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Ewan MacColl: Black and White

Ewan MacColl: Black and White (Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 038)

Black and White
The Definitive Collection
Ewan MacColl

Cooking Vinyl COOK 038 (LP, UK, 1990)
Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 038 (CD, UK, 1990)
Green Linnet GLCD 3058 (CD, US, 1991)

Recorded live and in the studio between 1972 and 1986 (see below);
Compiled by Neill and Calum MacColl;
Sleeve designed by Martin Brown at Rodeo Design;
Front cover photograph by Jim Maginn

Musicians

The track numbers refer to the Cooking Vinyl CD as the LP misses two tracks (The Manchester Rambler and The Moving-On Song).

Ewan MacColl, vocals [1-17, 19-20];
Peggy Seeger, vocals [1, 4-6, 9, 18], backing vocals [17,20], guitar [1, 3-6, 8, 14, 16, 18, 20], banjo [2, 9, 12, 17], English concertina [8, 20], Appalachian dulcimer [15], banjolin [20];
Bruce Turner, clarinet [4];
Dill Katz, bass [9, 14];
Calum MacColl, vocals [9, 14], whistle [9], guitar [14];
Neill MacColl, vocals [9, 14], guitar [9];
Kirsty MacColl, vocals [9];
Hamish MacColl, vocals [9, 14];
Chris Taylor, harmonica [9];
Ian Telfer, fiddle [9];

LP Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Ballad of Accounting (2.36)
  2. The Driver's Song (2.09)
  3. My Old Man (3.26)
  4. Dirty Old Town (2.50)
  5. Black and White (1.52)
  6. Brother Did You Weep (1.54)
  7. The Press Gang (Roud 662) (1.54)
  8. The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (3.51)
  9. Sheath and Knife (Roud 3960; Child 16) (6.18)
  1. Highland Muster Roll (Roud 9746) (1.58)
  2. Cam Ye O’er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (1.53)
  3. The Maid Gaed tae the Mill (Roud 2575; G/D 7:1436) (2.03)
  4. Nobody Knew She Was There (3.52)
  5. Looking for a Job (5.15)
  6. Kilroy Was Here (3.34)
  7. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2.22)
  8. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (3.46)
  9. The Joy of Living (4.30)

CD Tracks

  1. Ballad of Accounting (2.36)
  2. The Driver's Song (2.09)
  3. My Old Man (3.26)
  4. Dirty Old Town (2.50)
  5. Black and White (1.52)
  6. Brother Did You Weep (1.54)
  7. The Press Gang (Roud 662) (1.54)
  8. The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (3.51)
  9. The Manchester Rambler (4.41)
  10. Sheath and Knife (Roud 3960; Child 16) (6.18)
  11. Highland Muster Roll (Roud 9746) (1.58)
  12. Cam Ye O’er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (1.53)
  13. The Maid Gaed tae the Mill (Roud 2575; G/D 7:1436) (2.03)
  14. The Moving-On Song (Roud 6852) (3.21)
  15. Nobody Knew She Was There (3.52)
  16. Looking for a Job (5.15)
  17. Kilroy Was Here (3.34)
  18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2.22)
  19. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (3.46)
  20. The Joy of Living (4.30)

All track words and music Ewan MacColl except
Tracks 7, 10-13, 19 trad.;
Track 20 words Ewan MacColl, music trad. Sicilian

Tracks 1, 5-6 recorded in 1972;
Tracks 2, 4, 8-9, 14, 18 recorded at Pathway Studios, London, 1983;
Tracks 3, 15, 17 recorded at Pathway Studios, London, 1980;
Track 7 recorded live in Chicago, 20 November 1982;
Track 10 recorded live in Seattle, 16 November 1984;
Track 11 recorded live in Cambridge, Mass., 24 October 1981;
Track 12 recorded live in Chicago, 21 September 1984;
Track 13 recorded live in Gettysburg, 3 November 1982;
Track 16, 20 recorded at Falconer Studios, London, 1986;
Track 19 recorded live in St. Louis, Missouri, 27 April 1986