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Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage

Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (Topic 10T13)

Shuttle and Cage
Industrial Folk Ballads
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Topic Records 10T13 (10" LP, UK, 1957)

Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (Topic 10T13)
Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (Topic 10T13)

The Shuttle and Cage
Industrial Folk Ballads
Edited by Ewan MacColl

Workers' Music Association (book, 1954)

Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (Topic 10T13)
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Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, banjo, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Wark of the Weavers (Roud 374) (3.13)
  2. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35) (2.32)
  3. Moses of the Mail (1.38)
  4. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586; TYG 107) (1.15)
  5. Champion at Keepin' ‘em Rolling
  6. The Four Loom Weaver (Roud 937) (2.51)
  7. The Plodder Seam
  1. Cosher Bailey’s Engine (Roud 4830)
  2. The Gresford Disaster (Roud 3089) (2.21)
  3. Cannily, Cannily (1.47)
  4. The Coal-Owner and the Pitmans Wife (3.30)
  5. Poor Paddy Works on the Railway (Roud 208) (2.39)

All tracks trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger except
Tracks 5, 7, 10 Ewan MacColl

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Alistair Banfield for one of the Shuttle and Cage cover pictures.

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Ewan MacColl: Second Shift

Ewan MacColl: Second Shift (Topic 10T25)

Second Shift
Industrial Ballads
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Topic Records 10T25 (10" LP, UK, 1958)

Ewan MacColl: Second Shift (Topic 10T25) Ewan MacColl: Second Shift (Topic 10T25)
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Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, banjo, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Song of the Iron Road (3.12)
  2. Droylsden Wakes (Roud 3290) (2.38)
  3. The Calton Weaver (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (2.12)
  4. Twenty-One Years
  5. The Best Little Door Boy
  6. Oh, Dear Me (The Jute Mill Song) [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 2585) (1.17)
  7. Will Caird (1.26)
  1. The Iron Horse (1.53)
  2. The Durham Strike (Roud V46415)
  3. The Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (5.21)
  4. The Colour Bar Strike
  5. The Swan-Necked Valve

All tracks trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger except
Tracks 1 Ewan MacColl arr. Peggy Seeger;
Tracks 4 Ewan MacColl;
Track 6 words Mary Brooksbank, music Ewan MacColl;
Tracks 7, 12 Alex Russell;
Track 8 Charles Balfour (1848);
Track 9 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 11 words Charlie Maye, music Ewan MacColl

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much to Ray Templeton for the second album cover picture.

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Ewan MacColl: Steam Whistle Ballads

Ewan MacColl: Steam Whistle Ballads (Topic 12T104)

Steam Whistle Ballads
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Topic Records 12T104 (LP, UK, 1964)

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This is a compilation of 16 tracks from two 10" LPs of the 1950's, Shuttle and Cage and Second Shift.

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, banjo, guitar, mandolin

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Wark of the Weavers (Roud 374) (3.13)
  2. Droylsden Wakes (Roud 3290) (2.38)
  3. The Four Loom Weaver (Roud 937) (2.51)
  4. The Calton Weaver (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (2.12)
  5. Oh, Dear Me (The Jute Mill Song) [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 2585) (1.17)
  6. The Coal-Owner and the Pitmans Wife (3.30)
  7. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586; TYG 107) (1.15)
  8. The Gresford Disaster (Roud 3089) (2.21)
  9. Will Caird (1.26)
  1. The Iron Horse (1.53)
  2. Poor Paddy Works on the Railway (Roud 208) (2.39)
  3. Cannily, Cannily (1.47)
  4. The Song of the Iron Road (3.12)
  5. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35) (2.32)
  6. The Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (5.21)
  7. Moses of the Mail (1.38)

All tracks trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger except
Tracks 3, 12 Ewan MacColl;
Track 5 words Mary Brooksbank, music Ewan MacColl;
Track 9 Alex Russell;
Track 10 Charles Balfour (1848);
Track 13 Ewan MacColl arr. Peggy Seeger

Tracks 1, 3, 6-8, 11-12, 14, 16 are from Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957);
Tracks 2, 4-5, 9-10, 13, 15 are from Second Shift (10T25, 1958)