> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, The Topic Singers

Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, The Topic Singers

Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, The Topic Singers (Topic TRL1)

Untitled Album
Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, The Topic Singers

Topic Records TRL1 (LP, UK, 1954)

Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, The Topic Singers (Topic TRL1)
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This is a compilation of tracks mostly from 78rpm Topic records. The container is plain manila cardboard. The disc itself is 12" with what appears to be a hand-drawn label with “Topic” and above it “Workers' Music Association London”. The matrix numbers are RPL 627 and RPL 628.

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals [1-2, 4-7, 9-16];
Isla Cameron, vocals [3];
Al Jeffery, banjo [3-5, 12], guitar [6, 8];
Una Brandon-Jones, Hertzel Goldbloom and Martin Lawrence with the Topic Singers, pipe and tabor; accompaniment conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough [17]

Tracks

Side 1: Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron Side 2: Ewan MacColl, The Topic Singers
  1. [EM] Asphalter's Song (TRC39, 1950)
  2. [EM] I'm Champion at Keepin' 'em Rolling (TRC39, 1950)
  3. [IC, AJ] The Fireman's Not for Me (TRC51, 1951)
  4. [EM, AJ] Poor Paddy Works on the Railway (Roud 208) (TRC50, 1951)
  5. [EM, AJ] The Coal-Owner and the Pitmans Wife (TRC55, 1951)
  6. [EM, AJ] Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (TRC48, 1951)
  7. [EM] Four Loom Weaver (Roud 937) (TRC40, 1950)
  8. [IC, AJ] Cannily, Cannily (TRC50, 1951)
  9. [EM] Jamie Foyers (Roud 1941; G/D 1:106) (TRC55, 1951)
  1. [EM] As I Went Out One May Morning (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (TRC46, 1951)
  2. [EM] The Burning of Auchendoun (Roud 4010; Child 183)
  3. [EM, AJ] Brewer Laddie (Roud 867; G/D 4:916) (TRC49, 1951)
  4. [EM] The Keach in the Creel (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317) (TRC46, 1951)
  5. [EM] Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221)
  6. [EM] Blow the Candle Out (Roud 368; Laws P17)
  7. [EM] The Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998) (TRC56, 1952)
  8. [UB, HG, ML] The Cutty Wren (Roud 236) (TRC7, 1940)

I don't know of the origin of tracks 11, 14 and 15.

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger: Classic Scots Ballads

Classic Scots Ballads

Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger: Classic Scots Ballads (Tradition TLP 1015)

Classic Scots Ballads
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Tradition Records TLP 1015 (LP, USA, 1956)
Transatlantic Records XTRA 1054 (LP, UK, 1967)
Tradition/Rykodisc TCD 1051 (CD, USA, 1997)
Empire Musicwerks 545 450 764-2 (CD, USA, 2005)

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Produced by Robin Roberts;
Edited by Kenneth S. Goldstein;
Introductory notes by Kenneth S. Goldstein;
Song notes by Ewan MacColl;
Design by Raphael Boguslav

Musicians

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

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Johnny Lad (Roud 2587; G/D 4:755) (2.31)
  2. The False Lover Won Back (Roud 201; Child 218; G/D 5:974) (5.00)
  3. Aikendrum (Roud 2571; G/D 8:1694) (2.03)
  4. The Gairdener Chyld (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840) (4.41)
  5. The Maid Gaed tae the Mill (Roud 2575; G/D 7:1436) (1.57)
  6. The Elfin Knight (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (4.07)
  7. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99) (4.12)
  1. Hughie Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (4.10)
  2. Mormond Braes (Roud 2171; G/D 6:1142) (1.45)
  3. Glasgow Peggy (Roud 95; Child 228; G/D 4:850) (3.11)
  4. The Monymusk Lads (Roud 5568; G/D 3:375) (2.17)
  5. The Trooper and the Maid (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (3.55)
  6. I Loved a Lass (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (2.18)
  7. Lord Thomas and Fair Annie (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (5.41)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: Matching Songs of the British Isles and America

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: Matching Songs of the British Isles and America

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: Matching Songs of the British Isles and America (Riverside RLP 12-637)

Matching Songs of the British Isles and America
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

Riverside Records RLP 12-637 (LP, US, 1957)

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Produced by Bill Grauer;
Edited and liner notes written by Kenneth S. Goldstein;
Cover design by Paul Bacon

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

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15];
Peggy Seeger, vocals [2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16], banjo, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [EM] The Sweet Kumadee (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37)
  2. [PS] The Golden Vanity (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37)
  3. [EM] His Old Grey Beard Kept Waggin' (Roud 362; G/D 4:815)
  4. [PS] Overshoes and Leggins (Roud 362; G/D 4:815)
  5. [EM] The Gypsy Laddie (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278)
  6. [PS] The Black Jack Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278)
  7. [EM] The Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998)
  8. [PS] I Was Brought Up in Cornwall (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998)
  1. [EM] There Was a Puggie in a Well (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669)
  2. [PS] Froggie Went A-Courtin' (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669)
  3. [EM] My Sailor Boy (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  4. [PS] Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  5. [EM] The Fishes Song (Roud 472)
  6. [PS] The Fish of the Sea (Roud 472)
  7. [EM] Scarborough Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329)
  8. [PS] The Cambric Shirt (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage

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) (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 Pitman's 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.

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Chorus from the Gallows

Ewan MacColl: Chorus from the Gallows

Ewan MacColl: Chorus from the Gallows (Topic 12T16)

Chorus from the Gallows
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Topic Records 12T16 (LP, UK, 1960)

Ewan MacColl: Chorus from the Gallows (Topic 12T16)
Ewan MacColl: Chorus from the Gallows (Topic TSCD502)

Topic Records TSCD502 (CD, UK, 1998)
Topic Records TSDL502 (digital download, UK, February 2010)

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Recorded by Bill Leader in 1959;
Cover photograph by Brian Shuel

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, banjo [1-2, 8-9, 11], guitar [4-7, 12-14], chorus vocals [2, 5, 7-9, 11, 14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Derek Bentley (3.08)
  2. The Black Velvet Band (Roud 2146) (3.57)
  3. Jamie Raeburn's Farewell (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535) (1.11)
  4. Johnny o' Breadiesley (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (1.44)
  5. Hughie the Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (8.17)
  6. Minorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.01)
  7. The Treadmill Song (Roud 1077) (4.15)
  1. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10) (2.31)
  2. The Crafty Farmer (Roud 2640; Child 283; G/D 2:267) (4.00)
  3. McKaffery (Roud 1148) (4.00)
  4. Jimmy Wilson (3.28)
  5. The Lag's Song (3.15)
  6. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221) (5.32)
  7. Go Down Ye Murderers (3.22)

All tracks trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger except
Track 1 Karl Dallas;
Tracks 12, 14 Ewan MacColl

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Second Shift

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
  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.

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Barrack Room Ballads

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 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) (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)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan: Streets of Song

Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan: Streets of Song

Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan: Streets of Song (Topic 12T41)

Streets of Song
Childhood Memories of City Streets from Glasgow, Salford and Dublin
Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan

Topic Records 12T41 (LP, UK, 1959)

The Singing Streets
Childhood Memories of Ireland and Scotland
Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan

Folkways Records FB08051 (LP, USA, 1964)

Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan: Streets of Song (Topic 12T41)
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Recorded by Bill Leader

See also the album's sleeve notes in the Dominic Behan discography at Nick Guida's fantastic The Balladeers website.

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Dominic Behan, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Introduction and Oaths (8.00)
  2. Singing Games and Ring Games (8.56)
  3. Skipping Rope, Ball Bouncing and Counting Rhymes (6.20)
  1. Chants, Jeers and Election Ditties (9.24)
  2. Seasonal Songs and Chants (4.36)
  3. Rhymes and Taunts (4.39)
  4. The Days End (5.17)

> Folk Music > Records > Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: English and Scottish Love Songs

Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: English and Scottish Love Songs

Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: English and Scottish Love Songs (Riverside RLP 12-656)

English and Scottish Love Songs
Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl

Riverside Records RLP 12-656 (LP, US, 1958)

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Edited by Kenneth S. Goldstein;
Cover design and produced by Paul Bacon, Ken Braren and Harris Lewine;
Recorded at Topic Studios, London, England;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12-14, 16, 18], accompanied by Peggy Seeger, banjo, guitar;
Isla Cameron, vocals [2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17], accompanied by Ralph Rinzler, banjo, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [EM] Will Ye Gang to the Hielands (Geordie) (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.27)
  2. [IC] The Bonny Miner Lad (Roud 2599) (1.35)
  3. [EM] The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496)
  4. [IC] The Sprig of Thyme (Let No Man Steal Your Thyme) (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.27)
  5. [EM] It Was Under My Love's Window (Roud 21234)
  6. [IC] Still I Love Him (Roud 654) (2.01)
  7. [EM] The American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469) (2.14)
  8. [IC] Blackbirds and Thrushes (Roud 12657)
  9. [EM] O Sally My Dear (Roud 329)
  1. [IC] Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334) (2.10)
  2. [EM] Blow Away the Morning Dew (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301)
  3. [IC, EM] To the Weavers Gin Ye Go (Roud V22409)
  4. [EM] The Bird in the Bush (Roud 290)
  5. [IC] The Waters of Tyne (Roud 1364) (1.20)
  6. [EM] The Bleacher Lassie of Kelvinhaugh (Roud 3325; G/D 5:1041) (4.04)
  7. [IC] Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.43)
  8. [EM] Are Ye Sleeping, Maggie? (Roud 4897) (3.05)

Most (10) of the tracks are also on Still I Love Him, so it seems safe to assume that both albums were drawn from the same studio recordings. I wonder, though, why the Topic album has been released two years after the Riverside album.

See also Nick Guida's The Balladeers website.

> Folk Music > Records > Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: Still I Love Him

Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: Still I Love Him

Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: Still I Love Him (Topic 10T50)

Still I Love Him
Traditional Love Songs
Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl

Topic Records 10T50 (10" LP, UK, 1960)

Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: Still I Love Him (Topic 10T50)
Isla Cameron, Ewan MacColl: Still I Love Him (Topic 10T50)

Recorded by Bill Leader;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd

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Musicians

Isla Cameron, vocals [1-2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-12, 14], accompanied by Ralph Rinzler, banjo, guitar;
Ewan MacColl, vocals [3, 6, 10, 13], accompanied by Peggy Seeger, banjo, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [IC] Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334) (2.10)
  2. [IC] Once I Had a True Love (Roud 170) (2.34)
  3. [EM] The American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469) (2.14)
  4. [IC] My Bonny Miner Lad (Roud 2599) (1.35)
  5. [IC] Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.27)
  6. [EM] Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.27)
  7. [IC] Buy Broom Besoms (Roud 1623; G/D 3:489) (1.04)
  1. [IC] Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.43)
  2. [IC] The Maid on the Shore (Roud 181; Laws K27) (3.10)
  3. [EM] Are Ye Sleeping, Maggie? (Roud 4897) (3.05)
  4. [IC] Still I Love Him (Roud 654) (2.01)
  5. [IC] The Waters of Tyne (Roud 1364) (1.20)
  6. [EM] The Bleacher Lassie of Kelvinhaugh (Roud 3325; G/D 5:1041) (4.04)
  7. [IC] Bobby Shaftoe (Roud 1359) (1.24)

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much for Alistair Banfield for the second cover picture.

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 1—Child Ballads

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 1—Child Ballads

Ewan MacColl: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 1—Child Ballads (Folkways FG 3509)

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 1—Child Ballads
Ewan MacColl

Folkways FG 3509 (LP, USA, 1961)
Smithsonian Folkways FW03509 (CD/download, USA, 2004)

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Recorded by Moses Ash;
Design by Ronald Clyne

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Johnnie o' Breadisley (Johnie Cock) (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (4.11)
  2. The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (3.34)
  3. Lord Randall (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209) (3.41)
  4. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (5.33)
  5. The Burning o' Auchendoun (Willie MacIntosh) (Roud 4010; Child 183) (0.53)
  6. Our Goodman (Our Gudeman) (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460) (2.55)
  7. The Rantin Laddie (Roud 103; Child 240; G/D 5:976) (3.35)
  1. Bawbee Allan (Barbara Allen) (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (4.15)
  2. The Brown Girl (Lord Thomas and Fair Annet) (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (6.29)
  3. The Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (1.43)
  4. The Bonnie Earl o' Murray (Roud 334; Child 181) (2.47)
  5. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (3.18)
  6. Thomas Rhymer (Thomas Rymour) (Roud 219; Child 37) (6.52)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 2—Child Ballads

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 2—Child Ballads

Ewan MacColl: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 2—Child Ballads (Folkways FG 3510)

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 2—Child Ballads
Ewan MacColl

Folkways FG 3510 (LP, USA, 1964)
Smithsonian Folkways FW03510 (CD/download, USA, 2004)

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Recorded by Moses Ash;
Design by Ronald Clyne

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Beggar Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183) (6.06)
  2. Lord Gregory (The Lass of Roch Royal) (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (5.48)
  3. Young Beichan (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023) (8.48)
  4. Glasgow Peggy (Roud 95; Child 228; G/D 4:850) (2.57)
  5. Amang the Blue Flowers and the Yellow (Willie's Lyke-Wake) (Roud 30; Child 25; G/D 4:843) (2.24)
  6. Bessie Bell and Mary Grey (Roud 237; Child 201; G/D 6:1257) (0.53)
  1. The Bonny House o' Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (4.50)
  2. Captain Ward and the Rainbow (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39) (1.53)
  3. The Gypsy Laddie (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (3.05)
  4. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322) (3.17)
  5. Hughie Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (4.07)
  6. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (4.43)
  7. Proud Lady Margaret (Roud 37; Child 47; G/D 2:336) (2.14)
  8. The Sweet Kumadee (The Sweet Trinity) (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.42)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 3—Child Ballads

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 3—Child Ballads

Ewan MacColl: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 3—Child Ballads (Folkways FG 3511)

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads: Vol. 3—Child Ballads
Ewan MacColl

Folkways FG 3511 (LP, USA, 1964)
Smithsonian Folkways FW03511 (CD/download, USA, 2004)

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Recorded by Moses Ash;
Design by Ronald Clyne

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Broom of Cowdenknowes (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838) (10.33)
  2. Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842) (8.48)
  3. Fair Ellen (Roud 43; Child 63; G/D 6:1229) (6.00)
  1. Sweet William (The Famous Flower of Serving Men) (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (6.30)
  2. The Elfin Knight (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (4.40)
  3. Glenlogie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973) (5.13)
  4. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250) (0.21)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The Jacobite Rebellions

Ewan MacColl: The Jacobite Rebellions

Ewan MacColl: The Jacobite Rebellions (Topic 12T79)

The Jacobite Rebellions
The Jacobite Wars 1715 and 1745
Ewan MacColl

Topic Records 12T79 (LP, UK, 1962)
Folkways FW08756 (LP, USA, 1981)
Ossian OSS CD 103 (CD, UK, 1994)

Ewan MacColl: The Jacobite Rebellions (Ossian OSSCD103)
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Recorded by Bill Leader;
Cover picture: The Field of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745, after Sir W. Allen, Radio Times Hulton Picture Library

See also Archie Fisher, Barbara Dickson, and John MacKinnon's album The Fate o' Charlie: Songs of the Jacobite Rebellions. It has the same cover picture and was recorded by Bill Leader too.

Musicians

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

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Ye Jacobites By Name (Roud 5517) (1.42)
  2. Such a Parcel o' Rogues in a Nation (Roud 5516) (2.46)
  3. Will Ye Go to Sheriffmuir (RoudBS B57036) (1.25)
  4. Wae's Me for Prince Charlie (Roud 16902) (3.51)
  5. Charlie He's My Darling (Roud 5510) (1.41)
  6. The Haughs o’ Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (2.45)
  7. The Bonnie Moorhen (Roud 2944; G/D 7:1426) (1.52)
  8. Johnny Cope (Roud 2315) (2.33)
  1. Cam Ye O’er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (2.08)
  2. There's Three Brave, Loyal Fellows (2.08)
  3. This Is No My Ain House (Roud 3790) (2.30)
  4. The Piper o' Dundeen (2.11)
  5. Donald MacGillavry (Roud V5328) (3.08)
  6. MacLean' Welcome [Topic LP] /
    Will Ye No' Come Back Again? (Roud 24347) (4.41) [Folkways LP]
  7. The Wee, Wee German Lairdie (Roud 2573) (1.49)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Popular Scottish Songs

Ewan MacColl: Popular Scottish Songs

Ewan MacColl: Popular Scottish Songs (Folkways FW 8757)

Popular Scottish Songs
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Folkways FW 8757 (LP, USA, 1962)
Smithsonian Folkways FW08757 (CD/download, USA, 2007)

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Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

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

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (2.12)
  2. The Highland Muster Roll (Roud 9746) (1.45)
  3. The Wee, Wee German Lairdie (Roud 2573) (2.04)
  4. Friendless Mary (Roud 2580) (3.19)
  5. The Bonnie Lass of' Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (4.27)
  6. Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch (Roud 5137; G/D 4:748) (1.42)
  7. Charlie, O Charlie (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401) (2.28)
  8. Tail Toddle (Roud 11275; G/D 8:1716) (0.56)
  9. Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie (Roud 2582; G/D 4:870) (3.18)
  10. Kissin's No Sin (Roud 2579) (0.47)
  1. Bonnie Annie (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225) (3.47)
  2. Johnnie Cope (Roud 2315) (2.48)
  3. The Wars of Germany (Roud 5608) (2.50)
  4. Maggie Lauder (Roud 5625) (1.43)
  5. Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.27)
  6. Johnny Lad (Roud 2587; G/D 4:755) (2.31)
  7. Eppie Morrie (Roud 2583; Child 223) (3.34)
  8. The Reels of Stumpie, O (Roud 7252; G/D 7:1398) (1.27)

All tracks trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger

All but two tracks were included in 2007 on the Dutch 5 CD compilation Folk Songs and Ballads.

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Steam Whistle Ballads

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 Pitman's Wife (3.30)
  7. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586) (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)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Bundook Ballads

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 (digital download, 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) (4.30)
  7. Bless 'Em All (Roud 6402) (4.33)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The Manchester Angel

Ewan MacColl: The Manchester Angel

Ewan MacColl: The Manchester Angel (Topic 12T147)

The Manchester Angel
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger

Topic Records 12T147 (LP, UK, 1966)
Tradition Records TLP 2059 (LP, USA, 1968)
Topic Records TSDL147 (digital download, UK, October 2009)

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Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, dulcimer [1], concertina [3, 8, 13, 15], guitar [10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. We Poor Labouring Men (Roud 1394) (2.16)
  2. Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (2.13)
  3. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (4.29)
  4. Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (2.33)
  5. The Bramble Briar (Strawberry Town) (Roud 18; Laws M32) (4.18)
  6. One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Roud 672) (2.04)
  7. The Grey Cock (Roud 179; Child 248) (4.19)
  1. To the Begging I Will Go (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (2.38)
  2. The Sheep-Stealer (I Am a Brisk Lad) (Roud 1667) (1.42)
  3. The Manchester Angel (Roud 2741) (3.17)
  4. The Bold Richard (Roud 1351) (1.57)
  5. The Press Gang (Roud 662) (2.00)
  6. Round Cape Horn (Roud 4706) (2.49)
  7. Through Moorfields (Roud 605; G/D 6:1079) (2.14)
  8. Homeward Bound (Roud 18905) (3.35)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: The Paper Stage

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: The Paper Stage

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: The Paper Stage, Vol. 1 (Argo ZDA 98)

The Paper Stage, Vol. 1
Some Broadside Ballads of Plays by Elizabethan Dramatists
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

Argo ZDA 98 (LP, UK, 1969)

The Paper Stage, Vol. 2
Some Broadside Ballads of Plays by Elizabethan Dramatists
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

Argo ZDA 99 (LP, UK, 1969)

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: The Paper Stage, Vol. 2 (Argo ZDA 99)
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Cover design by Denis Turner

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals [1-2, 4-5, 7-8];
Peggy Seeger, vocals [2-3, 6-7], concertina [1, 4, 7], backing guitar [2, 6], bass dulcimer [3], autoharp [7], zither harp [8];
John Faulkner, mandolin [1], fiddle [2, 8];
Sandra Kerr, guitar [1, 4, 8], concertina [2], dulcimer [3, 6];
Dick Snell, melody guitar [2, 6], dulcimer [3], tin whistle [4, 8]

Tracks

Vol. 1, Side 1Vol. 1, Side 2
  1. The Taming of a Shrew
  2. King Lear and His Three Daughters
  1. Arden of Faversham
  2. The Frolicksome Duke or The Tinker's Good Fortune
Vol. 2, Side 1Vol. 2, Side 2
  1. Titus Andronicus's Complaint
  2. Gernutus, The Jew of Venice
  1. The Spanish Tragedy
  2. A Warning Piece to England Against Pride and Wickedness

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Solo Flight

Ewan MacColl: Solo Flight

Ewan MacColl: Solo Flight (Topic TSCD810)

Solo Flight
Ewan MacColl

Argo Records ZFB 12 (LP, UK, November 1972)
Topic Records TSCD810 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Original production for Argo Records by Harvey Usill and Kevin Daley;
Production for Topic CD by Tony Engle;
Cover photograph by David Wedgbury;
Sleeve design by John Haxby

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, guitar, concertina, dulcimer, banjo;
John Faulkner, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, tin whistle, chorus;
Terry Yarnell, chorus

Tracks

  1. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (5.56)
  2. The Tunnel Tigers (2.39)
  3. A Roving Hielan' Man (2.27)
  4. The Iron-Moulder's Wedding (3.10)
  5. The Bold Poachers (Roud 1686) (3.00)
  6. Ye Hae Lien Wrang Lassie (Roud V22659) (1.16)
  7. The Fowler (Roud 166; Laws O36) (2.25)
  8. The Maid of Reigate (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (5.14)
  9. Sheath and Knife (Roud 3960; Child 16) (6.33)
  10. Alan Tyne o' Harrow (Roud 2403) (3.46)
  11. Roseberry (0.30)
  12. The Molecatcher (Roud 1052) (3.31)
  13. James Herries (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (3.10)
  14. The Penny Wager (Roud 393) (3.04)
  15. The Tattie-Lifting Song (Roud 2162) (3.05)
  16. Lament for the Death of a Nobody (3.25)

Tracks 1, 6-7, 9, 11, 13 trad. arr. Ewan MacColl;
Tracks 2, 4-5, 8, 10, 12, 14-15 trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger;
Track 3 G. Miles;
Track 16 Ewan MacColl

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Black and White

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 (CD, UK, 1990)
Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 038 (CD, UK, 1990)

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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.;
Track20 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, November 20, 1982;
Track 10 recorded live in Seattle, November 16, 1984;
Track 11 recorded live in Cambridge, Mass., October 24, 1981;
Track 12 recorded live in Chicago, September 21, 1984;
Track 13 recorded live in Gettysburg, November 3, 1982;
Track 16, 20 recorded at Falconer Studios, London, 1986;
Track 19 recorded live in St. Louis, Missouri, April 27, 1986

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The Real MacColl

Ewan MacColl: The Real MacColl

Ewan MacColl: The Real MacColl (Topic TSCD463)

The Real MacColl
Ewan MacColl

Topic Records TSCD463 (CD, UK, 1993)

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All tracks recorded by Bill Leader;
Compilation by Tony Engle and Simon Geal;
Photography by Brian Shuel;
Design by Tony Engle

Musicians

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

Tracks

  1. Ye Jacobites By Name (Roud 5517) (1.43)
  2. Johnny Cope (Roud 2315) (2.35)
  3. Cam Ye O’er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (2.04)
  4. The Haughs o’ Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (3.46)
  5. Such a Parcel o' Rogues in a Nation (Roud 5516) (2.47)
  6. Farewell to Sicily (Roud 10501) (2.40)
  7. Derek Bentley (3.08)
  8. Johnny o' Breadiesley (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (4.04)
  9. Go Down Ye Murderers (3.24)
  10. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221) (5.32)
  11. Minorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.01)
  12. Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (2.29)
  13. The Bramble Briar (Strawberry Town) (Roud 18; Laws M32) (7.12)
  14. One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Roud 672) (1.59)
  15. The Grey Cock (Roud 179; Child 248) (4.13)
  16. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35) (2.32)
  17. The Gresford Disaster (Roud 3089) (2.21)
  18. The Four Loom Weaver (Roud 937) (2.51)
  19. Song of the Iron Road (3.09)
  20. Dirty Old Town (1.02)

All tracks trad. arr. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger except
Track 6 Hamish Henderson;
Track 7 Karl Dallas;
Tracks 9, 17, 20 Ewan MacColl;
Track 19 Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger

Tracks 1-5 are from The Jacobite Rebellions (12T79, 1962);
Track 6 is from Barrack Room Ballads (12T26, 1958) and Bundook Ballads (12T130, 1965);
Tracks 7-11 are from Chorus from the Gallows (12T16, 1960);
Tracks 12-15 are from The Manchester Angel (12T147, 1966);
Tracks 16-18 are from Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
Track 19 is from Second Shift (10T25, 1958) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
Track 20 is from Ewan MacColl, Dominic Behan: Streets of Song (12T41, 1959)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: The Definitive Collection

Ewan MacColl: The Definitive Collection

Ewan MacColl: The Definitive Collection (Highpoint HPO6006)

The Definitive Collection
Ewan MacColl

Highpoint Recordings HPO6006 (CD, UK, 2003)

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All tracks recorded by Bill Leader;
Compilation by Tony Engle and Simon Geal;
Photography by Brian Shuel;
Design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Ewan MacColl, vocals;
Peggy Seeger, banjo [7, 14], concertina [20], guitar [1-2, 4-5, 8, 11, 16-17, 20];
Alf Edwards, concertina [12, 19]

Tracks

  1. The Manchester Angel (Roud 2741) (3.12)
  2. To the Beggin' I Will Go (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (2.36)
  3. Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (2.30)
  4. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586) (1.14)
  5. Oh, Dear Me (The Jute Mill Song) [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 2585) (1.15)
  6. The Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (5.24)
  7. The Calton Weaver (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (2.12)
  8. Morrissey and the Russian Sailor (Roud 2150; Laws H18) (3.49)
  9. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10) (2.38)
  10. Jimmy Wilson (3.23)
  11. The Black Velvet Band (Roud 2146) (3.59)
  12. Hughie the Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (4.39)
  13. Baron of Brackley (Roud 4017; Child 203; G/D 2:234) (5.05)
  14. Whae's Me for Prince Charlie (Roud 16902) (3.55)
  15. The Sheep-Stealer (I Am a Brisk Lad) (Roud 1667) (1.35)
  16. Farewell to Sicily (Roud 10501) (2.44)
  17. The Young Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404) (4.24)
  18. The Press Gang (Roud 662) (1.58)
  19. The “Sweet Kumadie” (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.23)
  20. Homeward Bound (Roud 18905) (3.32)

Tracks 1-3, 15, 18, 20 are from The Manchester Angel (12T147, 1966);
Track 4 is from Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
Tracks 5-7 are from Second Shift (10T25, 1958) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
Track 8 is from A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: Gamblers and Sporting Blades (TOP71, 1962);
Tracks 9-11 are from Chorus from the Gallows (12T16, 1960);
Tracks 12-13, 19 are from A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: English and Scottish Folk Ballads (12T103, 1964);
Track 14 is from The Jacobite Rebellions (12T79, 1962);
Track 16-17 are from Barrack Room Ballads (12T26, 1958) and Bundook Ballads (12T130, 1965)

> Folk Music > Records > Ewan MacColl: Ballads

Ewan MacColl: Ballads

Ewan MacColl: Ballads (Topic TSCD 576D)

Ballads
Murder·Intrigue·Love·Discord
Ewan MacColl

Topic Records TSCD576D (2 CD, UK, October 26, 2009)

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This is a reissue of 29 ballads from Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd's 8 LP series published in 1956 on the Riverside label, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (The Child Ballads).

Compilation and notes by Fred McCormick;
Production for Topic Records by Tony Engle;
Design by John Haxby, The Art Surgery

Tracks

CD 1: Ballads of Murder & IntrigueCD 2: Ballads of Love & Discord
  1. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (6.37)
  2. Johnny o' Breadiesley (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (4.10)
  3. Lang Johnnie More (Roud 3100; Child 251; G/D 2:246) (5.40)
  4. Jock the Leg (Roud 3856; Child 282; G/D 2:263) (3.25)
  5. Hughie the Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (4.59)
  6. The Douglas Tragedy (Roud 23; Child 7; G/D 2:220) (5.22)
  7. The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (3.01)
  8. Captain Ward and the Rainbow (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39) (1.57)
  9. Clyde's Water (Roud 91; Child 216; G/D 6:1231) (8.17)
  10. The Crafty Farmer (Roud 2640; Child 283; G/D 2:267) (4.19)
  11. Lord Gregory (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226) (4.54)
  12. Gil Morice (Roud 53; Child 83; G/D 2:214) (8.37)
  13. My Son David (Roud 200; Child 13) (3.04)
  14. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (3.27)
  15. The Bonnie Hoose o' Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (5.35)
  1. The Rantin Laddie (Roud 103; Child 240; G/D 5:976) (3.53)
  2. The Earl of Aboyne (Roud 99; Child 235; G/D 6:1159) (5.06)
  3. The Cooper o' Fife (Roud 117; Child 277; G/D 7:1282) (1.27)
  4. Captain Wedderburn's Courtship (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842) (10.10)
  5. The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183) (2.45)
  6. The Beggar Laddie (Roud 119; Child 280; G/D 2:277) (5.05)
  7. Our Goodman (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460) (3.12)
  8. The Laird o' Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (5.23)
  9. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322) (2.39)
  10. Get Up and Bar the Door (Roud 115; Child 275; G/D 2:321) (3.52)
  11. Hind Horn (Roud 28; Child 17; G/D 5:1022) (10.51)
  12. The Trooper and the Maid (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (4.24)
  13. Amang the Blue Flowers and the Yellow (Roud 30; Child 25; G/D 4:843) (2.17)
  14. The Keach in the Creel (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317) (4.06)

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Ewan MacColl: Six Classic Albums

Ewan MacColl: Six Classic Albums (Real Gone RGMCD063)

Six Classic Albums
Ewan MacColl

Real Gone Music RGMCD063 (4 CD, UK, May 24, 2013)

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A cheap reissue of out-of-copyright Folkways, Tradition and Topic albums without any liner notes.

Tracks

CD 1CD 2

Songs of Robert Burns (FW 8758, 1959)

  1. Green Grow the Rashes, O (Roud 2772; G/D 7:1297) (2.13)
  2. Landlady, Count the Lawin (1.16)
  3. I Maun Hae a Wife (Roud 1623; G/D 3:489) (2.08)
  4. O, That I Had Never Been Married (1.31)
  5. Galloway Tam (0.48)
  6. I Have a Wife o My Ain (0.43)
  7. There's Cauld Kail in Aberdeen (0.45)
  8. A Braw Wooer (2.29)
  9. Rantin Dog, the Daddio O't (0.45)
  10. Ay Waukin, O (2.08)
  11. Duncan Grey (Roud 8688) (1.01)
  12. Wha'll Mow Me Now (Roud 11276) (2.12)
  13. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie (Roud 6192; G/D 4:776) (0.49)
  14. Hey Ca' Thro (Roud 8692) (0.41)
  15. To Daunton Me (Roud 6826) (2.44)
  16. Jumpin' John (0.47)
  17. What Can a Young Lassie Do Wi' an Auld Man? (Roud 1295) (3.12)
  18. Dusty Miller (Roud 5959) (0.32)
  19. Tibbie Dunbar (0.57)
  20. Cooper o' Cuddy (Roud 8755) (1.20)
  21. She's Fair and Fause (1.35)
  22. Deil's Awa Wi th' Exciseman (Roud 16787) (1.18)
  23. A Man's a Man for A' That (Roud 12581) (2.32)

Classic Scots Ballads (w/ Peggy Seeger, TLP 1015, 1956)

  1. (Jinking You) Johnny Lad (Roud 2587; G/D 4:755) (2.27)
  2. False Lover Won Back (Roud 201; Child 218; G/D 5:974) (4.57)
  3. Aiken Drum (Roud 2571; G/D 8:1694) (2.00)
  4. The Gairdener Chyld (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840) (4.38)
  5. The Maid Gaed tae the Mill (Roud 2575; G/D 7:1436) (1.54)
  6. Elfin Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (4.05)
  7. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99) (4.09)

Classic Scots Ballads (w/ Peggy Seeger, TLP 1015, 1956)

  1. Hughie Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (4.07)
  2. Mormond Braes (Roud 2171; G/D 6:1142) (1.42)
  3. Glasgow Peggy (Roud 95; Child 228; G/D 4:850) (3.08)
  4. The Monymusk Lads (Roud 5568; G/D 3:375) (2.14)
  5. The Trooper and the Maid (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (3.52)
  6. I Loved a Lass (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (2.15)
  7. Lord Thomas and Fair Annie (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (5.40)

Streets of Song (w/ Dominic Behan, 12T41, 1959)

  1. Home, Family, Neighbours, Streets and Oaths (7.37)
  2. Singing Games and Ring Games (8.34)
  3. Skipping Rope, Ball Bouncing and Counting Rhymes (5.50)
  4. Street Songs, Election Ditties, the Police, Prisons, Enemies, Jeers and Snobs (9.03)
  5. Songs of Rhymes of the Seasons (4.24)
  6. Street Poetry, Nonsense Rhymes, Songs and Taunts (4.27)
  7. Night, Miscellaneous Street Songs and the Days's End (4.49)
CD 3CD 4

Blow Boys, Blow (w/ A.L. Lloyd, TLP 1026, 1957)

  1. [EM] Row Bullies Row (Roud 928) (2.33)
  2. [ALL, EM] Paddy Doyle (Roud 4695) (0.45)
  3. [ALL] Wild Goose Shanty (Roud 328) (1.24)
  4. [EM] While Cruising Around Yarmouth (Roud 2432) (2.50)
  5. [ALL] Old Billy Riley (Roud 4701) (0.27)
  6. [ALL] Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (4.39)
  7. [ALL] South Australia (Roud 325) (2.19)
  8. [EM] Blow Boys Blow (Roud 703; G/D 1:2) (1.35)
  9. [ALL] Whup Jamboree (Roud 488) (1.19)
  10. [EM] Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25) (3.22)
  11. [EM] Whiskey Johnny (Roud 651) (1.50)
  12. [ALL] Do Me Ama (Roud 511; Laws K40) (3.28)
  13. [EM] Jack Tar (Roud 919; Laws K39) (2.09)
  14. [ALL] Paddy West (Roud 3092) (4.22)
  15. [EM] Haul on the Bowline (Roud 652; G/D 1:1) (0.42)
  16. [ALL] A Hundred Years Ago (Roud 926) (1.10)

New Briton Gazette Vol. 1 (w/ Peggy Seeger, FW 8732, 1960)

  1. Come Fill Up Your Glasses (4.13)
  2. Ballad of the Carpenter (4.50)
  3. Ballad of Springhill (3.51)
  4. Lifeboat Mona (4.25)
  5. The Trafford Road Ballad (2.15)
  6. Fireman's Not for Me (1.39)
  7. (When) I Was a Young Lad (2.46)

New Briton Gazette Vol. 1 (w/ Peggy Seeger, FW 8732, 1960)

  1. The Crooked Cross (2.14)
  2. There's Better Things To Do (2.28)
  3. Brother, Won't You Join in the Line (2.35)
  4. The Space Girl's Song (3.10)
  5. Come All You Gallant Colliers (2.19)
  6. Come Me Little Son (3.28)
  7. Fitter's Song (1.44)
  8. Exile Song (1.23)

New Briton Gazette Vol. 2 (w/ Peggy Seeger, FW 8734, 1962)

  1. The Bank's They Are Rosy (5.13)
  2. Rosalie (2.46)
  3. March With Us Today (3.32)
  4. Lullaby for the Times (2.11)
  5. No Agents Need Apply (3.30)
  6. Printers Trade (3.43)
  7. The Ballad of Jimmy Wilson (3.23)
  8. Big Hewer (3.34)
  9. Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (3.21)
  10. Young Birds (3.21)
  11. Needle and Thread (1.40)
  12. Hey Ho! Cook and Rowe! (2.30)
  13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2.35)
  14. Come Live With Me (3.41)
  15. When I Was Young (2.30)

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Ewan MacColl: Six Classic Albums Vol. 2

Ewan MacColl: Six Classic Albums Vol. 2 (Real Gone RGMCD110)

Six Classic Albums Vol. 2
Ewan MacColl

Real Gone Music RGMCD110 (4 CD, UK, May 24, 2013)

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A cheap reissue of out-of-copyright Folkways and Topic albums without any liner notes.

Tracks

CD 1CD 2

Chorus from the Gallows (12T16, 1960)

  1. Derek Bentley (3.08)
  2. The Black Velvet Band (Roud 2146) (3.57)
  3. Jamie Raeburn's Farewell (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535) (1.11)
  4. Johnny o' Breadiesley (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (1.44)
  5. Hughie the Graeme (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (8.17)
  6. Minorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.01)
  7. The Treadmill Song (Roud 1077) (4.15)
  8. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10) (2.31)
  9. The Crafty Farmer (Roud 2640; Child 283; G/D 2:267) (4.00)
  10. McKaffery (Roud 1148) (4.00)
  11. Jimmy Wilson (3.28)
  12. The Lag's Song (3.15)
  13. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221) (5.32)
  14. Go Down Ye Murderers (3.22)

Popular Scottish Songs (FW 8757, 1960)

  1. The Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (2.12)
  2. The Highland Muster Roll (Roud 9746) (1.45)
  3. The Wee, Wee German Lairdie (Roud 2573) (2.04)
  4. Friendless Mary (Roud 2580) (3.19)
  5. The Bonnie Lass of' Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (4.27)
  6. Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch (Roud 5137; G/D 4:748) (1.42)
  7. Charlie, O Charlie (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401) (2.28)

Popular Scottish Songs (FW 8757, 1960)

  1. Tail Toddle (Roud 11275; G/D 8:1716) (0.56)
  2. Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie (Roud 2582; G/D 4:870) (3.18)
  3. Kissin's No Sin (Roud 2579) (0.47)
  4. Bonnie Annie (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225) (3.47)
  5. Johnnie Cope (Roud 2315) (2.48)
  6. The Wars of Germany (Roud 268; Laws N7; G/D 1:171, 1:172) (2.50)
  7. Maggie Lauder (Roud 5625) (1.43)
  8. Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.27)
  9. Johnny Lad (Roud 2587; G/D 4:755) (2.31)
  10. Eppie Morrie (Roud 2583; Child 223) (3.34)
  11. The Reels of Stumpie, O (Roud 7252; G/D 7:1398) (1.27)

The Jacobite Rebellions (FW 8756, 1962)

  1. Ye Jacobites By Name (Roud 5517) (1.42)
  2. Such a Parcel o' Rogues in a Nation (Roud 5516) (2.46)
  3. Will Ye Go to Sheriffmuir (RoudBS B57036) (1.25)
  4. Wae's Me for Prince Charlie (Roud 16902) (3.51)
  5. Charlie He's My Darling (Roud 5510) (1.41)
  6. The Haughs o’ Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (2.45)
  7. The Bonnie Moorhen (Roud 2944; G/D 7:1426) (1.52)
  8. Johnny Cope (Roud 2315) (2.33)
  9. Cam Ye O’er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (2.08)
  10. There's Three Brave, Loyal Fellows (2.08)
  11. This Is No My Ain House (Roud 3790) (2.30)
  12. The Piper o' Dundeen (2.11)
  13. Donald MacGillavry (Roud V5328) (3.08)
  14. Will Ye No' Come Back Again? (Roud 24347) (4.41)
  15. The Wee, Wee German Lairdie (Roud 2573) (1.49)
CD 3CD 4

Two-Way Trip (FW 8755, 1961)

  1. Waly, Waly (Roud 87; Child 204) (4.04)
  2. Richie Story (Roud 97; Child 232; G/D 5:1051) (5.25)
  3. The Crafty Farmer (Roud 2640; Child 283; G/D 2:267) (4.21)
  4. Barring of the Door (Roud 115; Child 275; G/D 2:321) (3.43)
  5. Jenny Nettles (Roud 2581; G/D 8:1725) (1.14)
  6. Old Lady All Skin and Bones (Roud 501) (2.43)
  7. Tullochgorum (Roud 5658) (2.26)
  8. The Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (3.27)
  9. Just As the Time Was Flowing (1.51)
  10. Jackaro (Roud 268; Laws N7; G/D 1:171, 1:172) (4.46)
  11. Carrion Crow (Roud 891) (2.26)
  12. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (5.56)
  13. Bartley Explosion (1.52)
  14. The Devil's Nine Questions (Roud 161; Child 1) (2.35)

Broadside Ballads Vol. 1 (FW 3043, 1962)

  1. Room for Company (3.10)
  2. Pity's Lamentation (7.57)
  3. There's Nothing to Be Had Without Money (5.45)
  4. Midwife's Ghost (4.48)

Broadside Ballads Vol. 1 (FW 3043, 1962)

  1. A Merry Progress to London (4.49)
  2. London's Lottery (5.40)
  3. London Mourning in Ashes (5.27)
  4. King Lear and His Three Daughters (10.12)

Broadside Ballads Vol. 2 (FW 3044, 1962)

  1. The Female Frolic (4.06)
  2. Give Me My Yellow Hose (8.40)
  3. A King and No King (5.36)
  4. Constance of Cleveland (16.50)

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Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl

Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl COOKCD624)

Joy of Living
A Tribute to Ewan MacColl
Various Artists

Cooking Vinyl COOKCD624 (CD, UK, October 30, 2015)

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An Ewan MacColl tribute album

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Damien Dempsey: Schooldays Over
  2. Martin Carthy: I’m Champion At Keeping ‘em Rolling
  3. The Unthanks: Cannily, Cannily
  4. Seth Lakeman: The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642)
  5. Marry Waterson: The Exile Song
  6. Jack Steadman & Jamie MacColl (Bombay Bicycle Club): The Young Birds
  7. Dick Gaughan: Jamie Foyers (Roud 1941; G/D 1:106)
  8. Eliza Carthy: Thirty-Foot Trailer
  9. Chaim Tannenbaum: My Old Man
  10. Steve Earle: Dirty Old Town
  11. Jarvis Cocker: The Battle Is Done With
  1. Paul Buchanan: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  2. Paul Brady: Freeborn Man
  3. Norma Waterson : Moving On Song
  4. Karine Polwart: The Terror Time
  5. Martin Simpson: The Father’s Song
  6. Christy Moore: The Companeros
  7. Billy Bragg: Kilroy Was Here
  8. Rufus & Martha Wainwright: Sweet Thames Flow Softly
  9. Kathryn Williams: Alone
  10. David Gray: The Joy of Living