Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2022

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger - New Briton Gazette, Vol. 1 (1960)

James Henry Miller (25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989), better known by his stage name Ewan MacColl, was an English folk singer, songwriter, communist, labour activist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer. He was thrice married: to theatre director Joan Littlewood, to Jean Newlove, with whom he had two children including the singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl, and to American folksinger Peggy Seeger, with whom he had three children, Kitty, Calum and Neill. He collaborated with Littlewood in the theatre, and with Seeger in folk music.

Over the years MacColl recorded and produced upwards of a hundred albums, many with English folk song collector and singer A.L. Lloyd. The pair released an ambitious series of eight LP albums of more or less the complete Child Ballads. MacColl produced a number of LPs with Irish singer songwriter Dominic Behan, a brother of Irish playwright Brendan Behan.

In 1956, MacColl caused a scandal when he fell in love with 21-year-old Peggy Seeger, who had come to England to transcribe the music for Alan Lomax's anthology Folk Songs of North America (published in 1961). At the time MacColl, who was twenty years older than Peggy, was still married to his second wife, the dancer Jean Newlove (b. 1923), the mother of two of his children, Hamish (b. 1950) and Kirsty (1959–2000).

In 1959, MacColl began releasing LP albums on Folkways Records, including several collaborative albums with Peggy Seeger.
MacColl was one of the main composers of English protest songs during the folk revival of the 1950s/60s.

"New Briton Gazette, Volume 1" is an album with contemporary British songs composed and sung by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.

1. Come Fill Up Your Glasses
2. Ballad of the Carpenter
3. The Ballad of Springhill
4. The Lifeboat Mona
5. The Trafford Road Ballad
6. The Fireman's Not for Me
7. When I Was a Young Lad
8. The Crooked Cross
9. There's Better Things to Do
10. Brother, Won't You Join in the Line
11. The Space Girl's Song
12. Come All You Gallant Colliers
13. Come Me Little Son
14. The Fitter's Song
15. The Exile Song

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger - New Briton Gazette, Vol. 1 (1960)
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4 Kommentare:

orangeopera hat gesagt…

I wasn't too familiar with Ewan MacColl's work, but this album is becoming one of my favorites among your recent posts.

gb hat gesagt…

Could you please re-up this one? thank you so much!!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Dear Sir, restore?

zero hat gesagt…

Fresh link is online...

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