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Folk London 1956-58

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Subject: Folk London 1956-58
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 10:15 AM

Folksong London 1956-58.

Mentioned on my recent thread about "I Never Go To Work", which I learnt in London about 1956-58, were John Hasted*, Martin Winsor*, Redd Sullivan*, Sandy Paton*. All these were friends, or at least close acquaintances.

Others I recall from the same time were Shirley Collins, Stan Kelly, Dominic Behan*, Robin Hall*, Peggy Seeger, Jimmy McGregor, Nancy Whiskey*, Henry Morris, Isabel Sutherland, Paul Carter, Steve Benbow, Russell Quaye, Hilda Syms, Jenny Leathers, Karl Dallas, Tom Paley, Eric Winter*, Gina Glazer, Isla Cameron*... (I left London in early=60s and only caught up with next, Carthy/Bellamy, generation in 70s).

There were probably others I have forgotten or overlooked, but these are the ones who come to mind at this precise moment. Those marked with *s are ones I know to be dead. Some {Shirley, Stan...} are still prominent on the Scene, I think. Anyone know anything else about any of the others?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk London 1956-58
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 10:25 AM

... and forgot Bill Leader, Peter Kennedy*, Bob Davenport ... and probably others; but that will do for now ~~~ unless anyone wants to mention any others who were around at the time. {I also, of course, knew, but not obviously quite as friends in the same way, many of the earlier, Ewan MacColl*/Bert Lloyd*/Hamish Henderson*, generation.}

~M~


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Subject: RE: Folk London 1956-58
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 10:42 AM

Caroline Paton of course, Guy Carawan? Winston and Mary Jane Young ?
Enoch Kent ?

I may be a year or so out but I believe they were here within your time scale as with Jack Elliott and Derroll Adams.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Folk London 1956-58
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 11:03 AM

Thanks, Hoot. Caroline was included with Sandy by implication. I knew Guy Carawan & Jack Elliott but not well ~ tho knew Dean Gitter & Ralph Rinzler more, & should probably have included them. I recall being among a group invited home for a drink after a session by Ralph & being astounded to find myself in a suite at the Dorchester, Park Lane!, which makes me now think of Benny Hill's song about the folksinger from America and the brand new Rolls Royce car ... I think Enoch Kent was still in Glasgow ~~ Robin used to talk of him, but I don't remember ever meeting him. Didn't know the Youngs at all ~ their name quite new to me. I think Derroll Adams came over a few years later.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk London 1956-58
From: Newport Boy
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 12:12 PM

Isabel Sutherland died in 19988 - a great loss.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Folk London 1956-58
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 12:20 PM

I just listened to Charles Parker And The Radio Ballads on R7 this morning. There were Gordon McCulloch who is still with us and Bobby Campbell who is not. They had a band called The Exiles with Enoch Kent. There were Charles McDevitt and Pete Stanley who I last saw at Steve Benbow's funeral (a very uplifting humanist affair) as well as Diz Disley who has, in the meantime, dropped off the mortal coil. And then there was Alex Campbell.


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Subject: RE: Folk London 1956-58
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM

I met Enoch Kent in Toronto about ten or twelve years ago. He was involved with (or perhaps performing) with a young band that featured a bagpiper and had a name something like 'Unleash the Haggis.'


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