Friday, November 17, 2006

George Deacon & Marion Ross "Sweet William's Ghost"
(UK Folk 1973)


Very rare 1972 folk album,
George Deacon's principal interest has always been the traditional songs of England. He recorded with Transatlantic Records releasing "Sweet William's Ghost" on XTRA 1130. 11 traditional songs inc. versions of "The Three Ravens" & "The Bitter Withy", feat. unusual harmonimum arrangements. One track of which, "The Devonshire Farmer's Daughter", has recently been reissued on the double CD "The Best of English Folk" (ESDCD770). Copies of Sweet Willam's Ghost are much sought after and command high prices.

George Deacon:
Recorded by me as the title track to an album of songs (XTRA1130) This was one of many ballads found on broadsheets purchased by Percy from the Dicey family in London. They were important publishers of broadside ballads.

3 Comments:

Blogger Singing Bear said...

You, sir, are THE MAN! :)

17 November, 2006 18:42  
Anonymous arbor said...

This is a great album thanks for sharing! Is this the only album by them?

04 December, 2006 08:01  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Hello Lizardson, congratulations, your blogspot is like the alladin lamp; could you post again this treasure ? thanks anf bye from Italy

25 September, 2010 22:32  

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