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Various Artists: Focus on Folk

Focus on Folk (Philips 6382 110)

Focus on Folk
The Spinners, Martin Carthy, The Corries

Philips 6382 110 (LP, UK, 1971)
Philips 7176 123 (Cass., UK, 1971)

No date of issue is shown, but it can’t be earlier than 1971 as all tracks were first published between 1966 and 1971.

Martin Carthy’s tracks were taken from the Philips compilation This Is... Martin Carthy but came originally from his LPs Byker Hill (1967) and But Two Came By (1968).


Side 1

  1. The Spinners: In My Liverpool Home
  2. Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick: White Hare (Roud 1110; TYG 79)
  3. The Corries: I Once Loved a Lass (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198)
  4. The Spinners: Collier Lad
  5. The Corries: Twa Corbies (Roud 5; Child 26)
  6. Martin Carthy: Brigg Fair (Roud 1083)
  7. The Spinners: A-Roving (Roud 649; G/D 7:1479)

Side 2

  1. Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick: Byker Hill (Roud 3488)
  2. The Spinners: Black and White
  3. The Corries: Sally Free and Easy
  4. Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick: Lord of the Dance
  5. The Corries: Lewis Bridal Song
  6. The Spinners: Dirty Old Town
  7. The Corries: The Skye Boat Song (Roud 3772)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Peter McGovern;
Track 4 Johnny Handle;
Track 9 Davie Arkin, Earl Robinson;
Track 10 Cyril Tawney;
Track 11 Sydney Carter;
Track 13 Ewan MacColl

Similar to This Is... Martin Carthy, the cassette release has two tracks swapped from the LP; this time they are Martin Carthy’s Brigg Fair and The Skye Boat Song by The Corries.


Thanks to Wolfgang Hell for the cassette info.