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Posted By: GUEST,BlackAcornUK
15-Feb-21 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Info: Charlie Bate (Cornish singer)(1919-1977)
Subject: Charlie Bate (Cornish singer)
Very interested to know if people are aware of releases by the Padstow singer Charlie Bate (1919-1977) -

I'm very taken with his voice, having encountered a couple of tracks on Topic's The Folk Songs Of Britain Volume 9: Songs of Ceremony (1971);

Sadly, it seems that there are no single, 'official' album releases, with a handful of tracks scattered across compilations and concert recordings.

There's some more info here:
https://www.padstowmuseum.co.uk/Charlie_bates_songs.html

...And here:
http://cornishnationalmusicarchive.co.uk/content/charlie-bate

There are also two archived concerts online - 1973 recordings from pubs and parties:
http://cornishnationalmusicarchive.co.uk/content/charlie-bate-compilation-by-bert-lobb-in-1973

...And also 1976, for Padstow Old Cornwall Society:
http://cornishnationalmusicarchive.co.uk/content/charlie-bate-1976-recording

Does anyone know much about Charlie? Perhaps you even met him or saw him perform?