> Folk Music > Records > Folk Songs (Topic Sampler No 1)

Folk Songs

Topic Sampler No 1

Folk Songs
Topic Sampler No 1
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS114 (LP, UK, 1964)

Topic Sampler No 1
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Notes by Karl Dallas
Sleeve design Ken Lees
Photography from Hulton Picture Library

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Louis Killen & chorus: Heave Away My Johnny (Roud 616)
  2. A.L. Lloyd: Skewball (Roud 456; Laws Q22)
  3. Ian Campbell Folk Group: The Cutty Wren (Roud 236)
  4. Isla Cameron: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  5. Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman: Dr. Gilbert reel
  6. Harry H. Corbett & chorus: Blow the Man Down (Roud 2624)
  1. The McPeake Family: Jug of Punch (Roud 1808; Henry H490)
  2. Louis Killen: Up the Raw (Roud 3155)
  3. Enoch Kent: Donal Don (Roud 13125)
  4. Anne Briggs: My Bonny Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215)
  5. The Celebrated Working Man's Band: Miner's Dance Tunes
  6. Ewan MacColl: Johnny Cope (Roud 2315)

#1 from Farewell Nancy: Sea Songs and Shanties (12T110, 1964);
#2 from A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: Gamblers and Sporting Blades (TOP71, 1962);
#3 from Ian Campbell Folk Group: Songs of Protest (TOP82, 1962);
#4 from Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron: Still I Love Him (10T50, 1960);
#5 from Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman: Street Songs & Fiddle Tunes (10T6, 1957);
#6 from A.L Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: The Singing Sailor (TRL3, 1956);
#7 from The McPeake Family: Wild Mountain Thyme (TOP92, 1963);
#8 from Louis Killen, Colin Ross, Johnny Handle: Northumbrian Garland (TOP75, 1962);
#9 from Enoch Kent: The Butcher Boy and Other Ballads (TOP81, 1962);
#10 from Anne Briggs: The Hazards of Love (TOP94, 1964);
#11 from Various Artists: The Iron Muse: A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music (12T86, 1963);
#12 from Ewan MacColl: The Jacobite Rebellions (12T79, 1962)

> Folk Music > Records > Folk Songs: An Anthology (Topic Sampler No 2)

Folk Songs: An Anthology

Topic Sampler No 2

Folk Songs: An Anthology
Topic Sampler No 2
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS145 (LP, UK, 1966)

Topic Sampler No 2
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Notes by Bill Leader
Sleeve design Ken Lees
Photography from Hulton Picture Library

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Liverpool Spinners: Whip Jamboree (Roud 488)
  2. Johnny Handle: Hedgehog Pie
  3. Stan Kelly: The Sailor Cut Down in his Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680)
  4. Hedy West: Fair Rosamund (Roud 3729)
  5. Ewan MacColl: Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586)
  6. Dominic Behan: Master McGrath (Roud 3041; Henry H161c)
  1. Ian Campbell Folk Group: Buy Broom Besoms (Roud 1623; G/D 3:489)
  2. A.L. Lloyd: The Overlander (Roud 9107)
  3. The Watersons: The Broom of Cowdenknowes (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838)
  4. Shirley Collins: Rambleaway (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485)
  5. Tom Paley: Buck Dancer's Choice
  6. Ray & Archie Fisher: Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783)

#1 from The Liverpool Spinners: Songs Spun in Liverpool (live) (TOP69, 1962);
#2 from Tommy Armstrong of Tyneside (12T122, 1965);
#3 from Stan Kelly: Liverpool Packet (TOP27, 1958);
#4 from Hedy West: Old Times and Hard Times (12T117);
#5 from Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
#6 from Dominic Behan: Down by the Liffeyside: Irish Street Ballads (12T35);
#7 from The Ian Campbell Folk Group: Ceilidh at the Crown (TOP76, 1962);
#8 from The A.L. Lloyd: Outback Ballads: Songs from the Australian Bush and Outback (12T51, 1960);
#9 from New Voices (12T125, 1965);
#10 from Shirley Collins: Heroes in Love (TOP95, 1963);
#11 from Peggy Seeger and Tom Paley: Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot? (12T113, 1964);
#12 from Ray & Archie Fisher: Far Over the Forth (TOP67)

Review

This review is from Gramophone, March 1966:

… In spite of that I preferred the Topic Sampler No. 2 (Topic TPS145). On this there is no song less than a hundred years old and one or two of the tracks are far from perfect, but the record is full of variety and life. Stan Kelly, the Watersons, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Dominic Behan, Shirley Collins, Ray and Archie Fisher, A.L. Lloyd, Hedy West, Tom Paley and Johnny Handle are represented by some of the best tracks they have recorded for Topic. The Ian Campbell Group and The Spinners are here too; the performances are good but they were less lucky in the way they were recorded. Still, this is a fine record and presents the non-pop aspect of the British folk revival as well as any record could.

> Folk Music > Records > Men at Work (Topic Sampler No 3)

Men at Work

Men at Work

Men at Work
Topic Sampler No 3
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS166 (LP, UK, 1966)

Men at Work
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Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Louis Killen & chorus: Hilo Johnny Brown (Roud 8229)
  2. The Watersons: Three Score and Ten (Roud 16873)
  3. Perry Friedman: The Shining Birch Tree
  4. Hedy West: The Davison-Wilder Blues
  5. Dave Campbell: Drumdelgie (Roud 2180; G/D 3:384)
  6. Bob Davenport and the Celebrated Working Men's Band: The Row Between the Cages
  1. A. L. Lloyd & chorus: Santy Anna (Roud 207; Henry H496)
  2. Jack Elliott: The 1913 Massacre
  3. Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger: Poor Paddy Works on the Railway (Roud 208)
  4. Margaret Barry: The Factory Girl (Roud 1659)
  5. Kathleen & Francis McPeake: Slieve Gallon Brae (Roud 1420)
  6. Johnny Handle with Louis Killen, Tom Gilfellon and Colin Ross: The South Medomsley Strike

#1 from Farewell Nancy: Sea Songs and Shanties (12T110, 1964);
#2 from New Voices (12T125, 1965);
#3 from Perry Friedmann: Vive La Canadienne (TOP56, 1960);
#4 from Hedy West: Old Times and Hard Times (12T117);
#5 from The Campbell Family: The Singing Campbells (12T120, 1965);
#6 from Various Artists: The Iron Muse: A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music (12T86, 1963);
#7 from Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd: The Singing Sailor (TRL3, 1956);
#8 from Jack Elliott: Talking Woody Guthrie (12T93, 1963);
#9 from Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
#10 from Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman: Street Songs & Fiddle Tunes (10T6, 1957);
#11 from The McPeake Family: Irish Traditional Folk Songs and Music (12T87, 1963);
#12 from Tommy Armstrong of Tyneside (12T122, 1965)

> Folk Music > Records > From Erin's Green Shore (Topic Sampler No 4)

From Erin's Green Shore

Topic Sampler No 4 (TPS 168)

From Erin's Green Shore
Songs, Pipes & Fiddle Tunes in the Irish Tradition
Topic Sampler No 4
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS168 (LP, UK, 1966)

Topic Sampler No 4 (TPS 168)
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Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Dominic Behan: Zoological Gardens
  2. Joe Heaney: Cunnia
  3. Margaret Barry: Our Ship Is Ready (Roud 2995)
  4. Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman: The Boys of Blue Hill hornpipe
  5. Paddy Tunney: The Rollicking Boys Around Tandaragee (Roud 3106)
  6. The McPeake Family: Will Ye Go Lassie, Go (Roud 541; G/D 4:862)
  1. The McPeake Family: An Durd Fainne
  2. Dominic Behan: The Castle of Drumboe
  3. Willie Clancy; The Chanter's Song march
  4. Arthur Kearney: The Song of the Dawn
  5. Margaret Barry: My Lagan Love (Roud 1418)
  6. Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman et al.: Maguire's Favourite, Tralee Goal, Maggie in the Wood polkas

#1 from Dominic Behan: Dominic Takes the Floor (TOP101, 1963);
#2 from Joe Heaney: Irish Traditional Songs in Gaelic & English (12T91, 1963);
#3 from Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman: Street Songs & Fiddle Tunes (10T6, 1957);
#4, 11, 12 from Margaret Barry, Michael Gorman: Her Mantle So Green (12T123, 1965);
#5 from Paddy Tunney: A Wild Bees' Nest (12T139, 1965);
#6 from The McPeake Family: Wild Mountain Thyme (TOP92, 1963);
#7 from The McPeake Family: Irish Traditional Songs (12T87, 1963);
#8 from Dominic Behan: Easter Week and After: Songs of the IRA (12T44, 1959);
#9 from Margaret Barry, William Clancy, Michael Gorman: Irish Pipe & Fiddle Tunes (TOP89, 1963);
#10 from Paddy Tunney, Arthur Kearney, Frank Kelly, Joe Tunney: Ireland Her Own (12T153, 1966)

> Folk Music > Records > A Prospect of Scotland (Topic Sampler No 5)

A Prospect of Scotland

Topic Sampler No 5 (Topic TPS169)

A Prospect of Scotland
Songs and Pipes Tunes in the Scots Tradition
Topic Sampler No 5
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS169 (LP, UK, 1966)

Topic Sampler No 5 (Topic TPS169)
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Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Isabel Sutherland: King, Fareweel (Roud 5145)
  2. Dolina MacLennan: Bratach Bana
  3. Lorna Campbell & the Ian Campbell Folk Group: The Boatman (Roud 4356; Henry H834)
  4. Jeannie Robertson: The Bonnie Wee Lassie Who Never Said No (Roud 2903)
  5. Norman Kennedy: Sleepytoon (Roud 3775; G/D 3:356)
  6. Alex Stewart: Pipe Tunes: Fagail Liosmor / 74th's Farewell to Edinburgh marches / The Shepherd's Crook strathspey / Miss Proud reel
  1. Ray & Archie Fisher: Joy of My Heart
  2. Winnie Campbell: Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396)
  3. Ewan MacColl: Minorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213)
  4. Belle Stewart: Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215)
  5. Ray Fisher: The Spinner's Wedding (Roud 12503)
  6. The Exiles: For A' That and A' That (Roud 12581)

#1 from Isabel Sutherland: Vagrant Songs of Scotland (12T151, 1966);
#2 from By Mormond Braes (TOP68, 1961);
#3 from The Ian Campbell Folk Group: Ceilidh at the Crown (TOP76, 1962);
#4 from Jeannie Robertson: The Great Scots Traditional Ballad Singer (12T96, 1963);
#5 from New Voices from Scotland (12T133, 1965);
#6, 10 from The Stewart Family: The Stewarts of Blair (12T138, 1965);
#7 from The Fisher Family: The Fisher Family (12T137, 1966);
#5 from The Campbell Family: The Singing Campbells (12T120, 1965);
#9 from Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger: Chorus from the Gallows (12T16, 1960);
#11 from The Iron Muse: A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music (12T86, 1963);
#12 from The Exiles: Freedom, Come All Ye (12T143, 1966)

> Folk Music > Records > Folk Songs: A Collection of Ballads & Broadsides (Topic Sampler No 6)

Folk Songs: A Collection of Ballads & Broadsides

Topic Sampler No 6

Folk Songs: A Collection of Ballads & Broadsides
Topic Sampler No 6
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS201 (LP, UK, 1970)

Topic Sampler No 6
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Cover motif from the book Ballads and Broadsides, Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1969
Notes by Michael Pollard

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Shirley Collins: George Collins (Roud 147; Child 42/85)
  2. A.L. Lloyd: Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250)
  3. The Watersons: Brave Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1)
  4. The Watersons: Pace-Egging Song (Roud 614)
  5. Ewan MacColl: The Droylsden Wakes (Roud 3290)
  6. Mike Waterson: John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559)
  1. A.L. Lloyd: The Bonny Ship the Diamond (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11)
  2. Louis Killen: The Blackleg Miners (Roud 3193)
  3. The Watersons: The Jolly Waggoners (Roud 1088)
  4. Louis Killen: The Trimdon Grange Explosion (Roud 3189)
  5. Ewan MacColl: The Gresford Disaster (Roud 3089)
  6. Shirley Collins: The Sweet Primeroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841)
  7. Maureen Craik: The White Cockade (Roud 191)
  8. Ewan MacColl: Johnny Todd (Roud 1102; G/D 8:1583)

#1, 12 from Shirley Collins: The Sweet Primeroses (12T170, 1967);
#2 from A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl: English and Scottish Folk Ballads (12T103, 1964);
#3, 14 from The Watersons: The Watersons (12T142, 1966);
#4, 6 from The Watersons: Frost and Fire (12T136, 1965);
#5 from Ewan MacColl: Second Shift (10T25, 1958) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
#11 from Ewan MacColl: Shuttle and Cage (10T13, 1957) and Steam Whistle Ballads (12T104, 1964);
#7 from A.L. Lloyd: Leviathan! Ballads and Songs of the Whaling Trade (12T174, 1967);
#8, 10 from Louis Killen, Colin Ross, Johnny Handle: The Colliers' Rant (TOP75, 1962);
#13 from New Voices (12T125, 1965);
#14 from A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl: The Singing Sailor (TRL3, 1956)

> Folk Music > Records > Sea Songs and Shanties (Topic Sampler No 7)

Sea Songs and Shanties

Topic Sampler No 7

Sea Songs and Shanties
Topic Sampler No 7
Various Artists

Topic Records TPS205 (LP, UK, 1971)

Topic Sampler No 7
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Right sleeve design by Ken Lees;
Photography by D.O. Hill of a Newhaven fisherman in 1845

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. A.L Lloyd & chorus: Blood Red Roses (Roud 931)
  2. Ewan MacColl & chorus: The Black Ball Line (Roud 2623)
  3. Stan Kelly: Maggie May (Roud 1757)
  4. The Watersons: The Plains of Mexico (Roud 207; Henry H496)
  5. Ewan MacColl acc. Alf Edwards: The Dreadnought (Roud 924; Laws D13; Henry H194)
  6. A.L. Lloyd & chorus: Reuben Ranzo (Roud 3282)
  7. Ian Campbell with chorus acc. Dave Swarbrick, fiddle: Lowlands Low (Roud 8286)
  8. A.L. Lloyd acc. Alf Edwards: Do Me Ama (Roud 511; Laws K40)
  9. The Watersons: Boston Harbour (Roud 613)
  1. Harry H. Corbett & chorus: Blow the Man Down (Roud 2624)
  2. Ewan MacColl acc. Alf Edwards: The Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181)
  3. Stan Kelly: Away, Haul Away (Roud 809)
  4. A.L. Lloyd: The Coast of Peru (Roud 1997; Laws D26)
  5. The Watersons: All For Me Grog (Roud 475; G/D 3:580)
  6. The Watersons: The Greenland Whale Fishery (Roud 347; Laws K21; G/D 1:9)
  7. A.L. Lloyd & chorus: A Hundred Years Ago (Roud 926)
  8. Louis Killen with chorus acc. Dave Swarbrick, fiddle: Goodbye, Fare Thee Well (Roud 927; G/D 1:5; Henry H53a)

#1, 5, 10, 13 from A.L Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: The Singing Sailor (TRL3, 1956);
#2, 6, 8, 11, 16 from A.L Lloyd, Ewan MacColl: The Black Ball Line (8T8, 1957);
#3, 12 from Stan Kelly: Liverpool Packet (TOP27, 1958);
#4, 14 from The Watersons: The Watersons (12T142, 1966);
#7, 17 from Farewell Nancy: Sea Songs and Shanties (12T110, 1964);
#9, 15 from New Voices (12T125, 1965)

> Folk Music > Records > English Garland (Topic Sampler No 8)

English Garland

Topic Sampler No 8

English Garland
Topic Sampler No 8
Various Artists

Topic Records TPSS221 (LP, UK, 1972)

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Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Roy Harris, with Notts Alliance: Robin Hood and the Tanner (Roud 332; Child 126)
  2. The High Level Ranters: The Breakdown / Blanchland Races
  3. Dave and Toni Arthur: Six Jolly Miners (Roud 877)
  4. Anne Briggs: The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Roud 3154)
  5. Peter Bellamy: The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate (Roud 217; G/D 4:727)
  6. Bernard Wrigley: The Molecatcher (Roud 1052)
  7. Oak: Thousands or More (Roud 1220)
  1. Peter Bellamy, acc. Barry Dransfield: The Barley and the Rye (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183)
  2. Anne Briggs: The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479)
  3. Dave and Toni Arthur, acc. Barry Dransfield: The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151)
  4. Bernard Wrigley, Wilf Darlington: Gee Whoa, Dobbin / Jack the Horse Courser
  5. Peta Webb (of Oak): Roving Round the County Tyrone (Roud 1991; Henry H153ab)
  6. Roy Harris, with Muckram Rakes: The Bonny Green Woods (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135)
  7. Tom Gilfellon, acc. The High Level Ranters: The Hexhamshire Lass (Roud 3182)
  8. Oak: Scan's Polkas

#1, 13 from Roy Harris: The Bitter and the Sweet (12TS217, 1972);
#2, 14 from The High Level Ranters: Northumberland For Ever (12T186, 1968);
#3, 10 from Dave and Toni Arthur: The Lark in the Morning (12T190, 1969);
#4, 9 from Anne Briggs: Anne Briggs (12TS207, 1971);
#5, 8 from Peter Bellamy: The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate (12TS200, 1970);
#6, 11 from Bernard Wrigley: The Phenomenal Bernard Wrigley (12TS211, 1971);
#7, 12, 15 from Oak: Welcome to Our Fair (12TS212, 1971)

> Folk Music > Records > Folk Vol. 1

Folk Vol. 1

Folk vol. 1

Folk Vol. 1
Musik aus England, Irland und Schottland
Various Artists

Anvil Records ANV001 (LP, Germany, 1979)

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A collection of tracks from the Topic label

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. John, Dave & Mike Wright: The Maid Behind the Bar
  2. The High Level Ranters: The Lads of Alnwick / Lamshaw's Fancy
  3. June Tabor: Bonny May (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838)
  4. Jackie Daly: Jim Keefe's / Ballyvournie Polka / Johnnie Mickey's
  5. The Watersons: Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy (Roud 8366)
  6. Dick Gaughan: Alan McPherson of Mosspark / The Jig of Slurs 6/8 marches
  1. The Battlefield Band: Silver Spear / Humours of Tulla
  2. The Clutha: The Soor Milk Cairt (Roud 6336; G/D 5:956)
  3. Dick Gaughan: Bonnie Jeannie o' Bethelnie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973)
  4. New Victory Band: Robbie Hobkirk's / Father's
  5. Barry Dransfield: Fiddler's Progress
  6. The Battlefield Band: The Tamosher (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493)
  7. John Wright: The Shaskeen Reel

#1, 13 from The Lark in the Clear Air (12TS230, 1974);
#2 from The High Level Ranters: Northumberland For Ever (12T186, 1968);
#3 from June Tabor: Airs and Graces (12TS298, 1976);
#4 from Jackie Daly: Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 6 (12TS358, 1977);
#5 from The Watersons: Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy (12TS346, 1977);
#6 from Dick Gaughan: Coppers and Brass: Scots and Irish Dance Music on Guitar (12TS315, 1977);
#7 from The Battlefield Band: Battlefield Band (12TS313, 1977);
#8 from The Clutha: Scots Ballads, Songs & Dance Tunes (12TS242, 1974);
#9 from Dick Gaughan: Gaughan (12TS384, 1978);
#10 from New Victory Band: One More Dance & Then (12TS382, 1978);
#11 from Robin & Barry Dransfield: Bowin' and Scrapin' (12TS386, 1978);
#12 from The Battlefield Band: At the Front (12TS381, 1978)