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Thread #150118 Message #3496986
Posted By: Brian Peters
31-Mar-13 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Graeme Miles: RIP (29 March 2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Graeme Miles: RIP (29 March 2013)
I heard Graeme take his turn in the singarounds at the WIlson's club at the Colly in Thornaby many times during the early 1980s. Where did this quiet unassuming man get all those fantastic songs from? I twas only when I asked him about the shanty-styled 'James Cook the Sailor' that I realised the truth.
We all have our favourites, but hearing the Wilsons sing 'Sea Coal' has always sent shivers down my spine. And am I right in thinking that was the first song he wrote? Such economy, such an eye for detail, and such devastating social comment. That's genius.
The WIlsons sing 'Sea Coal'