“Classic Scots Ballads” by Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - album review

TJR says

4 of these titles had recently appeared on “The English and Scottish Popular Ballads” albums on Riverside Records, 1 had appeared on “Scots Folk Songs”, hence the b-list status. It was the practice in Northeast Scotland for ploughmen to be housed in shacks (bothies) away from the main farm building, and when the day’s work was finished the evening would be given over to the singing of songs such as “Mormond Braes”, my favourite on the album. The lass in the song has been jilted, but takes it philosophically, figuring there’s plenty more fish in the sea. She’s heading into town where she’s confident of finding a new lover. That’s the game!

The Jukebox Rebel
17-Aug-2018


A1 [02:28] 6.6.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - Johnny Lad (Traditional) Folk
A2 [04:57] 7.7.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The False Lover Won Back (Traditional) Folk
A3 [02:00] 7.3.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - Aikendrum (Traditional) Folk
A4 [04:38] 6.2.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The Gairdener Chyld (Traditional) Folk
A5 [01:54] 6.9.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The Maid Gaed To The Mill (Traditional) Folk
A6 [04:04] 6.7.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The Elfin Knight [1956 version] (Traditional) Folk
A7 [04:09] 7.3.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The Banks Of The Nile (Traditional) Folk
B1 [04:07] 7.1.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - Hughie Graeme [acoustic] (Traditional) Folk
B2 [01:43] 8.2.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - Mormond Braes (Traditional) Folk
B3 [03:08] 6.5.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - Glasgow Peggy [acoustic] (Traditional) Folk
B4 [02:14] 6.1.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The Monymusk Lads [1956 version] (Traditional) Folk
B5 [03:52] 6.9.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - The Trooper And The Maid (Traditional) Folk
B6 [02:15] 6.4.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - I Loved A Lass (Traditional) Folk
B7 [05:40] 6.5.png Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger - Lord Thomas And Fair Annie (Traditional) Folk




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