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Ballads and Songs of Tradition

Various Artists:  Ballads and Songs of Tradition (Folk-Legacy CD-30)

Ballads and Songs of Tradition
from the Folk-Legacy archives
Various Artists

Folk-Legacy Records CD-125 (CD, USA, 2000)

Musical Traditions Review by Vic Smith

Tracks

  1. Jeannie Robertson: Cutty's Wedding (Roud 3357; G/D 3:608) (1.17)
  2. Frank Proffitt: Gyps of David (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (2.52)
  3. Lawrence Older: Gypsy Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (0.57)
  4. Jeannie Robertson: Are You Sleeping, Maggie (Roud 4897) (1.37)
  5. Joe Estey: Hind Horn (Roud 28; Child 17; G/D 5:1022) (6.41)
  6. Lizzie Higgins: My Bonny Boy (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.22)
  7. Frank Proffitt: Bonnie James Campbell (Roud 338; Child 210) (1.22)
  8. Lee Monroe Presnell: The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.36)
  9. Dave Thompson: The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (1.47)
  10. Jeannie Robertson: Twa Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (6.26)
  11. James Brown: The Jolly Tinker (Whiskey in the Jar) (Roud 533; Laws L13A; Henry H792) (3.14)
  12. Vern Smelser: Tom Sherman's Barroom (Roud 23650; Laws B1) (2.28)
  13. Marie Hare: Lost Jimmy Whalen (Roud 2220; Laws C8) (7.55)
  14. William Harrison Burnett: I'll Get Married A-Sunday (Roud 579) (1.59)
  15. Joe Estey: The Bunch of Watercresses (Roud 1653) (4.08)
  16. Jeannie Robertson: The Overgate (Roud 866) (2.25)
  17. Vern Smelser: The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (Roud 438; Laws H13) (1.07)
  18. William Harrison Burnett: Sweet Sixteen (Roud 10098) (1.38)
  19. Mrs. Miner (Harriet Hall) Griffin: He Never Came Back (Roud 4948) (2.56)
  20. Lee Monroe Presnell: The Old Arm Chair (Roud 1195) (3.36)
  21. Grant Rogers: The Old Arm Chair (Roud 1195) (4.08)

Tracks 1, 4, 10, 16 recorded in Edinburgh by Hamish Henderson with Sandy Paton in September 1958;
Tracks 2, 7 recorded by Sandy Paton in September 1961;
Track 3, 21 recorded by Sandy Paton in 1964;
Tracks 5, 9, 15 recorded by Lee Haggerty and Henry Felt in August 1963;
Track 6 recorded in Aberdeen by Hamish Henderson with Sandy Paton in September 1958;
Track 8, 20 recorded by Diane Hamilton, Paul Clayton and Liam Clancy in 1956;
Track 11 recorded by Sandy Paton with Dr Edward Ives in August 1962;
Track 12, 17 recorded by Pat Dunford and Lee Haggerty in 1963;
Tracks 13-14, 19 recorded by Sandy Paton in 1962;
Track 18 recorded by Sandy Paton in December 1962