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Three Score and Ten: Topic Records: A Voice to the People

Various Artists

Initial release : 2009

Topic

A 7 CD set with a 108 page book celebrating 70 years of Topic Records. The UKs oldest independent record label.

Tracks

CD 1: A Selection of Treasures from the Topic Catalogue;

  • The Humpback Whale - Nic Jones
  • Angi - Davy Graham
  • The Shaskeen Reel - John Wright
  • The Lancashire Toreadors - The Oldham Tinkers
  • Sullivan's March - Pat Mitchell
  • San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller
  • Country Gardens - William Kimber
  • Tamlyn - Mike Waterson
  • The Air for Maurice Ogg/Jumping Jack/The Air For Maurice Ogg - Alistair Anderson
  • Creeping Jane - Joseph Taylor
  • Wasps In The Woodpile - Andrew Cronshaw
  • Prince Heathen - Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick
  • The Bonny Labouring Boy - Harry Cox
  • Rawtenstall Annual Fair - Lee Nicholson
  • Music for a Found Harmonium - Patrick Street
  • Bitter Withy - John Tams
CD 2: England Arise!;
  • The Nut Dance (Excerpt) - The Britannia Coconut Dancers
  • Spencer the Rover - Bob & Ron Copper
  • All Things Are Quite Silent - Shirley Collins
  • Blackwater Side - Anne Briggs
  • The Two Magicians - A L Lloyd
  • Scan's Polkas - Oak
  • The Crafty Maid's Policy - Frankie Armstrong
  • A Place Called England - June Tabor
  • When I Die - Peter Bellamy
  • The Bold Princess Royal - Sam Larner
  • Hal-An-Tow - The Watersons
  • We Shepherds Are the Best of Men - Fred Jordan
  • The Rose of Britain's Isle/Glorishears - John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris
  • Riding Down To Portsmouth - Tom Willett
  • Higher Germany - Pheobe Smith
  • The Ideal Schottische - The Cheviot Ranters
  • The Methody Parson - Roy Harris
  • The Maid And the Palmer - Brass Monkey
  • Hopping Down In Kent - Louie Fuller
  • The Devil And the Farmer's Wife - Walter Pardon
CD 3: Ireland Boys, Hurrah;
  • The Rising Sun/The Pope's Toe - Jackie Daly
  • The Waterford Boys - Paddy Tunney
  • The Banks of Red Roses - Sarah Makem
  • Gillan's Apples/The Prize Jig - John Doonan & John Wright
  • Slieve Gallon Brae - The McPeake Family
  • Paddy Ryan's Dream/Mamma's Pet - Seamus Tansey with Reg Hall
  • My Irish Molly O - The Flanagan Brothers
  • The Blackbird - Seamus Ennis
  • The Factory Girl - Margaret Barry
  • Roaring Mary/The Old Torn Petticoat - The Irish Country Four
  • Spailpina R˙n - Sean Mac Donnchadha
  • The Choice Wife - Willie Clancy
  • The Tinker's Old Budget - Mary Ann Carolan
  • Padraig O'Keefe's/Con Cassidy's - The Boys of the Lough
  • Dowd's Favourite - Hugh Gillespie
  • Wife of the Bold Tenant Farmer - Joe Heaney
  • The Music In the Glen/The Greenfields of America - The O'Halloran Brothers
  • The Knight Templar's Dream - Len Graham
  • The Yellow Tinker/The Humours of Scarriff - Sean O'Shea & Bobby Casey
  • He Rolled Her To the Wall - Frank Harte
  • The Heather Breeze/The Traveller - The Russell Family
  • The Patriot Game - Dominic Behan
  • The Belfast Hornpipe/The Rights of Man - John Rea
  • Bridie Morley/Duignan's Favourite - Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan
CD 4: Scotia the Brave;
  • Miss Drummond of Perth/Fiddler's Joy/Traditional Reel/The Shetland Reel - Battlefield Band
  • Come All Ye Fisher Lasses - The Fisher Family
  • Queen Among the Heather - Belle Stewart
  • Cullen Bay/Jig O'Slurs/Seagull - Kentigern
  • Wi My Roving Eye - Norman Kennedy
  • Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk - Cilla Fisher
  • Soldier's Joy - Tom Anderson & Aly Bain
  • The Dowie Dens of Yarrow - Gordeanna Mcculloch
  • Erin Go Bragh - Dick Gaughan
  • Young Jimmy Foyers - Sheila Stewart
  • Kempy Kaye - Jock Tamson's Bairns
  • Lady Eliza - Winnie Campbell
  • Tilley Plump/Auld Foula Reel/Oot And In Da Harbour - Curlew
  • Herd Laddie O' the Glen - Willie Scott
  • The Fireman's Not For Me - Isla Cameron
  • Dance With Me, Morag - Isabel Sutherland
  • The Wind That Blew the Bonnie Lassie's Plaidie Awa' - Jimmy McBeath
  • Maccrimmon's Lament - Jeannie Robertson
  • The Gallant Forty Twa - Ian Manuel
  • The Twa Corbies - Ray & Archie Fisher
  • Boulavogue - Davie Stewart
  • The Wandering Piper - John Burgess
CD 5: The Singer & The Song;
  • Unity (Raise Your Banners High) - John Tams
  • The Dominion of the Sword - Martin Carthy
  • The Sun Is Burning - The Ian Campbell Folk Group
  • Go Down Ye Murderers - Ewan Maccoll
  • Police Patrol - Bob Davenport
  • Two Tears - Eliza Carthy
  • Never Any Good - Martin Simpson
  • Both Sides of the Tweed - Dick Gaughan
  • George's Son - John Kirkpatrick With Brass Monkey
  • Reconciliation - Ron Kavana
  • Stumbling On - Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight
  • Acceptable Losses - John B Spencer
  • Ships of Shame - Steve Ashley
  • The Land of Three Rivers - Vin Garbut
  • No Telling - Linda Thompson
  • Dust - Johnny Handle
  • Two-Fisted Heroes - Bill Caddick
CD 6: The People's Flag;
  • The Man Who Watered the Worker's Beer - Paddy Ryan
  • Talking Union Blues - Pete Seeger
  • Joe Hill - Paul Robeson
  • Masters of War - Martin Simpson
  • The Red Flag - Bob Smith's Ideal Band
  • The Blackleg Miners - Louis Killen
  • No Power On Earth - Billy Bennett
  • The Internationale - The Topic Singers & Band
  • To the Begging I Will Go - Ewan Maccoll
  • The Hand-Loom Weaver's Lament - Harry Boardman
  • The Rigs of the Time - Shirley Collins
  • Greedy Landlord - Stan Kelly With Leon Rosselson
  • Time To Ring Some Changes - Richard Thompson
  • Sixteen Tons - Ewan Maccoll
  • Peat Bog Soldiers - The Ian Campbell Folk Group
  • Aa'm Glad the Strike's Done - The High Level Ranters
  • Threes Score And Ten - The Watersons
  • Dirty Old Town - Ewan Maccoll
  • The Liverpool Barrow Boys - The Spinners
  • The Weaver's March - The Celebrated Working Men's Band
  • We Poor Labouring Men - Waterson:Carthy
  • Perfumes of Arabia - Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick
  • Hot Asphalt - Bob Davenport & The Rakes
CD 7: Even More Treasures from the Topic Catalogue;
  • Skye Crofter's/The Swallow Tail - Billy Pigg
  • While Gamekeeper's Lie Sleeping - June Tabor
  • Boi Se Otvori - Roza Tsetkova
  • Barleycorn - Tim Van Eyken
  • The Girl On the Greenbriar Shore - Tom Paley & Peggy Seeger
  • The Happy One-Step/Green Willis - The House Band
  • Clyde Water - Nic Jones
  • Baranca - Vlado & Nikola Robanovski
  • Georgie - Levi Smith
  • Jenny Lind - Scan Tester & Rabbidy Baxter
  • Worcester City - Eliza Carthy
  • Talking Dustbowl Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Kaba Venše - Refki Taho, Hysen Zizolli & Ahmet Metolli
  • The Green Banks of Yarrow - Alison Mcmorland & Peta Webb
  • Johnny, Will You Marry Me? - Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band
  • Hamburger - Polka Fra Hardanger - Vestlandsgruppa
  • Hedger And Ditcher - The Silly Sisters
  • Burren No. 1/Chris Droney's Favourite - Chris Droney
  • Nna Hamu - The Jauharah Orchestra
  • Little Sadie - Hedy West
  • Fulmine - Andy Cutting
  • No One Stands Alone - Blue Murder
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