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shot in the dark - Jake Thackray?

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Den 03 Sep 99 - 12:53 PM
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Den 03 Sep 99 - 12:58 PM
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Subject: shot in the dark
From: Den
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 12:53 PM

This is a real shot in the dark I know but I thought some of our Brit catters may be able to help. I'm trying to remember the name of an English folk singer who sang some really funny songs. He played a classical guitar and sang with a kind Etonian accent almost like a Noel Coward type of voice. Its not a lot to go on I know but this is the cat and .....thanks Den.


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: Bert
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 12:55 PM

Are you thinking of Jake Thackray? Some of his songs are

On again, on again
The gorilla
Ballad of Billy Kershaw.

He had a regular spot on TW3 yonks ago.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: Den
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Bert I believe that's the guy. Did he also do a song about a barmaid? Do you have any of the words to his songs? They might be appreciated here on the digitrad.


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: MMario
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:20 PM

see this former thread: here

Url:http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=9290

and Alta vista found 45 sites when I searched on "Jake Thackray"

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:20 PM

Damn, Bert, all in the span of five minutes!! You're GOOD!*g*

kat


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: Bert
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:23 PM

I have a cassette of his "On Again, On Again".

Don't recall a barmaid specifically, could be "The Widow of Bridlington" who - in bar - 'danced upon the copper top, and fiddled 'till the dancers dropped'

This is all I found on the forum. here

Send me a personal message with your snail mail address.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:31 PM

Two minutes only, Kat, to be correct, five minutes between request and 'Thank you'. Two minutes for a meaningful response without a link, there has never been a quicker response yet, though I think I remember two or three ties. To the best of my recollection, the five minutes from request to a deserved 'thank you' are a new record.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: DougR
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 08:42 PM

You sure you got the right guy? From the description you could be describing Richard Dyer-Bennet. A classical folk singer from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

DougR


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Subject: RE: shot in the dark
From: Bugsy
Date: 04 Sep 99 - 02:52 AM

If you like Jake Thackery - you should also look research a british expat in Australia by the name of Bernard Bolan. His work is on a very similar vein and just as good (I think)

Bugsy


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