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Micho Russell of Dunagore, Co Clare
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Sailing to the Moon - and Beyond
Old Swan Brand
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No Reels
even more... Popular to Contrary Belief
Ballads and Songs of the north of Ireland
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The Russell Family
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Authored by Ashley
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Fairport - A History
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Bruised & Beaten Songs
Farewell 'Farewell'
Blow Again
The Winding Road


The Ashley Hutchings Story
The Transports Book
Merrie Melodies Tunebook
Swarb! Biography
Fairport History Book
Cropredy Chronicles Book
The Carthy Chronicles Book


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Carthy Contemporaries



This product is included in: The Carthy Chronicles
'I thought he just did folk songs?? - Perhaps; but here are twenty-three Carthy performances of contemporary songs that Martin has selected from a mighty and eclectic range of 20th century song-makers, from Bob Dylan to Buddy Holly - (via Brecht, Maccoll and Les Barker...) - to delight and amaze us. There's more 'Carthy-cover-versions' here than ever assembled! Most are from hitherto un-released or unavailable sources, with songs of strong social - and social-ist - comment from the pens of Leon Rosselson (with Martin in Three City Four), Sidney Carter (the 'Lord of the Dance' man), from those soul-mates Berthold Brecht and Ewan Maccoll, and songs from lesser known, but no less powerful writers like Cyril Tawney, Tommy Armstrong ('the Pitmans's Poet'), brother-in-law Mike Waterson, even a song by Carthy himself. Martin performs the songs mainly solo, though some are with Swarb, Steeleye, Sidney Carter and the Watersons, in rare concert and club recordings and on tracks from 'long-lost' LPs; And, just so's you know - the set is topped & tailed by Gilbert O'Sullivan's 'Nothing Rhymed' and by West/Petty/Tilghman's 'Rave On' in OTT Buddy Holly-style - perhaps Steeleye Span's strangest single ever!
1 Nothing Rhymed – with John Kirkpatrick
2 Lord of the Dance – with Dave Swarbrick
3 Rivers of Babylon – from Sidney Carter’s '66 Hallelujah album
4 History Lesson – Three City Four, '65
5 The January Man – from Landfall, '71
6 Ballad of Alfie Hinds – from the '64 Hullabaloo TV programme
7 The Humane Turnkey – from Peter Bellamy’s The Transports
8 Farewell, Farewell - alternate mix from Richard Thompson tribute Beat The Retreat )
9 Dust to Dust – from Landfall, '71
10 Stitch in Time – live version, New York, '87
11 Trimdon Grange Disaster – John Peel session
12 Palaces of Gold –from Crown of Horn
13 Springhill Mine Disaster – from First Album, '65
14 Coal not Dole – with The Watersons, New York '87
15 Perfumes of Arabia –live recording, (Pittsburgh,'91)
16 Such a War has Never Been – with Dave Swarbrick
17 The Wife of the Soldier – with Dave Swarbrick, '92
18 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll – from Signs of Life
19 The Ant and the Grasshopper – Right of Passage
20 Company policy – Andy Kershaw session, '87
21 Monday Morning – live recording, Leeds, '74
22 Rave On – Steeleye Span, original single version, '71
23 Oo'r Hamlet – live recording, Pittsburg, '91
24 The Harry Lime Theme - unreleased Instrumental CD, Topic

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