In the second part of Propermusic’s Topic Records special, former MD Tony Engle and editor Reg Hall join Trevor Dann to discuss the singers and songs on the four new volumes in Topic’s highly acclaimed Voice of the People series which has proven to be an invaluable folk music source to folk singers over the years. Featuring excerpts from I’m A Romany Rai, Sarah Makem – The Heart Is True, Good People Take Warning, and You Never Heard So Sweet, including important field recordings made by folklorist Peter Kennedy in the 1950s.
TSCD671 YOU NEVER HEARD SO SWEET : Songs by Southern English Traditional Singers.
Selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper
TSCD672D I’M A ROMANY RAI : Songs by Southern English Gypsy Traditional Singers.
Selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy
TSCD673T GOOD PEOPLE, TAKE WARNING : Ballads by British and Irish Traditional Singers.
Selected and presented by Steve Roud from classic recordings made in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s
TSCD674 SARAH MAKEM : The Heart Is True
Classic recordings of this important Northern Irish Traditional singer selected and presented by Rod Stradling