-642 (1957). The latter was reissued in the 1960s as British Army Songs on Washington WLP 711.

Tracks [2, 4-6, 8, 10, 13, 15] recorded by Ewan MacColl in 1956;
Tracks [1, 3, 7, 9, 11-12, 14] recorded by Bill Leader in 1958;
Notes by Ewan MacColl

See Nick Guida's The Balladeers Scotland for more information on this record.

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, guitar [1, 3, 6-7, 9, 12, 14], banjo [11];
Jimmy MacGregor, guitar [4, 10, 15];
John Cole, harmonica [2, 4-5, 8, 10, 15]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Any Complaints (Roud 2564) (1.56)
  2. The Fortress Song (1.56)
  3. Farewell to Sicily (Roud 10501) (2.45)
  4. The Ballad of Wadi Maktilla (Roud 10503) (3.01)
  5. The Dying Soldier (3.19)
  6. The Ghost Army of Korea (Roud 2567) (2.23)
  7. Browned Off (2.27)
  8. When This Ruddy War Is Over (Roud 10529) (2.29)
  1. Join the British Army (Roud 5680) (1.29)
  2. On the Move Tonight (1.47)
  3. The Second Front Song (5.38)
  4. Seven Years in the Sand (Roud 2568) (1.21)
  5. Hand Me Down Me Petticoat (1.23)
  6. The Young Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (4.30)
  7. Bless 'Em All (Roud 6402) (4.33)