Tuesday, January 29, 2008

by Paul #6

Lionel Long "Troubador - Folksongs of the British Isles" 1965
LP Rip @224kbs.

Lionel Long was a young Australian part-time country singer/songwriter in the 1950s but relied on his day job as a shearer. With the folk revival, he quickly became successful as a singer of traditional British and Australian Folk Songs putting out a few LPs which now seem to have largely vanished with the exception of a 2005 CD re-issue of one LP "Waltzing Matilda" which is still selling. I have two of his LPs, namely, this featured one and another Australian Folk one "The Wild Colonial Boy" both of which I have ripped and edited. If anyone has any of his other albums, I would love to hear from them.

The tracks on this LP are:-
1. The Fox
2. Barbara Allen
3. Queen Jane (track erroneously listed as 'Queen Anne' on rear of LP cover)
4. Early One Morning
5. Greensleeves
6. The Four Marys
7. The Ash Grove
8. The Troubador Song
9. Knick-Knacks (this old man)
10. The Four Ravens
11. Green Broom
12. John Riley

7 Comments:

Blogger Kadek55 said...

It's always great to have the opportunity to get to know "new music"
I never heard of Lionel but he's great!

Thanks a lot!

29 January, 2008 21:55  
Blogger Farmer boy said...

perfect for a cold winter's day

30 January, 2008 07:22  
Anonymous franke said...

hey! he's playing a wandervogel lute! (guitar-lute)

30 January, 2008 11:13  
Blogger Paul said...

Yes, he was a big fan of the guitar-lute and it does make for a good sound. I forgot to mention that he became a local (Australian) TV star and focused on acting rather than music. A great loss as he was not that good an actor!

30 January, 2008 17:59  
Blogger Solwerlad said...

He's singing probably the loveliest version of Greensleeves I've ever heard (and I had been collecting them!)

05 February, 2008 05:31  
Anonymous PMinAd said...

Thanks so much Paul

I have this album from way back then, and have been procrastinating about recording it digitally, but my copy is far more damaged than yours. And Lionel sounds every bit as good as I had remembered. What A beautiful voice for a "part-timer"!

You have inspired me. I have a pristine copy of a Tina Lawton LP that I bought last year. I must get it into digital form and up here!

08 February, 2008 21:46  
Blogger Mandy said...

Thanks for this - really lovely to hear it again after 30 years.

23 March, 2008 20:49  

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