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BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'

DaveRo 17 Jul 19 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Bradfordian 17 Jul 19 - 04:01 PM
DaveRo 17 Jul 19 - 04:40 PM
Steve Shaw 17 Jul 19 - 06:35 PM
GUEST,Dick Miles 18 Jul 19 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,henryp 18 Jul 19 - 02:01 PM
The Sandman 21 Jul 19 - 03:58 AM
GUEST 21 Jul 19 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,bernieandred 21 Jul 19 - 02:02 PM
DaveRo 21 Jul 19 - 03:00 PM
Mrrzy 22 Jul 19 - 01:23 PM
Roger the Skiffler 23 Jul 19 - 09:38 AM
JHW 23 Jul 19 - 01:52 PM
Mr Red 24 Jul 19 - 03:58 AM
JHW 24 Jul 19 - 05:17 AM
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Subject: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: DaveRo
Date: 17 Jul 19 - 11:34 AM

50 years after it was first recorded, Ralph McTell and others discuss Streets of London...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tks


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: GUEST,Bradfordian
Date: 17 Jul 19 - 04:01 PM

50 years! Really?
Very enjoyable little programme (Radio 4)


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: DaveRo
Date: 17 Jul 19 - 04:40 PM

I thought it was interesting to start with, but went astray.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jul 19 - 06:35 PM

It was a lovely programme about a very good song.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: GUEST,Dick Miles
Date: 18 Jul 19 - 01:27 PM

Great


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 18 Jul 19 - 02:01 PM

Congratulations to Ralph. And thank you to the BBC.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Jul 19 - 03:58 AM

very intersting to hear about other issues too


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jul 19 - 05:29 AM

Ralph McTell used to be a regular visitor to The West London Irish Music session in Fulham
I one heard him say he'd made more money out of 'Streets of London' that the homeless enevr did
Nice, very perceptive feller
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: GUEST,bernieandred
Date: 21 Jul 19 - 02:02 PM

Part of the "Soul Music" series. Good show, but not as good as many of the others in this great series. If you aren't familiar, check out the website & download great progs, such as , "First Time Ever etc." "Skye Boat Song" Wichita Lineman" & loads more.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: DaveRo
Date: 21 Jul 19 - 03:00 PM

GUEST,bernieandred wrote: Part of the "Soul Music" series.
Which is probably why I've never listened to it before. If there hadn't a picture of Ralph in Radio Times I would have ignored it.

I look forward to 'Farewell to Stromness'.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Jul 19 - 01:23 PM

Talk about a sad song...


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 23 Jul 19 - 09:38 AM

At last! A thread where no-one disagrees or snipes at another member!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: JHW
Date: 23 Jul 19 - 01:52 PM

'I thought it was interesting to start with, but went astray.'
Agree but was worth the listen.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: Mr Red
Date: 24 Jul 19 - 03:58 AM

Astry? ASTRAY?

It was all connected. Like the muscles in yer body you use to play guitar! Yer backbone that stops you flopping, yer calf muscles that tap the rhythm. It was connected, and needed what was there to flesh out what would have been a very narrow subject. Which, let us not get too blinkered was "Streets of London by Ralph McTell". The person was in the title. What he did, interwoven by the song, was in context.

Call me a butterfly mind but the genesis in the streets of Paris was my kind of paradox. The song talking to a heroin addict. Ralph's proximity and participation in the Derek Bentley case all hung together, and new to me. A gripping yarn sums it up. Well executed (pun not intended).

It is radio. Chords and finger positions don't mean much - that is for TV. The back story is the domain of radio.


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Subject: RE: BBC radio prog about 'Streets of London'
From: JHW
Date: 24 Jul 19 - 05:17 AM

Good series. Today I heard about 'Wind of Change' which song I've never heard.
Mostly about a guy getting out of East Germany as was.


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