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Angela Brazil

GUEST,matt milton 29 Jun 09 - 02:16 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Jun 09 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 29 Jun 09 - 08:05 PM
GUEST 30 Jun 09 - 06:54 AM
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Subject: Angela Brazil
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:16 PM

Listening to a track, 'The Poor Smuggler's Boy', from a compilation called Songs of the Travelling People.
(see/hear at:

She has one of the loveliest voices I've ever heard. Sort of a bit Billie Holliday, a bit Karen Dalton. Really stands out in the context of the voices on this particular album - totally out of kilter (not that the other performances aren't fantastic, of course).

Although her surname is spelled 'Brasil' on the track listings, I assume she's part of the Brazil family, right? Can anyone tell me if there are any more recordings of her? I know there's a Brazil family recording on mustrad...

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Subject: RE: Angela Brazil
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:51 PM

Clones, please correct the spelling of her name to Angela Brasil.

With Mary Ellen Connors et al. she sings a very good "Edward" (Child 13) on the Alan Lomax disc, "Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Classic Ballada vol. 1. RDR-1775.

Who is she?

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Subject: RE: Angela Brazil
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:05 PM

There are some recordings of her, placed within the context of the extended family, their way of life and songs on this Musical Traditions CD:

Derek Schofield

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Subject: RE: Angela Brazil
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 06:54 AM

Yes, I looked at the track listing for that Musical Traditions CD last night. I'd been meaning to get around to buying that CD for a long time anyway, and hearing that version of 'Poor Smuggler's Boy' has clinched it.

Does anyone know if any members of the Brazil family are still performing?

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