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Posted By: Gareth
30-Aug-01 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Subject: RE: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Well, it takes me back to my youth. A nice list.
I've a home compilation tape in the car, it includes Pete Seegers rendition of the "Bells of Rhymney" recorded at Newport.(God knows where and when it was compiled, I found it in a boot sale.)

Travelling between Caerphilly and Swansea every working day. I get a tear to my eye playing that through Swansea, Neath, Rhymney, Merthyr Tudvill, and Caerphilly, with occasional diversions via Cardiff, Newport, Blaina, Rhondda and Wye ( Have I missed any ?)

Mind you, and this is something for another thread, the most satisfaction I have had out of a tape in a Car was playing "Captain Sensible's" version of Betjemans Poem "Come Friendly Bombs and fall on Slough" whilst driving through Slough and Maidenhead ( also mentioned in the poem)- whilst diverted off the M4 (Major traffic crunch) after picking up Number 2 Sister from Heathrow.

Have any other Catters had a similar feeling ?

Gareth

Glossary.

Slough - an appalling 1930's expansion of London to the West.

Maidenhead - an equally appalling 1930's middleclass comuter town - full of mock Tudor pretentions

M4 - The Motorway (freeway) between London, Bristol and South Wales.

Heathrow - The main Airport for London,just off the M4