Peter Kennedy Collection

Jimmy White and George Taylor, Northumberland 1954

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/53

  • Recording date

    1954-06-09

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Whittingham, Northumberland, England

  • Performers

    White, Jimmy (singer, male), Taylor, George (melodeon)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'West Percy Hunt'. Jimmy White. Solo male singer. Spoken introduction describing a local hunt and the song's original writer. 'Astley Ride'. George Taylor. Solo melodeon reel. 'The Clinch Polka'. George Taylor. Solo melodeon reel with short introduction. 'Drops of Brandy'. George Taylor. Solo melodeon reel with short introduction. 'Hexham Races (Two Takes)'. George Taylor. Solo melodeon. False start on first attempt. The first take begins at 0'21". The second take, beginning at 1'29", has the melodeon basses taken out. 'The Cannie Shepherd Laddies O'The Hills'. Jimmy White. Solo male singer. Spoken introduction describing the song's original writer, a local shepherd the singer knew as a young man. Tune is based on 'Darling Nelly Gray' or 'Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie'.

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