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I'm A Romany Rai (The Voice of The People Vol.22) (2CD)

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I'm A Romany Rai
I'm A Romany Rai


The widely acclaimed VOICE Of The PEOPLE series continues with four further volumes of the finest Traditional Song, edited by Dr Reg Hall and compiled by some of the foremost folksong experts. Shirley Collins was invited to select and present this remarkably powerful collection of songs by Southern English Traditional Singers from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper. The emphasis in the presentation of this widely acclaimed series of the Voice of the People has been weighted towards the social lives and values of the performers. Shirley Collins is particularly well-appointed for working on the material contained in this volume and I'm a Romany Rai is that she knew Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper at the time they were making these recordings. She worked with both of them in various ways and was caught up at the time only thumbnail sketches. Some of the singers remain obscure. 2 CD set in jewel case with 80 page booklet and slipcase


  1. Name
  2. Phoebe Smith: I'm a Romany Rai
  3. Tom Willett: The Roaming Journeyman
  4. Janet Penfold: Won't You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender?
  5. Rebecca Penfold: The Banks of Sweet Primroses
  6. Charlie Scamp: How Old Are You, My Pretty Fair Maid?
  7. Mary Fuller: Oh, What a Life
  8. Wally Fuller: The Game of Cards
  9. Charlie Scamp: Come, Father, Build Me a Boat
  10. Sheila Smith: Dear Father, Pray Build Me a Boat
  11. Phoebe Smith: Higher Germany
  12. Tom Willett: The Rose of Ardene
  13. Rebecca Penfold: Meeting is a Pleasant Place
  14. Jack Fuller: Briny O'Then
  15. Wally Fuller: The Bold Drunkards
  16. Chris Willett: The Little Ball of Yarn
  17. Jack Fuller: Green Grow the Laurels
  18. Rebecca Penfold: The Banks of the Sweet Dundee
  19. Charlie Scamp: Young Leonard
  20. Phoebe Smith: Down by the Sheepfold
  21. Chris Willett: Thorny Park
  22. Wally Fuller: The Bold Poachers
  23. Tom & Chris Willett: Down by the Tanyard Side
  24. Wally Fuller: I Am a Man That's Done Wrong to My Parents
  25. Charlie Scamp: Barbary Allen
  26. Charlie Scamp: A Blacksmith Courted Me
  27. Phoebe Smith: A Blacksmith Courted Me
  28. Carolyne Hughes: The Soldier and the Lady
  29. Carolyne Hughes: The Sprig of Thyme
  30. Carolyne Hughes: A Blacksmith Courted Me
  31. Carolyne Hughes: The London Murder
  32. Carolyne Hughes & daughter: As I Was A-walking One May Summer's Morning
  33. Carolyne Hughes: Once I Had a Colour
  34. Carolyne Hughes: My Father He Built Me a Shady Bower
  35. Carolyne Hughes: Georgie
  36. Carolyne Hughes: Young Willie
  37. Carolyne Hughes: My Black Dog and Sheep Crook
  38. Carolyne Hughes: If I Were a Blackbird
  39. Carolyne Hughes: Down by the Old Riverside
  40. Carolyne Hughes: A Wager, a Wager
  41. Carolyne Hughes: The Brake of Briars
  42. Carolyne Hughes: The Bird in the Bush
  43. Carolyne Hughes: Flash Girls and Airy
  44. Carolyne Hughes: The Game of Cards
  45. Carolyne Hughes: Catch Me, Bold Rogue, If You Can
  46. Celia Warren: Jealousy Thoughts
  47. John Hughes: The Long Lost Child
  48. Carrie Hughes: Henry My Son
  49. John Hughes: Barbry Allen
  50. Carolyne Hughes & Daughter: Billy Boy
  51. Carolyne Hughes: The Cuckoo
  52. Carolyne Hughes: Died for Love
  53. Carolyne Hughes: Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender
  54. Carolyne Hughes: The Little Boy
  55. Carolyne Hughes: Adieu to Old England
  56. Carolyne Hughes: The Butcher Boy
  57. Carolyne Hughes: My Truelove Was a Sailor Lad
  58. Carolyne Hughes: Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight
  59. Carolyne Hughes: Tuning
  60. Carolyne Hughes: The Draggle-Tailed Gypsies
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