Tuesday, December 18, 2007

by gonzo #18

gonzo said...
Going back again into the 50's decade
here is the classic:

Ewan MacCol, Dominic Behen "Streets of Song" 1959

This is posted in two parts:

Part One, the MP3 files
Part Two, the Artwork, full words etc

gonzo said...
I must second Manila's comments and also say thanks to all the posters that have made so much varied music available to our ears, some artists I never heard before, some familiar too, but all interesting, even if I didn't keep some of the downloads, my collection has certainly swelled a lot.
Greetings to all however you celebrate this time of year.

Thanks Gonzo.

P.S And of Course to Lizardson
who is online and frantically editing these posts NOW :-))


Anonymous gonzo said...

Spot my deliberate Mistake?

Even Lizardson didn't...

Say after me its NOT BRENDEN

I got him on the mind recently


18 December, 2007 21:29  
Blogger Lizardson said...


yes, it's Dominic

18 December, 2007 22:32  
Anonymous yabanjin said...


gonzo dude, thank you so much for this. It has been my great good fortune to collect a lot of music by Ewan MacColl on CD these past few years, but this one has eluded me. On the other hand, as you probably know, Dominic's music remains mostly exiled on vinyl and is virtually impossible to find on CD. If you have any more of it (particularly his rendition of The Aulde Triangle, which I listened to all the time as a boy), I beseech you to post it. Some other Irish tunes I miss are from a vinyl record called The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Sing Songs of the Sea (also unavailable on CD) and of course more A.L. Lloyd, particularly "The Work of the Weavers." Thanks again from this American-Irish boy doing his doctoral research in Japan. P.S. Lizardson rules!

18 December, 2007 23:22  
Blogger Lizardson said...


you're noble savage...

19 December, 2007 00:04  
Anonymous gonzo said...

Somewhere I have the songs from the Dominic Behen LP of IRA songs, Which has always been a rareity, not my rip but is reasonably clean as far as I remember. I don't seem to have the track The Aulde Triangle here.

19 December, 2007 08:58  
Anonymous yabanjin said...

Not to be boring, but it could be spelled The Old Triangle or some such variant. Any Behan would be appreciated, anyway. Now that the war is over those IRA songs could even be considered a guilty pleasure. I'm a peacenik myself, but hey -- those Irish really know how to sing.

Oh, and it's 出張 not 主張, of course. But you know what I mean, Lizardson.

19 December, 2007 18:19  
Blogger ray531 said...

Alan Lomax has an album of children singing street songs called Singing In The Streets

19 December, 2007 20:11  
Blogger ray531 said...

Alan Lomax has an album of children singing steet songs called "Singing In The Steets" One track-My Girls A Corker-is excellent Ray

19 December, 2007 20:19  
Blogger GeoX said...

All I know about Dominic Behan is that "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" is one of my favorite songs ever. All I know about Brendan Behan is that I wrote a long seminar paper about "The Quare Fellow" and "The Hostage" last semester. Coming soon(ish) to a journal near you. Maybe. Possibly. Fingers crossed.

20 December, 2007 04:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Cz, fromPrague .Hello!Hello!Hello! 1.The Old Bush Songs, there's nothing similar to a thunderstorm. 2.Allan L. I know his carols. From Germ.radio. 3. There's one folk m. ,which I listen from LP 1972 : Johny Silvo and Dave Moses, Amen,Midnight Special,....Thank you very much.God bless you in 2008.

22 December, 2007 17:26  
Anonymous gonzo said...

Looking at the downloads for this album, it seems that posting the MP3's and artwork separately has enabled an interesting statistic, or has it?

The artwork (including a comprehensive set of song words) has seen only 60% of the total downloads for the MP3's. Does this mean people are less interested in the artwork than the music, or does it mean that free Rapidshare users are having to wait a few hours for the second part, then forgetting it? I am sure the keen statistitions out there will have an answer :-))

27 December, 2007 19:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody interested in Dominic Behan's discography can find more info at:

09 January, 2008 02:02  

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