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Music From The Glen

Music From The Glen
Sunday February 4th, 2018 with Ed Kingscote
Playing a mixture this morning, but with a bit of a focus on Black History Month.

People Get Ready
Edward II - The Definitive Collection - E2 Music '09
Up the Walls of the World
Glorystrokes - Rude Mechanicals - Self '10
Bright Phoebus
Lal and Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus - Domino '17
Bell Towers/February Waltz
Whapweasel - Festivalis - Self '12
Erddigan Y Pidydd Goch
Alex Kehler & Nicholas Williams - First Frost - Self '15 Canadian
Babylon
False Lights - Harmonograph - Wreckord '18 New
Let the Bullgine Run-Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Tickled Pink - Terpsichore Polyhymnia - Talking Elephant '05
Bully in Alley
Finest Kind - For Honour & For Gain - Fallen Angle '10 Canadian
Tenting in the Old Camp Ground
Finest Kind - For Honour & For Gain - Fallen Angle '10 Canadian
Shallow Brown
Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson - Gift - Topic '10
Essequibo River
Martin Simpson - The Collection - Topic '92
Adikatali
Amasong - Over here the water is sweet - Self '97
Down to the Water
Tabbush Sisters - This Close - Reiver '03
Swing Easy
Edward II - The Definitive Collection - E2 Music '09
Eireann
Afro Celt Sound System - Volume 2: Release - Real World
Tam Lyn Retold
The Imagined Village - The Imagined Village - Real World '07
Little Margaret
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Dona Got a Ramblin'Mind
Black is the Colour
Nina Simone - Anthology
These Hands
The Young'Uns - Strangers - Hereteu '17
Interactive CKCU
Ed Kingscote (host)
Shallow Brown is featured in the EFDSS publication Black Sailors and Sea Shanties available here: https://media.efdss.org/resourcebank/docs/RB217_Black_Sailors_and_Sea_Shanties.pdf Shallow Brown is a farewell song, described by Stan Hugill as a pumping shanty of West Indian origin. It also has the title of Challo Brown – Challo is a Caribbean term that means mixed race. The song was heard as far afield as the ports of Chile. There is also a version that describes the life of a slave sold to an American ship owner.

12:21 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
Johnny Come Down to Hilo is referenced here https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/apr/21/featuresreviews.guardianreview17 (warning, contains original song lyrics using language that is not acceptable today - folk process has been applied by many to modernize these songs for audiences today)

12:36 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
Bully in the Alley - A raucous work song sung in the American South by men compressing cotton in the hold of sailing vessels. More information here: http://www.shanty.org.uk/archive_songs/bully-in-the-alley.html

12:46 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
Essequibo River - http://www.shanty.org.uk/archive_songs/essequibo-river.html

12:47 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/art48879 also talks about Essequbio River

7:45 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
Asikatali is a South African Zulu freedom song, transmitted in the oral tradition and first arriving in the USA in 1984.

7:48 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_in_the_River_to_Pray - suggestions it was composed by an African-American slave, but exact origin is unknown.

7:51 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
These Hands belong to Sybil Phoenix who first came to Britain from British Guiana in 1956. She overcame relentless racism and personal tragedy to become the first black woman to be awarded the MBE for her work fostering hundreds of children in Lewisham.

8:29 PM, February 4th, 2018
Ed Kingscote (host)
It has been very interesting doing the research for this show, I would like to thank Colin for pointing me towards sea shanties and taking me off in a whole new direction as I was doing my preparation.

8:31 PM, February 4th, 2018
cmh
Great show, Ed, enjoyed listening on demand!

11:45 AM, February 11th, 2018