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'Streets of Brummagem' LP Shenley Court

GUEST,Ali Bongo 11 Feb 17 - 07:28 AM
FreddyHeadey 14 Jan 18 - 05:14 PM
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Subject: 'Streets of Brummagem' LP Shenley Court
From: GUEST,Ali Bongo
Date: 11 Feb 17 - 07:28 AM

I wonder if I could use the collective wisdom of this esteemed website to find out more about the LP "Streets of Brummagem" It was recorded in 1971 and seems to have been the brainchild of the wonderful Roy Palmer r.i.p.

Can anyone tell me more about the record and the motivation. It is not even clear who the actual singers are since there are lots of children's names but I can't tell who the main male singer is (possibly one Martyn Briggs?) As mentioned above there is a very competent adult male singer who seems to lead many of the songs and I was wondering if it was Roy Palmer himself?

Any help in solving this puzzle greatly appreciated.

The Catalogue number of this particular LP is CH (for Charles Horrell) 102 and I believe he produced CH 101 at around the same time (1970) which was another LP by Shenley Court and called "Birmingham Lads".

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Subject: RE: 'Streets of Brummagem' LP Shenley Court
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 14 Jan 18 - 05:14 PM

Shenley Court Comprehensive (& Roy Palmer)- "Birmingham Lads" (1970)

1. Birmingham Lads
2. Devil and Ploughman
3. Keepers and Poachers
4. When shall we get married, John
5. Perry Merry Dixi
6. The Mallard
7. I can't find Brummagem
8. Sing Ivy
9. A new song on the opening of the Birmingham and Liverpool railway
10. Birmingham Fair
11. The Eynsham Poaching Song
12. Botany Bay
13. The Mouse's Song
14. The 24th of February
15 Who's the fool now?
16. Topman and the Afterguard
17. Tarry Wool
18. Hey, Shoo all the Birds
19. The Tyre Fitter*

Recorded by Charles Horrell at S.C.C.S., 26th September 1970
Sleeve Design and Production by David Hart and Paul Hipkiss
* "Tiny Newman" worked at the Austin Motor Works in the 1930's and was allegedly a giant of a man who fitted car tyres with his hands!

Shenley Court Folk Group - "Streets of Brummagem" 1971
Recorded by the pupils and teachers of
Shenley Court Comprehensive School, Birmingham
in 1971.

1. Streets of Brummagem
2. Street cries
3. Fiddle tunes
4. Convicts' farewell
5. The unfortunate wife
6. Adieu, adieu
7. With my hand on my head
8. Lancashire lads
9. The jolly waggoner
10. Colliers, chainmakers, chimney sweeps
11. Brian O'Lin
12. The King's health / Marden forfeit song
13. Kelly the pirate
14. Milking pails
15. Black, white, yellow and green
16. Ramzo
17. Rigs of Birmingham

Recorded by Charles Horrell, 1971
Sleeve design and printing by David Hart
Production by Roy Palmer

& A mention of Shenley Court singing 'Sing Ivy' here

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Subject: RE: 'Streets of Brummagem' LP Shenley Court
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Jan 18 - 06:08 AM

Roy Palmer did sing, usually to illustrate his books at folk festivals like the long gone Putley FF, it might have been him. He even sponsored me for access to the Bodleian Library so I could do research on a collected song. As it happened I failed on that specific quest and a couple of years later he came across a reference to a snippet of a "folk processed" bit of the song. Old England She Needs Soldiers
He even included one of my songs in a talk about shanties. To lift the talk (it is a parody). Knittershanty

He was a teacher and headmaster in Birmingham but retired early to concentrate on his books. And a thoroughly nice guy.

Wiki on Roy

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From: GUEST,xxx
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 01:02 AM

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