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DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE A L Lloyd, was one of the architects of the UK Folk Revival in the 1950s. He was a writer, broadcaster, folk song collector, folklorist, artistic director of Topic Records and mentor to many aspiring folk musicians. He was also a noted performer in his own right. In the early 1950s he set about recording English versions of the great Folk Ballads to be found in Francis J Child’s five volume monumental work ‘English & Scottish Popular Ballads’. The complete set of recordings is on this double CD collection. It is handsomely packaged with an extended booklet written by Dr Vic Gammon, former Director of the Folk Music Degree course at Newcastle University, which gives a fascinating insight to the ballads and Lloyd’s singing of them. Despite its seemingly scholarly approach Lloyd’s obvious enjoyment and the relish with which he sings these songs make it a highly listenable set.

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Tracks
DISC 1 Scarborough Fair; The Outlandish Knight; Bold Sir Rylas; The Banks Of Green Willow; Lord Bateman; The Cherry-Tree Carol; Herod And The Cock; Dives And Lazarus; Lord Thomas And Fair Eleanor; Fair Margaret And Sweet William; The Unquiet Grave; George Collins; Long Lankin; The Prickly Bush; The Knight And She Shepherd’s Daughter; Robin Hood And The Tanner DISC 2 Robin Hood And The Bold Pedlar; Sir Hugh; Gypsies O; Geordie; Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford; The Daemon Lover; The Lover’s Ghost; Henry Martyn; The Devil And The Ploughman; The Golden Vanity; The Dover Sailor; The Bramble Briar;Six Dukes Went A-Fishing; The Shooting Of His Dear; The Bold Fisherman; The Bitter Withy; Down In Yon Forest

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