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Voice Of The People - Vol. 25: Good Humour For The Rest Of The Night – Traditional Dance Music in Northumberland and Cumberland (due to weight, this price for the USA only) (Mega Blowout Sale)

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“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
This collection is the UK equivalent of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music.”-Wikipedia

“This features 60 recordings of traditional dance music from Northumberland and Cumberland. In 1954, there were no other collectors, corporate, professional or amateur, prepared to explore the nature of English traditional dance and traditional dance music, and the only precedent in recording traditional dance music on location was set by Peter Kennedy; the fruits of the pioneering field trip he undertook that year are presented here - great tunes, great style, subtle decoration and great rhythm warm and entertaining a potential eye-opener for the newcomer and an object lesson for some old-timers. Of equal importance, Peter laid down some basic material for the subsequent construction of a history and an appreciation of traditional music and dance in the Border hills.”
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