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Subject: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Ian HP
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 02:34 PM

I love the music of Nadia Cattouse, but where is she now? The last I heard of her was in the late '60s.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 05:43 PM

I remember Nadia Cattouse singing on a television programme in the 60s. She used to be accompanied by a young guitar player who very occasionally got a solo spot. His name was Martin Carthy. I wonder what ever happened to him?

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Ian HP
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 07:55 PM

Yes, they were brilliant programmes. There is, if you are lucky (and I was lucky) an LP of the series you may discover at record fairs. It also features Sydney Carter and Isla Cameron. Wonderful. Anyone know about Nadia nowadays?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Pete (inactive)
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 04:09 PM

Hi,

Are we talking about the Grief and Glory Tv programme?

I have the record and book of the Tv programme, with Nadia Cattouse, Sydney Carter, Robby Hall and Jimmy McGreggor (Check spelling!).

The songs were sent in as a competition - sevral songs we still perform - Kelstone Roudhill, Back Buchannan Street etc.

Not sure when it went out Sunday in the late '60s I would think.

I also liked Julie Felix - and whilst down in Somerset this year we saw her at the local hall in Glastonbury - it would appear that she now lives in that area.

Looking forward to anymore info....

Pete (clansfolk)


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Ian HP
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 07:57 PM

Pete, no it's not Grief and Glory - though some of Nadia's perormances on that make the hairs on my neck stand up. This was an ABC TV series devised by Sydney Carter called "Hallelujah".


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,robin macpherson
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 06:46 AM

Hi

I'm researching an article on Nadia Cattouse's time in Scotland and would appreciate any info anyone has. One thing I know is that she was alive in 1998 and took part in a tribute to Paul Robeson. Her son Michael Lindup played with Leve 42 apparently.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 01:48 PM

Marquis of Clanricard?? Pete!!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 02:23 PM

Oh for the days when the BBC would run a series of folk song programmes on BBC 1. Even though as a competition in the Sunday evening God slot. I've still got the words for Kelston Round Hill, but I don't think I can remember the tune all the way through.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Leadfingers-Guest
Date: 05 Apr 02 - 01:44 PM


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Leadfingers Guest
Date: 05 Apr 02 - 01:49 PM

I remember seeing Nadia Catthouse in a Hospital soap on Television She was playing a ward sister,as I recall


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 02 - 02:18 PM

Ahhh Nadia's Cathouse what a nice place....


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 11:27 AM

Songs from "Hallelujah".

Garry


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Big Tim
Date: 07 Apr 02 - 06:22 AM

The only line of hers I can remember is "we musn't spoil the tellyvee [sic]"! Thanks for the memory! Robin do you mean Level 42? If so a very good pop band (tho not my cuppa).


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Rupert Bear
Date: 27 Apr 02 - 05:40 PM

Early 60s record "Long Time Boy". Lyrics seen on Jamaica website since as local folk song: www.jamaicans.com/folk. Was she Jamaican?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: little john cameron
Date: 27 Apr 02 - 06:15 PM

If ah remember richt she was fae Trinidad. There is an lp available here if ye can afford it.CLICKIE


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Raymond Roy Cattouse c/o Chris Catt
Date: 10 May 02 - 04:54 AM

Hi, I am the nephew of Nadia, you can contact me via Chris @ cuke2u@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,ctgwdon@aol.com
Date: 23 May 02 - 10:20 AM

I see her occassionally in Wimbledon. I recognised her althought the last time I saw her was on TV in the 60's. She was a little flattered to be recognised. We chatted about her time with Carthy and she spoke with great fondness about Sidney Carter. A lovely lady. I believe she released "Port Mahon" as a single, but maybe it was Julie Felix!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: RolyH
Date: 23 May 02 - 03:27 PM

Nadia Cattuose released the single 'Port Mahon/A Little More Oil' in 1965.Got it somewhere.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: little john cameron
Date: 23 May 02 - 08:12 PM

There is a track of Nadia in here,also a bunch of other stuff from a radio show.Nadia and others ljc


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Penelope Casasola Card, Miami, Florida
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 11:19 PM

Email Address:clivecas@aol.com

I am Nadia Cattouse's cousin. Nadia was born in Belize City, Belize, Central America


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Jason Sebastian
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 10:20 AM

I am also related to Nadia Cattouse. She is my Grandfather's 1st cousin. His name is Winston Strudy Sebastian. If anyone knows of her whereabouts, I would love to know.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Mairead MacDonald
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 09:58 AM

Penelope Card: Nadia was born in Belize City, Belize, Central America

Or, as the nation was known at the time, British Honduras.

I recall her singing on Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor's _London Folk Song Cellar_ radio programme in the mid-'60s. She'd a lovely voice and style. Of the songs I heard her sing, my favorite (and my kids') was 'Nobody's Business'.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,bondmaggie007@aol.com
Date: 07 Aug 02 - 04:41 PM

Can anyone tell me how I can get a copy of Port Mahon by Julie Felix? Maybe even on an album. Her website does not give this information. I would be really chuffed if someone could help me out with this. Cheers - Maggie.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Aug 02 - 06:11 PM

Sorry, Maggie, can't help - other than suggesting that you start a new thread for your request with the name Julie Felix in the title. This might get you a much better response. Good luck!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: little john cameron
Date: 07 Aug 02 - 07:09 PM

Nae luck wi Port Mahone Maggie.Here are some other downloads.
http://www.juliefelix.com/audio.htm


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Iside@thefacesofsarah.co.uk
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 09:45 AM

I have also been trying to track down Port Mahon, as it was a favourite track from childhood. If anyone can supply the words I would be very grateful ~s~

Iside The Faces of Sarah


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Subject: ADD: Port Mahon (Sydney Carter)
From: RolyH
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 03:43 PM

PORT MAHON

(Sidney Carter)

In Port Mahon,I went down to the harbour
A tall ship from England came up to the quay.
I fell in love with a young English sailor,
But he only laughed and he whispered to me,>br> 'From Port Mahon I'll soon be gone
Laughing or weeping the world will go on'


To Port Mahon came the order one morning
To haul up the anchor and not to delay.
So the tall ship sailed away from the harbour,
But still in my heart I could hear my love say.
'From Port Mahon I'll soon be gone
Laughing or weeping the world will go on'


To Port Mahon came the news of a battle
But never ,oh, never a letter for me.
And many a tall ship came back to the harbour
But never the one that I waited to see.
The years went by and I married another,
And many a women would like to be me.


But sometimes I lie in my bed and I listen
To the sound of the wind
And the sound of the sea.
And remember that sailor who whispered to me,
'From Port Mahon I'll soon be gone
Laughing or weeping the world will go on'


From the Parlophone single R5240 by Nadia Cattouse (1965)


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,mark starr
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 11:01 AM

I have very fond memories of Nadia singing in Birmingham cellar folk club in the sixties. As an impressionable teenager she had a real impact on me both her voice and looks were the tops!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: BUTTERFLY
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 06:59 PM

Nadia Cattouse sings "Red and Green Christmas" on "Club Folk Voluume 1" and "B.C. People" and "All Around My Grandmother's Floor" on "Club Folk Volume 2" (Peg Records, PS2 and PS3, both 1972).

Mention is made in a previous posting (Big Tim 7.4.2002) of a line of hers "We musn't spoil the tellyvee [sic]"!

I seem to remember the verse in a song about the commercialisation of Christmas (so what's new?:

"There are no lights upon our Christmas Tree
We must not spoil the Telly-Vee
No party games, no mistletoe
Just whistle Wenceslas and out (?or off) you go"

(I can even remember the tune!). However I cannot remember whether it was sung by a man or woman, though if the latter it may have been Nadia Cattouse. There seemed to be much more folk on TV in the old days, eg Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor, Julie Felix, Cy Grant, Shirley Abacur (may be mis-spelled), etc. ITV used to have a program with Wally Whyton and I think Bert Weedon (was this folk music - Fred wedlock's "With Bert Weedon's help one day I'll be the best" makes me think so. However I only remember it because there was a glove puppet called "Pussy Cat Willum" and we names our cat Willum after that. As Willum died in 1973 about the age of 13, it must have been about 1960 or so, and as we moved house in February 1961 but had the cat in our last house, this narrows it down somewhat. Seem to have got off the subject of Nadia Cattouse a bit, but perhaps this will stir a few memories!

I wonder if the surname rhymes with "ooze" rather than "house"?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 08:10 AM

I will find out from Steve. He worked with her alot in the old days. Will post answers as soon as i find out.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: sheila
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 11:03 PM

Butterfly - I always associated the television song with Cyril Tawney.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 03:17 AM

I asked steve when we were giging last night. Steve said she died 5 yrs ago. He said that she was A.T.S during the war so even if she was alive she would be in her mid eighties. Steve was her guitar player alot on T.V and she also used the rest of Steve's band i.e Robin Hall, Cedric West, Jimmie Macgregor.
Best regards.
    Pete.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 03:38 AM

CATTOUSE Nadia
(b British Honduras, later Belize) Folk revival singer. Moved to England '51. Although her career was concentrated into less than ten years, she was an prominent and visible part of the folk scene, esp. through TV work. Contributed one song to each of two volume anthology Edinburgh Folk Festival on Decca '64, allegedly recorded live at the festival but in fact put down in a studio hired for the recording sessions. In the mid '60s she appeared on the television "God slot' programme Hallelujah alongside performers such as Sydney Carter and Martin Carthy; contributed to the Fontana album Songs From "Hallelujah '66. Other performances appeared on the Waverley, Parlophone and Reality labels. With Robin Hall and Jimmie McGregor she made Songs of Grief & Glory '67. Signed to RCA, who released albums Earth Mother '70 (prod. by Sandy Robertson) and the various artists' anthology 49 Greek Street '70. Her son, Michael Lindup, went on to play bass with Level 42.

RtS
(via Google)


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: BUTTERFLY
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 08:12 AM

Is Nadia Cattouse alive or not? On the one hand, Pete (27.1.03) says that Steve Benbow told him she died 5 years ago. Yet the following posting appeared on 23rd May 2002:

Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,ctgwdon@aol.com - PM
Date: 23 May 02 - 10:20 AM

I see her occassionally in Wimbledon. I recognised her althought the last time I saw her was on TV in the 60's. She was a little flattered to be recognised. We chatted about her time with Carthy and she spoke with great fondness about Sidney Carter. A lovely lady. I believe she
released "Port Mahon" as a single, but maybe it was Julie Felix!

So she is either alive but well into her eighties, or dead. The photo on the sleeves of the 2 records which I mentioned is a little dark and it is hard to determine the age of the woman (who appears to be fairly short haired); in any case it may not have been a recent photograph.

Of course it is not unknown for folk musicians to be "Twained" (a la Mark Twain, rumours of whose death was "greatly exaggerated"). Dave Swarbrick, fiddler with Fairport Convention, whose death was erroneously announced in the Daily Telepgraph some years ago (he was ill, but recovered). I also saw on the Internet (?Mudcat) where another folk singer was twice erroneosuly reported as dying, though I can't remember the name; I think it MIGHT have appeared in the thread to do with the the song "I'm a man you don't meet every day" but it could have been another folk music forum.

I am also reminded of a letter receved by the late Field Marshall (later Lord) Bernard Montgomery of El Alamein:

"Dear Sir, I thought you were dead. My father says you are still alive but will die soon."

Or the following, attributed to Reverend William Archibald Spooner, who is credited with inventing "spoonerisms" (the verbal equivalent of "transposition errors").
"Tell me, was it you or your brother who was killed during the war?"

Interested to hear (if I understand "Sheila", 25.1.2003) that it was Cyril Tawney who sang the song

"There are no lights upon our Christmas Tree
We must not spoil the Telly-Vee
No party games, no mistletoe
Just whistle Wenceslas and out (?or off) you go"


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 09:11 AM

Sorry butterfly Benbow never has been wrong yet. He does know when all his mates snuff it.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:46 PM

Cyril Tawney not only sang 'There Are No Lights Round Our Christmas Tree', he wrote it. He recently told me that Australian group 'The Seekers' had asked permission to record it for their Christmas album.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: breezy
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 09:37 AM

Cyril sang it at his gig in St Albans last October
Its available on 'Bah Humbug' from Greentrax
Guru has revived 'Port Mahon'
Nadia was one of our earlier communicators during the 60s.
Those late all-nights at the Prince of Wales in Soho


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: nutty
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 10:47 AM

I've been singing Port Mahon for the past 30 years ....its such a wonderful song to sing.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 02:41 PM

Steve Benbow's protege is either winding us all up or has been wound up himself.

I am not personally acquainted with Nadia Cattouse but I do know Paddie Bell (ex Corrie Folk Trio) and she assures me that she corresponds by letter or phone with Nadia two or three times a month.
If she has died, which I very much doubt, her demise must have occurred within the last few days.

Murray


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Dave Smith
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 11:17 AM

I agree that Port Mahon was Nadia's best. It's about time there was a CD version made from old tape masters like the Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell one.
I always thought that the Lights on the Xmas Tree was attributed to Matt McGinn. Definitely his style.
Dave


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 05:43 PM

Murray i had it straight from Benbows mouth that she is dead. If he is wrong then it ain't my fault.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: BUTTERFLY
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 06:46 PM

Seems we still can't decide whether Nadia Cattouse is sill alive (and does anyone know whether her surname rhymes with "house" or "ooze"? There also seems some uncertainty about whether Cyril Tawney or Matt McGinn wrote "There are no lights on our Christmas tree". Matt McGinn is I think dead, and Cyril's memory may not be that reliable, as according to the sleeve notes on "In Port" (1963; his 1st album, if I remember correctly)he forgot that he had written one of the songs on this album ("In the Sidings") but fortunately Louis Killen learned the song and taught it to Tawney again!

Perhaps Murray McLeod could contact Paddie Bell again who could then get Nadia to confirm her continued existence!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 07:58 PM

I know someone posted a link to what I understand to be her son's website here a few years ago. Today, I tried it, twice at www.mikelindup.com and both times when I clicked on the Enter or Bypass Intro, it went to a completely white screen and locked up my computer. Ctrl-Alt-Delete didn't even get me out of there. Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: RolyH
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 06:33 AM

Her 'Earth Mother' is an example of an album that should be put out on CD.Some great songs with some good backing men (Andy Roberts,Danny Thompson)Some of it recorded live at the 1969 Edinburgh festival.

I've always assumed that she is still with us as I've heard nothing to the contary.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 09:47 AM

I tried your link, kat & got through OK. No mention of Nadia on the site that I could see and no place to post a message to Mike. Is his father jazz musician Dave Lindup who worked with Dankworth et al?
I'd love to see her work reissued.

RtS


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 09:55 AM

Thanks, RtS, I'll try it again. I found his site through one for his band, something 42? Sorry, can't remember the name of it. There was mention of her being at one of their concerts in 1994 on that website. I didn't look to see if it mentioned who his dad was.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: RolyH
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 10:10 AM

Some of her records were 'accompanied and directed by Dave Lindup',so I presume that is him.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: sheila
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 10:50 PM

I remember meeting Cyril Tawney back in the 60s, and I'm sure I remember hearing him talk about writing 'Xmas Tree'.
And I believe Nadia Cattouse's name is pronounced like 'hoose', rather than 'house' or 'ooze'.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,peter g.
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 06:11 AM

Was Nadia Cattouse really mid-forties when she performed on 'sing along' and 'Hootenany' c.1964-5? She didn't look it as I recall, nor does she on 1966 Reality RY 1001 cover.Mike Lindup, her son was born in March 1959:even if she was born in 1920 that makes her quite old to be a mum in 1950s for first or 2nd time.
Sleeve notes say she wrote poetry as well as her songs under the pseudonym of Eva Dayne.Were any published?
I recall the Melody Maker review (Karl Dallas ?)of RY1001 said her version of Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice'was the best he'd heard. I agreed then and have heard nothing since to modify this view.She merits a compilation C.D.particularly in view of the sheer variety of her music and her role in early u.k. black history. I wonder if her son could help re this? He looks strikingly like her incidentally.
'Sing Along' and 'Hootenanny' were both shown midweek on BBC at around 6.30 I think.On one of them the Seekers made what was probably their debut with 'I'll never find another you.'Hard to imagine a t.v folk based show with Martin Carthy etc promoting a U.K. No. 1 now!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: RolyH
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 04:40 PM

She also featured in a TV programme in the 60's called 'Freedom Road'.This was a selection of 'Songs of Negro Protest'.
Other singers included Cleo Laine,Cy Grant,Madeline Bell and Lucky McKenzie.

ATV made an album of it ,which I've got stashed awy somewhere.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 05:34 AM

'There are no lights....' was written by Cyril Tawney!
And Cattouse is like caboose.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,bj
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 05:14 PM

please post words kelston round hill, have searched section of mudcat till exhausted


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 06:33 PM

Update on Nadia Cattouse's status...I talked to Paddie Bell yesterday, and she didn't mention anything untoward regarding Nadia, so the presumption is that she is still alive and well.

Murray


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 10:23 PM

Nadia Cattouse is still around, living in Wimbledon though spending much time in Scotland, firly recently re-recorded "Red and Green Christmas" with her son Michael Lindup on piano (BTW, he played keyboard, not bass, with Level 42).
I doubt it's been released..... pity, as she sounds stunning.
She occasionally writes me letters or phones me in Australia for long chats..... must be my turn to figure out the time difference.....


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 10:52 PM

This is a fascinating thread, though I confess I'd never heard of her. You all might like this photo.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 10:44 AM

Great photo, Mark - thanks


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Mike Jones
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 02:27 PM

Yes that's the look of Nadia I remember. I worked with her on a BBC training programme in Kensington House about 1970. Steve Benbow, Brian Brocklehurst, a.n. other, and the wonderous voice of Nadia Cattouse (whose final syllable sounds like 'moose').
There was a Gershwin song, Port Mahon, and another, perhaps Brel, number.
She was wonderful!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 07:09 PM

BJ

Have just got home from Whitby and caught up with this thread. The words I have for Kelston Round Hill are in an old school biology exercise book that I recycled to use for song words when still at school, so I will type them out and post them.

Kitty


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Subject: ADD: Kelston Round Hill
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 07:23 PM

OK, here they are:

KELSTON ROUND HILL

Three trees stand on Kelston Round Hill
Sunlight gleams o'er fields so green
In those fields two young children play
Boy and girl together seen
And the trees stand tall o'er the boy and girl
And welcome the coming of spring.

Three trees stand on Kelston Round Hill
Robed in leaves 'neath the summer sky
Lovers now, hand in hand, stroll together and
Kiss beneath the trees so high
And the trees stand tall, giving shade to all
Who rest from the summer sun.

Three trees stand on Kelston Round Hill
Richly bronzed in the autumn sun
He has gone far away, he'll come back they say
When the battle's lost or won
And the trees stand tall and the dead leaves fall
For the brave one's gone to war.

Three trees stand on Kelston Round Hill
Clad in winter's coat of snow
Far away he lies, can she realise
He is dead and she must go.
And the trees stand tall, and the wild winds call
In vain, for there's none to hear.

Three trees stand on Kelston Round Hill
Seasons come and seasons go
People live, people die, still the trees reply
Man was made for joy and woe.
And the trees stand tall, and the shadows fall
As the sun sets behind the hill.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 03 - 06:34 PM

Hi
Can anyone tell me where I can find a copy of "Long Time Boy" by Nadia Cattouse? Or send me an mp3?
I am in Australia and recall hearing the record on radio here in the early 60s.
Thanks
Graeme Freeland
graeme@geelong.com
    Click here for the Long Time Boy thread. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,mike@signedbyhand.co.uk
Date: 27 Jan 04 - 10:05 AM

Hi
had never heard of her until I recently obtained, as part of a job lot, her autograph on the reverse of a Jimmy Edwards signed autograph album page. Then went onto google to try and find out anout her. Am open to offers on her signature if any fans interested.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Andy Roberts webmaster
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 03:50 PM

Hi everybody

I have just posted an update to Andy Roberts web site (andyrobertsmusic.com) and have included a recently obtained image of Nadia's album Earth Mother (On 'collaborations' page). There are also some other images from Complilation albums that featured Andy, some of which include tracks from Nadia, including 'All Around My Grandmother's Floor' which was of course written by Andy Roberts and Mike Evans.

Regards
Paul @ARM.com


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Ccattouse@aol.com
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 04:40 PM

I am maried to Trevor Cattouse who is the son of Roy Cattouse who is Nadia's brother. Would love to make contact with Nadia as we lost touch several years ago. Seems that she is still around. Her brother, Roy formaly British Honduras Middle weight boxing champion died back in 1997. My husband Trevor who was also a former professional boxer, was in touch with Nadia via his father, and used to visit her when she lived in Raynes Park.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 10:55 PM

PM me for a postal address, OK.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 06:37 PM

Worth mentioning that Nadia recently became a grandmother for the first time, (as indeed did Paddie Bell, whom I mentioned in a post above, and who has a picture of Nadias's granddaughter on her mantelpiece.)

Margaret, perhaps you should email Guest CCattouse above, she won't be able to PM you as she is a Guest ...


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Ccattouse@aol.com
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 04:00 PM

Hi

Would love to get in touch with Nadia, so would be grateful for her address.
Several years ago a lady contacted us as she had a portrait of Nadia which her husband had painted. He had since died and she was clearing out her loft. We were to pass Nadia's details on but for some reason this did not happen. We live to regret the day as I'm sure the painting would have been lovely.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 07:30 PM

I will email you her address tomorrow.

btw, I mistakenly stated above that Nadia had become a grandmother for the first time.

In fact , this is her third grand-child.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 07:34 PM

C Cattouse, as Margaret can't PM you, you may want to leave your eMail address in this thread, for her to send you the postal address. Good luck!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 07:53 PM

Susanne, I think CCattouse@aol.com is fairly self-explanatory, don't you think ? :-)


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 08:04 PM


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 08:07 PM

Nadia's address emailed, OK
(when there was no early response to my offer, it went off my radar screen....)


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 08:12 PM

Murray, you're absolutely right, it just didn't register. And I even looked at the name again before sending it off to see was there a first name included! I do get these blind spots. Sorry!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,ian mccann
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 08:31 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Nadia in the mid-sixties at the Prince Charles Theatre (now I believe a cinema). I was accompanist to Dominic Behan and Nadia in Dominic's satirical show 'Behan, Behan,Behan'. The show also featured Alex Cambell, Nigel Denve and The Haverim. My favourite Nadia song was Zombie Jamboree (I'd love to get hold of the lyrics). Nadia was real real pro and a very kind and caring person.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 12:36 PM

ZOMBIE JAMBOREE

It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a New York cemetery
It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a New York cemetery

Zombies from all parts of the Island
Some of them was a great Calypsonians
Although the season was Carnival
We get together in bacchanal
And they singing

Back to back, belly to belly
I don't give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

One female Zombie wouldn't behave
See how she jumping out of the grave
In one hand a quarter rum
In the other hand she knocking Congo drum
Believe singer start to make his rhyme
The Zombies are racking their bones in thyme
One bystander had this to say
'T was a pleasure to see the Zombies break away

Back to back, belly to belly
I don't give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

I goin' talk to Miss Brigit Bardot
And tell her miss Bardot take it slow
All the men think they're Casanova
When they see that she's bare foot all over
Even old men out into beaker
Find their hearts getting weaker and weaker
So I goin' to ask her for your sake and mine
At least to wear her ear rings part at the time

Back to back, belly to belly
I don't give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

A lot of World leaders talkin' 'bout war
And I'm afraid they're going too far
So it's up to us you and me
To put an end to Catastrophe
We must appeal to their goodness of heart
And ask them to breech in and please do their part
Cause if this Atomic war begin
They won't even have a part to breech in

Back to back, belly to belly
I don't give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: mccann
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 03:43 PM

Thanks Murray,

Its great to have the lyrics to Zombie Jamboree although I think Nadia's version might have differed slightly from this version.

Thanks again. It really brought back happy memories.

Ian McCann


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST, ebay ID ( rgbrooklands )
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 03:42 PM

ebay item - 4047842944 PICTURE AND TRACK LISTING


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Guest, jstraughan@lmu.edu
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 11:39 PM

I am a Belizean-America sociologist living in Los Angeles who found this thread quite interesting. As a child I heard a lot about Nadia Cattouse from my mother and even heard her on the BBC. Because one of my areas of interest is Belizean migration her story (biography) has been of interest to me. There are many Newswpaper articles on her in Old Belizean (British Honduran) newspapers like the Clarion and Billboard. I know for instance that while her father Albert Cattouse was a supporter of the People's United Party (and a cabinet minister in the Price government) she was a supporter of the then National Indedendence Party (perhaps because her mother was a Fairweather) in the late 1960s. She also knew one British Honduran who migrated to Britain in 1919 by the name of Arthurs (article from the Billboard).I know a little bit more about her biography, but there is more to her story that I would like to know. Back in the early 1980s a Belizean in England Amos Ford published a book on the experience of British Honduran men serving in a forestry unit in Scotland during WWII. Regrettably, she is a historical figure (like Belizean Samuel Haynes and Ludwig Lightburn in the U.S.) but nothing substantive has been written about her and her family in Britain. She figures prominently in the history of Blacks in Britain and Belizeans in Britain. If there is anyone that can assist me in finding out more about her life in Britain I would greatly appreciate it. My e-mail is jstraughan@lmu.edu. You can also write me at J. Straughan, Dept. of Sociology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA. 90045-2659.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 01:09 PM

Hello:

I will ask Daphne Navarette who is a friend of Nadia Cattouse. When I lived in England in the 60s I met her. Her husband either played in the band with John Dankworth or managed John Dankworth. What is interesting is that my husband and I went to see Cleo Laine and her son was selling her CDs and I mentioned that I grew up in Belize and knew Nadia. He was quite pleased as he grew up knowing her as a family friend. I believe she attended the gala when Cleo Laine became a dame by the queen.    Will call Daphne and find out what she knows as the last time she visited London, I believe she stayed with Nadia.


I am also interested in writing about the men from Belize who went to England during WWII. My grandmother always talked of one man, Mr. Thurton from York Street who went and never came back. I met his daughter here in Los Angeles, and found out about another man, I believe his name is Parades. Know his daughter. That would be quite a story.

Never saw this thread before, but then Harry knows everyone and everything going on.   

Will get back to you.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,BJ
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 10:04 PM

I must be young on this thread. I have heard about Albert Cattouse -- only because of the building that once housed Radio Belize -- but I've never heard anything about Nadia Cattouse. I have heard a song Peel Neck John Crow and I know that there is a person named Sylvia Cattouse here in Belize -- she works/worked with the University of Belize.

This stuff is interesting.

I am interested in knowing more about Belizeans who have contributed in history. My most enlightening read this year was Baymen. The one by Forbes -- published by Stephen Fairweather.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,David Howard
Date: 26 Nov 04 - 02:39 PM

This is fascinating, I just thought of her a day or two ago and was sent this thread, and all the memories are coming back- I already remembered Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor and watching her in the 60s at the weekend. The only record I was able to find was a single on sale in the States, but the albums appear to be almost unobtainable, Earth Mother and especially the Nadia Cattouse one which is worth a lot of money. If anyone has any idea where I could get hold of one I'd be really happy. By the wasy, anyone remember the South African Jeremy Taylor? I just heard his EP 'Ag pleez Deddy' for the first time in 35 years after a similar search. Those were the days!

satguru@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Nov 04 - 07:52 PM

Zombie Jamboree as sung by Nadia has three verses , the first two are as posted Except for lasthalf of second is :-

The Lead singer starts to make his rhyme
While the other Zombies rattlin'their bones in time


Third verse is ;-

Left and right its getting sweet
When a bystander mash the zombies feet
The Zombie lift one finger to warn
Saying mister take care you mash me corn
Funniest sight I ever did see
Was a Zombie eating Codish and Pungee
Never more Mobie or Ginger Beer
Than at the zombie parade that took place out here

More or less - I dont guarantee the spelling , but thats whats on the record !


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 05:03 AM

There are a couple of pictures on this site that include Nadia. This site may also be of interest to London folkies of a similar vintage to myself.
Giok


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 08:14 AM

Sorry this site.
Giok


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,rak@richardson4781.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 11:10 AM

I too love the song 'Port Mahon' and have a rather scratchy sounding single of Nadia singing it. I visit Port Mahon regularly in Menorca and also have a copy of the Spanish version of it sung by Joana Pons.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 11:40 AM

The birthplace of Mayonnaise is Port Mahon!
Giok


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,jwhite5096@rogers.com
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 04:23 PM

I met Nadia at the Theatre in the Round in Stoke on Trent in 1966. The local Anti Apartheid Movement put on a show commemorating the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre with a script my wife and I wrote. It was read by actors from the theatre; Nadia and a Keele student (Jeff Parton?) sang protest songs - I remember Crow on the Cradle. I think Ben Kingsley and Robert Powell were among the readers. Nelson Mandela's speech "Why I am prepared to die" closed the programme.The show was a sellout (in aid of AAM) and Nadia was moving beyond belief
James White


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Malcolm Stewart
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 05:26 AM

I knew Nadia a little during the sixties. She, Sidney Carter, Donald Swann and I did some TV and folk places together in Edinburgh.
I only once heard her sing "Red and Green Christmas" and it haunts me still (though I can't remember the tune or words!). So far as I recall "Port Mahon" was writted be Sidney (who also wrote "Down Below", and "Lord of the Dance". Nadia sang it like magic.

She was a fine person and beautiful singer. Very happy to hear of her again.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 07:00 AM

Malcolm, just in case you missed a previous post above, I reproduce part of it here, you may find it useful.

Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: BUTTERFLY - PM
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 06:59 PM

Nadia Cattouse sings "Red and Green Christmas" on "Club Folk Voluume 1" and "B.C. People" and "All Around My Grandmother's Floor" on "Club Folk Volume 2" (Peg Records, PS2 and PS3, both 1972).

Mention is made in a previous posting (Big Tim 7.4.2002) of a line of hers "We musn't spoil the tellyvee [sic]"!

I seem to remember the verse in a song about the commercialisation of Christmas (so what's new?:

"There are no lights upon our Christmas Tree
We must not spoil the Telly-Vee
No party games, no mistletoe
Just whistle Wenceslas and out (?or off) you go"


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: woodsie
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for the lyric for "Kelston Round Hill" Herga!

My sister used to sing this song in the late sixties. She has asked me to learn the guitar part so I can accompany her. The problem is I only have a vague recollection of the tune - Any body know the guitar chords?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Mike Turner
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 07:53 AM

What fruits an idle Google will bring forth!

I don't know what made me do a search on 'Nadia Cattouse' but I'm very pleased to see such a wealth of data in a still-live thread here.

Does anyone remember Nadia's brief song of domestic tragedy that went something like this :-

Hosannah!
I build me house, oh
Ahah!
I build it on the sandy ground,
Ahah!
...

[after which it gets destroyed by various weather conditions]

I've a recording of it somewhere, off air, from 1966. I think my favourite one, though, was "Good Luck to the Buck", which I'm sure must have been written by Sydney Carter, as he gives an intro to the song between verses one and two of Nadia's performance.

I remember seeing Nadia on TV much more recently, perhaps in the late 1980's or early 1990's? They referred to her earlier TV work and showed a brief clip of her as she now was.

Nadia's singing was certainly one of the inspirations that brought me into the folk movement.

Cheers,

Mike


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,drubnone@yahoo.com
Date: 26 Mar 05 - 08:47 PM

What was her father's name?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,bob
Date: 15 May 05 - 04:08 PM

Hello did Nadia write the lyrics for Kelston roundhill, and does anyone have an idea to which Kelston roundhill it refers to.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Caroline Cattouse
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 01:52 PM

Hi
Don't really know any of her music, but my Husband is her Nephew. He met up with her recently and we are planning to meet again soon. I will certainly ask her, and also show her this very interesting thread. I am sure she will be amazed that she still attracts so much interest.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 01:56 PM

She's very fondly remembered by myself and many others, you can certainly send her my love and best wishes when you see her.
Giok


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Lenny
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 01:16 PM

You might be able to help me, so far I have a photo from the British national Archives and a little Information on the British Honduras Forestry department which left here in 1941 to go to Scotland. I just recently opened a museum in Cayo and have two friends who served with this department during the war. I want to erect a monument and paint all the names of the men who went, before they fade away into the past. So if you could gather any Information or copies of photos to help me this would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Lenny Wragg
Ex British military


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Jackie S
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 10:37 AM

Hi Lenny, my father was one of the men who came from belize with the BHFU. He is now 95 yrs old and living in edinburgh, he was in the documentary titled the Tree Fellers.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Pete Maclean
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 01:38 PM

I have fond (although hazy) memories of Nadia on television in the 1960s. There was one program that I used to see her on fairly regularly, maybe "Hootenany" which someone mentioned or was it "Stramash"?

If Nadia is indeed still with us, I hope very much that she is well and knows that many of us remember her dearly.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 06 - 08:47 AM

Lisa Bailey, Nadia is my aunt, my mother is gloria cattouse, nadia is living in wimbledon


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 10:23 AM

Sees the tennis, then?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Kwesi Bacchra
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 06:30 PM

Nadia Cattouse, a lovely warm personality, was not Jamaican but from Belize


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 06:38 PM

Was ????   Was????

Why the past tense ?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: The Doctor
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 05:56 AM

In May '05 Bob asked who wrote Kelston Round Hill, and nobody seems to have replied. According to the sleeve notes in front of me it was written by Christopher Rowe of Kingston-upon-Hull. The only KRH I have found is 714' high and just to the NW of Bath, Somerset. The song was sung by Nadia, along with Tread Lightly, The Threshold, If That Is What You Want, People Like People Like Themselves, The Man For All Colours and Grief And Glory.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 04:23 PM

who really cares what happened to her.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Fliss
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 06:26 PM

There are 104 postings from people who care what happened to Nadia - and then theres yours... does that answer your banal question?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: Darowyn
Date: 30 Apr 07 - 01:43 PM

Is it just me? but I remember the song listed above as "Jumbie Jamboree", not Zombie Jamboree.
I think Jumbie is a West Indian word for a ghost or spirit.
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Johnno
Date: 31 May 07 - 04:41 AM

Interesting link plus photo
http://theyanksizzler.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=81338


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: RolyH
Date: 31 May 07 - 05:42 AM

Thats the photo from the album 'Earth Mother' which contains the excellent 'All Around My Grandmother's Floor.

If that article is anything to go by , I'd better hang on to those vinyl recordings I've got of her.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Barry Beattie
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 07:59 PM

These threads brought back some memories! I was backing guitarist for Nadia for a couple of years, after Martin Carthy was unable to continue to do it. This was 1966 I think. I appeared with her at two Edinburgh Festivals as well as various folk clubs and concerts.
However I've not heard anything of her since I got out of the folk scene in the early 70's.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 01:00 PM

Mike Lindup Father is called David Lindup and was a music composer. One of his songs appear on "full monty " soundtrack.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Gerda Flöckinger
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 06:36 AM

I think the spelling was SHIRLEY ABICAIR


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Roberta.
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 09:40 PM

Never mind 'whatever happened to Nadia Cattouse', I want to know whatever happened to Barrie Beattie. Bet he doesn't remember me, but I remember him with holes in his jacket pockets!
Those were the days, eh?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,BarryB.
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 09:20 AM

Hello Roberta, those hole are probably still there! Although I can afford to get them mended now!


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Latisha
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 10:03 AM

Someone suggested Nadia was at the celebrations after Cleo Laine was made a Dame by the Queen.   I doubt that somehow, unless there has been apologies all round.   Ms Cattouse cited Cleo as Co-Respondent in her divorce from Dave Lindup and only withdrew the allegation (which was false) at the eleventh hour.   There was quite a scandal about this in the British newspapers at the time...early 60's I think.
As far as I remember Nadia's popularity quickly faded after that.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,grkeller
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 08:59 AM

There is a song of hers (Long Time Boy) on the Belize music compilation "Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up"


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 10:52 AM

Nadia had 4 singles. The Boy Without A Heart\Long Time,Boy Parlophone r4725 1961..Port Mahon\A Little More Oil r5240 1965.Beautiful Barbados\Turn Around Reality RE 503 1966.Church Mission Society Liv SP 81 60s.an LP self titled on Reality RY10011966. An LP on RCA victor SF8070 1970. her self titled LP is on sale on Ebay at 70pounds.Earth Mother is priced at 30pounds in the Record Collector Magazine Price Guide.i have the first single in EX condition but will not part with it.BTW there's a pic of her LP on Ebay[70 pounds].


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Chris Maskell
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 01:46 PM

I have a vague recollection of this song in the 1960;s that it won a televised song contest and it was a man, i believe the writer of the song was singing. anybody else remember this?


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,raymond roy cattouse
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 02:36 PM

Eldest son of Roy cattouse would like to hear from any friends or family
sodamark@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Roberta to Barry.
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 10:36 AM

Fancy that! I completely forgot to return to the message board, believing no-one would ever spot my message. Probably too many months have passed and I've doubtless lost you again. Fancy a chat, just for old times sake? I'm in Spain so I won't stalk you! I'm at; robertakirque@hotmail.com

Far from the old folky's at home.


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Subject: RE: NADIA CATTOUSE - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Doris Tompkins
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 01:41 PM

Hey All,

I'm looking to meet my grandfather Roy Cattouse, Nadia's brother. if anyone cares to write me: doristompkins@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Caroline Cattouse
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 08:03 PM

I'm married to Trevor, one of Roy's sons. Unfortunately Roy died a few years ago.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 05:37 AM

In response to the question regarding world war "Forestry Unit" from Belize:
My uncle Carlton Fairweather who is now 98 years old lives in Belize and he may be a contact you could write to. Let me know.
eamil address: penelopecard@bellsouth.net


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Errol Lloyd
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 01:01 PM

I met Nadia Cattouse in the late 1960's or early 70's - I can't be sure which, but at any rate it was after the height of her fame as a singer/entertainer and after she had been away from the limelight for some time. I was quite young at the time and had never seen her on television and only had a vague notion of her antecedents. For that reason, my current impression of her is not based on her past glory days, but on the sort of person she has shown herself to be subsequent to those days. Knowing her, spaeking to her, observing the way she conducts herself has convinced me that she has become a much more worthy and substantial figure than she was when a singer - even a famous one. In a quiet, self effacing way, she has gone about supporting a wide range of grass roots and community groups and organisations and the events they promote and keeping an alert and critical eye on cultural, social and political developments in the modern world. I hesitate to speculate as to how old she is at the moment, but she has always presented a somewhat serene, ageless and dignified image in public that is never showy or ostentatious. What is more she is today very intellectually alert and physically energetic. Whilst not being reclusive (she puts herself out and about when she chooses to), she has obviously put a value on her privacy, which needs to be respected, for this allows her the time she needs to pursue her wide range of interests. She is one of the most vital and wonderful human beings I have the pleasure to know. She would probably be embarrassed to read this, but there is little chance as I know she has so far resisted the world of the p.c.and the Mac. And incidentally I know for a fact that she is alive and well.

Errol Lloyd


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,GUEST, Stephen Bourne
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 07:15 PM

I met Nadia in 1989 and I have remained friends with her. I endorse everything Errol Lloyd says. Nadia is a wonderful person. I have written about her acting career in my book Black in the British Frame - The Black Experience in British Film and Television (Continuum, 2001), but it saddens me that her music is not available on CD. I treasure an audio cassette I have of one of her brilliant 1960s record albums. In 2007 I screened 'Freedom Road' (1964) at the National Portrait Gallery. This award-winning television music documentary featured Nadia, Cy Grant and Cleo Laine. In 2008 I attended the opening of the Imperial War Museum's 'War to Windrush' exhibition and Nadia was there.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:21 PM

Wow such discoveries, although I never met her, she's my grandmother's niece. casasola2@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,William Flowers
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 03:51 PM

I remember when Long time boy a never see you was the # 1 song on Radio Belize hit parade. Her father was a Minister in goverment under George Price.Nadia was a member of NIP.The building that was once Radio Belize was named after her father Albert Cattouse Sr. He used to lived on Queen street across from Willy Whylie ice cream palor. Nadia also did a song called " This land is my land".


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Alan Wheeler (Cotillion folk group)
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 10:11 AM

I would like to know who actually wrote the music and lyric of Kelston Round Hill that luckily I had recorded on an old reel to reel tape recorder and which we perform sometimes


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 11:06 AM

Given here as by Christopher Rowe of Kingston-upon-Hull.

JM


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: seligmanson
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 12:10 AM

I am glad Nadia Cattousse is being recalled so affectionately on this thread, despite the whiff of muck-raking from one individual. I only knew her slightly, as a frequent guest at the Blakesly Arms, Forest Gate, club where I was resident while still a schoolboy in the early sixties. I remember her,not only as a fine performer, but as an approachable, warm human being whose company, however briefly, it was a pleasure to share. I have often wondered about her, and it's good to know that even after all this time she seems to be living a life which is true to the character I remember.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Bob Armitage
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 06:45 AM

I have numerous recordings from old reel to reel tapes of Nadia's TV shows mainly Hallelujah and some vinyl of Club Folk 1 and 2. I also have on CD a recording of Julie Felix Port Mahon not a patch on Nadia's.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Laurence
Date: 29 May 10 - 01:59 PM

Nadia was born in 1924, and I grew up listening to her sing, since her son Mike Lindup and I went to school together - he was born in 1959, and I in 1958.

I hear from Mike every so often, but he appears to be on tour again, so will no doubt get a message some time in the future.

This thread brings back some happy memories from the 1960s when I was growing up.

Life was a lot simpler.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Gerry in NW London
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 03:37 PM

I have an LP of nadia's on a reel to reel tape, one day I will transfer it to CD - its great, remember .. skipping and jumping, playing in the hot white sun, you can have my hot crossbun
I would buy the CD if they brought it out


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Norma.
Date: 02 May 11 - 09:54 AM

I, heard her sing in Manchester Cathedral in the 60's, I have never forgotton it.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Veronica
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 06:46 PM

Nadia was a regular guest at Canterbury Folk Club, most memorably for me 21st January 1966. One of the songs she sang was, 'Long time boy,' with its middle lines, ''..Say that you'll marry me tomorrow...'
I was with a boy I had met only 6 times before that evening. The following day he asked me to marry him. He's still here, 8 children and nine grandchildren....and I'm still singing.
I remembered this song last year and added it to my set. Then I realised the co-incidence.

Nadia was a lovely singer. I wonder if she still sings. I know I saw her in a BBC drama about, I think, the Windrush.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 12 Jul 11 - 05:19 PM

I have found this a really fascinating thread. It was great to read that Paddie Bell is still around - and in regular contact with Nadia! When I was a romantic 13 year-old and used to see them on "The Hootenany Show" on BBC on Friday evenings around 18:30, I just fell in love with both of them. I wonder if Martin Carthy, Nadia's frequent accompanist on the show, is also still in touch with her. A CD release of her fine work is long overdue!

All the best to all fellow contributors, Phil


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 02:54 PM

I should, of course, have pointed out that I was a romantic 13 year-old in 1964. I'm considerably older now, but no less romantic - I'm told ...

Phil


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 06:00 PM

What a fine post from Veronica (24.06.11). I can't match the epic consequences that she describes, but I once heard Nadia Cattouse sing, in the summer of 1964 or 65. It was in the White Hart pub, Drury Lane, London, which at the time had a folk night once a week, and I went to maybe 8 or 10 gigs altogether, before moving away. I don't remember any of the other singers, but Nadia was absolutely memorable. And of course her most memorable song was "Long time boy", which I already knew from Nina and Frederik's LP, but Nadia's version was much better. For weeks and weeks the song was what the Germans call an "ear-worm", I couldn't get it out of my head.
Then a few months later I met the love of my life, we lived in Italy, we had two children, I had a career, we had three grandchildren, and I forgot all about Nadia, the beautiful singer who had come to the White Hart. Now, 46 years later, it all comes back to me and it is such a pleasure to see all these happy memories of Nadia. I wish someone would issue a CD of some of her songs, I would buy it like a shot.
To Nadia I would like to say Thank you for a memorable evening, and to her family I would like to say how lucky you are to be related to such an illustrious person, so look after the old lady, for a lot of us remember her with great affection.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,John Grenville-Barker in Germany
Date: 23 Feb 12 - 03:28 AM

I remember Nadia in Les Cousins about 1966 and a lovely song "Let we wheel and turn boy,let we wheel and turn". Also with a guy "Steve Benbow Folk Four" she is a wonderful singer and person. I played Les Cousins with a Jug Band "Panama Limited" I wonder what happened to them???


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Feb 12 - 05:26 AM

There are TWO Panama alimited Jugband CDs on Amazon


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Andrew Rainbow now in Ontario, Canada
Date: 05 Apr 12 - 04:03 PM

Just found this interesting web-site. Great to remember the folk song scene in the UK in the 60's and the TV appearances of Nadia Cattouse, Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor. I wrote the song "If that is what you want" that Nadia sung on the TV series and the LP called "Songs of Grief and Glory". I still have the song book of the series and managed to get a copy of the LP on EBay after I lost my original copy.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Apr 12 - 04:35 PM

Long Time Boy Nadia Cattouse


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,starsailor
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 08:53 AM

Hi everyone, very interesting thread, as I've been fond of Nadia's music for a couple of years now, and trying to assemble everything she's recorded...I already have her 2 albums and can send high quality mp3 copies to anyone interested...I also have her "Port Mahon" single and in the near future will have some more songs that appeared on compilations. I wish I had a record label and tried to reissue her beautiful music...:-/


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,t.ro
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 06:59 AM

A friend of mine had her 'Earth Mother', L.P. and ever since listening to it in the late 70.s, the memory of her singing 'Spring' has stayed with me as a favourite. Sadly the lyrics I've forgotten though the tune is remembered. Please , please , please will someone reissue this on c.d. so that we do not have to pay these exorbitant prices people are asking for their vinyl copies.
She was and is a gem, hidden in the vast sea of forgetfulness and indifference the media have towards less successful artists than others.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: RolyH
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 12:15 PM

This is a great thread. It continues to pop up every year for an appearance.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Eddie1
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 11:25 AM

Admittedly the entry was 2 years ago but I have been looking through this thread again and saw this from Phil:
"I have found this a really fascinating thread. It was great to read that Paddie Bell is still around - and in regular contact with Nadia!"

Sadly Paddie died back in 2005. Lots of leads through Google.

Sorry to be bearer of sad tidings.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Mike Aston
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 06:13 PM

Whatever happened to Barry Beattie, Elvina/Elvira and others associated with the Folklanders? We have a comprehensive scrapbook of the Folklanders in the 60s - lots of stuff on other British singers, Pete Seeger, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Steve Benbow etc.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 08:24 PM

Several videos of Nadia on Davy Grahams Facebook page. hope I am not stating the obvious to died in the wool fans - but its there if you don't know about it.


al


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 10:37 AM

Yes Nadia Cattouse is the cause of much pride. Regarding the poster who wanted to find out more about the BH Forestry Unit that went out in 1941, I do hope he made contact with Mr Carlton Lebrun Fairweather, as was suggested by the anonymous guest in Oct 2008, for Mr Fairweather finally passed on in April 2011, at the age of 100!


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GUEST,William
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 02:44 PM

I'd be keen to catch a copy or recording of Nadia singing Kelston Roundhill. See the Kelston Roundhill blog at kelstonroundhill.com


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 03:53 PM

Copy for sale here


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 05 Jun 16 - 08:01 PM

The Topic Folk Club in Bradford is 60 years old this year, 2016, operating weekly since late 1956 (apart from the odd closure, like Xmas Day). As part of recognising this feat I (as webster for the club) have been putting up a new old photograph each week.

We don't have all that many, but a few are from the early 60s, and this week's pictures are of Nadia Cattouse and Steve Benbow at the Topic in 1960 or 1961... http://topic-folk-club.org.uk/ Scroll down below this week's act (Kelly Oliver) and there you are. Eventually I'll put larger-size copies of all our photos on the site (Ramblin Jack Elliott, Alex Campbell & Joe Locker among them).

Unfortunately, we don't have a precise date for these Nadia Cattouse photos. Nadia doesn't appear in our gigs list. We have three dates for Steve Benbow appearances, without mention of Nadia, but records from that time are a bit patchy, especially a complete blank mid-1962 to mid-1964. As the photographer, Eddie Saxton, a club member, took photos of other acts whose dates we do know in late 1960 and early 1961, I think these pics are most likely either 1st October 1960 or 6th May 1961, but I could be wrong.


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 05 Jun 16 - 08:04 PM

Oops, forgot to make a blue clicky for http://topic-folk-club.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Nadia Cattouse - whatever happened to?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Jun 16 - 04:09 AM

Lots of Nadia on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=estjvdswduE


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